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 ‘set to shut US consulate’ in response to Houston closure, and denies Covid-19 is a factor

Beijing believed to be shutting Chengdu consulate, a strategically important post given American interest in Tibet.

25 Jul 2020 - 4:36PM

Beijing believed to be shutting Chengdu consulate, a strategically important post given American interest in Tibet.

China ‘set to shut US consulate’ in response to Houston closure, and denies Covid-19 is a factor
US Air Force surveillance plane spotted off south coast of China, think tank says

E-8C aircraft seen reconnoitring near Guangdong province for third time this week, South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative says.

17 Jul 2020 - 11:50PM

E-8C aircraft seen reconnoitring near Guangdong province for third time this week, South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative says.

US Air Force surveillance plane spotted off south coast of China, think tank says
National security law: Beijing vows to retaliate after Donald Trump ends special treatment for Hong Kong and targets officials with sanctions

US president signs act aimed at punishing Chinese and city officials deemed to undermine established freedoms in wake of national security law. Hong Kong government says measures will cause ‘very serious damage to American companies and citizens’.

16 Jul 2020 - 3:33PM

US president signs act aimed at punishing Chinese and city officials deemed to undermine established freedoms in wake of national security law. Hong Kong government says measures will cause ‘very serious damage to American companies and citizens’.

National security law: Beijing vows to retaliate after Donald Trump ends special treatment for Hong Kong and targets officials with sanctions
China promises sanctions for US ending of Hong Kong preferential status

Beijing says American institutions and individuals to be targeted after President Donald Trump signs new law.

15 Jul 2020 - 3:45PM

Beijing says American institutions and individuals to be targeted after President Donald Trump signs new law.

China promises sanctions for US ending of Hong Kong preferential status
India set to invite Australia to join Malabar naval exercises

Military sources say offer to join Japan and America in four-way drill is logical next step after the two countries agreed to improve cooperation last month.

11 Jul 2020 - 5:03AM

Military sources say offer to join Japan and America in four-way drill is logical next step after the two countries agreed to improve cooperation last month.

India set to invite Australia to join Malabar naval exercises
China ready to improve ties if US is willing, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Wang cites ‘most serious challenges in 40 years of relations’ and is the most senior Chinese official in months to advocate warmer ties and resuming talks.

11 Jul 2020 - 2:25PM

Wang cites ‘most serious challenges in 40 years of relations’ and is the most senior Chinese official in months to advocate warmer ties and resuming talks.

China ready to improve ties if US is willing, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi
US, Vietnam and Philippines accuse Beijing of ‘unlawful maritime claims’ with five-day drill in South China Sea

Exercises near the Paracel Islands break pledge not to militarise contested maritime region, says US Department of Defence.

3 Jul 2020 - 10:21PM

Exercises near the Paracel Islands break pledge not to militarise contested maritime region, says US Department of Defence.

US, Vietnam and Philippines accuse Beijing of ‘unlawful maritime claims’ with five-day drill in South China Sea
National security law will uphold ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong, top Beijing official says

The new law ‘effectively stops the loopholes’ that existed in Hong Kong and undermined national security, senior Beijing official says.

1 Jul 2020 - 4:57PM

The new law ‘effectively stops the loopholes’ that existed in Hong Kong and undermined national security, senior Beijing official says.

National security law will uphold ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong, top Beijing official says
Hong Kong and other disagreements dominate US-China Hawaii meeting

Top diplomats agree to improve worsening bilateral relations according to Chinese state media agency Xinhua.

18 Jun 2020 - 9:06PM

Top diplomats agree to improve worsening bilateral relations according to Chinese state media agency Xinhua.

Hong Kong and other disagreements dominate US-China Hawaii meeting
Hawaii talks: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi on Wednesday

Date has been fixed for meeting, according to source, but Beijing says only that the two sides have maintained communication.

16 Jun 2020 - 4:03PM

Date has been fixed for meeting, according to source, but Beijing says only that the two sides have maintained communication.

