Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.
Zhuang Pinghui
Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.

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NBA games return to China screens but Houston Rockets not included

Live broadcasts resume after fans swarm to weekend games despite online calls for boycott but team at centre of Hong Kong tweet row remains off the schedule.

14 Oct 2019 - 11:37PM

Live broadcasts resume after fans swarm to weekend games despite online calls for boycott but team at centre of Hong Kong tweet row remains off the schedule.

NBA games return to China screens but Houston Rockets not included
Game over? Meet the Chinese NBA fans calling time out over Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet

‘In a country where people are very sensitive to politics, such remarks can’t just be ignored,’ says Beijinger as he turns his back on 30 years of devotion to American basketball.

14 Oct 2019 - 10:13AM

‘In a country where people are very sensitive to politics, such remarks can’t just be ignored,’ says Beijinger as he turns his back on 30 years of devotion to American basketball.

Game over? Meet the Chinese NBA fans calling time out over Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet
Chinese boy goes missing as mother plays mahjong

Police reunite youngster with his father – who gets lecture on child’s welfare.

10 Oct 2019 - 10:09PM

Police reunite youngster with his father – who gets lecture on child’s welfare.

Chinese boy goes missing as mother plays mahjong
China’s National Day celebrations end with fireworks, singing and dancing

Filmmaker Zhang Yimou oversees gala show in Beijing, with more than 60,000 people from all walks of life taking centre stage.

2 Oct 2019 - 3:41AM

Filmmaker Zhang Yimou oversees gala show in Beijing, with more than 60,000 people from all walks of life taking centre stage.

China’s National Day celebrations end with fireworks, singing and dancing
Patriotic films take in US$76.6 million in China ahead of 70th anniversary celebrations

Three films that opened on Monday morning across mainland take in US$76.6 million by midday, led by Palme d’Or winner Chen Kaige’s directors’ ensemble My People, My Country, which has movie-goers in tears.

3 Oct 2019 - 10:59AM

Three films that opened on Monday morning across mainland take in US$76.6 million by midday, led by Palme d’Or winner Chen Kaige’s directors’ ensemble My People, My Country, which has movie-goers in tears.

Patriotic films take in US$76.6 million in China ahead of 70th anniversary celebrations
Red paint thrown over singer Denise Ho at march in Taipei in support of Hong Kong protests

She was speaking to the media at the time, and told reporters afterwards that activists ‘are facing this kind of threat to their safety on a daily basis’.

30 Sep 2019 - 7:03AM

She was speaking to the media at the time, and told reporters afterwards that activists ‘are facing this kind of threat to their safety on a daily basis’.

Red paint thrown over singer Denise Ho at march in Taipei in support of Hong Kong protests
End of an era in civil aviation as China’s first airport closes

China United Airlines, Nanyuan airport’s main carrier, transfers the last of its flights to Daxing.

28 Sep 2019 - 11:12PM

China United Airlines, Nanyuan airport’s main carrier, transfers the last of its flights to Daxing.

End of an era in civil aviation as China’s first airport closes
Sichuan earthquake survivor joins ranks of airborne soldiers at China’s 70th anniversary parade

Cheng Qiang was just 12 when a magnitude 8 tremor destroyed his village, but he never forgot the heroism of the soldiers sent to help and swore one day to join their ranks.

27 Sep 2019 - 12:17PM

Cheng Qiang was just 12 when a magnitude 8 tremor destroyed his village, but he never forgot the heroism of the soldiers sent to help and swore one day to join their ranks.

Sichuan earthquake survivor joins ranks of airborne soldiers at China’s 70th anniversary parade
China’s top guns pilot first flights from Beijing Daxing airport

Airlines give opening day honours to their brightest and best pilots and crew, while passengers are treated to commemorative pin badges, stuffed toys and postcards.

26 Sep 2019 - 7:20AM

Airlines give opening day honours to their brightest and best pilots and crew, while passengers are treated to commemorative pin badges, stuffed toys and postcards.

China’s top guns pilot first flights from Beijing Daxing airport
Beijing Daxing airport – world’s largest terminal – takes flight

Visually spectacular and with the latest technology, the Chinese capital’s second international airport is open for business.

26 Sep 2019 - 4:51PM

Visually spectacular and with the latest technology, the Chinese capital’s second international airport is open for business.

