Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.
Alvin Lum
Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.

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Hong Kong extradition bill protests: police warn organisers they ‘may block’ Kowloon rally between Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan over unrest fears

Organisers say they cannot stop people taking to the streets even if permission for Kowloon march is refused by police, who raise safety concerns about July 27 march.

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Organisers say they cannot stop people taking to the streets even if permission for Kowloon march is refused by police, who raise safety concerns about July 27 march.

Hong Kong extradition bill protests: police warn organisers they ‘may block’ Kowloon rally between Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan over unrest fears
Organisers planning another mass rally in Hong Kong warn police not to reject their request as move would effectively mean imposing curfew in city

Civil Human Rights Front, which organised two mass protests that drew historic numbers onto the streets in June, wants to hold march this weekend.

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Civil Human Rights Front, which organised two mass protests that drew historic numbers onto the streets in June, wants to hold march this weekend.

Organisers planning another mass rally in Hong Kong warn police not to reject their request as move would effectively mean imposing curfew in city
Hong Kong’s largest television broadcaster TVB defends neutrality of news coverage, lambasts extradition bill protesters for attacking journalists

Intimidating journalists or boycotting channel are attempts to influence reporting which affects freedom of press, says TVB chief

16 Jul 2019 - 9:32AM

Intimidating journalists or boycotting channel are attempts to influence reporting which affects freedom of press, says TVB chief

Hong Kong’s largest television broadcaster TVB defends neutrality of news coverage, lambasts extradition bill protesters for attacking journalists
Two arrested as parallel trading protests descend into chaos at Hong Kong border town Sheung Shui, while lawmaker accuses police of targeting innocent man, who tries to jump off bridge ‘out of panic’

One young man, suspected of unlawful assembly, attempts footbridge leap in apparent bid to avoid police inquiries, but officers say they saved his life.

14 Jul 2019 - 7:27PM

One young man, suspected of unlawful assembly, attempts footbridge leap in apparent bid to avoid police inquiries, but officers say they saved his life.

Two arrested as parallel trading protests descend into chaos at Hong Kong border town Sheung Shui, while lawmaker accuses police of targeting innocent man, who tries to jump off bridge ‘out of panic’
Pharmacies and cosmetics shops targeted as parallel trading protest takes ugly turn in Hong Kong border town

Dozens of shops and restaurants either closed early or shut for the day fearing trouble.

14 Jul 2019 - 2:28AM

Dozens of shops and restaurants either closed early or shut for the day fearing trouble.

Pharmacies and cosmetics shops targeted as parallel trading protest takes ugly turn in Hong Kong border town
Jailed former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho acted as go-between for former UNGA chief to meet Xi Jinping, according to documents filed for his appeal

Former home affairs secretary, who is serving three years in US prison for bribery, tried to set up meeting between Ugandan Sam Kutesa and Xi, though Kutesa did not ultimately meet Chinese president on visit to Beijing.

14 Jul 2019 - 12:05AM

Former home affairs secretary, who is serving three years in US prison for bribery, tried to set up meeting between Ugandan Sam Kutesa and Xi, though Kutesa did not ultimately meet Chinese president on visit to Beijing.

Jailed former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho acted as go-between for former UNGA chief to meet Xi Jinping, according to documents filed for his appeal
Hong Kong border town of Sheung Shui rocked by protest violence and chaos before police finally clear streets at night

Police and protesters clash shortly after march against parallel traders ends in Sheung Shui. Police describe the mostly young protesters as ‘highly organised’ and well prepared to attack them with iron poles and other weapons.

14 Jul 2019 - 12:39AM

Police and protesters clash shortly after march against parallel traders ends in Sheung Shui. Police describe the mostly young protesters as ‘highly organised’ and well prepared to attack them with iron poles and other weapons.

