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 autonomy is a strength that will power Greater Bay Area’s success, officials tell high-powered symposium

Governing principle of ‘one country, two systems’ can make difference and is key to new economic plan.

21 Feb 2019 - 5:56PM
Hong Kong’s autonomy is a strength that will power Greater Bay Area’s success, officials tell high-powered symposium

Governing principle of ‘one country, two systems’ can make difference and is key to new economic plan.

Four things China’s Greater Bay Area plan failed to address in its Silicon Valley dream

Newly released blueprint is heavy on initiatives but light on implementation, leaving questions on how policies would be carried out and issues on intercity rivalry.

20 Feb 2019 - 8:17AM
Four things China’s Greater Bay Area plan failed to address in its Silicon Valley dream

Newly released blueprint is heavy on initiatives but light on implementation, leaving questions on how policies would be carried out and issues on intercity rivalry.

China’s State Council reveals details of Greater Bay Area plan to turn Hong Kong and 10 neighbouring cities into economic hub

Years in the making, scheme embodies President Xi Jinping’s ambition to build innovation and finance powerhouse to rival Silicon Valley and Tokyo Bay Area.

19 Feb 2019 - 10:18AM
China’s State Council reveals details of Greater Bay Area plan to turn Hong Kong and 10 neighbouring cities into economic hub

Years in the making, scheme embodies President Xi Jinping’s ambition to build innovation and finance powerhouse to rival Silicon Valley and Tokyo Bay Area.

Blueprint for China’s ‘Greater Bay Area’ project covering Hong Kong, Macau and 9 Guangdong cities set to be revealed on Monday at the earliest

China’s cabinet, the State Council, is due to reveal the blueprint, according to a source, while constitutional and mainland affairs chief Patrick Nip says document will mark a new beginning in the working relationship between Hong Kong and central authorities.

18 Feb 2019 - 12:37PM
Blueprint for China’s ‘Greater Bay Area’ project covering Hong Kong, Macau and 9 Guangdong cities set to be revealed on Monday at the earliest

China’s cabinet, the State Council, is due to reveal the blueprint, according to a source, while constitutional and mainland affairs chief Patrick Nip says document will mark a new beginning in the working relationship between Hong Kong and central authorities.

Slowest economic growth in two years expected amid US-China trade war and weak retail, Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan says

Paul Chan posts dampened outlook on his official blog, estimating the growth rate for last year to be only 3 per cent, compared with 3.8 for 2017. Retail volumes and commodities exports also on a low.

17 Feb 2019 - 11:18PM
Slowest economic growth in two years expected amid US-China trade war and weak retail, Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan says

Paul Chan posts dampened outlook on his official blog, estimating the growth rate for last year to be only 3 per cent, compared with 3.8 for 2017. Retail volumes and commodities exports also on a low.

US-China trade war and Huawei ‘suppression’ show West wants repeat of opium wars, says Hong Kong lawmaker Kenneth Lau, chief of powerful rural body Heung Yee Kuk

The organisation’s chief spoke at a spring reception attended by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and other top officials.

12 Feb 2019 - 4:55AM
US-China trade war and Huawei ‘suppression’ show West wants repeat of opium wars, says Hong Kong lawmaker Kenneth Lau, chief of powerful rural body Heung Yee Kuk

The organisation’s chief spoke at a spring reception attended by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and other top officials.

Politicians from both sides of Hong Kong’s divide reaching out to international contacts as US-China trade war threatens to hit city

Pro-Beijing parties have followed pan-democrats in reaching out to foreign politicians, diplomats and businesspeople. Both sides are concerned after a US advisory commission suggested reviewing separate trade status Hong Kong enjoys from China.

8 Feb 2019 - 6:28AM
Politicians from both sides of Hong Kong’s divide reaching out to international contacts as US-China trade war threatens to hit city

Pro-Beijing parties have followed pan-democrats in reaching out to foreign politicians, diplomats and businesspeople. Both sides are concerned after a US advisory commission suggested reviewing separate trade status Hong Kong enjoys from China.

Hong Kong’s HK$10 million Lunar New Year fireworks display dazzles despite forecast for foggy weather

The weather was much kinder than the forecasters had predicted, and fog and drizzle held off so visitors mostly enjoyed a clear view of the 23-minute show.

7 Feb 2019 - 12:25AM
Hong Kong’s HK$10 million Lunar New Year fireworks display dazzles despite forecast for foggy weather

The weather was much kinder than the forecasters had predicted, and fog and drizzle held off so visitors mostly enjoyed a clear view of the 23-minute show.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pledges to improve city’s health care system as numbers suggest worst of flu season could be over

Chief Executive rejects suggestion she believes HK$500 million cash boost was answer to all problems and says she has been listening to what health care professionals have to say.

5 Feb 2019 - 7:09PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pledges to improve city’s health care system as numbers suggest worst of flu season could be over

Chief Executive rejects suggestion she believes HK$500 million cash boost was answer to all problems and says she has been listening to what health care professionals have to say.

