Shi Jiangtao

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.
Shi Jiangtao
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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Chinese President Xi Jinping to make first official trip to North Korea this week

Visit to take place on Thursday and Friday and follows repeated invitations from Pyongyang.

18 Jun 2019 - 12:02AM

Visit to take place on Thursday and Friday and follows repeated invitations from Pyongyang.

Chinese President Xi Jinping to make first official trip to North Korea this week
China to unveil new measure to protect tech firms targeted in trade war

Study is under way to set up so-called national technological security management list, with more details to come ‘in the near future’, Xinhua says

8 Jun 2019 - 11:30PM

Study is under way to set up so-called national technological security management list, with more details to come ‘in the near future’, Xinhua says

China to unveil new measure to protect tech firms targeted in trade war
Is China and Russia’s ‘marriage of convenience’ Donald Trump’s worst strategic blunder?

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have ushered in a new era for bilateral ties, after Washington labelled them as ‘revisionist powers’ and its biggest threat.

8 Jun 2019 - 3:03PM

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have ushered in a new era for bilateral ties, after Washington labelled them as ‘revisionist powers’ and its biggest threat.

Is China and Russia’s ‘marriage of convenience’ Donald Trump’s worst strategic blunder?
China must be careful in riding a nationalist tide towards a trade deal with the US, analysts say

Change in China’s tone is result of ‘a serious erosion of trust’, says Oxford University specialist, while analysts believe Beijing’s efforts to whip up nationalist sentiment against Washington would signal a shift in trade negotiation strategy.

7 Jun 2019 - 3:29PM

Change in China’s tone is result of ‘a serious erosion of trust’, says Oxford University specialist, while analysts believe Beijing’s efforts to whip up nationalist sentiment against Washington would signal a shift in trade negotiation strategy.

China must be careful in riding a nationalist tide towards a trade deal with the US, analysts say
Why Beijing isn’t playing blame game with its white paper on trade war

Economist says ‘unreliable entities’ list and restrictions on rare earth minerals exports were about strengthening Beijing’s hand.

4 Jun 2019 - 8:17PM

Economist says ‘unreliable entities’ list and restrictions on rare earth minerals exports were about strengthening Beijing’s hand.

Why Beijing isn’t playing blame game with its white paper on trade war
Former Chinese envoy to India promoted after helping to get ties back on track ahead of Xi Jinping’s meeting with Narendra Modi

Luo Zhaohui named deputy foreign minister; President Xi Jinping will visit India later this year for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

30 May 2019 - 4:09AM

Luo Zhaohui named deputy foreign minister; President Xi Jinping will visit India later this year for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Former Chinese envoy to India promoted after helping to get ties back on track ahead of Xi Jinping’s meeting with Narendra Modi
China or the US? Europe’s ‘impossible choice’ in the trade war

The EU, a top trading partner of both China and the US, is in a tough spot since US President Donald Trump moved to ratchet up pressure on Beijing.

29 May 2019 - 4:27PM

The EU, a top trading partner of both China and the US, is in a tough spot since US President Donald Trump moved to ratchet up pressure on Beijing.

China or the US? Europe’s ‘impossible choice’ in the trade war
Why the United States is taking aim at China as crisis engulfs Venezuela

Washington accuses Beijing of propping up a dictator in its traditional backyard, concerns that raise risks for Chinese investors, observers say.

4 May 2019 - 10:43PM

Washington accuses Beijing of propping up a dictator in its traditional backyard, concerns that raise risks for Chinese investors, observers say.

Why the United States is taking aim at China as crisis engulfs Venezuela
Xi Jinping makes plenty of promises on belt and road plan, but can China deliver?

Chinese president vows to stick to international rules and standards, as joint statement emphasises financial sustainability, pollution control and anti-corruption efforts.

28 Apr 2019 - 4:20PM

Chinese president vows to stick to international rules and standards, as joint statement emphasises financial sustainability, pollution control and anti-corruption efforts.

Xi Jinping makes plenty of promises on belt and road plan, but can China deliver?
Chinese President Xi Jinping tries to stem rising chorus of doubts over Belt and Road Initiative

Speech to Belt and Road Forum strikes more measured tone compared with two years previously and seeks to address range of criticisms over project.

27 Apr 2019 - 4:40AM

Speech to Belt and Road Forum strikes more measured tone compared with two years previously and seeks to address range of criticisms over project.

