Justin Chan

Justin Chan

Justin Chan is an associate researcher at MWYO, an independent think tank that focuses on youth issues in Hong Kong. His research is mainly on youth employment and economic policies in Hong Kong.

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Opinion | Hong Kong youth being left behind by government’s coronavirus response

Young people with and without jobs are struggling during the pandemic and having a hard time finding government programmes that are capable of meeting their needs. Timely help that is tailored to their concerns is crucial for the government to regain young people’s trust and confidence.

18 Jun 2020 - 9:44AM

Young people with and without jobs are struggling during the pandemic and having a hard time finding government programmes that are capable of meeting their needs. Timely help that is tailored to their concerns is crucial for the government to regain young people’s trust and confidence.

Hong Kong youth being left behind by government’s coronavirus response
Police officer trapped on top of moving car in 12km chase

A policeman was trapped on top of a runaway car in Anhui province on July 26, prompting a police chase that lasted more than 12 kilometres before the driver of the vehicle finally gave up.

31 Jul 2018 - 5:10PM

A policeman was trapped on top of a runaway car in Anhui province on July 26, prompting a police chase that lasted more than 12 kilometres before the driver of the vehicle finally gave up.

Police officer trapped on top of moving car in 12km chase
Imran Khan's journey from cricket star to Pakistan's next PM

Imran Khan first made a name for himself as a cricket sensation in Pakistan. He led the national side to its first World Cup victory in 1992. Four years later, he made the transition to politics and has now claimed victory in Pakistan's election. Here is how he went from star athlete to top politician.

27 Jul 2018 - 6:11PM

Imran Khan first made a name for himself as a cricket sensation in Pakistan. He led the national side to its first World Cup victory in 1992. Four years later, he made the transition to politics and has now claimed victory in Pakistan's election. Here is how he went from star athlete to top politician.

Imran Khan's journey from cricket star to Pakistan's next PM
Why Cambodia’s election is a cause for concern

With the forced dissolution of the main opposition party in November 2017, the incumbent Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is widely expected to remain in power after the July 29 national election. He has been at the helm for more than 30 years. Exiled opposition leaders launched a campaign to boycott the polls.

26 Jul 2018 - 2:40PM

With the forced dissolution of the main opposition party in November 2017, the incumbent Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is widely expected to remain in power after the July 29 national election. He has been at the helm for more than 30 years. Exiled opposition leaders launched a campaign to boycott the polls.

Why Cambodia’s election is a cause for concern
Meet Hong Kong's real-life quidditch team

Quidditch is the fictional sport invented by author JK Rowling in her massively popular Harry Potter books. In the stories, young wizards and witches fly around a Quidditch pitch to score goals and chase after a tiny flying ball called a snitch. But in the real world, Muggles - that is ordinary, non-magical humans - have adapted the game into an actual sport with teams competing from all around the globe. Chris Lau Kwun Shing and his teammates founded a Quidditch team in Hong Kong in 2016, aiming to promote the Muggle version of the sport and gender equality at the same time.

27 Jul 2018 - 9:22AM

Quidditch is the fictional sport invented by author JK Rowling in her massively popular Harry Potter books. In the stories, young wizards and witches fly around a Quidditch pitch to score goals and chase after a tiny flying ball called a snitch. But in the real world, Muggles - that is ordinary, non-magical humans - have adapted the game into an actual sport with teams competing from all around the globe. Chris Lau Kwun Shing and his teammates founded a Quidditch team in Hong Kong in 2016, aiming to promote the Muggle version of the sport and gender equality at the same time.

Meet Hong Kong's real-life quidditch team
Indonesian machete mob slaughters nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge for man’s death

An angry mob has slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles in Indonesia after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles. The revenge killing happened on Saturday at a crocodile farm in Papua province following the funeral of the man. He perished when he fell into an enclosure at the farm while looking for grass to feed his livestock, police and conservation officials said.

