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.

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Classes suspended at Hong Kong Design Institute after students vandalise campus demanding surveillance footage of classmate found dead in sea

Students smashed glass doors and security cameras on campus demanding complete surveillance footage of a schoolmate who was later found dead.

15 Oct 2019 - 6:57AM

Students smashed glass doors and security cameras on campus demanding complete surveillance footage of a schoolmate who was later found dead.

Classes suspended at Hong Kong Design Institute after students vandalise campus demanding surveillance footage of classmate found dead in sea
Hong Kong protests and ‘fake news’: in the psychological war for hearts and minds, disinformation becomes a weapon used by both sides

Hard for public to know what to believe, as both camps present skewed versions of protest events.

14 Oct 2019 - 10:29AM

Hard for public to know what to believe, as both camps present skewed versions of protest events.

Hong Kong protests and ‘fake news’: in the psychological war for hearts and minds, disinformation becomes a weapon used by both sides
Hong Kong protesters gather to mark Taiwan’s celebration of 108th anniversary of Republic of China in a show of defiance against Beijing

Demonstrators gather in areas such as Sai Ying Pun, Tsim Sha Tsui, Sha Tin, Kowloon Tong and Tai Koo.

11 Oct 2019 - 3:37AM

Demonstrators gather in areas such as Sai Ying Pun, Tsim Sha Tsui, Sha Tin, Kowloon Tong and Tai Koo.

Hong Kong protesters gather to mark Taiwan’s celebration of 108th anniversary of Republic of China in a show of defiance against Beijing
Mental health in Hong Kong at its worst level in eight years, affected by ongoing social unrest: survey

The average score for the 2019 mental health index is 46.41, below the passing score of 52.

11 Oct 2019 - 12:47AM

The average score for the 2019 mental health index is 46.41, below the passing score of 52.

Mental health in Hong Kong at its worst level in eight years, affected by ongoing social unrest: survey
Hong Kong Journalists Association takes police chief to court over acts allegedly affecting press freedom

Association says journalists covering protests have been subject to ‘deliberately aggressive and obstructive police tactics’.

4 Oct 2019 - 1:20AM

Association says journalists covering protests have been subject to ‘deliberately aggressive and obstructive police tactics’.

Hong Kong Journalists Association takes police chief to court over acts allegedly affecting press freedom
Indonesian journalist shot in the face will request Hong Kong Police to launch criminal probe into incident

Veby Indah’s lawyer Michael Vidler says police violated prescribed norms of using weapon by firing from potentially lethal distance and low angle.

1 Oct 2019 - 6:12AM

Veby Indah’s lawyer Michael Vidler says police violated prescribed norms of using weapon by firing from potentially lethal distance and low angle.

Indonesian journalist shot in the face will request Hong Kong Police to launch criminal probe into incident
Hong Kong protests: Civil Human Rights Front loses appeal against police ban of National Day march

Appeal board upholds police decision not to approve Civil Human Rights Front protests in Hong Kong, ‘based on violent events’ at previous marches.

30 Sep 2019 - 4:48PM

Appeal board upholds police decision not to approve Civil Human Rights Front protests in Hong Kong, ‘based on violent events’ at previous marches.

Hong Kong protests: Civil Human Rights Front loses appeal against police ban of National Day march
Arbitration agreement between Hong Kong and mainland China a ‘game-changer’ for city’s industry, Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng says

Hong Kong is only jurisdiction to have this arrangement with the mainland – Belt and Road Initiative was factor in discussions.

30 Sep 2019 - 8:36AM

Hong Kong is only jurisdiction to have this arrangement with the mainland – Belt and Road Initiative was factor in discussions.

Arbitration agreement between Hong Kong and mainland China a ‘game-changer’ for city’s industry, Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng says
Third pro-Beijing party offers aggressive proposal to solve Hong Kong’s housing shortage – which some blame for anti-government protest crisis

Business Professionals Alliance says renovating 19 ageing estates could add 135,000 units to city’s housing supply – others disagree.

24 Sep 2019 - 11:19PM

Business Professionals Alliance says renovating 19 ageing estates could add 135,000 units to city’s housing supply – others disagree.

Third pro-Beijing party offers aggressive proposal to solve Hong Kong’s housing shortage – which some blame for anti-government protest crisis
Education minister’s directive on National Day flag-raising is putting Hong Kong schools in difficult position amid protests, headmasters say

Kevin Yeung said on Saturday that schools should go ahead with National Day ceremony on October 1 despite fears among some of potential for trouble amid current social upheaval.

24 Sep 2019 - 3:27AM

Kevin Yeung said on Saturday that schools should go ahead with National Day ceremony on October 1 despite fears among some of potential for trouble amid current social upheaval.

Education minister’s directive on National Day flag-raising is putting Hong Kong schools in difficult position amid protests, headmasters say
Hong Kong protests: school students and residents join flash mob at shopping centre to sing popular anthem

A large banner was also unfurled at the event, organised by students from five secondary schools in Wong Tai Sin and also attended by local residents.

