Mark Magnier

the United States

Mark Magnier

US correspondent

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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US ‘should get its house in order’ under Joe Biden before any reset with China

A panel of past and future American officials looks forward to a sharp contrast in US-China relations from Biden presidency.

15 Jan 2021 - 11:27PM

A panel of past and future American officials looks forward to a sharp contrast in US-China relations from Biden presidency.

US ‘should get its house in order’ under Joe Biden before any reset with China
China one of many gripes for Trump supporters in Capitol siege

Deep sense of grievance unites array of causes among thousands of protesters who descended on Washington.

7 Jan 2021 - 8:30PM

Deep sense of grievance unites array of causes among thousands of protesters who descended on Washington.

China one of many gripes for Trump supporters in Capitol siege
China’s fumble: Beijing dropped the ball after Donald Trump’s US left the global stage, analysts say

Xi embraced the situation at Davos, but squandered China’s opportunity to improve its global standing, experts say.

25 Dec 2020 - 4:46PM

Xi embraced the situation at Davos, but squandered China’s opportunity to improve its global standing, experts say.

China’s fumble: Beijing dropped the ball after Donald Trump’s US left the global stage, analysts say
Chinese-Americans protest US Senator Marsha Blackburn’s tweet over China’s ‘cheating and stealing’

Chinese-Americans held a protest in Washington on Wednesday in response to a tweet by a Tennessee senator, with plans for a larger one Saturday.

10 Dec 2020 - 11:09PM

Chinese-Americans held a protest in Washington on Wednesday in response to a tweet by a Tennessee senator, with plans for a larger one Saturday.

Chinese-Americans protest US Senator Marsha Blackburn’s tweet over China’s ‘cheating and stealing’
Joe Biden must start with Japan alliance to counter China’s influence, say former US officials

‘When the US and Japan work together, we can shape the environment in which China power increases,’ said Joseph Nye, former US assistant secretary of defence.

8 Dec 2020 - 5:21AM

‘When the US and Japan work together, we can shape the environment in which China power increases,’ said Joseph Nye, former US assistant secretary of defence.

Joe Biden must start with Japan alliance to counter China’s influence, say former US officials
Jeffrey Prescott, Joe Biden aide noted for experience and calm, may become point person on China

Jeffrey Prescott, a veteran of the National Security Council in the Obama administration, is reportedly in line for that group’s top China or Asia-wide job.

7 Dec 2020 - 6:30AM

Jeffrey Prescott, a veteran of the National Security Council in the Obama administration, is reportedly in line for that group’s top China or Asia-wide job.

Jeffrey Prescott, Joe Biden aide noted for experience and calm, may become point person on China
How might China test the new Joe Biden administration?

Foreign policy analysts are gaming how Beijing could test the mettle of the incoming Biden administration for weakness and opportunity.

27 Nov 2020 - 1:41AM

Foreign policy analysts are gaming how Beijing could test the mettle of the incoming Biden administration for weakness and opportunity.

How might China test the new Joe Biden administration?
US and Taiwan sign up for stronger economic ties, rankling Beijing

Taiwan hopes to build on framework set out in a memo of understanding with the next administration, but it’s unclear how a President Biden would handle the relationship with Taipei.

21 Nov 2020 - 11:28PM

Taiwan hopes to build on framework set out in a memo of understanding with the next administration, but it’s unclear how a President Biden would handle the relationship with Taipei.

US and Taiwan sign up for stronger economic ties, rankling Beijing
Xi Jinping slept here: Iowa house, once a symbol of US-China optimism, weathers tougher times

Future Chinese president was an obscure junior official when he visited this small farming community in 1985 but goodwill has faltered in Trump era.

19 Nov 2020 - 6:30AM

Future Chinese president was an obscure junior official when he visited this small farming community in 1985 but goodwill has faltered in Trump era.

Xi Jinping slept here: Iowa house, once a symbol of US-China optimism, weathers tougher times
Outgoing US Justice Department officials call their ‘China Initiative’ to counter Beijing a success

Despite collateral damage such as a chilling effect on scientific exchanges, analysts expect the Biden administration to continue the programme in some form.

17 Nov 2020 - 7:50AM

Despite collateral damage such as a chilling effect on scientific exchanges, analysts expect the Biden administration to continue the programme in some form.

Outgoing US Justice Department officials call their ‘China Initiative’ to counter Beijing a success
Chinese student growth in US slows amid political tension

Chinese student growth was up 0.8 per cent for 2019-2020, half the prior year’s rate and a sharp slowdown from the 23.5 per cent rise seen a decade ago.

