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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Aukus fallout: is there a ‘small window of opportunity’ for China?

Feud over submarine deal may give rise to hopes in Beijing that it can leverage the situation, but analysts say differences between the US and its allies over efforts to contain China should not be overstated.

Feud over submarine deal may give rise to hopes in Beijing that it can leverage the situation, but analysts say differences between the US and its allies over efforts to contain China should not be overstated.

Aukus fallout: is there a ‘small window of opportunity’ for China?
26 Sep 2021 - 10:31PM
Biden and Xi address UN, juggling differences amid calls for unity on climate and Covid-19

US president tells the General Assembly he ‘is ready to work with any nation that steps up and pursues peaceful resolution to shared challenges’; the Chinese leader says ‘We need to advocate peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom, which are the common values of humanity.’

US president tells the General Assembly he ‘is ready to work with any nation that steps up and pursues peaceful resolution to shared challenges’; the Chinese leader says ‘We need to advocate peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom, which are the common values of humanity.’

Biden and Xi address UN, juggling differences amid calls for unity on climate and Covid-19
22 Sep 2021 - 10:48AM
China lobbies Russia, Iran and Pakistan to show unity on Afghanistan

Beijing seeks coordination to curb terrorism and rebuild peace, as Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov blame chaos on the US.

Beijing seeks coordination to curb terrorism and rebuild peace, as Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov blame chaos on the US.

China lobbies Russia, Iran and Pakistan to show unity on Afghanistan
17 Sep 2021 - 10:01PM
EU to ban ‘forced labour’ products, taking aim at China’s treatment of Uygurs

Ursula von der Leyen’s state-of-the-union address comes as European Parliament politicians recommend changes in the EU’s relationship with Beijing.

Ursula von der Leyen’s state-of-the-union address comes as European Parliament politicians recommend changes in the EU’s relationship with Beijing.

EU to ban ‘forced labour’ products, taking aim at China’s treatment of Uygurs
16 Sep 2021 - 1:22AM
As I see it | Why Biden’s Afghan debacle 20 years after 9/11 gives China cause for worry

In the post-9/11 world, the US was distracted by its war on terror. Afghan pull-out now leaves Biden’s America free to focus on its current top adversary – China.

In the post-9/11 world, the US was distracted by its war on terror. Afghan pull-out now leaves Biden’s America free to focus on its current top adversary – China.

Why Biden’s Afghan debacle 20 years after 9/11 gives China cause for worry
14 Sep 2021 - 10:34PM
China and Australia urged to hold fire after Nazi Germany comparison makes Beijing slam ‘toxic rhetoric’

Analysts urge China to understand the ‘big picture’ on regional nervousness, while cautioning Australia on the pitfalls making an outright adversary of Beijing.

Analysts urge China to understand the ‘big picture’ on regional nervousness, while cautioning Australia on the pitfalls making an outright adversary of Beijing.

China and Australia urged to hold fire after Nazi Germany comparison makes Beijing slam ‘toxic rhetoric’
12 Sep 2021 - 10:45PM
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warns world ‘needs to come together more than ever’

Wang marks 50th anniversary of Beijing taking its UN seat by saying collective effort is needed to tackle challenges such as Covid-19 and global warming.

Wang marks 50th anniversary of Beijing taking its UN seat by saying collective effort is needed to tackle challenges such as Covid-19 and global warming.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warns world ‘needs to come together more than ever’
9 Sep 2021 - 12:56AM
As I see it | Climate crisis: China’s all-or-nothing stand on talks leaves John Kerry cornered

Given his own limited remit, and the Biden administration’s refusal to trade concessions for climate progress, Kerry is left in an almost impossible position.

Given his own limited remit, and the Biden administration’s refusal to trade concessions for climate progress, Kerry is left in an almost impossible position.

Climate crisis: China’s all-or-nothing stand on talks leaves John Kerry cornered
7 Sep 2021 - 10:43PM
Taliban to ‘actively support’ belt and road plan of ‘trustworthy friend’ China

Pledge from deputy head of Taliban office in Doha comes as a spokesman highlights Afghanistan’s strategic value to China in terms of regional security.

Pledge from deputy head of Taliban office in Doha comes as a spokesman highlights Afghanistan’s strategic value to China in terms of regional security.

