Natalie Wong

Hong Kong

Natalie Wong

Natalie Wong covers Hong Kong politics, Hong Kong-mainland issues and social policies. Before joining the Post in 2019 as senior reporter, she worked for i-Cable News (HK), BBC Chinese (London) and the Standard (HK). She holds a master’s degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Hong Kong graft-buster says it has no power to tackle election fraud in mainland China after minister declares the opposite

ICAC issues clarification over its territorial reach after constitutional affairs minister Erick Tsang says city holds powers to probe electoral fraud on mainland.

29 Oct 2020 - 12:08AM

ICAC issues clarification over its territorial reach after constitutional affairs minister Erick Tsang says city holds powers to probe electoral fraud on mainland.

Hong Kong graft-buster says it has no power to tackle election fraud in mainland China after minister declares the opposite
Hong Kong opposition lawmaker refuses official demand to remove ‘offending’ street banners taking aim at government

Democratic Party legislator Helena Wong was initially given approval to hang publicity materials in her constituency of Kowloon West.

27 Oct 2020 - 7:38PM

Democratic Party legislator Helena Wong was initially given approval to hang publicity materials in her constituency of Kowloon West.

Hong Kong opposition lawmaker refuses official demand to remove ‘offending’ street banners taking aim at government
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam due in Beijing next week for policy talks to bolster city’s economic recovery

Carrie Lam set to spend three days in the capital to extract support from state officials to help revitalise Hong Kong’s flagging economy.

28 Oct 2020 - 9:17AM

Carrie Lam set to spend three days in the capital to extract support from state officials to help revitalise Hong Kong’s flagging economy.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam due in Beijing next week for policy talks to bolster city’s economic recovery
No public consultation exercise for Hong Kong proposal to allow voting in mainland China, sources say

Proposal will go directly to Legislative Council ‘to give officials time to prepare for polls next year’, but government risks incurring public wrath by skipping consultation, warn opposition, scholars.

25 Oct 2020 - 11:15PM

Proposal will go directly to Legislative Council ‘to give officials time to prepare for polls next year’, but government risks incurring public wrath by skipping consultation, warn opposition, scholars.

No public consultation exercise for Hong Kong proposal to allow voting in mainland China, sources say
Beijing’s restraint in intervening in national security cases ‘shows Hong Kong retaining high degree of autonomy’

City has not seen central government invoking its right to become involved in special instances, law professor tells forum.

25 Oct 2020 - 12:00AM

City has not seen central government invoking its right to become involved in special instances, law professor tells forum.

Beijing’s restraint in intervening in national security cases ‘shows Hong Kong retaining high degree of autonomy’
Taiwan groups to rally in support of Hong Kong fugitives held in Shenzhen, as part of global campaign calling for 12 to be freed

Suspects have been detained in mainland China for the past two months after being captured at sea. Events planned in 34 cities worldwide this weekend from the United States to Australia.

22 Oct 2020 - 11:54PM

Suspects have been detained in mainland China for the past two months after being captured at sea. Events planned in 34 cities worldwide this weekend from the United States to Australia.

Taiwan groups to rally in support of Hong Kong fugitives held in Shenzhen, as part of global campaign calling for 12 to be freed
Hong Kong justice minister slams personal attacks on judges

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng says any personal attacks on judges and acts of contempt are not acceptable to the government.

22 Oct 2020 - 12:18AM

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng says any personal attacks on judges and acts of contempt are not acceptable to the government.

Hong Kong justice minister slams personal attacks on judges
Hong Kong’s security chief rejects calls to request return of 12 city fugitives held in mainland China, warns of copycat offending

John Lee says the government will ‘absolutely not’ issue the request, saying that will encourage others to jump bail. The dozen are detained on mainland after failed Taiwan escape bid.

21 Oct 2020 - 11:07PM

John Lee says the government will ‘absolutely not’ issue the request, saying that will encourage others to jump bail. The dozen are detained on mainland after failed Taiwan escape bid.

Hong Kong’s security chief rejects calls to request return of 12 city fugitives held in mainland China, warns of copycat offending
Hong Kong private doctors already hit with flu vaccine shortages; 15 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

Clinics will not have enough shots to meet demand, which has tripled this year, according to industry group.

20 Oct 2020 - 1:51PM

Clinics will not have enough shots to meet demand, which has tripled this year, according to industry group.

Hong Kong private doctors already hit with flu vaccine shortages; 15 new Covid-19 cases confirmed
Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble: more affordable Covid-19 tests needed to boost tourism, industry players say

Coronavirus PCR tests range between US$39 and more than US$129 in Hong Kong, while similar tests cost about US$221 at Singapore’s airport.

20 Oct 2020 - 1:02PM

Coronavirus PCR tests range between US$39 and more than US$129 in Hong Kong, while similar tests cost about US$221 at Singapore’s airport.

Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble: more affordable Covid-19 tests needed to boost tourism, industry players say
Fresh from Shenzhen honours, Hong Kong property tycoon Gordon Wu blames local leadership for city’s land issues, lack of competitive edge

The 84-year-old, an early investor in mainland China, says ‘irresponsible’ city officials have allowed housing crisis to drive young talent away

16 Oct 2020 - 12:47PM

The 84-year-old, an early investor in mainland China, says ‘irresponsible’ city officials have allowed housing crisis to drive young talent away

Fresh from Shenzhen honours, Hong Kong property tycoon Gordon Wu blames local leadership for city’s land issues, lack of competitive edge
Long-reigning king of southern China, Hong Kong looks north to a possible usurper

With Shenzhen designated the engine of Greater Bay Area, financial hub finds itself at risk of being sidelined in national development.

15 Oct 2020 - 9:30AM

With Shenzhen designated the engine of Greater Bay Area, financial hub finds itself at risk of being sidelined in national development.

Long-reigning king of southern China, Hong Kong looks north to a possible usurper
Hong Kong fugitives held in mainland China unlikely to learn their fate for months, lawyer says

Human rights lawyer expects verdict to come around New Year’s Day or at Lunar New Year at the earliest for 12, who were arrested in August while trying to flee to Taiwan.

14 Oct 2020 - 9:05AM

Human rights lawyer expects verdict to come around New Year’s Day or at Lunar New Year at the earliest for 12, who were arrested in August while trying to flee to Taiwan.

Hong Kong fugitives held in mainland China unlikely to learn their fate for months, lawyer says
Do China’s new plans for Shenzhen mean a Greater Bay Area back seat for Hong Kong?

While some analysts fear Hong Kong could be marginalised by new emphasis on neighbour, others believe the two can complement each other.

13 Oct 2020 - 11:33PM

While some analysts fear Hong Kong could be marginalised by new emphasis on neighbour, others believe the two can complement each other.

Do China’s new plans for Shenzhen mean a Greater Bay Area back seat for Hong Kong?
Divided and weak: Hong Kong opposition in disarray as rift over Legislative Council’s extended term deepens

Moderate pan-democrats and localists remain far apart heading into the new political season.

11 Oct 2020 - 11:27PM

Moderate pan-democrats and localists remain far apart heading into the new political season.

Divided and weak: Hong Kong opposition in disarray as rift over Legislative Council’s extended term deepens
Scuffles break out between Taiwan supporters and security guards in famed Hong Kong park on ‘Double Tenth Day’

Group trying to access a revolutionary base inside Sun Yat-sen Garden blocked by men hired by mainland Chinese owner of site.

11 Oct 2020 - 12:35AM

Group trying to access a revolutionary base inside Sun Yat-sen Garden blocked by men hired by mainland Chinese owner of site.

Scuffles break out between Taiwan supporters and security guards in famed Hong Kong park on ‘Double Tenth Day’
‘They don’t want Hongkongers’ – how city’s rising wave of Covid-19 infections is snarling deal on opening border with mainland China

The mainland has successfully limited the pandemic, with zero infections viewed as the national standard. Hong Kong, eager for a travel agreement, might find that a difficult target to hit.

9 Oct 2020 - 7:07PM

The mainland has successfully limited the pandemic, with zero infections viewed as the national standard. Hong Kong, eager for a travel agreement, might find that a difficult target to hit.

‘They don’t want Hongkongers’ – how city’s rising wave of Covid-19 infections is snarling deal on opening border with mainland China
Opposition district councillors in Hong Kong say meeting with home affairs chief was failure

Councillors say no solutions offered for fixing bad blood between the two sides, while secretary states he will not meet them again.

8 Oct 2020 - 11:23PM

Councillors say no solutions offered for fixing bad blood between the two sides, while secretary states he will not meet them again.

Opposition district councillors in Hong Kong say meeting with home affairs chief was failure
National security law: Hong Kong residents, protesters flock to Taiwan, but is it the right destination?

A growing number of Hongkongers have set their sights on the island in recent years. Many arrive lawfully but others have tried illegal means to get there.

10 Oct 2020 - 9:02AM

A growing number of Hongkongers have set their sights on the island in recent years. Many arrive lawfully but others have tried illegal means to get there.

National security law: Hong Kong residents, protesters flock to Taiwan, but is it the right destination?
Veteran Hong Kong educators say teachers should be trained on controversial subjects, not disqualified for them

One professor says the local teacher who was disqualified for introducing pro-independence topics might have acted unprofessionally, but revoking his registration was the wrong approach.

10 Oct 2020 - 6:23PM

One professor says the local teacher who was disqualified for introducing pro-independence topics might have acted unprofessionally, but revoking his registration was the wrong approach.

Veteran Hong Kong educators say teachers should be trained on controversial subjects, not disqualified for them
12 Hong Kong fugitives caught at sea while fleeing to Taiwan officially accused by mainland Chinese authorities of illegal border crossing, organising act

Among group, 10 may face charges of crossing national border illegally, with remaining two accused of organising the crime.

