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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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
The story of Terry Gou and Foxconn

Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn Technology Group was ranked the richest man in Taiwan in 2018. He has an estimated net worth of US$7.4 billion.

1 May 2019 - 3:40PM

Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn Technology Group was ranked the richest man in Taiwan in 2018. He has an estimated net worth of US$7.4 billion.

The story of Terry Gou and Foxconn
India in the midst of a 39-day-long election, as the world’s biggest democracy decides on the next national government

India, the world’s biggest democracy is holding its national election. Voting is taking place over seven phases spanning a total of 39 days. Some 900 million eligible voters will be electing 543 members of the country's lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha. Surveys leading up to the start of polling suggested the ruling BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, still enjoys strong support but the main opposition and former ruling party, the Indian National Congress led by Rahul Gandhi also appears to be making a comeback. Here's what you need to know about India's epic democratic exercise.  

1 May 2019 - 3:41PM

India, the world’s biggest democracy is holding its national election. Voting is taking place over seven phases spanning a total of 39 days. Some 900 million eligible voters will be electing 543 members of the country's lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha. Surveys leading up to the start of polling suggested the ruling BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, still enjoys strong support but the main opposition and former ruling party, the Indian National Congress led by Rahul Gandhi also appears to be making a comeback. Here's what you need to know about India's epic democratic exercise.  

India in the midst of a 39-day-long election, as the world’s biggest democracy decides on the next national government
Successful entrepreneur Sandiaga Uno tells the South China Morning Post why he's making a bid to become Indonesia's vice president

Ahead of Indonesia's general election on April 17, South China Morning Post Asia News Editor Lynn Lee and our correspondent Resty Woro Yuniar sat down with Indonesian vice-presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno, the running mate of former general Prabowo Subianto. Prabowo is in a tight race for the presidency with incumbent Joko Widodo. Sandiaga explained how they're focusing their campaign on the economy and shared how he decided to make the leap from being a successful entrepreneur to throwing his hat into the political arena.

13 Apr 2019 - 1:50PM

Ahead of Indonesia's general election on April 17, South China Morning Post Asia News Editor Lynn Lee and our correspondent Resty Woro Yuniar sat down with Indonesian vice-presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno, the running mate of former general Prabowo Subianto. Prabowo is in a tight race for the presidency with incumbent Joko Widodo. Sandiaga explained how they're focusing their campaign on the economy and shared how he decided to make the leap from being a successful entrepreneur to throwing his hat into the political arena.

Successful entrepreneur Sandiaga Uno tells the South China Morning Post why he's making a bid to become Indonesia's vice president
What’s at stake in Indonesia’s general election

An estimated 193 million people are eligible to vote in Indonesia’s general election on April 17, 2019.

13 Apr 2019 - 2:11PM

An estimated 193 million people are eligible to vote in Indonesia’s general election on April 17, 2019.

What’s at stake in Indonesia’s general election
Deep fried ragworm cakes, a popular Vietnamese street food once enjoyed by only the rich

Pho, bun and banh mi are probably the three most well-known dishes to come out of Vietnam. A lesser known dish is cha ruoi, a delicacy available at street stalls, that were once something only the rich could afford. The deep-fried cakes are made from ragworms retrieved from the sea every morning. "The raw creatures may look intimidating at first sight, but when mixed with other ingredients and fried, the flavour of cha ruoi will worm its way into your heart.

1 Apr 2019 - 3:09PM

Pho, bun and banh mi are probably the three most well-known dishes to come out of Vietnam. A lesser known dish is cha ruoi, a delicacy available at street stalls, that were once something only the rich could afford. The deep-fried cakes are made from ragworms retrieved from the sea every morning. "The raw creatures may look intimidating at first sight, but when mixed with other ingredients and fried, the flavour of cha ruoi will worm its way into your heart.

Deep fried ragworm cakes, a popular Vietnamese street food once enjoyed by only the rich
Thailand election commission delays announcing official results, as military-backed party surprises opposition by taking lead

Thailand’s election commission said it cannot announce the official results of Sunday’s election until May 9, after the king’s coronation. With 95 per cent of ballots counted, the Palang Pracharat Party, led by incumbent prime minister and former general Prayuth Chan-ocha, is projected to win the most parliamentary seats. Such a victory would deal a major blow to the main opposition Pheu Thai Party, which had been leading in exit polls until the momentum suddenly changed late on Sunday night. But now that Thais have exercised democracy for the first time in five years, many issues remain, including allegations of voter irregularities, and healing a population that is still very much politically fragtured. The South China Morning Post’s Asia correspondent Bhavan Jaipragas and Thai journalist Vijitra Duangdee break down what happened and the implications the election results will have on Thailand’s future.

