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Chen Mailin has gone from farming ducks to being a tycoon member of the CPPCC. He's now been revealed as the owner of one of the most expensive homes in Canada.
The AI industry was transformed by the launch of ChatGPT in late 2023 and although China is racing to catch up, hurdles remain in the form of US chip sanctions and strict regulation.
City authorities seek more international students, with plans to develop Hong Kong into international centre for postsecondary education.
An education policy enacted six years ago means that only half of junior high students in China can go on to get academic degrees in the country, and many parents don’t like those odds.
Two years since China passed education reforms to lower schoolwork burdens and reduce inequalities in education outcomes, the divide only appears to have grown wider and deeper.
Border dispute between Asian giants coupled with economic deals involving Taipei have fuelled quiet shift in New Delhi’s posture.
China’s bamboo forests span far and wide, presenting a more sustainable raw material for products in lieu of high-emitting plastics, but several confounding factors stand in the way of universal adoption.
Hong Kong businessmen are making a splash in the desert with innovative ideas in a variety of sectors.
China’s Ministry of Education is taking the lead to ramp up the studies deemed essential to guard the country against perceived external threats.
As China’s economic expansion slows, mainland companies are eyeing the Middle East as an attractive alternative, with countries in the region seeking to develop tech-driven start-up ecosystems to reduce reliance on fossil fuels as a growth driver.
Government is hoping to tap into wealthy Middle Eastern markets and diversify Hong Kong’s economy after three years of pandemic curbs and uneasy US-China ties.
The Asian giants are courting developing countries for support in a changing international order, observers said.
Hundreds of operators forced out of sites in New Territories to make way for development, but government only offering financial compensation, not relocation.
Middle East conflict is a rare occasion to share a common voice that challenges foreign policy of the United States and other Western powers.
Thailand’s Land Bridge project could reduce dependency on the Malacca Strait for shipping goods, but it has yet to be included in China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.
China’s expanding interests in the region could see it caught in the crossfire between Moscow and the West’s power contest, observers say.
Trading volume on HKEX’s Core Climate since its October 2022 debut is less than 1 per cent that of the world’s leading carbon market, as a lack of links with mainland China carbon exchanges stymies progress.
Russia’s invasion has limited shipment routes from China to Europe and raised interest in alternative and nascent routes – including across the choppy Caspian Sea. But relevant governments need to get on board.
University of Science and Technology sparks debate with plan for US-style graduate medical programme.
With US-sanctioned leader unable to attend, finance chief went in his place, allowing city to show dignity in face of US derision and its keenness to repair ties, experts say.
The National Data Administration debuts as Beijing seeks to outpace the US and other Western rivals in setting norms and standards for data governance and artificial intelligence.
Both sides face multiple potential flashpoints with uncertainty likely to continue for ‘a very, very long time’, one analyst says
The number of Chinese students going to the US is dropping. Will it have consequences for American industry?
The environment for tech and internet businesses has changed considerably from the boisterous, easy-money world of 2017. Why are today’s would-be entrepreneurs so pessimistic?
Convincing Chinese people, especially the working class, to save more for retirement has been a daunting task, with many reluctant to invest in financial products offered in the year-old private pension fund.
Beijing intends to use ‘the new crisis as leverage’ to compete for more influence in the Mideast: analyst
Businesses say they have fewer customers than before and locals are cutting back on spending despite ‘Hong Kong Night Vibes’ campaign to boost evening economy.
Though they look back fondly on the wild, rowdy early years of China’s retail investment, the country’s first-generation stock traders are leaving the market in droves with no one to replace them.
From its role in Hong Kong’s transition from British colony to China’s special administrative region, the HKMA is now carving out a place as a leader in fintech, financial regulations and green finance.
While some lawmakers and critics say event will undermine traditional Chinese family values, organisers call it milestone in long fight for recognition.