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 lawmakers fail to eject pro-democracy rivals from legislature for Occupy Central convictions

Pro-democracy lawmakers shoot down motions tabled against Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan and Professionals Guild’s Shiu Ka-chun.

12 Dec 2019 - 1:00AM

Pro-democracy lawmakers shoot down motions tabled against Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan and Professionals Guild’s Shiu Ka-chun.

Hong Kong lawmakers fail to eject pro-democracy rivals from legislature for Occupy Central convictions
Hong Kong protests: only a few dozen people show up at lunchtime demonstrations as citywide strike turns out to be non-event

Only a few dozen protesters show up at lunchtime rallies in Sha Tin, Cheung Sha Wan, and Tuen Mun.

9 Dec 2019 - 10:00PM

Only a few dozen protesters show up at lunchtime rallies in Sha Tin, Cheung Sha Wan, and Tuen Mun.

Hong Kong protests: only a few dozen people show up at lunchtime demonstrations as citywide strike turns out to be non-event
Civil Human Rights Front vows to keep the peace at Hong Kong pro-democracy march, with police-protester diplomacy

The Civil Human Rights Front got its first police approval for a protest on Hong Kong Island since mid-August. Leader calls on marchers to not argue with police, and leave communication with the force to the group’s about 200 marshals.

10 Dec 2019 - 7:10PM

The Civil Human Rights Front got its first police approval for a protest on Hong Kong Island since mid-August. Leader calls on marchers to not argue with police, and leave communication with the force to the group’s about 200 marshals.

Civil Human Rights Front vows to keep the peace at Hong Kong pro-democracy march, with police-protester diplomacy
Hong Kong’s pro-government camp put in impossible situation by opposition’s futile bid to unseat city leader Carrie Lam

Frustrated pro-establishment camp left vexed by Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s aloof manner and inability to curb roiling protests that have lasted almost six months.

5 Dec 2019 - 11:04PM

Frustrated pro-establishment camp left vexed by Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s aloof manner and inability to curb roiling protests that have lasted almost six months.

Hong Kong’s pro-government camp put in impossible situation by opposition’s futile bid to unseat city leader Carrie Lam
Pan-democrats launch bid in legislature to remove Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam from office

Pan-democrat lawmakers accuse Lam of making ‘many unconstitutional decisions’ in pushing forward the extradition bill and handling protests.

5 Dec 2019 - 9:25AM

Pan-democrat lawmakers accuse Lam of making ‘many unconstitutional decisions’ in pushing forward the extradition bill and handling protests.

Pan-democrats launch bid in legislature to remove Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam from office
Hong Kong district council elections: pan-democrats pledge to broadcast meetings, scrap proxy votes and review costly projects

Minutes of meetings will show who said what, in a bid to improve accountability.

3 Dec 2019 - 10:32AM

Minutes of meetings will show who said what, in a bid to improve accountability.

Hong Kong district council elections: pan-democrats pledge to broadcast meetings, scrap proxy votes and review costly projects
More than 200 protesters rally outside British Consulate in Hong Kong calling on London to protect former employee who claimed torture in China

Protesters gather in Admiralty at around 7.30pm, some waving British flags and others wearing paper masks that depict the face of Simon Cheng.

30 Nov 2019 - 1:34AM

Protesters gather in Admiralty at around 7.30pm, some waving British flags and others wearing paper masks that depict the face of Simon Cheng.

More than 200 protesters rally outside British Consulate in Hong Kong calling on London to protect former employee who claimed torture in China
Beaten Hong Kong district council elections candidates to challenge results over claims of intimidation or voting irregularities

Claims of intimidation or voting irregularities said to involve more than 550 ballots in constituencies decided by close margins in Yuen Long and Shing Hong.

29 Nov 2019 - 9:50AM

Claims of intimidation or voting irregularities said to involve more than 550 ballots in constituencies decided by close margins in Yuen Long and Shing Hong.

Beaten Hong Kong district council elections candidates to challenge results over claims of intimidation or voting irregularities
From war zone to ‘prison’: voices from Polytechnic University siege, site of some of the worst violence amid Hong Kong’s protest crisis

Radicals and volunteers give their account of being part of the fierce clashes.

2 Dec 2019 - 4:25PM

Radicals and volunteers give their account of being part of the fierce clashes.

From war zone to ‘prison’: voices from Polytechnic University siege, site of some of the worst violence amid Hong Kong’s protest crisis
Hong Kong protests won’t force China’s hand over allowing city to become ‘sovereign democracy’, former city leader CY Leung says

In speech at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, former chief executive accuses ‘dark forces’ of being behind anti-government movement.

29 Nov 2019 - 12:24AM

In speech at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, former chief executive accuses ‘dark forces’ of being behind anti-government movement.

Hong Kong protests won’t force China’s hand over allowing city to become ‘sovereign democracy’, former city leader CY Leung says
Hong Kong government mulls Basic Law oath for civil servants amid protest-related complaints – but critics say move will backfire if implemented

Revelation by secretary for civil service comes after complaints were filed against 43 employees for involvement in protests.

