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 medical staff paying ‘too high a price’ in battle to curb coronavirus

Authorities confirm that 1,716 health care workers have been infected with Covid-19, many of whom are thought to have been infected when there was not enough protective clothing.

15 Feb 2020 - 2:15PM

Authorities confirm that 1,716 health care workers have been infected with Covid-19, many of whom are thought to have been infected when there was not enough protective clothing.

Chinese medical staff paying ‘too high a price’ in battle to curb coronavirus
Plea for plasma after positive results with coronavirus patients in China

Health of critically ill people treated with antibodies from recovered patients improved in tests, biotech company says.

14 Feb 2020 - 11:29PM

Health of critically ill people treated with antibodies from recovered patients improved in tests, biotech company says.

Plea for plasma after positive results with coronavirus patients in China
Coronavirus: China reports 254 deaths in a day as cases surge after including clinically diagnosed patients

Hubei’s new cases nearly 10 times more than day before, because previously infections were diagnosed only by test kits, of which there has been a shortage.

13 Feb 2020 - 9:46PM

Hubei’s new cases nearly 10 times more than day before, because previously infections were diagnosed only by test kits, of which there has been a shortage.

Coronavirus: China reports 254  deaths in a day as cases surge after including clinically diagnosed patients
Coronavirus: top Chinese expert says family isolation curbs outbreak, contradicting claims in Beijing

Studies show 83 per cent of clusters are in families – but Beijing city government moves people out of family isolation because self-monitoring is inadequate.

13 Feb 2020 - 2:19PM

Studies show 83 per cent of clusters are in families – but Beijing city government moves people out of family isolation because self-monitoring is inadequate.

Coronavirus: top Chinese expert says family isolation curbs outbreak, contradicting claims in Beijing
Chinese officials’ phone apology to patients as coronavirus deaths hit 1,115

WHO scientists co-write letter saying sign of a coronavirus was not passed on for 17 days, as Chinese sign petition calling for protection of freedom of speech.

12 Feb 2020 - 9:24PM

WHO scientists co-write letter saying sign of a coronavirus was not passed on for 17 days, as Chinese sign petition calling for protection of freedom of speech.

Chinese officials’ phone apology to patients as coronavirus deaths hit 1,115
At least 500 Wuhan medical staff infected with coronavirus

Medical sources in the city confirm rate of infection, but say they have been told not to release the full picture to the public.

13 Feb 2020 - 6:55PM

Medical sources in the city confirm rate of infection, but say they have been told not to release the full picture to the public.

At least 500 Wuhan medical staff infected with coronavirus
Coronavirus: 3 Wuhan officials summoned to explain failings as China death toll reaches 1,018

100 deaths in a day for the first time, with all but five coming in the Hubei epicentre, as China’s chief planner warns against draconian limits on business.

13 Feb 2020 - 6:57PM

100 deaths in a day for the first time, with all but five coming in the Hubei epicentre, as China’s chief planner warns against draconian limits on business.

Coronavirus: 3 Wuhan officials summoned to explain failings as China death toll reaches 1,018
Explainer | Dr Li Wenliang: who was he and how did he become a coronavirus ‘hero’?

China’s health authorities and the public have offered their condolences over the death of the doctor, whom police tried to silence in the early days of the outbreak.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:42PM

China’s health authorities and the public have offered their condolences over the death of the doctor, whom police tried to silence in the early days of the outbreak.

Dr Li Wenliang: who was he and how did he become a coronavirus ‘hero’?
China will succeed in coronavirus counter-attack, Donald Trump says; 73 new fatalities reported

Death toll in China rises to 636, with 3,143 new cases on Thursday.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:44PM

Death toll in China rises to 636, with 3,143 new cases on Thursday.

China will succeed in coronavirus counter-attack, Donald Trump says; 73 new fatalities reported
Desperate patients struggle to get help in coronavirus-hit Wuhan as others wait it out

Fever clinics are packed as those who fall ill are forced to queue for testing kits and the chance of a hospital bed, while others do what they can to stay active and healthy under lockdown.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:50PM

Fever clinics are packed as those who fall ill are forced to queue for testing kits and the chance of a hospital bed, while others do what they can to stay active and healthy under lockdown.

