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. Along the way, he’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, including weeks spent camping out under Saddam Hussein’s bridges.
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. Along the way, he’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, including weeks spent camping out under Saddam Hussein’s bridges.

Latest from Mark Magnier

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
China’s resistance to gay relationships and surrogate births, seen through a filmmaker’s own family

The documentarian Hao Wu tells a very personal story in All in My Family: ‘I wanted to show the challenges for gay people of Chinese descent’

30 Apr 2019 - 11:52AM

The documentarian Hao Wu tells a very personal story in All in My Family: ‘I wanted to show the challenges for gay people of Chinese descent’

China’s resistance to gay relationships and surrogate births, seen through a filmmaker’s own family
US and China in ideological battle for the future, defence official says

Cooperative steps with allies under consideration to counter expanded Chinese footprint in Asia and Europe.

17 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

Cooperative steps with allies under consideration to counter expanded Chinese footprint in Asia and Europe.

US and China in ideological battle for the future, defence official says
IMF leader Christine Lagarde praises China’s economic stimulus but warns on debt-heavy belt and road loans

High on Lagarde’s list of self-inflicted economic wounds is the China-US trade war and its hundred of billions of dollars in tariffs.

12 Apr 2019 - 6:29AM

High on Lagarde’s list of self-inflicted economic wounds is the China-US trade war and its hundred of billions of dollars in tariffs.

IMF leader Christine Lagarde praises China’s economic stimulus but warns on debt-heavy belt and road loans
Unloved but essential: 40 years on, the Taiwan Relations Act remains flexible, durable and effective

A conference reflects on how a 1979 US law has kept an uneasy cross-strait peace, with ‘strategic ambiguity’ benefiting not only to Taiwan, but China and the US as well.

11 Apr 2019 - 1:22AM

A conference reflects on how a 1979 US law has kept an uneasy cross-strait peace, with ‘strategic ambiguity’ benefiting not only to Taiwan, but China and the US as well.

Unloved but essential: 40 years on, the Taiwan Relations Act remains flexible, durable and effective
China’s growth forecast for 2019 raised by IMF despite trade war and global downturn

International Monetary Fund sees global growth rebound in the second half of the year on easing of trade tensions and impact of economic stimulus in key countries.

10 Apr 2019 - 9:36AM

International Monetary Fund sees global growth rebound in the second half of the year on easing of trade tensions and impact of economic stimulus in key countries.

China’s growth forecast for 2019 raised by IMF despite trade war and global downturn
US semiconductor firms call for more backing from Washington to stay ahead of advancing China

Congress asked to triple government spending on new designs and materials to boost chip performance – which is critical for American economy, defence and technological leadership, companies say in report to Congress.

4 Apr 2019 - 11:05AM

Congress asked to triple government spending on new designs and materials to boost chip performance – which is critical for American economy, defence and technological leadership, companies say in report to Congress.

US semiconductor firms call for more backing from Washington to stay ahead of advancing China