Five little piggies: meet the first newborns to arrive in Hong Kong after city rings in Lunar New Year

Two girls and three boys were born in Hong Kong in the first hour of the Year of the Pig.

5 Feb 2019 - 4:11PM
Five little piggies: meet the first newborns to arrive in Hong Kong after city rings in Lunar New Year

Two girls and three boys were born in Hong Kong in the first hour of the Year of the Pig.

Pig day out: festive fun as Hong Kong celebrates Lunar New Year

City residents take in traditional festivities, heading to the soccer and making offerings to the Wishing Tree.

5 Feb 2019 - 4:38PM
Pig day out: festive fun as Hong Kong celebrates Lunar New Year

City residents take in traditional festivities, heading to the soccer and making offerings to the Wishing Tree.

Plaudits for PLA’s Hong Kong garrison on the march with Peppa Pig in Lunar New Year video that ends with a giggle

A 34-second video posted on the PLA garrison’s official Weibo account which features more than 100 military personnel wins praise for its humour and creativity.

3 Feb 2019 - 6:47PM
Plaudits for PLA’s Hong Kong garrison on the march with Peppa Pig in Lunar New Year video that ends with a giggle

A 34-second video posted on the PLA garrison’s official Weibo account which features more than 100 military personnel wins praise for its humour and creativity.

Answer to overcrowding in Hong Kong’s public hospitals may lie in paying patients to go private, suggests doctors’ group

Association highlights disparity in health care as it emerges that public sector treats 90 per cent of inpatients, but employs only half of the city’s doctors.

3 Feb 2019 - 10:41PM
Answer to overcrowding in Hong Kong’s public hospitals may lie in paying patients to go private, suggests doctors’ group

Association highlights disparity in health care as it emerges that public sector treats 90 per cent of inpatients, but employs only half of the city’s doctors.

Macau police officer shoots man from mainland China in leg during arrest over robbery case

Suspect drew a knife on officers and resisted arrest, police say.

3 Feb 2019 - 10:41PM
Macau police officer shoots man from mainland China in leg during arrest over robbery case

Suspect drew a knife on officers and resisted arrest, police say.

Hong Kong think tanks climb rankings – five make region’s top 100 in list by University of Pennsylvania

Our Hong Kong Foundation, the Lion Rock Institute and Civic Exchange all move up in 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index.

31 Jan 2019 - 10:25PM
Hong Kong think tanks climb rankings – five make region’s top 100 in list by University of Pennsylvania

Our Hong Kong Foundation, the Lion Rock Institute and Civic Exchange all move up in 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index.

Four major Hong Kong figures recognised by Beijing as ‘friends of diplomacy’ in inaugural award ceremony

The four, drawn from business, government and academia, received their awards from Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong Xie Feng. Xie also paid tribute to city leader Carrie Lam and two of her predecessors as chief executive, as well as a former World Health Organisation chief.

30 Jan 2019 - 10:56PM
Four major Hong Kong figures recognised by Beijing as ‘friends of diplomacy’ in inaugural award ceremony

The four, drawn from business, government and academia, received their awards from Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong Xie Feng. Xie also paid tribute to city leader Carrie Lam and two of her predecessors as chief executive, as well as a former World Health Organisation chief.

National anthem played for the first time by Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong at spring reception

Beijing supporter plays down significance, but Democratic Party chairman says this shows central government wants to emphasise sovereignty. Pan-democrats also quick to reject invitation by office head Wang Zhimin to next gathering.

30 Jan 2019 - 8:01AM
National anthem played for the first time by Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong at spring reception

Beijing supporter plays down significance, but Democratic Party chairman says this shows central government wants to emphasise sovereignty. Pan-democrats also quick to reject invitation by office head Wang Zhimin to next gathering.

Another U-turn on welfare as HK$200 penalty for elderly Hongkongers not seeking work put on hold

Welfare minister Law Chi-kwong appears to accede to public pressure by saying penalty for those aged 60 to 64 who fail to seek work may never be implemented after all.

28 Jan 2019 - 11:22PM
Another U-turn on welfare as HK$200 penalty for elderly Hongkongers not seeking work put on hold

Welfare minister Law Chi-kwong appears to accede to public pressure by saying penalty for those aged 60 to 64 who fail to seek work may never be implemented after all.

Beijing has not infringed on Hong Kong’s judicial independence, leader Carrie Lam tells US think tank the Heritage Foundation

Central government’s power to interpret Basic Law has helped to ensure Hong Kong’s prosperity since handover in 1997, chief executive says.

28 Jan 2019 - 10:11PM
Beijing has not infringed on Hong Kong’s judicial independence, leader Carrie Lam tells US think tank the Heritage Foundation

Central government’s power to interpret Basic Law has helped to ensure Hong Kong’s prosperity since handover in 1997, chief executive says.

Carrie Lam says she is not optimistic any trade deal between the US and China will last

Speaking at Davos, Hong Kong’s chief executive says more fundamental problems could be undermining relations between the two countries. Lam also expects 2019 to be a difficult year for the global economy.

