Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.
Owen Churchill
Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.

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‘We’re literally falling apart’: Asian-American conservatives feeling the sting of Cindy Yang affair, founder of Republican group says

Allegations by left-leaning US lawmakers have undone an effort to encourage political engagement within the community, National Committee of Asian American Republicans founder Cliff Zhonggang Li says.

24 Apr 2019 - 3:12PM

Allegations by left-leaning US lawmakers have undone an effort to encourage political engagement within the community, National Committee of Asian American Republicans founder Cliff Zhonggang Li says.

‘We’re literally falling apart’: Asian-American conservatives feeling the sting of Cindy Yang affair, founder of Republican group  says
Leica’s ad agency denies releasing Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ film without approval

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi says it would not risk its reputation with such a move.

21 Apr 2019 - 7:40AM

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi says it would not risk its reputation with such a move.

Leica’s ad agency denies releasing Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ film without approval
Leica Camera’s advert depicting Tiananmen Square’s ‘Tank Man’ causes uproar from Chinese online

Leica spokeswoman says that video, which drew fire from online Chinese commenters, was not officially sanctioned by the company.

20 Apr 2019 - 11:24AM

Leica spokeswoman says that video, which drew fire from online Chinese commenters, was not officially sanctioned by the company.

Leica Camera’s advert depicting Tiananmen Square’s ‘Tank Man’ causes uproar from Chinese online
Chinese woman Zhang Yujing charged in security breach at Mar-a-Lago is denied bail

Zhang Yujing, 33, faces counts of lying to Secret Service agents and gaining access to a restricted area.

16 Apr 2019 - 6:33AM

Zhang Yujing, 33, faces counts of lying to Secret Service agents and gaining access to a restricted area.

Chinese woman Zhang Yujing charged in security breach at Mar-a-Lago is denied bail
US, Canada and EU to offer ‘robust alternative’ to state-led development finance, as belt and road increases reach

The new Overseas Private Investment Corporation alliance is its second, following one last year with Japan and Australia.

12 Apr 2019 - 2:17PM

The new Overseas Private Investment Corporation alliance is its second, following one last year with Japan and Australia.

US, Canada and EU to offer ‘robust alternative’ to state-led development finance, as belt and road increases reach
Who is Charles Lee? Businessman linked to woman who breached Mar-a-Lago security has a chequered, mysterious past

Lee, who has used multiple identities and faced accusations of business fraud, advertised an event that Zhang Yujing said she was at Trump’s resort to attend.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:47PM

Lee, who has used multiple identities and faced accusations of business fraud, advertised an event that Zhang Yujing said she was at Trump’s resort to attend.

Who is Charles Lee? Businessman linked to woman who breached Mar-a-Lago security has a chequered, mysterious past
Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump strategic leadership is key to trade deal amid talk of 4-week countdown

Chinese president says healthy ties and potential trade deal rely on principle of mutual benefit, in letter delivered by Vice-Premier Liu He at his meeting with Trump, who praised ‘very rapid pace’ of progress.

5 Apr 2019 - 11:30PM

Chinese president says healthy ties and potential trade deal rely on principle of mutual benefit, in letter delivered by Vice-Premier Liu He at his meeting with Trump, who praised ‘very rapid pace’ of progress.

Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump strategic leadership is key to trade deal amid talk of 4-week countdown
No summit with China’s Xi Jinping until a deal to end trade war is final, Donald Trump says

The US president, speaking with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He at his side, said it might be another month before he could announce a meeting with Xi.

5 Apr 2019 - 3:33PM

The US president, speaking with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He at his side, said it might be another month before he could announce a meeting with Xi.

No summit with China’s Xi Jinping until a deal to end trade war is final, Donald Trump says
Nothing to see here: Donald Trump dismisses Mar-a-Lago security breach as a ‘fluke’

After Chinese national Zhang Yujing was arrested for entering a restricted area, Democrats called on the FBI to investigate how much of a national security risk Mar-a-Lago poses.

11 Apr 2019 - 4:47AM

After Chinese national Zhang Yujing was arrested for entering a restricted area, Democrats called on the FBI to investigate how much of a national security risk Mar-a-Lago poses.

Nothing to see here: Donald Trump dismisses Mar-a-Lago security breach as a ‘fluke’
Chinese firm offering to sell access to Donald Trump comes into spotlight after arrest in Mar-a-Lago breach

The United Nations Chinese Friendship Association, founded by Charles Lee, told clients it could arrange meetings and photo opportunities with politicians.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:47PM

The United Nations Chinese Friendship Association, founded by Charles Lee, told clients it could arrange meetings and photo opportunities with politicians.

Chinese firm offering to sell access to Donald Trump comes into spotlight after arrest in Mar-a-Lago breach
Beijing willing to step in to aid Wang Xiyue, Chinese-American scholar imprisoned in Iran, his wife says

Move by the Chinese government could be a goodwill gesture to Washington in the midst of efforts to end the trade war.

