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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Bus, stopped? Why BYD’s electric bus operations may be cut short in the US

Federal legislation could ban funding to US operations of Shenzhen-based vehicle maker as well as state-supported train manufacturer CRRC; for BYD, it comes down to whether a single word will stay in the National Defence Authorisation Act now being consolidated in Congress.

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Federal legislation could ban funding to US operations of Shenzhen-based vehicle maker as well as state-supported train manufacturer CRRC; for BYD, it comes down to whether a single word will stay in the National Defence Authorisation Act now being consolidated in Congress.

Bus, stopped? Why BYD’s electric bus operations may be cut short in the US
Impeachment threat against Donald Trump puts grand trade deal with China at risk, US experts say

Despite US president’s vow to raise tariffs even further, his hardline stance appears to be softening amid domestic turmoil.

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Despite US president’s vow to raise tariffs even further, his hardline stance appears to be softening amid domestic turmoil.

Impeachment threat against Donald Trump puts grand trade deal with China at risk, US experts say
Donald Trump likely to keep squeezing China before 2020 election, US experts say

Strategy seems economically illogical at times because it is politically driven, and pressure on Beijing may not be eased by the potential ‘phase one’ trade deal, according to experts at US-China trade and economics seminar.

7 Nov 2019 - 11:36PM

Strategy seems economically illogical at times because it is politically driven, and pressure on Beijing may not be eased by the potential ‘phase one’ trade deal, according to experts at US-China trade and economics seminar.

Donald Trump likely to keep squeezing China before 2020 election, US experts say
Buyer beware – Chinese military weapons are low quality, says US State Department official

China is muscling in on the weapons market using cut-rate pricing, predatory financing and bribery, says a senior US State Department official.

1 Nov 2019 - 10:46PM

China is muscling in on the weapons market using cut-rate pricing, predatory financing and bribery, says a senior US State Department official.

Buyer beware – Chinese military weapons are low quality, says US State Department official
Chile’s Apec gathering cancelled, throwing Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s planned trade war agreement signing into question

Trump announced earlier this month that he and Xi would sign ‘phase one’ of a trade war accord at Apec in November.

31 Oct 2019 - 4:18AM

Trump announced earlier this month that he and Xi would sign ‘phase one’ of a trade war accord at Apec in November.

Chile’s Apec gathering cancelled, throwing Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s planned trade war agreement signing into question
The India advantage: why China’s tech workforce can’t gain traction in Silicon Valley

Chinese companies and executives are facing resistance in the US as distrust of Beijing’s objectives grows.

30 Oct 2019 - 5:02PM

Chinese companies and executives are facing resistance in the US as distrust of Beijing’s objectives grows.

The India advantage: why China’s tech workforce can’t gain traction in Silicon Valley
Mike Pence says US ‘stands with’ Hong Kong protesters and calls out Nike and NBA for hypocrisy

Despite criticising China on many fronts, Pence said the US sought neither to ‘decouple’ with the country nor contain its economic development.

25 Oct 2019 - 7:55AM

Despite criticising China on many fronts, Pence said the US sought neither to ‘decouple’ with the country nor contain its economic development.

Mike Pence says US ‘stands with’ Hong Kong protesters and calls out Nike and NBA for hypocrisy
Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan touts market resilience on US tour and says capital outflows insignificant, amid protest turmoil at home

Speaking exclusively to the SCMP in Washington on a range of issues facing the city, Paul Chan says most indicators – including the stock market and bank liquidity – have held firm, and downplays overall fund outflows.

21 Oct 2019 - 9:59AM

Speaking exclusively to the SCMP in Washington on a range of issues facing the city, Paul Chan says most indicators – including the stock market and bank liquidity – have held firm, and downplays overall fund outflows.

Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan touts market resilience on US tour and says capital outflows insignificant, amid protest turmoil at home
US diplomat David Stilwell says Washington must shed its myths about China to check Beijing’s growing influence

Amid rising bilateral competition, the speech by a State Department official appears to be an effort to stake out a position in the global battle for ideas.

18 Oct 2019 - 11:04PM

Amid rising bilateral competition, the speech by a State Department official appears to be an effort to stake out a position in the global battle for ideas.

US diplomat David Stilwell says Washington must shed its myths about China to check Beijing’s growing influence
Hit by trade war, California winemakers see their carefully cultivated market in China shrivel

Big tariffs and anti-American sentiment have hit hard, soon after US vineyards developed a following among Chinese consumers.

18 Oct 2019 - 2:42AM

Big tariffs and anti-American sentiment have hit hard, soon after US vineyards developed a following among Chinese consumers.

Hit by trade war, California winemakers see their carefully cultivated market in China shrivel
Pentagon official says US is concerned by ‘heavier hand Beijing has taken’ in Hong Kong

Randall Schriver, assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs, cites trend toward ‘less autonomy, more influence from Beijing’.

16 Oct 2019 - 6:32PM

Randall Schriver, assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs, cites trend toward ‘less autonomy, more influence from Beijing’.

Pentagon official says US is concerned by ‘heavier hand Beijing has taken’ in Hong Kong
Donald Trump says ‘substantial phase-one deal’ reached in China trade talks, new tariffs delayed

US president touts ‘substantial phase-one deal’ that will delay new tariffs after talks with China’s vice-premier Liu He. The high-level negotiations were aimed at ending a trade war that is threatening global economic growth.

