Naomi Ng

Naomi Ng

Naomi is a reporter at the South China Morning Post. She has previously written for CNN International in Hong Kong, and Mizzima news in Myanmar.

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Crash Landing on You wins over Hong Kong, Taiwan fans by being more than the usual K-drama love story

Although some details of the wildly popular Netflix romance may be unlikely, the K-drama sensation offers a more nuanced depiction of life in North Korea.

Although some details of the wildly popular Netflix romance may be unlikely, the K-drama sensation offers a more nuanced depiction of life in North Korea.

Crash Landing on You wins over Hong Kong, Taiwan fans by being more than the usual K-drama love story
8 Mar 2020 - 9:00PM
What it’s really like to live in South Korea’s Parasite-style semi-basement homes

Semi-basement apartments, known as ‘banjiha’ in Korean, have been thrust into the spotlight this year by the Oscars success of Bong Joon-ho’s film.

Semi-basement apartments, known as ‘banjiha’ in Korean, have been thrust into the spotlight this year by the Oscars success of Bong Joon-ho’s film.

What it’s really like to live in South Korea’s Parasite-style semi-basement homes
8 Mar 2020 - 2:16PM
After one year of US-China trade war, what now and what next for tariffs, Asia and the 2020 presidential election

A special epilogue podcast episode reveals how world trade changed in a year of tariffs and trade war between the US and China, and asks: will things ever be the same again? Vietnam has been revealed as a key beneficiary of the trade war, but how are other nations changing, and what will be the impact on the 2020 US election?

A special epilogue podcast episode reveals how world trade changed in a year of tariffs and trade war between the US and China, and asks: will things ever be the same again? Vietnam has been revealed as a key beneficiary of the trade war, but how are other nations changing, and what will be the impact on the 2020 US election?

After one year of US-China trade war, what now and what next for tariffs, Asia and the 2020 presidential election
12 Jul 2019 - 9:26AM
It’s curtains for mainland ‘dama’ singers in Tuen Mun Park as Hong Kong authorities announce zone closure after protest against noise pollution and indecency

District council to shut down designated public areas for performers after weekend rally draws thousands. Entertainers accused of blaring music ‘no one wants to hear’ and indecency.

District council to shut down designated public areas for performers after weekend rally draws thousands. Entertainers accused of blaring music ‘no one wants to hear’ and indecency.

It’s curtains for mainland ‘dama’ singers in Tuen Mun Park as Hong Kong authorities announce zone closure after protest against noise pollution and indecency
10 Jul 2019 - 2:46PM
Organisers promise next major protest against Hong Kong’s extradition bill will be ‘peaceful, rational and graceful’ with the aim of gaining support from mainland Chinese visitors

They also dismiss concerns about the risk of violence and chaos seen at past demonstrations, with at least 2,000 people expected to march on Sunday afternoon.

They also dismiss concerns about the risk of violence and chaos seen at past demonstrations, with at least 2,000 people expected to march on Sunday afternoon.

Organisers promise next major protest against Hong Kong’s extradition bill will be ‘peaceful, rational and graceful’ with the aim of gaining support from mainland Chinese visitors
7 Jul 2019 - 11:24AM
Stand strong and brace for long battle over extradition bill, mourners told at vigil for two protesters at Hong Kong Education University

More than 100 students and alumni gather to remember two women – an undergraduate and a former student – who died last month

More than 100 students and alumni gather to remember two women – an undergraduate and a former student – who died last month

Stand strong and brace for long battle over extradition bill, mourners told at vigil for two protesters at Hong Kong Education University
6 Jul 2019 - 11:15PM
Student leaders at eight Hong Kong universities tell Carrie Lam they will only meet her in public and if extradition bill protesters are exonerated

Leaders of student unions at eight universities lay down two prerequisites for talks with government after initial request for meeting by chief executive was rejected.

Leaders of student unions at eight universities lay down two prerequisites for talks with government after initial request for meeting by chief executive was rejected.

Student leaders at eight Hong Kong universities tell Carrie Lam they will only meet her in public and if extradition bill protesters are exonerated
6 Jul 2019 - 5:48AM
Unused spaces and storerooms in Hong Kong public housing estates converted into more than 200 flats for needy families

The Housing Authority has been converting shared homes for the elderly into public rental flats, leaving ancillary facilities such as warden offices, quarters for welfare workers and storerooms vacant or underused.

The Housing Authority has been converting shared homes for the elderly into public rental flats, leaving ancillary facilities such as warden offices, quarters for welfare workers and storerooms vacant or underused.

Unused spaces and storerooms in Hong Kong public housing estates converted into more than 200 flats for needy families
4 Jul 2019 - 9:44AM
Hong Kong protesters’ damage to Legislative Council building could exceed HK$10 million and take weeks to repair

‘Many things are lost; we are still counting,’ council president says, while another legislator said the building was not insured.

‘Many things are lost; we are still counting,’ council president says, while another legislator said the building was not insured.

