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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How collapse of the Soviet Union still weighs on Chinese leaders’ minds 30 years on

The political turmoil that ended the world’s first communist state spurred Beijing to maintain tight political control while it allowed economic liberalisation.

The political turmoil that ended the world’s first communist state spurred Beijing to maintain tight political control while it allowed economic liberalisation.

1 Jan 2022 - 8:00PM
China’s celebrities and internet influencers given 10 days to pay outstanding taxes

Tax bureaus in some of nation’s most prosperous regions tell those with unpaid or incorrectly filed taxes to take action before year’s end or face punishment.

Tax bureaus in some of nation’s most prosperous regions tell those with unpaid or incorrectly filed taxes to take action before year’s end or face punishment.

23 Dec 2021 - 7:00AM
WTA ‘not satisfied’ by China tennis star Peng Shuai’s sex claim denial

Women’s Tennis Association says the former doubles champion’s media interview has not addressed its concerns about her well-being.

Women’s Tennis Association says the former doubles champion’s media interview has not addressed its concerns about her well-being.

20 Dec 2021 - 9:52PM
Yidiresi Aishan: rights group appeals to UN over Moroccan court’s extradition ruling against Uygur dissident

Safeguard Defenders says sending activist back to China would be in blatant disregard of safeguards against risk of torture.

Safeguard Defenders says sending activist back to China would be in blatant disregard of safeguards against risk of torture.

17 Dec 2021 - 1:16AM
Chinese scientist hits back at Wuhan market coronavirus origin paper

Liang Wannian takes aim at suggestions of strong evidence linking the market with early community transmission.

Liang Wannian takes aim at suggestions of strong evidence linking the market with early community transmission.

11 Dec 2021 - 11:00PM
China can learn from the West about mRNA vaccines, top disease expert says

Countries should be open to mixing and matching shots if the approach works, Zhong Nanshan says.

Countries should be open to mixing and matching shots if the approach works, Zhong Nanshan says.

11 Dec 2021 - 7:52PM
Group of Chevening scholars call on China to release detained #MeToo, labour activists

Sophia Huang, who was awarded the UK scholarship, and her friend Wang Jianbing were arrested three months ago on suspicion of ‘inciting subversion of state power’.

Sophia Huang, who was awarded the UK scholarship, and her friend Wang Jianbing were arrested three months ago on suspicion of ‘inciting subversion of state power’.

9 Dec 2021 - 5:27PM
China’s lunar rover Yutu 2 is on a mission to investigate mystery object on far side of the moon

Yutu 2 mission team notices ‘mystery hut’ while examining series of images taken by the rover, according to Chinese space media outlet

Yutu 2 mission team notices ‘mystery hut’ while examining series of images taken by the rover, according to Chinese space media outlet

6 Dec 2021 - 5:00PM
China is touting its ‘whole process democracy’ as the superior model. So how does it work in practice?

Beijing is trying to portray is system as more representative and effective than the US model, but grass-roots voters and candidates complain of being silenced.

Beijing is trying to portray is system as more representative and effective than the US model, but grass-roots voters and candidates complain of being silenced.

4 Dec 2021 - 2:34PM
Beijing condemns Solomon Islands violence and attacks on Chinese businesses

Chinese foreign ministry also voices support for South Pacific nation’s decision to switch diplomatic ties from Taipei.

Chinese foreign ministry also voices support for South Pacific nation’s decision to switch diplomatic ties from Taipei.

26 Nov 2021 - 8:15PM
China’s nominee wins Interpol seat despite concerns of human rights groups

Hu Binchen’s win helps China use body for repressive policies, endangering Hongkonger, Uygur, Tibetan, Taiwanese and Chinese dissidents, lawmaker alliance says.

Hu Binchen’s win helps China use body for repressive policies, endangering Hongkonger, Uygur, Tibetan, Taiwanese and Chinese dissidents, lawmaker alliance says.

26 Nov 2021 - 2:26AM
Peng Shuai: IOC defends handling of human rights concerns in China ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics

Critics accuse IOC of ignoring human rights issues but it says awarding the Olympics does not equal taking a stand on a host’s politics or other matters.

Critics accuse IOC of ignoring human rights issues but it says awarding the Olympics does not equal taking a stand on a host’s politics or other matters.

26 Nov 2021 - 12:42AM
Russia’s Vladimir Putin will be in Beijing for 2022 Winter Olympics

The announcement comes at a time when major winter sport countries such as the US and Canada are considering a diplomatic boycott.

The announcement comes at a time when major winter sport countries such as the US and Canada are considering a diplomatic boycott.

23 Nov 2021 - 9:43PM
Time for fresh look at China’s unique global donor-borrower role: report

Centre for Global Development says China is second in voting power in development banks and made large contributions to United Nations agencies.

Centre for Global Development says China is second in voting power in development banks and made large contributions to United Nations agencies.

20 Nov 2021 - 10:27PM
China’s nominee to Interpol committee opposed by lawmakers from 20 countries

Electing Hu Binchen would endorse misuse of the police body, endangering Hong Kong, Uygur, Tibetan, Taiwanese and Chinese dissidents, they say in letter.

