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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As I see it | China’s nightmare scenario of an ‘eastern Nato’ starts to take shape. Donald Trump isn’t the only reason

News Australia will join India, US and Japan in Malabar naval exercises will only heighten Beijing’s fears of an Indo-Pacific Quad.

21 Oct 2020 - 9:30AM

News Australia will join India, US and Japan in Malabar naval exercises will only heighten Beijing’s fears of an Indo-Pacific Quad.

China’s nightmare scenario of an ‘eastern Nato’ starts to take shape. Donald Trump isn’t the only reason
US-led Quad a ‘huge security risk’ to Asia, Chinese foreign minister tells Asean

Strategic bloc set to become an ‘Indo-Pacific Nato’, Wang Yi says on regional charm offensive.

17 Oct 2020 - 10:53PM

Strategic bloc set to become an ‘Indo-Pacific Nato’, Wang Yi says on regional charm offensive.

US-led Quad a ‘huge security risk’ to Asia, Chinese foreign minister tells Asean
US warship’s Taiwan passage undermined peace and stability: Chinese military

People’s Liberation Army denounces ‘provocations and meddling’ after the latest of the American navy’s regular transits through the Taiwan Strait.

16 Oct 2020 - 11:10AM

People’s Liberation Army denounces ‘provocations and meddling’ after the latest of the American navy’s regular transits through the Taiwan Strait.

US warship’s Taiwan passage undermined peace and stability: Chinese military
China claims support on Xinjiang, Hong Kong, but can dividing UN pay off?

Beijing’s rallying of nations on human rights issues is crystallising a war of values with the West, but its credibility as a global leader may be at stake.

13 Oct 2020 - 5:00AM

Beijing’s rallying of nations on human rights issues is crystallising a war of values with the West, but its credibility as a global leader may be at stake.

China claims support on Xinjiang, Hong Kong, but can dividing UN pay off?
As I see it | China needs more people power at home and trust from abroad to deliver on its bold 2060 carbon neutral pledge

Beijing steps up as Trump’s America steps back from climate action but international scepticism means greater scrutiny.

6 Oct 2020 - 10:24PM

Beijing steps up as Trump’s America steps back from climate action but international scepticism means greater scrutiny.

China needs more people power at home and trust from abroad to deliver on its bold 2060 carbon neutral pledge
Trump coronavirus diagnosis means tougher US line on China, analysts say

Positive test result will be used as justification for the US president to use harder China-bashing tactics, observers say

3 Oct 2020 - 3:29AM

Positive test result will be used as justification for the US president to use harder China-bashing tactics, observers say

Trump coronavirus diagnosis means tougher US line on China, analysts say
Korean war shows how an underdog China can win in armed conflict against US: Chinese general

The smoke of that conflict has cleared but the roots of what caused it remain, he say.

2 Oct 2020 - 9:37PM

The smoke of that conflict has cleared but the roots of what caused it remain, he say.

Korean war shows how an underdog China can win in armed conflict against US: Chinese general
US presidential debate a ‘live quarrel’, Chinese internet users say after Donald Trump and Joe Biden go head to head

‘I would feel desperate if I was an American,’ Weibo user says.

17 Oct 2020 - 7:11AM

‘I would feel desperate if I was an American,’ Weibo user says.

US presidential debate a ‘live quarrel’, Chinese internet users say after Donald Trump and Joe Biden go head to head
US-China relations: North Korea nuclear talks an opportunity for cooperation, Chinese ex-vice minister says

Denuclearisation of Korean peninsula ‘a new opportunity for China and the US to cooperate on important international issues’, former vice-foreign minister Fu Ying says.

24 Sep 2020 - 10:35PM

Denuclearisation of Korean peninsula ‘a new opportunity for China and the US to cooperate on important international issues’, former vice-foreign minister Fu Ying says.

US-China relations: North Korea nuclear talks an opportunity for cooperation, Chinese ex-vice minister says
As I see it | China’s man in Washington: a veteran with the trust and training for turbulent US times

Cui Tiankai is well past the retirement age of most people of his rank and says he never expected to remain in the position for so long.

