Christy Choi

Christy Choi

Christy Choi is a news reporter for the South China Morning Post covering science and technology. Before the SCMP, she worked for the Phnom Penh Post and Time, writing about sharks helping tame lionfish invasions, mealybug infestations, human trafficking and the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, among others. As a former contemporary arts curator, she has a soft spot for the arts, and while science is her beat at the Post, she won’t say no to a good yarn about pretty much anything under the sun. Reach her on Twitter @jchristychoi

Latest from Christy Choi

21 Jul 2017 - 7:19PM
Travel news: budget bed spaces in the heart of old Hong Kong

The Mahjong is a hip new hostel in To Kwa Wan, one of the city's few surviving traditional districts - all tenements, street cafes and little old grannies.

The Mahjong is a hip new hostel in To Kwa Wan, one of the city's few surviving traditional districts - all tenements, street cafes and little old grannies.

19 Dec 2015 - 8:55PM
5 Dec 2015 - 10:44PM
New Mickey Mouse caper for Hong Kong Disneyland's 10th anniversary

The original cartoon mouse will join a host of characters from other Disney stories in a new adventure, writes Christy Choi

The original cartoon mouse will join a host of characters from other Disney stories in a new adventure, writes Christy Choi

14 Nov 2015 - 10:34PM
Calling all inventors: H&M's Global Change Award seeks fresh 'green' ideas

Fast-fashion chain puts up million euro prizes for ideas to update the way garments are designed, produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled, writes Christy Choi

Fast-fashion chain puts up million euro prizes for ideas to update the way garments are designed, produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled, writes Christy Choi

12 Sep 2015 - 4:15PM
Moving abroad? All you need to know about Expatland

New book tells the army of people working outside their birth country the right questions to ask about where they're heading.

New book tells the army of people working outside their birth country the right questions to ask about where they're heading.

20 Jun 2016 - 1:00PM
Chinese babies born in low-smog Olympics year 23 grams heavier

Beijing's tough air pollution reduction measures for the 2008 Olympics had an unintended benefit: heavier baby birth weights, a study has reported.

Beijing's tough air pollution reduction measures for the 2008 Olympics had an unintended benefit: heavier baby birth weights, a study has reported.

12 Jan 2018 - 2:59PM
Nuclear power would benefit Hong Kong, says Robin Grimes, chief scientific adviser to the British government

The chief scientific adviser to the British government tells Christy Choi about helping Japan deal with the Fukushima disaster how nuclear power can benefit Hong Kong.

The chief scientific adviser to the British government tells Christy Choi about helping Japan deal with the Fukushima disaster how nuclear power can benefit Hong Kong.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:07PM
What Bruce Lee's daughter learned from her father ... and why she put his face on a line of drinks

Daughter of the Hong Kong martial arts legend tells Christy Choi about what she learned from him and putting his face on a line of instant drinks.

Daughter of the Hong Kong martial arts legend tells Christy Choi about what she learned from him and putting his face on a line of instant drinks.

30 Jun 2016 - 2:20PM
30 Aug 2014 - 11:32PM
Women's Commission has become about 'cocktails and receptions', blasts Anson Chan

The Women's Commission is under fire for failing to do its duty to advance the lot of women in Hong Kong - from Anson Chan Fang On-sang, the woman who announced its setting up.

The Women's Commission is under fire for failing to do its duty to advance the lot of women in Hong Kong - from Anson Chan Fang On-sang, the woman who announced its setting up.

10 Aug 2014 - 10:46AM
Dog kennels being kept on a tight lease

The government should relax the rules on leases for private animal shelters so that stray dogs don't end up on "death row" every few years, a kennel owner says.

The government should relax the rules on leases for private animal shelters so that stray dogs don't end up on "death row" every few years, a kennel owner says.

8 Aug 2014 - 6:12PM
Trampoline centre Ryze proves a summer hit with Hong Kong youth

For Hong Kong youngsters more comfortable with computer games it might not seem the obvious place for a summer outing, but a trampoline park in Quarry Bay is proving a big hit.

For Hong Kong youngsters more comfortable with computer games it might not seem the obvious place for a summer outing, but a trampoline park in Quarry Bay is proving a big hit.

3 Aug 2014 - 5:49AM
Men still hold most top jobs in Hong Kong public sector

Women may outnumber men in Hong Kong, but the upper echelon of the civil service remains a man's world, figures published by the Census and Statistics Department yesterday show.

Women may outnumber men in Hong Kong, but the upper echelon of the civil service remains a man's world, figures published by the Census and Statistics Department yesterday show.

1 Aug 2014 - 5:10PM
Refugee groups reach out-of-court deal to settle defamation case

Two refugee organisations locked in a bitter dispute have reached an out-of-court settlement in a defamation case.

Two refugee organisations locked in a bitter dispute have reached an out-of-court settlement in a defamation case.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:12AM
Researchers work on new aluminium product

Stronger than aluminium, yet cheaper and lighter than steel. These are the claims made for a new material developed by Hong Kong researchers, who say it could replace steel and cement in buildings.

Stronger than aluminium, yet cheaper and lighter than steel. These are the claims made for a new material developed by Hong Kong researchers, who say it could replace steel and cement in buildings.

24 Jul 2014 - 4:57AM
Ensure fair trial for GSK probe pair, Foreign Correspondents' Club urges Beijing

The Foreign Correspondents' Club has called on Beijing to ensure a fair trial for two of its members accused of illegally buying and selling private information.

