Kristin Huang

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.
Kristin Huang
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 military powers are wake-up call for United States, retired US admiral says

The American public needs to know that now is the time to do something about China’s strengthening position, William McRaven says.

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The American public needs to know that now is the time to do something about China’s strengthening position, William McRaven says.

China’s military powers are wake-up call for United States, retired US admiral says
Hong Kong ship full of praise for PLA Navy escort after safe passage through Gulf of Aden

Crew of tanker Gas Beryl hold up banners saying ‘Thanks China’, ‘Thanks to the motherland’ and ‘Thanks to the People’s Liberation Army Navy’.

18 Sep 2019 - 8:45PM

Crew of tanker Gas Beryl hold up banners saying ‘Thanks China’, ‘Thanks to the motherland’ and ‘Thanks to the People’s Liberation Army Navy’.

Hong Kong ship full of praise for PLA Navy escort after safe passage through Gulf of Aden
With Terry Gou out of Taiwan’s presidential race, chance for KMT to regain power improves, analysts say

Incumbent Tsai Ing-wen is facing opposition from a former vice-president, increasing the likelihood of a split vote by proponents of independence.

18 Sep 2019 - 10:40PM

Incumbent Tsai Ing-wen is facing opposition from a former vice-president, increasing the likelihood of a split vote by proponents of independence.

With Terry Gou out of Taiwan’s presidential race, chance for KMT to regain power improves, analysts say
Small group of Taiwanese gathers in Taipei to sing songs in support of Hong Kong anti-government protesters – with more rallies planned
Hong Kong police officer who pointed shotgun at protesters is featured on Chinese state television’s prime-time news show Xinwen Lianbo

Prestigious Xinwen Lianbo programme on CCTV watched by more than 100 million people, and normally features stories about what state leaders are doing.

16 Sep 2019 - 4:29AM

Prestigious Xinwen Lianbo programme on CCTV watched by more than 100 million people, and normally features stories about what state leaders are doing.

Hong Kong police officer who pointed shotgun at protesters is featured on Chinese state television’s prime-time news show Xinwen Lianbo
Are Chinese companies using Cambodia to evade US tariffs?

China’s exports to Southeast Asian country have been rising steadily since start of trade war, while Cambodia’s exports to US in first three months of 2019 rose 22 per cent to US$820 million.

15 Sep 2019 - 12:00AM

China’s exports to Southeast Asian country have been rising steadily since start of trade war, while Cambodia’s exports to US in first three months of 2019 rose 22 per cent to US$820 million.

Are Chinese companies using Cambodia to evade US tariffs?
Beijing targets Haiti as bid to isolate Taiwan from its diplomatic allies heads to the Caribbean

If Port-au-Prince ‘can uphold the one-China principle,Beijing is willing to establish country-to-country ties’, commerce official Wang Xiaoyang says.

15 Sep 2019 - 12:00AM

If Port-au-Prince ‘can uphold the one-China principle,Beijing is willing to establish country-to-country ties’, commerce official Wang Xiaoyang says.

Beijing targets Haiti as bid to isolate Taiwan from its diplomatic allies heads to the Caribbean
Chinese air force deploys English and aerobatics in video rallying cry

Military stresses combat readiness and war mentality in production released just weeks before 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic.

12 Sep 2019 - 8:59PM

Military stresses combat readiness and war mentality in production released just weeks before 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic.

Chinese air force deploys English and aerobatics in video rallying cry
Hong Kong protests: pro-Beijing and anti-government camps attempt to outsing each other at IFC Mall in Central

Hundreds of pro-Beijing supporters confront anti-government protesters singing songs and shouting slogans at a shopping mall in Central.

13 Sep 2019 - 4:44AM

Hundreds of pro-Beijing supporters confront anti-government protesters singing songs and shouting slogans at a shopping mall in Central.

Hong Kong protests: pro-Beijing and anti-government camps attempt to outsing each other at IFC Mall in Central
Why China went on a global media blitz over the Hong Kong protests – and why it probably won’t work

Chinese envoys around the world embarked on an unusually broad propaganda push to promote Beijing’s line on the extradition bill demonstrations.

11 Sep 2019 - 12:02AM

Chinese envoys around the world embarked on an unusually broad propaganda push to promote Beijing’s line on the extradition bill demonstrations.

