Fiona Sun

Hong Kong

Fiona Sun

Fiona Sun joined the Hong Kong desk of the 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. She has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong’s air quality on the mend, but most pollutant concentration levels ‘still fall short of WHO goals’

Most major pollutant concentration levels in the city fell short of WHO standards, with only sulphur dioxide meeting the global body’s targets, according to the Environmental Protection Department.

Most major pollutant concentration levels in the city fell short of WHO standards, with only sulphur dioxide meeting the global body’s targets, according to the Environmental Protection Department.

4 hours ago
Calls mount for scandal-hit Hong Kong children’s home to be taken over by third party after review finds rough handling of toddlers became ‘habitual’

Police have arrested and charged 20 staff from the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC) for alleged abuse.

Police have arrested and charged 20 staff from the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC) for alleged abuse.

28 Jan 2022 - 1:42AM
2 senior employees of scandal-hit Hong Kong child protection group resign after review finds rough handling of toddlers ‘had become habitual’

Susan Choy, director of Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, and Shirley Chui, superintendent of children’s home where alleged abuse took place, step down from their positions.

Susan Choy, director of Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, and Shirley Chui, superintendent of children’s home where alleged abuse took place, step down from their positions.

27 Jan 2022 - 1:26AM
Omicron Hong Kong: ethnic minority leaders urge members to get tested as Sham Shui Po cluster grows, but chief imam warns ‘no community group should be blamed’

Jay Li Ting-fung, a member of the Sham Shui Po district council, says officials need to ramp up their messaging to make sure more people get tested

Jay Li Ting-fung, a member of the Sham Shui Po district council, says officials need to ramp up their messaging to make sure more people get tested

21 Jan 2022 - 1:21PM
Hong Kong pet shop owners cry foul over Covid-19 hamster cull, say closures will hurt business

‘I didn’t expect any financial compensation from the government, but the time and love involved in taking care of those hamsters are priceless to me,’ says Louis Yeung, a pet shop owner.

‘I didn’t expect any financial compensation from the government, but the time and love involved in taking care of those hamsters are priceless to me,’ says Louis Yeung, a pet shop owner.

20 Jan 2022 - 9:13PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong hamster cull starts, with owners dropping off their pets at government facility in Sha Tin

‘I still do not want to let it go at this moment, but there are no other solutions,’ one owner says. ‘Although it is just a hamster, it’s still a life.’

‘I still do not want to let it go at this moment, but there are no other solutions,’ one owner says. ‘Although it is just a hamster, it’s still a life.’

20 Jan 2022 - 3:49PM
Air pollution in Hong Kong rose last year as traffic returned amid relaxed social-distancing rules, NGO finds

The Clean Air Network found that the annual average concentrations of major air pollutants all increased last year from 2020 levels, though they were still below the amounts recorded before the pandemic began.

The Clean Air Network found that the annual average concentrations of major air pollutants all increased last year from 2020 levels, though they were still below the amounts recorded before the pandemic began.

17 Jan 2022 - 8:28PM
Coronavirus killer material developed in 3D printing project by Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University paves way for new lift buttons, door handles

Research team engineers 3D printing material that kills all viruses and bacteria within 20 minutes.

Research team engineers 3D printing material that kills all viruses and bacteria within 20 minutes.

14 Jan 2022 - 7:29AM
Hong Kong welfare officials look into tightening scrutiny of children’s homes following abuse scandal, vow ‘we will learn from this’

Department chief says alleged abuse at Mong Kok home is ‘unacceptable’, pledges to improve services.

Department chief says alleged abuse at Mong Kok home is ‘unacceptable’, pledges to improve services.

10 Jan 2022 - 10:00AM
More Hongkongers turned to financial and food assistance last year as Covid-19 upended society

About 310,000 people benefited from cash allowances under Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme by the end of November last year.

About 310,000 people benefited from cash allowances under Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme by the end of November last year.

10 Jan 2022 - 9:00AM
They call him ‘Papa To’: China’s Aids orphans moved Hong Kong banker to set up charity, helping 30,000 children

Chi Heng Foundation now has 14 offices in mainland China and more than 80 staff helping children in need.

Chi Heng Foundation now has 14 offices in mainland China and more than 80 staff helping children in need.

8 Jan 2022 - 7:00PM
Omicron: top Hong Kong officials caught up in birthday party Covid-19 scandal, sparking rebukes, apologies all round and deep cleaning of government offices, legislature

Wan Chai event said to be held for Witman Hung, principal liaison officer for Hong Kong at the Shenzhen Qianhai Authority.

Wan Chai event said to be held for Witman Hung, principal liaison officer for Hong Kong at the Shenzhen Qianhai Authority.

7 Jan 2022 - 7:18PM
Omicron: Hong Kong’s latest 2-week flight ban on 8 countries dashes hopes of family reunions, upends plans of incoming domestic helpers as travellers lament ‘things will only get worse’

Latest ban as city braces for a fifth wave of infections leads to frantic scramble among travellers to cancel and rebook flights, hotel rooms.

Latest ban as city braces for a fifth wave of infections leads to frantic scramble among travellers to cancel and rebook flights, hotel rooms.

6 Jan 2022 - 7:00AM
Hong Kong welcomes two 2022 babies born at the stroke of midnight

Doctors at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Tsuen Wan deliver city’s new year babies, who are both girls.

Doctors at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Tsuen Wan deliver city’s new year babies, who are both girls.

1 Jan 2022 - 7:32PM
Hongkongers’ lengthy wait for border reopening likely to get longer, source says, as some brave quarantine to spend Lunar New Year with families in mainland China

But for some, the wait has gone on long enough, and the prospect of shelling out to spend weeks in isolation is worth it to reunite with their families in mainland China for the Lunar New Year holiday.

