Martin Choi

Martin is a reporter for the Post. He joined the team 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.
Martin Choi
Martin is a reporter for the Post. He joined the team 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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Sun Hung Kai raises price of Victoria Harbour flats by up to HK$1.5 million, shrugs off Beijing’s rebuke on unaffordable housing

Developers will not adjust home prices just because of the warnings by Beijing as home prices in Hong Kong are set on the basis of demand and supply, said Andy Kwan Cheuk-chiu, director of ACE Centre for Business and Economic Research.

20 Sep 2019 - 11:05PM

Developers will not adjust home prices just because of the warnings by Beijing as home prices in Hong Kong are set on the basis of demand and supply, said Andy Kwan Cheuk-chiu, director of ACE Centre for Business and Economic Research.

Sun Hung Kai raises price of Victoria Harbour flats by up to HK$1.5 million, shrugs off Beijing’s rebuke on unaffordable housing
Sun Hung Kai’s Cullinan West III project nearly sold out after homebuyers take advantage of steep discount

Homebuyers took advantage of steep discounts and snapped up 351 of the 352 flats Sun Hung Kai Properties had on sale at its The Cullinan West III project on Thursday. Developers have been rushing to offload flats before the introduction of a vacancy tax, now expected as soon as January.

19 Sep 2019 - 9:02PM

Homebuyers took advantage of steep discounts and snapped up 351 of the 352 flats Sun Hung Kai Properties had on sale at its The Cullinan West III project on Thursday. Developers have been rushing to offload flats before the introduction of a vacancy tax, now expected as soon as January.

Sun Hung Kai’s Cullinan West III project nearly sold out after homebuyers take advantage of steep discount
Financial assets held by Chinese households dropped last year for first time since 2000, Allianz says

Financial assets held by Chinese households dropped last year for the first time since the turn of the century, as a result of the US-China trade war and a slowing economy, German financial services company Allianz said in a report on Wednesday.

19 Sep 2019 - 8:15AM

Financial assets held by Chinese households dropped last year for the first time since the turn of the century, as a result of the US-China trade war and a slowing economy, German financial services company Allianz said in a report on Wednesday.

Financial assets held by Chinese households dropped last year for first time since 2000, Allianz says
Combination of Lands Resumption Ordinance, protests will adversely affect Hong Kong developers, analyst says

Hong Kong, the world’s least affordable housing market, must find ways to provide cheaper housing amid anti-government protests that have now lasted over three months.

17 Sep 2019 - 1:25PM

Hong Kong, the world’s least affordable housing market, must find ways to provide cheaper housing amid anti-government protests that have now lasted over three months.

Combination of Lands Resumption Ordinance, protests will adversely affect Hong Kong developers, analyst says
Roy Cho, alleged Enigma Network mastermind of Hong Kong’s biggest fraud case, claims trial as he pleads innocence

Cho and his associates Christie Chan Lai-yee and Byron Tan Ye-kai are free on bail.

12 Sep 2019 - 4:26PM

Cho and his associates Christie Chan Lai-yee and Byron Tan Ye-kai are free on bail.

Roy Cho, alleged Enigma Network mastermind of Hong Kong’s biggest fraud case, claims trial as he pleads innocence
Social unrest won’t stop Hong Kong playing a key role in China’s belt and road strategy, say business leaders

Delegates at Belt and Road Summit insist Hong Kong’s ‘significant’ role in Beijing’s global trade growth initiative is intact despite political turmoil

11 Sep 2019 - 8:00PM

Delegates at Belt and Road Summit insist Hong Kong’s ‘significant’ role in Beijing’s global trade growth initiative is intact despite political turmoil

Social unrest won’t stop Hong Kong playing a key role in China’s belt and road strategy, say business leaders
Rental charges at Hong Kong’s ultra-luxury abodes fall by 30 per cent as expatriates and mainland Chinese renters stay away

Hong Kong’s property market – the world’s most expensive city in 2018, for the ninth consecutive year – is trying to find its footing after the year-long US-China trade war and three months of protest rallies knocked a real estate bull run off its pace.

11 Sep 2019 - 8:45AM

Hong Kong’s property market – the world’s most expensive city in 2018, for the ninth consecutive year – is trying to find its footing after the year-long US-China trade war and three months of protest rallies knocked a real estate bull run off its pace.

