Nan-Hie In

Nan-Hie In is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong covering tech, health and lifestyle topics in Asia for various local and international media outlets. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Forbes, China Daily, CNN, Radio Television Hong Kong, Asia Gambling Brief and more. She was a correspondent governor of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club from 2013 to 2017.
Nan-Hie In
Nan-Hie In is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong covering tech, health and lifestyle topics in Asia for various local and international media outlets. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Forbes, China Daily, CNN, Radio Television Hong Kong, Asia Gambling Brief and more. She was a correspondent governor of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club from 2013 to 2017.

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LPGA golfer Tiffany Chan using meditation and mindfulness to turn around a tough season

Hong Kong’s first LPGA golf pro talks about learning to let go after a bad shot. After missing the cut in seven tournaments, she is using mindfulness to get back on track.

23 May 2019 - 7:59PM

Hong Kong’s first LPGA golf pro talks about learning to let go after a bad shot. After missing the cut in seven tournaments, she is using mindfulness to get back on track.

LPGA golfer Tiffany Chan using meditation and mindfulness to turn around a tough season
How Free Solo climber Alex Honnold mastered his fears on El Capitan amid sacrifices

Climber who scaled 900-metre granite wall of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park without ropes climbs in a ‘fear bubble’, says producer of Free Solo, Oscar-winning film of the ascent.

3 Apr 2019 - 6:26AM

Climber who scaled 900-metre granite wall of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park without ropes climbs in a ‘fear bubble’, says producer of Free Solo, Oscar-winning film of the ascent.

How Free Solo climber Alex Honnold mastered his fears on El Capitan amid sacrifices
Pull-ups, TRX, lunges – grandma yogi spreads gospel of fitness and well-being to young and old

Carol Farrington, 63, lives for yoga, and her gym workouts include handstands, TRX, pull-ups, lunges and rope routines. When she retires she’ll teach yoga full-time, and says all this exercise keeps her mentally sharp. Experts agree.

1 Apr 2019 - 6:27PM

Carol Farrington, 63, lives for yoga, and her gym workouts include handstands, TRX, pull-ups, lunges and rope routines. When she retires she’ll teach yoga full-time, and says all this exercise keeps her mentally sharp. Experts agree.

Pull-ups, TRX, lunges – grandma yogi spreads gospel of fitness and well-being to young and old
How sport helps clear the mind: Sevens rugby stars tackle physical and mental health

Exercise is an outlet for stress, and sport teaches resilience, say Hong Kong sevens internationals Salom Yiu and Chong Ka-yan; former All Black John Kirwan gives his perspective on mental health at a wellness summit.

27 Mar 2019 - 6:19PM

Exercise is an outlet for stress, and sport teaches resilience, say Hong Kong sevens internationals Salom Yiu and Chong Ka-yan; former All Black John Kirwan gives his perspective on mental health at a wellness summit.

How sport helps clear the mind: Sevens rugby stars tackle physical and mental health
Breathing exercises, ice baths: how Wim Hof Method helps elite athletes and Navy Seals

The Wim Hof Method allows you to operate efficiently under high stress by using breathing as you do when relaxed. Practitioners believe it reduces infection, and heals chronic medical conditions and psychological problems.

25 Mar 2019 - 8:01PM

The Wim Hof Method allows you to operate efficiently under high stress by using breathing as you do when relaxed. Practitioners believe it reduces infection, and heals chronic medical conditions and psychological problems.

Breathing exercises, ice baths: how Wim Hof Method helps elite athletes and Navy Seals
Self-defence for women: why Brazilian jiu-jitsu is the answer, and five moves that could save your life

Brazilian capoeira master and black belt jiu-jitsu instructor Fernando Junior claims people have self-defence all wrong; he offers tips on how best to protect yourself against an attacker, especially one bigger and stronger than you.

8 Mar 2019 - 2:54PM

Brazilian capoeira master and black belt jiu-jitsu instructor Fernando Junior claims people have self-defence all wrong; he offers tips on how best to protect yourself against an attacker, especially one bigger and stronger than you.

Self-defence for women: why Brazilian jiu-jitsu is the answer, and five moves that could save your life
Cancer therapy that fights brain tumours with electric fields brings hope to Hong Kong patients

Optune is an electrical therapy device that treats a deadly brain tumour type known as glioblastoma multiforme. It creates an electric field around the tumour to disrupt the growth and reproduction of cancer cells in the brain.

