Linda Lew

Hong Kong

Linda Lew

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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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US beats China in coronavirus funding to WHO, despite threats to withdraw

United States is eighth-largest donor to pandemic fighting fund while China’s contributions put it in tenth place.

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United States is eighth-largest donor to pandemic fighting fund while China’s contributions put it in tenth place.

US beats China in coronavirus funding to WHO, despite threats to withdraw
No sign of big mutations in coronavirus strains, study finds

Italian researchers say there is little difference between the varieties circulating worldwide but monitoring should continue.

6 Aug 2020 - 12:38AM

Italian researchers say there is little difference between the varieties circulating worldwide but monitoring should continue.

No sign of big mutations in coronavirus strains, study finds
China ready for US talks at ‘any time, any issue and any level’

Chinese foreign minister says Beijing will remain frank and calm in response to ‘impulsive and restless’ Washington.

6 Aug 2020 - 12:45AM

Chinese foreign minister says Beijing will remain frank and calm in response to ‘impulsive and restless’ Washington.

China ready for US talks at ‘any time, any issue and any level’
China bans squid catch in some overseas waters with overfishing in spotlight

Three-month halt in parts of Atlantic and Pacific after backlash against Chinese fishers, accused of violating nations‘ sovereign rights and harming ecosystems.

5 Aug 2020 - 5:35PM

Three-month halt in parts of Atlantic and Pacific after backlash against Chinese fishers, accused of violating nations‘ sovereign rights and harming ecosystems.

China bans squid catch in some overseas waters with overfishing in spotlight
Coronavirus: WHO team lays groundwork in China for investigation into animal source

Two-person team held ‘extensive discussions … and received updates on epidemiological studies, biologic and genetic analyses’, UN agency says.

2 Aug 2020 - 10:49PM

Two-person team held ‘extensive discussions … and received updates on epidemiological studies, biologic and genetic analyses’, UN agency says.

Coronavirus: WHO team lays groundwork in China for investigation into animal source
WHO still dogged by critics, six months after declaring coronavirus emergency

Some argue countries’ ability to respond to the virus was impeded by the WHO being too slow to declare a public health emergency and a pandemic.

30 Jul 2020 - 11:40PM

Some argue countries’ ability to respond to the virus was impeded by the WHO being too slow to declare a public health emergency and a pandemic.

WHO still dogged by critics, six months after declaring coronavirus emergency
Coronavirus trumps poor US-China relations as scientific collaboration spikes, study shows

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, American and Chinese teams have increased their cooperation on related research, paper says.

27 Jul 2020 - 2:54PM

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, American and Chinese teams have increased their cooperation on related research, paper says.

Coronavirus trumps poor US-China relations as scientific collaboration spikes, study shows
Fraud probes into New Zealand’s main parties raise questions over Chinese money and influence

Three suspects, including a man who has been accused of working for Beijing, are facing trial over donations to the National Party and have now been linked to an investigation into Labour funding.

19 Jul 2020 - 10:47PM

Three suspects, including a man who has been accused of working for Beijing, are facing trial over donations to the National Party and have now been linked to an investigation into Labour funding.

Fraud probes into New Zealand’s main parties raise questions over Chinese money and influence
Capital of China’s Xinjiang region shuts down as coronavirus returns

City of 3.5 million people given short notice of lockdown as flights cancelled and subway shuts down.

17 Jul 2020 - 11:50PM

City of 3.5 million people given short notice of lockdown as flights cancelled and subway shuts down.

Capital of China’s Xinjiang region shuts down as coronavirus returns
Chinese university students weigh options after US visa rule change amid coronavirus pandemic

International students will have to take in-person classes to stay in the US, a ruling that’s being challenged in a lawsuit by two elite universities.

12 Jul 2020 - 9:58AM

International students will have to take in-person classes to stay in the US, a ruling that’s being challenged in a lawsuit by two elite universities.

