Eduardo Baptista

Hong Kong

Eduardo Baptista

Reporter, China

Eduardo Baptista is a Portuguese-Korean reporter who joined the Post in 2020. He was previously a freelancer based in Beijing and Hong Kong, writing for The Economist, CNN, and Foreign Policy, among others. He holds a bachelor’s in History from the University of Cambridge and was a Yenching Scholar at Peking University.

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Brazil’s coronavirus vaccine squabble another fight over US, China influence

Local argument over the country’s vaccination strategy is really another front in Beijing and Washington’s tug of war.

28 Oct 2020 - 10:38PM

Local argument over the country’s vaccination strategy is really another front in Beijing and Washington’s tug of war.

Brazil’s coronavirus vaccine squabble another fight over US, China influence
Trump-Biden final debate offers some pointers for US policy in Asia

Candidates repeatedly accuse each other of having nefarious ties to Beijing and Moscow. North Korea, India mentioned but China gets the most airtime in foreign policy discussions.

24 Oct 2020 - 9:00AM

Candidates repeatedly accuse each other of having nefarious ties to Beijing and Moscow. North Korea, India mentioned but China gets the most airtime in foreign policy discussions.

Trump-Biden final debate offers some pointers for US policy in Asia
China, EU step up to carbon cut challenge as US exits Paris climate deal

Washington to quit the agreement one day before the US elections but other powers are already taking up the reins.

28 Oct 2020 - 10:53AM

Washington to quit the agreement one day before the US elections but other powers are already taking up the reins.

China, EU step up to carbon cut challenge as US exits Paris climate deal
From China to Greta Thunberg, the coronavirus is held up as a climate wake-up call

Activists hail the opportunity for a ‘green recovery’ from the pandemic but find tension between governments’ carbon neutral goals and fossil fuel-powered production.

18 Oct 2020 - 10:52PM

Activists hail the opportunity for a ‘green recovery’ from the pandemic but find tension between governments’ carbon neutral goals and fossil fuel-powered production.

From China to Greta Thunberg, the coronavirus is held up as a climate wake-up call
Coronavirus: test that can detect pathogen in 5 minutes developed by Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna

California-based researchers develop a test that can detect the coronavirus using gene-editing technology and a modified mobile phone camera.

10 Oct 2020 - 5:25PM

California-based researchers develop a test that can detect the coronavirus using gene-editing technology and a modified mobile phone camera.

Coronavirus: test that can detect pathogen in 5 minutes developed by Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna
US-China relations: Xi Jinping sends best wishes to Donald Trump a day after Covid-19 diagnosis

Even North Korea’s Kim Jong-un sent his ‘sincere’ wishes for the US President’s recovery, but China’s leader was much slower to respond.

4 Oct 2020 - 12:01AM

Even North Korea’s Kim Jong-un sent his ‘sincere’ wishes for the US President’s recovery, but China’s leader was much slower to respond.

US-China relations: Xi Jinping sends best wishes to Donald Trump a day after Covid-19 diagnosis
NBA player Rudy Gobert shows support for Uygurs in Xinjiang

Utah Jazz centre shares post by actor and human rights activist Omar Sy on Instagram.

3 Oct 2020 - 11:25PM

Utah Jazz centre shares post by actor and human rights activist Omar Sy on Instagram.

NBA player Rudy Gobert shows support for Uygurs in Xinjiang
UN biodiversity summit: Chinese president takes veiled swipe at US over unilateralism

Xi Jinping condemns unilateralism and calls for more cooperation in speech to United Nations gathering.

1 Oct 2020 - 6:38PM

Xi Jinping condemns unilateralism and calls for more cooperation in speech to United Nations gathering.

UN biodiversity summit: Chinese president takes veiled swipe at US over unilateralism
Greta Thunberg criticises China after climate striker Ou Hongyi held over protest

Hongyi and three other Chinese protesters detained in Shanghai shopping district following silent demonstration.

29 Sep 2020 - 9:06PM

Hongyi and three other Chinese protesters detained in Shanghai shopping district following silent demonstration.

Greta Thunberg criticises China after climate striker Ou Hongyi held over protest
Pope cancels Pompeo meeting as China bishops deal up for renewal

Vatican tells the US that meeting before November presidential election might be seen as sign of support for Donald Trump, Italian newspaper reports.

