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: Many Hongkongers find disruption to social life toughest to handle amid curbs to contain epidemic, says survey

Nearly 54 per cent of survey respondents report the outbreak having substantial adverse effects on their social life, while about 34 per cent said the negative impact on their finances was substantial.

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Nearly 54 per cent of survey respondents report the outbreak having substantial adverse effects on their social life, while about 34 per cent said the negative impact on their finances was substantial.

Coronavirus: Many Hongkongers find disruption to social life toughest to handle amid curbs to contain epidemic, says survey
Harrow Hong Kong drops ‘Amnesty International’ programme after parents raise concerns

The prestigious international school was going to offer students a chance to role-play activists in an event to be held this summer. Institution points to little student interest and pandemic for why it was axed, but initiative did not sit well with some parents.

31 Mar 2020 - 7:00AM

The prestigious international school was going to offer students a chance to role-play activists in an event to be held this summer. Institution points to little student interest and pandemic for why it was axed, but initiative did not sit well with some parents.

Harrow Hong Kong drops ‘Amnesty International’ programme after parents raise concerns
Coronavirus: more economic pain ahead Hong Kong’s finance chief says, as he predicts gloomy outlook for global economy

Financial Secretary Paul Chan predicts gloomy future for global economy and says city should not expect sort of rebound it experienced after 2003 Sars outbreak.

29 Mar 2020 - 11:36PM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan predicts gloomy future for global economy and says city should not expect sort of rebound it experienced after 2003 Sars outbreak.

Coronavirus: more economic pain ahead Hong Kong’s finance chief says, as he predicts gloomy outlook for global economy
Coronavirus: officials defend Hong Kong’s home-quarantine measures as experts warn more must be done to contain spread of epidemic

The government flew home 558 Hongkongers who had been stranded in Hubei province on Wednesday and Thursday.

27 Mar 2020 - 11:24AM

The government flew home 558 Hongkongers who had been stranded in Hubei province on Wednesday and Thursday.

Coronavirus: officials defend Hong Kong’s home-quarantine measures as experts warn more must be done to contain spread of epidemic
Coronavirus: Hong Kong cabinet to rethink strategy for combating outbreak as cases jump by 43

Top advisers to chief executive will meet on Friday to consider dropping controversial proposal banning alcohol sales in favour of other measures. The city has recorded a dramatic rise in local transmissions tied to a network of nightclub musicians.

27 Mar 2020 - 8:36AM

Top advisers to chief executive will meet on Friday to consider dropping controversial proposal banning alcohol sales in favour of other measures. The city has recorded a dramatic rise in local transmissions tied to a network of nightclub musicians.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong cabinet to rethink strategy for combating outbreak as cases jump by 43
Andrew Cheung to be Hong Kong’s next chief justice, but city’s leader Carrie Lam fears politics could delay appointment

Chief Executive Carrie Lam praises new top judge as man of ‘high integrity’ and ‘exceptional leadership’, but expresses concern that political wrangling could delay appointment.

24 Mar 2020 - 11:21PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam praises new top judge as man of ‘high integrity’ and ‘exceptional leadership’, but expresses concern that political wrangling could delay appointment.

Andrew Cheung to be Hong Kong’s next chief justice, but city’s leader Carrie Lam fears politics could delay appointment
Coronavirus: Lan Kwai Fong bars and restaurants won’t survive alcohol ban without Hong Kong government subsidies, industry warns

Venues at Hong Kong’s top party destination face financial ruin when alcohol sales are outlawed in drastic coronavirus measure.

24 Mar 2020 - 12:17AM

Venues at Hong Kong’s top party destination face financial ruin when alcohol sales are outlawed in drastic coronavirus measure.

Coronavirus: Lan Kwai Fong bars and restaurants won’t survive alcohol ban without Hong Kong government subsidies, industry warns
Coronavirus: Hong Kong will close borders to visitors and plans to ban sale of alcohol at bars in bid to stop spread of infections

City reports another alarming surge on Monday – 39 more patients confirmed as having Covid-19, most of them with a recent travel history.

