Cat Wang

Hong Kong

Cat Wang

Graduate Trainee

Cat Wang joined the Post as a Graduate Trainee reporter in 2021. She graduated with a degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Based in Hong Kong, Cat was previously an intern for the New York Times’ T Brand Studio and for CNN International. She was a member of the 2021 Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab of the Online News Association, and prior to that, the recipient of a 2018 Columbia Journalism School Fellowship from the Asian American Journalists Association.

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Former Hong Kong leader named in Pandora Papers hits back over report claiming he hid wealth from public

Media report claims Leung Chun-ying hid his sale of shares in a Japanese firm and along with city’s first leader, Tung Chee-hwa, used offshore accounts to shield assets from taxes.

Media report claims Leung Chun-ying hid his sale of shares in a Japanese firm and along with city’s first leader, Tung Chee-hwa, used offshore accounts to shield assets from taxes.

Former Hong Kong leader named in Pandora Papers hits back over report claiming he hid wealth from public
5 Oct 2021 - 9:20PM
Beijing’s top man in Hong Kong visits ‘cage home’ and medical service as part of drive to ‘listen directly’ to the people

Luo Huining stresses need to come up with solutions to housing shortage as he visits people from different walks of life across the city in an outreach effort just ahead of Hong Kong leader’s policy address.

Luo Huining stresses need to come up with solutions to housing shortage as he visits people from different walks of life across the city in an outreach effort just ahead of Hong Kong leader’s policy address.

Beijing’s top man in Hong Kong visits ‘cage home’ and medical service as part of drive to ‘listen directly’ to the people
1 Oct 2021 - 1:52PM
International backers of Gay Games confident Hong Kong event will go ahead in 2023

The Games were originally slated for November 2022 but were postponed due to concerns over Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The Games were originally slated for November 2022 but were postponed due to concerns over Covid-19 travel restrictions.

International backers of Gay Games confident Hong Kong event will go ahead in 2023
30 Sep 2021 - 11:01PM
Meet Sean Kong, the 13-year-old maths prodigy who is the youngest student ever at City University of Hong Kong

Despite the large age difference between him and his classmates, Sean Kong says he feels comfortable at university, where he is pursuing a degree in engineering.

Despite the large age difference between him and his classmates, Sean Kong says he feels comfortable at university, where he is pursuing a degree in engineering.

Meet Sean Kong, the 13-year-old maths prodigy who is the youngest student ever at City University of Hong Kong
30 Sep 2021 - 7:52AM
2 Hong Kong doctors get suspended sentences over failure to prescribe key drug to liver patient who later died

Pair from United Christian Hospital handed suspended sentences, allowed to continue practice.

Pair from United Christian Hospital handed suspended sentences, allowed to continue practice.

2 Hong Kong doctors get suspended sentences over failure to prescribe key drug to liver patient who later died
23 Sep 2021 - 10:46PM
Amid pandemic gloom, Hong Kong lights up for Mid-Autumn Festival, with events across the city

One of the largest events is in Kwun Tong, where a glowing, 15-metre moon perched on a tugboat will serve as a backdrop to a concert and carnival.

One of the largest events is in Kwun Tong, where a glowing, 15-metre moon perched on a tugboat will serve as a backdrop to a concert and carnival.

Amid pandemic gloom, Hong Kong lights up for Mid-Autumn Festival, with events across the city
22 Sep 2021 - 7:35AM
Hong Kong national security law: 2 jailed leaders of Tiananmen vigil organiser urge members to vote to disband amid ongoing probe

Current chairman Lee Cheuk-yan and former vice-chairman Albert Ho, both currently in jail, argue ‘that the best solution for the alliance is to voluntarily dissolve’.

Current chairman Lee Cheuk-yan and former vice-chairman Albert Ho, both currently in jail, argue ‘that the best solution for the alliance is to voluntarily dissolve’.

Hong Kong national security law: 2 jailed leaders of Tiananmen vigil organiser urge members to vote to disband amid ongoing probe
20 Sep 2021 - 10:56PM
Hong Kong’s Gay Games pushed to 2023 due to city’s strict Covid-19 quarantine rules

‘We don’t want to have people excluded because they are not vaccinated or don’t have enough time to prepare,’ founder Dennis Philipse says, adding decision unrelated to public attacks by lawmakers.

‘We don’t want to have people excluded because they are not vaccinated or don’t have enough time to prepare,’ founder Dennis Philipse says, adding decision unrelated to public attacks by lawmakers.

