Luna Sun

Luna Sun

Luna Sun joined the Post in 2021, covering the broader political economy with an interest in China's consumer trends, social issues and emerging industries. She has previously covered local news and human interest stories in Indiana and New York City in the United States, and has written about business, technology and culture for TechNode, SupChina, Pandaily, among other publications.

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Is this China’s ‘Great Resignation’? Freelancers find both hope and uncertainty in bid to escape 9-to-5 grind

Gen Z and younger millennials embrace “flexible employment” and freelancing, saying their ideal jobs provide more freedom while allowing them to pursue their passions.

Gen Z and younger millennials embrace “flexible employment” and freelancing, saying their ideal jobs provide more freedom while allowing them to pursue their passions.

Is this China’s ‘Great Resignation’? Freelancers find both hope and uncertainty in bid to escape 9-to-5 grind
17 Oct 2021 - 9:42PM
Inside ground zero of Christmas supply chains; US-China vs UN Human Rights Council
15 Oct 2021 - 4:00PM
China’s ‘golden week’ travel spending down 40 per cent from pre-pandemic level, and worse than last year’s

Local outbreaks of the coronavirus Delta variant across the country also scared many consumers into staying home and tightening their purse strings.

Local outbreaks of the coronavirus Delta variant across the country also scared many consumers into staying home and tightening their purse strings.

China’s ‘golden week’ travel spending down 40 per cent from pre-pandemic level, and worse than last year’s
8 Oct 2021 - 8:15PM
China’s top theme parks Universal Studios, Legoland, Shanghai Disney still outliers in nation’s drive for world-class tourism sector

Theme parks from big global names like Universal Studios and Legoland offer a model for development of more high-end tourism products in China, analysts say.

Theme parks from big global names like Universal Studios and Legoland offer a model for development of more high-end tourism products in China, analysts say.

China’s top theme parks Universal Studios, Legoland, Shanghai Disney still outliers in nation’s drive for world-class tourism sector
2 Oct 2021 - 10:51PM
China’s Covid-hit tourism market saved from Mid-Autumn Festival doldrums by short trips and local travel

Short holidays and local tourism saved the day for Mid-Autumn Festival travel, but tour agencies, airlines and railways that rely on longer trips did not fare as well.

Short holidays and local tourism saved the day for Mid-Autumn Festival travel, but tour agencies, airlines and railways that rely on longer trips did not fare as well.

China’s Covid-hit tourism market saved from Mid-Autumn Festival doldrums by short trips and local travel
29 Sep 2021 - 4:30AM
Coronavirus outbreak in Fujian poses fresh threat to China’s troubled travel market

Before the Delta outbreak started last week, there were signs China’s travel market was recovering after a bleak summer. But fresh lockdowns and transport restrictions pose a new threat.

Before the Delta outbreak started last week, there were signs China’s travel market was recovering after a bleak summer. But fresh lockdowns and transport restrictions pose a new threat.

Coronavirus outbreak in Fujian poses fresh threat to China’s troubled travel market
16 Sep 2021 - 10:12PM
China coal-fired power companies on the verge of bankruptcy petition Beijing to raise electricity prices

The Beijing Electric Power Industry Association has asked authorities in the capital for permission to raise electricity rates as supply shortages drive up the price of coal.

The Beijing Electric Power Industry Association has asked authorities in the capital for permission to raise electricity rates as supply shortages drive up the price of coal.

China coal-fired power companies on the verge of bankruptcy petition Beijing to raise electricity prices
10 Sep 2021 - 10:05PM
China’s Covid-hit travel market shows signs of recovery as Mid-Autumn Festival bookings surge

Interprovincial tour bookings ahead of China’s Mid-Autumn Festival holiday have surged over the past two weeks, but most travellers will be staying close to home, experts say.

Interprovincial tour bookings ahead of China’s Mid-Autumn Festival holiday have surged over the past two weeks, but most travellers will be staying close to home, experts say.

China’s Covid-hit travel market shows signs of recovery as Mid-Autumn Festival bookings surge
10 Sep 2021 - 8:54AM
China travel: affluent jet-setting tourists stuck in China are fuelling surge in demand for luxurious domestic destinations

Analysts see a growing reservoir of pent-up spending power among travel-starved Chinese tourists, and it has triggered a boom in high-end tourism products domestically.

Analysts see a growing reservoir of pent-up spending power among travel-starved Chinese tourists, and it has triggered a boom in high-end tourism products domestically.

China travel: affluent jet-setting tourists stuck in China are fuelling surge in demand for luxurious domestic destinations
23 Aug 2021 - 10:30AM
Coronavirus: Nanjing Delta outbreak threatens China’s summer spending, adding new pressure to slowing economy

China faces a further slide in consumer spending after authorities imposed lockdowns to control the Delta outbreak that started in Nanjing last month, analysts say.

China faces a further slide in consumer spending after authorities imposed lockdowns to control the Delta outbreak that started in Nanjing last month, analysts say.

Coronavirus: Nanjing Delta outbreak threatens China’s summer spending, adding new pressure to slowing economy
4 Aug 2021 - 8:56AM
China’s members-only retailers flourish, despite growing pressure on bricks-and-mortar stores

Membership-only bulk retailers are thriving in China’s big cities, but it is unclear whether the model has large-scale appeal, due to high prices and competition from e-commerce stores.

Membership-only bulk retailers are thriving in China’s big cities, but it is unclear whether the model has large-scale appeal, due to high prices and competition from e-commerce stores.

China’s members-only retailers flourish, despite growing pressure on bricks-and-mortar stores
1 Aug 2021 - 10:19PM
China’s flood-stricken Henan shakes off logistics disruptions, but short-term delays continue

Businesses in Henan forced to suspend operations after flooding paralysed parts of the province last week have started resuming normal operations.

Businesses in Henan forced to suspend operations after flooding paralysed parts of the province last week have started resuming normal operations.

China’s flood-stricken Henan shakes off logistics disruptions, but short-term delays continue
29 Jul 2021 - 10:24PM
China’s working mothers struggle with career setbacks and discrimination, finding ‘balance is a false premise’

China has done away with its decades-long restrictive child policies, but women are finding limitations still exist in the form of workplace challenges and career impediments.

China has done away with its decades-long restrictive child policies, but women are finding limitations still exist in the form of workplace challenges and career impediments.

China’s working mothers struggle with career setbacks and discrimination, finding ‘balance is a false premise’
29 Jul 2021 - 8:53AM
China’s transport costs surge in line with skyrocketing oil prices, but at least food is getting cheaper

China’s official consumer price index (CPI) rose by 1.1 per cent in June, year on year, while plunging pork prices helped drive down the cost of food by 1.7 per cent.

China’s official consumer price index (CPI) rose by 1.1 per cent in June, year on year, while plunging pork prices helped drive down the cost of food by 1.7 per cent.

China’s transport costs surge in line with skyrocketing oil prices, but at least food is getting cheaper
13 Jul 2021 - 8:35AM