Chris Healy

Hong Kong

Chris Healy

Field Camera Operator and Editor

Chris has 10 years of experience shooting news, video features and documentaries. His travels with the lens have taken him all across Europe, Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East, covering armed conflicts, environmental disasters and major political developments.

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Lunchtime protests in Hong Kong malls

Hong Kong protesters held lunchtime demonstrations in two malls in the city. They were protesting against proposed legislation they see as restricting personal freedoms.

29 May 2020 - 5:19PM

Hong Kong protesters held lunchtime demonstrations in two malls in the city. They were protesting against proposed legislation they see as restricting personal freedoms.

Lunchtime protests in Hong Kong malls
Hong Kong police fire pepper rounds at protesters opposing national anthem law

Police fired non-lethal pepper-ball rounds to disperse hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong's Central district on May 27, 2020, as lawmakers prepared to debate a contentious national anthem law at the Legislative Council. If passed, the measure would set penalties for insulting and misusing the Chinese national anthem in the city. 
 

27 May 2020 - 7:56PM

Police fired non-lethal pepper-ball rounds to disperse hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong's Central district on May 27, 2020, as lawmakers prepared to debate a contentious national anthem law at the Legislative Council. If passed, the measure would set penalties for insulting and misusing the Chinese national anthem in the city. 
 

Hong Kong police fire pepper rounds at protesters opposing national anthem law
Hongkongers bake ‘cakes for heroes’ to thank medical staff on front lines of Covid-19 fight

Since the first coronavirus cases were detected in Hong Kong, health workers in the city have been working to keep the deadly infection virus at bay. As a show of appreciation, the Nest bakery operated by the charity Nesbitt Centre is making cakes and biscuits for medical teams on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic fight.

5 May 2020 - 6:25PM

Since the first coronavirus cases were detected in Hong Kong, health workers in the city have been working to keep the deadly infection virus at bay. As a show of appreciation, the Nest bakery operated by the charity Nesbitt Centre is making cakes and biscuits for medical teams on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic fight.

Hongkongers bake ‘cakes for heroes’ to thank medical staff on front lines of Covid-19 fight
Hong Kong riot police use pepper spray at a shopping mall in Sha Tin

Hong Kong’s riot police used pepper spray on May 1, 2020, as protesters gathered in a shopping mall in Sha Tin for a singalong protest, at the end of an otherwise peaceful Labour Day.

1 May 2020 - 11:38PM

Hong Kong’s riot police used pepper spray on May 1, 2020, as protesters gathered in a shopping mall in Sha Tin for a singalong protest, at the end of an otherwise peaceful Labour Day.

Hong Kong riot police use pepper spray at a shopping mall in Sha Tin
Costumed Hongkonger hits the road in hopes of making coronavirus isolation as easy as riding a bike

Before you can see his bike, you hear strains of cha-cha-chá music, or old songs in Cantonese or Japanese. Moments later, Ah Tse rolls into view, perhaps dressed as Dyna from Ultraman, on board his red bicycle labelled “Ferrari”. Tse is something of an attraction for visitors to Mui Wo, a rural town on the eastern coast of Hong Kong’s Lantau Island. But if you ask him about his pastime, he’s just “doing his thing” like most people, especially when it comes to riding out the isolation of a global coronavirus pandemic. 

9 Apr 2020 - 7:11PM

Before you can see his bike, you hear strains of cha-cha-chá music, or old songs in Cantonese or Japanese. Moments later, Ah Tse rolls into view, perhaps dressed as Dyna from Ultraman, on board his red bicycle labelled “Ferrari”. Tse is something of an attraction for visitors to Mui Wo, a rural town on the eastern coast of Hong Kong’s Lantau Island. But if you ask him about his pastime, he’s just “doing his thing” like most people, especially when it comes to riding out the isolation of a global coronavirus pandemic. 

