Sarah Zheng

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.
Sarah Zheng
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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Beijing security forum shows how Chinese military takes belt and road route to Africa

Analyst says African leaders will be asking for more Chinese security and intelligence expertise.

13 Jul 2019 - 11:04PM

Analyst says African leaders will be asking for more Chinese security and intelligence expertise.

Beijing security forum shows how Chinese military takes belt and road route to Africa
China, Tanzania in talks to get US$10 billion Bagamoyo Port project back on track, ambassador says

Negotiations to restart development of deep water port ‘ongoing’, Mbelwa Kairuki says.

11 Jul 2019 - 9:29PM

Negotiations to restart development of deep water port ‘ongoing’, Mbelwa Kairuki says.

China, Tanzania in talks to get US$10 billion Bagamoyo Port project back on track, ambassador says
‘We need to talk’: call for Chinese and Indian navies to communicate

Ambassador to China Vikram Misri says they will be ‘meeting more and more in common waters’, and more exchanges are needed.

9 Jul 2019 - 11:29PM

Ambassador to China Vikram Misri says they will be ‘meeting more and more in common waters’, and more exchanges are needed.

‘We need to talk’: call for Chinese and Indian navies to communicate
China needs to act on Indian trade deficit before it becomes a political issue, says ambassador

Ambassador to China says the two countries need a ‘very intense dialogue’ about trade to address India’s concerns.

8 Jul 2019 - 11:29PM

Ambassador to China says the two countries need a ‘very intense dialogue’ about trade to address India’s concerns.

China needs to act on Indian trade deficit before it becomes a political issue, says ambassador
Is China’s propaganda machine losing the public relations battle with the US?

Beijing’s tight grip on all forms of communication linked to the trade war could be doing it more harm than good, analysts say.

8 Jul 2019 - 12:23PM

Beijing’s tight grip on all forms of communication linked to the trade war could be doing it more harm than good, analysts say.

Is China’s propaganda machine losing the public relations battle with the US?
Rwandan troops trained by Chinese military mark 25th anniversary of liberation

PLA sent over drill instructors in April to help train soldiers, who shouted commands in Mandarin during the event.

9 Jul 2019 - 3:30PM

PLA sent over drill instructors in April to help train soldiers, who shouted commands in Mandarin during the event.

Rwandan troops trained by Chinese military mark 25th anniversary of liberation
US actions hurting relations with China, 100 academics, policy advisers say in open letter to Donald Trump

Signatories, including former assistant secretary of state for east Asian and Pacific affairs Susan Thornton, say they are ‘deeply concerned about the growing deterioration’ of ties between the two countries.

5 Jul 2019 - 6:55AM

Signatories, including former assistant secretary of state for east Asian and Pacific affairs Susan Thornton, say they are ‘deeply concerned about the growing deterioration’ of ties between the two countries.

US actions hurting relations with China, 100 academics, policy advisers say in open letter to Donald Trump
Did Duterte’s detente with Beijing sink with a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea?

The Philippine president might have to take a tougher stand against China if a similar incident happens again, analyst says.

2 Jul 2019 - 6:15PM

The Philippine president might have to take a tougher stand against China if a similar incident happens again, analyst says.

Did Duterte’s detente with Beijing sink with a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea?
Beneath the smiles and handshakes, tensions simmer as world leaders meet for G20

Xi Jinping makes beeline to shake hands with Donald Trump before traditional ‘family photo’ at start of Osaka summit.

28 Jun 2019 - 11:02PM

Xi Jinping makes beeline to shake hands with Donald Trump before traditional ‘family photo’ at start of Osaka summit.

Beneath the smiles and handshakes, tensions simmer as world leaders meet for G20
Donald Trump’s tariffs are wrong way to deal with China, say Democrat presidential contenders

Candidates oppose president’s stance on Beijing in their party’s primary debates to choose who will run for White House in 2020, with some arguing tariffs punish American people and businesses.

28 Jun 2019 - 10:55PM

Candidates oppose president’s stance on Beijing in their party’s primary debates to choose who will run for White House in 2020, with some arguing tariffs punish American people and businesses.

