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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15 million people given Covid-19 vaccines in China as Spring Festival nears

Transport ministry forecasts 40 per cent drop in holiday traffic as public urged to stay home for Lunar New Year.

21 Jan 2021 - 11:24AM

Transport ministry forecasts 40 per cent drop in holiday traffic as public urged to stay home for Lunar New Year.

15 million people given Covid-19 vaccines in China as Spring Festival nears
Coronavirus: experts say no reason for alarm over reports elderly people died after being given vaccine

It was reported that 29 elderly people had died in Norway after receiving the jabs, but scientists urge caution saying they were all high-risk cases.

19 Jan 2021 - 2:32PM

It was reported that 29 elderly people had died in Norway after receiving the jabs, but scientists urge caution saying they were all high-risk cases.

Coronavirus: experts say no reason for alarm over reports elderly people died after being given vaccine
Coronavirus: WHO investigator cleared for China as quarantined team starts work online

Beijing says one of two experts still in Singapore was negative in a second round of Covid-19 antibody tests but the other scientist was positive.

15 Jan 2021 - 11:09PM

Beijing says one of two experts still in Singapore was negative in a second round of Covid-19 antibody tests but the other scientist was positive.

Coronavirus: WHO investigator cleared for China as quarantined team starts work online
China reports first Covid-19 death in 8 months as thousands of Hebei residents are evacuated

People moved to quarantine centre from high-risk parts of provincial capital Shijiazhuang, as CDC chief backs ‘whack-a-mole’ lockdowns to contain the outbreak.

14 Jan 2021 - 10:44PM

People moved to quarantine centre from high-risk parts of provincial capital Shijiazhuang, as CDC chief backs ‘whack-a-mole’ lockdowns to contain the outbreak.

China reports first Covid-19 death in 8 months as thousands of Hebei residents are evacuated
Coronavirus: two scientists on WHO team barred from China after testing positive for antibodies

Researchers still in Singapore awaiting further confirmation as rest of group arrives in Wuhan.

14 Jan 2021 - 7:48PM

Researchers still in Singapore awaiting further confirmation as rest of group arrives in Wuhan.

Coronavirus: two scientists on WHO team barred from China after testing positive for antibodies
Stumble start on way to China for WHO coronavirus origins team after two stranded in Singapore after positive Covid-19 test

Most of the international experts arrive in Wuhan but two remain in Singapore after testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies.

15 Jan 2021 - 12:31AM

Most of the international experts arrive in Wuhan but two remain in Singapore after testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies.

Stumble start on way to China for WHO coronavirus origins team after two stranded in Singapore after positive Covid-19 test
China makes new laws to regulate hi-tech sector a major priority for next five years

Plans to overhaul legal system will include reforms to ‘overcome shortcomings’ in areas such as AI, cloud computing and online finance.

12 Jan 2021 - 8:34AM

Plans to overhaul legal system will include reforms to ‘overcome shortcomings’ in areas such as AI, cloud computing and online finance.

China makes new laws to regulate hi-tech sector a major priority for next five years
Coronavirus: after the outbreak, asymptomatic cases lurked in Wuhan, study finds

Researchers say blood samples indicate that at least two-thirds of people with the virus in the city showed no signs of it.

8 Jan 2021 - 5:48AM

Researchers say blood samples indicate that at least two-thirds of people with the virus in the city showed no signs of it.

Coronavirus: after the outbreak, asymptomatic cases lurked in Wuhan, study finds
China ‘in close communication’ with WHO on Covid-19 origins mission

Foreign ministry says arrangements are still being discussed for team of international scientists to visit the country.

6 Jan 2021 - 11:25PM

Foreign ministry says arrangements are still being discussed for team of international scientists to visit the country.

China ‘in close communication’ with WHO on Covid-19 origins mission
China space station on track for 2022 with core module to launch in spring

Astronauts are already in training and construction of module and rocket launcher has been completed.

26 Dec 2020 - 11:09PM

Astronauts are already in training and construction of module and rocket launcher has been completed.

