Rachel Cheung

Rachel Cheung is a culture reporter at the Post. She graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in journalism and communication, and joined the Post in 2016.
Rachel Cheung
Rachel Cheung is a culture reporter at the Post. She graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in journalism and communication, and joined the Post in 2016.

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In Hong Kong’s political heart, a semblance of normality after protests and clashes over extradition bill

As government headquarters open for first time in six days, some civil servants vent frustration at leaders. Most protesters have left the Admiralty site, also home to the legislature.

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As government headquarters open for first time in six days, some civil servants vent frustration at leaders. Most protesters have left the Admiralty site, also home to the legislature.

In Hong Kong’s political heart, a semblance of normality after protests and clashes over extradition bill
How do you follow a record-breaking march with an estimated 2 million turnout? Hong Kong’s extradition bill protesters face challenges deciding their next step

Thousands remained to occupy roads after Sunday’s march and hundreds stayed overnight, but as crowds swelled again on Monday morning, no one was sure what to do next

17 Jun 2019 - 11:32PM

Thousands remained to occupy roads after Sunday’s march and hundreds stayed overnight, but as crowds swelled again on Monday morning, no one was sure what to do next

How do you follow a record-breaking march with an estimated 2 million turnout? Hong Kong’s extradition bill protesters face challenges deciding their next step
Four of the best lip products for a perfect summer pout

Gucci Beauty, Chanel, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna and Hourglass offer bold shades in a selection of finishes – there’s something for everyone.

5 Jun 2019 - 11:47AM

Gucci Beauty, Chanel, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna and Hourglass offer bold shades in a selection of finishes – there’s something for everyone.

Four of the best lip products for a perfect summer pout
Tiananmen Square crackdown of June 4, 1989 revisited in Candace Chong’s play, ‘May 35’

May 35 is the story of a woman who wants to hold a vigil for her son, killed by PLA troops during the student-led Tiananmen Square protest in 1989. Instead of focusing on the incident, Chong’s play concentrates on the families of the victims, whose suffering continues.

5 Jun 2019 - 5:12AM

May 35 is the story of a woman who wants to hold a vigil for her son, killed by PLA troops during the student-led Tiananmen Square protest in 1989. Instead of focusing on the incident, Chong’s play concentrates on the families of the victims, whose suffering continues.

Tiananmen Square crackdown of June 4, 1989 revisited in Candace Chong’s play, ‘May 35’
Taiwan Instagram hot spot Rainbow Village and how its creator nearly lost it all

Rainbow Village has featured in Lonely Planet’s Secret Marvels of the World, and lists of the most Instagrammable places in Taiwan. Huang Yung-fu, the man behind the murals, is a mascot for the site and was nearly a victim of his fame.

26 May 2019 - 7:21PM

Rainbow Village has featured in Lonely Planet’s Secret Marvels of the World, and lists of the most Instagrammable places in Taiwan. Huang Yung-fu, the man behind the murals, is a mascot for the site and was nearly a victim of his fame.

Taiwan Instagram hot spot Rainbow Village and how its creator nearly lost it all
Don’t pop that pimple! A skincare expert shares tips for a healthy acne-free face

From choosing the right make-up removers and face masks to using face washing acids, the correct routine is essential. Ching Sze-man, consultant at Taiwanese skincare company Elsa Gusa, gives advice on skincare routines.

15 May 2019 - 8:15PM

From choosing the right make-up removers and face masks to using face washing acids, the correct routine is essential. Ching Sze-man, consultant at Taiwanese skincare company Elsa Gusa, gives advice on skincare routines.

Don’t pop that pimple! A skincare expert shares tips for a healthy acne-free face
Four of the best concealers for a flawless, radiant complexion

From Rihanna’s Fenty Beuaty collection to YSL’s upgrade to cult favourite Touche Éclat, we’ve got you (and your blemishes) covered.

15 May 2019 - 9:15AM

From Rihanna’s Fenty Beuaty collection to YSL’s upgrade to cult favourite Touche Éclat, we’ve got you (and your blemishes) covered.

