Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier is a US correspondent based in Washington. Before joining the Post, he worked for the Wall Street Journal in China and for the Los Angeles Times in India, China and Japan. He’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Mark Magnier
Mark Magnier is a US correspondent based in Washington. Before joining the Post, he worked for the Wall Street Journal in China and for the Los Angeles Times in India, China and Japan. He’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Showdown with Beijing looms as more US lawmakers back Hong Kong democracy bill

Support grows in Congress for a Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act as anti-government protests rack the city amid police crackdowns. But analysts worry the proposed law would be largely symbolic and enrage Beijing, further damaging already strained US-China ties.

15 Sep 2019 - 12:06AM

Support grows in Congress for a Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act as anti-government protests rack the city amid police crackdowns. But analysts worry the proposed law would be largely symbolic and enrage Beijing, further damaging already strained US-China ties.

Showdown with Beijing looms as more US lawmakers back Hong Kong democracy bill
Taiwan steps into trade war breach for US, saying it will buy US$3.6 billion in American agricultural products

The rising tension between Beijing and Washington has helped Taipei, as the US Congress and Trump administration move to strengthen ties with Taiwan.

12 Sep 2019 - 7:39AM

The rising tension between Beijing and Washington has helped Taipei, as the US Congress and Trump administration move to strengthen ties with Taiwan.

Taiwan steps into trade war breach for US, saying it will buy US$3.6 billion in American agricultural products
Peer pressure: 60 science groups call for end to Washington’s crackdown on foreign-born researchers

While not naming China, groups’ letter to Trump administration officials addresses campaign that has targeted Chinese scientists in the US.

11 Sep 2019 - 7:51AM

While not naming China, groups’ letter to Trump administration officials addresses campaign that has targeted Chinese scientists in the US.

Peer pressure: 60 science groups call for end to Washington’s crackdown on foreign-born researchers
China’s economic prospects are less promising than Japan’s or South Korea’s at similar stages, US think tank says

Prospects are less promising than those of Japan or South Korea at similar stages of their development, report says.

4 Sep 2019 - 8:45PM

Prospects are less promising than those of Japan or South Korea at similar stages of their development, report says.

China’s economic prospects are less promising than Japan’s or South Korea’s at similar stages, US think tank says
Fearing a new ‘red scare’ atmosphere, activists and lawmakers fight targeting of Chinese-Americans

The US has arrested scientists of Chinese origin on industrial espionage and other charges, and multiple times the cases have been dropped for lack of evidence.

29 Aug 2019 - 3:27AM

The US has arrested scientists of Chinese origin on industrial espionage and other charges, and multiple times the cases have been dropped for lack of evidence.

Fearing a new ‘red scare’ atmosphere, activists and lawmakers fight targeting of Chinese-Americans
Trump administration notifies US Congress of plan to sell F-16s to Taiwan

US State Department approves sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, while Defence Department notifies Congress.

21 Aug 2019 - 10:59PM

US State Department approves sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, while Defence Department notifies Congress.

Trump administration notifies US Congress of plan to sell F-16s to Taiwan
Huawei wins 90-day reprieve on US supply ban, but affiliate blacklist expands

Commerce Department extends temporary general licence until November in reprieve announced same day previous extension due to expire.

20 Aug 2019 - 1:16AM

Commerce Department extends temporary general licence until November in reprieve announced same day previous extension due to expire.

Huawei wins 90-day reprieve on US supply ban, but affiliate blacklist expands
Trump administration to go ahead with US$8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, angering China

Republican Senator Marco Rubio called the proposed deal ‘an important step in support of Taiwan’s self-defence efforts’, but the Chinese foreign ministry warned the US would ‘bear all the consequences’.

17 Aug 2019 - 9:28PM

Republican Senator Marco Rubio called the proposed deal ‘an important step in support of Taiwan’s self-defence efforts’, but the Chinese foreign ministry warned the US would ‘bear all the consequences’.

Trump administration to go ahead with US$8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, angering China
US lawmakers vow ‘swift consequences’ if Chinese military cracks down in Hong Kong

State Department expresses ‘staunch support’ for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in wake of pro-democracy demonstrations.

15 Aug 2019 - 5:48AM

State Department expresses ‘staunch support’ for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in wake of pro-democracy demonstrations.

US lawmakers vow ‘swift consequences’ if Chinese military cracks down in Hong Kong
US declaration of China as currency manipulator roils global financial markets from the Americas to Asia

The US Treasury said it would engage with the International Monetary Fund ‘to eliminate the unfair competitive advantage created by China’s latest actions’.

