India’s gem and jewellery sector has witnessed a significant decline in exports to China. Photo: AFP
China-India relations

China’s Covid shift fails to ease ‘deep concern’ in India about disruptions

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Indian traders have begun importing products from China weeks in advance amid lingering concern that authorities will continue with snap lockdowns to contain Covid-19 outbreaks, which may hit production of key inputs.

India’s gem and jewellery sector has witnessed a significant decline in exports to China. Photo: AFP

China’s Covid shift fails to ease ‘deep concern’ in India about disruptions

Indian traders have begun importing products from China weeks in advance amid lingering concern that authorities will continue with snap lockdowns to contain Covid-19 outbreaks, which may hit production of key inputs.

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Chinese scientists develop ECG radar to detect heart health from a distance

Millimetre wave radar can detect cardiac motion and transform the data into electrical signals with 90 per cent morphology accuracy, study says.

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US and Australia deepen defence ties, vow to check ‘dangerous’ China

Ministerial meetings involving Blinken, Austin and their opposite numbers lead to announcement of expanded military presence down under.

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Regular ECG monitoring is known to play a crucial role in diagnosing and preventing heart disease. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese scientists develop ECG radar to detect heart health from a distance

Millimetre wave radar can detect cardiac motion and transform the data into electrical signals with 90 per cent morphology accuracy, study says.

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US-China relations

US and Australia deepen defence ties, vow to check ‘dangerous’ China

Ministerial meetings involving Blinken, Austin and their opposite numbers lead to announcement of expanded military presence down under.

Ministerial meetings involving Blinken, Austin and their opposite numbers lead to announcement of expanded military presence down under.

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US-China relations

Joe Biden visits TSMC plant in Arizona, symbol of US chip-making agenda

The facility, producing four-nanometer chips, is expected to go online by 2024, subsidised in part by funds from Biden’s signature Chips & Science Act.

The facility, producing four-nanometer chips, is expected to go online by 2024, subsidised in part by funds from Biden’s signature Chips & Science Act.

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China considers downgrading Covid’s status to remove need for strict controls

Beijing has been laying increasing stress on the milder nature of omicron and some cities have already started easing their rules

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China considers downgrading Covid’s status to remove need for strict controls

India holds up export of 27,000 Vivo phones in clash with China

The shipment worth nearly US$15 million has been delayed for over a week over an alleged misdeclaration of the device models and their value.

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India holds up export of 27,000 Vivo phones in clash with China

Joe Biden visits TSMC plant in Arizona, symbol of US chip-making agenda

The facility, producing four-nanometer chips, is expected to go online by 2024, subsidised in part by funds from Biden’s signature Chips & Science Act.

3 hours ago

China considers downgrading Covid’s status to remove need for strict controls

Beijing has been laying increasing stress on the milder nature of omicron and some cities have already started easing their rules

3 hours ago

India holds up export of 27,000 Vivo phones in clash with China

The shipment worth nearly US$15 million has been delayed for over a week over an alleged misdeclaration of the device models and their value.

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Jiang Zemin
Jiang Zemin waves after being re-elected as chairman of the Central Military Commission in Beijing on March 15, 2003. Photo: Reuters

Jiang Zemin: the president who took China from Tiananmen pariah to rising power

Jiang is hailed for mending ties with the West, the handover of Hong Kong, modernising the Communist Party at home and a successful bid to host Olympics.

1 Dec 2022 - 6:42PM

Chinese leadership mourns ‘insurmountable loss’ as Jiang Zemin dies aged 96

Jiang, who led China into the WTO and scripted the Communist Party’s first peaceful power transfer, had not been seen in public since late 2019.

Jiang, who led China into the WTO and scripted the Communist Party’s first peaceful power transfer, had not been seen in public since late 2019.

1 Dec 2022 - 6:42PM

‘Of great significance’: when Jiang Zemin met Bill Clinton and reset US ties

Seattle trip launched Jiang’s steering of bilateral ties, the high points of which were China’s entry to the WTO and hosting of the 2008 Olympics.

Seattle trip launched Jiang’s steering of bilateral ties, the high points of which were China’s entry to the WTO and hosting of the 2008 Olympics.

2 Dec 2022 - 12:18AM

In black and white, China’s internet pays tribute to Jiang Zemin

Chinese websites and social media platforms have been switched to black and white as the country mourns former president Jiang Zemin.

Chinese websites and social media platforms have been switched to black and white as the country mourns former president Jiang Zemin.

1 Dec 2022 - 9:15PM
Jiang Zemin
Jiang Zemin waves after being re-elected as chairman of the Central Military Commission in Beijing on March 15, 2003. Photo: Reuters

Jiang Zemin: the president who took China from Tiananmen pariah to rising power

Jiang is hailed for mending ties with the West, the handover of Hong Kong, modernising the Communist Party at home and a successful bid to host Olympics.

1 Dec 2022 - 6:42PM

Chinese leadership mourns ‘insurmountable loss’ as Jiang Zemin dies aged 96

Jiang, who led China into the WTO and scripted the Communist Party’s first peaceful power transfer, had not been seen in public since late 2019.

Jiang, who led China into the WTO and scripted the Communist Party’s first peaceful power transfer, had not been seen in public since late 2019.

1 Dec 2022 - 6:42PM

‘Of great significance’: when Jiang Zemin met Bill Clinton and reset US ties

Seattle trip launched Jiang’s steering of bilateral ties, the high points of which were China’s entry to the WTO and hosting of the 2008 Olympics.

Seattle trip launched Jiang’s steering of bilateral ties, the high points of which were China’s entry to the WTO and hosting of the 2008 Olympics.

2 Dec 2022 - 12:18AM

In black and white, China’s internet pays tribute to Jiang Zemin

Chinese websites and social media platforms have been switched to black and white as the country mourns former president Jiang Zemin.

Chinese websites and social media platforms have been switched to black and white as the country mourns former president Jiang Zemin.

1 Dec 2022 - 9:15PM
China | OPINION
A worker in protective gear at a neighborhood placed under lockdown in Beijing on November 21. Photo: Bloomberg

Opinion | China’s Covid lockdowns put policy before people

At the start of the pandemic, China won praise for its seeming ability to unite the public behind its contagion-fighting measures. But after three years of unrelenting lockdowns and a string of tragedies, that facade has fallen to reveal a policy that risks undermining human rights.

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Opinion | The US seems hell-bent on getting China all wrong

History will not judge recent US policy towards China kindly: intellectual and political laziness have rendered it incapable of accepting China’s rise or responding effectively to its increasing overreach. A policy recalibration is needed on both sides, for the sake of all.

History will not judge recent US policy towards China kindly: intellectual and political laziness have rendered it incapable of accepting China’s rise or responding effectively to its increasing overreach. A policy recalibration is needed on both sides, for the sake of all.

7 Dec 2022 - 1:57AM
The US seems hell-bent on getting China all wrong

As I see it | Jiang Zemin paved the way for China’s rise, helped by diplomats like Liu Huaqiu

Foreign policy aide Liu, who died last month at 83, was a key player in handling US affairs after the Tiananmen crackdown.

Foreign policy aide Liu, who died last month at 83, was a key player in handling US affairs after the Tiananmen crackdown.

6 Dec 2022 - 9:00PM
Jiang Zemin paved the way for China’s rise, helped by diplomats like Liu Huaqiu