Fiona Sun

Fiona Sun is a news reporter on the Hong Kong desk of the South China Morning Post. She writes on issues that matter to the city’s residents, including geographic communities, ethnic minorities or those brought together by common causes and interests.
Fiona Sun
Fiona Sun is a news reporter on the Hong Kong desk of the South China Morning Post. She writes on issues that matter to the city’s residents, including geographic communities, ethnic minorities or those brought together by common causes and interests.

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Cancer foundation’s new Kowloon centre provides art therapy, helping sick children to put aside illness and pain

Features include free art classes, a playroom, and youth corner for young adults to relax

2 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

Features include free art classes, a playroom, and youth corner for young adults to relax

Cancer foundation’s new Kowloon centre provides art therapy, helping sick children to put aside illness and pain
Not the Michelin guide: Hong Kong restaurants branded ‘yellow’ if they support protests, ‘blue’ if they don’t

Restaurants risk attack, loss of business, harassment once they reveal political stance.

2 Nov 2019 - 9:20AM

Restaurants risk attack, loss of business, harassment once they reveal political stance.

Not the Michelin guide: Hong Kong restaurants branded ‘yellow’ if they support protests, ‘blue’ if they don’t
Online shopping gets a boost as wary Hong Kong consumers stay home to avoid protests

More shoppers going online to buy groceries, food, clothes and even furniture

26 Oct 2019 - 11:19AM

More shoppers going online to buy groceries, food, clothes and even furniture

Online shopping gets a boost as wary Hong Kong consumers stay home to avoid protests
Visit Hong Kong? Tourism sector reels as months of protests, disruptions leave travellers saying: No, thanks

Discounts at attractions, hotels not enough to bring back mainland and overseas visitors.

26 Oct 2019 - 11:21AM

Discounts at attractions, hotels not enough to bring back mainland and overseas visitors.

Visit Hong Kong? Tourism sector reels as months of protests, disruptions leave travellers saying: No, thanks
Hong Kong cafe seen as supportive of anti-government protesters smashed up ‘by four masked men’

Owner who offers free meals to students says four masked men attacked the Hung Hom eatery in early morning wrecking spree costing the business HK$100,000.

24 Oct 2019 - 9:53PM

Owner who offers free meals to students says four masked men attacked the Hung Hom eatery in early morning wrecking spree costing the business HK$100,000.

Hong Kong cafe seen as supportive of anti-government protesters smashed up ‘by four masked men’
Hong Kong’s struggling tourism sector gets HK$100 million cash sweetener, but industry says it means ‘nothing’ with no customers

Travel agents will be offered a cash incentive of HK$120 per inbound tourist staying overnight, and HK$100 per outbound tourist, with a maximum of 500 tourists per agent

23 Oct 2019 - 11:06PM

Travel agents will be offered a cash incentive of HK$120 per inbound tourist staying overnight, and HK$100 per outbound tourist, with a maximum of 500 tourists per agent

Hong Kong’s struggling tourism sector gets HK$100 million cash sweetener, but industry says it means ‘nothing’ with no customers
‘I want to make people smile,’ says Finnish artist behind Hong Kong’s colourful murals of flamingos and flora

Riitta Kuisma has completed more than 15 outdoor artworks across the city since 2015.

19 Oct 2019 - 10:11AM

Riitta Kuisma has completed more than 15 outdoor artworks across the city since 2015.

‘I want to make people smile,’ says Finnish artist behind Hong Kong’s colourful murals of flamingos and flora
Hong Kong teachers in the firing line over surge in students joining anti-government protests, getting arrested

Schools criticised for failure to rein in students boycotting classes, staging sit-ins and forming human chains on campus.

14 Oct 2019 - 10:43AM

Schools criticised for failure to rein in students boycotting classes, staging sit-ins and forming human chains on campus.

Hong Kong teachers in the firing line over surge in students joining anti-government protests, getting arrested
Why Hong Kong protesters head for historic area that is home to city’s oldest university and ‘Instagram Pier’

Sai Wan has become a flashpoint for anti-government protests since June because of its political significance – the area is the location for Beijing’s liaison office in the city.

5 Oct 2019 - 12:00PM

Sai Wan has become a flashpoint for anti-government protests since June because of its political significance – the area is the location for Beijing’s liaison office in the city.

Why Hong Kong protesters head for historic area that is home to city’s oldest university and ‘Instagram Pier’
Hong Kong’s domestic helpers from Indonesia and the Philippines struggle through fear and pain of protest crisis

Among those hurt by months of anti-government protests are more than 398,000 domestic workers – many are scared and considering leaving.

17 Oct 2019 - 9:23AM

Among those hurt by months of anti-government protests are more than 398,000 domestic workers – many are scared and considering leaving.

Hong Kong’s domestic helpers from Indonesia and the Philippines struggle through fear and pain of protest crisis
Hongkonger hopes to transform lives of orphans near Myanmar’s ‘Golden Triangle’ drug zone with music school and piano lessons

Angel Cheng Hoi-yan’s students to perform in Hong Kong next month to raise funds for their music school near the ‘Golden Triangle’.

