Selected work by HKU Journalism authors

2020

(14 August) The Washington Post: China transformed Hong Kong into a typical mainland city, almost overnight, by Keith B. Richburg

(7 August) Asialink: Asia’s new normal: Curbing press freedom, by Keith B. Richburg

(28 July) Meedan: 2020 Misinfodemic Report: COVID-19 in Emerging Economies, COVID-19 and China’s information control policy, by King-wa Fu

(7 July) CNN: Hong Kong schools told to remove books that violate new law as police powers extended, co-written by Vanesse Chan (BJ 2020)

(6 July ) CNN: First person charged under Hong Kong’s national security law appears in court, co-written by Vanesse Chan (BJ 2020)

(30 May) Los Angeles Times: Deleting Facebook, downloading VPNs: How Hong Kongers are preparing for a draconian law, co-written by Antonia Tang Wai Yin (BJ 2022)

(26 May) Rest of World: Hong Kong’s COVID-19 neighborhood watch, by Marianne Bray

(24 April) Journal of Risk Research: Did the world overlook the media’s early warning of COVID-19?, co-written by King-wa Fu and Yuner Zhu

(3 April) Cambridge University Press: Limited early warnings and public attention to COVID-19 in China, January-February, 2020: a longitudinal cohort of randomly sampled Weibo users, co-written by Yuner Zhu and King-wa Fu

(10 March) Hong Kong Free Press: Trees not car parks – why Hong Kong needs a city-wide ‘greening master plan’, by Chloe Feng (MJ 2020)

(27 February) Thomson Reuters Foundation: How Hong Kong’s social enterprises are tackling the coronavirus, co-written by Marianne Bray

(13 February) Agence France-Presse: The matchmaker of Beijing: Grandfather plays cupid for generations, co-written by Chloe Feng (MJ 2020)

(12 February) Los Angeles Times: Coronavirus outbreak spurs hoarding in Asia, with reporting by Antonia Tang Wai Yin (BJ 2022)

(30 January) Nepali Times: Nepalis caught up in Hong Kong protests, by Will Patterson (MJ 2020)

(28 January) Los Angeles Times: Coronavirus threatens to fuel discontent in Hong Kong, co-written by Antonia Tang Wai Yin (BJ 2022)

(23 January) South China Morning Post: Bird flu, Sars, China coronavirus. Is history repeating itself?, by Keith B. Richburg

(8 January) Nikkei Asian Review: Hong Kong’s port grapples with slow shift to automationby Eduardo Baptista (MJ 2020)

(6 January) South China Morning Post: Anorexia: why Asia isn’t talking about this mental illness, and the survivors and therapists battling ignorance of the eating disorder, by Nina Milhaud (MJ 2020)

2019

(6 December) The Economist 1843: Writing on the wall: a tour of Hong Kong’s protest graffiti, by Eduardo Baptista (MJ 2020)

(2 December) The Strategist: Beijing needs to change tack in wake of Hong Kong elections, by Keith B. Richburg

(29 November) Nikkei Asian Review: Hong Kong demonstrators look to Korea for inspiration, by Eduardo Baptista (MJ 2020)

(15 November) Washington Post: China thinks it can defeat Hong Kong’s protesters. It can’t., by Keith B. Richburg

(12 November) The Strategist: Too important or too irrelevant? Why Beijing hesitates to intervene in Hong Kong, by Keith B. Richburg

(5 November) Thomson Reuters Foundation: Crops in the clouds: The rise of rooftop farming in space-starved Hong Kong, by Marianne Bray

(1 November) Global Voices: Beijing constructs an “independence” plot for Hong Kong protests through information operations, by Weiboscope project team

(29 October) Quartz: Students in Hong Kong used fax machines to fight Chinese censorship of Tiananmen Square, by King-wa Fu

(9 October) Inkstone: Why some Hongkongers are taking their chances with the mob, by Robin Hibberd (MJ 2020)

(5 September) U.S. News & World Report: China’s halting leap forward with childhood cancer care, by Ting Shi

(4 September) CNN: Zara apologizes for ‘misunderstanding’ after Hong Kong stores close during protests, co-written by Vanesse Chan (BJ 2020)

(2 September) The Strategist: Bringing Hong Kong back from the brink, by Keith B. Richburg

(21 August) Apple Daily: 反送中燃起國際信息戰狼煙 (In Chinese), by King-wa Fu

(14 August) The Washington Post: The Hong Kong protests are the inevitable effect of an impossible system, by Keith B. Richburg

