Kate Whitehead

Hong Kong-based journalist
  • Followed by pro-Beijing newspaper

    The Australia-based American academic Kevin Carrico, who has researched tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as the city’s independence movement, speculates why tabloid Wen Wei Po might be interested in his movements

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  • Manspreading on a plane

    A frequent ‘cattle class’ traveller says its time to introduce women-only seating sections on planes to end the battle for the armrest once and for all

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  • Back from the brink

    How anxiety led pair to cannabis, coke, Xanax and rehab as teens. Both students were taking ketamine at 13 and had drug rehabilitation when they were still teenagers. Both say too little help is available for young people with drug problems, and a children’s support group says schools should make more time for drug education. 

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  • Model of inspiration

    Chinese orphan takes on Hong Kong role at her adoptive mother’s childcare foundation. Jenny Bowen adopted baby Maya in 1997, then went on to set up orphanages across China. Maya, now 23, works as a programme coordinator at the OneSky Centre in Hong Kong

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  • China’s Greater Bay Area

    China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) has the potential to be an economic powerhouse, and government, business and residents are ready for the challenges and opportunities it presents

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  • Fat is still a feminist issue

    In town for the Hong Kong Literary Festival, the British psychoanalyst, writer and activist talks about riding the wave of feminism in the 1960s and why she is furious that little has changed since she published her first book in 1978

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