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

Canadian consulate in Hong Kong halts mainland China visits after Simon Cheng detention

Business travel outside Hong Kong by Canada’s staff in the city is suspended, as Britain seeks contact with its consulate employee Cheng, who disappeared while returning from a business trip to Shenzhen.

23 Aug 2019 - 11:41PM

Business travel outside Hong Kong by Canada’s staff in the city is suspended, as Britain seeks contact with its consulate employee Cheng, who disappeared while returning from a business trip to Shenzhen.

Canadian consulate in Hong Kong halts mainland China visits after Simon Cheng detention
Mainland Chinese tour groups shun ‘violent’ Hong Kong, survey says

Tour operators report drastic fall in bookings, with 90 per cent losing more than half their income in latest hit to city’s tourism sector.

15 Aug 2019 - 10:22AM

Tour operators report drastic fall in bookings, with 90 per cent losing more than half their income in latest hit to city’s tourism sector.

Mainland Chinese tour groups shun ‘violent’ Hong Kong, survey says
China bets on help from Southeast Asia to stamp out illegal gambling

Beijing is teaming up with its neighbours to crack down on the activity but there are barriers to cooperation.

12 Aug 2019 - 10:45PM

Beijing is teaming up with its neighbours to crack down on the activity but there are barriers to cooperation.

China bets on help from Southeast Asia to stamp out illegal gambling
The Chinese survey ships that cause ripples in Vietnam and across the South China Sea

China’s 54 oceanic research vessels are part of the country’s expanding maritime operations. Despite their ostensible scientific purpose, they have been accused of intelligence gathering and reconnaissance activity.

10 Aug 2019 - 6:00PM

China’s 54 oceanic research vessels are part of the country’s expanding maritime operations. Despite their ostensible scientific purpose, they have been accused of intelligence gathering and reconnaissance activity.

The Chinese survey ships that cause ripples in Vietnam and across the South China Sea
Hong Kong protests: residents young and old take to streets in peaceful rallies and urge police to ‘lay down their weapons’

Parents voice concerns in Central where organisers say they want a Hong Kong where children are free, while in Wan Chai ‘silver-haired citizens’ say blame for violence rests with response to demands from Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

10 Aug 2019 - 5:04PM

Parents voice concerns in Central where organisers say they want a Hong Kong where children are free, while in Wan Chai ‘silver-haired citizens’ say blame for violence rests with response to demands from Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

Hong Kong protests: residents young and old take to streets in peaceful rallies and urge police to ‘lay down their weapons’
Faster rate of global warming could cause tens of thousands more deaths in China each year, study warns

Research warns that if average increase in global temperatures reaches 2C compared with pre-industrial area, there may be 27,000 more heat-related deaths than if this rise was limited to 1.5C.

8 Aug 2019 - 6:00AM

Research warns that if average increase in global temperatures reaches 2C compared with pre-industrial area, there may be 27,000 more heat-related deaths than if this rise was limited to 1.5C.

Faster rate of global warming could cause tens of thousands more deaths in China each year, study warns
Hong Kong, mainland Chinese tensions flare again at New Zealand university

Rally in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong interrupted by Beijing supporter.

7 Aug 2019 - 11:25AM

Rally in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong interrupted by Beijing supporter.

Hong Kong, mainland Chinese tensions flare again at New Zealand university
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
Tweet goodbyes from Pakistan to outspoken China diplomat Zhao Lijian

Beijing’s deputy chief of mission in Islamabad, best known for Twitter row with former US national security adviser Susan Rice, moves on.

2 Aug 2019 - 10:39PM

Beijing’s deputy chief of mission in Islamabad, best known for Twitter row with former US national security adviser Susan Rice, moves on.

Tweet goodbyes from Pakistan to outspoken China diplomat Zhao Lijian
Chinese warship collides with Taiwan freight vessel then sails away, says island’s coastguard

Unidentified military vessels tried to persuade container to sail to mainland port after collision near Taiwanese-controlled island.

2 Aug 2019 - 12:20AM

Unidentified military vessels tried to persuade container to sail to mainland port after collision near Taiwanese-controlled island.

Chinese warship collides with Taiwan freight vessel then sails away, says island’s coastguard
China and US court Asean members to strengthen Indo-Pacific ties as trade war enters second year

China’s Wang Yi and US’ Mike Pompeo at summit in Thailand to sell their visions of future for Southeast Asia, but analysts expect pragmatism from Asean as world’s two biggest economic powers play diplomatic game.

1 Aug 2019 - 12:45AM

China’s Wang Yi and US’ Mike Pompeo at summit in Thailand to sell their visions of future for Southeast Asia, but analysts expect pragmatism from Asean as world’s two biggest economic powers play diplomatic game.

