Charmaine Choi

Hong Kong

Charmaine Choi

Charmaine is studying Global Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a summer intern on City Desk at the Post.

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More bite, please: Hong Kong animal rights groups say new anti-cruelty bill with stiffer penalties not tough enough

Amendment to Hong Kong’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance will require owners to ensure the welfare of their pets.

Amendment to Hong Kong’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance will require owners to ensure the welfare of their pets.

28 Aug 2022 - 9:00AM
Special arrangements for Hong Kong students to enter mainland China should be permanent, lawmaker says

In spite of special arrangement students still struggle to cross border in time to start school.

In spite of special arrangement students still struggle to cross border in time to start school.

26 Aug 2022 - 9:35PM
Hong Kong Peak Tram reopens on Saturday - with ticket prices about 70 per cent higher

Seats in new 210-seater tram cost HK$88 for one adult return ticket, up from HK$52.

Seats in new 210-seater tram cost HK$88 for one adult return ticket, up from HK$52.

25 Aug 2022 - 10:40AM
Hong Kong students get help to enter mainland China for new school year, with special quotas, more flights and alternative quarantine plans

New arrangement announced after 1,000 frustrated students asked for help to get to school on time.

New arrangement announced after 1,000 frustrated students asked for help to get to school on time.

24 Aug 2022 - 12:26AM
Hong Kong head teacher launches unfair dismissal claim after school board fires her over complaints about management

Head of Hong Kong special education secondary school says her ‘abrupt’ dismissal breached employment law and the Education Ordinance.

Head of Hong Kong special education secondary school says her ‘abrupt’ dismissal breached employment law and the Education Ordinance.

22 Aug 2022 - 11:50PM
Mirror concert accident: Hong Kong dancers shaken by incident, call for more protection on the job

Loose terms of employment leave entertainment industry’s freelancers on their own if injured at work

Loose terms of employment leave entertainment industry’s freelancers on their own if injured at work

20 Aug 2022 - 6:01PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong registers more than 6,400 infections as number of young children getting Covid jabs rises

City logs 6,445 coronavirus infections on Friday, 185 of which were imported, and eight more deaths.

City logs 6,445 coronavirus infections on Friday, 185 of which were imported, and eight more deaths.

19 Aug 2022 - 10:13PM
New tech website aims to connect Hong Kong’s researchers with investors in mainland China

Minister Sun Dong calls on researchers and industries to use platform to tell city’s innovation story.

Minister Sun Dong calls on researchers and industries to use platform to tell city’s innovation story.

18 Aug 2022 - 9:01PM
Sensor failure suspected cause of collapsed gate that killed security guard in Hong Kong

Engineering expert says falling structure could generate 816kg of force at speed faster than human reaction time.

Engineering expert says falling structure could generate 816kg of force at speed faster than human reaction time.

17 Aug 2022 - 10:05PM
Golden boy on campus: Hong Kong’s Olympic champion Edgar Cheung to be among freshmen at Baptist University as part of special scheme

The Tokyo 2020 fencing gold medallist paused his studies in secondary school to focus on training full-time and will hit the books for the first time in nine years.

The Tokyo 2020 fencing gold medallist paused his studies in secondary school to focus on training full-time and will hit the books for the first time in nine years.

17 Aug 2022 - 1:59AM
Complaints to Hong Kong consumer watchdog over delays in refunds for shorter hotel quarantines

Quarantine hotel guests outraged by long delays for refunds after mandatory isolation period cut from seven to three days.

Quarantine hotel guests outraged by long delays for refunds after mandatory isolation period cut from seven to three days.

12 Aug 2022 - 8:43PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s eased quarantine measures could bring down wages of foreign domestic helpers, say agencies

New measures could lead to more helpers coming into the city, which would put a halt to the rising market salary, says CEO.

New measures could lead to more helpers coming into the city, which would put a halt to the rising market salary, says CEO.

11 Aug 2022 - 2:30AM
Hong Kong weather: city cancels second amber rainstorm warning issued on Friday

Hong Kong Observatory says wet conditions brought on by broad area of low pressure.

Hong Kong Observatory says wet conditions brought on by broad area of low pressure.

5 Aug 2022 - 11:04PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong logs 5,020 cases, most in more than 4 months, while minister ‘encouraged’ by number of parents booking Sinovac shots for children

Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung says there were 150 bookings within the first 30 minutes of the launch of the government’s online appointment system.

Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung says there were 150 bookings within the first 30 minutes of the launch of the government’s online appointment system.

5 Aug 2022 - 1:06AM
‘I feel unsettled’: counselling hotlines flooded with calls after accident at Mirror concert in Hong Kong

Some concertgoers and those who watched videos of incident have reported insomnia, nightmares and feelings of stress, psychologists say.

