Zoe Low

Hong Kong

Zoe Low

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Zoe Low joined the Post in 2018 and is a reporter. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia and Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

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Hong Kong budget 2021-22: ‘better than nothing’ but cash handouts would have been best, residents say

Many residents feel the HK$5,000 coupons offered by the government are of some help, though they would have preferred cash over digital vouchers.

25 Feb 2021 - 11:51AM

Many residents feel the HK$5,000 coupons offered by the government are of some help, though they would have preferred cash over digital vouchers.

Hong Kong budget 2021-22: ‘better than nothing’ but cash handouts would have been best, residents say
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 leader Carrie Lam gets city’s first Covid-19 jab, insists only steady fall in cases will lead to further relaxation of social distancing

Hong Kong leader warns that she does not ‘envisage that within a very short span of time, we will relax social distancing on the basis of vaccination’.

23 Feb 2021 - 7:46AM

Hong Kong leader warns that she does not ‘envisage that within a very short span of time, we will relax social distancing on the basis of vaccination’.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam gets city’s first Covid-19 jab, insists only steady fall in cases will lead to further relaxation of social distancing
Hong Kong finance minister banking on green shoots of economic recovery lying in environment, sustainable development, says source

Source says Financial Secretary Paul Chan to look to environment and sustainable development to boost city’s recovery in Wednesday’s budget, but cash handouts and other sweeteners unlikely.

22 Feb 2021 - 10:35AM

Source says Financial Secretary Paul Chan to look to environment and sustainable development to boost city’s recovery in Wednesday’s budget, but cash handouts and other sweeteners unlikely.

Hong Kong finance minister banking on green shoots of economic recovery lying in environment, sustainable development, says source
Covid-19: Hong Kong logs 20 new cases and officials hint at possibly reopening border if enough residents get vaccinated

New infections rise for third day in a row, but health boss says it’s too early to say if there has been a rebound after Lunar New Year. Officials hint at possible reopening of city’s borders if enough people get jabs.

21 Feb 2021 - 11:18PM

New infections rise for third day in a row, but health boss says it’s too early to say if there has been a rebound after Lunar New Year. Officials hint at possible reopening of city’s borders if enough people get jabs.

Covid-19: Hong Kong logs 20 new cases and officials hint at possibly reopening border if enough residents get vaccinated
Coronavirus pandemic causes labour shortages for Hong Kong oyster farmers

Often braving natural hazards such as typhoons, oyster farmers are facing even more challenges in 2021, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Travel restrictions have led to labour shortages and a smaller market for shellfish.

16 Feb 2021 - 6:53PM

Often braving natural hazards such as typhoons, oyster farmers are facing even more challenges in 2021, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Travel restrictions have led to labour shortages and a smaller market for shellfish.

Coronavirus pandemic causes labour shortages for Hong Kong oyster farmers
Hong Kong fourth wave: Covid-19 testing slots fill up as nine new cases recorded on final day of Lunar New Year holiday

Daily figure – lowest since November 18 when nine cases were also recorded – included four locally transmitted infections.

16 Feb 2021 - 12:19AM

Daily figure – lowest since November 18 when nine cases were also recorded – included four locally transmitted infections.

Hong Kong fourth wave: Covid-19 testing slots fill up as nine new cases recorded on final day of Lunar New Year holiday
Hong Kong fourth wave: low-income cross-border families want cheaper coronavirus tests, quarantine-free access to mainland to unite with relatives

More than 380 residents surveyed by the Society for Community Organisation say they are unable to go to mainland to meet their relatives.

14 Feb 2021 - 10:57PM

More than 380 residents surveyed by the Society for Community Organisation say they are unable to go to mainland to meet their relatives.

Hong Kong fourth wave: low-income cross-border families want cheaper coronavirus tests, quarantine-free access to mainland to unite with relatives
Hong Kong police arrest 72-year-old woman over suspected animal cruelty after video of dog abuse emerges

The woman, surnamed Yeung, was arrested in Ma On Shan at around 9am and has been detained for investigation.

14 Feb 2021 - 5:59PM

The woman, surnamed Yeung, was arrested in Ma On Shan at around 9am and has been detained for investigation.

Hong Kong police arrest 72-year-old woman over suspected animal cruelty after video of dog abuse emerges
Plagued by dwindling harvests and shrinking shellfish, Hong Kong oyster farmers turn to conservation group for answers

The Nature Conservancy starts gathering data to help oyster farmers figure out host of problems.

16 Feb 2021 - 7:08PM

The Nature Conservancy starts gathering data to help oyster farmers figure out host of problems.

