Laurie Chen

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.
Laurie Chen
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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Mulan sparks different questions about Chinese identity in East and West

Is Disney’s portrayal of China’s classic tale of female heroism too Americanised or pandering to a mainland audience?

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Is Disney’s portrayal of China’s classic tale of female heroism too Americanised or pandering to a mainland audience?

Mulan sparks different questions about Chinese identity in East and West
Hong Kong pro-police rally attracts hundreds of thousands calling for force to be respected

Organisers put attendance at 316,000 while police say there were 103,000 at rally, the theme of which was ‘Safeguard Hong Kong’. Attendees call for rifts in society to be healed but many point finger at extradition bill protesters.

21 Jul 2019 - 1:06AM

Organisers put attendance at 316,000 while police say there were 103,000 at rally, the theme of which was ‘Safeguard Hong Kong’. Attendees call for rifts in society to be healed but many point finger at extradition bill protesters.

Hong Kong pro-police rally attracts hundreds of thousands calling for force to be respected
China’s deepfake celebrity porn culture stirs debate about artificial intelligence use

Newspaper’s investigation into fake pornography raises ethical questions about how the technology is used.

20 Jul 2019 - 1:25AM

Newspaper’s investigation into fake pornography raises ethical questions about how the technology is used.

China’s deepfake celebrity porn culture stirs debate about artificial intelligence use
Traditional Chinese medicine treatment blisters children

Seasonal cupping therapy leaves dozens of young patients with skin reactions, including blistered, peeling and weeping skin.

17 Jul 2019 - 10:46PM

Seasonal cupping therapy leaves dozens of young patients with skin reactions, including blistered, peeling and weeping skin.

Traditional Chinese medicine treatment blisters children
Asian movie fans rave on speculation Marvel will cast Chinese actor as superhero Shang-Chi for big screen

Industry reporter tweets that studio may hire star of Chinese heritage for big role, suggesting Marvel is eager to follow huge success of Black Panther movie and its African-American hero.

16 Jul 2019 - 12:04PM

Industry reporter tweets that studio may hire star of Chinese heritage for big role, suggesting Marvel is eager to follow huge success of Black Panther movie and its African-American hero.

Asian movie fans rave on speculation Marvel will cast Chinese actor as superhero Shang-Chi for big screen
China to conduct military exercises near Taiwan after US agrees US$2.2 billion arms deal

Announcement of ‘regular operations’ comes just days after Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen hosts reception for UN representatives in New York.

15 Jul 2019 - 6:18PM

Announcement of ‘regular operations’ comes just days after Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen hosts reception for UN representatives in New York.

China to conduct military exercises near Taiwan after US agrees US$2.2 billion arms deal
Another Canadian detained in China with reason and identity unknown

Canada’s foreign ministry did not provide further details or say whether the case was related to the detention of 19 people earlier in the week.

14 Jul 2019 - 11:29PM

Canada’s foreign ministry did not provide further details or say whether the case was related to the detention of 19 people earlier in the week.

Another Canadian detained in China with reason and identity unknown
Chinese rural doctors threaten mass resignations for being overworked and underpaid

Medics in Henan province complain they are getting ‘less and less money’ but face a heavy workload.

9 Jul 2019 - 7:37PM

Medics in Henan province complain they are getting ‘less and less money’ but face a heavy workload.

Chinese rural doctors threaten mass resignations for being overworked and underpaid
Wife’s bragging gets Chinese doctor suspended from duty

Gifts from patients, special treatment for family members and unnecessary tests documented on social media leads to investigation.

3 Jul 2019 - 10:17PM

Gifts from patients, special treatment for family members and unnecessary tests documented on social media leads to investigation.

Wife’s bragging gets Chinese doctor suspended from duty
Notorious internet celebrity Guo Meimei to be freed after serving jail term for illegal gambling

Socialite who flaunted flashy lifestyle online expected to be released later this month.

1 Jul 2019 - 8:17PM

Socialite who flaunted flashy lifestyle online expected to be released later this month.