28 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM

Angel Cheng Hoi-yan’s students to perform in Hong Kong next month to raise funds for their music school near the ‘Golden Triangle’.

Hongkonger hopes to transform lives of orphans near Myanmar’s ‘Golden Triangle’ drug zone with music school and piano lessons
Hong Kong student with cerebral palsy draws on her determined character to sketch out calligraphy dream

Ali Faria Hussain, 18, refuses to let condition stand in the way of her passion. She also publicly challenges discrimination, gently explaining to one impatient shopper why she was being slow at checkout.

28 Sep 2019 - 9:00AM

Ali Faria Hussain, 18, refuses to let condition stand in the way of her passion. She also publicly challenges discrimination, gently explaining to one impatient shopper why she was being slow at checkout.

Hong Kong student with cerebral palsy draws on her determined character to sketch out calligraphy dream
Hong Kong police caution against rise in arrests of students over anti-government protests

About 38 per cent of all the people arrested in September over anti-government protests are secondary school or university students, police say.

28 Sep 2019 - 5:46AM

About 38 per cent of all the people arrested in September over anti-government protests are secondary school or university students, police say.

Hong Kong police caution against rise in arrests of students over anti-government protests
Tense calm in Wan Chai before Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s first dialogue session on protest crisis – with 3,000 police deployed for security

Several nearby schools and health centres close early, with police officers seen entering Queen Elizabeth Stadium with crowd-control weapons.

26 Sep 2019 - 5:59PM

Several nearby schools and health centres close early, with police officers seen entering Queen Elizabeth Stadium with crowd-control weapons.

Tense calm in Wan Chai before Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s first dialogue session on protest crisis – with 3,000 police deployed for security
Hong Kong protesters take it easy even though government supporters plan to launch Lennon Wall clean-up action on Saturday

Hong Kong’s anti-government demonstrators say they are relaxed about people tearing up Lennon Wall notes, adding they will restore protest boards to their former glory.

21 Sep 2019 - 1:07PM

Hong Kong’s anti-government demonstrators say they are relaxed about people tearing up Lennon Wall notes, adding they will restore protest boards to their former glory.

Hong Kong protesters take it easy even though government supporters plan to launch Lennon Wall clean-up action on Saturday
Hong Kong’s cleaners, in tears as they pick up the mess left by protests, ‘need better protective gear’ to safeguard their health

Workers run gauntlet of broken glass, burned-out rubbish bins and tear gas once protesters go home, but contractors are leaving elderly employees without goggles, gloves or breathing masks.

14 Sep 2019 - 12:07PM

Workers run gauntlet of broken glass, burned-out rubbish bins and tear gas once protesters go home, but contractors are leaving elderly employees without goggles, gloves or breathing masks.

Hong Kong’s cleaners, in tears as they pick up the mess left by protests, ‘need better protective gear’ to safeguard their health
Hong Kong police officers served more than 100 boxes of raw chicken for dinner ordered from city supplier

Officers at Sheung Shui Police Station received more than 100 boxes of pasta containing raw chicken on Friday night, but the supplier is not yet known.

8 Sep 2019 - 2:19AM

Officers at Sheung Shui Police Station received more than 100 boxes of pasta containing raw chicken on Friday night, but the supplier is not yet known.

Hong Kong police officers served more than 100 boxes of raw chicken for dinner ordered from city supplier
‘Hongkongers, not expats’: the foreigners who say they have joined the protests out of a sense of responsibility to their adopted city

Both long-time residents and more recent arrivals, they say they fell in love with Hong Kong and admire protesters for standing up for their rights.

7 Sep 2019 - 12:39PM

Both long-time residents and more recent arrivals, they say they fell in love with Hong Kong and admire protesters for standing up for their rights.

‘Hongkongers, not expats’: the foreigners who say they have joined the protests out of a sense of responsibility to their adopted city
As Hong Kong’s last villages bow to development, what happens to their animals?

Some 4,000 animals affected by Kwu Tung North and Fanling North housing projects will become homeless when residents relocate.

7 Sep 2019 - 4:01PM

Some 4,000 animals affected by Kwu Tung North and Fanling North housing projects will become homeless when residents relocate.

As Hong Kong’s last villages bow to development, what happens to their animals?
The NGO that helps feed the needy while also doing something to tackle Hong Kong’s serious food waste problem

Food Grace collects surplus unspoilt food from 150 market vendors every day and hands it out to around 200 people. Hong Kong has a bad waste problem and food is the worst offender, with 3,662 tonnes being thrown out daily.

31 Aug 2019 - 3:40PM

Food Grace collects surplus unspoilt food from 150 market vendors every day and hands it out to around 200 people. Hong Kong has a bad waste problem and food is the worst offender, with 3,662 tonnes being thrown out daily.

