Olga Wong

Hong Kong

Olga Wong

News Editor, Hong Kong

Olga Wong has focused on covering the environment, housing, urban planning and the ageing population at the Post since 2007. Her award-winning stories exposed loopholes in the Small House Policy and developers' unscrupulous sales tactics. She also worked at Ming Pao and was awarded the Best Young Reporter by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong in 2001.

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Hong Kong’s protest-hit banks allowed to keep protective covers, despite taking up public land

Supporters of the anti-government movement lodged a series of complaints about the fortifications, put up by banks and businesses attacked by demonstrators. Lands Department orders their removal, before suspending its action in light of the sites’ security needs.

31 Oct 2019 - 1:21PM

Supporters of the anti-government movement lodged a series of complaints about the fortifications, put up by banks and businesses attacked by demonstrators. Lands Department orders their removal, before suspending its action in light of the sites’ security needs.

Hong Kong’s protest-hit banks allowed to keep protective covers, despite taking up public land
Hong Kong government may charge consumers for using plastic bags to carry frozen goods and fresh bakery items, environment minister says

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing outlines his strategy to tackle Hong Kong’s mounting plastic waste problem in an interview with the Post.

30 Oct 2019 - 12:06PM

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing outlines his strategy to tackle Hong Kong’s mounting plastic waste problem in an interview with the Post.

Hong Kong government may charge consumers for using plastic bags to carry frozen goods and fresh bakery items, environment minister says
Hong Kong to phase out fossil fuel cars and go all electric over next 20 years, says environment chief

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said his vision for the city’s transport transition was reasonable considering other jurisdictions’ deadlines.

29 Oct 2019 - 8:32AM

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said his vision for the city’s transport transition was reasonable considering other jurisdictions’ deadlines.

Hong Kong to phase out fossil fuel cars and go all electric over next 20 years, says environment chief
Collaboration with Greater Bay Area cities such as Zhuhai crucial as Hong Kong chases its 2050 clean energy goals under Paris Agreement, minister says

Secretary for Environment Wong Kam-sing stresses regional cooperation despite tensions amid anti-government protest crisis.

28 Oct 2019 - 8:53AM

Secretary for Environment Wong Kam-sing stresses regional cooperation despite tensions amid anti-government protest crisis.

Collaboration with Greater Bay Area cities such as Zhuhai crucial as Hong Kong chases its 2050 clean energy goals under Paris Agreement, minister says
Can the Lands Resumption Ordinance offer a way out of Hong Kong’s housing crisis and quell protests?

Hong Kong’s largest pro-Beijing party has called on the government to seize private developers’ land for public housing, which some have called a stunt to try and win back voters it fears lost ahead of district council elections.

14 Sep 2019 - 9:31AM

Hong Kong’s largest pro-Beijing party has called on the government to seize private developers’ land for public housing, which some have called a stunt to try and win back voters it fears lost ahead of district council elections.

Can the Lands Resumption Ordinance offer a way out of Hong Kong’s housing crisis and quell protests?
Hong Kong government dishes out sweeteners worth HK$19.1 billion to soothe a faltering economy hit by US-China trade war and political unrest

Financial Secretary Paul Chan cites a host of reasons for the relief measures but studiously avoids the word ‘protests’. He also warns the city’s economy could enter into a technical recession.

16 Aug 2019 - 10:55AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan cites a host of reasons for the relief measures but studiously avoids the word ‘protests’. He also warns the city’s economy could enter into a technical recession.

Hong Kong government dishes out sweeteners worth HK$19.1 billion to soothe a faltering economy hit by US-China trade war and political unrest
Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing ‘disheartened’ his family have been sidelined by Shantou University and fears for future of Israeli strategic partnership

Li failed to attend graduation ceremony at Shantou University, which he helped found, for the first time in 18 years on Friday.

28 Jun 2019 - 11:32PM

Li failed to attend graduation ceremony at Shantou University, which he helped found, for the first time in 18 years on Friday.

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing ‘disheartened’ his family have been sidelined by Shantou University and fears for future of Israeli strategic partnership
Hong Kong youth official praises young protesters’ victory in extradition bill crisis in bid to pacify angry students

Youth Development Commission deputy chairman calls on local leaders, including educators and religious figures, to talk to young people and help prevent the crisis from escalating.

20 Jun 2019 - 3:13PM

Youth Development Commission deputy chairman calls on local leaders, including educators and religious figures, to talk to young people and help prevent the crisis from escalating.

Hong Kong youth official praises young protesters’ victory in extradition bill crisis in bid to pacify angry students
Carrie Lam set to offer personal apology for mishandling of Hong Kong’s extradition bill

City’s embattled leader, unlikely to accept demands to withdraw bill altogether but willing to offer more sincere apology, set to speak at 4pm.

18 Jun 2019 - 2:49PM

City’s embattled leader, unlikely to accept demands to withdraw bill altogether but willing to offer more sincere apology, set to speak at 4pm.

