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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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
Hard work got me into Stanford University, says Chinese student in viral video after parents paid US$6.5 million to get her accepted

‘The admissions officers basically do not know who you are’, Zhao Yusi says in a 2017 video in which she also admits her ‘natural IQ isn’t particularly high’.

4 May 2019 - 12:23PM

‘The admissions officers basically do not know who you are’, Zhao Yusi says in a 2017 video in which she also admits her ‘natural IQ isn’t particularly high’.

Hard work got me into Stanford University, says Chinese student in viral video after parents paid US$6.5 million to get her accepted
Foreigners’ swim at Chinese ecology park causes ripple of protest online

Bathers apparently refused to get out of lake at Nanhai Bay Forest Ecological Park despite repeated requests from workers.

3 May 2019 - 10:36AM

Bathers apparently refused to get out of lake at Nanhai Bay Forest Ecological Park despite repeated requests from workers.

Foreigners’ swim at Chinese ecology park causes ripple of protest online
China’s roads jammed as millions take Labour Day holiday

Major highways gridlocked for hours and ticket-holding passengers turned away from chaotic railway stations.

2 May 2019 - 4:48PM

Major highways gridlocked for hours and ticket-holding passengers turned away from chaotic railway stations.

China’s roads jammed as millions take Labour Day holiday
Human Rights Watch decodes surveillance app used to classify people in China’s Xinjiang region

Program analyses personal data collected by officials and decides if an individual should be put under closer observation.

2 May 2019 - 9:40PM

Program analyses personal data collected by officials and decides if an individual should be put under closer observation.

Human Rights Watch decodes surveillance app used to classify people in China’s Xinjiang region
China on the move: 160 million expected to make domestic trips over longer Labour Day break

Shanghai, Beijing among most popular destinations on Chinese mainland, with Thailand, Japan, Singapore appealing to those seeking an overseas trip.

26 Apr 2019 - 9:54PM

Shanghai, Beijing among most popular destinations on Chinese mainland, with Thailand, Japan, Singapore appealing to those seeking an overseas trip.

China on the move: 160 million expected to make domestic trips over longer Labour Day break
Not lovin’ it: Chinese girl has nightmares after eating McDonald’s chicken wings with feathers still on

Woman from Beijing says her daughter ate three of the snacks before noticing the extra topping.

17 May 2019 - 10:31AM

Woman from Beijing says her daughter ate three of the snacks before noticing the extra topping.

Not lovin’ it: Chinese girl has nightmares after eating McDonald’s chicken wings with feathers still on
Chinese man sues supermarket that short-changed him out of 0.6 US cents

Retailer Yonghui apologises for ‘not respecting consumer’s rights’, pays back missing money.

24 Apr 2019 - 2:56PM

Retailer Yonghui apologises for ‘not respecting consumer’s rights’, pays back missing money.

Chinese man sues supermarket that short-changed him out of 0.6 US cents
Justice after two decades as killer convicted over double murder in China

Police trace bloody palm print left at crime scene in 1998 to man responsible for death of woman and her young daughter.

23 Apr 2019 - 4:59PM

Police trace bloody palm print left at crime scene in 1998 to man responsible for death of woman and her young daughter.

Justice after two decades as killer convicted over double murder in China
Chinese runners accused of faking finishing time records to qualify for place in Boston Marathon

Insider claims one in 10 Chinese competitors should not have been in race because they lied about their past results, while investigators find times from runners who went to US are sharply at odds with claims they made to qualify.

17 Apr 2019 - 9:00PM

Insider claims one in 10 Chinese competitors should not have been in race because they lied about their past results, while investigators find times from runners who went to US are sharply at odds with claims they made to qualify.

Chinese runners accused of faking finishing time records to qualify for place in Boston Marathon
Chinese internet users cry foul after Italy labels preserved eggs inedible

‘Foreigners are clueless when it comes to food’, wrote one person on Chinese social media, in response to the news that Italian authorities had confiscated 800 preserved eggs.

17 Apr 2019 - 11:47PM

‘Foreigners are clueless when it comes to food’, wrote one person on Chinese social media, in response to the news that Italian authorities had confiscated 800 preserved eggs.

Chinese internet users cry foul after Italy labels preserved eggs inedible
Chinese woman detained after another ‘lucky coin toss’ at aircraft engine

Flight disrupted as staff scramble to find coins thrown by boarding passenger.

17 Apr 2019 - 4:57AM

Flight disrupted as staff scramble to find coins thrown by boarding passenger.

