The China model: why is the West imitating Beijing?

8 May 2021 9:00 am

From spending to lockdown, the West is copying Beijing

How China is stoking racial tensions in the West

2 May 2021 5:00 pm

Footage of a brutal late March attack on a 65-year-old Asian American woman in Manhattan drew widespread outrage on social…

Joe Biden's skewed climate change priorities

27 April 2021 4:30 pm

It’s not hard to see why politicians like Joe Biden and Boris Johnson want to talk about climate change. First…

Beijing is quietly challenging Brussels

21 April 2021 9:00 pm

The new agreement between China and the US on climate change, announced this week, contained the usual worthy overtures. Both…

A word about Prince Philip and religion

17 April 2021 9:00 am

The recent Sewell report on Race and Ethnic Disparities has been much abused and little read. It is full of…

Who can take on China in the tech arms race?

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Who can take on China in the tech arms race?

Why fear a society that’s tearing itself apart?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

In my teens, rubbishing the implacable edifice of the United States felt like kicking a tank in trainers. Richard Nixon’s…

What China wants from Britain

9 April 2021 5:00 pm

What are we to do about China? To turn a phrase beloved by the Chinese Communist party (CCP) on its…

Portrait of the week: Alex Salmond’s party, China’s H&M ban and protests in Bristol and Batley

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Home More than 30 million had received their first dose vaccination. The government remained confident of supplying second doses and…

By banning what we dislike, we create a secular shariah

3 April 2021 9:00 am

‘Interior silence’ is not a phrase I associate with Sarah Sands, until recently the editor of the BBC Today programme…

The fightback: it’s time for the West to take on China

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Western democracies must unite against China’s economic bullying

Why is New Zealand afraid of criticising China?

2 April 2021 2:27 am

It is becoming harder and harder to ignore China’s aggressive behaviour. As I say in the magazine this week, China…

Beijing's cruel attempt to stop fleeing Hongkongers

30 March 2021 11:44 pm

The Chinese Communist party regime likes to portray itself as the new superpower, displaying its strength on the world stage.…

Why the West should stop investing in China

29 March 2021 7:27 pm

The Prime Minister has called for an international coalition of free countries to oppose the growing influence of China’s authoritarian…

The EU's decline is self-inflicted

28 March 2021 6:40 pm

In 1991, at the height of the first Gulf War, the EU demonstrated to the world its divisions and helplessness,…

Why does China think it can bully backbench MPs like me?

27 March 2021 3:06 am

Does the Chinese Communist Party understand how our parliamentary democracy works? The evidence from the last 24 hours suggests not.…

MPs facing Chinese sanctions deserve our solidarity

26 March 2021 9:22 pm

The sanctions that China is imposing on various politicians, academics and think tanks in the democratic world are designed to…

What happens when Facebook pays for news?

20 March 2021 9:00 am

The recently departed head of MI6, Sir Alex Younger, wants to balance China’s ideological antagonism to the West with the…

Is Britain heading for war over Taiwan?

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Is Britain heading for war over Taiwan?

MPs question Johnson's plan for Global Britain

17 March 2021 6:59 am

Boris Johnson still has a journalist’s ear for snappy phrases — levelling up, an oven-ready Brexit, Global Britain. The PM…

Boris's China plan is a missed opportunity

17 March 2021 12:05 am

From Brexit to China, ‘cakeism’ – the idea that it is possible to govern without making hard choices – appears…

The West has lost its moral high ground

13 March 2021 9:00 am

International travellers running the gauntlet of English airports must already test negative for Covid before the flight, and on return…

My fight to stop the Chinese censors sanitising Dante

13 March 2021 9:00 am

How Dante fell foul of the Chinese Communist party

The curious censorship of Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

12 March 2021 5:01 pm

Fortunes shift quickly in Chinese cyberspace. On March 1, Chloé Zhao, the Beijing-born film director, was the ‘pride of China’,…

Covid kids’ book pulped after China complains

10 March 2021 12:02 am

World Book Day was last Thursday and now a leading German publisher has belatedly marked the occasion by pulping copies…