Charles Parton

The Harvard man who became Xi Jinping’s favourite academic

13 May 2024 9:03 pm

Xi Jinping is a busy man. He holds down three jobs. As General Secretary of the Chinese Communist party (CCP),…

The thoughts of Chairman Xi – in digestible form

3 February 2024 9:00 am

Steve Tsang and Olivia Cheung helpfully cut through the jargon of interminable speeches and publications, and the totalitarian vision they expose is not reassuring

Could China spy on us through our electric cars?

7 August 2023 6:46 pm

Ulez currently may be Westminster’s favourite talking point, but sharper MPs and ministers are more concerned about the emissions from…

The next Chinese tech threat is already here

29 May 2023 5:30 pm

In recent years we’ve had fierce debates about the safety and security of Huawei, 5G, TikTok, semiconductors, ChatGPT and artificial…

Is Xi losing control of China’s zero Covid protests?

4 December 2022 7:49 pm

Tony Blair recently described the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s zero-Covid policy as ‘completely irrational’. He is completely wrong. Within the…

The China threat our politicians don’t seem to have noticed

30 July 2022 9:00 am

The threat our politicians don’t seem to have noticed

The day I was tapped up by Chinese intelligence

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Britain is still too complacent about Chinese influence

Cult of Mao: Will the Olympics punish China?

8 August 2021 3:25 pm

As one of the embassy drivers I met in Beijing saw it, ferrying diplomats to meetings was secondary to his responsibility…

What China wants from Britain

9 April 2021 5:00 pm

What are we to do about China? To turn a phrase beloved by the Chinese Communist party (CCP) on its…

How the West can avoid Beijing's propaganda trap

6 March 2021 12:27 am

This time next year the Winter Olympics will have drawn to a close. Beijing will have become the first city…

How the UK can help Hong Kong

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Beijing’s authority is sweeping through Hong Kong

The US is right to rethink its relationship with China

5 August 2020 12:31 am

Anyone who has worked in an office has fantasised about destroying it. As someone who has taken a sledgehammer to…

How Xi is using fear of Covid to crush Hong Kong's autonomy

30 May 2020 9:00 am

How Xi is using fear of Covid to crush Hong Kong

Why we’ll regret the Huawei gamble

29 January 2020 8:39 pm

It is apparently fine for China to ban western technology from its telecommunications network but quite unacceptable for us to…

Social credit is just one part of China’s new state control

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Chairman Mao talked of ‘three magic weapons’ for seizing power: the united front, the armed struggle and construction of the…