Amy Li

Amy Li began her journalism career as a crime news reporter in Queens, New York, in 2004. She joined Reuters in Beijing in 2008 as a multimedia editor. Amy taught journalism at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu before joining SCMP in Hong Kong in 2012. She is now an online news editor for SCMP.com. Amy can be reached at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @AmyLiSCMP
Amy Li began her journalism career as a crime news reporter in Queens, New York, in 2004. She joined Reuters in Beijing in 2008 as a multimedia editor. Amy taught journalism at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu before joining SCMP in Hong Kong in 2012. She is now an online news editor for SCMP.com. Amy can be reached at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @AmyLiSCMP

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Alibaba stock tanks amid war of words with Chinese regulators and disappointing results

The stock price of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group tumbled 8.8 per cent on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, closing at a three-month low of US$89.81.

30 Jan 2015 - 9:04AM
Alibaba stock tanks amid war of words with Chinese regulators and disappointing results

The stock price of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group tumbled 8.8 per cent on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, closing at a three-month low of US$89.81.

China's tourist turn-offs: visitor numbers down thanks to rising yuan, pollution and visa issues

While a record number of Chinese travelled overseas in 2014, spending hundreds of billions of US dollars, the country's inbound tourism suffered another year-on-year decline.

28 Jan 2015 - 5:34PM
China's tourist turn-offs: visitor numbers down thanks to rising yuan, pollution and visa issues

While a record number of Chinese travelled overseas in 2014, spending hundreds of billions of US dollars, the country's inbound tourism suffered another year-on-year decline.

Stop meddling in science awards, Chinese computer federation tells government

An organisation representing computer academics and experts on the mainland has urged the government to stop interfering in who gets the nation's top science and technology awards.

25 Jan 2015 - 5:13AM
Stop meddling in science awards, Chinese computer federation tells government

An organisation representing computer academics and experts on the mainland has urged the government to stop interfering in who gets the nation's top science and technology awards.

Eight foreigners among 22 people missing as tugboat capsizes in China

Twenty-two people, including eight foreigners, remained missing late last night after a tugboat capsized during a trial voyage on the Yangtze River in Jiangsu province.

14 Jun 2018 - 12:14PM
Eight foreigners among 22 people missing as tugboat capsizes in China

Twenty-two people, including eight foreigners, remained missing late last night after a tugboat capsized during a trial voyage on the Yangtze River in Jiangsu province.

Man sets fire to rush-hour bus ‘after being sacked for stealing’

A Chinese man allegedly set fire to a bus during this morning’s rush hour – moments after reportedly starting a blaze at the company that fired him the day before.

15 Jan 2015 - 5:47PM
Man sets fire to rush-hour bus ‘after being sacked for stealing’

A Chinese man allegedly set fire to a bus during this morning’s rush hour – moments after reportedly starting a blaze at the company that fired him the day before.

Rude awakening: Chinese tourists have the money, but not the manners

China's tourists are still, unfortunately, maintaining their reputation for boorish behaviour as more spread their wings and travel abroad.

31 Dec 2014 - 2:19PM
Rude awakening: Chinese tourists have the money, but not the manners

China's tourists are still, unfortunately, maintaining their reputation for boorish behaviour as more spread their wings and travel abroad.

Disabled couple walks 500 kilometres to raise money for children's education
Taiwanese instant noodle maker pulls products amid tainted-oil fears

Taiwan-based food giant Uni-President will pull 19 product lines from shop shelves over fears that the food was made using tainted cooking oil.

26 Oct 2014 - 6:03AM
Taiwanese instant noodle maker pulls products amid tainted-oil fears

Taiwan-based food giant Uni-President will pull 19 product lines from shop shelves over fears that the food was made using tainted cooking oil.

China regulates original news feeds on messenger apps such as WeChat

The latest internet crackdown on the mainland means that only news agencies and websites are now authorised to publish original news content on public accounts on China's hugely popular WeChat.

21 Apr 2015 - 11:12AM
China regulates original news feeds on messenger apps such as WeChat

The latest internet crackdown on the mainland means that only news agencies and websites are now authorised to publish original news content on public accounts on China's hugely popular WeChat.

Military exercises cause major flight delays in China as PLA carries out live fire drills

Air travellers in eastern provinces were again hit by massive flight delays, with capacity cut by up to two-thirds thanks to ongoing PLA military exercises.

27 Jul 2014 - 10:04AM
Military exercises cause major flight delays in China as PLA carries out live fire drills

Air travellers in eastern provinces were again hit by massive flight delays, with capacity cut by up to two-thirds thanks to ongoing PLA military exercises.

Premier Li Keqiang makes case for deeper economic reforms over stimulus

Premier Li Keqiang has said the government will steer clear of short-term stimulus measures to boost the economy.

2 May 2014 - 5:46AM
Premier Li Keqiang makes case for deeper economic reforms over stimulus

Premier Li Keqiang has said the government will steer clear of short-term stimulus measures to boost the economy.

