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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Hong Kong Baptist University students continue with protests alleging management indifference over arrest of fellow pupils

Baptist University students continue with protests demanding president to condemn police action, even as arrested pupil says he got help from varsity.

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Baptist University students continue with protests demanding president to condemn police action, even as arrested pupil says he got help from varsity.

Hong Kong Baptist University students continue with protests alleging management indifference over arrest of fellow pupils
Hong Kong train derailing: services returning to MTR East Rail line as fourth crack revealed

One platform reopens at Hung Hom station, but disruption ongoing with cross-border travel also affected.

18 Sep 2019 - 2:51PM

One platform reopens at Hung Hom station, but disruption ongoing with cross-border travel also affected.

Hong Kong train derailing: services returning to MTR East Rail line as fourth crack revealed
Most hotel workers in Hong Kong having to take unpaid leave as occupancy rates take hit from ongoing protests, survey finds

A survey of workers from more than 40 three- to five-star hotels found that occupancy rates had fallen to as low as 30 per cent on average for the first half of August.

17 Sep 2019 - 11:42PM

A survey of workers from more than 40 three- to five-star hotels found that occupancy rates had fallen to as low as 30 per cent on average for the first half of August.

Most hotel workers in Hong Kong having to take unpaid leave as occupancy rates take hit from ongoing protests, survey finds
Hong Kong MTR workers scrambling to restore East Rail line services after derailment, while authorities vow thorough investigations

Eight injured when three carriages come off the track near Hung Hom station during morning commute.

18 Sep 2019 - 12:08AM

Eight injured when three carriages come off the track near Hung Hom station during morning commute.

Hong Kong MTR workers scrambling to restore East Rail line services after derailment, while authorities vow thorough investigations
Teens who designed English lessons for less privileged students win inaugural youth award at Spirit of Hong Kong awards

City leader Carrie Lam, who attended annual event organised by the Post, says role models who personify community spirit ‘have never been more needed’.

13 Sep 2019 - 4:27AM

City leader Carrie Lam, who attended annual event organised by the Post, says role models who personify community spirit ‘have never been more needed’.

Teens who designed English lessons for less privileged students win inaugural youth award at Spirit of Hong Kong awards
Woman who suffered eye injury during Hong Kong protest going to court to stop police reading her medical records

Officers obtained records with search warrant on August 29 and claim woman did not respond to repeated requests to help with investigation, but she denies that and is going to court to stop police proceeding.

11 Sep 2019 - 1:12PM

Officers obtained records with search warrant on August 29 and claim woman did not respond to repeated requests to help with investigation, but she denies that and is going to court to stop police proceeding.

Woman who suffered eye injury during Hong Kong protest going to court to stop police reading her medical records
Hong Kong protests: owner of protective gear store vows to run business despite arrest

Owner of protective gear shop, who was arrested last Saturday, says he will run his business from wherever and whenever possible.

3 Sep 2019 - 11:29PM

Owner of protective gear shop, who was arrested last Saturday, says he will run his business from wherever and whenever possible.

Hong Kong protests: owner of protective gear store vows to run business despite arrest
Tear gas fired in Mong Kok stand-off as protesters target police station and block roads in escalating anger at force amid two-day citywide strike

Arrests made after demonstrators block a section on Nathan Road. Tensions follow earlier stand-off in Admiralty after rally at Tamar Park.

3 Sep 2019 - 9:09AM

Arrests made after demonstrators block a section on Nathan Road. Tensions follow earlier stand-off in Admiralty after rally at Tamar Park.

Tear gas fired in Mong Kok stand-off as protesters target police station and block roads in escalating anger at force amid two-day citywide strike
Police say two undercover officers who fired warning shots during Hong Kong protests identified themselves as police before shooting in the air

Two live rounds were fired within five minutes of each other at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay on Saturday night. Officers infiltrating demonstration had been noticed by protesters, who allegedly attacked them with sticks and poles.

