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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.
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’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...
Malaysia’s economy expands 5 per cent in Q1 after reopening spurs activity

Malaysia’s economy expands 5 per cent in Q1 after reopening spurs activity

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Malaysia’s central bank said it factored in the Russia-Ukraine war in its projections, and growth in 2022 would be supported by continued expansion...
US firms face ‘significant impact’ on revenue as growth slows in China, but Southeast Asia could gain

US firms face ‘significant impact’ on revenue as growth slows in China, but Southeast...

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Slowing growth in the all-important China market is likely to hurt revenue among US firms operating in the country, but Southeast Asian manufacturers...
50 years since Nixon visited China

50 years since Nixon visited China

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In February 1972, US president Richard Nixon defied conventional foreign policy wisdom when he arrived in Beijing for meetings with Chinese leader Mao...
Surrogacy scandal, Year of the Tiger and a metaverse wedding

Surrogacy scandal, Year of the Tiger and a metaverse wedding

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Surrogacy scandal, Year of the Tiger and a metaverse wedding
Chinese province takes on twin coronavirus fronts of Omicron and Delta

Chinese province takes on twin coronavirus fronts of Omicron and Delta

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Henan in central China has become the first province in the country to officially combat Omicron and Delta coronavirus variants at the same...
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...
Technology confirms that the best is yet to come in Hongkong Post’s 180-year public service history

Technology confirms that the best is yet to come in Hongkong Post’s 180-year public...

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  The city’s flag-bearing postal service administrator, Hongkong Post has found itself in the fastest changing environment in its 180-year history. As everywhere else in...
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...
Technology 'antitrust' legislation could slow product innovation, hurt the digital economy

Technology ‘antitrust’ legislation could slow product innovation, hurt the digital economy

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On Thursday, Sens. Klobuchar and Grassley indicated their plans for a Senate companion to sweeping, controversial legislation approved this summer by a House committee,...
Hong Kong risks falling behind in race to benefit from Qianhai plan, lawmakers say, as they call for officials to establish new links with Shenzhen

Hong Kong risks falling behind in race to benefit from Qianhai plan, lawmakers say,...

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Hong Kong officials need to establish new links with their counterparts in neighbouring Shenzhen as part of the Qianhai economic zone’s mammoth expansion,...
Hong Kong homebuyers snap up Sun Hung Kai’s Wetland Seasons Bay launch as improving economy lifts sentiments

Hong Kong homebuyers snap up Sun Hung Kai’s Wetland Seasons Bay launch as improving...

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Hong Kong’s property buyers returned to the market, defying bearish sentiments in the local stock market to snap up new apartments at the...
As Thailand’s ‘new-breed’ Gen Z protesters dig in, violence mounts and hopes for compromise vanish

As Thailand’s ‘new-breed’ Gen Z protesters dig in, violence mounts and hopes for compromise...

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In front of a police headquarters defended by water cannons, razor wire and a three-deep line of riot officers, stood a 16-year-old girl...
Chinese army faces problems in weapons innovation, relying on foreign acquisitions, US study finds

Chinese army faces problems in weapons innovation, relying on foreign acquisitions, US study finds

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China’s military has overcome numerous technological challenges to chip away at the United States’ supremacy in recent years, but continues to be stymied...
Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino dies aged 61

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino dies aged 61

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Benigno Simeon Cojuangco “Noynoy” Aquino III, former president of the Philippines, died on Thursday, local media reported. He was 61 years old.He had...
Developer pays US$1.4 billion for Hopewell’s Kowloon Bay exhibition centre in multibillion dollar project to turn into grade-A offices

Developer pays US$1.4 billion for Hopewell’s Kowloon Bay exhibition centre in multibillion dollar project...

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A consortium led by Billion Development and Project Management has bought the 25-year-old Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Kitec), in a...
Boris Johnson to call on G7 leaders to vaccinate entire world by end of 2022

Boris Johnson to call on G7 leaders to vaccinate entire world by end of...

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call on fellow leaders at the G7 in Cornwall to pledge to vaccinate the world's population against...