Chinese President Xi Jinping tries to stem rising chorus of doubts over Belt and Road Initiative
China will not devalue yuan, Xi tells world leaders at Belt and Road Forum

Beijing is seeking to resolve growing concerns about its global infrastructure push as 37 world leaders gather at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.

26 Apr 2019 - 11:03AM

Beijing is seeking to resolve growing concerns about its global infrastructure push as 37 world leaders gather at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.

China will not devalue yuan, Xi tells world leaders at Belt and Road Forum
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tries to smooth over South China Sea tensions in meeting with China’s Xi Jinping

Philippine leader seeks to set differences aside and pledges support for belt and road plans as he meets Chinese counterpart.

25 Apr 2019 - 11:33PM

Philippine leader seeks to set differences aside and pledges support for belt and road plans as he meets Chinese counterpart.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tries to smooth over South China Sea tensions in meeting with China’s Xi Jinping
Dominance or development? What’s at the end of China’s New Silk Road?

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge on the Chinese capital for the second Belt and Road Forum.

23 Apr 2019 - 5:24AM

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge on the Chinese capital for the second Belt and Road Forum.

Dominance or development? What’s at the end of China’s New Silk Road?
Trade deal nears, but tensions are rising over China’s inroads into America’s backyard

Latin America seen as ‘latest battleground’, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ramping up criticism of China during his tour of the region.

15 Apr 2019 - 4:30PM

Latin America seen as ‘latest battleground’, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ramping up criticism of China during his tour of the region.

Trade deal nears, but tensions are rising over China’s inroads into America’s backyard
China set to appoint new ambassador to Japan, as Xi Jinping prepares for June visit

Cheng Yonghua has been in the post since 2010, but his departure should be seen as a goodwill gesture as Asian giants work to improve relations.

3 Apr 2019 - 10:20PM

Cheng Yonghua has been in the post since 2010, but his departure should be seen as a goodwill gesture as Asian giants work to improve relations.

China set to appoint new ambassador to Japan, as Xi Jinping prepares for June visit
Unity, reality and reciprocity: Europe brings down the barriers for Xi Jinping in Paris

European leaders strike united stand but also try to find common ground with Chinese president as the trading partners grapple with slowing growth.

29 Mar 2019 - 5:17AM

European leaders strike united stand but also try to find common ground with Chinese president as the trading partners grapple with slowing growth.

Unity, reality and reciprocity: Europe brings down the barriers for Xi Jinping in Paris
China, France sign US$45 billion of deals including Airbus order

French President Emmanuel Macron calls for a ‘strong Europe-China partnership’ despite his criticism of Italy endorsing the belt and road scheme.

26 Mar 2019 - 10:58PM

French President Emmanuel Macron calls for a ‘strong Europe-China partnership’ despite his criticism of Italy endorsing the belt and road scheme.

China, France sign US$45 billion of deals including Airbus order
China’s Xi Jinping rolls out the big guns for his European ‘belt and road’ show

President’s team selection suggests he plans to put his infrastructure development programme front and centre during six-day trip to Italy, Monaco and France.

22 Mar 2019 - 11:04PM

President’s team selection suggests he plans to put his infrastructure development programme front and centre during six-day trip to Italy, Monaco and France.

China’s Xi Jinping rolls out the big guns for his European ‘belt and road’ show
Should China be worried about Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s bromance with Donald Trump?

Leader of Latin America’s largest economy says he wants closer ties with Washington, but analysts say he is unlikely to burn the economic bridges he already has with Beijing.

21 Mar 2019 - 11:23PM

Leader of Latin America’s largest economy says he wants closer ties with Washington, but analysts say he is unlikely to burn the economic bridges he already has with Beijing.

Should China be worried about Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s bromance with Donald Trump?
European Union calls for united trade and tech front against ‘rival’ China

‘Landmark’ paper appeals for more reciprocal economic relationship with bloc’s biggest trading partner, and is a wake-up call for those in Beijing banking on EU ties offsetting trade war pressure from the US, analyst says.

14 Mar 2019 - 2:23AM

‘Landmark’ paper appeals for more reciprocal economic relationship with bloc’s biggest trading partner, and is a wake-up call for those in Beijing banking on EU ties offsetting trade war pressure from the US, analyst says.

