Chow Chung-yan

Hong Kong

Chow Chung-yan

Executive Editor

Chow Chung-yan joined the Post in 1998. Over the past two decades he has risen through the ranks to the role of Executive Editor via the City, China and Business desks. He oversees the newsroom’s day-to-day operations, managing the website and print publications and also supervising the Post's China and US coverage.

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Back To The Future | Chaos at the US Capitol was a Trumpian farce, with shades of Mao

Power grew out of the barrel of a gun for Mao, but the power that grew out of Trump’s Twitter account proved much more fickle, writes Chow Chung-yan.

Power grew out of the barrel of a gun for Mao, but the power that grew out of Trump’s Twitter account proved much more fickle, writes Chow Chung-yan.

Chaos at the US Capitol was a Trumpian farce, with shades of Mao
19 Jan 2021 - 1:42PM
On Reflection | Shenzhen’s success story holds lessons even as US-China tech war bites

Shenzhen’s transformation is the result of a talent scheme by a city government that has learnt to tango with the private sector.

Shenzhen’s transformation is the result of a talent scheme by a city government that has learnt to tango with the private sector.

Shenzhen’s success story holds lessons even as US-China tech war bites
31 Aug 2020 - 10:45AM
Opinion | In polarised Hong Kong, the media should have a common enemy in bias

Atlantic article that paints a picture of newsroom tension at the Post over its coverage of the Hong Kong protests fails the test of journalistic objectivity and rigour.

Atlantic article that paints a picture of newsroom tension at the Post over its coverage of the Hong Kong protests fails the test of journalistic objectivity and rigour.

In polarised Hong Kong, the media should have a common enemy in bias
7 Aug 2020 - 10:00PM
Asian Angle | Blaming China for the coronavirus will come back to haunt the West

Focusing on Beijing’s mistakes may temporarily take the heat off the backs of Johnson, Trump and co., but it does not get them a Get Out Of Jail Free card.

Focusing on Beijing’s mistakes may temporarily take the heat off the backs of Johnson, Trump and co., but it does not get them a Get Out Of Jail Free card.

Blaming China for the coronavirus will come back to haunt the West
2 Apr 2020 - 7:30AM
Hong Kong risks being condemned to its own circle of hell
3 Nov 2019 - 12:57AM
Hong Kong risks catastrophe in China-US proxy battle, Global Times chief warns

Editor-in-chief of nationalistic tabloid says Western meddling has made de-escalation difficult but the city’s future is in its own hands.

Editor-in-chief of nationalistic tabloid says Western meddling has made de-escalation difficult but the city’s future is in its own hands.

Hong Kong risks catastrophe in China-US proxy battle, Global Times chief warns
30 Aug 2019 - 11:39PM
Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing invokes poetry in call for end to protests and violence

The 91-year-old tycoon publishes a statement in newspapers that ‘the melon of Huangtai cannot bear the picking again’, a reference to a poem suggesting something has suffered so much that further attack would ruin it.

The 91-year-old tycoon publishes a statement in newspapers that ‘the melon of Huangtai cannot bear the picking again’, a reference to a poem suggesting something has suffered so much that further attack would ruin it.

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing invokes poetry in call for end to protests and violence
17 Aug 2019 - 11:17AM
Blindsided: why does Beijing keep getting Hong Kong wrong?

In a series of in-depth articles on the unrest rocking Hong Kong, the Post goes behind the headlines to look at the underlying issues, current state of affairs and where it is all heading. Here, we look at how Beijing fails to grasp the sentiment of the city.

In a series of in-depth articles on the unrest rocking Hong Kong, the Post goes behind the headlines to look at the underlying issues, current state of affairs and where it is all heading. Here, we look at how Beijing fails to grasp the sentiment of the city.

Blindsided: why does Beijing keep getting Hong Kong wrong?
21 Aug 2019 - 3:22PM
Opinion | Here is where the next revolution may take place in Hong Kong

Locking up troublemakers and throwing away the key would only breed revolutionaries. Instead, political reform that gives our young a sense of ownership must be part of the solution.

