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China’s Two Sessions
Beijing’s annual parliamentary meetings
Every year, the two main political bodies of China meet for the 'two sessions', where plans for China's policies involving the economy, military, trade, diplomacy, the environment and more, are revealed. Here is what you need to know.
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Wallstreetbets
Internet users take on ‘the Wall Street elites’
A forum on Reddit where people discuss finances and where to invest their money. For some in the group, one goal is to "fight the system" - large financial firms and people with power and authority.
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Coronavirus Vaccine
What you need to know
Coronavirus vaccine FAQs including the latest timetable for vaccine rollout and vaccine efficacy data plus news and updates on research into a vaccine to combat the new strain of coronavirus which has infected tens of millions of people and led to the deaths of more than a million around the globe.
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US-China Trade War
Battles lines drawn between the world's two largest economies
Background and explainers on the trade war between China, led by President Xi Jinping, and the United States, and its President Donald Trump. Having started in July 2018, the prolonged conflict reached a turning point in January 2020 with the signing of the phase one trade deal, but not after it had weighed heavily on the global economy for 18 months due to additional import tariffs levied by both China and the US. The US has accused China of unfair trading practices, including intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer, lack of market access for American companies in China and creating an unlevel playing field through state subsidies of Chinese companies. China, meanwhile, believes the US is trying to restrict its rise as a global economic power.
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China Economy
What makes the world's second largest economy tick
Background explainers, news and analysis on China’s economy, including its opening up, the US-China trade war, the impact of tariffs and trade talks, growth rates and other key economic data, the Belt and Road Initiative, and Greater Bay Area plan.
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China-Australia relations
Trading a war of words
Background explainers, news and analysis on China-Australia relations, including trade and investment and the impact of wider issues such as the US-China trade war and South China Sea.
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Malaysian Politics
The palace and the players
Malaysia has been rocked by political upheaval since Muhyiddin Yassin became prime minister without a parliamentary vote in March 2020. The country's constitutional monarch has taken a more active role in politics while a power tussle involving veteran politicians Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim continues.
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China-India Relations
Two nuclear-powered neighbours
Background explainers, news and analysis on relations between China and India, the second and seventh largest economies in the world, covering trade, military, border issues and tensions between Beijing and New Delhi.
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Joe Biden
The 46th President of the United States
Democratic politician Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States of America having served as the 47th vice-president of the United States under Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017.
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Edward Snowden
American Whistle-blower
Edward Snowden, an American contract employee at the National Security Agency, is the whistleblower behind significant revelations that surfaced in June 2013 about the US government's top secret, extensive domestic surveillance programmes. Snowden flew to Hong Kong from Hawaii in May 2013, and supplied confidential US government documents to media outlets including the Guardian.
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Greater Bay Area
Southern China's megalopolis
The 'Greater Bay Area' refers to the Chinese government's scheme to link the cities of Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing into an integrated economic and business hub.
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Historic Hong Kong Buildings & Landmarks
Living heritage
Remembering cultural landmarks, colonial-era architecture and infrastructure projects that transformed Hong Kong into the city we see today.
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World War II in Hong Kong
Life during wartime
When Japanese forces invaded Hong Kong in December 1941, it marked the start of a dark period for the city, with citizens interned in POW camps and left to starve on the streets.
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Alibaba
The e-commerce empire
Alibaba is the world’s biggest e-commerce group. Founded by Jack Ma, it owns Tmall.com and its consumer-to-consumer business Taobao.com. Alibaba Group is the owner of the South China Morning Post.
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Huawei
China's telecoms champion
The Huawei 5G fight is at the centre of the US-China tech war. The Chinese company is one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment and services providers. A Huawei ban was implemented in the US in May 2019.
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