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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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
Britain summons Chinese ambassador over remarks that the UK should keep its 'colonial' hands off Hong Kong

The diplomatic spat between China and Britain over events in Hong Kong has escalated, with Britain summoning the Chinese ambassador in London over remarks its foreign ministry called “unacceptable and inaccurate”.

4 Jul 2019 - 10:11PM

The diplomatic spat between China and Britain over events in Hong Kong has escalated, with Britain summoning the Chinese ambassador in London over remarks its foreign ministry called “unacceptable and inaccurate”.

Britain summons Chinese ambassador over remarks that the UK should keep its 'colonial' hands off Hong Kong
Clashes between anti-extradition bill protesters and Hong Kong police as July 1 handover ceremony begins with sober flag-raising

A tense stand-off between anti-extradition bill protesters and police in riot gear led to several clashes early on July 1, 2019, as Hong Kong marked the former British colony’s 1997 return to Chinese sovereignty. 

1 Jul 2019 - 11:31AM

A tense stand-off between anti-extradition bill protesters and police in riot gear led to several clashes early on July 1, 2019, as Hong Kong marked the former British colony’s 1997 return to Chinese sovereignty. 

Clashes between anti-extradition bill protesters and Hong Kong police as July 1 handover ceremony begins with sober flag-raising
Trump and Xi gather with world leaders at G20 Osaka summit

World leaders from 19 countries and the European Union started their summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28, 2019.

28 Jun 2019 - 9:33PM

World leaders from 19 countries and the European Union started their summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28, 2019.

Trump and Xi gather with world leaders at G20 Osaka summit
Internet helps 66-year-old South Korean blacksmith revive market for traditional hand tools

South Korean blacksmith Seok Noh-ki had been struggling to survive making traditional farming tools from workshop in Yeongju in the country’s remote North Gyeongsang province. 

27 Jun 2019 - 6:51PM

South Korean blacksmith Seok Noh-ki had been struggling to survive making traditional farming tools from workshop in Yeongju in the country’s remote North Gyeongsang province. 

Internet helps 66-year-old South Korean blacksmith revive market for traditional hand tools
Soldiers undergo extreme anti-terror training in northwest China

Chinese soldiers have undergone a week of extreme anti-terror training in the mountains around Xianyang city in northwest Shaanxi province.

26 Jun 2019 - 5:09PM

Chinese soldiers have undergone a week of extreme anti-terror training in the mountains around Xianyang city in northwest Shaanxi province.

Soldiers undergo extreme anti-terror training in northwest China
Engineers rotate 23,500-tonne overpass in northeast China

Chinese engineers rotated an overpass in the city of Siping in China’s northeast Jilin province to shorten travel time for commuters. The whole project is expected to be completed in October. 

25 Jun 2019 - 5:39PM

Chinese engineers rotated an overpass in the city of Siping in China’s northeast Jilin province to shorten travel time for commuters. The whole project is expected to be completed in October. 

Engineers rotate 23,500-tonne overpass in northeast China
How Hong Kong students see the anti-extradition protests

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong over the past two weeks to protest against a controversial extradition bill. Many of them were teenagers and university students. Some said the protests were not just about the bill itself, but also the autonomy and freedom of their home -- Hong Kong.  

24 Jun 2019 - 8:46AM

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong over the past two weeks to protest against a controversial extradition bill. Many of them were teenagers and university students. Some said the protests were not just about the bill itself, but also the autonomy and freedom of their home -- Hong Kong.  

How Hong Kong students see the anti-extradition protests
Hong Kong protesters target police headquarters

What began as a peaceful sit-in near Hong Kong's political centre on June 21, 2019, gradually escalated as hundreds of people moved to police headquarters.

22 Jun 2019 - 10:20AM

What began as a peaceful sit-in near Hong Kong's political centre on June 21, 2019, gradually escalated as hundreds of people moved to police headquarters.

Hong Kong protesters target police headquarters
Chinese tourists flock to North Korea ahead of Xi-Kim summit

Chinese tourist numbers in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang have reached record highs, with as many as 2,000 people going to the city per day. They pay about US$360 for a three-day trip.

19 Jun 2019 - 10:50PM

Chinese tourist numbers in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang have reached record highs, with as many as 2,000 people going to the city per day. They pay about US$360 for a three-day trip.

