Chieu Luu

Hong Kong

Chieu Luu

Supervising Producer of Video

Chieu Luu joined the South China Morning Post as Supervising Producer of Video in January 2018, managing the daily operations of the video team as well as producing stories from Hong Kong, China and across Asia. He previously worked for CNN in Hong Kong, CGTN in Beijing and Al Jazeera English in Washington DC and Kuala Lumpur. Chieu began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto. He is a graduate of Ryerson University's School of Journalism.

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What we know about China’s mystery Wuhan coronavirus

China has confirmed that person-to-person transmission is possible with a newly identified coronavirus emerging from the city of Wuhan in the central province of Hubei. As of January 22, 2020, at least nine deaths were blamed on the virus, and cases were being reported in other parts of Asia and as far away as the US, pushing health authorities in China and around the world to step up their efforts to contain the infection. 

22 Jan 2020 - 9:52PM

China has confirmed that person-to-person transmission is possible with a newly identified coronavirus emerging from the city of Wuhan in the central province of Hubei. As of January 22, 2020, at least nine deaths were blamed on the virus, and cases were being reported in other parts of Asia and as far away as the US, pushing health authorities in China and around the world to step up their efforts to contain the infection. 

What we know about China’s mystery Wuhan coronavirus
China confirms new coronavirus can be transmitted between humans

There is increasing concern over a new coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, after officials confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission. The virus has killed at least six people and infected almost 300. But as China enters its peak travel season, hundreds of millions of people are rushing home for the Lunar New Year, leading health experts to predict the number of infections will rise. Chinese President Xi Jinping has meanwhile called on officials to do everything they can to contain the virus.

21 Jan 2020 - 9:44PM

There is increasing concern over a new coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, after officials confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission. The virus has killed at least six people and infected almost 300. But as China enters its peak travel season, hundreds of millions of people are rushing home for the Lunar New Year, leading health experts to predict the number of infections will rise. Chinese President Xi Jinping has meanwhile called on officials to do everything they can to contain the virus.

China confirms new coronavirus can be transmitted between humans
Ladetiao, Shanghai's spiciest dish, is so hot it makes you jump

Shanghai is an international city featuring cuisine from all over the world. Adventurous eaters may want to go for a culinary challenge and try ladetiao, one of, if not the spiciest dish you can find in the city. It features bullfrog meat, slow-cooked for 40 minutes in five different types of chilli peppers. The dish is so daunting to eat – even for spice lovers – that one restaurant in Shanghai ran a promotion, offering ladetiao free of charge to anyone who could finish within an hour. Some might be put off by the name alone, which means “so spicy, it makes you jump.”

20 Jan 2020 - 8:38PM

Shanghai is an international city featuring cuisine from all over the world. Adventurous eaters may want to go for a culinary challenge and try ladetiao, one of, if not the spiciest dish you can find in the city. It features bullfrog meat, slow-cooked for 40 minutes in five different types of chilli peppers. The dish is so daunting to eat – even for spice lovers – that one restaurant in Shanghai ran a promotion, offering ladetiao free of charge to anyone who could finish within an hour. Some might be put off by the name alone, which means “so spicy, it makes you jump.”

Ladetiao, Shanghai's spiciest dish, is so hot it makes you jump
Tear gas and arrests as Hong Kong rally for universal suffrage descends into chaos

Tear gas was fired in Hong Kong after police shut down a rally for universal suffrage in the city’s business district on Sunday, January 19, when two plain-clothes officers were assaulted by hard-core protesters amid the chaos. Thousands took part in the police-approved demonstration to demand electoral reform for September’s legislative election and urge the international community to impose sanctions on the city government if their calls were snubbed. But it descended into mayhem when police declared the rally over after skirmishes between protesters and officers nearby.

19 Jan 2020 - 9:16PM

Tear gas was fired in Hong Kong after police shut down a rally for universal suffrage in the city’s business district on Sunday, January 19, when two plain-clothes officers were assaulted by hard-core protesters amid the chaos. Thousands took part in the police-approved demonstration to demand electoral reform for September’s legislative election and urge the international community to impose sanctions on the city government if their calls were snubbed. But it descended into mayhem when police declared the rally over after skirmishes between protesters and officers nearby.

