Martin Choi

Hong Kong

Martin Choi

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Martin Choi is a business reporter with an interest in climate change and sustainability issues. He joined the Post in 2018 after graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Journalism and Global Studies. Previously, he interned at Forbes in Hong Kong and Agence France-Presse in Shanghai.

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Hong Kong must capitalise on global financial trends to maintain hub status, pro-Beijing think tank says

Hong Kong should use its edge to position itself as an offshore yuan centre, an ESG investment hub and a digital-asset trading centre, says One Country Two Systems Research Institute report.

Hong Kong should use its edge to position itself as an offshore yuan centre, an ESG investment hub and a digital-asset trading centre, says One Country Two Systems Research Institute report.

Hong Kong must capitalise on global financial trends to maintain hub status, pro-Beijing think tank says
26 Nov 2021 - 7:30AM
iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision tops Hurun list of companies outside mainland China that have contributed most to Chinese economy

Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, has topped a Hurun list of the top 100 companies from outside mainland China that have contributed most to its economy.

Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, has topped a Hurun list of the top 100 companies from outside mainland China that have contributed most to its economy.

iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision tops Hurun list of companies outside mainland China that have contributed most to Chinese economy
18 Nov 2021 - 8:56PM
Hong Kong-listed firms could take 140 years to reach gender parity on boards at current rate, study finds

The study by the Asian Corp Governance Association found that last year women constituted only 12.7 per cent of the boards of directors of the top 100 companies by market value in Hong Kong tracked by MSCI. Their numbers had risen, but progress was slow.

The study by the Asian Corp Governance Association found that last year women constituted only 12.7 per cent of the boards of directors of the top 100 companies by market value in Hong Kong tracked by MSCI. Their numbers had risen, but progress was slow.

Hong Kong-listed firms could take 140 years to reach gender parity on boards at current rate, study finds
18 Nov 2021 - 8:56PM
Hong Kong homebuyers snap up flats in projects at the city’s former airport runway and in “Northern Metropolis” district

Hong Kong’s land border with mainland China will reopen fully to quarantine-free travel by June at the latest, official sources have revealed, signalling a significant breakthrough after months of the city’s intense lobbying to fight the debilitating impact of the checkpoint closures on its economy.

Hong Kong’s land border with mainland China will reopen fully to quarantine-free travel by June at the latest, official sources have revealed, signalling a significant breakthrough after months of the city’s intense lobbying to fight the debilitating impact of the checkpoint closures on its economy.

Hong Kong homebuyers snap up flats in projects at the city’s former airport runway and in “Northern Metropolis” district
13 Nov 2021 - 10:36PM
Can longer leases help reduce pollution from buildings in Hong Kong?

Setting policies to encourage longer property leases can motivate landlords to make more energy-saving upgrades in buildings, says consultancy JLL.

Setting policies to encourage longer property leases can motivate landlords to make more energy-saving upgrades in buildings, says consultancy JLL.

Can longer leases help reduce pollution from buildings in Hong Kong?
13 Nov 2021 - 11:30AM
COP26: Fashion brands face pressure to walk the talk on sustainability, new report says

Consumers and regulators are pushing apparel makers around the world to reduce carbon emissions, says KPMG report.

Consumers and regulators are pushing apparel makers around the world to reduce carbon emissions, says KPMG report.

COP26: Fashion brands face pressure to walk the talk on sustainability, new report says
12 Nov 2021 - 10:27PM
Top Chinese think tank meets mainland developers, banks as property sector’s liquidity crisis deepens

The Development Research Center of the State Council met representatives from developers and lenders including Kaisa Group and Ping An Bank, reports said.

The Development Research Center of the State Council met representatives from developers and lenders including Kaisa Group and Ping An Bank, reports said.

Top Chinese think tank meets mainland developers, banks as property sector’s liquidity crisis deepens
9 Nov 2021 - 10:54PM
China’s sustainable funds post huge inflows amid push to meet carbon targets, Morningstar says

Interest in sustainable investing is growing in China, as investors eye ESG funds amid Beijing’s push to meet carbon goals, Morningstar says.

