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 extradition bill: city’s leader hints that only requests from China’s top court or prosecutor will be accepted

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam says she hopes for ‘positive response’ to suggestion requests only come from China’s top court or prosecutor’s office, as she blasts pan-democrats for double-standards on foreign intervention.

22 May 2019 - 11:20PM

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam says she hopes for ‘positive response’ to suggestion requests only come from China’s top court or prosecutor’s office, as she blasts pan-democrats for double-standards on foreign intervention.

Hong Kong extradition bill: city’s leader hints that only requests from China’s top court or prosecutor will be accepted
Hong Kong residents being misled by extradition bill detractors, says former security chief Regina Ip, warning of possible US sanctions if contentious law is passed

Former security chief says government underestimated opposition to the bill and calls for it to be passed through Hong Kong’s legislature as soon as possible.

19 May 2019 - 11:05PM

Former security chief says government underestimated opposition to the bill and calls for it to be passed through Hong Kong’s legislature as soon as possible.

Hong Kong residents being misled by extradition bill detractors, says former security chief Regina Ip, warning of possible US sanctions if contentious law is passed
Beijing’s top man in Hong Kong lashes out at international critics of contentious extradition bill and vows to ‘take them on all the way’

Liaison office director Wang Zhimin singles out US Consul General Kurt Tong and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when accusing Western powers of ganging up on China, but vows to ‘take them on all the way’.

18 May 2019 - 5:46AM

Liaison office director Wang Zhimin singles out US Consul General Kurt Tong and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when accusing Western powers of ganging up on China, but vows to ‘take them on all the way’.

Beijing’s top man in Hong Kong lashes out at international critics of contentious extradition bill and vows to ‘take them on all the way’
Lawmaker caught expressing fear of upsetting Beijing over possible delays to national anthem bill in Hong Kong

Martin Liao’s unguarded comments during personal conversation with Horace Cheung picked up by meeting room microphone he thought was switched off.

17 May 2019 - 11:32PM

Martin Liao’s unguarded comments during personal conversation with Horace Cheung picked up by meeting room microphone he thought was switched off.

Lawmaker caught expressing fear of upsetting Beijing over possible delays to national anthem bill in Hong Kong
Hong Kong airport’s third runway project to get help with sand supplies from Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, city leader Carrie Lam says

Chief executive announces mainland Chinese help for project, which was delayed for four months by the suspension of sand supplies and bad weather. But legislator notes lack of details given about the plan.

16 May 2019 - 11:23PM

Chief executive announces mainland Chinese help for project, which was delayed for four months by the suspension of sand supplies and bad weather. But legislator notes lack of details given about the plan.

Hong Kong airport’s third runway project to get help with sand supplies from Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, city leader Carrie Lam says
Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam says it is ‘almost impossible’ to drop controversial extradition bill

Beijing’s liaison office in the city urges public not to heed rumours spread by the opposition. In the legislature, two sides again fail to break deadlock after short meeting.

17 May 2019 - 3:22AM

Beijing’s liaison office in the city urges public not to heed rumours spread by the opposition. In the legislature, two sides again fail to break deadlock after short meeting.

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam says it is ‘almost impossible’ to drop controversial extradition bill
Hong Kong extradition bill: fears over mainland China’s judicial system need to be addressed, says Zhang Xiaoming, Beijing’s top official for the city

Zhang Xiaoming, head of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, was speaking to a Hong Kong delegation on Wednesday.

15 May 2019 - 11:28PM

Zhang Xiaoming, head of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, was speaking to a Hong Kong delegation on Wednesday.

Hong Kong extradition bill: fears over mainland China’s judicial system need to be addressed, says Zhang Xiaoming, Beijing’s top official for the city
Hong Kong leader stakes credibility on extradition bill – but impasse continues in Legislative Council

Carrie Lam faces her worst political crisis since taking office nearly two years ago, but expects to get the votes to pass the controversial legislation.

15 May 2019 - 9:29AM

Carrie Lam faces her worst political crisis since taking office nearly two years ago, but expects to get the votes to pass the controversial legislation.

Hong Kong leader stakes credibility on extradition bill – but impasse continues in Legislative Council
President of Macau’s Legislative Assembly Ho Iat-seng tipped to be city’s next chief executive and will probably run unopposed

Ho Iat-seng, a respected business leader, was expected to become chief executive in 2009 but decided to run for the legislature instead.

25 Apr 2019 - 7:00AM

Ho Iat-seng, a respected business leader, was expected to become chief executive in 2009 but decided to run for the legislature instead.

President of Macau’s Legislative Assembly Ho Iat-seng tipped to be city’s next chief executive and will probably run unopposed
China’s top legislative body accepts resignation of Macau deputy Ho Iat-seng, paving way for him to become casino hub’s next leader

NPC Standing Committee member Ho Iat-seng, 61, is expected to be the sole candidate in Macau’s chief executive election in August.

23 Apr 2019 - 8:38PM

NPC Standing Committee member Ho Iat-seng, 61, is expected to be the sole candidate in Macau’s chief executive election in August.

China’s top legislative body accepts resignation of Macau deputy Ho Iat-seng, paving way for him to become casino hub’s next leader
Green groups and academics outraged over new housing project near Hong Kong Wetland Park, calling it a ‘bad precedent’

Outrage erupts after Buildings Department approves building of 19 residential towers in Fung Lok Wai, one of the last wetlands east of the park.

22 Apr 2019 - 9:55PM

Outrage erupts after Buildings Department approves building of 19 residential towers in Fung Lok Wai, one of the last wetlands east of the park.

Green groups and academics outraged over new housing project near Hong Kong Wetland Park, calling it a ‘bad precedent’
Hong Kong mainland affairs minister bemoans pro-democracy lawmakers’ boycott of Shanghai and Hangzhou trip

Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip said the visit was not political in nature and in boycotting it, the pan-democrats were bringing politics into play.

21 Apr 2019 - 11:00PM

Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip said the visit was not political in nature and in boycotting it, the pan-democrats were bringing politics into play.

Hong Kong mainland affairs minister bemoans pro-democracy lawmakers’ boycott of Shanghai and Hangzhou trip
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