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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Fighter jets cross a line in Taiwan Strait, says Taipei as it hosts US health official amid rising US-China tension

Beijing’s deployment of fighter jets is a ‘clear warning’ to Taiwan over US health secretary Azar’s visit.

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Beijing’s deployment of fighter jets is a ‘clear warning’ to Taiwan over US health secretary Azar’s visit.

Fighter jets cross a line in Taiwan Strait, says Taipei as it hosts US health official amid rising US-China tension
China’s Ottawa embassy hits back at Five Eyes concerns over Hong Kong

Aggressive response accuses Canada, the US, Britain, Australia and New Zealand of arrogance and interference in the city.

10 Aug 2020 - 3:22PM

Aggressive response accuses Canada, the US, Britain, Australia and New Zealand of arrogance and interference in the city.

China’s Ottawa embassy hits back at Five Eyes concerns over Hong Kong
China-India border conflict: communication breakdown looms amid Confucius Institute review

Indian education ministry will review Confucius Institutes at its universities and education policy drops Chinese classes for secondary schools.

8 Aug 2020 - 9:37PM

Indian education ministry will review Confucius Institutes at its universities and education policy drops Chinese classes for secondary schools.

China-India border conflict: communication breakdown looms amid Confucius Institute review
China sentences another Canadian to death for drug trafficking

Xu Weihong and Chinese associate Wen Guanxiong found guilty of manufacturing at least 120kg of ketamine in case dating back to October 2016.

6 Aug 2020 - 8:00PM

Xu Weihong and Chinese associate Wen Guanxiong found guilty of manufacturing at least 120kg of ketamine in case dating back to October 2016.

China sentences another Canadian to death for drug trafficking
Beijing won’t rule out targeting US journalists in Hong Kong over visa curbs on Chinese reporters

American reporters have already been forced to leave mainland and some based in city fear they are next in the firing line.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:34PM

American reporters have already been forced to leave mainland and some based in city fear they are next in the firing line.

Beijing won’t rule out targeting US journalists in Hong Kong over visa curbs on Chinese reporters
Japan boosts East China Sea radar and patrol capacity to fend off China’s island claim: US report

Tokyo cannot compete with PLA Navy on size and armaments and instead upgraded monitoring and defence, says Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:34PM

Tokyo cannot compete with PLA Navy on size and armaments and instead upgraded monitoring and defence, says Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

Japan boosts East China Sea radar and patrol capacity to fend off China’s island claim: US report
TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance ‘prefers independent spin-off over Microsoft sale’ as Donald Trump threatens ban

A source briefed on the discussions says management is reluctant to sell to US tech giant but is open to setting up a separate entity

3 Aug 2020 - 8:10PM

A source briefed on the discussions says management is reluctant to sell to US tech giant but is open to setting up a separate entity

TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance ‘prefers independent spin-off over Microsoft sale’ as Donald Trump threatens ban
US-China relations: Mike Pompeo urges Hong Kong to reverse decision to suspend elections

US secretary of state says vote should be held ‘as close to the September 6 date as possible’.

3 Aug 2020 - 5:21AM

US secretary of state says vote should be held ‘as close to the September 6 date as possible’.

US-China relations: Mike Pompeo urges Hong Kong to reverse decision to suspend elections
Manila walks fine line between Beijing and Washington in South China Sea

Maintaining amicable ties with the Philippines has become equally important to the US and China as tensions rise.

1 Aug 2020 - 6:23PM

Maintaining amicable ties with the Philippines has become equally important to the US and China as tensions rise.

Manila walks fine line between Beijing and Washington in South China Sea
China’s Huawei loses out to Japan’s NEC on Chile-Asia trans-Pacific cable project

Santiago has awarded contract for 13,000km fibre-optic to Tokyo-based multinational, according to Japanese media report.

30 Jul 2020 - 8:00PM

Santiago has awarded contract for 13,000km fibre-optic to Tokyo-based multinational, according to Japanese media report.

China’s Huawei loses out to Japan’s NEC on Chile-Asia trans-Pacific cable project
Beijing tries to balance nationalism with pragmatism in US relations

China feels a need to appear strong in front of its domestic audience, but it works hard to avoid irrevocably damaging the relationship with America.

