Kristin Huang

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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 likely to step up coastguard port calls as part of South China Sea soft power play, analysts say

Chinese vessel’s arrival in the Philippines opens way for new kind of diplomacy in disputed waters but is also a reminder of less friendly form of persuasion at sea.

19 Jan 2020 - 10:49PM

Chinese vessel’s arrival in the Philippines opens way for new kind of diplomacy in disputed waters but is also a reminder of less friendly form of persuasion at sea.

China likely to step up coastguard port calls as part of South China Sea soft power play, analysts say
Wuhan pneumonia: China steps up efforts to control spread of coronavirus

Airport in central China city introduces temperature checks for all passengers as concerns grow virus may be spreading overseas.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Airport in central China city introduces temperature checks for all passengers as concerns grow virus may be spreading overseas.

Wuhan pneumonia: China steps up efforts to control spread of coronavirus
Taiwan elections: Beijing ‘will view Tsai Ing-wen’s victory as setback but not a crisis’

Mainland Chinese observers do not expect extreme reaction to president’s re-election – but warn Beijing will respond to ‘provocations’ such as moves towards independence

12 Jan 2020 - 3:43AM

Mainland Chinese observers do not expect extreme reaction to president’s re-election – but warn Beijing will respond to ‘provocations’ such as moves towards independence

Taiwan elections: Beijing ‘will view Tsai Ing-wen’s victory as setback but not a crisis’
Chinese university deletes study forecasting win for Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan election

Fudan team predicts independence-leaning president will be re-elected on Saturday with nearly 60 per cent of the vote, but research is taken down just hours later.

10 Jan 2020 - 10:32PM

Fudan team predicts independence-leaning president will be re-elected on Saturday with nearly 60 per cent of the vote, but research is taken down just hours later.

Chinese university deletes study forecasting win for Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan election
‘China keeping eye on Iran flights’ but no changes for Chinese air carriers

Beijing has not redirected planes away from Iranian and Iraqi airspace, but China Southern Airlines cancelled flight to Tehran on Wednesday on security grounds.

9 Jan 2020 - 3:20PM

Beijing has not redirected planes away from Iranian and Iraqi airspace, but China Southern Airlines cancelled flight to Tehran on Wednesday on security grounds.

‘China keeping eye on Iran flights’ but no changes for Chinese air carriers
China and Iran: a relationship built on trade, weapons and oil

Beijing supplied military hardware to Tehran in the Iran-Iraq war and has been among its top three arms suppliers in the past decade. China remains Tehran’s top trading partner, but oil imports slumped after US sanctions.

9 Jan 2020 - 11:28PM

Beijing supplied military hardware to Tehran in the Iran-Iraq war and has been among its top three arms suppliers in the past decade. China remains Tehran’s top trading partner, but oil imports slumped after US sanctions.

China and Iran: a relationship built on trade, weapons and oil
Hong Kong unwelcome mat means city’s loss as mainland Chinese look elsewhere

In the fifth part in a series on Hong Kong’s road ahead, the Post looks at how life has changed for mainland Chinese living, studying and working in protest-hit city.

8 Jan 2020 - 3:21PM

In the fifth part in a series on Hong Kong’s road ahead, the Post looks at how life has changed for mainland Chinese living, studying and working in protest-hit city.

Hong Kong unwelcome mat means city’s loss as mainland Chinese look elsewhere
Chinese coastguard ships sail as tensions with Indonesia build

Jakarta doubles naval presence at Natuna Regency islands after Chinese vessels refuse to leave the area.

7 Jan 2020 - 9:45PM

Jakarta doubles naval presence at Natuna Regency islands after Chinese vessels refuse to leave the area.

Chinese coastguard ships sail as tensions with Indonesia build
Are China’s civilian satellites being used to spy on a Japanese airbase?

Weibo account posts photos of base Japan uses to expel foreign aircraft – mostly Chinese, and nearly always near the disputed Diaoyu Islands.

7 Jan 2020 - 6:15AM

Weibo account posts photos of base Japan uses to expel foreign aircraft – mostly Chinese, and nearly always near the disputed Diaoyu Islands.

Are China’s civilian satellites being used to spy on a Japanese airbase?
World Health Organisation ‘closely monitoring’ China’s viral pneumonia outbreak

UN body says it is in close contact with the authorities over mysterious strain of illness that has affected 44 people in Wuhan city.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

UN body says it is in close contact with the authorities over mysterious strain of illness that has affected 44 people in Wuhan city.

