The Civil Human Rights Front protest on August 18 was given partial approval, but their latest public assembly proposals for Saturday have been rejected by police. Photo: Edmond So

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The Civil Human Rights Front protest on August 18 was given partial approval, but their latest public assembly proposals for Saturday have been rejected by police. Photo: Edmond So
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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.

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.