Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.
Kinling Lo
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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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He handed greater clout for Washington talks in bid to end trade war

Xi Jinping delegates authority to vice-premier through special envoy status to show Beijing means business as fresh talks begin, with possible memorandum of understanding to be discussed.

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He handed greater clout for Washington talks in bid to end trade war

Xi Jinping delegates authority to vice-premier through special envoy status to show Beijing means business as fresh talks begin, with possible memorandum of understanding to be discussed.

China and Saudi Arabia to deepen cooperation with crown prince visit

On the final stop of his regional tour Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a visit which seeks to deepen cooperation on ‘Belt and Road Initiative’.

19 Feb 2019 - 3:39PM
China and Saudi Arabia to deepen cooperation with crown prince visit

On the final stop of his regional tour Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a visit which seeks to deepen cooperation on ‘Belt and Road Initiative’.

Legal bump in the belt and road? A Mideast port giant, a Chinese rival and a Hong Kong lawsuit over a Djibouti deal

China Merchants Port Holdings is accused of infringing the port agreement of the United Arab Emirates’ DP World with Djibouti. The case is to be heard in Hong Kong – a belt and road first.

17 Feb 2019 - 11:27PM
Legal bump in the belt and road? A Mideast port giant, a Chinese rival and a Hong Kong lawsuit over a Djibouti deal

China Merchants Port Holdings is accused of infringing the port agreement of the United Arab Emirates’ DP World with Djibouti. The case is to be heard in Hong Kong – a belt and road first.

Turkey’s row with China over Uygurs unlikely to affect relations in long term, analysts say

Outcry from Ankara possibly driven by political pressure as elections loom in Eurasian country.

16 Feb 2019 - 10:54PM
Turkey’s row with China over Uygurs unlikely to affect relations in long term, analysts say

Outcry from Ankara possibly driven by political pressure as elections loom in Eurasian country.

China hits back at European Union’s claim it has 250 spies working in Brussels

Embassy in Belgian capital says it is ‘deeply shocked by the groundless and unfounded reports’.

10 Feb 2019 - 11:26PM
China hits back at European Union’s claim it has 250 spies working in Brussels

Embassy in Belgian capital says it is ‘deeply shocked by the groundless and unfounded reports’.

Chinese girl has close encounter with giant pandas after falling into their enclosure

Visitors watch in horror as security guards at reserve in Sichuan province struggle to pull youngster to safety.

10 Feb 2019 - 11:05PM
Chinese girl has close encounter with giant pandas after falling into their enclosure

Visitors watch in horror as security guards at reserve in Sichuan province struggle to pull youngster to safety.

From oil to infrastructure, why China has plenty to lose from political turmoil in Venezuela

Caracas needs Chinese loans and investment in various sectors, offering resources in return – but instability and a struggling economy in the South American nation have already cost Beijing dearly.

9 Feb 2019 - 3:30PM
From oil to infrastructure, why China has plenty to lose from political turmoil in Venezuela

Caracas needs Chinese loans and investment in various sectors, offering resources in return – but instability and a struggling economy in the South American nation have already cost Beijing dearly.

El Salvador’s president-elect to reassess ties with Beijing less than year after diplomatic switch from Taipei

While New Central American government will decide ‘what is best for nation, not one political party’.

8 Feb 2019 - 10:37PM
El Salvador’s president-elect to reassess ties with Beijing less than year after diplomatic switch from Taipei

While New Central American government will decide ‘what is best for nation, not one political party’.

Chinese tourists’ American dream remains strong despite Huawei row and trade war

Travel companies say both America and Canada remain popular destinations among Chinese travellers heading overseas for the peak Lunar New Year period.

6 Feb 2019 - 12:09AM
Chinese tourists’ American dream remains strong despite Huawei row and trade war

Travel companies say both America and Canada remain popular destinations among Chinese travellers heading overseas for the peak Lunar New Year period.

PLA bombers, jet fighters star in Beijing’s ‘Happy Lunar New Year’ video message to Taiwan

Propaganda film leaves little to the imagination as images of military aircraft are set against shots of Taiwanese landmarks, and soundtrack urges ‘brothers and sisters’ to ‘return [and] reunite’

5 Feb 2019 - 1:44PM
PLA bombers, jet fighters star in Beijing’s ‘Happy Lunar New Year’ video message to Taiwan

Propaganda film leaves little to the imagination as images of military aircraft are set against shots of Taiwanese landmarks, and soundtrack urges ‘brothers and sisters’ to ‘return [and] reunite’

Backchannels to Beijing close as detentions raise fears among old China hands

Former envoys say they are hesitant to visit China to try to rekindle valuable informal ties if the cost is cold confinement.

