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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Sharp fall in new Chinese coronavirus cases, but is it only because of new counting method?

Decline in confirmed cases raises hopes Covid-19 may soon reach its peak, but scientists warn new method of counting may be the reason.

21 Feb 2020 - 12:54AM

Decline in confirmed cases raises hopes Covid-19 may soon reach its peak, but scientists warn new method of counting may be the reason.

Sharp fall in new Chinese coronavirus cases, but is it only because of new counting method?
Coronavirus may become ‘new flu’ but China ‘can weather’ economic storm

Chinese scientist warns Covid-19 may become an established illness like flu as mainland reports its lowest number of new cases since Wuhan lockdown began.

20 Feb 2020 - 10:54PM

Chinese scientist warns Covid-19 may become an established illness like flu as mainland reports its lowest number of new cases since Wuhan lockdown began.

Coronavirus may become ‘new flu’ but China ‘can weather’ economic storm
China reports 1,300 more coronavirus cases among medical workers

Another Wuhan doctor says she was silenced after raising concerns about human-to-human transmission.

18 Feb 2020 - 11:34PM

Another Wuhan doctor says she was silenced after raising concerns about human-to-human transmission.

China reports 1,300 more coronavirus cases among medical workers
I am not a virus, I am a human being: Italian-Chinese man’s video spreads anti-racist message on social media

After displays of xenophobia during the coronavirus outbreak, man’s public plea in Florence prompts ‘beautiful’ response as video is widely shared on Facebook.

14 Feb 2020 - 11:30PM

After displays of xenophobia during the coronavirus outbreak, man’s public plea in Florence prompts ‘beautiful’ response as video is widely shared on Facebook.

I am not a virus, I am a human being: Italian-Chinese man’s video spreads anti-racist message on social media
Coronavirus still stumps experts on when human carrier turns infectious

Identifying how long it takes before carriers start to spread the disease could prove key to curbing the spread of Covid-19.

26 Feb 2020 - 10:00AM

Identifying how long it takes before carriers start to spread the disease could prove key to curbing the spread of Covid-19.

Coronavirus still stumps experts on when human carrier turns infectious
Is the worst over? Experts divided on coronavirus peak as new infections slow in Hubei epicentre

Hubei health authority says new infection numbers have fallen 57 per cent in six days, but scientists caution that factors such as under-reporting could change this.

13 Feb 2020 - 6:55PM

Hubei health authority says new infection numbers have fallen 57 per cent in six days, but scientists caution that factors such as under-reporting could change this.

Is the worst over? Experts divided on coronavirus peak as new infections slow in Hubei epicentre
Hopes of coronavirus peak ahead as outbreak on brink of surpassing Sars’ grim death toll

The number of fatalities continues to rise but signs of stabilisation in new cases at the epicentre.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:18PM

The number of fatalities continues to rise but signs of stabilisation in new cases at the epicentre.

Hopes of coronavirus peak ahead as outbreak on brink of surpassing Sars’ grim death toll
Coronavirus on track to kill more people than Sars, experts say

The new contagion may be far less deadly than severe acute respiratory syndrome but it has already infected more than four times as many people.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:33PM

The new contagion may be far less deadly than severe acute respiratory syndrome but it has already infected more than four times as many people.

Coronavirus on track to kill more people than Sars, experts say
Mourners pay tribute to Chinese doctor Li Wenliang who blew whistle on coronavirus that killed him

34-year-old ophthalmologist Li Wenliang hailed as a hero and martyr on social media.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:44PM

34-year-old ophthalmologist Li Wenliang hailed as a hero and martyr on social media.

Mourners pay tribute to Chinese doctor Li Wenliang who blew whistle on coronavirus that killed him
Coronavirus: outbreak has stoked a rise in xenophobia, Chinese living abroad say

While most of those interviewed have not experienced extreme bigotry themselves, they say they see daily ‘microaggressions’ become more common.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:45PM

While most of those interviewed have not experienced extreme bigotry themselves, they say they see daily ‘microaggressions’ become more common.

Coronavirus: outbreak has stoked a rise in xenophobia, Chinese living abroad say
China will succeed in coronavirus counter-attack, Donald Trump says; 73 new fatalities reported

Death toll in China rises to 636, with 3,143 new cases on Thursday.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:44PM

Death toll in China rises to 636, with 3,143 new cases on Thursday.

