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Past articles by Kimmy:

Coronavirus: Hong Kong lawmakers slam top ministers as 'incompetent' and slow to react to public health crisis, Asia News

Hong Kong lawmakers from across the political divide slammed top ministers as "incompetent" and "slow to react to the novel coronavirus epidemic" at a special Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday. Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung and Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee, alongside 11 other top officials, faced three hours of grilling from lawmakers in the first meeting… → Read More

Macau confirms second patient infected with Chinese coronavirus, Asia News

Macau has confirmed its second case of the Chinese coronavirus infection, as its tourism board cancelled all Lunar New Year celebrations, including a firework show and a parade. The city's Chief Executive Ho Iat-seng on Thursday afternoon announced that preventive measures would be stepped up along its border with Zhuhai, the adjacent mainland city, and all travellers would be screened for body… → Read More

Yuen Long mob attack victims sue Hong Kong police, Asia News

Eight people hurt in the Yuen Long mob attack sued the police chief on Tuesday for compensation, seeking "justice for the victims and for Hong Kong" over the shocking outbreak of violence which became a turning point in the unrest which has gripped the city since June. The legal challenge was filed half a year after the July 21 attack, in which a group of white-clad men wielding wooden sticks… → Read More

Taiwan elections: Tsai Ing-wen re-elected as president as rival Han Kuo-yu concedes defeat, Asia News

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen won a second term on Saturday with a victory over Han Kuo-yu, in an election that had been cast as a referendum on the island's approach to Beijing. Tsai, from the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), had been a hot favourite to see off the challenges of Han, from the mainland-friendly Kuomintang (KMT) party, and James Soong Chu-yu, from the… → Read More

Anger, hurt and love for city: How Hongkongers feel after months of chaos, Asia News

Inside the cavernous hall of Queen Elizabeth Stadium and against a funereal black backdrop, Hong Kong on Thursday evening had its first community dialogue with the city's embattled leader after four months of chaos and conflict. For participants, it was a chance not just to vent their anger or reveal hurt feelings, but also an opportunity to express love for their home city. → Read More

Hong Kong police ban weekend rally for fear of more violence and chaos, Asia News

Hong Kong police have banned a mass rally and march planned for Sunday, the second time organiser the Civil Human Rights Front has been denied permission to hold an anti-government protest over fears of violence and chaos. The objection, on the grounds there had been "chaos", "violence", "road blockages" and "destruction" after previous marches organised by the front, came as Hong Kong braced… → Read More

MTR releases images of station clashes in which protesters claim 3 died, Asia News

Hong Kong's rail operator has finally released screenshots from security camera footage of a police crackdown on anti-government protesters at a metro station last month in yet another effort to debunk persistent, unfounded rumours that three people had been killed by officers using excessive force. → Read More

Hong Kong airport protesters apologise for disruption, 'overreaction', Asia News

Protesters in Hong Kong on Wednesday apologised for the disruption they had caused at the city's airport over the past two days that forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights, but steered clear of mentioning their attacks on two mainland Chinese men or the clashes with police. They also appealed for understanding of their stance, with some saying they would suspend demonstrations at the… → Read More

Beijing calls on Hong Kong government to restore social order as soon as possible, China News

Beijing's authority overseeing Hong Kong affairs has condemned the violence of protesters who stormed and vandalised the Legislative Council and called on the government to restore social order as soon as possible. The State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, along with Beijing's liaison office in the city, joined the pro-establishment camp in condemning Monday's violence, even as… → Read More

HK actor Eric Tsang fractures ribs in Japan crash, says policeman's car was 'totally out of control'

Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang Chi-wai has shed light on a road accident in Japan last week that left a top policeman from the city seriously injured, saying the officer’s van slid out of control and crashed into his car. But the comedian said he had declined to press charges against the van driver despite suffering fractured ribs. “We are all Hongkongers,” he said. → Read More