Clifford Lo

Hong Kong

Clifford Lo

Correspondent, Hong Kong 

Clifford Lo covers the city’s breaking news including major accidents and crime, with a particular interest in reporting local crime trends and statistics.

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Hong Kong national security law’s next targets: donors to online group allegedly linked to Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, activist Agnes Chow

‘Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong’ has vowed to use funds it has raised for global campaign seeking sanctions over Beijing-imposed legislation.

13 Aug 2020 - 8:16AM

‘Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong’ has vowed to use funds it has raised for global campaign seeking sanctions over Beijing-imposed legislation.

Hong Kong national security law’s next targets: donors to online group allegedly linked to Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, activist Agnes Chow
Hong Kong budget carrier HK Express launches probe into head-to-tail collision between two non-operating aircraft

Police were called to Hong Kong International Airport soon after 10.30am following the incident at the west apron.

12 Aug 2020 - 10:51PM

Police were called to Hong Kong International Airport soon after 10.30am following the incident at the west apron.

Hong Kong budget carrier HK Express launches probe into head-to-tail collision between two non-operating aircraft
Hong Kong police arrest suspect in 2011 triad killing after nearly nine years on the run

Police say the suspect was apprehended in a routine stop and search in North Point.

12 Aug 2020 - 10:51PM

Police say the suspect was apprehended in a routine stop and search in North Point.

Hong Kong police arrest suspect in 2011 triad killing after nearly nine years on the run
Hong Kong knife gang steals HK$630,000 from man trying to buy Rolex watches in New Territories street deal

Victim, 27, was punched, kicked and threatened with a knife when he turned up to a meeting arranged via a friend to buy the luxury timepieces.

12 Aug 2020 - 3:15PM

Victim, 27, was punched, kicked and threatened with a knife when he turned up to a meeting arranged via a friend to buy the luxury timepieces.

Hong Kong knife gang steals HK$630,000 from man trying to buy Rolex watches in New Territories street deal
What is ‘I want laam caau’? Crowdfund group linked to Hong Kong arrests of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai and others under national security law

Officers investigating group that called for Hong Kong to be sanctioned by foreign countries, and is believed to have received substantial financial support from overseas bank accounts.

13 Aug 2020 - 8:08AM

Officers investigating group that called for Hong Kong to be sanctioned by foreign countries, and is believed to have received substantial financial support from overseas bank accounts.

What is ‘I want  laam caau’? Crowdfund group linked to Hong Kong arrests of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai and others under national security law
National security law: Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai freed on bail as activist Agnes Chow calls her arrest ‘political persecution and suppression’

Jimmy Lai appears outside Mong Kok Police Station shortly after midnight to loud chants of ‘Support Apple! Support till the end!’ from supporters.

12 Aug 2020 - 12:44PM

Jimmy Lai appears outside Mong Kok Police Station shortly after midnight to loud chants of ‘Support Apple! Support till the end!’ from supporters.

National security law: Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai freed on bail as activist Agnes Chow calls her arrest ‘political persecution and suppression’
National security law: Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, activist Agnes Chow among those arrested as police spend nearly nine hours searching Apple Daily offices

Founder of the tabloid-style newspaper detained in the most high-profile police operation under national security law since it was recently imposed by Beijing.

11 Aug 2020 - 12:52PM

Founder of the tabloid-style newspaper detained in the most high-profile police operation under national security law since it was recently imposed by Beijing.

National security law: Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, activist Agnes Chow among those arrested as police spend nearly nine hours searching Apple Daily offices
Hong Kong police arrest 41 suspected drug dealers, including seven students, for selling narcotics via social media

The suspected dealers are accused of using platforms like Facebook and Instagram to advertise their wares.

7 Aug 2020 - 7:30PM

The suspected dealers are accused of using platforms like Facebook and Instagram to advertise their wares.

Hong Kong police arrest 41 suspected drug dealers, including seven students, for selling narcotics via social media
Missing mentally disabled man trapped for two days in Hong Kong restaurant that had closed due to Covid-19 restrictions

The ordeal of the 47-year-old man, who had been reported missing by his family, began when he took a lift to a Japanese restaurant on eighth floor of building.

7 Aug 2020 - 1:39AM

The ordeal of the 47-year-old man, who had been reported missing by his family, began when he took a lift to a Japanese restaurant on eighth floor of building.

Missing mentally disabled man trapped for two days in Hong Kong restaurant that had closed due to Covid-19 restrictions
American pilot arrested in Hong Kong after being sent one live round of ammunition and 9,000 blanks and spent cartridges in the post

Police believe the blank and spent cartridges, plus one live round, could have been shipped to the 44-year-old by mistake after he recently relocated to the city from the United States.

