Kimmy Chung

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.
Kimmy Chung
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 No 2 official rejects suggestion government lacks empathy for residents injured during protests, calls Carrie Lam’s visit to Kowloon Mosque ‘show of respect’

Matthew Cheung says ministers cannot visit everyone affected by Hong Kong demonstrations when asked about Yuen Long attack victims. He says city leader’s meeting at Kowloon Mosque was about highlighting religious freedom.

22 Oct 2019 - 6:48PM

Matthew Cheung says ministers cannot visit everyone affected by Hong Kong demonstrations when asked about Yuen Long attack victims. He says city leader’s meeting at Kowloon Mosque was about highlighting religious freedom.

Hong Kong No 2 official rejects suggestion government lacks empathy for residents injured during protests, calls Carrie Lam’s visit to Kowloon Mosque ‘show of respect’
Tear gas fired at Hong Kong protests has not affected water and air quality, says health minister responding to exposure fears

Sophia Chan says ‘no irregularities’ in environmental indexes after about 5,000 canisters fired during anti-government protests since June.

22 Oct 2019 - 4:07PM

Sophia Chan says ‘no irregularities’ in environmental indexes after about 5,000 canisters fired during anti-government protests since June.

Tear gas fired at Hong Kong protests has not affected water and air quality, says health minister responding to exposure fears
Hong Kong rail passengers hit with double whammy as signal failure compounds protest disruption

High-speed rail link with mainland China beset by technical failure, while demonstrations lead to heightened security at West Kowloon terminus in Hong Kong.

20 Oct 2019 - 11:02PM

High-speed rail link with mainland China beset by technical failure, while demonstrations lead to heightened security at West Kowloon terminus in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong rail passengers hit with double whammy as signal failure compounds protest disruption
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam takes to Facebook to reach out to public, while strongly defending police force and questioning ‘puzzling’ calls for its disbandment

More than 11,600 users reacted to Carrie Lam’s live session – 9,000 posted “angry-face” emojis, 2,000 ‘liked’ what she had to say, and 600 expressed ‘love’.

18 Oct 2019 - 1:00AM

More than 11,600 users reacted to Carrie Lam’s live session – 9,000 posted “angry-face” emojis, 2,000 ‘liked’ what she had to say, and 600 expressed ‘love’.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam takes to Facebook to reach out to public, while strongly defending police force and questioning ‘puzzling’ calls for its disbandment
As Hong Kong heads towards District Elections, calls for ‘revolution’ raise chances of more candidate disqualifications

At least four candidates have been asked to explain their use of a popular slogan among the city’s protesters – ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ – which has touched a nerve with the authorities

17 Oct 2019 - 9:50PM

At least four candidates have been asked to explain their use of a popular slogan among the city’s protesters – ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ – which has touched a nerve with the authorities

As Hong Kong heads towards District Elections, calls for ‘revolution’ raise chances of more candidate disqualifications
Aspiring election candidates insist their use of ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ protest slogan does not mean they advocate independence

‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ was the focus of letters sent by returning officer to at least four aspiring candidates.

16 Oct 2019 - 7:26AM

‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ was the focus of letters sent by returning officer to at least four aspiring candidates.

Aspiring election candidates insist their use of ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ protest slogan does not mean they advocate independence
Hong Kong protests: petrol bombs thrown in MTR station as demonstrators take to streets again

Petrol bombs thrown into Kowloon Tong MTR station at about 3pm on Saturday, seriously damaging facilities, police said, warning “rioters” to stop all illegal activities.

13 Oct 2019 - 12:02PM

Petrol bombs thrown into Kowloon Tong MTR station at about 3pm on Saturday, seriously damaging facilities, police said, warning “rioters” to stop all illegal activities.

Hong Kong protests: petrol bombs thrown in MTR station as demonstrators take to streets again
Trump says latest US-China trade deal ‘very positive’ for Hong Kong, leaving protesters disappointed he did not back their cause

US President Donald Trump says the trade deal he struck with China is ‘very positive’ for Hong Kong and claims the protests had de-escalated significantly.

