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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Canada border officer denies police directed handling of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou, undermining her claims of covert plot

Border officer Scott Kirkland said he was ‘in shock’ when he realised the impending magnitude of the Huawei executive’s case, but police played no role in how he and colleagues handled her.

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Border officer Scott Kirkland said he was ‘in shock’ when he realised the impending magnitude of the Huawei executive’s case, but police played no role in how he and colleagues handled her.

Canada border officer denies police directed handling of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou, undermining her claims of covert plot
Canadian officer who arrested Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou said she might have put up fight, but boss said there were ‘no safety concerns’

Constable Winston Yep had testified that safety considerations helped sway a decision not to arrest Meng on her plane after it arrived in Vancouver. Meng’s lawyers say the delay was part of a covert plot to gather evidence against her.

28 Oct 2020 - 11:15PM

Constable Winston Yep had testified that safety considerations helped sway a decision not to arrest Meng on her plane after it arrived in Vancouver. Meng’s lawyers say the delay was part of a covert plot to gather evidence against her.

Canadian officer who arrested Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou said she might have put up fight, but boss said there were ‘no safety concerns’
Canadian police officer says he feared Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou would ‘put up a fight’ during arrest

The officer said Meng was not arrested on-board a plane when she arrived at Vancouver’s airport because of concerns about ‘what she was capable of’.

27 Oct 2020 - 10:41PM

The officer said Meng was not arrested on-board a plane when she arrived at Vancouver’s airport because of concerns about ‘what she was capable of’.

Canadian police officer says he feared Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou would ‘put up a fight’ during arrest
Canadian MPs will investigate ‘safe haven’ plan for Hongkongers fleeing national security law

A parliamentary committee has unanimously backed a study of how to help Hong Kong people fleeing ‘persecution’ under the new national security law.

23 Oct 2020 - 11:32PM

A parliamentary committee has unanimously backed a study of how to help Hong Kong people fleeing ‘persecution’ under the new national security law.

Canadian MPs will investigate ‘safe haven’ plan for Hongkongers fleeing national security law
China unleashed ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy on Canada. It may have backfired

Ambassador Cong Peiwu’s remarks on the safety of 300,000 Canadians in Hong Kong may have stiffened the Trudeau government’s stance, and emboldened China hawks.

21 Oct 2020 - 5:28AM

Ambassador Cong Peiwu’s remarks on the safety of 300,000 Canadians in Hong Kong may have stiffened the Trudeau government’s stance, and emboldened China hawks.

China unleashed ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy on Canada. It may have backfired
Chinese envoy Cong Peiwu warns Canada against granting asylum to Hong Kong protesters

Responding to media report that couple from city had been given refugee status, ambassador Cong Peiwu says such ‘interference’ from Ottawa would encourage ‘violent criminals’.

16 Oct 2020 - 11:26PM

Responding to media report that couple from city had been given refugee status, ambassador Cong Peiwu says such ‘interference’ from Ottawa would encourage ‘violent criminals’.

Chinese envoy Cong Peiwu warns Canada against granting asylum to Hong Kong protesters
Hong Kong campaigners want China on British Columbia’s election agenda, branding some candidates ‘CCP leaning’

The ‘No BC for Xi’ campaign is asking provincial candidates to disavow China’s Belt and Road Initiative and reject donations from Beijing or its proxies.

15 Oct 2020 - 7:43PM

The ‘No BC for Xi’ campaign is asking provincial candidates to disavow China’s Belt and Road Initiative and reject donations from Beijing or its proxies.

Hong Kong campaigners want China on British Columbia’s election agenda, branding some candidates ‘CCP leaning’
Grief as Vancouver’s most beloved Hong Kong cafe closes. But can the spirit of Goldstone Bakery be saved?

Over 34 years Goldstone Bakery has been a pillar of Chinatown. Historian Henry Yu says the outpouring of sadness over the iconic restaurant’s closure should be harnessed.

