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 police used ‘retaliatory violence’ against arrested protesters, according to Amnesty International report

Findings included interviews with 21 people arrested but later released, who claim they were punched or beaten by officers with batons even when they did not put up any resistance.

20 Sep 2019 - 8:47AM

Findings included interviews with 21 people arrested but later released, who claim they were punched or beaten by officers with batons even when they did not put up any resistance.

Hong Kong police used ‘retaliatory violence’ against arrested protesters, according to Amnesty International report
Hong Kong could roll out relief measures to buttress economy, amid domestic unrest and US-China trade war

Paul Chan tells nationalist tabloid Global Times the city could enter a technical recession in the third quarter.

19 Sep 2019 - 11:33PM

Paul Chan tells nationalist tabloid Global Times the city could enter a technical recession in the third quarter.

Hong Kong could roll out relief measures to buttress economy, amid domestic unrest and US-China trade war
Journalists from pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily among more than 90 people doxxed by anonymous anti-protest website

Paper’s owner Jimmy Lai also among lawmakers and activists whose purported personal details were posted by website posted on Russian domain. Privacy Commissioner Stephen Wong says his office has requested site to remove all posts and has referred case to police.

17 Sep 2019 - 11:43PM

Paper’s owner Jimmy Lai also among lawmakers and activists whose purported personal details were posted by website posted on Russian domain. Privacy Commissioner Stephen Wong says his office has requested site to remove all posts and has referred case to police.

Journalists from pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily among more than 90 people doxxed by anonymous anti-protest website
Hundreds rally against Hong Kong police for arresting social workers trying to mediate during clashes with anti-government protesters

Police have accused social workers and lawmakers of obstructing them, but groups claim they were just trying to help people who had been arrested.

16 Sep 2019 - 10:58PM

Police have accused social workers and lawmakers of obstructing them, but groups claim they were just trying to help people who had been arrested.

Hundreds rally against Hong Kong police for arresting social workers trying to mediate during clashes with anti-government protesters
Hong Kong protests: three months on and the anti-government activists want their enemies to burn with them. Is there any end in sight?

From an activist traumatised by visions of bloody arrest to a police officer’s daughter jolted by attack on her home, few people have been left untouched by city’s roiling turmoil that shows no sign of dying down.

13 Sep 2019 - 4:54PM

From an activist traumatised by visions of bloody arrest to a police officer’s daughter jolted by attack on her home, few people have been left untouched by city’s roiling turmoil that shows no sign of dying down.

Hong Kong protests: three months on and the anti-government activists want their enemies to burn with them. Is there any end in sight?
‘Five key demands, not one less’: Hong Kong protesters make clear that Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s bill withdrawal is not enough

Protesters unsatisfied by move to scrap extradition bill – with many reminding comrades not to end protests until all five demands are met.

5 Sep 2019 - 1:31PM

Protesters unsatisfied by move to scrap extradition bill – with many reminding comrades not to end protests until all five demands are met.

‘Five key demands, not one less’: Hong Kong protesters make clear that Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s bill withdrawal is not enough
Thousands attend Hong Kong rally to kick off university class boycott

Sit-in at Chinese University draws an estimated 30,000 at start of two-week strike. School pupils at separate event in Central demand the government listen to protesters’ demands.

2 Sep 2019 - 7:45PM

Sit-in at Chinese University draws an estimated 30,000 at start of two-week strike. School pupils at separate event in Central demand the government listen to protesters’ demands.

Thousands attend Hong Kong rally to kick off university class boycott
Protest on fifth anniversary of ‘831 framework’ in Hong Kong a reminder electoral reform remains a burning issue

Stringent measures handed down by Beijing for election of Hong Kong’s chief executive triggered protests that led to Occupy Central. Government remains non-committal on universal suffrage though opposition says matter is at root of recent turmoil.

1 Sep 2019 - 10:07AM

Stringent measures handed down by Beijing for election of Hong Kong’s chief executive triggered protests that led to Occupy Central. Government remains non-committal on universal suffrage though opposition says matter is at root of recent turmoil.

