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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Wuhan mayor under pressure to resign over response to coronavirus outbreak

Zhou Xianwang tells state broadcaster the government’s ‘warnings were not sufficient’ in interview that prompts online backlash.

23 Jan 2020 - 7:41AM

Zhou Xianwang tells state broadcaster the government’s ‘warnings were not sufficient’ in interview that prompts online backlash.

Wuhan mayor under pressure to resign over response to coronavirus outbreak
Tracking Wuhan virus a ‘jigsaw puzzle’ as China cracks down with quarantine powers

Prevention and control in hospitals is key to controlling outbreak, disease specialist says.

23 Jan 2020 - 7:25AM

Prevention and control in hospitals is key to controlling outbreak, disease specialist says.

Tracking Wuhan virus a ‘jigsaw puzzle’ as China cracks down with quarantine powers
China virus: Taiwan tells people not to go to Wuhan amid outbreak

President Tsai Ing-wen says tourist visits to and from central Chinese city have been temporarily suspended as island sounds general travel alert.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

President Tsai Ing-wen says tourist visits to and from central Chinese city have been temporarily suspended as island sounds general travel alert.

China virus: Taiwan tells people not to go to Wuhan amid outbreak
How political tensions between Taiwan and mainland China could hamper efforts to fight Wuhan virus

The self-governed island has recorded its first case of the coronavirus but its exclusion from the World Health Organisation risks hampering efforts to stop its spread.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

The self-governed island has recorded its first case of the coronavirus but its exclusion from the World Health Organisation risks hampering efforts to stop its spread.

How political tensions between Taiwan and mainland China could hamper efforts to fight Wuhan virus
China tells US to respect its territorial integrity after USS Shiloh sails through Taiwan Strait

Guided-missile cruiser headed north through the strategic waterway in a show of ‘the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific’.

17 Jan 2020 - 10:43PM

Guided-missile cruiser headed north through the strategic waterway in a show of ‘the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific’.

China tells US to respect its territorial integrity after USS Shiloh sails through Taiwan Strait
Where to for the KMT after Han Kuo-yu’s failed bid for Taiwan president?

Kuomintang leaders step down after sobering loss, promising to take the result ‘very seriously’.

13 Jan 2020 - 8:54AM

Kuomintang leaders step down after sobering loss, promising to take the result ‘very seriously’.

Where to for the KMT after Han Kuo-yu’s failed bid for Taiwan president?
Entangled US-China-Taiwan relations likely just got more complicated after President Tsai Ing-wen’s big re-election victory

After Taiwanese voters send a message to Beijing, analysts think it might retaliate, further complicating China’s strategic rivalry with Washington.

12 Jan 2020 - 11:17PM

After Taiwanese voters send a message to Beijing, analysts think it might retaliate, further complicating China’s strategic rivalry with Washington.

Entangled US-China-Taiwan relations likely just got more complicated after President Tsai Ing-wen’s big re-election victory
Taiwan elections: Tsai Ing-wen re-elected as president as rival Han Kuo-yu concedes defeat

President’s approach to Beijing was one of the key issues in the election and victory will be seen as a mandate to continue her approach.

12 Jan 2020 - 12:30AM

President’s approach to Beijing was one of the key issues in the election and victory will be seen as a mandate to continue her approach.

Taiwan elections: Tsai Ing-wen re-elected as president as rival Han Kuo-yu concedes defeat
Taiwan elections: Tsai Ing-wen pulls ahead of Han Kuo-yu as counting gets under way, TV stations say

Early results show incumbent president with about 57 per cent of the vote, with main rival back on 38 per cent.

12 Jan 2020 - 12:08AM

Early results show incumbent president with about 57 per cent of the vote, with main rival back on 38 per cent.

Taiwan elections: Tsai Ing-wen pulls ahead of Han Kuo-yu as counting gets under way, TV stations say
Taiwan election rivals Tsai Ing-wen and Han Kuo-yu make final pitch to voters

President’s supporters gather in Taipei on night before election with candidate looking to be on course for re-election.

10 Jan 2020 - 11:25PM

President’s supporters gather in Taipei on night before election with candidate looking to be on course for re-election.

Taiwan election rivals Tsai Ing-wen and Han Kuo-yu make final pitch to voters
For Taiwan’s voters, election is about more than Beijing and Washington

In the final of a five-part series on Taiwan’s election, we look at how relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington are affecting the presidential poll.

10 Jan 2020 - 2:35PM

In the final of a five-part series on Taiwan’s election, we look at how relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington are affecting the presidential poll.

For Taiwan’s voters, election is about more than Beijing and Washington
Taiwan’s foreign minister warns Beijing not to retaliate if it doesn’t like election result

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu also says mainland China shouldn’t ‘read too much into’ Saturday’s vote.

9 Jan 2020 - 11:27PM

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu also says mainland China shouldn’t ‘read too much into’ Saturday’s vote.

Taiwan’s foreign minister warns Beijing not to retaliate if it doesn’t like election result
Taiwan’s main parties warn of disinformation and ‘fake news’ ahead of elections

Ruling DPP says it has been a ‘very major challenge’ during the campaign, while opposition KMT says its candidate Han Kuo-yu has been ‘the number one victim’.

