Cyril Ip

Hong Kong

Cyril Ip

Graduate Trainee

Cyril Ip joined the Post in 2021 as a Graduate Trainee after earning a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Bristol . Previously, he was an intern at the Trade Development Council and the New People’s Party, and was also a Junior Reporter at Young Post.

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Explainer | As Asian nations open up, where is travel allowed – and how can I do so safely?

Here are the experts’ views on how to make sure you’re best protected, and what to be mindful of at all times.

Here are the experts’ views on how to make sure you’re best protected, and what to be mindful of at all times.

As Asian nations open up, where is travel allowed – and how can I do so safely?
16 Oct 2021 - 2:36PM
Hong Kong-born Singaporean doctor who died from Covid-19 remembered for going beyond call of duty

Raymond Yuen, who moved to Singapore three decades ago, was a kind-hearted GP who charged low fees to elderly and low-income residents.

Raymond Yuen, who moved to Singapore three decades ago, was a kind-hearted GP who charged low fees to elderly and low-income residents.

Hong Kong-born Singaporean doctor who died from Covid-19 remembered for going beyond call of duty
15 Oct 2021 - 8:44AM
Should Istana Woodneuk, in Singapore’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ estate Tyersall Park, be preserved for its heritage?

The now-abandoned mansion is in Tyersall Park estate, which was once home to a community of workers who served the Johor Sultan, and their families. There’s now talk that the estate – which inspired the setting of the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie – could be the site of luxury homes.

The now-abandoned mansion is in Tyersall Park estate, which was once home to a community of workers who served the Johor Sultan, and their families. There’s now talk that the estate – which inspired the setting of the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie – could be the site of luxury homes.

Should Istana Woodneuk, in Singapore’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ estate Tyersall Park, be preserved for its heritage?
11 Oct 2021 - 10:14PM
Hong Kong singer Gin Lee and Ronny Chieng of Shang-Chi film recall childhood in Malaysia after praise from Sultan of Johor

The platinum-selling singer and Ronny Chieng, who appeared in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, have praised as ‘outstanding Johoreans’ by the sultan.

The platinum-selling singer and Ronny Chieng, who appeared in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, have praised as ‘outstanding Johoreans’ by the sultan.

Hong Kong singer Gin Lee and Ronny Chieng of Shang-Chi film recall childhood in Malaysia after praise from Sultan of Johor
29 Sep 2021 - 5:51PM
Dogs left behind at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport get new handlers

The chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan has not only displaced civilians. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) claims that 60 bomb-sniffing dogs and another 60 “working dogs” were left behind at Kabul airport. The canines are now being handled by local security staff who discovered them after US troops departed. The dogs will reportedly be put back to work as the airport gradually reopens. The Pentagon has denied owning the dogs or abandoning them.

The chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan has not only displaced civilians. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) claims that 60 bomb-sniffing dogs and another 60 “working dogs” were left behind at Kabul airport. The canines are now being handled by local security staff who discovered them after US troops departed. The dogs will reportedly be put back to work as the airport gradually reopens. The Pentagon has denied owning the dogs or abandoning them.

Dogs left behind at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport get new handlers
14 Sep 2021 - 7:00PM
Half a million displaced Afghans living in tents in the capital Kabul

Hundreds of thousands of displaced Afghans are living in makeshift camps in parks across Kabul. Many were made homeless during the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan but hope they can return home soon. Large numbers of people have also been displaced due to drought and the Covid-19 pandemic. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that as of July 2021, more than 3.5 million people had been displaced, largely because of these factors.

Hundreds of thousands of displaced Afghans are living in makeshift camps in parks across Kabul. Many were made homeless during the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan but hope they can return home soon. Large numbers of people have also been displaced due to drought and the Covid-19 pandemic. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that as of July 2021, more than 3.5 million people had been displaced, largely because of these factors.

Half a million displaced Afghans living in tents in the capital Kabul
13 Sep 2021 - 7:07PM
Critically endangered Siberian tigers and Amur leopards protected by Chinese conservationists

The Siberian tiger and Amur leopard are on the Red List of Threatened Species by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). But their numbers are gradually increasing in northeastern China, thanks to conservation efforts by staff at the Hunchun Scientific Research Monitoring Centre in the Northeast China Tiger and Leopard National Park. Staff and workers at the wildlife reserve work collectively using the latest technology to monitor the movement and behaviour of animals. As a result, the region is now home to 27 Siberian tigers and 42 Amur leopards.

The Siberian tiger and Amur leopard are on the Red List of Threatened Species by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). But their numbers are gradually increasing in northeastern China, thanks to conservation efforts by staff at the Hunchun Scientific Research Monitoring Centre in the Northeast China Tiger and Leopard National Park. Staff and workers at the wildlife reserve work collectively using the latest technology to monitor the movement and behaviour of animals. As a result, the region is now home to 27 Siberian tigers and 42 Amur leopards.

