Snow Xia

Snow Xia

Graduate trainee on editorial team

Snow Xia joined the South China Morning Post in 2019. Prior to this, she produced documentary videos for Boston Channel 5 (Hearst Television) in the United States. She graduated with a Master’s in journalism from Boston University and a Bachelor's in finance from Kean University.

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Flash in the pan? Hong Kong’s November pickup in home sales may be short-lived, Citi survey finds

Citi Hong Kong’s survey found that 57 per cent of respondents were ‘very uninterested’ in buying a property now

9 Dec 2019 - 10:46PM

Citi Hong Kong’s survey found that 57 per cent of respondents were ‘very uninterested’ in buying a property now

Flash in the pan? Hong Kong’s November pickup in home sales may be short-lived, Citi survey finds
Hong Kong, China stocks extend gains on growing sentiment Washington and Beijing will strike an interim trade deal

Despite Beijing’s anger about US bills supporting Hong Kong protesters and Uygur Muslims, investors are betting it wants to strike a deal with the US over trade tariffs amid an economic slowdown.

6 Dec 2019 - 8:39PM

Despite Beijing’s anger about US bills supporting Hong Kong protesters and Uygur Muslims, investors are betting it wants to strike a deal with the US over trade tariffs amid an economic slowdown.

Hong Kong, China stocks extend gains on growing sentiment Washington and Beijing will strike an interim trade deal
Hang Seng Index gains as investors bet US-China trade deal will come through

Apple supplier AAC Technologies (2018 HK) shoots up 9 per cent, while Alibaba (9988 HK) climbs 2.8 per cent. In China, Kweichow Moutai jumps 3.6 per cent. 

6 Dec 2019 - 6:34PM

Apple supplier AAC Technologies (2018 HK) shoots up 9 per cent, while Alibaba (9988 HK) climbs 2.8 per cent. In China, Kweichow Moutai jumps 3.6 per cent. 

Hang Seng Index gains as investors bet US-China trade deal will come through
Hong Kong, China stocks rise on increased optimism a partial trade deal will be worked out by world’s two leading economies

“The market remains highly uncertain,” said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai. “The market is still waiting for further information on the trade deal.”

5 Dec 2019 - 5:10PM

“The market remains highly uncertain,” said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai. “The market is still waiting for further information on the trade deal.”

Hong Kong, China stocks rise on increased optimism a partial trade deal will be worked out by world’s two leading economies
Hang Seng Index gains on report US and China are close to phase-one trade deal

Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, reports that the US and China are moving closer to a phase-one deal despite tensions over Hong Kong and Xinjiang. December 15 is when the next set of US tariffs are scheduled to begin.

5 Dec 2019 - 4:51PM

Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, reports that the US and China are moving closer to a phase-one deal despite tensions over Hong Kong and Xinjiang. December 15 is when the next set of US tariffs are scheduled to begin.

Hang Seng Index gains on report US and China are close to phase-one trade deal
Hong Kong stocks fall as political tensions escalate between US and China, and trade deal seems up in the air

Tensions grew between China and the US after the US House passed legislation imposing sanctions on individuals involved in the mass internment of Muslims in the country’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

4 Dec 2019 - 7:41PM

Tensions grew between China and the US after the US House passed legislation imposing sanctions on individuals involved in the mass internment of Muslims in the country’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

Hong Kong stocks fall as political tensions escalate between US and China, and trade deal seems up in the air
Hang Seng Index falls after Donald Trump says US-China trade deal could wait until after US elections

US President Donald Trump says he has no deadline for getting a partial trade deal completed with China. “I just tell you, in some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal, but they want to make a deal now and we’ll see whether or not the deal is going to be right"

4 Dec 2019 - 5:14PM

US President Donald Trump says he has no deadline for getting a partial trade deal completed with China. “I just tell you, in some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal, but they want to make a deal now and we’ll see whether or not the deal is going to be right"

Hang Seng Index falls after Donald Trump says US-China trade deal could wait until after US elections
Hong Kong stock market sentiment weighed down by rising tensions between Washington and Beijing

Traders are worried that Beijing’s anger over US legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters and condemning alleged abuse of Muslim minorities in northwest China threatens the US-China trade talks under way.

