Gigi Choy

Gigi Choy joined the Post as a reporter in 2019. Prior this, she interned on the Asia desk, covering politics, culture and social issues.
Gigi Choy
Gigi Choy joined the Post as a reporter in 2019. Prior this, she interned on the Asia desk, covering politics, culture and social issues.

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Explainer | How do Hong Kong’s student protests compare with those worldwide?

While such action in the city only intensified in recent years, similar movements in other parts of the world date back centuries.

21 Sep 2019 - 12:18PM

While such action in the city only intensified in recent years, similar movements in other parts of the world date back centuries.

How do Hong Kong’s student protests compare with those worldwide?
HSBC refutes claims it pressured contractor to remove worker who was pushing for bank trade union in Hong Kong

Nathan Leung said he was asked to move after he joined a strike associated with the ongoing protests and had called for the setting up of a banking union two days earlier.

21 Sep 2019 - 4:25AM

Nathan Leung said he was asked to move after he joined a strike associated with the ongoing protests and had called for the setting up of a banking union two days earlier.

HSBC refutes claims it pressured contractor to remove worker who was pushing for bank trade union in Hong Kong
Nearly 270 subsidised kindergartens of Hong Kong raise tuition fees for 2019/20 academic year

A tenth of Hong Kong’s 269 subsidised kindergartens increase fees by at least 20 per cent, while 157 non-subsidised schools also raise tuition costs.

20 Sep 2019 - 9:54AM

A tenth of Hong Kong’s 269 subsidised kindergartens increase fees by at least 20 per cent, while 157 non-subsidised schools also raise tuition costs.

Nearly 270 subsidised kindergartens of Hong Kong raise tuition fees for 2019/20 academic year
Hundreds rally against Hong Kong police for arresting social workers trying to mediate during clashes with anti-government protesters

Police have accused social workers and lawmakers of obstructing them, but groups claim they were just trying to help people who had been arrested.

16 Sep 2019 - 10:58PM

Police have accused social workers and lawmakers of obstructing them, but groups claim they were just trying to help people who had been arrested.

Hundreds rally against Hong Kong police for arresting social workers trying to mediate during clashes with anti-government protesters
Office workers join singing flash mob on their lunch break as part of Hong Kong protests throughout Mid-Autumn Festival holiday

Hundreds of people turn out at Chater Garden in Central where they sing protest anthem Glory to Hong Kong and chant slogans. Day of protest begins with human chains formed at schools and will continue with events across city.

13 Sep 2019 - 4:43PM

Hundreds of people turn out at Chater Garden in Central where they sing protest anthem Glory to Hong Kong and chant slogans. Day of protest begins with human chains formed at schools and will continue with events across city.

Office workers join singing flash mob on their lunch break as part of Hong Kong protests throughout Mid-Autumn Festival holiday
Hong Kong customs uncovers 11 cases of traders trying to cheat consumers using short-weight malpractices

Customs investigated close to 100 outlets between August 19 and September 6 in eight districts as part of an operation targeting restaurants, seafood stalls and fruit stands ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

12 Sep 2019 - 6:30PM

Customs investigated close to 100 outlets between August 19 and September 6 in eight districts as part of an operation targeting restaurants, seafood stalls and fruit stands ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Hong Kong customs uncovers 11 cases of traders trying to cheat consumers using short-weight malpractices
Students continue protests outside schools as their deadline for Hong Kong government to meet demands looms

Boycott rally at Baptist University draws 150 people while human chains also formed at Open University and 14 secondary schools. Students say escalation of violence by more radical protesters is ‘understandable’.

11 Sep 2019 - 1:03AM

Boycott rally at Baptist University draws 150 people while human chains also formed at Open University and 14 secondary schools. Students say escalation of violence by more radical protesters is ‘understandable’.

