Chris Healy

Chris Healy has 10 years' experience shooting news, video features and documentaries. His has worked across Europe, Asia, North/South America and the Middle East covering armed conflicts, environmental disasters and major political developments. He joined the Post in 2018, where he is a field camera operator and editor, shooting and producing video features for the video department. He previously worked at TRT World in Turkey and as a freelancer in Australia.
Chris Healy
Chris Healy has 10 years' experience shooting news, video features and documentaries. His has worked across Europe, Asia, North/South America and the Middle East covering armed conflicts, environmental disasters and major political developments. He joined the Post in 2018, where he is a field camera operator and editor, shooting and producing video features for the video department. He previously worked at TRT World in Turkey and as a freelancer in Australia.

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam issues 'most sincere' apology over handling of Hong Kong extradition bill

Two days after an estimated 2 million anti-extradition bill protesters took to the streets, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam offered her “most sincere apology” to the city's residents during a 51-minute press conference.

18 Jun 2019 - 10:12PM

Two days after an estimated 2 million anti-extradition bill protesters took to the streets, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam offered her “most sincere apology” to the city's residents during a 51-minute press conference.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam issues 'most sincere' apology over handling of Hong Kong extradition bill
Suspension is not enough: massive march to demand Hong Kong government fully withdraw extradition bill

A mass march is taking place for the second consecutive Sunday in Hong Kong, as demonstrators demand the government fully withdraw a contentious extradition bill. Just 24 hours earlier, the city's leader Carrie Lam announced the government would suspend the bill and take more time to discuss it with citizens.

17 Jun 2019 - 5:31PM

A mass march is taking place for the second consecutive Sunday in Hong Kong, as demonstrators demand the government fully withdraw a contentious extradition bill. Just 24 hours earlier, the city's leader Carrie Lam announced the government would suspend the bill and take more time to discuss it with citizens.

Suspension is not enough: massive march to demand Hong Kong government fully withdraw extradition bill
Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protesters undeterred after clashes with police

Scores of protesters moved back into an area near Hong Kong's government headquarters on Thursday, June 13, 2019, one day after violent clashes between tens of thousands of demonstrators and police.

13 Jun 2019 - 11:55PM

Scores of protesters moved back into an area near Hong Kong's government headquarters on Thursday, June 13, 2019, one day after violent clashes between tens of thousands of demonstrators and police.

Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protesters undeterred after clashes with police
Day of defiance: Protest against contentious extradition bill in Hong Kong turns violent, as police use pepper spray and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators

A protest against a contentious extradition bill turns violent in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019, as police used pepper spray and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators from an area near the city's legislative complex.

14 Jun 2019 - 12:53PM

A protest against a contentious extradition bill turns violent in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019, as police used pepper spray and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators from an area near the city's legislative complex.

Day of defiance: Protest against contentious extradition bill in Hong Kong turns violent, as police use pepper spray and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators
Scenes of defiance as protests escalate against Hong Kong's extradition bill

Continued protests against Hong Kong's controversial extradition bill continued into the afternoon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

13 Jun 2019 - 8:47AM

Continued protests against Hong Kong's controversial extradition bill continued into the afternoon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Scenes of defiance as protests escalate against Hong Kong's extradition bill
Thousands block roads in downtown Hong Kong in defiant protest against extradition bill

In a fresh display of defiance against Hong Kong’s contentious extradition bill, protesters began stopping traffic from accessing the legislature on Wednesday morning.

13 Jun 2019 - 11:57AM

In a fresh display of defiance against Hong Kong’s contentious extradition bill, protesters began stopping traffic from accessing the legislature on Wednesday morning.

Thousands block roads in downtown Hong Kong in defiant protest against extradition bill
Hong Kong gymnasium offers free Muay Thai classes for Parkinson’s patients

A Thai boxing studio in Hong Kong is offering free classes to people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease. The training at Fu Tak Thai Boxing and Fitness is meant to improve agility and provide exercise which helps slow the progress of the illness. The gym even organises a fight night to raise money for the Hong Kong Parkinson’s Disease Association.