12 Oct 2019 - 11:35PM

US President Donald Trump says the trade deal he struck with China is ‘very positive’ for Hong Kong and claims the protests had de-escalated significantly.

Trump says latest US-China trade deal ‘very positive’ for Hong Kong, leaving protesters disappointed he did not back their cause
Hongkongers form 2km human chain to protest against alleged police brutality as city braces for 19th straight weekend of demonstrations

But crowds are smaller than a week ago, when radicals rampaged across Hong Kong and vandalised shops and public facilities.

12 Oct 2019 - 4:17AM

But crowds are smaller than a week ago, when radicals rampaged across Hong Kong and vandalised shops and public facilities.

Hongkongers form 2km human chain to protest against alleged police brutality as city braces for 19th straight weekend of demonstrations
Hong Kong protesters gather to mark Taiwan’s celebration of 108th anniversary of Republic of China in a show of defiance against Beijing

Demonstrators gather in areas such as Sai Ying Pun, Tsim Sha Tsui, Sha Tin, Kowloon Tong and Tai Koo.

11 Oct 2019 - 3:37AM

Demonstrators gather in areas such as Sai Ying Pun, Tsim Sha Tsui, Sha Tin, Kowloon Tong and Tai Koo.

Hong Kong protesters gather to mark Taiwan’s celebration of 108th anniversary of Republic of China in a show of defiance against Beijing
Hong Kong protests: man with brain bleed and pregnant woman held in hospital after weekend of violence triggered by anti-mask law

Man remains in intensive care at a Hong Kong hospital for injuries caused by hard objects, while police guard woman’s delivery suite.

10 Oct 2019 - 10:02AM

Man remains in intensive care at a Hong Kong hospital for injuries caused by hard objects, while police guard woman’s delivery suite.

Hong Kong protests: man with brain bleed and pregnant woman held in hospital after weekend of violence triggered by anti-mask law
Hong Kong protests: teenage boy who suffered gunshot wound in leg arrested on suspicion of taking part in riots and attacking police officer

Teenager, who is in a stable condition after an operation in Tuen Mun Hospital, is the second person to be hit by a live round since protests started in June.

5 Oct 2019 - 11:16PM

Teenager, who is in a stable condition after an operation in Tuen Mun Hospital, is the second person to be hit by a live round since protests started in June.

Hong Kong protests: teenage boy who suffered gunshot wound in leg arrested on suspicion of taking part in riots and attacking police officer
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam calls on public to condemn violence and rioters after ‘very dark night’ in city

In five-minute video released on Saturday afternoon, Carrie Lam defends decision to invoke colonial-era law for first time in more than half a century.

6 Oct 2019 - 12:25AM

In five-minute video released on Saturday afternoon, Carrie Lam defends decision to invoke colonial-era law for first time in more than half a century.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam calls on public to condemn violence and rioters after ‘very dark night’ in city
Hong Kong leader rolls out emergency mask law to quell anti-government protests. Defiant residents take to streets and night of violent destruction ensues

Despite invoking Emergency Regulations Ordinance, Chief Executive Carrie Lam clarifies she is not declaring a state of emergency.

5 Oct 2019 - 5:40AM

Despite invoking Emergency Regulations Ordinance, Chief Executive Carrie Lam clarifies she is not declaring a state of emergency.

Hong Kong leader rolls out emergency mask law to quell anti-government protests. Defiant residents take to streets and night of violent destruction ensues
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s policy address set for October 16, followed by withdrawal of extradition bill

All eyes will be on the chief executive’s third policy address, regarded as her chance to show commitment towards tackling city issues as protests rage.