28 Nov 2019 - 4:59AM

Revelation by secretary for civil service comes after complaints were filed against 43 employees for involvement in protests.

Hong Kong government mulls Basic Law oath for civil servants amid protest-related complaints – but critics say move will backfire if implemented
Hong Kong police receive 1,200 complaints over handling of anti-government protests

Officers face barrage of allegations during increasingly violent unrest. Security chief also reveals 10,000 tear gas canisters fired and more than 5,800 people arrested since June.

28 Nov 2019 - 12:07AM

Officers face barrage of allegations during increasingly violent unrest. Security chief also reveals 10,000 tear gas canisters fired and more than 5,800 people arrested since June.

Hong Kong police receive 1,200 complaints over handling of anti-government protests
Hong Kong protests: officials withdraw HK$250 million in funding requests for two universities after disquiet at lack of control over campuses voiced by pro-government lawmakers

Funding requests have been withdrawn for two projects related to medical facilities at the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University, Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau tells lawmakers.

27 Nov 2019 - 11:48AM

Funding requests have been withdrawn for two projects related to medical facilities at the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University, Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau tells lawmakers.

Hong Kong protests: officials withdraw HK$250 million in funding requests for two universities after disquiet at lack of control over campuses voiced by pro-government lawmakers
Hong Kong elections: pro-democracy camp wins 17 out of 18 districts while city leader says she will reflect on the result

Tsunami of disaffection washes over city as pro-Beijing camp left reeling by record turnout and overwhelming defeat

25 Nov 2019 - 5:47PM

Tsunami of disaffection washes over city as pro-Beijing camp left reeling by record turnout and overwhelming defeat

Hong Kong elections: pro-democracy camp wins 17 out of 18 districts while city leader says she will reflect on the result
Hong Kong district council polls: record turnout includes those who returned from overseas and immigrants voting for the first time

Immigrants voting for the first time add to record turnout at polling stations.

25 Nov 2019 - 12:12AM

Immigrants voting for the first time add to record turnout at polling stations.

Hong Kong district council polls: record turnout includes those who returned from overseas and immigrants voting for the first time
More than 4,800 complaints filed for coming Hong Kong district council elections, with vote-rigging concerns over fake registrations

Critics say court order to protect police and families means voters’ register cannot be verified by public, while some residents say they received election pamphlets addressed to strangers.

23 Nov 2019 - 11:21PM

Critics say court order to protect police and families means voters’ register cannot be verified by public, while some residents say they received election pamphlets addressed to strangers.

More than 4,800 complaints filed for coming Hong Kong district council elections, with vote-rigging concerns over fake registrations
Hong Kong protests: second day of calm in city as low-key peaceful protests mark four months since Yuen Long MTR attack and call for an end to PolyU siege

About 300 gather in Central at lunchtime to support those still trapped in Polytechnic University, while several hundred join sit-in at Yoho mall in evening.

22 Nov 2019 - 2:31AM

About 300 gather in Central at lunchtime to support those still trapped in Polytechnic University, while several hundred join sit-in at Yoho mall in evening.

Hong Kong protests: second day of calm in city as low-key peaceful protests mark four months since Yuen Long MTR attack and call for an end to PolyU siege
No redemption in sewers as desperate radicals search high and low for way to escape, with Hong Kong police closing in around them

Small number of protesters remain inside Polytechnic University as routes out of campus prove hard to find, and more than 1,000 have been arrested or have surrendered as sewers fail to provide an answer.

19 Nov 2019 - 10:10PM

Small number of protesters remain inside Polytechnic University as routes out of campus prove hard to find, and more than 1,000 have been arrested or have surrendered as sewers fail to provide an answer.

No redemption in sewers as desperate radicals search high and low for way to escape, with Hong Kong police closing in around them
Hong Kong protests: parents searching for children among PolyU radical protesters get caught in police lockdown

Hundreds of radicals and supporters hold out overnight before surrendering on Tuesday.

19 Nov 2019 - 11:59PM

Hundreds of radicals and supporters hold out overnight before surrendering on Tuesday.

Hong Kong protests: parents searching for children among PolyU radical protesters get caught in police lockdown
Hong Kong protests: cold and hungry radicals start to surrender as Hong Kong leader says police have been told to let minors go home

Chief Executive Carrie Lam hopes for peaceful ending as group of 50 radicals emerge from Polytechnic University after evacuation of hundreds of their peers overnight.

19 Nov 2019 - 5:43PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam hopes for peaceful ending as group of 50 radicals emerge from Polytechnic University after evacuation of hundreds of their peers overnight.

Hong Kong protests: cold and hungry radicals start to surrender as Hong Kong leader says police have been told to let minors go home
Stand up to violence and don’t waver, Hong Kong’s former leader Leung Chun-ying urges, insisting that police actions are having effect on protesters

Remarks by Leung Chun-ying – now a vice-chairman of China’s top political advisory body – were made to a group of 200 Hongkongers in Shanghai.

18 Nov 2019 - 3:37AM

Remarks by Leung Chun-ying – now a vice-chairman of China’s top political advisory body – were made to a group of 200 Hongkongers in Shanghai.

