President Joe Biden attends an event on March 9 at the White House in Washington, to support legislation that would strengthen supply chains for computer chips. With Washington passing bills like the Chips Act directed at China, the US commitment to free trade is in question. Photo: AP

Inside Out | With its chip and battery wars, the US is no defender of free trade

1 hour ago

Biden has gone further than Trump in building a protectionist fence around key industries including advanced chips. US support for free trade is increasingly in question and Washington should pause to consider how protectionism leads to lose-lose situations.

President Joe Biden attends an event on March 9 at the White House in Washington, to support legislation that would strengthen supply chains for computer chips. With Washington passing bills like the Chips Act directed at China, the US commitment to free trade is in question. Photo: AP

Inside Out | With its chip and battery wars, the US is no defender of free trade

Biden has gone further than Trump in building a protectionist fence around key industries including advanced chips. US support for free trade is increasingly in question and Washington should pause to consider how protectionism leads to lose-lose situations.

1 hour ago

Eye on Asia | In climate debate, Gulf states can be a bridge between East and West

New findings show economies can grow even as carbon dioxide emissions decline. These findings are important for developing countries like India. As hydrocarbon producers with net-zero goals, Gulf states can help facilitate dialogue between historic polluters in the West and growing economies in the East.

27 Nov 2022 - 3:15PM

Opinion | From soft power to FDI, China must work on its economic ties with Asean

China is Asean’s top trading partner and more China-invested projects are gaining traction but its expanding economic influence is also attracting suspicion and distrust.

27 Nov 2022 - 7:45AM
UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan arrives to deliver a speech on the second day of the COP27 climate conference on November 7 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The UAE has recently built on its strategy to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Photo: AFP

Eye on Asia | In climate debate, Gulf states can be a bridge between East and West

New findings show economies can grow even as carbon dioxide emissions decline. These findings are important for developing countries like India. As hydrocarbon producers with net-zero goals, Gulf states can help facilitate dialogue between historic polluters in the West and growing economies in the East.

27 Nov 2022 - 3:15PM

Opinion | From soft power to FDI, China must work on its economic ties with Asean

China is Asean’s top trading partner and more China-invested projects are gaining traction but its expanding economic influence is also attracting suspicion and distrust.

China is Asean’s top trading partner and more China-invested projects are gaining traction but its expanding economic influence is also attracting suspicion and distrust.

27 Nov 2022 - 7:45AM

Editorial | Hikers need to be aware of the risks

The popularity of hiking in Hong Kong has soared during the pandemic. But with that has come a worrying increase in the number of deaths, injuries and rescues.

The popularity of hiking in Hong Kong has soared during the pandemic. But with that has come a worrying increase in the number of deaths, injuries and rescues.

27 Nov 2022 - 7:00AM

Macroscope | US should not be so quick to talk up its economic superiority over China

Divisive talk to encourage the creation of rival power blocs is not welcome when the world is facing global challenges that require multilateral solutions. Besides, the US is in no place to gloat – its investments in infrastructure and energy will take time to bear fruit, and its robust consumer spending won’t last.

27 Nov 2022 - 3:30AM
US should not be so quick to talk up its economic superiority over China

Editorial | Relief measures must not be ruled out as the cost of living increases

Looming transport fare and power tariff increases underline the harsh reality that Hong Kong is not insulated from global economic fluctuations. While Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po has ruled out another round of wage subsidies for businesses, the hardship facing Hongkongers must not be underestimated.

26 Nov 2022 - 10:30PM
Relief measures must not be ruled out as the cost of living increases

Editorial | Hikers need to be aware of the risks

The popularity of hiking in Hong Kong has soared during the pandemic. But with that has come a worrying increase in the number of deaths, injuries and rescues.

27 Nov 2022 - 7:00AM

Macroscope | US should not be so quick to talk up its economic superiority over China

Divisive talk to encourage the creation of rival power blocs is not welcome when the world is facing global challenges that require multilateral solutions. Besides, the US is in no place to gloat – its investments in infrastructure and energy will take time to bear fruit, and its robust consumer spending won’t last.

27 Nov 2022 - 3:30AM

Editorial | Relief measures must not be ruled out as the cost of living increases

Looming transport fare and power tariff increases underline the harsh reality that Hong Kong is not insulated from global economic fluctuations. While Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po has ruled out another round of wage subsidies for businesses, the hardship facing Hongkongers must not be underestimated.

26 Nov 2022 - 10:30PM
Inside Out | With its chip and battery wars, the US is no defender of free trade
1 hour ago
Eye on Asia | In climate debate, Gulf states can be a bridge between East and West
27 Nov 2022 - 3:15PM
Opinion | From soft power to FDI, China must work on its economic ties with Asean
27 Nov 2022 - 7:45AM
Editorial | Hikers need to be aware of the risks

The popularity of hiking in Hong Kong has soared during the pandemic. But with that has come a worrying increase in the number of deaths, injuries and rescues.

27 Nov 2022 - 7:00AM
Macroscope | US should not be so quick to talk up its economic superiority over China
27 Nov 2022 - 3:30AM
Editorial | Relief measures must not be ruled out as the cost of living increases

Looming transport fare and power tariff increases underline the harsh reality that Hong Kong is not insulated from global economic fluctuations. While Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po has ruled out another round of wage subsidies for businesses, the hardship facing Hongkongers must not be underestimated.

26 Nov 2022 - 10:30PM
My Take | Star Ferry is struggling and it deserves to be thrown a lifeline

The little boats are a vital part of the collective memory of Hong Kong. A way must be found to ensure they continue to sail.

26 Nov 2022 - 9:44PM
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President Joe Biden attends an event on March 9 at the White House in Washington, to support legislation that would strengthen supply chains for computer chips. With Washington passing bills like the Chips Act directed at China, the US commitment to free trade is in question. Photo: AP

Inside Out | With its chip and battery wars, the US is no defender of free trade

Biden has gone further than Trump in building a protectionist fence around key industries including advanced chips. US support for free trade is increasingly in question and Washington should pause to consider how protectionism leads to lose-lose situations.

1 hour ago

Eye on Asia | In climate debate, Gulf states can be a bridge between East and West

New findings show economies can grow even as carbon dioxide emissions decline. These findings are important for developing countries like India. As hydrocarbon producers with net-zero goals, Gulf states can help facilitate dialogue between historic polluters in the West and growing economies in the East.

New findings show economies can grow even as carbon dioxide emissions decline. These findings are important for developing countries like India. As hydrocarbon producers with net-zero goals, Gulf states can help facilitate dialogue between historic polluters in the West and growing economies in the East.

27 Nov 2022 - 3:15PM
In climate debate, Gulf states can be a bridge between East and West

Opinion | From soft power to FDI, China must work on its economic ties with Asean

China is Asean’s top trading partner and more China-invested projects are gaining traction but its expanding economic influence is also attracting suspicion and distrust.

China is Asean’s top trading partner and more China-invested projects are gaining traction but its expanding economic influence is also attracting suspicion and distrust.

27 Nov 2022 - 7:45AM
From soft power to FDI, China must work on its economic ties with Asean

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