6 Mar 2019 - 7:25PM

Optune is an electrical therapy device that treats a deadly brain tumour type known as glioblastoma multiforme. It creates an electric field around the tumour to disrupt the growth and reproduction of cancer cells in the brain.

Cancer therapy that fights brain tumours with electric fields brings hope to Hong Kong patients
How does a Formula E racing driver keep fit? Champion racer Sam Bird tells us about staying on track

Driving a racing car is incredibly hot work, and mentally and physically demanding, so drivers need to be in peak condition. Sam Bird, who defends his Formula E title in Hong Kong this weekend, takes us though his fitness regimen.

4 Mar 2019 - 9:10PM

Driving a racing car is incredibly hot work, and mentally and physically demanding, so drivers need to be in peak condition. Sam Bird, who defends his Formula E title in Hong Kong this weekend, takes us though his fitness regimen.

How does a Formula E racing driver keep fit? Champion racer Sam Bird tells us about staying on track
Mental health in Hong Kong: how physical activity can improve your overall well-being

Non-profit group Mind Hong Kong rolls out Move It for Mental Health campaign to encourage people to increase their fitness activity, as research shows exercise contributes to improved psychological well-being.

8 Feb 2019 - 7:00PM

Non-profit group Mind Hong Kong rolls out Move It for Mental Health campaign to encourage people to increase their fitness activity, as research shows exercise contributes to improved psychological well-being.

Mental health in Hong Kong: how physical activity can improve your overall well-being
Male-only yoga classes and other alternative therapies help men fight cancer

Relaxation can help reduce side effects from chemotherapy and cut down the stress that comes with fighting cancer; male-only yoga classes allow men to destress without feeling self-conscious.

27 Jan 2019 - 6:08PM

Relaxation can help reduce side effects from chemotherapy and cut down the stress that comes with fighting cancer; male-only yoga classes allow men to destress without feeling self-conscious.

Male-only yoga classes and other alternative therapies help men fight cancer
Food was their passion, and their problem: how overweight couple lost 59kg in a year and ran a half marathon

Mick Tsang and Tina Choi loved food, until it became a problem. Weighing 224kg between them, they took on a weight loss challenge and, with the support of new-found friends, began exercising. They haven’t looked back since.

21 Jan 2019 - 7:59PM

Mick Tsang and Tina Choi loved food, until it became a problem. Weighing 224kg between them, they took on a weight loss challenge and, with the support of new-found friends, began exercising. They haven’t looked back since.

Food was their passion, and their problem: how overweight couple lost 59kg in a year and ran a half marathon
How yoga and a vegetarian alkaline diet can help you run faster and further, and cheer you up

Ultrarunner Janet Shum believes running can lift you out of a mental funk. Breathing exercises and a meat-free diet have helped her push beyond her limits.

18 Jan 2019 - 2:36AM

Ultrarunner Janet Shum believes running can lift you out of a mental funk. Breathing exercises and a meat-free diet have helped her push beyond her limits.

How yoga and a vegetarian alkaline diet can help you run faster and further, and cheer you up
Pole dance club founder on 10 years of empowering women and keeping them fit

Hong Kong’s Aerial Arts Academy AAA offers pole dance and aerial acrobatics with silks and hoops. Co-founder Vee Lea talks about overcoming social attitudes to pole dance.

14 Jan 2019 - 5:05PM

Hong Kong’s Aerial Arts Academy AAA offers pole dance and aerial acrobatics with silks and hoops. Co-founder Vee Lea talks about overcoming social attitudes to pole dance.

Pole dance club founder on 10 years of empowering women and keeping them fit
How a Hong Kong triathlete trains for half Ironman races – her tips for beginner racers

Since Leanne Szeto made the switch from regular triathlons to longer distances she has had to work much more on endurance, and uses heart rate data from her smartwatch to optimise training sessions.

8 Jan 2019 - 6:45PM

Since Leanne Szeto made the switch from regular triathlons to longer distances she has had to work much more on endurance, and uses heart rate data from her smartwatch to optimise training sessions.

How a Hong Kong triathlete trains for half Ironman races – her tips for beginner racers
Five top tips from a kung fu master for a healthy life – and, after 60 years of martial arts, he’s living proof

Graham Player has practised the Hung Gar discipline of kung fu since he was a teenager. He still teaches the martial art five days a week, and practises a philosophy that combines Western and Chinese medicine.

