Sum Lok-kei

Hong Kong

Sum Lok-kei

Reporter, Hong Kong

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

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Hong Kong government should release official English version of national security law to avoid confusion in court, legal experts say

Judges who do not understand Chinese could be forced to rely on an expert when trying cases, they say. Residents who only speak English cannot be deemed to know a law that has not been gazetted in their language, veteran lawyer argues.

4 Jul 2020 - 12:27PM

Judges who do not understand Chinese could be forced to rely on an expert when trying cases, they say. Residents who only speak English cannot be deemed to know a law that has not been gazetted in their language, veteran lawyer argues.

Hong Kong government should release official English version of national security law to avoid confusion in court, legal experts say
National security law: is chanting ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ now illegal? City’s lawyers aren’t so sure

Government’s equating protester slogan with call for independence ‘premature’, as decision lies in hands of the courts, Bar Association chief says.

4 Jul 2020 - 3:10PM

Government’s equating protester slogan with call for independence ‘premature’, as decision lies in hands of the courts, Bar Association chief says.

National security law: is chanting ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ now illegal? City’s lawyers aren’t so sure
Hong Kong national security law: police warn restaurant over anti-government posters

Officers warn owners of Bowl and Plate in Shau Kei Wan over materials that could violate the national security law.

2 Jul 2020 - 8:52PM

Officers warn owners of Bowl and Plate in Shau Kei Wan over materials that could violate the national security law.

Hong Kong national security law: police warn restaurant over anti-government posters
National security law: will Hong Kong residents find themselves in hot water by chanting separatist slogans?

A police source says anyone uttering such slogans could be arrested. Justice minister Teresa Cheng does not give a straight answer when asked whether chanting ‘Hong Kong independence’ is prohibited.

2 Jul 2020 - 12:11PM

A police source says anyone uttering such slogans could be arrested. Justice minister Teresa Cheng does not give a straight answer when asked whether chanting ‘Hong Kong independence’ is prohibited.

National security law: will Hong Kong residents find themselves in hot water by chanting separatist slogans?
Hong Kong national security law: future of city’s localist movement hangs in balance as groups disband, activists quit or flee city

Demosisto disbands as co-founder Joshua Wong and key members quit, while other groups also fold.

1 Jul 2020 - 12:44AM

Demosisto disbands as co-founder Joshua Wong and key members quit, while other groups also fold.

Hong Kong national security law: future of city’s localist movement hangs in balance as groups disband, activists quit or flee city
Hong Kong activists plan to defy police ban on July 1 protest march

As Beijing’s new national security law is passed, activists make plans for civil disobedience.

30 Jun 2020 - 2:20PM

As Beijing’s new national security law is passed, activists make plans for civil disobedience.

Hong Kong activists plan to defy police ban on July 1 protest march
Hong Kong slams US’ Autonomy Act, urges Washington to refrain from measures that could affect financial institution operations

Any sanctions imposed under the act ‘will not create an obligation for financial institutions under Hong Kong law’, spokesman says.

27 Jun 2020 - 1:57AM

Any sanctions imposed under the act ‘will not create an obligation for financial institutions under Hong Kong law’, spokesman says.

Hong Kong slams US’ Autonomy Act, urges Washington to refrain from measures that could affect financial institution operations
Hong Kong national security law: opposition groups moving funds overseas, digitising historical records ahead of impending legislation

Political party Demosisto, which lobbied Washington for sanctions against Beijing, establishing backup fund in the United States. Alliance that supports June 4 movement on mainland China refuses to change manifesto calling for national democracy,

25 Jun 2020 - 11:16PM

Political party Demosisto, which lobbied Washington for sanctions against Beijing, establishing backup fund in the United States. Alliance that supports June 4 movement on mainland China refuses to change manifesto calling for national democracy,

Hong Kong national security law: opposition groups moving funds overseas, digitising historical records ahead of impending legislation
Senior Hong Kong public officers should keep in mind the country’s interests when performing their duties, civil service chief says

Patrick Nip says the implementation of ‘one country, two systems’ can only be improved by looking at things from both a national and city perspective.

24 Jun 2020 - 9:06PM

Patrick Nip says the implementation of ‘one country, two systems’ can only be improved by looking at things from both a national and city perspective.

Senior Hong Kong public officers should keep in mind the country’s interests when performing their duties, civil service chief says
Hong Kong protests: organisers ‘100 per cent expect’ traditional July 1 march to be banned by police, despite putting forward seven proposals to get it approved

Civil Human Rights Front convenor Jimmy Sham describes ‘lacklustre’ meeting with police, and says force is using coronavirus pandemic as excuse to stop rally, which last year attracted hundreds of thousands of people.

23 Jun 2020 - 11:37PM

Civil Human Rights Front convenor Jimmy Sham describes ‘lacklustre’ meeting with police, and says force is using coronavirus pandemic as excuse to stop rally, which last year attracted hundreds of thousands of people.

