Selected work by JMSC authors


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

17 April – Global Voices: China’s Censored Histories: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, co-written by 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), 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


31 December – Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – Young Hongkongers seek answers from Temple Street’s fortune-tellers, by Marcus Wang (MJ 2019)

31 December – South China Morning Post: Hong Kong welcomes 2019 with 340,000 revellers lining Victoria Harbour for HK$14 million fireworks and light show, co-written by Ivanka Lou (MJ 2019) and Fiona Sun (MJ 2019)

30 December – Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – As artists and as customers, local women embrace body art, by Elise Xia (MJ 2019)

29 December – Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – Volleying for change in local women’s sport, by Elise Xia (MJ 2019)

28 December – CNN: Sudan: 19 dead as violent protests continue for 10th day, with reporting by Adeng Koriom (MJ 2019)

28 December – Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – Transforming the ashes of loved ones into glasswork and jewellery, by Sophie Li (MJ 2019)

28 December – Nepali Times: The Chinese are coming, by Ruixue Zhang (MJ 2019)

28 December – Quartz: From Asia to Africa, China’s “debt-trap diplomacy” was under siege in 2018, by Kari Lindberg (MJ 2019) and Tripti Lahiri

27 December – Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – Forced to leave Discovery Bay, houseboat owners inherit floating liabilities, by Ann Can (MJ 2019)

27 December – TIME: This village in India has an unexpected edible source of income, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

26 December – Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – Pole Dancing gains acceptance, but a stigma still remains, by Eleanor Huang (MJ 2019)

25 December – FTChinese: 2018年度人物回顾:夹在家与国之间的任正非 (In Chinese), by Yixin Qu (MJ 2019)

25 December – Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Humans – The fastest threading fingers in Hong Kong, by Ruixue Zhang (MJ 2019)

24 December – Mizzima: Volunteers gather for Clean Yangon, Green Yangon Project, by Pearlie Li (MJ 2019)

24 December – Rappler: ‘End contractualization’: Sumifru workers spend Christmas at protest camp, by Fatima Qureshi (MJ 2019)

24 December – Frontier Myanmar: Messages of hope and despair, by Veta Chan (MJ 2019) and Sha Miao (MJ 2019)

24 December – Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Silent emergency’ as heat risks rise in Hong Kong – and globally, by Marianne Bray

21 December – CNN: Petition calls on Disney to drop ‘Hakuna Matata’ trademark, by Adeng Koriom (MJ 2019)

21 December – FTChinese: 2018年度人物回顾:“悲情英雄”戴威 (In Chinese), by Wenxuan Zhou (MJ 2019)

19 December – Quartz: Why the wives of China’s persecuted human-rights lawyers shaved their heads, by Kari Lindberg (MJ 2019) and Brandon Johnson (MJ 2019)

18 December – Mizzima: Documentaries tackle discrimination and hateby Zita Wu Yu (MJ 2019)

18 December – Quartz: China’s censors have leapt the Great Firewall to police tweets, by Kari Lindberg (MJ 2019)

17 December – Caixin Weekly: 前瞻|台湾新一届县市长将就职 (In Chinese), by Yanjun Cao (MJ 2019)

17 December – Mizzima: Myanmar digital rights films screening held for International Human Rights Dayby Pearlie Li (MJ 2019)

16 December – Rappler: Floats with meaningful stories take spotlight at UP Lantern Parade 2018, co-written by Fatima Qureshi (MJ 2019)

16 December – Nepali Times: K-Pop in K-Town, by Sangmin Kim (MJ 2019)

14 December – Mizzima: Award-winning director calls on men to prevent violence against women, by Graeme Acres (MJ 2019)

14 December – Reuters: Hong Kong democracy leaders defiant as landmark trial wraps up, co-written by Jessie Pang (MJ 2019)

14 December – South China Morning Post: Breakthrough by Hong Kong students could provide a cheap and easy way for people to tell if they have the flu, by Fiona Sun (MJ 2019)

13 December – TIME: Google Doodle celebrates the most spectacular astronomical event of the year, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

12 December – CNN: WWF announces discovery of 157 new species in Southeast Asia, by Lisa Jane Harding (MJ 2019)

12 December – Mizzima: Art exhibition draws public attention to plastic pollution in waterways, by Kelly Jiawen Le (MJ 2019)

12 December – Quartz: Sundar Pichai leaves the door open to Google launching a censored search engine in China, by Brandon Johnson (MJ 2019)

11 December – Quartz: Huawei’s CFO makes an unconvincing argument why she won’t flee, by Brandon Johnson (MJ 2019)

7 December – Quartz: Why China’s wealthiest generation identifies with the words “dirt-poor” and “ugly”, by Kari Lindberg (MJ 2019)

7 December – South China Morning Post: Rise in emergency fees at Hong Kong public hospitals fails to cut queues and waiting times, by Ivanka Lou (MJ 2019)

4 December – #legend: Banksy’s Dismaland boat sculpture is going for £2, by Renuka Kennedy (MJ 2019)

4 December – TIME: You can now turn on scrolling live captions when you make a Skype call, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

