We’re starting to see a new foreign policy for Brexit Britain

16 January 2021 9:00 am

What will Brexit Britain do differently? This is going to be the most important question in our politics for the…

How should Britain respond to the takeover of Hong Kong?

16 January 2021 9:00 am

The West’s approach to China must change

Letters: Lockdowns ruin lives

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Lockdown damage Sir: I am sick and tired of people taking the moral high ground and looking down on ‘lockdown…

Letters: Is cycling really conservative?

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Veritas vincit Sir: Professor Dawkins eloquently and engagingly defines true truth for us (‘Matters of fact’, 19 December). It seems…

Nigel Farage’s China curveball should worry the Tory party

5 January 2021 7:06 pm

I have lost count of the number of times the Conservative Party has thought it has shot Nigel Farage’s fox.…

The EU is taking a gamble with China

3 January 2021 2:38 am

It took Brussels and Beijing seven years to agree an investment deal. A deal that, until its conclusion a few…


The fight for liberalism

20 December 2020 2:12 am

The world has many island nations, and sometimes the United States counts itself among them. We have water on either side of us,…

Letters: The case for immunity passports

19 December 2020 9:00 am

Joy Sir: Alexandra Coghlan identifies the coincidence between the rise of recording and broadcast technology and the flourishing of the…

How Britain will counter China’s wolf-warrior diplomacy

19 December 2020 9:00 am

The most significant and lasting change brought about by Covid is that it has woken the West up to the…


Biden should embrace Britain’s new Indo-Pacific strategy

17 December 2020 1:48 am

While final negotiations on the UK’s relationship with the EU continue to drag, No. 10 is moving rapidly to expand…

Buying power: how China co-opts the UN

12 December 2020 9:00 am

How China co-opts the UN

Cold war: Russia’s bid to control the Arctic

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Russia’s bid to control the Arctic

Letters: Eton is failing to protect freedom of speech

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Eton mess Sir: As much as I am a great admirer of Charles Moore, as a former Eton master and…


MIT’s China problem

11 December 2020 7:20 am

Mike Pompeo delivered a speech at Georgia Tech on Wednesday about the Chinese Communist party’s undue influence on American higher education.…

Why is China keeping quiet about its vaccine programme?

10 December 2020 1:40 am

While Britain is the first country in the world to approve a vaccine, it is not the first to start…

The case for Chinese reparations

5 December 2020 9:00 am

It is time we started to talk about reparations. I am not of course referring to the demands made by…

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Twitter is in China’s pocket

3 December 2020 6:01 am

Twitter has been quick on the draw when responding to tweets by President Trump in the last month, as he…

China has a friend in Jesus

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Last week, I wrote about ‘Frost & Lewis’ (David and Oliver), leaders of our country’s team at the Brexit negotiations,…

If taxes must rise, Sunak should pick on private equity instead

21 November 2020 9:00 am

It’s not axiomatic that taxes must rise to pay for the pandemic, if you seriously believe the surge in growth,…

How the UK can help Hong Kong

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Beijing’s authority is sweeping through Hong Kong

Portrait of the week: Cummings goes, Corbyn returns and pigeon sells for £1.4m

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Home Dominic Cummings, the chief adviser to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, left Downing Street after a week in which…

The strangeness of voting in the Lords from my bed

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Having only recently entered the House of Lords, I must tread with caution, but I had always understood that it…


The next American empire

13 November 2020 8:19 am

Americans have never been sure of their standing in the world, and the world has never been sure of Americans’…

China has taken control of Hong Kong's legislature

12 November 2020 2:37 am

Hong Kong’s legislature has today moved one step closer to becoming a local branch of the Chinese Communist Party, after…

A toast to Tim Beardson

31 October 2020 9:00 am

I am in an Eliot mood, not a Keatsian one. ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ is a surprisingly… mellow…