Luisa Tam

Luisa Tam has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She has held a variety of roles during her career, including working as a producer for NDR German TV, a media campaigner with Greenpeace, and as the deputy managing editor of Eastern Express. She previously worked at the Post from 1988 to 1990, before rejoining in her current role in 2015.
Luisa Tam
Luisa Tam has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She has held a variety of roles during her career, including working as a producer for NDR German TV, a media campaigner with Greenpeace, and as the deputy managing editor of Eastern Express. She previously worked at the Post from 1988 to 1990, before rejoining in her current role in 2015.

Latest from Luisa Tam

Blowing Water | A dog is for life, not just for dinner. If China wants to have real global influence, it’s time to stop eating man’s best friend

Man’s best friend is a loyal companion and can help us heal when we are sick or depressed, they deserve legal protection. Guo Changgang’s proposal at Two Sessions meeting is a good first step.

18 Mar 2019 - 9:55PM

Man’s best friend is a loyal companion and can help us heal when we are sick or depressed, they deserve legal protection. Guo Changgang’s proposal at Two Sessions meeting is a good first step.

A dog is for life, not just for dinner. If China wants to have real global influence, it’s time to stop eating man’s best friend
The Naked Truth | Why staying friends with an ex can be good for both, if done correctly

Divorce or the end of a long-term relationship does not have to be fraught with heartache and separation – a lifelong friendship can still blossom. Just be careful not to do it to rekindle an old romance as it will only end in tears.

17 Mar 2019 - 9:30AM

Divorce or the end of a long-term relationship does not have to be fraught with heartache and separation – a lifelong friendship can still blossom. Just be careful not to do it to rekindle an old romance as it will only end in tears.

Why staying friends with an ex can be good for both, if done correctly
Remember A Day | East German spy lovers, Prince Charles chased by a bikini model, and dead pigs on rails: headlines from 40 years ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

14 Mar 2019 - 10:46PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

East German spy lovers, Prince Charles chased by a bikini model, and dead pigs on rails: headlines from 40 years ago
Blowing Water | Tech lover or tech slave? Wearables are set to revolutionise education, but reaping the benefits depends on smart use

Banning wearables and other personal devices from classrooms ignores the many advantages they bring.

11 Mar 2019 - 10:33PM

Banning wearables and other personal devices from classrooms ignores the many advantages they bring.

Tech lover or tech slave? Wearables are set to revolutionise education, but reaping the benefits depends on smart use
The Naked Truth | How to end a relationship properly and gain closure, so that you can both move on

It is important to show respect, decency and love when breaking up with someone, even at the end when love has faded, so that both people can gain closure and move on. Sadly, some people just take the easy way out.

10 Mar 2019 - 2:04AM

It is important to show respect, decency and love when breaking up with someone, even at the end when love has faded, so that both people can gain closure and move on. Sadly, some people just take the easy way out.

How to end a relationship properly and gain closure, so that you can both move on
Remember A Day | A deadly birthday party, a dispute over a pet elephant, and a baby named Jimmy Carter: headlines from four decades ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

7 Mar 2019 - 10:06PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

A deadly birthday party, a dispute over a pet elephant, and a baby named Jimmy Carter: headlines from four decades ago
Blowing Water | Hong Kong parents: an hour a day of playtime is your child’s right and a critical part of well-being

Are we raising children to be happy or to fulfil our preconceived notions of success?

4 Mar 2019 - 9:31PM

Are we raising children to be happy or to fulfil our preconceived notions of success?

Hong Kong parents: an hour a day of playtime is your child’s right and a critical part of well-being
The Naked Truth | Forget a ‘perfect’ partner and fantasy love. You have to be realistic

Luisa Tam says we are constantly under the spell of a shallow modern culture that tries to program us into believing in a fantasy version of love – something that can only lead to hurt and disappointment.

3 Mar 2019 - 2:02AM

Luisa Tam says we are constantly under the spell of a shallow modern culture that tries to program us into believing in a fantasy version of love – something that can only lead to hurt and disappointment.

