Kanis Leung

Hong Kong

Kanis Leung

Reporter, Hong Kong

Kanis is a reporter for the City desk. She joined the Post in 2018.

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Hong Kong budget 2021-22: ‘better than nothing’ but cash handouts would have been best, residents say

Many residents feel the HK$5,000 coupons offered by the government are of some help, though they would have preferred cash over digital vouchers.

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Many residents feel the HK$5,000 coupons offered by the government are of some help, though they would have preferred cash over digital vouchers.

Hong Kong budget 2021-22: ‘better than nothing’ but cash handouts would have been best, residents say
Hong Kong budget: HK$9.5 billion package of relief measures gives businesses shot in arm amid Covid-19 woes

Raising borrowing limit for fully guaranteed loan scheme to HK$6 million for small and medium-sized enterprises was among key measures in budget.

25 Feb 2021 - 12:11AM

Raising borrowing limit for fully guaranteed loan scheme to HK$6 million for small and medium-sized enterprises was among key measures in budget.

Hong Kong budget: HK$9.5 billion package of relief measures gives businesses shot in arm amid Covid-19 woes
Hong Kong fourth wave: weekly restaurant takings surge 40 per cent after rules relaxed

Restaurants say revenues have increased after residents were allowed to dine-in till 10pm and in groups of up to four people from Thursday, but response to Leave Home Safe contact-tracing app has remained lukewarm.

20 Feb 2021 - 11:31PM

Restaurants say revenues have increased after residents were allowed to dine-in till 10pm and in groups of up to four people from Thursday, but response to Leave Home Safe contact-tracing app has remained lukewarm.

Hong Kong fourth wave: weekly restaurant takings surge 40 per cent after rules relaxed
Coronavirus: Hong Kong, Singapore in talks again over postponed travel bubble, extra safeguards mulled

Quarantine-free arrangement was set for November last year but derailed by fresh outbreak.

21 Feb 2021 - 9:29AM

Quarantine-free arrangement was set for November last year but derailed by fresh outbreak.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong, Singapore in talks again over postponed travel bubble, extra safeguards mulled
RTHK staff at lower levels still have freedom to make own newsroom decisions, even on political topics, Hong Kong officials say

Commerce minister Edward Yau rejects suggestions tighter control at city’s public broadcaster will mean all programming matters have to pass through senior management.

20 Feb 2021 - 11:25PM

Commerce minister Edward Yau rejects suggestions tighter control at city’s public broadcaster will mean all programming matters have to pass through senior management.

RTHK staff at lower levels still have freedom to make own newsroom decisions, even on political topics, Hong Kong officials say
Rise and fall of RTHK boss who tried and failed to serve two masters in time at Hong Kong’s public broadcaster

Appointment of veteran journalist Leung Ka-wing raised hopes of new era of professionalism at government department, but 68-year-old, whose career began in 1975, was engulfed in political storms from almost the moment he arrived.

19 Feb 2021 - 11:52PM

Appointment of veteran journalist Leung Ka-wing raised hopes of new era of professionalism at government department, but 68-year-old, whose career began in 1975, was engulfed in political storms from almost the moment he arrived.

Rise and fall of RTHK boss who tried and failed to serve two masters in time at Hong Kong’s public broadcaster
Hong Kong officials will seek HK$90 million to convert empty hotels into transitional housing, sources say

Advocates say the scheme will offer a lifeline not only to residents waiting for public housing, but also to the city’s ailing hotel sector.

18 Feb 2021 - 11:21PM

Advocates say the scheme will offer a lifeline not only to residents waiting for public housing, but also to the city’s ailing hotel sector.

Hong Kong officials will seek HK$90 million to convert empty hotels into transitional housing, sources say
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s Ocean Park gets ‘dozens’ of inquiries for planned makeover, as it reopens

Outdoor activity operators among the businesses inquiring about working with the resort as part of its major proposed revamp.

18 Feb 2021 - 11:21PM

Outdoor activity operators among the businesses inquiring about working with the resort as part of its major proposed revamp.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s Ocean Park gets ‘dozens’ of inquiries for planned makeover, as it reopens
Hong Kong records 8 new Covid-19 cases, as police investigate assault of McDonald’s employee who was helping customer navigate contact-tracing app

The single-digit caseload comes as the city begins to loosen strict social-distancing regulations for restaurants and other venues.

19 Feb 2021 - 6:40AM

The single-digit caseload comes as the city begins to loosen strict social-distancing regulations for restaurants and other venues.

Hong Kong records 8 new Covid-19 cases, as police investigate assault of McDonald’s employee who was helping customer navigate contact-tracing app
Coronavirus: Hong Kong will launch mass vaccination drive next week, with priority given to 2.4 million frontline workers and those in high-risk groups

Bookings will be taken from this coming Tuesday, as officials confirm 1 million doses of mainland-produced Sinovac vaccine will arrive on Friday.

