Laura Zhou

10/03/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Laura Zhou

China will work with Russia on policy towards US, says ambassador to Moscow

Zhang Hanhui tells Russian news agency Interfax that the two countries have a ‘special responsibility’ to maintain world peace and stability. Joe Biden has pledged to take a tough stance towards Beijing and Moscow and is working to strengthen relations with US allies
25/01/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Laura Zhou

China-US tensions: new American defence chief calls on Japan and South Korea to team up in Indo-Pacific

Soon after being sworn in, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin calls for Asian allies to strengthen military ties American maritime manoeuvres in the South China Sea continue despite change of administration in the US
18/01/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Laura Zhou

Beijing hopes Germany will continue China-friendly approach after Armin Laschet wins Christian Democrat Union leadership race

Long-term ally of Angela Merkel is considered a safe pair of hands who will continue Chancellor’s pragmatic policies. Laschet is not guaranteed to take over the top job, but his victory eased Beijing’s concerns that EU will adopt a more confrontational approach
29/12/2020
Política South China Morning Post - China Relaciones Bilaterales Laura Zhou

China-Russia ties won’t be broken, declare Xi and Putin in signal to Biden

Chinese leader says New Year phone call with Russian leader indicates their relationship will endure any attempt to suppress and divide. In the US, the incoming president says he is looking to form ‘stronger coalitions’ against China
27/11/2020
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Laura Zhou

‘Let’s build a digital Silk Road’: Xi Jinping looks to cement China’s ties with Asean

Xi delivers keynote speech at China-Asean Expo in Nanning, saying the regional bloc is a priority for Beijing. Xi’s speech and Chinese foreign minister’s trip to Japan and South Korea are set against US president-elect’s declared interest in Asia-Pacific
13/11/2020
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Laura Zhou

South China Sea: China asks Asean for quick resolution to code of conduct

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urges neighbours to overcome pandemic distractions and speed up negotiations. Observers say growing tension between Beijing and Washington may cause Asean members to tread cautiously
03/11/2020
Economía South China Morning Post - China Economía Internacional Laura Zhou

China should ‘carefully consider’ whether to join Japan-led trade pact, ex-minister says

Chen Deming, a former commerce minister, says Beijing needs to assess Tokyo’s role in the CPTPP. Remarks come as economists debate if the country should try to fill the gap created by the US withdrawal
31/07/2020
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Laura Zhou

China says countries should not have to pick sides in rivalry with US

Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi that the US is a ‘damaging factor’ in international relations. Beijing is facing growing resistance to its claims in the South China Sea and is trying to avoid being isolated
24/06/2020
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Laura Zhou

Risk of military conflict between US and China higher than ever, experts say

Tensions rose after near-collision between American and Chinese destroyers, according to president of National Institute for South China Sea Studies. Existing communication mechanisms might not be sufficient to keep every encounter under control, Nanjing University professor says.
26/05/2020
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Laura Zhou

Israel rejects bid by Hong Kong’s CK Hutchison to build plant after US warns against Chinese investment

14:45 - Selection of local firm for US$1.5 billion desalination project follows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s opposition to Chinese involvement. Chinese investment, Pompeo said, could ‘put Israeli citizens at risk and … put the capacity for America to work alongside Israel on important projects at risk’.
14/09/2018
Economía South China Morning Post - China Economía Internacional Laura Zhou

Nicolas Maduro heads to China as he tries to salvage Venezuelan economy

13/09/18 - 11:55 - President will attend meeting of senior officials in Beijing and is also expected to meet Xi Jinping during ‘very necessary, very opportune’ trip
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