Ian Williams

Ian Williams is a former foreign correspondent for Channel 4 News and NBC, and author of Every Breath You Take: China’s New Tyranny (Birlinn).

Is China’s debt-fuelled economy doomed?

21 September 2021 7:45 am

For years it seemed as though China’s massively inflated property bubble would just keep on expanding, seemingly defying the laws of economics, as…

Xi Jinping is weaponising China's sex scandals

19 September 2021 6:05 pm

Zhou Xiaoxuan was in tears when she emerged from the Beijing court around midnight on Tuesday. ‘I’m really sorry there…

China’s #MeToo moment

15 September 2021 2:50 pm

The employee alleged that she was forced to drink heavily at a banquet during a business trip, then sexually assaulted…

How ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ is taking over China’s classrooms

11 September 2021 9:00 am

How ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ took over China’s classrooms

China’s #MeToo moment

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Can the CCP control China’s harassment scandals?

China’s Great Game in Afghanistan

23 August 2021 7:00 am

China greeted America’s chaotic retreat from Afghanistan and the Taliban seizure of power with a mixture of glee and trepidation.…

The troubling truth about Britain’s nuclear deal with China

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The troubling truth about Britain’s nuclear deal with China

China’s Belt and Road to Damascus

25 July 2021 11:00 am

There is, it seems, no regime too odious to be a partner of China. Being repressive and corrupt have long…

How China bought Cambridge

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Cambridge has been compromised by China

Matt Hancock isn't the only politician who is clueless about cyber security

7 July 2021 2:14 am

It is widely acknowledged that Britain has some of the world’s finest cyber capabilities. GCHQ is a global leader in…

How Taishan almost became China’s Chernobyl

4 July 2021 5:00 pm

Days after a nuclear power plant began spewing deadly radiation, the ruling Communist party pushed ahead with a huge and…

The growing cult of ‘Dada’ Xi Jinping

1 July 2021 6:32 pm

In a defiant speech to mark the Communist party’s centenary today, Xi Jinping warned foreign powers they would ‘have their…

Matt Hancock and the problem with China's surveillance tech

29 June 2021 12:52 am

There can have been no more avid viewers of the CCTV footage of Matt Hancock’s snog and grope than China’s…

How China is stoking racial tensions in the West

2 May 2021 5:00 pm

Footage of a brutal late March attack on a 65-year-old Asian American woman in Manhattan drew widespread outrage on social…

How China is stoking America’s racial tensions

27 April 2021 1:27 am

Footage of a brutal late March attack on a 65-year-old Asian American woman in Manhattan drew widespread outrage on social…

Who can take on China in the tech arms race?

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Who can take on China in the tech arms race?