Ian Young

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.
Ian Young
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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‘Worst Fast and Furious movie ever’: convoys of Ferrari-driving pro-China patriots rev up protests in Vancouver and Toronto

Police in Vancouver spoke to drivers who honked their horns and revved their engines, in what a critic called a ‘power play’ of ‘conspicuous consumption’.

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Police in Vancouver spoke to drivers who honked their horns and revved their engines, in what a critic called a ‘power play’ of ‘conspicuous consumption’.

‘Worst Fast and Furious movie ever’: convoys of Ferrari-driving pro-China patriots rev up protests in Vancouver and Toronto
Canadian police escort worshippers as ‘bullying’ pro-China protesters surround church holding prayers for Hong Kong

Worshippers ‘would have felt unsafe to just walk out of the door’ without police protection, prayer organiser says, describing the actions of the flag-waving crowd as bullying and intimidation.

20 Aug 2019 - 3:17AM

Worshippers ‘would have felt unsafe to just walk out of the door’ without police protection, prayer organiser says, describing the actions of the flag-waving crowd as bullying and intimidation.

Canadian police escort worshippers as ‘bullying’ pro-China protesters surround church holding prayers for Hong Kong
Chinese immigration and visitor visa applications to Canada plunge since arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

Permanent residency and visitor visa applications have hit their lowest point in recent years after Beijing issued a travel warning about ‘arbitrary detention’.

14 Aug 2019 - 10:20PM

Permanent residency and visitor visa applications have hit their lowest point in recent years after Beijing issued a travel warning about ‘arbitrary detention’.

Chinese immigration and visitor visa applications to Canada plunge since arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou
Chinese tycoon Li Jianhua fights daughter over Canada real estate fortune in lawsuits depicting knife violence, fraud and corporate turmoil

The former Chinese politician denies ‘each and every allegation’ by daughter Carol Li Xiaoqi in their fight over Vancouver assets worth millions.

8 Aug 2019 - 7:56AM

The former Chinese politician denies ‘each and every allegation’ by daughter Carol Li Xiaoqi in their fight over Vancouver assets worth millions.

Chinese tycoon Li Jianhua fights daughter over Canada real estate fortune in lawsuits depicting knife violence, fraud and corporate turmoil
After vandals trash Canadian university’s Hong Kong-protest Lennon Wall, student society blasts ‘bullying’ and vows to set up mobile replacement

Canadian university student society votes to stand up to ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment’ after a ‘Lennon Wall’ supporting Hong Kong protesters was repeatedly trashed.

3 Aug 2019 - 9:51AM

Canadian university student society votes to stand up to ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment’ after a ‘Lennon Wall’ supporting Hong Kong protesters was repeatedly trashed.

After vandals trash Canadian university’s Hong Kong-protest Lennon Wall, student society blasts ‘bullying’ and vows to set up mobile replacement
Chinese aluminium tycoon Liu Zhongtian indicted in US over tariff evasion of US$1.8 billion

China Zhongwang Holdings’ founder is accused of engaged in a scheme that smuggled vast quantities of the metal into the US using firms he secretly controlled.

1 Aug 2019 - 10:44AM

China Zhongwang Holdings’ founder is accused of engaged in a scheme that smuggled vast quantities of the metal into the US using firms he secretly controlled.

Chinese aluminium tycoon Liu Zhongtian indicted in US over tariff evasion of US$1.8 billion
Asian values are no excuse for disinheriting daughters, Canadian court rules, as Vancouver sisters win multimillion-dollar case

A British Columbia law, unique in Canada, forces parents’ wills to fairly provide for all non-dependent adult children, regardless of cultural bias towards sons.

31 Jul 2019 - 1:52PM

A British Columbia law, unique in Canada, forces parents’ wills to fairly provide for all non-dependent adult children, regardless of cultural bias towards sons.

Asian values are no excuse for disinheriting daughters, Canadian court rules, as Vancouver sisters win multimillion-dollar case
Vancouver fights back in tax battle over US$20 million property linked to Chinese billionaire NPC member Zheng Jianjiang

Enforcement of a US$190,000 vacancy tax bill on a home owned by the wife of air-conditioning tycoon Zheng Jianjiang is ‘reasonable and correct’, the city says. The home, since demolished, was uninhabitable and filled with ‘large amounts of human/animal faeces’, says the owner’s lawsuit against the tax bill.

