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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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam cancels trip to Germany but sources say it is unrelated to granting of asylum to two riot fugitives

Pro-independence activists Ray Wong and Alan Li, who face charges over the Mong Kok riot, have reportedly been granted refugee status in Germany. Beijing urges Berlin to ‘respect the rule of law and judiciary of Hong Kong’.

24 May 2019 - 12:21AM

Pro-independence activists Ray Wong and Alan Li, who face charges over the Mong Kok riot, have reportedly been granted refugee status in Germany. Beijing urges Berlin to ‘respect the rule of law and judiciary of Hong Kong’.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam cancels trip to Germany but sources say it is unrelated to granting of asylum to two riot fugitives
Mong Kok riot fugitives offered asylum in Germany a ‘damaging blow’ to Hong Kong’s reputation and likely to anger Beijing, analysts say

Members of localist group Hong Kong Indigenous Ray Wong and Alan Li fled in 2017 after Mong Kok riot that left 130 people injured.

22 May 2019 - 11:20PM

Members of localist group Hong Kong Indigenous Ray Wong and Alan Li fled in 2017 after Mong Kok riot that left 130 people injured.

Mong Kok riot fugitives offered asylum in Germany a ‘damaging blow’ to Hong Kong’s reputation and likely to anger Beijing, analysts say
Hong Kong extradition bill: how murder of a pregnant woman, the US-China trade war and a determined leader have cranked up the heat in city’s political arena

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has told key aides her governance and credibility are on the line, but can she walk away from the worst political crisis since she took office two years ago?

18 May 2019 - 12:29PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has told key aides her governance and credibility are on the line, but can she walk away from the worst political crisis since she took office two years ago?

Hong Kong extradition bill: how murder of a pregnant woman, the US-China trade war and a determined leader have cranked up the heat in city’s political arena
Hong Kong extradition bill still in stalemate after both sides fail to agree on compromises ahead of Tuesday’s bills committee meeting

Peace offering of task force rejected, and former Legislative Council president calls on lawmakers from both sides to sit down and talk rather than ‘posing as gladiators’.

13 May 2019 - 11:16PM

Peace offering of task force rejected, and former Legislative Council president calls on lawmakers from both sides to sit down and talk rather than ‘posing as gladiators’.

Hong Kong extradition bill still in stalemate after both sides fail to agree on compromises ahead of Tuesday’s bills committee meeting
Hong Kong Security Bureau under fire from lawmakers for not revealing public feedback on controversial extradition bill

Bureau says two-thirds of public submissions were in favour of the extradition proposal – but lawmakers and the press want full disclosure.

6 May 2019 - 4:04PM

Bureau says two-thirds of public submissions were in favour of the extradition proposal – but lawmakers and the press want full disclosure.

Hong Kong Security Bureau under fire from lawmakers for not revealing public feedback on controversial extradition bill
Legco showdown looms as Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing camp tries to control extradition bill process with bid to unseat committee chairman

The pro-establishment bloc wants the House Committee to unseat its chairman – but veteran Democrat James To is ready to resist.

2 May 2019 - 8:43AM

The pro-establishment bloc wants the House Committee to unseat its chairman – but veteran Democrat James To is ready to resist.

Legco showdown looms as Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing camp tries to control extradition bill process with bid to unseat committee chairman
Hong Kong government caught on the hop by Sunday’s mass protest but it has very little wriggle room to withdraw controversial extradition bill

The government is still resolved to press ahead with the controversial bill despite opposition, but the affair could make it all the harder to pass the national security legislation that has long been on its agenda.

30 Apr 2019 - 10:51AM

The government is still resolved to press ahead with the controversial bill despite opposition, but the affair could make it all the harder to pass the national security legislation that has long been on its agenda.

Hong Kong government caught on the hop by Sunday’s mass protest but it has very little wriggle room to withdraw controversial extradition bill
Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Xizhe demands answers after he is refused entry to Hong Kong

Wang Xizhe says trying to enter Hong Kong as much of a gamble as buying a Mark Six lottery ticket.

18 Apr 2019 - 11:27PM

Wang Xizhe says trying to enter Hong Kong as much of a gamble as buying a Mark Six lottery ticket.

Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Xizhe demands answers after he is refused entry to Hong Kong
Crackdown on Hong Kong independence will continue, city’s leader Carrie Lam vows in report to Beijing on banning of separatist party

The 12-page document was the result of an unprecedented state letter issued weeks ago requesting a report from the chief executive on the outlawing of the Hong Kong National Party last year.

