China

  • 11 Jan 2018

    How far should former prime minsters benefit financially from their time in office? David Cameron’s famous photo opportunity with Chinese Presdent Xi Jinping in a Buckinghamshire pub kick started a bromance between London and Bejing. Now Chinese businessmen have said  “thank you” to the Old Etonian by each paying a cool twelve thousand pounds to…

  • 16 Dec 2017

    He was the man who brought us the Brexit referendum – but since his hurried departure from Downing Street in the wake of the result, David Cameron has kept a low profile. Eighteen months on, the former Prime Minister has re-emerged. He will now take control of a £750 million fund to improve ports, roads…

  • 24 Oct 2017

    China’s ruling Communist Party has voted to insert President Xi’s name and ideas into its constitution. That the vote was unanimous – it was 2,000 to nil – isn’t really a surprise, but it marks the moment that makes President Xi China’s most powerful ruler in decades.  It places him alongside Mao Zedong, China’s first communist…

  • 6 Aug 2017

    China has urged North Korea to end its nuclear missile activities – and stop provoking the international community’s goodwill.

  • 13 Jul 2017

    The Nobel prize-winner and Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo has died. He was several years into his 11 year sentence for his contribution to a pro-democracy manifesto which called for the end to China’s one-party rule.

  • 1 Jul 2017

    China’s president Xi Jinping has marked 20 years since Britain’s hand over of Hong Kong – by warning that any activities which threaten Chinese sovereignty or authority are “absolutely impermissible”. President Xi was speaking as Hong Kong’s new leader Carrie Lam was sworn in – there were a few clashes during a protest outside, but…

  • 16 Apr 2017

    America says it’s working with China to respond to the growing crisis over North Korea’s nuclear missile programme.

  • 19 Mar 2017

    The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met with the Chinese President – brushing to one side recent tensions between Beijing and Washington.

  • 18 Jan 2017

    While Boris Johnson says he can sketch out post-Brexit trade deals on the back of an envelope, one of the world’s most powerful trading nations, China, has just opened a new route into Britain.

  • 14 Jan 2017

    Donald Trump has declared he may lift sanctions against Russia – and abandon the One China policy which doesn’t recognise a separate Taiwan.

  • 5 Sep 2016

    G20 summit: can the UK stay relevant?

    Can Britain maintain the relevance Mrs May seeks outside the EU?

  • 4 Sep 2016

    May seeks to calm Brexit fears in China

    Japan, among others, are nervous about the effect of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU on foreign investment.

  • 1 Sep 2016

    Beijing’s warning shot for Theresa May over Hinkley

    China’s ambassador to the UK warns Theresa May Britain must stay open to Chinese business, as doubts grow over a joint nuclear project.

  • 11 May 2016

    China – Three’s a crowd in a carriage

    If you listen back to the garden party tape you can actually hear the Commander D’Orsi say to The Queen: “They also wanted to come in your carriage with an interpreter.” The Queen replies: “Yes” after the word carriage.

  • 17 Feb 2016

    China deploys surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, say Taiwan and US Officials.