Rachel Cheung

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Rachel Cheung

Reporter, Culture

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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Opinion | Hong Kong’s blind protester on life on the front line and why she will keep demonstrating

Joy Luk, a 41-year-old lawyer from Yuen Long, first experienced tear gas 14 years ago and has been active in the current protests. She explains why making her presence felt is so important to her.

1 Nov 2019 - 11:31AM

Joy Luk, a 41-year-old lawyer from Yuen Long, first experienced tear gas 14 years ago and has been active in the current protests. She explains why making her presence felt is so important to her.

Hong Kong’s blind protester on life on the front line and why she will keep demonstrating
Four of the restaurants leading Shanghai’s vegetarian revolution, including Michelin-star Fu He Hui and Dashu Wujie – heaven for mushroom lovers

A growing number of trendy Shanghai restaurants are serving high-end Chinese vegetarian food. We visit four highly regarded meat-free establishments where the vegetables are the star of every dish.

17 Oct 2019 - 7:47PM

A growing number of trendy Shanghai restaurants are serving high-end Chinese vegetarian food. We visit four highly regarded meat-free establishments where the vegetables are the star of every dish.

Four of the restaurants leading Shanghai’s vegetarian revolution, including Michelin-star Fu He Hui and Dashu Wujie – heaven for mushroom lovers
Vans sneakers pulled from sale in Hong Kong after protest-themed shoe contest designs removed by company, sparking backlash

Street wear sellers pull Vans products from their shelves, and Vans owners dump their sneakers in protest, after company bars from its custom shoe design competition two entries themed on the anti-government unrest in Hong Kong.

8 Oct 2019 - 1:26PM

Street wear sellers pull Vans products from their shelves, and Vans owners dump their sneakers in protest, after company bars from its custom shoe design competition two entries themed on the anti-government unrest in Hong Kong.

Vans sneakers pulled from sale in Hong Kong after protest-themed shoe contest designs removed by company, sparking backlash
Opinion | Hong Kong protests take toll on mental health of journalists, but we find a way to keep going

Long hours, flashbacks, insomnia – working on the front line of protests in Hong Kong has taken a toll on the mental health of journalists. Some seek counselling. Rachel Cheung found solace in a chance encounter amid the mayhem.

30 Sep 2019 - 6:02PM

Long hours, flashbacks, insomnia – working on the front line of protests in Hong Kong has taken a toll on the mental health of journalists. Some seek counselling. Rachel Cheung found solace in a chance encounter amid the mayhem.

Hong Kong protests take toll on mental health of journalists, but we find a way to keep going
China’s escape rooms are taking genre to next level with immersive theatre and role play

Escape rooms combined with immersive theatre and role play have become one of the hottest forms of entertainment in China, with some in the horror genre being genuinely terrifying experiences.

26 Sep 2019 - 3:30PM

Escape rooms combined with immersive theatre and role play have become one of the hottest forms of entertainment in China, with some in the horror genre being genuinely terrifying experiences.

China’s escape rooms are taking genre to next level with immersive theatre and role play
Hong Kong protest anthem Glory to Hong Kong takes on a life of its own, translated and performed in sign language

When anti-government protests began, the crowds sang a popular rock ballad and a Christian hymn. A producer working with composer of Glory to Hong Kong says its martial beat makes it popular with protesters and their supporters.

26 Sep 2019 - 8:02PM

When anti-government protests began, the crowds sang a popular rock ballad and a Christian hymn. A producer working with composer of Glory to Hong Kong says its martial beat makes it popular with protesters and their supporters.

Hong Kong protest anthem Glory to Hong Kong takes on a life of its own, translated and performed in sign language
Review | Drink enough at this bar in Shanghai and you enter a hidden speakeasy: it’s a great concept, let down by the food

Sober Company’s speakeasy Tipsy can only be accessed with three tokens, which you earn through drinking in its cafe, restaurant and bar. The drinks, made by Japanese bartenders, were amazing, but the food was less inspired.

