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Amid heatwaves and floods, time is running out for rich nations to fulfil climate pledges and avert catastrophe

Amid heatwaves and floods, time is running out for rich nations to fulfil climate...

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The current pledges of financial and policy support are nowhere near enough to meet the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees....
China to extend yuan trading hours in bid to boost global use of its currency

China to extend yuan trading hours in bid to boost global use of its...

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Regulators led by the People’s Bank of China have told some banks to prepare for an extension of onshore yuan trading hours, according...
Ukraine war highlights G7’s role as geopolitical linchpin

Ukraine war highlights G7’s role as geopolitical linchpin

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Despite criticism from some quarters that it should stick to economics, the G7 has often been at its best during turbulent times. The...
UBS’s top China banker says Hong Kong still a magnet for global IPOs, with additional reforms likely to attract more start-ups in Greater Bay Area

UBS’s top China banker says Hong Kong still a magnet for global IPOs, with...

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Hong Kong can still create wider room for more stock offerings from global companies and start-ups in Greater Bay Area, according to John...
False Covid positives leave more than 130 people stranded overnight at Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

False Covid positives leave more than 130 people stranded overnight at Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

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Only three infections confirmed upon verification, after on-site service provider Sunrise Diagnostic submits ‘abnormal’ 136 positive results.
China supercomputer achieves global first with ‘brain-scale’ AI model

China supercomputer achieves global first with ‘brain-scale’ AI model

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Research team says latest Sunway machine is on a par with the US Frontier, named as the world’s most powerful just weeks earlier.
Debate over whether Hong Kong was indeed British colony reflects lack of education on Chinese constitution, lawmakers say

Debate over whether Hong Kong was indeed British colony reflects lack of education on...

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Pro-Beijing legislators say some residents have misunderstandings about history due to lack of education about Basic Law and nation’s constitution.
US drug supply chain alternative to China might run through Canada, Latin America

US drug supply chain alternative to China might run through Canada, Latin America

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Centre for Strategic and International Studies panellists from Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia discuss speeding pharmaceutical production and trade with US.
China GDP: nearly 11 billion Covid tests seen giving economy a US$26 billion boost in second quarter

China GDP: nearly 11 billion Covid tests seen giving economy a US$26 billion boost...

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China’s mass coronavirus-testing campaign looks to rack up a US$26 billion bill during the year’s second quarter, according to researchers with Soochow Securities.
Senior China brass rebuts Kishida’s claim Beijing, not Tokyo, disrupted East China Sea status quo

Senior China brass rebuts Kishida’s claim Beijing, not Tokyo, disrupted East China Sea status...

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Japanese leader’s remark during keynote address at annual defence summit in Singapore elicits denial by head of Chinese delegation.
Moderna’s Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine shows positive results

Moderna’s Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine shows positive results

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“We want to be as ready as early as August for shipping,” he added to investors in a call.The results were broadly welcomed...
China offers rewards of over US$15,000 for national security tip-offs

China offers rewards of over US$15,000 for national security tip-offs

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Regulation aims to encourage citizens to report clear targets or verifiable leads for actions that are considered a threat.
China ‘too important’ for political games during Wang Yi’s PNG visit

China ‘too important’ for political games during Wang Yi’s PNG visit

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Papua New Guinea’s leader warns Opposition not to play election campaign politics ahead of his meeting with Chinese foreign minister.
China food security: Premier Li Keqiang says summer harvest ‘must go on’, despite virus controls

China food security: Premier Li Keqiang says summer harvest ‘must go on’, despite virus...

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Premier Li Keqiang has urged local governments to ensure coronavirus controls do not get in the way of a smooth summer grain harvest,...
Chinese frenzy over KFC Pokemon toy duck giveaway with desperate fans paying US$75 a piece in second-hand market

Chinese frenzy over KFC Pokemon toy duck giveaway with desperate fans paying US$75 a...

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The latest consumer giveaway craze to hit China has seen people desperately trying to secure a plastic Pokemon toy being offered by fast-food...
Pakistan’s new foreign minister to visit China for latest high-level talks

Pakistan’s new foreign minister to visit China for latest high-level talks

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will meet counterpart Wang Yi to discuss bilateral and other issues, foreign ministry says.
China’s new envoy to Singapore says will promote ‘peace and prosperity’ in the region

China’s new envoy to Singapore says will promote ‘peace and prosperity’ in the region

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Sun Haiyan, a longtime member of the International Liaison Department, is China’s 12th ambassador to Singapore.
China economy: coronavirus slowdown accelerates as retail sales, industrial production slump

China economy: coronavirus slowdown accelerates as retail sales, industrial production slump

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China’s industrial production fell by 2.9 per cent from a year earlier in April, while retail sales fell by 11.1 per cent last...
Joe Biden eyes new ways to bar China from scooping up US data

Joe Biden eyes new ways to bar China from scooping up US data

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A proposed executive order reflects an effort by the administration to respond more aggressively to national security threats allegedly posed by foreign firms.
Donald Trump once asked aides if China could use a ‘Hurricane Gun’ on the US, report says

Donald Trump once asked aides if China could use a ‘Hurricane Gun’ on the...

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‘It was almost too stupid for words,’ a former Trump official told Rolling Stone, which published a report about the former US president’s...