Sarah Zheng

Sarah joined the Post as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations and film and media studies.
Sarah Zheng
Sarah joined the Post as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations and film and media studies.

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China resists India’s call to have head of Jaish-e-Mohammed labelled a terrorist

China’s intransigence likely to lead to more mistrust towards Beijing in India, academic says

17 Feb 2019 - 11:00PM
China resists India’s call to have head of Jaish-e-Mohammed labelled a terrorist

China’s intransigence likely to lead to more mistrust towards Beijing in India, academic says

Donald Trump’s March tariffs could hit China’s GDP by under 1 per cent – but do lasting wider damage, experts warn

If no deal is struck before a 90-day truce ends on March 1, the threatened tariff increase could impact market sentiment and conflicts over technology – as well as escalate hostilities in a range of other areas.

16 Feb 2019 - 10:34PM
Donald Trump’s March tariffs could hit China’s GDP by under 1 per cent – but do lasting wider damage, experts warn

If no deal is struck before a 90-day truce ends on March 1, the threatened tariff increase could impact market sentiment and conflicts over technology – as well as escalate hostilities in a range of other areas.

China and US make ‘progress’ in Beijing but trade war talks to continue in Washington next week

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He met US counterparts including Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

16 Feb 2019 - 1:09AM
China and US make ‘progress’ in Beijing but trade war talks to continue in Washington next week

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He met US counterparts including Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

US-China trade talks: Steven Mnuchin positive after ‘productive meetings’

WeChat account linked to Chinese state media says teams share ‘good atmosphere’ also cited by White House’s Larry Kudlow – but have major differences to reconcile.

15 Feb 2019 - 7:24PM
US-China trade talks: Steven Mnuchin positive after ‘productive meetings’

WeChat account linked to Chinese state media says teams share ‘good atmosphere’ also cited by White House’s Larry Kudlow – but have major differences to reconcile.

Japanese man held in China for over a year on spying charges

The unnamed person is one of nine Japanese nationals to have been jailed or detained in China on charges related to espionage since 2015.

14 Feb 2019 - 11:19PM
Japanese man held in China for over a year on spying charges

The unnamed person is one of nine Japanese nationals to have been jailed or detained in China on charges related to espionage since 2015.

Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet top US delegation on Friday in pursuit of trade war deal

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrive in Beijing as the March 1 truce deadline looms.

13 Feb 2019 - 11:30PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet top US delegation on Friday in pursuit of trade war deal

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrive in Beijing as the March 1 truce deadline looms.

Donald Trump says he might let March 1 deadline for new China tariffs ‘slide’ if trade war deal is near

US has a big team in China trying to reach a trade agreement and Beijing very much wants to make a deal, US president says.

13 Feb 2019 - 4:35PM
Donald Trump says he might let March 1 deadline for new China tariffs ‘slide’ if trade war deal is near

US has a big team in China trying to reach a trade agreement and Beijing very much wants to make a deal, US president says.

Clock ticks on tariff truce as US and China hold second day of trade talks

Higher-level discussions on Thursday and Friday will be led by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

12 Feb 2019 - 10:48PM
Clock ticks on tariff truce as US and China hold second day of trade talks

Higher-level discussions on Thursday and Friday will be led by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Beijing insists on ‘indisputable sovereignty’ over South China Sea islands as US warships test troubled waters

Second US ‘freedom of navigation’ exercise in five weeks stokes Chinese anger as contested waters become another front in trade war between economic rivals.

12 Feb 2019 - 7:50AM
Beijing insists on ‘indisputable sovereignty’ over South China Sea islands as US warships test troubled waters

Second US ‘freedom of navigation’ exercise in five weeks stokes Chinese anger as contested waters become another front in trade war between economic rivals.

US-China trade war: negotiators give nothing away as talks resume in Beijing

Talks between vice-minister-level representatives expected to set scene for top-tier meeting later in week.

11 Feb 2019 - 5:48PM
US-China trade war: negotiators give nothing away as talks resume in Beijing

Talks between vice-minister-level representatives expected to set scene for top-tier meeting later in week.

Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo slams ‘lies’ and ‘prejudice’ behind stripping of his Australian residency over political links

He says political donations were at recipients’ request and Chinese bodies he chaired took positions shared by Australian government, after intelligence found he was ‘amenable to conducting foreign interference’.