Rental charges at Hong Kong’s ultra-luxury abodes fall by 30 per cent as expatriates and mainland Chinese renters stay away
Shenzhen, a blueprint for Chinese cities, must abandon Hong Kong’s property model, warns China’s ‘godfather of real estate’ Meng Xiaosu

Meng Xiaosu, who spearheaded China’s property reform policies in the 1990s, said flawed property policies were the root of many of Hong Kong’s social ills.

7 Sep 2019 - 12:38PM

Meng Xiaosu, who spearheaded China’s property reform policies in the 1990s, said flawed property policies were the root of many of Hong Kong’s social ills.

Shenzhen, a blueprint for Chinese cities, must abandon Hong Kong’s property model, warns China’s ‘godfather of real estate’ Meng Xiaosu
Red Lobster seafood chain optimistic as it prepares to open first Hong Kong outlet in protest hotspot Causeway Bay

Market observers say that shops will still open, but a smaller number of employees may be deployed and they will have to ride out the uncertainty.

5 Sep 2019 - 1:28PM

Market observers say that shops will still open, but a smaller number of employees may be deployed and they will have to ride out the uncertainty.

Red Lobster seafood chain optimistic as it prepares to open first Hong Kong outlet in protest hotspot Causeway Bay
Hong Kong commercial real estate may get new lease of life amid US-China trade war, protests from education providers

Education providers could drive demand for commercial spaces in Hong Kong, thanks to an uptick in the need for private tuition and interest classes for children in the city.

4 Sep 2019 - 7:00AM

Education providers could drive demand for commercial spaces in Hong Kong, thanks to an uptick in the need for private tuition and interest classes for children in the city.

Hong Kong commercial real estate may get new lease of life amid US-China trade war, protests from education providers
Hotel and leisure operator China Travel warns protests could be ‘catastrophic’ for the economy as tourists shun Hong Kong

The mainland focused China Travel says the protests have taken a toll on occupancy and room rates at its properties in Hong Kong and warns of belt-tightening after reporting an 11 per cent jump in first-half profit.

2 Sep 2019 - 10:32PM

The mainland focused China Travel says the protests have taken a toll on occupancy and room rates at its properties in Hong Kong and warns of belt-tightening after reporting an 11 per cent jump in first-half profit.

Hotel and leisure operator China Travel warns protests could be ‘catastrophic’ for the economy as tourists shun Hong Kong
Tiffany says protests ‘taking a toll’ on its Hong Kong business as it reports drop in net sales in second quarter

American jeweller says it lost nearly six full selling days due to unplanned store closures amid the city’s social unrest.

30 Aug 2019 - 10:56PM

American jeweller says it lost nearly six full selling days due to unplanned store closures amid the city’s social unrest.

Tiffany says protests ‘taking a toll’ on its Hong Kong business as it reports drop in net sales in second quarter
Enough opportunities for Hong Kong’s youth in Greater Bay Area, but it’s not the answer to the city’s problems, says Allan Zeman

The Greater Bay Area is a great chance for China to deepen ties with Hong Kong but at the same time the city’s youth must not be forced to seek work on the mainland, veteran entrepreneur Allan Zeman tells the China Conference

30 Aug 2019 - 10:39AM

The Greater Bay Area is a great chance for China to deepen ties with Hong Kong but at the same time the city’s youth must not be forced to seek work on the mainland, veteran entrepreneur Allan Zeman tells the China Conference

Enough opportunities for Hong Kong’s youth in Greater Bay Area, but it’s not the answer to the city’s problems, says Allan Zeman
Turkey’s US$250,000 citizenship by investment scheme seems like a bargain as lira’s value plunges

Hyperlink Immigration Consulting, which is facilitating the investment programme, said that it was willing to buy back the property from investors should its value fall after three years.

28 Aug 2019 - 9:27AM

Hyperlink Immigration Consulting, which is facilitating the investment programme, said that it was willing to buy back the property from investors should its value fall after three years.

Turkey’s US$250,000 citizenship by investment scheme seems like a bargain as lira’s value plunges
Sales of Hong Kong parking spaces drop nearly 46 per cent in first 8 months of year, weighed down by protests

“The investment atmosphere has been poor over the past few months, particularly from June to August. Without a doubt, this has affected both those wanting to buy and sell [parking spaces],” said Richard Lee, chief executive of Hong Kong Property agency.