15 Oct 2019 - 11:03PM

All eyes will be on the chief executive’s third policy address, regarded as her chance to show commitment towards tackling city issues as protests rage.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s policy address set for October 16, followed by withdrawal of extradition bill
Hong Kong government to announce new law banning masks during public assemblies in bid to end months of protest violence

Source confirms city leader Carrie Lam’s de facto cabinet will convene a special meeting on Friday.

4 Oct 2019 - 7:14AM

Source confirms city leader Carrie Lam’s de facto cabinet will convene a special meeting on Friday.

Hong Kong government to announce new law banning masks during public assemblies in bid to end months of protest violence
Hong Kong protests: angry mobs go on night-time rampage amid outrage over shooting of school pupil during violent National Day clashes

As darkness fell, angry mobs dug up bricks, blocked roads, started fires, vandalised train stations and targeted mainland Chinese-linked businesses.

3 Oct 2019 - 10:12AM

As darkness fell, angry mobs dug up bricks, blocked roads, started fires, vandalised train stations and targeted mainland Chinese-linked businesses.

Hong Kong protests: angry mobs go on night-time rampage amid outrage over shooting of school pupil during violent National Day clashes
Schoolmates of Hong Kong teen shot by police hold sit-in as college faces pressure to condemn force

Hundreds of pupils and alumni gather near Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College to show support for Tsang Chi-kin, who is in a stable condition.

2 Oct 2019 - 7:52PM

Hundreds of pupils and alumni gather near Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College to show support for Tsang Chi-kin, who is in a stable condition.

Schoolmates of Hong Kong teen shot by police hold sit-in as college faces pressure to condemn force
Hong Kong protesters vow to ramp up campaign as shooting of teenage demonstrator by policeman under attack puts city in uncharted territory

Radicals mark the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China by attacking police, hurling petrol bombs, setting fires, vandalising government offices, trashing MTR stations and targeting businesses linked to the mainland.

2 Oct 2019 - 11:21AM

Radicals mark the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China by attacking police, hurling petrol bombs, setting fires, vandalising government offices, trashing MTR stations and targeting businesses linked to the mainland.

Hong Kong protesters vow to ramp up campaign as shooting of teenage demonstrator by policeman under attack puts city in uncharted territory
Hong Kong murder suspect whose case sparked extradition bill protests to be released from prison next month

Chan Tong-kai is wanted in Taiwan in connection with death of pregnant girlfriend Poon Hiu-wing, but he will be free to leave Hong Kong when he is released after being found guilty of money laundering.

30 Sep 2019 - 5:20PM

Chan Tong-kai is wanted in Taiwan in connection with death of pregnant girlfriend Poon Hiu-wing, but he will be free to leave Hong Kong when he is released after being found guilty of money laundering.

Hong Kong murder suspect whose case sparked extradition bill protests to be released from prison next month
Adviser to Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam does not believe she has completely ruled out independent inquiry into police

Executive Council member Ronny Tong says he does not believe city’s leader has closed the door on possibility, but his comments come hours after Lam rejected multiple demands for investigation into officers’ conduct.

28 Sep 2019 - 3:33PM

Executive Council member Ronny Tong says he does not believe city’s leader has closed the door on possibility, but his comments come hours after Lam rejected multiple demands for investigation into officers’ conduct.

Adviser to Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam does not believe she has completely ruled out independent inquiry into police
Agony aunt or punching bag: Carrie Lam toggles both roles at first community dialogue as Hongkongers vent anger, reveal hurt feelings but also express love for home

Leader appeared taken aback at times by the outpouring of emotions, shaken even when participants aired their frustrations over the government’s failure to resolve the unprecedented political crisis.

28 Sep 2019 - 1:15AM

Leader appeared taken aback at times by the outpouring of emotions, shaken even when participants aired their frustrations over the government’s failure to resolve the unprecedented political crisis.

Agony aunt or punching bag: Carrie Lam toggles both roles at first community dialogue as Hongkongers vent anger, reveal hurt feelings but also express love for home
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to lead delegation to Beijing ahead of National Day celebrations

First snub since 2004 for pan-democrats, who are not included on list of dignitaries visiting capital next week.

