Nan-Hie In

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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Karate couple put Tokyo Olympic Games before wedding – and Valentine’s Day will have to wait too

Engaged Hong Kong martial artists Chris Cheng and Jennifer Tsang have put their wedding on hold as they bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. They tell how karate has helped them reach their fitness and relationship goals.

13 Feb 2020 - 10:17PM

Engaged Hong Kong martial artists Chris Cheng and Jennifer Tsang have put their wedding on hold as they bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. They tell how karate has helped them reach their fitness and relationship goals.

Karate couple put Tokyo Olympic Games before wedding – and Valentine’s Day will have to wait too
MMA fighter to change to a plant-based diet after watching Netflix film The Game Changers – will it make a difference?

Marc Guyon, a French MMA fighter based in Hong Kong, has gone meat-free with a view to becoming vegan in February. He hopes it will speed his recovery from injury, and says he already feels energised and less bloated.

28 Jan 2020 - 6:31PM

Marc Guyon, a French MMA fighter based in Hong Kong, has gone meat-free with a view to becoming vegan in February. He hopes it will speed his recovery from injury, and says he already feels energised and less bloated.

MMA fighter to change to a plant-based diet after watching Netflix film The Game Changers – will it make a difference?
K-pop fans did what? Stalking, trolling, kidnapping, upskirt filming – and fan mail written in menstrual blood

Stalking, cyberbullying, upskirt filming – some followers have taken what it means to be a fan too far, as these tragic real life stories prove

24 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM

Stalking, cyberbullying, upskirt filming – some followers have taken what it means to be a fan too far, as these tragic real life stories prove

K-pop fans did what? Stalking, trolling, kidnapping, upskirt filming – and fan mail written in menstrual blood
8 ways to avoid catching the flu, from wearing a face mask to getting enough sleep

As Hong Kong enters peak flu season and a mysterious pneumonia outbreak is taking place in Wuhan, China, here are eight ways to avoid catching the flu if you want to avoid vaccination shots and use more natural remedies.

17 Jan 2020 - 6:11PM

As Hong Kong enters peak flu season and a mysterious pneumonia outbreak is taking place in Wuhan, China, here are eight ways to avoid catching the flu if you want to avoid vaccination shots and use more natural remedies.

8 ways to avoid catching the flu, from wearing a face mask to getting enough sleep
Kids gym: the children working out in fitness centres to build strength, improve their movement and sports performance

Children lift easy weights and work on their movement, cores, glutes, hamstrings and backs in classes at Hong Kong gyms. For some, it’s about boosting confidence and making the school sports team.

12 Jan 2020 - 6:34PM

Children lift easy weights and work on their movement, cores, glutes, hamstrings and backs in classes at Hong Kong gyms. For some, it’s about boosting confidence and making the school sports team.

Kids gym: the children working out in fitness centres to build strength, improve their movement and sports performance
No alcohol, thanks: why the ‘sober curious’ are saying no to normal wine, beer and cocktails for months at a time

Are you taking part in Dry January? People around the world are taking part in the ‘sober curious movement’, where they stop drinking for months at a time – and sometimes go on to be fully teetotal.

14 Jan 2020 - 12:43PM

Are you taking part in Dry January? People around the world are taking part in the ‘sober curious movement’, where they stop drinking for months at a time – and sometimes go on to be fully teetotal.

No alcohol, thanks: why the ‘sober curious’ are saying no to normal wine, beer and cocktails for months at a time
Six experiences to gift in Hong Kong this Christmas: no need to shop, loved ones will enjoy these activities just as much

Research shows gifting experiences, not things, will help strengthen relationships with family and friends, as well as show that you care. Here are six ideas to try in Hong Kong, from martial arts classes to yoga to cookery lessons.

18 Dec 2019 - 4:30PM

Research shows gifting experiences, not things, will help strengthen relationships with family and friends, as well as show that you care. Here are six ideas to try in Hong Kong, from martial arts classes to yoga to cookery lessons.

