Yang Danxu

Yang Danxu

Beijing Correspondent, Lianhe Zaobao

Before Yang Danxu became Lianhe Zaobao's Beijing correspondent, she was the newspaper's Shanghai correspondent. When she was based in Shanghai, she covered politics, diplomacy, political economy and social trends in the country, focusing especially on the Yangtze River Delta region.

An electronic ticker displays stock figures in Pudong's Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai, China, on 29 January 2024. (Raul Ariano/Bloomberg)

Can China’s ailing stock market turn the tide after the Chinese New Year?

Government intervention has seemingly given investors some respite amid the tumbling stock market. However, can the upward trend continue past the Chinese New Year? Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Yang Danxu looks into the matter.
An electronic board shows Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indices at the Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai, China, 17 March 2023. (Aly Song/Reuters)

Can public opinion boost China’s economy?

Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Yang Danxu looks at the outcomes of the Central Economic Work Conference held earlier this week, in particular the call to highlight China’s economic prospects. Amid a still-struggling economy, high-level officials are pulling all the stops to boost the public’s confidence in economic recovery.
Members of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) march outside the Great Hall of the People on 18 October 2023. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

Which Chinese military leader will lead the Xiangshan Forum?

The Xiangshan Forum is scheduled to open at the end of this week in Beijing, after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, and in that time several complex geopolitical and security issues have cropped up that are likely to be discussed. Furthermore, the sudden change in China’s military leadership and continued freezing of China-US military interactions adds another layer worth observing. Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Yang Danxu tells us more.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, along with other leaders, attends the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) to mark the tenth anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on 18 October 2023. (Edgar Su/Reuters)

Ten years of the BRI: Where does it go from here?

Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Yang Danxu notes that after ten years, the BRI has a somewhat mixed report card. Some analysts say that the BRI has helped some countries, while others observe that progress has sometimes come at a cost, ranging from heavy debt to other indirect effects such as corruption and environmental damage.
Pro-Israel protesters gather at the "Shoes on the Danube Bank" memorial, during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Budapest, Hungary, on 10 October 2023. (Bernadett Szabo/Reuters)

Israel-Palestine conflict: A chance for China-US cooperation?

The conflict between Israel and Palestine is a longstanding one that has been renewed following a surprise attack by Hamas on Israel, triggering retaliation and a declaration of war by Israel. Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Yang Danxu notes that an important player in the situation is China, following its efforts in the Middle East. Could this be the middle ground for China to cooperate with the US amid their strained relations?
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a BRICS summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 27 July 2018. (Mike Hutchings/File Photo/Reuters)

Xi Jinping's rare absence from the G20 summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s likely absence from the upcoming G20 summit in New Delhi sends a message, amid tensions with India. However, it also means that there is less of an opportunity for China to engage with the US. Does this also mean that China is less interested in talking to the US, or is it leaving that encounter for later at the upcoming APEC summit in San Francisco?
People commute on a street in Beijing, China, on 25 July 2023. (Jade Gao/AFP)

Struggling economy now a taboo topic in China

Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Yang Danxu notes that the public space for discussion of China’s economic situation has tightened, even for experts and analysts. Should China control the narrative surrounding its struggling economy, which its people can clearly see and feel the impact of?
Visitors stand in front of a giant screen displaying Chinese President Xi Jinping next to a flag of the Communist Party of China, at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing, China, 8 October 2022. (Florence Lo/File Photo/Reuters)

Leadership reshuffle spells trouble within China’s military governance

The sudden reshuffle of senior officers of the People’s Liberation Army has shocked the media and the public. While the reasons for the removal of two generals from the Rocket Force remains unclear, authorities seem to be signalling an anti-corruption wave in China’s military. Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Yang Danxu tells us more.
Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee Wang Yi (L) speaks as South Korea's Foreign Minister Park Jin looks on during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Jakarta on 13 July 2023. (Mast Irham/AFP)

Wang Yi reappointed as Chinese foreign minister: An authoritative figure amid the intrigue

Qin Gang’s month-long absence has drawn much attention and speculation, culminating in the authorities’ announcement that he has been removed as foreign minister, and Wang Yi reappointed to his former position. Despite the authorities’ earlier claims of Qin’s “health reasons”, there seems to be more than meets the eye.