Mandy Zuo

Mandy 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 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

China’s fake news problem scales new heights with a load of rubbish about Mount Everest

Claims of abandoned bodies and tonnes of human waste went viral on Chinese social media, forcing authorities to clarify details of north base camp closure.

19 Feb 2019 - 11:11PM
China’s fake news problem scales new heights with a load of rubbish about Mount Everest

Claims of abandoned bodies and tonnes of human waste went viral on Chinese social media, forcing authorities to clarify details of north base camp closure.

Brothers ‘stage traffic accident to cover up young woman’s suspicious death’ in China

University student Luo Beibei was on her way back home from visiting her grandmother when her life took a tragic turn.

18 Feb 2019 - 7:58PM
Brothers ‘stage traffic accident to cover up young woman’s suspicious death’ in China

University student Luo Beibei was on her way back home from visiting her grandmother when her life took a tragic turn.

Meet the Chinese tailor who has luxury clothing alterations all sewn up

Shi Guomin, who has been altering clothes for Hangzhou’s best dressed since the 1980s, helps customers create a personal style.

17 Feb 2019 - 11:00PM
Meet the Chinese tailor who has luxury clothing alterations all sewn up

Shi Guomin, who has been altering clothes for Hangzhou’s best dressed since the 1980s, helps customers create a personal style.

Chinese live-stream daredevil killed in bridge jump as camera rolled on his final stunt

Aspiring internet star who made fatal mistake on leap into shallow river dreamed of quitting job as chef and launching full-time live-streaming career.

15 Feb 2019 - 9:08PM
Chinese live-stream daredevil killed in bridge jump as camera rolled on his final stunt

Aspiring internet star who made fatal mistake on leap into shallow river dreamed of quitting job as chef and launching full-time live-streaming career.

China closes Everest base camp to tourists until further notice to tackle mountain of rubbish

Ordinary visitors will be able to go to areas around Rongpo monastery, but only those with climbing permits can go to the base camp and higher.

15 Feb 2019 - 4:33AM
China closes Everest base camp to tourists until further notice to tackle mountain of rubbish

Ordinary visitors will be able to go to areas around Rongpo monastery, but only those with climbing permits can go to the base camp and higher.

‘Virtual girlfriends’ like Mango Girl at the heart of a WeChat scam

Police arrest 28 people – mostly men – accused of creating fake profiles on the social network to dupe other men into sending money.

14 Feb 2019 - 3:35PM
‘Virtual girlfriends’ like Mango Girl at the heart of a WeChat scam

Police arrest 28 people – mostly men – accused of creating fake profiles on the social network to dupe other men into sending money.

China, India making the world a greener place according to Nasa study

Reforestation and agriculture in the world’s two most populous countries add the equivalent of an Amazon rainforest to the planet.

13 Feb 2019 - 11:29PM
China, India making the world a greener place according to Nasa study

Reforestation and agriculture in the world’s two most populous countries add the equivalent of an Amazon rainforest to the planet.

Shock in China after Zhang Yimou film set during Cultural Revolution is pulled from Berlin festival

Online community speculates government pressure is behind the move, after Beijing tightens its ideological grip on all media, including film censorship.

12 Feb 2019 - 11:29PM
Shock in China after Zhang Yimou film set during Cultural Revolution is pulled from Berlin festival

Online community speculates government pressure is behind the move, after Beijing tightens its ideological grip on all media, including film censorship.

Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth battles horde of rampaging online pirates

Producers of Lunar New Year hit send out a plea for help as illegal copies flood the internet.

12 Feb 2019 - 12:40PM
Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth battles horde of rampaging online pirates

Producers of Lunar New Year hit send out a plea for help as illegal copies flood the internet.

China takes aim at new target in black market banking on fears of capital flight

Country’s top court and prosecutors say they are cracking down on contra payments and the threat they pose to society.

10 Feb 2019 - 11:05PM
China takes aim at new target in black market banking on fears of capital flight

Country’s top court and prosecutors say they are cracking down on contra payments and the threat they pose to society.

Granddad reunited with the Chinese boy whose parents sold him in a park and split the money

From behind bars, child’s father reveals detailed of deal with childless couple; ‘How can they be so cruel? How could they sell him?’ grandfather asks.