17 Jul 2018 - 9:04AM

An angry mob has slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles in Indonesia after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles. The revenge killing happened on Saturday at a crocodile farm in Papua province following the funeral of the man. He perished when he fell into an enclosure at the farm while looking for grass to feed his livestock, police and conservation officials said.

Indonesian machete mob slaughters nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge for man’s death
19 killed in Chinese chemical plant blast

An explosion in an industrial park killed 19 people and injured 12 others in southwest China's Sichuan province on Thursday.

13 Jul 2018 - 3:33PM

An explosion in an industrial park killed 19 people and injured 12 others in southwest China's Sichuan province on Thursday.

19 killed in Chinese chemical plant blast
ZTE ban lifted as China ponders next trade war move

Hong Kong shares of ZTE have surged nearly 24 per cent after China's No 2 telecoms equipment maker cleared the last hurdle to lifting a US ban on component supplies. As Thuy Ong reports, it comes as China said foreign firms operating in China would suffer in a trade war, urging US companies to lobby their government to protect their interests.

13 Jul 2018 - 12:16PM

Hong Kong shares of ZTE have surged nearly 24 per cent after China's No 2 telecoms equipment maker cleared the last hurdle to lifting a US ban on component supplies. As Thuy Ong reports, it comes as China said foreign firms operating in China would suffer in a trade war, urging US companies to lobby their government to protect their interests.

ZTE ban lifted as China ponders next trade war move
Trade war: China to retaliate after US proposes fresh tariffs on US$200 billion in goods

China has accused the United States of bullying, and warned they would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in the ongoing trade war, threatening 10 per cent tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese goods.

13 Jul 2018 - 9:37AM

China has accused the United States of bullying, and warned they would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in the ongoing trade war, threatening 10 per cent tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese goods.

Trade war: China to retaliate after US proposes fresh tariffs on US$200 billion in goods
Thai cave rescue: all 12 boys and football coach saved

All 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand. Crowds cheered as the ambulance carrying the last boy was seen arriving at a hospital in Chiang Rai. Tuesday’s rescue attempt successfully extracted the remaining four boys and their football coach from the cave, where they had been trapped since entering on June 23.

9 Feb 2019 - 11:24AM

All 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand. Crowds cheered as the ambulance carrying the last boy was seen arriving at a hospital in Chiang Rai. Tuesday’s rescue attempt successfully extracted the remaining four boys and their football coach from the cave, where they had been trapped since entering on June 23.

Thai cave rescue: all 12 boys and football coach saved
If you own a Lamborghini, please look after it

A drinker at a bar in Hong Kong’s bar district got more than he ordered when a luxury car almost ran him over. The yellow Lamborghini Gallardo, which was parked illegally, stopped just short of the bar – with the car’s owner nowhere to be seen.

10 Jul 2018 - 6:48PM

A drinker at a bar in Hong Kong’s bar district got more than he ordered when a luxury car almost ran him over. The yellow Lamborghini Gallardo, which was parked illegally, stopped just short of the bar – with the car’s owner nowhere to be seen.

If you own a Lamborghini, please look after it
Freestyle footballers juggle up China’s ‘Heaven’s Gate’

Three young Chinese freestyle footballers on Sunday took up the challenge to juggle a football all the way up to Tianmen Cave at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in central China’s Hunan Province. But did they make it up all 999 steps to “Heaven’s Gate” without dropping the ball?

10 Jul 2018 - 1:54PM

Three young Chinese freestyle footballers on Sunday took up the challenge to juggle a football all the way up to Tianmen Cave at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in central China’s Hunan Province. But did they make it up all 999 steps to “Heaven’s Gate” without dropping the ball?

Freestyle footballers juggle up China’s ‘Heaven’s Gate’
Thai tour boat tragedy leaves at least 48 dead

A Thai tour boat, the Phoenix, was carrying 105 passengers when it sank off the holiday island of Phuket. The accident has left 48 dead, mostly Chinese tourists. A further 48 passengers and crew from the boat were found and rescued on Thursday.

