Kristin Huang

Hong Kong

Kristin Huang

Senior Reporter, China

Kristin Huang is a senior reporter for the China desk, and focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016, and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.

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US general describes ‘China threat’ in space as Chang’e-5 lunar mission heats up rivalry

US Space Force General John Raymond says America must strengthen ties with allies because space is now a ‘contested domain’.

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US Space Force General John Raymond says America must strengthen ties with allies because space is now a ‘contested domain’.

US general describes ‘China threat’ in space as Chang’e-5 lunar mission heats up rivalry
China’s H-20 stealth bomber will give PLA ‘truly intercontinental’ strike capacity, says report

Royal United Services Institute says the plane will allow China to extend its strike range far beyond its own shores.

26 Nov 2020 - 11:59PM

Royal United Services Institute says the plane will allow China to extend its strike range far beyond its own shores.

China’s H-20 stealth bomber will give PLA ‘truly intercontinental’ strike capacity, says report
Chinese military testing home-made engines for Y-20 transport planes that will allow them to carry most advanced 99A tanks to battlefield

Many of China’s war planes still rely on Russian engines, but the home-made version could increase the transporter’s range and capacity.

25 Nov 2020 - 11:42PM

Many of China’s war planes still rely on Russian engines, but the home-made version could increase the transporter’s range and capacity.

Chinese military testing home-made engines for Y-20 transport planes that will allow them to carry most advanced 99A tanks to battlefield
China supports European push for ‘strategic autonomy’, Wang Yi says

Chinese foreign minister tells French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian that the direction is ‘in line with Europe’s long-term interests’.

23 Nov 2020 - 11:28PM

Chinese foreign minister tells French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian that the direction is ‘in line with Europe’s long-term interests’.

China supports European push for ‘strategic autonomy’, Wang Yi says
New US Indo-Pacific fleet ‘would be akin to grabbing China by the throat’, analyst says

Navy secretary has called for a new command to be formed ‘in the crossroads between the Indian and Pacific oceans’. But it could hurt Beijing’s growing interests in the region, analyst says.

21 Nov 2020 - 11:29PM

Navy secretary has called for a new command to be formed ‘in the crossroads between the Indian and Pacific oceans’. But it could hurt Beijing’s growing interests in the region, analyst says.

New US Indo-Pacific fleet ‘would be akin to grabbing China by the throat’, analyst says
US actions could raise risk of war over Taiwan, warns Chinese leading military researcher

Zhou Bo from the PLA’s Academy of Military Science says Beijing does not want to use force to reunify island but it was worried about some US actions.

20 Nov 2020 - 8:38AM

Zhou Bo from the PLA’s Academy of Military Science says Beijing does not want to use force to reunify island but it was worried about some US actions.

US actions could raise risk of war over Taiwan, warns Chinese leading military researcher
US-China relations: Beijing slams State Department report ‘concocted by Cold War fossils’

Document is ‘another anti-China lie’, foreign ministry says about report that outlines Beijing’s intent to ‘revise the world order around its own authoritarian goals’.

20 Nov 2020 - 7:59AM

Document is ‘another anti-China lie’, foreign ministry says about report that outlines Beijing’s intent to ‘revise the world order around its own authoritarian goals’.

US-China relations: Beijing slams State Department report ‘concocted by Cold War fossils’
US bombers enter Chinese air defence zone as Beijing’s navy mounts massive exercises

Chinese navy conducts simultaneous drills in various theatre commands.

18 Nov 2020 - 9:40AM

Chinese navy conducts simultaneous drills in various theatre commands.

US bombers enter Chinese air defence zone as Beijing’s navy mounts massive exercises
China’s ‘aircraft-carrier killer’ missiles successfully hit target ship in South China Sea, PLA insider reveals

DF-26B and DF-21D missiles launched in August struck moving vessel close to Paracel Islands, former senior colonel Wang Xiangsui says.

14 Nov 2020 - 7:00AM

DF-26B and DF-21D missiles launched in August struck moving vessel close to Paracel Islands, former senior colonel Wang Xiangsui says.

China’s ‘aircraft-carrier killer’ missiles successfully hit target ship in South China Sea, PLA insider reveals
As China’s military confidence grows, it’s now looking to ‘design’ how war is fought

Official publication highlights strategic shift to become more proactive in seeking to shape military events.