Beijing Daxing airport – world’s largest terminal – takes flight
Chinese woman opens plane’s emergency exit for some fresh air, delaying flight

Passengers are delayed an hour and woman is taken away after she opens door before take-off despite being told not to by cabin crew.

25 Sep 2019 - 5:00PM

Passengers are delayed an hour and woman is taken away after she opens door before take-off despite being told not to by cabin crew.

Chinese woman opens plane’s emergency exit for some fresh air, delaying flight
China, Russia, Iran ‘plan joint naval drill in international waters’

Iranian news outlet quotes military official as saying exercise will be held soon, but Chinese media silent on reported manoeuvres.

21 Sep 2019 - 11:41PM

Iranian news outlet quotes military official as saying exercise will be held soon, but Chinese media silent on reported manoeuvres.

China, Russia, Iran ‘plan joint naval drill in international waters’
4 Chinese tourists killed as tour bus overturns in Utah

Vehicle carrying 30 Chinese visitors was en route to Bryce Canyon National Park when it swerved and flipped over onto crash barrier.

21 Sep 2019 - 11:41PM

Vehicle carrying 30 Chinese visitors was en route to Bryce Canyon National Park when it swerved and flipped over onto crash barrier.

4 Chinese tourists killed as tour bus overturns in Utah
Chinese boy, 11, gives father life-saving bone marrow after gaining 18kg to be a donor

Lu Zikuan’s dad needed the transplant to treat a type of blood cancer, and his eldest son turned out to be a match – but he didn’t weigh enough to be a donor.

23 Sep 2019 - 10:10AM

Lu Zikuan’s dad needed the transplant to treat a type of blood cancer, and his eldest son turned out to be a match – but he didn’t weigh enough to be a donor.

Chinese boy, 11, gives father life-saving bone marrow after gaining 18kg to be a donor
Chinese tourist sorry for scuba tank ‘pranks’ on diving trip in Philippines

Shanghai man apologises for closing the valves on two divers’ oxygen tanks in separate incidents off Puerto Galera, Mindoro last week.

18 Sep 2019 - 3:36AM

Shanghai man apologises for closing the valves on two divers’ oxygen tanks in separate incidents off Puerto Galera, Mindoro last week.

Chinese tourist sorry for scuba tank ‘pranks’ on diving trip in Philippines
Chinese police do U-turn on traffic crash after online crowd doubt official account

Authorities appeal for witnesses to incident in which a motorcyclist and his passenger were injured fleeing a random breath test.

16 Sep 2019 - 7:55PM

Authorities appeal for witnesses to incident in which a motorcyclist and his passenger were injured fleeing a random breath test.

Chinese police do U-turn on traffic crash after online crowd doubt official account
Sea goddess Mazu lets train take the strain on tour of eastern China

Deity has all the necessary travel documents for seven-day journey bringing blessings to coastal communities.

11 Sep 2019 - 10:16AM

Deity has all the necessary travel documents for seven-day journey bringing blessings to coastal communities.

Sea goddess Mazu lets train take the strain on tour of eastern China
Cambridge and Peking universities in talks about partnership plan for ‘role model’ Shenzhen

PKU and Cambridge Judge Business School plan programme in Qianhai special economic zone as southern city sets sights on building academic presence.

8 Sep 2019 - 12:53AM

PKU and Cambridge Judge Business School plan programme in Qianhai special economic zone as southern city sets sights on building academic presence.

Cambridge and Peking universities in talks about partnership plan for ‘role model’ Shenzhen
Chinese importer says entire stock of Taipan mooncakes will be destroyed after backlash against Hong Kong baker

Manager of trading company says ‘huge amount’ of Taipan Bread and Cakes brand pastries were returned after mainland media storm over bakery director’s pro-protest Facebook posts.

5 Sep 2019 - 10:08PM

Manager of trading company says ‘huge amount’ of Taipan Bread and Cakes brand pastries were returned after mainland media storm over bakery director’s pro-protest Facebook posts.

Chinese importer says entire stock of Taipan mooncakes will be destroyed after backlash against Hong Kong baker
Chinese film star Fan Bingbing awarded US$22,500 over online slurs

Actress, who was ordered to pay US$129 million after tax evasion investigation last year, wins case against social media user who accused her of engaging in ‘improper sexual relationships.

4 Sep 2019 - 4:45PM

Actress, who was ordered to pay US$129 million after tax evasion investigation last year, wins case against social media user who accused her of engaging in ‘improper sexual relationships.

