Phoebe Zhang

Shenzhen

Phoebe Zhang

Reporter, China

Phoebe Zhang is a society reporter with the Post. She has a master's degree in journalism.

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Beijing ‘likely to send senior police official to head national security office in Hong Kong’

It is being set up under controversial new legislation that is expected to be passed on Tuesday.

30 Jun 2020 - 2:57PM

It is being set up under controversial new legislation that is expected to be passed on Tuesday.

Beijing ‘likely to send senior police official to head national security office in Hong Kong’
Coronavirus: Shenzhen manufacturer of Nike, Speedo, Reebok swimsuits partially shuts as clouds gather over China exports

Fuhua Clothing Factory is partially closing operations and laying off staff at its Shenzhen factory, which supplied global brands including Adidas, Speedo, Nike and Reebok.

2 Jul 2020 - 12:05PM

Fuhua Clothing Factory is partially closing operations and laying off staff at its Shenzhen factory, which supplied global brands including Adidas, Speedo, Nike and Reebok.

Coronavirus: Shenzhen manufacturer of Nike, Speedo, Reebok swimsuits partially shuts as clouds gather over China exports
Thousands checked as coronavirus testing spreads to Beijing universities

Students, faculty and staff from nearly 100 institutions line up on Sunday for tests with results expected by midnight.

28 Jun 2020 - 10:58PM

Students, faculty and staff from nearly 100 institutions line up on Sunday for tests with results expected by midnight.

Thousands checked as coronavirus testing spreads to Beijing universities
When will it end? The mirage of normal life in coronavirus-hit Chinese capital

The Chinese capital had lowered its public health emergency level and people were starting to feel more at ease. Then the city was hit with an outbreak.

27 Jun 2020 - 12:44PM

The Chinese capital had lowered its public health emergency level and people were starting to feel more at ease. Then the city was hit with an outbreak.

When will it end? The mirage of normal life in coronavirus-hit Chinese capital
Eight children drown in southwest China after playing near river, prompting calls for water awareness lessons

Seven young children believed to have gone to the rescue of friend who fell in the river before all drowned.

22 Jun 2020 - 11:40PM

Seven young children believed to have gone to the rescue of friend who fell in the river before all drowned.

Eight children drown in southwest China after playing near river, prompting calls for water awareness lessons
Coronavirus prompts top-level call for China’s markets to modernise

Chinese Communist Party’s powerful disciplinary watchdog says Beijing market outbreak exposes supply chain weaknesses.

17 Jun 2020 - 11:44PM

Chinese Communist Party’s powerful disciplinary watchdog says Beijing market outbreak exposes supply chain weaknesses.

Coronavirus prompts top-level call for China’s markets to modernise
Coronavirus: China halts salmon imports over possible link to Beijing outbreak as consumers leap to conclusions

Some restaurants drop salmon from the menu while others see a fall in orders – but any link to infections at a Beijing market is so far unproven, experts say.

17 Jun 2020 - 12:49PM

Some restaurants drop salmon from the menu while others see a fall in orders – but any link to infections at a Beijing market is so far unproven, experts say.

Coronavirus: China halts salmon imports over possible link to Beijing outbreak as consumers leap to conclusions
Foreigners in China worry about their future as Beijing, Washington clash

‘I fear the political environment will deteriorate to such a degree that … I’ll face hostility or just won’t get my visa,’ says a businessman with a Chinese wife.

13 Jun 2020 - 8:25AM

‘I fear the political environment will deteriorate to such a degree that … I’ll face hostility or just won’t get my visa,’ says a businessman with a Chinese wife.

Foreigners in China worry about their future as Beijing, Washington clash
Chinese dog meat festival set to open despite coronavirus pandemic and pushback from animal activists

Despite bans on dog meat as human food in some cities, the Yulin season of canine consumption highlights the need for a national ban, say activists.

23 Jun 2020 - 2:24PM

Despite bans on dog meat as human food in some cities, the Yulin season of canine consumption highlights the need for a national ban, say activists.