The Foreign Correspondents' Club has called on Beijing to ensure a fair trial for two of its members accused of illegally buying and selling private information.

20 Jul 2014 - 6:06AM
Collaring the cows: rural residents fit cattle with reflective gear after spate of road accidents

It's what every fashionable cow is wearing - and it could save their lives. Feral cows on Lantau Island and in Sai Kung are being fitted with light-reflecting collars to improve safety on rural roads after a spate of accidents.

It's what every fashionable cow is wearing - and it could save their lives. Feral cows on Lantau Island and in Sai Kung are being fitted with light-reflecting collars to improve safety on rural roads after a spate of accidents.

20 Jul 2014 - 8:45AM
Malaysia Airlines passengers in Hong Kong take pragmatic view of events

The few passengers checking in at Malaysia Airlines desks at Chek Lap Kok last night were taking a pragmatic view of events.

The few passengers checking in at Malaysia Airlines desks at Chek Lap Kok last night were taking a pragmatic view of events.

20 Jul 2014 - 8:47AM
Legco accused of stalling on transgender right-to-marry bill

A controversial bill to allow transgender people to marry in their chosen sex will not be passed before the Legislative Council's summer recess begins this month.

A controversial bill to allow transgender people to marry in their chosen sex will not be passed before the Legislative Council's summer recess begins this month.

16 Jul 2014 - 5:34PM
Hong Kong teenager's Google Doodle unveiled to millions on search site

If you boot up your computer today and search for something on the internet, the chances are you may stumble acorss the first ever 'Google Doodle' to be designed by a Hong Kong teenager.

If you boot up your computer today and search for something on the internet, the chances are you may stumble acorss the first ever 'Google Doodle' to be designed by a Hong Kong teenager.

14 Jul 2014 - 9:11AM
Transgender man plans to challenge proposed law on marriage rights

A transgender man will challenge the government over its controversial Marriage (Amendment) Bill, which would force transgender people to undergo a dangerous sex-change operation in order to be recognised as their chosen gender and allowed to marry.

A transgender man will challenge the government over its controversial Marriage (Amendment) Bill, which would force transgender people to undergo a dangerous sex-change operation in order to be recognised as their chosen gender and allowed to marry.

7 Jul 2014 - 8:26AM
Torture victims seeking asylum in Hong Kong for nine years to settle in Canada

Two torture victims from Africa who have been seeking asylum in Hong Kong for the past nine years have been granted refugee status in Canada within a year of applying.

Two torture victims from Africa who have been seeking asylum in Hong Kong for the past nine years have been granted refugee status in Canada within a year of applying.

6 Jul 2014 - 12:09PM
Cashmere that cleans itself when left in daylight is developed by Hong Kong scientists

A team at City University has developed a self-cleaning cashmere that uses energy from the sun.

A team at City University has developed a self-cleaning cashmere that uses energy from the sun.

6 Jul 2014 - 8:35AM
Hongkongers voice privacy fears after Facebook's 'ethically wrong' study

Hong Kong internet users and psychologists have accused Facebook of acting unethically after learning that it secretly manipulated the emotions of its members as part of a psychological experiment.

Hong Kong internet users and psychologists have accused Facebook of acting unethically after learning that it secretly manipulated the emotions of its members as part of a psychological experiment.

15 Jun 2018 - 10:54AM
Venturetec aims to accelerate pace of tech development by helping start-ups

A project being launched this week aims to help boost the growth of technology start-ups in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. Venturetec, an "accelerator", is accepting applications to a six-to-12-month programme that will link 12 to 15 start-ups with 10 or so major corporate partners.

A project being launched this week aims to help boost the growth of technology start-ups in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. Venturetec, an "accelerator", is accepting applications to a six-to-12-month programme that will link 12 to 15 start-ups with 10 or so major corporate partners.

29 Jun 2014 - 5:41AM
Stay of execution for 80 death row dogs as charity given lease extension

Eighty dogs given stay of execution as kennel granted lease extension - but cash needed to pay for rent and new premises in Ma On Shan.

Eighty dogs given stay of execution as kennel granted lease extension - but cash needed to pay for rent and new premises in Ma On Shan.

26 Jun 2014 - 9:46AM
We want to work, say asylum seekers

Asylum seekers rallied at the Star Ferry pier in Central yesterday, protesting over their poor living conditions and asking for the right to work.

Asylum seekers rallied at the Star Ferry pier in Central yesterday, protesting over their poor living conditions and asking for the right to work.

21 Jun 2014 - 3:20AM
Hacking fears as Facebook crashes

Facebook users in Hong Kong feared a 30-minute blackout yesterday was part of cyberattacks that have been linked to the Occupy Central movement.

Facebook users in Hong Kong feared a 30-minute blackout yesterday was part of cyberattacks that have been linked to the Occupy Central movement.

15 Jun 2018 - 10:54AM
‘Blackface’ advert where Chinese man plays Filipina maid sparks race row in Hong Kong

An advertisement for domestic helper insurance starring a Chinese man as a Filipino maid has been withdrawn after it was condemned as racist – but the bank responsible insisted it never intended to cause offence.

An advertisement for domestic helper insurance starring a Chinese man as a Filipino maid has been withdrawn after it was condemned as racist – but the bank responsible insisted it never intended to cause offence.

19 Jun 2014 - 1:35PM