Laurie Chen

Hong Kong

Laurie Chen

Reporter, China

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.

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Chinese journalists at struggling media group ‘have not been paid all year’

Industry publication reports that 200 contractors at Jixi News Media Group have not received any wages for months.

5 Dec 2019 - 5:46PM

Industry publication reports that 200 contractors at Jixi News Media Group have not received any wages for months.

Chinese journalists at struggling media group ‘have not been paid all year’
Hundreds gather at Chater Garden to thank US President Donald Trump for signing Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

Rallyists wave American flags and carry messages criticising Communist Party of China as they march to US Consulate.

1 Dec 2019 - 5:31PM

Rallyists wave American flags and carry messages criticising Communist Party of China as they march to US Consulate.

Hundreds gather at Chater Garden to thank US President Donald Trump for signing Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
Hong Kong protests: put away the tear gas, police urged, as residents claim public health risk

About 200 people march in Central to air worries about long-term effects of substance, with more than 10,000 canisters fired so far. Police chief says his officers have no choice in the face of protesters’ violence.

1 Dec 2019 - 3:14PM

About 200 people march in Central to air worries about long-term effects of substance, with more than 10,000 canisters fired so far. Police chief says his officers have no choice in the face of protesters’ violence.

Hong Kong protests: put away the tear gas, police urged, as residents claim public health risk
Support for Hong Kong protests in China has consequences for some mainlanders

Huang and other mainland supporters of Hong Kong’s protest movement are finding there is a heavy price to pay for speaking out.

1 Dec 2019 - 12:29PM

Huang and other mainland supporters of Hong Kong’s protest movement are finding there is a heavy price to pay for speaking out.

Support for Hong Kong protests in China has consequences for some mainlanders
China open to closer relationship with Vatican, Beijing says after Pope Francis’ words of peace

‘We appreciate the goodwill and friendship expressed by the Pope,’ foreign ministry says.

29 Nov 2019 - 7:30AM

‘We appreciate the goodwill and friendship expressed by the Pope,’ foreign ministry says.

China open to closer relationship with Vatican, Beijing says after Pope Francis’ words of peace
Three detained in China accused of beating psychiatric patient to death

Woman’s son claims he has seen evidence doctors beat and kicked her multiple times while she was strapped to hospital bed.

26 Nov 2019 - 8:47PM

Woman’s son claims he has seen evidence doctors beat and kicked her multiple times while she was strapped to hospital bed.

Three detained in China accused of beating psychiatric patient to death
K-pop’s Super Junior Choi Siwon apologises for ‘liking’ Hong Kong protest tweet

Chinese fans accuse star of supporting independence for the city and call for him to leave one of South Korea’s original mega boy bands.

25 Nov 2019 - 8:44PM

Chinese fans accuse star of supporting independence for the city and call for him to leave one of South Korea’s original mega boy bands.

K-pop’s Super Junior Choi Siwon apologises for ‘liking’ Hong Kong protest tweet
Chinese state media slow to react to Hong Kong’s district council election upset

Xinhua waits hours to issue brief report while online commenter accuses city of resorting to extremes.

25 Nov 2019 - 7:00PM

Xinhua waits hours to issue brief report while online commenter accuses city of resorting to extremes.

Chinese state media slow to react to Hong Kong’s district council election upset
Wife of Hong Kong man set on fire after row with vandals tells Chinese state television of heartbreak at injuries

Lee Chi-cheung was left with serious injuries after confronting masked group who had vandalised a station in Ma On Shan in the New Territories last week.

21 Nov 2019 - 10:44AM

Lee Chi-cheung was left with serious injuries after confronting masked group who had vandalised a station in Ma On Shan in the New Territories last week.

Wife of Hong Kong man set on fire after row with vandals tells Chinese state television of heartbreak at injuries
Chinese law professor falls foul of online backlash over posts defending Hong Kong protesters

Academic from Nanchang Hankong University faces ‘serious punishment’ after screenshots of private WeChat discussion in which he appeared to challenge official narrative are leaked online.

15 Nov 2019 - 11:48AM

Academic from Nanchang Hankong University faces ‘serious punishment’ after screenshots of private WeChat discussion in which he appeared to challenge official narrative are leaked online.

