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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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
Chinese nature reserve releases world’s first image of an albino giant panda in the wild

All-white beast spotted wandering through the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province.

25 May 2019 - 10:54PM

All-white beast spotted wandering through the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province.

Chinese nature reserve releases world’s first image of an albino giant panda in the wild
Fox vs CGTN: Chinese and US TV hosts to go head to head on trade in prime time

CGTN’s Liu Xin and Fox Business’s Trish Regan will debate in person after trading accusations.

30 May 2019 - 11:05AM

CGTN’s Liu Xin and Fox Business’s Trish Regan will debate in person after trading accusations.

Fox vs CGTN: Chinese and US TV hosts to go head to head on trade in prime time
Chinese government worker detained for attack that left doctor needing hospital treatment

Paediatrician needed hospital treatment after being assaulted by man at hospital in Zhejiang province.

23 May 2019 - 7:26PM

Paediatrician needed hospital treatment after being assaulted by man at hospital in Zhejiang province.

Chinese government worker detained for attack that left doctor needing hospital treatment
Domestic violence in the spotlight in attack caught on camera in China

Footage ignites calls for attacker to be locked up as video goes viral.

22 May 2019 - 10:38PM

Footage ignites calls for attacker to be locked up as video goes viral.

Domestic violence in the spotlight in attack caught on camera in China
Three detained by Chinese police over alleged baby abduction in Henan province

Plot unravels after pressure gets too much for person who took four-month-old boy and Henan police say surveillance footage shows no abduction happened in park.

21 May 2019 - 11:00PM

Plot unravels after pressure gets too much for person who took four-month-old boy and Henan police say surveillance footage shows no abduction happened in park.

Three detained by Chinese police over alleged baby abduction in Henan province
Four killed as strong winds batter Beijing

Victims killed by falling tree and wall after heavy gusts hit the Chinese capital, causing serious disruption at city’s main airport.

20 May 2019 - 9:32PM

Victims killed by falling tree and wall after heavy gusts hit the Chinese capital, causing serious disruption at city’s main airport.

Four killed as strong winds batter Beijing
Chinese businessman-turned-Taoist leader confirms he is father of the student who was kidnapped in Canada

Lu Wenrong tells religious affairs bureau his son’s claims of wealth on social media are nothing to do with Chinese Taoist Association.

17 May 2019 - 11:12PM

Lu Wenrong tells religious affairs bureau his son’s claims of wealth on social media are nothing to do with Chinese Taoist Association.

Chinese businessman-turned-Taoist leader confirms he is father of the student who was kidnapped in Canada
Chinese ‘gangster’ video that caused Cambodia’s police chief to intervene ‘was a prank’

Apparent threat in online clip to take control of Sihanoukville alarmed local authorities, but the so-called gang were tourists who made video for fun, Chinese newspaper reports.

16 May 2019 - 10:57PM

Apparent threat in online clip to take control of Sihanoukville alarmed local authorities, but the so-called gang were tourists who made video for fun, Chinese newspaper reports.

Chinese ‘gangster’ video that caused Cambodia’s police chief to intervene ‘was a prank’
Cambodian internet star who charmed tourists in a dozen languages arrives in China to chase university dream

Thuch Salik’s new classmates make song and dance about his arrival in Zhejiang to enrol in private middle school and take his first steps towards a university place.

17 May 2019 - 12:44PM

Thuch Salik’s new classmates make song and dance about his arrival in Zhejiang to enrol in private middle school and take his first steps towards a university place.

Cambodian internet star who charmed tourists in a dozen languages arrives in China to chase university dream
Bound and gagged Chinese women makes dramatic escape from kidnapper

Victim was able to get out of car when kidnapper stopped at an ATM in Sichuan province

15 May 2019 - 9:37PM

Victim was able to get out of car when kidnapper stopped at an ATM in Sichuan province

Bound and gagged Chinese women makes dramatic escape from kidnapper
Chinese comic’s earthquake jokes cause offence on disaster anniversary

Comedy routine filmed last year condemned on social media for making fun of tragedy after video clips go viral.

13 May 2019 - 10:45PM

Comedy routine filmed last year condemned on social media for making fun of tragedy after video clips go viral.

Chinese comic’s earthquake jokes cause offence on disaster anniversary
Chinese truck driver collapses steel bridge and dumps 100-tonne load of concrete pipes into river

Driver who used map app to find construction site sent to crossing for light traffic – residents of nearby village say was used by pedestrians and cars only.

