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.

Latest from Linda Lew

Photographer gives elderly a lasting memory they can take to their graves

Photographer Dick Lau was approached to do funeral portraits, and turned the idea into something else entirely with three-year project that granted clients’ wishes to have dream backdrop as part of a family photo.

15 Jun 2019 - 12:00PM

Photographer Dick Lau was approached to do funeral portraits, and turned the idea into something else entirely with three-year project that granted clients’ wishes to have dream backdrop as part of a family photo.

Photographer gives elderly a lasting memory they can take to their graves
Hong Kong urged to look into high-profile case of electronic waste illegally shipped to Philippines as Greenpeace loses track of cargo

The government should have prevented the container from ever leaving the city because its contents were restricted under an international treaty, Greenpeace says.

14 Jun 2019 - 10:36AM

The government should have prevented the container from ever leaving the city because its contents were restricted under an international treaty, Greenpeace says.

Hong Kong urged to look into high-profile case of electronic waste illegally shipped to Philippines as Greenpeace loses track of cargo
From Facebook and Twitter to Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal: how protest technology has evolved since Occupy Central

Apps such as Telegram used by demonstrators in covert organisation of protest strikes.

13 Jun 2019 - 7:27PM

Apps such as Telegram used by demonstrators in covert organisation of protest strikes.

From Facebook and Twitter to Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal: how protest technology has evolved since Occupy Central
Deadly typhoon names Hato, Kai-tak and Tembin to be dropped from official list of future storm titles, says Hong Kong Observatory

Official list of tropical cyclone titles updated in honour of those who lost their lives in 2017 disasters.

12 Jun 2019 - 9:52PM

Official list of tropical cyclone titles updated in honour of those who lost their lives in 2017 disasters.

Deadly typhoon names Hato, Kai-tak and Tembin to be dropped from official list of future storm titles, says Hong Kong Observatory
Strikes, class boycotts and ‘picnics’: how ordinary people across Hong Kong are mobilising to take action against extradition bill

There is much activity – by leaderless groups operating on encrypted platforms – across broad swathes of Hong Kong in the fight against proposed legislation.

12 Jun 2019 - 9:49AM

There is much activity – by leaderless groups operating on encrypted platforms – across broad swathes of Hong Kong in the fight against proposed legislation.

Strikes, class boycotts and ‘picnics’: how ordinary people across Hong Kong are mobilising to take action against extradition bill
Hong Kong extradition bill: education boss Christine Choi condemns teachers and students for plotting classroom boycotts

Largest teachers’ union to discuss strike action and petitions call on teachers to join mass protest, but senior officials urge them not to disrupt learning.

12 Jun 2019 - 3:59AM

Largest teachers’ union to discuss strike action and petitions call on teachers to join mass protest, but senior officials urge them not to disrupt learning.

Hong Kong extradition bill: education boss Christine Choi condemns teachers and students for plotting classroom boycotts
Protesters, police fight pitched battles after historic ‘million-strong’ march against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill turns violent

Officers and protesters suffered injuries, some needing hospital treatment, as police used batons and pepper spray to beat back a mob of masked demonstrators trying to storm the Legislative Council building.

10 Jun 2019 - 5:55PM

Officers and protesters suffered injuries, some needing hospital treatment, as police used batons and pepper spray to beat back a mob of masked demonstrators trying to storm the Legislative Council building.

Protesters, police fight pitched battles after historic ‘million-strong’ march against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill turns violent
Big Wave Bay beach closed by flood damage as Hong Kong officials try to determine who needs to fix the government-run Shek O recreation site

Trail of rocks and debris leaves residents dismayed, officials flummoxed. Local shopkeeper says, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this.’

7 Jun 2019 - 10:29AM

Trail of rocks and debris leaves residents dismayed, officials flummoxed. Local shopkeeper says, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this.’

Big Wave Bay beach closed by flood damage as Hong Kong officials try to determine who needs to fix the government-run Shek O recreation site
New Hong Kong Smart Lab opens with aim of allowing tech start-ups to pitch ideas that can be used to improve public services

The Smart Government Innovation Lab will focus on finding hi-tech products such as big data analytics, blockchain and robotics from firms, especially local start-ups.

31 May 2019 - 4:30AM

The Smart Government Innovation Lab will focus on finding hi-tech products such as big data analytics, blockchain and robotics from firms, especially local start-ups.

New Hong Kong Smart Lab opens with aim of allowing tech start-ups to pitch ideas that can be used to improve public services
Shock and sadness over closure of Free Spirit Travel, Hong Kong travel agency popular with Indonesian domestic helpers

Free Spirit Travel told the Travel Industry Council of plan to fold on Wednesday afternoon. Closure causes disruption for 460 travellers and leaves them HK$1.2 million out of pocket.

