Zoe Low

Hong Kong

Zoe Low

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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, Guangdong and Macau include another air pollutant in regional monitoring network in bid to cut smog

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) will be covered by the Pearl River Delta Regional Air Quality Monitoring Network, which collates data from 23 monitoring stations.

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) will be covered by the Pearl River Delta Regional Air Quality Monitoring Network, which collates data from 23 monitoring stations.

Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau include another air pollutant in regional monitoring network in bid to cut smog
Hong Kong students ranked third in English proficiency in Asia in 2018, IELTS rankings reveal

On a 9-band scale, Hong Kong students scored an average of 6.53 in 2018, while students from Malaysia and the Philippines scored an average of 6.88 and 6.81 respectively.

13 Dec 2019 - 4:28PM

On a 9-band scale, Hong Kong students scored an average of 6.53 in 2018, while students from Malaysia and the Philippines scored an average of 6.88 and 6.81 respectively.

Hong Kong students ranked third in English proficiency in Asia in 2018, IELTS rankings reveal
Hong Kong protests: arrested teacher suspended following appeal from government

Suspension comes after education chief tells principals to assess risks posed by teachers accused of protest-related offences. Teacher, 31, among four in court on Wednesday.

12 Dec 2019 - 10:08AM

Suspension comes after education chief tells principals to assess risks posed by teachers accused of protest-related offences. Teacher, 31, among four in court on Wednesday.

Hong Kong protests: arrested teacher suspended following appeal from government
Hong Kong electricity bills to increase by up to 5.2 per cent in 2020, but HK Electric and CLP Power say customers will not pay more

CLP increases tariffs by 2.5 per cent while HK Electric puts its rates up by 5.2 per cent. However, a HK$2,000 subsidy will also kick in and help cancel out the hikes.

10 Dec 2019 - 11:28PM

CLP increases tariffs by 2.5 per cent while HK Electric puts its rates up by 5.2 per cent. However, a HK$2,000 subsidy will also kick in and help cancel out the hikes.

Hong Kong electricity bills to increase by up to 5.2 per cent in 2020, but HK Electric and CLP Power say customers will not pay more
‘I just want a safe place to live with my son’: parents in Hong Kong share tear gas woes after months of protest clashes

One mother tells of having to move out of her flat after the irritant came through the air conditioning and caused her son to break out in rashes. Newly elected local councillors call on government to release information on the components of the non-lethal weapon.

10 Dec 2019 - 2:50PM

One mother tells of having to move out of her flat after the irritant came through the air conditioning and caused her son to break out in rashes. Newly elected local councillors call on government to release information on the components of the non-lethal weapon.

‘I just want a safe place to live with my son’: parents in Hong Kong share tear gas woes after months of protest clashes
Hong Kong’s pro-government camp put in impossible situation by opposition’s futile bid to unseat city leader Carrie Lam

Frustrated pro-establishment camp left vexed by Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s aloof manner and inability to curb roiling protests that have lasted almost six months.

5 Dec 2019 - 11:04PM

Frustrated pro-establishment camp left vexed by Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s aloof manner and inability to curb roiling protests that have lasted almost six months.

Hong Kong’s pro-government camp put in impossible situation by opposition’s futile bid to unseat city leader Carrie Lam
Hong Kong police defend use of tear gas during approved march, blaming violent radicals for deviating from approved route

Police said they had no choice but to deploy tear gas after hard-core protesters on a bypass threw bricks and glass bottles at officers below.

2 Dec 2019 - 11:06PM

Police said they had no choice but to deploy tear gas after hard-core protesters on a bypass threw bricks and glass bottles at officers below.

Hong Kong police defend use of tear gas during approved march, blaming violent radicals for deviating from approved route
Pan-democrats flex newly acquired political muscle to ask Hong Kong government to scrap plan to build HK$1.7 billion footbridge

Group of 33 pan-democrat district councillors in Yuen Long ask Transport and Housing Bureau to reconsider plan for footbridge between town centre and MTR station.

30 Nov 2019 - 11:38PM

Group of 33 pan-democrat district councillors in Yuen Long ask Transport and Housing Bureau to reconsider plan for footbridge between town centre and MTR station.

Pan-democrats flex newly acquired political muscle to ask Hong Kong government to scrap plan to build HK$1.7 billion footbridge
Complaints about wild animals in Hong Kong have risen by 75 per cent in past five years

More than 2,000 complaints about wild animals were made by the public between 2018 and 2019, with almost half related to pigs.

28 Nov 2019 - 6:23AM

More than 2,000 complaints about wild animals were made by the public between 2018 and 2019, with almost half related to pigs.

Complaints about wild animals in Hong Kong have risen by 75 per cent in past five years
Environmental group warns of ‘dark period’ as Hong Kong waste hits highest level since 1991

Hongkongers sent an average of 1.53kg of municipal solid waste, which includes domestic, commercial and industrial debris, to landfills every day last year.

