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 origin research hit by political agendas, China’s ‘Sars hero’ says

Respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan says project with US epidemiologist Ian Lipkin to find source of virus is at risk.

29 May 2020 - 10:49AM

Respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan says project with US epidemiologist Ian Lipkin to find source of virus is at risk.

Coronavirus origin research hit by political agendas, China’s ‘Sars hero’ says
China’s ‘bat woman’ at centre of coronavirus theories says her work helped identify new strain fast

Shi Zhengli tells state broadcaster that years of research meant cause of mystery pneumonia was quickly found after it emerged in Wuhan last year.

27 May 2020 - 11:19AM

Shi Zhengli tells state broadcaster that years of research meant cause of mystery pneumonia was quickly found after it emerged in Wuhan last year.

China’s ‘bat woman’ at centre of coronavirus theories says her work helped identify new strain fast
China plans to start using coronavirus vaccine by end of year even if trials have not been completed

Gao Fu, head of the country’s Centre for Disease Control, says use could be fast-tracked for selected groups and in emergencies.

23 May 2020 - 11:30PM

Gao Fu, head of the country’s Centre for Disease Control, says use could be fast-tracked for selected groups and in emergencies.

China plans to start using coronavirus vaccine by end of year even if trials have not been completed
China admits coronavirus exposed ‘weak links’ in health system as government promises to strengthen disease response

Premier Li Keqiang makes rare admission of failings as authorities look to strengthen monitoring and reporting system for infectious diseases.

23 May 2020 - 11:13PM

Premier Li Keqiang makes rare admission of failings as authorities look to strengthen monitoring and reporting system for infectious diseases.

China admits coronavirus exposed ‘weak links’ in health system as government promises to strengthen disease response
‘Strong immune response’: Chinese Covid-19 vaccine team reports promising results

Single dose of candidate medication yields antibodies in mice, researchers say.

21 May 2020 - 11:22PM

Single dose of candidate medication yields antibodies in mice, researchers say.

‘Strong immune response’: Chinese Covid-19 vaccine team reports promising results
Coronavirus: warnings of second wave of infections as China fights ‘long-term war’

As authorities battle to contain cluster in the northeast, experts say many people have ‘no background immunity’ and country is still facing big challenge.

19 May 2020 - 5:10AM

As authorities battle to contain cluster in the northeast, experts say many people have ‘no background immunity’ and country is still facing big challenge.

Coronavirus: warnings of second wave of infections as China fights ‘long-term war’
China confirms unauthorised labs were told to destroy early coronavirus samples

Responding to claims by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, national health authority says this was done for biosafety reasons and to ‘prevent secondary disasters caused by unidentified pathogens’.

16 May 2020 - 12:05AM

Responding to claims by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, national health authority says this was done for biosafety reasons and to ‘prevent secondary disasters caused by unidentified pathogens’.

China confirms unauthorised labs were told to destroy early coronavirus samples
Class and the coronavirus: as China’s wealthy cut back on life’s luxuries, the nation’s poorest are in a fight for survival

Migrant workers and the residents of rural areas are bearing the brunt of the employment crisis in China caused by Covid-19.

21 May 2020 - 12:03PM

Migrant workers and the residents of rural areas are bearing the brunt of the employment crisis in China caused by Covid-19.

Class and the coronavirus: as China’s wealthy cut back on life’s luxuries, the nation’s poorest are in a fight for survival
What will China’s Covid-19 new normal look like? Health chiefs paint a cautious picture

Authorities are easing the last of the country’s emergency restrictions but constant monitoring will be here for the longer term, they say.

14 May 2020 - 10:58PM

Authorities are easing the last of the country’s emergency restrictions but constant monitoring will be here for the longer term, they say.

What will China’s Covid-19 new normal look like? Health chiefs paint a cautious picture
China’s Jilin city goes into partial lockdown to contain coronavirus cluster

Train and long-distance bus services halted, schools closed and gatherings banned as vice-mayor warns of ‘major risk of further spread’.

