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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Coronavirus: rule breaches, infection rebound could derail Hong Kong’s plan to further ease travel curbs, city leader warns

John Lee reveals more than 40 people breached health code since August, while 8 to 9 per cent of residents subject to compulsory testing did not comply in past two months.

John Lee reveals more than 40 people breached health code since August, while 8 to 9 per cent of residents subject to compulsory testing did not comply in past two months.

27 Sep 2022 - 7:38PM
Hong Kong’s John Lee vows to retain global connectivity, bank on strengths as ‘open, international city’ to drive growth in Greater Bay Area

Chief executive makes speech at forum, where former head of China’s central bank also says city’s status as financial hub not challenged by worsening tensions with US.

Chief executive makes speech at forum, where former head of China’s central bank also says city’s status as financial hub not challenged by worsening tensions with US.

21 Sep 2022 - 8:46PM
Senior Beijing official calls suggestion of emigration wave from Hong Kong ‘inappropriate’, attributes population dip to multiple factors

Deputy director of ministerial body in charge of Hong Kong affairs also hits back at ‘biased’ claims that national security law has ‘mainlandised’ city.

Deputy director of ministerial body in charge of Hong Kong affairs also hits back at ‘biased’ claims that national security law has ‘mainlandised’ city.

21 Sep 2022 - 12:05AM
Coronavirus: Beijing backs Hong Kong leader’s changes to travel rules, says opening up to nation and rest of world can happen at same time

Analysts say endorsement signals Beijing is giving Hong Kong leader leeway to chart his own course in tackling infections.

Analysts say endorsement signals Beijing is giving Hong Kong leader leeway to chart his own course in tackling infections.

21 Sep 2022 - 2:46AM
Leader of Hong Kong journalists’ group charged with obstruction days before flight to UK to take up prestigious Oxford University fellowship

Ronson Chan vows to apply for bail on Thursday so he can travel to Oxford University to start scholarship.

Ronson Chan vows to apply for bail on Thursday so he can travel to Oxford University to start scholarship.

19 Sep 2022 - 8:38PM
Hong Kong No 2 official to chair powerful vetting panel that screens election hopefuls, with home and youth affairs chief also joining group

Eric Chan replaces finance minister Paul Chan in the role, previously held by current city leader John Lee who stepped down to run for the top job earlier this year.

Eric Chan replaces finance minister Paul Chan in the role, previously held by current city leader John Lee who stepped down to run for the top job earlier this year.

19 Sep 2022 - 8:42PM
Dangerous ‘one-tone approach’ or a clear and centralised Covid policy? Unpacking why Hong Kong’s health experts have been told to keep mum

Insiders say expert panel was told to stick with government’s main messages on managing pandemic

Insiders say expert panel was told to stick with government’s main messages on managing pandemic

12 Sep 2022 - 9:57PM
Hong Kong should strengthen role in attracting top talent to Greater Bay Area, former state official overseeing city affairs says

Deng Zhonghua, former deputy director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, says city should bank on its unique advantages.

Deng Zhonghua, former deputy director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, says city should bank on its unique advantages.

7 Sep 2022 - 4:47PM
Liz Truss to continue UK’s hawkish stance towards Hong Kong authorities, analysts say

But scholars also predict Britain’s leader will not launch any new measures targeting Hong Kong or its ministers, with UK to focus on domestic front.

But scholars also predict Britain’s leader will not launch any new measures targeting Hong Kong or its ministers, with UK to focus on domestic front.

7 Sep 2022 - 8:00AM
End of the honeymoon? Hong Kong leader John Lee’s Weibo account drew 1.5 million followers, now some are raising a stink over dump site

After Phoenix TV quoted Weibo comments, a whole crowd turned up complaining to city leader about landfill stench.

After Phoenix TV quoted Weibo comments, a whole crowd turned up complaining to city leader about landfill stench.

5 Sep 2022 - 8:00AM
Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng takes to global stage to tout Hong Kong’s unique advantages, show support for city’s free market

Han Zheng tells high-powered Belt and Road Summit in video speech that city must maintain common law system, develop value-added services for projects under Beijing’s trade initiative.

Han Zheng tells high-powered Belt and Road Summit in video speech that city must maintain common law system, develop value-added services for projects under Beijing’s trade initiative.

1 Sep 2022 - 1:37AM
James Tien, bad boy of Hong Kong’s pro-establishment bloc, quits party and says: ‘They only want to please Beijing now’

‘No future for political parties,’ says veteran politician who resigned before being ousted from honorary party post.

‘No future for political parties,’ says veteran politician who resigned before being ousted from honorary party post.

28 Aug 2022 - 6:14PM
Hong Kong private hospitals could be punished over low non-Covid patient intake from public healthcare sector, source says

Source familiar with situation says private hospitals could be slapped with tougher licensing conditions if they hold off taking non-Covid patients from public facilities.

Source familiar with situation says private hospitals could be slapped with tougher licensing conditions if they hold off taking non-Covid patients from public facilities.

27 Aug 2022 - 10:22PM
Hand up scheme for disadvantaged Hong Kong youngsters does not go far enough, experts say

Academics warn government-backed ‘Strive and Rise’ scheme will not tackle problems of intergenerational poverty on its own.

Academics warn government-backed ‘Strive and Rise’ scheme will not tackle problems of intergenerational poverty on its own.

24 Aug 2022 - 9:29AM
Hong Kong Olympic medal winners to act as tutors to pupils in subdivided flats under new scheme to fight cross-generational poverty

City’s No 2 official announces scheme roll-out under high-level anti-poverty task force set up by Chief Executive John Lee.

City’s No 2 official announces scheme roll-out under high-level anti-poverty task force set up by Chief Executive John Lee.

