Mandy Zuo

Shanghai

Mandy Zuo

Reporter, China

Mandy joined the Post in 2010 and has been reporting on China news ever since. Her work covers a range including China policies, culture and society news.

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China Year of the Tiger promotion offering hotel guests rooms looking directly into a tiger enclosure condemned as cruel

A hotel next to a wildlife park tiger enclosure is under fire for a Year of the Tiger promotion offering suites with floor to ceiling explosion-proof glass looking into a tiger enclosure.

A hotel next to a wildlife park tiger enclosure is under fire for a Year of the Tiger promotion offering suites with floor to ceiling explosion-proof glass looking into a tiger enclosure.

21 Jan 2022 - 9:10AM
‘Don’t want to see me anymore? See you in court’: Chinese teenager sold at birth by parents sues them for deserting him again after reunion

A young man who made headlines this week when he was rejected after meeting his birth parents who sold him when a baby, now says he will take them to court following a dispute over money.

A young man who made headlines this week when he was rejected after meeting his birth parents who sold him when a baby, now says he will take them to court following a dispute over money.

20 Jan 2022 - 6:04PM
China child trafficking: teen tracks down parents who sold him at birth, only to be rejected again

A teenager sold at birth by his parents for profit and was then orphaned at age 4, traced his birth parents only to be told to stay away because they had new families.

A teenager sold at birth by his parents for profit and was then orphaned at age 4, traced his birth parents only to be told to stay away because they had new families.

19 Jan 2022 - 5:43AM
Child abuse: 5-year-old girl in serious condition after father and girlfriend beat and burnt her with hot liquid

The father of a girl in China and his girlfriend have been arrested after beating her and pouring scalding liquid onto her legs, leaving her in hospital and narrowly avoiding having her legs amputated.

The father of a girl in China and his girlfriend have been arrested after beating her and pouring scalding liquid onto her legs, leaving her in hospital and narrowly avoiding having her legs amputated.

17 Jan 2022 - 8:26PM
China divorce cooling-off rule: one year after controversial law enacted authorities claim rates of separation declining

A law requiring couples seeking divorce to undergo a cooling-off period has seen a reduction in separations, authorities claim — however, many say the law makes it near impossible for couples to split.

A law requiring couples seeking divorce to undergo a cooling-off period has seen a reduction in separations, authorities claim — however, many say the law makes it near impossible for couples to split.

15 Jan 2022 - 9:38AM
Chinese CCTV reporter defended after being doxxed for poor academic record and slut-shamed

Chinese internet users have jumped to the defence of a television reporter who was shamed after details of a previous divorce and academic results were published online.

Chinese internet users have jumped to the defence of a television reporter who was shamed after details of a previous divorce and academic results were published online.

13 Jan 2022 - 6:45PM
China baby bonus: company offers cash bonuses and extra paid maternity and paternity leave

In an unusual move in a country where parents often face discrimination at work, one company goes against the grain and offers bonuses and extra leave for employees expecting a child.

In an unusual move in a country where parents often face discrimination at work, one company goes against the grain and offers bonuses and extra leave for employees expecting a child.

12 Jan 2022 - 9:36AM
Illegally trafficked baby saved on train in China after grandmother tries to sell ‘dirty laundry’ born to teenage daughter

Authorities in China intervened in the attempt by a woman who tried to sell her teenage daughter’s infant without her knowledge.

Authorities in China intervened in the attempt by a woman who tried to sell her teenage daughter’s infant without her knowledge.

10 Jan 2022 - 6:30PM
Bumpy ride for Chinese animated film highlights difficulty navigating ‘cultural self-confidence’

A string of controversies about the physical appearance of models in China has sparked a conversation about “cultural self-confidence”.

A string of controversies about the physical appearance of models in China has sparked a conversation about “cultural self-confidence”.

10 Jan 2022 - 8:43AM
China parenting law: first case under new legislation sees divorced mother ordered to live with neglected child

A court in central China has heard the first-ever case under the country’s first-ever parental behaviour laws which came into effect on January 1, this year.

