Albert Han

Albert Han

Graduate Trainee

Albert Han is a contributor to Inkstone. He is a Graduate Trainee reporter for the South China Morning Post.

Location
Hong Kong
Language spoken
English, Mandarin, Spanish
Areas of Expertise
Diplomacy and politics, climate change
Hongkongers look for a way out after Beijing announces security law
Hong Kong’s residents emigrated in large numbers before the former British colony’s return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. They are hitting the inquiry lines again after the Chinese government announced plans for a national security law that some fear will be used to stifle dissent. Immigration consultants said they have fielded hundreds of new calls after details of the law, which will target a range of activities deemed to threaten national security, including subversion and secession, were first announced on May 21. “The day after that proposal, we received over a hundred calls,” said Andrew Lo, chief executive at Anlex, a Hong Kong-based immigration consultancy firm. “People are restles
‘I had to do something’: The overseas protesters who join Hong Kong’s demonstrations
Months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong have made headlines around the world. While images and stories have struck a chord with people overseas, some have been inspired to fly thousands of miles to Hong Kong to take part in demonstrations.  The South China Morning Post met two Americans who said they felt compelled to come to the city to participate in the movement as US lawmakers considered – and later passed – legislation aimed at ensuring the “sufficient autonomy” of Hong Kong from Beijing.
Hong Kong’s dolphin tourism takes hit amid unrest
Three times a week, Hong Kong Dolphin Watch takes boatloads of tourists beyond the city to see the territory’s endangered wild pink dolphins. While the number of tourists has dropped during the recent anti-government protests, the 24-year-old tour company continues to raise awareness about the rare species.
Rare white lion twins born in China
Rare white lion twins were born at Jinan Wildlife Park in China’s eastern province of Shandong. The twins, one boy and one girl, were born in good health. The twin cubs came into the world the day after the country’s National Day celebrations. The park has three adult white lions in addition to the twins.
Walled Pingyao, China’s former ‘Wall Street’
Once the banking center of imperial China, Pingyao is now a tourist hotspot catering to domestic tourists. The traditional architecture of the UNESCO site, as well as its square street layout, is largely intact from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Visitors can see old temples and traditional courtyards, as well as a museum with a surprise.
Hong Kong rehabilitates Pepe the Frog
Hong Kong protesters have been using a surprising symbol during anti-government demonstrations: Pepe the Frog. Pepe the Frog is an internet meme embraced by the alt-right and white nationalist internet users in Western countries. But in Hong Kong, the humanoid green frog has become the face of many pro-democracy protesters. They say Pepe is a light-hearted expression of their frustration with Chinese rule. 
Nature’s secrets in a northern county
Unknown to even locals in Shanxi, Qinyuan county is an oasis of nature and tranquillity compared to more popular sites in the province. The Sheng Shou temple is nestled in a forested ravine, with some buildings built into a cliff, similar to the famous Hanging Temple in Datong, China.  Hikers can enjoy a network of trails in the area and observe several species of birds.
Tear gas, petrol bombs and mass arrests in Hong Kong
Downtown Hong Kong descended into chaos on Sunday as anti-government demonstrations entered their 17th straight week. Violent clashes took place two days before the People’s Republic of China marks 70 years since its founding. More protests are expected before and during the anniversary.
33,000 ton bus station's record-setting move
Engineers in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen rotated a bus terminal 90 degrees – without dismantling the structure – in April 2019.  The Houxi Long Distance Bus Station, built in 2015, was moved to make way for a new high-speed railway station.  Weighing 33,000 tons – the equivalent of 2 Brooklyn Bridges – it took more than a month to complete the move, and the engineers have just been awarded a Guinness World Record for the feat. 
Truck makes dramatic delivery of wind turbine blade
Drone footage has captured a truck making a dramatic delivery of a wind turbine blade up a winding road in China. The blade, measuring 230 feet, was being transported near Yuncheng city in China’s northern Shanxi province on August 28, 2019.