Sum Lok-kei

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

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Hong Kong human rights activists denounce escalating violence used by police and protesters in ongoing extradition battles

Sunday’s clash in Sha Tin left 28 people injured, including 13 police officers – one of whom had part of his finger bitten off.

16 Jul 2019 - 1:38AM

Sunday’s clash in Sha Tin left 28 people injured, including 13 police officers – one of whom had part of his finger bitten off.

Hong Kong human rights activists denounce escalating violence used by police and protesters in ongoing extradition battles
Hundreds of young people in Hong Kong sign up for People’s Liberation Army summer camp as extradition bill clashes, mostly involving younger demonstrators, rage in city

Numbers registering up on last year’s event, according to People’s Liberation Army, as youth movement against extradition bill grips the city.

15 Jul 2019 - 11:02PM

Numbers registering up on last year’s event, according to People’s Liberation Army, as youth movement against extradition bill grips the city.

Hundreds of young people in Hong Kong sign up for People’s Liberation Army summer camp as extradition bill clashes, mostly involving younger demonstrators, rage in city
Hong Kong district council chairman needs police escort after extradition bill protesters chase him to MTR station

Pro-government chairman adjourns meeting and is heckled to Mong Kok East railway station after he refuses to hear motion about extradition crisis.

11 Jul 2019 - 11:05PM

Pro-government chairman adjourns meeting and is heckled to Mong Kok East railway station after he refuses to hear motion about extradition crisis.

Hong Kong district council chairman needs police escort after extradition bill protesters chase him to MTR station
Pocari Sweat among big brand advertisers ditching Hong Kong broadcaster TVB over claims its extradition bill protest coverage was biased

Boycott calls circulate online after city’s biggest broadcaster accused of ‘fake news’ and pro-Beijing reporting of extradition protests.

11 Jul 2019 - 10:39AM

Boycott calls circulate online after city’s biggest broadcaster accused of ‘fake news’ and pro-Beijing reporting of extradition protests.

Pocari Sweat among big brand advertisers ditching Hong Kong broadcaster TVB over claims its extradition bill protest coverage was biased
‘Lennon Walls’ spring up across Hong Kong as more than 200 police in Tai Po remove messages featuring officers’ personal information

More than 200 officers visit Tai Po site to remove messages exposing personal details of police as colourful collages of Post-it notes that were a landmark feature of the 2014 Occupy protests return.

11 Jul 2019 - 11:29AM

More than 200 officers visit Tai Po site to remove messages exposing personal details of police as colourful collages of Post-it notes that were a landmark feature of the 2014 Occupy protests return.

‘Lennon Walls’ spring up across Hong Kong as more than 200 police in Tai Po remove messages featuring officers’ personal information
Student leaders snub Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s ‘insincere’ second offer for meeting

Representatives from eight tertiary institutions vow not to meet city leader until she promises to exonerate those arrested during extradition bill protests.

10 Jul 2019 - 5:30PM

Representatives from eight tertiary institutions vow not to meet city leader until she promises to exonerate those arrested during extradition bill protests.

Student leaders snub Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s ‘insincere’ second offer for meeting
Hong Kong’s largest pro-government party cancels its annual dinner over fears extradition bill protesters planned to gatecrash it

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong says event scheduled for Tuesday night is off due to ‘security risks’.

9 Jul 2019 - 3:51PM

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong says event scheduled for Tuesday night is off due to ‘security risks’.

Hong Kong’s largest pro-government party cancels its annual dinner over fears extradition bill protesters planned to gatecrash it
Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill may be ‘dead’ but city leader Carrie Lam still unable to win over her critics

Opponents dismiss latest attempt at defusing crisis that has rocked Hong Kong, accusing the chief executive of engaging in semantics and being insincere.

10 Jul 2019 - 5:33PM

Opponents dismiss latest attempt at defusing crisis that has rocked Hong Kong, accusing the chief executive of engaging in semantics and being insincere.

Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill may be ‘dead’ but city leader Carrie Lam still unable to win over her critics
Hong Kong protests: pro-Beijing camp squabbles as former chief justice lends support to commission of inquiry into police handling of violent clashes

Veteran James Tien calls on three advisers to the chief executive to resign, including a member of his own party as Andrew Li backs independent inquiry.

9 Jul 2019 - 9:51AM

Veteran James Tien calls on three advisers to the chief executive to resign, including a member of his own party as Andrew Li backs independent inquiry.

Hong Kong protests: pro-Beijing camp squabbles as former chief justice lends support to commission of inquiry into police handling of violent clashes
The storming of Hong Kong’s legislature: the inside story of how a plan was hatched on the fly by a small core of young protesters

Group of about 200 took poll on options at noon on Monday, with 80 per cent voting to storm Legco. Protesters admitted they had no concrete plan as they proceeded to break into legislature building.

3 Jul 2019 - 4:56PM

Group of about 200 took poll on options at noon on Monday, with 80 per cent voting to storm Legco. Protesters admitted they had no concrete plan as they proceeded to break into legislature building.

