Joyce Ng

Hong Kong

Joyce Ng

Senior reporter, Hong Kong

Joyce Ng covers Hong Kong’s politics and housing issues. She joined the Post in 2008 to focus on urban planning, housing and heritage news, and has won awards for reporting on developers’ tricks in flat sales.

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Tiananmen Square vigil group in Hong Kong ‘cared about China’, former organiser tells court

Tiananmen Square crackdown vigil organiser tells court group supported ‘democratic China’ through non-violent means.

Tiananmen Square crackdown vigil organiser tells court group supported ‘democratic China’ through non-violent means.

6 Sep 2022 - 4:24PM
Kai Tak dreams fizzle: Hong Kong’s massive ‘second CBD’ project slowed down by delays, changes to original plans

Rezoning of commercial sites, appearance of Covid-19 facility raise questions about new ‘CBD2’.

Rezoning of commercial sites, appearance of Covid-19 facility raise questions about new ‘CBD2’.

29 Aug 2022 - 8:00AM
Environmental advisers divided over public housing plan for luxury Hong Kong golf course

Advisory Council on the Environment fails to reach consensus after six-hour meeting over ecological survey behind public housing plan for controversial Fanling site.

Advisory Council on the Environment fails to reach consensus after six-hour meeting over ecological survey behind public housing plan for controversial Fanling site.

9 Aug 2022 - 12:12AM
Hong Kong must raise interest rates but wild swing in property prices unlikely, finance chief says

Paul Chan says prime rate increase in Hong Kong is expected in coming months, but scale and pace need not follow US Fed’s move.

Paul Chan says prime rate increase in Hong Kong is expected in coming months, but scale and pace need not follow US Fed’s move.

27 Jul 2022 - 8:00AM
Can Hong Kong’s next leader John Lee fix the city’s housing crisis?

Years of lethargy have set Hong Kong on its way to an entrenched housing crisis, with homes growing smaller but more expensive.

Years of lethargy have set Hong Kong on its way to an entrenched housing crisis, with homes growing smaller but more expensive.

28 Jun 2022 - 10:15AM
Hong Kong Town Planning Board rejects proposal to switch 2 prime sites at former Kai Tak airport from commercial to housing use

Keeping the commercial plots would be good for the city’s long-term economic development, some board members said.

Keeping the commercial plots would be good for the city’s long-term economic development, some board members said.

17 Jun 2022 - 11:06PM
Hong Kong may use luxury Fanling golf course to build 12,000 public housing flats

New figure more than doubles previous number of homes proposed for Fanling site by government study in 2018.

New figure more than doubles previous number of homes proposed for Fanling site by government study in 2018.

20 May 2022 - 10:32PM
Hong Kong Covid-19 isolation centre at prime Kai Tak development area ‘to be used for temporary public housing’

Developers, tourism players worry about impact on plans for residential, leisure hub in the area

Developers, tourism players worry about impact on plans for residential, leisure hub in the area

7 May 2022 - 8:30PM
Hong Kong landowners to get better compensation rates with new mechanism, in bid to boost Northern Metropolis development

New system offers only two tiers of compensation, to be determined by purpose of land resumption, with rates reviewed every six months.

New system offers only two tiers of compensation, to be determined by purpose of land resumption, with rates reviewed every six months.

3 May 2022 - 8:45PM
Hong Kong chief executive election 2022: can John Lee be the leader to finally untie the knotty problem of housing?

John Lee faces immense pressure to successfully balance land supply with demand for flats and developers’ interests, a challenge that stymied other leaders.

John Lee faces immense pressure to successfully balance land supply with demand for flats and developers’ interests, a challenge that stymied other leaders.

