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 universities adopt safety first approach as protest fears force them to suspend student exchange programmes

Polytechnic, Baptist and Education universities all say programmes have been cancelled for coming term.

18 Jan 2020 - 5:21PM

Polytechnic, Baptist and Education universities all say programmes have been cancelled for coming term.

Hong Kong universities adopt safety first approach as protest fears force them to suspend student exchange programmes
Hong Kong educators want students to act independently, take responsibility and reconcile tensions, survey finds

Most teachers and principals also believe existing curriculum is still highly oriented towards academic pursuits and cannot benefit low achievers.

17 Jan 2020 - 12:37AM

Most teachers and principals also believe existing curriculum is still highly oriented towards academic pursuits and cannot benefit low achievers.

Hong Kong educators want students to act independently, take responsibility and reconcile tensions, survey finds
Transitional housing for Hong Kong’s poor not just a job for charities and developers, human rights groups says, urging more government involvement

Move from overcrowded subdivided flats to transitional housing generally welcomed by tenants but worries about length of lease remain, Society for Community Organisation researchers find.

17 Jan 2020 - 1:08AM

Move from overcrowded subdivided flats to transitional housing generally welcomed by tenants but worries about length of lease remain, Society for Community Organisation researchers find.

Transitional housing for Hong Kong’s poor not just a job for charities and developers, human rights groups says, urging more government involvement
Government should embrace innovation in health care sector, industry members say at ‘Redefining Hong Kong Debate Series’

Speakers on panel urge authorities to make progress in harnessing artificial intelligence for patient care, or roll out apps to match users with doctors.

15 Jan 2020 - 10:21PM

Speakers on panel urge authorities to make progress in harnessing artificial intelligence for patient care, or roll out apps to match users with doctors.

Government should embrace innovation in health care sector, industry members say at ‘Redefining Hong Kong Debate Series’
Economists pour scorn on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s HK$10 billion welfare package

Economist Andy Kwan warns the cost of HK$2 fare concession scheme will balloon amid a fast-greying population, pouring scorn on the Hong Kong’s HK$10 billion welfare package.

15 Jan 2020 - 11:48AM

Economist Andy Kwan warns the cost of HK$2 fare concession scheme will balloon amid a fast-greying population, pouring scorn on the Hong Kong’s HK$10 billion welfare package.

Economists pour scorn on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s HK$10 billion welfare package
University of Hong Kong starts procedure to decide whether co-founder of Occupy movement Benny Tai should be fired from his teaching job

HKU Alumni Concern Group says a panel has been formed by the university to look into Benny Tai’s teaching position in ‘breach of procedural justice and violation of the university’s core values’.

14 Jan 2020 - 11:01PM

HKU Alumni Concern Group says a panel has been formed by the university to look into Benny Tai’s teaching position in ‘breach of procedural justice and violation of the university’s core values’.

University of Hong Kong starts procedure to decide whether co-founder of Occupy movement Benny Tai should be fired from his teaching job
Hong Kong universities start new term still scarred by protest havoc, leaving some students mulling city exit

Security strengthened at Polytechnic, City and Baptist universities for return to studies, but some facilities still being repaired about two months after worst violence.

13 Jan 2020 - 11:58PM

Security strengthened at Polytechnic, City and Baptist universities for return to studies, but some facilities still being repaired about two months after worst violence.

Hong Kong universities start new term still scarred by protest havoc, leaving some students mulling city exit
In the wake of campus clashes, at least four Hong Kong universities restrict public access to open spaces … but should they?

PolyU, HKU, Baptist and Lingnan close off areas previously open to public. Critics say institutions should not isolate themselves, but supporters back move, citing how vandalism and violence have broken out on campuses.

13 Jan 2020 - 2:46PM

PolyU, HKU, Baptist and Lingnan close off areas previously open to public. Critics say institutions should not isolate themselves, but supporters back move, citing how vandalism and violence have broken out on campuses.

In the wake of campus clashes, at least four Hong Kong universities restrict public access to open spaces … but should they?
City University says donations affected by ongoing Hong Kong protests, with sponsors backing out of past commitments

Governing council member says donors could be dissatisfied with students’ participation in protests, warning that loss of income could affect operations.

11 Jan 2020 - 3:20PM

Governing council member says donors could be dissatisfied with students’ participation in protests, warning that loss of income could affect operations.

City University says donations affected by ongoing Hong Kong protests, with sponsors backing out of past commitments
Wuhan pneumonia: six more cases in Hong Kong take total to more than 50 but professor says risk of spread during Lunar New Year mass migration unlikely

New cases include two three-year-old girls and a four-year-old boy.

10 Jan 2020 - 9:32PM

New cases include two three-year-old girls and a four-year-old boy.

