Zhuang Pinghui

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.
Zhuang Pinghui
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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Rolls-Royce driver apologises for blocking Beijing hospital’s emergency entrance in parking row

Motorist issues tearful apology for losing her temper and refusing to move when she was told to queue at another entrance.

15 Aug 2019 - 7:29PM

Motorist issues tearful apology for losing her temper and refusing to move when she was told to queue at another entrance.

Rolls-Royce driver apologises for blocking Beijing hospital’s emergency entrance in parking row
Chinese hospital staff accused of illegal organ harvesting

Doctor among six people charged over the removal of a woman’s organs at a hospital in Nanjing.

14 Aug 2019 - 7:42PM

Doctor among six people charged over the removal of a woman’s organs at a hospital in Nanjing.

Chinese hospital staff accused of illegal organ harvesting
Dozens dead in eastern China as Typhoon Lekima carves destructive path

Heavy rain across several provinces threatens further damage as rivers and reservoirs reach their limits.

13 Aug 2019 - 7:00AM

Heavy rain across several provinces threatens further damage as rivers and reservoirs reach their limits.

Dozens dead in eastern China as Typhoon Lekima carves destructive path
Taiwanese financial expert mocked for saying many mainland Chinese ‘can’t afford pickles’

Huang Shih-tsung said on television that the economy must be in trouble because shares in a well-known producer of the condiment were down.

9 Aug 2019 - 7:30PM

Huang Shih-tsung said on television that the economy must be in trouble because shares in a well-known producer of the condiment were down.

Taiwanese financial expert mocked for saying many mainland Chinese ‘can’t afford pickles’
Chinese students upset by ‘preferential treatment’ universities give to foreigners

Locals say they are being treated like second-class citizens on matters like accommodation and even the way they are assessed.

28 Jul 2019 - 12:36PM

Locals say they are being treated like second-class citizens on matters like accommodation and even the way they are assessed.

Chinese students upset by ‘preferential treatment’ universities give to foreigners
‘Zero tolerance’ for sex crimes against children as China executes serial child rapist

Supreme People’s Court says judges must use all means available to punish those who sexually abuse minors.

25 Jul 2019 - 10:32PM

Supreme People’s Court says judges must use all means available to punish those who sexually abuse minors.

‘Zero tolerance’ for sex crimes against children as China executes serial child rapist
Vietnam calls for Chinese vessels to leave Vanguard Bank in South China Sea

It comes amid stand-off at reef in disputed Spratly Islands that began when survey vessel entered area with coastguard ships to conduct seismic research.

20 Jul 2019 - 10:23PM

It comes amid stand-off at reef in disputed Spratly Islands that began when survey vessel entered area with coastguard ships to conduct seismic research.

Vietnam calls for Chinese vessels to leave Vanguard Bank in South China Sea
Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing pays for Shanghai dancers’ trip to Japan after meeting them at airport

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest person, was ‘very pleased’ to have bumped into group of youngsters in Hokkaido, mother says on social media.

20 Jul 2019 - 10:23PM

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest person, was ‘very pleased’ to have bumped into group of youngsters in Hokkaido, mother says on social media.

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing pays for Shanghai dancers’ trip to Japan after meeting them at airport
China relaxes immigration rules to attract and retain more highly skilled overseas talents

Permanent residence and long visas become easier to obtain as Beijing taps entrepreneurial talents, while people of Chinese ethnicity from overseas will also have easier path to new life in China.

17 Jul 2019 - 10:46PM

Permanent residence and long visas become easier to obtain as Beijing taps entrepreneurial talents, while people of Chinese ethnicity from overseas will also have easier path to new life in China.

China relaxes immigration rules to attract and retain more highly skilled overseas talents
Air China flight uproar after business class mayhem ends with seven-hour police questioning for passengers

National outrage sparked when employee on long-term sick leave disrupts flight to Beijing but airline says she is a private traveller.

