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 maids need a break, but Covid-19 fears make it harder for them to gather on days off

Some helpers say they end up working seven days a week when employers stop them going out.

23 Jan 2021 - 8:00AM

Some helpers say they end up working seven days a week when employers stop them going out.

Hong Kong maids need a break, but Covid-19 fears make it harder for them to gather on days off
Hong Kong lockdown: anger and confusion over looming Covid-19 restrictions, but to some, move is ‘better than nothing’

Some residents feel a partial lockdown will fail to control the outbreak in the city, as the virus may also spread in other areas, but others feel strict restrictions are necessary to halt a sudden surge in infections.

23 Jan 2021 - 12:52AM

Some residents feel a partial lockdown will fail to control the outbreak in the city, as the virus may also spread in other areas, but others feel strict restrictions are necessary to halt a sudden surge in infections.

Hong Kong lockdown: anger and confusion over looming Covid-19 restrictions, but to some, move is ‘better than nothing’
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s once-bustling Yau Tsim Mong district now quiet under mandatory testing order, but fears of infection are nothing new for many residents

Some residents say they have been taking extra precautions all along given what they see as the inherent risks of living in crowded Yau Tsim Mong district.

19 Jan 2021 - 10:51AM

Some residents say they have been taking extra precautions all along given what they see as the inherent risks of living in crowded Yau Tsim Mong district.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s once-bustling Yau Tsim Mong district now quiet under mandatory testing order, but fears of infection are nothing new for many residents
Coronavirus pandemic woes for Hong Kong domestic helpers and employers, as infection fears, quarantine costs derail plans

Some households have given up finding helpers to ease financial burden, while others hunt for workers still in city as pandemic causes travel and visa delays.

2 Jan 2021 - 10:50AM

Some households have given up finding helpers to ease financial burden, while others hunt for workers still in city as pandemic causes travel and visa delays.

Coronavirus pandemic woes for Hong Kong domestic helpers and employers, as infection fears, quarantine costs derail plans
Dance workshops give Hongkongers chance to enjoy body movement

Contemporary dancer Ong Yong Lock has organised workshops for more than 80 people from various community groups since last month.

19 Dec 2020 - 9:30AM

Contemporary dancer Ong Yong Lock has organised workshops for more than 80 people from various community groups since last month.

Dance workshops give Hongkongers chance to enjoy body movement
Sharp rise in Hong Kong residents heading across the border to flee from Covid-19 surge

Tired of city’s pandemic restrictions, those going away say they need a break, don’t mind quarantine

12 Dec 2020 - 10:30AM

Tired of city’s pandemic restrictions, those going away say they need a break, don’t mind quarantine

Sharp rise in Hong Kong residents heading across the border to flee from Covid-19 surge
Students take to stage on ‘White Christmas Express’ to lift spirits of Hongkongers amid Covid-19 pandemic

As part of an annual Swire Properties initiative, they are also reaching out to various community groups to understand more about their difficulties.

12 Dec 2020 - 9:30AM

As part of an annual Swire Properties initiative, they are also reaching out to various community groups to understand more about their difficulties.

Students take to stage on ‘White Christmas Express’ to lift spirits of Hongkongers amid Covid-19 pandemic
Hong Kong charity focused on giving the gift of hope to city’s disadvantaged children this Christmas

Box of Hope has been raising money since November to provide presents for poorer families in the city and beyond. According to the latest report 235,000 children live in poverty in Hong Kong.

5 Dec 2020 - 9:30AM

Box of Hope has been raising money since November to provide presents for poorer families in the city and beyond. According to the latest report 235,000 children live in poverty in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong charity focused on giving the gift of hope to city’s disadvantaged children this Christmas
Hong Kong’s generosity amid tragedy: outpouring of sympathy, donations for victims of blaze at unlicensed Nepalese diner

HK$8 million raised so far, along with donations of food, mental health support for families.

28 Nov 2020 - 11:02AM

HK$8 million raised so far, along with donations of food, mental health support for families.

Hong Kong’s generosity amid tragedy: outpouring of sympathy, donations for victims of blaze at unlicensed Nepalese diner
Hong Kong races to contain ‘super-spreader’ Covid-19 cluster from dance clubs, with police helping to trace up to 1,000 people

The city confirms new infections – the highest tally in three months – with 50 cases linked to dance club infection cluster.

24 Nov 2020 - 1:20AM

The city confirms new infections – the highest tally in three months – with 50 cases linked to dance club infection cluster.

