Jack Lau

Jack Lau

Reporter, China

Jack joined the Post in 2020 after studying journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Before that, he read law in London and Hong Kong, where he assisted with research in Chinese legal institutions a

nd civil dispute resolution.

Language spoken
English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Taiwan’s pork protest against the US
Thousands of people in Taiwan’s capital Taipei have joined an annual demonstration against the easing of restrictions against imports of American pork which contain a controversial food additive.
Chinese city’s lamp posts charge mobile phones
Mobile phone users who need a quick charge now only need to look for the nearest street light in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. More than 60 lamp posts on the busy Jianghan Road have been fitted with wireless charging equipment. Two charging points were installed on each street lamp in a pedestrian zone as part of a pilot scheme organized by the Wuhan Urban and Rural Construction Bureau. The bureau said the free service can charge most phones to about 70 percent in about 20 minutes. The smart lamp posts also have equipment which can monitor crowds, broadcast announcements and improve 5G wireless network coverage.
Foreigners join China’s live-stream sales army
China’s live-stream retail market is projected to grow to be worth $145 billion in 2020, according to iiMedia Research. The increase has been linked to a surge in online activity during the coronavirus pandemic. But Chinese retailers are eager to expand their businesses beyond the country and are hiring multilingual foreigners living in China to approach customers abroad.