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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Hong Kong’s Stand News shuts down after national security police arrest 7, freeze HK$61 million in assets

Current and former chief editors arrested on Wednesday as more than 200 police take part in morning raids; ex-Apple Daily editor already in custody among the seven.

Current and former chief editors arrested on Wednesday as more than 200 police take part in morning raids; ex-Apple Daily editor already in custody among the seven.

30 Dec 2021 - 5:48AM
University of Hong Kong removes Pillar of Shame sculpture marking Tiananmen Square crackdown in middle of night

While an HKU Council statement points only to unspecified ‘legal risks’, source tells Post colonial-era sedition law was cited during meeting that lasted over an hour.

While an HKU Council statement points only to unspecified ‘legal risks’, source tells Post colonial-era sedition law was cited during meeting that lasted over an hour.

23 Dec 2021 - 10:08PM
Woman, 27, dies in Hong Kong hospital after being critically injured in car crash in SoHo nightlife spot

Car crashed at the top of a set of stairs above a pedestrian-only section of Peel Street on Friday night.

Car crashed at the top of a set of stairs above a pedestrian-only section of Peel Street on Friday night.

12 Dec 2021 - 12:52AM
It’s no boy band, but Hong Kong’s Trial & Error scores success between ‘red lines’ with videos, parodies, songs

With 350,000 followers and sold-out shows, trio say mood has changed in city and people want to be entertained again.

With 350,000 followers and sold-out shows, trio say mood has changed in city and people want to be entertained again.

11 Dec 2021 - 8:06AM
M+ museum: what to see at the jewel in Hong Kong art’s crown

After a wait of almost 20 years the building finally opened on Friday attracting more than 11,000 people. In no particular order, here are some of the highlights according to early visitors and art critics

After a wait of almost 20 years the building finally opened on Friday attracting more than 11,000 people. In no particular order, here are some of the highlights according to early visitors and art critics

13 Nov 2021 - 8:17PM
More than 11,000 people throng Hong Kong’s M+ museum on opening day, venue closed to walk-ins over weekend

Some have been waiting years for the opening, while others are drawn in by a recent controversy over a work by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Some have been waiting years for the opening, while others are drawn in by a recent controversy over a work by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

12 Nov 2021 - 11:12PM
Hong Kong’s new M+ museum will display works by Ai Weiwei, but exhibitions will also ‘comply with the law’, arts hub official says

Arts hub authority chairman Henry Tang reveals some of Ai’s works will be featured in opening exhibitions, but a photo of his that sparked controversy will not be among them.

Arts hub authority chairman Henry Tang reveals some of Ai’s works will be featured in opening exhibitions, but a photo of his that sparked controversy will not be among them.

12 Nov 2021 - 1:11PM
Swinging from past to future: The history and evolution of Hong Kong play areas, from Shek Lei Playground to WE Park

The city’s play spaces need not be identical, but should inspire children and adults, says Helen Fan Lok-yi, author of ‘The Abstract Playscapes of Hong Kong’.

The city’s play spaces need not be identical, but should inspire children and adults, says Helen Fan Lok-yi, author of ‘The Abstract Playscapes of Hong Kong’.

23 Oct 2021 - 2:00PM
Hong Kong playgrounds weren’t always so boring, it’s time to get creative so children can explore, have fun, author says

Whimsical Shek Lei Playground still evokes memories for children who played there, whereas standard features such as swings, slides make for dull sameness across city.

Whimsical Shek Lei Playground still evokes memories for children who played there, whereas standard features such as swings, slides make for dull sameness across city.

23 Oct 2021 - 8:28AM
Exhibition at Hong Kong’s newest museum deals with social issues, but national security law not a factor in choosing artwork, curator says

M+ museum will open six galleries to the public on November 12, though only the Hong Kong exhibit was made available for a media preview. Tina Pang says exhibit deals with social issues but none of the displays have been modified.

M+ museum will open six galleries to the public on November 12, though only the Hong Kong exhibit was made available for a media preview. Tina Pang says exhibit deals with social issues but none of the displays have been modified.

