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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With economic corridor’s viability on the line, Beijing searches for an answer to Pakistan terrorism

Gwadar hotel attack increases security concerns around Beijing’s major development drive in Pakistan. Separatist insurgents vow to target more Chinese investments.

18 May 2019 - 11:28PM

Gwadar hotel attack increases security concerns around Beijing’s major development drive in Pakistan. Separatist insurgents vow to target more Chinese investments.

With economic corridor’s viability on the line, Beijing searches for an answer to Pakistan terrorism
Italian government’s China expert urges EU to make it easier for member states to deal with China

Michele Geraci, head of Italy’s China task force, says changing rules will help people see the benefits of trading with China.

16 May 2019 - 4:10PM

Michele Geraci, head of Italy’s China task force, says changing rules will help people see the benefits of trading with China.

Italian government’s China expert urges EU to make it easier for member states to deal with China
US-China rivalry ‘could steal show and undermine reform agenda’ at June’s G20 summit

Outcome of the expected meeting of presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump threatens to detract from multilateral efforts, and risk a stalemate similar to that at last November’s Apec summit.

15 May 2019 - 7:00PM

Outcome of the expected meeting of presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump threatens to detract from multilateral efforts, and risk a stalemate similar to that at last November’s Apec summit.

US-China rivalry ‘could steal show and undermine reform agenda’ at June’s G20 summit
China to put soft power on show as ‘clash of civilisations’ debate comes back to life

Beijing to champion ‘charms of Asian’ societies as tensions rise with Washington.

15 May 2019 - 2:03PM

Beijing to champion ‘charms of Asian’ societies as tensions rise with Washington.

China to put soft power on show as ‘clash of civilisations’ debate comes back to life
China’s official party mouthpiece warns US it risks making ‘mistake after mistake’ in trade war

Editorial in People’s Daily says Beijing wants to settle its differences with the US, but warns it will not change its system and can weather a lengthy stand-off.

14 May 2019 - 4:05AM

Editorial in People’s Daily says Beijing wants to settle its differences with the US, but warns it will not change its system and can weather a lengthy stand-off.

China’s official party mouthpiece warns US it risks making ‘mistake after mistake’ in trade war
Why China dropped its opposition to UN blacklisting of Pakistan-based terror chief Masood Azhar

India claimed decision to stop blocking sanctions on Jaish e-Mohammed leader as victory, but revised wording on listing also took into account Pakistani concerns.

2 May 2019 - 11:27PM

India claimed decision to stop blocking sanctions on Jaish e-Mohammed leader as victory, but revised wording on listing also took into account Pakistani concerns.

Why China dropped its opposition to UN blacklisting of Pakistan-based terror chief Masood Azhar
Chinese President Xi Jinping tries to stem rising chorus of doubts over Belt and Road Initiative

Speech to Belt and Road Forum strikes more measured tone compared with two years previously and seeks to address range of criticisms over project.

27 Apr 2019 - 4:35AM

Speech to Belt and Road Forum strikes more measured tone compared with two years previously and seeks to address range of criticisms over project.

Chinese President Xi Jinping tries to stem rising chorus of doubts over Belt and Road Initiative
Belt and road delegates welcome Xi Jinping’s pledges, but now they want action to back them up

Chinese president promised to open up economy and work with other countries, but one diplomat said these were ‘largely the same’ as previous pledges.

26 Apr 2019 - 10:32PM

Chinese president promised to open up economy and work with other countries, but one diplomat said these were ‘largely the same’ as previous pledges.

Belt and road delegates welcome Xi Jinping’s pledges, but now they want action to back them up
Rising rate risks erode global interest in emerging markets’ infrastructure: survey

Joint report points to dip in enthusiasm for investing in the sector but China still among the developing countries with the most potential.

25 Apr 2019 - 3:35AM

Joint report points to dip in enthusiasm for investing in the sector but China still among the developing countries with the most potential.

Rising rate risks erode global interest in emerging markets’ infrastructure: survey
Why doubts about China’s Belt and Road Initiative persist among its neighbours

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge for the second Belt and Road Forum.

25 Apr 2019 - 3:37AM

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge for the second Belt and Road Forum.