Four of the best concealers for a flawless, radiant complexion
Beyond bubble tea: five creative boba treats sending Taiwanese fans wild

Bubble tea is more than just a drink, it is a way of life for many people around the world. In Taiwan, vendors are getting creative with how they incorporate the tapioca ‘pearls’, known as boba, into new dishes.

15 May 2019 - 1:04PM

Bubble tea is more than just a drink, it is a way of life for many people around the world. In Taiwan, vendors are getting creative with how they incorporate the tapioca ‘pearls’, known as boba, into new dishes.

Beyond bubble tea: five creative boba treats sending Taiwanese fans wild
‘Bubbles’ are no longer just in tea: five ways to enjoy boba in Taiwan

Boba, or bubble tea, has become one of Taiwan’s favourite exports. The drink consisting of tiny tapioca balls added to a variety of flavoured teas was invented on the island in the 1980s. But nowadays, the tiny, squishy balls can be found in more than just drinks.

13 May 2019 - 10:15AM

Boba, or bubble tea, has become one of Taiwan’s favourite exports. The drink consisting of tiny tapioca balls added to a variety of flavoured teas was invented on the island in the 1980s. But nowadays, the tiny, squishy balls can be found in more than just drinks.

 ‘Bubbles’ are no longer just in tea: five ways to enjoy boba in Taiwan
A tale of two cities: director on her film about teen smuggling iPhones from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, The Crossing

Raised in Shenzhen, Chinese city adjoining Hong Kong, Bai Xue uses story of a schoolgirl commuter to reflect on how the two places have changed; she says it’s not social commentary, but a coming-of-age tale anyone can relate to.

8 May 2019 - 6:10PM

Raised in Shenzhen, Chinese city adjoining Hong Kong, Bai Xue uses story of a schoolgirl commuter to reflect on how the two places have changed; she says it’s not social commentary, but a coming-of-age tale anyone can relate to.

A tale of two cities: director on her film about teen smuggling iPhones from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, The Crossing
Leukaemia: how a cancer diagnosis destroyed the sporting dreams of Asian Games beach volleyball duo

When Hongkonger Kelvin Lau felt dazed and struggled to stand up during a match at the 2018 Asian Games, he and his partner Wong Pui-lam knew something bad was up.

6 May 2019 - 7:53PM

When Hongkonger Kelvin Lau felt dazed and struggled to stand up during a match at the 2018 Asian Games, he and his partner Wong Pui-lam knew something bad was up.

Leukaemia: how a cancer diagnosis destroyed the sporting dreams of Asian Games beach volleyball duo
Where is Chinese sci-fi heading after The Wandering Earth? Writers discuss the coming golden age

Chinese sci-fi writers gathered at the Melon science fiction conference in Hong Kong to discuss the many new possibilities in the genre today. Previously only a niche market in China, there is now a global interest in Chinese sci-fi.

2 May 2019 - 5:17AM

Chinese sci-fi writers gathered at the Melon science fiction conference in Hong Kong to discuss the many new possibilities in the genre today. Previously only a niche market in China, there is now a global interest in Chinese sci-fi.

Where is Chinese sci-fi heading after The Wandering Earth? Writers discuss the coming golden age
Taiwanese fashionista Wednesday Wu on her unique style and why dressing up is vital

Wu, who studied fashion in Milan, stands out from the crowd with her eclectic style which she spends two hours a day preparing. She mixes and matches colours, patterns and textures which set off her unique make-up and hair.

7 May 2019 - 10:40AM

Wu, who studied fashion in Milan, stands out from the crowd with her eclectic style which she spends two hours a day preparing. She mixes and matches colours, patterns and textures which set off her unique make-up and hair.

Taiwanese fashionista Wednesday Wu on her unique style and why dressing up is vital
Taiwanese millennials and retirees become housemates in rental affordability initiative

A Taiwanese company has set up a shared housing scheme with cheaper rent for cross-generational tenants, in the face of a growing affordable housing problem.

25 Apr 2019 - 8:02PM

A Taiwanese company has set up a shared housing scheme with cheaper rent for cross-generational tenants, in the face of a growing affordable housing problem.