Taliban to ‘actively support’ belt and road plan of ‘trustworthy friend’ China
3 Sep 2021 - 10:50PM
Beijing calls on France to ‘eliminate interference’ and push for better EU-China ties

Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells diplomatic adviser to the president that Paris should push to repair relations when it takes over rotating presidency of the bloc, in phone call ahead of European Union meeting.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells diplomatic adviser to the president that Paris should push to repair relations when it takes over rotating presidency of the bloc, in phone call ahead of European Union meeting.

Beijing calls on France to ‘eliminate interference’ and push for better EU-China ties
2 Sep 2021 - 11:35PM
Kamala Harris in Vietnam: China takes shot at US’ bullying South China Sea claims

Chinese embassy in Hanoi accuses Washington of stoking tensions between neighbours in the contested waters.

Chinese embassy in Hanoi accuses Washington of stoking tensions between neighbours in the contested waters.

Kamala Harris in Vietnam: China takes shot at US’ bullying South China Sea claims
27 Aug 2021 - 10:44PM
China renews warning to US over threats to national interest

Beijing still focused on managing differences with Washington but also strengthening ties with Moscow, People’s Daily article says.

Beijing still focused on managing differences with Washington but also strengthening ties with Moscow, People’s Daily article says.

China renews warning to US over threats to national interest
24 Aug 2021 - 10:50PM
As I see it | Decoding the deliberate ambiguity of China’s expanding core interests

Beijing’s finely tuned ranking of its vital concerns reveal how China assesses its place in the world in relation to the US.

Beijing’s finely tuned ranking of its vital concerns reveal how China assesses its place in the world in relation to the US.

Decoding the deliberate ambiguity of China’s expanding core interests
17 Aug 2021 - 10:58PM
From Cultural Revolution to Wolf Warrior: Chinese diplomats on edge of a new era

Will the younger cohort rise to the challenge as China pursues its ultimate ambition to outshine the US on global primacy and influence?

Will the younger cohort rise to the challenge as China pursues its ultimate ambition to outshine the US on global primacy and influence?

From Cultural Revolution to Wolf Warrior: Chinese diplomats on edge of a new era
7 Aug 2021 - 11:36PM
Fire and fury: the young Chinese hawks chosen to take on Washington

Xie Feng was sent in to do the tough talking to the US’ Wendy Sherman in Tianjin last month but just how much can he achieve in an era of growing belligerence?

Xie Feng was sent in to do the tough talking to the US’ Wendy Sherman in Tianjin last month but just how much can he achieve in an era of growing belligerence?

Fire and fury: the young Chinese hawks chosen to take on Washington
6 Aug 2021 - 10:56AM
As I see it | Will the personal touch give the US an edge in rivalry with China?

Xi Jinping had more contact with other world leaders than his American counterparts until Covid-19 struck, but his absence may now give the US an advantage

Xi Jinping had more contact with other world leaders than his American counterparts until Covid-19 struck, but his absence may now give the US an advantage

Will the personal touch give the US an edge in rivalry with China?
4 Aug 2021 - 6:00AM
China’s US envoy Qin Gang strikes conciliatory note on arrival in Washington

The new ambassador invokes Kissinger’s 1971 visit to China and says he will strive for peaceful coexistence, despite challenges.

The new ambassador invokes Kissinger’s 1971 visit to China and says he will strive for peaceful coexistence, despite challenges.

China’s US envoy Qin Gang strikes conciliatory note on arrival in Washington
29 Jul 2021 - 11:27PM
As I see it | China, the Philippines and a missed opportunity in the South China Sea

The Scarborough Shoal row between Beijing and Manila spilled out into a broader international dispute nearly a decade ago – but there were efforts to try to stop that from happening.

The Scarborough Shoal row between Beijing and Manila spilled out into a broader international dispute nearly a decade ago – but there were efforts to try to stop that from happening.

China, the Philippines and a missed opportunity in the South China Sea
20 Jul 2021 - 10:33PM
Chinese Foreign Minister urges US not to dump Afghan ‘burden’ on neighbouring countries

Wang Yi says Beijing is ready to mediate and blames US ‘hasty withdrawal’ for surge in violence that has seen Taliban seize much of the country

Wang Yi says Beijing is ready to mediate and blames US ‘hasty withdrawal’ for surge in violence that has seen Taliban seize much of the country

Chinese Foreign Minister urges US not to dump Afghan ‘burden’ on neighbouring countries
15 Jul 2021 - 7:00PM
Chinese foreign minister talks energy in Central Asia but Afghanistan casts a shadow over meetings

China’s foreign minister addresses concerns among Afghanistan’s neighbours as Turkmenistan and Tajikistan move troops and weaponry closer to their borders.

