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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Retaliation for British BN(O) visa scheme, Hong Kong election overhaul discussed on sidelines of meeting of top legislative body: source

While the measures were not formally deliberated, they were addressed by officials on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee session.

23 Jan 2021 - 12:06AM

While the measures were not formally deliberated, they were addressed by officials on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee session.

Retaliation for British BN(O) visa scheme, Hong Kong election overhaul discussed on sidelines of meeting of top legislative body: source
National security law: Hong Kong district councillors will be required to pledge allegiance to city, top official reveals

Constitutional affairs chief Erick Tsang told the Legislative Council on Thursday that the government planned to amend the oaths ordinance as early as next month.

21 Jan 2021 - 11:23PM

Constitutional affairs chief Erick Tsang told the Legislative Council on Thursday that the government planned to amend the oaths ordinance as early as next month.

National security law: Hong Kong district councillors will be required to pledge allegiance to city, top official reveals
Hong Kong fourth wave: city’s pro-Beijing politicians to get mainland Covid-19 jab this week, ahead of major political gatherings in the capital

Some 200 members of the political bloc are bound for Shenzhen on Friday for first of two Sinopharm doses.

20 Jan 2021 - 8:41PM

Some 200 members of the political bloc are bound for Shenzhen on Friday for first of two Sinopharm doses.

Hong Kong fourth wave: city’s pro-Beijing politicians to get mainland Covid-19 jab this week, ahead of major political gatherings in the capital
Hong Kong lawmakers call on city’s leader to do more in coronavirus fight and help struggling residents at hearing on policy address

The remarks came as the Legislative Council debated the passage of a formal motion of thanks for the chief executive’s policy address, a traditional symbolic gesture.

20 Jan 2021 - 11:24PM

The remarks came as the Legislative Council debated the passage of a formal motion of thanks for the chief executive’s policy address, a traditional symbolic gesture.

Hong Kong lawmakers call on city’s leader to do more in coronavirus fight and help struggling residents at hearing on policy address
Carrie Lam defends value of election process for Hong Kong’s chief executive post as Beijing mulls drastic overhaul of system

CY Leung, the city leader’s predecessor, on Monday noted the position can also be filled ‘through consultations’.

19 Jan 2021 - 11:35PM

CY Leung, the city leader’s predecessor, on Monday noted the position can also be filled ‘through consultations’.

Carrie Lam defends value of election process for Hong Kong’s chief executive post as Beijing mulls drastic overhaul of system
Hong Kong fourth wave: mandatory testing of residents in about 70 more buildings, as 56 new coronavirus cases logged

Health authorities expand screening in hard-hit Yau Tsim Mong district to include even buildings where no cases are found.

20 Jan 2021 - 6:42AM

Health authorities expand screening in hard-hit Yau Tsim Mong district to include even buildings where no cases are found.

Hong Kong fourth wave: mandatory testing of residents in about 70 more buildings, as 56 new coronavirus cases logged
Minister warns Hong Kong civil servants should not publicly criticise government, grant interviews to ‘anti-China’ media

Civil service chief says while voicing concerns about pay and working conditions is fine, oaths of allegiance make taking aim at policy problematic.

18 Jan 2021 - 11:45PM

Civil service chief says while voicing concerns about pay and working conditions is fine, oaths of allegiance make taking aim at policy problematic.

Minister warns Hong Kong civil servants should not publicly criticise government, grant interviews to ‘anti-China’ media
National security law: Beijing’s retaliation against London’s BN(O) pathway ‘down to loyalty test’ for Hong Kong public officers

Saga centres on possible action by China to bar BN(O) passport owners from holding public office in Hong Kong.

17 Jan 2021 - 11:06AM

Saga centres on possible action by China to bar BN(O) passport owners from holding public office in Hong Kong.

National security law: Beijing’s retaliation against London’s BN(O) pathway ‘down to loyalty test’ for Hong Kong public officers
Pro-establishment Hong Kong lawmaker sorry for calling into Legislative Council Zoom meeting while driving

Lawmaker Kwok Wai-keung says he will ‘deeply reflect’ on his behaviour following the incident, and cooperate in the event of an investigation.

15 Jan 2021 - 10:45PM

Lawmaker Kwok Wai-keung says he will ‘deeply reflect’ on his behaviour following the incident, and cooperate in the event of an investigation.

Pro-establishment Hong Kong lawmaker sorry for calling into Legislative Council Zoom meeting while driving
Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau senior official steps down, citing family time

Jade Lai, the political assistant to home affairs chief Caspar Tsui since 2017, is the second top political appointee to leave since Carrie Lam took office.

15 Jan 2021 - 6:01PM

Jade Lai, the political assistant to home affairs chief Caspar Tsui since 2017, is the second top political appointee to leave since Carrie Lam took office.

Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau senior official steps down, citing family time
Hong Kong lawmaker admits driving while attending panel meeting conducted by video conferencing

Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Kwok Wai-keung was seen in his car asking a government minister a question at a housing panel meeting.