29 Sep 2020 - 8:13PM

Vatican tells the US that meeting before November presidential election might be seen as sign of support for Donald Trump, Italian newspaper reports.

Pope cancels Pompeo meeting as China bishops deal up for renewal
Tiny Muslim community in China’s Hainan becomes latest target for religious crackdown

The Utsuls of Hainan island are only around 10,000 strong, but are now facing increasing surveillance and a crackdown on traditional clothing.

30 Sep 2020 - 10:50AM

The Utsuls of Hainan island are only around 10,000 strong, but are now facing increasing surveillance and a crackdown on traditional clothing.

Tiny Muslim community in China’s Hainan becomes latest target for religious crackdown
Just ask Clinton; US presidential election can flip on the ‘October surprise’

Republicans and Democrats eye each other with suspicion as campaigns look for vote-shifting shock event before November.

29 Sep 2020 - 11:16AM

Republicans and Democrats eye each other with suspicion as campaigns look for vote-shifting shock event before November.

Just ask Clinton; US presidential election can flip on the ‘October surprise’
China ‘more than other states’ looks to future sea route through resource-rich Arctic, study says

Waterway that will emerge as rising temperatures cause ice to melt has drawn most interest from Chinese officials and academics, researchers find.

22 Sep 2020 - 2:44PM

Waterway that will emerge as rising temperatures cause ice to melt has drawn most interest from Chinese officials and academics, researchers find.

China ‘more than other states’ looks to future sea route through resource-rich Arctic, study says
US Coast Guard report criticises China for illegal fishing and aggressive tactics

Thousands of vessels ‘coerce and intimidate legitimate fishers in support of the Chinese Communist Party’s long-term maritime strategic goals’, report says.

20 Sep 2020 - 8:40PM

Thousands of vessels ‘coerce and intimidate legitimate fishers in support of the Chinese Communist Party’s long-term maritime strategic goals’, report says.

US Coast Guard report criticises China for illegal fishing and aggressive tactics
China clears lawyer in #MeToo storm of child rape claims but orders deportation

Top prosecutor says accuser did not provide evidence to support allegations against Bao Yuming.

17 Sep 2020 - 11:03PM

Top prosecutor says accuser did not provide evidence to support allegations against Bao Yuming.

China clears lawyer in #MeToo storm of child rape claims but orders deportation
‘Artificial coronavirus’ study linked to Steve Bannon and Chinese fugitive Guo Wengui

Guo-backed Rule of Law Foundation listed on non-peer-reviewed paper’s title page.

17 Sep 2020 - 12:23AM

Guo-backed Rule of Law Foundation listed on non-peer-reviewed paper’s title page.

‘Artificial coronavirus’ study linked to Steve Bannon and Chinese fugitive Guo Wengui
China invites EU leaders to ‘see real situation in Xinjiang’ amid claims of Uygur detention and abuse

Previous foreign delegations to the home of Uygur minorities have been carefully controlled, limited in scope and labelled Chinese propaganda tools.

15 Sep 2020 - 11:03PM

Previous foreign delegations to the home of Uygur minorities have been carefully controlled, limited in scope and labelled Chinese propaganda tools.

China invites EU leaders to ‘see real situation in Xinjiang’ amid claims of Uygur detention and abuse
Beijing will impose ‘reciprocal restrictions’ on US diplomats in China – including Hong Kong

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian calls the measures an ‘appropriate, mandatory response’ to Washington’s rule change for Chinese diplomats last week.

11 Sep 2020 - 11:54PM

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian calls the measures an ‘appropriate, mandatory response’ to Washington’s rule change for Chinese diplomats last week.

Beijing will impose ‘reciprocal restrictions’ on US diplomats in China – including Hong Kong
China’s Peruvian mines face protests over Covid-19 risks

Trade unions and non-governmental organisations accuse Chinese companies of covering up ‘true number’ of cases.

6 Sep 2020 - 11:33PM

Trade unions and non-governmental organisations accuse Chinese companies of covering up ‘true number’ of cases.

China’s Peruvian mines face protests over Covid-19 risks
Manila’s big bet on China’s online gambling habit gives Beijing post-coronavirus headache

Estimated US$145 billion spent each year by Chinese gamblers on illegal betting sites, many streamed from the Philippines.

26 Aug 2020 - 3:36PM

Estimated US$145 billion spent each year by Chinese gamblers on illegal betting sites, many streamed from the Philippines.

