Jack Lau

Jack Lau

Graduate trainee

Jack joined the Post in 2020 after studying journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Before that, he read law in London and Hong Kong, where he assisted with research in Chinese legal institutions and civil dispute resolution.

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Veteran Australian judge James Spigelman resigns from Hong Kong’s top court, citing national security law

More Western judges could follow suit, hampering ability of Court of Final Appeal to attract top jurists from overseas, experts say.

19 Sep 2020 - 4:20AM

More Western judges could follow suit, hampering ability of Court of Final Appeal to attract top jurists from overseas, experts say.

Veteran Australian judge James Spigelman resigns from Hong Kong’s top court, citing national security law
Hong Kong’s No 2 defends national security law as ‘vital’ in statement to UN Human Rights Council

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung maintains that freedoms will be respected under the law, but the UN’s rights chief has urged a review of any ‘negative consequences’.

16 Sep 2020 - 11:15PM

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung maintains that freedoms will be respected under the law, but the UN’s rights chief has urged a review of any ‘negative consequences’.

Hong Kong’s No 2 defends national security law as ‘vital’ in statement to UN Human Rights Council
Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam says calling 12 detained in Shenzhen ‘democracy activists’ a bid to distract from wanted status

‘Essence of the matter’ is that local police are seeking members of the group for alleged crimes tied to anti-government protests, city leader says at press briefing.

15 Sep 2020 - 11:39PM

‘Essence of the matter’ is that local police are seeking members of the group for alleged crimes tied to anti-government protests, city leader says at press briefing.

Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam says calling 12 detained in Shenzhen ‘democracy activists’ a bid to distract from wanted status
District councillors lodge formal complaint after Hongkong Post refuses to mail reports critical of government to their constituents

Democratic Party district councillors contact ombudsman with one accusing post office of ‘promoting self-censorship’, after it refuses to handle reports critical of government’s response to ‘Wuhan pneumonia’.

14 Sep 2020 - 11:38PM

Democratic Party district councillors contact ombudsman with one accusing post office of ‘promoting self-censorship’, after it refuses to handle reports critical of government’s response to ‘Wuhan pneumonia’.

District councillors lodge formal complaint after Hongkong Post refuses to mail reports critical of government to their constituents
Hongkonger arrested at sea and detained on mainland needs medication for depression, her lawyer says

The lawyer says his attempts to bring the matter to the attention of authorities had been met with unclear responses.

11 Sep 2020 - 8:00PM

The lawyer says his attempts to bring the matter to the attention of authorities had been met with unclear responses.

Hongkonger arrested at sea and detained on mainland needs medication for depression, her lawyer says
Hong Kong opposition group vows to take complaint against magistrate to judiciary, over case in which activist denied bail

Principal Magistrate Don So Man-lung comes under fire after rejecting bail for activist Tam Tak-chi, charged over uttering seditious words

10 Sep 2020 - 4:25PM

Principal Magistrate Don So Man-lung comes under fire after rejecting bail for activist Tam Tak-chi, charged over uttering seditious words

Hong Kong opposition group vows to take complaint against magistrate to judiciary, over case in which activist denied bail
Hong Kong opposition activist Tam Tak-chi first person charged under colonial-era sedition law since city’s return to China in 1997

Leading figure of localist group People Power becomes first person charged under colonial-era since handover in 1997. He faces a total six counts over uttering seditious words and of acting disorderly in public places.

8 Sep 2020 - 11:33PM

Leading figure of localist group People Power becomes first person charged under colonial-era since handover in 1997. He faces a total six counts over uttering seditious words and of acting disorderly in public places.

Hong Kong opposition activist Tam Tak-chi first person charged under colonial-era sedition law since city’s return to China in 1997
Carrie Lam denies Hong Kong activist’s sedition arrest a threat to free speech, declines to address police tackling of 12-year-old girl

Criticism of government officials alone not enough to warrant sedition charges, Lam says, while adding the age of the colonial-era law was irrelevant.

