Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.
Elizabeth Cheung
Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.

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Youngsters gather at Hong Kong’s Kwai Fong MTR station with water buckets and towels to clean up marks of tear gas fired during anti-government protests on Sunday

At least seven youngsters reached Kwai Fong MTR station with buckets of water and towels on Friday morning to remove marks of tear gas.

16 Aug 2019 - 11:09PM

At least seven youngsters reached Kwai Fong MTR station with buckets of water and towels on Friday morning to remove marks of tear gas.

Youngsters gather at Hong Kong’s Kwai Fong MTR station with water buckets and towels to clean up marks of tear gas fired during anti-government protests on Sunday
Why Hong Kong universities are cancelling inauguration ceremonies and orientation camps this year

HKU student union acting president calls on university to reverse decision to cancel event, saying it should be held during such a time of social unrest.

15 Aug 2019 - 11:01PM

HKU student union acting president calls on university to reverse decision to cancel event, saying it should be held during such a time of social unrest.

Why Hong Kong universities are cancelling inauguration ceremonies and orientation camps this year
Global Times journalist beaten by Hong Kong protesters given hero’s welcome after being discharged from hospital

Global Times reporter Fu Guohao was assaulted at Hong Kong International Airport by protesters, who also attacked a man they believed was undercover agent from mainland.

14 Aug 2019 - 7:18PM

Global Times reporter Fu Guohao was assaulted at Hong Kong International Airport by protesters, who also attacked a man they believed was undercover agent from mainland.

Global Times journalist beaten by Hong Kong protesters given hero’s welcome after being discharged from hospital
More than 1,000 health care staff stage sit-in to condemn ‘excessive use of force’ by Hong Kong police on anti-government protesters

Health care staff from 13 public hospitals stage sit-ins during lunch hour wearing black masks and holding placards to protest against alleged police brutality.

13 Aug 2019 - 11:06PM

Health care staff from 13 public hospitals stage sit-ins during lunch hour wearing black masks and holding placards to protest against alleged police brutality.

More than 1,000 health care staff stage sit-in to condemn ‘excessive use of force’ by Hong Kong police on anti-government protesters
Hong Kong police deny planting evidence and say protesters dropped sticks during course of arrest

Video footage of the incident circulated on social media sparking an outcry among protesters, while escalation in violence on Sunday has led to one former member of the police watchdog to suggest officers should be investigated.

13 Aug 2019 - 11:06PM

Video footage of the incident circulated on social media sparking an outcry among protesters, while escalation in violence on Sunday has led to one former member of the police watchdog to suggest officers should be investigated.

Hong Kong police deny planting evidence and say protesters dropped sticks during course of arrest
Elite police ‘raptor’ squad went undercover to target radical Hong Kong protesters, insiders say

Police sources say force launched the undercover operation on Sunday to target radicals called martyrs or the pink team.

12 Aug 2019 - 9:52PM

Police sources say force launched the undercover operation on Sunday to target radicals called martyrs or the pink team.

Elite police ‘raptor’ squad went undercover to target radical Hong Kong protesters, insiders say
Protesters call for mass Hong Kong airport demonstration after woman shot in eye during extradition bill unrest in Tsim Sha Tsui

Doctors fear the injured woman could lose her right eye after she was said to be hit with beanbag round fired by police during Sunday’s clashes.

12 Aug 2019 - 6:40PM

Doctors fear the injured woman could lose her right eye after she was said to be hit with beanbag round fired by police during Sunday’s clashes.

Protesters call for mass Hong Kong airport demonstration after woman shot in eye during extradition bill unrest in Tsim Sha Tsui
‘Guerilla first aid’: who are the Hong Kong volunteers braving protest chaos to treat the injured?

Groups and individuals providing scattered help differ from Occupy movement of 2014, when fixed stations and registrations were available.

10 Aug 2019 - 10:25AM

Groups and individuals providing scattered help differ from Occupy movement of 2014, when fixed stations and registrations were available.

‘Guerilla first aid’: who are the Hong Kong volunteers braving protest chaos to treat the injured?
President of Education University of Hong Kong calls for dialogue and communication to end political crisis, citing French government’s approach to ‘yellow vests’

Stephen Cheung said he had written to Chief Executive Carrie Lam, urging her to address protesters’ demands. But students were disappointed by Cheung’s decision not to join march planned for Tai Po on Saturday.

9 Aug 2019 - 11:04PM

Stephen Cheung said he had written to Chief Executive Carrie Lam, urging her to address protesters’ demands. But students were disappointed by Cheung’s decision not to join march planned for Tai Po on Saturday.

President of Education University of Hong Kong calls for dialogue and communication to end political crisis, citing French government’s approach to ‘yellow vests’
Hong Kong protesters call off Harbour City disruption after shopping centre’s owners ban police unless crime is being committed

Wharf Reic owns shopping centres in Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and Diamond Hill, and has asked police not to enter unless a crime is being committed after protesters threaten ‘Summer Happy Hour’ disruption.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:44PM

Wharf Reic owns shopping centres in Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and Diamond Hill, and has asked police not to enter unless a crime is being committed after protesters threaten ‘Summer Happy Hour’ disruption.

