Tony Cheung

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. He is a Correspondent and Team Leader for the Hong Kong desk, covering cross-border issues.
Tony Cheung
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. He is a Correspondent and Team Leader for the Hong Kong desk, covering cross-border issues.

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Call for caution over fake news, as online claims emerge of pro-democracy figures leaving Hong Kong due to fears of military crackdown

Tycoon Jimmy Lai, a vocal supporter of the camp, also said to be on plane out of city but source confirms he has not left.

16 Aug 2019 - 11:09PM

Tycoon Jimmy Lai, a vocal supporter of the camp, also said to be on plane out of city but source confirms he has not left.

Call for caution over fake news, as online claims emerge of pro-democracy figures leaving Hong Kong due to fears of military crackdown
Hong Kong education minister deplores boycott after thousands of secondary students say they will heed Demosisto’s calls to skip Monday classes weekly over protest demands

Kevin Yeung says boycott will disrupt operations of schools and sow discord on campuses. Survey by group and other student concern bodies of 19,473 respondents finds 89 per cent supportive of protesters’ demands.

16 Aug 2019 - 11:36PM

Kevin Yeung says boycott will disrupt operations of schools and sow discord on campuses. Survey by group and other student concern bodies of 19,473 respondents finds 89 per cent supportive of protesters’ demands.

Hong Kong education minister deplores boycott after thousands of secondary students say they will heed Demosisto’s calls to skip Monday classes weekly over protest demands
Hong Kong government dishes out sweeteners worth HK$19.1 billion to soothe a faltering economy hit by US-China trade war and political unrest

Financial Secretary Paul Chan cites a host of reasons for the relief measures but studiously avoids the word ‘protests’. He also warns the city’s economy could enter into a technical recession.

16 Aug 2019 - 10:55AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan cites a host of reasons for the relief measures but studiously avoids the word ‘protests’. He also warns the city’s economy could enter into a technical recession.

Hong Kong government dishes out sweeteners worth HK$19.1 billion to soothe a faltering economy hit by US-China trade war and political unrest
Tycoon Lui Che-woo urges Hong Kong youth to think on where violence will lead, amid anti-government protests

K Wah International chairman calls on government to help young people understand career opportunities and set up talks with different sectors.

15 Aug 2019 - 4:26PM

K Wah International chairman calls on government to help young people understand career opportunities and set up talks with different sectors.

Tycoon Lui Che-woo urges Hong Kong youth to think on where violence will lead, amid anti-government protests
Hong Kong airport struggles to pick up pieces after 1,000 flights grounded as security tightened after court order secured to clear protesters

Unprecedented violence at airport sparks widespread condemnation including from Beijing and local officials, residents and tourists, as well as business groups.

15 Aug 2019 - 3:11PM

Unprecedented violence at airport sparks widespread condemnation including from Beijing and local officials, residents and tourists, as well as business groups.

Hong Kong airport struggles to pick up pieces after 1,000 flights grounded as security tightened after court order secured to clear protesters
Hong Kong protests: more than 1,000 gather in Causeway Bay for approved anti-government rally, with banned marches also likely to attract demonstrators

Crowds building in Victoria Park, with demonstrators expected to attend other events banned by police. The rally follows clashes on Saturday across seven city districts.

11 Aug 2019 - 4:38PM

Crowds building in Victoria Park, with demonstrators expected to attend other events banned by police. The rally follows clashes on Saturday across seven city districts.

Hong Kong protests: more than 1,000 gather in Causeway Bay for approved anti-government rally, with banned marches also likely to attract demonstrators
More chaos looms for weekend in Hong Kong despite police bans on four protests and Carrie Lam’s call for end to unrest

Police refuse letter of no objection for marches in Wong Tai Sin, Tai Po, Sham Shui Po and the east of Hong Kong Island over fears of violence. Chief executive warns that damage to economy caused by protests will be greater than during 2003 Sars outbreak.

10 Aug 2019 - 4:23AM

Police refuse letter of no objection for marches in Wong Tai Sin, Tai Po, Sham Shui Po and the east of Hong Kong Island over fears of violence. Chief executive warns that damage to economy caused by protests will be greater than during 2003 Sars outbreak.

