Joyce Ng

Hong Kong

Joyce Ng

Housing team leader, 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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Hong Kong police raid office of poll organisers involved in Saturday’s opposition primary, over suspected data leak from 2013 project

Force says it received reports of a suspected data leak concerning residents and officers, tied to a 2013 project conducted by founder of Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute.

12 Jul 2020 - 8:25AM

Force says it received reports of a suspected data leak concerning residents and officers, tied to a 2013 project conducted by founder of Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute.

Hong Kong police raid office of poll organisers involved in Saturday’s opposition primary, over suspected data leak from 2013 project
National security law: head of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s office appointed secretary general of local committee overseeing legislation

Eric Chan, director of the Chief Executive’s Office, appointed secretary general to the new Committee for Safeguarding National Security.

2 Jul 2020 - 11:55PM

Eric Chan, director of the Chief Executive’s Office, appointed secretary general to the new Committee for Safeguarding National Security.

National security law: head of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s office appointed secretary general of local committee overseeing legislation
National security law: day of defiance as protests break out in Hong Kong, about 370 arrested

Thousands of demonstrators play cat and mouse with police across Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, shouting slogans, with one officer stabbed in clash.

3 Jul 2020 - 4:25PM

Thousands of demonstrators play cat and mouse with police across Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, shouting slogans, with one officer stabbed in clash.

National security law: day of defiance as protests break out in Hong Kong, about 370 arrested
National security law will uphold ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong, top Beijing official says

The new law ‘effectively stops the loopholes’ that existed in Hong Kong and undermined national security, senior Beijing official says.

1 Jul 2020 - 4:57PM

The new law ‘effectively stops the loopholes’ that existed in Hong Kong and undermined national security, senior Beijing official says.

National security law will uphold ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong, top Beijing official says
Tiananmen vigil organisers, media boss Jimmy Lai to be prosecuted on incitement charges over Victoria Park gathering, Hong Kong police source says

The case, which will go to court on June 23, stems from a crowd of thousands turning out in defiance of a ban on the yearly candlelight gathering.

12 Jun 2020 - 12:05AM

The case, which will go to court on June 23, stems from a crowd of thousands turning out in defiance of a ban on the yearly candlelight gathering.

Tiananmen vigil organisers, media boss Jimmy Lai to be prosecuted on incitement charges over Victoria Park gathering, Hong Kong police source says
Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK to undergo management review by civil servants following series of controversies

Move triggers accusations the government is trying to erode the broadcaster’s independence, though authorities say editorial decisions will not be examined.

28 May 2020 - 10:26PM

Move triggers accusations the government is trying to erode the broadcaster’s independence, though authorities say editorial decisions will not be examined.

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK to undergo management review by civil servants following series of controversies
National security law offenders in Hong Kong will not be sent for trial in mainland China, senior legal source says

Beijing legislation tailor-made for Hong Kong will be incorporated into latter’s legal system with built-in protections, insider says.

5 Jun 2020 - 10:33AM

Beijing legislation tailor-made for Hong Kong will be incorporated into latter’s legal system with built-in protections, insider says.

National security law offenders in Hong Kong will not be sent for trial in mainland China, senior legal source says
Two Sessions 2020: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vows ‘full support’ for national security law and promises city’s freedoms will remain unaffected

Speaking after Hong Kong stocks plunged, Lam said the law is to protect, not hurt, the rights of residents and investors.

23 May 2020 - 5:37PM

Speaking after Hong Kong stocks plunged, Lam said the law is to protect, not hurt, the rights of residents and investors.

Two Sessions 2020: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vows ‘full support’ for national security law and promises city’s freedoms will remain unaffected
Hong Kong protests: city leader Carrie Lam shelves independent review into what caused unrest

City leader says her priority is dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and pledges to accept the recommendations of the police watchdog’s report on officers’ conduct during last year’s disturbances.

15 May 2020 - 8:20PM

City leader says her priority is dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and pledges to accept the recommendations of the police watchdog’s report on officers’ conduct during last year’s disturbances.

Hong Kong protests: city leader Carrie Lam shelves independent review into what caused unrest
Hong Kong’s second starter homes for the middle class will be sold at 20 per cent less than market price

About 1,000 homes – including studios and units with one and two bedrooms – will come up on Anderson Road in Kowloon.

20 Mar 2020 - 10:35PM

About 1,000 homes – including studios and units with one and two bedrooms – will come up on Anderson Road in Kowloon.

Hong Kong’s second starter homes for the middle class will be sold at 20 per cent less than market price
Police bill of about HK$95 million for water barriers, security props ‘split among 22 Hong Kong government agencies and not identified in budget’

Government source raises alarm on ‘allocation warrants’ in which departments foot the bill for each other, as lawmaker questions if force has abused practice.

15 Mar 2020 - 10:14PM

Government source raises alarm on ‘allocation warrants’ in which departments foot the bill for each other, as lawmaker questions if force has abused practice.