World Health Organisation ‘closely monitoring’ China’s viral pneumonia outbreak
China-Japan tensions resurface as Tokyo backs US on El Salvador port development

After complaints from Washington, Japan threatens to withdraw US$102 million of funding if Central American nation awards operating rights to Chinese firm.

6 Jan 2020 - 10:52AM

After complaints from Washington, Japan threatens to withdraw US$102 million of funding if Central American nation awards operating rights to Chinese firm.

China-Japan tensions resurface as Tokyo backs US on El Salvador port development
World Health Organisation in touch with Beijing after mystery viral pneumonia outbreak

Authorities in central city of Wuhan say market will be closed indefinitely ‘for sanitation and renovation’.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Authorities in central city of Wuhan say market will be closed indefinitely ‘for sanitation and renovation’.

World Health Organisation in touch with Beijing after mystery viral pneumonia outbreak
China steps up warship building programme as navy looks to extend its global reach

Latest launches bring total number of PLA Navy ships built this year to 24 as the country seeks to overhaul its military.

31 Dec 2019 - 5:30AM

Latest launches bring total number of PLA Navy ships built this year to 24 as the country seeks to overhaul its military.

China steps up warship building programme as navy looks to extend its global reach
Pilot shortages could ground China’s plans to develop combat-ready carrier fleet

The country’s second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, officially entered service this month, but plans to develop more modern ships means the need to train more fliers will only grow.

28 Dec 2019 - 1:17AM

The country’s second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, officially entered service this month, but plans to develop more modern ships means the need to train more fliers will only grow.

Pilot shortages could ground China’s plans to develop combat-ready carrier fleet
China’s aircraft carrier the Shandong sails through Taiwan Strait after entering service

The carrier’s journey, monitored by the Taiwanese military, is its first such operation since being commissioned.

26 Dec 2019 - 9:13PM

The carrier’s journey, monitored by the Taiwanese military, is its first such operation since being commissioned.

China’s aircraft carrier the Shandong sails through Taiwan Strait after entering service
What planes will be on board China’s second aircraft carrier, the Shandong?

The first home-built Chinese carrier will deploy a range of aircraft from J-15 ‘Flying Shark’ fighters to anti-submarine ‘Sea Eagle’ helicopters.

26 Dec 2019 - 4:24AM

The first home-built Chinese carrier will deploy a range of aircraft from J-15 ‘Flying Shark’ fighters to anti-submarine ‘Sea Eagle’ helicopters.

What planes will be on board China’s second aircraft carrier, the Shandong?
American allies ‘needed for targeted decoupling from China’

Former US envoy says the United States should should uphold the liberal international order.

27 Dec 2019 - 9:53AM

Former US envoy says the United States should should uphold the liberal international order.

American allies ‘needed for targeted decoupling from China’
China’s military gets new rules to improve safety after series of fatal accidents

Two new regulations will take effect from January 1 – on safety management and record-keeping, after a number of accidents amid push to modernise.

21 Dec 2019 - 11:36PM

Two new regulations will take effect from January 1 – on safety management and record-keeping, after a number of accidents amid push to modernise.

China’s military gets new rules to improve safety after series of fatal accidents
China is becoming an Atlantic sea power, says US military analyst

Report says shift in naval operations reflects growing presence and investment in southern Africa.

20 Dec 2019 - 11:27PM

Report says shift in naval operations reflects growing presence and investment in southern Africa.

China is becoming an Atlantic sea power, says US military analyst
Taiwan to team up with US to build fighter jet centre, sending another defiant message to Beijing

Centre could make Taiwan more self-sufficient in its defence capability, and offers further evidence of closer ties under presidencies of Donald Trump and Tsai Ing-wen.

17 Dec 2019 - 10:25PM

Centre could make Taiwan more self-sufficient in its defence capability, and offers further evidence of closer ties under presidencies of Donald Trump and Tsai Ing-wen.

Taiwan to team up with US to build fighter jet centre, sending another defiant message to Beijing
Chinese warplanes take South China Sea exercises to new level

Latest drill transforms PLA’s approach in the disputed waterway from ‘passive’ to ‘proactive’ in marked contrast to previous war games.

17 Dec 2019 - 12:36AM

Latest drill transforms PLA’s approach in the disputed waterway from ‘passive’ to ‘proactive’ in marked contrast to previous war games.

Chinese warplanes take South China Sea exercises to new level
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