Carlos Escueta

Carlos Escueta

Carlos Escueta is a final year student at City University of Hong Kong currently pursuing a BA in Media and Communication studies. As a summer intern at the Post, he has experience in writing stories in relation to current affairs around Hong Kong and Asia, climate change, culture, social issues and world politics.

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Explainer | Tokyo Paralympics: what is boccia, the event that has yielded four golds for Hong Kong?

Boccia was first competed at the 1984 Paralympics in New York City, while Hong Kong stands seventh on the sport’s all-time Olympic medal tally.

Boccia was first competed at the 1984 Paralympics in New York City, while Hong Kong stands seventh on the sport’s all-time Olympic medal tally.

Tokyo Paralympics: what is boccia, the event that has yielded four golds for Hong Kong?
26 Aug 2021 - 6:00PM
POST EDIT: Rolex honours people changing lives with projects that fight climate change and malnutrition in its 2021 Awards for Enterprise

Each year, the Rolex Awards for Enterprise honour those transforming lives through innovative projects. Meet two of this year’s winners – one tackling malnutrition in children, the other fighting climate change.

Each year, the Rolex Awards for Enterprise honour those transforming lives through innovative projects. Meet two of this year’s winners – one tackling malnutrition in children, the other fighting climate change.

POST EDIT: Rolex honours people changing lives with projects that fight climate change and malnutrition in its 2021 Awards for Enterprise
26 Aug 2021 - 1:25PM
Yusuke Hanai, Japanese artist, on his unsmiling cartoon figures that have become a social media and art market hit, and feature in his Hong Kong show Facing the Current

Hong Kong is about to see a collection of Japanese artist Yusuke Hanai’s cartoon sculptures of unsmiling, unkempt men. ‘Whenever I come across artwork with people smiling, I find it rather strange,’ the artist says.

Hong Kong is about to see a collection of Japanese artist Yusuke Hanai’s cartoon sculptures of unsmiling, unkempt men. ‘Whenever I come across artwork with people smiling, I find it rather strange,’ the artist says.

Yusuke Hanai, Japanese artist, on his unsmiling cartoon figures that have become a social media and art market hit, and feature in his Hong Kong show Facing the Current
12 Aug 2021 - 5:45PM
Tokyo Olympics: athletes protest in creative ways to sidestep Rule 50 and express their views

The Olympic Games offer a rare and effective platform to reach millions of people watching around the world, and some athletes simply cannot resist.

The Olympic Games offer a rare and effective platform to reach millions of people watching around the world, and some athletes simply cannot resist.

Tokyo Olympics: athletes protest in creative ways to sidestep Rule 50 and express their views
8 Aug 2021 - 8:26AM
Tokyo Olympics: Patty Mills’ swan song as Aussie guard drops a staggering 42 points in bronze medal win

Brooklyn Nets guard Patty Mills goes off for 42 as Australia hold off Luka Doncic and Slovenia to take men’s basketball bronze.

Brooklyn Nets guard Patty Mills goes off for 42 as Australia hold off Luka Doncic and Slovenia to take men’s basketball bronze.

Tokyo Olympics: Patty Mills’ swan song as Aussie guard drops a staggering 42 points in bronze medal win
7 Aug 2021 - 9:23PM
Tokyo Olympics: Nicolas Batum’s game-winning block sets up France vs USA masterclass in men’s basketball

Can France continue their run of upsetting the Americans? The gold medal match for men’s basketball, slated for tomorrow features a cast of NBA talent squaring off against one another.

Can France continue their run of upsetting the Americans? The gold medal match for men’s basketball, slated for tomorrow features a cast of NBA talent squaring off against one another.

Tokyo Olympics: Nicolas Batum’s game-winning block sets up France vs USA masterclass in men’s basketball
6 Aug 2021 - 11:05PM
Tokyo Olympics: Devin Booker could be the key to USA men’s basketball team as it heads into semi-final action against Australia

Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Devin Booker has had a slugging Olympics so far and will get a chance to turn it on against the Australians in the semi-finals.

Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Devin Booker has had a slugging Olympics so far and will get a chance to turn it on against the Australians in the semi-finals.

Tokyo Olympics: Devin Booker could be the key to USA men’s basketball team as it heads into semi-final action against Australia
5 Aug 2021 - 9:57PM
Tokyo Olympics: Kevin Durant on fire as USA downs Spain to advance to basketball semi-finals

The USA men’s team overhaul Spain 95-81 and will now face either Argentina or Australia in the semi-final of the Olympics.

The USA men’s team overhaul Spain 95-81 and will now face either Argentina or Australia in the semi-final of the Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics: Kevin Durant on fire as USA downs Spain to advance to basketball semi-finals
3 Aug 2021 - 3:18PM
Tokyo Olympics: USA men’s basketball team face tough task as quarter-finals kick off

The American men’s basketball team will have to lift to claim another gold medal at Tokyo 2020 as France and Australia enter the quarter-finals unbeaten.

The American men’s basketball team will have to lift to claim another gold medal at Tokyo 2020 as France and Australia enter the quarter-finals unbeaten.

