Sarah Zheng

Hong Kong

Sarah Zheng

Reporter, China

Sarah Zheng joined the Post as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations and film and media studies. She reports on China's foreign policy.

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Taiwanese public vote for chaos … in word of the year poll

The character topped the vote in a contest run by a newspaper to find the word that best summed up the year – the second time it had topped the list.

7 Dec 2019 - 11:35AM

The character topped the vote in a contest run by a newspaper to find the word that best summed up the year – the second time it had topped the list.

Taiwanese public vote for chaos … in word of the year poll
Taiwanese billionaire Terry Gou talks Foxconn investment during US visit

Tycoon vague on whether hi-tech giant’s Wisconsin factory included in discussions with Washington officials.

6 Dec 2019 - 10:24PM

Tycoon vague on whether hi-tech giant’s Wisconsin factory included in discussions with Washington officials.

Taiwanese billionaire Terry Gou talks Foxconn investment during US visit
US Navy ‘invited’ to go to Taiwan and ‘have fun’ after Beijing bans port visits to Hong Kong

While a visit to the self-ruled island would be certain to anger the Chinese government, Taiwanese internet users say American sailors would be welcome.

4 Dec 2019 - 4:26PM

While a visit to the self-ruled island would be certain to anger the Chinese government, Taiwanese internet users say American sailors would be welcome.

US Navy ‘invited’ to go to Taiwan and ‘have fun’ after Beijing bans port visits to Hong Kong
Donald Trump: ‘no deadline’ for trade war deal with China, may come after US election

US President Donald Trump said it is up to him to decide whether to make a deal with China, adding to a flurry of moves made by the United States in the previous 24 hours.

4 Dec 2019 - 5:46PM

US President Donald Trump said it is up to him to decide whether to make a deal with China, adding to a flurry of moves made by the United States in the previous 24 hours.

Donald Trump: ‘no deadline’ for trade war deal with China, may come after US election
Simon Cheng complains to British watchdog Ofcom over Chinese state media’s ‘forced confession’ footage

Former British consulate worker says state broadcaster violated privacy and fairness rules but Chinese embassy in London says his rights were never infringed.

29 Nov 2019 - 10:27AM

Former British consulate worker says state broadcaster violated privacy and fairness rules but Chinese embassy in London says his rights were never infringed.

Simon Cheng complains to British watchdog Ofcom over Chinese state media’s ‘forced confession’ footage
Taiwanese-Canadian actor Godfrey Gao dies after collapsing while shooting reality show in China

Death of 35-year-old confirmed by his agent after collapse while running during filming of the programme Chase Me and unsuccessful efforts to revive him.

27 Nov 2019 - 11:18PM

Death of 35-year-old confirmed by his agent after collapse while running during filming of the programme Chase Me and unsuccessful efforts to revive him.

Taiwanese-Canadian actor Godfrey Gao dies after collapsing while shooting reality show in China
‘Face the will of the people’, Taiwan’s main political parties urge Hong Kong’s government

Island’s ruling DPP and opposition KMT call for dialogue with the public after big loss for pro-establishment camp in city’s district council elections.

25 Nov 2019 - 5:30PM

Island’s ruling DPP and opposition KMT call for dialogue with the public after big loss for pro-establishment camp in city’s district council elections.

‘Face the will of the people’, Taiwan’s main political parties urge Hong Kong’s government
Could Hong Kong protests give Tsai Ing-wen the edge in Taiwan’s presidential race?

President’s show of support for troubled city has helped her build up a clear lead in the polls, analysts say.

25 Nov 2019 - 10:22AM

President’s show of support for troubled city has helped her build up a clear lead in the polls, analysts say.

Could Hong Kong protests give Tsai Ing-wen the edge in Taiwan’s presidential race?
Chinese-language film world split as Taiwan counts down to Golden Horse awards

Cross-strait divide forces movie industry to take sides as mainland schedules Golden Roosters for the same night.

23 Nov 2019 - 11:00AM

Cross-strait divide forces movie industry to take sides as mainland schedules Golden Roosters for the same night.

Chinese-language film world split as Taiwan counts down to Golden Horse awards
Chinese internet users hail ‘Comrade Donald Trump’ for driving reforms

Academics say US president’s policies have been a catalyst for innovation.

22 Nov 2019 - 10:01PM

Academics say US president’s policies have been a catalyst for innovation.

Chinese internet users hail ‘Comrade Donald Trump’ for driving reforms
Taiwanese schoolgirl released on bail after leaving Hong Kong Polytechnic campus stand-off

She will not face charges for now but must report back to the police station, according to her mother, who says the girl had not been protesting and was trapped at the campus on Sunday while fleeing riot police.