22 Sep 2020 - 10:08PM

Cui Tiankai is well past the retirement age of most people of his rank and says he never expected to remain in the position for so long.

China’s man in Washington: a veteran with the trust and training for turbulent US times
The Korean war: China’s reminder of strength against the US

Conflict 70 years ago is perceived in China as a watershed moment, the end of a ‘century of humiliation’ and being victimised by invaders.

21 Sep 2020 - 10:41PM

Conflict 70 years ago is perceived in China as a watershed moment, the end of a ‘century of humiliation’ and being victimised by invaders.

The Korean war: China’s reminder of strength against the US
China looks to neighbours amid ‘new threats and challenges’ in the region

Foreign Minister Wang Yi lashes out at ‘external forces’ and emphasises the need for Russia, Mongolia and Central Asian nations to work together, after US defence chief reiterated plan for a Nato-like alliance in the Indo-Pacific.

17 Sep 2020 - 11:30PM

Foreign Minister Wang Yi lashes out at ‘external forces’ and emphasises the need for Russia, Mongolia and Central Asian nations to work together, after US defence chief reiterated plan for a Nato-like alliance in the Indo-Pacific.

China looks to neighbours amid ‘new threats and challenges’ in the region
China-US tension: ambassador Terry Branstad to step down but America offers no news on a replacement

Terry Branstad is highly regarded in China despite growing tension and confrontation; his departure is ‘a blow for bilateral ties’, says analyst

14 Sep 2020 - 11:03PM

Terry Branstad is highly regarded in China despite growing tension and confrontation; his departure is ‘a blow for bilateral ties’, says analyst

China-US tension: ambassador Terry Branstad to step down but America offers no news on a replacement
China-India stand-off: ‘narrow opportunity’ for foreign ministers to cool border tensions

Breakthrough is unlikely at high-stakes talks between foreign ministers in Moscow on Thursday, according to analysts.

10 Sep 2020 - 6:19PM

Breakthrough is unlikely at high-stakes talks between foreign ministers in Moscow on Thursday, according to analysts.

China-India stand-off: ‘narrow opportunity’ for foreign ministers to cool border tensions
Opinion | With China’s diplomats in overdrive, Singapore had a subtle message for Beijing

Politburo member Yang Jiechi’s trip to the city state included a stop at a commemorative marker for Deng Xiaoping.

9 Sep 2020 - 10:00AM

Politburo member Yang Jiechi’s trip to the city state included a stop at a commemorative marker for Deng Xiaoping.

With China’s diplomats in overdrive, Singapore had a subtle message for Beijing
South China Sea: Beijing warns Asean members against backing ‘troublemaker’ US in region

Luo Zhaohui, deputy foreign minister for Asian affairs, makes remarks ahead of crucial talks on a code of conduct for the disputed waterway.

3 Sep 2020 - 11:27PM

Luo Zhaohui, deputy foreign minister for Asian affairs, makes remarks ahead of crucial talks on a code of conduct for the disputed waterway.

South China Sea: Beijing warns Asean members against backing ‘troublemaker’ US in region
China-India border: defence ministers to converge on Russia amid stand-off tensions in disputed territory

Ministers expected to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting as India and China spar over disputed border hotspot.

2 Sep 2020 - 11:27PM

Ministers expected to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting as India and China spar over disputed border hotspot.

China-India border: defence ministers to converge on Russia amid stand-off tensions in disputed territory
China-India border dispute: Beijing doubles down on claims Indian troops ‘violated consensus’
US elections: who does China really want to win, and will it make a difference?

Joe Biden may adopt a more conventional approach to diplomacy compared with Donald Trump, but many observers expect the rivalry between the two countries to endure.

26 Oct 2020 - 5:31PM

Joe Biden may adopt a more conventional approach to diplomacy compared with Donald Trump, but many observers expect the rivalry between the two countries to endure.

US elections: who does China really want to win, and will it make a difference?
China-India relations: Beijing rejects New Delhi’s claim of provocation after flare-up at border in Ladakh

China’s foreign ministry says PLA troops ‘never cross the Line of Actual Control’ after being accused of trying to shift status quo.

