Jeffie Lam

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

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MTR Airport Express line from Hong Kong station back up and running after suspension

Services on rail link suspended just after midnight, but services resumed gradually from 10am.

24 Mar 2019 - 11:12PM

Services on rail link suspended just after midnight, but services resumed gradually from 10am.

MTR Airport Express line from Hong Kong station back up and running after suspension
US voices concern over Beijing’s ‘increased intervention’ in Hong Kong, but will maintain special trading status

Washington points to ‘diminished’ autonomy in decision outlined in 2019 Hong Kong Policy Act Report.

22 Mar 2019 - 11:04PM

Washington points to ‘diminished’ autonomy in decision outlined in 2019 Hong Kong Policy Act Report.

US voices concern over Beijing’s ‘increased intervention’ in Hong Kong, but will maintain special trading status
Hong Kong government may soften stance on controversial extradition amendment but city leader Carrie Lam says it needs to be passed by summer

Secretary for justice will have the final say on whether there will be .

19 Mar 2019 - 9:48PM

Secretary for justice will have the final say on whether there will be .

Hong Kong government may soften stance on controversial extradition amendment but city leader Carrie Lam says it needs to be passed by summer
Newly retired ICAC investigation chief Ricky Chu tipped to take over as head of Hong Kong’s equality watchdog

Sources say a selection board has shortlisted Chu, 65, to become the new head of the Equal Opportunities Commission.

19 Mar 2019 - 5:06PM

Sources say a selection board has shortlisted Chu, 65, to become the new head of the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Newly retired ICAC investigation chief Ricky Chu tipped to take over as head of Hong Kong’s equality watchdog
Police to investigate clashes in Hong Kong’s legislature after lawmaker and two security guards hurt during meetings of national anthem bill committee

Legco president Andrew Leung also said the legislature would come up with follow-up action to provide a safe working environment for staff.

18 Mar 2019 - 9:55PM

Legco president Andrew Leung also said the legislature would come up with follow-up action to provide a safe working environment for staff.

Police to investigate clashes in Hong Kong’s legislature after lawmaker and two security guards hurt during meetings of national anthem bill committee
Hong Kong MTR, hit by train collision, suffers second setback as woman falls on tracks at Kowloon Tong

Services suspended between Central and Admiralty stations and between Tai Wai and Mong Kok East.

18 Mar 2019 - 7:38PM

Services suspended between Central and Admiralty stations and between Tai Wai and Mong Kok East.

Hong Kong MTR, hit by train collision, suffers second setback as woman falls on tracks at Kowloon Tong
European Union voices concern over Hong Kong’s plan to allow extraditions to mainland China

Citing ‘effect amendments could have on EU citizens’, 28-member bloc becomes first foreign governmental body to officially air worries over Security Bureau’s plan.

15 Mar 2019 - 7:56PM

Citing ‘effect amendments could have on EU citizens’, 28-member bloc becomes first foreign governmental body to officially air worries over Security Bureau’s plan.

European Union voices concern over Hong Kong’s plan to allow extraditions to mainland China
Hong Kong’s justice department spends 70 per cent more on outside legal help for politics-related cases, with bill hitting HK$17 million in 2017-18

In all, the Department of Justice spent HK$300 million on ‘briefing out’ cases in the 2017-18 financial year.

13 Mar 2019 - 5:06AM

In all, the Department of Justice spent HK$300 million on ‘briefing out’ cases in the 2017-18 financial year.

Hong Kong’s justice department spends 70 per cent more on outside legal help for politics-related cases, with bill hitting HK$17 million in 2017-18
Business groups back former Hong Kong police chief’s proposal to ‘extradite killers first; worry about white-collar crimes later’ for fugitive transfers

Former police chief offers solution to thorny issue of getting public support for deal with other jurisdictions, including mainland China.

11 Mar 2019 - 11:29PM

Former police chief offers solution to thorny issue of getting public support for deal with other jurisdictions, including mainland China.

Business groups back former Hong Kong police chief’s proposal to ‘extradite killers first; worry about white-collar crimes later’ for fugitive transfers
Government adviser: no plans to increase size of public housing units for sale, some similar to micro flats

Critics slam newest batch of subsidised housing units, some as small as 152 sq ft, as too tiny for a decent life.

10 Mar 2019 - 10:26PM

Critics slam newest batch of subsidised housing units, some as small as 152 sq ft, as too tiny for a decent life.

Government adviser: no plans to increase size of public housing units for sale, some similar to micro flats
Ex-Hong Kong chief secretary Henry Tang and Exco member Jeffrey Lam join business sector in criticising extradition deal with mainland China

Secretary for Security John Lee continues to resist demands from the business community to leave 15 offences off the list of 46 covered by the proposal.

