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Iain Marlow
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 23, 2021
Hong Kong vaccine rollout hampered by reliance on Chinese shots
Confidence in both the Sinovac shot and the government's vaccine drive has plummeted.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Mar 6, 2021
China abandons 24-year experiment with open Hong Kong elections
For almost a quarter of a century, the city stood as the one place under Beijing's rule with open elections. Now, China may have been convinced to end the experiment in democracy.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 26, 2021
India beats China at its own game in vaccine diplomacy fight
India's pharmaceutical industry had already made the South Asian nation the main supplier of essential medicines to the developing world.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 30, 2021
China arrivals to offset any exodus to U.K., Hong Kong aide says
On Jan. 31, the U.K. will begin accepting visa applications for as many as 2.9 million eligible Hong Kong residents and 2.3 million additional dependents.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 15, 2021
Why many Asian countries are being cautious on vaccines
The nations quickest to enact social distancing and contact-tracing systems have mostly kept COVID-19 in check, but their citizens now find themselves lagging in receiving vaccinations.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 13, 2021
China signals action to block critics from Hong Kong elections
The People's Daily newspaper said in a commentary Tuesday that those found to be disloyal must not be allowed to seek office.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Dec 29, 2020
'I won’t take it': China struggles to get the world to trust its vaccines
That uncertainty presents another roadblock in China's efforts to extend its political influence across Asia, Africa and South America.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Dec 23, 2020
Hong Kong’s courts are the last check on Beijing’s growing power
The courts are on the front lines of a clash between two very different legal systems.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 28, 2020
Anger grows at Hong Kong’s erratic COVID-19 rules as cases mount
Though the city has thus far been relatively unscathed the city has encountered more waves than most other places and is entering its fourth round of stop-start restrictions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 18, 2020
Ex-Hong Kong lawmakers arrested in latest blow to opposition
The arrests represent the latest blow to Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement following the passage of the national security law in June.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 13, 2020
Trump’s Taiwan and Hong Kong support poses early test for Biden
Biden faces a tough choice on China: Restore the status quo and face accusations of weakness, or continue Trump's provocations and risk undercutting cooperation with Beijing.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 11, 2020
Hong Kong opposition quits en masse to protest new China powers
The resignations came after China moved to disqualify unpatriotic lawmakers, one of Beijing's strongest moves yet to stifle dissent in the territory.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 21, 2020
Hong Kong democrats face choice: Engage Beijing or give up seats
Opposition politicians in the territory are facing calls to resign en masse in protest against Beijing's moves.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Aug 19, 2020
Hong Kong protesters adapt as security law stifles old tactics
Demonstrators have sought more creative methods, like supporting sympathetic businesses.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 12, 2020
Jimmy Lai's arrest shows why the West lost faith in Hong Kong courts
The statements issued by China and Hong Kong after Monday’s arrest of media tycoon Jimmy Lai underlined how quickly a national security law passed in June is undermining the city’s independent judicial system.
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 6, 2020
China sentences Canadian to death for drugs amid strained ties
A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug charges, a decision that follows capital punishment rulings handed down to other Canadians and comes as ties between Beijing and Ottawa remain fraught.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 29, 2020
Hong Kong faces worst wave of virus, but tiny apartments mean it can’t just lock down
Once a coronavirus success story, Hong Kong is facing its worst outbreak yet, and policymakers are realizing how little they can do without making a bad situation worse.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 16, 2020
Hong Kong ceases to be safe haven in gathering China-U.S. storm
Hong Kong, until recently an oasis of political stability in Asia, is now gripped with unprecedented regulatory and legal uncertainty that threatens its position as one of the world’s top financial hubs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jul 16, 2020
China is forcing the world to find new ways to deal with it
The leadership under Xi Jinping believes China is now strong enough that it can forcefully assert its agenda both at home and abroad.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jul 11, 2020
Here’s how China’s security law is already changing the face of Hong Kong
When China passed its new Hong Kong security law on June 30, officials said it would only affect "extremely few criminals.” Less than two weeks later, it’s clear Beijing is trying to wipe away signs of the city’s protest movement from the streets.

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