Tear gas and arrests as Hong Kong rally for universal suffrage descends into chaos
Dozens detained by police after march against parallel traders in Hong Kong’s Sheung Shui

Hong Kong police subdued dozens of people who refused to disperse following a march against mainland Chinese parallel traders in the border town of Sheung Shui on January 5, 2020.

5 Jan 2020 - 9:26PM

Hong Kong police subdued dozens of people who refused to disperse following a march against mainland Chinese parallel traders in the border town of Sheung Shui on January 5, 2020.

Dozens detained by police after march against parallel traders in Hong Kong’s Sheung Shui
What does ‘one country, two systems’ mean?

“One country, two systems” is the arrangement under which China rules Hong Kong. 

18 Dec 2019 - 7:13PM

“One country, two systems” is the arrangement under which China rules Hong Kong. 

What does ‘one country, two systems’ mean?
Thousands of protesters return to Hong Kong streets to reiterate five demands to government

Thousands of mostly black-clad protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong’s tourist district Tsim Sha Tsui on December 1, a week after the pro-democracy bloc scored a landslide victory in district council elections. The procession started from the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on the harbourfront and headed to Hung Hom – a route approved by police. Soon after the march started, police raised the blue flag warning protesters they were taking part in an illegal assembly as some had deviated from the approved route. Officers then used pepper spray on protesters, and later tear gas was also fired.

1 Dec 2019 - 9:26PM

Thousands of mostly black-clad protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong’s tourist district Tsim Sha Tsui on December 1, a week after the pro-democracy bloc scored a landslide victory in district council elections. The procession started from the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on the harbourfront and headed to Hung Hom – a route approved by police. Soon after the march started, police raised the blue flag warning protesters they were taking part in an illegal assembly as some had deviated from the approved route. Officers then used pepper spray on protesters, and later tear gas was also fired.

Thousands of protesters return to Hong Kong streets to reiterate five demands to government
The saga of the siege at Hong Kong's PolyU

Police, firefighters, negotiators and bomb-disposal experts entered the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University on the morning of November 27, 2019, to search for any remaining protesters inside and clear away hazardous items. The operation followed a siege that started a week and a half earlier as radical protesters went on a violent rampage and occupied the university. This is how the dramatic events unfolded.

1 Dec 2019 - 8:24PM

Police, firefighters, negotiators and bomb-disposal experts entered the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University on the morning of November 27, 2019, to search for any remaining protesters inside and clear away hazardous items. The operation followed a siege that started a week and a half earlier as radical protesters went on a violent rampage and occupied the university. This is how the dramatic events unfolded.

The saga of the siege at Hong Kong's PolyU
Clean-up crews move into PolyU

After a 4-day siege by police, clean-up crews have been clearing the wreckage from around Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Bricks, barricades and broken glass were some of the debris being cleared away with shovels and mechanical claws.

20 Nov 2019 - 10:21PM

After a 4-day siege by police, clean-up crews have been clearing the wreckage from around Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Bricks, barricades and broken glass were some of the debris being cleared away with shovels and mechanical claws.

Clean-up crews move into PolyU
Hong Kong police chase down protesters trying to escape from Polytechnic University

Several radical protesters who had been inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University tried to escape as first aiders and some injured protesters were escorted off the campus. Police quickly chased them down and arrested them. The university has been under siege for three days but it was a relatively calm evening at PolyU. The campus has been occupied by radical protesters for more than a week. Most have left but 60-100 remain inside.

20 Nov 2019 - 1:26AM

Several radical protesters who had been inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University tried to escape as first aiders and some injured protesters were escorted off the campus. Police quickly chased them down and arrested them. The university has been under siege for three days but it was a relatively calm evening at PolyU. The campus has been occupied by radical protesters for more than a week. Most have left but 60-100 remain inside.

Hong Kong police chase down protesters trying to escape from Polytechnic University
Clashes, escapes and arrests as stand-off continues at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The stand-off between radical protesters barricaded inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University and riot police threatening mass arrests continued without a solution into the early hours of November 19, 2019. Sources say dozens of protesters abseiled onto a highway from a campus footbridge and escaped via motorbike. Meanwhile, thousands of other demonstrators tried to march to the university to help those inside, resulting in more clashes with police.

