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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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‘Unknown pneumonia’ deadlier than coronavirus sweeping Kazakhstan, Chinese embassy warns

Statement from embassy warns that death rate is ‘much higher’ than coronavirus and says local authorities have yet to identify cause.

12 Jul 2020 - 8:36PM

Statement from embassy warns that death rate is ‘much higher’ than coronavirus and says local authorities have yet to identify cause.

‘Unknown pneumonia’ deadlier than coronavirus sweeping Kazakhstan, Chinese embassy warns
US ‘megaphone diplomacy’ risks turning small matters into a crisis, warns Chinese minister

Foreign vice-minister Le Yucheng tells online conference that the two sides should find ways to carry on communicating and cooperating.

9 Jul 2020 - 12:35AM

Foreign vice-minister Le Yucheng tells online conference that the two sides should find ways to carry on communicating and cooperating.

US ‘megaphone diplomacy’ risks turning small matters into a crisis, warns Chinese minister
Xi Jinping tells Vladimir Putin: China and Russia should stand firm against unilateralism

Telephone conversation follows growing tensions between China and India, which both have long-standing strategic partnerships with Moscow.

9 Jul 2020 - 3:12AM

Telephone conversation follows growing tensions between China and India, which both have long-standing strategic partnerships with Moscow.

Xi Jinping tells Vladimir Putin: China and Russia should stand firm against unilateralism
Foreign firms in Hong Kong face ‘huge insecurity’ over national security law

Vague language, broad provisions and clause stating they could be punished for imposing sanctions has companies concerned, and sources say it could be a wake-up call for businesses.

8 Jul 2020 - 12:33AM

Vague language, broad provisions and clause stating they could be punished for imposing sanctions has companies concerned, and sources say it could be a wake-up call for businesses.

Foreign firms in Hong Kong face ‘huge insecurity’ over national security law
After bubonic plague confirmed, Chinese officials urge precautions

A hospital in Bayannur, Inner Mongolia, reported that a herdsman had contracted the disease; Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says travellers to the autonomous region should avoid eating wild animals and camping in the grasslands.

7 Jul 2020 - 5:04PM

A hospital in Bayannur, Inner Mongolia, reported that a herdsman had contracted the disease; Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says travellers to the autonomous region should avoid eating wild animals and camping in the grasslands.

After bubonic plague confirmed, Chinese officials urge precautions
Our two countries must overlook differences to defeat coronavirus, say American business leaders in China

American Chamber of Commerce in China says two superpowers should give up ‘unbridled competition’ and be better world leaders on pandemic.

6 Jul 2020 - 10:43PM

American Chamber of Commerce in China says two superpowers should give up ‘unbridled competition’ and be better world leaders on pandemic.

Our two countries must overlook differences to defeat coronavirus, say American business leaders in China
American firms’ move into China over past 20 years threatens US ability to lead and compete: report

As US business in China focuses more on high-end tech production, the risk rises that America is helping Beijing reach industrial and military goals: report.

2 Jul 2020 - 9:52PM

As US business in China focuses more on high-end tech production, the risk rises that America is helping Beijing reach industrial and military goals: report.

American firms’ move into China over past 20 years threatens US ability to lead and compete: report
Hong Kong PLA garrison troops chase fugitives in drill as national security law is passed

Ground, navy and air force personnel take part in exercise testing their ability to intercept people trying to flee by boat.

30 Jun 2020 - 11:54PM

Ground, navy and air force personnel take part in exercise testing their ability to intercept people trying to flee by boat.

Hong Kong PLA garrison troops chase fugitives in drill as national security law is passed
China vows to retaliate after US bans defence exports to Hong Kong over national security law

Foreign ministry spokesman says national security law that prompted Washington’s move is purely an internal matter and other countries have no right to interfere.

30 Jun 2020 - 11:37PM

Foreign ministry spokesman says national security law that prompted Washington’s move is purely an internal matter and other countries have no right to interfere.

China vows to retaliate after US bans defence exports to Hong Kong over national security law
Coronavirus stoking rising racism against Chinese-Canadians, survey finds

People say they have been spat on, yelled at and made to feel a threat to public health because of ethnicity.

25 Jun 2020 - 1:34AM

People say they have been spat on, yelled at and made to feel a threat to public health because of ethnicity.

Coronavirus stoking rising racism against Chinese-Canadians, survey finds
EU-China investment deal unlikely by year’s end, business group says

Failure to agree on key issues at Monday’s talks suggests deadline will be missed, head of EU Chamber of Commerce in China Joerg Wuttke says.

24 Jun 2020 - 11:43AM

Failure to agree on key issues at Monday’s talks suggests deadline will be missed, head of EU Chamber of Commerce in China Joerg Wuttke says.

EU-China investment deal unlikely by year’s end, business group says
EU-China summit: Beijing puts focus on consensus, while Brussels highlights differences

Investment agreement, human rights and Hong Kong raised in talks between Premier Li Keqiang and European Union leaders, bloc says. But there was ‘progress’ on treaty, according to Beijing.

23 Jun 2020 - 3:09AM

Investment agreement, human rights and Hong Kong raised in talks between Premier Li Keqiang and European Union leaders, bloc says. But there was ‘progress’ on treaty, according to Beijing.

EU-China summit: Beijing puts focus on consensus, while Brussels highlights differences
China votes to join Arms Trade Treaty that Donald Trump wants to leave

Decision shows Beijing’s determination to support multilateral mechanisms for arms control, analyst says.

21 Jun 2020 - 11:01PM

Decision shows Beijing’s determination to support multilateral mechanisms for arms control, analyst says.

