Christy Leung

Christy writes about crime and security-related stories for South China Morning Post's city desk.
Christy Leung
Christy writes about crime and security-related stories for South China Morning Post's city desk.

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Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission to study complaints about Wu Chi-wai, who yelled profanity at Chief Executive Carrie Lam

Equal Opportunities Commission to re-examine whether Wu Chi-wai’s insult breached the Sex Discrimination Ordinance.

22 May 2019 - 10:17PM

Equal Opportunities Commission to re-examine whether Wu Chi-wai’s insult breached the Sex Discrimination Ordinance.

Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission to study complaints about Wu Chi-wai, who yelled profanity at Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Former Philippine Supreme Court official who accused President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity at International Criminal Court ‘held’ by Hong Kong immigration

Conchita Carpio-Morales, the former ombudsman in the Philippines, was free to enter Hong Kong following questioning but decided to return to Manila.

22 May 2019 - 10:27AM

Conchita Carpio-Morales, the former ombudsman in the Philippines, was free to enter Hong Kong following questioning but decided to return to Manila.

Former Philippine Supreme Court official who accused President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity at International Criminal Court ‘held’ by Hong Kong immigration
Investigators return to scene of deadly helicopter crash as questions remain over Hong Kong pilot’s final moments

Witnesses give contradictory statements as to what happened as 130 police officers scour crash site for clues into what caused four-seater aircraft to fall from sky.

21 May 2019 - 8:38AM

Witnesses give contradictory statements as to what happened as 130 police officers scour crash site for clues into what caused four-seater aircraft to fall from sky.

Investigators return to scene of deadly helicopter crash as questions remain over Hong Kong pilot’s final moments
Triad-linked gambling dens in Hong Kong smashed in citywide police operation

Officers say the venues, many of them in central Kowloon, were used to peddle drugs and offer high-interest loans. Two 15-year-olds and several migrants were among 135 people arrested.

18 May 2019 - 11:44PM

Officers say the venues, many of them in central Kowloon, were used to peddle drugs and offer high-interest loans. Two 15-year-olds and several migrants were among 135 people arrested.

Triad-linked gambling dens in Hong Kong smashed in citywide police operation
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo weighs in on Hong Kong extradition bill and expresses concern about new legislation which ‘threatens rule of law’

Mike Pompeo makes comments in meeting with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee.

17 May 2019 - 5:59PM

Mike Pompeo makes comments in meeting with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo weighs in on Hong Kong extradition bill and expresses concern about new legislation which ‘threatens rule of law’
Hong Kong policeman shoots three times at driver trying to run him over in Tuen Mun

The 24-year-old was hit in the arm and arrested. Superintendent says officer had ‘no other choice’ but to shoot.

12 May 2019 - 9:58PM

The 24-year-old was hit in the arm and arrested. Superintendent says officer had ‘no other choice’ but to shoot.

Hong Kong policeman shoots three times at driver trying to run him over in Tuen Mun
Sign celebrating 20th anniversary of US bombing of China’s Serbian embassy condemned at Hong Kong University

In another furore over provocative signs on campus, university chief says message ‘akin to promoting hate speech’.

14 May 2019 - 5:20PM

In another furore over provocative signs on campus, university chief says message ‘akin to promoting hate speech’.

Sign celebrating 20th anniversary of US bombing of China’s Serbian embassy condemned at Hong Kong University
HPV vaccine patients, many from mainland China, head to AMH Medical Diagnostic Group clinic in Hong Kong after claims that the doses were smuggled into the city

On Friday the sole manufacturer of Gardasil 9 claimed it did not supply the injections in question. Hundreds of customers turned up to demand a refund.

11 May 2019 - 11:32PM

On Friday the sole manufacturer of Gardasil 9 claimed it did not supply the injections in question. Hundreds of customers turned up to demand a refund.

HPV vaccine patients, many from mainland China, head to AMH Medical Diagnostic Group clinic in Hong Kong after claims that the doses were smuggled into the city
Road closed in Central after KMB bus bursts into flames in the heart of Hong Kong

No one was injured in the inferno, and police were investigating the cause.

11 May 2019 - 11:28PM

No one was injured in the inferno, and police were investigating the cause.

Road closed in Central after KMB bus bursts into flames in the heart of Hong Kong
Two injured in fire on yacht off the coast of Hong Kong Island

The cabin of the craft caught fire at 11.24am on Saturday. Two men, aged 58 and 59, were brought to hospital after inhaling smoke.

11 May 2019 - 6:43PM

The cabin of the craft caught fire at 11.24am on Saturday. Two men, aged 58 and 59, were brought to hospital after inhaling smoke.

Two injured in fire on yacht off the coast of Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong confirms first case of African swine fever – and orders cull of 6,000 pigs at Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse

Pig imported from mainland was first to test positive for disease, which poses no risk to humans but has crippled pork industry.

