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.

Latest from Mandy Zuo

‘Utter nonsense’: not everyone’s on the same page about speed-reading courses in China

Training centres claiming to teach children to read more than 100,000 words in minutes have stirred controversy after a competition video went viral.

16 Oct 2019 - 8:23PM

Training centres claiming to teach children to read more than 100,000 words in minutes have stirred controversy after a competition video went viral.

‘Utter nonsense’: not everyone’s on the same page about speed-reading courses in China
Nine dead and 10 injured in restaurant gas blast in China

Witnesses say explosion erupted in basement storing gas bottles, shattering windows and walls of shops 100 metres away.

14 Oct 2019 - 5:54PM

Witnesses say explosion erupted in basement storing gas bottles, shattering windows and walls of shops 100 metres away.

Nine dead and 10 injured in restaurant gas blast in China
Call for crackdown on overloaded trucks after deadly highway collapse in China

Police question senior staff of transport company after one of its vehicles is linked to failure of elevated road.

12 Oct 2019 - 11:07PM

Police question senior staff of transport company after one of its vehicles is linked to failure of elevated road.

Call for crackdown on overloaded trucks after deadly highway collapse in China
Is corporal punishment acceptable in Chinese schools? Government edict reopens debate

Guangdong province leads move to clarify what is allowed in schools with draft rule legalising some common sanctions such as forced standing and running, as parents and teachers debate where to draw the line.

12 Oct 2019 - 11:07PM

Guangdong province leads move to clarify what is allowed in schools with draft rule legalising some common sanctions such as forced standing and running, as parents and teachers debate where to draw the line.

Is corporal punishment acceptable in Chinese schools? Government edict reopens debate
Game on for NBA’s LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai as China says it’s still open for American business

Fans swarm stadium despite online calls to boycott event over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

11 Oct 2019 - 1:49PM

Fans swarm stadium despite online calls to boycott event over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

Game on for NBA’s LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai as China says it’s still open for American business
Chinese Houston Rockets fan who taunted police with threat to burn national flag is detained

Man who told police to ‘come catch me’ after posing in online image is one of seven people known to have been held for similar offences this month.

9 Oct 2019 - 12:02PM

Man who told police to ‘come catch me’ after posing in online image is one of seven people known to have been held for similar offences this month.

Chinese Houston Rockets fan who taunted police with threat to burn national flag is detained
Hong Kong’s first chief executive Tung Chee-hwa among 36 Chinese national award winners

Chinese and foreign citizens awarded medals for their outstanding contribution to nation’s development at ceremony in Beijing to mark 70th anniversary.

29 Sep 2019 - 11:05PM

Chinese and foreign citizens awarded medals for their outstanding contribution to nation’s development at ceremony in Beijing to mark 70th anniversary.

Hong Kong’s first chief executive Tung Chee-hwa among 36 Chinese national award winners
Are China’s grandparents reaching their limits on free childcare?

Millions of Chinese children are raised by their grandparents but some seniors are demanding compensation.

28 Sep 2019 - 11:30AM

Millions of Chinese children are raised by their grandparents but some seniors are demanding compensation.

Are China’s grandparents reaching their limits on free childcare?
11 members of Chinese extended family marry each other to cash in on housing compensation scheme

Former couple concoct scheme to take advantage of relocation allowance offered under urban renewal programme, police say.

27 Sep 2019 - 6:32PM

Former couple concoct scheme to take advantage of relocation allowance offered under urban renewal programme, police say.

11 members of Chinese extended family marry each other to cash in on housing compensation scheme
China pine nut pickers in lucky escape after drifting 10km in gas balloon

Latest misadventure highlights dangers of harvesting cones from towering pine trees.

24 Sep 2019 - 11:15AM

Latest misadventure highlights dangers of harvesting cones from towering pine trees.

China pine nut pickers in lucky escape after drifting 10km in gas balloon
10 dead as truck ploughs through crowded Chinese market

Initial investigation suggests that vehicle’s brakes failed on downhill road.

22 Sep 2019 - 6:30PM

Initial investigation suggests that vehicle’s brakes failed on downhill road.

10 dead as truck ploughs through crowded Chinese market
US authorities identify Chinese tourists killed in Utah bus crash

Three women and one man dead, and three others in critical condition after vehicle rolls over on way to national park.

22 Sep 2019 - 11:19PM

Three women and one man dead, and three others in critical condition after vehicle rolls over on way to national park.

US authorities identify Chinese tourists killed in Utah bus crash
Crocodile shock for security guard at Chinese beauty spot

Police investigation reveals animal had escaped from a nearby restaurant.

18 Sep 2019 - 6:02PM

Police investigation reveals animal had escaped from a nearby restaurant.

