Jack Tsang

Jack Tsang

Jack Tsang joined the Post as a reporter in 2021 and covers Hong Kong's housing, land and development policies. Prior to that, he was a reporter at Now TV News Channel focusing on legal affairs and housing issues.

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DSE: Hong Kong’s exam authority cancels English-speaking assessment amid Omicron outbreak

Exam authority chief says proximity required for English oral assessment could lead to ‘higher risk of [virus] transmissions’.

Exam authority chief says proximity required for English oral assessment could lead to ‘higher risk of [virus] transmissions’.

28 Jan 2022 - 9:17PM
Streamline building processes to cut average waiting time for public flat in Hong Kong to 3.7 years, think tank urges

Our Hong Kong Foundation’s report says average waiting time for public flats can be cut from 5.9 to 3.7 years if unnecessary processes or repetitive public consultations are reduced.

Our Hong Kong Foundation’s report says average waiting time for public flats can be cut from 5.9 to 3.7 years if unnecessary processes or repetitive public consultations are reduced.

24 Jan 2022 - 7:28PM
Hong Kong driver and passenger narrowly avoid death as airborne Black Lotus Exige slams into lamp post and splits nearly in half

Video shows luxury car mounting roadside planter in Tai Po and flying through air before slamming lengthwise into the lamp post.

Video shows luxury car mounting roadside planter in Tai Po and flying through air before slamming lengthwise into the lamp post.

22 Jan 2022 - 6:31PM
Crowded testing areas and no dinner for residents – chaotic scenes emerge inside Covid-hit public housing estates in Hong Kong

Carrie Lam says dinners could not be arranged for residents of Kwai Chung Estate’s Ying Kwai House on Saturday evening because of lack of preparation time.

Carrie Lam says dinners could not be arranged for residents of Kwai Chung Estate’s Ying Kwai House on Saturday evening because of lack of preparation time.

22 Jan 2022 - 10:25PM
‘Cunning’ Hong Kong landlords of subdivided flats accused of raising rents before control law kicks in on Saturday

The new law will cover about 92,200 homes, and landlords who breach it could face a fine of HK$10,000.

The new law will cover about 92,200 homes, and landlords who breach it could face a fine of HK$10,000.

21 Jan 2022 - 9:41AM
Hong Kong housing officials raise concerns about small flat size, design procedures of subsidised home ownership scheme

Housing Authority members note unsold batch of 500 shoebox flats under Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme, saying low take-up rate suggests such tiny homes do not meet buyers’ needs.

Housing Authority members note unsold batch of 500 shoebox flats under Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme, saying low take-up rate suggests such tiny homes do not meet buyers’ needs.

18 Jan 2022 - 3:36AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong uncovers Delta, Omicron cases in community, with 1 untraceable and another attributed to possible cross infection in quarantine hotel

The untraceable Delta case involves a woman who works at a pet shop in Causeway Bay, while the Omicron one involves a traveller who tested positive five days after completing quarantine.

The untraceable Delta case involves a woman who works at a pet shop in Causeway Bay, while the Omicron one involves a traveller who tested positive five days after completing quarantine.

16 Jan 2022 - 10:37PM
‘I think I’ll get sick waiting like this’: Hongkongers bemoan long queues outside Covid-19 testing stations in Tuen Mun

Residents ordered to undergo compulsory testing complain about long waiting times in the cold, lack of instructions from centre staff, despite seven more stations added.

Residents ordered to undergo compulsory testing complain about long waiting times in the cold, lack of instructions from centre staff, despite seven more stations added.

12 Jan 2022 - 8:45PM
Omicron: mass Covid-19 testing not viable for Hong Kong, medical experts say, amid growing calls to deploy strategy against fifth wave

Pro-establishment lawmakers at centre of appeals urging authorities to run universal community screening to uncover hidden chains of transmission.

Pro-establishment lawmakers at centre of appeals urging authorities to run universal community screening to uncover hidden chains of transmission.

