Worthwhile reading from other sites – 2022

Another year. And the beginning of the third year of living with the blight of Covid which still dominates daily news stories.

June 2022

What’s the future for Hong Kong? Economist
AN ANATOMY OF ERASURE – How a free and open Hong Kong became a police state Economist
How the Money Works on LIV Golf  Firepit Collective
Yorkshire cricket’s great divide: ‘We’ve got to stop looking over the fence at each other’ The Guardian
New Hong Kong textbooks ‘will claim city never was a British colony’ The Guardian
Absolute Power The Atlantic
What Does Russia Want?The Atlantic
The One Witness at the January 6 Hearing Who Matters Most The Atlantic
Inside the strange world of NFTs Guardian
‘Ooh, yeah, you’re amazing!’ The wonder of Kate Bush – and 10 tracks to delight new listeners Guardian
The Mae Klong Railway  Thai Train Guide
70 things we know about the Queen – from corgis and cornflakes to HMY Britannia and Bond Guardian
Pitcairn Islands to light final Platinum Jubilee beacon Reuters
Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken – Speech at George Washington University -The current government’s policy towards the People’s Republic of China US Embassy in China
San Francisco International Airport SFO – California USA The Airchive
How the Queen’s sense of duty prevailed in an age of individualism New Statesman

May 2022

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City’s sky blue wash will define this era Guardian
Dubai Uncovered: Data Leak Exposes How Criminals, Officials, and Sanctioned Politicians Poured Money Into Dubai Real Estate OCCRP
He’ll be Australia’s next prime minister. So who is Anthony Albanese? The Conversation
What is the Northern Ireland protocol and why is it back in the news? Guardian
Analysis: Condolence calls from elite show UAE ruler’s power AP
The Guardian view on the Buffalo shooting: a wake-up call for the Republican right Guardian
A barrage of ‘never-ending gunshots’: Inside the Buffalo massacre Washington Post
Hong Kong, my vanishing city FT

April 2022

Free media in Hong Kong almost completely dismantled – report Guardian

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for more than $40bn Guardian

Ukraine’s President Zelensky to BBC: Blood money being paid for Russian oil BBC

Forty years after the Malvinas war, Britain still acts as if the dispute is settled. It isn’t Guardian

The war makes China uncomfortable. European leaders don’t care The Economist

Why Qatar is done with saying sorry for human rights and equality issues Guardian

Ukraine: Apparent War Crimes in Russia-Controlled Areas HRW

‘This is inhumane’: the cost of zero Covid in Shanghai Guardian

March 2022

Shane Warne state memorial service – in pictures Guardian

China at a COVID Tipping Point Medriva

John Mearsheimer on why the West is principally responsible for the Ukrainian crisis Economist

Roman Abramovich and Chelsea symbolise the rotten state of football The Guardian

Shouldn’t someone in football also care about the war in Yemen just a little? The Guardian

Don’t embrace Saudi Arabia and the UAE because of the Ukraine crisis The Hill

Is Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Haunted? Aviation for aviators

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Economist

February 2022

‘His final disgrace’: how the papers covered Prince Andrew’s sex assault case settlement | Prince Andrew MassBlog

What Prince Andrew’s settlement says about wealth and accountability Washington Post

‘Flawed’ U.S. Falls Down List of World’s Most Democratic Countries Bloomberg

New Zealand authorities deploy Barry Manilow against Covid protesters Guardian

How Russia’s neighbours are turning against Putin New Statesman

Russia’s choices and the prospect of war in Ukraine IISS

South-East Asia’s tourism industry is hobbled by uncertainty Economist

US Covid death toll surpasses 900,000 Guardian

Closed China: why Xi Jinping is sticking with his zero-Covid policy FT

Northern Pacific CEO sees 757 service launch this year RunwayGirlNetwork

The Assault on Apple Daily Bloomberg

Warning against traveling to Thailand Scandasia

One by One, My Friends Were Sent to the Camps The Atlantic

January 2022

As Rival Factions Gain Traction, Xi Seeks to Secure Support from the Military The Jamestown Foundation

The triumph of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine Economist

How to kill a god: the myth of Captain Cook shows how the heroes of empire will fall Guardian

Emirates 777 close call The Air Current