China's army of upcoming college grads brace to compete for jobs with a familiar rival – the class of 2020's unhired alumni

With yet another record number of university and college graduates expected to enter the workforce next year, China's young adults could very well find themselves in the most difficult environment ever to land jobs.The Ministry of Education this week put that estimated total at 9.09 million Chinese – an increase of about 350,000 graduates from this year's record high of 8.74 million.The coronavirus compounded their struggles this year with widespread disruptions. In the spring, lockdowns across…

China's army of upcoming college grads brace to compete for jobs with a familiar rival – the class of 2020's unhired alumni
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Coronavirus: Hong Kong infectious disease expert warns Christmas travellers could cause fifth or sixth wave of Covid-19 in city

Coronavirus: Hong Kong infectious disease expert warns Christmas travellers could cause fifth or sixth wave of Covid-19 in city
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Hong Kong's top infectious disease expert Professor Yuen Kwok-yung has warned that the influx ...

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Amid Malaysia's political chaos, is the country's king carving out a new place for himself?

Amid Malaysia's political chaos, is the country's king carving out a new place for himself?
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Recent months have seen Malaysia's king take on a prominent role in the country's ...

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‘We will still win it': Trump says to supporters at first post-election rally

‘We will still win it': Trump says to supporters at first post-election rally
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Donald Trump launched into another litany of baseless claims that the US presidential election ...

  • Sun, 06 Dec 2020 09:59:59 +0800

China-Australia row: from trade to coronavirus and foreign interference

China-Australia row: from trade to coronavirus and foreign interference
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It is a substitution game on a grand scale.As Australia has sided with the ...

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In Australia, a Sikh community thrives where racial animosities are cast aside

In Australia, a Sikh community thrives where racial animosities are cast aside
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The 1,300-strong community of Sikhs in the Australian seaside town of Woolgoolga may seem ...

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Taliban peace deal will help Afghanistan in fighting IS, says Afghan security official

Taliban peace deal will help Afghanistan in fighting IS, says Afghan security official
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A successful peace process with the Taliban will allow the government to focus its ...

  • Sun, 06 Dec 2020 07:54:37 +0800

Pentagon denies blocking Biden transition team from meeting with defence intelligence agencies

Pentagon denies blocking Biden transition team from meeting with defence intelligence agencies
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Beijing's call for judicial reform spells the end of the Hong Kong system

Beijing's call for judicial reform spells the end of the Hong Kong system
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In How to Be a Dictator, a study of eight dictators in the 20th ...

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From Saint Mark's Square to the Rialto Bridge, Venice lights up in gold to brighten the Christmas spirit

From Saint Mark's Square to the Rialto Bridge, Venice lights up in gold to brighten the Christmas spirit
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Venice lacks the tourists who normally give it a festive air at Christmas, but ...

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Beijing's South China Sea military bases ‘are vulnerable to attack and will be of little use in a war'

Beijing's South China Sea military bases ‘are vulnerable to attack and will be of little use in a war'
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The artificial islands China has built in the South China Sea are vulnerable to ...

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Angels and demons: Saint Nicholas delivers for Czech children with drive-through delights

Angels and demons: Saint Nicholas delivers for Czech children with drive-through delights
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Saint Nicholas day took on some new twists for celebrating Czechs on Saturday, from ...

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Early morning fire guts 19th-century Manhattan church that houses New York's Liberty Bell

Early morning fire guts 19th-century Manhattan church that houses New York's Liberty Bell
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A historic church in lower Manhattan that houses New York's Liberty Bell and whose ...

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Japanese capsule lands on Earth bringing eagerly awaited asteroid samples after space trip of more than 5 billion kilometres

Japanese capsule lands on Earth bringing eagerly awaited asteroid samples after space trip of more than 5 billion kilometres
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A capsule with the first samples from below the surface of an asteroid, eagerly ...

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UK's Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen fail to break Brexit deadlock, with more talks planned

UK's Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen fail to break Brexit deadlock, with more talks planned
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Britain and the European Union will reconvene post-Brexit trade negotiations in Brussels on Sunday ...

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Billionaire Jeff Bezos says his Blue Origin space company will take first woman to the moon's surface

Billionaire Jeff Bezos says his Blue Origin space company will take first woman to the moon's surface
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Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin will take the first woman to the moon's ...

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The UK is reportedly granting a record ‘five passports a minute' to Hong Kong residents

The UK is reportedly granting a record ‘five passports a minute' to Hong Kong residents
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As China has strengthened its control over Hong Kong's government this year, Hong Kong ...

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Intruders crash Paris protest against security bill on use of police images

Intruders crash Paris protest against security bill on use of police images
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Thousands of people around France protested against a proposed bill that could make it ...

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Thousands of Armenians join protest demanding Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation

Thousands of Armenians join protest demanding Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation
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More than 15,000 people joined a protest in Armenia calling for the resignation of ...

