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Past articles by Shirley:

Chinese billionaire discovers the retail power of livestreaming

In a rare public appearance last week, Fosun Group founder and billionaire Guo Guangchang teamed up with one of China’s biggest online marketing celebrities to tout luxury resort packages and masks from a French fashion label. → Read More

Chinese billionaire discovers the retail power of livestreaming

In a rare public appearance last week, Fosun Group founder and billionaire Guo Guangchang teamed up with one of China’s biggest online marketing celebrities to tout luxury resort packages and masks from a French fashion label. → Read More

We don’t want your money: Chinese shoppers told to spend cash elsewhere by frustrated Hongkongers who just want some peace and quiet

A group of activists staged a protest against mainland Chinese shoppers on Sunday in a town near Hong Kong’s western border, in the latest of a new wave of anti-mainland sentiment that has spread across the city. ... → Read More

Answer to overcrowding in Hong Kong’s public hospitals may lie in paying patients to go private, suggests doctors’ group

The Hong Kong Public Doctors’ Association has said the government should subsidise patients for private medical treatment while capping private health care fees, as a way of easing the pressure on the overburdened public health care system.... → Read More

Property purchasing power of Hong Kong’s university graduates only a quarter of those 30 years ago, thanks to high home prices

Hong Kong’s property prices have ballooned so much that university graduates’ purchasing power for homes is only a quarter of that of young people 30 years ago, a study has found.... → Read More

The forgotten medical emergency booklet for ethnic minorities

An official multilingual phrase book designed to help non-Chinese and non-English speakers in medical emergencies has been forgotten and unused for more than 10 years, the Post has found.... → Read More

No land, no time and no room to fail: will Carrie Lam deliver on housing, where past Hong Kong leaders fell short?

For more than two decades, Hong Kong has been stuck between moaning about the crash of the property market and agonising over unaffordable home prices.... → Read More

Farmers evicted under new town project can continue livelihood on allocated public land but not build homes, Hong Kong officials say

Policy draws complaints from affected families, with development authorities accused of being insincere in helping them maintain their existing lifestyle → Read More

As key meeting looms, Hong Kong transport officials do ‘everything they can’ to win Legco support for cross-harbour toll increases

Transport officials are making a last-ditch effort to get lawmakers to support proposed toll increases intended to ease congestion at Hong Kong’s cross-harbour tunnels, ahead of a key legislature meeting on Wednesday that would decide the plan’s fate.... → Read More

Hong Kong hotel owners’ group urges members to step up safety checks after falling window kills woman

A Hong Kong hotel owners’ association has urged members to step up safety checks after a mainland Chinese tourist was on Monday killed by a window falling from the 16th floor of a building.... → Read More

Man from Pakistan spent almost 20 years unaware how sick he was – because he didn’t realise Hong Kong public hospitals provide interpreters

For almost two decades, Ali (not his real name) was never clear about how ill he was or how he had been treated, despite regular follow-ups in hospitals.... → Read More

Hong Kong aiming to build 12,600 public housing flats on former airport site by 2026

A new development area at the site of Hong Kong’s former airport is expected to provide about 12,600 public housing flats by 2026, a new official document revealed as the government continued its bid to combat astronomical property prices.... → Read More

Hong Kong Observatory announces 2018 was city’s third hottest year in recorded history

An exceptionally warm Spring pushed mean temperatures beyond usual levels → Read More

Shock as Vatican brings Cardinal John Tong out of retirement to serve as acting head of Hong Kong diocese following death of bishop

The Vatican has brought former bishop John Tong Hon out of retirement to serve as acting head of Hong Kong’s 400,000-strong Catholic community in a surprise and unprecedented move following his successor’s death last week.... → Read More

Group questions interpretation of task force’s report into land supply options for Hong Kong as chairman defends recommendations

The landmark report on how to source more land for a space-starved Hong Kong has failed to accurately reflect public opinion, a land concern group claims.... → Read More

Task Force on Land Supply has been dogged by accusations of conflict of interest

Critics say several members of the task force were owners of land affected by the land supply consultation, while others worked in development-reliant sectors → Read More

Hong Kong to strengthen measures against African swine fever, after pressure from local farmers

Hong Kong will strengthen its protections against African swine fever after officials came under pressure from farmers amid fears of local infection. ... → Read More

Hong Kong fails to meet midterm waste reduction target, with per capita waste production rising since 2013

Hong Kong has failed to meet its midterm waste reduction target, as latest official figures showed that the daily municipal solid waste the average citizen sent into landfills last year had increased 14 per cent from 2013, when the target was set.... → Read More

Hong Kong Discovery Bay boat owners mourn ‘death of a community’ as they celebrate last Christmas together

Houseboat families affected by the closure of a Hong Kong marina bemoaned “the death of a community” as they held their last Christmas gathering in the place they had long called home.... → Read More

Ferrari flips over after running into slope in Hong Kong, injuring driver and passenger

Police say male driver, 36, will be arrested for dangerous driving → Read More