Hong Kong’s leaders and police have sought to recast what has happened in the past year. Even if no one is convinced, it may not matter.
In Hong Kong and around the world, public-health concerns are being used to excuse extraordinary overreach.
The authorities insist freedoms will be upheld. Their actions show otherwise.
The South China Morning Post is arguably the world’s most important newspaper—for what it tells us about media freedoms as China’s power grows.
With a far-reaching national-security law, overlords in a distant capital are again making decisions on the city’s behalf.
Carrie Lam has been a unique failure. Yet she is merely a symptom of Hong Kong’s ills.
The city’s force had dubbed itself “Asia’s Finest.” Now it is seen by many as an occupying force.
The experience of eating out in Hong Kong illustrates what it’s like to visit a restaurant right now.
China has moved to take away the city’s autonomy, one of several aggressive actions by Beijing across the region.
Countries “are not backing down in the face of Chinese pressure” over the island, its foreign minister says.
The pandemic has exposed how richer countries, including the United States, rely on health-care workers from poorer ones, such as the Philippines.
The cancellation of major events has left stadiums empty and casinos closed.
Refugee camps such as those in Bangladesh are a tinderbox for the spread of the coronavirus.
New restrictions in Hong Kong show that a single round of constraints won’t be enough to beat the pandemic.
The imprint SARS has left on Hong Kong speaks to the legacy COVID-19 may well leave on much of the world.
As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, so too does racism.
We can get a sense of what to expect from Hong Kong, where students have already been out of school for more than a month.
Countries have closed off their borders with China, airlines have slashed flights, and hotels have seen a big drop-off in bookings.
Growing numbers of people are joining unions in Hong Kong to pressure the authorities to respond to their demands.
The city’s prodemocracy protests and the threat of coronavirus build on common complaints.