Chinese university students weigh options after US visa rule change amid coronavirus pandemic
Kazakhstan health ministry rejects Chinese claim of ‘unknown, deadlier pneumonia’

Ministry says Chinese embassy misunderstood official count, which includes unspecified cases.

10 Jul 2020 - 11:21PM

Ministry says Chinese embassy misunderstood official count, which includes unspecified cases.

Kazakhstan health ministry rejects Chinese claim of ‘unknown, deadlier pneumonia’
US could sanction Chinese social media apps over personal data concerns, Mike Pompeo says

Using TikTok puts your private information in the hands of China’s Communist Party, the US Secretary of State says, after India bans the short video app.

9 Jul 2020 - 10:21AM

Using TikTok puts your private information in the hands of China’s Communist Party, the US Secretary of State says, after India bans the short video app.

US could sanction Chinese social media apps over personal data concerns, Mike Pompeo says
International flights to China resume as coronavirus restrictions ease

Lufthansa, Delta lead the way with more airlines preparing to restart services in coming weeks.

27 Jun 2020 - 10:09PM

Lufthansa, Delta lead the way with more airlines preparing to restart services in coming weeks.

International flights to China resume as coronavirus restrictions ease
Flooding hits southern China with 14 million affected

Extreme seasonal weather displaces 744,000 people and causes US$3.8 billion in economic losses across 26 provinces and cities.

30 Jun 2020 - 12:38PM

Extreme seasonal weather displaces 744,000 people and causes US$3.8 billion in economic losses across 26 provinces and cities.

Flooding hits southern China with 14 million affected
China recruits MMA fighters for Tibet border militia

Mixed martial arts exponents to form Plateau Resistance Tibetan Mastiffs squad to help train troops in hand-to-hand combat.

27 Jun 2020 - 11:13PM

Mixed martial arts exponents to form Plateau Resistance Tibetan Mastiffs squad to help train troops in hand-to-hand combat.

China recruits MMA fighters for Tibet border militia
Another Chinese school dodges US software export controls, as Beihang University gets MATLAB engineering program

Despite being on an American sanctions list, Beijing’s top aeronautics college used third parties to buy US engineering software called MATLAB.

26 Jun 2020 - 1:24AM

Despite being on an American sanctions list, Beijing’s top aeronautics college used third parties to buy US engineering software called MATLAB.

Another Chinese school dodges US software export controls, as Beihang University gets MATLAB engineering program
Beijing Covid-19 outbreak puts food markets back in infection focus

The coronavirus that causes the disease can survive for weeks in the wet and cool conditions at such sites.

16 Jun 2020 - 3:19PM

The coronavirus that causes the disease can survive for weeks in the wet and cool conditions at such sites.

Beijing Covid-19 outbreak puts food markets back in infection focus
US military ban locks two Chinese universities out of popular software

Students at the colleges in northeast China have been denied access to the American MATLAB platform after US authorities put the institutions on an ‘entity list’ over ties to the Chinese armed forces.

12 Jun 2020 - 10:37PM

Students at the colleges in northeast China have been denied access to the American MATLAB platform after US authorities put the institutions on an ‘entity list’ over ties to the Chinese armed forces.

US military ban locks two Chinese universities out of popular software
Twitter removes 23,750 China-linked accounts for spreading disinformation

The accounts were ‘spreading geopolitical narratives favourable to the Communist Party of China’, Twitter said.

12 Jun 2020 - 11:05PM

The accounts were ‘spreading geopolitical narratives favourable to the Communist Party of China’, Twitter said.

Twitter removes 23,750 China-linked accounts for spreading disinformation
Coronavirus pandemic shows global consequences of China’s local censorship rules

China’s heavily regulated social media platforms have been removing and banning references to the Covid-19 pandemic

8 Jun 2020 - 8:19AM

China’s heavily regulated social media platforms have been removing and banning references to the Covid-19 pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic shows global consequences of China’s local censorship rules
On Tiananmen crackdown anniversary, US senator’s call for military force against Floyd protesters stirs fury

Senator Tom Cotton accused of hypocrisy for supporting Hong Kong protesters then seeking ‘overwhelming show of force’ at home.

