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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Coronavirus: Hongkongers flouting four-person group limit face arrest, as local infection tally hits 582

Bars and restaurants face new restrictions while cinemas close for two weeks. City records 64 new infections, pushing the total up to 582.

29 Mar 2020 - 12:02AM

Bars and restaurants face new restrictions while cinemas close for two weeks. City records 64 new infections, pushing the total up to 582.

Coronavirus: Hongkongers flouting four-person group limit face arrest, as local infection tally hits 582
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to limit public gatherings to four and shut cinemas, gyms and other social spots as cases jump by 65

Tough new measures aimed at enforcing social distancing as the city records its largest daily rise in infections. But the government will not ban alcohol sales for now amid fierce backlash from the industry.

28 Mar 2020 - 12:47PM

Tough new measures aimed at enforcing social distancing as the city records its largest daily rise in infections. But the government will not ban alcohol sales for now amid fierce backlash from the industry.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to limit public gatherings to four and shut cinemas, gyms and other social spots as cases jump by 65
Coronavirus: officials defend Hong Kong’s home-quarantine measures as experts warn more must be done to contain spread of epidemic

The government flew home 558 Hongkongers who had been stranded in Hubei province on Wednesday and Thursday.

27 Mar 2020 - 11:24AM

The government flew home 558 Hongkongers who had been stranded in Hubei province on Wednesday and Thursday.

Coronavirus: officials defend Hong Kong’s home-quarantine measures as experts warn more must be done to contain spread of epidemic
Coronavirus: 281 Hongkongers return home after two months of lockdown in Hubei

Four flights returning 500 city residents over Wednesday and Thursday as mainland affairs minister Patrick Nip says evacuations necessary despite lockdown in province being lifted.

26 Mar 2020 - 12:03AM

Four flights returning 500 city residents over Wednesday and Thursday as mainland affairs minister Patrick Nip says evacuations necessary despite lockdown in province being lifted.

Coronavirus: 281 Hongkongers return home after two months of lockdown in Hubei
Coronavirus: critical phase looms for Hong Kong as Carrie Lam revives working from home, postpones exams

Carrie Lam says risk of huge community outbreak is ‘highest in two months’ as dozens more confirmed or possible infections recorded.

22 Mar 2020 - 2:21PM

Carrie Lam says risk of huge community outbreak is ‘highest in two months’ as dozens more confirmed or possible infections recorded.

Coronavirus: critical phase looms for Hong Kong as Carrie Lam revives working from home, postpones exams
Some complaints against Hong Kong police ‘substantiated’ following internal probe of protest conduct, chief says

Among the 5,100 complaints, others were either unsubstantiated or classified as ‘no fault’ or untraceable.

23 Mar 2020 - 12:54AM

Among the 5,100 complaints, others were either unsubstantiated or classified as ‘no fault’ or untraceable.

Some complaints against Hong Kong police ‘substantiated’ following internal probe of protest conduct, chief says
Coronavirus: hotels not ideal for quarantine, Hong Kong government says while it extends tests on airport arrivals to AsiaWorld-Expo site

Concern centres on air-conditioning systems and carpets in hotels, which are ‘not ideal for a quarantine environment’.

21 Mar 2020 - 3:30PM

Concern centres on air-conditioning systems and carpets in hotels, which are ‘not ideal for a quarantine environment’.

Coronavirus: hotels not ideal for quarantine, Hong Kong government says while it extends tests on airport arrivals to AsiaWorld-Expo site
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s single-day record of 48 new cases signals full onslaught to come

Surge in confirmed cases takes city total to 256 and serves as stark reminder that imported and community infections could overwhelm Hong Kong.

21 Mar 2020 - 10:59AM

Surge in confirmed cases takes city total to 256 and serves as stark reminder that imported and community infections could overwhelm Hong Kong.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s single-day record of 48 new cases signals full onslaught to come
Coronavirus: Hong Kong records 48 new cases in biggest daily jump yet as experts warn about imported infections

Increase comes as government adviser says residents letting their guard down too soon. Top microbiologist warns residents to brace for 200 imported cases of Covid-19 in the next two to three weeks.

20 Mar 2020 - 6:13PM

Increase comes as government adviser says residents letting their guard down too soon. Top microbiologist warns residents to brace for 200 imported cases of Covid-19 in the next two to three weeks.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong records  48 new cases in biggest daily jump yet as experts warn about imported infections
Coronavirus: hotels offer at least 1,000 rooms for quarantine, as Hong Kong starts isolating new arrivals

At least 14 hotels have offered to house people under mandatory orders, industry representative says. Meanwhile, a doctors’ group warns that isolating people in their own homes is ‘absolutely not ideal’ and risks infecting the community.

19 Mar 2020 - 8:50PM

At least 14 hotels have offered to house people under mandatory orders, industry representative says. Meanwhile, a doctors’ group warns that isolating people in their own homes is ‘absolutely not ideal’ and risks infecting the community.