24 Mar 2020 - 7:29AM

City reports another alarming surge on Monday – 39 more patients confirmed as having Covid-19, most of them with a recent travel history.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong will close borders to visitors and plans to ban sale of alcohol at bars in bid to stop spread of infections
Coronavirus: Hong Kong may order pubs and bars to close in fight against pandemic, as government warns businesses to prepare for ‘extreme circumstances’

Cases in the city have been directly linked to party hotspot Lan Kwai Fong, but top government adviser rejects calls to close borders to all foreign visitors.

23 Mar 2020 - 6:17PM

Cases in the city have been directly linked to party hotspot Lan Kwai Fong, but top government adviser rejects calls to close borders to all foreign visitors.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong may order pubs and bars to close in fight against pandemic, as government warns businesses to prepare for ‘extreme circumstances’
Coronavirus: after Singapore and Taiwan close borders, calls for Hong Kong to do the same

City records second-biggest single-day spike in infections since outbreak began – more than half involving people returning from North America, Europe and Asia.

23 Mar 2020 - 10:31AM

City records second-biggest single-day spike in infections since outbreak began – more than half involving people returning from North America, Europe and Asia.

Coronavirus: after Singapore and Taiwan close borders, calls for Hong Kong to do the same
Coronavirus: bars in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong’s nightlife hub will accept tougher measures if government helps with wages and rents, says mogul Allan Zeman

Lan Kwai Fong Group chairman Allan Zeman says restaurants and bars are willing to cooperate with more drastic measures by the government.

22 Mar 2020 - 11:56PM

Lan Kwai Fong Group chairman Allan Zeman says restaurants and bars are willing to cooperate with more drastic measures by the government.

Coronavirus: bars in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong’s nightlife hub will accept tougher measures if government helps with wages and rents, says mogul Allan Zeman
What arrivals to Hong Kong need to know about quarantine measures

People landing at the airport can shorten the wait by filling out electronic heath declarations before disembarking. But even if you pass the checks, you are still required to wear a wristband linked to a smartphone app 

20 Mar 2020 - 1:58PM

People landing at the airport can shorten the wait by filling out electronic heath declarations before disembarking. But even if you pass the checks, you are still required to wear a wristband linked to a smartphone app 

What arrivals to Hong Kong need to know about quarantine measures
Hong Kong district councillors told to stop posting signs linking police to ‘dogs’

Notices were displayed at a joint office shared by a Civic Party member and an independent politician in Sham Shui Po. Home Affairs Department issued the order and warned the pair their behaviour could breach conduct rules.

18 Mar 2020 - 3:41AM

Notices were displayed at a joint office shared by a Civic Party member and an independent politician in Sham Shui Po. Home Affairs Department issued the order and warned the pair their behaviour could breach conduct rules.

Hong Kong district councillors told to stop posting signs linking police to ‘dogs’
Coronavirus: ‘little, if any, possibility’ Hong Kong schools resume fully on April 20, Lam says

‘Even if situation stabilises’, any reopening will come in stages, chief executive says in tamping down expectations.

17 Mar 2020 - 11:31PM

‘Even if situation stabilises’, any reopening will come in stages, chief executive says in tamping down expectations.

Coronavirus: ‘little, if any, possibility’ Hong Kong schools resume fully on April 20, Lam says
Coronavirus: Hong Kong toughens travel restrictions on all arrivals from foreign countries amid concerns about wave of imported cases swamping public health system

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam expands red travel alert to cover all countries and jurisdictions except for neighbouring Macau, Taiwan and mainland China.