3 Dec 2019 - 5:48PM

Traders are worried that Beijing’s anger over US legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters and condemning alleged abuse of Muslim minorities in northwest China threatens the US-China trade talks under way.

Hong Kong stock market sentiment weighed down by rising tensions between Washington and Beijing
Hang Seng Index falls on worries about US-China trade deal

Alibaba (9988 HK) fell again, posting its third straight day of losses. Sa Sa International (178 HK), Hong Kong’s biggest cosmetics retailer, declined after announcing cost cutting measures as it reels from protests, trade war.

 

3 Dec 2019 - 5:43PM

Alibaba (9988 HK) fell again, posting its third straight day of losses. Sa Sa International (178 HK), Hong Kong’s biggest cosmetics retailer, declined after announcing cost cutting measures as it reels from protests, trade war.

 

Hang Seng Index falls on worries about US-China trade deal
Hong Kong, China stocks get boost from upbeat mainland manufacturing data

Concern about whether even a partial trade deal can be worked out between the world’s two largest economies was offset by economic data showing manufacturing expanded in November.

2 Dec 2019 - 5:01PM

Concern about whether even a partial trade deal can be worked out between the world’s two largest economies was offset by economic data showing manufacturing expanded in November.

Hong Kong, China stocks get boost from upbeat mainland manufacturing data
Hong Kong and China stocks gain as data shows increase in mainland manufacturing activity

China stocks rose on fresh data showing manufacturing activity is growing. Hong Kong-listed Chinese property developers rallied on new data showing strong contracted home sales in November.

2 Dec 2019 - 4:59PM

China stocks rose on fresh data showing manufacturing activity is growing. Hong Kong-listed Chinese property developers rallied on new data showing strong contracted home sales in November.

Hong Kong and China stocks gain as data shows increase in mainland manufacturing activity
Chinese co-working operator Kr Space gives up Times Square facility, retreats from Hong Kong

Beijing-based Kr Space confirms that it was handing over the space back to Wharf Real Estate Investment Company and was in talks with the landlord on compensation for breaking the lease.

29 Nov 2019 - 10:30PM

Beijing-based Kr Space confirms that it was handing over the space back to Wharf Real Estate Investment Company and was in talks with the landlord on compensation for breaking the lease.

Chinese co-working operator Kr Space gives up Times Square facility, retreats from Hong Kong
Mainland Chinese students fleeing Hong Kong protests forego large accommodation deposits

Mainland Chinese university students fleeing Hong Kong amid the ongoing anti-government protests are forfeiting huge deposits in the process.

26 Nov 2019 - 6:32PM

Mainland Chinese university students fleeing Hong Kong amid the ongoing anti-government protests are forfeiting huge deposits in the process.

Mainland Chinese students fleeing Hong Kong protests forego large accommodation deposits
Iconic Hong Kong drinks maker Vitasoy sees profits fall 10 per cent in crisis-hit city

The 79-year old company posted a 9.8 per cent drop in net profit in its home market, which has been ravaged by violent protests, but overall profit was up 3 per cent

22 Nov 2019 - 6:21PM

The 79-year old company posted a 9.8 per cent drop in net profit in its home market, which has been ravaged by violent protests, but overall profit was up 3 per cent

Iconic Hong Kong drinks maker Vitasoy sees profits fall 10 per cent in crisis-hit city
Hong Kong jeweller TSL’s first-half profit sinks 94 per cent as it is hit by a double whammy of protests and trade war

Tse Sui Luen Jewellery International’s net profit for the six months ended September fell to HK$1.57 million from HK$24.27 million a year earlier

19 Nov 2019 - 7:52PM

Tse Sui Luen Jewellery International’s net profit for the six months ended September fell to HK$1.57 million from HK$24.27 million a year earlier

Hong Kong jeweller TSL’s first-half profit sinks 94 per cent as it is hit by a double whammy of protests and trade war
Heritage conservation in China: why ‘Daughter of Dunhuang’ devoted her life to keeping Buddhist caves and relics alive

Chinese archaeologist Fan Jinshi has spent more than half a century preserving the Buddhist cave sites in Dunhuang, protecting them from erosion, overtourism and even Mao’s Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution.

