Fiona Sun

Hong Kong

Fiona Sun

Education: She has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong.

Fiona Sun joined the Hong Kong desk of the South China Morning Post in 2019. 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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Experts blame protests, pandemic for spike in complaints of cyberbullying, online harassment

Victims suffer online abuse, threats and obscenities as netizens attack political rivals.

11 Jul 2020 - 10:58AM

Victims suffer online abuse, threats and obscenities as netizens attack political rivals.

Experts blame protests, pandemic for spike in complaints of cyberbullying, online harassment
Hong Kong third wave: anxiety at estate hit by new coronavirus cluster, with residents uncertain of next move

Some residents have moved to relatives’ homes on their own, while there have been no concrete plans announced for Shui Chuen O Estate in Sha Tin. Cluster of 11 infections, among Friday’s 38 in city, has neighbourhood on edge.

10 Jul 2020 - 8:29PM

Some residents have moved to relatives’ homes on their own, while there have been no concrete plans announced for Shui Chuen O Estate in Sha Tin. Cluster of 11 infections, among Friday’s 38 in city, has neighbourhood on edge.

Hong Kong third wave: anxiety at estate hit by new coronavirus cluster, with residents uncertain of next move
Pandemic leaves Hong Kong women stressed by caregiving, household chores and husbands who say ‘that’s your job, not mine’

Time to drop notions of ‘male, female roles’ and start sharing household chores, experts say.

4 Jul 2020 - 10:32AM

Time to drop notions of ‘male, female roles’ and start sharing household chores, experts say.

Pandemic leaves Hong Kong women stressed by caregiving, household chores and husbands who say ‘that’s your job, not mine’
Black lives matter in Hong Kong too: African migrants say racism leaves them feeling alienated, shunned

New study finds discrimination against Africans common, takes a toll on mental well-being.

30 Jun 2020 - 10:23AM

New study finds discrimination against Africans common, takes a toll on mental well-being.

Black lives matter in Hong Kong too: African migrants say racism leaves them feeling alienated, shunned
National security law: plans for general strike in Hong Kong, class boycott fail to win enough support at unofficial ‘referendum’

Organisers needed 60,000 votes to call for a citywide work strike, but only 8,943 ballots were cast.

21 Jun 2020 - 1:58AM

Organisers needed 60,000 votes to call for a citywide work strike, but only 8,943 ballots were cast.

National security law: plans for general strike in Hong Kong, class boycott fail to win enough support at unofficial  ‘referendum’
Pandemic-related stress and isolation driving more in Hong Kong to drink, say counsellors, addiction centres

Anxiety over Covid-19, boredom, loneliness among reasons people are drinking more.

20 Jun 2020 - 11:39AM

Anxiety over Covid-19, boredom, loneliness among reasons people are drinking more.

Pandemic-related stress and isolation driving more in Hong Kong to drink, say counsellors, addiction centres
Hong Kong kids’ clothing chain Chickeeduck will not remove protester statue from store, founder says

Insisting the move was not a stunt, Herbert Chow calls it a ‘meaningful in-store display’ intended for Father’s Day weekend

19 Jun 2020 - 2:19PM

Insisting the move was not a stunt, Herbert Chow calls it a ‘meaningful in-store display’ intended for Father’s Day weekend

Hong Kong kids’ clothing chain Chickeeduck will not remove protester statue from store, founder says
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s care homes keep Covid-19 at bay, but ‘loneliness epidemic’ strikes elderly residents as family members keep away

Some residents face mental health problems from months of isolation, not seeing their family.

13 Jun 2020 - 8:35AM

Some residents face mental health problems from months of isolation, not seeing their family.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s care homes keep Covid-19 at bay, but ‘loneliness epidemic’ strikes elderly residents as family members keep away
Coronavirus: love was in the air but all Hongkongers cared about was getting a face mask, new survey of social media shows

New survey of social media posts since start of the year shows that Valentine’s Day was when city’s residents were happiest, because shortage of protective gear came to an end.

11 Jun 2020 - 11:35PM

New survey of social media posts since start of the year shows that Valentine’s Day was when city’s residents were happiest, because shortage of protective gear came to an end.

Coronavirus: love was in the air but all Hongkongers cared about was getting a face mask, new survey of social media shows
So hard to get Hong Kong’s ‘hidden youth’ to leave home, now pandemic drives them into isolation again

Reclusive youngsters trying to change suffer a setback as pandemic closes help centres.

30 May 2020 - 10:39AM

Reclusive youngsters trying to change suffer a setback as pandemic closes help centres.

