Mandy Zheng

Mandy is a summer intern on the Hong Kong desk. She holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong.
Mandy Zheng
Mandy is a summer intern on the Hong Kong desk. She holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong start-up dishes up a smart alternative to disposable tableware for events and banquets

Lee Wing-shan’s rental company We-Use has grown since starting in 2016 as Hong Kong companies become more environmentally conscious.

16 Feb 2019 - 3:36PM
Hong Kong start-up dishes up a smart alternative to disposable tableware for events and banquets

Lee Wing-shan’s rental company We-Use has grown since starting in 2016 as Hong Kong companies become more environmentally conscious.

‘I feel like I could work to death’: Hong Kong’s weary nurses share tales amid peak flu season surge and hospital chaos

Hong Kong’s ‘angels in white’ turn to blogging as an outlet, but also recall why they signed up to serve the sick and how they are bent on soldiering on amid serious manpower shortfalls and lack of ward space in public sector.

2 Feb 2019 - 6:08PM
‘I feel like I could work to death’: Hong Kong’s weary nurses share tales amid peak flu season surge and hospital chaos

Hong Kong’s ‘angels in white’ turn to blogging as an outlet, but also recall why they signed up to serve the sick and how they are bent on soldiering on amid serious manpower shortfalls and lack of ward space in public sector.

‘Miracle boy’ with heart defect who got Hong Kong’s first ventricular assist device transplant enjoys new life

First successful surgery in city involving ventricular assist device allows 12-year-old to return to school as he waits patiently for an organ donation that might be years away.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
‘Miracle boy’ with heart defect who got Hong Kong’s first ventricular assist device transplant enjoys new life

First successful surgery in city involving ventricular assist device allows 12-year-old to return to school as he waits patiently for an organ donation that might be years away.

Why you should not take selfies and should always be kind to grasshoppers: Hong Kong’s Hungry Ghost Festival explained

Annual event, based on the seventh month of the lunar calendar, has origins tracing back 2,000 years to Buddhist and Taoist customs.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Why you should not take selfies and should always be kind to grasshoppers: Hong Kong’s Hungry Ghost Festival explained

Annual event, based on the seventh month of the lunar calendar, has origins tracing back 2,000 years to Buddhist and Taoist customs.

Poor air quality to persist in Hong Kong over the weekend as air mass with pollutants affects city

Authorities warn conditions will persist until next week when winds bring relief.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Poor air quality to persist in Hong Kong over the weekend as air mass with pollutants affects city

Authorities warn conditions will persist until next week when winds bring relief.

By giving out umbrella covers when it rains, Hong Kong government ‘taking lead’ in plastic waste, green group says

Greeners Action investigation finds most bag handout points at 83 Hong Kong government buildings lacked guidance for users.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
By giving out umbrella covers when it rains, Hong Kong government ‘taking lead’ in plastic waste, green group says

Greeners Action investigation finds most bag handout points at 83 Hong Kong government buildings lacked guidance for users.

Half of Hong Kong employers do not want to hire women with children, study finds

Findings illustrate lack of awareness of discrimination against employees, researcher notes.

24 Aug 2018 - 6:35PM
Half of Hong Kong employers do not want to hire women with children, study finds

Findings illustrate lack of awareness of discrimination against employees, researcher notes.

Tree management in Hong Kong under fire after falling branch kills Indonesian domestic helper

The 48-year-old Indonesian woman was killed when a 30kg branch from an Indian rubber tree struck her on the head in Sau Mau Ping.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Tree management in Hong Kong under fire after falling branch kills Indonesian domestic helper

The 48-year-old Indonesian woman was killed when a 30kg branch from an Indian rubber tree struck her on the head in Sau Mau Ping.

Artist stays overnight at three Hong Kong McDonald’s outlets for more than a year, learns of community and ‘being safe’

Mainland native Ma Yujiang’s experiences as a new resident of the city give rise to art exhibition of gathered receipts and nighttime photos.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Artist stays overnight at three Hong Kong McDonald’s outlets for more than a year, learns of community and ‘being safe’

Mainland native Ma Yujiang’s experiences as a new resident of the city give rise to art exhibition of gathered receipts and nighttime photos.

Life after death – in a subdivided flat: why paper replicas are big business for Hong Kong’s Hungry Ghost Festival

Paper miniatures selling fast one week ahead of festival – the Chinese version of Halloween – where believers burn offerings for ghosts roaming Earth.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Life after death – in a subdivided flat: why paper replicas are big business for Hong Kong’s Hungry Ghost Festival

Paper miniatures selling fast one week ahead of festival – the Chinese version of Halloween – where believers burn offerings for ghosts roaming Earth.

