James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson

Senior Digital Production Editor 

James is a contributor to Inkstone. He is senior digital production editor at the South China Morning Post’s New York bureau.

Location
New York
Language spoken
English, Mandarin
Areas of Expertise
Editing, news, features
America’s initial coronavirus response does not inspire confidence
New York has finally cottoned on to the threat posed by the coronavirus.  On Friday, my wife and I went to stock up on tinned food and enough hand sanitizer to make Howard Hughes call an intervention, and business was proceeding as normal. Since then, Covid-19 has caused six deaths on US soil, and stores across the city are packed out with folks – mostly white and black – preparing for what will either be the apocalypse or an excellent opportunity to catch up on Netflix (my wife, who is Chinese, was delighted to note that New York’s Asians prepared long before everyone else). (Where did the coronavirus come from? How to prevent infections? Here’s what we’ve learned so far about the coronavir
China slams US after Washington imposes sanctions for buying Russian jets
China has hit back at the US for its “unreasonable” decision to slap punitive sanctions on a unit of the Chinese military, after it purchased Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles. “The US has seriously violated the basic norms of international relations and disturbed the relationship between China and the US,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in response to the sanctions. “We strongly call on the US to remedy the mistake and cancel the sanctions. Otherwise, the US has to bear the consequences.” The punitive sanctions announced on Thursday will block the Chinese ministry’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), and its director Li Shangfu, from doing any kind o