3 December – The Atlantic: The Blurring Boundaries Between Hong Kong and Mainland China, with reporting by Jessie Pang (MJ 2019)

2 December – South China Morning Post: Hong Kong teens aim to break out of poverty through music in concert showcasing talent, by Fiona Sun (MJ 2019)

29 November – NBC News: Chinese researcher says he is ‘proud’ of gene-editing twins, with reporting by Bryan Michael Galvan (MJ 2019)

28 November – South China Morning Post: Artistic freedom in Hong Kong: self-censorship, culture of fear growing, creatives say, by Bryan Galvan (MJ 2019)

22 November – Thomson Reuters Foundation: Pig out? Asia gets a taste of climate-friendly ‘pork’, by Marianne Bray

17 November – South China Morning Post: From nuclear fusion to human gene splicing: five Chinese tech innovations that could have a negative impact, by Bryan Galvan (MJ 2019)

13 November – Hyperallergic: Political cartoonist threatened by Chinese authorities during “Free Expression Week”, by Kari Lindberg (MJ 2019)

8 November – Global Course: Rising Marine Pollution calls for sustainable lifestyle, by Supriya Batra (MJ 2019)

November 2018 – The Socientist, Fall 2018: Are you Media? Tracking China’s We-Media frenzy, by Regina Chung

10 October – Nikkei Asian Review: China’s assault on Hong Kong’s freedoms threatens city’s global role, by Keith B. Richburg

9 October – Inkstone: It took a while, but ‘The Death of Hong Kong’ has arrived, by Keith B. Richburg

September – The Economist Intelligence Unit: Ready for 100? Preparing for longevity in Singapore, by Marianne Bray

19 September – Thomson Reuters Foundation: In Hong Kong, disposable fashion gets a recycled makeover, by Marianne Bray

16 September – South China Morning Post: On internet censorship, China can tell the US: Told you so, by Keith B. Richburg

11 September – Journal of Information Technology & Politics: The “mutual ignoring” mechanism of cyberbalkanization: triangulating observational data analysis and agent-based modeling, by Chung-hong Chan and King-wa Fu

21 July  – South China Morning Post: Mandela’s legacy lives strong in Asia, but can we say the same for its leaders?, by Keith B. Richburg

17 June – South China Morning Post: Admit it: Trump’s Singapore date with Kim made us all safer, by Keith B. Richburg

11 June – South China Morning Post: Sleepless in Singapore: Dear Trump, some dos and don’ts for your big date with Kim, by Keith B. Richburg

10 June – Hong Kong Free Press: Divided city, divided campus – who can mend the rift between mainland and local students?, by JMSC students

4 June – South China Morning Post: How two green schools in Hong Kong are teaching sustainability to children and leading the way in local education community, by Marianne Bray

31 May – U.S. News & World Report: Pirates of the Caribbean – and Africa, and Asia, co-written by Kevin Lau

30 May – China Daily website (Hong Kong Edition): Building HK with – Bamboo, with contribution by Sida Wang (MJ 2018)

25 May – South China Morning Post: Trump Kim talks: the art of no deal, by Keith B. Richburg

12 May – South China Morning Post: Why would Kim Jong-un trust Trump now he’s ripped up Iran’s nuclear deal?, by Keith B. Richburg

7 May – Ming Pao:「第三者資料」成政府資訊公開最大敵人 (In Chinese), by Benjamin Zhou and King-wa Fu

6 May – South China Morning Post: Donald Trump, the Nobel-worthy peacemaker in Korea? It’s not so far-fetched, by Keith B. Richburg

2 May – Forbes: This Singapore startup is demonstrating blockchain’s potential in the creative industry, by Martin Choi (BJ 2018)

28 April – The Straits Times: In Myanmar, when home is one of world’s biggest opium-producing areas, by Eduard Fernández (MJ 2018)

25 April – South China Morning Post: Hong Kong must remain a beacon of freedom of expression as China, and the region, cracks down on critics, by Cliff Buddle

18 April – Asia Sentinel: Chinese students increasingly find US a hostile place to study, by Marisa Lee (MJ 2018)

17 April – Reuters: Chinese exporters concerned about U.S.-China trade spat – survey, with reporting by Wyman Ma (MJ 2018)

11 April – ChinaFile: China’s Communist Party Takes (Even More) Control of the Media, with contribution by Regina Chung and King-wa Fu

13 April – Quartz: How I learned to live with a name that’s a constant source of humiliation, by Natalie Lung (BJ 2018)

7 April – South China Morning Post: Does Trump even have an endgame in trade war with China?, by Keith B. Richburg

3 April  – South China Morning Post: Why a safe environment is a human right: Hong Kong groups’ submission to UN on sustainable development, by Marianne Bray

30 March – Hong Kong Free Press: A new type of aerial beach yoga… with a Hong Kong twist, by Sida Wang (MJ 2018)

25 March  – South China Morning Post: Selfies with armed guerillas: holidays in Myanmar off the beaten track, by Eduard Fernández (MJ 2018)

