Zoe Law

Zoe Law

Zoe was a summer intern on the Hong Kong desk. She is a journalism student from the University of Hong Kong, with a second major in global studies.

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Pro-Beijingers want Hong Kong district council elections recount and claim vote was ‘unfair and not transparent’

More than 1,000 gather at Harbour Road Garden in Wan Chai for rally themed ‘Loving the country, safeguarding Hong Kong’.

More than 1,000 gather at Harbour Road Garden in Wan Chai for rally themed ‘Loving the country, safeguarding Hong Kong’.

Pro-Beijingers want Hong Kong district council elections recount and claim vote was ‘unfair and not transparent’
8 Dec 2019 - 1:04AM
Was Hong Kong train accident sabotage? Government to investigate whether East Rail line derailment was caused by disgruntled MTR employees

Source says officials are not ruling out possibility a member of staff was behind accident that put five people in hospital and endangered the lives of hundreds, as fourth crack on track near Hung Hom station emerges.

Source says officials are not ruling out possibility a member of staff was behind accident that put five people in hospital and endangered the lives of hundreds, as fourth crack on track near Hung Hom station emerges.

Was Hong Kong train accident sabotage? Government to investigate whether East Rail line derailment was caused by disgruntled MTR employees
19 Sep 2019 - 8:48AM
Anti-government movement takes singing protest to Hong Kong malls

New song Glory to Hong Kong has caught on quickly, with renditions at a university and a soccer match. Demonstrators plan to belt it out at shopping centres across the city, including site of previous clashes with police.

New song Glory to Hong Kong has caught on quickly, with renditions at a university and a soccer match. Demonstrators plan to belt it out at shopping centres across the city, including site of previous clashes with police.

Anti-government movement takes singing protest to Hong Kong malls
12 Sep 2019 - 3:09PM
Shops close early and residents stay put as anti-government protesters march through Hong Kong shopping district Mong Kok

Most street-level shops between Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui along Nathan Road shut by late afternoon, while Ladies’ Street hawkers pack away stalls.

Most street-level shops between Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui along Nathan Road shut by late afternoon, while Ladies’ Street hawkers pack away stalls.

Shops close early and residents stay put as anti-government protesters march through Hong Kong shopping district Mong Kok
4 Aug 2019 - 5:29AM
Incorrect seafood labelling by Hong Kong supermarkets leads to overpricing, WWF says

WWF-Hong Kong’s investigation finds fish products misidentified and sold for higher prices than actual value.

WWF-Hong Kong’s investigation finds fish products misidentified and sold for higher prices than actual value.

Incorrect seafood labelling by Hong Kong supermarkets leads to overpricing, WWF says
24 Aug 2018 - 11:31PM
Air quality in Hong Kong improves but pollution levels expected to remain higher than normal for rest of week

After a day of pollution levels posing ‘very high’ health risk on Wednesday, the air quality improved at night.

After a day of pollution levels posing ‘very high’ health risk on Wednesday, the air quality improved at night.

Air quality in Hong Kong improves but pollution levels expected to remain higher than normal for rest of week
23 Aug 2018 - 10:19AM
Tragedy of Indonesian domestic helper in Hong Kong killed by decaying branch highlights poor tree management, experts say

Improper pruning and overall lack of resources as well as absence of licensing system in city make quality control difficult, they argue.

Improper pruning and overall lack of resources as well as absence of licensing system in city make quality control difficult, they argue.

Tragedy of Indonesian domestic helper in Hong Kong killed by decaying branch highlights poor tree management, experts say
22 Aug 2018 - 10:58PM
Green group urges Hong Kong race organisers to reduce waste at running events

Green Earth hopes the city can become a ‘green events capital’ after noting that much of the rubbish being thrown away at races is recyclable.

Green Earth hopes the city can become a ‘green events capital’ after noting that much of the rubbish being thrown away at races is recyclable.

Green group urges Hong Kong race organisers to reduce waste at running events
20 Aug 2018 - 8:21PM
Hong Kong Food Expo worth wait for retiree as she bags HK$7,000 of abalone in HK$1 game

May Chan spent two days outside exhibition centre to make sure she was one of the first in the door – and was amply rewarded, winning 26 boxes of the delicacy.

May Chan spent two days outside exhibition centre to make sure she was one of the first in the door – and was amply rewarded, winning 26 boxes of the delicacy.

Hong Kong Food Expo worth wait for retiree as she bags HK$7,000 of abalone in HK$1 game
16 Aug 2018 - 10:53PM
Hong Kong nine-year-olds are getting less happy: study

Study finds biggest drop among all surveyed age groups in Primary Four, with one expert blaming an excess of academic pressure from parents.

