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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Self-help groups for Hong Kong protesters sprout over Telegram app, offering jobs, homes, medical treatment and more

Individuals tap networks of contacts to serve varied needs in ongoing unrest.

15 Dec 2019 - 9:12PM

Individuals tap networks of contacts to serve varied needs in ongoing unrest.

Self-help groups for Hong Kong protesters sprout over Telegram app, offering jobs, homes, medical treatment and more
Almost HK$1 billion spent on police overtime pay since Hong Kong protests broke out in June

The amount was revealed in a government paper as Hong Kong lawmakers met to scrutinise the government’s funding request for a pay rise for civil servants.

13 Dec 2019 - 11:53PM

The amount was revealed in a government paper as Hong Kong lawmakers met to scrutinise the government’s funding request for a pay rise for civil servants.

Almost HK$1 billion spent on police overtime pay since Hong Kong protests broke out in June
Hong Kong protests: students and teacher still in custody as city’s leader Carrie Lam tells schools to stop pupils taking part in ‘illegal activities’

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam tells education minister Kevin Yeung to ‘seriously follow up’ on any educators who are arrested, and urges schools to stop pupils taking part in illegal protests.

11 Dec 2019 - 5:32PM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam tells education minister Kevin Yeung to ‘seriously follow up’ on any educators who are arrested, and urges schools to stop pupils taking part in illegal protests.

Hong Kong protests: students and teacher still in custody as city’s leader Carrie Lam tells schools to stop pupils taking part in ‘illegal activities’
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam dismisses rumours of cabinet reshuffle ahead of Beijing trip, saying her first priority is to restore law and order

Hong Kong chief executive is paying duty visit to capital this weekend as rumours swirl that changes are on the cards.

10 Dec 2019 - 10:19PM

Hong Kong chief executive is paying duty visit to capital this weekend as rumours swirl that changes are on the cards.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam dismisses rumours of cabinet reshuffle ahead of Beijing trip, saying her first priority is to restore law and order
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam reveals apology to defeated pro-Beijing candidates after district council elections

The pro-establishment camp suffered a humiliating loss two weeks ago, ceding control of 17 out of 18 local councils. Carrie Lam admits the result signals dissatisfaction with the government.

10 Dec 2019 - 11:02PM

The pro-establishment camp suffered a humiliating loss two weeks ago, ceding control of 17 out of 18 local councils. Carrie Lam admits the result signals dissatisfaction with the government.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam reveals apology to defeated pro-Beijing candidates after district council elections
Pro-business Liberal Party calls for HK$10,000 consumer vouchers to help Hongkongers withstand protest-driven economic downturn

Party chairman Tommy Cheung says HK$10,000 consumer vouchers would work best – as idea floated to Financial Secretary Paul Chan

9 Dec 2019 - 7:07PM

Party chairman Tommy Cheung says HK$10,000 consumer vouchers would work best – as idea floated to Financial Secretary Paul Chan

Pro-business Liberal Party calls for HK$10,000 consumer vouchers to help Hongkongers withstand protest-driven economic downturn
Pro-Beijingers want Hong Kong district council elections recount and claim vote was ‘unfair and not transparent’

More than 1,000 gather at Harbour Road Garden in Wan Chai for rally themed ‘Loving the country, safeguarding Hong Kong’.

8 Dec 2019 - 1:04AM

More than 1,000 gather at Harbour Road Garden in Wan Chai for rally themed ‘Loving the country, safeguarding Hong Kong’.

Pro-Beijingers want Hong Kong district council elections recount and claim vote was ‘unfair and not transparent’
Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho praised for his patriotism as Beijing university awards him honorary doctorate

China University of Political Science and Law confers honour to recognise Ho’s ‘outstanding contribution and achievements in the legal sector’.

7 Dec 2019 - 9:56PM

China University of Political Science and Law confers honour to recognise Ho’s ‘outstanding contribution and achievements in the legal sector’.

Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho praised for his patriotism as Beijing university awards him honorary doctorate
Hundreds join Hong Kong rally against use of tear gas, as protester group claims some of those exposed to smoke suffer rashes, diarrhoea or have coughed up blood

Protest at Edinburgh Place in Central held although officials have repeatedly dismissed fears that tear gas is toxic.

7 Dec 2019 - 3:17AM

Protest at Edinburgh Place in Central held although officials have repeatedly dismissed fears that tear gas is toxic.

Hundreds join Hong Kong rally against use of tear gas, as protester group claims some of those exposed to smoke suffer rashes, diarrhoea or have coughed up blood
Cold snap in Hong Kong comes with health warning as temperatures set to plummet over next few days

Senior Citizen Home Safety Association says number of elderly seeking medical help has shot up, as Observatory predicts colder mornings with lows of 12 degrees Celsius.

4 Dec 2019 - 10:46PM

Senior Citizen Home Safety Association says number of elderly seeking medical help has shot up, as Observatory predicts colder mornings with lows of 12 degrees Celsius.

