Linda Lew

Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.
Linda Lew
Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.

Latest from Linda Lew

Cultural differences between Kiwi son-in-law and Chinese mother-in-law amuse thousands of viewers in China

Immigrant grandmother transforms son-in-law’s garden into a vegetable patch and asks if she can have fish in the swimming pool.

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Immigrant grandmother transforms son-in-law’s garden into a vegetable patch and asks if she can have fish in the swimming pool.

Cultural differences between Kiwi son-in-law and Chinese mother-in-law amuse thousands of viewers in China
Tobacco vendors illegally advertise and sell cigarettes on China’s social media and e-commerce platforms

Health watchdog warns that tobacco products are widely available on both social media and online retailers.

18 Apr 2019 - 10:29PM

Health watchdog warns that tobacco products are widely available on both social media and online retailers.

Tobacco vendors illegally advertise and sell cigarettes on China’s social media and e-commerce platforms
Chinese worker smashes hard hat in viral video, raises safety concerns

National guidelines regulate standards of protective headgear but builder claims supervisors get the best quality.

16 Apr 2019 - 4:39PM

National guidelines regulate standards of protective headgear but builder claims supervisors get the best quality.

Chinese worker smashes  hard hat in viral video, raises safety concerns
Taiwanese actress Tiffany Ann Hsu apologises for liking post insulting mainland Chinese

‘I just discovered I’ve made a very stupid mistake’, says star of 2015 horror film The Tag-along.

12 Apr 2019 - 5:40PM

‘I just discovered I’ve made a very stupid mistake’, says star of 2015 horror film The Tag-along.

Taiwanese actress Tiffany Ann Hsu apologises for liking post insulting mainland Chinese
Chinese flash floods: 11 drainage workers killed after deluge warning in Shenzhen

Emergency officials say drainage firm did not respond properly to warnings, while weather bureau warns that more heavy rain is on its way to Guangdong.

13 Apr 2019 - 3:16PM

Emergency officials say drainage firm did not respond properly to warnings, while weather bureau warns that more heavy rain is on its way to Guangdong.

Chinese flash floods: 11 drainage workers killed after deluge warning in Shenzhen
Chinese woman condemned for kicking model daughter, 3, as fashion brands intervene

Onlooker’s video of mother’s abusive behaviour while taking photos of the girl draws letter of disapproval from fashion brands and an apology – but then further videos showing similar behaviour.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:04PM

Onlooker’s video of mother’s abusive behaviour while taking photos of the girl draws letter of disapproval from fashion brands and an apology – but then further videos showing similar behaviour.

Chinese woman condemned for kicking model daughter, 3, as fashion brands intervene
‘Lucky’ phone number sells for US$50,000 in China but it’s not a record

Online auction attracts fierce competition, sending value rocketing in first minutes of bidding.

10 Apr 2019 - 10:41PM

Online auction attracts fierce competition, sending value rocketing in first minutes of bidding.

‘Lucky’ phone number sells for US$50,000 in China but it’s not a record
Bad hair day: Chinese man arrested for attacking barber with his own clippers

Customer manhandles stylist and shaves his head in dispute over his scissor skills.

10 Apr 2019 - 11:23PM

Customer manhandles stylist and shaves his head in dispute over his scissor skills.

Bad hair day: Chinese man arrested for attacking barber with his own clippers
Chinese teen sacrifices college entrance exam to donate bone marrow to her brother

Li Zi, 18, was preparing for the all-important gaokao when her younger sibling was diagnosed with a rare form of anaemia. They’re now recovering after undergoing surgery last month.

9 Apr 2019 - 5:10PM

Li Zi, 18, was preparing for the all-important gaokao when her younger sibling was diagnosed with a rare form of anaemia. They’re now recovering after undergoing surgery last month.

Chinese teen sacrifices college entrance exam to donate bone marrow to her brother
Chinese pet owner questioned by police after bus driver is assaulted in argument over dog

Travellers help driver after fists fly when passenger is told to take his dog and get off – bus company says it will support employee during his recovery.

9 Apr 2019 - 3:08PM

Travellers help driver after fists fly when passenger is told to take his dog and get off – bus company says it will support employee during his recovery.

Chinese pet owner questioned by police after bus driver is assaulted in argument over dog
Chinese artist gets naked with late father’s remains but is it art?

Widespread condemnation over photographs published one day after China’s annual festival to honour the departed.