Hong Kong protesters call off Harbour City disruption after shopping centre’s owners ban police unless crime is being committed
Top Chinese envoy in Hong Kong demands that US consul ‘make a clean break from anti-China forces’ after Joshua Wong meeting

This comes as American travel advisory warning puts Hong Kong on the same warning level as mainland China, Britain and Sri Lanka.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:55PM

This comes as American travel advisory warning puts Hong Kong on the same warning level as mainland China, Britain and Sri Lanka.

Top Chinese envoy in Hong Kong demands that US consul ‘make a clean break from anti-China forces’ after Joshua Wong meeting
Hong Kong traffic returning to normal after strike chaos leads to transport disruption, police station sieges and tear gas dispersals

Major highways clear, MTR and bus services running normally. But handful of roads closed to traffic and authorities warn of damaged traffic lights.

6 Aug 2019 - 11:06AM

Major highways clear, MTR and bus services running normally. But handful of roads closed to traffic and authorities warn of damaged traffic lights.

Hong Kong traffic returning to normal after strike chaos leads to transport disruption, police station sieges and tear gas dispersals
Hundreds attack Hong Kong police station after Tseung Kwan O march turns ugly, with police warning they will disperse protesters

Event follows night of chaos in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wong Tai Sin.

4 Aug 2019 - 11:50PM

Event follows night of chaos in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wong Tai Sin.

Hundreds attack Hong Kong police station after Tseung Kwan O march turns ugly, with police warning they will disperse protesters
Supporters find ways to feed mostly young Hong Kong extradition bill protesters amid concern some are ‘fighting on empty stomach’ after buying protective gear

Viral appeals online spark wave of generosity in the form of donated items, as well as food and shopping vouchers for frontline demonstrators.

1 Aug 2019 - 9:49AM

Viral appeals online spark wave of generosity in the form of donated items, as well as food and shopping vouchers for frontline demonstrators.

Supporters find ways to feed mostly young Hong Kong extradition bill protesters amid concern some are ‘fighting on empty stomach’ after buying protective gear
Tropical Storm Wipha: some 718 flights cancelled or delayed after year’s first No 8 typhoon signal issued

Ferry companies suspend services while MTR increases frequency of trains to meet demand and deploys extra staff at stations after first T8 of the year, and 718 flights are cancelled or delayed.

1 Aug 2019 - 9:26AM

Ferry companies suspend services while MTR increases frequency of trains to meet demand and deploys extra staff at stations after first T8 of the year, and 718 flights are cancelled or delayed.

Tropical Storm Wipha: some 718 flights cancelled or delayed after year’s first No 8 typhoon signal issued
Hong Kong Cancer Strategy launched by health officials, the first comprehensive plan to tackle city’s No 1 killer

Master plan unveiled by government aims to improve screening coverage, provide timely treatment and bolster research.

29 Jul 2019 - 9:54AM

Master plan unveiled by government aims to improve screening coverage, provide timely treatment and bolster research.

Hong Kong Cancer Strategy launched by health officials, the first comprehensive plan to tackle city’s No 1 killer
One in seven of Hong Kong’s elite civil servants call on Carrie Lam to hold independent inquiry into extradition bill unrest but police unions remain firmly opposed

Over 100 serving administrative officers sign petition, saying city is at ‘crossroads of right and wrong’ and inquiry is needed for society to move on.

27 Jul 2019 - 5:47PM

Over 100 serving administrative officers sign petition, saying city is at ‘crossroads of right and wrong’ and inquiry is needed for society to move on.

One in seven of Hong Kong’s elite civil servants call on Carrie Lam to hold independent inquiry into extradition bill unrest but police unions remain firmly opposed
Sinkhole, leaks and flooding plague construction of Hong Kong’s troubled West Kowloon Cultural District

Building problems add more uncertainty to multibillion-dollar project long plagued by cost overruns and controversy.

26 Jul 2019 - 10:46AM

Building problems add more uncertainty to multibillion-dollar project long plagued by cost overruns and controversy.

Sinkhole, leaks and flooding plague construction of Hong Kong’s troubled West Kowloon Cultural District
Lab tests confirm HPV vaccines seized from two private medical centres in Hong Kong are fake

Samples were uncovered in joint operation between health and customs authorities earlier this month, with five arrested.

25 Jul 2019 - 9:01AM

Samples were uncovered in joint operation between health and customs authorities earlier this month, with five arrested.

Lab tests confirm HPV vaccines seized from two private medical centres in Hong Kong are fake
Stabbed actor Simon Yam Tat-wah discharged from Hong Kong Adventist Hospital after shock attack in Zhongshan

Movie star hopes to resume filming soon after his discharge from Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, where he was treated following stabbing at promotional event in mainland China.

24 Jul 2019 - 10:45PM

Movie star hopes to resume filming soon after his discharge from Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, where he was treated following stabbing at promotional event in mainland China.

