Shanshan Kao

Shanshan Kao

Video Journalist

Shanshan is a contributor to Inkstone. She is a video journalist at the South China Morning Post.

Location
Hong Kong
Language spoken
English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese
Areas of Expertise
Video production, Hong Kong society and politics
‘President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong!’
Thousands of Hong Kong protesters – some waving American flags – filled Hong Kong streets on Monday night to ask the US government and President Trump for help. They urged the US Congress to pass a bill that would sanction and penalize Beijing and Hong Kong officials deemed to have suppressed “basic freedoms” in the city.
‘President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong!’
Hong Kong protesters defy anti-mask law
Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend. Many wearing masks, they defied a new anti-mask law introduced by the city’s leader, who invoked emergency powers as demonstrations grew increasingly violent.
Hong Kong protesters defy anti-mask law
Tear gas, petrol bombs and mass arrests in Hong Kong
Downtown Hong Kong descended into chaos on Sunday as anti-government demonstrations entered their 17th straight week. Violent clashes took place two days before the People’s Republic of China marks 70 years since its founding. More protests are expected before and during the anniversary.
Tear gas, petrol bombs and mass arrests in Hong Kong
Street brawls break out in Hong Kong as political strife deepens
Pro-Beijing groups in Hong Kong had called on people to clear out anti-government art installations in the city known as “Lennon Walls.” These clearances became flashpoints as the pro-democracy protesters and their supporters came out to defend the walls. Bitter clashes between rival groups took place over the weekend in the Amoy Plaza mall in Kowloon City, illustrating the polarization of Hong Kong society as unrest triggered by an unpopular extradition bill entered its 15th straight week.
Street brawls break out in Hong Kong as political strife deepens
Channeling Bruce Lee in ‘Warrior’
Hong Kong-born actor Jason Tobin plays the role of Young Jun, a Chinese gang leader in 1870s San Francisco, in the Cinemax hit show Warrior. Warrior is a television show based on an original idea from Hong Kong martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Watch the video, above, to see how Tobin embraces Lee’s philosophy in his life and career.
Channeling Bruce Lee in ‘Warrior’
Get prickly at Hong Kong’s first hedgehog cafe
A coffee shop in Hong Kong's Kowloon Bay neighborhood houses 13 palm-sized African pygmy hedgehogs, all of which were adopted via an online pet forum. The owner, Ken Yuen, hopes to educate potential pet owners about the challenges of looking after the spiky species.
Get prickly at Hong Kong’s first hedgehog cafe
A gay couple's fight for equal rights in Hong Kong
In 2015, Angus Leung, a senior immigration officer in Hong Kong, took the government to court after the city’s secretary for civil service refused to grant spousal benefits to his British husband Scott Adams. Leung also challenged the Inland Revenue Department, which did not allow the couple to submit a joint tax assessment. After a four-year legal battle, Hong Kong's top court ruled in their favor, marking a milestone for the city’s LGBTQ community. In the video above, they recount their fight for equal rights.
A gay couple's fight for equal rights in Hong Kong
How Muay Thai is helping Parkinson’s patients stand up to the disease
A Hong Kong gym is taking a unique approach to fighting Parkinson's syndrome, with Muay Thai kickboxing. The KF1 gym in Mongkok runs classes for people with Parkinson's in order to help them deal with the disease, strengthen their body, and socialize. Michael Leung wasn’t sure what to make of the offer he was given to take part in today’s Muay Thai training session. Aged 49, he has spent the past 12 months coming to terms with being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. His body is still adapting to the doses of medicine he now needs to take daily, as well as the after-effects, while his mind is focusing on the fight ahead. But after some urging from friends, Leung decided to see what this anc
How Muay Thai is helping Parkinson’s patients stand up to the disease
These migrant workers spent their day off cleaning beaches
A team of 10 Filipino women who work as domestic helpers in Hong Kong recently volunteered to spend a Sunday – their only day off in a week – cleaning a beach near the city’s popular surfing destination Big Wave Bay. The group signed up for the “Adventure Clean-up Challenge”, a one-month competition meant to encourage efforts to remove trash from Hong Kong Island’s coastal areas that are difficult to access. Watch the video above.
These migrant workers spent their day off cleaning beaches