Joyce Zhou

Drag queens and refugee stories: touring the ‘real’ Hong Kong

Sep 12 2021

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Self-censorship expected as Hong Kong book fair held under national security law

Jul 13 2021

HONG KONG For the first time, veteran Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Pang will not display any political books at his booth as the global financial hub holds its first book fair since the event began in 1990 under a new national security law.

Meet Grace, the healthcare robot COVID-19 created

Jun 09 2021

HONG KONG The Hong Kong team behind celebrity humanoid robot Sophia is launching a new prototype, Grace, targeted at the healthcare market and designed to interact with the elderly and those isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic. | Video

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty over June 4 'illegal assembly'

Apr 30 2021

HONG KONG Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was among four people who pleaded guilty on Friday of participating in an illegal assembly on June 4 last year to commemorate the 1989 crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square. | Video

'Better Days' director hopes Oscar-nominated film inspires Chinese peers to tackle hard topics

Apr 13 2021

HONG KONG "Better Days" director Derek Tsang said his Oscar-nominated film could inspire other Chinese artists to pursue difficult topics despite the challenges in getting works past censors in China. | Video

NFT digital artwork by humanoid robot Sophia up for auction

Mar 22 2021

HONG KONG Robot artist Sophia, whose first artwork goes up for auction on Wednesday, says she draws inspiration for her work from people and is open to future creative partnerships with humans. | Video

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained for 2019 illegal assembly

Nov 23 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was remanded in custody on Monday after pleading guilty to charges of organising and inciting an unauthorised assembly near the police headquarters during last year's anti-government protests. | Video

Hong Kong, world’s most visited city, faces tourism bust

Nov 20 2020

HONG KONG Hundreds of parked tour buses are gathering dust at a northern Hong Kong container port, having been off the road for 10 months since authorities banned non-resident arrivals into the city due to the new coronavirus. | Video

'Be one with the fish': aquarium yoga among Hong Kong Ocean Park's new offerings

Oct 08 2020

HONG KONG Against the vivid backdrop of a giant aquarium filled with sharks, manta rays and other aquatic life, a yoga group on Thursday performed side planks, chair poses and lunges, their arms outstretched to the ceiling. | Video

World News

UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron coronavirus variant cases

LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa.