Ng Kang-chung

Ng Kang-chung

Reporter, Hong Kong

Ng Kang-chung joined the Post in 2013, and is a reporter for the Hong Kong desk covering general daily news and politics.

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National security law: 4 ex-Apple Daily editorial staff charged with collusion denied bail despite offer to cut off all foreign contact

The now-defunct newspaper’s former associate publisher, executive editor-in-chief and two editorial writers are accused of conspiring to call for sanctions against the city and mainland.

The now-defunct newspaper’s former associate publisher, executive editor-in-chief and two editorial writers are accused of conspiring to call for sanctions against the city and mainland.

National security law: 4 ex-Apple Daily editorial staff charged with collusion denied bail despite offer to cut off all foreign contact
22 Jul 2021 - 11:59PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong students stranded in Britain decry ‘messed up’ travel plans after officials drop flight ban relaxation

Travel plans of students overseas hoping to finally get home to Hong Kong thrown into disarray over decision to mothball the lifting of Covid-19 flight bans.

Travel plans of students overseas hoping to finally get home to Hong Kong thrown into disarray over decision to mothball the lifting of Covid-19 flight bans.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong students stranded in Britain decry ‘messed up’ travel plans after officials drop flight ban relaxation
22 Jul 2021 - 11:36PM
Hong Kong electoral changes: ‘national security law, patriots’ should be publicity theme of coming Legislative Council polls

Electoral authorities present budget of promotional campaign for coming Legco race to lawmakers, but are accused of ‘missing the point’.

Electoral authorities present budget of promotional campaign for coming Legco race to lawmakers, but are accused of ‘missing the point’.

Hong Kong electoral changes: ‘national security law, patriots’ should be publicity theme of coming Legislative Council polls
19 Jul 2021 - 10:02PM
Hong Kong electoral changes: number of eligible voters for powerful committee plunges 97 per cent, education subsector emerges biggest group

Provisional figures show number of registered electors has shrunk 97 per cent from 246,000 in 2016 race.

Provisional figures show number of registered electors has shrunk 97 per cent from 246,000 in 2016 race.

Hong Kong electoral changes: number of eligible voters for powerful committee plunges 97 per cent, education subsector emerges biggest group
19 Jul 2021 - 1:00AM
Hong Kong labour minister makes jobs promise to city’s youth, as he reveals more than 400 graduates have started working in Greater Bay Area

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong says government will spare no effort in offering support for young jobseekers, as he reveals more than 400 graduates have started working in Greater Bay Area.

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong says government will spare no effort in offering support for young jobseekers, as he reveals more than 400 graduates have started working in Greater Bay Area.

Hong Kong labour minister makes jobs promise to city’s youth, as he reveals more than 400 graduates have started working in Greater Bay Area
18 Jul 2021 - 10:38PM
Hong Kong officials choose site for city’s first school offering mainland Chinese curriculum, invite bids from education providers

Education Bureau call for submissions from private sector groups interested in establishing, near Hong Kong Wetland Park, a school running the mainland curriculum.

Education Bureau call for submissions from private sector groups interested in establishing, near Hong Kong Wetland Park, a school running the mainland curriculum.

Hong Kong officials choose site for city’s first school offering mainland Chinese curriculum, invite bids from education providers
16 Jul 2021 - 3:50AM
Hong Kong press group wants Beijing to rethink national security law after year of ‘unprecedented threats’

Hong Kong Journalists Association says media has faced year of ‘unprecedented threats’ and ‘suppression’ and calls on officials to loosen grip on industry.

Hong Kong Journalists Association says media has faced year of ‘unprecedented threats’ and ‘suppression’ and calls on officials to loosen grip on industry.

Hong Kong press group wants Beijing to rethink national security law after year of ‘unprecedented threats’
15 Jul 2021 - 11:11PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s talk of ‘visionary’ policy address sparks speculation she is aiming for another five-year term

Analysts say policy speech could serve as a ‘remarketing’ exercise for her to convince Beijing that she should be allowed another five years in office.

Analysts say policy speech could serve as a ‘remarketing’ exercise for her to convince Beijing that she should be allowed another five years in office.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s talk of ‘visionary’ policy address sparks speculation she is aiming for another five-year term
12 Jul 2021 - 11:56PM
Hong Kong needs legislation tackling fake news, but doxxing poses the bigger threat, top government adviser says

Executive councillor Ronny Tong says enforcing laws against fake news is difficult and the government sees tackling the malicious spreading of personal details as more pressing.

Executive councillor Ronny Tong says enforcing laws against fake news is difficult and the government sees tackling the malicious spreading of personal details as more pressing.

Hong Kong needs legislation tackling fake news, but doxxing poses the bigger threat, top government adviser says
7 Jul 2021 - 11:33PM
Hong Kong primary school pledges to remove unused CCTV cameras in classrooms after privacy row

Good Hope Primary School cum Kindergarten says the cameras have never been in use and are not connected to any network system or streaming server.

Good Hope Primary School cum Kindergarten says the cameras have never been in use and are not connected to any network system or streaming server.

