Rachel Yeo

Rachel is a Journalism student at Hong Kong Baptist University. She is interested in current affairs in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Rachel Yeo
Rachel is a Journalism student at Hong Kong Baptist University. She is interested in current affairs in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Explainer | Beyond laser pointers and tear gas: the history of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong’s poorest district

The area has been in the news lately because of the ongoing protests that have rocked the city.

24 Aug 2019 - 12:25PM

The area has been in the news lately because of the ongoing protests that have rocked the city.

Beyond laser pointers and tear gas: the history of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong’s poorest district
Hong Kong’s core industries hammered by anti-government protest crisis with deep drops in retail, tourism and stock market  

Economist lament ugly metrics: market down more than 25 per cent, tourist arrivals down 30 per cent and hotel prices slashed in half.

25 Aug 2019 - 5:03PM

Economist lament ugly metrics: market down more than 25 per cent, tourist arrivals down 30 per cent and hotel prices slashed in half.

Hong Kong’s core industries hammered by anti-government protest crisis with deep drops in retail, tourism and stock market
 
Hong Kong rail operator probes leaking of information on service ‘weak spots’ as trains run smoothly after protests kept to minimum at stations

Action had been planned at Kowloon Tong, Lai King and Fortress Hill stations, but protesters mark month since attacks at Yuen Long by showing videos of incident and not delaying travellers.

22 Aug 2019 - 7:34PM

Action had been planned at Kowloon Tong, Lai King and Fortress Hill stations, but protesters mark month since attacks at Yuen Long by showing videos of incident and not delaying travellers.

Hong Kong rail operator probes leaking of information on service ‘weak spots’ as trains run smoothly after protests kept to minimum at stations
Fear grips Hong Kong’s international students enjoying summer break at home as tensions run high over anti-government protests

International students who chose Hong Kong remain a worried lot as they read about violent protests shocking city from hometown during summer break.

20 Aug 2019 - 3:05PM

International students who chose Hong Kong remain a worried lot as they read about violent protests shocking city from hometown during summer break.

Fear grips Hong Kong’s international students enjoying summer break at home as tensions run high over anti-government protests
Explainer | No tear gas, only incense: a Wong Tai Sin before Hong Kong’s protest violence

Apart from its famous temple, Wong Tai Sin also holds some of city’s best-kept secrets throughout its quiet history.

17 Aug 2019 - 11:04AM

Apart from its famous temple, Wong Tai Sin also holds some of city’s best-kept secrets throughout its quiet history.

No tear gas, only incense: a Wong Tai Sin before Hong Kong’s protest violence
Court issues injunction order to remove protesters from Hong Kong airport terminal after they clash with riot police

Protesters fight police in scenes of unprecedented violence at Hong Kong airport, as officials secured an injunction to remove those occupying the terminal building.

14 Aug 2019 - 11:43AM

Protesters fight police in scenes of unprecedented violence at Hong Kong airport, as officials secured an injunction to remove those occupying the terminal building.

Court issues injunction order to remove protesters from Hong Kong airport terminal after they clash with riot police
Anti-government protesters severely disrupt Hong Kong International Airport for second day running

Demonstrators descend on departures area on Tuesday afternoon as airport tries to recover from crippling impact of Monday’s mass sit-in. Angry confrontations ensue between travellers and protesters blocking their path.

13 Aug 2019 - 10:04PM

Demonstrators descend on departures area on Tuesday afternoon as airport tries to recover from crippling impact of Monday’s mass sit-in. Angry confrontations ensue between travellers and protesters blocking their path.

Anti-government protesters severely disrupt Hong Kong International Airport for second day running
Flights out of Hong Kong International Airport cancelled as anti-government protesters occupy terminal building

Demonstrators don eye patches at Lantau Island hub, one of the world’s busiest international airports, in anger that a girl allegedly shot with a police beanbag round could lose an eye.

12 Aug 2019 - 5:48PM

Demonstrators don eye patches at Lantau Island hub, one of the world’s busiest international airports, in anger that a girl allegedly shot with a police beanbag round could lose an eye.

Flights out of Hong Kong International Airport cancelled as anti-government protesters occupy terminal building
Chinese military official in Hong Kong vows to combat ‘evil separatist forces’ and safeguard city’s prosperity and stability

Deputy political commissar of Chinese military garrison vows to combat separatist forces and safeguard Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability

9 Aug 2019 - 3:50PM

Deputy political commissar of Chinese military garrison vows to combat separatist forces and safeguard Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability

Chinese military official in Hong Kong vows to combat ‘evil separatist forces’ and safeguard city’s prosperity and stability
Hong Kong’s summer of discontent could lead to ‘chilly winter’ for tourism and industry figure fears impact could be worse than Sars outbreak

Visitor numbers and hotel occupancy rates down by nearly 30 per cent over past few weeks, while Travel Industry Council chairman Jason Wong says sector is in shock as commerce minister warns about impact on jobs.

