Mia Castagnone

Mia Castagnone

Graduate trainee

Mia joined the Post as a Graduate Trainee in 2021. Born and raised in Australia, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications and Chinese Studies from the University of Sydney. She previously interned at Sydney Morning Herald and was the editor of student news publication Pulp USU. She has studied Mandarin for several years and has a deep interest in Chinese culture.

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Chinese contemporary paper-cut artists put modern spin on the ancient folk art in Hong Kong exhibition

Paper cutting has been practised on China for more than 1,000 years, but not like this – a show of 90 works by seven Chinese contemporary artists in Hong Kong puts a new spin on the folk art.

Paper cutting has been practised on China for more than 1,000 years, but not like this – a show of 90 works by seven Chinese contemporary artists in Hong Kong puts a new spin on the folk art.

Chinese contemporary paper-cut artists put modern spin on the ancient folk art in Hong Kong exhibition
16 Oct 2021 - 5:30PM
‘Chinese Sex and the City’ adaptation The Woman in Kenzo brought to the stage in Hong Kong by award-winning composer Leon Ko

The Woman in Kenzo, a musical adaptation of the novella of the same name known as the ‘Chinese Sex and the City’ and 10 years in the works, will be performed this week in Hong Kong.

The Woman in Kenzo, a musical adaptation of the novella of the same name known as the ‘Chinese Sex and the City’ and 10 years in the works, will be performed this week in Hong Kong.

‘Chinese Sex and the City’ adaptation The Woman in Kenzo brought to the stage in Hong Kong by award-winning composer Leon Ko
15 Oct 2021 - 11:15AM
Big-ticket Western art fails to excite Hong Kong auction bidders, with a work by Chinese artist Zhang Daqian the most expensive painting in Sotheby’s autumn sale series

A Picasso set an Asian auction record but a Renoir and a Van Gogh sold for below presale estimates and several lots found no bidders or were pulled from Sotheby’s autumn Hong Kong auctions.

A Picasso set an Asian auction record but a Renoir and a Van Gogh sold for below presale estimates and several lots found no bidders or were pulled from Sotheby’s autumn Hong Kong auctions.

Big-ticket Western art fails to excite Hong Kong auction bidders, with a work by Chinese artist Zhang Daqian the most expensive painting in Sotheby’s autumn sale series
14 Oct 2021 - 5:44PM
Asia-Pacific economies make slow progress in bringing women to company boardrooms

Women make up 24 per cent of company boardrooms around the globe this year, up from 15.1 per cent in 2015, but progress remains slow in may parts of Asia-Pacific, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute.

Women make up 24 per cent of company boardrooms around the globe this year, up from 15.1 per cent in 2015, but progress remains slow in may parts of Asia-Pacific, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute.

Asia-Pacific economies make slow progress in bringing women to company boardrooms
11 Oct 2021 - 8:36AM
Singaporean luxury tea brand Tea WG to open new stores in Hong Kong as it aims to win over Chinese consumers

Tea WG is set to open new stores in Hong Kong as part of its goal of cracking the tricky mainland Chinese market, where domestic tea brands are becoming increasingly popular.

Tea WG is set to open new stores in Hong Kong as part of its goal of cracking the tricky mainland Chinese market, where domestic tea brands are becoming increasingly popular.

Singaporean luxury tea brand Tea WG to open new stores in Hong Kong as it aims to win over Chinese consumers
3 Oct 2021 - 8:38PM
Royal Docks’ home prices may outpace London, rest of the UK, offering BN(O) emigrants option for investments and growth

The area’s five-year annual average rental growth is 3.2 per cent for a 17.1 per cent compounded growth rate between 2022 and 2026, said JLL, the sole agent for the Riverscape development on the River Thames.

The area’s five-year annual average rental growth is 3.2 per cent for a 17.1 per cent compounded growth rate between 2022 and 2026, said JLL, the sole agent for the Riverscape development on the River Thames.

Royal Docks’ home prices may outpace London, rest of the UK, offering BN(O) emigrants option for investments and growth
29 Sep 2021 - 12:00PM
Swiss perfumery sets sights on China’s US$1.5 billion market dominated by Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder

Swiss family-owned perfumery Firmenich gets closer to the ground in Guangzhou to challenge global luxury brands Chanel, Dior for a slice of China’s US$1.5 billion market.

Swiss family-owned perfumery Firmenich gets closer to the ground in Guangzhou to challenge global luxury brands Chanel, Dior for a slice of China’s US$1.5 billion market.

