Chermaine Lee

Chermaine Lee

An introverted journalist, Hong Kong-bred Chermaine Lee pushes her boundaries every day to cover political, social, environmental issues. Her bylines appear in SCMP, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Thomson Reuters, Deutsche Welle, BuzzFeed, among others.

Latest from Chermaine Lee

Hong Kong protests: chef at PolyU siege recalls trauma of cooking for more than 1,000 protesters before being taken to hospital

Chef Sunny Zie recalls the week he spent cooking for more than 1,000 anti-government protesters during the siege of Hong Kong Polytechnic University a year ago this month.

Chef Sunny Zie recalls the week he spent cooking for more than 1,000 anti-government protesters during the siege of Hong Kong Polytechnic University a year ago this month.

Hong Kong protests: chef at PolyU siege recalls trauma of cooking for more than 1,000 protesters before being taken to hospital
11 Nov 2020 - 7:32PM
What it’s like to be black and African in Hong Kong: ‘there is racism literally in every corner’

Racism is rife for the city’s black residents, despite many having been born and raised in Hong Kong and being able to speak Cantonese.

Racism is rife for the city’s black residents, despite many having been born and raised in Hong Kong and being able to speak Cantonese.

What it’s like to be black and African in Hong Kong: ‘there is racism literally in every corner’
6 Aug 2020 - 1:02PM
Hong Kong dating scam: sales agents pose as dates to sell services and earn a commission

Hong Kong love-seekers thrilled at being asked out on dates by online suitors are finding themselves being pushed to buy things like expensive massage and beauty packages when they meet – and plenty are falling for it.

Hong Kong love-seekers thrilled at being asked out on dates by online suitors are finding themselves being pushed to buy things like expensive massage and beauty packages when they meet – and plenty are falling for it.

Hong Kong dating scam: sales agents pose as dates to sell services and earn a commission
12 Jul 2019 - 10:01AM
Homeless in Hong Kong: why men account for nearly nine in 10 street sleepers

Pride and Hong Kong’s patriarchal society mean men are less likely to seek help than women when it comes to being homeless. Women are generally more willing to talk and try to understand how they can improve their situation.

Pride and Hong Kong’s patriarchal society mean men are less likely to seek help than women when it comes to being homeless. Women are generally more willing to talk and try to understand how they can improve their situation.

Homeless in Hong Kong: why men account for nearly nine in 10 street sleepers
20 Feb 2019 - 8:22PM
Climate change is bad for your mental health – and the situation will only get worse

From eczema sufferers to dementia patients, rising temperatures and more common extreme weather events lead to more hospital admissions for mental disorders in subtropical cities such as Hong Kong.

From eczema sufferers to dementia patients, rising temperatures and more common extreme weather events lead to more hospital admissions for mental disorders in subtropical cities such as Hong Kong.

Climate change is bad for your mental health – and the situation will only get worse
12 Oct 2018 - 8:15PM
Why do people love hentai, Japanese anime porn? In Hong Kong, suppressed sexual desire and interest in Japanese culture play a part

Hentai means ‘perverse sexual desire’, and can feature anything from huge sex organs to alien tentacles. Experts say Hongkongers’ conservatism and love of Japanese culture, as well as a lack of sex education, drives their interest in it.

Hentai means ‘perverse sexual desire’, and can feature anything from huge sex organs to alien tentacles. Experts say Hongkongers’ conservatism and love of Japanese culture, as well as a lack of sex education, drives their interest in it.

Why do people love hentai, Japanese anime porn? In Hong Kong, suppressed sexual desire and interest in Japanese culture play a part
30 Aug 2018 - 1:12AM