Shi Jiangtao

Hong Kong/Beijing

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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China and US can build on phase one trade deal to resolve their broader differences, analysts say

Interim agreement will help to ‘build some level of trust … provide a basis for reconciliation’, academic says.

16 Jan 2020 - 3:15PM

Interim agreement will help to ‘build some level of trust … provide a basis for reconciliation’, academic says.

China and US can build on phase one trade deal to resolve their broader differences, analysts say
Will China try to solve the US-Iran crisis – or view it as an opportunity?

As an ally of Iran, China could encourage a measured approach, but it may welcome a diversion of some of Washington’s attention to the Middle East.

11 Jan 2020 - 2:39AM

As an ally of Iran, China could encourage a measured approach, but it may welcome a diversion of some of Washington’s attention to the Middle East.

Will China try to solve the US-Iran crisis – or view it as an opportunity?
Xi Jinping to visit Myanmar next week seeking to boost ties and push China projects

It will be the first state visit by a Chinese president to the neighbouring country since Jiang Zemin’s trip 19 years ago.

10 Jan 2020 - 11:24PM

It will be the first state visit by a Chinese president to the neighbouring country since Jiang Zemin’s trip 19 years ago.

Xi Jinping to visit Myanmar next week seeking to boost ties and push China projects
Can China be the voice of reason as US, Iran trade missile attacks?

Neither Washington nor Tehran wants Beijing on the opposite side, analyst says.

8 Jan 2020 - 11:38PM

Neither Washington nor Tehran wants Beijing on the opposite side, analyst says.

Can China be the voice of reason as US, Iran trade missile attacks?
As Kim Jong-un’s threats complicate China-Russia sanctions relief push, who will blink first?

Warning of nuclear tests and new strategic weapon signal deepening chasm between Pyongyang and Washington, and prompt a call for calm from Beijing.

3 Jan 2020 - 6:53AM

Warning of nuclear tests and new strategic weapon signal deepening chasm between Pyongyang and Washington, and prompt a call for calm from Beijing.

As Kim Jong-un’s threats complicate China-Russia sanctions relief push, who will blink first?
Are US-China relations heading for a new cold war in 2020?

A disengaged Washington and an increasingly combative Beijing are ending 2019 with a lack of trust on both sides.

27 Dec 2019 - 2:13AM

A disengaged Washington and an increasingly combative Beijing are ending 2019 with a lack of trust on both sides.

Are US-China relations heading for a new cold war in 2020?
Beijing protests after US expels two Chinese diplomats who drove onto military base

Foreign ministry says allegations not in line with the facts and calls for Washington to ‘correct its mistake and cancel the decision’.

16 Dec 2019 - 11:30PM

Foreign ministry says allegations not in line with the facts and calls for Washington to ‘correct its mistake and cancel the decision’.

Beijing protests after US expels two Chinese diplomats who drove onto military base
Chinese ambassador accused of threatening German car industry if Huawei is frozen out

Diplomat Wu Ken warns ‘there will be consequences’ if the Chinese telecoms giant is excluded and floats possibility of German cars being banned on safety grounds.

15 Dec 2019 - 11:14PM

Diplomat Wu Ken warns ‘there will be consequences’ if the Chinese telecoms giant is excluded and floats possibility of German cars being banned on safety grounds.

Chinese ambassador accused of threatening German car industry if Huawei is frozen out
China launches PR blitz to combat ‘foreign interference’ in Hong Kong

Beijing’s ambassadors around the world are taking an assertive – and sometimes aggressive – stance against their hosts’ views on the city’s unrest.

11 Dec 2019 - 11:29PM

Beijing’s ambassadors around the world are taking an assertive – and sometimes aggressive – stance against their hosts’ views on the city’s unrest.

China launches PR blitz to combat ‘foreign interference’ in Hong Kong
China ‘could target trade talks and US companies’ over Xinjiang human rights bill

Beijing has a range of strong options to retaliate against possible American sanctions on Chinese officials in far western region, advisers say.

4 Dec 2019 - 11:25PM

Beijing has a range of strong options to retaliate against possible American sanctions on Chinese officials in far western region, advisers say.