The storming of Hong Kong’s legislature: the inside story of how a plan was hatched on the fly by a small core of young protesters
Protesters storm and vandalise Legislative Council as anarchy and violence engulf Hong Kong government centre

Ugly scenes erupt as mob uses makeshift weapons to smash into building and ransacks the centre of city’s administrative power.

12 Jul 2019 - 10:50AM

Ugly scenes erupt as mob uses makeshift weapons to smash into building and ransacks the centre of city’s administrative power.

Protesters storm and vandalise Legislative Council as anarchy and violence engulf Hong Kong government centre
‘Hong Kong Reddit’: how leaderless extradition protests took a lead from social media

Online platforms such as LIHKG and Telegram play a key role in helping Hong Kong’s protesters coordinate their moves and stay on message. Anonymity gives peace of mind, while coded language identifies ‘outsiders’.

29 Jun 2019 - 10:17AM

Online platforms such as LIHKG and Telegram play a key role in helping Hong Kong’s protesters coordinate their moves and stay on message. Anonymity gives peace of mind, while coded language identifies ‘outsiders’.

‘Hong Kong Reddit’: how leaderless extradition protests took a lead from social media
Hundreds of protesters in stand-off with Hong Kong police as waterfront site earmarked for People’s Liberation Army dock is cleared of small crowd

The group, led by opposition lawmaker Eddie Chu, are protesting against the government’s move to give the 0.3-hectare strip of land to the PLA garrison.

29 Jun 2019 - 3:09AM

The group, led by opposition lawmaker Eddie Chu, are protesting against the government’s move to give the 0.3-hectare strip of land to the PLA garrison.

Hundreds of protesters in stand-off with Hong Kong police as waterfront site earmarked for People’s Liberation Army dock is cleared of small crowd
July 1 flag-raising ceremony marking city’s return to China set to be held indoors for first time since 1997 handover if Hong Kong Observatory's thunderstorms forecast is realised

It would be first time event held inside since 1997 handover, but Matthew Cheung refuses to comment on whether protest threat could force relocation.

28 Jun 2019 - 9:38PM

It would be first time event held inside since 1997 handover, but Matthew Cheung refuses to comment on whether protest threat could force relocation.

July 1 flag-raising ceremony marking city’s return to China set to be held indoors for first time since 1997 handover if Hong Kong Observatory's thunderstorms forecast is realised
Hong Kong July 1 handover ceremony scaled back amid extradition bill protest security concerns

Home Affairs Department reduces number of people attending over ‘security concerns’ after plans to disrupt ceremony began circulating online on Wednesday.

28 Jun 2019 - 10:39AM

Home Affairs Department reduces number of people attending over ‘security concerns’ after plans to disrupt ceremony began circulating online on Wednesday.

Hong Kong July 1 handover ceremony scaled back amid extradition bill protest security concerns
Siege of Hong Kong police headquarters ends without clashes after 6-hour drama by extradition bill protesters

More than 1,000 protesters had surrounded the building in Wan Chai, sealing entrances, vandalising premises, and trapping police inside.

27 Jun 2019 - 12:32PM

More than 1,000 protesters had surrounded the building in Wan Chai, sealing entrances, vandalising premises, and trapping police inside.

Siege of Hong Kong police headquarters ends without clashes after 6-hour drama by extradition bill protesters
Police pull out of Hong Kong hospital posts, blaming constant verbal abuse

Senior police source says 24-hour services at Yan Chai and Queen Elizabeth hospitals suspended after officers branded ‘dogs and rogue cops’

27 Jun 2019 - 3:49AM

Senior police source says 24-hour services at Yan Chai and Queen Elizabeth hospitals suspended after officers branded ‘dogs and rogue cops’

Police pull out of Hong Kong hospital posts, blaming constant verbal abuse
Hong Kong protests: use of force was ‘necessary and lawful’ says former police chief Andy Tsang, who was in charge when officers fired at Occupy protesters in 2014

Andy Tsang, who was in charge of Hong Kong force during Occupy protests in 2014, says police should not apologise for use of tear gas, rubber bullets and beanbag rounds – but admits he only knows what he saw on TV.

22 Jun 2019 - 3:39PM

Andy Tsang, who was in charge of Hong Kong force during Occupy protests in 2014, says police should not apologise for use of tear gas, rubber bullets and beanbag rounds – but admits he only knows what he saw on TV.

Hong Kong protests: use of force was ‘necessary and lawful’ says former police chief Andy Tsang, who was in charge when officers fired at Occupy protesters in 2014
No bloodshed, no injuries, no arrests: Hong Kong extradition bill protesters vow peaceful response after deadline passes with demands unanswered

After Chief Executive Carrie Lam does not withdraw controversial extradition bill by 5pm deadline, groups urge supporters to peacefully disrupt city’s transport links, picnic outside government buildings, or go on strike.

20 Jun 2019 - 11:39PM

After Chief Executive Carrie Lam does not withdraw controversial extradition bill by 5pm deadline, groups urge supporters to peacefully disrupt city’s transport links, picnic outside government buildings, or go on strike.

