Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.

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Europe ‘pushed off Beijing’s radar’ in China’s drive to seal US trade deal

Concerns mounting among European businesspeople about lack of progress on EU-China investment agreement, head of EU business group says.

5 Nov 2019 - 11:27PM

Concerns mounting among European businesspeople about lack of progress on EU-China investment agreement, head of EU business group says.

Europe ‘pushed off Beijing’s radar’ in China’s drive to seal US trade deal
American business community in China lacks confidence in ‘phase one’ trade deal, AmCham chief says

Agreement ‘good for farmers’, but companies want to see structural changes to China’s business environment, says Tim Stratford, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

5 Nov 2019 - 11:41AM

Agreement ‘good for farmers’, but companies want to see structural changes to China’s business environment, says Tim Stratford, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

American business community in China lacks confidence in ‘phase one’ trade deal, AmCham chief says
China ready to open up to foreign investment, but at its own pace, expert says

State-led development may be adjusted, but not to suit US demands, Chinese observer says.

2 Nov 2019 - 3:48AM

State-led development may be adjusted, but not to suit US demands, Chinese observer says.

China ready to open up to foreign investment, but at its own pace, expert says
China strengthens Europe ties with appointment of first special envoy

Wu Hongbo is a career diplomat who has held several posts in western Europe, including serving as ambassador to Germany from 2009-12.

1 Nov 2019 - 11:32PM

Wu Hongbo is a career diplomat who has held several posts in western Europe, including serving as ambassador to Germany from 2009-12.

China strengthens Europe ties with appointment of first special envoy
US, China working together to find new venue for trade deal, both sides confirm

Negotiations going ‘as planned’, foreign ministry says after cancellation of Apec summit at which presidents were set to meet to sign ‘phase-one’ agreement. Trump concurs and signals intention to sign.

31 Oct 2019 - 11:12PM

Negotiations going ‘as planned’, foreign ministry says after cancellation of Apec summit at which presidents were set to meet to sign ‘phase-one’ agreement. Trump concurs and signals intention to sign.

US, China working together to find new venue for trade deal, both sides confirm
Tough US immigration policy could be the key to China winning technology race, says top AI investor

China wants world leadership in artificial intelligence by 2030, and Sinovation says bringing Chinese talent home from US will be part of that effort.

31 Oct 2019 - 7:37AM

China wants world leadership in artificial intelligence by 2030, and Sinovation says bringing Chinese talent home from US will be part of that effort.

Tough US immigration policy could be the key to China winning technology race, says top AI investor
NBA commissioner Adam Silver will face ‘retribution’ for defaming China, state media says

Basketball league commissioner ‘fabricated lies out of nothing … to paint China as unforgiving’ and ‘please American politicians’, CCTV says

19 Oct 2019 - 9:45PM

Basketball league commissioner ‘fabricated lies out of nothing … to paint China as unforgiving’ and ‘please American politicians’, CCTV says

NBA commissioner Adam Silver will face ‘retribution’ for defaming China, state media says
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promises ‘tremendous opportunities’ for US firms

‘Door of opening up will only open even wider,’ Li Keqiang tells American business leaders on visit to Beijing, repeating a pledge made at latest trade talks in Washington.

18 Oct 2019 - 3:33AM

‘Door of opening up will only open even wider,’ Li Keqiang tells American business leaders on visit to Beijing, repeating a pledge made at latest trade talks in Washington.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promises ‘tremendous opportunities’ for US firms
China calls for peaceful dialogue after Vietnam’s leader accuses it of violating its sovereignty

Vietnamese president Nguyen Phu Trong steps up rhetorical salvoes from Hanoi in wake of Chinese activity in disputed area of South China Sea.

16 Oct 2019 - 9:01PM

Vietnamese president Nguyen Phu Trong steps up rhetorical salvoes from Hanoi in wake of Chinese activity in disputed area of South China Sea.

China calls for peaceful dialogue after Vietnam’s leader accuses it of violating its sovereignty
China calls on Turkey to halt military incursion in Syria and ‘return to right track’

Beijing joins global condemnation of attack launched by Ankara on Kurdish fighters after US President Donald Trump decided to pull out troops.

15 Oct 2019 - 7:15PM

Beijing joins global condemnation of attack launched by Ankara on Kurdish fighters after US President Donald Trump decided to pull out troops.

China calls on Turkey to halt military incursion in Syria and ‘return to right track’
Donald Trump’s White House meeting with China’s top trade negotiator raises hopes for partial deal

Meeting with Vice-Premier Liu He could see new tariffs postponed and may help pave way for face-to-face talks with President Xi Jinping next month.

