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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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
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?