10 Jun 2019 - 1:33PM

A Thai boxing studio in Hong Kong is offering free classes to people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease. The training at Fu Tak Thai Boxing and Fitness is meant to improve agility and provide exercise which helps slow the progress of the illness. The gym even organises a fight night to raise money for the Hong Kong Parkinson’s Disease Association.

Hong Kong gymnasium offers free Muay Thai classes for Parkinson’s patients
Fight for a better life: The bittersweet journey of a child boxer in Thailand

A pillar of Thai culture, Muay Thai is one of the most popular contact sports in the Southeastern Asian country. Thousands of young hopefuls try their hand at the sport, many chasing prize money for their poor families.

9 Jun 2019 - 11:51AM

A pillar of Thai culture, Muay Thai is one of the most popular contact sports in the Southeastern Asian country. Thousands of young hopefuls try their hand at the sport, many chasing prize money for their poor families.

Fight for a better life: The bittersweet journey of a child boxer in Thailand
Filipino helpers row on Hong Kong dragon boat team to inspire confidence among domestic workers

Founded in 2018, the Filipino Dynamo dragon boat team made up of domestic workers made a strong showing at a Hong Kong open race on May 26, 2019.

7 Jun 2019 - 8:00AM

Founded in 2018, the Filipino Dynamo dragon boat team made up of domestic workers made a strong showing at a Hong Kong open race on May 26, 2019.

Filipino helpers row on Hong Kong dragon boat team to inspire confidence among domestic workers
Salted egg, tuna and Thousand Island dressing: Hong Kong's creative pizza toppings don't please every palate

Like many places in the world, Hong Kong has put its own special stamp on the hugely popular Italian combo of toppings on a flat dough base, known as pizza. Major restaurant chains like Pizza Hut and California Pizza Kitchen have come up with toppings meant to appeal to Hongkongers. The offerings are creative, to say the least – with tuna and Thousand Island dressing among the not-so-tempting toppings you can find.

3 Jun 2019 - 11:58AM

Like many places in the world, Hong Kong has put its own special stamp on the hugely popular Italian combo of toppings on a flat dough base, known as pizza. Major restaurant chains like Pizza Hut and California Pizza Kitchen have come up with toppings meant to appeal to Hongkongers. The offerings are creative, to say the least – with tuna and Thousand Island dressing among the not-so-tempting toppings you can find.

Salted egg, tuna and Thousand Island dressing: Hong Kong's creative pizza toppings don't please every palate
Thirty years on, why Hongkongers remember China's Tiananmen crackdown

Three decades have passed since the Tiananmen Square crackdown, but many people in Hong Kong still vividly recall joining a “million-strong” march in the city to support the student movement in Beijing.

3 Jun 2019 - 7:02PM

Three decades have passed since the Tiananmen Square crackdown, but many people in Hong Kong still vividly recall joining a “million-strong” march in the city to support the student movement in Beijing.

Thirty years on, why Hongkongers remember China's Tiananmen crackdown
Ant larvae and developing tadpoles among the treasured delicacies of northeastern Thai cuisine

Thai cuisine is renowned for delicious barbecue, noodle dishes and curries, but visitors may be intrigued to try some delicacies from the country's northeast. Three unique dishes are larb kai mod daeng, a spicy salad featuring ant larvae; muk rung peung, grilled beehive; and mok huak, grilled developing tadpoles that are only a few days old. One restaurant in the Thai capital Bangkok has these dishes on their menu for locals and tourists to sample.

6 May 2019 - 11:00AM

Thai cuisine is renowned for delicious barbecue, noodle dishes and curries, but visitors may be intrigued to try some delicacies from the country's northeast. Three unique dishes are larb kai mod daeng, a spicy salad featuring ant larvae; muk rung peung, grilled beehive; and mok huak, grilled developing tadpoles that are only a few days old. One restaurant in the Thai capital Bangkok has these dishes on their menu for locals and tourists to sample.

Ant larvae and developing tadpoles among the treasured delicacies of northeastern Thai cuisine
Tourists risk their lives to take selfies in Thai market built on train tracks

Street markets are common across Thailand, but one that stands out is the Maeklong Railway Market that features train tracks running through its centre. Hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world visit the market every day, some ignoring the danger to pose for a selfie in the narrow rail passage as a train approaches.

4 May 2019 - 9:00AM

Street markets are common across Thailand, but one that stands out is the Maeklong Railway Market that features train tracks running through its centre. Hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world visit the market every day, some ignoring the danger to pose for a selfie in the narrow rail passage as a train approaches.

Tourists risk their lives to take selfies in Thai market built on train tracks
How China censors the internet

There's much debate in the West about the free-flow of information online. But in China, the government uses a complex internet filtering system to decide what people can and can’t see.

6 May 2019 - 4:09PM

There's much debate in the West about the free-flow of information online. But in China, the government uses a complex internet filtering system to decide what people can and can’t see.

How China censors the internet
Behind the scenes of Macau’s ‘The House of Dancing Water’, the world’s largest water-based show

The House of Dancing Water, the world’s largest water-based show, is an award-winning acrobatic and stunt-filled spectacle at the City of Dreams resort and casino in Macau.

24 Apr 2019 - 10:10AM

The House of Dancing Water, the world’s largest water-based show, is an award-winning acrobatic and stunt-filled spectacle at the City of Dreams resort and casino in Macau.

Behind the scenes of Macau’s ‘The House of Dancing Water’, the world’s largest water-based show
Thai mother and son find Instagram fame with extravagant, matching outfits

A Bangkok-based mother-and-son duo known as Peepy & Mother Lee have become an online sensation with their impeccably styled matching outfits and painstakingly produced photos posted on their Instagram account.

17 Apr 2019 - 12:24PM

A Bangkok-based mother-and-son duo known as Peepy & Mother Lee have become an online sensation with their impeccably styled matching outfits and painstakingly produced photos posted on their Instagram account.

Thai mother and son find Instagram fame with extravagant, matching outfits
That's a wrap at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2019

Here are the South China Morning Post's best five minutes from Fiji's five consecutive wins at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.

8 Apr 2019 - 11:03AM

Here are the South China Morning Post's best five minutes from Fiji's five consecutive wins at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.

That's a wrap at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2019
Fiji’s Hong Kong Sevens fans

Fiji fans share their passion for their team and reveal why Hong Kong Sevens is their favourite event.

7 Apr 2019 - 3:47PM

Fiji fans share their passion for their team and reveal why Hong Kong Sevens is their favourite event.

Fiji’s Hong Kong Sevens fans
All the results from day two at the Hong Kong Sevens

Here are all the latest results of day two at the Hong Kong Sevens.

6 Apr 2019 - 8:56PM

Here are all the latest results of day two at the Hong Kong Sevens.

All the results from day two at the Hong Kong Sevens
Dress like a star: the five best costumes at Hong Kong Sevens 2019

Group fancy dress is a long-standing tradition of the Hong Kong Sevens. From Freddie Mercury to the Jamaica bobsled team, who will win best costume this year?

6 Apr 2019 - 4:13PM

Group fancy dress is a long-standing tradition of the Hong Kong Sevens. From Freddie Mercury to the Jamaica bobsled team, who will win best costume this year?

Dress like a star: the five best costumes at Hong Kong Sevens 2019
Cheers, beers and colourful costumes: party vibe at Hong Kong Sevens

The 44th edition of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens is in full swing, with tens of thousands of fans from around the world gathering at Hong Kong Stadium to enjoy one of the most popular sporting events of the year.

