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 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
China will not turn to global financial crisis stimulus playbook to offset US trade war, says Beijing adviser

Liu Shangxi, a top government adviser and head of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, says Beijing will rely on tax reductions and budget management reform.

11 Jul 2019 - 9:44AM

Liu Shangxi, a top government adviser and head of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, says Beijing will rely on tax reductions and budget management reform.

China will not turn to global financial crisis stimulus playbook to offset US trade war, says Beijing adviser
Former Chinese vice-premier Zeng Peiyan accuses US of making trade frictions worse

Speaking at a conference on US-China relations, Zeng Peiyan says the battle has seriously undermined the growth prospects of the two countries and the world.

9 Jul 2019 - 10:49PM

Speaking at a conference on US-China relations, Zeng Peiyan says the battle has seriously undermined the growth prospects of the two countries and the world.

Former Chinese vice-premier Zeng Peiyan accuses US of making trade frictions worse
Could trade war be China’s golden opportunity to transform economy and society?

Former Japanese PM advises Chinese not to play trade war victim but to learn from Japan and seize opportunity for change.

9 Jul 2019 - 10:54PM

Former Japanese PM advises Chinese not to play trade war victim but to learn from Japan and seize opportunity for change.

Could trade war be China’s golden opportunity to transform economy and society?
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi seeks Eastern European support for Belt and Road Initiative

Beijing looking to bolster support amid worries new EU leadership will adopt more hostile stance towards China.

7 Jul 2019 - 11:30PM

Beijing looking to bolster support amid worries new EU leadership will adopt more hostile stance towards China.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi seeks Eastern European support for Belt and Road Initiative
High-powered talks between US, Taiwanese defence officials ‘could become the new normal’

Pentagon wants a ‘more substantive role in arms sales’, National Committee on American Foreign Policy says after annual conference in New York.

4 Jul 2019 - 11:13PM

Pentagon wants a ‘more substantive role in arms sales’, National Committee on American Foreign Policy says after annual conference in New York.

High-powered talks between US, Taiwanese defence officials ‘could become the new normal’
North Korea nuclear talks with US to resume in ‘two or three weeks’, says Donald Trump after meeting Kim Jong-un at border with the South

Negotiation teams will ‘start a process and we’ll see what happens’, Trump said after becoming first sitting American president to enter North.

8 Jul 2019 - 11:55AM

Negotiation teams will ‘start a process and we’ll see what happens’, Trump said after becoming first sitting American president to enter North.

North Korea nuclear talks with US to resume in ‘two or three weeks’, says Donald Trump after meeting Kim Jong-un at border with the South
Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un to meet in demilitarised zone

Surprise meeting expected a day after US president issued unprecedented invitation to meet and cross the border for history-making photo opportunity.

30 Jun 2019 - 1:13PM

Surprise meeting expected a day after US president issued unprecedented invitation to meet and cross the border for history-making photo opportunity.

Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un to meet in demilitarised zone
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raises Kovrig and Spavor cases with Chinese President Xi Jinping at G20

Trudeau says the two leaders had a series of constructive conversations at summit, their first direct contact since ties were strained by the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

29 Jun 2019 - 6:30PM

Trudeau says the two leaders had a series of constructive conversations at summit, their first direct contact since ties were strained by the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raises Kovrig and Spavor cases with Chinese President Xi Jinping at G20
G20: Europe tells US and China their trade war is harming global economy

Speaking at the G20 summit in Osaka, European Commission’s Jean-Claude Juncker says he has told both Beijing and Washington of the damage done by the trade war.

28 Jun 2019 - 10:01PM

Speaking at the G20 summit in Osaka, European Commission’s Jean-Claude Juncker says he has told both Beijing and Washington of the damage done by the trade war.

G20: Europe tells US and China their trade war is harming global economy
China and Japan seek to take relationship to ‘next level’ as Xi Jinping state visit confirmed for spring

Chinese president meets Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of G20 summit in Osaka, saying he hopes to strengthen ties further.

28 Jun 2019 - 2:03PM

Chinese president meets Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of G20 summit in Osaka, saying he hopes to strengthen ties further.

