Jerome Taylor

Jerome Taylor


Hong Kong/Taiwan/Macau bureau chief for AFP. Previously Asia Pacific Editor (HK), SE Asia corr (Bangkok). Before that, The Independent https://t.co/Tqkn8UDdDp

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“It’s now under formal consideration whether we should use different vaccines from different technical lines for the immunization process,” Gao said.

“Xu's the victim du jour, but her treatment is part of a broader, years-long pattern in which Chinese state media and their fervent online followers descend on a target together,” — @protocol_media ⁩

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday warned an "increasingly aggressive" China not to attempt to change the status quo around Taiwan, saying to do so would be a "serious mistake.” — @AFP 

Big old queue outside my local Hong Kong vaccination centre this morning which is an encouraging sign

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When I was here for my first jab there was no queue at all. Despite ample supplies, HK has a pretty low vaccination rate & there is much public reluctance. Hopefully that might be changing — but this queue could just be result of impact of the temporary Pfizer suspension

Though Leang’s image was among those unchanged beyond colourised, Senyint was no less disturbed upon seeing his brother’s portrait and the brief biography that accompanied it. That’s because every detail about him, even down to his name, was incorrect.

Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday said it had reached an agreement with HSBC in Hong Kong to secure documents that its senior executive Meng Wanzhou hopes will help her fight extradition to the United States from Canada -- @AFP  .

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What a photo. This is actually the unscripted moment Kim encouraged Moon to step briefly into the North, the press pool were all on the South side, hence their backs are turned to the cameras.

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Hong Kong media are reporting multiple pro-democracy candidates have been disqualified by officials from standing for next month's legislative elections

One of the many terrifying images coming out of Myanmar over the weekend. A policeman points his weapon at people in Taunggyi, Shan State, on February 28, 2021, as security forces continue to crackdown on demonstrations by protesters against the military coup - @AFP 

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Difficult to put into words the scenes we saw today as New Zealand marked the one week anniversary of the #Christchurch  mosque massacres. For me it’s this photo I took shortly after prayers ended — to me it sums up how the nation has responded to the gunman’s race hatred ?? ?

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Pro-military protesters gesture as they take part in a rally in Yangon on February 25, 2021 - @AFP 

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I’m not ashamed to admit I wept at this scene tonight — Christchurch locals forming a human chain behind Muslims as they perform maghrib prayers in front of the Al Noor mosque, where so many died. It was utterly beautiful

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