17 Jul 2019 - 2:20PM

National outrage sparked when employee on long-term sick leave disrupts flight to Beijing but airline says she is a private traveller.

Air China flight uproar after business class mayhem ends with seven-hour police questioning for passengers
Chinese zoo calls in the Swat team as ‘gentle’ chimpanzee makes bid for freedom

Yang Yang spends three hours on the run after hopping over the wall of his enclosure at Hefei zoo.

15 Jul 2019 - 4:12PM

Yang Yang spends three hours on the run after hopping over the wall of his enclosure at Hefei zoo.

Chinese zoo calls in the Swat team as ‘gentle’ chimpanzee makes bid for freedom
Education First teachers, foreign students held in China on drugs charges

16 foreigners, including students, among 19 people detained in Jiangsu province narcotics crackdown.

10 Jul 2019 - 9:38PM

16 foreigners, including students, among 19 people detained in Jiangsu province narcotics crackdown.

Education First teachers, foreign students held in China on drugs charges
Disney’s live-action Mulan trailer lights up Chinese social media

More than one billion views of Mulan discussion in China hours after trailer screens during Women’s World Cup final.

8 Jul 2019 - 10:59PM

More than one billion views of Mulan discussion in China hours after trailer screens during Women’s World Cup final.

Disney’s live-action Mulan trailer lights up Chinese social media
Thousands protest in central China over waste incineration plant

Riot police deployed after week of unrest over proposed plant next to residential areas, but district government insists the plant’s location has yet to be finalised.

5 Jul 2019 - 11:46PM

Riot police deployed after week of unrest over proposed plant next to residential areas, but district government insists the plant’s location has yet to be finalised.

Thousands protest in central China over waste incineration plant
Man claims Samsung Galaxy S10 caught fire when charging, sues for one yuan

Xinjiang resident says smoke and flames started coming out of US$875 device two days after he bought it online.

4 Jul 2019 - 1:25PM

Xinjiang resident says smoke and flames started coming out of US$875 device two days after he bought it online.

Man claims Samsung Galaxy S10 caught fire when charging, sues for one yuan
Overseas influence blamed for rise in marijuana abuse among young Chinese

Prosecutors in Nanjing say it has become ‘a serious problem’ – especially for those who have studied abroad.

2 Jul 2019 - 9:36PM

Prosecutors in Nanjing say it has become ‘a serious problem’ – especially for those who have studied abroad.

Overseas influence blamed for rise in marijuana abuse among young Chinese
Why China is still spirited away by the movie magic of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki

Chinese fans of the Japanese animator are lining up for the official release of a film – 18 years after it was made.

2 Jul 2019 - 9:59AM

Chinese fans of the Japanese animator are lining up for the official release of a film – 18 years after it was made.

Why China is still spirited away by the movie magic of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki
Chinese prisoner got other inmates to dig a tunnel so he could come and go from jail

And he got away with it – and more – because former warden and 15 other officials turned a blind eye to his activities, corruption watchdog says.

1 Jul 2019 - 10:59PM

And he got away with it – and more – because former warden and 15 other officials turned a blind eye to his activities, corruption watchdog says.

Chinese prisoner got other inmates to dig a tunnel so he could come and go from jail
Scandal of murdered whistle-blower forces Chinese city officials to promise action over 2003 killing

Victim’s body was found under a school playground – years after he threatened to expose corruption in the construction project.

24 Jun 2019 - 10:27PM

Victim’s body was found under a school playground – years after he threatened to expose corruption in the construction project.

Scandal of murdered whistle-blower forces Chinese city officials to promise action over 2003 killing
Chinese police free more than 1,100 human trafficking victims after targeting Southeast Asian networks

Victims were being used as illegal labour or sold as brides, in many cases being lured with false promises.

21 Jun 2019 - 11:52PM

Victims were being used as illegal labour or sold as brides, in many cases being lured with false promises.

