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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Beijing may use Anti-Secession Law to seek Taiwan reunification, Chinese foreign minister says

Chinese foreign minister says if the law is violated, Beijing will take ‘resolute actions to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity’.

Chinese foreign minister says if the law is violated, Beijing will take ‘resolute actions to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity’.

20 Sep 2022 - 7:39PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks to open doors in Central Asia as Ukraine war leaves Russia diminished

The Chinese leader’s first trip abroad in more than 2 years saw him visiting Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, where he signed a series of deals with local leaders.

The Chinese leader’s first trip abroad in more than 2 years saw him visiting Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, where he signed a series of deals with local leaders.

17 Sep 2022 - 9:49AM
16 Sep 2022 - 6:24PM
China offers Russia ‘strong support on core interests’ as Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin meet for first time since Ukraine invasion

Putin said he understood China’s ‘questions and concerns’ about its war in Ukraine and would explain Moscow’s position.

Putin said he understood China’s ‘questions and concerns’ about its war in Ukraine and would explain Moscow’s position.

16 Sep 2022 - 4:16AM
Chinese leader Xi Jinping prepares for high-stakes meeting with Vladimir Putin on first trip abroad since start of Covid-19 pandemic

The meeting with the Russian president will attract intense scrutiny about how close the two sides remain given recent developments in the Ukraine war.

The meeting with the Russian president will attract intense scrutiny about how close the two sides remain given recent developments in the Ukraine war.

13 Sep 2022 - 8:44AM
As I see it | China sends pandas abroad as envoys of goodwill but locks out ‘panda-huggers’ to control the narrative

While Beijing may find it useful to use pressure tactics to extend influence on international China studies, it has often backfired among moderate China watchers.

While Beijing may find it useful to use pressure tactics to extend influence on international China studies, it has often backfired among moderate China watchers.

6 Sep 2022 - 7:55PM
China’s No 3 leader Li Zhanshu to visit Russia. Could a Xi-Putin meeting be next?

The visit later in the week will make Li the most senior figure to travel outside China since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The visit later in the week will make Li the most senior figure to travel outside China since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

10 Sep 2022 - 11:41AM
As I see it | China’s extreme summer: now is the time for Beijing to let green groups get involved

Activism and debate on sensitive environmental issues has been shut down in the past decade, but Beijing needs to ease controls and enlist support to tackle daunting challenges.

Activism and debate on sensitive environmental issues has been shut down in the past decade, but Beijing needs to ease controls and enlist support to tackle daunting challenges.

30 Aug 2022 - 6:42PM
Xi Jinping calls on Yoon Suk-yeol to ‘eliminate disturbances’ as China, South Korea mark 30 years of ties

Congratulatory letters read out at receptions in Beijing and Seoul, with Xi hailing ‘good neighbours’ and Yoon expressing hope for face-to-face talks.

Congratulatory letters read out at receptions in Beijing and Seoul, with Xi hailing ‘good neighbours’ and Yoon expressing hope for face-to-face talks.

25 Aug 2022 - 8:30PM
Changing of China’s diplomatic guard on agenda for this year’s party congress

China’s two most influential diplomats, both above retirement age, are set to leave important vacancies to fill.

China’s two most influential diplomats, both above retirement age, are set to leave important vacancies to fill.

22 Aug 2022 - 10:16AM
China backs African Union bid to join the Group of 20

Xi Jinping to go to Bali for G20 summit in November, raising prospect of talks with Joe Biden.

Xi Jinping to go to Bali for G20 summit in November, raising prospect of talks with Joe Biden.

19 Aug 2022 - 6:00PM
China and Japan agree more talks needed to manage tensions

Politburo member Yang Jiechi meets Japanese national security adviser Takeo Akiba for first senior political dialogue between the two nations since 2020.

Politburo member Yang Jiechi meets Japanese national security adviser Takeo Akiba for first senior political dialogue between the two nations since 2020.

18 Aug 2022 - 8:42PM
As I see it | Tibet again causes friction between China and India, and it doesn’t bode well for ties

The region has long been a thorny bilateral issue, and the relationship was already deeply strained following a deadly border clash two years ago.

The region has long been a thorny bilateral issue, and the relationship was already deeply strained following a deadly border clash two years ago.

16 Aug 2022 - 6:27PM
12 Aug 2022 - 6:19PM
Taiwan bill looms, and it could pose ‘direct challenge’ for US-China ties

Observers say Taiwan Policy Act ‘would overturn Sino-US relations’ and could prompt a stronger response from Beijing than House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taipei.

Observers say Taiwan Policy Act ‘would overturn Sino-US relations’ and could prompt a stronger response from Beijing than House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taipei.

10 Aug 2022 - 12:06PM
Why mainland China is holding military drills in Taiwan Strait following US Speaker Pelosi’s trip

Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan on August 2, 2022, has been seen by mainland China as an explicit provocation and a move to embolden the self-ruled island’s independence-leaning government. The US House Speaker’s visit to Taiwan, which Beijing regards as a breakaway province, has plunged the relationship between Beijing and Washington to new depths and triggered the worst crisis the Taiwan Strait has seen in decades. Post reporters Alkira Reinfrank and China specialist Shi Jiangtao discuss the unfolding People’s Liberation Army drills now under way in waters surrounding Taiwan. 

Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan on August 2, 2022, has been seen by mainland China as an explicit provocation and a move to embolden the self-ruled island’s independence-leaning government. The US House Speaker’s visit to Taiwan, which Beijing regards as a breakaway province, has plunged the relationship between Beijing and Washington to new depths and triggered the worst crisis the Taiwan Strait has seen in decades. Post reporters Alkira Reinfrank and China specialist Shi Jiangtao discuss the unfolding People’s Liberation Army drills now under way in waters surrounding Taiwan. 

8 Aug 2022 - 1:23AM
After raging at US and Japan over Pelosi’s Taiwan visit, China faces dilemma: escalate further or court its neighbours?

Beijing’s angry response, including military drills encircling Taiwan and diplomatic walkouts, risk alienating other countries, observers warn.

Beijing’s angry response, including military drills encircling Taiwan and diplomatic walkouts, risk alienating other countries, observers warn.

7 Aug 2022 - 6:00AM
10 Aug 2022 - 1:00PM
China set to begin effective Taiwan blockade hours after Nancy Pelosi concludes visit

Unprecedented live-fire drills encircling the island will block flights and shipping as analysts predict further punitive measures.

Unprecedented live-fire drills encircling the island will block flights and shipping as analysts predict further punitive measures.

4 Aug 2022 - 10:10AM
Is US plan for ‘Middle East Quad’ another security challenge for China?

The new I2U2 grouping – named after its members India, Israel, the US and UAE – has the stated aim of focusing on economics.

The new I2U2 grouping – named after its members India, Israel, the US and UAE – has the stated aim of focusing on economics.

2 Aug 2022 - 9:00PM
As I see it | Face-to-face diplomacy crucial to steer US-China ties clear of conflict

As tensions mount over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s possible Taiwan trip, there is a shortage of political will and leadership to handle frictions diplomatically.

As tensions mount over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s possible Taiwan trip, there is a shortage of political will and leadership to handle frictions diplomatically.

2 Aug 2022 - 10:33PM
‘Confident superpower or insecure?’ Beijing’s reaction if Pelosi goes to Taiwan may be telling

Potential visit comes at a politically sensitive time, and President Xi Jinping will ‘want to appear in control’ of what is seen as a provocation, observer says.

Potential visit comes at a politically sensitive time, and President Xi Jinping will ‘want to appear in control’ of what is seen as a provocation, observer says.

2 Aug 2022 - 11:00AM
29 Jul 2022 - 7:44PM
Chinese spending on belt and road projects remained low in first six months, report says

Total financing and investment was US$28.4 billion from January to June, down 40 per cent from 2019.

Total financing and investment was US$28.4 billion from January to June, down 40 per cent from 2019.

25 Jul 2022 - 8:00PM
Chinese banking scandal: financial official placed under investigation

Banking watchdog says Li Huanting, who was once responsible for overseeing the banks in question, is facing a disciplinary probe.

Banking watchdog says Li Huanting, who was once responsible for overseeing the banks in question, is facing a disciplinary probe.

24 Jul 2022 - 7:39PM
As I see it | Why China is likely to miss Shinzo Abe and his vision as battles loom on many fronts

Late Japanese leader’s measured approach and willingness to put historical animosity aside will be missed as bilateral ties look set for greater uncertainty.

Late Japanese leader’s measured approach and willingness to put historical animosity aside will be missed as bilateral ties look set for greater uncertainty.

19 Jul 2022 - 10:51PM
Is strained China-US relationship spiralling towards a Thucydides Trap scenario?

President Xi Jinping has warned of the danger of strategic miscalculations.

President Xi Jinping has warned of the danger of strategic miscalculations.

19 Jul 2022 - 9:17AM
China-Britain relations expected to face further challenges no matter who replaces Boris Johnson as prime minister

Johnson had taken a tough stance towards both Russia and China, but whoever succeeds him is likely to follow a similar course.

Johnson had taken a tough stance towards both Russia and China, but whoever succeeds him is likely to follow a similar course.

8 Jul 2022 - 7:09PM
As I see it | Gap between China, South Korea is widening as Seoul pivots to Washington

It couldn’t come at a worse time for Beijing, as it prepares for a major leadership reshuffle amid an economic slowdown and global pushback over its pro-Russia stance and assertive foreign policy.

It couldn’t come at a worse time for Beijing, as it prepares for a major leadership reshuffle amid an economic slowdown and global pushback over its pro-Russia stance and assertive foreign policy.

5 Jul 2022 - 6:06PM
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi seeks to bolster Beijing’s position in Southeast Asia on latest tour of region

The visit will start in Myanmar, which Wang will be the highest-ranking Chinese official to visit since last year’s coup.

The visit will start in Myanmar, which Wang will be the highest-ranking Chinese official to visit since last year’s coup.

2 Jul 2022 - 8:50PM