Xi Jinping

Theresa May Defends Ivanka Trump Taking Her Father's Seat At G20 Summit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has said it was “entirely reasonable” for President Trump’s daughter Ivanka to step in and take her father’s seat for a short time...

US Embassy In London Forced To Remove Post 'Promoting Donald Trump's Private Club'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK

The US Embassy in London has removed a post promoting Donald Trump’s Florida resort following scathing criticism. In the blog post republished by se...

Trump Exposes How Little He Knows About Geopolitics In One Insanely Worrying Sentence

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK

Since becoming President Donald Trump has taken a strong line on North Korea, the main thrust of which is that China has to do more as they have unriv...

Donald Trump Boasts About Firing Missiles At The Wrong Country

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has boasted about how he fired missiles at Iraq when he actually fired them at Syria. The president was describing how he had informed Ch...

Containing President Trump

Alistair Burnett | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

It becomes clearer with each Tweet, Executive Order and press conference that the United States is in the throes of a chaotic attempted counter-revolution led - at least in name - by the President.

China Is Today's Goliath, And It Needs the Courage of David to Stand Up to It

Benedict Rogers | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

China's belligerence is making it look increasingly like the Old Testament warrior Goliath, not only in its size and power, but in its attitude to the rest of the world. But there the parallel ends, because among the international community - governments, corporations, international institutions - no David has yet appeared. On the contrary, the Goliath that is China today is holding everyone else to ransom.

China Is a Bully We Need to Stand Up To - Because No One Is Safe in China Today

Benedict Rogers | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Like all bullies, China will respect us more if we do so - and perhaps then, there is a chance of China changing. For at the moment, twenty years after Amnesty International's report, no one is safe in China.

What Happens When Journalists Try To Report On What China Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

Footage showing journalists being violently pushed around by Chinese police outside a courthouse shows the reality of what life is really like under t...

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Cameron's Wavering Commitment to Halting Climate Change

Jo Simmons | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Photo credit: Mark Robinson When Xi Jinping's treasure ship recently hove into view amidst a roar of diplomatic hubbub, David Cameron was amongst the...

Lucy Sherriff

'Is It That Hard For Cameron To Ask China To Help North Korean Refugees?' Asks Yeonmi Park

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A North Korean defector who fled her country and was sold as a sex slave in China has criticised David Cameron for not tackling the issue with the Chi...

After Xi's Visit, Where Next for the UK-China Relationship?

Joel Mullan | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joel Mullan

The red carpet has been rolled away, the royal carriage has been put back in the garage, and the British press have moved on. Now that Xi Jinping's state visit - the first by a Chinese Premier for 10 years is over, it's a good time to take stock and ask how the Sino-UK relationship should now develop.

The Strategic Calculations Shaping Sino-British Relations

Gregor Irwin | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Gregor Irwin

The British government learnt a valuable lesson when Premier Wen visited the UK four years ago. In the run up to that visit Chinese officials were so ...

China: A Prosperity Agenda?

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

As we watch Chinese enterprises prepare to build our new nuclear power stations, I shall try not to think too much about Ai Weiwei's steel rods in the Royal Academy, the 85,000 people who died in Sichuan on 12 May, 2008, or the human rights activists, lawyers and ethnic minorities who have been harassed, imprisoned and tortured. Repeat after me: prosperity agenda, not rights agenda.

Why Does Britain's China Debate Have to Be So Binary?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In their very haste to catch up and the urgency they attach to attracting investment, Cameron and Osborne are prepared to ignore criticism - and I suspect the advice of their diplomats - and downplay human rights and wider foreign policy considerations to put their emphasis on the purely pecuniary dimension of relations with the Chinese.

While David Cameron And Xi Jinping Had A Pint In His Local Pub... All Was Not Quite As It Seemed

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron and Xi Jinping were having a swift pint in a pub just hours after UK police were releasing a Tiananmen Square survivor fr...

Proof That The Only Thing Too Big For The Selfie Game Is David Cameron's Face

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

David Cameron has posed for a selfie with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Manchester City footballer Sergio Kun Agüero. Both the Prime Minister a...

Cameron Makes Awkward Joke About Leaving His Daughter In Pub With Chinese President

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

The Prime Minister today brought up a sore memory in front of Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the pair visited a pub near Cameron's country retreat. ...

Cameron And Xi Hit The Boozer For Some Thursday Night Scoops

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron toasted a "golden era" in UK-China relations on Thursday, taking the Chinese president to the local pub near his Buckinghamshire country...

Why World Leaders Want Fish And Chips When They Visit Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics

Chinese President Xi Jinping was reportedly "desperate" to sample Britain's most famous dish during his state visit to the UK. Today he got his wish -...

Relations Thawed, It Seems We Cannot Do Enough to Impress China

Angus Walker | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Politics
Angus Walker

Relations thawed, it seems we cannot do enough to impress China, perhaps fearful of being frozen out again. The sight of a communist party leader being wheeled down the Mall in a gilded carriage shows just how far the UK has gone to repair the damage of recent years.

Xi Jinping's Visit to UK - Respect Over Politics

Cohan Chew | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Cohan Chew

In any case, the Xi's visit to the UK is clearly received as an opportunity to demonstrate respect, even though it is packaged as a political trip. Then again, respect in politics is crucial, especially in soft power. So, bring on the ceremonies, banquets and processions! Thanks taxpayer.

Speaker's Sneering Jibes At Chinese President Have Cameron Shifting Uncomfortably

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

Commons Speaker John Bercow today issued a series of shock digs at Chinese President Xi Jinping, snipping at the Premier ahead of his speech to Parlia...

On China's Victory Day, Is Putin the Loser?

Ian Bond | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Bond

Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the guest of honour at China's Victory Day parade in Beijing on 3 September, just as President Xi Jinping was...

The End of China's 'Peaceful Rise' Doctrine?

Paul Reynolds | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The new Chinese leadership has, over the last 18 months, shown itself to be very different from that of successive Post-1980 reformist administrations. The 'market reform' rhetoric is still there. The assertions about Communist Party supremacy and dislike of Western democratic values, are still there...

From Crimean Crisis to Geopolitical Fires in Asia?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Weakening growth in China and other emerging economies and geopolitical tensions are the biggest risks to financial markets. Those two are dangerously interconnected right now.