Zoe Low

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

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When Wong Kar-wai’s gay film Happy Together won big at Cannes Film Festival

The acclaimed filmmaker was awarded best director at the festival in 1997 – the year of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule – and he expressed hope that he would be able to continue to make the kind of films he wanted to make.

23 May 2019 - 5:13PM

The acclaimed filmmaker was awarded best director at the festival in 1997 – the year of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule – and he expressed hope that he would be able to continue to make the kind of films he wanted to make.

When Wong Kar-wai’s gay film Happy Together won big at Cannes Film Festival
From Game of Thrones to Gentleman Jack: Gemma Whelan talks the Iron Throne and new series

Whelan, who plays Queen of the Ironborn Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, talks about the fate of the Starks, her co-stars, and new series Gentleman Jack, in which she plays the sister of Victorian politician and lesbian Anne Lister.

22 May 2019 - 3:56PM

Whelan, who plays Queen of the Ironborn Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, talks about the fate of the Starks, her co-stars, and new series Gentleman Jack, in which she plays the sister of Victorian politician and lesbian Anne Lister.

From Game of Thrones to Gentleman Jack: Gemma Whelan talks the Iron Throne and new series
Hong Kong investors take advantage of a correction in Singapore’s property prices

Singapore’s property prices have continued to fall since the last quarter of 2018, declining 0.7 per cent in the first three months of the year.

21 May 2019 - 9:44PM

Singapore’s property prices have continued to fall since the last quarter of 2018, declining 0.7 per cent in the first three months of the year.

Hong Kong investors take advantage of a correction in Singapore’s property prices
French start-up targets hi-tech anti-pollution mask at Asia’s health-conscious consumers

Founder says US$220 price tag should not deter consumers who value their health above all else.

12 May 2019 - 10:51PM

Founder says US$220 price tag should not deter consumers who value their health above all else.

French start-up targets hi-tech anti-pollution mask at Asia’s health-conscious consumers
India’s Wipro hopes to make a Splash in China with recently acquired Philippine firm’s personal care products

Wipro Consumer Care will bring skin whitening lotion, exfoliants and hair care products to China.

6 May 2019 - 9:56PM

Wipro Consumer Care will bring skin whitening lotion, exfoliants and hair care products to China.

India’s Wipro hopes to make a Splash in China with recently acquired Philippine firm’s personal care products
Shares in Chinese health care firms, beer and liquor makers set to benefit from higher weighting in MSCI global benchmarks, says HSBC

The index compiler plans to boost the representation of Chinese stocks to 20 per cent from the current 5 per cent by November

1 May 2019 - 10:02PM

The index compiler plans to boost the representation of Chinese stocks to 20 per cent from the current 5 per cent by November

Shares in Chinese health care firms, beer and liquor makers set to benefit from higher weighting in MSCI global benchmarks, says HSBC
Zhuhai property lures Hongkongers betting mega bridge will boost Greater Bay Area

Hongkongers splashed out 10 billion yuan (US$1.48 billion) last year on homes in the bay area, by one estimate, 10 per cent more than a year earlier.

1 May 2019 - 4:46PM

Hongkongers splashed out 10 billion yuan (US$1.48 billion) last year on homes in the bay area, by one estimate, 10 per cent more than a year earlier.

Zhuhai property lures Hongkongers betting mega bridge will boost Greater Bay Area
Half of Hongkongers think property prices will rise in next 12 months, Citibank survey finds

About half of Hongkongers think the city’s property prices will rise in the next 12 months, according to a survey by Citibank. In comparison, only 18 per cent expected a price increase in the last quarter of 2018.

29 Apr 2019 - 10:09PM

About half of Hongkongers think the city’s property prices will rise in the next 12 months, according to a survey by Citibank. In comparison, only 18 per cent expected a price increase in the last quarter of 2018.

Half of Hongkongers think property prices will rise in next 12 months, Citibank survey finds
Hong Kong start-up developing 3D technology to weave perfect pair of customised jeans with zero waste

The founders of the two-year-old robotics and apparel company Unspun say they are determined to change the polluting and labour intensive denim manufacturing process through the use of technology.

22 Apr 2019 - 3:36PM

The founders of the two-year-old robotics and apparel company Unspun say they are determined to change the polluting and labour intensive denim manufacturing process through the use of technology.

Hong Kong start-up developing 3D technology to weave perfect pair of customised jeans with zero waste
No takers for Sun Hung Kai Properties’ Park Yoho Napoli project in Yuen Long

Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong’s largest developer by market value, manages to sell only six flats on the first day of Easter holiday, as cautious buyers wait on the sidelines.

21 Apr 2019 - 11:50AM

Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong’s largest developer by market value, manages to sell only six flats on the first day of Easter holiday, as cautious buyers wait on the sidelines.

No takers for Sun Hung Kai Properties’ Park Yoho Napoli project in Yuen Long
Alibaba-backed parenting platform Babytree to branch out globally, grow international revenue over three years

Babytree, China’s largest parenting website, wants to expand globally within three years, targeting markets with growing internet use, while at the same time capitalising on the growing number of second child births domestically.

