Peace Chiu

Peace is a reporter at the Post on the Hong Kong desk, specialising in education and social policies. She joined the Post in 2016, having previously worked in Singapore for 938NOW and Yahoo.
Peace Chiu
Peace is a reporter at the Post on the Hong Kong desk, specialising in education and social policies. She joined the Post in 2016, having previously worked in Singapore for 938NOW and Yahoo.

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Dialogue with Hong Kong government over extradition bill ‘not realistic’, Joshua Wong and fellow student leader say

Demosisto secretary general says he or other political groups cannot expect to represent all those who marched on June 16.

24 Jun 2019 - 7:48PM

Demosisto secretary general says he or other political groups cannot expect to represent all those who marched on June 16.

Dialogue with Hong Kong government over extradition bill ‘not realistic’, Joshua Wong and fellow student leader say
Rents for subdivided flats in Hong Kong hit a new high, concern group study shows

Report also finds that rent takes up 41 per cent of occupants’ income, a proportion up from the year before, and this is likely to be bigger, factoring in bills.

24 Jun 2019 - 2:02PM

Report also finds that rent takes up 41 per cent of occupants’ income, a proportion up from the year before, and this is likely to be bigger, factoring in bills.

Rents for subdivided flats in Hong Kong hit a new high, concern group study shows
Police chief defends restrained approach to Hong Kong anti-extradition protesters’ siege of HQ

Officers had to stand by as protesters threw eggs at their Wan Chai headquarters and vandalised the building’s walls. Stephen Lo says decision not to crack down was ‘made with public interest and officers’ well-being in mind’.

23 Jun 2019 - 3:15PM

Officers had to stand by as protesters threw eggs at their Wan Chai headquarters and vandalised the building’s walls. Stephen Lo says decision not to crack down was ‘made with public interest and officers’ well-being in mind’.

Police chief defends restrained approach to Hong Kong anti-extradition protesters’ siege of HQ
How do you follow a record-breaking march with an estimated 2 million turnout? Hong Kong’s extradition bill protesters face challenges deciding their next step

Thousands remained to occupy roads after Sunday’s march and hundreds stayed overnight, but as crowds swelled again on Monday morning, no one was sure what to do next.

19 Jun 2019 - 12:04PM

Thousands remained to occupy roads after Sunday’s march and hundreds stayed overnight, but as crowds swelled again on Monday morning, no one was sure what to do next.

How do you follow a record-breaking march with an estimated 2 million turnout? Hong Kong’s extradition bill protesters face challenges deciding their next step
Hong Kong extradition bill: Financial Secretary Paul Chan says city economy ‘inevitably affected by protests’ but remains stable

Disruption is inevitable due to civil tensions but government is monitoring economic conditions and preparing for risks, says Paul Chan.

19 Jun 2019 - 3:59PM

Disruption is inevitable due to civil tensions but government is monitoring economic conditions and preparing for risks, says Paul Chan.

Hong Kong extradition bill: Financial Secretary Paul Chan says city economy ‘inevitably affected by protests’ but remains stable
With work culture of long hours and little flexibility, how can Hong Kong get women and retirees back into labour force?

With an ageing population and low fertility rate, Hong Kong is facing a shrinking labour force. But getting more people to join or re-enter the workforce is no easy matter.

15 Jun 2019 - 9:13AM

With an ageing population and low fertility rate, Hong Kong is facing a shrinking labour force. But getting more people to join or re-enter the workforce is no easy matter.

With work culture of long hours and little flexibility, how can Hong Kong get women and retirees back into labour force?
Two Hong Kong women found dead in Tai Kok Tsui ‘double suicide’

Security guard called police after noticing smell coming from subdivided unit. The pair were lying on beds, with burnt charcoal next to them.

12 Jun 2019 - 12:55PM

Security guard called police after noticing smell coming from subdivided unit. The pair were lying on beds, with burnt charcoal next to them.

