Linda Lew

Hong Kong

Linda Lew

Reporter

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.

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China’s top prosecutor urges courts to cut entrepreneurs more slack, as concerns grow about unfair treatment

Zhang Jun, the head of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, said courts should try to avoid formal charges and seek probation when possible.

5 Dec 2019 - 6:29PM

Zhang Jun, the head of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, said courts should try to avoid formal charges and seek probation when possible.

China’s top prosecutor urges courts to cut entrepreneurs more slack,  as concerns grow about unfair treatment
New Zealand clamps down on foreign political donations over China interference fears

Parliament pushes through legislation limiting contributions from non-citizens to NZ$50 each.

3 Dec 2019 - 9:33PM

Parliament pushes through legislation limiting contributions from non-citizens to NZ$50 each.

New Zealand clamps down on foreign political donations over China interference fears
Hong Kong protests: tens of thousands return to streets after days of calm as radicals trash shops with mainland China links

Peaceful march in Kowloon descends into chaos, ending the near-two-week hiatus of extreme protest violence.

2 Dec 2019 - 12:28PM

Peaceful march in Kowloon descends into chaos, ending the near-two-week hiatus of extreme protest violence.

Hong Kong protests: tens of thousands return to streets after days of calm as radicals trash shops with mainland China links
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
Masked protesters attack and trash shops in Hong Kong’s Whampoa district after stand-off with police following end of march

Among those targeted is a branch of the Japanese restaurant brand Yoshinoya and Best Mart 360, a popular snack shop chain.

2 Dec 2019 - 8:38AM

Among those targeted is a branch of the Japanese restaurant brand Yoshinoya and Best Mart 360, a popular snack shop chain.

Masked protesters attack and trash shops in Hong Kong’s Whampoa district after stand-off with police following end of march
Science fiction research institute opens in China, as business booms

Chinese market for sci-fi publications grew more than 83 per cent last year to US$256 million.

30 Nov 2019 - 7:39AM

Chinese market for sci-fi publications grew more than 83 per cent last year to US$256 million.

Science fiction research institute opens in China, as business booms
China looks to online influencers to spread the Communist Party message

Party’s United Front Work Department aims to create corps of popular online personnel to help realise the Chinese dream.

29 Nov 2019 - 10:37AM

Party’s United Front Work Department aims to create corps of popular online personnel to help realise the Chinese dream.

China looks to online influencers to spread the Communist Party message
China overtakes United States to boast world’s biggest diplomatic network, think tank says

Beijing extends its reach as its interests grow abroad and as Taipei loses allies.

28 Nov 2019 - 5:52AM

Beijing extends its reach as its interests grow abroad and as Taipei loses allies.

China overtakes United States to boast world’s biggest diplomatic network, think tank says
Beijing accuses Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party of using spy allegations for political gain

Party ‘has bound itself to a scammer and carried out this huge political manipulation’, Taiwan Affairs Office says.

27 Nov 2019 - 11:18PM

Party ‘has bound itself to a scammer and carried out this huge political manipulation’, Taiwan Affairs Office says.

Beijing accuses Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party of using spy allegations for political gain
Time for Beijing to rethink Hong Kong script after pan-democrat landslide, Chinese analysts say

The results of the district council elections will boost the power of the non-establishment camp and possibly influence the race for the city’s leader, observers say.

1 Dec 2019 - 12:55PM

The results of the district council elections will boost the power of the non-establishment camp and possibly influence the race for the city’s leader, observers say.

Time for Beijing to rethink Hong Kong script after pan-democrat landslide, Chinese analysts say
Hong Kong minister admits ‘relatively low’ trust in government, as district council election rumours spread on social media amid anti-government protests

Patrick Nip vows to clarify the facts around the hotly contested votes, after online claims of early poll closures and facial recognition technology inside booths.

25 Nov 2019 - 12:12AM

Patrick Nip vows to clarify the facts around the hotly contested votes, after online claims of early poll closures and facial recognition technology inside booths.

Hong Kong minister admits ‘relatively low’ trust in government, as district council election rumours spread on social media amid anti-government protests
New Chinese cybersecurity rules could delay release of threat alerts to business and public, tech specialists warn

Draft guidelines state that police and regulators must be notified before any information about cybersecurity dangers is made public.