11 Oct 2019 - 11:28PM

Meeting with Vice-Premier Liu He could see new tariffs postponed and may help pave way for face-to-face talks with President Xi Jinping next month.

Donald Trump’s White House meeting with China’s top trade negotiator raises hopes for partial deal
Beijing vows to retaliate after US’ Hong Kong human rights bill is approved by congressional committees

Foreign ministry spokesman says the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act is a malicious attempt to contain China’s rise.

27 Sep 2019 - 12:03AM

Foreign ministry spokesman says the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act is a malicious attempt to contain China’s rise.

Beijing vows to retaliate after US’ Hong Kong human rights bill is approved by congressional committees
China urges US to continue to engage with Taliban after talks in Beijing as conflict continues in Afghanistan

Beijing says it remains committed to peace process in Afghanistan and will ‘play constructive role’, after delegation meets special Chinese representative.

24 Sep 2019 - 1:53AM

Beijing says it remains committed to peace process in Afghanistan and will ‘play constructive role’, after delegation meets special Chinese representative.

China urges US to continue to engage with Taliban after talks in Beijing as conflict continues in Afghanistan
Hong Kong risks ‘losing everything’, including rule of law, Beijing academic says

Wang Zhenmin, a former director of legal affairs at Hong Kong liaison office, speaks out against protesters while visiting United Nations in Geneva.

18 Sep 2019 - 11:40PM

Wang Zhenmin, a former director of legal affairs at Hong Kong liaison office, speaks out against protesters while visiting United Nations in Geneva.

Hong Kong risks ‘losing everything’, including rule of law, Beijing academic says
National security law has contributed to Macau’s success, next leader Ho Iat-seng says, after Beijing’s praise for city sparked comparisons with protest-hit Hong Kong

Ho Iat-seng was quick to come to Hong Kong’s defence, saying President Xi Jinping’s remarks should not be interpreted as criticism of the city.

12 Sep 2019 - 10:57PM

Ho Iat-seng was quick to come to Hong Kong’s defence, saying President Xi Jinping’s remarks should not be interpreted as criticism of the city.

National security law has contributed to Macau’s success, next leader Ho Iat-seng says, after Beijing’s praise for city sparked comparisons with protest-hit Hong Kong
Donald Trump’s tariff delay ‘adds momentum’ before trade talks – but is a deal likely?

Analysts split on whether gestures from United States and China have brought a trade agreement closer.

12 Sep 2019 - 11:49PM

Analysts split on whether gestures from United States and China have brought a trade agreement closer.

Donald Trump’s tariff delay ‘adds momentum’ before trade talks – but is a deal likely?
Why Beijing won’t get too excited about John Bolton’s sudden White House exit

Departure of national security adviser after clashing with Donald Trump is seen as unlikely to herald a major shift in US policy towards China.

11 Sep 2019 - 11:44PM

Departure of national security adviser after clashing with Donald Trump is seen as unlikely to herald a major shift in US policy towards China.

Why Beijing won’t get too excited about John Bolton’s sudden White House exit
China blasts Germany after foreign minister meets Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong at human rights event

Beijing accuses German minister Heiko Maas of ‘extremely erroneous action’ after he and Wong were introduced at a newspaper’s event on Monday, when Wong said Hong Kong was comparable to East Berlin during the cold war.

11 Sep 2019 - 11:44PM

Beijing accuses German minister Heiko Maas of ‘extremely erroneous action’ after he and Wong were introduced at a newspaper’s event on Monday, when Wong said Hong Kong was comparable to East Berlin during the cold war.

China blasts Germany after foreign minister meets Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong at human rights event
Businesswomen to defend Hong Kong government’s handling of protests at UN

Pansy Ho and Annie Wu will tell UN Human Rights Council that ‘small group of radical protesters do not represent views of all 7.5 million Hongkongers’.

8 Sep 2019 - 10:30AM

Pansy Ho and Annie Wu will tell UN Human Rights Council that ‘small group of radical protesters do not represent views of all 7.5 million Hongkongers’.

Businesswomen to defend Hong Kong government’s handling of protests at UN
South China Sea ‘likely to top agenda’ when Malaysian foreign minister visits Beijing next week

Saifuddin Abdullah’s visit comes a week after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called for restraint among claimants to disputed waters during visit to Hanoi.

6 Sep 2019 - 7:32PM

Saifuddin Abdullah’s visit comes a week after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called for restraint among claimants to disputed waters during visit to Hanoi.