Cold snap in Hong Kong comes with health warning as temperatures set to plummet over next few days
Sense of unease hangs over Hong Kong as protesters prepare for anti-government rally near site of violent clashes between radicals and police

Protesters block roads and police fire pepper balls a day before major anti-government march near site of violent clashes between radicals and police.

1 Dec 2019 - 10:57AM

Protesters block roads and police fire pepper balls a day before major anti-government march near site of violent clashes between radicals and police.

Sense of unease hangs over Hong Kong as protesters prepare for anti-government rally near site of violent clashes between radicals and police
Former chairman of Hong Kong’s biggest pro-establishment party says election humiliation was ‘not a bad thing’

Former DAB chairman Jasper Tsang says loss can serve as a reminder that members had to fight for voters’ support.

30 Nov 2019 - 11:38PM

Former DAB chairman Jasper Tsang says loss can serve as a reminder that members had to fight for voters’ support.

Former chairman of Hong Kong’s biggest pro-establishment party says election humiliation was ‘not a bad thing’
Hong Kong protests: 1,000 people join peaceful rally in Central organised by the elderly and students to keep pressure on government after pro-democracy camp election win

Rally organised by secondary school students and so-called silver-haired group, to show their calls for freedom and democracy are cross-generational.

30 Nov 2019 - 5:35PM

Rally organised by secondary school students and so-called silver-haired group, to show their calls for freedom and democracy are cross-generational.

Hong Kong protests: 1,000 people join peaceful rally in Central organised by the elderly and students to keep pressure on government after pro-democracy camp election win
What were voters in Hong Kong district council elections saying? They are mostly fed up – and the opposition is fuelled by anger

Analysts have generally called tectonic outcome the result of people expressing their anger towards Beijing, the local government and police over their handling of protests.

28 Nov 2019 - 9:33PM

Analysts have generally called tectonic outcome the result of people expressing their anger towards Beijing, the local government and police over their handling of protests.

What were voters in Hong Kong district council elections saying? They are mostly fed up – and the opposition is fuelled by anger
Pro-establishment allies of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam lament to her that voters punished them at polls for government’s handling of protests

Chief executive says she has received no ‘instruction’ from central government, and will not address protesters’ five demands.

27 Nov 2019 - 2:41AM

Chief executive says she has received no ‘instruction’ from central government, and will not address protesters’ five demands.

Pro-establishment allies of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam lament to her that voters punished them at polls for government’s handling of protests
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says police will delay PolyU entry as safety team makes final bid to convince radicals to leave with siege entering 10th day

Polytechnic University sends in a group hoping to persuade few remaining radicals to leave campus, as Hong Kong leader says police team will only act if that fails.

26 Nov 2019 - 6:08PM

Polytechnic University sends in a group hoping to persuade few remaining radicals to leave campus, as Hong Kong leader says police team will only act if that fails.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says police will delay PolyU entry as safety team makes final bid to convince radicals to leave with siege entering 10th day
Hong Kong elections: crushed pro-establishment camp counts cost of defeat as it vows to review how it gauges public mood and its relationship with government

Among the most pressing concerns are finding work for unseated councillors and their staff, reviewing how it gauges public mood and examining its relationship with the government.

26 Nov 2019 - 4:11AM

Among the most pressing concerns are finding work for unseated councillors and their staff, reviewing how it gauges public mood and examining its relationship with the government.

Hong Kong elections: crushed pro-establishment camp counts cost of defeat as it vows to review how it gauges public mood and its relationship with government
Hong Kong elections: DAB leader Starry Lee offers to quit over landslide defeat and then calls on government to reflect on its work

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong fielded 181 candidates but won just 21 seats in its biggest ever hammering.

25 Nov 2019 - 7:26PM

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong fielded 181 candidates but won just 21 seats in its biggest ever hammering.

Hong Kong elections: DAB leader Starry Lee offers to quit over landslide defeat and then calls on government to reflect on its work
Hong Kong elections: middle-class voters desperate to make voice heard as prosperous areas see record turnouts of more than 80 per cent

Sunday’s elections are the first citywide polls since the unprecedented social unrest broke out in June.

25 Nov 2019 - 9:57AM

Sunday’s elections are the first citywide polls since the unprecedented social unrest broke out in June.

Hong Kong elections: middle-class voters desperate to make voice heard as prosperous areas see record turnouts of more than 80 per cent
Riot police to guard all polling stations in protest-hit Hong Kong for first time – but will maintain ‘minimum presence’ to avoid sowing fear among voters in district council elections

All officers of the 31,000-strong force must report for duty on Sunday, but will maintain a ‘minimum presence’ to avoid sowing fear among voters in district council elections.

22 Nov 2019 - 7:22AM

All officers of the 31,000-strong force must report for duty on Sunday, but will maintain a ‘minimum presence’ to avoid sowing fear among voters in district council elections.