Carrie Lam set to offer personal apology for mishandling of Hong Kong’s extradition bill
Pioneering architect Tao Ho, known for designing Hong Kong Bauhinia flag and buildings such as Arts Centre, dies at age 82

Ho died in Ruttonjee Hospital on Friday morning, three days after he was admitted with pneumonia, his daughter Noëlle Ho Ying and son-in-law Lam Wai-shan said.

31 Mar 2019 - 9:31AM

Ho died in Ruttonjee Hospital on Friday morning, three days after he was admitted with pneumonia, his daughter Noëlle Ho Ying and son-in-law Lam Wai-shan said.

Pioneering architect Tao Ho, known for designing Hong Kong Bauhinia flag and buildings such as Arts Centre, dies at age 82
Outsourcing and funding in question as Lantau Tomorrow Vision slowly takes shape in Hong Kong

Public-private partnership said to be an option for the artificial islands scheme, but critics raise concerns over government-business collusion.

1 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM

Public-private partnership said to be an option for the artificial islands scheme, but critics raise concerns over government-business collusion.

Outsourcing and funding in question as Lantau Tomorrow Vision slowly takes shape in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s ailing public hospitals to get HK$5 billion injection in Financial Secretary Paul Chan’s budget for investing in advanced equipment

The plan is part of a basket of morale-boosting budget measures for public health care as overburdened frontline medical staff have reached breaking point.

27 Feb 2019 - 10:49AM

The plan is part of a basket of morale-boosting budget measures for public health care as overburdened frontline medical staff have reached breaking point.

Hong Kong’s ailing public hospitals to get HK$5 billion injection in Financial Secretary Paul Chan’s budget for investing in advanced equipment
HK$5 billion boost expected for waterfront in coming budget address by Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan

Funding boost for 13km extension on both sides of Victoria Harbour expected in Wednesday’s budget, along with raft of measures for overburdened health care system.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:28AM

Funding boost for 13km extension on both sides of Victoria Harbour expected in Wednesday’s budget, along with raft of measures for overburdened health care system.

HK$5 billion boost expected for waterfront in coming budget address by Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan
Building on Fanling golf course shortlisted as option to ease Hong Kong housing crunch

Fanling plot preferred ‘because the housing shortage is serious and the site is close to the railway network’, says task force source.

19 Dec 2018 - 11:25PM

Fanling plot preferred ‘because the housing shortage is serious and the site is close to the railway network’, says task force source.

Building on Fanling golf course shortlisted as option to ease Hong Kong housing crunch
Geriatrician Tony Ko Pat-sing approved to be next head of Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority

Currently the authority’s director of cluster services, Ko will replace Leung Pak-yin when he steps down next year. The choice of a geriatrician could be related to the challenges of an ageing population that the authority faces.

29 Oct 2018 - 10:17PM

Currently the authority’s director of cluster services, Ko will replace Leung Pak-yin when he steps down next year. The choice of a geriatrician could be related to the challenges of an ageing population that the authority faces.

Geriatrician Tony Ko Pat-sing approved to be next head of Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority
MTR delays hit Hong Kong passengers for second time in October

Train services for Tseung Kwan O and Kwun Tong lines gradually resuming after short suspension and delay.

25 Oct 2018 - 12:20PM

Train services for Tseung Kwan O and Kwun Tong lines gradually resuming after short suspension and delay.

MTR delays hit Hong Kong passengers for second time in October
Hong Kong leader sets out plans for public-private sector ‘land sharing’ scheme, despite fears over possible collusion

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announces proposal that would allow private developers to receive faster approval for projects if they hand part of their farmland over to the government.

10 Oct 2018 - 11:49PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announces proposal that would allow private developers to receive faster approval for projects if they hand part of their farmland over to the government.

Hong Kong leader sets out plans for public-private sector ‘land sharing’ scheme, despite fears over possible collusion
Brownfield site development for New Territories North town plan to be brought forward in Hong Kong leader’s policy address

A source tells the Post that Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s policy address on Wednesday will include fast-tracked plans for a new town that could house up to 350,000 people.

9 Oct 2018 - 10:04AM

A source tells the Post that Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s policy address on Wednesday will include fast-tracked plans for a new town that could house up to 350,000 people.

Brownfield site development for New Territories North town plan to be brought forward in Hong Kong leader’s policy address
Detailed plans for Hong Kong’s universities to partner with top international research institutes expected in policy address

Following the allocation of HK$10 billion in the city’s last budget for research projects, Chief Executive Carrie Lam will announce specific details of scheme on Wednesday, source says

5 Oct 2018 - 8:01AM

Following the allocation of HK$10 billion in the city’s last budget for research projects, Chief Executive Carrie Lam will announce specific details of scheme on Wednesday, source says

Detailed plans for Hong Kong’s universities to partner with top international research institutes expected in policy address
Carrie Lam to offer boost for Hong Kong shipping industry in policy address as it battles Singapore and mainland Chinese ports

City leader Carrie Lam hints at plans in the pipeline, to be unveiled in policy address next week.

9 Oct 2018 - 1:27PM

City leader Carrie Lam hints at plans in the pipeline, to be unveiled in policy address next week.

