Tinshui Yeung

ICFJ Knight Innovation Fellow

Tinshui Yeung is an independent editor and journalist from Hong Kong, currently living and working in the UK. As an ICFJ Knight Innovation Fellow, Yeung researched how information technology such as blockchain, internet archiving and encryption may help journalists around the globe, especially those under threat of authoritative rule, to operate more freely and securely.

An innovator in Hong Kong journalism, he helped start up several projects for the Standnews, such as the arts section, the feature section and the UK bureau. Together with his colleagues, Tinshui closely recorded the political turmoil in Hong Kong from the Umbrella Revolution in 2014 to the enactment of the National Security Law in 2020.

Apart from socio-political stories, Yeung is also a prominent writer of arts and culture. His critiques and  journalistic works are widely published in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.

In addition to journalism, Yeung is also a scholar whose research focuses on the relationship between the arts and society. He received his Ph.D. in Global Arts from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2021.

His publications include the book titled Farmer’s Horizon, which tells the stories of agriculture and urbanization in Hong Kong and Japan, and the Chinese translation of the book For a Left Populism by the political theorist Chantal Mouffe. Tinshui has received awards for his academic and journalistic work, including the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship and the Medienbotschafter China-Deutschland Fellowship by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.