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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More Hongkongers seeking asylum overseas, with Australia, Canada their main destinations

Many who fled to other countries believed linked to last year’s anti-government protests, leaving scholars split on whether applicants are criminals fearing jail or residents who have lost hope.

27 Oct 2020 - 8:00AM

Many who fled to other countries believed linked to last year’s anti-government protests, leaving scholars split on whether applicants are criminals fearing jail or residents who have lost hope.

More Hongkongers seeking asylum overseas, with Australia, Canada their main destinations
Hong Kong lawmaker calls on Legco president to investigate whether opposition’s stalling violates national security law

Pan-democrats in the Legislative Council have sought to delay proceedings over the past two days with tactics such as forcing frequent headcounts.

22 Oct 2020 - 8:01PM

Pan-democrats in the Legislative Council have sought to delay proceedings over the past two days with tactics such as forcing frequent headcounts.

Hong Kong lawmaker calls on Legco president to investigate whether opposition’s stalling violates national security law
Are Hong Kong’s teachers radicalising youth? Ex-leader and lawmaker clash over accusation

CY Leung says elements of the profession are polluting young minds. Lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen counters, saying radicalism is being fuelled by government’s contempt for the public.

18 Oct 2020 - 9:25PM

CY Leung says elements of the profession are polluting young minds. Lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen counters, saying radicalism is being fuelled by government’s contempt for the public.

Are Hong Kong’s teachers radicalising youth? Ex-leader and lawmaker clash over accusation
Hong Kong protests: Greta Thunberg backs global Twitter campaign for release of 12 city fugitives detained in mainland China

Teen environmentalist joins global campaign demanding the group’s return to Hong Kong.

18 Oct 2020 - 7:05PM

Teen environmentalist joins global campaign demanding the group’s return to Hong Kong.

Hong Kong protests: Greta Thunberg backs global Twitter campaign for release of 12 city fugitives detained in mainland China
Hong Kong has nothing to fear from surging Shenzhen, officials say, though city must remain proactive, seize opportunities

Finance secretary, former city leader among those urging residents to seek ways to maintain edge in wake of last week’s speech by President Xi Jinping.

18 Oct 2020 - 7:52PM

Finance secretary, former city leader among those urging residents to seek ways to maintain edge in wake of last week’s speech by President Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong has nothing to fear from surging Shenzhen, officials say, though city must remain proactive, seize opportunities
Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmakers urged not to meet officials from Five Eyes alliance, European countries, amid souring US-China relations

A lawmaker says he was told by an employee of Beijing’s liaison office not to meet any officials from Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, the US, and European countries.

15 Oct 2020 - 9:40PM

A lawmaker says he was told by an employee of Beijing’s liaison office not to meet any officials from Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, the US, and European countries.

Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmakers urged not to meet officials from Five Eyes alliance, European countries, amid souring US-China relations
Hong Kong police’s national security unit raids private office of media mogul Jimmy Lai over fraud case

Plain-clothes officers arrived at the office in Millennium City at about 10.30am and seized boxes of documents during hour-long raid, but no one was arrested.

15 Oct 2020 - 11:45PM

Plain-clothes officers arrived at the office in Millennium City at about 10.30am and seized boxes of documents during hour-long raid, but no one was arrested.

Hong Kong police’s national security unit raids private office of media mogul Jimmy Lai over fraud case
Hong Kong fugitives held in mainland China unlikely to learn their fate for months, lawyer says

Human rights lawyer expects verdict to come around New Year’s Day or at Lunar New Year at the earliest for 12, who were arrested in August while trying to flee to Taiwan.

14 Oct 2020 - 9:05AM

Human rights lawyer expects verdict to come around New Year’s Day or at Lunar New Year at the earliest for 12, who were arrested in August while trying to flee to Taiwan.

Hong Kong fugitives held in mainland China unlikely to learn their fate for months, lawyer says
National security law: when disruption equals ‘subversion’, what’s left for Hong Kong’s opposition legislators?

With the Legislative Council set to resume on Wednesday, pan-democrats are wondering whether the protest tactics of the past could run afoul of the sweeping new law.

13 Oct 2020 - 11:11PM

With the Legislative Council set to resume on Wednesday, pan-democrats are wondering whether the protest tactics of the past could run afoul of the sweeping new law.

National security law: when disruption equals ‘subversion’, what’s left for Hong Kong’s opposition legislators?
‘I’m ready for jail’: the Hong Kong dissidents who chose to stay and fight

Uncertainty, death threats and surveillance. Post-national security law Hong Kong doesn’t sound so welcoming to dissidents. Even so, to some the risks are worth it.

10 Oct 2020 - 2:12PM

Uncertainty, death threats and surveillance. Post-national security law Hong Kong doesn’t sound so welcoming to dissidents. Even so, to some the risks are worth it.

‘I’m ready for jail’: the Hong Kong dissidents who chose to stay and fight
National security law and Hong Kong’s exiled dissidents: the world’s listening now – but for how long?

