US measures aimed at putting pressure on Russia’s Wagner group includes sanctions on a Chinese satellite company. But the firm, Spacety, denies helping Russia in the Ukraine war or working with the Wagner group. Photo: Reuters
Ukraine war

Chinese satellite firm on US sanction list denies aiding Russia in Ukraine

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Spacety denies breaching any foreign rules or laws and says it has not had ties with Russia since it came under international sanctions.

US measures aimed at putting pressure on Russia’s Wagner group includes sanctions on a Chinese satellite company. But the firm, Spacety, denies helping Russia in the Ukraine war or working with the Wagner group. Photo: Reuters

Chinese satellite firm on US sanction list denies aiding Russia in Ukraine

Spacety denies breaching any foreign rules or laws and says it has not had ties with Russia since it came under international sanctions.

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China urges ‘restraint’ after Israeli raid on Palestinian refugee camp kills 10

Beijing ‘deeply saddened’ by casualties in West Bank city of Jenin, calls on ‘Israel in particular’ to stop violence from ‘spiralling out of control’.

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JD.com halts Indonesia and Thailand e-commerce sites to refocus on logistics

JD Central and JD.ID in Thailand and Indonesia, respectively, will cease operations in March, as parent JD.com refocuses on logistics and China growth.

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People attend a protest at the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, where 10 Palestinians died in a raid by Israeli forces. Photo: EPA-EFE

China urges ‘restraint’ after Israeli raid on Palestinian refugee camp kills 10

Beijing ‘deeply saddened’ by casualties in West Bank city of Jenin, calls on ‘Israel in particular’ to stop violence from ‘spiralling out of control’.

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E-commerce

JD.com halts Indonesia and Thailand e-commerce sites to refocus on logistics

JD Central and JD.ID in Thailand and Indonesia, respectively, will cease operations in March, as parent JD.com refocuses on logistics and China growth.

JD Central and JD.ID in Thailand and Indonesia, respectively, will cease operations in March, as parent JD.com refocuses on logistics and China growth.

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China’s soft power

Why China’s C-pop has yet to score as a soft power music machine

C-pop has gained a foothold on the international stage but observers say rising anti-China sentiment in the West could limit its appeal.

C-pop has gained a foothold on the international stage but observers say rising anti-China sentiment in the West could limit its appeal.

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China to expand rural access to urban welfare benefits in push for growth

More than a dozen government agencies in China have vowed to make it easier for migrants in cities to tap into public services, such as healthcare, in a bid to boost economic activity

30 Jan 2023 - 9:38AM
China to expand rural access to urban welfare benefits in push for growth

Explainer | Sweden’s big rare earth discovery seen as ‘game changer’ amid China dominance

Europe has been almost entirely dependent on China for critical minerals for years, but a newly unearthed million-tonne deposit of rare earths could eventually help reduce that reliance.

29 Jan 2023 - 10:30PM
Sweden’s big rare earth discovery seen as ‘game changer’ amid China dominance

Why China’s C-pop has yet to score as a soft power music machine

C-pop has gained a foothold on the international stage but observers say rising anti-China sentiment in the West could limit its appeal.

1 hour ago

China to expand rural access to urban welfare benefits in push for growth

More than a dozen government agencies in China have vowed to make it easier for migrants in cities to tap into public services, such as healthcare, in a bid to boost economic activity

30 Jan 2023 - 9:38AM

Explainer | Sweden’s big rare earth discovery seen as ‘game changer’ amid China dominance

Europe has been almost entirely dependent on China for critical minerals for years, but a newly unearthed million-tonne deposit of rare earths could eventually help reduce that reliance.

29 Jan 2023 - 10:30PM
China's Covid crisis
A Peking University study estimated that 900 million people in China had been infected with the virus – or 64 per cent of the population – as of January 11. Photo: Kyodo

Explainer | How bad is China’s Covid crisis and should the rest of the world be worried?

