Shi Jiangtao

Hong Kong

Shi Jiangtao

Reporter, China

A former diplomat, Shi Jiangtao has worked as a China reporter at the Post for more than a decade. He's interested in political, social and environmental development in China.

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Did China miscalculate the rise of India?

Beijing has been preoccupied with tensions with Washington but a deadly brawl on the Himalayan border last month raised the possibility of wars on two fronts.

6 Jul 2020 - 11:35PM

Beijing has been preoccupied with tensions with Washington but a deadly brawl on the Himalayan border last month raised the possibility of wars on two fronts.

Did China miscalculate the rise of India?
PM Narendra Modi visits Indian troops near Chinese border following deadly clash

Visit to soldiers in Ladakh is described as effort to send strong message to Beijing after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the skirmish.

4 Jul 2020 - 1:02AM

Visit to soldiers in Ladakh is described as effort to send strong message to Beijing after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the skirmish.

PM Narendra Modi visits Indian troops near Chinese border following deadly clash
China-India border fight latest in long and troubled history between the Asian giants

With both sides accusing the other of ignoring agreements struck over past 30 years, experts say situation is complex.

3 Jul 2020 - 10:21PM

With both sides accusing the other of ignoring agreements struck over past 30 years, experts say situation is complex.

China-India border fight latest in long and troubled history between the Asian giants
India’s latest row with Pakistan adds to tensions in Himalayan region after China border clash

After deadly border clash with China, New Delhi has expelled diplomats from Islamabad as relations between the arch-rivals worsen.

25 Jun 2020 - 10:41AM

After deadly border clash with China, New Delhi has expelled diplomats from Islamabad as relations between the arch-rivals worsen.

India’s latest row with Pakistan adds to tensions in Himalayan region after China border clash
Hawaii talks a chance for Mike Pompeo and Yang Jiechi to ‘draw red lines in the sand’

Meeting of top diplomats on Wednesday comes as relations between Beijing and Washington are at their lowest point in decades, but observers are not optimistic there will be any real breakthroughs.

17 Jun 2020 - 4:56AM

Meeting of top diplomats on Wednesday comes as relations between Beijing and Washington are at their lowest point in decades, but observers are not optimistic there will be any real breakthroughs.

Hawaii talks a chance for Mike Pompeo and Yang Jiechi to ‘draw red lines in the sand’
Japan to draft G7 statement on China’s plans for Hong Kong national security law

Group’s members share ‘universal values such as freedom, democracy and rule of law [and have] a mission to lead global public opinion’, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says.

10 Jun 2020 - 11:20PM

Group’s members share ‘universal values such as freedom, democracy and rule of law [and have] a mission to lead global public opinion’, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says.

Japan to draft G7 statement on China’s plans for Hong Kong national security law
China denies coronavirus cover-up and insists relations with rest of world have not been damaged

Beijing publishes lengthy document defending its ‘transparency’ after reports WHO officials were frustrated by delays in releasing information

7 Jun 2020 - 10:50PM

Beijing publishes lengthy document defending its ‘transparency’ after reports WHO officials were frustrated by delays in releasing information

China denies coronavirus cover-up and insists relations with rest of world have not been damaged
How Donald Trump’s efforts to readmit Russia to G7 could backfire and drive Moscow closer to Beijing

US’s President’s olive branch was seen as effort to drive a wedge between China and Russia, but observers say it may prove counterproductive

6 Jun 2020 - 10:36PM

US’s President’s olive branch was seen as effort to drive a wedge between China and Russia, but observers say it may prove counterproductive

How Donald Trump’s efforts to readmit Russia to G7 could backfire and drive Moscow closer to Beijing
China-India border dispute fuelled by rise in nationalism on both sides, observers say

As the global economy has slumped, nationalism and sovereignty have replaced Xi Jinping’s ‘Chinese dream’ as the primary focus for Beijing, co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security says.

1 Jun 2020 - 6:14PM

As the global economy has slumped, nationalism and sovereignty have replaced Xi Jinping’s ‘Chinese dream’ as the primary focus for Beijing, co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security says.

China-India border dispute fuelled by rise in nationalism on both sides, observers say
Two sessions 2020: why Chinese Premier Li Keqiang had little to say about the United States

Li kept the focus on home in his annual work report to the NPC, warning the country of the grim challenges ahead.

