China

Washington is furious at Boris's Huawei bid

12 March 2020 10:30 pm

Boris Johnson faced his first major rebellion of the new parliament on Tuesday. Parliamentarians are waking up to the fact…

A meditation on death

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad   I shoulda been a weatherman: no sooner had I announced snow to be a Gstaad rarity than it…

Could coronavirus really trigger the next crash?

1 March 2020 1:30 am

It’s a bloodbath in the markets, but by how much could the real, global economy be affected by the coronavirus…

Jean Vanier’s sad fall from grace

29 February 2020 9:00 am

The fall from grace of Jean Vanier is truly a sad story. The founder of the L’Arche communities did extraordinary…

The most dangerous thing about coronavirus is the hysteria

29 February 2020 9:00 am

The most dangerous thing about coronavirus is the hysteria

How coronavirus can save Hong Kong

26 February 2020 4:57 am

The coronavirus has enforced a hiatus in Hong Kong’s widespread political unrest with worries about transmission stalling protests. Dissatisfaction with…

Pangolins are being blamed for coronavirus – and I’m sorry for eating one

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Is the pangolin having its revenge?

Philip Pullman is right about the Oxford comma

1 February 2020 9:00 am

It was with regret that I read that Albert, retired King of the Belgians, has finally had to admit, following…

China’s response to coronavirus shows a one-party state in action

1 February 2020 9:00 am

The handling of the coronavirus shows a one-party state in action

The whole of China is in an eerie state of shutdown

1 February 2020 9:00 am

 Shanghai ‘Do you want me to scan your temperature?’ asks the receptionist, brandishing an infrared thermometer. Arriving at my hotel…

The horror of Heathrow

1 February 2020 9:00 am

There are no stairs or escalators to take you up to Terminal 4 from the underground Heathrow Express platform. Beyond…

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…

The dangers of letting Huawei build our 5G network

28 January 2020 11:36 pm

This afternoon Boris Johnson finally approved the use of equipment made by Huawei in building parts of Britain’s 5G network.…

Portrait of the week: Prince Harry leaves, Jess Phillips drops out and Trump goes on trial

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Home The Duke of Sussex left England to join his wife, Meghan, in Canada. This followed an agreement that stripped…

TikTok is the world’s fastest-growing – and goofiest – digital platform, but should we fear it?

18 January 2020 9:00 am

In November last year, an internet video made by a 17-year-old American went viral. The video was less than a…

trade war

There’s a long way to go before Trump can declare victory in his trade war

16 January 2020 12:03 pm

There is no shortage of quotes by Donald Trump that his opponents have tried to use against him — few…

Letters: Should conservatives be worried that high-spending Boris has a majority?

21 December 2019 9:00 am

My father’s imprisonment Sir: Harald Maass’s piece on the plight of Uyghurs in China (‘A cultural genocide’, December 14) captures…

The chilling stories from inside China’s Muslim internment camps

14 December 2019 9:00 am

Vegetable-seller Kairat Samarkhan didn’t know why he had been summoned to the police station. ‘I had to empty my pockets…

Portrait of the week: Bercow steps down, Hoyle steps up and an election begins

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Home Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Labour MP for Chorley and deputy Speaker since 2010, was elected Speaker by the Commons.…

From Brexit to Beethoven: John Humphrys returns to radio

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Some listeners will have had quite a shock first thing on Monday. Turning on at six to Classic FM they…

Portrait of the week: Brexit uncertainty, Turkey in Syria and a Chinese threat

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Home Brexit teetered from uncertainty to uncertainty. Parliament had been summoned to sit on Saturday 19 October to debate what…

Letting China join the WTO was the worst decision the West ever made

21 September 2019 9:00 am

It’s not often that you come across a book that completely transforms your understanding of the world. Just recently I’ve…

Painful, funny — and with a brilliant twist: The Farewell reviewed

21 September 2019 9:00 am

The Farewell is a quiet film that builds and builds and builds into a wonderful exploration of belonging, loss, family…

Contraception is the answer to climate change

17 August 2019 9:00 am

When last week’s IPCC report warned that the human race may soon have trouble feeding itself, my reaction was: duh.…

Give Hong Kongers real security: a British passport

17 August 2019 9:00 am

We seem to be building up to a second Tiananmen Square, 30 years after the first. This time the venue…