China and Japan seek to take relationship to ‘next level’ as Xi Jinping state visit confirmed for spring
Japan shows off new technology as G20 leaders gather in Osaka

Robotic hands and machines for cleaning up space go on display at International Exhibition Centre.

27 Jun 2019 - 11:28PM

Robotic hands and machines for cleaning up space go on display at International Exhibition Centre.

Japan shows off new technology as G20 leaders gather in Osaka
China ‘wants new security relationship with Japan’ as US trade war leaves Beijing looking for friends

Former diplomat says Beijing made the offer during a visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last year – but has not explained what this will mean.

28 Jun 2019 - 2:11PM

Former diplomat says Beijing made the offer during a visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last year – but has not explained what this will mean.

China ‘wants new security relationship with Japan’ as US trade war leaves Beijing looking for friends
Why Asia-Pacific nations don’t want to take sides in the US-China trade war at the G20

Various countries in the region are under pressure to support either Washington or Beijing but wariness of putting one offside means most will try to wait for the two giants to work through their differences.

25 Jun 2019 - 1:04PM

Various countries in the region are under pressure to support either Washington or Beijing but wariness of putting one offside means most will try to wait for the two giants to work through their differences.

Why Asia-Pacific nations don’t want to take sides in the US-China trade war at the G20
Canada ‘will join US’ in speaking out for rules-based global order against China

Relations between Ottawa and Beijing are at a turning point, according to former Canadian ambassador to China David Mulroney.

23 Jun 2019 - 3:00AM

Relations between Ottawa and Beijing are at a turning point, according to former Canadian ambassador to China David Mulroney.

Canada ‘will join US’ in speaking out for rules-based global order against China
How the storm over Hong Kong’s extradition bill battered Beijing’s ‘one country, two systems’ ambitions for Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election prospects boosted as Hong Kong protests highlight city’s ties with mainland, while candidate for Beijing-friendly Kuomintang says Taiwan will adopt the arrangement ‘over my dead body’.

22 Jun 2019 - 7:22PM

President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election prospects boosted as Hong Kong protests highlight city’s ties with mainland, while candidate for Beijing-friendly Kuomintang says Taiwan will adopt the arrangement ‘over my dead body’.

How the storm over Hong Kong’s extradition bill battered Beijing’s ‘one country, two systems’ ambitions for Taiwan
Why there’s more than just ideology behind Xi Jinping’s state visit to North Korea and meeting with Kim Jong-un

Despite the pomp and ceremony likely to surround the trip to Pyongyang, observers believe Beijing is adopting a more pragmatic approach.

20 Jun 2019 - 3:46PM

Despite the pomp and ceremony likely to surround the trip to Pyongyang, observers believe Beijing is adopting a more pragmatic approach.

Why there’s more than just ideology behind Xi Jinping’s state visit to North Korea and meeting with Kim Jong-un
China ‘to avoid Trump attempt to play Hong Kong protest card’ at G20 talks with Xi Jinping

A meeting between the two leaders has yet to be confirmed but the mass rallies in the city will no doubt be a talking point if they do.

20 Jun 2019 - 3:57PM

A meeting between the two leaders has yet to be confirmed but the mass rallies in the city will no doubt be a talking point if they do.

China ‘to avoid Trump attempt to play Hong Kong protest card’ at G20 talks with Xi Jinping
China ‘has overtaken Russia’ as a maritime power, boosted by joint naval drills

Analysts say Moscow is watching on warily as Beijing’s military might grows.

16 Jun 2019 - 11:13PM

Analysts say Moscow is watching on warily as Beijing’s military might grows.

China ‘has overtaken Russia’ as a maritime power, boosted by joint naval drills
China quiet on Xi Jinping’s G20 meeting and trade talk demands in face of fiery Donald Trump rhetoric

It is expected the two leaders will meet in Japan at the end of June, but analysts see an increasing caution from China amid low expectations of any potential deal.

13 Jun 2019 - 5:34PM

It is expected the two leaders will meet in Japan at the end of June, but analysts see an increasing caution from China amid low expectations of any potential deal.

