Joyce Ng

Joyce covers Hong Kong’s politics and housing issues. She joined the Post in 2008 to focus on urban planning, housing and heritage news, and won awards for reporting on developers’ tricks in flat sales. She had an exciting time reporting on the city’s politics during and after Occupy Central.
Joyce Ng
Joyce covers Hong Kong’s politics and housing issues. She joined the Post in 2008 to focus on urban planning, housing and heritage news, and won awards for reporting on developers’ tricks in flat sales. She had an exciting time reporting on the city’s politics during and after Occupy Central.

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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.

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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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

‘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
‘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.

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
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.

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
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.

New World Development wins right to design, build and run Hong Kong’s HK$30 billion Kai Tak Sports Park

Local property developer secures 25-year contract ahead of mainland Chinese company Guangzhou R&F Properties.

28 Dec 2018 - 11:44PM
New World Development wins right to design, build and run Hong Kong’s HK$30 billion Kai Tak Sports Park

Local property developer secures 25-year contract ahead of mainland Chinese company Guangzhou R&F Properties.

British tried to ‘ring-fence’ Hong Kong problem and concentrate on commercial interests in China after 1993 electoral reform talks soured, records reveal

Newly declassified files show officials did not want commercial interests affected by political tussle over reform package.

10 Jan 2019 - 4:29PM
British tried to ‘ring-fence’ Hong Kong problem and concentrate on commercial interests in China after 1993 electoral reform talks soured, records reveal

Newly declassified files show officials did not want commercial interests affected by political tussle over reform package.

Hong Kong justice minister avoids prosecution over suspected illegal structures, but husband will not

Modifications to Teresa Cheng’s home were either built before she bought the property or the date of construction was unknown, prosecutions chief says.

22 Dec 2018 - 1:33PM
Hong Kong justice minister avoids prosecution over suspected illegal structures, but husband will not

Modifications to Teresa Cheng’s home were either built before she bought the property or the date of construction was unknown, prosecutions chief says.

Is reclamation the way to regain control of Hong Kong’s land supply from developers?

In the third and last part of a series on land reclamation, the Post looks at whether developers are dominating land supply and how the government should build up a land bank.

3 Dec 2018 - 11:09AM
Is reclamation the way to regain control of Hong Kong’s land supply from developers?

In the third and last part of a series on land reclamation, the Post looks at whether developers are dominating land supply and how the government should build up a land bank.

Homebuyers paid Hong Kong government HK$133 billion in tax over past eight years, and stamp duty is here to stay minister says

Housing minister Frank Chan reveals figure, but says there is no plan to drop tax while property prices remain high.

22 Nov 2018 - 12:04PM
Homebuyers paid Hong Kong government HK$133 billion in tax over past eight years, and stamp duty is here to stay minister says

Housing minister Frank Chan reveals figure, but says there is no plan to drop tax while property prices remain high.

Property cooling measures to stay in place for now, Hong Kong housing chief Frank Chan says

Despite 1.5 per cent price dip, government has not confirmed that market is in downward cycle.

21 Nov 2018 - 11:20PM
Property cooling measures to stay in place for now, Hong Kong housing chief Frank Chan says

Despite 1.5 per cent price dip, government has not confirmed that market is in downward cycle.

Hong Kong may step up monitoring of border after accusations Guangdong defence force stole land

Carrie Lam says Hong Kong and Shenzhen authorities had different understanding of where the border lay. Landowners affected may claim compensation.

21 Nov 2018 - 10:44AM
Hong Kong may step up monitoring of border after accusations Guangdong defence force stole land

Carrie Lam says Hong Kong and Shenzhen authorities had different understanding of where the border lay. Landowners affected may claim compensation.

Hong Kong government to split up overburdened Transport and Housing Bureau, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says

Office, created 11 years ago, recently plagued by construction scandal, legal wrangles and frequent rush-hour MTR breakdowns.

17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM
Hong Kong government to split up overburdened  Transport and Housing Bureau, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says

Office, created 11 years ago, recently plagued by construction scandal, legal wrangles and frequent rush-hour MTR breakdowns.

Promote Victoria Harbour with dedicated day for Hong Kong waterfront, officials say

Task force receives Development Bureau paper arguing for a publicity campaign to nurture visitors after years of efforts spent improving the area.

8 Nov 2018 - 8:33AM
Promote Victoria Harbour with dedicated day for Hong Kong waterfront, officials say

Task force receives Development Bureau paper arguing for a publicity campaign to nurture visitors after years of efforts spent improving the area.

Demosisto report detailing human rights concerns in Hong Kong removed from UN review hearing, Joshua Wong claims

Party secretary general says he has asked for an explanation as UN Human Rights Council kicked off its third review hearing on China’s human rights

7 Nov 2018 - 7:04AM
Demosisto report detailing human rights concerns in Hong Kong removed from UN review hearing, Joshua Wong claims

Party secretary general says he has asked for an explanation as UN Human Rights Council kicked off its third review hearing on China’s human rights

Numbers of new private homes on Hong Kong market hit a 14-year high, as property prices continue to drop

Quarter-on-quarter figures are highest since January 2005. Government says figures are a result of its market-cooling measures but analysts say there are several factors at play.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:18AM
Numbers of new private homes on Hong Kong market hit a 14-year high, as property prices continue to drop

Quarter-on-quarter figures are highest since January 2005. Government says figures are a result of its market-cooling measures but analysts say there are several factors at play.

Funeral of Hong Kong martial arts novelist Louis Cha ‘Jin Yong’ to be private affair

A condolence book will be opened at the Jin Yong Gallery at the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin for the public to pay their last respects to the world’s most popular Chinese novelist.

1 Nov 2018 - 9:18AM
Funeral of Hong Kong martial arts novelist Louis Cha ‘Jin Yong’ to be private affair

A condolence book will be opened at the Jin Yong Gallery at the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin for the public to pay their last respects to the world’s most popular Chinese novelist.

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