Austin Ramzy

The New York Times


  • Currently a Hong Kong correspondent for The New York Times
  • He has covered the 2015 election in Myanmar, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and mass protest movements in Hong Kong and Taiwan, where he was based in 2014
  • Previously, Mr. Ramzy was a Beijing correspondent for Time magazine from 2007 to 2013, where he covered the Beijing Olympics, the Wenchuan earthquake and China’s response to the 2007-08 financial crisis. He started at the magazine, where he worked from 2003 to 2007, as a Hong Kong-based reporter.
Hong Kong Won’t Prosecute Ex-Leader Over Claims of Conflict of Interest

Dec 12

Leung Chun-ying, who stepped down last year, came under fire for receiving millions of dollars from a company that had a contract for the city’s subway system.

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One Marine Dead and Five Still Missing After Aircraft Collide Near Japan

Dec 6

The Marine Corps said that one of two Marines found after an accident 200 miles off the coast of Japan had died, and that five others remain missing.

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Lawyer for Snowden in Hong Kong Says He Left City Under Pressure

Nov 28

Robert Tibbo, a lawyer who represented Edward J. Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong in 2013, photographed this month in Marseille, France. “My career is over in Hong Kong,” he said.

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Car Slams Into Group of Children Crossing Road in China, Killing 5 People

Nov 22

The man believed to be the driver of the car that struck the pedestrians was arrested two hours later. The police gave no indication of a possible motive.

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Hong Kong Dispatch: A Rural Patch of Hong Kong Where Rare Birds Sing and Developers Circle

Nov 17

A bucolic corner of Hong Kong attracts bird-watchers and bicyclists eager to escape the crowds. But the area is increasingly attractive to developers.

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Pompeo Meeting With North Korean Diplomat Postponed

Nov 7

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Kim Yong-chol, North Korea’s leading nuclear weapons negotiator, in Pyongyang, North Korea, in July. They had been scheduled to meet in New York this week.

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China Grants Ivanka Trump Initial Approval for New Trademarks

Nov 6

The 16 new trademarks cover a broad array of goods and services, including purses, swimsuits, fire extinguishers and senior citizens’ homes.

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Raymond Chow, Movie Producer Who Popularized Kung Fu Stars, Dies at 91

Nov 4

Mr. Chow, who co-founded the Golden Harvest studio, helped propel Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to global fame.

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Journalist’s Expulsion Casts Shadow on Hong Kong’s Future

Nov 2

A Chinese flag on an electronic billboard in Hong Kong last year before the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese rule.

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China Opens Giant Bridge Linking Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland

Oct 23

The government hopes the 34-mile span will bolster growth, but some say the primary goal is further integrating semiautonomous cities and the mainland.

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Walter Kwok, Hong Kong Developer Who Survived Kidnapping, Dies at 68

Oct 22

Mr. Kwok led the development giant Sun Hung Kai Properties with his brothers, but was later ousted from the family business.

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Mother Mushroom, Vietnamese Activist, Is Said to Be Released

Oct 17

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, center, in court in Vietnam last year. Also known as the blogger Mother Mushroom, she was arrested in 2016 and accused of “conducting propaganda against the state.”

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Journalist’s Expulsion From Hong Kong ‘Sends a Chilling Message’

Oct 8

More than 15,000 people have signed a petition asking why the semiautonomous Chinese city decided to expel a Financial Times editor.

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Hong Kong Plans to Expel a Financial Times Editor

Oct 5

The newspaper said Hong Kong will not renew a work visa for Victor Mallet, heightening fears of deteriorating media freedoms in the semiautonomous Chinese city.

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Chinese Actress Fan Bingbing Faces Huge Fines in Tax Evasion

Oct 3

Ms. Fan, who has disappeared from public view for months, vastly underreported her income for a recent film, the Chinese state news media said.

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Chinese Reporter Accused of Slapping Man at Political Event in Britain

Oct 2

The journalist heckled participants during a talk on Hong Kong, then was arrested after being accused of slapping a volunteer who was trying to remove her.

