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.

Latest from Martin Choi

Two Hong Kong teenagers arrested over 1.8kg of marijuana mailed from the United States

Customs officials follow packages, containing about HK$500,000 worth ‘suspected cannabis buds’, and arrest 15-year-old at post office.

16 Mar 2019 - 3:44PM

Customs officials follow packages, containing about HK$500,000 worth ‘suspected cannabis buds’, and arrest 15-year-old at post office.

Two Hong Kong teenagers arrested over 1.8kg of marijuana mailed from the United States
Proposed cap on how much Hong Kong’s elderly can spend on eye tests leaves optometrists fuming

Health officials suggest HK$2,000 limit for medical vouchers scheme in bid to stop patients from spending money all in one place.

12 Mar 2019 - 10:04AM

Health officials suggest HK$2,000 limit for medical vouchers scheme in bid to stop patients from spending money all in one place.

Proposed cap on how much Hong Kong’s elderly can spend on eye tests leaves optometrists fuming
Discrepancy in law prompts city to suspend enforcement in parks and leisure sites of no-smoking laws and other legislation

A difference between Chinese and English versions of relevant laws means paperwork is not currently in order to enforce them.

11 Mar 2019 - 10:44PM

A difference between Chinese and English versions of relevant laws means paperwork is not currently in order to enforce them.

Discrepancy in law prompts city to suspend enforcement in parks and leisure sites of no-smoking laws and other legislation
China walks fine line as India calls on UN to impose anti-terrorist sanctions on Pakistani militant group leader Masood Azhar after Kashmir killings

Beijing distances itself from Security Council consensus on Delhi’s pursuit of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief after group claims attack that killed 40 Indian troops in Kashmir.

8 Mar 2019 - 2:33AM

Beijing distances itself from Security Council consensus on Delhi’s pursuit of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief after group claims attack that killed 40 Indian troops in Kashmir.

China walks fine line as India calls on UN to impose anti-terrorist sanctions on Pakistani militant group leader Masood Azhar after Kashmir killings
Will China declare Kashmir attack group leader a terrorist? Everyone else has

Four out of five permanent members of UN Security Council back India’s call for head of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad to face sanctions.

1 Mar 2019 - 5:54PM

Four out of five permanent members of UN Security Council back India’s call for head of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad to face sanctions.

Will China declare Kashmir attack group leader a terrorist? Everyone else has
Pakistan appeals to China for help easing conflict with India

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi makes late night call to Chinese counterpart Wang Yi as tensions mount in South Asia.

28 Feb 2019 - 5:35PM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi makes late night call to Chinese counterpart Wang Yi as tensions mount in South Asia.

Pakistan appeals to China for help easing conflict with India
China calls on India and Pakistan to hold dialogue amid rising tensions

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also tells Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj that Beijing is committed to improving ties with New Delhi.

28 Feb 2019 - 2:21PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also tells Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj that Beijing is committed to improving ties with New Delhi.

China calls on India and Pakistan to hold dialogue amid rising tensions
‘China is biggest foreign threat to America,’ says action group set up by former US ambassador to UN Nikki Haley

With Beijing in her sights, former US ambassador to UN Nikki Haley steps into spotlight at crucial time in US-China relations with group to promote ‘America’s economy, culture, and national security’.

27 Feb 2019 - 5:29PM

With Beijing in her sights, former US ambassador to UN Nikki Haley steps into spotlight at crucial time in US-China relations with group to promote ‘America’s economy, culture, and national security’.

‘China is biggest foreign threat to America,’ says action group set up by former US ambassador to UN Nikki Haley
China calls on India and Pakistan to ‘exercise restraint’ after air strike

Chinese foreign ministry says combating terrorism is ‘a global issue’ that requires cooperation.

27 Feb 2019 - 4:37AM

Chinese foreign ministry says combating terrorism is ‘a global issue’ that requires cooperation.

China calls on India and Pakistan to ‘exercise restraint’ after air strike
Chinese man who threw coins at plane for good fortune runs out of luck and faces criminal charges

Lucky Air flight between Anhui and Yunnan suffers second money blessing misfortune in as many years thanks to superstitious passengers.

