Tony Cheung

Hong Kong

Tony Cheung

Correspondent, Hong Kong

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.

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Hong Kong elections: Beijing sends top official to discuss postponement of Legislative Council vote

Zhang Xiaoming arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday and has already met with members of Basic Law Committee, Post has learned. He is gathering views on legal ramifications of decision.

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Zhang Xiaoming arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday and has already met with members of Basic Law Committee, Post has learned. He is gathering views on legal ramifications of decision.

Hong Kong elections: Beijing sends top official to discuss postponement of Legislative Council vote
Hong Kong leader delays legislative elections, asks Beijing to resolve legal questions, citing coronavirus pandemic dangers

Citing health risks of voting amid Covid-19, Chief Executive Carrie Lam invokes emergency powers to delay legislative polls by a year, while oppositions warns of collapse of constitutional order.

3 Aug 2020 - 10:23AM

Citing health risks of voting amid Covid-19, Chief Executive Carrie Lam invokes emergency powers to delay legislative polls by a year, while oppositions warns of collapse of constitutional order.

Hong Kong leader delays legislative elections, asks Beijing to resolve legal questions, citing coronavirus pandemic dangers
Hong Kong elections: mass disqualification of opposition hopefuls sparks political storm

The group includes other such well-known names as Alvin Yeung, Joshua Wong, Dennis Kwok and Gwyneth Ho.

31 Jul 2020 - 7:39AM

The group includes other such well-known names as Alvin Yeung, Joshua Wong, Dennis Kwok and Gwyneth Ho.

Hong Kong elections: mass disqualification of opposition hopefuls sparks political storm
Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam ‘meets cabinet’ to discuss postponing Legislative Council polls, but no decision made yet

Group will reassess situation after nominations close on Friday, and proceed with delaying elections if Covid-19 crisis remains serious.

29 Jul 2020 - 4:30AM

Group will reassess situation after nominations close on Friday, and proceed with delaying elections if Covid-19 crisis remains serious.

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam ‘meets cabinet’ to discuss postponing Legislative Council polls, but no decision made yet
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s top adviser has account at US bank closed

Executive Council convenor Bernard Chan believes move was made because he is considered to be a ‘politically exposed person’.

28 Jul 2020 - 11:40PM

Executive Council convenor Bernard Chan believes move was made because he is considered to be a ‘politically exposed person’.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s top adviser has account at US bank closed
Hong Kong third wave: two Beijing agencies blast critics of mainland offer of help with Covid-19 crisis, saying they are putting politics above public health

Cabinet-level Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office say such calls are as notorious as opposition camp’s ‘mutual destruction’ strategy and deserve condemnation.

27 Jul 2020 - 11:23PM

Cabinet-level Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office say such calls are as notorious as opposition camp’s ‘mutual destruction’ strategy and deserve condemnation.

Hong Kong third wave: two Beijing agencies blast critics of mainland offer of help with Covid-19 crisis, saying they are putting politics above public health
Hong Kong elections: pro-establishment lawmaker Regina Ip announces bid to run in Legco polls and vows to push for economic, public policy reforms

The New People’s Party chairwoman will be running for a fourth four-year term in the Hong Kong Island constituency.

24 Jul 2020 - 10:25PM

The New People’s Party chairwoman will be running for a fourth four-year term in the Hong Kong Island constituency.

Hong Kong elections: pro-establishment lawmaker Regina Ip announces bid to run in Legco polls and vows to push for economic, public policy reforms
Hong Kong protests: dozens flout Covid-19 social-distancing rules as they gather to mark anniversary of Yuen Long attack

Officers arrest four for unlawful assembly, fine several for breaking social-distancing regulations, while pepper spray is also used for crowd dispersal.

19 Jul 2020 - 9:00PM

Officers arrest four for unlawful assembly, fine several for breaking social-distancing regulations, while pepper spray is also used for crowd dispersal.

Hong Kong protests: dozens flout Covid-19 social-distancing rules as they gather to mark anniversary of Yuen Long attack
National security law: top Hong Kong officials slam US sanctions, citing ‘double standards’ and vowing to resist American domination

Cabinet adviser to city leader, chief secretary and finance minister renew criticisms against US sanctions over national security law, vowing to stand behind Beijing.

28 Jul 2020 - 4:06PM

Cabinet adviser to city leader, chief secretary and finance minister renew criticisms against US sanctions over national security law, vowing to stand behind Beijing.

National security law: top Hong Kong officials slam US sanctions, citing ‘double standards’ and vowing to resist American domination
Hong Kong’s traditional opposition parties lose out to localist challengers in fierce weekend primary for coming Legislative Council election

Chief Executive Carrie Lam issues a strong warning to the candidates and organisers of the primary while Beijing’s liaison office also weighs in.

14 Jul 2020 - 2:21AM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam issues a strong warning to the candidates and organisers of the primary while Beijing’s liaison office also weighs in.