Forget a ‘perfect’ partner and fantasy love. You have to be realistic
Remember A Day | A goat in the White House, the church raises its prices and Prince Philip blows a fuse – headlines from four decades ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

28 Feb 2019 - 10:04PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

A goat in the White House, the church raises its prices and Prince Philip blows a fuse – headlines from four decades ago
Blowing Water | The road to hell is paved with good intentions. What price will society pay for China’s social credit system?

Labels are damaging and undermine our push for a more diverse world. We must avoid them at all costs.

25 Feb 2019 - 8:16PM

Labels are damaging and undermine our push for a more diverse world. We must avoid them at all costs.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. What price will society pay for China’s social credit system?
The Naked Truth | Why bad sex can ruin a good relationship and what to do about it

Sexual incompatibility means a couple cannot be truly close on many levels, even for partners who adore each other. Problems such as different sexual preferences can be easily fixed, but deeper issues may require counselling.

24 Feb 2019 - 5:00PM

Sexual incompatibility means a couple cannot be truly close on many levels, even for partners who adore each other. Problems such as different sexual preferences can be easily fixed, but deeper issues may require counselling.

Why bad sex can ruin a good relationship and what to do about it
Remember A Day | Become an organ donor and get your Hong Kong driving test earlier: headlines from four decades ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

21 Feb 2019 - 4:55PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

Become an organ donor and get your Hong Kong driving test earlier: headlines from four decades ago
Blowing Water | Hong Kong needs to talk about the gender pay gap, not just who wears the trousers or apron

Gender-sensitive gift giving is one thing, but Luisa Tam says the city needs to address stark inequality in the workplace as well as domestic stereotypes

18 Feb 2019 - 9:45PM

Gender-sensitive gift giving is one thing, but Luisa Tam says the city needs to address stark inequality in the workplace as well as domestic stereotypes

Hong Kong needs to talk about the gender pay gap, not just who wears the trousers or apron
The Naked Truth | Online dating tips: how to avoid heartbreak and find true love against all the odds

Fed up with picking the wrong dates? Be yourself, take a sensible approach and show patience if you want to get the right results. When it gets awkward, be as frank as possible – there is nothing to fear.

17 Feb 2019 - 2:23PM

Fed up with picking the wrong dates? Be yourself, take a sensible approach and show patience if you want to get the right results. When it gets awkward, be as frank as possible – there is nothing to fear.

Online dating tips: how to avoid heartbreak and find true love against all the odds
Remember A Day | Virginity tests, Chateau Piddle wine and refugee ‘profiteering’: headlines from 40 years ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

14 Feb 2019 - 10:19PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

Virginity tests, Chateau Piddle wine and refugee ‘profiteering’: headlines from 40 years ago
Blowing Water | Animal euthanasia: after South Korean controversy, it’s time to encourage this humane practice

A high-profile Korean charity has come under fire for secretly killing more than 200 dogs, but Luisa Tam says lives are often needlessly prolonged causing undue suffering because owners are reluctant to say goodbye.

11 Feb 2019 - 9:14PM

A high-profile Korean charity has come under fire for secretly killing more than 200 dogs, but Luisa Tam says lives are often needlessly prolonged causing undue suffering because owners are reluctant to say goodbye.

Animal euthanasia: after South Korean controversy, it’s time to encourage this humane practice
The Naked Truth | This Valentine’s Day, knowing exactly what makes your partner feel special is the key

Romance is not all about showering someone with gifts, unless that is the way you usually show affection in your relationship. Making sure that what you do is meaningful is the most important thing of all.

10 Feb 2019 - 5:23PM

Romance is not all about showering someone with gifts, unless that is the way you usually show affection in your relationship. Making sure that what you do is meaningful is the most important thing of all.

This Valentine’s Day, knowing exactly what makes your partner feel special is the key
Remember A Day | Dorm sex ban sparks strike, death of punk rocker Sid Vicious, and a bizarre bequest for doctor: headlines from four decades ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

7 Feb 2019 - 9:30PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

Dorm sex ban sparks strike, death of punk rocker Sid Vicious, and a bizarre bequest for doctor: headlines from four decades ago
Chowing down on chicken testes, a Hong Kong hotpot delicacy
Blowing Water | A flexible approach to eating is good for you and for the planet. In the Year of the Pig, why not cut out pork?

A flexible approach and cutting down on our meat consumption will help battle the threat of global warming – plus a plant-based diet is better for you.

