Holly Chik

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Holly Chik

Holly Chik joined the Post as a reporter in 2019. Previously, she interned at Reuters in Hong Kong.

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Does British backlash await Hong Kong national security law migrants?

Several think tanks in Britain have warned sudden influx of Hongkongers could put pressure on public services.

13 Jul 2020 - 11:30AM

Several think tanks in Britain have warned sudden influx of Hongkongers could put pressure on public services.

Does British backlash await Hong Kong national security law migrants?
Coronavirus found on frozen shrimp packaging but risk from food low, China says

Chinese customs suspends imports from three companies and urges Ecuador to step up food safety standards.

10 Jul 2020 - 9:06PM

Chinese customs suspends imports from three companies and urges Ecuador to step up food safety standards.

Coronavirus found on frozen shrimp packaging but risk from food low, China says
Scientists warn coronavirus can travel through the air for ‘tens of metres’ indoors

More than 200 researchers from over 30 countries warn that tiny respiratory droplets can infect people over a much further distance than the WHO’s one-metre minimum rule.

7 Jul 2020 - 10:18PM

More than 200 researchers from over 30 countries warn that tiny respiratory droplets can infect people over a much further distance than the WHO’s one-metre minimum rule.

Scientists warn coronavirus can travel through the air for ‘tens of metres’ indoors
Immigration firms report rush of Hong Kong BN(O) renewal interest

More Hongkongers file applications after Britain outlines path to citizenship in response to introduction of national security law.

4 Jul 2020 - 2:37PM

More Hongkongers file applications after Britain outlines path to citizenship in response to introduction of national security law.

Immigration firms report rush of Hong Kong BN(O) renewal interest
China lashes out at Five Eyes nations as Britain and Australia offer to help Hongkongers

BN(O) passports and possible arrangement by Canberra offer safe havens after enactment of controversial national security law, but anger Beijing.

4 Jul 2020 - 3:46PM

BN(O) passports and possible arrangement by Canberra offer safe havens after enactment of controversial national security law, but anger Beijing.

China lashes out at Five Eyes nations as Britain and Australia offer to help Hongkongers
Drills put Chinese border police and soldiers to counterterrorism test

From Xinjiang to Shanghai, officers take part in exercises simulating various unconventional security threats.

1 Jul 2020 - 8:00AM

From Xinjiang to Shanghai, officers take part in exercises simulating various unconventional security threats.

Drills put Chinese border police and soldiers to counterterrorism test
China says ‘some countries’ are trying to block its development by ‘interfering’ in Hong Kong

Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells Egyptian and Ethiopian counterparts that human rights is being used as an excuse to ‘attack and smear’ country.

30 Jun 2020 - 11:37PM

Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells Egyptian and Ethiopian counterparts that human rights is being used as an excuse to ‘attack and smear’ country.

China says ‘some countries’ are trying to block its development by ‘interfering’ in Hong Kong
China’s National Security Commission met in secret amid coronavirus pandemic

Officials told to be on alert for political, economic and external risks at April gatherings, according to statements from local committees.

30 Jun 2020 - 1:15AM

Officials told to be on alert for political, economic and external risks at April gatherings, according to statements from local committees.

China’s National Security Commission met in secret amid coronavirus pandemic
One in 20 people will need hospital care if they get Covid-19, study estimates

Researchers find those with underlying conditions are likely to make up ‘a large proportion of the additional health care burden’.

26 Jun 2020 - 11:25PM

Researchers find those with underlying conditions are likely to make up ‘a large proportion of the additional health care burden’.

One in 20 people will need hospital care if they get Covid-19, study estimates
Health care workers face threat of violence, along with dangers of treating Covid-19 patients

Criminals take advantage of the pandemic to launch cyberattacks on hospitals and the World Health Organisation.

25 Jun 2020 - 10:13PM

Criminals take advantage of the pandemic to launch cyberattacks on hospitals and the World Health Organisation.

Health care workers face threat of violence, along with dangers of treating Covid-19 patients
Explainer | Hong Kong national security law: how will China introduce it and who will be consulted?

As the Standing Committee of mainland China’s legislature holds a special meeting this weekend, who may pass the law, and when might its text be made public?

