Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.
Teddy Ng
Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.

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Hong Kong extradition bill complicates an already tense US-China relationship

But analysts say that with trade at the top of the agenda, neither side is likely to push too hard on the issue.

15 Jun 2019 - 11:39PM

But analysts say that with trade at the top of the agenda, neither side is likely to push too hard on the issue.

Hong Kong extradition bill complicates an already tense US-China relationship
China’s state media tells US it picked the ‘wrong rival at the wrong time’

‘Stubbornly putting pressure on countries’ is a miscalculation by Washington, People’s Daily commentary says.

18 Jun 2019 - 3:53PM

‘Stubbornly putting pressure on countries’ is a miscalculation by Washington, People’s Daily commentary says.

China’s state media tells US it picked the ‘wrong rival at the wrong time’
China should cooperate with all nations, not be put off by US’ aggressive trade war tactics, academic says

Ramping up rhetoric and punishing American firms is no way to end the year-long conflict, according to Peking University scholar Wang Jisi.

13 Jun 2019 - 10:22PM

Ramping up rhetoric and punishing American firms is no way to end the year-long conflict, according to Peking University scholar Wang Jisi.

China should cooperate with all nations, not be put off by US’ aggressive trade war tactics, academic says
China’s Belt and Road Initiative criticised for poor standards and ‘wasteful’ spending

Report by Asia Society warns that Chinese officials’ ‘laissez-faire’ attitudes mean projects are not being properly vetted.

12 Jun 2019 - 10:22PM

Report by Asia Society warns that Chinese officials’ ‘laissez-faire’ attitudes mean projects are not being properly vetted.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative criticised for poor standards and ‘wasteful’ spending
Show sincerity or cancel trade talks, Chinese state media tells US

Washington ‘keeps using petty tricks to destroy the atmosphere for talks’, commentary says, casting doubt on US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s claim that he would return to Beijing to resume negotiations.

17 May 2019 - 11:29PM

Washington ‘keeps using petty tricks to destroy the atmosphere for talks’, commentary says, casting doubt on US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s claim that he would return to Beijing to resume negotiations.

Show sincerity or cancel trade talks, Chinese state media tells US
Chinese President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if one civilisation imposes its will on another

Chinese President urges more openness and cooperation in speech days after US State Department’s Kiron Skinner caused furore by calling competition with China ‘a fight with a really different civilisation’.

16 May 2019 - 10:07AM

Chinese President urges more openness and cooperation in speech days after US State Department’s Kiron Skinner caused furore by calling competition with China ‘a fight with a really different civilisation’.

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if one civilisation imposes its will on another
Donald Trump warns China it will be ‘hurt very badly’ if it doesn’t reach a trade deal quickly

US President’s latest flurry of tweets includes warning to Beijing not to retaliate after he raised tariffs on Chinese imports.

13 May 2019 - 8:40PM

US President’s latest flurry of tweets includes warning to Beijing not to retaliate after he raised tariffs on Chinese imports.

Donald Trump warns China it will be ‘hurt very badly’ if it doesn’t reach a trade deal quickly
Donald Trump tweets: No need to rush to a trade deal with China

US president takes to Twitter after raising tariffs on Chinese products, tells farmers revenue will be used to buy their products for humanitarian aid.

10 May 2019 - 10:13PM

US president takes to Twitter after raising tariffs on Chinese products, tells farmers revenue will be used to buy their products for humanitarian aid.

Donald Trump tweets: No need to rush to a trade deal with China
China’s Vice-Premier Liu He ‘came to US against pressure’ to prove Beijing’s sincerity in trade talks

Beijing’s top trade negotiator says he seeks ‘very candid exchange of views’ with US counterparts, while Donald Trump claims Friday’s tariff increases on Chinese goods provoked greater urgency.

10 May 2019 - 11:37PM

Beijing’s top trade negotiator says he seeks ‘very candid exchange of views’ with US counterparts, while Donald Trump claims Friday’s tariff increases on Chinese goods provoked greater urgency.

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He ‘came to US against pressure’ to prove Beijing’s sincerity in trade talks
China can keep calm and carry on despite Donald Trump tariff threat, says state media

Raising tariffs is not a solution and Beijing is willing to negotiate for a mutually beneficial outcome, commentaries insist, adding that the economy is strong enough to cope with threats and uncertainties.

