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

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Hong Kong police seize weapons including handgun ahead of mass protest

Force believes radicals intended to deploy the arsenal during Sunday’s demonstrations on Hong Kong Island. Eleven arrested in early-morning raids across the city.

9 Dec 2019 - 12:28AM

Force believes radicals intended to deploy the arsenal during Sunday’s demonstrations on Hong Kong Island. Eleven arrested in early-morning raids across the city.

Hong Kong police seize weapons including handgun ahead of mass protest
Hong Kong’s lunchtime protests resurgent as hundreds vent anti-government anger across the city

Activists champion the anti-government movement’s demands in Causeway Bay, Kwai Chung, San Po Kong and other parts of city on Friday.

6 Dec 2019 - 4:56PM

Activists champion the anti-government movement’s demands in Causeway Bay, Kwai Chung, San Po Kong and other parts of city on Friday.

Hong Kong’s lunchtime protests resurgent as hundreds vent anti-government anger across the city
Beijing experts say Hong Kong’s civil servants and students need to be educated on Chinese constitution and Basic Law

Basic Law Committee member Han Dayuan says there is a need to boost sense of recognition towards ‘constitution and country’.

4 Dec 2019 - 11:25PM

Basic Law Committee member Han Dayuan says there is a need to boost sense of recognition towards ‘constitution and country’.

Beijing experts say Hong Kong’s civil servants and students need to be educated on Chinese constitution and Basic Law
US law on Hong Kong ‘completely unnecessary’ and will risk backfiring on more than 1,300 American firms in city, Carrie Lam says

Hong Kong leader says city is highly free in many aspects and the American law will dampen business confidence.

3 Dec 2019 - 10:55PM

Hong Kong leader says city is highly free in many aspects and the American law will dampen business confidence.

US law on Hong Kong ‘completely unnecessary’ and will risk backfiring on more than 1,300 American firms in city, Carrie Lam says
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces fourth round of relief measures for economy battered by anti-government protests

Officials to ‘target businesses and sectors that are facing difficulties’, with GDP forecast to contract this year and government coffers on course for first budget deficit in 15 years.

3 Dec 2019 - 11:21PM

Officials to ‘target businesses and sectors that are facing difficulties’, with GDP forecast to contract this year and government coffers on course for first budget deficit in 15 years.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces fourth round of relief measures for economy battered by anti-government protests
Hong Kong elections: pan-democrats celebrating landslide win vow to keep up pressure on city’s beleaguered leader to address protesters’ demands

Democratic Party leader Wu Chi-wai calls election the first step on a long road to full democracy, while Chief Executive Carrie Lam issues statement acknowledging that the people have spoken.

26 Nov 2019 - 6:51AM

Democratic Party leader Wu Chi-wai calls election the first step on a long road to full democracy, while Chief Executive Carrie Lam issues statement acknowledging that the people have spoken.

Hong Kong elections: pan-democrats celebrating landslide win vow to keep up pressure on city’s beleaguered leader to address protesters’ demands
Hong Kong elections: pro-Beijing collapse shows identity politics more important than community issues for district council success, analysts say

Emphatic rejection of pro-establishment candidates in swathes of Hong Kong also pours cold water on idea that silent majority supports them on radical protests, experts say.

26 Nov 2019 - 3:32AM

Emphatic rejection of pro-establishment candidates in swathes of Hong Kong also pours cold water on idea that silent majority supports them on radical protests, experts say.

Hong Kong elections: pro-Beijing collapse shows identity politics more important than community issues for district council success, analysts say
Hong Kong minister admits ‘relatively low’ trust in government, as district council election rumours spread on social media amid anti-government protests

Patrick Nip vows to clarify the facts around the hotly contested votes, after online claims of early poll closures and facial recognition technology inside booths.

25 Nov 2019 - 12:12AM

Patrick Nip vows to clarify the facts around the hotly contested votes, after online claims of early poll closures and facial recognition technology inside booths.

Hong Kong minister admits ‘relatively low’ trust in government, as district council election rumours spread on social media amid anti-government protests
All eyes on Hong Kong district council elections on eve of race perceived as barometer for how city feels about protest crisis

The district council elections, held in the midst of an unrest now into its sixth month, will have knock-on effects on the legislative polls next year.

23 Nov 2019 - 11:40PM

The district council elections, held in the midst of an unrest now into its sixth month, will have knock-on effects on the legislative polls next year.

All eyes on Hong Kong district council elections on eve of race perceived as barometer for how city feels about protest crisis
Hong Kong protests: acting president of student union among those who leave as Polytechnic University siege peters out

Radical protesters have controlled the Kowloon campus for almost two weeks, leading to a police siege. Matthew Cheung says site is strewn with explosives and increasingly filthy.

24 Nov 2019 - 12:19AM

Radical protesters have controlled the Kowloon campus for almost two weeks, leading to a police siege. Matthew Cheung says site is strewn with explosives and increasingly filthy.