Stabbed actor Simon Yam Tat-wah discharged from Hong Kong Adventist Hospital after shock attack in Zhongshan
Cook caught up in shocking violence near Hong Kong MTR station recalls horrific ordeal as 20 people attacked him with sticks and canes as he made his way home from work

Calvin So was left severely injured with skin on his back torn, his hands and shoulders wounded and swollen.

24 Jul 2019 - 12:02AM

Calvin So was left severely injured with skin on his back torn, his hands and shoulders wounded and swollen.

Cook caught up in shocking violence near Hong Kong MTR station recalls horrific ordeal as 20 people attacked him with sticks and canes as he made his way home from work
Hong Kong girl, 9, is first child in city to undergo liver surgery procedure which limits incisions for speedier recovery and less scarring

Laparoscopy involves cuts in skin that are 10 times smaller than traditional method and seldom used in liver operations on child patients.

23 Jul 2019 - 7:00AM

Laparoscopy involves cuts in skin that are 10 times smaller than traditional method and seldom used in liver operations on child patients.

Hong Kong girl, 9, is first child in city to undergo liver surgery procedure which limits incisions for speedier recovery and less scarring
Hong Kong press associations ‘strongly condemn’ attacks on journalists at Yuen Long MTR station

Journalist association denounce violence as ‘serious threat to freedom of press and speech’ – and call on police to deliver justice.

24 Jul 2019 - 3:08PM

Journalist association denounce violence as ‘serious threat to freedom of press and speech’ – and call on police to deliver justice.

Hong Kong press associations ‘strongly condemn’ attacks on journalists at Yuen Long MTR station
Hong Kong gradually returns to normal after another night of violent extradition bill protests

Roads reopen in Central and Sheung Wan and public transport resumes, and clean up continues as people arrive to start work in city’s business district.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:45PM

Roads reopen in Central and Sheung Wan and public transport resumes, and clean up continues as people arrive to start work in city’s business district.

Hong Kong gradually returns to normal after another night of violent extradition bill protests
Trust and transparency key to success in governance, says outgoing boss of Hong Kong Hospital Authority

The Hospital Authority’s Leung Pak-yin is stepping down after nine years as CEO and 34 years in the public health sector, and while he admits problems remain he believes progress has been made over staff shortages and low morale in city’s public hospitals.

22 Jul 2019 - 7:00AM

The Hospital Authority’s Leung Pak-yin is stepping down after nine years as CEO and 34 years in the public health sector, and while he admits problems remain he believes progress has been made over staff shortages and low morale in city’s public hospitals.

Trust and transparency key to success in governance, says outgoing boss of Hong Kong Hospital Authority
Masked group defaces Hong Kong Lennon Wall decrying extradition bill, puts up pro-government posters

During Friday’s early hours, hundreds of people turned up to tear down slogans and images against the extradition bill, and put up posters for a pro-government march.

24 Jul 2019 - 6:19PM

During Friday’s early hours, hundreds of people turned up to tear down slogans and images against the extradition bill, and put up posters for a pro-government march.

Masked group defaces Hong Kong Lennon Wall decrying extradition bill, puts up pro-government posters
Hong Kong health authorities to test scheme to provide free nasal spray flu vaccines for schoolchildren

It is believed the use of a nasal spray will help push up the vaccination rate among children as it is easier to administer than conventional flu jabs.

17 Jul 2019 - 10:29PM

It is believed the use of a nasal spray will help push up the vaccination rate among children as it is easier to administer than conventional flu jabs.

Hong Kong health authorities to test scheme to provide free nasal spray flu vaccines for schoolchildren
Two in five handwash products may cause allergies or skin problems, tests by Hong Kong consumer watchdog find

Consumer Council tests 35 handwash products and finds 13 contain preservatives that can induce an allergy.

15 Jul 2019 - 10:43PM

Consumer Council tests 35 handwash products and finds 13 contain preservatives that can induce an allergy.

Two in five handwash products may cause allergies or skin problems, tests by Hong Kong consumer watchdog find
‘Record high’ pork prices to continue, health secretary says, as African Swine Fever strangles supply to Hong Kong

Pig auction prices hit more than HK$4,000 and health secretary warns of more ‘shrinkage in supply and soaring prices’ in short term.

13 Jul 2019 - 11:21PM

Pig auction prices hit more than HK$4,000 and health secretary warns of more ‘shrinkage in supply and soaring prices’ in short term.

‘Record high’ pork prices to continue, health secretary says, as African Swine Fever strangles supply to Hong Kong
Yoshinoya Hong Kong steams at local advertising agency as disputes over extradition bill roil local workplaces

Union members protest against alleged sacking by Hong Kong affiliate of Japanese restaurant chain.

13 Jul 2019 - 10:22AM

Union members protest against alleged sacking by Hong Kong affiliate of Japanese restaurant chain.

Yoshinoya Hong Kong steams at local advertising agency as disputes over extradition bill roil local workplaces