Hong Kong races to contain ‘super-spreader’ Covid-19 cluster from dance clubs, with police helping to trace up to 1,000 people
Pink dolphins staying longer in Hong Kong waters, a sign of falling pollution levels during Covid-19

Green groups warn pollution will return unless city does more to change harmful behaviours.

21 Nov 2020 - 9:14AM

Green groups warn pollution will return unless city does more to change harmful behaviours.

Pink dolphins staying longer in Hong Kong waters, a sign of falling pollution levels during Covid-19
More animals dumped, abused amid Covid-19 pandemic in Hong Kong as owners leave or say they can’t afford to keep pets

Police dealt with 34 cases of suspected cruelty to animals, arrested 20 in first half of 2020.

7 Nov 2020 - 9:04AM

Police dealt with 34 cases of suspected cruelty to animals, arrested 20 in first half of 2020.

More animals dumped, abused amid Covid-19 pandemic in Hong Kong as owners leave or say they can’t afford to keep pets
Young Hongkongers suffer tired eyes, insomnia, difficulty with studies and work as Covid-19 sparks surge in screen time

Spending eight to 10 hours a day on digital devices takes a toll on health, relationships.

31 Oct 2020 - 9:11AM

Spending eight to 10 hours a day on digital devices takes a toll on health, relationships.

Young Hongkongers suffer tired eyes, insomnia, difficulty with studies and work as Covid-19 sparks surge in screen time
App to detect early dementia raises hopes of better care for Hongkongers

Chinese University team has developed a five-minute online test for people suspected to be suffering from dementia.

22 Oct 2020 - 9:00AM

Chinese University team has developed a five-minute online test for people suspected to be suffering from dementia.

App to detect early dementia raises hopes of better care for Hongkongers
No love story, as coronavirus woes drive some ethnic minority families in Hong Kong to marry off teen girls

Girls as young as 14 taken out of school, made to marry cousins in Pakistan, social workers say.

2 Nov 2020 - 8:19PM

Girls as young as 14 taken out of school, made to marry cousins in Pakistan, social workers say.

No love story, as coronavirus woes drive some ethnic minority families in Hong Kong to marry off teen girls
Hong Kong residents more afraid of losing their jobs during coronavirus pandemic than people in Australia, Britain and US, new survey says

New survey finds city’s residents more afraid of redundancy than counterparts in other parts of the world, leading to decline in sense of happiness and well-being.

12 Oct 2020 - 9:24AM

New survey finds city’s residents more afraid of redundancy than counterparts in other parts of the world, leading to decline in sense of happiness and well-being.

Hong Kong residents more afraid of losing their jobs during coronavirus pandemic than people in Australia, Britain and US, new survey says
Stolen Mao Zedong calligraphy said to be worth billions torn in half by unwitting Hong Kong buyer

A police insider said the buyer of the stolen artwork paid just HK$500 for the piece and believed it was a counterfeit. 

10 Oct 2020 - 3:35PM

A police insider said the buyer of the stolen artwork paid just HK$500 for the piece and believed it was a counterfeit. 

Stolen Mao Zedong calligraphy said to be worth billions torn in half by unwitting Hong Kong buyer
As Hong Kong libraries reopen, readers return to pick up a book, find respite from pandemic

Cleaning, disinfection increased, fewer seats provided, and all library users must wear masks.

3 Oct 2020 - 3:06PM

Cleaning, disinfection increased, fewer seats provided, and all library users must wear masks.

As Hong Kong libraries reopen, readers return to pick up a book, find respite from pandemic
Coronavirus: Hong Kong cable car gets boost as hundreds line up for a change of scene amid months of coronavirus restrictions

Friday was Ngong Ping 360’s busiest day since reopening on September 11 and all 108 cable cars on the 5.7km (3.5-mile) route were in use.

3 Oct 2020 - 2:47AM

Friday was Ngong Ping 360’s busiest day since reopening on September 11 and all 108 cable cars on the 5.7km (3.5-mile) route were in use.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong cable car gets boost as hundreds line up for a change of scene amid months of coronavirus restrictions
Burglary at official Hong Kong residence of Australian consul general in Deep Water Bay

Police investigating whether anything was stolen after property found ransacked early on Friday.

2 Oct 2020 - 11:21PM

Police investigating whether anything was stolen after property found ransacked early on Friday.

Burglary at official Hong Kong residence of Australian consul general in Deep Water Bay
Helpless in Hong Kong: low-income new arrivals from mainland China struggle with job losses, lack of support during Covid-19

Many poor families from mainland do not qualify for one-off HK$10,000 government allowance.