Six experiences to gift in Hong Kong this Christmas: no need to shop, loved ones will enjoy these activities just as much
SHINee’s Jonghyun remembered: the legacy of a K-pop king and LGBTQ+ icon

Two years after his death, we pay tribute to the SHINee lead singer Kim Jong-hyun – a multi-hyphenate performer and outspoken voice for young people and minorities

18 Feb 2020 - 1:12PM

Two years after his death, we pay tribute to the SHINee lead singer Kim Jong-hyun – a multi-hyphenate performer and outspoken voice for young people and minorities

SHINee’s Jonghyun remembered: the legacy of a K-pop king and LGBTQ+ icon
Where to find the perfect plant-based festive food and meals in Hong Kong this Christmas

From packed hampers filled with a variety of Green Common’s meat-free products to a delicate tea set at The Cakery, vegans won’t be disappointed. Here is where to dine or find a food gift for the meat-free friends in your life.

12 Dec 2019 - 5:23PM

From packed hampers filled with a variety of Green Common’s meat-free products to a delicate tea set at The Cakery, vegans won’t be disappointed. Here is where to dine or find a food gift for the meat-free friends in your life.

Where to find the perfect plant-based festive food and meals in Hong Kong this Christmas
Why men should always take prostate cancer symptoms seriously – Movember reminder from a Hong Kong survivor of the disease

Prostate cancer survivor Joseph Lam praises Movember movement for prompting more people to talk about the disease. The 72-year-old chairs a peer support group for sufferers and survivors in Hong Kong.

28 Nov 2019 - 8:19PM

Prostate cancer survivor Joseph Lam praises Movember movement for prompting more people to talk about the disease. The 72-year-old chairs a peer support group for sufferers and survivors in Hong Kong.

Why men should always take prostate cancer symptoms seriously – Movember reminder from a Hong Kong survivor of the disease
Breathe, meditate, reflect: seven wellness events to help ease strain of Hong Kong protests

As social unrest continues to rock the city and its inhabitants become more despondent, here are a selection of activities that will help release tension. From laughing to chanting, there are plenty of ways to raise your spirits.

21 Nov 2019 - 6:30PM

As social unrest continues to rock the city and its inhabitants become more despondent, here are a selection of activities that will help release tension. From laughing to chanting, there are plenty of ways to raise your spirits.

Breathe, meditate, reflect: seven wellness events to help ease strain of Hong Kong protests
New HIV/Aids clinic offers help without stigma or judgement for Hongkongers

HIV and Aids still carry much stigma, mainly due to ignorance, especially about transmission and infection. Pulse Clinics are sexual health care venues for the LGBT community, helping patients without judging them.

14 Nov 2019 - 5:06PM

HIV and Aids still carry much stigma, mainly due to ignorance, especially about transmission and infection. Pulse Clinics are sexual health care venues for the LGBT community, helping patients without judging them.

New HIV/Aids clinic offers help without stigma or judgement for Hongkongers
Mental health: no worries for survivalist Miriam Lancewood, living off grid in wild New Zealand, ‘thanks to the purity of nature and all this beauty’

Woman in the Wilderness author Miriam Lancewood describes the benefits of being at one with nature, having quit urban life with her husband for a tent in wild New Zealand more than seven years ago. I feel alive there, she says.

7 Nov 2019 - 7:10PM

Woman in the Wilderness author Miriam Lancewood describes the benefits of being at one with nature, having quit urban life with her husband for a tent in wild New Zealand more than seven years ago. I feel alive there, she says.

Mental health: no worries for survivalist Miriam Lancewood, living off grid in wild New Zealand, ‘thanks to the purity of nature and all this beauty’
Vegan burgers vs meat burgers: what’s healthier? Plant-based patties have more fibre, less cholesterol, dietitian says, but more sodium

Plant-based burgers like those from Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are all the rage right now, but are they better for you than the real thing? A dietitian puts nine patties to the test.

31 Oct 2019 - 9:31PM

Plant-based burgers like those from Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are all the rage right now, but are they better for you than the real thing? A dietitian puts nine patties to the test.

Vegan burgers vs meat burgers: what’s healthier? Plant-based patties have more fibre, less cholesterol, dietitian says, but more sodium
Sex after cancer: how couples can learn to be intimate again, as one wife and husband did after surgery triggered menopause

Cancer treatments can cause physiological changes that affect patients’ ability to feel in the mood for sex. One couple rediscovered their sex life by broadening their views of intimacy and learning to communicate better.

27 Oct 2019 - 6:08PM

Cancer treatments can cause physiological changes that affect patients’ ability to feel in the mood for sex. One couple rediscovered their sex life by broadening their views of intimacy and learning to communicate better.