13 Nov 2020 - 6:31AM

Official publication highlights strategic shift to become more proactive in seeking to shape military events.

As China’s military confidence grows, it’s now looking to ‘design’ how war is fought
China’s military lays out technology road map to catch up with the US

PLA must keep pace with the times and emphasise smart technologies according to senior leaders.

12 Nov 2020 - 9:59AM

PLA must keep pace with the times and emphasise smart technologies according to senior leaders.

China’s military lays out technology road map to catch up with the US
Under Joe Biden, US and China could work together on Covid-19, climate change, analysts say

But the two powers are expected to continue their rivalry, especially where national interests are at stake.

11 Nov 2020 - 12:11AM

But the two powers are expected to continue their rivalry, especially where national interests are at stake.

Under Joe Biden, US and China could work together on Covid-19, climate change, analysts say
China to disinfect frozen food imports to curb coronavirus spread

Packaging and transport vehicles are to be disinfected before they’re unloaded after contaminated products were linked to cases among port workers.

10 Nov 2020 - 7:00AM

Packaging and transport vehicles are to be disinfected before they’re unloaded after contaminated products were linked to cases among port workers.

China to disinfect frozen food imports to curb coronavirus spread
China’s military modernisation has pushed Japan to develop its own stealth fighter, analysts say

Defence ministry has chosen a contractor to develop the new F-X warplane as part of a programme to upgrade its ageing fleet. Beijing’s aggressive behaviour is seen as the ‘primary catalyst’ for Tokyo’s move.

7 Nov 2020 - 9:24PM

Defence ministry has chosen a contractor to develop the new F-X warplane as part of a programme to upgrade its ageing fleet. Beijing’s aggressive behaviour is seen as the ‘primary catalyst’ for Tokyo’s move.

China’s military modernisation has pushed Japan to develop its own stealth fighter, analysts say
China-US rivalry: Beijing banking on ‘disruptive technologies’ for a military edge, observers say

Speeding up the development of ‘strategic forward-looking disruptive technologies’ is a focus of the country’s latest five-year plan.

5 Nov 2020 - 7:00AM

Speeding up the development of ‘strategic forward-looking disruptive technologies’ is a focus of the country’s latest five-year plan.

China-US rivalry: Beijing banking on ‘disruptive technologies’ for a military edge, observers say
Beijing’s ambassador to Japan appears less Wolf Warrior but holds line that China will defend itself

Japan urged not to host American intermediate-range missiles and ‘upset the regional security balance’ by ambassador Kong Xuanyou.

2 Nov 2020 - 11:27PM

Japan urged not to host American intermediate-range missiles and ‘upset the regional security balance’ by ambassador Kong Xuanyou.

Beijing’s ambassador to Japan appears less Wolf Warrior but holds line that China will defend itself
US and China push to modernise and expand weapons in race for naval dominance in the Pacific

US Navy floats plan to equip destroyers with hypersonic missiles to help contain China in the Pacific.

1 Nov 2020 - 10:33PM

US Navy floats plan to equip destroyers with hypersonic missiles to help contain China in the Pacific.

US and China push to modernise and expand weapons in race for naval dominance in the Pacific
Latest US arms sale to Taiwan ‘will help destroy half of any Chinese invasion force’

The State Department has approved a US$2.4bn deal to supply the island with Harpoon anti-ship missiles to bolster its coastal defences.

28 Oct 2020 - 10:27AM

The State Department has approved a US$2.4bn deal to supply the island with Harpoon anti-ship missiles to bolster its coastal defences.

Latest US arms sale to Taiwan ‘will help destroy half of any Chinese invasion force’
China-US rivalry: PLA monitored American warplane as it flew over Taiwan, PLA source says

People’s Liberation Army tracked flight over Taipei on Wednesday ‘to ensure the operation did not have a malicious intent’, military insider says.

24 Oct 2020 - 11:11PM

People’s Liberation Army tracked flight over Taipei on Wednesday ‘to ensure the operation did not have a malicious intent’, military insider says.

China-US rivalry: PLA monitored American warplane as it flew over Taiwan, PLA source says
Five key takeaways from Xi Jinping’s Korean war anniversary speech

Chinese president’s nationalistic address takes aim at the United States amid worsening relations between the two countries.

