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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Coronavirus: Wuhan eases lockdown then U-turns 3 hours later, while China’s daily deaths rise 55 per cent

Three top Communist Party leaders in city of Dali sacked for intercepting masks, while Guangdong, the second worst-hit province after Hubei, lowers its alert.

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Three top Communist Party leaders in city of Dali sacked for intercepting masks, while Guangdong, the second worst-hit province after Hubei, lowers its alert.

Coronavirus: Wuhan eases lockdown then U-turns 3 hours later, while China’s daily deaths rise 55 per cent
Locked in the land of loss and regretting: one month in China under coronavirus siege

Through quiet kindness and sudden trauma, people in Wuhan are confronting a life-altering experience.

23 Feb 2020 - 11:29PM

Through quiet kindness and sudden trauma, people in Wuhan are confronting a life-altering experience.

Locked in the land of loss and regretting: one month in China under coronavirus siege
China sends in top investigators after coronavirus erupts in jails

More than 500 prisoners and guards in three provinces diagnosed with the illness.

22 Feb 2020 - 12:41AM

More than 500 prisoners and guards in three provinces diagnosed with the illness.

China sends in top investigators after coronavirus erupts in jails
Coronavirus: cases have not yet peaked, Xi Jinping tells Politburo

Battles still to be fought at the epicentre of the epidemic, president says.

23 Feb 2020 - 11:00AM

Battles still to be fought at the epicentre of the epidemic, president says.

Coronavirus: cases have not yet peaked, Xi Jinping tells Politburo
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
Coronavirus: vital to stop human-to-human spread in Wuhan, says China’s top expert as death toll hits 1,868

WHO delegation of medical experts heading to other regions after meetings in Beijing – but will not visit the outbreak’s epicentre of Hubei.

18 Feb 2020 - 9:49PM

WHO delegation of medical experts heading to other regions after meetings in Beijing – but will not visit the outbreak’s epicentre of Hubei.

Coronavirus: vital to stop human-to-human spread in Wuhan, says China’s top expert as death toll hits 1,868
Missing Chinese citizen journalists highlight risks of telling Wuhan’s story during coronavirus outbreak

Chen Qiushi and Fang Bin had become well known for their reports from the city at the centre of the Covid-19 outbreak, but both are now thought to have been taken away by the authorities.

15 Feb 2020 - 11:35PM

Chen Qiushi and Fang Bin had become well known for their reports from the city at the centre of the Covid-19 outbreak, but both are now thought to have been taken away by the authorities.

Missing Chinese citizen journalists highlight risks of telling Wuhan’s story during coronavirus outbreak
Mahjong and talking pigs – unusual coronavirus challenges facing Chinese authorities

People continued to gather to play mahjong despite orders aimed at preventing spread of the virus, while police have acted to stop rumours about the outbreak.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:19PM

People continued to gather to play mahjong despite orders aimed at preventing spread of the virus, while police have acted to stop rumours about the outbreak.

Mahjong and talking pigs – unusual coronavirus challenges facing Chinese authorities
Coronavirus: mother of whistle-blower Li Wenliang demands answers for his treatment by Wuhan police

Doctor Li Wenliang died on Friday after becoming infected while fighting the outbreak on the medical front line.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:18PM

Doctor Li Wenliang died on Friday after becoming infected while fighting the outbreak on the medical front line.

Coronavirus: mother of whistle-blower Li Wenliang demands answers for his treatment by Wuhan police
Coronavirus recovery rates ‘promising’, infectious disease expert says

Small sample of people discharged from hospital after being infected shows people in serious and critical condition can be treated, Peking University specialist says.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:42PM

Small sample of people discharged from hospital after being infected shows people in serious and critical condition can be treated, Peking University specialist says.