21 Nov 2019 - 9:12PM

Draft guidelines state that police and regulators must be notified before any information about cybersecurity dangers is made public.

New Chinese cybersecurity rules could delay release of threat alerts to business and public, tech specialists warn
Kuniao web browser peeks over China’s Great Firewall but it’s no VPN, expert says

Service advertises access to platforms that would otherwise be blocked.

18 Nov 2019 - 11:25AM

Service advertises access to platforms that would otherwise be blocked.

Kuniao web browser peeks over China’s Great Firewall but it’s no VPN, expert says
Chinese professor ‘harassed’ by ICBC bank staff after accidentally exposing its Taiwan-free map

Shanghai academic posted a picture of a poster in a branch on Weibo to highlight English language errors – but he hadn’t noticed the ‘problem map’.

18 Nov 2019 - 3:20PM

Shanghai academic posted a picture of a poster in a branch on Weibo to highlight English language errors – but he hadn’t noticed the ‘problem map’.

Chinese professor ‘harassed’ by ICBC bank staff after accidentally exposing its Taiwan-free map
Missing Taiwanese professor Shih Cheng-ping detained in mainland China over ‘threat to national security'

Beijing authorities confirm that former academic who disappeared in August last year was under investigation.

13 Nov 2019 - 11:00PM

Beijing authorities confirm that former academic who disappeared in August last year was under investigation.

Missing Taiwanese professor Shih Cheng-ping detained in mainland China over ‘threat to national security'
China’s plan to reduce use of coal for heating in northern homes still facing problems, report says

High cost and lack of supply of alternatives like natural gas and electricity hampering Beijing’s ambitions, study suggests.

10 Nov 2019 - 11:17PM

High cost and lack of supply of alternatives like natural gas and electricity hampering Beijing’s ambitions, study suggests.

China’s plan to reduce use of coal for heating in northern homes still facing problems, report says
Hong Kong protests: pro-government supporters call for city to return to peace and slam ‘cowardice’ of vigilante attacks

In first briefing of its kind, styled on protest movement’s own ‘citizens’ press conference’, a former police officer reveals how his daughter was targeted while others call for city to return to peace.

9 Nov 2019 - 11:21PM

In first briefing of its kind, styled on protest movement’s own ‘citizens’ press conference’, a former police officer reveals how his daughter was targeted while others call for city to return to peace.

Hong Kong protests: pro-government supporters call for city to return to peace and slam ‘cowardice’ of vigilante attacks
Wang Sicong, son of China’s former richest man, told to pay back US$21.6 million in debts

Founder of PandaTV, told to pay back US$21.6 million to unnamed creditors.

8 Nov 2019 - 11:59PM

Founder of PandaTV, told to pay back US$21.6 million to unnamed creditors.

Wang Sicong, son of China’s former richest man, told to pay back US$21.6 million in debts
China targets cigarette sellers in new rules to stub out smoking among children

Authorities issue new guidelines with lines of official responsibility but industry insider questions just how effective they will be.

8 Nov 2019 - 7:30AM

Authorities issue new guidelines with lines of official responsibility but industry insider questions just how effective they will be.

China targets cigarette sellers in new rules to stub out smoking among children
China’s minors face new limits on mobile games in war on gaming addiction

Young players must register with real names and face strict time and spending limits as state censor extends video games rules to mobile titles.

5 Nov 2019 - 10:53PM

Young players must register with real names and face strict time and spending limits as state censor extends video games rules to mobile titles.

China’s minors face new limits on mobile games in war on gaming addiction
Blood spilled over political differences in Hong Kong, with six hurt as knife-wielding man attacks family after argument

Four injured by attacker – who is in turn savaged by an angry crowd – after argument over political issues. Another man is hurt while protecting suspect.

4 Nov 2019 - 3:10PM

Four injured by attacker – who is in turn savaged by an angry crowd – after argument over political issues. Another man is hurt while protecting suspect.

Blood spilled over political differences in Hong Kong, with six hurt as knife-wielding man attacks family after argument
Hong Kong police criticised over close-range use of pepper spray but force insiders say weapon has to target people’s faces to be effective

Several protesters and journalists were seen being pepper-sprayed in the face during protests in Central and Mong Kok on Thursday.

