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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‘No mask, no service’: In Vancouver, anti-coronavirus face coverings go mainstream, as fears grow over shortages for health workers

Once a preserve of Asian communities, mask wearing has become increasingly common in broader Vancouver, even as British Columbia’s health officer warns of ‘tenuous’ supplies for health staff.

28 Mar 2020 - 5:46AM

Once a preserve of Asian communities, mask wearing has become increasingly common in broader Vancouver, even as British Columbia’s health officer warns of ‘tenuous’ supplies for health staff.

‘No mask, no service’: In Vancouver, anti-coronavirus face coverings go mainstream, as fears grow over shortages for health workers
Coronavirus: British Columbia is testing for Covid-19 faster per head than South Korea, even at its peak

3,500 Covid-19 tests are being conducted in the Canadian province daily, the health minister says, a rate that easily exceeds South Korea’s rate per capita and is triple the rate in the rest of Canada

27 Mar 2020 - 12:05AM

3,500 Covid-19 tests are being conducted in the Canadian province daily, the health minister says, a rate that easily exceeds South Korea’s rate per capita and is triple the rate in the rest of Canada

Coronavirus: British Columbia is testing for Covid-19 faster per head than South Korea, even at its peak
The Hongcouver | Coronavirus: ‘Calm and reassuring’ didn’t convince Vancouver’s Covidiots to stay home. Maybe it’s time for fear and forcefulness

British Columbia’s health officer Dr Bonnie Henry has been a beacon of calm authority amid the Covid-19 outbreak – but some doctors want her to get tough.

25 Mar 2020 - 7:42AM

British Columbia’s health officer Dr Bonnie Henry has been a beacon of calm authority amid the Covid-19 outbreak – but some doctors want her to get tough.

Coronavirus: ‘Calm and reassuring’ didn’t convince Vancouver’s Covidiots to stay home. Maybe it’s time for fear and forcefulness
The Hongcouver | Coronavirus: Go home Vancouver. Stay home. Covid-19 social distancing is not a party on the beach

Photos of British Columbians gathering in big numbers at Kitsilano Beach and Whistler show they have much to learn about social distancing.

20 Mar 2020 - 3:10PM

Photos of British Columbians gathering in big numbers at Kitsilano Beach and Whistler show they have much to learn about social distancing.

Coronavirus: Go home Vancouver. Stay home. Covid-19 social distancing is not a party on the beach
Coronavirus: International alert as Hong Kong skiers return from Whistler and Vancouver infected with Covid-19

Hong Kong authorities have alerted Canadian counterparts after the two women tested positive immediately upon their return from an eight-day ski holiday

18 Mar 2020 - 2:59AM

Hong Kong authorities have alerted Canadian counterparts after the two women tested positive immediately upon their return from an eight-day ski holiday

Coronavirus: International alert as Hong Kong skiers return from Whistler and Vancouver infected with Covid-19
Coronavirus: Canada shutting borders to non-citizens and non-residents in dramatic escalation of pandemic fight

US citizens will be exempted from the ban, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – but British Columbia’s health minister tells Americans to stay away

17 Mar 2020 - 8:55AM

US citizens will be exempted from the ban, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – but British Columbia’s health minister tells Americans to stay away

Coronavirus: Canada shutting borders to non-citizens and non-residents in dramatic escalation of pandemic fight
Singapore billionaire Oei Hong Leong says Vancouver developer threatened ‘bodily harm’ in US$175 million lawsuit

Oei Hong Leong’s unproven lawsuit says Canada’s Concord Pacific tried to thwart efforts to find alternative partners to develop trophy site.

15 Mar 2020 - 2:38AM

Oei Hong Leong’s unproven lawsuit says Canada’s Concord Pacific tried to thwart efforts to find alternative partners to develop trophy site.

Singapore billionaire Oei Hong Leong says Vancouver developer threatened ‘bodily harm’ in US$175 million lawsuit
‘We have to do this’: PM Justin Trudeau warns Canadians not to travel abroad and tells of isolation after wife’s coronavirus diagnosis

Canada shuts down parliament, advises against all non-essential travel outside the country and limits inbound flights.

