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Hugging China hasn’t done us any favours

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Like nearly everything named a ‘scandal’, ‘affair’ or given the post-fix ‘gate’, almost nobody now remembers the Dalai Lama affair.…

We have had enough warnings about China

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Mathias Döpfner is that still rare thing — an outspoken German. I have known him slightly for many years and…

We know everything – and nothing – about Covid

9 May 2020 9:00 am

There’s no such thing as ‘the science’ – but facts are emerging from the Covid fog

This pandemic has put politics on fast-forward

9 May 2020 9:00 am

‘The normal grease of politics is not there,’ bemoans one sociable cabinet minister. Certainly, the whispered conversations in corridors that…

Fake news is spreading faster than the virus

9 May 2020 9:00 am

The uncontainable spread of fake coronavirus news

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The 2020 question: which candidate will stand up to China?

6 May 2020 9:37 pm

Imagine you are in your late thirties living in Ohio working at a steel or other manufacturing plant in the…

Our toothless response to China is embarrassing

5 May 2020 6:20 pm

If you have been troubled by the government’s failure to get tough on the country responsible for our present malaise,…

Have we been fighting a very different disease to China?

4 May 2020 10:13 pm

One of the great mysteries of coronavirus is how the epidemic has become much more severe in Europe and North…

I’m imposing a one-woman trade embargo on China

2 May 2020 9:00 am

Without making any efforts in that direction, I now know all about a certain telecom firm’s future business plans. My…

Chinese diplomat's Covid-19 PR exercise backfires

25 April 2020 7:41 pm

As countries around the world try to work out a way to live with coronavirus, there’s a growing hostility towards…

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Half of Americans want their state to sue China for coronavirus damages

25 April 2020 6:49 am

Public opinion is rapidly turning against China as and intelligence agencies have exposed the full extent of the communist state’s…

How The Spectator discovered Helen Mirren

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

From Enoch Powell to Danny La Rue: Hilary Spurling looks back on her time in charge of the arts and books pages in the 1960s

Did Australia's China-scepticism prepare it for Covid-19?

23 April 2020 9:48 pm

As Britain struggles through the eye of the coronavirus storm, it is difficult not to cast our eyes across the…

China is using coronavirus to crack down on Hong Kong

23 April 2020 7:38 pm

One thing’s for sure: when the history of Covid-19 is written, we’re going to need a few chapters on those…

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Time to crush China’s Arctic influence

21 April 2020 4:35 am

Eyes are opening to the evil of the authoritarian Chinese regime that represses its people, genocides entire cultures, and influences…

'You are endangering the world': German tabloid goes to war with China

21 April 2020 2:04 am

Could China have done more to prevent the coronavirus pandemic? One tabloid editor in Germany certainly thinks so and an extraordinary…

China must pay a diplomatic price for its cover-up

19 April 2020 4:42 am

When it comes to China, Dominic Raab says: ‘We can’t have business as usual after this crisis’. Business as usual…

President Bill Clinton speaks in the Rose Garden, May 24, 2000 in Washington, D.C. after the China trade vote in Congress.

How Bill Clinton junked America’s supremacy

18 April 2020 8:00 pm

‘This is a good day for America,’ said President Bill Clinton on May 24, the Year of Our Lord 2000.…

Trump has a point – the WHO has failed

18 April 2020 9:00 am

The United States has long regarded itself as better prepared for a pandemic than any other country in the world,…

How did the virus get past my Obsessive Compulsive Corona Disorder?

18 April 2020 9:00 am

When two members of my family went down with what appears to be Covid-19, I felt concerned. What I hadn’t…

Globalisation is scarcely new: it dates back to the year 1000

11 April 2020 9:00 am

In Japan, people thought the world would end in 1052. In the decades leading up to judgment day, Kyoto was…

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Pompeo: China must be more transparent

9 April 2020 2:28 am

While coronavirus ravages the world, a political battle is also being waged with China resisting suggestions that it’s to blame.…

US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping

Why is Trump being nice to China again?

7 April 2020 9:13 am

China hawks watched with hope when Trump ascended to the presidency in 2016. He spoke on the campaign trail of…

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Questioning coronavirus origins is not a conspiracy

5 April 2020 6:13 am

The exact origins of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, remain unknown. We know only that it began in the Wuhan province…

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Italy gave China PPE to help with coronavirus — then China made them buy it back

5 April 2020 5:17 am

China has tried to restore its image after lying to the world about the seriousness of its coronavirus outbreak, but…