William Zheng

Hong Kong

William Zheng

News Editor, China

William Zheng is a veteran journalist who has served and led major Hong Kong and Singaporean media organisations in his 20-year career, covering greater China. He is now a news editor on the China desk at the Post.

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Xi Jinping invokes China’s ‘Korean war spirit’ as 70th anniversary approaches

Analysts say speech sends clear signal to US not to misjudge Chinese determination to defend national interest.

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Analysts say speech sends clear signal to US not to misjudge Chinese determination to defend national interest.

Xi Jinping invokes China’s ‘Korean war spirit’ as 70th anniversary approaches
China boosts its attack range with launch of mysterious new hypersonic cruise missile, insiders say

Sources close to the military and a social media video suggest PLA has weapon with greater speed and range than existing Changjian missiles.

19 Oct 2020 - 11:28PM

Sources close to the military and a social media video suggest PLA has weapon with greater speed and range than existing Changjian missiles.

China boosts its attack range with launch of mysterious new hypersonic cruise missile, insiders say
Xi Jinping tells marines to focus on ‘preparing to go to war’ in military base visit during southern China tour

China’s president says they have ‘important responsibility’ to safeguard the country’s territory, sovereignty and maritime interests.

14 Oct 2020 - 10:23AM

China’s president says they have ‘important responsibility’ to safeguard the country’s territory, sovereignty and maritime interests.

Xi Jinping tells marines to focus on ‘preparing to go to war’ in military base visit during southern China tour
Chinese President Xi Jinping urges push towards hi-tech independence

Xi says self-reliance is essential because the country is ‘on the cusp of unprecedented changes’.

13 Oct 2020 - 5:30PM

Xi says self-reliance is essential because the country is ‘on the cusp of unprecedented changes’.

Chinese President Xi Jinping urges push towards hi-tech independence
Chinese President Xi Jinping starts southern tour with call to have confidence in future

Xi starts Guangdong trip with appearance in Chaozhou ahead of visit to Shenzhen to mark 40th anniversary of special economic zone.

13 Oct 2020 - 3:18PM

Xi starts Guangdong trip with appearance in Chaozhou ahead of visit to Shenzhen to mark 40th anniversary of special economic zone.

Chinese President Xi Jinping starts southern tour with call to have confidence in future
China kits out army for winter combat as India border dispute drags on

Troops in Tibet are made top priority for the military’s winter supplies, according to source, while observer says harsh conditions may prompt disengagement.

10 Oct 2020 - 8:43PM

Troops in Tibet are made top priority for the military’s winter supplies, according to source, while observer says harsh conditions may prompt disengagement.

China kits out army for winter combat as India border dispute drags on
Reformist calls for China to reassure the private sector ahead of key Communist Party meeting

Li Youwei, who helped spearhead Shenzhen’s development in the 1990s, says there is a risk Beijing will take ‘the wrong steps’ and retreat from reform.

9 Oct 2020 - 7:48AM

Li Youwei, who helped spearhead Shenzhen’s development in the 1990s, says there is a risk Beijing will take ‘the wrong steps’ and retreat from reform.

Reformist calls for China to reassure the private sector ahead of key Communist Party meeting
Chinese military media told to steer clear of US election stories

Armed forces outlets avoid coverage that could lead to accusations of taking sides.

5 Oct 2020 - 10:56PM

Armed forces outlets avoid coverage that could lead to accusations of taking sides.

Chinese military media told to steer clear of US election stories
China’s customs authority looking into claim sensitive business data was leaked to foreign firm

Chinese company complained that a foreign rival had obtained information collected from car parts suppliers, according to sources.

4 Oct 2020 - 10:26PM

Chinese company complained that a foreign rival had obtained information collected from car parts suppliers, according to sources.

China’s customs authority looking into claim sensitive business data was leaked to foreign firm
Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy plane enters air defence zone

Taipei issues warnings as Chinese military surveillance aircraft is spotted close to Pratas Islands in southwest sector of its ADIZ.

2 Oct 2020 - 9:37PM

Taipei issues warnings as Chinese military surveillance aircraft is spotted close to Pratas Islands in southwest sector of its ADIZ.

Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy plane enters air defence zone
Tech collaboration between China and Hong Kong is key to fostering innovation, experts tell forum

Against the backdrop of a ‘tech war’ between China and United States, business leaders and politicians call for both domestic and international collaboration in the application and commercialisation of technology.

29 Sep 2020 - 1:27PM

Against the backdrop of a ‘tech war’ between China and United States, business leaders and politicians call for both domestic and international collaboration in the application and commercialisation of technology.

Tech collaboration between China and Hong Kong is key to fostering innovation, experts tell forum
China Communist Party critic Ren Zhiqiang gets 18 years for corruption

Outspoken real estate tycoon known as ‘Big Cannon Ren’ embezzled US$7.3 million, court finds.

22 Sep 2020 - 11:27PM

Outspoken real estate tycoon known as ‘Big Cannon Ren’ embezzled US$7.3 million, court finds.

China Communist Party critic Ren Zhiqiang gets 18 years for corruption
China promotes Xinjiang police chief targeted by US human rights sanctions

Wang Mingshan has been named a member of the region’s standing committee two months after he was barred from entering the United States.

22 Sep 2020 - 1:43AM

Wang Mingshan has been named a member of the region’s standing committee two months after he was barred from entering the United States.

China promotes Xinjiang police chief targeted by US human rights sanctions
China-India border dispute: Tibet war games test PLA forces at altitude despite pledge to disengage

Airing of war games footage coincided with Beijing releasing five Indians detained by the PLA for crossing into Chinese territory.

14 Sep 2020 - 9:51PM

Airing of war games footage coincided with Beijing releasing five Indians detained by the PLA for crossing into Chinese territory.

China-India border dispute: Tibet war games test PLA forces at altitude despite pledge to disengage
China tests drones, new rocket launcher near disputed India border area

Helicopter pads built at Lhasa military hospital to cut time to transport wounded.

11 Sep 2020 - 7:00PM

Helicopter pads built at Lhasa military hospital to cut time to transport wounded.

China tests drones, new rocket launcher near disputed India border area
China-India border dispute: armed parachute drills by elite PLA forces point to military build-up

Drawing on elite forces from various units for high-altitude airdrops suggests China is preparing for potential conflict, analyst says.

10 Sep 2020 - 10:18PM

Drawing on elite forces from various units for high-altitude airdrops suggests China is preparing for potential conflict, analyst says.

China-India border dispute: armed parachute drills by elite PLA forces point to military build-up
China-India border dispute: video of violent clash between soldiers goes viral

Chinese military source says footage was probably recorded ‘a few months ago’.

10 Sep 2020 - 1:05PM

Chinese military source says footage was probably recorded ‘a few months ago’.

China-India border dispute: video of violent clash between soldiers goes viral
Mystery surrounds China’s launch of reusable experimental spacecraft

One source hints there may be similarities with America’s X-37B, a reusable space plane that operates like a mini-shuttle.

4 Sep 2020 - 9:11PM

One source hints there may be similarities with America’s X-37B, a reusable space plane that operates like a mini-shuttle.

Mystery surrounds China’s launch of reusable experimental spacecraft
China’s digital powerhouse Shenzhen stands at a crossroads, 40 years after its transformation

Four decades after Deng Xiaoping gave his blessing to its development, some of the city’s modern challenges are familiar.

2 Sep 2020 - 7:19AM

Four decades after Deng Xiaoping gave his blessing to its development, some of the city’s modern challenges are familiar.

China’s digital powerhouse Shenzhen stands at a crossroads, 40 years after its transformation
Hong Kong elite expected to attend as Shenzhen hosts President Xi Jinping for September celebration of special economic zone’s 40th anniversary

While city leader Carrie Lam will be in attendance, it’s not yet known if she or the Hong Kong delegation will secure a meeting with the president.

24 Aug 2020 - 11:29PM

While city leader Carrie Lam will be in attendance, it’s not yet known if she or the Hong Kong delegation will secure a meeting with the president.

Hong Kong elite expected to attend as Shenzhen hosts President Xi Jinping for September celebration of special economic zone’s 40th anniversary
Coronavirus: American Chamber of Commerce gets permission to fly business executives to China

Many foreigners working in China have been unable to return as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, but a charter flight from the US will be allowed to land next month.

