Ethan Paul

Ethan Paul

Graduate Trainee

Ethan is a Graduate Trainee reporter at the Post. Previously, he was a freelance writer focused on US-China relations. He graduated from Peking University's Yenching Academy and Pennsylvania State University.

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Coronavirus: Hongkongers stranded overseas fear travellers from Britain who returned via Dubai and tested positive for Covid-19 could make getting home harder

Three travellers who left Britain and spent a month in Dubai before arriving back in Hong Kong tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, leaving hundreds of others wondering when they might finally get home.

22 Jan 2021 - 8:21AM

Three travellers who left Britain and spent a month in Dubai before arriving back in Hong Kong tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, leaving hundreds of others wondering when they might finally get home.

Coronavirus: Hongkongers stranded overseas fear travellers from Britain who returned via Dubai and tested positive for Covid-19 could make getting home harder
Hong Kong fourth wave: South Asian residents, concern groups outraged over official’s coronavirus remarks

City leader denies government linking spread of disease to race after health official suggests members of ethnic minority groups engaged in ‘risky behaviour’. Members of Nepalese community call the remarks deeply unfair and say they must live in cramped conditions due to high rent.

19 Jan 2021 - 11:44PM

City leader denies government linking spread of disease to race after health official suggests members of ethnic minority groups engaged in ‘risky behaviour’. Members of Nepalese community call the remarks deeply unfair and say they must live in cramped conditions due to high rent.

Hong Kong fourth wave: South Asian residents, concern groups outraged over official’s coronavirus remarks
Study finds 80 per cent of recovered Covid-19 patients in Hong Kong suffer from at least one lingering symptom, with gut bacteria playing critical role

Researchers at Chinese University also say nearly a third suffer from more than three symptoms and warn Hongkongers at risk given prevalence of the microbial imbalance in population.

18 Jan 2021 - 11:26PM

Researchers at Chinese University also say nearly a third suffer from more than three symptoms and warn Hongkongers at risk given prevalence of the microbial imbalance in population.

Study finds 80 per cent of recovered Covid-19 patients in Hong Kong suffer from at least one lingering symptom, with gut bacteria playing critical role
Buying an electronic lock? Hong Kong’s Consumer Council suggests you check your warranty carefully

Watchdog took closer look at the sector after receiving complaints from residents who found themselves locked out of – or in – their own homes.

14 Jan 2021 - 11:30PM

Watchdog took closer look at the sector after receiving complaints from residents who found themselves locked out of – or in – their own homes.

Buying an electronic lock? Hong Kong’s Consumer Council suggests you check your warranty carefully
Hong Kong Covid-19 fourth wave: vast majority of disinfectant products ‘less effective, far pricier’ than traditional virus-killing methods

Hong Kong’s Consumer Council finds 80 per cent of branded products on the market are no match for the performance of alcohol or bleach solutions against pathogens.

14 Jan 2021 - 8:16PM

Hong Kong’s Consumer Council finds 80 per cent of branded products on the market are no match for the performance of alcohol or bleach solutions against pathogens.

Hong Kong Covid-19 fourth wave: vast majority of disinfectant products ‘less effective, far pricier’ than traditional virus-killing methods
Explainer | Amid worldwide concerns over WhatsApp’s new privacy terms, there’s one question facing users: to switch, or not to switch?

The Post walks you through the exodus of users fleeing the Facebook-owned platform – and whether you should consider making the switch yourself.

14 Jan 2021 - 9:32AM

The Post walks you through the exodus of users fleeing the Facebook-owned platform – and whether you should consider making the switch yourself.

Amid worldwide concerns over WhatsApp’s new privacy terms, there’s one question facing users: to switch, or not to switch?
Hong Kong legend ‘Melvis’ dead at 68, local branch of International Elvis Presley Fan Club says

Kwok Lam-sang died of kidney failure on December 29, the Hong Kong branch of the International Elvis Presley Fan Club said.

13 Jan 2021 - 11:07PM

Kwok Lam-sang died of kidney failure on December 29, the Hong Kong branch of the International Elvis Presley Fan Club said.

Hong Kong legend ‘Melvis’ dead at 68, local branch of International Elvis Presley Fan Club says
Hong Kong residents stranded in Britain due to Covid-19 travel ban struggle over six-week journey home

Ban on Emirates flights from Dubai the latest blow to those stranded, trying to get back.

11 Jan 2021 - 8:23AM

Ban on Emirates flights from Dubai the latest blow to those stranded, trying to get back.

Hong Kong residents stranded in Britain due to Covid-19 travel ban struggle over six-week journey home
Hong Kong fourth wave: lack of affordable hotel rooms, cost of extra week in coronavirus quarantine have left travellers stuck overseas

The lack of affordable hotel rooms and added cost of an extra week of isolation has mostly affected incoming domestic workers and Hongkongers overseas for the holidays.

1 Jan 2021 - 3:41PM

The lack of affordable hotel rooms and added cost of an extra week of isolation has mostly affected incoming domestic workers and Hongkongers overseas for the holidays.