Sex after cancer: how couples can learn to be intimate again, as one wife and husband did after surgery triggered menopause
When and how parents should talk to their kids about sex – don’t leave it to the internet

Sex educators encourage parents to talk to children about sex before they are exposed to pornography that is easily accessible on the internet. Other tips include making conversations regular and having both parents take part.

16 Oct 2019 - 8:05PM

Sex educators encourage parents to talk to children about sex before they are exposed to pornography that is easily accessible on the internet. Other tips include making conversations regular and having both parents take part.

When and how parents should talk to their kids about sex – don’t leave it to the internet
How Sulli smashed K-pop’s clean-cut facade – by speaking out about mental well-being and championing feminist rights

In celebration of former (f)x girl group star Sulli, who died aged 25 following public battles with panic disorder, social phobia, and online trolls who criticised her outspoken feminist freedoms

15 Oct 2019 - 6:16PM

In celebration of former (f)x girl group star Sulli, who died aged 25 following public battles with panic disorder, social phobia, and online trolls who criticised her outspoken feminist freedoms

How Sulli smashed K-pop’s clean-cut facade – by speaking out about mental well-being and championing feminist rights
5 immensely Instagramable Korean island getaways with pristine beaches, caves and coastlines

Go beyond Seoul and Busan and consider these less-travelled islands that are full of unique, natural wonders

15 Oct 2019 - 10:00AM

Go beyond Seoul and Busan and consider these less-travelled islands that are full of unique, natural wonders

5 immensely Instagramable Korean island getaways with pristine beaches, caves and coastlines
As Alcoholics Anonymous in Hong Kong turns 50, a long-time member describes how he hit rock bottom and was saved from ‘free fall’ drinking

A former alcoholic says members of AA in Hong Kong once endured a stigma of intense shame and there was a tendency to hide the problem; now AA has 40 meetings a week in the city and two million members worldwide.

13 Oct 2019 - 5:43PM

A former alcoholic says members of AA in Hong Kong once endured a stigma of intense shame and there was a tendency to hide the problem; now AA has 40 meetings a week in the city and two million members worldwide.

As Alcoholics Anonymous in Hong Kong turns 50, a long-time member describes how he hit rock bottom and was saved from ‘free fall’ drinking
Blood test for stomach cancer first step to ending all cancer deaths by 2048, says its Singapore-based co-inventor

Affordable, non-invasive test to detect early-stage stomach cancer launches in Hong Kong in 2020; team behind it aims to expand test to cover eight major cancers, and hopes it will help end late-stage cancers within 30 years.

19 Sep 2019 - 5:38PM

Affordable, non-invasive test to detect early-stage stomach cancer launches in Hong Kong in 2020; team behind it aims to expand test to cover eight major cancers, and hopes it will help end late-stage cancers within 30 years.

Blood test for stomach cancer first step to ending all cancer deaths by 2048, says its Singapore-based co-inventor
She had Stage 4 ovarian cancer and 22 tumours. Now cancer-free after five years, she’s written a book about it

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in 2014, Hilary Faulkner is finally cancer-free. She describes how she endured chemotherapy, radiotherapy, gene sequencing, and targeted therapy – and stayed positive – in a new book.

18 Sep 2019 - 7:03PM

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in 2014, Hilary Faulkner is finally cancer-free. She describes how she endured chemotherapy, radiotherapy, gene sequencing, and targeted therapy – and stayed positive – in a new book.

She had Stage 4 ovarian cancer and 22 tumours. Now cancer-free after five years, she’s written a book about it
How yoga helps overcome addiction, depression: two first-hand accounts

James Gannaban’s hard-partying lifestyle saw him have a near-fatal drug overdose that resulted in a spell in jail; April Tsai’s severe depression after her mother’s death from ovarian cancer led to a tearful collapse at work.

2 Sep 2019 - 7:31PM

James Gannaban’s hard-partying lifestyle saw him have a near-fatal drug overdose that resulted in a spell in jail; April Tsai’s severe depression after her mother’s death from ovarian cancer led to a tearful collapse at work.

How yoga helps overcome addiction, depression: two first-hand accounts
Stress busting in protest-hit Hong Kong: three alternative healing events to help you cope

A workshop on family politics, meditation and reiki session, and wellness festival have been organised to help Hongkongers decompress through alternative healing amid the city’s summer of discontent.