6 Aug 2019 - 5:30PM

The US Treasury said it would engage with the International Monetary Fund ‘to eliminate the unfair competitive advantage created by China’s latest actions’.

US declaration of China as currency manipulator roils global financial markets from the Americas to Asia
Hongkongers support protests from afar as flash mobs across US and Canada add oil

‘Lennon Walls’ spring up at New York event on Sunday as organisers voice backing for protesters and try to educate the American public about the unrest, while similar events are held in seven Canadian cities over the weekend.

6 Aug 2019 - 3:57AM

‘Lennon Walls’ spring up at New York event on Sunday as organisers voice backing for protesters and try to educate the American public about the unrest, while similar events are held in seven Canadian cities over the weekend.

Hongkongers support protests from afar as flash mobs across US and Canada add oil
US charges 4 executives of Chinese company with evading North Korea sanctions and ‘trading with WMD proliferators’

The owner and employees of Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co used more than 20 front companies to hide their financial dealings, prosecutors say.

24 Jul 2019 - 6:39AM

The owner and employees of Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co used more than 20 front companies to hide their financial dealings, prosecutors say.

US charges 4 executives of Chinese company with evading North Korea sanctions and ‘trading with WMD proliferators’
President Tsai Ing-wen’s high-profile US visits keep Taiwan in spotlight and send message to Beijing

China’s response to the current trip has been relatively muted, but past pressure tactics can be seen in letters obtained through US Freedom of Information requests.

20 Jul 2019 - 10:53PM

China’s response to the current trip has been relatively muted, but past pressure tactics can be seen in letters obtained through US Freedom of Information requests.

President Tsai Ing-wen’s high-profile US visits keep Taiwan in spotlight and send message to Beijing
Turning around Huawei’s battered image: a tough job but someone ought to do it, crisis management experts say

Amid its many travails, the Chinese company’s public relations approach has suffered from inconsistency and poor coordination, observers point out.

19 Jul 2019 - 3:07PM

Amid its many travails, the Chinese company’s public relations approach has suffered from inconsistency and poor coordination, observers point out.

Turning around Huawei’s battered image: a tough job but someone ought to do it, crisis management experts say
For Chinese firms in US, ability to navigate the cultural gap can determine success or failure

Management styles, language skills and keeping expectations reasonable are just some of the challenges.

16 Jul 2019 - 6:01AM

Management styles, language skills and keeping expectations reasonable are just some of the challenges.

For Chinese firms in US, ability to navigate the cultural gap can determine success or failure
US federal court finds Chinese-American engineer Shih Yi-chi guilty of exporting military-grade semiconductors

Shih Yi-chi, an electrical engineer and former adjunct professor at UCLA, illegally sent chips to a firm in Chengdu, the US Justice Department charged.

3 Jul 2019 - 10:17PM

Shih Yi-chi, an electrical engineer and former adjunct professor at UCLA, illegally sent chips to a firm in Chengdu, the US Justice Department charged.

US federal court finds Chinese-American engineer Shih Yi-chi guilty of exporting military-grade semiconductors
US businesses relieved at outcome of Donald Trump-Xi G20 meeting, but note that major trade issues still loom

Tech companies, which are among those most directly affected by tariffs and Huawei restrictions, are quick to welcome the temporary truce.

2 Jul 2019 - 3:43PM

Tech companies, which are among those most directly affected by tariffs and Huawei restrictions, are quick to welcome the temporary truce.

US businesses relieved at outcome of Donald Trump-Xi G20 meeting, but note that major trade issues still loom
Trade war: US and China agree to tentative truce before G20 summit

Fresh tariffs threatened by the United States are expected to be delayed, with the two countries preparing separate statements.

28 Jun 2019 - 10:34AM

Fresh tariffs threatened by the United States are expected to be delayed, with the two countries preparing separate statements.

Trade war: US and China agree to tentative truce before G20 summit
The underrated influence of modern neo-Maoists on China’s Communist Party

In ‘The New Red Guards’, Jude Blanchette argues that in market-focused China, the Communist Party sees neo-Maoists as both a headache and a help.

26 Jun 2019 - 1:11AM

In ‘The New Red Guards’, Jude Blanchette argues that in market-focused China, the Communist Party sees neo-Maoists as both a headache and a help.

The underrated influence of modern neo-Maoists on China’s Communist Party
US performs a tricky balancing act amid drama over Hong Kong extradition bill protests

Washington’s main leverage has been a threat to modify Hong Kong’s special economic and trade status and its preferential access to US markets.

