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Coronavirus outbreaks, poor vaccine access, weak policy pushes IMF to downgrade global economic outlook

Coronavirus outbreaks, poor vaccine access, weak policy pushes IMF to downgrade global economic outlook

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“Faultlines” in global economies caused by the coronavirus pandemic have persisted and recoveries have been “hobbled” by Delta variant outbreaks, the International Monetary...
America's subplot and Europe caught in the undertow

America’s subplot and Europe caught in the undertow

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The AUKUS security partnership is much more than America and Great Britain sharing nuclear propulsion technology with Australia. AUKUS is a comprehensive defense arrangement...
China and Japan should ‘properly handle sensitive issues’, Xi tells Kishida in first phone call

China and Japan should ‘properly handle sensitive issues’, Xi tells Kishida in first phone...

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Beijing urged Tokyo to “properly” manage their differences in the first phone conversation between Chinese President Xi Jinping and new Japanese Prime Minister...
Snap! Chinese team develops camera to quickly spot defects in solar panels

Snap! Chinese team develops camera to quickly spot defects in solar panels

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Chinese scientists say they have developed a camera to quickly detect defects on solar panels in daylight, unlike existing systems that require the...
Next German leader should put aside ideological differences to work with China, says ambassador

Next German leader should put aside ideological differences to work with China, says ambassador

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Germany will be an important partner for China no matter which parties are in power and both countries should set aside their ideological...
Australia getting nuclear subs via Aukus ‘ups risk of conflict near China’

Australia getting nuclear subs via Aukus ‘ups risk of conflict near China’

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The new security partnership to help Australia acquire its first fleet of nuclear-powered submarines will add risks of military conflicts in waters close...
Congress must check Biden's risky Iran reset

How to counter China’s growing economic power around the globe

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Lithuania has always lived in a tough neighborhood. Having a Russian bear for a neighbor is not easy.This small nation of 2.7 million people...
The United States must lead the way on artificial intelligence standards

The United States must lead the way on artificial intelligence standards

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Nearly three years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced before the Chinese Communist Party’s policy-making elite that artificial intelligence “is a vital driving force for a...
China power crisis: thermal coal inventory nears record low as country suffers worst outages in a decade

China power crisis: thermal coal inventory nears record low as country suffers worst outages...

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In past years, when the calendar turned to September, China’s power-generation groups set out to replenish their coal inventories ahead of the cold...
China’s home-grown C919 aircraft hit by tough US export controls, limiting threat to Airbus and Boeing

China’s home-grown C919 aircraft hit by tough US export controls, limiting threat to Airbus...

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China’s C919 aircraft – a no-show at the country’s biggest air show this week – has found it harder to meet certification and...
Aukus fallout: is there a ‘small window of opportunity’ for China?

Aukus fallout: is there a ‘small window of opportunity’ for China?

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A new trilateral defence alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia has jolted two unlikely partners: America’s adversary China, and France, one...
Indonesia’s plan to build mega railway with China and Japan raises debt trap fears

Indonesia’s plan to build mega railway with China and Japan raises debt trap fears

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Indonesia’s plan to involve Japan and China to build two separate routes for the same railway project has raised debt-trap fears and concerns...
China eliminated malaria. Could it be a model for the rest of the world?

China eliminated malaria. Could it be a model for the rest of the world?

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Jun Cao has spent his entire career in the battle against malaria and witnessed the historic moment earlier this year when China was...
Biden nominee for key China export post expects Huawei to remain blacklisted

Biden nominee for key China export post expects Huawei to remain blacklisted

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US President Joe Biden’s nominee to a post overseeing export policy on China said on Tuesday he sees Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies...
China debt: Evergrande’s magnate Hui Ka-yan and Chinese Estates’ founder Joseph Lau through the years

China debt: Evergrande’s magnate Hui Ka-yan and Chinese Estates’ founder Joseph Lau through the...

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Hong Kong’s property tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung is one of the closest business allies of the Chinese real estate magnate Hui Ka-yan, in...
China’s Covid-19 outbreak in Fujian shows signs of slowing

China’s Covid-19 outbreak in Fujian shows signs of slowing

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The Covid-19 outbreak in China’s southeastern province of Fujian showed signs of slowing on Friday, with daily infections recording the smallest growth since...
China opens first plant that will turn nuclear waste into glass for safer storage

China opens first plant that will turn nuclear waste into glass for safer storage

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China opened its first plant to turn radioactive waste into glass on Saturday.The plant in Guangyuan in the southwestern province of Sichuan will...
Controlling hearts and minds: China cracks down on content algorithms to make sure the Communist Party is still boss

Controlling hearts and minds: China cracks down on content algorithms to make sure the...

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The third part of a series on China’s antitrust crackdowns in the technology industry looks at the regulatory scrutiny on the algorithms that...
Hong Kong lawmakers take financial services chief to task over fund that supported anti-government protesters

Hong Kong lawmakers take financial services chief to task over fund that supported anti-government...

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Hong Kong’s financial services chief has dismissed lawmakers’ suggestions he did not act quickly enough against a fund set up to help anti-government...
Lithuania urges European Union to cut reliance on China

Lithuania urges European Union to cut reliance on China

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Lithuania’s foreign minister has called on European nations to cut their reliance on China as tensions simmer between Vilnius and Beijing over Taiwan.In...