Ian Young

Vancouver

Ian Young

Vancouver correspondent

Ian Young is the Post's Vancouver correspondent. A journalist for more than 20 years, he worked for Australian newspapers and the London Evening Standard before arriving in Hong Kong in 1997. There he won or shared awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year. He moved to Canada with his wife in 2010.

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BMW chases China car smugglers across Canada, their trail strewn with fake documents, bogus bank accounts

Court petitions reveal BMW’s battle against buyers whose cars are immediately sent to Vancouver for export, their leases and loans unpaid. In an interview, one Chinese buyer admits that work permit and job listed on sports car contract were fake.

Court petitions reveal BMW’s battle against buyers whose cars are immediately sent to Vancouver for export, their leases and loans unpaid. In an interview, one Chinese buyer admits that work permit and job listed on sports car contract were fake.

BMW chases China car smugglers across Canada, their trail strewn with fake documents, bogus bank accounts
30 Jul 2021 - 9:04PM
Canadian extradition fight of South Korean property tycoon revealed, his fraud case unreported for years

Former developer Jung Myung-soo is wanted in South Korea, accused of fleeing to Vancouver amid multimillion-dollar fraud allegations that date back 16 years.

Former developer Jung Myung-soo is wanted in South Korea, accused of fleeing to Vancouver amid multimillion-dollar fraud allegations that date back 16 years.

Canadian extradition fight of South Korean property tycoon revealed, his fraud case unreported for years
27 Jul 2021 - 7:45PM
Major blow to Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou as Canadian extradition judge rejects HSBC documents as evidence

The Huawei executive’s lawyers had said the documents provided by HSBC showed that she could not have defrauded the bank, but Canadian government lawyers said the documents were irrelevant to an extradition hearing.

The Huawei executive’s lawyers had said the documents provided by HSBC showed that she could not have defrauded the bank, but Canadian government lawyers said the documents were irrelevant to an extradition hearing.

Major blow to Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou as Canadian extradition judge rejects HSBC documents as evidence
10 Jul 2021 - 11:11PM
‘Heartbreaking’ destruction of Chinese-Canadian heritage, as heatwave inferno consumes museum

The Lytton Chinese History Museum and its 1,600 artefacts were claimed by the deadly fire that razed the British Columbia village last week.

The Lytton Chinese History Museum and its 1,600 artefacts were claimed by the deadly fire that razed the British Columbia village last week.

‘Heartbreaking’ destruction of Chinese-Canadian heritage, as heatwave inferno consumes museum
8 Jul 2021 - 8:26PM
Meng Wanzhou extradition case: Canadian lawyer says ‘irrelevant’ HSBC documents must not be allowed as evidence

The documents have no bearing on the extradition hearing and are instead a matter for Meng’s trial, government lawyer Robert Frater says.

The documents have no bearing on the extradition hearing and are instead a matter for Meng’s trial, government lawyer Robert Frater says.

Meng Wanzhou extradition case: Canadian lawyer says ‘irrelevant’ HSBC documents must not be allowed as evidence
1 Jul 2021 - 7:21AM
HSBC evidence shows US made ‘outright false’ claims, Meng Wanzhou’s lawyer argues at extradition hearing

The Huawei executive is seeking to have hundreds of pages of HSBC documents admitted to her Canadian extradition case, and her lawyer contends they show the US has ‘no plausible case’ for fraud.

The Huawei executive is seeking to have hundreds of pages of HSBC documents admitted to her Canadian extradition case, and her lawyer contends they show the US has ‘no plausible case’ for fraud.

HSBC evidence shows US made ‘outright false’ claims, Meng Wanzhou’s lawyer argues at extradition hearing
30 Jun 2021 - 10:38PM
Canadian lawmakers want audit of Hong Kong officials’ assets and ‘personal connections’ under Magnitsky sanctions programme

A letter to Foreign Minister Marc Garneau lists 10 potential targets for sanctions, including Hong Kong’s chief executive, chief secretary, financial secretary and secretary for justice.

A letter to Foreign Minister Marc Garneau lists 10 potential targets for sanctions, including Hong Kong’s chief executive, chief secretary, financial secretary and secretary for justice.

