Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.
Raquel Carvalho
Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.

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Meet Macau’s new chief executive Ho Iat-seng: a media-shy Beijing loyalist with deep mainland ties

Despite keeping a low profile, Ho Iat-seng’s name had been floated numerous times over the past few years as a potential candidate for the city’s top job.

25 Aug 2019 - 7:31PM

Despite keeping a low profile, Ho Iat-seng’s name had been floated numerous times over the past few years as a potential candidate for the city’s top job.

Meet Macau’s new chief executive Ho Iat-seng: a media-shy Beijing loyalist with deep mainland ties
Ho Iat-seng will be new city leader of Macau, China’s gambling hub

Businessman elected uncontested as Macau’s chief executive by a 400-strong committee comprised mostly of pro-Beijing elites.

26 Aug 2019 - 12:01AM

Businessman elected uncontested as Macau’s chief executive by a 400-strong committee comprised mostly of pro-Beijing elites.

Ho Iat-seng will be new city leader of Macau, China’s gambling hub
Macau pro-democracy website suspends vote on universal suffrage after suspected cyberattacks from mainland China

The citizen-run platform aimed to spark discussions around universal suffrage in the city, but was prematurely suspended due to ‘abnormalities’ after previously being targeted by hackers.

24 Aug 2019 - 10:38PM

The citizen-run platform aimed to spark discussions around universal suffrage in the city, but was prematurely suspended due to ‘abnormalities’ after previously being targeted by hackers.

Macau pro-democracy website suspends vote on universal suffrage after suspected cyberattacks from mainland China
How the Hong Kong protests inspire Macau’s youth – and teach their government to be wary

Youngsters from Macau are drawn to the demonstrations as their more conservative society lacks an avenue for them to express political views, while the local government is avoiding measures that could cause unrest

16 Aug 2019 - 6:23PM

Youngsters from Macau are drawn to the demonstrations as their more conservative society lacks an avenue for them to express political views, while the local government is avoiding measures that could cause unrest

How the Hong Kong protests inspire Macau’s youth – and teach their government to be wary
Police ban marches as Hong Kong readies for 11th weekend of mass anti-government protests

Authorities cite 18 demonstrations since June that ended in violence and injuries – but rallies on Friday and Sunday get the green light.

16 Aug 2019 - 5:59PM

Authorities cite 18 demonstrations since June that ended in violence and injuries – but rallies on Friday and Sunday get the green light.

Police ban marches as Hong Kong readies for 11th weekend of mass anti-government protests
Macau’s lone candidate for city leader Ho Iat-seng doubles down on ‘one county, two systems’ principle and vows to boost patriotism

Business veteran vows to boost patriotism among the city’s young people, serving as an example for Taiwan

10 Aug 2019 - 11:22PM

Business veteran vows to boost patriotism among the city’s young people, serving as an example for Taiwan

Macau’s lone candidate for city leader Ho Iat-seng doubles down on ‘one county, two systems’ principle and vows to boost patriotism
Syria’s devastating war through the eyes of a Hong Kong nurse

Walter Leung Wai-yin has been on several missions for the Red Cross, but his latest to a hospital in the Al Hol camp has left him with vivid images of young, helpless victims of the war in Syria

11 Aug 2019 - 9:59PM

Walter Leung Wai-yin has been on several missions for the Red Cross, but his latest to a hospital in the Al Hol camp has left him with vivid images of young, helpless victims of the war in Syria

Syria’s devastating war through the eyes of a Hong Kong nurse
Hope for Baby Jane: cancer-stricken Filipino domestic worker on road to recovery

Sacked after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, the former domestic worker continues to fight for justice as she awaits a decision from Hong Kong’s equality watchdog.

4 Aug 2019 - 10:42PM

Sacked after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, the former domestic worker continues to fight for justice as she awaits a decision from Hong Kong’s equality watchdog.

