Keegan Elmer

Beijing

Keegan Elmer

Reporter, China

Keegan Elmer is a reporter at the Post covering China in world affairs, including US-China relations and China's relationship with its neighbours. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Helsinki.

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China-EU investment deal: smaller countries question whether France and Germany have their best interests at heart

One diplomat says that role played by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron risks undermining the bloc’s role in dealing with Beijing

One diplomat says that role played by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron risks undermining the bloc’s role in dealing with Beijing

China-EU investment deal: smaller countries question whether France and Germany have their best interests at heart
17 Jan 2021 - 9:45PM
China and European ‘17+1’ nations ‘revive summit plans, aiming for February’

Long-delayed meeting could happen early next month, with European diplomat saying Beijing wants to signal its ties with Europe to the new US administration.

Long-delayed meeting could happen early next month, with European diplomat saying Beijing wants to signal its ties with Europe to the new US administration.

China and European ‘17+1’ nations ‘revive summit plans, aiming for February’
15 Jan 2021 - 1:54AM
India returns Chinese soldier who strayed across disputed border

The handover is a rare positive development as the months-long stand-off continues along the frontier.

The handover is a rare positive development as the months-long stand-off continues along the frontier.

India returns Chinese soldier who strayed across disputed border
11 Jan 2021 - 10:48PM
China warns its citizens in Washington to take safety precautions against protests and virus

Chinese state media outlets and commentators are closely following and sharing images of the unfolding situation in the US.

Chinese state media outlets and commentators are closely following and sharing images of the unfolding situation in the US.

China warns its citizens in Washington to take safety precautions against protests and virus
7 Jan 2021 - 3:08PM
Chinese man jailed for more than six years over medical equipment scam at height of coronavirus pandemic

The fraudster from Hubei province collected orders worth US$61,000 but spent most of the money on online gambling.

The fraudster from Hubei province collected orders worth US$61,000 but spent most of the money on online gambling.

Chinese man jailed for more than six years over medical equipment scam at height of coronavirus pandemic
3 Jan 2021 - 9:30PM
Coronavirus vaccine: Beijing responds to claims Japanese were given unapproved Sinopharm jabs

Government ‘attaches great importance to the safety of vaccine production and distribution’, embassy in Tokyo says

Government ‘attaches great importance to the safety of vaccine production and distribution’, embassy in Tokyo says

Coronavirus vaccine: Beijing responds to claims Japanese were given unapproved Sinopharm jabs
3 Jan 2021 - 10:36PM
China-Pakistan relations: security fence at Gwadar port creates new tensions

Balochistan home minister reverses plan to erect a fence around Chinese-operated facility after protests from local people.

Balochistan home minister reverses plan to erect a fence around Chinese-operated facility after protests from local people.

China-Pakistan relations: security fence at Gwadar port creates new tensions
2 Jan 2021 - 10:57PM
China-EU investment deal: Beijing relents on human rights but will it shift on trade unions?

The European Union sees the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment as a tool to help eradicate forced labour in China.

The European Union sees the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment as a tool to help eradicate forced labour in China.

China-EU investment deal: Beijing relents on human rights but will it shift on trade unions?
30 Dec 2020 - 11:33PM
Coronavirus: China will need an army of vets to defend against future pandemics

A year after the first Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the country’s animal public health system remains inadequate.

A year after the first Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the country’s animal public health system remains inadequate.

Coronavirus: China will need an army of vets to defend against future pandemics
30 Dec 2020 - 11:09AM
China insists investment deal talks with EU going smoothly, dismisses nuclear energy report

Foreign ministry spokesman says it is ‘fake news’ to suggest Beijing has made a late demand for access to European energy market.

Foreign ministry spokesman says it is ‘fake news’ to suggest Beijing has made a late demand for access to European energy market.

China insists investment deal talks with EU going smoothly, dismisses nuclear energy report
29 Dec 2020 - 10:22AM
Explainer | What is the China-EU CAI and how is an investment deal different from a trade deal?