Chinese dog meat festival set to open despite coronavirus pandemic and pushback from animal activists
Chinese dancer’s wedding photos revive same-sex marriage debate

Family and friends were supportive of couple, but gay marriage does not enjoy legal recognition in China.

2 Jun 2020 - 8:22PM

Family and friends were supportive of couple, but gay marriage does not enjoy legal recognition in China.

Chinese dancer’s wedding photos revive same-sex marriage debate
Teacher reveals high price of coming out as gay in China

Cui Le suffered the consequences of raising LGBT issues in the classroom at his Guangdong university.

31 May 2020 - 6:30PM

Cui Le suffered the consequences of raising LGBT issues in the classroom at his Guangdong university.

Teacher reveals high price of coming out as gay in China
Dogs are pets, not food, says Chinese agriculture ministry

New rules on raising livestock come weeks ahead of controversial dog meat festival in Yulin.

30 May 2020 - 11:34PM

New rules on raising livestock come weeks ahead of controversial dog meat festival in Yulin.

Dogs are pets, not food, says Chinese agriculture ministry
Wuhan volunteers reach out across the world to advise care groups and share coronavirus lessons

Established organisations in Europe learn from the outbreak experience in China, including issues around rebuilding society after pandemic.

29 May 2020 - 8:30PM

Established organisations in Europe learn from the outbreak experience in China, including issues around rebuilding society after pandemic.

Wuhan volunteers reach out across the world to advise care groups and share coronavirus lessons
No Covid-19 cure but Chinese herb capsule shortens fever, fatigue and coughing: research

Zhong Nanshan among notable researchers to publish study of Lianhuaqingwen capsules in treatment of symptoms.

27 May 2020 - 11:20PM

Zhong Nanshan among notable researchers to publish study of Lianhuaqingwen capsules in treatment of symptoms.

No Covid-19 cure but Chinese herb capsule shortens fever, fatigue and coughing: research
Top-grade biosafety lab building spree planned in southern China

Guangdong province science chief says at least one facility will be able to handle the most infectious fatal diseases such as Ebola.

25 May 2020 - 11:15PM

Guangdong province science chief says at least one facility will be able to handle the most infectious fatal diseases such as Ebola.

Top-grade biosafety lab building spree planned in southern China
China’s LGBT activists step up push for gay marriage after official rejects change

Campaigner says more messages will be sent as lawmakers review draft civil code, after official dismisses public comments on same-sex unions as ‘copied and pasted’.

22 May 2020 - 6:30PM

Campaigner says more messages will be sent as lawmakers review draft civil code, after official dismisses public comments on same-sex unions as ‘copied and pasted’.

China’s LGBT activists step up push for gay marriage after official rejects change
Two Sessions 2020: top adviser pushes to expand reproductive rights for unmarried women

CPPCC delegate Peng Jing proposes broader access to technology such as egg freezing and IVF.

22 May 2020 - 11:15AM

CPPCC delegate Peng Jing proposes broader access to technology such as egg freezing and IVF.

Two Sessions 2020: top adviser pushes to expand reproductive rights for unmarried women
Chinese farmers offered compensation to quit wild animal trade over coronavirus fears

Breeders of species such as snakes, rats and civets will be paid to hand over their animals and start rearing domestic animals instead.

18 May 2020 - 10:14PM

Breeders of species such as snakes, rats and civets will be paid to hand over their animals and start rearing domestic animals instead.

Chinese farmers offered compensation to quit wild animal trade over coronavirus fears
‘Still fearful’: Wuhan struggles to recover after coronavirus lockdown

The economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak is only beginning to be felt by the city where the disease first emerged.

25 May 2020 - 1:13PM

The economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak is only beginning to be felt by the city where the disease first emerged.

‘Still fearful’: Wuhan struggles to recover after coronavirus lockdown
Covid-19 tests and remote reporting await media covering China’s ‘two sessions’

Fewer journalists will be allowed to attend the country’s biggest annual political event when it gets under way next week.

20 May 2020 - 6:34PM

Fewer journalists will be allowed to attend the country’s biggest annual political event when it gets under way next week.