6 Apr 2019 - 1:15PM

The 44th edition of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens is in full swing, with tens of thousands of fans from around the world gathering at Hong Kong Stadium to enjoy one of the most popular sporting events of the year.

Cheers, beers and colourful costumes: party vibe at Hong Kong Sevens
All the results from day one at the Hong Kong Sevens

Here are all the latest results of day one at the Hong Kong Sevens.

5 Apr 2019 - 10:18PM

Here are all the latest results of day one at the Hong Kong Sevens.

All the results from day one at the Hong Kong Sevens
Thailand election commission delays announcing official results, as military-backed party surprises opposition by taking lead

Thailand’s election commission said it cannot announce the official results of Sunday’s election until May 9, after the king’s coronation. With 95 per cent of ballots counted, the Palang Pracharat Party, led by incumbent prime minister and former general Prayuth Chan-ocha, is projected to win the most parliamentary seats. Such a victory would deal a major blow to the main opposition Pheu Thai Party, which had been leading in exit polls until the momentum suddenly changed late on Sunday night. But now that Thais have exercised democracy for the first time in five years, many issues remain, including allegations of voter irregularities, and healing a population that is still very much politically fragtured. The South China Morning Post’s Asia correspondent Bhavan Jaipragas and Thai journalist Vijitra Duangdee break down what happened and the implications the election results will have on Thailand’s future.

25 Mar 2019 - 7:27PM

Thailand’s election commission said it cannot announce the official results of Sunday’s election until May 9, after the king’s coronation. With 95 per cent of ballots counted, the Palang Pracharat Party, led by incumbent prime minister and former general Prayuth Chan-ocha, is projected to win the most parliamentary seats. Such a victory would deal a major blow to the main opposition Pheu Thai Party, which had been leading in exit polls until the momentum suddenly changed late on Sunday night. But now that Thais have exercised democracy for the first time in five years, many issues remain, including allegations of voter irregularities, and healing a population that is still very much politically fragtured. The South China Morning Post’s Asia correspondent Bhavan Jaipragas and Thai journalist Vijitra Duangdee break down what happened and the implications the election results will have on Thailand’s future.

Thailand election commission delays announcing official results, as military-backed party surprises opposition by taking lead
After growing up under junta rule, Thailand’s first-time voters hope the election will finally restore democracy

Having spent their formative years living under military rule, Thailand’s young people have faced restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly. They now have the chance to vote in the country’s first election since the junta took over in a coup in 2014. The South China Morning Post spoke to three young voters, who are excited to take part in the democracy process, but weary that if history were to repeat itself, Sunday’s vote may not actually bring about change.

24 Mar 2019 - 5:54PM

Having spent their formative years living under military rule, Thailand’s young people have faced restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly. They now have the chance to vote in the country’s first election since the junta took over in a coup in 2014. The South China Morning Post spoke to three young voters, who are excited to take part in the democracy process, but weary that if history were to repeat itself, Sunday’s vote may not actually bring about change.

After growing up under junta rule, Thailand’s first-time voters hope the election will finally restore democracy
Nearly 13 years after being ousted, Thaksin still a divisive force in Thai politics

Campaigning is moving into high gear ahead of Thailand’s first general election in nearly five years. But a decades-long political divide between people in the capital and farmers in the northeast countryside overshadows the polls set for March 24, 2019.

22 Mar 2019 - 9:53PM

Campaigning is moving into high gear ahead of Thailand’s first general election in nearly five years. But a decades-long political divide between people in the capital and farmers in the northeast countryside overshadows the polls set for March 24, 2019.

Nearly 13 years after being ousted, Thaksin still a divisive force in Thai politics
Behind the scenes at ‘Elekron’: Macau’s new indoor all-electric vehicle stunt show

Studio City in the Chinese special economic zone of Macau has debuted its new indoor theatrical stunt show Elekron, the first show in the world to feature a cast of all-electric vehicles. Launched in January, the 75-minute show showcases more than 70 powerful electric vehicles including sports cars, buggies, quads and trail bikes. All the vehicles are bespoke and designed from scratch, powered by Tesla motors and feature customised control systems.

