Kinling Lo

Beijing

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 will continue to build links to outside world

Chinese leader also highlighted the country’s role in keeping the global supply chain running during the Covid-19 pandemic in speech to UN transport conference.

Chinese leader also highlighted the country’s role in keeping the global supply chain running during the Covid-19 pandemic in speech to UN transport conference.

Xi Jinping says China will continue to build links to outside world
15 Oct 2021 - 12:12AM
China ‘overly optimistic’ on relations with US, Beijing adviser says

There may be signs of a thaw but tensions won’t significantly ease in the foreseeable future, according to international relations expert Shi Yinhong.

There may be signs of a thaw but tensions won’t significantly ease in the foreseeable future, according to international relations expert Shi Yinhong.

China ‘overly optimistic’ on relations with US, Beijing adviser says
12 Oct 2021 - 11:54PM
Xi Jinping plans call with EU’s Charles Michel, as Brussels looks to steady ship on China

Call would come after European Union leadership talks last week on how the bloc should engage with China going forward.

Call would come after European Union leadership talks last week on how the bloc should engage with China going forward.

Xi Jinping plans call with EU’s Charles Michel, as Brussels looks to steady ship on China
12 Oct 2021 - 8:56PM
China, Russia ask UN to check biological warfare strength of US and allies

Beijing’s envoy urges US to agree to a monitoring mechanism, continuing the finger-pointing after the nations traded barbs over the coronavirus’ origins.

Beijing’s envoy urges US to agree to a monitoring mechanism, continuing the finger-pointing after the nations traded barbs over the coronavirus’ origins.

China, Russia ask UN to check biological warfare strength of US and allies
8 Oct 2021 - 11:33PM
China stresses positives after latest US talks

The meeting between foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi and National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan struck a different tone to March’s testy encounter in Alaska

The meeting between foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi and National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan struck a different tone to March’s testy encounter in Alaska

China stresses positives after latest US talks
7 Oct 2021 - 8:21PM
China calls on rich nations to give more to UN, with apparent dig at US as ‘major’ defaulter

Chinese envoy Zhang Jun blames UN cash crunch on ‘major contributor’ with long-term unpaid dues, in apparent reference to the US.

Chinese envoy Zhang Jun blames UN cash crunch on ‘major contributor’ with long-term unpaid dues, in apparent reference to the US.

China calls on rich nations to give more to UN, with apparent dig at US as ‘major’ defaulter
5 Oct 2021 - 10:24PM
China-EU relations: Europeans seek face time with President Xi Jinping to help soothe ailing ties

Chinese and European Council presidents expected to hold talks as early as this month, according to EU official, amid rising tension over human rights and economic practices.

Chinese and European Council presidents expected to hold talks as early as this month, according to EU official, amid rising tension over human rights and economic practices.

China-EU relations: Europeans seek face time with President Xi Jinping to help soothe ailing ties
3 Oct 2021 - 12:33AM
China backs North Korean call to revise sanctions to revive nuclear talks

Instead of empty slogans, US should restart UN resolutions and ‘revise sanctions related to humanitarian aspects’, Beijing says.

Instead of empty slogans, US should restart UN resolutions and ‘revise sanctions related to humanitarian aspects’, Beijing says.

China backs North Korean call to revise sanctions to revive nuclear talks
1 Oct 2021 - 11:26PM
China defends pandemic travel curbs after Indian envoy hits out at ‘unscientific approach’

Foreign ministry says rules are to protect people and apply to everyone after ambassador last week hit out at tough visa rules that have stranded thousands of Indians.

Foreign ministry says rules are to protect people and apply to everyone after ambassador last week hit out at tough visa rules that have stranded thousands of Indians.

China defends pandemic travel curbs after Indian envoy hits out at ‘unscientific approach’
28 Sep 2021 - 11:08PM
Poll points to European disconnect over ‘cold war’ with China

Think tank says its survey shows hawkish framing by Brussels could repel more voters than it attracts among EU member states.

Think tank says its survey shows hawkish framing by Brussels could repel more voters than it attracts among EU member states.

