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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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 - 1:30PM

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
There are ‘serious concerns’ over the Meng Wanzhou case due to Donald Trump’s comments, her lawyer tells court

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou faces extradition to the US after she was accused of lying to banks about the company’s alleged dealings with Iran. In court on Wednesday, her lawyer raised worries over comments made by US President Donald Trump about the case.

7 Mar 2019 - 11:17AM

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou faces extradition to the US after she was accused of lying to banks about the company’s alleged dealings with Iran. In court on Wednesday, her lawyer raised worries over comments made by US President Donald Trump about the case.

There are ‘serious concerns’ over the Meng Wanzhou case due to Donald Trump’s comments, her lawyer tells court
Who is JW00237? The secret Canadian campaign to ban Huawei’s Chinese ‘spies’, and the anonymous official at its heart

Canadian immigration officer ‘JW00237’ branded three Huawei staff as spies in 2016, an effort cast in new light by the US pursuit of the firm and CFO Meng Wanzhou.

6 Mar 2019 - 10:13AM

Canadian immigration officer ‘JW00237’ branded three Huawei staff as spies in 2016, an effort cast in new light by the US pursuit of the firm and CFO Meng Wanzhou.

Who is JW00237? The secret Canadian campaign to ban Huawei’s Chinese ‘spies’, and the anonymous official at its heart
Oscars 2019: Green Book wins best picture; Bohemian Rhapsody sweeps up with four awards, including best actor

Win in top category takes Green Book’s total to three; Roma also takes home three Oscars, including best director; Olivia Colman wins best actress for The Favourite, and Rami Malek best actor for Bohemian Rhapsody.

25 Feb 2019 - 2:51PM

Win in top category takes Green Book’s total to three; Roma also takes home three Oscars, including best director; Olivia Colman wins best actress for The Favourite, and Rami Malek best actor for Bohemian Rhapsody.

Oscars 2019: Green Book wins best picture; Bohemian Rhapsody sweeps up with four awards, including best actor
Canada-based pop star Wanting Qu pleads for mother in Harbin death-penalty corruption case – but China’s netizens are unimpressed

Wanting Qu said on Weibo her ‘heart aches’ for mother Qu Zhang Mingjie, an ex-official in Harbin who prosecutors want executed in a US$52 million graft case. A hashtag about Qu’s comments has been viewed 230 million times – and drawn scathing responses

31 Jan 2019 - 10:24PM

Wanting Qu said on Weibo her ‘heart aches’ for mother Qu Zhang Mingjie, an ex-official in Harbin who prosecutors want executed in a US$52 million graft case. A hashtag about Qu’s comments has been viewed 230 million times – and drawn scathing responses

Canada-based pop star Wanting Qu pleads for mother in Harbin death-penalty corruption case – but China’s netizens are unimpressed
Professor Nathan Lauster says Vancouver’s China-money fears mirror Nazism. He just made millions selling home to China-money lobbyists

UBC academic Nathan Lauster says the role of Chinese money is exaggerated and a ‘moral panic’, testifying in a lawsuit aiming to axe Vancouver’s foreign buyer tax. But at the same time, he was selling his home for C$3million (US$2.3 million), more than double its valuation, to two of the city’s top China-money lobbyists.

13 Apr 2019 - 2:56AM

UBC academic Nathan Lauster says the role of Chinese money is exaggerated and a ‘moral panic’, testifying in a lawsuit aiming to axe Vancouver’s foreign buyer tax. But at the same time, he was selling his home for C$3million (US$2.3 million), more than double its valuation, to two of the city’s top China-money lobbyists.

Professor Nathan Lauster says Vancouver’s China-money fears mirror Nazism. He just made millions selling home to China-money lobbyists
China blasts Ottawa and allies for hypocrisy over detained Canadians, calling Meng Wanzhou’s arrest ‘truly arbitrary’

Spokeswoman for China’s foreign ministry defends arrest of two Canadians while excoriating Canada and US for detaining Huawei Technologies CFO.

25 Dec 2018 - 6:28AM

Spokeswoman for China’s foreign ministry defends arrest of two Canadians while excoriating Canada and US for detaining Huawei Technologies CFO.

China blasts Ottawa and allies for hypocrisy over detained Canadians, calling Meng Wanzhou’s arrest ‘truly arbitrary’
These are the Canadians who paid millions in bail for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou, putting homes and retirement savings on the line

The Vancouver residents who paid US$2.2 million towards Meng’s US$7.5 million bail include two ex-employees of Huawei, another’s wife, a property agent and a yoga instructor.

20 Dec 2018 - 8:32PM

The Vancouver residents who paid US$2.2 million towards Meng’s US$7.5 million bail include two ex-employees of Huawei, another’s wife, a property agent and a yoga instructor.