Costumed Hongkonger hits the road in hopes of making coronavirus isolation as easy as riding a bike
Food security of world’s poorest communities threatened by Covid-19 pandemic, warns UN food body

The  World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic could threaten food security for the world’s poorest communities. Lockdowns and economic downturns that will affect developing nations the most, will make it difficult for the poor to access or pay for food. The UN food agency says food supplies around the globe remain stable for now, and that those most in need of help are getting support. But WFP Acting Director of Supply Chain, John Crisci, says if more nations stockpile food supplies and ban exports of staples such as rice, wheat and grains, the “health crisis will become a food crisis.’

8 Apr 2020 - 1:23PM

The  World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic could threaten food security for the world’s poorest communities. Lockdowns and economic downturns that will affect developing nations the most, will make it difficult for the poor to access or pay for food. The UN food agency says food supplies around the globe remain stable for now, and that those most in need of help are getting support. But WFP Acting Director of Supply Chain, John Crisci, says if more nations stockpile food supplies and ban exports of staples such as rice, wheat and grains, the “health crisis will become a food crisis.’

Food security of world’s poorest communities threatened by Covid-19 pandemic, warns UN food body
Prefabricated flats quickly take shape in Hong Kong as city tries out new construction technique

For the first time in Hong Kong, prefabricated apartments complete with furniture and fittings, are being placed via crane directly into this residential development at Science Park. The efficiency and speed of the Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) technique allows workers to install up to 30 units per day into the building. Despite the coronavirus outbreak, the project is expected to be completed on schedule by September 2020.

22 Mar 2020 - 8:00PM

For the first time in Hong Kong, prefabricated apartments complete with furniture and fittings, are being placed via crane directly into this residential development at Science Park. The efficiency and speed of the Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) technique allows workers to install up to 30 units per day into the building. Despite the coronavirus outbreak, the project is expected to be completed on schedule by September 2020.

Prefabricated flats quickly take shape in Hong Kong as city tries out new construction technique
How are businesses and institutions in Hong Kong coping with the coronavirus outbreak?

Hong Kong’s economy has suffered its worst deficit in 15 years, and the city’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan has predicted further deficits for the next five years. The grim economic outlook underscored the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on businesses and institutions already suffering the effects of months of anti-government protests. But some businesses in the city are finding new opportunities amid the crisis.

28 Feb 2020 - 1:54PM

Hong Kong’s economy has suffered its worst deficit in 15 years, and the city’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan has predicted further deficits for the next five years. The grim economic outlook underscored the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on businesses and institutions already suffering the effects of months of anti-government protests. But some businesses in the city are finding new opportunities amid the crisis.

How are businesses and institutions in Hong Kong coping with the coronavirus outbreak?
KFC restaurant in Hong Kong’s North Point shuts after worker confirmed with coronavirus

A KFC outlet in Hong Kong has shut down after a staff member was confirmed with Covid-19 on February 25, 2020. The 55-year-old restaurant worker is the sister of another person who one day earlier was found to have the deadly coronavirus that causes the disease. Investigators say the sisters had visited the Fook Wai Ching She Buddhist temple in North Point, a worship hall that has been linked to a cluster cases. The KFC employee’s 24-year-old son has also been confirmed to have the infection.

26 Feb 2020 - 3:14PM

A KFC outlet in Hong Kong has shut down after a staff member was confirmed with Covid-19 on February 25, 2020. The 55-year-old restaurant worker is the sister of another person who one day earlier was found to have the deadly coronavirus that causes the disease. Investigators say the sisters had visited the Fook Wai Ching She Buddhist temple in North Point, a worship hall that has been linked to a cluster cases. The KFC employee’s 24-year-old son has also been confirmed to have the infection.

KFC restaurant in Hong Kong’s North Point shuts after worker confirmed with coronavirus
Coronavirus outbreak forces Hong Kong Rugby Sevens to be postponed

The world famous Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is the latest sports event to be caught up in the city’s battle against the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The event originally scheduled to take place April 3-5, 2020, has been moved back to October 16-18. Many sporting events across Asia have been cancelled or postponed due to fears that the virus could spread in large crowds.

13 Feb 2020 - 11:17PM

The world famous Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is the latest sports event to be caught up in the city’s battle against the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The event originally scheduled to take place April 3-5, 2020, has been moved back to October 16-18. Many sporting events across Asia have been cancelled or postponed due to fears that the virus could spread in large crowds.