Hong Kong protests: acting president of student union among those who leave as Polytechnic University siege peters out
Hong Kong protests: Cross-Harbour Tunnel could reopen in a week, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says

Nearly 400 people start repairs and maintenance on the key link between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

23 Nov 2019 - 11:22PM

Nearly 400 people start repairs and maintenance on the key link between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

Hong Kong protests: Cross-Harbour Tunnel could reopen in a week, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says
Hong Kong district council elections: both sides wary as of one of most unpredictable polls in city’s history is played out against backdrop of turbulent protests

Pro-establishment camp fears it will bear the brunt of anger from voters who blame government for chaos in the city while opposition lawmakers may pay price for recent escalation in violence, including fiery showdowns at two universities.

23 Nov 2019 - 3:50AM

Pro-establishment camp fears it will bear the brunt of anger from voters who blame government for chaos in the city while opposition lawmakers may pay price for recent escalation in violence, including fiery showdowns at two universities.

Hong Kong district council elections: both sides wary as of one of most unpredictable polls in city’s history is played out against backdrop of turbulent protests
Hong Kong mask law: Beijing claim on ‘unconstitutional’ ruling could spell end of ‘one country, two systems’, legal heavyweights warn

After spokesman for NPCSC’s Legislative Affairs Commission said High Court ruling did not comply with Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, city’s legal scholars suggest ‘ill advised’ remarks could be ‘disastrous’ for politically charged cases.

20 Nov 2019 - 12:03PM

After spokesman for NPCSC’s Legislative Affairs Commission said High Court ruling did not comply with Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, city’s legal scholars suggest ‘ill advised’ remarks could be ‘disastrous’ for politically charged cases.

Hong Kong mask law: Beijing claim on ‘unconstitutional’ ruling could spell end of ‘one country, two systems’, legal heavyweights warn
‘No other authority has right to make judgments’: China slams Hong Kong court’s ruling on anti-mask law as unconstitutional

China’s top legislative affairs body says only Beijing has right to decide on issues of constitutionality after High Court rules mask ban contravenes Basic Law.

20 Nov 2019 - 12:43PM

China’s top legislative affairs body says only Beijing has right to decide on issues of constitutionality after High Court rules mask ban contravenes Basic Law.

‘No other authority has right to make judgments’: China slams Hong Kong court’s ruling on anti-mask law as unconstitutional
Group claiming to be Hong Kong students apologises for traffic chaos, but says government has forced them to do it

Group claiming to be students posts letter online that says protests are only way to ‘express our discontent’, while mainland Chinese students release letter to Chinese University president Rocky Tuan accusing him of defending ‘violent protesters’

16 Nov 2019 - 11:59PM

Group claiming to be students posts letter online that says protests are only way to ‘express our discontent’, while mainland Chinese students release letter to Chinese University president Rocky Tuan accusing him of defending ‘violent protesters’

Group claiming to be Hong Kong students apologises for traffic chaos, but says government has forced them to do it
Hong Kong protests: tension returns to city after peaceful Saturday with stand-off in Hung Hom

After five straight days of traffic disruption and chaos, city had enjoyed a relatively calm Saturday but familiar scenes return by night.

17 Nov 2019 - 1:24AM

After five straight days of traffic disruption and chaos, city had enjoyed a relatively calm Saturday but familiar scenes return by night.

Hong Kong protests: tension returns to city after peaceful Saturday with stand-off in Hung Hom
Hong Kong protests: peaceful Friday turns violent again as government issues warning to employees and university chiefs call for end to deadlock

Government warns 180,000 employees they face immediate suspension if arrested while taking part in unlawful public activities.

16 Nov 2019 - 10:16AM

Government warns 180,000 employees they face immediate suspension if arrested while taking part in unlawful public activities.

Hong Kong protests: peaceful Friday turns violent again as government issues warning to employees and university chiefs call for end to deadlock
Hong Kong protests: lunchtime demonstrations extend across city with hundreds of people blocking roads

Crowds out in Central, Tai Koo, Causeway Bay and Wong Chuk Hang, but in Central, there was a noticeably reduced presence of radical protesters.

15 Nov 2019 - 7:33PM

Crowds out in Central, Tai Koo, Causeway Bay and Wong Chuk Hang, but in Central, there was a noticeably reduced presence of radical protesters.

Hong Kong protests: lunchtime demonstrations extend across city with hundreds of people blocking roads
High Court denies injunction sought by Chinese University student leader to bar Hong Kong police from campus after days of clashes with protesters

Jacky So denied bid for temporary injunction after CUHK was the site of clashes between protesters and riot police that led to 119 people being injured.

13 Nov 2019 - 10:46PM

Jacky So denied bid for temporary injunction after CUHK was the site of clashes between protesters and riot police that led to 119 people being injured.

High Court denies injunction sought by Chinese University student leader to bar Hong Kong police from campus after days of clashes with protesters
Hong Kong protests: unrest brings new group together to find ways to help city heal

Local and overseas speakers discuss ways to encourage dialogue, reconciliation.

11 Nov 2019 - 11:24AM

Local and overseas speakers discuss ways to encourage dialogue, reconciliation.

Hong Kong protests: unrest brings new group together to find ways to help city heal
Beijing should give more details on Hong Kong national security plans, says former Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang

After a recent party plenum, Beijing called for stronger safeguards of national security. But former legislature president says leaders will need to elaborate on how they intend to bring them in.