20 Nov 2019 - 5:54PM

She will not face charges for now but must report back to the police station, according to her mother, who says the girl had not been protesting and was trapped at the campus on Sunday while fleeing riot police.

Taiwanese schoolgirl released on bail after leaving Hong Kong Polytechnic campus stand-off
Taiwan schoolgirl at Hong Kong Polytechnic campus was ‘too scared to leave’

Form Five student left on Tuesday morning with group of school principals and has been taken to a police station.

19 Nov 2019 - 9:54PM

Form Five student left on Tuesday morning with group of school principals and has been taken to a police station.

Taiwan schoolgirl at Hong Kong Polytechnic campus was  ‘too scared to leave’
Chinese aircraft carrier heads through Taiwan Strait on way to trials in South China Sea

Passage through waterway comes as Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen announces her running mate but military observer says the timing of the trip not determined by politics.

18 Nov 2019 - 10:23PM

Passage through waterway comes as Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen announces her running mate but military observer says the timing of the trip not determined by politics.

Chinese aircraft carrier heads through Taiwan Strait on way to trials in South China Sea
Hundreds of Taiwanese students head home after campus clashes in Hong Kong

Parents’ fears and suspended classes force some back to the island but others are staying put.

15 Nov 2019 - 12:14AM

Parents’ fears and suspended classes force some back to the island but others are staying put.

Hundreds of Taiwanese students head home after campus clashes in Hong Kong
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen urges Hong Kong’s leaders to pull city ‘back from the brink’

‘People’s aspirations should not be responded to with violence, and you should not sacrifice Hong Kong youth’s blood for the sake of decorating Beijing’s face,’ island’s president says on Facebook.

13 Nov 2019 - 7:08PM

‘People’s aspirations should not be responded to with violence, and you should not sacrifice Hong Kong youth’s blood for the sake of decorating Beijing’s face,’ island’s president says on Facebook.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen urges Hong Kong’s leaders to pull city ‘back from the brink’
US warship sails through Taiwan Strait in ‘routine’ operation

Operation weeks before Taiwan presidential election likely to be seen as provocative by Beijing, as Washington continues greater frequency of its transits, which Taipei welcomes as a sign of its growing support.

13 Nov 2019 - 10:58PM

Operation weeks before Taiwan presidential election likely to be seen as provocative by Beijing, as Washington continues greater frequency of its transits, which Taipei welcomes as a sign of its growing support.

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait in ‘routine’ operation
Former Taiwan premier Chang San-cheng joins KMT ticket as vice-presidential candidate for 2020

Han Kuo-yu, Kuomintang’s choice for top job, says he picked veteran leader as running mate because of their shared values; Analysts say Chang is a smart choice who will help make the populist Han more palatable to conservative voters.

11 Nov 2019 - 7:26PM

Han Kuo-yu, Kuomintang’s choice for top job, says he picked veteran leader as running mate because of their shared values; Analysts say Chang is a smart choice who will help make the populist Han more palatable to conservative voters.

Former Taiwan premier Chang San-cheng joins KMT ticket as vice-presidential candidate for 2020
In Taiwan 2020 election race, the influence of mainland-based voters may be waning

About one million Taiwanese businesspeople live and work in mainland China and traditionally vote ‘blue’ but they may have less influence on next presidential poll.

10 Nov 2019 - 10:27PM

About one million Taiwanese businesspeople live and work in mainland China and traditionally vote ‘blue’ but they may have less influence on next presidential poll.

In Taiwan 2020 election race, the influence of mainland-based voters may be waning
Japanese former politician, 76, gets life for smuggling 3.3kg of methamphetamine into China

Lawyer for Takuma Sakuragi describes court’s ruling as ‘unjust and unfair’ as septuagenarian hears his fate six years after being arrested.

8 Nov 2019 - 10:32PM

Lawyer for Takuma Sakuragi describes court’s ruling as ‘unjust and unfair’ as septuagenarian hears his fate six years after being arrested.

Japanese former politician, 76, gets life for smuggling 3.3kg of methamphetamine into China
Beijing vows to ‘fully respect’ Taiwanese way of life … after reunification

People’s ‘private property, religions and legitimate rights’ will be safeguarded, Communist Party says in communique.

8 Nov 2019 - 10:54AM

People’s ‘private property, religions and legitimate rights’ will be safeguarded, Communist Party says in communique.