9 Jan 2020 - 1:54PM

Ruling DPP says it has been a ‘very major challenge’ during the campaign, while opposition KMT says its candidate Han Kuo-yu has been ‘the number one victim’.

Taiwan’s main parties warn of disinformation and ‘fake news’ ahead of elections
Taiwan Black Hawk crash investigation may take a year, air force says

Black box data will need to be cross-referenced with other information, including maintenance records, health of pilots and other factors.

6 Jan 2020 - 11:15PM

Black box data will need to be cross-referenced with other information, including maintenance records, health of pilots and other factors.

Taiwan Black Hawk crash investigation may take a year, air force says
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen says military must safeguard national security in wake of Black Hawk crash

‘Continuing to stand by our posts is the best way to remember chief of general staff Shen Yi-ming,’ leader says.

3 Jan 2020 - 4:44PM

‘Continuing to stand by our posts is the best way to remember chief of general staff Shen Yi-ming,’ leader says.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen says military must safeguard national security in wake of Black Hawk crash
Beijing claims parties in Taiwan have ‘actively explored’ its ‘one country, two systems’ model

In People’s Daily article, head of Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office writes that more Taiwanese understand what would be protected after ‘peaceful reunification’.

2 Jan 2020 - 11:15PM

In People’s Daily article, head of Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office writes that more Taiwanese understand what would be protected after ‘peaceful reunification’.

Beijing claims parties in Taiwan have ‘actively explored’ its ‘one country, two systems’ model
Taiwan’s top military leader among eight dead in Black Hawk chopper crash

Chief of staff, two major generals and other senior military personnel killed.

3 Jan 2020 - 6:33AM

Chief of staff, two major generals and other senior military personnel killed.

Taiwan’s top military leader among eight dead in Black Hawk chopper crash
Taiwan elections: from landslide win to uphill task in a year – presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu battles backlash

In the second of a five-part series on a presidential race that will affect Beijing’s relations with Washington as well as Taipei, the Post focuses on the KMT’s candidate.

10 Jan 2020 - 12:54PM

In the second of a five-part series on a presidential race that will affect Beijing’s relations with Washington as well as Taipei, the Post focuses on the KMT’s candidate.

Taiwan elections: from landslide win to uphill task in a year – presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu battles backlash
Taiwan president’s New Year address defends law aimed at Beijing influence

President Tsai says anti-infiltration law will not hamper cross-strait activities nor impact on people’s freedoms.

1 Jan 2020 - 11:26PM

President Tsai says anti-infiltration law will not hamper cross-strait activities nor impact on people’s freedoms.

Taiwan president’s New Year address defends law aimed at Beijing influence
US warns China against trying to ‘coerce’ Taiwan after Shandong aircraft carrier passes near island

State department urges Beijing to abstain from actions that would jeopardise the island’s security after latest pre-election show of strength.

27 Dec 2019 - 11:42PM

State department urges Beijing to abstain from actions that would jeopardise the island’s security after latest pre-election show of strength.

US warns China against trying to ‘coerce’ Taiwan after Shandong aircraft carrier passes near island
Taiwan recall campaigners get referendum ball rolling against ‘runaway’ Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu

A coalition formally submits a request for a vote on whether Han should be allowed to retain the city’s top job after agreeing to become the KMT’s presidential candidate.

7 Jan 2020 - 5:48PM

A coalition formally submits a request for a vote on whether Han should be allowed to retain the city’s top job after agreeing to become the KMT’s presidential candidate.

Taiwan recall campaigners get referendum ball rolling against ‘runaway’ Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu
Tens of thousands take to streets in Taiwan to protest for and against presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu

Tens of thousands march in Kaohsiung to demand recall of city’s mayor, who has fallen behind President Tsai Ing-wen less than a month before the election.

7 Jan 2020 - 5:51PM

Tens of thousands march in Kaohsiung to demand recall of city’s mayor, who has fallen behind President Tsai Ing-wen less than a month before the election.

Tens of thousands take to streets in Taiwan to protest for and against presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu
US Senate passes US$700 billion defence act to support Taiwan and counter China and Russia

Measures include monitoring China’s military capability and interference in January’s Taiwan elections, as well as creating ‘Space Force’.

19 Dec 2019 - 12:35AM

Measures include monitoring China’s military capability and interference in January’s Taiwan elections, as well as creating ‘Space Force’.

US Senate passes US$700 billion defence act to support Taiwan and counter China and Russia
China reaffirms any trade deal must be ‘mutually beneficial’

Foreign ministry stops short of saying deal has been finalised but points to stock market surge as positive sign.

13 Dec 2019 - 11:53PM

Foreign ministry stops short of saying deal has been finalised but points to stock market surge as positive sign.

China reaffirms any trade deal must be ‘mutually beneficial’
China’s investments the least popular of its diplomacy efforts in South and Central Asia, report suggests

Infrastructure ‘dwarfs Beijing’s other diplomacy tools in scale and visibility’ but can be divisive, researchers in the US find.

11 Dec 2019 - 11:11AM

Infrastructure ‘dwarfs Beijing’s other diplomacy tools in scale and visibility’ but can be divisive, researchers in the US find.

China’s investments the least popular of its diplomacy efforts in South and Central Asia, report suggests
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