8 Feb 2019 - 10:37PM
Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo slams ‘lies’ and ‘prejudice’ behind stripping of his Australian residency over political links

He says political donations were at recipients’ request and Chinese bodies he chaired took positions shared by Australian government, after intelligence found he was ‘amenable to conducting foreign interference’.

Clock ticks on Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo’s chance to appeal against Australian visa cancellation

Political donor and businessman has 28 days to ask the authorities to reconsider invalidating his permanent residency.

7 Feb 2019 - 11:24PM
Clock ticks on Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo’s chance to appeal against Australian visa cancellation

Political donor and businessman has 28 days to ask the authorities to reconsider invalidating his permanent residency.

Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo stripped of Australian residency, banned from returning over ‘political interference’ concerns

Huang Xiangmo – a property developer who has donated millions to Australia’s two main political parties – has been at the centre of a spate of political interference concerns after he was linked to a Communist Party-linked body accused of neutralising opposition and buying political influence around the world.

7 Feb 2019 - 9:59AM
Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo stripped of Australian residency, banned from returning over ‘political interference’ concerns

Huang Xiangmo – a property developer who has donated millions to Australia’s two main political parties – has been at the centre of a spate of political interference concerns after he was linked to a Communist Party-linked body accused of neutralising opposition and buying political influence around the world.

Donald Trump says trade deal must force ‘structural change’ to end China’s ‘theft of US jobs’

Agreement must ‘end unfair trade practices, reduce chronic trade deficit and protect American jobs’, he says in State of the Union address, after earlier saying he plans to meet Xi Jinping this month.

6 Feb 2019 - 11:12PM
Donald Trump says trade deal must force ‘structural change’ to end China’s ‘theft of US jobs’

Agreement must ‘end unfair trade practices, reduce chronic trade deficit and protect American jobs’, he says in State of the Union address, after earlier saying he plans to meet Xi Jinping this month.

Donald Trump launches charm offensive, calling Liu He one of the world’s ‘most respected men’

American president makes the remark as two sides signal progress in talks, while US trade representatives prepare for Beijing mission after three goals are identified.

1 Feb 2019 - 11:15PM
Donald Trump launches charm offensive, calling Liu He one of the world’s ‘most respected men’

American president makes the remark as two sides signal progress in talks, while US trade representatives prepare for Beijing mission after three goals are identified.

China and US upbeat on progress after Washington trade talks

Beijing hails ‘frank, concrete, and constructive discussions’ following Vice-Premier Liu He’s visit, as Donald Trump also welcomes ‘tremendous progress’.

1 Feb 2019 - 11:23PM
China and US upbeat on progress after Washington trade talks

Beijing hails ‘frank, concrete, and constructive discussions’ following Vice-Premier Liu He’s visit, as Donald Trump also welcomes ‘tremendous progress’.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin upbeat after first day of US-China trade war talks in Washington

US treasury secretary makes brief but positive comment as other delegates remain tight-lipped at end of opening negotiations.

2 Feb 2019 - 1:29AM
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin upbeat after first day of US-China trade war talks in Washington

US treasury secretary makes brief but positive comment as other delegates remain tight-lipped at end of opening negotiations.

How Donald Trump could change the course of Meng Wanzhou’s ‘years-long’ battle against extradition

Canada usually complies with extradition requests but the China-US trade war – and the US president’s apparent willingness to intervene in the case – could make the difference this time.

30 Jan 2019 - 11:23PM
How Donald Trump could change the course of Meng Wanzhou’s ‘years-long’ battle against extradition

Canada usually complies with extradition requests but the China-US trade war – and the US president’s apparent willingness to intervene in the case – could make the difference this time.

As questions are raised about ‘belt and road’, projects slow in Southeast Asia

China’s investments in the region plunged by nearly half in 2018, to lowest level in four years, as Asean member nations scrutinise Beijing’s strategy.

31 Jan 2019 - 10:11AM
As questions are raised about ‘belt and road’, projects slow in Southeast Asia

China’s investments in the region plunged by nearly half in 2018, to lowest level in four years, as Asean member nations scrutinise Beijing’s strategy.

Could Americans be next after China detains Canadian and Australian citizens?

Analysts question whether Chinese government is willing to risk America’s anger by detaining its citizens, but may be using Canada as a proxy.

26 Jan 2019 - 11:26AM
Could Americans be next after China detains Canadian and Australian citizens?

Analysts question whether Chinese government is willing to risk America’s anger by detaining its citizens, but may be using Canada as a proxy.

