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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Chinese boy, 10, left by father to beg at railway station as punishment for not finishing his homework

Child says his father gave him a bowl and told him to kneel and ‘beg for food’, but forcing children to scavenge is no way to discipline them, police say.

11 Dec 2019 - 2:50PM

Child says his father gave him a bowl and told him to kneel and ‘beg for food’, but forcing children to scavenge is no way to discipline them, police say.

Chinese boy, 10, left by father to beg at railway station as punishment for not finishing his homework
Child sex ring role brings down senior cop in China

Jail for police official who raped six underage girls and tried to stop investigation into prostitution gang.

10 Dec 2019 - 3:26PM

Jail for police official who raped six underage girls and tried to stop investigation into prostitution gang.

Child sex ring role brings down senior cop in China
Communist Party to reopen death in custody case after police officer claims he was scapegoat

Officer on trial for dereliction of duty tells court that his boss told him to take the fall over the suicide of a detainee.

10 Dec 2019 - 2:26PM

Officer on trial for dereliction of duty tells court that his boss told him to take the fall over the suicide of a detainee.

Communist Party to reopen death in custody case after police officer claims he was scapegoat
Chinese TV network apologises over death of Godfrey Gao

Director of reality show says Gao treated by medical personnel within minutes of collapsing on-set.

6 Dec 2019 - 4:35AM

Director of reality show says Gao treated by medical personnel within minutes of collapsing on-set.

Chinese TV network apologises over death of Godfrey Gao
Chinese teens put to the information age test in global Pisa education study

Results suggest China is going in the right education reform direction but there’s more to do, researchers say.

5 Dec 2019 - 12:36AM

Results suggest China is going in the right education reform direction but there’s more to do, researchers say.

Chinese teens put to the information age test in global Pisa education study
Four dead in food factory explosion in Beijing

Ten others injured in blast at Japanese-owned plant in capital’s northern suburbs.

4 Dec 2019 - 12:58AM

Ten others injured in blast at Japanese-owned plant in capital’s northern suburbs.

Four dead in food factory explosion in Beijing
China pork crisis: ‘model slaughterhouse’ accused of processing dead and diseased pigs

Television programme goes undercover and alleges that some pork processed illegally was transported for sale, including at a wet market in Guangzhou.

4 Dec 2019 - 1:22PM

Television programme goes undercover and alleges that some pork processed illegally was transported for sale, including at a wet market in Guangzhou.

China pork crisis: ‘model slaughterhouse’ accused of processing dead and diseased pigs
Chinese ‘serial killer’ caught after spending 20 years on the run

Former primary schoolteacher Lao Rongzhi who was wanted for kidnapping and murdering seven people, including a three-year-old girl, was caught at a shopping centre where she worked selling watches.

2 Dec 2019 - 11:19PM

Former primary schoolteacher Lao Rongzhi who was wanted for kidnapping and murdering seven people, including a three-year-old girl, was caught at a shopping centre where she worked selling watches.

Chinese ‘serial killer’ caught after spending 20 years on the run
Godfrey Gao death highlights dark side of China’s reality TV craze

Insider says high ratings and lucrative advertising revenues are driving the chase for young audiences looking for plenty of action and excitement.

30 Nov 2019 - 11:31PM

Insider says high ratings and lucrative advertising revenues are driving the chase for young audiences looking for plenty of action and excitement.

Godfrey Gao death highlights dark side of China’s reality TV craze
Science fiction research institute opens in China, as business booms

Chinese market for sci-fi publications grew more than 83 per cent last year to US$256 million.

30 Nov 2019 - 7:39AM

Chinese market for sci-fi publications grew more than 83 per cent last year to US$256 million.

Science fiction research institute opens in China, as business booms
Has China forgiven tax cheat Fan Bingbing?

Actress back in the state media eye for a charity appearance – but she’s hard to spot in the picture.

27 Nov 2019 - 9:15PM

Actress back in the state media eye for a charity appearance – but she’s hard to spot in the picture.