8 Apr 2019 - 9:53PM

Widespread condemnation over photographs published one day after China’s annual festival to honour the departed.

Chinese artist gets naked with late father’s remains but is it art?
Decade on from failed Chinese well-digging project, poor farmers wait for water

Poverty busting project in northern China was meant to increase cultivation of green vegetables. Instead, more than 100 inadequate wells have been abandoned.

5 Apr 2019 - 10:04PM

Poverty busting project in northern China was meant to increase cultivation of green vegetables. Instead, more than 100 inadequate wells have been abandoned.

Decade on from failed Chinese well-digging project, poor farmers wait for water
Chinese workers freed from Big Brother style monitoring after public stink

Company bows to pressure one day after its policy of using smart bracelets to keep track of idle workers is revealed, says cleaners will no longer be sent alerts if they don’t move enough on the job.

5 Apr 2019 - 10:31PM

Company bows to pressure one day after its policy of using smart bracelets to keep track of idle workers is revealed, says cleaners will no longer be sent alerts if they don’t move enough on the job.

Chinese workers freed from Big Brother style monitoring after public stink
Chinese dad who threw coins at plane for good luck blames mother-in-law for 30-minute flight delay

Father detained for 10 days and separated from wife and child at Wuhan after throwing coins before take-off tells police his mother-in-law thought he should ‘bless’ Xinjiang flight.

5 Apr 2019 - 3:25AM

Father detained for 10 days and separated from wife and child at Wuhan after throwing coins before take-off tells police his mother-in-law thought he should ‘bless’ Xinjiang flight.

Chinese dad who threw coins at plane for good luck blames mother-in-law for 30-minute flight delay
Actor Zhao Lixin makes apology after uproar over Japanese subjugation of China, saying ‘Chinese blood is in my bones’

Film and television star touches raw nerve with Weibo audience and invites backlash with online discussion of suffering in Second Opium War and Japanese occupation.

4 Apr 2019 - 9:36PM

Film and television star touches raw nerve with Weibo audience and invites backlash with online discussion of suffering in Second Opium War and Japanese occupation.

Actor Zhao Lixin makes apology after uproar over Japanese subjugation of China, saying ‘Chinese blood is in my bones’
Chinese academic stripped of degree and professor removed in plagiarism scandal

Hunan University investigation confirms anonymous online claims, pledges to maintain zero tolerance for misconduct.

3 Apr 2019 - 10:45PM

Hunan University investigation confirms anonymous online claims, pledges to maintain zero tolerance for misconduct.

Chinese academic stripped of degree and professor removed in plagiarism scandal
Chinese drunk gets eight months in prison for making 8,700 abusive calls to emergency services

Judge says man who admitted to drinking half a litre of rice wine a day wasted people’s time and caused dispatchers mental distress.

4 Apr 2019 - 3:27PM

Judge says man who admitted to drinking half a litre of rice wine a day wasted people’s time and caused dispatchers mental distress.

Chinese drunk gets eight months in prison for making 8,700 abusive calls to emergency services
Police called on Chinese couple for keeping thousands of bees in high-rise

Beehive balcony had neighbours buzzing with anger for more than a year but couple regarded the 10,000 insects as their pets.

2 Apr 2019 - 7:33PM

Beehive balcony had neighbours buzzing with anger for more than a year but couple regarded the 10,000 insects as their pets.

Police called on Chinese couple for keeping thousands of bees in high-rise
Chinese villagers assured their ‘milky’ water is fine but doubts remain

Experts report high levels of calcium carbonate and suggest regular cleaning of affected well but suspicion remains that neighbouring glass factory may be to blame.

2 Apr 2019 - 4:19PM

Experts report high levels of calcium carbonate and suggest regular cleaning of affected well but suspicion remains that neighbouring glass factory may be to blame.

Chinese villagers assured their ‘milky’ water is fine but doubts remain
Drill instructor fired for kicking and slapping female student at Chinese high school

Video of incident shows 21-year-old man in camouflage gear arguing with girl, kicking her and slapping her three times after she slaps him.

1 Apr 2019 - 7:34PM

Video of incident shows 21-year-old man in camouflage gear arguing with girl, kicking her and slapping her three times after she slaps him.

Drill instructor fired for kicking and slapping female student at Chinese high school
Chinese biker busted for handwritten driver’s licence says Liuzhou police had been ‘fine’ with it for months

Rider who was too lazy to learn to drive properly went around with home-made licence for months and claims he was stopped by police who were ‘fine usually’ with fake.

