While members of the public have been adhering to COVID-19 restrictions, a pardon for officials having violated them has caused trouble in the territory.
For Chloe Lo's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Protest has been all but banned in Hong Kong as China carries out a sweeping crackdown against its opponents.
China's authoritarian leaders have used the law to stamp out dissent in Hong Kong after the city was convulsed by huge and often violent democracy protests in 2019.
Major companies, restaurants and colleges have started offering cash payouts, extra time off and even the chance to win a $1.4 million apartment.
The shift to a forceful inculcation of national security issues, even among young children, comes as Beijing increases its control over almost all sectors and institutions in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong institutions are further restricting public access to information, raising concerns over transparency as China increases its grip over the Asian financial hub. The most significant change is a government proposal to restrict public access to the Companies Registry, limiting the information to correspondence ...
The arrests of 47 opposition figures represented the most sweeping use of the national security law imposed by China last year.
It's good to see The Japan Times covering the issue of radiation in food. Tomoko Otake's Sept. 20 article, "Hold the cesium: ways to reduce radiation in your diet," contained useful information, but I would take issue with one point. Otake writes that "since the ...
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made a series of stern and fiery statements recently, giving the impression that war is somehow upon us once again. Oddly, Clinton's sudden reappearance into the Middle East diplomacy scene was triggered by the brave attempts of peace ...