Canadian lawmakers want audit of Hong Kong officials’ assets and ‘personal connections’ under Magnitsky sanctions programme
24 Jun 2021 - 4:16AM
Vancouver businesswoman sues for US$200,000 she lost while trying to get money out of China

Defendants say the woman was aware of risks in ‘illegal currency smuggling operation’ to get around Chinese currency control laws, and her funds may have been taken by ‘unknown third party or government actor’.

Defendants say the woman was aware of risks in ‘illegal currency smuggling operation’ to get around Chinese currency control laws, and her funds may have been taken by ‘unknown third party or government actor’.

Vancouver businesswoman sues for US$200,000 she lost while trying to get money out of China
22 Jun 2021 - 5:44AM
Meng Wanzhou is ‘contractually bound’ to try to keep HSBC evidence secret in extradition case, lawyers say

The Huawei executive’s lawyers say bank documents should be withheld from public view to encourage HSBC to take part in the Canadian court proceedings.

The Huawei executive’s lawyers say bank documents should be withheld from public view to encourage HSBC to take part in the Canadian court proceedings.

Meng Wanzhou is ‘contractually bound’ to try to keep HSBC evidence secret in extradition case, lawyers say
15 Jun 2021 - 7:31AM
Coronavirus: Canada’s most Chinese city has the best pandemic performance in its region – and the worst vaccination rate

Richmond’s Covid-19 case rate is far better than other cities in the Metro Vancouver region, but its first-dose vaccination rate of 69 per cent is the lowest, echoing apparent vaccine hesitancy in Hong Kong.

Richmond’s Covid-19 case rate is far better than other cities in the Metro Vancouver region, but its first-dose vaccination rate of 69 per cent is the lowest, echoing apparent vaccine hesitancy in Hong Kong.

Coronavirus: Canada’s most Chinese city has the best pandemic performance in its region – and the worst vaccination rate
15 Jun 2021 - 7:40AM
Vancouver art show walks the tightrope of politics, protest and Hong Kong identity

The ‘Light Hours’ exhibition examines connections between Canada and Hong Kong amid ‘Beijing’s tightening grip’, according to organiser Ho Tam.

The ‘Light Hours’ exhibition examines connections between Canada and Hong Kong amid ‘Beijing’s tightening grip’, according to organiser Ho Tam.

Vancouver art show walks the tightrope of politics, protest and Hong Kong identity
11 Jun 2021 - 11:41PM
Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou wants HSBC evidence kept secret in Canadian extradition battle

The Huawei executive’s lawyers seek a publication ban on the ‘copious’ documents, obtained as a result of a Hong Kong lawsuit, while Canadian government lawyers will oppose secrecy.

The Huawei executive’s lawyers seek a publication ban on the ‘copious’ documents, obtained as a result of a Hong Kong lawsuit, while Canadian government lawyers will oppose secrecy.

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou wants HSBC evidence kept secret in Canadian extradition battle
11 Jun 2021 - 2:33PM
Foreign interference is ‘not in our genes’, China’s embassy in Canada says, denying diaspora ‘harassment’ report

The embassy rejects a report to Canadian parliament by advocacy group Alliance Canada Hong Kong that accused Beijing of creating ‘a global system of control, surveillance, and influence’ over the Chinese diaspora.

The embassy rejects a report to Canadian parliament by advocacy group Alliance Canada Hong Kong that accused Beijing of creating ‘a global system of control, surveillance, and influence’ over the Chinese diaspora.

Foreign interference is ‘not in our genes’, China’s embassy in Canada says, denying diaspora ‘harassment’ report
8 Jun 2021 - 10:21PM
Chinese online feud spills into real life, as woman is stabbed inside Vancouver courtroom

Two women who ‘barely know one another’ began trading insults on a Chinese internet forum in 2005; on Tuesday, one was stabbed and seriously hurt.

Two women who ‘barely know one another’ began trading insults on a Chinese internet forum in 2005; on Tuesday, one was stabbed and seriously hurt.

Chinese online feud spills into real life, as woman is stabbed inside Vancouver courtroom
28 May 2021 - 5:42AM
Coronavirus: Post exposes undisclosed Vancouver outbreaks, as medical chief says relatives blame her for deaths

Twelve people were infected and two residents died in one outbreak, which was only revealed after the Post told authorities it had documentation of the incident.

