Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.
Jun Mai
Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.

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No room for compromise with Hong Kong protesters, People’s Daily says

Unrest in the city is a struggle between safeguarding ‘one country, two systems’ and destroying it, and any attempts to challenge national sovereignty, security and unity are ‘doomed to fail’, Communist Party mouthpiece says.

18 Nov 2019 - 6:57PM

Unrest in the city is a struggle between safeguarding ‘one country, two systems’ and destroying it, and any attempts to challenge national sovereignty, security and unity are ‘doomed to fail’, Communist Party mouthpiece says.

No room for compromise with Hong Kong protesters, People’s Daily says
Chinese troops that cleaned up Hong Kong were from top counterterrorism brigade

Soldiers in bright basketball jerseys made no effort to hide their colours, but what was the real reason for them being on the streets?

18 Nov 2019 - 9:43AM

Soldiers in bright basketball jerseys made no effort to hide their colours, but what was the real reason for them being on the streets?

Chinese troops that cleaned up Hong Kong were from top counterterrorism brigade
US-China trade negotiators in ‘constructive’ phone call

Sides discuss ‘core issues’ for phase one trade agreement, Xinhua says.

17 Nov 2019 - 10:49PM

Sides discuss ‘core issues’ for phase one trade agreement, Xinhua says.

US-China trade negotiators in ‘constructive’ phone call
China accuses US and Britain of hypocrisy over violence in Hong Kong

Foreign ministry says London and Washington did not ‘sternly condemn’ torching of man in the city.

13 Nov 2019 - 2:00AM

Foreign ministry says London and Washington did not ‘sternly condemn’ torching of man in the city.

China accuses US and Britain of hypocrisy over violence in Hong Kong
Beijing says site for rescheduled Apec summit should be decided by consensus

Decision should ‘abide by the principle of consultation’, foreign ministry says in response to report US offered to co-host meeting with Chile on American soil.

9 Nov 2019 - 1:22AM

Decision should ‘abide by the principle of consultation’, foreign ministry says in response to report US offered to co-host meeting with Chile on American soil.

Beijing says site for rescheduled Apec summit should be decided by consensus
China still counting on Hong Kong to enact its own national security law ‘or the city will face unbearable cost’, says Beijing adviser

‘Costs for Hong Kong will be unbearable’ if it does not act, Wang Zhenmin says amid fears that Beijing could impose the legislation itself after last week’s meeting of Communist Party elite made national security a priority.

7 Nov 2019 - 11:35PM

‘Costs for Hong Kong will be unbearable’ if it does not act, Wang Zhenmin says amid fears that Beijing could impose the legislation itself after last week’s meeting of Communist Party elite made national security a priority.

China still counting on Hong Kong to enact its own national security law ‘or the city will face unbearable cost’, says Beijing adviser
Beijing gives Greater Bay Area fresh push as Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam reveals 16 new measures including easing of restrictions on buying homes and school enrolment

Chief executive, speaking in Beijing, makes it clear that Hong Kong’s role under the ambitious national development project has not diminished despite ongoing unrest.

7 Nov 2019 - 8:53AM

Chief executive, speaking in Beijing, makes it clear that Hong Kong’s role under the ambitious national development project has not diminished despite ongoing unrest.

Beijing gives Greater Bay Area fresh push as Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam reveals 16 new measures including easing of restrictions on buying homes and  school enrolment
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to meet Vice-Premier Han Zheng in Beijing for first official sit-down since protests erupted

Sources say she will be briefed on key policies on protest crisis, as well as enactment of national security law.

3 Nov 2019 - 10:56PM

Sources say she will be briefed on key policies on protest crisis, as well as enactment of national security law.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to meet Vice-Premier Han Zheng in Beijing for first official sit-down since protests erupted
How Beijing plans to use powers contained in Basic Law to tighten control over Hong Kong

Statements issued after Communist Party gathering stress importance of ‘one country, two systems’ but suggest closer focus on security and national sovereignty.

2 Nov 2019 - 3:44AM

Statements issued after Communist Party gathering stress importance of ‘one country, two systems’ but suggest closer focus on security and national sovereignty.

How Beijing plans to use powers contained in Basic Law to tighten control over Hong Kong
Beijing reiterates call for Hong Kong to prioritise national security, patriotic education

‘One country, two systems’ is key to China’s governance, and national education should be strengthened, especially for civil servants and youth, head of Basic Law committees says after Communist Party plenary.

