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 Senior Political reporter 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 Senior Political reporter and Team Leader for the Hong Kong desk, covering cross-border issues.

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Hong Kong’s pro-establishment camp considers change of tactics in bid to regain control of legislative process for controversial extradition bill

Some pro-establishment lawmakers are considering next move after filibustering by the pro-democracy camp stalled election of a chairman for a committee scrutinising extradition bill.

19 Apr 2019 - 11:34PM

Some pro-establishment lawmakers are considering next move after filibustering by the pro-democracy camp stalled election of a chairman for a committee scrutinising extradition bill.

Hong Kong’s pro-establishment camp considers change of tactics in bid to regain control of legislative process for controversial extradition bill
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers seek last-minute adjustment to extradition bill to ensure Taiwan murder suspect faces justice

Last-minute proposal seeks a so-called sunset clause that would allow extradition to Taiwan for a limited time.

17 Apr 2019 - 3:49AM

Last-minute proposal seeks a so-called sunset clause that would allow extradition to Taiwan for a limited time.

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers seek last-minute adjustment to extradition bill to ensure Taiwan murder suspect faces justice
Overseas-trained doctor proposals by lawmakers could cause dissent among Hong Kong’s medical sector, warns Carrie Lam

The separate bills, from either side of the political divide, aim to make it easier for overseas-trained doctors to practise in the city’s public health care system.

17 Apr 2019 - 7:37AM

The separate bills, from either side of the political divide, aim to make it easier for overseas-trained doctors to practise in the city’s public health care system.

Overseas-trained doctor proposals by lawmakers could cause dissent among Hong Kong’s medical sector, warns Carrie Lam
Hong Kong film industry gets major breakthrough with mainland China deal, but Chief Executive Carrie Lam says it comes with conditions

Authorities agree to relax regulations including dropping restrictions on number of Hongkongers in mainland Chinese productions, but city’s leader says filmmakers will still have to respect regulations across the border.

16 Apr 2019 - 11:29PM

Authorities agree to relax regulations including dropping restrictions on number of Hongkongers in mainland Chinese productions, but city’s leader says filmmakers will still have to respect regulations across the border.

Hong Kong film industry gets major breakthrough with mainland China deal, but Chief Executive Carrie Lam says it comes with conditions
Pressure piled on Hong Kong’s Medical Council over need for foreign doctors, with lawmakers calling for powers to be revoked

Health minister however urges caution and says reforms must be carried out step by step.

13 Apr 2019 - 11:46PM

Health minister however urges caution and says reforms must be carried out step by step.

Pressure piled on Hong Kong’s Medical Council over need for foreign doctors, with lawmakers calling for powers to be revoked
Hong Kong people will continue to protest against injustice despite conviction of nine Occupy leaders, say pro-democracy campaigners Joshua Wong and Audrey Eu

Former legislator Audrey Eu, who chaired the Civic Party from 2012 to 2016, also shares Wong’s optimism.

13 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

Former legislator Audrey Eu, who chaired the Civic Party from 2012 to 2016, also shares Wong’s optimism.

Hong Kong people will continue to protest against injustice despite conviction of nine Occupy leaders, say pro-democracy campaigners Joshua Wong and Audrey Eu
Staff reprimanded after Chinese flag is raised upside down outside liaison office in Hong Kong

China flag flown upside down outside liaison office in Hong Kong, prompting ridicule and speculation on social media.

12 Apr 2019 - 8:05PM

China flag flown upside down outside liaison office in Hong Kong, prompting ridicule and speculation on social media.

Staff reprimanded after Chinese flag is raised upside down outside liaison office in Hong Kong
British lawmakers condemn conviction of nine Occupy leaders in Hong Kong, saying ruling was politically motivated

The MPs also voiced concerns about the Hong Kong government’s plan to change the city’s extradition law, including allowing fugitives to be handed to mainland China.

