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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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 - 9:46AM

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
Huawei’s Poland spying case threatens China’s efforts to win over Eastern and Central Europe

Latest controversy surrounding Chinese telecoms giant could hit Beijing’s efforts to boost its presence in the region.

14 Jan 2019 - 11:11PM

Latest controversy surrounding Chinese telecoms giant could hit Beijing’s efforts to boost its presence in the region.

Huawei’s Poland spying case threatens China’s efforts to win over Eastern and Central Europe
Is Xi Jinping’s Taiwan reunification push hastening a US-China clash?

Fragile power balance in the Taiwan Strait is increasingly exposed with the superpowers locked in a trade war and Taipei using the US as a hedge against the mainland’s pressure campaign.

13 Jan 2019 - 12:00AM

Fragile power balance in the Taiwan Strait is increasingly exposed with the superpowers locked in a trade war and Taipei using the US as a hedge against the mainland’s pressure campaign.

Is Xi Jinping’s Taiwan reunification push hastening a US-China clash?
Britain’s planned naval base in Southeast Asia seen as ‘muscle-flexing’ against China

Building a facility in the region, potentially in Singapore or Brunei, is likely to further complicate the geostrategic landscape, analysts warn.

1 Jan 2019 - 11:27PM

Building a facility in the region, potentially in Singapore or Brunei, is likely to further complicate the geostrategic landscape, analysts warn.

Britain’s planned naval base in Southeast Asia seen as ‘muscle-flexing’ against China
'Incompatible political values' at the core of tense Sino-US relations, expert Wang Jisi says

International relations expert warns the two sides may drift further apart ‘and the danger of lasting, partial confrontation does exist’.

1 Jan 2019 - 11:27PM

International relations expert warns the two sides may drift further apart ‘and the danger of lasting, partial confrontation does exist’.

'Incompatible political values' at the core of tense Sino-US relations, expert Wang Jisi says
How Washington dealt a blow to the years-old diplomatic push for a US-China alliance in Africa

Chinese and American diplomats and policy specialists had quietly strived for cooperation on development projects to address Africa’s challenges.

30 Dec 2018 - 9:40PM

Chinese and American diplomats and policy specialists had quietly strived for cooperation on development projects to address Africa’s challenges.

How Washington dealt a blow to the years-old diplomatic push for a US-China alliance in Africa
China renews warning against travelling to Sweden amid ongoing diplomatic row

Beijing claims tourists have been involved in over 40 incidents in past three months and reissues warning citing ‘security situation’.

24 Dec 2018 - 8:32AM

Beijing claims tourists have been involved in over 40 incidents in past three months and reissues warning citing ‘security situation’.

China renews warning against travelling to Sweden amid ongoing diplomatic row
Burnt bodies of three Chinese factory workers found in Nigeria

Diplomats in Lagos urge police to step up investigations into ‘cruel’ murder.

23 Dec 2018 - 11:13PM

Diplomats in Lagos urge police to step up investigations into ‘cruel’ murder.

Burnt bodies of three Chinese factory workers found in Nigeria
Third Canadian detained in China, but PM Justin Trudeau doubts link to arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says the arrest doesn’t fit the pattern of other detentions, and he favours de-escalating tensions around Meng Wanzhou’s arrest

20 Dec 2018 - 5:25AM

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says the arrest doesn’t fit the pattern of other detentions, and he favours de-escalating tensions around Meng Wanzhou’s arrest

Third Canadian detained in China, but PM Justin Trudeau doubts link to arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou
The long (American) arm of the law: how Huawei CFO’s arrest reopened an old wound in China-US relations

Sabrina Meng Wanzhou and her company are the latest to be encircled by America’s ‘long-arm jurisdiction’. The case has stirred debate in China over how the US enforces its laws against foreign businesses and individuals.

18 Dec 2018 - 4:13PM

Sabrina Meng Wanzhou and her company are the latest to be encircled by America’s ‘long-arm jurisdiction’. The case has stirred debate in China over how the US enforces its laws against foreign businesses and individuals.

The long (American) arm of the law: how Huawei CFO’s arrest reopened an old wound in China-US relations
George H. W. Bush – the foreign policy realist and ‘old friend’ of China

Former US president remembered in Beijing for helping stop ties with Washington from going off the rails, observers say.

1 Dec 2018 - 11:29PM

Former US president remembered in Beijing for helping stop ties with Washington from going off the rails, observers say.

George H. W. Bush – the foreign policy realist and ‘old friend’ of China
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump’s make-or-break chance in Argentina for a trade war ceasefire

G20 leaders are heading to Buenos Aires but just two will determine the outcome of the event.

30 Nov 2018 - 1:15PM

G20 leaders are heading to Buenos Aires but just two will determine the outcome of the event.

Xi Jinping and Donald Trump’s make-or-break chance in Argentina for a trade war ceasefire
US election results unlikely to change Donald Trump’s tough stance on China, observers say

US president more likely to view poll as a vote of confidence for his domestic and foreign policies, while curbing China’s rise is the one issue on which Republicans and Democrats agree.

8 Nov 2018 - 8:22AM

US president more likely to view poll as a vote of confidence for his domestic and foreign policies, while curbing China’s rise is the one issue on which Republicans and Democrats agree.

US election results unlikely to change Donald Trump’s tough stance on China, observers say
China’s future rests on ‘mending fences with the United States’