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.
As Uighurs Disappear in China, Loved Ones Overseas Demand Answers

Feb 17

Murat Harri Uyghur, a doctor in Finland, is helping to compile testimonies from other Uighurs in exile about loved ones who may be in Chinese internment camps.

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Four Men Convicted in Killing of Top Aide to Myanmar’s Leader

Feb 15

U Ko Ni was a prominent Muslim lawyer who advocated cutting the powers of Myanmar’s military and advised the country’s leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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French Tourist Could Face Prison for Flying Drone in Myanmar’s Capital

Feb 12

A Frenchman was arrested last week after allegedly flying a drone near Parliament in Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s capital. A sign nearby says that drones are banned, but it is in Burmese.

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Thailand to Release Soccer Player Facing Extradition to Bahrain

Feb 11

Hakeem al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, said he faced torture if sent back to his native country.

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Body Is Recovered From Wreckage of Soccer Star Emiliano Sala’s Plane

Feb 7

The British authorities did not say whether the body was that of Mr. Sala or the pilot of the small plane, which crashed into the English Channel last month.

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Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela Says He’s Open to Talks With Opposition

Jan 30

The embattled president rejected a call for new elections but said he was ready for talks with the opposition, which Washington has recognized as Venezuela’s rightful government.

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Explosions Shake Shopping District in Changchun, China

Jan 25

The blasts in an underground parking lot and an apartment building in the northeastern city sent people running. At least one was killed, the authorities said.

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Ousted Leader’s R&B Lament: A Malay Version of ‘Kiss and Say Goodbye’

Jan 24

Najib Razak, who faces dozens of corruption-related charges, sang in a recording released online that he was a victim of “slander and revenge.”

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Scientist Who Edited Babies’ Genes Is Likely to Face Charges in China

Jan 21

A Chinese government investigation found that He Jiankui had “seriously violated” state regulations by altering human embryos.

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Myanmar Court Upholds Convictions of Two Reuters Journalists

Jan 11

U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo, who documented mass killings of civilians, were sentenced to seven years in what appears to have been a police setup.

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China Targets Prominent Uighur Intellectuals to Erase an Ethnic Identity

Jan 5

Rahile Dawut, above with camera, is an anthropologist at Xinjiang University who studied Islamic shrines, traditional songs and folklore. She was detained in December 2017 and has not been heard from since.

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China’s Detention Camps for Muslims Turn to Forced Labor

Dec 16

A satellite image taken in September shows an internment camp in Xinjiang. The buildings in the upper left corner appear to be of a design commonly used by factories.

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Clashes Over Trade and Detentions: What China, the U.S. and Canada Are Fighting Over

Dec 13

While the trade war between the United States and China has been put on hold, new disputes over a series of detentions have raised alarm on both sides of the Pacific.

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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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