Taiwanese millennials and retirees become housemates in rental affordability initiative
Angelababy’s Thailand beach photo shoot comes under fire online – ‘looks like an alien’

Internet users are divided over Chinese celebrity Angelababy’s cover shoot for T Magazine. One person wrote on Weibo: ‘I don’t understand these photos. They are scary, strange and make her look like an alien.’

24 Apr 2019 - 6:00PM

Internet users are divided over Chinese celebrity Angelababy’s cover shoot for T Magazine. One person wrote on Weibo: ‘I don’t understand these photos. They are scary, strange and make her look like an alien.’

Angelababy’s Thailand beach photo shoot comes under fire online – ‘looks like an alien’
Four shampoos for vibrant, healthy hair, including one that is vegan-friendly

Lush’s shampoo bars are solid, packaging free and produce generous lather while those with dry hair should check out John Masters’ Honey and Hibiscus products

17 Apr 2019 - 10:30AM

Lush’s shampoo bars are solid, packaging free and produce generous lather while those with dry hair should check out John Masters’ Honey and Hibiscus products

Four shampoos for vibrant, healthy hair, including one that is vegan-friendly
12 Suicidal Teens: blockbuster director explores Japan’s youth suicide issue

Yukihiko Tsutsumi has been a prolific filmmaker over his 30-year career and now he turns to a story with a social message. His latest film doesn’t rely on scene changes, instead using strong emotions and powerful acting.

11 Apr 2019 - 7:58PM

Yukihiko Tsutsumi has been a prolific filmmaker over his 30-year career and now he turns to a story with a social message. His latest film doesn’t rely on scene changes, instead using strong emotions and powerful acting.

12 Suicidal Teens: blockbuster director explores Japan’s youth suicide issue
Four eyebrow products that promise to survive Hong Kong’s humidity

Benefit offers a three-step path to eyebrow perfection for the time-rich, while 3CE’s pencil and cushion is great for sparse brows

3 Apr 2019 - 12:45PM

Benefit offers a three-step path to eyebrow perfection for the time-rich, while 3CE’s pencil and cushion is great for sparse brows

Four eyebrow products that promise to survive Hong Kong’s  humidity
Inside China: Is this the golden age of Chinese science fiction?

The new generation of Chinese science fiction authors talk of their inspirations, their insights, and what makes science fiction in China special.

8 Apr 2019 - 4:11PM

The new generation of Chinese science fiction authors talk of their inspirations, their insights, and what makes science fiction in China special.

Inside China: Is this the golden age of Chinese science fiction?
Who are the BTS Army? These K-pop fans will do almost anything to catch a glimpse of their idols

We joined fans of BTS staked out at Hong Kong airport last week waiting for the K-pop superstars to arrive in the city. They say they may go to extreme lengths to show their support, but are far from the worst.

28 Mar 2019 - 8:07PM

We joined fans of BTS staked out at Hong Kong airport last week waiting for the K-pop superstars to arrive in the city. They say they may go to extreme lengths to show their support, but are far from the worst.

Who are the BTS Army? These K-pop fans will do almost anything to catch a glimpse of their idols
Review | BTS Love Yourself world tour: K-pop idols drive Hong Kong fans crazy with stunning show

The first of four Hong Kong concerts was packed full of high-energy performances, complicated choreography and spectacular solos that had the band’s ‘Army’ legion of fans going wild.

21 Mar 2019 - 2:49PM

The first of four Hong Kong concerts was packed full of high-energy performances, complicated choreography and spectacular solos that had the band’s ‘Army’ legion of fans going wild.

BTS Love Yourself world tour: K-pop idols drive Hong Kong fans crazy with stunning show
Four contouring kits ideal for every day wear or special occasions

Whether you just want to enhance your natural beauty or stand out from the crowd, these make-up kits are here to help

20 Mar 2019 - 9:30AM

Whether you just want to enhance your natural beauty or stand out from the crowd, these make-up kits are here to help

Four contouring kits ideal for every day wear or special occasions
Fish Liew, Malaysian actress in Hong Kong films, talks about surviving nude scenes and making her mark

Raised on Hong Kong cinema, Fish Liew suffered culture shock when she arrived in the city in 2012. She soon landed a film role, but agonised over a nude scene. Fast forward to today, and she’s an established actress with dreams of directing.