Why doubts about China’s Belt and Road Initiative persist among its neighbours
China, India exchange views on ‘issues of common interest, including Indo-Pacific’

Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other top diplomats, with both sides calling for more cooperation.

23 Apr 2019 - 3:05AM

Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other top diplomats, with both sides calling for more cooperation.

China, India exchange views on ‘issues of common interest, including Indo-Pacific’
Dominance or development? What’s at the end of China’s New Silk Road?

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge on the Chinese capital for the second Belt and Road Forum.

23 Apr 2019 - 5:24AM

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge on the Chinese capital for the second Belt and Road Forum.

Dominance or development? What’s at the end of China’s New Silk Road?
US firms less keen to make China’s case because of Beijing’s failures to live up to its promises, American Chamber of Commerce warns

Report highlights long-standing grievances over market access and warns that repeated failures to live up to commitments are undermining trust.

17 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

Report highlights long-standing grievances over market access and warns that repeated failures to live up to commitments are undermining trust.

US firms less keen to make China’s case because of Beijing’s failures to live up to its promises, American Chamber of Commerce warns
The Chinese video firms selling the online look of the rich and famous

Cash-strapped internet users can tap into a wealth of footage to post on their social media feeds and pass off as their own.

15 Apr 2019 - 12:18PM

Cash-strapped internet users can tap into a wealth of footage to post on their social media feeds and pass off as their own.

The Chinese video firms selling the online look of the rich and famous
Yangtze turtle on brink of extinction with death of last known female in China

Just three of the species thought to remain alive after ninety-something Xiangxiang’s death on the weekend.

16 Apr 2019 - 9:43AM

Just three of the species thought to remain alive after ninety-something Xiangxiang’s death on the weekend.

Yangtze turtle on brink of extinction with death of last known female in China
Chinese Game of Throne fans resigned to final season censorship

Medieval drama is known for its X-rated content, but audiences in China are unlikely to see much sex or violence.

15 Apr 2019 - 7:21AM

Medieval drama is known for its X-rated content, but audiences in China are unlikely to see much sex or violence.

Chinese Game of Throne fans resigned to final season censorship
Don’t expect a real-life Game of Thrones at Dubrovnik summit, says Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Chinese premier promises ‘win-win cooperation’ rather than feuding ahead of summit in historic port where parts of hit drama were filmed.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:06PM

Chinese premier promises ‘win-win cooperation’ rather than feuding ahead of summit in historic port where parts of hit drama were filmed.

Don’t expect a real-life Game of Thrones at Dubrovnik summit, says Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
Trade war: Donald Trump to meet Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He as negotiators eye presidential summit

Pair to meet on Thursday with officials said to be discussing when Trump and counterpart Xi Jinping could meet to sign a deal but details of an agreement still to be finalised.

4 Apr 2019 - 11:48PM

Pair to meet on Thursday with officials said to be discussing when Trump and counterpart Xi Jinping could meet to sign a deal but details of an agreement still to be finalised.

Trade war: Donald Trump to meet Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He as negotiators eye presidential summit
Israel’s hi-tech firms are wary of Chinese investment, but the money keeps rolling in

Chinese investors were involved in 12 per cent of all financing deals in first nine months of 2018.

4 Apr 2019 - 1:58PM

Chinese investors were involved in 12 per cent of all financing deals in first nine months of 2018.

Israel’s hi-tech firms are wary of Chinese investment, but the money keeps rolling in
US and China wrap up ‘constructive’ trade talks with pledge to meet again next week

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he looks forward to continuing discussions in Washington next Thursday.

30 Mar 2019 - 1:26AM

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he looks forward to continuing discussions in Washington next Thursday.

US and China wrap up ‘constructive’ trade talks with pledge to meet again next week
Has China’s answer to Davos lost its shine with high-profile absences and a TV blackout?

When Premier Li Keqiang presented the keynote speech, it was surprisingly not streamed live on mainland Chinese television by state media.

29 Mar 2019 - 10:30AM

When Premier Li Keqiang presented the keynote speech, it was surprisingly not streamed live on mainland Chinese television by state media.