Study finds biggest drop among all surveyed age groups in Primary Four, with one expert blaming an excess of academic pressure from parents.

Hong Kong nine-year-olds are getting less happy: study
16 Aug 2018 - 5:12PM
Fish samples in four A S Watson supermarkets found to contain cancer-causing chemicals: WWF-Hong Kong

Green group says it targeted chains in survey because they lack improvements in striving for sustainable seafood.

Green group says it targeted chains in survey because they lack improvements in striving for sustainable seafood.

Fish samples in four A S Watson supermarkets found to contain cancer-causing chemicals: WWF-Hong Kong
15 Aug 2018 - 12:21AM
Hong Kong stars and fans bid final farewell to late Canto-pop singer Ellen Joyce Loo, 32

Denise Ho, Joey Yung, Miriam Yeung and Kay Tse were among those paying their last respects at Hong Kong Funeral Home.

Denise Ho, Joey Yung, Miriam Yeung and Kay Tse were among those paying their last respects at Hong Kong Funeral Home.

Hong Kong stars and fans bid final farewell to late Canto-pop singer Ellen Joyce Loo, 32
14 Aug 2018 - 9:40PM
MTR sinking issues a ‘subsidence on public confidence’, Hong Kong district councillor says

DAB’s Terry Yip slams rail operator for hiding details of problems at six light rail stations in Tuen Mun.

DAB’s Terry Yip slams rail operator for hiding details of problems at six light rail stations in Tuen Mun.

MTR sinking issues a ‘subsidence on public confidence’, Hong Kong district councillor says
13 Aug 2018 - 9:05PM
Hong Kong GDP records 3.5 per cent growth for second quarter on strong consumption and markets

But government says prospects clouded by escalating US-China trade war.

But government says prospects clouded by escalating US-China trade war.

Hong Kong GDP records 3.5 per cent growth for second quarter on strong consumption and markets
10 Aug 2018 - 11:32PM
Why the microbes in your poo could one day help people to lose weight

Chinese University launches region’s first research and transplant centre using faecal matter to cure intestinal problems.

Chinese University launches region’s first research and transplant centre using faecal matter to cure intestinal problems.

Why the microbes in your poo could one day help people to lose weight
9 Aug 2018 - 10:39PM
Study highlights extreme stress levels and lack of support for parents of special-needs children in Hong Kong

Advocacy group Special Educational Needs Rights Association calls on government to improve availability of resources after finding just one-third of welfare centres in city caters for needs of parents.

Advocacy group Special Educational Needs Rights Association calls on government to improve availability of resources after finding just one-third of welfare centres in city caters for needs of parents.

Study highlights extreme stress levels and lack of support for parents of special-needs children in Hong Kong
8 Aug 2018 - 11:27PM
Why social media and selfies are filling Hong Kong’s young women with self-doubt

Dissatisfied with their physical appearance, many women are altering photos to make themselves look better online, survey finds.

Dissatisfied with their physical appearance, many women are altering photos to make themselves look better online, survey finds.

Why social media and selfies are filling Hong Kong’s young women with self-doubt
8 Aug 2018 - 8:55AM
Hong Kong cancer patients who don’t qualify for government subsidies find help in charity’s crowdfunding drive

Group will function as watchdog to screen cases, with campaign aimed at raising awareness among public and government for overlooked segment.

Group will function as watchdog to screen cases, with campaign aimed at raising awareness among public and government for overlooked segment.

Hong Kong cancer patients who don’t qualify for government subsidies find help in charity’s crowdfunding drive
7 Aug 2018 - 5:10PM
Hong Kong child prodigy Hannah Tam becomes youngest student admitted to Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 2018, after Jockey Club scholarship

Violinist, 13, will study at renowned Curtis Institute of Music in US while percussionist James Koo, 18, heads to Boston Conservatory.

Violinist, 13, will study at renowned Curtis Institute of Music in US while percussionist James Koo, 18, heads to Boston Conservatory.

Hong Kong child prodigy Hannah Tam becomes youngest student admitted to Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 2018, after Jockey Club scholarship
7 Aug 2018 - 3:19PM
Jockey Club fund helps talented musicians realise dreams

Hannah Tam and James Koo are two of the awardees of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund this year. The scholarship aims at helping talented musicians and dancers to continue studying in either local or overseas institutions. Tam and Koo will be pursuing a diploma and a bachelor degree respectively in the US.

Hannah Tam and James Koo are two of the awardees of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund this year. The scholarship aims at helping talented musicians and dancers to continue studying in either local or overseas institutions. Tam and Koo will be pursuing a diploma and a bachelor degree respectively in the US.