5 Jun 2020 - 12:03AM

Senator Tom Cotton accused of hypocrisy for supporting Hong Kong protesters then seeking ‘overwhelming show of force’ at home.

On Tiananmen crackdown anniversary, US senator’s call for military force against Floyd protesters stirs fury
Severe flu alert as coronavirus weakens medical systems

American respiratory expert warns of a tougher influenza season ahead as the pandemic stretches resources.

1 Jun 2020 - 11:11PM

American respiratory expert warns of a tougher influenza season ahead as the pandemic stretches resources.

Severe flu alert as coronavirus weakens medical systems
Chinese students ‘shouldn’t be in our schools spying’, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says

‘We’re taking seriously the threat of students who come here who have connections deeply to the Chinese state,’ US secretary of state tells Fox News.

29 May 2020 - 11:51PM

‘We’re taking seriously the threat of students who come here who have connections deeply to the Chinese state,’ US secretary of state tells Fox News.

Chinese students ‘shouldn’t be in our schools spying’, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says
China’s economy will prove resilient in long-term despite coronavirus impact, President Xi Jinping insists

Chinese leader tells economic delegates at ‘two sessions’ that country has strengths that will allow it to recover after Covid-19 pandemic.

24 May 2020 - 12:01AM

Chinese leader tells economic delegates at ‘two sessions’ that country has strengths that will allow it to recover after Covid-19 pandemic.

China’s economy will prove resilient in long-term despite coronavirus impact, President Xi Jinping insists
Two sessions: Wuhan lawmaker urges China to fix disease reporting and privacy flaws

Motion submitted to NPC to amend legislation to overcome problems exposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

23 May 2020 - 11:26PM

Motion submitted to NPC to amend legislation to overcome problems exposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Two sessions: Wuhan lawmaker urges China to fix disease reporting and privacy flaws
If the US seeks ‘to contain China’, the country will firmly defend its interests, top Chinese legislature official says

‘China never starts trouble and never flinches when trouble comes its way,’ says Zhang Yesui, spokesman for the National People’s Congress Foreign Affairs Committee.

22 May 2020 - 2:26AM

‘China never starts trouble and never flinches when trouble comes its way,’ says Zhang Yesui, spokesman for the National People’s Congress Foreign Affairs Committee.

If the US seeks ‘to contain China’, the country will firmly defend its interests, top Chinese legislature official says
Face masks and a solemn mood as China’s ‘two sessions’ begin under coronavirus cloud

Gathering of top political advisory body opens with a minute’s silence for Chinese who have lost their lives to the disease.

21 May 2020 - 11:21PM

Gathering of top political advisory body opens with a minute’s silence for Chinese who have lost their lives to the disease.

Face masks and a solemn mood as China’s ‘two sessions’ begin under coronavirus cloud
China supports investigation of WHO and coronavirus pandemic

European-led resolution is adopted by member states of the international health body.

20 May 2020 - 11:22AM

European-led resolution is adopted by member states of the international health body.

China supports investigation of WHO and coronavirus pandemic
As death toll passes 300,000, US-China discord hampers search for Covid-19’s origin

The WHO has been in the thick of previous outbreaks to help contain infectious disease. But this time is different.

16 May 2020 - 11:17PM

The WHO has been in the thick of previous outbreaks to help contain infectious disease. But this time is different.

As death toll passes 300,000, US-China discord hampers search for Covid-19’s origin
Who owns a virus? Covid-19 reignites debate on ‘viral sovereignty’

The international community has failed to agree on obligations countries have to share genetic sequence data, the authors of a paper in Science magazine say.

15 May 2020 - 10:04PM

The international community has failed to agree on obligations countries have to share genetic sequence data, the authors of a paper in Science magazine say.

Who owns a virus? Covid-19 reignites debate on ‘viral sovereignty’