Hong Kong lawmaker willing to join opposition in call for special probe into MTR’s HK$97.1 billion link scandal if judge-led inquiry not expanded

Pro-establishment legislator Priscilla Leung wants government to include subsidence at residential blocks around To Kwa Wan station in Hung Hom station scandal probe.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Hong Kong lawmaker willing to join opposition in call for special probe into MTR’s HK$97.1 billion link scandal if judge-led inquiry not expanded

Pro-establishment legislator Priscilla Leung wants government to include subsidence at residential blocks around To Kwa Wan station in Hung Hom station scandal probe.

Nearly a thousand mourners show up for funeral service of Hong Kong singer Ellen Joyce Loo

Among those who came to say their final goodbyes to the star are fellow celebrities Khalil Fong and Eason Chan.

14 Aug 2018 - 6:58AM
Nearly a thousand mourners show up for funeral service of Hong Kong singer Ellen Joyce Loo

Among those who came to say their final goodbyes to the star are fellow celebrities Khalil Fong and Eason Chan.

Cheung Chau Island food vendors join campaign providing 4,000 reusable containers to fight Hong Kong’s growing rubbish problem

Mindful of worsening environmental situation, organisers and participants encourage visitors to borrow foldable lunchboxes along with cutlery for a refundable cash deposit of HK$20.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Cheung Chau Island food vendors join campaign providing 4,000 reusable containers to fight Hong Kong’s growing rubbish problem

Mindful of worsening environmental situation, organisers and participants encourage visitors to borrow foldable lunchboxes along with cutlery for a refundable cash deposit of HK$20.

‘Just tell me why my father died.’ Daughter of dead security guard lashes out at Hong Kong government for ignoring his family in their time of grief

Ng Shung-hei killed while on duty at Sha Tin Water Treatment Works five days ago, but daughter says she has been ignored by his employers.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
‘Just tell me why my father died.’ Daughter of dead security guard lashes out at Hong Kong government for ignoring his family in their time of grief

Ng Shung-hei killed while on duty at Sha Tin Water Treatment Works five days ago, but daughter says she has been ignored by his employers.

Two Hong Kong women killed in Perth car crash

Victims, aged 54 and 59, were on holiday in Australia when their car collided with another vehicle on Brand Highway at Bookara.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Two Hong Kong women killed in Perth car crash

Victims, aged 54 and 59, were on holiday in Australia when their car collided with another vehicle on Brand Highway at Bookara.

Hong Kong’s domestic helper groups push for 25 per cent pay rise as soaring loan charges and fees bite

Helpers spend more than one-third of their wages on average to pay back loans and fees to recruitment agencies, survey finds.

7 Aug 2018 - 7:09PM
Hong Kong’s domestic helper groups push for 25 per cent pay rise as soaring loan charges and fees bite

Helpers spend more than one-third of their wages on average to pay back loans and fees to recruitment agencies, survey finds.

Peace returns to raucous Hong Kong pedestrian zone after buskers pack up, but not everyone is happy

Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mong Kok is again open for vehicles round the clock at weekends but some shopkeepers say there are now fewer passers-by and business has fallen.

5 Aug 2018 - 10:41PM
Peace returns to raucous Hong Kong pedestrian zone after buskers pack up, but not everyone is happy

Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mong Kok is again open for vehicles round the clock at weekends but some shopkeepers say there are now fewer passers-by and business has fallen.

Mooncake madness descends as cross-border trade in delicacies swells

Agents buy up mooncake coupons and resell them for profit, as hungry customers struggle to get their hands on the seasonal delicacy.

4 Aug 2018 - 2:31PM
Mooncake madness descends as cross-border trade in delicacies swells

Agents buy up mooncake coupons and resell them for profit, as hungry customers struggle to get their hands on the seasonal delicacy.

How Cantonese soups create 40 per cent of Hong Kong’s food waste, and why cooking up change starts at home

Amid a rush to reduce plastic rubbish, Hong Kong’s mountains of food waste have largely been forgotten, according to an NGO, but chefs and environmentalists now have an action plan on the table.

4 Aug 2018 - 2:00PM
How Cantonese soups create 40 per cent of Hong Kong’s food waste, and why cooking up change starts at home

Amid a rush to reduce plastic rubbish, Hong Kong’s mountains of food waste have largely been forgotten, according to an NGO, but chefs and environmentalists now have an action plan on the table.

Why are more Hongkongers going wild for exotic pets?

Experts warn against a rising trend in space-starved city where inexperienced owners take in peculiar animals only to abandon them later, and laws remain murky on species protection.

4 Aug 2018 - 8:52AM
Why are more Hongkongers going wild for exotic pets?

Experts warn against a rising trend in space-starved city where inexperienced owners take in peculiar animals only to abandon them later, and laws remain murky on species protection.

