China’s food security at core of Beijing’s new five-year rural-revitalisation plan

China is placing greater emphasis on food security and self-reliance to feed its 1.4 billion people, according to its annual blueprint for rural policies amid the pandemic, with an emphasis on utilising new agricultural technologies.The new plan puts a comprehensive revitalisation of the countryside at the heart of the national agricultural strategy in the next five years.The Central Committee of the Communist Party and the State Council, the nation’s cabinet, published their first joint policy…

China’s food security at core of Beijing’s new five-year rural-revitalisation plan
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US Supreme Court won’t halt turnover of Donald Trump’s tax records to New York state prosecutor

US Supreme Court won’t halt turnover of Donald Trump’s tax records to New York state prosecutor
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In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the US Supreme Court on ...

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Guangdong officials join top brass at national security office in Hong Kong, source says

Guangdong officials join top brass at national security office in Hong Kong, source says
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Two Guangdong officials have joined the top brass of Beijing’s office in Hong Kong ...

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Microsoft and EU publishers push for tech firms to pay for news, as Australia gears to pass content law

Microsoft and EU publishers push for tech firms to pay for news, as Australia gears to pass content law
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Microsoft is teaming up with European publishers to push for a system to make ...

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Philippines approves Sinovac vaccine but roll-out stalls on Western drug makers’ liability fears

Philippines approves Sinovac vaccine but roll-out stalls on Western drug makers’ liability fears
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The Philippines on Monday approved China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, making it the third shot ...

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India to clear 45 investments from China worth billions amid sour ties: sources

India to clear 45 investments from China worth billions amid sour ties: sources
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India is set to clear 45 investment proposals from China, government and industry sources ...

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Hong Kong national security law: officials defend education guidelines against ‘malicious’ accusations of ‘brainwashing’

Hong Kong national security law: officials defend education guidelines against ‘malicious’ accusations of ‘brainwashing’
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Education chiefs hit back on Monday at the “malicious labelling” of national security education ...

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Myanmar coup: as the military’s patience wears thin, a call to prevent further bloodshed

Myanmar coup: as the military’s patience wears thin, a call to prevent further bloodshed
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Authorities in Myanmar used water cannons and chased after anti-coup protesters on Monday, as ...

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China detains several for social media posts on deaths of PLA ‘heroes’ at India border

China detains several for social media posts on deaths of PLA ‘heroes’ at India border
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Several Chinese citizens have been detained for making what the authorities deemed to be ...

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Coronavirus: China’s Sinopharm seeks general use green light for second vaccine

Coronavirus: China’s Sinopharm seeks general use green light for second vaccine
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Just two months after its first coronavirus vaccine was approved for general use, Chinese ...

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WTO grants Hong Kong request to escalate dispute with US over ‘Made in China’ labelling

WTO grants Hong Kong request to escalate dispute with US over ‘Made in China’ labelling
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Hong Kong’s dispute with the United States over a “Made in China” labelling demand ...

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Seoul slams Tokyo for ‘futile provocations’ as Japan renews claim on contested island

Seoul slams Tokyo for ‘futile provocations’ as Japan renews claim on contested island
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Japan on Monday renewed its claim on a contested island in the Sea of ...

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Journalists working for Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai in court over publication of birth certificate for youngest son of actress Cecilia Cheung

Journalists working for Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai in court over publication of birth certificate for youngest son of actress Cecilia Cheung
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Two journalists from media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying’s Next Magazine appeared in court on ...

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Sweden to probe international adoptions amid worries over children taken from parents illegally

Sweden to probe international adoptions amid worries over children taken from parents illegally
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Sweden on Monday said it would launch an investigation into how it conducted international ...

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China releases Japanese man jailed for spying in Guangzhou

China releases Japanese man jailed for spying in Guangzhou
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A Japanese man sentenced to prison in Guangzhou, southern China, in 2019 has been ...

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China sees chance to woo Uganda as West mulls sanctions for bloody election

China sees chance to woo Uganda as West mulls sanctions for bloody election
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China is trying to solidify its relations with Uganda, as the West threatens sanctions ...

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Chinese spies used code copied from America’s NSA for hacking operations, researchers say

Chinese spies used code copied from America’s NSA for hacking operations, researchers say
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Chinese spies used code first developed by the US National Security Agency to support ...

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China’s top diplomat says Beijing is reaching out to US to join forces on new energy and new technologies

China’s top diplomat says Beijing is reaching out to US to join forces on new energy and new technologies
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China has talked up the prospect of cooperating with the United States and other ...

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South China Sea: Vietnam builds up defences against Beijing in Spratly Islands, report says

South China Sea: Vietnam builds up defences against Beijing in Spratly Islands, report says
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Vietnam has been building up its defences in the Spratly Islands over the past ...

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Chinese, Japanese chase each other near disputed Diaoyu Islands as tensions rise in East China Sea

Chinese, Japanese chase each other near disputed Diaoyu Islands as tensions rise in East China Sea
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Multiple attempts by Chinese coastguard vessels to approach Japanese vessels in the East China ...