30 Aug 2019 - 8:12PM

A workshop on family politics, meditation and reiki session, and wellness festival have been organised to help Hongkongers decompress through alternative healing amid the city’s summer of discontent.

Stress busting in protest-hit Hong Kong: three alternative healing events to help you cope
DNA testing to check for risk of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s: a satisfied customer, worried doctors

People who take DNA tests are sending their ancestry results to third-party companies to find indicators of their susceptibility to some medical conditions. We talk to a satisfied customer, and to doctors alarmed by the practice.

24 Aug 2019 - 8:25PM

People who take DNA tests are sending their ancestry results to third-party companies to find indicators of their susceptibility to some medical conditions. We talk to a satisfied customer, and to doctors alarmed by the practice.

DNA testing to check for risk of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s: a satisfied customer, worried doctors
How to relax amid Hong Kong’s troubled times: walk a meditation labyrinth and find your centre

As tensions run high in Hong Kong, a powerful relaxation device at the Star Ferry Pier has been given a facelift. Labyrinth builder Martha Collard believes the intricate pattern offers a form of walking meditation, and experts agree.

3 Aug 2019 - 8:31PM

As tensions run high in Hong Kong, a powerful relaxation device at the Star Ferry Pier has been given a facelift. Labyrinth builder Martha Collard believes the intricate pattern offers a form of walking meditation, and experts agree.

How to relax amid Hong Kong’s troubled times: walk a meditation labyrinth and find your centre
How a former world class tennis player makes fitness a core part of her life

Venise Chan, who as a junior was ranked No 2 in Asia, had to give up pro tennis after injuring her back in 2013. She still plays in local competitions and credits regular exercise for improving her energy at her job in finance.

26 Jul 2019 - 8:00PM

Venise Chan, who as a junior was ranked No 2 in Asia, had to give up pro tennis after injuring her back in 2013. She still plays in local competitions and credits regular exercise for improving her energy at her job in finance.

How a former world class tennis player makes fitness a core part of her life
Lifelong brain disease study hopes to safeguard Hongkongers’ health with help of American researchers

A study led by Chinese University of Hong Kong, working alongside US researchers, will track 5,000 Hongkongers’ brain health. The results will be used to develop a programme to safeguard people against brain disease.

20 Jul 2019 - 8:29PM

A study led by Chinese University of Hong Kong, working alongside US researchers, will track 5,000 Hongkongers’ brain health. The results will be used to develop a programme to safeguard people against brain disease.

Lifelong brain disease study hopes to safeguard Hongkongers’ health with help of American researchers
Crowdfunding for cancer treatment: family’s time vs money choice in Hong Kong health care system

A Stage 4 rectal cancer diagnosis left 34-year-old Swiss native Florian Schild facing huge bills for private treatment – despite having employee health insurance – or long delays in the public sector; crowdfunding raised US$230,000.

18 Jul 2019 - 7:38PM

A Stage 4 rectal cancer diagnosis left 34-year-old Swiss native Florian Schild facing huge bills for private treatment – despite having employee health insurance – or long delays in the public sector; crowdfunding raised US$230,000.

Crowdfunding for cancer treatment: family’s time vs money choice in Hong Kong health care system
Family, work, fitness … and running marathons around the world: how a mother finds time and inspiration

Jenny Chui started training for marathons to lose weight after giving birth to her daughter Mila four years ago. She talks about her initial reluctance to train and how her husband’s support was a big help.

27 Jun 2019 - 7:47AM

Jenny Chui started training for marathons to lose weight after giving birth to her daughter Mila four years ago. She talks about her initial reluctance to train and how her husband’s support was a big help.

Family, work, fitness … and running marathons around the world: how a mother finds time and inspiration
Women’s cancer support group in Hong Kong for English speakers helps them cope with the disease

What if you have cancer in Hong Kong and don’t speak Cantonese? Two cancer survivors who were in that boat set up Facebook group Cancer Connect Hong Kong; the women help each other with practicalities and offer an emotional lifeline.

24 Jun 2019 - 7:35PM

What if you have cancer in Hong Kong and don’t speak Cantonese? Two cancer survivors who were in that boat set up Facebook group Cancer Connect Hong Kong; the women help each other with practicalities and offer an emotional lifeline.

Women’s cancer support group in Hong Kong for English speakers helps them cope with the disease