8 May 2019 - 4:27PM

Raising tariffs is not a solution and Beijing is willing to negotiate for a mutually beneficial outcome, commentaries insist, adding that the economy is strong enough to cope with threats and uncertainties.

China can keep calm and carry on despite Donald Trump tariff threat, says state media
‘No more concessions’. Why is China playing hardball in trade war talks with the United States?

Chinese state media and sources say China will give no more ground in the face of Trump’s tariff threats.

7 May 2019 - 7:32PM

Chinese state media and sources say China will give no more ground in the face of Trump’s tariff threats.

‘No more concessions’. Why is China playing hardball in trade war talks with the United States?
US-China trade talks going ‘very well’, Donald Trump tells reporters

Two sides are ‘getting close to a very historic deal’, president says after latest negotiations in Beijing.

4 May 2019 - 11:58PM

Two sides are ‘getting close to a very historic deal’, president says after latest negotiations in Beijing.

US-China trade talks going ‘very well’, Donald Trump tells reporters
Trump meets Taiwan’s Foxconn boss-turned-politician Terry Gou at White House

Presidential hopeful says he will be a peacemaker, not a troublemaker, if he wins.

8 May 2019 - 2:00AM

Presidential hopeful says he will be a peacemaker, not a troublemaker, if he wins.

Trump meets Taiwan’s Foxconn boss-turned-politician Terry Gou at White House
‘Productive’ end to latest round of US-China trade talks

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says ‘it’s good to be back here’ while outlook for May deal looks positive.

1 May 2019 - 11:30PM

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says ‘it’s good to be back here’ while outlook for May deal looks positive.

‘Productive’ end to latest round of US-China trade talks
Czech President Milos Zeman says West’s allegations of espionage against Huawei are not supported by evidence

Beijing hopes Czech Republic will win fair hearing for Chinese businesses in Europe, while Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei lauds Zeman’s trust and appreciation.

30 Apr 2019 - 10:42PM

Beijing hopes Czech Republic will win fair hearing for Chinese businesses in Europe, while Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei lauds Zeman’s trust and appreciation.

Czech President Milos Zeman says West’s allegations of espionage against Huawei are not supported by evidence
Chinese President Xi Jinping appeals to foreign leaders for fair play for its academics, businesses

Leader says he hopes nations can treat companies, students and scholars equally, ‘provide a friendly environment for exchange and cooperation’.

26 Apr 2019 - 8:16PM

Leader says he hopes nations can treat companies, students and scholars equally, ‘provide a friendly environment for exchange and cooperation’.

Chinese President Xi Jinping appeals to foreign leaders for fair play for its academics, businesses
Six key takeaways from Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Forum speech to world leaders

No mention of US-China trade war, but elements of contention addressed.

26 Apr 2019 - 3:15PM

No mention of US-China trade war, but elements of contention addressed.

Six key takeaways from Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Forum speech to world leaders
Belt and Road Forum: China tipped to counter critics with showcase projects

Beijing might highlight successful schemes in response to claims that the grand plan is ill-defined, observers say.

24 Apr 2019 - 11:59PM

Beijing might highlight successful schemes in response to claims that the grand plan is ill-defined, observers say.

Belt and Road Forum: China tipped to counter critics with showcase projects
Indian foreign secretary heads to China for talks amid tense relations

Vijay Keshav Gokhale is expected to meet Chinese deputy foreign minister Kong Xuanyou and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during two-day visit.

20 Apr 2019 - 10:45PM

Vijay Keshav Gokhale is expected to meet Chinese deputy foreign minister Kong Xuanyou and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during two-day visit.

Indian foreign secretary heads to China for talks amid tense relations
Two more rounds of talks set for May amid hope the US-China trade war is ending

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plan to travel to Beijing the week of April 29. Officials hope to announce a deal when Chinese Vice Premier Liu He visits Washington the following week.

18 Apr 2019 - 10:02PM

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plan to travel to Beijing the week of April 29. Officials hope to announce a deal when Chinese Vice Premier Liu He visits Washington the following week.