Coronavirus recovery rates ‘promising’, infectious disease expert says
Shanghai adds aerosol infection to coronavirus risk list

As the Chinese government scrambles to contain the outbreak, the contagion has spread to at least 24 other countries, sickening more than 270 outside China.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:32PM

As the Chinese government scrambles to contain the outbreak, the contagion has spread to at least 24 other countries, sickening more than 270 outside China.

Shanghai adds aerosol infection to coronavirus risk list
Coronavirus: Wuhan Communist Party official apologises for failure to provide patients treatment

‘We are in pain and feel regrettable that a lot of the patients … were unable to receive proper treatment,’ Hu Lishan, the deputy secretary of the Communist Party in Wuhan, says as emergency hospitals are built and researchers race to find a cure.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:52PM

‘We are in pain and feel regrettable that a lot of the patients … were unable to receive proper treatment,’ Hu Lishan, the deputy secretary of the Communist Party in Wuhan, says as emergency hospitals are built and researchers race to find a cure.

Coronavirus: Wuhan Communist Party official apologises for failure to provide patients treatment
Taiwan halts visas for Hong Kong and Macau citizens as coronavirus deaths reach 565 globally

Self-governed island wary of fresh infections in the two cities, while there are 3,694 confirmed new cases in mainland China, with 73 new deaths.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:51PM

Self-governed island wary of fresh infections in the two cities, while there are 3,694 confirmed new cases in mainland China, with 73 new deaths.

Taiwan halts visas for Hong Kong and Macau citizens as coronavirus deaths reach 565 globally
China adds new symptoms to coronavirus diagnostic list

Health authorities also warn that discovery of virus in patients’ faeces suggest that it could be another source of transmission.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:03PM

Health authorities also warn that discovery of virus in patients’ faeces suggest that it could be another source of transmission.

China adds new symptoms to coronavirus diagnostic list
China targets mild coronavirus cases with new Wuhan medical shelters

Teams from throughout the country to be deployed to cut the number of patients reaching severe stage of illness.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:12PM

Teams from throughout the country to be deployed to cut the number of patients reaching severe stage of illness.

China targets mild coronavirus cases with new Wuhan medical shelters
China’s race to build temporary hospitals to fight coronavirus ‘too little too late’

Three makeshift facilities are under construction in Hubei, but academic says they may be substandard, and specialist centres should already be in place.

15 Feb 2020 - 5:21PM

Three makeshift facilities are under construction in Hubei, but academic says they may be substandard, and specialist centres should already be in place.

China’s race to build temporary hospitals to fight coronavirus ‘too little too late’
Life in the time of coronavirus: how Wuhan made it through a week in lockdown

The millions of people left in the closed city are finding new ways to help others and entertain themselves as they wait for the deadly outbreak to be over.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:01PM

The millions of people left in the closed city are finding new ways to help others and entertain themselves as they wait for the deadly outbreak to be over.

Life in the time of coronavirus: how Wuhan made it through a week in lockdown
Cross infection at China’s coronavirus epicentre?

Li Ruiqi’s mother went into a Wuhan hospital for an operation. Now she has the infection but nowhere to go for treatment.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:02PM

Li Ruiqi’s mother went into a Wuhan hospital for an operation. Now she has the infection but nowhere to go for treatment.

Cross infection at China’s coronavirus epicentre?
Former Chinese university vice-president fired, kicked out of party after #MeToo allegation

Cai Xiang was also kicked out of the Communist Party after he was found to have maintained ‘inappropriate sexual relationships, accepted bribes and misused public funds’.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:26PM

Cai Xiang was also kicked out of the Communist Party after he was found to have maintained ‘inappropriate sexual relationships, accepted bribes and misused public funds’.

Former Chinese university vice-president fired, kicked out of party after #MeToo allegation
Chinese city at centre of mysterious pneumonia outbreak remains calm

Few signs of extra precautions visible in Wuhan city on Saturday despite spike in number of infections the previous day.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:40PM

Few signs of extra precautions visible in Wuhan city on Saturday despite spike in number of infections the previous day.