Covid-19 tests and remote reporting await media covering China’s ‘two sessions’
Coronavirus: bamboo shortage forces Canada to send two giant pandas back to China

Calgary Zoo to ship pair back home after pandemic upends delivery of essential fresh product.

15 May 2020 - 12:47PM

Calgary Zoo to ship pair back home after pandemic upends delivery of essential fresh product.

Coronavirus: bamboo shortage forces Canada to send two giant pandas back to China
US imposes fresh visa restrictions on Chinese journalists as media once again finds itself a target

Ninety day limit on Chinese citizens is latest in series of tit-for-tat measures targeting reporters and news outlets from Washington and Beijing.

9 May 2020 - 10:17PM

Ninety day limit on Chinese citizens is latest in series of tit-for-tat measures targeting reporters and news outlets from Washington and Beijing.

US imposes fresh visa restrictions on Chinese journalists as media once again finds itself a target
China backs WHO investigating origin of Covid-19, hits out at US ‘politicising issue’

Global health body says it is talking to Beijing about another mission to the country to look into potential animal source of outbreak.

8 May 2020 - 9:47AM

Global health body says it is talking to Beijing about another mission to the country to look into potential animal source of outbreak.

China backs WHO investigating origin of Covid-19, hits out at US ‘politicising issue’
Coronavirus: crackdowns, racism and forced quarantine heighten tension for Africans in Guangzhou

Community representatives say Chinese authorities risk harming trade and relationships with African nations.

2 May 2020 - 11:19PM

Community representatives say Chinese authorities risk harming trade and relationships with African nations.

Coronavirus: crackdowns, racism and forced quarantine heighten tension for Africans in Guangzhou
Chinese activists detained after sharing censored coronavirus material on crowdsourcing site Github

Source close to Beijing-based trio says they are being held an at unknown location on suspicion of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’.

26 Apr 2020 - 2:30PM

Source close to Beijing-based trio says they are being held an at unknown location on suspicion of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’.

Chinese activists detained after sharing censored coronavirus material on crowdsourcing site Github
Coronavirus: severe symptoms no more likely in pregnant women, study says

Paper says risk of severe disease in Wuhan’s pregnant population was 8 per cent, compared with 15.7 per cent for general Chinese population infected with virus.

25 Apr 2020 - 7:00PM

Paper says risk of severe disease in Wuhan’s pregnant population was 8 per cent, compared with 15.7 per cent for general Chinese population infected with virus.

Coronavirus: severe symptoms no more likely in pregnant women, study says
Coronavirus: Chinese embassy in Canada to investigate claims 1 million N95 masks were substandard

China ‘has always placed emphasis on the quality of its exports’, mission says, as it ask for matter not to be politicised.

25 Apr 2020 - 6:56PM

China ‘has always placed emphasis on the quality of its exports’, mission says, as it ask for matter not to be politicised.

Coronavirus: Chinese embassy in Canada to investigate claims 1 million N95 masks were substandard
China to roll out large-scale coronavirus testing as country gets back to work

Antibody and Covid-19 tests to be done on ‘key populations’ to stamp out new outbreaks.

23 Apr 2020 - 11:59PM

Antibody and Covid-19 tests to be done on ‘key populations’ to stamp out new outbreaks.

China to roll out large-scale coronavirus testing as country gets back to work
Wuhan hotel owners warn they are on the brink of going bust after coronavirus devastates industry

The industry has appealed for help from the local government to cover wage and rental costs as travellers stay away after Covid-19 outbreak.

15 Apr 2020 - 11:18PM

The industry has appealed for help from the local government to cover wage and rental costs as travellers stay away after Covid-19 outbreak.

Wuhan hotel owners warn they are on the brink of going bust after coronavirus devastates industry
Female frontline workers in China typical of coronavirus economic and domestic burden on women: report

Domestic violence and inequality are issues facing Asia-Pacific women during pandemic, says UN Women report.

10 Apr 2020 - 11:25PM

Domestic violence and inequality are issues facing Asia-Pacific women during pandemic, says UN Women report.

Female frontline workers in China typical of coronavirus economic and domestic burden on women: report