The scientific community has questioned the ethics of an experiment that Chinese scientist He Jiankui, seen here in a 2018 photo, went to jail for. Photo: AFP
Science

Chinese creator of first gene-edited humans says ‘we should respect them’

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Scientists still question the ethics of an experiment that Chinese scientist He Jiankui went to jail for.

The scientific community has questioned the ethics of an experiment that Chinese scientist He Jiankui, seen here in a 2018 photo, went to jail for. Photo: AFP

Chinese creator of first gene-edited humans says ‘we should respect them’

Scientists still question the ethics of an experiment that Chinese scientist He Jiankui went to jail for.

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Chinese schools and universities ready to resume classes after Covid break

Children and college students around the country are starting to return to campus following the Lunar New Year holiday and the end of zero-Covid.

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US focus after Chinese balloon downing is on gathering details: State

‘This is a challenge that a number of countries around the world have been subjected to,’ says spokesman.

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Many schools suspended face-to-face teaching in November. Photo: AFP

Chinese schools and universities ready to resume classes after Covid break

Children and college students around the country are starting to return to campus following the Lunar New Year holiday and the end of zero-Covid.

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US-China relations

US focus after Chinese balloon downing is on gathering details: State

‘This is a challenge that a number of countries around the world have been subjected to,’ says spokesman.

‘This is a challenge that a number of countries around the world have been subjected to,’ says spokesman.

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China education

Can China’s ‘out of touch’ vocational system fill blue-collar void?

Beijing is encouraging young people to learn technical skills. So, why do analysts say that tens of millions of vocational college graduates are still unable to fill a shortage of nearly 10 million senior skilled workers?

Beijing is encouraging young people to learn technical skills. So, why do analysts say that tens of millions of vocational college graduates are still unable to fill a shortage of nearly 10 million senior skilled workers?

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US expects to learn about China’s surveillance balloons, White House says

Waiting to shoot it down allowed for ‘a better understanding to study the capabilities of this balloon’, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says.

7 Feb 2023 - 5:31AM
US expects to learn about China’s surveillance balloons, White House says

US divers search for China ‘spy balloon’ debris as Biden mulls retaliation

Divers were expected to haul the airship up in the coming days, potentially giving intelligence analysts crucial insight into Chinese spying capabilities.

7 Feb 2023 - 12:28AM
US divers search for China ‘spy balloon’ debris as Biden mulls retaliation

Can China’s ‘out of touch’ vocational system fill blue-collar void?

Beijing is encouraging young people to learn technical skills. So, why do analysts say that tens of millions of vocational college graduates are still unable to fill a shortage of nearly 10 million senior skilled workers?

5 hours ago

US expects to learn about China’s surveillance balloons, White House says

Waiting to shoot it down allowed for ‘a better understanding to study the capabilities of this balloon’, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says.

7 Feb 2023 - 5:31AM

US divers search for China ‘spy balloon’ debris as Biden mulls retaliation

Divers were expected to haul the airship up in the coming days, potentially giving intelligence analysts crucial insight into Chinese spying capabilities.

7 Feb 2023 - 12:28AM
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
Illustration: Stephen Case

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.

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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

Opinion | China’s two-speed economy is sapping people’s desire to have children

There are insecurities from limited social welfare, hard decisions for rural migrants about where to raise a family, and the stress of competition and social pressure. In the long term, China needs a more even regional development so it can build public trust and a greater sense of security.

There are insecurities from limited social welfare, hard decisions for rural migrants about where to raise a family, and the stress of competition and social pressure. In the long term, China needs a more even regional development so it can build public trust and a greater sense of security.

5 Feb 2023 - 6:30PM
China’s two-speed economy is sapping people’s desire to have children
Illustration: Stephen Case

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

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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

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