Students continue protests outside schools as their deadline for Hong Kong government to meet demands looms
Hong Kong protests: pupils shy away from class boycotts, but thousands champion anti-government demands in schools, forming human chains and wearing masks

Strict school policies mean few skip lessons as planned, but students from at least 100 secondary schools take part in other forms of protest on Friday.

9 Sep 2019 - 12:36PM

Strict school policies mean few skip lessons as planned, but students from at least 100 secondary schools take part in other forms of protest on Friday.

Hong Kong protests: pupils shy away from class boycotts, but thousands champion anti-government demands in schools, forming human chains and wearing masks
Hong Kong school boycott continues as hundreds turn out in support and call on Carrie Lam to meet all demands made by anti-government protesters

Students and alumni gather in Kowloon Tong, Tai Po and on Hong Kong Island to support action, and call on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to meet all the demands made by anti-government protesters.

6 Sep 2019 - 5:07PM

Students and alumni gather in Kowloon Tong, Tai Po and on Hong Kong Island to support action, and call on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to meet all the demands made by anti-government protesters.

Hong Kong school boycott continues as hundreds turn out in support and call on Carrie Lam to meet all demands made by anti-government protesters
Students at Hong Kong secondary schools form human chains as part of class boycott, with pupils at one accusing management of restricting freedom of expression

Students at elite King’s College were joined by alumni in protest against school ban on using hall for boycott. Human chains also formed in four Tuen Mun schools. At Lingnan University, students delivered list of demands to president, which included removing lawmakers Junius Ho from university council.

5 Sep 2019 - 10:37PM

Students at elite King’s College were joined by alumni in protest against school ban on using hall for boycott. Human chains also formed in four Tuen Mun schools. At Lingnan University, students delivered list of demands to president, which included removing lawmakers Junius Ho from university council.

Students at Hong Kong secondary schools form human chains as part of class boycott, with pupils at one accusing management of restricting freedom of expression
School says students who join Hong Kong class boycott with parents’ permission will not be punished, after pupils protest

Students at Chinese Foundation Secondary School in Siu Sai Wan hold silent protest on Wednesday morning. They say school board member warned them students and staff who join strikes would be expelled or dismissed, prompting school to issue clarification.

4 Sep 2019 - 10:59PM

Students at Chinese Foundation Secondary School in Siu Sai Wan hold silent protest on Wednesday morning. They say school board member warned them students and staff who join strikes would be expelled or dismissed, prompting school to issue clarification.

School says students who join Hong Kong class boycott with parents’ permission will not be punished, after pupils protest
Hong Kong protests: school pupil injured after being chased by police during anti-government demonstrations in Tai Po

Schoolboy suffers injuries as policeman chases him in front of Confucian Tai Shing Ho Kwok Pui Chun College in Tai Po on second day of citywide strike.

6 Sep 2019 - 1:46PM

Schoolboy suffers injuries as policeman chases him in front of Confucian Tai Shing Ho Kwok Pui Chun College in Tai Po on second day of citywide strike.

Hong Kong protests: school pupil injured after being chased by police during anti-government demonstrations in Tai Po
Thousands attend Hong Kong rally to kick off university class boycott

Sit-in at Chinese University draws an estimated 30,000 at start of two-week strike. School pupils at separate event in Central demand the government listen to protesters’ demands.

2 Sep 2019 - 7:45PM

Sit-in at Chinese University draws an estimated 30,000 at start of two-week strike. School pupils at separate event in Central demand the government listen to protesters’ demands.

Thousands attend Hong Kong rally to kick off university class boycott
Hong Kong police provide personal alarms to children of officers in response to cyberbullying and threats of attack amid worsening protest violence

Thousands of the personal alarms have been dished out at various police stations ahead of the new academic year next week.

31 Aug 2019 - 11:47AM

Thousands of the personal alarms have been dished out at various police stations ahead of the new academic year next week.

