Jeffie Lam

Hong Kong

Jeffie Lam

Correspondent

 

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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Hong Kong budget to hit record deficit of HK$139 billion with relief measures of HK$10,000 per individual and full loan backing for small firms

All adult permanent residents to receive HK$10,000 each under spending spree set to put government into the red for six years in a row.

27 Feb 2020 - 7:15AM

All adult permanent residents to receive HK$10,000 each under spending spree set to put government into the red for six years in a row.

Hong Kong budget to hit record deficit of HK$139 billion with relief measures of HK$10,000 per individual and full loan backing for small firms
Coronavirus: Lawmaker, local factory team for reusable, antibacterial masks, though efficacy against viruses unknown

The fabric, developed by PolyU researchers, is currently used in such household products as bedsheets.

31 Jan 2020 - 9:03PM

The fabric, developed by PolyU researchers, is currently used in such household products as bedsheets.

Coronavirus: Lawmaker, local factory team for reusable, antibacterial masks, though efficacy against viruses unknown
Hong Kong welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says latest relief measures aimed at the elderly and low-income people will pose a burden on city’s coffers

But Law Chi-kwong says the pressure on the government will decrease gradually due to a slower growth of the elderly population from next decade.

16 Jan 2020 - 8:28AM

But Law Chi-kwong says the pressure on the government will decrease gradually due to a slower growth of the elderly population from next decade.

Hong Kong welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says latest relief measures aimed at the elderly and low-income people will pose a burden on city’s coffers
Economists pour scorn on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s HK$10 billion welfare package

Economist Andy Kwan warns the cost of HK$2 fare concession scheme will balloon amid a fast-greying population, pouring scorn on the Hong Kong’s HK$10 billion welfare package.

15 Jan 2020 - 11:48AM

Economist Andy Kwan warns the cost of HK$2 fare concession scheme will balloon amid a fast-greying population, pouring scorn on the Hong Kong’s HK$10 billion welfare package.

Economists pour scorn on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s HK$10 billion welfare package
U-turn on elderly travel among Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s HK$10 billion welfare package

Other measures include more statutory public holidays and housing subsidies for people lingering on waiting list for a government flat, as city chief attributes the series of apparent policy reversals to a ‘breakthrough’ in official thinking.

15 Jan 2020 - 10:42AM

Other measures include more statutory public holidays and housing subsidies for people lingering on waiting list for a government flat, as city chief attributes the series of apparent policy reversals to a ‘breakthrough’ in official thinking.

U-turn on elderly travel among Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s HK$10 billion welfare package
Hong Kong party Demosisto drops support for self-determination after Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow’s election bans

Youth-led group changes mission statement to promoting ‘democratic and progressive values’ in city after previous wording led to election ban for two members.

12 Jan 2020 - 9:46PM

Youth-led group changes mission statement to promoting ‘democratic and progressive values’ in city after previous wording led to election ban for two members.

Hong Kong party Demosisto drops support for self-determination after Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow’s election bans
Hong Kong welfare minister apologises to Carrie Lam for going rogue in Legislative Council with maternity leave bill

Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says sorry for pressing ahead with bid to bypass Legislative Council committee without telling his colleagues.

12 Jan 2020 - 9:46PM

Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says sorry for pressing ahead with bid to bypass Legislative Council committee without telling his colleagues.

Hong Kong welfare minister apologises to Carrie Lam for going rogue in Legislative Council with maternity leave bill
Hong Kong protests: district council sets up task force to investigate mob attack at Yuen Long MTR station

Council meets for first time since elections in November left pan-democrats dominant, and immediately creates group to look at attack by armed men on commuters and protesters inside railway station on July 21.

7 Jan 2020 - 11:24PM

Council meets for first time since elections in November left pan-democrats dominant, and immediately creates group to look at attack by armed men on commuters and protesters inside railway station on July 21.

Hong Kong protests: district council sets up task force to investigate mob attack at Yuen Long MTR station
Police arrest nearly 50 accused of deviating from protest route amid march against mainland Chinese parallel traders in Hong Kong’s border town of Sheung Shui

Thousands of people had earlier gathered in a park and marched along streets in a demonstration against mainland parallel traders.

5 Jan 2020 - 11:34PM

Thousands of people had earlier gathered in a park and marched along streets in a demonstration against mainland parallel traders.

Police arrest nearly 50 accused of deviating from protest route amid march against mainland Chinese parallel traders in Hong Kong’s border town of Sheung Shui
Hong Kong protests: civil rights group accuses police of breaking international law after three observers are arrested

Civil Rights Observer says three of its members were caught up in mass arrests after New Year’s Day march.

3 Jan 2020 - 5:50AM

Civil Rights Observer says three of its members were caught up in mass arrests after New Year’s Day march.

