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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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 - 9:47PM

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
Hong Kong teachers and principals need pay rises and promotions, Carrie Lam’s education task force says

Among recommendations of the Task Force on Professional Development of Teachers is increasing some salaries by as much as HK$27,180 per month.

26 Mar 2019 - 10:05PM

Among recommendations of the Task Force on Professional Development of Teachers is increasing some salaries by as much as HK$27,180 per month.

Hong Kong teachers and principals need pay rises and promotions, Carrie Lam’s education task force says
The Hong Kong home for the elderly where human touch makes all the difference for residents

In a city where decent care facilities for the elderly are in short supply, the good practices at Chuk Lam Ming Tong Care and Attention Home for the Aged have drawn staff of around 100 social welfare organisations to visit and learn.

24 Mar 2019 - 5:35PM

In a city where decent care facilities for the elderly are in short supply, the good practices at Chuk Lam Ming Tong Care and Attention Home for the Aged have drawn staff of around 100 social welfare organisations to visit and learn.

The Hong Kong home for the elderly where human touch makes all the difference for residents
Measles outbreak in Hong Kong hits 5-year high, as Cathay employee is one of the latest to go down with highly contagious disease

Cathay Pacific employee latest to catch highly contagious disease as number of Hongkongers infected reaches 19, but officials say vaccination rates in city mean full-scale outbreak is unlikely.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:03AM

Cathay Pacific employee latest to catch highly contagious disease as number of Hongkongers infected reaches 19, but officials say vaccination rates in city mean full-scale outbreak is unlikely.

Measles outbreak in Hong Kong hits 5-year high, as Cathay employee is one of the latest to go down with highly contagious disease
Kaws: Holiday arrives in Hong Kong and is fairly relaxed about it

The 37-metre-long work by the US artist was floated out into Victoria Harbour, which will be its home until the end of the month.

22 Mar 2019 - 11:23PM

The 37-metre-long work by the US artist was floated out into Victoria Harbour, which will be its home until the end of the month.

Kaws: Holiday arrives in Hong Kong and is fairly relaxed about it
Why fourth-generation Hongkonger of Pakistani origin who was first stopped and searched by police at age 8 can’t count on racial discrimination law for help

Social work student Waqas says he has been stopped by police 30 times over the past decade and feels fear and anger whenever he spots officers.

21 Mar 2019 - 7:30AM

Social work student Waqas says he has been stopped by police 30 times over the past decade and feels fear and anger whenever he spots officers.

Why fourth-generation Hongkonger of Pakistani origin who was first stopped and searched by police at age 8 can’t count on racial discrimination law for help
Central-Admiralty MTR suspension ‘may last into Tuesday’, Hong Kong’s rail operator says, after train crash

MTR Corp says it needs time to investigate crash and remove battered carriages from site.

18 Mar 2019 - 5:27PM

MTR Corp says it needs time to investigate crash and remove battered carriages from site.

Central-Admiralty MTR suspension ‘may last into Tuesday’, Hong Kong’s rail operator says, after train crash
Explainer | Hong Kong’s health voucher scheme for the elderly has been running for a decade – so why are curbs on usage being imposed and what effect will they have?

Critics have long highlighted the potential for misuse of the vouchers, which were first introduced in the form of a pilot scheme in 2009.

14 Mar 2019 - 9:33AM

Critics have long highlighted the potential for misuse of the vouchers, which were first introduced in the form of a pilot scheme in 2009.

Hong Kong’s health voucher scheme for the elderly has been running for a decade – so why are curbs on usage being imposed and what effect will they have?
Parents of children with special needs say HK$200,000 entrance threshold for new trust is too high and out of reach for the average Hongkonger

Government says new trust is aimed at middle-class families as lawmaker points to HK$28,000 trust entry fee in Singapore.

11 Mar 2019 - 10:33PM

Government says new trust is aimed at middle-class families as lawmaker points to HK$28,000 trust entry fee in Singapore.