Chinese police free more than 1,100 human trafficking victims after targeting Southeast Asian networks
Chinese man closes in on justice for ‘murdered’ dad as police find remains buried under playground

Project supervisor Deng Shiping went missing in 2003 amid row with school principal, builder over cost of new playground.

22 Jun 2019 - 10:57AM

Project supervisor Deng Shiping went missing in 2003 amid row with school principal, builder over cost of new playground.

Chinese man closes in on justice for ‘murdered’ dad as police find remains buried under playground
Billionaire’s foundation funds tuition fee waiver in first for Chinese university

Up to US$14 million earmarked to cover programme for 3,100 new undergraduate students at the college this year.

18 Jun 2019 - 10:04PM

Up to US$14 million earmarked to cover programme for 3,100 new undergraduate students at the college this year.

Billionaire’s foundation funds tuition fee waiver in first for Chinese university
Chinese police investigate camera hidden in Uniqlo fitting room

Device discovered after customer notices small black spot above a mirror.

18 Jun 2019 - 10:29PM

Device discovered after customer notices small black spot above a mirror.

Chinese police investigate camera hidden in Uniqlo fitting room
Superstitious Chinese mothers dress for success as students toil over college entrance exam

Red silk dresses, complete with slits, are all the rage as anxious parents seek to persuade Lady Luck to smile on their offspring.

8 Jun 2019 - 9:00AM

Red silk dresses, complete with slits, are all the rage as anxious parents seek to persuade Lady Luck to smile on their offspring.

Superstitious Chinese mothers dress for success as students toil over college entrance exam
Reward: US$145,000 offered to track down Chinese ‘jewellery town’ fugitive

Police accuse Tang Xiaodong of illegally raising millions from the public for a project in Shaanxi province.

6 Jun 2019 - 11:31PM

Police accuse Tang Xiaodong of illegally raising millions from the public for a project in Shaanxi province.

Reward: US$145,000 offered to track down Chinese ‘jewellery town’ fugitive
Death for Chinese businessman who raped 25 young girls

Former company chairman coerced woman into finding girls, including 14 under the age of 14, for sex.

5 Jun 2019 - 11:07PM

Former company chairman coerced woman into finding girls, including 14 under the age of 14, for sex.

Death for Chinese businessman who raped 25 young girls
Chinese shoppers swarm Uniqlo stores for latest Kaws T-shirts and bags

Shoppers brawl over garments that resell online for eight times their retail price tag and sale becomes social media phenomena generating 450 million hits for #EverybodyKAWS hashtag.

4 Jun 2019 - 6:49PM

Shoppers brawl over garments that resell online for eight times their retail price tag and sale becomes social media phenomena generating 450 million hits for #EverybodyKAWS hashtag.

Chinese shoppers swarm Uniqlo stores for latest Kaws T-shirts and bags
Chinese airport warns passengers throwing coins at planes ‘will harm prayers for safe trip’

Notice goes up at airport in Sanya, Hainan saying the ritual is illegal after spate of safety incidents across the country.

3 Jun 2019 - 5:56PM

Notice goes up at airport in Sanya, Hainan saying the ritual is illegal after spate of safety incidents across the country.

Chinese airport warns passengers throwing coins at planes ‘will harm prayers for safe trip’
Chinese education officials sacked for investigating four-year-olds in anti-mafia crackdown

Parents in Jiangsu province were given a note that said a kindergarten had been investigated and ‘no pupils were involved in organised crime’.

30 May 2019 - 11:14PM

Parents in Jiangsu province were given a note that said a kindergarten had been investigated and ‘no pupils were involved in organised crime’.

Chinese education officials sacked for investigating four-year-olds in anti-mafia crackdown
Chinese college offers to hire two neuroscientists sacked by Emory University

Jinan University president says researchers ‘can contribute to social and economic development if they decide to come back’.

29 May 2019 - 12:50AM

Jinan University president says researchers ‘can contribute to social and economic development if they decide to come back’.

Chinese college offers to hire two neuroscientists sacked by Emory University