Chinese law professor falls foul of online backlash over posts defending Hong Kong protesters
Two pneumonic plague cases confirmed in Chinese villagers

Inner Mongolian residents now being treated in Beijing hospital and public health authorities say risk of disease spreading is ‘extremely low’.

14 Nov 2019 - 11:47AM

Inner Mongolian residents now being treated in Beijing hospital and public health authorities say risk of disease spreading is ‘extremely low’.

Two pneumonic plague cases confirmed in Chinese villagers
Young voices in China’s environmental wilderness – and why they struggle to be heard

Greta Thunberg’s climate change rallying cry to students has echoed around the globe – except in the world’s second-biggest economy.

27 Nov 2019 - 1:22PM

Greta Thunberg’s climate change rallying cry to students has echoed around the globe – except in the world’s second-biggest economy.

Young voices in China’s environmental wilderness – and why they struggle to be heard
Global Times chief calls for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology boycott over attack on mainland student

Tabloid’s editor-in-chief calls for mainlanders to shun university unless it condemns attack that happened when rival group’s clashed during discussion on fellow student’s car park fall.

9 Nov 2019 - 4:36AM

Tabloid’s editor-in-chief calls for mainlanders to shun university unless it condemns attack that happened when rival group’s clashed during discussion on fellow student’s car park fall.

Global Times chief calls for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology boycott over attack on mainland student
French President Emmanuel Macron tells Chinese leader Xi Jinping talks are needed to calm Hong Kong situation

French leader calls for restraint and says he raised the topic ‘on several occasions’ during his visit.

6 Nov 2019 - 11:40PM

French leader calls for restraint and says he raised the topic ‘on several occasions’ during his visit.

French President Emmanuel Macron tells Chinese leader Xi Jinping talks are needed to calm Hong Kong situation
Pop star Joey Yung Cho-yee apologises for ‘supporting’ Hong Kong protests

Singer posted an image of herself wearing a face mask on Facebook, which mainland Chinese internet users deemed proof she backed anti-government rallies.

13 Nov 2019 - 11:03PM

Singer posted an image of herself wearing a face mask on Facebook, which mainland Chinese internet users deemed proof she backed anti-government rallies.

Pop star Joey Yung Cho-yee apologises for ‘supporting’ Hong Kong protests
China’s oldest new mother, 67, and her husband, 68, wait to hear if they’ll be fined for third child

Infant’s father says daughter was conceived naturally and could be the result of the couple’s good health and way of life.

5 Nov 2019 - 9:50PM

Infant’s father says daughter was conceived naturally and could be the result of the couple’s good health and way of life.

China’s oldest new mother, 67, and her husband, 68, wait to hear if they’ll be fined for third child
Chinese universities told to improve policies to tackle sexual harassment

Latest directive from education ministry follows series of allegations prompted by global #MeToo movement, but activists have previously complained of being silenced.

18 Nov 2019 - 9:29AM

Latest directive from education ministry follows series of allegations prompted by global #MeToo movement, but activists have previously complained of being silenced.

Chinese universities told to improve policies to tackle sexual harassment
Shanghai subway to trial augmented reality smart glasses to ease passenger flow during China International Import Expo

Beijing Metro plans to roll out facial recognition in its stations and police around the country are also testing the technology.

30 Oct 2019 - 2:13PM

Beijing Metro plans to roll out facial recognition in its stations and police around the country are also testing the technology.

Shanghai subway to trial augmented reality smart glasses to ease passenger flow during China International Import Expo
Hong Kong hit by violence and chaos as protests continue into 21st weekend

Once again violent mobs block roads, fight with police and hurl petrol bombs, vandalise shops, force the closure of MTR stations and disrupt train services.

28 Oct 2019 - 12:32PM

Once again violent mobs block roads, fight with police and hurl petrol bombs, vandalise shops, force the closure of MTR stations and disrupt train services.

Hong Kong hit by violence and chaos as protests continue into 21st weekend
‘Bigger incentives will mean bigger public buy-in’ for China’s social credit schemes

Rewards on offer in two non-punitive test schemes not enough to generate broad community interest, researcher says.

27 Oct 2019 - 11:20PM

Rewards on offer in two non-punitive test schemes not enough to generate broad community interest, researcher says.