Carrie Lam to offer boost for Hong Kong shipping industry in policy address as it battles Singapore and mainland Chinese ports
Bulk of reclaimed land will be used for public housing, Hong Kong’s chief executive to announce in policy address

Source tells the Post Carrie Lam’s housing plans will rely on large-scale land reclamation, but she will promise to set aside the bulk of it for subsidised housing and also offer the option to use private farmland for building homes.

9 Oct 2018 - 1:27PM

Source tells the Post Carrie Lam’s housing plans will rely on large-scale land reclamation, but she will promise to set aside the bulk of it for subsidised housing and also offer the option to use private farmland for building homes.

Bulk of reclaimed land will be used for public housing, Hong Kong’s chief executive to announce in policy address
Typhoon Mangkhut: area the size of 12 football fields on former Kai Tak runway to store fallen trees in clean-up struggle

Reports of uprooted trees have tripled to more than 46,000 as city reels from clean-up effort and experts question if long-term planning is needed.

30 Sep 2018 - 11:23PM

Reports of uprooted trees have tripled to more than 46,000 as city reels from clean-up effort and experts question if long-term planning is needed.

Typhoon Mangkhut: area the size of 12 football fields on former Kai Tak runway to store fallen trees in clean-up struggle
Consultancy given task of saving historic Hong Kong banyan tree toppled by Typhoon Mangkhut

Workers seen watering giant tree’s roots, which were wrapped in cloth, near 1881 Heritage hotel and boutique mall site in Tsim Sha Tsui.

19 Sep 2018 - 11:14PM

Workers seen watering giant tree’s roots, which were wrapped in cloth, near 1881 Heritage hotel and boutique mall site in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Consultancy given task of saving historic Hong Kong banyan tree toppled by Typhoon Mangkhut
‘Time running out’ to save historic Hong Kong banyan tree felled by Typhoon Mangkhut

The tree had been at its Tsim Sha Tsui site – once the marine police headquarters, now a hotel – for more than 100 years.

19 Sep 2018 - 1:04PM

The tree had been at its Tsim Sha Tsui site – once the marine police headquarters, now a hotel – for more than 100 years.

‘Time running out’ to save historic Hong Kong banyan tree felled by Typhoon Mangkhut
How Hong Kong’s MTR Corp ‘lost its focus’ – former construction head says embattled rail giant should return to serving public interest

Daniel Lam, who headed Housing Authority projects involving sites at train stations says past crisis response was swift and absolute, unlike now.

1 Sep 2018 - 12:17PM

Daniel Lam, who headed Housing Authority projects involving sites at train stations says past crisis response was swift and absolute, unlike now.

How Hong Kong’s MTR Corp ‘lost its focus’ – former construction head says embattled rail giant should return to serving public interest
A dead Indonesian woman, a sick Indian rubber tree, and the two closely linked Hong Kong companies handed multimillion-dollar deals to care for it

Concerns over relationship between City Landscaping and C.K. Garden, the two firms responsible for maintaining branch that fell off and killed Jumiati Supadi.

27 Aug 2018 - 4:35PM

Concerns over relationship between City Landscaping and C.K. Garden, the two firms responsible for maintaining branch that fell off and killed Jumiati Supadi.

A dead Indonesian woman, a sick Indian rubber tree, and the two closely linked Hong Kong companies handed multimillion-dollar deals to care for it
Tragedy of Indonesian domestic helper in Hong Kong killed by decaying branch highlights poor tree management, experts say

Improper pruning and overall lack of resources as well as absence of licensing system in city make quality control difficult, they argue.

22 Aug 2018 - 10:58PM

Improper pruning and overall lack of resources as well as absence of licensing system in city make quality control difficult, they argue.

Tragedy of Indonesian domestic helper in Hong Kong killed by decaying branch highlights poor tree management, experts say
Tickets to mainland China get cheaper as service charge reduced for connections beyond the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link

Source says talks completed on fees for travel to mainland cities beyond 18 high-speed rail link destinations, ahead of scheduled opening next month.

14 Aug 2018 - 10:45AM

Source says talks completed on fees for travel to mainland cities beyond 18 high-speed rail link destinations, ahead of scheduled opening next month.

Tickets to mainland China get cheaper as service charge reduced for connections beyond the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
Artificial island half the size of Kowloon could house 1.1 million Hongkongers in new proposal

Proposal to reclaim 2,200 hectares off Lantau Island in phases touted as ‘most effective’ for city by think tank and three major global consultants.

8 Aug 2018 - 12:01AM

Proposal to reclaim 2,200 hectares off Lantau Island in phases touted as ‘most effective’ for city by think tank and three major global consultants.

Artificial island half the size of Kowloon could house 1.1 million Hongkongers in new proposal
Don’t give rail giant MTR Corp property development rights at new stations, former Hong Kong housing chief urges government

Anthony Cheung, who spoke of his troubles trying to meet public housing targets, calls for property development rights given to rail giant to be open for tender.

10 Jul 2018 - 9:38AM

Anthony Cheung, who spoke of his troubles trying to meet public housing targets, calls for property development rights given to rail giant to be open for tender.

Don’t give rail giant MTR Corp property development rights at new stations, former Hong Kong housing chief urges government