Protest on fifth anniversary of ‘831 framework’ in Hong Kong a reminder electoral reform remains a burning issue
‘I wanted to test the rule of law’: first-time anti-government protester enters the fray – unmasked and motivated

‘I just want to test the rule of law in Hong Kong,” said the 25-year-old accountant as she walked from Causeway Bay to Wan Chai.

1 Sep 2019 - 1:32AM

‘I just want to test the rule of law in Hong Kong,” said the 25-year-old accountant as she walked from Causeway Bay to Wan Chai.

‘I wanted to test the rule of law’: first-time anti-government protester enters the fray – unmasked and motivated
Prominent activists and lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong police crackdown, fuelling tensions as protesters vow to defy march ban over the weekend

Police have arrested prominent pro-democracy activists and at least three lawmakers ahead of a banned mass march as the city braces for the 13th straight weekend of anti-government protests.

31 Aug 2019 - 2:10PM

Police have arrested prominent pro-democracy activists and at least three lawmakers ahead of a banned mass march as the city braces for the 13th straight weekend of anti-government protests.

Prominent activists and lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong police crackdown, fuelling tensions as protesters vow to defy march ban over the weekend
Hong Kong police apply for search warrant to access medical records of protester who suffered serious eye injury

Force insist request is necessary as cause of woman’s injury unknown and there is no evidence to show it was caused by police

30 Aug 2019 - 4:26PM

Force insist request is necessary as cause of woman’s injury unknown and there is no evidence to show it was caused by police

Hong Kong police apply for search warrant to access medical records of protester who suffered serious eye injury
Organiser of banned Hong Kong protests attacked by masked men with baseball bats on same day demonstration bids rejected

Force chiefs block city’s largest protest organisers from holding both rally and march for first time. In shocking twist, convenor of Civil Human Rights Front is attacked soon after decision announced.

29 Aug 2019 - 11:42PM

Force chiefs block city’s largest protest organisers from holding both rally and march for first time. In shocking twist, convenor of Civil Human Rights Front is attacked soon after decision announced.

Organiser of banned Hong Kong protests attacked by masked men with baseball bats on same day demonstration bids rejected
Police will ban mass rally and march on Saturday to call for universal suffrage on fifth anniversary of failed Hong Kong electoral reform package, sources say

Planned action to call for universal suffrage was scheduled for fifth anniversary of failed electoral reform package’s introduction and is first time an event has been totally vetoed.

29 Aug 2019 - 12:42PM

Planned action to call for universal suffrage was scheduled for fifth anniversary of failed electoral reform package’s introduction and is first time an event has been totally vetoed.

Police will ban mass rally and march on Saturday to call for universal suffrage on fifth anniversary of failed Hong Kong electoral reform package, sources say
Website offers up to HK$1 million for helping to track down those involved in 30 ‘illegal acts’ during anti-government protests

Drive launched to offer cash reward for help in identifying those involved in incidents, such as throwing Chinese flag into the sea and defacing emblems.

28 Aug 2019 - 10:17AM

Drive launched to offer cash reward for help in identifying those involved in incidents, such as throwing Chinese flag into the sea and defacing emblems.

Website offers up to HK$1 million for helping to track down those involved in 30 ‘illegal acts’ during anti-government protests
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam leaves door open on invoking sweeping emergency powers to deal with violent anti-government protests

Carrie Lam does not dismiss speculation that Emergency Regulations Ordinance could be invoked, even as members of her cabinet warn against such a move and opposition figures say it risks trashing rule of law.

29 Aug 2019 - 12:41PM

Carrie Lam does not dismiss speculation that Emergency Regulations Ordinance could be invoked, even as members of her cabinet warn against such a move and opposition figures say it risks trashing rule of law.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam leaves door open on invoking sweeping emergency powers to deal with violent anti-government protests
Hong Kong protests: video footage reveals why police officer fired revolver as shattered Tsuen Wan picks up pieces after night of mayhem and violence

As police retreat from protesters wielding metal sticks, one officer slips on wet ground and drops his gun. His colleague immediately fires into night sky to deter the advancing mob.

