Long Zhenyang: The resignation that shook Hong Kong media
- 18 February 2017
Until a few weeks ago, Long Zhenyang held one of the top media jobs in south China.
He was the assistant chief editor of the Hong Kong Commercial Daily, one of three pro-Beijing newspapers in the Chinese territory.
His sudden resignation in February and stated intention to seek political asylum in the United States has jolted the local media community.
Mr Long, 47, has told BBC News that he left mainland China because he had been "persecuted" at the newspaper since late 2014, after he shared posts on his private social media account that were supportive of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
A devout Christian, the former journalist said he was also upset by a long-running campaign to remove crosses from churches in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang.
Why Chinese people won't boycott Trump fashion
- 15 February 2017
In a week that saw a political storm after Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump fashion lines and reports in the US media that her younger sister Tiffany Trump was "shunned" at New York Fashion Week, there was one unlikely win for the first family.
Headlines like "Tiffany Trump is having an awkward time at New York Fashion Week" only served as a reminder that several high-profile designers have been very public in their boycott of the Trump family.
The mystery of a Chinese tycoon's disappearance
- 1 February 2017
In 2015 five Hong Kong booksellers disappeared and later resurfaced in mainland China in the hands of Chinese authorities. Now, there are concerns that Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua, who has not been seen since last week, has met a similar fate.
The first murmur came from overseas.
Hong Kong chortles over Carrie Lam toilet paper hunt
- 23 January 2017
Run out of toilet paper? Most of us would solve the problem with a quick trip to the shops.
But in Hong Kong, politician Carrie Lam took a taxi to her former official residence in the city's exclusive Peak district to fetch more rolls.
Hong Kong divided over Forbidden City museum plan
- 11 January 2017
The Forbidden City in Beijing has housed generations of Chinese emperors for hundreds of years.
A museum since 1925, it now welcomes more than 14 million visitors a year, drawn to its ornate gates, inner palaces and nearly two million pieces of imperial art and antiques.
The artist protesters in a polluted city on edge
- 13 December 2016
The curious case of a group of masked Chinese artists detained by police for a brief, spontaneous protest over pollution serves as a reminder of just how sensitive the issue remains for the authorities. The BBC spoke to one of the artists involved.
China has just seen an unusual cluster of environmental protests as dense smog shrouded a large swathe of the country.
Taiwan: A pawn in Trump’s chess game with China?
- 12 December 2016
For President-elect Donald Trump, the biggest issue in the US relationship with China is trade. But for Beijing, it's Taiwan.
Mr Trump and his team know this and it's becoming increasingly clear that they hope to use Taiwan as a bargaining chip to get what they want from China.
Is this proof Hong Kong’s 'Umbrella Protests' failed?
- 11 December 2016
Hong Kong politics has been stormier than usual lately.
The victims of China's 'War on Law' crackdown
- 10 December 2016
There are plenty of places from which a piece of journalism could be written to mark United Nations Human Rights Day.
But the raising of concern by the UN this week over the case of the missing lawyer Jiang Tianyong makes Beijing as good a choice as any.
Will new censorship kill Chinese filmmaking?
- 26 November 2016
China's new film censorship laws would, at first blush, be enough to make a director cry.
Movies must not promote gambling, superstition, drug abuse, violence nor teach criminal methods. What's more they should "serve the people and socialism". The horror!