Kimmy Chung

Hong Kong

Kimmy Chung

Reporter, Hong Kong

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.

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Hong Kong steps up maritime patrols amid reports of local activists being intercepted at sea while attempting to flee to Taiwan

Taiwanese newspaper reports five Hongkongers intercepted off coast in July, with incident kept under wraps because of thorny political implications.

Taiwanese newspaper reports five Hongkongers intercepted off coast in July, with incident kept under wraps because of thorny political implications.

29 Aug 2020 - 11:18PM
Hong Kong opposition lawmaker injured in Yuen Long station attack accuses police of shutting him out as witness

Democratic Party lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting questions why the force cancelled his appointment to give a further statement on one of the most controversial episodes of last year’s social unrest.

Democratic Party lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting questions why the force cancelled his appointment to give a further statement on one of the most controversial episodes of last year’s social unrest.

28 Aug 2020 - 10:50PM
Hong Kong protests: police chief denies force trying to ‘rewrite history’ after senior officer calls views on MTR station attack lopsided

Police Commissioner Chris Tang says focus should be on evidence and facts about the incident. Comments come after senior superintendent said investigation found both sides were ‘on equal footing’ in their use of force.

Police Commissioner Chris Tang says focus should be on evidence and facts about the incident. Comments come after senior superintendent said investigation found both sides were ‘on equal footing’ in their use of force.

28 Aug 2020 - 1:07AM
National security law: arrested Hong Kong activist among group caught by China’s coastguard while fleeing to Taiwan, sources confirm

Andy Li, who was arrested in a Hong Kong police swoop on August 10, was detained in mainland China on suspicion of unlawfully crossing the border.

Andy Li, who was arrested in a Hong Kong police swoop on August 10, was detained in mainland China on suspicion of unlawfully crossing the border.

27 Aug 2020 - 11:41PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hails opening of new border checkpoint between city and Shenzhen

The Heung Yuen Wai-Liantang crossing is the first land-based one in Hong Kong with direct access facilities for both passengers and vehicles.

The Heung Yuen Wai-Liantang crossing is the first land-based one in Hong Kong with direct access facilities for both passengers and vehicles.

26 Aug 2020 - 10:46PM
Hong Kong protests: anger mounts as police are accused of trying to rewrite white-shirt mob attacks in Yuen Long with arrest of opposition lawmaker

Democratic Party pair Lam Cheuk-ting and Ted Hui taken into custody. Lam was arrested on suspicion of rioting in connection with mob attack inside MTR station on July 21 last year.

Democratic Party pair Lam Cheuk-ting and Ted Hui taken into custody. Lam was arrested on suspicion of rioting in connection with mob attack inside MTR station on July 21 last year.

28 Aug 2020 - 3:49PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam dismisses veiled criticism from cabinet colleague that power causes negative impact on individuals

Carrie Lam says her only aspiration has been serving people and she will ‘listen to public opinion with a more humble attitude’.

Carrie Lam says her only aspiration has been serving people and she will ‘listen to public opinion with a more humble attitude’.

25 Aug 2020 - 11:15PM
RTHK staff union and Hong Kong journalists’ group get nod to launch ‘important freedom of speech’ court challenge over watchdog’s satire show warning

Groups have judicial review application approved. Communications Authority had previously said episode of political satire show ‘denigrated and insulted’ police force.

Groups have judicial review application approved. Communications Authority had previously said episode of political satire show ‘denigrated and insulted’ police force.

25 Aug 2020 - 11:15PM
‘I considered resigning over protests’: Hong Kong’s labour minister and only cabinet member with opposition background

Law Chi-kwong who was pressured by former Democratic Party colleagues to step down at height of civil unrest, gives candid television interview.

Law Chi-kwong who was pressured by former Democratic Party colleagues to step down at height of civil unrest, gives candid television interview.

22 Aug 2020 - 9:38PM
Hong Kong public split on whether lawmakers should stay for extended term but most opposition supporters favour boycott, poll finds

Among those who identify themselves as opposition supporters, just 19 per cent of respondents in a survey say lawmakers should see out the legislature’s extended term while 61 per cent believe they should leave.

Among those who identify themselves as opposition supporters, just 19 per cent of respondents in a survey say lawmakers should see out the legislature’s extended term while 61 per cent believe they should leave.