24 Jul 2019 - 11:12PM

Enforcement of a US$190,000 vacancy tax bill on a home owned by the wife of air-conditioning tycoon Zheng Jianjiang is ‘reasonable and correct’, the city says. The home, since demolished, was uninhabitable and filled with ‘large amounts of human/animal faeces’, says the owner’s lawsuit against the tax bill.

Vancouver fights back in tax battle over US$20 million property linked to Chinese billionaire NPC member Zheng Jianjiang
The Hongcouver | On a sunny Vancouver afternoon, he called us ‘the g-word’ and told us to go home

There are plenty of uplifting stories about how people handled racism with dignity and wisdom. This is not one of them.

22 Jul 2019 - 7:07AM

There are plenty of uplifting stories about how people handled racism with dignity and wisdom. This is not one of them.

On a sunny Vancouver afternoon, he called us ‘the g-word’ and told us to go home
Two-thirds of Canadians reject closer ties to China and want Huawei banned from 5G networks, poll says

People’s perceptions of China have ‘deteriorated markedly’, pollster says, while almost three-quarters support government’s handling of Meng Wanzhou case.

19 Jul 2019 - 10:37PM

People’s perceptions of China have ‘deteriorated markedly’, pollster says, while almost three-quarters support government’s handling of Meng Wanzhou case.

Two-thirds of Canadians reject closer ties to China and want Huawei banned from 5G networks, poll says
Wife of Chinese billionaire parliamentarian Zheng Jianjiang sues Vancouver over vacant-home tax bill on US$20 million property

Petition lodged by He Yiju, wife of NPC deputy Zheng Jianjiang, says her home was contaminated by asbestos and faeces when it was hit with a US$190,000 tax bill for being unoccupied.

10 Jul 2019 - 10:36PM

Petition lodged by He Yiju, wife of NPC deputy Zheng Jianjiang, says her home was contaminated by asbestos and faeces when it was hit with a US$190,000 tax bill for being unoccupied.

Wife of Chinese billionaire parliamentarian Zheng Jianjiang sues Vancouver over vacant-home tax bill on US$20 million property
Canadian ads blasted Hong Kong ‘radicals’, invoking blood loyalty to China. Was Beijing’s United Front involved?

There were 208 signatories to the newspaper ads placed in Vancouver, reflecting a recent explosion in mainland-linked groups in Canada.

7 Jul 2019 - 8:31AM

There were 208 signatories to the newspaper ads placed in Vancouver, reflecting a recent explosion in mainland-linked groups in Canada.

Canadian ads blasted Hong Kong ‘radicals’, invoking blood loyalty to China. Was Beijing’s United Front involved?
Foreign ownership main culprit for unaffordable housing in Vancouver, a top destination for Chinese funds, ‘unimpeachable’ study says

A study found a near-perfect 96 per cent correlation between detached housing unaffordability and foreign ownership rates across 14 Vancouver municipalities.

27 Jun 2019 - 12:09AM

A study found a near-perfect 96 per cent correlation between detached housing unaffordability and foreign ownership rates across 14 Vancouver municipalities.

Foreign ownership main culprit for unaffordable housing in Vancouver, a top destination for Chinese funds, ‘unimpeachable’ study says
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers urge Canada’s justice minister to halt extradition case in name of ‘human decency’

Statement urges minister David Lametti to withdraw the proceedings because they are without merit, calling the move ‘in Canada's national interests’.

25 Jun 2019 - 12:59PM

Statement urges minister David Lametti to withdraw the proceedings because they are without merit, calling the move ‘in Canada's national interests’.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers urge Canada’s justice minister to halt extradition case in name of ‘human decency’
Why don’t Hong Kong Canadians just say they are Chinese? Because of subethnicity, and this is why it matters

A study of ethnic Chinese in Vancouver points to the wide gaps between Hongkongers and mainlanders, defying assumptions about ‘Chinese Canadian’ homogeneity.

20 Jun 2019 - 6:15AM

A study of ethnic Chinese in Vancouver points to the wide gaps between Hongkongers and mainlanders, defying assumptions about ‘Chinese Canadian’ homogeneity.

Why don’t Hong Kong Canadians just say they are Chinese? Because of subethnicity, and this is why it matters
Thousands of Hong Kong-born people move back to Canada, once again reversing a migration that has shaped cities across the Pacific

Political upheaval, personal factors and the ageing of Canadians in Hong Kong are behind the new phenomenon of double-reverse migration, according to academics.