Has China’s answer to Davos lost its shine with high-profile absences and a TV blackout?
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang talks up ‘steady’ and ‘positive’ economy, as crunch US-China trade war talks kick off in Beijing

China will reduce the number of industries in which foreign investment is banned before the end of June, Li Keqiang tells the Boao Forum for Asia.

28 Mar 2019 - 5:53PM

China will reduce the number of industries in which foreign investment is banned before the end of June, Li Keqiang tells the Boao Forum for Asia.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang talks up ‘steady’ and ‘positive’ economy, as crunch US-China trade war talks kick off in Beijing
China and America can’t afford walking away without a deal from trade talks, says former US ambassador Max Baucus

Walking away without agreement will be ‘if not devastating, very detrimental’ for Donald Trump but ‘we are getting closer to a deal’.

27 Mar 2019 - 10:57PM

Walking away without agreement will be ‘if not devastating, very detrimental’ for Donald Trump but ‘we are getting closer to a deal’.

China and America can’t afford walking away without a deal from trade talks, says former US ambassador Max Baucus
Italy’s critics are jealous of its China deal, says Rome’s lead negotiator

US should worry about its own debts to China rather than warn Italy about a debt trap, suggests Michele Geraci, who predicts more European nations will soon follow it in joining belt and road plan.

16 Apr 2019 - 1:23PM

US should worry about its own debts to China rather than warn Italy about a debt trap, suggests Michele Geraci, who predicts more European nations will soon follow it in joining belt and road plan.

Italy’s critics are jealous of its China deal, says Rome’s lead negotiator
US and China must not split world in two, warns ex-Washington commerce secretary

Work to do after trade deal to rebuild relationship, says Carlos Gutierrez, who served in George W. Bush’s administration, stressing it is wrong to think ‘trade war will finish and everything will go back to how it was’.

26 Mar 2019 - 9:49PM

Work to do after trade deal to rebuild relationship, says Carlos Gutierrez, who served in George W. Bush’s administration, stressing it is wrong to think ‘trade war will finish and everything will go back to how it was’.

US and China must not split world in two, warns ex-Washington commerce secretary
Pollution containment stepped up at site of Yancheng chemical factory blast in China

Rescue operations expanded to nearly 2 sq km, with 28 still reported missing.

25 Mar 2019 - 4:45PM

Rescue operations expanded to nearly 2 sq km, with 28 still reported missing.

Pollution containment stepped up at site of Yancheng chemical factory blast in China
Live till 100 for just US$8,900: Chinese health centre Heshengtang investigated over claims of false advertising
  • Company in eastern Zhejiang province accused of luring elderly clients with offer of free eggs and noodles, then duping them into buying high-priced elixirs.
25 Mar 2019 - 11:33AM
  • Company in eastern Zhejiang province accused of luring elderly clients with offer of free eggs and noodles, then duping them into buying high-priced elixirs.
Live till 100 for just US$8,900: Chinese health centre Heshengtang investigated over claims of false advertising
Italy agrees to return nearly 800 Chinese cultural relics in goodwill gesture during Xi Jinping visit

It comes as the countries seek to strengthen relations, and after Italy becomes first Western European nation to join China’s belt and road plan.

24 Mar 2019 - 11:21PM

It comes as the countries seek to strengthen relations, and after Italy becomes first Western European nation to join China’s belt and road plan.

Italy agrees to return nearly 800 Chinese cultural relics in goodwill gesture during Xi Jinping visit
China, US prepare for final push in trade talks, as dates set for Beijing, Washington meetings

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing next week in race against the clock to reach an agreement.

21 Mar 2019 - 11:29PM

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing next week in race against the clock to reach an agreement.

China, US prepare for final push in trade talks, as dates set for Beijing, Washington meetings
Swedish ambassador to China investigated for security breaches in Gui Minhai case

Prosecutors say Anna Lindstedt has been recalled to Stockholm, after claims by Gui’s daughter about discussions with Chinese businessmen.

20 Mar 2019 - 9:56PM

Prosecutors say Anna Lindstedt has been recalled to Stockholm, after claims by Gui’s daughter about discussions with Chinese businessmen.

Swedish ambassador to China investigated for security breaches in Gui Minhai case