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

China-Australia tensions, Lee Kuan Yew’s warning, a Japanese sex pest: Asia’s most popular stories in 2020

The top-read story in 2020 was an in-depth look into how South Korea managed to contain its earliest Covid-19 outbreak without hard lockdowns.

28 Dec 2020 - 3:09PM

The top-read story in 2020 was an in-depth look into how South Korea managed to contain its earliest Covid-19 outbreak without hard lockdowns.

China-Australia tensions, Lee Kuan Yew’s warning, a Japanese sex pest: Asia’s most popular stories in 2020
As Jacinda Ardern soars in New Zealand elections, ethnic Chinese voters look to her opponent

Although the incumbent prime minister leads in polls by double digits, her support is a paltry 26.5 per cent among Chinese Kiwis, who largely favour the National Party.

12 Oct 2020 - 12:52PM

Although the incumbent prime minister leads in polls by double digits, her support is a paltry 26.5 per cent among Chinese Kiwis, who largely favour the National Party.

As Jacinda Ardern soars in New Zealand elections, ethnic Chinese voters look to her opponent
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