18 Jun 2019 - 11:17PM

Washington’s main leverage has been a threat to modify Hong Kong’s special economic and trade status and its preferential access to US markets.

US performs a tricky balancing act amid drama over Hong Kong extradition bill protests
US senators propose bill requiring annual review of Hong Kong’s special treatment in wake of extradition law crisis

Legislation would also require US president to sanction those responsible for abduction of individuals from the city and subject them to US sanctions.

14 Jun 2019 - 3:53PM

Legislation would also require US president to sanction those responsible for abduction of individuals from the city and subject them to US sanctions.

US senators propose bill requiring annual review of Hong Kong’s special treatment in wake of extradition law crisis
Battered Chinese companies put American plans on hold as trade war rattles confidence in US

Survey mirrors downbeat sentiment of American companies operating in China, but while optimism is scarce, US think tank warns that trade war focus gives skewed view of business between countries.

11 Jun 2019 - 10:52AM

Survey mirrors downbeat sentiment of American companies operating in China, but while optimism is scarce, US think tank warns that trade war focus gives skewed view of business between countries.

Battered Chinese companies put American plans on hold as trade war rattles confidence in US
Taiwan put on US defence department list of ‘countries’ in latest move likely to goad China

The wording is an apparent break with Washington’s long-standing adherence to a one-China policy.

8 Jun 2019 - 12:05AM

The wording is an apparent break with Washington’s long-standing adherence to a one-China policy.

Taiwan put on US defence department list of ‘countries’ in latest move likely to goad China
US universities brace for decline in Chinese students after Beijing warning

American academia becomes newest front in US-China friction as tensions mount and distrust expands.

4 Jun 2019 - 11:10PM

American academia becomes newest front in US-China friction as tensions mount and distrust expands.

US universities brace for decline in Chinese students after Beijing warning
Top US military official says Beijing achieving immediate South China Sea goals, but further moves should be challenged

General Joseph F Dunford Jnr, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warns that any future expansion in the area must be checked with a collective response.

1 Jun 2019 - 7:03AM

General Joseph F Dunford Jnr, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warns that any future expansion in the area must be checked with a collective response.

Top US military official says Beijing achieving immediate South China Sea goals, but further moves should be challenged
Chinese official picks up ‘clash of civilisations’ theme in lecture to visiting US scholars

Analysts from a Washington think tank say their recent reception in Beijing had a marked chill, reflecting the countries’ deteriorating relationship.

29 May 2019 - 10:20PM

Analysts from a Washington think tank say their recent reception in Beijing had a marked chill, reflecting the countries’ deteriorating relationship.

Chinese official picks up ‘clash of civilisations’ theme in lecture to visiting US scholars
Slip-up or signal? What US official’s ‘clash of civilisations’ remarks suggest

Comments by Kiron Skinner, State Department’s policy planning director, whether authorised or not, are consistent with Trump administration thinking, analysts say.

25 May 2019 - 11:30PM

Comments by Kiron Skinner, State Department’s policy planning director, whether authorised or not, are consistent with Trump administration thinking, analysts say.

Slip-up or signal? What US official’s ‘clash of civilisations’ remarks suggest
The high-stakes US-China showdown is hardly a game, but strategists see ‘game theory’ at work in trade war’s tactics, weapons and risks

Experts predict a deal that Trump will claim as a great victory but that doesn’t significantly change Beijing’s controlling economic tactics.

23 May 2019 - 7:10PM

Experts predict a deal that Trump will claim as a great victory but that doesn’t significantly change Beijing’s controlling economic tactics.

The high-stakes US-China showdown is hardly a game, but strategists see ‘game theory’ at work in trade war’s tactics, weapons and risks
With latest trade war pressures, both US and China economies may start to see cracks

New round of tariff increases suggests both sides face growing domestic concerns and a shrinking ability to compromise, analysts say.

14 May 2019 - 10:47PM

New round of tariff increases suggests both sides face growing domestic concerns and a shrinking ability to compromise, analysts say.

With latest trade war pressures, both US and China economies may start to see cracks
From Huawei charges to new tariff threats from Donald Trump: jolts keep buffeting US-China trade talks

Mixed messages and the appearance of US disconnect have been the norm during the months of up-and-down negotiations.

7 May 2019 - 3:14PM

Mixed messages and the appearance of US disconnect have been the norm during the months of up-and-down negotiations.

From Huawei charges to new tariff threats from Donald Trump: jolts keep buffeting US-China trade talks