Keegan Elmer

Keegan 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.
Keegan Elmer
Keegan 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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Canadian police probe ‘possible policy breaches’ at lab after Chinese scientist removed

University of Manitoba has cut ties with Qiu Xiangguo, a noted Ebola researcher, after she was escorted from National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg.

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University of Manitoba has cut ties with Qiu Xiangguo, a noted Ebola researcher, after she was escorted from National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg.

Canadian police probe ‘possible policy breaches’ at lab after Chinese scientist removed
China confirms it has detained Canadian citizen on drug charges

Detention comes amid ongoing diplomatic row over Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

15 Jul 2019 - 10:56PM

Detention comes amid ongoing diplomatic row over Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

China confirms it has detained Canadian citizen on drug charges
Tensions between China and Sweden aren’t hurting trade, researchers say

Despite tense relations, Chinese investment in the country saw a threefold increase last year, and bilateral trade grew 15 per cent.

26 Jun 2019 - 12:47PM

Despite tense relations, Chinese investment in the country saw a threefold increase last year, and bilateral trade grew 15 per cent.

Tensions between China and Sweden aren’t hurting trade, researchers say
UN food agency FAO may face more US scrutiny with Chinese national Qu Dongyu at the helm

Having greater influence at the body could give China ‘another point of entry’ into countries, alongside the Belt and Road Initiative.

25 Jun 2019 - 5:03AM

Having greater influence at the body could give China ‘another point of entry’ into countries, alongside the Belt and Road Initiative.

UN food agency FAO may face more US scrutiny with Chinese national Qu Dongyu at the helm
Sweden ‘unlikely’ to extradite Chinese fugitive Qiao Jianjun as Supreme Court sets him free

Stockholm’s top court says Qiao Jianjun, who is wanted by Beijing on suspicion of having embezzled millions of dollars, ‘should no longer be arrested’.

21 Jun 2019 - 10:51PM

Stockholm’s top court says Qiao Jianjun, who is wanted by Beijing on suspicion of having embezzled millions of dollars, ‘should no longer be arrested’.

Sweden ‘unlikely’ to extradite Chinese fugitive Qiao Jianjun as Supreme Court sets him free
Will the trade war mean US pig farmers miss out on their ‘single greatest sales opportunity’ in China?

China’s pig population is down by 20 per cent due to African swine fever, but American farmers are on the outside due to trade war tariffs levied by the Trump administration.

19 Jun 2019 - 5:54PM

China’s pig population is down by 20 per cent due to African swine fever, but American farmers are on the outside due to trade war tariffs levied by the Trump administration.

Will the trade war mean US pig farmers miss out on their ‘single greatest sales opportunity’ in China?
Chinese President Xi Jinping gives North Korean leader Kim Jong-un his full support

‘Traditional friendship’ between two nations will continue whatever the future brings, Xi says ahead of two-day trip to Pyongyang.

21 Jun 2019 - 1:23PM

‘Traditional friendship’ between two nations will continue whatever the future brings, Xi says ahead of two-day trip to Pyongyang.

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives North Korean leader Kim Jong-un his full support
China urges US not to open ‘Pandora’s box’ by putting more pressure on Iran

Foreign Minister Wang Yi appeals for restraint after America sends 1,000 extra troops to Middle East after attacks on tankers

18 Jun 2019 - 11:17PM

Foreign Minister Wang Yi appeals for restraint after America sends 1,000 extra troops to Middle East after attacks on tankers

China urges US not to open ‘Pandora’s box’ by putting more pressure on Iran
Communist Party journal lays out China’s trade war stance ahead of possible Xi-Trump talks

Beijing wants a ‘win-win’ deal to end the conflict with Washington but will ‘struggle to the end’ if necessary.

16 Jun 2019 - 11:22PM

Beijing wants a ‘win-win’ deal to end the conflict with Washington but will ‘struggle to the end’ if necessary.

Communist Party journal lays out China’s trade war stance ahead of possible Xi-Trump talks
Beijing sees ‘broad consensus’ with UN on Xinjiang as human rights groups blast envoy’s visit

UN counterterrorism chief Vladimir Voronkov not expected to make statement after visiting region last week.

16 Jun 2019 - 11:22PM

UN counterterrorism chief Vladimir Voronkov not expected to make statement after visiting region last week.