(9 July) Global Voices: China’s censored histories: The struggle to carry memories of the Tiananmen Massacre into the future,  co-written by Weiboscope project team

(5 July) AFP Fact Check: The Chinese temples in this video are Buddhist and Taoist – not Sikh or Hindu, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

(2 July) NBC News: Hong Kong protesters smash way into legislative building on anniversary of Chinese rule, co-written by Veta Chan (MJ 2019)

(25 June) TechNode: Briefing: China’s tech suppliers look abroad to minimize effects of trade war, by Rachel Zhang (MJ 2019)

(21 June) Washington Post: Five myths about Hong Kong, by Keith B. Richburg

(20 June) The Strategist: The fight for Hong Kong, by Keith B. Richburg

(7 June) chinadialogue ocean: China and the global state of fish (Podcast), co-produced by Li-Ting Lin (MJ 2019)

(5 June)  The Independent: ‘They were the hope of China’: Nearly 200,000 people mourn Tiananmen Square massacre, by Erin Hale

(June)  Buses: Old Warhorses: What is the future of Hong Kong’s minibuses?, by Dennis Huang (MJ 2020)

(30 May)  U.S. News & World Report: Across China, Who remembers Tiananmen?by Keith B. Richburg

(29 May)  Nikkei Asian Review: Asia should not bet on Democrats on trade, by Keith B. Richburg

(22 May)  Reuters: Hong Kong activists get asylum in Germany; denounce extradition law, by Jessie Pang (MJ 2019)

(15 May)  AFP Fact Check: No, this photo does not show Trump has started special flights between New York and Mumbai so Indians can vote for Modi, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

(9 May)  AFP Fact Check: No, this is not a photo of Jawaharlal Nehru trying to kiss a woman, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

(2 May)  SupChina: Case of Ethiopian engineer detained in China is raised by PM Abiy Ahmed in meeting with Xi, by Fatima Qureshi (MJ 2019)

(25 April)  Thomson Reuters Foundation: Shunning bad luck, Hong Kong buys into ‘pre-loved’ fashion, by Marianne Bray

(23 April)  The Associated Press: Leaders of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests sentenced, co-written by Veta Chan (MJ 2019)

(18 April)  Discovery: 成都:潤物細無聲 (In Chinese), by Ji Luqi (MJ 2019)

(17 April)  Global Voices: China’s censored histories: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, co-written by WeChatscope project team

(17 April)  In-media: 【記憶之戰】審查機器下挽救六四記憶 (In Chinese), co-written by WeChatscope project team

(17 April)  AFP Fact Check: No, this is not a real tweet by Indian journalist Sweta Singh in support of Prime Minister Modi, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

(10 April)  Global Voices: Censored on WeChat: How a fatal bus accident in Chongqing symbolized China’s ‘left turn’, by WeChatscope project team

(10 April)  Global Voices: Censored on WeChat: Revelations of toxic ingredients in Hongmao medicinal liquor, by WeChatscope project team

(9 April)  Reuters: Hong Kong pro-democracy ‘Occupy’ activists defiant after guilty verdicts, co-written by Jessie Pang (MJ 2019)

(9 April)  AFP Fact Check: No, this is not a tweet by Indian businessman Ratan Tata insulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

(3 April)  Reuters: Hong Kong launches new extradition law despite opposition, co-written by Jessie Pang (MJ 2019)

(25 March)  Global Voices: Censored on WeChat: #MeToo in China, by WeChatscope project team

(15 March)  Global Voices: Censored on WeChat: the disappearance of Ye Jianming, former chairman of CEFC China Energy, by WeChatscope project team

(11 March)  Goldthread: Inside the Vitasoy Factory, written by Kari Lindberg (MJ 2019)

(7 March)  Reuters: Hundreds protest Hong Kong student’s expulsion from university in row over free speech, by Jessie Pang (MJ 2019)

(7 March)  Global Voices: Censored on WeChat: Chinese megastar Fan Bingbing’s tax evasion scandal — and her disappearance, by WeChatscope project team

(3 March)  South China Morning Post: Away from India-Pakistan tensions, South Asians at Hong Kong arts festival laud harmony and coexistence, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

(1 March)  Global Voices: Censored on WeChat: Huawei, ZTE and ‘Amazing China’, by WeChatscope project team

