Kanis Leung

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

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University of Hong Kong student leader flees city after bus stop attack left him fearing for his life

Acting student union president Davin Kenneth Wong claims he was assaulted in Wan Chai by man wearing white T-shirt, and says he and other prominent figures in protest movement were all attacked within space of 24 hours.

13 Sep 2019 - 11:09PM

Acting student union president Davin Kenneth Wong claims he was assaulted in Wan Chai by man wearing white T-shirt, and says he and other prominent figures in protest movement were all attacked within space of 24 hours.

University of Hong Kong student leader flees city after bus stop attack left him fearing for his life
Hong Kong school will not interfere with views of teacher accused of targeting police officers and their families over anti-government protests

Yuen Long Public Middle School Alumni Association Primary School held special meeting to discuss male teacher’s online postings that targeted police families and caused anger among officers’ groups.

13 Sep 2019 - 3:50PM

Yuen Long Public Middle School Alumni Association Primary School held special meeting to discuss male teacher’s online postings that targeted police families and caused anger among officers’ groups.

Hong Kong school will not interfere with views of teacher accused of targeting police officers and their families over anti-government protests
MTR confirms cancellation of overnight service for Mid-Autumn Festival, cites safety fears linked to Hong Kong protest violence

Anti-government protesters have vandalised dozens of stations in recent weeks, setting fires and destroying equipment, and rail operator says it took decision to axe traditional service after risk assessment.

12 Sep 2019 - 1:23PM

Anti-government protesters have vandalised dozens of stations in recent weeks, setting fires and destroying equipment, and rail operator says it took decision to axe traditional service after risk assessment.

MTR confirms cancellation of overnight service for Mid-Autumn Festival, cites safety fears linked to Hong Kong protest violence
Mediators at Hong Kong anti-government protests face arrest if they obstruct police, force memo confirms

Legislators and social workers are often at anti-government demonstrations, where they say they try to cool heads on both sides. New guidelines make clear the circumstances in which they can be detained.

8 Sep 2019 - 10:45AM

Legislators and social workers are often at anti-government demonstrations, where they say they try to cool heads on both sides. New guidelines make clear the circumstances in which they can be detained.

Mediators at Hong Kong anti-government protests face arrest if they obstruct police, force memo confirms
Prince Edward MTR station shut down as handful of protesters gather, while Hong Kong airport operator warns crowd at bus station to leave, citing court order

Station has become a flashpoint in protests rocking the city as people demand that rail operator release footage over August 31 police action.

7 Sep 2019 - 5:41PM

Station has become a flashpoint in protests rocking the city as people demand that rail operator release footage over August 31 police action.

Prince Edward MTR station shut down as handful of protesters gather, while Hong Kong airport operator warns crowd at bus station to leave, citing court order
Hong Kong protests: pupils shy away from class boycotts, but thousands champion anti-government demands in schools, forming human chains and wearing masks

Strict school policies mean few skip lessons as planned, but students from at least 100 secondary schools take part in other forms of protest on Friday.

9 Sep 2019 - 12:36PM

Strict school policies mean few skip lessons as planned, but students from at least 100 secondary schools take part in other forms of protest on Friday.

Hong Kong protests: pupils shy away from class boycotts, but thousands champion anti-government demands in schools, forming human chains and wearing masks
Hong Kong protests: tear gas fired on Nathan Road as demonstrations force closure of multiple MTR stations, including Prince Edward, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei

Tear gas and street violence after crowds gather outside Prince Edward MTR demanding release of CCTV footage showing police action on train from August 31.

7 Sep 2019 - 1:12PM

Tear gas and street violence after crowds gather outside Prince Edward MTR demanding release of CCTV footage showing police action on train from August 31.

Hong Kong protests: tear gas fired on Nathan Road as demonstrations force closure of multiple MTR stations, including Prince Edward, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei
Woman says she needed stitches on her head after Hong Kong police beat her at Siu Hong MTR station and she now supports probe into their use of force

Teacher Rachel Smyth was returning to her Tuen Mun home when she says she and others were beaten by police. Smyth says she has not taken part in any anti-government protests.

7 Sep 2019 - 3:10AM

Teacher Rachel Smyth was returning to her Tuen Mun home when she says she and others were beaten by police. Smyth says she has not taken part in any anti-government protests.

Woman says she needed stitches on her head after Hong Kong police beat her at Siu Hong MTR station and she now supports probe into their use of force
Hong Kong protesters attack MTR station supervisor and leave him needing hospital treatment for hand and neck injuries

Man suffers neck and hand injures after incident at Po Lam MTR station, as protesters again vandalise ticket machines and entry gates.

5 Sep 2019 - 5:01PM

Man suffers neck and hand injures after incident at Po Lam MTR station, as protesters again vandalise ticket machines and entry gates.

Hong Kong protesters attack MTR station supervisor and leave him needing hospital treatment for hand and neck injuries
Hong Kong police dismiss accusations of excessive force at Prince Edward MTR station and obstructing press during bus arrests in Kowloon Bay

Officials defend officers’ conduct – even as two Hongkongers arrested at Prince Edward station accuse police of excessive force.