Swiss perfumery sets sights on China’s US$1.5 billion market dominated by Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder
26 Sep 2021 - 10:00AM
Opinion | Why many Gen Z youth are ‘lying flat’ on climate change

Apocalyptic memes and the ‘smiling with tear face’ emoji express the sentiments of a generation tired of watching governments and businesses stall on addressing climate change, even as dire warnings of extreme weather events grow.

Apocalyptic memes and the ‘smiling with tear face’ emoji express the sentiments of a generation tired of watching governments and businesses stall on addressing climate change, even as dire warnings of extreme weather events grow.

Why many Gen Z youth are ‘lying flat’ on climate change
25 Sep 2021 - 11:30AM
Hong Kong first in queue for taste of Impossible Food’s plant-based pork, as Impossible Pork heads to Jollibee-owned Tim Ho Wan, ParknShop stores

US plant-based meat company Impossible Foods launched Impossible Pork across 100 restaurants in Hong Kong, including Jollibee Foods Corporation’s Tim Ho Wan, on Thursday.

US plant-based meat company Impossible Foods launched Impossible Pork across 100 restaurants in Hong Kong, including Jollibee Foods Corporation’s Tim Ho Wan, on Thursday.

Hong Kong first in queue for taste of Impossible Food’s plant-based pork, as Impossible Pork heads to Jollibee-owned Tim Ho Wan, ParknShop stores
23 Sep 2021 - 9:10AM
Li Ka-shing-backed Israeli biotech start-up’s test to distinguish bacterial and viral infections wins US FDA approval

The US Food and Drug Administration approves the first test that can accurately identify the nature of infection in 15 minutes.

The US Food and Drug Administration approves the first test that can accurately identify the nature of infection in 15 minutes.

Li Ka-shing-backed Israeli biotech start-up’s test to distinguish bacterial and viral infections wins US FDA approval
22 Sep 2021 - 6:00PM
Lawrence Ho’s Melco bows out of Yokohama after new mayor shoots down integrated resort plan

Melco Resorts and Entertainment said on Monday that it was giving up its pursuit to build an integrated casino resort in Yokohama, Japan after its development plans were cancelled by the city’s newly-elected mayor.

Melco Resorts and Entertainment said on Monday that it was giving up its pursuit to build an integrated casino resort in Yokohama, Japan after its development plans were cancelled by the city’s newly-elected mayor.

Lawrence Ho’s Melco bows out of Yokohama after new mayor shoots down integrated resort plan
14 Sep 2021 - 6:30AM
Small and medium health care, pharmaceutical and logistics firms stood out in Asia-Pacific last year, Forbes says

Small and medium companies related to health care, pharmaceuticals and logistics stood out last year in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the Forbes’ 2021 Best Under A Billion list.

Small and medium companies related to health care, pharmaceuticals and logistics stood out last year in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the Forbes’ 2021 Best Under A Billion list.

Small and medium health care, pharmaceutical and logistics firms stood out in Asia-Pacific last year, Forbes says
8 Sep 2021 - 9:45PM
Australia’s education industry facing US$15 billion loss as frustrated, worried students ponder futures

Australia’s international education sector was worth A$40 billion (US$29 billion) in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic, but closed borders have left the industry facing significant losses.

Australia’s international education sector was worth A$40 billion (US$29 billion) in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic, but closed borders have left the industry facing significant losses.

Australia’s education industry facing US$15 billion loss as frustrated, worried students ponder futures
2 Sep 2021 - 8:51AM
Indian billionaire Ambani’s vertical villa inspires Hong Kong Mid-Levels property

The vertical mansion would be a first in Hong Kong, the world’s most expensive urban centre for many years running, where the wealthiest residents have opted for sprawling villas in exclusive neighbourhoods instead of high altitudes.

The vertical mansion would be a first in Hong Kong, the world’s most expensive urban centre for many years running, where the wealthiest residents have opted for sprawling villas in exclusive neighbourhoods instead of high altitudes.

Indian billionaire Ambani’s vertical villa inspires Hong Kong Mid-Levels property
31 Aug 2021 - 6:31PM
Hong Kong’s restaurant scene regains old buzz as Sang Kee joins other operators in expansion drive amid economic recovery

Sang Kee is opening its third outlet in partnership with Golden Bauhinia, joining other restaurant owners in expansion drive amid economic recovery.

