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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Coronavirus: Hong Kong discharges first recovered patient as 10 others from city confirmed to be infected in Hubei

Man, 25, struck down by the coronavirus leaves Princess Margaret Hospital on Wednesday with other patients set to follow suit, as city records 50th confirmed case.

13 Feb 2020 - 12:17AM

Man, 25, struck down by the coronavirus leaves Princess Margaret Hospital on Wednesday with other patients set to follow suit, as city records 50th confirmed case.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong discharges first recovered patient as 10 others from city confirmed to be infected in Hubei
Coronavirus: three more Hong Kong housing blocks face inspection after Tsing Yi evacuation but officials call for calm and insist this is ‘no Amoy Gardens’

Experts call for calm and insist this is not a repeat of Amoy Gardens during Sars, while another says Hong Kong already in containment phase.

12 Feb 2020 - 1:31AM

Experts call for calm and insist this is not a repeat of Amoy Gardens during Sars, while another says Hong Kong already in containment phase.

Coronavirus: three more Hong Kong housing blocks face inspection after Tsing Yi evacuation but officials call for calm and insist this is ‘no Amoy Gardens’
Coronavirus: Hongkongers stuck on the Diamond Princess in Japan struggle with boredom, cabin fever and the threat of infection

Trapped and tired, city residents have to stay in their cabins for most of the two-week coronavirus lockdown of the Diamond Princess.

11 Feb 2020 - 4:14AM

Trapped and tired, city residents have to stay in their cabins for most of the two-week coronavirus lockdown of the Diamond Princess.

Coronavirus: Hongkongers stuck on the Diamond Princess in Japan struggle with boredom, cabin fever and the threat of infection
Japan finds 65 more coronavirus infections on Diamond Princess cruise ship

The number of coronavirus cases on board the vessel quarantined in Yokohama has risen to 135.

11 Feb 2020 - 3:20PM

The number of coronavirus cases on board the vessel quarantined in Yokohama has risen to 135.

Japan finds 65 more coronavirus infections on Diamond Princess cruise ship
A new strain of resistance? How the coronavirus crisis is changing Hong Kong’s protest movement

Hard-core activists back off but coronavirus helping to maintain momentum of city’s anti-government movement.

10 Feb 2020 - 3:17PM

Hard-core activists back off but coronavirus helping to maintain momentum of city’s anti-government movement.

A new strain of resistance? How the coronavirus crisis is changing Hong Kong’s protest movement
Coronavirus: mandatory quarantine for all arriving in Hong Kong from mainland China as city leader rebuts claims of slow response

Isolation measures which will kick in on Saturday brought in by special powers invoked under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance.

6 Feb 2020 - 5:36AM

Isolation measures which will kick in on Saturday brought in by special powers invoked under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance.

Coronavirus: mandatory quarantine for all arriving in Hong Kong from mainland China as city leader rebuts claims of slow response
Coronavirus: single mother uses same mask for five days as grass roots priced out of Hong Kong’s frantic panic buying or too weak to queue overnight

Home visits with elderly citizens discovered some were steaming masks in order to reuse them, a practice that has been debunked.

6 Feb 2020 - 12:28PM

Home visits with elderly citizens discovered some were steaming masks in order to reuse them, a practice that has been debunked.

Coronavirus: single mother uses same mask for five days as grass roots priced out of Hong Kong’s frantic panic buying or too weak to queue overnight
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to quarantine all travellers entering from mainland China for 14 days as city’s leader invokes special powers

Residents included in new restriction as civil servants set to be told to stay at home until February 16 at earliest.

6 Feb 2020 - 8:12AM

Residents included in new restriction as civil servants set to be told to stay at home until February 16 at earliest.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to quarantine all travellers entering from mainland China for 14 days as city’s leader invokes special powers
Coronavirus: desperate scenes as 10,000 queue for masks at Hong Kong industrial estate

Huge crowds camp overnight in Kowloon for surgical masks after Luck Well International Holdings promises thousands of boxes, as supplies dwindle across city.

5 Feb 2020 - 1:44PM

Huge crowds camp overnight in Kowloon for surgical masks after Luck Well International Holdings promises thousands of boxes, as supplies dwindle across city.

Coronavirus: desperate scenes as 10,000 queue for masks at Hong Kong industrial estate
Hong Kong radicals close to committing ‘acts of terrorism’, says police chief after bomb scare sees railway station evacuated

Senior Superintendent Steve Li expresses concern over escalating bombing campaign, as suspicious package that forced evacuation of Tai Po Market MTR station turns out to be empty shoebox wrapped in duct tape.

5 Feb 2020 - 5:55PM

Senior Superintendent Steve Li expresses concern over escalating bombing campaign, as suspicious package that forced evacuation of Tai Po Market MTR station turns out to be empty shoebox wrapped in duct tape.

Hong Kong radicals close to committing ‘acts of terrorism’, says police chief after bomb scare sees railway station evacuated
Coronavirus: Lam letter lets foreign consuls know flight bans, restrictions on Hong Kong residents would be ‘unjustified’

Chief executive points to city’s ‘excellent’ medical system, safety precautions taken so far in arguing drastic measures not warranted.