The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment has been seven years in the making and still nothing has been signed.

The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment has been seven years in the making and still nothing has been signed.

What is the China-EU CAI and how is an investment deal different from a trade deal?
29 Dec 2020 - 10:16AM
Huawei and China frozen out in Sweden after appeals court upholds 5G ban

Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE excluded from 5G networks on security grounds, while polls rank human rights and democracy as top priorities in dealing with China.

Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE excluded from 5G networks on security grounds, while polls rank human rights and democracy as top priorities in dealing with China.

Huawei and China frozen out in Sweden after appeals court upholds 5G ban
22 Dec 2020 - 11:11PM
African railways feel pinch of China’s belt and road funding squeeze

Ambitious rail project from Kenyan coast to landlocked countries in the Great Lakes region stalled.

Ambitious rail project from Kenyan coast to landlocked countries in the Great Lakes region stalled.

African railways feel pinch of China’s belt and road funding squeeze
19 Dec 2020 - 11:11PM
Australian agriculture firms brace for Chinese government ‘roadblocks’ and job losses from trade row

AustCham says there are consequences for the relationship from Australia’s decision to review foreign investments on national security grounds.

AustCham says there are consequences for the relationship from Australia’s decision to review foreign investments on national security grounds.

Australian agriculture firms brace for Chinese government ‘roadblocks’ and job losses from trade row
17 Dec 2020 - 11:08PM
China-Australia relations: Global Times accused of ‘inflammatory’ coverage

Tabloid boss Hu Xijin reports Australian ambassador told him his country does not follow the US on all China-related issues.

Tabloid boss Hu Xijin reports Australian ambassador told him his country does not follow the US on all China-related issues.

China-Australia relations: Global Times accused of ‘inflammatory’ coverage
10 Dec 2020 - 11:31PM
China’s Belt and Road Initiative faces fresh challenge from Australian laws on investment deals

Legislation passed by Canberra could derail projects linked to China’s international connectivity scheme.

Legislation passed by Canberra could derail projects linked to China’s international connectivity scheme.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative faces fresh challenge from Australian laws on investment deals
10 Dec 2020 - 6:00AM
China’s coronavirus testing rules for frozen meats give importers a chill

Companies report already-low margins are being squeezed further as they comply with stricter requirements, despite WHO advice.

Companies report already-low margins are being squeezed further as they comply with stricter requirements, despite WHO advice.

China’s coronavirus testing rules for frozen meats give importers a chill
5 Dec 2020 - 6:00PM
Joe Biden’s UN pick signals ‘diplomacy is back’, but does this mean a new approach to China?

President-elect may want cooperation with Beijing on climate change, but observers say he may keep up the pressure on issues such as Hong Kong and human rights.

President-elect may want cooperation with Beijing on climate change, but observers say he may keep up the pressure on issues such as Hong Kong and human rights.

Joe Biden’s UN pick signals ‘diplomacy is back’, but does this mean a new approach to China?
27 Nov 2020 - 6:46AM
EU will not be snubbed by Beijing, Chinese ambassador assures Germany

Germany and Europe will gain momentum from China’s ‘dual circulation’ policy, ambassador Wu Ken tells business leaders and politicians.

Germany and Europe will gain momentum from China’s ‘dual circulation’ policy, ambassador Wu Ken tells business leaders and politicians.

EU will not be snubbed by Beijing, Chinese ambassador assures Germany
25 Nov 2020 - 11:01PM
Joe Biden cabinet: John Kerry as climate tsar ‘may cool US-China tensions’

Kerry and Chinese counterparts cooperated on climate change when he was secretary of state – but restoring what was undone under Donald Trump may take time.

Kerry and Chinese counterparts cooperated on climate change when he was secretary of state – but restoring what was undone under Donald Trump may take time.

Joe Biden cabinet: John Kerry as climate tsar ‘may cool US-China tensions’
24 Nov 2020 - 11:39PM
Coronavirus: Chinese authorities lock down Inner Mongolian city and order mass tests in Tianjin after new cases emerge

Five people test positive in a part of Tianjin, prompting roll-out of mass screening.