Jockey Club fund helps talented musicians realise dreams
6 Aug 2018 - 9:13AM
Full-day kindergartens do not make kids smarter than those in half-day schools, Hong Kong study finds

HKU study finds those spending just half a day in kindergarten are at no disadvantage.

HKU study finds those spending just half a day in kindergarten are at no disadvantage.

Full-day kindergartens do not make kids smarter than those in half-day schools, Hong Kong study finds
2 Aug 2018 - 2:22PM
Hong Kong’s 29th Food Expo to serve up HK$1 games, record 1,560 exhibitors and craft beer made with black truffles

Annual extravaganza cooking up an array of attractions and special offers for visitors arriving first when fair opens on August 16.

Annual extravaganza cooking up an array of attractions and special offers for visitors arriving first when fair opens on August 16.

Hong Kong’s 29th Food Expo to serve up HK$1 games, record 1,560 exhibitors and craft beer made with black truffles
1 Aug 2018 - 9:01AM
Watch out, Hong Kong drivers – cameras will be recording where you pull over, as police step up battle against motorists causing traffic jams

Roll-out of video recording devices at black spots citywide aims to gather evidence to make prosecutions easier.

Roll-out of video recording devices at black spots citywide aims to gather evidence to make prosecutions easier.

Watch out, Hong Kong drivers – cameras will be recording where you pull over, as police step up battle against motorists causing traffic jams
29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Respects paid to Hong Kong’s revered feng shui master Choi Park-lai

Master died peacefully at age of 96, surrounded by his family at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital.

Master died peacefully at age of 96, surrounded by his family at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital.

Respects paid to Hong Kong’s revered feng shui master Choi Park-lai
30 Jul 2018 - 11:09PM
Hong Kong’s retail recovery at threat as mainland Chinese currency weakens amid US trade war

Yuan forecast to remain low at least until the end of next year, which will continue to make Hong Kong less attractive for mainland shoppers.

Yuan forecast to remain low at least until the end of next year, which will continue to make Hong Kong less attractive for mainland shoppers.

Hong Kong’s retail recovery at threat as mainland Chinese currency weakens amid US trade war
29 Jul 2018 - 12:01PM
Hong Kong Ani-Com fair opens with unprecedented anti-scalping facial recognition technology

Diehard visitors are forced to undergo a round of checks and queue up days in advance to secure priority entry, but most say it’s worth it.

Diehard visitors are forced to undergo a round of checks and queue up days in advance to secure priority entry, but most say it’s worth it.

Hong Kong Ani-Com fair opens with unprecedented anti-scalping facial recognition technology
27 Jul 2018 - 11:41PM
Hong Kong Book Fair draws record 1.04 million visitors, but average spending down for second year in a row

Event attracts a wide range of people, from young to families with children, mainland Chinese seeking banned publications, and eagle-eyed bargain hunters.

Event attracts a wide range of people, from young to families with children, mainland Chinese seeking banned publications, and eagle-eyed bargain hunters.

Hong Kong Book Fair draws record 1.04 million visitors, but average spending down for second year in a row
25 Jul 2018 - 8:03AM
Hong Kong government pledges more support for Urban Renewal Authority if it helps with subsidised housing shortage

City’s finance minister Paul Chan says the URA will not need to worry about resources should it play a role in the ‘starter homes’ pilot project.

City’s finance minister Paul Chan says the URA will not need to worry about resources should it play a role in the ‘starter homes’ pilot project.

Hong Kong government pledges more support for Urban Renewal Authority if it helps with subsidised housing shortage
24 Jul 2018 - 11:39PM
Publishers to dish out discounts of up to 50 per cent on last day of Hong Kong Book Fair

This year’s instalment of annual event saw a record high of 680 exhibitors from 39 countries, with sellers of children’s books noting strong demand.

This year’s instalment of annual event saw a record high of 680 exhibitors from 39 countries, with sellers of children’s books noting strong demand.

Publishers to dish out discounts of up to 50 per cent on last day of Hong Kong Book Fair
24 Jul 2018 - 7:33PM
Hoping for a limited edition Iron Man figure, cosplay and comic fans sleep on streets for early bird tickets to Hong Kong’s Ani-Com

Those with an early bird ticket will get priority entry to annual extravaganza of cosplay, comics and video games at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre when it opens on Friday, enabling them the best chance of snapping up the most coveted items.

Those with an early bird ticket will get priority entry to annual extravaganza of cosplay, comics and video games at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre when it opens on Friday, enabling them the best chance of snapping up the most coveted items.

Hoping for a limited edition Iron Man figure, cosplay and comic fans sleep on streets for early bird tickets to Hong Kong’s Ani-Com
16 Jan 2019 - 12:00PM