Hong Kong protests: organisers ‘100 per cent expect’ traditional July 1 march to be banned by police, despite putting forward seven proposals to get it approved
National security law: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vows not to hand-pick judges for cases brought under new legislation

Carrie Lam says she will compile list of judges after consulting chief justice, adding that excluding foreign ones is ‘not realistic’.

24 Jun 2020 - 11:23AM

Carrie Lam says she will compile list of judges after consulting chief justice, adding that excluding foreign ones is ‘not realistic’.

National security law: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vows not to hand-pick judges for cases brought under new legislation
Coronavirus: travel bubble plan for Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong province stalls over technical issues

Carrie Lam says officials on all sides are trying to work around 14-day mandatory quarantine rules, while travellers would also need health certificate showing they are free of coronavirus.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:43PM

Carrie Lam says officials on all sides are trying to work around 14-day mandatory quarantine rules, while travellers would also need health certificate showing they are free of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: travel bubble plan for Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong province stalls over technical issues
National security law: plans for general strike in Hong Kong, class boycott fail to win enough support at unofficial ‘referendum’

Organisers needed 60,000 votes to call for a citywide work strike, but only 8,943 ballots were cast.

21 Jun 2020 - 1:58AM

Organisers needed 60,000 votes to call for a citywide work strike, but only 8,943 ballots were cast.

National security law: plans for general strike in Hong Kong, class boycott fail to win enough support at unofficial  ‘referendum’
Former Occupy student leaders Joshua Wong, Nathan Law in bid for Hong Kong opposition camp’s endorsement to run in Legislative Council elections

City’s constitutional affairs minister also drops biggest hint yet that candidates who oppose national security law could be barred from Legco race.

19 Jun 2020 - 11:16PM

City’s constitutional affairs minister also drops biggest hint yet that candidates who oppose national security law could be barred from Legco race.

Former Occupy student leaders Joshua Wong, Nathan Law in bid for Hong Kong opposition camp’s endorsement to run in Legislative Council elections
Hong Kong election authority rejects government’s special-queue proposal for vulnerable voters

Electoral Affairs Commission dismisses government call for elderly, pregnant and disabled voters to have dedicated lane for September’s Legislative Council elections.

18 Jun 2020 - 11:52PM

Electoral Affairs Commission dismisses government call for elderly, pregnant and disabled voters to have dedicated lane for September’s Legislative Council elections.

Hong Kong election authority rejects government’s special-queue proposal for vulnerable voters
National security law: Hong Kong Journalists Association survey reveals 98 per cent oppose legislation amid fears over personal safety, self-censorship

Overwhelming opposition to the legislation Beijing is tailor-making for Hong Kong among those who responded to HKJA survey.

18 Jun 2020 - 11:55PM

Overwhelming opposition to the legislation Beijing is tailor-making for Hong Kong among those who responded to HKJA survey.

National security law: Hong Kong Journalists Association survey reveals 98 per cent oppose legislation amid fears over personal safety, self-censorship
National security law: Hong Kong official drops hints that election candidates could be barred for opposing new legislation

Constitutional affairs chief Erick Tsang questions whether those who are against the law are fit to run for office.

17 Jun 2020 - 11:32PM

Constitutional affairs chief Erick Tsang questions whether those who are against the law are fit to run for office.

National security law: Hong Kong official drops hints that election candidates could be barred for opposing new legislation
Extradition to mainland China may be possible under new Hong Kong national security law

Cases involving foreign interference could see people sent to mainland China to stand trial, says Tam Yiu-chung, the city’s representative on the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.

9 Jul 2020 - 8:40AM

Cases involving foreign interference could see people sent to mainland China to stand trial, says Tam Yiu-chung, the city’s representative on the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.

Extradition to mainland China may be possible under new Hong Kong national security law
National security law for Hong Kong ‘not retroactive’, but can it be compatible with mainland Chinese legislation?

Comments by Beijing officials spark more concerns over how impending regulation, although ‘not retroactive’, would work.

16 Jun 2020 - 5:01AM

Comments by Beijing officials spark more concerns over how impending regulation, although ‘not retroactive’, would work.

National security law for Hong Kong ‘not retroactive’, but can it be compatible with mainland Chinese legislation?
Thousands of mourners on death anniversary of Hong Kong protester ‘raincoat man’

Leung Ling-kit, who hung protest banner, fell from height in Admiralty a day before historic march that drew 2 million people.

16 Jun 2020 - 1:54AM

Leung Ling-kit, who hung protest banner, fell from height in Admiralty a day before historic march that drew 2 million people.

Thousands of mourners on death anniversary of Hong Kong protester ‘raincoat man’
Hong Kong windsurfer drowns off public beach closed due to coronavirus

The 39-year-old woman was pulled from the water at Lower Cheung Sha Beach and pronounced dead at hospital. Government reminds public to avoid public facilities shut due to health crisis.

