Elaine Ying Ying Ly

Elaine Ying Ying Ly

Elaine Ly is the Post's leading studio host, presenting and producing interviews and video segments. She also manages the usage and daily operations of the studio.  Elaine has launched a female empowerment series where she interviews impactful and high-achieving women across Asia. She also reports on topics related to politics, tech and US-China relations.  She previously worked for CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program in London, Amanpour, as well as the NBC International Foreign Desk.  Elaine lived in London and Seoul before moving to Hong Kong.

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Cathay Pacific Airways announces its largest job cuts in history

Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific Airways has announced it will cut thousands of jobs including 5,300 staff based in the city, and that it will immediately shut down its mainland China-focused Cathay Dragon brand. Cathay CEO Augustus Tang Kin-wing said the moves announced on October 21, 2020, were a “heart-wrenching decision” made in response to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on global air travel. SCMP senior reporter Danny Lee discusses the airline’s restructuring plans.

21 Oct 2020 - 6:40PM

Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific Airways has announced it will cut thousands of jobs including 5,300 staff based in the city, and that it will immediately shut down its mainland China-focused Cathay Dragon brand. Cathay CEO Augustus Tang Kin-wing said the moves announced on October 21, 2020, were a “heart-wrenching decision” made in response to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on global air travel. SCMP senior reporter Danny Lee discusses the airline’s restructuring plans.

Cathay Pacific Airways announces its largest job cuts in history
Unknown-source cases will signal Hong Kong’s fourth wave of Covid-19, says top disease expert

Hong Kong officials will be looking closely for cases of unknown origin as the most critical signal of a potential start of a fourth wave of Covid-19 infection in the city, according to Dr David Hui, a close adviser to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and director of the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases. In an interview with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly on October 19, 2020, Dr Hui also said Hong Kong people should expect social-distancing measures to be needed in various levels until 2021.
 

19 Oct 2020 - 6:03PM

Hong Kong officials will be looking closely for cases of unknown origin as the most critical signal of a potential start of a fourth wave of Covid-19 infection in the city, according to Dr David Hui, a close adviser to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and director of the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases. In an interview with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly on October 19, 2020, Dr Hui also said Hong Kong people should expect social-distancing measures to be needed in various levels until 2021.
 

Unknown-source cases will signal Hong Kong’s fourth wave of Covid-19, says top disease expert
YouTuber Jillian JJ says Mandarin is a ‘superpower’ connecting cultures on the streets of New York

YouTuber Jillian JJ can write, speak and sing traditional Chinese songs in Mandarin. Though she considers herself shy by nature, the American says her determination to learn the language opened doors for her as she launched what has become a viral YouTube channel that showcases how the language skills prove useful on the streets of New York. 

16 Oct 2020 - 5:40PM

YouTuber Jillian JJ can write, speak and sing traditional Chinese songs in Mandarin. Though she considers herself shy by nature, the American says her determination to learn the language opened doors for her as she launched what has become a viral YouTube channel that showcases how the language skills prove useful on the streets of New York. 

YouTuber Jillian JJ says Mandarin is a ‘superpower’ connecting cultures on the streets of New York
China must rely on its ‘internal market for innovation’, says sociology Prof Lau Siu Kai

China sees Shenzhen as one of the nation’s most important cities because “it's been the most successful since China’s reopening process”, according to Lau Siu Kai, vice-president of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies. He spoke with the South China Morning Post after Chinese President Xi Jinping started a visit to southern China on October 12, 2020, to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. Prof Lau said that despite a rise of protectionism in the West, he anticipates that China will continue on a path toward opening up and reform.

15 Oct 2020 - 1:57PM

China sees Shenzhen as one of the nation’s most important cities because “it's been the most successful since China’s reopening process”, according to Lau Siu Kai, vice-president of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies. He spoke with the South China Morning Post after Chinese President Xi Jinping started a visit to southern China on October 12, 2020, to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. Prof Lau said that despite a rise of protectionism in the West, he anticipates that China will continue on a path toward opening up and reform.

China must rely on its ‘internal market for innovation’, says sociology Prof Lau Siu Kai
IATA chief says pre-departure Covid-19 testing could ease quarantine rules for air travel

The head of global airline association IATA says he hopes governments can be encouraged to ease quarantines and travel restrictions if quick covid-19 tests can be put in place at airports. Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), also told the SCMP that people around the world want to travel during the upcoming winter holiday season. 