18 Mar 2020 - 10:30AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam expands red travel alert to cover all countries and jurisdictions except for neighbouring Macau, Taiwan and mainland China.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong toughens travel restrictions on all arrivals from foreign countries amid concerns about wave of imported cases swamping public health system
Core member of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party resigns from duties after joint petition from colleagues against his criticism of restaurants barring mainland Chinese

Richard Tsoi comes under fire from 64 colleagues but stands his ground, pointing out that people from other countries with infections are still served.

15 Mar 2020 - 8:00AM

Richard Tsoi comes under fire from 64 colleagues but stands his ground, pointing out that people from other countries with infections are still served.

Core member of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party resigns from duties after joint petition from colleagues against his criticism of restaurants barring mainland Chinese
Senior adviser to Beijing lashes out at ‘insufficient’ Hong Kong leadership and warns shake-up may be coming

Lau Siu-kai delivers a stinging criticism of the administration’s performance over the months of anti-government protests. A ‘new regime’ run by patriots would better achieve goals the Chinese central government has for the city, he says.

15 Mar 2020 - 3:55PM

Lau Siu-kai delivers a stinging criticism of the administration’s performance over the months of anti-government protests. A ‘new regime’ run by patriots would better achieve goals the Chinese central government has for the city, he says.

Senior adviser to Beijing lashes out at ‘insufficient’ Hong Kong leadership and warns shake-up may be coming
Coronavirus: Hong Kong could add Britain to list of countries with travel restrictions, after top health official says they are watching developments closely

Undersecretary for Food and Health Dr Chui Tak-yi says administration not ruling out ‘additional measures’ after being pressed on why UK was not included in original move.

14 Mar 2020 - 11:47PM

Undersecretary for Food and Health Dr Chui Tak-yi says administration not ruling out ‘additional measures’ after being pressed on why UK was not included in original move.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong could add Britain to list of countries with travel restrictions, after top health official says they are watching developments closely
Coronavirus: Hongkongers’ offerings to ancestors to be centralised and burned in funeral parlour to cut crowds at private columbariums during Ching Ming Festival

Ritual can mean a long wait for people so operators have agreed to collect all offerings and take them to a nearby funeral parlour for burning.

14 Mar 2020 - 12:09AM

Ritual can mean a long wait for people so operators have agreed to collect all offerings and take them to a nearby funeral parlour for burning.

Coronavirus: Hongkongers’ offerings to ancestors to be centralised and burned in funeral parlour to cut crowds at private columbariums during Ching Ming Festival
Hong Kong protests: opposition lawmakers draft list of officials and police for US to target with sanctions

Secretary for Security John Lee and police commissioner Chris Tang among those targeted by opposition legislators for their roles in the protest crisis.

11 Mar 2020 - 11:20PM

Secretary for Security John Lee and police commissioner Chris Tang among those targeted by opposition legislators for their roles in the protest crisis.

Hong Kong protests: opposition lawmakers draft list of officials and police for US to target with sanctions
United States unlikely to impose sanctions on Hong Kong, cabinet advisers say after visit

Team of key politicians doubt penalties coming in report to Congress later this month. Opinion comes after rare meeting with American officials in California centred around US law aimed at protecting rights in the city.

10 Mar 2020 - 11:13PM

Team of key politicians doubt penalties coming in report to Congress later this month. Opinion comes after rare meeting with American officials in California centred around US law aimed at protecting rights in the city.

United States unlikely to impose sanctions on Hong Kong, cabinet advisers say after visit
Hong Kong family of woman who died during plastic surgery withdraws lawsuit against South Korean clinic

Hong Kong tycoon’s daughter, 34, died during liposuction and breast augmentation procedures in South Korea.

9 Mar 2020 - 11:36PM

Hong Kong tycoon’s daughter, 34, died during liposuction and breast augmentation procedures in South Korea.

Hong Kong family of woman who died during plastic surgery withdraws lawsuit against South Korean clinic
Coronavirus: Hongkongers still trapped in epidemic epicentre Hubei province plead with government to bring them home

Some have lost their jobs, others have elderly relatives or children in Hong Kong to worry about, while parents have trouble getting baby milk formula.

