Kinling Lo

Hong Kong

Kinling Lo

Reporter, China

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.

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Xi Jinping says China, Vietnam should resolve their disputes ‘properly’

Nations should ‘continue to strengthen mutual political trust … spread Sino-Vietnamese friendship’, Xi says in telephone call to Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong.

16 Jan 2020 - 10:36PM

Nations should ‘continue to strengthen mutual political trust … spread Sino-Vietnamese friendship’, Xi says in telephone call to Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong.

Xi Jinping says China, Vietnam should resolve their disputes ‘properly’
US International Development Finance Corporation targets Asia as Washington seeks to offer alternative to Chinese cash

Group is latest American effort to deepen its presence in the region under President Donald Trump’s Indo-Pacific strategy.

12 Jan 2020 - 11:25PM

Group is latest American effort to deepen its presence in the region under President Donald Trump’s Indo-Pacific strategy.

US International Development Finance Corporation targets Asia as Washington seeks to offer alternative to Chinese cash
Chinese internet users bombard US embassy’s Weibo page with anti-America comments

‘US is the largest terrorist group in the world,’ person writes after last week’s killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

9 Jan 2020 - 7:16PM

‘US is the largest terrorist group in the world,’ person writes after last week’s killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

Chinese internet users bombard US embassy’s Weibo page with anti-America comments
Public warned not to drop their guard over mystery China virus after tests rule out Sars or bird flu

Health authorities in Wuhan continue to work to identify viral pneumonia that has so far infected 59 people in the central Chinese city.

7 Jan 2020 - 7:08PM

Health authorities in Wuhan continue to work to identify viral pneumonia that has so far infected 59 people in the central Chinese city.

Public warned not to drop their guard over mystery China virus after tests rule out Sars or bird flu
Taiwan chief of staff Shen Yi-ming remembered as ‘outstanding’ commander who helped build up air power

Air force chief had taken part in a secret mission to Yemen and later played a key role in strengthening the island’s fleet of fighter jets.

4 Jan 2020 - 3:46AM

Air force chief had taken part in a secret mission to Yemen and later played a key role in strengthening the island’s fleet of fighter jets.

Taiwan chief of staff Shen Yi-ming remembered as ‘outstanding’ commander who helped build up air power
How Indonesia’s South China Sea dispute with Beijing could lead to tough Asean stance on code of conduct

Analysts say Jakarta may be running out of patience with what it claims are Chinese coastguard incursions into its territorial waters.

3 Jan 2020 - 1:55PM

Analysts say Jakarta may be running out of patience with what it claims are Chinese coastguard incursions into its territorial waters.

How Indonesia’s South China Sea dispute with Beijing could lead to tough Asean stance on code of conduct
Lithuanian foreign minister criticises Chinese tourist who tossed pro-Hong Kong memorial across pilgrimage site

Linas Linkevicius hits out at ‘shameful’ behaviour as investigation begins after cross containing protest slogans was thrown away.

30 Dec 2019 - 10:41PM

Linas Linkevicius hits out at ‘shameful’ behaviour as investigation begins after cross containing protest slogans was thrown away.

Lithuanian foreign minister criticises Chinese tourist who tossed pro-Hong Kong memorial across pilgrimage site
China’s gene-editing ‘Frankenstein’ jailed for three years in modified baby case

He Jiankui and two others convicted on charges related to manipulation of embryos to prevent HIV infection.

30 Dec 2019 - 11:41PM

He Jiankui and two others convicted on charges related to manipulation of embryos to prevent HIV infection.

China’s gene-editing ‘Frankenstein’ jailed for three years in modified baby case
South Korea rejects China’s version of President Moon’s Hong Kong remarks

Beijing’s position that Hong Kong and Xinjiang are internal affairs ‘well noted’ but not endorsed, according to Seoul’s presidential office.

25 Dec 2019 - 1:24PM

Beijing’s position that Hong Kong and Xinjiang are internal affairs ‘well noted’ but not endorsed, according to Seoul’s presidential office.

South Korea rejects China’s version of President Moon’s Hong Kong remarks
Have anti-government protests cooked Hong Kong’s financial goose?

Unrest has brought disruptions to business, a retail sales slump and a recession in the third quarter. But the city has a special role as a gateway into mainland China, and economists say that is unlikely to change.

