Johnny Patterson

The lone demonstrator who stood down a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square on 5 June 1989 was dubbed ‘Tank Man’ or the ‘Unknown Rebel’. Though the image achieved worldwide fame, neither the man’s name nor his fate has ever come to light

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square vigil will be different this year

4 June 2021 4:19 am

Every year since the tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, Hong Kongers have gathered in their thousands…

Boris's China plan is a missed opportunity

17 March 2021 12:05 am

From Brexit to China, ‘cakeism’ – the idea that it is possible to govern without making hard choices – appears…

Disney's Mulan is everything Xi Jinping could wish for

8 September 2020 9:00 pm

The last year has seen a litany of corporates bend the knee to the mighty Chinese Communist party. From HSBC’s…

Welcome to authoritarian Hong Kong

31 July 2020 11:16 pm

The national security law in Hong Kong has been passed for just over a month, but the scope of Beijing’s…

Will Boris Johnson stand with Hong Kong?

28 May 2020 7:34 pm

Hong Kong, ‘Asia’s World City’, is becoming a place where legislators fear that they could face years in prison for…

Washington is furious at Boris's Huawei bid

12 March 2020 10:30 pm

Boris Johnson faced his first major rebellion of the new parliament on Tuesday. Parliamentarians are waking up to the fact…