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.

Latest from Zhuang Pinghui

Chinese nature reserve releases world’s first image of an albino giant panda in the wild

All-white beast spotted wandering through the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province.

25 May 2019 - 10:54PM

All-white beast spotted wandering through the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province.

Chinese nature reserve releases world’s first image of an albino giant panda in the wild
Fox vs CGTN: Chinese and US TV hosts to go head to head on trade in prime time

CGTN’s Liu Xin and Fox Business’s Trish Regan will debate in person after trading accusations.

25 May 2019 - 11:32PM

CGTN’s Liu Xin and Fox Business’s Trish Regan will debate in person after trading accusations.

Fox vs CGTN: Chinese and US TV hosts to go head to head on trade in prime time
Chinese government worker detained for attack that left doctor needing hospital treatment

Paediatrician needed hospital treatment after being assaulted by man at hospital in Zhejiang province.

23 May 2019 - 7:26PM

Paediatrician needed hospital treatment after being assaulted by man at hospital in Zhejiang province.

Chinese government worker detained for attack that left doctor needing hospital treatment
Domestic violence in the spotlight in attack caught on camera in China

Footage ignites calls for attacker to be locked up as video goes viral.

22 May 2019 - 10:38PM

Footage ignites calls for attacker to be locked up as video goes viral.

Domestic violence in the spotlight in attack caught on camera in China
Three detained by Chinese police over alleged baby abduction in Henan province

Plot unravels after pressure gets too much for person who took four-month-old boy and Henan police say surveillance footage shows no abduction happened in park.

21 May 2019 - 11:00PM

Plot unravels after pressure gets too much for person who took four-month-old boy and Henan police say surveillance footage shows no abduction happened in park.

Three detained by Chinese police over alleged baby abduction in Henan province
Four killed as strong winds batter Beijing

Victims killed by falling tree and wall after heavy gusts hit the Chinese capital, causing serious disruption at city’s main airport.

20 May 2019 - 9:32PM

Victims killed by falling tree and wall after heavy gusts hit the Chinese capital, causing serious disruption at city’s main airport.

Four killed as strong winds batter Beijing
Chinese businessman-turned-Taoist leader confirms he is father of the student who was kidnapped in Canada

Lu Wenrong tells religious affairs bureau his son’s claims of wealth on social media are nothing to do with Chinese Taoist Association.

17 May 2019 - 11:12PM

Lu Wenrong tells religious affairs bureau his son’s claims of wealth on social media are nothing to do with Chinese Taoist Association.

Chinese businessman-turned-Taoist leader confirms he is father of the student who was kidnapped in Canada
Chinese ‘gangster’ video that caused Cambodia’s police chief to intervene ‘was a prank’

Apparent threat in online clip to take control of Sihanoukville alarmed local authorities, but the so-called gang were tourists who made video for fun, Chinese newspaper reports.

16 May 2019 - 10:57PM

Apparent threat in online clip to take control of Sihanoukville alarmed local authorities, but the so-called gang were tourists who made video for fun, Chinese newspaper reports.

Chinese ‘gangster’ video that caused Cambodia’s police chief to intervene ‘was a prank’
Cambodian internet star who charmed tourists in a dozen languages arrives in China to chase university dream

Thuch Salik’s new classmates make song and dance about his arrival in Zhejiang to enrol in private middle school and take his first steps towards a university place.

17 May 2019 - 12:44PM

Thuch Salik’s new classmates make song and dance about his arrival in Zhejiang to enrol in private middle school and take his first steps towards a university place.

Cambodian internet star who charmed tourists in a dozen languages arrives in China to chase university dream
Bound and gagged Chinese women makes dramatic escape from kidnapper

Victim was able to get out of car when kidnapper stopped at an ATM in Sichuan province

15 May 2019 - 9:37PM

Victim was able to get out of car when kidnapper stopped at an ATM in Sichuan province

Bound and gagged Chinese women makes dramatic escape from kidnapper
Chinese comic’s earthquake jokes cause offence on disaster anniversary

Comedy routine filmed last year condemned on social media for making fun of tragedy after video clips go viral.

