Mimi Lau

Hong Kong

Mimi Lau

Senior Reporter, China

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.

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Behind the Beijing Vatican deal and its links to US election 2020, Taiwan and Hong Kong
China and the Vatican renew controversial bishops deal after ‘good start’

Agreement was hailed as a breakthrough when it was signed two years ago, but critics say it has done little to improve relations.

23 Oct 2020 - 6:02PM

Agreement was hailed as a breakthrough when it was signed two years ago, but critics say it has done little to improve relations.

China and the Vatican renew controversial bishops deal after ‘good start’
Chinese Protestant house church pastor ‘faces decade in prison’ on fraud charges

Hao Zhiwei was arrested last year but is still awaiting trial on accusations that swindled money from the church.

17 Oct 2020 - 10:00AM

Hao Zhiwei was arrested last year but is still awaiting trial on accusations that swindled money from the church.

Chinese Protestant house church pastor ‘faces decade in prison’ on fraud charges
US election 2020 and China: reset, repeat or revenge?
Explainer | China’s deal with the Catholic church: ‘sell-out’ or pathway to better relations?

Pope Francis has said he wants the landmark 2018 agreement on the appointment of bishops to continue despite accusations it betrayed those who stayed faithful to Rome.

12 Oct 2020 - 11:22AM

Pope Francis has said he wants the landmark 2018 agreement on the appointment of bishops to continue despite accusations it betrayed those who stayed faithful to Rome.

China’s deal with the Catholic church: ‘sell-out’ or pathway to better relations?
Chinese bishop resigns before renewal of Beijing-Vatican deal

Vincenzo Guo steps down from auxiliary post in Fujian province to avoid becoming ‘obstacle to progress’.

6 Oct 2020 - 10:24PM

Vincenzo Guo steps down from auxiliary post in Fujian province to avoid becoming ‘obstacle to progress’.

Chinese bishop resigns before renewal of Beijing-Vatican deal
Vatican dismisses US concerns over China bishops deal after Pompeo urges church to take tougher stance on religious freedom

The Holy See is keen to renew a deal on the appointment of bishops despite increasing concerns about human rights and religious freedom.

3 Oct 2020 - 12:00AM

The Holy See is keen to renew a deal on the appointment of bishops despite increasing concerns about human rights and religious freedom.

Vatican dismisses US concerns over China bishops deal after  Pompeo urges church to take tougher stance on religious freedom
Vatican seeks to extend bishops deal with Beijing that has brought ‘positive, despite limited’ results

Holy See defends its position on the controversial agreement as pressure mounts on Pope Francis.

1 Oct 2020 - 12:17PM

Holy See defends its position on the controversial agreement as pressure mounts on Pope Francis.

Vatican seeks to extend bishops deal with Beijing that has brought ‘positive, despite limited’ results
Cardinal Zen appeals to Pope to keep politics out of Hong Kong bishop decision

Zen says he delivered a letter to Rome last week but was unable to meet the pontiff.

30 Sep 2020 - 11:40PM

Zen says he delivered a letter to Rome last week but was unable to meet the pontiff.

Cardinal Zen appeals to Pope to keep politics out of Hong Kong bishop decision
Xi Jinping hopeful China’s relations with Japan are ‘getting back on track’

Chinese leader called for two sides to work together in phone call with new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga but largely steered clear of contentious topics.

6 Oct 2020 - 1:35PM

Chinese leader called for two sides to work together in phone call with new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga but largely steered clear of contentious topics.

Xi Jinping hopeful China’s relations with Japan are ‘getting back on track’
Fire at Huawei compound in southern China leaves three dead

Blaze broke out a building under construction in Dongguan, Guangdong province.

26 Sep 2020 - 12:28PM

Blaze broke out a building under construction in Dongguan, Guangdong province.

Fire at Huawei compound in southern China leaves three dead
Coronavirus: students protest against China university lockdowns citing lack of virus cases, lack of consistency

Academic year starts in China with school restrictions, rigid management and student protests igniting social media.

24 Sep 2020 - 5:42PM

Academic year starts in China with school restrictions, rigid management and student protests igniting social media.

Coronavirus: students protest against China university lockdowns citing lack of virus cases, lack of consistency
China, Vatican expected to renew bishops deal despite pressure from US, observers say

Vatican officials have said Holy See is willing to extend agreement, but Beijing says only that the two sides are in ‘close contact’.

