Liu Zhen

Beijing

Liu Zhen

Reporter, China

Liu Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.

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China sacks senior police officer over ‘absurd’ Peace Mantra book

He Dian loses job after coming in for ridicule for his 300-plus pages of repetitive sentences.

1 Aug 2020 - 2:09AM

He Dian loses job after coming in for ridicule for his 300-plus pages of repetitive sentences.

China sacks senior police officer over ‘absurd’ Peace Mantra book
China’s BeiDou set to show the way as Xi Jinping commissions rival to America’s GPS

Completion of 30-satellite constellation marks a key milestone in country’s efforts to become a space power, vice-chairman of Central Military Commission says.

1 Aug 2020 - 11:16AM

Completion of 30-satellite constellation marks a key milestone in country’s efforts to become a space power, vice-chairman of Central Military Commission says.

China’s BeiDou set to show the way as Xi Jinping commissions rival to America’s GPS
China adds turbo generators to warships to power high-energy weapons, state media says

Its developer says the 20-megawatt units went into service ‘recently’ but does not specify which ships now have them installed.

30 Jul 2020 - 11:03PM

Its developer says the 20-megawatt units went into service ‘recently’ but does not specify which ships now have them installed.

China adds turbo generators to warships to power high-energy weapons, state media says
Chinese President Xi Jinping praises ITER nuclear fusion experiment

nation ‘willing to continue to increase scientific exchange and cooperation with all parties to jointly make key breakthroughs’, leader says as assembly of experimental facility starts in France.

29 Jul 2020 - 11:35PM

nation ‘willing to continue to increase scientific exchange and cooperation with all parties to jointly make key breakthroughs’, leader says as assembly of experimental facility starts in France.

Chinese President Xi Jinping praises ITER nuclear fusion experiment
US puts record number of eyes in the skies off China coast in July

Beijing-based think tank counts 50 sorties by American military aircraft over South China Sea in first three weeks.

25 Jul 2020 - 9:49PM

Beijing-based think tank counts 50 sorties by American military aircraft over South China Sea in first three weeks.

US puts record number of eyes in the skies off China coast in July
China’s decision to close US consulate in Chengdu likely driven by size, observers say

Beijing had to follow through on vow to retaliate for closure of its mission in Houston but also wanted to minimise the fallout, experts say.

25 Jul 2020 - 4:33PM

Beijing had to follow through on vow to retaliate for closure of its mission in Houston but also wanted to minimise the fallout, experts say.

China’s decision to close US consulate in Chengdu likely driven by size, observers say
India and US conduct joint military exercises in Indian Ocean

The USS Nimitz carrier strike group had recently finished a large-scale naval exercise in the South China Sea.

30 Jul 2020 - 4:17PM

The USS Nimitz carrier strike group had recently finished a large-scale naval exercise in the South China Sea.

India and US conduct joint military exercises in Indian Ocean
Chinese research ship launched to boost exploration activities, including in South China Sea

The US$71.5 million Shiyan-6 ‘will help safeguard sovereignty and also maritime rights and interests’, says deputy director of oceanology institute.

21 Jul 2020 - 1:55AM

The US$71.5 million Shiyan-6 ‘will help safeguard sovereignty and also maritime rights and interests’, says deputy director of oceanology institute.

Chinese research ship launched to boost exploration activities, including in South China Sea
China-India border dispute: drones prove their worth at high altitude

Both countries are using unmanned aerial vehicles for reconnaissance and logistical purposes in their high-altitude dispute.

30 Jul 2020 - 4:19PM

Both countries are using unmanned aerial vehicles for reconnaissance and logistical purposes in their high-altitude dispute.

China-India border dispute: drones prove their worth at high altitude
China successfully test-fires air-to-ground missile for military helicopters

Long range stand-off weapon is first of its kind for People’s Liberation Army.

18 Jul 2020 - 4:03PM

Long range stand-off weapon is first of its kind for People’s Liberation Army.