20 Mar 2019 - 5:44PM

Raised on Hong Kong cinema, Fish Liew suffered culture shock when she arrived in the city in 2012. She soon landed a film role, but agonised over a nude scene. Fast forward to today, and she’s an established actress with dreams of directing.

Fish Liew, Malaysian actress in Hong Kong films, talks about surviving nude scenes and making her mark
The hawkers of Hong Kong and Los Angeles: two cities, two very different stories

Street vending has long been an iconic part of the urban scene in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, enriching them socially while helping the less well off earn a living. Now, as one city does all it can to preserve the culture, the other seems intent on destroying what’s left of a way of life.

17 Mar 2019 - 1:53AM

Street vending has long been an iconic part of the urban scene in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, enriching them socially while helping the less well off earn a living. Now, as one city does all it can to preserve the culture, the other seems intent on destroying what’s left of a way of life.

The hawkers of Hong Kong and Los Angeles: two cities, two very different stories
A foundation for Asian skin, plus three more for a flawless complexion

Whether you’re looking for Korean-style dewy skin or a natural finish, these four products will help you achieve the look

6 Mar 2019 - 11:32AM

Whether you’re looking for Korean-style dewy skin or a natural finish, these four products will help you achieve the look

A foundation for Asian skin, plus three more for a flawless complexion
Hong Kong celebrity scam victim Leo Ho breaks silence to warn of dangers – and tells of his humiliation

Harmonica world champion Leo Ho thought he was sending money to ‘law enforcement officers’ in China to avoid phantom travel curbs. Being shamed online made him hit rock bottom, and determined to help others avoid his mistakes.

26 Feb 2019 - 8:44AM

Harmonica world champion Leo Ho thought he was sending money to ‘law enforcement officers’ in China to avoid phantom travel curbs. Being shamed online made him hit rock bottom, and determined to help others avoid his mistakes.

Hong Kong celebrity scam victim Leo Ho breaks silence to warn of  dangers – and tells of his humiliation
Look and feel fresh from a flight with these carry-on beauty essentials

Long flight? No checked baggage? No problem: four miniature skincare and fragrance sets to save the day

21 Feb 2019 - 11:03AM

Long flight? No checked baggage? No problem: four miniature skincare and fragrance sets to save the day

Look and feel fresh from a flight with these carry-on beauty essentials
Hong Kong exhibition taps into the effects of violence and gender using fantasy, humour and pain

‘Performing Society: The Violence of Gender’ at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Central features works from 11 international artists on the issue. The artworks on show seek to reflect the times and offer different perspectives.

19 Feb 2019 - 6:10PM

‘Performing Society: The Violence of Gender’ at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Central features works from 11 international artists on the issue. The artworks on show seek to reflect the times and offer different perspectives.

Hong Kong exhibition taps into the effects of violence and gender using fantasy, humour and pain
Review | Love Talk film review: mundane reality of marriage examined in Taiwanese documentary

A good antidote to Valentine’s Day schmaltz, but director tries to fit eight couples’ experiences into one feature film, and that’s too ambitious a goal. Its unclear narrative also leaves the film feeling a touch fragmented.

13 Feb 2019 - 12:56PM

A good antidote to Valentine’s Day schmaltz, but director tries to fit eight couples’ experiences into one feature film, and that’s too ambitious a goal. Its unclear narrative also leaves the film feeling a touch fragmented.

Love Talk film review: mundane reality of marriage examined in Taiwanese documentary
If parabens and sulphates in shampoos, face creams and cleansers are safe, why are brands avoiding them?

Companies are responding to consumer concerns about the purported health risks of using products containing parabens, a preservative, and sulphates, but their concerns are not supported by science.

11 Feb 2019 - 8:45PM

Companies are responding to consumer concerns about the purported health risks of using products containing parabens, a preservative, and sulphates, but their concerns are not supported by science.

If parabens and sulphates in shampoos, face creams and cleansers are safe, why are brands avoiding them?