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.

Latest from Laurie Chen

Chinese city offers 400 teachers US$39,500 a year in bid to attract best graduates

As well as earning three times the industry average, successful candidates are promised 165 days’ leave.

20 Sep 2019 - 5:36PM

As well as earning three times the industry average, successful candidates are promised 165 days’ leave.

Chinese city offers 400 teachers US$39,500 a year in bid to attract best graduates
Traffic police in China are using drones to give orders from above

Video footage shared on social media shows scooter rider in Fujian province being addressed as a ‘handsome young lad’ and told to put on his helmet, which he does.

6 Sep 2019 - 10:51PM

Video footage shared on social media shows scooter rider in Fujian province being addressed as a ‘handsome young lad’ and told to put on his helmet, which he does.

Traffic police in China are using drones to give orders from above
China opts for low-key coverage of Hong Kong extradition bill withdrawal

Comments and hashtags disappear as the authorities muffle backlash after weeks of rhetoric. One analyst says that Beijing is worried about mainland citizens believing that protests can achieve results.

6 Sep 2019 - 6:09AM

Comments and hashtags disappear as the authorities muffle backlash after weeks of rhetoric. One analyst says that Beijing is worried about mainland citizens believing that protests can achieve results.

China opts for low-key coverage of Hong Kong extradition bill withdrawal
Chinese police detain 100 over US$7 million ‘fortune-telling’ scam

Chinese police round up suspects after internet users complain of being duped into making donations to support non-existent temples.

4 Sep 2019 - 6:27PM

Chinese police round up suspects after internet users complain of being duped into making donations to support non-existent temples.

Chinese police detain 100 over US$7 million ‘fortune-telling’ scam
The emergence and evolution of China’s internet warriors going to battle over Hong Kong protests

How young mainland Chinese are leaping the Great Firewall to get their patriotic messages across as protests rock Hong Kong.

4 Sep 2019 - 9:59AM

How young mainland Chinese are leaping the Great Firewall to get their patriotic messages across as protests rock Hong Kong.

The emergence and evolution of China’s internet warriors going to battle over Hong Kong protests
AI may help speed up drugs development and could have ‘immense’ impact in China, study finds

Artificial intelligence took three weeks to identify six substances that block an enzyme responsible for fibrosis and other illnesses, according to paper.

3 Sep 2019 - 9:00PM

Artificial intelligence took three weeks to identify six substances that block an enzyme responsible for fibrosis and other illnesses, according to paper.

AI may help speed up drugs development and could have ‘immense’ impact in China, study finds
Police hunt for motorist after attack on child in China

Scooter driver floors boy with a kick after passenger is struck by ball

3 Sep 2019 - 11:17PM

Scooter driver floors boy with a kick after passenger is struck by ball

Police hunt for motorist after attack on child in China
Stars, luxury brands and China’s perilous patriotic tightrope

A few words on a T-shirt or misjudged meme in heightened political times can be enough to stir up the outrage of internet users and attract unwanted official attention.

3 Sep 2019 - 1:55PM

A few words on a T-shirt or misjudged meme in heightened political times can be enough to stir up the outrage of internet users and attract unwanted official attention.

Stars, luxury brands and China’s perilous patriotic tightrope
First flats collapse, now warehouse wobble sends people fleeing in southern China

Commercial building is in same Shenzhen street as residential block weakened by soil erosion; local authority sends structural engineers to inspect site.

30 Aug 2019 - 3:41PM

Commercial building is in same Shenzhen street as residential block weakened by soil erosion; local authority sends structural engineers to inspect site.

First flats collapse, now warehouse wobble sends people fleeing in southern China
Chinese human rights lawyer ‘safe’ after return from Hong Kong protests trip

Chen Qiushi says he is safe despite his trip to the city being cut short and social media posts being deleted after he observed rallies and uploaded videos.

22 Aug 2019 - 10:30PM

Chen Qiushi says he is safe despite his trip to the city being cut short and social media posts being deleted after he observed rallies and uploaded videos.

Chinese human rights lawyer ‘safe’ after return from Hong Kong protests trip
Twitter, Facebook move on Chinese accounts ‘part of much larger conversation on disinformation’

Social media giants have been under pressure to stop proliferation of fake news and misinformation since US claims of Russian interference in 2016 presidential election.

21 Aug 2019 - 5:25AM

Social media giants have been under pressure to stop proliferation of fake news and misinformation since US claims of Russian interference in 2016 presidential election.

Twitter, Facebook move on Chinese accounts ‘part of much larger conversation on disinformation’
Hong Kong protests become flashpoint in information war between China and US

Twitter and Facebook suspend accounts on their platforms they allege are part of state-backed disinformation campaign on events in the city.

21 Aug 2019 - 5:11AM

Twitter and Facebook suspend accounts on their platforms they allege are part of state-backed disinformation campaign on events in the city.

Hong Kong protests become flashpoint in information war between China and US
Chinese state broadcaster uses Holocaust poem to liken Hong Kong protesters to Nazis

CCTV tweets adapted version of ‘First They Came …’ claiming demonstrators ‘trampled freedom of the press’ and ‘seized and tortured the drivers’.

19 Aug 2019 - 7:09PM

CCTV tweets adapted version of ‘First They Came …’ claiming demonstrators ‘trampled freedom of the press’ and ‘seized and tortured the drivers’.

Chinese state broadcaster uses Holocaust poem to liken Hong Kong protesters to Nazis
Chinese documentary director Zhu Yu defies Beijing’s boycott of Taiwan’s Golden Horse awards

Filmmaker decides to keep production in contention after praying to a Taoist sage and doesn’t fear any backlash, promoter says.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:21PM

Filmmaker decides to keep production in contention after praying to a Taoist sage and doesn’t fear any backlash, promoter says.

