Sarah Zheng

Beijing

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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Beijing urges French senators to consider China relationship and rethink trip to Taiwan next week

Senator Alain Richard is expected to lead the French Senate Group for Exchange and Studies with Taiwan from October 4 to 11.

Senator Alain Richard is expected to lead the French Senate Group for Exchange and Studies with Taiwan from October 4 to 11.

1 Oct 2021 - 11:26PM
1 Oct 2021 - 12:00PM
Chinese military urges US to ‘correct mistakes’ to improve defence ties

Beijing accuses Washington of lacking self-awareness and an understanding of the world today.

Beijing accuses Washington of lacking self-awareness and an understanding of the world today.

30 Sep 2021 - 11:18PM
‘Much misperception’: China’s ambassador to UK urges ‘candid dialogue’ to repair trust

Zheng Zeguang also calls for two sides to step up communication on trade and investment, Covid-19 and climate change, weeks after he was blocked from entering British parliament amid tensions over Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

Zheng Zeguang also calls for two sides to step up communication on trade and investment, Covid-19 and climate change, weeks after he was blocked from entering British parliament amid tensions over Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

29 Sep 2021 - 5:00PM
China’s development finance double US’ but issues threaten belt and road: report

AidData analysis finds recipient nations are concerned about project issues and Chinese debt burdens ‘substantially larger’ than previously understood.

AidData analysis finds recipient nations are concerned about project issues and Chinese debt burdens ‘substantially larger’ than previously understood.

29 Sep 2021 - 9:43PM
US siblings Victor and Cynthia Liu finally leave China as exit ban is lifted

Prevented from leaving since 2018 visit, they were allowed to fly home hours after deal to shelve US fraud charges against Meng Wanzhou.

Prevented from leaving since 2018 visit, they were allowed to fly home hours after deal to shelve US fraud charges against Meng Wanzhou.

28 Sep 2021 - 10:40PM
US-China relations: Meng Wanzhou’s return clears one roadblock to a reset

China may now be more open to visits by the US commerce and climate chiefs, and even consider a virtual Xi-Biden summit at the G20 in October, analysts say.

China may now be more open to visits by the US commerce and climate chiefs, and even consider a virtual Xi-Biden summit at the G20 in October, analysts say.

25 Dec 2021 - 5:52AM
US-China trade war did not bring American firms home, research finds

Foreign investment into China hit a record US$144.4 billion in 2020, while firms exiting China did not leave because of tariffs, US researchers say.

Foreign investment into China hit a record US$144.4 billion in 2020, while firms exiting China did not leave because of tariffs, US researchers say.

24 Sep 2021 - 6:15AM
China vs US: beneath the surface of the submarine technology gap

US agreement to share nuclear-powered submarine technology with Australia is a sign it is stepping up its focus on anti-submarine warfare.

US agreement to share nuclear-powered submarine technology with Australia is a sign it is stepping up its focus on anti-submarine warfare.

23 Sep 2021 - 7:29AM
China edges closer to top 10 on global list of most innovative economies

China shines in knowledge and technology outputs, but loses points in its regulatory, business and political environments, as well as environmental performance.

China shines in knowledge and technology outputs, but loses points in its regulatory, business and political environments, as well as environmental performance.

22 Sep 2021 - 10:39PM
Beijing’s bid to join CPTPP may fail yet also succeed, experts say

Differences with members of the trade pact, notably Australia and Japan, may prevent China winning the backing needed, but there could be diplomatic benefits.

Differences with members of the trade pact, notably Australia and Japan, may prevent China winning the backing needed, but there could be diplomatic benefits.

21 Sep 2021 - 8:16AM
China’s Delta variant outbreak: Covid-19 cases rise again in Fujian province ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival

Children under 12 seen to be a weak link, with school infections a major worry but vaccines as yet unavailable to youngsters.

Children under 12 seen to be a weak link, with school infections a major worry but vaccines as yet unavailable to youngsters.

19 Sep 2021 - 9:14PM
China’s rejuvenation to the fore as Xi Jinping opens National Games

Opening ceremony in Xian showcases the country’s achievements and its ancient host city, in test run of Covid-19 measures before next year’s Winter Olympics.

Opening ceremony in Xian showcases the country’s achievements and its ancient host city, in test run of Covid-19 measures before next year’s Winter Olympics.

16 Sep 2021 - 12:52AM
President Xi Jinping declares China’s National Games open at ceremony in Xian

High-profile test of China’s ability to stage a major sporting event during the pandemic, with the Beijing Winter Olympics to follow in 2022.

High-profile test of China’s ability to stage a major sporting event during the pandemic, with the Beijing Winter Olympics to follow in 2022.

15 Sep 2021 - 11:25PM
Covid or no Covid, let the National Games begin in China’s ancient city of Xian

Xian has been spruced up with new venues and infrastructure but on the ground many people are still reeling from the coronavirus.