14 Mar 2020 - 11:28PM

Canada shuts down parliament, advises against all non-essential travel outside the country and limits inbound flights.

‘We have to do this’: PM Justin Trudeau warns Canadians not to travel abroad and tells of isolation after wife’s coronavirus diagnosis
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, tests positive for coronavirus

PM’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau started having flu-like symptoms after returning from speaking engagement in Britain.

13 Mar 2020 - 11:19AM

PM’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau started having flu-like symptoms after returning from speaking engagement in Britain.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, tests positive for coronavirus
Coronavirus: vaccines ‘on track for emergency use’ in April

Chinese health official says progress being made on five vaccine fronts but difficulties expected.

6 Mar 2020 - 7:01PM

Chinese health official says progress being made on five vaccine fronts but difficulties expected.

Coronavirus: vaccines ‘on track for emergency use’ in April
Coronavirus: Canada’s first case of community infection announced in British Columbia

Woman had no recent travel history and no known contact with any other patients.

6 Mar 2020 - 3:14PM

Woman had no recent travel history and no known contact with any other patients.

Coronavirus: Canada’s first case of community infection announced in British Columbia
The Hongcouver | Panic at the Costco: coronavirus, a bogus photo and the contagion of fear behind Vancouver’s supermarket stampede

The Hongcouver Blog: A much-shared photo said to show panic buying in the Vancouver satellite of Richmond wasn’t even taken in Canada – but it fuelled real panic buying in the region

8 Mar 2020 - 2:02AM

The Hongcouver Blog: A much-shared photo said to show panic buying in the Vancouver satellite of Richmond wasn’t even taken in Canada – but it fuelled real panic buying in the region

Panic at the Costco: coronavirus, a bogus photo and the contagion of fear behind Vancouver’s supermarket stampede
The Hongcouver | Vancouver’s Chinese restaurants are empty amid coronavirus fears. If misinformation is to blame, so is China’s embassy

For weeks, China’s embassy has been telling people to avoid crowds in Canada, while local authorities blame online mischief for the woes of Chinese restaurants

22 Feb 2020 - 7:30AM

For weeks, China’s embassy has been telling people to avoid crowds in Canada, while local authorities blame online mischief for the woes of Chinese restaurants

Vancouver’s Chinese restaurants are empty amid coronavirus fears. If misinformation is to blame, so is China’s embassy
New Canadian coronavirus patient never went to China, but had visited Iran

Health authorities say latest case could be ‘indicator that there’s more widespread transmission’.

21 Feb 2020 - 11:58PM

Health authorities say latest case could be ‘indicator that there’s more widespread transmission’.

New Canadian coronavirus patient never went to China, but had visited Iran
‘Project Snowflake’: Fraud claim hits sale of Vancouver mountain involving China investment giant CMIG, US$100m loans and a US$381,000 private jet flight from Shanghai

The lawsuit claims a co-investor was a victim of ‘fraudulent misrepresentation’ that deprived him of a 30 per cent share of the Grouse Mountain ski resort. He says he paid millions towards the 2017 deal in which China Minsheng Investment Group took a 40 per cent stake.

15 Feb 2020 - 7:12AM

The lawsuit claims a co-investor was a victim of ‘fraudulent misrepresentation’ that deprived him of a 30 per cent share of the Grouse Mountain ski resort. He says he paid millions towards the 2017 deal in which China Minsheng Investment Group took a 40 per cent stake.

‘Project Snowflake’: Fraud claim hits sale of Vancouver mountain involving China investment giant CMIG, US$100m loans and a US$381,000 private jet flight from Shanghai
The goddess: a Vancouver Valentine of love, lawsuits, mansions and millionaires

A Chinese tycoon gave Peipei Li US$13 million and bigamously wed her in Las Vegas; four weeks later, another man got on his knees to promise her his love and a Ferrari. Li is now involved in a mountain of litigation with the men.

14 Feb 2020 - 7:12AM

A Chinese tycoon gave Peipei Li US$13 million and bigamously wed her in Las Vegas; four weeks later, another man got on his knees to promise her his love and a Ferrari. Li is now involved in a mountain of litigation with the men.