Coronavirus outbreak forces Hong Kong Rugby Sevens to be postponed
Hong Kong rail operator MTR to open Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 on Valentine’s Day

The city’s rail operator MTR Corporation is set to debut its long-awaited Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 on February 14, 2020. Three new stations will be opened: Hin Keng, Kai Tak and the expanded part of Diamond Hill station, which would connect Kowloon East and the northeast New Territories of Hong Kong.

12 Feb 2020 - 8:24PM

The city’s rail operator MTR Corporation is set to debut its long-awaited Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 on February 14, 2020. Three new stations will be opened: Hin Keng, Kai Tak and the expanded part of Diamond Hill station, which would connect Kowloon East and the northeast New Territories of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong rail operator MTR to open Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 on Valentine’s Day
Double punch for Hong Kong’s economy from coronavirus following months of civil unrest

Hong Kong’s finance chief has warned that the city’s economy is likely to continue contracting into 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak piles on additional challenges in a city already suffering from months of social unrest. Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po also said the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak could prove to be more severe than it was in 2003 when the city was hit by severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars).

12 Feb 2020 - 6:26PM

Hong Kong’s finance chief has warned that the city’s economy is likely to continue contracting into 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak piles on additional challenges in a city already suffering from months of social unrest. Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po also said the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak could prove to be more severe than it was in 2003 when the city was hit by severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars).

Double punch for Hong Kong’s economy from coronavirus following months of civil unrest
Hongkongers who lived through Sars outbreak call for more government action against new coronavirus

As Hong Kong battles the spread of a novel coronavirus originating in mainland China, Hong Kong people who lived through a previous deadly viral outbreak are calling on the government to step up measures against the latest threat. In 2003, severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) infected 1,755 people in Hong Kong, killing 299 people including eight medical staff.

12 Feb 2020 - 9:00AM

As Hong Kong battles the spread of a novel coronavirus originating in mainland China, Hong Kong people who lived through a previous deadly viral outbreak are calling on the government to step up measures against the latest threat. In 2003, severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) infected 1,755 people in Hong Kong, killing 299 people including eight medical staff.

Hongkongers who lived through Sars outbreak call for more government action against new coronavirus
Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong for coronavirus testing

Cruise World Dream, which has been denied entry to Kaohsiung, Taiwan, docked in Hong Kong on February 5, 2020. The cruise ship had carried 8 novel coronavirus patients earlier in January. About 3,600 people, including passengers and crew members, were held on the cruise ship for health checks.

5 Feb 2020 - 9:51PM

Cruise World Dream, which has been denied entry to Kaohsiung, Taiwan, docked in Hong Kong on February 5, 2020. The cruise ship had carried 8 novel coronavirus patients earlier in January. About 3,600 people, including passengers and crew members, were held on the cruise ship for health checks.

Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong for coronavirus testing
Inside St Joseph’s College: Hong Kong’s historic school for boys

Founded in 1875, St Joseph’s College is a historic Catholic school for boys in Hong Kong. Some of the colonial-era, pre-World War II structures on its campus are declared monuments by the Hong Kong government giving them statutory protection. The school’s principal Perrick Ching offered a tour as the 145-year-old school embarks on a HK$500 million (US$64.3 million) facelift for the first time in decades.

22 Jan 2020 - 6:32PM

Founded in 1875, St Joseph’s College is a historic Catholic school for boys in Hong Kong. Some of the colonial-era, pre-World War II structures on its campus are declared monuments by the Hong Kong government giving them statutory protection. The school’s principal Perrick Ching offered a tour as the 145-year-old school embarks on a HK$500 million (US$64.3 million) facelift for the first time in decades.

Inside St Joseph’s College: Hong Kong’s historic school for boys
Hundreds of thousands joined Hong Kong’s first march approved by police since August

Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers took to the street on December 8, 2019, the day before the six-month anniversary of the anti-government protests. For the first time since August, the Civil Human Rights Front, the organiser of the march, received a letter of no objection from the police.

