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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China sends in military doctors to help Wuhan hospitals fight coronavirus outbreak

Central military command orders PLA medical personnel based in the city to help civilian doctors and nurses.

26 Jan 2020 - 4:04PM

Central military command orders PLA medical personnel based in the city to help civilian doctors and nurses.

China sends in military doctors to help Wuhan hospitals fight coronavirus outbreak
Wuhan coronavirus confirmed in 29 of China’s 31 provinces

The deaths include the first reported outside the epicentre around Wuhan, while the number of infected doctors and nurses is higher than reported, sources say.

26 Jan 2020 - 4:05PM

The deaths include the first reported outside the epicentre around Wuhan, while the number of infected doctors and nurses is higher than reported, sources say.

Wuhan coronavirus confirmed in 29 of China’s 31 provinces
China coronavirus: rush is on in Wuhan to build treatment centre for up to 1,000 patients

Workers paid three times their usual wage to get emergency facility built within six days.

26 Jan 2020 - 4:07PM

Workers paid three times their usual wage to get emergency facility built within six days.

China coronavirus: rush is on in Wuhan to build treatment centre for up to 1,000 patients
Scientists debate whether Wuhan coronavirus came from bats or snakes amid joint US-China effort to develop vaccine

Experts from three American institutes are working with a team from Fudan University in Shanghai to develop a vaccine.

24 Jan 2020 - 7:42PM

Experts from three American institutes are working with a team from Fudan University in Shanghai to develop a vaccine.

Scientists debate whether Wuhan coronavirus came from bats or snakes amid joint US-China effort to develop vaccine
Wuhan virus killing mostly the elderly, those with previous health problems

Almost half the fatalities were 80 years or older, all of them from Hubei province.

23 Jan 2020 - 11:39PM

Almost half the fatalities were 80 years or older, all of them from Hubei province.

Wuhan virus killing mostly the elderly, those with previous health problems
Tracking Wuhan virus a ‘jigsaw puzzle’ as China cracks down with quarantine powers

Prevention and control in hospitals is key to controlling outbreak, disease specialist says.

23 Jan 2020 - 7:25AM

Prevention and control in hospitals is key to controlling outbreak, disease specialist says.

Tracking Wuhan virus a ‘jigsaw puzzle’ as China cracks down with quarantine powers
China virus death toll rises to 6 as city at epicentre steps up controls

Quarantine the most effective way to stop further spread of coronavirus, Sars expert says.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Quarantine the most effective way to stop further spread of coronavirus, Sars expert says.

China virus death toll rises to 6 as city at epicentre steps up controls
How political tensions between Taiwan and mainland China could hamper efforts to fight Wuhan virus

The self-governed island has recorded its first case of the coronavirus but its exclusion from the World Health Organisation risks hampering efforts to stop its spread.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

The self-governed island has recorded its first case of the coronavirus but its exclusion from the World Health Organisation risks hampering efforts to stop its spread.

How political tensions between Taiwan and mainland China could hamper efforts to fight Wuhan virus
Chinese #MeToo activist Sophia Huang Xueqin freed from detention, lawyers and sources say

Author of landmark workplace harassment survey was arrested three months ago for ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’. She is ‘healthy and still in good spirits’ while ‘under heavy surveillance’, a source tells the Post.

18 Jan 2020 - 10:33PM

Author of landmark workplace harassment survey was arrested three months ago for ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’. She is ‘healthy and still in good spirits’ while ‘under heavy surveillance’, a source tells the Post.

Chinese #MeToo activist Sophia Huang Xueqin freed from detention, lawyers and sources say
Chinese socialist icon and tractor-driving pioneer Liang Jun dies, aged 89

Liang Jun was the only woman in her class of learner drivers in northeastern China in 1948 but in just over a decade was a national ‘model worker’

17 Jan 2020 - 3:46PM

Liang Jun was the only woman in her class of learner drivers in northeastern China in 1948 but in just over a decade was a national ‘model worker’

Chinese socialist icon and tractor-driving pioneer Liang Jun dies, aged 89
Blast rips through chemical plant in southern China

Hundreds of firefighters, 40 trucks tackle blaze at Zhuhai factory found to have 15 potential safety hazards during inspection last summer.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:23PM

Hundreds of firefighters, 40 trucks tackle blaze at Zhuhai factory found to have 15 potential safety hazards during inspection last summer.