29 Jul 2020 - 10:53AM

China feels a need to appear strong in front of its domestic audience, but it works hard to avoid irrevocably damaging the relationship with America.

Beijing tries to balance nationalism with pragmatism in US relations
US consulate closure in Chengdu lost 35 years of exchanges, says diplomat’s wife

Staff worked 24-hour shifts in tearful rush to leave, according to Facebook post by food writer Tzu-i Chuang, wife of US consul general Jim Mullinax.

28 Jul 2020 - 5:32PM

Staff worked 24-hour shifts in tearful rush to leave, according to Facebook post by food writer Tzu-i Chuang, wife of US consul general Jim Mullinax.

US consulate closure in Chengdu lost 35 years of exchanges, says diplomat’s wife
US-China relations: Washington confirms suspension of Fulbright programme for Hong Kong, mainland

Would-be participants told after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order this month in retaliation for Beijing’s imposition of a national security law in Hong Kong.

25 Jul 2020 - 11:21PM

Would-be participants told after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order this month in retaliation for Beijing’s imposition of a national security law in Hong Kong.

US-China relations: Washington confirms suspension of Fulbright programme for Hong Kong, mainland
Houston consulate general offices a long-time landmark of US-China relations

Beijing’s first such office in US has been ordered closed by Friday, with State Department saying directive is ‘to protect American intellectual property and private information’.

23 Jul 2020 - 6:00AM

Beijing’s first such office in US has been ordered closed by Friday, with State Department saying directive is ‘to protect American intellectual property and private information’.

Houston consulate general offices a long-time landmark of US-China relations
In coronavirus vaccine race, Chinese and Oxford trials produce immune responses, offering hope in pandemic

Phase-two vaccine trial by team of Chinese scientists ‘induces significant neutralising antibody responses’, paper in peer-reviewed The Lancet reports.

21 Jul 2020 - 10:49PM

Phase-two vaccine trial by team of Chinese scientists ‘induces significant neutralising antibody responses’, paper in peer-reviewed The Lancet reports.

In coronavirus vaccine race, Chinese and Oxford trials produce immune responses, offering hope in pandemic
Coronavirus: US State department cables show concerns over rules and training at Wuhan lab

Recently released documents from 2018 show US officials were concerned about shortages of trained staff, but not the research being carried out at the facility

21 Jul 2020 - 12:04AM

Recently released documents from 2018 show US officials were concerned about shortages of trained staff, but not the research being carried out at the facility

Coronavirus: US State department cables show concerns over rules and training at Wuhan lab
Beijing envoy says Washington must decide if it is ready to accept rise of China

Ambassador Cui Tiankai tells CNN his country has ‘legitimate right’ to modernise in wide-ranging interview.

20 Jul 2020 - 11:05PM

Ambassador Cui Tiankai tells CNN his country has ‘legitimate right’ to modernise in wide-ranging interview.

Beijing envoy says Washington must decide if it is ready to accept rise of China
Dead end to a two-way street? The stakes for the US in Hong Kong extradition treaty suspension

Western governments say they want to protect citizens from the national security law but scrapping treaties may help elusive criminals.

17 Jul 2020 - 12:50PM

Western governments say they want to protect citizens from the national security law but scrapping treaties may help elusive criminals.

Dead end to a two-way street? The stakes for the US in Hong Kong extradition treaty suspension
Hong Kong extradition treaty partners wait to see how national security law plays out

Concern that Article 55 could override articles in extradition agreements preventing transfer from Hong Kong to the mainland, says law professor.

16 Jul 2020 - 12:01AM

Concern that Article 55 could override articles in extradition agreements preventing transfer from Hong Kong to the mainland, says law professor.

Hong Kong extradition treaty partners wait to see how national security law plays out
South China Sea: key moments in a decades-long dispute

Beijing set out its expansive claim more than 70 years ago with a few lines on a map.

14 Jul 2020 - 11:19PM

Beijing set out its expansive claim more than 70 years ago with a few lines on a map.

