Mimi Lau

Mimi joined the Post in 2007 covering Hong Kong education before she was transferred to the China desk as Guangzhou correspondent in 2009. After completing a seven-year stint, Mimi is back to Hong Kong with a focus on human rights, religious affairs and civil society development in China.
Mimi Lau
Mimi joined the Post in 2007 covering Hong Kong education before she was transferred to the China desk as Guangzhou correspondent in 2009. After completing a seven-year stint, Mimi is back to Hong Kong with a focus on human rights, religious affairs and civil society development in China.

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Beijing approves blueprint for ‘Greater Bay Area’ to rival Silicon Valley with document expected to be released on February 21

Hong Kong will be positioned as a leading finance platform due to its strengths as a global financial centre.

13 Jan 2019 - 11:14PM
Beijing approves blueprint for ‘Greater Bay Area’ to rival Silicon Valley with document expected to be released on February 21

Hong Kong will be positioned as a leading finance platform due to its strengths as a global financial centre.

Inside China’s unofficial churches faith defies persecution

Millions of Protestant Christians continue to resist pressure to comply with regulations and join a registered church as local authorities are taking an increasingly aggressive approach.

7 Jan 2019 - 2:34PM
Inside China’s unofficial churches faith defies persecution

Millions of Protestant Christians continue to resist pressure to comply with regulations and join a registered church as local authorities are taking an increasingly aggressive approach.

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives army its first order of 2019: be ready for battle

Armed forces must be ready for a ‘comprehensive military struggle from a new starting point’, leader says.

5 Jan 2019 - 1:29PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping gives army its first order of 2019: be ready for battle

Armed forces must be ready for a ‘comprehensive military struggle from a new starting point’, leader says.

Chinese police get more powers on collecting electronic data as evidence

From February 1, officers will be able to freeze personal cyber accounts for up to six months or longer and new guidelines also allow remote and online retrieval of data.

4 Jan 2019 - 3:40PM
Chinese police get more powers on collecting electronic data as evidence

From February 1, officers will be able to freeze personal cyber accounts for up to six months or longer and new guidelines also allow remote and online retrieval of data.

Peking University students clash with campus guards over control of Marxist Society

Witnesses say some protesters were injured as they were forced to go inside science building.

28 Dec 2018 - 10:18PM
Peking University students clash with campus guards over control of Marxist Society

Witnesses say some protesters were injured as they were forced to go inside science building.

Chinese ‘709’ rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang stands trial as his wife is forced to stay away

After almost 3½ years behind bars, Wang is tried for subverting state power, but supporters and journalists are prevented from attending.

27 Dec 2018 - 12:15AM
Chinese ‘709’ rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang stands trial as his wife is forced to stay away

After almost 3½ years behind bars, Wang is tried for subverting state power, but supporters and journalists are prevented from attending.

China shuts leading underground Christian church, third this winter

More than 60 police and government officials interrupt children’s Bible class in Saturday morning raid.

16 Dec 2018 - 9:51PM
China shuts leading underground Christian church, third this winter

More than 60 police and government officials interrupt children’s Bible class in Saturday morning raid.

Chinese pastor Wang Yi’s wife Jiang Rong accused of inciting subversion and held in unknown location after Christian crackdown

Jiang Rong is implicated along with her outspoken husband, who has been placed under criminal detention along with at least seven others.

14 Dec 2018 - 10:23AM
Chinese pastor Wang Yi’s wife Jiang Rong accused of inciting subversion and held in unknown location after Christian crackdown

Jiang Rong is implicated along with her outspoken husband, who has been placed under criminal detention along with at least seven others.

Christian pastor Wang Yi faces subversion charges in China after raid on church

‘My son has been placed under criminal detention for allegedly inciting subversion of state power,’ Wang’s mother said, following a government crackdown that saw more than 100 other Christians rounded up and allegedly abused in custody.

13 Dec 2018 - 4:02PM
Christian pastor Wang Yi faces subversion charges in China after raid on church

‘My son has been placed under criminal detention for allegedly inciting subversion of state power,’ Wang’s mother said, following a government crackdown that saw more than 100 other Christians rounded up and allegedly abused in custody.

Members of unofficial Chinese church vow to defy crackdown and keep meeting

Detainee says congregants were abused by police after being taken into custody.

12 Dec 2018 - 5:51AM
Members of unofficial Chinese church vow to defy crackdown and keep meeting

Detainee says congregants were abused by police after being taken into custody.

100 Christians snatched in overnight raids on underground Chinese church

Worshippers were taken from their homes and off the streets in coordinated raids across Chengdu in Sichuan province. A pastor was among those arrested.

13 Dec 2018 - 4:26PM
100 Christians snatched in overnight raids on underground Chinese church

Worshippers were taken from their homes and off the streets in coordinated raids across Chengdu in Sichuan province. A pastor was among those arrested.

