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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Coronavirus: Chinese toilet paper makers say there’s ‘plenty of stock’ after panic buying in Hong Kong

Mainland manufacturers say supply hasn’t been affected and there hasn’t been a noticeable increase in orders from over the border.

20 Feb 2020 - 1:17AM

Mainland manufacturers say supply hasn’t been affected and there hasn’t been a noticeable increase in orders from over the border.

Coronavirus: Chinese toilet paper makers say there’s ‘plenty of stock’ after panic buying in Hong Kong
Coronavirus: Chinese find ways to help, from free haircuts for police to an open-air virtual classroom

One hairstylist is offering his services for those in need of a trim, while a teacher trapped in her parents’ remote village is delivering lessons online after she rigged up her own signal booster.

16 Feb 2020 - 11:00PM

One hairstylist is offering his services for those in need of a trim, while a teacher trapped in her parents’ remote village is delivering lessons online after she rigged up her own signal booster.

Coronavirus: Chinese find ways to help, from free haircuts for police to an open-air virtual classroom
Coronavirus: Shanghai building new infectious disease hospital for patients

City is the latest of more than a dozen in China racing to open facilities to treat a growing number of cases.

14 Feb 2020 - 4:42PM

City is the latest of more than a dozen in China racing to open facilities to treat a growing number of cases.

Coronavirus: Shanghai building new infectious disease hospital for  patients
Calls for an investigation after woman drove into Beijing’s Forbidden City

Furious internet users have been digging for information on her background as they push for an explanation, while state media urges probe.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:53PM

Furious internet users have been digging for information on her background as they push for an explanation, while state media urges probe.

Calls for an investigation after woman drove into Beijing’s Forbidden City
Chinese theme park’s bungee-jumping pig stunt sparks anger on social media

Public relations worker says it was ‘just a bit of entertainment’ to push 75kg animal from 70-metre platform to mark attraction’s opening.

17 Feb 2020 - 3:17PM

Public relations worker says it was ‘just a bit of entertainment’ to push 75kg animal from 70-metre platform to mark attraction’s opening.

Chinese theme park’s bungee-jumping pig stunt sparks anger on social media
Chinese customs seizes 23kg of frozen breast milk from woman returning from Singapore

Traveller told them it was for her own baby but could not explain its source and did not have quarantine approval for it.

17 Feb 2020 - 3:26PM

Traveller told them it was for her own baby but could not explain its source and did not have quarantine approval for it.

Chinese customs seizes 23kg of frozen breast milk from woman returning from Singapore
Chinese magazine editor under investigation for publishing son’s work

Head of monthly business publication included articles and poetry written by the child starting when he was just 10 years old.

17 Feb 2020 - 3:30PM

Head of monthly business publication included articles and poetry written by the child starting when he was just 10 years old.

Chinese magazine editor under investigation for publishing son’s work
Wuhan pneumonia: how the search for the source of the mystery illness unfolded

Weeks after seafood market in central China became ‘ground zero’, authorities are still unsure if human-to-human transmission has role in outbreak

17 Feb 2020 - 4:05PM

Weeks after seafood market in central China became ‘ground zero’, authorities are still unsure if human-to-human transmission has role in outbreak

Wuhan pneumonia: how the search for the source of the mystery illness unfolded
China charity admits transferring only 20,000 yuan of the 1 million donated to woman who later died of malnutrition

Donations for 24-year-old Wu Huayan were held because she needed heart surgery and they were to be used for her recovery, CCAFC says.

17 Feb 2020 - 4:06PM

Donations for 24-year-old Wu Huayan were held because she needed heart surgery and they were to be used for her recovery, CCAFC says.

China charity admits transferring only 20,000 yuan of the 1 million donated to woman who later died of malnutrition
Chinese woman, 24, dies of malnutrition despite US$145,000 effort to save her

Wu Huayan, 24, spent much of her life caring for a sick brother and fell ill after eating only boiled rice and pickled chilli for five years.

17 Feb 2020 - 4:15PM

Wu Huayan, 24, spent much of her life caring for a sick brother and fell ill after eating only boiled rice and pickled chilli for five years.

