Jack Lau

Jack Lau

Reporter, China

Jack joined the Post in 2020 after studying journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Before that, he read law in London and Hong Kong, where he assisted with research in Chinese legal institutions and civil dispute resolution.

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China and Russia to boost satellite navigation systems with new ground stations

The agreement aims to improve accuracy and reliability of BeiDou and GLONASS systems, which compete with US-owned GPS.

The agreement aims to improve accuracy and reliability of BeiDou and GLONASS systems, which compete with US-owned GPS.

30 Sep 2022 - 4:00PM
German-Japanese air exercise needed in face of China’s military build-up in region: defence minister

German ambassador to Tokyo says other deployments will follow in future because ‘the security situation in the region is relevant to us’.

German ambassador to Tokyo says other deployments will follow in future because ‘the security situation in the region is relevant to us’.

29 Sep 2022 - 8:20PM
China’s stealth fighter jets now seeing duty in all 5 theatre commands

Domestically produced J-20 stealth fighters are seeing more use in contested territorial regions, as China pushes forward with its stealth fighter programme.

Domestically produced J-20 stealth fighters are seeing more use in contested territorial regions, as China pushes forward with its stealth fighter programme.

28 Sep 2022 - 6:35PM
China tells UN it seeks end to Russia’s war in Ukraine as it warns on Taiwan

‘No country should abuse its power to bully other sovereign countries’, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi in speech laced with barbs aimed at US.

‘No country should abuse its power to bully other sovereign countries’, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi in speech laced with barbs aimed at US.

25 Sep 2022 - 12:28PM
China expands submarine base near South China Sea, satellite images show

Work has been under way at the Yulin Naval Base off Yalong Bay in Hainan for years, including for a dry dock for Type 002 aircraft carriers.

Work has been under way at the Yulin Naval Base off Yalong Bay in Hainan for years, including for a dry dock for Type 002 aircraft carriers.

23 Sep 2022 - 7:00PM
China repeats call for talks to end Ukraine war after Vladimir Putin threatens to use nuclear weapons

Beijing has tried to hold a balanced position but Russian leader may force it ‘to stay somewhat further away’ from him, one Chinese analyst says.

Beijing has tried to hold a balanced position but Russian leader may force it ‘to stay somewhat further away’ from him, one Chinese analyst says.

22 Sep 2022 - 11:00PM
Gulf states pledge to work with China on food and energy security issues and ensure supply chains

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met representatives of Gulf Cooperation Council, thanking them for support on Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and rights issues.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met representatives of Gulf Cooperation Council, thanking them for support on Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and rights issues.

21 Sep 2022 - 8:00PM
Biden says US troops would defend Taiwan from attack by Beijing

US president says American forces would protect the self-ruled island in the event of an ‘unprecedented attack’, but the United States is ‘not encouraging’ independence.

US president says American forces would protect the self-ruled island in the event of an ‘unprecedented attack’, but the United States is ‘not encouraging’ independence.

19 Sep 2022 - 2:30PM
China-India relations: Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi continue to keep each other at arm’s length

The pair did not hold face-to-face talks at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit despite both sides pulling back troops along the disputed border.

The pair did not hold face-to-face talks at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit despite both sides pulling back troops along the disputed border.

18 Sep 2022 - 11:00PM
China offers Russia ‘strong support on core interests’ as Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin meet for first time since Ukraine invasion

Putin said he understood China’s ‘questions and concerns’ about its war in Ukraine and would explain Moscow’s position.

Putin said he understood China’s ‘questions and concerns’ about its war in Ukraine and would explain Moscow’s position.

16 Sep 2022 - 4:16AM
China, Kazakhstan pledge more cooperation, political trust as they mark 30 years of ties

While the leaders of China and Kazakhstan promised more economic cooperation, their joint statement also stressed political assurances.

While the leaders of China and Kazakhstan promised more economic cooperation, their joint statement also stressed political assurances.

15 Sep 2022 - 7:37PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Kazakhstan on first trip abroad since pandemic began

China’s leader will also travel to Uzbekistan, where he is expected to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a regional security summit.

China’s leader will also travel to Uzbekistan, where he is expected to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a regional security summit.

14 Sep 2022 - 11:59PM
Chinese vice-president signs condolence book, lays wreaths for queen in Beijing

Wang Qishan stood for a moment of silence in front of the late monarch’s portrait at the British embassy in Beijing on Monday.

Wang Qishan stood for a moment of silence in front of the late monarch’s portrait at the British embassy in Beijing on Monday.

12 Sep 2022 - 6:35PM
China’s No 3 official Li Zhanshu calls for united front with Russia against Western sanctions

On the first leg of an 11-day trip, Li Zhanshu blasts Western sanctions against Russia and China and suggests both countries find more ways to ‘strengthen exchanges’.

On the first leg of an 11-day trip, Li Zhanshu blasts Western sanctions against Russia and China and suggests both countries find more ways to ‘strengthen exchanges’.

12 Sep 2022 - 8:02PM
Behind-the-scenes book reveals US-Britain battle over Huawei 5G

Senior intelligence officials among those pressured by the Donald Trump administration to ban the Chinese telecoms giant from British network.