28 Sep 2020 - 4:35PM

The head of global airline association IATA says he hopes governments can be encouraged to ease quarantines and travel restrictions if quick covid-19 tests can be put in place at airports. Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), also told the SCMP that people around the world want to travel during the upcoming winter holiday season. 

IATA chief says pre-departure Covid-19 testing could ease quarantine rules for air travel
Global expansion of TikTok and other Chinese tech companies is likely, only not in the West

Chinese hi-tech companies such as TikTok will continue to expand around the world, but their  focus will increasingly be on countries that are not in the West, according to Dev Lewis of Hong Kong-based Digital Asia Hub. The fellow at the non-profit internet and society research think tank also said Chinese tech firms also must realise that what they do domestically “is watched with a keen eye globally”.

22 Sep 2020 - 2:13PM

Chinese hi-tech companies such as TikTok will continue to expand around the world, but their  focus will increasingly be on countries that are not in the West, according to Dev Lewis of Hong Kong-based Digital Asia Hub. The fellow at the non-profit internet and society research think tank also said Chinese tech firms also must realise that what they do domestically “is watched with a keen eye globally”.

Global expansion of TikTok and other Chinese tech companies is likely, only not in the West
Travellers who prepare should be able to start flying again despite the pandemic, says IATA official

Air travellers should be able to board planes again soon, but must be prepared by educating themselves about their destinations, following coronavirus prevention rules and wearing protective masks, according to Nick Careen of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The airline trade association’s senior vice-president for airport, passenger, cargo and security spoke with the Post’s Elaine Ly about what travellers should expect and how the aviation industry now has a playbook for managing the pandemic.

14 Sep 2020 - 2:19PM

Air travellers should be able to board planes again soon, but must be prepared by educating themselves about their destinations, following coronavirus prevention rules and wearing protective masks, according to Nick Careen of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The airline trade association’s senior vice-president for airport, passenger, cargo and security spoke with the Post’s Elaine Ly about what travellers should expect and how the aviation industry now has a playbook for managing the pandemic.

Travellers who prepare should be able to start flying again despite the pandemic, says IATA official
Five positions to help you release tension while working from home: advice from a physiotherapist

Hong Kong-based physiotherapist Angela Leung has seen a surge in clients since many people in the city started working from home amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of her patients complain of neck and back pain related to poor posture and long hours staring at a laptop. In this video, Leung joins model Rei Yamamoto to demonstrate five key movements you can do at home to reset your posture and release built-up tension.

11 Sep 2020 - 12:54PM

Hong Kong-based physiotherapist Angela Leung has seen a surge in clients since many people in the city started working from home amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of her patients complain of neck and back pain related to poor posture and long hours staring at a laptop. In this video, Leung joins model Rei Yamamoto to demonstrate five key movements you can do at home to reset your posture and release built-up tension.

Five positions to help you release tension while working from home: advice from a physiotherapist
How Hazel Chu broke through barriers to become the first woman of colour Mayor of Dublin

Hazel Chu is the first woman of colour to become the Lord Mayor of Dublin.  Born to Hong Kong parents, Chu is also the first ethnic Chinese mayor of a major European capital city. Since recently being appointed in her role, she has been tackling racism and injustice, and fighting for environmental causes in her other role as Green Party of Ireland chairwoman.  Chu spoke with Elaine Ly of the South China Morning Post about how she is fighting for a future where women of colour can more readily explore leadership and political careers.

14 Sep 2020 - 4:19PM

Hazel Chu is the first woman of colour to become the Lord Mayor of Dublin.  Born to Hong Kong parents, Chu is also the first ethnic Chinese mayor of a major European capital city. Since recently being appointed in her role, she has been tackling racism and injustice, and fighting for environmental causes in her other role as Green Party of Ireland chairwoman.  Chu spoke with Elaine Ly of the South China Morning Post about how she is fighting for a future where women of colour can more readily explore leadership and political careers.

How Hazel Chu broke through barriers to become the first woman of colour Mayor of Dublin
US-China relations: Joe Biden would approach China with more ‘regularity and normality’

Associate Professor and Director of Cornell University’s China and Asia Pacific Studies Allen Carlson says the US and China are not on the way to a Cold War, because the two superpowers have ‘a deep economic relationship.’ He speaks with The Post’s Elaine Ly on how US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will deal with China ‘with less emotion and less tweeting.’