26 Nov 2019 - 8:16AM

Hongkongers sent an average of 1.53kg of municipal solid waste, which includes domestic, commercial and industrial debris, to landfills every day last year.

Environmental group warns of ‘dark period’ as Hong Kong waste hits highest level since 1991
Environmental advisers call on Hong Kong government to issue clear guidelines on the use of tear gas

Current and past members of the Advisory Council on the Environment write letter to government asking it to probe health risks associated with tear gas.

22 Nov 2019 - 11:30PM

Current and past members of the Advisory Council on the Environment write letter to government asking it to probe health risks associated with tear gas.

Environmental advisers call on Hong Kong government to issue clear guidelines on the use of tear gas
Rare day of calm after week of chaos and violence across Hong Kong, but 100 protesters still defying surrender in Polytechnic University stand-off

Authorities make plans to clear Cross-Harbour Tunnel, a major link crippled for a week by radicals.

21 Nov 2019 - 5:35AM

Authorities make plans to clear Cross-Harbour Tunnel, a major link crippled for a week by radicals.

Rare day of calm after week of chaos and violence across Hong Kong, but 100 protesters still defying surrender in Polytechnic University stand-off
Police investigate alleged attack on Hong Kong pro-democracy politician Albert Ho

Pro-democracy politician Albert Ho says he was attacked while walking between Tin Hau MTR station and a minibus stop at about 7pm on Tuesday.

20 Nov 2019 - 9:04PM

Pro-democracy politician Albert Ho says he was attacked while walking between Tin Hau MTR station and a minibus stop at about 7pm on Tuesday.

Police investigate alleged attack on Hong Kong pro-democracy politician Albert Ho
Hong Kong protests: government should hold dialogue with demonstrators without preconditions, international peacemaking experts say

Goodwill gestures will open space for dialogue, experts tell closed-door forum attended by about 400 prominent social and political figures.

16 Nov 2019 - 11:59PM

Goodwill gestures will open space for dialogue, experts tell closed-door forum attended by about 400 prominent social and political figures.

Hong Kong protests: government should hold dialogue with demonstrators without preconditions, international peacemaking experts say
Hong Kong protests: lunchtime demonstrations extend across city with hundreds of people blocking roads

Crowds out in Central, Tai Koo, Causeway Bay and Wong Chuk Hang, but in Central, there was a noticeably reduced presence of radical protesters.

15 Nov 2019 - 7:33PM

Crowds out in Central, Tai Koo, Causeway Bay and Wong Chuk Hang, but in Central, there was a noticeably reduced presence of radical protesters.

Hong Kong protests: lunchtime demonstrations extend across city with hundreds of people blocking roads
Hong Kong protests: Tolo Highway closed eight hours after partial reopening as Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung fails to give district council elections guarantee

Road was reopened as ‘friendly gesture’ by activists who say their argument is with government, not local residents.

15 Nov 2019 - 8:47PM

Road was reopened as ‘friendly gesture’ by activists who say their argument is with government, not local residents.

Hong Kong protests: Tolo Highway closed eight hours after partial reopening as Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung fails to give district council elections guarantee
Since Beijing shunned waste imports, Hong Kong has deluged Southeast Asia with plastic

The year that mainland China stopped taking in plastics for recycling, exports from the city to Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam shot up. Rule changes from next year could mean that even those routes are closed.

12 Nov 2019 - 8:43AM

The year that mainland China stopped taking in plastics for recycling, exports from the city to Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam shot up. Rule changes from next year could mean that even those routes are closed.

Since Beijing shunned waste imports, Hong Kong has deluged Southeast Asia with plastic
The Romer’s tree frog: green group and scientists thrilled by endangered amphibian’s surprise appearance in Tai Po wetlands survey

Ongoing survey records numerous animals at Sha Lo Tung wetlands, which have shrunk.

11 Nov 2019 - 11:29AM

Ongoing survey records numerous animals at Sha Lo Tung wetlands, which have shrunk.

The Romer’s tree frog: green group and scientists thrilled by endangered amphibian’s surprise appearance in Tai Po wetlands survey
The King’s Chinese: how Penang’s ‘Grand Old Man’ Yeap Chor Ee went from penniless barber to one of Asia’s richest men

By the time of Yeap’s death in 1952, the Chinese migrant had become one of the most prominent men in pre-independence Malaya.

10 Nov 2019 - 5:11PM

By the time of Yeap’s death in 1952, the Chinese migrant had become one of the most prominent men in pre-independence Malaya.

The King’s Chinese: how Penang’s ‘Grand Old Man’ Yeap Chor Ee went from penniless barber to one of Asia’s richest men
Hundreds of office workers march across Hong Kong in protest against government and to show support for student who died in car park fall

This is the second ‘Walk to Work’ demonstration despite heavy police presence, including at Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and Sheung Wan.

9 Nov 2019 - 3:00AM

This is the second ‘Walk to Work’ demonstration despite heavy police presence, including at Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and Sheung Wan.

