Michelle Wong

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Michelle Wong

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Michelle Wong is a reporter at the Post.

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Prominent activists and lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong police crackdown, fuelling tensions as protesters vow to defy march ban over the weekend

Police have arrested prominent pro-democracy activists and at least three lawmakers ahead of a banned mass march as the city braces for the 13th straight weekend of anti-government protests.

31 Aug 2019 - 2:10PM

Police have arrested prominent pro-democracy activists and at least three lawmakers ahead of a banned mass march as the city braces for the 13th straight weekend of anti-government protests.

Prominent activists and lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong police crackdown, fuelling tensions as protesters vow to defy march ban over the weekend
Hong Kong police target high-profile activists Joshua Wong, Andy Chan and Agnes Chow in wave of arrests amid anti-government protests

Wong and fellow pro-democracy figurehead Agnes Chow held on suspicion of unlawful assembly. Independence activist Andy Chan arrested earlier on suspicion of rioting.

31 Aug 2019 - 11:40AM

Wong and fellow pro-democracy figurehead Agnes Chow held on suspicion of unlawful assembly. Independence activist Andy Chan arrested earlier on suspicion of rioting.

Hong Kong police target high-profile activists Joshua Wong, Andy Chan and Agnes Chow in wave of arrests amid anti-government protests
Greater Bay Area plan not a solution to rising property prices in Hong Kong, real estate developers say

Greater Bay Area plan will not curb Hong Kong’s property prices, and the city needs to adopt new policies to address housing crisis, developer says.

29 Aug 2019 - 4:58PM

Greater Bay Area plan will not curb Hong Kong’s property prices, and the city needs to adopt new policies to address housing crisis, developer says.

Greater Bay Area plan not a solution to rising property prices in Hong Kong, real estate developers say
Hong Kong protests: video footage reveals why police officer fired revolver as shattered Tsuen Wan picks up pieces after night of mayhem and violence

As police retreat from protesters wielding metal sticks, one officer slips on wet ground and drops his gun. His colleague immediately fires into night sky to deter the advancing mob.

27 Aug 2019 - 10:32AM

As police retreat from protesters wielding metal sticks, one officer slips on wet ground and drops his gun. His colleague immediately fires into night sky to deter the advancing mob.

Hong Kong protests: video footage reveals why police officer fired revolver as shattered Tsuen Wan picks up pieces after night of mayhem and violence
Demonstrators offer sparkling visions of unity as an estimated 210,000 people form 60km of human chains to encircle city in ‘Hong Kong Way’

Human chains stretched across city, pushing for five demands the government has rejected – some used lights and lasers to create a spectacular sight.

24 Aug 2019 - 11:06AM

Human chains stretched across city, pushing for five demands the government has rejected – some used lights and lasers to create a spectacular sight.

Demonstrators offer sparkling visions of unity as an estimated 210,000 people form 60km of human chains to encircle city in ‘Hong Kong Way’
MTR Corporation wins injunction to keep Hong Kong protesters off railway property after protests at stations this week

Injunction would be similar to one obtained by Airport Authority last week; rail operator admits that protests are getting out of hand. Chinese state media have launched scathing attack on MTR Corp, accusing it of facilitating escape of protesters by laying on free trains to clear stations.

23 Aug 2019 - 11:41PM

Injunction would be similar to one obtained by Airport Authority last week; rail operator admits that protests are getting out of hand. Chinese state media have launched scathing attack on MTR Corp, accusing it of facilitating escape of protesters by laying on free trains to clear stations.

MTR Corporation wins injunction to keep Hong Kong protesters off railway property after protests at stations this week
Education Bureau to check with schools on class boycotts but will allow institutions to decide how to deal with planned mass action by Hong Kong students

Minister Kevin Yeung says authorities will gather information only to get a picture of how boycotts progress but stresses government is opposed to them.

21 Aug 2019 - 1:18PM

Minister Kevin Yeung says authorities will gather information only to get a picture of how boycotts progress but stresses government is opposed to them.

