Ananta Agarwal

Hong Kong

Ananta Agarwal

Intern

Ananta Agarwal previoulsy joined the Post as an intern in June 2022. She is a journalism student at The University of Hong Kong. Her work has also appeared on NBC News, AFP Fact Check and FairPlanet.

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China’s zero-Covid policy still creating headaches for overseas students, even as some near return after 3 years

Overseas students enrolled at universities in China have been forced to study online for over three years due to the coronavirus, but even as some travel restrictions are eased, they still face complicated and expensive journeys to resume their studies.

Overseas students enrolled at universities in China have been forced to study online for over three years due to the coronavirus, but even as some travel restrictions are eased, they still face complicated and expensive journeys to resume their studies.

21 Sep 2022 - 9:00AM
China and Nepal’s rail line must traverse mountains, geopolitical tensions and enormous costs to get off the ground

Geopolitical tension between India and China, a multibillion dollar price tag and terrain spanning some of the highest mountains in the world are just some of the challenges facing the proposed railway between Tibet and Kathmandu.

Geopolitical tension between India and China, a multibillion dollar price tag and terrain spanning some of the highest mountains in the world are just some of the challenges facing the proposed railway between Tibet and Kathmandu.

11 Sep 2022 - 3:00PM
In India and China, farmers fret as drought and heat threaten rice harvest

Drought in China, low rainfall in India and massive monsoon floods in Pakistan are threatening global rice supplies, risking shortages for more than 2 billion people in Asia that depend on it as a staple food.

Drought in China, low rainfall in India and massive monsoon floods in Pakistan are threatening global rice supplies, risking shortages for more than 2 billion people in Asia that depend on it as a staple food.

5 Sep 2022 - 11:44AM
China’s zero-Covid policy turns Nepal border towns into ‘dead’ zones as trade routes dry up

China’s border restrictions have contributed to a sharp decline in Nepalese exports to the world’s No 2 economy, left merchants unable to receive orders and turned some border towns into ‘dead’ zones.

China’s border restrictions have contributed to a sharp decline in Nepalese exports to the world’s No 2 economy, left merchants unable to receive orders and turned some border towns into ‘dead’ zones.

24 Aug 2022 - 9:25AM
India needs China for critical medicine ingredients, but an ambitious initiative aims to correct that

New figures show that dozens of funding applications have been approved in India to bolster the production of crucial drug components – many of which have come almost exclusively from China for years.

New figures show that dozens of funding applications have been approved in India to bolster the production of crucial drug components – many of which have come almost exclusively from China for years.

14 Aug 2022 - 8:00AM
India’s tired, depressed, stranded students desperate to return to their second home in China

Around 20,000 Indian students are enrolled in Chinese universities, with the vast majority studying medicine, but they face an anxious wait to find out when they can return.

Around 20,000 Indian students are enrolled in Chinese universities, with the vast majority studying medicine, but they face an anxious wait to find out when they can return.

10 Aug 2022 - 3:51PM
US scrutiny of solar products from China’s Xinjiang could ‘create opportunities’ for Indian manufacturers

Growing demand for polysilicon made outside China could help spur the development of India’s solar manufacturing industry, experts say, but the country faces numerous challenges to boost domestic production capacity.

Growing demand for polysilicon made outside China could help spur the development of India’s solar manufacturing industry, experts say, but the country faces numerous challenges to boost domestic production capacity.

29 Jul 2022 - 8:30PM
Beyond China: US’ Xinjiang cotton ban has far-reaching implications, even for Asian alternatives

US’ boycott of Xinjiang cotton looks to reshape the global textile supply chain by isolating China, but suppliers in places such as Vietnam and Bangladesh could face setbacks as they shift away from such a major source of cotton.

US’ boycott of Xinjiang cotton looks to reshape the global textile supply chain by isolating China, but suppliers in places such as Vietnam and Bangladesh could face setbacks as they shift away from such a major source of cotton.

27 Jul 2022 - 6:00AM
Can India follow China’s path to labour-intensive manufacturing as population rises but jobs dwindle?

Poised to overtake China next year as the world’s biggest country, India is facing an economic emergency as its rising unemployment leaves more than half of the population jobless.

Poised to overtake China next year as the world’s biggest country, India is facing an economic emergency as its rising unemployment leaves more than half of the population jobless.

25 Jul 2022 - 11:03AM
Trump-era tariffs on Chinese tech imports cost US firms US$32 billion, hurting production and jobs

Firms in the US paid over US$32 billion in Trump-era import tariffs for Chinese technology products from the start of the trade war in 2018 until the end of 2021, stalling growth in production and employment, according to a report.

Firms in the US paid over US$32 billion in Trump-era import tariffs for Chinese technology products from the start of the trade war in 2018 until the end of 2021, stalling growth in production and employment, according to a report.

21 Jul 2022 - 1:43AM
US firms in China praise quarantine cut, but coronavirus restrictions still weigh heavy on confidence

US firms in mainland China have reported small improvements in supply chain logistics and business recovery, a new survey shows, but Covid-related policymaking still lacks consistency and predictability.

US firms in mainland China have reported small improvements in supply chain logistics and business recovery, a new survey shows, but Covid-related policymaking still lacks consistency and predictability.

30 Jun 2022 - 5:58PM
US protectionism hits China hardest, and Chinese are more averse to trade because of it, study finds

If China makes trade concessions to US in the face of strong domestic opposition, it ‘would risk a potentially destabilising domestic backlash’, according to a PIIE study that cites ‘worrying implications’ for open trade.

If China makes trade concessions to US in the face of strong domestic opposition, it ‘would risk a potentially destabilising domestic backlash’, according to a PIIE study that cites ‘worrying implications’ for open trade.

30 Jun 2022 - 5:57AM
How’s the China-India economic relationship changed 2 years on from the deadly Galwan Valley border clash?

China’s exports to India grew to US$27.1 billion in the first quarter of 2022, but India is concerned by its ballooning trade deficit with its neighbour amid strained ties two years after the deadly Galwan Valley clash.

China’s exports to India grew to US$27.1 billion in the first quarter of 2022, but India is concerned by its ballooning trade deficit with its neighbour amid strained ties two years after the deadly Galwan Valley clash.

25 Jun 2022 - 8:00PM
Explainer | What is on the agenda at the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva?

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) four-day 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) starts on Sunday in Geneva having been already postponed twice due to the coronavirus.

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) four-day 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) starts on Sunday in Geneva having been already postponed twice due to the coronavirus.

13 Jun 2022 - 5:16PM
China’s Universal Studios to partially reopen after six-week closure due to Covid controls in Beijing

Beijing city is gradually easing restrictions for areas that have not reported any cases in a week, and the theme park will implement a phased reopening at reduced capacity.

Beijing city is gradually easing restrictions for areas that have not reported any cases in a week, and the theme park will implement a phased reopening at reduced capacity.

7 Jun 2022 - 9:30PM