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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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
Senior Chinese leaders lay down law in southern China amid ongoing protests across Hong Kong border

Vice-President emphasises Communist Party’s connection to Chinese history, while officials stress the importance of fighting ‘foreign subversion’ amid ongoing clashes between Hong Kong police and protesters.

2 Sep 2019 - 11:39PM

Vice-President emphasises Communist Party’s connection to Chinese history, while officials stress the importance of fighting ‘foreign subversion’ amid ongoing clashes between Hong Kong police and protesters.

Senior Chinese leaders lay down law in southern China amid ongoing protests across  Hong Kong border
China adds crude oil to tariffs list for first time in targeted retaliation against US

Beijing will also resume imposing duties on American cars in what observers say is a restrained but focused response to latest US tariffs.

24 Aug 2019 - 11:56PM

Beijing will also resume imposing duties on American cars in what observers say is a restrained but focused response to latest US tariffs.

China adds crude oil to tariffs list for first time in targeted retaliation against US
Existing Hong Kong law can put end to crisis, Beijing’s legal advisers say

The city’s leaders have the legal tools at their disposal to resolve the ‘unrest and restore law and order’.

16 Aug 2019 - 1:13AM

The city’s leaders have the legal tools at their disposal to resolve the ‘unrest and restore law and order’.

Existing Hong Kong law can put end to crisis, Beijing’s legal advisers say
‘Risks still too big’ for China to send in troops to quell Hong Kong unrest

Chinese government advisers say Beijing has not reached direct intervention point but that could change if the violence continues.

15 Aug 2019 - 9:45AM

Chinese government advisers say Beijing has not reached direct intervention point but that could change if the violence continues.

‘Risks still too big’ for China to send in troops to quell Hong Kong unrest
Defend your home against radical protesters, Beijing urges Hongkongers amid ongoing extradition bill unrest

China’s top agency overseeing city affairs warns against angry youth going too far, but also appeals for peace.

7 Aug 2019 - 1:28AM

China’s top agency overseeing city affairs warns against angry youth going too far, but also appeals for peace.

Defend your home against radical protesters, Beijing urges Hongkongers amid ongoing extradition bill unrest
China calls India’s move to scrap Kashmir’s special status ‘not acceptable’ and not binding

Beijing urges New Delhi to abide by bilateral agreements and avoid acts that further complicate border issues.

7 Aug 2019 - 4:39AM

Beijing urges New Delhi to abide by bilateral agreements and avoid acts that further complicate border issues.

China calls India’s move to scrap Kashmir’s special status ‘not acceptable’ and not binding
Beijing again gives ‘unflagging support’ to Carrie Lam, warns Hong Kong is entering ‘most dangerous phase’

Communist Party mouthpiece calls on city to put a stop to violent and continued social unrest as ‘no place can survive such turmoil’.

6 Aug 2019 - 1:51AM

Communist Party mouthpiece calls on city to put a stop to violent and continued social unrest as ‘no place can survive such turmoil’.

Beijing again gives ‘unflagging support’ to Carrie Lam, warns Hong Kong is entering ‘most dangerous phase’
China ‘won’t give an inch’ after Donald Trump threatens more tariffs for failing to make sufficient concessions to US

Defiant Beijing warns Washington it must ‘bear the consequences’ after series of tweets from president announce plan to impose 10 per cent levy on US$300 billion of Chinese goods.

3 Aug 2019 - 9:43AM

Defiant Beijing warns Washington it must ‘bear the consequences’ after series of tweets from president announce plan to impose 10 per cent levy on US$300 billion of Chinese goods.

China ‘won’t give an inch’ after Donald Trump threatens more tariffs for failing to make sufficient concessions to US
Silence broken, Beijing looks for ways to take message direct to the Hong Kong public

The central government is exploring ways to make its position known to the city’s people, sources say.

2 Aug 2019 - 6:23PM

The central government is exploring ways to make its position known to the city’s people, sources say.

Silence broken, Beijing looks for ways to take message direct to the Hong Kong public
US President Donald Trump calls protests ‘riots’ and an issue between Hong Kong and Beijing

It comes after top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi accuses US and other Western nations of ‘fanning the fires’ of unrest in the city.

3 Aug 2019 - 9:45AM

It comes after top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi accuses US and other Western nations of ‘fanning the fires’ of unrest in the city.

US President Donald Trump calls protests ‘riots’ and an issue between Hong Kong and Beijing
China claims most Muslim detainees have been released from Xinjiang camps

‘Most of them have completed their study and found new jobs,’ official says – but researcher says detainees have been sent to do compulsory work.

31 Jul 2019 - 2:44PM

‘Most of them have completed their study and found new jobs,’ official says – but researcher says detainees have been sent to do compulsory work.

China claims most Muslim detainees have been released from Xinjiang camps
Beijing tells Hong Kong return to normality ‘the most pressing priority’ in response to unrest and protests that followed extradition bill controversy

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office also heaps praise on city’s police force, which is under fire over its handling of anti-government protests.

30 Jul 2019 - 7:25AM

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office also heaps praise on city’s police force, which is under fire over its handling of anti-government protests.

Beijing tells Hong Kong return to normality ‘the most pressing priority’ in response to unrest and protests that followed extradition bill controversy
Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin joins Communist Party chiefs at funeral of Tiananmen premier Li Peng

Xi Jinping and other senior leaders lead the mourning for Li, a controversial figure who was accused of playing a key role in the bloody suppression of pro-democracy protesters in 1989.

30 Jul 2019 - 5:16PM

Xi Jinping and other senior leaders lead the mourning for Li, a controversial figure who was accused of playing a key role in the bloody suppression of pro-democracy protesters in 1989.

Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin joins Communist Party chiefs at funeral of Tiananmen premier Li Peng
Beijing says People’s Liberation Army is a ‘pillar of stability’ for Hong Kong

Troops will continue to serve city in accordance with the law, foreign ministry spokeswoman says.

27 Jul 2019 - 8:58AM

Troops will continue to serve city in accordance with the law, foreign ministry spokeswoman says.

Beijing says People’s Liberation Army is a ‘pillar of stability’ for Hong Kong
Former Chinese premier Li Peng dies, aged 90

Known in China as a ‘loyal communist warrior’, Li is also remembered abroad as the ‘Tiananmen Butcher’ for his hardline backing of the crackdown on student-led protests in 1989.

24 Jul 2019 - 9:38AM

Known in China as a ‘loyal communist warrior’, Li is also remembered abroad as the ‘Tiananmen Butcher’ for his hardline backing of the crackdown on student-led protests in 1989.

Former Chinese premier Li Peng dies, aged 90