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 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.

13 Aug 2020 - 8:16AM

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

Hong Kong national security law’s next targets: donors to online group allegedly linked to Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, activist Agnes Chow
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.

12 Aug 2020 - 9:10AM

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.

Vague decision by China’s top legislative body, but disqualified Hong Kong lawmakers expected to serve out Legco term: experts
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.

12 Aug 2020 - 12:48AM

‘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.

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
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.

9 Aug 2020 - 11:10PM

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

Pro-establishment hawks in ascendancy as Beijing debates fate of Hong Kong lawmakers banned from seeking re-election
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.

9 Aug 2020 - 10:22PM

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

Hong Kong elections: China’s top legislative body leaning towards allowing lawmakers banned from polls to serve in extended Legco session: sources
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.

8 Aug 2020 - 9:00AM

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

Barred from contesting polls, four Hong Kong lawmakers await Beijing’s decision on their time left in Legco
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.

7 Aug 2020 - 10:42AM

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.

Hong Kong elections: opposition torn between boycotting Legislative Council and sticking around to stage fierce fight
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.

1 Aug 2020 - 11:20PM

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

Hong Kong elections: Lam’s inner circle differs on how best to deal with Legislative Council vacuum postponement of polls will create
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.

2 Aug 2020 - 3:35PM

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.

Hong Kong elections: by delaying vote for one year, leader throws up raft of legal and political questions
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.

1 Aug 2020 - 12:36AM

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

Hong Kong elections: activist Joshua Wong says allegations used to disqualify him from polls ‘fabricated’, could have darker purpose
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.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:13PM

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.

Hong Kong leader delays legislative elections, asks Beijing to resolve legal questions, citing coronavirus pandemic dangers
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.

31 Jul 2020 - 12:27PM

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.

Purge guts Hong Kong opposition, but activists vow to fight on despite shifting goalposts ahead of Legislative Council elections
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.

31 Jul 2020 - 7:39AM

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

Hong Kong elections: mass disqualification of opposition hopefuls sparks political storm
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.

30 Jul 2020 - 11:04AM

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

Hong Kong elections: will Legislative Council polls be postponed by a year with legal backing from mainland China?
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.

29 Jul 2020 - 3:12PM

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

Hong Kong elections: will Legislative Council polls be postponed, and who stands to gain?
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.

26 Jul 2020 - 12:10AM

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.

Hong Kong elections: opposition camp members struggle to enter race for four industry-based legislative seats
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.

25 Jul 2020 - 11:24PM

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.

Hong Kong elections: at least nine opposition camp members seeking legislative seats pressed over security law views and loyalty to city
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.

23 Jul 2020 - 9:48PM

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.

Hong Kong elections: Olympic senior official launches Legislative Council campaign for sport and culture seat
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.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:14PM

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.

Hong Kong third wave: pro-Beijing politicians call for postponement of elections amid coronavirus crisis
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.

18 Jul 2020 - 10:56PM

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.

Signing declaration of allegiance a non-starter for Joshua Wong, other candidate hopefuls for September’s Hong Kong elections
Bickering, scuffling and deadlock: Hong Kong’s legislature brings stormy term to a close

Looking back over the past four years, politicians on both sides of the aisle admit their relationship has sunk to an unprecedented low.

18 Jul 2020 - 10:00AM

Looking back over the past four years, politicians on both sides of the aisle admit their relationship has sunk to an unprecedented low.

Bickering, scuffling and deadlock: Hong Kong’s legislature brings stormy term to a close
National security law: who are the Hong Kong officials with US assets that may be affected by Trump’s sanctions?

Exco convenor Bernard Chan has a property in San Francisco while executive councillor Laura Cha has a rental flat through an offshore company in an undisclosed US location.

17 Jul 2020 - 1:25PM

Exco convenor Bernard Chan has a property in San Francisco while executive councillor Laura Cha has a rental flat through an offshore company in an undisclosed US location.