3 Nov 2019 - 5:20PM

Several protesters and journalists were seen being pepper-sprayed in the face during protests in Central and Mong Kok on Thursday.

Hong Kong police criticised over close-range use of pepper spray but force insiders say weapon has to target people’s faces to be effective
‘Election meetings’ proposal by pan-democrats to circumvent Victoria Park rally ban would still be considered illegal, Hong Kong police warn

Organiser Ventus Lau’s earlier application for international aid rally deemed threat to public safety. Two other demonstrations for Saturday in Central approved.

2 Nov 2019 - 1:42PM

Organiser Ventus Lau’s earlier application for international aid rally deemed threat to public safety. Two other demonstrations for Saturday in Central approved.

‘Election meetings’ proposal by pan-democrats to circumvent Victoria Park rally ban would still be considered illegal, Hong Kong police warn
Hong Kong protests: police find pressurised gas canisters used to make bombs and arrest man selling stun guns online as force slams ‘monstrous violence’

Police also make arrest after it was revealed stun guns being sold online and used by mob who beat a man unconscious.

2 Nov 2019 - 3:09AM

Police also make arrest after it was revealed stun guns being sold online and used by mob who beat a man unconscious.

Hong Kong protests: police find pressurised gas canisters used to make bombs and arrest man selling stun guns online as force slams ‘monstrous violence’
Gender stereotyping can be reduced at a young age with proper intervention, study conducted on Hong Kong children finds

A study conducted jointly by Chinese University and the University of Toronto, Mississauga, looks at the effectiveness of interventional measures adopted in early childhood to prevent gender stereotyping.

1 Nov 2019 - 7:00AM

A study conducted jointly by Chinese University and the University of Toronto, Mississauga, looks at the effectiveness of interventional measures adopted in early childhood to prevent gender stereotyping.

Gender stereotyping can be reduced at a young age with proper intervention, study conducted on Hong Kong children finds
The Hongkongers from ethnic minorities who thank protest movement for helping them finally feel part of the city

Vivek Mahbubani says the ‘negative burden’ of ethnicity has been eased by solidarity felt from demonstrations.

30 Oct 2019 - 11:19AM

Vivek Mahbubani says the ‘negative burden’ of ethnicity has been eased by solidarity felt from demonstrations.

The Hongkongers from ethnic minorities who thank protest movement for helping them finally feel part of the city
Former Cathay executive appointed head of Hong Kong Tourism Board to rescue protest-hit industry suffering worst downturn since Sars

Dane Cheng’s first task is to reduce impact of demonstrations on battered sector, says lawmaker, as the industry suffers its worst downturn since Sars.

29 Oct 2019 - 10:45PM

Dane Cheng’s first task is to reduce impact of demonstrations on battered sector, says lawmaker, as the industry suffers its worst downturn since Sars.

Former Cathay executive appointed head of Hong Kong Tourism Board to rescue protest-hit industry suffering worst downturn since Sars
Hong Kong police apologise for tear-gassing pharmacy and restaurant during protests

But officers cannot explain how the medicine outlet in Kowloon became a victim of clearance operation during Sunday’s protests, shopkeeper says.

29 Oct 2019 - 9:18AM

But officers cannot explain how the medicine outlet in Kowloon became a victim of clearance operation during Sunday’s protests, shopkeeper says.

Hong Kong police apologise for tear-gassing pharmacy and restaurant during protests
Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities hailed by city’s Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, who says ‘their potential should not be overlooked’

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung makes comments in official blog week after police fired water cannon at mosque.

27 Oct 2019 - 10:33PM

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung makes comments in official blog week after police fired water cannon at mosque.

Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities hailed by city’s Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, who says ‘their potential should not be overlooked’
Hong Kong hit by violence and chaos as protests continue into 21st weekend

Once again violent mobs block roads, fight with police and hurl petrol bombs, vandalise shops, force the closure of MTR stations and disrupt train services.

28 Oct 2019 - 12:32PM

Once again violent mobs block roads, fight with police and hurl petrol bombs, vandalise shops, force the closure of MTR stations and disrupt train services.

Hong Kong hit by violence and chaos as protests continue into 21st weekend