Painting takes away from “the sadness of the present”: Impressionist painter Lin Minggang’s solo show opens as Hong Kong heals from COVID-19
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Painting takes away from “the sadness of the present”: Impressionist painter Lin Minggang’s solo show opens as Hong Kong heals from COVID-19

The opening night of a Monet-inspired artist’s exhibition drives home the idea that art is necessary when coping with adversity. Photo: Artist Lin Minggang speaks…

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Australia shores up commitment to its expats and to Hong Kong
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Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Australia shores up commitment to its expats and to Hong Kong

As the Consul-General of Australia awaits official accreditation to work in Hong Kong, Deputy CG Mr Ryan Neelam has taken over CG duties with confidence…

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Canada engaging in social media ‘caremongering’
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Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Canada engaging in social media ‘caremongering’

The consulate urges all fellow Canadians to follow official social media channels for up to date information, advice and positivity. Photo: Mr Jeff Nankivell, the…

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Italy holds firm despite troubles back home
Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Italy holds firm despite troubles back home

This edition of Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19 features the Italian Consulate, which is bravely attempting to be ‘Business As Usual’ in Hong Kong…

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

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
Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19

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…