30 Mar 2019 - 10:05AM

Studio City in the Chinese special economic zone of Macau has debuted its new indoor theatrical stunt show Elekron, the first show in the world to feature a cast of all-electric vehicles. Launched in January, the 75-minute show showcases more than 70 powerful electric vehicles including sports cars, buggies, quads and trail bikes. All the vehicles are bespoke and designed from scratch, powered by Tesla motors and feature customised control systems.

Behind the scenes at ‘Elekron’: Macau’s new indoor all-electric vehicle stunt show
Chicken toes and rabbit heads? A sample of Sichuan’s spicy snacks

When it comes to using an animal for food, the Chinese certainly are not wasteful. While other culinary traditions may discard things like the neck, feet and head, regional dishes in parts of China turn those parts into popular snacks. Some examples come from the southwestern province of Sichuan where you can find items like chicken toes and rabbit heads on the menu. But for those who are unfamiliar, these spicy snacks are an acquired taste.

4 Mar 2019 - 6:18PM

When it comes to using an animal for food, the Chinese certainly are not wasteful. While other culinary traditions may discard things like the neck, feet and head, regional dishes in parts of China turn those parts into popular snacks. Some examples come from the southwestern province of Sichuan where you can find items like chicken toes and rabbit heads on the menu. But for those who are unfamiliar, these spicy snacks are an acquired taste.

Chicken toes and rabbit heads? A sample of Sichuan’s spicy snacks
From Hunan to Victoria Harbour: the making of Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year fireworks extravaganza

Hong Kong rang in the Year of the Pig with dazzling circles of fireworks resembling pig snouts and the rings of Saturn. Some 23,888 pyrotechnic shells were used to light up the city’s skyline and iconic Victoria Harbour. But what’s the secret of the fireworks magic for the 23-minute extravaganza? The SCMP joined pyrotechnics engineer Wilson Mao, who has designed and staged every major fireworks display in the city since 1996, to learn more about the technical wizardry behind the bright spectacle.

7 Feb 2019 - 1:24AM

Hong Kong rang in the Year of the Pig with dazzling circles of fireworks resembling pig snouts and the rings of Saturn. Some 23,888 pyrotechnic shells were used to light up the city’s skyline and iconic Victoria Harbour. But what’s the secret of the fireworks magic for the 23-minute extravaganza? The SCMP joined pyrotechnics engineer Wilson Mao, who has designed and staged every major fireworks display in the city since 1996, to learn more about the technical wizardry behind the bright spectacle.

From Hunan to Victoria Harbour: the making of Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year fireworks extravaganza
Chowing down on chicken testes, a Hong Kong hotpot delicacy

Hongkongers love hotpot throughout the year and especially during the winter months. Of the many ingredients that go into such dishes around the world, chicken testes are unique to Hong Kong-style hotpot. While it may sound intimidating, the taste and texture are certainly interesting and a must-try for adventurous foodies looking for a unique culinary experience in the city.

5 Feb 2019 - 10:03AM

Hongkongers love hotpot throughout the year and especially during the winter months. Of the many ingredients that go into such dishes around the world, chicken testes are unique to Hong Kong-style hotpot. While it may sound intimidating, the taste and texture are certainly interesting and a must-try for adventurous foodies looking for a unique culinary experience in the city.

Chowing down on chicken testes, a Hong Kong hotpot delicacy
Lion dancing: good wishes for the Lunar New Year

The lion dance is an iconic sight during Lunar New Year and other festive occasions across China, as well as in Southeast Asia and in ethnic Chinese communities around the world.

4 Feb 2019 - 6:02AM

The lion dance is an iconic sight during Lunar New Year and other festive occasions across China, as well as in Southeast Asia and in ethnic Chinese communities around the world.

Lion dancing: good wishes for the Lunar New Year