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 lockdown: more than 1,700 disciplinary officers to be deployed in unprecedented move on 150 blocks in coronavirus-hit area

The most drastic measure yet in more than a year of pandemic control is expected to start early on Saturday morning.

23 Jan 2021 - 1:49PM

The most drastic measure yet in more than a year of pandemic control is expected to start early on Saturday morning.

Hong Kong lockdown: more than 1,700 disciplinary officers to be deployed in unprecedented move on 150 blocks in coronavirus-hit area
Hong Kong issues isolation order for entire residential blocks for first time since Covid-19 pandemic began

Health authorities take ‘exceptional measure’ given special challenges presented in carrying out contact tracing of residents in subdivided flats.

16 Jan 2021 - 12:45AM

Health authorities take ‘exceptional measure’ given special challenges presented in carrying out contact tracing of residents in subdivided flats.

Hong Kong issues isolation order for entire residential blocks for first time since Covid-19 pandemic began
Hong Kong fourth wave: free Covid-19 jabs for all residents as city secures 15 million vaccine doses from Sinovac, Pfizer, with first batch arriving in January

Advance agreement will see Sinovac and partners BioNTech and Pfizer provide 7.5 million jabs each for city residents, while deal with AstraZeneca is in works.

16 Dec 2020 - 2:17PM

Advance agreement will see Sinovac and partners BioNTech and Pfizer provide 7.5 million jabs each for city residents, while deal with AstraZeneca is in works.

Hong Kong fourth wave: free Covid-19 jabs for all residents as city secures 15 million vaccine doses from Sinovac, Pfizer, with first batch arriving in January
Hong Kong seeks bigger stake in Zhuhai airport to ensure it has say in its future development, officials say

Negotiations to increase 55 per cent stake will start soon, Airport Authority Hong Kong says.

3 Dec 2020 - 11:54PM

Negotiations to increase 55 per cent stake will start soon, Airport Authority Hong Kong says.

Hong Kong seeks bigger stake in Zhuhai airport to ensure it has say in its future development, officials say
Coronavirus: Singapore travel bubble postponed by two weeks, as Hong Kong hit with surge in Covid-19 cases

Commerce minister Edward Yau says both governments agreed to delay the launch of the arrangement.

22 Nov 2020 - 6:22AM

Commerce minister Edward Yau says both governments agreed to delay the launch of the arrangement.

Coronavirus: Singapore travel bubble postponed by two weeks, as Hong Kong hit with surge in Covid-19 cases
Coronavirus: Hong Kong set to reveal details of travel bubble with Singapore, steps to cut quarantine for returnees from Guangdong

More measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 will also be revealed at a government press conference on Wednesday morning.

11 Nov 2020 - 12:15AM

More measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 will also be revealed at a government press conference on Wednesday morning.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong set to reveal details of travel bubble with Singapore, steps to cut quarantine for returnees from Guangdong
Hong Kong-mainland China travel hopes raised as Guangdong softens Covid-19 demands for border deal

Neighbouring province is rowing back from zero infections requirement for Hong Kong but will impose new contact-tracing condition for telecoms firms, sources say.

9 Nov 2020 - 11:33PM

Neighbouring province is rowing back from zero infections requirement for Hong Kong but will impose new contact-tracing condition for telecoms firms, sources say.

Hong Kong-mainland China travel hopes raised as Guangdong softens Covid-19 demands for border deal
Coronavirus: Hong Kong relaxes social-distancing rules on local tour groups and weddings, as city records five new Covid-19 cases

Wedding ceremonies will be allowed up to 50 attendees, though food and drink will not be permitted, while travel agencies given checklist to abide by.

20 Oct 2020 - 11:20PM

Wedding ceremonies will be allowed up to 50 attendees, though food and drink will not be permitted, while travel agencies given checklist to abide by.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong relaxes social-distancing rules on local tour groups and weddings, as city records five new Covid-19 cases
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s private doctors urged to step up vigilance and test patients with mild symptoms, city confirms 12 new cases

Experts have debated on need for wider tests, with city experiencing rise in local cases in past week.