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American Bar Association Urges F.B.I. Inquiry Into Kavanaugh

Sep 28

The group, which had endorsed the judge’s Supreme Court nomination, said Thursday that it should not move ahead until sexual assault allegations are carefully examined.

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Swedish Skit Mocks Chinese Tourists, Drawing Backlash in China

Sep 26

Chinese officials demanded an apology over a Swedish satirical program’s skit about Chinese tourists, which the network says was meant to highlight racism.

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Hong Kong Bans Pro-Independence Party

Sep 24

The small party, with a handful of members and no elected lawmakers, had attracted government scrutiny for its call for Hong Kong independence from China.

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By Bridge and Bullet Train, Hong Kong Is Bound Tighter to China

Sep 23

Multibillion-dollar projects will speed connections between the former British colony and mainland China. Some think they have more to do with politics than economic concerns.

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Muslim Court Orders Malaysian Women Caned for Same-Sex Relationship

Sep 3

The women were each struck six times in a Shariah court. Human rights and legal groups called the punishment a form of torture that should be banned.

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China’s State Media: Trump Tweets Come From an ‘Alternative Universe’

Aug 31

In recent days, China’s English-language state media outlets have grown more strident in their mockery of the president and his policies.

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China Forces Out Buzzfeed Journalist

Aug 23

Megha Rajagopalan, who had written extensively about a crackdown on Muslim minority groups, said the Chinese authorities did not explain their decision.

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Singapore Says ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Author Skipped Military Service

Aug 22

Kevin Kwan, who left the country as a child, could face a fine or possible imprisonment for not fulfilling his national service obligations.

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Ex-Hong Kong Leader Heightens Pressure on Journalists’ Group

Aug 7

A dispute over a talk by the head of a pro-independence political party may test the limits of free speech in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.

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Japanese Medical School Accused of Rigging Admissions to Keep Women Out

Aug 3

Tokyo Medical University was reported to have secretly skewed test scores out of the belief that women were more likely to drop out of the profession.

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Thousands of Confiscated Coffins and an Exhumed Corpse Stoke Fury in China

Aug 2

Escorting ashes at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing. The Communist Party’s ideas on “burial reform” have often clashed with traditional practices.

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Residents Flee as Wildfire Threatens Northern California City

Jul 27

Smoke rose Thursday from the wildfire as it neared Redding, Calif. The fire later surged into the city, which is about 100 miles south of the Oregon border.

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Blast Heard Near United States Embassy in Beijing

Jul 26

The explosion occurred on Thursday afternoon in an area where Chinese citizens line up each day to apply for visas.

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Trump Threatens Iran on Twitter, Warning of Dire ‘Consequences’

Jul 23

President Trump threatened Iran after the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, himself warned of a confrontation that would be the “mother of all wars.”

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Hong Kong May Ban Political Party That Seeks Independence From China

Jul 17

The ban, which would be the first of a political party since the territory returned to Chinese control in 1997, has raised fears of eroding rights.

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Amid Japan’s Devastation, Flood Survivors Dig Out

Jul 9

More than 100 people have died and dozens are missing after heavy rains set off floods in the south and west of the country.

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Japan Executes Cult Leader Behind Deadly 1995 Subway Attack

Jul 6

Shoko Asahara, whose doomsday cult killed 13 people when it released sarin gas in the Tokyo subway, was hung Friday morning, Japanese media reported

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Hong Kong Court Allows Spousal Visas for Same-Sex Couples

Jul 4

Advocates said the unanimous ruling could have ripple effects in advancing gay rights in the Asian financial center.

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How Britain Went to War With China Over Opium

Jul 3

A conflict that started in 1840 reverberates today in a resurgent China, where past humiliations are never truly past.

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Shanghai Knife Attack Kills Two Schoolchildren

Jun 28

Mass shootings are rare in China, but children are sometimes targeted in knife attacks on schools.

