Hong Kong skyline

Farewell, dear Hong Kong

6 July 2020 1:05 pm

There was no way to know that the last trip I took to Hong Kong just a few years ago…

Imperialism is far from over, but gathering force in disguise

4 July 2020 9:00 am

From ancient times, empires have risen and fallen, driven by war, territorial acquisition, trade, plunder, religion, ideology, technology, culture and…

Portrait of the week: Boris does press-ups, pubs reopen and Leicester locks down

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, said he was ‘as fit as a butcher’s dog’ and did press-ups to prove…

Should we be afraid of this new swine flu?

30 June 2020 10:13 pm

Imagine if a vaccine for Covid-19 was approved tomorrow, and that within weeks we had all been vaccinated. Would life…

The grand names on Huawei’s payroll

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Why is it wrong, some ask, for senior British businessmen, former civil servants etc to work for Huawei UK? After…

Letters: Did Bristol really want to see Colston fall?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Hong Kong’s success Sir: Carl Heneghan and Tom Jefferson are right to compare the UK’s Covid-19 response with Hong Kong’s…

China is testing the limits of India – and the world

20 June 2020 9:00 am

China is testing the limits of India – and the world

How South Korea became the poster child for virus control

13 June 2020 9:00 am

What’s behind South Korea’s Covid success?

What is Dominic Raab not telling us about Hong Kong?

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The government’s promised ‘pathway to citizenship’ to Hong Kong people is wonderful, but has the Foreign Office arranged a get-out…

The Spectator’s proud history of standing up for Hong Kong

6 June 2020 9:00 am

This week in 1989, the Chinese authorities massacred protestors in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. I was editing this paper. It struck…

How Xi is using fear of Covid to crush Hong Kong's autonomy

30 May 2020 9:00 am

How Xi is using fear of Covid to crush Hong Kong

Escaping the dragon: the government’s new approach to China

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Boris Johnson’s plan to reduce Britain’s dependence on China

Portrait of the week: Cummings under fire, protests in Hong Kong and a big cat in East Finchley

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Home Open-air markets and car showrooms will be allowed to open from 1 June and other ‘non-essential’ shops from 15…

The UK is preparing for a major Huawei U-turn

28 May 2020 8:50 pm

The UK has made a strategic choice to get ‘off the trajectory of ever-increasing dependence’ on China, I revealin the…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Pompeo: Hong Kong autonomy statement made with ‘great sadness’

28 May 2020 9:01 am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a press call Wednesday afternoon that his decision to declare Hong Kong no…

Cambridge University is kowtowing to China

23 May 2020 9:00 am

Last month, writing elsewhere, I quoted the website of the China Centre at Jesus College, Cambridge: ‘Under the leadership of…

Lockdowns are as contagious as Covid

23 May 2020 9:00 am

What if the virus had started somewhere other than China?


Let’s blame China

23 May 2020 3:25 am

This article is in The Spectator’s June 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Is Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to…

Taiwan's balancing act is becoming ever more precarious

22 May 2020 10:44 pm

After a landslide victory in January’s election, Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen was re-inaugurated on Wednesday at a scaled-down ceremony in…


Is Trump more left-wing than Biden?

21 May 2020 2:01 pm

Just when it seemed that Donald Trump had finally committed political suicide — his notion of injecting disinfectant to cure…


Boycotting China is not that easy

20 May 2020 10:36 am

China’s various human rights abuses, their treatment of women, their savagery toward religious people and their chokehold on Taiwan and…

Where is Britain's China strategy?

19 May 2020 5:40 pm

The UK doesn’t have a China strategy. We have not had one since George Osborne declared a ‘golden era’ of…

global war on terror

Still, the Global War on Terrorism goes on

18 May 2020 8:24 pm

I can think of only a single positive thing to say about World War One: it ended. Yet in addition…

Letters: It’s not so easy to boycott Chinese goods

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Jobs for all Sir: Charles Bazlington championed Universal Basic Income in last week’s magazine (Letters, 9 May). It is welcome…

The MP demanding a new approach to China

16 May 2020 9:00 am

The shift in Tory thinking on China