Two Hong Kong women found dead in Tai Kok Tsui ‘double suicide’
Hong Kong extradition bill: education boss Christine Choi condemns teachers and students for plotting classroom boycotts

Largest teachers’ union to discuss strike action and petitions call on teachers to join mass protest, but senior officials urge them not to disrupt learning.

12 Jun 2019 - 3:59AM

Largest teachers’ union to discuss strike action and petitions call on teachers to join mass protest, but senior officials urge them not to disrupt learning.

Hong Kong extradition bill: education boss Christine Choi condemns teachers and students for plotting classroom boycotts
Hong Kong government’s plan to boost social welfare sector neglects much-needed mental wellness centres, advocates say

Lawmaker expresses concern over apparent lack of support for those with mental illnesses in government’s new HK$20 billion health care plan.

8 Jun 2019 - 11:23PM

Lawmaker expresses concern over apparent lack of support for those with mental illnesses in government’s new HK$20 billion health care plan.

Hong Kong government’s plan to boost social welfare sector neglects much-needed mental wellness centres, advocates say
Born in Hong Kong but living on the mainland: for the city’s cross-border commuter schoolchildren, obstacles to development remain

The 28,000 mainland pupils who cross the border to attend school in Hong Kong each day have trouble accessing services and often miss out on extracurricular activities.

8 Jun 2019 - 8:21AM

The 28,000 mainland pupils who cross the border to attend school in Hong Kong each day have trouble accessing services and often miss out on extracurricular activities.

Born in Hong Kong but living on the mainland: for the city’s cross-border commuter schoolchildren, obstacles to development remain
HK$20 billion allocated to buy properties for welfare facilities will not be enough to fund premises earmarked, Hong Kong government paper reveals

Instead of the 130 facilities announced in February’s budget, the Social Welfare Department released a list of about 160 in the city’s 18 districts, including 55 elderly activity centres and 28 childcare centres.

4 Jun 2019 - 7:00AM

Instead of the 130 facilities announced in February’s budget, the Social Welfare Department released a list of about 160 in the city’s 18 districts, including 55 elderly activity centres and 28 childcare centres.

HK$20 billion allocated to buy properties for welfare facilities will not be enough to fund premises earmarked, Hong Kong government paper reveals
More than 11,000 plastic bottles collected on Hong Kong beaches in past year, with over a third possibly washed over from mainland China

More than 11,000 bottles found in past year across city’s coastlines, with over a third found with labelling that suggested origins from across the border

2 Jun 2019 - 9:22PM

More than 11,000 bottles found in past year across city’s coastlines, with over a third found with labelling that suggested origins from across the border

More than 11,000 plastic bottles collected on Hong Kong beaches in past year, with over a third possibly washed over from mainland China
Hong Kong public hospitals under pressure as Consumer Council study reveals scale of patients with private medical insurance being treated under state system

Private health cover is surging, but survey shows fears over disputed claims and poor coverage mean policy holders seek treatment at public hospitals instead.

29 May 2019 - 10:46PM

Private health cover is surging, but survey shows fears over disputed claims and poor coverage mean policy holders seek treatment at public hospitals instead.

Hong Kong public hospitals under pressure as Consumer Council study reveals scale of patients with private medical insurance being treated under state system
Mentally disabled Hong Kong woman who gouged out her sister’s eye sent to psychiatric hospital after court rules her unfit to stand trial

Court told Ma Wai-king, 59, has mind of a 21-month-old child and orders her detained at Castle Peak Hospital for six months.

30 May 2019 - 12:01PM

Court told Ma Wai-king, 59, has mind of a 21-month-old child and orders her detained at Castle Peak Hospital for six months.

Mentally disabled Hong Kong woman who gouged out her sister’s eye sent to psychiatric hospital after court rules her unfit to stand trial
24,000 of Hong Kong’s poorest households set to get subsidy of up to HK$10,000 to help revamp subdivided flats

Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says the HK$290 million plan to improve living conditions for needy families is a better measure than providing rental support.

