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 bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's 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 bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.

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North Korean trade with biggest partner China dives 48 per cent amid sanctions

Reliance on communist neighbour takes overall foreign trade volume below US$3 billion for first time since Kim Jong-un took power, report says.

19 Jul 2019 - 11:06PM

Reliance on communist neighbour takes overall foreign trade volume below US$3 billion for first time since Kim Jong-un took power, report says.

North Korean trade with biggest partner China dives 48 per cent amid sanctions
No reply from Beijing to US call for South China Sea crisis talks

Admiral Philip Davidson slams Chinese muscle flexing over disputed waters and lack of response to ‘standing ask’ for a communication mechanism.

19 Jul 2019 - 11:07PM

Admiral Philip Davidson slams Chinese muscle flexing over disputed waters and lack of response to ‘standing ask’ for a communication mechanism.

No reply  from Beijing to US call for South China Sea crisis talks
European Union will have Huawei risk measures in place ‘by end of the year’

President of European Economic and Social Committee Luca Jahier says Beijing could improve its standing by making Chinese market a more fair place to do business.

11 Jul 2019 - 11:31PM

President of European Economic and Social Committee Luca Jahier says Beijing could improve its standing by making Chinese market a more fair place to do business.

European Union will have Huawei risk measures in place ‘by end of the year’
US must stop treating China as an enemy, says son of former president George HW Bush

Neil Bush hits out at ‘America first’ rhetoric and argues that Washington should stop regarding the country as an existential threat.

11 Jul 2019 - 1:09AM

Neil Bush hits out at ‘America first’ rhetoric and argues that Washington should stop regarding the country as an existential threat.

US must stop treating China as an enemy, says son of former president George HW Bush
How China can win a ‘trade war’ between Japan and South Korea

Chinese companies including Huawei are well-placed to capitalise as Seoul and Tokyo take aim at each other’s tech industries, analysts say. Meanwhile, Beijing’s diplomats have another reason to smile.

10 Jul 2019 - 3:57PM

Chinese companies including Huawei are well-placed to capitalise as Seoul and Tokyo take aim at each other’s tech industries, analysts say. Meanwhile, Beijing’s diplomats have another reason to smile.

How China can win a ‘trade war’ between Japan and South Korea
South Korea’s US-China dilemma deepens with support for America’s Indo-Pacific strategy

Seoul’s involvement in the policy is expected to boost US capacity for operations in the contentious South China Sea.

7 Jul 2019 - 11:14PM

Seoul’s involvement in the policy is expected to boost US capacity for operations in the contentious South China Sea.

South Korea’s US-China dilemma deepens with support for America’s Indo-Pacific strategy
Samsung and other South Korean companies’ exodus from China sets an example to Western firms fleeing trade war tariffs

Samsung, Lotte, Kia and Hyundai are gradually winding down their China business due to political risks, tariffs and losing market share.

4 Jul 2019 - 10:30AM

Samsung, Lotte, Kia and Hyundai are gradually winding down their China business due to political risks, tariffs and losing market share.

Samsung and other South Korean companies’ exodus from China sets an example to Western firms fleeing trade war tariffs
Xi Jinping calls for ‘timely’ easing of North Korea sanctions after Trump-Kim meeting

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s diplomacy in Pyongyang and Osaka may alter power dynamic on Korean peninsula.

3 Jul 2019 - 3:56PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s diplomacy in Pyongyang and Osaka may alter power dynamic on Korean peninsula.

Xi Jinping calls for ‘timely’ easing of North Korea sanctions after Trump-Kim meeting
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
Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for US and North Korean leaders to hold third nuclear summit

Kim still committed to goal of denuclearising the Korean peninsula, Xi says.

27 Jun 2019 - 11:28PM

Kim still committed to goal of denuclearising the Korean peninsula, Xi says.

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for US and North Korean leaders to hold third nuclear summit
China halts all meat imports from Canada over ‘forged pork certificates’

Canada agrees to suspend permits for meat exports to China after Chinese bans on pork from several Canadian firms, as the two countries remain at loggerheads since the arrest of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou in December.

26 Jun 2019 - 10:37PM

Canada agrees to suspend permits for meat exports to China after Chinese bans on pork from several Canadian firms, as the two countries remain at loggerheads since the arrest of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou in December.

China halts all meat imports from Canada over ‘forged pork certificates’
Why China is set to support Iran at the Osaka G20 summit – but subtly

Tehran and Beijing both face pressures from Washington, but China is expected to avoid further inflaming US relations in Japan this week.

26 Jun 2019 - 9:37AM

Tehran and Beijing both face pressures from Washington, but China is expected to avoid further inflaming US relations in Japan this week.

Why China is set to support Iran at the Osaka G20 summit – but subtly
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
China likely to tread carefully on North Korea as power dynamic shifts

Situation on Korean peninsula is becoming ‘very complicated’ after President Xi Jinping said Beijing’s commitment to assist Pyongyang won’t change.

23 Jun 2019 - 6:00AM

Situation on Korean peninsula is becoming ‘very complicated’ after President Xi Jinping said Beijing’s commitment to assist Pyongyang won’t change.

China likely to tread carefully on North Korea as power dynamic shifts
Xi Jinping vows to work with North Korea on ‘political resolution’ to nuclear issue

Chinese president also tells Kim Jong-un that Beijing is determined to support the country’s new ‘strategic path’.

