Jessie Lau

Jessie Lau is a journalist with the South China Morning Post covering Hong Kong news and social affairs. Working primarily for the paper’s City Weekend edition, she writes features and news stories on diverse topics including human rights, culture and the environment. Originally from Hong Kong, she joined SCMP in 2015 after graduating with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English. Prior to joining SCMP, Jessie helped edit San Quentin News, an inmate-produced newspaper at San Quentin State Prison, served as news editor for UC Berkeley’s independent student newspaper and reported as a political intern for Capitol Weekly. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @_laujessie or visit her website at www.laujessie.com.
Jessie Lau
Jessie Lau is a journalist with the South China Morning Post covering Hong Kong news and social affairs. Working primarily for the paper’s City Weekend edition, she writes features and news stories on diverse topics including human rights, culture and the environment. Originally from Hong Kong, she joined SCMP in 2015 after graduating with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English. Prior to joining SCMP, Jessie helped edit San Quentin News, an inmate-produced newspaper at San Quentin State Prison, served as news editor for UC Berkeley’s independent student newspaper and reported as a political intern for Capitol Weekly. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @_laujessie or visit her website at www.laujessie.com.

Latest from Jessie Lau

Hong Kong people’s champion still fighting poverty with a passion
One for the books: entrepreneur wants every Hong Kong child to know the joy of reading
Why impoverished young Hongkongers are deprived of more than food
Why Hong Kong needs to do more for breastfeeding mothers
Hong Kong-based chief executive has tomorrow on his mind
Is Hong Kong losing the fight against domestic violence?
Time for Hong Kong to think out of the box to solve its liveability crisis
‘Growing numbers’ of Hong Kong high school students applying for US universities – and paying thousands for ‘college prep’ tutoring
Cheryl Tan on her novel Sarong Party Girls, Singlish and young women in Asia

Writer hopes her book will dispel one-dimensional view of Singaporeans as boring, and brushes off Singapore Writer’s Festival organisers’ decision not to invite her

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Writer hopes her book will dispel one-dimensional view of Singaporeans as boring, and brushes off Singapore Writer’s Festival organisers’ decision not to invite her

Cheryl Tan on her novel Sarong Party Girls, Singlish and young women in Asia
How a British man broke into Hong Kong’s martial arts film industry
It wasn’t always ‘us versus them’: a look back at Hongkongers’ attitudes towards mainland immigrants
North Korean defector says Park Geun-hye scandal could help Pyongyang
Hong Kong’s transgender community still faces an uphill battle against discrimination
Want a career in the arts? Lindsey McAlister from Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation offers advice
The fight to lift the barrier to same-sex equality in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s data privacy pioneer lowers his guard
How many earths do we need, if the rest of the world consumed as much as Hong Kong?
How a ‘green living’ Hong Kong family survives on HK$8,000 monthly
Young Japanese show increasing interest in setting up businesses in Hong Kong, country’s consul general says
How a bipolar sufferer came down to earth after a flight of fantasy
More Hongkongers fall within the cracks of the official poverty line, social workers charge
Will Hong Kong’s street hawkers be saved by government licences or see their trades die?
Hong Kong woman begs for a liver donor to save husband who is days away from death
Hong Kong’s family firms struggle to merge tradition with young ambition
Hong Kong homeless raise awareness of their plight by snapping photos of daily life
Japan’s first lady Akie Abe praises strong relationship with Hong Kong
Rooftop slums are a stark reminder of Hong Kong’s social and housing problems
Why Hong Kong’s local cuisine has evolved to become a symbol of the city’s identity

As the city struggles with an identity crisis, those restaurants still serving dishes that defined a generation are finding it pays to remain true when cooking up the old family favourites.

1 Oct 2016 - 11:56AM

As the city struggles with an identity crisis, those restaurants still serving dishes that defined a generation are finding it pays to remain true when cooking up the old family favourites.

Why Hong Kong’s local cuisine has evolved to become a symbol of the city’s identity
How one breast cancer survivor turned despair into determination to help other Hong Kong women
Ripe for change? Vibrant Hong Kong fruit market faces growing challenges after 103 years

From 2014 to 2015, the Yau Ma Tei market supplied 47 per cent of Hong Kong’s fruit. But can it survive?

1 Oct 2016 - 9:22AM

From 2014 to 2015, the Yau Ma Tei market supplied 47 per cent of Hong Kong’s fruit. But can it survive?

Ripe for change? Vibrant Hong Kong fruit market faces growing challenges after 103 years