Liu Zhen

Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.
Liu Zhen
Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.

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Why China won’t sign up to save a cold war nuclear missile deal

There’s little incentive for Beijing to join the INF Treaty when it does not cover sea- or air-launched weapons, observers say.

6 hours ago
Why China won’t sign up to save a cold war nuclear missile deal

There’s little incentive for Beijing to join the INF Treaty when it does not cover sea- or air-launched weapons, observers say.

China rejects German appeal to join endangered cold war-era nuclear treaty

Politburo member Yang Jiechi says Chinese weapons are defensive and don’t pose a threat.

17 Feb 2019 - 11:18PM
China rejects German appeal to join endangered cold war-era nuclear treaty

Politburo member Yang Jiechi says Chinese weapons are defensive and don’t pose a threat.

Race on in Beijing to reach China-US trade deal before time runs out on tariff truce

Top representatives from China and the US meet as deadline looms.

14 Feb 2019 - 11:12PM
Race on in Beijing to reach China-US trade deal before time runs out on tariff truce

Top representatives from China and the US meet as deadline looms.

China's military tackles combat readiness with new regulation

Inspectors will keep tabs on progress in battle preparedness as the People’s Liberation Army seeks to become a modern fighting force.

14 Feb 2019 - 11:31AM
China's military tackles combat readiness with new regulation

Inspectors will keep tabs on progress in battle preparedness as the People’s Liberation Army seeks to become a modern fighting force.

Britain urges the West to be ready to flex military muscle in the Pacific as US Navy steps up activities in South China Sea

Hardline message could be part of face-saving effort to regain confidence battered by Brexit, Chinese analyst says.

12 Feb 2019 - 2:02PM
Britain urges the West to be ready to flex military muscle in the Pacific as US Navy steps up activities in South China Sea

Hardline message could be part of face-saving effort to regain confidence battered by Brexit, Chinese analyst says.

Chinese boy, 3, has lucky escape after falling onto high-speed train line
Chinese fishing boat captain arrested in waters close to Japan
Chinese scientists make progress on nuclear submarine communication

Researchers conduct test transmission of real-time data between deep ocean transponders and Beidou navigation satellite system in western Pacific.

2 Feb 2019 - 11:10PM
Chinese scientists make progress on nuclear submarine communication

Researchers conduct test transmission of real-time data between deep ocean transponders and Beidou navigation satellite system in western Pacific.

Frontier Services Group founder Erik Prince denies knowledge of Xinjiang training base deal

Security company publishes and the pulls announcement of agreement to build centre at industrial park in Tumxuk.

1 Feb 2019 - 11:21PM
Frontier Services Group founder Erik Prince denies knowledge of Xinjiang training base deal

Security company publishes and the pulls announcement of agreement to build centre at industrial park in Tumxuk.

Why 5G, a battleground for US and China, is also a fight for military supremacy

Next-generation networks will be vital to future military operations, raising the stakes between those developing the technology – which may be easier to hack but carries wider strategic importance.

31 Jan 2019 - 7:28PM
Why 5G, a battleground for US and China, is also a fight for military supremacy

Next-generation networks will be vital to future military operations, raising the stakes between those developing the technology – which may be easier to hack but carries wider strategic importance.

China builds rescue centre on artificial Spratly island in South China Sea

Facility to ensure safety of navigation in the contested waters, Chinese transport authorities say.

30 Jan 2019 - 10:04PM
China builds rescue centre on artificial Spratly island in South China Sea

Facility to ensure safety of navigation in the contested waters, Chinese transport authorities say.

Chinese team arrives in US for trade war talks under shadow of latest Huawei charges

Americans waiting for Chinese response to list of demands, but charges against tech giant could be another stumbling block.

29 Jan 2019 - 11:28PM
Chinese team arrives in US for trade war talks under shadow of latest Huawei charges

Americans waiting for Chinese response to list of demands, but charges against tech giant could be another stumbling block.

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.

Chinese army now makes up less than half of PLA’s strength as military aims to transform itself into modern fighting force

State news agency says PLA has been cutting back on ground forces, officers and non-combatants as part of ‘transformational change’ to military.

21 Jan 2019 - 11:37PM
Chinese army now makes up less than half of PLA’s strength as military aims to transform itself into modern fighting force

State news agency says PLA has been cutting back on ground forces, officers and non-combatants as part of ‘transformational change’ to military.

With Donald Trump absent, Wang Qishan will seek to make China’s case at World Economic Forum in Davos

Vice-president expected to convey message on contentious issues to leaders from other countries including Europeans, Japanese and South Americans.

19 Jan 2019 - 3:14AM
With Donald Trump absent, Wang Qishan will seek to make China’s case at World Economic Forum in Davos

Vice-president expected to convey message on contentious issues to leaders from other countries including Europeans, Japanese and South Americans.

Chinese army sends DF-26 ballistic missiles to northwest region

Long-range missiles can carry nuclear or conventional warheads and strike medium to large vessels up to 4,000km away.

12 Jan 2019 - 11:30AM
Chinese army sends DF-26 ballistic missiles to northwest region

Long-range missiles can carry nuclear or conventional warheads and strike medium to large vessels up to 4,000km away.

After a fourth sea trial, China’s Type 001A aircraft carrier may go into service within months

Vessel returned to home port of Dalian on Tuesday after spending 13 days undergoing tests in the Yellow Sea.

10 Jan 2019 - 3:17AM
After a fourth sea trial, China’s Type 001A aircraft carrier may go into service within months

Vessel returned to home port of Dalian on Tuesday after spending 13 days undergoing tests in the Yellow Sea.

Ready, aim … China’s military tipped to keep ramping up combat drills after 18,000 exercises in 2018

Armed forces expected to get up to speed for series of landmark anniversaries following a year in which 2 million people took part in war games.

9 Jan 2019 - 3:38PM
Ready, aim … China’s military tipped to keep ramping up combat drills after 18,000 exercises in 2018

Armed forces expected to get up to speed for series of landmark anniversaries following a year in which 2 million people took part in war games.

China’s air force in recruitment drive for J-20 stealth fighter pilots

Promotional video encourages young Chinese aged 17 to 20, and those graduating from high school in 2019, to apply.

5 Jan 2019 - 11:14PM
China’s air force in recruitment drive for J-20 stealth fighter pilots

Promotional video encourages young Chinese aged 17 to 20, and those graduating from high school in 2019, to apply.

Beijing ‘will keep military pressure on Taiwan’ after Xi Jinping’s call for unification

PLA Navy will continue its patrols because it is in deadlock with US support for Taiwan, military analysts said, after Xi proposed ‘peaceful reunification’ but would not renounce force.

4 Jan 2019 - 10:39PM
Beijing ‘will keep military pressure on Taiwan’ after Xi Jinping’s call for unification

PLA Navy will continue its patrols because it is in deadlock with US support for Taiwan, military analysts said, after Xi proposed ‘peaceful reunification’ but would not renounce force.

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