Kanis Leung

Hong Kong

Kanis Leung

Reporter, Hong Kong

Kanis is a reporter for the City desk. She joined the Post in 2018.

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Hong Kong creative industry ‘shrouded in worries and fears’ amid chilling effect of ‘red lines’ under national security law

Shades of Cultural Revolution as films are blocked, books are targeted, and creative community comes to grips with new censorship landscape.

Shades of Cultural Revolution as films are blocked, books are targeted, and creative community comes to grips with new censorship landscape.

25 Aug 2021 - 12:47PM
National security law: grip tightens on Hong Kong showbiz sector as censorship changes pave way for retroactive ban on films

Amendments to the city’s Film Censorship Ordinance to be tabled next week at Legco increase maximum jail terms to three years for unauthorised screenings.

Amendments to the city’s Film Censorship Ordinance to be tabled next week at Legco increase maximum jail terms to three years for unauthorised screenings.

25 Aug 2021 - 8:41AM
Coronavirus: domestic helpers vaccinated in the Philippines ‘could be able to travel to Hong Kong as soon as August 30’

Manila’s top diplomat in the city says the arrangement is likely to involve the use of a special ‘yellow card’ issued by the Philippine government.

Manila’s top diplomat in the city says the arrangement is likely to involve the use of a special ‘yellow card’ issued by the Philippine government.

22 Aug 2021 - 11:03PM
Coronavirus: thousands of domestic helpers set to return to Hong Kong as talks with Philippines, Indonesia progress over Covid-19 jabs

But employment agency trade group warns of potential delays if city does not prepare enough quarantine hotels to serve influx.

But employment agency trade group warns of potential delays if city does not prepare enough quarantine hotels to serve influx.

21 Aug 2021 - 11:20PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s 21-day quarantine bombshell triggers hotel scramble with availability all but wiped out until mid-September

Travellers needing 21 days of quarantine face major headaches in booking designated rooms in coming weeks following rule changes.

Travellers needing 21 days of quarantine face major headaches in booking designated rooms in coming weeks following rule changes.

20 Aug 2021 - 11:29PM
Uber takes another big step into Hong Kong cab market with purchase of HKTaxi app

The deal, announced on Friday, will see the US-based ride-hailing service – still not legal in the city – operate the popular local app separately for now.

The deal, announced on Friday, will see the US-based ride-hailing service – still not legal in the city – operate the popular local app separately for now.

20 Aug 2021 - 11:27PM
Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble: differing Covid-19 tactics dashed hopes of striking a deal on quarantine-free travel, officials say

Contrasting tactics for dealing with the coronavirus crisis were the downfall of plans for bilateral quarantine-free travel, Hong Kong government says.

Contrasting tactics for dealing with the coronavirus crisis were the downfall of plans for bilateral quarantine-free travel, Hong Kong government says.

20 Aug 2021 - 12:01AM
Hong Kong’s troubled arts hub dealt fresh blow as head of finance departs

With Kitty Fung gone as chief executive officer at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, the body has four critical vacancies to fill just months before M+ museum opens.

With Kitty Fung gone as chief executive officer at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, the body has four critical vacancies to fill just months before M+ museum opens.

19 Aug 2021 - 1:51AM
Coronavirus: Shenzhen’s partial easing of quarantine rules for Hongkongers gets mixed response from business community

Those crossing border can spend part of their two-week isolation period at home provided certain conditions are met.

Those crossing border can spend part of their two-week isolation period at home provided certain conditions are met.

19 Aug 2021 - 12:08AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong hotels struggling as government U-turn leaves travellers racing to rebook rooms

Government U-turn over quarantine times for arrivals causing confusion, as industry figure says arranging enough rooms could be ‘challenging’.

Government U-turn over quarantine times for arrivals causing confusion, as industry figure says arranging enough rooms could be ‘challenging’.

17 Aug 2021 - 11:41PM
Hong Kong retailers get the shivers as Shenzhen explores idea for downtown duty-free zone to draw mainland shoppers

Hong Kong offers more than shopping, but the big question is, will mainlanders come if luxury goods cost the same in Shenzhen?

