China

Where has Xi Jinping’s foreign minister gone?

29 July 2023 9:00 am

Where has Xi’s foreign minister gone?

Portrait of the week

22 July 2023 9:00 am

Home Ben Wallace said he would cease to be the Defence Secretary at the next cabinet reshuffle and would not…

Tory floundering over China is a gift to Labour

22 July 2023 9:00 am

The government’s floundering over China is a gift to Labour

The secret life of China’s Banksy

8 July 2023 9:00 am

The secretive life of China’s most controversial cartoonist

Backstabbers

1 July 2023 9:00 am

What have we been missing?

1 July 2023 9:00 am

Ge’s short stories set in China are her most adventurous, ranging from politics in the time of Confucius to sex in the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake

Wuhan clan: we finally know the identity of the scientists in the lab linked to Covid

24 June 2023 9:00 am

We finally know the identity of the scientists in the lab linked to Covid

The 19th century Chinese craze for all things European

10 June 2023 9:00 am

By the 1800s, the mechanical clock had become a status symbol for wealthy Chinese. The first arrived with Jesuit missionaries…

Gag order: China’s stand-up comedy crackdown

3 June 2023 9:00 am

The crackdown on China’s stand-up comics

Why Britain is falling behind in the global universities race

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Our country still excels when it comes to higher education. Britain has seven of the world’s top 50 universities. In…

Letter from Taiwan

20 May 2023 9:00 am

The root of the problem

20 May 2023 9:00 am

The novelist and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo is attracted by the freedom a New York job promises, but misses the young daughter she has left behind in London

Why China might attack Taiwan

23 April 2023 9:39 pm

China may well attack Taiwan. According to the CIA, President Xi Jinping has instructed his armed forces to be able…

Shame on those who abandoned Peng Shuai

16 April 2023 3:31 am

No one really expects much in the way of principles or morality from those charged with running international sport. The…

It’s time for a reckoning with Chinese big tech

3 April 2023 2:42 am

It has been a bumpy week for China’s beleaguered technology giants. They are under increasing scrutiny overseas, and the communist…

After his trip to Moscow, Xi Jinping still holds all the cards

22 March 2023 10:26 pm

After his arrival in Moscow on Monday, President Xi Jinping said that China is ready, along with Russia, ‘to stand…

Why is Whitehall intent on burying the Covid lab leak theory?

9 March 2023 11:09 pm

Why does our government have so much trouble criticising China? It doesn’t seem to have had a problem calling out Vladimir…

China is playing the long game over peace in Ukraine

20 February 2023 5:00 pm

At the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi announced that his country was currently in…

Would Liz Truss’s ‘economic Nato’ work against China?

17 February 2023 9:51 pm

It was only a few weeks ago that Liz Truss started commenting on domestic policy again, speaking to The Spectator…

Portrait of the week: Sunak in No. 10, pasta gets pricier and Russia hits Ukraine’s energy grid

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Home Rishi Sunak, aged 42, became Prime Minister. At the weekend Boris Johnson had flown back from a holiday in…

The US knows the main threat is China

22 October 2022 4:00 pm

China’s President Xi Jinping opened the CCP’s 20th party congress by doubling down on four key issues: no let up…

Portrait of the week: Truss says sorry, Hunt reverses mini-Budget and Kanye West buys Parler

22 October 2022 9:00 am

Home Liz Truss said in a BBC interview as Prime Minister that she wanted to ‘say sorry for the mistakes…

Why are our universities still cosy with China?

19 October 2022 11:47 pm

It sounds like something from a spy novel: scientists linked to the Chinese military complex working at UK universities on…

The threat of Chinese headhunters

18 October 2022 11:20 pm

It is hard to say what is more shocking, dozens of former British military pilots lured by vast salaries to…

Joe Biden has jolted China

17 October 2022 6:45 pm

The chip war between China and America is heating up, with an increasingly assertive Joe Biden battling with Xi Jinping as…