Christy Leung

Hong Kong

Christy Leung

Senior reporter, Hong Kong

Christy Leung is a senior reporter and writes about crime and security-related stories for the Post's Hong Kong desk. She began her career in 2010 and worked for Deutsche Welle in Berlin and for ATV before joining the Post in 2015.

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Seven men arrested over robbery of HK$1 million in gold from jewellery store in Hong Kong

Gang who carried out the crime used hammers to smash display cases at Tin Shui Wa store. They grabbed the valuables in about 45 seconds and fled in stolen car that was later found burnt and abandoned.

11 Jul 2020 - 10:26PM

Gang who carried out the crime used hammers to smash display cases at Tin Shui Wa store. They grabbed the valuables in about 45 seconds and fled in stolen car that was later found burnt and abandoned.

Seven men arrested over robbery of HK$1 million in gold from jewellery store in Hong Kong
Hong Kong police raid office of poll organisers involved in Saturday’s opposition primary, over suspected data leak from 2013 project

Force says it received reports of a suspected data leak concerning residents and officers, tied to a 2013 project conducted by founder of Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute.

12 Jul 2020 - 8:25AM

Force says it received reports of a suspected data leak concerning residents and officers, tied to a 2013 project conducted by founder of Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute.

Hong Kong police raid office of poll organisers involved in Saturday’s opposition primary, over suspected data leak from 2013 project
Hong Kong Book Fair exhibitors, health expert call for annual event to be postponed or suspended, citing Covid-19 infection concerns

The organiser of the seven-day book fair, which starts 15 July, said it would press ahead with the annual event and stay in touch with the authorities.

10 Jul 2020 - 8:55PM

The organiser of the seven-day book fair, which starts 15 July, said it would press ahead with the annual event and stay in touch with the authorities.

Hong Kong Book Fair exhibitors, health expert call for annual event to be postponed or suspended, citing Covid-19 infection concerns
National security law: head of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s office appointed secretary general of local committee overseeing legislation

Eric Chan, director of the Chief Executive’s Office, appointed secretary general to the new Committee for Safeguarding National Security.

2 Jul 2020 - 11:55PM

Eric Chan, director of the Chief Executive’s Office, appointed secretary general to the new Committee for Safeguarding National Security.

National security law: head of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s office appointed secretary general of local committee overseeing legislation
National security law: police given extensive new powers to hunt down suspects

New unit that is already operational will be responsible for six duties, including collecting intelligence and investigation.

2 Jul 2020 - 12:07AM

New unit that is already operational will be responsible for six duties, including collecting intelligence and investigation.

National security law: police given extensive new powers to hunt down suspects
Hong Kong security law: flags, banners and slogans advocating independence, liberation or revolution now illegal

Anyone advocating independence, liberation or revolution in public can be immediately arrested, and just carrying an item could be enough to break the law, police have been told.

12 Jul 2020 - 8:50AM

Anyone advocating independence, liberation or revolution in public can be immediately arrested, and just carrying an item could be enough to break the law, police have been told.

Hong Kong security law: flags, banners and slogans advocating independence, liberation or revolution now illegal
National security law: Beijing slaps visa restrictions on US officials who ‘meddle’ in Hong Kong affairs as local authorities gear up for sweeping new roles

Move comes after Washington announced its own sanctions against party members who undermine the city’s degree of autonomy, rights and freedom.

30 Jun 2020 - 4:21AM

Move comes after Washington announced its own sanctions against party members who undermine the city’s degree of autonomy, rights and freedom.

National security law: Beijing slaps visa restrictions on US officials who ‘meddle’ in Hong Kong affairs as local authorities gear up for sweeping new roles
National security law: Hong Kong could have third deputy police chief to head new unit akin to Special Branch operations

The new unit could have as many as 200 people at its launch, sources say. One possible candidate is Edwina Lau, director of management services, according to insiders

29 Jun 2020 - 7:33PM

The new unit could have as many as 200 people at its launch, sources say. One possible candidate is Edwina Lau, director of management services, according to insiders

National security law: Hong Kong could have third deputy police chief to head new unit akin to Special Branch operations
Four arrested after masks procured by Hong Kong government are suspected to have false trade descriptions

They are suspected to have sold boxes of surgical masks to the Government Logistics Department which had false trade descriptions.

28 Jun 2020 - 7:30AM

They are suspected to have sold boxes of surgical masks to the Government Logistics Department which had false trade descriptions.

Four arrested after masks procured by Hong Kong government are suspected to have false trade descriptions
Hong Kong public broadcaster loses right to produce July 1 flag-raising ceremony

TVB, which is responsible for programmes promoting the Basic Law, will take over the job. But RTHK will still be responsible for broadcasting the event to local televisions and the Information Services Department.

27 Jun 2020 - 11:48PM

TVB, which is responsible for programmes promoting the Basic Law, will take over the job. But RTHK will still be responsible for broadcasting the event to local televisions and the Information Services Department.