27 May 2019 - 6:58AM

Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says the HK$290 million plan to improve living conditions for needy families is a better measure than providing rental support.

24,000 of Hong Kong’s poorest households set to get subsidy of up to HK$10,000 to help revamp subdivided flats
Capping rents in Link Reit public shopping malls shot down by Hong Kong government officials who say it is incompatible with Basic Law

Major setback for bill proposed by two lawmakers covering shopping malls as government refuses to support it.

24 May 2019 - 11:19PM

Major setback for bill proposed by two lawmakers covering shopping malls as government refuses to support it.

Capping rents in Link Reit public shopping malls shot down by Hong Kong government officials who say it is incompatible with Basic Law
Elderly and disabled Hong Kong residents protest against ‘cosmetic’ government plan to improve conditions at care homes

Recommendations include raising space to 3 square metres per resident – but Lawmaker blasts proposal as ‘far from meeting basic needs’.

24 May 2019 - 11:12PM

Recommendations include raising space to 3 square metres per resident – but Lawmaker blasts proposal as ‘far from meeting basic needs’.

Elderly and disabled Hong Kong residents protest against ‘cosmetic’ government plan to improve conditions at care homes
Cornell University scientist Maria Jasin famed for trailblazing DNA research towards cancer breakthrough wins a Shaw Prize in Hong Kong

Genetics researcher Maria Jasin given Shaw Prize for services to gene-editing.

22 May 2019 - 9:21AM

Genetics researcher Maria Jasin given Shaw Prize for services to gene-editing.

Cornell University scientist Maria Jasin famed for trailblazing DNA research towards cancer breakthrough wins a Shaw Prize in Hong Kong
One-fifth of Hong Kong parents under too much strain at home, survey finds, leaving little time to ask children about their problems

The main causes of stress listed in the poll are dealing with children’s school work and emotions.

19 May 2019 - 9:32PM

The main causes of stress listed in the poll are dealing with children’s school work and emotions.

One-fifth of Hong Kong parents under too much strain at home, survey finds, leaving little time to ask children about their problems
Guilt and social pressure making young Hongkongers choose all work and no play

A survey by NGO Breakthrough shows 40 per cent of young people feel guilty or fearful when taking breaks from work or study, something the organisation says is the product of a society that takes a dim view of rest.

16 May 2019 - 8:00AM

A survey by NGO Breakthrough shows 40 per cent of young people feel guilty or fearful when taking breaks from work or study, something the organisation says is the product of a society that takes a dim view of rest.

Guilt and social pressure making young Hongkongers choose all work and no play
Eight months on, Hong Kong’s Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground has still not recovered from Typhoon Mangkhut

The most intense typhoon in Hong Kong’s history severely damaged the power supply, roof, track and grass pitch at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground. Local residents are inconvenienced by its continued closure – and worried about the next typhoon season.

13 May 2019 - 10:30AM

The most intense typhoon in Hong Kong’s history severely damaged the power supply, roof, track and grass pitch at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground. Local residents are inconvenienced by its continued closure – and worried about the next typhoon season.

Eight months on, Hong Kong’s Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground has still not recovered from Typhoon Mangkhut
New government scheme will allow Hong Kong’s elderly folk to get loans by using their life insurance policies as collaterals

The Policy Reverse Mortgage Programme will convert a policy’s death benefits into cash flows while the person is still alive

13 May 2019 - 8:00AM

The Policy Reverse Mortgage Programme will convert a policy’s death benefits into cash flows while the person is still alive

New government scheme will allow Hong Kong’s elderly folk to get loans by using their life insurance policies as collaterals
New trust for Hongkongers with special needs receives lukewarm response with only four applications in more than a month

High admission fee remains the thorn in side of parents considering an account, with only four applications received since March 25.

6 May 2019 - 11:36AM

High admission fee remains the thorn in side of parents considering an account, with only four applications received since March 25.

