Christy Leung

Hong Kong

Christy Leung

Senior reporter, Hong Kong

Christy Leung is a senior reporter and has written about crime and security-related stories for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2015. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Media Communication and German Studies, Christy began her journalism career in 2010 by working for Deutsche Welle TV in Berlin before joining Asia Television as a news anchor and reporter. Her work has been recognised in the WAN-IFRA Asia Media Awards 2016 and the Newspaper Society’s 2020 Hong Kong News Award.

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Hong Kong’s new customs chief to focus on national security threats

Louise Ho, the first woman to rise through ranks to head one of the disciplined service arms, says her department will seize books, magazines and other items that could pose a risk to national security.

Louise Ho, the first woman to rise through ranks to head one of the disciplined service arms, says her department will seize books, magazines and other items that could pose a risk to national security.

Hong Kong’s new customs chief to focus on national security threats
21 Oct 2021 - 11:28PM
Hong Kong police rescue family of 12 when speedboat capsizes off Tai Po

The family members, including a nine-year-old boy, were pulled from the water about 100 metres from Sam Mun Tsai village.

The family members, including a nine-year-old boy, were pulled from the water about 100 metres from Sam Mun Tsai village.

Hong Kong police rescue family of 12 when speedboat capsizes off Tai Po
17 Oct 2021 - 2:50PM
How a chance meeting and chat over beer led to arrest of Hong Kong murder suspect

Lamma Island resident recounts striking up conversations with 31-year-old man wanted over fatal slashing of taxi driver and after realising his identity kept him talking until police she had called arrived to arrest him.

Lamma Island resident recounts striking up conversations with 31-year-old man wanted over fatal slashing of taxi driver and after realising his identity kept him talking until police she had called arrived to arrest him.

How a chance meeting and chat over beer led to arrest of Hong Kong murder suspect
15 Oct 2021 - 1:41PM
Police arrest suspect in killing of Hong Kong taxi driver after citywide manhunt

Officers apprehend suspect, 31, not far from Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier on Lamma Island and find stab-proof vest and foldable knife with 9cm blade inside rubbish bag nearby.

Officers apprehend suspect, 31, not far from Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier on Lamma Island and find stab-proof vest and foldable knife with 9cm blade inside rubbish bag nearby.

Police arrest suspect in killing of Hong Kong taxi driver after citywide manhunt
16 Oct 2021 - 3:48PM
Citywide manhunt under way for ‘extremely dangerous’ suspect wanted in killing of Hong Kong taxi driver

Police release a photo of the suspect, believed to be in his 30s, saying he ‘could have violent tendencies’.

Police release a photo of the suspect, believed to be in his 30s, saying he ‘could have violent tendencies’.

Citywide manhunt under way for ‘extremely dangerous’ suspect wanted in killing of Hong Kong taxi driver
12 Oct 2021 - 10:52PM
Mainland Chinese police arrest 2 suspects in connection with Hong Kong officer’s death during anti-smuggling operation

Guangdong provincial authorities detained duo on other side of the border last week, police reveal; no decision yet made on where the two men will stand trial.

Guangdong provincial authorities detained duo on other side of the border last week, police reveal; no decision yet made on where the two men will stand trial.

Mainland Chinese police arrest 2 suspects in connection with Hong Kong officer’s death during anti-smuggling operation
11 Oct 2021 - 10:40PM
Danish artist warns University of Hong Kong he could bill it for any damage to Pillar of Shame Tiananmen Square sculpture

Jens Galschiøt has waded into the row over the tribute to the victims of the 1989 military crackdown in Beijing the University of Hong Kong wants gone by Wednesday.

Jens Galschiøt has waded into the row over the tribute to the victims of the 1989 military crackdown in Beijing the University of Hong Kong wants gone by Wednesday.

Danish artist warns University of Hong Kong he could bill it for any damage to Pillar of Shame Tiananmen Square sculpture
9 Oct 2021 - 8:58PM
University of Hong Kong demands removal of sculpture honouring victims of Tiananmen Square crackdown

The Pillar of Shame has been housed on the university’s campus since 1997, after it was donated to the now defunct Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China by a Danish artist.

The Pillar of Shame has been housed on the university’s campus since 1997, after it was donated to the now defunct Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China by a Danish artist.

University of Hong Kong demands removal of sculpture honouring victims of Tiananmen Square crackdown
8 Oct 2021 - 11:05PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: Scouts Association clubhouse broke social-distancing rules by hosting banquet for more than 100 people

The event was held at the organisation’s headquarters on Austin Road in Jordan, according to the government.

The event was held at the organisation’s headquarters on Austin Road in Jordan, according to the government.

Coronavirus Hong Kong: Scouts Association clubhouse broke social-distancing rules by hosting banquet for more than 100 people
4 Oct 2021 - 9:37PM
Hong Kong schools lose 81 Primary One classes as wave of emigration saps student population

One principal predicts cuts could be even worse next year if the border with mainland China is not reopened.