9 Aug 2019 - 3:05AM

Visitor numbers and hotel occupancy rates down by nearly 30 per cent over past few weeks, while Travel Industry Council chairman Jason Wong says sector is in shock as commerce minister warns about impact on jobs.

Hong Kong’s summer of discontent could lead to ‘chilly winter’ for tourism and industry figure fears impact could be worse than Sars outbreak
Hong Kong police defend arrest of Baptist University student leader for possessing laser pointers, even as lawmaker and professors question evidence to prove motive of accused

Police defend arrest by showing power of laser beams even as lawmaker and professors say one should be presumed innocent in absence of strong proof.

7 Aug 2019 - 11:30PM

Police defend arrest by showing power of laser beams even as lawmaker and professors say one should be presumed innocent in absence of strong proof.

Hong Kong police defend arrest of Baptist University student leader for possessing laser pointers, even as lawmaker and professors question evidence to prove motive of accused
Celebrities, businesses and school take patriotic stand after Chinese flag protest in Hong Kong

Analysts say mood is shifting in mainland China as demonstrators ‘cross a line’ with national symbols.

6 Aug 2019 - 6:44AM

Analysts say mood is shifting in mainland China as demonstrators ‘cross a line’ with national symbols.

Celebrities, businesses and school take patriotic stand after Chinese flag protest in Hong Kong
Explainer | Hong Kong protests: how the city’s Reddit-like forum LIHKG has become the leading platform for organising demonstrations

Protesters use LIHKG to call for backup or request supplies for those on the front lines of clashes, but forum also has dark side and has been used to expose personal information of police officers.

3 Aug 2019 - 2:39PM

Protesters use LIHKG to call for backup or request supplies for those on the front lines of clashes, but forum also has dark side and has been used to expose personal information of police officers.

Hong Kong protests: how the city’s Reddit-like forum LIHKG has become the leading platform for organising demonstrations
Presidents of government-funded universities step up calls for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to meet demands of extradition protesters

Wei Shyy, of University of Science and Technology, and Stephen Cheung, the head of Education University, urge government to end crisis.

31 Jul 2019 - 11:32PM

Wei Shyy, of University of Science and Technology, and Stephen Cheung, the head of Education University, urge government to end crisis.

Presidents of government-funded universities step up calls for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to meet demands of extradition protesters
Hong Kong train services return to normal as anti-government protesters end blockades at MTR stations

Operations were earlier interrupted at several stations, leading to delays and confrontations. MTR officials plead with protesters not to inconvenience passengers.

30 Jul 2019 - 4:02PM

Operations were earlier interrupted at several stations, leading to delays and confrontations. MTR officials plead with protesters not to inconvenience passengers.

Hong Kong train services return to normal as anti-government protesters end blockades at MTR stations
American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong urges ‘clear leadership’, investigation after more extradition bill clashes

Business group says recent unrest has hit their revenue and fuelled doubts over the city as a safe place to do business.

29 Jul 2019 - 11:23PM

Business group says recent unrest has hit their revenue and fuelled doubts over the city as a safe place to do business.

American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong urges ‘clear leadership’, investigation after more extradition bill clashes
The Hong Kong choir extravaganza that shuns competition in favour of appreciation, and encourages young performers to sing in foreign languages

Some 1,600 take part in concerts for Asia Pacific Choral Summit that seek to eliminate school rivalries and promote shared learning.

27 Jul 2019 - 11:00AM

Some 1,600 take part in concerts for Asia Pacific Choral Summit that seek to eliminate school rivalries and promote shared learning.

The Hong Kong choir extravaganza that shuns competition in favour of appreciation, and encourages young performers to sing in foreign languages
Explainer | The good, bad and ugly of Yuen Long in Hong Kong, a northern town caught up in extradition bill violence

Last weekend’s vicious mob attack at MTR station threw New Territories district into the limelight as new front opens in escalating political crisis.

27 Jul 2019 - 11:30AM

Last weekend’s vicious mob attack at MTR station threw New Territories district into the limelight as new front opens in escalating political crisis.

The good, bad and ugly of Yuen Long in Hong Kong, a northern town caught up in extradition bill violence
Hong Kong MTR officials say normal service returning to East Rail line after derailed maintenance train causes travel chaos

Trains back on track between Tai Po Market and Fo Tan after chaotic nine-hour suspension of services. Rail operator promises probe into incident.

25 Jul 2019 - 11:14PM

Trains back on track between Tai Po Market and Fo Tan after chaotic nine-hour suspension of services. Rail operator promises probe into incident.

