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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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Hong Kong protests: opposition lawmakers Eddie Chu and Au Nok-hin launch bid to reform ‘draconian and out of date’ Public Order Ordinance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Hong Kong protests: opposition lawmakers Eddie Chu and Au Nok-hin launch bid to reform ‘draconian and out of date’ Public Order Ordinance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
Hong Kong district council elections: polling stations to be moved away from trouble-hit universities and extra security deployed

Watchdog rolls out measures to help polls run as planned but warns it has the power to postpone the exercise in the event of violence.

20 Nov 2019 - 12:35AM

Watchdog rolls out measures to help polls run as planned but warns it has the power to postpone the exercise in the event of violence.

Hong Kong district council elections: polling stations to be moved away from trouble-hit universities and extra security deployed
Tear gas fired as radicals attempt to escape Hong Kong university, battle with police intensifies

Petrol bombs, tear gas and rubber bullets fly as early morning clashes break out at Polytechnic University, and police confirm three shots were fired in Tsim Sha Tsui when a group of protesters helped another escape custody.

18 Nov 2019 - 6:59PM

Petrol bombs, tear gas and rubber bullets fly as early morning clashes break out at Polytechnic University, and police confirm three shots were fired in Tsim Sha Tsui when a group of protesters helped another escape custody.

Tear gas fired as radicals attempt to escape Hong Kong university, battle with police intensifies
Stand up to violence and don’t waver, Hong Kong’s former leader Leung Chun-ying urges, insisting that police actions are having effect on protesters

Remarks by Leung Chun-ying – now a vice-chairman of China’s top political advisory body – were made to a group of 200 Hongkongers in Shanghai.

18 Nov 2019 - 3:37AM

Remarks by Leung Chun-ying – now a vice-chairman of China’s top political advisory body – were made to a group of 200 Hongkongers in Shanghai.

Stand up to violence and don’t waver, Hong Kong’s former leader Leung Chun-ying urges, insisting that police actions are having effect on protesters
Hong Kong protests: all schools to remain closed on Monday as city braces for more traffic disruption, while tear gas is fired near Polytechnic University

Traffic disruption expected to continue forcing Education Bureau to suspend classes for another day.

17 Nov 2019 - 2:53PM

Traffic disruption expected to continue forcing Education Bureau to suspend classes for another day.

Hong Kong protests: all schools to remain closed on Monday as city braces for more traffic disruption, while tear gas is fired near Polytechnic University
With an on-campus kitchen, a production line making petrol bombs and a training camp to practise throwing them, Chinese University has become a base for Hong Kong’s radical protesters

With an on-campus kitchen, a production line making petrol bombs and a training camp to practise throwing them, the Sha Tin campus that was the site of a fiery battle on Tuesday has become a stronghold.

15 Nov 2019 - 12:10PM

With an on-campus kitchen, a production line making petrol bombs and a training camp to practise throwing them, the Sha Tin campus that was the site of a fiery battle on Tuesday has become a stronghold.

With an on-campus kitchen, a production line making petrol bombs and a training camp to practise throwing them, Chinese University has become a base for Hong Kong’s radical protesters
Anti-government protesters vow to stick with new strategy after increased weekday violence brings Hong Kong to partial standstill

Observers say aiming for citywide strike on Monday had a bigger impact than the usual weekend violence. But the government has warned it is ‘wishful thinking’ that it would cave in to further mayhem.

13 Nov 2019 - 4:27PM

Observers say aiming for citywide strike on Monday had a bigger impact than the usual weekend violence. But the government has warned it is ‘wishful thinking’ that it would cave in to further mayhem.

Anti-government protesters vow to stick with new strategy after increased weekday violence brings Hong Kong to partial standstill
Classes suspended at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as campus repairs to be carried out following ‘mass-scale malicious vandalism’

University issues statement saying it is deeply saddened to see turmoil spread to city’s higher education institutions and also condemns ‘malicious’ attack of mainland Chinese student who was beaten up during forum on Wednesday.

10 Nov 2019 - 10:08PM

University issues statement saying it is deeply saddened to see turmoil spread to city’s higher education institutions and also condemns ‘malicious’ attack of mainland Chinese student who was beaten up during forum on Wednesday.

Classes suspended at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as campus repairs to be carried out following ‘mass-scale malicious vandalism’
Hong Kong’s TVB network applies for injunction banning anyone assaulting crew or damaging property during its protest coverage

Television Broadcasts Limited has become one of many targets for city’s ongoing protest movement, with allegations it has produced biased reports.

28 Oct 2019 - 11:01PM

Television Broadcasts Limited has become one of many targets for city’s ongoing protest movement, with allegations it has produced biased reports.

Hong Kong’s TVB network applies for injunction banning anyone assaulting crew or damaging property during its protest coverage
Hong Kong election officials avoided pro-democracy icon Joshua Wong’s candidacy ruling for district council elections, government source says

Activist’s candidacy still in limbo after source reveals that not one election officer on Hong Kong Island agreed to take the vacant vetting job.