Some concertgoers and those who watched videos of incident have reported insomnia, nightmares and feelings of stress, psychologists say.

30 Jul 2022 - 12:05AM
Fewer ferries lead to more Chinese white dolphin activity, Hong Kong group finds

Wildlife group calls on government to divert cross-border ferry operations in the Southern Lantau Fairway.

Wildlife group calls on government to divert cross-border ferry operations in the Southern Lantau Fairway.

21 Jul 2022 - 10:35PM
Kung fu star Bruce Lee’s last Hong Kong home to be recreated as a digital shrine for fans

Kung Fu star Bruce Lee’s demolished Hong Kong home to be recreated for fans using the latest multimedia technology.

Kung Fu star Bruce Lee’s demolished Hong Kong home to be recreated for fans using the latest multimedia technology.

19 Jul 2022 - 10:29PM
Coronavirus: patients quarantining at home in Hong Kong made to wait for compulsory electronic wristbands; 3,436 cases logged

Covid patient who tested positive on Saturday says she has neither received her electronic wristband nor been told about the related arrangements.

Covid patient who tested positive on Saturday says she has neither received her electronic wristband nor been told about the related arrangements.

18 Jul 2022 - 8:06PM
‘It is a witch-hunt for violators’: Macau residents bristle at restrictions as Covid-19 lockdown heads into second week

Residents and workers are growing impatient with being confined at home and losing out on salary, with rare displays of protest emerging.

Residents and workers are growing impatient with being confined at home and losing out on salary, with rare displays of protest emerging.

18 Jul 2022 - 8:28AM
Macau extends coronavirus lockdown to next Friday, gives hard-hit businesses fresh round of financial aid

Extension of anti-epidemic curbs in casino hub comes as week-long lockdown was set to expire on Sunday.

Extension of anti-epidemic curbs in casino hub comes as week-long lockdown was set to expire on Sunday.

16 Jul 2022 - 9:48PM
Major study into effects of long Covid to be carried out by Chinese University of Hong Kong

Patients to be recruited for major Hong Kong study into long Covid.

Patients to be recruited for major Hong Kong study into long Covid.

12 Jul 2022 - 8:46PM
Macau’s citywide coronavirus lockdown confuses and frustrates residents

Lockdown sparks panic buying, despite authorities assuring residents there is sufficient stock of necessities.

Lockdown sparks panic buying, despite authorities assuring residents there is sufficient stock of necessities.

11 Jul 2022 - 11:53PM
Ferry special day for Hong Kong Cantopop star Anson Lo as fans mark Mirror man’s birthday with free trips

Mirror star Anson Lo is honoured by Hong Kong fans wearing pink on his birthday.

Mirror star Anson Lo is honoured by Hong Kong fans wearing pink on his birthday.

11 Jul 2022 - 11:29AM
Owners of Hong Kong sawmill appeal for help to move operations after being told to make way for public housing

Siblings don’t want remaining 10,000 tonnes of timber on site to go to waste or end up in landfill.

Siblings don’t want remaining 10,000 tonnes of timber on site to go to waste or end up in landfill.

7 Jul 2022 - 12:12AM
Hong Kong police’s elite squads to get new uniforms for better protection, easier identification during operations

New uniforms for Airport Security Unit, Counter Terrorism Response Unit and Railway Response Team designed to allow for greater mobility, provide more comfort.

New uniforms for Airport Security Unit, Counter Terrorism Response Unit and Railway Response Team designed to allow for greater mobility, provide more comfort.

27 Jun 2022 - 7:00AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong frontline workers still waiting for Covid-19 subsidies because companies are refusing to apply

Essential workers in Hong Kong still waiting on Covid-19 emergency payments.

Essential workers in Hong Kong still waiting on Covid-19 emergency payments.

26 Jun 2022 - 12:28PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong hotels raise rates for quarantine rooms as number of arrivals to city outpaces available spots

More than 40 quarantine hotels have raised their prices by as much as 80 per cent since the launch of the scheme 1½ years ago.

More than 40 quarantine hotels have raised their prices by as much as 80 per cent since the launch of the scheme 1½ years ago.

25 Jun 2022 - 11:07PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong tour group heads to Japan for the first time in more than 2 years after Covid rules eased; city logs 1,447 cases

Ten travellers join seven-day trip organised by EGL Tours, which had previously pushed back the departure date from June 11 to June 15 and then to Wednesday.

Ten travellers join seven-day trip organised by EGL Tours, which had previously pushed back the departure date from June 11 to June 15 and then to Wednesday.

22 Jun 2022 - 7:36PM