27 Aug 2019 - 10:32AM

As police retreat from protesters wielding metal sticks, one officer slips on wet ground and drops his gun. His colleague immediately fires into night sky to deter the advancing mob.

Hong Kong protests: video footage reveals why police officer fired revolver as shattered Tsuen Wan picks up pieces after night of mayhem and violence
Chaos at Hong Kong’s Yuen Long MTR station as protesters confront police while marking one month since mob attack

While thousands of mostly masked, black-clad protesters started by holding a peaceful sit-in at the station, smaller groups were out to make trouble.

22 Aug 2019 - 3:27PM

While thousands of mostly masked, black-clad protesters started by holding a peaceful sit-in at the station, smaller groups were out to make trouble.

Chaos at Hong Kong’s Yuen Long MTR station as protesters confront police while marking one month since mob attack
Hong Kong protests: city’s leader Carrie Lam commits to ‘creating a platform for dialogue’ but again dismisses calls for independent inquiry into police conduct

Chief executive says her administration is committed to listening to the people, but she again dismisses call for independent investigation into police actions during anti-government rallies.

20 Aug 2019 - 11:25PM

Chief executive says her administration is committed to listening to the people, but she again dismisses call for independent investigation into police actions during anti-government rallies.

Hong Kong protests: city’s leader Carrie Lam commits to ‘creating a platform for dialogue’ but again dismisses calls for independent inquiry into police conduct
‘Now is the time to meet demands’: pro-democracy lawmakers and protesters warn Hong Kong’s embattled leaders

Police confirm Sunday’s mass protest was peaceful – and protesters say government must capitalise on the calm.

20 Aug 2019 - 6:51AM

Police confirm Sunday’s mass protest was peaceful – and protesters say government must capitalise on the calm.

‘Now is the time to meet demands’: pro-democracy lawmakers and protesters warn Hong Kong’s embattled leaders
Three nights of tear gas-free protests as Hong Kong’s anti-government movement gives peace a chance

Hong Kong wraps up eleventh consecutive weekend of protests, without any tear gas being fired, as organiser estimates 1.7 million turned out for Sunday’s Victoria Park rally.

19 Aug 2019 - 9:05AM

Hong Kong wraps up eleventh consecutive weekend of protests, without any tear gas being fired, as organiser estimates 1.7 million turned out for Sunday’s Victoria Park rally.

Three nights of tear gas-free protests as Hong Kong’s anti-government movement gives peace a chance
Peaceful march was change of strategy for Hong Kong protesters, giving government less room to act against them

Protesters avoided violence in Sunday’s massive anti-government march, a change of strategy that gave the authorities less room to act against them, observers said.

19 Aug 2019 - 7:49AM

Protesters avoided violence in Sunday’s massive anti-government march, a change of strategy that gave the authorities less room to act against them, observers said.

Peaceful march was change of strategy for Hong Kong protesters, giving government less room to act against them
Hong Kong protesters apologise for disruption at airport, plan to suspend demonstrations

The statement says they are ‘heartbroken and helpless’ over the overreaction of some demonstrators, without mentioning specific incidents.

15 Aug 2019 - 3:46AM

The statement says they are ‘heartbroken and helpless’ over the overreaction of some demonstrators, without mentioning specific incidents.

Hong Kong protesters apologise for disruption at airport, plan to suspend demonstrations
Hong Kong protests: as police and protesters change tactics, is more violence inevitable?

Police force’s more aggressive clearance action sparked a new wave of defiance among protesters, including a crippling sit-in at the airport, and gave the weeks-long anti-government movement renewed momentum.

15 Aug 2019 - 11:08PM

Police force’s more aggressive clearance action sparked a new wave of defiance among protesters, including a crippling sit-in at the airport, and gave the weeks-long anti-government movement renewed momentum.