1 Sep 2020 - 5:38AM

China’s foreign ministry says PLA troops ‘never cross the Line of Actual Control’ after being accused of trying to shift status quo.

China-India relations: Beijing rejects New Delhi’s claim of provocation after flare-up at border in Ladakh
China seeks to manage crisis, shore up ties with diplomatic flurry in Europe and Asia

Latest charm offensive indicates strategic importance of its neighbours and EU countries in the long game with Washington.

31 Aug 2020 - 1:48AM

Latest charm offensive indicates strategic importance of its neighbours and EU countries in the long game with Washington.

China seeks to manage crisis, shore up ties with diplomatic flurry in Europe and Asia
As I see it | Why it’s in China’s interests to reveal its death toll in India border clash

Silence over the number of Chinese soldiers killed or injured has not helped to resolve the dispute, and openness could serve China’s wider ambitions.

26 Aug 2020 - 9:00AM

Silence over the number of Chinese soldiers killed or injured has not helped to resolve the dispute, and openness could serve China’s wider ambitions.

Why it’s in China’s interests to reveal its death toll in India border clash
Hong Kong-based warship joins South China Sea live-fire drill

The PLA garrison in the city released video footage of the exercise that one observer said was intended to send a warning to Taiwan.

17 Aug 2020 - 2:25PM

The PLA garrison in the city released video footage of the exercise that one observer said was intended to send a warning to Taiwan.

Hong Kong-based warship joins South China Sea live-fire drill
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Tibet to ‘send message to India’ over border dispute

The two countries have shown little signs of resolving the stand-off that prompted a deadly clash in the Galwan Valley in June.

17 Aug 2020 - 9:23AM

The two countries have shown little signs of resolving the stand-off that prompted a deadly clash in the Galwan Valley in June.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Tibet to ‘send message to India’ over border dispute
Opinion | Diplomatic approach of rising China a rare subject for internal debate

The growing international backlash against Beijing has some Chinese experts urging restraint rather than aggression.

11 Aug 2020 - 10:45PM

The growing international backlash against Beijing has some Chinese experts urging restraint rather than aggression.

Diplomatic approach of rising China a rare subject for internal debate
China-US relations: why Wang Yi went back to Wolf Warrior mode after offering an ‘olive branch’

While Beijing seeks to pull nations away from siding with the US, it appears unwilling to assess its own role in deteriorating relations, says analyst.

1 Aug 2020 - 11:20PM

While Beijing seeks to pull nations away from siding with the US, it appears unwilling to assess its own role in deteriorating relations, says analyst.

China-US relations: why Wang Yi went back to Wolf Warrior mode after offering an ‘olive branch’
Opinion | US consulate in Chengdu at centre of two key moments in China’s history

Closed mission marks end of an era of engagement but eight years ago it was involved in another turning point.

29 Jul 2020 - 5:39PM

Closed mission marks end of an era of engagement but eight years ago it was involved in another turning point.

US consulate in Chengdu at centre of two key moments in China’s history
China woos Asean neighbours in bid to avoid US-led coalition on its doorstep

Beijing has been shoring up relations in Southeast Asia with an emphasis on Washington-friendly countries.

29 Jul 2020 - 11:09PM

Beijing has been shoring up relations in Southeast Asia with an emphasis on Washington-friendly countries.

China woos Asean neighbours in bid to avoid US-led coalition on its doorstep
Can the US-China relationship ever go back to the pre-Donald Trump days?

Observers are pessimistic about where bilateral ties are headed after this week’s escalation of tensions.

25 Jul 2020 - 3:31AM

Observers are pessimistic about where bilateral ties are headed after this week’s escalation of tensions.

Can the US-China relationship ever go back to the pre-Donald Trump days?
US-China relations: can US Defence Secretary Mark Esper’s visit to Beijing stop a cold war getting hot?

Despite referring to China’s ‘bad behaviour’, Esper’s desire to visit suggests he is keen to see relations improve, observers say.

23 Jul 2020 - 2:26PM

Despite referring to China’s ‘bad behaviour’, Esper’s desire to visit suggests he is keen to see relations improve, observers say.

US-China relations: can US Defence Secretary Mark Esper’s visit to Beijing stop a cold war getting hot?