One principal predicts cuts could be even worse next year if the border with mainland China is not reopened.

Hong Kong schools lose 81 Primary One classes as wave of emigration saps student population
30 Sep 2021 - 10:42PM
Hong Kong police officer suspended from duty over comments disparaging colleague killed in anti-smuggling operation

The constable is said to have mocked the late Senior Inspector Lam Yuen-yee, saying she ‘deserved’ to die.

The constable is said to have mocked the late Senior Inspector Lam Yuen-yee, saying she ‘deserved’ to die.

Hong Kong police officer suspended from duty over comments disparaging colleague killed in anti-smuggling operation
30 Sep 2021 - 6:29PM
Hong Kong police chief pledges to bring ‘cold-blooded criminals’ to justice after officer’s body found off Lantau Island

Senior Inspector Lam Yuen-yee, 37, had been missing since Saturday morning, when her boat capsized after being rammed by smugglers; local forces to step up cooperation with mainland Chinese counterparts amid surge in maritime smuggling. 

Senior Inspector Lam Yuen-yee, 37, had been missing since Saturday morning, when her boat capsized after being rammed by smugglers; local forces to step up cooperation with mainland Chinese counterparts amid surge in maritime smuggling. 

Hong Kong police chief pledges to bring ‘cold-blooded criminals’ to justice after officer’s body found off Lantau Island
27 Sep 2021 - 10:34PM
Hong Kong’s coming Legislative Council poll at higher risk for violence than Election Committee vote, security chief says

Secretary for Security Chris Tang cites the larger number of voters, and points to recent events such as the July stabbing of a police officer.

Secretary for Security Chris Tang cites the larger number of voters, and points to recent events such as the July stabbing of a police officer.

Hong Kong’s coming Legislative Council poll at higher risk for violence than Election Committee vote, security chief says
25 Sep 2021 - 11:33PM
Hong Kong police officer missing after boat capsizes in anti-smuggling operation, three others injured

Source says Senior Inspector Lam Yuen-yee fell into waters near city’s international airport on Saturday morning. Search and rescue operation includes members of elite ‘Flying Tigers’ unit.

Source says Senior Inspector Lam Yuen-yee fell into waters near city’s international airport on Saturday morning. Search and rescue operation includes members of elite ‘Flying Tigers’ unit.

Hong Kong police officer missing after boat capsizes in anti-smuggling operation, three others injured
26 Sep 2021 - 2:30AM
We are no threat to national security, group behind Tiananmen Square vigil in Hong Kong tells security chief

Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China responds to Chris Tang ahead of its vote on disbanding.

Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China responds to Chris Tang ahead of its vote on disbanding.

We are no threat to national security, group behind Tiananmen Square vigil in Hong Kong tells security chief
24 Sep 2021 - 10:02PM
Hong Kong on right path to success, acting leader says, evoking challenges of 1911 revolution

With ‘patriots’ in office and support of central government, city should be confident in future, Paul Chan says.

With ‘patriots’ in office and support of central government, city should be confident in future, Paul Chan says.

Hong Kong on right path to success, acting leader says, evoking challenges of 1911 revolution
24 Sep 2021 - 12:13AM
National security law: Hongkongers celebrating Taiwan’s Double Tenth public holiday risk secession charge, security chief warns

Intent, reaction provoked among factors to be considered in determining if certain acts endanger national security, Chris Tang says in exclusive interview.

Intent, reaction provoked among factors to be considered in determining if certain acts endanger national security, Chris Tang says in exclusive interview.

National security law: Hongkongers celebrating Taiwan’s Double Tenth public holiday risk secession charge, security chief warns
23 Sep 2021 - 3:39PM
Hong Kong national security law: time is ‘ripe’ for Article 23 with focus on combating ‘state-level spying’, minister says

Security secretary Chris Tang says authorities expect less of a backlash now than in 2003 to bring back shelved bill, given residents have witnessed 2019 social unrest.

Security secretary Chris Tang says authorities expect less of a backlash now than in 2003 to bring back shelved bill, given residents have witnessed 2019 social unrest.

Hong Kong national security law: time is ‘ripe’ for Article 23 with focus on combating ‘state-level spying’, minister says
23 Sep 2021 - 3:46PM
Hong Kong national security police arrest 3 members of activist group Student Politicism

The opposition group’s Wong Yat-chin and Chan Chi-sum were picked up at their homes at about 6.40am, according to the organisation’s Facebook page.

The opposition group’s Wong Yat-chin and Chan Chi-sum were picked up at their homes at about 6.40am, according to the organisation’s Facebook page.

Hong Kong national security police arrest 3 members of activist group Student Politicism
21 Sep 2021 - 8:44AM
Anti-terror police officer arrested for allegedly assaulting man in Hong Kong bar

The 32-year-old constable was off-duty when the incident took place in a Tsim Sha Tsui bar.

The 32-year-old constable was off-duty when the incident took place in a Tsim Sha Tsui bar.