Hong Kong police provide personal alarms to children of officers in response to cyberbullying and threats of attack amid worsening protest violence
Hong Kong protests: secondary school pupils take charge of their own strikes using social media

Teenagers set up social media networks to plan their actions as part of school boycott push against the extradition bill.

30 Aug 2019 - 6:19PM

Teenagers set up social media networks to plan their actions as part of school boycott push against the extradition bill.

Hong Kong protests: secondary school pupils take charge of their own strikes using social media
How Asian immigrants are transforming San Francisco Bay Area’s food culture

The tech boom in Silicon Valley has propelled an influx of immigrants, particularly Asians, creating a unique opportunity for food entrepreneurs.

20 Aug 2019 - 10:13AM

The tech boom in Silicon Valley has propelled an influx of immigrants, particularly Asians, creating a unique opportunity for food entrepreneurs.

How Asian immigrants are transforming San Francisco Bay Area’s food culture
Hong Kong police supporters visit local stations to offer thanks to officers amid escalating anti-government pressure

More than 300 people gather at Central Police Station in Sheung Wan – while and some 245 Fujian association members rally in North Point.

10 Aug 2019 - 11:47PM

More than 300 people gather at Central Police Station in Sheung Wan – while and some 245 Fujian association members rally in North Point.

Hong Kong police supporters visit local stations to offer thanks to officers amid escalating anti-government pressure
Explainer | Explained: Australia's history, politics and ties with China

Since 2007, leadership challenges in the country’s two main political parties have resulted in a rapid turnover of prime ministers.

21 May 2019 - 2:40PM

Since 2007, leadership challenges in the country’s two main political parties have resulted in a rapid turnover of prime ministers.

Explained: Australia's history, politics and ties with China
From Chinese opera to racial tensions in Malaysia, Wikipilation is the digital video library dispelling Eurocentric history one film at a time

Wikipilation is a digital encyclopaedia of 10,000 global films and documentaries aimed at counteracting the Eurocentric dominance of history education, says its Norwegian creator.

5 May 2019 - 8:03PM

Wikipilation is a digital encyclopaedia of 10,000 global films and documentaries aimed at counteracting the Eurocentric dominance of history education, says its Norwegian creator.

From Chinese opera to racial tensions in Malaysia, Wikipilation is the digital video library dispelling Eurocentric history one film at a time
‘A disgrace’: Malaysian woman tried to scam US$700 from grieving Australian parents in missing phone hoax

A Malaysian mum has been charged with blackmail after attempting to demand money from an Australian couple in exchange for a missing phone containing photos of their dying baby – which she did not have.

2 May 2019 - 8:48PM

A Malaysian mum has been charged with blackmail after attempting to demand money from an Australian couple in exchange for a missing phone containing photos of their dying baby – which she did not have.

‘A disgrace’: Malaysian woman tried to scam US$700 from grieving Australian parents in missing phone hoax
Explainer | Explained: dictator Marcos, Duterte’s drug war and Islamic militancy in Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte ran for president in 2016 promising brutal purge of suspected drug dealers. Upon his election, he followed through on his campaign pledge.

21 May 2019 - 12:15PM

Rodrigo Duterte ran for president in 2016 promising brutal purge of suspected drug dealers. Upon his election, he followed through on his campaign pledge.

Explained: dictator Marcos, Duterte’s drug war and Islamic militancy in Philippines
Southeast Asia to suffer intense, more frequent drought without government action: UN and Asean report

The disaster has affected more than 66 million people in Southeast Asia over the past three decades; the study also finds it disproportionately impacts the poor, heightening inequality and increasing the prospect of violent conflict.

25 Apr 2019 - 2:21PM

The disaster has affected more than 66 million people in Southeast Asia over the past three decades; the study also finds it disproportionately impacts the poor, heightening inequality and increasing the prospect of violent conflict.

