Chan Ho-him

Chan Ho-him

Reporter, Hong Kong

Chan Ho-him is a reporter for the Hong Kong desk focused on covering education policies. He joined the Post in 2019. Prior to that, he was an investigative reporter at Ming Pao.

Location
Hong Kong
Language spoken
English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Areas of Expertise
Education
Knife-wielding robbers steal 600 rolls of toilet paper in Hong Kong
Armed robbers stole 600 rolls of toilet paper from outside a Hong Kong supermarket on Monday, as panic buying over the spread of the coronavirus showed little signs of easing. Three masked men stole the toilet paper wrapped in about 50 packets, worth about $206, from a delivery man outside a Wellcome store in Mong Kok at around 6am on Monday. Police said one of the men was armed with two knives. Two people, aged 49 and 54, had been arrested by midday on Monday, and the police said they were hunting down three more people thought to be aged between 20 and 30. The stolen toilet rolls were found in a guest house in the same district, not far from where it was taken.  The incident followed week
Mystery virus in China isn’t Sars or Mers, officials say
Health authorities in central China say a mysterious form of pneumonia that has infected dozens of people is not Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) or Mers (Middle East respiratory syndrome). As of Sunday, officials in the city of Wuhan were still in the process of identifying the virus. A total of 59 people had been hospitalized with the as-yet unidentified form of pneumonia. In Hong Kong, which is connected with the mainland Chinese city via high-speed rail, there were a total of 17 suspected cases of the illness found in people who had returned from Wuhan. In Singapore, the Ministry of Health earlier said it had been informed of a suspected case, involving a three-year-old girl from
Hong Kong police to probe sex assault claim against its officers
Hong Kong police said they would investigate a claim of sexual assault made by a female college student arrested during anti-government protests.  The woman, Sonia Ng, revealed the allegation and her identity on Thursday night during a town hall-style meeting with the president of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is an undergraduate studying early childhood education. Ng, who was arrested in August, was the first protester to waive her anonymity in order to accuse the Hong Kong police of sexual misconduct. Her account has infuriated supporters of the ongoing movement.  In an emotional speech addressing the university’s president Rocky Tuan, Ng alleged that police had used foul
Hong Kong schools told to report number of masked students
High schools in Hong Kong have been asked to report to the government how many students boycott classes or wear a mask to school on Tuesday, following a long weekend of anti-government protests.  Monday was a public holiday in the city. Tuesday would mark the return to school after three days of citywide protests, during which people wore masks to show their anger towards a new anti-mask law.  Many secondary school students have been active participants of Hong Kong’s ongoing civil unrest. They have marched on the streets, formed human chains advocating for democracy, and sometimes, engaged in violent clashes with police.  Two school principals told the South China Morning Post that the Educ