23 May 2020 - 11:26PM

Li kept the focus on home in his annual work report to the NPC, warning the country of the grim challenges ahead.

Two sessions 2020: why Chinese Premier Li Keqiang had little to say about the United States
‘Cold War echoes’: United States accuses China of face-off on all fronts

White House policy paper defines US president’s ever-hostile stand on Beijing as Trump makes a bid for re-election.

22 May 2020 - 6:49AM

White House policy paper defines US president’s ever-hostile stand on Beijing as Trump makes a bid for re-election.

‘Cold War echoes’: United States accuses China of face-off on all fronts
Destined for conflict? Xi Jinping, Donald Trump and the Thucydides trap

Tense relations with the US and the question of whether armed confrontation can be avoided will loom large when China’s political elites meet.

21 May 2020 - 4:18PM

Tense relations with the US and the question of whether armed confrontation can be avoided will loom large when China’s political elites meet.

Destined for conflict? Xi Jinping, Donald Trump and the Thucydides trap
Ji Chaozhu, Chinese diplomat who acted as bridge with US during historic thaw in relations, dies aged 91

Zhou Enlai protégé played ‘indispensable’ role in historic meetings between Chinese premier, Mao Zedong, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger

3 May 2020 - 10:05PM

Zhou Enlai protégé played ‘indispensable’ role in historic meetings between Chinese premier, Mao Zedong, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger

Ji Chaozhu, Chinese diplomat who acted as bridge with US during historic thaw in relations, dies aged 91
It’s complicated: China-Europe relations hit by diversity, distrust and dogmatism during pandemic

Think tanks from across Europe came together and reported on China’s much-touted medical aid and ‘mask diplomacy’ during Covid-19 crisis.

30 Apr 2020 - 11:08PM

Think tanks from across Europe came together and reported on China’s much-touted medical aid and ‘mask diplomacy’ during Covid-19 crisis.

It’s complicated: China-Europe relations hit by diversity, distrust and dogmatism during pandemic
Coronavirus: US politicians are telling ‘barefaced lies’, China says, after Donald Trump repeats call for Covid-19 damages

Foreign ministry spokesman in Beijing says White House is trying to shirk responsibility for the spread of the coronavirus.

29 Apr 2020 - 12:40AM

Foreign ministry spokesman in Beijing says White House is trying to shirk responsibility for the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: US politicians are telling ‘barefaced lies’, China says, after Donald Trump repeats call for Covid-19 damages
China’s dams did not cause our drought, Mekong nations say – but they ask for transparency

No proof region’s worst drought in 50 years was result of Chinese dam-building, but China gave inadequate data, neighbours say as they strike ‘balancing act’.

27 Apr 2020 - 11:51PM

No proof region’s worst drought in 50 years was result of Chinese dam-building, but China gave inadequate data, neighbours say as they strike ‘balancing act’.

China’s dams did not cause our drought, Mekong nations say – but they ask for transparency
Coronavirus: they’re only answering Xi Jinping’s call but are China’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomats doing more harm than good?

At least seven of Beijing’s foreign ambassadors were summoned by authorities in their host nations last week to answer charges ranging from spreading rumours to racist abuse.

27 Apr 2020 - 1:58PM

At least seven of Beijing’s foreign ambassadors were summoned by authorities in their host nations last week to answer charges ranging from spreading rumours to racist abuse.

Coronavirus: they’re only answering Xi Jinping’s call but are China’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomats doing more harm than good?
Coronavirus infects China-US relations as blame game over pandemic intensifies

The global health crisis has killed tens of thousands of people, battered economies and put a severe dent in Beijing’s relations with other countries.

20 May 2020 - 3:12PM

The global health crisis has killed tens of thousands of people, battered economies and put a severe dent in Beijing’s relations with other countries.

Coronavirus infects China-US relations as blame game over pandemic intensifies
‘It will come back to haunt us’: inside warnings against China’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ coronavirus diplomacy

Chinese observers and former envoys caution against Beijing’s attempts to define international opinion in the face of a global health crisis.

18 Apr 2020 - 11:17PM

Chinese observers and former envoys caution against Beijing’s attempts to define international opinion in the face of a global health crisis.

‘It will come back to haunt us’: inside warnings against China’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ coronavirus diplomacy
China wants its diplomats to show more fighting spirit. It may not be intended to win over the rest of the world

The rise of the so-called ‘wolf warriors’ heralds a more aggressive approach to promoting the country’s official line.