25 Mar 2019 - 7:27PM

Thailand’s election commission said it cannot announce the official results of Sunday’s election until May 9, after the king’s coronation. With 95 per cent of ballots counted, the Palang Pracharat Party, led by incumbent prime minister and former general Prayuth Chan-ocha, is projected to win the most parliamentary seats. Such a victory would deal a major blow to the main opposition Pheu Thai Party, which had been leading in exit polls until the momentum suddenly changed late on Sunday night. But now that Thais have exercised democracy for the first time in five years, many issues remain, including allegations of voter irregularities, and healing a population that is still very much politically fragtured. The South China Morning Post’s Asia correspondent Bhavan Jaipragas and Thai journalist Vijitra Duangdee break down what happened and the implications the election results will have on Thailand’s future.

Thailand election commission delays announcing official results, as military-backed party surprises opposition by taking lead
After growing up under junta rule, Thailand’s first-time voters hope the election will finally restore democracy

Having spent their formative years living under military rule, Thailand’s young people have faced restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly. They now have the chance to vote in the country’s first election since the junta took over in a coup in 2014. The South China Morning Post spoke to three young voters, who are excited to take part in the democracy process, but weary that if history were to repeat itself, Sunday’s vote may not actually bring about change.

24 Mar 2019 - 5:54PM

Having spent their formative years living under military rule, Thailand’s young people have faced restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly. They now have the chance to vote in the country’s first election since the junta took over in a coup in 2014. The South China Morning Post spoke to three young voters, who are excited to take part in the democracy process, but weary that if history were to repeat itself, Sunday’s vote may not actually bring about change.

After growing up under junta rule, Thailand’s first-time voters hope the election will finally restore democracy
Chicken toes and rabbit heads? A sample of Sichuan’s spicy snacks

When it comes to using an animal for food, the Chinese certainly are not wasteful. While other culinary traditions may discard things like the neck, feet and head, regional dishes in parts of China turn those parts into popular snacks. Some examples come from the southwestern province of Sichuan where you can find items like chicken toes and rabbit heads on the menu. But for those who are unfamiliar, these spicy snacks are an acquired taste.

4 Mar 2019 - 6:18PM

When it comes to using an animal for food, the Chinese certainly are not wasteful. While other culinary traditions may discard things like the neck, feet and head, regional dishes in parts of China turn those parts into popular snacks. Some examples come from the southwestern province of Sichuan where you can find items like chicken toes and rabbit heads on the menu. But for those who are unfamiliar, these spicy snacks are an acquired taste.

Chicken toes and rabbit heads? A sample of Sichuan’s spicy snacks
Breaking down why Trump and Kim failed to reach a deal in Hanoi

To the surprise of many, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un failed to reach a deal in Hanoi in what was only their second face-to-face meeting. South China Morning Post correspondents Lee Jeong-ho and John Power discuss why the talks broke down.

1 Mar 2019 - 5:46PM

To the surprise of many, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un failed to reach a deal in Hanoi in what was only their second face-to-face meeting. South China Morning Post correspondents Lee Jeong-ho and John Power discuss why the talks broke down.

Breaking down why Trump and Kim failed to reach a deal in Hanoi
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet for banquet ahead of summit in Hanoi

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met face-to-face for the second time on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The leaders had a private meeting, accompanied only by their translators, for about 20 minutes before attending a dinner together with members of their delegations. The leaders will hold formal talks on February 28 that are aimed at making progress in North Korea’s denuclearisation process. Observers are looking for more tangible steps than the vague declaration made after their first summit in Singapore in June 2018.

1 Mar 2019 - 5:47PM

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met face-to-face for the second time on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The leaders had a private meeting, accompanied only by their translators, for about 20 minutes before attending a dinner together with members of their delegations. The leaders will hold formal talks on February 28 that are aimed at making progress in North Korea’s denuclearisation process. Observers are looking for more tangible steps than the vague declaration made after their first summit in Singapore in June 2018.

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet for banquet ahead of summit in Hanoi