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As China’s population nears ‘normalised phase of decline’, experts assess pace and severity

As China’s population nears ‘normalised phase of decline’, experts assess pace and severity

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China’s population level could fluctuate around the point of growth stagnation in the coming years before it starts to decline, analysts say in...
Mass testing, health codes, lockdowns: how China’s zero-Covid policy works

Mass testing, health codes, lockdowns: how China’s zero-Covid policy works

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In this series, we answer frequently asked questions about China’s zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19, including entry restrictions, the length of quarantine and testing...
China’s innovative ‘happy schools’ popular with parents leaving the academically demanding mainstream education sector

China’s innovative ‘happy schools’ popular with parents leaving the academically demanding mainstream education sector

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When Zhang Fen visited the aptly named Happy School with her son Tian Tian, a Primary Two student, she thought: “This is the...
Can China’s creaky health insurance scheme withstand its ageing population and coronavirus?

Can China’s creaky health insurance scheme withstand its ageing population and coronavirus?

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For two decades, 65-year-old farmer Che Xiuyue had been troubled by osteophytes, bony lumps that grew on her knees, causing her unbearable pain...
China’s common prosperity push is accelerating, but how will life change in 10 years under Xi Jinping?

China’s common prosperity push is accelerating, but how will life change in 10 years...

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It has been a year of overwhelming change for China, and the fundamental shift in the relationship among the country’s government, businesses and...
China’s capital concerns prompt calls to prevent ‘disorderly expansion and barbaric growth’

China’s capital concerns prompt calls to prevent ‘disorderly expansion and barbaric growth’

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China has doubled down on its de-risking campaign as the country’s economy faces strong headwinds, with “stability” being repeatedly stressed as the top...
Live-streaming e-commerce stars disappear from China’s internet following tax evasion fines

Live-streaming e-commerce stars disappear from China’s internet following tax evasion fines

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The online presence of two of China’s top e-commerce influencers vanished after they were fined millions of yuan for tax evasion last month,...
Students rescue quantum computer from late-night disaster, but China’s extreme work culture raises questions

Students rescue quantum computer from late-night disaster, but China’s extreme work culture raises questions

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Water leaking through the ceiling of a Chinese national research facility might have destroyed a new-generation quantum computer under construction if not for...
Property, Covid-19 challenges to remain with China’s economic slowdown to continue in 2022

Property, Covid-19 challenges to remain with China’s economic slowdown to continue in 2022

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China’s economic growth is likely to deteriorate further next year as rising risks of a fallout from the property market and Beijing’s zero...
China’s climate change commitments in focus

China’s climate change commitments in focus

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At the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow on October 31 to November 12, 2021, Beijing came under pressure to embrace more ambitious climate...
Record 93 cases in single day as China’s Delta outbreak continues

Record 93 cases in single day as China’s Delta outbreak continues

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China set another record on Wednesday in its latest wave of Covid-19 outbreaks, with 93 new symptomatic local cases reported from the day...
In effort to curb China’s pollution, Beijing aims to cut PM2.5 by 4 per cent in key cities over winter

In effort to curb China’s pollution, Beijing aims to cut PM2.5 by 4 per...

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China aims to cut concentrations of hazardous, small airborne particles known as PM2.5 by an average of 4 per cent year on year...
Tencent to set up privacy oversight committee, a requirement of China’s personal information law starting next month

Tencent to set up privacy oversight committee, a requirement of China’s personal information law...

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Tencent Holdings announced a new privacy oversight committee tasked with assessing the company’s user data protections, making it the first Big Tech firm...
‘Key to China’s power future’: cost of solar to match coal power by 2023, scientists say

‘Key to China’s power future’: cost of solar to match coal power by 2023,...

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The costs of solar and coal power will be comparable across China by 2023 as solar energy conversion becomes more efficient and the...
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...
‘Much misperception’: China’s ambassador to UK urges ‘candid dialogue’ to repair trust

‘Much misperception’: China’s ambassador to UK urges ‘candid dialogue’ to repair trust

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China’s new ambassador to Britain called for “candid” communication to fix the lack of trust between the nations, weeks after he was barred...
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...
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’s ‘nanny state’ push shows how far Beijing will go to get children behind national rejuvenation efforts

China’s ‘nanny state’ push shows how far Beijing will go to get children behind...

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The statesman who transformed Singapore into one of the world’s richest and cleanest places famously defended his form of governance by saying, “If...
First details emerge of China’s spy claims against Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor

First details emerge of China’s spy claims against Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor

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Canada’s foreign ministry says it is “deeply troubled” by a lack of transparency surrounding the Chinese espionage cases against Canadians Michael Spavor and...