Crocodile shock for security guard at Chinese beauty spot
Safety questions after woman dies stepping off moving bus in China

Authorities investigating why passenger suddenly leapt to her feet and went through open door

17 Sep 2019 - 7:30PM

Authorities investigating why passenger suddenly leapt to her feet and went through open door

Safety questions after woman dies stepping off moving bus in China
Facial recognition technology in China beaten by a nose job

Young woman’s appearance altered so drastically system can no longer identify her but she is happy with her new look.

16 Sep 2019 - 10:33PM

Young woman’s appearance altered so drastically system can no longer identify her but she is happy with her new look.

Facial recognition technology in China beaten by a nose job
Single mum in legal fight for China’s unmarried mothers

One Shanghai woman is battling alone against contradictory Chinese laws surrounding children born out of wedlock.

14 Sep 2019 - 6:59AM

One Shanghai woman is battling alone against contradictory Chinese laws surrounding children born out of wedlock.

Single mum in legal fight for China’s unmarried mothers
China sees red after mining company paints bare hillsides green

Drone footage exposes firm’s botched attempt to improve the appearance of ground stripped of vegetation.

12 Sep 2019 - 11:07PM

Drone footage exposes firm’s botched attempt to improve the appearance of ground stripped of vegetation.

China sees red after mining company paints bare hillsides green
Chinese man who scattered US$14,000 in street after bad day at work pleads for his money back

Police in Fujian ask people who picked up notes to ‘be rational and return the money’; the man’s impulsive move caused traffic jams as pedestrians ran into road to grab what they could.

11 Sep 2019 - 10:28PM

Police in Fujian ask people who picked up notes to ‘be rational and return the money’; the man’s impulsive move caused traffic jams as pedestrians ran into road to grab what they could.

Chinese man who scattered US$14,000 in street after bad day at work pleads for his money back
To give or not to give? Chinese parents struggle with Teacher’s Day gift etiquette

Expensive presents are officially discouraged but have become the norm at many schools on day of appreciation for educators.

11 Sep 2019 - 1:22PM

Expensive presents are officially discouraged but have become the norm at many schools on day of appreciation for educators.

To give or not to give? Chinese parents struggle with Teacher’s Day gift etiquette
Teenage Chinese boy killed after balcony railings give way at school

A 15-year-old died and a classmate suffered serious injuries when they fell from the fourth floor of their school in Sichuan province.

3 Sep 2019 - 11:03PM

A 15-year-old died and a classmate suffered serious injuries when they fell from the fourth floor of their school in Sichuan province.

Teenage Chinese boy killed after balcony railings give way at school
What Chinese women wear: debate reveals battle between freedom and tradition

When Kazakh actress Reyizha Alimjan arrived in Shanghai last month wearing jeans and a camisole it reignited a long-running debate over who gets a say on how Chinese women should dress.

16 Sep 2019 - 12:40PM

When Kazakh actress Reyizha Alimjan arrived in Shanghai last month wearing jeans and a camisole it reignited a long-running debate over who gets a say on how Chinese women should dress.

What Chinese women wear: debate reveals battle between freedom and tradition
Mainland Chinese students call for peers in Hong Kong to end protests and return to university

‘Come back – it’s time for school!’ is the message on social media ahead of start of academic year on Monday and a planned class boycott in city.

31 Aug 2019 - 5:53PM

‘Come back – it’s time for school!’ is the message on social media ahead of start of academic year on Monday and a planned class boycott in city.

Mainland Chinese students call for peers in Hong Kong to end protests and return to university
Residents flee homes as subway tunnel collapses in China

Hangzhou subway operator says water seeped into underground construction site – Zhejiang’s capital was scene of subway collapse that claimed 21 workers’ lives in 2008.

28 Aug 2019 - 9:07PM

Hangzhou subway operator says water seeped into underground construction site – Zhejiang’s capital was scene of subway collapse that claimed 21 workers’ lives in 2008.

Residents flee homes as subway tunnel collapses in China
Chinese parents say intense competition forces them to send children to after-school classes

More than 40 per cent of those surveyed in an online poll say they have no other choice, while just a quarter think the extra tutoring is actually necessary.

27 Aug 2019 - 10:02PM

More than 40 per cent of those surveyed in an online poll say they have no other choice, while just a quarter think the extra tutoring is actually necessary.

Chinese parents say intense competition forces them to send children to after-school classes
Chinese city plans to ban loud music and videos on subway

Kunming tests support for new rules that demand travellers earphones when using noisy electronic devices.

27 Aug 2019 - 10:15AM

Kunming tests support for new rules that demand travellers earphones when using noisy electronic devices.

Chinese city plans to ban loud music and videos on subway
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