Police bill of about HK$95 million for water barriers, security props ‘split among 22 Hong Kong government agencies and not identified in budget’
Money is not everything, says Hong Kong government as it adopts rare approach to selling prime site in heart of Central

Development secretary Michael Wong says design proposals will matter as much as price bids for plot of land on city’s harbourfront.

28 Feb 2020 - 4:46AM

Development secretary Michael Wong says design proposals will matter as much as price bids for plot of land on city’s harbourfront.

Money is not everything, says Hong Kong government as it adopts rare approach to selling prime site in heart of Central
Six things to know about the Hong Kong budget: from ‘exceptional’ cash handouts to big mental health care plans, here’s how Hongkongers will be affected

Financial Secretary Paul Chan may have been scooped by his boss’s HK$30 billion coronavirus relief package two weeks ago, but his budget still caught the eye.

26 Feb 2020 - 5:24PM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan may have been scooped by his boss’s HK$30 billion coronavirus relief package two weeks ago, but his budget still caught the eye.

Six things to know about the Hong Kong budget: from ‘exceptional’ cash handouts to big mental health care plans, here’s how Hongkongers will be affected
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to arrange chartered flights to bring home residents stranded on quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship

The free flights will carry Hong Kong residents who are allowed to disembark, Security Bureau says.

16 Feb 2020 - 1:48AM

The free flights will carry Hong Kong residents who are allowed to disembark, Security Bureau says.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to arrange chartered flights to bring home residents stranded on quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship
Ng Cho-nam, Hong Kong environmental crusader and government adviser, dies at 59

Former Conservancy Association leader played key role in rescuing Long Valley wetlands in 1999 – a rare success in the city’s conservation history.

13 Dec 2019 - 11:07PM

Former Conservancy Association leader played key role in rescuing Long Valley wetlands in 1999 – a rare success in the city’s conservation history.

Ng Cho-nam, Hong Kong environmental crusader and  government adviser, dies at 59
Numbers dwindle at lunchtime rallies in Hong Kong, but protesters vow to return in force for Sunday’s human rights march

Protesters fear movement is losing momentum after success in district council elections, but hope more will turn out for Sunday human rights march.

5 Dec 2019 - 2:43PM

Protesters fear movement is losing momentum after success in district council elections, but hope more will turn out for Sunday human rights march.

Numbers dwindle at lunchtime rallies in Hong Kong, but protesters vow to return in force for Sunday’s human rights march
Hong Kong protesters return to city streets to keep pressure on government and show support for radicals at Polytechnic University

Crowds gather at IFC Mall in Central, while traffic briefly grinds to a halt in Kowloon Bay.

27 Nov 2019 - 2:13AM

Crowds gather at IFC Mall in Central, while traffic briefly grinds to a halt in Kowloon Bay.

Hong Kong protesters return to city streets to keep pressure on government and show support for radicals at Polytechnic University
Rare day of calm after week of chaos and violence across Hong Kong, but 100 protesters still defying surrender in Polytechnic University stand-off

Authorities make plans to clear Cross-Harbour Tunnel, a major link crippled for a week by radicals.

21 Nov 2019 - 5:35AM

Authorities make plans to clear Cross-Harbour Tunnel, a major link crippled for a week by radicals.

Rare day of calm after week of chaos and violence across Hong Kong, but 100 protesters still defying surrender in Polytechnic University stand-off
Hong Kong mask law: Beijing claim on ‘unconstitutional’ ruling could spell end of ‘one country, two systems’, legal heavyweights warn

After spokesman for NPCSC’s Legislative Affairs Commission said High Court ruling did not comply with Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, city’s legal scholars suggest ‘ill advised’ remarks could be ‘disastrous’ for politically charged cases.

20 Nov 2019 - 12:03PM

After spokesman for NPCSC’s Legislative Affairs Commission said High Court ruling did not comply with Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, city’s legal scholars suggest ‘ill advised’ remarks could be ‘disastrous’ for politically charged cases.

Hong Kong mask law: Beijing claim on ‘unconstitutional’ ruling could spell end of ‘one country, two systems’, legal heavyweights warn
Tear gas fired on campuses for first time as student protesters battle police at Chinese University, Polytechnic University and University of Hong Kong

More than 100 tear gas rounds, sponge grenades and rubber bullets fired by police, while student protesters hurl bricks and petrol bombs.

12 Nov 2019 - 12:36AM

More than 100 tear gas rounds, sponge grenades and rubber bullets fired by police, while student protesters hurl bricks and petrol bombs.

Tear gas fired on campuses for first time as student protesters battle police at Chinese University, Polytechnic University and University of Hong Kong
No increase in compensation for landlords whose plots are seized by Hong Kong government for public housing, development chief says

Secretary for Development Michael Wong says current rate at HK$1,389.6 per square foot is ‘very much enough’.

17 Oct 2019 - 9:17PM

Secretary for Development Michael Wong says current rate at HK$1,389.6 per square foot is ‘very much enough’.

