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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Political heavyweights say Beijing has right to intervene to resolve crisis in Hong Kong

Government adviser also tells seminar in Shenzhen that mobilising PLA troops in the city would not bring an end to ‘one country, two systems’.

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Government adviser also tells seminar in Shenzhen that mobilising PLA troops in the city would not bring an end to ‘one country, two systems’.

Political heavyweights say Beijing has right to intervene to resolve crisis in Hong Kong
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to head to Beijing under pressure to take tough line on South China Sea

China should take steps to ease domestic demands on Duterte after sinking of Filipino fishing boat in contested waters, analyst says.

23 Aug 2019 - 10:09PM

China should take steps to ease domestic demands on Duterte after sinking of Filipino fishing boat in contested waters, analyst says.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to head to Beijing under pressure to take tough line on South China Sea
Donald Trump says Tiananmen Square-style crackdown in Hong Kong would harm trade talks

President’s comments came as Washington and Beijing look to revive talks aimed at ending their trade war.

20 Aug 2019 - 6:14PM

President’s comments came as Washington and Beijing look to revive talks aimed at ending their trade war.

Donald Trump says Tiananmen Square-style crackdown in Hong Kong would harm trade talks
Donald Trump plans phone call to Xi Jinping ‘very soon’ – and says China will get tough over fentanyl

China wants to follow through quickly on stemming flow of opioid to US, he says, adding that the unexpected meeting of top diplomats Yang Jiechi and Mike Pompeo was ‘a very good conversation’.

16 Aug 2019 - 4:30PM

China wants to follow through quickly on stemming flow of opioid to US, he says, adding that the unexpected meeting of top diplomats Yang Jiechi and Mike Pompeo was ‘a very good conversation’.

Donald Trump plans phone call to Xi Jinping ‘very soon’ – and says China will get tough over fentanyl
US-China cooperation not a priority for either side, says Beijing academic

Any chance of an end to trade war is gone and chances to work together have turned into disputes, Shi Yinhong of Renmin University says.

13 Aug 2019 - 3:01AM

Any chance of an end to trade war is gone and chances to work together have turned into disputes, Shi Yinhong of Renmin University says.

US-China cooperation not a priority for either side, says Beijing academic
China says US is using ‘gangster logic’ after Washington calls Beijing a ‘thuggish regime’

Foreign ministry commissioner’s office in Hong Kong also calls comments by a US State Department spokeswoman ‘blatant slander against China’.

9 Aug 2019 - 9:21PM

Foreign ministry commissioner’s office in Hong Kong also calls comments by a US State Department spokeswoman ‘blatant slander against China’.

China says US is using ‘gangster logic’ after Washington calls Beijing a ‘thuggish regime’
South China Sea: Chinese ship leaves Vietnamese zone, but is it only refuelling?

Tracking data suggests Haiyang Dizhi 8 has left Vanguard Bank, where tensions flared over apparent harassment of Vietnam’s gas and oil exploration, but it sailed only as far as a disputed reef controlled by China.

8 Aug 2019 - 7:17PM

Tracking data suggests Haiyang Dizhi 8 has left Vanguard Bank, where tensions flared over apparent harassment of Vietnam’s gas and oil exploration, but it sailed only as far as a disputed reef controlled by China.

South China Sea: Chinese ship leaves Vietnamese zone, but is it only refuelling?
Mainland China to boycott Golden Horse awards in latest attempt to squeeze Taiwan

The annual ‘Chinese-language Oscars’ will not feature mainland films after Beijing bans them from it – the week after barring solo mainland travellers from visiting Taiwan, set to cost the self-ruled island billions.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:19PM

The annual ‘Chinese-language Oscars’ will not feature mainland films after Beijing bans them from it – the week after barring solo mainland travellers from visiting Taiwan, set to cost the self-ruled island billions.

Mainland China to boycott Golden Horse awards in latest attempt to squeeze Taiwan
Meeting with China’s top academics marks the start of annual Beidaihe summit

State media reports that Politburo member Chen Xi passed on greetings to scholars from the president – signalling closed-door gathering has begun.

4 Aug 2019 - 12:21AM

State media reports that Politburo member Chen Xi passed on greetings to scholars from the president – signalling closed-door gathering has begun.

