Joyce Siu

Joyce Siu

Joyce is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong. She designs motion graphics and shoots documentaries showcasing Chinese society and culture.

Latest from Joyce Siu

Growing up on top of the world: A nomadic family's summer on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau

Duojie Caidan, a 13-year-old Tibetan boy, lives among mountains in Qinghai, China. Like generations before them, his family are nomadic herders. Duojie and his siblings spend their school holidays on a pasture herding yaks. Their days start at 6am, helping to milk the yaks, and then herding them, which the children have a lot of fun doing. But Duojie has his own dreams and doesn't envision himself to be a herdsman when he grows up.

Duojie Caidan, a 13-year-old Tibetan boy, lives among mountains in Qinghai, China. Like generations before them, his family are nomadic herders. Duojie and his siblings spend their school holidays on a pasture herding yaks. Their days start at 6am, helping to milk the yaks, and then herding them, which the children have a lot of fun doing. But Duojie has his own dreams and doesn't envision himself to be a herdsman when he grows up.

30 Oct 2018 - 3:15PM
A graduate, his horse and a centuries old Tibetan race

Horse racing, ingrained in Tibetan and Mongolian culture for nearly a thousand years, has been a significant part of the lives of people in those regions. Ejian Cairang has been racing horses since he was eight years old and treating his horse as a family member. Unlike most of the horse trainers, who didn’t receive a proper education, Ejian graduated from college and chose to make a living from horse racing.

Horse racing, ingrained in Tibetan and Mongolian culture for nearly a thousand years, has been a significant part of the lives of people in those regions. Ejian Cairang has been racing horses since he was eight years old and treating his horse as a family member. Unlike most of the horse trainers, who didn’t receive a proper education, Ejian graduated from college and chose to make a living from horse racing.

5 Dec 2018 - 2:22PM
Indonesian singer Niki’s mission to empower young Asian artists under-represented in US music industry

Following in the footsteps of fellow Jakarta native Rich Brian (formerly Rich Chigga), R&B singer Niki is using her rising profile to empower young Asian artists who are currently under-represented in the music industry

Following in the footsteps of fellow Jakarta native Rich Brian (formerly Rich Chigga), R&B singer Niki is using her rising profile to empower young Asian artists who are currently under-represented in the music industry

5 Jul 2018 - 6:17PM
Chinese rapper Kris Wu signs to Universal record label after historic deal

Hip-hop singer-songwriter is the first ethnic Chinese artist to join the famous label, whose recording artists include Kanye West, Eminem, and Lady Gaga

Hip-hop singer-songwriter is the first ethnic Chinese artist to join the famous label, whose recording artists include Kanye West, Eminem, and Lady Gaga

25 Apr 2018 - 6:31PM
Chinese American rapper and hip hop star on his rise and why he turned down The Rap of China – twice

Bohan Phoenix turned down the chance to appear on hit reality show The Rap of China twice, saying he is focused on forging his own unique bilingual sound from his new base in Chengdu, where he moved to from Brooklyn last year

Bohan Phoenix turned down the chance to appear on hit reality show The Rap of China twice, saying he is focused on forging his own unique bilingual sound from his new base in Chengdu, where he moved to from Brooklyn last year

12 Jun 2018 - 11:55AM
Seven Chinese hip-hop acts who’ve leapt the Great Firewall to make China look cool

Despite recent Chinese government censorship banning hip-hop culture from mainstream media, the country’s rap scene isn’t finished. A number of acts have found an international audience, and these seven are the stand-outs

Despite recent Chinese government censorship banning hip-hop culture from mainstream media, the country’s rap scene isn’t finished. A number of acts have found an international audience, and these seven are the stand-outs

3 Mar 2018 - 6:01PM
Hong Kong rapper looks to follow Rich Chigga and become an international hip hop star

With more than a million views on YouTube for his goofy lyrics and irreverent music videos, rapper Yung Takeem is rising in the indie music scene, despite studying most of the year in Toronto and working from his bedroom   

With more than a million views on YouTube for his goofy lyrics and irreverent music videos, rapper Yung Takeem is rising in the indie music scene, despite studying most of the year in Toronto and working from his bedroom   

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