Fiona Sun

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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Hong Kong vocational students reap rewards of WorldSkills Competition as platform to showcase talents, win medals

Childhood passion for cars leads Youth College student to world prize and a job.

11 Jan 2020 - 11:00AM

Childhood passion for cars leads Youth College student to world prize and a job.

Hong Kong vocational students reap rewards of WorldSkills Competition as platform to showcase talents, win medals
Poor in Hong Kong: life is hardest for the elderly, jobless and single-parent families living on a pittance

Experts say current help measures aren’t enough as 2018 figures show 1.4 million living below poverty line, while elderly poor population swells to 516,600.

11 Jan 2020 - 10:08AM

Experts say current help measures aren’t enough as 2018 figures show 1.4 million living below poverty line, while elderly poor population swells to 516,600.

Poor in Hong Kong: life is hardest for the elderly, jobless and single-parent families living on a pittance
Hong Kong’s news museum to turn its gaze on recent anti-government protests (but not just yet)

Hong Kong News-Expo, Asia’s first dedicated museum on the subject, covers media and journalism in the city. Bosses there say the protests of the last six months will one day make an exhibition, when the dust has settled.

4 Jan 2020 - 10:00AM

Hong Kong News-Expo, Asia’s first dedicated museum on the subject, covers media and journalism in the city. Bosses there say the protests of the last six months will one day make an exhibition, when the dust has settled.

Hong Kong’s news museum to turn its gaze on recent anti-government protests (but not just yet)
Initiative to connect young and the elderly through music in Hong Kong shows one is never too old to pick up an instrument

Group of amateur players wow at pre-Christmas chamber music performance, organised by non-profit group Haw Par Music.

4 Jan 2020 - 9:00AM

Group of amateur players wow at pre-Christmas chamber music performance, organised by non-profit group Haw Par Music.

Initiative to connect young and the elderly through music in Hong Kong shows one is never too old to pick up an instrument
Students returning to Hong Kong hope protest violence will stop so they can start studying again in peace

Thousands of non-local students forced to flee city by anti-government violence before Christmas head back to campuses across city, as universities increase security as new term approaches.

4 Jan 2020 - 9:20AM

Thousands of non-local students forced to flee city by anti-government violence before Christmas head back to campuses across city, as universities increase security as new term approaches.

Students returning to Hong Kong hope protest violence will stop so they can start studying again in peace
Tokyo 2020 calling for Hong Kong champion Yau Ka-chun, when sport climbing makes Olympics debut

Yau, 27, scales challenges of exhaustion, unstable income and injuries as he aims to reach the pinnacle of his sport.

29 Dec 2019 - 2:41PM

Yau, 27, scales challenges of exhaustion, unstable income and injuries as he aims to reach the pinnacle of his sport.

Tokyo 2020 calling for Hong Kong champion Yau Ka-chun, when sport climbing makes Olympics debut
From cheating celebrities to civil unrest: five things that took Hong Kong global in 2019

Love rat Andy Hui’s meltdown after being caught cheating on wife Sammi Cheng was an early contender for surprise of the year.

28 Dec 2019 - 2:35PM

Love rat Andy Hui’s meltdown after being caught cheating on wife Sammi Cheng was an early contender for surprise of the year.

From cheating celebrities to civil unrest: five things that took Hong Kong global in 2019
Get wet, get well: Water therapy helps children with special needs relax, improve balance and coordination

Children with autism, physical handicaps among those benefiting from hydrotherapy – and their parents get in the pool, too.

28 Dec 2019 - 11:14AM

Children with autism, physical handicaps among those benefiting from hydrotherapy – and their parents get in the pool, too.

Get wet, get well: Water therapy helps children with special needs relax, improve balance and coordination
There’s a song in the air, and it’s about Christmas: how carols became the music of the season

Popular Christmas songs a mix of religious and secular, old and new

21 Dec 2019 - 4:20PM

Popular Christmas songs a mix of religious and secular, old and new

There’s a song in the air, and it’s about Christmas: how carols became the music of the season
Kowloon’s bustling Yau Tsim Mong district takes a hit as months of protests keep tourists, shoppers away

District’s image hurt as unrest takes a toll on tourism and the cultural and retail scenes.

14 Dec 2019 - 7:08PM

District’s image hurt as unrest takes a toll on tourism and the cultural and retail scenes.

Kowloon’s bustling Yau Tsim Mong district takes a hit as months of protests keep tourists, shoppers away
Making their mark: younger generation of women from Hong Kong business families forge their own paths

From preserved meats to darts and coffee, younger businesswomen do it their way.

27 Dec 2019 - 2:54PM

From preserved meats to darts and coffee, younger businesswomen do it their way.

Making their mark: younger generation of women from Hong Kong business families forge their own paths
Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo to double number of security guards and check visitors before entry amid ongoing protests

Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong said it went ahead with annual event despite challenges because it did not want to disappoint visitors.

10 Dec 2019 - 1:03AM

Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong said it went ahead with annual event despite challenges because it did not want to disappoint visitors.

Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo to double number of security guards and check visitors before entry amid ongoing protests
Hong Kong Museum of Art to reopen to public on Saturday after four years of expansion and renovations

Renovated museum will open with 40 per cent more exhibition space and five new galleries.

30 Nov 2019 - 9:00AM

Renovated museum will open with 40 per cent more exhibition space and five new galleries.

Hong Kong Museum of Art to reopen to public on Saturday after four years of expansion and renovations
Campus battlegrounds: a blow to image and appeal of Hong Kong’s once-peaceful universities

Fear of violence likely to deter mainland Chinese and foreign students from enrolling.

23 Nov 2019 - 11:54AM

Fear of violence likely to deter mainland Chinese and foreign students from enrolling.

Campus battlegrounds: a blow to image and appeal of Hong Kong’s once-peaceful universities
Pakistan are champions again in Commonwealth six-a-side cricket tournament held in Hong Kong

Event raises funds for Epilepsy Awareness Day in February.

23 Nov 2019 - 10:36AM

Event raises funds for Epilepsy Awareness Day in February.

Pakistan are champions again in Commonwealth six-a-side cricket tournament held in Hong Kong
Muslims in Hong Kong: 300,000 followers, six mosques and tasty halal dim sum in Wan Chai

City provides a harmonious environment for Muslims, but cultural differences and language barrier pose problems in explaining Islam to locals.

16 Nov 2019 - 12:56PM

City provides a harmonious environment for Muslims, but cultural differences and language barrier pose problems in explaining Islam to locals.

Muslims in Hong Kong: 300,000 followers, six mosques and tasty halal dim sum in Wan Chai
‘Lennon Walls’ move indoors: Grab some sushi, get an ice cream, and scribble a note about Hong Kong protests

Shop and restaurant owners report a boost in business as indoor protest walls attract more patrons.

16 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

Shop and restaurant owners report a boost in business as indoor protest walls attract more patrons.

‘Lennon Walls’ move indoors: Grab some sushi, get an ice cream, and scribble a note about Hong Kong protests
Just like Beethoven: Teenager won’t let hearing loss stop her love for music and playing the violin

Student wins award for perseverance in overcoming physical disabilities, social barriers.

16 Nov 2019 - 9:00AM

Student wins award for perseverance in overcoming physical disabilities, social barriers.

Just like Beethoven: Teenager won’t let hearing loss stop her love for music and playing the violin
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