16 Nov 2020 - 1:09PM

Chinese student growth was up 0.8 per cent for 2019-2020, half the prior year’s rate and a sharp slowdown from the 23.5 per cent rise seen a decade ago.

Chinese student growth in US slows amid political tension
Donald Trump may be on the way out, but he could break more China before he leaves

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the next US president on January 20, but until then, Trump has executive tools he can wield quickly and relatively unencumbered.

10 Nov 2020 - 6:44AM

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the next US president on January 20, but until then, Trump has executive tools he can wield quickly and relatively unencumbered.

Donald Trump may be on the way out, but he could break more China before he leaves
US election 2020: Joe Biden edges Donald Trump, secures electoral votes to become next president

Democrat Joe Biden is reported to have secured a total of 290 electoral votes compared with 214 for Republican President Donald Trump, topping the 270 electoral votes needed to become the 46th US president.

8 Nov 2020 - 11:48AM

Democrat Joe Biden is reported to have secured a total of 290 electoral votes compared with 214 for Republican President Donald Trump, topping the 270 electoral votes needed to become the 46th US president.

US election 2020: Joe Biden edges Donald Trump, secures electoral votes to become next president
US presidential election: Biden says ‘we’re going to win’, as Trump’s slump continues

In contrast to the president’s recent combative speeches, Democratic candidate says America has ‘serious problems to deal with … We don’t have any more time to waste on partisan warfare’.

7 Nov 2020 - 11:30PM

In contrast to the president’s recent combative speeches, Democratic candidate says America has ‘serious problems to deal with … We don’t have any more time to waste on partisan warfare’.

US presidential election: Biden says ‘we’re going to win’, as Trump’s slump continues
US election: Wisconsin voters fear possible violence but point fingers elsewhere

The battleground state knows first-hand how quickly the social order can collapse amid inflamed passions.

5 Nov 2020 - 7:04AM

The battleground state knows first-hand how quickly the social order can collapse amid inflamed passions.

US election: Wisconsin voters fear possible violence but point fingers elsewhere
US election: Battleground state of Iowa weighs trade war tariff pain against Donald Trump bailout gain

Smaller farms, local factories, farm equipment sellers and retailers ineligible for a federal bailout have been hit hard, undercutting some of Trump’s support.

4 Nov 2020 - 9:16AM

Smaller farms, local factories, farm equipment sellers and retailers ineligible for a federal bailout have been hit hard, undercutting some of Trump’s support.

US election: Battleground state of Iowa weighs trade war tariff pain against Donald Trump bailout gain
US urged to strengthen military and economic ties with Taiwan by a prominent think tank

The Centre for Strategic and International Studies contends that distrust of China across the US political spectrum will make Taiwan policy advances easier, regardless of the next administration.

22 Oct 2020 - 4:32AM

The Centre for Strategic and International Studies contends that distrust of China across the US political spectrum will make Taiwan policy advances easier, regardless of the next administration.

US urged to strengthen military and economic ties with Taiwan by a prominent think tank
Hongkongers wanting to leave amid national security law welcome in America, says senior US official, adding that Taiwan should build up military against China

‘It’d be great if we had more immigrants from Hong Kong,’ said US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, adding that Taipei should build up its defences against Beijing.

17 Oct 2020 - 6:31AM

‘It’d be great if we had more immigrants from Hong Kong,’ said US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, adding that Taipei should build up its defences against Beijing.

Hongkongers wanting to leave amid national security law welcome in America, says senior US official, adding that Taiwan should build up military against China
Most Americans view China as country of greatest threat to the US, says survey

A report by think tank Centre for International and Strategic Studies found relatively broad-based support among thought leaders for banning Huawei Technologies from 5G networks.

14 Oct 2020 - 9:50PM

A report by think tank Centre for International and Strategic Studies found relatively broad-based support among thought leaders for banning Huawei Technologies from 5G networks.

Most Americans view China as country of greatest threat to the US, says survey
White House, a coronavirus hotspot, is cold on contact tracing despite Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis

‘It turns out the most important thing in fighting it seems to be effective political leadership, and in the US we don’t have that,’ says health professor.

9 Oct 2020 - 8:10AM

‘It turns out the most important thing in fighting it seems to be effective political leadership, and in the US we don’t have that,’ says health professor.