Hong Kong protests: civil rights group accuses police of breaking international law after three observers are arrested
New year lucky draw featuring HK$4 million in prizes crashes just minutes after registration opens

Draw features more than HK$4 million in prizes, including round-trip tickets with Cathay Pacific, iPhones, supermarket vouchers, luxury hotel and spa stays and tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park.

1 Jan 2020 - 12:44AM

Draw features more than HK$4 million in prizes, including round-trip tickets with Cathay Pacific, iPhones, supermarket vouchers, luxury hotel and spa stays and tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park.

New year lucky draw featuring HK$4 million in prizes crashes just minutes after registration opens
From two-star Michelin restaurant to union organiser, Hong Kong chef’s career path is not what he had in mind

As head of the newly formed Hong Kong Hotel Employees Union, Alex Tsui is part of a rapidly growing group of trade unionists. At least 24 such groups were formed in the city this year – almost double the number in 2018.

27 Dec 2019 - 5:46AM

As head of the newly formed Hong Kong Hotel Employees Union, Alex Tsui is part of a rapidly growing group of trade unionists. At least 24 such groups were formed in the city this year – almost double the number in 2018.

From two-star Michelin restaurant to union organiser, Hong Kong chef’s career path is not what he had in mind
Hong Kong police officer points gun at protesters after rally in support of China’s Uygurs descends into chaos

One officer pointed gun after coming under attack but no live round was fired.

22 Dec 2019 - 11:21PM

One officer pointed gun after coming under attack but no live round was fired.

Hong Kong police officer points gun at protesters after rally in support of China’s Uygurs descends into chaos
Police reputation in tatters across the political divide according to online survey of Hong Kong voters

Nearly three-quarters of voters across the political spectrum say trust in the force has been eroded by handling of ongoing protests, according to study conducted by Blackbox Research.

21 Dec 2019 - 11:51PM

Nearly three-quarters of voters across the political spectrum say trust in the force has been eroded by handling of ongoing protests, according to study conducted by Blackbox Research.

Police reputation in tatters across the political divide according to online survey of Hong Kong voters
Macau handover anniversary: Xi Jinping begins visit by heaping praise on city for sticking to ‘one country, two systems’ policy

President Xi Jinping begins visit to casino hub to mark 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese administration.

18 Dec 2019 - 11:44PM

President Xi Jinping begins visit to casino hub to mark 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese administration.

Macau handover anniversary: Xi Jinping begins visit by heaping praise on city for sticking to ‘one country, two systems’ policy
South China Morning Post reporter denied entry into Macau to cover Xi Jinping’s visit for 20th anniversary handover celebrations

Senior journalist Phila Siu was detained and questioned for three hours before being sent back to Hong Kong.

17 Dec 2019 - 8:29PM

Senior journalist Phila Siu was detained and questioned for three hours before being sent back to Hong Kong.

South China Morning Post reporter denied entry into Macau to cover Xi Jinping’s visit for 20th anniversary handover celebrations
China’s leaders praise Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam over handling of protest crisis, but remind her she has yet to quell violence

President Xi Jinping says Chief Executive Carrie Lam has shown courage in tackling social unrest, and reiterates support for city’s police.

17 Dec 2019 - 12:03PM

President Xi Jinping says Chief Executive Carrie Lam has shown courage in tackling social unrest, and reiterates support for city’s police.

China’s leaders praise Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam over handling of protest crisis, but remind her she has yet to quell violence
Power failure at Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong triggers traffic congestion

The shutdown of electricity supply to the crossing’s auto toll system leaves motorists trapped in tailbacks on Sunday afternoon, before services returned after 3pm.

15 Dec 2019 - 3:54PM

The shutdown of electricity supply to the crossing’s auto toll system leaves motorists trapped in tailbacks on Sunday afternoon, before services returned after 3pm.

Power failure at Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong triggers traffic congestion
Unions band together to challenge opposition lawmakers’ bid to deny Hong Kong police a pay rise

Pan-democrats want officers excluded from annual discussion on funding for civil servants.

12 Dec 2019 - 11:00PM

Pan-democrats want officers excluded from annual discussion on funding for civil servants.

Unions band together to challenge opposition lawmakers’ bid to deny Hong Kong police a pay rise
Hong Kong protests: opposition lawmakers Eddie Chu and Au Nok-hin launch bid to reform ‘draconian and out of date’ Public Order Ordinance

Eddie Chu and Au Nok-hin argue the law has curbed Hongkongers’ freedom of assembly and allowed police to make mass arrests of anti-government protesters.

2 Dec 2019 - 9:15PM

Eddie Chu and Au Nok-hin argue the law has curbed Hongkongers’ freedom of assembly and allowed police to make mass arrests of anti-government protesters.