28 Aug 2020 - 5:53PM

Associate Professor and Director of Cornell University’s China and Asia Pacific Studies Allen Carlson says the US and China are not on the way to a Cold War, because the two superpowers have ‘a deep economic relationship.’ He speaks with The Post’s Elaine Ly on how US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will deal with China ‘with less emotion and less tweeting.’

US-China relations: Joe Biden would approach China with more ‘regularity and normality’
Over a third of American businesses are thinking about leaving Hong Kong, AmCham survey finds

A recent survey by the American Chamber of Commerce shows about 39 per cent of the 154 firms surveyed are considering leaving Hong Kong over fears about the new national security law Beijing recently enacted in the city. Elaine Ly from the South China Morning Post speaks to Tara Joseph, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, about some of the biggest challenges American businesses are now facing. 

14 Aug 2020 - 8:24PM

A recent survey by the American Chamber of Commerce shows about 39 per cent of the 154 firms surveyed are considering leaving Hong Kong over fears about the new national security law Beijing recently enacted in the city. Elaine Ly from the South China Morning Post speaks to Tara Joseph, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, about some of the biggest challenges American businesses are now facing. 

Over a third of American businesses are thinking about leaving Hong Kong, AmCham survey finds
US demands for TikTok may escalate decoupling and hurt businesses, says China expert

Washington’s treatment of TikTok could set a new norm regarding the nationalisation of technology and in turn lead to more decoupling in the sector, according to Nina Palmer, a senior director at the Albright Stonebridge Group’s China Practice. Palmer, who has also lived on the Chinese mainland and served in the US Embassy in Beijing, spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly.

14 Aug 2020 - 6:19AM

Washington’s treatment of TikTok could set a new norm regarding the nationalisation of technology and in turn lead to more decoupling in the sector, according to Nina Palmer, a senior director at the Albright Stonebridge Group’s China Practice. Palmer, who has also lived on the Chinese mainland and served in the US Embassy in Beijing, spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly.

US demands for TikTok may escalate decoupling and hurt businesses, says China expert
Companies need to foster caring and compassionate workplace culture during the Covid-19 pandemic

Employers must create a culture of care and compassion to look after the mental health of employees amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to Samson Tse, a professor who focuses on mental health and social work at the University of Hong Kong. He spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly about what firms can do to avoid losing contributing members of the workforce who may not know how to take care of themselves when facing the stress created by Covid-19. 

11 Aug 2020 - 10:53AM

Employers must create a culture of care and compassion to look after the mental health of employees amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to Samson Tse, a professor who focuses on mental health and social work at the University of Hong Kong. He spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly about what firms can do to avoid losing contributing members of the workforce who may not know how to take care of themselves when facing the stress created by Covid-19. 

Companies need to foster caring and compassionate workplace culture during the Covid-19 pandemic
Pets’ best Covid-19 defence is when owners protect themselves, says animal health expert

The best way to protect your animals from the coronavirus pandemic is to protect yourself from the disease, according to Prof Nikolaus Osterrieder, dean of the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong. Osterrieder, who is also Chair Professor of the Virology and One Health in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly about his advice for pet owners based on the latest information about the coronavirus and how it affects animals.  
 

5 Aug 2020 - 6:16PM

The best way to protect your animals from the coronavirus pandemic is to protect yourself from the disease, according to Prof Nikolaus Osterrieder, dean of the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong. Osterrieder, who is also Chair Professor of the Virology and One Health in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly about his advice for pet owners based on the latest information about the coronavirus and how it affects animals.  
 

Pets’ best Covid-19 defence is when owners protect themselves, says animal health expert
Mask inventor Peter Tsai puts retirement on hold to help ease N95 shortage in the US 

Taiwanese-American scientist Peter Tsai has put his retirement plans on hold, saying he could no longer sit back and watch as medical workers reuse masks and protective equipment while they help coronavirus patients. More than 30 years ago, the scientist came up with a filtration method that helps N95 masks block 95 per cent of all particles. Now, Tsai is working with virologists and the medical industry to develop a way to improve the N95, so the respirators can be safely sterilised and reused. 

