Joanne Ma

Joanne Ma

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Joanne is a reporter at Young Post. She joined the Post in 2018. She majored in English Literature for her first degree and has a master's degree in Journalism. She is constantly fascinated by personal stories and all the far-reaching ripples created by various news events.

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Hong Kong students express their worries about their studies, Covid-19, protests and national security law as classes resume

Temperature checks and social distancing measures await students as the return to school after months of online learning

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Temperature checks and social distancing measures await students as the return to school after months of online learning

Hong Kong students express their worries about their studies, Covid-19, protests and national security law as classes resume
Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy student groups call for school strikes against national anthem law

Second reading of controversial bill coincides with first day back at school for many students amid the coronavirus pandemic.

26 May 2020 - 6:39PM

Second reading of controversial bill coincides with first day back at school for many students amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy student groups call for school strikes against national anthem law
Face off: Should teenagers aged under 18 be banned from reporting during the Hong Kong protests?

With tear gas, water cannons and petrol bombs the norm at the anti-government demonstrations, is it a safe environment for young journalists? 

26 May 2020 - 4:03PM

With tear gas, water cannons and petrol bombs the norm at the anti-government demonstrations, is it a safe environment for young journalists? 

Face off: Should teenagers aged under 18 be banned from reporting during the Hong Kong protests?
Hong Kong protests: Taiwan will provide 'necessary assistance' to Hongkongers, says president Tsai Ing-wen
Renaissance College student wins Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize by depicting city’s wealth inequality

16-year-old Cristiana Papadopolous won the Student Award in a contest hosted by Justice Centre

26 May 2020 - 6:24PM

16-year-old Cristiana Papadopolous won the Student Award in a contest hosted by Justice Centre

Renaissance College student wins Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize by depicting city’s wealth inequality
Three historic sites in Hong Kong, including Tin Hau temple in Yau Ma Tei, declared monuments

Other sites include the masonry bridge of Pok Fu Lam Reservoir and Tung Wah Coffin Home on Sandy Bay Road

23 May 2020 - 1:09PM

Other sites include the masonry bridge of Pok Fu Lam Reservoir and Tung Wah Coffin Home on Sandy Bay Road

Three historic sites in Hong Kong, including Tin Hau temple in Yau Ma Tei, declared monuments
Hong Kong student groups express concern over Beijing's national security bill

Student leaders say the proposed legislation infringes on the city's autonomy and "One Country, Two Systems"

22 May 2020 - 6:23PM

Student leaders say the proposed legislation infringes on the city's autonomy and "One Country, Two Systems"

Hong Kong student groups express concern over Beijing's national security bill
Face off: Is it too late to give reusable masks to Hongkongers to fight Covid-19?

The Hong Kong government recently gave each of its residents a free, environmentally-sustainable mask, but is it too little, too late?

26 May 2020 - 4:04PM

The Hong Kong government recently gave each of its residents a free, environmentally-sustainable mask, but is it too little, too late?

Face off: Is it too late to give reusable masks to Hongkongers to fight Covid-19?
HK student groups plan legal action against government over controversial HKDSE History question

Critics of the question say it was biased, and insulting to the Chinese people.

18 May 2020 - 7:59PM

Critics of the question say it was biased, and insulting to the Chinese people.

HK student groups plan legal action against government over controversial HKDSE History question
HKDSE 2020: Nothing unexpected in Geography exam, as it asks questions about sustainability and urban development

Students say the questions were similar to what they studied in mock exams, but there was a lot to write

18 May 2020 - 6:30PM

Students say the questions were similar to what they studied in mock exams, but there was a lot to write

HKDSE 2020: Nothing unexpected in Geography exam, as it asks questions about sustainability and urban development
Hong Kong YouTuber Hanna Vanharanta talks about going viral and why she makes videos
HKDSE 2020: BAFS had most difficult multiple choice questions in exam’s history, tutors say

The other sections of this year's Business, Accounting and Financial Studies paper were relatively easy though.

16 May 2020 - 6:59PM

The other sections of this year's Business, Accounting and Financial Studies paper were relatively easy though.

HKDSE 2020: BAFS had most difficult multiple choice questions in exam’s history, tutors say
RTHK told to leave production building after educational programmes cut
Hong Kong protests: Activists say reading of National Anthem Bill purposely coincides with start of school

The law is meant to be discussed on May 27, the same day secondary schools begin after the Covid-19 class suspension.

14 May 2020 - 12:10PM

The law is meant to be discussed on May 27, the same day secondary schools begin after the Covid-19 class suspension.

Hong Kong protests: Activists say reading of National Anthem Bill purposely coincides with start of school
Face off: Will the 2020 pro-democracy protests attract as many people as last year’s?

This week, students debate whether the Hong Kong protests will start again as the Covid-19 threat eases.

19 May 2020 - 11:00AM

This week, students debate whether the Hong Kong protests will start again as the Covid-19 threat eases.

Face off: Will the 2020 pro-democracy protests attract as many people as last year’s?
HKDSE 2020: Geography exam tips and last-minute advice to approach the syllabus

Be sure to brush up on your map reading and skills you need to answer multiple choice questions as well.