9 Dec 2019 - 12:06AM

Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers took to the street on December 8, 2019, the day before the six-month anniversary of the anti-government protests. For the first time since August, the Civil Human Rights Front, the organiser of the march, received a letter of no objection from the police.

Hundreds of thousands joined Hong Kong’s first march approved by police since August
Indonesian journalist injured by Hong Kong police projectile calls for ‘justice’

Veby Mega Indah, an Indonesian journalist who was shot with a police projectile in the right eye while covering Hong Kong’s ongoing anti-government protests on September 29 called for justice in an interview with the South China Morning Post.

3 Dec 2019 - 1:07AM

Veby Mega Indah, an Indonesian journalist who was shot with a police projectile in the right eye while covering Hong Kong’s ongoing anti-government protests on September 29 called for justice in an interview with the South China Morning Post.

Indonesian journalist injured by Hong Kong police projectile calls for ‘justice’
Thousands of protesters return to Hong Kong streets to reiterate five demands to government

Thousands of mostly black-clad protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong’s tourist district Tsim Sha Tsui on December 1, a week after the pro-democracy bloc scored a landslide victory in district council elections. The procession started from the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on the harbourfront and headed to Hung Hom – a route approved by police. Soon after the march started, police raised the blue flag warning protesters they were taking part in an illegal assembly as some had deviated from the approved route. Officers then used pepper spray on protesters, and later tear gas was also fired.

1 Dec 2019 - 9:26PM

Thousands of mostly black-clad protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong’s tourist district Tsim Sha Tsui on December 1, a week after the pro-democracy bloc scored a landslide victory in district council elections. The procession started from the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on the harbourfront and headed to Hung Hom – a route approved by police. Soon after the march started, police raised the blue flag warning protesters they were taking part in an illegal assembly as some had deviated from the approved route. Officers then used pepper spray on protesters, and later tear gas was also fired.

Thousands of protesters return to Hong Kong streets to reiterate five demands to government
Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang on how technology is reshaping consumer buying behaviour

E-commerce giant Alibaba started trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on November 26, 2019, in the world’s largest stock debut so far in 2019. The company had also made a splash when it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange five years earlier. 

28 Nov 2019 - 4:11PM

E-commerce giant Alibaba started trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on November 26, 2019, in the world’s largest stock debut so far in 2019. The company had also made a splash when it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange five years earlier. 

Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang on how technology is reshaping consumer buying behaviour
Alibaba Chairman Daniel Zhang on company’s IPO and global expansion during US-China trade

China’s largest technology company Alibaba started trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The listing was world’s largest so far in 2019, and followed up the company record-breaking debut on the New York Stock Exchange five years earlier.

28 Nov 2019 - 8:28AM

China’s largest technology company Alibaba started trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The listing was world’s largest so far in 2019, and followed up the company record-breaking debut on the New York Stock Exchange five years earlier.

Alibaba Chairman Daniel Zhang on company’s IPO and global expansion during US-China trade
Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing camp reeling after crushing defeat in district council elections

The anti-establishment mood after almost six months of street protests swept through polling stations across Hong Kong on November 24, 2019 as a record number of voters rejected pro-Beijing parties in favour of pro-democracy candidates.

25 Nov 2019 - 11:47PM

The anti-establishment mood after almost six months of street protests swept through polling stations across Hong Kong on November 24, 2019 as a record number of voters rejected pro-Beijing parties in favour of pro-democracy candidates.

Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing camp reeling after crushing defeat in district council elections
Clean-up crews move into PolyU

After a 4-day siege by police, clean-up crews have been clearing the wreckage from around Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Bricks, barricades and broken glass were some of the debris being cleared away with shovels and mechanical claws.

20 Nov 2019 - 10:21PM

After a 4-day siege by police, clean-up crews have been clearing the wreckage from around Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Bricks, barricades and broken glass were some of the debris being cleared away with shovels and mechanical claws.

Clean-up crews move into PolyU
Scenes of destruction in streets surrounding besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Road blockades, bricks and other wreckage in the streets around the besieged Hong Kong PolyU campus on Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019.

