Jason Hung

Jason Hung

Jason hung is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Cambridge.

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Opinion | Thailand needs a better Covid-19 strategy if it wants tourists to return

With vaccine hesitancy high amid supply delays, the government must get its act together if Thailand is to reach herd immunity this year and not imperil the “Phuket Sandbox” and other similar tourism reopening schemes.

With vaccine hesitancy high amid supply delays, the government must get its act together if Thailand is to reach herd immunity this year and not imperil the “Phuket Sandbox” and other similar tourism reopening schemes.

7 Aug 2021 - 7:15PM
Sports and exercise growing fastest in Asia, led by China – four young professionals discuss their fitness regimes, goals and sporting role models

In Asia, many people put academics over health and fitness, but this is changing. Four young professionals discuss their exercise regimes, motivation and goals.

In Asia, many people put academics over health and fitness, but this is changing. Four young professionals discuss their exercise regimes, motivation and goals.

27 Jan 2021 - 2:56PM
Young, Asian, full of potential … and feeling like an ‘impostor’. Why these adults struggle to celebrate their success

Promising young Asian adults across the globe open up about ‘impostor syndrome’, a psychological pattern of chronic self-doubt that makes it hard to celebrate their own successes.

Promising young Asian adults across the globe open up about ‘impostor syndrome’, a psychological pattern of chronic self-doubt that makes it hard to celebrate their own successes.

14 Oct 2020 - 11:17AM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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