Meeting with China’s top academics marks the start of annual Beidaihe summit
Donald Trump’s latest tariffs won’t resolve trade war, says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Adding more tariffs is not constructive, Wang says, after US president’s announcement that he would target US$300 billion of Chinese imports.

2 Aug 2019 - 3:23PM

Adding more tariffs is not constructive, Wang says, after US president’s announcement that he would target US$300 billion of Chinese imports.

Donald Trump’s latest tariffs won’t resolve trade war, says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
Chinese army’s Hong Kong chief says troops are ready to protect nation’s sovereignty

Hong Kong garrison releases three-minute propaganda video that includes anti-riot drills and refers to Hong Kong as its commander comments on the city for the first time since protests against the extradition bill began in June.

2 Aug 2019 - 6:26PM

Hong Kong garrison releases three-minute propaganda video that includes anti-riot drills and refers to Hong Kong as its commander comments on the city for the first time since protests against the extradition bill began in June.

Chinese army’s Hong Kong chief says troops are ready to protect nation’s sovereignty
China makes concession on US farm goods in ‘frank’ and ‘constructive’ talks

First meeting of Chinese and American negotiators for two months wraps up in Shanghai.

1 Aug 2019 - 5:55AM

First meeting of Chinese and American negotiators for two months wraps up in Shanghai.

China makes concession on US farm goods in ‘frank’ and ‘constructive’ talks
US-China trade talks: Donald Trump says trade deal may need to wait until after US election

Chinese negotiators should ‘probably wait’ until after the 2020 poll to see if a Democrat wins as they could then get a ‘great deal’, US president says.

31 Jul 2019 - 7:35AM

Chinese negotiators should ‘probably wait’ until after the 2020 poll to see if a Democrat wins as they could then get a ‘great deal’, US president says.

US-China trade talks: Donald Trump says trade deal may need to wait until after US election
China deploys J-20 stealth fighter ‘to keep tabs on Taiwan’

Aircraft could also be used to counterbalance Japanese and US military activities in the region, analysts say.

27 Jul 2019 - 10:39PM

Aircraft could also be used to counterbalance Japanese and US military activities in the region, analysts say.

China deploys J-20 stealth fighter ‘to keep tabs on Taiwan’
South China Sea: Vietnam extends operation of oil rig on Vanguard Bank as stand-off with Beijing continues

Hanoi says Hakuryu-5 joint operation with Russia will now run until September 15, while coastguard vessels from China and Vietnam continue vigil on disputed reef.

26 Jul 2019 - 4:37PM

Hanoi says Hakuryu-5 joint operation with Russia will now run until September 15, while coastguard vessels from China and Vietnam continue vigil on disputed reef.

South China Sea: Vietnam extends operation of oil rig on Vanguard Bank as stand-off with Beijing continues
‘Let the police do their job’: Hong Kong stock exchange chief cautions against military intervention

PLA’s role is to protect national sovereignty, and ‘one country, two systems’ should be safeguarded, Charles Li says.

26 Jul 2019 - 6:26AM

PLA’s role is to protect national sovereignty, and ‘one country, two systems’ should be safeguarded, Charles Li says.

‘Let the police do their job’: Hong Kong stock exchange chief cautions against military intervention
Chinese military can be deployed at Hong Kong’s request to contain protests, Beijing says

Radical protesters are challenging mainland government’s authority and principle of ‘one country, two systems’, defence spokesman says, citing Garrison Law that gives Hong Kong the option of asking for PLA’s help.

25 Jul 2019 - 7:12AM

Radical protesters are challenging mainland government’s authority and principle of ‘one country, two systems’, defence spokesman says, citing Garrison Law that gives Hong Kong the option of asking for PLA’s help.

Chinese military can be deployed at Hong Kong’s request to contain protests, Beijing says
Russia, Japan, South Korea, China fighter jets in complex East Asia stand-off

Day of tension starts with shots fired, ends with protests and denials with disputed islands at centre of airspace allegations.

23 Jul 2019 - 11:59PM

Day of tension starts with shots fired, ends with protests and denials with disputed islands at centre of airspace allegations.

