Hong Kong

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…

Letters: What Hong Kong really needs from Britain

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Hong Kong’s future Sir: So we have a moral duty to protect the people of Hong Kong and guide them…

What is Dominic Raab not telling us about Hong Kong?

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The government’s promised ‘pathway to citizenship’ to Hong Kong people is wonderful, but has the Foreign Office arranged a get-out…

The Spectator’s proud history of standing up for Hong Kong

6 June 2020 9:00 am

This week in 1989, the Chinese authorities massacred protestors in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. I was editing this paper. It struck…

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Don’t compare America’s riots to Hong Kong

6 June 2020 12:13 am

As soon as the unrest began in Minneapolis, the inevitable comparisons with Hong Kong began. We saw throngs of masked…

How Xi is using fear of Covid to crush Hong Kong's autonomy

30 May 2020 9:00 am

How Xi is using fear of Covid to crush Hong Kong

Bailing out businesses looks inevitable – but it’s not all bad

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Should the government be prepared to take equity stakes in major companies that will struggle to survive the current crisis?…

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Pompeo: Hong Kong autonomy statement made with ‘great sadness’

28 May 2020 9:01 am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a press call Wednesday afternoon that his decision to declare Hong Kong no…

Taiwan's balancing act is becoming ever more precarious

22 May 2020 10:44 pm

After a landslide victory in January’s election, Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen was re-inaugurated on Wednesday at a scaled-down ceremony in…

China is using coronavirus to crack down on Hong Kong

23 April 2020 7:38 pm

One thing’s for sure: when the history of Covid-19 is written, we’re going to need a few chapters on those…

How coronavirus can save Hong Kong

26 February 2020 4:57 am

The coronavirus has enforced a hiatus in Hong Kong’s widespread political unrest with worries about transmission stalling protests. Dissatisfaction with…

Does safety-first Boris Johnson have any ambitions on the world stage?

30 November 2019 9:00 am

There is a large vacuum at the heart of this general election campaign. Aside from the topic of our relations…

Portrait of the week: Chief Rabbi speaks out, Uber loses its licence and police draw tasers at the cinema

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Home The Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, intervened in the election campaign by declaring that anti-Semitism was a ‘poison — sanctioned…

Portrait of the week: The leaders’ debate, the Duke’s interview and the gilet jaunes’ birthday

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Home In a television debate Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, was jeered by the studio audience when he was asked…

Letters: The Politically Homeless Party are now a force to be reckoned with

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Nowhere to turn Sir: Like Tanya Gold and Matthew Parris (9 November), I too am feeling politically homeless. Over the…

Portrait of the week: Tory conference, John Lewis cuts jobs and Duchess of Sussex sues

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, presented the EU with a proposed withdrawal agreement. It entailed Northern Ireland remaining for…

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Why you can’t let Brexit affect your life

24 August 2019 9:00 am

A couple with a first baby sought my advice: they had accepted a low offer for their cramped London flat…

Give Hong Kongers real security: a British passport

17 August 2019 5:34 pm

We seem to be building up to a second Tiananmen Square, 30 years after the first. This time the venue…