26 Oct 2019 - 7:48AM

Activist’s candidacy still in limbo after source reveals that not one election officer on Hong Kong Island agreed to take the vacant vetting job.

Hong Kong election officials avoided pro-democracy icon Joshua Wong’s candidacy ruling for district council elections, government source says
Hong Kong government slammed in ombudsman ruling on suppression of public feedback to extradition bill

Watchdog upholds complaint against Security Bureau’s refusal to publish submissions from Hongkongers’ on draft legislation that sparked protests.

25 Oct 2019 - 9:00AM

Watchdog upholds complaint against Security Bureau’s refusal to publish submissions from Hongkongers’ on draft legislation that sparked protests.

Hong Kong government slammed in ombudsman ruling on suppression of public feedback to extradition bill
Hong Kong’s ‘dead’ extradition bill finally buried as government formally withdraws it

Convenor of pro-democracy bloc Tanya Chan says protesters also have other demands, such as probe into police role and universal suffrage, that need to be looked into.

23 Oct 2019 - 11:40PM

Convenor of pro-democracy bloc Tanya Chan says protesters also have other demands, such as probe into police role and universal suffrage, that need to be looked into.

Hong Kong’s ‘dead’ extradition bill finally buried as government formally withdraws it
Hong Kong protests: from throwing bricks at police vans to becoming experts at putting out tear gas, meet the teenagers who are risking it all for their ideals

Tens of thousands of teenagers study hard during the week and then give up their weekends to protest, risking injury and arrest.

23 Oct 2019 - 12:46PM

Tens of thousands of teenagers study hard during the week and then give up their weekends to protest, risking injury and arrest.

Hong Kong protests: from throwing bricks at police vans to becoming experts at putting out tear gas, meet the teenagers who are risking it all for their ideals
As Hong Kong heads towards District Elections, calls for ‘revolution’ raise chances of more candidate disqualifications

At least four candidates have been asked to explain their use of a popular slogan among the city’s protesters – ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ – which has touched a nerve with the authorities

17 Oct 2019 - 9:50PM

At least four candidates have been asked to explain their use of a popular slogan among the city’s protesters – ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ – which has touched a nerve with the authorities

As Hong Kong heads towards District Elections, calls for ‘revolution’ raise chances of more candidate disqualifications
Government condemns attack on Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham

All kinds of violence are unacceptable, says deputy leader, adding that police will bring culprits to justice. The Civil Human Rights Front activist was hit with hammers and spanners on Wednesday night, the second time he was attacked in two months.

17 Oct 2019 - 10:01PM

All kinds of violence are unacceptable, says deputy leader, adding that police will bring culprits to justice. The Civil Human Rights Front activist was hit with hammers and spanners on Wednesday night, the second time he was attacked in two months.

Government condemns attack on Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham
Protesters snub Carrie Lam’s policy address and denounce it as a bid to silence middle class by turning them into property slaves

Internet users on forum LIHKG pour scorn on chief executive’s blueprint, with few bothering to show up at speech venue in morning.

16 Oct 2019 - 11:56PM

Internet users on forum LIHKG pour scorn on chief executive’s blueprint, with few bothering to show up at speech venue in morning.

Protesters snub Carrie Lam’s policy address and denounce it as a bid to silence middle class by turning them into property slaves
Why chanting popular slogan ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ could sink chances of district council election hopefuls

Among district council hopefuls questioned on the slogan by returning officers is Sha Tin district councillor Billy Chan, who must give his reply by Tuesday night.

15 Oct 2019 - 10:41AM

Among district council hopefuls questioned on the slogan by returning officers is Sha Tin district councillor Billy Chan, who must give his reply by Tuesday night.

Why chanting popular slogan ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ could sink chances of district council election hopefuls
Four months of Hong Kong protests: how peaceful mass marches escalated to intense violence, a bitterly divided society and a loss of innocence

An estimated 1 million people marched peacefully on June 9, calling for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill. Four months on, the city has become familiar with intense violence, wanton destruction and a bitterly divided society, while more than 2,000 people have been arrested.

10 Oct 2019 - 6:21AM

An estimated 1 million people marched peacefully on June 9, calling for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill. Four months on, the city has become familiar with intense violence, wanton destruction and a bitterly divided society, while more than 2,000 people have been arrested.

Four months of Hong Kong protests: how peaceful mass marches escalated to intense violence, a bitterly divided society and a loss of innocence
Hong Kong police make first arrests under new anti-mask law as at least 13 anti-government protesters are taken into custody

At least 13 anti-government protesters have been taken into custody and most of those were also arrested for engaging in unlawful assembly, police say.

7 Oct 2019 - 12:49AM

At least 13 anti-government protesters have been taken into custody and most of those were also arrested for engaging in unlawful assembly, police say.

Hong Kong police make first arrests under new anti-mask law as at least 13 anti-government protesters are taken into custody