Hong Kong

The price of courage: On Java Road, by Lawrence Osborne, reviewed

30 July 2022 9:00 am

Lawrence Osborne’s novels are easy to admire. They tend to deal with characters trapped in morally questionable situations and their…

China's 'useful idiots' keep their honours

31 January 2022 11:36 pm

Ministers like to talk a good game on China. But, as the Commons witnessed just two weeks ago, all too…

The Pillar of Shame and the erasure of Hong Kong

25 December 2021 3:05 am

In the dead of night one of the most prominent memorials to the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Pillar of Shame,…

Don’t let China’s climate sins cloak its crushing of Hong Kong

6 November 2021 9:00 am

China’s failure to bring anything new to COP26 surprised no one. The world’s worst carbon emitter offered no advance on…

Folk music is still very much alive and kicking

16 October 2021 9:00 am

As a writer who obsesses over the right title to grab a target audience, seeing a book subtitled ‘Song Collectors…

The Supreme Court’s shameful statement on Hong Kong

27 August 2021 6:07 pm

In a statement which will doubtless surprise the scores of lawyers, democratic politicians and human rights activists who are currently…

Beijing's cruel attempt to stop fleeing Hongkongers

30 March 2021 11:44 pm

The Chinese Communist party regime likes to portray itself as the new superpower, displaying its strength on the world stage.…

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…

Immigration is no longer a political problem

5 March 2021 11:49 pm

Ask voters what the most important issue facing Britain is and just 2 per cent say immigration. Even when you…

The Reddit rampage is a sign of market turmoil ahead

6 February 2021 9:00 am

The Reddit story — in which a ragtag army of small investors have executed a spectacular short squeeze against hedge-fund…

How should Britain respond to the takeover of Hong Kong?

16 January 2021 9:00 am

The West’s approach to China must change

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Biden should embrace Britain’s new Indo-Pacific strategy

17 December 2020 1:48 am

While final negotiations on the UK’s relationship with the EU continue to drag, No. 10 is moving rapidly to expand…

Letters: Labour’s left vs left struggle

5 December 2020 9:00 am

Left vs left Sir: Your leading article (‘Comfort spending’, 28 November) makes the classic mistake about modern politics which prevents…

How the UK can help Hong Kong

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Beijing’s authority is sweeping through Hong Kong

China has taken control of Hong Kong's legislature

12 November 2020 2:37 am

Hong Kong’s legislature has today moved one step closer to becoming a local branch of the Chinese Communist Party, after…

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The New York Times has no editorial policy

4 October 2020 6:52 am

The New York Times put many lives in danger in June when it published an op-ed from Republican senator Tom…

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The real reason for Pope Francis’s disgraceful Pompeo snub

3 October 2020 3:35 am

Why did Pope Francis refuse to meet Secretary Pompeo in Rome this week? The obvious answer is that he didn’t…

Why poetry matters

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Juan Carlos, ex-King of Spain, behaved foolishly in relation to money and sex, and so his decision to leave Spain…

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…

Portrait of the week: Vaccine hopes, the Russia report and a knighthood for Captain Tom

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Home A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford, tested on 1,077 people, was found to induce antibodies and…

Does classical Athens give us a clue to China’s next move?

18 July 2020 9:00 am

In 1984, China agreed a ‘one country, two systems’ treaty with the UK, designed to control the relationship between Hong…

China’s next target: the clock is ticking for Taiwan

11 July 2020 9:00 am

After Hong Kong, is Taiwan China’s next target?

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Farewell, dear Hong Kong

6 July 2020 1:05 pm

There was no way to know that the last trip I took to Hong Kong just a few years ago…

Letters: Did Bristol really want to see Colston fall?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Hong Kong’s success Sir: Carl Heneghan and Tom Jefferson are right to compare the UK’s Covid-19 response with Hong Kong’s…

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Gracious China allows athletes to speak out on social issues again

20 June 2020 6:26 am

Even after China unleashed a viral pandemic on the planet, crashing the world economy and killing thousands, we all find…