17 Dec 2018 - 5:42PM

Graham Player has practised the Hung Gar discipline of kung fu since he was a teenager. He still teaches the martial art five days a week, and practises a philosophy that combines Western and Chinese medicine.

Five top tips from a kung fu master for a healthy life – and, after 60 years of martial arts, he’s living proof
New fertility trackers and femcare products help smash menstruation taboos and misconceptions

Innovations in women’s health are teaching women about their bodies, changing attitudes and breaking taboos around menstruation. 

12 Dec 2018 - 5:58PM

Innovations in women’s health are teaching women about their bodies, changing attitudes and breaking taboos around menstruation. 

New fertility trackers and femcare products help smash menstruation taboos and misconceptions
How Olympic badminton star got his mojo back and hit the gym in quest for Games swan song

South Korean Lee Yong-dae, a gold medallist at the 2008 Games and a former world No 1, retired in 2016 – but now he’s back. The 30-year-old tells us about hitting the gym and using visualisation to defeat opponents.

29 Nov 2018 - 8:46AM

South Korean Lee Yong-dae, a gold medallist at the 2008 Games and a former world No 1, retired in 2016 – but now he’s back. The 30-year-old tells us about hitting the gym and using visualisation to defeat opponents.

How Olympic badminton star got his mojo back and hit the gym in quest for Games swan song
Worrying ignorance of diabetes symptoms, in Asia and elsewhere, revealed

Nine in 10 parents in China would struggle to identify warning signs of the disease in their children, survey finds; another survey finds a reluctance to get screened for diabetes even though respondents know the importance of checks.

27 Nov 2018 - 7:41PM

Nine in 10 parents in China would struggle to identify warning signs of the disease in their children, survey finds; another survey finds a reluctance to get screened for diabetes even though respondents know the importance of checks.

Worrying ignorance of diabetes symptoms, in Asia and elsewhere, revealed
Young cancer survivors’ challenges: staying positive, making friends, returning to school

New research finds link between young cancer survivors’ ability to envision their futures and their risk of illnesses such as depression. However, experience in Hong Kong suggests most face more mundane challenges.

22 Nov 2018 - 7:32PM

New research finds link between young cancer survivors’ ability to envision their futures and their risk of illnesses such as depression. However, experience in Hong Kong suggests most face more mundane challenges.

Young cancer survivors’ challenges: staying positive, making friends, returning to school
How this glucose monitor helps diabetics live longer lives and manage their condition properly, without the need to draw blood

Sandy Shum didn’t take her diabetes seriously until she collapsed and ended up in hospital. After her husband got her a glucose monitor implant, she changed her attitude and turned her life around.

17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM

Sandy Shum didn’t take her diabetes seriously until she collapsed and ended up in hospital. After her husband got her a glucose monitor implant, she changed her attitude and turned her life around.

How this glucose monitor helps diabetics live longer lives and manage their condition properly, without the need to draw blood
Cancer is the biggest medical fear for Hongkongers – but many are also confused by it
  • About 75 per cent of Hongkongers fear developing cancer, according to a survey. But only one third of those take preventive measures, such as undergoing screenings
24 Oct 2018 - 7:08PM
  • About 75 per cent of Hongkongers fear developing cancer, according to a survey. But only one third of those take preventive measures, such as undergoing screenings
Cancer is  the biggest medical fear for Hongkongers – but many are also confused by it
Gay Games 2022: how the man behind Hong Kong’s winning bid made his dream come true

After a painful split from his long-term boyfriend, Dennis Philipse founded LGBT+ outdoor activities group Out in Hong Kong, and its popularity encouraged him to push for the city to host the showpiece sports event.

22 Oct 2018 - 6:47PM

After a painful split from his long-term boyfriend, Dennis Philipse founded LGBT+ outdoor activities group Out in Hong Kong, and its popularity encouraged him to push for the city to host the showpiece sports event.

Gay Games 2022: how the man behind Hong Kong’s winning bid made his dream come true
Mental health in the workplace, and why Hong Kong lags behind in its support of staff

More than one in three professionals surveyed in Hong Kong said they have had symptoms of poor mental health. Most still went to work and nearly all said their employers didn’t have the resources to help them.

