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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Beijing’s decision to extend Legco term shows Hong Kong affairs are no longer dealt with by common law principles, legal scholar warns

University of Hong Kong law scholar Eric Cheung says move shows Hong Kong is not following the Basic Law any more.

12 Aug 2020 - 11:31PM

University of Hong Kong law scholar Eric Cheung says move shows Hong Kong is not following the Basic Law any more.

Beijing’s decision to extend Legco term shows Hong Kong affairs are no longer dealt with by common law principles, legal scholar warns
Coronavirus: Hong Kong Disneyland asks employees to go back on unpaid leave as Covid-19 third wave forced it to close last month

A 20 to 30 per cent salary reduction, introduced in April for executives at vice-president level and above, will also remain in force until further notice.

11 Aug 2020 - 11:59PM

A 20 to 30 per cent salary reduction, introduced in April for executives at vice-president level and above, will also remain in force until further notice.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong Disneyland asks employees to go back on unpaid leave as Covid-19 third wave forced it to close last month
Hong Kong musicians falling on hard times as Covid-19 financial relief packages pass them by

Working performers not always eligible for financial support from government, with venues such as bars not recognised under scheme.

9 Aug 2020 - 10:41PM

Working performers not always eligible for financial support from government, with venues such as bars not recognised under scheme.

Hong Kong musicians falling on hard times as Covid-19 financial relief packages pass them by
Explainer | Hong Kong national security law: why has the United States imposed sanctions on top officials serving the city and how hard will the penalties bite?

Under Washington’s measures, the US-based assets of 11 officials serving Hong Kong are frozen, Americans and firms barred from dealing with them.

9 Aug 2020 - 2:28PM

Under Washington’s measures, the US-based assets of 11 officials serving Hong Kong are frozen, Americans and firms barred from dealing with them.

Hong Kong national security law: why has the United States imposed sanctions on top officials serving the city and how hard will the penalties bite?
‘Shameless and despicable’: Hong Kong decries US sanctions on officials over national security law

Release of personal details ‘no less than state-sanctioned doxxing’, says Carrie Lam, while city’s liaison office chief mockingly offers US$100 to ‘freeze’.

9 Aug 2020 - 11:21AM

Release of personal details ‘no less than state-sanctioned doxxing’, says Carrie Lam, while city’s liaison office chief mockingly offers US$100 to ‘freeze’.

‘Shameless and despicable’: Hong Kong decries US sanctions on officials over national security law
Beating the gloom: enterprising Hongkongers find ways to boost income, running yoga classes or selling at bazaars and online

Depressing jobs scene drives some to turn talents, hobbies into potential money-spinners.

7 Aug 2020 - 6:22PM

Depressing jobs scene drives some to turn talents, hobbies into potential money-spinners.

Beating the gloom: enterprising Hongkongers find ways to boost income, running yoga classes or selling at bazaars and online
Coronavirus: Hong Kong must do more to help workers amid aid package shortcomings, union says

The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions has said that a loophole in the current wage subsidy scheme could leave workers vulnerable.

7 Aug 2020 - 6:27AM

The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions has said that a loophole in the current wage subsidy scheme could leave workers vulnerable.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong must do more to help workers amid aid package shortcomings, union says
Hong Kong tourism in distress: restaurant, retail and hotel bosses try to reinvent themselves digitally as pandemic keeps visitors away

Anxiety sets in for thousands made jobless, or told to stay home on reduced pay or no pay.

6 Aug 2020 - 12:25PM

Anxiety sets in for thousands made jobless, or told to stay home on reduced pay or no pay.

Hong Kong tourism in distress: restaurant, retail and hotel bosses try to reinvent themselves digitally as pandemic keeps visitors away
Hong Kong third wave: education officials to look at mass Covid-19 testing for schools, priority return of face-to-face teaching for some students

Education minister says new starters and those taking their university entrance exams could be allowed to return to school first, while officials will also consider including schools in mass Covid-19 screening programme.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:54PM

Education minister says new starters and those taking their university entrance exams could be allowed to return to school first, while officials will also consider including schools in mass Covid-19 screening programme.

Hong Kong third wave: education officials to look at mass Covid-19 testing for schools, priority return of face-to-face teaching for some students
Hong Kong elections: Beijing yet to decide whether four opposition lawmakers barred from seeking re-election can serve for a Legco provisional term, sources say

Pro-Beijing politician says HKMAO deputy director Zhang Xiaoming has an open mind on whether four opposition lawmakers can continue to serve.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:46PM

Pro-Beijing politician says HKMAO deputy director Zhang Xiaoming has an open mind on whether four opposition lawmakers can continue to serve.

Hong Kong elections: Beijing yet to decide whether four opposition lawmakers barred from seeking re-election can serve for a Legco provisional term, sources say
Hong Kong third wave: growing Covid-19 clusters at two wet markets spark fears of wider outbreaks as city records 80 new cases and four deaths

Five cases have been linked to four fish stalls at Hung Hom market while 10 others, including cleaners and workers at stores, have also been infected. Two cases have also been tied to To Kwa Wan market.

