Jason Hung

Jason Hung

Jason Hung is a visiting researcher at Stanford University, a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) fellow at Clinton Foundation and a freelance writer at The Diplomat. He worked as an intern at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNECAP).

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Asians in Britain digital platform shares stories, struggles and dreams of people across the country

Digital platform Asians in Britain shares backgrounds from across the country, providing role models who can show young people that their dreams are achievable and their struggles manageable.

8 Apr 2020 - 4:14PM

Digital platform Asians in Britain shares backgrounds from across the country, providing role models who can show young people that their dreams are achievable and their struggles manageable.

Asians in Britain digital platform shares stories, struggles and dreams of people across the country
Chinese influx in Metro Manila inflates rents, driving out locals and adding to racial tension

An influx of Chinese offshore gambling employees in Metro Manila is pushing up rents. Reports of locals being forced out of their homes, political tensions and fears about the coronavirus are increasing anti-Chinese sentiment.

10 Mar 2020 - 7:17AM

An influx of Chinese offshore gambling employees in Metro Manila is pushing up rents. Reports of locals being forced out of their homes, political tensions and fears about the coronavirus are increasing anti-Chinese sentiment.

Chinese influx in Metro Manila inflates rents, driving out locals and adding to racial tension
Opinion | Why Asians love Harvard apparel so much – even when they’re not alumni

Harvard is one of the world’s most prestigious universities and its apparel is not cheap. But that doesn’t matter to many Asian buyers, who want to align themselves with the famous brand even though they’re not alumni.

16 Jan 2020 - 3:36PM

Harvard is one of the world’s most prestigious universities and its apparel is not cheap. But that doesn’t matter to many Asian buyers, who want to align themselves with the famous brand even though they’re not alumni.

Why Asians love Harvard apparel so much – even when they’re not alumni
Opinion | Why visitors to Indonesia should avoid using their left hand – it may cause offence

Shaking hands, offering a gift, giving or receiving something, eating, pointing or touching someone in Indonesia? You’d better not use your left hand – it’s the one locals traditionally use to clean themselves after going to the toilet.

2 Nov 2019 - 3:02PM

Shaking hands, offering a gift, giving or receiving something, eating, pointing or touching someone in Indonesia? You’d better not use your left hand – it’s the one locals traditionally use to clean themselves after going to the toilet.

Why visitors to Indonesia should avoid using their left hand – it may cause offence
The Chinese women in Australia tackling race barriers and helping their community culturally integrate

For many Chinese people Australia can seem like an unwelcoming place, but women like 23-year-olds Emmelyn Wu and Yifan Wang are working to develop cultural exchange opportunities and promote Chinese culture.

18 Nov 2019 - 9:26AM

For many Chinese people Australia can seem like an unwelcoming place, but women like 23-year-olds Emmelyn Wu and Yifan Wang are working to develop cultural exchange opportunities and promote Chinese culture.

The Chinese women in Australia tackling race barriers and helping their community culturally integrate
Opinion | What Hong Kong can do to stop abuse of domestic helpers

Axing the live-in rule and two-week deadline to leave the city after a contract expires could help reduce the number and severity of helper abuse cases, Jason Hung says.

29 Sep 2019 - 8:53AM

Axing the live-in rule and two-week deadline to leave the city after a contract expires could help reduce the number and severity of helper abuse cases, Jason Hung says.

What Hong Kong can do to stop abuse of domestic helpers
Opinion | The gay Hong Kong Chinese men afraid to come out to their families, and why parents need educating to accept them

Hong Kong Chinese respondents to a survey say fear of rejection is the main reason they conceal their gay identities from their families. Parents need education and support to understand their children’s sexual orientation.

4 Sep 2019 - 2:48PM

Hong Kong Chinese respondents to a survey say fear of rejection is the main reason they conceal their gay identities from their families. Parents need education and support to understand their children’s sexual orientation.

The gay Hong Kong Chinese men afraid to come out to their families, and why parents need educating to accept them
Opinion | Sugar overload or social media star: is Taiwanese bubble tea good or evil?

Taiwanese bubble tea has taken the world by storm, and has become an Instagram and Facebook hit. The tapioca tea, however, is far from healthy, with eight to 18 spoonfuls of sugar in each cup.

28 Aug 2019 - 8:00PM

Taiwanese bubble tea has taken the world by storm, and has become an Instagram and Facebook hit. The tapioca tea, however, is far from healthy, with eight to 18 spoonfuls of sugar in each cup.

Sugar overload or social media star: is Taiwanese bubble tea good or evil?
I’m a Chinese man dating an Indonesian woman. We’re in love – but it’s not that easy

Being in a relationship with an ethnic Chinese man, or just admitting to having feelings for one, can require courage for Muslim women in Indonesia. It presents them with many social, cultural and religious obstacles.

21 Aug 2019 - 10:49AM

Being in a relationship with an ethnic Chinese man, or just admitting to having feelings for one, can require courage for Muslim women in Indonesia. It presents them with many social, cultural and religious obstacles.

I’m a Chinese man dating an Indonesian woman. We’re in love – but it’s not that easy
Opinion | Asian-Americans, crazy rich or otherwise, just want to be accepted

Imagine a world in which people are accepted as they are, and Asians don’t have to be typecast as nerds or kung-fu fighters. A film like Crazy Rich Asians brings Asian-Americans a little closer to that.

13 Sep 2018 - 12:36PM

Imagine a world in which people are accepted as they are, and Asians don’t have to be typecast as nerds or kung-fu fighters. A film like Crazy Rich Asians brings Asian-Americans a little closer to that.

Asian-Americans, crazy rich or otherwise, just want to be accepted
Hong Kong should love its foreign domestic helpers, so they will love Hong Kong

Ethnic minorities’ quest to have their rights recognised in Hong Kong starts with Hongkongers ending their master-servant relationship with domestic helpers, and being more than just good bosses.

6 Apr 2018 - 5:43PM

Ethnic minorities’ quest to have their rights recognised in Hong Kong starts with Hongkongers ending their master-servant relationship with domestic helpers, and being more than just good bosses.

Hong Kong should love its foreign domestic helpers, so they will love Hong Kong
How Asian parents’ definition of ‘success’ just adds to mental health stresses

Pressure from parents to go to a good university and get a well-paying job is exacerbated for those with mental health issues, who often define success very differently – such as by having normal, healthy interactions with others.

14 Mar 2018 - 2:30PM

Pressure from parents to go to a good university and get a well-paying job is exacerbated for those with mental health issues, who often define success very differently – such as by having normal, healthy interactions with others.

How Asian parents’ definition of ‘success’ just adds to mental health stresses