22 Jun 2019 - 12:06AM

Chinese president also tells Kim Jong-un that Beijing is determined to support the country’s new ‘strategic path’.

Xi Jinping vows to work with North Korea on ‘political resolution’ to nuclear issue
Chinese President Xi Jinping promises to play ‘positive’ role in helping North Korea denuclearise

Chinese leader tells Kim Jong-un he is ready to assist peace talks and help North meet its needs at start of two-day state visit to Pyongyang.

25 Jun 2019 - 1:31PM

Chinese leader tells Kim Jong-un he is ready to assist peace talks and help North meet its needs at start of two-day state visit to Pyongyang.

Chinese President Xi Jinping promises to play ‘positive’ role in helping North Korea denuclearise
Xi Jinping lands in North Korea for first visit by a Chinese leader in 14 years

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un greets Xi and the pair reportedly hold talks that are expected to cover denuclearisation.

21 Jun 2019 - 1:18PM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un greets Xi and the pair reportedly hold talks that are expected to cover denuclearisation.

Xi Jinping lands in North Korea for first visit by a Chinese leader in 14 years
The one big change in North Korea since a Chinese president last visited

Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons have given it more strategic room to manoeuvre, observers say.

20 Jun 2019 - 8:41AM

Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons have given it more strategic room to manoeuvre, observers say.

The one big change in North Korea since a Chinese president last visited
Xi Jinping’s state visit to North Korea aims for ‘new impetus’ in ties

Stalled denuclearisation talks also expected to be on the agenda when Chinese president meets Kim Jong-un this week.

21 Jun 2019 - 1:25PM

Stalled denuclearisation talks also expected to be on the agenda when Chinese president meets Kim Jong-un this week.

Xi Jinping’s state visit to North Korea aims for ‘new impetus’ in ties
What’s on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s agenda for first official visit to North Korea?

Restoration of economic relations likely to be on the list for first trip by a Chinese president in more than a decade.

18 Jun 2019 - 4:24PM

Restoration of economic relations likely to be on the list for first trip by a Chinese president in more than a decade.

What’s on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s agenda for first official visit to North Korea?
Chinese President Xi Jinping to make first official trip to North Korea this week

Visit to take place on Thursday and Friday and follows repeated invitations from Pyongyang.

18 Jun 2019 - 12:02AM

Visit to take place on Thursday and Friday and follows repeated invitations from Pyongyang.

Chinese President Xi Jinping to make first official trip to North Korea this week
China and India offer ‘opportunities, not a threat, to one another’ President Xi Jinping tells Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Leaders discuss terrorism and border security at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Kyrgyzstan.

14 Jun 2019 - 10:17PM

Leaders discuss terrorism and border security at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Kyrgyzstan.

China and India offer ‘opportunities, not a threat, to one another’ President Xi Jinping tells Prime Minister Narendra Modi
China seeks Indian and Russian backing for ‘new’ multilateral trading system to counter Donald Trump’s protectionism

Narendra Modi expected to join Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit to express support for initiative.

12 Jun 2019 - 10:22PM

Narendra Modi expected to join Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit to express support for initiative.

China seeks Indian and Russian backing for ‘new’ multilateral trading system to counter Donald Trump’s protectionism
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
US Air Force gears up for aggressor drills to simulate combat with China’s J-20 fifth-generation fighters

American F-35As will be transferred to Nevada base to mimic role and tactics of ‘Powerful Dragon’ fighters in ‘aggressor’ exercises.

6 Jun 2019 - 5:12PM

American F-35As will be transferred to Nevada base to mimic role and tactics of ‘Powerful Dragon’ fighters in ‘aggressor’ exercises.

US Air Force gears up for aggressor drills to simulate combat with China’s J-20 fifth-generation fighters
China sends message at Shangri-La Dialogue amid tight media control

Defence Minister Wei Fenghe makes strong statements about Taiwan and South China Sea at Shangri-La Dialogue, but format is strictly managed.

2 Jun 2019 - 10:28PM

Defence Minister Wei Fenghe makes strong statements about Taiwan and South China Sea at Shangri-La Dialogue, but format is strictly managed.

China sends message at Shangri-La Dialogue amid tight media control
Tiananmen Square crackdown, Xinjiang … China’s defence minister says Beijing got them both right

Killing of hundreds of Chinese citizens in 1989 validated by nation’s economic successes in decades since, Wei Fenghe says at Shangri-La Dialogue.

4 Jun 2019 - 5:55PM

Killing of hundreds of Chinese citizens in 1989 validated by nation’s economic successes in decades since, Wei Fenghe says at Shangri-La Dialogue.

Tiananmen Square crackdown, Xinjiang … China’s defence minister says Beijing got them both right
‘Competition does not mean conflict’: American defence chief leaves door open to cooperation with China

Patrick ­Shanahan’s address to Singapore security forum signals Washington’s willingness to ­engage with Beijing, Chinese colonel says

2 Jun 2019 - 12:57AM

Patrick ­Shanahan’s address to Singapore security forum signals Washington’s willingness to ­engage with Beijing, Chinese colonel says

‘Competition does not mean conflict’: American defence chief leaves door open to cooperation with China