Albert Han

Hong Kong

Albert Han

Graduate Trainee

Albert Han is a Graduate Trainee for the Post. He joined in 2019 after receiving his master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, he worked as a freelance journalist in Barcelona, Spain, covering the Catalan independence movement in 2017.

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iPad for 13 US cents: Hong Kong mall operators pull all stops to attract local consumers amid weak spending

Many of Hong Kong’s mall operators are offering eye-catching promotions of up to 90 per cent off, in their latest bid to aid tenants by drumming up sales amid a worsening economic outlook.

3 Jun 2020 - 5:27PM

Many of Hong Kong’s mall operators are offering eye-catching promotions of up to 90 per cent off, in their latest bid to aid tenants by drumming up sales amid a worsening economic outlook.

iPad for 13 US cents: Hong Kong mall operators pull all stops to attract local consumers amid weak spending
‘Never seen that before’: Some Hong Kong residents hit the panic button as security law revives rush for the emigration gates

From the biggest stock sell-off in almost five years to failed home sales Hong Kong has turned into a pawn in the escalating rivalry between the US and China over trade, technology and capital markets.

1 Jun 2020 - 2:21PM

From the biggest stock sell-off in almost five years to failed home sales Hong Kong has turned into a pawn in the escalating rivalry between the US and China over trade, technology and capital markets.

‘Never seen that before’: Some Hong Kong residents hit the panic button as security law revives rush for the emigration gates
Hong Kong homeless charity ImpactHK opens second-hand clothing store

As well as raising revenue for charity, employing the homeless and recycling clothing, 1ofaKind doubles as a community centre.

22 May 2020 - 3:00PM

As well as raising revenue for charity, employing the homeless and recycling clothing, 1ofaKind doubles as a community centre.

Hong Kong homeless charity ImpactHK opens second-hand clothing store
Taiwanese-American N95 mask inventor puts retirement on hold to help fight Covid-19 outbreak

Taiwanese-American scientist Peter Tsai, who designed key technology for the N95 mask, came out of retirement in March to steer fresh research and meet the demand for more protective face covers in the fight against coronavirus.

18 May 2020 - 7:00PM

Taiwanese-American scientist Peter Tsai, who designed key technology for the N95 mask, came out of retirement in March to steer fresh research and meet the demand for more protective face covers in the fight against coronavirus.

Taiwanese-American N95 mask inventor puts retirement on hold to help fight Covid-19 outbreak
Hongkongers less bearish on property market, as decline in home prices begins to excite buyers: Citi survey

Hongkongers are less bearish about the city’s residential market after two major calamities in the past year have made prices cheap enough to excite some buyers, a Citigroup survey finds.

18 May 2020 - 10:12PM

Hongkongers are less bearish about the city’s residential market after two major calamities in the past year have made prices cheap enough to excite some buyers, a Citigroup survey finds.

Hongkongers less bearish on property market, as decline in home prices begins to excite buyers: Citi survey
The Fine Wine Experience offers online tastings and in-store karaoke pairings

Hong Kong wine lovers can get next-day delivery of the tasting menu to try during question-and-answer sessions with specialists.

15 May 2020 - 4:30PM

Hong Kong wine lovers can get next-day delivery of the tasting menu to try during question-and-answer sessions with specialists.

The Fine Wine Experience offers online tastings and in-store karaoke pairings
Coronavirus advice, moral support and practical help for fellow Hong Kong people raises spirits amid pandemic

Groceries added to meal deliveries, face masks and hand sanitiser for minorities and sex workers, gift bags for elderly-home residents, advice for travellers – ways Hong Kong people, businesses and community groups are helping fellow Hongkongers.

27 Apr 2020 - 6:03PM

Groceries added to meal deliveries, face masks and hand sanitiser for minorities and sex workers, gift bags for elderly-home residents, advice for travellers – ways Hong Kong people, businesses and community groups are helping fellow Hongkongers.