Riot police to guard all polling stations in protest-hit Hong Kong for first time – but will maintain ‘minimum presence’ to avoid sowing fear among voters in district council elections
More Hong Kong protesters leave Polytechnic University in surrender, dozens still barricaded inside besieged campus

About seven exit grounds of Polytechnic University seeking medical help as five-day siege continues, while city’s transport network returns to relative normality.

21 Nov 2019 - 3:44PM

About seven exit grounds of Polytechnic University seeking medical help as five-day siege continues, while city’s transport network returns to relative normality.

More Hong Kong protesters leave Polytechnic University in surrender, dozens still barricaded inside besieged campus
Hong Kong protests: security chief accused of hampering efforts to de-escalate Polytechnic University stand-off with remarks that all inside will be arrested

Secretary for Security John Lee declared all protesters who left Polytechnic University would be arrested before softening stance and saying those under 18 would be released for the time being.

21 Nov 2019 - 12:12AM

Secretary for Security John Lee declared all protesters who left Polytechnic University would be arrested before softening stance and saying those under 18 would be released for the time being.

Hong Kong protests: security chief accused of hampering efforts to de-escalate Polytechnic University stand-off with remarks that all inside will be arrested
Hong Kong district council elections: polling stations to be moved away from trouble-hit universities and extra security deployed

Watchdog rolls out measures to help polls run as planned but warns it has the power to postpone the exercise in the event of violence.

20 Nov 2019 - 12:35AM

Watchdog rolls out measures to help polls run as planned but warns it has the power to postpone the exercise in the event of violence.

Hong Kong district council elections: polling stations to be moved away from trouble-hit universities and extra security deployed
Hong Kong protests: cold and hungry radicals start to surrender as Hong Kong leader says police have been told to let minors go home

Chief Executive Carrie Lam hopes for peaceful ending as group of 50 radicals emerge from Polytechnic University after evacuation of hundreds of their peers overnight.

19 Nov 2019 - 5:43PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam hopes for peaceful ending as group of 50 radicals emerge from Polytechnic University after evacuation of hundreds of their peers overnight.

Hong Kong protests: cold and hungry radicals start to surrender as Hong Kong leader says police have been told to let minors go home
Hong Kong protests: tension returns to city after peaceful Saturday with stand-off in Hung Hom

After five straight days of traffic disruption and chaos, city had enjoyed a relatively calm Saturday but familiar scenes return by night.

17 Nov 2019 - 1:24AM

After five straight days of traffic disruption and chaos, city had enjoyed a relatively calm Saturday but familiar scenes return by night.

Hong Kong protests: tension returns to city after peaceful Saturday with stand-off in Hung Hom
Hong Kong protests: peaceful Friday turns violent again as government issues warning to employees and university chiefs call for end to deadlock

Government warns 180,000 employees they face immediate suspension if arrested while taking part in unlawful public activities.

16 Nov 2019 - 10:16AM

Government warns 180,000 employees they face immediate suspension if arrested while taking part in unlawful public activities.

Hong Kong protests: peaceful Friday turns violent again as government issues warning to employees and university chiefs call for end to deadlock
Chinese University: how a scenic seafront campus in northern Hong Kong became a fiery battlefield, scarred by petrol bombs and tear gas

Chinese University became a war zone with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets, and students responding with petrol bombs. But how did it get to this stage?

14 Nov 2019 - 8:36PM

Chinese University became a war zone with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets, and students responding with petrol bombs. But how did it get to this stage?

Chinese University: how a scenic seafront campus in northern Hong Kong became a fiery battlefield, scarred by petrol bombs and tear gas
Hong Kong policeman who shot protester did not deviate from guidelines, police say, adding that another officer who moved suspect was ‘unaware of injury’

Force says another officer who moved shot suspect was ‘unaware of injury’.

13 Nov 2019 - 12:39AM

Force says another officer who moved shot suspect was ‘unaware of injury’.

Hong Kong policeman who shot protester did not deviate from guidelines, police say, adding that another officer who moved suspect was ‘unaware of injury’
Transport disruptions continue across Hong Kong as protesters flood streets after student wounded by police live round

By evening, 18 MTR stations were closed with more closures coming and other transport services suspended or delayed – as protesters vow to fight on.

11 Nov 2019 - 7:05PM

By evening, 18 MTR stations were closed with more closures coming and other transport services suspended or delayed – as protesters vow to fight on.

Transport disruptions continue across Hong Kong as protesters flood streets after student wounded by police live round
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hosts Grand Bauhinia Medal ceremony behind closed doors in Government House

Medal awarded to businessmen Yu Kwok-chun and Albert Hung, respectively a current and a former standing committee member of CPPCC.

9 Nov 2019 - 11:21PM

Medal awarded to businessmen Yu Kwok-chun and Albert Hung, respectively a current and a former standing committee member of CPPCC.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hosts Grand Bauhinia Medal ceremony behind closed doors in Government House