19 Nov 2019 - 6:00PM

Road blockades, bricks and other wreckage in the streets around the besieged Hong Kong PolyU campus on Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019.

Scenes of destruction in streets surrounding besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Chinese soldiers and residents help clear streets after a week of intense protest in Hong Kong

At the end of a week that saw traffic disruption and chaos in Hong Kong, Saturday November 16, 2019, was a day of relative calm. Around Baptist University in Kowloon Tong, crowds came out to help clean the streets. Among them were about 50 Chinese soldiers, who said they “volunteered” to clear the bricks and roads near their barracks. Outside the University of Hong Kong, people came to the street to help remove obstacles which had been blocking Pok Fu Lam Road for days. Sections of Tolo Highway reopened as well, while the Cross-Harbour Tunnel remained closed.

20 Nov 2019 - 4:03PM

At the end of a week that saw traffic disruption and chaos in Hong Kong, Saturday November 16, 2019, was a day of relative calm. Around Baptist University in Kowloon Tong, crowds came out to help clean the streets. Among them were about 50 Chinese soldiers, who said they “volunteered” to clear the bricks and roads near their barracks. Outside the University of Hong Kong, people came to the street to help remove obstacles which had been blocking Pok Fu Lam Road for days. Sections of Tolo Highway reopened as well, while the Cross-Harbour Tunnel remained closed.

Chinese soldiers and residents help clear streets after a week of intense protest in Hong Kong
Protesters fortify campus positions on sixth straight day of Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong anti-government protesters were busy on several university campuses, fortifying positions as well as making and testing makeshift weapons in preparation for possible battles with police. 

16 Nov 2019 - 1:06AM

Hong Kong anti-government protesters were busy on several university campuses, fortifying positions as well as making and testing makeshift weapons in preparation for possible battles with police. 

Protesters fortify campus positions on sixth straight day of Hong Kong protests
A bird's-eye view of Hong Kong universities turned into fortresses during protests

University campuses across Hong Kong have become the latest flashpoints in civil unrest entering its sixth month in the city. 

21 Nov 2019 - 11:29AM

University campuses across Hong Kong have become the latest flashpoints in civil unrest entering its sixth month in the city. 

A bird's-eye view of Hong Kong universities turned into fortresses during protests
Protests continue to grip Hong Kong

Protests continued in Hong Kong through the afternoon and into the evening of November 14, 2019. 

15 Nov 2019 - 1:50AM

Protests continued in Hong Kong through the afternoon and into the evening of November 14, 2019. 

Protests continue to grip Hong Kong
Disruptions across Hong Kong as city braces for another day of protest violence

In the early hours of November 14, 2019, Hong Kong’s public transport was limited, and certain important roads were blocked by protesters, including Tolo Highway, the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and Pok Fu Lam Road. Protesters were holding up in some of the city’s university campuses, strengthening their defences in anticipation of clashes with police later in the day.

27 Jan 2020 - 8:37PM

In the early hours of November 14, 2019, Hong Kong’s public transport was limited, and certain important roads were blocked by protesters, including Tolo Highway, the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and Pok Fu Lam Road. Protesters were holding up in some of the city’s university campuses, strengthening their defences in anticipation of clashes with police later in the day.

Disruptions across Hong Kong as city braces for another day of protest violence
Student protesters hunker down at Hong Kong campuses in anticipation of clashes with police

Hong Kong protesters crippled transport links and jammed roads causing chaos across the city for a third consecutive day on November 13, 2019.

14 Nov 2019 - 1:57AM

Hong Kong protesters crippled transport links and jammed roads causing chaos across the city for a third consecutive day on November 13, 2019.

Student protesters hunker down at Hong Kong campuses in anticipation of clashes with police
Chaos on campuses and Central district in Hong Kong on third consecutive day of serious violence

Radical protesters in Hong Kong clashed with police on university campuses and in the Central business district on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. 

13 Nov 2019 - 5:20PM

Radical protesters in Hong Kong clashed with police on university campuses and in the Central business district on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. 

Chaos on campuses and Central district in Hong Kong on third consecutive day of serious violence