Kelvin Chan

For Kelvin Chan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Rising China risk tarnishes Hong Kong business hub luster

Mar 27, 2016

Rising China risk tarnishes Hong Kong business hub luster

For decades, Hong Kong thrived as an Asian business hub thanks to its killer combination of Western freedoms, independent courts and closeness to mainland China’s booming market. Now political and economic ills from the mainland are eroding that edge. Swedish-Chinese author Gui Minhai was ...

Feb 5, 2016

China sheds more light on 3 missing Hong Kong booksellers

Mainland Chinese authorities say they are investigating three missing Hong Kong booksellers for unspecified criminal activity, shedding more light on a case that has gripped residents with fear that Beijing is tightening its hold on the city. Hong Kong police said late Thursday they ...

Crowded Hong Kong has little space for the dead

Dec 6, 2015

Crowded Hong Kong has little space for the dead

In tightly packed Hong Kong, the dead are causing a problem for the living. After Chui Yuen-sing’s mother died in April, she was cremated and her ashes were put in storage while he tried to find a final resting place. He was willing to ...

Robot revolution rises in China factories

Sep 27, 2015

Robot revolution rises in China factories

In China’s factories, the robots are rising. For decades, manufacturers employed young migrant workers from the countryside to work at countless factories in coastal provinces, churning out cheap toys, clothing and electronics that helped power the country’s economic ascent. Now factories are rapidly replacing ...