Jeffie Lam

Hong Kong

Jeffie Lam

Senior Reporter, Hong Kong

 

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.

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How Beijing’s top agency in Hong Kong plans to build national identity in city with architects’ help

Top architects, engineers from mainland China invited to share expertise with local students as part of high-profile campaign to instil patriotism in Hongkongers.

Top architects, engineers from mainland China invited to share expertise with local students as part of high-profile campaign to instil patriotism in Hongkongers.

How Beijing’s top agency in Hong Kong plans to build national identity in city with architects’ help
26 Oct 2021 - 10:33PM
Top Hong Kong government adviser defends proposed ban on lawyer choice for legal aid applicants

Ronny Tong insists choice was never the ‘sole consideration’ under lawyer allocation system, but critics say the right to pick your own representation is enshrined Hong Kong’s Basic Law.

Ronny Tong insists choice was never the ‘sole consideration’ under lawyer allocation system, but critics say the right to pick your own representation is enshrined Hong Kong’s Basic Law.

Top Hong Kong government adviser defends proposed ban on lawyer choice for legal aid applicants
25 Oct 2021 - 7:58AM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says fractured elbow suffered in fall at her official residence could take weeks to heal

Chief executive reveals on Tuesday her struggle to write and dress herself after tumbling down stairs at Government House the night before.

Chief executive reveals on Tuesday her struggle to write and dress herself after tumbling down stairs at Government House the night before.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says fractured elbow suffered in fall at her official residence could take weeks to heal
20 Oct 2021 - 7:47AM
Member of Hong Kong’s biggest pro-Beijing party appointed undersecretary for constitutional and mainland affairs

Ex-district councillor Clement Woo will become the seventh political appointee from the DAB to join Carrie Lam’s administration.

Ex-district councillor Clement Woo will become the seventh political appointee from the DAB to join Carrie Lam’s administration.

Member of Hong Kong’s biggest pro-Beijing party appointed undersecretary for constitutional and mainland affairs
18 Oct 2021 - 7:37PM
Hong Kong elections: only opposition party to allow members to run for Legislative Council ‘unlikely to make an impact’ even with candidates

Political wilderness looms for Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood following Beijing-decreed electoral reforms.

Political wilderness looms for Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood following Beijing-decreed electoral reforms.

Hong Kong elections: only opposition party to allow members to run for Legislative Council ‘unlikely to make an impact’ even with candidates
15 Oct 2021 - 11:40PM
Ousted Hong Kong district councillor told to repay HK$110,000 in allowances to government

Former Kowloon City district councillor Tony Kwok says he is considering seeking legal advice over the government’s ‘unreasonable’ move.

Former Kowloon City district councillor Tony Kwok says he is considering seeking legal advice over the government’s ‘unreasonable’ move.

Ousted Hong Kong district councillor told to repay HK$110,000 in allowances to government
15 Oct 2021 - 3:00AM
Hong Kong lawmakers in race against time to push through bills after Typhoon Kompasu shuts Legislative Council

Starry Lee, who heads a powerful Legco panel, calls on legislators to work overtime to clear backlog of six government bills.

Starry Lee, who heads a powerful Legco panel, calls on legislators to work overtime to clear backlog of six government bills.

Hong Kong lawmakers in race against time to push through bills after Typhoon Kompasu shuts Legislative Council
14 Oct 2021 - 10:57PM
Artist behind Tiananmen crackdown memorial at University of Hong Kong seeks diplomatic help to relocate Pillar of Shame overseas

Jens Galschiøt also requests through lawyers an HKU review of removal order on the Pillar of Shame, which pays tribute to victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Jens Galschiøt also requests through lawyers an HKU review of removal order on the Pillar of Shame, which pays tribute to victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Artist behind Tiananmen crackdown memorial at University of Hong Kong seeks diplomatic help to relocate Pillar of Shame overseas
13 Oct 2021 - 11:40PM
Hong Kong’s Democratic Party poised to skip election for first time in decades after window closes on nominations

A two-week internal nomination period has come and gone, with members either staying away or failing to meet a new threshold for running.

A two-week internal nomination period has come and gone, with members either staying away or failing to meet a new threshold for running.

Hong Kong’s Democratic Party poised to skip election for first time in decades after window closes on nominations
12 Oct 2021 - 2:32AM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam gets a to-do list from Beijing’s top office in the city, as it reveals public outreach sparked thousands of responses

Officials at liaison office in Hong Kong have compiled list of 500 items after meeting with residents, and deputy director says some of those will be passed on to the chief executive’s administration.

Officials at liaison office in Hong Kong have compiled list of 500 items after meeting with residents, and deputy director says some of those will be passed on to the chief executive’s administration.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam gets a to-do list from Beijing’s top office in the city, as it reveals public outreach sparked thousands of responses
12 Oct 2021 - 2:24AM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suggests Housing Authority pay cash subsidies to residents on waiting lists to accelerate delivery of new homes

‘If you build estates slowly, you have to pay,’ Lam tells Housing Authority as part of proposal to ease Hong Kong’s shortage of homes.