China space station on track for 2022 with core module to launch in spring
Coronavirus: Sinopharm vaccine undergoing regulatory review, report says

Centre for Drug Evaluation reviewing company’s application to release one of its two candidates to market, Chinese news website says.

25 Dec 2020 - 2:13AM

Centre for Drug Evaluation reviewing company’s application to release one of its two candidates to market, Chinese news website says.

Coronavirus: Sinopharm vaccine undergoing regulatory review, report says
Chinese medical school launches recruitment programme

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College in Beijing says it is looking for 100 postdoctoral researchers and professors.

24 Dec 2020 - 6:00AM

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College in Beijing says it is looking for 100 postdoctoral researchers and professors.

Chinese medical school launches recruitment programme
China outlines system to subject foreign investors to national security review

Rules cover everything from defence and technology to infrastructure, transport and financial services but officials insist they are not protectionist.

22 Dec 2020 - 9:15AM

Rules cover everything from defence and technology to infrastructure, transport and financial services but officials insist they are not protectionist.

China outlines system to subject foreign investors to national security review
A fifth of the world’s population may have to wait more than a year to get Covid-19 vaccine

Study finds that richer countries account for more than half the reservations placed with drug companies.

20 Dec 2020 - 2:41PM

Study finds that richer countries account for more than half the reservations placed with drug companies.

A fifth of the world’s population may have to wait more than a year to get Covid-19 vaccine
US-China tech war: rivals no longer worlds apart as they shoot for the moon

Billing the rivalry as market vs state may be an oversimplification, with China’s R&D spend increasingly market-driven as it seeks to incentivise innovation.

18 Dec 2020 - 4:18AM

Billing the rivalry as market vs state may be an oversimplification, with China’s R&D spend increasingly market-driven as it seeks to incentivise innovation.

US-China tech war: rivals no longer worlds apart as they shoot for the moon
The US-China neutrino hunt that opened a path to discovery

An international experiment in southern China yielded invaluable information about a slippery subatomic particle, researchers say.

15 Dec 2020 - 10:22PM

An international experiment in southern China yielded invaluable information about a slippery subatomic particle, researchers say.

The US-China neutrino hunt that opened a path to discovery
Coronavirus: WHO wants end to ‘panic-then-forget’ approach to epidemics

Global health body has warned that Covid-19 ‘may just be a harbinger of what may come’ and governments must prepare for the next crisis.

29 Dec 2020 - 4:31PM

Global health body has warned that Covid-19 ‘may just be a harbinger of what may come’ and governments must prepare for the next crisis.

Coronavirus: WHO wants end to ‘panic-then-forget’ approach to epidemics
Compulsory face masks helped cut German Covid-19 infections by almost 50 per cent, study finds

Study concludes masks are the one of the most cost-effective ways to fight the disease with a cost that is ‘close to zero’ compared with other measures.

6 Dec 2020 - 1:13AM

Study concludes masks are the one of the most cost-effective ways to fight the disease with a cost that is ‘close to zero’ compared with other measures.

Compulsory face masks helped cut German Covid-19 infections by almost 50 per cent, study finds
China-US relations: Beijing could ‘reopen consulate, let journalists back in’

Chinese ambassador says it all rests on American policy towards China and whether Washington aims to contain Beijing.

4 Dec 2020 - 11:43PM

Chinese ambassador says it all rests on American policy towards China and whether Washington aims to contain Beijing.

China-US relations: Beijing could ‘reopen consulate, let journalists back in’
Chang’e 5 mission: China’s moon probe seals lunar rocks and soil in airtight capsules for return to Earth

Lunar rocks and dust have been sealed and packaged on the surface of the moon for best preservation, China National Space Administration says.

3 Dec 2020 - 11:06PM

Lunar rocks and dust have been sealed and packaged on the surface of the moon for best preservation, China National Space Administration says.

