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Violet Law

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong: For those who stay, the fight is on as threats lurk

Critics say China's new national security law is a death sentence to city's autonomy but young Hong Kongers press on.

Hong Kong: For those who stay, the fight is on as threats lurk

Human Rights

Taiwan targets truth not justice as it investigates darker times

Justice commission modelled on bodies in South Africa and South America probes killings during years of martial law.

Taiwan targets truth not justice as it investigates darker times

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus is disproportionately killing African Americans

Early data from the US coronavirus pandemic exposes how systemic racism and inequality put minority groups at risk.

Coronavirus is disproportionately killing African Americans

China

Coronavirus origin: Few leads, many theories in hunt for source

Coronavirus most likely to have jumped to humans from intermediary host, but some say lab accident cannot be ruled out.

Coronavirus origin: Few leads, many theories in hunt for source

Hong Kong

'Message is clear': China jails Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai

Damage to the publishing industry in Hong Kong is complete, say critics, after Gui sentenced to 10 years in prison.

'Message is clear': China jails Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus cases aboard Diamond Princess 'very disconcerting'

At least 106 of the 360 Hong Kong residents aboard disease-stricken cruise ship have returned while 65 have fallen ill.

Coronavirus cases aboard Diamond Princess 'very disconcerting'

Coronavirus pandemic

Nightmare holiday: Virus runs cruise passengers' plans aground

Nearly 1,500 passengers on board MS Westerdam allowed to disembark in Cambodia after five countries deny the ship entry.

Nightmare holiday: Virus runs cruise passengers' plans aground

Coronavirus pandemic

In Hong Kong, new virus rekindles old animosities towards China

Coronavirus outbreak adding to tensions in a city where trust in government has evaporated and China has few friends.

In Hong Kong, new virus rekindles old animosities towards China

Coronavirus pandemic

Hospital workers step up strike after Hong Kong virus death

Health officials said the victim's condition suddenly worsened overnight Monday.

Hospital workers step up strike after Hong Kong virus death

Hong Kong

Hong Kong medical workers strike to demand total border closure

Strikers say a full border closure is the best way to reduce the risk of the new coronavirus spreading to Hong Kong.

Hong Kong medical workers strike to demand total border closure

Taiwan

Taiwan's female politicians forge path to equality

Women legislators take up 42 percent of seats in the island's legislative body, making it the most equitable in Asia.

Taiwan's female politicians forge path to equality

Hong Kong

Looking to the stars, Hong Kong fortune-tellers see only clouds

Year of the Rat expected to bring more gloom to the territory, which has been rocked by months of protests.

Looking to the stars, Hong Kong fortune-tellers see only clouds