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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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
Beijing reiterates call for Hong Kong to prioritise national security, patriotic education

‘One country, two systems’ is key to China’s governance, and national education should be strengthened, especially for civil servants and youth, head of Basic Law committees says after Communist Party plenary.

1 Nov 2019 - 3:47PM

‘One country, two systems’ is key to China’s governance, and national education should be strengthened, especially for civil servants and youth, head of Basic Law committees says after Communist Party plenary.

Beijing reiterates call for Hong Kong to prioritise national security, patriotic education
US, China working together to find new venue for trade deal, both sides confirm

Negotiations going ‘as planned’, foreign ministry says after cancellation of Apec summit at which presidents were set to meet to sign ‘phase-one’ agreement. Trump concurs and signals intention to sign.

31 Oct 2019 - 11:12PM

Negotiations going ‘as planned’, foreign ministry says after cancellation of Apec summit at which presidents were set to meet to sign ‘phase-one’ agreement. Trump concurs and signals intention to sign.

US, China working together to find new venue for trade deal, both sides confirm
Trade war: China and US to hold phone talks on Friday after Apec setback

Chile cancels the summit of Apec leaders because of its anti-government protests – but that could give China and the US time to strike a better deal, which may not require Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump to meet.

31 Oct 2019 - 11:53PM

Chile cancels the summit of Apec leaders because of its anti-government protests – but that could give China and the US time to strike a better deal, which may not require Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump to meet.

Trade war: China and US to hold phone talks on Friday after Apec setback
Chinese professor accused of spying by Belgium, barred from entering Schengen Area

Security services in Brussels say Song Xinning, former head of Confucius Institute at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, worked as a recruiter for Chinese intelligence services.

31 Oct 2019 - 3:49PM

Security services in Brussels say Song Xinning, former head of Confucius Institute at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, worked as a recruiter for Chinese intelligence services.

Chinese professor accused of spying by Belgium, barred from entering Schengen Area
Fourth suspect arrested in British truck deaths case

Man from Northern Ireland arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people after 39 people found dead in trailer in Essex.

26 Oct 2019 - 2:21AM

Man from Northern Ireland arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people after 39 people found dead in trailer in Essex.

Fourth suspect arrested in British truck deaths case
European Union ‘won’t rush into trade deal’ with China

Talks have picked up pace this year but the EU is only interested in a ‘good agreement’, spokesman says.

25 Oct 2019 - 4:04AM

Talks have picked up pace this year but the EU is only interested in a ‘good agreement’, spokesman says.

European Union ‘won’t rush into trade deal’ with China
Why a dispute over a Hong Kong murder suspect is giving Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen an election edge

The dispute over Chan Tong-kai’s case is amplifying the ruling party’s position as an upholder of the island’s ‘sovereignty’, analysts say.

24 Oct 2019 - 6:13AM

The dispute over Chan Tong-kai’s case is amplifying the ruling party’s position as an upholder of the island’s ‘sovereignty’, analysts say.

Why a dispute over a Hong Kong murder suspect is giving Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen an election edge
China growth goes west on the back of regional rail spending

Report finds small cities in the country’s central and west provinces surging ahead but weakening conditions could signal slowdown ahead.

23 Oct 2019 - 5:20AM

Report finds small cities in the country’s central and west provinces surging ahead but weakening conditions could signal slowdown ahead.

China growth goes west on the back of regional rail spending
Christian Dior’s apology to Beijing over China map ‘a mistake’, Taipei says

Luxury goods brand the international company to feel backlash over ‘one China’.

18 Oct 2019 - 10:06PM

Luxury goods brand the international company to feel backlash over ‘one China’.

Christian Dior’s apology to Beijing over China map ‘a mistake’, Taipei says
US passes bill praising Canada over detention of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

House of Representatives ‘commends’ Canadian government for ‘upholding the rule of law and complying with its international legal obligations’.

16 Oct 2019 - 2:09PM

House of Representatives ‘commends’ Canadian government for ‘upholding the rule of law and complying with its international legal obligations’.

US passes bill praising Canada over detention of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou
China plays up purchases of US farm goods in positive spin on trade talks

Beijing says it is on the ‘same page’ as Washington in seeing progress in their 15-month-old dispute.

16 Oct 2019 - 1:12AM

Beijing says it is on the ‘same page’ as Washington in seeing progress in their 15-month-old dispute.

China plays up purchases of US farm goods in positive spin on trade talks