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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Hong Kong citywide strike turns violent as protesters seize control of major roads and clash with police in multiple locations

Following a morning of transport disruption, some Hong Kong protesters taking part in a citywide strike have clashed with police, who fired tear gas and made dozens of arrests.

5 Aug 2019 - 8:06PM

Following a morning of transport disruption, some Hong Kong protesters taking part in a citywide strike have clashed with police, who fired tear gas and made dozens of arrests.

Hong Kong citywide strike turns violent as protesters seize control of major roads and clash with police in multiple locations
Empty streets and transport chaos amid Hong Kong citywide strike

Chaos continues as a general strike in Hong Kong evolves across the city on August 5, 2019. The usual bustling commercial areas and streets are mostly empty. Eight MTR lines have been fully or partially suspended. Protesters have been seen blocking roads and preventing MTR train doors from closing, stopping trains from departing. 

5 Aug 2019 - 1:57PM

Chaos continues as a general strike in Hong Kong evolves across the city on August 5, 2019. The usual bustling commercial areas and streets are mostly empty. Eight MTR lines have been fully or partially suspended. Protesters have been seen blocking roads and preventing MTR train doors from closing, stopping trains from departing. 

Empty streets and transport chaos amid Hong Kong citywide strike
Hong Kong enters a ninth week of social unrest sparked by the government’s now-shelved extradition bill

A day after thousands of civil servants took to the streets in Central to urge authorities to give in to the protesters' demands, people gathered on August 3 for an approved rally in the shopping hub of Mong Kok.  The march soon splintered and ended with clashes in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wong Tai Sin, where police used tear gas. Earlier, a group of protesters blocked the Cross-Harbour Tunnel twice, bringing traffic to a standstill.

4 Aug 2019 - 5:05AM

A day after thousands of civil servants took to the streets in Central to urge authorities to give in to the protesters' demands, people gathered on August 3 for an approved rally in the shopping hub of Mong Kok.  The march soon splintered and ended with clashes in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wong Tai Sin, where police used tear gas. Earlier, a group of protesters blocked the Cross-Harbour Tunnel twice, bringing traffic to a standstill.

Hong Kong enters a ninth week of social unrest sparked by the government’s now-shelved extradition bill
A Hong Kong ghost town

Most visitors to Hong Kong arrive from the city’s international airport via the Tsing Ma Bridge, one of the world’s longest suspension spans connecting the islands of Tsing Yi and Ma Wan. But few notice the ghostly ruins of Ma Wan Village just northwest of the structure. The once-thriving fishing and farming community first settled over 200 years ago, was earmarked for redevelopment in 1997. A dispute over the property halted development and has left the village frozen in a state of decay for decades.

1 Aug 2019 - 4:02PM

Most visitors to Hong Kong arrive from the city’s international airport via the Tsing Ma Bridge, one of the world’s longest suspension spans connecting the islands of Tsing Yi and Ma Wan. But few notice the ghostly ruins of Ma Wan Village just northwest of the structure. The once-thriving fishing and farming community first settled over 200 years ago, was earmarked for redevelopment in 1997. A dispute over the property halted development and has left the village frozen in a state of decay for decades.

A Hong Kong ghost town
Tropical Storm Wipha soaks southern China after raising Hong Kong’s first No 8 warning of the year

Tropical Storm Wipha moved away from Hong Kong on the morning of August 1, 2019, leaving the No 3 strong wind and amber rainstorm warning signals in place.
At 1.40pm on July 31, the Hong Kong Observatory issued its first No 8 typhoon signal of the year as Wipha hit the city. The signal was downgraded to No 3 about 10 hours later. 

1 Aug 2019 - 1:37PM

Tropical Storm Wipha moved away from Hong Kong on the morning of August 1, 2019, leaving the No 3 strong wind and amber rainstorm warning signals in place.
At 1.40pm on July 31, the Hong Kong Observatory issued its first No 8 typhoon signal of the year as Wipha hit the city. The signal was downgraded to No 3 about 10 hours later. 