1 Nov 2019 - 3:47PM

‘One country, two systems’ is key to China’s governance, and national education should be strengthened, especially for civil servants and youth, head of Basic Law committees says after Communist Party plenary.

Beijing reiterates call for Hong Kong to prioritise national security, patriotic education
China’s Communist Party elite wrap up meeting with pledge to safeguard national security in Hong Kong

Communique issued at end of four-day session says party will ‘establish a sound legal system and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security’ in the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

1 Nov 2019 - 10:49AM

Communique issued at end of four-day session says party will ‘establish a sound legal system and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security’ in the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

China’s Communist Party elite wrap up meeting with pledge to safeguard national security in Hong Kong
Blockchain endorsement from China’s Xi Jinping could lead to fraud and speculation, technology analysts warn

The endorsement prompted a surge in the price of bitcoin, while blockchain development companies and institutions celebrated the blessing for the industry.

4 Nov 2019 - 4:53PM

The endorsement prompted a surge in the price of bitcoin, while blockchain development companies and institutions celebrated the blessing for the industry.

Blockchain endorsement from China’s Xi Jinping could lead to fraud and speculation, technology analysts warn
China hits back after Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne attacks its human rights record

Foreign ministry in Beijing says criticism ‘ignored the facts’ after speech in Sydney highlighted Muslim detention camps in Xinjiang and arrest of writer Yang Henjun.

31 Oct 2019 - 1:01AM

Foreign ministry in Beijing says criticism ‘ignored the facts’ after speech in Sydney highlighted Muslim detention camps in Xinjiang and arrest of writer Yang Henjun.

China hits back after Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne attacks its human rights record
Soul-searching for China’s Communist Party elite as they consider way ahead

This week’s plenum has the task of determining how to meet the party’s biggest challenge – itself.

6 Nov 2019 - 2:24PM

This week’s plenum has the task of determining how to meet the party’s biggest challenge – itself.

Soul-searching for China’s Communist Party elite as they consider way ahead
‘Political bias and lies’: China slams US Vice-President Mike Pence over sweeping criticism

Foreign ministry says Pence is directly trying to undermine the country’s stability and development.

25 Oct 2019 - 10:51PM

Foreign ministry says Pence is directly trying to undermine the country’s stability and development.

‘Political bias and lies’: China slams US Vice-President Mike Pence over sweeping criticism
The curious corruption case of China’s former securities chief Liu Shiyu and his lenient treatment

Liu will not have to face court and will not lose his Communist Party membership despite ‘wrongdoings’ during his work.

22 Oct 2019 - 4:17PM

Liu will not have to face court and will not lose his Communist Party membership despite ‘wrongdoings’ during his work.

The curious corruption case of China’s former securities chief Liu Shiyu and his lenient treatment
Communist Party mouthpiece slams Hong Kong university chief’s call for police abuse probe

People’s Daily joins former Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying in condemning remarks by Chinese University vice chancellor Rocky Tuan.

20 Oct 2019 - 11:25PM

People’s Daily joins former Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying in condemning remarks by Chinese University vice chancellor Rocky Tuan.

Communist Party mouthpiece slams Hong Kong university chief’s call for police abuse probe
Low-key ceremony as Zhao Ziyang, who opposed Tiananmen crackdown, finally laid to rest

Ashes of former leader who opposed Tiananmen crackdown and his wife, Liang Boqi, buried in cemetery on outskirts of Beijing after protracted negotiations between family and the party.

18 Oct 2019 - 11:28PM

Ashes of former leader who opposed Tiananmen crackdown and his wife, Liang Boqi, buried in cemetery on outskirts of Beijing after protracted negotiations between family and the party.

Low-key ceremony as Zhao Ziyang, who opposed Tiananmen crackdown, finally laid to rest
Hunter Biden’s China investment firm is small fish in China’s private equity pond

Chinese-backed firm linked to Hunter Biden is a small player in China’s private equity market, public filings show.

14 Oct 2019 - 3:05PM

Chinese-backed firm linked to Hunter Biden is a small player in China’s private equity market, public filings show.

Hunter Biden’s China investment firm is small fish in China’s private equity pond
Chinese state media urges quicker trials and heavy sentences for Hong Kong protesters

People’s Daily says the city’s judiciary has been lenient, while Xinhua criticises the school of the 18-year-old shot in the chest by Hong Kong police for failing to denounce him.