13 May 2020 - 11:28PM

Train and long-distance bus services halted, schools closed and gatherings banned as vice-mayor warns of ‘major risk of further spread’.

China’s Jilin city goes into partial lockdown to contain coronavirus cluster
Wuhan orders fresh coronavirus tests for all residents as new cluster fans fears of second wave

Millions of people to be tested for Covid-19 in 10-day campaign.

15 May 2020 - 9:01PM

Millions of people to be tested for Covid-19 in 10-day campaign.

Wuhan orders fresh coronavirus tests for all residents as new cluster fans fears of second wave
Elderly Chinese woman rescued three days after being ‘buried alive by son’

Police in Shaanxi province dug up 79-year-old from grave in woods after receiving tip-off.

10 May 2020 - 4:46PM

Police in Shaanxi province dug up 79-year-old from grave in woods after receiving tip-off.

Elderly Chinese woman rescued three days after being ‘buried alive by son’
Chinese city raises coronavirus threat level after recording new local case

Shulan in the northeastern province of Jilin says it is investigating source of infection after police employee comes down with Covid-19.

9 May 2020 - 10:49PM

Shulan in the northeastern province of Jilin says it is investigating source of infection after police employee comes down with Covid-19.

Chinese city raises coronavirus threat level after recording new local case
China’s race for a Covid-19 vaccine hits a hurdle – no outbreak at home

Various Chinese pharma firms are working on a way to inoculate against the new coronavirus but are struggling to test the potential vaccines under real conditions as the epidemic wanes at home.

1 May 2020 - 6:27AM

Various Chinese pharma firms are working on a way to inoculate against the new coronavirus but are struggling to test the potential vaccines under real conditions as the epidemic wanes at home.

China’s race for a Covid-19 vaccine hits a hurdle – no outbreak at home
Wuhan lab coronavirus conspiracy theories shine spotlight on super-secure facilities

The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of a number of Covid-19 conspiracy theories, including one that the virus accidentally escaped.

28 Apr 2020 - 10:58AM

The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of a number of Covid-19 conspiracy theories, including one that the virus accidentally escaped.

Wuhan lab coronavirus conspiracy theories shine spotlight on super-secure facilities
Wuhan declared free of Covid-19 as last patients leave hospital after months-long struggle against coronavirus

City at centre of outbreak finally able to declare itself clear of disease after months in lockdown and thousands of deaths.

26 Apr 2020 - 11:38PM

City at centre of outbreak finally able to declare itself clear of disease after months in lockdown and thousands of deaths.

Wuhan declared free of Covid-19 as last patients leave hospital after months-long struggle against coronavirus
China could have Covid-19 vaccine ‘ready for public use early next year’

One of the vaccines in clinical trials could enter emergency use for groups such as health workers by September this year, official says.

25 Apr 2020 - 1:56AM

One of the vaccines in clinical trials could enter emergency use for groups such as health workers by September this year, official says.

China could have Covid-19 vaccine ‘ready for public use early next year’
Chinese city battles to contain coronavirus clusters in two hospitals

Officials in Harbin have been punished for their handling of the case, in which an 87-year-old patient is thought to have infected 36 others.

18 Apr 2020 - 11:17PM

Officials in Harbin have been punished for their handling of the case, in which an 87-year-old patient is thought to have infected 36 others.

Chinese city battles to contain coronavirus clusters in two hospitals
China cancels coronavirus clinical trials due to shortage of patients

Many studies halted ‘because no one expected that China would control the epidemic so quickly’, respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan says.

17 Apr 2020 - 11:23PM

Many studies halted ‘because no one expected that China would control the epidemic so quickly’, respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan says.

China cancels coronavirus clinical trials due to shortage of patients
Coronavirus: green light for human trials on two more Chinese vaccine hopefuls

Medical products watchdog gives approval for clinical tests for two experimental preparations, with more expected to follow.