22 Aug 2022 - 10:53PM
Don’t blame government for delay in approving impact report on housing plan for Hong Kong golf course, review panel head says

Stanley Wong, chairman of Advisory Council on the Environment, says members on Friday could only agree that questions remained over methodologies used for report.

Stanley Wong, chairman of Advisory Council on the Environment, says members on Friday could only agree that questions remained over methodologies used for report.

21 Aug 2022 - 8:30AM
Hong Kong, mainland China working together to reopen border, John Lee says as he stresses aim to reduce travel fuss without increasing Covid risks

Hong Kong leader John Lee says goal remains to reduce inconvenience for travellers without increasing Covid transmission risks for mainland.

Hong Kong leader John Lee says goal remains to reduce inconvenience for travellers without increasing Covid transmission risks for mainland.

18 Aug 2022 - 10:53AM
Hong Kong leader John Lee makes a splash on China’s Weibo – but where are the critics and is it all just one big echo chamber?

Social media analysts say Lee’s big fan base is too one dimensional, with ‘same type of followers’

Social media analysts say Lee’s big fan base is too one dimensional, with ‘same type of followers’

18 Aug 2022 - 9:08AM
American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong to hold rare seminar series on ways to help city maintain ‘international leadership roles’

AmCham chairman Joseph Armas says seminars will be the first in-person event series held by influential business chamber since Covid-19 pandemic hit.

AmCham chairman Joseph Armas says seminars will be the first in-person event series held by influential business chamber since Covid-19 pandemic hit.

17 Aug 2022 - 7:25AM
Criticism of Hong Kong government ‘defects’ welcome but not type provoking hostility among people, security chief says

Hong Kong Secretary for Security Chris Tang says officials don’t see criticisms as problems, ‘if they can let us know about our defects and make us perform better’.

Hong Kong Secretary for Security Chris Tang says officials don’t see criticisms as problems, ‘if they can let us know about our defects and make us perform better’.

14 Aug 2022 - 4:13PM
Ambrose Lee dies in his sleep at age 73, city leader praises former Hong Kong security minister for ‘exemplary contributions’

The former Hong Kong security chief had broken some ribs in a fall last week, one ex-official said.

The former Hong Kong security chief had broken some ribs in a fall last week, one ex-official said.

14 Aug 2022 - 9:14PM
Hong Kong High Court rejects teen’s bid for legal aid to challenge school’s long hair rule

Oscar Wong, 17, is one of two students known to have complained to Hong Kong’s equality watchdog, saying schools’ hair rules for boys amounts to sex discrimination.

Oscar Wong, 17, is one of two students known to have complained to Hong Kong’s equality watchdog, saying schools’ hair rules for boys amounts to sex discrimination.

13 Aug 2022 - 12:33PM
Hong Kong leader vows to fight for global talent with measures to be announced in maiden policy address in October, as technology chief promises clear innovation road map

John Lee tells technology forum he is aware of calls for greater effort to ‘fight’ for talent, develop innovation sector in city.

John Lee tells technology forum he is aware of calls for greater effort to ‘fight’ for talent, develop innovation sector in city.

11 Aug 2022 - 10:21PM
Beijing renews pledge to adopt ‘one country, two systems’ for Taiwan, calls principle ‘resounding success’ in Hong Kong

Beijing’s white paper on ‘Taiwan Question’ also accuses political forces on island of misrepresenting and distorting the guiding principle.

Beijing’s white paper on ‘Taiwan Question’ also accuses political forces on island of misrepresenting and distorting the guiding principle.

11 Aug 2022 - 12:14AM
Hong Kong activist detained for inciting subversion of state wins judicial review to lift reporting restrictions on case

Judge Alex Lee says he does not see how media blackout serves to protect prosecution witnesses in Chow Hang-tung’s case.

Judge Alex Lee says he does not see how media blackout serves to protect prosecution witnesses in Chow Hang-tung’s case.

2 Aug 2022 - 7:37PM
Hong Kong property tycoon accuses US of intending to destroy city’s financial status and mainland China

Hang Lung Group chairman Ronnie Chan says city must not underestimate ‘madness with which the US wants to destroy mainland China’, and Hong Kong.

Hang Lung Group chairman Ronnie Chan says city must not underestimate ‘madness with which the US wants to destroy mainland China’, and Hong Kong.

28 Jul 2022 - 4:34PM
Hong Kong lawmakers accuse education authorities of failure to boost patriotism in schools through more recognition of war memorial days

Days set aside to commemorate wartime sacrifices should be used to boost patriotism in schools, legislators say

Days set aside to commemorate wartime sacrifices should be used to boost patriotism in schools, legislators say

25 Jul 2022 - 9:16PM
Revealing evidence of foreign forces undermining Hong Kong’s national security is not needed, just as proof of coronavirus is not shown to require wearing of face masks: CY Leung

Former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying urges educators to raise awareness among youngsters about security risks.

Former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying urges educators to raise awareness among youngsters about security risks.

22 Jul 2022 - 11:27PM
Stay away from ‘destructive forces’ in industry, John Lee warns Hong Kong journalists at media awards ceremony

Chief executive also urges more coverage of integration plans with mainland China.

Chief executive also urges more coverage of integration plans with mainland China.

22 Jul 2022 - 7:35PM
How will Hong Kong respond to crises? Revamped home and youth affairs bureau promises volunteer network, emergency stockpiles for quick community action

Alice Mak emphasises the need for ‘district services and community care teams’, first proposed by new city leader.

Alice Mak emphasises the need for ‘district services and community care teams’, first proposed by new city leader.

22 Jul 2022 - 9:55AM