Xian has been spruced up with new venues and infrastructure but on the ground many people are still reeling from the coronavirus.

15 Sep 2021 - 1:54AM
China’s National Games pose key test for Covid-19 controls ahead of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

The event which begins in Xian on Wednesday will see tens of thousands of spectators attending – a stark contrast with the empty stands during the Tokyo Games.

The event which begins in Xian on Wednesday will see tens of thousands of spectators attending – a stark contrast with the empty stands during the Tokyo Games.

13 Sep 2021 - 8:33AM
Britain sends navy patrol boats on Indo-Pacific mission

Deployments unlikely to change the military balance in the region but will send a political message, observers say.

Deployments unlikely to change the military balance in the region but will send a political message, observers say.

8 Sep 2021 - 11:51AM
Embassy in Guinea urges Chinese to stay alert after apparent coup

Chinese advised to stay calm, refrain from going outside and to increase safety measures after elite soldiers declare President Alpha Condé detained.

Chinese advised to stay calm, refrain from going outside and to increase safety measures after elite soldiers declare President Alpha Condé detained.

6 Sep 2021 - 8:48PM
AmCham in southwest China suspends operations at ‘48 hours’ notice’

Website of Chengdu-based AmCham Southwest, representing over 300 member companies, was down for maintenance on Tuesday and its WeChat account name had changed.

Website of Chengdu-based AmCham Southwest, representing over 300 member companies, was down for maintenance on Tuesday and its WeChat account name had changed.

31 Aug 2021 - 8:11PM
China, US to discuss curbing emissions, fossil fuels in Tianjin talks

US climate envoy John Kerry is due to arrive on Tuesday night following a stop in Tokyo and will meet Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua.

US climate envoy John Kerry is due to arrive on Tuesday night following a stop in Tokyo and will meet Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua.

1 Sep 2021 - 3:04PM
Will China’s demands on US block cooperation on Afghanistan?

Afghanistan and the Taliban were at the heart of phone call between US Secretary of State Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday.

Afghanistan and the Taliban were at the heart of phone call between US Secretary of State Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday.

31 Aug 2021 - 6:51AM
Hong Kong newspaper Sing Tao forced to register US arm as a foreign agent

It is the first media outlet from the city forced to make the registration after the Department of Justice ruled its operations constituted political activity.

It is the first media outlet from the city forced to make the registration after the Department of Justice ruled its operations constituted political activity.

27 Aug 2021 - 1:06AM
Chinese embassy steps up Beijing’s protests before US Covid-19 report

Embassy’s statement before intelligence report on Covid-19 origins dismisses Wuhan lab leak theory and says US media rejected attempts to give China’s position.

Embassy’s statement before intelligence report on Covid-19 origins dismisses Wuhan lab leak theory and says US media rejected attempts to give China’s position.

26 Aug 2021 - 9:51PM
China seeks to expand influence in Africa with more digital projects

Assistant foreign minister tells forum that cooperation will be stepped up in areas like the digital economy, smart cities and 5G networks.

Assistant foreign minister tells forum that cooperation will be stepped up in areas like the digital economy, smart cities and 5G networks.

25 Aug 2021 - 10:45PM
China holds naval drills ahead of US-led Quad exercise off the coast of Guam

PLA is conducting live ammunition training in the South China Sea, Yellow Sea and Bohai Strait. It will finish as American, Indian, Australian and Japanese navies begin high-profile Malabar exercise.

PLA is conducting live ammunition training in the South China Sea, Yellow Sea and Bohai Strait. It will finish as American, Indian, Australian and Japanese navies begin high-profile Malabar exercise.

24 Aug 2021 - 10:50PM
US gets back to granting visas for Chinese students as numbers rebound to pre-pandemic levels

China is the largest source of international students in the US, with more than 380,000 active students in the country last year.

China is the largest source of international students in the US, with more than 380,000 active students in the country last year.

24 Aug 2021 - 7:10AM
Chinese primary school head teacher detained after former pupils accuse him of sex abuse

The 67-year-old from Hubei province was detained after a former pupil accused him of molesting her.

The 67-year-old from Hubei province was detained after a former pupil accused him of molesting her.

22 Aug 2021 - 10:45PM
China weighs how best to bolt the back door to terrorists from Afghanistan

Beijing fears instability in Afghanistan could pose a threat via other neighbouring countries such as Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Beijing fears instability in Afghanistan could pose a threat via other neighbouring countries such as Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

24 Aug 2021 - 6:18PM
20 Aug 2021 - 3:45PM
Fall of Kabul sends big players US, China, Russia into diplomatic flurry over Afghan future

Concerns about Afghan projects and terrorism spilling over to Xinjiang may make Beijing pursue a stronger relationship with the Taliban, observers say.

Concerns about Afghan projects and terrorism spilling over to Xinjiang may make Beijing pursue a stronger relationship with the Taliban, observers say.

18 Aug 2021 - 2:21AM