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Police hunt for elderly man seen riding wheelchair down middle of busy Hong Kong road

Police hunt for elderly man seen riding wheelchair down middle of busy Hong Kong road
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Hong Kong police are searching for an elderly man in an electric wheelchair who ...

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Coronavirus: Philippines clears China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use; South Korean doctors threaten strike

Coronavirus: Philippines clears China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use; South Korean doctors threaten strike
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The Philippines has approved Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s coronavirus shots for emergency use, paving the ...

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Top Beijing official overseeing Hong Kong declares ‘patriots’ must hold key roles in city’s executive, judiciary, legislature and statutory bodies

Top Beijing official overseeing Hong Kong declares ‘patriots’ must hold key roles in city’s executive, judiciary, legislature and statutory bodies
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Beijing’s top official overseeing Hong Kong affairs has announced fundamental electoral and administrative reforms ...

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US must scrap tariffs and end restrictions on Chinese tech, Wang Yi says

US must scrap tariffs and end restrictions on Chinese tech, Wang Yi says
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged the United States to scrap tariffs on Chinese ...

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Australia promises parliament workplace probe as rape accusations mount

Australia promises parliament workplace probe as rape accusations mount
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Australia will quickly deliver the result of a planned independent inquiry into parliament’s workplace ...

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Donald Trump offered Kim Jong-un ‘a ride home on Air Force One’ after Hanoi summit, documentary claims

Donald Trump offered Kim Jong-un ‘a ride home on Air Force One’ after Hanoi summit, documentary claims
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Donald Trump offered North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a ride home on Air Force ...

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Hong Kong schools welcome back pupils as Covid-19 rules ease to allow a third of student population on site

Hong Kong schools welcome back pupils as Covid-19 rules ease to allow a third of student population on site
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Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong pupils on Monday returned to campus for the ...

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Japan grounds Boeing 777s after US airline’s jet suffers engine failure, rains debris

Japan grounds Boeing 777s after US airline’s jet suffers engine failure, rains debris
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Japan has ordered a halt to all flights of Boeing 777s equipped with the ...

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Coronavirus vaccines: signs of weaker response to new strains in South Africa, Brazil

Coronavirus vaccines: signs of weaker response to new strains in South Africa, Brazil
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Coronavirus variants emerging from the southern hemisphere can weaken the most powerful vaccines but ...

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Myanmar braces for largest anti-coup protest yet after bloody clashes

Myanmar braces for largest anti-coup protest yet after bloody clashes
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Myanmar’s anti-military protesters plan to hold their largest mass rally yet on Monday after ...

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Hong Kong finance minister banking on green shoots of economic recovery lying in environment, sustainable development, says source

Hong Kong finance minister banking on green shoots of economic recovery lying in environment, sustainable development, says source
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Hong Kong’s finance minister is banking on the city’s economic recovery lying in the ...

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Coronavirus: grieving Italians mark one-year anniversary of first death

Coronavirus: grieving Italians mark one-year anniversary of first death
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With wreath-laying ceremonies, tree plantings and church services, Italians on Sunday marked one year ...

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Iran strikes deal with UN nuclear watchdog as Tehran prepares to cut inspections

Iran strikes deal with UN nuclear watchdog as Tehran prepares to cut inspections
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The UN nuclear watchdog said on Sunday it had struck a deal with Iran ...

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Chinese health authorities deny planning to end birth control restrictions

Chinese health authorities deny planning to end birth control restrictions
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China’s top health authority has denied that it will lift birth control restrictions in ...

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Killing of Yale student Kevin Jiang: person of interest Qinxuan Pan stole car on day of crime, police say

Killing of Yale student Kevin Jiang: person of interest Qinxuan Pan stole car on day of crime, police say
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A person of interest in the slaying of Yale graduate student Kevin Jiang this ...

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Young, impoverished mother from Chinese viral photo finally found after 11 years, and how different her life is now

Young, impoverished mother from Chinese viral photo finally found after 11 years, and how different her life is now
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A young woman struggles to stay upright under the weight of an enormous bag ...

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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab offered to visit Beijing to seek cooperation on Hong Kong

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab offered to visit Beijing to seek cooperation on Hong Kong
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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says he has offered to go to Beijing to ...

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Libya interior minister Fathi Bashagha escapes assassination attempt

Libya interior minister Fathi Bashagha escapes assassination attempt
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The powerful interior minister of Libya’s unity government survived an assassination attempt Sunday, an ...

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US nears ‘almost unbelievable’ 500,000 coronavirus deaths

US nears ‘almost unbelievable’ 500,000 coronavirus deaths
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The United States was on the brink Sunday of the grim milestone of 500,000 ...

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DBA at PolyU offers best in business education

DBA at PolyU offers best in business education
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[Sponsored Article] The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic ...

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