19 Nov 2019 - 4:41AM

The stand-off between radical protesters barricaded inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University and riot police threatening mass arrests continued without a solution into the early hours of November 19, 2019. Sources say dozens of protesters abseiled onto a highway from a campus footbridge and escaped via motorbike. Meanwhile, thousands of other demonstrators tried to march to the university to help those inside, resulting in more clashes with police.

Clashes, escapes and arrests as stand-off continues at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Thousands hold vigils for Hong Kong student who died after car park fall

Thousands of people across Hong Kong held vigils on November 8 for Chow Tsz-lok. The 22-year-old computer science undergraduate studying at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology had died earlier that day. Chow had suffered a severe brain injury after he reportedly fell four metres (13 feet) at a car park in the early hours of November 4. The incident happened as police in the area were firing rounds of tear gas to disperse a crowd.

9 Nov 2019 - 5:30AM

Thousands of people across Hong Kong held vigils on November 8 for Chow Tsz-lok. The 22-year-old computer science undergraduate studying at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology had died earlier that day. Chow had suffered a severe brain injury after he reportedly fell four metres (13 feet) at a car park in the early hours of November 4. The incident happened as police in the area were firing rounds of tear gas to disperse a crowd.

Thousands hold vigils for Hong Kong student who died after car park fall
Hong Kong student who suffered brain injury in car park fall dies

Hundreds of people gathered on the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on November 8, 2019, to pay tribute to Chow Tsz-lok.

8 Nov 2019 - 6:51PM

Hundreds of people gathered on the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on November 8, 2019, to pay tribute to Chow Tsz-lok.

Hong Kong student who suffered brain injury in car park fall dies
Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho injured in knife attack

Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu has been injured in a knife attack in Tuen Mun where he was campaigning for upcoming district council elections. 

6 Nov 2019 - 3:10PM

Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu has been injured in a knife attack in Tuen Mun where he was campaigning for upcoming district council elections. 

Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho injured in knife attack
Illegal rally turns violent on 21st weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong

Police and protesters clashed after dark in Hong Kong's Mong Kok district as the city entered it's 21st week of anti-government demonstrations. Earlier, hundreds had gathered for an illegally rally in Tsim Sha Tsui, a busy shopping area popular with tourists. The rally quickly descended into violence and that spread north and went well into the night.

28 Oct 2019 - 12:42AM

Police and protesters clashed after dark in Hong Kong's Mong Kok district as the city entered it's 21st week of anti-government demonstrations. Earlier, hundreds had gathered for an illegally rally in Tsim Sha Tsui, a busy shopping area popular with tourists. The rally quickly descended into violence and that spread north and went well into the night.

Illegal rally turns violent on 21st weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong
Clashes in Kowloon on 20th straight weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong

Violence broke out between police and anti-government protesters on October 20, during the 20th straight Sunday of demonstrations in Hong Kong . Police fired multiple rounds of tear gas in an effort to disperse protesters in Kowloon, some of whom hurled petrol bombs at the officers. The clashes broke out shortly after a mass march that, despite not being approved by police, drew tens of thousands onto the streets to call on the government to meet their five key demands to resolve the political crisis that has dragged on for more than four months.

21 Oct 2019 - 1:07AM

Violence broke out between police and anti-government protesters on October 20, during the 20th straight Sunday of demonstrations in Hong Kong . Police fired multiple rounds of tear gas in an effort to disperse protesters in Kowloon, some of whom hurled petrol bombs at the officers. The clashes broke out shortly after a mass march that, despite not being approved by police, drew tens of thousands onto the streets to call on the government to meet their five key demands to resolve the political crisis that has dragged on for more than four months.

Clashes in Kowloon on 20th straight weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong
Hong Kong leader forced to deliver policy address via video

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s annual policy address was delivered via video on October 16, 2019, after opposition lawmakers twice disrupted her attempts to deliver the speech live inside the Legislative Council chamber. 

17 Oct 2019 - 10:13AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s annual policy address was delivered via video on October 16, 2019, after opposition lawmakers twice disrupted her attempts to deliver the speech live inside the Legislative Council chamber. 