23 Jan 2019 - 10:29PM
Carrie Lam says she is not optimistic any trade deal between the US and China will last

Speaking at Davos, Hong Kong’s chief executive says more fundamental problems could be undermining relations between the two countries. Lam also expects 2019 to be a difficult year for the global economy.

First-ever Hong Kong legislator to give birth in office, Eunice Yung celebrates birth of baby girl

New People’s Party vice-chairwoman says her caesarean section went smoothly.

23 Jan 2019 - 10:29PM
First-ever Hong Kong legislator to give birth in office, Eunice Yung celebrates birth of baby girl

New People’s Party vice-chairwoman says her caesarean section went smoothly.

Huge increase in investigations by Hong Kong authorities into suspected breaches of UN sanctions in last five years

Police and customs investigated 14 cases between them in 2014, and 182 last year. No cases resulted in charges as the government deregistered suspect companies or denied suspicious ships entry.

23 Jan 2019 - 11:27PM
Huge increase in investigations by Hong Kong authorities into suspected breaches of UN sanctions in last five years

Police and customs investigated 14 cases between them in 2014, and 182 last year. No cases resulted in charges as the government deregistered suspect companies or denied suspicious ships entry.

Hongkongers told to wrap up as temperature set to plummet following one of warmest Decembers on record

Observatory says northeast monsoon means temperatures over southern China will fall significantly on Monday and Tuesday.

23 Jan 2019 - 9:16AM
Hongkongers told to wrap up as temperature set to plummet following one of warmest Decembers on record

Observatory says northeast monsoon means temperatures over southern China will fall significantly on Monday and Tuesday.

Slight congestion on roads leading to Hong Kong’s Central-Wan Chai Bypass as HK$36 billion link faces first evening rush hour

Few cars seen on 4.5km link after three-hour jam on Sunday prompts drivers to take alternative routes, but traffic picked up in evening.

21 Jan 2019 - 10:17PM
Slight congestion on roads leading to Hong Kong’s Central-Wan Chai Bypass as HK$36 billion link faces first evening rush hour

Few cars seen on 4.5km link after three-hour jam on Sunday prompts drivers to take alternative routes, but traffic picked up in evening.

How China misread the US on trade during Donald Trump's early days, according to Ronnie Chan

Hong Kong tycoon and US citizen says Beijing’s negotiators failed to pick up key points in early discussions and explains how Trump’s tweets influenced ‘old friends’ to turn hawkish.

21 Jan 2019 - 4:31PM
How China misread the US on trade during Donald Trump's early days, according to Ronnie Chan

Hong Kong tycoon and US citizen says Beijing’s negotiators failed to pick up key points in early discussions and explains how Trump’s tweets influenced ‘old friends’ to turn hawkish.

Protesting Hong Kong nurses demand action over staffing shortages, saying public hospitals need more staff not money

Health secretary Sophia Chan shows up to talk to protesters but is booed.

24 Jan 2019 - 11:16AM
Protesting Hong Kong nurses demand action over staffing shortages, saying public hospitals need more staff not money

Health secretary Sophia Chan shows up to talk to protesters but is booed.

Give older people more opportunities if you want them to stay in work, experts tell Hong Kong government, in wake of welfare payment controversy

University of Hong Kong professor Paul Yip and Anthony Wong, business director of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, call on government to recognise the challenges in working past 60 and take action.

20 Jan 2019 - 8:08PM
Give older people more opportunities if you want them to stay in work, experts tell Hong Kong government, in wake of welfare payment controversy

University of Hong Kong professor Paul Yip and Anthony Wong, business director of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, call on government to recognise the challenges in working past 60 and take action.

Councillor told his plan to ship wild boars to uninhabited Hong Kong islands won’t work ‘because they can swim’

Former legislator Wong Kwok-hing floats idea at Eastern District Council meeting, but proposal is dismissed because boars can swim.

15 Jan 2019 - 8:56PM
Councillor told his plan to ship wild boars to uninhabited Hong Kong islands won’t work ‘because they can swim’

Former legislator Wong Kwok-hing floats idea at Eastern District Council meeting, but proposal is dismissed because boars can swim.

Approval ratings for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and justice chief Teresa Cheng hit new lows

University of Hong Kong poll finds pair’s popularity slipping amid elderly welfare cuts and criticism of decision not to prosecute former city leader.

15 Jan 2019 - 10:56PM
Approval ratings for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and justice chief Teresa Cheng hit new lows

University of Hong Kong poll finds pair’s popularity slipping amid elderly welfare cuts and criticism of decision not to prosecute former city leader.

New China national anthem law leaves Hong Kong schools in a quandary over whether to report pupils that insult song

Legislation makes disrespecting song a criminal offence, but will teachers report students to police?

11 Jan 2019 - 9:00AM
New China national anthem law leaves Hong Kong schools in a quandary over whether to report pupils that insult song

Legislation makes disrespecting song a criminal offence, but will teachers report students to police?

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