Desperate patients struggle to get help in coronavirus-hit Wuhan as others wait it out
Coronavirus: infant tests positive just 30 hours after birth

Child in stable condition as case raises concern of transmission in the womb.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:03PM

Child in stable condition as case raises concern of transmission in the womb.

Coronavirus: infant tests positive just 30 hours after birth
Coronavirus: China revives output of medical supplies but shortages persist on front line

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology says 60 to 70 per cent of factories that make the needed medical goods have resumed production after the Lunar New Year break.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:10PM

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology says 60 to 70 per cent of factories that make the needed medical goods have resumed production after the Lunar New Year break.

Coronavirus: China revives output of medical supplies but shortages persist on front line
Coronavirus: China shifts responsibility over medical supplies amid mask shortage, rising death toll

China’s economic planning agency is now in charge of supplying facial masks after shortages were reported among health workers responding to the coronavirus.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:24PM

China’s economic planning agency is now in charge of supplying facial masks after shortages were reported among health workers responding to the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: China shifts responsibility over medical supplies amid mask shortage, rising death toll
Coronavirus: WHO enlists internet giants in war on rumours as mainland China death toll hits 361

Health agency chief says social media companies have taken steps to limit misinformation.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:24PM

Health agency chief says social media companies have taken steps to limit misinformation.

Coronavirus: WHO enlists internet giants in war on rumours as mainland China death toll hits 361
Coronavirus: scientists identify possible new mode of transmission in human faeces

The findings have prompted researchers to warn of possible faecel-oral transmission of the disease, in addition to transfer via respiratory droplets and contact.

15 Feb 2020 - 12:48AM

The findings have prompted researchers to warn of possible faecel-oral transmission of the disease, in addition to transfer via respiratory droplets and contact.

Coronavirus: scientists identify possible new mode of transmission in human faeces
Coronavirus claims first life outside China as Wuhan enforces quarantine for all suspected patients

Number of coronavirus fatalities rises to 361, with more than 17,000 confirmed cases.

15 Feb 2020 - 12:47AM

Number of coronavirus fatalities rises to 361, with more than 17,000 confirmed cases.

Coronavirus claims first life outside China as Wuhan enforces quarantine for all suspected patients
Chinese hospitals seek donations of masks and gowns to cope with coronavirus outbreak

With some factories shut down for Lunar New Year holiday, surgical masks, goggles and disinfectant wipes are in short supply.

28 Jan 2020 - 4:53AM

With some factories shut down for Lunar New Year holiday, surgical masks, goggles and disinfectant wipes are in short supply.

Chinese hospitals seek donations of masks and gowns to cope with coronavirus outbreak
China coronavirus: Premier Li Keqiang orders Wuhan hospitals to admit patients as city struggles to cope

Li visits patients and medical staff and says 2,000 more nurses will be sent in days.

28 Jan 2020 - 10:13AM

Li visits patients and medical staff and says 2,000 more nurses will be sent in days.

China coronavirus: Premier Li Keqiang orders Wuhan hospitals to admit patients as city struggles to cope
5 million left Wuhan before lockdown, 1,000 new coronavirus cases expected in city

Health commission says battling the epidemic is becoming more complicated as scientists discover virus is infectious even during its incubation period.

27 Jan 2020 - 1:12PM

Health commission says battling the epidemic is becoming more complicated as scientists discover virus is infectious even during its incubation period.

5 million left Wuhan before lockdown, 1,000 new coronavirus  cases expected in city
China coronavirus: Beijing breaks its silence, but only to ‘deny rumours’

National disease control centre says new virus ‘is not Sars’, dismisses claims there has been a cover-up in the reporting of cases outside Wuhan.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

National disease control centre says new virus ‘is not Sars’, dismisses claims there has been a cover-up in the reporting of cases outside Wuhan.

