Daniel Bases

Daniel joined the Post as US correspondent in 2019 to cover the evolving US-China relationship. He’s an award-winning print and broadcast correspondent and editor who analyses and reports on financial markets, foreign policy and general news. He started his journalism career at CNN then spent 22 years with Reuters on assignments in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Daniel Bases
Daniel joined the Post as US correspondent in 2019 to cover the evolving US-China relationship. He’s an award-winning print and broadcast correspondent and editor who analyses and reports on financial markets, foreign policy and general news. He started his journalism career at CNN then spent 22 years with Reuters on assignments in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Latest from Daniel Bases

US farmers swamped by trade war tariffs and unprecedented rains

The heavy weather that is killing spring plantings, compounded by loss of Chinese market, may be escalating farm-related suicides.

15 Jun 2019 - 7:01AM

The heavy weather that is killing spring plantings, compounded by loss of Chinese market, may be escalating farm-related suicides.

US farmers swamped by trade war tariffs and unprecedented rains
US universities brace for decline in Chinese students after Beijing warning

American academia becomes newest front in US-China friction as tensions mount and distrust expands.

4 Jun 2019 - 11:10PM

American academia becomes newest front in US-China friction as tensions mount and distrust expands.

US universities brace for decline in Chinese students after Beijing warning
Next round of US tariffs on China at least a month away, says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

US studying impact on consumers ahead of decision on Trump’s threat to place levies on an additional US$300 billion in Chinese imports.

23 May 2019 - 5:43AM

US studying impact on consumers ahead of decision on Trump’s threat to place levies on an additional US$300 billion in Chinese imports.

Next round of US tariffs on China at least a month away, says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
As trade war talks collapse, investors pull cash from China-region equity funds

It is the third straight week of net outflows from US-based China-region funds, according to data from Lipper.

18 May 2019 - 2:31PM

It is the third straight week of net outflows from US-based China-region funds, according to data from Lipper.

As trade war talks collapse, investors pull cash from China-region equity funds
China’s Huawei says it will challenge US blacklisting and vows to limit impact on its operations

Telecoms giant says move by US Commerce Department will ‘affect tens of thousands of American jobs’.

17 May 2019 - 1:30PM

Telecoms giant says move by US Commerce Department will ‘affect tens of thousands of American jobs’.

China’s Huawei says it will challenge US blacklisting and vows to limit impact on its operations
Trump orders national emergency on information security; Commerce Department follows with Huawei restrictions

Executive order bars the use of telecoms equipment made by companies deemed a US national security threat, hindering the Chinese firm’s efforts to expand into the critical 5G market.

16 May 2019 - 10:26AM

Executive order bars the use of telecoms equipment made by companies deemed a US national security threat, hindering the Chinese firm’s efforts to expand into the critical 5G market.

Trump orders national emergency on information security; Commerce Department follows with Huawei restrictions
Donald Trump’s plan to buy US$15 billion of crops for humanitarian aid does not thrill farmers

‘Here’s a handout to make you happy? That doesn’t make us happy. We want our markets back,’ a farmer in Minnesota says.

13 May 2019 - 12:07PM

‘Here’s a handout to make you happy? That doesn’t make us happy. We want our markets back,’ a farmer in Minnesota says.

Donald Trump’s plan to buy US$15 billion of crops for humanitarian aid does not thrill farmers
Markets stage comeback after Friday trade war talks, despite Trump’s tariff increase on Chinese goods

US stocks recovered from a weeklong sell-off after the Trump administration followed through with a rise in duties at midnight.

11 May 2019 - 4:41AM

US stocks recovered from a weeklong sell-off after the Trump administration followed through with a rise in duties at midnight.

Markets stage comeback after Friday trade war talks, despite Trump’s tariff increase on Chinese goods
Hong Kong democracy advocates bring their protest against extradition bill to United States

Democratic Party founder Martin Lee and activist Nathan Law have been asked to testify about the bill before the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

10 May 2019 - 11:19AM

Democratic Party founder Martin Lee and activist Nathan Law have been asked to testify about the bill before the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

Hong Kong democracy advocates bring their protest against extradition bill to United States
US tariff threats rattle US stock markets, with major indexes all enduring sell-offs

Investors take two days of threats by Trump administration officials to heart, fearing Washington and Beijing will not meet Friday deadline for a deal.