2 Apr 2019 - 11:23PM

Move by the Chinese government could be a goodwill gesture to Washington in the midst of efforts to end the trade war.

Beijing willing to step in to aid Wang Xiyue, Chinese-American scholar imprisoned in Iran, his wife says
US House speaker Nancy Pelosi has expressed ‘deep concern’ over Hong Kong plan to extradite fugitives to mainland China, visiting opposition politicians say

Civic Party lawmaker Dennis Kwok says Hong Kong government’s proposal was among key issues discussed in Washington meeting with Pelosi.

27 Mar 2019 - 5:53PM

Civic Party lawmaker Dennis Kwok says Hong Kong government’s proposal was among key issues discussed in Washington meeting with Pelosi.

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi has expressed ‘deep concern’ over Hong Kong plan to extradite fugitives to mainland China, visiting opposition politicians say
Hong Kong’s former chief secretary Anson Chan says leaders need to do a better job assuring world that city remains autonomous

While on US visit, Chan suggests that Hong Kong’s leaders need to go to Washington and elsewhere and say they, not Beijing, are in charge.

24 Mar 2019 - 11:12PM

While on US visit, Chan suggests that Hong Kong’s leaders need to go to Washington and elsewhere and say they, not Beijing, are in charge.

Hong Kong’s former chief secretary Anson Chan says leaders need to do a better job assuring world that city remains autonomous
Hong Kong’s former No 2 Anson Chan meets Mike Pence in Washington as US report criticises Beijing ‘intervention’ in city’s affairs

Charles Mok, Dennis Kwok and Chan were in Washington at the invitation of the Trump administration. A State Department report found that the ‘tempo of mainland intervention in Hong Kong affairs’ had increased.

23 Mar 2019 - 11:29PM

Charles Mok, Dennis Kwok and Chan were in Washington at the invitation of the Trump administration. A State Department report found that the ‘tempo of mainland intervention in Hong Kong affairs’ had increased.

Hong Kong’s former No 2 Anson Chan meets Mike Pence in Washington as US report criticises Beijing ‘intervention’ in city’s affairs
Cindy Yang, ex-spa owner accused of selling access to Donald Trump, speaks out to decry ‘unfair’ treatment

In a number of TV appearances on Wednesday, Yang denied that she had any private conversations with the US president.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:58PM

In a number of TV appearances on Wednesday, Yang denied that she had any private conversations with the US president.

Cindy Yang, ex-spa owner accused of selling access to Donald Trump, speaks out to decry ‘unfair’ treatment
US President Donald Trump says tariffs on Chinese imports may remain in place for a ‘substantial period of time’

As the trade war between the US and China continues, Trump says tariffs will be kept in place to ensure China ‘lives by the deal’.

21 Mar 2019 - 10:58AM

As the trade war between the US and China continues, Trump says tariffs will be kept in place to ensure China ‘lives by the deal’.

US President Donald Trump says tariffs on Chinese imports may remain in place for a ‘substantial period of time’
Build new global alliances to limit China’s ‘illicit practices’, US senators urged

Unilateral US action against China on trade will not be enough to change Beijing’s ongoing violation of international norms and institutions, two leading security experts warned US senators.

14 Mar 2019 - 3:03PM

Unilateral US action against China on trade will not be enough to change Beijing’s ongoing violation of international norms and institutions, two leading security experts warned US senators.

Build new global alliances to limit China’s ‘illicit practices’, US senators urged
Outcome of trade talks with China remains in doubt, top US trade official Robert Lighthizer tells senators

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says headway is being made but ‘there still are major, major issues that have to be resolved’.

13 Mar 2019 - 11:24PM

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says headway is being made but ‘there still are major, major issues that have to be resolved’.

Outcome of trade talks with China remains in doubt, top US trade official Robert Lighthizer tells senators
Cindy Yang, alleged brothel spa founder pictured with Donald Trump, is dismissed by Asian-American Republican group

The National Committee of Asian American Republicans says it dismissed Yang after reports she was connected to a chain of spas that allegedly provide sexual services.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:50PM

The National Committee of Asian American Republicans says it dismissed Yang after reports she was connected to a chain of spas that allegedly provide sexual services.

Cindy Yang, alleged brothel spa founder pictured with Donald Trump, is dismissed by Asian-American Republican group
American faith groups unite to decry restrictions on religious freedom in China

The Coalition to Advance Religious Freedom in China, formed as global scrutiny grows of the measures the authorities have taken against Uygurs in Xinjiang, wants the Trump administration to apply Magnitsky sanctions against Chinese officials.

5 Mar 2019 - 2:47PM

The Coalition to Advance Religious Freedom in China, formed as global scrutiny grows of the measures the authorities have taken against Uygurs in Xinjiang, wants the Trump administration to apply Magnitsky sanctions against Chinese officials.

