Phila Siu

Hong Kong

Phila Siu

Senior Reporter, Hong Kong

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.

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Everything you need to know about your new Young Post from September – meatier content and better engagement

Some of the new changes include more engaging pages, from a weekly caption contest to a trending page where you can check out reviews on upcoming movies, games, and more.

Some of the new changes include more engaging pages, from a weekly caption contest to a trending page where you can check out reviews on upcoming movies, games, and more.

Everything you need to know about your new Young Post from September – meatier content and better engagement
24 Sep 2021 - 6:04PM
Tokyo Olympics: meet Hong Kong’s fresh medallists, karate star Grace Lau and paddlers Minnie Soo, Doo Hoi-kem, Lee Ho-ching

Kata star Grace Lau and table tennis team members Minnie Soo, Doo Hoi-kem, Lee Ho-ching won the city’s fourth and fifth medals of the Tokyo Olympics. Each athlete had her own journey to the podium full of dreams and sacrifices.

Kata star Grace Lau and table tennis team members Minnie Soo, Doo Hoi-kem, Lee Ho-ching won the city’s fourth and fifth medals of the Tokyo Olympics. Each athlete had her own journey to the podium full of dreams and sacrifices.

Tokyo Olympics: meet Hong Kong’s fresh medallists, karate star Grace Lau and paddlers Minnie Soo, Doo Hoi-kem, Lee Ho-ching
6 Aug 2021 - 9:48AM
Tokyo Olympics: two bronzes for Hong Kong in one day as athletes hope their wins can inspire the city’s youth

The city's kata star Grace Lau Mo-sheung and its women's table tennis team join fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long and swimmer Siobhan Haughey in bringing home prizes this year.

The city's kata star Grace Lau Mo-sheung and its women's table tennis team join fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long and swimmer Siobhan Haughey in bringing home prizes this year.

Tokyo Olympics: two bronzes for Hong Kong in one day as athletes hope their wins can inspire the city’s youth
6 Aug 2021 - 12:53AM
Tokyo Olympics: Hong Kong cyclist Sarah Lee overcomes anaemia and injuries; soars to bronze medal in women's sprint

The city has had high hopes for its top cyclist at this year’s Games, even after a crash that cost her a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The city has had high hopes for its top cyclist at this year’s Games, even after a crash that cost her a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics: Hong Kong cyclist Sarah Lee overcomes anaemia and injuries; soars to bronze medal in women's sprint
9 Aug 2021 - 11:18AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s new travel rules still ‘unfair’ to domestic workers vaccinated outside the city

City officials announced changes that would lift entry bans on foreign domestic helpers fully vaccinated in Hong Kong. But revamped rules still leave out many, such as Aprilyn Racca, who received two AstraZeneca jabs in the Philippines.

City officials announced changes that would lift entry bans on foreign domestic helpers fully vaccinated in Hong Kong. But revamped rules still leave out many, such as Aprilyn Racca, who received two AstraZeneca jabs in the Philippines.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s new travel rules still ‘unfair’ to domestic workers vaccinated outside the city
4 Aug 2021 - 8:00AM
Tokyo Olympics: After the Hong Kong women’s table tennis team loses to Japan, coach suggests ‘horror movies’

In the women’s team semi-final at the Games, the city’s athletes lose three games in a row to Japan’s paddlers – who are all more highly ranked. Hong Kong team still has a shot at the bronze medal.

In the women’s team semi-final at the Games, the city’s athletes lose three games in a row to Japan’s paddlers – who are all more highly ranked. Hong Kong team still has a shot at the bronze medal.

Tokyo Olympics: After the Hong Kong women’s table tennis team loses to Japan, coach suggests ‘horror movies’
3 Aug 2021 - 9:38PM
Tokyo Olympics: Yuto Horigome ushers in a new era of skateboarding in Japan

The 22-year-old Japanese is hopeful his gold medal-winning performance at the Games will inspire more people to take up the sport in his home nation.

The 22-year-old Japanese is hopeful his gold medal-winning performance at the Games will inspire more people to take up the sport in his home nation.

Tokyo Olympics: Yuto Horigome ushers in a new era of skateboarding in Japan
31 Jul 2021 - 12:41PM
Tokyo Olympics: Games’ first skateboarding gold medal winner says if you love the sport, never give up

Yuto Horigome encouraged teens to keep boarding by any means necessary, even if their parents aren’t supportive.

Yuto Horigome encouraged teens to keep boarding by any means necessary, even if their parents aren’t supportive.

Tokyo Olympics: Games’ first skateboarding gold medal winner says if you love the sport, never give up
31 Jul 2021 - 12:00PM
Tokyo Olympics: Siobhan Haughey wins a second silver medal; badminton duo loses bid for bronze
30 Jul 2021 - 2:01PM
Tokyo Olympics: Hong Kong’s badminton duo in the run for bronze medal

Mixed doubles players Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet failed to make it to the finals after struggling against China, but could still win bronze if they beat Japan.

Mixed doubles players Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet failed to make it to the finals after struggling against China, but could still win bronze if they beat Japan.

