Cheung Chi-cheung has spent nearly five decades working at the market. Photos: David Wong

Ripe for change? Vibrant Hong Kong fruit market faces growing challenges after 103 years

Fewer young people now want to work in the Yau Ma Tei Wholesale Fruit Market and relocation is an ever-present threat

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Cheung Chi-cheung has spent nearly five decades working at the market. Photos: David Wong
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Jessie Lau

Jessie Lau

Jessie Lau is a journalist with the South China Morning Post covering Hong Kong news and social affairs. Working primarily for the paper’s City Weekend edition, she writes features and news stories on diverse topics including human rights, culture and the environment. Originally from Hong Kong, she joined SCMP in 2015 after graduating with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English. Prior to joining SCMP, Jessie helped edit San Quentin News, an inmate-produced newspaper at San Quentin State Prison, served as news editor for UC Berkeley’s independent student newspaper and reported as a political intern for Capitol Weekly. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @_laujessie or visit her website at www.laujessie.com.