National security law: who are the Hong Kong officials with US assets that may be affected by Trump’s sanctions?
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pinpoints political impasse as main obstacle to tackling livelihood issues, vows to address this in coming policy speech

Hong Kong chief executive vows to address thorny subject in coming policy speech, in an apparent deviation from her traditional focus on practical issues.

17 Jul 2020 - 9:56AM

Hong Kong chief executive vows to address thorny subject in coming policy speech, in an apparent deviation from her traditional focus on practical issues.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pinpoints political impasse as main obstacle to tackling livelihood issues, vows to address this in coming policy speech
Hong Kong elections: Beijing accuses Occupy protest leader Benny Tai of breaking national security law through primary poll

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office also says organiser Benny Tai ‘illegally manipulated’ the city’s election system, acted as political agent for foreign forces.

15 Jul 2020 - 12:05AM

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office also says organiser Benny Tai ‘illegally manipulated’ the city’s election system, acted as political agent for foreign forces.

Hong Kong elections: Beijing accuses Occupy protest leader Benny Tai of breaking national security law through primary poll
Hong Kong national security law: civil service oath of allegiance shows China’s determination to have ‘patriots governing’ city, says NPC member Tam

Hong Kong’s sole representative to National People’s Congress Tam Yiu-chung says civil service oath of allegiance is necessary to maintain national unity, and questions if those arrested at protests can truly serve society.

14 Jul 2020 - 11:18PM

Hong Kong’s sole representative to National People’s Congress Tam Yiu-chung says civil service oath of allegiance is necessary to maintain national unity, and questions if those arrested at protests can truly serve society.

Hong Kong national security law: civil service oath of allegiance shows China’s determination to have ‘patriots governing’ city, says NPC member Tam
Hong Kong elections: primary turnout enables opposition to inch towards gaining majority in Legco polls, activist says

Co-organiser of weekend poll Benny Tai says the significance of the turnout involves establishing an important decision-making mechanism in civil society.

13 Jul 2020 - 7:46PM

Co-organiser of weekend poll Benny Tai says the significance of the turnout involves establishing an important decision-making mechanism in civil society.

Hong Kong elections: primary turnout enables opposition to inch towards gaining majority in Legco polls, activist says
Hong Kong opposition camp’s lofty hopes for landmark primary run into raft of obstacles, voter turnout concerns

Hundreds of booths will be set up across the city this weekend for straw poll on legislative candidates.

12 Jul 2020 - 5:52PM

Hundreds of booths will be set up across the city this weekend for straw poll on legislative candidates.

Hong Kong opposition camp’s lofty hopes for landmark primary run into raft of obstacles, voter turnout concerns
Hong Kong opposition parties warned weekend primary could break national security and election laws

Constitutional affairs minister Erick Tsang says some residents raised concerns ahead of Legislative Council elections in September.

9 Jul 2020 - 11:57PM

Constitutional affairs minister Erick Tsang says some residents raised concerns ahead of Legislative Council elections in September.

Hong Kong opposition parties warned weekend primary could break national security and election laws
Hong Kong civil servants employed from July 1 to be required in writing to swear allegiance, uphold Basic Law

Proposed rules also apply to serving officers with duties classified as ‘crucial’ or ‘sensitive’. Previous requirement covered only principal officials and those under judiciary.

9 Jul 2020 - 2:35AM

Proposed rules also apply to serving officers with duties classified as ‘crucial’ or ‘sensitive’. Previous requirement covered only principal officials and those under judiciary.

Hong Kong civil servants employed from July 1 to be required in writing to swear allegiance, uphold Basic Law
Hong Kong lawmaker escapes censure for letting former chief executive interfere in inquiry over business dealings of the former top official

Holden Chow had the right to seek the former chief executive’s input over investigation into HK$50 million UGL saga, committee finds. But opposition figures sitting on panel argue he brought the legislature into disrepute.

8 Jul 2020 - 9:19PM

Holden Chow had the right to seek the former chief executive’s input over investigation into HK$50 million UGL saga, committee finds. But opposition figures sitting on panel argue he brought the legislature into disrepute.

Hong Kong lawmaker escapes censure for letting former chief executive interfere in inquiry over business dealings of the former top official