South China Sea ‘likely to top agenda’ when Malaysian foreign minister visits Beijing next week
China tells US politicians to stop ‘interfering’ in Hong Kong after Nancy Pelosi backs push for democracy bill

Foreign ministry in Beijing insists situation in city is no concern of Americans as House Speaker calls for universal suffrage

5 Sep 2019 - 11:36PM

Foreign ministry in Beijing insists situation in city is no concern of Americans as House Speaker calls for universal suffrage

China tells US politicians to stop ‘interfering’ in Hong Kong after Nancy Pelosi backs push for democracy bill
China’s top negotiator Liu He urges 2 US senators to ‘deepen mutual understanding’ to resolve trade war

Two Republican lawmakers meet with the vice-premier and China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu – offering no indication of whether protests in Hong Kong were discussed – while trade talks remain on hold.

5 Sep 2019 - 5:11AM

Two Republican lawmakers meet with the vice-premier and China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu – offering no indication of whether protests in Hong Kong were discussed – while trade talks remain on hold.

China’s top negotiator Liu He urges 2 US senators to ‘deepen mutual understanding’ to resolve trade war
US fentanyl seizures show China is not the main supplier, Beijing drugs official says

China has made efforts to curb flow of the opioid to the US, vice-commissioner of anti-drugs body Liu Yuejin says, adding that the issue is ‘totally irrelevant’ to trade talks between the two countries.

4 Sep 2019 - 12:36AM

China has made efforts to curb flow of the opioid to the US, vice-commissioner of anti-drugs body Liu Yuejin says, adding that the issue is ‘totally irrelevant’ to trade talks between the two countries.

US fentanyl seizures show China is not the main supplier, Beijing drugs official says
Xi Jinping tells Rodrigo Duterte to ‘put aside’ South China Sea dispute and focus on oil and gas deal

Chinese president also urges his visiting Philippine counterpart not to be influenced by ‘external interference’ – an apparent reference to pressure from the US.

30 Aug 2019 - 10:49PM

Chinese president also urges his visiting Philippine counterpart not to be influenced by ‘external interference’ – an apparent reference to pressure from the US.

Xi Jinping tells Rodrigo Duterte to ‘put aside’ South China Sea dispute and focus on oil and gas deal
China and Philippines form steering group on sea resources as leaders meet amid growing tensions

Philippine leader has faced a growing domestic backlash after a Chinese vessel sank a Filipino ship, but Xi insists the two countries should cooperate despite ‘complicated changes’.

30 Aug 2019 - 12:18PM

Philippine leader has faced a growing domestic backlash after a Chinese vessel sank a Filipino ship, but Xi insists the two countries should cooperate despite ‘complicated changes’.

China and Philippines form steering group on sea resources as leaders meet amid growing tensions
Donald Trump changes trade war tack – again – with softer line on China

US president dials down the rhetoric, says Chinese negotiators contacted Washington for more talks on the weekend.

27 Aug 2019 - 12:00AM

US president dials down the rhetoric, says Chinese negotiators contacted Washington for more talks on the weekend.

Donald Trump changes trade war tack – again – with softer line on China
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to head to Beijing under pressure to take tough line on South China Sea

China should take steps to ease domestic demands on Duterte after sinking of Filipino fishing boat in contested waters, analyst says.

23 Aug 2019 - 10:09PM

China should take steps to ease domestic demands on Duterte after sinking of Filipino fishing boat in contested waters, analyst says.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to head to Beijing under pressure to take tough line on South China Sea
China urges foreign media to ‘help right public opinion wrongs’ on Hong Kong protests

Foreign ministry’s information department sends letter and ‘evidence of overseas interference’ to dozens of overseas news outlets, saying foreign media have an important role to play in guiding ‘misled’ public opinion on the city.

23 Aug 2019 - 12:03AM

Foreign ministry’s information department sends letter and ‘evidence of overseas interference’ to dozens of overseas news outlets, saying foreign media have an important role to play in guiding ‘misled’ public opinion on the city.

China urges foreign media to ‘help right public opinion wrongs’ on Hong Kong protests
China confirms detention of British consulate trade officer Simon Cheng Man-kit for 15 days

Foreign ministry says Simon Cheng held over violation of public security management regulations.

22 Aug 2019 - 5:59AM

Foreign ministry says Simon Cheng held over violation of public security management regulations.

China confirms detention of British consulate trade officer Simon Cheng Man-kit for 15 days
Donald Trump discusses China’s ‘wrongful detention’ of two Canadians with Justin Trudeau

White House’s first public comments for months on Kovrig and Spavor case come as trade relations with China continue to deteriorate.

18 Aug 2019 - 11:18PM

White House’s first public comments for months on Kovrig and Spavor case come as trade relations with China continue to deteriorate.

Donald Trump discusses China’s ‘wrongful detention’ of two Canadians with Justin Trudeau