Hong Kong public broadcaster loses right to produce July 1 flag-raising ceremony
Hong Kong construction worker falls to his death when iron beam breaks

Scaffolding was not secure at time of accident, fire department says. Man was wearing safety harness and authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

27 Jun 2020 - 9:09PM

Scaffolding was not secure at time of accident, fire department says. Man was wearing safety harness and authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

Hong Kong construction worker falls to his death when iron beam breaks
Coronavirus: women prisoners in Hong Kong work graveyard shift to make masks. Here’s why they do it

Retired and off-duty prison officers join inmates to raise output to 4 million masks a month

27 Jun 2020 - 10:37PM

Retired and off-duty prison officers join inmates to raise output to 4 million masks a month

Coronavirus: women prisoners in Hong Kong work graveyard shift to make masks. Here’s why they do it
Embattled Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK falls afoul of foul-language rules after airing rap song ‘Jackie Chan’

Radio 3 DJ Simon Willson apologised on air for playing the song, which features verses by Canadian rapper Preme and American Post Malone.

23 Jun 2020 - 8:16PM

Radio 3 DJ Simon Willson apologised on air for playing the song, which features verses by Canadian rapper Preme and American Post Malone.

Embattled Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK falls afoul of foul-language rules after airing rap song ‘Jackie Chan’
Hong Kong inmates to get tablets in prison trial opening up new world of e-books, movies and skills

For those jailed before smartphones arrived, tablets offer glimpse of hi-tech life outside.

14 Jun 2020 - 10:07AM

For those jailed before smartphones arrived, tablets offer glimpse of hi-tech life outside.

Hong Kong inmates to get tablets in prison trial opening up new world of e-books, movies and skills
Hong Kong soccer fans booing national anthem, restaurants using song as background music will run afoul of new law, police guidelines say

In gathering evidence, officers expected to scour through public statements or social media to find out whether suspects had the intent to insult anthem

13 Jun 2020 - 12:09AM

In gathering evidence, officers expected to scour through public statements or social media to find out whether suspects had the intent to insult anthem

Hong Kong soccer fans booing national anthem, restaurants using song as background music will run afoul of new law, police guidelines say
Frustrating, painful, saddening: police commander describes seven months of dealing with Hong Kong protests

In a wide-ranging interview with the Post, Rupert Dover explains his thoughts and feelings during many of the most pivotal moments of the demonstrations. 

11 Jun 2020 - 3:08PM

In a wide-ranging interview with the Post, Rupert Dover explains his thoughts and feelings during many of the most pivotal moments of the demonstrations. 

Frustrating, painful, saddening: police commander describes seven months of dealing with Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong protests: police officer who suffered severe burns at Tuen Mun rally says: ‘I have no desire to know who hurt me’

Constable was sent to protect district’s town hall on National Day when he was hit with corrosive liquid that dissolved skin and muscle. He spent nearly two months in hospital and will feel physical pain for the rest of his life, but says he harbours no anger towards his attacker.

12 Jun 2020 - 5:01PM

Constable was sent to protect district’s town hall on National Day when he was hit with corrosive liquid that dissolved skin and muscle. He spent nearly two months in hospital and will feel physical pain for the rest of his life, but says he harbours no anger towards his attacker.

Hong Kong protests: police officer who suffered severe burns at Tuen Mun rally says: ‘I have no desire to know who hurt me’
Police commander gives inside account of what led to firing tear gas during Legco protests in Hong Kong on June 12

Rupert Dover, who was making tactical calls for officers around Lung Wui Road that day, stands by his decision to use canisters of the irritant. Police needed to get to a government minister trapped in car beneath an underpass and the option was the safest given the circumstances, he says.

11 Jun 2020 - 2:41PM

Rupert Dover, who was making tactical calls for officers around Lung Wui Road that day, stands by his decision to use canisters of the irritant. Police needed to get to a government minister trapped in car beneath an underpass and the option was the safest given the circumstances, he says.

Police commander gives inside account of what led to firing tear gas during Legco protests in Hong Kong on June 12
Hong Kong police unit dedicated to enforcing new national security law already in the works, minister reveals to Post

New group will have intelligence gathering, investigation and training capabilities, city security chief John Lee says in exclusive interview.

10 Jun 2020 - 8:38AM

New group will have intelligence gathering, investigation and training capabilities, city security chief John Lee says in exclusive interview.

Hong Kong police unit dedicated to enforcing new national security law already in the works, minister reveals to Post
Hong Kong protests: United States, Taiwan interference played role in anti-government movement, says city’s security chief

John Lee accuses foreign forces of fanning the flames of protest and suggests anti-government movement is running out of funding sources.

10 Jun 2020 - 4:26PM

John Lee accuses foreign forces of fanning the flames of protest and suggests anti-government movement is running out of funding sources.