12 Apr 2020 - 10:53PM

The rise of the so-called ‘wolf warriors’ heralds a more aggressive approach to promoting the country’s official line.

China wants its diplomats to show more fighting spirit. It may not be intended to win over the rest of the world
US warns African-Americans to avoid Guangzhou after reports black people are being targeted in coronavirus clampdown

People of African descent or with ‘African contacts’ have been subjected to mandatory tests and quarantine.

11 Apr 2020 - 9:45PM

People of African descent or with ‘African contacts’ have been subjected to mandatory tests and quarantine.

US warns African-Americans to avoid Guangzhou after reports black people are being targeted in coronavirus clampdown
Coronavirus: foreigners who flout quarantine rules could face 10-year ban from China

Immigration authority issues stern warning as Beijing steps up its efforts to prevent a second wave of Covid-19 cases being imported from overseas.

11 Apr 2020 - 11:35PM

Immigration authority issues stern warning as Beijing steps up its efforts to prevent a second wave of Covid-19 cases being imported from overseas.

Coronavirus: foreigners who flout quarantine rules could face 10-year ban from China
Coronavirus: Beijing offers to fly Chinese students home from the US – but would it rather they declined?

Embassy says those flown back must pay for themselves, and praises the US health system, in a departure from the war of words with Washington.

6 Apr 2020 - 9:44PM

Embassy says those flown back must pay for themselves, and praises the US health system, in a departure from the war of words with Washington.

Coronavirus: Beijing offers to fly Chinese students home from the US – but would it rather they declined?
Wanted: world leaders to answer the coronavirus pandemic alarm

The international community has sleepwalked into an emergency that it could have prepared for years ago, analysts say.

20 May 2020 - 1:19PM

The international community has sleepwalked into an emergency that it could have prepared for years ago, analysts say.

Wanted: world leaders to answer the coronavirus pandemic alarm
As China-US relations continue to sour, Beijing says expulsion of American reporters may just be the start

If Washington ‘continues on the wrong track, China will be forced to take further countermeasures’, foreign ministry spokesman says.

19 Mar 2020 - 3:36AM

If Washington ‘continues on the wrong track, China will be forced to take further countermeasures’, foreign ministry spokesman says.

As China-US relations continue to sour, Beijing says expulsion of American reporters may just be the start
Clash of the titans: how the coronavirus became the new China-US battleground

Rather than joining forces to subdue the pathogen, Beijing and Washington have used the pandemic to try to score points against each other.

15 Mar 2020 - 11:36PM

Rather than joining forces to subdue the pathogen, Beijing and Washington have used the pandemic to try to score points against each other.

Clash of the titans: how the coronavirus became the new China-US battleground
Coronavirus: Donald Trump condemned for closing off US as pandemic fears spread

Announcement of ban on visitors from 26 European countries sparks chaos at airports, triggers more stock market panic and raises prospect of lasting economic and political impact.

13 Mar 2020 - 1:46AM

Announcement of ban on visitors from 26 European countries sparks chaos at airports, triggers more stock market panic and raises prospect of lasting economic and political impact.

Coronavirus: Donald Trump condemned for closing off US as pandemic fears spread
Chinese President Xi Jinping salutes Wuhan under shadow of coronavirus pandemic threat

Xi lauds frontline workers and residents at the outbreak’s epicentre to boost morale and support for the Communist Party.

10 Mar 2020 - 11:35PM

Xi lauds frontline workers and residents at the outbreak’s epicentre to boost morale and support for the Communist Party.

Chinese President Xi Jinping salutes Wuhan under shadow of coronavirus pandemic threat
Chinese airports tighten entry rules to fend off coronavirus influx

Number of confirmed imported cases rises to 60 as Chinese travellers return from overseas.

7 Mar 2020 - 11:15PM

Number of confirmed imported cases rises to 60 as Chinese travellers return from overseas.

Chinese airports tighten entry rules to fend off coronavirus influx
Learn from China to stop the coronavirus epidemic, top medical journal says

Developed countries must take more aggressive action and abandon fears of negative short-term public and economic consequences, The Lancet says.

7 Mar 2020 - 10:47PM

Developed countries must take more aggressive action and abandon fears of negative short-term public and economic consequences, The Lancet says.

Learn from China to stop the coronavirus epidemic, top medical journal says