Hong Kong Leader CY Leung’s Daughter Claims Domestic Abuse, Threatens Walkout

Leung Chai-yan, the daughter of Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying, says her mother abused her on social media, allegations the Chief Executive denies.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday morning, Ms. Leung, 23, wrote that her mother, Regina Tong Ching-yee, “literally just pushed me up against a wall,” “slapped” her, and hurled foul language at their Government House residence. After being “kicked”, Ms. Leung stumbled and “hit my spine” against a table corner.

“What you see on the outside—in public—is not what you see behind closed doors,” Ms. Leung continued, adding that her mother has “issues” and should seek medical help.

“From this day onwards, I’m leaving home forever,” said the college student, who is pursuing her studies in the …

Read More


  • David Shambaugh, professor of political science at George Washington University. (gwu.edu)

    Global Times Responds to David Shambaugh

    It’s a regular favorite of China watchers: What is Global Times, the state-run, inflammatory nationalist rag, saying on the topic of the moment?

    Global Times editorials have defended the blocking of Gmail, attacked Western news reporters in China for playing politics, and chastised American ambassador Gary Locke for buying his own coffee at Starbucks.

    But …

    Read more

  • Civic Party's Ken Tsang (R) and "Grandpa Wong" (L) pose for a picture at the "Selma" premiere in Hong Kong on Feb. 27, 2015. (Larry Ong/Epoch Times)

    ‘Glory at the End’: Yellow Umbrellas Raised at ‘Selma’ Hong Kong Premiere

    HONG KONG—Five days after rapper Common sent a shout-out to the Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators during an Oscars acceptance speech, Selma opened to a full house in the city.

    Amnesty International Hong Kong held a charity premiere of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. biopic at iSquare shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui on Friday …

    Read more

  • Martin Lee (2nd L), the founding chairman of the Democratic Party in Hong Kong, is interviewed by the media while a protester (behind) holds up a sign of support at the main pro-democracy protest site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Dec. 11, 2014. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Police Make ‘Arrest Appointments’ for More Umbrella Movement Protesters

    The Hong Kong police has scheduled “arrest appointments” for another batch of protesters who took part in last year’s pro-democracy street demonstrations on Thursday.

    According to Hong Kong media, about 11 pro-democracy lawmakers and one teacher are supposed to show up at police headquarters in Wan Chai next week to assist investigations concerning their participation …

    Read more

  • Musicians Common and John Legend (R) address the audience after accepting the Oscar for  Best Original Song "Glory" (Selma) on stage  at the 87th Oscars Feb. 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bridging Selma and Hong Kong: Umbrella Movement Gets the Nod From Oscar Winner

    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement got an unexpected but welcome call of support at the 2015 Oscars.

    After bagging the Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Glory” from Selma, a film about a historic march led by civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., songwriters Common and John Legend—Lonnie Lynn and John Stephens—reminded the …

    Read more

  • Screen Shot 2015-02-21 at 9.16.04 am

    A Chinese ‘Unicorn’ Mascot Sends Hong Kong Lawmaker Flying

    Unpopular pro-establishment Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip experienced a smashing start to the Year of the Sheep.

    On Friday, the second day of the Lunar New Year, Ip and a group of government officials journeyed to Che Kung Miu temple in Sha Tin district to get a reading of Hong Kong’s fortune in the new …

    Read more

  • Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 7

    Joshua Wong’s Girlfriend Latest Hong Kong Teen Activist Facing Travel Troubles

    The girlfriend of Hong Kong’s most famous pro-democracy teen activist joined the list of Hong Kong students barred from stepping into mainland China proper on Lunar New Year’s eve.

    Student group Scholarism announced in a Facebook post that their member, Tiffany Chin Tze-man, was detained at Kunming Airport, Yunnan province on Wednesday night.




    Read more

  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying answers questions during a press conference in Hong Kong on Oct. 16, 2014. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Be Like Sheep,’ ‘Wolf’ of Hong Kong CY Leung Tells His Flock

    Hong Kong’s “wolf” just unsettled the city’s residents by asking them to take after this Lunar New Year’s zodiac animal.

    In a Lunar New Year message Wednesday, hugely unpopular Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told the southern Chinese city’s people to be “mild and gentle” like sheep in the Year of the Sheep, which begins Thursday.…

    Read more

  • Alex Chow, secretary general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, speaks at a press conference in the Central District of Hong Kong on Oct. 9, 2014. The HKFS recently confirmed that it plans on a trip to Beijing to meet top Party leaders later in the month. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Protest Leaders To Attend Human Rights Summit in Geneva

    The Facebook account of the Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, announced on Feb. 10 that Alex Chow and Lester Shum, two major figures from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, would appear in Geneva on the 24th to speak at the summit.

    Chow and Shum are, respectively, the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of …

    Read more

  • Dealers wait on the square to buy imported milk formula from people coming from Hong Kong at Luohu Control Port in Shenzhen, south China's Guangzhou province on April 13, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    In 2014, 9,200 People Tried to Sneak 90 Tons of Baby Formula From Hong Kong

    Edited on Feb. 11.

    “Out of control.” That’s what a Hong Kong magistrate called the illicit transport of milk powder from the city last year.