28 Apr 2022 - 10:34AM
Brisk business at ‘patriots-only’ Legco: Hong Kong lawmakers heed Carrie Lam’s appeal to ask fewer questions before budget meetings

Officials freed to work on pandemic, but lawmakers hope the limit on questions does not set a precedent

Officials freed to work on pandemic, but lawmakers hope the limit on questions does not set a precedent

18 Apr 2022 - 1:32PM
Coronavirus: hurdles for Hong Kong voluntary mass testing amid scepticism from some, elderly’s uncertainty with online system

Many among the elderly are unsure how to use the government’s online self-reporting platform, others find the scheme futile.

Many among the elderly are unsure how to use the government’s online self-reporting platform, others find the scheme futile.

8 Apr 2022 - 4:15PM
Aspiring Hong Kong homeowners rush to sign up for chance to buy shoebox flats the size of 1½ car park spaces

The nano flats in Kai Tak are among the 8,926 places of various sizes provided under this year’s Home Ownership Scheme.

The nano flats in Kai Tak are among the 8,926 places of various sizes provided under this year’s Home Ownership Scheme.

25 Feb 2022 - 6:57PM
All private flats built in Hong Kong must be at least 280 sq ft in future under new government rule

The minimum size requirement in the private sector will cover all government land sales, railway property projects, homes built by the Urban Renewal Authority and redevelopment projects.

The minimum size requirement in the private sector will cover all government land sales, railway property projects, homes built by the Urban Renewal Authority and redevelopment projects.

25 Feb 2022 - 3:45PM
Sweeteners to ease Covid-19 pain: from vouchers and tax cuts to rent relief – 7 key takeaways from Hong Kong’s 2022-23 budget

The budget includes billions set aside for pandemic relief and public health, while also laying out rental protections for small businesses, higher taxes for landlords and more consumption vouchers for residents.

The budget includes billions set aside for pandemic relief and public health, while also laying out rental protections for small businesses, higher taxes for landlords and more consumption vouchers for residents.

23 Feb 2022 - 7:53PM
Hong Kong developer secures right to build homes on wetland after 30-year struggle, urges government to sort out town planning discord

The firm is a part of a jointly owned project with Henderson Land Development to build on an ecological wetland in the Deep Bay Area.

The firm is a part of a jointly owned project with Henderson Land Development to build on an ecological wetland in the Deep Bay Area.

24 Jan 2022 - 7:11AM
Omicron: 2 ex-Cathay Pacific flight attendants arrested, charged with violating anti-pandemic regulations in Hong Kong

A government statement says the pair ‘conducted unnecessary activities’ on December 25 and 27 during what was supposed to be a period of home isolation under medical surveillance.

A government statement says the pair ‘conducted unnecessary activities’ on December 25 and 27 during what was supposed to be a period of home isolation under medical surveillance.

18 Jan 2022 - 8:21AM
Hong Kong leader expected to brief first Legco session on massive bureau restructure plan, Northern Metropolis

Shake-up will include establishing new housing body, creation of cultural bureau to develop city into arts hub.

Shake-up will include establishing new housing body, creation of cultural bureau to develop city into arts hub.

12 Jan 2022 - 9:00AM
Where is the City of Victoria? Authenticity confirmed for 3 more boundary stones marking Hong Kong’s first colonial settlement

Latest discovery brings number of such recorded relics to 10, marking area in 1903 that spanned present-day Central, Sai Wan, Sheung Wan and Wan Chai.

Latest discovery brings number of such recorded relics to 10, marking area in 1903 that spanned present-day Central, Sai Wan, Sheung Wan and Wan Chai.

18 Dec 2021 - 12:45AM
Beijing media misunderstood Hong Kong’s housing woes in blaming property tycoons for social unrest, Legco candidate Louis Loong says

Housing crisis, high prices the result of land shortage and government red tape, says Louis Loong.

Housing crisis, high prices the result of land shortage and government red tape, says Louis Loong.

7 Dec 2021 - 7:36PM
Hong Kong lawmakers demand government shorten 20-year projection to meet public housing target

Housing minister Frank Chan admits that meeting pledge to supply public flat within 3 years of application might take between 10 and 20 years, prompting lawmakers to call for more precise and shorter timeline.