8 Sep 2020 - 4:18PM

Criticism of government officials alone not enough to warrant sedition charges, Lam says, while adding the age of the colonial-era law was irrelevant.

Carrie Lam denies Hong Kong activist’s sedition arrest a threat to free speech, declines to address police tackling of 12-year-old girl
Hong Kong legal experts see free speech threat in colonial-era law’s ‘vague’ language, as national security unit’s decision to handle activist’s case splits lawmakers

Former HKU law school dean, current lecturer argue law’s wording leaves ‘little room for freedom of speech’, a point contested by former Bar chief.

7 Sep 2020 - 11:07PM

Former HKU law school dean, current lecturer argue law’s wording leaves ‘little room for freedom of speech’, a point contested by former Bar chief.

Hong Kong legal experts see free speech threat in colonial-era law’s ‘vague’ language, as national security unit’s decision to handle activist’s case splits lawmakers
Hong Kong third wave: massage parlours and gyms finally reopen but where are all the customers?

The Sauna & Spa massage parlour in Tsim Sha Tsui has spent tens of thousands of dollars on protective gear, but bookings down by half. For Ray Or’s Muay Thai gym in Mong Kok, coaches can only teach a few students at a time, which means less pay for them.

4 Sep 2020 - 10:43PM

The Sauna & Spa massage parlour in Tsim Sha Tsui has spent tens of thousands of dollars on protective gear, but bookings down by half. For Ray Or’s Muay Thai gym in Mong Kok, coaches can only teach a few students at a time, which means less pay for them.

Hong Kong third wave: massage parlours and gyms finally reopen but where are all the customers?
Hong Kong’s Legislative Council to install large turnstiles inside building after opposition lawmakers stormed meetings

The barriers, 1.8 metres in height, will be set up outside meeting rooms to prevent proceedings being interrupted again.

3 Sep 2020 - 9:41PM

The barriers, 1.8 metres in height, will be set up outside meeting rooms to prevent proceedings being interrupted again.

Hong Kong’s Legislative Council to install large turnstiles inside building after opposition lawmakers stormed meetings
Bitter Trump could punish China and Hong Kong in event of US election defeat, sanctions expert warns

Former senior adviser to US treasury department says lame-duck president could lash out with more sanctions if he’s beaten by Joe Biden in November.

3 Sep 2020 - 10:47PM

Former senior adviser to US treasury department says lame-duck president could lash out with more sanctions if he’s beaten by Joe Biden in November.

Bitter Trump could punish China and Hong Kong in event of US election defeat, sanctions expert warns
Coronavirus: concerns mount over handling of waste at Hong Kong’s mass testing centres, as 152,000 more screened

Experts say the rubbish generated by testing facilities should be treated as clinical waste, though authorities insist current protocols are sufficient.

3 Sep 2020 - 7:23AM

Experts say the rubbish generated by testing facilities should be treated as clinical waste, though authorities insist current protocols are sufficient.

Coronavirus: concerns mount over handling of waste at Hong Kong’s mass testing centres, as 152,000 more screened
Hong Kong relaxes social-distancing rules as city confirms lowest number of new Covid-19 cases in nearly two months

Dine-in hours at restaurants will be extended by an hour, while gyms will be allowed to reopen from Friday.

11 Sep 2020 - 4:20PM

Dine-in hours at restaurants will be extended by an hour, while gyms will be allowed to reopen from Friday.

Hong Kong relaxes social-distancing rules as city confirms lowest number of new Covid-19 cases in nearly two months
A citizen’s duty or complete waste of time? Hong Kong residents explain why they either join or avoid mass Covid-19 test

For homemaker Yuen Mi-ling, the screening is part of her responsibility in helping the city get past the pandemic. Others, such as taxi driver Yau Cheong-him, are worried about infecting passengers, while some residents vow to skip the ‘wasteful’ process entirely.

2 Sep 2020 - 8:59AM

For homemaker Yuen Mi-ling, the screening is part of her responsibility in helping the city get past the pandemic. Others, such as taxi driver Yau Cheong-him, are worried about infecting passengers, while some residents vow to skip the ‘wasteful’ process entirely.