Wuhan pneumonia: six more cases in Hong Kong take total to more than 50 but professor says risk of spread during Lunar New Year mass migration unlikely
Hong Kong’s 145-year-old St Joseph’s College, which houses a declared monument, set for HK$500 million facelift

Redevelopment plan will come in three phases and spans 22 years, involving new indoor pool, student dormitory and innovation and performance hub.

10 Jan 2020 - 3:56AM

Redevelopment plan will come in three phases and spans 22 years, involving new indoor pool, student dormitory and innovation and performance hub.

Hong Kong’s 145-year-old St Joseph’s College, which houses a declared monument, set for HK$500 million facelift
Hong Kong protests: teachers warned online comments are subject to regulations as education chief urges schools to suspend those arrested for serious crimes

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung says teachers’ comments on social media platforms may reflect their moral values and therefore could involve professional conduct.

9 Jan 2020 - 2:10AM

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung says teachers’ comments on social media platforms may reflect their moral values and therefore could involve professional conduct.

Hong Kong protests: teachers warned online comments are subject to regulations as education chief urges schools to suspend those arrested for serious crimes
Baptist University becomes second Hong Kong varsity to tighten access after trashing of city campuses during protests

Move has raised concerns over an invasion of privacy and a possible breach of land lease conditions over public’s access to an open area on campus.

8 Jan 2020 - 6:19PM

Move has raised concerns over an invasion of privacy and a possible breach of land lease conditions over public’s access to an open area on campus.

Baptist University becomes second Hong Kong varsity to tighten access after trashing of city campuses during protests
After Hong Kong protest devastation, Chinese University returns for new term under shadow of Wuhan pneumonia

Student, 20, who lives on Sha Tin campus sent to hospital with symptoms of mystery virus. Security tightened as school opens after five-day protest clashes wrecked grounds in November and forced major repairs.

7 Jan 2020 - 7:43PM

Student, 20, who lives on Sha Tin campus sent to hospital with symptoms of mystery virus. Security tightened as school opens after five-day protest clashes wrecked grounds in November and forced major repairs.

After Hong Kong protest devastation, Chinese University returns for new term under shadow of Wuhan pneumonia
China says Wuhan pneumonia not Sars, but virus remains unidentified, more people hospitalised

Although the total number of infections has increased in the mainland city, there are fewer people in serious condition, according to the Wuhan Municipal Commission.

7 Jan 2020 - 7:08PM

Although the total number of infections has increased in the mainland city, there are fewer people in serious condition, according to the Wuhan Municipal Commission.

China says Wuhan pneumonia not Sars, but virus remains unidentified, more people hospitalised
Hong Kong universities step up security leaving students and staff facing guards, gates and fencing just to get to class

City’s eight publicly funded universities respond to violence of anti-government protests by tightening access to campuses, with guards, gates and fencing installed.

5 Jan 2020 - 10:22PM

City’s eight publicly funded universities respond to violence of anti-government protests by tightening access to campuses, with guards, gates and fencing installed.

Hong Kong universities step up security leaving students and staff facing guards, gates and fencing just to get to class
Hong Kong shaken awake as 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattles city

Hong Kong Observatory says tremor was felt at 6.55am as 1,200 people report feeling quake.

5 Jan 2020 - 4:57PM

Hong Kong Observatory says tremor was felt at 6.55am as 1,200 people report feeling quake.

Hong Kong shaken awake as 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattles city
Thousands of teachers and supporters stage rally in Hong Kong against government’s handling of protest-related complaints on educators

Move comes as war of words rages between the Professional Teachers’ Union and the Education Bureau over which side is instigating ‘white terror’.

3 Jan 2020 - 11:31PM

Move comes as war of words rages between the Professional Teachers’ Union and the Education Bureau over which side is instigating ‘white terror’.

Thousands of teachers and supporters stage rally in Hong Kong against government’s handling of protest-related complaints on educators
Chinese University to spend HK$70 million to fix campus facilities and repair its buses damaged during vandalism by radical protesters in November 2019

Repair or replacement of 75 buses meant to transport students and employees will cost the university HK$30 million.

3 Jan 2020 - 1:29AM

Repair or replacement of 75 buses meant to transport students and employees will cost the university HK$30 million.

Chinese University to spend HK$70 million to fix campus facilities and repair its buses damaged during vandalism by radical protesters in November 2019
Parents brace for fierce competition as 55,000 children will enter the race for gaining admission to Hong Kong’s secondary schools this year

Against an increase of 1,400 secondary school aspirants over last year, only about 100 seats have been added to English-medium schools that are preferred more by parents.

3 Jan 2020 - 12:05AM

Against an increase of 1,400 secondary school aspirants over last year, only about 100 seats have been added to English-medium schools that are preferred more by parents.

Parents brace for fierce competition as 55,000 children will enter the race for gaining admission to Hong Kong’s secondary schools this year
Hong Kong school principals under pressure after education chief warns they could lose jobs over handling of protest-related complaints, group warns

Education chief Kevin Yeung had said principals deemed unsuitable over their handling of protest-related complaints against teachers could face the axe.

