South Korea has extended its restrictions on short-term visas for Chinese travellers, citing concerns about a Covid-19 resurgence following Lunar New Year gatherings. Photo: AP
China's border reopening

China resumes issuing visas to Japanese citizens

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Beijing’s embassy in Tokyo says it has ended visa suspension imposed after Japan tightened pandemic-related restrictions on Chinese travellers.

South Korea has extended its restrictions on short-term visas for Chinese travellers, citing concerns about a Covid-19 resurgence following Lunar New Year gatherings. Photo: AP

China resumes issuing visas to Japanese citizens

Beijing’s embassy in Tokyo says it has ended visa suspension imposed after Japan tightened pandemic-related restrictions on Chinese travellers.

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Africa looks forward to return of Chinese tour groups

As three African countries prepare to roll out the welcome mat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says many countries are looking forward to the return of Chinese tourists.

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China reports sharp drop in Covid deaths during Lunar New Year holiday

A total of 6,364 hospital patients with Covid-19 die from January 20 to 26, down by about half from a week earlier, mirroring trends in hospitalisations and severe illness, according to CDC data.

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Africa looks forward to return of Chinese tour groups

As three African countries prepare to roll out the welcome mat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says many countries are looking forward to the return of Chinese tourists.

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Coronavirus China

China reports sharp drop in Covid deaths during Lunar New Year holiday

A total of 6,364 hospital patients with Covid-19 die from January 20 to 26, down by about half from a week earlier, mirroring trends in hospitalisations and severe illness, according to CDC data.

A total of 6,364 hospital patients with Covid-19 die from January 20 to 26, down by about half from a week earlier, mirroring trends in hospitalisations and severe illness, according to CDC data.

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Science

EU exports environmental damage while keeping economic benefits: study

The European Union outsources greenhouse gas emissions and pollution to eastern Europe, China and the rest of Asia, while more than 85 per cent of consumption-related GDP stays within bloc, researchers say.

The European Union outsources greenhouse gas emissions and pollution to eastern Europe, China and the rest of Asia, while more than 85 per cent of consumption-related GDP stays within bloc, researchers say.

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Would a Cold War-style agreement help prevent China-US tensions from escalating?

A call by a former PLA officer for China and the US to establish a mechanism similar to the 1972 US-Soviet Incidents at Sea Agreement prompts a sceptical response from a former US Defence Department official.

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Would a Cold War-style agreement help prevent China-US tensions from escalating?

Huawei has staunched the bleeding but can it regain overseas traction with digital drive?

Huawei’s sales diversification push is reaping some rewards but analysts question whether its focus on digital solutions for enterprises can be used as a platform for overseas growth.

29 Jan 2023 - 8:00AM
Huawei has staunched the bleeding but can it regain overseas traction with digital drive?

EU exports environmental damage while keeping economic benefits: study

The European Union outsources greenhouse gas emissions and pollution to eastern Europe, China and the rest of Asia, while more than 85 per cent of consumption-related GDP stays within bloc, researchers say.

3 hours ago

Would a Cold War-style agreement help prevent China-US tensions from escalating?

A call by a former PLA officer for China and the US to establish a mechanism similar to the 1972 US-Soviet Incidents at Sea Agreement prompts a sceptical response from a former US Defence Department official.

4 hours ago

Huawei has staunched the bleeding but can it regain overseas traction with digital drive?

Huawei’s sales diversification push is reaping some rewards but analysts question whether its focus on digital solutions for enterprises can be used as a platform for overseas growth.

29 Jan 2023 - 8:00AM
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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