A court in central China has heard the first-ever case under the country’s first-ever parental behaviour laws which came into effect on January 1, this year.

8 Jan 2022 - 9:00AM
Adultery is not reason to file for divorce: Chinese court’s reasoning triggers some to say they just will not get married

A provincial court in Shandong was heavily criticised when it published an article saying people cannot file for divorce because of adultery.

A provincial court in Shandong was heavily criticised when it published an article saying people cannot file for divorce because of adultery.

5 Jan 2022 - 9:00AM
Public shame parade for human traffickers in south China draws comparisons to Cultural Revolution

A public “shame parade” for human traffickers in Guangxi autonomous region was criticised in China and abroad and drew comparisons to the Cultural Revolution.

A public “shame parade” for human traffickers in Guangxi autonomous region was criticised in China and abroad and drew comparisons to the Cultural Revolution.

30 Dec 2021 - 6:00PM
Chinese man finds biological mum using a hand-drawn map 33 years after abduction

A man in China who was abducted 33 years ago will reunite with his biological mother on Saturday thanks to the hand-drawn map he created from memory.

A man in China who was abducted 33 years ago will reunite with his biological mother on Saturday thanks to the hand-drawn map he created from memory.

6 Jan 2022 - 4:55PM
Death sentence for man who threw children out window and girlfriend who instigated the murders to ‘start a new family’

A Chinese court sentenced a man and his girlfriend to death after the father was found guilty of throwing his children out a window and the girlfriend for plotting the crime.

A Chinese court sentenced a man and his girlfriend to death after the father was found guilty of throwing his children out a window and the girlfriend for plotting the crime.

28 Dec 2021 - 6:23PM
China’s blind box phenomenon still shows the pitfalls of online dating and meeting strangers on the internet

Many young Chinese are catching on to the hype and promise of finding love through dating blind boxes, but for many, it has been a disappointing experience and for others a nightmare that has led to harassment.

Many young Chinese are catching on to the hype and promise of finding love through dating blind boxes, but for many, it has been a disappointing experience and for others a nightmare that has led to harassment.

27 Dec 2021 - 10:41AM
Top Chinese pop singer Karry Wang breaks off relationship with Intel after US chip maker requests suppliers to boycott Xinjiang

One of China’s brightest young pop stars will no longer be Intel’s brand ambassador after the chip maker required suppliers to avoid sourcing from Xinjiang.

One of China’s brightest young pop stars will no longer be Intel’s brand ambassador after the chip maker required suppliers to avoid sourcing from Xinjiang.

23 Dec 2021 - 6:31PM
Wang Leehom, Kris Wu and Zheng Shuang: a round-up of the biggest showbiz scandals from a year of Chinese celebrity crackdowns

The showbiz industry has not had a year quite like 2021, which featured a wide crackdown on celebrity behaviour and a steady drumbeat of celebrities who were accused of poor personal behaviour.

The showbiz industry has not had a year quite like 2021, which featured a wide crackdown on celebrity behaviour and a steady drumbeat of celebrities who were accused of poor personal behaviour.

23 Dec 2021 - 8:00AM
Wang Leehom saga: Lee Jinglei emerges as ‘thunder goddess’ for excellent Chinese writing skills

Lee Jinglei has emerged as a public darling amid her ugly divorce with Wang Leehom, in part thanks to her eloquent and concise written Chinese.

Lee Jinglei has emerged as a public darling amid her ugly divorce with Wang Leehom, in part thanks to her eloquent and concise written Chinese.

23 Dec 2021 - 9:56AM
Wang Leehom saga: Lee Jinglei’s financial plight strikes a chord with Chinese housewives, triggers discussion on ‘unpaid labour’

The divorce proceedings between Wang Leehom and Lee Jinglei is being closely watched in China by housewives who say Lee’s life was like a mirror of their own experience.

The divorce proceedings between Wang Leehom and Lee Jinglei is being closely watched in China by housewives who say Lee’s life was like a mirror of their own experience.

22 Dec 2021 - 10:43AM
China’s ‘oldest living person’, a Xinjiang Uygur woman born in the 1800s during Qing dynasty, dies at reported age of 135

A supercentenarian who was declared China’s oldest living person in 2013, but never internationally verified, has died at the reported age of 135, state media reports.