More chaos looms for weekend in Hong Kong despite police bans on four protests and Carrie Lam’s call for end to unrest
Protest crisis worsening economic slump, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says

Chief executive compares recent malaise to downturn caused by Sars outbreak of 2003.

9 Aug 2019 - 11:49PM

Chief executive compares recent malaise to downturn caused by Sars outbreak of 2003.

Protest crisis worsening economic slump, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says
Hong Kong protests have ‘obvious characteristics of colour revolution’, top Beijing official warns amid ‘worst crisis since 1997 handover’

HKMAO chief Zhang Xiaoming says ending Hong Kong unrest is top priority, but rejects protesters’ demands and warns Beijing won’t sit idly by if situation worsens.

8 Aug 2019 - 5:04PM

HKMAO chief Zhang Xiaoming says ending Hong Kong unrest is top priority, but rejects protesters’ demands and warns Beijing won’t sit idly by if situation worsens.

Hong Kong protests have ‘obvious characteristics of colour revolution’, top Beijing official warns amid ‘worst crisis since 1997 handover’
Business elite and pro-Beijing politicians meet officials from mainland’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in Shenzhen to rally support for SAR’s prosperity and stability

About 500 figures from Hong Kong attended meeting with mainland’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, which called for pro-establishment camp to organise rallies to demonstrate city’s ‘positive energy’.

8 Aug 2019 - 4:03AM

About 500 figures from Hong Kong attended meeting with mainland’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, which called for pro-establishment camp to organise rallies to demonstrate city’s ‘positive energy’.

Business elite and pro-Beijing politicians meet officials from mainland’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in Shenzhen to rally support for SAR’s prosperity and stability
Former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying calls for boycott of Confederation of Trade Unions’ fundraiser, accusing group of ‘inciting’ Monday’s citywide strike

Former Hong Kong leader says labour rights body encouraged protest for political purposes but Confederation of Trade Unions chairwoman says group only offered support it was asked to provide.

7 Aug 2019 - 10:59PM

Former Hong Kong leader says labour rights body encouraged protest for political purposes but Confederation of Trade Unions chairwoman says group only offered support it was asked to provide.

Former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying calls for boycott of Confederation of Trade Unions’ fundraiser, accusing group of ‘inciting’ Monday’s citywide strike
Defend your home against radical protesters, Beijing urges Hongkongers amid ongoing extradition bill unrest

China’s top agency overseeing city affairs warns against angry youth going too far, but also appeals for peace.

7 Aug 2019 - 1:28AM

China’s top agency overseeing city affairs warns against angry youth going too far, but also appeals for peace.

Defend your home against radical protesters, Beijing urges Hongkongers amid ongoing extradition bill unrest
Beijing supporters in Hong Kong vow to protect national flag after anti-government protesters throw one into harbour twice in three days

Move comes after anti-government protesters remove flag from outside Tsim Sha Tsui shopping centre and throw it into the harbour twice in three days.

7 Aug 2019 - 4:42AM

Move comes after anti-government protesters remove flag from outside Tsim Sha Tsui shopping centre and throw it into the harbour twice in three days.

Beijing supporters in Hong Kong vow to protect national flag after anti-government protesters throw one into harbour twice in three days
‘This is no longer about my personal honour’: Carrie Lam when asked if she should resign as chief executive of Hong Kong

City’s chief executive makes first public appearance for two weeks and when asked if she should resign, says: this is no longer about my personal honour.

6 Aug 2019 - 1:40AM

City’s chief executive makes first public appearance for two weeks and when asked if she should resign, says: this is no longer about my personal honour.

‘This is no longer about my personal honour’: Carrie Lam when asked if she should resign as chief executive of Hong Kong
Hong Kong being dragged down ‘path of no return’ says Carrie Lam, as she calls protests an attack on Beijing’s sovereignty

Embattled chief executive says protests are attack on Beijing’s sovereignty during first public appearance for two weeks, and accuses demonstrators of attempting to destroy city and gambling with lives of 7 million people.