10 Oct 2020 - 5:56AM

Over 34 years Goldstone Bakery has been a pillar of Chinatown. Historian Henry Yu says the outpouring of sadness over the iconic restaurant’s closure should be harnessed.

Grief as Vancouver’s most beloved Hong Kong cafe closes. But can the spirit of Goldstone Bakery be saved?
Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou loses court bid to see Canada-US emails about her arrest

Canada had claimed lawyer-client privilege over 19 documents, with a judge upholding protection for 18 of them.

10 Oct 2020 - 10:42PM

Canada had claimed lawyer-client privilege over 19 documents, with a judge upholding protection for 18 of them.

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou loses court bid to see Canada-US emails about her arrest
‘Kind, non-violent’ killer who chopped Chinese tycoon into 108 pieces at Vancouver mansion is sentenced

Li Zhao will serve another two years and four months behind bars for killing Gang Yuan in 2015, then ‘obliterating’ the body. The judge said there was nothing in Zhao’s previous life that hinted at his ability to commit such a grisly crime.

6 Oct 2020 - 11:26PM

Li Zhao will serve another two years and four months behind bars for killing Gang Yuan in 2015, then ‘obliterating’ the body. The judge said there was nothing in Zhao’s previous life that hinted at his ability to commit such a grisly crime.

‘Kind, non-violent’ killer who chopped Chinese tycoon into 108 pieces at Vancouver mansion is sentenced
Who was Li Bolun? Disgraced Citic media mogul’s death leaves legacy of litigation at Chinese Canadian newspaper

Li Bolun was one of the most powerful figures in the Chinese entertainment industry. His precipitous fall from favour has left a legacy of legal wrangling over the ownership of a Canadian Chinese media company.

5 Oct 2020 - 4:41PM

Li Bolun was one of the most powerful figures in the Chinese entertainment industry. His precipitous fall from favour has left a legacy of legal wrangling over the ownership of a Canadian Chinese media company.

Who was Li Bolun? Disgraced Citic media mogul’s death leaves legacy of litigation at Chinese Canadian newspaper
Huawei executive’s extradition is no ‘garden-variety’ case because of Donald Trump, her lawyer says

Attorney tells a Canadian judge she should ignore case law when deciding whether to admit new evidence in Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case.

1 Oct 2020 - 11:36PM

Attorney tells a Canadian judge she should ignore case law when deciding whether to admit new evidence in Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case.

Huawei executive’s extradition is no ‘garden-variety’ case because of Donald Trump, her lawyer says
Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou is wasting court’s time with doomed extradition manoeuvres, Canada lawyer says

Government lawyer Robert Frater calls for the ‘summary rejection’ of applications by Meng’s lawyers attacking the US record of the fraud case against her.

30 Sep 2020 - 8:03AM

Government lawyer Robert Frater calls for the ‘summary rejection’ of applications by Meng’s lawyers attacking the US record of the fraud case against her.

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou is wasting court’s time with doomed extradition manoeuvres, Canada lawyer says
US misled Canadian court about its case against Meng Wanzhou so badly she must be freed, say her lawyers

Huawei CFO Meng returned to the BC Supreme Court for her extradition case for the first time since May.

29 Sep 2020 - 7:43AM

Huawei CFO Meng returned to the BC Supreme Court for her extradition case for the first time since May.

US misled Canadian court about its case against Meng Wanzhou so badly she must be freed, say her lawyers
Hail of bullets kill an accused China-Vancouver money launderer – and shatter myth of a victimless crime

An anti-money-laundering expert said the brazen restaurant hit suggested someone did not want investigations into Jian Jun Zhu’s underground bank, Silver International, to proceed.

25 Sep 2020 - 7:06AM

An anti-money-laundering expert said the brazen restaurant hit suggested someone did not want investigations into Jian Jun Zhu’s underground bank, Silver International, to proceed.

Hail of bullets kill an accused China-Vancouver money launderer – and shatter myth of a victimless crime
The Hongcouver | China virus? North America’s most Chinese city is one of the most coronavirus-free places on the continent

Richmond is just 30km (19 miles) from the US border. But its pandemic performance might as well be on a different planet.