(18 February)  Global Voices: Censored on WeChat: As tensions in China-US trade conflict rose, so did WeChat censorship, by WeChatscope project team

(16 February)  Rappler: Pinoys invent app to help kids with autism, by Fatima Qureshi (MJ 2019)

(11 February)  Global Voices: Censored on WeChat: A year of content removals on China’s most powerful social media platform, by Marcus Wang (MJ 2019) and Stella Fan (MJ 2019)

(10 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – Reality bites as local animal shelter fears for the future, by Amanda Xinyan Peng (MJ 2019)

(9 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – The fight to save the city’s last remaining street food stalls, by Lyn Yang (MJ 2019)

(8 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – How a mah-jong tile craftsman aims to keep the tradition alive, by Lyn Yang (MJ 2019)

(7 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – Why tattoo artists are calling for better industry regulation, by Rachel Yan (MJ 2019)

(6 February)  Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Water from air’ aims to turn back Thailand’s tide of plastic, by Marianne Bray

(6 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – Is Hong Kong independence a cause worth dying for?, by David Missal (MJ 2019)

(5 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – Hong Kong’s Falun Gong turf war, by David Missal (MJ 2019)

(4 February)  VICE: Hong Kong court refuses to recognize transgender men on national identity cards, by Kari Lindberg (MJ 2019)

(4 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans: Meet Wong Wing-bon – guardian to 10,000 abandoned Gods, by Marcus Wang (MJ 2019)

(3 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – The selfie ‘rooftoppers’ risking it all… despite recent tragedies, by Zhou Wenxuan (MJ 2019)

(2 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – LGBT+ choir The Harmonics offers a positive voice for equality, by Ruby Ye (MJ 2019)

(2 February)  South China Morning Post: In Hong Kong, we see Pakistan-India hatred for what it is, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

(1 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – The students scaling new heights… on Beacon Hill, by Ruixue Zhang (MJ 2019)

(25 January)  Nepali Times: Why Nepalis are learning Mandarin, and Chinese are learning Nepali, by Ruixue Zhang (MJ 2019)

(24 January)  TIME: The monk who taught the world mindfulness awaits the end of this life, with reporting by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

(23 January)  Reuters: Hong Kong moves to make disrespecting Chinese national anthem a crime, by Jessie Pang (MJ 2019)

(15 January)  Rappler: Facing persecution at home, Ahmadiyya Muslims find refuge in Manila, by Fatima Qureshi (MJ 2019)

(14 January)  AFP Fact Check: No, this is not a video showing Pakistan’s military power, by Rachel Yan (MJ 2019)

(12 January)  South China Morning Post: Is it possible to live off-grid in Hong Kong? ‘Yeah Man’ grows his own plants, makes fire with sticks and is raising his two-year-old son closer to nature, by Ivanka Lou (MJ 2019)

(10 January)  CNN: Dozens of ‘decorated’ birds found dead in New Zealand, by Lisa Jane Harding (MJ 2019)

(9 January)  CNN: Australian senator says government should pay welfare recipients to kill cane toads, by Lisa Jane Harding (MJ 2019)

(8 January)  AFP Fact Check: No, this is not a photo of Christians killed by Muslim terrorists in Nigeria, by Rachel Yan (MJ 2019)

(7 January)  Caixin Weekly: 前瞻|英议会再辩脱欧 (In Chinese), by Yanjun Cao (MJ 2019)

(7 January)  FTChinese: 从故宫“宫斗”看博物馆的生意经 (In Chinese), by Yixin Qu (MJ 2019)

(7 January)  Quartz: A Saudi teen fought her deportation from Thailand back to a family she says she fears, by Brandon Johnson (MJ 2019)

(7 January)  TIME: Thousands stung after sudden surge of jellyfish on beaches in Australia, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

(4 January)  Nepali Times: Hiking up the benefits of tourism, by Sangmin Kim (MJ 2019)

(1 January)  Initium Media: 審查面紗下的大國形象:2018年被微信刪掉的十條新聞 (In Chinese), by Marcus Wang (MJ 2019) and Stella Fan (MJ 2019)

(1 January)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – The pigeon protectors defying public disdain and the law, by Li-Ting Lin (MJ 2019)

(January)  HK Alliance Newsletter: 無法無天之下的無法無天—— 評中國社會信用體系 (In Chinese), by Regina Chung and King-wa Fu