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.
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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US-China trade talks: Steven Mnuchin positive after ‘productive meetings’

WeChat account linked to Chinese state media says teams share ‘good atmosphere’ also cited by White House’s Larry Kudlow – but have major differences to reconcile.

15 Feb 2019 - 7:24PM
US-China trade talks: Steven Mnuchin positive after ‘productive meetings’

WeChat account linked to Chinese state media says teams share ‘good atmosphere’ also cited by White House’s Larry Kudlow – but have major differences to reconcile.

Race on in Beijing to reach China-US trade deal before time runs out on tariff truce

Top representatives from China and the US meet as deadline looms.

14 Feb 2019 - 11:12PM
Race on in Beijing to reach China-US trade deal before time runs out on tariff truce

Top representatives from China and the US meet as deadline looms.

Think smarter and carry a bigger stick in Asia, China-watchers urge US President Donald Trump’s administration

Group of analysts and former US officials call on America to turn its attention to developing the technology of the future and building international alliances to address China’s rise.

14 Feb 2019 - 1:53AM
Think smarter and carry a bigger stick in Asia, China-watchers urge US President Donald Trump’s administration

Group of analysts and former US officials call on America to turn its attention to developing the technology of the future and building international alliances to address China’s rise.

China upset as India’s Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for new airport in Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi urged to ‘respect Chinese interests and concerns, cherish the momentum of improving relations’ as Beijing firmly opposes leader’s visit.

9 Feb 2019 - 10:40PM
China upset as India’s Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for new airport in Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi urged to ‘respect Chinese interests and concerns, cherish the momentum of improving relations’ as Beijing firmly opposes leader’s visit.

‘Still chance of a breakthrough’ in China-US trade war even if Donald Trump holds off on talks with Xi Jinping

Chinese and American officials meeting in Beijing next week might be able to hammer out an agreement in principle to stave off tariff rises, observers say.

8 Feb 2019 - 11:19PM
‘Still chance of a breakthrough’ in China-US trade war even if Donald Trump holds off on talks with Xi Jinping

Chinese and American officials meeting in Beijing next week might be able to hammer out an agreement in principle to stave off tariff rises, observers say.

Beijing sends fleet of ships to disputed South China Sea island ‘to stop Philippines building facilities’

Number of ships sent to Spratly Islands reached 95 in mid-December in what US monitors believe was part of an effort to coerce Manila into stopping construction work.

9 Feb 2019 - 11:41AM
Beijing sends fleet of ships to disputed South China Sea island ‘to stop Philippines building facilities’

Number of ships sent to Spratly Islands reached 95 in mid-December in what US monitors believe was part of an effort to coerce Manila into stopping construction work.

Why China feels it has little to gain from linking Huawei case to latest US trade war talks

Beijing is unlikely to gain much by linking criminal probe into Chinese tech giant with latest trade negotiations.

30 Jan 2019 - 1:02AM
Why China feels it has little to gain from linking Huawei case to latest US trade war talks

Beijing is unlikely to gain much by linking criminal probe into Chinese tech giant with latest trade negotiations.

Young Americans seen as ‘future of China-US relations’ as scholars reflect on soft power

Officials and experts at seminar ponder why US cultural exports like Hollywood movies are global hits but Chinese efforts miss the mark.

29 Jan 2019 - 12:25AM
Young Americans seen as ‘future of China-US relations’ as scholars reflect on soft power

Officials and experts at seminar ponder why US cultural exports like Hollywood movies are global hits but Chinese efforts miss the mark.

Huawei calls for swift resolution of Sabrina Meng Wanzhou case; US confirms it continues to seek her extradition

Tech firm’s chairman makes remarks on sidelines of the global economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.

23 Jan 2019 - 5:42AM
Huawei calls for swift resolution of Sabrina Meng Wanzhou case; US confirms it continues to seek her extradition

Tech firm’s chairman makes remarks on sidelines of the global economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.

143 former China diplomats and academics write to Xi Jinping demanding Canadian detainees be freed

Open letter to Chinese president warns of less dialogue and greater distrust, says ‘both China and the rest of the world will be worse off as a result’.

22 Jan 2019 - 5:20PM
143 former China diplomats and academics write to Xi Jinping demanding Canadian detainees be freed

Open letter to Chinese president warns of less dialogue and greater distrust, says ‘both China and the rest of the world will be worse off as a result’.

