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 asks EU to remain flexible on negotiations for joint investment deal

Beijing is ‘very serious about this agreement and has put a lot of effort into the negotiations’, Chinese ambassador to EU Zhang Ming says.

30 May 2020 - 11:34PM

Beijing is ‘very serious about this agreement and has put a lot of effort into the negotiations’, Chinese ambassador to EU Zhang Ming says.

China asks EU to remain flexible on negotiations for joint investment deal
China’s leaders ‘arrogant and aggressive’ over Hong Kong security law, EU politician says

Beijing has moved ‘beyond being assertive’, says Reinhard Butikofer, chairman of European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with China.

28 May 2020 - 8:52AM

Beijing has moved ‘beyond being assertive’, says Reinhard Butikofer, chairman of European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with China.

China’s leaders ‘arrogant and aggressive’ over Hong Kong security law, EU politician says
How Europe’s big bailout plan could also help trump the ‘China card’

Observers say the pandemic has highlighted the EU’s vulnerabilities and need to strengthen its hand when dealing with China.

24 May 2020 - 10:55PM

Observers say the pandemic has highlighted the EU’s vulnerabilities and need to strengthen its hand when dealing with China.

How Europe’s big bailout plan could also help trump the ‘China card’
Two sessions: China not at risk of food crisis because of Covid-19, agriculture minister says

‘People are worried … [but] I can say with certainty that China will not have a food crisis,’ Agriculture Minister Han Changfu tells National People’s Congress.

23 May 2020 - 11:13PM

‘People are worried … [but] I can say with certainty that China will not have a food crisis,’ Agriculture Minister Han Changfu tells National People’s Congress.

Two sessions: China not at risk of food crisis because of Covid-19, agriculture minister says
China sends special investigation team to Israel after ambassador’s death

Details remain scant one day after body of 57-year-old diplomat Du Wei is found at his home in Tel Aviv.

18 May 2020 - 11:30PM

Details remain scant one day after body of 57-year-old diplomat Du Wei is found at his home in Tel Aviv.

China sends special investigation team to Israel after ambassador’s death
Battle looms at WHO meeting as pressure mounts on China over coronavirus inquiry

Countries including US expected to pursue investigation into Beijing’s handling of pandemic when decision-making body meets, but experts say dispute is unlikely to end up at the International Court of Justice.

17 May 2020 - 11:03PM

Countries including US expected to pursue investigation into Beijing’s handling of pandemic when decision-making body meets, but experts say dispute is unlikely to end up at the International Court of Justice.

Battle looms at WHO meeting as pressure mounts on China over coronavirus inquiry
Budapest stands with Beijing in opposing Taiwan’s membership of World Health Organisation

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto tells Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, that his country ‘always upholds the one China principle’.

20 May 2020 - 4:36PM

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto tells Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, that his country ‘always upholds the one China principle’.

Budapest stands with Beijing in opposing Taiwan’s membership of World Health Organisation
China’s envoy to Denmark lashes out at ‘unprovoked attacks’ from US over Greenland

Feng Tie lashes out at ‘unprovoked attacks’ from American ambassador after she accused Beijing of advancing ‘predatory economic interests’ in the region.

15 May 2020 - 12:38AM

Feng Tie lashes out at ‘unprovoked attacks’ from American ambassador after she accused Beijing of advancing ‘predatory economic interests’ in the region.

China’s envoy to Denmark lashes out at ‘unprovoked attacks’ from US over Greenland
Chinese state media step up attacks on ‘evil’ and ‘insane’ Mike Pompeo after he blames China for coronavirus spreading

Official mouthpieces denounce US Secretary of State as a ‘liar’ after he claimed there was ‘enormous evidence’ virus had come from a lab in Wuhan.

5 May 2020 - 11:07PM

Official mouthpieces denounce US Secretary of State as a ‘liar’ after he claimed there was ‘enormous evidence’ virus had come from a lab in Wuhan.

Chinese state media step up attacks on ‘evil’ and ‘insane’ Mike Pompeo after he blames China for coronavirus spreading
Donald Trump’s new tariff threats not expected to derail China trade deal, but Beijing may want to play for time

International trade expert says Beijing should delay or adjust its commitment to the phase one trade deal because of global economic decline.

4 May 2020 - 11:28PM

International trade expert says Beijing should delay or adjust its commitment to the phase one trade deal because of global economic decline.