Chinese woman, 24, dies of malnutrition despite US$145,000 effort to save her
Taiwanese man wanted for theft votes himself into police custody

Suspect, who said he had no idea he had been on a wanted list for four years, detained at polling station in Kaohsiung.

17 Feb 2020 - 5:05PM

Suspect, who said he had no idea he had been on a wanted list for four years, detained at polling station in Kaohsiung.

Taiwanese man wanted for theft votes himself into police custody
China’s high-rise litter problem: struck by dog poo, stuck for justice

An unpleasant case of excrement thrown from a tall building highlights the difficulties in dealing with a continuing social issue.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:30PM

An unpleasant case of excrement thrown from a tall building highlights the difficulties in dealing with a continuing social issue.

China’s high-rise litter problem: struck by dog poo, stuck for justice
Chinese city clamps down after customer is duped into buying fish tainted with diesel

Patrols stepped up at markets in Wenzhou, Zhejiang after return of scam where fuel is used in water to make dying fish thrash about and look lively.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:09PM

Patrols stepped up at markets in Wenzhou, Zhejiang after return of scam where fuel is used in water to make dying fish thrash about and look lively.

Chinese city clamps down after customer is duped into buying fish tainted with diesel
Beijing talks its way past Hong Kong in English proficiency, but Shanghai tops China rankings for sixth year in a row

Company behind survey of young, English-speaking Chinese professionals credits travel and international trade for Shanghai’s commanding position.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:27PM

Company behind survey of young, English-speaking Chinese professionals credits travel and international trade for Shanghai’s commanding position.

Beijing talks its way past Hong Kong in English proficiency, but Shanghai tops China rankings for sixth year in a row
Chinese couple detained for five days after taking nude photos on children’s amusement park ride

Man and woman shot pornographic images and videos and shared them on social media as part of publicity stunt, park operators say.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:32PM

Man and woman shot pornographic images and videos and shared them on social media as part of publicity stunt, park operators say.

Chinese couple detained for five days after taking nude photos on children’s amusement park ride
Chinese girl at risk of losing hands after spending three hours clearing snow at school without gloves

Teenager suffered severe frostbite after she and her classmates were sent to work outdoors at a school in Heilongjiang, where average winter temperatures fall to -10C,

17 Feb 2020 - 8:38PM

Teenager suffered severe frostbite after she and her classmates were sent to work outdoors at a school in Heilongjiang, where average winter temperatures fall to -10C,

Chinese girl at risk of losing hands after spending three hours clearing snow at school without gloves
Chinese childcare blogger apologises for ‘home alone’ punishment

Mother of three says sorry after she made six-year-old daughter stay behind to do homework while the rest of the family visited an amusement park.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:49PM

Mother of three says sorry after she made six-year-old daughter stay behind to do homework while the rest of the family visited an amusement park.

Chinese childcare blogger apologises for ‘home alone’ punishment
Hong Kong takes emergency measures as mystery ‘pneumonia’ infects dozens in China’s Wuhan city

Most cases have originated from a single seafood market and health workers are still trying to identify virus responsible.

15 Feb 2020 - 12:40PM

Most cases have originated from a single seafood market and health workers are still trying to identify virus responsible.

Hong Kong takes emergency measures as mystery ‘pneumonia’ infects dozens in China’s Wuhan city
Chinese man spends years digging secret basement. Neighbours fear the whole block will collapse

Residents in Shenzhen’s Xixiang neighbourhood now ‘living on tenterhooks’ as cracks start to appear in the tenement block

30 Dec 2019 - 11:08PM

Residents in Shenzhen’s Xixiang neighbourhood now ‘living on tenterhooks’ as cracks start to appear in the tenement block

Chinese man spends years digging secret basement. Neighbours fear the whole block will collapse
How urban life takes its toll on residents of China’s biggest cities

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Blue Book of Social Mentality 2019 reveals differences in urban life across cities and gulf in satisfaction between sexes.

30 Dec 2019 - 10:41PM

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Blue Book of Social Mentality 2019 reveals differences in urban life across cities and gulf in satisfaction between sexes.