Hong Kong primary school pledges to remove unused CCTV cameras in classrooms after privacy row
6 Jul 2021 - 11:36PM
Facebook, Google and other tech giants could stop offering services in Hong Kong if anti-doxxing law goes ahead in proposed form, internet coalition warns

The Singapore-based Asia Internet Coalition said the proposed legislation was too vague and broad.

The Singapore-based Asia Internet Coalition said the proposed legislation was too vague and broad.

Facebook, Google and other tech giants could stop offering services in Hong Kong if anti-doxxing law goes ahead in proposed form, internet coalition warns
6 Jul 2021 - 1:18AM
National security law: new threat as Hong Kong independence activists shift from street protests to the arts and media for separatist promotion, security chief warns

Security law enforcement has pushed pro-independence campaigners to softer forms of resistance, with activists favouring promotion via cultural channels over street protests, Chris Tang says.

Security law enforcement has pushed pro-independence campaigners to softer forms of resistance, with activists favouring promotion via cultural channels over street protests, Chris Tang says.

National security law: new threat as Hong Kong independence activists shift from street protests to the arts and media for separatist promotion, security chief warns
6 Jul 2021 - 1:43AM
Hong Kong police arrest two suspected of inciting others via social media to commit murder, arson targeting officers

Police decline to say whether pair’s case is linked to July 1 stabbing of officer in Causeway Bay, but note comments were posted a day after the incident.

Police decline to say whether pair’s case is linked to July 1 stabbing of officer in Causeway Bay, but note comments were posted a day after the incident.

Hong Kong police arrest two suspected of inciting others via social media to commit murder, arson targeting officers
5 Jul 2021 - 5:11PM
National security law: UN rights official calls on Beijing to allow fact-finding mission to Hong Kong

Hong Kong activists based overseas tell participants that city has turned into a police state in the year since law’s adoption. Beijing lashes out at foreign criticism of the security law.

Hong Kong activists based overseas tell participants that city has turned into a police state in the year since law’s adoption. Beijing lashes out at foreign criticism of the security law.

National security law: UN rights official calls on Beijing to allow fact-finding mission to Hong Kong
2 Jul 2021 - 9:15AM
Hong Kong librarian suspended after books by jailed Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai put on recommended reading shelf

Government employee at Shek Tong Tsui Public Library in Sai Wan found responsible for displaying at least 10 titles written by jailed Apple Daily owner.

Government employee at Shek Tong Tsui Public Library in Sai Wan found responsible for displaying at least 10 titles written by jailed Apple Daily owner.

Hong Kong librarian suspended after books by jailed Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai put on recommended reading shelf
1 Jul 2021 - 10:42PM
Hong Kong police may shut down Victoria Park, will put 10,000 officers on streets for July 1 double anniversary of handover, Communist Party’s founding

While no intelligence currently points to signs of unrest, force has to ensure it can respond to ‘untoward incidents promptly’, police source says; water cannons, armoured vehicles to be kept on standby.

While no intelligence currently points to signs of unrest, force has to ensure it can respond to ‘untoward incidents promptly’, police source says; water cannons, armoured vehicles to be kept on standby.

Hong Kong police may shut down Victoria Park, will put 10,000 officers on streets for July 1 double anniversary of handover, Communist Party’s founding
30 Jun 2021 - 9:05AM
Hong Kong researchers develop Alzheimer’s disease blood test, paving way for mass screening and early detection

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology experts say they have come up with a simple, non-invasive and accurate diagnostic solution for Alzheimer’s disease.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology experts say they have come up with a simple, non-invasive and accurate diagnostic solution for Alzheimer’s disease.

Hong Kong researchers develop Alzheimer’s disease blood test, paving way for mass screening and early detection
29 Jun 2021 - 1:12AM
Hong Kong Peak Tram’s final day before lengthy closure draws hundreds, many queuing for hours for swansong ride on classic carriages

Tram’s burgundy carriages are being decommissioned under HK$700 million upgrade that involves shutting the attraction for six months.

Tram’s burgundy carriages are being decommissioned under HK$700 million upgrade that involves shutting the attraction for six months.

Hong Kong Peak Tram’s final day before lengthy closure draws hundreds, many queuing for hours for swansong ride on classic carriages
27 Jun 2021 - 11:22PM
National security law: inquiry launched after books by Jimmy Lai displayed as recommended titles at Hong Kong public library

Photos posted online by member of pro-Beijing party show at least 10 titles by jailed media tycoon on rack labelled ‘librarian’s choice’.

Photos posted online by member of pro-Beijing party show at least 10 titles by jailed media tycoon on rack labelled ‘librarian’s choice’.

National security law: inquiry launched after books by Jimmy Lai displayed as recommended titles at Hong Kong public library
25 Jun 2021 - 3:36AM
Apple Daily ends 26-year run in Hong Kong amid national security law crackdown as fans race to archive stories online

Parent company Next Digital says 1 million copies of final edition were printed, but some readers complain they still could not get one.

Parent company Next Digital says 1 million copies of final edition were printed, but some readers complain they still could not get one.

