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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Chinese boy, 13, arrested for hacking his mother to death after they argued about killing of his dog

Police allege Shao Fuming attacked Yang Yan on Saturday and then spent more than a day sitting quietly in a 24-hour restaurant before his mother’s body was discovered.

20 Mar 2019 - 3:03PM

Police allege Shao Fuming attacked Yang Yan on Saturday and then spent more than a day sitting quietly in a 24-hour restaurant before his mother’s body was discovered.

Chinese boy, 13, arrested for hacking his mother to death after they argued about killing of his dog
Student reveals details of selling her eggs on China’s black market to repay US$9,000 debt

In latest case exposing the black market, woman says she was given drugs over 10 days to stimulate her ovaries before her eggs were harvested at illegal clinic.

19 Mar 2019 - 6:30PM

In latest case exposing the black market, woman says she was given drugs over 10 days to stimulate her ovaries before her eggs were harvested at illegal clinic.

Student reveals details of selling her eggs on China’s black market to repay US$9,000 debt
Chinese artist Ye Yongqing breaks silence over plagiarism row with Belgian Christian Silvain amid legal action threat

Painter denies claims he copied works by Belgian Christian Silvain and says he has been forced to contact lawyers.

19 Mar 2019 - 2:52AM

Painter denies claims he copied works by Belgian Christian Silvain and says he has been forced to contact lawyers.

Chinese artist Ye Yongqing breaks silence over plagiarism row with Belgian Christian Silvain amid legal action threat
China’s ‘human abacuses’ get their sums right and beat mental agility challenge on national TV

Schoolmates add up 100 three-digit numbers in 45 seconds, but some people think their number-crunching is ‘crazy’.

18 Mar 2019 - 8:08PM

Schoolmates add up 100 three-digit numbers in 45 seconds, but some people think their number-crunching is ‘crazy’.

China’s ‘human abacuses’ get their sums right and beat mental agility challenge on national TV
Chinese school segregates boys from girls in cafeteria to clamp down on teen romances

Students take to social media to say anti-flirtation regime has gone too far – rules forbid schoolfriends of same sex from walking together, complaints say.

14 Mar 2019 - 10:38PM

Students take to social media to say anti-flirtation regime has gone too far – rules forbid schoolfriends of same sex from walking together, complaints say.

Chinese school segregates boys from girls in cafeteria to clamp down on teen romances
Police try to quell Chinese parents’ protest over ‘mouldy’ school food
  • Video footage shows officers detaining protesters amid angry scenes after a group of parents found meat and seafood that appeared to be covered in mould.
14 Mar 2019 - 10:22AM
  • Video footage shows officers detaining protesters amid angry scenes after a group of parents found meat and seafood that appeared to be covered in mould.
Police try to quell Chinese parents’ protest over ‘mouldy’ school food
Passengers ground Chinese flight by throwing ‘lucky’ coins at plane – yet again

Incident is the fourth in two years, this time involving two women believed to be in their twenties.

13 Mar 2019 - 10:28AM

Incident is the fourth in two years, this time involving two women believed to be in their twenties.

Passengers ground Chinese flight by throwing ‘lucky’ coins at plane – yet again
China’s crayfish craze makes vocational training a winner

The species, originally from Louisiana in the US, was long regarded as an invasive pest but is now a popular snack.

11 Mar 2019 - 11:26PM

The species, originally from Louisiana in the US, was long regarded as an invasive pest but is now a popular snack.

China’s crayfish craze makes vocational training a winner
China’s celebrity quadruplets lifting their family out of poverty

Millions of followers of four identical little girls are enchanted with their daily adventures which their parents are live-streaming on the internet.

8 Mar 2019 - 7:13PM

Millions of followers of four identical little girls are enchanted with their daily adventures which their parents are live-streaming on the internet.

China’s celebrity quadruplets lifting their family out of poverty
Chinese students caught in trade war crossfire urge United States to ease visa curbs

Open letter to rally support for petition cites ‘groundless suspicion and slanders’, in WeChat post that says at least 100 Chinese students have experienced visa delays that put studies at risk.

8 Mar 2019 - 4:33PM

Open letter to rally support for petition cites ‘groundless suspicion and slanders’, in WeChat post that says at least 100 Chinese students have experienced visa delays that put studies at risk.

Chinese students caught in trade war crossfire urge United States to ease visa curbs
Chinese boy returns from dead as doctors restart heart after 30 minutes

Five physicians fight for 30 minutes and apply pressure to boy’s chest 3,600 times, but toddler who choked on fruit snack in shop is now in coma at Guangdong hospital.

7 Mar 2019 - 10:53PM

Five physicians fight for 30 minutes and apply pressure to boy’s chest 3,600 times, but toddler who choked on fruit snack in shop is now in coma at Guangdong hospital.

Chinese boy returns from dead as doctors restart heart after 30 minutes
Chinese firm Wahaha sorry for label claiming milk drink could make breasts bigger

Company has stopped producing the packaging carrying a ‘consumer quote’ saying its Vitamin A&D Calcium Milk can help enlarge cup size from A to D.