The NGO that helps feed the needy while also doing something to tackle Hong Kong’s serious food waste problem
Theme souvenir store at Hong Kong Space Museum closes after losing renewal bid to Commercial Press

Exploration Store inspired children to know more about astronomy. But its owner says it is difficult to survive in competition with big businesses.

2 Sep 2019 - 2:56PM

Exploration Store inspired children to know more about astronomy. But its owner says it is difficult to survive in competition with big businesses.

Theme souvenir store at Hong Kong Space Museum closes after losing renewal bid to Commercial Press
Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam meets group of young people to hear views at event initiated by Beijing’s liaison office in city

About 20 people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, attended the afternoon meeting at Youth Square in Chai Wan.

27 Aug 2019 - 3:22AM

About 20 people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, attended the afternoon meeting at Youth Square in Chai Wan.

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam meets group of young people to hear views at event initiated by Beijing’s liaison office in city
Hong Kong volunteers show war on marine pollution knows no borders with joint effort in the Philippines

Group of 10 led by veteran diver hunt ghost nets which ensnare aquatic life.

24 Aug 2019 - 2:16PM

Group of 10 led by veteran diver hunt ghost nets which ensnare aquatic life.

Hong Kong volunteers show war on marine pollution knows no borders with joint effort in the Philippines
Emigrating Hongkongers seek stability elsewhere, heading to Australia, Canada, Singapore

Migration agencies report sharp increase in inquiries in recent months, as anti-government protests and street violence grip the city. As well as usual emigrant destinations, younger people look closer to home, including to Singapore and Malaysia.

17 Aug 2019 - 8:43AM

Migration agencies report sharp increase in inquiries in recent months, as anti-government protests and street violence grip the city. As well as usual emigrant destinations, younger people look closer to home, including to Singapore and Malaysia.

Emigrating Hongkongers seek stability elsewhere, heading to Australia, Canada, Singapore
Magic, Canto-pop, a French author, and the Hong Kong performer looking to recreate an age of innocence in her shows

Jane Kong has been practising magic for five years and her performances focus on the emotion her art form conveys, and wants audience to remember their childhood dreams.

10 Aug 2019 - 5:00PM

Jane Kong has been practising magic for five years and her performances focus on the emotion her art form conveys, and wants audience to remember their childhood dreams.

Magic, Canto-pop, a French author, and the Hong Kong performer looking to recreate an age of innocence in her shows
From security guards to doctors, Hong Kong’s overworking culture is a symptom of deeper social ills that may explode if left unchecked

Manpower crunch in sectors, a culture of sucking up to superiors for rewards and exploitation of flexible workforce among drivers.

27 Jul 2019 - 8:59PM

Manpower crunch in sectors, a culture of sucking up to superiors for rewards and exploitation of flexible workforce among drivers.

From security guards to doctors, Hong Kong’s overworking culture is a symptom of deeper social ills that may explode if left unchecked
Hong Kong volunteers bring news of extradition bill protests to city’s visually impaired

Team of four add audio descriptions to videos and pictures online so that blind can still know what’s going on as extradition protests continue to grip city.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:02AM

Team of four add audio descriptions to videos and pictures online so that blind can still know what’s going on as extradition protests continue to grip city.

Hong Kong volunteers bring news of extradition bill protests to city’s visually impaired
Hong Kong’s sampan industry: a sunset trade that may sink under development plans at Aberdeen Harbour

Modern marine transport has overtaken traditional vessel’s popularity, which once gave rise to bustling ‘floating village’ where boat dwellers lived.

20 Jul 2019 - 8:00AM

Modern marine transport has overtaken traditional vessel’s popularity, which once gave rise to bustling ‘floating village’ where boat dwellers lived.

Hong Kong’s sampan industry: a sunset trade that may sink under development plans at Aberdeen Harbour
Serving with kindness: the Hong Kong restaurant that helps people with intellectual disabilities find their way in the workplace

Holy Cafe in Cheung Sha Wan employs staff with mental disabilities, offering them a welcoming space free from discrimination.

13 Jul 2019 - 3:00PM

Holy Cafe in Cheung Sha Wan employs staff with mental disabilities, offering them a welcoming space free from discrimination.

Serving with kindness: the Hong Kong restaurant that helps people with intellectual disabilities find their way in the workplace
Swimming with sharks doesn’t faze Hong Kong actress and seasoned diver Hidy Yu, who is also committed to helping preserve marine life

Hidy Yu has been diving for 13 years, giving her a different view of the world. She is now an advocate for cleaner waters and ridding the ocean of debris that poses dangers to divers and sea creatures alike.

13 Jul 2019 - 11:17AM

Hidy Yu has been diving for 13 years, giving her a different view of the world. She is now an advocate for cleaner waters and ridding the ocean of debris that poses dangers to divers and sea creatures alike.

Swimming with sharks doesn’t faze Hong Kong actress and seasoned diver Hidy Yu, who is also committed to helping preserve marine life