19 Aug 2020 - 12:10AM

Many foreigners working in China have been unable to return as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, but a charter flight from the US will be allowed to land next month.

Coronavirus: American Chamber of Commerce gets permission to fly business executives to China
Has China’s annual Beidaihe leaders’ retreat already happened in secret?

Leaders vanished after July meeting at which President Xi Jinping set out 2035 strategy, but Xi may have preferred to minimise policy discussion, observers say.

18 Aug 2020 - 10:17PM

Leaders vanished after July meeting at which President Xi Jinping set out 2035 strategy, but Xi may have preferred to minimise policy discussion, observers say.

Has China’s annual Beidaihe leaders’ retreat already happened in secret?
Xi Jinping targets ‘shocking’ food waste as China battles floods and pandemic supply problems

Chinese president says country must maintain sense of crisis about food security despite several years of bumper harvests.

11 Aug 2020 - 11:24PM

Chinese president says country must maintain sense of crisis about food security despite several years of bumper harvests.

Xi Jinping targets ‘shocking’ food waste as China battles floods and pandemic supply problems
Chinese academics divided on idea to turn Kashgar into a municipality under Beijing’s control

Report says city should be given status of a centrally administered municipality on par with Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing.

6 Aug 2020 - 7:32PM

Report says city should be given status of a centrally administered municipality on par with Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing.

Chinese academics divided on idea to turn Kashgar into a municipality under Beijing’s control
Chinese police arrest court official, three others for 1997 armed robbery that left woman dead

‘New technology’ provides breakthrough in cold case in which gang escaped with US$114,000 after fatally shooting an account executive and injuring two security guards.

30 Jul 2020 - 10:00PM

‘New technology’ provides breakthrough in cold case in which gang escaped with US$114,000 after fatally shooting an account executive and injuring two security guards.

Chinese police arrest court official, three others for 1997 armed robbery that left woman dead
Hong Kong third wave: ‘mainland Chinese health authorities have offered Covid-19 help, with city likely to accept’

Official agencies among the mainland health organisations willing to provide medical equipment, expertise and testing support, source says.

22 Jul 2020 - 11:56PM

Official agencies among the mainland health organisations willing to provide medical equipment, expertise and testing support, source says.

Hong Kong third wave: ‘mainland Chinese health authorities have offered Covid-19 help, with city likely to accept’
Shanghai appoints new mayor, who talks of turning crisis into opportunity

Gong Zheng, 60, was confirmed by the city’s legislature on Tuesday after a four-month delay following his transfer from Shandong. He faces the challenge of reviving the coronavirus-hit economy.

22 Jul 2020 - 7:00AM

Gong Zheng, 60, was confirmed by the city’s legislature on Tuesday after a four-month delay following his transfer from Shandong. He faces the challenge of reviving the coronavirus-hit economy.

Shanghai appoints new mayor, who talks of turning crisis into opportunity
Chinese rate government ‘more capable than ever before’, long-term Harvard study finds

Surveys of more than 31,000 people from 2003 to 2016 show a swell of support for the ruling Communist Party, but report authors say slowing economic growth could dent public opinion.

21 Jul 2020 - 7:00AM

Surveys of more than 31,000 people from 2003 to 2016 show a swell of support for the ruling Communist Party, but report authors say slowing economic growth could dent public opinion.

Chinese rate government ‘more capable than ever before’, long-term Harvard study finds
Chinese official leading security purge ‘may be on fast track to promotion’, analysts say

Chen Yixin is heading a campaign to ‘clean up the diseases and tumours’ in the country’s law enforcement agencies.

18 Jul 2020 - 4:38AM

Chen Yixin is heading a campaign to ‘clean up the diseases and tumours’ in the country’s law enforcement agencies.

Chinese official leading security purge ‘may be on fast track to promotion’, analysts say
China’s top law enforcement body unveils campaign to purge ‘corrupt elements’

It aims to ‘scrape the poison off the bones of political and legal systems’, says Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission chief.

10 Jul 2020 - 7:00AM

It aims to ‘scrape the poison off the bones of political and legal systems’, says Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission chief.

China’s top law enforcement body unveils campaign to purge ‘corrupt elements’