Joyce Wu

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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Cries for vengeance, prayers for justice

Democracy | Hong Kong demonstrations have intensified following the death of a 22-year-old protester
by June Cheng & Joyce Wu
Posted 11/14/19, 05:46 pm

Fires blazed through a thick fog of tear gas on Nov. 12 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where students dressed in black clashed with riot police and tried to regain control of a bridge on campus. In mid-November the Hong Kong protests entered university campuses and the city’s financial hub following the death of a protester who fell from a parking garage.

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