Chieu Luu

Chieu Luu is executive producer of Video at the South China Morning Post. He joined the Post as supervising producer of Video in 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. He began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto.
Chieu Luu
Chieu Luu is executive producer of Video at the South China Morning Post. He joined the Post as supervising producer of Video in 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. He began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto.

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Third major march against extradition bill turns Hong Kong’s financial district into battleground, sparks violent attacks on protesters by mob in Yuen Long

Hong Kong has been rocked by more violence after a third massive march against the extradition bill and the city’s embattled government on Sunday, July 21, 2019. 

23 Jul 2019 - 6:51AM

Hong Kong has been rocked by more violence after a third massive march against the extradition bill and the city’s embattled government on Sunday, July 21, 2019. 

Third major march against extradition bill turns Hong Kong’s financial district into battleground, sparks violent attacks on protesters by mob in Yuen Long
Central Hong Kong becomes battleground as riot police clash with protesters after third major march against extradition bill

Hong Kong police used tear gas and fired rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who occupied a major road following the latest protest march against the contentious extradition bill. Although police had shortened the march route due to security concerns, many protesters continued past the designated endpoint, resulting in a standoff with police in the central business district.

22 Jul 2019 - 2:55PM

Hong Kong police used tear gas and fired rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who occupied a major road following the latest protest march against the contentious extradition bill. Although police had shortened the march route due to security concerns, many protesters continued past the designated endpoint, resulting in a standoff with police in the central business district.

 Central Hong Kong becomes battleground as riot police clash with protesters after third major march against extradition bill
Protesters vandalise Beijing’s office in Hong Kong after hundreds of thousands attend third major march against extradition bill

Hundreds of anti-extradition bill protesters gathered outside the Beijing liaison office in Hong Kong on July 21. Some pelted eggs, while others spray-painted the front of the building. Riot police later moved in to clear them. 

22 Jul 2019 - 3:12PM

Hundreds of anti-extradition bill protesters gathered outside the Beijing liaison office in Hong Kong on July 21. Some pelted eggs, while others spray-painted the front of the building. Riot police later moved in to clear them. 

Protesters vandalise Beijing’s office in Hong Kong after hundreds of thousands attend third major march against extradition bill
How the extradition bill protests shook Hong Kong

Hong Kong is in the midst of its biggest political crisis since the former British colony was handed over to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Millions of people have taken to the streets to protest against a controversial extradition amendment that would allow for the transfer of suspects to face trial on the Chinese mainland. Although the protests have prompted the Hong Kong government to suspend the bill, protesters continue to demand its complete withdrawal. For many, the demonstrations are not only about the bill, but also defending what makes Hong Kong unique. This SCMP Film looks at the impact of the protests, from the first major demonstration on June 9, 2019 to clashes in Sha Tin on July 14. As the crisis continues, tensions between protesters, the government and police escalate to new heights.

19 Jul 2019 - 6:15PM

Hong Kong is in the midst of its biggest political crisis since the former British colony was handed over to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Millions of people have taken to the streets to protest against a controversial extradition amendment that would allow for the transfer of suspects to face trial on the Chinese mainland. Although the protests have prompted the Hong Kong government to suspend the bill, protesters continue to demand its complete withdrawal. For many, the demonstrations are not only about the bill, but also defending what makes Hong Kong unique. This SCMP Film looks at the impact of the protests, from the first major demonstration on June 9, 2019 to clashes in Sha Tin on July 14. As the crisis continues, tensions between protesters, the government and police escalate to new heights.

How the extradition bill protests shook Hong Kong
Scuffles over extradition bill near Hong Kong’s Yau Tong MTR station between protesters and government supporters

At least three people were arrested after an angry confrontation near a “Lennon Wall” in Hong Kong’s Yau Tong railway station on the evening of July 10, 2019. Police intervened as a small group of anti-extradition bill campaigners squared off against mostly middle-aged men who voiced support for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. The station is near a cluster of government quarters for fire and police officers and their families. 
Lennon Walls first appeared in the 1980s in the Czech Republic as protesters used graffiti and lyrics inspired by John Lennon and the Beatles. Hong Kong’s first Lennon Wall appeared near the Legislative Council complex during the Occupy protests in 2014.

11 Jul 2019 - 1:39PM

At least three people were arrested after an angry confrontation near a “Lennon Wall” in Hong Kong’s Yau Tong railway station on the evening of July 10, 2019. Police intervened as a small group of anti-extradition bill campaigners squared off against mostly middle-aged men who voiced support for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. The station is near a cluster of government quarters for fire and police officers and their families. 
Lennon Walls first appeared in the 1980s in the Czech Republic as protesters used graffiti and lyrics inspired by John Lennon and the Beatles. Hong Kong’s first Lennon Wall appeared near the Legislative Council complex during the Occupy protests in 2014.

