Asia Pacific Mar 22, 2020

Hong Kong police use tear gas on protesters in Yuen Long area

Police fired tear gas and pepper spray during clashes with protesters in Hong Kong's Yuen Long area on Saturday night, Radio Television Hong Kong reported. Protesters blocked roads and set fires earlier in the evening, with clashes continuing until the early hours of Sunday morning. Yuen ...

Hong Kongers supply masks to those abroad

Asia Pacific Mar 21, 2020

Hong Kongers supply masks to those abroad

Hong Konger Adrian W. Chan is hunting for face masks to send to his parents in Canada, an increasingly common sight in a city that once suffered shortages due to protests but now is trying to lend a hand as the coronavirus spreads overseas. The ...

Asia deploys innovative, if invasive, tech to curb virus

Business / Tech Mar 20, 2020

Asia deploys innovative, if invasive, tech to curb virus

Electronic bracelets and phones that report your whereabouts, text messages if you stray too far from quarantine and digital detectives tracking where you have been — Asian countries have embraced innovative, if somewhat invasive, tech to counter the coronavirus pandemic. When Hong Kong stylist Declan ...

Hong Kong virus fears stoke 'unprecedented' mental health issues

Asia Pacific Mar 3, 2020

Hong Kong virus fears stoke 'unprecedented' mental health issues

As Hong Kong tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak, medical experts say many people in the financial hub are reeling from increased anxiety and an unprecedented level of mental health issues. The COVID-19 epidemic came after months of tumultuous anti-government protests that had already led ...