誰是大白:從暖心大白到「白色恐怖」,防疫權力將伸向何方?

誕生於疫情初期的「大白」,從居民歌頌感謝的對象,成爲居民反抗防疫措施的衝擊對象。「這是我們最後一代」自戕式的憤怒與決絕,並無力撼動當局清零的決心。從健康碼、行程碼到核酸常態化,面對致病性越來越弱的Covid-19病毒,爲鞏固虛幻的抗疫勝利敘事,中國政府正以犧牲經濟和民生的代價,將所有人拖入疲憊和荒誕。

How a kimono-clad woman’s ordeal underscores growing anti-Japanese hostility in China

Anti-Japanese hatred appears to be on the rise in China as the neighbors look to mark a half-century since the normalization of diplomatic ties between Beijing and Tokyo later this month. The public mood in China has turned against even small signs of Japanese culture in the country in recent weeks, from a woman wearing a kimono to conventions for fans of anime. Anti-Japanese sentiment runs deep in China, where an intensifying nationalism has also emerged as Beijing clashes with the Western al

Video of Covid nurse in China hospitalized with heatstroke sparks backlash

HONG KONG — It’s been a summer that has seen heat records jump across the globe. China’s health workers have been particularly impacted, enduring relentless heat waves wrapped head-to-toe in protective gear as they continue to test the mass populace for Covid-19, amidst a seemingly never-ending series of outbreaks. Wearing hazmat suits known locally as the “Big White,” the army of workers, responsible for enforcing China’s zero-Covid policy have for a large part of this year been toiling in te

China’s volleyball team wears Covid masks in a game, sparking outrage and a quick reversal

HONG KONG — Their comeback was impressive, but the victory for China’s national women’s volleyball team drew more attention than normal because its members were wearing facemasks at the start of the game. In the opening set of their match against Iran at the Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup, being held in the Philippines, the Chinese players were wearing face coverings as they lost 24-26. But after that, the masks came off and they took the final three sets comfortably winning 25-19, 25-10 a

Receding waters reveal historical marvels during summer's droughts: See the most notable finds from around the world

Heat waves and drought are hitting communities across the world, threatening supplies of energy and food while causing rivers from Europe’s Danube to China’s Yangtze to dry up. In the United States, these receding water levels have exposed human remains and dinosaur tracks. Elsewhere, they have revealed relics that include ancient Buddhist statues, lost villages and sunk Nazi warships. It’s a phenomenon that experts say should ring alarm bells about climate change. “It’s heartening that peopl

Graphic assault footage sparks outrage over violence against women in China

A woman bursts out of a bathroom stall at a bar, seemingly startling several men gathered at the sinks. A man follows, grabs her by the hair, and tries to drag her back in. She grabs onto another man outside the stall. Both are pulled to the ground as the first man forces her back into the stall and slams the door. She tries again to run out and this time succeeds. Her shirt, which was ripped off during her first escape attempt, remains on the floor as she rushes toward the door, her arms flail

Sri Lanka is facing its worst crisis in 70 years. How did it get here?

Sri Lanka’s worsening economic crisis has erupted in recent days with the dramatic storming of the presidential palace, prompting the president and prime minister to offer their resignations and leaving the country’s future hanging in the balance. On Wednesday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country for the Maldives, hours before he was due to step down. Here’s how the country became mired in its worst economic, political and humanitarian crisis in over 70 years. What is happening in S

Hong Kong's timeline since the 1997 British handover to China

Hong Kong had been a British colony since 1841, when it was occupied by British forces during the first Opium War. China’s Qing Dynasty signed it over to the British the following year in the Treaty of Nanjing, the first in a series of what China now calls the “unequal treaties.” Under the terms of the Sino-British Joint Declaration signed in 1984, Hong Kong was to return to Chinese sovereignty as a special administrative region governed by a principle known as “one country, two systems.” The f

Drifting Away

The very first documentary in my life turns out to be a personal documentary produced in a special period of time with tightening Covid control and deteriorating political climate. Making such a personal film is a process of self-exploration, a journey of reflecting upon your shame, your pain, and your trauma. After then, there comes the harvest of your own voice.

2022年春,一位家中長輩的逝世讓和家鄉相隔千里的我開始思考自己當下所處的位置:肉身的位置,在家庭關係中的位置,以及在來處和去處矛盾中不斷擺蕩的精神位置。不斷出走的時日里,我和家人的聯結髮生了怎樣的變化?置身於疫病蔓延與多重張力撕扯不休的時代環境下,腳下的香港對我而言意味著什麼?當從家鄉的河流、空氣與口音中長出來的自我遭遇各種語言、身份與地域的衝撞,我失去了什麼?又有怎樣新的拾得?

Hong Kong Streetsigns

"It was like a signboard disappearance chasing," said Kevin Mak, co-founder of the @streetsignhk project, documenting and preserving Hong Kong's signboards that have been gradually taken down according to government regulations, which is one of the most iconic cultural sights of the fast-paced city.

Shibari

The art of bondage has long been seen as a sexual fetish, stigmatised with labels such as perversion and lust. I talked to Rika Li, a local shibari artist in Hong Kong and founder of "Shibari For All" studio, to find out her perception of this mysterious art.