8 Apr 2019 - 8:00AM

Babytree, China’s largest parenting website, wants to expand globally within three years, targeting markets with growing internet use, while at the same time capitalising on the growing number of second child births domestically.

Alibaba-backed parenting platform Babytree to branch out globally, grow international revenue over three years
Penang wants to be like Hong Kong and Singapore. Problem: its fishermen don’t

The Malaysian state is planning a three-island land reclamation project that will help it fund a US$11 billion overhaul of its transport system. But on the environment, are Singapore and Hong Kong really good examples to follow?

4 Apr 2019 - 12:15PM

The Malaysian state is planning a three-island land reclamation project that will help it fund a US$11 billion overhaul of its transport system. But on the environment, are Singapore and Hong Kong really good examples to follow?

Penang wants to be like Hong Kong and Singapore. Problem: its fishermen don’t
Why are so many Malaysians from Penang settling in Hong Kong?

It’s not just money, money, money. Malaysians are drawn to Hong Kong for its cosmopolitan attitudes, shared colonial past and equality of opportunity. Still, pollution and overcrowding send some in the opposite direction.

2 Apr 2019 - 11:34AM

It’s not just money, money, money. Malaysians are drawn to Hong Kong for its cosmopolitan attitudes, shared colonial past and equality of opportunity. Still, pollution and overcrowding send some in the opposite direction.

Why are so many Malaysians from Penang settling in Hong Kong?
Ebola vaccine maker CanSino Biologics has a plan to take its life-saving treatments well beyond China’s domestic market

CanSino Biologics jumped 59 per cent in debut trading in Hong Kong on Thursday, reflecting the best first day trading gain in the city since 2017

29 Mar 2019 - 10:13PM

CanSino Biologics jumped 59 per cent in debut trading in Hong Kong on Thursday, reflecting the best first day trading gain in the city since 2017

Ebola vaccine maker CanSino Biologics has a plan to take its life-saving treatments well beyond China’s domestic market
Hong Kong small businesses’ confidence in growth at five-year low, poll finds

Confidence in growth among small businesses in Hong Kong for 2019 is at a five-year low, according to a survey conducted by professional accounting body CPA Australia.

28 Mar 2019 - 7:45AM

Confidence in growth among small businesses in Hong Kong for 2019 is at a five-year low, according to a survey conducted by professional accounting body CPA Australia.

Hong Kong small businesses’ confidence in growth at five-year low, poll finds
BOCHK Asset Management launches ‘Greater Bay Area’ bond fund, expects China to attract US$150 billion in foreign investment
Hong Kong home prices to increase by 15 per cent this year, says Cushman

Hong Kong housing prices are likely to increase by at least 15 per cent on average this year, said real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield, as concerns about the US-China trade war and interest rate hikes ease in the city.

20 Mar 2019 - 8:30AM

Hong Kong housing prices are likely to increase by at least 15 per cent on average this year, said real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield, as concerns about the US-China trade war and interest rate hikes ease in the city.

Hong Kong home prices to increase by 15 per cent this year, says Cushman
China’s biggest funeral services provider plans to launch virtual graves, reports 17 per cent increase in net profit

Mainland Chinese are embracing value-added funeral services, such as virtual graves, as a pursuit of better lifestyles extends beyond the grave.

19 Mar 2019 - 11:47AM

Mainland Chinese are embracing value-added funeral services, such as virtual graves, as a pursuit of better lifestyles extends beyond the grave.

China’s biggest funeral services provider plans to launch virtual graves, reports 17 per cent increase in net profit
Pork producer WH Group calls for end of trade war, as 2018 profit drops 4 per cent

WH Group, owner of Smithfield Foods, said falling prices and higher mainland tariffs on US shipments led to a profit result of US$1.05 billion for 2018.

16 Mar 2019 - 1:53AM

WH Group, owner of Smithfield Foods, said falling prices and higher mainland tariffs on US shipments led to a profit result of US$1.05 billion for 2018.

Pork producer WH Group calls for end of trade war, as 2018 profit drops 4 per cent
Striking for the future: From Australia to Japan to India, youths will skip school on March 15 to protest against climate change

Students from at least six Asian countries will take part in Global Strike for Future

12 Mar 2019 - 12:20PM

Students from at least six Asian countries will take part in Global Strike for Future

Striking for the future: From Australia to Japan to India, youths will skip school on March 15 to protest against climate change
Malaysian police launch global manhunt for killer of Irishman Patrick Brian O’Reilly

Penang police are looking for a “fair-skinned” foreigner in connection with the murder of Patrick Brian O’Reilly, who was found tied up in a pool of blood at his flat.

6 Mar 2019 - 4:22PM

Penang police are looking for a “fair-skinned” foreigner in connection with the murder of Patrick Brian O’Reilly, who was found tied up in a pool of blood at his flat.

Malaysian police launch global manhunt for killer of Irishman Patrick Brian O’Reilly
Malaysia’s bad-boy rapper Namewee: out of jail, but are China’s censors ready?