Hong Kong’s traditional opposition parties lose out to localist challengers in fierce weekend primary for coming Legislative Council election
Hong Kong national security law: head of Anglican Church in city says new legislation won’t undermine religious freedom

In a letter to the Church Times, Archbishop Paul Kwong welcomes law he says will not undermine personal or religious freedom in the city, and hits back at foreign interference and bias that portrays ‘China as evil’.

13 Jul 2020 - 11:16PM

In a letter to the Church Times, Archbishop Paul Kwong welcomes law he says will not undermine personal or religious freedom in the city, and hits back at foreign interference and bias that portrays ‘China as evil’.

Hong Kong national security law: head of Anglican Church in city says new legislation won’t undermine religious freedom
Hong Kong’s elite say final farewell to ‘King of Gambling’ Stanley Ho

Political and business leaders attend funeral service on Friday afternoon, while Chinese President Xi Jinping and British royal family among those to send condolences.

10 Jul 2020 - 11:13PM

Political and business leaders attend funeral service on Friday afternoon, while Chinese President Xi Jinping and British royal family among those to send condolences.

Hong Kong’s elite say final farewell to ‘King of Gambling’ Stanley Ho
Hong Kong opposition parties warned weekend primary could break national security and election laws

Constitutional affairs minister Erick Tsang says some residents raised concerns ahead of Legislative Council elections in September.

9 Jul 2020 - 11:57PM

Constitutional affairs minister Erick Tsang says some residents raised concerns ahead of Legislative Council elections in September.

Hong Kong opposition parties warned weekend primary could break national security and election laws
Bankruptcy ruling sought as disqualified Hong Kong lawmaker Baggio Leung fails to repay HK$930,000 owed to legislature

The pro-independence activist, stripped of his seat for insulting China during his oath, has ignored repeated requests to return cash received after his victory.

7 Jul 2020 - 6:54PM

The pro-independence activist, stripped of his seat for insulting China during his oath, has ignored repeated requests to return cash received after his victory.

Bankruptcy ruling sought as disqualified Hong Kong lawmaker Baggio Leung fails to repay HK$930,000 owed to legislature
Beijing’s new national security office for Hong Kong to be located at Metropark Hotel in Causeway Bay, sources say

Zheng Yanxiong, the new office’s chief, was already working from the hotel on Tuesday, sources told the Post, with a formal opening expected Wednesday.

7 Jul 2020 - 11:55PM

Zheng Yanxiong, the new office’s chief, was already working from the hotel on Tuesday, sources told the Post, with a formal opening expected Wednesday.

Beijing’s new national security office for Hong Kong to be located at Metropark Hotel in Causeway Bay, sources say
Coronavirus: Hong Kong reviewing Covid-19 strategy, some classes suspended amid fresh threat

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says authorities will review virus-containment measures this afternoon amid six more preliminary positive cases.

7 Jul 2020 - 7:46PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says authorities will review virus-containment measures this afternoon amid six more preliminary positive cases.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong reviewing Covid-19 strategy, some classes suspended amid fresh threat
Hong Kong national security law: city’s leader Carrie Lam denies she was ever kept in dark by Beijing over new legislation

Chief executive says some of her comments were ‘misrepresented’ and accuses critics of exaggerating, while also insisting ‘respect and preservation’ of human rights are a fundamental principle of new legislation.

7 Jul 2020 - 11:55PM

Chief executive says some of her comments were ‘misrepresented’ and accuses critics of exaggerating, while also insisting ‘respect and preservation’ of human rights are a fundamental principle of new legislation.

Hong Kong national security law: city’s leader Carrie Lam denies she was ever kept in dark by Beijing over new legislation
National security law: Hong Kong police’s sweeping new powers include warrant-free raids and ordering internet firms such as Facebook to remove content

Police can raid premises without a court warrant, order social media giants to remove content and demand information from political groups operating outside the city.

7 Jul 2020 - 12:50PM

Police can raid premises without a court warrant, order social media giants to remove content and demand information from political groups operating outside the city.

National security law: Hong Kong police’s sweeping new powers include warrant-free raids and ordering internet firms such as Facebook to remove content
National security law: legislation already having deterrent effect, Hong Kong police chief tells CCTV in rare state television appearance

‘A person who once said he was proud to be arrested with young people, now tells you that advocating Hong Kong independence is dangerous,’ Chris Tang says.

6 Jul 2020 - 7:56PM

‘A person who once said he was proud to be arrested with young people, now tells you that advocating Hong Kong independence is dangerous,’ Chris Tang says.

National security law: legislation already having deterrent effect, Hong Kong police chief tells CCTV in rare state television appearance
National security law: Hongkongers can still criticise government, top official says, as legal scholar refutes notion of prosecution for provoking hatred towards authorities

Albert Chen, a prominent adviser to China’s top legislative body, contradicts remarks by senior Beijing official Zhang Xiaoming on law.