31 Jul 2020 - 7:27PM

Taiwanese-American scientist Peter Tsai has put his retirement plans on hold, saying he could no longer sit back and watch as medical workers reuse masks and protective equipment while they help coronavirus patients. More than 30 years ago, the scientist came up with a filtration method that helps N95 masks block 95 per cent of all particles. Now, Tsai is working with virologists and the medical industry to develop a way to improve the N95, so the respirators can be safely sterilised and reused. 

Mask inventor Peter Tsai puts retirement on hold to help ease N95 shortage in the US 
‘Robust immune responses’ found in Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials point to 2021 release

Coronavirus vaccine clinical trials under way around the world are showing promise with “robust immune responses” produced in humans, and those encouraging results are holding up despite mutations being found as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. But how soon can we realistically expect the shots to be proven safe and effective and made widely available? The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly spoke with Dr Kylie Quinn, a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Translational Immunology and Nanotechnology Programme at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. The award-winning scientist also coordinates the Women’s Initiative Programme at the Australia and New Zealand Society of Immunology.

24 Jul 2020 - 7:35PM

Coronavirus vaccine clinical trials under way around the world are showing promise with “robust immune responses” produced in humans, and those encouraging results are holding up despite mutations being found as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. But how soon can we realistically expect the shots to be proven safe and effective and made widely available? The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly spoke with Dr Kylie Quinn, a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Translational Immunology and Nanotechnology Programme at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. The award-winning scientist also coordinates the Women’s Initiative Programme at the Australia and New Zealand Society of Immunology.

‘Robust immune responses’ found in Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials point to 2021 release
Mental health during Covid-19: ‘Be patient and kind to yourself’ as plans fall through

Many people are feeling a sense of hopelessness and even sliding into depression during the coronavirus pandemics as lockdowns drag on and many see their best-laid plans fall apart. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly speaks with clinical psychologist Dr Natalie Loong about how to cope with restrictions meant to fight Covid-19, and the importance of “learning to be comfortable with our own limitations”.

24 Jul 2020 - 6:51PM

Many people are feeling a sense of hopelessness and even sliding into depression during the coronavirus pandemics as lockdowns drag on and many see their best-laid plans fall apart. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly speaks with clinical psychologist Dr Natalie Loong about how to cope with restrictions meant to fight Covid-19, and the importance of “learning to be comfortable with our own limitations”.

Mental health during Covid-19: ‘Be patient and kind to yourself’ as plans fall through
Hong Kong retailers should create experiences for local shoppers to survive with ‘zero tourists’

Despite the undeniable gloom of the pandemic and months of political turmoil in Hong Kong, JLL Head of Retail Oliver Tong believes the city is still the place for international businesses to take up retail space. Saying he believes those pressures will “reset” the property market to a “healthy rate”, he told the Post’s Elaine Ly that Hong Kong landlords should recognise the need to lower rents for historically expensive retail space.

18 Jul 2020 - 10:52AM

Despite the undeniable gloom of the pandemic and months of political turmoil in Hong Kong, JLL Head of Retail Oliver Tong believes the city is still the place for international businesses to take up retail space. Saying he believes those pressures will “reset” the property market to a “healthy rate”, he told the Post’s Elaine Ly that Hong Kong landlords should recognise the need to lower rents for historically expensive retail space.

Hong Kong retailers should create experiences for local shoppers to survive with ‘zero tourists’
‘Time and place no longer a factor’ for businesses, says wine entrepreneur Bernice Liu

Hong Kong-based wine entrepreneur Bernice Liu says her recent experience growing her online ventures despite the global pandemic illustrates how businesses are no longer tied to locations and time zones. The Canadian-born actress and model told the Post’s Elaine Ly that she shifted into a wine career after nearly 20 years in entertainment to explore her passion for chemistry by delving into the process of winemaking.

6 Jul 2020 - 2:08PM

Hong Kong-based wine entrepreneur Bernice Liu says her recent experience growing her online ventures despite the global pandemic illustrates how businesses are no longer tied to locations and time zones. The Canadian-born actress and model told the Post’s Elaine Ly that she shifted into a wine career after nearly 20 years in entertainment to explore her passion for chemistry by delving into the process of winemaking.

‘Time and place no longer a factor’ for businesses, says wine entrepreneur Bernice Liu
Viral Indian TikTok star says followers ‘can’t stop crying’ due to Indian government ban

India announced the ban on the app alongside 58 other Chinese apps that comes amid the China-India border row, but what will this mean for content creators who have built careers and businesses from the viral app? Elaine Ly from The Post speaks to the Indian TikTok star, only known as Geet and who has an audience of 4.5 million followers on the app, about the repercussions of this decision by the Indian government.

