Emily Tsang

Hong Kong

Emily Tsang

News Editor, Hong Kong and City Weekend

Emily Tsang started her career as a Hong Kong journalist in 2008 and joined the Post in 2010, covering fields ranging from healthcare, social welfare and politics. She holds master degrees in Laws in Human Rights and Journalism, and was a RISJ fellow at University of Oxford, UK.

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Former Hong Kong lawmakers among eight opposition activists arrested over illegal assembly

Eddie Chu, Wu Chi-wai and ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung among opposition activists detained in early morning operation linked to annual protest march on July 1.

9 Dec 2020 - 12:29AM

Eddie Chu, Wu Chi-wai and ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung among opposition activists detained in early morning operation linked to annual protest march on July 1.

Former Hong Kong lawmakers among eight opposition activists arrested over illegal assembly
Hong Kong men face higher Covid-19 risk, less alert to symptoms than women, researchers say

Chinese University study conducted earlier this year during city’s first and second Covid-19 waves also found that incidence and mortality rates among lowest in world.

17 Oct 2020 - 4:01PM

Chinese University study conducted earlier this year during city’s first and second Covid-19 waves also found that incidence and mortality rates among lowest in world.

Hong Kong men face higher Covid-19 risk, less alert to symptoms than women, researchers say
Survey mapping online behaviour of Hongkongers amid Covid-19 says they were most angry during dine-in ban on July 29

Survey was based on 400,000 posts on social media, more than 4.7 million online comments, and interactions among internet users between May 16 and September 6.

23 Sep 2020 - 12:37AM

Survey was based on 400,000 posts on social media, more than 4.7 million online comments, and interactions among internet users between May 16 and September 6.

Survey mapping online behaviour of Hongkongers amid Covid-19 says they were most angry during dine-in ban on July 29
No city for eating out: Hong Kong’s low-income workers struggle to find clean spaces to have their meals

Provide workers better amenities for break times, union leaders urge government, employers.

15 Aug 2020 - 9:35AM

Provide workers better amenities for break times, union leaders urge government, employers.

No city for eating out: Hong Kong’s low-income workers struggle to find clean spaces to have their meals
Explainer | Hong Kong national security law: why has the United States imposed sanctions on top officials serving the city and how hard will the penalties bite?

Under Washington’s measures, the US-based assets of 11 officials serving Hong Kong are frozen, Americans and firms barred from dealing with them.

14 Aug 2020 - 5:59PM

Under Washington’s measures, the US-based assets of 11 officials serving Hong Kong are frozen, Americans and firms barred from dealing with them.

Hong Kong national security law: why has the United States imposed sanctions on top officials serving the city and how hard will the penalties bite?
Hong Kong third wave: city tops 4,000 Covid-19 cases as 69 new infections recorded on Saturday amid ‘small outbreaks’

The newly reported infections, almost all of which were locally transmitted, include ones tied to clusters at MTR depot and a container terminal.

9 Aug 2020 - 12:55AM

The newly reported infections, almost all of which were locally transmitted, include ones tied to clusters at MTR depot and a container terminal.

Hong Kong third wave: city tops 4,000 Covid-19 cases as 69 new infections recorded on Saturday amid ‘small outbreaks’
‘Shameless and despicable’: Hong Kong decries US sanctions on officials over national security law

Release of personal details ‘no less than state-sanctioned doxxing’, says Carrie Lam, while city’s liaison office chief mockingly offers US$100 to ‘freeze’.

9 Aug 2020 - 11:21AM

Release of personal details ‘no less than state-sanctioned doxxing’, says Carrie Lam, while city’s liaison office chief mockingly offers US$100 to ‘freeze’.

‘Shameless and despicable’: Hong Kong decries US sanctions on officials over national security law
Four members of Hong Kong pro-independence group arrested by police officers from national security unit

Move marks the first such police operation outside of arrests made at protests.

30 Jul 2020 - 12:18PM

Move marks the first such police operation outside of arrests made at protests.

Four members of Hong Kong pro-independence group arrested by police officers from national security unit
How serious is Hong Kong’s third wave of Covid-19 infections and what can be done to beat it?

Public health experts describe the latest wave as the worst Hong Kong has seen so far and more worrying than the first outbreak.

13 Jul 2020 - 1:44PM

Public health experts describe the latest wave as the worst Hong Kong has seen so far and more worrying than the first outbreak.

How serious is Hong Kong’s third wave of Covid-19 infections and what can be done to beat it?
Coronavirus: Hong Kong expert warns each infected person can now spread Covid-19 to four people

Gabriel Leung, dean of HKU medical school, says a strain of the virus has increased its infection rate by 30 per cent due to a DNA mutation.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:22PM

Gabriel Leung, dean of HKU medical school, says a strain of the virus has increased its infection rate by 30 per cent due to a DNA mutation.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong expert warns each infected person can now spread Covid-19 to four people
Flash floods across Hong Kong as residents wake up to downpour

Observatory issues red signal for heavy rain at 7.30am, downgrading it to a yellow one at around 11am.