A citizen’s duty or complete waste of time? Hong Kong residents explain why they either join or avoid mass Covid-19 test
Coronavirus: 82,000 Hongkongers tested in first eight hours of Covid-19 screening scheme despite boycott calls

Number of people tested climbs as screening gets under way on Tuesday at 141 centres across all 18 districts of the city.

1 Sep 2020 - 9:28PM

Number of people tested climbs as screening gets under way on Tuesday at 141 centres across all 18 districts of the city.

Coronavirus: 82,000 Hongkongers tested in first eight hours of Covid-19 screening scheme despite boycott calls
Coronavirus: Hong Kong restaurants get much-needed lift as evening dining ban ends, but many still feeling the pinch

Smaller eateries tended to profit more from the rules relaxation, says industry figure, while city’s beauty parlours and cinemas got much-needed boost.

29 Aug 2020 - 12:37AM

Smaller eateries tended to profit more from the rules relaxation, says industry figure, while city’s beauty parlours and cinemas got much-needed boost.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong restaurants get much-needed lift as evening dining ban ends, but many still feeling the pinch
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to push ahead with easing social-distancing rules despite confirming 21 new cases

Cinemas will run at half capacity, while beauty parlours can only serve customers with appointments.

11 Sep 2020 - 4:20PM

Cinemas will run at half capacity, while beauty parlours can only serve customers with appointments.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to push ahead with easing social-distancing rules despite confirming 21 new cases
Coronavirus: Hong Kong Book Fair to tentatively go ahead in December after being postponed amid city’s third wave of infections

The decision to push ahead with the book fair, one of the world’s largest, before the end of the year is based on the results of a poll of fair exhibitors.

25 Aug 2020 - 11:01PM

The decision to push ahead with the book fair, one of the world’s largest, before the end of the year is based on the results of a poll of fair exhibitors.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong Book Fair to tentatively go ahead in December after being postponed amid city’s third wave of infections
US authorities give Hong Kong exporters some breathing room over switch to ‘Made-in-China’ labels

US Customs and Border Protection extends deadline from September 25 to November 9, while city’s economy minister Edward Yau says policy is ‘unnecessary and unreasonable’.

24 Aug 2020 - 11:29PM

US Customs and Border Protection extends deadline from September 25 to November 9, while city’s economy minister Edward Yau says policy is ‘unnecessary and unreasonable’.

US authorities give Hong Kong exporters some breathing room over switch to ‘Made-in-China’ labels
Hong Kong records 27 new coronavirus cases, as residents and staff of two care homes face quarantine

Friday marked the 19th day that the daily tally remained under 100, as the general trend of declining infections continued.

21 Aug 2020 - 8:34PM

Friday marked the 19th day that the daily tally remained under 100, as the general trend of declining infections continued.

Hong Kong records 27 new coronavirus cases, as residents and staff of two care homes face quarantine
‘Little logic’ in forcing Hong Kong’s biggest supermarkets to pass subsidies onto consumers through discounts during coronavirus crisis 

The government’s plan for subsidised supermarkets to give back to a struggling public with lower prices is being criticised as a bureaucratic mess that ignores simpler solutions.

20 Aug 2020 - 2:25PM

The government’s plan for subsidised supermarkets to give back to a struggling public with lower prices is being criticised as a bureaucratic mess that ignores simpler solutions.

‘Little logic’ in forcing Hong Kong’s biggest supermarkets to pass subsidies onto consumers through discounts during coronavirus crisis 
New Hong Kong civil servants told to behave or be fired, by city’s leader Carrie Lam

Chief Executive Carrie Lam warns new recruits not to create ‘negative impression’ when posting on social media and internet, and reminds them that pledge of allegiance to city and to uphold Basic Law is now mandatory.

19 Aug 2020 - 12:40AM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam warns new recruits not to create ‘negative impression’ when posting on social media and internet, and reminds them that pledge of allegiance to city and to uphold Basic Law is now mandatory.

