Joyce Ng

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.
Joyce Ng
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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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’
Hong Kong moves on vacancy tax bill to target property developers hoarding new flats – as opposition says it’s a distraction from protests

Bill will target newly completed flats left empty for more than half a year but opposition lawmakers accuse city leader Carrie Lam of targeting developers to divert attention from roiling political crisis.

13 Sep 2019 - 9:54AM

Bill will target newly completed flats left empty for more than half a year but opposition lawmakers accuse city leader Carrie Lam of targeting developers to divert attention from roiling political crisis.

Hong Kong moves on vacancy tax bill to target property developers hoarding new flats – as opposition says it’s a distraction from protests
Hong Kong pressure group calls on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to take back all of Fanling golf course and reconsider Lantau island plan amid protest turmoil

Housing group expresses doubt city leader’s plan to create artificial islands could be achieved amid ongoing protest crisis

13 Sep 2019 - 5:22PM

Housing group expresses doubt city leader’s plan to create artificial islands could be achieved amid ongoing protest crisis

Hong Kong pressure group calls on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to take back all of Fanling golf course and reconsider Lantau island plan amid protest turmoil
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam fights back tears as she warns protesters they are pushing city ‘into an abyss’

Chief executive says protesters are compromising city’s safety during media briefing amid demonstration chaos, in which she brushes aside resignation questions.

13 Aug 2019 - 6:25PM

Chief executive says protesters are compromising city’s safety during media briefing amid demonstration chaos, in which she brushes aside resignation questions.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam fights back tears as she warns protesters they are pushing city ‘into an abyss’
‘Be more like Trump’: academic advises Hong Kong government to change tactics in battle against fake news

Donald Trump sets tone for world media with Twitter use, says political scientist Chan Wai-keun, whose comments come as Hong Kong protest rumours spread like wildfire.

8 Aug 2019 - 10:22AM

Donald Trump sets tone for world media with Twitter use, says political scientist Chan Wai-keun, whose comments come as Hong Kong protest rumours spread like wildfire.

‘Be more like Trump’: academic advises Hong Kong government to change tactics in battle against fake news
Hong Kong No 2 official Matthew Cheung seeking treatment for ‘tiny cyst’ in nose and still fit for work, office says

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung earlier seen visiting hospital. Growth thought to be benign and removable with minor surgery.

2 Aug 2019 - 11:19AM

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung earlier seen visiting hospital. Growth thought to be benign and removable with minor surgery.

Hong Kong No 2 official Matthew Cheung seeking treatment for ‘tiny cyst’ in nose and still fit for work, office says
Gun-toting officer was in fear for his life, Hong Kong Police say after more extradition bill clashes

The sergeant had been surrounded and attacked, force says. Protesters were picketing Kwai Chung Police Station waiting for 44 people charged with rioting to be released on bail.

31 Jul 2019 - 11:59PM

The sergeant had been surrounded and attacked, force says. Protesters were picketing Kwai Chung Police Station waiting for 44 people charged with rioting to be released on bail.

Gun-toting officer was in fear for his life, Hong Kong Police say after more extradition bill clashes
Flooding at construction site of Hong Kong’s troubled West Kowloon Cultural District ‘more extensive than anticipated’

Work at affected area – about 20 per cent of the site – is suspended pending approval from the Buildings Department.

27 Jul 2019 - 1:41AM

Work at affected area – about 20 per cent of the site – is suspended pending approval from the Buildings Department.

Flooding at construction site of Hong Kong’s troubled West Kowloon Cultural District ‘more extensive than anticipated’
Extradition bill protests: why have Hong Kong’s business elite and tycoons abandoned Carrie Lam?

Absence of support from sector is in stark contrast to 2014’s Occupy movement, with chief executive now isolated and fighting for political life.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:02AM

Absence of support from sector is in stark contrast to 2014’s Occupy movement, with chief executive now isolated and fighting for political life.

Extradition bill protests: why have Hong Kong’s business elite and tycoons abandoned Carrie Lam?
Group asks Hong Kong town planning watchdog to rezone strip of Central harbourfront handed over to PLA as open space to avoid conflict

Central Harbourfront Concern Group says rezoning strip from military to open space will not affect army’s dock operations and will enable people a continuous promenade.

19 Jul 2019 - 8:58PM

Central Harbourfront Concern Group says rezoning strip from military to open space will not affect army’s dock operations and will enable people a continuous promenade.

Group asks Hong Kong town planning watchdog to rezone strip of Central harbourfront handed over to PLA as open space to avoid conflict
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam accuses anti-extradition bill protesters of ‘organising a riot’

In video released by government news service on Wednesday evening, Lam said demonstrators ‘used arson, sharpened iron bars and bricks’ to attack police.

