Mandy Zuo

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.
Mandy Zuo
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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Community the silver lining for growing number of elderly Chinese living and dying alone

Academic says nation is in ‘awkward period’ as 255 million people aged over 60 deal with economic change and legacy of one-child policy.

18 Aug 2019 - 11:18PM

Academic says nation is in ‘awkward period’ as 255 million people aged over 60 deal with economic change and legacy of one-child policy.

Community the silver lining for growing number of elderly Chinese living and dying alone
Chinese restaurants shut after staff caught washing dishes in puddles

Authorities in Shandong province say they acted after videos exposing the unhygienic practices circulated on social media.

16 Aug 2019 - 10:25PM

Authorities in Shandong province say they acted after videos exposing the unhygienic practices circulated on social media.

Chinese restaurants shut after staff caught washing dishes in puddles
Nine-year-old Chinese girl becomes youngest swimmer to conquer ‘Everest of the Seas’

Zhou Yihan outdoes adult swimmers and survives jellyfish attacks to complete 26km crossing of Qiongzhou Strait in 13 hours.

15 Aug 2019 - 7:47PM

Zhou Yihan outdoes adult swimmers and survives jellyfish attacks to complete 26km crossing of Qiongzhou Strait in 13 hours.

Nine-year-old Chinese girl becomes youngest swimmer to conquer ‘Everest of the Seas’
Shanghai Disney snack ban row reaches China state media

Walt Disney Company accused of ‘double standards’ for applying different rules in Asia to Europe and US.

14 Aug 2019 - 4:52PM

Walt Disney Company accused of ‘double standards’ for applying different rules in Asia to Europe and US.

Shanghai Disney snack ban row reaches China state media
Gay couple in Beijing become first to take advantage of new legal rights

Couple were married overseas, but because this is not legally recognised in China the step is seen as the closest thing to a marriage certificate.

9 Aug 2019 - 10:05PM

Couple were married overseas, but because this is not legally recognised in China the step is seen as the closest thing to a marriage certificate.

Gay couple in Beijing become first to take advantage of new legal rights
Why cafe culture can brew up opportunities for Chinese workers with learning disabilities

Supporters of sheltered employment schemes say businesses and government have a big role to play as coffee shop training format catches on, but one company owner calls for more self-reliance to strengthen commercial culture.

3 Aug 2019 - 9:55PM

Supporters of sheltered employment schemes say businesses and government have a big role to play as coffee shop training format catches on, but one company owner calls for more self-reliance to strengthen commercial culture.

Why cafe culture can brew up opportunities for Chinese workers with learning disabilities
Beijing’s ban on solo travellers to Taiwan could cost self-ruled island US$900 million by January

Restriction, which takes effect on Thursday, will apply to individual travellers in 47 mainland cities and could see visitor numbers fall by 700,000 over next six months.

1 Aug 2019 - 3:19PM

Restriction, which takes effect on Thursday, will apply to individual travellers in 47 mainland cities and could see visitor numbers fall by 700,000 over next six months.

Beijing’s ban on solo travellers to Taiwan could cost self-ruled island US$900 million by January
Beijing pledges US$4.4 million for disaster relief after landslide kills 13 people in Guizhou

Recovery operation involving 800 people in Pingdi village battles rain and threat of more rocks and mud – President Xi Jinping orders monitoring and early warning systems to be improved.

25 Jul 2019 - 12:10PM

Recovery operation involving 800 people in Pingdi village battles rain and threat of more rocks and mud – President Xi Jinping orders monitoring and early warning systems to be improved.

Beijing pledges US$4.4 million for disaster relief after landslide kills 13 people in Guizhou
China takes soccer to 3,000 kindergartens and keeps its eye on goal of World Cup glory by 2050

Teachers and coaches are being trained by Football Association staff, but one critic of scheme says some schools are going through motions and only bother when government inspectors call.

24 Jul 2019 - 5:47PM

Teachers and coaches are being trained by Football Association staff, but one critic of scheme says some schools are going through motions and only bother when government inspectors call.

China takes soccer to 3,000 kindergartens and keeps its eye on goal of World Cup glory by 2050
Chinese county to punish ‘unfilial’ people it claims are holding back anti-poverty drive

People who allow elderly parents to live in run-down homes, take control of their pensions and other income, or abuse or abandon them will be targeted.

