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: late-stage trial of Chinese mRNA vaccine candidate to begin in Mexico

It is the first shot developed in China using the same technology as the Pfizer and Moderna jabs.

It is the first shot developed in China using the same technology as the Pfizer and Moderna jabs.

Coronavirus: late-stage trial of Chinese mRNA vaccine candidate to begin in Mexico
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India’s Covid-19 surge dashes hopes of world reopening at once: Chinese expert

Shanghai doctor admits to changing his view, now believing countries will open ‘in a conditional way, within regions, rather than globally’.

Shanghai doctor admits to changing his view, now believing countries will open ‘in a conditional way, within regions, rather than globally’.

India’s Covid-19 surge dashes hopes of world reopening at once: Chinese expert
10 May 2021 - 11:13PM
Chinese social media horrified after video emerges of pole dance at a wedding, given rural funerals are where dancers occasionally perform

Pole dancers at Chinese funerals may have raised eyebrows in the past, but a video of a scantily clad woman sliding up and down a pole at a wedding reception has prompted fierce online criticism.

Pole dancers at Chinese funerals may have raised eyebrows in the past, but a video of a scantily clad woman sliding up and down a pole at a wedding reception has prompted fierce online criticism.

Chinese social media horrified after video emerges of pole dance at a wedding, given rural funerals are where dancers occasionally perform
11 May 2021 - 11:25AM
Coronavirus: WHO gives emergency approval to China’s Sinopharm vaccine

The green light given to Sinopharm comes more than four months after the WHO handed out its first emergency use listing for a Covid-19 vaccine to US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German company BioNTech.

The green light given to Sinopharm comes more than four months after the WHO handed out its first emergency use listing for a Covid-19 vaccine to US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German company BioNTech.

Coronavirus: WHO gives emergency approval to China’s Sinopharm vaccine
8 May 2021 - 11:46PM
Outrage over light sentence for man in China who violently abused wife and forced her to sleep in pigsty

A man in China lost an appeal to an 18-month prison sentence for severely abusing his wife, often starving her and forcing her to sleep in a pigpen.

A man in China lost an appeal to an 18-month prison sentence for severely abusing his wife, often starving her and forcing her to sleep in a pigpen.

Outrage over light sentence for man in China who violently abused wife and forced her to sleep in pigsty
30 Apr 2021 - 7:29PM
Two identical women in China who met on social media platform Douyin shocked to find they are twins separated at birth

Cheng Keke thought it was strange when people kept telling her she looked just like another woman. Then the two met and everything changed.

Cheng Keke thought it was strange when people kept telling her she looked just like another woman. Then the two met and everything changed.

Two identical women in China who met on social media platform Douyin shocked to find they are twins separated at birth
2 May 2021 - 12:18AM
Why China may struggle to meet its Covid-19 vaccination target by June

Jabs in acute shortage, with production capacity yet to catch up with domestic need and export demand.

Jabs in acute shortage, with production capacity yet to catch up with domestic need and export demand.

Why China may struggle to meet its Covid-19 vaccination target by June
30 Apr 2021 - 2:37PM
Viral social media post claims Chinese wives are secretly feeding their husbands impotency drugs to stop cheating

 A viral social media post in mainland China claims some wives are secretly feeding their husbands an estrogen drug to make them impotent and keep them from straying.

 A viral social media post in mainland China claims some wives are secretly feeding their husbands an estrogen drug to make them impotent and keep them from straying.

Viral social media post claims Chinese wives are secretly feeding their husbands impotency drugs to stop cheating
28 Apr 2021 - 3:21PM
Mum spends US$154,000 to build two footbridges to help her kid get to school safely

A woman spent more than one million yuan to build two footbridges designed to ease chaotic traffic around a school in central China.

A woman spent more than one million yuan to build two footbridges designed to ease chaotic traffic around a school in central China.

Mum spends US$154,000 to build two footbridges to help her kid get to school safely
23 Apr 2021 - 11:38PM
He caught eels for school tuition as a poor youth and today his PhD acknowledgement is inspiring China

Huang Guoping grew up in extreme poverty in Sichuan but managed to use academics to pull himself into a successful career in computer science.

Huang Guoping grew up in extreme poverty in Sichuan but managed to use academics to pull himself into a successful career in computer science.

He caught eels for school tuition as a poor youth and today his PhD acknowledgement is inspiring China
23 Apr 2021 - 10:53AM
Coronavirus: Chinese expert rails against WHO chief and Wuhan lab leak theory

Unnamed scientist who investigated pandemic origins given state media platform to accuse ‘irresponsible’ WHO director general of pursuing controversial theory.