12 Oct 2019 - 7:16AM

US president touts ‘substantial phase-one deal’ that will delay new tariffs after talks with China’s vice-premier Liu He. The high-level negotiations were aimed at ending a trade war that is threatening global economic growth.

Donald Trump says ‘substantial phase-one deal’ reached in China trade talks, new tariffs delayed
Americans more open to China than Washington seems to be, survey shows

Chicago Council on Global Affairs finds 68 per cent of respondents support friendly ties, a level consistent for more than a decade. If ‘path of escalation’ continues, researcher says, negative views are likely to rise.

11 Oct 2019 - 9:58PM

Chicago Council on Global Affairs finds 68 per cent of respondents support friendly ties, a level consistent for more than a decade. If ‘path of escalation’ continues, researcher says, negative views are likely to rise.

Americans more open to China than Washington seems to be, survey shows
Donald Trump says first day of China trade talks went ‘very well’, plans to host Vice-Premier Liu He at White House on Friday

‘We had a very, very good negotiation,’ US president says as world’s two largest economies look for a way out of their 15-month trade war.

11 Oct 2019 - 11:22AM

‘We had a very, very good negotiation,’ US president says as world’s two largest economies look for a way out of their 15-month trade war.

Donald Trump says first day of China trade talks went ‘very well’, plans to host Vice-Premier Liu He at White House on Friday
US court says Harvard admissions process does not discriminate against Asian-Americans

Lawsuit alleged that admissions policies hold Asian-Americans to higher standard by using a subjective “personal rating” while judge says process passes constitutional muster even though it’s not perfect

2 Oct 2019 - 9:22PM

Lawsuit alleged that admissions policies hold Asian-Americans to higher standard by using a subjective “personal rating” while judge says process passes constitutional muster even though it’s not perfect

US court says Harvard admissions process does not discriminate against Asian-Americans
US charges California tour guide Xuehua Peng with spying for China and passing along national security secrets

Xuehua Peng, a naturalised American citizen known as Edward, is accused of using coded messages and flying from San Francisco area to China to deliver packages containing classified material.

1 Oct 2019 - 10:56PM

Xuehua Peng, a naturalised American citizen known as Edward, is accused of using coded messages and flying from San Francisco area to China to deliver packages containing classified material.

US charges California tour guide Xuehua Peng with spying for China and passing along national security secrets
Chinese-Americans urged to fight back to dispel growing cloud of suspicion and discrimination in US

Speakers at a conference sponsored by the Committee of 100 discuss the need to find a balance between national security and the free flow of ideas crucial to innovation.

1 Oct 2019 - 5:59AM

Speakers at a conference sponsored by the Committee of 100 discuss the need to find a balance between national security and the free flow of ideas crucial to innovation.

Chinese-Americans urged to fight back to dispel growing cloud of suspicion and discrimination in US
Will Washington agree on new Hong Kong human rights and democracy act?

Hong Kong bill enjoys bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, but minefield of congressional committees, lawyers, diplomats and the whims of a president lie in wait.

26 Sep 2019 - 1:35AM

Hong Kong bill enjoys bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, but minefield of congressional committees, lawyers, diplomats and the whims of a president lie in wait.

Will Washington agree on new Hong Kong human rights and democracy act?
Business coalition urging US Congress to reclaim its power over trade and tariffs gains broad support

The Tariff Reform Coalition represents a diverse cross-section of US industry, including American Express, Sam’s Club, Google, Toyota, Macy’s and the National Retail Federation.

20 Sep 2019 - 10:49PM

The Tariff Reform Coalition represents a diverse cross-section of US industry, including American Express, Sam’s Club, Google, Toyota, Macy’s and the National Retail Federation.

Business coalition urging US Congress to reclaim its power over trade and tariffs gains broad support
China warns against efforts to ‘disrupt Hong Kong with foreign support’ after activists testify before US Congress

Joshua Wong and Denise Ho address the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, with Wong saying he hoped Congress would be celebrated ‘for having stood on the side of Hongkongers’.

18 Sep 2019 - 11:39PM

Joshua Wong and Denise Ho address the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, with Wong saying he hoped Congress would be celebrated ‘for having stood on the side of Hongkongers’.

China warns against efforts to ‘disrupt Hong Kong with foreign support’ after activists testify before US Congress
Amid trade war and local opposition, Chinese chemical firm Wanhua drops plan to build plant in Louisiana

Community activists claim victory after the Yantai-based company withdraws its land-use application for a US$1.25 billion manufacturing complex.

18 Sep 2019 - 4:07AM

Community activists claim victory after the Yantai-based company withdraws its land-use application for a US$1.25 billion manufacturing complex.

Amid trade war and local opposition, Chinese chemical firm Wanhua drops plan to build plant in Louisiana
US arrests Chinese government employee for alleged fraudulent visa “conspiracy”

Chinese government employee arrested in US on suspicion of arranging fraudulent visas

17 Sep 2019 - 11:27PM

Chinese government employee arrested in US on suspicion of arranging fraudulent visas

US arrests Chinese government employee for alleged fraudulent visa “conspiracy”
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