7 Jun 2020 - 10:50PM

Observatory issues red signal for heavy rain at 7.30am, downgrading it to a yellow one at around 11am.

Flash floods across Hong Kong as residents wake up to downpour
Coronavirus: Hong Kong extends social-distancing curbs including gathering ban, compulsory quarantine as four new cluster cases raise ‘super spreader’ fears

Two-week extension of ban against more than eight gathering in public, quarantine measures also continuing. Move comes as four more from Sha Tin housing estate confirmed as infected.

11 Sep 2020 - 4:20PM

Two-week extension of ban against more than eight gathering in public, quarantine measures also continuing. Move comes as four more from Sha Tin housing estate confirmed as infected.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong extends social-distancing curbs including gathering ban, compulsory quarantine as four new cluster cases raise ‘super spreader’ fears
Beijing ramps up efforts to allay concerns over national security law for Hong Kong while city’s pro-establishment camp also jumps into action

In a rare move, video is released of Vice-Premier Han Zheng meeting Hong Kong deputies to the National People’s Congress to explain proposed legislation.

25 May 2020 - 11:59PM

In a rare move, video is released of Vice-Premier Han Zheng meeting Hong Kong deputies to the National People’s Congress to explain proposed legislation.

Beijing ramps up efforts to allay concerns over national security law for Hong Kong while city’s pro-establishment camp also jumps into action
‘Running from a war’: Post reporter finds her way home to Hong Kong on anxiety-ridden flight and through airport chaos as coronavirus hammers travel

From frantic travellers at Heathrow packing a house into their luggage to eerily silent plane passengers, city locals, mostly students, flee crisis-hit Britain.

20 Mar 2020 - 1:03AM

From frantic travellers at Heathrow packing a house into their luggage to eerily silent plane passengers, city locals, mostly students, flee crisis-hit Britain.

‘Running from a war’: Post reporter finds her way home to Hong Kong on anxiety-ridden flight and through airport chaos as coronavirus hammers travel
Single and unemployed? New study says you’re more likely to die when it gets cold in Hong Kong than anyone else

Report from University of Hong Kong studied impact of cold snap in 2016, and author calls for better public health education for vulnerable residents.

29 Jan 2020 - 9:15AM

Report from University of Hong Kong studied impact of cold snap in 2016, and author calls for better public health education for vulnerable residents.

Single and unemployed? New study says you’re more likely to die when it gets cold in Hong Kong than anyone else
Muslims in Hong Kong: 300,000 followers, six mosques and tasty halal dim sum in Wan Chai

City provides a harmonious environment for Muslims, but cultural differences and language barrier pose problems in explaining Islam to locals.

16 Nov 2019 - 12:56PM

City provides a harmonious environment for Muslims, but cultural differences and language barrier pose problems in explaining Islam to locals.

Muslims in Hong Kong: 300,000 followers, six mosques and tasty halal dim sum in Wan Chai
Ageing Hong Kong’s grim cancer numbers will rise, but there’s a silver lining: survival rates are improving, early detection helps

Stop smoking now? Lifestyle changes make a difference as many cancers can be avoided.

9 Nov 2019 - 12:45PM

Stop smoking now? Lifestyle changes make a difference as many cancers can be avoided.

Ageing Hong Kong’s grim cancer numbers will rise, but there’s a silver lining: survival rates are improving, early detection helps
Hong Kong district council elections: will protests move indifferent voters to come out and support pan-dem candidates?

Joshua Wong’s disqualification may help pan-dem camp sweep district polls, analysts say.

2 Nov 2019 - 12:00PM

Joshua Wong’s disqualification may help pan-dem camp sweep district polls, analysts say.

Hong Kong district council elections: will protests move indifferent voters to come out and support pan-dem candidates?
How did that happen? Connecting the dots on critical Hong Kong events that have changed the city forever

Ongoing protests put the spotlight on landmark cases that triggered unforeseeable effects.

19 Oct 2019 - 12:00PM

Ongoing protests put the spotlight on landmark cases that triggered unforeseeable effects.

How did that happen? Connecting the dots on critical Hong Kong events that have changed the city forever
Chinese University scheme aims to bring young and old together in Hong Kong

School of public health launches series of projects designed to improve intergenerational understanding, and in ‘life review scheme’, teenagers are taught how to interview city’s elderly so they can turn their stories into a book.

