Laura Zhou

Beijing

Laura Zhou

Reporter, China

Laura Zhou joined the Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.

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China and EU wait to see how American election result will affect investment treaty negotiations

The election outcome may not only alter American relations with other countries but also cause ripple effects for relationships that don’t include the US.

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The election outcome may not only alter American relations with other countries but also cause ripple effects for relationships that don’t include the US.

China and EU wait to see how American election result will affect investment treaty negotiations
Coronavirus: China offers US$4,500 reward for information about illegal foreigners

Scheme launched in Yunnan province in bid to stop people infected with Covid-19 sneaking into the country.

30 Oct 2020 - 10:08PM

Scheme launched in Yunnan province in bid to stop people infected with Covid-19 sneaking into the country.

Coronavirus: China offers US$4,500 reward for information about illegal foreigners
China-US rivalry becomes Aliens vs Predator as Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka takes swipe at Mike Pompeo

Mission issues spiky retort after US secretary of state accuses Chinese Communist Party of being a predator during visit to Colombo.

28 Oct 2020 - 8:18PM

Mission issues spiky retort after US secretary of state accuses Chinese Communist Party of being a predator during visit to Colombo.

China-US rivalry becomes Aliens vs Predator as Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka takes swipe at Mike Pompeo
Coronavirus: Xinjiang officials say there is no link between Kashgar and Urumqi outbreaks

All 4.74 million residents of the far western border city have been tested in the past four days. It now has five confirmed cases, but 178 people are asymptomatic.

28 Oct 2020 - 1:49AM

All 4.74 million residents of the far western border city have been tested in the past four days. It now has five confirmed cases, but 178 people are asymptomatic.

Coronavirus: Xinjiang officials say there is no link between Kashgar and Urumqi outbreaks
American troops could be sent to ‘defend the Senkaku Islands’, US commander says

Lieutenant General Kevin Schneider made the remarks after touching down on a Japanese destroyer for the start of a joint drill, and also took aim at recent ‘malign activities on the part of Beijing’.

27 Oct 2020 - 9:40PM

Lieutenant General Kevin Schneider made the remarks after touching down on a Japanese destroyer for the start of a joint drill, and also took aim at recent ‘malign activities on the part of Beijing’.

American troops could be sent to ‘defend the Senkaku Islands’, US commander says
China to sanction three US firms over US$1.8bn Taiwan arms deal that included missiles that can strike mainland: Boeing Defence, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon targeted

Boeing Defence was singled out, but there was no word of any action against its parent company, which has significant mainland business interests.

26 Oct 2020 - 10:47PM

Boeing Defence was singled out, but there was no word of any action against its parent company, which has significant mainland business interests.

China to sanction three US firms over US$1.8bn Taiwan arms deal that included missiles that can strike mainland: Boeing Defence, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon targeted
China right to be concerned about Quad alliance’s bright future, analysts say

After unpromising beginning, US, Japan, India and Australia grouping is finding renewed common ground against Beijing.

26 Oct 2020 - 10:46AM

After unpromising beginning, US, Japan, India and Australia grouping is finding renewed common ground against Beijing.

China right to be concerned about Quad alliance’s bright future, analysts say
Xi Jinping says China ‘determined to defeat invaders’ in Korean war anniversary speech

In a fiercely nationalistic speech the president says Chinese people will not bend, no matter the challenges faced.

24 Oct 2020 - 12:37AM

In a fiercely nationalistic speech the president says Chinese people will not bend, no matter the challenges faced.

Xi Jinping says China ‘determined to defeat invaders’ in Korean war anniversary speech
South China Sea: Japan boosts security ties with Vietnam as it ramps up pressure on Beijing

Countries agree to cooperate on regional issues, including the disputed South China Sea, as Tokyo and Canberra also agree to strengthen efforts in the Indo-Pacific.

20 Oct 2020 - 11:00AM

Countries agree to cooperate on regional issues, including the disputed South China Sea, as Tokyo and Canberra also agree to strengthen efforts in the Indo-Pacific.