Is the US overreacting to the China threat? Yes, but Beijing’s iron grip isn’t helping, says leading Harvard professor

William Kirby warns Beijing’s increasing ideological grip could backfire by encouraging US hardliners and hampering educational development.

19 Jan 2019 - 12:42PM
Is the US overreacting to the China threat? Yes, but Beijing’s iron grip isn’t helping, says leading Harvard professor

William Kirby warns Beijing’s increasing ideological grip could backfire by encouraging US hardliners and hampering educational development.

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He accepts invitation to visit Washington this month for talks to end trade war

Vice-premier will lead a Chinese delegation to Washington on January 30 and 31 in hopes of progress toward a trade deal.

16 Jan 2019 - 1:14PM
China’s Vice-Premier Liu He accepts invitation to visit Washington this month for talks to end trade war

Vice-premier will lead a Chinese delegation to Washington on January 30 and 31 in hopes of progress toward a trade deal.

China won’t tolerate interference in Taiwan, military chief warns US

General Li Zuocheng also called for efforts to strengthen trust and communication and manage risks during meeting with US Navy commander Admiral John Richardson in Beijing.

16 Jan 2019 - 5:30AM
China won’t tolerate interference in Taiwan, military chief warns US

General Li Zuocheng also called for efforts to strengthen trust and communication and manage risks during meeting with US Navy commander Admiral John Richardson in Beijing.

US Navy commander hails ‘constructive and candid’ talks with Chinese counterparts
  • Admiral John Richardson met senior figures from the PLA as part of a visit designed to reduce friction between the two sides.
14 Jan 2019 - 11:26PM
US Navy commander hails ‘constructive and candid’ talks with Chinese counterparts
  • Admiral John Richardson met senior figures from the PLA as part of a visit designed to reduce friction between the two sides.
Donald Trump won’t be at Davos, but trade talks could go on without him

US president has cancelled his trip to the World Economic Forum, where he had been tipped to hold a meeting with Wang Qishan.

12 Jan 2019 - 11:26AM
Donald Trump won’t be at Davos, but trade talks could go on without him

US president has cancelled his trip to the World Economic Forum, where he had been tipped to hold a meeting with Wang Qishan.

Will Beijing follow through on industrial reform? That’s the next big question in the US-China trade war

Analyst says creation of framework to monitor Chinese action is difficult but negotiations will continue as Vice Premier Liu He is expected to visit US.

10 Jan 2019 - 11:16PM
Will Beijing follow through on industrial reform? That’s the next big question in the US-China trade war

Analyst says creation of framework to monitor Chinese action is difficult but negotiations will continue as Vice Premier Liu He is expected to visit US.

US-China trade war talks end on a positive note, as American delegate says they went ‘just fine’

Beijing says it will release details of the three-day negotiations ‘soon’.

10 Jan 2019 - 5:31AM
US-China trade war talks end on a positive note, as American delegate says they went ‘just fine’

Beijing says it will release details of the three-day negotiations ‘soon’.

Chinese VP Liu He makes surprise appearance on first day of China-US trade talks, despite absence of America’s heavy hitters

Leaked photos show vice-premier meeting US delegates, along with large Chinese delegation. Issues such as intellectual property, non-tariff measures and agricultural and industrial purchases reported to be on agenda.

8 Jan 2019 - 2:48PM
Chinese VP Liu He makes surprise appearance on first day of China-US trade talks, despite absence of America’s heavy hitters

Leaked photos show vice-premier meeting US delegates, along with large Chinese delegation. Issues such as intellectual property, non-tariff measures and agricultural and industrial purchases reported to be on agenda.

China’s Chang’e 4 lunar probe sends first photo of far side of the moon after historic soft landing

The soft landing by Chang’e 4, for the start of a historic survey of a lunar region that has never been explored, was completed at around 10.30am on Thursday, Hong Kong time.

3 Jan 2019 - 10:15PM
China’s Chang’e 4 lunar probe sends first photo of far side of the moon after historic soft landing

The soft landing by Chang’e 4, for the start of a historic survey of a lunar region that has never been explored, was completed at around 10.30am on Thursday, Hong Kong time.

Chinese and Americans united by the migrant experience find warmth on a cold Beijing night

Trade war tensions were left at the door as 200 people gathered for a cultural exchange with a group of ordinary Americans living in the capital.

24 Jan 2019 - 6:48PM
Chinese and Americans united by the migrant experience find warmth on a cold Beijing night

Trade war tensions were left at the door as 200 people gathered for a cultural exchange with a group of ordinary Americans living in the capital.

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