15 Jan 2021 - 1:09AM

Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Kwok Wai-keung was seen in his car asking a government minister a question at a housing panel meeting.

Hong Kong lawmaker admits driving while attending panel meeting conducted by video conferencing
National security law: Beijing ‘mulling’ public office ban on British National (Overseas) passport holders in Hong Kong

Sources say plan could be raised at coming meeting of China’s top legislative body, even though it is not yet included on agenda.

14 Jan 2021 - 12:36PM

Sources say plan could be raised at coming meeting of China’s top legislative body, even though it is not yet included on agenda.

National security law: Beijing ‘mulling’ public office ban on British National (Overseas) passport holders in Hong Kong
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam distances herself from adviser’s call to clamp down on residents acquiring foreign nationality

Carrie Lam says her cabinet has not discussed a proposal to strip Hongkongers acquiring foreign citizenship of residency rights.

12 Jan 2021 - 11:49PM

Carrie Lam says her cabinet has not discussed a proposal to strip Hongkongers acquiring foreign citizenship of residency rights.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam distances herself from adviser’s call to clamp down on residents acquiring foreign nationality
Hong Kong fourth wave: coronavirus tests ordered for residents of 4 linked tenement blocks, as 60 new cases confirmed

Seven more residents confirmed infected in the interconnected buildings along Reclamation Street in Jordan, taking the total to 21.

13 Jan 2021 - 10:35AM

Seven more residents confirmed infected in the interconnected buildings along Reclamation Street in Jordan, taking the total to 21.

Hong Kong fourth wave: coronavirus tests ordered for residents of 4 linked tenement blocks, as 60 new cases confirmed
Hong Kong national security law: four big questions raised by mass arrests of 53 opposition figures

Except for one suspect, all were released with no charges and passports confiscated, with analysts puzzled over the police move.

9 Jan 2021 - 3:47PM

Except for one suspect, all were released with no charges and passports confiscated, with analysts puzzled over the police move.

Hong Kong national security law: four big questions raised by mass arrests of 53 opposition figures
Protests and pandemic: will pent-up resentment, frustration among Hong Kong’s youth explode again into social unrest?

Alarm raised after survey on two universities shows most students harbour simmering grievances described as ‘powder keg waiting to go off’.

5 Jan 2021 - 12:29PM

Alarm raised after survey on two universities shows most students harbour simmering grievances described as ‘powder keg waiting to go off’.

Protests and pandemic: will pent-up resentment, frustration among Hong Kong’s youth explode again into social unrest?
Mainland Chinese lawyer who helped Hong Kong fugitive in Shenzhen hits out at ‘baffling suppression’ as he faces loss of licence

Lu Siwei has been told his licence could be revoked in three days.

5 Jan 2021 - 3:44AM

Lu Siwei has been told his licence could be revoked in three days.

Mainland Chinese lawyer who helped Hong Kong fugitive in Shenzhen hits out at ‘baffling suppression’ as he faces loss of licence
Hong Kong’s Queen’s Pier may be resurrected away from original Central area

Revelation by authorities comes after public backlash in separate case involving demolition of century-old reservoir in Shek Kip Mei.

1 Jan 2021 - 11:39PM

Revelation by authorities comes after public backlash in separate case involving demolition of century-old reservoir in Shek Kip Mei.

Hong Kong’s Queen’s Pier may be resurrected away from original Central area
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam lauds national security law for helping to bring calm to city after 2019 protests

The chief executive says her biggest hope for 2021 is social harmony, so the government and public bodies have more room to solve problems.

2 Jan 2021 - 2:51AM

The chief executive says her biggest hope for 2021 is social harmony, so the government and public bodies have more room to solve problems.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam lauds national security law for helping to bring calm to city after 2019 protests
Hong Kong national security law: media tycoon Jimmy Lai sent back behind bars as top court allows prosecutors to appeal against release on HK$10 million bail

Beyond the bail issue for Lai, the case has put the spotlight on the extent of power and jurisdiction of the Court of Final Appeal under the city’s mini-constitution.

1 Jan 2021 - 9:42AM

Beyond the bail issue for Lai, the case has put the spotlight on the extent of power and jurisdiction of the Court of Final Appeal under the city’s mini-constitution.

Hong Kong national security law: media tycoon Jimmy Lai sent back behind bars as top court allows prosecutors to appeal against release on HK$10 million bail
Did a Chinese court go too far in punishing 10 fugitive Hongkongers?

A Shenzhen court jailed eight defendants guilty of illegal border crossing for seven months, while the two organisers of the crime will stay behind bars for up to three years. Opposition activists say the sentences are excessive, while pro-establishment figures call the terms appropriate.

30 Dec 2020 - 11:33PM

A Shenzhen court jailed eight defendants guilty of illegal border crossing for seven months, while the two organisers of the crime will stay behind bars for up to three years. Opposition activists say the sentences are excessive, while pro-establishment figures call the terms appropriate.

