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 Foreign Correspondents’ Club renews call for independent inquiry into reports of police impeding journalists amid members’ criticism

Dozens of members had signed petition asking why club was absent from journalists’ march on Sunday against mistreatment of journalists by police. FCC president Jodi Schneider says investigations into allegations should be conducted by a neutral third party.

17 Jul 2019 - 8:00AM

Dozens of members had signed petition asking why club was absent from journalists’ march on Sunday against mistreatment of journalists by police. FCC president Jodi Schneider says investigations into allegations should be conducted by a neutral third party.

Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club renews call for independent inquiry into reports of police impeding journalists amid members’ criticism
Hong Kong protesters in Sha Tin showered with support and supplies – even from 10 floors up

Residents of housing estates tossed down necessities – such as water, umbrellas and cling wrap. ‘Tears welled up in my eyes,’ says Sha Tin district councillor.

15 Jul 2019 - 7:17AM

Residents of housing estates tossed down necessities – such as water, umbrellas and cling wrap. ‘Tears welled up in my eyes,’ says Sha Tin district councillor.

Hong Kong protesters in Sha Tin showered with support and supplies – even from 10 floors up
Pitched battles on Hong Kong streets and inside shopping malls as police move to clear extradition bill protesters after stand-off

At least seven police injured, and an unknown number of demonstrators, after riot personnel move in to clear hundreds of extradition bill protesters from streets of Sha Tin.

15 Jul 2019 - 4:29PM

At least seven police injured, and an unknown number of demonstrators, after riot personnel move in to clear hundreds of extradition bill protesters from streets of Sha Tin.

Pitched battles on Hong Kong streets and inside shopping malls as police move to clear extradition bill protesters after stand-off
‘More than 1,500’ join journalists’ silent march in Hong Kong, accusing police of mistreating media during extradition bill protests and demanding Carrie Lam steps in to defend press freedom

Journalists accuse police of attacking them during city unrest as they call on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to step in and defend press freedom.

14 Jul 2019 - 11:36PM

Journalists accuse police of attacking them during city unrest as they call on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to step in and defend press freedom.

‘More than 1,500’ join journalists’ silent march in Hong Kong, accusing police of mistreating media during extradition bill protests and demanding Carrie Lam steps in to defend press freedom
Extradition bill crisis: Why are the young people of Hong Kong angry and deeply unhappy?

Devastating scenes of vandalism at the city’s legislature have shocked the world and exposed the despair and desperation of Hong Kong’s youth.

12 Jul 2019 - 11:32AM

Devastating scenes of vandalism at the city’s legislature have shocked the world and exposed the despair and desperation of Hong Kong’s youth.

Extradition bill crisis: Why are the young people of Hong Kong angry and deeply unhappy?
‘Lennon Walls’ spring up across Hong Kong as more than 200 police in Tai Po remove messages featuring officers’ personal information

More than 200 officers visit Tai Po site to remove messages exposing personal details of police as colourful collages of Post-it notes that were a landmark feature of the 2014 Occupy protests return.

11 Jul 2019 - 11:29AM

More than 200 officers visit Tai Po site to remove messages exposing personal details of police as colourful collages of Post-it notes that were a landmark feature of the 2014 Occupy protests return.

‘Lennon Walls’ spring up across Hong Kong as more than 200 police in Tai Po remove messages featuring officers’ personal information
Mass protest draws tens of thousands to streets of Kowloon in march against Hong Kong extradition bill

Protesters descend on Kowloon in hope of explaining cause to mainland Chinese visitors. Organisers say 230,000 took part – far more than expected – while police put figure at 56,000.

8 Jul 2019 - 4:42PM

Protesters descend on Kowloon in hope of explaining cause to mainland Chinese visitors. Organisers say 230,000 took part – far more than expected – while police put figure at 56,000.

Mass protest draws tens of thousands to streets of Kowloon in march against Hong Kong extradition bill
Hong Kong student leaders reject government’s offer of private meeting about extradition protests, calling it ‘too little, too late’

Student leaders say government invited them for a dialogue – but they turned it down as not enough sectors of society would be present.

5 Jul 2019 - 11:19AM

Student leaders say government invited them for a dialogue – but they turned it down as not enough sectors of society would be present.

Hong Kong student leaders reject government’s offer of private meeting about extradition protests, calling it ‘too little, too late’
Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa blames liberal studies at secondary schools for encouraging violent protests among young people

Tung Chee-hwa’s administration initiated the subject, which was later made compulsory for all upper secondary schools in 2009.

4 Jul 2019 - 8:40AM

Tung Chee-hwa’s administration initiated the subject, which was later made compulsory for all upper secondary schools in 2009.

Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa blames liberal studies at secondary schools for encouraging violent protests among young people
Anger of the young at Hong Kong government now goes beyond the extradition bill, and targets the legitimacy of Carrie Lam’s administration

Storming of Legco shows Carrie Lam’s efforts at reconnecting with youth are doomed, with new demands now in focus, say scholars. Politicians from across the divide say political reform offers way out of impasse.

