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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Chinese environmentalists up in arms over forest destroyed to make way for vineyards

The authorities in Gansu have promised to investigate amid a growing outcry over the loss of the forest near the ancient Silk Road city of Dunhuang.

24 Jan 2021 - 11:32PM

The authorities in Gansu have promised to investigate amid a growing outcry over the loss of the forest near the ancient Silk Road city of Dunhuang.

Chinese environmentalists up in arms over forest destroyed to make way for vineyards
11 Chinese gold miners rescued after two weeks underground

Hunt goes on for 10 people caught in blast on January 10 that happened just days after authorities claimed a victory in reducing workplace accidents and deaths.

24 Jan 2021 - 11:22PM

Hunt goes on for 10 people caught in blast on January 10 that happened just days after authorities claimed a victory in reducing workplace accidents and deaths.

11 Chinese gold miners rescued after two weeks underground
Author still dealing with backlash over Wuhan Diary on city’s fight against Covid-19

Fang Fang says her book was an attempt to share a truthful, personal account of events in the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first identified.

23 Jan 2021 - 10:02PM

Fang Fang says her book was an attempt to share a truthful, personal account of events in the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first identified.

Author still dealing with backlash over Wuhan Diary on city’s fight against Covid-19
As Chinese cities face new Covid-19 lockdowns, have lessons of 2020 been learned?

Residents complain amid echoes in Hebei of Wuhan last year, with students stranded in icy conditions and some people unable to get routine medical treatment.

19 Jan 2021 - 11:02PM

Residents complain amid echoes in Hebei of Wuhan last year, with students stranded in icy conditions and some people unable to get routine medical treatment.

As Chinese cities face new Covid-19 lockdowns, have lessons of 2020 been learned?
Coronavirus in Chinese ice cream raises new alarm over infection via food

Products made in Tianjin had traces that authorities said may have come from Ukrainian milk powder, posing different questions to those for food that is cooked.

19 Jan 2021 - 11:02PM

Products made in Tianjin had traces that authorities said may have come from Ukrainian milk powder, posing different questions to those for food that is cooked.

Coronavirus in Chinese ice cream raises new alarm over infection via food
Chinese media and scholars react to Trump’s Twitter and Facebook ban with derision amid China’s Big Tech crackdown

Chinese pundits and academics call Trump’s social media ban a cautionary tale as the country cracks down on Big Tech.

13 Jan 2021 - 10:20PM

Chinese pundits and academics call Trump’s social media ban a cautionary tale as the country cracks down on Big Tech.

Chinese media and scholars react to Trump’s Twitter and Facebook ban with derision amid China’s Big Tech crackdown
Liberal voices in China fall silent after coronavirus

Activists fear for future as Chinese people increasingly find Western-style liberalism unconvincing, even irrelevant.

12 Jan 2021 - 9:14AM

Activists fear for future as Chinese people increasingly find Western-style liberalism unconvincing, even irrelevant.

Liberal voices in China fall silent after coronavirus
Trump, Tiananmen and the Chinese exile divide over the Capitol siege

A former student leader draws parallels between the crackdown in 1989 and the storming of the US legislature.

10 Jan 2021 - 10:23PM

A former student leader draws parallels between the crackdown in 1989 and the storming of the US legislature.

Trump, Tiananmen and the Chinese exile divide over the Capitol siege
Coronavirus: 9 million vaccinated in China’s free inoculation drive

Health officials outline plans to ramp up national immunisation programme as Hebei province battles surge in cases.

10 Jan 2021 - 3:04PM

Health officials outline plans to ramp up national immunisation programme as Hebei province battles surge in cases.

Coronavirus: 9 million vaccinated in China’s free inoculation drive
China ‘in close communication’ with WHO on Covid-19 origins mission

Foreign ministry says arrangements are still being discussed for team of international scientists to visit the country.

6 Jan 2021 - 11:25PM

Foreign ministry says arrangements are still being discussed for team of international scientists to visit the country.