Hong Kong’s Gay Games pushed to 2023 due to city’s strict Covid-19 quarantine rules
16 Sep 2021 - 3:43PM
Hong Kong rights group behind prison letter-writing campaign disbands after minister’s national security law warning

Non-profit group Wall-fare had passed along messages of encouragement and care packages to arrested opposition figures and protesters.

Non-profit group Wall-fare had passed along messages of encouragement and care packages to arrested opposition figures and protesters.

Hong Kong rights group behind prison letter-writing campaign disbands after minister’s national security law warning
14 Sep 2021 - 11:35PM
Hong Kong welfare minister throws support behind proposed law criminalising failure to report child abuse

Law Chi-kwong tells a Legislative Council panel strict penalties are necessary to prevent cases from falling through the cracks.

Law Chi-kwong tells a Legislative Council panel strict penalties are necessary to prevent cases from falling through the cracks.

Hong Kong welfare minister throws support behind proposed law criminalising failure to report child abuse
13 Sep 2021 - 7:26PM
Hong Kong academics, community leaders start ‘apolitical’ NGO to support young people arrested over anti-government protests

Project Change was formed after academics noticed many of their students among those arrested; provides counselling, legal support.

Project Change was formed after academics noticed many of their students among those arrested; provides counselling, legal support.

Hong Kong academics, community leaders start ‘apolitical’ NGO to support young people arrested over anti-government protests
11 Sep 2021 - 11:17PM
‘Louis Vuitton’ mooncakes among 114 boxes of fake festive goodies in Hong Kong customs seizure

Haul includes counterfeit mooncakes from Maxim’s and Peninsula Hotel, and more than 2,000 other suspected bootleg household and fashion items.

Haul includes counterfeit mooncakes from Maxim’s and Peninsula Hotel, and more than 2,000 other suspected bootleg household and fashion items.

‘Louis Vuitton’ mooncakes among 114 boxes of fake festive goodies in Hong Kong customs seizure
10 Sep 2021 - 10:59PM
National security law: three leaders, group behind Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong charged with inciting subversion against state power

National security police freeze HK$2.2 million (US$282,050) worth of alliance’s assets in connection with the case.

National security police freeze HK$2.2 million (US$282,050) worth of alliance’s assets in connection with the case.

National security law: three leaders, group behind Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong charged with inciting subversion against state power
10 Sep 2021 - 3:26AM
Hong Kong lawmakers take financial services chief to task over fund that supported anti-government protesters

Minister Christopher Hui questioned over why authorities did not act sooner against 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund.

Minister Christopher Hui questioned over why authorities did not act sooner against 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund.

Hong Kong lawmakers take financial services chief to task over fund that supported anti-government protesters
8 Sep 2021 - 8:17PM
‘Right time’ to be in Hong Kong, but officials, businesses must work together to make most of Greater Bay Area, heavyweights say

One executive says encouraging young people to seize career opportunities across the border is key, while another calls on businesses to consider how they can support the government.

One executive says encouraging young people to seize career opportunities across the border is key, while another calls on businesses to consider how they can support the government.

‘Right time’ to be in Hong Kong, but officials, businesses must work together to make most of Greater Bay Area, heavyweights say
7 Sep 2021 - 10:44PM
Local walking tour takes deep dive into the world of Hong Kong’s LGBT community

Hong Kong Free Tours takes people to various places significant to the local LGBT community; stops include Court of Final Appeal and Lan Kwai Fong.

Hong Kong Free Tours takes people to various places significant to the local LGBT community; stops include Court of Final Appeal and Lan Kwai Fong.

Local walking tour takes deep dive into the world of Hong Kong’s LGBT community
5 Sep 2021 - 1:24AM
Clubbing in the age of Covid-19: false vaccine records the new fake IDs for Hong Kong’s revellers, while establishments let many enter without proper checks

Only one out of 10 nightspots visited in the city by Post team confirmed vaccination status, while patrons admit using fake records to get past bouncers.

Only one out of 10 nightspots visited in the city by Post team confirmed vaccination status, while patrons admit using fake records to get past bouncers.

Clubbing in the age of Covid-19: false vaccine records the new fake IDs for Hong Kong’s revellers, while establishments let many enter without proper checks
4 Sep 2021 - 11:25PM
Beijing will back Hong Kong’s entry into world’s biggest free-trade deal, China’s commerce minister tells belt and road summit

Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao pledges to support city in joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao pledges to support city in joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

Beijing will back Hong Kong’s entry into world’s biggest free-trade deal, China’s commerce minister tells belt and road summit
1 Sep 2021 - 11:24PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong employers snap up quarantine rooms for helpers, but complaints remain over high cost and low quota

More than 70 per cent of available rooms taken on first day of scheme to allow fully vaccinated domestic workers to return to city despite complaints over high cost.

