Wendy Wu

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.
Wendy Wu
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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Chinese President Xi Jinping sounds Long March rallying call as trade war tensions rise with United States

Trip to Ganzhou includes stop at major producer of rare earths, minerals essential to some low-carbon technology and left off US tariffs list.

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Trip to Ganzhou includes stop at major producer of rare earths, minerals essential to some low-carbon technology and left off US tariffs list.

Chinese President Xi Jinping sounds Long March rallying call as trade war tensions rise with United States
China needs to change, European firms say – but many doubt it will

Forced technology transfer affects fifth of European firms in China, poll finds – double that for 2017 – as EU Chamber of Commerce in China calls for speedier reform.

20 May 2019 - 11:28PM

Forced technology transfer affects fifth of European firms in China, poll finds – double that for 2017 – as EU Chamber of Commerce in China calls for speedier reform.

China needs to change, European firms say – but many doubt it will
Who’s coming when? Steven Mnuchin’s trade talks travel plan is news to Beijing

China ‘unaware’ of any such arrangements, commerce ministry says after US treasury secretary tells Congressional hearing he will be heading back to Beijing soon.

16 May 2019 - 10:57PM

China ‘unaware’ of any such arrangements, commerce ministry says after US treasury secretary tells Congressional hearing he will be heading back to Beijing soon.

Who’s coming when? Steven Mnuchin’s trade talks travel plan is news to Beijing
This ‘may be the start of the long haul’ in crossing the US-China trade divide

Washington and Beijing remain far apart on core issues and will alternate between conflict and talks, observers say.

11 May 2019 - 11:22PM

Washington and Beijing remain far apart on core issues and will alternate between conflict and talks, observers say.

This ‘may be the start of the long haul’ in crossing the US-China trade divide
China’s Vice-Premier Liu He says ‘small setbacks’ will not derail trade war talks

Despite ending without a deal, lead negotiator describes latest talks in Washington as ‘constructive’, says next round will be held in Beijing.

11 May 2019 - 11:23PM

Despite ending without a deal, lead negotiator describes latest talks in Washington as ‘constructive’, says next round will be held in Beijing.

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He says ‘small setbacks’ will not derail trade war talks
China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank raises US$2.5 billion from bond sale in London

British capital, US dollar ‘made sense’ for first issue, but lender will consider local currency issuances elsewhere in the world in the future, president says.

11 May 2019 - 3:16AM

British capital, US dollar ‘made sense’ for first issue, but lender will consider local currency issuances elsewhere in the world in the future, president says.

China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank raises US$2.5 billion from bond sale in London
China ‘puts Europe trade deal on back burner’ to put out US tariff fire

Uncertainties over talks between Washington and Beijing have overshadowed progress with Brussels, source says.

8 May 2019 - 11:24PM

Uncertainties over talks between Washington and Beijing have overshadowed progress with Brussels, source says.

China ‘puts Europe trade deal on back burner’ to put out US tariff fire
‘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?
China and United States focus on progress before fresh round of trade war talks

But even if the two countries seal a deal, further conflict is on the horizon, observers say.

1 May 2019 - 11:37AM

But even if the two countries seal a deal, further conflict is on the horizon, observers say.

China and United States focus on progress before fresh round of trade war talks
Chinese President Xi Jinping tries to stem rising chorus of doubts over Belt and Road Initiative

Speech to Belt and Road Forum strikes more measured tone compared with two years previously and seeks to address range of criticisms over project.

27 Apr 2019 - 4:35AM

Speech to Belt and Road Forum strikes more measured tone compared with two years previously and seeks to address range of criticisms over project.

Chinese President Xi Jinping tries to stem rising chorus of doubts over Belt and Road Initiative
Belt and road delegates welcome Xi Jinping’s pledges, but now they want action to back them up

Chinese president promised to open up economy and work with other countries, but one diplomat said these were ‘largely the same’ as previous pledges.

26 Apr 2019 - 10:32PM

Chinese president promised to open up economy and work with other countries, but one diplomat said these were ‘largely the same’ as previous pledges.

Belt and road delegates welcome Xi Jinping’s pledges, but now they want action to back them up
China protests over end to American waivers on Iranian oil imports

Beijing says normal energy cooperation is legal and Washington’s decision will add volatility to the market.

