Niall Fraser

Niall Fraser is a an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in Hong Kong, Asia and the wider world. He is a former editor of the Sunday Morning Post.
Niall Fraser
Niall Fraser is a an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in Hong Kong, Asia and the wider world. He is a former editor of the Sunday Morning Post.

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Partial victory for Irish schoolboy Eric Zhi with ‘no imminent threat of deportation’ to China

Dublin-born Eric Zhi Ying Xue, 9, was facing deportation with his mother, who arrived illegally in Ireland from Fujian province in 2006.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:20AM
Partial victory for Irish schoolboy Eric Zhi with ‘no imminent threat of deportation’ to China

Dublin-born Eric Zhi Ying Xue, 9, was facing deportation with his mother, who arrived illegally in Ireland from Fujian province in 2006.

Security chief defends decision not to send money laundering alert to banks in Hong Kong, calling information ‘unverifiable’

Minister hits back at criticism, while sources tell Post officials feared warning would create impression city is a human trafficking hub.

31 Oct 2018 - 11:06PM
Security chief defends decision not to send money laundering alert to banks in Hong Kong, calling information ‘unverifiable’

Minister hits back at criticism, while sources tell Post officials feared warning would create impression city is a human trafficking hub.

Campaign in Ireland to halt deportation of Dublin-born schoolboy Eric Zhi to China – a country he has never even visited

Eric Zhi Ying Mei Xue, 9, has never been out of country but authorities plan to deport him and his mother, who entered illegally 12 years ago.

3 Nov 2018 - 4:32PM
Campaign in Ireland to halt deportation of Dublin-born schoolboy Eric Zhi to China – a country he has never even visited

Eric Zhi Ying Mei Xue, 9, has never been out of country but authorities plan to deport him and his mother, who entered illegally 12 years ago.

Alfred Dunhill awarded 10 million yuan in ‘groundbreaking’ trademark infringement case against Chinese clothing firm Danhuoli

‘Groundbreaking’ court ruling said to strengthen China’s growing reputation for intellectual property rights protection.

11 Oct 2018 - 3:09PM
Alfred Dunhill awarded 10 million yuan in ‘groundbreaking’ trademark infringement case against Chinese clothing firm Danhuoli

‘Groundbreaking’ court ruling said to strengthen China’s growing reputation for intellectual property rights protection.

Activists ‘shocked’ after Hong Kong police chiefs block alert to banks on human trafficking-linked transactions

The 24-page document, prepared by Fraud and Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce, was designed to sharpen ability of financial firms to spot suspicious transactions

11 Oct 2018 - 1:38PM
Activists ‘shocked’ after Hong Kong police chiefs block alert to banks on human trafficking-linked transactions

The 24-page document, prepared by Fraud and Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce, was designed to sharpen ability of financial firms to spot suspicious transactions

Hong Kong police hunt part-time officer over ‘extremely outrageous’ and ‘insulting’ back-to-front wearing of hat

Photo taken in police station car park, with officer facing away from camera, has attracted hundreds of comments on Facebook and chat groups.

9 Oct 2018 - 2:09PM
Hong Kong police hunt part-time officer over ‘extremely outrageous’ and ‘insulting’ back-to-front wearing of hat

Photo taken in police station car park, with officer facing away from camera, has attracted hundreds of comments on Facebook and chat groups.

Senior Hong Kong policeman and two nightclub bosses plead guilty in HK$570,000 vice and corruption case

Superintendent Ng Wai-hon, 54, advised operators on how to evade investigations and inspections.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Senior Hong Kong policeman and two nightclub bosses plead guilty in HK$570,000 vice and corruption case

Superintendent Ng Wai-hon, 54, advised operators on how to evade investigations and inspections.

Discovery Bay Marina Club stands by evictions of boat owners and says renovation will make it world-class

Discovery Bay Marina Club adds that it has no plan to fill in and build on its Lantau Island property.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Discovery Bay Marina Club stands by evictions of boat owners and says renovation will make it world-class

Discovery Bay Marina Club adds that it has no plan to fill in and build on its Lantau Island property.

More than 10,000 sign petition in support of eviction-threatened houseboat dwellers in Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay

Petition in support of eviction-threatened families says forcing them to leave marina would mean financial problems and dislocation from community.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
More than 10,000 sign petition in support of eviction-threatened houseboat dwellers in Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay

Petition in support of eviction-threatened families says forcing them to leave marina would mean financial problems and dislocation from community.

Fears of ‘invisible hands’ as figures show slump in Hong Kong’s cooperation on transfer of foreign fugitives

Critics say a lack of legal cooperation with other jurisdictions has been laid bare by recent high-profile cases involving those fleeing justice, and some experts believe a lax approach and opaque procedures are there for a reason.