1 Sep 2019 - 11:53PM

Two live rounds were fired within five minutes of each other at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay on Saturday night. Officers infiltrating demonstration had been noticed by protesters, who allegedly attacked them with sticks and poles.

Police say two undercover officers who fired warning shots during Hong Kong protests identified themselves as police before shooting in the air
Chaos on Hong Kong’s MTR network as police chase protesters into station and arrest 63

Video footage shows members of police Special Tactical Squad, known as ‘raptors’, beating people on train at Prince Edward station, and services remain suspended there, Mong Kok, and Kowloon Bay, following night of violence and vandalism.

2 Sep 2019 - 1:32PM

Video footage shows members of police Special Tactical Squad, known as ‘raptors’, beating people on train at Prince Edward station, and services remain suspended there, Mong Kok, and Kowloon Bay, following night of violence and vandalism.

Chaos on Hong Kong’s MTR network as police chase protesters into station and arrest 63
Anti-government protesters to ‘tour’ areas around Hong Kong airport in an effort to block roads

Anti-government demonstrators call it an ‘airport traffic stress test’, intending to block roads on Lantau Island. Airport bosses already got an injunction against actions affecting their base or roads leading to it.

30 Aug 2019 - 9:36AM

Anti-government demonstrators call it an ‘airport traffic stress test’, intending to block roads on Lantau Island. Airport bosses already got an injunction against actions affecting their base or roads leading to it.

Anti-government protesters to ‘tour’ areas around Hong Kong airport in an effort to block roads
Hong Kong privacy watchdog refers 600 cases of doxxing to police

More than 70 per cent of cases involve police officers and their families, including threats against their children.

28 Aug 2019 - 11:58PM

More than 70 per cent of cases involve police officers and their families, including threats against their children.

Hong Kong privacy watchdog refers 600 cases of doxxing to police
Hong Kong’s children are happiest they’ve been since 2013, annual index shows

Hong Kong Children Happiness Index shows average happiness score of 6.81 out of 10 – up from 6.73 last year and 6.74 in 2014.

27 Aug 2019 - 10:38PM

Hong Kong Children Happiness Index shows average happiness score of 6.81 out of 10 – up from 6.73 last year and 6.74 in 2014.

Hong Kong’s children are happiest they’ve been since 2013, annual index shows
Hong Kong government supporters’ protest targets ‘biased’ journalists at public broadcaster RTHK’s headquarters

Politihk Social Strategic, pro-Beijing group that organised protest in Kowloon Tong, says RTHK ‘should represent voice of government’. Mostly elderly crowd taunt reporters from various media outlets, swing punches and try to hit cameras.

24 Aug 2019 - 11:44PM

Politihk Social Strategic, pro-Beijing group that organised protest in Kowloon Tong, says RTHK ‘should represent voice of government’. Mostly elderly crowd taunt reporters from various media outlets, swing punches and try to hit cameras.

Hong Kong government supporters’ protest targets ‘biased’ journalists at public broadcaster RTHK’s headquarters
Hong Kong Observatory issues typhoon signal No 1 as tropical cyclone Bailu comes within 800km on the way to Taiwan and mainland China

Air quality reaches ‘serious’ risk level – as storm projected to land in Fujian and Guangdong provinces after sweeping southern tip of Taiwan.

24 Aug 2019 - 11:56PM

Air quality reaches ‘serious’ risk level – as storm projected to land in Fujian and Guangdong provinces after sweeping southern tip of Taiwan.

Hong Kong Observatory issues typhoon signal No 1 as tropical cyclone Bailu comes within 800km on the way to Taiwan and mainland China
British consulate worker in Hong Kong held for more than two weeks in mainland China finally released, family says in Facebook statement

Online statement on ‘Release Simon Cheng’ page thanks public for support and pleads for space before entertaining interview requests.

24 Aug 2019 - 11:44PM

Online statement on ‘Release Simon Cheng’ page thanks public for support and pleads for space before entertaining interview requests.