Donald Trump’s tariffs are wrong way to deal with China, say Democrat presidential contenders
US urges Cambodia to help stop firms using special economic zone to evade China tariffs

Embassy in Phnom Penh says companies have been caught using the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone to export goods that originated in China.

28 Jun 2019 - 10:55PM

Embassy in Phnom Penh says companies have been caught using the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone to export goods that originated in China.

US urges Cambodia to help stop firms using special economic zone to evade China tariffs
China is our biggest threat, say several Democrat contenders for White House

Primary debates to choose who wins party’s ticket to stand for US presidency confirm a wariness of China’s rise.

27 Jun 2019 - 11:33PM

Primary debates to choose who wins party’s ticket to stand for US presidency confirm a wariness of China’s rise.

China is our biggest threat, say several Democrat contenders for White House
US-China trade war deal ‘90 per cent complete’, US Treasury chief says

Steven Mnuchin says this week’s meeting of the leaders of the world’s two biggest economies will be ‘very important’

27 Jun 2019 - 6:01AM

Steven Mnuchin says this week’s meeting of the leaders of the world’s two biggest economies will be ‘very important’

US-China trade war deal ‘90 per cent complete’, US Treasury chief says
Trade talks will fail if US keeps attacking China, state media says

Washington still harbours illusions of pressuring Beijing into submission, commentary says, as the two countries’ presidents prepare to meet at the G20 summit in Japan.

26 Jun 2019 - 10:26PM

Washington still harbours illusions of pressuring Beijing into submission, commentary says, as the two countries’ presidents prepare to meet at the G20 summit in Japan.

Trade talks will fail if US keeps attacking China, state media says
No trade war tariff evasion here, says China-backed Cambodian industrial park

Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone says reports that firms in the area were investigated by US Customs for evading duties are false.

21 Jun 2019 - 10:36PM

Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone says reports that firms in the area were investigated by US Customs for evading duties are false.

No trade war tariff evasion here, says China-backed Cambodian industrial park
US runs risk of backfire with trade war tariffs, Chinese banking chief warns

Central bank’s top party official insists that American duties will have minor impact on his country’s economy.

21 Jun 2019 - 11:21PM

Central bank’s top party official insists that American duties will have minor impact on his country’s economy.

US runs risk of backfire with trade war tariffs, Chinese banking chief warns
Progress on the Kim-Trump talks or a new card for China to play? Five things to look out for when Xi Jinping visits North Korea

The Chinese President’s trip to Pyongyang could help get peace talks back on track, but the closeness to his meeting with Donald Trump may also give him leverage.

20 Jun 2019 - 9:26AM

The Chinese President’s trip to Pyongyang could help get peace talks back on track, but the closeness to his meeting with Donald Trump may also give him leverage.

Progress on the Kim-Trump talks or a new card for China to play? Five things to look out for when Xi Jinping visits North Korea
Chinese movie channel CCTV6 opts for wartime love story after Xi Jinping and Donald Trump agree to meet

Chinese broadcaster CCTV6 appears to alter its scheduling to reflect positive mood after weeks of filling airwaves with all things anti-American.

20 Jun 2019 - 11:29AM

Chinese broadcaster CCTV6 appears to alter its scheduling to reflect positive mood after weeks of filling airwaves with all things anti-American.

Chinese movie channel CCTV6 opts for wartime love story after Xi Jinping and Donald Trump agree to meet
Chinese state media accuses US of ‘manufacturing’ idea it poses a strategic threat

Article also hits out at those to claim to have made America ‘great again’ and warns that failure to cooperate would be a strategic misjudgment

18 Jun 2019 - 7:29PM

Article also hits out at those to claim to have made America ‘great again’ and warns that failure to cooperate would be a strategic misjudgment

Chinese state media accuses US of ‘manufacturing’ idea it poses a strategic threat
China’s top economic planner refuses to rule out playing rare earths card against US

The National Development and Reform Commission has again hinted that it may block America’s access to the strategic resources.

