Phoebe Zhang

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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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Huawei employee’s ‘fighter’s pledge’ legally binding, China court rules

Product manager Zeng Meng thought the declaration ‘no big deal’ but it cost his claim to benefits from telecoms giant.

27 Oct 2020 - 3:45PM

Product manager Zeng Meng thought the declaration ‘no big deal’ but it cost his claim to benefits from telecoms giant.

Huawei employee’s ‘fighter’s pledge’ legally binding, China court rules
China’s state media calls for animal abuse to be illegal after cat and unborn kittens killed by boiling water

China’s netizens have created momentum around the issue of animal cruelty and individual cases in the absence of legal consequences.

23 Oct 2020 - 10:56PM

China’s netizens have created momentum around the issue of animal cruelty and individual cases in the absence of legal consequences.

China’s state media calls for animal abuse to be illegal after cat and unborn kittens killed by boiling water
US’ Panda Express says it’s black and white: eaterie bearing resemblance in China is fake

American fast food chain to consider legal action against restaurant with a near-identical logo in Kunming, which has been closed as its landlord investigates.

22 Oct 2020 - 10:44PM

American fast food chain to consider legal action against restaurant with a near-identical logo in Kunming, which has been closed as its landlord investigates.

US’ Panda Express says it’s black and white: eaterie bearing resemblance in China is fake
Beijing diplomats brush away K-pop Korean war controversy, saying relations are harmonious

Foreign ministry denies there are import restrictions related to BTS despite singer’s comments about South Korea’s shared ‘history of pain’ with the US.

21 Oct 2020 - 8:37PM

Foreign ministry denies there are import restrictions related to BTS despite singer’s comments about South Korea’s shared ‘history of pain’ with the US.

Beijing diplomats brush away K-pop Korean war controversy, saying relations are harmonious
Hong Kong mega bridge finally hooks visitors as anglers give police bumper catch

Mainlanders reprimanded by police after being found fishing illegally from piers of the underused bridge linking Hong Kong with its neighbours Zhuhai and Macau.

21 Oct 2020 - 10:00AM

Mainlanders reprimanded by police after being found fishing illegally from piers of the underused bridge linking Hong Kong with its neighbours Zhuhai and Macau.

Hong Kong mega bridge finally hooks visitors as anglers give police bumper catch
Twitter user’s boast of sex with underaged ‘goddaughters’ sparks police investigation in northeast China

Blogger uncovers network of commenters offering information on how to find minors and avoid legal troubles.

19 Oct 2020 - 7:32PM

Blogger uncovers network of commenters offering information on how to find minors and avoid legal troubles.

Twitter user’s boast of sex with underaged ‘goddaughters’ sparks police investigation in northeast China
Coronavirus: ‘poor disinfection’ caused virus to spread from port workers to create hospital cluster

China’s official mouthpiece reports CAT scan room as place of transmission because of ‘unregulated disease control and sanitation measures’.

16 Oct 2020 - 11:04PM

China’s official mouthpiece reports CAT scan room as place of transmission because of ‘unregulated disease control and sanitation measures’.

Coronavirus: ‘poor disinfection’ caused virus to spread from port workers to create hospital cluster
China unveils plan to turn Shenzhen into ‘core engine’ of reform

Blueprint gives the city more autonomy in areas like land use, technology and innovation, and the big data economy.

13 Oct 2020 - 6:49PM

Blueprint gives the city more autonomy in areas like land use, technology and innovation, and the big data economy.

China unveils plan to turn Shenzhen into ‘core engine’ of reform
China says it has foiled Taiwan spy plots and accuses suspect of backing Hong Kong protests

Report by state broadcaster CCTV says Lee Meng-chu, who was detained in Shenzhen last year, was a separatist who was caught with military intelligence.

11 Oct 2020 - 11:17PM

Report by state broadcaster CCTV says Lee Meng-chu, who was detained in Shenzhen last year, was a separatist who was caught with military intelligence.