Education Bureau to check with schools on class boycotts but will allow institutions to decide how to deal with planned mass action by Hong Kong students
Hong Kong campaigner who organises protests against parallel trading and opposes extradition bill beaten by stick-wielding gang in Sha Tin

Police are investigating the beating, which victim believes could be linked to his opposition to tax-dodging practice as well as the extradition bill.

19 Aug 2019 - 10:59PM

Police are investigating the beating, which victim believes could be linked to his opposition to tax-dodging practice as well as the extradition bill.

Hong Kong campaigner who organises protests against parallel trading and opposes extradition bill beaten by stick-wielding gang in Sha Tin
Discovery Bay developer’s plan to attract superyachts draws mixed reactions from local residents and Hong Kong’s yachting community

Lantau Yacht Club set to offer 150 slips, including some to superyachts, by next year. But locals feel plan will benefit only the rich, while others point to constraints.

19 Aug 2019 - 3:10PM

Lantau Yacht Club set to offer 150 slips, including some to superyachts, by next year. But locals feel plan will benefit only the rich, while others point to constraints.

Discovery Bay developer’s plan to attract superyachts draws mixed reactions from local residents and Hong Kong’s yachting community
Hong Kong police watchdog says force turned down requests for information on handling of anti-government protests

Independent Police Complaints Council received more than 23,000 items of information including photographs, articles, video clips and links.

15 Aug 2019 - 11:42PM

Independent Police Complaints Council received more than 23,000 items of information including photographs, articles, video clips and links.

Hong Kong police watchdog says force turned down requests for information on handling of anti-government protests
Beijing condemns Hong Kong airport protesters over assault on two mainlanders, compares behaviour to acts of terrorism

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office under the State Council, China’s cabinet, expresses ‘extreme anger’ while liaison office fires harsh rebuke.

15 Aug 2019 - 12:10AM

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office under the State Council, China’s cabinet, expresses ‘extreme anger’ while liaison office fires harsh rebuke.

Beijing condemns Hong Kong airport protesters over assault on two mainlanders, compares behaviour to acts of terrorism
Hong Kong’s developers blame violent acts of anti-government protesters for worsening economic slump and erosion of city’s values

Reda and Sun Hung Kai Properties release statements urging protesters to stop violence and join dialogue to save city’s economy and core values.

13 Aug 2019 - 11:07PM

Reda and Sun Hung Kai Properties release statements urging protesters to stop violence and join dialogue to save city’s economy and core values.

Hong Kong’s developers blame violent acts of anti-government protesters for worsening economic slump and erosion of city’s values
Tear gas fired in Kwai Fong station: Hong Kong police told by MTR Corporation to think of public safety after unprecedented indoor deployment during protest

Rail bosses call on police to consider welfare of passengers and staff when mounting operations in MTR network, after police used riot control agent inside station on another night of raging protests.

30 Aug 2019 - 6:23PM

Rail bosses call on police to consider welfare of passengers and staff when mounting operations in MTR network, after police used riot control agent inside station on another night of raging protests.

Tear gas fired in Kwai Fong station: Hong Kong police told by MTR Corporation to think of public safety after unprecedented indoor deployment during protest
Hospital Authority strengthens control measures against superbug Candida auris after Hong Kong outbreak

Health bosses preparing for return of deadly pathogen with screening, isolation, cleaning and laboratory reforms.

12 Aug 2019 - 7:00AM

Health bosses preparing for return of deadly pathogen with screening, isolation, cleaning and laboratory reforms.

Hospital Authority strengthens control measures against superbug Candida auris after Hong Kong outbreak
Hong Kong protests: more than 1,000 gather in Causeway Bay for approved anti-government rally, with banned marches also likely to attract demonstrators

Crowds building in Victoria Park, with demonstrators expected to attend other events banned by police. The rally follows clashes on Saturday across seven city districts.

