Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).
Gary Cheung
Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told to accelerate popular reforms to rescue government from extradition bill paralysis

Progressive policies to win over poorer residents key to putting administration on a stronger footing, say chief executive's allies.

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Progressive policies to win over poorer residents key to putting administration on a stronger footing, say chief executive's allies.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told to accelerate popular reforms to rescue government from extradition bill paralysis
Defiant Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sticking to her guns over refusal to withdraw extradition bill

Chief executive has stayed out of public eye but sticks to her guns in private meeting with business leaders, and says ‘illegal and violent acts on June 12’ will be dealt with ‘impartially and fairly’.

26 Jun 2019 - 2:01PM

Chief executive has stayed out of public eye but sticks to her guns in private meeting with business leaders, and says ‘illegal and violent acts on June 12’ will be dealt with ‘impartially and fairly’.

Defiant Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sticking to her guns over refusal to withdraw extradition bill
Hong Kong government stays invisible to avoid more extradition bill chaos ahead of G20 summit

Chief Executive Carrie Lam cancels weekly cabinet meeting to avoid rocking boat, while protesters again block main entrance at Revenue Tower but mostly succeed in annoying taxpayers and civil servants.

25 Jun 2019 - 12:54PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam cancels weekly cabinet meeting to avoid rocking boat, while protesters again block main entrance at Revenue Tower but mostly succeed in annoying taxpayers and civil servants.

Hong Kong government stays invisible to avoid more extradition bill chaos ahead of G20 summit
Police siege aftermath: Hong Kong tense but calm as government officials dig in and anti-extradition bill protesters plan their next moves

Police vow to pursue demonstrators siege of headquarters, and protesters look for ways to keep public opinion on their side.

23 Jun 2019 - 12:04AM

Police vow to pursue demonstrators siege of headquarters, and protesters look for ways to keep public opinion on their side.

Police siege aftermath: Hong Kong tense but calm as government officials dig in and anti-extradition bill protesters plan their next moves
Lawmaker and legal scholar revise proposed changes to Hong Kong extradition bill in bid to ease fallout from controversial amendment

Legislator Michael Tien and scholar Albert Chen suggest limiting the scope of their proposed changes to murder and manslaughter only.

22 Jun 2019 - 2:46AM

Legislator Michael Tien and scholar Albert Chen suggest limiting the scope of their proposed changes to murder and manslaughter only.

Lawmaker and legal scholar revise proposed changes to Hong Kong extradition bill in bid to ease fallout from controversial amendment
Hong Kong government scrambles to save face as extradition bill backlash threatens to paralyse legislature

Lawmakers expect little to be achieved in Legco over the next few months – while possibility of a cabinet reshuffle has been raised.

21 Jun 2019 - 9:17AM

Lawmakers expect little to be achieved in Legco over the next few months – while possibility of a cabinet reshuffle has been raised.

Hong Kong government scrambles to save face as extradition bill backlash threatens to paralyse legislature
Swear words heaped on Carrie Lam as pro-establishment lawmakers express fears of election rout over Hong Kong extradition bill fracas

A lawmaker hurled expletives at Lam as she tearfully explained her decision to suspend the bill – one of many who fear electoral backlash in November.

20 Jun 2019 - 12:06PM

A lawmaker hurled expletives at Lam as she tearfully explained her decision to suspend the bill – one of many who fear electoral backlash in November.

Swear words heaped on Carrie Lam as pro-establishment lawmakers express fears of election rout over Hong Kong extradition bill fracas
Why did Carrie Lam not bow when she apologised for her mishandling of the Hong Kong extradition bill?

Government source reveals why the chief executive and her team decided against making the physical gesture.

20 Jun 2019 - 9:51AM

Government source reveals why the chief executive and her team decided against making the physical gesture.

Why did Carrie Lam not bow when she apologised for her mishandling of the Hong Kong extradition bill?
Extradition bill fiasco exposes Carrie Lam’s disconnection with Hong Kong people, senior civil servants say

Extradition bill saga reveals her failure to relate to ordinary Hongkongers, senior officials say, but believe she has learned lessons and is now more humble.

20 Jun 2019 - 8:59AM

Extradition bill saga reveals her failure to relate to ordinary Hongkongers, senior officials say, but believe she has learned lessons and is now more humble.

Extradition bill fiasco exposes Carrie Lam’s disconnection with Hong Kong people, senior civil servants say
Calls for an apology and a resignation: what can Carrie Lam do to soothe an angry Hong Kong public?

Insiders and observers admit the room for manoeuvre for Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her own standing with the people remains limited.

18 Jun 2019 - 3:57PM

Insiders and observers admit the room for manoeuvre for Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her own standing with the people remains limited.

Calls for an apology and a resignation: what can Carrie Lam do to soothe an angry Hong Kong public?
Carrie Lam should withdraw extradition bill and make full public apology, says former Hong Kong minister

Ex-transport chief Anthony Cheung calls on chief executive to deliver apology in person and appoint a judge to investigate police, but he says crisis that grips city goes beyond her handling of extradition bill.