Hong Kong protests: United States, Taiwan interference played role in anti-government movement, says city’s security chief
Hong Kong protests: can new police chief’s strategy to act fast, get tough and cripple the movement?

The new police chief’s strategy has impacted the unrest amid growing international interest and during US police strife.

10 Jun 2020 - 2:28PM

The new police chief’s strategy has impacted the unrest amid growing international interest and during US police strife.

Hong Kong protests: can new police chief’s strategy to act fast, get tough and cripple the movement?
Hong Kong’s Festival Walk mall hit by indoor downpour as water streams from fire sprinklers on upper floors

The incident resembled one more than six years ago when rainwater flooded into the Kowloon Tong mall.

31 May 2020 - 3:47PM

The incident resembled one more than six years ago when rainwater flooded into the Kowloon Tong mall.

Hong Kong’s Festival Walk mall hit by indoor downpour as water streams from fire sprinklers on upper floors
Two men arrested for murder in Hong Kong after woman hit on head during street robbery dies six days later

The men, aged 56 and 57, were caught early on Saturday and later taken to several sites as police carried out a reconstruction of the alleged crime.

30 May 2020 - 9:36PM

The men, aged 56 and 57, were caught early on Saturday and later taken to several sites as police carried out a reconstruction of the alleged crime.

Two men arrested for murder in Hong Kong after woman hit on head during street robbery dies six days later
China’s public security ministry vows to ‘fully guide’ Hong Kong’s embattled police force in safeguarding stability and restoring order

Ministry of Public Security makes the undertaking through its online news portal, but provides no details.

30 May 2020 - 11:33AM

Ministry of Public Security makes the undertaking through its online news portal, but provides no details.

China’s public security ministry vows to ‘fully guide’ Hong Kong’s embattled police force in safeguarding stability and restoring order
Hong Kong protests: about 130 firefighters and paramedics to join police as special constables to handle demonstrations

Emergency service personnel to help police deal with anti-government unrest by dismantling barricades and other support tasks.

29 May 2020 - 10:58PM

Emergency service personnel to help police deal with anti-government unrest by dismantling barricades and other support tasks.

Hong Kong protests: about 130 firefighters and paramedics to join police as special constables to handle demonstrations
Hong Kong police’s new integrity arm to check officers’ finances, may ask for drug test

Units will be checked on how they operate and administer themselves, deputy chief Oscar Kwok tells the Post. Any loopholes officers might be tempted to exploit will be closed, he says.

28 May 2020 - 4:46PM

Units will be checked on how they operate and administer themselves, deputy chief Oscar Kwok tells the Post. Any loopholes officers might be tempted to exploit will be closed, he says.

Hong Kong police’s new integrity arm to check officers’ finances, may ask for drug test
Hongkongers should not worry about possible law enforcement by mainland authorities, city’s deputy police chief says

Deputy Commissioner of Police Oscar Kwok says the national security law proposed by Beijing will help plug Hong Kong’s ‘biggest’ security loophole.

28 May 2020 - 1:44AM

Deputy Commissioner of Police Oscar Kwok says the national security law proposed by Beijing will help plug Hong Kong’s ‘biggest’ security loophole.

Hongkongers should not worry about possible law enforcement by mainland authorities, city’s deputy police chief says
Hong Kong police chief furious over ‘dishonour brought to the force’ by recent string of arrests among ranks

Force’s integrity in spotlight as arrests bring total number of officers detained in past three weeks for various offences to 18.

9 May 2020 - 1:18PM

Force’s integrity in spotlight as arrests bring total number of officers detained in past three weeks for various offences to 18.

Hong Kong police chief furious over ‘dishonour brought to the force’ by recent string of arrests among ranks
Hong Kong police chief accuses Apple Daily of running targeted campaign against him, reveals the newspaper is being investigated for alleged fraud

Police commissioner Chris Tang says Apple Daily escalated attack on the force after its founder, Jimmy Lai, was arrested for taking part in illegal protests.

6 May 2020 - 11:24AM

Police commissioner Chris Tang says Apple Daily escalated attack on the force after its founder, Jimmy Lai, was arrested for taking part in illegal protests.

Hong Kong police chief accuses Apple Daily of running targeted campaign against him, reveals the newspaper is being investigated for alleged fraud
Hong Kong police ready to use force to prevent any Labour Day protest chaos amid coronavirus social-distancing orders

About 3,000 riot officers equipped with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons will be deployed to ensure order. Preparations come as city’s leader warns about ‘continuous political devastation’ caused by opposition lawmakers.

1 May 2020 - 12:52PM

About 3,000 riot officers equipped with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons will be deployed to ensure order. Preparations come as city’s leader warns about ‘continuous political devastation’ caused by opposition lawmakers.

Hong Kong police ready to use force to prevent any Labour Day protest chaos amid coronavirus social-distancing orders