5 Aug 2019 - 8:52PM

Embattled chief executive says protests are attack on Beijing’s sovereignty during first public appearance for two weeks, and accuses demonstrators of attempting to destroy city and gambling with lives of 7 million people.

Hong Kong being dragged down ‘path of no return’ says Carrie Lam, as she calls protests an attack on Beijing’s sovereignty
Hong Kong braces for largest citywide strike in decades as 14,000 people from 20 sectors vow to join industrial action to protest against government

Hong Kong may see one of its largest industrial actions in decades that could affect retail and other sectors, but spare large-scale commercial transactions that form city’s economic backbone, economist says.

5 Aug 2019 - 2:26PM

Hong Kong may see one of its largest industrial actions in decades that could affect retail and other sectors, but spare large-scale commercial transactions that form city’s economic backbone, economist says.

Hong Kong braces for largest citywide strike in decades as 14,000 people from 20 sectors vow to join industrial action to protest against government
Shops close early and residents stay put as anti-government protesters march through Hong Kong shopping district Mong Kok

Most street-level shops between Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui along Nathan Road shut by late afternoon, while Ladies’ Street hawkers pack away stalls.

4 Aug 2019 - 5:29AM

Most street-level shops between Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui along Nathan Road shut by late afternoon, while Ladies’ Street hawkers pack away stalls.

Shops close early and residents stay put as anti-government protesters march through Hong Kong shopping district Mong Kok
Beijing stands behind Hong Kong police in state media while local officials insist anti-extradition protests are under control

Xinhua interviews three Hong Kong police officials who say only minimal force had been used against protesters

2 Aug 2019 - 9:34PM

Xinhua interviews three Hong Kong police officials who say only minimal force had been used against protesters

Beijing stands behind Hong Kong police in state media while local officials insist anti-extradition protests are under control
Hong Kong riot charges pushed ahead in unprecedented hardline move as justice chief forgoes usual written advice

Teresa Cheng opted to give police verbal assent on prosecutions, which could end in 10-year sentences for 44 people. Move seen as seeking to deter further protests, amid allegations from prosecutors that political considerations are involved.

1 Aug 2019 - 11:41PM

Teresa Cheng opted to give police verbal assent on prosecutions, which could end in 10-year sentences for 44 people. Move seen as seeking to deter further protests, amid allegations from prosecutors that political considerations are involved.

Hong Kong riot charges pushed ahead in unprecedented hardline move as justice chief forgoes usual written advice
Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa accuses the United States and Taiwan of orchestrating ‘well-organised’ recent protests

Hong Kong’s first chief executive reiterates support for police and city’s leader, adding: ‘We have reasons to believe there were masterminds behind the storm’.

1 Aug 2019 - 8:58AM

Hong Kong’s first chief executive reiterates support for police and city’s leader, adding: ‘We have reasons to believe there were masterminds behind the storm’.

Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa accuses the United States and Taiwan of orchestrating ‘well-organised’ recent protests
Damage to Hong Kong’s Legislative Council caused by protesters on July 1 will cost more than HK$40 million to repair, says boss Andrew Leung

Legco president optimistic the vandalised building can be restored in time for lawmakers’ return in October after hundreds of protesters stormed the complex.

31 Jul 2019 - 10:45PM

Legco president optimistic the vandalised building can be restored in time for lawmakers’ return in October after hundreds of protesters stormed the complex.

Damage to Hong Kong’s Legislative Council caused by protesters on July 1 will cost more than HK$40 million to repair, says boss Andrew Leung
Civil servants behind Hong Kong extradition bill protest bombarded by nuisance calls, and targets of complaints to official government hotline

Michael Ngan and co-organiser Cheung Ka-po bombarded by nuisance calls, and targets of complaints to official 1823 hotline.

31 Jul 2019 - 9:00AM

Michael Ngan and co-organiser Cheung Ka-po bombarded by nuisance calls, and targets of complaints to official 1823 hotline.

Civil servants behind Hong Kong extradition bill protest bombarded by nuisance calls, and targets of complaints to official government hotline
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam seeks support of business bosses at Government House gathering

Chief Executive pledges to spare no efforts in dealing with divisions in society during event at Government House, but people at event say she did not elaborate on how she planned to do that.