Tokyo Olympics: Hong Kong’s badminton duo in the run for bronze medal
29 Jul 2021 - 1:45PM
Tokyo Olympics: Could Siobhan Haughey win Hong Kong a third medal in this year’s Games?

Just days after taking silver in 200m freestyle, the star swimmer has made it to the 100m freestyle finals.

Just days after taking silver in 200m freestyle, the star swimmer has made it to the 100m freestyle finals.

Tokyo Olympics: Could Siobhan Haughey win Hong Kong a third medal in this year’s Games?
29 Jul 2021 - 1:50PM
Tokyo Olympics: Swimmer Siobhan Haughey’s journey to a silver medal

The St Paul’s Secondary School graduate and former ‘South China Morning Post’ Student of the Year struggled to balance sports and her studies but her hard work paid off.

The St Paul’s Secondary School graduate and former ‘South China Morning Post’ Student of the Year struggled to balance sports and her studies but her hard work paid off.

Tokyo Olympics: Swimmer Siobhan Haughey’s journey to a silver medal
6 Aug 2021 - 2:18AM
Tokyo Olympics: Swimmer Siobhan Haughey wins silver medal; teammates forfeit event to give her time to rest

The swimmer took second place in the women’s 200m freestyle; she is the second athlete from the city to take home a prize from the 2020 Games.

The swimmer took second place in the women’s 200m freestyle; she is the second athlete from the city to take home a prize from the 2020 Games.

Tokyo Olympics: Swimmer Siobhan Haughey wins silver medal; teammates forfeit event to give her time to rest
28 Jul 2021 - 7:40PM
Tokyo Olympics: What you need to know about Hong Kong’s newest gold medal winner, Edgar Cheung Ka-long

The fencer’s historic win was only the second gold medal in the city’s history, the last being at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

The fencer’s historic win was only the second gold medal in the city’s history, the last being at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Tokyo Olympics: What you need to know about Hong Kong’s newest gold medal winner, Edgar Cheung Ka-long
28 Jul 2021 - 5:03PM
Tokyo Olympics: Hong Kong a step closer to medal no. 2 as swimmer Siobhan Haughey makes it to the finals

The 23-year-old will compete in the women’s 200m freestyle finals on Wednesday after coming in second place in the semi-finals.

The 23-year-old will compete in the women’s 200m freestyle finals on Wednesday after coming in second place in the semi-finals.

Tokyo Olympics: Hong Kong a step closer to medal no. 2 as swimmer Siobhan Haughey makes it to the finals
27 Jul 2021 - 5:36PM
Tokyo Olympics: Go Hong Kong! Foil fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long claims Olympic gold

The foil fencer beat Italy’s Daniele Garozzo in the finals to become the city's first Olympic fencing medallist

The foil fencer beat Italy’s Daniele Garozzo in the finals to become the city's first Olympic fencing medallist

Tokyo Olympics: Go Hong Kong! Foil fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long claims Olympic gold
28 Jul 2021 - 1:26PM
Tokyo Olympics: Meet Japan’s skateboarder Momiji Nishiya, the 13-year-old gold medalist

At 13 years old, Japan’s Momiji Nishiya has written her name in history, earning the gold medal in women’s skateboarding as the sport makes its historic Olympic debut

At 13 years old, Japan’s Momiji Nishiya has written her name in history, earning the gold medal in women’s skateboarding as the sport makes its historic Olympic debut

Tokyo Olympics: Meet Japan’s skateboarder Momiji Nishiya, the 13-year-old gold medalist
30 Jul 2021 - 12:58PM
Tokyo Olympics: Netizens criticise Hong Kong teacher's insincere apology to Olympian whose black jersey had no city emblem

The 27-year-old badminton player was criticised by liberal studies secondary school teacher and DAB member Nicholas Muk when he wore a black jersey that did not carry the city's Bauhinia emblem. Now, though Muk has apologised via YouTube post, social media users accuse him of affecting the athlete's performance.

The 27-year-old badminton player was criticised by liberal studies secondary school teacher and DAB member Nicholas Muk when he wore a black jersey that did not carry the city's Bauhinia emblem. Now, though Muk has apologised via YouTube post, social media users accuse him of affecting the athlete's performance.

Tokyo Olympics: Netizens criticise Hong Kong teacher's insincere apology to Olympian whose black jersey had no city emblem
28 Jul 2021 - 7:30PM
Tokyo Olympics: Hong Kong rower Winne Hung still in race for finals with repechage bid

The 22-year-old was the first Hong Kong athlete to compete, and she finished fourth in the heat among five competitors, narrowly missing out on quarter-finals.

The 22-year-old was the first Hong Kong athlete to compete, and she finished fourth in the heat among five competitors, narrowly missing out on quarter-finals.