9 Feb 2019 - 11:23AM

A Thai tour boat, the Phoenix, was carrying 105 passengers when it sank off the holiday island of Phuket. The accident has left 48 dead, mostly Chinese tourists. A further 48 passengers and crew from the boat were found and rescued on Thursday.

Thai tour boat tragedy leaves at least 48 dead
How audio descriptions help the visually impaired enjoy movies

Hong Kong is home to 174,800 people with different levels of visually disability. Volunteers and cinemas are trying to bring films to life for blind and visually impaired cinema-lovers by adding audio descriptions.

7 Jul 2018 - 9:54AM

Hong Kong is home to 174,800 people with different levels of visually disability. Volunteers and cinemas are trying to bring films to life for blind and visually impaired cinema-lovers by adding audio descriptions.

How audio descriptions help the visually impaired enjoy movies
Trade war threatens China’s love for American barbecue

As tariffs are set to come into effect in the China-US trade war, American barbecue ribs will be subject to the 25 per cent tariff, pushing restaurants and customers to pay a higher price for their American pork.

5 Jul 2018 - 5:39PM

As tariffs are set to come into effect in the China-US trade war, American barbecue ribs will be subject to the 25 per cent tariff, pushing restaurants and customers to pay a higher price for their American pork.

Trade war threatens China’s love for American barbecue
Same-sex couples win right to Hong Kong spousal visas in landmark court ruling

A landmark ruling in favour of a lesbian expatriate was handed down by Hong Kong’s Court of Final appeal on Wednesday, requiring immigration authorities to grant same-sex partners spousal visas previously available only to heterosexual couples.

5 Jul 2018 - 11:19AM

A landmark ruling in favour of a lesbian expatriate was handed down by Hong Kong’s Court of Final appeal on Wednesday, requiring immigration authorities to grant same-sex partners spousal visas previously available only to heterosexual couples.

Same-sex couples win right to Hong Kong spousal visas in landmark court ruling
Trade tariffs leave Chinese consumers unhappy

As tariffs on US goods are set to kick in on July 6, 2018, Chinese consumers are concerned – and disapprove of trade tensions, as well as heftier shopping bills. A long list of US products are set to take on a 25 per cent tariff.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

As tariffs on US goods are set to kick in on July 6, 2018, Chinese consumers are concerned – and disapprove of trade tensions, as well as heftier shopping bills. A long list of US products are set to take on a 25 per cent tariff.

Trade tariffs leave Chinese consumers unhappy
Chinese rocket debris causes massive explosion

Debris from a Chinese rocket carrying satellites crashed into a town and caused a massive explosion, which was followed by a large plume of yellow smoke.

4 Jul 2018 - 12:34PM

Debris from a Chinese rocket carrying satellites crashed into a town and caused a massive explosion, which was followed by a large plume of yellow smoke.

Chinese rocket debris causes massive explosion
Bus driver saves the day as portable charger explodes

A passenger’s portable charger exploded in her handbag in southern China late last month. The driver calmly stopped the bus and defused the situation.

3 Jul 2018 - 3:43PM

A passenger’s portable charger exploded in her handbag in southern China late last month. The driver calmly stopped the bus and defused the situation.

Bus driver saves the day as portable charger explodes
How a Frenchman made canned goods affordable for everyone in Asia

Ayam Brand’s canned foods and ingredients are famous worldwide, especially in Southeast Asia where the company was formed over a century ago. Many people grew up with the company’s rooster-adorned cans lining their kitchen cabinets.

1 Jul 2018 - 5:15PM

Ayam Brand’s canned foods and ingredients are famous worldwide, especially in Southeast Asia where the company was formed over a century ago. Many people grew up with the company’s rooster-adorned cans lining their kitchen cabinets.