Parents of children with special needs say HK$200,000 entrance threshold for new trust is too high and out of reach for the average Hongkonger
Change could be on the way for Hong Kong’s cramped care homes – but no time soon

Calls for action after reports of rooms as small as 32 sq ft.

10 Mar 2019 - 10:26PM

Calls for action after reports of rooms as small as 32 sq ft.

Change could be on the way for Hong Kong’s cramped care homes – but no time soon
Education Bureau will take part in investigation into Hong Kong teacher’s death, says minister

Kevin Yeung said a special task force would try to establish if school management needs to be improved after death of teacher in Tin Shui Wai on Wednesday.

9 Mar 2019 - 11:30PM

Kevin Yeung said a special task force would try to establish if school management needs to be improved after death of teacher in Tin Shui Wai on Wednesday.

Education Bureau will take part in investigation into Hong Kong teacher’s death, says minister
Union warns of industrial action if support staff at Hong Kong’s public hospitals do not get 12 per cent pay rise in line with proposed increase for new recruits

The demand came as the union held a protest attended by 70 personal care assistants to call for similar wage rises for new recruits and experienced workers.

4 Mar 2019 - 10:53PM

The demand came as the union held a protest attended by 70 personal care assistants to call for similar wage rises for new recruits and experienced workers.

Union warns of industrial action if support staff at Hong Kong’s public hospitals do not get 12 per cent pay rise in line with proposed increase for new recruits
Is Hong Kong’s government targeting the powerless in elderly welfare scheme change that has scandalised city?

Critics call out authorities over assumption that less welfare payments will lead to more incentive for older people to continue working.

2 Mar 2019 - 2:12PM

Critics call out authorities over assumption that less welfare payments will lead to more incentive for older people to continue working.

Is Hong Kong’s government targeting the powerless in elderly welfare scheme change that has scandalised city?
Hong Kong welfare chief says plan to buy private properties will not raise real estate prices

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong dismisses range of concerns, including the chance of collusion and effect on real estate prices.

1 Mar 2019 - 11:09AM

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong dismisses range of concerns, including the chance of collusion and effect on real estate prices.

Hong Kong welfare chief says plan to buy private properties will not raise real estate prices
Plan to splash HK$20 billion on property for care facilities announced in Paul Chan’s 2019 budget

Financial secretary says administration will buy 60 properties to house 130 venues.

28 Feb 2019 - 7:34AM

Financial secretary says administration will buy 60 properties to house 130 venues.

Plan to splash HK$20 billion on property for care facilities announced in Paul Chan’s 2019 budget
Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan dials down budget relief measures after smaller surplus

Minister offers taxpayers HK$33.9 billion in rates and tax concessions, nearly HK$10 billion less than last year’s package.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:33PM

Minister offers taxpayers HK$33.9 billion in rates and tax concessions, nearly HK$10 billion less than last year’s package.

Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan dials down budget relief measures after smaller surplus
‘Cut funding to sports clubs without anti-sex-harassment policies’, Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission tells government

Equality watchdog’s survey finds more clubs putting guidelines in place, but it says there is still not enough being done.

26 Feb 2019 - 12:17AM

Equality watchdog’s survey finds more clubs putting guidelines in place, but it says there is still not enough being done.

‘Cut funding to sports clubs without anti-sex-harassment policies’, Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission tells government
HK$500 million expected in budget to upgrade Hong Kong’s toilets, but what can city learn from Singapore’s clean experience?

Advocates say HK$500 million to revamp 200 facilities not enough without maintenance and public education. Authorities urged to look into regular checks, tender system for contractors and better wages for cleaners.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:26AM

Advocates say HK$500 million to revamp 200 facilities not enough without maintenance and public education. Authorities urged to look into regular checks, tender system for contractors and better wages for cleaners.