Plagued by dwindling harvests and shrinking shellfish, Hong Kong oyster farmers turn to conservation group for answers
Lunar New Year in Hong Kong: Covid-19 axes Macau casino trips, shrinks family reunions and halts temple traditions

With pandemic restrictions in place, city residents find alternative ways to welcome Year of the Ox.

12 Feb 2021 - 6:12PM

With pandemic restrictions in place, city residents find alternative ways to welcome Year of the Ox.

Lunar New Year in Hong Kong: Covid-19 axes Macau casino trips, shrinks family reunions and halts temple traditions
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
Hong Kong officials approve land-swap deal to protect, restore Sha Lo Tung wetland in Tai Po

Government will finally implement the land-exchange arrangement with Sha Lo Tung owner three years after it was agreed in principle.

10 Feb 2021 - 11:48PM

Government will finally implement the land-exchange arrangement with Sha Lo Tung owner three years after it was agreed in principle.

Hong Kong officials approve land-swap deal to protect, restore Sha Lo Tung wetland in Tai Po
Hong Kong may ease coronavirus control measures after Lunar New Year, but rule on tracking app sparks business fears

Residents can gradually return to normal life after holiday, health authorities say, as they reveal 17 new cases.

11 Feb 2021 - 10:15AM

Residents can gradually return to normal life after holiday, health authorities say, as they reveal 17 new cases.

Hong Kong may ease coronavirus control measures after Lunar New Year, but rule on tracking app sparks business fears
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents given respite from lockdowns over Lunar New Year holiday but urged to remain vigilant

If people do not continue to practise social distancing, city could end up back at ‘square one’ after the festivities, government adviser cautions. Authorities confirm 26 new cases, order new lockdown and evacuation of rehabilitation centre.

10 Feb 2021 - 12:19AM

If people do not continue to practise social distancing, city could end up back at ‘square one’ after the festivities, government adviser cautions. Authorities confirm 26 new cases, order new lockdown and evacuation of rehabilitation centre.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents given respite from lockdowns over Lunar New Year holiday but urged to remain vigilant
Hong Kong’s environment minister vows city will no longer need landfills by 2035, but green groups say little hope of meeting target

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing sets out goals in updated waste management blueprint and confirms city wants to build second incinerator.

9 Feb 2021 - 1:07AM

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing sets out goals in updated waste management blueprint and confirms city wants to build second incinerator.

Hong Kong’s environment minister vows city will no longer need landfills by 2035, but green groups say little hope of meeting target
Hong Kong police seize 280kg of marijuana with a street value of HK$63 million

The massive haul, discovered at a warehouse in Lok Ma Chau, is the force’s second-largest cannabis seizure ever.

7 Feb 2021 - 9:32PM

The massive haul, discovered at a warehouse in Lok Ma Chau, is the force’s second-largest cannabis seizure ever.

Hong Kong police seize 280kg of marijuana with a street value of HK$63 million
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
Hong Kong fourth wave: lockdowns in Yau Ma Tei neighbourhood, Mong Kok building yield one preliminary-positive Covid-19 case

Despite a general downward trend, health undersecretary Dr Chui Tak-yi says infection levels are still going ‘up and down’.

5 Feb 2021 - 8:34AM

Despite a general downward trend, health undersecretary Dr Chui Tak-yi says infection levels are still going ‘up and down’.

Hong Kong fourth wave: lockdowns in Yau Ma Tei neighbourhood, Mong Kok building yield one preliminary-positive Covid-19 case
Hong Kong coronavirus fourth wave: up to a third of pupils allowed to resume face-to-face classes after holiday, Education Bureau says

If schools want to have all students back in the classroom, they will have to ensure all staff are tested for the virus every two weeks, bureau says.

3 Feb 2021 - 11:37PM

If schools want to have all students back in the classroom, they will have to ensure all staff are tested for the virus every two weeks, bureau says.

Hong Kong coronavirus fourth wave: up to a third of pupils allowed to resume face-to-face classes after holiday, Education Bureau says
Hong Kong fourth wave: four lockdowns identify no new coronavirus infections cases so far, as 34 cases logged citywide

Measure applied to three buildings – in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Hom and Yuen Long – and an area of Yau Ma Tei. Residents allowed to leave for work from 6.30am on Tuesday.

2 Feb 2021 - 12:31PM

Measure applied to three buildings – in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Hom and Yuen Long – and an area of Yau Ma Tei. Residents allowed to leave for work from 6.30am on Tuesday.

Hong Kong fourth wave: four lockdowns identify no new coronavirus infections cases so far, as 34 cases logged citywide
Hong Kong residents remain wary of Covid-19 vaccines, with less than a third willing to get jab: survey

Poll conducted for Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong found only 33 per cent of respondents willing to be vaccinated, with main concerns over safety, side effects and the quick roll-out.