China successfully test-fires air-to-ground missile for military helicopters
China-India border dispute: military leaders meet again in bid to ease tensions

Commanders discuss details of second phase disengagement to pull back troops and equipment from disputed border.

16 Jul 2020 - 7:03AM

Commanders discuss details of second phase disengagement to pull back troops and equipment from disputed border.

China-India border dispute: military leaders meet again in bid to ease tensions
US South China Sea stand new but no surprise, analysts say

American position meant to drive a wedge between China and other claimants, analyst says.

15 Jul 2020 - 12:26AM

American position meant to drive a wedge between China and other claimants, analyst says.

US South China Sea stand new but no surprise, analysts say
Chinese city of Tangshan hit by magnitude 5.1 quake, stirring memories of 1976 tragedy

Tremor leaves only minor damage and no one hurt, but was linked to quake that killed 242,000 people 44 years ago, Beijing Earthquake Agency says.

12 Jul 2020 - 11:02PM

Tremor leaves only minor damage and no one hurt, but was linked to quake that killed 242,000 people 44 years ago, Beijing Earthquake Agency says.

Chinese city of Tangshan hit by magnitude 5.1 quake, stirring memories of 1976 tragedy
Russia and US jostle for arms sales to India after tensions with China over border

India is a top buyer of foreign weapons on the international market and Russia has been its primary supplier since the Soviet era.

11 Jul 2020 - 10:22PM

India is a top buyer of foreign weapons on the international market and Russia has been its primary supplier since the Soviet era.

Russia and US jostle for arms sales to India after tensions with China over border
China’s military is using spider excavators to build roads near Indian border

PLA has brought in the all-terrain machines to speed up construction work in the rugged Himalayan region, according to video footage.

9 Jul 2020 - 5:21AM

PLA has brought in the all-terrain machines to speed up construction work in the rugged Himalayan region, according to video footage.

China’s military is using spider excavators to build roads near Indian border
India set to pose growing challenge to China at sea

New Delhi is developing its strategic partnership with the US, Australia and Japan as part of efforts to counter China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean.

5 Jul 2020 - 9:48PM

New Delhi is developing its strategic partnership with the US, Australia and Japan as part of efforts to counter China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean.

India set to pose growing challenge to China at sea
Could China’s unwanted FC-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter finally land a role in the navy?

Plans to start testing a new fighter next year have raised speculation that the designer is trying to develop a new warplane for the country’s new aircraft carriers.

3 Jul 2020 - 6:41AM

Plans to start testing a new fighter next year have raised speculation that the designer is trying to develop a new warplane for the country’s new aircraft carriers.

Could China’s unwanted FC-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter finally land a role in the navy?
China and India to move troops ‘in batches’ from disputed border

Military commanders aim to prevent accidental clashes but without political settlement stand-off is expected to continue.

2 Jul 2020 - 9:52PM

Military commanders aim to prevent accidental clashes but without political settlement stand-off is expected to continue.

China and India to move troops ‘in batches’ from disputed border
Border tensions remain even as Chinese and Indian commanders continue negotiations

Latest round of talks between military leaders after skirmish in Galwan Valley left 20 dead are said to have made ‘positive progress’, but experts note that the discussions do not seem to be producing any end to the stand-off soon.

2 Jul 2020 - 11:14AM

Latest round of talks between military leaders after skirmish in Galwan Valley left 20 dead are said to have made ‘positive progress’, but experts note that the discussions do not seem to be producing any end to the stand-off soon.

Border tensions remain even as Chinese and Indian commanders continue negotiations
Indian missile system order ‘could raise border risk for China’

New Delhi has asked Moscow to bring forward delivery of a Russian S-400 defence order by about a year.

29 Jun 2020 - 11:00PM

New Delhi has asked Moscow to bring forward delivery of a Russian S-400 defence order by about a year.

Indian missile system order ‘could raise border risk for China’
The cheap, light howitzer China is rolling out in Tibet

The PCL-181 has been on show in the rugged Himalayas, close to a border conflict with India.