14 Apr 2020 - 11:35PM

Medical products watchdog gives approval for clinical tests for two experimental preparations, with more expected to follow.

Coronavirus: green light for human trials on two more Chinese vaccine hopefuls
Coronavirus: China reinforces borders as it tries to fend off another wave of infections, especially from Russia

Medical crews sent to northern city to bolster health system overwhelmed with cases among people returning from Russia.

14 Apr 2020 - 12:25AM

Medical crews sent to northern city to bolster health system overwhelmed with cases among people returning from Russia.

Coronavirus: China reinforces borders as it tries to fend off another wave of infections, especially from Russia
How the Wuhan experience could help coronavirus battle in US and Europe

Protocols developed at the pandemic’s first hotspot could guide health care workers in the US and Europe as they struggle with the same issues.

22 Apr 2020 - 1:51PM

Protocols developed at the pandemic’s first hotspot could guide health care workers in the US and Europe as they struggle with the same issues.

How the Wuhan experience could help coronavirus battle in US and Europe
Volunteers needed for second phase of China coronavirus vaccine trial

Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics is recruiting 500 people for the second stage of the country’s main prospect for a preventive injection for Covid-19.

10 Apr 2020 - 10:53PM

Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics is recruiting 500 people for the second stage of the country’s main prospect for a preventive injection for Covid-19.

Volunteers needed for second phase of China coronavirus vaccine trial
Signs that coronavirus was spreading in Wuhan earlier than thought, study finds

Retrospective look at patient samples finds slow build of coronavirus.

9 Apr 2020 - 3:47PM

Retrospective look at patient samples finds slow build of coronavirus.

Signs that coronavirus was spreading in Wuhan earlier than thought, study finds
China-style makeshift hospitals could help coronavirus-hit countries, expert says

Advocate of the facilities in Wuhan suggests that home isolation of mild cases puts families at risk.

4 Apr 2020 - 12:05AM

Advocate of the facilities in Wuhan suggests that home isolation of mild cases puts families at risk.

China-style makeshift hospitals could help coronavirus-hit countries, expert says
China sends coronavirus mercy flight to bring 180 students home from London

Estimated 1.4 million Chinese students remain overseas and most are electing to stay put as pandemic rages around the world.

2 Apr 2020 - 9:22PM

Estimated 1.4 million Chinese students remain overseas and most are electing to stay put as pandemic rages around the world.

China sends coronavirus mercy flight to bring 180 students home from London
China’s Yunnan province bars citizens from leaving the country to stop coronavirus spread

Authorities in Yunnan limit land and river ports to cargo traffic, locking down border communities.

2 Apr 2020 - 6:14AM

Authorities in Yunnan limit land and river ports to cargo traffic, locking down border communities.

China’s Yunnan province bars citizens from leaving the country to stop coronavirus spread
Doctors on front line of China’s battle with coronavirus tell of race to respond to onset of new disease

One doctor in Wuhan describes the emotional toll of trying to care for Covid-19 patients and warns that the most serious cases are still struggling to make it.

1 Apr 2020 - 9:46AM

One doctor in Wuhan describes the emotional toll of trying to care for Covid-19 patients and warns that the most serious cases are still struggling to make it.

Doctors on front line of China’s battle with coronavirus tell of race to respond to onset of new disease
Life as a coronavirus patient in Wuhan during its darkest hour
Coronavirus: concern in Wuhan community over suspected asymptomatic case

Man who didn’t have fever or cough tested negative, then positive, then negative again, raising fears over possible carriers without symptoms who are not counted in official figures.

22 Mar 2020 - 8:23AM

Man who didn’t have fever or cough tested negative, then positive, then negative again, raising fears over possible carriers without symptoms who are not counted in official figures.

Coronavirus: concern in Wuhan community over suspected asymptomatic case