My Hong Kong by Luisa Tam
Magic, mysterious illness, and Chinese superstition: warding off the coronavirus with a ‘little person’ curse
- Fortune-teller uses chants and waving fingers to add extra ‘defence power’ to face masks to make them more effective
- But the concept of evil forces causing misfortune or bad luck is deeply rooted in Chinese culture
Luisa Tam has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She has held a variety of roles during her career, including working as a producer for NDR German TV, a media campaigner with Greenpeace, and as the deputy managing editor of Eastern Express. She previously worked at the Post from 1988 to 1990, before rejoining in her current role in 2015.