Tokyo Olympics: USA men’s basketball team face tough task as quarter-finals kick off
3 Aug 2021 - 11:40AM
Tokyo Olympics: Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum step up, lead USA men’s basketball squad over Czech Republic

Kevin Durant flexes muscles for 23 points as USA squad thump Czech Republic to book ticket into knockout stage at Tokyo 2020.

Kevin Durant flexes muscles for 23 points as USA squad thump Czech Republic to book ticket into knockout stage at Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo Olympics: Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum step up, lead USA men’s basketball squad over Czech Republic
31 Jul 2021 - 10:25PM
Tokyo Olympics: check out some of the best (and weirdest) hairstyles at the Games

Check out some of the best, and oddest, hairstyles on display at the Olympics, led by Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka, Australian golfer Cameron Smith and Turkish volleyball player Ebrar Karakurt.

Check out some of the best, and oddest, hairstyles on display at the Olympics, led by Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka, Australian golfer Cameron Smith and Turkish volleyball player Ebrar Karakurt.

Tokyo Olympics: check out some of the best (and weirdest) hairstyles at the Games
31 Jul 2021 - 11:32AM
Explainer | What you can do to limit climate change: practical ways to adjust what you eat and wear, and how you exercise and travel

From your eating habits to your clothes drawer, workouts and staycations, these practical steps will help minimise your contribution to climate change.

From your eating habits to your clothes drawer, workouts and staycations, these practical steps will help minimise your contribution to climate change.

What you can do to limit climate change: practical ways to adjust what you eat and wear, and how you exercise and travel
30 Jul 2021 - 3:46PM
Tokyo Olympics: France upset USA in men’s basketball as Kevin Durant foul trouble hurts Americans

The USA men’s team lose 83-76 to an upstart French squad in their first round robin game, led by by Boston Celtics guard Evan Fournier with 28 points.

The USA men’s team lose 83-76 to an upstart French squad in their first round robin game, led by by Boston Celtics guard Evan Fournier with 28 points.

Tokyo Olympics: France upset USA in men’s basketball as Kevin Durant foul trouble hurts Americans
25 Jul 2021 - 10:27PM
Cancer survivor who began painting full-time after brush with death has first solo exhibition in Hong Kong

Bangalore-born Seema Mathew took up painting full-time after surviving a second serious bout of breast cancer. Her first solo exhibition opens this weekend in Hong Kong.

Bangalore-born Seema Mathew took up painting full-time after surviving a second serious bout of breast cancer. Her first solo exhibition opens this weekend in Hong Kong.

Cancer survivor who began painting full-time after brush with death has first solo exhibition in Hong Kong
16 Jul 2021 - 11:15AM
Best French fries in Hong Kong, from McDonald’s and Shake Shack to Frites and The Butchers Club – who will be crowned champion?

From McDonald’s and Shake Shack to Frites and The Butchers Club, we hunted for the crispiest, fluffiest and outright tastiest French fries the city has to offer.

From McDonald’s and Shake Shack to Frites and The Butchers Club, we hunted for the crispiest, fluffiest and outright tastiest French fries the city has to offer.

Best French fries in Hong Kong, from McDonald’s and Shake Shack to Frites and The Butchers Club – who will be crowned champion?
13 Jul 2021 - 10:57AM
POST EDIT: New Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer is perfect for adventurers – it can survive some of the most extreme environments

The latest iteration of the Rolex watch is perfect for explorers and can survive some of the most extreme environments, from the top of Mount Everest to the deepest parts of the oceans.

The latest iteration of the Rolex watch is perfect for explorers and can survive some of the most extreme environments, from the top of Mount Everest to the deepest parts of the oceans.

POST EDIT: New Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer is perfect for adventurers – it can survive some of the most extreme environments
9 Jul 2021 - 6:33PM
William Forsythe’s interactive installation, where visitors can create their own choreography, comes to Hong Kong

William Forsythe’s installation in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District encourages visitors to move through a field of moving pendulums to create their own choreography.

William Forsythe’s installation in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District encourages visitors to move through a field of moving pendulums to create their own choreography.

William Forsythe’s interactive installation, where visitors can create their own choreography, comes to Hong Kong
8 Jul 2021 - 4:09PM
Love, family and relationships explored in musical about a dying grandmother and her teenaged grandson at arts festival

A musical that explores family relationships through the story of a boy and his dying grandmother opens this year’s International Arts Carnival in Hong Kong.

A musical that explores family relationships through the story of a boy and his dying grandmother opens this year’s International Arts Carnival in Hong Kong.

Love, family and relationships explored in musical about a dying grandmother and her teenaged grandson at arts festival
5 Jul 2021 - 2:32PM
La Bohème film, set in New York with Chinese leads, modernises Puccini’s opera

Chinese leads, a contemporary New York setting – a film version of La Bohème by Hong Kong group More Than Musical challenges the idea of operas as ‘boring and difficult to understand’.

Chinese leads, a contemporary New York setting – a film version of La Bohème by Hong Kong group More Than Musical challenges the idea of operas as ‘boring and difficult to understand’.

La Bohème film, set in New York with Chinese leads, modernises Puccini’s opera
2 Jul 2021 - 12:54PM