Coronavirus advice, moral support and practical help for fellow Hong Kong people raises spirits amid pandemic
A handy guide to buying face masks in Hong Kong: which type, how much and where to get them

The face mask shortage is over in Hong Kong, and there is a bewildering choice in the city: N95, BFE, PFE, cloth and reusable. This guide tells you all you need to know about buying face masks in Hong Kong, and sending them overseas.

9 Apr 2020 - 7:46PM

The face mask shortage is over in Hong Kong, and there is a bewildering choice in the city: N95, BFE, PFE, cloth and reusable. This guide tells you all you need to know about buying face masks in Hong Kong, and sending them overseas.

A handy guide to buying face masks in Hong Kong: which type, how much and where to get them
How the coronavirus pandemic brings out acts of kindness in Hong Kong people and businesses

The coronavirus pandemic is causing feelings of stress, worry and isolation, but some Hongkongers and companies are devoting time and resources, from hosting online meditation to donating broadband access to the needy.

2 Apr 2020 - 11:19AM

The coronavirus pandemic is causing feelings of stress, worry and isolation, but some Hongkongers and companies are devoting time and resources, from hosting online meditation to donating broadband access to the needy.

How the coronavirus pandemic brings out acts of kindness in Hong Kong people and businesses
Coronavirus pandemic: dance instructors take steps to survive while keeping students safe

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on many classes, and Latin dance instructors are feeling the pressure. Latin dance’s close physical contact has put off many students, despite rigid sanitary precautions.

26 Mar 2020 - 9:13AM

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on many classes, and Latin dance instructors are feeling the pressure. Latin dance’s close physical contact has put off many students, despite rigid sanitary precautions.

Coronavirus pandemic: dance instructors take steps to survive while keeping students safe
Hong Kong customs officials arrest four persons for selling masks with dangerous bacterial count

The masks – with bacterial count exceeding limit by 0.4 to 11.5 times – could be dangerous for the elderly, children or those with weak immunity.

14 Mar 2020 - 7:44PM

The masks – with bacterial count exceeding limit by 0.4 to 11.5 times – could be dangerous for the elderly, children or those with weak immunity.

Hong Kong customs officials arrest four persons for selling masks with dangerous bacterial count
Year of living dangerously: Hong Kong bombing campaign ‘almost unprecedented’, says police explosives unit

Bulk of city’s 190 explosives cases came between June and January, as protests over the now-abandoned extradition bill grew increasingly violent.

14 Mar 2020 - 11:12AM

Bulk of city’s 190 explosives cases came between June and January, as protests over the now-abandoned extradition bill grew increasingly violent.

Year of living dangerously: Hong Kong bombing campaign ‘almost unprecedented’, says police explosives unit
Hong Kong’s traffic wardens given smartphones and portable printers in trial run on e-tickets for illegal parking

Traffic wardens will begin issuing printed fixed penalty notices from Monday in three districts – Wan Chai, Sham Shui Po and Tseung Kwan O.

13 Mar 2020 - 3:17AM

Traffic wardens will begin issuing printed fixed penalty notices from Monday in three districts – Wan Chai, Sham Shui Po and Tseung Kwan O.

Hong Kong’s traffic wardens given smartphones and portable printers in trial run on e-tickets for illegal parking
Coronavirus: Thailand imposes reporting requirement on Hong Kong arrivals but not quarantine as announced earlier

Confusion reigned after health minister earlier said coronavirus quarantine would be mandatory for all arrivals from China, Italy, Iran and South Korea.

6 Mar 2020 - 10:16PM

Confusion reigned after health minister earlier said coronavirus quarantine would be mandatory for all arrivals from China, Italy, Iran and South Korea.

Coronavirus: Thailand imposes reporting requirement on Hong Kong arrivals but not quarantine as announced earlier
Hong Kong hit by travel restrictions from countries with close business and tourism ties, as coronavirus fears spread

The supply of Japanese seafood and fruit, imported into city as cargo on commercial flights, is under threat. Conflicting messages about quarantine terms for Hongkongers in Thailand have sparked alarm and confusion.