1 Apr 2019 - 7:39PM

Rider who was too lazy to learn to drive properly went around with home-made licence for months and claims he was stopped by police who were ‘fine usually’ with fake.

Chinese biker busted for handwritten driver’s licence says Liuzhou police had been ‘fine’ with it for months
Chinese PhD student says work submitted for grant ended up in master’s thesis supervised by professor on funding panel

Woman pursuing doctorate in Shanghai discovered alleged cheating when she submitted her work for an online plagiarism test.

29 Mar 2019 - 10:47PM

Woman pursuing doctorate in Shanghai discovered alleged cheating when she submitted her work for an online plagiarism test.

Chinese PhD student says work submitted for grant ended up in master’s thesis supervised by professor on funding panel
Chinese university strips dean of duties amid sexual misconduct investigation

College takes action after allegations surface online about academic’s relationship with colleague and student.

29 Mar 2019 - 7:30PM

College takes action after allegations surface online about academic’s relationship with colleague and student.

Chinese university strips dean of duties amid sexual misconduct investigation
Chinese blood mule, 12, caught trying to smuggle 142 samples into Hong Kong for sex testing

Youngster apprehended at Shenzhen port with more than 1.4 litres of blood from expectant mothers in her backpack.

28 Mar 2019 - 10:24PM

Youngster apprehended at Shenzhen port with more than 1.4 litres of blood from expectant mothers in her backpack.

Chinese blood mule, 12, caught trying to smuggle 142 samples into Hong Kong for sex testing
Suspect in northern China shooting spree knew the five victims, police say

Official report says killings began at Inner Mongolia water plant where suspect worked, while witness says alleged shooter was involved in argument before gunfire began.

28 Mar 2019 - 10:24PM

Official report says killings began at Inner Mongolia water plant where suspect worked, while witness says alleged shooter was involved in argument before gunfire began.

Suspect in northern China shooting spree knew the five victims, police say
Online outrage over Chinese anti-gang campaign targeting mentally ill and parents of dead children

A poster by a neighbourhood association in Xiangtan city, Hunan province, listed the stigmatised groups as people to monitor, but images on Weibo drew widespread condemnation.

27 Mar 2019 - 9:45PM

A poster by a neighbourhood association in Xiangtan city, Hunan province, listed the stigmatised groups as people to monitor, but images on Weibo drew widespread condemnation.

Online outrage over Chinese anti-gang campaign targeting mentally ill and parents of dead children
Chinese farmer caught selling opium poppies near police station
  • The 56-year-old was let off with five days’ detention after a drug enforcement officer caught her selling the illicit crop in Hubei province.
27 Mar 2019 - 10:54PM
  • The 56-year-old was let off with five days’ detention after a drug enforcement officer caught her selling the illicit crop in Hubei province.
Chinese farmer caught selling opium poppies near police station
Swine fever? 62 piglets found in back of car slaughtered by Chinese authorities over lack of licence

The owners were driving their porcine passengers to their hometown to sell them, at a time when China has been battling an outbreak of swine fever – but Weibo users ask why the piglets were not given a health check.

27 Mar 2019 - 10:29PM

The owners were driving their porcine passengers to their hometown to sell them, at a time when China has been battling an outbreak of swine fever – but Weibo users ask why the piglets were not given a health check.

Swine fever? 62 piglets found in back of car slaughtered by Chinese authorities over lack of licence
‘I love my country’: Taiwanese actress Ouyang Nana responds to independence claims

Star also performs patriotic song My Motherland and Me in television appearance amid speculation that she is a supporter of Taiwan independence.

27 Mar 2019 - 3:20PM

Star also performs patriotic song My Motherland and Me in television appearance amid speculation that she is a supporter of Taiwan independence.

‘I love my country’: Taiwanese actress Ouyang Nana responds to independence claims
Chinese man arrested for spreading rumours of firefighter fatalities in Jiangsu chemical factory blast blaze

Authorities dismiss ‘hateful’ internet post, while Jiangsu fire chiefs say none of their crews were among 78 dead in Thursday’s disaster.

25 Mar 2019 - 11:20PM

Authorities dismiss ‘hateful’ internet post, while Jiangsu fire chiefs say none of their crews were among 78 dead in Thursday’s disaster.

Chinese man arrested for spreading rumours of firefighter fatalities in Jiangsu chemical factory blast blaze