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Past articles by Tony:

Coronavirus: 10 Hongkongers fall ill in Wuhan as others stuck in and around the central Chinese city beg to be allowed to come home

Hong Kong officials ask local hospital for help with patients all members of three families. With 2,000 Hongkongers scattered across Hubei province, authorities say trying to bring them home is causing ‘huge headache’. → Read More

Japan finds 66 more coronavirus infections on Diamond Princess cruise ship

The number of coronavirus cases on board the vessel quarantined in Yokohama has risen to 136. → Read More

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to require all travellers entering from mainland China to go into quarantine for 14 days as city’s leader invokes special powers

Residents included in new restriction as civil servants set to be told to stay at home until February 16 at earliest. → Read More

Coronavirus: desperate scenes as 10,000 queue for masks at Hong Kong industrial estate

Huge crowds camp overnight in Kowloon for surgical masks after Luck Well International Holdings promises thousands of boxes, as supplies dwindle across city. → Read More

All Hongkongers returning from mainland China should be quarantined, city’s largest pro-Beijing party says as pressure piles on government to step up coronavirus fight

Hong Kong residents returning from mainland China should be put under home surveillance for two weeks, the city’s largest pro-establishment party has said, piling more pressure on the embattled government to step up measures against the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Hong Kong protests: five petrol bomb attacks launched against police within 24 hours

Police stations and vehicles targeted in a flurry of firebombings on Wednesday and Thursday. → Read More

Hong Kong unrest: legal row after police take away protester from British consulate

Disagreement over whether officers had the right to enforce the law at the diplomatic site. But one police source says UK staff had called officers in. → Read More

Warm spell set to end as forecasters predict cold weather will return to Hong Kong this weekend

Hong Kong’s warm and sunny Christmas holidays are coming to an end, with the temperature forecast to drop to 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit) on Friday, with rain also expected this weekend. → Read More

Chinese President Xi Jinping heaps praise on Macau, citing progress and patriotism

President says the system under which the city, and Hong Kong, are ruled from Beijing can work in the long run, ‘only when we can make sure it is not being distorted’. → Read More

Tensions in Hong Kong on rise as city’s leader Carrie Lam gets deaths threats and more protests loom over extradition bill

City prepares for protests, strikes and more turmoil over extradition bill while chief executive, the justice secretary and their families receive death threats. → Read More

US-China trade war and Huawei ‘suppression’ show West wants repeat of opium wars, says Hong Kong lawmaker Kenneth Lau, chief of powerful rural body Heung Yee Kuk

The US-China trade war and “suppression” of telecoms giant Huawei showed that the West wanted to repeat the opium wars of the mid-19th century and other military campaigns against the country, a pro-Beijing legislator in Hong Kong said on Monday.... → Read More

Politicians from both sides of Hong Kong’s divide reaching out to international contacts as US-China trade war threatens to hit city

Hong Kong political parties from across the spectrum have stepped up interactions with the international community, as trade disputes between the United States and China threaten to affect the city’s free trade status. ... → Read More

Hong Kong weather brings fog and drizzle for Lunar New Year fireworks display

Fog and drizzle were set to descend on Hong Kong on Wednesday night as the city’s Lunar New Year fireworks display neared, but were unlikely to ruin the multimillion-dollar spectacle for the nearly 300,000 people expected to turn out and watch, forecasters said.... → Read More

Pig day out: festive fun as Hong Kong celebrates Lunar New Year

Traditional festivities were in full swing on Tuesday – and officials out in force — for the first day of the new lunar year in Hong Kong.... → Read More

Answer to overcrowding in Hong Kong’s public hospitals may lie in paying patients to go private, suggests doctors’ group

The Hong Kong Public Doctors’ Association has said the government should subsidise patients for private medical treatment while capping private health care fees, as a way of easing the pressure on the overburdened public health care system.... → Read More

Macau police officer shoots man from mainland China in leg during arrest over robbery case

Suspect drew a knife on officers and resisted arrest, police say → Read More

Hong Kong think tanks climb rankings – five make region’s top 100 in list by University of Pennsylvania

Our Hong Kong Foundation, the Lion Rock Institute and Civic Exchange all move up in 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index → Read More

Four major Hong Kong figures recognised by Beijing as ‘friends of diplomacy’ in inaugural award ceremony

The four, drawn from business, government and academia, received their awards from Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong Xie Feng → Read More

Hong Kong hospital support staff protest against manpower shortages in wards during flu season

Support staff at public hospitals who do orderly work such as changing diapers and washing patients staged a protest on Wednesday decrying insufficient manpower to handle the heavy workload during winter influenza season.... → Read More

National anthem played for the first time by Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong at spring reception

China’s national anthem has been played at the annual spring reception hosted by Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong for the first time, as the city prepares to implement legislation this year to make disrespecting the song a criminal offence.... → Read More