24 Sep 2019 - 12:53PM

Sober Company’s speakeasy Tipsy can only be accessed with three tokens, which you earn through drinking in its cafe, restaurant and bar. The drinks, made by Japanese bartenders, were amazing, but the food was less inspired.

Drink enough at this bar in Shanghai and you enter a hidden speakeasy: it’s a great concept, let down by the food
Family of MH17 crash victim reflects on coping with tragic death of wife and mother, five years on

Chinese-Malaysian family the Wongs talk about how they have tried to come to terms with the loss of a wife and mother, who died while working as a flight attendant on the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane.

17 Sep 2019 - 5:53AM

Chinese-Malaysian family the Wongs talk about how they have tried to come to terms with the loss of a wife and mother, who died while working as a flight attendant on the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane.

Family of MH17 crash victim reflects on coping with tragic death of wife and mother, five years on
Hong Kong protest art: meet the student leading the defiant design team

‘Our goal isn’t to challenge the Communist Party, just to defend our own rights and autonomy,’ says man behind the iconic bloodstained bauhinia flag that became the symbol of the 2019 Hong Kong protests.

29 Aug 2019 - 12:48PM

‘Our goal isn’t to challenge the Communist Party, just to defend our own rights and autonomy,’ says man behind the iconic bloodstained bauhinia flag that became the symbol of the 2019 Hong Kong protests.

Hong Kong protest art: meet the student leading the defiant design team
Hong Kong winner of John W. Campbell sci-fi award stands by ‘fascist’ comments as new name for accolade is considered

Science fiction author Jeannette Ng made comments about John W. Campbell after receiving an award named after the writer. The award’s sponsor admits it is considering renaming the award and it is only a matter of finding the right time.

29 Aug 2019 - 10:32AM

Science fiction author Jeannette Ng made comments about John W. Campbell after receiving an award named after the writer. The award’s sponsor admits it is considering renaming the award and it is only a matter of finding the right time.

Hong Kong winner of John W. Campbell sci-fi award stands by ‘fascist’ comments as new name for accolade is considered
Shops close early and residents stay put as anti-government protesters march through Hong Kong shopping district Mong Kok

Most street-level shops between Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui along Nathan Road shut by late afternoon, while Ladies’ Street hawkers pack away stalls.

4 Aug 2019 - 5:29AM

Most street-level shops between Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui along Nathan Road shut by late afternoon, while Ladies’ Street hawkers pack away stalls.

Shops close early and residents stay put as anti-government protesters march through Hong Kong shopping district Mong Kok
Opinion | My guilty pleasure: Chinese online novels, and why they’re so alluring

Rachel Cheung was not surprised when a lucrative IPO woke the world up to how much money was in China’s online literature industry; she had been hooked on the novels for years. Here she reveals why they are so intriguing.

1 Aug 2019 - 8:47PM

Rachel Cheung was not surprised when a lucrative IPO woke the world up to how much money was in China’s online literature industry; she had been hooked on the novels for years. Here she reveals why they are so intriguing.

My guilty pleasure: Chinese online novels, and why they’re so alluring
Hong Kong protesters injured in drive-by firework attack from private vehicle after clashes outside police stations

Demonstrators attacked as they vented anger over riot charges against 44 people, following clashes with police.

31 Jul 2019 - 5:05PM

Demonstrators attacked as they vented anger over riot charges against 44 people, following clashes with police.

Hong Kong protesters injured in drive-by firework attack from private vehicle after clashes outside police stations
Elderly people are dying on waiting lists for Hong Kong care homes, and proposed changes may make things worse

To get a place in a residential care home takes more than three years. But planned changes to the system for assessing elderly people’s care needs could make it even harder, social workers, academics and elderly people themselves fear.

