Mandy Zuo

Shanghai

Mandy Zuo

Reporter, China

Mandy Zuo joined the Post in 2010 and reports on China. She has covered a wide range of subjects including policy, rural issues, culture and society. She worked in Beijing before relocating to Shanghai in 2014.

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Rescuers make contact with 12 trapped underground for over a week after Chinese gold mine blast

Fate of 10 others were trapped hundreds of metres underground remains unknown.

18 Jan 2021 - 8:52PM

Fate of 10 others were trapped hundreds of metres underground remains unknown.

Rescuers make contact with 12 trapped underground for over a week after Chinese gold mine blast
Chinese rescuers race to save 22 trapped by gold mine blast

State media criticise mine owner for taking more than a day to ask for help from emergency authorities.

13 Jan 2021 - 10:22PM

State media criticise mine owner for taking more than a day to ask for help from emergency authorities.

Chinese rescuers race to save 22 trapped by gold mine blast
Liver cancer patient switched at birth in critical condition as he waits on appeal against compensation ruling

Yao Ce, who made headlines last year when he found out he had been switched at birth nearly 30 years ago, was admitted to a hospital in southern China on Sunday after vomiting blood.

12 Jan 2021 - 8:15PM

Yao Ce, who made headlines last year when he found out he had been switched at birth nearly 30 years ago, was admitted to a hospital in southern China on Sunday after vomiting blood.

Liver cancer patient switched at birth in critical condition as he waits on appeal against compensation ruling
Raise cigarette prices to curb smoking among China’s poor, academic says, after study links poverty and tobacco consumption

Households where there is a smoker are twice as likely to be poor as those where no one smokes, national study finds. The poor don’t believe smoking is bad for you, academic says, and urges price rises to curb cigarette smoking.

1 Jan 2021 - 8:15PM

Households where there is a smoker are twice as likely to be poor as those where no one smokes, national study finds. The poor don’t believe smoking is bad for you, academic says, and urges price rises to curb cigarette smoking.

Raise cigarette prices to curb smoking among China’s poor, academic says, after study links poverty and tobacco consumption
Story of Yanxi Palace creator Yu Zheng says sorry for plagiarism, as does writer Guo Jingming – years after court rulings against them

Faced with an ultimatum from show business colleagues, Story of Yanxi Palace creator Yu Zheng and popular Chinese author Guo Jingming publicly apologised this week for acts of plagiarism committed years earlier.

1 Jan 2021 - 6:20PM

Faced with an ultimatum from show business colleagues, Story of Yanxi Palace creator Yu Zheng and popular Chinese author Guo Jingming publicly apologised this week for acts of plagiarism committed years earlier.

Story of Yanxi Palace creator Yu Zheng says sorry for plagiarism, as does writer Guo Jingming – years after court rulings against them
High-speed trains in China add quiet carriages for travellers who don’t want to hear other passengers’ phones and loud conversations

High-speed train routes in China have launched quiet cars as part of a bigger plan to lower noise levels on all public transport, from passengers using phones without earphones or talking loudly as older people do.

31 Dec 2020 - 7:15AM

High-speed train routes in China have launched quiet cars as part of a bigger plan to lower noise levels on all public transport, from passengers using phones without earphones or talking loudly as older people do.

High-speed trains in China add quiet carriages for travellers who don’t want to hear other passengers’ phones and loud conversations
China’s new food waste law hard to stomach for binge-eating internet stars, who could face fines of US$15,000 for promoting overeating

Under the proposed new wide-ranging food-waste law, binge-eating shows and ‘competitive eaters’ will be banned – a blow to a booming form of online entertainment in China.

31 Dec 2020 - 3:05AM

Under the proposed new wide-ranging food-waste law, binge-eating shows and ‘competitive eaters’ will be banned – a blow to a booming form of online entertainment in China.

China’s new food waste law hard to stomach for binge-eating internet stars, who could face fines of US$15,000 for promoting overeating
Crime in China: knife-wielding attacker kills seven, injures seven others in random attack

Man who appeared to be in his 50s ‘just stabbed strangers with a knife’, witness says.

27 Dec 2020 - 9:23PM

Man who appeared to be in his 50s ‘just stabbed strangers with a knife’, witness says.

Crime in China: knife-wielding attacker kills seven, injures seven others in random attack
China looks to curb food waste as festive season dawns

President Xi Jinping has urged everyone to cut down on what he called ‘shocking and distressing’ levels of wastage.

25 Dec 2020 - 11:26AM

President Xi Jinping has urged everyone to cut down on what he called ‘shocking and distressing’ levels of wastage.

China looks to curb food waste as festive season dawns
Chinese provinces fall into line on super tall buildings ban, even when they have no plans to build any

The country is rethinking its love for super tall skyscrapers, oversized buildings and ‘copycat’ architecture – new builds should be ‘suitable for use, economic, green and artistic’, Beijing announced. Provinces are falling into line.