South China Sea: Japan boosts security ties with Vietnam as it ramps up pressure on Beijing
Japan could be stabilising influence in US-China relations, says ambassador

Beijing’s envoy uses television interview to urge Tokyo to use unique position as Asian neighbour and Washington ally.

19 Oct 2020 - 11:28PM

Beijing’s envoy uses television interview to urge Tokyo to use unique position as Asian neighbour and Washington ally.

Japan could be stabilising influence in US-China relations, says ambassador
South China Sea: Beijing will need more than charm to win over Asean, observers say

Beijing’s leaders have visited nine Asean countries in recent weeks but free-trade deals and financial aid are unlikely to assuage the bloc’s deep-rooted concerns, analysts say.

18 Oct 2020 - 10:52PM

Beijing’s leaders have visited nine Asean countries in recent weeks but free-trade deals and financial aid are unlikely to assuage the bloc’s deep-rooted concerns, analysts say.

South China Sea: Beijing will need more than charm to win over Asean, observers say
China’s Yunnan: magical mushrooms and stick insects on a food tour in the southwest

The speciality restaurants are the place to go if you’re not bugged by the thought of biting down on a stick insect.

17 Oct 2020 - 10:01AM

The speciality restaurants are the place to go if you’re not bugged by the thought of biting down on a stick insect.

China’s Yunnan: magical mushrooms and stick insects on a food tour in the southwest
Explainer | How a Thai railway could fast-track China’s interests in Southeast Asia

Deal including track and trains is vital to plans to link China and Thailand by rail – but why are the two coupling up?

13 Oct 2020 - 9:50PM

Deal including track and trains is vital to plans to link China and Thailand by rail – but why are the two coupling up?

How a Thai railway could fast-track China’s interests in Southeast Asia
China is not interested in competing for world leadership, foreign minister says

Wang Yi made the comments during a meeting with his Philippine counterpart Teodoro Locsin, during which he said the two countries should be ‘good friends forever’.

11 Oct 2020 - 11:07PM

Wang Yi made the comments during a meeting with his Philippine counterpart Teodoro Locsin, during which he said the two countries should be ‘good friends forever’.

China is not interested in competing for world leadership, foreign minister says
Will US pressure be too much for Israel’s ties with China?

Optimism of a golden era of Israel-China relations has soured amid the US-China strategic rivalry.

4 Oct 2020 - 3:31PM

Optimism of a golden era of Israel-China relations has soured amid the US-China strategic rivalry.

Will US pressure be too much for Israel’s ties with China?
China stages solemn ceremony to welcome home remains of 117 soldiers killed in Korean war

PLA delegation and ageing veterans pay tribute at Shenyang airport as lost comrades return from South Korea.

28 Sep 2020 - 3:02PM

PLA delegation and ageing veterans pay tribute at Shenyang airport as lost comrades return from South Korea.

China stages solemn ceremony to welcome home remains of 117 soldiers killed in Korean war
Road to Moscow to could open route to riches for more Chinese firms in Russia

A US$760 million deal to build a section of Russia’s flagship highway programme could pave the way for more contracts.

26 Sep 2020 - 10:00PM

A US$760 million deal to build a section of Russia’s flagship highway programme could pave the way for more contracts.

Road to Moscow to could open route to riches for more Chinese firms in Russia
China-Japan relations: new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga agrees to work with Xi Jinping to boost stability

Suga says he wants to ‘fulfil his responsibility’ by putting relations between the two countries onto an even keel.

5 Oct 2020 - 10:40PM

Suga says he wants to ‘fulfil his responsibility’ by putting relations between the two countries onto an even keel.

China-Japan relations: new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga agrees to work with Xi Jinping to boost stability
US-China rivalry in the South China Sea has the Philippines at its core, observers say

Beijing and Washington know the value of Manila’s and its mercurial leader Rodrigo Duterte’s support, and they are willing to pay handsomely to get it.

21 Sep 2020 - 7:00AM

Beijing and Washington know the value of Manila’s and its mercurial leader Rodrigo Duterte’s support, and they are willing to pay handsomely to get it.