Apple Daily ends 26-year run in Hong Kong amid national security law crackdown as fans race to archive stories online
25 Jun 2021 - 2:00AM
Hong Kong’s forbidden fruit and the national security law: the rise and fall of Apple Daily and founder Jimmy Lai

The rags-to-riches story that Hong Kong was once famous for has come to an end, with main protagonist absent in final act.

The rags-to-riches story that Hong Kong was once famous for has come to an end, with main protagonist absent in final act.

Hong Kong’s forbidden fruit and the national security law: the rise and fall of Apple Daily and founder Jimmy Lai
24 Jun 2021 - 10:35AM
Lights out at Apple Daily: Hongkongers queue for hours to buy newspaper’s final issue, as latest national security law arrest pulls plug on operations

Supporters flock in their droves to newsstands in early hours of Thursday as the final edition of Apple Daily is printed.

Supporters flock in their droves to newsstands in early hours of Thursday as the final edition of Apple Daily is printed.

Lights out at Apple Daily: Hongkongers queue for hours to buy newspaper’s final issue, as latest national security law arrest pulls plug on operations
24 Jun 2021 - 10:31AM
Chinese space engineers launch four-day trip to Hong Kong, with residents getting chance to see rock samples retrieved from moon’s surface

Delegation of six of the nation’s top space engineers and designers giving lectures at University of Hong Kong, and Polytechnic University.

Delegation of six of the nation’s top space engineers and designers giving lectures at University of Hong Kong, and Polytechnic University.

Chinese space engineers launch four-day trip to Hong Kong, with residents getting chance to see rock samples retrieved from moon’s surface
23 Jun 2021 - 9:50PM
HSBC apologises after Hong Kong customers left worried they might not be able to use online banking services overseas

Banking giant later sought to pacify concerned clients, saying they could continue to access its banking services outside the city.

Banking giant later sought to pacify concerned clients, saying they could continue to access its banking services outside the city.

HSBC apologises after Hong Kong customers left worried they might not be able to use online banking services overseas
23 Jun 2021 - 12:10AM
Hong Kong electoral changes: no more than 30,000 voters will take part in Election Committee race, authorities estimate, down from 246,000 in 2016

Following a drastic overhaul of the city’s elections, many committee members are either appointed or granted seats based on other offices they hold, and changes to how the remainder are chosen has further reduced the voting pool.

Following a drastic overhaul of the city’s elections, many committee members are either appointed or granted seats based on other offices they hold, and changes to how the remainder are chosen has further reduced the voting pool.

Hong Kong electoral changes: no more than 30,000 voters will take part in Election Committee race, authorities estimate, down from 246,000 in 2016
21 Jun 2021 - 11:38PM
Hong Kong’s opposition Civic Party loses two-thirds of its district councillors in round of resignations ahead of new oath-taking rule

Members, including Yau Tsim Mong District Council vice-chairman Andy Yu, reveal on their respective social media accounts they have quit the party.

Members, including Yau Tsim Mong District Council vice-chairman Andy Yu, reveal on their respective social media accounts they have quit the party.

Hong Kong’s opposition Civic Party loses two-thirds of its district councillors in round of resignations ahead of new oath-taking rule
21 Jun 2021 - 9:02AM
Taiwan recalling 8 representative office staff members in Hong Kong over refusal to accept one-China policy

Taipei has described the requirement that its staff in the city recognise the one-China policy as an ‘unreasonable political precondition’ for renewing their work visas.

Taipei has described the requirement that its staff in the city recognise the one-China policy as an ‘unreasonable political precondition’ for renewing their work visas.

Taiwan recalling 8 representative office staff members in Hong Kong over refusal to accept one-China policy
21 Jun 2021 - 12:21AM
Explainer | Hong Kong national security law: what did Apple Daily do, what is it accused of, and what does the future hold?

Five senior executives were arrested in a national security raid on Thursday. With its assets frozen and the owner in jail, what happens next to a newspaper that has often been critical of Beijing?

Five senior executives were arrested in a national security raid on Thursday. With its assets frozen and the owner in jail, what happens next to a newspaper that has often been critical of Beijing?

Hong Kong national security law: what did Apple Daily do, what is it accused of, and what does the future hold?
18 Jun 2021 - 1:05PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and ministers to turn down salary rise after freezing pay for civil servants

Carrie Lam, who earns HK$390,000 a month, is among the top officials, aides who may even take a pay cut this year.

Carrie Lam, who earns HK$390,000 a month, is among the top officials, aides who may even take a pay cut this year.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and ministers to turn down salary rise after freezing pay for civil servants
15 Jun 2021 - 11:42PM
Ex-Hong Kong leader CY Leung warns border closures put window of opportunity with mainland Chinese business partners at risk

A year of border closures has forced mainland businesspeople to seek ‘substitutes’, which ‘may become permanent’ if the situation does not return to normal, Leung says.

A year of border closures has forced mainland businesspeople to seek ‘substitutes’, which ‘may become permanent’ if the situation does not return to normal, Leung says.

Ex-Hong Kong leader CY Leung warns border closures put window of opportunity with mainland Chinese business partners at risk
15 Jun 2021 - 6:09PM