Chinese woman detained after another ‘lucky coin toss’ at aircraft engine
Small victory for China’s online lesbian community as censored forum is restored, but another remains blocked

Social media ban on same-sex discussion forum reversed after weekend of protest.

17 Apr 2019 - 12:01AM

Social media ban on same-sex discussion forum reversed after weekend of protest.

Small victory for China’s online lesbian community as censored forum is restored, but another remains blocked
Chinese customs officers seize more than 7 tonnes of ivory in record haul

Twenty-six suspected members of international trafficking ring arrested in coordinated operation across six provinces.

15 Apr 2019 - 10:47PM

Twenty-six suspected members of international trafficking ring arrested in coordinated operation across six provinces.

Chinese customs officers seize more than 7 tonnes of ivory in record haul
Alibaba founder Jack Ma says companies forcing staff to work overtime are ‘foolish’

Billionaire makes remarks in social media post after earlier comments that long hours could be a ‘huge blessing’ for young workers.

16 Apr 2019 - 12:27PM

Billionaire makes remarks in social media post after earlier comments that long hours could be a ‘huge blessing’ for young workers.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma says companies forcing staff to work overtime are ‘foolish’
Chinese internet users find new way to lose weight fast

Online entrepreneurs offer second-hand taste of favourite food and drink for a small fee.

13 Apr 2019 - 12:04PM

Online entrepreneurs offer second-hand taste of favourite food and drink for a small fee.

Chinese internet users find new way to lose weight fast
Chinese man arrested for attacking his four children with knife then slashing himself

Police in Fujian province investigate assault on two boys and two girls; the sons were treated for neck injuries that were more than 13cm long.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:06PM

Police in Fujian province investigate assault on two boys and two girls; the sons were treated for neck injuries that were more than 13cm long.

Chinese man arrested for attacking his four children with knife then slashing himself
Chinese man jailed for making ‘gun’ toilet handles will face retrial

Facts were unclear and evidence insufficient in the original judgment last September, court rules, as defence challenges method used by police to identify the handles as guns.

13 Apr 2019 - 5:59PM

Facts were unclear and evidence insufficient in the original judgment last September, court rules, as defence challenges method used by police to identify the handles as guns.

Chinese man jailed for making ‘gun’ toilet handles will face retrial
Six people killed by fires as Ching Ming Festival sees spike in burnt offerings at family tombs

Emergency services record over 3,000 fires across the country over holiday weekend, but number of deaths falls compared with previous year.

9 Apr 2019 - 12:54PM

Emergency services record over 3,000 fires across the country over holiday weekend, but number of deaths falls compared with previous year.

Six people killed by fires as Ching Ming Festival sees spike in burnt offerings at family tombs
Deadly forest blaze in China sparks debate over numbers and training of firefighters

After 30 first responders died tackling a remote fire in Sichuan, questions are being asked about whether more could have been done to save them.

7 Apr 2019 - 9:50PM

After 30 first responders died tackling a remote fire in Sichuan, questions are being asked about whether more could have been done to save them.

Deadly forest blaze in China sparks debate over numbers and training of firefighters
Chinese city shuts down chemical plant after explosion that killed 78 people

Authorities in Yancheng city act after country’s deadliest industrial accident in four years. Move comes as provincial government pledges to overhaul local industry.

5 Apr 2019 - 11:36PM

Authorities in Yancheng city act after country’s deadliest industrial accident in four years. Move comes as provincial government pledges to overhaul local industry.

Chinese city shuts down chemical plant after explosion that killed 78 people
China mourns Sichuan forest fire victims as details of their lives emerge

Newly wed fireman and two teenagers were among those killed fighting the blaze in a remote, mountainous region on Sunday.

3 Apr 2019 - 7:09PM

Newly wed fireman and two teenagers were among those killed fighting the blaze in a remote, mountainous region on Sunday.

China mourns Sichuan forest fire victims as details of their lives emerge
Beijing’s municipal government and three leading internet firms join forces to tackle robocalling phone nuisance

Baidu, Sogou and Qihoo 360 agree to join efforts to block telemarketing software ads – the agreement also involves measures to deal with calls at source and blacklist culprits.

2 Apr 2019 - 11:59PM

Baidu, Sogou and Qihoo 360 agree to join efforts to block telemarketing software ads – the agreement also involves measures to deal with calls at source and blacklist culprits.

Beijing’s municipal government and three leading internet firms join forces to tackle robocalling phone nuisance