Scuffles over extradition bill near Hong Kong’s Yau Tong MTR station between protesters and government supporters
Chinese woman caught on video in apparent attempt to scam truck driver by making it look like he hit her

Authorities in eastern China are investigating a woman who is caught on camera chasing a truck and pretending it hit her in an apparent attempt to scam the driver.

10 Jul 2019 - 8:07PM

Authorities in eastern China are investigating a woman who is caught on camera chasing a truck and pretending it hit her in an apparent attempt to scam the driver.

Chinese woman caught on video in apparent attempt to scam truck driver by making it look like he hit her
Trump's July 4 parade was inspired by France's annual Bastille Day celebration, but how do they compare?

US President Donald Trump threw a parade on July 4 to mark his country's Independence Day. He billed it as a celebration that would rival France's annual Bastille Day parade, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators. Trump was inspired when he visited France on Bastille Day in 2017. But how did his Independence Day parade measure up?

5 Jul 2019 - 9:07PM

US President Donald Trump threw a parade on July 4 to mark his country's Independence Day. He billed it as a celebration that would rival France's annual Bastille Day parade, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators. Trump was inspired when he visited France on Bastille Day in 2017. But how did his Independence Day parade measure up?

Trump's July 4 parade was inspired by France's annual Bastille Day celebration, but how do they compare?
Tasting tarantulas and Thai bug delicacies on Bangkok's famous Khao San Road

Many visitors to Bangkok's famous Khao San Road may be intrigued when they see a woman selling deep fried worms, bugs, crickets, scorpions, tarantulas and other critters from her cart. But not too many are brave enough to give them a try. Those who are may be pleasantly surprised by the protein-rich snacks that are popular among locals in many parts of Thailand.

2 Jul 2019 - 7:14PM

Many visitors to Bangkok's famous Khao San Road may be intrigued when they see a woman selling deep fried worms, bugs, crickets, scorpions, tarantulas and other critters from her cart. But not too many are brave enough to give them a try. Those who are may be pleasantly surprised by the protein-rich snacks that are popular among locals in many parts of Thailand.

Tasting tarantulas and Thai bug delicacies on Bangkok's famous Khao San Road
Protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong legislature in an unprecedented invasion

Protesters stormed into Hong Kong's Legislative Council, after hours of besieging the building, smashing glass doors and removing metal barriers. 

2 Jul 2019 - 2:10PM

Protesters stormed into Hong Kong's Legislative Council, after hours of besieging the building, smashing glass doors and removing metal barriers. 

Protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong legislature in an unprecedented invasion
Hundreds of anti-government protesters storm Hong Kong legislature on anniversary of handover to China

Tensions over the Hong Kong government's contentious extradition bill reached new heights on July 1, 2019, as hundreds of protesters stormed the city's legislature. It followed clashes with police earlier in the day, and coincided with an annual protest march on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China.

2 Jul 2019 - 2:16AM

Tensions over the Hong Kong government's contentious extradition bill reached new heights on July 1, 2019, as hundreds of protesters stormed the city's legislature. It followed clashes with police earlier in the day, and coincided with an annual protest march on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China.

Hundreds of anti-government protesters storm Hong Kong legislature on anniversary of handover to China
Hong Kong’s largest protests according to organisers’ estimates

Organisers say a record-setting 2 million people protested against the Hong Kong government’s contentious extradition bill on June 16, 2019.

19 Jun 2019 - 5:59PM

Organisers say a record-setting 2 million people protested against the Hong Kong government’s contentious extradition bill on June 16, 2019.

Hong Kong’s largest protests according to organisers’ estimates
Suspension is not enough: massive march to demand Hong Kong government fully withdraw extradition bill

A mass march is taking place for the second consecutive Sunday in Hong Kong, as demonstrators demand the government fully withdraw a contentious extradition bill. Just 24 hours earlier, the city's leader Carrie Lam announced the government would suspend the bill and take more time to discuss it with citizens.

17 Jun 2019 - 5:31PM

A mass march is taking place for the second consecutive Sunday in Hong Kong, as demonstrators demand the government fully withdraw a contentious extradition bill. Just 24 hours earlier, the city's leader Carrie Lam announced the government would suspend the bill and take more time to discuss it with citizens.

Suspension is not enough: massive march to demand Hong Kong government fully withdraw extradition bill
Scenes from Hong Kong’s second straight Sunday of massive anti-extradition bill protests

Opponents of Hong Kong's contentious extradition bill are staging a protest march for the second consecutive Sunday. The third major protest in eight days went ahead on June 16, 2019, the day after Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that her government would suspend action on the bill.

16 Jun 2019 - 7:16PM

Opponents of Hong Kong's contentious extradition bill are staging a protest march for the second consecutive Sunday. The third major protest in eight days went ahead on June 16, 2019, the day after Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that her government would suspend action on the bill.