19 Feb 2021 - 12:18AM

Bookings will be taken from this coming Tuesday, as officials confirm 1 million doses of mainland-produced Sinovac vaccine will arrive on Friday.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong will launch mass vaccination drive next week, with priority given to 2.4 million frontline workers and those in high-risk groups
Vegetarian dishes not always as healthy as they appear, Hong Kong consumer watchdog warns

While skipping meat is often considered the healthier option, some vegetarian dishes contain high levels of sodium and sugar, the Consumer Council warns.

17 Feb 2021 - 11:53PM

While skipping meat is often considered the healthier option, some vegetarian dishes contain high levels of sodium and sugar, the Consumer Council warns.

Vegetarian dishes not always as healthy as they appear, Hong Kong consumer watchdog warns
Hong Kong consumer watchdog warns air fryers can still pose the same health risks as traditional cooking methods

While the trendy appliances are often touted as being healthier than methods like deep frying, the Consumer Council finds some risks still remain.

17 Feb 2021 - 11:53PM

While the trendy appliances are often touted as being healthier than methods like deep frying, the Consumer Council finds some risks still remain.

Hong Kong consumer watchdog warns air fryers can still pose the same health risks as traditional cooking methods
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to spend HK$20 million on push to promote local tourism as social-distancing rules are relaxed, industry insiders say

The Hong Kong Tourism Board says it is planning a fresh round of promotions for when bans on local tours are finally lifted.

17 Feb 2021 - 8:52AM

The Hong Kong Tourism Board says it is planning a fresh round of promotions for when bans on local tours are finally lifted.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to spend HK$20 million on push to promote local tourism as social-distancing rules are relaxed, industry insiders say
Hong Kong hotel union blasts lack of Covid-19 unemployment aid, cites dirtier rooms, heavier workloads

City’s accommodation workers latest to condemn welfare minister’s suggestion that the jobless simply apply for social security assistance.

16 Feb 2021 - 6:02PM

City’s accommodation workers latest to condemn welfare minister’s suggestion that the jobless simply apply for social security assistance.

Hong Kong hotel union blasts lack of Covid-19 unemployment aid, cites dirtier rooms, heavier workloads
As Covid-19 crisis keeps visitors away, Hong Kong’s battered travel agents run out of options, hope for financial relief

Companies shrink, let go of staff or shut down while waiting for stalled world travel to resume.

14 Feb 2021 - 10:57PM

Companies shrink, let go of staff or shut down while waiting for stalled world travel to resume.

As Covid-19 crisis keeps visitors away, Hong Kong’s battered travel agents run out of options, hope for financial relief
Hong Kong fourth wave: Covid-19 daily caseload drops to 12, while officials warn against misplaced optimism

But authorities caution fewer screenings expected over Lunar New Year holiday when people reluctant to visit doctors and most private clinics are closed.

14 Feb 2021 - 8:27AM

But authorities caution fewer screenings expected over Lunar New Year holiday when people reluctant to visit doctors and most private clinics are closed.

Hong Kong fourth wave: Covid-19 daily caseload drops to 12, while officials warn against misplaced optimism
Coronavirus: Lunar New Year fortune stick ‘sounds alarm’ for Hong Kong government, as officials warned against wrong steps, policy indecision

Ceremony at Sha Tin’s Che Kung Temple draws fortune stick interpreted as an alarm call for officials as they tackle Covid-19 crisis.

13 Feb 2021 - 10:31PM

Ceremony at Sha Tin’s Che Kung Temple draws fortune stick interpreted as an alarm call for officials as they tackle Covid-19 crisis.

Coronavirus: Lunar New Year fortune stick ‘sounds alarm’ for Hong Kong government, as officials warned against wrong steps, policy indecision
Lunar New Year in Hong Kong: Covid-19 axes Macau casino trips, shrinks family reunions and halts temple traditions

With pandemic restrictions in place, city residents find alternative ways to welcome Year of the Ox.

12 Feb 2021 - 6:12PM

With pandemic restrictions in place, city residents find alternative ways to welcome Year of the Ox.

Lunar New Year in Hong Kong: Covid-19 axes Macau casino trips, shrinks family reunions and halts temple traditions
Hong Kong hotel, closed due to tourism slump, to offer rooms to people waiting for public housing: source

In a city first, the Cruise Hotel located in Kowloon area will be turned into transitional housing, insider says.

11 Feb 2021 - 8:01PM

In a city first, the Cruise Hotel located in Kowloon area will be turned into transitional housing, insider says.

Hong Kong hotel, closed due to tourism slump, to offer rooms to people waiting for public housing: source
Hong Kong may ease coronavirus control measures after Lunar New Year, but rule on tracking app sparks business fears

Residents can gradually return to normal life after holiday, health authorities say, as they reveal 17 new cases.

11 Feb 2021 - 10:15AM

Residents can gradually return to normal life after holiday, health authorities say, as they reveal 17 new cases.

Hong Kong may ease coronavirus control measures after Lunar New Year, but rule on tracking app sparks business fears
Coronavirus cases at Hong Kong school spark major quarantine, testing response; city confirms 32 new infections and imposes fresh lockdowns

Teachers, students, janitors among those ordered into confinement, with mandatory Covid-19 testing imposed on entire Shau Kei Wan Government Secondary School community.