Hong Kong offers more than shopping, but the big question is, will mainlanders come if luxury goods cost the same in Shenzhen?

14 Aug 2021 - 11:11PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong ‘very likely’ to tighten quarantine rules, government adviser reveals, after helper completes isolation period and is later found to be infected

Government pandemic adviser Professor David Hui says scientific committee will study data including number of imported cases involving Delta variant and L452R strain on Monday.

Government pandemic adviser Professor David Hui says scientific committee will study data including number of imported cases involving Delta variant and L452R strain on Monday.

14 Aug 2021 - 11:11PM
E-voucher scheme could boost Hong Kong economic growth by ‘as much as 6 per cent in third quarter year on year’

Residents’ enthusiastic response has seen businesses enjoy a boost in sales revenue. Registration for the e-voucher scheme ends on Saturday.

Residents’ enthusiastic response has seen businesses enjoy a boost in sales revenue. Registration for the e-voucher scheme ends on Saturday.

14 Aug 2021 - 11:12PM
Hong Kong economy expected to grow up to 6.5 per cent this year, upgraded forecast shows

Officials previously predicted that full-year GDP would rise by a maximum of 5.5 per cent.

Officials previously predicted that full-year GDP would rise by a maximum of 5.5 per cent.

13 Aug 2021 - 11:30PM
Hong Kong’s athletes need more academic flexibility if city is to repeat Tokyo Olympics success, expert says

Biggest hurdle for potential stars of tomorrow is pressure in classroom, says Professor Chung Pak-kwong. Government source reveals discussions with local universities over time to finish degrees ongoing.

Biggest hurdle for potential stars of tomorrow is pressure in classroom, says Professor Chung Pak-kwong. Government source reveals discussions with local universities over time to finish degrees ongoing.

11 Aug 2021 - 11:14PM
4 members of Hong Kong Arts Development Council resign, with one citing ‘personal safety’ concerns

Artist Chris Chan, songwriter Adrian Chow, theatre director Indy Lee and government appointee Vigo Yau have ended their terms with the arts funding body.

Artist Chris Chan, songwriter Adrian Chow, theatre director Indy Lee and government appointee Vigo Yau have ended their terms with the arts funding body.

9 Aug 2021 - 11:44AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong tourism industry to receive HK$377 million relief package to tide it over through border closures

Government deal dishes out HK$50,000 to small travel agencies, up to HK$7,500 to individual workers in the sector.

Government deal dishes out HK$50,000 to small travel agencies, up to HK$7,500 to individual workers in the sector.

5 Aug 2021 - 11:13PM
No inkling it was squid? Hong Kong restaurant owner in hot water over ‘abalone’ breakfast without key ingredient

Director of cha chaan teng in Tai Po arrested over supplying food with false trade descriptions after customs mounts test-buy operation.

Director of cha chaan teng in Tai Po arrested over supplying food with false trade descriptions after customs mounts test-buy operation.

3 Aug 2021 - 11:49PM
Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union walked fine line politically for decades under ‘Uncle Wah’, so what finally triggered Beijing’s wrath?

The late founder of the Professional Teachers’ Union, Szeto Wah, was once one of Beijing’s most trusted dissenting voices.

The late founder of the Professional Teachers’ Union, Szeto Wah, was once one of Beijing’s most trusted dissenting voices.

2 Aug 2021 - 11:00AM
National security law: Hong Kong slams ‘irresponsible’ US, EU comments after sentencing of first person convicted under legislation

War of words erupted after Leon Tong, 24, was jailed for riding his motorcycle into a group of police officers while flying a flag calling for city’s ‘liberation’.

War of words erupted after Leon Tong, 24, was jailed for riding his motorcycle into a group of police officers while flying a flag calling for city’s ‘liberation’.