British consulate worker in Hong Kong held for more than two weeks in mainland China finally released, family says in Facebook statement
Hong Kong protests: gentler approach to resolving stand-offs ‘worth considering’, says police officer whose efforts to persuade youths to go home went viral online

Video capturing Chief Inspector Sean Lin gently trying to persuade youngsters besieging Ma On Shan Police station to leave gained more than 415,000 views in less than a week and also went viral on Chinese social media site Weibo.

23 Aug 2019 - 10:21AM

Video capturing Chief Inspector Sean Lin gently trying to persuade youngsters besieging Ma On Shan Police station to leave gained more than 415,000 views in less than a week and also went viral on Chinese social media site Weibo.

Hong Kong protests: gentler approach to resolving stand-offs ‘worth considering’, says police officer whose efforts to persuade youths to go home went viral online
Man collapses as angry Hong Kong residents demand answers from MTR Corp over police use of tear gas in stations

Rail operator has come under fire over two separate incidents on August 11 when police and protesters clashed inside Tai Koo and Kwai Fong stations.

21 Aug 2019 - 2:39PM

Rail operator has come under fire over two separate incidents on August 11 when police and protesters clashed inside Tai Koo and Kwai Fong stations.

Man collapses as angry Hong Kong residents demand answers from MTR Corp over police use of tear gas in stations
Hong Kong protests: travellers unfazed despite long queues as security is tightened at Hong Kong International Airport after earlier chaos

Two-metre-tall water barriers blocked the airport’s street-level entrances, and people going through the two remaining doors had to show a valid ticket or boarding pass to be allowed into the departure hall.

18 Aug 2019 - 1:27AM

Two-metre-tall water barriers blocked the airport’s street-level entrances, and people going through the two remaining doors had to show a valid ticket or boarding pass to be allowed into the departure hall.

Hong Kong protests: travellers unfazed despite long queues as security is tightened at Hong Kong International Airport after earlier chaos
Hong Kong environmental group takes aim at mooncakes as Mid-Autumn Festival nears

Environmental group estimates 2.9 million mooncakes will end up in landfills this year, up from 2.2 million in 2018.

15 Aug 2019 - 9:43PM

Environmental group estimates 2.9 million mooncakes will end up in landfills this year, up from 2.2 million in 2018.

Hong Kong environmental group takes aim at mooncakes as Mid-Autumn Festival nears
Beijing condemns Hong Kong airport protesters over assault on two mainlanders, compares behaviour to acts of terrorism

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office under the State Council, China’s cabinet, expresses ‘extreme anger’ while liaison office fires harsh rebuke.

15 Aug 2019 - 12:10AM

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office under the State Council, China’s cabinet, expresses ‘extreme anger’ while liaison office fires harsh rebuke.

Beijing condemns Hong Kong airport protesters over assault on two mainlanders, compares behaviour to acts of terrorism
Anti-government protesters severely disrupt Hong Kong International Airport for second day running

Demonstrators descend on departures area on Tuesday afternoon as airport tries to recover from crippling impact of Monday’s mass sit-in. Angry confrontations ensue between travellers and protesters blocking their path.

13 Aug 2019 - 10:04PM

Demonstrators descend on departures area on Tuesday afternoon as airport tries to recover from crippling impact of Monday’s mass sit-in. Angry confrontations ensue between travellers and protesters blocking their path.

Anti-government protesters severely disrupt Hong Kong International Airport for second day running
Flash mob protests fan out across Hong Kong

The anti-government protests continued into the night in Hong Kong on August 10.  Multiple ‘flash mob’ style protests erupted across the city with protesters emerging from the MTR system, blocking roads, then retreating when police appear.

11 Aug 2019 - 1:49AM

The anti-government protests continued into the night in Hong Kong on August 10.  Multiple ‘flash mob’ style protests erupted across the city with protesters emerging from the MTR system, blocking roads, then retreating when police appear.

