Viola Zhou

Recent and archived articles by Viola Zhou

2 May 2019 | 6:30 PM

WeChat shuts down calls to support Chinese woman’s US rape case against tycoon

Jingyao Liu acted after US prosecutors declined to bring criminal charges against Liu, whose lawyers said the encounter was consensual.

The attempt to bring a lawsuit against Richard Liu, a household name, has become the most talked about example in recent years. — SCMP
27 Jul 2018 | 2:00 PM

Why some of Tencent’s WeChat users are feeling locked out of an online life

Although Chinese Internet users live closely alongside censorship, some have found it hard to cope as the state’s Internet clampdown gets more intrusive and personal

Even those Internet users who know censorship well have found it hard to cope as the state’s Internet clampdown gets more intrusive and personal. — SCMP
11 Dec 2017 | 11:52 AM

Wild elephant attacks bus in southwestern China

The vehicle was empty except for the driver, who was unharmed in the incident

10 Dec 2017 | 10:54 PM

Pagoda, prayer hall at Buddhist temple in China’s Sichuan province destroyed by fire

Mystery blaze broke out after lunch and took four hours to extinguish, local authorities say

10 Dec 2017 | 4:42 PM

Chinese cabby saves suicidal man by getting him drunk

Quick-thinking taxi driver convinced man he also wanted to end his life then summoned police to mountain when his passenger had passed out

10 Dec 2017 | 3:29 PM

Chinese official sacked after wife accused of kicking pregnant nurse in the stomach

Online video appears to show woman assaulting medic after giving her four-year-old son an injection

8 Oct 2017 | 5:39 PM

Chinese man accused of masterminding theft of US$376,000 from his uncle’s Maserati

Nephew, 23, questioned by police after his two associates are caught on camera stealing cash from luxury vehicle left in car park

18 Sep 2017 | 10:31 AM

From Zhejiang with love: Couple runs 4,700km across China to show their devotion

Twenty-somethings complete equivalent of 112 marathons in five months, and even pick up a stray pooch along the way

18 Sep 2017 | 10:21 AM

Beijing’s unfinished skyscrapers become a magnet for daredevils

Thrill-seeking youngsters share photos of themselves on top of half-built towers and offer tips on how best to get to the top

18 Sep 2017 | 10:16 AM

Chinese restaurateur who killed dogs with a crossbow caught after irate pet owner chased him in car

Man who killed animals to make his signature hotpot had previously been convicted of a similar offence