10 Nov 2019 - 10:08PM

After a recent party plenum, Beijing called for stronger safeguards of national security. But former legislature president says leaders will need to elaborate on how they intend to bring them in.

Beijing should give more details on Hong Kong national security plans, says former Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang
Hong Kong protests: police officers reprimanded after he was filmed saying he would celebrate student Chow Tsz-lok’s death ‘with champagne’

Riot officers were filmed on Tuen Mun footbridge taunting protesters below, with one heard shouting ‘we are opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate [death of Chow Tsz-lok] tonight’.

10 Nov 2019 - 10:09PM

Riot officers were filmed on Tuen Mun footbridge taunting protesters below, with one heard shouting ‘we are opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate [death of Chow Tsz-lok] tonight’.

Hong Kong protests: police officers reprimanded after he was filmed saying he would celebrate student Chow Tsz-lok’s death ‘with champagne’
Beijing gives Greater Bay Area fresh push as Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam reveals 16 new measures including easing of restrictions on buying homes and school enrolment

Chief executive, speaking in Beijing, makes it clear that Hong Kong’s role under the ambitious national development project has not diminished despite ongoing unrest.

7 Nov 2019 - 8:53AM

Chief executive, speaking in Beijing, makes it clear that Hong Kong’s role under the ambitious national development project has not diminished despite ongoing unrest.

Beijing gives Greater Bay Area fresh push as Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam reveals 16 new measures including easing of restrictions on buying homes and  school enrolment
No country would tolerate ‘violent and destructive acts’ of Hong Kong’s protesters, Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng says

Han Zheng makes comment in meeting with city’s leader Carrie Lam and says task of solving crisis lies with entire administration, as he includes judiciary among those who must work to end civil unrest.

7 Nov 2019 - 9:53AM

Han Zheng makes comment in meeting with city’s leader Carrie Lam and says task of solving crisis lies with entire administration, as he includes judiciary among those who must work to end civil unrest.

No country would tolerate ‘violent and destructive acts’ of Hong Kong’s protesters, Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng says
Xi Jinping’s meeting with Carrie Lam: she reveals she could feel his support for her to end Hong Kong protest violence; analysts say it was to quash rumours of her firing

Xi Jinping also took a measured approach in giving his assessment of the political crisis roiling the city, analysts said.

6 Nov 2019 - 4:48PM

Xi Jinping also took a measured approach in giving his assessment of the political crisis roiling the city, analysts said.

Xi Jinping’s meeting with Carrie Lam: she reveals she could feel his support for her to end Hong Kong protest violence; analysts say it was to quash rumours of her firing
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to meet Vice-Premier Han Zheng in Beijing for first official sit-down since protests erupted

Sources say she will be briefed on key policies on protest crisis, as well as enactment of national security law.

3 Nov 2019 - 10:56PM

Sources say she will be briefed on key policies on protest crisis, as well as enactment of national security law.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to meet Vice-Premier Han Zheng in Beijing for first official sit-down since protests erupted
How Beijing plans to use powers contained in Basic Law to tighten control over Hong Kong

Statements issued after Communist Party gathering stress importance of ‘one country, two systems’ but suggest closer focus on security and national sovereignty.

2 Nov 2019 - 3:44AM

Statements issued after Communist Party gathering stress importance of ‘one country, two systems’ but suggest closer focus on security and national sovereignty.

How Beijing plans to use powers contained in Basic Law to tighten control over Hong Kong
People’s Daily says Hong Kong protester who trampled national flag was making separatist statement and demands stiffer punishment

Communist Party mouthpiece urges city’s justice department to appeal community service order, and says 21-year-old’s actions were ‘tantamount to open statement of separatism’.

31 Oct 2019 - 10:21PM

Communist Party mouthpiece urges city’s justice department to appeal community service order, and says 21-year-old’s actions were ‘tantamount to open statement of separatism’.

People’s Daily says Hong Kong protester who trampled national flag was making separatist statement and demands stiffer punishment
Court ruling sparing Hong Kong protester from jail for desecrating national flag will spark anger across China, former city leader Leung Chun-ying warns, while urging justice department to appeal

Leung Chun-ying compares sentence to case of mainland tourist jailed for four weeks for spraying paint on the outer walls of US consulate.

30 Oct 2019 - 10:48PM

Leung Chun-ying compares sentence to case of mainland tourist jailed for four weeks for spraying paint on the outer walls of US consulate.

Court ruling sparing Hong Kong protester from jail for desecrating national flag will spark anger across China, former city leader Leung Chun-ying warns, while urging justice department to appeal
Beijing censures Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong for being pro-independence despite his denials and state media accuses him of receiving aid from the United States

Demosisto leader says criticism shows his disqualification was a central-government directive. US politicians come to young activist’s defence, calling for passage of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

31 Oct 2019 - 1:55PM

Demosisto leader says criticism shows his disqualification was a central-government directive. US politicians come to young activist’s defence, calling for passage of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

Beijing censures Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong for being pro-independence despite his denials and state media accuses him of receiving aid from the United States