24 Sep 2019 - 4:04AM

A large banner was also unfurled at the event, organised by students from five secondary schools in Wong Tai Sin and also attended by local residents.

Hong Kong protests: school students and residents join flash mob at shopping centre to sing popular anthem
MTR stations shut and police fire tear gas in Sha Tin after Hong Kong protesters start fire and desecrate Chinese flag

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong took over shopping malls in Sha Tin and Nam Cheong on September 22, targeting businesses linked to mainland China, or seen as being pro-police or pro-government, and forcing them to close. The chaos in Sha Tin then escalated as protesters desecrated a national flag, built barricades and set fires, resulting in tear gas fired by police.

23 Sep 2019 - 8:48AM

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong took over shopping malls in Sha Tin and Nam Cheong on September 22, targeting businesses linked to mainland China, or seen as being pro-police or pro-government, and forcing them to close. The chaos in Sha Tin then escalated as protesters desecrated a national flag, built barricades and set fires, resulting in tear gas fired by police.

MTR stations shut and police fire tear gas in Sha Tin after Hong Kong protesters start fire and desecrate Chinese flag
Hong Kong airport disruption planned as another day of anti-government protest begins, with travellers preparing for the worst

Calls to ‘stress test’ airport’s travel links lead bosses to impose special measures, including reduced Airport Express service, as passengers prepare for chaos.

22 Sep 2019 - 9:52PM

Calls to ‘stress test’ airport’s travel links lead bosses to impose special measures, including reduced Airport Express service, as passengers prepare for chaos.

Hong Kong airport disruption planned as another day of anti-government protest begins, with travellers preparing for the worst
Pro-Beijing politicians float aggressive proposals to boost land supply for public housing in Hong Kong including fully taking back golf course and rezoning prime commercial site

Federation of Trade Unions’ lawmaker Alice Mak says Lands Resumption Ordinance should be used to take back all 172 hectares of Fanling golf course and that commercial space above West Kowloon station should be rezoned to provide an estimated 8,000 flats.

23 Sep 2019 - 12:17PM

Federation of Trade Unions’ lawmaker Alice Mak says Lands Resumption Ordinance should be used to take back all 172 hectares of Fanling golf course and that commercial space above West Kowloon station should be rezoned to provide an estimated 8,000 flats.

Pro-Beijing politicians float aggressive proposals to boost land supply for public housing in Hong Kong including fully taking back golf course and rezoning prime commercial site
Hong Kong’s school students and teachers are suffering from emotional problems over anti-government protests, survey finds

42 per cent of 168 schools surveyed reported protest-related emotional problems among students, while 25 per cent said teachers were also suffering.

19 Sep 2019 - 11:07PM

42 per cent of 168 schools surveyed reported protest-related emotional problems among students, while 25 per cent said teachers were also suffering.

Hong Kong’s school students and teachers are suffering from emotional problems over anti-government protests, survey finds
Football fans set aside club allegiances to kick off human chain at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park in show of support for protest movement

Fans chant protest slogans and sing the latest rally anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’.

19 Sep 2019 - 12:49AM

Fans chant protest slogans and sing the latest rally anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’.

Football fans set aside club allegiances to kick off human chain at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park in show of support for protest movement
Floral tributes reappear at Prince Edward station after repair work on exit that was trashed by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters

Station was site of clashes between demonstrators and police, and was one of 40 MTR facilities vandalised.

18 Sep 2019 - 7:05PM

Station was site of clashes between demonstrators and police, and was one of 40 MTR facilities vandalised.

Floral tributes reappear at Prince Edward station after repair work on exit that was trashed by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters
Pro-government demonstrators demand resignation of Hong Kong Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma over ‘lenience’ shown to democracy activists

Pro-government protesters allege judges have helped democracy activists by bailing them, but legal expert dismisses the opinion.

13 Sep 2019 - 5:04AM

Pro-government protesters allege judges have helped democracy activists by bailing them, but legal expert dismisses the opinion.

Pro-government demonstrators demand resignation of Hong Kong Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma over ‘lenience’ shown to democracy activists
Hong Kong anti-government protests could ‘negatively impact’ city’s declining suicide rate, local expert warns

City’s suicide rate was 12.2 per 100,000 in 2018, dropping from 12.8 the year before – but experts warns trend could reverse if ‘unrest continues’.

11 Sep 2019 - 12:38PM

City’s suicide rate was 12.2 per 100,000 in 2018, dropping from 12.8 the year before – but experts warns trend could reverse if ‘unrest continues’.

Hong Kong anti-government protests could ‘negatively impact’ city’s declining suicide rate, local expert warns
Prince Edward MTR station shut down as handful of protesters gather, while Hong Kong airport operator warns crowd at bus station to leave, citing court order

Station has become a flashpoint in protests rocking the city as people demand that rail operator release footage over August 31 police action.

7 Sep 2019 - 5:41PM

Station has become a flashpoint in protests rocking the city as people demand that rail operator release footage over August 31 police action.