16 March – The Washington Post: The dreams, hopes and everyday lives of China’s people, by Keith B. Richburg

16 March – Medium: Research on Information Disorder in Asia, by Masato Kajimoto

14 March – Poynter: In East and Southeast Asia, misinformation is a visible and growing concern, by Masato Kajimoto

14 March – Poynter: A guide to anti-misinformation actions around the world, with reporting by Masato Kajimoto

10 March – The Peak: Hong Kong must shut door on illicit trade in antiquities before it can emerge as global art hub, by Eduard Fernández (MJ 2018)

8 March – ChinaFile: Weibo Whack-a-Mole: The most-censored events on Chinese social media, by King-wa Fu, Channing Huang (MJ 2017), and Kylin Zhang (MJ 2018)

5 March – HK01:【來稿】致特區政府:有關如何推動香港的紀錄片發展建議 (In Chinese, [Contributor] “Letter to the HKSAR Government: Proposals on promoting the development of documentary filmmaking in Hong Kong”), by Ruby Yang

5 March – Forbes: First solar, then steel…now soy? China’s move to buy Brazilian soybeans over U.S. could worsen trade tensions, by Marisa Lee (MJ 2018)

2 March – South China Morning Post: Someone tell Trump the trade war is over. China won, by Keith B. Richburg

1 March – Initium Media:「抱歉,此內容違反了《規定》」──2017年微博審查回顧 (In Chinese), by King-wa Fu and Regina Chung

18 February – Hong Kong Free Press: Ming-gor runs a Sham Shui Po restaurant with a difference: profits are not on the menu, by Vincent Wong (HKU undergrad minoring in journalism)

18 February – Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong Kin-ball heads to the World Cup, but struggles for recognition back home, by Harriet Lai (BJ 2018) and Tina To (BJ 2018)

11 February – South China Morning Post: Here’s a lesson from the 1997 stock crash: Don’t panic, by Keith B. Richburg

4 February – Hong Kong Free Press: Journalism denied: How China views facts, fairness, transparency and objectivity in reporting, by David Bandurski

3 February – South China Morning Post: Why China and Hong Kong must heed America’s immigration debate, by Keith B. Richburg

31 January – Small Wars Journal: Buzz Kill, by Kevin Sites

30 January – Sixth Tone: Out of her hands: Trials and trauma of a blind masseuse, by Joyce Siu (MJ 2018)

29 January – Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong’s wheelchair users face many obstructions – even at the best hotels, by Aung Kaung Myat (MJ 2018)

27 January – South China Morning Post: China may crow as US shuts down, but death of the West is greatly exaggerated, by Keith B. Richburg

27 January – Hong Kong Free Press: The breadwinner – Why one Hong Kong domestic worker turned to sex work, by Chermaine Lee (MJ 2018)

26 January – Reuters: Homeless in Hong Kong: soaring costs fuel housing crisis in Asian financial hub, by Wyman Ma (MJ 2018) and Chermaine Lee (MJ 2018), with reporting by Carmel Yang (MJ 2018)

25 January – Quartz: Korea’s new hero is a bespectacled 21-year-old taking on Roger Federer, co-written by Hailey Jo (MJ 2018)

24 January – EJ Insight: Why Hongkongers should say MeToo, by Cecilie Wortziger Kristensen (HKU exchange student)

23 January – EJ Insight: International schools a poor preparation for college life in HK, by Amanda Har Jia Yi (HKU undergrad minoring in journalism)

22 January – EJ Insight: Why Hong Kong is not really a good place to keep pets, by Louise Joachimowski (BJ 2019)

19-25 January – Nepali Times: Pad power, by Ziyu Lin (MJ 2018)

12 January – Nikkei Asian Review: Trump’s ‘war on media’ reverberates in Asia, by Keith B. Richburg

12-18 January – Nepali Times: With new airport, Pokhara waits for takeoff, by Ziyu Lin (MJ 2018)

12-18 January – Nepali Times: A woof of fresh air, by Ryan Heng Chang (MJ 2018)

12-18 January – Nepali Times: Swipe right for extortion, by Ryan Heng Chang (MJ 2018)

11 January – Initium Media: 傅景華:AI淘汰人類?末日論以外的另類思考 (In Chinese), by King-wa Fu

11 January  – Quartz: Singapore will keep jailing people without a trial—but it’ll be more transparent, by Suhas Bhat (MJ 2018)

10 January – FTChinese: 数据:中国大城市夜间噪音问题待改善 (In Chinese), by Julianna Wu (MJ 2018)

8 January – Sixth Tone: As oil tanker burns, environmentalists raise spill concerns, by Joyce Siu (MJ 2018)

8 January  – Quartz: The hottest place on Earth this weekend was a suburb of Sydney, by Suhas Bhat (MJ 2018)

5-11 January – Nepali Times: Online designers get real, by Ziyu Lin (MJ 2018)

4 January – Mizzima: Youth take a break on Independence Day, by Eduard Fernández (MJ 2018)

4 January – Sixth Tone: Vintage in vogue: Patriotic ladies revive ‘qipao’ dress, by Joyce Siu (MJ 2018)

2 January – Mizzima: Chin women live under a cloud, by Joanne Ma (MJ 2018)