Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against Covid-19 in Beijing on June 17, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
China expands African reach of belt and road as two more nations sign on

Eritrea deal cements China’s foothold in Horn of Africa and Red Sea, while Guinea-Bissau access will boost its maritime interests along West African coast.

28 Nov 2021 - 3:26PM
‘Challenging’ belt and road strategy needs risk analysis, anti-corruption steps
28 Nov 2021 - 10:20AM
‘China is a major issue’: zero-Covid causing knock-on effects for supply chains
25 Nov 2021 - 10:14AM
‘Based on our own needs’: China to join global oil reserve release
26 Nov 2021 - 10:38AM
One-child policy blamed as China missed 12 million children in 2010 census
24 Nov 2021 - 11:10AM


Jerome Powell has been nominated for a second term as chair of the US Federal Reserve by President Joe Biden. Photo: AP
China braced for US tapering, rate increases with Powell set keep top Fed job

Jerome Powell has been nominated by US President Joe Biden to serve for a further four years as chair of the US Federal Reserve, but the news has triggered calls for China to make early preparations for stimulus tapering and rate increases.

24 Nov 2021 - 4:01AM
‘Data vital as air for businesses’: China urged to clarify security laws
23 Nov 2021 - 2:38PM
Could China’s property tax break the back of its property sector?
25 Nov 2021 - 9:17AM
How much crude oil is China sitting on, and can it help cool soaring prices?
23 Nov 2021 - 9:33AM
Has the US ‘run out of tools’ to pressure China on trade?
19 Nov 2021 - 11:05PM
Chinese experts say US trade alliances to contain China could backfire
19 Nov 2021 - 2:43AM
China ‘can’t develop in isolation’, but ‘world can’t develop without China’
18 Nov 2021 - 8:44AM
Australia needs to ‘sit down’ with China over regional trade pact application
17 Nov 2021 - 1:06PM
China ‘open’ to idea of jointly releasing oil reserves with US
17 Nov 2021 - 11:21PM
China calls for ‘coordinated action’ to tackle global energy crunch
16 Nov 2021 - 10:52PM
EV battery production needs to ramp up and become more sustainable
16 Nov 2021 - 1:01PM
China’s Boeing purchases likely to be ‘weakness’ as US probe trade deal
12 Nov 2021 - 9:58AM
China’s top import fair reports first contraction since its debut in 2018
11 Nov 2021 - 11:45AM
US trade chief Tai says getting ‘traction’ with China in phase one deal talks
11 Nov 2021 - 6:31AM
What rising paint prices tells us about China’s inflation risks
11 Nov 2021 - 5:30AM