A mining site operated by the Chinese company Zijin Mining Group in Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: Xinhua
China-Africa relations
As Chinese get targeted in DRC crime, Beijing sends security experts
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High-level bilateral talks involving senior Ministry of Public Security official and Congolese deputy prime minister underscore high stakes.

A mining site operated by the Chinese company Zijin Mining Group in Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: Xinhua
As Chinese get targeted in DRC crime, Beijing sends security experts

High-level bilateral talks involving senior Ministry of Public Security official and Congolese deputy prime minister underscore high stakes.

24 minutes ago
Pentagon adds drone maker DJI to blacklist it links to China’s military

Second tranche of Chinese firms added to list, which aims to highlight ‘military-civil fusion strategy’, includes BGI Genomics and China State Construction Group.

2 hours ago
Rich Chinese are flocking to buy luxury Singapore condos

Buyers from China purchased 932 private units in the first eight months of 2022, almost twice the number bought by Malaysians.

3 hours ago
The announcement that DJI has been added to a Pentagon blacklist follows a series of US government restrictions on transactions with Chinese companies based on concerns the business ties could support PLA growth and modernisation. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Pentagon adds drone maker DJI to blacklist it links to China’s military

Second tranche of Chinese firms added to list, which aims to highlight ‘military-civil fusion strategy’, includes BGI Genomics and China State Construction Group.

2 hours ago
Singapore
Rich Chinese are flocking to buy luxury Singapore condos

Buyers from China purchased 932 private units in the first eight months of 2022, almost twice the number bought by Malaysians.

Buyers from China purchased 932 private units in the first eight months of 2022, almost twice the number bought by Malaysians.

3 hours ago
China trade
China strengthens transport links with Russia’s resource-rich Far East

China’s investment in Russia’s Far East is aimed at aiding imports of oil, natural gas and farm products, but no game-changing projects or large capital inflows are on the horizon amid the Ukraine war, experts say.

China’s investment in Russia’s Far East is aimed at aiding imports of oil, natural gas and farm products, but no game-changing projects or large capital inflows are on the horizon amid the Ukraine war, experts say.

5 hours ago
2024 presidential elections in US, Taiwan may spur trade deal: ex-US official

But other experts point out the many obstacles that will make it difficult for a pact to be reached, despite the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade.

5 hours ago
2024 presidential elections in US, Taiwan may spur trade deal: ex-US official
Xinjiang ‘highlights difficulty of China maintaining zero-Covid policies’

The regional authorities have admitted they have failed to control the disease, but some experts believe such problems are inevitable.

6 Oct 2022 - 6:00AM
Xinjiang ‘highlights difficulty of China maintaining zero-Covid policies’
China strengthens transport links with Russia’s resource-rich Far East

China’s investment in Russia’s Far East is aimed at aiding imports of oil, natural gas and farm products, but no game-changing projects or large capital inflows are on the horizon amid the Ukraine war, experts say.

5 hours ago
2024 presidential elections in US, Taiwan may spur trade deal: ex-US official

But other experts point out the many obstacles that will make it difficult for a pact to be reached, despite the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade.

5 hours ago
Xinjiang ‘highlights difficulty of China maintaining zero-Covid policies’

The regional authorities have admitted they have failed to control the disease, but some experts believe such problems are inevitable.

6 Oct 2022 - 6:00AM
Pacific diplomacy
With summit, US hopes to restore Pacific Island influence eroded by China

To address issues of greatest concern to Pacific Islanders, the US says it is focusing on climate change, education, investment, trade and recovery from Covid-19.

To address issues of greatest concern to Pacific Islanders, the US says it is focusing on climate change, education, investment, trade and recovery from Covid-19.

29 Sep 2022 - 5:47AM
US seeks to reassure Pacific island nations with US$810 million package

Aid plan is unveiled during a two-day summit and includes funding initiatives already in the pipeline and a global infrastructure and investment scheme.

Aid plan is unveiled during a two-day summit and includes funding initiatives already in the pipeline and a global infrastructure and investment scheme.

30 Sep 2022 - 4:35AM
US vows ‘big dollar’ help for Pacific islands as it seeks to counter China

Joe Biden is hosting 12 leaders from the region at a White House summit designed to boost US influence in the region.

Joe Biden is hosting 12 leaders from the region at a White House summit designed to boost US influence in the region.

28 Sep 2022 - 8:28PM
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Opinion | One small step for Hong Kong, one giant leap for the economy?

That China’s space programme will launch a recruitment drive in Hong Kong can inspire society, including its academic, business and technology elites, to prioritise STEM education. With government support, Hong Kong can carve out a space in the trillion-dollar global space economy.

6 Oct 2022 - 3:30AM
As I see it | Vaccines shouldn’t be the key factor for China’s zero-Covid policy. Here’s why

Argument that Chinese shots are less effective than others isn’t strong – they’ve still been shown to reduce the death toll. But the country needs a healthcare system that can cope.

Argument that Chinese shots are less effective than others isn’t strong – they’ve still been shown to reduce the death toll. But the country needs a healthcare system that can cope.

4 Oct 2022 - 5:00PM
Vaccines shouldn’t be the key factor for China’s zero-Covid policy. Here’s why
Opinion | China-Russia ‘no limits’ partnership is still going strong

Those who believe Xi has broken with Putin over Ukraine misunderstand the partnership – both view regime security as their main priority and are determined to shape the international order so authoritarian states can be rule-makers.

Those who believe Xi has broken with Putin over Ukraine misunderstand the partnership – both view regime security as their main priority and are determined to shape the international order so authoritarian states can be rule-makers.

29 Sep 2022 - 9:15AM
China-Russia ‘no limits’ partnership is still going strong

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