Why China went on a global media blitz over the Hong Kong protests – and why it probably won’t work
Will extradition bill withdrawal appease or embolden Hong Kong protesters? Pro-Beijing camp fears it will fuel tensions

Before broadcast, Lam met with pro-establishment camp at her home to explain her decision. Two voiced opposition to her giving protesters ‘a victory’ while others feared for November’s district council elections, sources reveal.

5 Sep 2019 - 1:23PM

Before broadcast, Lam met with pro-establishment camp at her home to explain her decision. Two voiced opposition to her giving protesters ‘a victory’ while others feared for November’s district council elections, sources reveal.

Will extradition bill withdrawal appease or embolden Hong Kong protesters? Pro-Beijing camp fears it will fuel tensions
Taiwan hits out at Beijing after claim it is involved in Hong Kong protests

Mainland Affairs Council says the island has never been part of the People’s Republic and Taiwanese will never accept ‘one country, two systems’.

2 Sep 2019 - 3:30AM

Mainland Affairs Council says the island has never been part of the People’s Republic and Taiwanese will never accept ‘one country, two systems’.

Taiwan hits out at Beijing after claim it is involved in Hong Kong protests
China’s spending on research and development up 11.8 per cent to US$275 billion in 2018

Total represents 2.19 per cent of nation’s gross domestic product, but government actuary says investment has yet to yield any ‘breakthrough’ results.

2 Sep 2019 - 9:26AM

Total represents 2.19 per cent of nation’s gross domestic product, but government actuary says investment has yet to yield any ‘breakthrough’ results.

China’s spending on research and development up 11.8 per cent to US$275 billion in 2018
Chinese military figures cast doubt on US plans to build more bases in Asia-Pacific

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper says Pentagon wants to expand presence in region, but PLA strategists suggest countries may not want to sacrifice relations with China.

29 Aug 2019 - 11:37PM

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper says Pentagon wants to expand presence in region, but PLA strategists suggest countries may not want to sacrifice relations with China.

Chinese military figures cast doubt on US plans to build more bases in Asia-Pacific
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls on Hong Kong business leaders to unite in toughest time since 1997

Foreign minister tells pro-Beijing gathering to support the city’s government to stop the violence.

28 Aug 2019 - 5:24PM

Foreign minister tells pro-Beijing gathering to support the city’s government to stop the violence.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls on Hong Kong business leaders to unite in toughest time since 1997
China’s hypersonic DF-17 missile threatens regional stability, analyst warns

With its glider technology and nuclear capability, the medium-range weapon will be able to penetrate US missile shields.

23 Aug 2019 - 11:00AM

With its glider technology and nuclear capability, the medium-range weapon will be able to penetrate US missile shields.

China’s hypersonic DF-17 missile threatens regional stability, analyst warns
Hong Kong protests: young, educated mainland Chinese are questioning their place in the city

Thousands of professionals from mainland China (gangpiao) have been drawn to the city but a summer of unrest has left many questioning the protests and their own place in Hong Kong.

25 Aug 2019 - 9:22AM

Thousands of professionals from mainland China (gangpiao) have been drawn to the city but a summer of unrest has left many questioning the protests and their own place in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong protests: young, educated mainland Chinese are questioning their place in the city
China to join Russia in war games as Beijing’s ties to Washington unravel

PLA among forces from eight nations to take part in six-day military exercises next month.

22 Aug 2019 - 1:03AM

PLA among forces from eight nations to take part in six-day military exercises next month.

China to join Russia in war games as Beijing’s ties to Washington unravel
School’s out? Not in China, where children are under pressure to take summer courses to get ahead

Survey finds 90 per cent of primary and secondary pupils in Shenzhen are taking at least one course over the break.

18 Aug 2019 - 11:37PM

Survey finds 90 per cent of primary and secondary pupils in Shenzhen are taking at least one course over the break.

School’s out? Not in China, where children are under pressure to take summer courses to get ahead
Chinese armed police stage another riot drill across Hong Kong border as protests enter 11th week

Footage showing officers in Shenzhen using tear gas and water cannon against ‘protesters’ published by state media.

18 Aug 2019 - 2:01PM

Footage showing officers in Shenzhen using tear gas and water cannon against ‘protesters’ published by state media.