Locking up troublemakers and throwing away the key would only breed revolutionaries. Instead, political reform that gives our young a sense of ownership must be part of the solution.

Here is where the next revolution may take place in Hong Kong
9 Aug 2019 - 6:12PM
China scrambles to deliver new Hong Kong strategy –but military response not an option

Sources say Hong Kong police critical to maintaining stability as short and longer term plans to be submitted to Beijing ‘soon’.

Sources say Hong Kong police critical to maintaining stability as short and longer term plans to be submitted to Beijing ‘soon’.

China scrambles to deliver new Hong Kong strategy –but military response not an option
18 Jul 2019 - 12:12PM
China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin are putting strongman politics back on the map
10 Dec 2019 - 11:44PM
Back To The Future | Why China and the US will continue to squander money on spying

Our fixation with espionage tricks us into believing there is excitement in a mundane world. Most spies aren’t worth the cash spent on them – and even when the intelligence is worth having, it’s usually just ignored.

Our fixation with espionage tricks us into believing there is excitement in a mundane world. Most spies aren’t worth the cash spent on them – and even when the intelligence is worth having, it’s usually just ignored.

Why China and the US will continue to squander money on spying
4 Feb 2018 - 11:11AM
China’s new leadership team unveiled: Zhao Leji named as anti-graft chief while Xi Jinping elevates trusted deputy to top military role

After months of intense discussion, the ruling Communist Party has announced its top leadership group for the next five years.

After months of intense discussion, the ruling Communist Party has announced its top leadership group for the next five years.

China’s new leadership team unveiled: Zhao Leji named as anti-graft chief while Xi Jinping elevates trusted deputy to top military role
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
China and US can avoid trade war - if Beijing stops ‘appropriating our technology’, says Steve Bannon in Hong Kong

Washington will release the results of an investigation into alleged Chinese intellectual property theft before a Sino–US summit in Beijing so both sides can reset bilateral trade with “a whole series of negotiations”, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says.

Washington will release the results of an investigation into alleged Chinese intellectual property theft before a Sino–US summit in Beijing so both sides can reset bilateral trade with “a whole series of negotiations”, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says.

China and US can avoid trade war - if Beijing stops ‘appropriating our technology’, says Steve Bannon in Hong Kong
23 Mar 2018 - 1:07PM
Photo rules relaxed on Liaoning as senior officials among first guests invited onto Chinese aircraft carrier during its Hong Kong visit
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
North Korea looms over talks between China and US
6 Jul 2017 - 11:29PM
America may have to accept nuclear-armed North Korea as military strike too risky, says former US admiral
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Who would win: Chinese broadsword vs Japanese bayonet? Police academy has the answer
3 Jul 2017 - 4:34PM
Opinion: Why a kick in the teeth is good for Chinese kung fu
28 Jun 2017 - 3:44PM
World Cannabis Day: ‘Flying leaves’ defy stigma to soar to new heights
21 Apr 2017 - 2:26PM
How Trump-Xi talks in Mar-a-Lago were influenced before a word was said
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Opinion: what’s driving world back to MAD old days of nuclear weapons?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
What China can learn from Trump, the Soviets and Kublai Khan
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
The plight of Chinese Indonesians: distrusted in Jakarta, forgotten in China
7 Jul 2017 - 12:03AM
First they came for the Chinese:  Trump’s assault on Muslims puts US back 135 years
11 Feb 2017 - 11:31AM
Can Donald Trump break Beijing’s ‘one China’ obsession?
20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
Is a Trump-Putin bromance enough for a miracle in US-Russia ties?
18 Jan 2017 - 2:44PM
Is Karl Marx still relevant today?
3 Jan 2017 - 1:11PM
How the Google and Facebook era drove news back to yellow press excesses
26 Nov 2016 - 9:04AM
What Hong Kong has to learn from the rise and fall of Manila
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM