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 children returning to school after long time at home risk catching common cold, experts warn

Researchers highlight sharp rise in respiratory tract infections when schools resumed last year.

27 Feb 2021 - 4:10PM

Researchers highlight sharp rise in respiratory tract infections when schools resumed last year.

Hong Kong children returning to school after long time at home risk catching common cold, experts warn
National security law: English Schools Foundation tells parents practices will not change under new Hong Kong guidelines

International school group says it will still have autonomy over curriculum but put measures in place to prevent breaches of Beijing-imposed legislation on campus.

26 Feb 2021 - 8:02PM

International school group says it will still have autonomy over curriculum but put measures in place to prevent breaches of Beijing-imposed legislation on campus.

National security law: English Schools Foundation tells parents practices will not change under new Hong Kong guidelines
Hong Kong budget: civil service must keep staffing levels same and cut spending by 1 per cent

The 1 per cent reduction, scheduled for the 2022-23 fiscal year, should not be too difficult to achieve, financial chief says.

24 Feb 2021 - 10:36PM

The 1 per cent reduction, scheduled for the 2022-23 fiscal year, should not be too difficult to achieve, financial chief says.

Hong Kong budget: civil service must keep staffing levels same and cut spending by 1 per cent
Hong Kong budget: city bets big on electric vehicles and green finance, but concern groups say more needed to hit 2050 carbon neutrality goal

Hong Kong budget: city bets big on electric vehicles and green finance, but environmental groups say more needed to hit 2050 carbon neutrality goal.

24 Feb 2021 - 11:59PM

Hong Kong budget: city bets big on electric vehicles and green finance, but environmental groups say more needed to hit 2050 carbon neutrality goal.

Hong Kong budget: city bets big on electric vehicles and green finance, but concern groups say more needed to hit 2050 carbon neutrality goal
Hong Kong national security law: officials defend education guidelines against ‘malicious’ accusations of ‘brainwashing’

Education Bureau releases 1,200-word defence of new guidelines for city’s teachers and schools, and says it needed to clarify unfounded allegations and misunderstandings in the media.

23 Feb 2021 - 12:18AM

Education Bureau releases 1,200-word defence of new guidelines for city’s teachers and schools, and says it needed to clarify unfounded allegations and misunderstandings in the media.

Hong Kong national security law: officials defend education guidelines against ‘malicious’ accusations of ‘brainwashing’
Hong Kong schools welcome back pupils as Covid-19 rules eased to allow a third of student population on site

Pupils return as schools given nod to open their doors to a third of students.

23 Feb 2021 - 12:18AM

Pupils return as schools given nod to open their doors to a third of students.

Hong Kong schools welcome back pupils as Covid-19 rules eased to allow a third of student population on site
Coronavirus: few Hong Kong schools planning to resume all classes on campus, with testing teachers for Covid-19 a stumbling block

Roughly 200 of about 5,000 kindergartens, schools and tutorial centres intend to bring back all pupils from Monday, with regular testing of teachers for Covid-19 proving to be a stumbling block.

20 Feb 2021 - 1:05AM

Roughly 200 of about 5,000 kindergartens, schools and tutorial centres intend to bring back all pupils from Monday, with regular testing of teachers for Covid-19 proving to be a stumbling block.

Coronavirus: few Hong Kong schools planning to resume all classes on campus, with testing teachers for Covid-19 a stumbling block
Hong Kong records 8 new Covid-19 cases, as police investigate assault of McDonald’s employee who was helping customer navigate contact-tracing app

The single-digit caseload comes as the city begins to loosen strict social-distancing regulations for restaurants and other venues.

19 Feb 2021 - 6:40AM

The single-digit caseload comes as the city begins to loosen strict social-distancing regulations for restaurants and other venues.

Hong Kong records 8 new Covid-19 cases, as police investigate assault of McDonald’s employee who was helping customer navigate contact-tracing app
Surge in Hong Kong and mainland Chinese students applying to British universities driven by BN(O) passport scheme and US-China relations, analysts say

Analysts attribute rise to impact of BN(O) passport scheme and continued state of tense relationship between US and China as numbers reach highest in more than a decade.

18 Feb 2021 - 8:30AM

Analysts attribute rise to impact of BN(O) passport scheme and continued state of tense relationship between US and China as numbers reach highest in more than a decade.

Surge in Hong Kong and mainland Chinese students applying to British universities driven by BN(O) passport scheme and US-China relations, analysts say
Stuck at home through coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong students get help to open up about feelings, needs

Group set up by teachers produces games, posters and a teaching plan for schools to reach out to pupils.

15 Feb 2021 - 10:37AM

Group set up by teachers produces games, posters and a teaching plan for schools to reach out to pupils.

Stuck at home through coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong students get help to open up about feelings, needs
Falling through the cracks: Hong Kong’s vulnerable pupils set back by months of online lessons at home during coronavirus crisis

Students from low-income homes, have special needs or are from ethnic minority communities are groups at risk of falling behind, say educators.

16 Feb 2021 - 5:52PM

Students from low-income homes, have special needs or are from ethnic minority communities are groups at risk of falling behind, say educators.

Falling through the cracks: Hong Kong’s vulnerable pupils set back by months of online lessons at home during coronavirus crisis
Hong Kong fourth wave: Covid-19 daily caseload drops to 12, while officials warn against misplaced optimism

But authorities caution fewer screenings expected over Lunar New Year holiday when people reluctant to visit doctors and most private clinics are closed.

14 Feb 2021 - 8:27AM

But authorities caution fewer screenings expected over Lunar New Year holiday when people reluctant to visit doctors and most private clinics are closed.

Hong Kong fourth wave: Covid-19 daily caseload drops to 12, while officials warn against misplaced optimism
Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK’s ban on BBC programming sparks questions over press freedom and ‘one country, two systems’

RTHK’s ‘worrying’ move to follow Beijing’s lead in banning BBC programmes threatens the ‘free flow of information’ on which Hong Kong has thrived, one advocate says.

12 Feb 2021 - 11:20PM

RTHK’s ‘worrying’ move to follow Beijing’s lead in banning BBC programmes threatens the ‘free flow of information’ on which Hong Kong has thrived, one advocate says.

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK’s ban on BBC programming sparks questions over press freedom and ‘one country, two systems’
Temperature checks and contact tracing as Hong Kong’s temples welcome Lunar New Year throngs amid coronavirus pandemic

At Wong Tai Sin Temple, one of the city’s biggest, visitors registered for contact-tracing before entering and steps were taken to keep crowds manageable.

12 Feb 2021 - 5:01PM

At Wong Tai Sin Temple, one of the city’s biggest, visitors registered for contact-tracing before entering and steps were taken to keep crowds manageable.

Temperature checks and contact tracing as Hong Kong’s temples welcome Lunar New Year throngs amid coronavirus pandemic
Officials call for restrained festivities over Lunar New Year as Hong Kong logs 21 new coronavirus cases

Residents urged to keep celebrations to a minimum and use the government’s risk-exposure app when visiting public places. Tourism industry floats idea of locals crossing border into mainland China to receive vaccine jabs.

12 Feb 2021 - 3:26AM

Residents urged to keep celebrations to a minimum and use the government’s risk-exposure app when visiting public places. Tourism industry floats idea of locals crossing border into mainland China to receive vaccine jabs.

Officials call for restrained festivities over Lunar New Year as Hong Kong logs 21 new coronavirus cases
Coronavirus: only handful of secondary schools in Hong Kong intend to test all staff and resume full classes after Lunar New Year, poll finds

Overwhelming percentage of principals also worry about the practicality of the screening rule, survey by Hong Kong Association of the Heads of Secondary Schools finds.

10 Feb 2021 - 2:47PM

Overwhelming percentage of principals also worry about the practicality of the screening rule, survey by Hong Kong Association of the Heads of Secondary Schools finds.

Coronavirus: only handful of secondary schools in Hong Kong intend to test all staff and resume full classes after Lunar New Year, poll finds
Hong Kong police foil suspected Lunar New Year bomb attack by anti-government radicals

Two men aged 42 and 62 arrested on Monday in operation by organised crime and triad bureau. Officers seize explosive substances, weapons, gas masks, and body armour in raids on flats and offices.

10 Feb 2021 - 12:06AM

Two men aged 42 and 62 arrested on Monday in operation by organised crime and triad bureau. Officers seize explosive substances, weapons, gas masks, and body armour in raids on flats and offices.

Hong Kong police foil suspected Lunar New Year bomb attack by anti-government radicals
Hong Kong teachers ‘free to critique’ nation’s political, legal systems after liberal studies overhaul

Education secretary says covering negative aspects of mainland China’s governance system is allowed after liberal studies remodelling – so long as discussions are ‘objective and factual’.

7 Feb 2021 - 11:12PM

Education secretary says covering negative aspects of mainland China’s governance system is allowed after liberal studies remodelling – so long as discussions are ‘objective and factual’.

Hong Kong teachers ‘free to critique’ nation’s political, legal systems after liberal studies overhaul
Hong Kong fourth wave: officials defend tougher testing regime as three more lockdowns ordered, weigh legal action against pregnant woman who evaded quarantine

Authorities reveal 27 new cases and say tougher strategy could allow for relaxing of socialising, business curbs after Lunar New Year.

8 Feb 2021 - 9:54PM

Authorities reveal 27 new cases and say tougher strategy could allow for relaxing of socialising, business curbs after Lunar New Year.

