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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Apple chief Tim Cook defends decision to pull Hong Kong mapping app saying it was being used to target police

Tech giant’s boss defends decision to remove app from store – but it remains available on website and for Android users.

11 Oct 2019 - 11:30PM

Tech giant’s boss defends decision to remove app from store – but it remains available on website and for Android users.

Apple chief Tim Cook defends decision to pull Hong Kong mapping app saying it was being used to target police
NBA row heightens foreign companies’ fears they could cross China’s ever-shifting red lines as fallout from Rockets GM’s Hong Kong protest tweet continues

Businesses are becoming increasingly worried that Beijing’s hardening stance means they will find themselves at the centre of a political storm.

11 Oct 2019 - 1:11AM

Businesses are becoming increasingly worried that Beijing’s hardening stance means they will find themselves at the centre of a political storm.

NBA row heightens foreign companies’ fears they could cross China’s ever-shifting red lines as fallout from Rockets GM’s Hong Kong protest tweet continues
China lashes out at US and Britain over support for Hong Kong’s ‘black mobs’

While Trump remains silent on the city’s unrest, Raab and Biden condemn police use of force.

3 Oct 2019 - 5:45AM

While Trump remains silent on the city’s unrest, Raab and Biden condemn police use of force.

China lashes out at US and Britain over support for Hong Kong’s ‘black mobs’
Chinese state media highlights Canadian vlogger Toby Guu’s Hong Kong protest videos

YouTuber is facing an online backlash after he posed as a journalist in a yellow press vest while he was visiting the city as a tourist.

30 Sep 2019 - 11:14PM

YouTuber is facing an online backlash after he posed as a journalist in a yellow press vest while he was visiting the city as a tourist.

Chinese state media highlights Canadian vlogger Toby Guu’s Hong Kong protest videos
Huawei security fears are ‘natural’, says Lithuania’s ambassador to China

Ina Marciulionyte says technology globalisation means Baltic nation’s security concerns are unavoidable.

26 Sep 2019 - 11:11PM

Ina Marciulionyte says technology globalisation means Baltic nation’s security concerns are unavoidable.

Huawei security fears are ‘natural’, says Lithuania’s ambassador to China
Hong Kong protest is not the new Baltic Way, Lithuanian ambassador to China says

In 1989, the people of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands to regain their ‘statehood’, not just more rights, Ina Marciulionyte says.

25 Sep 2019 - 11:28PM

In 1989, the people of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands to regain their ‘statehood’, not just more rights, Ina Marciulionyte says.

Hong Kong protest is not the new Baltic Way, Lithuanian ambassador to China says
European businesses urge EU to take ‘defensive’ measures against China’s state-owned enterprises

EU Chamber of Commerce warns of ‘resurgent state-owned economy’ receiving more funding, government contracts and subsidies than ever before.

24 Sep 2019 - 11:05PM

EU Chamber of Commerce warns of ‘resurgent state-owned economy’ receiving more funding, government contracts and subsidies than ever before.

European businesses urge EU to take ‘defensive’ measures against China’s state-owned enterprises
China calls for calm in aftermath of drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities

King Salman briefs Chinese president on attacks and says ties between two countries are ‘solid and good’.

21 Sep 2019 - 4:36AM

King Salman briefs Chinese president on attacks and says ties between two countries are ‘solid and good’.

China calls for calm in aftermath of drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities
China and Russia agree to continue alliance building in defence of multilateralism

On last day of heads of government meeting, prime ministers take swipe at Washington’s trade policy – Li and Medvedev also agree to set bilateral trade target of more than US$200 billion by 2024.

20 Sep 2019 - 3:33AM

On last day of heads of government meeting, prime ministers take swipe at Washington’s trade policy – Li and Medvedev also agree to set bilateral trade target of more than US$200 billion by 2024.

China and Russia agree to continue alliance building in defence of multilateralism
China, Russia set to double trade to US$200 billion by 2024 with help of soybeans

Growth will be driven by greater cooperation in fields of energy, industry, hi-tech and agriculture, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says during visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

19 Sep 2019 - 1:20AM

Growth will be driven by greater cooperation in fields of energy, industry, hi-tech and agriculture, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says during visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

China, Russia set to double trade to US$200 billion by 2024 with help of soybeans
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang seeks to manage expectations in Moscow

Agriculture deals may soften blow of US trade war but analysts say Russia is looking for more investment from China.