Hong Kong border town of Sheung Shui rocked by protest violence and chaos before police finally clear streets at night
Emotional Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam opens up to political allies at private dinner while city’s police force braces for another weekend of protests

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made remark to members of Hong Kong Construction Association about whether she would see them again next year, as police brace for more protests.

13 Jul 2019 - 3:43PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made remark to members of Hong Kong Construction Association about whether she would see them again next year, as police brace for more protests.

Emotional Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam opens up to political allies at private dinner while city’s police force braces for another weekend of protests
Two retired policemen among three people arrested over clashes sparked by ‘Lennon Walls’, Hong Kong’s latest show of defiance against hated extradition bill

Former officers are involved in row at Yau Tong MTR station where showdown between protesters and government supporters erupts. Third suspect filmed repeatedly punching younger man in Kowloon Bay.

11 Jul 2019 - 7:25PM

Former officers are involved in row at Yau Tong MTR station where showdown between protesters and government supporters erupts. Third suspect filmed repeatedly punching younger man in Kowloon Bay.

Two retired policemen among three people arrested over clashes sparked by ‘Lennon Walls’, Hong Kong’s latest show of defiance against hated extradition bill
University of Hong Kong president vows to condemn all violence at extradition bill protests after students accuse him of ‘singling out’ demonstrators who stormed Legislative Council

Facing threat of campus protests, Professor Zhang Xiang meets with students angered by his ‘anti-demonstrator’ remarks.

11 Jul 2019 - 9:11PM

Facing threat of campus protests, Professor Zhang Xiang meets with students angered by his ‘anti-demonstrator’ remarks.

University of Hong Kong president vows to condemn all violence at extradition bill protests after students accuse him of ‘singling out’ demonstrators who stormed Legislative Council
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam accused of sidestepping extradition bill crisis as she seeks public input on policy address

Beleaguered Hong Kong chief executive promises to listen ‘humbly’ to develop economy and improve livelihoods during policy address scheduled for October, pending Legislative Council renovation.

11 Jul 2019 - 1:11AM

Beleaguered Hong Kong chief executive promises to listen ‘humbly’ to develop economy and improve livelihoods during policy address scheduled for October, pending Legislative Council renovation.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam accused of sidestepping extradition bill crisis as she seeks public input on policy address
Hong Kong pro-establishment camp divided by extradition bill fallout as Liberal Party’s James Tien calls on three Executive Council members to resign

Liberal Party’s James Tien calls on Executive Council members including Ronny Tong and Regina Ip to quit. Tong says he made no mistakes while Ip calls comments illogical and irresponsible.

9 Jul 2019 - 9:36AM

Liberal Party’s James Tien calls on Executive Council members including Ronny Tong and Regina Ip to quit. Tong says he made no mistakes while Ip calls comments illogical and irresponsible.

Hong Kong pro-establishment camp divided by extradition bill fallout as Liberal Party’s James Tien calls on three Executive Council members to resign
Organisers promise next major protest against Hong Kong’s extradition bill will be ‘peaceful, rational and graceful’ with the aim of gaining support from mainland Chinese visitors

They also dismiss concerns about the risk of violence and chaos seen at past demonstrations, with at least 2,000 people expected to march on Sunday afternoon.

7 Jul 2019 - 11:24AM

They also dismiss concerns about the risk of violence and chaos seen at past demonstrations, with at least 2,000 people expected to march on Sunday afternoon.

Organisers promise next major protest against Hong Kong’s extradition bill will be ‘peaceful, rational and graceful’ with the aim of gaining support from mainland Chinese visitors
The only unmasked protester at Hong Kong Legco takeover ‘has fled the city’, but whereabouts not confirmed

Brian Leung, 25, earlier gave an exclusive interview to the Post, but did not confirm where he was speaking from.

7 Jul 2019 - 11:14AM

Brian Leung, 25, earlier gave an exclusive interview to the Post, but did not confirm where he was speaking from.