Coronavirus: hotels offer at least 1,000 rooms for quarantine, as Hong Kong starts isolating new arrivals
Coronavirus: rescued on flights from Hubei, ordeal ends for more than 200 Hong Kong residents who walk free from quarantine

Immigration chief says 700 more residents to return home on four flights starting from next Tuesday.

19 Mar 2020 - 9:31AM

Immigration chief says 700 more residents to return home on four flights starting from next Tuesday.

Coronavirus: rescued on flights from Hubei, ordeal ends for more than 200 Hong Kong residents who walk free from quarantine
As China-US relations continue to sour, Beijing says expulsion of American reporters may just be the start

If Washington ‘continues on the wrong track, China will be forced to take further countermeasures’, foreign ministry spokesman says.

19 Mar 2020 - 3:36AM

If Washington ‘continues on the wrong track, China will be forced to take further countermeasures’, foreign ministry spokesman says.

As China-US relations continue to sour, Beijing says expulsion of American reporters may just be the start
Hong Kong lawmaker pulls out of New People’s Party primary election for Legislative Council candidacy

Eunice Yung drops out of primary election to be New People’s Party candidate for New Territories East constituency in Legislative Council polls.

18 Mar 2020 - 3:10AM

Eunice Yung drops out of primary election to be New People’s Party candidate for New Territories East constituency in Legislative Council polls.

Hong Kong lawmaker pulls out of New People’s Party primary election for Legislative Council candidacy
Attempts to probe alleged abuses by Hong Kong police fizzle as district councils told they are overstepping authority

Two government sources say pushback from the Security Bureau has played a key role in seeing the fledgling committees quashed.

17 Mar 2020 - 11:03PM

Two government sources say pushback from the Security Bureau has played a key role in seeing the fledgling committees quashed.

Attempts to probe alleged abuses by Hong Kong police fizzle as district councils told they are overstepping authority
Lawmakers question unusual drop in development cost of controversial Wang Chau public housing project in Hong Kong

Legislators single out consultancy Arup for blame, pointing to a previous violation by firm. Concern centres on new evaluation leading to income loss for workers, but government says drop is expected amid economic downturn.

13 Mar 2020 - 8:28PM

Legislators single out consultancy Arup for blame, pointing to a previous violation by firm. Concern centres on new evaluation leading to income loss for workers, but government says drop is expected amid economic downturn.

Lawmakers question unusual drop in development cost of controversial Wang Chau public housing project in Hong Kong
Hong Kong police chief: I don’t mind people making fun of me, but satirical show Headliner is hurting public’s faith in force

Commissioner of Police Chris Tang made remarks on Saturday radio show where caller challenged him over his row with public broadcaster RTHK – but says he likes the satirical current affairs programme.

7 Mar 2020 - 10:45PM

Commissioner of Police Chris Tang made remarks on Saturday radio show where caller challenged him over his row with public broadcaster RTHK – but says he likes the satirical current affairs programme.

Hong Kong police chief: I don’t mind people making fun of me, but satirical show Headliner is hurting public’s faith in force
Coronavirus: two Hong Kong residents infected on Diamond Princess cruise die in Japan

Authorities confirm the Covid-19 deaths of a Hongkonger and a resident with a British passport. Two new cases emerge in Hong Kong taking city total to 109.

8 Mar 2020 - 10:23AM

Authorities confirm the Covid-19 deaths of a Hongkonger and a resident with a British passport. Two new cases emerge in Hong Kong taking city total to 109.

Coronavirus: two Hong Kong residents infected on Diamond Princess cruise die in Japan
Bipartisan delegation to offer competing visions of Hong Kong at forum with US officials in San Francisco this week

World Affairs Council event the first such trip since US President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law.

3 Mar 2020 - 11:28PM

World Affairs Council event the first such trip since US President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law.

Bipartisan delegation to offer competing visions of Hong Kong at forum with US officials in San Francisco this week
Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam does not deny telling Beijing outbreak could help politically

Chief executive reportedly also told the central government that members of her cabinet were ‘unsatisfactory’. She insists her outbreak-related decisions are based on scientific advice.

3 Mar 2020 - 7:59PM

Chief executive reportedly also told the central government that members of her cabinet were ‘unsatisfactory’. She insists her outbreak-related decisions are based on scientific advice.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam does not deny telling Beijing outbreak could help politically
Coronavirus: rescue flights for more than 500 Hongkongers in outbreak’s epicentre

City leader says 440 city residents are stranded in Wuhan, while the rest are in other cities in Hubei province. Four flights, on Wednesday and Thursday, will take them home.

3 Mar 2020 - 11:25PM

City leader says 440 city residents are stranded in Wuhan, while the rest are in other cities in Hubei province. Four flights, on Wednesday and Thursday, will take them home.