Flash mob protests fan out across Hong Kong
Centre of northern Hong Kong town of Tai Po largely deserted ahead of banned protest as businesses shut up shop

Market stalls and shop either decide not to open on Saturday or close early before march begins.

15 Aug 2019 - 4:20PM

Market stalls and shop either decide not to open on Saturday or close early before march begins.

Centre of northern Hong Kong town of Tai Po largely deserted ahead of banned protest as businesses shut up shop
Greenpeace survey finds major Hong Kong supermarkets inconsistent in use of plastic wrapping for produce

Month-long survey conducted by Greenpeace finds Hong Kong’s supermarkets are inconsistent in use of plastic wrap for produce across stores.

9 Aug 2019 - 1:09PM

Month-long survey conducted by Greenpeace finds Hong Kong’s supermarkets are inconsistent in use of plastic wrap for produce across stores.

Greenpeace survey finds major Hong Kong supermarkets inconsistent in use of plastic wrapping for produce
Hong Kong airport occupied by hundreds of protesters amid tightened security

Thousands expected to join the peaceful sit-in against the extradition bill, which could last until Sunday. Passengers told to arrive early as airport introduces extra ID and ticket checks.

10 Aug 2019 - 11:24AM

Thousands expected to join the peaceful sit-in against the extradition bill, which could last until Sunday. Passengers told to arrive early as airport introduces extra ID and ticket checks.

Hong Kong airport occupied by hundreds of protesters amid tightened security
Government advises people to reduce outdoor activities as Hong Kong’s air pollution reaches ‘serious’ level under impact of Super Typhoon Lekima

Residents advised to reduce or avoid outdoor activities with increase in Hong Kong’s pollution level. Rain by next week is expected to bring relief.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:22PM

Residents advised to reduce or avoid outdoor activities with increase in Hong Kong’s pollution level. Rain by next week is expected to bring relief.

Government advises people to reduce outdoor activities as Hong Kong’s air pollution reaches ‘serious’ level under impact of Super Typhoon Lekima
Laser pointers are in the spotlight in Hong Kong’s protests and selling briskly. But are they ‘offensive weapons’ and can you be arrested for carrying one?

Sales of the devices soar after student leader detained for carrying 10 of them causing protesters to besiege a police station then arrange a ‘stargazing event’ the next day.

8 Aug 2019 - 4:56PM

Sales of the devices soar after student leader detained for carrying 10 of them causing protesters to besiege a police station then arrange a ‘stargazing event’ the next day.

Laser pointers are in the spotlight in Hong Kong’s protests and selling briskly. But are they ‘offensive weapons’ and can you be arrested for carrying one?
Magic of Hayao Miyazaki on display in two Hong Kong exhibitions about Studio Ghibli’s films

Selfie opportunities with life-size figures including Totoro, San from Princess Mononoke and a ghost from Spirited Away at show in Kowloon Bay; watercolour sketches from The Tale of Princess Kaguya at show in Tsim Sha Tsui.

8 Aug 2019 - 5:00PM

Selfie opportunities with life-size figures including Totoro, San from Princess Mononoke and a ghost from Spirited Away at show in Kowloon Bay; watercolour sketches from The Tale of Princess Kaguya at show in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Magic of Hayao Miyazaki on display in two Hong Kong exhibitions about Studio Ghibli’s films
Most Hong Kong residents oppose government’s new air-quality proposals, survey finds

Hongkongers oppose government’s plan to raise number of breaches in maintaining PM2.5 limits from nine to 35 days a year. They also want government to manage pollutants such as ozone and nitrogen oxide.

1 Aug 2019 - 11:53PM

Hongkongers oppose government’s plan to raise number of breaches in maintaining PM2.5 limits from nine to 35 days a year. They also want government to manage pollutants such as ozone and nitrogen oxide.

Most Hong Kong residents oppose government’s new air-quality proposals, survey finds