The goddess: a Vancouver Valentine of love, lawsuits, mansions and millionaires
Visitors from Wuhan ‘certain’ to have infected Vancouver woman with coronavirus, making her British Columbia’s second patient

The woman and her guests are all under isolation in the same home, say Canadian authorities who are tracing their recent movements. Despite the apparent case of human-to-human transmission, none of the visitors has shown any symptoms.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:05PM

The woman and her guests are all under isolation in the same home, say Canadian authorities who are tracing their recent movements. Despite the apparent case of human-to-human transmission, none of the visitors has shown any symptoms.

Visitors from Wuhan ‘certain’ to have infected Vancouver woman with coronavirus, making her British Columbia’s second patient
WeChat user is charged US$38,000 after spreading fake news in Canada, putting scrutiny on a freewheeling political arena

Toronto construction worker Wu Jian has lost a defamation lawsuit for using WeChat to spread what a judge called malicious falsehoods about community leader Zhong Xinsheng.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:54PM

Toronto construction worker Wu Jian has lost a defamation lawsuit for using WeChat to spread what a judge called malicious falsehoods about community leader Zhong Xinsheng.

WeChat user is charged US$38,000 after spreading fake news in Canada, putting scrutiny on a freewheeling political arena
The dentist, the donor, the dude in the van: Canadian coronavirus profiteers run rampant as Vancouver donates thousands of N95 medical masks to Wuhan

A network of donors in Canada is sending much-needed N95 face masks and other medical supplies to the Chinese epicentre of the outbreak. But local stores have sold out of N95 face masks, as private resellers reap big profits from concerns about the outbreak.

15 Feb 2020 - 6:11PM

A network of donors in Canada is sending much-needed N95 face masks and other medical supplies to the Chinese epicentre of the outbreak. But local stores have sold out of N95 face masks, as private resellers reap big profits from concerns about the outbreak.

The dentist, the donor, the dude in the van: Canadian coronavirus profiteers run rampant as Vancouver donates thousands of N95 medical masks to Wuhan
China coronavirus: Vancouver announces first case, a man who travelled to Wuhan

Patient in his 40s ‘regularly travels to China for his work and was in Wuhan city on his most recent trip’, health official says, as China’s embassy begins telling people in Canada to wear face masks in crowds and curtail gatherings.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:05PM

Patient in his 40s ‘regularly travels to China for his work and was in Wuhan city on his most recent trip’, health official says, as China’s embassy begins telling people in Canada to wear face masks in crowds and curtail gatherings.

China coronavirus: Vancouver announces first case, a man who travelled to Wuhan
The Hongcouver | Those Asian people wearing face masks amid coronavirus fears? They aren’t crazy, stupid or ridiculous, Vancouver

There’s nothing particularly funny about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak – but some Canadians find Asians in face masks to be the height of ludicrousness, ignoring the trauma Sars inflicted on a generation of Hongkongers.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:05PM

There’s nothing particularly funny about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak – but some Canadians find Asians in face masks to be the height of ludicrousness, ignoring the trauma Sars inflicted on a generation of Hongkongers.

Those Asian people wearing face masks amid coronavirus fears? They aren’t crazy, stupid or ridiculous, Vancouver
Police and FBI feared Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou would escape via China’s consulate in Vancouver. Then the consulate hired her private jailers too

Guards from Lions Gate Risk Management, who are tasked with preventing Meng Wanzhou from escaping, also worked for China’s consulate in Vancouver, video shows.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:22PM

Guards from Lions Gate Risk Management, who are tasked with preventing Meng Wanzhou from escaping, also worked for China’s consulate in Vancouver, video shows.

Police and FBI feared Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou would escape via China’s consulate in Vancouver. Then the consulate hired her private jailers too
Meng Wanzhou extradition case embarrasses Canadian court, lawyer says, rejecting Huawei fraud claim

The fraud charges are a ‘pose’ designed to disguise a case really about US sanctions on Iran that are rejected by ‘the rest of the civilised world’, lawyer says, before judge reserves judgment and adjourns proceedings.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:29PM

The fraud charges are a ‘pose’ designed to disguise a case really about US sanctions on Iran that are rejected by ‘the rest of the civilised world’, lawyer says, before judge reserves judgment and adjourns proceedings.