Interest in sustainable investing is growing in China, as investors eye ESG funds amid Beijing’s push to meet carbon goals, Morningstar says.

China’s sustainable funds post huge inflows amid  push to meet carbon targets, Morningstar says
8 Nov 2021 - 8:49PM
Forestry-backed carbon credit trading faces hurdles in Asia despite COP26 pledge by global leaders to halt deforestation, says WWF-Hong Kong

The trading of carbon credits backed by forestry programmes poses challenges in terms of finding projects of the right quality and scalability, according to the head of environmental finance at WWF-Hong Kong.

The trading of carbon credits backed by forestry programmes poses challenges in terms of finding projects of the right quality and scalability, according to the head of environmental finance at WWF-Hong Kong.

Forestry-backed carbon credit trading faces hurdles in Asia despite COP26 pledge by global leaders to halt deforestation, says WWF-Hong Kong
7 Nov 2021 - 9:33PM
JPMorgan expects ESG bond issuance in Asia to nearly double in 2022 amid investor demand and climate change efforts

Investor demand, greater adoption of ESG strategies by issuers, government policy and regulatory requirements are all expected to boost ESG bonds.

Investor demand, greater adoption of ESG strategies by issuers, government policy and regulatory requirements are all expected to boost ESG bonds.

JPMorgan expects ESG bond issuance in Asia to nearly double in 2022 amid investor demand and climate change efforts
31 Oct 2021 - 9:32PM
Evergrande, Alibaba, Tencent bosses suffer wealth erosion as bottled water tycoon Zhong Shanshan takes China Rich List crown

Zhong Shanshan, the founder of Nongfu Spring, tops the Hurun China Rich List, as mainland property tycoons drop out of the top 10 altogether for the first time amid Beijing’s crackdown on the sector.

Zhong Shanshan, the founder of Nongfu Spring, tops the Hurun China Rich List, as mainland property tycoons drop out of the top 10 altogether for the first time amid Beijing’s crackdown on the sector.

Evergrande, Alibaba, Tencent bosses suffer wealth erosion as bottled water tycoon Zhong Shanshan takes China Rich List crown
28 Oct 2021 - 9:27AM
Towngas China receives HK$2.8 billion investment from Asian buyout fund manager to accelerate clean energy transition

The mainland division of Hong Kong and China Gas (Towngas) also plans to change its name to Towngas Smart Energy to reflect the group’s ‘future development direction’.

The mainland division of Hong Kong and China Gas (Towngas) also plans to change its name to Towngas Smart Energy to reflect the group’s ‘future development direction’.

Towngas China receives HK$2.8 billion investment from Asian buyout fund manager to accelerate clean energy transition
25 Oct 2021 - 10:25PM
ESG investing is here to stay after Covid-19 but lack of robust data hinders adoption, survey shows

There have been initiatives by many stock exchanges in Asia, including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, to mandate ESG disclosure.

There have been initiatives by many stock exchanges in Asia, including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, to mandate ESG disclosure.

ESG investing is here to stay after Covid-19 but lack of robust data hinders adoption, survey shows
24 Oct 2021 - 9:45PM
China will set up a property tax pilot plan, taking small steps after years of dithering to tame home prices for common prosperity

The Chinese government had tossed about the idea of taxing property owners for years to rein in runaway prices, redistribute wealth and bolster state coffers with much-needed revenue.

The Chinese government had tossed about the idea of taxing property owners for years to rein in runaway prices, redistribute wealth and bolster state coffers with much-needed revenue.

China will set up a property tax pilot plan, taking small steps after years of dithering to tame home prices for common prosperity
23 Oct 2021 - 10:48PM
Hong Kong’s buyers shrug aside leftover projects in their rush for small, cheaper homes as robust supply spoils them with options

The outlook for the property market has brightened, and transactions of both new and second-hand homes are expected to quicken, sales agents said.

The outlook for the property market has brightened, and transactions of both new and second-hand homes are expected to quicken, sales agents said.

Hong Kong’s buyers shrug aside leftover projects in their rush for small, cheaper homes as robust supply spoils them with options
23 Oct 2021 - 9:35PM
Hong Kong government keen on public to take part in US$22.5 billion green bond issuance programme

Some of the HK$175.5 billion (US$22.5 billion) bond issuances will be open to the general public to allow them ‘to reap the benefits’ of sustainable development.