11 Aug 2019 - 4:38PM

Crowds building in Victoria Park, with demonstrators expected to attend other events banned by police. The rally follows clashes on Saturday across seven city districts.

Hong Kong protests: more than 1,000 gather in Causeway Bay for approved anti-government rally, with banned marches also likely to attract demonstrators
The night quiet Hong Kong working-class neighbourhood Wong Tai Sin became a smoking battleground

Residents of Wong Tai Sin joined protesters to vent their anger at police late on Saturday after tear gas was fired in densely packed area to disperse crowds.

6 Aug 2019 - 9:00AM

Residents of Wong Tai Sin joined protesters to vent their anger at police late on Saturday after tear gas was fired in densely packed area to disperse crowds.

The night quiet Hong Kong working-class neighbourhood Wong Tai Sin became a smoking battleground
Hong Kong protests: more than 20 arrested after clashes in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok and Wong Tai Sin

Clashes flared in Wong Tai Sin after reports that police had arrived to make arrests, with hundreds blocking police vans from leaving.

4 Aug 2019 - 6:12PM

Clashes flared in Wong Tai Sin after reports that police had arrived to make arrests, with hundreds blocking police vans from leaving.

Hong Kong protests: more than 20 arrested after clashes in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok and Wong Tai Sin
Tropical Storm Wipha: some 718 flights cancelled or delayed after year’s first No 8 typhoon signal issued

Ferry companies suspend services while MTR increases frequency of trains to meet demand and deploys extra staff at stations after first T8 of the year, and 718 flights are cancelled or delayed.

1 Aug 2019 - 9:27AM

Ferry companies suspend services while MTR increases frequency of trains to meet demand and deploys extra staff at stations after first T8 of the year, and 718 flights are cancelled or delayed.

Tropical Storm Wipha: some 718 flights cancelled or delayed after year’s first No 8 typhoon signal issued
Two buses crash in Hong Kong, leading to 77 injured and driver trapped

Major rescue mission involves at least 41 emergency vehicles to help injured, with five people in serious condition.

31 Jul 2019 - 5:05AM

Major rescue mission involves at least 41 emergency vehicles to help injured, with five people in serious condition.

Two buses crash in Hong Kong, leading to 77 injured and driver trapped
Hong Kong train services return to normal as anti-government protesters end blockades at MTR stations

Operations were earlier interrupted at several stations, leading to delays and confrontations. MTR officials plead with protesters not to inconvenience passengers.

30 Jul 2019 - 4:02PM

Operations were earlier interrupted at several stations, leading to delays and confrontations. MTR officials plead with protesters not to inconvenience passengers.

Hong Kong train services return to normal as anti-government protesters end blockades at MTR stations
Hong Kong’s subsidised homeowners can sublet flats without paying premiums under new proposal approved by Housing Authority

Federation of Public Housing Estates says new scheme will improve living standards of low-income people by giving them more accommodation choices.

29 Jul 2019 - 11:26PM

Federation of Public Housing Estates says new scheme will improve living standards of low-income people by giving them more accommodation choices.

Hong Kong’s subsidised homeowners can sublet flats without paying premiums under new proposal approved by Housing Authority
Hong Kong protesters use ‘guerilla tactics’, clashing with police and unleashing more chaos – all the way from Sai Wan to Causeway Bay

Protesters change strategy to deplete police resources – and appear to change targets from the extradition bill to the Hong Kong government.

29 Jul 2019 - 4:13PM

Protesters change strategy to deplete police resources – and appear to change targets from the extradition bill to the Hong Kong government.

Hong Kong protesters use ‘guerilla tactics’, clashing with police and unleashing more chaos – all the way from Sai Wan to Causeway Bay
Hong Kong protests: police under fire as viral video shows elderly residents of Yuen Long care home suffering from effects of tear gas

Footage was filmed from inside Kwan Yue Elder Nursing Home in Yuen Long, and woman can be heard on video asking why windows aren’t closed as police fire gas at protesters outside on On Lok Road.