Hundreds of office workers march across Hong Kong in protest against government and to show support for student who died in car park fall
Hong Kong oysters served up as natural defence against flooding caused by climate change

Project hail the shellfish reefs as nature’s solution to coastline impact of climate change, slowing storm surges to protect communities from rising sea levels.

3 Nov 2019 - 10:23PM

Project hail the shellfish reefs as nature’s solution to coastline impact of climate change, slowing storm surges to protect communities from rising sea levels.

Hong Kong oysters served up as natural defence against flooding caused by climate change
Pepper spray and body searches as anti-government protesters defy Hong Kong rally ban by holding ‘election hustings’

Organiser had application for Victoria Park demonstration rejected by police. About 100 pro-democracy election candidates said they would meet potential voters there instead.

2 Nov 2019 - 3:38PM

Organiser had application for Victoria Park demonstration rejected by police. About 100 pro-democracy election candidates said they would meet potential voters there instead.

Pepper spray and body searches as anti-government protesters defy Hong Kong rally ban by holding ‘election hustings’
Hong Kong government may charge consumers for using plastic bags to carry frozen goods and fresh bakery items, environment minister says

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing outlines his strategy to tackle Hong Kong’s mounting plastic waste problem in an interview with the Post.

30 Oct 2019 - 12:06PM

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing outlines his strategy to tackle Hong Kong’s mounting plastic waste problem in an interview with the Post.

Hong Kong government may charge consumers for using plastic bags to carry frozen goods and fresh bakery items, environment minister says
Tuen Mun residents still in the dark over ‘mystery smell’ which sparked protest and clashes with Hong Kong police

Some blame the police; others speculate that the stench came from an army firing range. Environment officials note that it coincided with high levels of pollution in the area.

29 Oct 2019 - 10:45PM

Some blame the police; others speculate that the stench came from an army firing range. Environment officials note that it coincided with high levels of pollution in the area.

Tuen Mun residents still in the dark over ‘mystery smell’ which sparked protest and clashes with Hong Kong police
Hong Kong to phase out fossil fuel cars and go all electric over next 20 years, says environment chief

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said his vision for the city’s transport transition was reasonable considering other jurisdictions’ deadlines.

29 Oct 2019 - 8:32AM

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said his vision for the city’s transport transition was reasonable considering other jurisdictions’ deadlines.

Hong Kong to phase out fossil fuel cars and go all electric over next 20 years, says environment chief
Collaboration with Greater Bay Area cities such as Zhuhai crucial as Hong Kong chases its 2050 clean energy goals under Paris Agreement, minister says

Secretary for Environment Wong Kam-sing stresses regional cooperation despite tensions amid anti-government protest crisis.

28 Oct 2019 - 8:53AM

Secretary for Environment Wong Kam-sing stresses regional cooperation despite tensions amid anti-government protest crisis.

Collaboration with Greater Bay Area cities such as Zhuhai crucial as Hong Kong chases its 2050 clean energy goals under Paris Agreement, minister says
Thousands of Hong Kong medical workers and supporters hold peaceful anti-police rally, as city marks second straight Saturday without widespread violence

Hong Kong doctors, nurses and health care workers gather in Chater Garden for approved protest themed ‘respect human rights, keep police powers in check’.

27 Oct 2019 - 12:40AM

Hong Kong doctors, nurses and health care workers gather in Chater Garden for approved protest themed ‘respect human rights, keep police powers in check’.

Thousands of Hong Kong medical workers and supporters hold peaceful anti-police rally, as city marks second straight Saturday without widespread violence
Nitrogen dioxide levels around some Hong Kong parks and schools ‘concerning’, Greenpeace survey finds, but scientists say results may not be as alarming as they look

The Greenpeace air quality survey measured the level of nitrogen dioxide, a major pollutant released from vehicle exhausts and electricity generation, at 63 locations over two weeks.

22 Oct 2019 - 4:36PM

The Greenpeace air quality survey measured the level of nitrogen dioxide, a major pollutant released from vehicle exhausts and electricity generation, at 63 locations over two weeks.

Nitrogen dioxide levels around some Hong Kong parks and schools ‘concerning’, Greenpeace survey finds, but scientists say results may not be as alarming as they look
About 1,000 gather in Central for rally calling for humanitarian aid on rare peaceful start to weekend, as city braces for illegal march on Sunday

Residents gather in prayer meeting and flash red and white lights signalling SOS distress call.

20 Oct 2019 - 12:38AM

Residents gather in prayer meeting and flash red and white lights signalling SOS distress call.

About 1,000 gather in Central for rally calling for humanitarian aid on rare peaceful start to weekend, as city braces for illegal march on Sunday
Hong Kong can step up fight against global warming by declaring a ‘climate emergency’

Two international experts call on Hong Kong to be a climate action role model for the world.

19 Oct 2019 - 4:23AM

Two international experts call on Hong Kong to be a climate action role model for the world.

Hong Kong can step up fight against global warming by declaring a ‘climate emergency’