18 Nov 2019 - 10:24AM

Chinese archaeologist Fan Jinshi has spent more than half a century preserving the Buddhist cave sites in Dunhuang, protecting them from erosion, overtourism and even Mao’s Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution.

Heritage conservation in China: why ‘Daughter of Dunhuang’ devoted her life to keeping Buddhist caves and relics alive
The magic of handcrafted jewellery and why it will live on – jewellery designers in Hong Kong pass on their knowledge to next generation

Jan Preece is a goldsmith and silversmith, while Stephany Gabriel specialises in hand engraving. Despite new technology, both believe in the human touch. They pass on their skills to students at Hong Kong’s Hatton Jewellery Institute.

12 Nov 2019 - 8:39PM

Jan Preece is a goldsmith and silversmith, while Stephany Gabriel specialises in hand engraving. Despite new technology, both believe in the human touch. They pass on their skills to students at Hong Kong’s Hatton Jewellery Institute.

The magic of handcrafted jewellery and why it will live on – jewellery designers in Hong Kong pass on their knowledge to next generation
Stocks Blog: CK Life Sciences plunges; 6 companies debut in Hong Kong -- the most on one day in 2019

Swire Pacific falls after saying it expects to post a lower recurring profit for this year. 

8 Nov 2019 - 6:15PM

Swire Pacific falls after saying it expects to post a lower recurring profit for this year. 

Stocks Blog: CK Life Sciences plunges; 6 companies debut in Hong Kong -- the most on one day in 2019
Stocks Blog: Hang Seng turns up on reports of US, China deal to remove extra tariffs in phases

CK Life Sciences shoots up again, while Tencent falls

7 Nov 2019 - 5:57PM

CK Life Sciences shoots up again, while Tencent falls

Stocks Blog: Hang Seng turns up on reports of US, China deal to remove extra tariffs in phases
Tasty tom yum and Thai green curry for under US$10 at busy Baan Mai in Central, Hong Kong

Baan Mai offers lunch deals, rice and noodle sets and a variety of tom yum. Service at this busy restaurant is efficient, if impatient, and a few dishes didn’t hit the mark.

7 Nov 2019 - 9:01PM

Baan Mai offers lunch deals, rice and noodle sets and a variety of tom yum. Service at this busy restaurant is efficient, if impatient, and a few dishes didn’t hit the mark.

Tasty tom yum and Thai green curry for under US$10 at busy Baan Mai in Central, Hong Kong
ESR Cayman’s shares advance in Hong Kong trading debut, helping market claw back some of its mojo lost in trade war, street protests

The logistics real estate developer’s IPO is the second-biggest listing in Hong Kong this year after Budweiser Brewing Company APAC

1 Nov 2019 - 11:02PM

The logistics real estate developer’s IPO is the second-biggest listing in Hong Kong this year after Budweiser Brewing Company APAC

ESR Cayman’s shares advance in Hong Kong trading debut, helping market claw back some of its mojo lost in trade war, street protests
Two more companies set to raise up to US$250 million as Hong Kong marches ahead in retaining IPO crown

SinoMab BioScience, a home-grown Hong Kong biopharma company, is aiming to raise up to HK$1.75 billion, while rotary kilns supplier China PengFei Group is seeking to raise up to HK$197.5 million.

31 Oct 2019 - 6:30AM

SinoMab BioScience, a home-grown Hong Kong biopharma company, is aiming to raise up to HK$1.75 billion, while rotary kilns supplier China PengFei Group is seeking to raise up to HK$197.5 million.

Two more companies set to raise up to US$250 million as Hong Kong marches ahead in retaining IPO crown
Review | Gluten free dishes, even cakes, in Hong Kong at Infiniti C by October in Sai Ying Pun

The completely gluten-free menu at Infiniti C by October includes mainly vegetable and fruit dishes, though some come with eggs, fish and chicken. The lavender and Earl Grey cake was soft and fluffy, with light, delicious cream.

29 Oct 2019 - 12:15PM

The completely gluten-free menu at Infiniti C by October includes mainly vegetable and fruit dishes, though some come with eggs, fish and chicken. The lavender and Earl Grey cake was soft and fluffy, with light, delicious cream.