23 Apr 2019 - 11:26PM

Beijing says normal energy cooperation is legal and Washington’s decision will add volatility to the market.

China protests over end to American waivers on Iranian oil imports
After controversial phone call with Taiwan’s leader, Donald Trump was ‘urged to show restraint’

White House adviser Michael Pillsbury says he was criticised for his suggestions by China hawks.

16 Apr 2019 - 9:30AM

White House adviser Michael Pillsbury says he was criticised for his suggestions by China hawks.

After controversial phone call with Taiwan’s leader, Donald Trump was ‘urged to show restraint’
Chemistry between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump can smooth the way for China-US ties, Michael Pillsbury says

There will be trouble ahead for the world’s two biggest economies but it needn’t be all bad news, White House adviser says.

14 Apr 2019 - 4:28AM

There will be trouble ahead for the world’s two biggest economies but it needn’t be all bad news, White House adviser says.

Chemistry between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump can smooth the way for China-US ties, Michael Pillsbury says
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
No summit with China’s Xi Jinping until a deal to end trade war is final, Donald Trump says

The US president, speaking with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He at his side, said it might be another month before he could announce a meeting with Xi.

5 Apr 2019 - 3:33PM

The US president, speaking with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He at his side, said it might be another month before he could announce a meeting with Xi.

No summit with China’s Xi Jinping until a deal to end trade war is final, Donald Trump says
Break up ‘unnatural and abnormal’ monopolies to sustain high growth, US-China business group head urges Beijing

Monopoly model no longer works for nation that needs to focus on ‘globalisation on equal terms’, US-China Business Council president Craig Allen says.

4 Apr 2019 - 11:29PM

Monopoly model no longer works for nation that needs to focus on ‘globalisation on equal terms’, US-China Business Council president Craig Allen says.

Break up ‘unnatural and abnormal’ monopolies to sustain high growth, US-China business group head urges Beijing
China’s Vice-Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer start ‘endgame’ round of trade talks in Washington

Sticking points are said to include an enforcement mechanism that can hold China responsible for reforms it agrees to, as well as the removal of US tariffs.

4 Apr 2019 - 2:30PM

Sticking points are said to include an enforcement mechanism that can hold China responsible for reforms it agrees to, as well as the removal of US tariffs.

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer start ‘endgame’ round of trade talks in Washington
Amid US-China tensions, Washington gallery exhibit highlighting Chinese empresses’ lives serves as cultural bridge

‘Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644-1912’, organised by American and Chinese curators, is on view at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery through June 23.

30 Mar 2019 - 11:22PM

‘Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644-1912’, organised by American and Chinese curators, is on view at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery through June 23.

Amid US-China tensions, Washington gallery exhibit highlighting Chinese empresses’ lives serves as cultural bridge
Lost in translation? How verbal mishaps and lack of Chinese-language document threaten US-China trade deal

Misunderstandings and the lack of a Chinese-language text of the 120-page agreement Beijing was potentially agreeing to have raised barriers to a deal, says Michael Pillsbury, an outside adviser to Donald Trump.

28 Mar 2019 - 11:28PM

Misunderstandings and the lack of a Chinese-language text of the 120-page agreement Beijing was potentially agreeing to have raised barriers to a deal, says Michael Pillsbury, an outside adviser to Donald Trump.

Lost in translation? How verbal mishaps and lack of Chinese-language document threaten US-China trade deal
Cold war is back: Steve Bannon helps revive US committee to target ‘aggressive totalitarian foe’ China

Former White House strategist among founders of new version of group whose past incarnations focused on the Soviet Union, with members saying China poses ‘existential and ideological threat to US and idea of freedom’.

27 Mar 2019 - 1:28AM

Former White House strategist among founders of new version of group whose past incarnations focused on the Soviet Union, with members saying China poses ‘existential and ideological threat to US and idea of freedom’.

Cold war is back: Steve Bannon helps revive US committee to target ‘aggressive totalitarian foe’ China
European militaries ‘will do more to counter assertive China’ in Indo-Pacific

Naval operations expected to increase to protect freedom of navigation in key trade route amid concerns over China’s island-building and military activities, while EU leaders discuss proposals about relations with Beijing.