Chinese tourists flock to North Korea ahead of Xi-Kim summit
Baijiu, China's national spirit, seeking markets abroad where taste still fails to intoxicate

Baijiu has the distinction of being the most-consumed spirit in the world.

19 Jun 2019 - 12:41PM

Baijiu has the distinction of being the most-consumed spirit in the world.

Baijiu, China's national spirit, seeking markets abroad where taste still fails to intoxicate
J.P. Morgan analyst offers timely investment advice on property stocks

Cusson Leung likes Henderson Land and Kerry Properties but warns of potential headwinds for the property sector. The J.P. Morgan analyst said obstacles include the US-China trade war and possible new curbs imposed by the Hong Kong government.

10 Jun 2019 - 11:22AM

Cusson Leung likes Henderson Land and Kerry Properties but warns of potential headwinds for the property sector. The J.P. Morgan analyst said obstacles include the US-China trade war and possible new curbs imposed by the Hong Kong government.

J.P. Morgan analyst offers timely investment advice on property stocks
Taking ballet to the streets of Hong Kong

Placing dancers near iconic backdrops such as Victoria Harbour and the Star Ferry, the artistic director of Hong Kong Ballet is making use of the city’s unique character to showcase the organisation’s work. The SCMP spoke with Septime Webre about a new marketing video and celebrations for Hong Kong Ballet’s 40th anniversary.

6 Jun 2019 - 4:41PM

Placing dancers near iconic backdrops such as Victoria Harbour and the Star Ferry, the artistic director of Hong Kong Ballet is making use of the city’s unique character to showcase the organisation’s work. The SCMP spoke with Septime Webre about a new marketing video and celebrations for Hong Kong Ballet’s 40th anniversary.

Taking ballet to the streets of Hong Kong
Why Huawei's founder may be reading The American Trap amid the US-China tech war

Frederic Pierucci, author of The American Trap, is a former French executive for Alstom who spent time in prison in the US on bribery charges. 

31 May 2019 - 5:45PM

Frederic Pierucci, author of The American Trap, is a former French executive for Alstom who spent time in prison in the US on bribery charges. 

Why Huawei's founder may be reading The American Trap amid the US-China tech war
Hong Kong activist keeping promise he made 30 years ago to ensure Tiananmen Square crackdown is not forgotten

Leung Kwok-wah helped out at the first anniversary vigil at Victoria Park in 1990, and remained a volunteer ever since.

29 May 2019 - 12:50PM

Leung Kwok-wah helped out at the first anniversary vigil at Victoria Park in 1990, and remained a volunteer ever since.

Hong Kong activist keeping promise he made 30 years ago to ensure Tiananmen Square crackdown is not forgotten
US-China tech war: Tumultuous times for Huawei - can it survive?

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ban US tech companies from doing business with 'foreign adversaries' - will this cripple the largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in the world?

24 May 2019 - 7:16PM

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ban US tech companies from doing business with 'foreign adversaries' - will this cripple the largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in the world?

US-China tech war: Tumultuous times for Huawei - can it survive?
Journalism trailblazer Maria Ressa: next generation must fight online ‘battle for truth’

Maria Ressa, CEO of influential online news publication Rappler, says that despite a positive midterm election outcome in the Philippines, the nation’s President Rodrigo Duterte could see his popularity start to spiral.

17 May 2019 - 8:54PM

Maria Ressa, CEO of influential online news publication Rappler, says that despite a positive midterm election outcome in the Philippines, the nation’s President Rodrigo Duterte could see his popularity start to spiral.

Journalism trailblazer Maria Ressa: next generation must fight online ‘battle for truth’
University graduates face tough competition and low salaries as they enter Hong Kong’s crowded workforce

Those leaving college stand to earn about 9.6 per cent less than their counterparts a quarter of a century ago, with graduates now accounting for 34 per cent of the city’s workers.

15 May 2019 - 12:34PM

Those leaving college stand to earn about 9.6 per cent less than their counterparts a quarter of a century ago, with graduates now accounting for 34 per cent of the city’s workers.

University graduates face tough competition and low salaries as they enter Hong Kong’s crowded workforce
More than 1,200 protesters join rally outside Hong Kong’s legislature ahead of showdown meeting over controversial extradition bill

The rally was held hours before a Legco meeting at which the two rival camps will fight for control of a committee vetting the bill.

11 May 2019 - 1:54AM

The rally was held hours before a Legco meeting at which the two rival camps will fight for control of a committee vetting the bill.

