The Lib Dems’ Vince Cable China problem

28 July 2021 6:18 am

Last night, Vince Cable appeared on Nigel Farage’s ‘Talking Pints’ segment on GB News. This, if you haven’t seen it,…

The Lancet, China and the origins of coronavirus

27 July 2021 4:47 pm

Right from its first issue in 1823, the Lancet was more than just an ordinary medical journal. Its founding editor,…

The man behind Xi Jinping

27 July 2021 4:05 pm

At the height of the Cultural Revolution, over a billion copies of Mao’s Little Red Book were distributed across the…

China’s Belt and Road to Damascus

25 July 2021 11:00 am

There is, it seems, no regime too odious to be a partner of China. Being repressive and corrupt have long…

What Dominic Cummings gets wrong

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Anyone who thinks Boris Johnson lacks statecraft should pay attention to Dominic Cummings’s attacks on him. They often to seem…

Portrait of the week: Covid in cabinet, pingdemic pandemonium and Ben & Jerry’s boycott

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Home On the eve of the day that most coronavirus restrictions were to be lifted, the Prime Minister and Chancellor…

Letters: The clock is ticking in Afghanistan

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Out of Afghanistan Sir: Boyd Tonkin’s review of Anna Aslanyan’s Dancing on Ropes highlights the post-war abandonment of local Afghan…

China is the latest victim of Pakistan's Islamist problem

20 July 2021 12:05 am

Nine Chinese engineers were killed in an explosion near Pakistan’s Dasu hydroelectric dam last Wednesday. The government initially said that their…

Could hydrogen power turn air travel green?

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Have you been scanning airline websites for exotic destinations to which your double-jabbed status might allow you to slip away…

Letters: How to save Cambridge’s reputation

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Save the parish Sir: The Revd Marcus Walker eloquently describes the crisis that has taken hold in the Church of…

Why is the EU copying China’s Belt and Road initiative?

15 July 2021 3:00 pm

Much like Mark Twain’s apocryphal quote about arguing with idiots who ‘drag you down to their level and beat you…

North Korea's cryptic crisis

11 July 2021 1:30 am

For years, the West has tried to cajole the North Korean regime using sanctions, much to the frustration of Kim…

Marxism, football and Trump’s demise: Tom Holland and Francis Fukuyama in conversation

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Tom Holland and Francis Fukuyama on Marxism, football and Trump’s demise

Matt Hancock isn't the only politician who is clueless about cyber security

7 July 2021 2:14 am

It is widely acknowledged that Britain has some of the world’s finest cyber capabilities. GCHQ is a global leader in…

Chairman Xi and the Communist party’s delusional centenary

5 July 2021 8:55 am

The emperor has new clothes. Arriving at a meeting to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, China’s…

How Taishan almost became China’s Chernobyl

4 July 2021 5:00 pm

Days after a nuclear power plant began spewing deadly radiation, the ruling Communist party pushed ahead with a huge and…

Is anywhere in the world still safe for China’s Uighurs?

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Is anywhere safe for the Uighurs?

The growing cult of ‘Dada’ Xi Jinping

1 July 2021 6:32 pm

In a defiant speech to mark the Communist party’s centenary today, Xi Jinping warned foreign powers they would ‘have their…

How China won over the Middle East

12 June 2021 9:00 am

How China won over the Middle East

Macron is wrong. Nato must stand up to China

11 June 2021 9:24 pm

Joe Biden wants to use his visit to Europe for the G7 summit and the Nato meeting to rally democracies…

China should be worried about the Uyghur Tribunal

9 June 2021 2:48 am

There have been harrowing storiesof cruelty, torture and mistreatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang province in the newsthis week, coming from…

China is not as strong as it appears

5 June 2021 9:00 am

The theory that the pandemic began with a leak from a research laboratory in Wuhan is rapidly gaining currency. Since…

Why Chinese women don’t want more children

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Chinese women can’t afford a large family

Prepare for China's nationalist turn

4 June 2021 1:17 am

In recent days, it has been striking how many people in Westminster and Whitehall now think the lab leak theory…

Is Ireland cosying up to China?

3 June 2021 8:30 pm

In 2019, the then-deputy prime minister of Ireland Simon Coveney spoke at the UN Human Rights Council, where he underlined Ireland’s…