Meng Wanzhou extradition case embarrasses Canadian court, lawyer says, rejecting Huawei fraud claim
Free Meng Wanzhou and send $$$ for nudez: the weird world of Vancouver’s unlikely anti-extradition activists

Some protesters said they were paid to take part in what they were told was a music video or professional film shoot – but to their surprise discovered the rally related to an actual court case

17 Feb 2020 - 2:36PM

Some protesters said they were paid to take part in what they were told was a music video or professional film shoot – but to their surprise discovered the rally related to an actual court case

Free Meng Wanzhou and send $$$ for nudez: the weird world of Vancouver’s unlikely anti-extradition activists
Meng Wanzhou’s ‘lies’ to HSBC are a clear case of fraud, Canadian lawyer tells extradition hearing

In third day of hearings over whether Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, held in Vancouver for 13 months, should be extradited to the US, government lawyer says fraud charges meet standard.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:33PM

In third day of hearings over whether Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, held in Vancouver for 13 months, should be extradited to the US, government lawyer says fraud charges meet standard.

Meng Wanzhou’s ‘lies’ to HSBC are a clear case of fraud, Canadian lawyer tells extradition hearing
Judge grills Meng Wanzhou’s lawyer over ‘fraud’ on day 2 of Huawei CFO’s Canada extradition hearing

There were intense exchanges on the rule of ‘double criminality’ that must be established in any extradition case. Meng’s lead lawyer Richard Peck has derided the fraud allegations against the Huawei executive as a ‘fiction’.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:43PM

There were intense exchanges on the rule of ‘double criminality’ that must be established in any extradition case. Meng’s lead lawyer Richard Peck has derided the fraud allegations against the Huawei executive as a ‘fiction’.

Judge grills Meng Wanzhou’s lawyer over ‘fraud’ on day 2 of Huawei CFO’s Canada extradition hearing
Meng Wanzhou extradition hearings finally begin, with defence blasting fraud case against Huawei CFO as ‘fiction’

The case against the Huawei executive has infuriated China, which says it is politically motivated. Meng’s lawyers say the case fails the test of ‘double criminality’ required for extradition.

16 Feb 2020 - 5:25PM

The case against the Huawei executive has infuriated China, which says it is politically motivated. Meng’s lawyers say the case fails the test of ‘double criminality’ required for extradition.

Meng Wanzhou extradition hearings finally begin, with defence blasting fraud case against Huawei CFO as ‘fiction’
Meng Wanzhou extradition battle could stretch past November, as Canada seeks to deny Huawei executive access to documents

Canadian government lawyer says extending the case is a possibility, after warning of litigation over ‘privileged’ documents. Formal hearings are set to begin next week with arguments about whether the case satisfies the extradition requirement of ‘double criminality’.

16 Feb 2020 - 6:09PM

Canadian government lawyer says extending the case is a possibility, after warning of litigation over ‘privileged’ documents. Formal hearings are set to begin next week with arguments about whether the case satisfies the extradition requirement of ‘double criminality’.

Meng Wanzhou extradition battle could stretch past November, as Canada seeks to deny Huawei executive access to documents
Meng Wanzhou: judge rejects media request to broadcast Huawei executive’s extradition hearing

A consortium of media applied to film next week’s hearing in Vancouver, but a judge said it could affect impartiality of witnesses and jurors in a potential US trial.

16 Feb 2020 - 6:37PM

A consortium of media applied to film next week’s hearing in Vancouver, but a judge said it could affect impartiality of witnesses and jurors in a potential US trial.

Meng Wanzhou: judge rejects media request to broadcast Huawei executive’s extradition hearing
Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou defrauded HSBC into loaning billions with ‘misrepresentations’ about Iran, Canada says, telling court to reject her bid for release

HSBC only continued to do business with Huawei because of Meng’s claims that the firm had cut ties with Skycom, a company operating in Iran, lawyers say.

17 Feb 2020 - 5:05PM

HSBC only continued to do business with Huawei because of Meng’s claims that the firm had cut ties with Skycom, a company operating in Iran, lawyers say.

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou defrauded HSBC into loaning billions with ‘misrepresentations’ about Iran, Canada says, telling court to reject her bid for release