Tokyo Olympics: Hong Kong rower Winne Hung still in race for finals with repechage bid
23 Jul 2021 - 1:23PM
DSE 2021: Hong Kong’s Diocesan Girls’ School sees 2 of this year’s 7 top scorers

Perfect scorers came from six different schools, with DGS, St Mary’s Canossians College, and Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College home to super top scorers

Perfect scorers came from six different schools, with DGS, St Mary’s Canossians College, and Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College home to super top scorers

DSE 2021: Hong Kong’s Diocesan Girls’ School sees 2 of this year’s 7 top scorers
21 Jul 2021 - 2:31PM
Tokyo Olympics: Fears of new coronavirus outbreak mean most people think Games should be postponed

A survey found only 43 per cent of respondents worldwide think the Games should be held due to Covid concerns; this drops to 22 per cent in Japan.

A survey found only 43 per cent of respondents worldwide think the Games should be held due to Covid concerns; this drops to 22 per cent in Japan.

Tokyo Olympics: Fears of new coronavirus outbreak mean most people think Games should be postponed
23 Jul 2021 - 12:28PM
Hong Kong Book Fair returns after one-year delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, but self-censorship fears continue

Amidst worries about the national security law, event organisers insist they had not been informed about any random checks for politically-sensitive titles, though many exhibitors have still chosen to be more careful.

Amidst worries about the national security law, event organisers insist they had not been informed about any random checks for politically-sensitive titles, though many exhibitors have still chosen to be more careful.

Hong Kong Book Fair returns after one-year delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, but self-censorship fears continue
14 Jul 2021 - 1:13PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong wants to ease Covid-19 flight ban policy to allow residents, workers to return to the city, Philippines consul general says

Authorities are looking at allowing Hong Kong residents, and those with the right to work in the city, to return from countries classified as the highest risk for Covid-19, says consul general.

Authorities are looking at allowing Hong Kong residents, and those with the right to work in the city, to return from countries classified as the highest risk for Covid-19, says consul general.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong wants to ease Covid-19 flight ban policy to allow residents, workers to return to the city, Philippines consul general says
13 Jul 2021 - 10:33AM
Lights out at Apple Daily: Hongkongers queue for hours to buy newspaper’s final issue, as latest national security law arrest pulls plug on operations

Supporters flock in their droves to newsstands in early hours of Thursday as the final edition of Apple Daily is printed.

Supporters flock in their droves to newsstands in early hours of Thursday as the final edition of Apple Daily is printed.

Lights out at Apple Daily: Hongkongers queue for hours to buy newspaper’s final issue, as latest national security law arrest pulls plug on operations
24 Jun 2021 - 10:31AM
Hong Kong protests: muted demonstrations, at least 4 arrested on anniversary of first major clash of 2019

Police deploy 2,000 officers across city amid calls for residents to rally, cordoning off streets and doing stop-and-searches in popular shopping district

Police deploy 2,000 officers across city amid calls for residents to rally, cordoning off streets and doing stop-and-searches in popular shopping district

Hong Kong protests: muted demonstrations, at least 4 arrested on anniversary of first major clash of 2019
21 Jun 2021 - 8:31AM
National security law: Hong Kong censors told to ban films that breach Beijing-imposed legislation

Under new guidelines, censors must determine whether films support or promote acts of subversion, secession, terrorism or collusion with foreign forces.

Under new guidelines, censors must determine whether films support or promote acts of subversion, secession, terrorism or collusion with foreign forces.

National security law: Hong Kong censors told to ban films that breach Beijing-imposed legislation
12 Jun 2021 - 3:37PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s 42-day streak of zero untraceable local infections broken by case involving variant first found in Britain

Case of student, 17, found with B.1.1.7 variant raises the possibility of local transmission already occurring as patient has no recent travel history.

Case of student, 17, found with B.1.1.7 variant raises the possibility of local transmission already occurring as patient has no recent travel history.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s 42-day streak of zero untraceable local infections broken by case involving variant first found in Britain
5 Jun 2021 - 11:09PM
Tiananmen vigil organisers close June 4 museum after government launches licensing probe

Officials earlier launched an investigation into the museum after the operator was accused of not holding a licence for the premises.

Officials earlier launched an investigation into the museum after the operator was accused of not holding a licence for the premises.

Tiananmen vigil organisers close June 4 museum after government launches licensing probe
3 Jun 2021 - 12:16PM
Hong Kong’s first Tiananmen vigil after national security law: residents weigh police ban and seek ‘other ways’ to mark June 4 crackdown

Some plan to avoid Victoria Park, but say they will light candles at home or elsewhere in city.

Some plan to avoid Victoria Park, but say they will light candles at home or elsewhere in city.

Hong Kong’s first Tiananmen vigil after national security law: residents weigh police ban and seek ‘other ways’ to mark June 4 crackdown
1 Jun 2021 - 9:12AM
Hong Kong’s chief justice hits out over ‘repeated’ attacks on city’s judicial independence

Andrew Cheung says ‘gratuitous’ questioning of judiciary’s independence damages rule of law.

Andrew Cheung says ‘gratuitous’ questioning of judiciary’s independence damages rule of law.

Hong Kong’s chief justice hits out over ‘repeated’ attacks on city’s judicial independence
29 May 2021 - 11:28PM