22 Jul 2019 - 9:47PM

People who allow elderly parents to live in run-down homes, take control of their pensions and other income, or abuse or abandon them will be targeted.

Chinese county to punish ‘unfilial’ people it claims are holding back anti-poverty drive
Shanghai’s war on waste leads to plastics surge

Factories working day and night to meet demand for bags and bins under new rubbish-sorting rules.

22 Jul 2019 - 6:00PM

Factories working day and night to meet demand for bags and bins under new rubbish-sorting rules.

Shanghai’s war on waste leads to plastics surge
Chinese teacher banned from classroom after teenage girl records abusive rants

Teenage girl recorded more than 100 separate incidents in which she was insulted and abused by teacher in Shaanxi province.

15 Jul 2019 - 6:27PM

Teenage girl recorded more than 100 separate incidents in which she was insulted and abused by teacher in Shaanxi province.

Chinese teacher banned from classroom after teenage girl records abusive rants
Chinese property tycoon Wang Zhenhua ‘took children as his playthings’, top legal affairs agency says

Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission pulls no punches in its condemnation of Future Land Development chairman, despite him not being charged.

7 Jul 2019 - 11:14PM

Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission pulls no punches in its condemnation of Future Land Development chairman, despite him not being charged.

Chinese property tycoon Wang Zhenhua ‘took children as his playthings’, top legal affairs agency says
Can China win the soccer World Cup with a handful of naturalised players? Probably not

President Xi Jinping has made no secret of his desire for China to one day host and maybe even win football’s greatest prize.

6 Jul 2019 - 10:51PM

President Xi Jinping has made no secret of his desire for China to one day host and maybe even win football’s greatest prize.

Can China win the soccer World Cup with a handful of naturalised players? Probably not
Chinese consulate condemns ‘professional begging’ after arrests in Melbourne

Seven elderly Chinese nationals in Australia on tourist visas charged with begging and possessing property suspected of being the proceeds of a crime.

6 Jul 2019 - 11:08PM

Seven elderly Chinese nationals in Australia on tourist visas charged with begging and possessing property suspected of being the proceeds of a crime.

Chinese consulate condemns ‘professional begging’ after arrests in Melbourne
Shanghai begins new waste sorting era, as China eyes cleaner image

The city’s ambitious waste and recycling rules took effect on Monday, aiming to emulate successes in Japan, Taiwan and California, as China – the world’s second-largest waste producer after the US – is urged to sort rubbish better.

16 Jul 2019 - 1:00PM

The city’s ambitious waste and recycling rules took effect on Monday, aiming to emulate successes in Japan, Taiwan and California, as China – the world’s second-largest waste producer after the US – is urged to sort rubbish better.

Shanghai begins new waste sorting era, as China eyes cleaner image
Chinese man detained after horror attack on woman sparks nationwide manhunt

Police say accused did not know his victim, had been drinking after argument with his girlfriend.

26 Jun 2019 - 2:54PM

Police say accused did not know his victim, had been drinking after argument with his girlfriend.

Chinese man detained after horror attack on woman sparks nationwide manhunt
Horror attack on woman in eastern China is caught on camera, sparking manhunt on social media

Dalian police identify victim, launch special task force to hunt for attacker, seen viciously beating woman in surveillance video.

25 Jun 2019 - 9:51PM

Dalian police identify victim, launch special task force to hunt for attacker, seen viciously beating woman in surveillance video.

Horror attack on woman in eastern China is caught on camera, sparking manhunt on social media
Hidden hotel cameras lead to arrests in China

Manager detained for ‘spreading rumours and disturbing social order’ after claiming cameras commonplace in rooms.

24 Jun 2019 - 10:27PM

Manager detained for ‘spreading rumours and disturbing social order’ after claiming cameras commonplace in rooms.

Hidden hotel cameras lead to arrests in China
Chinese police to investigate claims officers helped to hush up a murder, state media says

Widow of man beaten to death in 1998 says on national radio she was tricked into agreeing a compensation deal that police helped to draw up.

23 Jun 2019 - 11:26PM

Widow of man beaten to death in 1998 says on national radio she was tricked into agreeing a compensation deal that police helped to draw up.