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Indonesia Ferry Toll Soars, With 192 Believed Dead

Jun 21

Passengers’ relatives criticized the government’s poor enforcement of safety standards, as officials said the boat had only been designed to carry about 40 people.

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Hopes for New Era of Malaysian Free Speech Are High, but Pending

Jun 18

Malaysia’s new government pledged to end harsh laws restricting expression, but activists and journalists who have faced criminal charges remain wary.

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Hong Kong Approves Giving Mainland Police Sway in New Train Station

Jun 15

The plan, which lawmakers passed Thursday, has been widely criticized for opening the door to mainland officers and undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy.

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American Is Detained After Joining Protest in Vietnam

Jun 14

Will Nguyen had joined demonstrations against a cybersecurity law and proposed special economic zones that had raised fears of Chinese encroachment.

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Dennis Rodman on Kim-Trump Meeting: ‘Today Is a Great Day’

Jun 12

Dennis Rodman arriving at Changi Airport in Singapore on Tuesday. “It’s a great day and I’m here to see it,” the former basketball star, who has met Kim Jong-un, told CNN.

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Republican Lawmakers Question Environmental Group’s Praise of China

Jun 7

The Natural Resources Defense Council is under fire for praising China’s cleanup efforts while challenging the Trump administration’s environmental policies.

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Malaysia Sidelines Officials Accused of Ignoring Graft

May 14

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday that more changes in the government would be coming, but would take time. “I can’t just suspend any officer as I like,” he said.

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Defeated Malaysian Prime Minister Is Barred From Leaving Country

May 12

Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, on Wednesday. Mr. Najib faces possible investigation over billions of dollars he is accused of misappropriating.

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New York Attorney General’s Comments on Women’s Rights

May 8

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York in February. Before abruptly resigning after being accused of abuse by four former romantic partners, he had gained renown for defending women’s rights.

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As Volcano Erupts in Hawaii, ‘I Can See My House Burning’

May 7

A plume of smoke and volcanic gas rose Sunday above the Leilani Estates neighborhood on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Hawaii Lava Eruption Forces Evacuations Near Volcano

May 4

After a series of earthquakes, lava began spewing into a community on the eastern edge of the island of Hawaii, near the Kilauea volcano.

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Taiwan’s Isolation Increases as Dominican Republic Recognizes China

May 1

Just 18 countries and the Vatican now have formal ties with Taiwan, as China works to block international recognition of the self-ruled island it considers its own.

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North and South Korean Leaders’ Own Words in Meeting at the DMZ

Apr 27

A screen in Goyang, South Korea, showing live video of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, during their summit meeting on Friday.

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When North Met South: A Short History of Inter-Korean Summits

Apr 26

Two previous meetings between leaders of the Koreas paved the way for the talks Friday between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in.

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The Koreas Are Weighing a Peace Deal. Here’s What That Might Mean.

Apr 24

South Korean soldiers in the truce village of Panmunjom, which straddles the border between the Koreas. The armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War, without a formal peace treaty, was signed there in 1953.

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China Conducts War Games, and Taiwan Is the Target

Apr 18

Chinese state media released this photo from the country’s largest naval exercises in decades, carried out last week off Hainan Island. An analyst compared those exercises to a military parade, but she said China’s live-fire drills Wednesday in the Taiwan Str…

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CIA Chief's Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Latest Step in Winding Path to Talks - New York Times

Apr 18 CIA Chief's Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Latest Step in Winding Path to Talks New York Times HONG KONG — Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director and nominee to be the next secretary of state, traveled to North Korea and met with its leader, Kim Jong-…

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Asia’s Bastion of Free Speech? Move Aside, Hong Kong, It’s Taiwan Now.

Apr 14

As Beijing tightens its grip, dissidents and rights groups that once flocked to Hong Kong are now choosing Taiwan, which shed martial law for democracy.