Has China forgiven tax cheat Fan Bingbing?
China’s cold case playground murder nets 19 officials in corruption cover-up

Family of man who went missing in 2003 vindicated after new investigation confirms their claims that he was killed for making corruption allegations at school.

26 Nov 2019 - 8:43PM

Family of man who went missing in 2003 vindicated after new investigation confirms their claims that he was killed for making corruption allegations at school.

China’s cold case playground murder nets 19 officials in corruption cover-up
Online sales ban hits China’s vaping industry – but don’t expect it to disappear with a puff of smoke

An estimated 10 million Chinese are now e-cigarette users and after years of unregulated growth the industry is now facing a crackdown and online sales ban. More regulations are expected – but will Chinese authorities follow the US’ lead?

26 Nov 2019 - 11:16PM

An estimated 10 million Chinese are now e-cigarette users and after years of unregulated growth the industry is now facing a crackdown and online sales ban. More regulations are expected – but will Chinese authorities follow the US’ lead?

Online sales ban hits China’s vaping industry – but don’t expect it to disappear with a puff of smoke
United States is the ‘biggest source of global instability’, Chinese foreign minister says

American politicians are ‘smearing China all over the world without facts or evidence’, Wang Yi says.

23 Nov 2019 - 11:30PM

American politicians are ‘smearing China all over the world without facts or evidence’, Wang Yi says.

United States is the ‘biggest source of global instability’, Chinese foreign minister says
Chinese court seizes assets of billionaire’s son Wang Sicong over debts

Wang Sicong could be put on a public list of ‘discredited individuals’ if he does not comply with an order to pay more than US$21 million to creditors.

22 Nov 2019 - 10:02PM

Wang Sicong could be put on a public list of ‘discredited individuals’ if he does not comply with an order to pay more than US$21 million to creditors.

Chinese court seizes assets of billionaire’s son Wang Sicong over debts
Chinese university chief under investigation after research called into question

Nankai University President Cao Xuetao defends papers he supervised after an investigator questions graph results.

18 Nov 2019 - 10:23PM

Nankai University President Cao Xuetao defends papers he supervised after an investigator questions graph results.

Chinese university chief under investigation after research called into question
Young people drive revival of China’s ancient Hanfu culture

A niche interest in fashions and rituals from the Han dynasty has grown to include at least 2 million enthusiasts.

2 Dec 2019 - 9:28AM

A niche interest in fashions and rituals from the Han dynasty has grown to include at least 2 million enthusiasts.

Young people drive revival of China’s ancient Hanfu culture
Five die at Chinese wedding after drinking home-made wine containing industrial alcohol

Fourteen others taken to hospital as guests fall ill after drinking wine at banquet that was made with industrial-strength alcohol, investigation finds.

15 Nov 2019 - 10:49PM

Fourteen others taken to hospital as guests fall ill after drinking wine at banquet that was made with industrial-strength alcohol, investigation finds.

Five die at Chinese wedding after drinking home-made wine containing industrial alcohol
Chinese man held after 51 children and three teachers burned in kindergarten attack

Authorities in Yunnan say suspect climbed wall to attack children and staff, spraying them with caustic soda.

12 Nov 2019 - 10:55PM

Authorities in Yunnan say suspect climbed wall to attack children and staff, spraying them with caustic soda.

Chinese man held after 51 children and three teachers burned in kindergarten attack
Billionaire’s son Wang Sicong, who owes US$21.6 million, ordered to stick to the bare necessities

No more first-class travel, holidays or buying property for son of Dalian Wanda Group chairman after ruling by Shanghai court.

9 Nov 2019 - 11:21PM

No more first-class travel, holidays or buying property for son of Dalian Wanda Group chairman after ruling by Shanghai court.

Billionaire’s son Wang Sicong, who owes US$21.6 million, ordered to stick to the bare necessities
Chinese prisoner who contracted HIV in prison wins US$14,000 payout

Supreme Court ruling brings to an end eight years of legal battles launched by Zhao Ronghui, who is serving a 20-year sentence for attempted murder.

9 Nov 2019 - 10:43PM

Supreme Court ruling brings to an end eight years of legal battles launched by Zhao Ronghui, who is serving a 20-year sentence for attempted murder.