Hong Kong protesters’ damage to Legislative Council building could exceed HK$10 million and take weeks to repair
3 Jul 2019 - 8:16AM
Beijing authorities call on Hong Kong government to restore social order as soon as possible and condemn protesters who stormed legislature

Central government condemns ransacking of Legco, calling it a direct attack on ‘one country, two systems’ principle.

Central government condemns ransacking of Legco, calling it a direct attack on ‘one country, two systems’ principle.

Beijing authorities call on Hong Kong government to restore social order as soon as possible and condemn protesters who stormed legislature
3 Jul 2019 - 2:46AM
Trashed Hong Kong legislature out of action for two weeks because of damage caused by protesters, says council president Andrew Leung

Meetings cancelled at Legislative Council after raid brings down security system, power supply and fire alarms, says Legco president Andrew Leung.

Meetings cancelled at Legislative Council after raid brings down security system, power supply and fire alarms, says Legco president Andrew Leung.

Trashed Hong Kong legislature out of action for two weeks because of damage caused by protesters, says council president Andrew Leung
3 Jul 2019 - 8:26AM
Hong Kong marine ecologists lead ‘eco-shoreline’ project to reshape city’s seawalls and pave the way for future reclamation projects

Government-funded project tests how modifying artificial shorelines boosts biodiversity – and could be template for future reclamation projects.

Government-funded project tests how modifying artificial shorelines boosts biodiversity – and could be template for future reclamation projects.

Hong Kong marine ecologists lead ‘eco-shoreline’ project to reshape city’s seawalls and pave the way for future reclamation projects
1 Jul 2019 - 2:08PM
Government orders closure of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over fears anti-extradition protesters will disrupt handover ceremony

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to be closed on Sunday for ‘safety and security reasons’ ahead of handover ceremony.

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to be closed on Sunday for ‘safety and security reasons’ ahead of handover ceremony.

Government orders closure of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over fears anti-extradition protesters will disrupt handover ceremony
29 Jun 2019 - 8:22PM
Protesters and police in tense new stand-off at site of PLA dock on Hong Kong harbourfront

Lawmakers and conservation group challenge officers guarding 150-metre strip of land alongside Victoria Harbour, hours after riot police cleared hundreds of protesters from site.

Lawmakers and conservation group challenge officers guarding 150-metre strip of land alongside Victoria Harbour, hours after riot police cleared hundreds of protesters from site.

Protesters and police in tense new stand-off at site of PLA dock on Hong Kong harbourfront
29 Jun 2019 - 11:27PM
Hong Kong begins unprecedented lockdown to head off protests at events marking return of city to China

Force has 5,000 officers at ready as it prepares for possibility of clashes with extradition bill protesters on July 1, while security is tightened at several sites including Golden Bauhinia Square, and Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Force has 5,000 officers at ready as it prepares for possibility of clashes with extradition bill protesters on July 1, while security is tightened at several sites including Golden Bauhinia Square, and Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Hong Kong begins unprecedented lockdown to head off protests at events marking return of city to China
30 Jun 2019 - 10:19AM
Hong Kong’s power plants facing 40 per cent emissions cut as city targets future built on natural gas

Government proposes tightening of caps in electricity sector targeting three major pollutants, and hopes natural gas will generate more than half of city’s energy.

Government proposes tightening of caps in electricity sector targeting three major pollutants, and hopes natural gas will generate more than half of city’s energy.

Hong Kong’s power plants facing 40 per cent emissions cut as city targets future built on natural gas
27 Jun 2019 - 7:30AM
Kowloon Park underground zone ‘should boost local brands’ say Hong Kong legislators

Lawmakers back plan for a 538,000 sq ft, three-storey space under Tsim Sha Tsui site. But they say the plan can be improved, and it should link to the nearby cultural district.

Lawmakers back plan for a 538,000 sq ft, three-storey space under Tsim Sha Tsui site. But they say the plan can be improved, and it should link to the nearby cultural district.

Kowloon Park underground zone ‘should boost local brands’ say Hong Kong legislators
26 Jun 2019 - 2:27PM
Behind the Tariffs: What a salad spinner reveals about tariff exemptions and China’s supply chains

How a kitchen tool can teach you about tariff exemptions, innovation, patents and explain how China’s supply chains are unique in the world

How a kitchen tool can teach you about tariff exemptions, innovation, patents and explain how China’s supply chains are unique in the world

Behind the Tariffs: What a salad spinner reveals about tariff exemptions and China’s supply chains
28 Jun 2019 - 4:22PM
Behind the Tariffs: Handbags, game controllers and the battle over intellectual property

Why would an American entrepreneur choose to manufacture handbags in China? Why are shipments of gaming hardware from Hong Kong to New York being locked up?

Why would an American entrepreneur choose to manufacture handbags in China? Why are shipments of gaming hardware from Hong Kong to New York being locked up?