28 Aug 2019 - 4:19PM

“The investment atmosphere has been poor over the past few months, particularly from June to August. Without a doubt, this has affected both those wanting to buy and sell [parking spaces],” said Richard Lee, chief executive of Hong Kong Property agency.

Sales of Hong Kong parking spaces drop nearly 46 per cent in first 8 months of year, weighed down by protests
Mainland developer China Aoyuan Group building a new niche focus in booming Greater Bay Area

“We think there is a lot of potential and growth for the Greater Bay Area, so we are quite optimistic about its long-term outlook,” said senior vice-president Jacky Chan Ka-yeung.

26 Aug 2019 - 9:45AM

“We think there is a lot of potential and growth for the Greater Bay Area, so we are quite optimistic about its long-term outlook,” said senior vice-president Jacky Chan Ka-yeung.

Mainland developer China Aoyuan Group building a new niche focus in booming Greater Bay Area
Club Med owner Fosun Tourism is boosted by Chinese tourists, reports US$69.5 million first-half profit

Club Med owner Fosun Tourism Group said on Monday net profit attributable to the company’s shareholders amounted to 490 million yuan for the first six months this year, against a net loss of 254.5 million for the same period last year.

19 Aug 2019 - 10:58PM

Club Med owner Fosun Tourism Group said on Monday net profit attributable to the company’s shareholders amounted to 490 million yuan for the first six months this year, against a net loss of 254.5 million for the same period last year.

Club Med owner Fosun Tourism is boosted by Chinese tourists, reports US$69.5 million first-half profit
Guangzhou-based Yuexiu Property warns of tougher times ahead after Beijing tightens screws on housing sector, slowing economy

The Hong Kong-listed mainland developer posted a 63.2 per cent rise in first half core profit to 1.83 billion yuan on the back of higher property sales.

13 Aug 2019 - 10:40PM

The Hong Kong-listed mainland developer posted a 63.2 per cent rise in first half core profit to 1.83 billion yuan on the back of higher property sales.

Guangzhou-based Yuexiu Property warns of tougher times ahead after Beijing tightens screws on housing sector, slowing economy
Sogo operator worried over outlook as extradition bill protests, trade war weigh on first-half sales

Thomas Lau Luen-Hung, chairman of Lifestyle International Holdings, warned that the US-China trade war and social unrest would continue to weigh on the city’s economy and retail sector in the second half.

12 Aug 2019 - 11:09PM

Thomas Lau Luen-Hung, chairman of Lifestyle International Holdings, warned that the US-China trade war and social unrest would continue to weigh on the city’s economy and retail sector in the second half.

Sogo operator worried over outlook as extradition bill protests, trade war weigh on first-half sales
Hong Kong protests: North Point and Sham Shui Po traders shut up shop, fearing violence on banned marches

Widespread closures as shop owners foresee repeat of clashes between anti-government protesters and pro-Beijing rivals.

11 Aug 2019 - 4:17PM

Widespread closures as shop owners foresee repeat of clashes between anti-government protesters and pro-Beijing rivals.

Hong Kong protests: North Point and Sham Shui Po traders shut up shop, fearing violence on banned marches
China’s biggest appliance maker wants to wire ‘Iron Man-style households’ for the networked era ahead

The sister company of industrial conglomerate Midea wants to help Chinese households embrace the artificial intelligence ecosystem.

12 Aug 2019 - 11:53PM

The sister company of industrial conglomerate Midea wants to help Chinese households embrace the artificial intelligence ecosystem.

China’s biggest appliance maker wants to wire ‘Iron Man-style households’ for the networked era ahead
Billion Development prices Tsuen Wan project at 10 per cent discount to lived-in homes as Hong Kong’s property market reels from protests

Prices of Billion Development’s new flats at The Aurora are the cheapest in Tsuen Wan in a decade.

7 Aug 2019 - 6:46AM

Prices of Billion Development’s new flats at The Aurora are the cheapest in Tsuen Wan in a decade.

Billion Development prices Tsuen Wan project at 10 per cent discount to lived-in homes as Hong Kong’s property market reels from protests
Hong Kong wakes up to a citywide general strike over extradition bill crisis

Hong Kong woke up to what could prove to be the largest citywide strike in decades on Monday, August 5, 2019. 