1 Oct 2020 - 4:29AM

Among group, 10 may face charges of crossing national border illegally, with remaining two accused of organising the crime.

12 Hong Kong fugitives caught at sea while fleeing to Taiwan officially accused by mainland Chinese authorities of illegal border crossing, organising act
Most of Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers to serve out extended term in Legislative Council, after supporters narrowly back move in poll

Poll result shows narrow backing for lawmakers to see out extended term in Legislative Council, but Civic Party vice-chairwoman Tanya Chan announces decision to step away from politics for health and family reasons.

30 Sep 2020 - 1:28PM

Poll result shows narrow backing for lawmakers to see out extended term in Legislative Council, but Civic Party vice-chairwoman Tanya Chan announces decision to step away from politics for health and family reasons.

Most of Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers to serve out extended term in Legislative Council, after supporters narrowly back move in poll
Two Hong Kong opposition lawmakers announce exit from Legislative Council as result of ‘stay-or-go’ poll looms

Legislators Raymond Chan and Eddie Chu have submitted their decisions regarding their intention to quit to Legco president Andrew Leung.

28 Sep 2020 - 11:22PM

Legislators Raymond Chan and Eddie Chu have submitted their decisions regarding their intention to quit to Legco president Andrew Leung.

Two Hong Kong opposition lawmakers announce exit from Legislative Council as result of ‘stay-or-go’ poll looms
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam denies police media move amounts to suppression of city’s press

In Facebook post Chief Executive Carrie Lam defends new regulations governing city’s journalists.

25 Sep 2020 - 11:12PM

In Facebook post Chief Executive Carrie Lam defends new regulations governing city’s journalists.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam denies police media move amounts to suppression of city’s press
Hong Kong opposition activist Joshua Wong arrested over illegal assembly, calls it move to ‘frighten people’ ahead of march

Wong spreads news of arrest via his Twitter account, and says he has also been detained for violating ‘draconian anti-mask law’, while veteran social activist Koo Sze-yiu is also taken into custody.

25 Sep 2020 - 3:06PM

Wong spreads news of arrest via his Twitter account, and says he has also been detained for violating ‘draconian anti-mask law’, while veteran social activist Koo Sze-yiu is also taken into custody.

Hong Kong opposition activist Joshua Wong arrested over illegal assembly, calls it move to ‘frighten people’ ahead of march
Lawyers for 12 Hongkongers captured at sea jointly demand mainland Chinese authorities grant them access

Four lawyers reject demand for additional notarised documents at gates of Shenzhen facility, saying they are not legally required, according to source.

23 Sep 2020 - 11:19PM

Four lawyers reject demand for additional notarised documents at gates of Shenzhen facility, saying they are not legally required, according to source.

Lawyers for 12 Hongkongers captured at sea jointly demand mainland Chinese authorities grant them access
Hong Kong protest documentaries made to jump through hoops by authority ahead of screening, local film group says

Local non-profit group Ying E Chi Cinema says they were ordered to add warnings to the films, but could not say they were at government’s behest.

22 Sep 2020 - 10:44PM

Local non-profit group Ying E Chi Cinema says they were ordered to add warnings to the films, but could not say they were at government’s behest.

Hong Kong protest documentaries made to jump through hoops by authority ahead of screening, local film group says
Hong Kong fugitives held in mainland China ‘selected lawyers’ from list supplied by authorities across the border, city’s security chief reveals

Hong Kong’s security chief John Lee makes revelation during television interview, in first comments by government official on young fugitives’ legal representation. Families hit back, saying lawyers are being forced upon them.

20 Sep 2020 - 12:46AM

Hong Kong’s security chief John Lee makes revelation during television interview, in first comments by government official on young fugitives’ legal representation. Families hit back, saying lawyers are being forced upon them.

Hong Kong fugitives held in mainland China ‘selected lawyers’ from list supplied by authorities across the border, city’s security chief reveals
Covid-19: no more wage subsidies for businesses, Hong Kong’s No 2 says, even as unemployment woes rise and city confirms 13 new infections

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung warns worst is yet to come, but government spending already stretched in two tranches of wage aid.

19 Sep 2020 - 10:24PM

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung warns worst is yet to come, but government spending already stretched in two tranches of wage aid.

Covid-19: no more wage subsidies for businesses, Hong Kong’s No 2 says, even as unemployment woes rise and city confirms 13 new infections
Lawyer of detainee arrested at sea calls on prosecutors to grant access to his client, investigate ‘false claims’ by security officers

Lawyer Ren Quanniu says in a letter to prosecutors that he believes security officials may be lying when they say his client has other representation.

19 Sep 2020 - 12:07AM

Lawyer Ren Quanniu says in a letter to prosecutors that he believes security officials may be lying when they say his client has other representation.

Lawyer of detainee arrested at sea calls on prosecutors to grant access to his client, investigate ‘false claims’ by security officers