Kristin Huang

Hong Kong

Kristin Huang

Senior Reporter, China Desk

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who 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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Chinese doctor fired for telling parents to give babies protein drink instead of formula milk

Hospital in Guangdong province says none of the babies given the over-the-counter product have shown any ill effects so far.

9 Aug 2020 - 10:51PM

Hospital in Guangdong province says none of the babies given the over-the-counter product have shown any ill effects so far.

Chinese doctor fired for telling parents to give babies protein drink instead of formula milk
Chinese tourists start to return to Wuhan’s attractions as city tries to get back on its feet after coronavirus

Some of the city’s best-known sites such as the Yellow Crane Tower saw larger than normal visitor numbers after entry fees were scrapped.

9 Aug 2020 - 10:41PM

Some of the city’s best-known sites such as the Yellow Crane Tower saw larger than normal visitor numbers after entry fees were scrapped.

Chinese tourists start to return to Wuhan’s attractions as city tries to get back on its feet after coronavirus
Chinese peacekeepers deliver emergency medical help in Lebanon after Beirut port explosion kills 135

Chinese President Xi Jinping sends a message of condolence to Lebanese President Michel Aoun, expressing sorrow for the loss of life.

6 Aug 2020 - 11:35PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping sends a message of condolence to Lebanese President Michel Aoun, expressing sorrow for the loss of life.

Chinese peacekeepers deliver emergency medical help in Lebanon after Beirut port explosion kills 135
US-China relations: militaries carry out missile tests as tensions continue to simmer

‘We are in a highly alert state for combat,’ PLA commander says after launch of DF-26 and DF-16 missiles.

5 Aug 2020 - 11:25PM

‘We are in a highly alert state for combat,’ PLA commander says after launch of DF-26 and DF-16 missiles.

US-China relations: militaries carry out missile tests as tensions continue to simmer
South China Sea: Chinese air force steps up combat-readiness drills

Aircraft from various theatre commands carry out range of exercises, including simulated raids and mid-air refuelling, state media report.

5 Aug 2020 - 3:20PM

Aircraft from various theatre commands carry out range of exercises, including simulated raids and mid-air refuelling, state media report.

South China Sea: Chinese air force steps up combat-readiness drills
China-Japan ties: Coronavirus and US tensions cloud hopes for ‘new era’

The East China Sea territorial dispute, a will by Japan to move manufacturing away from China and Sino-US friction are among issues damaging the relationship.

4 Aug 2020 - 2:57PM

The East China Sea territorial dispute, a will by Japan to move manufacturing away from China and Sino-US friction are among issues damaging the relationship.

China-Japan ties: Coronavirus and US tensions cloud hopes for ‘new era’
Sharp increase in US surveillance of South China Sea observed in July

Almost twice as many reconnaissance aircraft flew over contested waters last month than in May, think tank says.

5 Aug 2020 - 4:33PM

Almost twice as many reconnaissance aircraft flew over contested waters last month than in May, think tank says.

Sharp increase in US surveillance of South China Sea observed in July
South China Sea: Beijing reclassifies navigation area to increase control, experts say

Change to regulation drawn up in 1974 indicative of Beijing’s drive to bring as much of the disputed waterway under its control as possible.

1 Aug 2020 - 3:40AM

Change to regulation drawn up in 1974 indicative of Beijing’s drive to bring as much of the disputed waterway under its control as possible.

South China Sea: Beijing reclassifies navigation area to increase control, experts say
Most Brazilian coronavirus strains had origins in Europe, study finds

Researchers from Brazil and Britain find 75 per cent of strains in country can be genetically traced to three groups from Europe.

29 Jul 2020 - 5:38AM

Researchers from Brazil and Britain find 75 per cent of strains in country can be genetically traced to three groups from Europe.

Most Brazilian coronavirus strains had origins in Europe, study finds
China’s AG600 amphibious aircraft clears sea trial on its way to being used in emergencies and South China Sea

After Covid-19 delays, prototype successfully skis along ocean surface and then takes off from the water during trial in Shandong province.

27 Jul 2020 - 11:25PM

After Covid-19 delays, prototype successfully skis along ocean surface and then takes off from the water during trial in Shandong province.