Tropical Storm Wipha soaks southern China after raising Hong Kong’s first No 8 warning of the year
Yuen Long: rapidly changing district in northern Hong Kong clings to tradition

The recent violence at a shopping centre in Yuen Long has focused attention on the bustling district in Hong Kong’s New Territories, where less than a century ago visitors found little more than a cluster of agricultural villages. 

1 Aug 2019 - 11:25AM

The recent violence at a shopping centre in Yuen Long has focused attention on the bustling district in Hong Kong’s New Territories, where less than a century ago visitors found little more than a cluster of agricultural villages. 

Yuen Long: rapidly changing district in northern Hong Kong clings to tradition
Despite approaching Tropical Storm Wipha, hundreds protest outside Hong Kong court to support demonstrators facing rioting charges

Despite the rapid approach of powerful Tropical Storm Wipha, hundreds of protesters have gathered outside a Hong Kong court to support more than 40 demonstrators who face rioting charges. The 28 men and 16 women were arrested on Sunday, July 28, 2019, in connection with a demonstration that turned violent in the city's central business district.

31 Jul 2019 - 8:52PM

Despite the rapid approach of powerful Tropical Storm Wipha, hundreds of protesters have gathered outside a Hong Kong court to support more than 40 demonstrators who face rioting charges. The 28 men and 16 women were arrested on Sunday, July 28, 2019, in connection with a demonstration that turned violent in the city's central business district.

Despite approaching Tropical Storm Wipha, hundreds protest outside Hong Kong court to support demonstrators facing rioting charges
Tropical Storm Wipha: Hong Kong Observatory issues signal No 8 as storm edges closer to city

The Hong Kong Observatory issued its first No 8 typhoon signal of the year on July 31, 2019, as Tropical Storm Wipha approached the city.

31 Jul 2019 - 6:28PM

The Hong Kong Observatory issued its first No 8 typhoon signal of the year on July 31, 2019, as Tropical Storm Wipha approached the city.

Tropical Storm Wipha: Hong Kong Observatory issues signal No 8 as storm edges closer to city
Police fire tear gas and sponge grenades to disperse defiant extradition bill protesters in Hong Kong’s Yuen Long

Police have fired tear gas at tens of thousands of Hongkongers protesting in Yuen Long, a town in the northern New Territories that has been gripped by tension over the past week, following earlier scenes of unprecedented violence at a railway station.

28 Jul 2019 - 1:33AM

Police have fired tear gas at tens of thousands of Hongkongers protesting in Yuen Long, a town in the northern New Territories that has been gripped by tension over the past week, following earlier scenes of unprecedented violence at a railway station.

Police fire tear gas and sponge grenades to disperse defiant extradition bill protesters in Hong Kong’s Yuen Long
How Hong Kong actor Jason Tobin channels Bruce Lee for Cinemax hit show ‘Warrior’

Hong Kong-born actor Jason Tobin says he had to get into the best shape of his life to play the role of Young Jun, a Chinese gang leader in 1870s San Francisco. Tobin stars in Warrior, a television show based on an original idea from martial arts legend and fellow Hongkonger Bruce Lee. 

16 Aug 2019 - 11:54AM

Hong Kong-born actor Jason Tobin says he had to get into the best shape of his life to play the role of Young Jun, a Chinese gang leader in 1870s San Francisco. Tobin stars in Warrior, a television show based on an original idea from martial arts legend and fellow Hongkonger Bruce Lee. 

How Hong Kong actor Jason Tobin channels Bruce Lee for Cinemax hit show ‘Warrior’
How the extradition bill protests shook Hong Kong

Hong Kong is in the midst of its biggest political crisis since the former British colony was handed over to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Millions of people have taken to the streets to protest against a controversial extradition amendment that would allow for the transfer of suspects to face trial on the Chinese mainland.