1 Jul 2020 - 9:19PM

India announced the ban on the app alongside 58 other Chinese apps that comes amid the China-India border row, but what will this mean for content creators who have built careers and businesses from the viral app? Elaine Ly from The Post speaks to the Indian TikTok star, only known as Geet and who has an audience of 4.5 million followers on the app, about the repercussions of this decision by the Indian government.

Viral Indian TikTok star says followers ‘can’t stop crying’ due to Indian government ban
‘Anti-blackness is something deeply rooted in my community,’ says student Eileen Huang

In an open letter that went viral, 20-year-old Yale University English student Eileen Huang addressed why the Chinese-American community should not be silent about supporting the US protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, because "it's the right thing to do".

19 Jun 2020 - 6:14PM

In an open letter that went viral, 20-year-old Yale University English student Eileen Huang addressed why the Chinese-American community should not be silent about supporting the US protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, because "it's the right thing to do".

‘Anti-blackness is something deeply rooted in my community,’ says student Eileen Huang
When can we travel? Hong Kong companies aim to get Asia’s tourists safely moving amid pandemic

Across Asia, many planes are still grounded and most travellers remain worried about getting on the road before 2021. But as many governments in the region contemplate “travel bubbles,” some businesses in Hong Kong are exploring ways to get the tourism industry going with safer travel options amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 
 

17 Jun 2020 - 7:32PM

Across Asia, many planes are still grounded and most travellers remain worried about getting on the road before 2021. But as many governments in the region contemplate “travel bubbles,” some businesses in Hong Kong are exploring ways to get the tourism industry going with safer travel options amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 
 

When can we travel? Hong Kong companies aim to get Asia’s tourists safely moving amid pandemic
Rebel City: SCMP journalists reflect on a year of covering Hong Kong’s civil unrest

Rebel City: Hong Kong’s Year of Water and Fire is a new anthology of reporting by South China Morning Post journalists who have been covering anti-government protests which have rocked Hong Kong over the course of a year starting on June 9, 2019. On the anniversary of the start of the unrest, Elaine Ly spoke with the book’s editors, deputy executive editor Zuraidah Ibrahim and frontline correspondent Jeffie Lam, about their experience covering the crisis, which began over a controversial extradition bill, and which continues amid the pandemic and as the Chinese mainland prepares to pass a national security law for Hong Kong.

9 Jun 2020 - 6:14PM

Rebel City: Hong Kong’s Year of Water and Fire is a new anthology of reporting by South China Morning Post journalists who have been covering anti-government protests which have rocked Hong Kong over the course of a year starting on June 9, 2019. On the anniversary of the start of the unrest, Elaine Ly spoke with the book’s editors, deputy executive editor Zuraidah Ibrahim and frontline correspondent Jeffie Lam, about their experience covering the crisis, which began over a controversial extradition bill, and which continues amid the pandemic and as the Chinese mainland prepares to pass a national security law for Hong Kong.

Rebel City: SCMP journalists reflect on a year of covering Hong Kong’s civil unrest
‘Painful lessons’ of Sars helped Hong Kong’s elderly care homes avoid losing patients to Covid-19

Hong Kong has managed to avoid seeing any deaths from Covid-19 in its elderly care homes, even though the city is just across the border from the Chinese mainland and the original epicentre of the pandemic. Elaine Ly of the South China Morning Post asks the head of social care policy at Hong Kong University, Professor Terry Lum, how the city protected its care homes, despite such facilities being hardest hit in other parts of the world.

5 Jun 2020 - 3:39PM

Hong Kong has managed to avoid seeing any deaths from Covid-19 in its elderly care homes, even though the city is just across the border from the Chinese mainland and the original epicentre of the pandemic. Elaine Ly of the South China Morning Post asks the head of social care policy at Hong Kong University, Professor Terry Lum, how the city protected its care homes, despite such facilities being hardest hit in other parts of the world.

‘Painful lessons’ of Sars helped Hong Kong’s elderly care homes avoid losing patients to Covid-19
Fears of fresh Covid-19 outbreak in Hong Kong after 6 cases reported connected to a building

There are fears of a fresh community outbreak of Covid-19 in Hong Kong after at least nine locally transmitted cases were reported between May 31 and June 2, 2020. The cases were linked to a 34-year-old woman who works at a logistics warehouse in Kwai Chung.