18 Apr 2019 - 11:29PM

The 12-page document was the result of an unprecedented state letter issued weeks ago requesting a report from the chief executive on the outlawing of the Hong Kong National Party last year.

Crackdown on Hong Kong independence will continue, city’s leader Carrie Lam vows in report to Beijing on banning of separatist party
Hong Kong extradition bill hits a stumbling block at Legco as first meeting of committee scrutinising it fails to elect a chairman

Pro-establishment lawmakers accused Democratic Party’s James To, who was presiding over the meeting until a chairman was elected, of filibustering

17 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

Pro-establishment lawmakers accused Democratic Party’s James To, who was presiding over the meeting until a chairman was elected, of filibustering

Hong Kong extradition bill hits a stumbling block at Legco as first meeting of committee scrutinising it fails to elect a chairman
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers seek last-minute adjustment to extradition bill to ensure Taiwan murder suspect faces justice

Last-minute proposal seeks a so-called sunset clause that would allow extradition to Taiwan for a limited time.

17 Apr 2019 - 3:49AM

Last-minute proposal seeks a so-called sunset clause that would allow extradition to Taiwan for a limited time.

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers seek last-minute adjustment to extradition bill to ensure Taiwan murder suspect faces justice
Harsh charges used against Occupy leaders could have ‘chilling effect’ on future of social movement in Hong Kong, legal experts warn

Convictions may lead to organisers thinking twice about holding rallies in the future, Civic Party official says.

11 Apr 2019 - 1:12PM

Convictions may lead to organisers thinking twice about holding rallies in the future, Civic Party official says.

Harsh charges used against Occupy leaders could have ‘chilling effect’ on future of social movement in Hong Kong, legal experts warn
Hong Kong’s Occupy leaders out on bail and will learn of sentences in two weeks

All nine leaders found guilty of charges relating to 79-day pro-democracy protest in 2014.

10 Apr 2019 - 11:27PM

All nine leaders found guilty of charges relating to 79-day pro-democracy protest in 2014.

Hong Kong’s Occupy leaders out on bail and will learn of sentences in two weeks
Hong Kong’s Occupy protests five years on: after all the prosecutions, was the movement in vain?

Did the founders bring positive change to the political landscape, or leave only a trail of disappointing outcomes?

10 Apr 2019 - 6:10PM

Did the founders bring positive change to the political landscape, or leave only a trail of disappointing outcomes?

Hong Kong’s Occupy protests five years on: after all the prosecutions, was the movement in vain?
Tears in court as first Occupy leaders deliver mitigation submissions after being found guilty

Reverend Chu Yiu-ming recounted his decades-long struggle for democracy in an emotional ‘sermon’ from the dock.

10 Apr 2019 - 11:05AM

Reverend Chu Yiu-ming recounted his decades-long struggle for democracy in an emotional ‘sermon’ from the dock.

Tears in court as first Occupy leaders deliver mitigation submissions after being found guilty
Who are the nine key leaders of Hong Kong’s Occupy movement and what have they been convicted of?

All nine were found guilty over roles they played in Hong Kong’s 2014 umbrella move

9 Apr 2019 - 6:43PM

All nine were found guilty over roles they played in Hong Kong’s 2014 umbrella move

Who are the nine key leaders of Hong Kong’s Occupy movement and what have they been convicted of?
Occupy leaders found guilty over role in Hong Kong’s 2014 umbrella movement

They made up the final group to be tried by a court over the 79-day protests, which aimed to bring greater democracy to the city.

23 Apr 2019 - 11:25PM

They made up the final group to be tried by a court over the 79-day protests, which aimed to bring greater democracy to the city.

Occupy leaders found guilty over role in Hong Kong’s 2014 umbrella movement
Hong Kong police issue remedial guidelines on tackling upskirting to plug legal loophole – but lawyers have doubts about solution

According to a police memo, the Department of Justice has advised that officers can make an arrest if a person taking upskirt photos has or is likely to commit a ‘breach of the peace’.

8 Apr 2019 - 8:39AM

According to a police memo, the Department of Justice has advised that officers can make an arrest if a person taking upskirt photos has or is likely to commit a ‘breach of the peace’.

Hong Kong police issue remedial guidelines on tackling upskirting to plug legal loophole – but lawyers have doubts about solution
Hong Kong Bar Association calls government’s extradition proposal a ‘step backward’, while extradition lawyer says it does not offer sufficient protections

The barristers’ body says the list of exemptions offered to placate the business sector will leave existing extradition agreements weaker than they currently are.