5 Aug 2020 - 9:15AM

Five cases have been linked to four fish stalls at Hung Hom market while 10 others, including cleaners and workers at stores, have also been infected. Two cases have also been tied to To Kwa Wan market.

Hong Kong third wave: growing Covid-19 clusters at two wet markets spark fears of wider outbreaks as city records 80 new cases and four deaths
Without jobs, some in Hong Kong tighten belts and deplete savings as they face an uncertain future

Pandemic robs Hong Kong families of livelihoods, leaving many anxious, desperate for better times.

6 Aug 2020 - 8:24AM

Pandemic robs Hong Kong families of livelihoods, leaving many anxious, desperate for better times.

Without jobs, some in Hong Kong tighten belts and deplete savings as they face an uncertain future
Hong Kong third wave: city’s Covid-19 social-distancing measures set to be extended after recent spike in cases

Rules that limit public gatherings to two people and ban restaurant dining-in services between 6pm and 5am will be extended, a source says.

2 Aug 2020 - 1:21AM

Rules that limit public gatherings to two people and ban restaurant dining-in services between 6pm and 5am will be extended, a source says.

Hong Kong third wave: city’s Covid-19 social-distancing measures set to be extended after recent spike in cases
National security law: Hong Kong police seek activist Nathan Law and 5 others for inciting secession and collusion, insider says

Nathan Law and others deny charges, which would be first issued against individuals outside Hong Kong, but even if they are not extradited, police source says, ‘the move can help send a high-profile message to them or others’.

1 Aug 2020 - 10:52PM

Nathan Law and others deny charges, which would be first issued against individuals outside Hong Kong, but even if they are not extradited, police source says, ‘the move can help send a high-profile message to them or others’.

National security law: Hong Kong police seek activist Nathan Law and 5 others for inciting secession and collusion, insider says
Hong Kong typhoon warning: Observatory raises signal No 3 as tropical cyclone forms over South China Sea

Weather agency skips straight to No 3 warning for the first time in 27 years as depression over central and northern parts of sea gradually strengthens.

1 Aug 2020 - 12:38AM

Weather agency skips straight to No 3 warning for the first time in 27 years as depression over central and northern parts of sea gradually strengthens.

Hong Kong typhoon warning: Observatory raises signal No 3 as tropical cyclone forms over South China Sea
Coronavirus: Hong Kong retail shrinks by a third for first half of 2020 as Covid-19 crisis pummels sector

Consumer sales down 33.3 per cent for first six months of this year compared with January to June 2019.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:13PM

Consumer sales down 33.3 per cent for first six months of this year compared with January to June 2019.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong retail shrinks by a third for first half of 2020 as Covid-19 crisis pummels sector
Coronavirus: Hong Kong shopping giants wage war with loyalty schemes for stores including Wellcome, Mannings, 7-Eleven, Ikea and KFC

Dairy Farm Group launches rewards programme covering 2,000 stores in Hong Kong, as rival AS Watson Group reveals plans to expand its scheme.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:13PM

Dairy Farm Group launches rewards programme covering 2,000 stores in Hong Kong, as rival AS Watson Group reveals plans to expand its scheme.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong shopping giants wage war with loyalty schemes for stores including Wellcome, Mannings, 7-Eleven, Ikea and KFC
Hong Kong’s oldest bookshop Swindon to close after decades, wrapping up final chapter amid Covid-19 struggles

Bookstore to shut Lock Road outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui where it has been for decades and take operations online, as coronavirus pandemic claims another victim.

30 Jul 2020 - 10:37AM

Bookstore to shut Lock Road outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui where it has been for decades and take operations online, as coronavirus pandemic claims another victim.

Hong Kong’s oldest bookshop Swindon to close after decades, wrapping up final chapter amid Covid-19 struggles
Hong Kong man arrested on suspicion of spreading fake news on social media

Officers launched early morning raid in Tsing Yi and detained 39-year-old man, and force says it has received multiple reports of false information circulating online involving government’s cash payout and other policies.

25 Jul 2020 - 11:05PM

Officers launched early morning raid in Tsing Yi and detained 39-year-old man, and force says it has received multiple reports of false information circulating online involving government’s cash payout and other policies.

Hong Kong man arrested on suspicion of spreading fake news on social media
No book fair? No problem. Hong Kong publishers woo crowds online with special discounts, free delivery

Shopping online is not the same as browsing, lingering at annual fair, say disappointed book lovers

25 Jul 2020 - 11:05PM

Shopping online is not the same as browsing, lingering at annual fair, say disappointed book lovers

No book fair? No problem. Hong Kong publishers woo crowds online with special discounts, free delivery
Hong Kong third wave: officials ‘very worried’ as city struggles to control Covid-19 outbreak, logs new daily record with 133 cases

Centre for Health Protection’s Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan says next one to two weeks will be key in determining if social-distancing measures are working.