25 Dec 2020 - 6:41AM

The country is rethinking its love for super tall skyscrapers, oversized buildings and ‘copycat’ architecture – new builds should be ‘suitable for use, economic, green and artistic’, Beijing announced. Provinces are falling into line.

Chinese provinces fall into line on super tall buildings ban, even when they have no plans to build any
Film that shows plight of ‘left-behind’ children in China earns plaudits

Documentary about a Chinese former Olympic baseball star’s efforts to secure a better future through the sport for some of the millions of ‘left-behind’ children in the country has been praised as inspirational by cinema-goers.

19 Dec 2020 - 11:30AM

Documentary about a Chinese former Olympic baseball star’s efforts to secure a better future through the sport for some of the millions of ‘left-behind’ children in the country has been praised as inspirational by cinema-goers.

Film that shows plight of ‘left-behind’ children in China earns plaudits
A Chinese Eat, Pray, Love: granny’s road trip gives her the freedom she’s always craved

Her fans online are calling her live-streamed self-drive journey part of China’s growing feminist awakening. For Su Min, 56, her road trip is simply the first time she’s put her own needs before anyone else’s.

19 Dec 2020 - 7:47PM

Her fans online are calling her live-streamed self-drive journey part of China’s growing feminist awakening. For Su Min, 56, her road trip is simply the first time she’s put her own needs before anyone else’s.

A Chinese Eat, Pray, Love: granny’s road trip gives her the freedom she’s always craved
Ban on women’s soccer team over dyed hair revives debate in China about whether sports stars should be allowed tattoos and coloured locks

A Chinese women’s soccer team was forced to forfeit a match because too many of its players had dyed their hair – but rules on hair colouring are not the only hurdle for sportswomen and men.

11 Dec 2020 - 5:58AM

A Chinese women’s soccer team was forced to forfeit a match because too many of its players had dyed their hair – but rules on hair colouring are not the only hurdle for sportswomen and men.

Ban on  women’s soccer team over dyed hair revives debate in China about whether sports stars should be allowed tattoos and coloured locks
Lethal illegal building works in China can’t be torn down fast enough

Authorities in China tear down millions of square feet of illegal structures every year but deadly accidents still happen, with two incidents this year killing nearly 30 people each.

9 Dec 2020 - 6:38PM

Authorities in China tear down millions of square feet of illegal structures every year but deadly accidents still happen, with two incidents this year killing nearly 30 people each.

Lethal illegal building works in China can’t be torn down fast enough
Chinese farmer becomes online star for his stunning poem recital

A middle-aged farmer in northern China has become an online celebrity for his impressive recitation of a famous Chinese poem, breaking stereotypes of rural workers.

3 Dec 2020 - 2:15PM

A middle-aged farmer in northern China has become an online celebrity for his impressive recitation of a famous Chinese poem, breaking stereotypes of rural workers.

Chinese farmer becomes online star for his stunning poem recital
‘Married’ at 13: Chinese child bride sent back to school after marrying 17-year-old boy, but families give union their blessing

A 13-year-old child bride in southern China was ordered to go back to school after a video of her getting married to a 17-year-old boy caused a huge stir in the country.

1 Dec 2020 - 7:36PM

A 13-year-old child bride in southern China was ordered to go back to school after a video of her getting married to a 17-year-old boy caused a huge stir in the country.

‘Married’ at 13: Chinese child bride sent back to school after marrying 17-year-old boy, but families give union their blessing
Minecraft over mindfulness: how playing video games can help you through quarantine

Many people have suffered during enforced Covid-19 quarantines. A study suggests that playing video games, which puts people in an immersive state known as ‘flow’, reduces stress and makes time pass quickly.

22 Nov 2020 - 5:15PM

Many people have suffered during enforced Covid-19 quarantines. A study suggests that playing video games, which puts people in an immersive state known as ‘flow’, reduces stress and makes time pass quickly.

Minecraft over mindfulness: how playing video games can help you through quarantine
Drivers in Beijing get fake married for a licence plate (really) to beat wait of up to nine years caused by rationing

China’s capital city limits the number of licence plates it issues, and marriage agencies have been charging up to 160,000 yuan to help people obtain one by entering sham marriages. Police recently arrested over 150 people for such scams.

17 Nov 2020 - 8:17AM

China’s capital city limits the number of licence plates it issues, and marriage agencies have been charging up to 160,000 yuan to help people obtain one by entering sham marriages. Police recently arrested over 150 people for such scams.

Drivers in Beijing get fake married for a licence plate (really) to beat wait of up to nine years caused by rationing
China’s educated housewives feel overworked and underappreciated

Women account for more than half of China’s students but their presence in the workforce is diminishing.

