Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a BA in Media and Communications and Chinese Studies from Sydney University and a Master of International Studies in Chinese Area Studies from Seoul National University.
Lee Jeong-ho
Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a BA in Media and Communications and Chinese Studies from Sydney University and a Master of International Studies in Chinese Area Studies from Seoul National University.

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China, US trade barbs over Huawei and South China Sea at Munich conference

Vice-President Mike Pence urges leaders to reject the Chinese telecoms firm, saying US has been clear ‘on the threats posed’, while China’s State Councillor Yang Jiechi says Beijing rejects ‘technological hegemony’.

16 Feb 2019 - 11:28PM
China, US trade barbs over Huawei and South China Sea at Munich conference

Vice-President Mike Pence urges leaders to reject the Chinese telecoms firm, saying US has been clear ‘on the threats posed’, while China’s State Councillor Yang Jiechi says Beijing rejects ‘technological hegemony’.

Beijing backs ‘patriotic actions’ of Chinese students who reported Uygur activist in Canada

But embassy in Ottawa says the incident at McMaster University – as well as a separate case in Toronto – had nothing to do with Chinese officials.

16 Feb 2019 - 11:30PM
Beijing backs ‘patriotic actions’ of Chinese students who reported Uygur activist in Canada

But embassy in Ottawa says the incident at McMaster University – as well as a separate case in Toronto – had nothing to do with Chinese officials.

Chinese-American engineer charged with stealing US$120 million worth of trade secrets

You Xiaorong, 56, of Lansing, Michigan indicted for theft of formulations for bisphenol-A-free coatings used in food, drinks cans.

15 Feb 2019 - 10:28PM
Chinese-American engineer charged with stealing US$120 million worth of trade secrets

You Xiaorong, 56, of Lansing, Michigan indicted for theft of formulations for bisphenol-A-free coatings used in food, drinks cans.

US President Donald Trump to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam for second summit

American president formally confirms the details during his State of the Union address from the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

8 Feb 2019 - 8:29PM
US President Donald Trump to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam for second summit

American president formally confirms the details during his State of the Union address from the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

China offers Lunar New Year olive branch to Canada, saying it wants to get relations back on track amid fallout from arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

Festive messages strike conciliatory tone after two months of tensions following arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

5 Feb 2019 - 11:41PM
China offers Lunar New Year olive branch to Canada, saying it wants to get relations back on track amid fallout from arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

Festive messages strike conciliatory tone after two months of tensions following arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Next stop Guam? China shows off its next generation DF-41 and DF-26 ballistic missiles

Beijing announces second-strike exercise involving an ICBM capable of hitting any point on the US or Russian mainland, as CCTV releases first ever footage of ‘Guam killer’ DF-26 intermediate-range missile in action.

2 Feb 2019 - 7:01PM
Next stop Guam? China shows off its next generation DF-41 and DF-26 ballistic missiles

Beijing announces second-strike exercise involving an ICBM capable of hitting any point on the US or Russian mainland, as CCTV releases first ever footage of ‘Guam killer’ DF-26 intermediate-range missile in action.

China scales back Iran nuclear cooperation ‘due to fears of US sanctions’
  • Islamic Republic’s nuclear agency says China is dragging its feet on work to redesign reactor agreed as part of international nuclear deal.
1 Feb 2019 - 11:12AM
China scales back Iran nuclear cooperation ‘due to fears of US sanctions’
  • Islamic Republic’s nuclear agency says China is dragging its feet on work to redesign reactor agreed as part of international nuclear deal.
China releases footage of ‘Guam killer’ DF-26 ballistic missile in ‘clear message to the US’

Next-generation missile with improved accuracy launched during military drill in bid ‘to reinforce the notion the PLA has the capability to sink US carriers and inflict unacceptable damage on American forces’.

29 Jan 2019 - 11:17AM
China releases footage of ‘Guam killer’ DF-26 ballistic missile in ‘clear message to the US’

Next-generation missile with improved accuracy launched during military drill in bid ‘to reinforce the notion the PLA has the capability to sink US carriers and inflict unacceptable damage on American forces’.

What Xi Jinping attending North Korean pop concert signals to Donald Trump

Appearance at first such North Korean shows in Beijing for several years allows Chinese president to send message to Washington before the expected second Trump-Kim summit, analysts say.

28 Jan 2019 - 11:01PM
What Xi Jinping attending North Korean pop concert signals to Donald Trump

Appearance at first such North Korean shows in Beijing for several years allows Chinese president to send message to Washington before the expected second Trump-Kim summit, analysts say.

World’s nuclear weapons club to meet in China as trade talks and Meng Wanzhou extradition deadline loom

Eyes will be on Beijing, Washington and Vancouver in week of high-stakes diplomatic meetings.