Two more rounds of talks set for May amid hope the US-China trade war is ending
US approves F-16 support for Taiwan in face of pressure from Beijing

Pilot training, maintenance and logistics package approved for Taiwan’s fighter jet force.

17 Apr 2019 - 5:02AM

Pilot training, maintenance and logistics package approved for Taiwan’s fighter jet force.

US approves F-16 support for Taiwan in face of pressure from Beijing
China and US reach milestone agreement on road to trade peace

Major hurdle overcome as both sides agree to monitoring and enforcement of trade pledges.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:31PM

Major hurdle overcome as both sides agree to monitoring and enforcement of trade pledges.

China and US reach milestone agreement on road to trade peace
Smaller European states give EU greater say over China deals to ease concerns over Beijing’s influence

Brussels consulted over draft belt and road deals be signed at a summit between China and Central and Eastern European nations.

8 Apr 2019 - 9:32AM

Brussels consulted over draft belt and road deals be signed at a summit between China and Central and Eastern European nations.

Smaller European states give EU greater say over China deals to ease concerns over Beijing’s influence
Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump strategic leadership is key to trade deal amid talk of 4-week countdown

Chinese president says healthy ties and potential trade deal rely on principle of mutual benefit, in letter delivered by Vice-Premier Liu He at his meeting with Trump, who praised ‘very rapid pace’ of progress.

5 Apr 2019 - 11:30PM

Chinese president says healthy ties and potential trade deal rely on principle of mutual benefit, in letter delivered by Vice-Premier Liu He at his meeting with Trump, who praised ‘very rapid pace’ of progress.

Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump strategic leadership is key to trade deal amid talk of 4-week countdown
Manila accuses Beijing of violating its sovereignty as South China Sea dispute rages on

Philippines’ foreign ministry weighs in on controversy over presence of Chinese fleet near contested Thitu Island.

8 Apr 2019 - 12:18PM

Philippines’ foreign ministry weighs in on controversy over presence of Chinese fleet near contested Thitu Island.

Manila accuses Beijing of violating its sovereignty as South China Sea dispute rages on
China needs to create 11 million new jobs next year to ensure stability, Premier Li Keqiang says

Uncertainty persists even as the National People’s Congress passes a law protecting foreign investment in China, and several proposals to fend off an economic downturn.

15 Mar 2019 - 2:10PM

Uncertainty persists even as the National People’s Congress passes a law protecting foreign investment in China, and several proposals to fend off an economic downturn.

China needs to create 11 million new jobs next year to ensure stability, Premier Li Keqiang says
China and US make ‘concrete progress’ on trade deal text

Xinhua reports phone conversation between Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US’ Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin, after Donald Trump says he expects an outcome in three to four weeks.

15 Mar 2019 - 11:12PM

Xinhua reports phone conversation between Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US’ Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin, after Donald Trump says he expects an outcome in three to four weeks.

China and US make ‘concrete progress’ on trade deal text
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He discusses trade deal text with US’ Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin

Phone call with US counterparts on Tuesday morning ‘makes plan for next stage of work’, following uncertainty over presidents’ summit and Donald Trump hinting he could walk away from a deal.

12 Mar 2019 - 11:13PM

Phone call with US counterparts on Tuesday morning ‘makes plan for next stage of work’, following uncertainty over presidents’ summit and Donald Trump hinting he could walk away from a deal.

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He discusses trade deal text with US’ Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin
China’s funding for science and research to reach 2.5 per cent of GDP in 2019

Country will hit its target a year ahead of schedule, but scientists say they still don’t get enough funds for basic research.

11 Mar 2019 - 11:53AM

Country will hit its target a year ahead of schedule, but scientists say they still don’t get enough funds for basic research.

China’s funding for science and research to reach 2.5 per cent of GDP in 2019
China cuts taxes and defence budget growth, demands more profits from state firms

Value-added taxes cut more than expected and state firms have to hand in more profits to bridge fiscal shortfall, while defence budget growth slashed from 8.1 per cent to 7.5 per cent.

5 Mar 2019 - 1:04PM

Value-added taxes cut more than expected and state firms have to hand in more profits to bridge fiscal shortfall, while defence budget growth slashed from 8.1 per cent to 7.5 per cent.

China cuts taxes and defence budget growth, demands more profits from state firms