20 Mar 2019 - 10:43AM

Naval operations expected to increase to protect freedom of navigation in key trade route amid concerns over China’s island-building and military activities, while EU leaders discuss proposals about relations with Beijing.

European militaries ‘will do more to counter assertive China’ in Indo-Pacific
Donald Trump-Xi Jinping meeting to end US-China trade war may be pushed back to June, sources say

Hopes for an April deal appear to be fading, but the two sides could be able to reach agreement by the middle of the year.

18 Mar 2019 - 10:01AM

Hopes for an April deal appear to be fading, but the two sides could be able to reach agreement by the middle of the year.

Donald Trump-Xi Jinping meeting to end US-China trade war may be pushed back to June, sources say
Outcome of trade talks with China remains in doubt, top US trade official Robert Lighthizer tells senators

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says headway is being made but ‘there still are major, major issues that have to be resolved’.

13 Mar 2019 - 11:24PM

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says headway is being made but ‘there still are major, major issues that have to be resolved’.

Outcome of trade talks with China remains in doubt, top US trade official Robert Lighthizer tells senators
Casualties of trade war: Chinese in US denied licences to work with sensitive technologies

‘Deemed export’ licences, required for foreign nationals to gain access to restricted US technology, are harder to come by for Chinese, experts say, a trend expected to continue even if trade dispute is resolved.

13 Mar 2019 - 2:23PM

‘Deemed export’ licences, required for foreign nationals to gain access to restricted US technology, are harder to come by for Chinese, experts say, a trend expected to continue even if trade dispute is resolved.

Casualties of trade war: Chinese in US denied licences to work with sensitive technologies
US envoy for North Korea says ‘diplomacy still very much alive’ with Pyongyang despite summit collapse

But Stephen Biegun said North Korea must show it is fully committed to elimination of its nuclear weapons. Andrea Thompson, the US undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, said she believed Trump and Kim would meet again in a third summit.

12 Mar 2019 - 5:21AM

But Stephen Biegun said North Korea must show it is fully committed to elimination of its nuclear weapons. Andrea Thompson, the US undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, said she believed Trump and Kim would meet again in a third summit.

US envoy for North Korea says ‘diplomacy still very much alive’ with Pyongyang despite summit collapse
Reject idea of a blanket ban on Chinese access to American tech, US senators urged

US lawmakers at a Senate subcommittee hearing on the Chinese challenge to US competitiveness were told to bolster America’s strengths as an innovator and beacon for talent.

8 Mar 2019 - 3:05PM

US lawmakers at a Senate subcommittee hearing on the Chinese challenge to US competitiveness were told to bolster America’s strengths as an innovator and beacon for talent.

Reject idea of a blanket ban on Chinese access to American tech, US senators urged
US plays down reports a North Korean rocket site had ‘returned to normal operational status’

US State Department official concedes some activity at site North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to shut, but says it is not clear ‘why it’s happening and for what purpose’.

8 Mar 2019 - 7:40AM

US State Department official concedes some activity at site North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to shut, but says it is not clear ‘why it’s happening and for what purpose’.

US plays down reports a North Korean rocket site had ‘returned to normal operational status’
Send top delegation to Taipei, American senators urge Donald Trump as 40th anniversary of Taiwan Relations Act nears

Senators urge president to ‘underscore our nation’s enduring commitment to island’s democracy’ at April event planned by de facto US embassy in Taipei, while mayor of Taoyuan City calls for US to counter Chinese military presence.

5 Mar 2019 - 10:22PM

Senators urge president to ‘underscore our nation’s enduring commitment to island’s democracy’ at April event planned by de facto US embassy in Taipei, while mayor of Taoyuan City calls for US to counter Chinese military presence.

Send top delegation to Taipei, American senators urge Donald Trump as 40th anniversary of Taiwan Relations Act nears
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case will go ahead, Canada says after ‘thorough review of evidence’

Canadian officials conducted a “thorough and diligent review of the evidence” and determined it was sufficient to present the case to a judge for extradition, the Canadian Justice Department said.

2 Mar 2019 - 8:45PM

Canadian officials conducted a “thorough and diligent review of the evidence” and determined it was sufficient to present the case to a judge for extradition, the Canadian Justice Department said.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case will go ahead, Canada says after ‘thorough review of evidence’