MTR commuters exposed to daily cocktail of bacteria that flourish in different areas of Hong Kong, HKU study says

But HKU researchers say there’s no need to fear – no severe pathogens were detected in their study and the antibacterial coating on handrails has helped curb any spread of germs.

3 Aug 2018 - 2:37PM
MTR commuters exposed to daily cocktail of bacteria that flourish in different areas of Hong Kong, HKU study says

But HKU researchers say there’s no need to fear – no severe pathogens were detected in their study and the antibacterial coating on handrails has helped curb any spread of germs.

Little Donald Trump all in day’s work for Hong Kong figurine company [email protected]

Joe Chan’s firm is a big deal in business of small lifelike statues of real people

28 Jul 2018 - 11:00PM
Little Donald Trump all in day’s work for Hong Kong figurine company QMiniMe@Unusually

Joe Chan’s firm is a big deal in business of small lifelike statues of real people

Health care booking agents cash in on China’s vaccine scandal amid rush to secure jabs at Hong Kong clinics

Inquiries by the Post to firms specialising in obtaining appointments for health care services in the city show demand surge from parents across the border.

29 Jul 2018 - 5:05PM
Health care booking agents cash in on China’s vaccine scandal amid rush to secure jabs at Hong Kong clinics

Inquiries by the Post to firms specialising in obtaining appointments for health care services in the city show demand surge from parents across the border.

Walking tours of Hung Hom, To Kwa Wan and Kowloon City aim to keep memories of old Hong Kong alive

Volunteer guides look to pass down knowledge of neighbourhoods before it is too late, as redevelopment sweeps away remnants of the past.

28 Jul 2018 - 3:30PM
Walking tours of Hung Hom, To Kwa Wan and Kowloon City aim to keep memories of old Hong Kong alive

Volunteer guides look to pass down knowledge of neighbourhoods before it is too late, as redevelopment sweeps away remnants of the past.

Ecologists left hopping mad after Hong Kong politician calls for tadpole cull because ‘frogs are too noisy’

District councillor Ma Shuk-yin called for removal of tadpoles from Yuen Long estate ‘before they become noisy frogs’ but scientists quick to point out this could cause an increase in number of mosquitoes.

29 Nov 2018 - 12:52PM
Ecologists left hopping mad after Hong Kong politician calls for tadpole cull because ‘frogs are too noisy’

District councillor Ma Shuk-yin called for removal of tadpoles from Yuen Long estate ‘before they become noisy frogs’ but scientists quick to point out this could cause an increase in number of mosquitoes.

Temperatures in Hong Kong set to soar over the weekend

Observatory issues its ninth ‘very hot’ weather warning since the start of July.

27 Jul 2018 - 11:01PM
Temperatures in Hong Kong set to soar over the weekend

Observatory issues its ninth ‘very hot’ weather warning since the start of July.

Publishers to dish out discounts of up to 50 per cent on last day of Hong Kong Book Fair

This year’s instalment of annual event saw a record high of 680 exhibitors from 39 countries, with sellers of children’s books noting strong demand.

24 Jul 2018 - 7:33PM
Publishers to dish out discounts of up to 50 per cent on last day of Hong Kong Book Fair

This year’s instalment of annual event saw a record high of 680 exhibitors from 39 countries, with sellers of children’s books noting strong demand.

We wouldn’t watch any group if it wasn’t breaking the law, says police chief after ban threat against pro-independence Hong Kong National Party

Stephen Lo refuses to comment on force’s recommendation that Hong Kong National Party be banned, in first comments since it came to light.

3 Oct 2018 - 1:23PM
We wouldn’t watch any group if it wasn’t breaking the law, says police chief after ban threat against pro-independence Hong Kong National Party

Stephen Lo refuses to comment on force’s recommendation that Hong Kong National Party be banned, in first comments since it came to light.

Hong Kong tour with a difference – meet domestic helpers enjoying their day off

NGO takes groups of mostly students around Central on Sundays so women there can share their culture and experiences with Hongkongers

23 Jul 2018 - 11:17AM
Hong Kong tour with a difference – meet domestic helpers enjoying their day off

NGO takes groups of mostly students around Central on Sundays so women there can share their culture and experiences with Hongkongers

Lights go out on art of Hong Kong signwriting, but old calligraphy master and younger enthusiasts fight to preserve it

Yeung Kai, 82, has devoted his life to the unique, expressive calligraphy style used on Hong Kong neon lights and shop signs, a trade that is now dying. A graphic designer is digitising the characters for a typeface to give it new life.

21 Jul 2018 - 7:37PM
Lights go out on art of Hong Kong signwriting, but old calligraphy master and younger enthusiasts fight to preserve it

Yeung Kai, 82, has devoted his life to the unique, expressive calligraphy style used on Hong Kong neon lights and shop signs, a trade that is now dying. A graphic designer is digitising the characters for a typeface to give it new life.

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