21 Oct 2021 - 11:28PM
Hong Kong columnists call for probe into hospital’s treatment of award-winning writer who died in ‘excruciating pain’

Jiang Xun, the 74-year-old deputy chief editor of weekly magazine Yazhou Zhoukan, died in Yan Chai Hospital on Wednesday.

Jiang Xun, the 74-year-old deputy chief editor of weekly magazine Yazhou Zhoukan, died in Yan Chai Hospital on Wednesday.

16 Oct 2021 - 1:53AM
Hong Kong arts hub chief fends off national security law attacks, pledges more vigilance in screening new tenants

Opposition party Demosisto, film group Yang E Chi were tenants, but arts and culture centre at Foo Tak Building denies it was a ‘base of independence’.

Opposition party Demosisto, film group Yang E Chi were tenants, but arts and culture centre at Foo Tak Building denies it was a ‘base of independence’.

11 Oct 2021 - 12:48AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s 51-day streak without local case ends, after airport worker infected with variant from unknown source

The 48-year-old cargo handler carries the L452R mutation, which has been linked to several variants including the highly infectious Delta one.

The 48-year-old cargo handler carries the L452R mutation, which has been linked to several variants including the highly infectious Delta one.

9 Oct 2021 - 1:11AM
Independent Pierre Chan decides against seeking another term as Hong Kong lawmaker

Although he does not specify why he is stepping away from politics, Chan says city’s political situation has become ‘turbulent’.

Although he does not specify why he is stepping away from politics, Chan says city’s political situation has become ‘turbulent’.

19 Sep 2021 - 5:41PM
Take a walk: Hong Kong videos attract followers by celebrating joys of strolling through city nooks

Followers of ‘When in doubt, take a walk’ YouTube series share their favourite strolling routes, photos and memories.

Followers of ‘When in doubt, take a walk’ YouTube series share their favourite strolling routes, photos and memories.

19 Sep 2021 - 9:57PM
Coronavirus: stringent measures protecting Hong Kong from possible Mu variant risk, says health minister

Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan questioned as to why public wasn’t alerted to risk of new strain sooner; city logs 1 imported case.

Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan questioned as to why public wasn’t alerted to risk of new strain sooner; city logs 1 imported case.

4 Sep 2021 - 11:25PM
Anti-Asian hatred has no place in London, mayor assures Hongkongers with BN(O) status making move

Sadiq Khan identifies helping new arrivals with language issues among key ways fresh £900,000 in funding can be employed.

Sadiq Khan identifies helping new arrivals with language issues among key ways fresh £900,000 in funding can be employed.

23 Jul 2021 - 2:46PM
Hong Kong founder of Facebook group for ‘victims’ of superstar boy band Mirror says he is shocked by its explosive popularity

Tongue-in-cheek page, called ‘My Wife Married Mirror and Left My Marriage in Ruins Concern Group’, is clearing-house for good-natured grousing from sidelined spouses.

Tongue-in-cheek page, called ‘My Wife Married Mirror and Left My Marriage in Ruins Concern Group’, is clearing-house for good-natured grousing from sidelined spouses.

8 Jul 2021 - 12:54PM
Loneliness is on the rise in Hong Kong and the US as people are too busy to have friends

Social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to maintain friendships, but they were already on the decline before it began.

Social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to maintain friendships, but they were already on the decline before it began.

2 Jul 2021 - 8:00AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong in quick U-turn over placing neighbouring Guangdong province on list of ‘medium-risk’ Covid-19 areas

Hongkongers would no longer have been allowed to cross the land border and enter the city under the quarantine-free ‘Return2HK’ programme.

Hongkongers would no longer have been allowed to cross the land border and enter the city under the quarantine-free ‘Return2HK’ programme.

5 Jun 2021 - 7:51AM
Coronavirus: breakthrough in Hong Kong’s fight against mutated strains as officials establish transmission link among five cases

Development may ease worries over community spread of more infectious Covid-19 variants, but uncertainties remain over threat level going forward.

Development may ease worries over community spread of more infectious Covid-19 variants, but uncertainties remain over threat level going forward.

