Reporter, China

Wendy Wu is a Beijing-based reporter focusing on international finance and diplomacy. Her journalism career spans a decade and she has been reporting for the Post since 2015. Wendy has a master's degree in finance from Germany's University of Freiburg.

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China tells European Union it won’t miss out because of trade deal with US

Foreign ministry gives assurances that ‘absolutely no way will European business be affected’ by Beijing’s deal with Washington, EU’s ambassador to China Nicolas Chapuis says.

17 Jan 2020 - 11:09PM

Foreign ministry gives assurances that ‘absolutely no way will European business be affected’ by Beijing’s deal with Washington, EU’s ambassador to China Nicolas Chapuis says.

China tells European Union it won’t miss out because of trade deal with US
China’s deal to buy more US goods is ‘distortion of the market’, Europeans complain

Other partners fear impact of agreement, with head of EU Chamber of Commerce calling pledge to buy more American goods ‘distortion of the market’.

17 Jan 2020 - 6:56AM

Other partners fear impact of agreement, with head of EU Chamber of Commerce calling pledge to buy more American goods ‘distortion of the market’.

China’s deal to buy more US goods is ‘distortion of the market’, Europeans complain
Chinese giants thrive as European firms battle belt and road entry barriers, report says

European companies struggle to be more than niche players in grand infrastructure plan, according to leading business group.

16 Jan 2020 - 9:57PM

European companies struggle to be more than niche players in grand infrastructure plan, according to leading business group.

Chinese giants thrive as European firms battle belt and road entry barriers, report says
US, EU and Japan take aim at China with proposed WTO rules targeting state subsidies

Top trade officials say existing regulations are insufficient to tackle market distortions from state subsidies.

15 Jan 2020 - 11:20PM

Top trade officials say existing regulations are insufficient to tackle market distortions from state subsidies.

US, EU and Japan take aim at China with proposed WTO rules targeting state subsidies
China and EU may hold summit in Beijing at end of March, ahead of ‘17+1’ meeting

President Xi Jinping is then expected to host Central and Eastern European countries on April 15, according to sources

13 Jan 2020 - 11:24PM

President Xi Jinping is then expected to host Central and Eastern European countries on April 15, according to sources

China and EU may hold summit in Beijing at end of March, ahead of ‘17+1’ meeting
Iranian embassy in China turns travel agent in pitch to Lunar New Year holidaymakers

‘Security is not a problem,’ mission says after thanking ‘Chinese friends’ for their support after military clash with the US.

10 Jan 2020 - 5:45PM

‘Security is not a problem,’ mission says after thanking ‘Chinese friends’ for their support after military clash with the US.

Iranian embassy in China turns travel agent in pitch to Lunar New Year holidaymakers
As US and Iran step back from the brink, China faces energy security risk

Analysts say uncertainties in the Middle East may have implications for the country – a major buyer of oil in the region.

10 Jan 2020 - 3:23AM

Analysts say uncertainties in the Middle East may have implications for the country – a major buyer of oil in the region.

As US and Iran step back from the brink, China faces energy security risk
China’s commitment to Iran ‘unchanged’, Beijing envoy assures Tehran

Determination to develop ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’ remains, despite rising tensions in the region.

8 Jan 2020 - 3:58PM

Determination to develop ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’ remains, despite rising tensions in the region.

China’s commitment to Iran ‘unchanged’, Beijing envoy assures Tehran
China promises ‘relentless efforts’ to save Iran nuclear deal after US drone strike on Qassem Soleimani

Foreign ministry says Tehran has ‘shown restraint’ even though it pulled out of international accord to restrict uranium enhancement after killing of senior commander.

6 Jan 2020 - 11:26PM

Foreign ministry says Tehran has ‘shown restraint’ even though it pulled out of international accord to restrict uranium enhancement after killing of senior commander.

China promises ‘relentless efforts’ to save Iran nuclear deal after US drone strike on Qassem Soleimani
Can China and the EU put aside their differences and find common ground?

Beijing’s focus in 2020 is expected to be less on the US and more on Europe, with a packed agenda of cooperative engagements with Brussels.

7 Jan 2020 - 10:37AM

Beijing’s focus in 2020 is expected to be less on the US and more on Europe, with a packed agenda of cooperative engagements with Brussels.

Can China and the EU put aside their differences and find common ground?
China calls for calm after top Iranian military leader killed in US air strike

Beijing ‘highly concerned’ about escalating tensions in the Middle East and urges all sides, especially the US, to exercise restraint.