Donald Trump’s new tariff threats not expected to derail China trade deal, but Beijing may want to play for time
China’s Guangdong province unveils new anti-discrimination measures after widespread reports of racism against Africans

Black people in the southern province had complained of being kicked out of their accommodation and forcibly quarantined under Covid-19 control measures.

3 May 2020 - 10:02PM

Black people in the southern province had complained of being kicked out of their accommodation and forcibly quarantined under Covid-19 control measures.

China’s Guangdong province unveils new anti-discrimination measures after widespread reports of racism against Africans
‘Behaviour is even worse’: China steps up protection of intellectual property in courts, but foreign firms still wary

Landmark rulings in favour of Michael Jordan and New Balance seen as encouraging sign, but economic pressure from coronavirus pandemic may bring more infringements.

3 May 2020 - 11:00PM

Landmark rulings in favour of Michael Jordan and New Balance seen as encouraging sign, but economic pressure from coronavirus pandemic may bring more infringements.

‘Behaviour is even worse’: China steps up protection of intellectual property in courts, but foreign firms still wary
China’s strict lockdown and closed schools saved rush on hospitals during coronavirus outbreak, researchers say

Researchers studying households in Shanghai and Wuhan want to see more assessment of non-pharmaceutical prevention.

30 Apr 2020 - 11:23PM

Researchers studying households in Shanghai and Wuhan want to see more assessment of non-pharmaceutical prevention.

China’s strict lockdown and closed schools saved rush on hospitals during coronavirus outbreak, researchers say
China’s embassy in India accuses ‘certain individuals’ of prejudice in Covid-19 test kits row

Country stopped using rapid antibody tests from two Chinese companies after complaints about accuracy.

28 Apr 2020 - 8:00PM

Country stopped using rapid antibody tests from two Chinese companies after complaints about accuracy.

China’s embassy in India accuses ‘certain individuals’ of prejudice in Covid-19 test kits row
Beijing recalls vice-premier from outbreak duty as Wuhan marks zero coronavirus patients in hospital

In a sign that life in city is returning to normal, Sun Chunlan is called back to the capital after overseeing emergency response.

27 Apr 2020 - 11:43PM

In a sign that life in city is returning to normal, Sun Chunlan is called back to the capital after overseeing emergency response.

Beijing recalls vice-premier from outbreak duty as Wuhan marks zero coronavirus patients in hospital
Coronavirus: China’s belt and road plan may take a year to recover from slower trade, falling investment

But trade with partner countries might not be as badly affected as with countries elsewhere in the world, observers say.

25 Apr 2020 - 11:04PM

But trade with partner countries might not be as badly affected as with countries elsewhere in the world, observers say.

Coronavirus: China’s belt and road plan may take a year to recover from slower trade, falling investment
Research finds coronavirus in stool samples 22 days after onset of symptoms, but experts say risk of faecal transmission is low

Despite findings, Hong Kong professor says people should not be unduly concerned about the risk of the pathogen being transmitted through faeces.

24 Apr 2020 - 11:28PM

Despite findings, Hong Kong professor says people should not be unduly concerned about the risk of the pathogen being transmitted through faeces.

Research finds coronavirus in stool samples 22 days after onset of symptoms, but experts say risk of faecal transmission is low
Traffic from Russia threatens to break China’s control over coronavirus

Border provinces hit by newly imported cases but flights into central and eastern China also bring dozens of new infections.

20 Apr 2020 - 10:54PM

Border provinces hit by newly imported cases but flights into central and eastern China also bring dozens of new infections.

Traffic from Russia threatens to break China’s control over coronavirus
In wake of coronavirus can China keep its trade deal promise to US?

US soybean farmers have planted this season’s crop but orders from their top customer are down in favour of the beans from Brazil.

19 Apr 2020 - 9:37PM

US soybean farmers have planted this season’s crop but orders from their top customer are down in favour of the beans from Brazil.

In wake of coronavirus can China keep its trade deal promise to US?
Fears for health of Canadian detainees Kovrig and Spavor amid China’s coronavirus ban on prison visitors

Pair charged with spying have not been seen by advocates since mid-January, raising concerns for their physical and mental condition.

18 Apr 2020 - 6:22PM

Pair charged with spying have not been seen by advocates since mid-January, raising concerns for their physical and mental condition.