13 May 2019 - 10:45PM

Comedy routine filmed last year condemned on social media for making fun of tragedy after video clips go viral.

Chinese comic’s earthquake jokes cause offence on disaster anniversary
Chinese truck driver collapses steel bridge and dumps 100-tonne load of concrete pipes into river

Driver who used map app to find construction site sent to crossing for light traffic – residents of nearby village say was used by pedestrians and cars only.

10 May 2019 - 4:42PM

Driver who used map app to find construction site sent to crossing for light traffic – residents of nearby village say was used by pedestrians and cars only.

Chinese truck driver collapses steel bridge and dumps 100-tonne load of concrete pipes into river
Mainland Chinese cinema audience eager for big screen debut of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away

Academy Award winning animation is second of Japanese director’s hits to arrive, while thousands of Chinese fans join internet frenzy to welcome the film and ask for more.

10 May 2019 - 10:19PM

Academy Award winning animation is second of Japanese director’s hits to arrive, while thousands of Chinese fans join internet frenzy to welcome the film and ask for more.

Mainland Chinese cinema audience eager for big screen debut of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away
Chinese spa customer calls police after her massage is live-streamed to half-naked man

Executive of Wuhan spa blames intern for breaking company privacy rule, while customer asks for improvement on US$2,900 compensation offer.

9 May 2019 - 4:05PM

Executive of Wuhan spa blames intern for breaking company privacy rule, while customer asks for improvement on US$2,900 compensation offer.

Chinese spa customer calls police after her massage is live-streamed to half-naked man
Chinese Porsche driver loses licence after listening to fortune-teller

The proud owner of new sports car collared by police for out-of-date plate is off the road until the ‘auspicious day’ he resits and passes traffic test.

8 May 2019 - 2:32PM

The proud owner of new sports car collared by police for out-of-date plate is off the road until the ‘auspicious day’ he resits and passes traffic test.

Chinese Porsche driver loses licence after listening to fortune-teller
Chinese woman’s detective work foils Airbnb ‘Superhost’ who installed hidden camera in bedroom

Police detain man and Airbnb issues refund and apology after the woman dismantles a router to find camera and memory card he had installed to film his guests.

8 May 2019 - 5:44AM

Police detain man and Airbnb issues refund and apology after the woman dismantles a router to find camera and memory card he had installed to film his guests.

Chinese woman’s detective work foils Airbnb ‘Superhost’ who installed hidden camera in bedroom
Five Chinese university students killed in dormitory fire sparked by electric scooters

Firefighters say 73 people were trapped when blaze broke out at foot of stairwell where scooters were parked, while witness says ground floor security door hindered residents as they tried to escape.

6 May 2019 - 3:00PM

Firefighters say 73 people were trapped when blaze broke out at foot of stairwell where scooters were parked, while witness says ground floor security door hindered residents as they tried to escape.

Five Chinese university students killed in dormitory fire sparked by electric scooters
Avengers: Endgame takes a cool US$178 million at Chinese box office over Labour Day holiday

Final instalment in Marvel Studios’ saga is now China’s third-highest grossing film of all time, accounting for 80 per cent of all ticket sales over extended break.

6 May 2019 - 3:13AM

Final instalment in Marvel Studios’ saga is now China’s third-highest grossing film of all time, accounting for 80 per cent of all ticket sales over extended break.

Avengers: Endgame takes a cool US$178 million at Chinese box office over Labour Day holiday
China’s rail operator apologises for holiday travel chaos but says it will seek to punish unruly passengers

China Railway Corporation says it regrets upset caused to travellers as a result of some ‘unpleasant situations’.

5 May 2019 - 7:49PM

China Railway Corporation says it regrets upset caused to travellers as a result of some ‘unpleasant situations’.

China’s rail operator apologises for holiday travel chaos but says it will seek to punish unruly passengers
Meet the man on a mission to save the Yangtze River from overfishing

With imagination, dedication and money a Chinese businessman is working to restore the waterway of his childhood.

2 May 2019 - 9:12PM

With imagination, dedication and money a Chinese businessman is working to restore the waterway of his childhood.

