Experts say it is precisely because Hongkongers used digital tools so effectively against the Beijing-backed government that authorities are now targeting the online space. The movement that erupted last year managed to mobilise itself without leaders through platforms such as the LIHKG forum and messaging app Telegram – with a level of organisation that Beijing has tried to point to as evidence to claim the demonstrations are coordinated by foreign forces. … [Read more...] about China’s Great Firewall descends on Hong Kong internet users
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'In July 2019, I led a peaceful campus sit-in calling for UQ to completely cut ties with the Chinese state until Tibetans were freed, Uighur detention camps were closed, and Hong Kongers were afforded greater democracy,' he said. … [Read more...] about Student activist, 20, is suspended from the University of Queensland after criticising its ties to China and leading a pro-Hong Kong protest
Dr Jenna Macciochi, a lecturer in immunology at the University of Sussex, told the Mail: "To be effective, a mask has to be fitted correctly, worn correctly and disposed of correctly — which is not something the general public has been trained in." … [Read more...] about How to make a face mask at home
The eastern half of Rennell Island was the first natural property to be inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1998. It is home to 1,200 Polynesians who live by subsistence farming, hunting and fishing. With unique limestone formations, a large lake and dense forest, UNESCO described it as "a true natural laboratory for scientific study." … [Read more...] about Solomon Islands deal with oil spill from cargo ship in UNESCO sanctuary
Coronavirus: Timeline of the global spread of COVID-19 Spain's surging death toll Spain also overtakes China in the number of COVID-19 cases on March 30, as the government toughens the severity of its lockdown. All non-essential activities are halted. Only Italy has a higher death toll than Spain. Most affected is the capital, Madrid. With funeral services overwhelmed, officials turn the Palacio de Hielo ice skating rink into a temporary morgue. … [Read more...] about COVID-19, cold, or flu symptoms: Should I see a doctor?