A search had been under way for missing nine-year-old Zhang Zixin since Monday. Photo: Sohu

Police confirm body of abducted girl, 9, found in waters off eastern China

  • Zhang Zixin was taken from her home on the outskirts of Hangzhou on July 4 and a search had been under way for nearly a week
  • Officers say she was taken by a couple whose bodies were later discovered in a lake in Ningbo
Topic |   Left-behind children in China

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A search had been under way for missing nine-year-old Zhang Zixin since Monday. Photo: Sohu
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Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China editor-at-large. She has been covering China news for the South China Morning Post for more than 20 years, most recently as China editor. As a Beijing correspondent, she reported on everything from the Sars outbreak in 2003 to the Lhasa riot and Beijing Olympics in 2008.