7 Mar 2020 - 2:24AM

The supply of Japanese seafood and fruit, imported into city as cargo on commercial flights, is under threat. Conflicting messages about quarantine terms for Hongkongers in Thailand have sparked alarm and confusion.

Hong Kong hit by travel restrictions from countries with close business and tourism ties, as coronavirus fears spread
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s border quarantine loophole with the Chinese mainland?

On February 8, 2020, the Hong Kong government closed most of its land borders with the nearby Chinese mainland, and ordered anyone crossing those which remained open to undergo two-week quarantines as part of an overall effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that first emerged in central China. 

4 Mar 2020 - 9:42AM

On February 8, 2020, the Hong Kong government closed most of its land borders with the nearby Chinese mainland, and ordered anyone crossing those which remained open to undergo two-week quarantines as part of an overall effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that first emerged in central China. 

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s border quarantine loophole with the Chinese mainland?
Coronavirus: historic Hong Kong border checkpoint sparks fears of quarantine loophole

The government has closed all but three crossings of the city’s border with mainland China. But residents and officials say Kiu Tau checkpoint, which is run by the mainland administration, has remained open.

3 Mar 2020 - 11:18PM

The government has closed all but three crossings of the city’s border with mainland China. But residents and officials say Kiu Tau checkpoint, which is run by the mainland administration, has remained open.

Coronavirus: historic Hong Kong border checkpoint sparks fears of quarantine loophole
The Polytechnic University lab 3D printing face shields for coronavirus-battling Hong Kong hospital workers

Technicians hand over 10,000 of the coverings to Hospital Authority, with plans to make up to 30,000 per day by the end of March, in conjunction with local manufacturers.

25 Feb 2020 - 7:08AM

Technicians hand over 10,000 of the coverings to Hospital Authority, with plans to make up to 30,000 per day by the end of March, in conjunction with local manufacturers.

The Polytechnic University lab 3D printing face shields for coronavirus-battling Hong Kong hospital workers
Hong Kong doctors issue lung donation appeal to save young woman whose life hangs in the balance

Ng Lok-ching, 24, fights for survival on life support. She does not want to die, says mother, vowing to stand by her ‘until the last moment’.

21 Feb 2020 - 7:19PM

Ng Lok-ching, 24, fights for survival on life support. She does not want to die, says mother, vowing to stand by her ‘until the last moment’.

Hong Kong doctors issue lung donation appeal to save young woman whose life hangs in the balance
Hong Kong Airlines employees demand answers, transparency after embattled carrier makes 160 redundant in cost-saving move

Laid-off staff complain they cannot access company profiles, where salary and overtime information is stored, union representative says.

20 Feb 2020 - 9:16PM

Laid-off staff complain they cannot access company profiles, where salary and overtime information is stored, union representative says.

Hong Kong Airlines employees demand answers, transparency after embattled carrier makes 160 redundant in cost-saving move
Doctors at Hong Kong Asia Heart Centre offer surgeries at low cost to ease burden on public health care system amid coronavirus outbreak

Hong Kong Asia Heart Centre says it will offer heart operations starting from US$8,630 to make emergency services affordable to patients.

11 Feb 2020 - 7:57PM

Hong Kong Asia Heart Centre says it will offer heart operations starting from US$8,630 to make emergency services affordable to patients.

Doctors at Hong Kong Asia Heart Centre offer surgeries at low cost to ease burden on public health care system amid coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus: mask giveaways in Hong Kong draw thousands with infection fear still gripping city

Companies step in with free masks for residents, who line up to condemn government’s response.

10 Feb 2020 - 7:24PM

Companies step in with free masks for residents, who line up to condemn government’s response.