Gluten free dishes, even cakes, in Hong Kong at Infiniti C by October in Sai Ying Pun
Hong Kong couples putting off their toasts after saying ‘I do’ amid ongoing protests

About 12 per cent of 729 couples who had planned to get married between now and 2021 have delayed their plans because of the social unrest, according to a survey by the popular online platform ESDlife.

28 Oct 2019 - 11:38PM

About 12 per cent of 729 couples who had planned to get married between now and 2021 have delayed their plans because of the social unrest, according to a survey by the popular online platform ESDlife.

Hong Kong couples putting off their toasts after saying ‘I do’ amid ongoing protests
Review | Plant-based food and recycling ethos continues at Mana StarStreet in Wan Chai

The popular vegan, vegetarian and raw food restaurant has opened its third outlet, this time in Wan Chai. The colourful Tantra flatbread lacked flavour, but the Mana Bliss wrap hit the spot.

24 Oct 2019 - 7:37PM

The popular vegan, vegetarian and raw food restaurant has opened its third outlet, this time in Wan Chai. The colourful Tantra flatbread lacked flavour, but the Mana Bliss wrap hit the spot.

Plant-based food and recycling ethos continues at Mana StarStreet in Wan Chai
The drag queens who want to change how we think about gender roles and dressing up

Reality show Ru Paul’s Drag Race brought drag to the mainstream, but some think it’s too pretty and sexualised. Hong Kong fashion designers Gabor Zsoka and Wilson Li believe everyone should be able to do drag, no matter their gender.

21 Oct 2019 - 1:08PM

Reality show Ru Paul’s Drag Race brought drag to the mainstream, but some think it’s too pretty and sexualised. Hong Kong fashion designers Gabor Zsoka and Wilson Li believe everyone should be able to do drag, no matter their gender.

The drag queens who want to change how we think about gender roles and dressing up
Natural skincare: are organic products you make at home safe to use or a danger to your health?

Natural alternatives may be more affordable and help the environment, but formulas must be safe and stable. One of the biggest challenges is to control microbes and avoid production equipment becoming contaminated.

15 Oct 2019 - 8:33PM

Natural alternatives may be more affordable and help the environment, but formulas must be safe and stable. One of the biggest challenges is to control microbes and avoid production equipment becoming contaminated.

Natural skincare: are organic products you make at home safe to use or a danger to your health?
Sushi, sashimi and hand rolls with a punk rock edge for under US$18 at TMK in Sheung Wan

TMK mixes a punk-inspired vibe and decor with sake and Japanese hand rolls, sushi and sashimi. A set meal for one was enough for two people, and the sashimi and edamame were the highlights.

15 Oct 2019 - 3:30PM

TMK mixes a punk-inspired vibe and decor with sake and Japanese hand rolls, sushi and sashimi. A set meal for one was enough for two people, and the sashimi and edamame were the highlights.

Sushi, sashimi and hand rolls with a punk rock edge for under US$18 at TMK in Sheung Wan
Shu Qi’s viral Kiki Noodle Bar in Hong Kong, with dishes designed by a three-Michelin-star chef: we try it out

The restaurant, backed by Taiwanese celebrities Shu Qi, Pauline Lan and Matilda Tao, has opened in two locations in Hong Kong, with special dishes created by three-star Michelin chef Albert Au.

10 Oct 2019 - 8:28PM

The restaurant, backed by Taiwanese celebrities Shu Qi, Pauline Lan and Matilda Tao, has opened in two locations in Hong Kong, with special dishes created by three-star Michelin chef Albert Au.

Shu Qi’s viral Kiki Noodle Bar in Hong Kong, with dishes designed by a three-Michelin-star chef: we try it out
Depressed, anxious, in pain? How the relaxing power of hypnotherapy can help free your mind and body

Hypnosis has been used for thousands of years and is now becoming more widely adopted in the medical community to help patients handle pain, anxiety, phobias and depression, even some mental disorders, experts say.

7 Oct 2019 - 5:53PM

Hypnosis has been used for thousands of years and is now becoming more widely adopted in the medical community to help patients handle pain, anxiety, phobias and depression, even some mental disorders, experts say.

Depressed, anxious, in pain? How the relaxing power of hypnotherapy can help free your mind and body