Chinese Arabic school to close as areas with Muslim populations are urged to study the Xinjiang way

Gansu language school closure is symptom of Chinese policy towards Muslims.

9 Dec 2018 - 11:15PM
Chinese Arabic school to close as areas with Muslim populations are urged to study the Xinjiang way

Gansu language school closure is symptom of Chinese policy towards Muslims.

Heavy smog expected to blanket 79 cities across north, northwest and east of China

Pollution is forecast to peak on Sunday evening and Monday morning and could take four days to clear.

1 Dec 2018 - 10:42PM
Heavy smog expected to blanket 79 cities across north, northwest and east of China

Pollution is forecast to peak on Sunday evening and Monday morning and could take four days to clear.

Xi Jinping tells China’s trade union to put workers first, but will it take any notice?

New leaders of All-China Federation of Trade Unions should focus on employees’ most pressing concerns, president says.

25 Nov 2018 - 2:35PM
Xi Jinping tells China’s trade union to put workers first, but will it take any notice?

New leaders of All-China Federation of Trade Unions should focus on employees’ most pressing concerns, president says.

Chinese campus crackdown on young Marxist activists expands in major cities

Students summoned by university and warned to ignore weekend purge as most of the 22 activists remain missing after being violently rounded up

17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM
Chinese campus crackdown on young Marxist activists expands in major cities

Students summoned by university and warned to ignore weekend purge as most of the 22 activists remain missing after being violently rounded up

Chinese workers say silicosis protest was broken up with beatings and pepper spray

Terminally ill workers take to streets of Shenzhen to demand compensation from city.

8 Nov 2018 - 10:18PM
Chinese workers say silicosis protest was broken up with beatings and pepper spray

Terminally ill workers take to streets of Shenzhen to demand compensation from city.

China spending spike on Xinjiang ‘re-education camps’ revealed amid UN scrutiny of rights record

Outlays by some public security and justice departments at least double, study finds.

7 Nov 2018 - 5:59PM
China spending spike on Xinjiang ‘re-education camps’ revealed amid UN scrutiny of rights record

Outlays by some public security and justice departments at least double, study finds.

Two Chinese cities and legions of police disguised as ‘dancing aunties’ and students on alert for presidential visit

All is not what is seems in Shenzhen and Guangzhou on the third day of Xi Jinping’s trip to Guangdong province

25 Oct 2018 - 2:09PM
Two Chinese cities and legions of police disguised as ‘dancing aunties’ and students on alert for presidential visit

All is not what is seems in Shenzhen and Guangzhou on the third day of Xi Jinping’s trip to Guangdong province

Xi Jinping tours Guangzhou after highlighting wealth gap on visit to poorer areas

President’s visit to Guangdong continues, having taken in its impoverished districts in show of commitment to one of his signature goals.

24 Oct 2018 - 5:17PM
Xi Jinping tours Guangzhou after highlighting wealth gap on visit to poorer areas

President’s visit to Guangdong continues, having taken in its impoverished districts in show of commitment to one of his signature goals.

Where is Xi Jinping? Officials keep a tight lid on Guangdong tour
Chill and fear in Chinese classrooms as students are recruited to report teachers with ‘radical’ opinions

Several educators have been punished as the battle over political ideology intensifies on mainland campuses

20 Oct 2018 - 11:17PM
Chill and fear in Chinese classrooms as students are recruited to report teachers with ‘radical’ opinions

Several educators have been punished as the battle over political ideology intensifies on mainland campuses

Inside China: The disease killing the men who built Shenzhen, and their struggle for justice

Hundreds of workers who helped transform a fishing village into China's tech capital are petitioning for justice as they face a slow and painful death.

19 Dec 2018 - 7:57PM
Inside China: The disease killing the men who built Shenzhen, and their struggle for justice

Hundreds of workers who helped transform a fishing village into China's tech capital are petitioning for justice as they face a slow and painful death.

Inside China: Sichuan earthquake, 10 years on

A decade on, we return to the scene of one of China's worst natural disasters.

19 Dec 2018 - 7:46PM
Inside China: Sichuan earthquake, 10 years on

A decade on, we return to the scene of one of China's worst natural disasters.

How China defines religious extremism and how it justifies Xinjiang re-education camps for Muslims
Fears for young Marxist activist missing after police raid in China
China changes law to recognise 're-education camps' in Xinjiang
Dying for China’s economic miracle: migrant workers ravaged by lung disease, fighting to pay for their funerals

Lack of contract denies compensation to many, while slow response from local government means more could die before medical and financial help arrives

12 Dec 2018 - 4:07PM
Dying for China’s economic miracle: migrant workers ravaged by lung disease, fighting to pay for their funerals

Lack of contract denies compensation to many, while slow response from local government means more could die before medical and financial help arrives

Interpol demands answers from China on missing president Meng Hongwei
Taiwan condemns Beijing’s ‘barbaric intervention’ as another international business falls into line over name
US ready to squeeze China partners with ‘poison pill’ trade deals
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