Kinling Lo

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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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White House confirms China has stopped anti-drug cooperation

Rahul Gupta, director of national drug control policy, says Beijing stopped talks after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan in August.

Rahul Gupta, director of national drug control policy, says Beijing stopped talks after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan in August.

29 Sep 2022 - 6:23AM
Hong Kong’s scrapping of mandatory hotel quarantine means little for mainland China travellers

Mainland China is still keeping its borders closed to most travellers and discourages non-essential travel to Hong Kong.

Mainland China is still keeping its borders closed to most travellers and discourages non-essential travel to Hong Kong.

25 Sep 2022 - 12:11PM
US Air Force general says more sophisticated fighter jets are needed to deter China

General Mark Kelly, the head of the Air Combat Command, says the air force has 48 squadrons of ‘multirole’ fighters but needs 60, and that the shortages are most significant in the Pacific Air Forces.

General Mark Kelly, the head of the Air Combat Command, says the air force has 48 squadrons of ‘multirole’ fighters but needs 60, and that the shortages are most significant in the Pacific Air Forces.

23 Sep 2022 - 3:01AM
‘Striking’ that Putin admits Xi’s concerns about Russia’s war in Ukraine: US State Department

‘Not surprising’ Beijing voicing reservations after months of ‘geopolitical gymnastics’ trying to avoid criticising Moscow, says spokesman

‘Not surprising’ Beijing voicing reservations after months of ‘geopolitical gymnastics’ trying to avoid criticising Moscow, says spokesman

16 Sep 2022 - 11:02PM
Under construction: Building the US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, pillar by pillar

Negotiations on the details of IPEF, the economic component of the US strategy to counter China in the region, start on Thursday in Los Angeles.

Negotiations on the details of IPEF, the economic component of the US strategy to counter China in the region, start on Thursday in Los Angeles.

8 Sep 2022 - 5:59AM
US Chips Act bars American companies in China from building ‘advanced tech’ factories for 10 years

Recipients of US$52 billion in funding can only expand operations in China that make older and cheaper generation of chips, commerce secretary says.

Recipients of US$52 billion in funding can only expand operations in China that make older and cheaper generation of chips, commerce secretary says.

7 Sep 2022 - 6:07AM
6 Sep 2022 - 9:07AM
US State Department to name Gregory May as consul general for Hong Kong, sources say

Appointment of long-time China hand, the US consul general in Shenyang from 2016 to 2019, is said to have been made at least in part to avoid adding tension between Washington and Beijing.

Appointment of long-time China hand, the US consul general in Shenyang from 2016 to 2019, is said to have been made at least in part to avoid adding tension between Washington and Beijing.

3 Sep 2022 - 7:07AM
Taiwan fires shots at mainland Chinese drone for first time, island’s defence ministry says

Encounter in airspace over Quemoy archipelago just 4km (2.5 miles) off mainland city of Xiamen came soon after warning shots.

Encounter in airspace over Quemoy archipelago just 4km (2.5 miles) off mainland city of Xiamen came soon after warning shots.

31 Aug 2022 - 10:10PM
US business optimism in China tumbles to an all-time low, with zero-Covid and geopolitical tension top concerns

Coronavirus control measures, deteriorating US-China relations and Beijing’s data and cybersecurity rules are top concerns for American firms, according to a new survey.

Coronavirus control measures, deteriorating US-China relations and Beijing’s data and cybersecurity rules are top concerns for American firms, according to a new survey.

30 Aug 2022 - 3:43AM
China to give US access to audit data to stave off mass expulsion of Chinese companies from US exchanges

China and the US signed an accord granting the US accounting oversight board access to Chinese audit data, ending an impasse that has wiped billions of dollars off Chinese stocks on US exchanges.

China and the US signed an accord granting the US accounting oversight board access to Chinese audit data, ending an impasse that has wiped billions of dollars off Chinese stocks on US exchanges.

27 Aug 2022 - 9:43AM
US sending aircraft and warships to Taiwan Strait due to Beijing ‘pressure campaign’, White House says

‘We will ensure that our presence, posture and exercise account for China’s more provocative and destabilising behaviour’, says Indo-Pacific adviser amid simmering bilateral tensions.

‘We will ensure that our presence, posture and exercise account for China’s more provocative and destabilising behaviour’, says Indo-Pacific adviser amid simmering bilateral tensions.

13 Aug 2022 - 9:58AM
Taiwan bill looms, and it could pose ‘direct challenge’ for US-China ties

Observers say Taiwan Policy Act ‘would overturn Sino-US relations’ and could prompt a stronger response from Beijing than House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taipei.

Observers say Taiwan Policy Act ‘would overturn Sino-US relations’ and could prompt a stronger response from Beijing than House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taipei.

10 Aug 2022 - 12:06PM
Latest twist in Taiwan spat sees top China envoy and White House clash over Pelosi visit aftermath

Exchange of strong statements in Washington follows summoning of Ambassador Qin Gang to condemn Beijing’s ‘overreaction’ to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to self-ruled island.

Exchange of strong statements in Washington follows summoning of Ambassador Qin Gang to condemn Beijing’s ‘overreaction’ to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to self-ruled island.

6 Aug 2022 - 7:17AM
Focus on Pacific Island economies, climate crisis to counter China, US told

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission hears the US must win hearts and minds of Pacific Islanders by taking their priorities seriously.