8 Oct 2019 - 12:06AM

People’s Daily says the city’s judiciary has been lenient, while Xinhua criticises the school of the 18-year-old shot in the chest by Hong Kong police for failing to denounce him.

Chinese state media urges quicker trials and heavy sentences for Hong Kong protesters
Shooting of Hong Kong schoolboy Tsang Chi-kin ‘totally legal and appropriate’, Chinese state media says

At the time of the incident in Tsuen Wan, the life of the police officer ‘was under serious threat and he was forced to shoot’, Xinhua says in commentary.

2 Oct 2019 - 9:05PM

At the time of the incident in Tsuen Wan, the life of the police officer ‘was under serious threat and he was forced to shoot’, Xinhua says in commentary.

Shooting of Hong Kong schoolboy Tsang Chi-kin ‘totally legal and appropriate’, Chinese state media says
Xi Jinping to outline his vision of a strong China in grand National Day celebration

President will preside over meticulously planned events including lavish military parade to mark 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule.

1 Oct 2019 - 9:56AM

President will preside over meticulously planned events including lavish military parade to mark 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule.

Xi Jinping to outline his vision of a strong China in grand National Day celebration
Hong Kong protesters’ violent means defy liberal goals, leading Chinese writer Ren Yi says

Member of revolutionary Communist Party family accuses radical demonstrators of damaging localism.

1 Oct 2019 - 11:03AM

Member of revolutionary Communist Party family accuses radical demonstrators of damaging localism.

Hong Kong protesters’ violent means defy liberal goals, leading Chinese writer Ren Yi says
Ye Xuanping, a Chinese economic reform warrior, dies, aged 94

The son of a founding military marshal, Ye ruled Guangdong province for two decades, forging ties with tycoons and officials throughout the region.

18 Sep 2019 - 12:59AM

The son of a founding military marshal, Ye ruled Guangdong province for two decades, forging ties with tycoons and officials throughout the region.

Ye Xuanping, a Chinese economic reform warrior, dies, aged 94
Is China’s police chief playing a new part in Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong?

The man overseeing public security on the mainland appeared at a presidential meeting with Macau’s new leader.

13 Sep 2019 - 11:49PM

The man overseeing public security on the mainland appeared at a presidential meeting with Macau’s new leader.

Is China’s police chief playing a new part in Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong?
Chinese report ‘names and shames’ Fortune 500 firms for mislabelling its territories

Researchers produce study to highlight ‘failings’ of firms like CK Hutchison Holdings, AIA Group and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.

12 Sep 2019 - 11:07PM

Researchers produce study to highlight ‘failings’ of firms like CK Hutchison Holdings, AIA Group and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.

Chinese report ‘names and shames’ Fortune 500 firms for mislabelling its territories
Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s appeal for leniency for protesters gets cool reception from Chinese media

If billionaire wants to help young people he should build more low-cost housing in the city, official says.

11 Sep 2019 - 10:34PM

If billionaire wants to help young people he should build more low-cost housing in the city, official says.

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s appeal for leniency for protesters gets cool reception from Chinese media
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Pakistan amid tensions over Kashmir

He is expected to join a trilateral dialogue with his counterparts from Pakistan and Afghanistan, and observers say he may try to mediate in dispute between Islamabad and New Delhi.

7 Sep 2019 - 9:58PM

He is expected to join a trilateral dialogue with his counterparts from Pakistan and Afghanistan, and observers say he may try to mediate in dispute between Islamabad and New Delhi.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Pakistan amid tensions over Kashmir
Xi Jinping names ‘Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan’ as a risk for the Chinese Communist Party

Chinese leader warns officials to be ready to ‘struggle against’ challenge from the three regions.

5 Sep 2019 - 7:18PM

Chinese leader warns officials to be ready to ‘struggle against’ challenge from the three regions.

Xi Jinping names ‘Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan’ as a risk for the Chinese Communist Party
Beijing calls on all Hong Kong institutions to fight ‘violent criminals’ and end protests

Top policy office urges government branches including judiciary and all sectors of society to take ending the violence as ‘most pressing task’.

4 Sep 2019 - 3:18AM

Top policy office urges government branches including judiciary and all sectors of society to take ending the violence as ‘most pressing task’.

Beijing calls on all Hong Kong institutions to fight ‘violent criminals’ and end protests