Chan Ho-him

Chan Ho-him

Chan Ho-him is a reporter for the Hong Kong desk focused on covering education policies. He joined the Post in 2019. Prior to that, he was an investigative reporter at Ming Pao.

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Hong Kong’s lunchtime protests resurgent as hundreds vent anti-government anger across the city

Activists champion the anti-government movement’s demands in Causeway Bay, Kwai Chung, San Po Kong and other parts of city on Friday.

6 Dec 2019 - 4:56PM

Activists champion the anti-government movement’s demands in Causeway Bay, Kwai Chung, San Po Kong and other parts of city on Friday.

Hong Kong’s lunchtime protests resurgent as hundreds vent anti-government anger across the city
Numbers dwindle at lunchtime rallies in Hong Kong, but protesters vow to return in force for Sunday’s human rights march

Protesters fear movement is losing momentum after success in district council elections, but hope more will turn out for Sunday human rights march.

5 Dec 2019 - 2:43PM

Protesters fear movement is losing momentum after success in district council elections, but hope more will turn out for Sunday human rights march.

Numbers dwindle at lunchtime rallies in Hong Kong, but protesters vow to return in force for Sunday’s human rights march
Hong Kong officials slammed by daughter of Maxim’s founder for ‘failing to instil Chinese pride in pupils’

Children should be taught to appreciate their Chinese identity from kindergarten, says Annie Wu, who also blames younger parents for not bringing up children ‘correctly’ as patriots.

4 Dec 2019 - 10:01PM

Children should be taught to appreciate their Chinese identity from kindergarten, says Annie Wu, who also blames younger parents for not bringing up children ‘correctly’ as patriots.

Hong Kong officials slammed by daughter of Maxim’s founder for ‘failing to instil Chinese pride in pupils’
Chinese University president Rocky Tuan, who was tear-gassed during attempt to mediate between protesters and police, returns to work after days in hospital

In open letter to students and university staff, Tuan also apologises for disruption to work and studies after campus evacuation caused by week-long occupation by protesters earlier in November.

3 Dec 2019 - 11:42PM

In open letter to students and university staff, Tuan also apologises for disruption to work and studies after campus evacuation caused by week-long occupation by protesters earlier in November.

Chinese University president Rocky Tuan, who was tear-gassed during attempt to mediate between protesters and police, returns to work after days in hospital
Hong Kong protests: City University reveals bill to fix vandalised campus will run to hundreds of millions of dollars

CityU is the first of six universities which were damaged during recent anti-government protests to provide an estimate in a public statement.

30 Nov 2019 - 11:38PM

CityU is the first of six universities which were damaged during recent anti-government protests to provide an estimate in a public statement.

Hong Kong protests: City University reveals bill to fix vandalised campus will run to hundreds of millions of dollars
Education minister Kevin Yeung says Hong Kong universities need to consider reviewing security and restricting entry after radical protesters targeted campuses

Kevin Yeung says universities need to find a balance between keeping campuses open and implementing access control, especially after PolyU siege.

30 Nov 2019 - 11:47PM

Kevin Yeung says universities need to find a balance between keeping campuses open and implementing access control, especially after PolyU siege.

Education minister Kevin Yeung says Hong Kong universities need to consider reviewing security and restricting entry after radical protesters targeted campuses
Police use pepper spray as protesters at regular lunchtime rallies in Hong Kong say their fight is far from over

Crowds gather at major junctions, blocking roads in Central and Kowloon, and police fire pepper spray in tense exchange on Pedder Street.

29 Nov 2019 - 6:03PM

Crowds gather at major junctions, blocking roads in Central and Kowloon, and police fire pepper spray in tense exchange on Pedder Street.

Police use pepper spray as protesters at regular lunchtime rallies in Hong Kong say their fight is far from over
Hong Kong protests: battered Polytechnic University faces six months of repairs as police say more than 10,000 petrol bombs seized from campuses across city

Polytechnic University president Teng Jin-guang reveals that of more than 1,100 people arrested over campus siege, only 46 were students, while police say more than 10,000 petrol bombs seized from campuses across city.

30 Nov 2019 - 12:38PM

Polytechnic University president Teng Jin-guang reveals that of more than 1,100 people arrested over campus siege, only 46 were students, while police say more than 10,000 petrol bombs seized from campuses across city.

Hong Kong protests: battered Polytechnic University faces six months of repairs as police say more than 10,000 petrol bombs seized from campuses across city
Top three Hong Kong universities slip down varsity rankings in Asia, but protests cannot be blamed, say compilers Quacquarelli Symonds

Protests are not behind slight decline in standings of city’s most prestigious universities, according to researchers for Asia edition of QS World University Rankings.

28 Nov 2019 - 5:34AM

Protests are not behind slight decline in standings of city’s most prestigious universities, according to researchers for Asia edition of QS World University Rankings.

Top three Hong Kong universities slip down varsity rankings in Asia, but protests cannot be blamed, say compilers Quacquarelli Symonds
Baptist University president Roland Chin to step down but insists ongoing Hong Kong protests have nothing to do with decision

Chin, 68, says in a letter to students, staff and alumni that the only reason he is retiring is because he has passed normal retirement age.

