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Top EU technology official still concerned about Beijing’s access to data from Chinese firms

Andrus Ansip, in charge of EU digital issues, says the possibility of cybersecurity breaches in 5G networks is troubling, a day after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang tried to allay such concerns at the EU-China summit.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:29PM

Andrus Ansip, in charge of EU digital issues, says the possibility of cybersecurity breaches in 5G networks is troubling, a day after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang tried to allay such concerns at the EU-China summit.

Top EU technology official still concerned about Beijing’s access to data from Chinese firms
Hopes high that EU-China joint statement on opening up is more than just words

Diplomatic observers say that given pre-summit tensions, the release of a statement and commitment to a timetable for the development of a monitoring mechanism is a significant achievement.

11 Apr 2019 - 2:18PM

Diplomatic observers say that given pre-summit tensions, the release of a statement and commitment to a timetable for the development of a monitoring mechanism is a significant achievement.

Hopes high that EU-China joint statement on opening up is more than just words
Before a joint statement, a threat: EU diplomats nearly walked out of talks with China

A rare show of EU hostility, analysts said, reflected its impatience with China’s lack of follow-through on market reforms.

10 Apr 2019 - 9:50PM

A rare show of EU hostility, analysts said, reflected its impatience with China’s lack of follow-through on market reforms.

Before a joint statement, a threat: EU diplomats nearly walked out of talks with China
As China-EU summit ends, Premier Li Keqiang vows reforms: ‘When we say it, we have got to do it’

China and the European Union try to smooth over differences at annual meeting amid increased trade tensions, drafting a joint statement, despite earlier suggestions EU leaders might walk away.

17 Apr 2019 - 7:20PM

China and the European Union try to smooth over differences at annual meeting amid increased trade tensions, drafting a joint statement, despite earlier suggestions EU leaders might walk away.

As China-EU summit ends, Premier Li Keqiang vows reforms: ‘When we say it, we have got to do it’
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang braces for EU meeting as Brexit takes up Brussels’ attention

European leaders, emboldened by Trump’s trade war, look for leverage on trade and investment opportunities but Brexit keeps getting in the way.

10 Apr 2019 - 12:01AM

European leaders, emboldened by Trump’s trade war, look for leverage on trade and investment opportunities but Brexit keeps getting in the way.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang braces for EU meeting as Brexit takes up Brussels’ attention
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang insists Beijing supports united EU amid ‘divide and rule’ fears

Premier seeks to address criticism of China’s dealings with EU states, before Brussels meetings in which EC President Jean-Claude Juncker is expected to ask China to speed up openness to European firms.

8 Apr 2019 - 11:35PM

Premier seeks to address criticism of China’s dealings with EU states, before Brussels meetings in which EC President Jean-Claude Juncker is expected to ask China to speed up openness to European firms.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang insists Beijing supports united EU amid ‘divide and rule’ fears
Greece’s ancient civilisation was once a lure for China’s leaders. Now it could prove their nemesis

China’s grand plans for the port of Piraeus near Athens are running into difficulties, partly because of the heritage that attracted Beijing in the first place.

9 Apr 2019 - 6:22AM

China’s grand plans for the port of Piraeus near Athens are running into difficulties, partly because of the heritage that attracted Beijing in the first place.

Greece’s ancient civilisation was once a lure for China’s leaders. Now it could prove their nemesis
Greece says EU’s China concerns must not harm its economic interests

Deputy prime minister Yannis Dragasakis hopes ‘logic will prevail’ ahead of EU-China summit and affirms Greek support for Beijing’s belt and road plan for global trade.

16 Apr 2019 - 1:19PM

Deputy prime minister Yannis Dragasakis hopes ‘logic will prevail’ ahead of EU-China summit and affirms Greek support for Beijing’s belt and road plan for global trade.

Greece says EU’s China concerns must not harm its economic interests
China, EU leaders’ plan for joint statement in Brussels hits snag over market access row, EU sources say

Two sides said to be at odds over extent to which access to China’s market should be improved. Months of talks have focused on the wording of a possible joint statement during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit.

6 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

Two sides said to be at odds over extent to which access to China’s market should be improved. Months of talks have focused on the wording of a possible joint statement during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit.

China, EU leaders’ plan for joint statement in Brussels hits snag over market access row, EU sources say
Italy may be ready to open up four ports to Chinese investment under ‘Belt and Road Initiative’

Prime Minister Conte seeks to assure Italians national security will be safe after deals as Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected in port city of Palermo as part of state visit.

19 Mar 2019 - 11:32PM

Prime Minister Conte seeks to assure Italians national security will be safe after deals as Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected in port city of Palermo as part of state visit.

Italy may be ready to open up four ports to Chinese investment under ‘Belt and Road Initiative’
The Sinophile driving Italy’s hopes of a New Silk Road deal with China

Italian trade and investment tsar Michele Geraci aims to reach agreement with Beijing during Xi Jinping’s visit next week.

27 Mar 2019 - 1:12PM

Italian trade and investment tsar Michele Geraci aims to reach agreement with Beijing during Xi Jinping’s visit next week.