24 Jul 2019 - 5:47PM

Hong Kong is in the midst of its biggest political crisis since the former British colony was handed over to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Millions of people have taken to the streets to protest against a controversial extradition amendment that would allow for the transfer of suspects to face trial on the Chinese mainland.

How the extradition bill protests shook Hong Kong
‘Lennon Walls’ spring up across Hong Kong after Chief Executive Carrie Lam declares extradition bill ‘dead’

Displays of colourful Post-it notes were a landmark feature of Hong Kong’s 2014 Occupy protests, but the concept has taken on a new life in support of anti-government demonstrations over the extradition bill. 

10 Jul 2019 - 9:16PM

Displays of colourful Post-it notes were a landmark feature of Hong Kong’s 2014 Occupy protests, but the concept has taken on a new life in support of anti-government demonstrations over the extradition bill. 

‘Lennon Walls’ spring up across Hong Kong after Chief Executive Carrie Lam declares extradition bill ‘dead’
First arrest made over vandalising of Hong Kong’s legislature

Hong Kong police made their first arrest on July 3 in relation to the storming and vandalising of the city’s Legislative Council building on July 1-2, 2019. Since the beginning of the anti-extradition protests, the police have detained multiple suspects.

4 Jul 2019 - 12:24PM

Hong Kong police made their first arrest on July 3 in relation to the storming and vandalising of the city’s Legislative Council building on July 1-2, 2019. Since the beginning of the anti-extradition protests, the police have detained multiple suspects.

First arrest made over vandalising of Hong Kong’s legislature
Arsenal and England football legend, Ian Wright

We caught up with Arsenal and England football legend, Ian Wright in Hong Kong.  He spoke about what he hopes for his beloved Arsenal, the players he would love to have played with, racism in football and whether he would have considered a move to China during his playing days.

3 Jul 2019 - 5:19PM

We caught up with Arsenal and England football legend, Ian Wright in Hong Kong.  He spoke about what he hopes for his beloved Arsenal, the players he would love to have played with, racism in football and whether he would have considered a move to China during his playing days.

Arsenal and England football legend, Ian Wright
Tasting tarantulas and Thai bug delicacies on Bangkok's famous Khao San Road

Many visitors to Bangkok's famous Khao San Road may be intrigued when they see a woman selling deep fried worms, bugs, crickets, scorpions, tarantulas and other critters from her cart. But not too many are brave enough to give them a try. Those who are may be pleasantly surprised by the protein-rich snacks that are popular among locals in many parts of Thailand.

2 Jul 2019 - 7:14PM

Many visitors to Bangkok's famous Khao San Road may be intrigued when they see a woman selling deep fried worms, bugs, crickets, scorpions, tarantulas and other critters from her cart. But not too many are brave enough to give them a try. Those who are may be pleasantly surprised by the protein-rich snacks that are popular among locals in many parts of Thailand.

Tasting tarantulas and Thai bug delicacies on Bangkok's famous Khao San Road
Assault on Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, and the police clearance that followed

Hong Kong’s Legislative Council complex was broken into by anti-extradition law protesters on July 1, 2019. For about eight hours, the mostly young protesters occupied and vandalised the government building, until police took control in the early hours of July 2.

2 Jul 2019 - 5:13PM

Hong Kong’s Legislative Council complex was broken into by anti-extradition law protesters on July 1, 2019. For about eight hours, the mostly young protesters occupied and vandalised the government building, until police took control in the early hours of July 2.

Assault on Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, and the police clearance that followed
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam angrily condemns takeover of city’s legislature, but says she is willing to listen

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor held a press conference at 4am on July 2, 2019, to respond to violence and vandalism at the Legislative Council hours earlier. 

2 Jul 2019 - 3:38PM

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor held a press conference at 4am on July 2, 2019, to respond to violence and vandalism at the Legislative Council hours earlier. 

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam angrily condemns takeover of city’s legislature, but says she is willing to listen
Hong Kong police clear protesters from legislature after invasion

Hong Kong police moved in to clear anti-government protesters who had broken into and vandalised the city’s legislative council building. They fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse the crowd. The protesters had laid siege to the building, breaking barriers, fences and shattering glass doors. The invasion came on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China.