27 Nov 2019 - 12:41AM

Chin, 68, says in a letter to students, staff and alumni that the only reason he is retiring is because he has passed normal retirement age.

Baptist University president Roland Chin to step down but insists ongoing Hong Kong protests have nothing to do with decision
Hong Kong protesters return to city streets to keep pressure on government and show support for radicals at Polytechnic University

Crowds gather at IFC Mall in Central, while traffic briefly grinds to a halt in Kowloon Bay.

27 Nov 2019 - 2:13AM

Crowds gather at IFC Mall in Central, while traffic briefly grinds to a halt in Kowloon Bay.

Hong Kong protesters return to city streets to keep pressure on government and show support for radicals at Polytechnic University
Hong Kong protests: Chinese University campus reopens after tear gas and petrol bomb carnage, with some wearing masks fearing toxic threat

Hundreds of students and members of staff return to Chinese University, a scene of extreme protest violence earlier this month.

25 Nov 2019 - 11:02PM

Hundreds of students and members of staff return to Chinese University, a scene of extreme protest violence earlier this month.

Hong Kong protests: Chinese University campus reopens after tear gas and petrol bomb carnage, with some wearing masks fearing toxic threat
Hong Kong university siege: two men trapped on campus for more than a week slam police for ‘depriving them of right to vote’

The pair, who have been on campus for eight days, urge police to stop ‘illegal detention’ immediately, calling the situation ‘an international humanitarian crisis’.

25 Nov 2019 - 8:25AM

The pair, who have been on campus for eight days, urge police to stop ‘illegal detention’ immediately, calling the situation ‘an international humanitarian crisis’.

Hong Kong university siege: two men trapped on campus for more than a week slam police for ‘depriving them of right to vote’
‘This is our darkest hour’: students at Queen Elizabeth School ask British monarch for help during Hong Kong’s anti-government protest crisis

Students from Queen Elizabeth School write Buckingham Palace to ask queen to weigh in on protesters’ demands and allegations of police brutality.

24 Nov 2019 - 11:06AM

Students from Queen Elizabeth School write Buckingham Palace to ask queen to weigh in on protesters’ demands and allegations of police brutality.

‘This is our darkest hour’: students at Queen Elizabeth School ask British monarch for help during Hong Kong’s anti-government protest crisis
Hong Kong protests: police chief says no deadline for resolving Polytechnic University crisis

In first public comments on Polytechnic University stand-off, new police commissioner Chris Tang sets out exemptions for immediate arrest, calls for peaceful conclusion.

22 Nov 2019 - 11:40PM

In first public comments on Polytechnic University stand-off, new police commissioner Chris Tang sets out exemptions for immediate arrest, calls for peaceful conclusion.

Hong Kong protests: police chief says no deadline for resolving Polytechnic University crisis
Rare day of calm after week of chaos and violence across Hong Kong, but 100 protesters still defying surrender in Polytechnic University stand-off

Authorities make plans to clear Cross-Harbour Tunnel, a major link crippled for a week by radicals.

21 Nov 2019 - 5:35AM

Authorities make plans to clear Cross-Harbour Tunnel, a major link crippled for a week by radicals.

Rare day of calm after week of chaos and violence across Hong Kong, but 100 protesters still defying surrender in Polytechnic University stand-off
Hong Kong protesters respond to online calls to ‘paralyse’ city by disrupting traffic and rail services

Overcrowding measures brought in at Kowloon Tong station as protests cause delays and closures on six MTR lines.

20 Nov 2019 - 3:30PM

Overcrowding measures brought in at Kowloon Tong station as protests cause delays and closures on six MTR lines.

Hong Kong protesters respond to online calls to ‘paralyse’ city by disrupting traffic and rail services
The busy Hong Kong tourist district dealing with the destructive aftermath of pitched battles between radicals and police

Roads around the busy tourist district are blocked, pavements destroyed, and the smell of tear gas lingers as charred remains of petrol bombs are strewn everywhere.

19 Nov 2019 - 11:59PM

Roads around the busy tourist district are blocked, pavements destroyed, and the smell of tear gas lingers as charred remains of petrol bombs are strewn everywhere.

The busy Hong Kong tourist district dealing with the destructive aftermath of pitched battles between radicals and police
Primary One places at Hong Kong schools revealed after anxious wait for parents

Disappointment and joy as parents brave protest mayhem to learn if their child is bound for school of choice. Success rate of 45 per cent is eight-year high under discretionary system for Primary One places.

18 Nov 2019 - 10:31PM

Disappointment and joy as parents brave protest mayhem to learn if their child is bound for school of choice. Success rate of 45 per cent is eight-year high under discretionary system for Primary One places.