9 Feb 2021 - 2:18PM

Teachers, students, janitors among those ordered into confinement, with mandatory Covid-19 testing imposed on entire Shau Kei Wan Government Secondary School community.

Coronavirus cases at Hong Kong school spark major quarantine, testing response; city confirms 32 new infections and imposes fresh lockdowns
Business model revamp will help Hong Kong’s Ocean Park stay afloat, says chairman Lau Ming-wai

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park will be able to get by with lower annual attendance numbers to break even, with a proposed overhaul of its business model, according to its chairman Lau Ming-wai. In an interview with the Post on February 3, 2021, Lau outlined how the revamp aims to help the 44-year-old attraction drive repeated visits and improve its finances. He said the theme park had in the past required 5 million to 6 million guests each year to stay afloat, but under the revamp, managers will be able to charge fees for individual attractions rather than a single entrance fee. Ocean Park also plans to convert an area near its main entrance into a new retail, dining, and entertainment hub.

7 Feb 2021 - 8:29AM

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park will be able to get by with lower annual attendance numbers to break even, with a proposed overhaul of its business model, according to its chairman Lau Ming-wai. In an interview with the Post on February 3, 2021, Lau outlined how the revamp aims to help the 44-year-old attraction drive repeated visits and improve its finances. He said the theme park had in the past required 5 million to 6 million guests each year to stay afloat, but under the revamp, managers will be able to charge fees for individual attractions rather than a single entrance fee. Ocean Park also plans to convert an area near its main entrance into a new retail, dining, and entertainment hub.

Business model revamp will help Hong Kong’s Ocean Park stay afloat, says chairman Lau Ming-wai
Not for tourists only: Hong Kong Ocean Park’s plan for massive overhaul attracts potential partners, promises something for everyone

Park chairman Lau Ming-wai pledges to choose partners keen on conservation, education.

7 Feb 2021 - 11:30PM

Park chairman Lau Ming-wai pledges to choose partners keen on conservation, education.

Not for tourists only: Hong Kong Ocean Park’s plan for massive overhaul attracts potential partners, promises something for everyone
Hong Kong’s minimum wage to remain unchanged at HK$37.50 an hour

It is the first time since the hourly minimum rate was introduced in 2011 that it stays at the same level.

3 Feb 2021 - 12:15PM

It is the first time since the hourly minimum rate was introduced in 2011 that it stays at the same level.

Hong Kong’s minimum wage to remain unchanged at HK$37.50 an hour
Hong Kong to create new department by 2023 to oversee rail projects after string of controversies at MTR Corp

The office will be responsible for creating a new board and an independent expert advisory committee.

31 Jan 2021 - 11:17PM

The office will be responsible for creating a new board and an independent expert advisory committee.

Hong Kong to create new department by 2023 to oversee rail projects after string of controversies at MTR Corp
Hong Kong economy suffers biggest annual contraction on record, shrinking 6.1 per cent as coronavirus hammers tourism, local spending

Coronavirus hammers tourism and local spending as city marks first back-to-back yearly decline of GDP since record-keeping began. But government issues positive forecast for 2021.

29 Jan 2021 - 11:31PM

Coronavirus hammers tourism and local spending as city marks first back-to-back yearly decline of GDP since record-keeping began. But government issues positive forecast for 2021.

Hong Kong economy suffers biggest annual contraction on record, shrinking 6.1 per cent as coronavirus hammers tourism, local spending
Hong Kong coronavirus fourth wave: snap lockdown of North Point buildings eased for workers, as testing reveals no new cases so far

Residents of four North Point tenement buildings locked down for testing overnight, with restrictions relaxing from 7am on Friday.

29 Jan 2021 - 10:37AM

Residents of four North Point tenement buildings locked down for testing overnight, with restrictions relaxing from 7am on Friday.

Hong Kong coronavirus fourth wave: snap lockdown of North Point buildings eased for workers, as testing reveals no new cases so far
Ocean Park visitor numbers predicted to plummet even if billions of dollars are spent bailing it out, official figures show

Government says number of people expected to pass through theme park’s gates over next 10 years will be lower than in the five years before Covid-19.

27 Jan 2021 - 10:59PM

Government says number of people expected to pass through theme park’s gates over next 10 years will be lower than in the five years before Covid-19.

Ocean Park visitor numbers predicted to plummet even if billions of dollars are spent bailing it out, official figures show
Long wait for help: Hong Kong’s stricken businesses say red tape is delaying critical Covid-19 subsidies

Bars, gyms, beauty services forced to suspend business because of pandemic among the hardest hit

17 Jan 2021 - 9:24PM

Bars, gyms, beauty services forced to suspend business because of pandemic among the hardest hit

Long wait for help: Hong Kong’s stricken businesses say red tape is delaying critical Covid-19 subsidies
Hong Kong privacy watchdog renews calls for Facebook to disclose new data-sharing arrangement with WhatsApp

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner for personal data says she wrote to Facebook with a series of questions and concerns over the new terms.

13 Jan 2021 - 11:07PM

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner for personal data says she wrote to Facebook with a series of questions and concerns over the new terms.

Hong Kong privacy watchdog renews calls for Facebook to disclose new data-sharing arrangement with WhatsApp