Fears for health of Canadian detainees Kovrig and Spavor amid China’s coronavirus ban on prison visitors
Chinese ventilator makers desperate for parts as global demand for machines hits 1 million

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi appeals to Switzerland for components as medical supplies producers face ‘impossible task’.

9 Apr 2020 - 11:32PM

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi appeals to Switzerland for components as medical supplies producers face ‘impossible task’.

Chinese ventilator makers desperate for parts as global demand for machines hits 1 million
Europe’s ‘17+1’ countries dissatisfied with China relations, report says, as summit is postponed

Trade deficit with China has grown, scholars find, as multiple sources confirm coronavirus has forced the delay of Beijing’s summit with the bloc.

7 Apr 2020 - 9:34PM

Trade deficit with China has grown, scholars find, as multiple sources confirm coronavirus has forced the delay of Beijing’s summit with the bloc.

Europe’s ‘17+1’ countries dissatisfied with China relations, report says, as summit is postponed
Coronavirus: China advises foreign diplomats to stay away from Beijing until May 15

Envoys may have diplomatic immunity, but they are not immune to Covid-19, foreign ministry says.

3 Apr 2020 - 11:03PM

Envoys may have diplomatic immunity, but they are not immune to Covid-19, foreign ministry says.

Coronavirus: China advises foreign diplomats to stay away from Beijing until May 15
American firms selling sensitive tech to China must wake up to possible Communist Party seizure: US official

Business leaders told sales of items such as optical radar equipment and semiconductors would be more closely vetted in light of China’s ‘military-civil fusion’ strategy.

3 Apr 2020 - 10:59PM

Business leaders told sales of items such as optical radar equipment and semiconductors would be more closely vetted in light of China’s ‘military-civil fusion’ strategy.

American firms selling sensitive tech to China must wake up to possible Communist Party seizure: US official
China’s race to produce ‘super pigs’ destined to fail amid haphazard biosecurity, experts say

The development of an African swine fever vaccine will be rendered useless if China’s pork industry does not improve basic biosecurity, experts say.

3 Apr 2020 - 9:39AM

The development of an African swine fever vaccine will be rendered useless if China’s pork industry does not improve basic biosecurity, experts say.

China’s race to produce ‘super pigs’ destined to fail amid haphazard biosecurity, experts say
Long waits and frightened children: a dad’s journey from Helsinki to Beijing

SCMP reporter had to rush to get his daughters back to China before the nation once more closed its doors to foreigners.

29 Mar 2020 - 6:00PM

SCMP reporter had to rush to get his daughters back to China before the nation once more closed its doors to foreigners.

Long waits and frightened children: a dad’s journey from Helsinki to Beijing
Coronavirus: Wuhan police apologise to family of whistle-blowing doctor Li Wenliang

Medic’s death sparked national outrage after he was disciplined for warning colleagues about early cases of Covid-19.

20 Mar 2020 - 3:49AM

Medic’s death sparked national outrage after he was disciplined for warning colleagues about early cases of Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Wuhan police apologise to family of whistle-blowing doctor Li Wenliang
Donald Trump refers to ‘Chinese virus’ as Washington asks Beijing to stop shifting blame for Covid-19 to the US

Secretary of state tells Chinese diplomat ‘this is not the time for disinformation’ after officials spread conspiracy theory that US troops took virus to China.

17 Mar 2020 - 10:47AM

Secretary of state tells Chinese diplomat ‘this is not the time for disinformation’ after officials spread conspiracy theory that US troops took virus to China.

Donald Trump refers to ‘Chinese virus’ as Washington asks Beijing to stop shifting blame for Covid-19 to the US
Coronavirus: European borders likely to remain open despite crisis in Italy, observers say

EU and Schengen Area member states have formed a ‘Covid-19 borders group’ to monitor situation, EU home affairs commissioner says.

7 Mar 2020 - 10:47PM

EU and Schengen Area member states have formed a ‘Covid-19 borders group’ to monitor situation, EU home affairs commissioner says.

Coronavirus: European borders likely to remain open despite crisis in Italy, observers say
China charters flight for 200 citizens from Iran as infections total 2,336

Passengers, including students in Qom, will have to pay for seat on plane reportedly leaving on Tuesday night.

3 Mar 2020 - 11:34PM

Passengers, including students in Qom, will have to pay for seat on plane reportedly leaving on Tuesday night.

China charters flight for 200 citizens from Iran as infections total 2,336