With millions of people on the move for the Lunar New Year holiday, the virus is expected to reach even the most remote parts of the country.

21 Jan 2023 - 9:16AM

China’s internet censors launch crackdown on ‘fake news’ about Covid

The Cyberspace Administration of China says it will stop the spread of ‘gloomy emotions’ and even monitor criticism of the state broadcaster’s annual gala.

The Cyberspace Administration of China says it will stop the spread of ‘gloomy emotions’ and even monitor criticism of the state broadcaster’s annual gala.

20 Jan 2023 - 6:57AM

China sees thousands of deaths after ‘80 per cent of citizens catch Covid’

The country’s hospitals reported almost 13,000 deaths in the week from January 13.

The country’s hospitals reported almost 13,000 deaths in the week from January 13.

22 Jan 2023 - 7:28PM

Xi Jinping expresses concern about Covid’s spread into China’s countryside

The president’s public comments, made during a Lunar New Year message, are his first about the current surge of coronavirus infections across China.

The president’s public comments, made during a Lunar New Year message, are his first about the current surge of coronavirus infections across China.

19 Jan 2023 - 12:46AM
China's Covid crisis
A Peking University study estimated that 900 million people in China had been infected with the virus – or 64 per cent of the population – as of January 11. Photo: Kyodo

Explainer | How bad is China’s Covid crisis and should the rest of the world be worried?

With millions of people on the move for the Lunar New Year holiday, the virus is expected to reach even the most remote parts of the country.

21 Jan 2023 - 9:16AM

China’s internet censors launch crackdown on ‘fake news’ about Covid

The Cyberspace Administration of China says it will stop the spread of ‘gloomy emotions’ and even monitor criticism of the state broadcaster’s annual gala.

The Cyberspace Administration of China says it will stop the spread of ‘gloomy emotions’ and even monitor criticism of the state broadcaster’s annual gala.

20 Jan 2023 - 6:57AM

China sees thousands of deaths after ‘80 per cent of citizens catch Covid’

The country’s hospitals reported almost 13,000 deaths in the week from January 13.

The country’s hospitals reported almost 13,000 deaths in the week from January 13.

22 Jan 2023 - 7:28PM

Xi Jinping expresses concern about Covid’s spread into China’s countryside

The president’s public comments, made during a Lunar New Year message, are his first about the current surge of coronavirus infections across China.

The president’s public comments, made during a Lunar New Year message, are his first about the current surge of coronavirus infections across China.

19 Jan 2023 - 12:46AM
China | OPINION
From the left, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as they arrive for the Quad leaders’ summit at Kantei Palace in Tokyo on May 24, 2022. Photo: AP

Opinion | As Australia repairs its ties with China, what of the Quad?

Beijing’s economic coercion drove Australia to seek alliance in earnest with the US, Japan and India to counter the ‘China threat’. Now with the China-Australia trade relationship improving by the day, questions will be raised about Canberra’s commitment to Quad objectives.

29 Jan 2023 - 1:00AM

Opinion | Time to stop the taming of Hong Kong public art

Some netizens may prefer the city’s floral bunny stamps to China Post’s mischievous grinning rabbit created by a master artist, but if public art is to inspire rather than bore, originality and dynamism must be nurtured.

Some netizens may prefer the city’s floral bunny stamps to China Post’s mischievous grinning rabbit created by a master artist, but if public art is to inspire rather than bore, originality and dynamism must be nurtured.

28 Jan 2023 - 8:15AM
Time to stop the taming of Hong Kong public art

Opinion | China must solve its population crisis, but not by government diktat

Simply raising the number of children a couple is allowed to have will not change the fact many young Chinese don’t want to have children, and policies that seek to encourage birth must rely on persuasion, not force.

Simply raising the number of children a couple is allowed to have will not change the fact many young Chinese don’t want to have children, and policies that seek to encourage birth must rely on persuasion, not force.

27 Jan 2023 - 3:30AM
China must solve its population crisis, but not by government diktat

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