4 Apr 2019 - 4:37PM

The barristers’ body says the list of exemptions offered to placate the business sector will leave existing extradition agreements weaker than they currently are.

Hong Kong Bar Association calls government’s extradition proposal a ‘step backward’, while extradition lawyer says it does not offer sufficient protections
‘We won’t put important work on hold,’ Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says in face of legal challenge against extradition plan by fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau

Chief executive doubles down on amendments, which are ‘in the public interest’. Joseph Lau was jailed in absentia by a Macau court in 2014 over a bribes-for-land scandal.

4 Apr 2019 - 4:31PM

Chief executive doubles down on amendments, which are ‘in the public interest’. Joseph Lau was jailed in absentia by a Macau court in 2014 over a bribes-for-land scandal.

‘We won’t put important work on hold,’ Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says in face of legal challenge against extradition plan by fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau
Fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau launches legal challenge against Hong Kong government proposal to change extradition law

Billionaire Joseph Lau has been in hiding in Hong Kong since 2014 when he was jailed in absentia by Macau court for his part in massive bribery scandal.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:27PM

Billionaire Joseph Lau has been in hiding in Hong Kong since 2014 when he was jailed in absentia by Macau court for his part in massive bribery scandal.

Fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau launches legal challenge against Hong Kong government proposal to change extradition law
Thousands take to Hong Kong streets against proposal to extradite suspects to mainland China

Organisers say 12,000 took part in the rally against plan to send fugitives across the border.

1 Apr 2019 - 3:50PM

Organisers say 12,000 took part in the rally against plan to send fugitives across the border.

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets against proposal to extradite suspects to mainland China
Threat of torture and intimidation are just two of the reasons Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam should drop her extradition proposals, Amnesty International says

Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor, and Human Rights Watch join Amnesty in sending letter to city’s chief executive urging her to ditch proposals, and express fear that extradition could be used to intimidate government critics.

31 Mar 2019 - 10:00AM

Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor, and Human Rights Watch join Amnesty in sending letter to city’s chief executive urging her to ditch proposals, and express fear that extradition could be used to intimidate government critics.

Threat of torture and intimidation are just two of the reasons Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam should drop her extradition proposals, Amnesty International says
AmCham still has concerns about Hong Kong’s extradition agreement with mainland China, despite efforts to water it down

Chamber urges government to consider alternative and ‘more narrowly tailored means’ to address any urgent extradition-related issues

29 Mar 2019 - 10:09PM

Chamber urges government to consider alternative and ‘more narrowly tailored means’ to address any urgent extradition-related issues

AmCham still has concerns about Hong Kong’s extradition agreement with mainland China, despite efforts to water it down
Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has revised her mainland China extradition proposal to mollify businesses, but will she pay a price?

City leader Carrie Lam might have averted a crisis, but was it worth it?

29 Mar 2019 - 8:30AM

City leader Carrie Lam might have averted a crisis, but was it worth it?

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has revised her mainland China extradition proposal to mollify businesses, but will she pay a price?
Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho appeals against US conviction in multimillion-dollar bribery case

Ex-home affairs chief will be allowed to serve another six months at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Centre to prepare for his appeal, before moving to an out-of-town prison.

29 Mar 2019 - 1:09AM

Ex-home affairs chief will be allowed to serve another six months at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Centre to prepare for his appeal, before moving to an out-of-town prison.

Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho appeals against US conviction in multimillion-dollar bribery case
Lawmakers threaten to block controversial extradition bill as Hong Kong government struggles to win business support for watered-down plan

Pro-democracy camp raises spectre of filibuster during debates on national anthem or annual appropriation bill, but government is still struggling to convince business community to back its watered-down plan.

27 Mar 2019 - 11:09PM

Pro-democracy camp raises spectre of filibuster during debates on national anthem or annual appropriation bill, but government is still struggling to convince business community to back its watered-down plan.

Lawmakers threaten to block controversial extradition bill as Hong Kong government struggles to win business support for watered-down plan
Hong Kong’s former No 2 Anson Chan urges Americans who do business in city to protest proposed change in fugitive transfer law

Concerns must be voiced ‘before it is too late’, she tells the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington, saying Hong Kong’s basic freedoms are progressively being whittled away.

26 Mar 2019 - 11:43AM

Concerns must be voiced ‘before it is too late’, she tells the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington, saying Hong Kong’s basic freedoms are progressively being whittled away.

Hong Kong’s former No 2 Anson Chan urges Americans who do business in city to protest proposed change in fugitive transfer law
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