21 Aug 2020 - 10:48PM
Hong Kong national security law’s next targets: donors to online group allegedly linked to Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, activist Agnes Chow

‘Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong’ has vowed to use funds it has raised for global campaign seeking sanctions over Beijing-imposed legislation.

‘Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong’ has vowed to use funds it has raised for global campaign seeking sanctions over Beijing-imposed legislation.

13 Aug 2020 - 8:16AM
Vague decision by China’s top legislative body, but disqualified Hong Kong lawmakers expected to serve out Legco term: experts

Though a decision from Beijing did not address the issue head-on, those close to the matter say opposition Legco members barred from re-election can serve out extra year.

Though a decision from Beijing did not address the issue head-on, those close to the matter say opposition Legco members barred from re-election can serve out extra year.

12 Aug 2020 - 9:10AM
Beijing extends Hong Kong’s Legislative Council term by ‘at least one year’ but kicks ball back to Carrie Lam to decide how disqualified lawmakers can continue their duties

‘My understanding is that all serving lawmakers can stay on in the extended term,’ says National People’s Congress delegate who sat in on meeting.

‘My understanding is that all serving lawmakers can stay on in the extended term,’ says National People’s Congress delegate who sat in on meeting.

12 Aug 2020 - 12:48AM
Pro-establishment hawks in ascendancy as Beijing debates fate of Hong Kong lawmakers banned from seeking re-election

Hardliners want Beijing to stop quartet barred from re-election sitting in extended Legislative Council term, but moderates don’t agree.

Hardliners want Beijing to stop quartet barred from re-election sitting in extended Legislative Council term, but moderates don’t agree.

9 Aug 2020 - 11:10PM
Hong Kong elections: China’s top legislative body leaning towards allowing lawmakers banned from polls to serve in extended Legco session: sources

Postponement of Legislative Council elections has been formally added to the standing committee agenda, with a decision expected on Tuesday.

Postponement of Legislative Council elections has been formally added to the standing committee agenda, with a decision expected on Tuesday.

9 Aug 2020 - 10:22PM
Barred from contesting polls, four Hong Kong lawmakers await Beijing’s decision on their time left in Legco

Sitting lawmakers Alvin Yeung, Dennis Kwok, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung could see their political careers effectively ended in the coming weeks.

Sitting lawmakers Alvin Yeung, Dennis Kwok, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung could see their political careers effectively ended in the coming weeks.

8 Aug 2020 - 9:00AM
Hong Kong elections: opposition torn between boycotting Legislative Council and sticking around to stage fierce fight

Radical section of bloc urges peers to quit but others within camp feel they need to stay on and continue the fight. Opposition members accuse electoral officials of arbitrarily disqualifying candidates from Legco race.

Radical section of bloc urges peers to quit but others within camp feel they need to stay on and continue the fight. Opposition members accuse electoral officials of arbitrarily disqualifying candidates from Legco race.

7 Aug 2020 - 10:42AM
Hong Kong elections: Lam’s inner circle differs on how best to deal with Legislative Council vacuum postponement of polls will create

Executive Council member Ronny Tong says emergency sessions could bridge gap, while People’s Congress deputy Ip Kwok-him sees ‘caretaker legislature’ as inevitable.

Executive Council member Ronny Tong says emergency sessions could bridge gap, while People’s Congress deputy Ip Kwok-him sees ‘caretaker legislature’ as inevitable.

1 Aug 2020 - 11:20PM
Hong Kong elections: by delaying vote for one year, leader throws up raft of legal and political questions

It remains unclear if opposition lawmakers already disqualified from running will be permitted or even want to take part in an extended term. Basic Law expert Maria Tam casts doubt over whether a prolonged Legco can survive legal challenges.

It remains unclear if opposition lawmakers already disqualified from running will be permitted or even want to take part in an extended term. Basic Law expert Maria Tam casts doubt over whether a prolonged Legco can survive legal challenges.

2 Aug 2020 - 3:35PM
Hong Kong elections: activist Joshua Wong says allegations used to disqualify him from polls ‘fabricated’, could have darker purpose

Wong, who on Thursday was barred from running for the Legislative Council, says accusations against him could be seen as national security law violations.

