China

How can we trust China with our nuclear power when we can’t trust it not to spy on our government?

4 September 2016 15:36

In her decision as to whether to go ahead with the Chinese-backed Hinkley C nuclear power station – postponed from…

Lord Mandelson issues stark warning to Theresa May over Hinkley Point

10 August 2016 8:48

Yesterday, it was the Chinese ambassador threatening Theresa May over Hinkley point. Today, it’s Lord Mandelson’s turn. The Labour grandee…

China threatens Theresa May over Hinkley Point delay

9 August 2016 8:02

It was already clear that Theresa May’s decision to review the Hinkley Point power plant had not gone down well in China.…

What China’s pragmatism teaches us about the Brexit debate

30 May 2016 13:14

Dr Johnson said that if anyone truly wanted to understand themselves, they should listen to what their enemies say about…

What was the Queen meant to say about the Chinese officials?

11 May 2016 16:46

A retired diplomat I know had no doubt about where the blame lay for the Queen’s Very Rude episode. ‘Sounds…

Ai Weiwei’s Aylan Kurdi image is crude, thoughtless and egotistical

1 February 2016 16:09

Last September a photograph of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body washed up on a beach near Bodrum made headlines around…

Forget China or oil prices. This crash was made in America

15 January 2016 16:25

If anyone is feeling pleased about the slide on the stock-market today, it is probably Andrew Roberts, the RBS analyst…

The Chinese are willing participants in state censorship

12 November 2015 17:53

For three decades, Cui Yongyuan has been one of China’s national treasures. As a veteran television presenter for CCTV (China’s…

The brutality of China’s one-child policy is still shocking

31 October 2015 13:48

So, China’s Communist Party has radically modified its one-child policy in favour of a one-or-two-child policy. For most politically minded…

Yet more examples of BBC bias this week

30 October 2015 14:24

Two reports on the BBC Ten O’Clock News this week, both unashamedly partisan. Yes, yes, I know they are not…

Listen: BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg confronts President Xi over China’s human rights

21 October 2015 17:08

One of the clever things that politicians try to do is to redefine words and concepts that everyone thought they…

Lionel Barber strengthens his ties with China

21 October 2015 15:24

Last night’s state banquet saw Jeremy Corbyn join David Cameron, President Xi Jinping and Her Majesty to raise a glass…

The British public agrees: China is buying our foreign policy

21 October 2015 14:46

A few weeks ago, the Dalai Lama gave an interview to The Spectator where he summed up what he regarded…

Exclusive: Boris declares that Japan is relaxed about Britain leaving the EU

21 October 2015 13:43

Boris Johnson has recently returned from a tour of Japan. His diary of the trip appears in this week’s issue…

A Chinese bailout won’t save Hinkley Point, our latest nuclear disaster

21 October 2015 12:51

How easy it would be to scorn the environmentalists who are up in arms about George Osborne’s new pet project,…

Is our foreign policy being dreamt up by the James Bond screenwriters?

20 October 2015 16:03

If there’s one thing that the James Bond films has taught us it is that the Chinese are not our…

Broadsheets help to get China’s message across (with a little help from Downing Street)

20 October 2015 12:00

Although President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Britain is supposed to herald the beginning of a golden era of partnership…

China needs Britain more than Britain needs China

20 October 2015 8:31

When King George III sent the diplomat-statesman Lord Macartney to Beijing in 1793 to meet China’s all-powerful Qianlong Emperor, history…

Michael Fallon: there’s no need to worry about Hinkley Point because it’s French-led

19 October 2015 16:28

How worried should we be about China’s involvement in building the Hinkley Point nuclear power station? Even if concerns were raised at…

Steve Hilton takes a swipe at the Tories over China

19 October 2015 14:25

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Britain today to embark on his official state visit. While the visit aims to…