31 Dec 2019 - 2:19AM

Education chief Kevin Yeung had said principals deemed unsuitable over their handling of protest-related complaints against teachers could face the axe.

Hong Kong school principals under pressure after education chief warns they could lose jobs over handling of protest-related complaints, group warns
Hong Kong protests: school principal hoping to bring warring sides together one sharing session at a time

Meeting with a former student inspired Li Kin-man to conduct sharing sessions involving pupils, teachers, and barristers, and next month he wants police to take part.

29 Dec 2019 - 8:00PM

Meeting with a former student inspired Li Kin-man to conduct sharing sessions involving pupils, teachers, and barristers, and next month he wants police to take part.

Hong Kong protests: school principal hoping to bring warring sides together one sharing session at a time
Hong Kong protests: hundreds gather in pouring rain and vow to continue anti-government movement

Event at Edinburgh Place marks key events of the first six months of civil unrest.

29 Dec 2019 - 11:23PM

Event at Edinburgh Place marks key events of the first six months of civil unrest.

Hong Kong protests: hundreds gather in pouring rain and vow to continue anti-government movement
Hong Kong protesters plan major New Year’s Day rally after three days of Christmas chaos

Period of unrest comes to an end with more than 310 people arrested, while next big event expected to take place at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay on January 1.

27 Dec 2019 - 5:51AM

Period of unrest comes to an end with more than 310 people arrested, while next big event expected to take place at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay on January 1.

Hong Kong protesters plan major New Year’s Day rally after three days of Christmas chaos
Hundreds gather at Hong Kong Space Museum to watch partial solar eclipse

Tourist attraction provided telescopes and eclipse filters as families and visitors flocked to site to watch event.

26 Dec 2019 - 7:08PM

Tourist attraction provided telescopes and eclipse filters as families and visitors flocked to site to watch event.

Hundreds gather at Hong Kong Space Museum to watch partial solar eclipse
Teenager in stable condition after falling from rooftop balcony of Hong Kong restaurant

The 16-year-old was hanging onto the building after police entered the premises looking for anti-government protesters. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with hand and leg injuries.

26 Dec 2019 - 12:52AM

The 16-year-old was hanging onto the building after police entered the premises looking for anti-government protesters. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with hand and leg injuries.

Teenager in stable condition after falling from rooftop balcony of Hong Kong restaurant
HSBC issues fresh statement to distance itself from police crackdown on protest fundraiser after demonstrators vandalise Hong Kong branch on Christmas Eve

HSBC says it is ‘saddened and disappointed by the acts of vandalism’ at its Mong Kok branch and reiterates it closed Spark Alliance’s account to adhere to its global standards.

25 Dec 2019 - 4:06PM

HSBC says it is ‘saddened and disappointed by the acts of vandalism’ at its Mong Kok branch and reiterates it closed Spark Alliance’s account to adhere to its global standards.

HSBC issues fresh statement to distance itself from police crackdown on protest fundraiser after demonstrators vandalise Hong Kong branch on Christmas Eve
Hong Kong schools pull out of debate contest after furore over protest-related topics

Motions about restructuring the police force and breaking away from China were lambasted as politicised and inappropriate. Four schools have pulled out since then, citing reasons such as schedule clashes, organisers said, adding that it was a ‘pity’.

24 Dec 2019 - 3:43PM

Motions about restructuring the police force and breaking away from China were lambasted as politicised and inappropriate. Four schools have pulled out since then, citing reasons such as schedule clashes, organisers said, adding that it was a ‘pity’.

Hong Kong schools pull out of debate contest after furore over protest-related topics
Hong Kong Tourism Board arranges lucky draw with HK$4 million in prizes after cancellation of traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks

Draw open to locals and tourists alike with thousands of prizes up for grabs, and 10 lucky winners will get round-trip plane tickets from Cathay Pacific, while supermarket vouchers, iPhones, and luxury hotel breaks can also be won.

27 Dec 2019 - 11:58AM

Draw open to locals and tourists alike with thousands of prizes up for grabs, and 10 lucky winners will get round-trip plane tickets from Cathay Pacific, while supermarket vouchers, iPhones, and luxury hotel breaks can also be won.

Hong Kong Tourism Board arranges lucky draw with HK$4 million in prizes after cancellation of traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks
At least 80 Hong Kong teachers have been arrested over anti-government protests, as education chief reveals at least four have resigned or been suspended

Education minister Kevin Yeung says at least four teachers have resigned or been suspended, and urges city’s schools to act out of concern for students’ safety.

21 Dec 2019 - 4:18AM

Education minister Kevin Yeung says at least four teachers have resigned or been suspended, and urges city’s schools to act out of concern for students’ safety.

At least 80 Hong Kong teachers have been arrested over anti-government protests, as education chief reveals at least four have resigned or been suspended