How a Frenchman made canned goods affordable for everyone in Asia
Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin lookalikes pose with fans at World Cup

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin lookalikes take pictures with fans in Samara for the Russia-Uruguay match.

27 Jun 2018 - 3:42PM

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin lookalikes take pictures with fans in Samara for the Russia-Uruguay match.

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin lookalikes pose with fans at World Cup
The origins and impact of the US-China trade war

China and the US are the world’s two largest trading partners, and the ongoing trade war between them is impacting the global economy.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:34PM

China and the US are the world’s two largest trading partners, and the ongoing trade war between them is impacting the global economy.

The origins and impact of the US-China trade war
Monsoon brings landslides and flash floods to southern Myanmar

Heavy rains have brought flash floods and landslides to Mon state in southern Myanmar. The flooding has damaged a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:42PM

Heavy rains have brought flash floods and landslides to Mon state in southern Myanmar. The flooding has damaged a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people.

Monsoon brings landslides and flash floods to southern Myanmar
Bus packed with passengers explodes in China

A bus full of passengers exploded in Leshan City, Sichuan province on June 18. Several passengers were seen fleeing the vehicle as the explosion occurred. Local media reported 15 people were injured, three of whom were passers-by. One person suffered serious injuries. The cause of the blast is under investigation.

19 Jun 2018 - 3:31PM

A bus full of passengers exploded in Leshan City, Sichuan province on June 18. Several passengers were seen fleeing the vehicle as the explosion occurred. Local media reported 15 people were injured, three of whom were passers-by. One person suffered serious injuries. The cause of the blast is under investigation.

Bus packed with passengers explodes in China
Ash from Sakurajima volcano eruption blocks out the sun

The Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, saw an explosive eruption on 16 June – releasing a large plume of ash into the sky.

18 Jun 2018 - 6:51PM

The Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, saw an explosive eruption on 16 June – releasing a large plume of ash into the sky.

Ash from Sakurajima volcano eruption blocks out the sun
Hong Kong athlete eager for karate’s debut at the 2020 Olympics

Leading karateka Grace Lau Mo-sheung is focused on the Asian Games, and highly anticipates karate’s debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

18 Jun 2018 - 5:33PM

Leading karateka Grace Lau Mo-sheung is focused on the Asian Games, and highly anticipates karate’s debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Hong Kong athlete eager for karate’s debut at the 2020 Olympics
Global reactions to the World Cup's opening match

A look at the reactions to Russia's 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia (KSA)

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

A look at the reactions to Russia's 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia (KSA)

Global reactions to the World Cup's opening match
DNA tests reveal alternative nationalities for World Cup 'legends'

A footballer’s nationality, and which country they can play for, is determined by FIFA’s eligibility rules. But many players have a rich ancestral background.

14 Jun 2018 - 6:46PM

A footballer’s nationality, and which country they can play for, is determined by FIFA’s eligibility rules. But many players have a rich ancestral background.

DNA tests reveal alternative nationalities for World Cup 'legends'
Russian spoons chosen as official instrument of the World Cup

Russian ‘lozhkas’ have been chosen to be the instrument of the 2018 World Cup. Branded as ‘Spoons of Victory’, fans will have access to various versions of the lozhka at the tournament.

13 Jun 2018 - 5:37PM

Russian ‘lozhkas’ have been chosen to be the instrument of the 2018 World Cup. Branded as ‘Spoons of Victory’, fans will have access to various versions of the lozhka at the tournament.

Russian spoons chosen as official instrument of the World Cup
Giant cobra terrorises office workers in southern China

A four-metre cobra turned up outside an office in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on June 6. The reptile crawled into the building’s kitchen, and local police sent a snake catcher, who managed to capture the cobra. It was then released into the wild.

12 Jun 2018 - 12:44PM

A four-metre cobra turned up outside an office in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on June 6. The reptile crawled into the building’s kitchen, and local police sent a snake catcher, who managed to capture the cobra. It was then released into the wild.

Giant cobra terrorises office workers in southern China