Coronavirus: rescue flights for more than 500 Hongkongers in outbreak’s epicentre
From social work to delivering groceries: Hong Kong civil servants cry foul over role changes amid coronavirus epidemic

Hong Kong civil servants being tasked with buying dragon fruit and pounds of fatty beef for thousands of residents quarantined amid coronavirus epidemic.

1 Mar 2020 - 11:19AM

Hong Kong civil servants being tasked with buying dragon fruit and pounds of fatty beef for thousands of residents quarantined amid coronavirus epidemic.

From social work to delivering groceries: Hong Kong civil servants cry foul over role changes amid coronavirus epidemic
Hong Kong police arrest 115 after biggest outbreak of protest violence since coronavirus crisis

Government warns resurgence of violence, with city in throes of public health crisis, poses major threat to the economy.

2 Mar 2020 - 3:30PM

Government warns resurgence of violence, with city in throes of public health crisis, poses major threat to the economy.

Hong Kong police arrest 115 after biggest outbreak of protest violence since coronavirus crisis
Coronavirus: lauding efficiency, Beijing’s man in Hong Kong Luo Huining visits virus quarantine camp

Liaison office says construction of Lei Yue Mun site finished four days earlier than planned. But government still faces criticism for skipping usual tendering processes when giving contracts to state-owned companies

28 Feb 2020 - 11:38PM

Liaison office says construction of Lei Yue Mun site finished four days earlier than planned. But government still faces criticism for skipping usual tendering processes when giving contracts to state-owned companies

Coronavirus: lauding efficiency, Beijing’s man in Hong Kong Luo Huining visits virus quarantine camp
Hong Kong finance minister shoots down lawmakers’ proposal to seek approval for cash handout separately from police funding in government budget

Lawmakers say separate funding will help government deliver handout sooner, but Paul Chan says it is not possible to speed up preparations.

27 Feb 2020 - 8:03PM

Lawmakers say separate funding will help government deliver handout sooner, but Paul Chan says it is not possible to speed up preparations.

Hong Kong finance minister shoots down lawmakers’ proposal to seek approval for cash handout separately from police funding in government budget
Budget 2020: anger as Hongkongers abroad to get cash handout, while recent immigrants miss out

Fielding questions on a radio show, city’s finance chief defends eligibility rules for HK$10,000 giveaway.

27 Feb 2020 - 11:39PM

Fielding questions on a radio show, city’s finance chief defends eligibility rules for HK$10,000 giveaway.

Budget 2020: anger as Hongkongers abroad to get cash handout, while recent immigrants miss out
Hong Kong budget to hit record deficit of HK$139 billion with relief measures of HK$10,000 per individual and full loan backing for small firms

All adult permanent residents to receive HK$10,000 each under spending spree set to put government into the red for six years in a row.

27 Feb 2020 - 7:15AM

All adult permanent residents to receive HK$10,000 each under spending spree set to put government into the red for six years in a row.

Hong Kong budget to hit record deficit of HK$139 billion with relief measures of HK$10,000 per individual and full loan backing for small firms
Coronavirus: 18 Hongkongers back from South Korea sent to quarantine on return, hundreds more still travelling in the country

Tour group travelling from Busan had briefly visited North Gyeongsang province, an area deemed an outbreak zone by the government.

28 Feb 2020 - 9:48PM

Tour group travelling from Busan had briefly visited North Gyeongsang province, an area deemed an outbreak zone by the government.

Coronavirus: 18 Hongkongers back from South Korea sent to quarantine on return, hundreds more still travelling in the country
Coronavirus: Hong Kong Jockey Club member the latest confirmed case, bringing total in city to 85

Woman, 60, had visited private doctor five times before she was transferred to Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital in Happy Valley.

26 Feb 2020 - 3:17PM

Woman, 60, had visited private doctor five times before she was transferred to Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital in Happy Valley.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong Jockey Club member the latest confirmed case, bringing total in city to 85
China postpones top annual political meetings amid coronavirus epidemic

Many of the delegates are local officials and ‘need to focus on fighting disease’.

25 Feb 2020 - 7:00AM

Many of the delegates are local officials and ‘need to focus on fighting disease’.

China postpones top annual political meetings amid coronavirus epidemic
Coronavirus: almost 400 applicants eye up HK$1.5 billion scheme to boost mask production in Hong Kong but none can meet government’s technical standards

Commerce chief Edward Yau tells lawmakers that Hong Kong Productivity Council has spoken to 381 interested individuals – but none meet the technical standards.

21 Feb 2020 - 10:32PM

Commerce chief Edward Yau tells lawmakers that Hong Kong Productivity Council has spoken to 381 interested individuals – but none meet the technical standards.

Coronavirus: almost 400 applicants eye up HK$1.5 billion scheme to boost mask production in Hong Kong but none can meet government’s technical standards