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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China’s top diplomat Wang Yi lashes out at US for ‘seriously damaging’ mutual trust

Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s criticism over Xinjiang and Hong Kong legislation comes amid reports the two sides have reached a ‘phase one’ trade deal.

13 Dec 2019 - 11:52PM

Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s criticism over Xinjiang and Hong Kong legislation comes amid reports the two sides have reached a ‘phase one’ trade deal.

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi lashes out at US for ‘seriously damaging’ mutual trust
China-Canada ties to get frostier after call to leave AIIB, analysts say

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau under pressure to scrap a planned US$189 million investment in Beijing-led bank as anti-China sentiment grows in Ottawa.

13 Dec 2019 - 1:13PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau under pressure to scrap a planned US$189 million investment in Beijing-led bank as anti-China sentiment grows in Ottawa.

China-Canada ties to get frostier after call to leave AIIB, analysts say
‘Trade war fatigue’ weighing on US-China business ties, but few expect December tariff hike to take place

US-China trade war fatigue has led some to tune out the White House’s constant updates, while a former Chinese official expects December tariffs to be cancelled.

6 Dec 2019 - 2:07AM

US-China trade war fatigue has led some to tune out the White House’s constant updates, while a former Chinese official expects December tariffs to be cancelled.

‘Trade war fatigue’ weighing on US-China business ties, but few expect December tariff hike to take place
China won’t set a time limit for reaching a trade deal with US, foreign ministry says

Beijing will meet ‘unilateralism, protectionism and trade bullying’ with ‘resolute and decisive measures to protect [its] interests’, spokeswoman says.

4 Dec 2019 - 11:10PM

Beijing will meet ‘unilateralism, protectionism and trade bullying’ with ‘resolute and decisive measures to protect [its] interests’, spokeswoman says.

China won’t set a time limit for reaching a trade deal with US, foreign ministry says
China protests as US House passes Uygur bill demanding sanctions over human rights abuses in Xinjiang camps

Legislation urges the US government to act to counter China’s crackdown on Muslims and other minorities, and would prohibit export of certain US technologies that could be used in state-sponsored suppression.

4 Dec 2019 - 10:57PM

Legislation urges the US government to act to counter China’s crackdown on Muslims and other minorities, and would prohibit export of certain US technologies that could be used in state-sponsored suppression.

China protests as US House passes Uygur bill demanding sanctions over human rights abuses in Xinjiang camps
China threatens visa curbs on US officials over Hong Kong and Xinjiang

Beijing considers further retaliation against Washington’s ‘interference’ in its internal affairs.

3 Dec 2019 - 11:03PM

Beijing considers further retaliation against Washington’s ‘interference’ in its internal affairs.

China threatens visa curbs on US officials over Hong Kong and Xinjiang
Big plans for Yangtze River Delta as China takes on the wealth gap and pollution

Yangtze blueprint to integrate Shanghai and the three neighbouring provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, but little word on how it will be achieved.

3 Dec 2019 - 1:33AM

Yangtze blueprint to integrate Shanghai and the three neighbouring provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, but little word on how it will be achieved.

Big plans for Yangtze River Delta as China takes on the wealth gap and pollution
Hong Kong voters ‘risked their autonomy’ by voting against pro-Beijing candidates, warns influential mainland commentator

Ren Yi, alias Chairman Rabbit, says the city opened a ‘Pandora’s box’ with Sunday’s landslide for pro-democracy candidates in the district council elections.

28 Nov 2019 - 8:15AM

Ren Yi, alias Chairman Rabbit, says the city opened a ‘Pandora’s box’ with Sunday’s landslide for pro-democracy candidates in the district council elections.

Hong Kong voters ‘risked their autonomy’ by voting against pro-Beijing candidates, warns influential mainland commentator
Hong Kong district council polls: record turnout includes those who returned from overseas and immigrants voting for the first time

Immigrants voting for the first time add to record turnout at polling stations.

25 Nov 2019 - 12:12AM

Immigrants voting for the first time add to record turnout at polling stations.

Hong Kong district council polls: record turnout includes those who returned from overseas and immigrants voting for the first time
Hong Kong police investigate death of crewman who fell from yacht in Victoria Harbour

Police say 48-year-old accidentally fell overboard on Saturday and rescue efforts by a fellow crewman failed.