US-China rivalry in the South China Sea has the Philippines at its core, observers say
Japanese companies fear being caught in the middle of US-China tensions, white paper says

Companies operating in China face growing uncertainties including Beijing’s planned ‘unreliable entity list’, according to chamber of commerce.

17 Sep 2020 - 9:00AM

Companies operating in China face growing uncertainties including Beijing’s planned ‘unreliable entity list’, according to chamber of commerce.

Japanese companies fear being caught in the middle of US-China tensions, white paper says
China-India border dispute: five Indians freed by PLA after state newspaper calls them spies

‘India has from time to time used the tactic of sending people across the border to find out information,’ editor-in-chief of Global Times says.

12 Sep 2020 - 8:07PM

‘India has from time to time used the tactic of sending people across the border to find out information,’ editor-in-chief of Global Times says.

China-India border dispute: five Indians freed by PLA after state newspaper calls them spies
China warns against travel to Czech Republic as tensions rise over Taiwan

Beijing cites increase in coronavirus cases in European country as reason for caution.

12 Sep 2020 - 11:27PM

Beijing cites increase in coronavirus cases in European country as reason for caution.

China warns against travel to Czech Republic as tensions rise over Taiwan
Border dispute: what’s at stake for Russia as it tries to mediate between China and India?

Moscow hopes to be ‘main diplomatic broker’ within trilateral grouping but those efforts could be stymied if the rift deepens, observers say.

12 Sep 2020 - 11:27PM

Moscow hopes to be ‘main diplomatic broker’ within trilateral grouping but those efforts could be stymied if the rift deepens, observers say.

Border dispute: what’s at stake for Russia as it tries to mediate between China and India?
US expected to step up surveillance as China continues to escalate naval exercises

A series of US spy planes have been detected around China’s coast, including one near the area where the latest drill will take place.

9 Sep 2020 - 7:43AM

A series of US spy planes have been detected around China’s coast, including one near the area where the latest drill will take place.

US expected to step up surveillance as China continues to escalate naval exercises
China sends aircraft carriers on unprecedented dual missions in Bohai, Yellow seas

It’s the first time the two warships have conducted drills at the same time since the Shandong entered service in December.

7 Sep 2020 - 10:07PM

It’s the first time the two warships have conducted drills at the same time since the Shandong entered service in December.

China sends aircraft carriers on unprecedented dual missions in Bohai, Yellow seas
Crops at risk as southern China battles worst locust infestation in decades

Villagers in Yunnan province say the impact has been far worse than they feared.

30 Aug 2020 - 1:51PM

Villagers in Yunnan province say the impact has been far worse than they feared.

Crops at risk as southern China battles worst locust infestation in decades
Why Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation is unlikely to change approach to China

The Liberal Democrat leader announced that he would step down due to health issues.

29 Aug 2020 - 12:42AM

The Liberal Democrat leader announced that he would step down due to health issues.

Why Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation is unlikely to change approach to China
Hope blooms for China’s flower trade as rose prices soar to meet demand

Lovers return to market for Chinese Valentine’s Day in best trading since February’s romantic washout caused by Covid-19.

25 Aug 2020 - 7:00AM

Lovers return to market for Chinese Valentine’s Day in best trading since February’s romantic washout caused by Covid-19.

Hope blooms for China’s flower trade as rose prices soar to meet demand
Taiwanese plane maker AIDC to open region’s first F-16 fighter jet centre with Lockheed Martin

President Tsai Ing-wen expected to inaugurate maintenance facility in Taichung on Friday, as tensions worsen across the Taiwan Strait.

24 Aug 2020 - 9:39PM

President Tsai Ing-wen expected to inaugurate maintenance facility in Taichung on Friday, as tensions worsen across the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwanese plane maker AIDC to open region’s first F-16 fighter jet centre with Lockheed Martin
China keen to boost cooperation with Asean, top diplomat tells Singaporean leader

Beijing willing to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ‘to deepen strategic mutual trust and pragmatic cooperation’, Yang Jiechi says.

21 Aug 2020 - 11:11PM

Beijing willing to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ‘to deepen strategic mutual trust and pragmatic cooperation’, Yang Jiechi says.

China keen to boost cooperation with Asean, top diplomat tells Singaporean leader