HK$500 million expected in budget to upgrade Hong Kong’s toilets, but what can city learn from Singapore’s clean experience?
Number of child abuse cases in Hong Kong hits 14-year high, as activists urge action from Commission on Children

Latest official data shows Child Protection Registry recorded 1,064 new cases last year, up from 947 in 2017.

24 Feb 2019 - 10:59PM

Latest official data shows Child Protection Registry recorded 1,064 new cases last year, up from 947 in 2017.

Number of child abuse cases in Hong Kong hits 14-year high, as activists urge action from Commission on Children
Nearly half of Hong Kong parents of autistic children have witnessed them being picked on or told to behave, survey shows

Charity calls for more understanding and integration with wider society.

24 Feb 2019 - 10:49PM

Charity calls for more understanding and integration with wider society.

Nearly half of Hong Kong parents of autistic children have witnessed them being picked on or told to behave, survey shows
Elderly Hongkongers driven to thoughts of murder and suicide by cost of living beg government for help

As the city’s population grows older, stories of elderly couples struggling to get by are becoming more common. For Hong Kong’s less fortunate, some of whom are under mental anguish caring for loved ones, the government is their last hope.

24 Feb 2019 - 12:28PM

As the city’s population grows older, stories of elderly couples struggling to get by are becoming more common. For Hong Kong’s less fortunate, some of whom are under mental anguish caring for loved ones, the government is their last hope.

Elderly Hongkongers driven to thoughts of murder and suicide by cost of living beg government for help
Tsinghua University takes top spot from National University of Singapore in Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific rankings in a first for mainland Chinese institution

The university, which counts President Xi Jinping among its alumni, has unseated the National University of Singapore from the top spot in Times Higher Education’s rankings.

21 Feb 2019 - 11:38AM

The university, which counts President Xi Jinping among its alumni, has unseated the National University of Singapore from the top spot in Times Higher Education’s rankings.

Tsinghua University takes top spot from National University of Singapore in Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific rankings in a first for mainland Chinese institution
Authorities send warning to bus operators after glitch disrupts multiple KMB services during Hong Kong morning rush hour

Drivers have to be manually given route assignments and information because of system errors.

18 Feb 2019 - 9:45PM

Drivers have to be manually given route assignments and information because of system errors.

Authorities send warning to bus operators after glitch disrupts multiple KMB services during Hong Kong morning rush hour
Hong Kong retirement age must rise or legislation may be needed, Elderly Commission chief says

Elderly Commission chief Dr Lam Ching-choi says officials must do more to encourage change in both publicly funded organisations and the private sector.

17 Feb 2019 - 10:11PM

Elderly Commission chief Dr Lam Ching-choi says officials must do more to encourage change in both publicly funded organisations and the private sector.

Hong Kong retirement age must rise or legislation may be needed, Elderly Commission chief says
Hong Kong cab driver dies after crashing into barrier on West Kowloon Corridor

Two female passengers in the taxi escape uninjured.

14 Feb 2019 - 4:21AM

Two female passengers in the taxi escape uninjured.

Hong Kong cab driver dies after crashing into barrier on West Kowloon Corridor
After spate of suspected child abuse cases, Hong Kong puts social workers in kindergartens

Three-year plan will provide services for about 150,000 children and their families.

7 Feb 2019 - 10:33PM

Three-year plan will provide services for about 150,000 children and their families.

After spate of suspected child abuse cases, Hong Kong puts social workers in kindergartens
University of Hong Kong students vote massively against all candidates for union leadership posts ‘over conservative stances’

With no other contenders in race, results mean union could end up with management not installed by the popular vote. Observers say voters expect body to take proactive stance on societal and campus affairs.

2 Feb 2019 - 11:09PM

With no other contenders in race, results mean union could end up with management not installed by the popular vote. Observers say voters expect body to take proactive stance on societal and campus affairs.

University of Hong Kong students vote massively against all candidates for union leadership posts ‘over conservative stances’