Electing Hu Binchen would endorse misuse of the police body, endangering Hong Kong, Uygur, Tibetan, Taiwanese and Chinese dissidents, they say in letter.

15 Nov 2021 - 9:55PM
COP26 summit: China’s climate commitments in the spotlight after coal pledge is watered down

A last-minute intervention by India and China downgraded a pledge to end the use of the fossil fuel, a move condemned by vulnerable nations.

A last-minute intervention by India and China downgraded a pledge to end the use of the fossil fuel, a move condemned by vulnerable nations.

15 Nov 2021 - 3:00AM
Coronavirus in China: tolerance wanes for Chengdu’s track and test regime

People in Chengdu find the local authority’s stringent measures to contain the latest Covid-19 outbreak harder to endure.

People in Chengdu find the local authority’s stringent measures to contain the latest Covid-19 outbreak harder to endure.

14 Nov 2021 - 9:20PM
Plenty of fish in the ocean? Not so around China, says study warning of seafood collapse

Scientists modelled the impact of climate change and overfishing in the South and East China seas by 2100.

Scientists modelled the impact of climate change and overfishing in the South and East China seas by 2100.

13 Nov 2021 - 10:31PM
Leaders of China and the US set for same virtual stage at Apec trade forum this week

Host New Zealand is talking up opportunities for leaders to discuss and tackle challenges such as the pandemic and climate change.

Host New Zealand is talking up opportunities for leaders to discuss and tackle challenges such as the pandemic and climate change.

10 Nov 2021 - 11:41PM
China records 65 local Covid-19 cases as people flee testing in Chengdu

More than a dozen filmed scaling fences and escaping through bushes to avoid mandatory testing in Sichuan capital.

More than a dozen filmed scaling fences and escaping through bushes to avoid mandatory testing in Sichuan capital.

8 Nov 2021 - 10:56PM
Explainer | Why China is funding a base in Tajikistan

The country’s long borders with China and Afghanistan are an obvious security concern but its geography is also important for Beijing’s economic plans.

The country’s long borders with China and Afghanistan are an obvious security concern but its geography is also important for Beijing’s economic plans.

7 Nov 2021 - 10:08PM
Beijing quells rumours of looming Taiwan war stoked by fake PLA texts and misunderstood stockpile memo

Rumour mill started after the Ministry of Commerce urged families to stockpile essentials but state media says the public read too much into the statement.

Rumour mill started after the Ministry of Commerce urged families to stockpile essentials but state media says the public read too much into the statement.

3 Nov 2021 - 9:03PM
‘Music diplomacy’ hopes for US-China harmony voiced at launch of Juilliard School campus in Tianjin

Outpost of famed New York performing arts conservatory started operating last year but recent inauguration praises US-China cultural exchange.

Outpost of famed New York performing arts conservatory started operating last year but recent inauguration praises US-China cultural exchange.

1 Nov 2021 - 10:28PM
Chinese military may have an edge over US on artificial intelligence research, report warns

Report by Georgetown University says PLA spending may be higher than America’s and adds that many of its suppliers could gain access to US technology.

Report by Georgetown University says PLA spending may be higher than America’s and adds that many of its suppliers could gain access to US technology.

30 Oct 2021 - 4:18PM
Party chief in Inner Mongolia sacked over ‘insufficient’ Covid-19 response

Chen Zhanyun has been removed as secretary of Ejina banner, a job he had been in for less than two months.

Chen Zhanyun has been removed as secretary of Ejina banner, a job he had been in for less than two months.

26 Oct 2021 - 10:58PM
China’s largest, most advanced civilian patrol boat ‘could be used to support South China Sea claims’

One military observer warns that deploying it to disputed waters risks triggering an international incident with rival claimants.

One military observer warns that deploying it to disputed waters risks triggering an international incident with rival claimants.

26 Oct 2021 - 12:19PM
No mixed Covid-19 booster shots for China until scientists are sure, top disease expert says

A mix-and-match strategy may even be better than a third jab using the same vaccine, but regulators must wait for confirmed data, Shao Yiming told CCTV

A mix-and-match strategy may even be better than a third jab using the same vaccine, but regulators must wait for confirmed data, Shao Yiming told CCTV

24 Oct 2021 - 10:31AM
China passes new law ordering parents to do more to lift ‘twin pressures’ of homework and private tuition

Legislation, which also reinforces curbs on the amount of time children can spend playing video games, follows a recent crackdown on the tutoring industry.

Legislation, which also reinforces curbs on the amount of time children can spend playing video games, follows a recent crackdown on the tutoring industry.

23 Oct 2021 - 10:48PM
Olympic cauldron lit in Beijing as protesters face court in Athens

Beijing receives the flame for the 2022 Winter Games from Greece, where activists held after disrupting the torch lighting ceremony are expected in court.

Beijing receives the flame for the 2022 Winter Games from Greece, where activists held after disrupting the torch lighting ceremony are expected in court.

20 Oct 2021 - 9:01PM
Chinese police offer US$23,000 reward for North Korean prison escapee

39-year-old convict went on the run on Monday night after climbing the facility’s walls.

39-year-old convict went on the run on Monday night after climbing the facility’s walls.

21 Oct 2021 - 9:47AM