More than 1,200 protesters join rally outside Hong Kong’s legislature ahead of showdown meeting over controversial extradition bill
New US customs act means Hongkongers will now have to fill out parcel forms online

Customs information must be provided on Hongkong Post website in English from June 1.

10 May 2019 - 6:41PM

Customs information must be provided on Hongkong Post website in English from June 1.

New US customs act means Hongkongers will now have to fill out parcel forms online
Patients waiting more than three years for specialist care in Hong Kong, as doctors call for new department to manage public-private sector relationship

Association of Private Medical Specialists calls on government to create new medical aid department to manage relationship between public and private sectors.

10 May 2019 - 9:47AM

Association of Private Medical Specialists calls on government to create new medical aid department to manage relationship between public and private sectors.

Patients waiting more than three years for specialist care in Hong Kong, as doctors call for new department to manage public-private sector relationship
Hong Kong man may become Cheung Chau Bun Festival champ for third year running in ‘King of Kings’ title bid

Jason Kwok will be crowned ‘King of Kings’ if he can win contest at Sunday’s Cheung Chau Bun Festival.

13 May 2019 - 12:24AM

Jason Kwok will be crowned ‘King of Kings’ if he can win contest at Sunday’s Cheung Chau Bun Festival.

Hong Kong man may become Cheung Chau Bun Festival champ for third year running in ‘King of Kings’ title bid
Hong Kong Tiananmen memorial museum reopens in Mong Kok after almost three-year hiatus

The museum, commemorating the bloody crackdown of June 4, 1989 has been homeless since July 2016.

5 Jun 2019 - 5:25AM

The museum, commemorating the bloody crackdown of June 4, 1989 has been homeless since July 2016.

Hong Kong Tiananmen memorial museum reopens in Mong Kok after almost three-year hiatus
Hong Kong gene testing companies under probe after ‘exaggerated’ claims of being able to identify children’s abilities

Politician accuses companies of misleading clients and breaching trade ordinance. The tests, ranging from HK$4,000 to HK$81,640, are said to be able to identify traits and talents in children.

23 Apr 2019 - 8:10AM

Politician accuses companies of misleading clients and breaching trade ordinance. The tests, ranging from HK$4,000 to HK$81,640, are said to be able to identify traits and talents in children.

Hong Kong gene testing companies under probe after ‘exaggerated’ claims of being able to identify children’s abilities
The Hong Kong NGO that shows employees and companies how volunteering to help the less fortunate can do wonders for one’s mental health

NGO HandsOn Hong Kong connects people who want to help with those who need it, and says everyone benefits.

20 Apr 2019 - 1:00PM

NGO HandsOn Hong Kong connects people who want to help with those who need it, and says everyone benefits.

The Hong Kong NGO that shows employees and companies how volunteering to help the less fortunate can do wonders for one’s mental health
Hong Kong school to be reborn as transitional homes for low-income families in a first for the city

Lok Sin Tong Primary School in Kowloon City will be converted into 50 flats for three-to-four person households after it closes in August.

18 Apr 2019 - 7:14AM

Lok Sin Tong Primary School in Kowloon City will be converted into 50 flats for three-to-four person households after it closes in August.

Hong Kong school to be reborn as transitional homes for low-income families in a first for the city
Hong Kong environmental protection pioneer tells of 30-year campaign, and how an Antarctic expedition almost killed him and finance chief Paul Chan

Professor Ho Kin-chung will on Monday embark on his 16th trip to the Arctic, and the 62-year-old has splashed out HK$1 million from his pension fund on a polar research station.

14 Apr 2019 - 1:03PM

Professor Ho Kin-chung will on Monday embark on his 16th trip to the Arctic, and the 62-year-old has splashed out HK$1 million from his pension fund on a polar research station.

Hong Kong environmental protection pioneer tells of 30-year campaign, and how an Antarctic expedition almost killed him and finance chief Paul Chan
Hong Kong gyms under fire for forcing customers to borrow from moneylenders to pay membership fees

One customer forked out almost HK$2 million in four months while others were accompanied to ATMs and banks to withdraw cash.

8 Apr 2019 - 11:29PM

One customer forked out almost HK$2 million in four months while others were accompanied to ATMs and banks to withdraw cash.

Hong Kong gyms under fire for forcing customers to borrow from moneylenders to pay membership fees