Primary One places at Hong Kong schools revealed after anxious wait for parents
More than 30 people injured in Hong Kong bus crash

Double-decker on KMB route 307 reportedly lost control while heading towards Tate’s Cairn Tunnel

16 Nov 2019 - 11:59PM

Double-decker on KMB route 307 reportedly lost control while heading towards Tate’s Cairn Tunnel

More than 30 people injured in Hong Kong bus crash
Thousands show up for pride parade on LGBT rights in Hong Kong, as some wear masks and chant anti-government protest slogans

Organisers say attendance halved from last year’s 12,000 because of political crisis and anti-mask law deterring many participants.

16 Nov 2019 - 11:24PM

Organisers say attendance halved from last year’s 12,000 because of political crisis and anti-mask law deterring many participants.

Thousands show up for pride parade on LGBT rights in Hong Kong, as some wear masks and chant anti-government protest slogans
Are Hong Kong’s universities becoming ‘weapons factories’ as claimed by police?

Protesters say they have to defend themselves in wake of intense clash at CUHK on Tuesday, with tutorials on making petrol bombs held and supplies brought in by supporters and peers.

16 Nov 2019 - 1:43AM

Protesters say they have to defend themselves in wake of intense clash at CUHK on Tuesday, with tutorials on making petrol bombs held and supplies brought in by supporters and peers.

Are Hong Kong’s universities becoming ‘weapons factories’ as claimed by police?
Hong Kong protests: Tolo Highway closed eight hours after partial reopening as Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung fails to give district council elections guarantee

Road was reopened as ‘friendly gesture’ by activists who say their argument is with government, not local residents.

15 Nov 2019 - 8:47PM

Road was reopened as ‘friendly gesture’ by activists who say their argument is with government, not local residents.

Hong Kong protests: Tolo Highway closed eight hours after partial reopening as Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung fails to give district council elections guarantee
Hong Kong’s Education Bureau slammed for delay in suspending classes amid chaos in the city

Its announcement that classes will be suspended on Thursday comes after three days of travel mayhem.

14 Nov 2019 - 12:38AM

Its announcement that classes will be suspended on Thursday comes after three days of travel mayhem.

Hong Kong’s Education Bureau slammed for delay in suspending classes amid chaos in the city
Campus clashes as universities become new battleground in Hong Kong anti-government unrest

Chinese University’s Sha Tin site was again plunged into hours-long confrontations between police and demonstrators angered by the recent death of a student, and by school bosses’ response to citywide turmoil.

13 Nov 2019 - 1:33AM

Chinese University’s Sha Tin site was again plunged into hours-long confrontations between police and demonstrators angered by the recent death of a student, and by school bosses’ response to citywide turmoil.

Campus clashes as universities become new battleground in Hong Kong anti-government unrest
Hong Kong parents, teachers and educators’ unions slam government for not suspending classes amid campus protest violence

Education Bureau rejects calls to suspend secondary and primary schools, as well as kindergartens, saying it is up to individual schools to decide.

13 Nov 2019 - 1:21AM

Education Bureau rejects calls to suspend secondary and primary schools, as well as kindergartens, saying it is up to individual schools to decide.

Hong Kong parents, teachers and educators’ unions slam government for not suspending classes amid campus protest violence
Night of violence and grief in Hong Kong as city mourns death of student Chow Tsz-lok, leading to confrontations with police and vandalism at university

Outnumbered police officers fire live round into the air in Yau Ma Tei, while tear gas used to disperse protesters in Tsuen Wan who had gathered to pay respects to student Chow Tsz-lok who died on Friday morning.

9 Nov 2019 - 10:07AM

Outnumbered police officers fire live round into the air in Yau Ma Tei, while tear gas used to disperse protesters in Tsuen Wan who had gathered to pay respects to student Chow Tsz-lok who died on Friday morning.

Night of violence and grief in Hong Kong as city mourns death of student Chow Tsz-lok, leading to confrontations with police and vandalism at university
Police fire live round skyward as Hong Kong protesters stage demonstrations across the city to mourn the death of student Chow Tsz-lok

Officers outnumbered in Yau Ma Tei forced to fire warning shot, source says.

9 Nov 2019 - 2:55AM

Officers outnumbered in Yau Ma Tei forced to fire warning shot, source says.

Police fire live round skyward as Hong Kong protesters stage demonstrations across the city to mourn the death of student Chow Tsz-lok
Graduation ceremonies at two Hong Kong universities disrupted by masked students, with one event halted and the other delayed

Disputes break out at Chinese University as man claiming to be mainland student arrested after waving knife at protesters, while at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, students dash onto stage.

7 Nov 2019 - 11:37PM

Disputes break out at Chinese University as man claiming to be mainland student arrested after waving knife at protesters, while at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, students dash onto stage.

Graduation ceremonies at two Hong Kong universities disrupted by masked students, with one event halted and the other delayed
Friends describe Hong Kong university student injured in car park fall as a polite and helpful introvert

Chow Tsz-lok, who is fighting for his life after falling from a car park, known among his friends for his love of basketball and mathematics.

9 Nov 2019 - 3:22AM

Chow Tsz-lok, who is fighting for his life after falling from a car park, known among his friends for his love of basketball and mathematics.

Friends describe Hong Kong university student injured in car park fall as a polite and helpful introvert