Some of the HK$175.5 billion (US$22.5 billion) bond issuances will be open to the general public to allow them ‘to reap the benefits’ of sustainable development.

Hong Kong government keen on public to take part in US$22.5 billion green bond issuance programme
20 Oct 2021 - 10:52PM
Investors in two-thirds of companies listed globally risk losing US$8.4 trillion because of declining ocean health: WWF

Listed companies linked to the ‘blue economy’, or sectors that use the ocean for commercial activity and industries that use coastlines and ports for trade, could face risks to their assets and revenues reaching US$8.4 trillion in 15 years under a business-as-usual scenario.

Listed companies linked to the ‘blue economy’, or sectors that use the ocean for commercial activity and industries that use coastlines and ports for trade, could face risks to their assets and revenues reaching US$8.4 trillion in 15 years under a business-as-usual scenario.

Investors in two-thirds of companies listed globally risk losing US$8.4 trillion because of declining ocean health: WWF
17 Oct 2021 - 10:36PM
Climate change: Hong Kong companies face challenge as global guidance on reporting greenhouse gas emissions change

The The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has released new guidance asking companies to change the way they report their carbon emissions.

The The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has released new guidance asking companies to change the way they report their carbon emissions.

Climate change: Hong Kong companies face challenge as global guidance on reporting greenhouse gas emissions change
14 Oct 2021 - 6:58PM
Watsons closes shop in Tsim Sha Tsui after 20 years in latest sign of Hong Kong retail sector’s struggle to survive coronavirus pandemic

The well-known personal health care chain is shutting its large store in one of Hong Kong’s major shopping destinations citing the lack of tourists in the last two years amid strict travel restrictions.

The well-known personal health care chain is shutting its large store in one of Hong Kong’s major shopping destinations citing the lack of tourists in the last two years amid strict travel restrictions.

Watsons closes shop in Tsim Sha Tsui after 20 years in latest sign of Hong Kong retail sector’s struggle to survive coronavirus pandemic
13 Oct 2021 - 10:54PM
Hong Kong homebuyers snap up all flats in ‘Northern Metropolis’ district in first weekend sales after Carrie Lam’s policy address

Developer Tai Hung Fai Group Holdings had on Sunday evening sold all 30 flats at its six-storey Artique development in Sheung Shui, a district that is part of Lam’s proposed Northern Metropolis.

Developer Tai Hung Fai Group Holdings had on Sunday evening sold all 30 flats at its six-storey Artique development in Sheung Shui, a district that is part of Lam’s proposed Northern Metropolis.

Hong Kong homebuyers snap up all flats in ‘Northern Metropolis’ district in first weekend sales after Carrie Lam’s policy address
20 Oct 2021 - 1:29AM
Foodpanda hopes to launch reusable container programme in Hong Kong to reduce waste sent to landfills

The company will aim to get its pilot off the ground before the launch of the Hong Kong government’s municipal solid waste charging scheme.

The company will aim to get its pilot off the ground before the launch of the Hong Kong government’s municipal solid waste charging scheme.

Foodpanda hopes to launch reusable container programme in Hong Kong to reduce waste sent to landfills
10 Oct 2021 - 8:26PM
Hong Kong’s property industry needs right policies, incentives to meet energy conservation goals

The government wants to cut electricity use of commercial buildings by 30 to 40 per cent and residential buildings by 20 to 30 per cent by 2050 from 2015 levels.

The government wants to cut electricity use of commercial buildings by 30 to 40 per cent and residential buildings by 20 to 30 per cent by 2050 from 2015 levels.

Hong Kong’s property industry needs right policies, incentives to meet energy conservation goals
8 Oct 2021 - 7:30AM
Chinese investment to account for over half of assets under management in five years, survey by Hong Kong industry body finds

Investment from the mainland could account for 51 per cent of assets managed by Hong Kong private wealth management firms in five years thanks to the Wealth Management Connect scheme, local industry body says.

