Charles Kuen Kao arriving at Hong Kong Science Park in Sha Tin in 2011. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong mourns passing of Nobel Prize winner and father of fibre optics, Charles Kao, 84

Physicist had battled Alzheimer’s disease for years and sought to raise public awareness of the illness

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Charles Kuen Kao arriving at Hong Kong Science Park in Sha Tin in 2011. Photo: Edward Wong
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Peace Chiu

Peace Chiu

Peace is a reporter at the Post on the Hong Kong desk, specialising in education and social policies. She joined the Post in 2016, having previously worked in Singapore for 938NOW and Yahoo.

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.