Will social kisses survive Covid?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

There is a ‘pervasive presence of Chinese military-linked conglomerates and universities in the sponsorship of high-technology research centres in many…

Inside the Tory party's China split

20 February 2021 8:00 pm

Back in 2005, Boris Johnson wrote that among geopolitical gloomsters, China was becoming the ‘fashionable new dread’. They were obsessed…

China vs America: the struggle for south-east Asia

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Can Biden’s America contain China?

Power jab: the rise of vaccine diplomacy

20 February 2021 9:00 am

An international power tussle over vaccines is under way

Portrait of the week: Hotel quarantine starts, Ribblehead Viaduct cracks and a royal guest for Oprah

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Home The target was achieved of vaccinating, by the middle of February, about 15 million people of 70 or over,…

Why Eastern Europe is looking to Russia and China for vaccines

18 February 2021 6:00 pm

With Central and Eastern European countries still gripped by Covid-19, the EU’s slow vaccine rollout has offered little solace in…

Where would politics be without fighting talk?

13 February 2021 9:00 am

‘Tencent Wykeham’ has a ring to it. It captures how easily British universities can be bought. It is the new…

Is China's hidden hand behind the Myanmar coup?

4 February 2021 10:19 pm

Was China involved in the coup in Myanmar? It seems unlikely, but that does not mean Beijing is blameless. As satisfying…

Letters: The Church of England’s Covid shame

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Paradise lost Sir: After reading Jonathan Beswick (‘Critical mass’, 16 January) I am writing to express the shame I feel…

Portrait of the week: Vaccination, inauguration and a food box denunciation

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Home The government undertook to offer a first dose of vaccine to the adult population of the UK by September.…

What the West can do about China’s Uyghur labour camps

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Who profits from Uyghur labour camps?

We’re starting to see a new foreign policy for Brexit Britain

16 January 2021 9:00 am

What will Brexit Britain do differently? This is going to be the most important question in our politics for the…

How should Britain respond to the takeover of Hong Kong?

16 January 2021 9:00 am

The West’s approach to China must change

Letters: Lockdowns ruin lives

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Lockdown damage Sir: I am sick and tired of people taking the moral high ground and looking down on ‘lockdown…

Letters: Is cycling really conservative?

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Veritas vincit Sir: Professor Dawkins eloquently and engagingly defines true truth for us (‘Matters of fact’, 19 December). It seems…

Nigel Farage’s China curveball should worry the Tory party

5 January 2021 7:06 pm

I have lost count of the number of times the Conservative Party has thought it has shot Nigel Farage’s fox.…

The EU is taking a gamble with China

3 January 2021 2:38 am

It took Brussels and Beijing seven years to agree an investment deal. A deal that, until its conclusion a few…


The fight for liberalism

20 December 2020 2:12 am

The world has many island nations, and sometimes the United States counts itself among them. We have water on either side of us,…

Letters: The case for immunity passports

19 December 2020 9:00 am

Joy Sir: Alexandra Coghlan identifies the coincidence between the rise of recording and broadcast technology and the flourishing of the…

How Britain will counter China’s wolf-warrior diplomacy

19 December 2020 9:00 am

The most significant and lasting change brought about by Covid is that it has woken the West up to the…


Biden should embrace Britain’s new Indo-Pacific strategy

17 December 2020 1:48 am

While final negotiations on the UK’s relationship with the EU continue to drag, No. 10 is moving rapidly to expand…

Buying power: how China co-opts the UN

12 December 2020 9:00 am

How China co-opts the UN

Cold war: Russia’s bid to control the Arctic

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Russia’s bid to control the Arctic

Letters: Eton is failing to protect freedom of speech

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Eton mess Sir: As much as I am a great admirer of Charles Moore, as a former Eton master and…


MIT’s China problem

11 December 2020 7:20 am

Mike Pompeo delivered a speech at Georgia Tech on Wednesday about the Chinese Communist party’s undue influence on American higher education.…