Investment from the mainland could account for 51 per cent of assets managed by Hong Kong private wealth management firms in five years thanks to the Wealth Management Connect scheme, local industry body says.

Chinese investment to account for over half of assets under management in five years, survey by Hong Kong industry body finds
4 Oct 2021 - 10:40PM
Hong Kong start-up Geb Impact looks to scale up microalgae cultivation as a sustainable source of protein

Geb Impact, backed by the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Fund, is conducting pilot production of microalgae with its proprietary technology, with plans to ramp up output to one metric tonne per month.

Geb Impact, backed by the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Fund, is conducting pilot production of microalgae with its proprietary technology, with plans to ramp up output to one metric tonne per month.

Hong Kong start-up Geb Impact looks to scale up microalgae cultivation as a sustainable source of protein
3 Oct 2021 - 9:08PM
Hong Kong can be Asia’s go-to hub for green infrastructure financing needs, sustainability forum hears

Hong Kong could become an intermediary for Asia’s green infrastructure financing needs, but only if businesses step up their sustainability drive and establish the city’s credibility in project implementation, The Economist’s “Growing sustainable businesses in Hong Kong” webinar is told.

Hong Kong could become an intermediary for Asia’s green infrastructure financing needs, but only if businesses step up their sustainability drive and establish the city’s credibility in project implementation, The Economist’s “Growing sustainable businesses in Hong Kong” webinar is told.

Hong Kong can be Asia’s go-to hub for green infrastructure financing needs, sustainability forum hears
1 Oct 2021 - 8:50PM
Geely founder Li Shufu launches smartphone venture in bid to create ecosystem as cars become connected devices

Geely founder Li Shufu says there is a close connection between intelligent vehicle cockpits and smartphone software technologies.

Geely founder Li Shufu says there is a close connection between intelligent vehicle cockpits and smartphone software technologies.

Geely founder Li Shufu launches smartphone venture in bid to create ecosystem as cars become connected devices
28 Sep 2021 - 9:16PM
Chinese firms warn of hit to bottom line as provinces introduce power cuts to meet energy consumption targets

Many Chinese companies have warned about the impact of the ongoing power cuts on their operations because of local governments’ need to meet their energy consumption targets, causing their share prices to plunge.

Many Chinese companies have warned about the impact of the ongoing power cuts on their operations because of local governments’ need to meet their energy consumption targets, causing their share prices to plunge.

Chinese firms warn of hit to bottom line as provinces introduce power cuts to meet energy consumption targets
24 Sep 2021 - 10:32PM
China Evergrande’s EV unit grants share options to directors, 3,000 plus employees to ‘promote and support’ development

China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, which is developing the Hengchi car brand, has granted 323.72 million share options worth HK$1.26 billion (US$162 million) to three directors and 3,000 plus employees.

China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, which is developing the Hengchi car brand, has granted 323.72 million share options worth HK$1.26 billion (US$162 million) to three directors and 3,000 plus employees.

China Evergrande’s EV unit grants share options to directors, 3,000 plus employees to ‘promote and support’ development
21 Sep 2021 - 10:48PM
Hong Kong office fit-out firm tackles industry’s ‘dirty little secret’ with initiative to reuse, recycle furniture

Sustainable Office Solutions has come up with an initiative to help reduce furniture sent to landfills as construction waste when companies relocate.

Sustainable Office Solutions has come up with an initiative to help reduce furniture sent to landfills as construction waste when companies relocate.

Hong Kong office fit-out firm tackles industry’s ‘dirty little secret’ with initiative to reuse, recycle furniture
13 Sep 2021 - 2:38PM
Climate change: Billie spins yarn from textile wastes with neither water nor chemicals in Novetex’s bid to cut emissions and wastes

The Billie “upcycling” system is a patented process that can break down textile waste into slivers for blending with fresh threads before they are spun into yarn for reuse, all done without water or chemicals.

The Billie “upcycling” system is a patented process that can break down textile waste into slivers for blending with fresh threads before they are spun into yarn for reuse, all done without water or chemicals.

Climate change: Billie spins yarn from textile wastes with neither water nor chemicals in Novetex’s bid to cut emissions and wastes
4 Sep 2021 - 2:56PM