Hong Kong protests: as police and protesters change tactics, is more violence inevitable?
Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters versus the police: understanding the psychology of hate

With society split into two camps, and online platforms only strengthening mutual antipathy, we look at the psychology of hate, and its effects on how the young activists see the authorities.

18 Aug 2019 - 7:27AM

With society split into two camps, and online platforms only strengthening mutual antipathy, we look at the psychology of hate, and its effects on how the young activists see the authorities.

Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters versus the police: understanding the psychology of hate
Chinese military official in Hong Kong vows to combat ‘evil separatist forces’ and safeguard city’s prosperity and stability

Deputy political commissar of Chinese military garrison vows to combat separatist forces and safeguard Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability

9 Aug 2019 - 3:50PM

Deputy political commissar of Chinese military garrison vows to combat separatist forces and safeguard Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability

Chinese military official in Hong Kong vows to combat ‘evil separatist forces’ and safeguard city’s prosperity and stability
Hong Kong police refuse permission for four anti-government marches, organisers call it ‘shocking’ attack on Basic Law rights

Organisers accuse police of suppressing protest rights, but the force fears more violence if marches in Tai Po, Wong Tai Sin, Sham Shui Po and Hong Kong Island go ahead over the weekend.

9 Aug 2019 - 4:27PM

Organisers accuse police of suppressing protest rights, but the force fears more violence if marches in Tai Po, Wong Tai Sin, Sham Shui Po and Hong Kong Island go ahead over the weekend.

Hong Kong police refuse permission for four anti-government marches, organisers call it ‘shocking’ attack on Basic Law rights
‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’: Who came up with this protest chant and why is the government worried?

First conceived as a localist election slogan in 2016, ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ took awhile to resonate fully with discontented residents. Now it is everywhere.

7 Aug 2019 - 4:15AM

First conceived as a localist election slogan in 2016, ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ took awhile to resonate fully with discontented residents. Now it is everywhere.

‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’: Who came up with this protest chant and why is the government worried?
‘This is no longer about my personal honour’: Carrie Lam when asked if she should resign as chief executive of Hong Kong

City’s chief executive makes first public appearance for two weeks and when asked if she should resign, says: this is no longer about my personal honour.

6 Aug 2019 - 1:40AM

City’s chief executive makes first public appearance for two weeks and when asked if she should resign, says: this is no longer about my personal honour.

‘This is no longer about my personal honour’: Carrie Lam when asked if she should resign as chief executive of Hong Kong
Hong Kong being dragged down ‘path of no return’ says Carrie Lam, as she calls protests an attack on Beijing’s sovereignty

Embattled chief executive says protests are attack on Beijing’s sovereignty during first public appearance for two weeks, and accuses demonstrators of attempting to destroy city and gambling with lives of 7 million people.

5 Aug 2019 - 8:52PM

Embattled chief executive says protests are attack on Beijing’s sovereignty during first public appearance for two weeks, and accuses demonstrators of attempting to destroy city and gambling with lives of 7 million people.

Hong Kong being dragged down ‘path of no return’ says Carrie Lam, as she calls protests an attack on Beijing’s sovereignty
Empty streets and transport chaos amid Hong Kong citywide strike

Chaos continues as a general strike in Hong Kong evolves across the city on August 5, 2019. The usual bustling commercial areas and streets are mostly empty. Eight MTR lines have been fully or partially suspended. Protesters have been seen blocking roads and preventing MTR train doors from closing, stopping trains from departing. 

5 Aug 2019 - 1:57PM

Chaos continues as a general strike in Hong Kong evolves across the city on August 5, 2019. The usual bustling commercial areas and streets are mostly empty. Eight MTR lines have been fully or partially suspended. Protesters have been seen blocking roads and preventing MTR train doors from closing, stopping trains from departing. 

Empty streets and transport chaos amid Hong Kong citywide strike