3 Jul 2019 - 1:32PM

Storming of Legco shows Carrie Lam’s efforts at reconnecting with youth are doomed, with new demands now in focus, say scholars. Politicians from across the divide say political reform offers way out of impasse.

Anger of the young at Hong Kong government now goes beyond the extradition bill, and targets the legitimacy of Carrie Lam’s administration
The difference between Occupy and extradition protests: more Hongkongers now believe the use of violence is justified

Occupy protesters emphasised ‘love and peace’ in their demands for universal suffrage. Five years on, the threshold for confrontation seems lower.

3 Jul 2019 - 3:03AM

Occupy protesters emphasised ‘love and peace’ in their demands for universal suffrage. Five years on, the threshold for confrontation seems lower.

The difference between Occupy and extradition protests: more Hongkongers now believe the use of violence is justified
Hong Kong press groups condemn abuse of journalists at rally backing police’s handling of extradition bill protests

Post editor-in-chief urges public to ‘respect journalists and protect free and independent journalism’.

1 Jul 2019 - 11:54AM

Post editor-in-chief urges public to ‘respect journalists and protect free and independent journalism’.

Hong Kong press groups condemn abuse of journalists at rally backing police’s handling of extradition bill protests
Has Carrie Lam lost Hong Kong in her bid to push through extradition bill?

The chief executive has made mistakes aplenty, not least of which was underestimating the public’s anger over the bill – but she insists her political career is a long way from over.

2 Jul 2019 - 12:11PM

The chief executive has made mistakes aplenty, not least of which was underestimating the public’s anger over the bill – but she insists her political career is a long way from over.

Has Carrie Lam lost Hong Kong in her bid to push through extradition bill?
Hong Kong government stays invisible to avoid more extradition bill chaos ahead of G20 summit

Chief Executive Carrie Lam cancels weekly cabinet meeting to avoid rocking boat, while protesters again block main entrance at Revenue Tower but mostly succeed in annoying taxpayers and civil servants.

25 Jun 2019 - 12:54PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam cancels weekly cabinet meeting to avoid rocking boat, while protesters again block main entrance at Revenue Tower but mostly succeed in annoying taxpayers and civil servants.

Hong Kong government stays invisible to avoid more extradition bill chaos ahead of G20 summit
Discussion of Hong Kong extradition bill will not be allowed at G20 summit in Osaka, Beijing says

Assistant minister of foreign affairs says China will not allow any meddling by other countries in its internal affairs.

25 Jun 2019 - 1:08PM

Assistant minister of foreign affairs says China will not allow any meddling by other countries in its internal affairs.

Discussion of Hong Kong extradition bill will not be allowed at G20 summit in Osaka, Beijing says
Be water, my friend: Hong Kong protesters take Bruce Lee’s wise saying to heart and go with the flow

In an apparently leaderless movement, tech-savvy demonstrators moved in unexpected waves rolling from one spot to another.

22 Jun 2019 - 3:44PM

In an apparently leaderless movement, tech-savvy demonstrators moved in unexpected waves rolling from one spot to another.

Be water, my friend: Hong Kong protesters take Bruce Lee’s wise saying to heart and go with the flow
Hong Kong government scrambles to save face as extradition bill backlash threatens to paralyse legislature

Lawmakers expect little to be achieved in Legco over the next few months – while possibility of a cabinet reshuffle has been raised.

21 Jun 2019 - 9:17AM

Lawmakers expect little to be achieved in Legco over the next few months – while possibility of a cabinet reshuffle has been raised.

Hong Kong government scrambles to save face as extradition bill backlash threatens to paralyse legislature
Executive Council members join Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in apologies over suspended extradition bill

Fanny Law and Ip Kwok-him said they underestimated the strength of feeling against the legislation among city residents, after two huge marches and clashes with police.

19 Jun 2019 - 6:02PM

Fanny Law and Ip Kwok-him said they underestimated the strength of feeling against the legislation among city residents, after two huge marches and clashes with police.

Executive Council members join Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in apologies over suspended extradition bill
Can Carrie Lam reboot her political career after Hong Kong extradition bill crisis?

From top job to new low in two years as Lam offers ‘most sincere and solemn apology’ for mishandling much-despised extradition bill that sparked two massive marches.

19 Jun 2019 - 5:21PM

From top job to new low in two years as Lam offers ‘most sincere and solemn apology’ for mishandling much-despised extradition bill that sparked two massive marches.

Can Carrie Lam reboot her political career after Hong Kong extradition bill crisis?
As it happened: Chief Executive Carrie Lam issues 'most sincere' apology over handling of Hong Kong extradition bill

Lam admits her governance in next three years will be difficult and promises to do her best to mend social divide.

18 Jun 2019 - 10:50PM

Lam admits her governance in next three years will be difficult and promises to do her best to mend social divide.

As it happened: Chief Executive Carrie Lam issues 'most sincere' apology over handling of Hong Kong extradition bill
Hong Kong police chief Stephen Lo steps back from riot label as Carrie Lam keeps low profile

Stephen Lo clarifies that only those who attacked frontline officers with metal rods and bricks will be accused of rioting.