Blast rips through chemical plant in southern China
Chinese woman’s song urging son to find Lunar New Year love becomes viral hit

Video watched 6 million times after blogger from Sichuan puts his mother’s message online.

15 Jan 2020 - 5:22PM

Video watched 6 million times after blogger from Sichuan puts his mother’s message online.

Chinese woman’s song urging son to find Lunar New Year love becomes viral hit
Chinese blogger fans flames of controversy by blaming ‘lazy and unpatriotic’ Australians for bush fires

Post contrasting China’s handling of the 1987 Daxinganling wildfire with the current situation in Australia prompts vigorous debate.

14 Jan 2020 - 12:45PM

Post contrasting China’s handling of the 1987 Daxinganling wildfire with the current situation in Australia prompts vigorous debate.

Chinese blogger fans flames of controversy by blaming ‘lazy and unpatriotic’ Australians for bush fires
China’s Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts under fire over homophobic textbook

Health education text refers to homosexuality as ‘sexual perversion’ and gives suggestions to ‘cure’ it, according to photos posted on social media.

10 Jan 2020 - 5:06PM

Health education text refers to homosexuality as ‘sexual perversion’ and gives suggestions to ‘cure’ it, according to photos posted on social media.

China’s Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts under fire over homophobic textbook
Does China’s response to LGBT couple in Tmall advert signal acceptance?

Clip shows a gay couple going home to their families for Lunar New Year, in a rare example of LGBT representation in Chinese media.

14 Jan 2020 - 12:43PM

Clip shows a gay couple going home to their families for Lunar New Year, in a rare example of LGBT representation in Chinese media.

Does China’s response to LGBT couple in Tmall advert signal acceptance?
Chinese rail network predicts 440 million journeys over Lunar New Year period

China State Railway Group expects people to make 11 million train trips each day during the five-week Spring Festival, which sees the world’s biggest movement of people.

7 Jan 2020 - 11:24PM

China State Railway Group expects people to make 11 million train trips each day during the five-week Spring Festival, which sees the world’s biggest movement of people.

Chinese rail network predicts 440 million journeys over Lunar New Year period
China pneumonia outbreak raises spectre of Sars as number infected jumps to 44

A further 121 people in Wuhan are under medical observation, while experts say the virus could be a new strain.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

A further 121 people in Wuhan are under medical observation, while experts say the virus could be a new strain.

China pneumonia outbreak raises spectre of Sars as number infected jumps to 44
Beijing, home of Peking opera, wants to be an ‘international music capital’ by 2025

Municipal government unveils plan to expand music and creative industries to the tune of US$17 billion.

2 Jan 2020 - 4:03PM

Municipal government unveils plan to expand music and creative industries to the tune of US$17 billion.

Beijing, home of Peking opera, wants to be an ‘international music capital’ by 2025
Taiwan’s KMT opposition accuses President Tsai Ing-wen of ‘paying lip service’ to Hong Kong over failure to pass refugee law

Party says failure to do more to help those fleeing the city shows she is ‘lying’ about her support for the pro-democracy movement.

10 Dec 2019 - 12:16AM

Party says failure to do more to help those fleeing the city shows she is ‘lying’ about her support for the pro-democracy movement.

Taiwan’s KMT opposition accuses President Tsai Ing-wen of ‘paying lip service’ to Hong Kong over failure to pass refugee law
Chinese pilot turns plane round on runway to let bereaved couple leave flight

Couple received bad news as the plane was taxiing but returned to departure gate so they could get off.

10 Dec 2019 - 12:04PM

Couple received bad news as the plane was taxiing but returned to departure gate so they could get off.

Chinese pilot turns plane round on runway to let bereaved couple leave flight
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