14 Oct 2018 - 6:05PM

More than one in three professionals surveyed in Hong Kong said they have had symptoms of poor mental health. Most still went to work and nearly all said their employers didn’t have the resources to help them.

Mental health in the workplace, and why Hong Kong lags behind in its support of staff
Tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain: new mother injuries and how to avoid them

New mothers are at risk of all kinds of injuries from repetitive child lifting and carrying. We talk to an expert on how to ease the aches.

2 Oct 2018 - 8:03PM

New mothers are at risk of all kinds of injuries from repetitive child lifting and carrying. We talk to an expert on how to ease the aches.

Tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain: new mother injuries and how to avoid them
For children, beating cancer can be just the start of a battle for acceptance and a normal life

Brain cancer survivor Nam Nam Cheung, 12, struggled for acceptance at school in Hong Kong and suffered discrimination; groups such as Little Life Warrior Society hope to make such children’s lives easier in the long run.

1 Oct 2018 - 6:35PM

Brain cancer survivor Nam Nam Cheung, 12, struggled for acceptance at school in Hong Kong and suffered discrimination; groups such as Little Life Warrior Society hope to make such children’s lives easier in the long run.

For children, beating cancer can be just the start of a battle for acceptance and a normal life
Hong Kong teen mountaineer abandons record attempt to study medicine, but he’s not done with climbing yet

Benjamin Chan wanted to be the youngest person to climb the highest peaks on seven continents and reach both poles, but will pursue another dream – studying to be a doctor. Next on his bucket list: the world’s deadliest mountain

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Benjamin Chan wanted to be the youngest person to climb the highest peaks on seven continents and reach both poles, but will pursue another dream – studying to be a doctor. Next on his bucket list: the world’s deadliest mountain

Hong Kong teen mountaineer abandons record attempt to study medicine, but he’s not done with climbing yet
Chinese doctor’s near-miracle recovery after cancer immunotherapy shows the promise new treatment holds

Zou Yuliang was told he had weeks to live before taking part in a clinical trial for a new immunotherapy treatment that avoids targeting healthy B-cells. Now a new chapter of his life has opened up.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Zou Yuliang was told he had weeks to live before taking part in a clinical trial for a new immunotherapy treatment that avoids targeting healthy B-cells. Now a new chapter of his life has opened up.

Chinese doctor’s near-miracle recovery after cancer immunotherapy shows the promise new treatment holds
Mountaineer doctor awed by Himalayas and inspired to help others by qualifying as high-altitude medic

Doctor who sees patients close to death and regretting things they haven’t done is determined to live without regrets; climbing in Himalayas inspires her to help others by qualifying as Hong Kong’s first high-altitude medic.

4 Sep 2018 - 1:09AM

Doctor who sees patients close to death and regretting things they haven’t done is determined to live without regrets; climbing in Himalayas inspires her to help others by qualifying as Hong Kong’s first high-altitude medic.

Mountaineer doctor awed by Himalayas and inspired to help others by qualifying as high-altitude medic
Vegan vindication: Asian Games medallist’s switch to plant-based diet speeds recovery from serious injury, and boosts her training and results

Vivian Kong feels vindicated; after years of thinking about turning vegan, a serious injury led her to adopt the diet. Fellow athletes and her family were sceptical, but suddenly she could train better, and in June she won gold at the Asian championships, then Asian Games bronze.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Vivian Kong feels vindicated; after years of thinking about turning vegan, a serious injury led her to adopt the diet. Fellow athletes and her family were sceptical, but suddenly she could train better, and in June she won gold at the Asian championships, then Asian Games bronze.

Vegan vindication: Asian Games medallist’s switch to plant-based diet speeds recovery from serious injury, and boosts her training and results
Fitness for climbers: why descending from highest peaks is the hard part, and how to get in shape for summits – Hong Kong mountain guide

Having summited Everest three times and with 24 years’ experience, adventure guide John Tsang knows the risks and what it takes to reach the top of the world safely. He talks about altitude sickness, acclimatisation and the perilous descent from the peak.

15 Aug 2018 - 4:15PM

Having summited Everest three times and with 24 years’ experience, adventure guide John Tsang knows the risks and what it takes to reach the top of the world safely. He talks about altitude sickness, acclimatisation and the perilous descent from the peak.

Fitness for climbers: why descending from highest peaks is the hard part, and how to get in shape for summits – Hong Kong mountain guide