Beijing sees ‘broad consensus’ with UN on Xinjiang as human rights groups blast envoy’s visit
Professor at Emory University seeks legal support amid US probe into academics’ ties to China

Yu Shan Ping says he was asked by his medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia to vacate his office by the end of June.

15 Jun 2019 - 12:19PM

Yu Shan Ping says he was asked by his medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia to vacate his office by the end of June.

Professor at Emory University seeks legal support amid US probe into academics’ ties to China
US-China trade war not a problem, but Chinese red tape continues to tie up Swedish firms

Four of the five main external challenges for companies ‘of a legal or regulatory nature’, chamber of commerce says in survey.

13 Jun 2019 - 10:22PM

Four of the five main external challenges for companies ‘of a legal or regulatory nature’, chamber of commerce says in survey.

US-China trade war not a problem, but Chinese red tape continues to tie up Swedish firms
China mobilises diplomats to drum up global support ahead of G20

Jakarta envoy latest ambassador making Beijing’s case for ‘global trade order’ ahead of Osaka meeting.

11 Jun 2019 - 7:07PM

Jakarta envoy latest ambassador making Beijing’s case for ‘global trade order’ ahead of Osaka meeting.

China mobilises diplomats to drum up global support ahead of G20
Detained bookseller Gui Minhai and extradition cases await new Swedish ambassador to China

Career diplomat Helena Sangeland arrives in Beijing as new trade and human rights strategy takes shape in Stockholm.

11 Jun 2019 - 2:00AM

Career diplomat Helena Sangeland arrives in Beijing as new trade and human rights strategy takes shape in Stockholm.

Detained bookseller Gui Minhai and extradition cases await new Swedish ambassador to China
Guangdong governor promises to open up province’s economy further to counter impact of US-China trade war

Ma Xingrui says the province – a vital cog in China’s economy – will be able to cope with fallout from the dispute with the US.

4 Jun 2019 - 11:31AM

Ma Xingrui says the province – a vital cog in China’s economy – will be able to cope with fallout from the dispute with the US.

Guangdong governor promises to open up province’s economy further to counter impact of US-China trade war
China draws national security red lines in its trade war with the United States

Former top officials say Beijing will not compromise on core sovereignty interests, from the internet to Taiwan.

1 Jun 2019 - 2:21AM

Former top officials say Beijing will not compromise on core sovereignty interests, from the internet to Taiwan.

China draws national security red lines in its trade war with the United States
Security issues likely to be high on agenda as Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan visits Germany

His trip to Germany comes as tensions rise between China and the US – and it coincides with that of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

30 May 2019 - 11:14PM

His trip to Germany comes as tensions rise between China and the US – and it coincides with that of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Security issues likely to be high on agenda as Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan visits Germany
Why China’s dependence on farm subsidies is an obstacle to a trade war deal with the US

Prospects for Washington and Beijing reaching a deal to end the trade war have dwindled as tit-for-tat tariffs have returned. But the stumbling blocks go beyond import duties, and China may not be prepared to cross its ‘red lines’.

28 May 2019 - 7:06AM

Prospects for Washington and Beijing reaching a deal to end the trade war have dwindled as tit-for-tat tariffs have returned. But the stumbling blocks go beyond import duties, and China may not be prepared to cross its ‘red lines’.

Why China’s dependence on farm subsidies is an obstacle to a trade war deal with the US
‘From bad to worse’: tariff-hit US farmers urge Donald Trump to settle trade war

Calls from agricultural groups to seal deals with China and Mexico or prioritise other markets, as pig farmers push for speedier settlement while soybean farmers have ‘no hope of making any money’.

15 May 2019 - 1:58PM

Calls from agricultural groups to seal deals with China and Mexico or prioritise other markets, as pig farmers push for speedier settlement while soybean farmers have ‘no hope of making any money’.

‘From bad to worse’: tariff-hit US farmers urge Donald Trump to settle trade war
Pakistan terror attack highlights risks Chinese firms face in country

Deadly attack on a hotel in Gwadar has alerted Chinese businesses to the dangers involved in operating in the country.

13 May 2019 - 12:44PM

Deadly attack on a hotel in Gwadar has alerted Chinese businesses to the dangers involved in operating in the country.