Housing minister Frank Chan admits that meeting pledge to supply public flat within 3 years of application might take between 10 and 20 years, prompting lawmakers to call for more precise and shorter timeline.

20 Oct 2021 - 11:48PM
Property developer with rights to prized wetlands in Northern Metropolis area calls for fair hearing by Hong Kong town planners

The Fu family that runs KHI Holdings Group is seeking to build 28 high-rises and 140 houses on a stretch of wetlands in Yuen Long, which sits inside the new planned Northern Metropolis.

The Fu family that runs KHI Holdings Group is seeking to build 28 high-rises and 140 houses on a stretch of wetlands in Yuen Long, which sits inside the new planned Northern Metropolis.

20 Oct 2021 - 1:24AM
Hong Kong to amend ‘unreasonable’ planning rules, cut avenues for public to raise objections to projects

Town planners and an advocacy group agree amendments can prevent abuses but warned against sweeping changes that could cut people’s right to object to projects.

Town planners and an advocacy group agree amendments can prevent abuses but warned against sweeping changes that could cut people’s right to object to projects.

9 Oct 2021 - 3:30AM
Proposed Northern Metropolis near mainland China border will be ‘Hong Kong’s most important area’, leader says in policy address

The scheme, repackaged and expanded from an existing new town plan, is seen as a major strategic change for the city’s development.

The scheme, repackaged and expanded from an existing new town plan, is seen as a major strategic change for the city’s development.

20 Oct 2021 - 1:30AM
6 takeaways from 2021 Hong Kong policy address: from a new metropolis to Carrie Lam conducting national security classes

Long-term implications abound in address Lam promised would be ‘visionary’, though advisers say that’s no indication of whether she’ll seek second term.

Long-term implications abound in address Lam promised would be ‘visionary’, though advisers say that’s no indication of whether she’ll seek second term.

20 Oct 2021 - 1:30AM
Carrie Lam policy address: massive housing plan near Hong Kong’s border to play starring role in speech, but vision has its critics

Blueprint calls for expanding on existing plan for New Territories North and will be comparable in scale with Lantau Tomorrow Vision, sources say.

Blueprint calls for expanding on existing plan for New Territories North and will be comparable in scale with Lantau Tomorrow Vision, sources say.

6 Oct 2021 - 7:30AM
Hong Kong property giants deny Beijing is ramping up pressure on industry to fix city’s housing woes, following reports of officials losing patience

City’s biggest developers release statement saying they have not been approached by mainland Chinese officials expressing concern about Hong Kong housing issues.

City’s biggest developers release statement saying they have not been approached by mainland Chinese officials expressing concern about Hong Kong housing issues.

24 Sep 2021 - 11:37PM
Carrie Lam says Hong Kong property developers more helpful on housing, but declines to confirm report claiming Beijing making tycoons toe line

‘All I can say is that the central government cares a lot about Hong Kong’s livelihood issues,’ city leader says while refusing to address ‘rumours’.

‘All I can say is that the central government cares a lot about Hong Kong’s livelihood issues,’ city leader says while refusing to address ‘rumours’.

21 Sep 2021 - 11:32PM
Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority ready to build subsidised flats, but needs land to move faster, chairman says

URA considering new approaches to meet target of building 18,000 flats in five years as Beijing pushes for elimination of subdivided homes.

URA considering new approaches to meet target of building 18,000 flats in five years as Beijing pushes for elimination of subdivided homes.

6 Sep 2021 - 9:28AM
‘Punching bags’ over housing shortage? Powerful Hong Kong rural group calls for changes to sell ancestral village land to developers

Heung Yee Kuk chief blames rigid rules for blocking release of village land for new housing

Heung Yee Kuk chief blames rigid rules for blocking release of village land for new housing

24 Aug 2021 - 3:42PM