Chan Ho-him

Hong Kong

Chan Ho-him

Reporter, Hong Kong

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 history exam setter quits months after controversy raged over question on Japan’s relationship with China

Hans Yeung Wing-yu has resigned as an assessment development manager at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority following outrage over history question on Japan’s relationship with China.

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Hans Yeung Wing-yu has resigned as an assessment development manager at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority following outrage over history question on Japan’s relationship with China.

Hong Kong history exam setter quits months after controversy raged over question on Japan’s relationship with China
Hong Kong confirms 48 new coronavirus cases as outbreak at European slaughterhouse sparks fears

Of the latest infections, 46 were locally transmitted, including 37 that were linked to previous cases.

15 Aug 2020 - 2:22AM

Of the latest infections, 46 were locally transmitted, including 37 that were linked to previous cases.

Hong Kong confirms 48 new coronavirus cases as outbreak at European slaughterhouse sparks fears
At least five Hong Kong universities see drop in non-local applications despite generous scholarship schemes to boost competitiveness

Five of the eight publicly funded universities have seen a fall, despite launching scholarships to attract students from overseas and mainland.

13 Aug 2020 - 11:01PM

Five of the eight publicly funded universities have seen a fall, despite launching scholarships to attract students from overseas and mainland.

At least five Hong Kong universities see drop in non-local applications despite generous scholarship schemes to boost competitiveness
Record proportion of Hong Kong high school graduates to be offered spots in universities amid drop in competition

The number of graduates has been declining for years due to lower birth rates, and graduates this year had faced anti-government protests and the Covid-19 pandemic.

13 Aug 2020 - 11:08AM

The number of graduates has been declining for years due to lower birth rates, and graduates this year had faced anti-government protests and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Record proportion of Hong Kong high school graduates to be offered spots in universities amid drop in competition
Joseph Sung, 2003 Sars hero and former Chinese University president, to lead medical school at Singapore’s NTU

The 60-year-old, honoured by Time magazine for his role in battling the epidemic, expressed excitement over opportunity, tempered with sadness at leaving.

12 Aug 2020 - 12:08AM

The 60-year-old, honoured by Time magazine for his role in battling the epidemic, expressed excitement over opportunity, tempered with sadness at leaving.

Joseph Sung, 2003 Sars hero and former Chinese University president, to lead medical school at Singapore’s NTU
Hong Kong’s Apple Daily taking legal action after police raid on offices as government adviser says journalists’ desks should be considered ‘private area’

Editor-in-chief Ryan Law says they decided to seek an interim injunction order as ‘journalistic materials’ were included in documents seized by police.

12 Aug 2020 - 1:10PM

Editor-in-chief Ryan Law says they decided to seek an interim injunction order as ‘journalistic materials’ were included in documents seized by police.

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily taking legal action after police raid on offices as government adviser says journalists’ desks should be considered ‘private area’
Hong Kong third wave: gyms, sports clubs, dance studios will be forced to close in three months without subsidies, fitness sector warns

The fitness sector says the government’s April subsidy was not enough, and called for a fresh boost to compensate for the recent forced closure.

10 Aug 2020 - 11:39PM

The fitness sector says the government’s April subsidy was not enough, and called for a fresh boost to compensate for the recent forced closure.

Hong Kong third wave: gyms, sports clubs, dance studios will be forced to close in three months without subsidies, fitness sector warns
Hong Kong third wave: Covid-19 tests on 30 close contacts of infected helper prove negative as city records 89 new infections

Helper had also stayed at a fourth hostel, at Haven Court in Causeway Bay, between July 25 and 29, and from August 1 to 3, officials reveal.

7 Aug 2020 - 10:34PM

Helper had also stayed at a fourth hostel, at Haven Court in Causeway Bay, between July 25 and 29, and from August 1 to 3, officials reveal.

Hong Kong third wave: Covid-19 tests on 30 close contacts of infected helper prove negative as city records 89 new infections
Hong Kong national security law: Catholic Church tells its schools in city no room for any ‘one-sided political message’ in classroom

City’s diocese sends letter to nearly 200 primary and secondary schools telling them to promote sense of national identity among students, and respect for national anthem and security laws.

7 Aug 2020 - 11:23PM

City’s diocese sends letter to nearly 200 primary and secondary schools telling them to promote sense of national identity among students, and respect for national anthem and security laws.

Hong Kong national security law: Catholic Church tells its schools in city no room for any ‘one-sided political message’ in classroom
Hong Kong third wave: testing options eyed as Covid-19 leaves some students behind in scramble for secondary school placements

School heads in New Territories have asked education officials to cancel first of three exams as many cross-border students have been unable to take them.

6 Aug 2020 - 8:25PM

School heads in New Territories have asked education officials to cancel first of three exams as many cross-border students have been unable to take them.