‘Bigger incentives will mean bigger public buy-in’ for China’s social credit schemes
China’s largest utility plans a national power grid integrating Internet of Things technologies

State Grid, which provides about 90 per cent of China’s electricity, intends to use the technologies to advance construction of ‘smart cities’. The first phase of the project is slated for completion in 2021, with the second phase to be finished in 2024.

26 Oct 2019 - 10:24PM

State Grid, which provides about 90 per cent of China’s electricity, intends to use the technologies to advance construction of ‘smart cities’. The first phase of the project is slated for completion in 2021, with the second phase to be finished in 2024.

China’s largest utility plans a national power grid integrating Internet of Things technologies
Common ground on investment but still no hint of Brazil signing up for China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Brazilian president says two countries ‘born to walk together’ but offers no commitment to Beijing’s big infrastructure plan.

26 Oct 2019 - 3:26AM

Brazilian president says two countries ‘born to walk together’ but offers no commitment to Beijing’s big infrastructure plan.

Common ground on investment but still no hint of Brazil signing up for China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Phone blindness case prompts ‘eye stroke’ warning in China

Doctor says he sees about 20 people a month suffering from the condition, which can be caused by overuse of electronic devices.

24 Oct 2019 - 11:07PM

Doctor says he sees about 20 people a month suffering from the condition, which can be caused by overuse of electronic devices.

Phone blindness case prompts ‘eye stroke’ warning in China
Another ham-fisted pork theft as swine fever pushes up prices in China

Case in Foshan, Guangdong province, the latest in an outbreak of reports about people stealing the staple meat.

23 Oct 2019 - 8:15PM

Case in Foshan, Guangdong province, the latest in an outbreak of reports about people stealing the staple meat.

Another ham-fisted pork theft as swine fever pushes up prices in China
China dismisses reports of Carrie Lam replacement plans for Hong Kong

Foreign ministry slams ‘political rumour’ that interim appointment is under consideration for chief executive role.

23 Oct 2019 - 11:34PM

Foreign ministry slams ‘political rumour’ that interim appointment is under consideration for chief executive role.

China dismisses reports of Carrie Lam replacement plans for Hong Kong
Ovation for China’s Aids crisis hero Wang Shuping days before her final curtain

Whistle-blower doctor was at the world premiere in London of a play based on her story, one week before she died in the US.

18 Nov 2019 - 9:23AM

Whistle-blower doctor was at the world premiere in London of a play based on her story, one week before she died in the US.

Ovation for China’s Aids crisis hero Wang Shuping days before her final curtain
Elderly Hongkongers protest outside police headquarters in Wan Chai in support of alleged abuse victims

Dozens of older protesters – known as the silver-haired gang – gather in rain in Wan Chai to begin 48-hour sit-in to support young ‘front-liners’.

12 Oct 2019 - 8:39PM

Dozens of older protesters – known as the silver-haired gang – gather in rain in Wan Chai to begin 48-hour sit-in to support young ‘front-liners’.

Elderly Hongkongers protest outside police headquarters in Wan Chai in support of alleged abuse victims
Three dead in highway flyover collapse in eastern China

Initial investigation blames structure’s failure on overloaded freight trucks.

11 Oct 2019 - 11:02PM

Initial investigation blames structure’s failure on overloaded freight trucks.

Three dead in highway flyover collapse in eastern China
Apple’s China App Store pulls US news app that covered Hong Kong protests

CEO of US media firm Quartz says company is being targeted for reporting on dispute and providing information on how to bypass China’s Great Firewall.

10 Oct 2019 - 7:00PM

CEO of US media firm Quartz says company is being targeted for reporting on dispute and providing information on how to bypass China’s Great Firewall.

Apple’s China App Store pulls US news app that covered Hong Kong protests
NBA in damage-control mode as more Chinese partners cut ties in Hong Kong protest tweet storm

Adam Silver to meet Chinese stakeholders after social media post by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey prompts uproar in China.

9 Oct 2019 - 11:46PM

Adam Silver to meet Chinese stakeholders after social media post by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey prompts uproar in China.

NBA in damage-control mode as more Chinese partners cut ties in Hong Kong protest tweet storm