Sang Kee is opening its third outlet in partnership with Golden Bauhinia, joining other restaurant owners in expansion drive amid economic recovery.

Hong Kong’s restaurant scene regains old buzz as Sang Kee joins other operators in expansion drive amid economic recovery
29 Aug 2021 - 7:50PM
Explainer | What price can China Evergrande expect for its Hong Kong headquarters? Certainly not US$2 billion, say analysts

China Evergrande, which bought the 26-storey tower for US$1.61 billion in 2015, is reportedly in talks to sell it to mainland peer Yuexiu Property for US$2 billion.

China Evergrande, which bought the 26-storey tower for US$1.61 billion in 2015, is reportedly in talks to sell it to mainland peer Yuexiu Property for US$2 billion.

What price can China Evergrande expect for its Hong Kong headquarters? Certainly not US$2 billion, say analysts
15 Sep 2021 - 11:55AM
Asia-Pacific developers focus on green buildings as they take steps to meet climate goals, cater to rising demand

Developers are likely to speed up construction of sustainable buildings as they take steps to mitigate the impact of climate change and meet rising demand.

Developers are likely to speed up construction of sustainable buildings as they take steps to mitigate the impact of climate change and meet rising demand.

Asia-Pacific developers focus on green buildings as they take steps to meet climate goals, cater to rising demand
24 Aug 2021 - 7:33PM
Firms can bring in robots, but strongest and most resilient brands tap human element, sustainability meet hears

Embarking on diversity and inclusiveness initiatives makes business sense, according to panellists at the Post’s Asia Sustainability Conference.

Embarking on diversity and inclusiveness initiatives makes business sense, according to panellists at the Post’s Asia Sustainability Conference.

Firms can bring in robots, but strongest and most resilient brands tap human element, sustainability meet hears
24 Aug 2021 - 3:53PM
World warms to cryptocurrency even as China and the US give their collective cold shoulders, says Chainalysis adoption data

China’s central bank, which has never allowed financial institutions to handle transactions of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, have stepped up its crackdown on the industry with outright bans on mining of the digital tokens.

China’s central bank, which has never allowed financial institutions to handle transactions of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, have stepped up its crackdown on the industry with outright bans on mining of the digital tokens.

World warms to cryptocurrency even as China and the US give their collective cold shoulders, says Chainalysis adoption data
19 Aug 2021 - 7:03PM
Hong Kong-listed warehouse owner ESR teams with APG and GIC on US$4 billion warehouse investment fund

The slated platform will create a fund to invest in modern warehousing and industrial mixed-use vehicles in China.

The slated platform will create a fund to invest in modern warehousing and industrial mixed-use vehicles in China.

Hong Kong-listed warehouse owner ESR teams with APG and GIC on US$4 billion warehouse investment fund
16 Aug 2021 - 9:17PM
The TikTok-Tokyo Olympics: how athletes like Tom Daley and Liu Shiwen became social media influencers at a Games with no fans

With spectators banned and athletes confined to the Olympic Village, apps like TikTok and Douyin are helping sport stars connect with the outside world.

With spectators banned and athletes confined to the Olympic Village, apps like TikTok and Douyin are helping sport stars connect with the outside world.

The TikTok-Tokyo Olympics: how athletes like Tom Daley and Liu Shiwen became social media influencers at a Games with no fans
9 Aug 2021 - 1:37PM
Tokyo Olympics: 10 athletes who have rings tattoo, including Hong Kong’s own Siobhan Haughey and Stephanie Au

Which athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics have the famous five rings tattooed on them?

Which athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics have the famous five rings tattooed on them?

Tokyo Olympics: 10 athletes who have rings tattoo, including Hong Kong’s own Siobhan Haughey and Stephanie Au
26 Jul 2021 - 8:30AM
Five of the biggest typhoons to hit Asia – as Tropical Cyclone Kompasu buffets Hong Kong and southern China

From Typhoon Vera, which remains the strongest and deadliest typhoon to have ravaged Japan, to Typhoon Haiyan that killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines, we recall the worst typhoons on record in the region

From Typhoon Vera, which remains the strongest and deadliest typhoon to have ravaged Japan, to Typhoon Haiyan that killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines, we recall the worst typhoons on record in the region

Five of the biggest typhoons to hit Asia – as Tropical Cyclone Kompasu buffets Hong Kong and southern China
14 Oct 2021 - 8:29AM