Hong Kong third wave: testing options eyed as Covid-19 leaves some students behind in scramble for secondary school placements
Hong Kong third wave: schools with cross-border pupils, kindergartens expect more dropouts amid suspension of face-to-face teaching

More than 100 Hong Kong students living on the mainland have quit in the past school year, while kindergartens find it difficult to conduct online classes for young children, according to principals.

5 Aug 2020 - 11:05PM

More than 100 Hong Kong students living on the mainland have quit in the past school year, while kindergartens find it difficult to conduct online classes for young children, according to principals.

Hong Kong third wave: schools with cross-border pupils, kindergartens expect more dropouts amid suspension of face-to-face teaching
Hong Kong third wave: education officials to look at mass Covid-19 testing for schools, priority return of face-to-face teaching for some students

Education minister says new starters and those taking their university entrance exams could be allowed to return to school first, while officials will also consider including schools in mass Covid-19 screening programme.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:54PM

Education minister says new starters and those taking their university entrance exams could be allowed to return to school first, while officials will also consider including schools in mass Covid-19 screening programme.

Hong Kong third wave: education officials to look at mass Covid-19 testing for schools, priority return of face-to-face teaching for some students
National security law: Beijing suspends Hong Kong’s extradition treaty with New Zealand in tit-for-tat move

Foreign ministry in Beijing accuses Wellington government of gross interference in China’s internal affairs and politicising judicial cooperation.

3 Aug 2020 - 9:41PM

Foreign ministry in Beijing accuses Wellington government of gross interference in China’s internal affairs and politicising judicial cooperation.

National security law: Beijing suspends Hong Kong’s extradition treaty with New Zealand in tit-for-tat move
Hong Kong third wave: face-to-face teaching ban extended at schools but lessons can be held online

Schools returning from the summer break in coming weeks can resume classes as long as they are held over the internet.

3 Aug 2020 - 10:53PM

Schools returning from the summer break in coming weeks can resume classes as long as they are held over the internet.

Hong Kong third wave: face-to-face teaching ban extended at schools but lessons can be held online
More than 2,500 HKU students, staff and alumni sign petition against dismissal of Hong Kong legal scholar Benny Tai

The HKU student union also urged the university council to make public the justifications for Tai’s dismissal within a week.

3 Aug 2020 - 11:08PM

The HKU student union also urged the university council to make public the justifications for Tai’s dismissal within a week.

More than 2,500 HKU students, staff and alumni sign petition against dismissal of Hong Kong legal scholar Benny Tai
Can pets catch Covid-19? Hong Kong’s City University begins testing animals for coronavirus amid owners’ concerns

The best way to protect pets is for owners to stay safe and avoid infection, says veterinary school dean

5 Aug 2020 - 9:29PM

The best way to protect pets is for owners to stay safe and avoid infection, says veterinary school dean

Can pets catch Covid-19? Hong Kong’s City University begins testing animals for coronavirus amid owners’ concerns
Hong Kong third wave: free Covid-19 tests for residents as mainland Chinese clinical teams head to city

Sixty lab technicians from public hospitals in Guangdong province will be picked for Hong Kong stint, while a team will be sent to temporary hospital at expo site.

2 Aug 2020 - 8:47AM

Sixty lab technicians from public hospitals in Guangdong province will be picked for Hong Kong stint, while a team will be sent to temporary hospital at expo site.

Hong Kong third wave: free Covid-19 tests for residents as mainland Chinese clinical teams head to city
All typhoon signals cancelled in Hong Kong as tropical depression Sinlaku gradually moves away

Tropical depression slowly easing away but Hongkongers can still expect squally showers for the rest of the weekend.

2 Aug 2020 - 12:55AM

Tropical depression slowly easing away but Hongkongers can still expect squally showers for the rest of the weekend.

All typhoon signals cancelled in Hong Kong as tropical depression Sinlaku gradually moves away
Hong Kong third wave: mainland Chinese personnel to help conduct mass Covid-19 testing in Hong Kong

Mainland personnel will also help speed up the construction of community isolation and treatment centres.

1 Aug 2020 - 2:49AM

Mainland personnel will also help speed up the construction of community isolation and treatment centres.

Hong Kong third wave: mainland Chinese personnel to help conduct mass Covid-19 testing in Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong governing council chief defends Benny Tai sacking, rejects allegations of outside interference in the decision

Occupy movement co-founder is a convicted criminal and had to go, governing council chief Arthur Li says.

31 Jul 2020 - 9:47AM

Occupy movement co-founder is a convicted criminal and had to go, governing council chief Arthur Li says.