The Sinophile driving Italy’s hopes of a New Silk Road deal with China
German opposition to Italy’s belt and road deal with China ‘unfair’ says former diplomat

Berlin’s objections unfair, according to former Italian ambassador to China, who says agreement with China partly due to frustration at lack of EU action in tackling trade deficits.

13 Mar 2019 - 9:31AM

Berlin’s objections unfair, according to former Italian ambassador to China, who says agreement with China partly due to frustration at lack of EU action in tackling trade deficits.

German opposition to Italy’s belt and road deal with China ‘unfair’ says former diplomat
Italian PM Giuseppe Conte ignores US warnings and pushes for closer cooperation with China’s belt and road plan

US official says deal with Beijing could damage Italy’s international standing, but Conte is continuing down a path forged by earlier Rome governments.

12 Mar 2019 - 5:21PM

US official says deal with Beijing could damage Italy’s international standing, but Conte is continuing down a path forged by earlier Rome governments.

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte ignores US warnings and pushes for closer cooperation with China’s belt and road plan
Caught in the middle of Venezuela’s power struggle, a worried China weighs its options

Chinese officials ponder how to deal with self-declared president Juan Guaido, with the future of Chinese oil projects in Venezuela and nearly US$20 billion of unpaid Venezuelan debt at stake.

23 Feb 2019 - 11:27PM

Chinese officials ponder how to deal with self-declared president Juan Guaido, with the future of Chinese oil projects in Venezuela and nearly US$20 billion of unpaid Venezuelan debt at stake.

Caught in the middle of Venezuela’s power struggle, a worried China weighs its options
Transcript: Juan Guaido on Venezuela’s ties with China

Self-declared interim president tells the South China Morning Post he wants a ‘productive and mutually beneficial relationship’ and is ready to engage Chinese officials in dialogue ‘as soon as possible’.

2 Feb 2019 - 5:53PM

Self-declared interim president tells the South China Morning Post he wants a ‘productive and mutually beneficial relationship’ and is ready to engage Chinese officials in dialogue ‘as soon as possible’.

Transcript: Juan Guaido on Venezuela’s ties with China
Self-declared leader of Venezuela Juan Guaido extends olive branch to China, wants ‘productive and mutually beneficial relationship’

Beijing and Moscow have remained firm in supporting President Nicolas Maduro, though the EU and US have recognised Guaido as the de facto head of state.

18 Apr 2019 - 11:14AM

Beijing and Moscow have remained firm in supporting President Nicolas Maduro, though the EU and US have recognised Guaido as the de facto head of state.

Self-declared leader of Venezuela Juan Guaido extends olive branch to China, wants ‘productive and mutually beneficial relationship’
Liu Xia’s friends ‘planning meeting’ with former German president Joachim Gauck about her brother’s case
Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu ‘pressured by West’ not to release Liu Xia phone tapes
Liu Xia told not to take drugs prescribed in China as German doctors express concern over her mental health

Widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has been suffering serious depression after years under house arrest in Beijing.

12 Jul 2018 - 2:33PM

Widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has been suffering serious depression after years under house arrest in Beijing.

Liu Xia told not to take drugs prescribed in China as German doctors express concern over her mental health
Liu Xia spends first night of freedom with friends in Berlin after being released by China
Jeremy Hunt, China’s go-to British minister, ‘may be off-limits’ after promotion to foreign secretary
Xi Jinping says ‘China can come out of trade war in better shape than US’
British peer dismisses Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s criticism of NGO report as ‘overreaction’

The British peer who published a damning report about the former colony last week has dismissed as overreaction the Hong Kong leader’s claim that he had interfered in Chinese affairs.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The British peer who published a damning report about the former colony last week has dismissed as overreaction the Hong Kong leader’s claim that he had interfered in Chinese affairs.

British peer dismisses Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s criticism of NGO report as ‘overreaction’
A turbulent tenure: HKU vice chancellor reflects on his time at the helm of Hong Kong’s oldest university

Outgoing HKU chief Peter Mathieson shares his thoughts on the Occupy protests, governing council conflicts, and politics at the heart of education

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Outgoing HKU chief Peter Mathieson shares his thoughts on the Occupy protests, governing council conflicts, and politics at the heart of education

A turbulent tenure: HKU vice chancellor reflects on his time at the helm of Hong Kong’s oldest university
Outgoing HKU chief says Beijing officials have met him ‘several times’ and wishes higher education ‘wasn’t so politicised’

Leaving his post early, Peter Mathieson urges city’s leading tertiary institution to continue with international approach

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Leaving his post early, Peter Mathieson urges city’s leading tertiary institution to continue with international approach

Outgoing HKU chief says Beijing officials have met him ‘several times’ and wishes higher education ‘wasn’t so politicised’
Red tape led to ‘close to zero’ collaboration among Hong Kong bureaus, head of youth policy advisory body says
Winners and losers in another year of political upheaval for Hong Kong
Arbitration legal eagle Teresa Cheng tipped to be Hong Kong’s next justice secretary
Meet Nepal’s man in Tibet, building bridges on the roof of the world
Localist students disrupt Hong Kong school’s open day with freedom of speech protest