Beijing vows to ‘fully respect’ Taiwanese way of life … after reunification
China worst abuser of internet freedom as online censorship hits ‘unprecedented’ levels, US human rights group says

For the fourth straight year, the internet in the country was the least free among surveyed nations, Freedom House says.

5 Nov 2019 - 10:53PM

For the fourth straight year, the internet in the country was the least free among surveyed nations, Freedom House says.

China worst abuser of internet freedom as online censorship hits ‘unprecedented’ levels, US human rights group says
Beijing extends sweeteners for Taiwanese weeks before Taipei election

Latest measures grant island’s people and enterprises more equal treatment with mainlanders – but an earlier package was dismissed by Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council as a bid to buy support.

4 Nov 2019 - 10:40PM

Latest measures grant island’s people and enterprises more equal treatment with mainlanders – but an earlier package was dismissed by Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council as a bid to buy support.

Beijing extends sweeteners for Taiwanese weeks before Taipei election
Taiwan deports second mainland Chinese man for defacing Lennon Wall backing Hong Kong protests

Businessman expelled on Monday for damaging property by removing posters, as Hong Kong protests continue to resonate in self-ruled Taiwan.

29 Oct 2019 - 10:55PM

Businessman expelled on Monday for damaging property by removing posters, as Hong Kong protests continue to resonate in self-ruled Taiwan.

Taiwan deports second mainland Chinese man for defacing Lennon Wall backing Hong Kong protests
As Taiwan’s allies dwindle, St Lucia stands firm against China pressure

Caribbean island’s ambassador to Taipei says diplomatic ties are unlikely to change in the near future.

29 Oct 2019 - 11:57AM

Caribbean island’s ambassador to Taipei says diplomatic ties are unlikely to change in the near future.

As Taiwan’s allies dwindle, St Lucia stands firm against China pressure
200,000 join Taiwan’s pride march five months after island legalises same-sex marriage

Ruling by Supreme Court in May makes 17th annual parade ‘more grand’ than ever, organisers say as crowds fill the streets of Taipei.

28 Oct 2019 - 10:48AM

Ruling by Supreme Court in May makes 17th annual parade ‘more grand’ than ever, organisers say as crowds fill the streets of Taipei.

200,000 join Taiwan’s pride march five months after island legalises same-sex marriage
‘There’s a bomb on the plane’: Hong Kong woman arrested in Taiwan

False alarm on flight from Taipei to Hong Kong causes 3½-hour delay.

26 Oct 2019 - 11:23PM

False alarm on flight from Taipei to Hong Kong causes 3½-hour delay.

‘There’s a bomb on the plane’: Hong Kong woman arrested in Taiwan
Hong Kong tells Taipei to stop politicising murder suspect Chan-Tong Kai’s case and clear path for him to face justice in Taiwan

Chan is wanted on self-ruled island for murder of his girlfriend and his case ignited the extradition bill crisis that led to months of unrest in Hong Kong.

26 Oct 2019 - 3:01AM

Chan is wanted on self-ruled island for murder of his girlfriend and his case ignited the extradition bill crisis that led to months of unrest in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong tells Taipei to stop politicising murder suspect Chan-Tong Kai’s case and clear path for him to face justice in Taiwan
Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai’s transfer to Taiwan may be delayed until after island’s presidential election

Wanted man – whose case sparked Hong Kong’s protest crisis – has agreed to turn himself in, but the two jurisdictions are clashing over how that should happen.

25 Oct 2019 - 3:11AM

Wanted man – whose case sparked Hong Kong’s protest crisis – has agreed to turn himself in, but the two jurisdictions are clashing over how that should happen.

Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai’s transfer to Taiwan may be delayed until after island’s presidential election
Why a dispute over a Hong Kong murder suspect is giving Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen an election edge

The dispute over Chan Tong-kai’s case is amplifying the ruling party’s position as an upholder of the island’s ‘sovereignty’, analysts say.

24 Oct 2019 - 6:13AM

The dispute over Chan Tong-kai’s case is amplifying the ruling party’s position as an upholder of the island’s ‘sovereignty’, analysts say.

Why a dispute over a Hong Kong murder suspect is giving Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen an election edge
China denies it pressured NBA to sack Houston Rockets’ Daryl Morey

League chief Adam Silver says Chinese government demanded Morey be fired but Beijing says it never made the request.

18 Oct 2019 - 11:04PM

League chief Adam Silver says Chinese government demanded Morey be fired but Beijing says it never made the request.

China denies it pressured NBA to sack Houston Rockets’ Daryl Morey