Hong Kong fourth wave: lack of affordable hotel rooms, cost of extra week in coronavirus quarantine have left travellers stuck overseas
Hong Kong customs officials seize suspected counterfeit goods from Guangdong worth HK5.7 million in Tuen Mun

Officials suspect the seized contraband, which came from Guangdong, was destined for re-export overseas.

23 Dec 2020 - 11:34PM

Officials suspect the seized contraband, which came from Guangdong, was destined for re-export overseas.

Hong Kong customs officials seize suspected counterfeit goods from Guangdong worth HK5.7 million in Tuen Mun
Hong Kong parents who travelled to Britain to see their kids ‘marooned’ by sudden flight ban

Families now stuck in Britain are casting about for options for returning home, but to no avail.

22 Dec 2020 - 11:53PM

Families now stuck in Britain are casting about for options for returning home, but to no avail.

Hong Kong parents who travelled to Britain to see their kids ‘marooned’ by sudden flight ban
Explainer | Hong Kong coronavirus fourth wave: what Britain, South Africa travel ban means for you, plus what is – and isn’t – allowed under social-distancing rules

Anyone who has spent two hours or more in Britain or South Africa in the past 21 days is effectively banned, and with tough anti-pandemic measures in place, restaurant feasts or visits to your favourite bar are off the menu.

8 Jan 2021 - 2:21AM

Anyone who has spent two hours or more in Britain or South Africa in the past 21 days is effectively banned, and with tough anti-pandemic measures in place, restaurant feasts or visits to your favourite bar are off the menu.

Hong Kong coronavirus fourth wave: what Britain, South Africa travel ban means for you, plus what is – and isn’t – allowed under social-distancing rules
Hong Kong property agents turn to rental furniture to stand out from the crowd

Hong Kong’s property agents and landlords, facing one of the most competitive housing markets in years, have turned to furniture rental as an affordable way to spice up their offerings and help them stand out from the crowd.

15 Dec 2020 - 7:29PM

Hong Kong’s property agents and landlords, facing one of the most competitive housing markets in years, have turned to furniture rental as an affordable way to spice up their offerings and help them stand out from the crowd.

Hong Kong property agents turn to rental furniture to stand out from the crowd
Hong Kong-listed logistics firm ESR Cayman to launch world’s first cargo drone facility in Japan

The move, part of a sector wide embrace of aerial delivery, will make ESR one of the first companies capable of delivering several heavier payloads over a single trip using the same drone.

11 Dec 2020 - 11:26AM

The move, part of a sector wide embrace of aerial delivery, will make ESR one of the first companies capable of delivering several heavier payloads over a single trip using the same drone.

Hong Kong-listed logistics firm ESR Cayman to launch world’s first cargo drone facility in Japan
Hong Kong’s most sustainable companies report some of the year’s worst stock performances

An index of 30 companies with the best environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) ratings listed in Hong Kong has consistently underperformed this year, declining by about 7.5 per cent year to date.

6 Dec 2020 - 6:13PM

An index of 30 companies with the best environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) ratings listed in Hong Kong has consistently underperformed this year, declining by about 7.5 per cent year to date.

Hong Kong’s most sustainable companies report some of the year’s worst stock performances
US bill to audit or delist Chinese companies unlikely to have significant impact on funding avenues, analysts say

Many Chinese companies will continue with their plans to list in the US and retain the option of raising capital in Hong Kong or mainland China under IPO reforms.

3 Dec 2020 - 7:43PM

Many Chinese companies will continue with their plans to list in the US and retain the option of raising capital in Hong Kong or mainland China under IPO reforms.

US bill to audit or delist Chinese companies unlikely to have significant impact on funding avenues, analysts say
China’s corporate bonds market is heading for another year of record defaults, raises concerns about rise in irregularities

China’s corporate bond market looks set to see a record in missed repayments this year, surpassing last year’s 143.6 billion yuan (US$21.8 billion) in defaults and heightening concerns about issuers’ credibility and compliance.

3 Dec 2020 - 10:40PM

China’s corporate bond market looks set to see a record in missed repayments this year, surpassing last year’s 143.6 billion yuan (US$21.8 billion) in defaults and heightening concerns about issuers’ credibility and compliance.

China’s corporate bonds market is heading for another year of record defaults, raises concerns about rise in irregularities
Covid-19 lockdown tempers interest in UK property from Hongkongers in lull before January visa floodgate

The UK lockdown has staunched enquiries from Hongkongers for UK property, creating a lull before a special visa process for BN (O) passport holders opens in January, a lawyer says.

2 Dec 2020 - 11:40AM

The UK lockdown has staunched enquiries from Hongkongers for UK property, creating a lull before a special visa process for BN (O) passport holders opens in January, a lawyer says.

Covid-19 lockdown tempers interest in UK property from Hongkongers in lull before January visa floodgate
Hong Kong’s new face mask market: from outdoor furniture manufacturers to filmmakers, here’s how companies adapted

Hong Kong went from having barely any mask factories in January to an estimated 150 today, as companies from film producers to furniture makers jumped into the fray.

1 Dec 2020 - 4:23PM

Hong Kong went from having barely any mask factories in January to an estimated 150 today, as companies from film producers to furniture makers jumped into the fray.