China ‘in close communication’ with WHO on Covid-19 origins mission
5 Chinese social media stars using their influencer fame for good, from a girl fighting climate change just like Greta Thunberg to a doctor giving Covid-19 tips

From a woman who donated sanitary products to female health care workers during the pandemic to a streaming host working to alleviate poverty, here are five Chinese KOLs using their fame for good.

22 Dec 2020 - 8:15PM

From a woman who donated sanitary products to female health care workers during the pandemic to a streaming host working to alleviate poverty, here are five Chinese KOLs using their fame for good.

5 Chinese social media stars using their influencer fame for good, from a girl fighting climate change just like Greta Thunberg to a doctor giving Covid-19 tips
China puts Han official in charge of ethnic minority affairs as Beijing steps up push for integration

The appointment is the latest shift away from the long-standing policy of giving minority groups autonomy and comes as the party tightens its control

20 Dec 2020 - 11:40AM

The appointment is the latest shift away from the long-standing policy of giving minority groups autonomy and comes as the party tightens its control

China puts Han official in charge of ethnic minority affairs as Beijing steps up push for integration
The top buzzwords of 2020 in China: from the country’s fight against Covid-19 to how a person shows off on social media

This year’s list of the most used new expressions in the country has been released – and many relate to the coronavirus pandemic or reflect the social inequality in China.

14 Dec 2020 - 5:51PM

This year’s list of the most used new expressions in the country has been released – and many relate to the coronavirus pandemic or reflect the social inequality in China.

The top buzzwords of 2020 in China: from the country’s fight against Covid-19 to how a person shows off on social media
What to do when the UN human rights office may have violated human rights?

Revelation that names of activists were provided to China spurred a years-long legal fight which is not over yet.

13 Dec 2020 - 9:33PM

Revelation that names of activists were provided to China spurred a years-long legal fight which is not over yet.

What to do when the UN human rights office may have violated human rights?
Interpol’s Operation First Light snares 21,500 telecoms fraudsters with China’s help

US$154 million in illicit funds seized during year-long investigation, supported by law enforcement agencies in 35 countries.

12 Dec 2020 - 10:25PM

US$154 million in illicit funds seized during year-long investigation, supported by law enforcement agencies in 35 countries.

Interpol’s Operation First Light snares 21,500 telecoms fraudsters with China’s help
Monster Hunter movie pulled from Chinese cinemas after backlash over ‘insulting’ joke

A pun on the words ‘Chinese’ and ‘knees’ angered many on social media and prompted calls for a boycott.

7 Dec 2020 - 3:06PM

A pun on the words ‘Chinese’ and ‘knees’ angered many on social media and prompted calls for a boycott.

Monster Hunter movie pulled from Chinese cinemas after backlash over ‘insulting’ joke
China-US relations: a clash of values that could ‘turn out badly’

The Chinese economy is growing while everyone else is shrinking, with Beijing on track to displace Washington in Asia, he says.

6 Dec 2020 - 7:00PM

The Chinese economy is growing while everyone else is shrinking, with Beijing on track to displace Washington in Asia, he says.

China-US relations: a clash of values that could ‘turn out badly’
After Britain, US could be next to approve Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for use

US Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee will meet on December 10; BioNTech official says company is engaged with agencies in several countries and will be ready to roll out vaccine quickly after approvals.

3 Dec 2020 - 12:54AM

US Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee will meet on December 10; BioNTech official says company is engaged with agencies in several countries and will be ready to roll out vaccine quickly after approvals.

After Britain, US could be next to approve Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for use
American study finds signs of coronavirus in US before China outbreak

US CDC says blood samples taken in nine states before cases were reported in Wuhan tested positive for antibodies for the pathogen.

4 Dec 2020 - 10:22AM

US CDC says blood samples taken in nine states before cases were reported in Wuhan tested positive for antibodies for the pathogen.

American study finds signs of coronavirus in US before China outbreak
Australian researcher hits back at Chinese tabloid over Xinjiang report

ASPI analyst says Global Times’ attempt to debunk report on the far western region amounts to ‘lies’.

1 Dec 2020 - 7:55AM

ASPI analyst says Global Times’ attempt to debunk report on the far western region amounts to ‘lies’.