26 Jan 2019 - 9:41AM
World’s nuclear weapons club to meet in China as trade talks and Meng Wanzhou extradition deadline loom

Eyes will be on Beijing, Washington and Vancouver in week of high-stakes diplomatic meetings.

US says China’s growing military might is part of a ‘diverse’ threat to its national security

Earlier report raises concerns about Beijing’s development of two new stealth bombers, one of which may be able to carry nuclear weapons.

24 Jan 2019 - 10:08PM
US says China’s growing military might is part of a ‘diverse’ threat to its national security

Earlier report raises concerns about Beijing’s development of two new stealth bombers, one of which may be able to carry nuclear weapons.

Chinese missile drill tests ‘ultimate symbol of PLA destructive potential’ and sends message to the US

CCTV report said rocket forces simulated response to attack by ‘imaginary enemy’ while DF-41 drill tested readiness that became media event for domestic and overseas audiences.

24 Jan 2019 - 10:08PM
Chinese missile drill tests ‘ultimate symbol of PLA destructive potential’ and sends message to the US

CCTV report said rocket forces simulated response to attack by ‘imaginary enemy’ while DF-41 drill tested readiness that became media event for domestic and overseas audiences.

Chinese military flies Su-30 fighter jet, Y-8 surveillance plane close to Taiwan in latest show of strength

Taipei scrambles planes, ships in response to ‘long-distance drill by various aircraft’, defence ministry says.

23 Jan 2019 - 2:37PM
Chinese military flies Su-30 fighter jet, Y-8 surveillance plane close to Taiwan in latest show of strength

Taipei scrambles planes, ships in response to ‘long-distance drill by various aircraft’, defence ministry says.

China and CNN in row over Uygur campaigner’s account of deaths of nine people in Xinjiang camp

CNN said it submitted several requests for comment on its story, but foreign ministry says broadcaster’s coverage was ‘a deliberate lie’.

22 Jan 2019 - 10:32PM
China and CNN in row over Uygur campaigner’s account of deaths of nine people in Xinjiang camp

CNN said it submitted several requests for comment on its story, but foreign ministry says broadcaster’s coverage was ‘a deliberate lie’.

How US and China’s African nuclear mission could provide model for disarming North Korea

The recent joint operation to remove uranium from Nigeria could provide a template for denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula.

19 Jan 2019 - 11:26PM
How US and China’s African nuclear mission could provide model for disarming North Korea

The recent joint operation to remove uranium from Nigeria could provide a template for denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula.

US Navy chief refuses to rule out sending carrier through Taiwan Strait despite China’s growing military capabilities

Admiral John Richardson says there are ‘no limitations’ on type of ship that can pass through what US maintains are international waters.

19 Jan 2019 - 2:26AM
US Navy chief refuses to rule out sending carrier through Taiwan Strait despite China’s growing military capabilities

Admiral John Richardson says there are ‘no limitations’ on type of ship that can pass through what US maintains are international waters.

China and South Korea vow to work for permanent peace on peninsula ahead of second Trump-Kim summit

Senior diplomats meet in Seoul just weeks before second Trump-Kim summit with Beijing determined not to be sidelined in denuclearisation process.

18 Jan 2019 - 2:46PM
China and South Korea vow to work  for permanent peace on peninsula ahead of second Trump-Kim summit

Senior diplomats meet in Seoul just weeks before second Trump-Kim summit with Beijing determined not to be sidelined in denuclearisation process.

Why Vietnam may be ideal venue for a second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Southeast Asian nation’s physical location and its market reforms are two of the main advantages when it comes to hosting a summit between the US President and the North Korean leader

15 Jan 2019 - 3:36PM
Why Vietnam may be ideal venue for a second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Southeast Asian nation’s physical location and its market reforms are two of the main advantages when it comes to hosting a summit between the US President and the North Korean leader

Xi Jinping set to meet Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang in April, South Korean sources say

Chinese leader’s first visit to North Korea as president may coincide with Day of the Sun holiday on April 15, sources say.

14 Jan 2019 - 12:53PM
Xi Jinping set to meet Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang in April, South Korean sources say

Chinese leader’s first visit to North Korea as president may coincide with Day of the Sun holiday on April 15, sources say.

Xi Jinping accepts offer to visit Pyongyang, North Korea state media says

Report follows leader Kim Jong-un’s visit to China, while Beijing says China supports North Korea and US holding summits and ‘hopes they will meet halfway’.

10 Jan 2019 - 11:16PM
Xi Jinping accepts offer to visit Pyongyang, North Korea state media says

Report follows leader Kim Jong-un’s visit to China, while Beijing says China supports North Korea and US holding summits and ‘hopes they will meet halfway’.

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