University of Hong Kong governing council chief defends Benny Tai sacking, rejects allegations of outside interference in the decision
Sacked legal scholar Benny Tai to challenge Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam over dismissal

Associate professor admits move is futile but says Carrie Lam is evading responsibility for infringing on academic freedom. City’s leader is default chancellor of publicly funded institution and Tai believes outside forces were responsible for his removal.

30 Jul 2020 - 12:47AM

Associate professor admits move is futile but says Carrie Lam is evading responsibility for infringing on academic freedom. City’s leader is default chancellor of publicly funded institution and Tai believes outside forces were responsible for his removal.

Sacked legal scholar Benny Tai to challenge Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam over dismissal
University of Hong Kong governing council sacks legal scholar Benny Tai over convictions for Occupy protests

Tai, an associate professor, learns his fate after the HKU council holds a meeting over the matter.

29 Jul 2020 - 8:45AM

Tai, an associate professor, learns his fate after the HKU council holds a meeting over the matter.

University of Hong Kong governing council sacks legal scholar Benny Tai over convictions for Occupy protests
Hong Kong schools seek review of students’ poorer-than-expected results as International Baccalaureate grading sparks dismay, global petition

Swiss-based organisation will review cases raised, with no guarantee of improving grades.

26 Jul 2020 - 11:26PM

Swiss-based organisation will review cases raised, with no guarantee of improving grades.

Hong Kong schools seek review of students’ poorer-than-expected results as International Baccalaureate grading sparks dismay, global petition
Hong Kong third wave: officials ‘very worried’ as city struggles to control Covid-19 outbreak, logs new daily record with 133 cases

Centre for Health Protection’s Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan says next one to two weeks will be key in determining if social-distancing measures are working.

26 Jul 2020 - 1:08AM

Centre for Health Protection’s Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan says next one to two weeks will be key in determining if social-distancing measures are working.

Hong Kong third wave: officials ‘very worried’ as city struggles to control Covid-19 outbreak, logs new daily record with 133 cases
Most Hong Kong universities to resume online classes for coming semester, while officials mull phased reopening of primary, secondary schools

At least six of eight publicly-funded universities announce move, backtracking from earlier suggestions of return to campus, while idea floated for senior secondary and older primary school students to be among first to return to campus.

24 Jul 2020 - 11:00PM

At least six of eight publicly-funded universities announce move, backtracking from earlier suggestions of return to campus, while idea floated for senior secondary and older primary school students to be among first to return to campus.

Most Hong Kong universities to resume online classes for coming semester, while officials mull phased reopening of primary, secondary schools
Local scholar Alexander Wai gets top job at Hong Kong’s Baptist University after beating 200 candidates in global search

Professor Alexander Wai will leave his current role as deputy president of Polytechnic University, where he has worked since 1996.

23 Jul 2020 - 2:23AM

Professor Alexander Wai will leave his current role as deputy president of Polytechnic University, where he has worked since 1996.

Local scholar Alexander Wai gets top job at Hong Kong’s Baptist University after beating 200 candidates in global search
HKDSE results 2020: St Paul’s top in Hong Kong for students scoring clean sweep of highest grades, as 50,000 find out how they fared

Students collecting their Diploma of Secondary Education exam results online, following official Covid-19 advice.

22 Jul 2020 - 10:44PM

Students collecting their Diploma of Secondary Education exam results online, following official Covid-19 advice.

HKDSE results 2020: St Paul’s top in Hong Kong for students scoring clean sweep of highest grades, as 50,000 find out how they fared
Hong Kong scholar Alexander Wai emerges as sole finalist for top job at Baptist University, beating more than 200 candidates

Two sources confirm that PolyU’s deputy president Alexander Wai is the only candidate for Baptist University post.

21 Jul 2020 - 11:13PM

Two sources confirm that PolyU’s deputy president Alexander Wai is the only candidate for Baptist University post.

Hong Kong scholar Alexander Wai emerges as sole finalist for top job at Baptist University, beating more than 200 candidates
Competition for Hong Kong university spots dips as 1,100 fewer entrance exam takers meet minimum requirements

Nearly 6 per cent fewer than last year will contend for city’s 15,000 subsidised first-year degree placements.

22 Jul 2020 - 12:54PM

Nearly 6 per cent fewer than last year will contend for city’s 15,000 subsidised first-year degree placements.

Competition for Hong Kong university spots dips as 1,100 fewer entrance exam takers meet minimum requirements
Hong Kong third wave: kindergarten, international school terms will not start until at least August 17 amid Covid-19 outbreak

‘We hope schools can resume classes as early as possible, but we cannot risk students’ health under the current ... situation,’ education secretary says.

20 Jul 2020 - 11:59PM

‘We hope schools can resume classes as early as possible, but we cannot risk students’ health under the current ... situation,’ education secretary says.

Hong Kong third wave: kindergarten, international school terms will not start until at least August 17 amid Covid-19 outbreak