Hong Kong’s new face mask market: from outdoor furniture manufacturers to filmmakers, here’s how companies adapted
Governments, airlines must take steps to avoid bottlenecks when a Covid-19 vaccine is ready to roll, warns aviation industry chief

Governments need to develop streamlined importing procedures to avoid bottlenecks in the distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine, along with uniform quarantine standards for transporting staff and crew.

19 Nov 2020 - 6:14PM

Governments need to develop streamlined importing procedures to avoid bottlenecks in the distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine, along with uniform quarantine standards for transporting staff and crew.

Governments, airlines must take steps to avoid bottlenecks when a Covid-19 vaccine is ready to roll, warns aviation industry chief
British fashion house Burberry expects to emerge from coronavirus sales slump soon as young Chinese drive sales recovery

The luxury clothes maker saw double-digit sales growth in China from July to September, helping put it back on track to return to company-wide growth by October.

12 Nov 2020 - 10:40PM

The luxury clothes maker saw double-digit sales growth in China from July to September, helping put it back on track to return to company-wide growth by October.

British fashion house Burberry expects to emerge from coronavirus sales slump soon as young Chinese drive sales recovery
Hong Kong launches a Silver Bond with generous payouts to protect senior citizens’ investments amid recession

The bonds offer Hong Kong’s 1.3 million elderly population stable returns amid low global interest rates and economic uncertainty.

11 Nov 2020 - 11:36PM

The bonds offer Hong Kong’s 1.3 million elderly population stable returns amid low global interest rates and economic uncertainty.

Hong Kong launches a Silver Bond with generous payouts to protect senior citizens’ investments amid recession
Biden victory rally soothes market pain as Hong Kong investors look beyond Ant Group IPO stumble

Ant Group’s US$167.7 billion IPO refund comes at an opportune time for retail investors in Hong Kong to ride the Biden-powered stock rally.

9 Nov 2020 - 6:03PM

Ant Group’s US$167.7 billion IPO refund comes at an opportune time for retail investors in Hong Kong to ride the Biden-powered stock rally.

Biden victory rally soothes market pain as Hong Kong investors look beyond Ant Group IPO stumble
Coronavirus lockdowns sent Chinese drinkers looking online for beer – Budweiser APAC came out on top in the race to get it to them

Budweiser’s Asian unit saw double-digit growth in online beer sales, boosted by its array of products and partnerships with Chinese platforms and celebrities.

8 Nov 2020 - 10:03PM

Budweiser’s Asian unit saw double-digit growth in online beer sales, boosted by its array of products and partnerships with Chinese platforms and celebrities.

Coronavirus lockdowns sent Chinese drinkers looking online for beer – Budweiser APAC came out on top in the race to get it to them
US-China friction turns into YouTube fame (and laughs) for online influencers

Defending or lashing out at Beijing proves a fast route to popularity on the video-sharing platform.

29 Oct 2020 - 11:14PM

Defending or lashing out at Beijing proves a fast route to popularity on the video-sharing platform.

US-China friction turns into YouTube fame (and laughs) for online influencers
China says it wants to stay out of the US election. Fox News has other ideas

Presenters Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham have emerged as staunch critics of Beijing. They have also taken aim at Google, Facebook and Twitter, saying they’re complicit in a ‘Chinese takeover’.

11 Oct 2020 - 6:00PM

Presenters Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham have emerged as staunch critics of Beijing. They have also taken aim at Google, Facebook and Twitter, saying they’re complicit in a ‘Chinese takeover’.

China says it wants to stay out of the US election. Fox News has other ideas
Explainer | Is Donald Trump hoping his China-bashing can help him win re-election?

With just weeks to go before the US presidential poll, Trump is ramping up his attacks on an old adversary.

8 Oct 2020 - 9:51PM

With just weeks to go before the US presidential poll, Trump is ramping up his attacks on an old adversary.

Is Donald Trump hoping his China-bashing can help him win re-election?
US-China relations: the pre-Trump warning shot that signalled trouble ahead

The souring relationship between Washington and Beijing was forewarned in 2005 ‘responsible stakeholder’ speech.

21 Sep 2020 - 11:15PM

The souring relationship between Washington and Beijing was forewarned in 2005 ‘responsible stakeholder’ speech.

US-China relations: the pre-Trump warning shot that signalled trouble ahead
US elections: Trump’s Republican heirs show China critics are here to stay

Nikki Haley among those focusing on China’s threat to the US and a rules-based world order, while the number of China-related bills in Congress is soaring.

6 Sep 2020 - 11:22PM

Nikki Haley among those focusing on China’s threat to the US and a rules-based world order, while the number of China-related bills in Congress is soaring.

US elections: Trump’s Republican heirs show China critics are here to stay
Explainer | US presidential election: the candidates, the issues, the polls … and China

A breakdown of the contest which is shaping up to be a historic clash in a divided country.

2 Sep 2020 - 5:15PM

A breakdown of the contest which is shaping up to be a historic clash in a divided country.

US presidential election: the candidates, the issues, the polls … and China