31 Jul 2019 - 11:25AM

Chief Executive pledges to spare no efforts in dealing with divisions in society during event at Government House, but people at event say she did not elaborate on how she planned to do that.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam seeks support of business bosses at Government House gathering
Hong Kong protests: Yuen Long residents keep their heads while all about them lose theirs

Mixed views over chaotic scenes as sides clash in deserted town, with some blaming police and triads, and others the protesters.

28 Jul 2019 - 2:05AM

Mixed views over chaotic scenes as sides clash in deserted town, with some blaming police and triads, and others the protesters.

Hong Kong protests: Yuen Long residents keep their heads while all about them lose theirs
Lingnan University president attends Yuen Long protest with colleagues as ‘observer’, says he is worried about dangers facing students and staff

University president Leonard Cheng said he attended protest not to show support but to ensure safety of students, staff and alumni.

27 Jul 2019 - 11:46PM

University president Leonard Cheng said he attended protest not to show support but to ensure safety of students, staff and alumni.

Lingnan University president attends Yuen Long protest with colleagues as ‘observer’, says he is worried about dangers facing students and staff
Worrying new fallout as Hong Kong police decry No 2 official Matthew Cheung’s apology for handling of Yuen Long mob violence, ahead of illegal march that could draw 100,000 protesters

Police and government relations sour as inspectors say city’s deputy leader has ‘written off’ their efforts, while force deploys thousands of officers for Yuen Long march.

27 Jul 2019 - 1:12AM

Police and government relations sour as inspectors say city’s deputy leader has ‘written off’ their efforts, while force deploys thousands of officers for Yuen Long march.

Worrying new fallout as Hong Kong police decry No 2 official Matthew Cheung’s apology for handling of Yuen Long mob violence, ahead of illegal march that could draw 100,000 protesters
Hong Kong police leader slams ‘cockroaches’ who trashed pro-Beijing legislator Junius Ho’s parents’ graves over extradition bill row

Lam Chi-wai of the Junior Police Officers’ Association also condemns vandalism of national emblem at liaison office, which he says was ‘tantamount to insulting the nation’s dignity’.

26 Jul 2019 - 6:39PM

Lam Chi-wai of the Junior Police Officers’ Association also condemns vandalism of national emblem at liaison office, which he says was ‘tantamount to insulting the nation’s dignity’.

Hong Kong police leader slams ‘cockroaches’ who trashed pro-Beijing legislator Junius Ho’s parents’ graves over extradition bill row
Police unlikely to give green light to Saturday’s anti-government protest in Yuen Long over fears of recurrence of violence

Source says police will probably reject application for letter of no objection for rally, which is planned to end at site of mob attacks on protesters and commuters.

25 Jul 2019 - 2:17AM

Source says police will probably reject application for letter of no objection for rally, which is planned to end at site of mob attacks on protesters and commuters.

Police unlikely to give green light to Saturday’s anti-government protest in Yuen Long over fears of recurrence of violence
Beijing says Hong Kong citizens would be ‘saddened’ by foreign countries’ decisions to upgrade city’s security status following clashes

Japan and South Korea issue updated travel warnings following mob attacks in Yuen Long while Ireland maintains ‘high degree of caution alert’.

24 Jul 2019 - 8:51PM

Japan and South Korea issue updated travel warnings following mob attacks in Yuen Long while Ireland maintains ‘high degree of caution alert’.

Beijing says Hong Kong citizens would be ‘saddened’ by foreign countries’ decisions to upgrade city’s security status following clashes
Hong Kong anti-government protesters warned of risk of further violence in Yuen Long demonstration this weekend at site of mob attacks

Yuen Long residents plan to march on Saturday but lawmakers urge protesters not to follow through on online calls to attack rural villages and ancestral halls out of revenge.

24 Jul 2019 - 9:38AM

Yuen Long residents plan to march on Saturday but lawmakers urge protesters not to follow through on online calls to attack rural villages and ancestral halls out of revenge.

Hong Kong anti-government protesters warned of risk of further violence in Yuen Long demonstration this weekend at site of mob attacks