China quiet on Xi Jinping’s G20 meeting and trade talk demands in face of fiery Donald Trump rhetoric
Chinese warship the Liaoning sails through Miyako Strait on way to Pacific Ocean for drills

Fuel supply ship and other naval vessels seen accompanying Liaoning aircraft carrier.

12 Jun 2019 - 12:57AM

Fuel supply ship and other naval vessels seen accompanying Liaoning aircraft carrier.

Chinese warship the Liaoning sails through Miyako Strait on way to Pacific Ocean for drills
US accused of undermining trade talks by demanding ‘hundreds’ of changes to Chinese law

State Council adviser Shi Yinhong says America’s insistence on strong intellectual property protections is asking too much of Beijing.

11 Jun 2019 - 11:35PM

State Council adviser Shi Yinhong says America’s insistence on strong intellectual property protections is asking too much of Beijing.

US accused of undermining trade talks by demanding ‘hundreds’ of changes to Chinese law
Chinese military develops its first robot patient as it seeks to prepare medics for battlefield role

‘Warrior’, a medical simulator complete with pulse and beating heart, ends PLA’s reliance on imports to train medical staff.

10 Jun 2019 - 10:00PM

‘Warrior’, a medical simulator complete with pulse and beating heart, ends PLA’s reliance on imports to train medical staff.

Chinese military develops its first robot patient as it seeks to prepare medics for battlefield role
China tests missile – but here’s why it wasn’t a next-generation JL-3

Sunday’s test firing involved mid-range Dongfeng missile with improved guidance systems.

5 Jun 2019 - 11:28PM

Sunday’s test firing involved mid-range Dongfeng missile with improved guidance systems.

China tests missile – but here’s why it wasn’t a next-generation JL-3
China says FedEx probe was launched after ‘complaints from users’

Top postal regulator doesn’t mention Huawei or US trade war in explaining decision to investigate American courier company.

2 Jun 2019 - 10:28PM

Top postal regulator doesn’t mention Huawei or US trade war in explaining decision to investigate American courier company.

China says FedEx probe was launched after ‘complaints from users’
China takes veiled swipe at Japan over regional stability after Donald Trump visit puts Beijing on alert

Chinese analysts say stronger military ties between United States and Japan have put Beijing on alert.

30 May 2019 - 2:34AM

Chinese analysts say stronger military ties between United States and Japan have put Beijing on alert.

China takes veiled swipe at Japan over regional stability after Donald Trump visit puts Beijing on alert
Japan’s deal to buy F-35 Lightning jets from US ‘may fuel arms race with China in region’

Deal to buy 105 of the advanced fighters will greatly expand Japan’s capabilities, but is likely to trigger response from China.

29 May 2019 - 1:41PM

Deal to buy 105 of the advanced fighters will greatly expand Japan’s capabilities, but is likely to trigger response from China.

Japan’s deal to buy F-35 Lightning jets from US ‘may fuel arms race with China in region’
China’s long battle to build a better soldier for a modern fighting force

The People’s Liberation Army has until 2035 to turn itself into hi-tech military but there is one big barrier to those ambitions.

25 May 2019 - 11:00PM

The People’s Liberation Army has until 2035 to turn itself into hi-tech military but there is one big barrier to those ambitions.

China’s long battle to build a better soldier for a modern fighting force
Sino-Canadian ties ‘at freezing point’, says Chinese ambassador

Lu Shaye, in a speech to business leaders in Toronto, says Ottawa must see Beijing as an equal, not a competitor.

25 May 2019 - 1:36AM

Lu Shaye, in a speech to business leaders in Toronto, says Ottawa must see Beijing as an equal, not a competitor.

Sino-Canadian ties ‘at freezing point’, says Chinese ambassador
China’s goal of a quantum leap in defence technology makes waves at the Pentagon

Report by the US Department of Defence assesses China’s hi-tech ambitions, and for Beijing, ascendancy as a military power by 2050 is the goal that rattles Washington.

12 May 2019 - 10:00PM

Report by the US Department of Defence assesses China’s hi-tech ambitions, and for Beijing, ascendancy as a military power by 2050 is the goal that rattles Washington.

China’s goal of a quantum leap in defence technology makes waves at the Pentagon