Wong, who on Thursday was barred from running for the Legislative Council, says accusations against him could be seen as national security law violations.

1 Aug 2020 - 12:36AM
Hong Kong leader delays legislative elections, asks Beijing to resolve legal questions, citing coronavirus pandemic dangers

Citing health risks of voting amid Covid-19, Chief Executive Carrie Lam invokes emergency powers to delay legislative polls by a year, while oppositions warns of collapse of constitutional order.

Citing health risks of voting amid Covid-19, Chief Executive Carrie Lam invokes emergency powers to delay legislative polls by a year, while oppositions warns of collapse of constitutional order.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:13PM
Purge guts Hong Kong opposition, but activists vow to fight on despite shifting goalposts ahead of Legislative Council elections

A purge; a new deep red line; a shifting of the goalposts: the banning of key figures, this final part now focuses on their changing fortunes.

A purge; a new deep red line; a shifting of the goalposts: the banning of key figures, this final part now focuses on their changing fortunes.

31 Jul 2020 - 12:27PM
Hong Kong elections: mass disqualification of opposition hopefuls sparks political storm

The group includes other such well-known names as Alvin Yeung, Joshua Wong, Dennis Kwok and Gwyneth Ho.

The group includes other such well-known names as Alvin Yeung, Joshua Wong, Dennis Kwok and Gwyneth Ho.

31 Jul 2020 - 7:39AM
Hong Kong elections: will Legislative Council polls be postponed by a year with legal backing from mainland China?

Proponents say with National People’s Congress Standing Committee weighing in, decision would be protected from legal challenges in city.

Proponents say with National People’s Congress Standing Committee weighing in, decision would be protected from legal challenges in city.

30 Jul 2020 - 11:04AM
Hong Kong elections: will Legislative Council polls be postponed, and who stands to gain?

In the first of a three-part series, we explore the political implications behind any decision to change the polling date.

In the first of a three-part series, we explore the political implications behind any decision to change the polling date.

29 Jul 2020 - 3:12PM
Hong Kong elections: opposition camp members struggle to enter race for four industry-based legislative seats

Hopefuls having trouble drumming up enough nominations for seats in real estate and construction, financial services, insurance and tourism. Voters have traditionally gone with pro-establishment figures, who in some cases ran unchallenged in the past.

Hopefuls having trouble drumming up enough nominations for seats in real estate and construction, financial services, insurance and tourism. Voters have traditionally gone with pro-establishment figures, who in some cases ran unchallenged in the past.

26 Jul 2020 - 12:10AM
Hong Kong elections: at least nine opposition camp members seeking legislative seats pressed over security law views and loyalty to city

Letters sent by officials vetting candidates for September polls ask about lobbying US for sanctions. Election hopefuls also requested to explain previous statements about plans to veto budget.

Letters sent by officials vetting candidates for September polls ask about lobbying US for sanctions. Election hopefuls also requested to explain previous statements about plans to veto budget.

25 Jul 2020 - 11:24PM
Hong Kong elections: Olympic senior official launches Legislative Council campaign for sport and culture seat

Olympic Committee vice-president Kenneth Fok to represent pro-establishment in September vote in contest against Herbert Chow, a former president of Hong Kong Tennis Association owner of children’s clothing store chain Chickeeduck.

Olympic Committee vice-president Kenneth Fok to represent pro-establishment in September vote in contest against Herbert Chow, a former president of Hong Kong Tennis Association owner of children’s clothing store chain Chickeeduck.

23 Jul 2020 - 9:48PM
Hong Kong third wave: pro-Beijing politicians call for postponement of elections amid coronavirus crisis

Tam Yiu-chung, the city’s sole delegate to China’s top legislative body, questions why officials have not considered the possibility of postponing the vote in early September.

Tam Yiu-chung, the city’s sole delegate to China’s top legislative body, questions why officials have not considered the possibility of postponing the vote in early September.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:14PM
Signing declaration of allegiance a non-starter for Joshua Wong, other candidate hopefuls for September’s Hong Kong elections

On heels of successful primary, city’s opposition camp finds itself divided on question of signing a form pledging allegiance to the city and its Basic Law.

On heels of successful primary, city’s opposition camp finds itself divided on question of signing a form pledging allegiance to the city and its Basic Law.

18 Jul 2020 - 10:56PM