6 Aug 2020 - 5:27PM

Police believe the blank and spent cartridges, plus one live round, could have been shipped to the 44-year-old by mistake after he recently relocated to the city from the United States.

American pilot arrested in Hong Kong after being sent one live round of ammunition and 9,000 blanks and spent cartridges in the post
Hong Kong authorities intercept illegal cigarettes hidden in speakers at Shenzhen border crossing

One source says the efforts at concealment indicate smugglers are transitioning to more sophisticated methods.

5 Aug 2020 - 7:11PM

One source says the efforts at concealment indicate smugglers are transitioning to more sophisticated methods.

Hong Kong authorities intercept illegal cigarettes hidden in speakers at Shenzhen border crossing
Hong Kong authorities seize top-shelf booze, clothing as pandemic-fuelled smuggling continues to surge

Customs figures reveal that the value of goods seized so far this year has already far outstripped last year’s total.

5 Aug 2020 - 11:05PM

Customs figures reveal that the value of goods seized so far this year has already far outstripped last year’s total.

Hong Kong authorities seize top-shelf booze, clothing as pandemic-fuelled smuggling continues to surge
Police hunt two robbers after man slashed, has HK$270,000 Rolex stolen in Hong Kong railway station

Video clip circulating online shows two men in black caps and jumpers attacking the victim with beef knives near Exit D of Tai Wai MTR Station.

5 Aug 2020 - 10:35AM

Video clip circulating online shows two men in black caps and jumpers attacking the victim with beef knives near Exit D of Tai Wai MTR Station.

Police hunt two robbers after man slashed, has HK$270,000 Rolex stolen in Hong Kong railway station
Hong Kong police arrest four in connection with firebomb attacks at local secondary school

They are accused of taking part in both planning and carrying out the firebombing, as well as a previous act of vandalism at the school.

5 Aug 2020 - 12:22AM

They are accused of taking part in both planning and carrying out the firebombing, as well as a previous act of vandalism at the school.

Hong Kong police arrest four in connection with firebomb attacks at local secondary school
Hong Kong flat bursts into flames, sending residents fleeing from ageing housing block

Ten fire engines and an ambulance responded to the blaze at the Sham Shui Po building, dousing the flames in about half an hour

4 Aug 2020 - 11:46PM

Ten fire engines and an ambulance responded to the blaze at the Sham Shui Po building, dousing the flames in about half an hour

Hong Kong flat bursts into flames, sending residents fleeing from ageing housing block
Customs officers seize shipment of protected wood worth HK$1.8 million at Hong Kong port

The seizure of nearly three tonnes of endangered red sandalwood, or ‘red gold’ as it’s known, was the second since April, and the 14th since 2009.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:32PM

The seizure of nearly three tonnes of endangered red sandalwood, or ‘red gold’ as it’s known, was the second since April, and the 14th since 2009.

Customs officers seize shipment of protected wood worth HK$1.8 million at Hong Kong port
Burglars snatch HK$700,000 in cash and valuables from Hong Kong home while woman sleeps

House on Redhill Peninsula in Stanley targeted as thieves escape with six watches, diamond necklace, handbag and HK$16,000 in cash.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:13PM

House on Redhill Peninsula in Stanley targeted as thieves escape with six watches, diamond necklace, handbag and HK$16,000 in cash.

Burglars snatch HK$700,000 in cash and valuables from Hong Kong home while woman sleeps
Knife attack after bout of staring leaves three Hong Kong villagers in hospital, one with life-threatening injuries

Police arrested one suspect, while two fellow attackers on the run; their three victims were taken to hospital, where one is still in critical condition.

3 Aug 2020 - 11:08PM

Police arrested one suspect, while two fellow attackers on the run; their three victims were taken to hospital, where one is still in critical condition.

Knife attack after bout of staring leaves three Hong Kong villagers in hospital, one with life-threatening injuries
Coronavirus: vandalism of Mong Kok shop linked to infection cluster prompts manhunt in Hong Kong

Police were called to a store at Yee On Court on Argyle Street on Monday after a motorist saw three men spray painting offensive slogans.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:16PM

Police were called to a store at Yee On Court on Argyle Street on Monday after a motorist saw three men spray painting offensive slogans.

Coronavirus: vandalism of Mong Kok shop linked to infection cluster prompts manhunt in Hong Kong
National security law: Hong Kong police seek activist Nathan Law and 5 others for inciting secession and collusion, insider says

Nathan Law and others deny charges, which would be first issued against individuals outside Hong Kong, but even if they are not extradited, police source says, ‘the move can help send a high-profile message to them or others’.