So hard to get Hong Kong’s ‘hidden youth’ to leave home, now pandemic drives them into isolation again
No more cross-border commuting: as coronavirus pandemic brings Hongkongers back from mainland, some end up homeless, jobless, needing help

Mandatory quarantine restrictions end freedom to live in Shenzhen, work in Hong Kong

23 May 2020 - 12:14PM

Mandatory quarantine restrictions end freedom to live in Shenzhen, work in Hong Kong

No more cross-border commuting: as coronavirus pandemic brings Hongkongers back from mainland, some end up homeless, jobless, needing help
Isolated during Covid-19, Hong Kong’s victims of sexual violence relive their terror, seek emotional support

Hong Kong rape victim says staying home has triggered painful memories, setting back her recovery.

16 May 2020 - 12:43PM

Hong Kong rape victim says staying home has triggered painful memories, setting back her recovery.

Isolated during Covid-19, Hong Kong’s victims of sexual violence relive their terror, seek emotional support
Private-jet pilot confirmed with coronavirus in Hong Kong after contact with 18 people at Princess Margaret Hospital

Hong Kong officials say contagion risk is low because he stayed only 30 minutes on the Princess Margaret ward. He previously tested negative for Covid-19 after returning to the city in March.

18 May 2020 - 10:40AM

Hong Kong officials say contagion risk is low because he stayed only 30 minutes on the Princess Margaret ward. He previously tested negative for Covid-19 after returning to the city in March.

Private-jet pilot confirmed with coronavirus in Hong Kong after contact with 18 people at Princess Margaret Hospital
Commerce chief pleads with Hong Kong lawmakers to back HK$5.4 billion rescue of Ocean Park

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau says failure to approve cash injection will condemn the park, which owes billions in loan repayments, to closure.

15 May 2020 - 12:46PM

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau says failure to approve cash injection will condemn the park, which owes billions in loan repayments, to closure.

Commerce chief pleads with Hong Kong lawmakers to back HK$5.4 billion rescue of Ocean Park
Covid-19 toll on marriage: divorce inquiries on the rise as stay-home measures push Hong Kong couples off the edge

Helplines flooded with calls and family lawyers say more clients asking about divorce, as Hong Kong couples cannot cope being cooped up at home.

10 May 2020 - 11:06PM

Helplines flooded with calls and family lawyers say more clients asking about divorce, as Hong Kong couples cannot cope being cooped up at home.

Covid-19 toll on marriage: divorce inquiries on the rise as stay-home measures push Hong Kong couples off the edge
‘I don’t mind if she doesn’t know me,’ says 70-year-old Hong Kong man caring for wife with dementia

Dementia patients and their carers struggle to cope as pandemic measures disrupt daily routines of Hongkongers.

9 May 2020 - 11:08PM

Dementia patients and their carers struggle to cope as pandemic measures disrupt daily routines of Hongkongers.

‘I don’t mind if she doesn’t know me,’ says 70-year-old Hong Kong man caring for wife with dementia
A different kind of Ramadan: Hong Kong Muslims observe fasting month at home, as pandemic measures halt mosque gatherings

Festive season goes quiet as mosques cancel communal meals, nighttime prayer sessions.

10 May 2020 - 2:42PM

Festive season goes quiet as mosques cancel communal meals, nighttime prayer sessions.

A different kind of Ramadan: Hong Kong Muslims observe fasting month at home, as pandemic measures halt mosque gatherings
Coronavirus: Hong Kong gyms, restaurants, beauty parlours and bars reopen but owners not convinced they will fully recover

Social-distancing measures eased allowing gyms, bars, restaurants, beauty parlours and others to open after social-distancing measures forced them to close for more than a month.

8 May 2020 - 10:03PM

Social-distancing measures eased allowing gyms, bars, restaurants, beauty parlours and others to open after social-distancing measures forced them to close for more than a month.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong gyms, restaurants, beauty parlours and bars reopen but owners not convinced they will fully recover
Rising food prices during pandemic add to burdens of Hong Kong’s poor, with more seeking handouts

Newly jobless among those turning to charities for help with basic food supplies

2 May 2020 - 8:00AM

Newly jobless among those turning to charities for help with basic food supplies

Rising food prices during pandemic add to burdens of Hong Kong’s poor, with more seeking handouts
Hong Kong workers on unpaid leave struggle to find part-time jobs, unsure they qualify for pandemic wage subsidies

Employers accused of stringing workers along, who don’t receive severance or long-service payments because they have not been dismissed, yet they can’t seek other full-time jobs.

18 Apr 2020 - 1:43PM

Employers accused of stringing workers along, who don’t receive severance or long-service payments because they have not been dismissed, yet they can’t seek other full-time jobs.

Hong Kong workers on unpaid leave struggle to find part-time jobs, unsure they qualify for pandemic wage subsidies
Coronavirus: leading Hong Kong karate athlete kicks Covid-19 after nearly month-long fight

Tsang Yee-ting tested positive after returning from a training camp in France, where she was getting ready to qualify for the Olympics. The two-time Asian Games representative describes exhausting weeks of treatment, but has a message of encouragement for residents.

