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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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
Plan to build homes on Hong Kong’s exclusive Fanling golf course gets government backing

Executive Council endorses most controversial land supply option from a task force report on Tuesday morning.

20 Feb 2019 - 4:07PM

Executive Council endorses most controversial land supply option from a task force report on Tuesday morning.

Plan to build homes on Hong Kong’s exclusive Fanling golf course gets government backing
New year but no new resolutions when it comes to plastic waste as Hongkongers turn their backs on reusable containers and cutlery

Greenpeace finds that more disposable cutlery and crockery has been dumped at fairs than last year, with 310,000 pieces of waste generated at fairs in Causeway Bay, Mong Kok and Yuen Long over past two days.

1 Feb 2019 - 8:50PM

Greenpeace finds that more disposable cutlery and crockery has been dumped at fairs than last year, with 310,000 pieces of waste generated at fairs in Causeway Bay, Mong Kok and Yuen Long over past two days.

New year but no new resolutions when it comes to plastic waste as Hongkongers turn their backs on reusable containers and cutlery
Government gives cut-price land to Hong Kong’s Housing Society, in bid to boost supply of homes

City’s second-biggest public housing provider to get sites at nominal price of HK$1,000 (US$127) each.

1 Feb 2019 - 2:26PM

City’s second-biggest public housing provider to get sites at nominal price of HK$1,000 (US$127) each.

Government gives cut-price land to Hong Kong’s Housing Society, in bid to boost supply of homes
At least five Hong Kong hotels have failed to comply with inspection orders, Post finds, after woman killed by falling window in Tsim Sha Tsui

Research of official data found at least 42 hotels – of about 280 citywide – had received Buildings Department window inspection orders, of which five had not complied. Findings come after woman was killed by window that fell from 16th floor of The Mira Hong Kong on Monday.

24 Jan 2019 - 10:45AM

Research of official data found at least 42 hotels – of about 280 citywide – had received Buildings Department window inspection orders, of which five had not complied. Findings come after woman was killed by window that fell from 16th floor of The Mira Hong Kong on Monday.

At least five Hong Kong hotels have failed to comply with inspection orders, Post finds, after woman killed by falling window in Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong to push ahead with controversial decade-old plan to build two new towns of Fanling North and Kwu Tung North

Fanling North and Kwu Tung North projects mark the first major step by the government to follow up on the recommendations of the land supply task force.

17 Jan 2019 - 12:20PM

Fanling North and Kwu Tung North projects mark the first major step by the government to follow up on the recommendations of the land supply task force.

Hong Kong to push ahead with controversial decade-old plan to build two new towns of Fanling North and Kwu Tung North
‘Godfather of Hong Kong politics’ Chung Sze-yuen once described by top British adviser as ‘not reliable’

Archives show aide to Margaret Thatcher was wary of Exco member and blamed him for near disasters in handover negotiations with China, but supporters say Chung bowed to neither London nor Beijing.

14 Jan 2019 - 10:35AM

Archives show aide to Margaret Thatcher was wary of Exco member and blamed him for near disasters in handover negotiations with China, but supporters say Chung bowed to neither London nor Beijing.

‘Godfather of Hong Kong politics’ Chung Sze-yuen once described by top British adviser as ‘not reliable’
Plan to cut rebates for Hong Kong property owners may be dropped entirely, says Chief Executive Carrie Lam

Chief executive makes announcement after revealing that existing scheme is not as unfair as first thought, and cites example of developer who owns 15,000 properties but passes rebates on to tenants.

10 Jan 2019 - 10:57PM

Chief executive makes announcement after revealing that existing scheme is not as unfair as first thought, and cites example of developer who owns 15,000 properties but passes rebates on to tenants.

Plan to cut rebates for Hong Kong property owners may be dropped entirely, says Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Give the job of finding land to a dedicated body to solve Hong Kong’s land shortage crisis, says advisory task force

Fast-tracking land creation in a sustained way would be sheltered from the vagaries of economic cycles, says Task Force on Land in report released today.

31 Dec 2018 - 9:02AM

Fast-tracking land creation in a sustained way would be sheltered from the vagaries of economic cycles, says Task Force on Land in report released today.

Give the job of finding land to a dedicated body to solve Hong Kong’s land shortage crisis, says advisory task force