26 Dec 2019 - 2:15PM

Unrest has brought disruptions to business, a retail sales slump and a recession in the third quarter. But the city has a special role as a gateway into mainland China, and economists say that is unlikely to change.

Have anti-government protests cooked Hong Kong’s financial goose?
Why Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing camp may have to get used to losing

Echo Xie and Kinling Lo look at the political implications of the pro-democrats’ landslide win in the city’s recent grass-roots elections.

26 Dec 2019 - 2:18PM

Echo Xie and Kinling Lo look at the political implications of the pro-democrats’ landslide win in the city’s recent grass-roots elections.

Why Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing camp may have to get used to losing
Sri Lanka wants its ‘debt trap’ Hambantota port back. But will China listen?

Critics view the deal as a symbol of the problems associated with Chinese lending and the Belt and Road Initiative, but Beijing so far shows little sign of changing its mind.

7 Dec 2019 - 12:35PM

Critics view the deal as a symbol of the problems associated with Chinese lending and the Belt and Road Initiative, but Beijing so far shows little sign of changing its mind.

Sri Lanka wants its ‘debt trap’ Hambantota port back. But will China listen?
On the defensive on human rights, China’s ambassadors go on the attack

Beijing’s envoys used to fly under the public radar but they’re becoming more vocal about hot-button issues.

7 Dec 2019 - 5:03AM

Beijing’s envoys used to fly under the public radar but they’re becoming more vocal about hot-button issues.

On the defensive on human rights, China’s ambassadors go on the attack
China tightens diplomatic protocol in latest tit-for-tat since passage of US acts

US diplomats already needed permission to meet local Chinese officials, but those in six cities must now notify the foreign ministry five days earlier.

6 Dec 2019 - 2:14AM

US diplomats already needed permission to meet local Chinese officials, but those in six cities must now notify the foreign ministry five days earlier.

China tightens diplomatic protocol in latest tit-for-tat since passage of US acts
Chinese judge behind US$270 million business empire sacked, facing prosecution

Vice-president of Hainan Provincial Higher People’s Court Zhang Jiahui described as a ‘hypocrite who has low morals and full of selfish greed’.

1 Dec 2019 - 10:52PM

Vice-president of Hainan Provincial Higher People’s Court Zhang Jiahui described as a ‘hypocrite who has low morals and full of selfish greed’.

Chinese judge behind US$270 million business empire sacked, facing prosecution
Trade deal must include US tariff rollback says China’s Global Times

Beijing ‘insists’ pledge to scrap new tariffs in December cannot replace a rolling back of existing duties in phase one of hoped-for trade agreement.

1 Dec 2019 - 11:01PM

Beijing ‘insists’ pledge to scrap new tariffs in December cannot replace a rolling back of existing duties in phase one of hoped-for trade agreement.

Trade deal must include US tariff rollback says China’s Global Times
Hong Kong election success for pro-democracy camp gives Beijing a headache when dealing with ‘kingmaker’ tycoons

Sunday’s elections have changed the electoral maths on the committee that selects the city’s chief executive, giving increased importance to the votes of the business elite.

1 Dec 2019 - 8:43PM

Sunday’s elections have changed the electoral maths on the committee that selects the city’s chief executive, giving increased importance to the votes of the business elite.

Hong Kong election success for pro-democracy camp gives Beijing a headache when dealing with ‘kingmaker’ tycoons
What’s next for Hong Kong protesters after the high of opposition bloc’s crushing victory at elections?

Some believe democrats should lay groundwork for Legislative Council election next September by spreading their political ideology at district level.

27 Nov 2019 - 6:38AM

Some believe democrats should lay groundwork for Legislative Council election next September by spreading their political ideology at district level.

What’s next for Hong Kong protesters after the high of opposition bloc’s crushing victory at elections?
Hong Kong protests: police to send negotiators and psychologists to PolyU to convince holdouts to come out

Police promise protesters will not be arrested on the spot and will be treated similar to minors after university top brass meet officers to break deadlock.

26 Nov 2019 - 3:29AM

Police promise protesters will not be arrested on the spot and will be treated similar to minors after university top brass meet officers to break deadlock.

Hong Kong protests: police to send negotiators and psychologists to PolyU to convince holdouts to come out
Pro-Beijing camp’s landslide loss in district council elections ‘a chance for reflection’ on Hong Kong

Commentators in mainland China say the poll might kick-start some deeper thinking on public opinion and the central government’s approach to the city.

