Zoe Low

Hong Kong

Zoe Low

Reporter

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 biotech firm wins government contract to use fly maggots to eat up city’s huge organic waste problem

Company CEO calls the project part of a ‘great circular economy’, suggests future expansion to tackle city landfills.

Company CEO calls the project part of a ‘great circular economy’, suggests future expansion to tackle city landfills.

4 Jan 2022 - 12:33AM
Citizen News bosses say Hong Kong’s ‘vague’ law enforcement forced its closure, triggered by fears over staff safety

Chief writer Chris Yeung says decision to close news outlet was based on fears they may have unwittingly broken laws they do not understand.

Chief writer Chris Yeung says decision to close news outlet was based on fears they may have unwittingly broken laws they do not understand.

3 Jan 2022 - 7:58PM
Omicron variant: come forward or face legal action, Hong Kong authorities warn 6 diners as cluster linked to restaurant grows

Cluster of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant now comprises five confirmed cases and a preliminary-positive infection.

Cluster of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant now comprises five confirmed cases and a preliminary-positive infection.

4 Jan 2022 - 9:11AM
Omicron: second infection tied to family member of diner in restaurant cluster sparks fears of growing outbreak, as health chief warns Hong Kong at ‘tipping point’

Health secretary Sophia Chan warns city is at ‘tipping point’, urges residents to get vaccinated with boosters.

Health secretary Sophia Chan warns city is at ‘tipping point’, urges residents to get vaccinated with boosters.

2 Jan 2022 - 11:20PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms 14 new imported cases; Cathay Pacific gets 2-week ban for Toronto and Los Angeles routes after infections among passengers

But government pandemic adviser suggests three-day hotel requirement does not go far enough as city attempts to keep new Omicron variant out.

But government pandemic adviser suggests three-day hotel requirement does not go far enough as city attempts to keep new Omicron variant out.

29 Dec 2021 - 10:49PM
Eating less meat can help reduce 75,000 premature deaths related to air pollution in China, study finds

Findings from a Hong Kong-led study show ammonia gas emissions from agricultural sector have increased more than 60 per cent as a result of rising meat consumption, and can cause health issues when inhaled into the lungs.

Findings from a Hong Kong-led study show ammonia gas emissions from agricultural sector have increased more than 60 per cent as a result of rising meat consumption, and can cause health issues when inhaled into the lungs.

28 Dec 2021 - 8:48PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong fitness chain blames ‘unrealistic rent’, social-distancing toll in closing last branches

Goji Studios had eight outlets before its Whampoa branch became the first to close amid the Covid-19 pandemic in September 2020; it was unable to strike a deal on rent with its remaining landlords.

Goji Studios had eight outlets before its Whampoa branch became the first to close amid the Covid-19 pandemic in September 2020; it was unable to strike a deal on rent with its remaining landlords.

28 Dec 2021 - 7:01PM
Climate Change: Typhoons in coastal Asia and China could be twice as powerful by 2100, says Chinese University of Hong Kong study

Their overall destructive power could double by the end of the century in the worst-case climate change scenario, according to the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s findings.

Their overall destructive power could double by the end of the century in the worst-case climate change scenario, according to the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s findings.

28 Dec 2021 - 2:15PM
Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific crew member among 9 new imported cases in Hong Kong as health chief warns of tighter rules if fifth local wave hits

Health minister Sophia Chan says authorities are ready to tighten measures, including testing, quarantine and social distancing, if fifth wave of local infections hits.

Health minister Sophia Chan says authorities are ready to tighten measures, including testing, quarantine and social distancing, if fifth wave of local infections hits.

27 Dec 2021 - 1:30AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong researchers discover masks could pollute over 54,000 Olympic pools worth of seawater

City University lab study finds masks in ocean could take up to 1,000 years to decompose.

City University lab study finds masks in ocean could take up to 1,000 years to decompose.

25 Dec 2021 - 4:14PM
All bark and no bite? Hong Kong’s Ombudsman wants dog licensing regime toughened as number of unlicensed, unvaccinated canines soars

Watchdog uncovers more than 167,000 unlicensed dogs over past decade, tells Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to step up supervision of pet owners.

Watchdog uncovers more than 167,000 unlicensed dogs over past decade, tells Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to step up supervision of pet owners.

23 Dec 2021 - 7:10PM
Hong Kong not living up to its climate commitments under Paris Agreement, new report says

The city’s targets for reducing emissions fall short of what is recommended to ensure global temperatures rise no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to an NGO.

The city’s targets for reducing emissions fall short of what is recommended to ensure global temperatures rise no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to an NGO.

16 Dec 2021 - 8:56PM
Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog makes first arrest under new anti-doxxing law

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data says the doxxing was related to a monetary dispute between the suspect and the alleged victim.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data says the doxxing was related to a monetary dispute between the suspect and the alleged victim.

13 Dec 2021 - 8:59PM
Use professional judgment to vet lesson materials, Education Bureau tells teachers after graphic Nanking massacre footage backed by authorities shown to Hong Kong pupils

Video used as part of commemoration event included footage of Japanese soldiers burying civilians alive and shooting others in the head.

Video used as part of commemoration event included footage of Japanese soldiers burying civilians alive and shooting others in the head.

14 Dec 2021 - 5:30AM
Coronavirus: BioNTech vaccine could be much less effective against Omicron, Hong Kong research team finds

But inoculation remains only effective way to protect against Covid-19, researchers say, urging elderly and other high-risk groups to get booster shots.

But inoculation remains only effective way to protect against Covid-19, researchers say, urging elderly and other high-risk groups to get booster shots.