Meet the man on a mission to save the Yangtze River from overfishing
Gone in 30 seconds: vandals smash and grab treasured ‘Lovebird’ stalactite in Chinese cave

Two men detained and a third wanted over destruction of formation at scenic spot that took millions of years to take shape.

30 Apr 2019 - 11:07PM

Two men detained and a third wanted over destruction of formation at scenic spot that took millions of years to take shape.

Gone in 30 seconds: vandals smash and grab treasured ‘Lovebird’ stalactite in Chinese cave
Private hospital in China closed down after dozens of patients given fake HPV vaccines

Police investigation finds nearly 40 people received the shots since January last year – before the drug was approved by the Chinese regulator.

28 Apr 2019 - 10:43PM

Police investigation finds nearly 40 people received the shots since January last year – before the drug was approved by the Chinese regulator.

Private hospital in China closed down after dozens of patients given fake HPV vaccines
Chinese student wanted for killing mother captured after three years on the run

Former Peking University student Wu Xieyu detained at airport in Chongqing three years after body was found wrapped in plastic sheeting at their home.

26 Apr 2019 - 9:54PM

Former Peking University student Wu Xieyu detained at airport in Chongqing three years after body was found wrapped in plastic sheeting at their home.

Chinese student wanted for killing mother captured after three years on the run
Eight people detained after lift crash at north China building site leaves 11 dead, two seriously hurt

Accident happened about 7.20am at residential development in Hengshui, Hebei province, authorities say.

25 Apr 2019 - 11:03PM

Accident happened about 7.20am at residential development in Hengshui, Hebei province, authorities say.

Eight people detained after lift crash at north China building site leaves 11 dead, two seriously hurt
Chinese media call for crackdown on motorists using mobile phones after latest fatal crash

Stiff penalties like those given to drink-drivers needed to make people wake up to the risks, newspaper says.

25 Apr 2019 - 11:02PM

Stiff penalties like those given to drink-drivers needed to make people wake up to the risks, newspaper says.

Chinese media call for crackdown on motorists using mobile phones after latest fatal crash
Four more Chinese feared dead in Sri Lanka bombing as search for missing goes on

Four feared dead in attack on hotel believed to be oceanography students, while ambassador in Colombo says embassy ‘will not give up’ search for fifth missing person.

25 Apr 2019 - 11:48AM

Four feared dead in attack on hotel believed to be oceanography students, while ambassador in Colombo says embassy ‘will not give up’ search for fifth missing person.

Four more Chinese feared dead in Sri Lanka bombing as search for missing goes on
Avengers: Endgame draws 3 million Chinese fans for Marvel-ous midnight show

Superhero blockbuster breaks box office records across the country, taking US$115 million in presales alone.

25 Apr 2019 - 10:31AM

Superhero blockbuster breaks box office records across the country, taking US$115 million in presales alone.

Avengers: Endgame draws 3 million Chinese fans for Marvel-ous midnight show
China issues Sri Lanka travel alert after deadly Easter blasts

Chinese embassy warns visitors that it will not be able to help if they insist on going to the South Asian country.

23 Apr 2019 - 2:53PM

Chinese embassy warns visitors that it will not be able to help if they insist on going to the South Asian country.

China issues Sri Lanka travel alert after deadly Easter blasts
Five Chinese still missing after Sri Lanka bombings as tourists return home

Embassy officials have contacted family of a Chinese national who was killed in the blasts on Easter Sunday, and visited five who were injured.

23 Apr 2019 - 2:19PM

Embassy officials have contacted family of a Chinese national who was killed in the blasts on Easter Sunday, and visited five who were injured.

Five Chinese still missing after Sri Lanka bombings as tourists return home
Unlucky coin toss lands another Chinese airline passenger in trouble

Airline appeals to travellers not to be superstitious after first-time flier seeks blessings for a safe trip.

22 Apr 2019 - 1:55PM

Airline appeals to travellers not to be superstitious after first-time flier seeks blessings for a safe trip.

Unlucky coin toss lands another Chinese airline passenger in trouble