Russia, Japan, South Korea, China fighter jets in complex East Asia stand-off
European Parliament approves motion on Hong Kong, as Beijing calls it full of ‘ignorance and prejudice’

Do the 85 European politicians who tabled the document understand ‘the basic concept of the rule of law?’, foreign ministry’s office in city asks.

25 Jul 2019 - 2:47PM

Do the 85 European politicians who tabled the document understand ‘the basic concept of the rule of law?’, foreign ministry’s office in city asks.

European Parliament approves motion on Hong Kong, as Beijing calls it full of ‘ignorance and prejudice’
China blocking Malaysian and Vietnamese oil and gas vessels shows greater willingness to intimidate, says think tank

Actions at Vanguard Bank in disputed Spratly Islands ‘raises collision risk’, says think tank as it cites data showing China has harassed Malaysian and Vietnamese ships for at least six weeks.

19 Jul 2019 - 1:38PM

Actions at Vanguard Bank in disputed Spratly Islands ‘raises collision risk’, says think tank as it cites data showing China has harassed Malaysian and Vietnamese ships for at least six weeks.

China blocking Malaysian and Vietnamese oil and gas vessels shows greater willingness to  intimidate, says think tank
Beijing to impose sanctions on US firms involved in US$2.2 billion Taiwan arms deal

Move necessary to ‘protect national interest’, foreign ministry says.

12 Jul 2019 - 10:32PM

Move necessary to ‘protect national interest’, foreign ministry says.

Beijing to impose sanctions on US firms involved in US$2.2 billion Taiwan arms deal
‘We need to talk’: call for Chinese and Indian navies to communicate

Ambassador to China Vikram Misri says they will be ‘meeting more and more in common waters’, and more exchanges are needed.

9 Jul 2019 - 11:29PM

Ambassador to China Vikram Misri says they will be ‘meeting more and more in common waters’, and more exchanges are needed.

‘We need to talk’: call for Chinese and Indian navies to communicate
China won’t buy US agricultural products if Americans ‘flip-flop’ in trade talks – state media

Beijing also wants to see if Washington eases supply restrictions on Huawei before it commits to buying American soybeans, source says.

8 Jul 2019 - 11:58AM

Beijing also wants to see if Washington eases supply restrictions on Huawei before it commits to buying American soybeans, source says.

China won’t buy US agricultural products if Americans ‘flip-flop’ in trade talks – state media
China protests over British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s warning on Hong Kong agreement

Chinese foreign ministry accuses Hunt of interfering in the city’s affairs and of harbouring ‘colonial illusions’.

4 Jul 2019 - 9:33AM

Chinese foreign ministry accuses Hunt of interfering in the city’s affairs and of harbouring ‘colonial illusions’.

China protests over British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s warning on Hong Kong agreement
‘China hasn’t won, but it hasn’t lost either’ as trade talks with US enter new stage

Meeting between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump in Osaka helped to ease tensions, but response in Beijing has been cautious.

2 Jul 2019 - 11:02AM

Meeting between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump in Osaka helped to ease tensions, but response in Beijing has been cautious.

‘China hasn’t won, but it hasn’t lost either’ as trade talks with US enter new stage
Donald Trump, Xi Jinping agree to trade war truce and to resume talks after G20 summit meeting

North Korea, Taiwan and students also discussed in Osaka, Japan, while Chinese leader tells US counterpart that Beijing must protect its ‘core interest’, according to Xinhua.

29 Jun 2019 - 4:53PM

North Korea, Taiwan and students also discussed in Osaka, Japan, while Chinese leader tells US counterpart that Beijing must protect its ‘core interest’, according to Xinhua.

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping agree to trade war truce and to resume talks after G20 summit meeting
Victims of intellectual property theft will be compensated, Xi Jinping tells world leaders

Chinese leader also says a channel will be set up for foreign firms to make complaints and Beijing will take ‘major steps’ to further liberalise economy.

29 Jun 2019 - 8:27AM

Chinese leader also says a channel will be set up for foreign firms to make complaints and Beijing will take ‘major steps’ to further liberalise economy.

Victims of intellectual property theft will be compensated, Xi Jinping tells world leaders
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