9 Mar 2020 - 7:40PM

Some have lost their jobs, others have elderly relatives or children in Hong Kong to worry about, while parents have trouble getting baby milk formula.

Coronavirus: Hongkongers still trapped in epidemic epicentre Hubei province plead with government to bring them home
Bipartisan delegation to raise issue of sanctions mechanism under Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act in US talks

The four-day programme, themed the ‘US-Hong Kong Dialogue’, was organised by the non-partisan World Affairs Council in San Francisco and kicked off with a dinner to welcome the visitors.

7 Mar 2020 - 1:19AM

The four-day programme, themed the ‘US-Hong Kong Dialogue’, was organised by the non-partisan World Affairs Council in San Francisco and kicked off with a dinner to welcome the visitors.

Bipartisan delegation to raise issue of sanctions mechanism under Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act in US talks
225 Hongkongers evacuated from coronavirus epicentre in mainland China on second day of chartered flights, but more than 3,000 remain and are low on food

More than 3,000 city residents are still stuck in different locations across Hubei province, where the coronavirus outbreak began. One of them says his wife, a Shenzhen resident, is denied evacuation to Hong Kong.

5 Mar 2020 - 11:48PM

More than 3,000 city residents are still stuck in different locations across Hubei province, where the coronavirus outbreak began. One of them says his wife, a Shenzhen resident, is denied evacuation to Hong Kong.

225 Hongkongers evacuated from coronavirus epicentre in mainland China on second day of chartered flights, but more than 3,000 remain and are low on food
Coronavirus: Hong Kong group hands out masks donated by Shenzhen government but recipients required to provide contact details online

Hong Kong Community Anti-Coronavirus Link says addresses and phone numbers are being collected so masks can be delivered to recipients.

5 Mar 2020 - 11:46AM

Hong Kong Community Anti-Coronavirus Link says addresses and phone numbers are being collected so masks can be delivered to recipients.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong group hands out masks donated by Shenzhen government but recipients required to provide contact details online
Husband to sue South Korean plastic surgery clinic over death of Hong Kong textile fortune heiress Bonnie Evita Law

The 34-year-old woman was the granddaughter of the tycoon Law Ting-pong, founder of the Bossini clothing brand.

4 Mar 2020 - 5:01PM

The 34-year-old woman was the granddaughter of the tycoon Law Ting-pong, founder of the Bossini clothing brand.

Husband to sue South Korean plastic surgery clinic over death of Hong Kong textile fortune heiress Bonnie Evita Law
Coronavirus: 450 Hongkongers stranded in Wuhan set to return home this week

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says important task for her government in the week ahead is to bring back those stranded in virus epicentre

1 Mar 2020 - 11:54PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says important task for her government in the week ahead is to bring back those stranded in virus epicentre

Coronavirus: 450 Hongkongers stranded in Wuhan set to return home this week
Protest shadow over coronavirus? Hong Kong civic groups banned from using district council funds to purchase yellow and black masks for mass distribution

Pro-democracy councillors say colour restriction is associated with anti-government protests that have gripped Hong Kong since June last year.

1 Mar 2020 - 11:22PM

Pro-democracy councillors say colour restriction is associated with anti-government protests that have gripped Hong Kong since June last year.

Protest shadow over coronavirus? Hong Kong civic groups banned from using district council funds to purchase yellow and black masks for mass distribution
Hong Kong budget: with years of deficits looming, city must find new revenue streams and areas for economic growth, experts warn

Economists warn city is running structural deficit earlier than had been expected, and urge government to find alternative revenue streams.

27 Feb 2020 - 10:00AM

Economists warn city is running structural deficit earlier than had been expected, and urge government to find alternative revenue streams.

Hong Kong budget: with years of deficits looming, city must find new revenue streams and areas for economic growth, experts warn