2 Jul 2019 - 3:17AM

Hong Kong police moved in to clear anti-government protesters who had broken into and vandalised the city’s legislative council building. They fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse the crowd. The protesters had laid siege to the building, breaking barriers, fences and shattering glass doors. The invasion came on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China.

Hong Kong police clear protesters from legislature after invasion
Protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong legislature in an unprecedented invasion

Protesters stormed into Hong Kong's Legislative Council, after hours of besieging the building, smashing glass doors and removing metal barriers. 

2 Jul 2019 - 2:10PM

Protesters stormed into Hong Kong's Legislative Council, after hours of besieging the building, smashing glass doors and removing metal barriers. 

Protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong legislature in an unprecedented invasion
Hundreds of anti-government protesters storm Hong Kong legislature on anniversary of handover to China

Tensions over the Hong Kong government's contentious extradition bill reached new heights on July 1, 2019, as hundreds of protesters stormed the city's legislature. It followed clashes with police earlier in the day, and coincided with an annual protest march on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China.

2 Jul 2019 - 2:16AM

Tensions over the Hong Kong government's contentious extradition bill reached new heights on July 1, 2019, as hundreds of protesters stormed the city's legislature. It followed clashes with police earlier in the day, and coincided with an annual protest march on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China.

Hundreds of anti-government protesters storm Hong Kong legislature on anniversary of handover to China
Hundreds of thousands protest against extradition bill on 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China

Tens of thousands protested against the controversial extradition bill on July 1, the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China.

3 Jul 2019 - 12:38PM

Tens of thousands protested against the controversial extradition bill on July 1, the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China.

Hundreds of thousands protest against extradition bill on 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China
Annual march on Hong Kong handover anniversary diverted amid anti-extradition bill violence

Tens of thousands of people are taking part in an annual march in Hong Kong on the anniversary of the former British colony’s 1997 handover to Chinese sovereignty. 

1 Jul 2019 - 9:10PM

Tens of thousands of people are taking part in an annual march in Hong Kong on the anniversary of the former British colony’s 1997 handover to Chinese sovereignty. 

Annual march on Hong Kong handover anniversary diverted amid  anti-extradition bill violence
Best places to eat in Hong Kong: cultural cuisines in old Kowloon City

Kowloon City is in the eastern part of Kowloon, Hong Kong, near the old Kai Tak Airport. The district has a long history that dates back to the 13th century. SCMP senior culture writer Bernice Chan followed foodie Chris Leung around his neighbourhood in search of some of the best tasty bites.

28 Jun 2019 - 12:17PM

Kowloon City is in the eastern part of Kowloon, Hong Kong, near the old Kai Tak Airport. The district has a long history that dates back to the 13th century. SCMP senior culture writer Bernice Chan followed foodie Chris Leung around his neighbourhood in search of some of the best tasty bites.

Best places to eat in Hong Kong: cultural cuisines in old Kowloon City
How Hong Kong students see the anti-extradition protests

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong over the past two weeks to protest against a controversial extradition bill. Many of them were teenagers and university students. Some said the protests were not just about the bill itself, but also the autonomy and freedom of their home -- Hong Kong.  

24 Jun 2019 - 8:46AM

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong over the past two weeks to protest against a controversial extradition bill. Many of them were teenagers and university students. Some said the protests were not just about the bill itself, but also the autonomy and freedom of their home -- Hong Kong.  

How Hong Kong students see the anti-extradition protests
Hong Kong protesters target police headquarters

What began as a peaceful sit-in near Hong Kong's political centre on June 21, 2019, gradually escalated as hundreds of people moved to police headquarters.

22 Jun 2019 - 10:20AM

What began as a peaceful sit-in near Hong Kong's political centre on June 21, 2019, gradually escalated as hundreds of people moved to police headquarters.

Hong Kong protesters target police headquarters
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