8 May 2019 - 9:38AM

Investors take two days of threats by Trump administration officials to heart, fearing Washington and Beijing will not meet Friday deadline for a deal.

US tariff threats rattle US stock markets, with major indexes all enduring sell-offs
Wall Street whipsawed by Donald Trump’s surprise threat of additional tariffs on Chinese goods

The rebound in US stocks on Monday ‘leads me to think that while the markets are saying this isn’t much fun, this is still likely to blow over’, an analyst says.

7 May 2019 - 1:33PM

The rebound in US stocks on Monday ‘leads me to think that while the markets are saying this isn’t much fun, this is still likely to blow over’, an analyst says.

Wall Street whipsawed by Donald Trump’s surprise threat of additional tariffs on Chinese goods
Fired Morgan Stanley financial adviser seeks to clear his name in US college admissions scandal

Michael Wu introduced Chinese family to ‘fixer’ Rick Singer, who was paid US$6.5 million to help a student win acceptance to Stanford.

3 May 2019 - 10:46AM

Michael Wu introduced Chinese family to ‘fixer’ Rick Singer, who was paid US$6.5 million to help a student win acceptance to Stanford.

Fired Morgan Stanley financial adviser seeks to clear his name in US college admissions scandal
Chinese family reportedly paid US$6.5 million to ‘fixer’ for admission into Stanford

Chinese family allegedly paid US$6.5 million to mastermind of college-entry cheating scheme to assure child’s admission to Stanford University, US media reports.

3 May 2019 - 10:41AM

Chinese family allegedly paid US$6.5 million to mastermind of college-entry cheating scheme to assure child’s admission to Stanford University, US media reports.

Chinese family reportedly paid US$6.5 million to ‘fixer’ for admission into Stanford
US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he hopes the next trade talks will bring a deal or a decision to ‘move on’

The treasury secretary said that talks, which resume Tuesday in Beijing, “have made more progress than ever before” towards a real agreement.

30 Apr 2019 - 7:20AM

The treasury secretary said that talks, which resume Tuesday in Beijing, “have made more progress than ever before” towards a real agreement.

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he hopes the next trade talks will bring a deal or a decision to ‘move on’
China to be exposed to sanctions as US says it will end Iran oil import waivers on May 1

The move, announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, represents the Trump administration’s latest move to starve Iran of its main source of revenue.

23 Apr 2019 - 4:45PM

The move, announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, represents the Trump administration’s latest move to starve Iran of its main source of revenue.

China to be exposed to sanctions as US says it will end Iran oil import waivers on May 1
US investors maintain their steady push into Chinese equities as fund managers see value and opportunity

The anticipated end of the US-China trade war has helped alleviate the negative tone.

23 Apr 2019 - 12:41AM

The anticipated end of the US-China trade war has helped alleviate the negative tone.

US investors maintain their steady push into Chinese equities as fund managers see value and opportunity
‘The race to 5G is a race America must win’, Donald Trump says as US announces plans to accelerate high-speed wireless development

Washington to auction largest ever radio spectrum to support 5G telecommunications, with the Federal Communications Commission devoting US$20.4 billion to boost broadband in rural America.

13 Apr 2019 - 11:35PM

Washington to auction largest ever radio spectrum to support 5G telecommunications, with the Federal Communications Commission devoting US$20.4 billion to boost broadband in rural America.

‘The race to 5G is a race America must win’, Donald Trump says as US announces plans to accelerate high-speed wireless development
US focus on blocking China’s 5G technology misses bigger manufacturing risk

Venture capitalist Sean O’Sullivan says divided technology landscape would hand China an advantage.

12 Apr 2019 - 8:10PM

Venture capitalist Sean O’Sullivan says divided technology landscape would hand China an advantage.

US focus on blocking China’s 5G technology misses bigger manufacturing risk