Shirley Lau

The Hong Kong-born, Paris-based radio and television host says she knows who she really is and that’s all that matters. The French passport holder also explains why she refuses to vote in France, which she describes as a ‘class-conscious society’


Residents in Sai Ying Pun are afraid their neighbourhood will be destroyed by a surge in new hotels drawn to the area by the city's newest MTR station, which is set to open this month.

Retired diplomat tells Shirley Lau about heading the German consulate in Hong Kong, having his flat bugged in communist Prague and his new career as an artist.


The governor of Tokyo said he believed a rift-healing summit would take place between the leaders of China and Japan next month, as he touted the economic benefits Chinese tourists brought to his city.

The co-founder of a Hong Kong-based wine brand talks to Shirley Lau about growing up in the shadow of a famous father and becoming his own man.

The Franco-Chinese painter tells Shirley Lau that rejection turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to him.

Hong Kong's French community is branching out from traditional business activities and using their French connections to promote their brands, discovers Shirley Lau.

Going to medical school is the dream of many, but it can also be daunting when the invitation for an interview arrives. Trying to stay ahead of the pack, Dr Christopher See did something unconventional a month before his interview with Cambridge University about 12 years ago.

Western branded firms are pairing with mainland companies to create products combining global excellence with a Chinese flavour. Shirley Lau looks at the hybrid business model.

Having fled to Germany in 2011, dissident writer Liao Yiwu continues to do what he does best - wield his mighty pen. He talks to Shirley Lau about how June 4 and the prison sentence that followed changed his world.