29 Jun 2020 - 9:46AM

The PCL-181 has been on show in the rugged Himalayas, close to a border conflict with India.

The cheap, light howitzer China is rolling out in Tibet
Explainer | Why are Indian and Chinese soldiers fighting with fists, sticks and rocks?

The answer lies in a 1996 treaty that so far has prevented the countries’ border dispute turning even more deadly – but the agreement may be a fragile one.

25 Jun 2020 - 8:52AM

The answer lies in a 1996 treaty that so far has prevented the countries’ border dispute turning even more deadly – but the agreement may be a fragile one.

Why are Indian and Chinese soldiers fighting with fists, sticks and rocks?
‘Fake news’: China dismisses Indian media reports it lost 40 soldiers in border fighting

‘I can tell you responsibly that it is false information,’ foreign ministry spokesman says.

25 Jun 2020 - 3:43PM

‘I can tell you responsibly that it is false information,’ foreign ministry spokesman says.

‘Fake news’: China dismisses Indian media reports it lost 40 soldiers in border fighting
China, India reinforcing border positions, satellite images show

There is ‘credible evidence’ that both sides have added firepower in Galwan River valley, International Institute for Strategic Studies says.

20 Jun 2020 - 5:17AM

There is ‘credible evidence’ that both sides have added firepower in Galwan River valley, International Institute for Strategic Studies says.

China, India reinforcing border positions, satellite images show
PLA reveals live-fire drill in eastern Tibet mountains as China-India border dispute claims at least 20 lives

Brigade commander says PLA forces developed combined artillery bombardment with precision sniping and overcoming harsh environment.

18 Jun 2020 - 8:32PM

Brigade commander says PLA forces developed combined artillery bombardment with precision sniping and overcoming harsh environment.

PLA reveals live-fire drill in eastern Tibet mountains as China-India border dispute claims at least 20 lives
The high roads to border conflict through India and China

The neighbours have once again pulled back after clashes in the Himalayas over infrastructure construction.

14 Jun 2020 - 11:18PM

The neighbours have once again pulled back after clashes in the Himalayas over infrastructure construction.

The high roads to border conflict through India and China
Beijing city authorities reject calls to let roadside stalls return, saying they are ‘unsuitable’ for city

Premier Li Keqiang had touted the ‘vendor economy’ as a way of helping the post-coronavirus recovery, but municipal authorities say this does not fit their plans.

9 Jun 2020 - 2:32PM

Premier Li Keqiang had touted the ‘vendor economy’ as a way of helping the post-coronavirus recovery, but municipal authorities say this does not fit their plans.

Beijing city authorities reject calls to let roadside stalls return, saying they are ‘unsuitable’ for city
China’s giant aquaculture ship can help the environment and South China Sea ties, expert says

World’s largest offshore farm ship expected to be ready to set sail in 2022, China State Shipbuilding Corp says.

6 Jun 2020 - 10:36PM

World’s largest offshore farm ship expected to be ready to set sail in 2022, China State Shipbuilding Corp says.

China’s giant aquaculture ship can help the environment and South China Sea ties, expert says
China’s ‘concession’ in airline row with US unlikely to ease the turbulence

Chinese authorities say American and other foreign carriers can fly into the country from next week, after US announced that passenger flights from China would be banned from June 16.

5 Jun 2020 - 3:50AM

Chinese authorities say American and other foreign carriers can fly into the country from next week, after US announced that passenger flights from China would be banned from June 16.

China’s ‘concession’ in airline row with US unlikely to ease the turbulence
US role rejected as India and China vow to resolve border dispute themselves

Neighbours to hold high-level military talks on Saturday after month of confrontation near the Line of Actual Control.

4 Jun 2020 - 8:00AM

Neighbours to hold high-level military talks on Saturday after month of confrontation near the Line of Actual Control.

US role rejected as India and China vow to resolve border dispute themselves