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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‘Hong Kong town’ in mainland city of Zhaoqing attracts keen interest as retirement haven for local police officers and civil servants

Junior Police Officers’ Association head says it is in talks with Guangzhou-based developer over such homes, with first phase to be completed in 2020.

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Junior Police Officers’ Association head says it is in talks with Guangzhou-based developer over such homes, with first phase to be completed in 2020.

‘Hong Kong town’ in mainland city of Zhaoqing attracts keen interest as retirement haven for local police officers and civil servants
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam takes to Facebook to reach out to public, while strongly defending police force and questioning ‘puzzling’ calls for its disbandment

More than 11,600 users reacted to Carrie Lam’s live session – 9,000 posted “angry-face” emojis, 2,000 ‘liked’ what she had to say, and 600 expressed ‘love’.

18 Oct 2019 - 1:00AM

More than 11,600 users reacted to Carrie Lam’s live session – 9,000 posted “angry-face” emojis, 2,000 ‘liked’ what she had to say, and 600 expressed ‘love’.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam takes to Facebook to reach out to public, while strongly defending police force and questioning ‘puzzling’ calls for its disbandment
Beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam puts focus firmly on housing as cause of public grievances as she unveils her third policy blueprint

Chief executive proposes to boost affordable housing, find more land and improve livelihoods amid a worsening economy, but offers no political solutions for continuing unrest.

17 Oct 2019 - 12:35AM

Chief executive proposes to boost affordable housing, find more land and improve livelihoods amid a worsening economy, but offers no political solutions for continuing unrest.

Beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam puts focus firmly on housing as cause of public grievances as she unveils her third policy blueprint
Carrie Lam wants ‘storm in Hong Kong to end soon’ and will zero in on housing in her policy address but critics urge her to go for bold reforms. Will she or won’t she?

Chief Executive Carrie Lam wants ‘storm to end soon’ and is expected to focus on housing and land policies which she hopes will symbolise a new beginning for city.

16 Oct 2019 - 12:39AM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam wants ‘storm to end soon’ and is expected to focus on housing and land policies which she hopes will symbolise a new beginning for city.

Carrie Lam wants ‘storm in Hong Kong to end soon’ and will zero in on housing in her policy address but critics urge her to go for bold reforms. Will she or won’t she?
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam condemns US senator Josh Hawley for ‘totally irresponsible’ police state comment

The Republican politician made the comment during city visit to witness anti-government demonstrations.

15 Oct 2019 - 10:38PM

The Republican politician made the comment during city visit to witness anti-government demonstrations.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam condemns US senator Josh Hawley for ‘totally irresponsible’ police state comment
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam insists election date unchanged despite ‘political’ vandalism of pro-Beijing offices

Chief executive says 150 offices of politicians targeted in vandalism that was ‘not an arbitrary expression of anger or revenge’ but had political motives.

15 Oct 2019 - 4:38PM

Chief executive says 150 offices of politicians targeted in vandalism that was ‘not an arbitrary expression of anger or revenge’ but had political motives.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam insists election date unchanged despite ‘political’ vandalism of pro-Beijing offices
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she expects police to submit full report to coroner on death of 15-year-old girl, that has triggered violence and conspiracy theories

Lam says it is for court to decide any further steps to take over 15-year-old’s death. She also decries number of ‘malicious’ allegations against police officers during protests.

16 Oct 2019 - 10:26AM

Lam says it is for court to decide any further steps to take over 15-year-old’s death. She also decries number of ‘malicious’ allegations against police officers during protests.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she expects police to submit full report to coroner on death of 15-year-old girl, that has triggered violence and conspiracy theories
Hongkongers form 2km human chain to protest against alleged police brutality as city braces for 19th straight weekend of demonstrations

But crowds are smaller than a week ago, when radicals rampaged across Hong Kong and vandalised shops and public facilities.

12 Oct 2019 - 4:17AM

But crowds are smaller than a week ago, when radicals rampaged across Hong Kong and vandalised shops and public facilities.

Hongkongers form 2km human chain to protest against alleged police brutality as city braces for 19th straight weekend of demonstrations
Shouts and expulsions as Legislative Council meets for first time since building vandalised by anti-government protesters

Pan-democrats filibuster to vent anger over police handling of long-running protest crisis – and meeting ends without vote for chairmanship.

11 Oct 2019 - 11:17PM

Pan-democrats filibuster to vent anger over police handling of long-running protest crisis – and meeting ends without vote for chairmanship.

Shouts and expulsions as Legislative Council meets for first time since building vandalised by anti-government protesters
Nearly a third of Hong Kong protesters arrested over past four months of unrest aged under 18, city’s No 2 official reveals, calling trend ‘heartbreaking’

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung also insists that the government is not trying to wipe out protests altogether with its controversial anti-mask law.

14 Oct 2019 - 11:53AM

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung also insists that the government is not trying to wipe out protests altogether with its controversial anti-mask law.

