Yew Lun Tian


Yew Lun Tian was Beijing correspondent at Lianhe Zaobao. She covered China politics, policies, defence and diplomacy. Yew is curious about all things Chinese and is on an enduring mission to discover what makes China tick.

Tension is rising between China and Sweden. (iStock)

The Swedish Ambassador’s trial: A cautionary tale on taking a personal stance towards China

In unfolding developments in the detained Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai case, Anna Lindstedt, former Swedish ambassador to China, is facing trial for allegedly arranging a meeting between Gui’s daughter and businessmen with interests in the matter. Lianhe Zaobao's Beijing correspondent Yew Lun Tian thinks that this will serve as a cautionary tale to the Swedish to be extra careful when dealing with foreigners, especially those from China. 
The 90s generation is charting their own path, including through social media. (iStock)

How the 90s generation rules Chinese social media

The gutsy, confident 90s generation are carving out a niche for themselves in a new economy where the ability to engage an online audience and grow a fan base is highly prized.
Wolf Disco by Gem is the hottest song in China this year. (

The hottest song in China: Wolf Disco

What is the hottest song in China right now? Apparently, a little rap song called Wolf Disco has been making waves, with its take on what life was like in the late '90s and early 2000s. Journalist Yew Lun Tian is reminded of her own teenage years, as she delves into what makes this song so popular.