18 Jun 2019 - 4:28AM

Stephen Lo clarifies that only those who attacked frontline officers with metal rods and bricks will be accused of rioting.

Hong Kong police chief Stephen Lo steps back from riot label as Carrie Lam keeps low profile
Hong Kong mass protests against government’s extradition bill push more locals to seek psychological support

Mental health experts report surge in Hongkongers reaching out for emotional help, with one concerned about effect on young people.

17 Jun 2019 - 11:57PM

Mental health experts report surge in Hongkongers reaching out for emotional help, with one concerned about effect on young people.

Hong Kong mass protests against government’s extradition bill push more locals to seek psychological support
Violent Hong Kong clashes not defined as a ‘riot’, says adviser to embattled leader Carrie Lam as others offer backing and call for another chance despite extradition bill debacle

Dr Lam Ching-choi, a member of the Executive Council, was speaking a day after Carrie Lam issued a public apology over deficiencies in the government’s work in pushing forward its controversial extradition bill

17 Jun 2019 - 7:24PM

Dr Lam Ching-choi, a member of the Executive Council, was speaking a day after Carrie Lam issued a public apology over deficiencies in the government’s work in pushing forward its controversial extradition bill

Violent Hong Kong clashes not defined as a ‘riot’, says adviser to embattled leader Carrie Lam as others offer backing and call for another chance despite extradition bill debacle
Hong Kong extradition bill: Financial Secretary Paul Chan says city economy ‘inevitably affected by protests’ but remains stable

Disruption is inevitable due to civil tensions but government is monitoring economic conditions and preparing for risks, says Paul Chan.

19 Jun 2019 - 3:59PM

Disruption is inevitable due to civil tensions but government is monitoring economic conditions and preparing for risks, says Paul Chan.

Hong Kong extradition bill: Financial Secretary Paul Chan says city economy ‘inevitably affected by protests’ but remains stable
Hong Kong extradition bill: rally organisers urge residents to keep pushing against proposed law

The Civil Human Rights Front and pan-democratic lawmakers made it clear that delaying the bill would not be enough.

15 Jun 2019 - 10:07AM

The Civil Human Rights Front and pan-democratic lawmakers made it clear that delaying the bill would not be enough.

Hong Kong extradition bill: rally organisers urge residents to keep pushing against proposed law
Government may pause Hong Kong extradition bill in face of more mass protests

Several heavyweight advisers tell Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam there is no need to stick to her self-imposed July deadline.

15 Jun 2019 - 10:36AM

Several heavyweight advisers tell Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam there is no need to stick to her self-imposed July deadline.

Government may pause Hong Kong extradition bill in face of more mass protests
Covering Hong Kong's anti-extradition protests and what to look out for next

Scenes from downtown Hong Kong have captured the world’s attention as huge marches and violent protests have taken place in opposition to the government's controversial extradition bill. We speak to the SCMP's senior video producer Mantai Chow and political reporter Jeffie Lam, who have been covering the events extensively since the turmoil on the streets broke out after the June 9, 2019 march.

24 Jun 2019 - 10:02AM

Scenes from downtown Hong Kong have captured the world’s attention as huge marches and violent protests have taken place in opposition to the government's controversial extradition bill. We speak to the SCMP's senior video producer Mantai Chow and political reporter Jeffie Lam, who have been covering the events extensively since the turmoil on the streets broke out after the June 9, 2019 march.

Covering Hong Kong's anti-extradition protests and what to look out for next
Hong Kong government working to defuse extradition bill crisis, ‘considering pause rather than withdrawal’

Dramatic developments as divisions emerge in Executive Council, with some calling for more time and further discussion on the bill.

14 Jun 2019 - 8:20PM

Dramatic developments as divisions emerge in Executive Council, with some calling for more time and further discussion on the bill.

Hong Kong government working to defuse extradition bill crisis, ‘considering pause rather than withdrawal’
In Hong Kong protests, did police use excessive force or issue a proportional response?

A day after the mayhem that ensued when protesters tried to storm the legislature, both sides of the city’s political divide levelled accusations over whether police or protesters were the more violent.

14 Jun 2019 - 9:36PM

A day after the mayhem that ensued when protesters tried to storm the legislature, both sides of the city’s political divide levelled accusations over whether police or protesters were the more violent.

In Hong Kong protests, did police use excessive force or issue a proportional response?
Hong Kong protests against extradition bill may look like Occupy – but young, leaderless demonstrators have learned lessons from the past

Those protesting against the contentious extradition bill have learned the lessons of 2014. They are tolerant of different views, careful with their identities and freed by a lack of leadership.

14 Jun 2019 - 9:00AM

Those protesting against the contentious extradition bill have learned the lessons of 2014. They are tolerant of different views, careful with their identities and freed by a lack of leadership.

Hong Kong protests against extradition bill may look like Occupy – but young, leaderless demonstrators have learned lessons from the past