17 Mar 2019 - 12:12AM

Secretary for Security John Lee continues to resist demands from the business community to leave 15 offences off the list of 46 covered by the proposal.

Ex-Hong Kong chief secretary Henry Tang and Exco member Jeffrey Lam join business sector in criticising extradition deal with mainland China
Taiwanese mayor expected to meet Carrie Lam and Beijing’s top representative on Hong Kong visit this month
  • Han Kuo-yu, a pro-Beijing veteran of the Kuomintang party, will not discuss fugitive law with Lam, source says.
7 Mar 2019 - 10:56PM
  • Han Kuo-yu, a pro-Beijing veteran of the Kuomintang party, will not discuss fugitive law with Lam, source says.
Taiwanese mayor expected to meet Carrie Lam and Beijing’s top representative on Hong Kong visit this month
Extradition agreement with mainland China would damage Hong Kong’s ‘safe reputation’ for business, AmCham says

Chamber says international business community has grave concerns over the mainland’s court system.

17 Mar 2019 - 12:10AM

Chamber says international business community has grave concerns over the mainland’s court system.

Extradition agreement with mainland China would damage Hong Kong’s ‘safe reputation’ for business, AmCham says
Hong Kong pro-democracy group travels to Taiwan to discuss fugitive extradition proposal, risking wrath from Beijing

Group visits to compare notes after official says Taipei won’t sign any deal that implies Taiwan is part of China.

17 Mar 2019 - 3:39PM

Group visits to compare notes after official says Taipei won’t sign any deal that implies Taiwan is part of China.

Hong Kong pro-democracy group travels to Taiwan to discuss fugitive extradition proposal, risking wrath from Beijing
US Consul Kurt Tong refuses to apologise for questioning Hong Kong’s autonomy from Beijing, saying ‘open conversation is good for everybody’
  • Top US diplomat in Hong Kong stands by remarks that the Chinese Foreign Ministry office called ‘distortion and defamation’.
4 Mar 2019 - 11:30PM
  • Top US diplomat in Hong Kong stands by remarks that the Chinese Foreign Ministry office called ‘distortion and defamation’.
US Consul Kurt Tong refuses to apologise for questioning Hong Kong’s autonomy from Beijing, saying ‘open conversation is good for everybody’
Protests planned against proposal to hand fugitives to mainland China as resistance bolstered by Hong Kong’s business-sector lawmakers
  • Pan-democrats urge public outcry and announce two demonstrations against the proposal to hand over suspects to mainland China, Taiwan and Macau.
25 Mar 2019 - 11:46AM
  • Pan-democrats urge public outcry and announce two demonstrations against the proposal to hand over suspects to mainland China, Taiwan and Macau.
Protests planned against proposal to hand fugitives to mainland China as resistance bolstered by Hong Kong’s business-sector lawmakers
Hong Kong welfare chief says plan to buy private properties will not raise real estate prices

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong dismisses range of concerns, including the chance of collusion and effect on real estate prices.

1 Mar 2019 - 11:09AM

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong dismisses range of concerns, including the chance of collusion and effect on real estate prices.

Hong Kong welfare chief says plan to buy private properties will not raise real estate prices
Financial Secretary Paul Chan defends move to return HK$82 billion housing fund to Hong Kong’s coffers
  • Critics blast transfer of fund for public housing and civic infrastructure as a financial trick, with one lawmaker asking ‘Where is the integrity?’
28 Feb 2019 - 11:12PM
  • Critics blast transfer of fund for public housing and civic infrastructure as a financial trick, with one lawmaker asking ‘Where is the integrity?’
Financial Secretary Paul Chan defends move to return HK$82 billion housing fund to Hong Kong’s coffers
HK$20 billion plan to buy private property for care facilities ‘could result in collusion’, say Hong Kong lawmakers

Move to buy private property for building care facilities could lead to collusion between government and property investors, critics fear.

28 Feb 2019 - 5:34PM

Move to buy private property for building care facilities could lead to collusion between government and property investors, critics fear.

HK$20 billion plan to buy private property for care facilities ‘could result in collusion’, say Hong Kong lawmakers
Budget sweeteners for underprivileged and health care workers, and help for small businesses – but not everyone is happy

Sweeteners for poor and health care workers and help for small businesses, but not everyone is happy.

28 Feb 2019 - 5:47AM

Sweeteners for poor and health care workers and help for small businesses, but not everyone is happy.