10 Jan 2022 - 9:05PM
Omicron: Hong Kong shortens quarantine period for Covid-19 close contacts to 14 days to ease strain on capacity

Officials say capacity and public health reasons justify move.

Officials say capacity and public health reasons justify move.

11 Jan 2022 - 12:31AM
Omicron: Hong Kong officials released from quarantine will have to use vacation days to self-isolate; second unlinked Covid-19 case detected

The 11 officials will also have to undergo multiple rounds of testing before being allowed to return to work.

The 11 officials will also have to undergo multiple rounds of testing before being allowed to return to work.

10 Jan 2022 - 10:46AM
Housing Authority warns cheaper mortgage scheme floated by Hong Kong leader could hurt cash flow in coming years

Housing Authority will run into trouble if government goes ahead with mortgage plan that would slash payments and monthly instalments for subsidised flats, finance committee chair Professor Chan Ka-lok warns.

Housing Authority will run into trouble if government goes ahead with mortgage plan that would slash payments and monthly instalments for subsidised flats, finance committee chair Professor Chan Ka-lok warns.

6 Jan 2022 - 6:22PM
Hong Kong considering new mortgage scheme that would slash payments, monthly instalments for subsidised flats, city leader says

So-called progressive payment scheme would see down payments and monthly instalments roughly halved

So-called progressive payment scheme would see down payments and monthly instalments roughly halved

6 Jan 2022 - 1:32AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong vaccine bubble roll-out for restaurants, leisure venues and schools delayed to February 24, Carrie Lam reveals

Lam pushes back start of scheme barring the unvaccinated from restaurants, entertainment venues – and now schools – from before Lunar New Year to end of next month.

Lam pushes back start of scheme barring the unvaccinated from restaurants, entertainment venues – and now schools – from before Lunar New Year to end of next month.

4 Jan 2022 - 8:07PM
Hong Kong’s subdivided flats capped against rent increases in new legislation, 6 NGOs appointed to promote new law

New law caps rent increases at maximum of 10 per cent for every two-year lease period, cover 92,000 flats.

New law caps rent increases at maximum of 10 per cent for every two-year lease period, cover 92,000 flats.

3 Jan 2022 - 8:21PM
More quarantine hotel rooms needed for arriving domestic workers as manpower shortage could weaken Hong Kong’s economic recovery, labour chief says

Number of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong has dropped from about 400,000 to 350,000 during pandemic, Law Chi-kwong says.

Number of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong has dropped from about 400,000 to 350,000 during pandemic, Law Chi-kwong says.

3 Jan 2022 - 7:34AM
Omicron: second infection tied to family member of diner in restaurant cluster sparks fears of growing outbreak, as health chief warns Hong Kong at ‘tipping point’

Health secretary Sophia Chan warns city is at ‘tipping point’, urges residents to get vaccinated with boosters.

Health secretary Sophia Chan warns city is at ‘tipping point’, urges residents to get vaccinated with boosters.

2 Jan 2022 - 11:20PM
Sceptical Hong Kong oyster farmers brace themselves for Northern Metropolis plans to transform their Deep Bay village

Lack of details in development blueprint has residents asking if this might be ‘all talk, no action’

Lack of details in development blueprint has residents asking if this might be ‘all talk, no action’

2 Jan 2022 - 9:00AM
Hong Kong farmers worry Northern Metropolis plan leaves them out in the cold, uncertain if they can carry on

Farms in northern New Territories fall within development blueprint zone, but owners do not know how they will be affected.

Farms in northern New Territories fall within development blueprint zone, but owners do not know how they will be affected.

1 Jan 2022 - 5:25PM
New Year’s Eve countdown: Hong Kong cultural district to be closed off to uninvited concertgoers if crowds get too large

West Kowloon Cultural District to be shut off to uninvited revellers if crowds outside countdown concert get too large.

West Kowloon Cultural District to be shut off to uninvited revellers if crowds outside countdown concert get too large.

28 Dec 2021 - 11:39PM
Hong Kong wildlife officials put down 28 wild boars since start of urban area kill policy

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has mounted operations in five ‘black spots’ and launched another seven after referrals from police.