22 Sep 2020 - 11:27PM

Vatican officials have said Holy See is willing to extend agreement, but Beijing says only that the two sides are in ‘close contact’.

China, Vatican expected to renew bishops deal despite pressure from US, observers say
China defends its ‘vocational training centres’ in Xinjiang white paper

It claims regional government organised ‘employment-oriented training’ and labour skills for nearly 1.3 million workers a year from 2014 to 2019.

18 Sep 2020 - 3:28PM

It claims regional government organised ‘employment-oriented training’ and labour skills for nearly 1.3 million workers a year from 2014 to 2019.

China defends its ‘vocational training centres’
in Xinjiang white paper
China doubles down against foreign teachers spreading Christianity

New regulations underscore ban against unauthorised promotion of religion in the classroom and require new overseas hires to complete 20 hours of study on the country’s political system.

6 Sep 2020 - 11:22PM

New regulations underscore ban against unauthorised promotion of religion in the classroom and require new overseas hires to complete 20 hours of study on the country’s political system.

China doubles down against foreign teachers spreading Christianity
How the US wields the Hong Kong Autonomy Act
Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit South Korea ‘as soon as Covid-19 under control’, Seoul says

Trip will happen ‘as soon as the right environment is created’ with regards to the global health crisis, Blue House says after senior officials meet in Busan.

22 Aug 2020 - 11:03PM

Trip will happen ‘as soon as the right environment is created’ with regards to the global health crisis, Blue House says after senior officials meet in Busan.

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit South Korea ‘as soon as Covid-19 under control’, Seoul says
Huawei vs the United States: from entity to enemy
Explaining WeChat: China's super app Donald Trump wants banned
Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy, nationalism and China
Chinese embassy protests over German decision to suspend Hong Kong extradition agreement

Berlin said move was response to decision to delay elections for year, which it described as ‘another infringement of the rights’ of Hongkongers.

1 Aug 2020 - 8:13PM

Berlin said move was response to decision to delay elections for year, which it described as ‘another infringement of the rights’ of Hongkongers.

Chinese embassy protests over German decision to suspend Hong Kong extradition agreement
Explaining China's flood crisis as the Yangtze River continues to rise
Covid-19 new wave: mask policies change, secondary lockdowns and Facebook support groups
Vatican-China agreement: Catholics keep the faith in historic deal despite slow progress

Beijing and the Holy See signed a landmark agreement concerning the appointment of bishops in China in September 2018.

20 Jul 2020 - 8:55PM

Beijing and the Holy See signed a landmark agreement concerning the appointment of bishops in China in September 2018.

Vatican-China agreement: Catholics keep the faith in historic deal despite slow progress
China’s July talks with Vatican will have Taiwan looming in background

Power to appoint Chinese bishops only subject on the table but relations between Holy See and Taipei will play a part.

12 Jul 2020 - 10:35PM

Power to appoint Chinese bishops only subject on the table but relations between Holy See and Taipei will play a part.

China’s July talks with Vatican will have Taiwan looming in background
Pope strays from script to avoid mention of Hong Kong in Sunday address

Embargoed version of Angelus speech shows omission of a paragraph expressing ‘worries’ over city’s religious freedom.

9 Jul 2020 - 11:57PM

Embargoed version of Angelus speech shows omission of a paragraph expressing ‘worries’ over city’s religious freedom.

Pope strays from script to avoid mention of Hong Kong in Sunday address
Vatican hits stumbling block on road to rebuilding ties with China

Agreement reached in 2018 giving Pope veto over Chinese bishop appointments remains untested as renewal date looms.

6 Jul 2020 - 6:52PM

Agreement reached in 2018 giving Pope veto over Chinese bishop appointments remains untested as renewal date looms.

Vatican hits stumbling block on road to rebuilding ties with China
Surviving Covid-19: stories of recovery and resilience
Chinese citizen journalist arrested after reporting on coronavirus from Wuhan

Zhang Zhan is being held in police custody in Shanghai’s Pudong district on public disturbance charges, her father confirms.

24 Jun 2020 - 1:15AM

Zhang Zhan is being held in police custody in Shanghai’s Pudong district on public disturbance charges, her father confirms.

Chinese citizen journalist arrested after reporting on coronavirus from Wuhan
Beijing Covid-19 outbreak: Xinfadi market closure impact, how it's affecting residents