14 Jun 2020 - 6:26PM

The 39-year-old woman was pulled from the water at Lower Cheung Sha Beach and pronounced dead at hospital. Government reminds public to avoid public facilities shut due to health crisis.

Hong Kong windsurfer drowns off public beach closed due to coronavirus
Ten injured in metal scaffolding collapse at Hong Kong waste treatment plant

Workers were carrying out repairs to incinerator when seven-storey support structure gave way. Nearly 100 rescuers using life detectors and sniffer dogs combed through the debris to find men trapped inside.

14 Jun 2020 - 11:32PM

Workers were carrying out repairs to incinerator when seven-storey support structure gave way. Nearly 100 rescuers using life detectors and sniffer dogs combed through the debris to find men trapped inside.

Ten injured in metal scaffolding collapse at Hong Kong waste treatment plant
National security law protests, ‘propaganda’ songs have no place in Hong Kong schools, says education minister Kevin Yeung

While the bureau will not create a list of banned songs, ‘schools should know’ which ones cross the line into political territory, Yeung says.

11 Jun 2020 - 6:11PM

While the bureau will not create a list of banned songs, ‘schools should know’ which ones cross the line into political territory, Yeung says.

National security law protests, ‘propaganda’ songs have no place in Hong Kong schools, says education minister Kevin Yeung
Punish any students or teachers who join planned strike over national security law, Hong Kong education chief tells schools

Secretary for Education says schools shouldn’t allow youths to be exploited for political ends. But head of principals’ association says any problem with students should be dealt with through education.

11 Jun 2020 - 8:48PM

Secretary for Education says schools shouldn’t allow youths to be exploited for political ends. But head of principals’ association says any problem with students should be dealt with through education.

Punish any students or teachers who join planned strike over national security law, Hong Kong education chief tells schools
Hong Kong protests: government spent more than HK$66 million to repair damaged public facilities

Authorities have spent HK$8 million to repair pavements, HK$15 million to restore metal railings and HK$1.6 million to replace security cameras, while repairing 740 sets of traffic lights alone has cost HK$40 million.

10 Jun 2020 - 11:25PM

Authorities have spent HK$8 million to repair pavements, HK$15 million to restore metal railings and HK$1.6 million to replace security cameras, while repairing 740 sets of traffic lights alone has cost HK$40 million.

Hong Kong protests: government spent more than HK$66 million to repair damaged public facilities
Hong Kong elections: opposition camp plans to raise HK$3.5 million to fund primary ahead of Legco polls

Group plans to mobilise at least 170,000 Hongkongers to cast their ballots in July to find out candidates more likely to win seats in September.

10 Jun 2020 - 3:50PM

Group plans to mobilise at least 170,000 Hongkongers to cast their ballots in July to find out candidates more likely to win seats in September.

Hong Kong elections: opposition camp plans to raise HK$3.5 million to fund primary ahead of Legco polls
National security law: unions and student group threaten to strike as ‘warning shot’ to Beijing

Seeking a strong mandate, organisers are hoping 70,000 people will turn out for a vote on the proposed action. Move comes as councillors from 17 districts say law will ‘destroy’ the ‘one country, two systems’ principle.

7 Jun 2020 - 10:19AM

Seeking a strong mandate, organisers are hoping 70,000 people will turn out for a vote on the proposed action. Move comes as councillors from 17 districts say law will ‘destroy’ the ‘one country, two systems’ principle.

National security law: unions and student group threaten to strike as ‘warning shot’ to Beijing
National security law: Hong Kong justice chief says city will not succumb to interference from mainland authorities

Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng says her department will make independent prosecutorial decisions under law proposed by Beijing.

6 Jun 2020 - 11:26PM

Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng says her department will make independent prosecutorial decisions under law proposed by Beijing.

National security law: Hong Kong justice chief says city will not succumb to interference from mainland authorities
Explainer | Hong Kong’s national anthem law: when you can ignore the song, and when you have to stand

If the song comes on the television at a restaurant, you can keep on eating. But singing the tune in a mocking fashion at a big sporting event could land you three years in jail.

6 Jun 2020 - 10:00AM

If the song comes on the television at a restaurant, you can keep on eating. But singing the tune in a mocking fashion at a big sporting event could land you three years in jail.

Hong Kong’s national anthem law: when you can ignore the song, and when you have to stand
Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil embraced by new generation, as young activists recommit to fighting for those without a voice

In recent years, the organiser of the annual Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong endured questions about its relevance from young people who slammed it for being ritualistic, naive and idealistic for caring about democratic change in mainland China.

5 Jun 2020 - 9:07AM

In recent years, the organiser of the annual Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong endured questions about its relevance from young people who slammed it for being ritualistic, naive and idealistic for caring about democratic change in mainland China.

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil embraced by new generation, as young activists recommit to fighting for those without a voice