1 Feb 2021 - 12:53PM

Poll conducted for Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong found only 33 per cent of respondents willing to be vaccinated, with main concerns over safety, side effects and the quick roll-out.

Hong Kong residents remain wary of Covid-19 vaccines, with less than a third willing to get jab: survey
Hong Kong lockdown: residents of Lam Tin housing estate begin leaving as overnight operation uncovers no Covid-19 cases

Operation involving blocks 5 and 7 of the middle class Laguna City estate tested 460 residents, though the occupants of 60 flats could not be reached.

1 Feb 2021 - 12:40PM

Operation involving blocks 5 and 7 of the middle class Laguna City estate tested 460 residents, though the occupants of 60 flats could not be reached.

Hong Kong lockdown: residents of Lam Tin housing estate begin leaving as overnight operation uncovers no Covid-19 cases
Hong Kong coronavirus fourth wave: snap lockdown of North Point buildings eased for workers, as testing reveals no new cases so far

Residents of four North Point tenement buildings locked down for testing overnight, with restrictions relaxing from 7am on Friday.

29 Jan 2021 - 10:37AM

Residents of four North Point tenement buildings locked down for testing overnight, with restrictions relaxing from 7am on Friday.

Hong Kong coronavirus fourth wave: snap lockdown of North Point buildings eased for workers, as testing reveals no new cases so far
Hong Kong fourth wave: coronavirus outbreak at old North Point building sparks second evacuation in week

Top infectious disease expert Professor Yuen Kwok-yung identifies transmission of the virus in Tung Fat Building Block C, which has had 13 cases.

27 Jan 2021 - 10:08PM

Top infectious disease expert Professor Yuen Kwok-yung identifies transmission of the virus in Tung Fat Building Block C, which has had 13 cases.

Hong Kong fourth wave: coronavirus outbreak at old North Point building sparks second evacuation in week
Hong Kong fourth wave: ‘ambush-style’ Covid-19 lockdown takes residents of 12 Yau Ma Tei buildings by surprise

People living in buildings numbered 9-27 Pitt Street and Shun Fung Building at 3 Tung On Street were ordered to stay in their homes until tested.

27 Jan 2021 - 12:52AM

People living in buildings numbered 9-27 Pitt Street and Shun Fung Building at 3 Tung On Street were ordered to stay in their homes until tested.

Hong Kong fourth wave: ‘ambush-style’ Covid-19 lockdown takes residents of 12 Yau Ma Tei buildings by surprise
Explainer | Hong Kong lockdown: vendors at city’s main fruit market fear they could be next after Covid-19 cases rise in area

Government considering move at Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market on cusp of Lunar New Year. Area around market, which has operated on the corner of Waterloo Road and Reclamation Street since 1913, has had 60 infections recently.

26 Jan 2021 - 5:28PM

Government considering move at Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market on cusp of Lunar New Year. Area around market, which has operated on the corner of Waterloo Road and Reclamation Street since 1913, has had 60 infections recently.

Hong Kong lockdown: vendors at city’s main fruit market fear they could be next after Covid-19 cases rise in area
Hong Kong lockdown: was it worth it? A look at whether city’s harshest coronavirus measure was effective

Experts say the percentage of infected people detected was higher than that found during mass testing last year.

26 Jan 2021 - 1:14AM

Experts say the percentage of infected people detected was higher than that found during mass testing last year.

Hong Kong lockdown: was it worth it? A look at whether city’s harshest coronavirus measure was effective
Hong Kong lifts neighbourhood lockdown early after most residents tested for coronavirus; 76 new cases emerge

The mandatory screening in Jordan uncovered 13 cases, which the health minister says falls in line with broader patterns. Government confident the controversial effort was extensive and the right move.

25 Jan 2021 - 9:30AM

The mandatory screening in Jordan uncovered 13 cases, which the health minister says falls in line with broader patterns. Government confident the controversial effort was extensive and the right move.

Hong Kong lifts neighbourhood lockdown early after most residents tested for coronavirus; 76 new cases emerge
Hong Kong fourth wave: surge in illegal dirt biking, hikers amid Covid-19 travel ban turns once-lush country park site into barren land

Once covered with silver grass, the slopes of Kai Kung Leng in Lam Tsuen Country Park in the New Territories are now sandy and barren, with an increased risk of landslides.

16 Jan 2021 - 12:42PM

Once covered with silver grass, the slopes of Kai Kung Leng in Lam Tsuen Country Park in the New Territories are now sandy and barren, with an increased risk of landslides.

Hong Kong fourth wave: surge in illegal dirt biking, hikers amid Covid-19 travel ban turns once-lush country park site into barren land