12 Dec 2021 - 10:31PM
Hong Kong residents in areas with Covid-19 cases to be barred from quarantine-free travel to mainland China under colour-coded system

New health code will hit pause on cross-border travel for those living near site of infection, but how wide a geographical area will be covered has yet to be decided.

New health code will hit pause on cross-border travel for those living near site of infection, but how wide a geographical area will be covered has yet to be decided.

9 Dec 2021 - 10:41PM
Reuse containers to cut 70 per cent of waste from throwaway plastics, environmental group tells Hongkongers

‘Eat Without Waste’ report by ADM Capital Foundation shows a total of 3.9 billion single-use takeaway containers were sent to landfills in 2019, with figure expected to rise to 4.2 billion by 2030.

‘Eat Without Waste’ report by ADM Capital Foundation shows a total of 3.9 billion single-use takeaway containers were sent to landfills in 2019, with figure expected to rise to 4.2 billion by 2030.

7 Dec 2021 - 9:43PM
Hong Kong’s Chinese University sets up 6 labs under umbrella of InnoHK to drive discoveries in range of areas, from nanobot surgery to automated logistics

At one facility backed by HK$470 million in funding, professors are combining an MRI machine, CT-scanners and robotic arms to assist in surgeries

At one facility backed by HK$470 million in funding, professors are combining an MRI machine, CT-scanners and robotic arms to assist in surgeries

6 Dec 2021 - 10:53PM
Asia’s fastest sprinter Su Bingtian reveals how Hong Kong Paralympian William So and writer Louis Cha ‘Jin Yong’ inspired him to success

‘God Su’, the first Asian-born athlete to run the 100 metres in under 10 seconds, says Hong Kong’s William So is the ‘true god’ of the track.

‘God Su’, the first Asian-born athlete to run the 100 metres in under 10 seconds, says Hong Kong’s William So is the ‘true god’ of the track.

6 Dec 2021 - 12:12AM
Hong Kong has its third-warmest autumn on record, Observatory says

September had 15 ‘very hot days’ this year, the most yet recorded, while November experienced 230 hours of sunshine, 35 per cent more than the norm.

September had 15 ‘very hot days’ this year, the most yet recorded, while November experienced 230 hours of sunshine, 35 per cent more than the norm.

2 Dec 2021 - 10:51PM
Hong Kong weather: cooler conditions as monsoon brings dry spell in coming week; temperatures below 13 degrees Celsius

Observatory says city is coming under influence of intense northeast monsoon.

Observatory says city is coming under influence of intense northeast monsoon.

1 Dec 2021 - 10:58AM
Uber Eats loses appetite for Hong Kong market, will exit by year’s end

Food delivery giant, among city’s big three, says it will be wrapping up operations due to slower-than-expected growth.

Food delivery giant, among city’s big three, says it will be wrapping up operations due to slower-than-expected growth.

30 Nov 2021 - 4:52PM
Omicron variant: Hong Kong tightens entry rules for residents arriving from countries with reported cases as city confirms third infection

Health officials say all countries with reported infections of the new variant will be moved to highest-risk tier for entry.

Health officials say all countries with reported infections of the new variant will be moved to highest-risk tier for entry.

30 Nov 2021 - 8:35PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: Omicron variant must be kept out of community, experts say; city confirms 3 new cases

Government adviser David Hui says quarantine hotels should step up their efforts to prevent cross infections, while infectious disease expert Leung Chi-chiu says the government should discourage travel.

Government adviser David Hui says quarantine hotels should step up their efforts to prevent cross infections, while infectious disease expert Leung Chi-chiu says the government should discourage travel.

28 Nov 2021 - 8:12PM
Get ready for more shocking power bills in future, Hong Kong residents warned

With the latest tariff rises, Hong Kong was spared the double-digit increases other major cities have suffered as fuel prices soar, but that grace period is coming to an end, analysts say.

With the latest tariff rises, Hong Kong was spared the double-digit increases other major cities have suffered as fuel prices soar, but that grace period is coming to an end, analysts say.

11 Nov 2021 - 10:30PM
Hong Kong residents to pay up to 7 per cent more for power from January

Environment minister Wong Kam-sing says international fuel prices have increased sharply and cities have had to increase power tariffs.

Environment minister Wong Kam-sing says international fuel prices have increased sharply and cities have had to increase power tariffs.

9 Nov 2021 - 11:50PM
Hong Kong police seize souped-up speedboats, outboard engines worth HK$25 million in latest raid on seaborne smugglers

Ten speedboats and another 57 engines discovered in 100,000 sq ft Tuen Mun warehouse, marking biggest such bust in city history.

Ten speedboats and another 57 engines discovered in 100,000 sq ft Tuen Mun warehouse, marking biggest such bust in city history.

8 Nov 2021 - 2:39AM
Hong Kong braces for cold spell, with temperatures forecast to drop this week

Cold front forecast to move across the Guangdong coast, with mercury expected to fall to 17 degrees Celsius.

Cold front forecast to move across the Guangdong coast, with mercury expected to fall to 17 degrees Celsius.

7 Nov 2021 - 11:02PM
Child abuse cases in Hong Kong up 66 per cent in first 9 months of 2021

Authorities attribute the increase to the pandemic, with a weaker economy creating more stress at home, and children spending less time at school.

Authorities attribute the increase to the pandemic, with a weaker economy creating more stress at home, and children spending less time at school.

5 Nov 2021 - 8:23AM
Google doodle honours Charles K Kao, Hong Kong’s only Nobel laureate and the father of fibre optics

Kao laid the groundwork for the development of modern communications with his seminal work on fibre optics in the 1960s.

Kao laid the groundwork for the development of modern communications with his seminal work on fibre optics in the 1960s.

4 Nov 2021 - 10:22PM