China Defends Expulsion of American Journalists, Accusing U.S. of Prejudice

An official said the expulsions were needed to defend China’s media against American suppression. Chinese state media outlets criticized American newspapers for coverage that they described as biased.

Protest and punishment: How thousands of demonstrators are set to face Hong Kong’s court system

With the onset of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, fewer people are taking to the streets in Hong Kong – but for prosecuted protesters, the work is just getting started. By the end of January 2020, over 7,000 people had been arrested in connection with the protests, about 1,000 charged, and 20 sentenced. Common charges are criminal damage, possession of an offensive weapon, assaulting the police, obstructing the police, participating in an unlawful assembly, and participating in a riot.

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李爾醫生面對莫名其妙的疫症在北非沿海小鎮俄蘭蔓延,曾經建議政府馬上採取防疫措施。但當時政府認為事態未算嚴重、不想引起公眾恐慌,借辭拖延迴避;後來疫情爆發不得不封城區隔,使民眾陷入分離、猜忌與恐懼。眼見政府不智不義引生的亂局,李爾醫生的不逃走,既成就了一個官僚愚莽的政府,也成就了一個尋常人物的人文精神高度——他基於自由意志下的個人選擇至關重要。李爾醫生選擇以性命抗衡荒謬的現實,僥倖取得階段性勝利,城市漸漸從瘟疫中恢復過來,以反覆的日常經驗,掩飾隨時變種、再度爆發的瘟疫與荒謬。