A supercentenarian who was declared China’s oldest living person in 2013, but never internationally verified, has died at the reported age of 135, state media reports.

21 Dec 2021 - 12:19PM
2 mainland university lecturers punished for comments touching Sino-Japanese sensitivities

Two university professors were punished by their schools after making comments that some deemed offensive to Sino-Japanese history.

Two university professors were punished by their schools after making comments that some deemed offensive to Sino-Japanese history.

17 Dec 2021 - 7:00PM
China crime: man who sold his 5 children to human traffickers sentenced to 10 years in jail

A man who systematically sold his children after their birth to human traffickers has been jailed as the government continues to crackdown on the practice of parents having children for profit.

A man who systematically sold his children after their birth to human traffickers has been jailed as the government continues to crackdown on the practice of parents having children for profit.

15 Dec 2021 - 6:30PM
Chinese hair salon chain investigated for cult-like worship of founder and dodgy sales practices

A Chinese hair salon chain is under investigation for illegal sales practices and a cultic worship around the business founder after a bizarre article was published praising him as having ‘heaven’s eyes’.

A Chinese hair salon chain is under investigation for illegal sales practices and a cultic worship around the business founder after a bizarre article was published praising him as having ‘heaven’s eyes’.

13 Dec 2021 - 7:14PM
China health: rising rates of childhood obesity, myopia, tooth decay and mental health problems affecting tens of millions, report warns

China has failed to meet a series of ambitious targets to curb rates of childhood obesity, myopia, and mental health disorders, a new report says, with some blaming China’s hyper-competitive education system.

China has failed to meet a series of ambitious targets to curb rates of childhood obesity, myopia, and mental health disorders, a new report says, with some blaming China’s hyper-competitive education system.

10 Dec 2021 - 6:30PM
Chinese authorities break up arranged child marriage after teenage daughter calls police to report her own wedding

A 14-year-old girl broke up her own wedding by calling the police and reporting the two families who had made a 250,000-yuan (US$39,400) deal to push through with the marriage.

A 14-year-old girl broke up her own wedding by calling the police and reporting the two families who had made a 250,000-yuan (US$39,400) deal to push through with the marriage.

10 Dec 2021 - 8:54AM
Chinese authorities bust operations that were skinning dogs

Authorities in eastern China busted two dog meat production facilities that were also skinning the animals.

Authorities in eastern China busted two dog meat production facilities that were also skinning the animals.

8 Dec 2021 - 6:30PM
Chinese father who inspired anti-human-trafficking film Dearest, starring Zhao Wei, reunited with son after 14 years

A Chinese father who spent 14 years searching for his abducted son, inspiring an anti-human-trafficking film along the way, has been reunited with the boy at long last.

A Chinese father who spent 14 years searching for his abducted son, inspiring an anti-human-trafficking film along the way, has been reunited with the boy at long last.

7 Dec 2021 - 11:27PM
China busts illegal entrance exam as part of ongoing national education crackdown

Chinese officials raided an illegal entrance examination charging participants high fees for acceptance to a top middle school over the weekend as the country seeks to reduce hyper-competition in its education system and lower pressure on students.

Chinese officials raided an illegal entrance examination charging participants high fees for acceptance to a top middle school over the weekend as the country seeks to reduce hyper-competition in its education system and lower pressure on students.

7 Dec 2021 - 9:36AM
Chinese man accused of tricking newlywed wife into taking poisoned pills to claim insurance money

A man in China is accused of poisoning his wife to make an insurance claim just two months after they got married.

A man in China is accused of poisoning his wife to make an insurance claim just two months after they got married.

3 Dec 2021 - 6:00PM
China celebrity crackdown: producer questions blacklists before legal system has its say

A famous producer is gaining traction online for questioning how a powerful industry association is handling celebrities in the middle of scandals.

A famous producer is gaining traction online for questioning how a powerful industry association is handling celebrities in the middle of scandals.

8 Dec 2021 - 8:31AM