Hope for Baby Jane: cancer-stricken Filipino domestic worker on road to recovery
Exploitation of Filipino domestic workers ‘widespread’ in the US, new report shows

Employer-traffickers control domestic workers by withholding their earnings, misrepresenting the job, making them work excessive hours and subjecting them to emotional abuse.

4 Aug 2019 - 7:45AM

Employer-traffickers control domestic workers by withholding their earnings, misrepresenting the job, making them work excessive hours and subjecting them to emotional abuse.

Exploitation of Filipino domestic workers ‘widespread’ in the US, new report shows
Why Philippine consulate’s new tracking system is unsettling Hong Kong employment agencies

Its developer says it will root out bad actors and help protect the rights of Filipino workers in Hong Kong, but opponents fear conflicts of interest and the data being misused.

29 Jul 2019 - 2:08PM

Its developer says it will root out bad actors and help protect the rights of Filipino workers in Hong Kong, but opponents fear conflicts of interest and the data being misused.

Why Philippine consulate’s new tracking system is unsettling Hong Kong employment agencies
Portugal: a new home for those who fear Hong Kong’s fate?

Frustration over the extradition bill and worries over the erosion of the city’s freedoms have resulted in a surge in number of Hongkongers considering migration, and Portugal is growing in popularity for those seeking access to Europe. 

6 Aug 2019 - 12:35PM

Frustration over the extradition bill and worries over the erosion of the city’s freedoms have resulted in a surge in number of Hongkongers considering migration, and Portugal is growing in popularity for those seeking access to Europe. 

Portugal: a new home for those who fear Hong Kong’s fate?
Activists renew calls for controversial US$50 billion Nicaragua Canal project to be cancelled as Chinese tycoon’s cash runs dry

A deal between the Nicaraguan government and the Chinese company includes a clause that would allow parts of the project to be cancelled this year. But groups fear another agreement would be drawn up to pursue the project, which aims to rival the Panama Canal

30 Jun 2019 - 10:00PM

A deal between the Nicaraguan government and the Chinese company includes a clause that would allow parts of the project to be cancelled this year. But groups fear another agreement would be drawn up to pursue the project, which aims to rival the Panama Canal

Activists renew calls for controversial US$50 billion Nicaragua Canal project to be cancelled as Chinese tycoon’s cash runs dry
‘We don’t have a life here’: family of ‘Snowden refugees’ torn apart as Canada considers asylum request

Sri Lankan family in Hong Kong who helped shelter American whistle-blower Edward Snowden say they fear for their lives and call on Canada to grant them refuge.

29 May 2019 - 1:41PM

Sri Lankan family in Hong Kong who helped shelter American whistle-blower Edward Snowden say they fear for their lives and call on Canada to grant them refuge.

‘We don’t have a life here’: family of ‘Snowden refugees’ torn apart as Canada considers asylum request
China in Latin America: partner or predator?

Whether they're new colonisers or a vital source of cash and technology, the jury is out on Beijing's investment in the region – but one thing is certain, the US will not relinquish its control without a fight

25 May 2019 - 1:00AM

Whether they're new colonisers or a vital source of cash and technology, the jury is out on Beijing's investment in the region – but one thing is certain, the US will not relinquish its control without a fight

China in Latin America: partner or predator?
Non-profit group, which helps sex-trafficking victims, seeks tie-ups with ethical business partners in Hong Kong

Non-profit group AIM has rescued and provided support for hundreds of such victims

21 Apr 2019 - 10:53PM

Non-profit group AIM has rescued and provided support for hundreds of such victims

Non-profit group, which helps sex-trafficking victims, seeks tie-ups with ethical business partners in Hong Kong
Unregistered voters, Wi-fi woes led to long wait for Indonesian workers at polling stations in Hong Kong: election official

A report has been sent to Jakarta about migrants in Hong Kong who wanted to vote after polling stations closed on Sunday

17 Apr 2019 - 9:54PM

A report has been sent to Jakarta about migrants in Hong Kong who wanted to vote after polling stations closed on Sunday

Unregistered voters, Wi-fi woes led to long wait for Indonesian workers at polling stations in Hong Kong: election official
Indonesia says it will not extend voting period for Hong Kong-based citizens after complaints from people of being unable to vote on Sunday

Some voters said the long queues and poor organisation made them miss out on voting but electoral supervisor in Hong Kong maintains the arrangements were fair.