    The magistrate made those comments last week after issuing a two-week jail sentence to a woman who tried to leave Hong Kong with 44 pounds (20.1 kilograms) of infant formula, …

    Read more

  • In this screenshot from a Chinese Central Television interview, Liu Han, former Chinese mining tycoon, is shown in prison garb. Liu was executed on Feb. 9, 2015 for committing multiple crimes including murder and gun-running. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Mining Tycoon Executed With Associates

    Chinese millionaire Liu Han, his brother and three associates were executed on Feb. 9 for a series of charges, including murder and organized crime, according to state media reports. Liu reportedly had close ties to Zhou Bin, son of former security czar Zhou Yongkang.

    48 year-old Liu was convicted of 13 crimes including the murders …

    Read more

  • Wang Qishan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) attends the opening session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2014. A recent People's Daily article describes three tactics used by the CCDI to bring down corrupt officials. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Sharp Knife and an Ancient Essay, Tools for Rooting Out Corruption in China

    The Chinese regime’s corruption busters have armed themselves with a “sharp knife” and an “ancient Chinese essay” to take down Chinese officials in 2015. They are using the same tactics as last year, which turned out to be quite successful, according to state-run People’s Daily on Feb. 4.

    Luring the Tiger Out

    The ancient Chinese …

    Read more

  • A plane from Chinese airline China Eastern departs from Hongqiaou Airport in Shanghai in front of the skyline on February 8, 2015. UniGroup Relocation, an international moving company, recently conducted a study showing that twice as many expatriates left China than arrived in 2014. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Expatriate Population in China Dwindling, Says Moving Company

    Once a popular destination for foreign employees looking to do business with over a billion consumers, China isn’t looking so hot anymore.

    UniGroup Relocation, an international moving company, recently conducted a study showing that twice as many expatriates left China than arrived in 2014.

    The results were obtained from the firm’s customer data. UniGroup Relocation …

    Read more

  • Chinese Communist Party Releases Very Own Propaganda Video

    China’s communist regime is going to help make the sky bluer, the harvests better, pensions bigger, and wives prettier—so says a recent, short propaganda film published online. The piece was produced by a Beijing-based film company who has made previous forays into the world of Chinese state propaganda, but never in quote so saccharine a …

    Read more

  • Chinese prostitutes wait for customers at a neighborhood brothel in Shanghai, 29 November 2006. Officials in the Chinese Communist Party and government were involved in over 700,000 extramarital affairs in 2014, according to a report by the Hong Kong magazine Chengming. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Officials Had 700,000 Extramarital Affairs in 2014, Report Says

    Officials in the Chinese Communist Party and government were involved in over 700,000 extramarital affairs in 2014, according to the regime’s internal statistics, Hong Kong’s Chengming Magazine reported in its February edition.

    Over 70 percent of the cases involved officials at the division level or higher, and nearly 22,000 cases were filed at local courts.…

    Read more

  • A man walks past a display of baby formula  in Hong Kong on Jan. 30, 2013. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Hong Kong Judge Just Called This Chinese Shopping Habit a ‘National Disgrace’ – and Netizens Agree

    Hongkongers and Chinese mainlanders are not on the best of terms these days, but nearly everyone agrees with what a Hong Kong judge said during a recent court session.

    On Feb. 6, judge Ng Wai-fong convicted 23 Hong Kong and Chinese residents for trying to smuggle large quantities of milk powder past Hong Kong customs …

    Read more

  • I really wanna know what "Waked Student Left Leg Cramped" has got to say. (Screen shot/legco.gov.hk)

    ‘Booyahrism’ and ‘Waked Student Left Leg Cramped’ Just Joined Hong Kong’s Political Reform Talks

    Think “Scholarism” is a cool name for a pro-democracy group? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

    The Hong Kong government is meeting over two hundred individuals and groups on Saturday, Feb. 7 as part of a two-month long public consultations on political reform in the city.

    Scrolling through the list of attendees, one finds the usual …

    Read more

  • A photo from March 5, 2008 showing Chinese urban enforcement officials, known as "chengguan," in action against civilians. A gang formed by Chinese students at Michigan State University that styles its after the hated chengguan was allegedly involved in a violent bar confrontation on Jan. 31, 2014. (Sina Weibo)

    Chinese Gangsters on Michigan Campus Ape Chengguans Both in Name and in Deed

    They descend upon defenseless hawkers and destitute street urchins with brutal force. Their fists know no bounds. China’s answer to the the nation’s rapidly-growing urban power, their name has become a synonym for senseless violence and abuse of power. These hated uniformed goons are the urban enforcement officers known to the Chinese simply as “chengguan.”…

    Read more

  • View of Central Hong Kong from Kowloon Aug 1, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    One Country, Two TV Systems? In China, Hong Kong Online TV Programs Face Censorship

    Hong Kong is a part of China. Its web television shows aren’t.

    January 2015 has come and gone, but Hong Kong broadcaster Television Broadcasts (TVB) has yet to air their productions on mainland China video sites, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    This is because the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT)—China’s …

    Read more

  • The Hong Kong police newsletter before correction. Characters circled in red are simplified characters. (Screen shot/standnews.com)

    Out of Character: Brows Raised Over Chinese Script in Hong Kong Police Newsletter

    Hongkongers who read the latest police newsletter were shocked to find certain small, but potentially significant “errors.”

    In an article about new traffic policing equipment in the online edition of Offbeat, netizens spotted a handful of words that didn’t look quite right.

    The Chinese characters for “after,” “technique,” “plans,” and “range” were written in simplified …

    Read more

  • Receive Our Epoch 10 Newsletter
    Important stories from around the world,
    in your inbox daily.