No increase in compensation for landlords whose plots are seized by Hong Kong government for public housing, development chief says
Beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam puts focus firmly on housing as cause of public grievances as she unveils her third policy blueprint

Chief executive proposes to boost affordable housing, find more land and improve livelihoods amid a worsening economy, but offers no political solutions for continuing unrest.

17 Oct 2019 - 12:35AM

Chief executive proposes to boost affordable housing, find more land and improve livelihoods amid a worsening economy, but offers no political solutions for continuing unrest.

Beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam puts focus firmly on housing as cause of public grievances as she unveils her third policy blueprint
Hong Kong policy address key takeaways: Leader Carrie Lam homes in on housing ‘grievances’ and unveils cash sweeteners in bid to rescue city from brink

Forced to abandon Legco speech, Hong Kong’s chief executive reveals schemes to tap into Hongkongers’ home ownership aspirations in video address.

18 Oct 2019 - 12:03PM

Forced to abandon Legco speech, Hong Kong’s chief executive reveals schemes to tap into Hongkongers’ home ownership aspirations in video address.

Hong Kong policy address key takeaways: Leader Carrie Lam homes in on housing ‘grievances’ and unveils cash sweeteners in bid to rescue city from brink
Anti-mask law for protesters would be tough to enforce in streets and courtrooms, Hong Kong police and legal experts say

One police inspector says potential law will ‘unnecessarily stir up more trouble’, while law professor wonders if it constitutes inhumane treatment.

4 Oct 2019 - 8:20AM

One police inspector says potential law will ‘unnecessarily stir up more trouble’, while law professor wonders if it constitutes inhumane treatment.

Anti-mask law for protesters would be tough to enforce in streets and courtrooms, Hong Kong police and legal experts say
National Day key takeaways: President Xi’s pledge on Hong Kong stability, early protests in the city quelled and MTR stations and malls close

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam seems to be enjoying lighter moment in Beijing as she watches parade, while President Xi Jinping makes pledge on city’s stability.

1 Oct 2019 - 1:40PM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam seems to be enjoying lighter moment in Beijing as she watches parade, while President Xi Jinping makes pledge on city’s stability.

National Day key takeaways: President Xi’s pledge on Hong Kong stability, early protests in the city quelled and MTR stations and malls close
David Akers-Jones, Hong Kong’s former chief secretary under British colonial rule, dies at 92

Political heavyweight is remembered fondly by former colleagues who say his heart was always with Hong Kong long after retirement.

2 Oct 2019 - 9:28AM

Political heavyweight is remembered fondly by former colleagues who say his heart was always with Hong Kong long after retirement.

David Akers-Jones, Hong Kong’s former chief secretary under British colonial rule, dies at 92
No shortage of ideas to boost land for homes in Hong Kong. But do Carrie Lam and Beijing have the political will to overhaul the system?

In a new series delving beyond the social unrest in Hong Kong to survey the city’s deep-rooted problems, the Post is focusing on the role of housing in causing great disaffection in society.

3 Oct 2019 - 6:17AM

In a new series delving beyond the social unrest in Hong Kong to survey the city’s deep-rooted problems, the Post is focusing on the role of housing in causing great disaffection in society.

No shortage of ideas to boost land for homes in Hong Kong. But do Carrie Lam and Beijing have the political will to overhaul the system?
Our Hong Kong Foundation think tank offers raft of land and housing proposals meant to ease anti-government protest crisis

Our Hong Kong Foundation offers 10 suggestions, including interest-free loans for first-time buyers and the privatisation of public estates.

25 Sep 2019 - 10:57PM

Our Hong Kong Foundation offers 10 suggestions, including interest-free loans for first-time buyers and the privatisation of public estates.

Our Hong Kong Foundation think tank offers raft of land and housing proposals meant to ease anti-government protest crisis
Can the Lands Resumption Ordinance offer a way out of Hong Kong’s housing crisis and quell protests?

Hong Kong’s largest pro-Beijing party has called on the government to seize private developers’ land for public housing, which some have called a stunt to try and win back voters it fears lost ahead of district council elections.

14 Sep 2019 - 9:31AM

Hong Kong’s largest pro-Beijing party has called on the government to seize private developers’ land for public housing, which some have called a stunt to try and win back voters it fears lost ahead of district council elections.

Can the Lands Resumption Ordinance offer a way out of Hong Kong’s housing crisis and quell protests?
Beijing piles pressure on Hong Kong developers, calling on government to seize land being ‘hoarded for profit’

Three commentaries published by state media single out unaffordable housing as a ‘root cause’ behind young people taking to the streets in anti-government protests.

14 Sep 2019 - 12:00AM

Three commentaries published by state media single out unaffordable housing as a ‘root cause’ behind young people taking to the streets in anti-government protests.

Beijing piles pressure on Hong Kong developers, calling on government to seize land being ‘hoarded for profit’