European Union calls for united trade and tech front against ‘rival’ China
Put Hanoi summit failure aside and plot path to nuclear-free Korean peninsula, China tells Trump and Kim

China’s top diplomat says achievable goals and breaking the cycle of mistrust are key to solving decades-old problem.

8 Mar 2019 - 11:03PM

China’s top diplomat says achievable goals and breaking the cycle of mistrust are key to solving decades-old problem.

Put Hanoi summit failure aside and plot path to nuclear-free Korean peninsula, China tells Trump and Kim
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for cooperation amid growing world tensions

Wide-ranging press conference covers relations with US as well as India-Pakistan relations, North Korea and other hot-button issues.

8 Mar 2019 - 6:46PM

Wide-ranging press conference covers relations with US as well as India-Pakistan relations, North Korea and other hot-button issues.

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for cooperation amid growing world tensions
Chinese envoy in Islamabad as Beijing tries to mediate in Pakistan-India crisis

Deputy foreign minister Kong Xuanyou is discussing tensions between the two South Asian rivals over disputed Kashmir region.

6 Mar 2019 - 11:19PM

Deputy foreign minister Kong Xuanyou is discussing tensions between the two South Asian rivals over disputed Kashmir region.

Chinese envoy in Islamabad as Beijing tries to mediate in Pakistan-India crisis
Going global: China’s lawmakers are gearing up for a new world order as ‘two sessions’ approach

As the nation battles a trade war and international suspicion, delegates at this year’s National People’s Congress can no longer concern themselves only with domestic issues, analysts say.

3 Mar 2019 - 9:48AM

As the nation battles a trade war and international suspicion, delegates at this year’s National People’s Congress can no longer concern themselves only with domestic issues, analysts say.

Going global: China’s lawmakers are gearing up for a new world order as ‘two sessions’ approach
Why Donald Trump’s failure to reach deal with North Korea in Vietnam could be a win for China

Unsuccessful conclusion to summit between US president and Kim Jong-un could strengthen Beijing’s hand as both sides will want its help.

1 Mar 2019 - 9:52PM

Unsuccessful conclusion to summit between US president and Kim Jong-un could strengthen Beijing’s hand as both sides will want its help.

Why Donald Trump’s failure to reach deal with North Korea in Vietnam could be a win for China
Diplomatic novice picked for top Communist Party job at China’s foreign ministry amid deteriorating relations with US

Qi Yu is parachuted in from the party’s personnel wing as President Xi Jinping continues to shake up his foreign affairs team.

30 Jan 2019 - 11:22PM

Qi Yu is parachuted in from the party’s personnel wing as President Xi Jinping continues to shake up his foreign affairs team.

Diplomatic novice picked for top Communist Party job at China’s foreign ministry amid deteriorating relations with US
Xi Jinping visits Xiongan New Area in show of impatience at lack of progress on ‘future city’ plan

Week after president’s trip to north China’s Hebei province, Xinhua publishes 13,000-word document extolling virtues of ambitious development project.

28 Jan 2019 - 3:05AM

Week after president’s trip to north China’s Hebei province, Xinhua publishes 13,000-word document extolling virtues of ambitious development project.

Xi Jinping visits Xiongan New Area in show of impatience at lack of progress on ‘future city’ plan
Wary China offers support to embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Beijing calls for calm as it weighs prospects for its huge investments amid Caracas’ political turmoil.

24 Jan 2019 - 9:56PM

Beijing calls for calm as it weighs prospects for its huge investments amid Caracas’ political turmoil.

Wary China offers support to embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
Israel has enough sense and self interest to avoid efforts to drag it into US-China trade war, analysts say

As China and Israel mark 27th anniversary of diplomatic ties, relationship could be tested by US efforts to influence Israeli government policy.

23 Jan 2019 - 11:27PM

As China and Israel mark 27th anniversary of diplomatic ties, relationship could be tested by US efforts to influence Israeli government policy.

Israel has enough sense and self interest to avoid efforts to drag it into US-China trade war, analysts say
Pentagon warns of global power play behind Chinese projects such as Belt and Road Initiative

US Defence Department highlights range of military and non-military challenges to US strategic interests from Beijing’s favoured projects.

16 Jan 2019 - 11:22PM

US Defence Department highlights range of military and non-military challenges to US strategic interests from Beijing’s favoured projects.

Pentagon warns of global power play behind Chinese projects such as Belt and Road Initiative