12 May 2020 - 1:42PM

Be sure to brush up on your map reading and skills you need to answer multiple choice questions as well.

HKDSE 2020: Geography exam tips and last-minute advice to approach the syllabus
What life is like for women in Saudi Arabia

Here are five 'rules' women and girls have to live by in Saudi Arabia.

12 May 2020 - 1:12PM

Here are five 'rules' women and girls have to live by in Saudi Arabia.

What life is like for women in Saudi Arabia
HKDSE 2020: Biology ‘easier than last year' with manageable multiple choice questions
Hong Kong's press freedom drops to record low due to personal safety and editorial freedom concerns

In a survey conducted by the Hong Kong Journalists' Association, both the public and reporters say police treatment during protests is a major thing affecting press freedom.

11 May 2020 - 6:05PM

In a survey conducted by the Hong Kong Journalists' Association, both the public and reporters say police treatment during protests is a major thing affecting press freedom.

Hong Kong's press freedom drops to record low due to personal safety and editorial freedom concerns
Education Bureau sends social distancing rules before Hong Kong schools resume

Students have been learning online for four months because of Covid-19, but will finally start returning to school at the end of May.

8 May 2020 - 6:29PM

Students have been learning online for four months because of Covid-19, but will finally start returning to school at the end of May.

Education Bureau sends social distancing rules before Hong Kong schools resume
HKDSE 2020: Top tips from an expert for the Biology exam

A star biology tutor tells us that some topics are more likely than others to appear in this year’s DSE.

5 May 2020 - 11:50AM

A star biology tutor tells us that some topics are more likely than others to appear in this year’s DSE.

HKDSE 2020: Top tips from an expert for the Biology exam
HKDSE 2020: Students call Chinese Reading and Composition papers ‘pretty easy’

More modern texts means that many passages were easier to understand than in previous years.

4 May 2020 - 6:59PM

More modern texts means that many passages were easier to understand than in previous years.

HKDSE 2020: Students call Chinese Reading and Composition papers ‘pretty easy’
Young Hongkongers are unsatisfied with government’s social media performance

Youth in the city feel the government doesn’t connect with the public well on Facebook or Instagram and has a bad reputation.

1 May 2020 - 5:54PM

Youth in the city feel the government doesn’t connect with the public well on Facebook or Instagram and has a bad reputation.

Young Hongkongers are unsatisfied with government’s social media performance
Hong Kong protests: anti-government campaigners encourage shopping at 'yellow' shops during public holidays

Posters on Telegram call for Hongkongers to shop at local businesses that support the cause.

30 Apr 2020 - 7:32PM

Posters on Telegram call for Hongkongers to shop at local businesses that support the cause.

Hong Kong protests: anti-government campaigners encourage shopping at 'yellow' shops during public holidays
Coronavirus: Hong Kong university to test 3,000 residents with no symptoms to find hidden Covid-19 carriers

Participants will be tested for Immunoglobulin G, an antibody that suggests they have previously fought off the virus.

4 May 2020 - 11:10AM

Participants will be tested for Immunoglobulin G, an antibody that suggests they have previously fought off the virus.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong university to test 3,000 residents with no symptoms to find hidden Covid-19 carriers
Face off: If the Covid-19 outbreak calms down in July, should schools resume classes and cancel the summer holiday?

Each week, two of our readers debate a hot topic in a parliamentary-style debate that doesn’t necessarily reflect their personal viewpoint.

19 May 2020 - 10:57AM

Each week, two of our readers debate a hot topic in a parliamentary-style debate that doesn’t necessarily reflect their personal viewpoint.

Face off: If the Covid-19 outbreak calms down in July, should schools resume classes and cancel the summer holiday?
Studies show women say 'sorry' more than men, but why?

Scholars say there is a difference between what the two groups consider 'offensive behaviour' and how often they apologise.

28 Apr 2020 - 1:01PM

Scholars say there is a difference between what the two groups consider 'offensive behaviour' and how often they apologise.

Studies show women say 'sorry' more than men, but why?
HKDSE 2020: Liberal Studies exam asks students about press freedom in Hong Kong

The balance between press freedom and social responsibility featured in the assessment, along with the word ‘dilemma’ for the first time.

27 Apr 2020 - 7:14PM

The balance between press freedom and social responsibility featured in the assessment, along with the word ‘dilemma’ for the first time.

HKDSE 2020: Liberal Studies exam asks students about press freedom in Hong Kong
HKDSE 2020: Chemistry exam features more diagrams, difficulty level remains the same

Students who only revised the textbook might have been caught off guard.

27 Apr 2020 - 11:02AM

Students who only revised the textbook might have been caught off guard.

HKDSE 2020: Chemistry exam features more diagrams, difficulty level remains the same
Covid-19 and social distancing pushing Hongkongers to read more

While people are overall reading less than last year, stay at home measures during the coronavirus pandemic are prompting them to pick up books.

25 Apr 2020 - 2:46PM

While people are overall reading less than last year, stay at home measures during the coronavirus pandemic are prompting them to pick up books.

Covid-19 and social distancing pushing Hongkongers to read more