1 Aug 2021 - 10:26PM
Education Bureau severs ties with Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union, hours after Chinese state media call group a ‘malignant tumour’

Bureau spokesman accuses opposition-leaning Professional Teachers’ Union of adding ‘fuel to the fire’ just hours after Xinhua, People’s Daily describe group as ‘malignant tumour’.

Bureau spokesman accuses opposition-leaning Professional Teachers’ Union of adding ‘fuel to the fire’ just hours after Xinhua, People’s Daily describe group as ‘malignant tumour’.

1 Aug 2021 - 1:36AM
Pro-Beijing heavyweight defends ally who slammed Hong Kong shuttler over choice of black jersey at Tokyo Olympics

Local National People’s Congress Standing Committee delegate Tam Yiu-chung says Nicholas Muk has already apologised for criticising Angus Ng’s clothing choice.

Local National People’s Congress Standing Committee delegate Tam Yiu-chung says Nicholas Muk has already apologised for criticising Angus Ng’s clothing choice.

31 Jul 2021 - 1:41AM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: first-ever ‘cruise to nowhere’ sets sail on Friday night amid hopes of ‘normality’

At a ceremony, commerce minister Edward Yau Tang-wah called the inaugural voyage ‘a step forward in bringing back normality’.

At a ceremony, commerce minister Edward Yau Tang-wah called the inaugural voyage ‘a step forward in bringing back normality’.

30 Jul 2021 - 10:54PM
Long-awaited Water World at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park will not require visitors to be vaccinated when it opens in August

The new park, which will offer 27 attractions, will not make inoculation mandatory as it seeks to draw families over the summer holiday

The new park, which will offer 27 attractions, will not make inoculation mandatory as it seeks to draw families over the summer holiday

30 Jul 2021 - 9:08AM
Mirror star Keung To on giving Hong Kong people confidence, song-making and how he started dreaming of being a singer

One of the most popular stars in Canto-pop sensation Mirror, Keung talks about giving Hong Kong people confidence, song-making and how he started dreaming of being a singer.

One of the most popular stars in Canto-pop sensation Mirror, Keung talks about giving Hong Kong people confidence, song-making and how he started dreaming of being a singer.

30 Jul 2021 - 8:56AM
Hong Kong’s Competition Commission calls on trade groups to avoid opaque, onerous membership policies

Commission CEO Rasul Butt says recent cases have raised concerns about the admission criteria and procedures of certain associations.

Commission CEO Rasul Butt says recent cases have raised concerns about the admission criteria and procedures of certain associations.

29 Jul 2021 - 11:24PM
Operator of ‘cruise to nowhere’ floats proposal to hold Hong Kong’s wine and food expo at sea

Genting Cruise Lines is upbeat over talks on holding part of the coming event aboard its vessel offering ‘seacations’

Genting Cruise Lines is upbeat over talks on holding part of the coming event aboard its vessel offering ‘seacations’

29 Jul 2021 - 2:15AM
Walk-ins welcome: Hong Kong to begin offering Covid-19 jabs to the elderly without appointment

The move, which will see 200 passes a day distributed at vaccination centres, is intended to boost flagging take-up among older residents; city confirms just two imported cases on Saturday.

The move, which will see 200 passes a day distributed at vaccination centres, is intended to boost flagging take-up among older residents; city confirms just two imported cases on Saturday.

24 Jul 2021 - 10:20PM
China floods: Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li donates 10 million yuan to stricken Henan as government advisers consider using disaster relief fund to help

The billionaire son of Li Ka-shing becomes latest local heavyweight to join fundraising efforts by business and political groups, celebrities.

The billionaire son of Li Ka-shing becomes latest local heavyweight to join fundraising efforts by business and political groups, celebrities.

24 Jul 2021 - 11:30PM
Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble: late August review for quarantine-free coronavirus deal as city state grapples with outbreak

Quarantine-free arrangement has been postponed twice as both sides have experienced outbreaks.

Quarantine-free arrangement has been postponed twice as both sides have experienced outbreaks.

21 Jul 2021 - 12:52AM