Snow Xia

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.
Snow Xia
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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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
Hong Kong Disneyland stages Halloween musical filled with its most evil characters

Ursula from The Little Mermaid, Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians, and Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, are among the wicked characters involved. The colourful show, called Let’s Get Wicked, will run until November 10.

9 Oct 2019 - 9:31AM

Ursula from The Little Mermaid, Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians, and Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, are among the wicked characters involved. The colourful show, called Let’s Get Wicked, will run until November 10.

Hong Kong Disneyland stages Halloween musical filled with its most evil characters
Sichuan hotpot chain Tang Huo Kung Fu hits Hong Kong with delicious soup noodles

Tang Huo Kung Fu, a decade-old franchise from China with more than 2,600 shops across Asia, has finally arrived in Hong Kong. The Sichuan restaurant is best known for its spicy hotpot noodle soups.

2 Oct 2019 - 11:36AM

Tang Huo Kung Fu, a decade-old franchise from China with more than 2,600 shops across Asia, has finally arrived in Hong Kong. The Sichuan restaurant is best known for its spicy hotpot noodle soups.

Sichuan hotpot chain Tang Huo Kung Fu hits Hong Kong with delicious soup noodles
Millennial Chinese men going bald younger, getting hair transplants to restore their locks and confidence

Chinese men’s hairlines are receding much sooner than their fathers’, fuelling demand for anti-hair-loss products and transplant surgery, which can cost up to US$12,700 a session but is growing in the Asia-Pacific region.

2 Oct 2019 - 1:03PM

Chinese men’s hairlines are receding much sooner than their fathers’, fuelling demand for anti-hair-loss products and transplant surgery, which can cost up to US$12,700 a session but is growing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Millennial Chinese men going bald younger, getting hair transplants to restore their locks and confidence
Chicken vermicelli soup, a healthy meal for under US$9 in Central at Taiwanese Mazu Lifestyle Noodles

Served with cordyceps flower, red dates and black fungus, the chicken was tender, the vermicelli soft and smooth, and the broth sweet and aromatic at Taiwanese Mazu Lifestyle Noodles.

26 Sep 2019 - 8:02PM

Served with cordyceps flower, red dates and black fungus, the chicken was tender, the vermicelli soft and smooth, and the broth sweet and aromatic at Taiwanese Mazu Lifestyle Noodles.

Chicken vermicelli soup, a healthy meal for under US$9 in Central at Taiwanese Mazu Lifestyle Noodles
Filmmaker Johnnie To quits as Golden Horse awards jury president amid China boycott, watchlist threat

Hong Kong director and producer, a three-time Golden Horse winner, cites contractual commitments for his decision, awards organiser say, but it follows pressure to join a Chinese boycott of the awards, held in Taiwan.

19 Sep 2019 - 7:18PM

Hong Kong director and producer, a three-time Golden Horse winner, cites contractual commitments for his decision, awards organiser say, but it follows pressure to join a Chinese boycott of the awards, held in Taiwan.

Filmmaker Johnnie To quits as Golden Horse awards jury president amid China boycott, watchlist threat
From Cats to Chicago, China is loving Western musicals – but what of its own?

Ticket sales in China for imported musicals grew almost 150 per cent last year, driving overall revenue growth for musicals by over 90 per cent, but fears exist that the market will not grow without Western shows.

19 Sep 2019 - 5:38PM

Ticket sales in China for imported musicals grew almost 150 per cent last year, driving overall revenue growth for musicals by over 90 per cent, but fears exist that the market will not grow without Western shows.

From Cats to Chicago, China is loving Western musicals – but what of its own?
Fan Bingbing at 38: five films that made Chinese actress a household name

It’s Fan’s birthday on Monday, and what a year to forget it has been for her. She hit the headlines for tax evasion rather than her films. Whatever mistakes she made in her personal life, professionally she made great choices.

15 Sep 2019 - 8:08PM

It’s Fan’s birthday on Monday, and what a year to forget it has been for her. She hit the headlines for tax evasion rather than her films. Whatever mistakes she made in her personal life, professionally she made great choices.

Fan Bingbing at 38: five films that made Chinese actress a household name
Hong Kong protest art headed for the streets of London and Amsterdam

Hong Kong street artist Boms’ work can be seen all across the city, but his protest posters are headed for the streets of London and Amsterdam. It is part of a collaboration with the Young Blood Initiative.

11 Sep 2019 - 6:37PM

Hong Kong street artist Boms’ work can be seen all across the city, but his protest posters are headed for the streets of London and Amsterdam. It is part of a collaboration with the Young Blood Initiative.

Hong Kong protest art headed for the streets of London and Amsterdam
Chinese women artists challenge male-dominated ink painting with traditional and modern styles

Women’s contributions to Chinese ink painting can be seen at Women + Ink | China + Hong Kong. The works range from classic styles to contemporary interpretations of the genre.

6 Sep 2019 - 4:25PM

Women’s contributions to Chinese ink painting can be seen at Women + Ink | China + Hong Kong. The works range from classic styles to contemporary interpretations of the genre.

Chinese women artists challenge male-dominated ink painting with traditional and modern styles
Out of time: artists return to darkroom, make coin collages to remind Hong Kong of what has gone

Anita Mui, Queen’s Pier, and former Legco building among icons of Hong Kong depicted using specially treated 20-cent coins; Multiple exposures of city streets, printed without digital manipulation, reflect impact of consumerism and globalisation.

5 Sep 2019 - 9:01PM

Anita Mui, Queen’s Pier, and former Legco building among icons of Hong Kong depicted using specially treated 20-cent coins; Multiple exposures of city streets, printed without digital manipulation, reflect impact of consumerism and globalisation.

Out of time: artists return to darkroom, make coin collages to remind Hong Kong of what has gone
Five tech gadgets that make life easier for the elderly: from an airbag for the hips to a medicine dispenser

As seniors get more tech savvy, here are some gadgets that help them stay healthy and connected. Gadgets include a phone with big glow-in-the-dark buttons and a voice activated assistant.

27 Aug 2019 - 7:42PM

As seniors get more tech savvy, here are some gadgets that help them stay healthy and connected. Gadgets include a phone with big glow-in-the-dark buttons and a voice activated assistant.

Five tech gadgets that make life easier for the elderly: from an airbag for the hips to a medicine dispenser
Updated: cancelled over protests – events Hong Kong will miss out on because of unrest

A champion drag act and another big K-pop concert are the latest event casualties resulting from the continuing protests, joining a list that includes gigs, a stand-up show, a video game tournament and a wellness summit.

28 Aug 2019 - 4:44PM

A champion drag act and another big K-pop concert are the latest event casualties resulting from the continuing protests, joining a list that includes gigs, a stand-up show, a video game tournament and a wellness summit.

Updated: cancelled over protests – events Hong Kong will miss out on because of unrest