22 Jun 2019 - 10:47AM

Ex-transport chief Anthony Cheung calls on chief executive to deliver apology in person and appoint a judge to investigate police, but he says crisis that grips city goes beyond her handling of extradition bill.

Carrie Lam should withdraw extradition bill and make full public apology, says former Hong Kong minister
Will Beijing still support Carrie Lam after Hong Kong extradition bill debacle?

Lam’s resolve to push ahead with the bill breaks after interventions from her inner circle and as the risk of serious injuries and deaths started to weigh heavily on city leader.

17 Jun 2019 - 8:43AM

Lam’s resolve to push ahead with the bill breaks after interventions from her inner circle and as the risk of serious injuries and deaths started to weigh heavily on city leader.

Will Beijing still support Carrie Lam after Hong Kong extradition bill debacle?
Hong Kong government will announce pause on unpopular extradition bill by afternoon

City leader Carrie Lam expected to announce the decision at 3pm.

15 Jun 2019 - 4:53PM

City leader Carrie Lam expected to announce the decision at 3pm.

Hong Kong government will announce pause on unpopular extradition bill by afternoon
Government may pause Hong Kong extradition bill in face of more mass protests

Several heavyweight advisers tell Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam there is no need to stick to her self-imposed July deadline.

15 Jun 2019 - 10:36AM

Several heavyweight advisers tell Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam there is no need to stick to her self-imposed July deadline.

Government may pause Hong Kong extradition bill in face of more mass protests
Were violent clashes over Hong Kong extradition bill a riot or disturbance? What’s the difference and how do you define them?

Chief Executive Carrie Lam is trying to shape public perception of those involved and justify use of force, city academics say, pointing to importance of language in shaping opinion.

14 Jun 2019 - 9:36PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam is trying to shape public perception of those involved and justify use of force, city academics say, pointing to importance of language in shaping opinion.

Were violent clashes over Hong Kong extradition bill a riot or disturbance? What’s the difference and how do you define them?
Hong Kong government working to defuse extradition bill crisis, ‘considering pause rather than withdrawal’

Dramatic developments as divisions emerge in Executive Council, with some calling for more time and further discussion on the bill.

14 Jun 2019 - 8:20PM

Dramatic developments as divisions emerge in Executive Council, with some calling for more time and further discussion on the bill.

Hong Kong government working to defuse extradition bill crisis, ‘considering pause rather than withdrawal’
Hong Kong protesters return to MTR stations urging passengers to disrupt trains, while calling on students to skip school and workers to go on strike

Hundreds of demonstrators dressed in black descend on Kowloon Tong and Central stations, as commuters voice their support and say they will join march planned for Sunday.

14 Jun 2019 - 11:31PM

Hundreds of demonstrators dressed in black descend on Kowloon Tong and Central stations, as commuters voice their support and say they will join march planned for Sunday.

Hong Kong protesters return to MTR stations urging passengers to disrupt trains, while calling on students to skip school and workers to go on strike
Ex-Hong Kong minister calls on Carrie Lam to withdraw extradition bill after unrest

Former labour and welfare secretary Stephen Sui joins six other former senior officials in urging city’s chief executive to change course.

12 Jun 2019 - 11:18PM

Former labour and welfare secretary Stephen Sui joins six other former senior officials in urging city’s chief executive to change course.

Ex-Hong Kong minister calls on Carrie Lam to withdraw extradition bill after unrest
Is developer’s decision to walk away from HK$11.1 billion land deal first sign of waning business confidence in Hong Kong over extradition bill saga?

Abraham Razack, a pro-government lawmaker who spearheaded Goldin Financial Holdings’ move to forfeit its right to buy the site at the old Kai Tak airport, said recent disharmony in Hong Kong and the US-China trade war were among issues that worried him.

12 Jun 2019 - 11:54PM

Abraham Razack, a pro-government lawmaker who spearheaded Goldin Financial Holdings’ move to forfeit its right to buy the site at the old Kai Tak airport, said recent disharmony in Hong Kong and the US-China trade war were among issues that worried him.

Is developer’s decision to walk away from HK$11.1 billion land deal first sign of waning business confidence in Hong Kong over extradition bill saga?
Hong Kong’s extradition furore ‘a real challenge’ but no crisis, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung insists

Matthew Cheung says government has not communicated its aims well enough, but adds that worries about legal amendments – which brought hundreds of thousands out in protest – will dissipate once they are implemented.

12 Jun 2019 - 12:04AM

Matthew Cheung says government has not communicated its aims well enough, but adds that worries about legal amendments – which brought hundreds of thousands out in protest – will dissipate once they are implemented.

Hong Kong’s extradition furore ‘a real challenge’ but no crisis, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung insists
Hong Kong keeps Tiananmen crackdown memory alive with ‘record-breaking’ mass vigil

Larger numbers and high emotions attributed to controversy over government’s extradition bill, with organisers saying more than 180,000 people showed up.

