Amber Wang

Beijing

Amber Wang

Reporter, China

Amber Wang is a reporter for the China desk, and focuses on Chinese politics and diplomacy. She joined the Post in 2021, and previously worked for The New York Times and Southern Metropolis Daily.

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China’s foreign minister to visit Pacific island nations including Solomons

Wang Yi will also travel to Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea as well as East Timor, foreign ministry says.

Wang Yi will also travel to Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea as well as East Timor, foreign ministry says.

24 May 2022 - 8:44PM
Australia’s new PM Albanese has chance to mend fences with China, analysts say

Incoming Labor government unlikely to shift much on the big issues but might be less provocative towards Beijing, observers say.

Incoming Labor government unlikely to shift much on the big issues but might be less provocative towards Beijing, observers say.

22 May 2022 - 6:15PM
BRICS members back China’s call for expansion

Although the other members of the group of developing countries supported the proposal, they have yet to name the candidate countries.

Although the other members of the group of developing countries supported the proposal, they have yet to name the candidate countries.

20 May 2022 - 5:38PM
China’s PLA Navy sends destroyer and frigate on first escort mission, targeting pirates off Somalia

Guided-missile destroyer Suzhou is an upgraded version of the Type 052D designed to match the US Navy’s Arleigh-Burke class warships.

Guided-missile destroyer Suzhou is an upgraded version of the Type 052D designed to match the US Navy’s Arleigh-Burke class warships.

19 May 2022 - 7:00PM
China warns Japan against joining forces with US

Foreign minister Wang Yi tells his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi that the view the two countries are ‘joining hands’ has put ‘people on alert’

Foreign minister Wang Yi tells his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi that the view the two countries are ‘joining hands’ has put ‘people on alert’

18 May 2022 - 9:53PM
China faces zero-Covid lockdown brain drain with visa inquiry spike

Emigration consultants say applications for US, Canada and Australia have soared, with interest strongest among tech professionals.

Emigration consultants say applications for US, Canada and Australia have soared, with interest strongest among tech professionals.

19 May 2022 - 1:36PM
US did not try to pressure Asean nations to distance themselves from Russia at White House summit, official says

Special assistant to the US president Edgard Kagan says expanded US-Asean ties are ‘really critical’ to Washington’s efforts in the Pacific amid China’s rise.

Special assistant to the US president Edgard Kagan says expanded US-Asean ties are ‘really critical’ to Washington’s efforts in the Pacific amid China’s rise.

17 May 2022 - 6:55PM
China warns US not to provoke confrontation as it pushes to boost ties with Southeast Asia

Washington recently unveiled a US$150 million package for the region, including an initiative to promote a ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific.

Washington recently unveiled a US$150 million package for the region, including an initiative to promote a ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific.

13 May 2022 - 11:20PM
China warns US against attempts to dominate outer space

China’s ambassador for disarmament affairs Li Song tells UN that an arms race in space would leave a ‘sword of Damocles’ hanging over the world.

China’s ambassador for disarmament affairs Li Song tells UN that an arms race in space would leave a ‘sword of Damocles’ hanging over the world.

11 May 2022 - 8:00PM
Ukraine war: China invokes 1999 Belgrade embassy bombing in attack on Nato expansion

China’s ambassador to the UN renews call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

China’s ambassador to the UN renews call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

6 May 2022 - 8:30PM
The new rules China hopes will build more professional soldiers

As well as employing better talent-spotting, China’s military will alter its methods of promotion, motivation, rewards and retirement resettlement for soldiers.

As well as employing better talent-spotting, China’s military will alter its methods of promotion, motivation, rewards and retirement resettlement for soldiers.

30 Apr 2022 - 10:00PM
South China Sea: PLA pilot was ready to die in bid to ‘expel’ foreign warship, viral video shows

Gao Zengsong and his fellow pilots were on mission to intercept a foreign vessel in Chinese territorial waters.

Gao Zengsong and his fellow pilots were on mission to intercept a foreign vessel in Chinese territorial waters.

29 Apr 2022 - 8:57PM
China-Solomons pact: US says lack of transparency is big concern about security agreement

Daniel Kritenbrink says US does not ask countries to choose between the US and China but hopes they can decide while free from coercion.

Daniel Kritenbrink says US does not ask countries to choose between the US and China but hopes they can decide while free from coercion.

26 Apr 2022 - 8:00PM
US turns to tech against rivals China, Russia as global military spending hits US$2 trillion

Washington prioritises research and development over large-scale spending on legacy systems, report says.

Washington prioritises research and development over large-scale spending on legacy systems, report says.

25 Apr 2022 - 8:00PM
Serbia airlift highlights importance of China’s military workhorse, the Y-20

Six of the transport planes, reportedly carrying missiles, took part in a multi-day, long-range mission that showcased the PLA’s growing logistical capability.

Six of the transport planes, reportedly carrying missiles, took part in a multi-day, long-range mission that showcased the PLA’s growing logistical capability.