2 Feb 2019 - 11:11PM
Backchannels to Beijing close as detentions raise fears among old China hands

Former envoys say they are hesitant to visit China to try to rekindle valuable informal ties if the cost is cold confinement.

How Donald Trump could change the course of Meng Wanzhou’s ‘years-long’ battle against extradition

Canada usually complies with extradition requests but the China-US trade war – and the US president’s apparent willingness to intervene in the case – could make the difference this time.

30 Jan 2019 - 11:23PM
How Donald Trump could change the course of Meng Wanzhou’s ‘years-long’ battle against extradition

Canada usually complies with extradition requests but the China-US trade war – and the US president’s apparent willingness to intervene in the case – could make the difference this time.

China, US ‘less belligerent, more cordial’ as delegation heads to Washington before Liu He

Commerce Vice-Minister Wang Shouwen and Finance Vice-Minister Liao Min are expected to arrive in the US on Monday, Bloomberg reports.

25 Jan 2019 - 9:34PM
China, US ‘less belligerent, more cordial’ as delegation heads to Washington before Liu He

Commerce Vice-Minister Wang Shouwen and Finance Vice-Minister Liao Min are expected to arrive in the US on Monday, Bloomberg reports.

Could Americans be next after China detains Canadian and Australian citizens?

Analysts question whether Chinese government is willing to risk America’s anger by detaining its citizens, but may be using Canada as a proxy.

26 Jan 2019 - 11:26AM
Could Americans be next after China detains Canadian and Australian citizens?

Analysts question whether Chinese government is willing to risk America’s anger by detaining its citizens, but may be using Canada as a proxy.

Australian spy novelist Yang Hengjun held in China in state security investigation

Former Chinese diplomat, 53, in residential detention in Beijing, Canberra says.

24 Jan 2019 - 11:29PM
Australian spy novelist Yang Hengjun held in China in state security investigation

Former Chinese diplomat, 53, in residential detention in Beijing, Canberra says.

China’s military overhaul likely to raise neighbours’ concerns over improved offensive capabilities

Move away from primarily defensive structure – as highlighted by downgrading of land army – likely to trigger concerns about growing assertiveness in areas such as the South China Sea.

22 Jan 2019 - 11:06PM
China’s military overhaul likely to raise neighbours’ concerns over improved offensive capabilities

Move away from primarily defensive structure – as highlighted by downgrading of land army – likely to trigger concerns about growing assertiveness in areas such as the South China Sea.

Shinawatras out, Lee Kuan Yew in: Asian leaders’ differing treatment by China’s ancestry tourism

Pilgrimages by former Thai leaders Thaksin and Yingluck to Guangdong village where they have roots are no longer as feted – while nearby village seeks tourism from tenuous link to Singapore’s founding father.

19 Jan 2019 - 10:58PM
Shinawatras out, Lee Kuan Yew in: Asian leaders’ differing treatment by China’s ancestry tourism

Pilgrimages by former Thai leaders Thaksin and Yingluck to Guangdong village where they have roots are no longer as feted – while nearby village seeks tourism from tenuous link to Singapore’s founding father.

China says US claims it uses forced technology transfer to boost military are ‘absurd’

Beijing dismisses ‘unprofessional’ Pentagon report that said it was forcing foreign firms to hand over technology for benefit of its military.

16 Jan 2019 - 11:27PM
China says US claims it uses forced technology transfer to boost military are ‘absurd’

Beijing dismisses ‘unprofessional’ Pentagon report that said it was forcing foreign firms to hand over technology for benefit of its military.

Former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra does have a Cambodian passport, and may have used it to flee in 2017

Cambodia had denied that it gave Yingluck Shinawatra, who was supposedly under 24-hour military surveillance, any travel documents. But the ex-politician used it to set up a company in Hong Kong last year.

9 Jan 2019 - 11:30PM
Former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra does have a Cambodian passport, and may have used it to flee in 2017

Cambodia had denied that it gave Yingluck Shinawatra, who was supposedly under 24-hour military surveillance, any travel documents. But the ex-politician used it to set up a company in Hong Kong last year.

Beijing treads carefully when scions of Thai political dynasty arrive in China in search of their roots

Low-key reception demonstrates how sensitive relations with Thailand are as Chinese censors set to work after exiled sister and brother visit Guangdong.

7 Jan 2019 - 11:00PM
Beijing treads carefully when scions of Thai political dynasty arrive in China in search of their roots

Low-key reception demonstrates how sensitive relations with Thailand are as Chinese censors set to work after exiled sister and brother visit Guangdong.

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