Pakistan terror attack highlights risks Chinese firms face in country
Three more people detained as China continues to crack down on labour groups

Police in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen raid organisations that provide training and advisory services to migrant workers.

15 May 2019 - 2:11PM

Police in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen raid organisations that provide training and advisory services to migrant workers.

Three more people detained as China continues to crack down on labour groups
Donald Trump warns China to reach a trade deal now, or face a ‘far worse’ one if I get re-elected

US President accuses China of playing for time in the hope he will lose to a Democrat in next year’s election.

12 May 2019 - 11:28PM

US President accuses China of playing for time in the hope he will lose to a Democrat in next year’s election.

Donald Trump warns China to reach a trade deal now, or face a ‘far worse’ one if I get re-elected
Why US-China trade war’s latest escalation could be good news for Brazil, Mexico and Vietnam

With US tariff hikes on Chinese goods kicking in on Friday, other countries have been watching with interest, although their gains may not offset an overall negative impact on Asian economies.

10 May 2019 - 6:55PM

With US tariff hikes on Chinese goods kicking in on Friday, other countries have been watching with interest, although their gains may not offset an overall negative impact on Asian economies.

Why US-China trade war’s latest escalation could be good news for Brazil, Mexico and Vietnam
US-China trade war is a gift that keeps on giving for Vietnam

Southeast Asian country’s manufacturing and export boom shows no sign of letting up as businesses try to offset cost of tariffs on Chinese-made products

8 May 2019 - 10:42PM

Southeast Asian country’s manufacturing and export boom shows no sign of letting up as businesses try to offset cost of tariffs on Chinese-made products

US-China trade war is a gift that keeps on giving for Vietnam
European firms risk being caught in crossfire if US and China escalate their trade war

Donald Trump’s latest threat to raise tariffs has increased the uncertainty and risk faced by foreign companies in China

8 May 2019 - 9:27AM

Donald Trump’s latest threat to raise tariffs has increased the uncertainty and risk faced by foreign companies in China

European firms risk being caught in crossfire if US and China escalate their trade war
Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant to go ahead as planned, says Terry Gou after meeting governor Tony Evers

Taiwanese billionaire says plans will proceed after meeting Evers, who appeared to backtrack on earlier criticism of scheme.

3 May 2019 - 11:29PM

Taiwanese billionaire says plans will proceed after meeting Evers, who appeared to backtrack on earlier criticism of scheme.

Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant to go ahead as planned, says Terry Gou after meeting governor Tony Evers
China backs UN blacklist of leader of Pakistan-based militants, ending a decade of opposition

Beijing’s support of UN Security Council sanctions on Jaish-e-Mohammad head Masood Azhar is a breakthrough for India-China relations.

2 May 2019 - 4:14PM

Beijing’s support of UN Security Council sanctions on Jaish-e-Mohammad head Masood Azhar is a breakthrough for India-China relations.

China backs UN blacklist of leader of Pakistan-based militants, ending a decade of opposition
Canada demands clemency for drug trafficker sentenced to death by court in Guangdong

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland echoes ‘firm opposition’ to capital punishment, while the US says it is monitoring situation of Texan given suspended death sentence in the same case by Jiangmen Intermediate People’s Court.

1 May 2019 - 10:31PM

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland echoes ‘firm opposition’ to capital punishment, while the US says it is monitoring situation of Texan given suspended death sentence in the same case by Jiangmen Intermediate People’s Court.

Canada demands clemency for drug trafficker sentenced to death by court in Guangdong
Chinese court sentences Canadian drug trafficker to death six years after his trial

Individual named as Fan Wei becomes second Canadian sentenced to death for drug offences this year after Dalian court passed judgment on Robert Schellenberg.

16 May 2019 - 5:45PM

Individual named as Fan Wei becomes second Canadian sentenced to death for drug offences this year after Dalian court passed judgment on Robert Schellenberg.

Chinese court sentences Canadian drug trafficker to death six years after his trial
Can China do soft power? Poorly organised yet tightly controlled forum raises questions

Belt and Road Forum lacked a clear schedule and sufficient content, some attendees complain, while tight media control made it difficult for China to project openness – a theme at the event.

27 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

Belt and Road Forum lacked a clear schedule and sufficient content, some attendees complain, while tight media control made it difficult for China to project openness – a theme at the event.

Can China do soft power? Poorly organised yet tightly controlled forum raises questions