Jess Ma

Hong Kong

Jess Ma

Graduate Trainee Reporter

Jess joined the Post as a Graduate Trainee in 2021. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Human, Social, and Political Sciences, specialising in Politics and Social Anthropology.

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China needs risk assessment, anti-corruption measures to address ‘challenging’ belt and road environments

President Xi Jinping last week called for businesses involved with China’s Belt and Road Initiative to assess overseas risk regularly, while also establishing a risk monitoring system and anti-corruption legal framework.

President Xi Jinping last week called for businesses involved with China’s Belt and Road Initiative to assess overseas risk regularly, while also establishing a risk monitoring system and anti-corruption legal framework.

China needs risk assessment, anti-corruption measures to address ‘challenging’ belt and road environments
28 Nov 2021 - 10:20AM
China’s Singles’ Day sees surge in ‘nationalist’ spending as home-grown brands storm sales charts

Chinese designed and produced products dominated sales during Singles’ Day, reflecting growing interest among consumers about local brands, design and culture.

Chinese designed and produced products dominated sales during Singles’ Day, reflecting growing interest among consumers about local brands, design and culture.

China’s Singles’ Day sees surge in ‘nationalist’ spending as home-grown brands storm sales charts
21 Nov 2021 - 10:52PM
China’s small businesses are desperate for a lifeline, but tax cuts are ‘just sweeteners’ amid dwindling demand

Supply-chain disruptions, high raw-material costs and a power crisis have had an outsized impact on SMEs that were already struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.

Supply-chain disruptions, high raw-material costs and a power crisis have had an outsized impact on SMEs that were already struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.

China’s small businesses are desperate for a lifeline, but tax cuts are ‘just sweeteners’ amid dwindling demand
19 Nov 2021 - 10:02PM
Explainer | China’s SMEs: how important are small firms to the economy, and what challenges are they facing?

Since the start of the pandemic, China’s small and medium-sized enterprises have faced numerous challenges, from rising costs to regulatory tightening. So how are they faring?

Since the start of the pandemic, China’s small and medium-sized enterprises have faced numerous challenges, from rising costs to regulatory tightening. So how are they faring?

China’s SMEs: how important are small firms to the economy, and what challenges are they facing?
15 Nov 2021 - 4:04PM
Chinese producers pass on high raw material costs as inflation risks grow

More expensive inputs have driven up the cost of paint in China, showing how producer inflation is rippling through the world’s No 2 economy.

More expensive inputs have driven up the cost of paint in China, showing how producer inflation is rippling through the world’s No 2 economy.

Chinese producers pass on high raw material costs as inflation risks grow
11 Nov 2021 - 5:30AM
China’s power crisis sends magnesium prices skyward, choking supply chain and leaving Europe desperate

Magnesium production is power-intensive, emits five times more carbon pollutants than steel production, and China has nearly a complete monopoly on the industry.

Magnesium production is power-intensive, emits five times more carbon pollutants than steel production, and China has nearly a complete monopoly on the industry.

China’s power crisis sends magnesium prices skyward, choking supply chain and leaving Europe desperate
2 Nov 2021 - 3:22PM
China’s power crisis: Zhejiang the latest province to float electricity prices after Beijing eases restrictions

Since Beijing announced plans to liberalise power pricing, Zhejiang and Guangdong have hiked electricity costs and other provinces are looking to make similar changes.

Since Beijing announced plans to liberalise power pricing, Zhejiang and Guangdong have hiked electricity costs and other provinces are looking to make similar changes.

China’s power crisis: Zhejiang the latest province to float electricity prices after Beijing eases restrictions
21 Oct 2021 - 8:15AM
Coronavirus outbreaks, poor vaccine access, weak policy pushes IMF to downgrade global economic outlook

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its global economic growth forecast for the year due to periodic coronavirus outbreaks, poor vaccine access and weak government policy support.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its global economic growth forecast for the year due to periodic coronavirus outbreaks, poor vaccine access and weak government policy support.

Coronavirus outbreaks, poor vaccine access, weak policy pushes IMF to downgrade global economic outlook
15 Oct 2021 - 12:42AM
China data-rigging allegation: IMF backs former World Bank chief after review

Kristalina Georgieva and other World Bank officials came under investigation amid claims they pressured staff to alter data affecting China’s business ranking, but IMF backs her after review.

Kristalina Georgieva and other World Bank officials came under investigation amid claims they pressured staff to alter data affecting China’s business ranking, but IMF backs her after review.

China data-rigging allegation: IMF backs former World Bank chief after review
12 Oct 2021 - 10:48PM
Should Istana Woodneuk, in Singapore’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ estate Tyersall Park, be preserved for its heritage?

The now-abandoned mansion is in Tyersall Park estate, which was once home to a community of workers who served the Johor Sultan, and their families. There’s now talk that the estate – which inspired the setting of the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie – could be the site of luxury homes.

The now-abandoned mansion is in Tyersall Park estate, which was once home to a community of workers who served the Johor Sultan, and their families. There’s now talk that the estate – which inspired the setting of the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie – could be the site of luxury homes.