13 Jun 2019 - 5:58AM

In video released by government news service on Wednesday evening, Lam said demonstrators ‘used arson, sharpened iron bars and bricks’ to attack police.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam accuses anti-extradition bill protesters of ‘organising a riot’
Former Hong Kong stock exchange supremo Chow Chung-kong appointed chairman of Urban Renewal Authority

Chow Chung-kong, who was also CEO of the MTR Corporation for eight years, moves into the hot on May 1.

12 Apr 2019 - 7:37PM

Chow Chung-kong, who was also CEO of the MTR Corporation for eight years, moves into the hot on May 1.

Former Hong Kong stock exchange supremo Chow Chung-kong appointed chairman of Urban Renewal Authority
Hong Kong property developers investigated on suspicion of breaching transparency laws

Housing minister Frank Chan suggests firms have failed to release adequate information on previous transactions.

10 Apr 2019 - 10:54PM

Housing minister Frank Chan suggests firms have failed to release adequate information on previous transactions.

Hong Kong property developers investigated on suspicion of breaching transparency laws
Hong Kong developers vow to sell 20 per cent of housing estate flats on the open market, yielding to criticism of unfair tender process

The decision by the Real Estate Developers Association was sharply criticised for not going far enough.

5 Apr 2019 - 6:38AM

The decision by the Real Estate Developers Association was sharply criticised for not going far enough.

Hong Kong developers vow to sell 20 per cent of housing estate flats on the open market, yielding to criticism of unfair tender process
Hong Kong officials must do better when handling public requests for information, outgoing ombudsman says

Connie Lau says grievances about officials rejecting requests for information are always the category that ‘tops the chart’ of complaints her office receives.

28 Mar 2019 - 11:32PM

Connie Lau says grievances about officials rejecting requests for information are always the category that ‘tops the chart’ of complaints her office receives.

Hong Kong officials must do better when handling public requests for information, outgoing ombudsman says
‘We need an answer’: Hong Kong lawmakers slam government for waiving HK$129.7 million worth of stamp duties for Beijing’s proxies in property market

Mainland’s liaison office and other agencies had HK$129.7 million worth of stamp duties waived for 77 local properties they snapped up since 2012.

27 Mar 2019 - 9:05PM

Mainland’s liaison office and other agencies had HK$129.7 million worth of stamp duties waived for 77 local properties they snapped up since 2012.

‘We need an answer’: Hong Kong lawmakers slam government for waiving HK$129.7 million worth of stamp duties for Beijing’s proxies in property market
Qianhai Authority plans for high-speed rail extension linking Lantau reclamation to Shenzhen economic zone – without telling Hong Kong

Mainland exhibition centre for pilot development site splashes proposal on transport system map for bay area, without official announcement. Hong Kong authorities deny concealing plan and say there are no intentions to build link.

23 Mar 2019 - 5:29AM

Mainland exhibition centre for pilot development site splashes proposal on transport system map for bay area, without official announcement. Hong Kong authorities deny concealing plan and say there are no intentions to build link.

Qianhai Authority plans for high-speed rail extension linking Lantau reclamation to Shenzhen economic zone – without telling Hong Kong
HK$624 billion Lantau reclamation project will be most expensive in Hong Kong’s history, but city will recoup costs, government says

Development chief Michael Wong dismisses concerns the cost of Lantau Tomorrow Vision project will wipe out more than half of the city’s fiscal reserves.

20 Mar 2019 - 11:34AM

Development chief Michael Wong dismisses concerns the cost of Lantau Tomorrow Vision project will wipe out more than half of the city’s fiscal reserves.

HK$624 billion Lantau reclamation project will be most expensive in Hong Kong’s history, but city will recoup costs, government says
Ladies Asian Golf Tour president Koichi Kato comes to defence of Hong Kong’s bulldozer-threatened Fanling golf course

Letter to city leader says Kato ‘very sorry’ to hear about government’s plant to build homes on the site, currently used for the Hong Kong Ladies Open.

8 Mar 2019 - 10:42PM

Letter to city leader says Kato ‘very sorry’ to hear about government’s plant to build homes on the site, currently used for the Hong Kong Ladies Open.

Ladies Asian Golf Tour president Koichi Kato comes to defence of Hong Kong’s bulldozer-threatened Fanling golf course
Paul Chan’s budget sounds alarm over need for Hong Kong to adapt to survive economic headwinds

Financial Secretary Paul Chan warns that the city’s surplus will shrink significantly over the next five years.

28 Feb 2019 - 9:59AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan warns that the city’s surplus will shrink significantly over the next five years.

Paul Chan’s budget sounds alarm over need for Hong Kong to adapt to survive economic headwinds
Hong Kong budget 2019: six key takeaways, from tax relief to help for struggling businesses

Financial Secretary Paul Chan presented his budget on Wednesday, during which he announced HK$150 billion worth of initiatives and funding in two-hour speech.

27 Feb 2019 - 9:02PM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan presented his budget on Wednesday, during which he announced HK$150 billion worth of initiatives and funding in two-hour speech.

Hong Kong budget 2019: six key takeaways, from tax relief to help for struggling businesses