‘If you build estates slowly, you have to pay,’ Lam tells Housing Authority as part of proposal to ease Hong Kong’s shortage of homes.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suggests Housing Authority pay cash subsidies to residents on waiting lists to accelerate delivery of new homes
11 Oct 2021 - 11:25AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says agreement on how to suspend quarantine-free travel is vital for securing border deal with mainland China

Both sides must be clear on the triggers that will suspend quarantine-free travel, Lam says, adding Hong Kong cannot satisfy all of the mainland’s demands.

Both sides must be clear on the triggers that will suspend quarantine-free travel, Lam says, adding Hong Kong cannot satisfy all of the mainland’s demands.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says agreement on how to suspend quarantine-free travel is vital for securing border deal with mainland China
10 Oct 2021 - 10:56PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam dismisses suggestion Beijing officials in city have formed shadow government

Staff from liaison office launched outreach campaign to ‘listen directly’ to issues faced by Hong Kong residents, but rather than a threat to her administration city’s leader says it can only help resolve problems.

Staff from liaison office launched outreach campaign to ‘listen directly’ to issues faced by Hong Kong residents, but rather than a threat to her administration city’s leader says it can only help resolve problems.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam dismisses suggestion Beijing officials in city have formed shadow government
10 Oct 2021 - 6:21PM
Hong Kong leader vows to cut red tape, contain costs for Northern Metropolis, points to green bonds as financing prospect for mammoth project

Hong Kong leader commits to keep spending on series of major infrastructure projects evenly distributed and managed. She also moves to assure residents that development will not cause more congestion.

Hong Kong leader commits to keep spending on series of major infrastructure projects evenly distributed and managed. She also moves to assure residents that development will not cause more congestion.

Hong Kong leader vows to cut red tape, contain costs for Northern Metropolis, points to green bonds as financing prospect for mammoth project
20 Oct 2021 - 1:30AM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam lays out most ambitious policy blueprint of career, with far-reaching goals for housing and tech industry

Leader announces plans to build vast metropolis near border with Shenzhen and integrate the city more closely with national development.

Leader announces plans to build vast metropolis near border with Shenzhen and integrate the city more closely with national development.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam lays out most ambitious policy blueprint of career, with far-reaching goals for housing and tech industry
6 Oct 2021 - 11:38PM
Hong Kong leader defends disclosure system for senior officials after predecessor named in Pandora Papers leak

Interests that must be registered are clearly spelled out and filings are available to the public, Carrie Lam says when asked about media allegations against Leung Chun-ying.

Interests that must be registered are clearly spelled out and filings are available to the public, Carrie Lam says when asked about media allegations against Leung Chun-ying.

Hong Kong leader defends disclosure system for senior officials after predecessor named in Pandora Papers leak
5 Oct 2021 - 11:33PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader vows all-out effort to meet mainland China’s mark for reopening border, as ‘model city’ Macau struggles with outbreak

Macau authorities say cluster involving renovation workers has grown to four cases but that outbreak is linked to earlier infections among security guards.

Macau authorities say cluster involving renovation workers has grown to four cases but that outbreak is linked to earlier infections among security guards.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader vows all-out effort to meet mainland China’s mark for reopening border, as ‘model city’ Macau struggles with outbreak
5 Oct 2021 - 11:40PM
Hong Kong finance chief tight-lipped on potential leadership bid, issues emotional plea for city to ‘focus on healing as family’

Paul Chan urges residents to consider that city has stabilised after recent tumult, and that they stand to gain from raft of opportunities.

Paul Chan urges residents to consider that city has stabilised after recent tumult, and that they stand to gain from raft of opportunities.

Hong Kong finance chief tight-lipped on potential leadership bid, issues emotional plea for city to ‘focus on healing as family’
2 Oct 2021 - 3:40PM
No timetable for Hong Kong anti-sanctions law, finance chief Paul Chan says

Financial secretary makes strongest assurance yet to business community on national legislation.

Financial secretary makes strongest assurance yet to business community on national legislation.

No timetable for Hong Kong anti-sanctions law, finance chief Paul Chan says
1 Oct 2021 - 11:26PM
Hong Kong journalists at public broadcaster RTHK told they must uphold ‘constitutional order’ in new set of editorial guidelines

Hong Kong public broadcaster issues new directives for staff on safeguarding national security and cultivating national identity, but promises it can maintain journalistic independence.

Hong Kong public broadcaster issues new directives for staff on safeguarding national security and cultivating national identity, but promises it can maintain journalistic independence.