New Hong Kong civil servants told to behave or be fired, by city’s leader Carrie Lam
Nutritional contents in some baby milk formulas overstated, Hong Kong consumer watchdog finds

Consumer Council finds discrepancies in six of 15 samples reviewed, but manufacturers say this is down to different tests and standards.

17 Aug 2020 - 10:58PM

Consumer Council finds discrepancies in six of 15 samples reviewed, but manufacturers say this is down to different tests and standards.

Nutritional contents in some baby milk formulas overstated, Hong Kong consumer watchdog finds
Stress-eating French fries, crisps amid pandemic carries hidden health risks for Hongkongers, consumer watchdog says

Fries at Five Guys and Ikea among locally sold products featuring levels of the carcinogen acrylamide that exceed EU standards.

18 Aug 2020 - 6:04PM

Fries at Five Guys and Ikea among locally sold products featuring levels of the carcinogen acrylamide that exceed EU standards.

Stress-eating French fries, crisps amid pandemic carries hidden health risks for Hongkongers, consumer watchdog says
Seungyoon from Winner has one of K-pop’s best voices, he acts and likes to try different things

Singer Seungyoon considered becoming a scientist or politician, before turning to music. He started out at 16 on a talent show and debuted in Winner three years later.

25 Jun 2020 - 10:42PM

Singer Seungyoon considered becoming a scientist or politician, before turning to music. He started out at 16 on a talent show and debuted in Winner three years later.

Seungyoon from Winner has one of K-pop’s best voices, he acts and likes to try different things
Astro’s studious Chan Eun-woo dreamt of being a doctor or lawyer until K-pop came calling

Cha Eun-woo of K-pop boy band Astro was a talented student who chose a life in show business. Not only is he a singer, but he has a successful career in film and television.

20 Jun 2020 - 11:49PM

Cha Eun-woo of K-pop boy band Astro was a talented student who chose a life in show business. Not only is he a singer, but he has a successful career in film and television.

Astro’s studious Chan Eun-woo dreamt of being a doctor or lawyer until K-pop came calling
Hyunjin of Stray Kids: the lead rapper, main dancer and best-looking member who wants to grow as a songwriter

Hyunjin is not satisfied with being the lead rapper, main dancer and ‘visual’ of Stray Kids, he also plans on becoming a musician who excels in singing and songwriting as his K-pop career continues to grow.

10 Jun 2020 - 5:17AM

Hyunjin is not satisfied with being the lead rapper, main dancer and ‘visual’ of Stray Kids, he also plans on becoming a musician who excels in singing and songwriting as his K-pop career continues to grow.

Hyunjin of Stray Kids: the lead rapper, main dancer and best-looking member who wants to grow as a songwriter
How HyunA went from Wonder Girls and 4Minute girl groups to one of K-pop’s biggest and sexiest solo stars

HyunA made her name with girl groups Wonder Girls and 4Minute, and by dancing in Psy’s Gangnam Style viral video. Today, she is one of K-pop’s biggest and sexiest solo performers.

30 May 2020 - 10:00PM

HyunA made her name with girl groups Wonder Girls and 4Minute, and by dancing in Psy’s Gangnam Style viral video. Today, she is one of K-pop’s biggest and sexiest solo performers.

How HyunA went from Wonder Girls and 4Minute girl groups to one of K-pop’s biggest and sexiest solo stars
Mino from Winner: the lead rapper, artist and fashion lover who wants to get away from his hip hop image

Mino long had hip hop in his blood, as part of another group before joining Winner and in duo MOBB with Bobby of iKon. His 2018 debut solo album XX, for which he wrote the music and lyrics, signalled a new direction.

26 May 2020 - 5:15AM

Mino long had hip hop in his blood, as part of another group before joining Winner and in duo MOBB with Bobby of iKon. His 2018 debut solo album XX, for which he wrote the music and lyrics, signalled a new direction.

Mino from Winner: the lead rapper, artist and fashion lover who wants to get away from his hip hop image