Chinese film star Fan Bingbing awarded US$22,500 over online slurs
US fentanyl seizures show China is not the main supplier, Beijing drugs official says

China has made efforts to curb flow of the opioid to the US, vice-commissioner of anti-drugs body Liu Yuejin says, adding that the issue is ‘totally irrelevant’ to trade talks between the two countries.

4 Sep 2019 - 12:36AM

China has made efforts to curb flow of the opioid to the US, vice-commissioner of anti-drugs body Liu Yuejin says, adding that the issue is ‘totally irrelevant’ to trade talks between the two countries.

US fentanyl seizures show China is not the main supplier, Beijing drugs official says
Taipan mooncakes pulled from shelves in mainland China after founder’s son denounced for supporting Hong Kong protests

Company’s signature mooncakes taken off sale after state media denounces Garic Kwok over Facebook posts that ‘ridiculed the government and police’.

2 Sep 2019 - 9:56PM

Company’s signature mooncakes taken off sale after state media denounces Garic Kwok over Facebook posts that ‘ridiculed the government and police’.

Taipan mooncakes pulled from shelves in mainland China after founder’s son denounced for supporting Hong Kong protests
Movenpick hotel apologises for putting Hong Kong singer Karen Mok’s dirty sheets up for sale

Five-star establishment in central China falls foul of authorities after running auction for bedlinen, towels used by ‘goddess’ that still had her ‘lingering warmth and smell’.

30 Aug 2019 - 10:15PM

Five-star establishment in central China falls foul of authorities after running auction for bedlinen, towels used by ‘goddess’ that still had her ‘lingering warmth and smell’.

Movenpick hotel apologises for putting Hong Kong singer Karen Mok’s dirty sheets up for sale
Fatal leap for China base jumper as parachute fails

Less than a week after landmark building opens two thrill-seekers jump from its roof, but only one walks away.

29 Aug 2019 - 11:12PM

Less than a week after landmark building opens two thrill-seekers jump from its roof, but only one walks away.

Fatal leap for China base jumper as parachute fails
Four-year-old boy among five dead after tunnel truck fire in eastern China

Investigators in Zhejiang say fire from tyres spread to truck’s load of leather goods; authorities say three children were airlifted from hospital in Linhai to Hangzhou for specialist medical treatment.

28 Aug 2019 - 5:10PM

Investigators in Zhejiang say fire from tyres spread to truck’s load of leather goods; authorities say three children were airlifted from hospital in Linhai to Hangzhou for specialist medical treatment.

Four-year-old boy among five dead after tunnel truck fire in eastern China
Chinese woman’s Rolls-Royce parking row uncovers string of crimes

Luxury car owner who blocked hospital emergency access in criminal detention for identity papers scam.

28 Aug 2019 - 4:07PM

Luxury car owner who blocked hospital emergency access in criminal detention for identity papers scam.

Chinese woman’s Rolls-Royce parking row uncovers string of crimes
Mystery power leak at Chinese water park kills boy, 11, injures woman and two children

Two executives in police custody while cause of incident is investigated.

27 Aug 2019 - 3:45PM

Two executives in police custody while cause of incident is investigated.

Mystery power leak at Chinese water park kills boy, 11, injures woman and two children
Detained Chinese internet celebrity ‘suspected of abducting minors and forcing them into prostitution’

Gao Fei, 28, who has more than 4 million followers on video-sharing websites, had been wanted by police since March.

26 Aug 2019 - 10:51PM

Gao Fei, 28, who has more than 4 million followers on video-sharing websites, had been wanted by police since March.

Detained Chinese internet celebrity ‘suspected of abducting minors and forcing them into prostitution’
Rolls-Royce driver apologises for blocking Beijing hospital’s emergency entrance in parking row

Motorist issues tearful apology for losing her temper and refusing to move when she was told to queue at another entrance.

15 Aug 2019 - 7:29PM

Motorist issues tearful apology for losing her temper and refusing to move when she was told to queue at another entrance.

Rolls-Royce driver apologises for blocking Beijing hospital’s emergency entrance in parking row
Chinese hospital staff accused of illegal organ harvesting

Doctor among six people charged over the removal of a woman’s organs at a hospital in Nanjing.

14 Aug 2019 - 10:20PM

Doctor among six people charged over the removal of a woman’s organs at a hospital in Nanjing.

Chinese hospital staff accused of illegal organ harvesting