The suspect is taken by officers from the airport police station to Tseung Kwan O and Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih (inset) lies in a bed whilst being treated at a hospital in Sragen, Indonesia's Central Java province. Photo: Sam Tsang and Felix Wong

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The suspect is taken by officers from the airport police station to Tseung Kwan O and Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih (inset) lies in a bed whilst being treated at a hospital in Sragen, Indonesia's Central Java province. Photo: Sam Tsang and Felix Wong
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Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu is a contributor to Goldthread. She's been based out of Beijing and Hong Kong as a foreign correspondent covering social issues, politics and culture in China for AFP and DPA, and has written for outlets like The Economist, Foreign Policy, South China Morning Post, Quartz, and Mashable, among others. She is the chair of NüVoices, an editorial collective celebrating the work of women writers and creators on China subjects.