Ziyu Zhang

Ziyu Zhang

Ziyu Zhang is studying journalism and sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a summer intern on the China desk at the Post.

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How a new wave of Covid-19 spread through China
24 Aug 2021 - 11:02AM
China’s latest Covid-19 outbreak continues to taper off

A fourth straight day of single-figure local cases raises hopes the surge fuelled by the Delta variant is being brought under control.

A fourth straight day of single-figure local cases raises hopes the surge fuelled by the Delta variant is being brought under control.

China’s latest Covid-19 outbreak continues to taper off
20 Aug 2021 - 11:06PM
Coronavirus: China reports 5 new local cases, lowest since latest outbreak began

Health official says by strictly following current strategy it can ‘hopefully be brought under complete control in a short period of time’.

Health official says by strictly following current strategy it can ‘hopefully be brought under complete control in a short period of time’.

Coronavirus: China reports 5 new local cases, lowest since latest outbreak began
19 Aug 2021 - 10:55PM
Coronavirus: citizens in one China hotspot undergo 12 rounds of tests to halt virus but there is a cost

Yangzhou in Jiangsu province has carried out 17.6 million Covid-19 tests in 12 rounds since July 28 and has effectively curbed the spread.

Yangzhou in Jiangsu province has carried out 17.6 million Covid-19 tests in 12 rounds since July 28 and has effectively curbed the spread.

Coronavirus: citizens in one China hotspot undergo 12 rounds of tests to halt virus but there is a cost
18 Aug 2021 - 11:03PM
Explainer | China’s military structure: what are the theatre commands and service branches?

The People’s Liberation Army has been reshaped since major reforms began in 2015 to modernise the world’s largest military.

The People’s Liberation Army has been reshaped since major reforms began in 2015 to modernise the world’s largest military.

China’s military structure: what are the theatre commands and service branches?
15 Aug 2021 - 2:11PM
Tokyo Olympics: IOC to investigate after Chinese gold medallists wear Mao Zedong pins on podium, as state TV edits out badges

Cycling team sprint champions Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi may have breached the IOC’s Rule 50 that bans political paraphernalia or gestures during the medal ceremony.

Cycling team sprint champions Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi may have breached the IOC’s Rule 50 that bans political paraphernalia or gestures during the medal ceremony.

Tokyo Olympics: IOC to investigate after Chinese gold medallists wear Mao Zedong pins on podium, as state TV edits out badges
5 Aug 2021 - 9:45AM
Tokyo Olympics: China’s obsession for gold reaping rewards but netizens argue that national pride goes beyond medals

Though China has experienced both highs and lows at the Tokyo Games, netizens argue that underperforming athletes should be celebrated instead of coming under intense scrutiny.

Though China has experienced both highs and lows at the Tokyo Games, netizens argue that underperforming athletes should be celebrated instead of coming under intense scrutiny.

Tokyo Olympics: China’s obsession for gold reaping rewards but netizens argue that national pride goes beyond medals
2 Aug 2021 - 9:13PM
Tokyo Olympics: Adopted from China, Canada’s Maggie MacNeil wins gold and Chinese social media laments its one-child policy

The 21-year-old’s victory in the 100m butterfly forces introspection given she was abandoned by her biological parents as a baby, as netizens lament the circumstances that forced the swimming star out of her birth nation.

The 21-year-old’s victory in the 100m butterfly forces introspection given she was abandoned by her biological parents as a baby, as netizens lament the circumstances that forced the swimming star out of her birth nation.

Tokyo Olympics: Adopted from China, Canada’s Maggie MacNeil wins gold and Chinese social media laments its one-child policy
27 Jul 2021 - 4:36PM
Do South China Sea waste claims pass the smell test?

Some scientists say there is no evidence to support allegations that Chinese ships moored at coral reefs are killing them off by dumping tonnes of human waste.

Some scientists say there is no evidence to support allegations that Chinese ships moored at coral reefs are killing them off by dumping tonnes of human waste.

Do South China Sea waste claims pass the smell test?
3 Aug 2021 - 9:24AM
Germany ‘joins China’ in complaining Olympic table tennis areas are too small

Chinese team’s coach says he and his players are not only ones worried about size.

Chinese team’s coach says he and his players are not only ones worried about size.

Germany ‘joins China’ in complaining Olympic table tennis areas are too small
24 Jul 2021 - 1:00PM
Tokyo Olympics: fury over unmasked Japanese fans greeting Chinese table tennis team

Video posted online shows three members of the public ignoring social distancing rules to take photos with squad.

Video posted online shows three members of the public ignoring social distancing rules to take photos with squad.

Tokyo Olympics: fury over unmasked Japanese fans greeting Chinese table tennis team
20 Jul 2021 - 9:10AM
Retired China diving ‘queen’ Guo Jingjing off to Tokyo as Olympic judge

Hong Kong resident from Hebei province due in Japan with city’s delegation.

Hong Kong resident from Hebei province due in Japan with city’s delegation.

Retired China diving ‘queen’ Guo Jingjing off to Tokyo as Olympic judge
16 Jul 2021 - 7:18PM
Chinese scientists develop fabric they say can cool the body by nearly 5 degrees Celsius

It looks like ordinary T-shirt material and uses technology that causes it to emit mid-infrared radiation to reduce wearer’s temperature.

It looks like ordinary T-shirt material and uses technology that causes it to emit mid-infrared radiation to reduce wearer’s temperature.

Chinese scientists develop fabric they say can cool the body by nearly 5 degrees Celsius
13 Jul 2021 - 12:01AM
Explainer | US-China rivalry: who has the stronger military?

China has the weight of numbers on its side, but America has various technological and financial advantages.

China has the weight of numbers on its side, but America has various technological and financial advantages.

US-China rivalry: who has the stronger military?
16 Jul 2021 - 9:47AM
Chinese students prepare to sue after Trump law blocks path to US universities

Presidential proclamation bans entry to the US by graduates and researchers with links to China’s ‘military-civil fusion strategy’.

Presidential proclamation bans entry to the US by graduates and researchers with links to China’s ‘military-civil fusion strategy’.

Chinese students prepare to sue after Trump law blocks path to US universities
10 Jul 2021 - 11:11PM
Private vs public – who will care for China’s elderly?

Government-run nursing homes are affordable but applicants face long waiting list.

Government-run nursing homes are affordable but applicants face long waiting list.

Private vs public – who will care for China’s elderly?
5 Jul 2021 - 7:12AM
Chinese Communist Party centenary film 1921 tops box office – but is it anything more than propaganda?

The film has a star-studded cast and moved some fans to tears, but other viewers felt let down and say they struggled to stay awake

The film has a star-studded cast and moved some fans to tears, but other viewers felt let down and say they struggled to stay awake

Chinese Communist Party centenary film 1921 tops box office – but is it anything more than propaganda?
4 Jul 2021 - 11:00PM
The Chinese student protests putting ‘independent’ college merger plans on hold

Violence erupted at several campuses in eastern China in opposition to an overhaul of the for-profit tertiary education system.

Violence erupted at several campuses in eastern China in opposition to an overhaul of the for-profit tertiary education system.

The Chinese student protests putting ‘independent’ college merger plans on hold
27 Jun 2021 - 9:16PM