25 Sep 2019 - 5:06AM

First snub since 2004 for pan-democrats, who are not included on list of dignitaries visiting capital next week.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to lead delegation to Beijing ahead of National Day celebrations
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she fears damaging city’s reputation further by invoking emergency powers to quell protests

Pressure increases on Hong Kong leader to bring in anti-mask law under Emergency Regulations Ordinance.

24 Sep 2019 - 11:49PM

Pressure increases on Hong Kong leader to bring in anti-mask law under Emergency Regulations Ordinance.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she fears damaging city’s reputation further by invoking emergency powers to quell protests
Hong Kong government spends HK$7.4 million in global advertising blitz, but PR experts question effectiveness of campaign

Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s administration launched bid in attempt to reassure foreign investors, but protesters have raised HK$30 million since June and have taken message to worldwide audience.

24 Sep 2019 - 4:44PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s administration launched bid in attempt to reassure foreign investors, but protesters have raised HK$30 million since June and have taken message to worldwide audience.

Hong Kong government spends HK$7.4 million in global advertising blitz, but PR experts question effectiveness of campaign
Lennon Wall clean-up campaign brings scuffles and arguments but no violent clashes between pro-Beijing camp and Hong Kong anti-government protesters

Lawmaker Junius Ho and supporters tore down Post-it notes at sites across the city – but protesters mostly waited a bit and put up new messages.

22 Sep 2019 - 7:29AM

Lawmaker Junius Ho and supporters tore down Post-it notes at sites across the city – but protesters mostly waited a bit and put up new messages.

Lennon Wall clean-up campaign brings scuffles and arguments but no violent clashes between pro-Beijing camp and Hong Kong anti-government protesters
Hong Kong protests: Lennon Walls targeted in ‘clean-up operation’ by pro-government activists, MTR stations to close ahead of planned demonstrations

Chaos fears lead rail operator to announce closure of two MTR stations as Hong Kong enters 16th straight weekend of demonstrations.

21 Sep 2019 - 1:57PM

Chaos fears lead rail operator to announce closure of two MTR stations as Hong Kong enters 16th straight weekend of demonstrations.

Hong Kong protests: Lennon Walls targeted in ‘clean-up operation’ by pro-government activists, MTR stations to close ahead of planned demonstrations
University of Hong Kong students wave American flags and march in appeal for US to pass Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 is currently under review by the House Foreign Affairs Committee – as Beijing bristles.

20 Sep 2019 - 7:54PM

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 is currently under review by the House Foreign Affairs Committee – as Beijing bristles.

University of Hong Kong students wave American flags and march in appeal for US to pass Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
Pro-Beijing politicians float aggressive proposals to boost land supply for public housing in Hong Kong including fully taking back golf course and rezoning prime commercial site

Federation of Trade Unions’ lawmaker Alice Mak says Lands Resumption Ordinance should be used to take back all 172 hectares of Fanling golf course and that commercial space above West Kowloon station should be rezoned to provide an estimated 8,000 flats.

23 Sep 2019 - 12:17PM

Federation of Trade Unions’ lawmaker Alice Mak says Lands Resumption Ordinance should be used to take back all 172 hectares of Fanling golf course and that commercial space above West Kowloon station should be rezoned to provide an estimated 8,000 flats.

Pro-Beijing politicians float aggressive proposals to boost land supply for public housing in Hong Kong including fully taking back golf course and rezoning prime commercial site
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam readies for first Community Dialogue session, but ‘focus will be on clashes outside the venue’

Commentators say first Community Dialogue will do little to defuse violent street demonstrations, while protesters call the gathering a political show.

20 Sep 2019 - 3:28AM

Commentators say first Community Dialogue will do little to defuse violent street demonstrations, while protesters call the gathering a political show.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam readies for first Community Dialogue session, but ‘focus will be on clashes outside the venue’