But for some, the wait has gone on long enough, and the prospect of shelling out to spend weeks in isolation is worth it to reunite with their families in mainland China for the Lunar New Year holiday.

29 Dec 2021 - 11:01AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong reports 14 new imported Omicron cases, including daily high of 10 over weekend, plans for potential surge as city ‘hopes for the best, prepares for the worst’

Extra 500 beds can be made quickly available at AsiaWorld-Expo facility if necessary, Hospital Authority chairman says, as officials keep wary eye on variant’s global spread.

Extra 500 beds can be made quickly available at AsiaWorld-Expo facility if necessary, Hospital Authority chairman says, as officials keep wary eye on variant’s global spread.

28 Dec 2021 - 12:35AM
Omicron: Britain, US top exporters of coronavirus variant to Hong Kong so far, with cases expected to surge over Christmas holidays

Britain accounts for eight of 27 confirmed cases, or 29.6 per cent, with the United States close behind on five.

Britain accounts for eight of 27 confirmed cases, or 29.6 per cent, with the United States close behind on five.

21 Dec 2021 - 11:04PM
Greater Bay Area offers jobs, career opportunities, lower living costs, but will young Hongkongers bite? Many need to be persuaded.

Those with jobs across the border say it is a good career move, but others are put off by negative perceptions of working culture, regulations in mainland China.

Those with jobs across the border say it is a good career move, but others are put off by negative perceptions of working culture, regulations in mainland China.

18 Dec 2021 - 8:00AM
Fun and games as Chinese Olympians captivate crowd of 2,000 Hong Kong residents at variety show

Athletes share their experiences and take part in number of lighthearted games, winning loud applause and laughter from the spectators.

Athletes share their experiences and take part in number of lighthearted games, winning loud applause and laughter from the spectators.

5 Dec 2021 - 12:45AM
Chinese Olympians wow Hong Kong crowds in multi-sport display alongside top local athletes

Tokyo 2020 gold medallists Ma Long and Wang Zongyuan star in stadium and pool demos, while all 29 travelling athletes and coaches feature in bumper variety show.

Tokyo 2020 gold medallists Ma Long and Wang Zongyuan star in stadium and pool demos, while all 29 travelling athletes and coaches feature in bumper variety show.

4 Dec 2021 - 10:09PM
‘Life was hard, it’s now harder’: profiles of struggle in Hong Kong as inflation bites

What can HK$100 buy these days? For the poor, going to the market shows what inflation really means.

What can HK$100 buy these days? For the poor, going to the market shows what inflation really means.

4 Dec 2021 - 10:56AM
What are Hong Kong’s charities, businesses doing to help the needy? As inflation amid Covid-19 pandemic bites, do-gooders band together in bid to lighten food burden on city’s poor

Soaring prices of food, fuel and other costs leave grass-roots families struggling to make ends meet.

Soaring prices of food, fuel and other costs leave grass-roots families struggling to make ends meet.

3 Dec 2021 - 5:11PM
Hong Kong consumers are feeling the pinch of rising costs from inflation, but with the world still gripped by Covid-19, is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Poorest families are hit hardest by rising costs, with many still affected by pandemic job losses, pay cuts

Poorest families are hit hardest by rising costs, with many still affected by pandemic job losses, pay cuts

2 Dec 2021 - 10:24AM
Hong Kong elections: police to flood city streets with 10,000 officers to ensure ‘smooth and safe’ Legislative Council vote

Police chief Raymond Siu says force will take steps to ensure process passes without incident, with large number of plain-clothes officers being deployed on December 19.

Police chief Raymond Siu says force will take steps to ensure process passes without incident, with large number of plain-clothes officers being deployed on December 19.

28 Nov 2021 - 9:59PM
Macau police take Alvin Chau in for questioning after mainland Chinese authorities issue arrest warrant over cross-border gambling allegations

Suncity Group CEO accused by mainland Chinese authorities of running illegal cross-border gambling activities.

Suncity Group CEO accused by mainland Chinese authorities of running illegal cross-border gambling activities.

27 Nov 2021 - 9:54PM
So near, yet so far away: Hong Kong’s cross-border couples, families struggle with long separation from loved ones

Some quit jobs to reunite with families, others consider divorce after almost two years apart.

Some quit jobs to reunite with families, others consider divorce after almost two years apart.

26 Nov 2021 - 3:56PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong vaccine experts recommend Sinovac Covid-19 shots for children aged 3 and above

Advisory panel on Covid-19 vaccines says three- to 17-year-olds can receive the Sinovac shot.

Advisory panel on Covid-19 vaccines says three- to 17-year-olds can receive the Sinovac shot.

16 Nov 2021 - 2:19AM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: tough new quarantine regime for Cathay Pacific aircrew puts flights at risk

All pilots and cabin crew who have stopped over in Frankfurt this month to undergo 21 days’ quarantine in a government facility, airline says.

All pilots and cabin crew who have stopped over in Frankfurt this month to undergo 21 days’ quarantine in a government facility, airline says.

15 Nov 2021 - 11:50AM
Platform uses big data to match Hong Kong volunteers with causes that need help

This month is peak volunteering season, with initiatives for pets, pupils and the elderly among locals’ favourite causes to donate time to.

This month is peak volunteering season, with initiatives for pets, pupils and the elderly among locals’ favourite causes to donate time to.

13 Nov 2021 - 10:00AM
Hotpot on menu for Hongkongers as weather cools but inflation turns up heat as beef, vegetable prices rise

Temperature plummets to 18.1 degrees Celsius, lowest since March and coming straight after weekend heatwave with highs of 29 degrees.

Temperature plummets to 18.1 degrees Celsius, lowest since March and coming straight after weekend heatwave with highs of 29 degrees.

8 Nov 2021 - 10:10PM