Nearly a third of Hong Kong protesters arrested over past four months of unrest aged under 18, city’s No 2 official reveals, calling trend ‘heartbreaking’
Hong Kong protesters gather to mark Taiwan’s celebration of 108th anniversary of Republic of China in a show of defiance against Beijing

Demonstrators gather in areas such as Sai Ying Pun, Tsim Sha Tsui, Sha Tin, Kowloon Tong and Tai Koo.

11 Oct 2019 - 3:37AM

Demonstrators gather in areas such as Sai Ying Pun, Tsim Sha Tsui, Sha Tin, Kowloon Tong and Tai Koo.

Hong Kong protesters gather to mark Taiwan’s celebration of 108th anniversary of Republic of China in a show of defiance against Beijing
Heat is on for Carrie Lam to deliver goodie-laden, impactful policy address amid Hong Kong protest crisis but there’s also fear Legco may be besieged again

Sources say housing and social welfare initiatives likely to be key planks of Carrie Lam’s third policy blueprint, while contingency plans in place for speech to be delivered through recorded video message if legislature is besieged.

10 Oct 2019 - 10:24AM

Sources say housing and social welfare initiatives likely to be key planks of Carrie Lam’s third policy blueprint, while contingency plans in place for speech to be delivered through recorded video message if legislature is besieged.

Heat is on for Carrie Lam to deliver goodie-laden, impactful policy address amid Hong Kong protest crisis but there’s also fear Legco may be besieged again
Property developer Ronnie Chan says Hong Kong needs a ‘strong, political leader’ to handle protest crisis and putting civil servants in charge is ‘the most ridiculous’ idea

Chan also blames British colonial government and Hongkongers’ lack of a sense of national identity in an interview with the mainland Chinese platform Guancha Syndicate.

9 Oct 2019 - 8:03AM

Chan also blames British colonial government and Hongkongers’ lack of a sense of national identity in an interview with the mainland Chinese platform Guancha Syndicate.

Property developer Ronnie Chan says Hong Kong needs a ‘strong, political leader’ to handle protest crisis and putting civil servants in charge is ‘the most ridiculous’ idea
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam may not deliver annual speech in person as violent protests put Legislative Council on high alert

Chief executive is expected to deliver policy address on October 16, but says she may not do it in person amid protests.

9 Oct 2019 - 12:05AM

Chief executive is expected to deliver policy address on October 16, but says she may not do it in person amid protests.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam may not deliver annual speech in person as violent protests put Legislative Council on high alert
Hong Kong protests: tear gas, arrests and train stations trashed as anger over new anti-mask law rolls in fourth straight day

Hundreds gather in Tai Koo, Mong Kok and Tseung Kwan O, setting up roadblocks in some spots, while riot police fire tear gas and non-lethal rounds.

8 Oct 2019 - 6:40AM

Hundreds gather in Tai Koo, Mong Kok and Tseung Kwan O, setting up roadblocks in some spots, while riot police fire tear gas and non-lethal rounds.

Hong Kong protests: tear gas, arrests and train stations trashed as anger over new anti-mask law rolls in fourth straight day
Hong Kong firefighters urged to ‘protect life’ as videos circulate of inaction during Sham Shui Po street brawl

Firefighters shown in video looking on from their vehicles as man injured by angry protesters during Sham Shui Po street brawl.

7 Oct 2019 - 11:13AM

Firefighters shown in video looking on from their vehicles as man injured by angry protesters during Sham Shui Po street brawl.

Hong Kong firefighters urged to ‘protect life’ as videos circulate of inaction during Sham Shui Po street brawl
Hong Kong protests: hundreds take to streets in second straight day of defiance against newly imposed anti-mask law

Messages circulated on the internet called for protests in more than 20 areas, including hotspots such as Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui and Sha Tin

6 Oct 2019 - 5:47AM

Messages circulated on the internet called for protests in more than 20 areas, including hotspots such as Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui and Sha Tin

Hong Kong protests: hundreds take to streets in second straight day of defiance against newly imposed anti-mask law
Hong Kong leader rolls out emergency mask law to quell anti-government protests. Defiant residents take to streets and night of violent destruction ensues

Despite invoking Emergency Regulations Ordinance, Chief Executive Carrie Lam clarifies she is not declaring a state of emergency.

5 Oct 2019 - 5:40AM

Despite invoking Emergency Regulations Ordinance, Chief Executive Carrie Lam clarifies she is not declaring a state of emergency.

Hong Kong leader rolls out emergency mask law to quell anti-government protests. Defiant residents take to streets and night of violent destruction ensues
Traffic at standstill as thousands again take to streets in Hong Kong to protest against anti-mask law

City’s leader Carrie Lam is expected to announce ban on people wearing masks at public assemblies, and a press conference is due to take place at 3pm, with the new law coming into force at midnight.

4 Oct 2019 - 2:20PM

City’s leader Carrie Lam is expected to announce ban on people wearing masks at public assemblies, and a press conference is due to take place at 3pm, with the new law coming into force at midnight.

Traffic at standstill as thousands again take to streets in Hong Kong to protest against anti-mask law
Hong Kong government to announce new law banning masks during public assemblies in bid to end months of protest violence

Source confirms city leader Carrie Lam’s de facto cabinet will convene a special meeting on Friday.