Manila’s big bet on China’s online gambling habit gives Beijing post-coronavirus headache
Chinese armed forces continue to ramp up coastal exercises by announcing further drills

Latest exercise off coast of Guangdong means four overlapping military and coastguard exercises will be taking place next week.

23 Aug 2020 - 10:50PM

Latest exercise off coast of Guangdong means four overlapping military and coastguard exercises will be taking place next week.

Chinese armed forces continue to ramp up coastal exercises by announcing further drills
Coronavirus likely to be on agenda as China’s top diplomat heads to South Korea

Politburo member Yang Jiechi set to meet Seoul’s national security chief in Busan.

21 Aug 2020 - 2:35PM

Politburo member Yang Jiechi set to meet Seoul’s national security chief in Busan.

Coronavirus likely to be on agenda as China’s top diplomat heads to South Korea
US pressure unlikely to turn Brazilians off TikTok, Huawei and other Chinese tech

Brazil’s politicians conflicted over whether to follow American bans but China’s technology products are people’s choice.

15 Aug 2020 - 11:04AM

Brazil’s politicians conflicted over whether to follow American bans but China’s technology products are people’s choice.

US pressure unlikely to turn Brazilians off TikTok, Huawei and other Chinese tech
K-pop star Jay Park’s appointment as judge on Chinese hip hop reality show sparks anger on social media

Korean-American K-pop star Jay Park will join the judging panel of The Rap of China for its fourth season, but the announcement was met with much criticism from fans of the Chinese hip hop reality show.

14 Aug 2020 - 3:08PM

Korean-American K-pop star Jay Park will join the judging panel of The Rap of China for its fourth season, but the announcement was met with much criticism from fans of the Chinese hip hop reality show.

K-pop star Jay Park’s appointment as judge on Chinese hip hop reality show sparks anger on social media
Will WeChat ban cut US-run Macau casinos’ vital link to China clients?

The popular social messaging app is a critical communication tool for American operators in the city and their patrons in mainland China.

11 Aug 2020 - 9:56AM

The popular social messaging app is a critical communication tool for American operators in the city and their patrons in mainland China.

Will WeChat ban cut US-run Macau casinos’ vital link to China clients?
Innocent man released in China after record 9,778 days in prison

Belated justice for Zhang Yuhuan whose life was overturned when he was wrongfully convicted of murdering two boys in 1995.

6 Aug 2020 - 10:58PM

Belated justice for Zhang Yuhuan whose life was overturned when he was wrongfully convicted of murdering two boys in 1995.

Innocent man released in China after record 9,778 days in prison
Chinese soccer commentators fired for thanking Covid-19 for infecting rival Super League player

Clip shared online showed pair joking about Henan Jianye’s Christian Bassogog being put out of action by coronavirus.

4 Aug 2020 - 4:26AM

Clip shared online showed pair joking about Henan Jianye’s Christian Bassogog being put out of action by coronavirus.

Chinese soccer commentators fired for thanking Covid-19 for infecting rival Super League player
Donald Trump the deal maker may look to North Korea for US election ‘October surprise’

An October surprise is a strategy common to US presidential elections aimed at winning public support just before voters go to the polls.

3 Aug 2020 - 6:05AM

An October surprise is a strategy common to US presidential elections aimed at winning public support just before voters go to the polls.

Donald Trump the deal maker may look to North Korea for US election ‘October surprise’
Howey Ou, China’s version of Greta Thunberg, pays price for climate activism

They’re both 17, and she looks to the Swede for inspiration, but in China Howey Ou has had run-ins with the authorities and been barred from her school.

7 Aug 2020 - 1:30PM

They’re both 17, and she looks to the Swede for inspiration, but in China Howey Ou has had run-ins with the authorities and been barred from her school.

Howey Ou, China’s version of Greta Thunberg, pays price for climate activism
China, India forge peace on one border as other frictions emerge, this time in Iran

An economic and security pact between Beijing and Tehran could jeopardise New Delhi’s strategic plan to invest in the Iranian port of Chabahar, analysts say.

30 Jul 2020 - 4:10PM

An economic and security pact between Beijing and Tehran could jeopardise New Delhi’s strategic plan to invest in the Iranian port of Chabahar, analysts say.

China, India forge peace on one border as other frictions emerge, this time in Iran