China’s AG600 amphibious aircraft clears sea trial on its way to being used in emergencies and South China Sea
Chinese President Xi Jinping urges military to boost drone warfare capacity

Xi tells students at air force university that pilot training is also a key element of building a stronger military.

24 Jul 2020 - 10:14PM

Xi tells students at air force university that pilot training is also a key element of building a stronger military.

Chinese President Xi Jinping urges military to boost drone warfare capacity
Asian states face stark choice in threat of China-US military clash

Tensions between Beijing and Washington put pressure on friends and neighbours of both countries to pick a side.

3 Aug 2020 - 5:14PM

Tensions between Beijing and Washington put pressure on friends and neighbours of both countries to pick a side.

Asian states face stark choice in threat of China-US military clash
Beijing should close US consulate for Hong Kong, Chinese polls say

Two-thirds of respondents in survey by nationalist newspaper Global Times name mission in former British colony as their preferred target for retribution.

24 Jul 2020 - 7:43AM

Two-thirds of respondents in survey by nationalist newspaper Global Times name mission in former British colony as their preferred target for retribution.

Beijing should close US consulate for Hong Kong, Chinese polls say
China launches its first independent mission to Mars

The Tianwen-1 probe, consisting of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, is expected to arrive on the red planet in February.

23 Jul 2020 - 11:35PM

The Tianwen-1 probe, consisting of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, is expected to arrive on the red planet in February.

China launches its first independent mission to Mars
Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece accuses Taiwan’s ruling party of meddling in Hong Kong affairs

People’s Daily publishes commentary that describes the Democratic Progressive Party as a ‘black hand’ that is ‘destabilising’ Hong Kong.

20 Jul 2020 - 9:37AM

People’s Daily publishes commentary that describes the Democratic Progressive Party as a ‘black hand’ that is ‘destabilising’ Hong Kong.

Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece accuses Taiwan’s ruling party of meddling in Hong Kong affairs
China’s ‘wonder kids’ are literally too good to be true

Primary schoolchildren who apparently carried out advanced scientific research are revealed to have had a little help from their parents.

19 Jul 2020 - 10:47PM

Primary schoolchildren who apparently carried out advanced scientific research are revealed to have had a little help from their parents.

China’s ‘wonder kids’ are literally too good to be true
Hong Kong Autonomy Act: US tariffs, sanctions, export bans ‘all on the table’ after Donald Trump signs law

US President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act as well as an executive order on Tuesday as Washington ramped up its response to the national security law.

17 Jul 2020 - 9:34AM

US President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act as well as an executive order on Tuesday as Washington ramped up its response to the national security law.

Hong Kong Autonomy Act: US tariffs, sanctions, export bans ‘all on the table’ after Donald Trump signs law
The under-the-radar South China Sea projects Beijing uses to cement its claims

China is relying not just on the military but also civilian and scientific activities to strengthen its position in the region.

15 Jul 2020 - 12:50AM

China is relying not just on the military but also civilian and scientific activities to strengthen its position in the region.

The under-the-radar South China Sea projects Beijing uses to cement its claims
US sends surveillance aircraft to watch Chinese coastline as Taiwan starts major military exercise

The E-8C was spotted near the Guangdong coast on Monday as the Taiwanese military started its annual training exercise.

13 Jul 2020 - 11:25PM

The E-8C was spotted near the Guangdong coast on Monday as the Taiwanese military started its annual training exercise.

US sends surveillance aircraft to watch Chinese coastline as Taiwan starts major military exercise
US military South China Sea moves are ‘futile and its allies risk harm’: Chinese colonel

Chinese navy researcher says ‘US double standards cannot disguise its real motives’ on disputed territory in one of Beijing’s public posts about the issue.

13 Jul 2020 - 11:16PM

Chinese navy researcher says ‘US double standards cannot disguise its real motives’ on disputed territory in one of Beijing’s public posts about the issue.

US military South China Sea moves are ‘futile and its allies risk harm’: Chinese colonel
China and India flex military muscle near disputed border

PLA forces hold live-fire drills in Tibet while India deploys battle tanks close to conflict zone.