10 May 2019 - 4:42PM

Driver who used map app to find construction site sent to crossing for light traffic – residents of nearby village say was used by pedestrians and cars only.

Chinese truck driver collapses steel bridge and dumps 100-tonne load of concrete pipes into river
Mainland Chinese cinema audience eager for big screen debut of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away

Academy Award winning animation is second of Japanese director’s hits to arrive, while thousands of Chinese fans join internet frenzy to welcome the film and ask for more.

10 May 2019 - 10:19PM

Academy Award winning animation is second of Japanese director’s hits to arrive, while thousands of Chinese fans join internet frenzy to welcome the film and ask for more.

Mainland Chinese cinema audience eager for big screen debut of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away
Chinese spa customer calls police after her massage is live-streamed to half-naked man

Executive of Wuhan spa blames intern for breaking company privacy rule, while customer asks for improvement on US$2,900 compensation offer.

9 May 2019 - 4:05PM

Executive of Wuhan spa blames intern for breaking company privacy rule, while customer asks for improvement on US$2,900 compensation offer.

Chinese spa customer calls police after her massage is live-streamed to half-naked man
Chinese Porsche driver loses licence after listening to fortune-teller

The proud owner of new sports car collared by police for out-of-date plate is off the road until the ‘auspicious day’ he resits and passes traffic test.

8 May 2019 - 2:32PM

The proud owner of new sports car collared by police for out-of-date plate is off the road until the ‘auspicious day’ he resits and passes traffic test.

Chinese Porsche driver loses licence after listening to fortune-teller
Chinese woman’s detective work foils Airbnb ‘Superhost’ who installed hidden camera in bedroom

Police detain man and Airbnb issues refund and apology after the woman dismantles a router to find camera and memory card he had installed to film his guests.

8 May 2019 - 5:44AM

Police detain man and Airbnb issues refund and apology after the woman dismantles a router to find camera and memory card he had installed to film his guests.

Chinese woman’s detective work foils Airbnb ‘Superhost’ who installed hidden camera in bedroom
Five Chinese university students killed in dormitory fire sparked by electric scooters

Firefighters say 73 people were trapped when blaze broke out at foot of stairwell where scooters were parked, while witness says ground floor security door hindered residents as they tried to escape.

6 May 2019 - 3:00PM

Firefighters say 73 people were trapped when blaze broke out at foot of stairwell where scooters were parked, while witness says ground floor security door hindered residents as they tried to escape.

Five Chinese university students killed in dormitory fire sparked by electric scooters
Avengers: Endgame takes a cool US$178 million at Chinese box office over Labour Day holiday

Final instalment in Marvel Studios’ saga is now China’s third-highest grossing film of all time, accounting for 80 per cent of all ticket sales over extended break.

6 May 2019 - 3:13AM

Final instalment in Marvel Studios’ saga is now China’s third-highest grossing film of all time, accounting for 80 per cent of all ticket sales over extended break.

Avengers: Endgame takes a cool US$178 million at Chinese box office over Labour Day holiday
China’s rail operator apologises for holiday travel chaos but says it will seek to punish unruly passengers

China Railway Corporation says it regrets upset caused to travellers as a result of some ‘unpleasant situations’.

5 May 2019 - 7:49PM

China Railway Corporation says it regrets upset caused to travellers as a result of some ‘unpleasant situations’.

China’s rail operator apologises for holiday travel chaos but says it will seek to punish unruly passengers
Meet the man on a mission to save the Yangtze River from overfishing

With imagination, dedication and money a Chinese businessman is working to restore the waterway of his childhood.

2 May 2019 - 9:12PM

With imagination, dedication and money a Chinese businessman is working to restore the waterway of his childhood.

Meet the man on a mission to save the Yangtze River from overfishing
Gone in 30 seconds: vandals smash and grab treasured ‘Lovebird’ stalactite in Chinese cave

Two men detained and a third wanted over destruction of formation at scenic spot that took millions of years to take shape.

30 Apr 2019 - 11:07PM

Two men detained and a third wanted over destruction of formation at scenic spot that took millions of years to take shape.

Gone in 30 seconds: vandals smash and grab treasured ‘Lovebird’ stalactite in Chinese cave