11 Apr 2019 - 10:47PM

The MPs also voiced concerns about the Hong Kong government’s plan to change the city’s extradition law, including allowing fugitives to be handed to mainland China.

British lawmakers condemn conviction of nine Occupy leaders in Hong Kong, saying ruling was politically motivated
Pan-democrats boycott China trip over extradition law fears and say top priority is stopping bill that would let Hong Kong send fugitives to the mainland

Group of seven pan-democrats withdraw from visit to Shanghai and Hangzhou and say political atmosphere has turned sour, as they turn their attention to stopping bill that would allow fugitives to be sent to mainland.

10 Apr 2019 - 10:25AM

Group of seven pan-democrats withdraw from visit to Shanghai and Hangzhou and say political atmosphere has turned sour, as they turn their attention to stopping bill that would allow fugitives to be sent to mainland.

Pan-democrats boycott China trip over extradition law fears and say top priority is stopping bill that would let Hong Kong send fugitives to the mainland
Register at centre of police investigation containing personal details of 8,000 Hong Kong voters has gone, election officials admit

Electoral office chief Wong See-man says register has been missing since 2016 and attempts to find it have failed, and admits officers hid the fact it could not be located more than two years ago.

9 Apr 2019 - 9:59PM

Electoral office chief Wong See-man says register has been missing since 2016 and attempts to find it have failed, and admits officers hid the fact it could not be located more than two years ago.

Register at centre of police investigation containing personal details of 8,000 Hong Kong voters has gone, election officials admit
Disbelief in Legco as lawmakers learn Hong Kong spends HK$1.4 million each year on Donald Tsang’s staff – and paid while he was in jail

Each former chief executive receives a personal assistant, clerical officer and driver, but one lawmaker calls money spent on Tsang ‘wasted’.

9 Apr 2019 - 3:53PM

Each former chief executive receives a personal assistant, clerical officer and driver, but one lawmaker calls money spent on Tsang ‘wasted’.

Disbelief in Legco as lawmakers learn Hong Kong spends HK$1.4 million each year on Donald Tsang’s staff – and paid while he was in jail
CY Leung feud with activist Avery Ng and anti-Beijing newspaper Apple Daily gets personal with ad ridiculing Hong Kong ex-leader

Former chief executive comes back swinging after activist mockingly offers him one-way flight ticket to Beijing in full front page newspaper advertisement.

8 Apr 2019 - 10:48PM

Former chief executive comes back swinging after activist mockingly offers him one-way flight ticket to Beijing in full front page newspaper advertisement.

CY Leung feud with activist Avery Ng and anti-Beijing newspaper Apple Daily gets personal with ad ridiculing Hong Kong ex-leader
A small change for a government website. A lot of symbolism for Hong Kong democrats

The page displaying the city’s founding document has been tweaked to put the Chinese constitution at the top. Pro-democracy politicians say the switch is inappropriate, and reflects that ‘the Basic Law is subordinate to the national constitution’.

8 Apr 2019 - 7:02AM

The page displaying the city’s founding document has been tweaked to put the Chinese constitution at the top. Pro-democracy politicians say the switch is inappropriate, and reflects that ‘the Basic Law is subordinate to the national constitution’.

A small change for a government website. A lot of symbolism for Hong Kong democrats
Registration and Electoral Office still looking for missing document containing personal information of 8,000 Hong Kong voters

The document, containing the details of 8,000 voters, had been used at a polling station in Kwai Tsing during the Legislative Council elections in September 2016.

5 Apr 2019 - 11:14PM

The document, containing the details of 8,000 voters, had been used at a polling station in Kwai Tsing during the Legislative Council elections in September 2016.

Registration and Electoral Office still looking for missing document containing personal information of 8,000 Hong Kong voters
Overseas doctor recruitment row intensifies as hospital consultants and Hong Kong health minister call on Medical Council to explain why it rejected the proposals

Association that represents about 190 senior doctors expresses ‘extreme regret’ over proposals’ rejection while health minister Sophia Chan says consensus had been reached on plan to scrap internships for overseas doctors and expresses disappointment Medical Council scuppered the idea.