17 Apr 2019 - 10:27AM

Some voters said the long queues and poor organisation made them miss out on voting but electoral supervisor in Hong Kong maintains the arrangements were fair.

Indonesia says it will not extend voting period for Hong Kong-based citizens after complaints from people of being unable to vote on Sunday
Filipino domestic worker Baby Jane Allas wins HK$30,000 in damages after being fired over cancer diagnosis

Filipino Baby Jane Allas, who has stage-three cervical cancer, was fired in February after her employer found out about her diagnosis.

16 Apr 2019 - 10:57AM

Filipino Baby Jane Allas, who has stage-three cervical cancer, was fired in February after her employer found out about her diagnosis.

Filipino domestic worker Baby Jane Allas wins HK$30,000 in damages after being fired over cancer diagnosis
Could Hong Kong’s domestic workers sway the Indonesian election?

Political awareness among Indonesian domestic workers is higher than ever, as thousands are set to cast their vote in Hong Kong for elections in their home country

13 Apr 2019 - 10:59PM

Political awareness among Indonesian domestic workers is higher than ever, as thousands are set to cast their vote in Hong Kong for elections in their home country

Could Hong Kong’s domestic workers sway the Indonesian election?
‘Justice for Joan’: Supporters of Filipino domestic helper who died of cervical cancer face legal hurdles in fight to ‘restore her dignity’

Supporters of Joan Guting, who died of late-stage cervical cancer a year after being fired, are seeking damages for discrimination but face legal hurdles.

3 Apr 2019 - 8:44PM

Supporters of Joan Guting, who died of late-stage cervical cancer a year after being fired, are seeking damages for discrimination but face legal hurdles.

‘Justice for Joan’: Supporters of Filipino domestic helper who died of cervical cancer face legal hurdles in fight to ‘restore her dignity’
As ‘Snowden angels’ start new life in Canada, other asylum seekers in Hong Kong are filled with greater anxiety, hope

Former soldier Ajith Pushpakumara and a family of four from Sri Lanka hope to regain their freedom soon.

31 Mar 2019 - 11:26PM

Former soldier Ajith Pushpakumara and a family of four from Sri Lanka hope to regain their freedom soon.

As ‘Snowden angels’ start new life in Canada, other asylum seekers in Hong Kong are filled with greater anxiety, hope
Did this US activist mastermind raid on North Korean embassy?

Spanish authorities claim Adrian Hong, a founder of Liberty in North Korea, led a group of 10 that stormed Pyongyang’s embassy in Madrid. In 2006, Hong was arrested in China while helping a group of North Korean defectors seek asylum.

28 Mar 2019 - 10:40AM

Spanish authorities claim Adrian Hong, a founder of Liberty in North Korea, led a group of 10 that stormed Pyongyang’s embassy in Madrid. In 2006, Hong was arrested in China while helping a group of North Korean defectors seek asylum.

Did this US activist mastermind raid on North Korean embassy?
Asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden embrace new life in Canada after ‘living in hell’ in Hong Kong

Vanessa Mae Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter touch down in Toronto and prepare to settle in Montreal.

26 Mar 2019 - 11:23PM

Vanessa Mae Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter touch down in Toronto and prepare to settle in Montreal.

Asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden embrace new life in Canada after ‘living in hell’ in Hong Kong
Outgoing Philippine labour official Jalilo Dela Torre urges domestic workers in Hong Kong to go for more health checks

Labour attaché Jalilo Dela Torre, who is expected to leave the city this month, has called on domestic workers in particular to go for medical check-ups amid mounting complaints at the consulate about health concerns.

