Francine Chen

Francine joined the Post in 2019 after a decade working as a digital producer and subeditor at media organisations in Singapore and New Zealand.

Latest from Francine Chen

Coronavirus: migrant groups warn of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in New Zealand as workers blocked from welfare benefits

Many migrant workers on temporary visas who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 are struggling as they are unable to access social benefits.

17 May 2020 - 8:10PM

Many migrant workers on temporary visas who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 are struggling as they are unable to access social benefits.

Coronavirus: migrant groups warn of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in New Zealand as workers blocked from welfare benefits
Coronavirus: as New Zealand lockdown begins, fears rise for abuse victims and the homeless

During the four-week period, only essential services will remain open and the public has been urged to stay at home as much as possible.

11 Apr 2020 - 9:22PM

During the four-week period, only essential services will remain open and the public has been urged to stay at home as much as possible.

Coronavirus: as New Zealand lockdown begins, fears rise for abuse victims and the homeless
‘Traumatised and paranoid’: Malaysians in New Zealand struggle after Christchurch terrorist attack

While there is caution and anxiety among the community, the people of Christchurch and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have been commended for their sensitivity.

22 Mar 2019 - 8:38AM

While there is caution and anxiety among the community, the people of Christchurch and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have been commended for their sensitivity.

‘Traumatised and paranoid’: Malaysians in New Zealand struggle after Christchurch terrorist attack
Chinese man accused of groping three girls at Philippine theme park, prompting angry backlash

Recent arrests have drawn attention to the tensions caused by the influx of Chinese workers into the Philippines.

14 Feb 2019 - 10:55PM

Recent arrests have drawn attention to the tensions caused by the influx of Chinese workers into the Philippines.

Chinese man accused of groping three girls at Philippine theme park, prompting angry backlash
Destructive durians, passports for sale, Korea’s ‘natural extinction’ – here are 10 great reads for Lunar New Year

Want to know about the black sugar you probably ate over the festive period? Are you keeping an eye on elections in Thailand, Indonesia, or the Philippines? Or wondering where the US is taking on China next? Read on …

7 Feb 2019 - 5:48PM

Want to know about the black sugar you probably ate over the festive period? Are you keeping an eye on elections in Thailand, Indonesia, or the Philippines? Or wondering where the US is taking on China next? Read on …

Destructive durians, passports for sale, Korea’s ‘natural extinction’ – here are 10 great reads for Lunar New Year