China says it has foiled Taiwan spy plots and accuses suspect of backing Hong Kong protests
Coronavirus: Chinese hospital treating imported Covid-19 cases closes after 3 local asymptomatic infections confirmed

Qingdao Chest Hospital goes into lockdown after ex-patient, former worker and her husband all test positive.

11 Oct 2020 - 11:02PM

Qingdao Chest Hospital goes into lockdown after ex-patient, former worker and her husband all test positive.

Coronavirus: Chinese hospital treating imported Covid-19 cases closes after 3 local asymptomatic infections confirmed
Chinese online dating groups help elderly find love and companionship

‘Sister Xu the Matchmaker’ takes a no-nonsense approach to helping her clients find the perfect partner.

4 Oct 2020 - 10:26PM

‘Sister Xu the Matchmaker’ takes a no-nonsense approach to helping her clients find the perfect partner.

Chinese online dating groups help elderly find love and companionship
China’s golden week holiday: a welcome getaway for some, coronavirus anxiety for others

Roads and public transport will be at capacity as 600 million trips are made across the country over the eight-day break.

1 Oct 2020 - 8:35AM

Roads and public transport will be at capacity as 600 million trips are made across the country over the eight-day break.

China’s golden week holiday: a welcome getaway for some, coronavirus anxiety for others
China coal mining disaster kills 16 in Chongqing, with one survivor hospitalised

Through the first seven months of the year, 63 mining accidents were documented in China, with 88 deaths, according to the National Coal Mine Safety Administration.

27 Sep 2020 - 9:00PM

Through the first seven months of the year, 63 mining accidents were documented in China, with 88 deaths, according to the National Coal Mine Safety Administration.

China coal mining disaster kills 16 in Chongqing, with one survivor hospitalised
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi may visit Japan in October, news report says

Wang Yi likely to meet his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi and newly installed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, NHK reports.

27 Sep 2020 - 9:00PM

Wang Yi likely to meet his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi and newly installed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, NHK reports.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi may visit Japan in October, news report says
Chinese art college handbook accused of blaming sexual assaults on women’s behaviour

A handbook for first-year students lists ‘factors within women’ as causes of attacks.

25 Sep 2020 - 10:01PM

A handbook for first-year students lists ‘factors within women’ as causes of attacks.

Chinese art college handbook accused of blaming sexual assaults on women’s behaviour
Coronavirus: students protest against China university lockdowns citing lack of virus cases, lack of consistency

Academic year starts in China with school restrictions, rigid management and student protests igniting social media.

24 Sep 2020 - 5:42PM

Academic year starts in China with school restrictions, rigid management and student protests igniting social media.

Coronavirus: students protest against China university lockdowns citing lack of virus cases, lack of consistency
Coronavirus: China eases visa restrictions for foreigners

Foreign nationals with valid permits can arrive in the country but will have to complete quarantine, foreign ministry says.

24 Sep 2020 - 1:28AM

Foreign nationals with valid permits can arrive in the country but will have to complete quarantine, foreign ministry says.

Coronavirus: China eases visa restrictions for foreigners
US-China acrimony at 75th UN General Assembly as Trump slams Beijing for coronavirus and Xi decries ‘stigma’

‘We are moving in a very dangerous direction,’ says António Guterres, the UN secretary general.

23 Sep 2020 - 8:53PM

‘We are moving in a very dangerous direction,’ says António Guterres, the UN secretary general.

US-China acrimony at 75th UN General Assembly as Trump slams Beijing for coronavirus and Xi decries ‘stigma’
‘Sexist’ drama about China’s coronavirus heroes slammed for overlooking women

Programme on state broadcaster CCTV criticised for portraying women as reluctant to help out and nurses as being more interested in gossiping about men doctors.

22 Sep 2020 - 10:46AM

Programme on state broadcaster CCTV criticised for portraying women as reluctant to help out and nurses as being more interested in gossiping about men doctors.

‘Sexist’ drama about China’s coronavirus heroes slammed for overlooking women
Chinese single women learning to love the solo lifestyle, independence, and focusing on their self-worth

Rising numbers of younger Chinese are shunning the social pressure to marry.

20 Sep 2020 - 8:40PM

Rising numbers of younger Chinese are shunning the social pressure to marry.

