Zhuang Pinghui

Beijing

Zhuang Pinghui

Beijing Correspondent, China

 

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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Coronavirus: frozen food firms as culprit in two outbreaks in China, sparking warning over cold imports

Even though the risk is low, researchers say Covid-19 prevention measures should include strict scrutiny of imported frozen goods.

28 Oct 2020 - 5:02PM

Even though the risk is low, researchers say Covid-19 prevention measures should include strict scrutiny of imported frozen goods.

Coronavirus: frozen food firms as culprit in two outbreaks in China, sparking warning over cold imports
Coronavirus: flights to Chinese city suspended and residents told to make themselves available for mass testing

Kashgar in Xinjiang orders residents to stay in their own neighbourhoods while citywide tests are carried out.

24 Oct 2020 - 10:51PM

Kashgar in Xinjiang orders residents to stay in their own neighbourhoods while citywide tests are carried out.

Coronavirus: flights to Chinese city suspended and residents told to make themselves available for mass testing
Coronavirus: mass tests are unnecessary, says China’s chief epidemiologist

A number of Chinese cities have carried out mass tests, but Wu Zunyou from the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says localised tests are enough.

25 Oct 2020 - 11:58AM

A number of Chinese cities have carried out mass tests, but Wu Zunyou from the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says localised tests are enough.

Coronavirus: mass tests are unnecessary, says China’s chief epidemiologist
Coronavirus: US approves use of remdesivir for treating Covid-19 despite WHO doubts

Drug, sold under the brand name Veklury, approved for hospital use in adults and children aged 12 and above.

23 Oct 2020 - 8:06PM

Drug, sold under the brand name Veklury, approved for hospital use in adults and children aged 12 and above.

Coronavirus: US approves use of remdesivir for treating Covid-19 despite WHO doubts
How joining vaccine initiative Covax could be shot in the arm for China

Adding its weight to the WHO-led alliance could safeguard China’s own access to vaccines and aid acceptance of those produced in China after past scandals.

16 Oct 2020 - 8:23PM

Adding its weight to the WHO-led alliance could safeguard China’s own access to vaccines and aid acceptance of those produced in China after past scandals.

How joining vaccine initiative Covax could be shot in the arm for China
Chinese drug maker offers experimental Covid-19 vaccines to students heading overseas

State-owned China National Biotec Group says it will provide its two vaccine candidates for free to those who register online, even though they are still going through clinical trials.

13 Oct 2020 - 10:36PM

State-owned China National Biotec Group says it will provide its two vaccine candidates for free to those who register online, even though they are still going through clinical trials.

Chinese drug maker offers experimental Covid-19 vaccines to students heading overseas
China’s public health insurance agency says it can’t afford to provide Covid-19 vaccine for free

But a free immunisation programme could still be covered by government funds, according to expert.

13 Oct 2020 - 9:00AM

But a free immunisation programme could still be covered by government funds, according to expert.

China’s public health insurance agency says it can’t afford to provide Covid-19 vaccine for free
Coronavirus: hospital cluster prompts Chinese city to test all residents

Qingdao authorities say testing programme under way and should be completed within five days.

12 Oct 2020 - 10:47PM

Qingdao authorities say testing programme under way and should be completed within five days.

Coronavirus: hospital cluster prompts Chinese city to test all residents
Chinese state broadcaster says it allowed NBA to return to airwaves a year after Hong Kong row after receiving ‘good will messages’ and Covid-19 support

The clash between Miami Heat and the LA Lakers was the first game shown by CCTV for over a year after a team boss expressed support for the Hong Kong protests.

10 Oct 2020 - 10:47PM

The clash between Miami Heat and the LA Lakers was the first game shown by CCTV for over a year after a team boss expressed support for the Hong Kong protests.

Chinese state broadcaster says it allowed NBA to return to airwaves a year after Hong Kong row after receiving ‘good will messages’ and Covid-19 support
Chinese execs took firm’s Covid-19 vaccine pre-trials ‘to lead by example’

‘My arm went blue from drawing blood dozens of times,’ China National Biotec Group vice-president says after execs took jabs before human trials were approved.

9 Oct 2020 - 12:35PM

‘My arm went blue from drawing blood dozens of times,’ China National Biotec Group vice-president says after execs took jabs before human trials were approved.

