Michael Gove piles pressure on Beijing over coronavirus coverage

Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster implied, live on the Andrew Marr Show, that Chinese coverage of the coronavirus outbreak has led to Britain's slow testing rate. Gove claimed that: "some of the reporting from China was not clear about the scale, nature and infectiousness" of the pandemic. These comments come as a … Continue reading Michael Gove piles pressure on Beijing over coronavirus coverage

Hong Kong’s Local Election Produces An Emphatic Victory for Pro-Democracy Parties

In 2015, all 18 districts opted for the pro-Beijing parties, yet in 2019 all but one was lost to the pro-democratic alliances. The pro-democracy landslide saw them pick up almost three times as many seats as they won in 2015, a rise from 124 to 389. But with a national swing of around 15%, many pro-government, prominent forces, including Horace Cheung, Alice Mak and Holden Chow lost their seats, whereas, Starry Lee narrowly retained her position.