26 Nov 2019 - 4:31PM

Police say 48-year-old accidentally fell overboard on Saturday and rescue efforts by a fellow crewman failed.

Hong Kong police investigate death of crewman who fell from yacht in Victoria Harbour
Why Hong Kong’s protests are pushing some Chinese parents to pull their children from the city’s schools

Thousands of children make the daily journey from Shenzhen to classrooms across the border but unrest in the city has prompted some families to consider other options.

20 Nov 2019 - 8:19AM

Thousands of children make the daily journey from Shenzhen to classrooms across the border but unrest in the city has prompted some families to consider other options.

Why Hong Kong’s protests are pushing some Chinese parents to pull their children from the city’s schools
China gets rolling on military vehicle delivery to Thailand

Order expected to arrive next week as two countries strengthen military and diplomatic ties, Thai report says.

19 Nov 2019 - 9:30PM

Order expected to arrive next week as two countries strengthen military and diplomatic ties, Thai report says.

China gets rolling on military vehicle delivery to Thailand
Agriculture orders and intellectual property ‘still big barriers to US-China trade deal’

Chinese observers say disagreement over size of order for US farm products is one of the main stumbling blocks to a ‘phase one’ agreement.

19 Nov 2019 - 12:36AM

Chinese observers say disagreement over size of order for US farm products is one of the main stumbling blocks to a ‘phase one’ agreement.

Agriculture orders and intellectual property ‘still big barriers to US-China trade deal’
The professor, the Chinese flag and a plea for the future of Hong Kong

Xu Jiang says he knew his patriotic display at graduation ceremony could have repercussions.

16 Nov 2019 - 12:00PM

Xu Jiang says he knew his patriotic display at graduation ceremony could have repercussions.

The professor, the Chinese flag and a plea for the future of Hong Kong
China says US Congress body is ‘full of prejudice’ as report calls for Hong Kong’s special status to be suspended if troops are sent in

Foreign ministry in Beijing insists that it will protect its integrity after advisory group calls for action if military is deployed to quell protests.

16 Nov 2019 - 2:17AM

Foreign ministry in Beijing insists that it will protect its integrity after advisory group calls for action if military is deployed to quell protests.

China says US Congress body is ‘full of prejudice’ as report calls for Hong Kong’s special status to be suspended if troops are sent in
Shenzhen and Hong Kong-based groups help mainland Chinese students flee city

Communist Youth League branch across the border opens doors of its centres for temporary stays.

14 Nov 2019 - 3:55PM

Communist Youth League branch across the border opens doors of its centres for temporary stays.

Shenzhen and Hong Kong-based groups help mainland Chinese students flee city
Scores of Chinese students flee Hong Kong over fears they will be attacked as anti-mainland sentiment sweeps through protesters in city

Exodus of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology students follows violent reaction from protesters to death of undergraduate Chow Tsz-lok.

10 Nov 2019 - 12:00AM

Exodus of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology students follows violent reaction from protesters to death of undergraduate Chow Tsz-lok.

Scores of Chinese students flee Hong Kong over fears they will be attacked as anti-mainland sentiment sweeps through protesters in city
Can Beijing use lessons learned by Europe to ease South China Sea tensions?

European nations have ‘successful practices on maritime governance’, that can provide a model for China, head of government-funded think tank says.

9 Nov 2019 - 10:43PM

European nations have ‘successful practices on maritime governance’, that can provide a model for China, head of government-funded think tank says.

Can Beijing use lessons learned by Europe to ease South China Sea tensions?
As US-China rivalry spills into education UCLA hits out at ‘corrosive’ racial profiling of foreign students

‘We must never resort to suspicion based on a person’s national origin’, American university says amid growing concern of discrimination against Chinese academics in the US.

8 Nov 2019 - 3:41PM

‘We must never resort to suspicion based on a person’s national origin’, American university says amid growing concern of discrimination against Chinese academics in the US.

As US-China rivalry spills into education UCLA hits out at ‘corrosive’ racial profiling of foreign students
China army exercise puts drone defence capability to the test ‘after years spent studying US tactics’

PLA drill included challenging weather and battle scenarios to boost combat readiness, following close study of US military engagements.