Australian researcher hits back at Chinese tabloid over Xinjiang report
Coronavirus: concerns grow over rule-breaking as restrictions take their toll on people’s well-being

Social distancing and quarantine rules are affecting people’s mental health, but attempts to flout the rules risk spreading Covid-19.

28 Nov 2020 - 2:05AM

Social distancing and quarantine rules are affecting people’s mental health, but attempts to flout the rules risk spreading Covid-19.

Coronavirus: concerns grow over rule-breaking as restrictions take their toll on people’s well-being
Coronavirus: more heat than light in quest for origin of Covid-19

The WHO, an Italian study and a team from a medical journal are on trail of the source of the pathogen but there’s still no answer as to where it made the leap to humans.

25 Nov 2020 - 6:46AM

The WHO, an Italian study and a team from a medical journal are on trail of the source of the pathogen but there’s still no answer as to where it made the leap to humans.

Coronavirus: more heat than light in quest for origin of Covid-19
3 dead in China road crash involving 40 vehicles and chemical tanker

Rescue efforts continuing after fire engulfs several vehicles in the collision in foggy, icy conditions.

24 Nov 2020 - 3:11PM

Rescue efforts continuing after fire engulfs several vehicles in the collision in foggy, icy conditions.

3 dead in China road crash involving 40 vehicles and chemical tanker
Even in the coronavirus era, politics trumps public health when Taiwan is involved

Island has once again been denied permission to take part in the World Health Assembly despite its exemplary handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

14 Nov 2020 - 6:18AM

Island has once again been denied permission to take part in the World Health Assembly despite its exemplary handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Even in the coronavirus era, politics trumps public health when Taiwan is involved
President Xi Jinping talks the talk on conservation, fails to walk the walk in Antarctica

China says it wants to be a leader in ecological governance, but has sided with Russia to block proposed protected areas in the Southern Ocean.

7 Nov 2020 - 9:00AM

China says it wants to be a leader in ecological governance, but has sided with Russia to block proposed protected areas in the Southern Ocean.

President Xi Jinping talks the talk on conservation, fails to walk the walk in Antarctica
Chinese fugitive Guo Wengui ‘spread Biden-China claim to impact US election’

Unverified stories linking Democrat Joe Biden’s son Hunter to China was part of an interference campaign, former Guo collaborator John Pan says.

3 Nov 2020 - 5:24AM

Unverified stories linking Democrat Joe Biden’s son Hunter to China was part of an interference campaign, former Guo collaborator John Pan says.

Chinese fugitive Guo Wengui ‘spread Biden-China claim to impact US election’
Will China follow through on green pledge with Antarctica protections?

Environmentalists hope Beijing will support largest conservation zone deal in history to protect Great Southern Ocean.

26 Oct 2020 - 9:01PM

Environmentalists hope Beijing will support largest conservation zone deal in history to protect Great Southern Ocean.

Will China follow through on green pledge with Antarctica protections?
China promises to sell Covid-19 vaccines at ‘fair and reasonable’ price around the world

Head of country’s vaccine task force says poor countries will be given financial help to buy drugs that will prove to be a ‘global public good’.

23 Oct 2020 - 11:55AM

Head of country’s vaccine task force says poor countries will be given financial help to buy drugs that will prove to be a ‘global public good’.

China promises to sell Covid-19 vaccines at ‘fair and reasonable’ price around the world
Coronavirus: China will fulfil its promise to make its vaccines a global public good, foreign minister says

Beijing will also ‘contribute to the accessibility and affordability of the vaccines in developing countries’, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says.

19 Oct 2020 - 4:22PM

Beijing will also ‘contribute to the accessibility and affordability of the vaccines in developing countries’, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says.

Coronavirus: China will fulfil its promise to make its vaccines a global public good, foreign minister says
Beijing bans personal pilgrimages to Mecca for Chinese Muslims

Religious affairs administration releases new rules defining patriotic requirements for pilgrims.

15 Oct 2020 - 11:45PM

Religious affairs administration releases new rules defining patriotic requirements for pilgrims.

Beijing bans personal pilgrimages to Mecca for Chinese Muslims