Coronavirus: mask giveaways in Hong Kong draw thousands with infection fear still gripping city
Mythbusters: as Hong Kong coronavirus cases mount, so do social media falsehoods – the Post looks at a few doing the rounds

False claims made on social media include encampments of mainland Chinese in North Point and mask giveaways to ‘pro-Beijing’ residents.

8 Feb 2020 - 2:46PM

False claims made on social media include encampments of mainland Chinese in North Point and mask giveaways to ‘pro-Beijing’ residents.

Mythbusters: as Hong Kong coronavirus cases mount, so do social media falsehoods – the Post looks at a few doing the rounds
Coronavirus: Circle K stores draw massive crowds as chain gives away 100,000 free masks to Hong Kong’s elderly

The convenience store chain offered masks to those 65 and older at 20 locations across the city.

7 Feb 2020 - 11:36PM

The convenience store chain offered masks to those 65 and older at 20 locations across the city.

Coronavirus: Circle K stores draw massive crowds as chain gives away 100,000 free masks to Hong Kong’s elderly
Hong Kong researchers unveil device that can detect coronavirus infections quicker than ever

Scientists say the testing kit is cost-effective and portable, and has already been put to use in mainland China.

7 Feb 2020 - 12:01AM

Scientists say the testing kit is cost-effective and portable, and has already been put to use in mainland China.

Hong Kong researchers unveil device that can detect coronavirus infections quicker than ever
Alcohol baths, reused masks, and lonely Sundays: Hong Kong domestic helpers feel ‘singled out’ amid coronavirus outbreak

Advocates believe as many as half of the city’s domestic workers stayed at home on Sunday, many against their wishes.

5 Feb 2020 - 11:33PM

Advocates believe as many as half of the city’s domestic workers stayed at home on Sunday, many against their wishes.

Alcohol baths, reused masks, and lonely Sundays: Hong Kong domestic helpers feel ‘singled out’ amid coronavirus outbreak
As coronavirus spreads, so do spurious online claims about it in Hong Kong

Police forced to scotch rumours of officers giving out free surgical masks to government sympathisers, while health chiefs contradict legislator’s tips on how to re-use the face coverings.

31 Jan 2020 - 9:25PM

Police forced to scotch rumours of officers giving out free surgical masks to government sympathisers, while health chiefs contradict legislator’s tips on how to re-use the face coverings.

As coronavirus spreads, so do spurious online claims about it in Hong Kong
China coronavirus: Hong Kong and mainland passengers descend on West Kowloon station ahead of widespread suspensions to cross-border travel

High-speed rail link with mainland China suspended from midnight on Thursday to stem flow of people amid coronavirus outbreak.

29 Jan 2020 - 7:34PM

High-speed rail link with mainland China suspended from midnight on Thursday to stem flow of people amid coronavirus outbreak.

China coronavirus: Hong Kong and mainland passengers descend on West Kowloon station ahead of widespread suspensions to cross-border travel
Hong Kong’s partial border closure amid Wuhan coronavirus crisis too little, too late, experts and health care workers’ union say

Calls for complete closure of border with mainland continue to ring out, with government pressed to track down number of Wuhan residents in city. Health care workers’ alliance warns of strike if demands are not met.

29 Jan 2020 - 12:58PM

Calls for complete closure of border with mainland continue to ring out, with government pressed to track down number of Wuhan residents in city. Health care workers’ alliance warns of strike if demands are not met.

Hong Kong’s partial border closure amid Wuhan coronavirus crisis too little, too late, experts and health care workers’ union say
China coronavirus: demand for face masks surges amid short supply in Hong Kong as government denies accusation it stockpiled safety gear for internal use

Local media platforms suggest the government move has caused market shortages, but officials deny the allegation.

27 Jan 2020 - 11:01AM

Local media platforms suggest the government move has caused market shortages, but officials deny the allegation.

China coronavirus: demand for face masks surges amid short supply in Hong Kong as government denies accusation it stockpiled safety gear for internal use