26 Jul 2020 - 1:08AM

Centre for Health Protection’s Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan says next one to two weeks will be key in determining if social-distancing measures are working.

Hong Kong third wave: officials ‘very worried’ as city struggles to control Covid-19 outbreak, logs new daily record with 133 cases
Hong Kong third wave: three arrested over online air purifier scam worth HK$100,000, as Covid-19 cons mount

Police said the trio, aged 25 to 33, were selling the devices for HK$900 a piece via social media, only to never deliver them.

18 Jul 2020 - 10:53PM

Police said the trio, aged 25 to 33, were selling the devices for HK$900 a piece via social media, only to never deliver them.

Hong Kong third wave: three arrested over online air purifier scam worth HK$100,000, as Covid-19 cons mount
Hong Kong third wave: infection of three health workers at Tuen Mun Eye Centre sparks Covid-19 cluster fears as city marks grim milestone

Three clerks in contact with hundreds of patients at Tuen Mun Eye Centre among 64 new cases. Number of people confirmed with Covid-19 in Hong Kong surpasses the 1,755 recorded for severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003.

18 Jul 2020 - 11:56PM

Three clerks in contact with hundreds of patients at Tuen Mun Eye Centre among 64 new cases. Number of people confirmed with Covid-19 in Hong Kong surpasses the 1,755 recorded for severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003.

Hong Kong third wave: infection of three health workers at Tuen Mun Eye Centre sparks Covid-19 cluster fears as city marks grim milestone
Hong Kong third wave: chicken hotpot for HK$1 and half-price takeaway, restaurants slash prices as new social-distancing measures begin to bite

With social-distancing measures restricting city’s food outlets to takeaway only between 6pm and 5am, some are flooding social media with offers to drum-up business.

15 Jul 2020 - 10:53PM

With social-distancing measures restricting city’s food outlets to takeaway only between 6pm and 5am, some are flooding social media with offers to drum-up business.

Hong Kong third wave: chicken hotpot for HK$1 and half-price takeaway, restaurants slash prices as new social-distancing measures begin to bite
Hong Kong third wave: call for fresh subsidies amid tightened Covid-19 measures, as businesses slam nighttime dine-in ban: ‘does virus not exist in afternoon?’

Bar industry representative slams shutdown and nighttime dine-in ban: ‘Does the virus not exist in the afternoon? Do they work like bats?’

14 Jul 2020 - 10:55PM

Bar industry representative slams shutdown and nighttime dine-in ban: ‘Does the virus not exist in the afternoon? Do they work like bats?’

Hong Kong third wave: call for fresh subsidies amid tightened Covid-19 measures, as businesses slam nighttime dine-in ban: ‘does virus not exist in afternoon?’
Hong Kong elections: 234,000 residents cast ballots in opposition camp primary for Legislative Council elections, organisers say

The number, which represents 5.3 per cent of registered voters, far exceeds overall target of 170,000 people.

12 Jul 2020 - 5:49PM

The number, which represents 5.3 per cent of registered voters, far exceeds overall target of 170,000 people.

Hong Kong elections: 234,000 residents cast ballots in opposition camp primary for Legislative Council elections, organisers say
National security law: Hong Kong protests weren’t sustainable, but no guarantee new legislation stops them, says ex-Morgan Stanley Asia head

Stephen Roach, now at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, hopes new legislation will not have the adverse effect some in the West fear.

8 Jul 2020 - 11:48PM

Stephen Roach, now at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, hopes new legislation will not have the adverse effect some in the West fear.

National security law: Hong Kong protests weren’t sustainable, but no guarantee new legislation stops them, says ex-Morgan Stanley Asia head
Coronavirus: Hong Kong reviewing Covid-19 strategy, some classes suspended amid fresh threat

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says authorities will review virus-containment measures this afternoon amid six more preliminary positive cases.

7 Jul 2020 - 7:46PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says authorities will review virus-containment measures this afternoon amid six more preliminary positive cases.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong reviewing Covid-19 strategy, some classes suspended amid fresh threat
Travel bubbles: commerce minister sounds cautious note on Hongkongers’ holiday plans

Edward Yau looks forward to forming a travel bubble with Thailand, but does not specify any dates for rolling out arrangements.

6 Jul 2020 - 8:20AM

Edward Yau looks forward to forming a travel bubble with Thailand, but does not specify any dates for rolling out arrangements.

Travel bubbles: commerce minister sounds cautious note on Hongkongers’ holiday plans
National security law: police take DNA samples from arrested protesters and their lawyer wants to know why

While police can collect the data even without consent, the step is normally taken only for much more serious crimes, legal counsel says.

5 Jul 2020 - 1:17AM

While police can collect the data even without consent, the step is normally taken only for much more serious crimes, legal counsel says.

National security law: police take DNA samples from arrested protesters and their lawyer wants to know why