China ‘could target trade talks and US companies’ over Xinjiang human rights bill
Big plans for Yangtze River Delta as China takes on the wealth gap and pollution

Yangtze blueprint to integrate Shanghai and the three neighbouring provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, but little word on how it will be achieved.

3 Dec 2019 - 1:33AM

Yangtze blueprint to integrate Shanghai and the three neighbouring provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, but little word on how it will be achieved.

Big plans for Yangtze River Delta as China takes on the wealth gap and pollution
Do China’s cosy meetings with US statesman Henry Kissinger actually do any good?

Former secretary of state always receives a warm welcome in Beijing, but can he help to bridge the widening gap in China-US ties?

1 Dec 2019 - 10:52PM

Former secretary of state always receives a warm welcome in Beijing, but can he help to bridge the widening gap in China-US ties?

Do China’s cosy meetings with US statesman Henry Kissinger actually do any good?
Hands tied by Hong Kong democracy act, Donald Trump sends signal to Beijing on trade

US president suggests that implementation of new laws could be at his discretion – in return for trade deal, analyst says.

29 Nov 2019 - 3:19AM

US president suggests that implementation of new laws could be at his discretion – in return for trade deal, analyst says.

Hands tied by Hong Kong democracy act, Donald Trump sends signal to Beijing on trade
Trade, human rights and the unravelling of the China-US relationship

While Beijing and Washington were inching closer on tariffs, they were swiftly moving apart over Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

20 Oct 2019 - 10:26PM

While Beijing and Washington were inching closer on tariffs, they were swiftly moving apart over Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

Trade, human rights and the unravelling of the China-US relationship
Xi Jinping’s trip to India and Nepal ‘was a much-needed win for China at critical time’

But there were few tangible results from Chinese president’s unofficial summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as leaders steer clear of touchy subjects.

15 Oct 2019 - 2:49PM

But there were few tangible results from Chinese president’s unofficial summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as leaders steer clear of touchy subjects.

Xi Jinping’s trip to India and Nepal ‘was a much-needed win for China at critical time’
Beijing protests over US visa sanction on Chinese officials over Xinjiang

Foreign ministry calls on Washington to immediately ‘correct its wrongdoing’, while Chinese embassy in US claims measures in Xinjiang are ‘supported by all 25 million people of various ethnic groups’ in the region.

9 Oct 2019 - 11:46PM

Foreign ministry calls on Washington to immediately ‘correct its wrongdoing’, while Chinese embassy in US claims measures in Xinjiang are ‘supported by all 25 million people of various ethnic groups’ in the region.

Beijing protests over US visa sanction on Chinese officials over Xinjiang
China demands US reverse decision to blacklist tech giants over ‘brutal suppression’ of Xinjiang Muslims as Hikvision and others bear brunt of action

Surveillance and facial recognition firms targeted over their role in the region, where one million Muslims are reported to have been detained.

9 Oct 2019 - 9:18AM

Surveillance and facial recognition firms targeted over their role in the region, where one million Muslims are reported to have been detained.

China demands US reverse decision to blacklist tech giants over ‘brutal suppression’ of Xinjiang Muslims as Hikvision and others bear brunt of action
Vietnam again accuses China of violating its fishing rights in its exclusive economic zone

Three Chinese vessels chased away a local fishing boat from area in South China Sea, according to Vietnamese media.

6 Oct 2019 - 10:49PM

Three Chinese vessels chased away a local fishing boat from area in South China Sea, according to Vietnamese media.

Vietnam again accuses China of violating its fishing rights in its exclusive economic zone
China, North Korea vow to strengthen ties hours after US nuclear talks collapse

Leaders exchange congratulatory messages on 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations amid speculation that Kim Jong-un will visit China soon.

6 Oct 2019 - 11:28PM

Leaders exchange congratulatory messages on 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations amid speculation that Kim Jong-un will visit China soon.

China, North Korea vow to strengthen ties hours after US nuclear talks collapse
New US defence official for China affairs ‘will be a stabilising force’

The ‘unfolding long-term strategic competition with China is the defining challenge of our generation’, says Randall Schriver, assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs

2 Oct 2019 - 11:54PM

The ‘unfolding long-term strategic competition with China is the defining challenge of our generation’, says Randall Schriver, assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs

New US defence official for China affairs ‘will be a stabilising force’
Beijing vows to retaliate after US’ Hong Kong human rights bill is approved by congressional committees

Foreign ministry spokesman says the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act is a malicious attempt to contain China’s rise.

