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 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.

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