Hong Kong leader forced to deliver policy address via video
Shops vandalised and roads blocked on the 19th straight weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong

Masked vandals dressed in black targeted restaurants and shops in several shopping malls on October 13, 2019, as Hong Kong's anti-government protests entered their 19th week. Restaurants belonging to the Maxim's food chain had their windows smashed and were spray-painted and businesses with links to mainland China were turned upside down. There were also several violent confrontations between riot police and protesters, including an incident in which one officer was slashed in the neck from behind. Other protesters disrupted traffic by building barricades, dispersing before police arrived to remove them, and then returning to block roads again.

14 Oct 2019 - 12:47AM

Masked vandals dressed in black targeted restaurants and shops in several shopping malls on October 13, 2019, as Hong Kong's anti-government protests entered their 19th week. Restaurants belonging to the Maxim's food chain had their windows smashed and were spray-painted and businesses with links to mainland China were turned upside down. There were also several violent confrontations between riot police and protesters, including an incident in which one officer was slashed in the neck from behind. Other protesters disrupted traffic by building barricades, dispersing before police arrived to remove them, and then returning to block roads again.

Shops vandalised and roads blocked on the 19th straight weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong
Hong Kong protesters defy anti-mask law with weekend marches

Thousands of protesters, many wearing face masks, marched through the streets of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon for a third straight day on October 6, 2019, in clear defiance of a new law banning them from concealing their faces during public gatherings. 

6 Oct 2019 - 9:52PM

Thousands of protesters, many wearing face masks, marched through the streets of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon for a third straight day on October 6, 2019, in clear defiance of a new law banning them from concealing their faces during public gatherings. 

Hong Kong protesters defy anti-mask law with weekend marches
Tear gas, petrol bombs and mass arrests on 17th straight Sunday of anti-government protests in Hong Kong

Anti-government protesters threw at least two petrol bombs inside an MTR station in Hong Kong on September 29, 2019, the 17th straight Sunday of demonstrations in the city. 

30 Sep 2019 - 10:12AM

Anti-government protesters threw at least two petrol bombs inside an MTR station in Hong Kong on September 29, 2019, the 17th straight Sunday of demonstrations in the city. 

Tear gas, petrol bombs and mass arrests on 17th straight Sunday of anti-government protests in Hong Kong
MTR stations shut and police fire tear gas in Sha Tin after Hong Kong protesters start fire and desecrate Chinese flag

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong took over shopping malls in Sha Tin and Nam Cheong on September 22, targeting businesses linked to mainland China, or seen as being pro-police or pro-government, and forcing them to close. The chaos in Sha Tin then escalated as protesters desecrated a national flag, built barricades and set fires, resulting in tear gas fired by police.

23 Sep 2019 - 8:48AM

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong took over shopping malls in Sha Tin and Nam Cheong on September 22, targeting businesses linked to mainland China, or seen as being pro-police or pro-government, and forcing them to close. The chaos in Sha Tin then escalated as protesters desecrated a national flag, built barricades and set fires, resulting in tear gas fired by police.

MTR stations shut and police fire tear gas in Sha Tin after Hong Kong protesters start fire and desecrate Chinese flag
Hong Kong Jockey Club cancels Happy Valley horse race meeting over threat from anti-government protesters

The Hong Kong Jockey Club cancelled the Happy Valley race meeting scheduled on September 18, 2019, because of fears that anti-government protesters could compromise the safety of staff, customers and horses. 

18 Sep 2019 - 9:42PM

The Hong Kong Jockey Club cancelled the Happy Valley race meeting scheduled on September 18, 2019, because of fears that anti-government protesters could compromise the safety of staff, customers and horses. 

Hong Kong Jockey Club cancels Happy Valley horse race meeting over threat from anti-government protesters
MTR stations vandalised and shut amid anti-government protests in Hong Kong

Four Mass Transit Rail (MTR) stations in Hong Kong were shut over on September 8, 2019, after ticketing machines were damaged and walls spray-painted during anti-government protests. 

9 Sep 2019 - 3:18PM

Four Mass Transit Rail (MTR) stations in Hong Kong were shut over on September 8, 2019, after ticketing machines were damaged and walls spray-painted during anti-government protests. 

