Laurie Chen

Recent and archived articles by Laurie Chen

19 Sep 2018 | 12:30 PM

The real power behind China’s new trend of ‘sissy men’ ... is the empowered modern woman

The ‘luxury pig men’ are challenging traditional gender stereotypes, and some commentators believe greater empowerment for women is helping them to do so

12 Sep 2018 | 11:12 PM

Chinese man ‘threw cat and dog out of 21st-floor flat’ after heated row with wife

Husband had reportedly wanted his wife to get rid of the animals because she was expecting a baby

11 Sep 2018 | 1:34 PM

Chinese university canteen forces students to solve maths puzzle to use the Wi-fi ‘because we’re all geeks, right?’

Student canteen says it wanted to share a mathematical in-joke with its aeronautics students by testing their calculus skills

7 Sep 2018 | 2:05 PM

Chinese father and son jailed for throwing petrol bombs at government workers who tried to demolish their home

Pair used Molotov cocktails and ‘anti-wolf’ spray to try to defend their home from the bulldozers

26 Aug 2018 | 10:47 PM

On the trail of China’s ‘Bigfoot’

The legend of the Wild Man is alive and well and transforming remote villages in northwest China into booming tourist towns

13 Aug 2018 | 8:06 AM

Bored Chinese schoolboys convince Didi driver to take them on 1,400km journey with less than US$30 in cash to pay him

Ride-hailing app had assured driver the journey was in order but had to step in after a row over who would settle the US$980 bill

8 Aug 2018 | 7:00 PM

Airbnb’s Great Wall of China competition crumbles as heritage bureau fails to give green light

Promotion ‘not in line with conservation values’ and was not approved, Beijing Yanqing Cultural Commission says

The Airbnb statement said it had been in talks with “relevant parties” over several months before launching the promotion. — SCMP
23 Jul 2018 | 2:00 PM

Why China’s tech-savvy millennials are quitting WeChat

Disillusioned users are leaving China’s most popular social network over growing privacy fears, but doing so comes at a cost

In China, its most saturated market, WeChat’s penetration rate is 83% among all smartphone users. — SCMP
11 Jul 2018 | 7:30 AM

Gutsy Chinese shopworker refuses to be bullied by knife-wielding robber

Woman unfazed by armed suspect and even chases after him when he runs out with stolen goods

17 Jun 2018 | 3:00 PM

Hong Kong workers feel they are not equipped with the right skills for digital economy: survey

Workers say that they are not receiving adequate training in digital skills required for the digital economy.

A quarter of local respondents said they planned to leave their current employer within a year, with the biggest factors being wages, work-life balance and a lack of career prospects because of digitalisation. — SCMP