8 Jan 2020 - 2:05PM

Beijing ‘highly concerned’ about escalating tensions in the Middle East and urges all sides, especially the US, to exercise restraint.

China calls for calm after top Iranian military leader killed in US air strike
China says it doesn’t want to ‘lord it over’ other countries, as it prepares to sign US trade deal

Commentary in Communist Party mouthpiece stresses that the country’s rise is peaceful, as Beijing and Washington prepare to sign interim trade deal to defuse tensions.

31 Dec 2019 - 4:08PM

Commentary in Communist Party mouthpiece stresses that the country’s rise is peaceful, as Beijing and Washington prepare to sign interim trade deal to defuse tensions.

China says it doesn’t want to ‘lord it over’ other countries, as it prepares to sign US trade deal
China in high-speed rail top gear with launch of line to Winter Olympics city

Travel time from Beijing to Inner Mongolia to be cut dramatically, opening up prospects for tourism in the autonomous region.

30 Dec 2019 - 9:33AM

Travel time from Beijing to Inner Mongolia to be cut dramatically, opening up prospects for tourism in the autonomous region.

China in high-speed rail top gear with launch of line to Winter Olympics city
China ‘will honour’ US trade war deal promises as talks progress ‘in earnest’

Chinese ambassador to the United States says there is no problem about Beijing meeting its phase one commitments but the US must also live up to its vows on other issues such as Taiwan.

29 Dec 2019 - 11:06PM

Chinese ambassador to the United States says there is no problem about Beijing meeting its phase one commitments but the US must also live up to its vows on other issues such as Taiwan.

China ‘will honour’ US trade war deal promises as talks progress ‘in earnest’
China treads warily on US trade deal text to keep other partners on side

Beijing has to prevent the details of a phase one agreement from harming the interests of suppliers and markets such as Brazil, the EU and Russia, sources say.

26 Dec 2019 - 11:35PM

Beijing has to prevent the details of a phase one agreement from harming the interests of suppliers and markets such as Brazil, the EU and Russia, sources say.

China treads warily on US trade deal text to keep other partners on side
China denies forced labour claims after prisoner’s message is found in Tesco supermarket Christmas card

Spokesman for foreign ministry in Beijing insists story was ‘made up’ by Peter Humphrey, a Briton who spent 23 months in Chinese prisons.

24 Dec 2019 - 4:18AM

Spokesman for foreign ministry in Beijing insists story was ‘made up’ by Peter Humphrey, a Briton who spent 23 months in Chinese prisons.

China denies forced labour claims after prisoner’s message is found in Tesco supermarket Christmas card
Trump impeachment clouds prospects for US-China trade war talks

Facing trial in the Senate, US president likely to be too distracted to focus on resolving tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, observers say.

20 Dec 2019 - 2:25AM

Facing trial in the Senate, US president likely to be too distracted to focus on resolving tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, observers say.

Trump impeachment clouds prospects for US-China trade war talks
Why US-China trade talks aren’t out of the woods yet despite interim deal

Despite Friday’s announcement that the two sides had agreed to roll back tariffs there is still a risk that future talks could run into difficulty.

14 Dec 2019 - 11:37PM

Despite Friday’s announcement that the two sides had agreed to roll back tariffs there is still a risk that future talks could run into difficulty.

Why US-China trade talks aren’t out of the woods yet despite interim deal
Trade war: US, China reach ‘historic and enforceable’ phase one deal

The trade war deal between China and the US covers a wide range of issues, including intellectual property protection, technology transfers and agricultural purchases.

16 Dec 2019 - 11:41AM

The trade war deal between China and the US covers a wide range of issues, including intellectual property protection, technology transfers and agricultural purchases.

Trade war: US, China reach ‘historic and enforceable’ phase one deal
Trade deal may offer only short respite from US-China tensions, observers say

Interim agreement could give China time to stabilise economy and win Donald Trump support for his presidential election campaign, but long-term relations have been dominated by confrontation.

14 Dec 2019 - 5:57AM

Interim agreement could give China time to stabilise economy and win Donald Trump support for his presidential election campaign, but long-term relations have been dominated by confrontation.

Trade deal may offer only short respite from US-China tensions, observers say
China reaffirms any trade deal must be ‘mutually beneficial’

Foreign ministry stops short of saying deal has been finalised but points to stock market surge as positive sign.