Scenes from Hong Kong’s second straight Sunday of massive anti-extradition bill protests
Sea of black: Will second consecutive Sunday protest against Hong Kong's extradition bill be bigger than first?

Opponents of Hong Kong's contentious extradition bill are staging a protest march for the second consecutive Sunday. The third mass demonstration against the bill in eight days has gone ahead on June 16, 2019, the day after Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the government is suspending the bill. Many protesters say a mere suspension is not enough.

16 Jun 2019 - 7:07PM

Opponents of Hong Kong's contentious extradition bill are staging a protest march for the second consecutive Sunday. The third mass demonstration against the bill in eight days has gone ahead on June 16, 2019, the day after Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the government is suspending the bill. Many protesters say a mere suspension is not enough.

Sea of black: Will second consecutive Sunday protest against Hong Kong's extradition bill be bigger than first?
Hong Kong government suspends contentious extradition bill, but Chief Executive says it will not be withdrawn

Hong Kong’s embattled government has hit the pause button on its controversial extradition bill, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on July 15.

15 Jun 2019 - 9:13PM

Hong Kong’s embattled government has hit the pause button on its controversial extradition bill, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on July 15.

Hong Kong government suspends contentious extradition bill, but Chief Executive says it will not be withdrawn
Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protesters undeterred after clashes with police

Scores of protesters moved back into an area near Hong Kong's government headquarters on Thursday, June 13, 2019, one day after violent clashes between tens of thousands of demonstrators and police.

13 Jun 2019 - 11:55PM

Scores of protesters moved back into an area near Hong Kong's government headquarters on Thursday, June 13, 2019, one day after violent clashes between tens of thousands of demonstrators and police.

Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protesters undeterred after clashes with police
Day of defiance: Protest against contentious extradition bill in Hong Kong turns violent, as police use pepper spray and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators

A protest against a contentious extradition bill turns violent in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019, as police used pepper spray and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators from an area near the city's legislative complex.

14 Jun 2019 - 12:53PM

A protest against a contentious extradition bill turns violent in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019, as police used pepper spray and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators from an area near the city's legislative complex.

Day of defiance: Protest against contentious extradition bill in Hong Kong turns violent, as police use pepper spray and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators
Hong Kong police chief declares anti-extradition bill protests a 'riot', raising stakes for those arrested

Hong Kong Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung has declared clashes on June 12, 2019 to be a "riot".

13 Jun 2019 - 8:31AM

Hong Kong Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung has declared clashes on June 12, 2019 to be a "riot".

Hong Kong police chief declares anti-extradition bill protests a 'riot', raising stakes for those arrested
Demonstrators and police clash during Hong Kong anti-extradition protests

Hong Kong police and anti-extradition bill protesters have engaged in a heated confrontation in front of the city's legislative building.

13 Jun 2019 - 11:57AM

Hong Kong police and anti-extradition bill protesters have engaged in a heated confrontation in front of the city's legislative building.

Demonstrators and police clash during Hong Kong anti-extradition protests
Scenes of defiance as protests escalate against Hong Kong's extradition bill

Continued protests against Hong Kong's controversial extradition bill continued into the afternoon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

13 Jun 2019 - 8:47AM

Continued protests against Hong Kong's controversial extradition bill continued into the afternoon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Scenes of defiance as protests escalate against Hong Kong's extradition bill
Thousands block roads in downtown Hong Kong in defiant protest against extradition bill

In a fresh display of defiance against Hong Kong’s contentious extradition bill, protesters began stopping traffic from accessing the legislature on Wednesday morning.

13 Jun 2019 - 11:57AM

In a fresh display of defiance against Hong Kong’s contentious extradition bill, protesters began stopping traffic from accessing the legislature on Wednesday morning.

Thousands block roads in downtown Hong Kong in defiant protest against extradition bill
Hundreds of thousands take to Hong Kong streets against controversial extradition bill

Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers braved sweltering temperatures in one of the most unified demonstrations in more than a decade to voice their opposition to the government's controversial extradition bill.

10 Jun 2019 - 5:36PM

Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers braved sweltering temperatures in one of the most unified demonstrations in more than a decade to voice their opposition to the government's controversial extradition bill.

Hundreds of thousands take to Hong Kong streets against controversial extradition bill
Salted egg, tuna and Thousand Island dressing: Hong Kong's creative pizza toppings don't please every palate

Like many places in the world, Hong Kong has put its own special stamp on the hugely popular Italian combo of toppings on a flat dough base, known as pizza. Major restaurant chains like Pizza Hut and California Pizza Kitchen have come up with toppings meant to appeal to Hongkongers. The offerings are creative, to say the least – with tuna and Thousand Island dressing among the not-so-tempting toppings you can find.