Prince Edward MTR station shut down as handful of protesters gather, while Hong Kong airport operator warns crowd at bus station to leave, citing court order
Hong Kong protests: tear gas fired on Nathan Road as demonstrations force closure of multiple MTR stations, including Prince Edward, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei

Tear gas and street violence after crowds gather outside Prince Edward MTR demanding release of CCTV footage showing police action on train from August 31.

7 Sep 2019 - 1:12PM

Tear gas and street violence after crowds gather outside Prince Edward MTR demanding release of CCTV footage showing police action on train from August 31.

Hong Kong protests: tear gas fired on Nathan Road as demonstrations force closure of multiple MTR stations, including Prince Edward, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei
Students at Hong Kong secondary schools form human chains as part of class boycott, with pupils at one accusing management of restricting freedom of expression

Students at elite King’s College were joined by alumni in protest against school ban on using hall for boycott. Human chains also formed in four Tuen Mun schools. At Lingnan University, students delivered list of demands to president, which included removing lawmakers Junius Ho from university council.

5 Sep 2019 - 10:37PM

Students at elite King’s College were joined by alumni in protest against school ban on using hall for boycott. Human chains also formed in four Tuen Mun schools. At Lingnan University, students delivered list of demands to president, which included removing lawmakers Junius Ho from university council.

Students at Hong Kong secondary schools form human chains as part of class boycott, with pupils at one accusing management of restricting freedom of expression
Hong Kong protests: school pupil injured after being chased by police during anti-government demonstrations in Tai Po

Schoolboy suffers injuries as policeman chases him in front of Confucian Tai Shing Ho Kwok Pui Chun College in Tai Po on second day of citywide strike.

6 Sep 2019 - 1:46PM

Schoolboy suffers injuries as policeman chases him in front of Confucian Tai Shing Ho Kwok Pui Chun College in Tai Po on second day of citywide strike.

Hong Kong protests: school pupil injured after being chased by police during anti-government demonstrations in Tai Po
Police ban of mass Hong Kong protest planned by Civil Human Rights Front upheld on appeal

Civil Human Rights Front fails in bid to overturn decision to ban Saturday’s march and rally. Front says it will hold the protests another day instead.

30 Aug 2019 - 5:39PM

Civil Human Rights Front fails in bid to overturn decision to ban Saturday’s march and rally. Front says it will hold the protests another day instead.

Police ban of mass Hong Kong protest planned by Civil Human Rights Front upheld on appeal
Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung promises stern punishment for teachers who encourage bullying of Hong Kong police officers’ children

Warning comes as police association appeals for more support for children of local officers as the new school year begins.

30 Aug 2019 - 5:28AM

Warning comes as police association appeals for more support for children of local officers as the new school year begins.

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung promises stern punishment for teachers who encourage bullying of Hong Kong police officers’ children
Chinese apology for Philippine fishing boat sinking lands as Rodrigo Duterte heads to Beijing

Conciliatory gesture comes two months after collision in South China Sea left crew of 22 stranded.

28 Aug 2019 - 10:52PM

Conciliatory gesture comes two months after collision in South China Sea left crew of 22 stranded.

Chinese apology for Philippine fishing boat sinking lands as Rodrigo Duterte heads to Beijing
Chinese censorship laws could prompt foreign book publishers to look elsewhere for printers

Publishers from Australia and New Zealand hit by delays and cancellations because of need for printing firms to comply with local laws.

25 Aug 2019 - 9:56AM

Publishers from Australia and New Zealand hit by delays and cancellations because of need for printing firms to comply with local laws.

Chinese censorship laws could prompt foreign book publishers to look elsewhere for printers
Violence returns to Hong Kong streets on the 12th weekend of anti-government protests

Thousands of Hongkongers took part in an anti-government protests for a 12th consecutive weekend, but violence erupted when riot police and protesters clashed outside a police station in Kowloon. Police fired tear gas and rounds of non-lethal ammunition to disperse the crowd, which retreated a few blocks away. The protesters regrouped and put up barricades, resulting in another stand-off and firing of tear gas to clear the road.

25 Aug 2019 - 2:53AM

Thousands of Hongkongers took part in an anti-government protests for a 12th consecutive weekend, but violence erupted when riot police and protesters clashed outside a police station in Kowloon. Police fired tear gas and rounds of non-lethal ammunition to disperse the crowd, which retreated a few blocks away. The protesters regrouped and put up barricades, resulting in another stand-off and firing of tear gas to clear the road.

Violence returns to Hong Kong streets on the 12th weekend of anti-government protests
Angry residents confront Hong Kong’s MTR staff over closure of train services and stations on Kwun Tong line before protest march

Rail giant slammed for what critics say are inconveniences to commuters and a deliberate bid to suppress demonstration.

24 Aug 2019 - 10:04PM

Rail giant slammed for what critics say are inconveniences to commuters and a deliberate bid to suppress demonstration.

Angry residents confront Hong Kong’s MTR staff over closure of train services and stations on Kwun Tong line before protest march
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