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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.
Pakistan’s top court to decide Imran Khan’s future; still PM for now

Pakistan’s top court to decide Imran Khan’s future; still PM for now

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court will hear arguments later on Monday around Prime Minister Imran Khan’s shock decision to call an early election, sidestepping a...
US, Arab states, Israel hold landmark meeting in desert kibbutz

US, Arab states, Israel hold landmark meeting in desert kibbutz

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the top diplomats of Israel and four Arab states held a landmark meeting on Monday to...
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...
Biden’s China ‘pivot’ complicated by Russia’s war in Ukraine

Biden’s China ‘pivot’ complicated by Russia’s war in Ukraine

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President Joe Biden had set out to finally complete the “pivot to Asia,” a long sought adjustment of US foreign policy to better...
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...
Mainland China was top importer of Japanese food in 2021, surpassing Hong Kong and the US, with sake, scallops and whisky in demand

Mainland China was top importer of Japanese food in 2021, surpassing Hong Kong and...

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Japan hit its target of 1 trillion yen (US$8.67 billion) in annual food exports in 2021, a 25.6 per cent increase on the...
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...
Turkey to expel 10 ambassadors who called for activist’s release

Turkey to expel 10 ambassadors who called for activist’s release

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday told his foreign minister to expel the ambassadors of 10 countries including Germany and the United...
From the Middle East to China, Pegasus spyware revelations show the spread of hacking as a service

From the Middle East to China, Pegasus spyware revelations show the spread of hacking...

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More than two decades ago, the Middle East ushered in the era of private military companies (PMCs) and the return of mercenaries. Since...
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...
China hits back after Canada wades into Hague South China Sea row

China hits back after Canada wades into Hague South China Sea row

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China has warned against “further damage” to its relationship with Canada and to regional peace and stability after Ottawa urged Beijing to abide...
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...
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...
Powerlifting, wealthy women entrepreneurs and a dim sum master

Powerlifting, wealthy women entrepreneurs and a dim sum master

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Powerlifting, wealthy women entrepreneurs and a dim sum master