Twelve people were infected and two residents died in one outbreak, which was only revealed after the Post told authorities it had documentation of the incident.

Coronavirus: Post exposes undisclosed Vancouver outbreaks, as medical chief says relatives blame her for deaths
24 May 2021 - 11:01AM
192 died in Vancouver care homes under policy that delayed Covid-19 outbreak declarations

At least 192 residents died of Covid-19, with more than 1,000 people infected, at Vancouver-area care homes where the declaration of coronavirus outbreaks was delayed as part of an official policy, a South China Morning Post investigation has found. Under the strategy, care home outbreaks were deliberately not declared if just one “low risk” worker became infected. 

At least 192 residents died of Covid-19, with more than 1,000 people infected, at Vancouver-area care homes where the declaration of coronavirus outbreaks was delayed as part of an official policy, a South China Morning Post investigation has found. Under the strategy, care home outbreaks were deliberately not declared if just one “low risk” worker became infected. 

192 died in Vancouver care homes under policy that delayed Covid-19 outbreak declarations
20 May 2021 - 11:59AM
‘Heartbroken’ British Columbians deserve answers about Post report on coronavirus in care homes, legislative assembly members tell minister

Health Minister Adrian Dix has come under fire in the provincial legislature for two days about the investigation, which revealed 42 care home outbreaks and 192 deaths under a policy known as enhanced surveillance.

Health Minister Adrian Dix has come under fire in the provincial legislature for two days about the investigation, which revealed 42 care home outbreaks and 192 deaths under a policy known as enhanced surveillance.

‘Heartbroken’ British Columbians deserve answers about Post report on coronavirus in care homes, legislative assembly members tell minister
20 May 2021 - 11:45AM
Vancouver police search for men who spat on and spray-painted Chinese consulate

Police seek help to identify two suspects behind separate ‘disrespectful and intolerable acts’ against the consulate.

Police seek help to identify two suspects behind separate ‘disrespectful and intolerable acts’ against the consulate.

Vancouver police search for men who spat on and spray-painted Chinese consulate
15 May 2021 - 6:39AM
British Columbia’s health minister vows to act on SCMP report that Vancouver care homes delayed declaring Covid-19 outbreaks

Adrian Dix ‘resolved to look into this very important matter’ after Post revealed 192 died in homes where outbreaks weren’t declared when staff first fell ill. Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry defended the strategy, saying it prevented ‘severe’ outbreak restrictions being unnecessarily imposed on elders.

Adrian Dix ‘resolved to look into this very important matter’ after Post revealed 192 died in homes where outbreaks weren’t declared when staff first fell ill. Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry defended the strategy, saying it prevented ‘severe’ outbreak restrictions being unnecessarily imposed on elders.

British Columbia’s health minister vows to act on SCMP report that Vancouver care homes delayed declaring Covid-19 outbreaks
20 May 2021 - 11:44AM
Investigation: 192 died in Vancouver care homes that delayed declaring coronavirus outbreaks

A Post investigation finds the virus infected more than 1,000 people at 42 care homes where outbreak status was deliberately not declared when ‘low risk’ staff fell ill.

A Post investigation finds the virus infected more than 1,000 people at 42 care homes where outbreak status was deliberately not declared when ‘low risk’ staff fell ill.

Investigation: 192 died in Vancouver care homes that delayed declaring coronavirus outbreaks
20 May 2021 - 11:43AM
Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou opens new front in marathon extradition battle, seeking to admit new HSBC evidence

The Supreme Court of British Columbia will hear arguments about admitting the new evidence in June. The nature of the material has not been revealed, but Meng’s lawyers hope it will boost their contention that she is a victim of an abuse of process.

The Supreme Court of British Columbia will hear arguments about admitting the new evidence in June. The nature of the material has not been revealed, but Meng’s lawyers hope it will boost their contention that she is a victim of an abuse of process.

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou opens new front in marathon extradition battle, seeking to admit new HSBC evidence
13 May 2021 - 10:41PM
Another unexpected delay in Meng Wanzhou’s marathon extradition case, as technical difficulties thwart virtual hearing

A hearing to chart the future of the Huawei executive’s case in Vancouver has been delayed until next week.