25 Nov 2019 - 7:35PM

Commentators in mainland China say the poll might kick-start some deeper thinking on public opinion and the central government’s approach to the city.

Pro-Beijing camp’s landslide loss in district council elections ‘a chance for reflection’ on Hong Kong
Hong Kong elections: no black T-shirts or masks in sight, as protesters tell supporters to go out and vote

Protesters hope a big win for opposition will force government to heed their demands

25 Nov 2019 - 9:39AM

Protesters hope a big win for opposition will force government to heed their demands

Hong Kong elections: no black T-shirts or masks in sight, as protesters tell supporters to go out and vote
Taiwan’s universities open doors to students fleeing Hong Kong campus turmoil

Affected students will be able to sit in on lectures at various colleges but will have to pass ministry review to qualify for a degree.

21 Nov 2019 - 10:43AM

Affected students will be able to sit in on lectures at various colleges but will have to pass ministry review to qualify for a degree.

Taiwan’s universities open doors to students fleeing Hong Kong campus turmoil
‘More than 200 radicals’ to be charged for rioting in Yau Ma Tei, the largest group prosecuted for the same offence amid Hong Kong’s protest crisis

This is the largest group prosecuted in one go for the same offence amid city’s protest crisis.

20 Nov 2019 - 4:40AM

This is the largest group prosecuted in one go for the same offence amid city’s protest crisis.

‘More than 200 radicals’ to be charged for rioting in Yau Ma Tei, the largest group prosecuted for the same offence amid Hong Kong’s protest crisis
Hong Kong protests: residents turn out in force to clear roads near university campuses after five days of traffic mayhem

Heeding online calls from some pro-establishment figures, hundreds of people dismantle barricades built with metal railings, bricks and other obstacles.

17 Nov 2019 - 2:16AM

Heeding online calls from some pro-establishment figures, hundreds of people dismantle barricades built with metal railings, bricks and other obstacles.

Hong Kong protests: residents turn out in force to clear roads near university campuses after five days of traffic mayhem
Thousands take advantage of free ferry service to escape town cut off by Hong Kong protests

Home Affairs Department lays on service to take people from Tai Po to Wu Kai Sha after protests left town cut off and residents stranded.

16 Nov 2019 - 11:58PM

Home Affairs Department lays on service to take people from Tai Po to Wu Kai Sha after protests left town cut off and residents stranded.

Thousands take advantage of free ferry service to escape town cut off by Hong Kong protests
From Hong Kong to the military: the Communist Party’s top new talking points

In the wake of this month’s Central Committee meeting, officials are fanning out across China to spread the party’s word on the national direction.

15 Nov 2019 - 7:00AM

In the wake of this month’s Central Committee meeting, officials are fanning out across China to spread the party’s word on the national direction.

From Hong Kong to the military: the Communist Party’s top new talking points
Hundreds of Taiwanese students head home after campus clashes in Hong Kong

Parents’ fears and suspended classes force some back to the island but others are staying put.

15 Nov 2019 - 12:14AM

Parents’ fears and suspended classes force some back to the island but others are staying put.

Hundreds of Taiwanese students head home after campus clashes in Hong Kong
In Taiwan 2020 election race, the influence of mainland-based voters may be waning

About one million Taiwanese businesspeople live and work in mainland China and traditionally vote ‘blue’ but they may have less influence on next presidential poll.

10 Nov 2019 - 10:27PM

About one million Taiwanese businesspeople live and work in mainland China and traditionally vote ‘blue’ but they may have less influence on next presidential poll.

In Taiwan 2020 election race, the influence of mainland-based voters may be waning
Positions vacant: China opens civil service jobs to Hong Kong and Macau residents for first time

Guangdong says it has set aside 26 of 3,115 vacancies for graduates from special administrative region.

7 Nov 2019 - 11:37PM

Guangdong says it has set aside 26 of 3,115 vacancies for graduates from special administrative region.

Positions vacant: China opens civil service jobs to Hong Kong and Macau residents for first time
How Beijing plans to use powers contained in Basic Law to tighten control over Hong Kong

Statements issued after Communist Party gathering stress importance of ‘one country, two systems’ but suggest closer focus on security and national sovereignty.

2 Nov 2019 - 3:44AM

Statements issued after Communist Party gathering stress importance of ‘one country, two systems’ but suggest closer focus on security and national sovereignty.

How Beijing plans to use powers contained in Basic Law to tighten control over Hong Kong