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission hears the US must win hearts and minds of Pacific Islanders by taking their priorities seriously.

5 Aug 2022 - 10:55AM
Beijing condemns Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, calling it ‘a serious violation’ of one-China policy

Qin Gang, China’s ambassador to the US, says Pelosi’s visit will escalate tensions both across the Taiwan Strait and between Beijing and Washington.

Qin Gang, China’s ambassador to the US, says Pelosi’s visit will escalate tensions both across the Taiwan Strait and between Beijing and Washington.

3 Aug 2022 - 5:09AM
For America’s next generation of China experts, the challenges go beyond language and country access

Sagging interest in studying ‘most serious competitor’ impedes Biden administration’s goals amid tense bilateral relations.

Sagging interest in studying ‘most serious competitor’ impedes Biden administration’s goals amid tense bilateral relations.

1 Aug 2022 - 10:41AM
‘Surprising shortfalls’ in China military logistics suggest lack of conflict readiness: US analysts

Centralised PLA logistics system ‘something of a soft underbelly’ that could hamper battlefield effectiveness, say Pentagon experts.

Centralised PLA logistics system ‘something of a soft underbelly’ that could hamper battlefield effectiveness, say Pentagon experts.

20 Jul 2022 - 5:16AM
American businesses in Hong Kong face operational risks similar to those in mainland China: US envoy

City’s strength as a business hub ‘will continue to erode’ if it stays on current trajectory, says US consul general in Hong Kong, citing national security law.

City’s strength as a business hub ‘will continue to erode’ if it stays on current trajectory, says US consul general in Hong Kong, citing national security law.

7 Jul 2022 - 6:50AM
Chinese firms in the US report revenue bounces back but investment drops with gloom about China-US ties

China General Chamber of Commerce in the US asked 111 Chinese companies about their revenue and their outlook, with 54 per cent reporting revenue growth.

China General Chamber of Commerce in the US asked 111 Chinese companies about their revenue and their outlook, with 54 per cent reporting revenue growth.

2 Jul 2022 - 12:09AM
US needs to do more to protect companies against state-sponsored cyberattacks, experts say

Federal government is encouraged to strengthen safeguards, improve public-private cooperation and bolster regulations and cybersecurity strategy.

Federal government is encouraged to strengthen safeguards, improve public-private cooperation and bolster regulations and cybersecurity strategy.

2 Jul 2022 - 2:15AM
G7 summit statement will take aim at ‘challenge China poses’, US national security adviser says

Beijing’s non-market economic practices, approach to debt and human rights actions set to be addressed in communique issued from meeting in Germany.

Beijing’s non-market economic practices, approach to debt and human rights actions set to be addressed in communique issued from meeting in Germany.

28 Jun 2022 - 3:34AM
Biden unveils US$600 billion global infrastructure plan at G7 summit to counter China’s Belt and Road

Clean energy, secure communications technology and health systems among focus areas for programme funded by grants, federal financing and private sector.

Clean energy, secure communications technology and health systems among focus areas for programme funded by grants, federal financing and private sector.

27 Jun 2022 - 3:46AM
China can expect a ‘harder line’ from G7, Nato countries at summits

US officials predict Beijing will be named for the first time in the North Atlantic alliance’s policy framework.

US officials predict Beijing will be named for the first time in the North Atlantic alliance’s policy framework.

23 Jun 2022 - 7:14PM
Biden, China’s Xi ‘will talk’ says US president, weighing action on tariffs

Biden said he would be talking to Xi and was ‘in the process’ of making a decision about the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on Chinese imports.

Biden said he would be talking to Xi and was ‘in the process’ of making a decision about the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on Chinese imports.

19 Jun 2022 - 7:10AM
Elon Musk envisions remaking Twitter in WeChat’s image

‘You basically live on WeChat in China. If we can re-create that with Twitter, we’ll be a great success.’

‘You basically live on WeChat in China. If we can re-create that with Twitter, we’ll be a great success.’

18 Jun 2022 - 6:54AM
White House adviser calls relationship with India ‘most important for the United States’

Kurt Campbell, US President Joe Biden’s Indo-Pacific adviser, discusses plans to offer more security guarantees to New Delhi and also hints at developments in the Aukus pact.

Kurt Campbell, US President Joe Biden’s Indo-Pacific adviser, discusses plans to offer more security guarantees to New Delhi and also hints at developments in the Aukus pact.

25 Jun 2022 - 5:33AM
US security adviser says hard line on Russia is needed to dissuade China from similar moves

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says an unchallenged invasion of Ukraine would embolden ‘other would-be aggressors, like China’.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says an unchallenged invasion of Ukraine would embolden ‘other would-be aggressors, like China’.

17 Jun 2022 - 7:37AM
Chubb CEO Evan Greenberg urges US businesses to stay engaged in China market

Evan Greenberg says a full-scale decoupling is ‘an economic impossibility’ that would undermine US global competitiveness.

Evan Greenberg says a full-scale decoupling is ‘an economic impossibility’ that would undermine US global competitiveness.

15 Jun 2022 - 7:04AM
Two top US and China officials meet for a third time this year to ‘reduce risks’

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi meet in Luxembourg to discuss Taiwan, Ukraine, North Korea and Washington’s Indo-Pacific diplomatic efforts.

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi meet in Luxembourg to discuss Taiwan, Ukraine, North Korea and Washington’s Indo-Pacific diplomatic efforts.

14 Jun 2022 - 6:55AM