Senior intelligence officials among those pressured by the Donald Trump administration to ban the Chinese telecoms giant from British network.

11 Sep 2022 - 3:17PM
China’s top lawmaker praises ‘resilience’ of Russia’s sanctions-hit economy

Li Zhanshu is in Vladivostok to attend the Eastern Economic Forum, the first stop on an 11-day tour, and met President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines.

Li Zhanshu is in Vladivostok to attend the Eastern Economic Forum, the first stop on an 11-day tour, and met President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines.

8 Sep 2022 - 12:05AM
China faces dilemma over military ties with Russia: move closer or start to back off?

Diplomatic observers say Beijing may be reluctant to deepen the military relationship with Moscow at the risk of further antagonising the US.

Diplomatic observers say Beijing may be reluctant to deepen the military relationship with Moscow at the risk of further antagonising the US.

4 Sep 2022 - 10:30PM
China joins Russia for Vostok war games as ties with US, allies worsen

Vostok war games take on added significance in view of Ukraine invasion as well as growing Western censure of Moscow and Beijing.

Vostok war games take on added significance in view of Ukraine invasion as well as growing Western censure of Moscow and Beijing.

1 Sep 2022 - 10:34PM
US Congress to weigh proposed US$1.1 billion weapons sale to Taiwan: report

The report comes less than a month after US Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island and condemned Beijing’s attempts to intimidate Taiwan.

The report comes less than a month after US Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island and condemned Beijing’s attempts to intimidate Taiwan.

6 Sep 2022 - 7:31PM
B-2 bomber’s missile upgrade ‘could threaten’ PLA warships: military analyst

US defence firm reveals it tested the extended-range weapons in December as part of a series of upgrades to the stealth bomber.

US defence firm reveals it tested the extended-range weapons in December as part of a series of upgrades to the stealth bomber.

30 Aug 2022 - 6:00AM
US sends warships through Taiwan Strait in first operation since Nancy Pelosi’s visit

The US navy said two cruisers, the USS Antietam and USS Chancellorsville, had passed through waters ‘beyond the territorial sea of any coastal state’.

The US navy said two cruisers, the USS Antietam and USS Chancellorsville, had passed through waters ‘beyond the territorial sea of any coastal state’.

28 Aug 2022 - 8:10PM
China’s second aircraft carrier, Shandong, and battle group train in the South China Sea

WeChat post and video show J-15 fighter jets taking off with the Shandong’s ski-jump ramp and landing on the deck aided by arrester wires.

WeChat post and video show J-15 fighter jets taking off with the Shandong’s ski-jump ramp and landing on the deck aided by arrester wires.

25 Aug 2022 - 6:10PM
US adds 7 Chinese aerospace and chip firms to export blacklist

State-affiliated entities involved in chip development and space programme join around 600 other Chinese firms on the list.

State-affiliated entities involved in chip development and space programme join around 600 other Chinese firms on the list.

24 Aug 2022 - 6:00PM
Mainland China, Taiwan and the US spread blame for rising tension, with charges of salami tactics all round

Beijing and Washington agree on one thing: the political and military status of the Taiwan Strait is being changed piece by piece.

Beijing and Washington agree on one thing: the political and military status of the Taiwan Strait is being changed piece by piece.

23 Aug 2022 - 11:42PM
Changing of the guard? China’s military may get a new leadership line-up

Four of seven members on the powerful Central Military Commission are at or have passed the retirement age and could step down at the upcoming party congress.

Four of seven members on the powerful Central Military Commission are at or have passed the retirement age and could step down at the upcoming party congress.

19 Aug 2022 - 2:45PM
Beijing set to begin search for new point man on cross-strait affairs

Few potential candidates to head State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office tick all the right boxes, with analysts pointing to a shortage of younger cadres able to take up senior roles.

Few potential candidates to head State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office tick all the right boxes, with analysts pointing to a shortage of younger cadres able to take up senior roles.

19 Aug 2022 - 2:46PM
Chinese customs seize thousands of maps over missing South China Sea ‘nine-dash line’

Offending maps also fail to include Beijing’s island claims in the East and South China seas, and lack a vetting number, officials reveal.

Offending maps also fail to include Beijing’s island claims in the East and South China seas, and lack a vetting number, officials reveal.

14 Aug 2022 - 7:02PM
Beijing carries out anti-submarine, sea assault drills around Taiwan

The People’s Liberation Army continues exercises around the island in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit last week.

The People’s Liberation Army continues exercises around the island in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit last week.

9 Aug 2022 - 3:50AM
Chinese warships and jets skirt Taiwanese coastline as Beijing tries to keep up pressure after Pelosi visit

As exercises encircling the island continue, state media publishes images showing a marine monitoring the coast deep inside territorial waters.

As exercises encircling the island continue, state media publishes images showing a marine monitoring the coast deep inside territorial waters.

6 Aug 2022 - 11:29PM
Taiwan says PLA simulated military attack on main island

A number of planes and ships observed conducting exercises in the strait, Taiwanese defence ministry says.

A number of planes and ships observed conducting exercises in the strait, Taiwanese defence ministry says.

6 Aug 2022 - 9:06PM