18 Apr 2020 - 1:30PM

Tsang Yee-ting tested positive after returning from a training camp in France, where she was getting ready to qualify for the Olympics. The two-time Asian Games representative describes exhausting weeks of treatment, but has a message of encouragement for residents.

Coronavirus: leading Hong Kong karate athlete kicks Covid-19 after nearly month-long fight
Stuck at home with a monster: more reports of violence against women, children in Hong Kong since start of pandemic

Higher chances of conflict, violence when abusers spend more time at home.

11 Apr 2020 - 12:51PM

Higher chances of conflict, violence when abusers spend more time at home.

Stuck at home with a monster: more reports of violence against women, children in Hong Kong since start of pandemic
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents ‘bored staying at home’ hit scenic spots in the thousands at start of Easter holiday

Ignoring official warnings, residents flock to beaches and mountains after weeks cooped up indoors. Scant attention paid to precautionary measures, with many people leaving aside masks and crowding together

10 Apr 2020 - 11:55PM

Ignoring official warnings, residents flock to beaches and mountains after weeks cooped up indoors. Scant attention paid to precautionary measures, with many people leaving aside masks and crowding together

Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents ‘bored staying at home’ hit scenic spots in the thousands at start of Easter holiday
Easter weekend disrupted: Hong Kong church services go online, pandemic hits plans for egg hunts, short trips

Strict Covid-19 restrictions mean a stay-at-home long weekend for most people.

13 Apr 2020 - 9:38PM

Strict Covid-19 restrictions mean a stay-at-home long weekend for most people.

Easter weekend disrupted: Hong Kong church services go online, pandemic hits plans for egg hunts, short trips
Language barriers: some Hong Kong restaurants still cite Covid-19 in turning away Mandarin speakers – but at what cost?

While many have decried the policy as discriminatory, the city’s Equal Opportunities Commission has been largely powerless to stop it.

28 Mar 2020 - 9:00AM

While many have decried the policy as discriminatory, the city’s Equal Opportunities Commission has been largely powerless to stop it.

Language barriers: some Hong Kong restaurants still cite Covid-19 in turning away Mandarin speakers – but at what cost?
Coronavirus: ‘live-in’ rule carries real risk for domestic workers sharing flats with quarantined employers, workers group says

‘How can we protect ourselves ... when our employers are under home quarantine for 14 days?’ one domestic worker asked.

22 Mar 2020 - 11:56PM

‘How can we protect ourselves ... when our employers are under home quarantine for 14 days?’ one domestic worker asked.

Coronavirus: ‘live-in’ rule carries real risk for domestic workers sharing flats with quarantined employers, workers group says
Coronavirus: outbreak in Hong Kong tests mental health of residents already strained by months of social unrest

For some people coping with diagnosed conditions, the upheaval of daily life has become overwhelming.

20 Mar 2020 - 8:34AM

For some people coping with diagnosed conditions, the upheaval of daily life has become overwhelming.

Coronavirus: outbreak in Hong Kong tests mental health of residents already strained by months of social unrest
For Hong Kong students with special needs, coronavirus pandemic is harming more than just education – it can make their symptoms worse

In Hong Kong, parents are struggling to provide adequate learning environments for children who need help from professional educators on a daily basis.

15 Mar 2020 - 10:04AM

In Hong Kong, parents are struggling to provide adequate learning environments for children who need help from professional educators on a daily basis.

For Hong Kong students with special needs, coronavirus pandemic is harming more than just education – it can make their symptoms worse
You may have heard of Hong Kong’s leading charity Po Leung Kuk, but do you know what they actually do? If not, chairman Ma Ching-nam is hoping to change that

Ma Ching-nam wants to raise his organisation’s profile while remaining politically neutral. Handing out face masks and organising tag rugby for students with special needs is just part of his plan.

14 Mar 2020 - 8:53PM

Ma Ching-nam wants to raise his organisation’s profile while remaining politically neutral. Handing out face masks and organising tag rugby for students with special needs is just part of his plan.

You may have heard of Hong Kong’s leading charity Po Leung Kuk, but do you know what they actually do? If not, chairman Ma Ching-nam is hoping to change that
Unemployment in Hong Kong soars, leaving workers from all walks of life struggling

Lawmakers admit Hong Kong, world’s most expensive city, is ill-equipped to deal with high rate of jobless.

8 Mar 2020 - 11:28PM

Lawmakers admit Hong Kong, world’s most expensive city, is ill-equipped to deal with high rate of jobless.

Unemployment in Hong Kong soars, leaving workers from all walks of life struggling