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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Coronavirus: Chinese embassy accuses US of ‘importing’ risk to Sri Lanka ahead of Mike Pompeo visit

Secretary of State is visiting at a time when Covid-19 cases are surging, prompting fiery statement from Chinese diplomats.

27 Oct 2020 - 5:34PM

Secretary of State is visiting at a time when Covid-19 cases are surging, prompting fiery statement from Chinese diplomats.

Coronavirus: Chinese embassy accuses US of ‘importing’ risk to Sri Lanka ahead of Mike Pompeo visit
US and India ‘set to sign intelligence deal’ amid ongoing border stand-off with China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid reports Washington will share satellite intelligence with New Delhi.

26 Oct 2020 - 10:46PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid reports Washington will share satellite intelligence with New Delhi.

US and India ‘set to sign intelligence deal’ amid ongoing border stand-off with China
Coronavirus: Chinese city of Kashgar finds more than 100 new cases linked to first positive

Health authorities trace the latest outbreak in the far-western region of Xinjiang to a case found on Saturday in Shufu county.

26 Oct 2020 - 12:53PM

Health authorities trace the latest outbreak in the far-western region of Xinjiang to a case found on Saturday in Shufu county.

Coronavirus: Chinese city of Kashgar finds more than 100 new cases linked to first positive
China accuses US of intimidating its allies after signing Cyprus up to its Clean Network initiative

Beijing ‘fully believes that the international community can see the true colours of certain US politicians’, Chinese embassy in Nicosia says.

25 Oct 2020 - 10:28PM

Beijing ‘fully believes that the international community can see the true colours of certain US politicians’, Chinese embassy in Nicosia says.

China accuses US of intimidating its allies after signing Cyprus up to its Clean Network initiative
China-US relations: 300 foreign exchange students ‘interrogated’ as they left America, Beijing says

Airport officials ‘arbitrarily examined and even seized’ the students’ phones, laptops and other personal belongings, foreign ministry says.

22 Oct 2020 - 10:04PM

Airport officials ‘arbitrarily examined and even seized’ the students’ phones, laptops and other personal belongings, foreign ministry says.

China-US relations: 300 foreign exchange students ‘interrogated’ as they left America, Beijing says
UN Security Council meeting: China promotes platform for talks in Gulf to ease concerns over Iran

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Beijing supports dialogue between Gulf states and signatories of JPOCA.

21 Oct 2020 - 10:44PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Beijing supports dialogue between Gulf states and signatories of JPOCA.

UN Security Council meeting: China promotes platform for talks in Gulf to ease concerns over Iran
India returns ‘stray’ soldier to China troops in disputed border region

PLA confirms corporal who ended up on Indian side of Himalayan line of control has been handed back.

21 Oct 2020 - 11:07PM

PLA confirms corporal who ended up on Indian side of Himalayan line of control has been handed back.

India returns ‘stray’ soldier to China troops in disputed border region
Chinese state body lands US$54m Saudi surveying contract in latest sign of warming ties

Agreement will open up new areas of cooperation between the two countries, according to the head of the China Geological Survey.

19 Oct 2020 - 11:32PM

Agreement will open up new areas of cooperation between the two countries, according to the head of the China Geological Survey.

Chinese state body lands US$54m Saudi surveying contract in latest sign of warming ties
Coronavirus: Chinese embassy issues alert over Italian cluster

About 100 Chinese citizens in Italy have contracted the virus as country grapples with resurgence in cases.

16 Oct 2020 - 11:04PM

About 100 Chinese citizens in Italy have contracted the virus as country grapples with resurgence in cases.

Coronavirus: Chinese embassy issues alert over Italian cluster
China-India relations: Beijing stresses that it does not recognise Ladakh

China ‘does not recognise the so-called Ladakh union territory, illegally established by India’, foreign ministry says.

15 Oct 2020 - 11:05PM

China ‘does not recognise the so-called Ladakh union territory, illegally established by India’, foreign ministry says.

China-India relations: Beijing stresses that it does not recognise Ladakh
Coronavirus: China calls off top international air show

Event was due to be held in November but has been postponed until further notice.

13 Oct 2020 - 10:58PM

Event was due to be held in November but has been postponed until further notice.

Coronavirus: China calls off top international air show
Kyrgyzstan unrest may scare off future Chinese and other foreign investors, analysts say

China has in the past been the biggest investor in the Central Asian nation, but economic ties have cooled.

12 Oct 2020 - 10:53PM

China has in the past been the biggest investor in the Central Asian nation, but economic ties have cooled.

Kyrgyzstan unrest may scare off future Chinese and other foreign investors, analysts say
China urges neighbour Kyrgyzstan to resolve election turmoil

Instability next door to sensitive Xinjiang Uygur region may make Beijing nervous, says scholar.

7 Oct 2020 - 9:35PM

Instability next door to sensitive Xinjiang Uygur region may make Beijing nervous, says scholar.

China urges neighbour Kyrgyzstan to resolve election turmoil
PLA troops eat mooncakes and tell Chinese not to worry in message from Indian border

Soldiers seen with flag on mountainside shouting ‘I am here to protect the border’ in latest military propaganda video.

6 Oct 2020 - 3:09PM

Soldiers seen with flag on mountainside shouting ‘I am here to protect the border’ in latest military propaganda video.

PLA troops eat mooncakes and tell Chinese not to worry in message from Indian border
United States closes immigration door to communists in clear swipe at China

Communist party members will not be granted permanent residence or citizenship, US Citizen and Immigration Services says.

5 Oct 2020 - 12:16AM

Communist party members will not be granted permanent residence or citizenship, US Citizen and Immigration Services says.