China votes to join Arms Trade Treaty that Donald Trump wants to leave
Coronavirus, not border clash, to top agenda at China-India-Russia talks, observers say

Foreign ministers set to hold videoconference on Tuesday to discuss opportunities for cooperation amid Covid-19 pandemic.

21 Jun 2020 - 12:11AM

Foreign ministers set to hold videoconference on Tuesday to discuss opportunities for cooperation amid Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus, not border clash, to top agenda at China-India-Russia talks, observers say
US-China talks: Mike Pompeo’s seven-hour meeting with Yang Jiechi ‘helps atmosphere’ – but statements reveal divisions

The countries’ top diplomats indicate a wish to prevent a further deterioration in relations, but the two sides give differing accounts of the meeting.

19 Jun 2020 - 3:06PM

The countries’ top diplomats indicate a wish to prevent a further deterioration in relations, but the two sides give differing accounts of the meeting.

US-China talks: Mike Pompeo’s seven-hour meeting with Yang Jiechi ‘helps atmosphere’ – but statements reveal divisions
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
Why China did not retaliate after latest US move to target Huawei

Beijing prepared black list of ‘unreliable entities’ but was not prepared to take economic hit from targeting US business, source close to Chinese government says.

13 Jun 2020 - 10:45PM

Beijing prepared black list of ‘unreliable entities’ but was not prepared to take economic hit from targeting US business, source close to Chinese government says.

Why China did not retaliate after latest US move to target Huawei
Angela Merkel presses Chinese Premier Li Keqiang over economic reform

German leader tells Li Keqiang that better market access and equal treatment for foreign firms are key to reaching EU-China investment deal.

13 Jun 2020 - 5:36PM

German leader tells Li Keqiang that better market access and equal treatment for foreign firms are key to reaching EU-China investment deal.

Angela Merkel presses Chinese Premier Li Keqiang over economic reform
US admits relations with China are at ‘critical juncture’ as it reopens Wuhan consulate after coronavirus closure

US state department acknowledges tensions make it vital to get diplomatic staff back to China, as situation stabilises in the city where Covid-19 was discovered.

10 Jun 2020 - 10:57PM

US state department acknowledges tensions make it vital to get diplomatic staff back to China, as situation stabilises in the city where Covid-19 was discovered.

US admits relations with China are at ‘critical juncture’ as it reopens Wuhan consulate after coronavirus closure
‘Don’t waste the crisis’: EU business group presses China to open markets

European chamber’s annual survey finds companies grappling with a more politicised, state-dominated environment.

10 Jun 2020 - 9:46AM

European chamber’s annual survey finds companies grappling with a more politicised, state-dominated environment.

‘Don’t waste the crisis’: EU business group presses China to open markets
China should be top of post-Brexit wish list on trade, says British Chamber as it rejects ‘external pressure’

Businesses ask why China is not a priority for a trade agreement, says report, which warns British government against ‘populist and protectionist politics’.

9 Jun 2020 - 11:15PM

Businesses ask why China is not a priority for a trade agreement, says report, which warns British government against ‘populist and protectionist politics’.

China should be top of post-Brexit wish list on trade, says British Chamber as it rejects ‘external pressure’
China’s state-owned firms remain barrier to EU investment deal

Two sides are due to hold a further round of talks this month as the end-of-year deadline moves closer.

7 Jun 2020 - 10:14PM

Two sides are due to hold a further round of talks this month as the end-of-year deadline moves closer.

China’s state-owned firms remain barrier to EU investment deal
China ‘needs to win over Europe’ after loss of trust and impact of US rivalry

European Union reluctant to pick a side in the US-China tussle, but has shown a toughening of its stance towards Beijing.

4 Jun 2020 - 11:54PM

European Union reluctant to pick a side in the US-China tussle, but has shown a toughening of its stance towards Beijing.

China ‘needs to win over Europe’ after loss of trust and impact of US rivalry
Foreign firms may ‘vote with their feet’ if Hong Kong’s autonomy is threatened: European business leader

China may be unharmed by US trade impact on Hong Kong ‘but innovation may suffer’.

5 Jun 2020 - 10:44AM

China may be unharmed by US trade impact on Hong Kong ‘but innovation may suffer’.

Foreign firms may ‘vote with their feet’ if Hong Kong’s autonomy is threatened: European business leader
Cut subsidies to inefficient Chinese airlines: European business group

Authorities should ensure that air traffic to new cities is guided by the market and does not lead to oversupply, chamber says.

2 Jun 2020 - 9:00AM

Authorities should ensure that air traffic to new cities is guided by the market and does not lead to oversupply, chamber says.

Cut subsidies to inefficient Chinese airlines: European business group
Donald Trump’s ‘G11’ plan heightens speculation over efforts to build new anti-China alliance

US President says Australia, India, South Korea and Russia should attend G7 summit in move that some observers see as latest effort to contain and isolate Beijing.

31 May 2020 - 11:15PM

US President says Australia, India, South Korea and Russia should attend G7 summit in move that some observers see as latest effort to contain and isolate Beijing.

Donald Trump’s ‘G11’ plan heightens speculation over efforts to build new anti-China alliance
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
Military force ‘last resort’ in US-China tensions over Taiwan

National People’s Congress deputy and leading academic says calls to take island by force no help to cross-strait relations.

29 May 2020 - 8:00AM

National People’s Congress deputy and leading academic says calls to take island by force no help to cross-strait relations.

Military force ‘last resort’ in US-China tensions over Taiwan
Chinese surveyors reach summit of Mount Everest to remeasure its height

Eight-member team may be the only people to get to the top this year after climbing season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

28 May 2020 - 6:37AM

Eight-member team may be the only people to get to the top this year after climbing season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chinese surveyors reach summit of Mount Everest to remeasure its height