5 Apr 2019 - 11:28PM

Association that represents about 190 senior doctors expresses ‘extreme regret’ over proposals’ rejection while health minister Sophia Chan says consensus had been reached on plan to scrap internships for overseas doctors and expresses disappointment Medical Council scuppered the idea.

Overseas doctor recruitment row intensifies as hospital consultants and Hong Kong health minister call on Medical Council to explain why it rejected the proposals
Hong Kong lawmakers reach across political divide to call on government to overhaul management of MTR Corporation

Pan-democrats and pro-establishment politicians alike want the government to buy back a full stake in the rail operator and monitor the beleaguered firm.

4 Apr 2019 - 10:57PM

Pan-democrats and pro-establishment politicians alike want the government to buy back a full stake in the rail operator and monitor the beleaguered firm.

Hong Kong lawmakers reach across political divide to call on government to overhaul management of MTR Corporation
Legco votes down pan-democrats’ motion to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown

The motion, tabled by Democratic Party chairman Wu Chi-wai, was defeated 28 to 23 with nine abstentions, the 19th time it has been tabled and rejected since 1999.

3 Apr 2019 - 10:46PM

The motion, tabled by Democratic Party chairman Wu Chi-wai, was defeated 28 to 23 with nine abstentions, the 19th time it has been tabled and rejected since 1999.

Legco votes down pan-democrats’ motion to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown
New deputy director of Beijing’s liaison office makes first public remarks: Calls on Hongkongers to be patriotic, study Chinese history and help develop nation

Speaking at May Fourth Movement event, former People’s Daily editor reaches out to local media, saying ‘I was a journalist too.

2 Apr 2019 - 10:51PM

Speaking at May Fourth Movement event, former People’s Daily editor reaches out to local media, saying ‘I was a journalist too.

New deputy director of Beijing’s liaison office makes first public remarks: Calls on Hongkongers to be patriotic, study Chinese history and help develop nation
‘Renowned scholar’ to help Hong Kong activists win court case in Japan over Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine protest, lawyers say

Alex Kwok and Yim Man-wa have been held in Japan since being arrested for trespassing after they burned symbolic tablet of country’s wartime leader. Academic in question cannot be named for fear Tokyo will deny him entry, source says.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:17AM

Alex Kwok and Yim Man-wa have been held in Japan since being arrested for trespassing after they burned symbolic tablet of country’s wartime leader. Academic in question cannot be named for fear Tokyo will deny him entry, source says.

‘Renowned scholar’ to help Hong Kong activists win court case in Japan over Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine protest, lawyers say
Thousands take to Hong Kong streets against proposal to extradite suspects to mainland China

Organisers say 12,000 took part in the rally against plan to send fugitives across the border.

1 Apr 2019 - 3:50PM

Organisers say 12,000 took part in the rally against plan to send fugitives across the border.

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets against proposal to extradite suspects to mainland China
Hong Kong business leaders offer vision for Greater Bay Area: cut red tape and bank on technology

The 2022 Foundation, a think tank, set out 50 recommendations to push forward the national project which aims to rival Silicon Valley by 2035.

30 Mar 2019 - 5:43AM

The 2022 Foundation, a think tank, set out 50 recommendations to push forward the national project which aims to rival Silicon Valley by 2035.

Hong Kong business leaders offer vision for Greater Bay Area: cut red tape and bank on technology
Blood tests to find out who really needs measles vaccine among Hong Kong International Airport workers

Health authorities look to preserve city’s limited supply of vaccinations as 31st case this year recorded.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:02AM

Health authorities look to preserve city’s limited supply of vaccinations as 31st case this year recorded.

Blood tests to find out who really needs measles vaccine among Hong Kong International Airport workers
‘Face reality,’ China tells Britain in response to report expressing fears over rights and freedoms in Hong Kong

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is concerned that city’s high degree of autonomy is being reduced, citing HKNP and Victor Mallet controversies.