29 Jul 2019 - 4:42PM

To get a place in a residential care home takes more than three years. But planned changes to the system for assessing elderly people’s care needs could make it even harder, social workers, academics and elderly people themselves fear.

Elderly people are dying on waiting lists for Hong Kong care homes, and proposed changes may make things worse
Mental health, the victim on all sides of Hong Kong’s extradition bill crisis

Four deaths, an increase in patients suffering depression, and police seeking counselling: experts say weeks of stressful protests have left the city facing a mental health crisis – and everybody is vulnerable.

6 Jul 2019 - 5:23PM

Four deaths, an increase in patients suffering depression, and police seeking counselling: experts say weeks of stressful protests have left the city facing a mental health crisis – and everybody is vulnerable.

Mental health, the victim on all sides of Hong Kong’s extradition bill crisis
The ethical travel group teaching tourists to respect, support and learn about places they visit

Hong Kong-based Civil Wayfarers hopes to change not just how tourists see other countries, but more importantly, how they see themselves.

1 Jul 2019 - 8:45AM

Hong Kong-based Civil Wayfarers hopes to change not just how tourists see other countries, but more importantly, how they see themselves.

The ethical travel group teaching tourists to respect, support and learn about places they visit
Don’t vent extradition bill fury on Hong Kong police, security chief John Lee tells protesters after force HQ besieged

John Lee decries what he says were acts of vandalism and harassment at recent protests. Police chief adds that, despite his officers’ tolerant approach to recent action, unlawful acts will not go unpunished.

28 Jun 2019 - 10:31AM

John Lee decries what he says were acts of vandalism and harassment at recent protests. Police chief adds that, despite his officers’ tolerant approach to recent action, unlawful acts will not go unpunished.

Don’t vent extradition bill fury on Hong Kong police, security chief John Lee tells protesters after force HQ besieged
Extradition bill protesters hold ‘marathon petition’, calling at Hong Kong consulates of G20 nations, ahead of Osaka summit

About 1,500 people, split up into three groups, call to diplomatic missions across city. Protesters have also crowdfunded advertisements in international press in coming days.

26 Jun 2019 - 4:58PM

About 1,500 people, split up into three groups, call to diplomatic missions across city. Protesters have also crowdfunded advertisements in international press in coming days.

Extradition bill protesters hold ‘marathon petition’, calling at Hong Kong consulates of G20 nations, ahead of Osaka summit
Hong Kong’s Christians attend extradition bill protests in good faith

The Occupy Central movement in 2014 planted the seeds for many Christians to join today’s protests – which have brought the church closer to youth, and revealed a peaceful yet anti-authoritarian streak among the clergy.

24 Jun 2019 - 9:59AM

The Occupy Central movement in 2014 planted the seeds for many Christians to join today’s protests – which have brought the church closer to youth, and revealed a peaceful yet anti-authoritarian streak among the clergy.

Hong Kong’s Christians attend extradition bill protests in good faith
Top Hong Kong religious leaders criticise Chief Executive Carrie Lam over handling of extradition bill protests and call for inquiry

Cardinal John Tong and Rev Dr Eric So issues joint statement calling for fugitive bill to be scrapped and an investigation into police conduct.

20 Jun 2019 - 11:58AM

Cardinal John Tong and Rev Dr Eric So issues joint statement calling for fugitive bill to be scrapped and an investigation into police conduct.

Top Hong Kong religious leaders criticise Chief Executive Carrie Lam over handling of extradition bill protests and call for inquiry
Four serums to help your skin survive the Hong Kong summer

Give your complexion a boost with age-defying and protective products from Tatcha, Saturday Skin, Clarins and Helena Rubinstein

19 Jun 2019 - 11:45AM

Give your complexion a boost with age-defying and protective products from Tatcha, Saturday Skin, Clarins and Helena Rubinstein

Four serums to help your skin survive the Hong Kong summer
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.

18 Jun 2019 - 12:45PM

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.

19 Jun 2019 - 12:04PM

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