South China Sea: key moments in a decades-long dispute
Beijing blasts US over ‘provocative military acts’ in the South China Sea

Chinese defence ministry claims United States ‘carried out navigational hegemony’ by repeatedly sending warships to the region.

10 Jul 2020 - 11:13PM

Chinese defence ministry claims United States ‘carried out navigational hegemony’ by repeatedly sending warships to the region.

Beijing blasts US over ‘provocative military acts’ in the South China Sea
Vast majority of US research institute disclosure violations related to China

Most of the cases involved “very well-known academics” that were not of Chinese-American descent.

9 Jul 2020 - 8:00PM

Most of the cases involved “very well-known academics” that were not of Chinese-American descent.

Vast majority of US research institute disclosure violations related to China
China-India border dispute may force South Asian neighbours to pick a side

Smaller countries have tried to avoid being dragged into hostility between New Delhi and Beijing, but observers say neutrality will become harder to maintain.

9 Jul 2020 - 10:33PM

Smaller countries have tried to avoid being dragged into hostility between New Delhi and Beijing, but observers say neutrality will become harder to maintain.

China-India border dispute may force South Asian neighbours to pick a side
International call to halt extradition treaties with Hong Kong after China imposes tough national security law

Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China wants assurances from Western countries that no extraditions to HK will take place and treaties will be reviewed.

6 Jul 2020 - 5:32PM

Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China wants assurances from Western countries that no extraditions to HK will take place and treaties will be reviewed.

International call to halt extradition treaties with Hong Kong after China imposes tough national security law
Coronavirus: Infected monkeys were protected from reinfection a month later

Chinese researchers found that macaques had an enhanced antibody and immune response 28 days after the initial infection.

4 Jul 2020 - 2:01AM

Chinese researchers found that macaques had an enhanced antibody and immune response 28 days after the initial infection.

Coronavirus: Infected monkeys  were protected from reinfection a month later
Taiwan will reopen Guam office, a sign of stronger ties with the US in the face of tension with China

US island territory is strategically important in the Pacific and will position Taiwan officials near its key remaining allies in the region.

3 Jul 2020 - 10:21PM

US island territory is strategically important in the Pacific and will position Taiwan officials near its key remaining allies in the region.

Taiwan will reopen Guam office, a sign of stronger ties with the US in the face of tension with China
China firmly opposes Britain’s offer of residency rights to Hongkongers and warns of ‘corresponding measures’

China’s embassy in Britain says offer of residency rights and path to citizenship violated 1984 memorandums of understanding regarding sovereignty over city.

2 Jul 2020 - 7:16PM

China’s embassy in Britain says offer of residency rights and path to citizenship violated 1984 memorandums of understanding regarding sovereignty over city.

China firmly opposes Britain’s offer of residency rights to Hongkongers and warns of ‘corresponding measures’
Hong Kong national security law’s long-arm jurisdiction ‘extraordinary and chilling’

They say it goes further than mainland Chinese legislation and could affect Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre, but pursuing offences committed outside the city may be difficult.

9 Jul 2020 - 2:32PM

They say it goes further than mainland Chinese legislation and could affect Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre, but pursuing offences committed outside the city may be difficult.

Hong Kong national security law’s long-arm jurisdiction ‘extraordinary and chilling’
National security law has destroyed Hong Kong’s autonomy, US’ Mike Pompeo says

Washington will not stand idly by, its top diplomat says after the law takes effect on Tuesday against a chorus of international condemnation.

2 Jul 2020 - 12:13AM

Washington will not stand idly by, its top diplomat says after the law takes effect on Tuesday against a chorus of international condemnation.

National security law has destroyed Hong Kong’s autonomy, US’ Mike Pompeo says
China vows to retaliate after US bans defence exports to Hong Kong over national security law

Foreign ministry spokesman says national security law that prompted Washington’s move is purely an internal matter and other countries have no right to interfere.

30 Jun 2020 - 11:37PM

Foreign ministry spokesman says national security law that prompted Washington’s move is purely an internal matter and other countries have no right to interfere.

China vows to retaliate after US bans defence exports to Hong Kong over national security law