The Backstory

The Backstory: Two years of holding Taishan nuclear plant accountable

6 July 2018

For more than two years FactWire has been hard at work in bringing transparency to the opaque Taishan project

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The Backstory: The ‘non-existent’ footage of a mysterious wetland fire

A FactWire investigation saw our reporters scouring hundreds of hours of CCTV footage for evidence, and in the end raising important questions about the police investigation

The Backstory: Exposing the lies about a five-year-old girl’s death

Her principal said the school did not notice any injuries, but photos obtained by FactWire prove otherwise.

The Backstory: Reconstructing the route, step by step

How an investigation by FactWire raised important questions about the alleged kidnapping of democracy activist Howard Lam

The Backstory: The journey behind a nine-month investigation

Legislative Council president Andrew Leung sparked controversy running as a candidate amid doubts on his renunciation application

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