Zoe Low

Zoe Low is a reporter at the Post, joining in 2018. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.
Zoe Low
Zoe Low is a reporter at the Post, joining in 2018. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

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China’s biggest funeral services provider plans to launch virtual graves, reports 17 per cent increase in net profit

Mainland Chinese are embracing value-added funeral services, such as virtual graves, as a pursuit of better lifestyles extends beyond the grave.

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China’s biggest funeral services provider plans to launch virtual graves, reports 17 per cent increase in net profit

Mainland Chinese are embracing value-added funeral services, such as virtual graves, as a pursuit of better lifestyles extends beyond the grave.

Pork producer WH Group calls for end of trade war, as 2018 profit drops 4 per cent

WH Group, owner of Smithfield Foods, said falling prices and higher mainland tariffs on US shipments led to a profit result of US$1.05 billion for 2018.

16 Mar 2019 - 1:53AM
Pork producer WH Group calls for end of trade war, as 2018 profit drops 4 per cent

WH Group, owner of Smithfield Foods, said falling prices and higher mainland tariffs on US shipments led to a profit result of US$1.05 billion for 2018.

Striking for the future: From Australia to Japan to India, youths will skip school on March 15 to protest against climate change

Students from at least six Asian countries will take part in Global Strike for Future

12 Mar 2019 - 12:20PM
Striking for the future: From Australia to Japan to India, youths will skip school on March 15 to protest against climate change

Students from at least six Asian countries will take part in Global Strike for Future

Malaysian police launch global manhunt for killer of Irishman Patrick Brian O’Reilly

Penang police are looking for a “fair-skinned” foreigner in connection with the murder of Patrick Brian O’Reilly, who was found tied up in a pool of blood at his flat.

6 Mar 2019 - 4:22PM
Malaysian police launch global manhunt for killer of Irishman Patrick Brian O’Reilly

Penang police are looking for a “fair-skinned” foreigner in connection with the murder of Patrick Brian O’Reilly, who was found tied up in a pool of blood at his flat.

Malaysia’s bad-boy rapper Namewee: out of jail, but are China’s censors ready?

Bad-boy rapper Namewee was once a thorn in the side of the Malaysian government, criticised for insulting both the country and Islam. Now he’s back with a green light for his once-banned film Banglasia. What gives?

2 Mar 2019 - 1:01PM
Malaysia’s bad-boy rapper Namewee: out of jail, but are China’s censors ready?

Bad-boy rapper Namewee was once a thorn in the side of the Malaysian government, criticised for insulting both the country and Islam. Now he’s back with a green light for his once-banned film Banglasia. What gives?

Money, money, money ... It’s not a cashless society yet in Hong Kong where banknotes still rule

Art director for HSBC’s Global Publishing Services says banknotes often depict people, places and animals unique or symbolic to a specific place. Hong Kong’s banknotes have also depicted city’s bustling trade activity, such as tea manufacturing in the early 1900s.

6 Feb 2019 - 10:40PM
Money, money, money ... It’s not a cashless society yet in Hong Kong where banknotes still rule

Art director for HSBC’s Global Publishing Services says banknotes often depict people, places and animals unique or symbolic to a specific place. Hong Kong’s banknotes have also depicted city’s bustling trade activity, such as tea manufacturing in the early 1900s.

Homeless by choice: Hongkonger tells why he gave up middle-class life to sleep rough in Victoria Park

Simon Lee lives on leftovers from McDonald’s and hand-outs from a Sikh temple, and says he gets by just fine. His self-imposed life on the streets has released him from the pain of relationships and burden of material things, he says.

26 Jan 2019 - 2:31PM
Homeless by choice: Hongkonger tells why he gave up middle-class life to sleep rough in Victoria Park

Simon Lee lives on leftovers from McDonald’s and hand-outs from a Sikh temple, and says he gets by just fine. His self-imposed life on the streets has released him from the pain of relationships and burden of material things, he says.

Students and teachers at Hong Kong school raise HK$50,000 for Operation Santa Claus

School plays exhibition soccer match against professionals from Best Union Yeun Long, while mini fun fair helps boost fundraising efforts.

18 Jan 2019 - 6:42PM
Students and teachers at Hong Kong school raise HK$50,000 for Operation Santa Claus

School plays exhibition soccer match against professionals from Best Union Yeun Long, while mini fun fair helps boost fundraising efforts.

Smartwatches and fitness bands by Suunto, Apple and Garmin can be inaccurate, Hong Kong Consumer Council says

Consumer Council says popular gadgets not always accurate in their readings.

15 Jan 2019 - 10:56PM
Smartwatches and fitness bands by Suunto, Apple and Garmin can be inaccurate, Hong Kong Consumer Council says

Consumer Council says popular gadgets not always accurate in their readings.