Five people test positive in a part of Tianjin, prompting roll-out of mass screening.

Coronavirus: Chinese authorities lock down Inner Mongolian city and order mass tests in Tianjin after new cases emerge
22 Nov 2020 - 1:40PM
US-China relations: come together to beat Covid-19, American academics say in new report

The ‘failure to seize this opportunity for cooperation has increased the suffering’ of Chinese and American people, Princeton professor Thomas Christensen says.

The ‘failure to seize this opportunity for cooperation has increased the suffering’ of Chinese and American people, Princeton professor Thomas Christensen says.

US-China relations: come together to beat Covid-19, American academics say in new report
20 Nov 2020 - 10:56PM
China loses its lustre among Europeans but doors remain open: survey

Negative views are on the rise because of coronavirus and aggressive diplomacy but cooperation on trade and climate change still desirable.

Negative views are on the rise because of coronavirus and aggressive diplomacy but cooperation on trade and climate change still desirable.

China loses its lustre among Europeans but doors remain open: survey
19 Nov 2020 - 11:02PM
China-US ties: Chinese embassy in Brazil hits back as Brasilia joins America’s ‘Clean Network’

US-led plan is designed to block Chinese tech giant Huawei’s involvement in foreign nations’ 5G networks.

US-led plan is designed to block Chinese tech giant Huawei’s involvement in foreign nations’ 5G networks.

China-US ties: Chinese embassy in Brazil hits back as Brasilia joins America’s ‘Clean Network’
13 Nov 2020 - 8:50AM
US-China military talks aim to ease tensions with Covid-19 prevention focus

Diplomats hope the dialogue can help to reduce the risk of a major conflict in the Trump administration’s final weeks.

Diplomats hope the dialogue can help to reduce the risk of a major conflict in the Trump administration’s final weeks.

US-China military talks aim to ease tensions with Covid-19 prevention focus
12 Nov 2020 - 2:53PM
US-China tensions: Xi Jinping tells Russia, Asian partners to oppose interference by ‘external forces’

Chinese president takes veiled swipe at United States in speech to regional security summit, warning against ‘unilateralism’ and calling for member states to resist proliferation of ‘political viruses’.

Chinese president takes veiled swipe at United States in speech to regional security summit, warning against ‘unilateralism’ and calling for member states to resist proliferation of ‘political viruses’.

US-China tensions: Xi Jinping tells Russia, Asian partners to oppose interference by ‘external forces’
12 Nov 2020 - 12:44AM
US-China tensions: Xi Jinping waits to congratulate Joe Biden on election win

As messages pour in from other world leaders, Chinese foreign ministry says it has ‘taken note of Biden declaring victory’.

As messages pour in from other world leaders, Chinese foreign ministry says it has ‘taken note of Biden declaring victory’.

US-China tensions: Xi Jinping waits to congratulate Joe Biden on election win
10 Nov 2020 - 3:38PM
Could China’s new dam plans unleash more trouble with India?

Beijing has signalled that it has hydropower plans for the lower reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo, which flows from Tibet into northeast India.

Beijing has signalled that it has hydropower plans for the lower reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo, which flows from Tibet into northeast India.

Could China’s new dam plans unleash more trouble with India?
8 Nov 2020 - 8:37PM
US presidential election: the view from the street in China

A mix of interest around the country in the electoral race, from scorn to happiness to ambivalence.

A mix of interest around the country in the electoral race, from scorn to happiness to ambivalence.

US presidential election: the view from the street in China
7 Nov 2020 - 7:14AM
Coronavirus: China extends ban on foreign visitors to eight more countries, including India, France and Russia

Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Italy, Nigeria and Ukraine also join Britain, Belgium and the Philippines on temporary blacklist.

Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Italy, Nigeria and Ukraine also join Britain, Belgium and the Philippines on temporary blacklist.

Coronavirus: China extends ban on foreign visitors to eight more countries, including India, France and Russia
6 Nov 2020 - 10:50PM