Hong Kong MTR officials say normal service returning to East Rail line after derailed maintenance train causes travel chaos
Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong by blocking main MTR rail line

Rush hour train services were disrupted and delayed in Hong Kong on the morning of July 24, 2019, after protesters launched another campaign targeting railway operator MTR Corporation.

24 Jul 2019 - 1:44PM

Rush hour train services were disrupted and delayed in Hong Kong on the morning of July 24, 2019, after protesters launched another campaign targeting railway operator MTR Corporation.

Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong by blocking main MTR rail line
Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong as they block main MTR rail line in city

Disruption at Admiralty station causes Island line services to be delayed as protesters block doors and press emergency buttons.

24 Jul 2019 - 11:39PM

Disruption at Admiralty station causes Island line services to be delayed as protesters block doors and press emergency buttons.

Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong as they block main MTR rail line in city
Hong Kong’s quality of life declined in 2018, annual index shows, and extradition crisis could sink it further

Overall score dropped 0.63 points from 2017 – and researchers warn of downward trend worsening thanks to protests and turmoil.

24 Jul 2019 - 5:36PM

Overall score dropped 0.63 points from 2017 – and researchers warn of downward trend worsening thanks to protests and turmoil.

Hong Kong’s quality of life declined in 2018, annual index shows, and extradition crisis could sink it further
Police remove fences and bus stops from near Hong Kong march site ahead of extradition bill protest planned for Sunday

Street furniture removed is similar to that previously used by demonstrators to make barricades but police say operation is a standard procedure for mass events.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:27PM

Street furniture removed is similar to that previously used by demonstrators to make barricades but police say operation is a standard procedure for mass events.

Police remove fences and bus stops from near Hong Kong march site ahead of extradition bill protest planned for Sunday
Hong Kong’s annual book fair blasts off with science fiction theme and extradition protests as political backdrop

Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin is an early hit at 30th annual book fair – as well as Freedom Is, a collection from the extradition movement.

18 Jul 2019 - 11:31AM

Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin is an early hit at 30th annual book fair – as well as Freedom Is, a collection from the extradition movement.

Hong Kong’s annual book fair blasts off with science fiction theme and extradition protests as political backdrop
Political crisis pervades opening of Hong Kong Book Fair 2019 although concerns over potential disruptions prove unfounded

Queues form hours before 10am opening of seven-day event at convention centre in Wan Chai.

17 Jul 2019 - 11:30PM

Queues form hours before 10am opening of seven-day event at convention centre in Wan Chai.

Political crisis pervades opening of Hong Kong Book Fair 2019 although concerns over potential disruptions prove unfounded
Hong Kong unveils plan to install 400 multifunctional lamp posts as part of smart city drive

Smart lamp posts will be equipped with sensors, cameras, data networks and other facilities but government says it has no plans to collect facial or personal data.

17 Jul 2019 - 9:07AM

Smart lamp posts will be equipped with sensors, cameras, data networks and other facilities but government says it has no plans to collect facial or personal data.

Hong Kong unveils plan to install 400 multifunctional lamp posts  as part of smart city drive
Standard of English on Hong Kong’s phone hotlines barely above adequate, according to assessment of call centre operators

Some 1,000 test calls to operators in five sectors finds flaws, including failure to ask names of customers addressed in English.

16 Jul 2019 - 11:32PM

Some 1,000 test calls to operators in five sectors finds flaws, including failure to ask names of customers addressed in English.

Standard of English on Hong Kong’s phone hotlines barely above adequate, according to assessment of call centre operators
The difference between a Kowloon extradition bill protest and one on Hong Kong Island: it’s more than just fishballs

Internet users pore over why Sunday’s mass protest did not last late into the night, unlike on previous occasions on the other side of Victoria Harbour.

13 Jul 2019 - 4:33PM

Internet users pore over why Sunday’s mass protest did not last late into the night, unlike on previous occasions on the other side of Victoria Harbour.

The difference between a Kowloon extradition bill protest and one on Hong Kong Island: it’s more than just fishballs
Premium taxi scheme holds little appeal for Hong Kong public, survey finds

Only 16 per cent of respondents declare themselves interested in using the new more expensive service announced by government.

12 Jul 2019 - 1:28PM

Only 16 per cent of respondents declare themselves interested in using the new more expensive service announced by government.

Premium taxi scheme holds little appeal for Hong Kong public, survey finds
Chinese language barrier for Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students in Diploma of Secondary Education

Government accused of creating a barrier to education because curriculum bars some students from developing language skills.

11 Jul 2019 - 11:24AM

Government accused of creating a barrier to education because curriculum bars some students from developing language skills.

Chinese language barrier for Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students in Diploma of Secondary Education