2 Oct 2018 - 7:25PM
Fears of ‘invisible hands’ as figures show slump in Hong Kong’s cooperation on transfer of foreign fugitives

Critics say a lack of legal cooperation with other jurisdictions has been laid bare by recent high-profile cases involving those fleeing justice, and some experts believe a lax approach and opaque procedures are there for a reason.

Hong Kong policeman arrested over rape of girl, 14, while out on bail facing sex assault allegations on two others

City’s force faces another blow to reputation, with latest case bringing number of arrests involving officers this year to 30.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Hong Kong policeman arrested over rape of girl, 14, while out on bail facing sex assault allegations on two others

City’s force faces another blow to reputation, with latest case bringing number of arrests involving officers this year to 30.

Corruption claims involving ‘millions’ surface over plan to save Macau’s racing greyhounds, as prominent activist lodges complaint

Complaint lodged by activist Zoe Tang suggests issue involves contracting of private vet to sterilise 523 animals from casino hub’s now-defunct canidrome.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Corruption claims involving ‘millions’ surface over plan to save Macau’s racing greyhounds, as prominent activist lodges complaint

Complaint lodged by activist Zoe Tang suggests issue involves contracting of private vet to sterilise 523 animals from casino hub’s now-defunct canidrome.

Macau poised to become richest place on the planet by 2020

According to figures from the IMF, the casino hub will overtake Qatar to have the highest per-capita gross domestic product.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Macau poised to become richest place on the planet by 2020

According to figures from the IMF, the casino hub will overtake Qatar to have the highest per-capita gross domestic product.

Fears over fate of Macau greyhounds return as animal rights activist quits group, saying she could ‘no longer stay quiet’ over situation

Zoe Tang says government-imposed deadline to desex all 523 dogs within 60 days is ‘ridiculously tight’ and some could die.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Fears over fate of Macau greyhounds return as animal rights activist quits group, saying she could ‘no longer stay quiet’ over situation

Zoe Tang says government-imposed deadline to desex all 523 dogs within 60 days is ‘ridiculously tight’ and some could die.

Request to change names of Hong Kong, Macau consulates ‘common sense’, China’s foreign ministry says

Spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says move to use just the name of the main base in missions’ formal titles will not affect their ability to discharge their duties.

4 Aug 2018 - 12:48AM
Request to change names of Hong Kong, Macau consulates ‘common sense’, China’s foreign ministry says

Spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says move to use just the name of the main base in missions’ formal titles will not affect their ability to discharge their duties.

China tells consulates in Hong Kong, Macau to use only one city in official title

Diplomats puzzled by request from Ministry of Foreign Affairs to use just the main base in the mission’s formal name.

3 Aug 2018 - 2:02PM
China tells consulates in Hong Kong, Macau to use only one city in official title

Diplomats puzzled by request from Ministry of Foreign Affairs to use just the main base in the mission’s formal name.

500 Macau canidrome dogs to live in lap of canine luxury courtesy of unlikely partnership

Billionaire businesswoman Angela Leong On-kei and rights activist Albano Martins team up to build home for displaced animals after closure of Asia’s last legal dog racing track.

28 Jul 2018 - 5:30PM
500 Macau canidrome dogs to live in lap of canine luxury courtesy of unlikely partnership

Billionaire businesswoman Angela Leong On-kei and rights activist Albano Martins team up to build home for displaced animals after closure of Asia’s last legal dog racing track.

Macau’s racing greyhounds on parade ahead of expected deal to finally secure their future

Animal rights activist says ‘things are going to work out well’ for all 533 greyhounds at the now defunct Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome.

27 Jul 2018 - 7:04AM
Macau’s racing greyhounds on parade ahead of expected deal to finally secure their future

Animal rights activist says ‘things are going to work out well’ for all 533 greyhounds at the now defunct Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome.

Businesswoman hits out at red tape after two-year battle to transfer greyhounds from Macau to Hong Kong

Sportswear company executive Kathleen Trainor tells of ‘highly confusing’ process to adopt dogs from now defunct Macau canidrome.

21 Jul 2018 - 10:51PM
Businesswoman hits out at red tape after two-year battle to transfer greyhounds from Macau to Hong Kong

Sportswear company executive Kathleen Trainor tells of ‘highly confusing’ process to adopt dogs from now defunct Macau canidrome.

Macau greyhounds in government care as Angela Leong misses deadline for securing their future

Casino hub’s dog track closes for good on Saturday, with fate of more than 600 animals still in limbo.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Macau greyhounds in government care as Angela Leong misses deadline for securing their future

Casino hub’s dog track closes for good on Saturday, with fate of more than 600 animals still in limbo.

Angela Leong handed ultimatum over future of greyhounds at Macau’s dog track

With contract to run the canidrome soon to expire, government turns up the heat on influential local figure, amid fears for safety of 650 greyhounds.