27 Jun 2020 - 11:07AM

PLA forces hold live-fire drills in Tibet while India deploys battle tanks close to conflict zone.

China and India flex military muscle near disputed border
Coronavirus: Wuhan’s women health workers battled depression and fear at height of outbreak, study shows

Fearing for the health and safety of their families and themselves, one in 10 workers at Tongji Hospital considered leaving the profession, research finds.

25 Jun 2020 - 10:13PM

Fearing for the health and safety of their families and themselves, one in 10 workers at Tongji Hospital considered leaving the profession, research finds.

Coronavirus: Wuhan’s women health workers battled depression and fear at height of outbreak, study shows
China urges Japan to just say no to hosting American missiles

Beijing issues stern response to reports Washington is planning to position intermediate-range missiles in Asian countries.

25 Jun 2020 - 8:55AM

Beijing issues stern response to reports Washington is planning to position intermediate-range missiles in Asian countries.

China urges Japan to just say no to hosting American missiles
China’s answer to GPS complete as final BeiDou satellite launches

Final satellite in the navigation network – China’s answer to the US-owned GPS – is sent into orbit on Tuesday after technical problems delayed it by a week.

29 Jun 2020 - 11:21AM

Final satellite in the navigation network – China’s answer to the US-owned GPS – is sent into orbit on Tuesday after technical problems delayed it by a week.

China’s answer to GPS complete as final BeiDou satellite launches
US-China talks: Mike Pompeo’s seven-hour meeting with Yang Jiechi ‘helps atmosphere’ – but statements reveal divisions

The countries’ top diplomats indicate a wish to prevent a further deterioration in relations, but the two sides give differing accounts of the meeting.

19 Jun 2020 - 3:06PM

The countries’ top diplomats indicate a wish to prevent a further deterioration in relations, but the two sides give differing accounts of the meeting.

US-China talks: Mike Pompeo’s seven-hour meeting with Yang Jiechi ‘helps atmosphere’ – but statements reveal divisions
Delay to launch of final satellite in China’s BeiDou navigation network

The satellite was expected to launch on Tuesday, but technical problems were discovered with the Long March 3B rocket carrier during a routine pre-launch check.

23 Jun 2020 - 7:34PM

The satellite was expected to launch on Tuesday, but technical problems were discovered with the Long March 3B rocket carrier during a routine pre-launch check.

Delay to launch of final satellite in China’s BeiDou navigation network
China boosts its nuclear arsenal as world’s stockpile shrinks

China, India and Pakistan are modernising their weapons while Russia and the US shed old nuclear arms, according to peace institute.

15 Jun 2020 - 10:25PM

China, India and Pakistan are modernising their weapons while Russia and the US shed old nuclear arms, according to peace institute.

China boosts its nuclear arsenal as world’s stockpile shrinks
With its star gone, is it time for the KMT to rethink ties with Beijing?

Han Kuo-yu went from the Kuomintang’s great hope to its big disappointment in just two years, as the pro-independence camp gained momentum.

13 Jun 2020 - 10:45PM

Han Kuo-yu went from the Kuomintang’s great hope to its big disappointment in just two years, as the pro-independence camp gained momentum.

With its star gone, is it time for the KMT to rethink ties with Beijing?
‘Either way, an anti-China hawk wins’: Why Beijing does not expect Joe Biden victory to change relationship with US

Victory for Democrat candidate in November may pose different challenges to Beijing but both former VP and Donald Trump are seen as critics in China.

6 Jun 2020 - 11:59PM

Victory for Democrat candidate in November may pose different challenges to Beijing but both former VP and Donald Trump are seen as critics in China.

‘Either way, an anti-China hawk wins’: Why Beijing does not expect Joe Biden victory to change relationship with US
China warns against travelling to Australia after ‘sudden rise’ in violent attacks

Tourists should ‘raise their awareness of safety precautions’ after increase in ‘discriminatory actions’ linked to Covid-19 pandemic, culture ministry says.

6 Jun 2020 - 10:36PM

Tourists should ‘raise their awareness of safety precautions’ after increase in ‘discriminatory actions’ linked to Covid-19 pandemic, culture ministry says.

China warns against travelling to Australia after ‘sudden rise’ in violent attacks