China’s foreign minister addresses concerns among Afghanistan’s neighbours as Turkmenistan and Tajikistan move troops and weaponry closer to their borders.

Chinese foreign minister talks energy in Central Asia but Afghanistan casts a shadow over meetings
16 Aug 2021 - 10:40PM
China stresses support for North Korea after special envoys’ phone conversation

Chinese foreign ministry says Beijing will continue to work with its communist neighbour to resolve the nuclear issue peacefully

Chinese foreign ministry says Beijing will continue to work with its communist neighbour to resolve the nuclear issue peacefully

China stresses support for North Korea after special envoys’ phone conversation
7 Jul 2021 - 10:50PM
As I see it | Chinese scholars want a voice, but must beware being counterproductive

Some say a Chinese theory of international relations is needed to frame China’s thinking, but justifying a party-state system may be difficult internationally.

Some say a Chinese theory of international relations is needed to frame China’s thinking, but justifying a party-state system may be difficult internationally.

Chinese scholars want a voice, but must beware being counterproductive
6 Jul 2021 - 10:36PM
Communist Party centenary: Xi warns foreign powers will ‘have their heads cracked and bleeding’

Xi says China has ‘never bullied, oppressed nor enslaved the people of other countries’.

Xi says China has ‘never bullied, oppressed nor enslaved the people of other countries’.

Communist Party centenary: Xi warns foreign powers will ‘have their heads cracked and bleeding’
1 Jul 2021 - 11:36PM
Could China’s model of growth be its biggest export to the world?

Beijing’s combination of authoritarianism, capitalism and infrastructure has proved appealing to some countries weary of Western neoliberalism.

Beijing’s combination of authoritarianism, capitalism and infrastructure has proved appealing to some countries weary of Western neoliberalism.

Could China’s model of growth be its biggest export to the world?
30 Jun 2021 - 8:48PM
China-Russia relations: Xi and Putin show united front in message to Biden

Moscow and Beijing deny they are looking to form a Cold War-style political and military coalition.

Moscow and Beijing deny they are looking to form a Cold War-style political and military coalition.

China-Russia relations: Xi and Putin show united front in message to Biden
30 Jun 2021 - 6:53AM
China, Russia extend friendship treaty after Biden-Putin summit

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin meet by video link for a second time in a month, both hailing the countries’ closer ties.

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin meet by video link for a second time in a month, both hailing the countries’ closer ties.

China, Russia extend friendship treaty after Biden-Putin summit
29 Jun 2021 - 12:15AM
As I see it | As Biden’s foreign policy on China comes into focus, Putin cherishes being the lesser of two evils

A meeting between the US and Russian presidents legitimises Putin’s embattled regime, say critics of Biden.

A meeting between the US and Russian presidents legitimises Putin’s embattled regime, say critics of Biden.

As Biden’s foreign policy on China comes into focus, Putin cherishes being the lesser of two evils
23 Jun 2021 - 8:00AM
G7 takes aim at China on coronavirus and human rights

Leaders to end meeting with call for fresh Covid-19 origins investigation and criticism of Beijing’s actions in Xinjiang.

Leaders to end meeting with call for fresh Covid-19 origins investigation and criticism of Beijing’s actions in Xinjiang.

G7 takes aim at China on coronavirus and human rights
13 Jun 2021 - 11:39PM
As I see it | China can regain an important friend if it makes up with India

Xi Jinping’s call for Beijing to make friends rather than enemies could apply to an increasingly US-friendly New Delhi, alienated after a year-long border row.

Xi Jinping’s call for Beijing to make friends rather than enemies could apply to an increasingly US-friendly New Delhi, alienated after a year-long border row.

China can regain an important friend if it makes up with India
8 Jun 2021 - 10:16PM
US promises to give Taiwan 750,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, but senators’ visit is likely to further anger Beijing

President Tsai Ing-wen thanks the bipartisan group for the ‘timely rain’ as the island fights an outbreak.

President Tsai Ing-wen thanks the bipartisan group for the ‘timely rain’ as the island fights an outbreak.

US promises to give Taiwan 750,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, but senators’ visit is likely to further anger Beijing
7 Jun 2021 - 8:31PM