Hong Kong protests: opposition lawmakers Eddie Chu and Au Nok-hin launch bid to reform ‘draconian and out of date’ Public Order Ordinance
Hong Kong advertising workers down tools to promote anti-government protest movement instead

More than 1,000 attend rally to kick off week-long strike, attendees vowing to use the time to spread the word about the ‘yellow economy’ of pro-democracy shops and restaurants.

2 Dec 2019 - 3:07PM

More than 1,000 attend rally to kick off week-long strike, attendees vowing to use the time to spread the word about the ‘yellow economy’ of pro-democracy shops and restaurants.

Hong Kong advertising workers down tools to promote anti-government protest movement instead
Hong Kong protests: tens of thousands return to streets after days of calm as radicals trash shops with mainland China links

Peaceful march in Kowloon descends into chaos, ending the near-two-week hiatus of extreme protest violence.

2 Dec 2019 - 12:28PM

Peaceful march in Kowloon descends into chaos, ending the near-two-week hiatus of extreme protest violence.

Hong Kong protests: tens of thousands return to streets after days of calm as radicals trash shops with mainland China links
Masked protesters attack and trash shops in Hong Kong’s Whampoa district after stand-off with police following end of march

Among those targeted is a branch of the Japanese restaurant brand Yoshinoya and Best Mart 360, a popular snack shop chain.

2 Dec 2019 - 8:38AM

Among those targeted is a branch of the Japanese restaurant brand Yoshinoya and Best Mart 360, a popular snack shop chain.

Masked protesters attack and trash shops in Hong Kong’s Whampoa district after stand-off with police following end of march
From war zone to ‘prison’: voices from Polytechnic University siege, site of some of the worst violence amid Hong Kong’s protest crisis

Radicals and volunteers give their account of being part of the fierce clashes.

2 Dec 2019 - 4:25PM

Radicals and volunteers give their account of being part of the fierce clashes.

From war zone to ‘prison’: voices from Polytechnic University siege, site of some of the worst violence amid Hong Kong’s protest crisis
What were voters in Hong Kong district council elections saying? They are mostly fed up – and the opposition is fuelled by anger

Analysts have generally called tectonic outcome the result of people expressing their anger towards Beijing, the local government and police over their handling of protests.

28 Nov 2019 - 9:33PM

Analysts have generally called tectonic outcome the result of people expressing their anger towards Beijing, the local government and police over their handling of protests.

What were voters in Hong Kong district council elections saying? They are mostly fed up – and the opposition is fuelled by anger
Hong Kong election takeaways: has pan-democrat domination made them kingmakers in race to succeed Carrie Lam as chief executive?

As pro-establishment bloc licks wounds and its rivals seek to capitalise in long term on district council takeover, what can we expect in the election fall-out?

25 Nov 2019 - 3:54PM

As pro-establishment bloc licks wounds and its rivals seek to capitalise in long term on district council takeover, what can we expect in the election fall-out?

Hong Kong election takeaways: has pan-democrat domination made them kingmakers in race to succeed Carrie Lam as chief executive?
Hong Kong elections: middle-class voters desperate to make voice heard as prosperous areas see record turnouts of more than 80 per cent

Sunday’s elections are the first citywide polls since the unprecedented social unrest broke out in June.

25 Nov 2019 - 9:57AM

Sunday’s elections are the first citywide polls since the unprecedented social unrest broke out in June.

Hong Kong elections: middle-class voters desperate to make voice heard as prosperous areas see record turnouts of more than 80 per cent
Hong Kong elections: pro-democracy camp wins 17 out of 18 districts while city leader says she will reflect on the result

Tsunami of disaffection washes over city as pro-Beijing camp left reeling by record turnout and overwhelming defeat

25 Nov 2019 - 5:47PM

Tsunami of disaffection washes over city as pro-Beijing camp left reeling by record turnout and overwhelming defeat

Hong Kong elections: pro-democracy camp wins 17 out of 18 districts while city leader says she will reflect on the result
Options running out for last Hong Kong protesters trapped in PolyU campus but some radicals would rather ‘die than surrender’

Those inside say people have become wary of one another and avoid moving in big groups.

21 Nov 2019 - 12:12AM

Those inside say people have become wary of one another and avoid moving in big groups.

Options running out for last Hong Kong protesters trapped in PolyU campus but some radicals would rather ‘die than surrender’
Hong Kong protesters respond to online calls to ‘paralyse’ city by disrupting traffic and rail services

Overcrowding measures brought in at Kowloon Tong station as protests cause delays and closures on six MTR lines.

20 Nov 2019 - 3:30PM

Overcrowding measures brought in at Kowloon Tong station as protests cause delays and closures on six MTR lines.

Hong Kong protesters respond to online calls to ‘paralyse’ city by disrupting traffic and rail services