6 May 2021 - 2:11PM
Siu mai or egg waffles? Hong Kong foodies cut through political divide to share reviews, photos in online ‘concern groups’

Popularity of dedicated sites reflects obsession with food, pride in localism, observers say.

Popularity of dedicated sites reflects obsession with food, pride in localism, observers say.

17 Apr 2021 - 10:24AM
Explainer | Coronavirus: what does getting vaccinated offer Hongkongers and how will it affect travel, quarantine and social-distancing rules?

With Pfizer-BioNTech jabs running again, the Post offers a guide to the city’s wider coronavirus vaccination programme and its implications for participants and those opting out.

With Pfizer-BioNTech jabs running again, the Post offers a guide to the city’s wider coronavirus vaccination programme and its implications for participants and those opting out.

12 Apr 2021 - 2:57PM
Major journalism awards reject Hong Kong public broadcaster’s bid to pull entries

RTHK sought to withdraw submissions from Society of Publishers in Asia Awards and Human Rights Press Awards, citing an ongoing review of operations. Organisers deny the requests, saying it is too late to back out now that adjudication is under way.

RTHK sought to withdraw submissions from Society of Publishers in Asia Awards and Human Rights Press Awards, citing an ongoing review of operations. Organisers deny the requests, saying it is too late to back out now that adjudication is under way.

1 Apr 2021 - 2:03PM
Coronavirus: fresh shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech shots to arrive in Hong Kong, ‘details of scheme resumption out on Thursday’

Authorities hope to resume vaccinations using the German-made doses early next week, according to minister, while source says fresh shipment to arrive Friday.

Authorities hope to resume vaccinations using the German-made doses early next week, according to minister, while source says fresh shipment to arrive Friday.

1 Apr 2021 - 1:29AM
Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK takes current affairs documentary off air, while popular talk show has also been suspended, sources say

RTHK confirms it has pulled an episode of current affairs show Hong Kong Connection, which featured a university student union accused of breaking the national security law.

RTHK confirms it has pulled an episode of current affairs show Hong Kong Connection, which featured a university student union accused of breaking the national security law.

29 Mar 2021 - 11:59PM
Fans slam Canto-pop star Eason Chan for cutting ties with Adidas amid Xinjiang cotton row

Chan steps down as marketing figure for sportswear company over its ‘behaviour vilifying China’. Pro-establishment lawmaker Regina Ip vows to shun Burberry, which has also taken a stand, and will put away her scarves.

Chan steps down as marketing figure for sportswear company over its ‘behaviour vilifying China’. Pro-establishment lawmaker Regina Ip vows to shun Burberry, which has also taken a stand, and will put away her scarves.

27 Mar 2021 - 1:01AM
Hong Kong halts BioNTech shots due to defective vials, but officials dismiss fears over ‘hiccup’ in vaccination drive

Government cancels appointments for German-made jab after dozens of issues found with packaging, prompting investigation.

Government cancels appointments for German-made jab after dozens of issues found with packaging, prompting investigation.

25 Mar 2021 - 10:45AM
Coronavirus: chronically ill Hongkonger dies days after getting BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, while experts push for return of international travel

Chronically ill 66-year-old was given first dose of German-made vaccine on Tuesday and died on Friday. Medical experts and lawmakers urge government to press ahead with negotiating return of international travel.

Chronically ill 66-year-old was given first dose of German-made vaccine on Tuesday and died on Friday. Medical experts and lawmakers urge government to press ahead with negotiating return of international travel.

20 Mar 2021 - 2:55AM
Bookings for coronavirus vaccines jump eightfold in Hong Kong after eligibility expanded to cover most of population

Online bookings for the two vaccines on offer jump to 144,000 from 18,600 a day earlier. Hong Kong confirmed 18 new infections, five of which were tied to Ursus Fitness in Sai Ying Pun.

Online bookings for the two vaccines on offer jump to 144,000 from 18,600 a day earlier. Hong Kong confirmed 18 new infections, five of which were tied to Ursus Fitness in Sai Ying Pun.

17 Mar 2021 - 8:14AM