More than 70 per cent of available rooms taken on first day of scheme to allow fully vaccinated domestic workers to return to city despite complaints over high cost.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong employers snap up quarantine rooms for helpers, but complaints remain over high cost and low quota
28 Aug 2021 - 12:50AM
Hong Kong national security law: police information grab sparks fears over broad nature of powers and suspects’ rights

Analysts and lawyers in city express concern over broad nature of powers that officers used to demand information from group that organised the annual Tiananmen Square vigil.

Analysts and lawyers in city express concern over broad nature of powers that officers used to demand information from group that organised the annual Tiananmen Square vigil.

Hong Kong national security law: police information grab sparks fears over broad nature of powers and suspects’ rights
27 Aug 2021 - 11:51PM
Hong Kong minister rejects conflict of interest allegations over former senior civil servant’s appointment as aviation academy chief

Civil service chief Patrick Nip says Simon Li’s appointment as aviation academy head observes government rules restricting senior ex-civil servants from taking up private sector posts.

Civil service chief Patrick Nip says Simon Li’s appointment as aviation academy head observes government rules restricting senior ex-civil servants from taking up private sector posts.

Hong Kong minister rejects conflict of interest allegations over former senior civil servant’s appointment as aviation academy chief
23 Aug 2021 - 10:14PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s 21-day quarantine bombshell triggers hotel scramble with availability all but wiped out until mid-September

Travellers needing 21 days of quarantine face major headaches in booking designated rooms in coming weeks following rule changes.

Travellers needing 21 days of quarantine face major headaches in booking designated rooms in coming weeks following rule changes.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s 21-day quarantine bombshell triggers hotel scramble with availability all but wiped out until mid-September
20 Aug 2021 - 11:29PM
Hardline Beijing loyalist Arthur Li ‘honoured’ to be named to Hong Kong’s Basic Law Committee

Professor Arthur Li ‘honoured’ to be appointed to body that advises on city’s mini-constitution. Appointment comes two years after death of former member Lau Nai-keung.

Professor Arthur Li ‘honoured’ to be appointed to body that advises on city’s mini-constitution. Appointment comes two years after death of former member Lau Nai-keung.

Hardline Beijing loyalist Arthur Li ‘honoured’ to be named to Hong Kong’s Basic Law Committee
20 Aug 2021 - 10:35PM
Hong Kong political appointee to leave government for job with troubled arts hub

Kenneth Ng leaves role with mainland affairs department to take up post with West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, which has undergone months of upheaval with senior officers all departing.

Kenneth Ng leaves role with mainland affairs department to take up post with West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, which has undergone months of upheaval with senior officers all departing.

Hong Kong political appointee to leave government for job with troubled arts hub
19 Aug 2021 - 11:32PM
Hong Kong remains magnet for talent, leader says, after data shows 90,000 residents have left in single year

Chief executive stresses city will continue to lure people from around the world and residents are always leaving and returning for variety of reasons, such as education.

Chief executive stresses city will continue to lure people from around the world and residents are always leaving and returning for variety of reasons, such as education.

Hong Kong remains magnet for talent, leader says, after data shows 90,000 residents have left in single year
17 Aug 2021 - 11:17PM
Building extensions at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council will cost HK$1.17 billion

The Legislative Council extensions are needed to accommodate an additional 20 lawmakers’ offices following Beijing’s electoral overhaul.

The Legislative Council extensions are needed to accommodate an additional 20 lawmakers’ offices following Beijing’s electoral overhaul.

Building extensions at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council will cost HK$1.17 billion
16 Aug 2021 - 11:16PM
Afloat and alone: Indonesia’s Covid-19 isolation facility on the sea

Amid the spread of the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant, one city in Indonesia has an unusual solution for self-isolating people who test positive for Covid-19. A passenger ship, the KM Umsini, has been turned into an isolation facility off the coast of Makassar for patients with mild symptoms. Patients reportedly receive routine medical check-ups during their 10-day stay. They are allowed to exercise on the ship’s deck, have access to free wifi and can also fish off the side of the ship.

Amid the spread of the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant, one city in Indonesia has an unusual solution for self-isolating people who test positive for Covid-19. A passenger ship, the KM Umsini, has been turned into an isolation facility off the coast of Makassar for patients with mild symptoms. Patients reportedly receive routine medical check-ups during their 10-day stay. They are allowed to exercise on the ship’s deck, have access to free wifi and can also fish off the side of the ship.

Afloat and alone: Indonesia’s Covid-19 isolation facility on the sea
13 Aug 2021 - 10:46PM