Joyce Wu
Crash Landing, Heaven’s Garden: Netflix; Winter Sonata: KBS World; Jewel in the Palace: Amazon Prime

Swooning for Korean dramas

Media | Broadcasting clean, romantic fun, K-drama grows in popularity in the United States
by Joyce Wu & Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted 4/08/21, 02:07 pm

While scrolling through Netflix last year, Wright Doyle and his wife Dori clicked on a show with an interesting premise: A South Korean heiress accidentally paraglides into North Korea and drops into the arms of an attractive North Korean soldier. Within minutes, the Texas couple in their 70s was hooked on the 2020 Korean drama series Crash Landing on You (see “Love Beyond Borders,” March 27). 

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Inside the outbreak: Worshipping online in Hong Kong

Churches | Churches are figuring out how to meet virtually during the coronavirus pandemic
by Joyce Wu
Posted 3/13/20, 02:04 pm

On Sunday mornings, Anne Ngai wishes she could step inside her church in Mong Kok and worship with fellow congregants. Instead, she sings along to a livestreamed service that she watches from a tablet in her living room.

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Kiran Ridley

Prayers for PolyU

Hong Kong | During a recent police siege of a Hong Kong university, some community members offered spiritual intercession
by Joyce Wu
Posted 12/06/19, 02:31 pm

On Nov. 17, police surrounded the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hung Hom and launched one of the fiercest confrontations with protesters since Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations began in June. Protesters’ Molotov cocktails, bricks, and bows and arrows went up against police officers’ tear gas, rubber bullets, and sponge grenades.

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