15 Oct 2020 - 11:06PM

Experts have debated on need for wider tests, with city experiencing rise in local cases in past week.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s private doctors urged to step up vigilance and test patients with mild symptoms, city confirms 12 new cases
Hong Kong officials study compulsory Covid-19 testing for performing musicians as Tropical Storm Nangka delays confirmation of cases

Government insider reveals talks ongoing over mandatory pre-performance screening of orchestral musicians.

14 Oct 2020 - 11:59PM

Government insider reveals talks ongoing over mandatory pre-performance screening of orchestral musicians.

Hong Kong officials study compulsory Covid-19 testing for performing musicians as Tropical Storm Nangka delays confirmation of cases
Hong Kong records no new local Covid-19 cases for first time since third wave began, as pubs, swimming pools to reopen

City sees just four imported infections on Tuesday, as swimming pools, pubs, bars, and other premises will be allowed to reopen at the end of the week.

15 Sep 2020 - 10:59PM

City sees just four imported infections on Tuesday, as swimming pools, pubs, bars, and other premises will be allowed to reopen at the end of the week.

Hong Kong records no new local Covid-19 cases for first time since third wave began, as pubs, swimming pools to reopen
Former face of Hong Kong police will no longer be travelling to UK for training after programme suspended

The coronavirus pandemic was cited as a reason for the suspension, but the British also pointedly mentioned the city’s new national security law.

17 Aug 2020 - 12:00AM

The coronavirus pandemic was cited as a reason for the suspension, but the British also pointedly mentioned the city’s new national security law.

Former face of Hong Kong police will no longer be travelling to UK for training after programme suspended
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s top adviser has account at US bank closed

Executive Council convenor Bernard Chan believes move was made because he is considered to be a ‘politically exposed person’.

28 Jul 2020 - 11:40PM

Executive Council convenor Bernard Chan believes move was made because he is considered to be a ‘politically exposed person’.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s top adviser has account at US bank closed
Hong Kong third wave: record 145 Covid-19 cases trigger toughest preventive measures yet

Government further limits public gatherings and makes wearing masks mandatory in outdoor public places.

28 Jul 2020 - 1:03PM

Government further limits public gatherings and makes wearing masks mandatory in outdoor public places.

Hong Kong third wave: record 145 Covid-19 cases trigger toughest preventive measures yet
Hong Kong third wave: ‘mainland Chinese health authorities have offered Covid-19 help, with city likely to accept’

Official agencies among the mainland health organisations willing to provide medical equipment, expertise and testing support, source says.

22 Jul 2020 - 11:56PM

Official agencies among the mainland health organisations willing to provide medical equipment, expertise and testing support, source says.

Hong Kong third wave: ‘mainland Chinese health authorities have offered Covid-19 help, with city likely to accept’
Hong Kong protests: legal scholar convicted over role in rallies keeps university job, for now

University of Hong Kong is reviewing whether legal scholar should be sacked after being found guilty of public nuisance charges stemming from 2014.

11 Jul 2020 - 5:11AM

University of Hong Kong is reviewing whether legal scholar should be sacked after being found guilty of public nuisance charges stemming from 2014.

Hong Kong protests: legal scholar convicted over role in rallies keeps university job, for now
Coronavirus: Hong Kong steps up Covid-19 testing to cover all Beijing arrivals by air

Mandatory testing is immediately extended to Beijing air arrivals exempted from 14-day quarantine requirements, as part of Hong Kong government’s response to cluster of infections in the capital.

18 Jun 2020 - 12:00AM

Mandatory testing is immediately extended to Beijing air arrivals exempted from 14-day quarantine requirements, as part of Hong Kong government’s response to cluster of infections in the capital.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong steps up Covid-19 testing to cover all Beijing arrivals by air
Hong Kong protest chaos drives departing Education University boss Frederick Ma to run character classes for young people

Frederick Ma will step down as Education University’s council chairman to focus on offering character education courses to young people.

23 Apr 2020 - 3:52PM

Frederick Ma will step down as Education University’s council chairman to focus on offering character education courses to young people.