5 Jun 2019 - 6:23AM

Larger numbers and high emotions attributed to controversy over government’s extradition bill, with organisers saying more than 180,000 people showed up.

Hong Kong keeps Tiananmen crackdown memory alive with ‘record-breaking’ mass vigil
The Hong Kong teachers whose lives are inexorably linked to Tiananmen Square crackdown making sure their pupils are taught about events of 1989

Perry Wong was born five months before bloody events of June 4, Ken Lee five months afterwards, and both agree it must never be forgotten.

4 Jun 2019 - 11:47PM

Perry Wong was born five months before bloody events of June 4, Ken Lee five months afterwards, and both agree it must never be forgotten.

The Hong Kong teachers whose lives are inexorably linked to Tiananmen Square crackdown making sure their pupils are taught about events of 1989
After 30-year search, Canadian journalist Arthur Kent finally tracks down the Hong Kong student activist he filmed during Tiananmen Square crackdown

Arthur Kent, a freelancer working in Beijing during the protests, reconnected with student leader Kenneth Lam, whom he had lost sight of after the square was cleared.

4 Jun 2019 - 1:40AM

Arthur Kent, a freelancer working in Beijing during the protests, reconnected with student leader Kenneth Lam, whom he had lost sight of after the square was cleared.

After 30-year search, Canadian journalist Arthur Kent finally tracks down the Hong Kong student activist he filmed during Tiananmen Square crackdown
Hong Kong filmmaker: Communist Party ‘must face history honestly’ when it comes to Tiananmen Square crackdown

Hongkonger John Sham had high-profile role in helping students after 1989 crackdown and was barred from mainland for 15 years, but is now free to make movies and runs Dadi Cinema chain.

30 May 2019 - 8:10PM

Hongkonger John Sham had high-profile role in helping students after 1989 crackdown and was barred from mainland for 15 years, but is now free to make movies and runs Dadi Cinema chain.

Hong Kong filmmaker: Communist Party ‘must face history honestly’ when it comes to Tiananmen Square crackdown
Why Hong Kong maths teacher who witnessed Tiananmen Square crackdown holds special history lessons once a year for his students

Peter Lee, 52, shows his Form Five class video footage of scenes from Tiananmen Square, and tells them about the student protests in 1989.

29 May 2019 - 12:42PM

Peter Lee, 52, shows his Form Five class video footage of scenes from Tiananmen Square, and tells them about the student protests in 1989.

Why Hong Kong maths teacher who witnessed Tiananmen Square crackdown holds special history lessons once a year for his students
Hong Kong has kept flame of Tiananmen Square crackdown alive for 30 years – but is the fire burning out?

The events of 1989 profoundly affected people in Hong Kong, then still a British colony. But now, younger residents are less bothered about commemoration, focusing instead on political concerns closer to home.

3 Jun 2019 - 6:34PM

The events of 1989 profoundly affected people in Hong Kong, then still a British colony. But now, younger residents are less bothered about commemoration, focusing instead on political concerns closer to home.

Hong Kong has kept flame of Tiananmen Square crackdown alive for 30 years – but is the fire burning out?
US cancelling Hong Kong’s special status would hurt both parties, says former secretary for justice Elsie Leung

In an interview with the Post, Elsie Leung says international critics of the extradition bill do not understand it.

27 May 2019 - 9:50AM

In an interview with the Post, Elsie Leung says international critics of the extradition bill do not understand it.

US cancelling Hong Kong’s special status would hurt both parties, says former secretary for justice Elsie Leung
11 EU representatives meet Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to protest against controversial extradition bill as government gathers 100 officials to build united front

Sources say they asked the chief executive to add safeguards so the judiciary will take international human right standards into account in vetting fugitive transfer requests.

24 May 2019 - 11:36PM

Sources say they asked the chief executive to add safeguards so the judiciary will take international human right standards into account in vetting fugitive transfer requests.

11 EU representatives meet Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to protest against controversial extradition bill as government gathers 100 officials to build united front
How Hong Kong activists helped fund Chinese dissidents caught in Tiananmen Square crackdown

Hong Kong Federation of Students raised money for those in jail, helped others start businesses and funded Operation Yellow Bird, which smuggled about 150 dissidents out of China.

29 May 2019 - 8:25AM

Hong Kong Federation of Students raised money for those in jail, helped others start businesses and funded Operation Yellow Bird, which smuggled about 150 dissidents out of China.

How Hong Kong activists helped fund Chinese dissidents caught in Tiananmen Square crackdown
Why Tiananmen Square protests still cast shadow over Hong Kong politics after 30 years

The scale and nature of the crackdown in Tiananmen Square changed everything for Hong Kong, ending talk of developing democracy, and an open election of the city’s leader.

3 Jun 2019 - 6:33PM

The scale and nature of the crackdown in Tiananmen Square changed everything for Hong Kong, ending talk of developing democracy, and an open election of the city’s leader.

Why Tiananmen Square protests still cast shadow over Hong Kong politics after 30 years