Ben joined the Post as an intern reporter focusing on foreign affairs. He is a graduate student at Hong Kong Baptist University. Before coming to Hong Kong, he worked as an intern at Caixin in Beijing.
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The relationship may be the closest the two nations have been since 1950s honeymoon that followed China’s fight against US and allied forces in the Korean war.
Scott Morrison’s account was renamed ‘Australian Chinese new life’, sparking concerns about interference, but operator Tencent says it was transferred normally.
Beijing lodges formal protest with Washington as US consular staff and families seek to avoid zero-Covid control measures in China.
It claims some people have tested positive on arrival in China and that they did not stay home in the previous week as required, calling the behaviour ‘shocking and unfortunate’.
Emergency relief including drinking water will arrive at the stricken Pacific Island nation ‘as soon as flight conditions allow’.
Another 80 locally acquired cases recorded on Monday but residents have so far avoided citywide lockdown.
Recent talks with the Gulf States and Turkey helped boost economic ties, but saw little change in strategic and security matters.
This week, China will host representatives from Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Iran and Turkey for talks.
45 tonnes of the war-torn country’s precious export arrive in Shanghai on the same day Kabul’s ambassador to Beijing goes public over lack of funds.
While approaches from small and big cities may differ due to testing capacity and resources, swift reactions mean ‘a tsunami-like outbreak is highly unlikely’.
Despite the offer, Beijing has also signalled its approval of Russia’s intervention and the Kazakh government’s response.
Implementation plan includes joint ventures and more Chinese investment, but observers also note Morocco’s importance in linking Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe.
City could ease its measures once all new confirmed infections are linked to previously recorded cases, with no other local transmission, official says.
Wang Bin and Cui Shiyue – senior figures in the city’s worst-hit district – were removed from their posts to ‘strengthen’ the battle.
The former official tells a seminar that both sides need to overcome basic problems such as trust and understanding to make progress.
US flight cancellations because of staff shortages and bad weather have left some stranded.
Six arrested after gunshots and rocket are fired near premises, with company official reportedly calling it an attempt to pressure it to give jobs to locals.
Wang Duanyong tells state tabloid the Islamist group appears to have changed and has taken on ex-government personnel and professionals but it’s ‘clearly not enough’.
Starlink satellites have twice approached Tiangong in orbit, prompting avoidance manoeuvres, although SpaceX says the satellites are built to avoid collisions.
To avoid misunderstanding and mistrust, more needs to be done to explain the country’s system and values, he tells Talking Post.
China’s role in Africa as ‘a new kind of colonialism’ is not supported by data, analysts say, while highlighting transparency issues that help fuel this narrative.
Beijing is stepping up efforts to engage with the country’s new government as millions face the risk of starvation.
Mining companies reminded that interim government in Kabul has regulations and there are penalties for breaking them.
Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin agree to accelerate attempts to create a system that cannot be influenced by ‘third parties’
Comments come after Nicaragua became the latest country in the region to switch diplomatic recognition from Taiwan.
When Managua switched its diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing on Friday, mainland China boosted its influence in the US’ backyard, say observers.
US$8 billion cross-border railway from south Tibet to Kathmandu is key project in China’s belt and road strategy in South Asia and a strategic worry for India.
Chinese president wastes no time in writing note to newly confirmed German chancellor as he takes over from Xi’s ‘old friend’ Angela Merkel.
South Korean foreign ministry offers support for Beijing’s hosting of the 2022 Winter Games, but does not say whether Seoul will send a delegation.