Chinese armed police stage another riot drill across Hong Kong border as protests enter 11th week
Donald Trump comments on ‘tricky’ Hong Kong situation

US president says he hopes ‘nobody gets killed’ before urging calm in tweet claiming troops poised in neighbouring Shenzhen.

14 Aug 2019 - 7:52PM

US president says he hopes ‘nobody gets killed’ before urging calm in tweet claiming troops poised in neighbouring Shenzhen.

Donald Trump comments on ‘tricky’ Hong Kong situation
Darwin, Australia at centre of strategic tussle between US and China

United States plans to build military facility in the Northern Territory capital once it’s approved by Congress, according to Australian defence minister.

4 Aug 2019 - 12:21AM

United States plans to build military facility in the Northern Territory capital once it’s approved by Congress, according to Australian defence minister.

Darwin, Australia at centre of strategic tussle between US and China
Broad China trade talk team signals long-term ambitions for US relationship

Beijing’s expanded negotiating line-up at Wednesday’s meeting with US side covers all bases.

2 Aug 2019 - 3:02AM

Beijing’s expanded negotiating line-up at Wednesday’s meeting with US side covers all bases.

Broad China trade talk team signals long-term ambitions for US relationship
China mobilises 190,000 police officers to prepare for 70th anniversary celebrations

Exercise in Guangdong province involving armoured vehicles and helicopters raises concern forces may be sent to deal with unrest in Hong Kong.

31 Jul 2019 - 11:07PM

Exercise in Guangdong province involving armoured vehicles and helicopters raises concern forces may be sent to deal with unrest in Hong Kong.

China mobilises 190,000 police officers to prepare for 70th anniversary celebrations
Chinese state media calls for ‘forceful’ police action to end Hong Kong unrest

People’s Daily publishes strong commentary hours before first announcement from Beijing on city crisis.

29 Jul 2019 - 4:15PM

People’s Daily publishes strong commentary hours before first announcement from Beijing on city crisis.

Chinese state media calls for ‘forceful’ police action to end Hong Kong unrest
Will China send in the troops to stamp out protests in Hong Kong?

Fears are growing in the city that the military could be called in to quell unrest, but the costs and complexities of doing so mean Beijing is highly unlikely to give the orders, observers say.

25 Jul 2019 - 7:20AM

Fears are growing in the city that the military could be called in to quell unrest, but the costs and complexities of doing so mean Beijing is highly unlikely to give the orders, observers say.

Will China send in the troops to stamp out protests in Hong Kong?
China accuses US of undermining global security in defence white paper

Beijing sets marked new tone in first position paper since 2015 military reform, with cooperation out in favour of antagonism and complaint.

24 Jul 2019 - 11:28PM

Beijing sets marked new tone in first position paper since 2015 military reform, with cooperation out in favour of antagonism and complaint.

China accuses US of undermining global security in defence white paper
Mainland Chinese sentiment on protests ‘may spur tougher line on Hong Kong’ following violence in wake of extradition bill controversy

Observers say Beijing could take a more hardline position to try to end the situation if it deteriorates, including declaring a state of emergency.

23 Jul 2019 - 2:47PM

Observers say Beijing could take a more hardline position to try to end the situation if it deteriorates, including declaring a state of emergency.

Mainland Chinese sentiment on protests ‘may spur tougher line on Hong Kong’ following violence in wake of extradition bill controversy
Chinese state media condemns Hong Kong protesters after ‘challenge to Beijing’s authority’

Blanket commentaries on Monday call siege of mainland’s liaison office in the city ‘absolutely intolerable’ after building was daubed in graffiti and the national emblem of China defaced.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:02AM

Blanket commentaries on Monday call siege of mainland’s liaison office in the city ‘absolutely intolerable’ after building was daubed in graffiti and the national emblem of China defaced.

Chinese state media condemns Hong Kong protesters after ‘challenge to Beijing’s authority’
China repeats threat to sanction US companies over Taiwan arms sales

Foreign ministry said sale of tanks and missiles to self-ruled island violates the one-China principle.

15 Jul 2019 - 10:56PM

Foreign ministry said sale of tanks and missiles to self-ruled island violates the one-China principle.

China repeats threat to sanction US companies over Taiwan arms sales