Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening of a study session at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee on February 7. Photo: Xinhua
Two Sessions 2023 (Lianghui)

Xi hails China modernisation miracle as path for developing countries

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China’s path to progress breaks the myth that modernisation means westernisation, Chinese leader tells government officials.

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening of a study session at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee on February 7. Photo: Xinhua

Xi hails China modernisation miracle as path for developing countries

China’s path to progress breaks the myth that modernisation means westernisation, Chinese leader tells government officials.

1 hour ago

Chinese province sends business team to Russia as post-Covid ties deepen

Business representatives and provincial commercial officials from Guizhou attend a trade expo in Moscow as China ramps up efforts to seek export orders.

3 hours ago

Scientists seek to track butterflies in Hong Kong and mainland China

Researchers know relatively little about the insects’ migratory patterns and want the public to report sightings to give them a better idea.

4 hours ago
The business delegation from  Guizhou province poses in front of St Basil’s Cathdral in Moscow’s Red Square. Photo: Weibo

Chinese province sends business team to Russia as post-Covid ties deepen

Business representatives and provincial commercial officials from Guizhou attend a trade expo in Moscow as China ramps up efforts to seek export orders.

3 hours ago
Science

Scientists seek to track butterflies in Hong Kong and mainland China

Researchers know relatively little about the insects’ migratory patterns and want the public to report sightings to give them a better idea.

Researchers know relatively little about the insects’ migratory patterns and want the public to report sightings to give them a better idea.

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US-China relations

US lawmakers urged to boost trade blocs, alliances after Chinese balloon row

Top concerns about Washington’s efforts amid Beijing’s competitive advances aired at House hearings by financial services and armed services panels.

Top concerns about Washington’s efforts amid Beijing’s competitive advances aired at House hearings by financial services and armed services panels.

3 hours ago

Republican US lawmaker to lead Taiwan trip amid China balloon tensions

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul is planning a bipartisan delegation to show support for the island and as ‘deterrence’ to Beijing.

5 hours ago
Republican US lawmaker to lead Taiwan trip amid China balloon tensions

China’s suspended voluntary carbon market moves a step closer to relaunch

The China Certified Emission Reduction CCER scheme, suspended six years ago because of low trading volume and a lack of standardisation in carbon audits, is considered an important part of the country’s environmental goals.

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China’s suspended voluntary carbon market moves a step closer to relaunch

US lawmakers urged to boost trade blocs, alliances after Chinese balloon row

Top concerns about Washington’s efforts amid Beijing’s competitive advances aired at House hearings by financial services and armed services panels.

3 hours ago

Republican US lawmaker to lead Taiwan trip amid China balloon tensions

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul is planning a bipartisan delegation to show support for the island and as ‘deterrence’ to Beijing.

5 hours ago

China’s suspended voluntary carbon market moves a step closer to relaunch

The China Certified Emission Reduction CCER scheme, suspended six years ago because of low trading volume and a lack of standardisation in carbon audits, is considered an important part of the country’s environmental goals.

6 hours ago
South China Sea

Southeast Asia seeking ‘balance’ between US and China in region

Tsinghua University says countries welcome greater involvement by Washington but they won’t reduce ties with Beijing

Tsinghua University says countries welcome greater involvement by Washington but they won’t reduce ties with Beijing

21 Jan 2023 - 12:47AM

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.

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.

29 Jan 2023 - 2:19PM

Chinese video shows fighter jets tracking foreign warplanes over disputed waters

J-11 Flankers seen taking off from Woody Island for Sunday’s mission in footage aired on state television, but report did not identify target.

J-11 Flankers seen taking off from Woody Island for Sunday’s mission in footage aired on state television, but report did not identify target.

25 Jan 2023 - 9:08PM
South China Sea

Southeast Asia seeking ‘balance’ between US and China in region

Tsinghua University says countries welcome greater involvement by Washington but they won’t reduce ties with Beijing

Tsinghua University says countries welcome greater involvement by Washington but they won’t reduce ties with Beijing

21 Jan 2023 - 12:47AM

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.

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.

29 Jan 2023 - 2:19PM

Chinese video shows fighter jets tracking foreign warplanes over disputed waters

J-11 Flankers seen taking off from Woody Island for Sunday’s mission in footage aired on state television, but report did not identify target.

J-11 Flankers seen taking off from Woody Island for Sunday’s mission in footage aired on state television, but report did not identify target.

25 Jan 2023 - 9:08PM
China | OPINION
The Lunar New Year celebrations in China did not bring a second Covid-19 wave, but long-term planning will be needed as part of living with the virus. Photo: AFP

Opinion | China’s long-term future with Covid-19 will depend on accurate data

China needs to develop a detailed vaccination and treatment path before the next outbreak, but it must be based on reliable information.

7 Feb 2023 - 2:47PM

Opinion | Why zero-Covid is harder to leave behind than to enforce

The policy, while damaging, came with clear metrics that allowed local government officials to demonstrate their compliance. The new mandate to simply let people get on with their lives leaves officials with no way to show success other than by downplaying the resulting rise in infections.

The policy, while damaging, came with clear metrics that allowed local government officials to demonstrate their compliance. The new mandate to simply let people get on with their lives leaves officials with no way to show success other than by downplaying the resulting rise in infections.

7 Feb 2023 - 8:15AM
Why zero-Covid is harder to leave behind than to enforce

The View | Even with inflation fears, China’s reopening is great for Asian tourism

China’s rapid reopening is expected to provide a major fillip to Asia’s pandemic-battered retail sector and hotel industry. The ability of Asia’s hospitality industry to handle the return of Chinese tourists is a concern, but a welcome one given how unlikely reopening once seemed.

China’s rapid reopening is expected to provide a major fillip to Asia’s pandemic-battered retail sector and hotel industry. The ability of Asia’s hospitality industry to handle the return of Chinese tourists is a concern, but a welcome one given how unlikely reopening once seemed.

6 Feb 2023 - 3:45PM
Even with inflation fears, China’s reopening is great for Asian tourism

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