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How China will achieve carbon neutrality by 2060
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China’s Communist Party
The sole governing power of the People’s Republic of China
Latest news, analysis and opinion on the Communist Party of China which has ruled the country since 1949 and is currently led by General Secretary Xi Jinping. The party currently has over 90 million members and it began to admit private entrepreneurs into its ranks in 2001. 
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China's military
Beijing's goal to turn the People’s Liberation Army into a powerful fighting force
Latest news, features and opinion on the military in China, including the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the development of warships, aircraft carriers and fighter jets, spending on the armed forces and reforms and modernisation. US-China and mainland-Taiwan military tensions and the deployment of China’s armed forces overseas are also covered.
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China and climate change
How China will achieve carbon neutrality by 2060
Latest news and analysis on how China, the world's largest greenhouse gases emitter is tackling its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060.
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China's digital currency
Will China be the first to issue a sovereign digital currency?
China was the first major economy to begin exploring its own digital currency in 2014, though it is yet to launch the proposed digital yuan. Unlike cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, which are not centrally controlled, China’s “sovereign” digital coin would fall under the authority of the People’s Bank of China. China maintains a blanket ban on the trading of any cryptocurrencies, as the government regards them as a source of financial risk.
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US-China tech war & rivalry
The race for the tech of the future
The US and China are ramping up competition to see who will the future of global technology
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China's electric vehicle industry
The world's largest EV market
China has one of the fastest growing EV markets in the world with an estimated 500 electric car makers having piled into the world's largest vehicle market. As the Chinese government prods indigenous innovation, home-grown brands such as Nio, Xpeng and Li Auto, have sprouted to get a larger slice of the market under the Made in China 2025 industrial master plan. What are the infrastructure limitations, socioeconomic factors, and battery market competition that are having an impact?
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Japanese Cinema
Anime, yakuza, J-horror: the world of Japanese movies
From Akira Kurosawa to Yasujiro Ozu, from Takeshi Kitano to Hirokazu Koreeda, from samurai to yakuza to the Japanese New Wave, and from anime to J-horror to pink films, this is the place to go for reviews, interviews and features about movies both classic and new from Japan.
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Ayurveda
Indian traditional medicine in the 21st century
Ayurveda, the 'Science of Life', is a natural system of medicine with roots in India, that dates back more than 3,000 years. Based on the idea that good health can only be achieved if an individual’s three energies, or doshas, are in balance, Ayurveda promotes lifestyle changes and natural therapies that use herbs, oils, massage, meditation and yoga to regain a balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment.
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LGBTQ in China
A marginalised community fights for acceptance
LGBTQ issues are still a taboo topic in China, and the community faces harsh consequences like ostracization, unemployment and even jail. However, the LGBTQ community is also fighting to be seen and heard, and many LGBTQ people are living openly and loudly amid growing acceptance from society.
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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 coronavirus which has infected tens of millions of people and led to the deaths of more than three million around the globe.
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British National (Overseas) visa programme
A pathway to British citizenship
In July 2020, the British government offered Hongkongers with BN(O) status and their dependants a pathway to citizenship, in response to Beijing's imposition of the national security law. From January 31, 2021, they can apply for a visa to work or live in Britain for five years, before they are eligible to apply for citizenship.
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Hong Kong martial arts cinema
How kung fu and wuxia films turned Hong Kong into a global cultural powerhouse
From kung fu to wuxia films, and from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Donnie Yen, Hong Kong cinema has been renowned for its martial arts productions over the decades. Learn more about the classic movies and revisit some of our archive interviews about the best that the industry has to offer, all in one place.
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Feminism in China
Women continue to fight for equality in a patriarchal society
Feminist movements in China have a long and vibrant history. Today’s Chinese women are fighting for equality in the workplace, freedom from violence and a break from traditional family roles.
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China's population
Is there a crisis brewing in the world's most populated country?
China confirmed its population grew to 1.412 billion in 2020, from 1.4 billion a year earlier, according to the results of its once-in-a-decade census. But the number of new births fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2020, adding to concerns about China’s ageing population, with the demographic data set to have far-reaching social policy and economic implications.
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Iconic Asian food
The history of Asia's favourite dishes
Where is sushi from? How about tempura, and sriracha? How did Korean fried chicken become so popular, and what's the story with butter chicken? We explore the history of some iconic Asian dishes and foods
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Asia’s territorial disputes
Border clashes, in the sea, air and land
From the South China Sea to Taiwan, the Diaoyus and the Kurils, the India-China border and the airspace above Singapore and Malaysia, here are Asia's biggest territorial disputes explained.
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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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Asian Festivals
Festivals, Culture & Traditions
Asia spans a huge variety of countries, cultures and religions. Learn more about everything from the Lunar New Year celebrated across the region and India’s Diwali to the myths and legends behind lesser known festivals.
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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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Martial arts icons
Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen – you know who they are
From Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, to Jet Li and Donnie Yen, Chinese-language martial arts movies have been popularised by some of the greatest action icons in cinema history.
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China's tech billionaires
The founders of China's tech giants are raking it in
The number of billionaires in China keeps growing, especially in tech with Beijing as the world's billionaire capital since 2015.
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Lifestyles of the rich and famous
How the rich and famous spend their money
We delve deep into the wealthy's rise to fame - and their worth. 
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Asia's biggest YouTube stars
Iconic YouTube KOLs from Asia
YouTube stars are some of the most famous personalities on the internet - and many Asian faces have made it big on the platform, creating content involving everything from food and travel to tech and fashion.
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Vladimir Putin
Russian president
Vladimir Putin has been in office as Russia's president or prime minister for more than two decades.
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Asian Royalty
A Game of Thrones
From the kings of Cambodia and Thailand to the Japanese emperor and the sultans of Malaysia and Brunei, here is everything you need to know about Asia's monarchies.
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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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Xinjiang
China’s controversial western region
China has been hit by sanctions from the US and other countries over alleged suppression of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, its far-west frontier region. It says these claims are politically motivated and that its policies in Xinjiang are to counter extremism and reduce poverty.
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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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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The Greatest Show on Earth
The 2020 Summer Olympics have been postponed from their July 24-August 9 date because of the Covid-19 pandemic and will now take place in 2021 from July 23 to August 8. The Games will keep the name Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
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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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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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Historic Asian brands
What are Asia's most iconic historic brands?
From Singapore's Tiger Balm to Japan's Cup Noodles, many of Asia's top brands are now loved the world over. Here'll you find the fascinating histories of Asia's top companies and the people that built them.
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Historic Hong Kong brands
Iconic companies from Hong Kong's past and present
Despite being a small city, Hong Kong has had a huge impact in the world of business, and many of its home-grown companies are now international names. Here are some of their stories.
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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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