China and US court Asean members to strengthen Indo-Pacific ties as trade war enters second year
Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong by blocking main MTR rail line

Rush hour train services were disrupted and delayed in Hong Kong on the morning of July 24, 2019, after protesters launched another campaign targeting railway operator MTR Corporation.

24 Jul 2019 - 1:44PM

Rush hour train services were disrupted and delayed in Hong Kong on the morning of July 24, 2019, after protesters launched another campaign targeting railway operator MTR Corporation.

Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong by blocking main MTR rail line
Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong as they block main MTR rail line in city

Disruption at Admiralty station causes Island line services to be delayed as protesters block doors and press emergency buttons.

24 Jul 2019 - 11:39PM

Disruption at Admiralty station causes Island line services to be delayed as protesters block doors and press emergency buttons.

Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong as they block main MTR rail line in city
Tsai Ing-wen says ‘friends from Hong Kong’ will be considered for asylum on humanitarian grounds

Island’s president Tsai Ing-wen appears to acknowledge reports of Hong Kong protesters fleeing to the island, after claims of between a dozen and 60 arriving in Taiwan or planning to flee there.

24 Jul 2019 - 6:16PM

Island’s president Tsai Ing-wen appears to acknowledge reports of Hong Kong protesters fleeing to the island, after claims of between a dozen and 60 arriving in Taiwan or planning to flee there.

Tsai Ing-wen says ‘friends from Hong Kong’ will be considered for asylum on humanitarian grounds
China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank adds Benin, Djibouti and Rwanda

Analyst says multilateral lender promotes Beijing’s interests, and by not being part of it, the United States has helped China control the bank more tightly.

15 Jul 2019 - 2:17PM

Analyst says multilateral lender promotes Beijing’s interests, and by not being part of it, the United States has helped China control the bank more tightly.

China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank adds Benin, Djibouti and Rwanda
Chinese search engine Baidu apologises over fake message from grief-stricken father

News aggregator says editor has been fired and it has deleted a post claiming to be from Zhang Jun, whose nine-year-old daughter’s body was found on Saturday.

14 Jul 2019 - 10:29PM

News aggregator says editor has been fired and it has deleted a post claiming to be from Zhang Jun, whose nine-year-old daughter’s body was found on Saturday.

Chinese search engine Baidu apologises over fake message from grief-stricken father
Finding Dory in Hong Kong reef just one of the surprises for marine conservation group Bloom Association as they spot 22 new species in city’s waters

Marine group Bloom Association reports finding 22 species of fish not normally found in city’s waters, as group’s director hails Hong Kong’s rich biodiversity.

26 Jun 2019 - 7:56PM

Marine group Bloom Association reports finding 22 species of fish not normally found in city’s waters, as group’s director hails Hong Kong’s rich biodiversity.

Finding Dory in Hong Kong reef just one of the surprises for marine conservation group Bloom Association as they spot 22 new species in city’s waters
Could Australia’s cash for plastic collection scheme be a model for Hong Kong?

Deposit scheme proposal aims to help slash drinks container waste by up to 90 per cent by 2025 and the government says it will consider rolling it out in Hong Kong.

26 Jun 2019 - 1:53PM

Deposit scheme proposal aims to help slash drinks container waste by up to 90 per cent by 2025 and the government says it will consider rolling it out in Hong Kong.

Could Australia’s cash for plastic collection scheme be a model for Hong Kong?
Typhoon Mangkhut caused havoc with Hong Kong’s trees because city doesn’t know how to plant them properly, say university researchers

Research by Education University suggests that shallow root system and poor quality soil behind destruction of more than 60,000 trees in last year’s storm.

25 Jun 2019 - 10:42AM

Research by Education University suggests that shallow root system and poor quality soil behind destruction of more than 60,000 trees in last year’s storm.

Typhoon Mangkhut caused havoc with Hong Kong’s trees because city doesn’t know how to plant them properly, say university researchers
Photographer gives elderly a lasting memory they can take to their graves

Photographer Dick Lau was approached to do funeral portraits, and turned the idea into something else entirely with three-year project that granted clients’ wishes to have dream backdrop as part of a family photo.

15 Jun 2019 - 12:00PM

Photographer Dick Lau was approached to do funeral portraits, and turned the idea into something else entirely with three-year project that granted clients’ wishes to have dream backdrop as part of a family photo.

Photographer gives elderly a lasting memory they can take to their graves
Hong Kong urged to look into high-profile case of electronic waste illegally shipped to Philippines as Greenpeace loses track of cargo

The government should have prevented the container from ever leaving the city because its contents were restricted under an international treaty, Greenpeace says.