17 Sep 2019 - 4:01AM

Agriculture deals may soften blow of US trade war but analysts say Russia is looking for more investment from China.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang seeks to manage expectations in Moscow
Chinese man’s test of girlfriend’s fidelity ends with three people charged with troublemaking

‘Fidelity agent’ recruited by jealous boyfriend becomes abusive after being rejected by woman he was supposed to be investigating.

15 Sep 2019 - 11:09PM

‘Fidelity agent’ recruited by jealous boyfriend becomes abusive after being rejected by woman he was supposed to be investigating.

Chinese man’s test of girlfriend’s fidelity ends with three people charged with troublemaking
Chinese bus driver beaten unconscious for letting pregnant woman exit via front door

‘I’m going to beat you to death today,’ assailant tells 31-year-old driver.

15 Sep 2019 - 6:21PM

‘I’m going to beat you to death today,’ assailant tells 31-year-old driver.

Chinese bus driver beaten unconscious for letting pregnant woman exit via front door
European nations ‘determined to stay relevant’ in Asia-Pacific, South China Sea

As tensions rise in the region, heavyweights like Britain, Germany and France are keen to show they are more than just passive trading partners, analysts say.

15 Sep 2019 - 11:09PM

As tensions rise in the region, heavyweights like Britain, Germany and France are keen to show they are more than just passive trading partners, analysts say.

European nations ‘determined to stay relevant’ in Asia-Pacific, South China Sea
US Huawei problem goes far beyond trade, security official says

Details of national security and geopolitical concerns outlined at international conference in Washington.

12 Sep 2019 - 8:30PM

Details of national security and geopolitical concerns outlined at international conference in Washington.

US Huawei problem goes far beyond trade, security official says
China aims to become self-sufficient in pork production despite African swine fever

Agriculture ministry says long-term goal is achievable despite the loss of a third of domestic livestock owing to impact of disease.

12 Sep 2019 - 10:41AM

Agriculture ministry says long-term goal is achievable despite the loss of a third of domestic livestock owing to impact of disease.

China aims to become self-sufficient in pork production despite African swine fever
Will pork imports from Denmark and Brazil save China’s bacon after African swine fever hits supplies?

Authorities look for new sources of meat after the disease ravages domestic herds and pushes prices to a record level.

11 Sep 2019 - 4:40AM

Authorities look for new sources of meat after the disease ravages domestic herds and pushes prices to a record level.

Will pork imports from Denmark and Brazil save China’s bacon after African swine fever hits supplies?
How Lennon Walls and human chains link Hong Kong’s protesters to cold war Europe

City’s ‘leaderless resistance’ to controversial extradition law looks to 1980s Prague and the Baltic states for creative means of peaceful dissent.

8 Sep 2019 - 10:27PM

City’s ‘leaderless resistance’ to controversial extradition law looks to 1980s Prague and the Baltic states for creative means of peaceful dissent.

How Lennon Walls and human chains link Hong Kong’s protesters to cold war Europe
EU and US jostle over Europe’s 5G future

Poland teams up with the United States to ensure only ‘trusted suppliers’ have access to telecoms network while European Union looks for its own middle ground that will address security concern

4 Sep 2019 - 11:12PM

Poland teams up with the United States to ensure only ‘trusted suppliers’ have access to telecoms network while European Union looks for its own middle ground that will address security concern

EU and US jostle over Europe’s 5G future
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expected to use China visit to push EU trade deal

Two sides are likely to seek progress on trade and investment during the three-day trip, but sensitive issues may be a stumbling block. Beijing may test Berlin’s commitment to strict investment screening rules.

3 Sep 2019 - 3:26AM

Two sides are likely to seek progress on trade and investment during the three-day trip, but sensitive issues may be a stumbling block. Beijing may test Berlin’s commitment to strict investment screening rules.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expected to use China visit to push EU trade deal
Did China’s growing presence in Arctic prompt Donald Trump’s offer to buy Greenland?