27 Sep 2020 - 4:36PM

Many poor families from mainland do not qualify for one-off HK$10,000 government allowance.

Helpless in Hong Kong: low-income new arrivals from mainland China struggle with job losses, lack of support during Covid-19
Land near Hong Kong gun club badly contaminated with toxic heavy metals, green group says, as it calls for polluter to be held accountable

The Green Earth finds hundreds of thousands of lead pellets, plastic wads and target shards littered on slopes near Hong Kong Gun Club in Tsuen Wan.

25 Sep 2020 - 11:58PM

The Green Earth finds hundreds of thousands of lead pellets, plastic wads and target shards littered on slopes near Hong Kong Gun Club in Tsuen Wan.

Land near Hong Kong gun club badly contaminated with toxic heavy metals, green group says, as it calls for polluter to be held accountable
Closed venues, cancelled programmes: Hong Kong artists anxious for pandemic measures to ease, so the show can go on

Dancers, musicians, Cantonese opera performers keep in shape, waiting for shows to resume.

19 Sep 2020 - 1:45PM

Dancers, musicians, Cantonese opera performers keep in shape, waiting for shows to resume.

Closed venues, cancelled programmes: Hong Kong artists anxious for pandemic measures to ease, so the show can go on
Mainland Chinese stamp collector says HK$4 billion in valuables, including Mao Zedong calligraphy, stolen from Hong Kong flat

A two-metre tall calligraphy piece by the former Chinese leader was said to be worth HK$2 billion, though the value of stolen items has yet to be officially confirmed.

16 Sep 2020 - 11:30PM

A two-metre tall calligraphy piece by the former Chinese leader was said to be worth HK$2 billion, though the value of stolen items has yet to be officially confirmed.

Mainland Chinese stamp collector says HK$4 billion in valuables, including Mao Zedong calligraphy, stolen from Hong Kong flat
Covid-19 misery lingers for recovered patients in Hong Kong who describe anxiety, stigma, fear of falling ill again

Some struggle with mental health issues for months after getting well, leaving hospital.

5 Sep 2020 - 8:42AM

Some struggle with mental health issues for months after getting well, leaving hospital.

Covid-19 misery lingers for recovered patients in Hong Kong who describe anxiety, stigma, fear of falling ill again
Covid-19 hits Hong Kong sports: athletes slow down, events are cancelled, coaches worry over loss of income

Some coaches run online training sessions to connect with students, make up for lost earnings.

29 Aug 2020 - 9:00AM

Some coaches run online training sessions to connect with students, make up for lost earnings.

Covid-19 hits Hong Kong sports: athletes slow down, events are cancelled, coaches worry over loss of income
Hong Kong blood bank makes urgent appeal as Covid-19 pandemic fears keep donors away, supplies dry up

Hospitals find it harder to get supplies as collection drops at Blood Transfusion Service amid Covid-19 pandemic.

22 Aug 2020 - 9:03AM

Hospitals find it harder to get supplies as collection drops at Blood Transfusion Service amid Covid-19 pandemic.

Hong Kong blood bank makes urgent appeal as Covid-19 pandemic fears keep donors away, supplies dry up
No city for eating out: Hong Kong’s low-income workers struggle to find clean spaces to have their meals

Provide workers better amenities for break times, union leaders urge government, employers.

15 Aug 2020 - 9:35AM

Provide workers better amenities for break times, union leaders urge government, employers.

No city for eating out: Hong Kong’s low-income workers struggle to find clean spaces to have their meals
Hong Kong’s unsung frontline workers carry on cleaning, serving, keeping Covid-19 at bay under more risks, less pay

Call for more protection, screening for staff who face public, disinfect areas with Covid-19 cases

8 Aug 2020 - 10:47AM

Call for more protection, screening for staff who face public, disinfect areas with Covid-19 cases

Hong Kong’s unsung frontline workers carry on cleaning, serving, keeping Covid-19 at bay under more risks, less pay
Hong Kong third wave: customers happy as restaurants reopen after short ban, but sector still struggling with Covid-19 hitting revenues

Construction workers glad to be back in eateries after two days of lunching by roadside, but government’s quick policy U-turn catches some businesses off guard.

31 Jul 2020 - 5:56PM

Construction workers glad to be back in eateries after two days of lunching by roadside, but government’s quick policy U-turn catches some businesses off guard.

Hong Kong third wave: customers happy as restaurants reopen after short ban, but sector still struggling with Covid-19 hitting revenues