18 Jul 2018 - 11:18PM
Angela Leong handed ultimatum over future of greyhounds at Macau’s dog track

With contract to run the canidrome soon to expire, government turns up the heat on influential local figure, amid fears for safety of 650 greyhounds.

More problem gamblers request bans from Macau’s casinos as gaming hub vows to tackle addiction

Move follows ban on off-duty employees going on casino floor but figures are still drop in ocean compared with overall visitor numbers.

17 Jul 2018 - 11:23PM
More problem gamblers request bans from Macau’s casinos as gaming hub vows to tackle addiction

Move follows ban on off-duty employees going on casino floor but figures are still drop in ocean compared with overall visitor numbers.

Chinese official denies alleged Malaysian 1MDB mastermind Jho Low fled Macau for mainland China

Jho Low, who faces Interpol warrant for his arrest, was believed to have left the casino hub via car or private jet.

12 Jul 2018 - 12:37AM
Chinese official denies alleged Malaysian 1MDB mastermind Jho Low fled Macau for mainland China

Jho Low, who faces Interpol warrant for his arrest, was believed to have left the casino hub via car or private jet.

Malaysian government file formal request for Macau police to arrest fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho

The alleged mastermind behind the 1MDB scandal has been in hiding in Macau after leaving Hong Kong

10 Jul 2018 - 10:09PM
Malaysian government file formal request for Macau police to arrest fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho

The alleged mastermind behind the 1MDB scandal has been in hiding in Macau after leaving Hong Kong

Fugitive Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho ‘stayed in upscale Hong Kong apartments before Macau trip’, despite Interpol red notice over 1MDB corruption scandal

Wanted financier thought to have managed to slip from one city to the other last week because neither Malaysia nor Singapore formally requested his arrest.

7 Jul 2018 - 11:14PM
Fugitive Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho ‘stayed in upscale Hong Kong apartments before Macau trip’, despite Interpol red notice over 1MDB corruption scandal

Wanted financier thought to have managed to slip from one city to the other last week because neither Malaysia nor Singapore formally requested his arrest.

Fugitive Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, fleeing 1MDB corruption scandal engulfing Najib Razak, has ‘either left Macau or applied for asylum’

Security insider in Macau says maximum period of 30 days Low Taek Jho would be allowed to stay in casino hub has passed and only possible option is to make asylum request with immigration authorities.

6 Jul 2018 - 11:16PM
Fugitive Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, fleeing 1MDB corruption scandal engulfing Najib Razak, has ‘either left Macau or applied for asylum’

Security insider in Macau says maximum period of 30 days Low Taek Jho would be allowed to stay in casino hub has passed and only possible option is to make asylum request with immigration authorities.

Police tight-lipped over claims fugitive Malaysian businessman Jho Low fled to Macau from Hong Kong

Hong Kong and Macau authorities silent after police official in Kuala Lumpur tells media that Malaysian financier at centre of country’s 1MDB scandal was thought to be in hiding.

6 Jul 2018 - 1:11PM
Police tight-lipped over claims fugitive Malaysian businessman Jho Low fled to Macau from Hong Kong

Hong Kong and Macau authorities silent after police official in Kuala Lumpur tells media that Malaysian financier at centre of country’s 1MDB scandal was thought to be in hiding.

Investigation reveals widespread abuse of Macau cash-for-residency scheme

Anti-corruption report sparks fears programme is being used for money laundering as residency rights were found to be granted for as little as 140,000-pataca (US$17,325) investment.

5 Jul 2018 - 10:50AM
Investigation reveals widespread abuse of Macau cash-for-residency scheme

Anti-corruption report sparks fears programme is being used for money laundering as residency rights were found to be granted for as little as 140,000-pataca (US$17,325) investment.

Fresh information on Hong Kong man’s unsolved 2002 killing lead Irish police to Macau to interview key ‘witness’

Hong Kong-born chef Anthony Tsang Kwok died in a frenzied cleaver and hammer attack by a group of men in a Chinese restaurant in the Irish village of Patrickswell some 16 years ago.

3 Jul 2018 - 6:32AM
Fresh information on Hong Kong man’s unsolved 2002 killing lead Irish police to Macau to interview key ‘witness’

Hong Kong-born chef Anthony Tsang Kwok died in a frenzied cleaver and hammer attack by a group of men in a Chinese restaurant in the Irish village of Patrickswell some 16 years ago.

Hong Kong, Macau pivotal players in massive criminal racket using Canadian casinos, ‘dirty money’ report claims

Report paints stark picture of the role China’s two special administrative regions and wider Guangdong province play in international organised crime.

28 Jun 2018 - 11:45PM
Hong Kong, Macau pivotal players in massive criminal racket using Canadian casinos, ‘dirty money’ report claims

Report paints stark picture of the role China’s two special administrative regions and wider Guangdong province play in international organised crime.

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