6 Mar 2019 - 11:19PM

Company has stopped producing the packaging carrying a ‘consumer quote’ saying its Vitamin A&D Calcium Milk can help enlarge cup size from A to D.

Chinese firm Wahaha sorry for label claiming milk drink could make breasts bigger
Chinese school buys its pupils tracking bracelets – then vows to consult them after online backlash
False fire alarm: Air China flight makes emergency landing in Russia

Passengers evacuated into freezing temperatures in remote subarctic region as checks show faulty fire alarm likely to blame.

5 Mar 2019 - 3:59PM

Passengers evacuated into freezing temperatures in remote subarctic region as checks show faulty fire alarm likely to blame.

False fire alarm: Air China flight makes emergency landing in Russia
Finger lickin’ Lei Feng: KFC opens restaurant in China to promote spirit of model soldier

Street cleaners will also be allowed to use outlets throughout Hunan province as refreshment stops.

4 Mar 2019 - 7:20PM

Street cleaners will also be allowed to use outlets throughout Hunan province as refreshment stops.

Finger lickin’ Lei Feng: KFC opens restaurant in China to promote spirit of model soldier
Chinese mother detained over bus driver attack after letting son urinate on bus

Police say woman told toddler to use a rubbish bin when he needed to go to the toilet then got into argument with driver after he called her ‘uncivilised’.

4 Mar 2019 - 7:00PM

Police say woman told toddler to use a rubbish bin when he needed to go to the toilet then got into argument with driver after he called her ‘uncivilised’.

Chinese mother detained over bus driver attack after letting son urinate on bus
Chinese painter Ye Yongqing ‘deeply influenced’ by Belgian artist who accuses him of copying

The 61-year-old says he is trying to contact Christian Silvain, who alleges several of Ye’s paintings use identical style and symbols to his works.

3 Mar 2019 - 11:32PM

The 61-year-old says he is trying to contact Christian Silvain, who alleges several of Ye’s paintings use identical style and symbols to his works.

Chinese painter Ye Yongqing ‘deeply influenced’ by Belgian artist who accuses him of copying
Shock as Chinese girl goes on television to accuse teacher of four years of beatings and sexual assaults

Teenager alleges man filmed his attacks and threatened her into silence, while victim’s mother says she never really understood reason for daughter’s suicide attempt until girl spoke out against accused.

28 Feb 2019 - 9:02PM

Teenager alleges man filmed his attacks and threatened her into silence, while victim’s mother says she never really understood reason for daughter’s suicide attempt until girl spoke out against accused.

Shock as Chinese girl goes on television to accuse teacher of four years of beatings and sexual assaults
Three Chinese men accused of beating woman to death in ritual to expel ‘snake devil’

Trio stand trial accused of assault causing fatal injuries after faith healer said woman had been possessed by demonic spirit

27 Feb 2019 - 11:11PM

Trio stand trial accused of assault causing fatal injuries after faith healer said woman had been possessed by demonic spirit

Three Chinese men accused of beating woman to death in ritual to expel ‘snake devil’
Chinese couple accused of killing daughter’s stalker await decision in self-defence row

Mother and father in Hebei wait to hear decision of authorities on their claim; daughter said spurned man harassed her before break-in that led to his death.

27 Feb 2019 - 3:40PM

Mother and father in Hebei wait to hear decision of authorities on their claim; daughter said spurned man harassed her before break-in that led to his death.

Chinese couple accused of killing daughter’s stalker await decision in self-defence row
Popular Chinese handheld devices to measure formaldehyde fail tests

None of the 41 meters checked by Shanghai authorities provided reliable readings on indoor pollution.

25 Feb 2019 - 10:50PM

None of the 41 meters checked by Shanghai authorities provided reliable readings on indoor pollution.

Popular Chinese handheld devices to measure formaldehyde fail tests
Potential employers banned from asking women about marital status and pregnancy: Beijing’s new sex discrimination policies

Package of equality measures aims to tackle China’s shrinking workforce and falling birth rate, includes ban on unfair questions to jobseekers about marriage and baby plans.

25 Feb 2019 - 11:11AM

Package of equality measures aims to tackle China’s shrinking workforce and falling birth rate, includes ban on unfair questions to jobseekers about marriage and baby plans.

Potential employers banned from asking women about marital status and pregnancy: Beijing’s new sex discrimination policies
Chinese schools under fire after demanding parents pay for tablets

Students at one middle school were told they could join an ‘experimental class’ if the paid US$590 for a designated device.

21 Feb 2019 - 6:04PM

Students at one middle school were told they could join an ‘experimental class’ if the paid US$590 for a designated device.

Chinese schools under fire after demanding parents pay for tablets
Chinese man drinks himself to death chasing the live-stream dream and US$74 a day

Chu, 29, said to have filmed himself drinking beer, spirits and even cooking oil every day for three months.

21 Feb 2019 - 1:45PM

Chu, 29, said to have filmed himself drinking beer, spirits and even cooking oil every day for three months.

Chinese man drinks himself to death chasing the live-stream dream and US$74 a day
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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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