Jia Qinglin joins growing parade of retired leaders

Jia Qinglin made a rare public appearance last month in Hubei province inspecting factories of a domestic car maker, according to the website of Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

26 Apr 2014 - 6:07AM
Jia Qinglin joins growing parade of retired leaders

Jia Qinglin made a rare public appearance last month in Hubei province inspecting factories of a domestic car maker, according to the website of Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

China’s former leader Jiang Zemin makes rare public appearance in Shanghai

China’s former president Jiang Zemin, who has largely shunned the spotlight in recent years, made two appearances in public in the past few days, according to images published online.

24 Apr 2014 - 11:30AM
China’s former leader Jiang Zemin makes rare public appearance in Shanghai

China’s former president Jiang Zemin, who has largely shunned the spotlight in recent years, made two appearances in public in the past few days, according to images published online.

Suicide, drinking top causes of 'unnatural deaths' among Chinese officials, says report
Air China faces heat for allegedly sneaking Red Cross official past closed boarding gate
China anonymous-confession app Mimi stirs concerns about ethics, bullying

A free phone app that lets users anonymously confess secrets, from extramarital affairs to invasions of a loved one’s privacy, earned as much criticism as it has fans in China since its launch two weeks ago.

10 Apr 2014 - 8:10AM
China anonymous-confession app Mimi stirs concerns about ethics, bullying

A free phone app that lets users anonymously confess secrets, from extramarital affairs to invasions of a loved one’s privacy, earned as much criticism as it has fans in China since its launch two weeks ago.

British PM David Cameron's message on gay marriage inspires Chinese LGBT community

Members of China’s LGBT community said on Friday they were touched and inspired by a Weibo message from British Prime Minister David Cameron that called for tolerance on marriages between same-sex couples.

5 Apr 2014 - 8:32AM
British PM David Cameron's message on gay marriage inspires Chinese LGBT community

Members of China’s LGBT community said on Friday they were touched and inspired by a Weibo message from British Prime Minister David Cameron that called for tolerance on marriages between same-sex couples.

Promotion of young Chinese banker with alleged military links sparks controversy online
'Deputy seat of power' rumour sends Beijing flat buyers flocking to Baoding
Hong Kong Observatory warns of thunderstorms and hail

Hong Kong today woke to thunderstorms and rain with the Observatory warning of possible hail showers, days after giant hail stones pounded parts of the city.

2 Apr 2014 - 12:45PM
Hong Kong Observatory warns of thunderstorms and hail

Hong Kong today woke to thunderstorms and rain with the Observatory warning of possible hail showers, days after giant hail stones pounded parts of the city.

How did gossip about a celebrity couple's marriage hijack China's social media?

The saga over missing MH370 flight dragged on, and a protest by Taiwanese students gained momentum; but it was the alleged extramarital affair of Chinese actor Wen Zhang that trended above all the more “serious” news events.

2 Apr 2014 - 11:00AM
How did gossip about a celebrity couple's marriage hijack China's social media?

The saga over missing MH370 flight dragged on, and a protest by Taiwanese students gained momentum; but it was the alleged extramarital affair of Chinese actor Wen Zhang that trended above all the more “serious” news events.

Chinese online travel agencies ban Malaysia Airlines ticket sales
Are Chinese celebrities stoking resentment against Malaysia over MH370 disaster?
Seven detained after arson attack kills Shandong villager in latest China land dispute violence

Seven suspects arrested over of killing a 63-year-old villager in an arson attack connected to land dispute

26 Mar 2014 - 6:17PM
Seven detained after arson attack kills Shandong villager in latest China land dispute violence

Seven suspects arrested over of killing a 63-year-old villager in an arson attack connected to land dispute

Busted by Beidou: Satellite tracking pins down Hunan officials misusing government cars
Freedom of expression is 'birth right,' Michelle Obama tells Peking University students

In a speech to Peking University students yesterday, US first lady Michelle Obama defended freedom of expression and other "universal rights" - sensitive concepts that mainland university professors were banned from teaching a year ago.

23 Mar 2014 - 11:24AM
Freedom of expression is 'birth right,' Michelle Obama tells Peking University students

In a speech to Peking University students yesterday, US first lady Michelle Obama defended freedom of expression and other "universal rights" - sensitive concepts that mainland university professors were banned from teaching a year ago.

Arson attack kills Shandong villager in latest China land dispute violence
Guizhou to make 'fresh canned air' to boost tourism after Xi Jinping comments
'This isn't the democracy we want': Some Chinese dismayed by Taiwan students' occupation of legislature

As more than 1,000 students occupied Taiwan’s legislature to protest the ruling party’s handling of a trade pact with China, reports triggered concerns and criticism from intellectuals and microbloggers on the mainland.

20 Mar 2014 - 8:21PM
'This isn't the democracy we want': Some Chinese dismayed by Taiwan students' occupation of legislature

As more than 1,000 students occupied Taiwan’s legislature to protest the ruling party’s handling of a trade pact with China, reports triggered concerns and criticism from intellectuals and microbloggers on the mainland.

Heads of Hunan 'cradle of champions' gymnastics school charged with sex attacks on pupils
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