United States closes immigration door to communists in clear swipe at China
China issues warning after jobseekers kidnapped, forced into prostitution in Myanmar

People are being forced to work for criminal gangs or face the consequences after being lured by fraudulent job offers, foreign ministry says.

4 Oct 2020 - 10:26PM

People are being forced to work for criminal gangs or face the consequences after being lured by fraudulent job offers, foreign ministry says.

China issues warning after jobseekers kidnapped, forced into prostitution in Myanmar
Taiwan pop stars Ouyang Nana and Angela Chang defy fine risk to appear in mainland China National Day show

Ouyang sings solo in group performance of patriotic My Homeland song.

2 Oct 2020 - 12:11AM

Ouyang sings solo in group performance of patriotic My Homeland song.

Taiwan pop stars Ouyang Nana and Angela Chang defy fine risk to appear in mainland China National Day show
China and India renew calls to cool tense border stand-off

China and India are using meetings to hope for the best, but recent military tests reveal they are planning for the worst.

1 Oct 2020 - 10:58PM

China and India are using meetings to hope for the best, but recent military tests reveal they are planning for the worst.

China and India renew calls to cool tense border stand-off
South China Sea: Vietnam seeks talks on Paracel Islands dispute

Conversation comes as China mounts military drills in four maritime areas.

30 Sep 2020 - 9:40PM

Conversation comes as China mounts military drills in four maritime areas.

South China Sea: Vietnam seeks talks on Paracel Islands dispute
Portugal rejects US warning of sanctions over Chinese investment as rivalry heats up

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa responded that ‘it is the representatives chosen by the Portuguese – and they alone – who decide on their destiny’.

29 Sep 2020 - 11:31PM

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa responded that ‘it is the representatives chosen by the Portuguese – and they alone – who decide on their destiny’.

Portugal rejects US warning of sanctions over Chinese investment as rivalry heats up
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will go on despite bumps in the road, analysts say

Opposition leaders in Pakistan are calling for the removal of CPEC authority chairman Asim Saleem Bajwa following allegations of corruption.

26 Sep 2020 - 6:00PM

Opposition leaders in Pakistan are calling for the removal of CPEC authority chairman Asim Saleem Bajwa following allegations of corruption.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will go on despite bumps in the road, analysts say
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for global cooperation at UN, Asia meetings

Nations ‘must be highly vigilant and resolutely oppose inciting and creating a so-called new cold war’, he says at CICA forum.

25 Sep 2020 - 10:01PM

Nations ‘must be highly vigilant and resolutely oppose inciting and creating a so-called new cold war’, he says at CICA forum.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for global cooperation at UN, Asia meetings
China accuses Mike Pompeo of ‘vile conspiracy’ to disrupt Latin American relationships

US secretary of state’s visit to Brazil, Colombia, Guyana and Suriname was intended to offer economic alternatives to Beijing.

22 Sep 2020 - 10:18PM

US secretary of state’s visit to Brazil, Colombia, Guyana and Suriname was intended to offer economic alternatives to Beijing.

China accuses Mike Pompeo of ‘vile conspiracy’ to disrupt Latin American relationships
African swine fever: China’s ban on German pork bad news for pig farmers, analysts says

Beijing halted imports of the meat after the discovery of an infected wild boar in the European country.

19 Sep 2020 - 10:09PM

Beijing halted imports of the meat after the discovery of an infected wild boar in the European country.

African swine fever: China’s ban on German pork bad news for pig farmers, analysts says
China-Australia relations: infiltration allegations against Chinese consul ‘vicious slander’

Chinese consulate general says it is ‘committed to promoting friendly exchanges and pragmatic cooperation’.

16 Sep 2020 - 9:40PM

Chinese consulate general says it is ‘committed to promoting friendly exchanges and pragmatic cooperation’.

China-Australia relations: infiltration allegations against Chinese consul ‘vicious slander’
China-India border dispute: now we both have an incentive to ease tension, says ambassador

A five-point consensus may have been reached but Beijing will use military if New Delhi veers from agreement, according to Global Times editor.

15 Sep 2020 - 10:04PM

A five-point consensus may have been reached but Beijing will use military if New Delhi veers from agreement, according to Global Times editor.

China-India border dispute: now we both have an incentive to ease tension, says ambassador
Indian army chief confident talks can resolve China border dispute

General Manoj Mukund Naravane says situation is ‘slightly tense’ but dialogue can help ease tensions.

5 Sep 2020 - 4:18AM

General Manoj Mukund Naravane says situation is ‘slightly tense’ but dialogue can help ease tensions.

Indian army chief confident talks can resolve China border dispute
China-India border: defence ministers to converge on Russia amid stand-off tensions in disputed territory

Ministers expected to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting as India and China spar over disputed border hotspot.

2 Sep 2020 - 11:27PM

Ministers expected to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting as India and China spar over disputed border hotspot.

China-India border: defence ministers to converge on Russia amid stand-off tensions in disputed territory
China-India border clash: foreign ministers call for calm ahead of talks

Further dialogue to take place on Tuesday, with the two sides at odds in their views of the weekend’s confrontation at the disputed border area of Pangong Tso.

1 Sep 2020 - 5:15PM

Further dialogue to take place on Tuesday, with the two sides at odds in their views of the weekend’s confrontation at the disputed border area of Pangong Tso.

China-India border clash: foreign ministers call for calm ahead of talks
Beijing unveils plan to protect nerve centre, cultural heritage at heart of the capital

Central government aims to improve inner city area by 2035 through urban development and better conservation of historic sites. Number of residents will also be reduced, with more public services to be provided.

1 Sep 2020 - 10:00AM

Central government aims to improve inner city area by 2035 through urban development and better conservation of historic sites. Number of residents will also be reduced, with more public services to be provided.

Beijing unveils plan to protect nerve centre, cultural heritage at heart of the capital