How urban life takes its toll on residents of China’s biggest cities
Pair who tried to steal ‘lucky’ bricks from Great Wall of China get trapped on freezing cliff face

The men had hoped to improve the feng shui in their homes but ended up getting lost in the snowy mountains near the Mutianyu section of the monument.

30 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM

The men had hoped to improve the feng shui in their homes but ended up getting lost in the snowy mountains near the Mutianyu section of the monument.

Pair who tried to steal ‘lucky’ bricks from Great Wall of China get trapped on freezing cliff face
China flight systems jammed by pig farm’s African swine fever defences

Reports of criminal gangs using drones to spread infection led to installation of jamming device which interfered with planes’ navigation systems.

20 Dec 2019 - 8:01PM

Reports of criminal gangs using drones to spread infection led to installation of jamming device which interfered with planes’ navigation systems.

China flight systems jammed by pig farm’s African swine fever defences
‘Waiter, there’s excrement in my pig intestine,’ Chinese diner complains

Offered about US$70 in compensation after finding nasty surprise in rice noodles, the customer holds out for US$4,000, as pork supplier admits fault.

16 Dec 2019 - 11:01PM

Offered about US$70 in compensation after finding nasty surprise in rice noodles, the customer holds out for US$4,000, as pork supplier admits fault.

‘Waiter, there’s excrement in my pig intestine,’ Chinese diner complains
Dozens of foreign students expelled from Chinese university amid national crackdown

Wuhan University gets tough on poor grades and unpaid tuition fees after Ministry of Education orders all scholars to be held to the same standards.

17 Dec 2019 - 5:43AM

Wuhan University gets tough on poor grades and unpaid tuition fees after Ministry of Education orders all scholars to be held to the same standards.

Dozens of foreign students expelled from Chinese university amid national crackdown
Five held in China over scam to convince people to hand over cash in return for ‘frozen civil war trillions’

Group accused of using fake UN documents – and even one from China’s last imperial dynasty – to convince people they could get a share of funds left by the defeated Nationalist forces.

15 Dec 2019 - 10:50PM

Group accused of using fake UN documents – and even one from China’s last imperial dynasty – to convince people they could get a share of funds left by the defeated Nationalist forces.

Five held in China over scam to convince people to hand over cash in return for ‘frozen civil war trillions’
Flood at Chinese coal mine kills four, leaves 14 trapped

The incident in Sichuan province happened on Saturday as 347 people were working underground, state television reports.

15 Dec 2019 - 11:13PM

The incident in Sichuan province happened on Saturday as 347 people were working underground, state television reports.

Flood at Chinese coal mine kills four, leaves 14 trapped
Baby death in China sparks call for regulation of TCM massage therapists

Four-month-old girl dies of multiple organ failure after traditional therapy to treat cold symptoms.

14 Dec 2019 - 11:09PM

Four-month-old girl dies of multiple organ failure after traditional therapy to treat cold symptoms.

Baby death in China sparks call for regulation of TCM massage therapists
Top Chinese university sacks academic accused of inappropriate relationships with string of students

Peking University says assistant professor violated professional ethics and was a bad influence.

12 Dec 2019 - 11:45PM

Peking University says assistant professor violated professional ethics and was a bad influence.

Top Chinese university sacks academic accused of inappropriate relationships with string of students
Shanghai university sacks professor over alleged sexual assault of student, as social media post goes viral

The post, including recordings and text messages, alleges that a female student was assaulted in academic’s car, while three companies say he has resigned as director.

10 Dec 2019 - 9:56AM

The post, including recordings and text messages, alleges that a female student was assaulted in academic’s car, while three companies say he has resigned as director.

Shanghai university sacks professor over alleged sexual assault of student, as social media post goes viral
Domestic violence in China: a ‘private matter’ exposed after make-up vlogger speaks out

He Yuhong’s ex-boyfriend has been detained and a court granted a restraining order against him after she went public with claims he abused her, but she is one of very few women who take action.

13 Dec 2019 - 4:05PM

He Yuhong’s ex-boyfriend has been detained and a court granted a restraining order against him after she went public with claims he abused her, but she is one of very few women who take action.

Domestic violence in China: a ‘private matter’ exposed after make-up vlogger speaks out