6 Jul 2020 - 11:37AM

Albert Chen, a prominent adviser to China’s top legislative body, contradicts remarks by senior Beijing official Zhang Xiaoming on law.

National security law: Hongkongers can still criticise government, top official says, as legal scholar refutes notion of prosecution for provoking hatred towards authorities
National security law: Beijing appoints tough-talking party official Zheng Yanxiong to lead powerful new agency in Hong Kong

Zheng Yanxiong, known for his hardline approach to handling protests in Guangdong, chosen to head the Beijing office in Hong Kong.

4 Jul 2020 - 3:14PM

Zheng Yanxiong, known for his hardline approach to handling protests in Guangdong, chosen to head the Beijing office in Hong Kong.

National security law: Beijing appoints tough-talking party official Zheng Yanxiong to lead powerful new agency in Hong Kong
National security law: day of defiance as protests break out in Hong Kong, about 370 arrested

Thousands of demonstrators play cat and mouse with police across Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, shouting slogans, with one officer stabbed in clash.

3 Jul 2020 - 4:25PM

Thousands of demonstrators play cat and mouse with police across Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, shouting slogans, with one officer stabbed in clash.

National security law: day of defiance as protests break out in Hong Kong, about 370 arrested
Hongkongers have more freedom and are richer under Chinese rule than they were when city was British colony, says top Beijing official

Director of the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong Luo Huining says Britain plundered city to ‘astronomical’ degree, citing HK$22.1 billion in military expenses city paid between 1950 and 1997, and says before China came there was no democracy.

2 Jul 2020 - 12:13AM

Director of the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong Luo Huining says Britain plundered city to ‘astronomical’ degree, citing HK$22.1 billion in military expenses city paid between 1950 and 1997, and says before China came there was no democracy.

Hongkongers have more freedom and are richer under Chinese rule than they were when city was British colony, says top Beijing official
National security law will uphold ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong, top Beijing official says

The new law ‘effectively stops the loopholes’ that existed in Hong Kong and undermined national security, senior Beijing official says.

1 Jul 2020 - 4:57PM

The new law ‘effectively stops the loopholes’ that existed in Hong Kong and undermined national security, senior Beijing official says.

National security law will uphold ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong, top Beijing official says
Hong Kong national security law: Carrie Lam says peace will return to city and vows to restore its battered reputation

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says government will lead economic recovery and rebuild relationship with young people during speech at ceremony to mark 23rd anniversary of return to Chinese rule.

1 Jul 2020 - 4:06PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says government will lead economic recovery and rebuild relationship with young people during speech at ceremony to mark 23rd anniversary of return to Chinese rule.

Hong Kong national security law: Carrie Lam says peace will return to city and vows to restore its battered reputation
National security law: China’s top lawmakers to meet again next week, raising expectations draft may pass this month

Law could be in place by eve of the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British rule, pro-Beijing politicians say.

22 Jun 2020 - 4:39AM

Law could be in place by eve of the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British rule, pro-Beijing politicians say.

National security law: China’s top lawmakers to meet again next week, raising expectations draft may pass this month
Hong Kong leader’s ‘unusual’ power to choose judges in national security law cases sparks concern among lawyers, lawmakers

Hong Kong Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes says it would be ‘very odd’ for an official with a stake in the prosecution to also select the judges.

21 Jun 2020 - 10:03AM

Hong Kong Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes says it would be ‘very odd’ for an official with a stake in the prosecution to also select the judges.

Hong Kong leader’s ‘unusual’ power to choose judges in national security law cases sparks concern among lawyers, lawmakers
National security law: commission headed by Hong Kong leader and supervised by Beijing to oversee new legislation

The new law will require the Hong Kong government to lead the bulk of enforcement, according to a Xinhua statement following the end of National People’s Congress Standing Committee meeting.

21 Jun 2020 - 11:17PM

The new law will require the Hong Kong government to lead the bulk of enforcement, according to a Xinhua statement following the end of National People’s Congress Standing Committee meeting.

National security law: commission headed by Hong Kong leader and supervised by Beijing to oversee new legislation
National security law: is Hong Kong heading for class boycotts and general strikes?

Activists plan to press ahead with unofficial referendum on June 20 on whether to deploy direct action over the legislation, despite warnings from officials.

15 Jun 2020 - 9:00AM

Activists plan to press ahead with unofficial referendum on June 20 on whether to deploy direct action over the legislation, despite warnings from officials.

National security law: is Hong Kong heading for class boycotts and general strikes?
National security law: a new commission would allow Hong Kong leader to remain informed of developments, minister says

Secretary for Security John Lee also seeks to allay the public’s worries about Beijing’s plan to impose a national security law on Hong Kong.

14 Jun 2020 - 11:52PM

Secretary for Security John Lee also seeks to allay the public’s worries about Beijing’s plan to impose a national security law on Hong Kong.

National security law: a new commission would allow Hong Kong leader to remain informed of developments, minister says