Teddy Ng

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Teddy Ng

Deputy Editor, China

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

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China ‘shocked’ by Slovenia’s plans to allow Taiwan to open an office

Foreign ministry accuses Slovenian leader Janez Jansa of making ‘dangerous remarks that challenge the one-China principle and support Taiwan independence’.

Foreign ministry accuses Slovenian leader Janez Jansa of making ‘dangerous remarks that challenge the one-China principle and support Taiwan independence’.

19 Jan 2022 - 7:01PM
China, US tensions unlikely to ease but they could maintain ‘a hot peace’, foreign policy adviser says

Domestic agendas ‘may or may not work to lessen the strain’ this year, according to Wang Jisi, a senior Chinese foreign policy adviser.

Domestic agendas ‘may or may not work to lessen the strain’ this year, according to Wang Jisi, a senior Chinese foreign policy adviser.

15 Jan 2022 - 10:30PM
China urges Turkey to respect sovereignty as Beijing’s worries over Xinjiang influence grow

Moves to upgrade the political role of a grouping of Turkic-speaking states have prompted concern in Beijing about its influence on the Uygur population.

Moves to upgrade the political role of a grouping of Turkic-speaking states have prompted concern in Beijing about its influence on the Uygur population.

13 Jan 2022 - 5:15PM
Chinese-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ‘ready to act in Kazakhstan if needed’

Despite the offer, Beijing has also signalled its approval of Russia’s intervention and the Kazakh government’s response.

Despite the offer, Beijing has also signalled its approval of Russia’s intervention and the Kazakh government’s response.

8 Jan 2022 - 8:00PM
China-Lithuania row: US vows to side with Europe to beat ‘economic coercion’ by Beijing

US trade representative and Lithuanian foreign minister say US-EU Trade and Technology Council could help address diplomatic and economic issues.

US trade representative and Lithuanian foreign minister say US-EU Trade and Technology Council could help address diplomatic and economic issues.

6 Jan 2022 - 2:27PM
China-US space race heats up as Chinese firm plans over 40 launches this year

CASC outlines an arduous year to ‘accelerate the development of China as a space power’.

CASC outlines an arduous year to ‘accelerate the development of China as a space power’.

5 Jan 2022 - 3:58PM
China ‘pushed for big 5 nuclear nations pledge’ to not target other countries

In an era of suspicion about China’s growing arsenal and the Aukus agreement, major nuclear-armed powers commit to using nuclear weapons only for defence.

In an era of suspicion about China’s growing arsenal and the Aukus agreement, major nuclear-armed powers commit to using nuclear weapons only for defence.

4 Jan 2022 - 7:12PM
Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Europe has a ‘cognitive split’ on China policy

Outlining China’s diplomatic agenda for 2022, foreign minister also says Beijing seriously doubts whether Washington wants to improve bilateral ties.

Outlining China’s diplomatic agenda for 2022, foreign minister also says Beijing seriously doubts whether Washington wants to improve bilateral ties.

30 Dec 2021 - 9:00PM
South China Sea: think tank calls for Beijing vigilance as US steps up surveillance of disputed waterway

The South China Sea Probing Initiative says the US military conducted 1,200 missions over disputed waterway this year – up from 1,000 sorties last year.

The South China Sea Probing Initiative says the US military conducted 1,200 missions over disputed waterway this year – up from 1,000 sorties last year.

28 Dec 2021 - 6:00PM
China’s aircraft carriers will operate in the world’s oceans, ex-colonel says

Larger number of warships became necessary for missions further afield than South China Sea and Taiwan, retired senior colonel tells mainland media.

Larger number of warships became necessary for missions further afield than South China Sea and Taiwan, retired senior colonel tells mainland media.

28 Dec 2021 - 8:20AM
China-Lithuania tension: German firms may have to shut factories in Baltic state amid Beijing retaliation

‘Devastating own goal … China is willing to decouple itself economically from politically disagreeable partners’: German industries group.

‘Devastating own goal … China is willing to decouple itself economically from politically disagreeable partners’: German industries group.

25 Dec 2021 - 7:02AM
Chinese aircraft carrier’s Pacific drills ‘show boosted combat capability’

Greater range of aircraft on board shows a complete formation combat system has been formed, commentator says.

Greater range of aircraft on board shows a complete formation combat system has been formed, commentator says.

22 Dec 2021 - 6:29PM
China’s EU ambassador says better communication needed in farewell message

Zhang Ming marks end of four-year tenure in Brussels by saying mutual respect is better than each side trying to force their will on the other.

Zhang Ming marks end of four-year tenure in Brussels by saying mutual respect is better than each side trying to force their will on the other.

18 Dec 2021 - 11:00PM
Chinese rags-to-riches tycoon Xie Zhikun dies, aged 61

The founder of the Zhongzhi Enterprise Group died of a heart attack in Beijing on Saturday.

The founder of the Zhongzhi Enterprise Group died of a heart attack in Beijing on Saturday.