2 Feb 2019 - 12:39AM
Granddad reunited with the Chinese boy whose parents sold him in a park and split the money

From behind bars, child’s father reveals detailed of deal with childless couple; ‘How can they be so cruel? How could they sell him?’ grandfather asks.

Shanghai Disneyland first to have Zootopia attractions as part of second expansion in three years

Park to start another phase of growth after more than 28 million visitors pass through its gates in the first two years.

24 Jan 2019 - 6:16PM
Shanghai Disneyland first to have Zootopia attractions as part of second expansion in three years

Park to start another phase of growth after more than 28 million visitors pass through its gates in the first two years.

Chinese reality show puts ‘tiger dads’ to the classroom test – and not all pass with flying colours

Exam gives fathers a first-hand feel for the pressures facing their young children in an increasingly competitive education system.

22 Jan 2019 - 9:25PM
Chinese reality show puts ‘tiger dads’ to the classroom test – and not all pass with flying colours

Exam gives fathers a first-hand feel for the pressures facing their young children in an increasingly competitive education system.

China has opened thousands of new museums, but who wants them?

Experts say many are white elephant projects designed to advance officials’ political careers, with little benefit for locals.

20 Jan 2019 - 10:33PM
China has opened thousands of new museums, but who wants them?

Experts say many are white elephant projects designed to advance officials’ political careers, with little benefit for locals.

Peppa Pig trailer strikes a chord with Chinese ahead of Lunar New Year

Five-minute clip tells story of the British cartoon character from perspective of old Chinese man living in mountain village whose grandson wants ‘Peppa’ for the festival, and it’s winning hearts in China.

30 Jan 2019 - 11:49AM
Peppa Pig trailer strikes a chord with Chinese ahead of Lunar New Year

Five-minute clip tells story of the British cartoon character from perspective of old Chinese man living in mountain village whose grandson wants ‘Peppa’ for the festival, and it’s winning hearts in China.

Schoolyard fight turns into tragedy in China as child stabbed to death

Incident the latest in a string of violent cases involving children.

18 Jan 2019 - 2:56PM
Schoolyard fight turns into tragedy in China as child stabbed to death

Incident the latest in a string of violent cases involving children.

Racism row: British university apologises to Chinese students for exam cheating warning

University of Liverpool’s vice-chancellor says notification with Chinese characters sent to all international students was a mistake.

16 Jan 2019 - 9:47PM
Racism row: British university apologises to Chinese students for exam cheating warning

University of Liverpool’s vice-chancellor says notification with Chinese characters sent to all international students was a mistake.

Chinese workers may get 2½-day weekend to go shopping, but public services users aren’t buying it

As state planners get ready to roll out consumer incentives, document from Hebei suggests longer weekend might be just what’s needed to stimulate local economy.

15 Jan 2019 - 3:39PM
Chinese workers may get 2½-day weekend to go shopping, but public services users aren’t buying it

As state planners get ready to roll out consumer incentives, document from Hebei suggests longer weekend might be just what’s needed to stimulate local economy.

The busiest local official in China? Vice-mayor of Xuzhou Wang Jianfeng holds 46 positions heading up policy bodies

Wang Jianfeng is the vice-mayor of Xuzhou, a city of 8 million in Jiangsu. But he also leads 46 steering groups and task forces – and doesn’t get paid any extra for it.

14 Jan 2019 - 11:53AM
The busiest local official in China? Vice-mayor of Xuzhou Wang Jianfeng holds 46 positions heading up policy bodies

Wang Jianfeng is the vice-mayor of Xuzhou, a city of 8 million in Jiangsu. But he also leads 46 steering groups and task forces – and doesn’t get paid any extra for it.

Chinese love to play piano, even if their locally made instruments keep hitting bum notes

Country is the world’s biggest manufacturer and exporter of pianos, shipping about 350,000 a year, but has a reputation for producing low-quality models.

17 Jan 2019 - 2:59PM
Chinese love to play piano, even if their locally made instruments keep hitting bum notes

Country is the world’s biggest manufacturer and exporter of pianos, shipping about 350,000 a year, but has a reputation for producing low-quality models.

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