Elizabeth Cheung

Hong Kong

Elizabeth Cheung

Reporter, Hong Kong

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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Even Hong Kong’s happiest places have their problems

Baptist University survey suggests North district ranks highest on the city’s happiness scale, but social workers and youth groups disagree.

10 Dec 2019 - 8:59AM

Baptist University survey suggests North district ranks highest on the city’s happiness scale, but social workers and youth groups disagree.

Even Hong Kong’s happiest places  have their problems
Young adults in Hong Kong public housing less happy than their counterparts in private flats, new survey finds

New study by Baptist University draws link between living conditions and state of mind among city’s young adults.

10 Dec 2019 - 8:47AM

New study by Baptist University draws link between living conditions and state of mind among city’s young adults.

Young adults in Hong Kong public housing less happy than their counterparts in private flats, new survey finds
Hong Kong Hospital Authority chairman urges greater powers for investigation into anti-government protests

Henry Fan says making it a statutory committee would help the panel call witnesses and boost credibility. New chairman also reveals increase in number of overseas-trained doctors refusing jobs at city’s public hospitals, adding that he blames the recent crisis.

6 Dec 2019 - 8:07AM

Henry Fan says making it a statutory committee would help the panel call witnesses and boost credibility. New chairman also reveals increase in number of overseas-trained doctors refusing jobs at city’s public hospitals, adding that he blames the recent crisis.

Hong Kong Hospital Authority chairman urges greater powers for investigation into anti-government protests
Polytechnic University facing immeasurable loss to research projects after radicals trashed campus in battle with police, chairman says

Lam Tai-fai says mice starved during 13-day stand-off between radicals and police as he mourns potential loss of data gained from animal testing.

2 Dec 2019 - 11:27PM

Lam Tai-fai says mice starved during 13-day stand-off between radicals and police as he mourns potential loss of data gained from animal testing.

Polytechnic University facing immeasurable loss to research projects after radicals trashed campus in battle with police, chairman says
Tear gas is painful, irritating and can lead to a breakout of rashes. How worried should Hongkongers be?

Prolonged use of tear gas in Hong Kong protests raises questions about risks.

30 Nov 2019 - 11:48AM

Prolonged use of tear gas in Hong Kong protests raises questions about risks.

Tear gas is painful, irritating and can lead to a breakout of rashes. How worried should Hongkongers be?
Emergency services and ward demand caused by protest crisis contributed to strain on Hong Kong’s public hospitals, outgoing authority chief says

John Leong reflects on challenges of overburdened sector, warning about double whammy from winter flu surge.

28 Nov 2019 - 6:21AM

John Leong reflects on challenges of overburdened sector, warning about double whammy from winter flu surge.

Emergency services and ward demand caused by protest crisis contributed to strain on Hong Kong’s public hospitals, outgoing authority chief says
Hong Kong protests: acting president of student union among those who leave as Polytechnic University siege peters out

Radical protesters have controlled the Kowloon campus for almost two weeks, leading to a police siege. Matthew Cheung says site is strewn with explosives and increasingly filthy.

24 Nov 2019 - 12:19AM

Radical protesters have controlled the Kowloon campus for almost two weeks, leading to a police siege. Matthew Cheung says site is strewn with explosives and increasingly filthy.

Hong Kong protests: acting president of student union among those who leave as Polytechnic University siege peters out
Fires on the streets, not tear gas, to blame for dioxins in Hong Kong air, environment minister says

Wong Kam-sing rejects public speculations over tear gas releasing dioxins in the air threatening public health.

20 Nov 2019 - 11:23PM

Wong Kam-sing rejects public speculations over tear gas releasing dioxins in the air threatening public health.

Fires on the streets, not tear gas, to blame for dioxins in Hong Kong air, environment minister says
Hong Kong public hospitals to introduce expanded test for respiratory infections for children covering more virus and bacteria strains during winter flu season

New test will help doctors carry out better diagnosis and provide patients better treatment in public hospitals.

19 Nov 2019 - 11:29PM

New test will help doctors carry out better diagnosis and provide patients better treatment in public hospitals.

Hong Kong public hospitals to introduce expanded test for respiratory infections for children covering more virus and bacteria strains during winter flu season
Hong Kong protests: Queen Elizabeth Hospital guards against tear gas amid nearby clashes between radicals and riot police

Windows at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei were sealed with tape, air purifiers brought in and medical appointments cancelled after multiple rounds of tear gas were fired in the neighbourhood.

19 Nov 2019 - 7:46AM

Windows at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei were sealed with tape, air purifiers brought in and medical appointments cancelled after multiple rounds of tear gas were fired in the neighbourhood.

Hong Kong protests: Queen Elizabeth Hospital guards against tear gas amid nearby clashes between radicals and riot police
Hong Kong protests: elderly man hit on head by brick during clash in Sheung Shui dies while two others hurt in separate incidents remain in critical condition

One man was set on fire by protesters in Ma On Shan, and a teenage boy was reportedly hit by police tear gas canisters in Tin Shui Wai.