18 Dec 2021 - 10:36PM
China sends aid to Afghanistan as Taliban grapples with winter crisis

Beijing is stepping up efforts to engage with the country’s new government as millions face the risk of starvation.

Beijing is stepping up efforts to engage with the country’s new government as millions face the risk of starvation.

18 Dec 2021 - 7:31PM
China and Russia pledge to step up efforts to build independent trade network to reduce reliance on US-led financial system

Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin agree to accelerate attempts to create a system that cannot be influenced by ‘third parties’

Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin agree to accelerate attempts to create a system that cannot be influenced by ‘third parties’

20 Dec 2021 - 11:40AM
US and China maritime defence talks to resume after blame game stalled 2020 session

Talks failed last December after the US accused the PLA of failing to attend and the Chinese said the American side tried to force the agenda.

Talks failed last December after the US accused the PLA of failing to attend and the Chinese said the American side tried to force the agenda.

15 Dec 2021 - 6:30AM
Why China’s Nicaragua move is as much about the US as it is about Taiwan

When Managua switched its diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing on Friday, mainland China boosted its influence in the US’ backyard, say observers.

When Managua switched its diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing on Friday, mainland China boosted its influence in the US’ backyard, say observers.

10 Dec 2021 - 8:37PM
Xi Jinping notably quick to greet Olaf Scholz as China seeks new German friend

Chinese president wastes no time in writing note to newly confirmed German chancellor as he takes over from Xi’s ‘old friend’ Angela Merkel.

Chinese president wastes no time in writing note to newly confirmed German chancellor as he takes over from Xi’s ‘old friend’ Angela Merkel.

9 Dec 2021 - 8:49PM
Chinese military’s largest amphibious assault ship passes assessment

Type 075 amphibious assault ship the Hainan takes part in annual tests in the South China Sea and passes an assessment on multidimensional landing combat.

Type 075 amphibious assault ship the Hainan takes part in annual tests in the South China Sea and passes an assessment on multidimensional landing combat.

8 Dec 2021 - 7:16PM
China, US defence officials hold talks on Pentagon report

No word from the Chinese side, which could mean higher-level meeting in the offing, observer says.

No word from the Chinese side, which could mean higher-level meeting in the offing, observer says.

4 Dec 2021 - 8:00PM
China shows solidarity with Iran amid pressure from US over nuclear deal

Foreign Minister Wang Yi vows to share experience on accelerating development, and criticises US-led democracy summit from which China and Iran are excluded.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi vows to share experience on accelerating development, and criticises US-led democracy summit from which China and Iran are excluded.

25 Nov 2021 - 7:00PM
China calls for end to ‘malicious hyping’ of Peng Shuai controversy

Foreign ministry says the tennis star’s well-being is not a diplomatic matter and should not be politicised.

Foreign ministry says the tennis star’s well-being is not a diplomatic matter and should not be politicised.

23 Nov 2021 - 9:30PM
China to prioritise Southeast Asia with upgraded relations, development aid

President Xi Jinping tells Asean summit that China is a good neighbour, as he pledges US$1.5 billion to help pandemic control and economic recovery.

President Xi Jinping tells Asean summit that China is a good neighbour, as he pledges US$1.5 billion to help pandemic control and economic recovery.

22 Nov 2021 - 11:31PM
South China Sea: 300 Chinese ‘maritime militia’ vessels in Spratly Islands at any time, says US report

Report by Centre for Strategic and International Studies says Chinese boats receive US$3,700 government fuel subsidy a day for operating in disputed waters.

Report by Centre for Strategic and International Studies says Chinese boats receive US$3,700 government fuel subsidy a day for operating in disputed waters.

19 Nov 2021 - 10:34PM
Europe decoupling from China ‘wouldn’t be right’, Angela Merkel says

German chancellor warns it would be damaging and says it’s important for cooperation to continue.

German chancellor warns it would be damaging and says it’s important for cooperation to continue.

18 Nov 2021 - 7:42PM
Japan and US stage first anti-submarine exercise in South China Sea

The countries’ militaries have been deepening their cooperation in recent years and seeking to put pressure on China over its claims to the disputed waters.

The countries’ militaries have been deepening their cooperation in recent years and seeking to put pressure on China over its claims to the disputed waters.

17 Nov 2021 - 9:21PM
Xi-Biden summit: who were the key players at the talks?

With a wide range of issues on the table, here’s a look at the two sides’ delegations.

With a wide range of issues on the table, here’s a look at the two sides’ delegations.

16 Nov 2021 - 6:10PM
Xi Jinping urges Joe Biden to put US policy on China back on track

The two presidents hold their first face-to-face meeting, albeit virtually, since Biden entered the White House.

The two presidents hold their first face-to-face meeting, albeit virtually, since Biden entered the White House.

16 Nov 2021 - 8:38PM
US-China summit a chance to ‘get ties back on track’

Chinese foreign minister warns US counterpart that Washington should not encourage independence forces in Taiwan.

Chinese foreign minister warns US counterpart that Washington should not encourage independence forces in Taiwan.

13 Nov 2021 - 2:02PM