Chinese police to investigate claims officers helped to hush up a murder, state media says
Cambodian internet star with a dozen languages sets sights on university as he settles into Chinese school

Thuch Salik charmed visitors to Angkor Wat with his skills, winning a place at a school where he studies Chinese and English.

23 Jun 2019 - 11:25PM

Thuch Salik charmed visitors to Angkor Wat with his skills, winning a place at a school where he studies Chinese and English.

Cambodian internet star with a dozen languages sets sights on university as he settles into Chinese school
Chinese women continue to face discrimination in the workplace, court says

Despite small decline last year, number of legal cases involving violation of female workers’ rights in southern city of Guangzhou has been steadily rising.

21 Jun 2019 - 10:36PM

Despite small decline last year, number of legal cases involving violation of female workers’ rights in southern city of Guangzhou has been steadily rising.

Chinese women continue to face discrimination in the workplace, court says
Chinese businessman accused of pushing pregnant wife off cliff in Thailand to get her money

Yu Xiaodong was arrested after his wife told police that her husband had pushed her over the edge at a beauty spot in northeast Thailand.

19 Jun 2019 - 9:56PM

Yu Xiaodong was arrested after his wife told police that her husband had pushed her over the edge at a beauty spot in northeast Thailand.

Chinese businessman accused of pushing pregnant wife off cliff in Thailand to get her money
China’s Sichuan earthquake death toll rises to 12, with 134 injured

Authorities report roads closed and 10,000 buildings damaged after magnitude 6.0 quake on Monday night.

18 Jun 2019 - 10:29PM

Authorities report roads closed and 10,000 buildings damaged after magnitude 6.0 quake on Monday night.

China’s Sichuan earthquake death toll rises to 12, with 134 injured
Chinese parents sue tattoo parlour after son is suspended from school for covering half his body in ink

Couple in Zhejiang province sued after 13-year-old son covers his arms and upper body with dragons and demonic faces.

18 Jun 2019 - 11:07AM

Couple in Zhejiang province sued after 13-year-old son covers his arms and upper body with dragons and demonic faces.

Chinese parents sue tattoo parlour after son is suspended from school for covering half his body in ink
UN’s environment chief urges China to keep belt and road projects green and clean

Joyce Msuya of the UN Environment Programme is full of praise for Beijing’s success in tackling air pollution but says there is work still to be done.

8 Jun 2019 - 11:28PM

Joyce Msuya of the UN Environment Programme is full of praise for Beijing’s success in tackling air pollution but says there is work still to be done.

UN’s environment chief urges China to keep belt and road projects green and clean
How Chinese universities are tackling plagiarism - and is it working?

Tertiary institutions are setting limits on the amount of material that students can duplicate in dissertations but some say there should be a zero-tolerance policy on plagiarism.

4 Jun 2019 - 10:44AM

Tertiary institutions are setting limits on the amount of material that students can duplicate in dissertations but some say there should be a zero-tolerance policy on plagiarism.

How Chinese universities are tackling plagiarism - and is it working?
Chinese communists disciplined for letting statue of Chairman Mao topple over in strong winds

Cadres in Hebei village ordered to undergo self-criticism after photo of statue lying in the shrubbery was widely circulated online.

30 May 2019 - 1:27PM

Cadres in Hebei village ordered to undergo self-criticism after photo of statue lying in the shrubbery was widely circulated online.

Chinese communists disciplined for letting statue of Chairman Mao topple over in strong winds
Hunt for Chinese serial killer ends after prime suspect is found dead

Man accused of murdering five neighbours in Hunan province is believed to have died after taking poison.

28 May 2019 - 9:53PM

Man accused of murdering five neighbours in Hunan province is believed to have died after taking poison.

Hunt for Chinese serial killer ends after prime suspect is found dead
69 dialysis patients at Chinese hospital infected with hepatitis C

Hospital’s party chiefs sacked after infection in haemodialysis centre at Dongtai People’s Hospital in Jiangsu province is blamed on ‘poor implementation of infection control rules’.

27 May 2019 - 10:48PM

Hospital’s party chiefs sacked after infection in haemodialysis centre at Dongtai People’s Hospital in Jiangsu province is blamed on ‘poor implementation of infection control rules’.

69 dialysis patients at Chinese hospital infected with hepatitis C