Chinese prisoner who contracted HIV in prison wins US$14,000 payout
From the Sichuan earthquake to cutting-edge science: how a young Chinese woman is mentoring scientists of the future

Teenager who lived through 2008 disaster is now one of country’s leading geneticists, and today she hopes the future of medicine lies in ‘safe and effective’ stem cell treatments.

27 Nov 2019 - 1:12PM

Teenager who lived through 2008 disaster is now one of country’s leading geneticists, and today she hopes the future of medicine lies in ‘safe and effective’ stem cell treatments.

From the Sichuan earthquake to cutting-edge science: how a young Chinese woman is mentoring scientists of the future
Foreign worker Mark Kolars must leave China after racist comments cost him his job

Work-related residence permit cancelled on same day he is sacked by Chinese Academy of Sciences for offensive social media posts.

8 Nov 2019 - 11:34PM

Work-related residence permit cancelled on same day he is sacked by Chinese Academy of Sciences for offensive social media posts.

Foreign worker Mark Kolars must leave China after racist comments cost him his job
Death sentence for fentanyl trafficker in China after tip-off from the United States

Chinese court hands down tough sentences for central players in synthetic opioid ring.

8 Nov 2019 - 8:27AM

Chinese court hands down tough sentences for central players in synthetic opioid ring.

Death sentence for fentanyl trafficker in China after tip-off from the United States
Chinese Academy of Sciences fires foreign worker over racist social media comments

Mark Kolars describes colleagues on LinkedIn as ‘talking trash all day long’ and ‘not smart enough. Inbreeding for too long’.

7 Nov 2019 - 3:35PM

Mark Kolars describes colleagues on LinkedIn as ‘talking trash all day long’ and ‘not smart enough. Inbreeding for too long’.

Chinese Academy of Sciences fires foreign worker over racist social media comments
More heads roll at Chinese airline over pilot who let young woman sit in cockpit during flight

Air Guilin disciplines eight senior executives and asks regulator to remove pilot’s flying licence, according to internal memo

6 Nov 2019 - 7:00AM

Air Guilin disciplines eight senior executives and asks regulator to remove pilot’s flying licence, according to internal memo

More heads roll at Chinese airline over pilot who let young woman sit in cockpit during flight
Chinese pilot grounded after unauthorised cockpit guest’s photos go viral online

Air Guilin hands lifetime ban to pilot who allowed female student to visit the cabin during a flight.

6 Nov 2019 - 8:39AM

Air Guilin hands lifetime ban to pilot who allowed female student to visit the cabin during a flight.

Chinese pilot grounded after unauthorised cockpit guest’s photos go viral online
Chinese primary school stops using headbands to study pupils’ concentration levels after public outcry

Maker BrainCo defends use of devices on pupils in Zhejiang and insists they were not designed to monitor children’s brains.

2 Nov 2019 - 11:14PM

Maker BrainCo defends use of devices on pupils in Zhejiang and insists they were not designed to monitor children’s brains.

Chinese primary school stops using headbands to study pupils’ concentration levels after public outcry
Chinese taxi driver detained after student is stabbed in row over US$4.25 charge

Argument broke out over cost of ride from airport in Guangxi province as passengers had asked to pay 100 yuan flat fee rather than 130 yuan meter fare.

1 Nov 2019 - 10:46PM

Argument broke out over cost of ride from airport in Guangxi province as passengers had asked to pay 100 yuan flat fee rather than 130 yuan meter fare.

Chinese taxi driver detained after student is stabbed in row over US$4.25 charge
Top Beijing think tank The Counsellor’s Office reveals the secrets of the Chinese Communist Party’s policymaking

The Counsellors’ Office, a body set up to advise the government in 1949, has opened its door to the world for the first time in decades.

28 Oct 2019 - 11:10PM

The Counsellors’ Office, a body set up to advise the government in 1949, has opened its door to the world for the first time in decades.

Top Beijing think tank The Counsellor’s Office reveals the secrets of the Chinese Communist Party’s policymaking