For the first time in the city’s history, Hong Kong has dissidents abroad. But who are they, what do they want, and what will they do when the world moves on?

10 Oct 2020 - 4:26PM

For the first time in the city’s history, Hong Kong has dissidents abroad. But who are they, what do they want, and what will they do when the world moves on?

National security law and Hong Kong’s exiled dissidents: the world’s listening now – but for how long?
United States condemns Beijing’s new restrictions on American consul general in Hong Kong

Washington hits back at fresh requirement for its top representative in Hong Kong to seek permission from Beijing before meeting city officials.

7 Oct 2020 - 12:04AM

Washington hits back at fresh requirement for its top representative in Hong Kong to seek permission from Beijing before meeting city officials.

United States condemns Beijing’s new restrictions on American consul general in Hong Kong
Row escalates between Taiwan and Hong Kong over transfer of murder suspect at centre of extradition bill crisis

War of words rumbles on after city’s Security Bureau says mechanism set up by self-ruled island was unilateral and no assistance on evidence would be provided.

5 Oct 2020 - 1:16AM

War of words rumbles on after city’s Security Bureau says mechanism set up by self-ruled island was unilateral and no assistance on evidence would be provided.

Row escalates between Taiwan and Hong Kong over transfer of murder suspect at centre of extradition bill crisis
Former Hong Kong-Australia free trade negotiator officially named next top envoy to the city

Career foreign affairs officer Elizabeth Ward has officially been appointed as consul general for Hong Kong and Macau following reports of visa delays.

4 Oct 2020 - 11:08PM

Career foreign affairs officer Elizabeth Ward has officially been appointed as consul general for Hong Kong and Macau following reports of visa delays.

Former Hong Kong-Australia free trade negotiator officially named next top envoy to the city
Hong Kong government hits back at US over accusations of National Day repression, using police for ‘political purposes’

Hong Kong government maintains National Day arrests were ‘necessary’ after US State Department condemns evisceration of city’s ‘autonomy and freedoms’.

4 Oct 2020 - 11:08PM

Hong Kong government maintains National Day arrests were ‘necessary’ after US State Department condemns evisceration of city’s ‘autonomy and freedoms’.

Hong Kong government hits back at US over accusations of National Day repression, using police for ‘political purposes’
Veteran Australian judge James Spigelman resigns from Hong Kong’s top court, citing national security law

More Western judges could follow suit, hampering ability of Court of Final Appeal to attract top jurists from overseas, experts say.

19 Sep 2020 - 4:20AM

More Western judges could follow suit, hampering ability of Court of Final Appeal to attract top jurists from overseas, experts say.

Veteran Australian judge James Spigelman resigns from Hong Kong’s top court, citing national security law
Hong Kong rules out intervening in case of 12 arrested at sea, as detainee’s brother calls China’s labelling of them as separatists ‘ridiculous’

Security Secretary John Lee says Hong Kong will ‘not interfere with’ mainland’s prosecution of the 12, as younger brother questions lack of presumption of innocence.

14 Sep 2020 - 11:38PM

Security Secretary John Lee says Hong Kong will ‘not interfere with’ mainland’s prosecution of the 12, as younger brother questions lack of presumption of innocence.

Hong Kong rules out intervening in case of 12 arrested at sea, as detainee’s brother calls China’s labelling of them as separatists ‘ridiculous’
National security law: Hong Kong lecturers review university syllabuses, move to protect student freedoms for start of academic year under new legislation

Beijing-decreed legislation casts a long shadow over the start of new academic year. Teaching staff review course material but remain hopeful sector will steer clear of self-censorship.

10 Sep 2020 - 10:38PM

Beijing-decreed legislation casts a long shadow over the start of new academic year. Teaching staff review course material but remain hopeful sector will steer clear of self-censorship.

National security law: Hong Kong lecturers review university syllabuses, move to protect student freedoms for start of academic year under new legislation
Age of national security law and fleeing Hong Kong activists stir memories of nine-hour swims, brushes with death on the waves for veteran trio

From nine-hour swims to brushes with death, Cai Chongguo, Lew Mon-hung and Tsang Kin-shing tell the Post they remember the dangers all too well.

31 Aug 2020 - 4:50PM

From nine-hour swims to brushes with death, Cai Chongguo, Lew Mon-hung and Tsang Kin-shing tell the Post they remember the dangers all too well.

Age of national security law and fleeing Hong Kong activists stir memories of nine-hour swims, brushes with death on the waves for veteran trio
State-owned Hong Kong convenience store chain stops selling Apple Daily newspaper, weeks after founder Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

Hong Kong convenience store chain VanGO will no longer sell tabloid-style newspaper that has been highly critical of Beijing.

28 Aug 2020 - 4:49PM

Hong Kong convenience store chain VanGO will no longer sell tabloid-style newspaper that has been highly critical of Beijing.

