A man resting in a park in Singapore next to a Covid social distancing notice. Photograph:  Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images

From the paddocks of rural New Zealand and Australia’s beachside suburbs to Singapore’s high rises, people are facing a daunting new reality: living w(...)

Supporters of pro-democracy activists who have been charged under national security law protest in Hong Kong.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

For decades, Hong Kong’s movie industry has enthralled global audiences with balletic shoot-em-ups, epic martial-arts fantasies, chopsocky comedies an(...)

A worker loads a refrigerated container of Chinese vaccine SinoVac in an Air France Boeing 787 bound for Bogotá, Colombia, at Roissy Airport, near Paris, on Sunday. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Chinese state media has rushed to defend its locally developed coronavirus vaccines, with a senior health official insisting that he was “misunderstoo(...)

People dance in a public area along the Yangtze River in Wuhan on Monday  as the city marks the first anniversary of when China confirmed its first death from the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

At a museum in Wuhan, China, a sprawling exhibition paints a stirring tale of how the city’s sacrifices in a brutal 76-day lockdown led to triumph ove(...)

Medical workers collect samples from a man at a makeshift testing site for Covid-19 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong’s attempt to launch mass testing for coronavirus has morphed into a public vote on the government’s legitimacy after opposition politicians (...)

A swab sample during testing for possible Covid-19 infection. File photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

A 33-year-old man was infected a second time with the coronavirus more than four months after his first bout in the first documented case of so-calle(...)

Police officers head towards Sarang Jeil Church for a search and seizure operation. Photograph: EPA

Four months ago, South Korea was basking in international praise for containing the coronavirus pandemic. But now it stands on the brink of a second s(...)

Protesters hold flags that read ‘Hong Kong Independence’ during a protest in Causeway Bay district, in Hong Kong. Photograph: Roy Liu/Bloomberg

Leading Hong Kong lawyers are warning of a stark new era of mainland justice as they digest the full impact of China’s new national security law impos(...)

People enter a venue in Hong Kong on Saturday, where  pro-democracy unions are holding a vote to ask members whether they will participate in a city-wide strike and whether they support China’s plans to impose a new national security law in Hong Kong. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty

China will have overarching powers over the enforcement of a new national security law in Hong Kong, according to details released on Saturday that s(...)

Cover your face: you wear a mask to protect me; I wear one to protect you. And we all need to get on board for them to really work. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty

So you’ve watched Helen Cody’s video guide and made your own cloth mask. Or you’ve taken delivery of a bespoke handcrafted one you ordered online. Wha(...)

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