China denies ‘setting obstacles’ to Quebec City mayor’s trade and tourism mission to Shanghai and Xian

Régis Labeaume puts back plans for March visit until later in the year as scheduling difficulties got in the way – a claim that Chinese embassy in Canada disputes.

24 Jan 2019 - 9:56PM
China denies ‘setting obstacles’ to Quebec City mayor’s trade and tourism mission to Shanghai and Xian

Régis Labeaume puts back plans for March visit until later in the year as scheduling difficulties got in the way – a claim that Chinese embassy in Canada disputes.

China on track for more growth, Vice-President Wang Qishan tells worried world elite in Davos as he rebukes US ‘bullying’

Globe’s second-biggest economy certain to deliver modest prosperity for its people by 2020, ‘optimistic’ top official says at World Economic Forum.

24 Jan 2019 - 11:10AM
China on track for more growth, Vice-President Wang Qishan tells worried world elite in Davos as he rebukes US ‘bullying’

Globe’s second-biggest economy certain to deliver modest prosperity for its people by 2020, ‘optimistic’ top official says at World Economic Forum.

Could Americans be caught in the crossfire of an extradition request for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou?

Retaliation against US nationals a possibility but unlikely to match action against Canadians, observers say.

24 Jan 2019 - 5:50AM
Could Americans be caught in the crossfire of an extradition request for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou?

Retaliation against US nationals a possibility but unlikely to match action against Canadians, observers say.

Huawei calls for swift resolution of Sabrina Meng Wanzhou case; US confirms it continues to seek her extradition

Tech firm’s chairman makes remarks on sidelines of the global economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.

23 Jan 2019 - 5:42AM
Huawei calls for swift resolution of Sabrina Meng Wanzhou case; US confirms it continues to seek her extradition

Tech firm’s chairman makes remarks on sidelines of the global economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.

What Canada’s courts must do next in extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

Assuming the US files an extradition request by the January 30 deadline, the courts will have to set a date for an extradition hearing.

22 Jan 2019 - 12:14PM
What Canada’s courts must do next in extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

Assuming the US files an extradition request by the January 30 deadline, the courts will have to set a date for an extradition hearing.

Quebec City mayor cancels 10-day China trip amid diplomatic tensions

Régis Labeaume pulls the plug on economic and tourism mission to Shanghai, Xian, as well as South Korea, reportedly on advice from Quebec government office in China.

20 Jan 2019 - 10:35PM
Quebec City mayor cancels 10-day China trip amid diplomatic tensions

Régis Labeaume pulls the plug on economic and tourism mission to Shanghai, Xian, as well as South Korea, reportedly on advice from Quebec government office in China.

US-China trade deal ‘could well happen’, Donald Trump says, but there may be a catch

Despite progress made in Beijing, US negotiators want China to agree to regular check-ups on reforms and shorter timelines for rectifying trade imbalance, reports say.

20 Jan 2019 - 11:19PM
US-China trade deal ‘could well happen’, Donald Trump says, but there may be a catch

Despite progress made in Beijing, US negotiators want China to agree to regular check-ups on reforms and shorter timelines for rectifying trade imbalance, reports say.

Canada summons Chinese ambassador over interrogation of Michael Kovrig

Beijing must deport detained former diplomat or request a waiver of his diplomatic immunity, Ottawa tells Lu Shaye.

17 Jan 2019 - 6:13PM
Canada summons Chinese ambassador over interrogation of Michael Kovrig

Beijing must deport detained former diplomat or request a waiver of his diplomatic immunity, Ottawa tells Lu Shaye.

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He accepts invitation to visit Washington this month for talks to end trade war

Vice-premier will lead a Chinese delegation to Washington on January 30 and 31 in hopes of progress toward a trade deal.

16 Jan 2019 - 1:14PM
China’s Vice-Premier Liu He accepts invitation to visit Washington this month for talks to end trade war

Vice-premier will lead a Chinese delegation to Washington on January 30 and 31 in hopes of progress toward a trade deal.

China issues travel alert telling citizens they could be ‘arbitrarily detained’ in Canada a day after Ottawa issued similar warning

Foreign ministry in Beijing issues warning a day after similar warning by Canadians.

16 Jan 2019 - 6:00AM
China issues travel alert telling citizens they could be ‘arbitrarily detained’ in Canada a day after Ottawa issued similar warning

Foreign ministry in Beijing issues warning a day after similar warning by Canadians.

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