17 May 2019 - 10:31AM

Pig imported from mainland was first to test positive for disease, which poses no risk to humans but has crippled pork industry.

Hong Kong confirms first case of African swine fever – and orders cull of 6,000 pigs at Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse
Self-service kiosks to ease Hong Kong passport replacements from next week

Immigration bosses unveil booths where applicants can fill in their details, take a photo and pay for new papers in one go.

10 May 2019 - 9:40AM

Immigration bosses unveil booths where applicants can fill in their details, take a photo and pay for new papers in one go.

Self-service kiosks to ease Hong Kong passport replacements from next week
Give Hong Kong workers better protection against employer reprisals for absences after typhoons, trade union tells government

The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions says the government’s guidelines for employers during storms, suggested on Tuesday, lack legal heft.

2 May 2019 - 11:17AM

The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions says the government’s guidelines for employers during storms, suggested on Tuesday, lack legal heft.

Give Hong Kong workers better protection against employer reprisals for absences after typhoons, trade union tells government
Two-hour grace period for Hong Kong employees to return to work after extreme weather aims to avoid transport chaos of Typhoon Mangkhut

The amended storm guidelines, which were revealed on Tuesday, will not be legally binding however.

1 May 2019 - 11:12PM

The amended storm guidelines, which were revealed on Tuesday, will not be legally binding however.

Two-hour grace period for Hong Kong employees to return to work after extreme weather aims to avoid transport chaos of Typhoon Mangkhut
Hong Kong customs seize another HK$80 million worth of cocaine, taking haul to 421kg in month, as local triads team up with Mexican drug syndicate

A senior customs source says a drug syndicate based in Mexico has recently lined up with local triad gangs, hoping to smuggle cocaine to nearby Asian countries via Hong Kong.

1 May 2019 - 6:55AM

A senior customs source says a drug syndicate based in Mexico has recently lined up with local triad gangs, hoping to smuggle cocaine to nearby Asian countries via Hong Kong.

Hong Kong customs seize another HK$80 million worth of cocaine, taking haul to 421kg in month, as local triads team up with Mexican drug syndicate
Hong Kong police step up cybersecurity campaign as hackers steal HK$147 million – a 16-fold rise – from victims in year

Police recorded 47 hacking cases last year compared with 37 incidents and HK$9.1 million lost in 2017. Hacked devices included mobile phones, tablets and computers.

23 Apr 2019 - 7:00AM

Police recorded 47 hacking cases last year compared with 37 incidents and HK$9.1 million lost in 2017. Hacked devices included mobile phones, tablets and computers.

Hong Kong police step up cybersecurity campaign as hackers steal HK$147 million – a 16-fold rise – from victims in year
Hong Kong gene testing companies under probe after ‘exaggerated’ claims of being able to identify children’s abilities

Politician accuses companies of misleading clients and breaching trade ordinance. The tests, ranging from HK$4,000 to HK$81,640, are said to be able to identify traits and talents in children.

23 Apr 2019 - 8:10AM

Politician accuses companies of misleading clients and breaching trade ordinance. The tests, ranging from HK$4,000 to HK$81,640, are said to be able to identify traits and talents in children.

Hong Kong gene testing companies under probe after ‘exaggerated’ claims of being able to identify children’s abilities
Intense rainstorm wreaks havoc in Hong Kong, killing one at sea and another in a lightning strike

Heavy showers and strong winds lash city – a far cry from forecast.

21 Apr 2019 - 11:24AM

Heavy showers and strong winds lash city – a far cry from forecast.

Intense rainstorm wreaks havoc in Hong Kong, killing one at sea and another in a lightning strike
Hong Kong security chief John Lee wants work to proceed at speed on law to tackle upskirting following top court’s ruling on use of ‘one-size-fits-all’ charge

Secretary for Security John Lee also denied there was any ill will behind prosecutions in the past, saying the authorities adopted the charge based on the interpretation of the law at the time.

12 Apr 2019 - 8:39PM

Secretary for Security John Lee also denied there was any ill will behind prosecutions in the past, saying the authorities adopted the charge based on the interpretation of the law at the time.

Hong Kong security chief John Lee wants work to proceed at speed on law to tackle upskirting following top court’s ruling on use of ‘one-size-fits-all’ charge
Hong Kong doctors set for crunch meeting in preparation for second push to lure more foreign doctors to local public hospitals

Medical Association, Public Doctors’ Association and Frontline Doctors’ Union to gather for discussion on how to vote after four proposals were rejected last week.

12 Apr 2019 - 2:06PM

Medical Association, Public Doctors’ Association and Frontline Doctors’ Union to gather for discussion on how to vote after four proposals were rejected last week.

