Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: France continues to support Santé, Amitié, Solidarité (Health, Friendship, Solidarity)
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Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: France continues to support Santé, Amitié, Solidarité (Health, Friendship, Solidarity)

The French consulate fights COVID-19 head on with optimism: “Hong Kong welcomes us, we must be exemplary.”

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: No more visas for Scandinavia
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Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: No more visas for Scandinavia

This edition of Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19 looks at the Finnish Consulate, which has indefinitely postponed all visa applications.

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Poland divides and conquers
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Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Poland divides and conquers

“[My] family simply declined to be evacuated, saying that they feel safe in Hong Kong,” remarks Mr Aleksander Dańda, Polish Consul General.

Representation for Hongkongers in US Census: Write In Hongkonger Campaign
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Representation for Hongkongers in US Census: Write In Hongkonger Campaign

A campaign is pushing for the representation of the 200,000 Hong Kong-Americans in the 2020 US Census.

Hong Kong “neglects” its duty to defend press freedoms to support Beijing’s prohibition on US journalists, experts say
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Hong Kong “neglects” its duty to defend press freedoms to support Beijing’s prohibition on US journalists, experts say

Hong Kong’s compliance with Beijing’s unprecedented decision to bar US reporters from HK, Macao, and China has raised concern on local and international platforms.

American expat voter turnout for US primary jumps from 2016
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American expat voter turnout for US primary jumps from 2016

The Democrats Abroad primary took place last week, with participation significantly increasing in Hong Kong and worldwide. Photo: Volunteers at the Democrats Abroad polling station…

Shipping Out: Week in Review – WHO disappoints as COVID-19 spreads
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Shipping Out: Week in Review – WHO disappoints as COVID-19 spreads

Non-essential travel to many countries in Asia is advised against, as the COVID-19 outbreak and social unrest continues.

Shipping Out: Week in Review – COVID-19 maintains its global grip
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Shipping Out: Week in Review – COVID-19 maintains its global grip

This week’s column airs its gripes with the World Health Organisation’s lacklustre actions regarding COVID-19, and continues to advise on other cautionary measures to take…

Shipping Out: Week in Review – Wuhan virus declared global health emergency
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Shipping Out: Week in Review – Wuhan virus declared global health emergency

In light of the Wuhan coronavirus crisis, absolutely no travel to China – including non-essential travel to Hong Kong – is recommended in this week’s…

Shipping Out: Week in Review – Lunar New Year, avoid travel to China indefinitely
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Shipping Out: Week in Review – Lunar New Year, avoid travel to China indefinitely

This week, SafePro advises travellers to completely avoid travel to China amid Wuhan coronavirus concerns, and other Lunar New Year tips.