 MTR stations vandalised and shut amid anti-government protests in Hong Kong
Sunday protests spiral into chaos as police and demonstrators clash in the heart of Hong Kong

The entrance to Central MTR station was set on fire as tensions boiled over during the 14th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong. Later in the evening, police fired rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters in the busy Causeway Bay shopping district. 

9 Sep 2019 - 12:38AM

The entrance to Central MTR station was set on fire as tensions boiled over during the 14th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong. Later in the evening, police fired rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters in the busy Causeway Bay shopping district. 

Sunday protests spiral into chaos as police and demonstrators clash in the heart of Hong Kong
Chaos in Central, Hong Kong as anti-government protesters set fire to entrance of rail station

Chaos broke out again in Hong Kong as the city entered its 14th week of anti-government protests, with multiple confrontations between riot police and protesters at Central MTR station. Some spilled out onto the streets of the business district. Some protesters blocked the entrance to the MTR station with plants, cardboard boxes and other materials. One of the entrances was set on fire.

9 Sep 2019 - 12:05AM

Chaos broke out again in Hong Kong as the city entered its 14th week of anti-government protests, with multiple confrontations between riot police and protesters at Central MTR station. Some spilled out onto the streets of the business district. Some protesters blocked the entrance to the MTR station with plants, cardboard boxes and other materials. One of the entrances was set on fire.

Chaos in Central, Hong Kong as anti-government protesters set fire to entrance of rail station
Protesters and police fight in Sha Tin MTR station

Police became trapped after a fight broke out between them and protesters in Sha Tin MTR.  The incident followed an arrest in the station where the police used pepper spray on the crowd.  The officers had to take refuge in a station control room and await rescue from riot police.

10 Sep 2019 - 11:28AM

Police became trapped after a fight broke out between them and protesters in Sha Tin MTR.  The incident followed an arrest in the station where the police used pepper spray on the crowd.  The officers had to take refuge in a station control room and await rescue from riot police.

Protesters and police fight in Sha Tin MTR station
Thousands of anti-government protesters march to US consulate in Hong Kong, call on Washington to pass bill on city’s rights

Thousands of protesters marched to the United States consulate in Hong Kong on September 8, calling on Washington to pass an act in support of their city’s democratic development and human rights.

9 Sep 2019 - 12:06AM

Thousands of protesters marched to the United States consulate in Hong Kong on September 8, calling on Washington to pass an act in support of their city’s democratic development and human rights.

Thousands of anti-government protesters march to US consulate in Hong Kong, call on Washington to pass bill on city’s rights
Hong Kong students boycott classes and others skip work to join rallies in the rain

Thousands of students across Hong Kong cut classes on the first day of the new school term to participate in anti-government rallies.

3 Sep 2019 - 3:09AM

Thousands of students across Hong Kong cut classes on the first day of the new school term to participate in anti-government rallies.

Hong Kong students boycott classes and others skip work to join rallies in the rain
Anti-government protesters create turbulence at Hong Kong airport, disrupting traffic and suspending train service

Anti-government protesters caused chaos outside Hong Kong International Airport on September 1, before shifting their action to the nearby suburb of Tung Chung. The protesters vandalised an MTR station and forced the closure of an entire railway line.

2 Sep 2019 - 2:56AM

Anti-government protesters caused chaos outside Hong Kong International Airport on September 1, before shifting their action to the nearby suburb of Tung Chung. The protesters vandalised an MTR station and forced the closure of an entire railway line.

Anti-government protesters create turbulence at Hong Kong airport, disrupting traffic and suspending train service
Shot fired and water cannon deployed as police and protesters clash in Hong Kong's Western New Territories

For the first time in 12 weekends of anti-government protests, a policeman fired a warning shot during clashes with demonstrators in Hong Kong. Earlier, police also deployed water cannon for the first time, threatening to use them in order to disperse hundreds of protesters who had occupied a road following a march.

26 Aug 2019 - 3:55AM

For the first time in 12 weekends of anti-government protests, a policeman fired a warning shot during clashes with demonstrators in Hong Kong. Earlier, police also deployed water cannon for the first time, threatening to use them in order to disperse hundreds of protesters who had occupied a road following a march.

Shot fired and water cannon deployed as police and protesters clash in Hong Kong's Western New Territories