White House, a coronavirus hotspot, is cold on contact tracing despite Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis
Coronavirus: Beijing holds fire on Donald Trump’s threat ‘to make China pay’

Chinese officials and state media muted on US president’s accusations of blame for the pandemic.

9 Oct 2020 - 5:34AM

Chinese officials and state media muted on US president’s accusations of blame for the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Beijing holds fire on Donald Trump’s threat ‘to make China pay’
Donald Trump tries to play down severity of coronavirus as Pentagon leaders go into quarantine

Top White House aide Stephen Miller also positive for Covid-19 after testing negative previously.

13 Oct 2020 - 9:08PM

Top White House aide Stephen Miller also positive for Covid-19 after testing negative previously.

Donald Trump tries to play down severity of coronavirus as Pentagon leaders go into quarantine
Donald Trump, infected with Covid-19, leaves hospital to joy ride past supporters sporting muscle shirts and Melania cutouts

US president says of virus he is now fighting: ‘I get it, and I understand it’, as his supporters hold clamorous rally outside hospital where he is confined.

5 Oct 2020 - 4:26PM

US president says of virus he is now fighting: ‘I get it, and I understand it’, as his supporters hold clamorous rally outside hospital where he is confined.

Donald Trump, infected with Covid-19, leaves hospital to joy ride past supporters sporting muscle shirts and Melania cutouts
Donald Trump’s oxygen levels dropped and he has been treated with steroids, doctors say

Amid conflicting reports, doctors say Trump has been treated with the steroid dexamethasone, indicating his lungs may have been damaged.

5 Oct 2020 - 8:02AM

Amid conflicting reports, doctors say Trump has been treated with the steroid dexamethasone, indicating his lungs may have been damaged.

Donald Trump’s oxygen levels dropped and he has been treated with steroids, doctors say
‘Unreliable’ personality-driven US foreign policy risks chaos due to Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis

‘This underscores the unreliability of the US. It points to the chaotic part of this administration,’ former US state department official says.

4 Oct 2020 - 11:08AM

‘This underscores the unreliability of the US. It points to the chaotic part of this administration,’ former US state department official says.

‘Unreliable’ personality-driven US foreign policy risks chaos due to Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis
Donald Trump’s election campaign upended by coronavirus diagnosis as his health remains unclear

Doctors say he’s in ‘good spirits’, but insiders say his vitals over the last 24 hours are ‘very concerning’ and the next 48 hours are critical to recovery.

4 Oct 2020 - 9:04AM

Doctors say he’s in ‘good spirits’, but insiders say his vitals over the last 24 hours are ‘very concerning’ and the next 48 hours are critical to recovery.

Donald Trump’s election campaign upended by coronavirus diagnosis as his health remains unclear
Asian-American unemployment spikes as group is disproportionately hit by US job losses

‘They’re in the wrong occupations and wrong industries, which before Covid-19 were doing fine but now have really suffered,’ a labour economist says.

2 Oct 2020 - 9:40PM

‘They’re in the wrong occupations and wrong industries, which before Covid-19 were doing fine but now have really suffered,’ a labour economist says.

Asian-American unemployment spikes as group is disproportionately hit by US job losses
Beijing blocking Wikipedia from United Nations intellectual property agency over Taiwan is resistance against ‘Western values’, analysts say

China’s move to deny observer status for Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia’s parent, at the World Intellectual Property Organization dovetails with Beijing’s policy of limiting international recognition of Taiwan.

30 Sep 2020 - 9:40PM

China’s move to deny observer status for Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia’s parent, at the World Intellectual Property Organization dovetails with Beijing’s policy of limiting international recognition of Taiwan.

Beijing blocking Wikipedia from United Nations intellectual property agency over Taiwan is resistance against ‘Western values’, analysts say
Asian-Americans grow louder in their bid for a political voice

In Georgia, Democrat Michelle Au is one of 158 Asian-Americans vying for state legislative seats, up from 139 two years ago.

6 Oct 2020 - 2:11PM

In Georgia, Democrat Michelle Au is one of 158 Asian-Americans vying for state legislative seats, up from 139 two years ago.

Asian-Americans grow louder in their bid for a political voice
US sending State Department official Keith Krach to Taiwan for Lee Teng-hui memorial service

Move to honour the former Taiwanese president is likely to anger Beijing, which has warned of further damage to US-China relations.

17 Sep 2020 - 5:31AM

Move to honour the former Taiwanese president is likely to anger Beijing, which has warned of further damage to US-China relations.

US sending State Department official Keith Krach to Taiwan for Lee Teng-hui memorial service