Should Istana Woodneuk, in Singapore’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ estate Tyersall Park, be preserved for its heritage?
11 Oct 2021 - 10:14PM
Explainer | Who is Malaysian fugitive Nicky Liow and what links him to ex-Macau triad boss ‘Broken Tooth’ Wan Kuok-koi?

Two figures with underworld ties have stood out amid the scandals involving Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency this year – but just who are Nicky Liow and Wan Kuok-koi?

Two figures with underworld ties have stood out amid the scandals involving Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency this year – but just who are Nicky Liow and Wan Kuok-koi?

Who is Malaysian fugitive Nicky Liow and what links him to ex-Macau triad boss ‘Broken Tooth’ Wan Kuok-koi?
6 Oct 2021 - 9:28AM
POST EDIT: De Beers 1888 Master Diamonds collection, now in Hong Kong, brings out the beauty of one-of-a-kind stones with intricate craftsmanship and planning

De Beers’ 1888 Master Diamonds collection, now in Hong Kong, is made up of 19 stunning stones, ranging in size from five to more than 26 carats, for which illustrator Cecilia Carlstedt has created bespoke artwork.

De Beers’ 1888 Master Diamonds collection, now in Hong Kong, is made up of 19 stunning stones, ranging in size from five to more than 26 carats, for which illustrator Cecilia Carlstedt has created bespoke artwork.

POST EDIT: De Beers 1888 Master Diamonds collection, now in Hong Kong, brings out the beauty of one-of-a-kind stones with intricate craftsmanship and planning
23 Sep 2021 - 1:20PM
Explainer | 5 budget Hong Kong dim sum restaurants where you can eat for around HK$100 a head, from old-school trolley service to modern and Michelin

Hong Kong is famous for its dim sum, and we put five budget restaurants to the test, trying traditional and modern variations of classic steamed and fried dishes.

Hong Kong is famous for its dim sum, and we put five budget restaurants to the test, trying traditional and modern variations of classic steamed and fried dishes.

5 budget Hong Kong dim sum restaurants where you can eat for around HK$100 a head, from old-school trolley service to modern and Michelin
27 Sep 2021 - 11:30AM
From Mulan to Shaolin Soccer, five memorable movies by Zhao Wei, the Chinese actress, film director and businesswoman China apparently wants its people to forget

Actress Zhao Wei was mysteriously scrubbed from the Chinese internet overnight in August, but her work lives on. Here are five films, from Mulan to Shaolin Soccer, that she will be remembered for.

Actress Zhao Wei was mysteriously scrubbed from the Chinese internet overnight in August, but her work lives on. Here are five films, from Mulan to Shaolin Soccer, that she will be remembered for.

From Mulan to Shaolin Soccer, five memorable movies by Zhao Wei, the Chinese actress, film director and businesswoman China apparently wants its people to forget
9 Sep 2021 - 2:15PM
Is copying art? US photographer draws on Henri Matisse, Renoir and Andreas Feininger in her Hong Kong show

Sherrie Levine shot to fame in the 1980s when she photographed other people’s photos and called it art. Baffling, but influential, she has a new solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

Sherrie Levine shot to fame in the 1980s when she photographed other people’s photos and called it art. Baffling, but influential, she has a new solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

Is copying art? US photographer draws on Henri Matisse, Renoir and Andreas Feininger in her Hong Kong show
8 Sep 2021 - 12:50PM
Film a new way to appreciate classical music, Hong Kong Sinfonietta discovers – its concert films will screen at city’s Life Is Art festival

‘Nothing can stop musicians from playing together,’ says the CEO of Hong Kong orchestra of its Back on Stage concert films – showing this month in Hong Kong’s Life is Art festival.

‘Nothing can stop musicians from playing together,’ says the CEO of Hong Kong orchestra of its Back on Stage concert films – showing this month in Hong Kong’s Life is Art festival.

Film a new way to appreciate classical music, Hong Kong Sinfonietta discovers – its concert films will screen at city’s Life Is Art festival
3 Sep 2021 - 6:15PM
Luxury spending rises in Hong Kong despite Covid-19’s hit to the economy, report says – and so do hopes for travel in the next six months

Hong Kong shoppers are spending more on luxury goods again, report shows, with many focusing on home-grown brands – possibly because of an increased feeling of shared identity.

Hong Kong shoppers are spending more on luxury goods again, report shows, with many focusing on home-grown brands – possibly because of an increased feeling of shared identity.

Luxury spending rises in Hong Kong despite Covid-19’s hit to the economy, report says – and so do hopes for travel in the next six months
1 Sep 2021 - 7:15AM
Monsters, freaks and death themes: artist Oscar Chan on confronting his fears in Hong Kong exhibition

Horror movies the Hong Kong-born, Paris-based artist watched while stuck in coronavirus lockdowns inspired his twisted takes on scenes from films, but Chan’s interest in death and the macabre began much earlier.

Horror movies the Hong Kong-born, Paris-based artist watched while stuck in coronavirus lockdowns inspired his twisted takes on scenes from films, but Chan’s interest in death and the macabre began much earlier.

Monsters, freaks and death themes: artist Oscar Chan on confronting his fears in Hong Kong exhibition
27 Aug 2021 - 3:38PM