Unnamed scientist who investigated pandemic origins given state media platform to accuse ‘irresponsible’ WHO director general of pursuing controversial theory.

Coronavirus: Chinese expert rails against WHO chief and Wuhan lab leak theory
21 Apr 2021 - 10:43PM
Chinese trial mixes Covid-19 vaccines using different technologies

CanSino Biologics shot was given to participants in Jiangsu and they will later receive the Anhui Zhifei Longcom jab. Similar trials are being carried out in Britain and Russia, with another awaiting approval in Italy.

CanSino Biologics shot was given to participants in Jiangsu and they will later receive the Anhui Zhifei Longcom jab. Similar trials are being carried out in Britain and Russia, with another awaiting approval in Italy.

Chinese trial mixes Covid-19 vaccines using different technologies
19 Apr 2021 - 9:10PM
China seeks to become major global vaccine player in wake of Covid-19 pandemic

The country’s pharmaceutical industry is expanding its production capacity as it gears up to produce 5 billion doses by the end of next year.

The country’s pharmaceutical industry is expanding its production capacity as it gears up to produce 5 billion doses by the end of next year.

China seeks to become major global vaccine player in wake of Covid-19 pandemic
19 Apr 2021 - 12:11PM
Money saving tips for meals at Haidilao hotpot chain trend on Chinese social media, but not all are impressed

Customers are sharing their hacks for spending as little as possible at hotpot restaurant chain Haidilao while taking advantage of free food and services, but not everyone is impressed.

Customers are sharing their hacks for spending as little as possible at hotpot restaurant chain Haidilao while taking advantage of free food and services, but not everyone is impressed.

Money saving tips for meals at Haidilao hotpot chain trend on Chinese social media, but not all are impressed
19 Apr 2021 - 12:32PM
Coronavirus: China has cheaper vaccine technologies joining the race to beat the pandemic

Protein subunit vaccines are considered safe and cheaper than inactivated vaccines and could fill the production gap.

Protein subunit vaccines are considered safe and cheaper than inactivated vaccines and could fill the production gap.

Coronavirus: China has cheaper vaccine technologies joining the race to beat the pandemic
14 Apr 2021 - 9:06PM
Coronavirus: China’s first mRNA vaccine ready for final stage trials overseas

The vaccine ARCoV uses the same revolutionary technique as the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna products, and early trials suggest it may prove just as effective.

The vaccine ARCoV uses the same revolutionary technique as the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna products, and early trials suggest it may prove just as effective.

Coronavirus: China’s first mRNA vaccine ready for final stage trials overseas
14 Apr 2021 - 11:35AM
Man forced to work at illegal factory for a decade reunited with family after chance encounter at shopping centre

A man in southern China who was tricked into forced labour was reunited with his family after a decade thanks to a random encounter with a woman from his same village.

A man in southern China who was tricked into forced labour was reunited with his family after a decade thanks to a random encounter with a woman from his same village.

Man forced to work at illegal factory for a decade reunited with family after chance encounter at shopping centre
12 Apr 2021 - 4:10PM
Revolutionary mRNA vaccines made by Chinese firms will be ready to hit market by end of year, says industry chief

Made in China drugs could soon be available using the radical genetic technology pioneered by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

Made in China drugs could soon be available using the radical genetic technology pioneered by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

Revolutionary mRNA vaccines made by Chinese firms will be ready to hit market by end of year, says industry chief
10 Apr 2021 - 10:39AM
Woman’s suicide attempt raises questions about siblings raising siblings in China

A woman in eastern China was found unconscious in a river in eastern China. She said she struggled to make enough money to support her three siblings after their parents deserted them.

A woman in eastern China was found unconscious in a river in eastern China. She said she struggled to make enough money to support her three siblings after their parents deserted them.

Woman’s suicide attempt raises questions about siblings raising siblings in China
9 Apr 2021 - 10:23AM
China says Covid-19 jabs are safe for people with allergies amid vaccine push

Health official tells state television that serious reactions have occurred at a rate of less than 1 in 100 million as authorities ramp up campaign to boost inoculation.

Health official tells state television that serious reactions have occurred at a rate of less than 1 in 100 million as authorities ramp up campaign to boost inoculation.

China says Covid-19 jabs are safe for people with allergies amid vaccine push
7 Apr 2021 - 9:55AM
China tells women they don’t need to delay pregnancy after being vaccinated

The country has changed its guidelines for those planning a family as it steps up its mass inoculation drive.