5 Sep 2019 - 4:20AM

Officials defend officers’ conduct – even as two Hongkongers arrested at Prince Edward station accuse police of excessive force.

Hong Kong police dismiss accusations of excessive force at Prince Edward MTR station and obstructing press during bus arrests in Kowloon Bay
Hong Kong protests: police use pepper spray against angry crowd at railway station as Bar Association accuses force of ‘abuse of power’

Passers-by surrounded officers in Prince Edward MTR station demanding to know why the man had been subdued, as Bar Association issues strongly worded statement and claims officers obstructed those trying to provide legal assistance to suspects.

4 Sep 2019 - 11:44AM

Passers-by surrounded officers in Prince Edward MTR station demanding to know why the man had been subdued, as Bar Association issues strongly worded statement and claims officers obstructed those trying to provide legal assistance to suspects.

Hong Kong protests: police use pepper spray against angry crowd at railway station as Bar Association accuses force of ‘abuse of power’
‘More than 40,000’ attend second day of strike rally in Tamar Park, Admiralty, as tensions between Hong Kong protesters and police break out again after event

Event on first day also drew similar turnout, according to organisers, but police put figure at 4,080.

4 Sep 2019 - 12:07AM

Event on first day also drew similar turnout, according to organisers, but police put figure at 4,080.

‘More than 40,000’ attend second day of strike rally in Tamar Park, Admiralty, as tensions between Hong Kong protesters and police break out again after event
Tear gas fired in Mong Kok stand-off as protesters target police station and block roads in escalating anger at force amid two-day citywide strike

Arrests made after demonstrators block a section on Nathan Road. Tensions follow earlier stand-off in Admiralty after rally at Tamar Park.

3 Sep 2019 - 9:09AM

Arrests made after demonstrators block a section on Nathan Road. Tensions follow earlier stand-off in Admiralty after rally at Tamar Park.

Tear gas fired in Mong Kok stand-off as protesters target police station and block roads in escalating anger at force amid two-day citywide strike
Late-night tension between Hong Kong police, residents at three sites after another day of chaos caused by protesters

In Sha Tin, residents and police were locked in a stand-off after word went around that a district councillor may have been arrested.

2 Sep 2019 - 4:38AM

In Sha Tin, residents and police were locked in a stand-off after word went around that a district councillor may have been arrested.

Late-night tension between Hong Kong police, residents at three sites after another day of chaos caused by protesters
Dozens of railway stations vandalised by protesters over weekend, says Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, warning some services may not resume by Monday

Rail giant says that as many as 32 railway stations were damaged on Saturday and at least 12 on Sunday.

2 Sep 2019 - 3:25AM

Rail giant says that as many as 32 railway stations were damaged on Saturday and at least 12 on Sunday.

Dozens of railway stations vandalised by protesters over weekend, says Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, warning some services may not resume by Monday
Travellers choose walking over gridlock as anti-government protesters paralyse transport links to Hong Kong International Airport

Dozens of passengers forced to walk from as far as 16km (10 miles) away to make their flights – those who arrived waited for hours to reach city.

2 Sep 2019 - 6:22AM

Dozens of passengers forced to walk from as far as 16km (10 miles) away to make their flights – those who arrived waited for hours to reach city.

Travellers choose walking over gridlock as anti-government protesters paralyse transport links to Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong truck drivers working in taxis and firms consider relocating factories to survive US-China trade war

Freight and manufacturing companies in Hong Kong report plummeting revenue, with industry leader warning ‘worst is to come’ from US-China trade war.

1 Sep 2019 - 9:22PM

Freight and manufacturing companies in Hong Kong report plummeting revenue, with industry leader warning ‘worst is to come’ from US-China trade war.

Hong Kong truck drivers working in taxis and firms consider relocating factories to survive US-China trade war
Explainer | What to know about school bullying as new school year starts amid protest crisis – and how you can stop it

New term begins with additional concerns for children of police officers and government officials – with preventive measures in place.

1 Sep 2019 - 9:19PM

New term begins with additional concerns for children of police officers and government officials – with preventive measures in place.

What to know about school bullying as new school year starts amid protest crisis – and how you can stop it
Hong Kong anti-government protests: class boycott organisers claim support of thousands

Education secretary calls on secondary students not to join the Monday strike, saying schools should be free from politics. But campus groups are already making plans.

30 Aug 2019 - 5:19AM

Education secretary calls on secondary students not to join the Monday strike, saying schools should be free from politics. But campus groups are already making plans.

Hong Kong anti-government protests: class boycott organisers claim support of thousands
US-China trade war hits Hong Kong exports of watches and clocks

Year-on-year dip of 2.6 per cent recorded for the first seven months of the year. Numbers come ahead of major trade show in the city next week.

28 Aug 2019 - 7:16PM

Year-on-year dip of 2.6 per cent recorded for the first seven months of the year. Numbers come ahead of major trade show in the city next week.