Critically endangered Siberian tigers and Amur leopards protected by Chinese conservationists
11 Sep 2021 - 8:00AM
The Hong Kong restaurant offering free ‘fortune meals’ to the needy, seven days a week

Working-class communities have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many struggling to feed themselves and pay rent. Catering company Gingko House, which operates several restaurants in Hong Kong, started the fook faan or “fortune meals” programme in 2017. The restaurant emphasises giving people food options regardless of their financial situation, by serving a variety of dishes.Today, with help from donors and volunteers, it provides the elderly, low-income and struggling individuals with nutritious cooked meals, every day of the year.

Working-class communities have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many struggling to feed themselves and pay rent. Catering company Gingko House, which operates several restaurants in Hong Kong, started the fook faan or “fortune meals” programme in 2017. The restaurant emphasises giving people food options regardless of their financial situation, by serving a variety of dishes.Today, with help from donors and volunteers, it provides the elderly, low-income and struggling individuals with nutritious cooked meals, every day of the year.

The Hong Kong restaurant offering free ‘fortune meals’ to the needy, seven days a week
5 Sep 2021 - 10:33AM
China mandates indoor and outdoor masks in updated Covid-19 rules

Revised guidelines require people to cover up in crowded venues as cases continue to rise in latest outbreak.

Revised guidelines require people to cover up in crowded venues as cases continue to rise in latest outbreak.

China mandates indoor and outdoor masks in updated Covid-19 rules
14 Aug 2021 - 1:09PM
Tokyo Olympics: why Quan Hongchan’s Guangdong is China’s cradle of world-class divers

The 14-year-old Tokyo Olympic champion Quan Hongchan is latest diving prodigy to emerge from southeastern Chinese province’s ‘dream team within the dream team’.

The 14-year-old Tokyo Olympic champion Quan Hongchan is latest diving prodigy to emerge from southeastern Chinese province’s ‘dream team within the dream team’.

Tokyo Olympics: why Quan Hongchan’s Guangdong is China’s cradle of world-class divers
16 Aug 2021 - 10:01AM
How Quan Hongchan, China’s 14-year-old diving darling, strove for Tokyo Olympics gold to support her ill mother

The 14-year-old Quan Hongchan’s playful persona and stunning Olympics showing win hearts of Chinese fans, who lap up her love for spicy snack Latiao and online gaming.

The 14-year-old Quan Hongchan’s playful persona and stunning Olympics showing win hearts of Chinese fans, who lap up her love for spicy snack Latiao and online gaming.

How Quan Hongchan, China’s 14-year-old diving darling, strove for Tokyo Olympics gold to support her ill mother
16 Aug 2021 - 9:51AM
China’s ‘vertical forest’ residential complex offers urban green living

The Qiyi City Forest Garden in Chengdu is an experimental urban development in the capital of China’s southwestern Sichuan province. The residential complex, which opened in 2018, features a balcony in every unit containing lush plants that help cut down noise and absorb pollution. But the extensive greenery has also attracted some unwanted guests.

The Qiyi City Forest Garden in Chengdu is an experimental urban development in the capital of China’s southwestern Sichuan province. The residential complex, which opened in 2018, features a balcony in every unit containing lush plants that help cut down noise and absorb pollution. But the extensive greenery has also attracted some unwanted guests.

China’s ‘vertical forest’ residential complex offers urban green living
30 Jul 2021 - 10:25PM
China is pushing its own coronavirus lab leak theory in latest battle of narratives

Diplomats and state media are calling for US military base Fort Detrick to be investigated in a ‘new kind of tit-for-tat’.

Diplomats and state media are calling for US military base Fort Detrick to be investigated in a ‘new kind of tit-for-tat’.

China is pushing its own coronavirus lab leak theory in latest battle of narratives
21 Jul 2021 - 1:28AM
Tokyo 2020: 5 athletes who used crowdfunding to finance their Olympic dreams

Most athletes from bigger nations can rely on their national or provincial governing bodies to fund their ambitions but many must fend for themselves.

Most athletes from bigger nations can rely on their national or provincial governing bodies to fund their ambitions but many must fend for themselves.

Tokyo 2020: 5 athletes who used crowdfunding to finance their Olympic dreams
20 Jul 2021 - 2:25PM
Opinion: The 'model minority' myth is a harmful, racist stereotype

The term, commonly applied to Chinese and Asian populations in the West, might seem positive, but it erases the history of exclusion.

The term, commonly applied to Chinese and Asian populations in the West, might seem positive, but it erases the history of exclusion.