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2020 in a nutshell? Chinese state media journalist responds to US senator's racist tweet with sexist insult

2020 in a nutshell? Chinese state media journalist responds to US senator's racist tweet with sexist insult
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An exchange of insults between a US senator and a Chinese state media journalist ...

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Britain to send aircraft carrier strike group to waters near Japan

Britain to send aircraft carrier strike group to waters near Japan
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The British navy will dispatch an aircraft carrier strike group to waters near Japan ...

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Thailand protests put to side as loyalists pay tribute to late King Bhumibol

Thailand protests put to side as loyalists pay tribute to late King Bhumibol
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Thousands of people gathered in Bangkok on Saturday to show their devotion to the ...

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Five tech gadgets for a good night's rest and why many people in China are too stressed to sleep enough

Five tech gadgets for a good night's rest and why many people in China are too stressed to sleep enough
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Like many others elsewhere in Asia and around the world, Chinese people don't get ...

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As Covid-19 vaccine race heats up, can Hong Kong get the new drugs without legal hurdles slowing down the process?

As Covid-19 vaccine race heats up, can Hong Kong get the new drugs without legal hurdles slowing down the process?
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Hong Kong can speed up its acquisition of Covid-19 vaccines made anywhere in the ...

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Why China is now looking to have its say on international law

Why China is now looking to have its say on international law
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When the Philippines lodged its objections in an international tribunal to China's sweeping claims ...

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Can Asia-Pacific countries be champions of climate action, even as their emission levels rise?

Can Asia-Pacific countries be champions of climate action, even as their emission levels rise?
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Asia-Pacific governments have for years felt the heat for being laggards on climate action, ...

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White House drafts order that could restrict Amazon, Microsoft global cloud computing operations

White House drafts order that could restrict Amazon, Microsoft global cloud computing operations
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  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 18:33:42 +0800

Compulsory face masks helped cut German Covid-19 infections by almost 50 per cent, study finds

Compulsory face masks helped cut German Covid-19 infections by almost 50 per cent, study finds
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Face masks helped reduce the number of new Covid-19 infections in Germany by around ...

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China's coronavirus testing rules for frozen meats give importers a chill

China's coronavirus testing rules for frozen meats give importers a chill
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China has pressed ahead with coronavirus testing on frozen meat imports, ignoring World Health ...

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For Kim Jong-Un's spies, Vienna provides key gateway to Europe

For Kim Jong-Un's spies, Vienna provides key gateway to Europe
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The bestselling author of espionage novels, John le Carré, often places his spies in ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 17:29:27 +0800

Cuba talks on freedom of expression break down after rare protest

Cuba talks on freedom of expression break down after rare protest
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Dialogue over freedom of expression between Cuba's government and artists who organised a rare ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 16:43:40 +0800

Coronavirus: Singapore Airlines readies fleet for shipping vaccines, stricter curbs in Seoul

Coronavirus: Singapore Airlines readies fleet for shipping vaccines, stricter curbs in Seoul
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Singapore Airlines will prioritise freight capacity to ship Covid-19 vaccines and will conduct test ...

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China's plan to boost innovation and what it could mean for research in Greater Bay Area

China's plan to boost innovation and what it could mean for research in Greater Bay Area
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China is looking to revamp its “national team” in the global competition for scientific ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 16:00:16 +0800

US axes Chinese cultural programmes on propaganda grounds

US axes Chinese cultural programmes on propaganda grounds
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The US State Department has scrapped five China-funded exchange programmes, with US Secretary of ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 15:32:15 +0800

Japan spacecraft Hayabusa2 drops capsule to Earth with Ryugu asteroid samples

Japan spacecraft Hayabusa2 drops capsule to Earth with Ryugu asteroid samples
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A Japanese space probe dropped a capsule containing two samples from the 4.6-billion-year-old Ryugu ...

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Chinese professor accused of stealing trade secrets for Huawei pleads guilty to lesser charges

Chinese professor accused of stealing trade secrets for Huawei  pleads guilty to lesser charges
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A Chinese professor who was accused of stealing trade secrets for Huawei Technologies Co ...

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Elite Hong Kong civil servants resign, raising questions about morale, ‘top-down culture' and politics in the workplace

Elite Hong Kong civil servants resign, raising questions about morale, ‘top-down culture' and politics in the workplace
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When anti- pandemic measures were eased in October to allow six diners per table ...

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Lifetime ban a possibility for at least one more Hong Kong teacher, education chief says

Lifetime ban a possibility for at least one more Hong Kong teacher, education chief says
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Another Hong Kong teacher is facing the possibility of disqualification after being named in ...

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Coronavirus: profit glitters for Malaysian goldsmiths even amid pandemic recession

Coronavirus: profit glitters for Malaysian goldsmiths even amid pandemic recession
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In a backroom workshop in Malaysia, goldsmiths with blowtorches and chisels sit at wooden ...

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