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Laurie Chen

laurie.chen@scmp.com

Recent and archived articles by Laurie Chen

11 Apr 2019 | 2:30 PM

Chinese man arrested for attacking his four children with knife then slashing himself


Police in Fujian province investigate assault on two boys and two girls
Sons were treated for neck injuries that were more than 13 centimetres long

11 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

Chinese man jailed for making ‘gun’ toilet handles will face retrial


Facts were unclear and evidence insufficient in the original judgment last September, court rules
Defence challenges method used by police to identify the handles as guns

28 Mar 2019 | 12:13 PM

Sounds of silence: ‘dancing aunties’ use earphones to reduce the noise and increase the peace

Morning group dances are popular in China but the music adds to urban clamor and can lead to fines. A video of a group in Chongqing who wear headsets is drawing online attention and praise

A group of dancing aunties have resorted to wearing earphones in order to keep their music from disturbing others. — SCMP
28 Mar 2019 | 10:58 AM

Chinese woman sues hospital for US$150,000 after finding hair in four-year-old son’s IV drip


Woman makes shocking discovery as boy is being treated for pneumonia
Hospital says it will investigate the case, but only if mother pays for it

21 Feb 2019 | 4:37 PM

Children among 11 hurt in knife attack in mainland China


Police say they have detained a 33-year-old suspect with a history of mental illness
Incident happened about 7am in eastern city of Jian

5 Feb 2019 | 11:46 AM

Lunar New Year puts seal on Peppa Pig’s Chinese comeback


When even filmmakers and the army are getting in on the act, there’s no doubt that the popular cartoon character is the face of the Year of the Pig

29 Jan 2019 | 7:44 AM

Chinese man throws young girl from third-floor shopping centre balcony then jumps after her


Victim’s condition said to be not critical; attacker breaks several bones
Suspect, 36, tells police he wanted to take his own life

29 Jan 2019 | 7:43 AM

Chinese woman dies after complications from breast enhancement surgery


‘Medical emergency’ interrupted the procedure at a clinic in southern China
Authorities are trying to verify the qualifications of the surgeon and nurses who performed the surgery

23 Jan 2019 | 10:41 AM

McDonald’s draws online fire in China for advertisement showing Taiwan ID


Advertisement contains a photo of an ID card showing Taiwanese nationality
Social media commenters in China criticise the ad, which the company is forced to pull

22 Jan 2019 | 2:54 PM

Single? Female? Over 30? Chinese companies bring in ‘dating leave’ for Lunar New Year


Unmarried thirty-something women workers urged to go forth and date with an extra eight days of holiday over the traditional break