4 Feb 2019 - 5:06PM

A flexible approach and cutting down on our meat consumption will help battle the threat of global warming – plus a plant-based diet is better for you.

A flexible approach to eating is good for you and for the planet. In the Year of the Pig, why not cut out pork?
The Naked Truth | Why having ‘me time’ isn’t selfish, but essential for living life to the full

Choosing periods of high-quality solitude instead of constant low-quality social interaction can teach us how to enjoy our own company without feeling lonely.

3 Feb 2019 - 2:00PM

Choosing periods of high-quality solitude instead of constant low-quality social interaction can teach us how to enjoy our own company without feeling lonely.

Why having ‘me time’ isn’t selfish, but essential for living life to the full
Remember A Day | The elixir of youth, the Soviet Union’s richest street cleaner, and the man who bit his neighbour’s dog: headlines from four decades ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

31 Jan 2019 - 10:25PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

The elixir of youth, the Soviet Union’s richest street cleaner, and the man who bit his neighbour’s dog: headlines from four decades ago
Blowing Water | People shouldn’t need a nudge to recycle plastic. But if financial incentives help keep Hong Kong (and the Earth) clean, sign me up

A major drinks manufacturer has joined the ranks of businesses finding new ways to save plastic, in this case by giving out vouchers. And, while people should really recycle as a civic duty, the end could well justify the means.

28 Jan 2019 - 11:00PM

A major drinks manufacturer has joined the ranks of businesses finding new ways to save plastic, in this case by giving out vouchers. And, while people should really recycle as a civic duty, the end could well justify the means.

People shouldn’t need a nudge to recycle plastic. But if financial incentives help keep Hong Kong (and the Earth) clean, sign me up
The Naked Truth | Marriage dead? How to end a partnership that’s going nowhere

Divorce is not always the obvious solution to end a relationship that’s dead in the water; when one partner resists that option, reach out to friends for support and ensure children are included in discussions about your plans

27 Jan 2019 - 6:03PM

Divorce is not always the obvious solution to end a relationship that’s dead in the water; when one partner resists that option, reach out to friends for support and ensure children are included in discussions about your plans

Marriage dead? How to end a partnership that’s going nowhere
Remember A Day | Tiger eats boy’s arm, parrot is police witness, and Coca-Cola arrives in communist China: headlines from 4 decades ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

24 Jan 2019 - 10:41PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

Tiger eats boy’s arm, parrot is police witness, and Coca-Cola arrives in communist China: headlines from 4 decades ago
‘Trust me, you need this’: how China’s live-streaming KOL stars are changing the face of business

Guangzhou multimedia company Hifan produces online celebrities whose popular appeal entices shoppers to buy a range of items, including fashion and cosmetics, while others make money entertaining.

24 Jan 2019 - 9:25AM

Guangzhou multimedia company Hifan produces online celebrities whose popular appeal entices shoppers to buy a range of items, including fashion and cosmetics, while others make money entertaining.

‘Trust me, you need this’: how China’s live-streaming KOL stars are changing the face of business
Why live streaming is becoming China’s most-profitable form of electronic media
Blowing Water | Single people get a raw deal at work. But there are signs of change in mainland China

Discrimination against singles is often not intentional. But companies often expect them to work for longer or cover holidays for married colleagues.

21 Jan 2019 - 10:49PM

Discrimination against singles is often not intentional. But companies often expect them to work for longer or cover holidays for married colleagues.

Single people get a raw deal at work. But there are signs of change in mainland China
The Naked Truth | How to build sexual confidence and take control of your sex life

Being sexually confident is one of the most attractive personality traits, but building it is not easy. It starts with stripping yourself bare – both literally and figuratively – and learning how to be your own biggest fan.

20 Jan 2019 - 2:02PM

Being sexually confident is one of the most attractive personality traits, but building it is not easy. It starts with stripping yourself bare – both literally and figuratively – and learning how to be your own biggest fan.

How to build sexual confidence and take control of your sex life
Remember A Day | Bikini-clad Russian girl swims to Australian safety, and protests in Beijing: past headlines

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

17 Jan 2019 - 10:55PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

Bikini-clad Russian girl swims to Australian safety, and protests in Beijing: past headlines