4 Oct 2019 - 7:14AM

Source confirms city leader Carrie Lam’s de facto cabinet will convene a special meeting on Friday.

Hong Kong government to announce new law banning masks during public assemblies in bid to end months of protest violence
Hong Kong protests: angry mobs go on night-time rampage amid outrage over shooting of school pupil during violent National Day clashes

As darkness fell, angry mobs dug up bricks, blocked roads, started fires, vandalised train stations and targeted mainland Chinese-linked businesses.

3 Oct 2019 - 10:12AM

As darkness fell, angry mobs dug up bricks, blocked roads, started fires, vandalised train stations and targeted mainland Chinese-linked businesses.

Hong Kong protests: angry mobs go on night-time rampage amid outrage over shooting of school pupil during violent National Day clashes
Indonesian journalist demands answers after she was shot in the face with non-lethal round by Hong Kong police officer

Veby Mega Indah, an associate editor with Suara Hong Kong News, says her right eye was injured by a non-lethal round fired by a police officer.

30 Sep 2019 - 8:28AM

Veby Mega Indah, an associate editor with Suara Hong Kong News, says her right eye was injured by a non-lethal round fired by a police officer.

Indonesian journalist demands answers after she was shot in the face with non-lethal round by Hong Kong police officer
Hong Kong Tourism Board chief to focus on US market when protests die down, and says Californian millennials are his target audience

Pang Yiu-kai preparing for life after civil unrest and will look to visitors from North America to boost struggling industry, with California millennials his target audience.

27 Sep 2019 - 10:49AM

Pang Yiu-kai preparing for life after civil unrest and will look to visitors from North America to boost struggling industry, with California millennials his target audience.

Hong Kong Tourism Board chief to focus on US market when protests die down, and says Californian millennials are his target audience
Hong Kong government to help build partnerships between local businesses and state-owned enterprises as part of two-pronged trade strategy

Chairman of Hong Kong Trade Development Council Peter Lam discusses move at Los Angeles symposium, which forms part of two-pronged strategy amid ongoing US-China trade war.

23 Sep 2019 - 7:28AM

Chairman of Hong Kong Trade Development Council Peter Lam discusses move at Los Angeles symposium, which forms part of two-pronged strategy amid ongoing US-China trade war.

Hong Kong government to help build partnerships between local businesses and state-owned enterprises as part of two-pronged trade strategy
Hong Kong commerce chief Edward Yau says American investors unshaken by protest crisis – and US human rights bill may not hurt economy

Edward Yau says many US companies ‘understand Hong Kong’s situation’ and are undeterred despite ongoing turmoil.

22 Sep 2019 - 12:00PM

Edward Yau says many US companies ‘understand Hong Kong’s situation’ and are undeterred despite ongoing turmoil.

Hong Kong commerce chief Edward Yau says American investors unshaken by protest crisis – and US human rights bill may not hurt economy
Cyberport chairman Lee George Lam wants Hong Kong and United States to work closely on digital entertainment and artificial intelligence

Speaking ahead of Trade Development Council’s event in Los Angeles, Lee George Lam seeks more cooperation in digital sphere between the two countries.

21 Sep 2019 - 6:41AM

Speaking ahead of Trade Development Council’s event in Los Angeles, Lee George Lam seeks more cooperation in digital sphere between the two countries.

Cyberport chairman Lee George Lam wants Hong Kong and United States to work closely on digital entertainment and artificial intelligence
National Day fireworks cancelled as Hong Kong protests force yet another high-profile event to be scrapped

Display was slated for October 1 when China will celebrate 70th anniversary of republic, but Leisure and Cultural Services Department says civil unrest led to cancellation.

18 Sep 2019 - 11:40PM

Display was slated for October 1 when China will celebrate 70th anniversary of republic, but Leisure and Cultural Services Department says civil unrest led to cancellation.

National Day fireworks cancelled as Hong Kong protests force yet another high-profile event to be scrapped
Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa honoured by Beijing for contribution to ‘one country, two systems’, praised for ‘safeguarding national security’ during tenure

Observers and lawmakers say central government made the move with current political crisis engulfing city in mind.

18 Sep 2019 - 11:39PM

Observers and lawmakers say central government made the move with current political crisis engulfing city in mind.

Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa honoured by Beijing for contribution to ‘one country, two systems’, praised for ‘safeguarding national security’ during tenure
Hong Kong protesters take the high ground as human chains form on The Peak and Lion Rock during Mid-Autumn Festival

Gatherings across the city follow earlier singing flash mob in Chater Garden.

14 Sep 2019 - 11:18AM

Gatherings across the city follow earlier singing flash mob in Chater Garden.

Hong Kong protesters take the high ground as human chains form on The Peak and Lion Rock during Mid-Autumn Festival
National Day fireworks on 70th anniversary of People’s Republic of China could be cancelled over protests crisis, Hong Kong government source says

City leaders ‘inclined’ to cancel, source says, despite this year being the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.

26 Sep 2019 - 12:18PM

City leaders ‘inclined’ to cancel, source says, despite this year being the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.

National Day fireworks on 70th anniversary of People’s Republic of China could be cancelled over protests crisis, Hong Kong government source says