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has mounted operations in five ‘black spots’ and launched another seven after referrals from police.

27 Dec 2021 - 12:31AM
1 sailor dead, 2 missing after Hong Kong fishing vessel catches fire, sinks

Ten crew members abandoned the sinking vessel after the fire broke out, with seven rescued by mainland Chinese authorities.

Ten crew members abandoned the sinking vessel after the fire broke out, with seven rescued by mainland Chinese authorities.

26 Dec 2021 - 9:44PM
Hong Kong man, 2 others arrested over fake kidnapping plot to scam HK$300,000 ransom out of mother to pay debts

Mother reports to police that kidnappers had sent her video clips of her son being assaulted and demanded ransom.

Mother reports to police that kidnappers had sent her video clips of her son being assaulted and demanded ransom.

26 Dec 2021 - 8:44PM
University of Hong Kong removes Pillar of Shame sculpture marking Tiananmen Square crackdown in middle of night

While an HKU Council statement points only to unspecified ‘legal risks’, source tells Post colonial-era sedition law was cited during meeting that lasted over an hour.

While an HKU Council statement points only to unspecified ‘legal risks’, source tells Post colonial-era sedition law was cited during meeting that lasted over an hour.

23 Dec 2021 - 10:08PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong pandemic adviser calls for end to cargo aircrew quarantine ‘loophole’ after Cathay Pacific pilot’s Omicron case

Two-hour window for ‘essential’ travel in community risks potential outbreak, says Professor David Hui, as it brings Hongkongers face to face with new variant; city, meanwhile, adds eight new coronavirus cases, all imported.

Two-hour window for ‘essential’ travel in community risks potential outbreak, says Professor David Hui, as it brings Hongkongers face to face with new variant; city, meanwhile, adds eight new coronavirus cases, all imported.

19 Dec 2021 - 9:41PM
Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo vendors bemoan crimped sales as Covid-19 rules limit crowds, take taste-testing off menu

With visitor numbers capped at just half the old capacity, booths seeing far fewer visitors as popular Causeway Bay bazaar returns for first time since 2019.

With visitor numbers capped at just half the old capacity, booths seeing far fewer visitors as popular Causeway Bay bazaar returns for first time since 2019.

12 Dec 2021 - 7:10PM
Hong Kong cancer screening rates fall by up to 44 per cent since onset of Covid-19 pandemic, survey finds

More than half of the survey respondents are worried visiting clinics or hospitals will increase the risk of contracting the coronavirus.

More than half of the survey respondents are worried visiting clinics or hospitals will increase the risk of contracting the coronavirus.

12 Dec 2021 - 6:03PM
Number of Hong Kong families in subdivided flats set to hit record high, but housing chief says city on track to meet long-term demand for better homes

Housing minister on Wednesday says public-private split to remain at 70-30 amid ongoing demand for government flats; number of residents living in poor conditions, meanwhile, set to grow.

Housing minister on Wednesday says public-private split to remain at 70-30 amid ongoing demand for government flats; number of residents living in poor conditions, meanwhile, set to grow.

8 Dec 2021 - 10:44PM
Over 780 shoebox flats in Hong Kong’s subsidised home ownership scheme still unsold despite more than a month on market

As of Friday, 254 of the flats at Kai Chuen Court in Kowloon, offered under the Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme, still have not found buyers; all are smaller than 200 sq ft.

As of Friday, 254 of the flats at Kai Chuen Court in Kowloon, offered under the Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme, still have not found buyers; all are smaller than 200 sq ft.

3 Dec 2021 - 10:11PM
What was behind Hong Kong train door mishap? Prominent engineer questions official line, while transport group urges MTR to investigate

Engineer who has testified in dozens of court cases says it is unlikely a loose billboard part would generate enough force to dislodge a pair of train doors.

Engineer who has testified in dozens of court cases says it is unlikely a loose billboard part would generate enough force to dislodge a pair of train doors.

3 Dec 2021 - 8:55PM