Did a Chinese court go too far in punishing 10 fugitive Hongkongers?
Ten Hong Kong fugitives captured at sea jailed up to three years by Shenzhen court, two other underage suspects handed to city’s police

Tang Kai-yin and Quinn Moon, convicted of organising the illegal border crossing, sentenced to three and two years, respectively.

31 Dec 2020 - 9:09AM

Tang Kai-yin and Quinn Moon, convicted of organising the illegal border crossing, sentenced to three and two years, respectively.

Ten Hong Kong fugitives captured at sea jailed up to three years by Shenzhen court, two other underage suspects handed to city’s police
Shenzhen court says charges against group of Hong Kong fugitives heard in ‘open trial attended by relatives’, but families deny any were there

Judgment on illegal border crossing charges will be announced at later date, judicial body says. The 10 defendants reportedly pleaded guilty, while families urge court to quickly release verdict.

29 Dec 2020 - 10:08AM

Judgment on illegal border crossing charges will be announced at later date, judicial body says. The 10 defendants reportedly pleaded guilty, while families urge court to quickly release verdict.

Shenzhen court says charges against group of Hong Kong fugitives heard in ‘open trial attended by relatives’, but families deny any were there
Hong Kong fourth wave: as war with Covid-19 rages, is Carrie Lam fighting her own political battles amid strained ties with allies?

Analysts say chief executive feeling weight of expectations by central government and pro-Beijing camp to control health crisis.

24 Dec 2020 - 9:00PM

Analysts say chief executive feeling weight of expectations by central government and pro-Beijing camp to control health crisis.

Hong Kong fourth wave: as war with Covid-19 rages, is Carrie Lam fighting her own political battles amid strained ties with allies?
In pursuit of a ‘loyal opposition’: Beijing’s drastic shakeup of Hong Kong’s electoral process has one clear goal – control

Beijing is weighing measures to sideline the opposition from the chief executive election.

24 Dec 2020 - 12:40PM

Beijing is weighing measures to sideline the opposition from the chief executive election.

In pursuit of a ‘loyal opposition’: Beijing’s drastic shakeup of Hong Kong’s electoral process has one clear goal – control
Beijing mulling drastic overhaul of Election Committee deciding Hong Kong’s chief executive and Legislative Council to curb opposition’s influence: sources

China’s top legislative body could begin process to scrap 117 committee seats decided by district councillors as it meets this week. Beijing may also axe five legislative ‘super seats’ dominated by opposition camp.

23 Dec 2020 - 8:44AM

China’s top legislative body could begin process to scrap 117 committee seats decided by district councillors as it meets this week. Beijing may also axe five legislative ‘super seats’ dominated by opposition camp.

Beijing mulling drastic overhaul of Election Committee deciding Hong Kong’s chief executive and Legislative Council to curb opposition’s influence: sources
Hong Kong fourth wave: pro-establishment camp piles on pressure for mandatory mass Covid-19 testing as ministers visit Shenzhen for talks

Political heavyweight Tam Yiu-chung makes public an appeal he sent to Chief Executive Carrie Lam to consider adopting more compulsory measures to achieve zero infections.

23 Dec 2020 - 2:47PM

Political heavyweight Tam Yiu-chung makes public an appeal he sent to Chief Executive Carrie Lam to consider adopting more compulsory measures to achieve zero infections.

Hong Kong fourth wave: pro-establishment camp piles on pressure for mandatory mass Covid-19 testing as ministers visit Shenzhen for talks
Hong Kong fourth wave: government reverses course and unveils another round of aid worth HK$6.4 billion for hard-hit businesses

Administration says HK$5.5 billion will be distributed to restaurants, bars and beauty parlours, among others, with the remainder set aside for emergency use.

18 Dec 2020 - 9:10AM

Administration says HK$5.5 billion will be distributed to restaurants, bars and beauty parlours, among others, with the remainder set aside for emergency use.

Hong Kong fourth wave: government reverses course and unveils another round of aid worth HK$6.4 billion for hard-hit businesses
Ten Hong Kong fugitives in Shenzhen charged with border-crossing offences, closed-door hearings to be held on cases of other two

Two of the Hongkongers were charged with organising an illegal border crossing, and eight others were charged with taking part. The remaining two suspects are underage.

16 Dec 2020 - 11:53PM

Two of the Hongkongers were charged with organising an illegal border crossing, and eight others were charged with taking part. The remaining two suspects are underage.

Ten Hong Kong fugitives in Shenzhen charged with border-crossing offences, closed-door hearings to be held on cases of other two
Hong Kong fourth wave: Carrie Lam’s Beijing meeting with President Xi postponed amid pandemic

Carrie Lam’s official Beijing visit typically held this time every year, but sources expect it be to delayed until she has the crisis under control, state officials’ diaries are clearer.

15 Dec 2020 - 10:28AM

Carrie Lam’s official Beijing visit typically held this time every year, but sources expect it be to delayed until she has the crisis under control, state officials’ diaries are clearer.

Hong Kong fourth wave: Carrie Lam’s Beijing meeting with President Xi postponed amid pandemic