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Baby in China Is Born to Surrogate 4 Years After His Parents’ Deaths

Apr 12

After a long legal battle, the parents of the deceased couple sued for the release of embryos conceived in vitro, and turned to a surrogacy agency in Laos.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Own Data Disclosed After Senate Hearing: His Notes

Apr 11

Photographs showed two pages the Facebook chief executive used to prepare his testimony on Capitol Hill, including answers to unasked questions.

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Bus Fire in Thailand Kills 20 Migrant Workers From Myanmar - New York Times

Mar 30

New York Times Bus Fire in Thailand Kills 20 Migrant Workers From Myanmar New York Times HONG KONG — Twenty migrant workers from Myanmar were killed when their bus caught fire in northwestern Thailand early Friday, the police said. The workers were traveling …

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Live in a Drainpipe? Five Quirky Ideas to Solve Hong Kong’s Housing Crisis.

Mar 26

With little available land and housing prices soaring ever higher, Hong Kong is considering some audacious ways to house residents.

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Firefighter Dies Responding to Blaze at Harlem Film Set - New York Times

Mar 23

New York Post Firefighter Dies Responding to Blaze at Harlem Film Set New York Times A New York firefighter was killed and two others were seriously injured by a fire at a building in Harlem that was being used for a film directed by Edward Norton, officials …

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Where Might Trump and Kim Jong-un Meet? Here Are Some Possibilities

Mar 12

The Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea might be the best bet for a meeting between the American and the North Korean leader. But there are other options.

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Kathmandu Plane Crash Sends Smoke Billowing, but Casualties Unclear

Mar 12

The US-Bangla Airlines flight from Bangladesh swerved off a runway upon landing and caught fire in a soccer field, the local news media reported.

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Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Bloc Loses Seats in Election - New York Times

Mar 12

New York Times Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Bloc Loses Seats in Election New York Times HONG KONG — Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers have lost two seats in the territory's legislature, another setback for the bloc whose members were previously disqualified af…

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Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement Fears New Setback in Legislative Vote

Mar 10

Supporters of Au Nok-hin, a pro-democracy candidate, campaigned for him in Hong Kong this month. Mr. Au is running for a seat on the Legislative Council but says the body is increasingly powerless.

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Road to Talks Between the U.S. and North Korea Has Been Bumpy

Mar 9

A meeting between North Korea’s leader and President Trump would be the highest-level talks between the two countries, but there is a long history of failed efforts.

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Papua New Guinea Hit by Powerful Aftershock as Quake's Toll Mounts - New York Times

Mar 7

New York Times Papua New Guinea Hit by Powerful Aftershock as Quake's Toll Mounts New York Times Papua New Guinea, which is still recovering from a deadly earthquake last week, was hit by a powerful aftershock Wednesday that left an estimated 18 people dead o…

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China Detains Relatives of Radio Free Asia Reporters

Mar 1

The journalists, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have reported on China’s crackdown on the Uighur ethnic group in the Xinjiang region.

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President Xi Jinping’s Rise in China, as Covered by The Times

Feb 26

President Xi Jinping of China at Tiananmen Square in 2017. While Mr. Xi has used a steely edge to consolidate power, he has tried to convey an image of a softer, more humane leader than his predecessors.

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U.S. Gun Violence Draws Scorn in China as a Human Rights Issue

Feb 23

A memorial for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. An opinion column in China’s Global Times newspaper said the United States should look to China, which has strict controls of guns.

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American Is Charged With Stealing Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb

Feb 19

Michael Rohana was attending an event at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia when he entered a closed exhibition room and vandalized the 2,000-year-old statue, the authorities say.

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Hong Kong Bus Crash Kills at Least 18 and Injures Over 60

Feb 10

The cause has not yet been determined, but past crashes have raised questions about drivers long working hours

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Van Crash Outside Shanghai Starbucks Injures at Least 18

Feb 2

A van said to have been carrying fuel canisters slammed into pedestrians outside a cafe during the morning rush in the bustling coastal city.

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