Premier Li Keqiang threw Beijing’s support behind entrepreneurs, new energy vehicles and technology during a whistle-stop tour to Shenzhen on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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China’s electric vehicles, tech lauded on premier’s symbolic Shenzhen visit
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Premier Li Keqiang visited tech giant Huawei Technologies, carmaker BYD and Yantian Port, while driving home the message of ‘reform and opening up’.

Premier Li Keqiang threw Beijing’s support behind entrepreneurs, new energy vehicles and technology during a whistle-stop tour to Shenzhen on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
China’s electric vehicles, tech lauded on premier’s symbolic Shenzhen visit

Premier Li Keqiang visited tech giant Huawei Technologies, carmaker BYD and Yantian Port, while driving home the message of ‘reform and opening up’.

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Parts of southern China have been gripped by heatwaves and drought in recent months. Photo: AP
Drought, flooding threaten China’s ‘critical’ autumn grain harvest

Chinese authorities have pledged a host of disaster-relief measures to ensure a strong autumn grain harvest, which is being threatened by widespread drought in the south and potential flooding in the north.

17 Aug 2022 - 8:00PM
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‘Crazy hot’ temperatures in Sichuan result in rolling blackouts, power curbs

Sichuan was mostly spared from nationwide power cuts in 2021 that resulted from a lack of coal, but now droughts are crippling the hydroelectric power supply that the province depends on.

Sichuan was mostly spared from nationwide power cuts in 2021 that resulted from a lack of coal, but now droughts are crippling the hydroelectric power supply that the province depends on.

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Tourism, farming and crafts: China’s villages seek a blueprint for revival

Since declaring an end to extreme poverty, Beijing has placed greater emphasis on revitalising the countryside. But success has been uneven, with many rural areas far less developed than their urban counterparts.

Since declaring an end to extreme poverty, Beijing has placed greater emphasis on revitalising the countryside. But success has been uneven, with many rural areas far less developed than their urban counterparts.

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Taiwan will find it ‘very difficult’ to cut rare earth reliance on China

The Taiwanese government and private sector are looking for ways to diversify rare earth mineral imports from China, but it will be an uphill battle because the mainland has the world’s biggest reserves and advanced mining systems.

The Taiwanese government and private sector are looking for ways to diversify rare earth mineral imports from China, but it will be an uphill battle because the mainland has the world’s biggest reserves and advanced mining systems.

12 Aug 2022 - 10:50PM
China to opt for targeted action over ‘destroying Taiwan economy’

Mainland authorities are unlikely to crash Taiwan’s economy, opting instead to target pro-independence politicians and businesses following Nancy Pelosi’s visit, analysts say.

Mainland authorities are unlikely to crash Taiwan’s economy, opting instead to target pro-independence politicians and businesses following Nancy Pelosi’s visit, analysts say.

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‘Expats won’t wait for the shooting to start’: firms draw up Taiwan exit plans

Multinationals in Taiwan are not expected to leave in the short-term, but the military drills by the People’s Liberation Army have forced many to reassess vulnerabilities, analysts say.

Multinationals in Taiwan are not expected to leave in the short-term, but the military drills by the People’s Liberation Army have forced many to reassess vulnerabilities, analysts say.

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Sheep graze on the Guadiana River’s dry bed in Villarta de los Montes, in the central Spanish region of Extremadura, on August 16. Scientists say human-induced climate change is making extreme weather, including heatwaves and droughts, more frequent and intense. Photo: AFP
Opinion | Fighting the worst of climate change doesn’t mean giving up growth

The degrowth movement is gaining popularity, but neither people nor countries are ready to stop consuming to save the environment. Instead, we can use the power of economic incentives to dramatically alter the type of growth going forward and still head off climate change.

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Macroscope | US inflation may be peaking but interest rates will continue to rise

With inflation still well above the Fed’s target, more rate increases are on the cards, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority is sure to follow suit.

With inflation still well above the Fed’s target, more rate increases are on the cards, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority is sure to follow suit.

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Opinion | Pain of China’s housing crisis will be felt at home and abroad

The growing housing crisis in China threatens to spread like previous financial contagions and damage economies across the globe. Avoiding crisis requires policymakers to let poor performers suffer the consequences of bad bets while looking after solvent banks and enacting reforms.

The growing housing crisis in China threatens to spread like previous financial contagions and damage economies across the globe. Avoiding crisis requires policymakers to let poor performers suffer the consequences of bad bets while looking after solvent banks and enacting reforms.

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Pain of China’s housing crisis will be felt at home and abroad

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