Poll points to European disconnect over ‘cold war’ with China
23 Sep 2021 - 11:32PM
Beijing’s bid to join CPTPP may fail yet also succeed, experts say

Differences with members of the trade pact, notably Australia and Japan, may prevent China winning the backing needed, but there could be diplomatic benefits.

Differences with members of the trade pact, notably Australia and Japan, may prevent China winning the backing needed, but there could be diplomatic benefits.

Beijing’s bid to join CPTPP may fail yet also succeed, experts say
21 Sep 2021 - 8:16AM
France warns new Aukus alliance threatens security partnerships in Indo-Pacific

France ‘notes and regrets’ end of its submarine deal with Australia and will convene EU summit on European defence.

France ‘notes and regrets’ end of its submarine deal with Australia and will convene EU summit on European defence.

France warns new Aukus alliance threatens security partnerships in Indo-Pacific
21 Sep 2021 - 10:11AM
Xi rallies model PLA unit at India-China border, praises ‘great job’

Chinese president sends letter acknowledging strenuous mission and heavy responsibilities of frontline troops.

Chinese president sends letter acknowledging strenuous mission and heavy responsibilities of frontline troops.

Xi rallies model PLA unit at India-China border, praises ‘great job’
14 Sep 2021 - 10:14PM
China warns Vietnam to watch out for outside interference in South China Sea

Vietnam is likely to continue its pragmatic balancing act between the two powers, and remain a reliable partner to all, say analysts.

Vietnam is likely to continue its pragmatic balancing act between the two powers, and remain a reliable partner to all, say analysts.

China warns Vietnam to watch out for outside interference in South China Sea
11 Sep 2021 - 9:13PM
‘You don’t even understand the basics’: Chinese ex-diplomat lashes out at EU envoy

Nicolas Chapuis warned his ‘biases’ could hurt ties, after comments on China’s ‘changing’ diplomacy, EU sanctions and row over Taipei’s office in Lithuania.

Nicolas Chapuis warned his ‘biases’ could hurt ties, after comments on China’s ‘changing’ diplomacy, EU sanctions and row over Taipei’s office in Lithuania.

‘You don’t even understand the basics’: Chinese ex-diplomat lashes out at EU envoy
10 Sep 2021 - 10:24PM
‘China is not the Soviet Union’ says Beijing’s envoy to Washington

Qin Gang urges an end to ‘cold war mentality’ and more communication to help the two sides handle differences constructively.

Qin Gang urges an end to ‘cold war mentality’ and more communication to help the two sides handle differences constructively.

‘China is not the Soviet Union’ says Beijing’s envoy to Washington
1 Sep 2021 - 11:24PM
China holds firm on Xinjiang as neighbouring Afghanistan poses security concerns

Counterterrorism and stability measures will continue in the remote region which shares a border with the war-torn country.

Counterterrorism and stability measures will continue in the remote region which shares a border with the war-torn country.

China holds firm on Xinjiang as neighbouring Afghanistan poses security concerns
30 Aug 2021 - 11:30PM
Stay or go? The tough choices for Chinese businesspeople in Afghanistan

Amid the turmoil of the American departure and the Taliban takeover, shops have shut and the ‘rules of the game have been broken’.

Amid the turmoil of the American departure and the Taliban takeover, shops have shut and the ‘rules of the game have been broken’.

Stay or go? The tough choices for Chinese businesspeople in Afghanistan
30 Aug 2021 - 10:27PM
China’s special Afghan envoy optimistic about future relations with ‘friendly’ Taliban

Yue Xiaoyong tells a Chinese news portal that the militant group ‘like to exchange ideas and listen to what people say and explain things’.

Yue Xiaoyong tells a Chinese news portal that the militant group ‘like to exchange ideas and listen to what people say and explain things’.

China’s special Afghan envoy optimistic about future relations with ‘friendly’ Taliban
29 Aug 2021 - 9:45PM
China says US intelligence report into Covid-19 origins will unleash new wave of anti-Asian racism

Embassy in Washington denounces ‘unscientific’ report for ‘scapegoating’ China and warns it will prompt violence and discrimination.