Hawaii talks: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi on Wednesday
China, US planning to hold top-level talks in Hawaii, source says

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expected to lead American delegation, with Politburo member Yang Jiechi set to head Chinese team, insider says.

14 Jun 2020 - 2:26PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expected to lead American delegation, with Politburo member Yang Jiechi set to head Chinese team, insider says.

China, US planning to hold top-level talks in Hawaii, source says
US warship sails through Taiwan Strait on Tiananmen Square anniversary

Seventh transit this year by US navy continues its active presence, a day after state TV shows Chinese tanks storming beaches in apparent warning to Taiwan.

5 Jun 2020 - 10:58PM

Seventh transit this year by US navy continues its active presence, a day after state TV shows Chinese tanks storming beaches in apparent warning to Taiwan.

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait on Tiananmen Square anniversary
PLA holds high altitude exercise as China-India border tensions continue

The recent drill in Tibet included drones and explosives to put troops to test in extreme, complicated situations.

3 Jun 2020 - 11:04PM

The recent drill in Tibet included drones and explosives to put troops to test in extreme, complicated situations.

PLA holds high altitude exercise as China-India border tensions continue
US-China tensions set to worsen as moderates lose out to hardliners, observers say

Chinese groups calling for more ‘fighting spirit’ are getting the upper hand on those who favour calm and cooperation, government adviser says.

30 May 2020 - 11:30PM

Chinese groups calling for more ‘fighting spirit’ are getting the upper hand on those who favour calm and cooperation, government adviser says.

US-China tensions set to worsen as moderates lose out to hardliners, observers say
China vows to hit back at US over any action on Hong Kong national security law

Foreign ministry says bill for the city is Beijing’s concern and it will accept no foreign interference.

5 Jun 2020 - 10:38AM

Foreign ministry says bill for the city is Beijing’s concern and it will accept no foreign interference.

China vows to hit back at US over any action on Hong Kong national security law
China promises to boost belt and road health projects amid coronavirus pandemic

Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Beijing will work to build ‘healthy silk road’ with belt and road partners.

25 May 2020 - 8:06AM

Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Beijing will work to build ‘healthy silk road’ with belt and road partners.

China promises to boost belt and road health projects amid coronavirus pandemic
China’s Hong Kong chief steps down from top political advisory post

HKMAO director leaves the CPPCC’s national committee just days before the body convenes in Beijing.

20 May 2020 - 3:08AM

HKMAO director leaves the CPPCC’s national committee just days before the body convenes in Beijing.

China’s Hong Kong chief steps down from top political advisory post
Former boss of China aircraft carrier programme in corruption probe

Investigation of Hu Wenming follows last year’s jailing of another senior member of scandal-hit corporation.

13 May 2020 - 11:13PM

Investigation of Hu Wenming follows last year’s jailing of another senior member of scandal-hit corporation.

Former boss of China aircraft carrier programme in corruption probe
China seeks to dismiss US coronavirus claims as calls for compensation grow

Rebuttal published by state news agency Xinhua seeks to dismiss claims linking Wuhan lab to outbreak and insists there is no basis for it to pay damages

11 May 2020 - 3:07PM

Rebuttal published by state news agency Xinhua seeks to dismiss claims linking Wuhan lab to outbreak and insists there is no basis for it to pay damages

China seeks to dismiss US coronavirus claims as calls for compensation grow
China offers to help North Korea fight coronavirus as Kim Jong-un returns to public view

Pyongyang has not officially recorded any cases of disease, but Xi Jinping tells his counterpart that Beijing is ready to help contain the spread of Covid-19.

9 May 2020 - 10:48PM

Pyongyang has not officially recorded any cases of disease, but Xi Jinping tells his counterpart that Beijing is ready to help contain the spread of Covid-19.