Chinese execs took firm’s Covid-19 vaccine pre-trials ‘to lead by example’
The personal price of China’s war on poverty: long days, late nights and years away from home

Millions of cadres from government and state enterprises have been sent to impoverished areas to help raise incomes over the last few years.

5 Oct 2020 - 5:34PM

Millions of cadres from government and state enterprises have been sent to impoverished areas to help raise incomes over the last few years.

The personal price of China’s war on poverty: long days, late nights and years away from home
Chinese firm finds hostility and smears add hurdles to Covid-19 vaccine race

Executive from China National Biotec Group, one of the companies aiming to develop the first approved vaccine, blames ‘hostile relations and US smearing’.

5 Oct 2020 - 10:55PM

Executive from China National Biotec Group, one of the companies aiming to develop the first approved vaccine, blames ‘hostile relations and US smearing’.

Chinese firm finds hostility and smears add hurdles to Covid-19 vaccine race
China’s push to educate people out of poverty starts with free school

Poverty alleviation in Liangshan hinges largely on schooling measures and the belief education is key to stopping poverty passing to the next generation.

5 Oct 2020 - 5:38PM

Poverty alleviation in Liangshan hinges largely on schooling measures and the belief education is key to stopping poverty passing to the next generation.

China’s push to educate people out of poverty starts with free school
China is on the verge of an end to absolute poverty. Now for the really hard part

Despite the expense and resources spent on improving the lives of poor rural Chinese, there is more to be done to help them adjust and keep them in work.

2 Oct 2020 - 9:04PM

Despite the expense and resources spent on improving the lives of poor rural Chinese, there is more to be done to help them adjust and keep them in work.

China is on the verge of an end to absolute poverty. Now for the really hard part
China’s anti-corruption watchdog promises to target overseas funds days after singer Wanting Qu pleads for justice for mother

Commission for Discipline Inspection says it will go after money sent overseas days after Canada-based singer says she still hopes for justice.

28 Sep 2020 - 2:41AM

Commission for Discipline Inspection says it will go after money sent overseas days after Canada-based singer says she still hopes for justice.

China’s anti-corruption watchdog promises to target overseas funds days after singer Wanting Qu pleads for justice for mother
Coronavirus: WHO backed China’s emergency use of experimental vaccines, health official says

Zheng Zhongwei from the National Health Commission says WHO standards were used as a guide to administer shots despite ongoing phase 3 trials.

25 Sep 2020 - 10:54PM

Zheng Zhongwei from the National Health Commission says WHO standards were used as a guide to administer shots despite ongoing phase 3 trials.

Coronavirus: WHO backed China’s emergency use of experimental vaccines, health official says
Coronavirus: Chinese drug firm aims to roll out US$88 vaccine this year

China National Biotec Group is applying for conditional regulatory approval to start universal vaccination programme.

22 Sep 2020 - 12:32PM

China National Biotec Group is applying for conditional regulatory approval to start universal vaccination programme.

Coronavirus: Chinese drug firm aims to roll out US$88 vaccine this year
Eli Lilly says antibody drug ‘may reduce hospitalisations’ for Covid-19

Interim trial data suggests the experimental treatment has ‘a direct antiviral effect’ on patients with mild and moderate symptoms, according to company.

17 Sep 2020 - 10:53PM

Interim trial data suggests the experimental treatment has ‘a direct antiviral effect’ on patients with mild and moderate symptoms, according to company.

Eli Lilly says antibody drug ‘may reduce hospitalisations’ for Covid-19
Coronavirus: Chinese border city searches for illegal immigrants

Two Myanmese in Ruili test positive, prompting authorities to crack down on illegal entrants and put restrictions on the jade trade.

15 Sep 2020 - 10:24AM

Two Myanmese in Ruili test positive, prompting authorities to crack down on illegal entrants and put restrictions on the jade trade.

Coronavirus: Chinese border city searches for illegal immigrants
Hundreds of thousands have been given Covid-19 vaccines without a single infection, Chinese drug firm says

An official from China National Biotec Group says the evidence from an emergency use scheme suggests the products are working.

8 Sep 2020 - 4:03PM

An official from China National Biotec Group says the evidence from an emergency use scheme suggests the products are working.