5 Feb 2020 - 12:15AM

Chief executive points to city’s ‘excellent’ medical system, safety precautions taken so far in arguing drastic measures not warranted.

Coronavirus: Lam letter lets foreign consuls know flight bans, restrictions on Hong Kong residents would be ‘unjustified’
Coronavirus: top Hong Kong medical school chief questions government response to health crisis

Dean of faculty of medicine suggests city’s leader should have acted sooner to combat spread of killer disease.

4 Feb 2020 - 11:46PM

Dean of faculty of medicine suggests city’s leader should have acted sooner to combat spread of killer disease.

Coronavirus: top Hong Kong medical school chief questions government response to health crisis
Coronavirus: Hong Kong faces escalated medical strike despite government move to expand border closures

Hospital Authority says services ‘seriously affected’ as about 2,700 staff skip work in bid to force government into total border shutdown as city confirms first human-to-human transmission of deadly virus.

4 Feb 2020 - 10:53AM

Hospital Authority says services ‘seriously affected’ as about 2,700 staff skip work in bid to force government into total border shutdown as city confirms first human-to-human transmission of deadly virus.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong faces escalated medical strike despite government move to expand border closures
Hong Kong government ‘considering’ new measures to further cut cross-border travel, source says, as lawmakers call for quarantine of all locals returning from mainland China

The number of mainlanders coming to the city has already dropped far behind that of Hongkongers, making the latter group a larger cause for concern.

3 Feb 2020 - 6:40PM

The number of mainlanders coming to the city has already dropped far behind that of Hongkongers, making the latter group a larger cause for concern.

Hong Kong government ‘considering’ new measures to further cut cross-border travel, source says, as lawmakers call for quarantine of all locals returning from mainland China
Something else may be spreading in Hong Kong amid coronavirus outbreak and anti-government protests – ‘xenophobia’ against mainland Chinese

Scholars warn that Hong Kong’s already politically charged climate is an ideal breeding ground for opposing sides to use health crisis for their goals.

4 Feb 2020 - 12:11AM

Scholars warn that Hong Kong’s already politically charged climate is an ideal breeding ground for opposing sides to use health crisis for their goals.

Something else may be spreading in Hong Kong amid coronavirus outbreak and anti-government protests – ‘xenophobia’ against mainland Chinese
Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says total border shutdown with mainland China discriminatory, but will ramp up quarantine measures

City chief says any returning residents who have been in Hubei province will be placed under quarantine, whether they show symptoms or not.

1 Feb 2020 - 10:16AM

City chief says any returning residents who have been in Hubei province will be placed under quarantine, whether they show symptoms or not.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says total border shutdown with mainland China discriminatory, but will ramp up quarantine measures
China coronavirus: tens of millions of masks on way to Hong Kong and prisoners will work around the clock to make more as city confirms its 12th case

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says government’s overseas economic and trade officers have bought an additional 5 million masks to be sent to city, while also confirming earlier Post report that inmates at Lo Wu Correctional Institution will work around the clock to boost production.

31 Jan 2020 - 3:36AM

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says government’s overseas economic and trade officers have bought an additional 5 million masks to be sent to city, while also confirming earlier Post report that inmates at Lo Wu Correctional Institution will work around the clock to boost production.

China coronavirus: tens of millions of masks on way to Hong Kong and prisoners will work around the clock to make more as city confirms its 12th case
Hong Kong protests: Amnesty International praises Hongkongers for standing up in face of ‘abusive policing’

Human rights group highlights anti-government protests in annual report and accuses city’s police force of ‘arbitrary arrests, physical assaults, and abuses in detention’.

30 Jan 2020 - 7:00AM

Human rights group highlights anti-government protests in annual report and accuses city’s police force of ‘arbitrary arrests, physical assaults, and abuses in detention’.

Hong Kong protests: Amnesty International praises Hongkongers for standing up in face of ‘abusive policing’
China coronavirus: Hong Kong scrambles to roll out containment plan stopping short of total closure, with cuts on cross-border travel and reduced transport services with mainland

City leader Carrie Lam declares seven measures, as government asks employees to work from home, while news of vaccine development raises glimmer of hope.

29 Jan 2020 - 12:28PM

City leader Carrie Lam declares seven measures, as government asks employees to work from home, while news of vaccine development raises glimmer of hope.

China coronavirus: Hong Kong scrambles to roll out containment plan stopping short of total closure, with cuts on cross-border travel and reduced transport services with mainland
Unexploded IED found at Shenzhen border control point, after suspected bomb destroys second Hong Kong toilet in 24 hours

Cleaner who discovered blaze saw two men running from a public toilet in Kowloon’s George V Memorial Park.

28 Jan 2020 - 7:44PM

Cleaner who discovered blaze saw two men running from a public toilet in Kowloon’s George V Memorial Park.

Unexploded IED found at Shenzhen border control point, after suspected bomb destroys second Hong Kong toilet in 24 hours
Police suspect hospital bomb linked to Hong Kong protests, as Telegram message warns of ‘more to come’ and demands border closure amid Wuhan virus crisis

No injuries reported at Caritas Medical Centre, but online message warns of ‘more real bombs to come’, calling for strike and closing of borders with mainland to stop Wuhan virus outbreak.