15 Jun 2019 - 5:11AM

Political upheaval, personal factors and the ageing of Canadians in Hong Kong are behind the new phenomenon of double-reverse migration, according to academics.

Thousands of Hong Kong-born people move back to Canada, once again reversing a migration that has shaped cities across the Pacific
Canada denies abusing Meng Wanzhou’s rights, saying border officers used ‘usual customs processes’ when they took her phones at airport

Canada says its border officers used ‘usual customs and immigration processes’ when they seized Huawei CFO’s electronic devices and questioned her at Vancouver’s airport.

7 Jun 2019 - 10:39PM

Canada says its border officers used ‘usual customs and immigration processes’ when they seized Huawei CFO’s electronic devices and questioned her at Vancouver’s airport.

Canada denies abusing Meng Wanzhou’s rights, saying border officers used ‘usual customs processes’ when they took her phones at airport
Meng Wanzhou faces January extradition hearing as lawyers brace for two-year fight amid ongoing Huawei trade war drama

Canadian judge sets formal extradition case to begin on January 20, 2020, hearings expected to run until at least October 2020.

7 Jun 2019 - 1:05PM

Canadian judge sets formal extradition case to begin on January 20, 2020, hearings expected to run until at least October 2020.

Meng Wanzhou faces January extradition hearing as lawyers brace for two-year fight amid ongoing Huawei trade war drama
The Hongcouver | Scared of falling home equity and the war on money laundering in Vancouver? Tough luck, and get a grip on reality

In a city ranked one of the most unaffordable in the world, some people are actually freaking out about price declines. Meanwhile, others say a crackdown on money laundering and Chinese cash would be ‘catastrophic’.

6 Jun 2019 - 6:05AM

In a city ranked one of the most unaffordable in the world, some people are actually freaking out about price declines. Meanwhile, others say a crackdown on money laundering and Chinese cash would be ‘catastrophic’.

Scared of falling home equity and the war on money laundering in Vancouver? Tough luck, and get a grip on reality
No more hoodies and yoga pants for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou. Now she looks like she means business

The Huawei CFO looked very different at her latest court appearance, her power dress and US$995 Manolo Blahniks a far cry from the casual comfort she previously favoured.

10 May 2019 - 7:38PM

The Huawei CFO looked very different at her latest court appearance, her power dress and US$995 Manolo Blahniks a far cry from the casual comfort she previously favoured.

No more hoodies and yoga pants for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou. Now she looks like she means business
Lawyers for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou blast ‘unlawful’ arrest and ‘corrosive’ remarks by Donald Trump as they say US extradition case should be thrown out

Meng was arrested in Vancouver at US request on December 1 as she changed planes on her way from Hong Kong to Mexico. Meng is accused of defrauding bankers by falsely depicting Huawei’s alleged operations in Iran, in breach of US sanctions.

10 May 2019 - 1:48PM

Meng was arrested in Vancouver at US request on December 1 as she changed planes on her way from Hong Kong to Mexico. Meng is accused of defrauding bankers by falsely depicting Huawei’s alleged operations in Iran, in breach of US sanctions.

Lawyers for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou blast ‘unlawful’ arrest and ‘corrosive’ remarks by Donald Trump as they say US extradition case should be thrown out
Chinese cash fuels vast luxury car money-laundering scheme in Canada, involving thousands of fake buyers

Report finds explosion in Canadian grey market worth US$410 million as more than 4,000 fake buyers help China’s wealthy dodge sales taxes.

9 May 2019 - 3:53AM

Report finds explosion in Canadian grey market worth US$410 million as more than 4,000 fake buyers help China’s wealthy dodge sales taxes.

Chinese cash fuels vast luxury car money-laundering scheme in Canada, involving thousands of fake buyers
The Hongcouver | Is she their prisoner or their boss? Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s private jailers act like bodyguards, obstructing and photographing journalists

Guards from Lions Gate Risk Management act as Meng Wanzhou’s jailers in Vancouver, but their actions raise questions about where their loyalties lie. In one incident, guards drove an SUV towards journalists in their car to block them from following Meng.

8 May 2019 - 6:50AM

Guards from Lions Gate Risk Management act as Meng Wanzhou’s jailers in Vancouver, but their actions raise questions about where their loyalties lie. In one incident, guards drove an SUV towards journalists in their car to block them from following Meng.