Notorious internet celebrity Guo Meimei to be freed after serving jail term for illegal gambling
‘Young people don’t have it easy’: Chinese pensioner takes a stand for younger passengers

Subway passenger’s LED badge reading ‘no need to give me a seat’ makes him talk of the town.

1 Jul 2019 - 8:33PM

Subway passenger’s LED badge reading ‘no need to give me a seat’ makes him talk of the town.

‘Young people don’t have it easy’: Chinese pensioner takes a stand for younger passengers
From Africa and across Asia, students follow the belt and road map to an education at Chinese universities

With generous scholarships and living expenses funded by Beijing, overseas scholars are making the most of China’s largesse as it challenges the West for brightest and best.

16 Jun 2019 - 11:13PM

With generous scholarships and living expenses funded by Beijing, overseas scholars are making the most of China’s largesse as it challenges the West for brightest and best.

From Africa and across Asia, students follow the belt and road map to an education at Chinese universities
‘Chinese’ cyber spy ring accused of targeting key players in Belt and Road Initiative

Annual report by US security firm FireEye says the group has been collecting business intelligence focusing on sectors such as engineering, transport and defence.

14 Jun 2019 - 2:13AM

Annual report by US security firm FireEye says the group has been collecting business intelligence focusing on sectors such as engineering, transport and defence.

‘Chinese’ cyber spy ring accused of targeting key players in Belt and Road Initiative
Senior Chinese law researcher target of PhD plagiarism claims

News site says it has verified allegations that China Law Society figure copied sections of his dissertation from a series of academic journals.

11 Jun 2019 - 9:27PM

News site says it has verified allegations that China Law Society figure copied sections of his dissertation from a series of academic journals.

Senior Chinese law researcher target of PhD plagiarism claims
Round two: CGTN anchor Liu Xin and Fox’s Trish Regan prepare for next live TV debate

Chinese anchor says she will ‘next week’ propose a date to continue their discussion of the US-China trade war.

8 Jun 2019 - 11:22PM

Chinese anchor says she will ‘next week’ propose a date to continue their discussion of the US-China trade war.

Round two: CGTN anchor Liu Xin and Fox’s Trish Regan prepare for next live TV debate
Chinese gamers threaten keyboard maker Cherry with boycott after storm over giveaway aimed at ‘men only’

German company apologises and promises to investigate bad-tempered online exchanges with followers after promotion goes off the rails.

4 Jun 2019 - 10:49AM

German company apologises and promises to investigate bad-tempered online exchanges with followers after promotion goes off the rails.

Chinese gamers threaten keyboard maker Cherry with boycott after storm over giveaway aimed at ‘men only’
Rotten review of pomelo in China leads to nuisance calls and texts

Were buyer’s details leaked online? Police and e-commerce giant JD.com launch joint investigation.

30 May 2019 - 11:14PM

Were buyer’s details leaked online? Police and e-commerce giant JD.com launch joint investigation.

Rotten review of pomelo in China leads to nuisance calls and texts
Vatican’s Chinese Christian artworks go on display at Beijing’s Palace Museum

Gradual thaw in relations allows works from Holy See’s collection to feature in exhibition inside the Forbidden City.

28 May 2019 - 9:53PM

Gradual thaw in relations allows works from Holy See’s collection to feature in exhibition inside the Forbidden City.

Vatican’s Chinese Christian artworks go on display at Beijing’s Palace Museum
Baby rescued from flooded building as heavy rains hit southern China
Chinese Mercedes-Benz dealer in customer viral video protest fined US$145,000

Xian Lizhixing Automobile investigated by carmaker and Xian trade officials – the dealer was found to have misled customers about car financing options.

27 May 2019 - 11:28PM

Xian Lizhixing Automobile investigated by carmaker and Xian trade officials – the dealer was found to have misled customers about car financing options.

Chinese Mercedes-Benz dealer in customer viral video protest fined US$145,000
Just add H²0 to go? Chinese firm claims its hydrogen-powered car can travel 500km fuelled by water

Vehicle has yet to be seen in public but local media reports it made its maiden journey last week.