Chinese single women learning to love the solo lifestyle, independence, and focusing on their self-worth
Couple die in theatre tragedy at performance dedicated to Wuhan medical workers who fought coronavirus

Husband and wife were caught in rotating seats but local government only revealed the accident 12 days later, prompting online anger.

18 Sep 2020 - 11:06PM

Husband and wife were caught in rotating seats but local government only revealed the accident 12 days later, prompting online anger.

Couple die in theatre tragedy at performance dedicated to Wuhan medical workers who fought coronavirus
‘We should not tolerate this’: Chinese activist to appeal case against publisher of homophobic textbook

Xixi sued university press and online retailer JD.com over the widely used textbook that lists homosexuality as a ‘psychosexual disorder’. The 23-year-old lost the case but has vowed to continue legal battle.

12 Oct 2020 - 10:49PM

Xixi sued university press and online retailer JD.com over the widely used textbook that lists homosexuality as a ‘psychosexual disorder’. The 23-year-old lost the case but has vowed to continue legal battle.

‘We should not tolerate this’: Chinese activist to appeal case against publisher of homophobic textbook
Canto-pop star Gillian Chung hospitalised in China on last day’s filming

The Twins artist sustained a head injury at around 2am in a Xiamen hotel where she has been involved in a film project.

7 Sep 2020 - 11:30PM

The Twins artist sustained a head injury at around 2am in a Xiamen hotel where she has been involved in a film project.

Canto-pop star Gillian Chung hospitalised in China on last day’s filming
Chinese megacity Chongqing braces for record flood

City goes on the highest alert level for the first time as it braces for its biggest wave of water in 40 years.

20 Aug 2020 - 11:28PM

City goes on the highest alert level for the first time as it braces for its biggest wave of water in 40 years.

Chinese megacity Chongqing braces for record flood
Thousands of crime gangs targeted in China crackdown

Head of one syndicate in Shenzhen with links to Hong Kong triad sentenced to 25 years in jail.

19 Aug 2020 - 11:23PM

Head of one syndicate in Shenzhen with links to Hong Kong triad sentenced to 25 years in jail.

Thousands of crime gangs targeted in China crackdown
Coronavirus cases prompt shutdown of Shenzhen Hema supermarkets

Guangdong province swings into rapid action testing, sanitising and isolating to shut down potential new outbreak.

17 Aug 2020 - 10:26PM

Guangdong province swings into rapid action testing, sanitising and isolating to shut down potential new outbreak.

Coronavirus cases prompt shutdown of Shenzhen Hema supermarkets
Cartier campaign doesn’t ring true for Chinese LGBT community after twin ad puts new spin on relationships

Male pair defined as father and son, females said to be friends in ring advertisement ahead of the Chinese equivalent of Valentine’s Day.

16 Aug 2020 - 10:03PM

Male pair defined as father and son, females said to be friends in ring advertisement ahead of the Chinese equivalent of Valentine’s Day.

Cartier campaign doesn’t ring true for Chinese LGBT community after twin ad puts new spin on relationships
Shanghai Pride cancelled after 11 years in blow to China’s LGBT community

Organisers are ‘taking a break from scheduling any future events’, they say in social media message.

14 Aug 2020 - 10:31PM

Organisers are ‘taking a break from scheduling any future events’, they say in social media message.

Shanghai Pride cancelled after 11 years in blow to China’s LGBT community
Coronavirus found on frozen food, packaging from South America

Pathogen detected on chicken wings imported from Brazil at market in Shenzhen, but no human infections reported.

13 Aug 2020 - 10:50PM

Pathogen detected on chicken wings imported from Brazil at market in Shenzhen, but no human infections reported.

Coronavirus found on frozen food, packaging from South America
China answers food waste curb call with smaller portions for diners

Chinese cities and provinces respond to President Xi Jinping’s statement decrying the problem with a range of measures.

12 Aug 2020 - 8:56PM

Chinese cities and provinces respond to President Xi Jinping’s statement decrying the problem with a range of measures.

China answers food waste curb call with smaller portions for diners