22 Feb 2019 - 10:58PM

Lucky Air flight between Anhui and Yunnan suffers second money blessing misfortune in as many years thanks to superstitious passengers.

Chinese man who threw coins at plane for good fortune runs out of luck and faces criminal charges
China-Australia relations ‘will not be helped’ by foreign influence register

Former Australian trade minister Andrew Robb is the latest of several former political leaders to walk away from consultancy roles with Chinese companies, ahead of a March 1 deadline to sign up to new disclosure laws.

21 Feb 2019 - 10:46PM

Former Australian trade minister Andrew Robb is the latest of several former political leaders to walk away from consultancy roles with Chinese companies, ahead of a March 1 deadline to sign up to new disclosure laws.

China-Australia relations ‘will not be helped’ by foreign influence register
How a presidential palace in Burundi fits in with China’s plans in Africa

The US$22 million complex is the latest in a long list of Chinese projects in the continent.

21 Feb 2019 - 2:42AM

The US$22 million complex is the latest in a long list of Chinese projects in the continent.

How a presidential palace in Burundi fits in with China’s plans in Africa
Europe needs a new strategy to deal with China, says Brussels-based think tank

Infrastructure investment could address ‘risks’ of asymmetrical independence, while lack of common priorities makes individual policies ‘vulnerable and insufficient’.

19 Feb 2019 - 11:11PM

Infrastructure investment could address ‘risks’ of asymmetrical independence, while lack of common priorities makes individual policies ‘vulnerable and insufficient’.

Europe needs a new strategy to deal with China, says Brussels-based think tank
It’s China’s Huawei against the world as spying concerns mount

With its finance chief facing charges in the US, the telecoms giant is finding it increasingly difficult to find a friend.

17 Feb 2019 - 12:03AM

With its finance chief facing charges in the US, the telecoms giant is finding it increasingly difficult to find a friend.

It’s China’s Huawei against the world as spying concerns mount
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds talks in Thailand ahead of general election

Official likely to discuss investment projects under Beijing’s ‘belt and road’ scheme when he meets opposite number Don Pramudwinai in Chiang Mai.

21 Mar 2019 - 1:47PM

Official likely to discuss investment projects under Beijing’s ‘belt and road’ scheme when he meets opposite number Don Pramudwinai in Chiang Mai.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds talks in Thailand ahead of general election
Pakistan and China build friendship ties at Aman-19 multinational naval exercise but no room for India on the guest list

Drills included protection of strategic projects such as China-Pakistan economic corridor.

14 Feb 2019 - 11:19PM

Drills included protection of strategic projects such as China-Pakistan economic corridor.

Pakistan and China build friendship ties at Aman-19 multinational naval exercise but no room for India on the guest list
China issues Turkey safety alert after Ankara’s ‘vile’ statements about treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang

Turkey becomes third country subject to Beijing travel advice after Canada, where Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou is detained, and Sweden, where tourist row rankles.

13 Feb 2019 - 5:40AM

Turkey becomes third country subject to Beijing travel advice after Canada, where Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou is detained, and Sweden, where tourist row rankles.

China issues Turkey safety alert after Ankara’s ‘vile’ statements about treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang
Chinese tycoon’s US$1.8 million gift to hometown includes wads of cash, TVs and helicopter rides

Businessman Zheng Daqing flies into Dingziqiao, Sichuan province, laden with money and home appliances.

11 Feb 2019 - 11:28PM

Businessman Zheng Daqing flies into Dingziqiao, Sichuan province, laden with money and home appliances.

Chinese tycoon’s US$1.8 million gift to hometown includes wads of cash, TVs and helicopter rides
China’s pigs are vanishing as consumers go the whole hog for leaner pork

Across the country breeds are rapidly disappearing, taking signature dishes with them, and there’s little sign of any respite in the Year of the Pig.

4 Feb 2019 - 11:31AM

Across the country breeds are rapidly disappearing, taking signature dishes with them, and there’s little sign of any respite in the Year of the Pig.

China’s pigs are vanishing as consumers go the whole hog for leaner pork
Ponies at Chinese safari park ‘tortured’ in the name of entertainment

‘Living roundabout’ that lets children ride tethered animals for US$4.50 a time slammed by social media users.