US president likely had Beijing ‘on his mind’ when he made his audacious offer, diplomat says.

1 Sep 2019 - 11:37PM

US president likely had Beijing ‘on his mind’ when he made his audacious offer, diplomat says.

Did China’s growing presence in Arctic prompt Donald Trump’s offer to buy Greenland?
Hong Kong on Europe’s agenda after summer of discontent

European politicians will be under public pressure to take action in support of protesters but risk retaliation from Beijing, observers say.

29 Aug 2019 - 9:31AM

European politicians will be under public pressure to take action in support of protesters but risk retaliation from Beijing, observers say.

Hong Kong on Europe’s agenda after summer of discontent
China accuses G7 countries of ‘meddling’ in Hong Kong affairs

Biarritz meeting ends with statement reaffirming importance of Sino-British Joint Declaration.

28 Aug 2019 - 4:35AM

Biarritz meeting ends with statement reaffirming importance of Sino-British Joint Declaration.

China accuses G7 countries of ‘meddling’ in Hong Kong affairs
European firms seek Chinese private sector allies in push to reform state sector

Foreign companies share a number of concerns with local businesses about the preferential treatment given to state-owned enterprises.

24 Aug 2019 - 10:38PM

Foreign companies share a number of concerns with local businesses about the preferential treatment given to state-owned enterprises.

European firms seek Chinese private sector allies in push to reform state sector
Vietnam and Australia oppose ‘disruptions’ to South China Sea oil and gas projects

Without directly naming China, Vietnamese and Australian leaders also express concerns about land reclamation and militarisation of disputed waters.

23 Aug 2019 - 10:09PM

Without directly naming China, Vietnamese and Australian leaders also express concerns about land reclamation and militarisation of disputed waters.

Vietnam and Australia oppose ‘disruptions’ to South China Sea oil and gas projects
Could Giuseppe Conte’s exit be the end of Italy’s closer ties with China?

Italian prime minister fostered warmer relations with Beijing but his resignation could give a boost to the League party led by China critic Matteo Salvini.

22 Aug 2019 - 2:12PM

Italian prime minister fostered warmer relations with Beijing but his resignation could give a boost to the League party led by China critic Matteo Salvini.

Could Giuseppe Conte’s exit be the end of Italy’s closer ties with China?
China-US talks held by top diplomats Yang Jiechi and Mike Pompeo amid Hong Kong spat

The pair meet in New York on Tuesday for exchange of views that observers predict will include anti-government protests in Hong Kong, but neither side indicates any positive outcome.

14 Aug 2019 - 7:49PM

The pair meet in New York on Tuesday for exchange of views that observers predict will include anti-government protests in Hong Kong, but neither side indicates any positive outcome.

China-US talks held by top diplomats Yang Jiechi and Mike Pompeo amid Hong Kong spat
Hong Kong protests on agenda in London talks between Boris Johnson and John Bolton

US national security adviser says he spoke with British officials about the city’s situation ‘as part of a general discussion about China’.

14 Aug 2019 - 1:20AM

US national security adviser says he spoke with British officials about the city’s situation ‘as part of a general discussion about China’.

Hong Kong protests on agenda in London talks between Boris Johnson and John Bolton
Chinese tourist numbers dip, but trade with Sweden continues to grow despite tensions

Beijing’s travel advisory for the country expired in June, but the embassy has continued its campaign against ‘biased views’ of China in the media.

13 Aug 2019 - 10:02PM

Beijing’s travel advisory for the country expired in June, but the embassy has continued its campaign against ‘biased views’ of China in the media.

Chinese tourist numbers dip, but trade with Sweden continues to grow despite tensions
China and Japan vow to build ties for ‘new era’ as strategic talks resume

After seven-year hiatus, dialogue between Le Yucheng, China’s foreign vice-minister, and Japanese counterpart Takeo Akiba is held in Nagano prefecture.

11 Aug 2019 - 2:00AM

After seven-year hiatus, dialogue between Le Yucheng, China’s foreign vice-minister, and Japanese counterpart Takeo Akiba is held in Nagano prefecture.

China and Japan vow to build ties for ‘new era’ as strategic talks resume