Hong Kong doctors set for crunch meeting in preparation for second push to lure more foreign doctors to local public hospitals
HK$30,000 for a HK$980 Sammi Cheng concert ticket: Hong Kong scalpers face crackdown

At least 30 per cent of tickets will have to be made available to the public from July instead of corporate partners, up on the current 20 per cent.

10 Apr 2019 - 9:47AM

At least 30 per cent of tickets will have to be made available to the public from July instead of corporate partners, up on the current 20 per cent.

HK$30,000 for a HK$980 Sammi Cheng concert ticket: Hong Kong scalpers face crackdown
Hong Kong policeman arrested carrying drugs at border with mainland China suspended

Security source says customs officers found Ice, a smoking flask and a stash of untaxed cigarettes on the 46-year-old, who was off-duty.

10 Apr 2019 - 8:50AM

Security source says customs officers found Ice, a smoking flask and a stash of untaxed cigarettes on the 46-year-old, who was off-duty.

Hong Kong policeman arrested carrying drugs at border with mainland China suspended
Hong Kong police issue remedial guidelines on tackling upskirting to plug legal loophole – but lawyers have doubts about solution

According to a police memo, the Department of Justice has advised that officers can make an arrest if a person taking upskirt photos has or is likely to commit a ‘breach of the peace’.

8 Apr 2019 - 8:39AM

According to a police memo, the Department of Justice has advised that officers can make an arrest if a person taking upskirt photos has or is likely to commit a ‘breach of the peace’.

Hong Kong police issue remedial guidelines on tackling upskirting to plug legal loophole – but lawyers have doubts about solution
Hong Kong’s proposed fugitive law allowing transfer of suspects to mainland China ‘needs cut-off date for past cases’

Lawmakers attempt to reach a compromise on plan to open up city to mainland legal system through extradition on a case-by-case basis.

6 Apr 2019 - 11:21PM

Lawmakers attempt to reach a compromise on plan to open up city to mainland legal system through extradition on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong’s proposed fugitive law allowing transfer of suspects to mainland China ‘needs cut-off date for past cases’
People’s Liberation Army soldiers injured after truck rams into military vehicle in Hong Kong

Incident happened at junction in Tin Shui Wai, with two PLA members and truck driver sustaining minor injuries.

6 Apr 2019 - 11:22PM

Incident happened at junction in Tin Shui Wai, with two PLA members and truck driver sustaining minor injuries.

People’s Liberation Army soldiers injured after truck rams into military vehicle in Hong Kong
Customs seizes HK$16.5 million record haul of rhino horns in Hong Kong

Discovery follows last year’s surge of 72 per cent in illegal wildlife cases, with biggest ever pangolin scales haul recorded in January.

6 Apr 2019 - 11:22PM

Discovery follows last year’s surge of 72 per cent in illegal wildlife cases, with biggest ever pangolin scales haul recorded in January.

Customs seizes HK$16.5 million record haul of rhino horns in Hong Kong
Four new Hong Kong measles cases confirmed, with one nurse affected, and this month’s vaccine deliveries set to fall short

The 20-year-old nurse works in the medical ward of Princess Margaret Hospital, where a radiographer was found to be infected this week. One supplier of vaccines has told the Department of Health there will be a change in the supplies set to arrive in April.

6 Apr 2019 - 1:38AM

The 20-year-old nurse works in the medical ward of Princess Margaret Hospital, where a radiographer was found to be infected this week. One supplier of vaccines has told the Department of Health there will be a change in the supplies set to arrive in April.

Four new Hong Kong measles cases confirmed, with one nurse affected, and this month’s vaccine deliveries set to fall short
Hong Kong’s new voluntary health insurance plan kicks in, but government expects possible benefit adjustments

Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme was designed to relieve burden on city’s public health care system, but critics say it does not do enough to cover costs.

1 Apr 2019 - 10:58PM

Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme was designed to relieve burden on city’s public health care system, but critics say it does not do enough to cover costs.

Hong Kong’s new voluntary health insurance plan kicks in, but government expects possible benefit adjustments
Extradition bill not made to measure for mainland China and won’t be abandoned, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says

Hong Kong government will press ahead with the law despite 12,000 people marching against it on Sunday.

1 Apr 2019 - 6:15PM

Hong Kong government will press ahead with the law despite 12,000 people marching against it on Sunday.

Extradition bill not made to measure for mainland China and won’t be abandoned, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says
Man pulls half-metre knife in late-night brawl over Hong Kong taxi

Despite wielding weapon and umbrella, he ended up in a serious condition. Both he and his opponent were arrested and ended up in hospital.

30 Mar 2019 - 2:42PM

Despite wielding weapon and umbrella, he ended up in a serious condition. Both he and his opponent were arrested and ended up in hospital.

Man pulls half-metre knife in late-night brawl over Hong Kong taxi