American faith groups unite to decry restrictions on religious freedom in China
Bright spots seen in Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s meeting despite lack of formal accord

What has been viewed as a failure in Hanoi could actually provide a stronger foundation for future talks, according to an expert on US-Korea policy.

2 Mar 2019 - 7:03AM

What has been viewed as a failure in Hanoi could actually provide a stronger foundation for future talks, according to an expert on US-Korea policy.

Bright spots seen in Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s meeting despite lack of formal accord
Top US negotiator Robert Lighthizer ‘read Chinese the riot act’ to get trade talks back on track, Larry Kudlow says

US trade representative was not pleased when deputy-level negotiations hit an impasse last week, according to the White House economic adviser.

1 Mar 2019 - 11:31PM

US trade representative was not pleased when deputy-level negotiations hit an impasse last week, according to the White House economic adviser.

Top US negotiator Robert Lighthizer ‘read Chinese the riot act’ to get trade talks back on track, Larry Kudlow says
US-China relationship must not ‘return to the cold war’: Beijing diplomat asks Washington to be patient

The US and China cannot return to the traditional rivalry of major powers in the 19th or 20th century, he said, calling on both sides to build a ‘shared vision’ and a ‘shared community’.

1 Mar 2019 - 9:46AM

The US and China cannot return to the traditional rivalry of major powers in the 19th or 20th century, he said, calling on both sides to build a ‘shared vision’ and a ‘shared community’.

US-China relationship must not ‘return to the cold war’: Beijing diplomat asks Washington to be patient
Donald Trump, human rights activist? Meet the Chinese dissidents sticking up for the US president

Inspired by escalation of actions against Beijing, some dissidents see Trump as their best ally for political reform in China, including famed activist Chen Guangcheng, 1989 protesters and signatories of Charter 08, a pro-democracy manifesto.

28 Feb 2019 - 10:32PM

Inspired by escalation of actions against Beijing, some dissidents see Trump as their best ally for political reform in China, including famed activist Chen Guangcheng, 1989 protesters and signatories of Charter 08, a pro-democracy manifesto.

Donald Trump, human rights activist? Meet the Chinese dissidents sticking up for the US president
US and China reach deal on enforcement mechanism for possible pact to end trade war, US trade chief Robert Lighthizer tells Congress

The mechanism appears to answer a US concern that any final agreement to end the trade war would be specific, measurable and enforceable at all levels of Chinese government.

28 Feb 2019 - 3:03PM

The mechanism appears to answer a US concern that any final agreement to end the trade war would be specific, measurable and enforceable at all levels of Chinese government.

US and China reach deal on enforcement mechanism for possible pact to end trade war, US trade chief Robert Lighthizer tells Congress
Donald Trump to delay extra tariffs on Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump cites ‘substantial progress’ in announcement that he will delay tariff hike.

25 Feb 2019 - 11:01PM

US President Donald Trump cites ‘substantial progress’ in announcement that he will delay tariff hike.

Donald Trump to delay extra tariffs on Chinese imports
Chinese and US trade negotiators tussle over enforcement issues during ‘very productive talks’

Discussions on Sunday revolve around the thorny issue of how to enforce a potential trade deal as Donald Trump touts ‘very productive talks’.

25 Feb 2019 - 11:28PM

Discussions on Sunday revolve around the thorny issue of how to enforce a potential trade deal as Donald Trump touts ‘very productive talks’.

Chinese and US trade negotiators tussle over enforcement issues during ‘very productive talks’
China, US will ‘redouble efforts and speed up’ trade talks, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He says

Negotiations in Washington extended for another 48 hours as the two sides try to reach a deal to end tariff war.

23 Feb 2019 - 11:24PM

Negotiations in Washington extended for another 48 hours as the two sides try to reach a deal to end tariff war.

China, US will ‘redouble efforts and speed up’ trade talks, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He says
US and Chinese officials say a trade war deal is ‘extremely’ likely

China would sharply boost purchases of US agricultural products and open its electronic payment market to Visa and MasterCard.

23 Feb 2019 - 12:24PM

China would sharply boost purchases of US agricultural products and open its electronic payment market to Visa and MasterCard.

US and Chinese officials say a trade war deal is ‘extremely’ likely
US negotiators ‘don’t know’ if North Korea intends to remove nuclear weapons, contradicting Donald Trump

Officials briefing reporters ahead of the US president’s second summit with Kim Jong-un said they saw ‘a possibility that North Korea can make the choice to fully denuclearise’.

22 Feb 2019 - 8:47AM

Officials briefing reporters ahead of the US president’s second summit with Kim Jong-un said they saw ‘a possibility that North Korea can make the choice to fully denuclearise’.

US negotiators ‘don’t know’ if North Korea intends to remove nuclear weapons, contradicting Donald Trump