17 Jun 2019 - 10:17PM

The National Development and Reform Commission has again hinted that it may block America’s access to the strategic resources.

China’s top economic planner refuses to rule out playing rare earths card against US
Chinese state media calls new tech export controls a shield ‘against certain countries’

Party mouthpiece says the measure is a ‘firewall’ to protect country’s efforts to be an innovative economy and develop advanced technologies.

10 Jun 2019 - 9:16AM

Party mouthpiece says the measure is a ‘firewall’ to protect country’s efforts to be an innovative economy and develop advanced technologies.

Chinese state media calls new tech export controls a shield ‘against certain countries’
Taiwan may lose another Pacific ally to Beijing as Solomon Islands begins 100-day assessment of priorities

Newly elected prime minister has ‘super long list’ to consider and says his government is ‘under a lot of pressure’ over ties with Taipei.

9 Jun 2019 - 11:12PM

Newly elected prime minister has ‘super long list’ to consider and says his government is ‘under a lot of pressure’ over ties with Taipei.

Taiwan may lose another Pacific ally to Beijing as Solomon Islands begins 100-day assessment of priorities
US moves to reduce reliance on Chinese rare earths exports after Beijing threatens to cut supplies

Commerce Department outlines series of measures to boost domestic supply and end dependence on Chinese imports.

7 Jun 2019 - 4:56PM

Commerce Department outlines series of measures to boost domestic supply and end dependence on Chinese imports.

US moves to reduce reliance on Chinese rare earths exports after Beijing threatens to cut supplies
Chinese told to raise safety awareness in US travel advisory

It comes a day after warning over increased visa delays and denials for students seeking to study in America.

4 Jun 2019 - 11:41PM

It comes a day after warning over increased visa delays and denials for students seeking to study in America.

Chinese told to raise safety awareness in US travel advisory
China issues official warning to students hoping to go to US

Education ministry urges Chinese citizens to undertake risk assessment before they try to get visas for America.

3 Jun 2019 - 11:35PM

Education ministry urges Chinese citizens to undertake risk assessment before they try to get visas for America.

China issues official warning to students hoping to go to US
Beijing to blacklist ‘unreliable’ foreign entities that ‘hurt interests of Chinese firms’

Commerce ministry says it will publish a list of businesses or individuals deemed to have violated market rules or taken ‘discriminatory measures’.

2 Jun 2019 - 12:11PM

Commerce ministry says it will publish a list of businesses or individuals deemed to have violated market rules or taken ‘discriminatory measures’.

Beijing to blacklist ‘unreliable’ foreign entities that ‘hurt interests of Chinese firms’
Chinese viewers count down to US trade war television debate between CGTN and Fox anchors they can’t watch

State broadcaster says copyright issues will prevent live stream of CGTN anchor’s appearance on Fox Business show.

30 May 2019 - 11:13AM

State broadcaster says copyright issues will prevent live stream of CGTN anchor’s appearance on Fox Business show.

Chinese viewers count down to US trade war television debate between CGTN and Fox anchors they can’t watch
China will not rule out using rare earth exports as leverage in trade war with US

A governmental spokesman says Beijing will give priority to domestic demand for the minerals, though China is the leading exporter to the US.

29 May 2019 - 2:05AM

A governmental spokesman says Beijing will give priority to domestic demand for the minerals, though China is the leading exporter to the US.

China will not rule out using rare earth exports as leverage in trade war with US
China seeks security guarantees for Pakistan belt and road projects after terror attacks

Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan raises concerns with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

28 May 2019 - 10:48PM

Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan raises concerns with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

China seeks security guarantees for Pakistan belt and road projects after terror attacks
Donald Trump warns China tariffs could rise ‘very substantially’ as US isn’t ready for deal to end trade war

US President uses press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to say he believes Chinese side is more eager to reach a deal.

27 May 2019 - 11:27PM

US President uses press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to say he believes Chinese side is more eager to reach a deal.

Donald Trump warns China tariffs could rise ‘very substantially’ as US isn’t ready for deal to end trade war