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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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’
US-China relationship must not ‘return to the cold war’: Beijing diplomat asks Washington to be patient

The US and China cannot return to the traditional rivalry of major powers in the 19th or 20th century, he said, calling on both sides to build a ‘shared vision’ and a ‘shared community’.

1 Mar 2019 - 9:46AM

The US and China cannot return to the traditional rivalry of major powers in the 19th or 20th century, he said, calling on both sides to build a ‘shared vision’ and a ‘shared community’.

US-China relationship must not ‘return to the cold war’: Beijing diplomat asks Washington to be patient
China makes Mar-a-Lago summit a priority as US trade war talks continue

While negotiators work towards final agreement, preparations are under way for the next meeting between President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump.

27 Feb 2019 - 12:27PM

While negotiators work towards final agreement, preparations are under way for the next meeting between President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump.

China makes Mar-a-Lago summit a priority as US trade war talks continue
Several Chinese negotiators stay in Washington to continue talks on thorny trade issues

Vice-Premier Liu He, the head of the delegation, has departed for Beijing, sources say, while ‘some technical level’ discussions were held on Monday morning.

26 Feb 2019 - 3:59PM

Vice-Premier Liu He, the head of the delegation, has departed for Beijing, sources say, while ‘some technical level’ discussions were held on Monday morning.

Several Chinese negotiators stay in Washington to continue talks on thorny trade issues
Chinese and US trade negotiators tussle over enforcement issues during ‘very productive talks’

Discussions on Sunday revolve around the thorny issue of how to enforce a potential trade deal as Donald Trump touts ‘very productive talks’.

25 Feb 2019 - 11:28PM

Discussions on Sunday revolve around the thorny issue of how to enforce a potential trade deal as Donald Trump touts ‘very productive talks’.

Chinese and US trade negotiators tussle over enforcement issues during ‘very productive talks’
China, US will ‘redouble efforts and speed up’ trade talks, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He says

Negotiations in Washington extended for another 48 hours as the two sides try to reach a deal to end tariff war.

23 Feb 2019 - 11:24PM

Negotiations in Washington extended for another 48 hours as the two sides try to reach a deal to end tariff war.

China, US will ‘redouble efforts and speed up’ trade talks, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He says
US and Chinese officials say a trade war deal is ‘extremely’ likely

China would sharply boost purchases of US agricultural products and open its electronic payment market to Visa and MasterCard.

23 Feb 2019 - 12:24PM

China would sharply boost purchases of US agricultural products and open its electronic payment market to Visa and MasterCard.

US and Chinese officials say a trade war deal is ‘extremely’ likely
New round of US-China trade talks begins in Washington with eye toward reaching framework for final deal

Beijing is expected to announce a large purchase of US agricultural and energy products, which will be incorporated into the overall agreement.

22 Feb 2019 - 6:32PM

Beijing is expected to announce a large purchase of US agricultural and energy products, which will be incorporated into the overall agreement.

New round of US-China trade talks begins in Washington with eye toward reaching framework for final deal
‘Don’t poke China but keep it guessing’: White House insider Michael Pillsbury’s take on Trump’s strategy

White House characterises China as competition, not an enemy, but Beijing’s military expansion strategy in South China Sea must be properly tested, Pillsbury says.

20 Feb 2019 - 11:28PM

White House characterises China as competition, not an enemy, but Beijing’s military expansion strategy in South China Sea must be properly tested, Pillsbury says.

‘Don’t poke China but keep it guessing’: White House insider Michael Pillsbury’s take on Trump’s strategy
‘Like pulling teeth’: In trade talks, China and US said to be far apart on structural changes by Beijing

China has proposed parallel talks aimed at resolving Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case, sources say.

15 Feb 2019 - 5:48PM

China has proposed parallel talks aimed at resolving Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case, sources say.

‘Like pulling teeth’: In trade talks, China and US said to be far apart on structural changes by Beijing
China puts economy at risk by spurning market-oriented reforms it once promoted, long-time observer Nicholas Lardy warns

The private sector has been sidelined despite Beijing’s 2013 decision to allow market forces to play a decisive role in the economy, US economist Nicholas Lardy says.

13 Feb 2019 - 10:41PM

The private sector has been sidelined despite Beijing’s 2013 decision to allow market forces to play a decisive role in the economy, US economist Nicholas Lardy says.

China puts economy at risk by spurning market-oriented reforms it once promoted, long-time observer Nicholas Lardy warns
US and allies urged to increase digital investments in Asia to counter China’s belt and road tech projects

Panel says Beijing’s big ambitions raise cybersecurity issues, with one analyst saying China ‘will dominate the region’ if US and its allies fail to offer alternative.

7 Feb 2019 - 10:03PM

Panel says Beijing’s big ambitions raise cybersecurity issues, with one analyst saying China ‘will dominate the region’ if US and its allies fail to offer alternative.