Hong Kong’s bakers told to switch up ingredients after cookies and biscuits found to contain chemicals linked to cancer

Eggs rolls and chocolate cookies among tasty treats found to contain high levels of chemicals that can increase the risk of cancer, while one product had 210 per cent more sugar than advertised.

16 Jan 2019 - 5:13AM
Hong Kong’s bakers told to switch up ingredients after cookies and biscuits found to contain chemicals linked to cancer

Eggs rolls and chocolate cookies among tasty treats found to contain high levels of chemicals that can increase the risk of cancer, while one product had 210 per cent more sugar than advertised.

More aggressive wild boars may be put down, says Hong Kong agriculture chief

Officials and lawmakers say people feeding boars has led to an increase in the number of the animals captured, and have called for more awareness of the dangers.

12 Jan 2019 - 11:17PM
More aggressive wild boars may be put down, says Hong Kong agriculture chief

Officials and lawmakers say people feeding boars has led to an increase in the number of the animals captured, and have called for more awareness of the dangers.

Hong Kong’s worst maritime accidents: from Lamma ferry crash on National Day 2012 to fire on former luxury liner Queen Elizabeth

At least one crewman was killed, seven others injured and two were still missing after an oil tanker fire off the coast of Lamma Island on Tuesday. We look at some of the major maritime accidents with Hong Kong connections down the years.

9 Jan 2019 - 10:38PM
Hong Kong’s worst maritime accidents: from Lamma ferry crash on National Day 2012 to fire on former luxury liner Queen Elizabeth

At least one crewman was killed, seven others injured and two were still missing after an oil tanker fire off the coast of Lamma Island on Tuesday. We look at some of the major maritime accidents with Hong Kong connections down the years.

Macau police fire warning shot during scuffle with smokers outside luxury hotel, three arrested

Police say the officer fired in the air after being pushed by one of the men. They had been asked to stop smoking in the no-smoking section. Nobody was shot in the incident but the police officer sustained injuries to the arms, legs and stomach.

4 Jan 2019 - 4:18PM
Macau police fire warning shot during scuffle with smokers outside luxury hotel, three arrested

Police say the officer fired in the air after being pushed by one of the men. They had been asked to stop smoking in the no-smoking section. Nobody was shot in the incident but the police officer sustained injuries to the arms, legs and stomach.

Warning as Hong Kong’s cold snap continues with 10 more treated for hypothermia in hospital – but warmer weather on way at weekend

Wednesday is also forecast to be cold but the mercury is expected to rise over the following two days before reaching 22 degrees at the weekend.

1 Jan 2019 - 9:28PM
Warning as Hong Kong’s cold snap continues with 10 more treated for hypothermia in hospital – but warmer weather on way at weekend

Wednesday is also forecast to be cold but the mercury is expected to rise over the following two days before reaching 22 degrees at the weekend.

Hong Kong welcomes 2019 with 340,000 revellers lining Victoria Harbour for HK$14 million fireworks and light show

Countdown celebrations were also held on the streets and in malls across commercial and tourist haunts such as Causeway Bay, Lan Kwai Fong and Tsim Sha Tsui.

1 Jan 2019 - 3:47PM
Hong Kong welcomes 2019 with 340,000 revellers lining Victoria Harbour for HK$14 million fireworks and light show

Countdown celebrations were also held on the streets and in malls across commercial and tourist haunts such as Causeway Bay, Lan Kwai Fong and Tsim Sha Tsui.

Chinese dairy company under investigation after children pour out free school milk

Authorities will look into whether Hunan Xiangmi Dairy falsely presented itself as an authorised supplier to 110,000 pupils.

24 Dec 2018 - 4:32PM
Chinese dairy company under investigation after children pour out free school milk

Authorities will look into whether Hunan Xiangmi Dairy falsely presented itself as an authorised supplier to 110,000 pupils.

Chinese schoolchildren told to pour away free milk as safety precaution, headmaster says

Move taken to prevent ‘left behind’ youngsters taking cartons home and leaving them to go bad in cupboards.

24 Dec 2018 - 12:33PM
Chinese schoolchildren told to pour away free milk as safety precaution, headmaster says

Move taken to prevent ‘left behind’ youngsters taking cartons home and leaving them to go bad in cupboards.

Remember me? Chinese man arrested for revenge attack on ‘abusive’ former teacher

Video shows 50-year-old man repeatedly saying ‘I’m sorry’ as younger assailant beats him around the head and face.