3 Jun 2020 - 8:26PM

There are fears of a fresh community outbreak of Covid-19 in Hong Kong after at least nine locally transmitted cases were reported between May 31 and June 2, 2020. The cases were linked to a 34-year-old woman who works at a logistics warehouse in Kwai Chung.

Fears of fresh Covid-19 outbreak in Hong Kong after 6 cases reported connected to a building
Stacey Smiler’s experience helping her young son with epilepsy is offering hope to other families

Stacey Smiler, a teacher in New Zealand, is on a quest to share the story of how she raised her son who was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was a baby. She hopes their experience will help other families face the daily challenges of life with a disabled child. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, she said, “It’s important to educate yourself and the future generations when communicating with families who have children with disabilities.

15 Oct 2020 - 7:20PM

Stacey Smiler, a teacher in New Zealand, is on a quest to share the story of how she raised her son who was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was a baby. She hopes their experience will help other families face the daily challenges of life with a disabled child. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, she said, “It’s important to educate yourself and the future generations when communicating with families who have children with disabilities.

 Stacey Smiler’s experience helping her young son with epilepsy is offering hope to other families
Coronavirus spread would dramatically drop if 80% of a population wore masks, AI researcher says

 Professor De Kai is a founding member of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and one of the inaugural members of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) ethics council, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC).  He spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly about how his research using AI technology found that widespread use of masks could dramatically stop the spread of Covid-19 and allow societies to reopen.

25 May 2020 - 7:00PM

 Professor De Kai is a founding member of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and one of the inaugural members of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) ethics council, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC).  He spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly about how his research using AI technology found that widespread use of masks could dramatically stop the spread of Covid-19 and allow societies to reopen.

Coronavirus spread would dramatically drop if 80% of a population wore masks, AI researcher says
Hong Kong research may explain why Covid-19 carriers lose sense of taste

Following weeks of reported symptoms and clinical evidence, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recognised the loss of taste and smell as indications of Covid-19 infection. Now a team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong have learned more about how the coronavirus that causes the disease affects these senses. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly spoke with John Nicholls, a Clinical Professor in Pathology at HKU about what the team discovered.

19 May 2020 - 11:54PM

Following weeks of reported symptoms and clinical evidence, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recognised the loss of taste and smell as indications of Covid-19 infection. Now a team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong have learned more about how the coronavirus that causes the disease affects these senses. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly spoke with John Nicholls, a Clinical Professor in Pathology at HKU about what the team discovered.

Hong Kong research may explain why Covid-19 carriers lose sense of taste
Coronavirus in Hong Kong: where are we now?

Bars have reopened and restrictions have been relaxed but as the city opens back up more emerging cases of COVID carriers are appearing. South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly speaks with Dr David Hui, a close advisor to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and director of Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, who has been at the frontline since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
 

15 May 2020 - 8:05PM

Bars have reopened and restrictions have been relaxed but as the city opens back up more emerging cases of COVID carriers are appearing. South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly speaks with Dr David Hui, a close advisor to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and director of Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, who has been at the frontline since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
 

Coronavirus in Hong Kong: where are we now?
Coronavirus able to replicate efficiently in eyes and could be 100 times more infectious than Sars

The eyes are an “important route” for transmission of the coronavirus since eye tissues allow the infection to more efficiently replicate, according to Hong Kong researchers quoted in study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly spoke with Dr Michael Chan Chi-wai, associate professor at the Department of Public Health Laboratory Sciences at the Hong Kong University. Dr Chan lead the team researching how the virus that causes Covid-19 affects human eyes to find answers about how the world can fight the pandemic.

15 May 2020 - 3:49PM

The eyes are an “important route” for transmission of the coronavirus since eye tissues allow the infection to more efficiently replicate, according to Hong Kong researchers quoted in study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly spoke with Dr Michael Chan Chi-wai, associate professor at the Department of Public Health Laboratory Sciences at the Hong Kong University. Dr Chan lead the team researching how the virus that causes Covid-19 affects human eyes to find answers about how the world can fight the pandemic.

Coronavirus able to replicate efficiently in eyes and could be 100 times more infectious than Sars