Cindy Yu

How China’s economic revolution created billionaires overnight

18 September 2021 9:00 am

In the winter of 1992, the retired octogenarian Deng Xiaoping toured China’s southern coasts. From there he gave a spirited…

China is finding out the price of zero Covid’

21 August 2021 9:00 am

China’s Covid policy can’t last

Why China’s vaccine diplomacy is running into difficulties

12 August 2021 4:21 pm

Tear gas and rubber bullets hold off the protestors marching to Government House in Bangkok. They’re looking for Prime Minister…

One Britain One Nation: How to write a proper propaganda song

25 June 2021 10:17 pm

How do you make an emotional appeal for a united United Kingdom? So far, unionists have tried flag flying, resolutely refusing another…

Why Chinese women don’t want more children

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Chinese women can’t afford a large family

Why Beijing doesn't think the EU investment deal is dead

25 May 2021 2:59 am

Is the EU-China investment deal dead? It was last week sunk down by 599 votes to 30 in the European…

The West’s vaccine complacency

2 March 2021 6:39 am

Today, in their first bilateral summit, Joe Biden will meet (virtually) Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Among other things…

Power jab: the rise of vaccine diplomacy

20 February 2021 9:00 am

An international power tussle over vaccines is under way


Beijing revels in Washington’s chaos

9 January 2021 4:50 am

The events on Capitol Hill were always going to be met with schadenfreude — perhaps even glee — among autocracies in…

Beijing revels in Washington’s chaos

9 January 2021 1:39 am

The events on Capitol Hill were always going to be met with schadenfreude — perhaps even glee — amongst autocracies…

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…

Chair of 1922 Committee says he has the numbers to defeat government

25 September 2020 7:24 pm

During the first Covid wave, the government secured emergency powers that allowed it to put in place new restrictions without…

The advert that reveals China's problem with race

16 September 2020 4:39 pm

After the Hong Kong protests, America’s Black Lives Matter protests were like manna from heaven for Beijing. Now Chinese politicians could point…

Sink or swim: China’s ‘zero Covid’ strategy

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Is China’s virus strategy paying off?

Why Trump won't stop at Huawei

19 August 2020 9:02 pm

Cash is no longer king in China. Much like Sweden, the country’s young and old opt for digital payments, made…

Britain shouldn't treat Chinese students as Communist agents

9 June 2020 4:42 pm

Universities in the West can roll over too easily for the Chinese Communist Party. Jesus College, Cambridge, has been a…

Is Harbin China's new Wuhan?

28 April 2020 4:52 am

Only three New Yorkers had died when Han, a 22-year-old masters student at NYU, caught a plane back to China.…

Coronavirus fears are causing Chinese people to flee the West

17 March 2020 1:25 am

A little over a month ago, the Foreign Office was airlifting Brits out of quarantined Wuhan. But now with Europe…

Beware the super-spreaders of coronavirus conspiracy theories

2 March 2020 2:28 am

When a new virus is discovered, conspiracy theories often spread faster than the disease. I’ve been following the debate in…

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 leaders debate was revealing, but hasn’t turned the tide

7 December 2019 10:29 am

In Friday night’s final TV debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson, neither leader landed a sucker punch on the…

Jin Xing, one of China’s most popular talk show hosts and a trans woman (Getty)

Is China really the enemy?

27 July 2019 9:00 am

China is a nation with values deeply at odds with the West. The Chinese spy, steal and bully. They don’t…

Karoline Kan

The Kan-do spirit: Under Red Skies, by Karoline Kan, reviewed

29 June 2019 9:00 am

The defining feature of Chinese millennials is not Instagram, avocado on toast or propertylessness. Born in the early years of…

A woman advertises for a partner for her child in Shanghai’s People’s Park

Would your son marry me? Inside Shanghai’s marriage market

9 March 2019 9:00 am

 Shanghai ‘How old are you, young lady?’ A small, curious crowd starts to surround me. ‘How tall are you? What…

Anglo-Australian relations, post Brexit

11 August 2018 9:00 am

As a new wave of protectionism sweeps across the globe, can Britain and Australia lead a free trade fightback? What…