Chinese city at centre of mysterious pneumonia outbreak remains calm
Wuhan pneumonia: Hong Kong patients who visited Chinese city no longer showing signs of fever, with two discharged from hospital

City’s health authorities unveil raft of prevention measures to screen all travellers coming from Wuhan as WHO says no need for travel alert.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:51PM

City’s health authorities unveil raft of prevention measures to screen all travellers coming from Wuhan as WHO says no need for travel alert.

Wuhan pneumonia: Hong Kong patients who visited Chinese city no longer showing signs of fever, with two discharged from hospital
China adds 33 drugs to its plan to offer patients more affordable treatment

Generic cancer and diabetes drugs added to procurement process, as Beijing aims to address high cost of treatment and unequal access to services.

15 Feb 2020 - 12:35PM

Generic cancer and diabetes drugs added to procurement process, as Beijing aims to address high cost of treatment and unequal access to services.

China adds 33 drugs to its plan to offer patients more affordable treatment
Chinese pastor Wang Yi gets nine years in jail for ‘inciting subversion’

Early Rain Covenant Church founder had been detained for 12 months after being picked up during overnight raids.

30 Dec 2019 - 11:39PM

Early Rain Covenant Church founder had been detained for 12 months after being picked up during overnight raids.

Chinese pastor Wang Yi gets nine years in jail for ‘inciting subversion’
China set to abolish forced labour detention system for sex workers

‘Custody and education’ allows prostitutes and clients to be detained for up to two years without trial, and forced to make toys and household goods.

2 Jan 2020 - 12:43PM

‘Custody and education’ allows prostitutes and clients to be detained for up to two years without trial, and forced to make toys and household goods.

China set to abolish forced labour detention system for sex workers
Extension of maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks will come into effect by 2021, Hong Kong labour and welfare minister says

Once bill is passed, the Hong Kong government will bear the cost of the extra four weeks, capped at HK$36,822 per employee.

22 Dec 2019 - 9:44PM

Once bill is passed, the Hong Kong government will bear the cost of the extra four weeks, capped at HK$36,822 per employee.

Extension of maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks will come into effect by 2021, Hong Kong labour and welfare minister says
Detained Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai ‘alive and well’, Chinese ambassador to Sweden says

Gui Congyou tells Swedish newspaper that country must face the consequences of ‘meddling’ in China’s affairs after row over human rights prize.

20 Dec 2019 - 10:58PM

Gui Congyou tells Swedish newspaper that country must face the consequences of ‘meddling’ in China’s affairs after row over human rights prize.

Detained Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai ‘alive and well’, Chinese ambassador to Sweden says
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil deceived by ‘fake news’ on Xinjiang, China says

Foreign ministry invites Ozil to see the region’s ‘stable political situation’ for himself.

16 Dec 2019 - 8:20PM

Foreign ministry invites Ozil to see the region’s ‘stable political situation’ for himself.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil deceived by ‘fake news’ on Xinjiang, China says
Unofficial survey reveals appalling conditions in China’s detention centres

Lawyers across the country filled in questionnaires after speaking to their clients. Abuses included detainees being beaten by guards, going hungry or being deprived of medical treatment.

14 Dec 2019 - 10:30AM

Lawyers across the country filled in questionnaires after speaking to their clients. Abuses included detainees being beaten by guards, going hungry or being deprived of medical treatment.

Unofficial survey reveals appalling conditions in China’s detention centres
China cuts prices for 70 more drugs after talks with pharmaceutical firms

National regulator says many imports will have ‘the lowest price in the world’ after 70 new products, including cancer drugs, are added to the country’s list of subsidised treatments.

2 Jan 2020 - 12:17PM

National regulator says many imports will have ‘the lowest price in the world’ after 70 new products, including cancer drugs, are added to the country’s list of subsidised treatments.

China cuts prices for 70 more drugs after talks with pharmaceutical firms
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