No bloodshed, no injuries, no arrests: Hong Kong extradition bill protesters vow peaceful response after deadline passes with demands unanswered
Hong Kong officials bid to ease tensions in city as students and activist groups vow to escalate action with another protest if demands are not met

Second sensitive piece of legislation delayed as police and security chiefs call on public not to vent their frustrations at city’s beleaguered officers.

20 Jun 2019 - 9:29AM

Second sensitive piece of legislation delayed as police and security chiefs call on public not to vent their frustrations at city’s beleaguered officers.

Hong Kong officials bid to ease tensions in city as students and activist groups vow to escalate action with another protest if demands are not met
Legco president Andrew Leung calls on Hong Kong government to ‘put political issues aside’ and delay passing national anthem law

Andrew Leung says legislature needs time to mend and calm down before proceeding with law that would levy stiff penalties on those who insult anthem.

19 Jun 2019 - 6:02PM

Andrew Leung says legislature needs time to mend and calm down before proceeding with law that would levy stiff penalties on those who insult anthem.

Legco president Andrew Leung calls on Hong Kong government to ‘put political issues aside’ and delay passing national anthem law
Leaked video exposes how patient data in Hong Kong public hospitals can be accessed by any user without needing a password

Software developer says A&E program carries huge risk and was built with an ‘intentional back door’ that allows anyone to access data while leaving no trace. Hospitals in city already under fire over concerns leaks led police to arrest those injured while protesting against a contentious extradition bill

18 Jun 2019 - 11:51PM

Software developer says A&E program carries huge risk and was built with an ‘intentional back door’ that allows anyone to access data while leaving no trace. Hospitals in city already under fire over concerns leaks led police to arrest those injured while protesting against a contentious extradition bill

Leaked video exposes how patient data in Hong Kong public hospitals can be accessed by any user without needing a password
As it happened: Chief Executive Carrie Lam issues 'most sincere' apology over handling of Hong Kong extradition bill

Lam admits her governance in next three years will be difficult and promises to do her best to mend social divide.

18 Jun 2019 - 10:50PM

Lam admits her governance in next three years will be difficult and promises to do her best to mend social divide.

As it happened: Chief Executive Carrie Lam issues 'most sincere' apology over handling of Hong Kong extradition bill
Police roll back on categorisation of Hong Kong protests as a riot, with only those who threw bricks or used metal poles now likely to face most severe charges

Police commissioner Stephen Lo says only those who threw bricks and wielded metal poles against officers will face the most severe charges.

17 Jun 2019 - 11:45PM

Police commissioner Stephen Lo says only those who threw bricks and wielded metal poles against officers will face the most severe charges.

Police roll back on categorisation of Hong Kong protests as a riot, with only those who threw bricks or used metal poles now likely to face most severe charges
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
Hong Kong protest organisers vow to press ahead with Sunday march despite government backing down on extradition bill – but Monday’s strike is off

Civil Human Rights Front continues to drum up support for Sunday march despite Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s announcement, but Monday’s strike is called off.

16 Jun 2019 - 11:25AM

Civil Human Rights Front continues to drum up support for Sunday march despite Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s announcement, but Monday’s strike is called off.

Hong Kong protest organisers vow to press ahead with Sunday march despite government backing down on extradition bill – but Monday’s strike is off
Extradition bill debate postponed for third time after Hong Kong protests

Legislative Council president makes announcement in circular sent to lawmakers, as city slowly gets back to normal and counts cost of clashes between protesters and police.

14 Jun 2019 - 8:13AM

Legislative Council president makes announcement in circular sent to lawmakers, as city slowly gets back to normal and counts cost of clashes between protesters and police.

Extradition bill debate postponed for third time after Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong extradition bill: thousands of protesters block city streets and prepare for worst as riot police gather nearby

Demonstrators stopping traffic from accessing Tim Mei and Tim Wa avenues, with metal barriers on Lung Wo Road.

12 Jun 2019 - 6:42PM

Demonstrators stopping traffic from accessing Tim Mei and Tim Wa avenues, with metal barriers on Lung Wo Road.

Hong Kong extradition bill: thousands of protesters block city streets and prepare for worst as riot police gather nearby
Hundreds gather near Hong Kong Legco a day before second reading of extradition bill, as tensions with police rise

Tensions running high at nearby Admiralty station where officers are searching the bags of individuals, with some accusing police of abusing their power.

12 Jun 2019 - 3:44AM

Tensions running high at nearby Admiralty station where officers are searching the bags of individuals, with some accusing police of abusing their power.

Hundreds gather near Hong Kong Legco a day before second reading of extradition bill, as tensions with police rise
Hong Kong’s extradition bill could pass next week as Legislative Council President Andrew Leung limits debate time

Pan-democrats furious as President Andrew Leung sets aside only 61 hours to debate bill, meaning it could be passed by June 20.

11 Jun 2019 - 7:55PM

Pan-democrats furious as President Andrew Leung sets aside only 61 hours to debate bill, meaning it could be passed by June 20.

Hong Kong’s extradition bill could pass next week as Legislative Council President Andrew Leung limits debate time