China will succeed in coronavirus counter-attack, Donald Trump says; 73 new fatalities reported
Communist officials fired after disabled Chinese boy died when relatives were put in coronavirus quarantine

Party secretary and township mayor sacked; other officials found responsible in death of Yan Cheng can expect to be disciplined, say investigators in Hubei.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:52PM

Party secretary and township mayor sacked; other officials found responsible in death of Yan Cheng can expect to be disciplined, say investigators in Hubei.

Communist officials fired after disabled Chinese boy died when relatives were put in coronavirus quarantine
Will China’s city lockdowns stop the spread of the coronavirus?

A fortnight has passed since tough travel restrictions went into effect in Wuhan and surrounding cities.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:11PM

A fortnight has passed since tough travel restrictions went into effect in Wuhan and surrounding cities.

Will China’s city lockdowns stop the spread of the coronavirus?
Wuhan doctors beaten up, overworked, under supplied

Medical workers treating people infected with the coronavirus in the central China city say they are fighting more than just a virus outbreak.

15 Feb 2020 - 5:18PM

Medical workers treating people infected with the coronavirus in the central China city say they are fighting more than just a virus outbreak.

Wuhan doctors beaten up, overworked, under supplied
Left at home for six days: disabled Chinese boy dies after carer dad and brother are quarantined for coronavirus checks

Father’s post to Weibo says teenager with cerebral palsy had no food, drink or personal hygiene care for nearly a week.

15 Feb 2020 - 6:58PM

Father’s post to Weibo says teenager with cerebral palsy had no food, drink or personal hygiene care for nearly a week.

Left at home for six days: disabled Chinese boy dies after carer dad and brother are quarantined for coronavirus checks
China faces bigger epidemic than Sars in ‘complicated and grave’ coronavirus outbreak

Number of cases of the pneumonia-like illness has surpassed the total for severe acute respiratory syndrome in the mainland 17 years ago.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:01PM

Number of cases of the pneumonia-like illness has surpassed the total for severe acute respiratory syndrome in the mainland 17 years ago.

China faces bigger epidemic than Sars in ‘complicated and grave’ coronavirus outbreak
China’s ‘demon’ virus leaves health experts at odds on when infection rate will slow

Zhong Nanshan, the man who fought Sars, says wave of infections will slow in early February; public health expert in Hong Kong disagrees.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:01PM

Zhong Nanshan, the man who fought Sars, says wave of infections will slow in early February; public health expert in Hong Kong disagrees.

China’s ‘demon’ virus leaves health experts at odds on when infection rate will slow
China coronavirus: YouTube and Twitter show realities of life in lockdown

Wuhan residents share their experiences on social media, including platforms beyond the Chinese ‘Great Firewall’.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:09PM

Wuhan residents share their experiences on social media, including platforms beyond the Chinese ‘Great Firewall’.

China coronavirus: YouTube and Twitter show realities of life in lockdown
Live from Wuhan: millions tune in to watch China build coronavirus hospitals

Streams from the construction sites of two new temporary medical facilities at the epicentre of the outbreak attract a supportive audience.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:07PM

Streams from the construction sites of two new temporary medical facilities at the epicentre of the outbreak attract a supportive audience.

Live from Wuhan: millions tune in to watch China build coronavirus hospitals
Debunking the myths around China’s deadly coronavirus outbreak

Is there a cure? Does folk medicine work? Answering the questions about the epidemic that has sparked a torrent of rumour-mongering on social media.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:06PM

Is there a cure? Does folk medicine work? Answering the questions about the epidemic that has sparked a torrent of rumour-mongering on social media.

Debunking the myths around China’s deadly coronavirus outbreak
China wakes up to wide web of online data leaks and privacy concerns

In country where apps and state surveillance are unavoidable, many worry about security, but some ‘just believe or assume that all hope is lost’.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:39PM

In country where apps and state surveillance are unavoidable, many worry about security, but some ‘just believe or assume that all hope is lost’.

China wakes up to wide web of online data leaks and privacy concerns
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.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:26PM

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.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:26PM

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.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:25PM

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.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:28PM

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.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:33PM

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.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:40PM

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.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:47PM

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.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:47PM

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.

17 Feb 2020 - 3:21PM

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