3 Apr 2019 - 1:54PM

Labour attaché Jalilo Dela Torre, who is expected to leave the city this month, has called on domestic workers in particular to go for medical check-ups amid mounting complaints at the consulate about health concerns.

Outgoing Philippine labour official Jalilo Dela Torre urges domestic workers in Hong Kong to go for more health checks
Domestic workers are the slaves of modern Asia. Are Hongkongers, Singaporeans and Malaysians ever going to change?

The high-profile case of a worker from Myanmar, who was forced to eat her own vomit and barred from using the toilet, has again laid bare Asia’s toxic reliance on cheap labour. Is society ready to change?

24 Mar 2019 - 7:28PM

The high-profile case of a worker from Myanmar, who was forced to eat her own vomit and barred from using the toilet, has again laid bare Asia’s toxic reliance on cheap labour. Is society ready to change?

Domestic workers are the slaves of modern Asia. Are Hongkongers, Singaporeans and Malaysians ever going to change?
Cheollima Civil Defense wants to take on Kim Jong-un and free North Korea. Who are they, and do they have a shot?

The dissident group, said to be behind a February raid on Pyongyang’s embassy in Spain, has appealed to media not to reveal their members’ identities. Cheollima previously took credit for the 2017 extraction of Kim Han-sol, the son of Kim Jong-un’s assassinated brother.

20 Mar 2019 - 2:14PM

The dissident group, said to be behind a February raid on Pyongyang’s embassy in Spain, has appealed to media not to reveal their members’ identities. Cheollima previously took credit for the 2017 extraction of Kim Han-sol, the son of Kim Jong-un’s assassinated brother.

Cheollima Civil Defense wants to take on Kim Jong-un and free North Korea. Who are they, and do they have a shot?
‘Unfair’, ‘problematic’ Labour Department hearing in Hong Kong for Filipino domestic worker fired after employer found out she has cervical cancer

Baby Jane Allas, who has begun treatment after crowdfunding more than HK$800,000, was not allowed to be represented or accompanied by a lawyer, and was not provided with a professional interpreter despite not being fluent in English.

14 Mar 2019 - 11:48PM

Baby Jane Allas, who has begun treatment after crowdfunding more than HK$800,000, was not allowed to be represented or accompanied by a lawyer, and was not provided with a professional interpreter despite not being fluent in English.

‘Unfair’, ‘problematic’ Labour Department hearing in Hong Kong for Filipino domestic worker fired after employer found out she has cervical cancer
Some 100 new types of legal highs emerged in East and Southeast Asia in 2018: UN report

The report also said the supply of methamphetamine and other designer drugs in the region has reached “unprecedented levels”.

11 Mar 2019 - 9:54PM

The report also said the supply of methamphetamine and other designer drugs in the region has reached “unprecedented levels”.

Some 100 new types of legal highs emerged in East and Southeast Asia in 2018: UN report
Hong Kong and Singapore, Asia’s heavyweights, must lead the way in empowering women and promoting equality: UN director

Mohammad Naciri, director of the UN Women agency in Asia-Pacific, says both cities should use their wealth and international status to spearhead change

8 Mar 2019 - 9:06PM

Mohammad Naciri, director of the UN Women agency in Asia-Pacific, says both cities should use their wealth and international status to spearhead change

Hong Kong and Singapore, Asia’s heavyweights, must lead the way in empowering women and promoting equality: UN director
Migrant domestic workers prop up Hong Kong’s economy, so why are they excluded?

Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong are more financially excluded and more in debt than those in Singapore and Malaysia.

6 Mar 2019 - 11:29PM

Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong are more financially excluded and more in debt than those in Singapore and Malaysia.

Migrant domestic workers prop up Hong Kong’s economy, so why are they excluded?