28 Jan 2020 - 7:04AM

No injuries reported at Caritas Medical Centre, but online message warns of ‘more real bombs to come’, calling for strike and closing of borders with mainland to stop Wuhan virus outbreak.

Police suspect hospital bomb linked to Hong Kong protests, as Telegram message warns of ‘more to come’ and demands border closure amid Wuhan virus crisis
China coronavirus: outbreak’s effect on Wuhan-Hong Kong relations will be short, members of business community say

Hong Kong closes Economic and Trade Office in Wuhan, but it is thought that as many as 1,000 Hongkongers who live, work or study there had already left for the Lunar New Year holiday.

24 Jan 2020 - 10:33AM

Hong Kong closes Economic and Trade Office in Wuhan, but it is thought that as many as 1,000 Hongkongers who live, work or study there had already left for the Lunar New Year holiday.

China coronavirus: outbreak’s effect on Wuhan-Hong Kong relations will be short, members of business community say
Hong Kong protests: ban on rally marking fourth anniversary of Mong Kok riot upheld after police express fear radicals would hijack event

Appeals board unanimously backs decision to stop event after police express fear that anti-government radicals would try to hijack Sunday’s gathering.

23 Jan 2020 - 11:59PM

Appeals board unanimously backs decision to stop event after police express fear that anti-government radicals would try to hijack Sunday’s gathering.

Hong Kong protests: ban on rally marking fourth anniversary of Mong Kok riot upheld after police express fear radicals would hijack event
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hails President Xi Jinping’s support for city as she rejects suggestions Beijing is exploiting the anti-government protests

Chief executive says President Xi Jinping is committed to Hong Kong’s success under ‘one government, two systems’, slams West’s coverage of the anti-government unrest.

22 Jan 2020 - 11:57PM

Chief executive says President Xi Jinping is committed to Hong Kong’s success under ‘one government, two systems’, slams West’s coverage of the anti-government unrest.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hails President Xi Jinping’s support for city as she rejects suggestions Beijing is exploiting the anti-government protests
Hong Kong protests: Beijing’s new envoy calls for ‘unity and effective governance’ to steer city from months of turbulence and unrest

Luo Huining also reaches out to city’s disgruntled youth during his first Lunar New Year reception speech as director of Beijing’s liaison office.

15 Jan 2020 - 11:21PM

Luo Huining also reaches out to city’s disgruntled youth during his first Lunar New Year reception speech as director of Beijing’s liaison office.

Hong Kong protests: Beijing’s new envoy calls for ‘unity and effective governance’ to steer city from months of turbulence and unrest
Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong pledges deeper integration with mainland China province Guangdong amid months of anti-government protests

Luo Huining meets with province leaders to advance the Greater Bay Area plan, an economic blueprint for swathes of southern China.

13 Jan 2020 - 11:24PM

Luo Huining meets with province leaders to advance the Greater Bay Area plan, an economic blueprint for swathes of southern China.

Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong pledges deeper integration with mainland China province Guangdong amid months of anti-government protests
Hong Kong unrest: legal row after police take away protester from British consulate

Disagreement over whether officers had the right to enforce the law at the diplomatic site. But one police source says UK staff had called officers in.

11 Jan 2020 - 11:54PM

Disagreement over whether officers had the right to enforce the law at the diplomatic site. But one police source says UK staff had called officers in.

Hong Kong unrest: legal row after police take away protester from British consulate
Wanted Hongkonger Chan Tong-kai’s Taiwan surrender plan unaffected by Tsai Ing-wen election win, says Reverend Canon Peter Koon

Chan Tong-kai is wanted in Taipei for killing his pregnant girlfriend, and has said he intended to turn himself in, possibly after the election.

11 Jan 2020 - 11:06PM

Chan Tong-kai is wanted in Taipei for killing his pregnant girlfriend, and has said he intended to turn himself in, possibly after the election.

Wanted Hongkonger Chan Tong-kai’s Taiwan surrender plan unaffected by Tsai Ing-wen election win, says Reverend Canon Peter Koon
Hong Kong protests: city leader Carrie Lam visits wife of man set alight and donates HK$300,000 raised by workers’ union

Lee Chi-cheung has been in hospital since the attack which came after he clashed with masked protesters who had vandalised Ma On Shan MTR station.

12 Jan 2020 - 9:34PM

Lee Chi-cheung has been in hospital since the attack which came after he clashed with masked protesters who had vandalised Ma On Shan MTR station.

Hong Kong protests: city leader Carrie Lam visits wife of man set alight and donates HK$300,000 raised by workers’ union
Man killed in rock crusher accident at Hong Kong building site

The 31-year-old was trapped by the machine’s conveyor belt at the Tseung Kwan O site.

11 Jan 2020 - 8:11PM

The 31-year-old was trapped by the machine’s conveyor belt at the Tseung Kwan O site.

Man killed in rock crusher accident at Hong Kong building site