The only unmasked protester at Hong Kong Legco takeover ‘has fled the city’, but whereabouts not confirmed
No room for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to make further concessions on extradition bill, top adviser Fanny Law says

Carrie Lam has no room for further concession over extradition bill, according to one of her advisers, who also did not object to suggestion that heads roll for the political crisis.

6 Jul 2019 - 11:15PM

Carrie Lam has no room for further concession over extradition bill, according to one of her advisers, who also did not object to suggestion that heads roll for the political crisis.

No room for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to make further concessions on extradition bill, top adviser Fanny Law says
Hong Kong leader’s first attempt to make peace with student protesters ends in defeat

Student unions reject Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s offer to hold talks; leaders have said they will only meet with Lam if she agrees to hold town hall-style meetings and if protesters are exonerated.

6 Jul 2019 - 3:53AM

Student unions reject Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s offer to hold talks; leaders have said they will only meet with Lam if she agrees to hold town hall-style meetings and if protesters are exonerated.

Hong Kong leader’s first attempt to make peace with student protesters ends in defeat
‘It wasn’t violence for violence’s sake’: the only unmasked protester at storming of Hong Kong’s legislature gives his account of the day’s drama

Brian Leung speaks exclusively to the Post via Telegram to explain why he removed his mask and has no regrets.

6 Jul 2019 - 3:47PM

Brian Leung speaks exclusively to the Post via Telegram to explain why he removed his mask and has no regrets.

‘It wasn’t violence for violence’s sake’: the only unmasked protester at storming of Hong Kong’s legislature gives his account of the day’s drama
Advisers to Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam dismiss idea of amnesty for all protesters involved in clashes over extradition bill

Ronny Tong and Ip Kwok-him warn that such a move could deal a blow to the city’s cherished rule of law.

5 Jul 2019 - 1:15AM

Ronny Tong and Ip Kwok-him warn that such a move could deal a blow to the city’s cherished rule of law.

Advisers to Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam dismiss idea of amnesty for all protesters involved in clashes over extradition bill
US Consul General Kurt Tong expresses concerns and assurances in farewell Hong Kong address

Outgoing US consul calls violence of recent protests ‘regrettable’, but has kind words for Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

3 Jul 2019 - 1:30AM

Outgoing US consul calls violence of recent protests ‘regrettable’, but has kind words for Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

US Consul General Kurt Tong expresses concerns and assurances in farewell Hong Kong address
Hong Kong protesters’ damage to Legislative Council building could exceed HK$10 million and take weeks to repair

‘Many things are lost; we are still counting,’ council president says, while another legislator said the building was not insured.

3 Jul 2019 - 8:16AM

‘Many things are lost; we are still counting,’ council president says, while another legislator said the building was not insured.

Hong Kong protesters’ damage to Legislative Council building could exceed HK$10 million and take weeks to repair
Protesters storm and vandalise Legislative Council as anarchy and violence engulf Hong Kong government centre

Ugly scenes erupt as mob uses makeshift weapons to smash into building and ransacks the centre of city’s administrative power.

12 Jul 2019 - 10:50AM

Ugly scenes erupt as mob uses makeshift weapons to smash into building and ransacks the centre of city’s administrative power.

Protesters storm and vandalise Legislative Council as anarchy and violence engulf Hong Kong government centre
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam needs bold action to save her reputation, says city’s top pollster

University of Hong Kong’s Robert Chung says policy adjustments can help chief executive fix her image after damage done by extradition bill row.

1 Jul 2019 - 7:36AM

University of Hong Kong’s Robert Chung says policy adjustments can help chief executive fix her image after damage done by extradition bill row.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam needs bold action to save her reputation, says city’s top pollster
Crowdfunded campaign takes Hong Kong’s message of fear to world – helped by 22,000 donors and anonymous group of fixers

The leaderless ‘Freedom Hong Kong’ campaign targeted the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday and Saturday.