5 Aug 2019 - 10:18AM

Hong Kong woke up to what could prove to be the largest citywide strike in decades on Monday, August 5, 2019. 

Hong Kong wakes up to a citywide general strike over extradition bill crisis
Influx of Chinese business travellers, investors to Cambodia drives construction boom

The Southeast Asian country approved over US$2.7 billion of real estate projects in the first four months of 2019, a 67 per cent increase

31 Jul 2019 - 7:15AM

The Southeast Asian country approved over US$2.7 billion of real estate projects in the first four months of 2019, a 67 per cent increase

Influx of Chinese business travellers, investors to Cambodia drives construction boom
Police fire tear gas and sponge grenades to disperse defiant extradition bill protesters in Hong Kong’s Yuen Long

Police have fired tear gas at tens of thousands of Hongkongers protesting in Yuen Long, a town in the northern New Territories that has been gripped by tension over the past week, following earlier scenes of unprecedented violence at a railway station.

28 Jul 2019 - 1:33AM

Police have fired tear gas at tens of thousands of Hongkongers protesting in Yuen Long, a town in the northern New Territories that has been gripped by tension over the past week, following earlier scenes of unprecedented violence at a railway station.

Police fire tear gas and sponge grenades to disperse defiant extradition bill protesters in Hong Kong’s Yuen Long
Shopping mall owners take a drubbing in the stock market as Hong Kong protests damage confidence in retail sector

Swire Properties and Wharf Reic’s shares have declined the most since the huge rally on June 9 that kickstarted what has now been weeks of demonstrations punctuated by violent clashes with police

24 Jul 2019 - 11:07PM

Swire Properties and Wharf Reic’s shares have declined the most since the huge rally on June 9 that kickstarted what has now been weeks of demonstrations punctuated by violent clashes with police

Shopping mall owners take a drubbing in the stock market as Hong Kong protests damage  confidence in retail sector
Listed Hong Kong retailers feel the pinch as trade war, protests weigh on sales

The outlook for listed Hong Kong retailers has taken a hit from the US-China trade war, as well as unrest in the city, analysts said on Monday.

23 Jul 2019 - 8:43AM

The outlook for listed Hong Kong retailers has taken a hit from the US-China trade war, as well as unrest in the city, analysts said on Monday.

Listed Hong Kong retailers feel the pinch as trade war, protests weigh on sales
Hong Kong developer Nan Fung launches arthritis and cancer biosimilars joint venture with Korean biopharmaceutical firm

Hong Kong-based property developer Nan Fung deepened its diversification into health care with the announcement on Friday of a joint venture that will produce and sell in mainland China biosimilar versions of medicines used to treat arthritis and cancers.

19 Jul 2019 - 11:05PM

Hong Kong-based property developer Nan Fung deepened its diversification into health care with the announcement on Friday of a joint venture that will produce and sell in mainland China biosimilar versions of medicines used to treat arthritis and cancers.

Hong Kong developer Nan Fung launches arthritis and cancer biosimilars joint venture with Korean biopharmaceutical firm
Standard Chartered cuts Hong Kong’s growth prospects through 2021 as US-China trade war puts the squeeze on city’s economy

The dim view of Hong Kong’s economy is weighing on public discontent, as thousands of people continued to vent their dissatisfaction in the streets more than a month after an estimated 1 million people marched to oppose a controversial extradition bill.

18 Jul 2019 - 11:32PM

The dim view of Hong Kong’s economy is weighing on public discontent, as thousands of people continued to vent their dissatisfaction in the streets more than a month after an estimated 1 million people marched to oppose a controversial extradition bill.

Standard Chartered cuts Hong Kong’s growth prospects through 2021 as US-China trade war puts the squeeze on city’s economy
How Hong Kong protesters used hand signals to communicate in July 1 anti-extradition bill demonstration

The hundreds of young Hong Kong protesters who rallied on July 1, 2019, protesting the now stalled extradition bill used innovative hand signals to communicate with each other.

5 Jul 2019 - 10:14PM

The hundreds of young Hong Kong protesters who rallied on July 1, 2019, protesting the now stalled extradition bill used innovative hand signals to communicate with each other.

How Hong Kong protesters used hand signals to communicate in July 1 anti-extradition bill demonstration