China offers to help North Korea fight coronavirus as Kim Jong-un returns to public view
Delayed South China Sea talks expose China’s complex relationship with neighbours during pandemic

Nations may need help from China during virus outbreaks but remain wary of Beijing as adversary in disputed waters.

7 May 2020 - 5:20PM

Nations may need help from China during virus outbreaks but remain wary of Beijing as adversary in disputed waters.

Delayed South China Sea talks expose China’s complex relationship with neighbours during pandemic
Chinese navy anti-piracy drill ends with detour through South China Sea islands for US attention

Manoeuvre comes days after US Navy challenged Beijing’s claim to Spratly Islands.

5 May 2020 - 3:18PM

Manoeuvre comes days after US Navy challenged Beijing’s claim to Spratly Islands.

Chinese navy anti-piracy drill ends with detour through South China Sea islands for US attention
US intelligence says coronavirus was not man-made but theory it leaked from Wuhan lab needs more investigation

Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it has not ruled on speculation that virus leaked from lab and will ‘rigorously examine’ evidence coming out of Wuhan.

1 May 2020 - 4:11PM

Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it has not ruled on speculation that virus leaked from lab and will ‘rigorously examine’ evidence coming out of Wuhan.

US intelligence says coronavirus was not man-made but theory it leaked from Wuhan lab needs more investigation
Chinese and US militaries on Covid-19 alert in Djibouti as rivals face common threat

Both countries act to pre-empt potential outbreaks, with measures imposed at China’s only overseas base and the US’ largest African installation.

24 Apr 2020 - 11:28PM

Both countries act to pre-empt potential outbreaks, with measures imposed at China’s only overseas base and the US’ largest African installation.

Chinese and US militaries on Covid-19 alert in Djibouti as rivals face common threat
China prosecutes first overseas national for Hong Kong interference

Belizean businessman arrested in November prosecuted for interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs and endangering Chinese national security.

28 Apr 2020 - 1:29PM

Belizean businessman arrested in November prosecuted for interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs and endangering Chinese national security.

China prosecutes first overseas national for Hong Kong interference
China and US promise to cooperate in fight against coronavirus – but how long will it last?

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for unity and solidarity in call with US President Donald Trump and pledges support.

28 Mar 2020 - 2:26AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for unity and solidarity in call with US President Donald Trump and pledges support.

China and US promise to cooperate in fight against coronavirus – but how long will it last?
Coronavirus: China-US tit-for-tat claims cast shadow over G20 crisis talks

No let-up in accusations over the handling of the pandemic despite a call for unity from Beijing.

27 Mar 2020 - 12:03AM

No let-up in accusations over the handling of the pandemic despite a call for unity from Beijing.

Coronavirus: China-US tit-for-tat claims cast shadow over G20 crisis talks
Coronavirus carriers with no symptoms could spread disease, Italian study shows

Analysis of patients in Lombardy region shows similar viral load, regardless of symptom severity as pandemic accelerates around the world.

27 Mar 2020 - 3:45PM

Analysis of patients in Lombardy region shows similar viral load, regardless of symptom severity as pandemic accelerates around the world.

Coronavirus carriers with no symptoms could spread disease, Italian study shows
Coronavirus hits expert Ian Lipkin, as global cases surpass 400,000

Leading authority on infectious diseases, and consultant to 2011 movie Contagion, says if it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone.

25 Mar 2020 - 4:11PM

Leading authority on infectious diseases, and consultant to 2011 movie Contagion, says if it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone.

Coronavirus hits expert Ian Lipkin, as global cases surpass 400,000
WHO chief calls for aggressive tactics as coronavirus cases soar across the world

‘Aggressive and targeted’ tactics needed to curb spread of Covid-19 as more than 100,000 new infections recorded in just four days.

24 Mar 2020 - 11:58PM

‘Aggressive and targeted’ tactics needed to curb spread of Covid-19 as more than 100,000 new infections recorded in just four days.

WHO chief calls for aggressive tactics as coronavirus cases soar across the world