22 January 2020

Chris Yeung

He was editor-at-large at the South China Morning Post and, more recently, deputy chief editor of the Hong Kong Economic Journal.
  • Relations between Hong Kong and Beijing will be more strained after riot police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong system in doubt under ‘one country’ shadow

    - Oct 6, 2014 9:34am
    Much has been said about the decline of Hong Kong, albeit in a gradual manner, in terms of competitiveness amid growing rivalry from other cities in mainland China and in the Asia-Pacific region. True, the former...
  • Comments from the top should quell rumors about Leung Chun-ying's (right) immediate future but his role in political reform is in doubt. Photo: HKEJ

    Leung’s job safe, but reform role sidelined

    - Jul 21, 2014 5:07pm
    Speculation about an early exit for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying should be quelled, at least for now, with National People’s Congress chairman Zhang Dejiang giving a positive assessment of Leung’s performance at weekend closed door meetings...
  • Pro-democracy protesters occupy a street in Hong Kong's Central district at dawn on July 2 after an overnight vigil. Business and financial bodies have mixed views on the movement. Photo: Reuters

    Top firms feel the heat of Occupy Central

    - Jul 10, 2014 2:59pm
    Leading financial institutions, business chambers and companies are feeling the heat of the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong as full-scale blockade actions look increasingly imminent following the night-time action at Chater Road at the end...
  • Police arrested 511 people from a street in Hong Kong's financial district early Wednesday. The sit-in protest, which came after a massive rally on July 1, is seen as a curtain-raiser for the Occupy Central blockade. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong enters turbulent waters after July 1 storm

    - Jul 2, 2014 3:29pm
    Hong Kong is poised for further choppiness in its political seas following the arrest of more than 500 people at a sit-in protest that came at the end of a huge rally on July 1, in...
  • Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is apparently trying to cool the political temperature ahead of the pro-democracy march on July 1. Photo: HKEJ

    Eyebrows raised as Leung says Global Times wrong

    - Jun 25, 2014 11:56am
    Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong’s chief executive, is known for his religious adherence to the official stance taken by the Chinese central authorities. Set against that background, eyebrows were raised on Tuesday when Leung came out to...
  • Police are deployed to the Legco building after protesters erected banners Friday to demand the withdrawal of a development plan for the New Territories. Photo: AFP

    Clash over new town plan a perfect storm

    - Jun 16, 2014 4:04pm
    While adding uncertainty to a government new town plan for northeast New Territories, ugly clashes between Hong Kong police and social activists and villagers Friday night have laid bare underlying tensions in the city’s socio-political landscape...
  • By stating clearly that it holds “comprehensive jurisdiction” over Hong Kong, Beijing is hoping to “correct” what it deems as erroneous thinking about the fundamentals of the “one country, two systems” principle. Photo: AFP

    The betting on Hong Kong is on again

    - Jun 12, 2014 3:54pm
    Seven years ago, Time magazine admitted in its cover story its sister magazine, Fortune, made a mistake in 1995 when it famously predicted the death of Hong Kong. The Fortune story by Louis Kraar wrote: “The...
  • The opening of Macau's gaming market has been a tremendous success but its political development is off to a slow start. Photo: Bloomberg

    Voice of democracy resonates in Chinese cities

    - May 30, 2014 3:51pm
    Macau’s first chief executive, Edmund Ho, was in a humble mood when he called the former Portuguese enclave Hong Kong’s “little brother”, a reference to their economic development. Since then, Macau has witnessed dramatic change. The...
  • Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying doesn't have an easy choice with regard to curbs on mainland tourists. Photo: Bloomberg

    Leung tests the waters on mainland tourist cut

    - May 27, 2014 3:45pm
    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was quick Tuesday to play down an idea to slash the number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong by 20 percent, after apparently discussing the proposal at a meeting of a top-level...
  • Leung Chun-ying's tough stand has poured oil on the fire of executive-legislative relations. Photo: AFP

    Chaos stops play in Leung’s Legco hardball game

    - May 22, 2014 4:11pm
    Longstanding tension between Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and radical lawmakers turned ugly Thursday as his regular question-time session was cut short after “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung rejected marching orders from Legco President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing. Leung...
  • Chief Executive Leung chun-ying says his government will not seek extra funding from legislators because such a move will only encourage radicals to hold up the budget. Photo: HKEJ