Opinion: The 'model minority' myth is a harmful, racist stereotype
4 Sep 2020 - 3:02PM
Opinion: When it comes to Hong Kong, the US needs to mind its own business

Pro-democracy supporters mistakenly believe the US will protect them, but its human rights abuses are numerous

Pro-democracy supporters mistakenly believe the US will protect them, but its human rights abuses are numerous

Opinion: When it comes to Hong Kong, the US needs to mind its own business
15 Jun 2020 - 5:24PM
Letters from the dorm: Educate yourself about racism and support people of colour

Discrimination and prejudice have a mental health impact as well, not just on economic and physical well-being

Discrimination and prejudice have a mental health impact as well, not just on economic and physical well-being

Letters from the dorm: Educate yourself about racism and support people of colour
15 Jun 2020 - 3:43PM
Letters from the dorm: Use others’ success as motivation, instead of feeling threatened

Many university students are looking for summer internships, and competition can be fierce

Many university students are looking for summer internships, and competition can be fierce

Letters from the dorm: Use others’ success as motivation, instead of feeling threatened
25 May 2020 - 3:03PM
The US' constant blame of China during the Covid-19 pandemic is tearing it apart
21 May 2020 - 4:59PM
Letters from the dorm: Look beyond your academic pursuits to avoid feeling lost in these uncertain times

As students, we are far from being the most disadvantaged group in society. We need to put things in context before complaining and criticising.

As students, we are far from being the most disadvantaged group in society. We need to put things in context before complaining and criticising.

Letters from the dorm: Look beyond your academic pursuits to avoid feeling lost in these uncertain times
4 May 2020 - 5:31PM
Opinion: UK university strikes are hurting innocent students

Universities and unions must develop effective ways of resolving their conflicts without victimising students.

Universities and unions must develop effective ways of resolving their conflicts without victimising students.

Opinion: UK university strikes are hurting innocent students
27 Apr 2020 - 12:51PM
Letters from the dorm: University is the time to focus on all your interests, not just school

Despite the stress of classes, now is the time to develop your non-academic talents as well.

Despite the stress of classes, now is the time to develop your non-academic talents as well.

Letters from the dorm: University is the time to focus on all your interests, not just school
9 Mar 2020 - 3:50PM
Opinion: When populism trumps common sense

The Hong Kong protests have shown that the pro-democracy camp is willing to endorse anyone that is anti-establishment – even if they are not qualified.

The Hong Kong protests have shown that the pro-democracy camp is willing to endorse anyone that is anti-establishment – even if they are not qualified.

Opinion: When populism trumps common sense
16 Mar 2020 - 4:34PM
Opinion: The racialisation of the coronavirus is putting Chinese diasporas in danger

Government and university action is needed to ensure the safety of Chinese people abroad during the outbreak

Government and university action is needed to ensure the safety of Chinese people abroad during the outbreak

Opinion: The racialisation of the coronavirus is putting Chinese diasporas in danger
27 Feb 2020 - 4:54PM
Opinion: What is environmental racism and why does it matter?

Issues such as climate change and toxic waste management do not affect us all equally

Issues such as climate change and toxic waste management do not affect us all equally

Opinion: What is environmental racism and why does it matter?
13 Feb 2020 - 5:53PM
Letters from the dorm: Study what you love

Your parents may want you to do a degree that guarantees a stable and prosperous career, but it’s better to pick subjects that you truly like.

Your parents may want you to do a degree that guarantees a stable and prosperous career, but it’s better to pick subjects that you truly like.

Letters from the dorm: Study what you love
10 Feb 2020 - 1:09PM
Letters from the dorm: Living alone can be enriching

One student learns time alone can be a rewarding, calming experience.

One student learns time alone can be a rewarding, calming experience.

Letters from the dorm: Living alone can be enriching
13 Jan 2020 - 1:47PM
Letters from the dorm: Treat life like an academic essay

In a world of social media, too many people prioritise emotional reactions over information.

In a world of social media, too many people prioritise emotional reactions over information.

Letters from the dorm: Treat life like an academic essay
25 Nov 2019 - 3:34PM
Letter from the dorm: Traditional schools need to start talking about race

It's important to have open conversations about diversity and multiculturalism from an early age.

It's important to have open conversations about diversity and multiculturalism from an early age.

Letter from the dorm: Traditional schools need to start talking about race
29 Oct 2019 - 8:12AM
Op-ed: British news outlets are overtly sexist and racist

Bullying of any form is unacceptable in our society, whether it takes place in a schoolyard or via international media.

Bullying of any form is unacceptable in our society, whether it takes place in a schoolyard or via international media.

Op-ed: British news outlets are overtly sexist and racist
28 Oct 2019 - 9:32AM