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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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
How being in a wheelchair has not shackled this Hong Kong photographer from taking to the skies for sweeping drone shots of city

Kevin Cheng, 33, has a rare genetic disorder, osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. But that has not stopped him from his pursuit of art.

6 Jul 2019 - 9:00AM

Kevin Cheng, 33, has a rare genetic disorder, osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. But that has not stopped him from his pursuit of art.

How being in a wheelchair has not shackled this Hong Kong photographer from taking to the skies for sweeping drone shots of city
Facing poverty, precarity and unable to work, asylum seekers and their families in Hong Kong remain trapped in limbo as they long for a dignified life

Around 7,000 people claiming protection from persecution or torture currently live in city, waiting for their applications to be processed.

29 Jun 2019 - 2:00PM

Around 7,000 people claiming protection from persecution or torture currently live in city, waiting for their applications to be processed.

Facing poverty, precarity and unable to work, asylum seekers and their families in Hong Kong remain trapped in limbo as they long for a dignified life
Hong Kong ‘Heartwarming Cafe’ project aims for early detection of mental problems through talk with counsellors over free meals

M Zone is one of 26 participating eateries under an NGO project to provide an easy environment for people to seek help.

29 Jun 2019 - 11:00AM

M Zone is one of 26 participating eateries under an NGO project to provide an easy environment for people to seek help.

Hong Kong ‘Heartwarming Cafe’ project aims for early detection of mental problems through talk with counsellors over free meals
Finding light in the darkest of times provides comic relief for one Hong Kong outsider

Asylum seeker ‘John Outsider’ will share his humorous take on the darker side of being a refugee in the city at Comedy without Borders show.

22 Jun 2019 - 3:30PM

Asylum seeker ‘John Outsider’ will share his humorous take on the darker side of being a refugee in the city at Comedy without Borders show.

Finding light in the darkest of times provides comic relief for one Hong Kong outsider
Amnesty International launches new global network of researchers to deploy digital verification for human rights, with HKU students involved

Network of student researchers, which includes 12 from University of Hong Kong, uses digital tools to authenticate video footage and data to help bring human rights abusers to justice.

22 Jun 2019 - 3:19PM

Network of student researchers, which includes 12 from University of Hong Kong, uses digital tools to authenticate video footage and data to help bring human rights abusers to justice.

Amnesty International launches new global network of researchers to deploy digital verification for human rights, with HKU students involved
Muay Thai champion Kwok Hoi-ling from Hong Kong finds learning to never give up is the sport’s biggest prize

Kwok Hoi-ling only took up the sport as a teenager to lose weight, but now has five major titles and is bidding to become world champion next month.

18 Jun 2019 - 2:18PM

Kwok Hoi-ling only took up the sport as a teenager to lose weight, but now has five major titles and is bidding to become world champion next month.

Muay Thai champion Kwok Hoi-ling from Hong Kong finds learning to never give up is the sport’s biggest prize
Hong Kong diver, 66, wages marine war against ocean’s silent killers – ghost nets

Harry Chan wants to raise public awareness for his cause to rid the city’s waters of abandoned fishing gear that can ensnare marine life and humans.

8 Jun 2019 - 2:55PM

Harry Chan wants to raise public awareness for his cause to rid the city’s waters of abandoned fishing gear that can ensnare marine life and humans.

Hong Kong diver, 66, wages marine war against ocean’s silent killers – ghost nets
Why a former Vietnamese refugee returned to Hong Kong to give back to the city of her harsh childhood

Farah Dang, 38, has been volunteering with an NGO and came back a decade ago after leaving for Britain in 1992. She has never forgotten how others helped her, and has come to terms with her refugee identity.

6 Apr 2019 - 2:44PM

Farah Dang, 38, has been volunteering with an NGO and came back a decade ago after leaving for Britain in 1992. She has never forgotten how others helped her, and has come to terms with her refugee identity.

Why a former Vietnamese refugee returned to Hong Kong to give back to the city of her harsh childhood
Domestic helper in Hong Kong turns photographer after snap capturing the sacrifice of working women wins National Geographic prize

Joan Pabona has been a helper in Hong Kong for six years. Her photo of a woman arranging safety nets for bamboo scaffolding won second place in People and Happenings section of National Geographic Wheelock Youth Photo Competition

6 Apr 2019 - 11:00AM

Joan Pabona has been a helper in Hong Kong for six years. Her photo of a woman arranging safety nets for bamboo scaffolding won second place in People and Happenings section of National Geographic Wheelock Youth Photo Competition

Domestic helper in Hong Kong turns photographer after snap capturing the sacrifice of working women wins National Geographic prize
The NGO helping Hongkongers with disabilities fight prejudice and break into the workforce

CarER works to break down the barriers facing disabled jobseekers, who often have difficulty finding employment.

30 Mar 2019 - 11:00AM

CarER works to break down the barriers facing disabled jobseekers, who often have difficulty finding employment.

The NGO helping Hongkongers with disabilities fight prejudice and break into the workforce
Hong Kong loves Bollywood: meet the woman teaching locals to dance like Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan

‘Bollywood dancing is the most easy-going, welcoming form of dance. It is all about having fun, building confidence and expressing ourselves,’ says Hanisha Gianani.

30 Mar 2019 - 9:00AM

‘Bollywood dancing is the most easy-going, welcoming form of dance. It is all about having fun, building confidence and expressing ourselves,’ says Hanisha Gianani.

Hong Kong loves Bollywood: meet the woman teaching locals to dance like Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan
HKU students get history lesson of China and Russia through the lens of photojournalist Liu Heung Shing

Campus display is to mark launch of award-winning author’s book – A Life in a Sea of Red – which provides vivid insight into historical chapters of two superpowers.

23 Mar 2019 - 10:05AM

Campus display is to mark launch of award-winning author’s book – A Life in a Sea of Red – which provides vivid insight into historical chapters of two superpowers.

HKU students get history lesson of China and Russia through the lens of photojournalist Liu Heung Shing
How a Hong Kong designer came up with a wallet that can help the visually impaired identify banknote denominations

Comma Leung, who runs studio Mosi Mosi, is an award-winning designer who wants to bring inclusiveness into a city criticised for being market-driven.

23 Mar 2019 - 9:00AM

Comma Leung, who runs studio Mosi Mosi, is an award-winning designer who wants to bring inclusiveness into a city criticised for being market-driven.

How a Hong Kong designer came up with a wallet that can help the visually impaired identify banknote denominations
Showing tourists another side of the city and its history, with Paul Chan of Walk in Hong Kong

Paul Chan got the idea for Walk in Hong Kong while studying in Europe.

16 Mar 2019 - 11:00AM

Paul Chan got the idea for Walk in Hong Kong while studying in Europe.

Showing tourists another side of the city and its history, with Paul Chan of Walk in Hong Kong
Creative art installations from designer duo give new meaning to paperwork in Hong Kong

Hongkonger Agnes Tai and French animator Anthony Sarrus are based in Brussels and have worked for big brands, coming up with store displays around the world.

16 Mar 2019 - 10:00AM

Hongkonger Agnes Tai and French animator Anthony Sarrus are based in Brussels and have worked for big brands, coming up with store displays around the world.

Creative art installations from designer duo give new meaning to paperwork in Hong Kong