Hong Kong protest chaos drives departing Education University boss Frederick Ma to run character classes for young people
Coronavirus: Hong Kong homeowners at lower risk of facing negative equity or defaulting on mortgages than during Sars, finance chief says

Paul Chan delivers upbeat assessment of property market, saying conditions are much better now than during the previous health crisis, and government sees no need to relax cooling measures.

17 Apr 2020 - 9:29AM

Paul Chan delivers upbeat assessment of property market, saying conditions are much better now than during the previous health crisis, and government sees no need to relax cooling measures.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong homeowners at lower risk of facing negative equity or defaulting on mortgages than during Sars, finance chief says
Coronavirus: Hong Kong finance chief rules out issuing bonds to pay for pandemic deficit

The city is bracing for a massive funding shortfall as the health crisis wreaks havoc on the economy. But Paul Chan says the government will not sell debt to cover expenditures although bonds might be issued for infrastructure projects.

16 Apr 2020 - 1:07PM

The city is bracing for a massive funding shortfall as the health crisis wreaks havoc on the economy. But Paul Chan says the government will not sell debt to cover expenditures although bonds might be issued for infrastructure projects.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong finance chief rules out issuing bonds to pay for pandemic deficit
Hong Kong well-positioned to withstand currency attacks, even with coronavirus spending, Financial Secretary Paul Chan says

A currency-swap mechanism with the People’s Bank of China and a new US Federal Reserve deal are available to thwart speculators targeting the city.

16 Apr 2020 - 1:09PM

A currency-swap mechanism with the People’s Bank of China and a new US Federal Reserve deal are available to thwart speculators targeting the city.

Hong Kong well-positioned to withstand currency attacks, even with coronavirus spending, Financial Secretary Paul Chan says
Coronavirus: small firms in Hong Kong to get faster access to loan scheme to help them stay afloat, says finance chief Paul Chan

Financial Secretary Paul Chan also promises that the government will create more jobs as he sets out his views in a panel discussion held by the Post as part of its Redefining Hong Kong series.

12 Mar 2020 - 4:54AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan also promises that the government will create more jobs as he sets out his views in a panel discussion held by the Post as part of its Redefining Hong Kong series.

Coronavirus: small firms in Hong Kong to get faster access to loan scheme to help them stay afloat, says finance chief Paul Chan
Hong Kong’s financial secretary to deliver budget address in person at Legislative Council next week, despite coronavirus disruptions

Paul Chan’s fourth budget speech will detail the extent of the city’s first deficit in 15 years.

21 Feb 2020 - 11:57PM

Paul Chan’s fourth budget speech will detail the extent of the city’s first deficit in 15 years.

Hong Kong’s financial secretary to deliver budget address in person at Legislative Council next week, despite coronavirus disruptions
Coronavirus: Hong Kong Disneyland to lend vacant sites to government for quarantine facilities

Hong Kong government has secured consent to use 60-hectare site reserved for the theme park’s expansion, officials reveal.

15 Feb 2020 - 12:27AM

Hong Kong government has secured consent to use 60-hectare site reserved for the theme park’s expansion, officials reveal.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong Disneyland to lend vacant sites to government for quarantine facilities
Coronavirus: Hong Kong students and civil servants asked to help monitor people returning from mainland China as mandatory quarantine comes into force

Department of Health director writes to city’s universities asking for unpaid volunteers to help monitor people returning from mainland China, while Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung urges civil servants to play their part.

7 Feb 2020 - 5:59PM

Department of Health director writes to city’s universities asking for unpaid volunteers to help monitor people returning from mainland China, while Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung urges civil servants to play their part.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong students and civil servants asked to help monitor people returning from mainland China as mandatory quarantine comes into force
Hundreds gather at Hong Kong Space Museum to watch partial solar eclipse

Tourist attraction provided telescopes and eclipse filters as families and visitors flocked to site to watch event.

26 Dec 2019 - 7:08PM

Tourist attraction provided telescopes and eclipse filters as families and visitors flocked to site to watch event.

Hundreds gather at Hong Kong Space Museum to watch partial solar eclipse
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.

12 Nov 2020 - 1:29PM

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