Shi Jiangtao

A former diplomat, 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, 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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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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

'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
'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’.

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
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.

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
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’.

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
Burnt bodies of three Chinese factory workers found in Nigeria

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

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
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

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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 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.

China’s future rests on ‘mending fences with the United States’
China-Japan ties at ‘historic turning point’ after Shinzo Abe’s visit, but can the goodwill hold?

Japanese prime minister’s trip aimed to reset relations amid a history of bitter grievances, disputes and rivalry

29 Oct 2018 - 4:39PM
China-Japan ties at ‘historic turning point’ after Shinzo Abe’s visit, but can the goodwill hold?

Japanese prime minister’s trip aimed to reset relations amid a history of bitter grievances, disputes and rivalry

US-China trade war puts Hong Kong at risk, city’s commerce secretary says

In Washington, Edward Yau stresses that Hong Kong is vulnerable because it is ‘the most open trading agent in our part of the world’.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
US-China trade war puts Hong Kong at risk, city’s commerce secretary says

In Washington, Edward Yau stresses that Hong Kong is vulnerable because it is ‘the most open trading agent in our part of the world’.

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