US-China trade war hits Hong Kong exports of watches and clocks
Hong Kong could lose foreign investment if city’s leader gives herself emergency powers to battle protesters, pro-business lawmaker warns

Liberal Party leader Felix Chung suggests invoking law not used since 1967 could see expats and their money leave Hong Kong, as under sweeping powers Chief Executive Carrie Lam could censor the media and decided on how long someone is sent to jail for.

28 Aug 2019 - 3:27PM

Liberal Party leader Felix Chung suggests invoking law not used since 1967 could see expats and their money leave Hong Kong, as under sweeping powers Chief Executive Carrie Lam could censor the media and decided on how long someone is sent to jail for.

Hong Kong could lose foreign investment if city’s leader gives herself emergency powers to battle protesters, pro-business lawmaker warns
Three men arrested for storming Legislative Council as Hong Kong police deny female protester’s accusations of strip-search

Arrests are first to come from attack on the city’s legislature on July 1, with one suspect accused of criminal damage.

28 Aug 2019 - 10:00AM

Arrests are first to come from attack on the city’s legislature on July 1, with one suspect accused of criminal damage.

Three men arrested for storming Legislative Council as Hong Kong police deny female protester’s accusations of strip-search
Website offers up to HK$1 million for helping to track down those involved in 30 ‘illegal acts’ during anti-government protests

Drive launched to offer cash reward for help in identifying those involved in incidents, such as throwing Chinese flag into the sea and defacing emblems.

28 Aug 2019 - 10:17AM

Drive launched to offer cash reward for help in identifying those involved in incidents, such as throwing Chinese flag into the sea and defacing emblems.

Website offers up to HK$1 million for helping to track down those involved in 30 ‘illegal acts’ during anti-government protests
Hong Kong police defend force’s detention protocol after arrest of 12-year-old anti-government protester in Tsuen Wan

Fifteen protesters between ages of 12 and 15 arrested since June – with the youngest arrested on Sunday.

28 Aug 2019 - 9:30AM

Fifteen protesters between ages of 12 and 15 arrested since June – with the youngest arrested on Sunday.

Hong Kong police defend force’s detention protocol after arrest of 12-year-old anti-government protester in Tsuen Wan
Fitness centres abused good nature of young people to railroad them into signing expensive gym contracts, says Hong Kong Customs Department

Customs and Excise Department says it arrested seven sales staff and one director at three fitness centres for allegedly breaching Trade Descriptions Ordinance.

27 Aug 2019 - 10:38PM

Customs and Excise Department says it arrested seven sales staff and one director at three fitness centres for allegedly breaching Trade Descriptions Ordinance.

Fitness centres abused good nature of young people to railroad them into signing expensive gym contracts, says Hong Kong Customs Department
Angry residents confront Hong Kong’s MTR staff over closure of train services and stations on Kwun Tong line before protest march

Rail giant slammed for what critics say are inconveniences to commuters and a deliberate bid to suppress demonstration.

24 Aug 2019 - 10:04PM

Rail giant slammed for what critics say are inconveniences to commuters and a deliberate bid to suppress demonstration.

Angry residents confront Hong Kong’s MTR staff over closure of train services and stations on Kwun Tong line before protest march
Failing to jam airport-bound traffic on Saturday, Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters vow to return with disruption plan next weekend

Protesters fail to show up in enough numbers to disrupt traffic by 7am, but announce they will come back with same plan next weekend.

24 Aug 2019 - 11:44PM

Protesters fail to show up in enough numbers to disrupt traffic by 7am, but announce they will come back with same plan next weekend.

Failing to jam airport-bound traffic on Saturday, Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters vow to return with disruption plan next weekend
Authorities prepare contingency plans as protesters aim to return to Hong Kong airport on Saturday despite renewal of injunction against demonstrations

Court order against interference with airport operations renewed indefinitely on Friday but protesters intend to get around it. Scenes of unprecedented violence erupted in airport terminal last week after five days of peaceful sit-in descended into chaos.

23 Aug 2019 - 11:41PM

Court order against interference with airport operations renewed indefinitely on Friday but protesters intend to get around it. Scenes of unprecedented violence erupted in airport terminal last week after five days of peaceful sit-in descended into chaos.

Authorities prepare contingency plans as protesters aim to return to Hong Kong airport on Saturday despite renewal of injunction against demonstrations
Police watchdog member walks back support for officers not wearing ID numbers amid Hong Kong anti-government protests

In the face of criticism, Christopher Cheung says he was simply worried the numbers could lead to officers’ and their families’ information being published.

23 Aug 2019 - 11:31AM

In the face of criticism, Christopher Cheung says he was simply worried the numbers could lead to officers’ and their families’ information being published.

Police watchdog member walks back support for officers not wearing ID numbers amid Hong Kong anti-government protests
Hong Kong’s core industries hammered by anti-government protest crisis with deep drops in retail, tourism and stock market  

Economist lament ugly metrics: market down more than 25 per cent, tourist arrivals down 30 per cent and hotel prices slashed in half.

25 Aug 2019 - 5:03PM

Economist lament ugly metrics: market down more than 25 per cent, tourist arrivals down 30 per cent and hotel prices slashed in half.

Hong Kong’s core industries hammered by anti-government protest crisis with deep drops in retail, tourism and stock market