Dr. Minway Zhang is a major character in the thriller/sci-fi film, The Meg. He is an oceanographer and biologist who runs the Zhang Oceanic laboratory on the "Mana One" platform. He is also Suyin's father and Meiying's grandfather.
He was portrayed by Winston Chao.
Dr. Zhang is first seen welcoming Morris to the platform and showing him around the station as well as the scientists. Although Origin has discovered the new underwater world, it is attacked by a creature and they are cut off from the station. When the group discusses the solution to be taken, Zhang believes in the hypothesis of the Meg attack and leaves with Mac to seek help from Jonas Taylor who is in Thailand. After bringing him back, Jonas goes on an underwater rescue mission and Toshi sacrifices himself for the others to survive. Back on the platform, The Wall hands Zhang the notes Toshi wrote for his wife.
During a new meeting, Morris complains about the money wasted after the attack and the group learn that the Meg has risen to the surface when he sees the jaw marks on a picture window. They also learn that the monster has destroyed three boats and they decide to go there. After a long confrontation, the Meg is visibly killed and her corpse and brought back to the group's boat. Although everyone is satisfied and reassured, Dr. Zhang says that it did not end well for Toshi. He adds, criticizing what Man always does; make a discovery and destroy it. At that moment, suddenly, a much bigger Meg jumps onto the boat and turns it upside down.
In the process, Zhang falls into the water and a canoe hits him, fatally injuring him. The survivors climb back up to the wreckage and Jonas says Zhang needs to see a doctor immediately. Unfortunately Heller is killed and the group leaves the wreck aboard the last boats still in condition. During the return to the station, Zhang explains that he is proud of Suyin and that he would like Meying to become like her. He then dies of his injuries and Suyin announces it to Meying under the sad eyes of the group.