15 Nov 2019 - 5:49PM

One man was set on fire by protesters in Ma On Shan, and a teenage boy was reportedly hit by police tear gas canisters in Tin Shui Wai.

Hong Kong protests: elderly man hit on head by brick during clash in Sheung Shui dies while two others hurt in separate incidents remain in critical condition
Hong Kong protests: man beaten by baton-wielding gang in Sheung Shui

Officer from police’s public relations branch says model of extendable baton ‘entirely different’ from one used by force when asked whether plain-clothes officers had carried out attack

15 Nov 2019 - 12:14AM

Officer from police’s public relations branch says model of extendable baton ‘entirely different’ from one used by force when asked whether plain-clothes officers had carried out attack

Hong Kong protests: man beaten by baton-wielding gang in Sheung Shui
Hong Kong protests: shot student remains in critical condition after surgery to remove right kidney, part of liver and bullet, as arguments rage over force used

Station sergeant shot 21-year-old in the abdomen at a road crossing in Sai Wan Ho at 7.20am following a confrontation at road crossing.

12 Nov 2019 - 1:16AM

Station sergeant shot 21-year-old in the abdomen at a road crossing in Sai Wan Ho at 7.20am following a confrontation at road crossing.

Hong Kong protests: shot student remains in critical condition after surgery to remove right kidney, part of liver and bullet, as arguments rage over force used
Night of violence and grief in Hong Kong as city mourns death of student Chow Tsz-lok, leading to confrontations with police and vandalism at university

Outnumbered police officers fire live round into the air in Yau Ma Tei, while tear gas used to disperse protesters in Tsuen Wan who had gathered to pay respects to student Chow Tsz-lok who died on Friday morning.

9 Nov 2019 - 10:07AM

Outnumbered police officers fire live round into the air in Yau Ma Tei, while tear gas used to disperse protesters in Tsuen Wan who had gathered to pay respects to student Chow Tsz-lok who died on Friday morning.

Night of violence and grief in Hong Kong as city mourns death of student Chow Tsz-lok, leading to confrontations with police and vandalism at university
Hong Kong protests: coroner to hold inquest in open court into death of student who fell from car park at around time of police clearance operation

Queen Elizabeth Hospital has referred the case to the Coroner’s Court while police also say they will recommend an inquest.

14 Nov 2019 - 11:40AM

Queen Elizabeth Hospital has referred the case to the Coroner’s Court while police also say they will recommend an inquest.

Hong Kong protests: coroner to hold inquest in open court into death of student who fell from car park at around time of police clearance operation
Condition of Hong Kong student injured in car park fall deteriorates, but doctors yet to confirm brain death

Medical source says pressure formed inside skull of Chow Tsz-lok on the impact of fall has reached a life-threatening level.

8 Nov 2019 - 11:17AM

Medical source says pressure formed inside skull of Chow Tsz-lok on the impact of fall has reached a life-threatening level.

Condition of Hong Kong student injured in car park fall deteriorates, but doctors yet to confirm brain death
HKUST president Wei Shyy vows to condemn police violence if officers are proven to have violated tear gas rules around time his student fell and suffered severe brain injury

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology president Wei Shyy has asked police for internal guidelines as student remains on life support after car park fall.

8 Nov 2019 - 11:36AM

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology president Wei Shyy has asked police for internal guidelines as student remains on life support after car park fall.

HKUST president Wei Shyy vows to condemn police violence if officers are proven to have violated tear gas rules around time his student fell and suffered severe brain injury
Hong Kong university student injured during car park fall fighting for his life as two tests find him unresponsive

Computer science undergraduate Chow Tsz-lok shows no response in tests on pupil reflexes and breathing without machine – both linked to brain function impairment.

9 Nov 2019 - 3:24AM

Computer science undergraduate Chow Tsz-lok shows no response in tests on pupil reflexes and breathing without machine – both linked to brain function impairment.

Hong Kong university student injured during car park fall fighting for his life as two tests find him unresponsive
Hong Kong surgeons reattach part of district councillor Andrew Chiu’s ear, bitten off by knifeman near Cityplaza mall

Andrew Chiu is recovering after an overnight operation to reconstruct his left ear. Two others remain critical in hospital, the day after harrowing scenes outside the Tai Koo shopping centre.

4 Nov 2019 - 11:35PM

Andrew Chiu is recovering after an overnight operation to reconstruct his left ear. Two others remain critical in hospital, the day after harrowing scenes outside the Tai Koo shopping centre.

Hong Kong surgeons reattach part of district councillor Andrew Chiu’s ear, bitten off by knifeman near Cityplaza mall
Hong Kong’s public hospitals setting up ‘relaxation stations’ for workers stressed by protests

Rise in number of hospital staff seeking counselling as ongoing demonstrations take their toll.

4 Nov 2019 - 8:21AM

Rise in number of hospital staff seeking counselling as ongoing demonstrations take their toll.

Hong Kong’s public hospitals setting up ‘relaxation stations’ for workers stressed by protests
Little chance of building subsidised housing in Hong Kong apart from starter homes, URA boss Wai Chi-sing says

Focusing more on building subsidised homes for sale will hurt cash flow and slow down urban renewal, URA managing director Wai Chi-sing says.