28 Mar 2019 - 11:05AM

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is concerned that city’s high degree of autonomy is being reduced, citing HKNP and Victor Mallet controversies.

‘Face reality,’ China tells Britain in response to report expressing fears over rights and freedoms in Hong Kong
Long queue of Hongkongers waiting for measles vaccine, say doctors’ groups

Airport Authority is expected to be given priority for batch of 30,000 vaccines, due to arrive in April. Hong Kong’s high vaccination rate means is strongly protected, says Hospital Authority.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:06AM

Airport Authority is expected to be given priority for batch of 30,000 vaccines, due to arrive in April. Hong Kong’s high vaccination rate means is strongly protected, says Hospital Authority.

Long queue of Hongkongers waiting for measles vaccine, say doctors’ groups
Hong Kong set to change measles vaccine policy so children get second injection at earlier age amid rise in infections

From next year, children aged 18 months will receive the second jab instead of having to wait until they are six years old under the existing policy.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:01AM

From next year, children aged 18 months will receive the second jab instead of having to wait until they are six years old under the existing policy.

Hong Kong set to change measles vaccine policy so children get second injection at earlier age amid rise in infections
The gruesome Taiwan murder that lies behind Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s extradition push

Suspect in death of pregnant Hongkonger killed on holiday cannot stand trial because there is no agreement between two places. Backlash from business community over mainland China fears means plan has been watered down.

27 Mar 2019 - 7:26AM

Suspect in death of pregnant Hongkonger killed on holiday cannot stand trial because there is no agreement between two places. Backlash from business community over mainland China fears means plan has been watered down.

The gruesome Taiwan murder that lies behind Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s extradition push
Dropping cross-harbour tunnel toll plan for second time ‘does not weaken Hong Kong government’, says leader Carrie Lam

City chief insists dropping the motion for a second time shows administration ‘willing to come up with solutions to the city’s problems’.

26 Mar 2019 - 10:53PM

City chief insists dropping the motion for a second time shows administration ‘willing to come up with solutions to the city’s problems’.

Dropping cross-harbour tunnel toll plan for second time ‘does not weaken Hong Kong government’, says leader Carrie Lam
Taiwan says it could issue travel warning for Hong Kong if extradition plans are not ditched

Deputy minister of island’s Mainland Affairs Council, Chiu Chui-cheng, says it is highly concerned by proposals and cites fears over threats to citizens’ human rights and safety.

25 Mar 2019 - 10:45PM

Deputy minister of island’s Mainland Affairs Council, Chiu Chui-cheng, says it is highly concerned by proposals and cites fears over threats to citizens’ human rights and safety.

Taiwan says it could issue travel warning for Hong Kong if extradition plans are not ditched
Public officer left shocked and emotionally disturbed after Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui snatched her phone, court hears

Ted Hui pleaded not guilty to charges of common assault, obstructing a public officer in the performance of a public duty, and obtaining access to a computer with a view to dishonest gain for oneself or another.

25 Mar 2019 - 10:13PM

Ted Hui pleaded not guilty to charges of common assault, obstructing a public officer in the performance of a public duty, and obtaining access to a computer with a view to dishonest gain for oneself or another.

Public officer left shocked and emotionally disturbed after Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui snatched her phone, court hears
Pineapple politics: Beijing-friendly Taiwanese mayor Han Kuo-yu comes bearing fruit, but won’t touch prickly cross-strait issues

Kuomintang veteran and possible presidential candidate brokers HK$628 million in trade deals and pays unprecedented visit to Beijing’s liaison office.

22 Mar 2019 - 11:37PM

Kuomintang veteran and possible presidential candidate brokers HK$628 million in trade deals and pays unprecedented visit to Beijing’s liaison office.

Pineapple politics: Beijing-friendly Taiwanese mayor Han Kuo-yu comes bearing fruit, but won’t touch prickly cross-strait issues