A hearing to chart the future of the Huawei executive’s case in Vancouver has been delayed until next week.

Another unexpected delay in Meng Wanzhou’s marathon extradition case, as technical difficulties thwart virtual hearing
8 May 2021 - 3:54AM
Path remains murky for Meng Wanzhou’s marathon extradition battle, after HSBC evidence triggers delays

Discussions about how to revamp the schedule for the Huawei executive’s case have been adjourned for another nine days.

Discussions about how to revamp the schedule for the Huawei executive’s case have been adjourned for another nine days.

Path remains murky for Meng Wanzhou’s marathon extradition battle, after HSBC evidence triggers delays
29 Apr 2021 - 5:27AM
Huawei has not violated a court order by sharing information with Meng Wanzhou, says US judge

Huawei and Meng were indicted for bank fraud and other crimes, and Meng was arrested on a US warrant in Vancouver in 2018.

Huawei and Meng were indicted for bank fraud and other crimes, and Meng was arrested on a US warrant in Vancouver in 2018.

Huawei has not violated a court order by sharing information with Meng Wanzhou, says US judge
27 Apr 2021 - 5:40AM
‘Yellow Objects’ show keeps Hong Kong protest themes alive with subversive humour and Canadian public funding

Most of the artists taking part in the multimedia show do so anonymously or using pseudonyms, in fear of Hong Kong’s National Security Law.

Most of the artists taking part in the multimedia show do so anonymously or using pseudonyms, in fear of Hong Kong’s National Security Law.

‘Yellow Objects’ show keeps Hong Kong protest themes alive with subversive humour and Canadian public funding
27 Apr 2021 - 10:18AM
Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou wins bid to delay extradition hearing by three months, throwing marathon case into turmoil

The ruling by a Canadian judge came after Meng said new evidence from HSBC could bolster her claim the US had misled the court about its fraud case against her. The final stage of the extradition case has been rescheduled for early August.

The ruling by a Canadian judge came after Meng said new evidence from HSBC could bolster her claim the US had misled the court about its fraud case against her. The final stage of the extradition case has been rescheduled for early August.

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou wins bid to delay extradition hearing by three months, throwing marathon case into turmoil
22 Apr 2021 - 12:05PM
Meng Wanzhou seeks three-month delay to marathon extradition case, citing new evidence from HSBC

The Huawei executive’s lawyers say new evidence from the bank may help prove that US authorities have misled the Canadian court.

The Huawei executive’s lawyers say new evidence from the bank may help prove that US authorities have misled the Canadian court.

Meng Wanzhou seeks three-month delay to marathon extradition case, citing new evidence from HSBC
20 Apr 2021 - 5:33AM
This Chinese-Canadian scientist helped cure Ebola. Now she’s at the centre of a viral security drama

Mystery surrounds Dr Qiu Xiangguo and her husband amid a two-year police investigation, a shipment of viruses to Wuhan, internet conspiracy theories, and a wall of official silence.

Mystery surrounds Dr Qiu Xiangguo and her husband amid a two-year police investigation, a shipment of viruses to Wuhan, internet conspiracy theories, and a wall of official silence.

This Chinese-Canadian scientist helped cure Ebola. Now she’s at the centre of a viral security drama
16 Apr 2021 - 5:48AM
Declare yourself a Hongkonger, not simply Chinese, Canadian census campaign urges

The “I Am Hong Konger” campaign aims to boost recognition of an identity that organisers say is under threat of erasure.

The “I Am Hong Konger” campaign aims to boost recognition of an identity that organisers say is under threat of erasure.

Declare yourself a Hongkonger, not simply Chinese, Canadian census campaign urges
16 Apr 2021 - 10:56AM
Meng Wanzhou’s extradition judge should not decide on US jurisdiction, Canadian government lawyer says

The Canadian government’s top lawyer says jurisdiction over fraud charges against Huawei executive is a matter for the justice minister and a US trial to decide.

The Canadian government’s top lawyer says jurisdiction over fraud charges against Huawei executive is a matter for the justice minister and a US trial to decide.

Meng Wanzhou’s extradition judge should not decide on US jurisdiction, Canadian government lawyer says
4 Apr 2021 - 4:09AM