Bad-boy rapper Namewee was once a thorn in the side of the Malaysian government, criticised for insulting both the country and Islam. Now he’s back with a green light for his once-banned film Banglasia. What gives?

2 Mar 2019 - 1:01PM

Bad-boy rapper Namewee was once a thorn in the side of the Malaysian government, criticised for insulting both the country and Islam. Now he’s back with a green light for his once-banned film Banglasia. What gives?

Malaysia’s bad-boy rapper Namewee: out of jail, but are China’s censors ready?
Money, money, money ... It’s not a cashless society yet in Hong Kong where banknotes still rule

Art director for HSBC’s Global Publishing Services says banknotes often depict people, places and animals unique or symbolic to a specific place. Hong Kong’s banknotes have also depicted city’s bustling trade activity, such as tea manufacturing in the early 1900s.

6 Feb 2019 - 10:40PM

Art director for HSBC’s Global Publishing Services says banknotes often depict people, places and animals unique or symbolic to a specific place. Hong Kong’s banknotes have also depicted city’s bustling trade activity, such as tea manufacturing in the early 1900s.

Money, money, money ... It’s not a cashless society yet in Hong Kong where banknotes still rule
Homeless by choice: Hongkonger tells why he gave up middle-class life to sleep rough in Victoria Park

Simon Lee lives on leftovers from McDonald’s and hand-outs from a Sikh temple, and says he gets by just fine. His self-imposed life on the streets has released him from the pain of relationships and burden of material things, he says.

26 Jan 2019 - 2:31PM

Simon Lee lives on leftovers from McDonald’s and hand-outs from a Sikh temple, and says he gets by just fine. His self-imposed life on the streets has released him from the pain of relationships and burden of material things, he says.

Homeless by choice: Hongkonger tells why he gave up middle-class life to sleep rough in Victoria Park
Students and teachers at Hong Kong school raise HK$50,000 for Operation Santa Claus

School plays exhibition soccer match against professionals from Best Union Yeun Long, while mini fun fair helps boost fundraising efforts.

18 Jan 2019 - 6:42PM

School plays exhibition soccer match against professionals from Best Union Yeun Long, while mini fun fair helps boost fundraising efforts.

Students and teachers at Hong Kong school raise HK$50,000 for Operation Santa Claus
Smartwatches and fitness bands by Suunto, Apple and Garmin can be inaccurate, Hong Kong Consumer Council says

Consumer Council says popular gadgets not always accurate in their readings.

15 Jan 2019 - 10:56PM

Consumer Council says popular gadgets not always accurate in their readings.

Smartwatches and fitness bands by Suunto, Apple and Garmin can be inaccurate, Hong Kong Consumer Council says
Hong Kong’s bakers told to switch up ingredients after cookies and biscuits found to contain chemicals linked to cancer

Eggs rolls and chocolate cookies among tasty treats found to contain high levels of chemicals that can increase the risk of cancer, while one product had 210 per cent more sugar than advertised.

16 Jan 2019 - 5:13AM

Eggs rolls and chocolate cookies among tasty treats found to contain high levels of chemicals that can increase the risk of cancer, while one product had 210 per cent more sugar than advertised.

Hong Kong’s bakers told to switch up ingredients after cookies and biscuits found to contain chemicals linked to cancer
More aggressive wild boars may be put down, says Hong Kong agriculture chief

Officials and lawmakers say people feeding boars has led to an increase in the number of the animals captured, and have called for more awareness of the dangers.

12 Jan 2019 - 11:17PM

Officials and lawmakers say people feeding boars has led to an increase in the number of the animals captured, and have called for more awareness of the dangers.

More aggressive wild boars may be put down, says Hong Kong agriculture chief
Hong Kong’s worst maritime accidents: from Lamma ferry crash on National Day 2012 to fire on former luxury liner Queen Elizabeth

At least one crewman was killed, seven others injured and two were still missing after an oil tanker fire off the coast of Lamma Island on Tuesday. We look at some of the major maritime accidents with Hong Kong connections down the years.

9 Jan 2019 - 10:38PM

At least one crewman was killed, seven others injured and two were still missing after an oil tanker fire off the coast of Lamma Island on Tuesday. We look at some of the major maritime accidents with Hong Kong connections down the years.

Hong Kong’s worst maritime accidents: from Lamma ferry crash on National Day 2012 to fire on former luxury liner Queen Elizabeth
Macau police fire warning shot during scuffle with smokers outside luxury hotel, three arrested

Police say the officer fired in the air after being pushed by one of the men. They had been asked to stop smoking in the no-smoking section. Nobody was shot in the incident but the police officer sustained injuries to the arms, legs and stomach.

4 Jan 2019 - 4:18PM

Police say the officer fired in the air after being pushed by one of the men. They had been asked to stop smoking in the no-smoking section. Nobody was shot in the incident but the police officer sustained injuries to the arms, legs and stomach.

Macau police fire warning shot during scuffle with smokers outside luxury hotel, three arrested