23 Jun 2020 - 9:12AM

As the Standing Committee of mainland China’s legislature holds a special meeting this weekend, who may pass the law, and when might its text be made public?

Hong Kong national security law: how will China introduce it and who will be consulted?
New Covid-19 outbreak at Chinese market is a warning for countries around world looking to ease restrictions

Health experts say Beijing outbreak is a reminder for all nations to stay vigilant and be ready to test and contact trace at the first sign of resurgence.

16 Jun 2020 - 1:12AM

Health experts say Beijing outbreak is a reminder for all nations to stay vigilant and be ready to test and contact trace at the first sign of resurgence.

New Covid-19 outbreak at Chinese market is a warning for countries around world looking to ease restrictions
Explainer | How Hong Kong protests erupted and what lies ahead for movement marking anniversary on June 9

As the bleak year of 2020 plays out under the spectre of a pandemic, it remains to be seen where the movement will head with a new normal.

9 Jun 2020 - 4:01PM

As the bleak year of 2020 plays out under the spectre of a pandemic, it remains to be seen where the movement will head with a new normal.

How Hong Kong protests erupted and what lies ahead for movement marking anniversary on June 9
Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil has been banned, but the city’s spirit of commemoration for June 4th shines on

The cancellation of the event amid the Covid-19 pandemic and Beijing’s plan to tailor-make a national security law for the city have put it under a fresh spotlight this year.

3 Jun 2020 - 9:42AM

The cancellation of the event amid the Covid-19 pandemic and Beijing’s plan to tailor-make a national security law for the city have put it under a fresh spotlight this year.

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil has been banned, but the city’s spirit of commemoration for June 4th shines on
Hong Kong police ban city’s annual Tiananmen Square vigil for first time in 30 years, citing Covid-19 threat

Vigil organisers ask public to light candles across city, say supporters still plan to enter Victoria Park on June 4 to observe a moment of silence.

1 Jun 2020 - 8:05PM

Vigil organisers ask public to light candles across city, say supporters still plan to enter Victoria Park on June 4 to observe a moment of silence.

Hong Kong police ban city’s annual Tiananmen Square vigil for first time in 30 years, citing Covid-19 threat
Hong Kong’s flagship industries including finance to suffer first from United States sanctions threat, minister warns

Commerce chief Edward Yau warns Washington against ‘economic suppression of Hong Kong’, saying professional services are particularly vulnerable.

29 May 2020 - 11:51PM

Commerce chief Edward Yau warns Washington against ‘economic suppression of Hong Kong’, saying professional services are particularly vulnerable.

Hong Kong’s flagship industries including finance to suffer first from United States sanctions threat, minister warns
Coronavirus: Hong Kong records 13 imported infections, but 15-day streak without local transmission remains intact

All of the latest cases involve residents flying back from Pakistan, where the pandemic remains severe, according to health authorities. The jump is the largest in nearly six weeks.

30 May 2020 - 12:10AM

All of the latest cases involve residents flying back from Pakistan, where the pandemic remains severe, according to health authorities. The jump is the largest in nearly six weeks.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong records 13 imported infections, but 15-day streak without local transmission remains intact
Therapy dog at a Hong Kong university helps students unwind

To help students release stress and learn about animal care, protection and welfare, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology introduced a dog therapy programme last summer. Students said spending time with the dog regularly helps them unwind and relax from school work.

27 May 2020 - 4:18PM

To help students release stress and learn about animal care, protection and welfare, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology introduced a dog therapy programme last summer. Students said spending time with the dog regularly helps them unwind and relax from school work.

Therapy dog at a Hong Kong university helps students unwind
Hong Kong pupils return to class with protests and coronavirus on their minds

Hundreds of local schools in city reopen after months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, while some pupils registered their opposition to national security and anthem laws.

27 May 2020 - 11:37PM

Hundreds of local schools in city reopen after months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, while some pupils registered their opposition to national security and anthem laws.

Hong Kong pupils return to class with protests and coronavirus on their minds
Task force to review facilities at San Uk Ling Holding Centre, where Hong Kong protesters say police abused them

Border district commander announces decision as legislators and members of the press visit San Uk Ling Holding Centre.

27 May 2020 - 8:50AM

Border district commander announces decision as legislators and members of the press visit San Uk Ling Holding Centre.

