Veronica Lin

Veronica Lin

Veronica Lin was a junior reporter for Shenzhen Daily before joining SCMP Young Post in 2012. She left the Post in 2020.

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SOTY 2019: Performing artist candidates must have a love not just for their craft, but for delighting their audience

Performing Artist judge Karly Cox explains why the panel will be assessing how candidates use their unique crafts to ‘heal’ the audience

Performing Artist judge Karly Cox explains why the panel will be assessing how candidates use their unique crafts to ‘heal’ the audience

SOTY 2019: Performing artist candidates must have a love not just for their craft, but for delighting their audience
8 May 2020 - 6:17PM
'Mamma Mia!' musical’s cast members chat about their biggest challenges and tips for aspiring performers during tour stop in Hong Kong

The cast of the international tour are back in Hong Kong to perform the hit romantic musical featuring songs from 70s Swedish pop group Abba.

The cast of the international tour are back in Hong Kong to perform the hit romantic musical featuring songs from 70s Swedish pop group Abba.

'Mamma Mia!' musical’s cast members chat about their biggest challenges and tips for aspiring performers during tour stop in Hong Kong
8 May 2020 - 12:49PM
SOTY 2019: SCMP Editor-in-Chief Tammy Tam on the qualities of a Grand Prize winner

Students eyeing the award should be involved in the community and know that leadership is about more than being in charge.

Students eyeing the award should be involved in the community and know that leadership is about more than being in charge.

SOTY 2019: SCMP Editor-in-Chief Tammy Tam on the qualities of a Grand Prize winner
16 Apr 2020 - 6:34PM
Quarantine on both sides of the border: a reporter’s account of life at home in Shenzhen and Hong Kong amid the coronavirus crisis

Sense of community is strong on mainland side, with general understanding that people are ‘all in this together’.

Sense of community is strong on mainland side, with general understanding that people are ‘all in this together’.

Quarantine on both sides of the border: a reporter’s account of life at home in Shenzhen and Hong Kong amid the coronavirus crisis
4 Apr 2020 - 2:12PM
SOTY 2019: Individuality, not originality, is the key to success as an artist
  • A judge in the Visual Artist category explains what he would like to see from this year’s Student of the Year candidates.
  • A judge in the Visual Artist category explains what he would like to see from this year’s Student of the Year candidates.
SOTY 2019: Individuality, not originality, is the key to success as an artist
16 Apr 2020 - 10:57AM
Little Bao founding chef May Chow on business, unpleasant work experiences and the 10,000 hours of practice rule

One of the most celebrated chefs in Asia gives advice on how to find the job you love and the learning process that comes with it.

One of the most celebrated chefs in Asia gives advice on how to find the job you love and the learning process that comes with it.

Little Bao founding chef May Chow on business, unpleasant work experiences and the 10,000 hours of practice rule
13 Mar 2020 - 3:57PM
International Women’s Day: 7 movies about inspiring female trailblazers from real life

From Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady to Disney’s Pocahontas, relive the stories of these female heroines this IWD.

From Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady to Disney’s Pocahontas, relive the stories of these female heroines this IWD.

International Women’s Day: 7 movies about inspiring female trailblazers from real life
5 Mar 2021 - 11:57AM
Coronavirus: A first-person account of a month of self-quarantine in Shenzhen

As fears about Covid-19 continue to spread, one writer finds comfort in minimalism, positivity and a sense of community

As fears about Covid-19 continue to spread, one writer finds comfort in minimalism, positivity and a sense of community

Coronavirus: A first-person account of a month of self-quarantine in Shenzhen
4 Mar 2020 - 10:17AM
Taylor Swift drops music video for 'The Man', racking up more than 8 million views in less than 24 hours

Her directorial debut is a tool of empowerment and weighs in on issues impacting women.

Her directorial debut is a tool of empowerment and weighs in on issues impacting women.

Taylor Swift drops music video for 'The Man', racking up more than 8 million views in less than 24 hours
28 Apr 2020 - 12:08PM
Coronavirus: TikTok user gains fame as videos of life in Wuhan amid lockdown go viral

Under lockdown in Wuhan due to the coronavirus, Chinese-Australian turned to TikTok to post video clips about his experience that have since gone viral

Under lockdown in Wuhan due to the coronavirus, Chinese-Australian turned to TikTok to post video clips about his experience that have since gone viral

Coronavirus: TikTok user gains fame as videos of life in Wuhan amid lockdown go viral
13 Feb 2020 - 2:26PM
Coronavirus outbreak: With all schools closed, what do students think of e-learning?