Southeast Asia to suffer intense, more frequent drought without government action: UN and Asean report
Mahathir, K-pop stars BTS and India’s LGBT ‘beacons of hope’: Asia’s most influential make Time 100 annual list

While Asia’s political heavyweights featured among the world’s influential leaders, South Korean boy band BTS won the readers’ poll for the second year in a row

19 Apr 2019 - 5:52PM

While Asia’s political heavyweights featured among the world’s influential leaders, South Korean boy band BTS won the readers’ poll for the second year in a row

Mahathir, K-pop stars BTS and India’s LGBT ‘beacons of hope’: Asia’s most influential make Time 100 annual list
Indonesia election: Jokowi declares victory while rival Prabowo rejects result

Citing exit polls and quick count surveys, the incumbent president tacitly claimed victory on Thursday as world leaders called to congratulate him.

19 Apr 2019 - 8:59AM

Citing exit polls and quick count surveys, the incumbent president tacitly claimed victory on Thursday as world leaders called to congratulate him.

Indonesia election: Jokowi declares victory while rival Prabowo rejects result
Explainer | Explained: Indonesia’s democratic transition and the role of political Islam

Indonesia was a Dutch colony from the early 19th century until it was occupied by the Japanese from 1942-45.

22 May 2019 - 1:45PM

Indonesia was a Dutch colony from the early 19th century until it was occupied by the Japanese from 1942-45.

Explained: Indonesia’s democratic transition and the role of political Islam
#JusticeForAudrey: Indonesian girl, 14, allegedly beaten and sexually assaulted by 12 high school students

The alleged beating of a 14-year-old girl by 12 high school pupils has sparked outrage on social media, where the hashtag #JusticeForAudrey has started trending internationally.

11 Apr 2019 - 4:24PM

The alleged beating of a 14-year-old girl by 12 high school pupils has sparked outrage on social media, where the hashtag #JusticeForAudrey has started trending internationally.

#JusticeForAudrey: Indonesian girl, 14, allegedly beaten and sexually assaulted by 12 high school students
Malaysia’s Kelantan Crown Prince to marry Swedish national on April 19, months after king brother’s shock abdication

Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra will marry 33-year-old Swedish national Sofie Louise Johansson in a ceremony ‘on a moderate scale’

8 Apr 2019 - 10:15PM

Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra will marry 33-year-old Swedish national Sofie Louise Johansson in a ceremony ‘on a moderate scale’

Malaysia’s Kelantan Crown Prince to marry Swedish national on April 19, months after king brother’s shock abdication
For millennial Asian travellers, here’s how to avoid a raw deal when booking trips online

Flight aggregators can sometimes give you a raw deal, the Hong Kong Consumer Council says. Seasoned travellers suggest taking the time to do price comparisons with airline websites.

7 Apr 2019 - 5:15PM

Flight aggregators can sometimes give you a raw deal, the Hong Kong Consumer Council says. Seasoned travellers suggest taking the time to do price comparisons with airline websites.

For millennial Asian travellers, here’s how to avoid a raw deal when booking trips online
Explainer | Gandhi to cow vigilantes, fake news and ‘watchman’ Modi: India’s election explained

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is promising voters he’s India’s ‘watchman’. Religious violence, unemployment, demonetisation, fake news and big-name opposition are some of the things he should have seen coming.

11 Apr 2019 - 5:58PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is promising voters he’s India’s ‘watchman’. Religious violence, unemployment, demonetisation, fake news and big-name opposition are some of the things he should have seen coming.

Gandhi to cow vigilantes, fake news and ‘watchman’ Modi: India’s election explained
In Singapore, even wanting to egg a minister gets you in trouble with the police

A 20-year-old posted online that he would like to emulate the actions of an Australian teen who had hit a senator with an egg. Then a police investigation was launched.

30 Mar 2019 - 10:58AM

A 20-year-old posted online that he would like to emulate the actions of an Australian teen who had hit a senator with an egg. Then a police investigation was launched.

In Singapore, even wanting to egg a minister gets you in trouble with the police