China coronavirus: Beijing breaks its silence, but only to ‘deny rumours’
China’s ambassador to Sweden summoned after he hit out at ‘smears’ in latest outburst against Beijing critics

Gui Chongyou tells state broadcaster that critics are like an ultra lightweight boxer trying to pick a fight with someone twice his size, who is then left with no choice but to respond

19 Jan 2020 - 2:33AM

Gui Chongyou tells state broadcaster that critics are like an ultra lightweight boxer trying to pick a fight with someone twice his size, who is then left with no choice but to respond

China’s ambassador to Sweden summoned after he hit out at ‘smears’ in latest outburst against Beijing critics
China reports second death from Wuhan coronavirus as Thailand confirms another case

Man in Wuhan, 69, dies two weeks after being admitted to hospital, while Thai authorities report their second infected patient.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Man in Wuhan, 69, dies two weeks after being admitted to hospital, while Thai authorities report their second infected patient.

China reports second death from Wuhan coronavirus as Thailand confirms another case
Wuhan pneumonia: China steps up efforts to control spread of coronavirus

Airport in central China city introduces temperature checks for all passengers as concerns grow virus may be spreading overseas.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Airport in central China city introduces temperature checks for all passengers as concerns grow virus may be spreading overseas.

Wuhan pneumonia: China steps up efforts to control spread of coronavirus
Wuhan pneumonia: how the search for the source of the mystery illness unfolded

Weeks after seafood market in central China became ‘ground zero’, authorities are still unsure if human-to-human transmission has role in outbreak

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Weeks after seafood market in central China became ‘ground zero’, authorities are still unsure if human-to-human transmission has role in outbreak

Wuhan pneumonia: how the search for the source of the mystery illness unfolded
China coronavirus outbreak: five members of two families among 41 people infected in Wuhan

Father, son and cousin who lived in the same house and ran a stall at the seafood market at the centre of outbreak among those hit, authorities say.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Father, son and cousin who lived in the same house and ran a stall at the seafood market at the centre of outbreak among those hit, authorities say.

China coronavirus outbreak: five members of two families among 41 people infected in Wuhan
Wuhan pneumonia: Chinese tourist in Thai case did not visit outbreak-linked market, while scientists say virus not likely to prove as deadly as Sars

Woman, 61, the first confirmed case outside China, could have caught the virus in Wuhan at other markets, which she was understood to have visited.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Woman, 61, the first confirmed case outside China, could have caught the virus in Wuhan at other markets, which she was understood to have visited.

Wuhan pneumonia: Chinese tourist in Thai case did not visit outbreak-linked market, while scientists say virus not likely to prove as deadly as Sars
Six dead and four missing after sinkhole swallows bus in western China

Boy pushes child from danger before falling into hole, reports say.

14 Jan 2020 - 11:03PM

Boy pushes child from danger before falling into hole, reports say.

Six dead and four missing after sinkhole swallows bus in western China
China ‘must find source’ after identifying Wuhan pneumonia as new virus from Sars family

New strain is found in 15 patients from Wuhan, but experts urge need for further investigation after some of the 59 people infected were traced to a seafood market.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

New strain is found in 15 patients from Wuhan, but experts urge need for further investigation after some of the 59 people infected were traced to a seafood market.

China ‘must find source’ after identifying Wuhan pneumonia as new virus from Sars family
Chinese pair jailed after rival job candidate has drink spiked with drugs

It was a bid to sabotage the victim’s chances of landing plum public service role.

8 Jan 2020 - 11:21PM

It was a bid to sabotage the victim’s chances of landing plum public service role.

Chinese pair jailed after rival job candidate has drink spiked with drugs
Chinese woman lowers grandson from fifth floor flat by rope to rescue cat

In viral video, onlookers shout as boy descends from block of flats in Sichuan with grandmother and uncle taking his weight.

7 Jan 2020 - 10:32PM

In viral video, onlookers shout as boy descends from block of flats in Sichuan with grandmother and uncle taking his weight.

Chinese woman lowers grandson from fifth floor flat by rope to rescue cat