Pupils in Hong Kong and Shenzhen have mixed reactions as they try to stay on top of their studies during suspension of classes.

Pupils in Hong Kong and Shenzhen have mixed reactions as they try to stay on top of their studies during suspension of classes.

Coronavirus outbreak: With all schools closed, what do students think of e-learning?
11 Feb 2020 - 6:29PM
The 7 best moments from the Oscars 2020

From Janelle Monae's #OscarsSoWhite opening number and Billie Eilish going old-school to South Korean film 'Parasite' sweeping the big prizes, here are our highlights from the 92nd Academy Awards.

From Janelle Monae's #OscarsSoWhite opening number and Billie Eilish going old-school to South Korean film 'Parasite' sweeping the big prizes, here are our highlights from the 92nd Academy Awards.

The 7 best moments from the Oscars 2020
11 Feb 2020 - 4:28PM
Coronavirus outbreak: A first-hand account of living in self-quarantine in Shenzhen

As people take precautions against the deadly virus, one reporter discusses the fear and surreal experience of living in an empty city in China, across the border from Hong Kong.

As people take precautions against the deadly virus, one reporter discusses the fear and surreal experience of living in an empty city in China, across the border from Hong Kong.

Coronavirus outbreak: A first-hand account of living in self-quarantine in Shenzhen
3 Feb 2020 - 4:01PM
Stars of Hong Kong's latest Canto drama 'You Are The One' on what drew them to acting

Award-winning singer and actor Carlos Chan and newcomer Gladys Li talk about getting into character and give advice to young actors.

Award-winning singer and actor Carlos Chan and newcomer Gladys Li talk about getting into character and give advice to young actors.

Stars of Hong Kong's latest Canto drama 'You Are The One' on what drew them to acting
23 Jan 2020 - 1:57PM
Pop star Billie Eilish announces Hong Kong concert date as part of world tour

The 'Bad Guy' singer will perform in the city on August 30.

The 'Bad Guy' singer will perform in the city on August 30.

Pop star Billie Eilish announces Hong Kong concert date as part of world tour
4 May 2020 - 5:04PM
Icelandic indie band Of Monsters and Men cancel Hong Kong concert

The news comes as the band's team announce a serious medical issue.

The news comes as the band's team announce a serious medical issue.

Icelandic indie band Of Monsters and Men cancel Hong Kong concert
14 Jan 2020 - 9:06AM
YP Exclusive: Icelandic indie group Of Monsters and Men on how nature inspires their unique sound

Famous for their mega-hit 'Little Talks' and cameos in 'Game of Thrones', the band is set to play their first show in Hong Kong.

Famous for their mega-hit 'Little Talks' and cameos in 'Game of Thrones', the band is set to play their first show in Hong Kong.

YP Exclusive: Icelandic indie group Of Monsters and Men on how nature inspires their unique sound
13 Jan 2020 - 11:43AM
Justin Bieber’s ‘Yummy’ music video reaction: Thoughts we had when seeing the visuals and lyrics for the first time

The Canadian popstar dropped the MV for the first single of his fifth album earlier this week.

The Canadian popstar dropped the MV for the first single of his fifth album earlier this week.

Justin Bieber’s ‘Yummy’ music video reaction: Thoughts we had when seeing the visuals and lyrics for the first time
10 Jan 2020 - 6:16PM
Studio Ghibli, famous for 'Spirited Away' and 'My Neighbor Totoro', announces two new movie releases

One film, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, will be released before the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

One film, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, will be released before the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Studio Ghibli, famous for 'Spirited Away' and 'My Neighbor Totoro', announces two new movie releases
7 Jan 2020 - 4:46PM
Teen painting prodigy Elisabeth Anisimow on how she's pursuing her dreams at her first ever installation in Asia

Nicknamed 'Kid-casso', the 13-year-old artist visited K11 Musea for a live painting session called Christmas Muse Garden.

Nicknamed 'Kid-casso', the 13-year-old artist visited K11 Musea for a live painting session called Christmas Muse Garden.