Is she their prisoner or their boss? Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s private jailers act like bodyguards, obstructing and photographing journalists
‘Reprehensible’: Singapore doctor who said Canadian judge in divorce case ‘spread her legs’ ordered to pay ex-wife US$18 million

Neurologist Gobinathan Devathasan was slammed for misconduct in his Canadian divorce, which revealed a luxury lifestyle and a global property portfolio.

7 May 2019 - 10:29PM

Neurologist Gobinathan Devathasan was slammed for misconduct in his Canadian divorce, which revealed a luxury lifestyle and a global property portfolio.

‘Reprehensible’: Singapore doctor who said Canadian judge in divorce case ‘spread her legs’ ordered to pay ex-wife US$18 million
The Hongcouver | Who’s really behind that Vancouver mountain? A boss at troubled Chinese investment giant CMIG

CMIG’s role raises questions about transparency at the firm, buckling under a debt crisis, and about the scrutiny Chinese investment gets in Canada.

2 May 2019 - 1:03PM

CMIG’s role raises questions about transparency at the firm, buckling under a debt crisis, and about the scrutiny Chinese investment gets in Canada.

Who’s really behind that Vancouver mountain? A boss at troubled Chinese investment giant CMIG
Woman loses deposit on US$11 million Vancouver mansion, after abandoning purchase because Big Circle Boys triad boss Raymond Huang was murdered there

A Canadian judge ruled that the gangster’s family had no obligation to reveal the unsolved 2007 killing, saying it was ‘cultural stereotyping’ to expect a Chinese property seller to disclose a violent death at a home.

26 Apr 2019 - 8:22PM

A Canadian judge ruled that the gangster’s family had no obligation to reveal the unsolved 2007 killing, saying it was ‘cultural stereotyping’ to expect a Chinese property seller to disclose a violent death at a home.

Woman loses deposit on US$11 million Vancouver mansion, after abandoning purchase because Big Circle Boys triad boss Raymond Huang was murdered there
‘Not substantially European’: the Chinese Anzacs who fought for Australia in first world war had to fight racism first

Fred Goon was among some 250 Chinese-Australians who fought in the first world war, defying a ban on men ‘not substantially of European origin’. Goon, who was gassed on the Western Front, was rejected eight times before he successfully enlisted – and he may have walked 700km (435 miles) to do so.

25 Apr 2019 - 11:03PM

Fred Goon was among some 250 Chinese-Australians who fought in the first world war, defying a ban on men ‘not substantially of European origin’. Goon, who was gassed on the Western Front, was rejected eight times before he successfully enlisted – and he may have walked 700km (435 miles) to do so.

‘Not substantially European’: the Chinese Anzacs who fought for Australia in first world war had to fight racism first
How China’s Canadian lobbyists blurred the lines of PR, journalism and political activism

Lobbyists from Solstice Public Affairs, which was hired by China’s Toronto consulate last year, have been regular contributors to media discourse about China and the Chinese community in Canada.

19 Apr 2019 - 11:22AM

Lobbyists from Solstice Public Affairs, which was hired by China’s Toronto consulate last year, have been regular contributors to media discourse about China and the Chinese community in Canada.

How China’s Canadian lobbyists blurred the lines of PR, journalism and political activism
Chinese tycoon’s son buys US$3.8 million Bugatti Chiron in Vancouver with dad’s Union Pay credit card, complains about Canadian taxes

Chen Mailin’s son, Ding Chen, posted a message on Instagram complaining about US$680,000 in taxes on the new supercar, saying they made his ‘heart feel tired’. A salesman at the Vancouver luxury car dealership that is selling the Chiron said China’s Union Pay credit cards were a ‘regular mode of payment’.

13 Apr 2019 - 10:36PM

Chen Mailin’s son, Ding Chen, posted a message on Instagram complaining about US$680,000 in taxes on the new supercar, saying they made his ‘heart feel tired’. A salesman at the Vancouver luxury car dealership that is selling the Chiron said China’s Union Pay credit cards were a ‘regular mode of payment’.

Chinese tycoon’s son buys US$3.8 million Bugatti Chiron in Vancouver with dad’s Union Pay credit card, complains about Canadian taxes
The Hongcouver | Yang Kuang burned a Chinese flag outside Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s court hearing in Vancouver – here’s why

Protesters at Meng Wanzhou’s latest Vancouver court appearance called for the release of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, who are held by China.

13 Apr 2019 - 2:18AM

Protesters at Meng Wanzhou’s latest Vancouver court appearance called for the release of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, who are held by China.

Yang Kuang burned a Chinese flag outside Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s court hearing in Vancouver – here’s why