COVID-19

Hong Kong exodus grows on COVID-19 policies – Part 1

Hong Kong exodus grows on COVID-19 policies that are unpredictable and push people as much as rising cases. Leaving Hong Kong is not easy due to flight bans, testing and cancelled routes. Avoiding positive tests emerges as biggest challenge before joining the exodus. An exodus out of Hong Kong has grown. Spooked

Economy

Gloomy outlook for LGBTQIA+ in Asia – Part 7

Social and political discrimination for the LGBTQIA+ community remains a problem. There are contradictions across Asia, including the Boys’ Love craze or the respect given to transgender people in Pakistan, but few governments take actual steps forward. Governments and society as a whole have to push for more rights before

civil unrest

Minnesota, America on edge as George Floyd trial ramps up

Minnesota, America on edge as George Floyd trial highlights societal split. Autonomous zone in area around death of ‘gentle giant’ is vaguely controlled by a loosely defined coalition.  Frantz Fanon wrote in 1965 that oppression and colonization lead to revolt because they make it “impossible to breathe.” Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Minneapolis