31 Jan 2019 - 10:31PM

‘Living roundabout’ that lets children ride tethered animals for US$4.50 a time slammed by social media users.

Ponies at Chinese safari park ‘tortured’ in the name of entertainment
Chinese hospital that said ‘would-be mothers need not apply’ for nursing jobs removes clause from advert after string of complaints

Condition that applicants for temporary jobs at Xinning County People’s Hospital must not get pregnant for two years included by mistake, press officer says.

25 Jan 2019 - 10:20PM

Condition that applicants for temporary jobs at Xinning County People’s Hospital must not get pregnant for two years included by mistake, press officer says.

Chinese hospital that said ‘would-be mothers need not apply’ for nursing jobs removes clause from advert after string of complaints
Chinese kung fu cop uses slick moves to motivate tug of war team
Technological revolution could plunge us into another world war, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma warns Davos
  • Alibaba chief tells World Economic Forum that while technology brings positive changes to the world, we should be alert to its dangers.
25 Jan 2019 - 3:36PM
  • Alibaba chief tells World Economic Forum that while technology brings positive changes to the world, we should be alert to its dangers.
Technological revolution could plunge us into another world war, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma warns Davos
Young Chinese internet video host falls to her death after botched plastic surgery

23-year-old found dead a day after firefighters rescue her from tall building.

22 Jan 2019 - 10:32PM

23-year-old found dead a day after firefighters rescue her from tall building.

Young Chinese internet video host falls to her death after botched plastic surgery
Ruins of 2,000-year-old coin workshop found in central China’s Henan province

Archaeologists discover fragments of ceramic moulds, copper coins and a kiln site where an ancient government office once stood in Henan province.

21 Jan 2019 - 10:28PM

Archaeologists discover fragments of ceramic moulds, copper coins and a kiln site where an ancient government office once stood in Henan province.

Ruins of 2,000-year-old coin workshop found in central China’s Henan province
Watch: China’s hit fast and furious ‘drag-racing’ bullet train video

Shanghai police get in on the joke – before normal serious services resume.

21 Jan 2019 - 6:49PM

Shanghai police get in on the joke – before normal serious services resume.

Watch: China’s hit fast and furious ‘drag-racing’ bullet train video
Meet Dr Fruit: the Chinese surgeon who goes to grape lengths to promote precision surgery

Wang Yexiao originally started making short videos of his ‘fruit operation’ to entertain his two-year-old son. He now regularly posts these slices of surgical skill on video-sharing platform Kuaishou.

19 Jan 2019 - 4:19AM

Wang Yexiao originally started making short videos of his ‘fruit operation’ to entertain his two-year-old son. He now regularly posts these slices of surgical skill on video-sharing platform Kuaishou.

Meet Dr Fruit: the Chinese surgeon who goes to grape lengths to promote precision surgery
Gordon Ramsay’s ‘bark is worse than his bite’, says British chef Angela Hartnett

The owner of the one-Michelin-star Murano restaurant, in London, recalls what it was really like to work for Gordon Ramsay

18 Jan 2019 - 3:53PM

The owner of the one-Michelin-star Murano restaurant, in London, recalls what it was really like to work for Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay’s ‘bark is worse than his bite’, says British chef Angela Hartnett
Chinese man who spent five years ‘Breaking Bad’ caught cooking methamphetamine under the stairs

Arrest of 48-year-old in Sichuan draws comparison with protagonist of US TV hit after jobless leather factory worker learned chemistry to build sophisticated operation.

16 Jan 2019 - 9:37PM

Arrest of 48-year-old in Sichuan draws comparison with protagonist of US TV hit after jobless leather factory worker learned chemistry to build sophisticated operation.

Chinese man who spent five years ‘Breaking Bad’ caught cooking methamphetamine under the stairs
US and British navies carry out first joint drill in disputed South China Sea

USS McCampbell and HMS Argyll join forces as US seeks to push back against China’s claims to disputed waters.

16 Jan 2019 - 11:28PM

USS McCampbell and HMS Argyll join forces as US seeks to push back against China’s claims to disputed waters.

US and British navies carry out first joint drill in disputed South China Sea