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Recent articles by Kinling:

Dead end to a two-way street? The stakes for the US in Hong Kong extradition treaty suspension

Western governments say they want to protect citizens from the national security law but scrapping treaties may help elusive criminals. → Read More

Britain may offer citizenship to BN(O) Hongkongers but what happens if China refuses to recognise it?

If China does not accept dual citizenship or nationality, Hongkongers returning home may still be classed as Chinese citizens, says observer. → Read More

Who is winning the China-US race to run the world amid the Covid-19 pandemic?

Coronavirus crisis has brought potential to redraw the map of global power and influence, but there is ‘deep-seated mistrust’ of Beijing. → Read More

China on alert for locusts as it reels from coronavirus, swine fever

China has stepped up the alert in case swarms of locusts that have laid waste to agricultural land in Pakistan, India and East Africa find their way across its borders, a government agency said on Monday. → Read More

China hits back at international travel bans as concerns grow coronavirus could damage economy

President Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump that Beijing has ‘declared a people’s war’ to defeat the deadly contagion. → Read More

EU rejects China’s offer of Xinjiang tour, but says it’s open to one later

EU says China’s foreign ministry made the invitation on Thursday for a trip starting this Wednesday, the first by a large group of Western diplomats to the area since Beijing’s security clampdown. → Read More

Turkey’s row with China over Uygurs unlikely to affect relations in long term, analysts say

Turkey’s stinging criticism of China’s treatment of Uygurs caught Beijing flat-footed, but it is unlikely to mar relations between the two countries as mutual interest will prevail, diplomatic observers said.... → Read More

Chinese girl has close encounter with giant pandas after falling into their enclosure

Visitors watch in horror as security guards at reserve in Sichuan province struggle to pull youngster to safety → Read More

From oil to infrastructure, why China has plenty to lose from political turmoil in Venezuela

Venezuela’s political crisis appears to be reaching boiling point, with opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro each backed by different world powers.... → Read More

El Salvador’s president-elect to reassess ties with Beijing less than year after diplomatic switch from Taipei

El Salvador’s president-elect will assess his country’s diplomatic relations with China, a member of his team said, less than a year after the government abandoned Taipei for Beijing.... → Read More

Chinese tourists’ American dream remains strong despite Huawei row and trade war

Chinese tourists’ appetite for visiting the United States and Canada remains undimmed despite the current trade war and the controversy over the detention of Huawei executive Sabrina Meng Wanzhou.... → Read More

PLA bombers, jet fighters star in Beijing’s ‘Happy Lunar New Year’ video message to Taiwan

Beijing has released a “goodwill” Lunar New Year video message to the people of Taiwan that juxtaposes scenes of daily life in the self-ruled island with shots of fighter jets and bombers from the People’s Liberation Army taking part in exercises.... → Read More

Backchannels to Beijing close as detentions raise fears among old China hands

Some of the West’s most experienced “China hands” plan to steer clear of the country as the detention of two Canadians in December raises concerns among former envoys about their safety.... → Read More

How Donald Trump could change the course of Meng Wanzhou’s ‘years-long’ battle against extradition

Canada usually complies with extradition requests but the China-US trade war – and the US president’s apparent willingness to intervene in the case – could make the difference this time → Read More

China, US ‘less belligerent, more cordial’ as delegation heads to Washington before Liu He

China and the United States appear committed to reaching a deal before March 1, when the trade war truce ends, even if they have not resolved differences over key issues such as forced technology transfers and Beijing’s state subsidies, analysts say.... → Read More

Could Americans be next after China detains Canadian and Australian citizens?

The recent high-profile detentions of Canadian and Australian citizens has raised concerns in the West that China is practising a form of “hostage diplomacy”. ... → Read More

Australia asks China for transparency over detained writer Yang Hengjun

Australia has called on China to deal “transparently and fairly” with the case of writer and former Chinese diplomat Yang Hengjun, after the confirmation from China that he had been detained.... → Read More

Shinawatras out, Lee Kuan Yew in: Asian leaders’ differing treatment by China’s ancestry tourism

Inside an ordinary ancestral shrine in a village in southern China, where locals pay respects to their forebears, hang photographs of two unusual figures: former Thailand prime ministers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra.... → Read More

China says US claims it uses forced technology transfer to boost military are ‘absurd’

Beijing dismisses ‘unprofessional’ Pentagon report that said it was forcing foreign firms to hand over technology that was used to improve military capacity → Read More

Former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra does have a Cambodian passport, and may have used it to flee in 2017

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is a Cambodian passport holder, the South China Morning Post has learned, adding weight to the theory she fled her country in 2017 via Cambodia, despite strenuous denials by Phnom Penh. ... → Read More