Behind the Tariffs: Handbags, game controllers and the battle over intellectual property
26 Jun 2019 - 11:21AM
Behind the Tariffs: Trucks, trade services and Hong Kong’s trade war conundrum

How Hong Kong’s logistics and service economy is being battered by the effects of the US-China trade war

How Hong Kong’s logistics and service economy is being battered by the effects of the US-China trade war

Behind the Tariffs: Trucks, trade services and Hong Kong’s trade war conundrum
26 Jun 2019 - 5:19PM
Behind the Tariffs: Solar cells and the exodus of Chinese companies from China

The march of manufacturing out of China continues, and it’s causing a labour shortage and an overheated real estate market in neighbouring Vietnam

The march of manufacturing out of China continues, and it’s causing a labour shortage and an overheated real estate market in neighbouring Vietnam

Behind the Tariffs: Solar cells and the exodus of Chinese companies from China
26 Jun 2019 - 11:19AM
Behind the Tariffs: How bicycles link China and the US

How tariffs are unravelling supply chains that stretch from Shanghai to North Carolina, forcing American and Chinese manufacturers to change, cancel or make new plans

How tariffs are unravelling supply chains that stretch from Shanghai to North Carolina, forcing American and Chinese manufacturers to change, cancel or make new plans

Behind the Tariffs: How bicycles link China and the US
3 Oct 2019 - 12:21PM
Behind the Tariffs: Washing machines and the roots of the trade war

Investigating the roots of the US-China trade war, and how washing machines – plus a policy aimed at returning manufacturing jobs to the US – impacts consumers and the people selling them new appliances

Investigating the roots of the US-China trade war, and how washing machines – plus a policy aimed at returning manufacturing jobs to the US – impacts consumers and the people selling them new appliances

Behind the Tariffs: Washing machines and the roots of the trade war
3 Oct 2019 - 11:40AM
Millions of oysters on city’s coastline could help clean up Hong Kong’s polluted waters, according to new marine ecology plan

Team of HKU researchers aims to put in place 5 to 10 million oysters over the next three to five years in a drive to purify coastal waters, ridding them of toxic algae.

Team of HKU researchers aims to put in place 5 to 10 million oysters over the next three to five years in a drive to purify coastal waters, ridding them of toxic algae.

Millions of oysters on city’s coastline could help clean up Hong Kong’s polluted waters, according to new marine ecology plan
24 Jun 2019 - 5:13PM
Hong Kong’s civil servant unions demand lawmaker Alice Mak address claims she shouted profanity at Chief Executive Carrie Lam over extradition bill

Alice Mak urged to confirm whether she shouted swear words at city leader – with civil servant groups demanding public apology.

Alice Mak urged to confirm whether she shouted swear words at city leader – with civil servant groups demanding public apology.

Hong Kong’s civil servant unions demand lawmaker Alice Mak address claims she shouted profanity at Chief Executive Carrie Lam over extradition bill
23 Jun 2019 - 6:54PM
Be water, my friend: Hong Kong protesters take Bruce Lee’s wise saying to heart and go with the flow

In an apparently leaderless movement, tech-savvy demonstrators moved in unexpected waves rolling from one spot to another.

In an apparently leaderless movement, tech-savvy demonstrators moved in unexpected waves rolling from one spot to another.

Be water, my friend: Hong Kong protesters take Bruce Lee’s wise saying to heart and go with the flow
22 Jun 2019 - 3:44PM
Breeding ground for superbugs? Hong Kong river’s unsafe antibiotic levels

Kai Tak River the ninth most antibiotic-filled in global study of pharmaceutical contamination. Experts warn of risk the medicines could help generate drug-resistant bacteria.

Kai Tak River the ninth most antibiotic-filled in global study of pharmaceutical contamination. Experts warn of risk the medicines could help generate drug-resistant bacteria.

Breeding ground for superbugs? Hong Kong river’s unsafe antibiotic levels
17 Jun 2019 - 4:11PM
Mothers stage sit-in in Hong Kong park calling on government to withdraw extradition bill and for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down

Organisers say at least 6,000 people turned out at rally in city centre public park, one of a string of actions against the controversial bill on Friday.

Organisers say at least 6,000 people turned out at rally in city centre public park, one of a string of actions against the controversial bill on Friday.

Mothers stage sit-in in Hong Kong park calling on government to withdraw extradition bill and for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down
15 Jun 2019 - 4:58AM
Hong Kong protesters return to MTR stations urging passengers to disrupt trains, while calling on students to skip school and workers to go on strike

Hundreds of demonstrators dressed in black descend on Kowloon Tong and Central stations, as commuters voice their support and say they will join march planned for Sunday.

Hundreds of demonstrators dressed in black descend on Kowloon Tong and Central stations, as commuters voice their support and say they will join march planned for Sunday.

Hong Kong protesters return to MTR stations urging passengers to disrupt trains, while calling on students to skip school and workers to go on strike
14 Jun 2019 - 11:31PM
Hong Kong police chief Stephen Lo condemns twin arson attacks, vowing no tolerance and full investigation into motive

Insider close to investigation says attacks unrelated to extradition rally. Exact motives of triad-linked suspects remain unknown.

Insider close to investigation says attacks unrelated to extradition rally. Exact motives of triad-linked suspects remain unknown.

Hong Kong police chief Stephen Lo condemns twin arson attacks, vowing no tolerance and full investigation into motive
9 Jun 2019 - 8:44AM