30 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM

The leaderless ‘Freedom Hong Kong’ campaign targeted the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday and Saturday.

Crowdfunded campaign takes Hong Kong’s message of fear to world – helped by 22,000 donors and anonymous group of fixers
Pro-Beijing group organising festival in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park dismisses concerns about potential clashes with protesters during July 1 march

The Hong Kong Celebrations Association launched its festival in Victoria Park for the third year in a row.

30 Jun 2019 - 10:20AM

The Hong Kong Celebrations Association launched its festival in Victoria Park for the third year in a row.

Pro-Beijing group organising festival in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park dismisses concerns about potential clashes with protesters during July 1 march
Police watchdog could appoint retired judge to join inquiry into Hong Kong extradition bill clashes

Chairman of Independent Police Complaints Council raises possibility of appointing retired judge to special panel, but senior sources call move ‘very unusual’ and question whether council has authority to do so.

29 Jun 2019 - 11:20PM

Chairman of Independent Police Complaints Council raises possibility of appointing retired judge to special panel, but senior sources call move ‘very unusual’ and question whether council has authority to do so.

Police watchdog could appoint retired judge to join inquiry into Hong Kong extradition bill clashes
Protesters and police in tense new stand-off at site of PLA dock on Hong Kong harbourfront

Lawmakers and conservation group challenge officers guarding 150-metre strip of land alongside Victoria Harbour, hours after riot police cleared hundreds of protesters from site.

29 Jun 2019 - 11:27PM

Lawmakers and conservation group challenge officers guarding 150-metre strip of land alongside Victoria Harbour, hours after riot police cleared hundreds of protesters from site.

Protesters and police in tense new stand-off at site of PLA dock on Hong Kong harbourfront
Hundreds of protesters in stand-off with Hong Kong police as waterfront site earmarked for People’s Liberation Army dock is cleared of small crowd

The group, led by opposition lawmaker Eddie Chu, are protesting against the government’s move to give the 0.3-hectare strip of land to the PLA garrison.

29 Jun 2019 - 3:09AM

The group, led by opposition lawmaker Eddie Chu, are protesting against the government’s move to give the 0.3-hectare strip of land to the PLA garrison.

Hundreds of protesters in stand-off with Hong Kong police as waterfront site earmarked for People’s Liberation Army dock is cleared of small crowd
Hong Kong government shows signs of life as protesters push on with international campaign against extradition bill at G20 summit in Japan

Government insiders revealed that the city’s embattled leader had reached out to allies and community leaders.

29 Jun 2019 - 6:19AM

Government insiders revealed that the city’s embattled leader had reached out to allies and community leaders.

Hong Kong government shows signs of life as protesters push on with international campaign against extradition bill at G20 summit in Japan
Nothing independent about Hong Kong police complaints process say critics, as watchdog floats idea of special panel to investigate extradition bill violence

Independent Police Complaints Council chairman Anthony Neoh recommends a ‘study’ into clashes, but critics raise concerns over impartiality of council they say is made up of pro-government or conservative figures.

28 Jun 2019 - 8:39AM

Independent Police Complaints Council chairman Anthony Neoh recommends a ‘study’ into clashes, but critics raise concerns over impartiality of council they say is made up of pro-government or conservative figures.

Nothing independent about Hong Kong police complaints process say critics, as watchdog floats idea of special panel to investigate extradition bill violence
Protesters gather outside office of Hong Kong justice minister Teresa Cheng, calling on her to withdraw suspended extradition bill

More than 100 mostly young demonstrators congregate at Justice Place on Thursday morning, calling on Teresa Cheng to withdraw suspended extradition bill.

27 Jun 2019 - 4:05PM

More than 100 mostly young demonstrators congregate at Justice Place on Thursday morning, calling on Teresa Cheng to withdraw suspended extradition bill.

Protesters gather outside office of Hong Kong justice minister Teresa Cheng, calling on her to withdraw suspended extradition bill