19 Sep 2020 - 3:14AM

Richmond is just 30km (19 miles) from the US border. But its pandemic performance might as well be on a different planet.

China virus? North America’s most Chinese city is one of the most coronavirus-free places on the continent
Meet the transnationals: They moved to Canada but never really left Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s year of turmoil has been felt with particular intensity in Canada, thanks to hundreds of thousands who divide lives and emotions between both places. It is a phenomenon explained by immigration history and tax rules.

1 Oct 2020 - 10:23AM

Hong Kong’s year of turmoil has been felt with particular intensity in Canada, thanks to hundreds of thousands who divide lives and emotions between both places. It is a phenomenon explained by immigration history and tax rules.

Meet the transnationals: They moved to Canada but never really left Hong Kong
Canada court rejects Meng Wanzhou’s bid to see documents about arrest that officials fear could damage ties with China

In a blow to the Huawei executive, a Federal Court judge has ruled that six spy agency documents will remain redacted.

26 Aug 2020 - 6:30AM

In a blow to the Huawei executive, a Federal Court judge has ruled that six spy agency documents will remain redacted.

Canada court rejects Meng Wanzhou’s bid to see documents about arrest that officials fear could damage ties with China
Meng Wanzhou and her lawyers are excluded as Canadian extradition case moves behind closed doors

A Vancouver judge hears potentially sensitive evidence that Canadian government lawyers want withheld, on grounds including national security. Meng’s lawyers hope the evidence will bolster a case that she is the victim of an abuse of process.

19 Aug 2020 - 5:33AM

A Vancouver judge hears potentially sensitive evidence that Canadian government lawyers want withheld, on grounds including national security. Meng’s lawyers hope the evidence will bolster a case that she is the victim of an abuse of process.

Meng Wanzhou and her lawyers are excluded as Canadian extradition case moves behind closed doors
Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers want evidence revealed, saying documents cannot be redacted to shield official ‘misconduct’

At an extradition hearing in Vancouver, a lawyer for Huawei executive Meng suggests redactions to documents concerning her arrest could have been made for ‘strategic’ purposes.

18 Aug 2020 - 12:12PM

At an extradition hearing in Vancouver, a lawyer for Huawei executive Meng suggests redactions to documents concerning her arrest could have been made for ‘strategic’ purposes.

Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers want evidence revealed, saying documents cannot be redacted to shield official ‘misconduct’
East Asians have Toronto’s lowest coronavirus infection rate. But other Asian groups are suffering badly

Toronto’s ethnic Chinese are weathering the epidemic well. It’s a much different story for Filipinos, South Asians and all other non-whites.

6 Aug 2020 - 1:50PM

Toronto’s ethnic Chinese are weathering the epidemic well. It’s a much different story for Filipinos, South Asians and all other non-whites.

East Asians have Toronto’s lowest coronavirus infection rate. But other Asian groups are suffering badly
China’s top diplomat in Vancouver blasts ‘brutal’ Canada for meddling in response to Hong Kong national security law

Consul General Tong Xiaoling said Ottawa’s ‘conspiracy’ against new national security law in Hong Kong was useless, and the legislation would protect Canadian investors in an ‘efficient’ way.

30 Jul 2020 - 6:59AM

Consul General Tong Xiaoling said Ottawa’s ‘conspiracy’ against new national security law in Hong Kong was useless, and the legislation would protect Canadian investors in an ‘efficient’ way.

China’s top diplomat in Vancouver blasts ‘brutal’ Canada for meddling in response to Hong Kong national security law
Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou seeks Canadian spy-service documents, claiming national security ‘cover-up’ about her arrest

Meng Wanzhou wants fuller access to the redacted documents about her arrest, as she seeks to have her extradition case thrown out as an abuse of process.

28 Jul 2020 - 11:21PM

Meng Wanzhou wants fuller access to the redacted documents about her arrest, as she seeks to have her extradition case thrown out as an abuse of process.