Stand up to violence and don’t waver, Hong Kong’s former leader Leung Chun-ying urges, insisting that police actions are having effect on protesters
With an on-campus kitchen, a production line making petrol bombs and a training camp to practise throwing them, Chinese University has become a base for Hong Kong’s radical protesters

With an on-campus kitchen, a production line making petrol bombs and a training camp to practise throwing them, the Sha Tin campus that was the site of a fiery battle on Tuesday has become a stronghold.

15 Nov 2019 - 12:10PM

With an on-campus kitchen, a production line making petrol bombs and a training camp to practise throwing them, the Sha Tin campus that was the site of a fiery battle on Tuesday has become a stronghold.

With an on-campus kitchen, a production line making petrol bombs and a training camp to practise throwing them, Chinese University has become a base for Hong Kong’s radical protesters
Chinese University: how a scenic seafront campus in northern Hong Kong became a fiery battlefield, scarred by petrol bombs and tear gas

Chinese University became a war zone with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets, and students responding with petrol bombs. But how did it get to this stage?

14 Nov 2019 - 8:36PM

Chinese University became a war zone with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets, and students responding with petrol bombs. But how did it get to this stage?

Chinese University: how a scenic seafront campus in northern Hong Kong became a fiery battlefield, scarred by petrol bombs and tear gas
Campus clashes as universities become new battleground in Hong Kong anti-government unrest

Chinese University’s Sha Tin site was again plunged into hours-long confrontations between police and demonstrators angered by the recent death of a student, and by school bosses’ response to citywide turmoil.

13 Nov 2019 - 1:33AM

Chinese University’s Sha Tin site was again plunged into hours-long confrontations between police and demonstrators angered by the recent death of a student, and by school bosses’ response to citywide turmoil.

Campus clashes as universities become new battleground in Hong Kong anti-government unrest
Tear gas fired on campuses for first time as student protesters battle police at Chinese University, Polytechnic University and University of Hong Kong

More than 100 tear gas rounds, sponge grenades and rubber bullets fired by police, while student protesters hurl bricks and petrol bombs.

12 Nov 2019 - 12:36AM

More than 100 tear gas rounds, sponge grenades and rubber bullets fired by police, while student protesters hurl bricks and petrol bombs.

Tear gas fired on campuses for first time as student protesters battle police at Chinese University, Polytechnic University and University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong protest organiser Jimmy Sham stays focused on city’s long-term democracy goals after vicious attack

Still in a wheelchair, Civil Human Rights Front leader prepares to contest November 24 polls.

3 Nov 2019 - 8:49AM

Still in a wheelchair, Civil Human Rights Front leader prepares to contest November 24 polls.

Hong Kong protest organiser Jimmy Sham stays focused on city’s long-term democracy goals after vicious attack
‘Election meetings’ proposal by pan-democrats to circumvent Victoria Park rally ban would still be considered illegal, Hong Kong police warn

Organiser Ventus Lau’s earlier application for international aid rally deemed threat to public safety. Two other demonstrations for Saturday in Central approved.

2 Nov 2019 - 1:42PM

Organiser Ventus Lau’s earlier application for international aid rally deemed threat to public safety. Two other demonstrations for Saturday in Central approved.

‘Election meetings’ proposal by pan-democrats to circumvent Victoria Park rally ban would still be considered illegal, Hong Kong police warn
Court ruling sparing Hong Kong protester from jail for desecrating national flag will spark anger across China, former city leader Leung Chun-ying warns, while urging justice department to appeal

Leung Chun-ying compares sentence to case of mainland tourist jailed for four weeks for spraying paint on the outer walls of US consulate.

30 Oct 2019 - 10:48PM

Leung Chun-ying compares sentence to case of mainland tourist jailed for four weeks for spraying paint on the outer walls of US consulate.

Court ruling sparing Hong Kong protester from jail for desecrating national flag will spark anger across China, former city leader Leung Chun-ying warns, while urging justice department to appeal
Thousands of Hong Kong medical workers and supporters hold peaceful anti-police rally, as city marks second straight Saturday without widespread violence

Hong Kong doctors, nurses and health care workers gather in Chater Garden for approved protest themed ‘respect human rights, keep police powers in check’.

27 Oct 2019 - 12:40AM

Hong Kong doctors, nurses and health care workers gather in Chater Garden for approved protest themed ‘respect human rights, keep police powers in check’.

Thousands of Hong Kong medical workers and supporters hold peaceful anti-police rally, as city marks second straight Saturday without widespread violence
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong’s district council candidacy still in limbo as Hong Kong government vetting officer abruptly replaced

Former student leader is very last of more than 1,100 hopefuls to have candidacies decided by returning officers of the Home Affairs Department.

27 Oct 2019 - 12:07PM

Former student leader is very last of more than 1,100 hopefuls to have candidacies decided by returning officers of the Home Affairs Department.

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong’s district council candidacy still in limbo as Hong Kong government vetting officer abruptly replaced