27 May 2019 - 5:06AM

Vehicle has yet to be seen in public but local media reports it made its maiden journey last week.

Just add H²0 to go? Chinese firm claims its hydrogen-powered car can travel 500km fuelled by water
Chinese boy, 18, told his adoptive father is prime suspect in real parents’ murder

Teenager was just a year old when he went missing in 2001 from property in which his parents were bludgeoned to death.

26 May 2019 - 11:15PM

Teenager was just a year old when he went missing in 2001 from property in which his parents were bludgeoned to death.

Chinese boy, 18, told his adoptive father is prime suspect in real parents’ murder
Medical costs force Chinese family to choose who gets treatment

Son and his wife struck down with carbon monoxide poisoning but soaring bills mean only one remains in hospital.

15 May 2019 - 9:37PM

Son and his wife struck down with carbon monoxide poisoning but soaring bills mean only one remains in hospital.

Medical costs force Chinese family to choose who gets treatment
Chinese school in trouble for trying to sell US$363 ‘student monitoring’ Huawei phones to parents

Education bureau says pitch using tech giant’s name broke ban on sales, while parents were told phone would allow them to filter pornographic and violent content and control pupils’ time online.

14 May 2019 - 7:08PM

Education bureau says pitch using tech giant’s name broke ban on sales, while parents were told phone would allow them to filter pornographic and violent content and control pupils’ time online.

Chinese school in trouble for trying to sell US$363 ‘student monitoring’ Huawei phones to parents
China’s transgender people being deprived of vital medical care, Amnesty International says

Stringent criteria for undergoing gender-affirming surgery ‘creates significant barriers’, report says.

11 May 2019 - 3:42AM

Stringent criteria for undergoing gender-affirming surgery ‘creates significant barriers’, report says.

China’s transgender people being deprived of vital medical care, Amnesty International says
Chinese pickup artist locked up for sinister lessons in manipulation

Police shut down website offering courses which included encouraging women to kill themselves, and referred to them as ‘pets’ and ‘prey’.

9 May 2019 - 10:11PM

Police shut down website offering courses which included encouraging women to kill themselves, and referred to them as ‘pets’ and ‘prey’.

Chinese pickup artist locked up for sinister lessons in manipulation
Chinese father takes daughter, 10, to top school’s open day despite her being on an IV drip

Passionate parent says he has had a dream for his daughter since she was very young and did not want her to miss out.

9 May 2019 - 10:51PM

Passionate parent says he has had a dream for his daughter since she was very young and did not want her to miss out.

Chinese father takes daughter, 10, to top school’s open day despite her being on an IV drip
Chinese miners convicted of embezzling US$63,511 in gold after employer suspected their good fortune

Company investigators said drillers were the first workers to extract gold from mines and it was rumours about their departure that raised suspicions.

8 May 2019 - 6:06PM

Company investigators said drillers were the first workers to extract gold from mines and it was rumours about their departure that raised suspicions.

Chinese miners convicted of embezzling US$63,511 in gold after employer suspected their good fortune
China roots out its ‘gaokao migrants’ as university entrance exam nears

Crackdown launched on students registering to take the exam in a different province to improve their prospects, sometimes by faking residency status, with competition being less fierce in sparsely populated regions.

8 May 2019 - 12:00PM

Crackdown launched on students registering to take the exam in a different province to improve their prospects, sometimes by faking residency status, with competition being less fierce in sparsely populated regions.

China roots out its ‘gaokao migrants’ as university entrance exam nears
Chinese street cleaner says unlicensed taxi drivers who throw cigarette ends cost him nearly half a day’s wages

Man says his pay packet takes a hit every time cabbies flick butts onto the street, but Zhengzhou city management says supervisors are too zealous with staff fines.

7 May 2019 - 5:36PM

Man says his pay packet takes a hit every time cabbies flick butts onto the street, but Zhengzhou city management says supervisors are too zealous with staff fines.

Chinese street cleaner says unlicensed taxi drivers who throw cigarette ends cost him nearly half a day’s wages