3 Jun 2019 - 11:58AM

Like many places in the world, Hong Kong has put its own special stamp on the hugely popular Italian combo of toppings on a flat dough base, known as pizza. Major restaurant chains like Pizza Hut and California Pizza Kitchen have come up with toppings meant to appeal to Hongkongers. The offerings are creative, to say the least – with tuna and Thousand Island dressing among the not-so-tempting toppings you can find.

Salted egg, tuna and Thousand Island dressing: Hong Kong's creative pizza toppings don't please every palate
Cathay Pacific's highs and lows

Once the leading airline in Asia, Cathay Pacific has been struggling to stay competitive. But a major restructuring starting in 2017 seems to have turned the carrier’s fortunes around. The airline has also recently embraced something it had resisted for more than 15 years – budget travel.

10 May 2019 - 5:51PM

Once the leading airline in Asia, Cathay Pacific has been struggling to stay competitive. But a major restructuring starting in 2017 seems to have turned the carrier’s fortunes around. The airline has also recently embraced something it had resisted for more than 15 years – budget travel.

Cathay Pacific's highs and lows
Ant larvae and developing tadpoles among the treasured delicacies of northeastern Thai cuisine

Thai cuisine is renowned for delicious barbecue, noodle dishes and curries, but visitors may be intrigued to try some delicacies from the country's northeast. Three unique dishes are larb kai mod daeng, a spicy salad featuring ant larvae; muk rung peung, grilled beehive; and mok huak, grilled developing tadpoles that are only a few days old. One restaurant in the Thai capital Bangkok has these dishes on their menu for locals and tourists to sample.

6 May 2019 - 11:00AM

Thai cuisine is renowned for delicious barbecue, noodle dishes and curries, but visitors may be intrigued to try some delicacies from the country's northeast. Three unique dishes are larb kai mod daeng, a spicy salad featuring ant larvae; muk rung peung, grilled beehive; and mok huak, grilled developing tadpoles that are only a few days old. One restaurant in the Thai capital Bangkok has these dishes on their menu for locals and tourists to sample.

Ant larvae and developing tadpoles among the treasured delicacies of northeastern Thai cuisine
Why is the Thai king so important?

The coronation of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn takes place on May 4, 2019, with celebrations expected to last three days.

6 May 2019 - 4:06PM

The coronation of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn takes place on May 4, 2019, with celebrations expected to last three days.

Why is the Thai king so important?
How China’s TikTok video app became a global sensation

Chinese-made short video app TikTok has taken the world by storm. Here’s what it's all about.

1 May 2019 - 3:38PM

Chinese-made short video app TikTok has taken the world by storm. Here’s what it's all about.

How China’s TikTok video app became a global sensation
Owner of top pho restaurant in Hanoi share his secret to success

Pho is perhaps Vietnam’s most famous dish. Rice noodles served in a light but tasty broth, topped with beef or chicken and fresh herbs seems simple, but getting that right balance of flavours requires skill and precision. Nguyen Trong Thin is the owner of Pho Thin, one of Hanoi’s most renowned pho restaurants, which has been serving customers for nearly 40 years. He says the secret to his success is not only about the ingredients you use.

1 May 2019 - 3:36PM

Pho is perhaps Vietnam’s most famous dish. Rice noodles served in a light but tasty broth, topped with beef or chicken and fresh herbs seems simple, but getting that right balance of flavours requires skill and precision. Nguyen Trong Thin is the owner of Pho Thin, one of Hanoi’s most renowned pho restaurants, which has been serving customers for nearly 40 years. He says the secret to his success is not only about the ingredients you use.

Owner of top pho restaurant in Hanoi share his secret to success
Australia’s revolving door: seven prime ministers since 2007 – soon to be eight?

Australia’s federal election is scheduled for May 18, 2019, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison faces an uphill battle to keep his conservative coalition in government and retain the top job himself. Should the opposition Labor party win enough seats to form government, Bill Shorten would become Australia’s eighth prime minister since 2007. What explains this revolving door, given Australia is one of the world’s most prosperous, stable countries?

1 May 2019 - 3:39PM

Australia’s federal election is scheduled for May 18, 2019, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison faces an uphill battle to keep his conservative coalition in government and retain the top job himself. Should the opposition Labor party win enough seats to form government, Bill Shorten would become Australia’s eighth prime minister since 2007. What explains this revolving door, given Australia is one of the world’s most prosperous, stable countries?

Australia’s revolving door: seven prime ministers since 2007 – soon to be eight?
How China censors the internet

There's much debate in the West about the free-flow of information online. But in China, the government uses a complex internet filtering system to decide what people can and can’t see.

6 May 2019 - 4:09PM

There's much debate in the West about the free-flow of information online. But in China, the government uses a complex internet filtering system to decide what people can and can’t see.

How China censors the internet