    Beginning of the end of Budget filibuster

    - May 20, 2014 3:33pm
    The ongoing filibuster of Hong Kong’s 2014-15 Budget is set to take an important turn as early as Wednesday after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying sharply criticized radical lawmakers for holding up the measure and Legislative Council...
  • The probe into the MTRC cross-border rail fiasco will look into systemic deficiencies but not pinpoint responsibility. Photo: Bloomberg

    Justice Hartman to lead rail link delay probe

    - May 16, 2014 5:13pm
    The Hong Kong government on Friday appointed a top judge to head a three-member expert panel to look into the delayed Hong Kong-Guangzhou high-speed rail project. It was another move to ease public anger over the...
  • Carrie Lam cites disruption to public service caused by the filibusters. Photo: HKEJ

    Top officials wage war against filibusters

    - May 14, 2014 3:26pm
    History does repeat itself. That’s the lesson the Leung Chun-ying team is learning with the filibustering of the 2014/2015 Budget turning from bad to worse and spreading like a virus in the legislature. Deciding that enough...
  • Vietnamese demonstrators protest China's alleged invasion of Vietnam's territorial waters. Photo: AFP

    Water cannons yes, but live-fire exchanges unlikely

    - May 13, 2014 5:29pm
    Tensions have again risen in the South China Sea after China, the Philippines and Vietnam ratcheted up posturing over territorial rights in their long-running maritime disputes. It came on the heels of a four-nation tour by...
  • All the three options chosen by the Occupy Central supporters feature public nomination. Photo: HKEJ

    Democratic Party at crossroads in reform fight

    - May 13, 2014 2:06pm
    To stay or not to stay. That is the question faced by the Democratic Party, arguably Hong Kong’s pro-democracy flagship, over its membership in the Alliance for True Democracy. The Democrats have apparently found the decision...
  • Anthony Cheung has sidestepped questions about whether he will resign. Photo: HKEJ

    Rail link scandal puts Cheung’s fate in balance

    - May 7, 2014 5:13pm
    He was a dark horse for the 2017 chief executive race but Housing and Transport Secretary Anthony Cheung Bing-leung could find himself out of the running as the bungling of the cross-border high-speed rail link raises...
  • Chief Secretary Carrie Lam is asking for some leeway on the universal suffrage issue, but is she addressing her appeal to the pan-democrats or to Beijing? Photo: HKEJ

    Who’s blocking the road to Hong Kong democracy?

    - May 5, 2014 12:23pm
    Is she calling on pan-democratic legislators not to oppose the government’s universal suffrage blueprint for the 2017 chief executive election? Or is she actually asking Beijing for more leeway in the electoral arrangements to make them...
  • While Leung Chun-ying has been effusive in his praise of Hong Kong's press freedom, mainland officials are a little more cautious. Photo: AFP

    WEEKENDER: How Beijing push could hurt HK press freedom

    - Apr 25, 2014 3:46pm
    For the first time in many years, Hong Kong media top brass were given a high-level reception by key officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs during a three-day visit to Beijing that began Wednesday. On...
  • In his Asia trip, US President Barack Obama is confronted with the arduous job of cementing ties with allies in the region while seeking cooperation with a rising China. Photo: AFP

    Obama back to the future in Asia trip

    - Apr 23, 2014 4:17pm
    Amid a sea of doubts about his vow to “return to Asia”, dubbed as “rebalancing”, after he canceled a planned trip to the region last year, US President Barack Obama is finally back in Asia Wednesday. He is...
  • Premier Li's announcement of a cross-border stock trading program came ahead of a meeting of Hong Kong pan-democratic lawmakers with mainland officials. Photo: Reuters

    WEEKENDER: ‘Through train’ arrives amid choppy political waters

    - Apr 11, 2014 5:16pm
    The timing of Premier Li Keqiang’s surprise announcement Thursday of the so-called “through train” arrangement that allows investors in Hong Kong and Shanghai to buy stocks traded on each other’s bourses could not be more intriguing....