Chinese documentary director Zhu Yu defies Beijing’s boycott of Taiwan’s Golden Horse awards
Hong Kong pro-democracy protest message sparks online storm in a Starbucks coffee cup

American chain’s China operation flooded with complaints after barista serves slogan on mainlander’s order in troubled city.

13 Aug 2019 - 9:35PM

American chain’s China operation flooded with complaints after barista serves slogan on mainlander’s order in troubled city.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protest message sparks online storm in a Starbucks coffee cup
Hong Kong malls in the middle between mainland outrage and local fears

Violent scenes in shopping centres have led to bans on riot police entering, to the fury of online mainlanders.

13 Aug 2019 - 10:47PM

Violent scenes in shopping centres have led to bans on riot police entering, to the fury of online mainlanders.

Hong Kong malls in the middle between mainland outrage and local fears
Sexual harassment at China’s elite Nanjing University in survey spotlight

Three-quarters of respondents aware of on-campus incidents and 23 per cent who experienced abuse claim teachers were perpetrators.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:00PM

Three-quarters of respondents aware of on-campus incidents and 23 per cent who experienced abuse claim teachers were perpetrators.

Sexual harassment at China’s elite Nanjing University in survey spotlight
Hong Kong policeman filmed aiming gun at protesters hailed as a hero by Chinese state media

The officer’s actions last month were widely criticised, but as mainland outlets ramp up their rhetoric against the protests he has been singled out for praise

8 Aug 2019 - 6:56PM

The officer’s actions last month were widely criticised, but as mainland outlets ramp up their rhetoric against the protests he has been singled out for praise

Hong Kong policeman filmed aiming gun at protesters hailed as a hero by Chinese state media
Taiwan bubble tea chains face backlash in mainland China after Hong Kong franchises ‘express support for protesters’

Angry social media users call for boycott of Yifang Fruit Tea and CoCo after franchises urged Hongkongers to ‘add oil’ amid wave of protests.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:28AM

Angry social media users call for boycott of Yifang Fruit Tea and CoCo after franchises urged Hongkongers to ‘add oil’ amid wave of protests.

Taiwan bubble tea chains face backlash in mainland China after Hong Kong franchises ‘express support for protesters’
China troll army’s battle expeditions leap Great Firewall to target Hong Kong anti-government protests

Secretive Chinese nationalist group targets Hong Kong protesters and supporters on social media platforms banned on mainland.

8 Aug 2019 - 8:36AM

Secretive Chinese nationalist group targets Hong Kong protesters and supporters on social media platforms banned on mainland.

China troll army’s battle expeditions leap Great Firewall to target Hong Kong anti-government protests
Hundreds attack Hong Kong police station after Tseung Kwan O march turns ugly, with police warning they will disperse protesters

Event follows night of chaos in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wong Tai Sin.

4 Aug 2019 - 11:50PM

Event follows night of chaos in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wong Tai Sin.

Hundreds attack Hong Kong police station after Tseung Kwan O march turns ugly, with police warning they will disperse protesters
Colombian kindergarten teacher jailed in eastern China for molesting child

Court in Shandong province sentences Daniel Oswaldo Mayorga Heredia to five years in prison for sexual assault.

2 Aug 2019 - 9:39PM

Court in Shandong province sentences Daniel Oswaldo Mayorga Heredia to five years in prison for sexual assault.

Colombian kindergarten teacher jailed in eastern China for molesting child
Man arrested over stabbing of young woman at bus stop in central China

Surveillance footage of incident shows man in white T-shirt attacking victim as she waits alone for transport in Changsha, Hunan around 1am on Tuesday.

2 Aug 2019 - 10:39PM

Surveillance footage of incident shows man in white T-shirt attacking victim as she waits alone for transport in Changsha, Hunan around 1am on Tuesday.

Man arrested over stabbing of young woman at bus stop in central China
The touching hospital reunion between an elderly Chinese woman and her husband

Married for 57 years, wife and husband hold hands, perhaps for the last time, after doctors in Shenzhen grant wish for critically ill couple to be together.

1 Aug 2019 - 11:18PM

Married for 57 years, wife and husband hold hands, perhaps for the last time, after doctors in Shenzhen grant wish for critically ill couple to be together.

The touching hospital reunion between an elderly Chinese woman and her husband
Chinese tourists injured after ‘tsunami pool’ malfunctions at water park

Forty-four swimmers at theme park near North Korean border were injured by a sudden tidal wave that operators say was caused by damaged equipment.

2 Aug 2019 - 4:44AM

Forty-four swimmers at theme park near North Korean border were injured by a sudden tidal wave that operators say was caused by damaged equipment.

Chinese tourists injured after ‘tsunami pool’ malfunctions at water park
JD.com founder and Chinese tech titan Richard Liu sues blogger for defamation

Billionaire founder of JD.com seeks damages for ‘mental harm’ and ‘economic losses’ over claims relating to US rape case.

31 Jul 2019 - 12:55AM

Billionaire founder of JD.com seeks damages for ‘mental harm’ and ‘economic losses’ over claims relating to US rape case.

JD.com founder and Chinese tech titan Richard Liu sues blogger for defamation
Fringe party in Taiwan calls on triad ‘brethren in Hong Kong’ not to join protests

For Public Good Party, which claims to represent triads, also takes aim at protesters who hoisted British colonial flag during anti-government rallies.

26 Jul 2019 - 11:36PM

For Public Good Party, which claims to represent triads, also takes aim at protesters who hoisted British colonial flag during anti-government rallies.

Fringe party in Taiwan calls on triad ‘brethren in Hong Kong’ not to join protests
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?

21 Jul 2019 - 11:11PM

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.

24 Jul 2019 - 4:02PM

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.

22 Jul 2019 - 4:57PM

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