New trust for Hongkongers with special needs receives lukewarm response with only four applications in more than a month
Hong Kong graduates of mainland universities are flocking to the Greater Bay Area – with 60 per cent working there or planning to

Survey finds 60 per cent of Hong Kong graduates of mainland universities were already working in the Greater Bay Area – or intend to – despite lower salaries.

5 May 2019 - 11:05PM

Survey finds 60 per cent of Hong Kong graduates of mainland universities were already working in the Greater Bay Area – or intend to – despite lower salaries.

Hong Kong graduates of mainland universities are flocking to the Greater Bay Area – with 60 per cent working there or planning to
Animal shelter nightmare: inspectors discover 36 dead cats and dogs at decrepit New Territories facility as rescue mission continues

Dead cats and dogs found ‘on the ground, beds, cupboards or in cages’. Inspector believes many died of thirst, starvation or disease.

29 Apr 2019 - 6:34AM

Dead cats and dogs found ‘on the ground, beds, cupboards or in cages’. Inspector believes many died of thirst, starvation or disease.

Animal shelter nightmare: inspectors discover 36 dead cats and dogs at decrepit New Territories facility as rescue mission continues
15-year wait for hostel care: the plight of Hong Kong’s intellectually disabled who face life without family to help

Pauline Lau and her husband fear for their son’s future after they are no longer around to care for him. With a place at a care home seemingly out of reach, their predicament is a familiar story for many parents with disabled children.

27 Apr 2019 - 11:25PM

Pauline Lau and her husband fear for their son’s future after they are no longer around to care for him. With a place at a care home seemingly out of reach, their predicament is a familiar story for many parents with disabled children.

15-year wait for hostel care: the plight of Hong Kong’s intellectually disabled who face life without family to help
Death of Filipino helper whose chronic illness could have been treated with medication puts focus back on conditions for domestic workers in Hong Kong

Friends and family members say her brief time in the city as a domestic worker was marked by long working hours, insufficient food and rest, and a lack of care from her employers when she fell seriously ill.

21 Apr 2019 - 8:52AM

Friends and family members say her brief time in the city as a domestic worker was marked by long working hours, insufficient food and rest, and a lack of care from her employers when she fell seriously ill.

Death of Filipino helper whose chronic illness could have been treated with medication puts focus back on conditions for domestic workers in Hong Kong
Hong Kong film industry gets major breakthrough with mainland China deal, but Chief Executive Carrie Lam says it comes with conditions

Authorities agree to relax regulations including dropping restrictions on number of Hongkongers in mainland Chinese productions, but city’s leader says filmmakers will still have to respect regulations across the border.

16 Apr 2019 - 11:29PM

Authorities agree to relax regulations including dropping restrictions on number of Hongkongers in mainland Chinese productions, but city’s leader says filmmakers will still have to respect regulations across the border.

Hong Kong film industry gets major breakthrough with mainland China deal, but Chief Executive Carrie Lam says it comes with conditions
Hong Kong sashimi lovers beware: watchdog finds excessive mercury levels in over 50 per cent of raw tuna samples

Of 19 samples taken from local restaurants and supermarkets, 10 were found to contain mercury levels exceeding the limit by 6 per cent to nearly 200 per cent.

15 Apr 2019 - 10:52PM

Of 19 samples taken from local restaurants and supermarkets, 10 were found to contain mercury levels exceeding the limit by 6 per cent to nearly 200 per cent.

Hong Kong sashimi lovers beware: watchdog finds excessive mercury levels in over 50 per cent of raw tuna samples
Think twice before using kitchen paper towels? Alarming bacteria count found in some brands, Hong Kong Consumer Council says

Five out of 15 brands showed bacteria levels exceeding standards, with one type up to four times over the limit.

15 Apr 2019 - 10:52PM

Five out of 15 brands showed bacteria levels exceeding standards, with one type up to four times over the limit.

Think twice before using kitchen paper towels? Alarming bacteria count found in some brands, Hong Kong Consumer Council says