Task force to review facilities at San Uk Ling Holding Centre, where Hong Kong protesters say police abused them
Gohan the therapy dog helps Hong Kong University of Science and Technology students to keep stress at bay

Four-year-old Gohan has been with the university’s animal-assisted therapy programme since last year. Students are allowed to interact with him during one-hour mingling sessions.

23 May 2020 - 11:07AM

Four-year-old Gohan has been with the university’s animal-assisted therapy programme since last year. Students are allowed to interact with him during one-hour mingling sessions.

Gohan the therapy dog helps Hong Kong University of Science and Technology students to keep stress at bay
Coronavirus: Hong Kong records two new Covid-19 cases, both with European travel history

One person who tested positive had been studying at a secondary school in England, while the other had visited family in the Netherlands.

22 May 2020 - 11:34PM

One person who tested positive had been studying at a secondary school in England, while the other had visited family in the Netherlands.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong records two new Covid-19 cases, both with European travel history
Shaw Prize given to three European scientists for work on controlling neurons

Trio’s research focuses on optogentics – technology that can visualise and precisely control specific neural networks in the brain. Their findings could help treat mood disorders, drug addiction and paralysis.

22 May 2020 - 7:43AM

Trio’s research focuses on optogentics – technology that can visualise and precisely control specific neural networks in the brain. Their findings could help treat mood disorders, drug addiction and paralysis.

Shaw Prize given to three European scientists for work on controlling neurons
Coronavirus: some Hong Kong pupils return to school after four months of Covid-19 closures

International schools among first to welcome pupils back into classrooms after four months away.

20 May 2020 - 11:05PM

International schools among first to welcome pupils back into classrooms after four months away.

Coronavirus: some Hong Kong pupils return to school after four months of Covid-19 closures
Hong Kong surgical mask manufacturers to begin supplying government from late May under subsidy scheme

More than 40 million masks will be produced every month once all 20 production lines are at full capacity, according to the commerce bureau.

19 May 2020 - 10:33PM

More than 40 million masks will be produced every month once all 20 production lines are at full capacity, according to the commerce bureau.

Hong Kong surgical mask manufacturers to begin supplying government from late May under subsidy scheme
Coronavirus: government investment critical to restore public confidence during pandemic, leading economist says

The current one-off handouts will not solve larger challenges such as job creation, according to Lawrence Lau. Government should accelerate projects already in the pipeline, such as building a third runway at the airport.

18 May 2020 - 7:38PM

The current one-off handouts will not solve larger challenges such as job creation, according to Lawrence Lau. Government should accelerate projects already in the pipeline, such as building a third runway at the airport.

Coronavirus: government investment critical to restore public confidence during pandemic, leading economist says
Social distancing flattens coronavirus curve in US, but relax with caution, researchers warn

Study shows sharpest drop in worst-hit states after restrictions imposed after 12-day lag due to virus incubation period.

14 May 2020 - 12:57AM

Study shows sharpest drop in worst-hit states after restrictions imposed after 12-day lag due to virus incubation period.

Social distancing flattens coronavirus curve in US, but relax with caution, researchers warn
China recognises scientists and medical experts on front line of coronavirus pandemic

Awards for innovation will be given to teams who treated patients in the initial epicentre of Wuhan and scientists on the ground.

13 May 2020 - 4:44PM

Awards for innovation will be given to teams who treated patients in the initial epicentre of Wuhan and scientists on the ground.

China recognises scientists and medical experts on front line of coronavirus pandemic
Coronavirus on track to kill 1.3 per cent of infected in US, ‘conservative’ study finds

American researcher projects US death rate among symptomatic cases to be more than 10 times that of seasonal flu.

12 May 2020 - 3:56AM

American researcher projects US death rate among symptomatic cases to be more than 10 times that of seasonal flu.

Coronavirus on track to kill 1.3 per cent of infected in US, ‘conservative’ study finds
Books about coronavirus aim to ease children’s anxieties

Help is at hand for parents with a range of pictures and stories explaining the pandemic in simple terms.

9 May 2020 - 2:15PM

Help is at hand for parents with a range of pictures and stories explaining the pandemic in simple terms.

Books about coronavirus aim to ease children’s anxieties