20 Dec 2018 - 8:32PM
Remember me? Chinese man arrested for revenge attack on ‘abusive’ former teacher

Video shows 50-year-old man repeatedly saying ‘I’m sorry’ as younger assailant beats him around the head and face.

Chinese woman arrested for poaching ‘had 400 frozen birds in her house’

Police see her picking up dead birds then find case containing 40 before searching her home and establishing that she had been poisoning protected species with pesticide.

19 Dec 2018 - 11:13PM
Chinese woman arrested for poaching ‘had 400 frozen birds in her house’

Police see her picking up dead birds then find case containing 40 before searching her home and establishing that she had been poisoning protected species with pesticide.

Santa Claus won’t be coming to this town, as Chinese officials ban Christmas

Ban on festive decorations, retail sales intended to ‘maintain stability’, as officials also ask locals to report people ‘spreading religion’ in public.

19 Dec 2018 - 12:04AM
Santa Claus won’t be coming to this town, as Chinese officials ban Christmas

Ban on festive decorations, retail sales intended to ‘maintain stability’, as officials also ask locals to report people ‘spreading religion’ in public.

Founder of US$14.5 billion Chinese pyramid scheme Shanxinhui jailed for 17 years

Zhang Tianming was also fined 100 million yuan, while nine of his staff were given prison sentences for their part in the scam.

14 Dec 2018 - 11:11PM
Founder of US$14.5 billion Chinese pyramid scheme Shanxinhui jailed for 17 years

Zhang Tianming was also fined 100 million yuan, while nine of his staff were given prison sentences for their part in the scam.

Chinese masked tiger man arrested after making people nervous

20-year-old detained after locals complained his Tudigong face mask and furry jumpsuit were too scary.

14 Dec 2018 - 4:05PM
Chinese masked tiger man arrested after making people nervous

20-year-old detained after locals complained his Tudigong face mask and furry jumpsuit were too scary.

Chinese police shut down ‘water army’ of internet trolls paid US$4.3 million to blitz websites and social media

Authorities in Jingzhou say family-run operation was paid by public relations companies to send online army to shut down negative comment about clients.

13 Dec 2018 - 10:11PM
Chinese police shut down ‘water army’ of internet trolls paid US$4.3 million to blitz websites and social media

Authorities in Jingzhou say family-run operation was paid by public relations companies to send online army to shut down negative comment about clients.

Chinese loan shark who raped victim among 18 jailed for gang crime
Chinese village official punished after house of hollow brick was built without foundations for poor family

Village official and builder did shoddy job for homeless family and hide poor workmanship and planning under layers of cement.

11 Dec 2018 - 6:44PM
Chinese village official punished after house of hollow brick was built without foundations for poor family

Village official and builder did shoddy job for homeless family and hide poor workmanship and planning under layers of cement.

Chinese firefighters warm hearts as frozen kittens rescued from burnt-out building

Emergency workers stumble across felines and return them to their owners

10 Dec 2018 - 6:35PM
Chinese firefighters warm hearts as frozen kittens rescued from burnt-out building

Emergency workers stumble across felines and return them to their owners

Chinese police accused of brutality by kneeling on woman’s neck – next day she thanks their ‘sincere assistance’

Footage and accusation of ‘near-death experience’ provoke furious reaction on Weibo before being removed and followed by victim thanking the police’s ‘sincere communication and assistance’.

10 Dec 2018 - 10:36PM
Chinese police accused of brutality by kneeling on woman’s neck – next day she thanks their ‘sincere assistance’

Footage and accusation of ‘near-death experience’ provoke furious reaction on Weibo before being removed and followed by victim thanking the police’s ‘sincere communication and assistance’.

Chinese animal lovers rescue 375 cats from illegal slaughterhouse

Members of the Capital Animal Welfare Association stage daring raid after stumbling upon illegal abattoir.

8 Dec 2018 - 1:25AM
Chinese animal lovers rescue 375 cats from illegal slaughterhouse

Members of the Capital Animal Welfare Association stage daring raid after stumbling upon illegal abattoir.

China gender and sexuality centre shuts down as censorship chill spreads

‘Winter arrives’ for advocacy non-profit founded by women’s rights activist.

8 Dec 2018 - 9:47AM
China gender and sexuality centre shuts down as censorship chill spreads

‘Winter arrives’ for advocacy non-profit founded by women’s rights activist.

Police bust US$145 million medical tourism scam in China

More than 130 people arrested over con targeting rich Chinese who were offered free health trips to US and Thailand and sold expensive ‘cancer prevention’ drugs.

6 Dec 2018 - 10:13PM
Police bust US$145 million medical tourism scam in China

More than 130 people arrested over con targeting rich Chinese who were offered free health trips to US and Thailand and sold expensive ‘cancer prevention’ drugs.