Budget sweeteners for underprivileged and health care workers, and help for small businesses – but not everyone is happy
Concern once again over finances of Hong Kong Airlines, city’s third-biggest carrier

Air Transport Licensing Authority demands details of carrier’s financial situation, after two companies sued it for more than HK$150 million in unpaid fees for rented planes.

27 Feb 2019 - 10:40PM

Air Transport Licensing Authority demands details of carrier’s financial situation, after two companies sued it for more than HK$150 million in unpaid fees for rented planes.

Concern once again over finances of Hong Kong Airlines, city’s third-biggest carrier
Hong Kong budget 2019: six key takeaways, from tax relief to help for struggling businesses

Financial Secretary Paul Chan presented his budget on Wednesday, during which he announced HK$150 billion worth of initiatives and funding in two-hour speech.

27 Feb 2019 - 9:02PM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan presented his budget on Wednesday, during which he announced HK$150 billion worth of initiatives and funding in two-hour speech.

Hong Kong budget 2019: six key takeaways, from tax relief to help for struggling businesses
Hong Kong’s ailing public hospitals to get HK$5 billion injection in Financial Secretary Paul Chan’s budget for investing in advanced equipment

The plan is part of a basket of morale-boosting budget measures for public health care as overburdened frontline medical staff have reached breaking point.

27 Feb 2019 - 10:49AM

The plan is part of a basket of morale-boosting budget measures for public health care as overburdened frontline medical staff have reached breaking point.

Hong Kong’s ailing public hospitals to get HK$5 billion injection in Financial Secretary Paul Chan’s budget for investing in advanced equipment
Beijing backs city government’s ban on Hong Kong National Party, leader Carrie Lam says

City leader Carrie Lam asked to file a report on administration’s decision.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:10AM

City leader Carrie Lam asked to file a report on administration’s decision.

Beijing backs city government’s ban on Hong Kong National Party, leader Carrie Lam says
Can Hong Kong’s activists for self-determination get a second chance in politics?

Recent spate of disqualifications may show an administration taking seriously President Xi Jinping’s warning not to cross ‘red line’ of threatening sovereignty

31 Oct 2018 - 8:28AM

Recent spate of disqualifications may show an administration taking seriously President Xi Jinping’s warning not to cross ‘red line’ of threatening sovereignty

Can Hong Kong’s activists for self-determination get a second chance in politics?
Occupy co-leader Chan Kin-man ran towards the fight as others fled, but now he struggles to tell Hong Kong’s young not to leave as China’s grip on city tightens

President Xi Jinping’s rise to power a ‘turning point’ for Chan Kin-man, who says China would never have accepted him academically, even if he hadn’t pushed for democracy.

29 Oct 2018 - 11:04PM

President Xi Jinping’s rise to power a ‘turning point’ for Chan Kin-man, who says China would never have accepted him academically, even if he hadn’t pushed for democracy.

Occupy co-leader Chan Kin-man ran towards the fight as others fled, but now he struggles to tell Hong Kong’s young not to leave as China’s grip on city tightens
Statutory paternity leave for Hong Kong fathers extended to five days after marathon 13-hour Legislative Council debate

Opposition lawmakers had been fighting to extend the current three-day term to seven

25 Oct 2018 - 9:27PM

Opposition lawmakers had been fighting to extend the current three-day term to seven

Statutory paternity leave for Hong Kong fathers extended to five days after marathon 13-hour Legislative Council debate
Hong Kong media should quell talk of independence, by-election hopeful Chan Hoi-yan says, insisting Victor Mallet case has nothing to do with press freedom

Former television anchor says local media should make clear there is no room for discussion of city’s independence

23 Oct 2018 - 8:50PM

Former television anchor says local media should make clear there is no room for discussion of city’s independence

Hong Kong media should quell talk of independence, by-election hopeful Chan Hoi-yan says, insisting Victor Mallet case has nothing to do with press freedom
SCMP grants employees 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave and doubles entitlement for new fathers

Company becomes first local media outlet in Hong Kong to adopt new government initiative, announced in Carrie Lam’s second policy address – and also doubles leave entitlement for new fathers.

19 Oct 2018 - 11:30PM

Company becomes first local media outlet in Hong Kong to adopt new government initiative, announced in Carrie Lam’s second policy address – and also doubles leave entitlement for new fathers.

SCMP grants employees 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave and doubles entitlement for new fathers
Hong Kong MTR signal fault finally fixed after six hours of commuter chaos

Tseung Kwan O, Island, Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong lines hit by severe delays, with knock-on effect on road traffic.

16 Oct 2018 - 10:25PM

Tseung Kwan O, Island, Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong lines hit by severe delays, with knock-on effect on road traffic.

Hong Kong MTR signal fault finally fixed after six hours of commuter chaos