Zinnia Lee

Zinnia Lee

Video production assistant 

Zinnia is a contributor to Inkstone. She is a production assistant for the South China Morning Post.

Location
Hong Kong
Language spoken
English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Areas of Expertise
Video editing
Chinese artist makes kite of terracotta warrior
An artist in Xi’an, China has spent more than 5 years making a kite depicting an ancient terracotta warrior. It’s based on the famous Terracotta Army sculptures unearthed in Shaanxi province. The figures were created to protect Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, in the afterlife.   
The Indian ‘cow dung lights’ aimed at China
Normally made out of mud and clay, one farmer in Gurugram is trying to support the government’s “Make in India” campaign by making “Diya” lamps out of eco-friendly cow dung. Aside from being an inexpensive material, the creator is keen to stress the lamp’s environmental benefits as they can be recycled as organic compost.
The office pet you didn’t know you needed
A video production studio in Wuxi, China has employed a huarizo, a cross between a male llama and female alpaca, to bring joy to his “colleagues.” The company has been making videos about Tuo Baiwan’s daily life, and the clips have earned the animal fame on Chinese social media.
This tiny temporary home is an upgrade for a Hong Kong family
Lau Kai-fai and his family recently started making themselves at home in a 293 square feet prefabricated flat in the Sham Shui Po district of Hong Kong. The apartment is part of a transitional social housing project in the low-income area of thee city. The apartments are meant to provide temporary accommodation to families in need or people waiting for an opening in public housing blocks.
Taiwan offers fake flights for people who miss flying
You can check in but you can never leave, at least for now, from Taiwan’s Songshan Airport. The terminal in Taipei offered “fake” flights on July 2, 2020, to satisfy passengers hungry for a chance to travel as they wait for Covid-19 pandemic restrictions to be lifted. Thousands of people applied for “tickets to nowhere” that offered about 60 lucky passengers a chance to go through check-in procedures and board a plane that never left the ground.
Taiwan’s controversial Chiang Kai-shek statues
Statues depicting Taiwan’s former leader Chiang Kai-shek continue to generate controversy. Chiang fled to Taiwan after his Nationalist troops lost a civil war on the Chinese mainland to Communist forces in 1949. While some revere him for his anti-communist stance, others recall Chiang’s brutal imposition of martial law and purge of thousands of opponents. More than 70 years later, there is intense debate about Chiang’s legacy, as statues are being removed under a law meant to address issues of the island’s authoritarian past.   
North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office
The North Korean government “blew up” its joint liaison office with South Korea on June 16, 2020. Located in the border city of Kaesong in North Korea, the destruction of the building was confirmed by South Korea’s Unification Ministry in a report sent to journalists. The move by North Korea comes after Pyongyang cut off communication with Seoul on June 9, and expressed anger over North Korean defectors sending balloons across the border filled with pamphlets critical of Kim Jong-un. 
Toilet roll cakes save bakery during lockdown
A bakery in Finland is providing a bit of comic relief in spite of the pandemic by offering homebound customers some cakes that resemble toilet rolls. Inspired by a round of panic buying of toilet paper in March 2020, the novelty items have been enough of a hit to save the shop from financial ruin after business dried up because of lockdowns to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
Tent hospital erected in Central Park as coronavirus deaths mount
As deaths from the coronavirus mount in New York City, a temporary field hospital has been built in Central Park to help ease the burden on local hospitals. Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the city, with the death toll surpassing 900 on Monday, March 30. Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has estimated that about 200,000 Americans could die from the pandemic. US President Donald Trump has extended stay-at-home guidelines for the nation to the end of April.