Chang’e 5 mission: China’s moon probe seals lunar rocks and soil in airtight capsules for return to Earth
Three-test coronavirus travel rule satisfies China’s need for strict control but Indians question necessity

India has almost hit 9 million Covid-19 cases and neighbouring China seeks to ensure no new outbreaks are imported by travellers.

18 Nov 2020 - 11:10PM

India has almost hit 9 million Covid-19 cases and neighbouring China seeks to ensure no new outbreaks are imported by travellers.

Three-test coronavirus travel rule satisfies China’s need for strict control but Indians question necessity
In China, is Big Brother everywhere? Not quite yet, report says

Local and central governments have spent billions of yuan building camera surveillance networks but it’s not an all-seeing system, researchers say.

10 Nov 2020 - 9:42AM

Local and central governments have spent billions of yuan building camera surveillance networks but it’s not an all-seeing system, researchers say.

In China, is Big Brother everywhere? Not quite yet, report says
Coronavirus: public education key to China’s fight, disease expert says

Zhong Nanshan says general understanding about control measures eased fears and helped contain outbreaks.

11 Nov 2020 - 1:20PM

Zhong Nanshan says general understanding about control measures eased fears and helped contain outbreaks.

Coronavirus: public education key to China’s fight, disease expert says
Shenzhen must attract top talent to keep growing, Chinese President Xi Jinping says

City needs “scientific and technological leaders, tech-savvy young adults and high-level innovative teams”, president says.

14 Oct 2020 - 9:30PM

City needs “scientific and technological leaders, tech-savvy young adults and high-level innovative teams”, president says.

Shenzhen must attract top talent to keep growing, Chinese President Xi Jinping says
5 takeaways from Xi Jinping’s speech during 40th anniversary visit to Shenzhen

Chinese president full of praise for people of southern tech hub on visit to mark 40th anniversary of it becoming China’s first special economic zone.

15 Oct 2020 - 3:59AM

Chinese president full of praise for people of southern tech hub on visit to mark 40th anniversary of it becoming China’s first special economic zone.

5 takeaways from Xi Jinping’s speech during 40th anniversary visit to Shenzhen
Coronavirus: risk of ADE low with new Chinese vaccine candidate, researchers say

Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) is a side-effect of inoculation that can make a virus more harmful.

8 Oct 2020 - 10:37PM

Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) is a side-effect of inoculation that can make a virus more harmful.

Coronavirus: risk of ADE low with new Chinese vaccine candidate, researchers say
‘China has been taking advantage of America for decades’: Mike Pence holds Donald Trump’s line during debate

In the lead-up to the November 3 election, vice-presidential candidates discuss the US-China relationship and its effect on their country.

9 Oct 2020 - 1:13AM

In the lead-up to the November 3 election, vice-presidential candidates discuss the US-China relationship and its effect on their country.

‘China has been taking advantage of America for decades’: Mike Pence holds Donald Trump’s line during debate
Coronavirus could kill more than 2 million people by the end of the year, researchers say

It’s accelerating because the virus is so infectious and control measures aren’t coordinated and systematic, according to health expert.

6 Oct 2020 - 4:56PM

It’s accelerating because the virus is so infectious and control measures aren’t coordinated and systematic, according to health expert.

Coronavirus could kill more than 2 million people by the end of the year, researchers say
Trump coronavirus diagnosis means tougher US line on China, analysts say

Positive test result will be used as justification for the US president to use harder China-bashing tactics, observers say

3 Oct 2020 - 3:29AM

Positive test result will be used as justification for the US president to use harder China-bashing tactics, observers say

Trump coronavirus diagnosis means tougher US line on China, analysts say
Chinese journalist tells of upset caused when Australian intelligence agents raided his home

Yang Jingzhong says more than 10 police and security officers searched his flat for seven hours, confiscated his devices and documents.

1 Oct 2020 - 3:30PM

Yang Jingzhong says more than 10 police and security officers searched his flat for seven hours, confiscated his devices and documents.

Chinese journalist tells of upset caused when Australian intelligence agents raided his home