6 Nov 2019 - 1:47AM

PLA drill included challenging weather and battle scenarios to boost combat readiness, following close study of US military engagements.

China army exercise puts drone defence capability to the test ‘after years spent studying US tactics’
Sichuan to host China-South Korea-Japan summit as tensions strain Tokyo-Seoul ties

Chinese premier says meeting needed for regional peace and stability but observers expect little progress from the gathering.

5 Nov 2019 - 7:00AM

Chinese premier says meeting needed for regional peace and stability but observers expect little progress from the gathering.

Sichuan to host China-South Korea-Japan summit as tensions strain Tokyo-Seoul ties
China’s Communist Party promotes man who shaped the fighting future of PLA Navy’s aircraft carriers

Rear Admiral Ma Weiming is seen as pioneer of electromagnetic aircraft launch system, and experts say his full membership of Central Committee shows how important sea power is to China’s strategic planning.

1 Nov 2019 - 10:00PM

Rear Admiral Ma Weiming is seen as pioneer of electromagnetic aircraft launch system, and experts say his full membership of Central Committee shows how important sea power is to China’s strategic planning.

China’s Communist Party promotes man who shaped the fighting future of PLA Navy’s aircraft carriers
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
Beijing must have role if Hong Kong sets up inquiry into police handling of protests, says writer Ren Yi

Weibo article by influential mainland commentator says police were left to handle situation that Hong Kong government could not solve.

30 Oct 2019 - 1:39PM

Weibo article by influential mainland commentator says police were left to handle situation that Hong Kong government could not solve.

Beijing must have role if Hong Kong sets up inquiry into police handling of protests, says writer Ren Yi
Xiangshan Forum in Beijing asks whether military AI will make war more acceptable

If robots replace people in combat it will prevent human casualties, but also make war easier, retired Chinese major general says.

23 Oct 2019 - 3:57AM

If robots replace people in combat it will prevent human casualties, but also make war easier, retired Chinese major general says.

Xiangshan Forum in Beijing asks whether military AI will make war more acceptable
Taking aim at China: why Hong Kong ‘radicals’ have turned on mainland Chinese targets

Businesses and people with ties to mainland China have been in the firing line of a nativist group of protesters, observers say.

22 Oct 2019 - 12:58PM

Businesses and people with ties to mainland China have been in the firing line of a nativist group of protesters, observers say.

Taking aim at China: why Hong Kong ‘radicals’ have turned on mainland Chinese targets
Chinese military on youth offensive at security forum

Next generation of leaders of armed forces given Xiangshan platform to air their views but new perspectives from China are few and far between, according to one delegate.

22 Oct 2019 - 3:05AM

Next generation of leaders of armed forces given Xiangshan platform to air their views but new perspectives from China are few and far between, according to one delegate.

Chinese military on youth offensive at security forum
US is instigating colour revolutions, China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe says

Washington uses ‘big sticks’ such as sanctions to bully countries, Wei says, days after US’ Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act moved closer to becoming law – but his speech at an annual security forum is less hawkish than last year’s.

21 Oct 2019 - 11:53PM

Washington uses ‘big sticks’ such as sanctions to bully countries, Wei says, days after US’ Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act moved closer to becoming law – but his speech at an annual security forum is less hawkish than last year’s.

US is instigating colour revolutions, China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe says
Apple chief Tim Cook meets Chinese market regulator after Hong Kong protest app controversy

It came a week after US tech giant came under fire for removing app that tracks locations of police and protesters following backlash from Beijing.

18 Oct 2019 - 5:12PM

It came a week after US tech giant came under fire for removing app that tracks locations of police and protesters following backlash from Beijing.

Apple chief Tim Cook meets Chinese market regulator after Hong Kong protest app controversy
China’s Type 001A aircraft carrier sets off on latest sea trial as navy prepares to commission ship ‘within months’

Country’s first home-grown carrier may soon be ready for service but observers warn a few glitches may still need to be ironed out.

17 Oct 2019 - 6:16PM

Country’s first home-grown carrier may soon be ready for service but observers warn a few glitches may still need to be ironed out.

China’s Type 001A aircraft carrier sets off on latest sea trial as navy prepares to commission ship ‘within months’