Laura Ma

New York

Laura Ma

Social Media Producer

Laura Ma is the Post's social media producer in New York. Previously, she was one of the Post's homepage editors and a digital producer in Hong Kong. She has also worked for CNN, and the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia.

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He protested in Hong Kong. Now he is rallying for Black Lives Matter in New York

As anger over police brutality and racism spread worldwide, some are comparing the US protests sparked by George Floyd’s death to anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong.

As anger over police brutality and racism spread worldwide, some are comparing the US protests sparked by George Floyd’s death to anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong.

25 Jun 2020 - 9:04AM
Overseas Chinese students: how the coronavirus outbreak might change China in the long term

Three Chinese students studying in the US sat down to discuss what it’s like to watch the coronavirus outbreak in China from afar. Zeyi Yang, 23, from Wuhan, Elaine Chen, 24, from Hangzhou and 25-year-old Xiao Yang, from Chengdu, are master’s students at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. They told the South China Morning Post how the epidemic has affected them and how they think it might change their country. 

Three Chinese students studying in the US sat down to discuss what it’s like to watch the coronavirus outbreak in China from afar. Zeyi Yang, 23, from Wuhan, Elaine Chen, 24, from Hangzhou and 25-year-old Xiao Yang, from Chengdu, are master’s students at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. They told the South China Morning Post how the epidemic has affected them and how they think it might change their country. 

22 Feb 2020 - 6:18AM
New York mourns coronavirus whistle-blower doctor Li Wenliang

Hundreds of people in New York commemorated Dr Li Wenliang, the coronavirus whistle-blower who died from the disease last week, in a tribute at Central Park on February 9. Li was detained and silenced by Chinese authorities after he warned fellow medics about the outbreak in late December. His death has sparked public anger and united many in China to call for freedom of speech.

Hundreds of people in New York commemorated Dr Li Wenliang, the coronavirus whistle-blower who died from the disease last week, in a tribute at Central Park on February 9. Li was detained and silenced by Chinese authorities after he warned fellow medics about the outbreak in late December. His death has sparked public anger and united many in China to call for freedom of speech.

10 Feb 2020 - 9:21AM
Overseas students in the US debate on Hong Kong protests

It’s been six months since protests erupted in Hong Kong in June. Four international students studying in New York, from Hong Kong and mainland China, spoke to South China Morning Post about their thoughts on the ongoing civil unrest. To protect their privacy, all names are pseudonyms at the interviewees’ requests. 

It’s been six months since protests erupted in Hong Kong in June. Four international students studying in New York, from Hong Kong and mainland China, spoke to South China Morning Post about their thoughts on the ongoing civil unrest. To protect their privacy, all names are pseudonyms at the interviewees’ requests. 

16 Mar 2022 - 5:39AM
Best Chinese food in New York: Flushing Chinatown’s ‘three essentials’

The neighbourhood of Flushing in New York City is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing Chinatowns. The first wave of Asian immigrants to the area in the 1970s brought a plethora of regional cuisines to the area. Over the past decade, an influx of people from mainland China has turned the dynamic district into a mega food destination distinct from New York’s downtown Chinatown. Food blogger Shali Wan from EATNYC on China’s social media platform WeChat, introduces South China Morning Post’s Laura Ma to Flushing’s “three essentials”.

The neighbourhood of Flushing in New York City is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing Chinatowns. The first wave of Asian immigrants to the area in the 1970s brought a plethora of regional cuisines to the area. Over the past decade, an influx of people from mainland China has turned the dynamic district into a mega food destination distinct from New York’s downtown Chinatown. Food blogger Shali Wan from EATNYC on China’s social media platform WeChat, introduces South China Morning Post’s Laura Ma to Flushing’s “three essentials”.

16 Mar 2022 - 5:39AM
Brian Leung Kai-ping: the Legco protester unmasked

In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Brian Leung Kai-ping, one of the demonstrators who stormed Hong Kong’s legislature in July 2019, talked about why he stepped up to be the face of the protest and how he felt justified and at peace about the use of force. 

In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Brian Leung Kai-ping, one of the demonstrators who stormed Hong Kong’s legislature in July 2019, talked about why he stepped up to be the face of the protest and how he felt justified and at peace about the use of force. 

20 Sep 2019 - 10:10PM
Hong Kong protests go global as marchers take to streets in US, Europe and Australia in show of solidarity

Demonstrations draw hundreds in New York and Washington as Hongkongers abroad show their support, in display that Chief Executive Carrie Lam has failed to appease the public at home or abroad.

Demonstrations draw hundreds in New York and Washington as Hongkongers abroad show their support, in display that Chief Executive Carrie Lam has failed to appease the public at home or abroad.

18 Jun 2019 - 5:09AM
Overseas Hongkongers demand withdrawal of extradition bill

Hundreds of protesters rallied in New York to support the millions of people who marched through the streets to demand a full withdrawal of the extradition bill. Frances Hui, a student from Hong Kong who’s now studying in the US, told the Post why Hongkongers overseas feel the urge to unite in support of their home city.

Hundreds of protesters rallied in New York to support the millions of people who marched through the streets to demand a full withdrawal of the extradition bill. Frances Hui, a student from Hong Kong who’s now studying in the US, told the Post why Hongkongers overseas feel the urge to unite in support of their home city.

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Telefishion and the ATV broadcasts that made history for all the wrong reasons

The good, the bad, and the so-bad-it’s-hilarious of Hong Kong’s oldest television station, which goes off air today.

The good, the bad, and the so-bad-it’s-hilarious of Hong Kong’s oldest television station, which goes off air today.

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