1 Aug 2020 - 10:52PM

Nathan Law and others deny charges, which would be first issued against individuals outside Hong Kong, but even if they are not extradited, police source says, ‘the move can help send a high-profile message to them or others’.

National security law: Hong Kong police seek activist Nathan Law and 5 others for inciting secession and collusion, insider says
All four students arrested by Hong Kong police under national security law released on bail

One suspect, former Studentlocalism convenor Tony Chung, questions if police action was political, since no charge has been set.

31 Jul 2020 - 8:04PM

One suspect, former Studentlocalism convenor Tony Chung, questions if police action was political, since no charge has been set.

All four students arrested by Hong Kong police under national security law released on bail
Coronavirus: suspected carrier leaves Hong Kong home, sparking citywide police hunt

The woman left her home in Ho Man Tin on Thursday night and returned on her own around 2am on Friday.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:13PM

The woman left her home in Ho Man Tin on Thursday night and returned on her own around 2am on Friday.

Coronavirus: suspected carrier leaves Hong Kong home, sparking citywide police hunt
National security law: lawyers challenge arrests of former Studentlocalism members for Facebook post supporting independence

Detaining former members of Studentlocalism ‘will not help protect China's national security and threatens to undermine the legislation’.

30 Jul 2020 - 11:32PM

Detaining former members of Studentlocalism ‘will not help protect China's national security and threatens to undermine the legislation’.

National security law: lawyers challenge arrests of former Studentlocalism members for Facebook post supporting independence
Hong Kong schoolboy, parents arrested over letter claiming home-made bombs targeting police had been planted across city

Police are investigating whether the trio, who have not yet been charged, are connected to previous cases involving improvised explosive devices.

30 Jul 2020 - 11:32PM

Police are investigating whether the trio, who have not yet been charged, are connected to previous cases involving improvised explosive devices.

Hong Kong schoolboy, parents arrested over letter claiming home-made bombs targeting police had been planted across city
Hong Kong’s crime situation has improved, police say, citing fewer protest-linked offences, even as city marks threefold surge in robberies

Force says in statement that it is not possible in such a short period of time to restore law and order to the level before last year’s anti-government protests.

30 Jul 2020 - 6:22AM

Force says in statement that it is not possible in such a short period of time to restore law and order to the level before last year’s anti-government protests.

Hong Kong’s crime situation has improved, police say, citing fewer protest-linked offences, even as city marks threefold surge in robberies
Autopsy will be carried out on Hong Kong infant who died after being found unconscious at home

Emergency personnel were sent to the two-month-old girl’s home in Hei Lai House at Wah Lai Estate in Lai Chi Kok shortly before 7am. The baby was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where she was later declared dead.

29 Jul 2020 - 2:34PM

Emergency personnel were sent to the two-month-old girl’s home in Hei Lai House at Wah Lai Estate in Lai Chi Kok shortly before 7am. The baby was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where she was later declared dead.

Autopsy will be carried out on Hong Kong infant who died after being found unconscious at home
Coronavirus: police use pepper spray to subdue Hong Kong woman who refused to wear a mask in supermarket and attacked officers

The 55-year-old woman was arrested for failing to wear a mask, obstructing police in the execution of duty, and failing to produce an identification document.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:14PM

The 55-year-old woman was arrested for failing to wear a mask, obstructing police in the execution of duty, and failing to produce an identification document.

Coronavirus: police use pepper spray to subdue Hong Kong woman who refused to wear a mask in supermarket and attacked officers
Hong Kong police arrest five after cracking local operations of phishing gang that stole data of 2 billion people worldwide

Scammers used the stolen information to target their victims for credit card details, which were then used to make online purchases.

28 Jul 2020 - 9:40PM

Scammers used the stolen information to target their victims for credit card details, which were then used to make online purchases.

Hong Kong police arrest five after cracking local operations of phishing gang that stole data of 2 billion people worldwide
University graduates, freelance photographer arrested for torturing Hong Kong man suspected to be mentally disabled

Officers were called to a hotel on Nathan Road in Yau Ma Tei at 5.15pm on Sunday after receiving reports of the torture, which was live-streamed.

27 Jul 2020 - 11:23PM

Officers were called to a hotel on Nathan Road in Yau Ma Tei at 5.15pm on Sunday after receiving reports of the torture, which was live-streamed.

University graduates, freelance photographer arrested for torturing Hong Kong man suspected to be mentally disabled
300 workers evacuated from Hong Kong construction site after wooden materials catch fire

Police say the third-alarm blaze was thought to be caused by wooden construction materials catching fire.

27 Jul 2020 - 11:23PM

Police say the third-alarm blaze was thought to be caused by wooden construction materials catching fire.

300 workers evacuated from Hong Kong construction site after wooden materials catch fire