28 Jul 2019 - 10:36PM

Footage was filmed from inside Kwan Yue Elder Nursing Home in Yuen Long, and woman can be heard on video asking why windows aren’t closed as police fire gas at protesters outside on On Lok Road.

Hong Kong protests: police under fire as viral video shows elderly residents of Yuen Long care home suffering from effects of tear gas
Sinkhole, leaks and flooding plague construction of Hong Kong’s troubled West Kowloon Cultural District

Building problems add more uncertainty to multibillion-dollar project long plagued by cost overruns and controversy.

26 Jul 2019 - 10:46AM

Building problems add more uncertainty to multibillion-dollar project long plagued by cost overruns and controversy.

Sinkhole, leaks and flooding plague construction of Hong Kong’s troubled West Kowloon Cultural District
Less commercial space, more public facilities and greenery, Hong Kong district councillor urges for Causeway Bay redevelopment site

Plot on Caroline Hill Road designated under government plan to incorporate new District Court and commercial zones, but critics are pushing for a less ‘conservative’ idea.

25 Jul 2019 - 10:22AM

Plot on Caroline Hill Road designated under government plan to incorporate new District Court and commercial zones, but critics are pushing for a less ‘conservative’ idea.

Less commercial space, more public facilities and greenery, Hong Kong district councillor urges for Causeway Bay redevelopment site
Hong Kong town of Yuen Long haunted by black and white colours of protesters and gangs amid extradition bill crisis

Yuen Long incident in which a mob attacked commuters has further divided city and made some wary of colours worn by rival sides.

24 Jul 2019 - 11:04PM

Yuen Long incident in which a mob attacked commuters has further divided city and made some wary of colours worn by rival sides.

Hong Kong town of Yuen Long haunted by black and white colours of protesters and gangs amid extradition bill crisis
Yuen Long recovers but anxiety looms over weekend protest against Sunday’s attacks, as residents, businesses lose faith in Hong Kong police

Two days after the late-night brutality at MTR station, life in the northern town returns to normal, but residents remain wary.

23 Jul 2019 - 11:11PM

Two days after the late-night brutality at MTR station, life in the northern town returns to normal, but residents remain wary.

Yuen Long recovers but anxiety looms over weekend protest against Sunday’s attacks, as residents, businesses lose faith in Hong Kong police
Hong Kong gradually returns to normal after another night of violent extradition bill protests

Roads reopen in Central and Sheung Wan and public transport resumes, and clean up continues as people arrive to start work in city’s business district.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:45PM

Roads reopen in Central and Sheung Wan and public transport resumes, and clean up continues as people arrive to start work in city’s business district.

Hong Kong gradually returns to normal after another night of violent extradition bill protests
Protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong legislature in an unprecedented invasion

Protesters stormed into Hong Kong's Legislative Council, after hours of besieging the building, smashing glass doors and removing metal barriers. 

2 Jul 2019 - 2:10PM

Protesters stormed into Hong Kong's Legislative Council, after hours of besieging the building, smashing glass doors and removing metal barriers. 

Protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong legislature in an unprecedented invasion
Hong Kong's first licensed start-up investment platform finds opportunities amid economic uncertainty

AngelHub, the first start-up investment platform to be licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, is finding that economic turmoil can often be a source of new opportunities. AngelHub’s co-founder and CEO Karen Contet Farzam spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Enoch Yiu about how the firm works with clients to manage risks and navigate the challenges of setting up operations in Hong Kong.

29 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM

AngelHub, the first start-up investment platform to be licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, is finding that economic turmoil can often be a source of new opportunities. AngelHub’s co-founder and CEO Karen Contet Farzam spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Enoch Yiu about how the firm works with clients to manage risks and navigate the challenges of setting up operations in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's first licensed start-up investment platform finds opportunities amid economic uncertainty