20 Sep 2019 - 11:20PM

School of public health launches series of projects designed to improve intergenerational understanding, and in ‘life review scheme’, teenagers are taught how to interview city’s elderly so they can turn their stories into a book.

Chinese University scheme aims to bring young and old together in Hong Kong
Indelible blue dye fired from water cannons by Hong Kong police – protesters adjust with new clothes and removal tips

Indelible pigment fired for first time as water cannons unleashed to fight off petrol bombs, bricks and raging fires.

1 Sep 2019 - 12:42PM

Indelible pigment fired for first time as water cannons unleashed to fight off petrol bombs, bricks and raging fires.

Indelible blue dye fired from water cannons by Hong Kong police – protesters adjust with new clothes and removal tips
Two Hong Kong lawmakers arrested for protest-related offences released on bail after being held by police overnight

Status not known of third pro-democracy politician held following wave of arrests targeting several lawmakers and high-profile activists.

1 Sep 2019 - 12:15AM

Status not known of third pro-democracy politician held following wave of arrests targeting several lawmakers and high-profile activists.

Two Hong Kong lawmakers arrested for protest-related offences released on bail after being held by police overnight
Riot police in Sham Shui Po disperse another Hong Kong anti-government protest

Demonstrators shout slogans and point lasers at local police station before officers rush from the compound. At least four young men arrested as streets searched and bystanders questioned.

28 Aug 2019 - 1:58AM

Demonstrators shout slogans and point lasers at local police station before officers rush from the compound. At least four young men arrested as streets searched and bystanders questioned.

Riot police in Sham Shui Po disperse another Hong Kong anti-government protest
Explainer | No tear gas, only incense: a Wong Tai Sin before Hong Kong’s protest violence

Apart from its famous temple, Wong Tai Sin also holds some of city’s best-kept secrets throughout its quiet history.

17 Aug 2019 - 11:04AM

Apart from its famous temple, Wong Tai Sin also holds some of city’s best-kept secrets throughout its quiet history.

No tear gas, only incense: a Wong Tai Sin before Hong Kong’s protest violence
Tear gas exposure at extradition bill protests causing Hong Kong journalists breathing and skin problems

Survey by group of doctors finds almost all respondents report respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, persistent cough and coughing up blood.

10 Aug 2019 - 7:58AM

Survey by group of doctors finds almost all respondents report respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, persistent cough and coughing up blood.

Tear gas exposure at extradition bill protests causing Hong Kong journalists breathing and skin problems
Pan-democrat lawmakers call on protesters to calm down to avoid ‘falling into government’s trap’, while Hong Kong feminist activist incurs wrath of demonstrators over Tin Shui Wai arrests

Gary Fan of NeoDemocrats says government is fuelling clashes among residents by branding protests a separatist movement so as to justify police crackdown.

7 Aug 2019 - 10:20AM

Gary Fan of NeoDemocrats says government is fuelling clashes among residents by branding protests a separatist movement so as to justify police crackdown.

Pan-democrat lawmakers call on protesters to calm down to avoid ‘falling into government’s trap’, while Hong Kong feminist activist incurs wrath of demonstrators over Tin Shui Wai arrests
Commuters and businesses take hit from Hong Kong’s anti-government strike

Emergency services vehicles are forced to detour around roadblocks as protesters obstruct traffic.

6 Aug 2019 - 2:08AM

Emergency services vehicles are forced to detour around roadblocks as protesters obstruct traffic.

Commuters and businesses take hit from Hong Kong’s anti-government strike
Hong Kong protests: what’s your best way home from work as major strike continues to rock city

All you need to know for your evening commute in a city rocked by protests

5 Aug 2019 - 6:46PM

All you need to know for your evening commute in a city rocked by protests

Hong Kong protests: what’s your best way home from work as major strike continues to rock city
The night quiet Hong Kong working-class neighbourhood Wong Tai Sin became a smoking battleground

Residents of Wong Tai Sin joined protesters to vent their anger at police late on Saturday after tear gas was fired in densely packed area to disperse crowds.

6 Aug 2019 - 9:00AM

Residents of Wong Tai Sin joined protesters to vent their anger at police late on Saturday after tear gas was fired in densely packed area to disperse crowds.

The night quiet Hong Kong working-class neighbourhood Wong Tai Sin became a smoking battleground
Hong Kong protests: more than 20 arrested after clashes in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok and Wong Tai Sin

Clashes flared in Wong Tai Sin after reports that police had arrived to make arrests, with hundreds blocking police vans from leaving.

4 Aug 2019 - 6:12PM

Clashes flared in Wong Tai Sin after reports that police had arrived to make arrests, with hundreds blocking police vans from leaving.

Hong Kong protests: more than 20 arrested after clashes in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok and Wong Tai Sin