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A photo of Alex Chow on the left and Dr Ray Leung on the right (Photo credit: StandNews)

This is my English translation of an article on StandNews written by one of their journalists, dated 3rd December 2020 at 23:08 GMT+8 (HKT). Here’s the link to the original article in Chinese:

The court became a medical lecture hall

Dr Ray Leung Tsz-hang from Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s A&E Department came forward at court in his tie-back surgical mask — the two white knots at the back of his head, befitting his profession, stood out especially.

Dr Leung was the first doctor to come into contact and treat Alex at the hospital. …

Dr Catrina Ko (Twitter: @dr_CatKo)
Hong Kong Global Connect (Twitter: @HKGlobalConnect)

6th September 2020


Controversy over the efficacy and numerous other aspects of the mass screening programme for COVID-19 in Hong Kong has inspired interest into whether the scheme is succeeding in achieving its aim to identify silent carriers from the population accurately. This study retrospectively evaluated the test’s current performance by feeding data of the programme thus far into a confusion matrix and comparing them against the model outputs. Simple predictive analytics was also used to forecast the outputs that the testing procedure would continue to generate. Evaluation measures…

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Photo by Pop & Zebra on Unsplash

Beijing’s claim to impose its National Security legislation onto Hong Kong practically shook the geopolitical ground last night. International observers, foreign officials, those who’ve been following the Hong Kong situation closely, and Hongkongers themselves despaired at the announcement. The death knell of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ framework has rung — officially, definitively, once and for all. This decree and its introduction are worse than how Article 23 could have been. It has completely bypassed the Hong Kong legislative process; this precedent unlocks a means for Beijing to foist any laws on Hong Kong, including Article 23, as they please.

Letting the numbers speak on the CCP’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak

By Catrina Ko

(This isn’t a 24-min read — more like 10 — unless you insist on reading the bibliography too…)

(I have also recorded a two-part audio version of this essay, and you’ll be able to access it on Spotify, if you’d prefer listening to it instead and could do with 21 minutes of just my voice: Part I — The Data; Part II — The Wider Context)

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Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

The world should feel cheated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in this coronavirus crisis, and should not fear this feeling. It does not go against any fundamental and universal values…

Catrina Ko

An international communicator writing, speaking and translating for freedom & democracy in one life, and a mad scientist in another.

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