These are the Canadians who paid millions in bail for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou, putting homes and retirement savings on the line
This PowerPoint presentation proves Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou is guilty, says US. Preposterous, says her lawyer

The presentation, given by Sabrina Meng Wanzhou to a HSBC banker in 2013, describes the links between Huawei and Skycom, a ‘partner’ doing business in Iran. But the US says Skycom was actually an unofficial subsidiary, helping Huawei evade sanctions on Iran.

18 Dec 2018 - 5:40AM

The presentation, given by Sabrina Meng Wanzhou to a HSBC banker in 2013, describes the links between Huawei and Skycom, a ‘partner’ doing business in Iran. But the US says Skycom was actually an unofficial subsidiary, helping Huawei evade sanctions on Iran.

This PowerPoint presentation proves Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou is guilty, says US. Preposterous, says her lawyer
Cheers erupt in Canadian courtroom as judge frees Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou on US$7.5m bail

The ruling came after Vancouver friends of Sabrina Meng Wanzhou offered homes worth millions of dollars as bail collateral. Husband Liu Xiaozong pumped his fist in victory as Meng wiped away tears in the packed courtroom.

14 Dec 2018 - 2:56AM

The ruling came after Vancouver friends of Sabrina Meng Wanzhou offered homes worth millions of dollars as bail collateral. Husband Liu Xiaozong pumped his fist in victory as Meng wiped away tears in the packed courtroom.

Cheers erupt in Canadian courtroom as judge frees Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou on US$7.5m bail
Photos revealing personal life of Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou are given to Vancouver court to show her time in Canada

A lawyer opposing bail says the snapshots provided to the court are just ‘typical tourist pictures’.

13 Apr 2019 - 2:58AM

A lawyer opposing bail says the snapshots provided to the court are just ‘typical tourist pictures’.

Photos revealing personal life of Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou are given to Vancouver court to show her time in Canada
It’s all the way with Huawei, as Sabrina Meng Wanzhou’s supporters converge on Canadian courtroom

Secret letters, fan fliers and laptop etiquette at the Supreme Court in Vancouver, as Huawei CFO’s bail hearings continue.

12 Dec 2018 - 8:37PM

Secret letters, fan fliers and laptop etiquette at the Supreme Court in Vancouver, as Huawei CFO’s bail hearings continue.

It’s all the way with Huawei, as Sabrina Meng Wanzhou’s supporters converge on Canadian courtroom
Seeking bail, Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou offers to pay for her own guards

Meng, held in prison since her December 1 arrest, faces extradition to the US on fraud charges concerning the breach of sanctions against sales to Iran. The hearing adjourned on Monday without a decision.

12 Dec 2018 - 8:37PM

Meng, held in prison since her December 1 arrest, faces extradition to the US on fraud charges concerning the breach of sanctions against sales to Iran. The hearing adjourned on Monday without a decision.

Seeking bail, Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou offers to pay for her own guards
Vancouver police investigate break-in attempt at family home of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou; suspects fled after being confronted by resident

It happened on Sunday morning at a US$4.2 million property owned by Sabrina Meng Wanzhou’s husband, Liu Xiaozong. Neighbours confirm that Meng has lived in the house, and it was still occupied.

13 Apr 2019 - 2:57AM

It happened on Sunday morning at a US$4.2 million property owned by Sabrina Meng Wanzhou’s husband, Liu Xiaozong. Neighbours confirm that Meng has lived in the house, and it was still occupied.

Vancouver police investigate break-in attempt at family home of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou; suspects fled after being confronted by resident
Surprise, surprise, Vancouver: Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou is a mansion-owning, satellite-parenting reverse immigrant

Meng Wanzhou’s current circumstances are remarkable, but her Canadian backstory is familiar – she is a reverse immigrant who left family members in Vancouver for years. Title documents on two Vancouver mansions, worth US$16.4 million, identify her husband as Liu Xiaozong.

13 Apr 2019 - 2:57AM

Meng Wanzhou’s current circumstances are remarkable, but her Canadian backstory is familiar – she is a reverse immigrant who left family members in Vancouver for years. Title documents on two Vancouver mansions, worth US$16.4 million, identify her husband as Liu Xiaozong.

Surprise, surprise, Vancouver: Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou is a mansion-owning, satellite-parenting reverse immigrant
Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou: a goldfish in the bowl that is the world’s biggest story

How the drama of Meng Wanzhou’s bail hearing played out in a Vancouver courtroom, behind two layers of bulletproof glass.

12 Dec 2018 - 8:49PM

How the drama of Meng Wanzhou’s bail hearing played out in a Vancouver courtroom, behind two layers of bulletproof glass.

Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou: a goldfish in the bowl that is the world’s biggest story