1 Nov 2020 - 9:52PM

Women account for more than half of China’s students but their presence in the workforce is diminishing.

China’s educated housewives feel overworked and underappreciated
What economic recovery? China’s delivery drivers just along for the ride as other opportunities remain elusive

Despite China’s resurgent economic growth, much of its working class is still feeling the effects of the pandemic, underscoring structural challenges in an increasingly service-oriented economy.

28 Oct 2020 - 9:52PM

Despite China’s resurgent economic growth, much of its working class is still feeling the effects of the pandemic, underscoring structural challenges in an increasingly service-oriented economy.

What economic recovery? China’s delivery drivers just along for the ride as other opportunities remain elusive
Chinese university official found dead after feud with colleague

Police say the body of Mao Hongtao was found in a river in Sichuan following an overnight search.

17 Oct 2020 - 10:00AM

Police say the body of Mao Hongtao was found in a river in Sichuan following an overnight search.

Chinese university official found dead after feud with colleague
China-US relations: PLA slams ‘provocative action’ as US warship sails through South China Sea

Colonel urges US to ‘strictly manage and control its maritime and air military operations’ after guided missile destroyer spotted close to Paracel Islands.

10 Oct 2020 - 2:59PM

Colonel urges US to ‘strictly manage and control its maritime and air military operations’ after guided missile destroyer spotted close to Paracel Islands.

China-US relations: PLA slams ‘provocative action’ as US warship sails through South China Sea
China’s government says two imposing tourist attractions are ‘vain and wasteful’ and must be rectified

Gigantic Guan Yu statue ‘ruined the character and culture of Jingzhou’, China’s housing ministry says when ordering a ‘rectification’ order.

9 Oct 2020 - 11:35PM

Gigantic Guan Yu statue ‘ruined the character and culture of Jingzhou’, China’s housing ministry says when ordering a ‘rectification’ order.

China’s government says two imposing tourist attractions are ‘vain and wasteful’ and must be rectified
Gender equality in China, from birth ratio to politics and unpaid care work, still has a long way to go: report

Chinese government report published by the UN Population Fund finds business leadership and politics remain heavily skewed towards men.

1 Sep 2020 - 11:32AM

Chinese government report published by the UN Population Fund finds business leadership and politics remain heavily skewed towards men.

Gender equality in China, from birth ratio to politics and unpaid care work, still has a long way to go: report
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says US demand for Iran sanctions is ‘completely unreasonable’

Washington has called on the UN Security Council to reimpose sanctions on Iran for violating nuclear agreement.

22 Aug 2020 - 9:55PM

Washington has called on the UN Security Council to reimpose sanctions on Iran for violating nuclear agreement.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says US demand for Iran sanctions is ‘completely unreasonable’
Rush for flu vaccine in China as doctors and a nervous population fear influenza season colliding with Covid-19

Concerns include putting greater pressure on doctors and services and of patients being more exposed to coronavirus if admitted to hospital for flu.

20 Aug 2020 - 11:28PM

Concerns include putting greater pressure on doctors and services and of patients being more exposed to coronavirus if admitted to hospital for flu.

Rush for flu vaccine in China as doctors and a nervous population fear influenza season colliding with Covid-19
Chinese bicycle makers geared up to handle demand as they ride pedalling boom

Most bikes made in ‘the kingdom of bicycles’ were already sold abroad, but Covid-19 has made cycling more popular and governments are offering incentives.

17 Aug 2020 - 10:29PM

Most bikes made in ‘the kingdom of bicycles’ were already sold abroad, but Covid-19 has made cycling more popular and governments are offering incentives.

Chinese bicycle makers geared up to handle demand as they ride pedalling boom
China’s tradition of hospitality may need reshaping if food waste is to end

A drive against wasted food spearheaded by President Xi Jinping must overcome long-held attitudes towards entertaining.

15 Aug 2020 - 9:44PM

A drive against wasted food spearheaded by President Xi Jinping must overcome long-held attitudes towards entertaining.

China’s tradition of hospitality may need reshaping if food waste is to end
Coronavirus reappears in Chinese woman more than five months after she recovered from initial infection

Close contacts of the Hubei woman have been tested and returned negative coronavirus results.

12 Aug 2020 - 7:30PM

Close contacts of the Hubei woman have been tested and returned negative coronavirus results.

Coronavirus reappears in Chinese woman more than five months after she recovered from initial infection
School in China removes poster warning that teen sex leads to stupid children

Advertisement in playground listed ‘damaging’ behaviours including wearing revealing clothes and masturbation.

29 Jul 2020 - 11:34PM

Advertisement in playground listed ‘damaging’ behaviours including wearing revealing clothes and masturbation.

School in China removes poster warning that teen sex leads to stupid children