13 Dec 2019 - 11:53PM

Foreign ministry stops short of saying deal has been finalised but points to stock market surge as positive sign.

China reaffirms any trade deal must be ‘mutually beneficial’
China cancels trade visit to Sweden over detained bookseller Gui Minhai’s free speech prize

Chinese ambassador threatened ‘bad consequences’ for Sweden after its culture minister presented award to Gui, represented by an empty chair.

10 Dec 2019 - 11:00PM

Chinese ambassador threatened ‘bad consequences’ for Sweden after its culture minister presented award to Gui, represented by an empty chair.

China cancels trade visit to Sweden over detained bookseller Gui Minhai’s free speech prize
Is patience wearing thin for foreign firms in Hong Kong after months of protests?

Business leader warns contingency plans are being made in case violence flares again in troubled city.

11 Dec 2019 - 1:44PM

Business leader warns contingency plans are being made in case violence flares again in troubled city.

Is patience wearing thin for foreign firms in Hong Kong after months of protests?
Trade war: China deal unlikely this week with US distracted by USMCA, but new tariffs not expected

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer is distracted by a North American trade deal, but sources on both sides have made a case for postponement of new tariffs.

10 Dec 2019 - 11:25PM

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer is distracted by a North American trade deal, but sources on both sides have made a case for postponement of new tariffs.

Trade war: China deal unlikely this week with US distracted by USMCA, but new tariffs not expected
Large European firms sidestepping ‘futile’ tariffs, not moving from China to US, survey suggests

‘Repetitive swings of the tariff hammer have proven anything but strategic,’ according to EU Chamber of Commerce – but smaller companies are ‘taking a steady beating’.

9 Dec 2019 - 11:04PM

‘Repetitive swings of the tariff hammer have proven anything but strategic,’ according to EU Chamber of Commerce – but smaller companies are ‘taking a steady beating’.

Large European firms sidestepping ‘futile’ tariffs, not moving from China to US, survey suggests
Just bluster? Beijing angered after Trump signs Hong Kong acts, but little sign of trade talks fallout

China takes aim at US after president signs act allowing sanctions against Hong Kong government, but Beijing still not in a rush to sign an agreement that would end their year-long trade war, analyst says.

29 Nov 2019 - 12:41AM

China takes aim at US after president signs act allowing sanctions against Hong Kong government, but Beijing still not in a rush to sign an agreement that would end their year-long trade war, analyst says.

Just bluster? Beijing angered after Trump signs Hong Kong acts, but little sign of trade talks fallout
China blames chaos in Middle East on United States’ ‘self-serving swashbuckling’

America is the only superpower with real influence in the region, but its unilateral approach is at the root of the problem, assistant foreign minister tells security forum in Beijing.

27 Nov 2019 - 11:18PM

America is the only superpower with real influence in the region, but its unilateral approach is at the root of the problem, assistant foreign minister tells security forum in Beijing.

China blames chaos in Middle East on United States’ ‘self-serving swashbuckling’
US-China trade war: Liu He, Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin hold phone call on core concerns over phase one deal

Liu He, Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin agree to continue communication about an agreement, Beijing says, as call suggests China is keeping trade negotiations separate from other disputes.

26 Nov 2019 - 11:44PM

Liu He, Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin agree to continue communication about an agreement, Beijing says, as call suggests China is keeping trade negotiations separate from other disputes.

US-China trade war: Liu He, Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin hold phone call on core concerns over phase one deal
China ready to turn its attention to Europe in 2020, as US trade deal gets closer

After a year of intense focus on its relations with Washington, Beijing is preparing for a renewal of its ties with the EU.

26 Nov 2019 - 2:46AM

After a year of intense focus on its relations with Washington, Beijing is preparing for a renewal of its ties with the EU.

China ready to turn its attention to Europe in 2020, as US trade deal gets closer
China’s civil service exam attracts 1.4 million applicants with eyes on the prize of an ‘iron rice bowl’ job

The national public service exam, or guokao as it is known in Mandarin, is a hotly contested annual event, with this year’s entrants having just a 1-in-60 chance of success.

25 Nov 2019 - 10:35AM

The national public service exam, or guokao as it is known in Mandarin, is a hotly contested annual event, with this year’s entrants having just a 1-in-60 chance of success.

China’s civil service exam attracts 1.4 million applicants with eyes on the prize of an ‘iron rice bowl’ job