27 Sep 2019 - 12:03AM

Foreign ministry spokesman says the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act is a malicious attempt to contain China’s rise.

Beijing vows to retaliate after US’ Hong Kong human rights bill is approved by congressional committees
US to raise human rights issues in Muslim-heavy Xinjiang at the United Nations

Beijing is expected to come in for criticism at the United Nations over its treatment of Uygurs in the country’s west as the issue shapes up as a source of friction between the two countries, analyst says.

25 Sep 2019 - 2:49PM

Beijing is expected to come in for criticism at the United Nations over its treatment of Uygurs in the country’s west as the issue shapes up as a source of friction between the two countries, analyst says.

US to raise human rights issues in Muslim-heavy Xinjiang at the United Nations
China at 70 aims to strive for lead role in post-cold war international order, Foreign Minister Wang Yi says

Foreign Minister Wang Yi joins parade of top officials singing the party’s praises ahead of 70th anniversary on October 1.

26 Sep 2019 - 12:38PM

Foreign Minister Wang Yi joins parade of top officials singing the party’s praises ahead of 70th anniversary on October 1.

China at 70 aims to strive for lead role in post-cold war international order, Foreign Minister Wang Yi says
How China’s surveillance state was a mirror to the US for whistle-blower Edward Snowden

Former American spy agency contractor says that as he looked into Chinese control of its citizens, he began to suspect that he was seeing a reflection of his own country.

17 Sep 2019 - 10:04PM

Former American spy agency contractor says that as he looked into Chinese control of its citizens, he began to suspect that he was seeing a reflection of his own country.

How China’s surveillance state was a mirror to the US for whistle-blower Edward Snowden
China ‘expels trespassing’ US Navy destroyer from waters off Paracel Islands

US says patrol meant to challenge China’s excessive claims around the islands.

15 Sep 2019 - 1:12PM

US says patrol meant to challenge China’s excessive claims around the islands.

China ‘expels trespassing’ US Navy destroyer from waters off Paracel Islands
Why Beijing won’t get too excited about John Bolton’s sudden White House exit

Departure of national security adviser after clashing with Donald Trump is seen as unlikely to herald a major shift in US policy towards China.

11 Sep 2019 - 11:44PM

Departure of national security adviser after clashing with Donald Trump is seen as unlikely to herald a major shift in US policy towards China.

Why Beijing won’t get too excited about John Bolton’s sudden White House exit
The world watches but will it stand with Hong Kong protesters?

An in-depth look at the international response to the turmoil in Hong Kong and whether it is leading to action.

11 Sep 2019 - 8:20AM

An in-depth look at the international response to the turmoil in Hong Kong and whether it is leading to action.

The world watches but will it stand with Hong Kong protesters?
China and Russia to raise US ‘threat to peace’ at UN Security Council meeting

15-member council sits on Thursday with ‘threats to international peace and security’ on the agenda.

10 Dec 2019 - 11:06PM

15-member council sits on Thursday with ‘threats to international peace and security’ on the agenda.

China and Russia to raise US ‘threat to peace’ at UN Security Council meeting
Japan and South Korea raise concerns about Hong Kong protests in meeting with Chinese foreign minister

Taro Kono and Kang Kyung-wha discuss situation in the city during a summit with their Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

21 Aug 2019 - 11:17PM

Taro Kono and Kang Kyung-wha discuss situation in the city during a summit with their Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

Japan and South Korea raise concerns about Hong Kong protests in meeting with Chinese foreign minister
Beijing won’t make trade concessions if US plays Hong Kong card, Chinese state media says

People’s Daily commentary follows Donald Trump’s suggestion that trade talks could be hampered if Beijing used violent means to suppress protests.

20 Aug 2019 - 10:48PM

People’s Daily commentary follows Donald Trump’s suggestion that trade talks could be hampered if Beijing used violent means to suppress protests.

Beijing won’t make trade concessions if US plays Hong Kong card, Chinese state media says