Anti-terror police officer arrested for allegedly assaulting man in Hong Kong bar
19 Sep 2021 - 4:44AM
Hong Kong police arrest suspect over 2 indecent assault cases in Tsuen Wan

Police say they have not ruled out the possibility that the man was also behind other similar assaults in the area.

Police say they have not ruled out the possibility that the man was also behind other similar assaults in the area.

Hong Kong police arrest suspect over 2 indecent assault cases in Tsuen Wan
18 Sep 2021 - 6:19PM
Hong Kong professor apologises for comic strip that offended police

The six-panel cartoon, intended as a satirical take on a recent broadside against a journalists’ union by security chief Chris Tang, suggested a police youth group was spreading ‘fake news’.

The six-panel cartoon, intended as a satirical take on a recent broadside against a journalists’ union by security chief Chris Tang, suggested a police youth group was spreading ‘fake news’.

Hong Kong professor apologises for comic strip that offended police
18 Sep 2021 - 11:08PM
Missing Hong Kong banker’s body found on hillside in country park, police confirm

Former chairman of the Bank of Communications (Hong Kong) Shou Fugang was reported missing on Monday after failing to return from hike the previous day.

Former chairman of the Bank of Communications (Hong Kong) Shou Fugang was reported missing on Monday after failing to return from hike the previous day.

Missing Hong Kong banker’s body found on hillside in country park, police confirm
17 Sep 2021 - 11:12PM
Hong Kong is world’s freest economy yet again, but not for long, group behind rankings warns

Canada-based Fraser Institute’s latest report warns Beijing’s heavy hand will drag the city down in future rankings – an assertion local officials deny.

Canada-based Fraser Institute’s latest report warns Beijing’s heavy hand will drag the city down in future rankings – an assertion local officials deny.

Hong Kong is world’s freest economy yet again, but not for long, group behind rankings warns
15 Sep 2021 - 9:50AM
Can ‘everyone be a journalist?’ Hong Kong security chief hits out at news groups, accusing them of ‘infiltrating’ schools, influencing youth

Chris Tang says Hong Kong Journalists Association went against professional code, blaming fake news for spreading hatred of authorities among young people.

Chris Tang says Hong Kong Journalists Association went against professional code, blaming fake news for spreading hatred of authorities among young people.

Can ‘everyone be a journalist?’ Hong Kong security chief hits out at news groups, accusing them of ‘infiltrating’ schools, influencing youth
15 Sep 2021 - 1:44PM
Groups that endanger national security to lose charities status, tax exemptions, Hong Kong’s financial services chief warns

Amended tax guide for charitable institutions and trusts applies with immediate effect, according to minister Christopher Hui.

Amended tax guide for charitable institutions and trusts applies with immediate effect, according to minister Christopher Hui.

Groups that endanger national security to lose charities status, tax exemptions, Hong Kong’s financial services chief warns
13 Sep 2021 - 11:33PM
‘Unprecedented influence’: Hong Kong prisons chief accuses inmates held for national security, protest offences of stirring rebellion behind bars

‘Unprecedented’ incidents could endanger national security, and show the need to stop some inmates from exerting influence over others, Commissioner of Correctional Services Woo Ying-ming says.

‘Unprecedented’ incidents could endanger national security, and show the need to stop some inmates from exerting influence over others, Commissioner of Correctional Services Woo Ying-ming says.

‘Unprecedented influence’: Hong Kong prisons chief accuses inmates held for national security, protest offences of stirring rebellion behind bars
11 Sep 2021 - 11:46PM
Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital apologises after nurse ‘pricks’ Covid-19 jab recipient with used needle

Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital spokesman confirms ‘accident’ involving duty nurse at its community vaccination centre occurred on August 22.

Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital spokesman confirms ‘accident’ involving duty nurse at its community vaccination centre occurred on August 22.

Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital apologises after nurse ‘pricks’ Covid-19 jab recipient with used needle
11 Sep 2021 - 4:15AM
Hong Kong national security law: 5 leaders of Tiananmen vigil group remanded in custody after failing to comply with police information request

Magistrate says defendants failed to convince him they will not commit national security offences if granted temporary release.

Magistrate says defendants failed to convince him they will not commit national security offences if granted temporary release.

Hong Kong national security law: 5 leaders of Tiananmen vigil group remanded in custody after failing to comply with police information request
10 Sep 2021 - 10:59PM
Hong Kong security chief vows ‘swift and efficient’ action against organiser of June 4 vigil over legal row as stand-off escalates

Security minister Chris Tang warns authorities will follow up on group’s refusal to hand over records, a demand the organisation is seeking to challenge in court.

Security minister Chris Tang warns authorities will follow up on group’s refusal to hand over records, a demand the organisation is seeking to challenge in court.

Hong Kong security chief vows ‘swift and efficient’ action against organiser of June 4 vigil over legal row as stand-off escalates
7 Sep 2021 - 11:25PM