State-owned Hong Kong convenience store chain stops selling Apple Daily newspaper, weeks after founder Jimmy Lai arrested under security law
Hong Kong protests: anger mounts as police are accused of trying to rewrite white-shirt mob attacks in Yuen Long with arrest of opposition lawmaker

Democratic Party pair Lam Cheuk-ting and Ted Hui taken into custody. Lam was arrested on suspicion of rioting in connection with mob attack inside MTR station on July 21 last year.

28 Aug 2020 - 3:49PM

Democratic Party pair Lam Cheuk-ting and Ted Hui taken into custody. Lam was arrested on suspicion of rioting in connection with mob attack inside MTR station on July 21 last year.

Hong Kong protests: anger mounts as police are accused of trying to rewrite white-shirt mob attacks in Yuen Long with arrest of opposition lawmaker
Hong Kong civil service chief defends guidelines calling for firing of city employees charged with protesting during probation period

Civil service chief rejects criticism that dismissals violate presumption of innocence, saying that is an issue for courts, not employers, to weigh.

23 Aug 2020 - 5:51PM

Civil service chief rejects criticism that dismissals violate presumption of innocence, saying that is an issue for courts, not employers, to weigh.

Hong Kong civil service chief defends guidelines calling for firing of city employees charged with protesting during probation period
Hong Kong third wave: city’s top officials unite behind universal Covid-19 testing scheme even as some in opposition camp hope to derail it

Officials drum up support for programme, to start September 1, assuring public of data privacy and urging people to put aside bias and distrust.

23 Aug 2020 - 11:31PM

Officials drum up support for programme, to start September 1, assuring public of data privacy and urging people to put aside bias and distrust.

Hong Kong third wave: city’s top  officials unite behind universal Covid-19 testing scheme even as some in opposition camp hope to derail it
Hong Kong national security law: British parliamentary group APPG ‘concerned’ over claims activists’ arrest linked to its damning report on city police

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong (APPG) also vows to produce further studies on the human rights situation in city.

14 Aug 2020 - 8:17AM

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong (APPG) also vows to produce further studies on the human rights situation in city.

Hong Kong national security law: British parliamentary group APPG ‘concerned’ over claims activists’ arrest linked to its damning report on city police
‘No world peace without changing China’: Hong Kong’s Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai calls for American support

The media mogul, who was arrested over alleged collusion with foreign forces before being released on bail, sought US support in Hong Kong’s fight for freedoms.

13 Aug 2020 - 11:35PM

The media mogul, who was arrested over alleged collusion with foreign forces before being released on bail, sought US support in Hong Kong’s fight for freedoms.

‘No world peace without changing China’: Hong Kong’s Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai calls for American support
Hong Kong national security law’s next targets: donors to online group allegedly linked to Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, activist Agnes Chow

‘Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong’ has vowed to use funds it has raised for global campaign seeking sanctions over Beijing-imposed legislation.

13 Aug 2020 - 8:16AM

‘Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong’ has vowed to use funds it has raised for global campaign seeking sanctions over Beijing-imposed legislation.

Hong Kong national security law’s next targets: donors to online group allegedly linked to Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, activist Agnes Chow
Hong Kong must strengthen laws against disrespecting Chinese flag as Beijing does the same, National People’s Congress politicians in the city say

China’s top legislative body proposes banning displaying the national flag upside down or other forms of degradation, according to Tam Yiu-chung.

10 Aug 2020 - 11:58PM

China’s top legislative body proposes banning displaying the national flag upside down or other forms of degradation, according to Tam Yiu-chung.

Hong Kong must strengthen laws against disrespecting Chinese flag as Beijing does the same, National People’s Congress politicians in the city say
Explainer | Hong Kong elections: debate over proposal to allow voting in mainland China, with critics raising fears of fraud, lack of scrutiny

With 540,000 Hongkongers in Guangdong, some say allowing them to vote there makes sense

9 Aug 2020 - 10:58PM

With 540,000 Hongkongers in Guangdong, some say allowing them to vote there makes sense

Hong Kong elections: debate over proposal to allow voting in mainland China, with critics raising fears of fraud, lack of scrutiny
National security law: for Hong Kong scholars, a fear of the unknown

‘Everyone has a bottom line when it comes to speaking the truth.’

8 Aug 2020 - 6:16PM

‘Everyone has a bottom line when it comes to speaking the truth.’

National security law: for Hong Kong scholars, a fear of the unknown
Hong Kong elections: set up polling stations for locals based in Greater Bay Area to cast votes, pro-establishment heavyweight urges

NPCSC delegate Tam Yiu-chung calls for relaxation of electoral rules in future polls, arguing locals in rest of Greater Bay Area also contribute to city even if they do not live within its borders.

2 Aug 2020 - 11:56PM

NPCSC delegate Tam Yiu-chung calls for relaxation of electoral rules in future polls, arguing locals in rest of Greater Bay Area also contribute to city even if they do not live within its borders.

Hong Kong elections: set up polling stations for locals based in Greater Bay Area to cast votes, pro-establishment heavyweight urges