24 Apr 2022 - 8:13PM
Chinese navy shows off new anti-submarine helicopter

State media carries footage showing a Z-20 taking off from a destroyer to mark the anniversary of the PLA Navy.

State media carries footage showing a Z-20 taking off from a destroyer to mark the anniversary of the PLA Navy.

23 Apr 2022 - 7:25PM
China-US relations: defence ministers’ call highlights faultlines over Taiwan and Ukraine

Lloyd Austin’s conversation with his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe was his first since taking charge at the Pentagon.

Lloyd Austin’s conversation with his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe was his first since taking charge at the Pentagon.

21 Apr 2022 - 8:42PM
Russian Navy drills in East China Sea aim to protect oil tankers from air attacks

Exercises involving destroyer Admiral Panteleyev practise defending oil tankers from potential Western seizure amid sanctions over Ukraine war.

Exercises involving destroyer Admiral Panteleyev practise defending oil tankers from potential Western seizure amid sanctions over Ukraine war.

19 Apr 2022 - 7:05PM
Sinking of Moskva warship shines spotlight on Russian navy’s defensive flaws

Chinese analysts say that the missile cruiser is a big loss that will hit morale and Russia’s ability to deter US forces in the Mediterranean.

Chinese analysts say that the missile cruiser is a big loss that will hit morale and Russia’s ability to deter US forces in the Mediterranean.

16 Apr 2022 - 7:05PM
Noted Chinese economist loses ailing mother to Shanghai Covid-19 test delay

Larry Hsien Ping Lang ‘deeply shocked’ that test result was not available even after four hours.

Larry Hsien Ping Lang ‘deeply shocked’ that test result was not available even after four hours.

12 Apr 2022 - 9:00AM
China to ratify forced labour conventions in ‘major signal’ to EU

Two International Labour Organization conventions were among the stumbling blocks during marathon talks for the EU-China investment treaty.

Two International Labour Organization conventions were among the stumbling blocks during marathon talks for the EU-China investment treaty.

12 Apr 2022 - 3:20AM
Is Taiwan’s US$95 million missile deal value for money?

Mainland analysts say the Patriot missile system is expensive to maintain and will not offer protection against attacks.

Mainland analysts say the Patriot missile system is expensive to maintain and will not offer protection against attacks.

9 Apr 2022 - 6:18PM
China warns US a Nancy Pelosi visit to Taiwan would cross a red line

In rare direct response to an American trip to the self-ruled island, Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Washington would ‘bear the consequences’.

In rare direct response to an American trip to the self-ruled island, Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Washington would ‘bear the consequences’.

8 Apr 2022 - 5:53PM
Aukus cooperation on hypersonic weapons will step up arms race: Beijing

Cooperation increasing because Australia believes it faces unprecedented security threats from countries including China and Russia, expert says.

Cooperation increasing because Australia believes it faces unprecedented security threats from countries including China and Russia, expert says.

6 Apr 2022 - 10:06PM
Singapore PM walks fine line on China-US relations in Ukraine remarks

Chinese observers detect a cautious approach from Lee Hsien Loong during his visit to Washington as he seeks to balance the two powers.

Chinese observers detect a cautious approach from Lee Hsien Loong during his visit to Washington as he seeks to balance the two powers.

1 Apr 2022 - 12:05PM
Russia’s top diplomat briefs Beijing on Ukraine in first China visit since invasion

Russian foreign minister and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi had a ‘thorough exchange of views’ on the situation and hit out at ‘counterproductive’ Western sanctions, Moscow says.

Russian foreign minister and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi had a ‘thorough exchange of views’ on the situation and hit out at ‘counterproductive’ Western sanctions, Moscow says.

31 Mar 2022 - 5:42AM
China wants US action not words, as experts wonder if Joe Biden is phoning it in

Latest call between the American and Chinese presidents continued a pattern in which talks have been followed by US measures countering Beijing.

Latest call between the American and Chinese presidents continued a pattern in which talks have been followed by US measures countering Beijing.

29 Mar 2022 - 8:30PM
China-US relations: Beijing seeks to look beyond Ukraine war in call between presidents

Analysts say the Taiwan issue may be on China’s agenda, with Beijing urging the US to stick to their agreements.

Analysts say the Taiwan issue may be on China’s agenda, with Beijing urging the US to stick to their agreements.

18 Mar 2022 - 5:45PM
‘China would have tried to stop Ukraine war if it knew’: Beijing envoy to US denies collusion with Russia

China did not know about, acquiesce in or support the war, says Chinese ambassador Qin Gang in an opinion piece in The Washington Post.

China did not know about, acquiesce in or support the war, says Chinese ambassador Qin Gang in an opinion piece in The Washington Post.

16 Mar 2022 - 5:49PM
China, US move further apart as Ukraine adds to tensions, observers say

Leaders last spoke in November and they’re not expected to hold direct talks any time soon.

Leaders last spoke in November and they’re not expected to hold direct talks any time soon.

15 Mar 2022 - 9:02PM