Hundreds of thousands have been given Covid-19 vaccines without a single infection, Chinese drug firm says
US-China relations: Chinese military mounts another show of force in Bohai and Yellow seas

Exercises are the latest in a string of manoeuvres Beijing has made public this month.

29 Aug 2020 - 11:17PM

Exercises are the latest in a string of manoeuvres Beijing has made public this month.

US-China relations: Chinese military mounts another show of force in Bohai and Yellow seas
Chinese company sorry for South Korea performance that ‘hurt national honour’

Entertainment firm Yue Hua says it has been punished by authorities in China over the performance, without giving further details.

27 Aug 2020 - 11:32PM

Entertainment firm Yue Hua says it has been punished by authorities in China over the performance, without giving further details.

Chinese company sorry for South Korea performance that ‘hurt national honour’
As world grapples with coronavirus pandemic, tuberculosis is having a resurgence

Public health experts warn the deadly infectious disease is silently spreading and claiming more lives, as medical resources are diverted to fight Covid-19.

25 Aug 2020 - 11:32PM

Public health experts warn the deadly infectious disease is silently spreading and claiming more lives, as medical resources are diverted to fight Covid-19.

As world grapples with coronavirus pandemic, tuberculosis is having a resurgence
Coronavirus: Peru and Morocco to start phase 3 trials of two Chinese vaccine hopefuls

Two candidates developed by state-owned China National Biotec Group are already being tested in Abu Dhabi, and will also be trialled in Bahrain.

21 Aug 2020 - 10:40PM

Two candidates developed by state-owned China National Biotec Group are already being tested in Abu Dhabi, and will also be trialled in Bahrain.

Coronavirus: Peru and Morocco to start phase 3 trials of two Chinese vaccine hopefuls
US-China relations: nations failing as global leaders, academics say

The collapse of cooperation between Washington and Beijing is ‘very sad and a disappointment’, vice-president of Centre for China and Globalisation says during webinar.

19 Aug 2020 - 9:30PM

The collapse of cooperation between Washington and Beijing is ‘very sad and a disappointment’, vice-president of Centre for China and Globalisation says during webinar.

US-China relations: nations failing as global leaders, academics say
Coronavirus: developing a vaccine is one problem to solve, getting people to use it is another

Medical experts say rapid vaccine development is causing public anxiety but wide-scale immunisation may be the only route back to a safely reopened society.

19 Aug 2020 - 9:33AM

Medical experts say rapid vaccine development is causing public anxiety but wide-scale immunisation may be the only route back to a safely reopened society.

Coronavirus: developing a vaccine is one problem to solve, getting people to use it is another
Coronavirus: blood plasma of recovered Covid-19 patients could save the very ill, finds US study

Mayo Clinic research finds that treating patients with blood plasma containing a high level of antibodies could reduce mortality rate.

15 Aug 2020 - 7:39AM

Mayo Clinic research finds that treating patients with blood plasma containing a high level of antibodies could reduce mortality rate.

Coronavirus: blood plasma of recovered Covid-19 patients could save the very ill, finds US study
Positive long-term vital signs for China’s global health care players: report

Chinese manufacturers have indispensable role in the international market, despite tougher overseas scrutiny, SCMP Research report concludes.

13 Aug 2020 - 11:10PM

Chinese manufacturers have indispensable role in the international market, despite tougher overseas scrutiny, SCMP Research report concludes.

Positive long-term vital signs for China’s global health care players: report
WHO will start its investigation into coronavirus origins in Wuhan but says case zero may be elsewhere

Wuhan Institute of Virology director dismisses conspiracy theory, saying virus sequence collected from Yunnan cave was decades away in evolution from Sars-CoV-2.

11 Aug 2020 - 10:58PM

Wuhan Institute of Virology director dismisses conspiracy theory, saying virus sequence collected from Yunnan cave was decades away in evolution from Sars-CoV-2.

WHO will start its investigation into coronavirus origins in Wuhan but says case zero may be elsewhere
Explainer | How do vaccines and immune systems work, and why could a coronavirus vaccine fail?

Six vaccine candidates have reached phase 3 human trials, but some may fall at this final hurdle and their success also comes down to what we expect from them.

11 Aug 2020 - 11:00AM

Six vaccine candidates have reached phase 3 human trials, but some may fall at this final hurdle and their success also comes down to what we expect from them.

How do vaccines and immune systems work, and why could a coronavirus vaccine fail?