14 Jun 2019 - 10:36AM

The government should have prevented the container from ever leaving the city because its contents were restricted under an international treaty, Greenpeace says.

Hong Kong urged to look into high-profile case of electronic waste illegally shipped to Philippines as Greenpeace loses track of cargo
From Facebook and Twitter to Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal: how protest technology has evolved since Occupy Central

Apps such as Telegram used by demonstrators in covert organisation of protest strikes.

13 Jun 2019 - 7:27PM

Apps such as Telegram used by demonstrators in covert organisation of protest strikes.

From Facebook and Twitter to Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal: how protest technology has evolved since Occupy Central
Deadly typhoon names Hato, Kai-tak and Tembin to be dropped from official list of future storm titles, says Hong Kong Observatory

Official list of tropical cyclone titles updated in honour of those who lost their lives in 2017 disasters.

12 Jun 2019 - 9:52PM

Official list of tropical cyclone titles updated in honour of those who lost their lives in 2017 disasters.

Deadly typhoon names Hato, Kai-tak and Tembin to be dropped from official list of future storm titles, says Hong Kong Observatory
Strikes, class boycotts and ‘picnics’: how ordinary people across Hong Kong are mobilising to take action against extradition bill

There is much activity – by leaderless groups operating on encrypted platforms – across broad swathes of Hong Kong in the fight against proposed legislation.

12 Jun 2019 - 9:49AM

There is much activity – by leaderless groups operating on encrypted platforms – across broad swathes of Hong Kong in the fight against proposed legislation.

Strikes, class boycotts and ‘picnics’: how ordinary people across Hong Kong are mobilising to take action against extradition bill
Hong Kong extradition bill: education boss Christine Choi condemns teachers and students for plotting classroom boycotts

Largest teachers’ union to discuss strike action and petitions call on teachers to join mass protest, but senior officials urge them not to disrupt learning.

12 Jun 2019 - 3:59AM

Largest teachers’ union to discuss strike action and petitions call on teachers to join mass protest, but senior officials urge them not to disrupt learning.

Hong Kong extradition bill: education boss Christine Choi condemns teachers and students for plotting classroom boycotts
Protesters, police fight pitched battles after historic ‘million-strong’ march against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill turns violent

Officers and protesters suffered injuries, some needing hospital treatment, as police used batons and pepper spray to beat back a mob of masked demonstrators trying to storm the Legislative Council building.

10 Jun 2019 - 5:55PM

Officers and protesters suffered injuries, some needing hospital treatment, as police used batons and pepper spray to beat back a mob of masked demonstrators trying to storm the Legislative Council building.

Protesters, police fight pitched battles after historic ‘million-strong’ march against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill turns violent
Big Wave Bay beach closed by flood damage as Hong Kong officials try to determine who needs to fix the government-run Shek O recreation site

Trail of rocks and debris leaves residents dismayed, officials flummoxed. Local shopkeeper says, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this.’

7 Jun 2019 - 10:29AM

Trail of rocks and debris leaves residents dismayed, officials flummoxed. Local shopkeeper says, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this.’

Big Wave Bay beach closed by flood damage as Hong Kong officials try to determine who needs to fix the government-run Shek O recreation site
New Hong Kong Smart Lab opens with aim of allowing tech start-ups to pitch ideas that can be used to improve public services

The Smart Government Innovation Lab will focus on finding hi-tech products such as big data analytics, blockchain and robotics from firms, especially local start-ups.

31 May 2019 - 4:30AM

The Smart Government Innovation Lab will focus on finding hi-tech products such as big data analytics, blockchain and robotics from firms, especially local start-ups.

New Hong Kong Smart Lab opens with aim of allowing tech start-ups to pitch ideas that can be used to improve public services
Shock and sadness over closure of Free Spirit Travel, Hong Kong travel agency popular with Indonesian domestic helpers

Free Spirit Travel told the Travel Industry Council of plan to fold on Wednesday afternoon. Closure causes disruption for 460 travellers and leaves them HK$1.2 million out of pocket.

30 May 2019 - 10:26PM

Free Spirit Travel told the Travel Industry Council of plan to fold on Wednesday afternoon. Closure causes disruption for 460 travellers and leaves them HK$1.2 million out of pocket.

Shock and sadness over closure of Free Spirit Travel, Hong Kong travel agency popular with Indonesian domestic helpers
Ten hurt in Hong Kong Island taxi crash during morning commute

Police believe brake fault may have been to blame for the crash on Aberdeen Main Road.

27 May 2019 - 10:52PM

Police believe brake fault may have been to blame for the crash on Aberdeen Main Road.

Ten hurt in Hong Kong Island taxi crash during morning commute