30 May 2019 - 10:26PM

Free Spirit Travel told the Travel Industry Council of plan to fold on Wednesday afternoon. Closure causes disruption for 460 travellers and leaves them HK$1.2 million out of pocket.

Shock and sadness over closure of Free Spirit Travel, Hong Kong travel agency popular with Indonesian domestic helpers
Ten hurt in Hong Kong Island taxi crash during morning commute

Police believe brake fault may have been to blame for the crash on Aberdeen Main Road.

27 May 2019 - 10:52PM

Police believe brake fault may have been to blame for the crash on Aberdeen Main Road.

Ten hurt in Hong Kong Island taxi crash during morning commute
The Hong Kong start-up helping athletes find purpose after whistle blows for the final time

Former Youth Olympian Vincci Hui, who says she felt lost after swapping triathlon for the world of business, an early beneficiary of help from OnBoard, a social enterprise supported by New World Development.

27 May 2019 - 9:33AM

Former Youth Olympian Vincci Hui, who says she felt lost after swapping triathlon for the world of business, an early beneficiary of help from OnBoard, a social enterprise supported by New World Development.

The Hong Kong start-up helping athletes find purpose after whistle blows for the final time
Unwary jobseekers lose HK$19 million as fraudsters in Hong Kong take out hefty loans using personal details of victims or ask for deposits to secure bogus work

The number of fraud cases involving false job offers increased from 33 in 2017 to 143 in 2018, according to police. And the amount victims lost also rocketed, from HK$1.13 million to HK$19.2 million.

23 May 2019 - 7:00AM

The number of fraud cases involving false job offers increased from 33 in 2017 to 143 in 2018, according to police. And the amount victims lost also rocketed, from HK$1.13 million to HK$19.2 million.

Unwary jobseekers lose HK$19 million as fraudsters in Hong Kong take out hefty loans using personal details of victims or ask for deposits to secure bogus work
Business brisk despite up to 50 per cent jump in pork prices as Hong Kong butchers resume trade following African swine fever case

Price of fresh pork jumps by as much as 50 per cent after butchers reopen, but customers appear willing to pay extra.

6 Jun 2019 - 3:38AM

Price of fresh pork jumps by as much as 50 per cent after butchers reopen, but customers appear willing to pay extra.

Business brisk despite up to 50 per cent jump in pork prices as Hong Kong butchers resume trade following African swine fever case
Sweet potatoes for bait and one-door cages – why Hong Kong’s old-style pest control methods are under fire after latest cases of rat hepatitis E infection in humans

Cleaners have started to hose down Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun – where a 74-year-old man infected with the rat hepatitis E virus, and who later died in hospital, had lived.

15 May 2019 - 10:57PM

Cleaners have started to hose down Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun – where a 74-year-old man infected with the rat hepatitis E virus, and who later died in hospital, had lived.

Sweet potatoes for bait and one-door cages – why Hong Kong’s old-style pest control methods are under fire after latest cases of rat hepatitis E infection in humans
Chinese clinic denounced as cruel for taking three months to tell patient she had cervical cancer

Patient from Jiangsu province needed chemotherapy and had her uterus removed after disease spread during delay in giving her results.

3 May 2019 - 6:42PM

Patient from Jiangsu province needed chemotherapy and had her uterus removed after disease spread during delay in giving her results.

Chinese clinic denounced as cruel for taking three months to tell patient she had cervical cancer
Chinese driver kicks up a stink after durian causes false positive alcohol breath test result

Jiangsu driver who challenged breathalyser is vindicated by blood test taken same day while Nantong police video substantiates claim the smelly fruit has some unusual properties.

3 May 2019 - 10:20PM

Jiangsu driver who challenged breathalyser is vindicated by blood test taken same day while Nantong police video substantiates claim the smelly fruit has some unusual properties.

Chinese driver kicks up a stink after durian causes false positive alcohol breath test result
Two children killed as bouncy castle destroyed by tornado in China

Holiday crowds watch in horror as emergency crews struggle to rescue victims after freak weather event.

3 May 2019 - 9:43PM

Holiday crowds watch in horror as emergency crews struggle to rescue victims after freak weather event.

Two children killed as bouncy castle destroyed by tornado in China
Two killed, 12 hurt in Chinese theme park slide accident

Six children among the injured as group of people fall off ride at Children’s Garden in Sichuan province on Labour Day.

2 May 2019 - 4:51PM

Six children among the injured as group of people fall off ride at Children’s Garden in Sichuan province on Labour Day.