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou seeks Canadian spy-service documents, claiming national security ‘cover-up’ about her arrest
Meng Wanzhou: lawyers seek halt to ‘poisoned’ case, accusing Trump and Trudeau of meddling

They call for Vancouver court to stay proceedings against Meng in new legal submissions, based on claims of political interference and abuse of process.

24 Jul 2020 - 8:19PM

They call for Vancouver court to stay proceedings against Meng in new legal submissions, based on claims of political interference and abuse of process.

Meng Wanzhou: lawyers seek halt to ‘poisoned’ case, accusing Trump and Trudeau of meddling
Vancouver man is charged in attack on Chinese dementia sufferer, 92, after hate-crime investigation

Jamie Allen Bezanson had been charged with assault, more than four months after the incident in which a man surnamed Kwong was hurled from a store

24 Jul 2020 - 7:59AM

Jamie Allen Bezanson had been charged with assault, more than four months after the incident in which a man surnamed Kwong was hurled from a store

Vancouver man is charged in attack on Chinese dementia sufferer, 92, after hate-crime investigation
This gargantuan US$16 million Canadian ‘farmhouse’ is last hurrah for a wild real estate bonanza, fuelled by Chinese money

The 22,317 sq ft home, with a chandelier the size of a compact car and a jade-lined master ensuite, is one of the last mega mansions to be built on Richmond farmland. The giant home is part of a remarkable phenomenon that saw farms sell to mansion builders for 100 times their official valuation.

24 Jul 2020 - 11:14PM

The 22,317 sq ft home, with a chandelier the size of a compact car and a jade-lined master ensuite, is one of the last mega mansions to be built on Richmond farmland. The giant home is part of a remarkable phenomenon that saw farms sell to mansion builders for 100 times their official valuation.

This gargantuan US$16 million Canadian ‘farmhouse’ is last hurrah for a wild real estate bonanza, fuelled by Chinese money
How mysterious Chinese spiritual group ‘Create Abundance’, which promised wealth and cancer cures, made itself at home in Vancouver

SCMP investigation shows founder of ‘Create Abundance’ emerged in Vancouver as principals set up companies and bought multimillion-dollar estates. Canadian police say murder victim Bo Fan was employed by the group.

22 Jul 2020 - 5:16AM

SCMP investigation shows founder of ‘Create Abundance’ emerged in Vancouver as principals set up companies and bought multimillion-dollar estates. Canadian police say murder victim Bo Fan was employed by the group.

How mysterious Chinese spiritual group ‘Create Abundance’, which promised wealth and cancer cures, made itself at home in Vancouver
The Hongcouver | Fear of Hong Kong security law spreads in Vancouver, but some dare wave the black flags of ‘revolution’

Canadian protesters worry they will be arrested if they return to Hong Kong. Some go to great lengths to conceal their identities from authorities and keep their activities secret from family members.

18 Jul 2020 - 4:17AM

Canadian protesters worry they will be arrested if they return to Hong Kong. Some go to great lengths to conceal their identities from authorities and keep their activities secret from family members.

Fear of Hong Kong security law spreads in Vancouver, but some dare wave the black flags of ‘revolution’
Canada faces new pressure to block Huawei from 5G, after UK ban risks marooning Ottawa from Five Eyes intelligence allies

Ex-diplomat Charles Burton says it will now be difficult for Canada to approve Huawei and distinguish itself from its Five Eyes allies.

15 Jul 2020 - 11:07PM

Ex-diplomat Charles Burton says it will now be difficult for Canada to approve Huawei and distinguish itself from its Five Eyes allies.

Canada faces new pressure to block Huawei from 5G, after UK ban risks marooning Ottawa from Five Eyes intelligence allies
Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong amid national security law fears

Foreign Minister Champagne also said Ottawa would not permit the export of sensitive military items to the financial hub.

4 Jul 2020 - 6:56AM

Foreign Minister Champagne also said Ottawa would not permit the export of sensitive military items to the financial hub.

Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong amid national security law fears