The country has changed its guidelines for those planning a family as it steps up its mass inoculation drive.

China tells women they don’t need to delay pregnancy after being vaccinated
4 Apr 2021 - 12:00PM
Over-the-top April Fool’s Day blackmail prank lands Beijing man in jail 

A man in Beijing blackmailed a doctor and demanded 600,000 yuan (US$91,300) in what he claims was an April Fool’s Day joke. The court was not sympathetic to the excuse. 

A man in Beijing blackmailed a doctor and demanded 600,000 yuan (US$91,300) in what he claims was an April Fool’s Day joke. The court was not sympathetic to the excuse. 

Over-the-top April Fool’s Day blackmail prank lands Beijing man in jail 
1 Apr 2021 - 7:13PM
China cold case: family of Diao Aiqing, who was murdered and left in 2,000 pieces, sue university over her death

The family of a woman murdered in one of China’s most notorious unsolved cold cases take legal action against her former university for failing in its duty of care.

The family of a woman murdered in one of China’s most notorious unsolved cold cases take legal action against her former university for failing in its duty of care.

China cold case: family of Diao Aiqing, who was murdered and left in 2,000 pieces, sue university over her death
30 Mar 2021 - 8:15PM
A multi-billion dollar criminal lending scheme resulted in 89 deaths in China: CCTV

A gang of loan sharks enticed people into illegal loans and aggressively intimidated and harassed borrowers who had few pathways to pay the debt.

A gang of loan sharks enticed people into illegal loans and aggressively intimidated and harassed borrowers who had few pathways to pay the debt.

A multi-billion dollar criminal lending scheme resulted in 89 deaths in China: CCTV
29 Mar 2021 - 7:04PM
Coronavirus: China piles on pressure to get vaccinated as country targets 10 million injections a day

The goal of getting 40 per cent of the population inoculated by June will require a major increase in the number of doses administered.

The goal of getting 40 per cent of the population inoculated by June will require a major increase in the number of doses administered.

Coronavirus: China piles on pressure to get vaccinated as country targets 10 million injections a day
27 Mar 2021 - 2:47AM
Woman in China paralysed in accident delights army of followers with videos on make-up, dressing and looking on the bright side

Sun Chenlu’s world was turned upside down when a car accident left her paralysed four years ago, but today she believes ‘the world is still big and beautiful and waits for me to explore it’.

Sun Chenlu’s world was turned upside down when a car accident left her paralysed four years ago, but today she believes ‘the world is still big and beautiful and waits for me to explore it’.

Woman in China paralysed in accident delights army of followers with videos on make-up, dressing and looking on the bright side
25 Mar 2021 - 2:39AM
China’s tough Covid-19 testing and quarantine rules to stay – even as vaccination picks up

Questions such as the limits of vaccines and effectiveness against variants mean China must maintain strict preventive measures, CDC official says.

Questions such as the limits of vaccines and effectiveness against variants mean China must maintain strict preventive measures, CDC official says.

China’s tough Covid-19 testing and quarantine rules to stay – even as vaccination picks up
22 Mar 2021 - 9:48PM
‘Beautiful translator’ at China-US summit determined to work in diplomacy and was known as ‘little Zhao Wei’, say former teacher and students

Former teachers and classmates have described a top student who was always confident and calm and knew from an early age what career she would take.

Former teachers and classmates have described a top student who was always confident and calm and knew from an early age what career she would take.

‘Beautiful translator’ at China-US summit determined to work in diplomacy and was known as ‘little Zhao Wei’, say former teacher and students
29 Mar 2021 - 10:35AM
‘Kick ass’ Chinese granny wins fame in China after turning tables on racist attacker in US

Video and images of a 76-year-old woman fending off a random violent attack in San Francisco have lit up mainland Chinese social media.

Video and images of a 76-year-old woman fending off a random violent attack in San Francisco have lit up mainland Chinese social media.

‘Kick ass’ Chinese granny wins fame in China after turning tables on racist attacker in US
22 Mar 2021 - 8:26AM
Covid-19 origin search abandons lab leak theory, China’s leader in joint WHO mission says

Liang Wannian says decision to concentrate on other possibilities was reached unanimously by the team.

Liang Wannian says decision to concentrate on other possibilities was reached unanimously by the team.

Covid-19 origin search abandons lab leak theory, China’s leader in joint WHO mission says
18 Mar 2021 - 7:13PM