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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Policy address: requirement for Hong Kong teachers to pass test on Basic Law to expand to subsidised schools

Educator representatives question whether teachers will have enough time to prepare, and whether special arrangements will be made for native English speakers.

Educator representatives question whether teachers will have enough time to prepare, and whether special arrangements will be made for native English speakers.

7 Oct 2021 - 11:34PM
Carrie Lam policy address: Local sports will thrive in Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau shift, says Olympic Committee president Timothy Fok

‘We know the bureau will be very big, but in the long run, these three intertwine,’ says Timothy Fok of Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s announcement of new Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau.

‘We know the bureau will be very big, but in the long run, these three intertwine,’ says Timothy Fok of Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s announcement of new Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau.

6 Oct 2021 - 11:15PM
Hong Kong Metropolitan University latest to introduce compulsory national security course on ‘common core values’ of good citizens

Rebranded Open University will stress integrity, fairness, perseverance and innovation in new course all students must complete before graduating.

Rebranded Open University will stress integrity, fairness, perseverance and innovation in new course all students must complete before graduating.

4 Oct 2021 - 7:00AM
Hong Kong finance chief ‘has the qualifications’ for city leader, but blasting US in report shouldn’t be read as political manoeuvring, heavyweight says

‘I don’t think he’s trying to show off his personal performance,’ Regina Ip says of Paul Chan report accusing Washington of using city as a pawn.

‘I don’t think he’s trying to show off his personal performance,’ Regina Ip says of Paul Chan report accusing Washington of using city as a pawn.

28 Sep 2021 - 11:18PM
Former Hong Kong leader CY Leung loses High Court bid to name teachers guilty of professional misconduct over 2019 protests

Company founded by Leung had demanded to know identities of teachers, their schools and nature of their misconduct relating to 39 complaint cases.

Company founded by Leung had demanded to know identities of teachers, their schools and nature of their misconduct relating to 39 complaint cases.

28 Sep 2021 - 11:42PM
Give Hongkongers sporting chance with more live broadcasts, city’s Olympians say

Hong Kong News-Expo museum opens ‘Going for Olympic Gold’ exhibition showcasing clips of local athletes during Tokyo Olympics.

Hong Kong News-Expo museum opens ‘Going for Olympic Gold’ exhibition showcasing clips of local athletes during Tokyo Olympics.

26 Sep 2021 - 1:30AM
Average monthly rent per square foot for subdivided flats in Hong Kong ‘shockingly’ higher than that for private housing, survey finds

Survey shows average rent per square foot for such units on Hong Kong Island is most expensive at HK$52.60, with an extreme case hitting HK$91.70.

Survey shows average rent per square foot for such units on Hong Kong Island is most expensive at HK$52.60, with an extreme case hitting HK$91.70.

26 Sep 2021 - 5:41PM
Nearly 2,000 flats planned as Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority targets 62-year-old tenements for wrecking ball

Authority estimates about HK$10 billion will be needed to rehouse and compensate around 2,100 families in the Kim Shin Lane blocks.

Authority estimates about HK$10 billion will be needed to rehouse and compensate around 2,100 families in the Kim Shin Lane blocks.

24 Sep 2021 - 11:02PM
Two-thirds of Hong Kong secondary school students say English classes left them unprepared for future

The current English-language syllabus is not enough to ready secondary school pupils for further study or the job market, a new survey has found.

The current English-language syllabus is not enough to ready secondary school pupils for further study or the job market, a new survey has found.

22 Sep 2021 - 11:08PM
Reform Hong Kong’s town-planning process, roll out measures to ease housing woes, property specialists urge government

Shih Wing-ching, founder of Centaline Group, suggests Town Planning Board give rezoning priority to projects offering a greater number of flats.

Shih Wing-ching, founder of Centaline Group, suggests Town Planning Board give rezoning priority to projects offering a greater number of flats.

22 Sep 2021 - 10:38PM
Hong Kong’s PolyU to teach national security law and history of ‘humiliation’ of China in course on leadership qualities

A lecture will cover the new law, China’s constitution, Hong Kong’s Basic Law and aspects of the nation’s history.

A lecture will cover the new law, China’s constitution, Hong Kong’s Basic Law and aspects of the nation’s history.

20 Sep 2021 - 10:57PM
Hong Kong teachers will draw on protests, court cases to highlight need for lawfulness in course replacing liberal studies

Teachers say they will use examples from 2019 unrest, national security trial to show why violence is wrong, but some worry students will not take the new subject seriously.

Teachers say they will use examples from 2019 unrest, national security trial to show why violence is wrong, but some worry students will not take the new subject seriously.

20 Sep 2021 - 10:08AM
Hong Kong’s largest opposition trade union confirms disbandment, expects to fold by early October

Confederation of Trade Unions expects to dissolve early next month. Chief executive Mung Siu-tat reveals he has resigned and already left the city over ‘imminent political risks and safety concerns’.

Confederation of Trade Unions expects to dissolve early next month. Chief executive Mung Siu-tat reveals he has resigned and already left the city over ‘imminent political risks and safety concerns’.

20 Sep 2021 - 1:31AM
Hong Kong opposition union to size up value of assets as part of dissolving, but future uncertain for students enrolled in training courses

The Confederation of Trade Unions says it hopes to donate some of its assets to other workers’ rights groups. It has 1,000 students enrolled in courses as part of its work for the Employees Retraining Board.

The Confederation of Trade Unions says it hopes to donate some of its assets to other workers’ rights groups. It has 1,000 students enrolled in courses as part of its work for the Employees Retraining Board.

19 Sep 2021 - 11:08PM
Number of Hong Kong private and semi-private schools increasing tuition fees nearly doubles

Nearly 100 international, private and semi-private schools given permission to raise rates, while 88 subsidised kindergartens across city also have applications to increase costs approved by Education Bureau.