Hong Kong journalists at public broadcaster RTHK told they must uphold ‘constitutional order’ in new set of editorial guidelines
29 Sep 2021 - 11:28PM
Hong Kong finance chief ‘has the qualifications’ for city leader, but blasting US in report shouldn’t be read as political manoeuvring, heavyweight says

‘I don’t think he’s trying to show off his personal performance,’ Regina Ip says of Paul Chan report accusing Washington of using city as a pawn.

‘I don’t think he’s trying to show off his personal performance,’ Regina Ip says of Paul Chan report accusing Washington of using city as a pawn.

Hong Kong finance chief ‘has the qualifications’ for city leader, but blasting US in report shouldn’t be read as political manoeuvring, heavyweight says
28 Sep 2021 - 11:18PM
Fight club: Hong Kong Election Committee members strategise to sweep 40 seats for ‘patriot’ lawmakers

Former city leaders Tung, Leung among likely candidates for chief convenor of powerful committee, as pro-establishment parties go all out to get members elected lawmakers via Election Committee route.

Former city leaders Tung, Leung among likely candidates for chief convenor of powerful committee, as pro-establishment parties go all out to get members elected lawmakers via Election Committee route.

Fight club: Hong Kong Election Committee members strategise to sweep 40 seats for ‘patriot’ lawmakers
27 Sep 2021 - 10:20AM
Hong Kong elections: biggest opposition party ends special meeting with no decision on contesting Legislative Council poll

Group’s stance closely watched because of impact on competitiveness of coming race under Beijing overhauls.

Group’s stance closely watched because of impact on competitiveness of coming race under Beijing overhauls.

Hong Kong elections: biggest opposition party ends special meeting with no decision on contesting Legislative Council poll
26 Sep 2021 - 11:33PM
Hong Kong top official stops short of saying whether residents marking Tiananmen Square crackdown will breach national security law

Chris Tang points to ‘multidimensional’ approach to tackling such cases, after authorities quoted by June 4 vigil organiser as adopting new Beijing labelling.

Chris Tang points to ‘multidimensional’ approach to tackling such cases, after authorities quoted by June 4 vigil organiser as adopting new Beijing labelling.

Hong Kong top official stops short of saying whether residents marking Tiananmen Square crackdown will breach national security law
26 Sep 2021 - 10:23PM
End of the road: Hong Kong alliance behind June 4 candlelight vigil was a thorn in Beijing’s side for decades

Group formed to help Tiananmen Square protesters had wide support in the city, but knew all along its activities incurred Beijing’s displeasure.

Group formed to help Tiananmen Square protesters had wide support in the city, but knew all along its activities incurred Beijing’s displeasure.

End of the road: Hong Kong alliance behind June 4 candlelight vigil was a thorn in Beijing’s side for decades
26 Sep 2021 - 8:36AM
National security law: Hong Kong group behind June 4 Tiananmen vigil passes resolution to disband

Leaders of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China had earlier decided on the move.

Leaders of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China had earlier decided on the move.

National security law: Hong Kong group behind June 4 Tiananmen vigil passes resolution to disband
26 Sep 2021 - 2:21AM
Hong Kong elections: ‘majority support’ among Democratic Party members for Legislative Council boycott following Beijing’s system overhaul

Pressure mounting as membership of city’s largest opposition party gears up for watershed decision this Sunday on whether to field Legco candidates.

Pressure mounting as membership of city’s largest opposition party gears up for watershed decision this Sunday on whether to field Legco candidates.

Hong Kong elections: ‘majority support’ among Democratic Party members for Legislative Council boycott following Beijing’s system overhaul
23 Sep 2021 - 1:28AM
Former Occupy activist takes helm of Washington-based Hong Kong advocacy group

Alex Chow has been named the new board chairman of the two-year-old Hong Kong Democracy Council, succeeding Anna Yeung-Cheung.

Alex Chow has been named the new board chairman of the two-year-old Hong Kong Democracy Council, succeeding Anna Yeung-Cheung.

Former Occupy activist takes helm of Washington-based Hong Kong advocacy group
22 Sep 2021 - 6:59PM
Hong Kong group supporting mainland China lawyers to disband after police demand information citing national security law

China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group says it will dissolve this month and has already started voluntary liquidation procedure.

China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group says it will dissolve this month and has already started voluntary liquidation procedure.

Hong Kong group supporting mainland China lawyers to disband after police demand information citing national security law
22 Sep 2021 - 3:30PM
Carrie Lam says Hong Kong property developers more helpful on housing, but declines to confirm report claiming Beijing making tycoons toe line

‘All I can say is that the central government cares a lot about Hong Kong’s livelihood issues,’ city leader says while refusing to address ‘rumours’.

‘All I can say is that the central government cares a lot about Hong Kong’s livelihood issues,’ city leader says while refusing to address ‘rumours’.

Carrie Lam says Hong Kong property developers more helpful on housing, but declines to confirm report claiming Beijing making tycoons toe line
21 Sep 2021 - 11:32PM