Teen painting prodigy Elisabeth Anisimow on how she's pursuing her dreams at her first ever installation in Asia
6 Jan 2020 - 1:35PM
‘Cats’ movie review: Taylor Swift, Judi Dench and Francesca Hayward bring the magical musical to life

Timeless soundtrack and star power from James Corden, Idris Elba and more, make it an almost purrfect watch.

Timeless soundtrack and star power from James Corden, Idris Elba and more, make it an almost purrfect watch.

‘Cats’ movie review: Taylor Swift, Judi Dench and Francesca Hayward bring the magical musical to life
28 Apr 2020 - 12:24PM
7 events that will remind you how magical Christmas can be

From the launch of the internet to the birth of Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, take a look at what has happened during the holiday season.

From the launch of the internet to the birth of Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, take a look at what has happened during the holiday season.

7 events that will remind you how magical Christmas can be
23 Dec 2019 - 11:05AM
'Bombshell' review: a must-watch film of the #MeToo movement

Starring Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron, the movie demonstrates just how hard it can be for victims to come forward.

Starring Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron, the movie demonstrates just how hard it can be for victims to come forward.

'Bombshell' review: a must-watch film of the #MeToo movement
20 Dec 2019 - 5:52PM
18 things to know about Billie Eilish on her 18th birthday

The 'Bad Guy' singer reaches adulthood today, so we're celebrating with some fun facts about her amazing life.

The 'Bad Guy' singer reaches adulthood today, so we're celebrating with some fun facts about her amazing life.

18 things to know about Billie Eilish on her 18th birthday
4 May 2020 - 5:07PM
Hong Kong protests: Mainland Chinese student takes a stand for the other side during anti-government demonstrations

22-year-old Sun Shuwei says he wants to exercise his rights to freedom of expression to defend the police and Communist party.

22-year-old Sun Shuwei says he wants to exercise his rights to freedom of expression to defend the police and Communist party.

Hong Kong protests: Mainland Chinese student takes a stand for the other side during anti-government demonstrations
19 Dec 2019 - 5:07PM
‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ review: Dwayne Johnson brings the smoulder while Kevin Hart brings the funny in action-packed sequel

Awkwafina, Danny DeVito and Danny Glover join the cast in thrilling journey back into the video game world.

Awkwafina, Danny DeVito and Danny Glover join the cast in thrilling journey back into the video game world.

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ review: Dwayne Johnson brings the smoulder while Kevin Hart brings the funny in action-packed sequel
13 Dec 2019 - 5:45PM
Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 says capturing marine animals on camera is easy - if you can dive

He just won one of the biggest photo competitions in the world, hosted by Britain's Natural History Museum, but Cruz Erdmann tells us he only recently picked up a camera.

He just won one of the biggest photo competitions in the world, hosted by Britain's Natural History Museum, but Cruz Erdmann tells us he only recently picked up a camera.

Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 says capturing marine animals on camera is easy - if you can dive
16 Dec 2019 - 12:29PM
'Jumanji: The Next Level' preview: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart have a new secret weapon - Karen Gillan with nunchucks

Action-adventure sequel will feature even more action scenes; Awkwafina joins the fun as new avatar Ming.

Action-adventure sequel will feature even more action scenes; Awkwafina joins the fun as new avatar Ming.

'Jumanji: The Next Level' preview: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart have a new secret weapon - Karen Gillan with nunchucks
10 Dec 2019 - 6:06PM
Sam Tsui interview: YouTube megastar wants you to wear your confidence like a 'Gold Jacket'

The American singer-songwriter also reveals why he loves inviting fans into his personal life and why he posts on Instagram at least once every two days.

The American singer-songwriter also reveals why he loves inviting fans into his personal life and why he posts on Instagram at least once every two days.

Sam Tsui interview: YouTube megastar wants you to wear your confidence like a 'Gold Jacket'
9 Dec 2019 - 4:28PM
‘The Knight Before Christmas’ review: Vanessa Hudgen’s Netflix romcom is cheesy but charming holiday fun

The 'High School Musical' alum is back on the streaming service just in time for the holidays, following the success of last year's 'The Princess Switch'.

The 'High School Musical' alum is back on the streaming service just in time for the holidays, following the success of last year's 'The Princess Switch'.

‘The Knight Before Christmas’ review: Vanessa Hudgen’s Netflix romcom is cheesy but charming holiday fun
5 Dec 2019 - 3:14PM