Hong Kong fourth wave: officials defend tougher testing regime as three more lockdowns ordered, weigh legal action against pregnant woman who evaded quarantine
‘Sars hero’ says Hong Kong medical experts must do more to persuade public that coronavirus vaccines are safe

Policy U-turns on Covid-19 measures confusing, could have been handled better, according to Joseph Sung.

7 Feb 2021 - 10:49AM

Policy U-turns on Covid-19 measures confusing, could have been handled better, according to Joseph Sung.

‘Sars hero’ says Hong Kong medical experts must do more to persuade public that coronavirus vaccines are safe
Hong Kong schools under the national security law: no political songs, slogans, human chains, but what else is prohibited?

Blueprint spells out details, making clear that national security is beyond debate, and even telling schools when to call police.

6 Feb 2021 - 2:00PM

Blueprint spells out details, making clear that national security is beyond debate, and even telling schools when to call police.

Hong Kong schools under the national security law: no political songs, slogans, human chains, but what else is prohibited?
Hong Kong’s exams authority looks to Greater Bay Area for new opportunities amid falling revenues at home

The self-financing Examinations and Assessment Authority says its surplus fell by 23 per cent last year, and expects to log a deficit for this year and the next.

6 Feb 2021 - 12:52AM

The self-financing Examinations and Assessment Authority says its surplus fell by 23 per cent last year, and expects to log a deficit for this year and the next.

Hong Kong’s exams authority looks to Greater Bay Area for new opportunities amid falling revenues at home
Hong Kong national security law: principals, teachers could be liable for student breaches if they fail to intervene

If schools choose not to take action, that is ‘clearly problematic’, education minister Kevin Yeung says after issuance of controversial new guidelines.

5 Feb 2021 - 11:19PM

If schools choose not to take action, that is ‘clearly problematic’, education minister Kevin Yeung says after issuance of controversial new guidelines.

Hong Kong national security law: principals, teachers could be liable for student breaches if they fail to intervene
Hong Kong schools given sweeping guidelines on bringing national security law into the classroom

Government releases seven documents covering how nearly all aspects of campus life should conform to the controversial law, with education to begin as young as age six.

5 Feb 2021 - 1:01AM

Government releases seven documents covering how nearly all aspects of campus life should conform to the controversial law, with education to begin as young as age six.

Hong Kong schools given sweeping guidelines on bringing national security law into the classroom
National security law: at least 5 out of 8 Hong Kong universities may have no elected student unions amid low participation rate over arrest fears

Students say they face challenges organising protest-related activities on campus, citing string of cases where members have been disciplined.

3 Feb 2021 - 11:56AM

Students say they face challenges organising protest-related activities on campus, citing string of cases where members have been disciplined.

National security law: at least 5 out of 8 Hong Kong universities may have no elected student unions amid low participation rate over arrest fears
Hong Kong weighs allowing up to a third of a school’s pupils to return to face-to-face classes

Currently, no more than a sixth of the student capacity allowed to return on a half-day basis to attend lessons or take tests.

3 Feb 2021 - 11:36PM

Currently, no more than a sixth of the student capacity allowed to return on a half-day basis to attend lessons or take tests.

Hong Kong weighs allowing up to a third of a school’s pupils to return to face-to-face classes
Hong Kong liberal studies: content on national security, lawfulness, patriotism to be expanded under coming revamp

More details on proposals for new curriculum laid out in consultation paper sent to schools, with current six modules trimmed to three.

5 Feb 2021 - 9:57AM

More details on proposals for new curriculum laid out in consultation paper sent to schools, with current six modules trimmed to three.

Hong Kong liberal studies: content on national security, lawfulness, patriotism to be expanded under coming revamp
Hong Kong international schools sack four teachers who travelled during Covid-19, taught online lessons from elsewhere

Teachers did not tell schools before leaving Hong Kong for mainland China, Australia.

1 Feb 2021 - 12:25PM

Teachers did not tell schools before leaving Hong Kong for mainland China, Australia.

Hong Kong international schools sack four teachers who travelled during Covid-19, taught online lessons from elsewhere
Hong Kong’s Covid-19 travel curbs are fuelling drop in applications for primary school places, Education Bureau says

Despite less competition from cross-border pupils, families remain anxious over whether they will be matched with preferred schools.

1 Feb 2021 - 12:24PM

Despite less competition from cross-border pupils, families remain anxious over whether they will be matched with preferred schools.

Hong Kong’s Covid-19 travel curbs are fuelling drop in applications for primary school places, Education Bureau says
Hong Kong fourth wave: government orders thousands of construction workers at airport to be screened as Covid-19 cluster grows; another 28 cases logged

Officials say 3,000 workers must be screened after discovery of five new cases take cluster size to nine.

30 Jan 2021 - 11:02PM

Officials say 3,000 workers must be screened after discovery of five new cases take cluster size to nine.

Hong Kong fourth wave: government orders thousands of construction workers at airport to be screened as Covid-19 cluster grows; another 28 cases logged