Two killed, 12 hurt in Chinese theme park slide accident
Rush to emergency exit lands Chinese first-time flier in detention

Elderly man opens door in failed attempt to leave plane ahead of other passengers.

2 May 2019 - 9:12PM

Elderly man opens door in failed attempt to leave plane ahead of other passengers.

Rush to emergency exit lands Chinese first-time flier in detention
Riders of unlicensed e-bikes in Beijing face US$150 fine, unless they have an appointment to get one

Six months after Chinese capital passes by-law on safety standards, 1 million unapproved machines remain unregistered.

1 May 2019 - 8:59PM

Six months after Chinese capital passes by-law on safety standards, 1 million unapproved machines remain unregistered.

Riders of unlicensed e-bikes in Beijing face US$150 fine, unless they have an appointment to get one
Thousands of peacocks on the run in mass escape from farm in southern China

Birds fly the coop and head for the hills after storm batters their pens in Guangdong province.

1 May 2019 - 3:42PM

Birds fly the coop and head for the hills after storm batters their pens in Guangdong province.

Thousands of peacocks on the run in mass escape from farm in southern China
Rural China residents say motorway is no-go zone as rocket engine and debris crash to Earth

Shaanxi and Hubei provinces are focus of drivers’ concerns after Tuesday’s events, while space centre in Shanxi says it successfully sent two satellites into space.

1 May 2019 - 9:14PM

Shaanxi and Hubei provinces are focus of drivers’ concerns after Tuesday’s events, while space centre in Shanxi says it successfully sent two satellites into space.

Rural China residents say motorway is no-go zone as rocket engine and debris crash to Earth
Meet China’s fabulous cross-dressing computer coders

A group of predominantly male programmers is drawing attention to a Japanese-inspired trend for cosplay and lacy dresses.

28 Apr 2019 - 10:20PM

A group of predominantly male programmers is drawing attention to a Japanese-inspired trend for cosplay and lacy dresses.

Meet China’s fabulous cross-dressing computer coders
Cultural differences between Kiwi son-in-law and Chinese mother-in-law amuse thousands of viewers in China

Immigrant grandmother transforms son-in-law’s garden into a vegetable patch and asks if she can have fish in the swimming pool.

20 Apr 2019 - 4:28PM

Immigrant grandmother transforms son-in-law’s garden into a vegetable patch and asks if she can have fish in the swimming pool.

Cultural differences between Kiwi son-in-law and Chinese mother-in-law amuse thousands of viewers in China
Tobacco vendors illegally advertise and sell cigarettes on China’s social media and e-commerce platforms

Health watchdog warns that tobacco products are widely available on both social media and online retailers.

18 Apr 2019 - 10:29PM

Health watchdog warns that tobacco products are widely available on both social media and online retailers.

Tobacco vendors illegally advertise and sell cigarettes on China’s social media and e-commerce platforms
Chinese worker smashes hard hat in viral video, raises safety concerns

National guidelines regulate standards of protective headgear but builder claims supervisors get the best quality.

16 Apr 2019 - 4:39PM

National guidelines regulate standards of protective headgear but builder claims supervisors get the best quality.

Chinese worker smashes  hard hat in viral video, raises safety concerns
Taiwanese actress Tiffany Ann Hsu apologises for liking post insulting mainland Chinese

‘I just discovered I’ve made a very stupid mistake’, says star of 2015 horror film The Tag-along.

12 Apr 2019 - 5:40PM

‘I just discovered I’ve made a very stupid mistake’, says star of 2015 horror film The Tag-along.

Taiwanese actress Tiffany Ann Hsu apologises for liking post insulting mainland Chinese
Chinese flash floods: 11 drainage workers killed after deluge warning in Shenzhen

Emergency officials say drainage firm did not respond properly to warnings, while weather bureau warns that more heavy rain is on its way to Guangdong.

13 Apr 2019 - 3:16PM

Emergency officials say drainage firm did not respond properly to warnings, while weather bureau warns that more heavy rain is on its way to Guangdong.

Chinese flash floods: 11 drainage workers killed after deluge warning in Shenzhen
Chinese woman condemned for kicking model daughter, 3, as fashion brands intervene

Onlooker’s video of mother’s abusive behaviour while taking photos of the girl draws letter of disapproval from fashion brands and an apology – but then further videos showing similar behaviour.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:04PM

Onlooker’s video of mother’s abusive behaviour while taking photos of the girl draws letter of disapproval from fashion brands and an apology – but then further videos showing similar behaviour.

Chinese woman condemned for kicking model daughter, 3, as fashion brands intervene