Kimmy Chung
Kimmy Chung
Hong Kong
@kimmykychung
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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.