3 Nov 2019 - 9:38PM

Focusing more on building subsidised homes for sale will hurt cash flow and slow down urban renewal, URA managing director Wai Chi-sing says.

Little chance of building subsidised housing in Hong Kong apart from starter homes, URA boss Wai Chi-sing says
As Hong Kong protests rage, finance chief Paul Chan warns of further forecast downgrade for city’s economic growth

A cut in predicted GDP growth may be ‘unavoidable’, says Financial Secretary Paul Chan, with economy taking a battering from violent protests and US-China trade war.

4 Nov 2019 - 3:25AM

A cut in predicted GDP growth may be ‘unavoidable’, says Financial Secretary Paul Chan, with economy taking a battering from violent protests and US-China trade war.

As Hong Kong protests rage, finance chief Paul Chan warns of further forecast downgrade for city’s economic growth
New cancer cases in Hong Kong rising at fastest rate for about 10 years as health experts warn of strain on city’s health care system

Health experts warn of strain on city’s health care system as latest statistics show biggest jump in cases among all types of the disease is for prostate cancer.

31 Oct 2019 - 12:08PM

Health experts warn of strain on city’s health care system as latest statistics show biggest jump in cases among all types of the disease is for prostate cancer.

New cancer cases in Hong Kong rising at fastest rate for about 10 years as health experts warn of strain on city’s health care system
Hong Kong Design Institute bosses pledge to respond to students’ demands as controversy over campus footage of 15-year-old girl found dead in sea continues

Students continue to call for release of all surveillance footage related to Chan Yin-lam, 15, who was last seen alive on campus on September 19.

30 Oct 2019 - 4:20AM

Students continue to call for release of all surveillance footage related to Chan Yin-lam, 15, who was last seen alive on campus on September 19.

Hong Kong Design Institute bosses pledge to respond to students’ demands as controversy over campus footage of 15-year-old girl found dead in sea continues
Hong Kong’s police associations slam Chinese University head Rocky Tuan for ‘biased’ statement based on students’ accounts of alleged assaults by officers

Various police associations on Wednesday slammed vice-chancellor Rocky Tuan for neglecting ‘the principle of seeking truths’.

23 Oct 2019 - 11:06PM

Various police associations on Wednesday slammed vice-chancellor Rocky Tuan for neglecting ‘the principle of seeking truths’.

Hong Kong’s police associations slam Chinese University head Rocky Tuan for ‘biased’ statement based on students’ accounts of alleged assaults by officers
Preterm pre-eclampsia is a potentially fatal pregnancy condition. A Hong Kong university has modified a test that will nearly double its detection rate in Asian women

Chinese University researchers develop much-improved method for picking up on preterm pre-eclampsia, which can be fatal for women and unborn babies.

22 Oct 2019 - 8:57PM

Chinese University researchers develop much-improved method for picking up on preterm pre-eclampsia, which can be fatal for women and unborn babies.

Preterm pre-eclampsia is a potentially fatal pregnancy condition. A Hong Kong university has modified a test that will nearly double its detection rate in Asian women
Chinese University head willing to condemn Hong Kong police for ‘any proven case’ of brutality, under student pressure

Open letter by vice-chancellor Rocky Tuan comes after emotional dialogue sessions with students who accuse police of misconduct following arrests.

19 Oct 2019 - 12:41AM

Open letter by vice-chancellor Rocky Tuan comes after emotional dialogue sessions with students who accuse police of misconduct following arrests.

Chinese University head willing to condemn Hong Kong police for ‘any proven case’ of brutality, under student pressure
IPCC report on police conduct during Hong Kong protests expected by year’s end at earliest: Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung

Matthew Cheung says the police watchdog is the most suitable body to conduct a probe, including the attack at Yuen Long MTR station.

18 Oct 2019 - 6:19PM

Matthew Cheung says the police watchdog is the most suitable body to conduct a probe, including the attack at Yuen Long MTR station.

IPCC report on police conduct during Hong Kong protests expected by year’s end at earliest: Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung
Xinhua, People’s Daily take Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority to task over its response to a doctor’s arrest during Sunday’s protests

Tseung Kwan O Hospital, which is operated by the authority, had expressed its ‘concern and sympathy’ for the employee who was arrested.

15 Oct 2019 - 11:33PM

Tseung Kwan O Hospital, which is operated by the authority, had expressed its ‘concern and sympathy’ for the employee who was arrested.

Xinhua, People’s Daily take Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority to task over its response to a doctor’s arrest during Sunday’s protests
Choices for the terminally ill: define clearly who is mentally fit to decide end-of-life treatments, says former Hong Kong minister

Experts call for clear legal definition of mental competence amid apprehension it may interfere with a person’s choice of receiving end-of-life treatment.

13 Oct 2019 - 10:00PM

Experts call for clear legal definition of mental competence amid apprehension it may interfere with a person’s choice of receiving end-of-life treatment.

Choices for the terminally ill: define clearly who is mentally fit to decide end-of-life treatments, says former Hong Kong minister