23 Oct 2020 - 6:31PM

Chinese president’s nationalistic address takes aim at the United States amid worsening relations between the two countries.

Five key takeaways from Xi Jinping’s Korean war anniversary speech
China overhauls military education, modernising troops to be ready to fight

President Xi Jinping approves a new guideline which combines academic, military and vocational training.

21 Oct 2020 - 10:00PM

President Xi Jinping approves a new guideline which combines academic, military and vocational training.

China overhauls military education, modernising troops to be ready to fight
China boosts its attack range with launch of mysterious new hypersonic cruise missile, insiders say

Sources close to the military and a social media video suggest PLA has weapon with greater speed and range than existing Changjian missiles.

19 Oct 2020 - 11:28PM

Sources close to the military and a social media video suggest PLA has weapon with greater speed and range than existing Changjian missiles.

China boosts its attack range with launch of mysterious new hypersonic cruise missile, insiders say
China’s military moves targeting Taiwan are more about intimidation than invasion, analysts say

Strategy is seen as a tolerable one for Beijing while it focuses on bigger issues like overhauling its economy and managing competition with Washington.

18 Oct 2020 - 11:23PM

Strategy is seen as a tolerable one for Beijing while it focuses on bigger issues like overhauling its economy and managing competition with Washington.

China’s military moves targeting Taiwan are more about intimidation than invasion, analysts say
‘Challenges for China’ in call for bigger US defence budget by Mark Esper

American defence chief’s request for Indo-Pacific focus shows that Washington sees Beijing as the enemy, analyst says.

17 Oct 2020 - 2:40AM

American defence chief’s request for Indo-Pacific focus shows that Washington sees Beijing as the enemy, analyst says.

‘Challenges for China’ in call for bigger US defence budget by Mark Esper
Beijing will crack down over Taiwan’s ‘crazy yet futile’ spy attempts: Communist Party mouthpiece

Taiwanese encouraged to visit the mainland and experience its ‘prosperity and development’.

15 Oct 2020 - 11:45PM

Taiwanese encouraged to visit the mainland and experience its ‘prosperity and development’.

Beijing will crack down over Taiwan’s ‘crazy yet futile’ spy attempts: Communist Party mouthpiece
US sent 60 spy planes close to China in September: Beijing think tank

Marked rise in flights in Yellow Sea region between China and Korean peninsula, and an increase in air refuelling, according to Chinese government-backed body.

14 Oct 2020 - 9:45AM

Marked rise in flights in Yellow Sea region between China and Korean peninsula, and an increase in air refuelling, according to Chinese government-backed body.

US sent 60 spy planes close to China in September: Beijing think tank
China relies on private security firms to keep workers and projects safe in Africa, report says

They are hired mainly by state-owned enterprises to keep oil and gas installations, railways, mines and construction sites safe, according to global policy think tank.

9 Oct 2020 - 10:24PM

They are hired mainly by state-owned enterprises to keep oil and gas installations, railways, mines and construction sites safe, according to global policy think tank.

China relies on private security firms to keep workers and projects safe in Africa, report says
Negative views of China and Xi Jinping at record levels: international survey

Perceptions took the biggest hit in Australia, by 24 percentage points from last year, and worsened 19 points in Britain and 13 points in the United States.

7 Oct 2020 - 8:46PM

Perceptions took the biggest hit in Australia, by 24 percentage points from last year, and worsened 19 points in Britain and 13 points in the United States.

Negative views of China and Xi Jinping at record levels: international survey
China must become self-reliant in key technology to be secure, says military newspaper

PLA journal says the country needs to master technologies such as 5G, blockchain and AI to guarantee its security.

6 Oct 2020 - 7:52PM

PLA journal says the country needs to master technologies such as 5G, blockchain and AI to guarantee its security.

China must become self-reliant in key technology to be secure, says military newspaper
China’s ‘golden week’ gains added lustre as millions make up for lost time after coronavirus outbreak

Millions are using the extended National Day break to enjoy a ‘belated lunar new year’ after the Covid-19 pandemic wrecked their plans for the earlier festival.

5 Oct 2020 - 11:48PM

Millions are using the extended National Day break to enjoy a ‘belated lunar new year’ after the Covid-19 pandemic wrecked their plans for the earlier festival.

China’s ‘golden week’ gains added lustre as millions make up for lost time after coronavirus outbreak