Embassy in Washington denounces ‘unscientific’ report for ‘scapegoating’ China and warns it will prompt violence and discrimination.

China says US intelligence report into Covid-19 origins will unleash new wave of anti-Asian racism
29 Aug 2021 - 10:38PM
What is the Wakhan Corridor and why is China worried about it?

As the Taliban take Afghanistan, a narrow strip of shared border has China worried about spillover in Xinjiang, given the militant group’s ties with Uygur separatists.

As the Taliban take Afghanistan, a narrow strip of shared border has China worried about spillover in Xinjiang, given the militant group’s ties with Uygur separatists.

What is the Wakhan Corridor and why is China worried about it?
27 Aug 2021 - 10:00PM
Pakistan attack targeting Chinese adds to concern over security threats

Analyst says situation is now ‘clearly worse’ for workers on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects.

Analyst says situation is now ‘clearly worse’ for workers on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects.

Pakistan attack targeting Chinese adds to concern over security threats
24 Aug 2021 - 10:00AM
China weighs how best to bolt the back door to terrorists from Afghanistan

Beijing fears instability in Afghanistan could pose a threat via other neighbouring countries such as Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Beijing fears instability in Afghanistan could pose a threat via other neighbouring countries such as Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

China weighs how best to bolt the back door to terrorists from Afghanistan
24 Aug 2021 - 6:18PM
Taliban takeover in Afghanistan spurs China and other neighbours to consider their alliances

Following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, Beijing has identified stopping conflict spilling into its far western region of Xinjiang as a top priority.

Following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, Beijing has identified stopping conflict spilling into its far western region of Xinjiang as a top priority.

Taliban takeover in Afghanistan spurs China and other neighbours to consider their alliances
18 Aug 2021 - 11:26PM
Risks and opportunities for China in Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan

As the world criticises chaotic US withdrawal, Beijing has strengthened its border with the country and met Taliban leaders.

As the world criticises chaotic US withdrawal, Beijing has strengthened its border with the country and met Taliban leaders.

Risks and opportunities for China in Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan
17 Aug 2021 - 5:44AM
China should pressure Taliban in 2 ways, Afghanistan’s envoy says

Ambassador Javid Ahmad Qaem proposes ways in which China’s relations in the region can be used to influence the situation in its troubled neighbouring country.

Ambassador Javid Ahmad Qaem proposes ways in which China’s relations in the region can be used to influence the situation in its troubled neighbouring country.

China should pressure Taliban in 2 ways, Afghanistan’s envoy says
16 Aug 2021 - 10:37PM
Is Iran’s long quest to join the China-led SCO nearly over?

Tehran’s security chief says its membership application is now down to formalities.

Tehran’s security chief says its membership application is now down to formalities.

Is Iran’s long quest to join the China-led SCO nearly over?
13 Aug 2021 - 10:25PM
Human rights abuses claimed in hundreds of China belt and road projects

A report has identified rights allegations involving Chinese companies in the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and Africa.

A report has identified rights allegations involving Chinese companies in the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and Africa.

Human rights abuses claimed in hundreds of China belt and road projects
11 Aug 2021 - 11:16PM
China tightens laboratory animal rules amid calls for coronavirus lab-leak probe

Science ministry releases draft update on safety, body disposal and environmental controls in experimental facilities.

Science ministry releases draft update on safety, body disposal and environmental controls in experimental facilities.

China tightens laboratory animal rules amid calls for coronavirus lab-leak probe
6 Aug 2021 - 6:57AM
Former Chinese government spokesman calls for ‘friendly’ approach to foreign media

Against a backdrop of increasing pressure on international news outlets, an adviser to the Hainan free port advocates more interaction.

Against a backdrop of increasing pressure on international news outlets, an adviser to the Hainan free port advocates more interaction.

Former Chinese government spokesman calls for ‘friendly’ approach to foreign media
6 Aug 2021 - 1:17PM