Nearly 100 international, private and semi-private schools given permission to raise rates, while 88 subsidised kindergartens across city also have applications to increase costs approved by Education Bureau.

17 Sep 2021 - 7:01AM
Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific gets discrimination warning after firing unvaccinated aircrew; city confirms 1 imported case

Head of city’s Equal Opportunities Commission says axed aircrew can file complaint with watchdog if they feel they have been treated differently.

Head of city’s Equal Opportunities Commission says axed aircrew can file complaint with watchdog if they feel they have been treated differently.

14 Sep 2021 - 3:45PM
Members of Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union vote to disband after 47-year run

Professional Teachers’ Union to distribute its assets among its 95,000 members after paying off debts.

Professional Teachers’ Union to distribute its assets among its 95,000 members after paying off debts.

12 Sep 2021 - 12:13AM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: 5 schools to resume full-day classes after hitting 70 per cent vaccination rate for pupils

Form Six students especially eager to return to normal schedule as they will take university entrance exams next year, one principal says.

Form Six students especially eager to return to normal schedule as they will take university entrance exams next year, one principal says.

10 Sep 2021 - 10:20PM
Hong Kong education chief insists schools have seen ‘no significant drop’ in pupil numbers although figures show 66 Primary One classes cut across city

But Kevin Yeung notes more people, including many pupils, have been leaving the city with their families.

But Kevin Yeung notes more people, including many pupils, have been leaving the city with their families.

4 Sep 2021 - 5:54AM
University of Hong Kong lifts campus ban on 18 student council members barred entry after motion mourning police attacker

According to a campus publication, several other members of the student union council received emails saying the ban on them was still in effect.

According to a campus publication, several other members of the student union council received emails saying the ban on them was still in effect.

2 Sep 2021 - 11:26PM
4 Hong Kong institutions among top 100 in new global rankings of universities, amid concerns over erosion of academic freedom

HKU and CUHK climb up 2022 Times Higher Education league table, placing 30th and 49th, respectively. PolyU surges to 91st spot while HKUST drops to 66th.

HKU and CUHK climb up 2022 Times Higher Education league table, placing 30th and 49th, respectively. PolyU surges to 91st spot while HKUST drops to 66th.

2 Sep 2021 - 10:27AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong parents want vaccination bar lowered, as school year kicks off without full day of face-to-face classes

Not a single local school met the 70 per cent threshold required for full schedule of in-person classes, education minister says.

Not a single local school met the 70 per cent threshold required for full schedule of in-person classes, education minister says.

1 Sep 2021 - 10:55PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong schools unlikely to resume full-day classes when new term starts, as many students not yet vaccinated

Low vaccination rate among teens means schools can’t meet 70 per cent requirement to resume full-day sessions on September 1.

Low vaccination rate among teens means schools can’t meet 70 per cent requirement to resume full-day sessions on September 1.

28 Aug 2021 - 11:25PM
Hong Kong primary school urges government to rethink vaccination requirements for resuming full-day classes

The principal of the Yau Tong school has stressed the need for a return to normalcy among young pupils affected by the pandemic.

The principal of the Yau Tong school has stressed the need for a return to normalcy among young pupils affected by the pandemic.

26 Aug 2021 - 2:45PM
National security law: Hong Kong group behind annual Tiananmen Square vigil under investigation for suspected collusion with foreign forces

Police looking for links to several different overseas organisations, including ones based in United States, according to force insider. 

Police looking for links to several different overseas organisations, including ones based in United States, according to force insider. 

25 Aug 2021 - 11:31PM
University of Hong Kong quizzing student leaders over how they voted on controversial motion mourning police assailant

With four undergraduates arrested on national security grounds, HKU is now asking other student council members to explain their actions by Friday.

With four undergraduates arrested on national security grounds, HKU is now asking other student council members to explain their actions by Friday.

25 Aug 2021 - 11:29PM
National security law: Hong Kong’s PolyU tells student union to take magazine off shelves over ‘inappropriate’ content

The latest issue of the publication touched on a now illegal protest slogan and featured articles about the impact of the Beijing-imposed national security law.

The latest issue of the publication touched on a now illegal protest slogan and featured articles about the impact of the Beijing-imposed national security law.

25 Aug 2021 - 5:19AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong ‘no longer’ in travel bubble talks with other places, goal to maintain zero infections

Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan says Hongkongers have expectation of government to keep city Covid-19 free, and approach of other places is not compatible with goal of ‘zero infections’.

Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan says Hongkongers have expectation of government to keep city Covid-19 free, and approach of other places is not compatible with goal of ‘zero infections’.

21 Aug 2021 - 10:51PM
Nicole Kidman’s quarantine-free deal in Hong Kong ‘strikes a balance’ between helping Hollywood star and Covid-19 control, says government

Commerce minister Edward Yau defends decision to grant Australian actress and her crew special dispensation to enter city, and says it ‘strikes a balance’ between helping the Hollywood star and Covid-19 control.

Commerce minister Edward Yau defends decision to grant Australian actress and her crew special dispensation to enter city, and says it ‘strikes a balance’ between helping the Hollywood star and Covid-19 control.

20 Aug 2021 - 11:23PM
Hong Kong primary school to set up HK$4 million fencing centre for pupils

Training and competition facility will be located at Po Leung Kuk Riverain Primary School in Ma On Shan and provide space for its 800 pupils to pick up the sport.

Training and competition facility will be located at Po Leung Kuk Riverain Primary School in Ma On Shan and provide space for its 800 pupils to pick up the sport.

20 Aug 2021 - 7:30AM