US and allies urged to increase digital investments in Asia to counter China’s belt and road tech projects
Donald Trump hails trade talks’ progress, says meeting Xi Jinping ‘possible’ on trip to meet Kim Jong-un

Liu He delivers letter from Xi that says China hopes both sides will meet halfway; Trump calls the letter ‘beautiful’ and says it is possible he and Xi could meet more than once before March 1 deadline.

1 Feb 2019 - 3:35PM

Liu He delivers letter from Xi that says China hopes both sides will meet halfway; Trump calls the letter ‘beautiful’ and says it is possible he and Xi could meet more than once before March 1 deadline.

Donald Trump hails trade talks’ progress, says meeting Xi Jinping ‘possible’ on trip to meet Kim Jong-un
Donald Trump says trade war will ‘hopefully’ be resolved before March – but not before he’s met Xi Jinping

US President Donald Trump tweeted that ‘Meetings are going well with good intent and spirit on both sides’ on the second day of trade talks, as teams work towards a March 1 deadline. Sources say that China is focusing on buying American goods in bulk to end the trade war, and not offering concessions on tech or government subsidies.

1 Feb 2019 - 2:41AM

US President Donald Trump tweeted that ‘Meetings are going well with good intent and spirit on both sides’ on the second day of trade talks, as teams work towards a March 1 deadline. Sources say that China is focusing on buying American goods in bulk to end the trade war, and not offering concessions on tech or government subsidies.

Donald Trump says trade war will ‘hopefully’ be resolved before March – but not before he’s met Xi Jinping
We need to talk about Huawei: Europe debates ban on Chinese tech giant over fears of back doors in 5G networks

Countries weigh risk of Beijing building back doors into European 5G networks but telecom firms urge restraint.

1 Feb 2019 - 10:21AM

Countries weigh risk of Beijing building back doors into European 5G networks but telecom firms urge restraint.

We need to talk about Huawei: Europe debates ban on Chinese tech giant over fears of back doors in 5G networks
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin upbeat after first day of US-China trade war talks in Washington

US treasury secretary makes brief but positive comment as other delegates remain tight-lipped at end of opening negotiations.

2 Feb 2019 - 1:29AM

US treasury secretary makes brief but positive comment as other delegates remain tight-lipped at end of opening negotiations.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin upbeat after first day of US-China trade war talks in Washington
China and US face two more rounds of talks if they want to end trade war before March 1 deadline

Diplomats and observers say both sides will need more talks after the latest round of negotiations finishes in Washington this week.

30 Jan 2019 - 11:22PM

Diplomats and observers say both sides will need more talks after the latest round of negotiations finishes in Washington this week.

China and US face two more rounds of talks if they want to end trade war before March 1 deadline
Washington and Beijing ‘miles and miles’ from trade resolution, says US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

‘There are lots and lots of issues’ that need to be worked out, says the US commerce secretary, including enforcement mechanisms for failure to adhere to commitments.

25 Jan 2019 - 3:53AM

‘There are lots and lots of issues’ that need to be worked out, says the US commerce secretary, including enforcement mechanisms for failure to adhere to commitments.

Washington and Beijing ‘miles and miles’ from trade resolution, says US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
If China wants to quieten ‘belt and road’ critics, it must meet global investing rules, says former securities watchdog boss

Xiao Gang, former chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said belt and road investment built solely around Chinese funds is not sustainable. It was his first public speech overseas since stepping down as securities watchdog chief after China’s stock market meltdown.

24 Jan 2019 - 10:08PM

Xiao Gang, former chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said belt and road investment built solely around Chinese funds is not sustainable. It was his first public speech overseas since stepping down as securities watchdog chief after China’s stock market meltdown.

If China wants to quieten ‘belt and road’ critics, it must meet global investing rules, says former securities watchdog boss
What does winning the US-China trade war look like for Donald Trump and Xi Jinping?

For Trump to declare victory he needs China to further open its market to American exports; Xi needs the US to eliminate or sharply reduce tariffs.

24 Jan 2019 - 7:53PM

For Trump to declare victory he needs China to further open its market to American exports; Xi needs the US to eliminate or sharply reduce tariffs.

What does winning the US-China trade war look like for Donald Trump and Xi Jinping?
United States should focus on China’s technology plans when trade talks resume, business groups say

The US Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in China deliver a joint report to the Office of the US Trade Representative soon before trade talks are to resume.

23 Jan 2019 - 11:27PM

The US Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in China deliver a joint report to the Office of the US Trade Representative soon before trade talks are to resume.

United States should focus on China’s technology plans when trade talks resume, business groups say
US and China join forces to keep nuclear material from Nigeria out of the hands of terrorists

The mission, which included cooperation from six nations, moved highly enriched uranium from a research reactor in the state of Kaduna, which was believed to be a possible target of terrorist groups.

15 Jan 2019 - 11:28PM

The mission, which included cooperation from six nations, moved highly enriched uranium from a research reactor in the state of Kaduna, which was believed to be a possible target of terrorist groups.

US and China join forces to keep nuclear material from Nigeria out of the hands of terrorists