G7 to roll out green rival to belt and road with US rallying support to confront China

The Group of Seven is set to roll out a green initiative to rival Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative at a summit in Britain this week, as the leaders look towards the post-pandemic recovery with a wary eye on a more assertive China.Leaders from the world’s biggest advanced economies will convene at the Carbis Bay seaside resort in Cornwall on Friday, where they are expected to discuss key issues around the pandemic, climate change, the global economic recovery and efforts to support developing…

G7 to roll out green rival to belt and road with US rallying support to confront China
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Tokyo Olympics: Sapporo struggling to stage marathon as coronavirus cases surge

Tokyo Olympics: Sapporo struggling to stage marathon as coronavirus cases surge
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When Olympics organisers shifted the marathon event from Tokyo to the northern city of ...

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Coronavirus: lack of travel bubble, Thailand’s high-risk status spoil tourism overtures to Hong Kong visitors, experts say

Coronavirus: lack of travel bubble, Thailand’s high-risk status spoil tourism overtures to Hong Kong visitors, experts say
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Hongkongers vaccinated against Covid-19 can travel to Phuket from July 2 without having to ...

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Hong Kong housing: NGOs find enough previously unidentified brownfield sites to build 95,000 homes

Hong Kong housing: NGOs find enough previously unidentified brownfield sites to build 95,000 homes
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The government has underestimated the amount of degraded rural land available for redevelopment into ...

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US, China hold third trade talk in 2 weeks with ‘candid, pragmatic exchange of views’

US, China hold third trade talk in 2 weeks with ‘candid, pragmatic exchange of views’
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A further “candid and pragmatic exchange of views” has taken place between China and ...

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Japan, South Korea join growing backlash against China’s Confucius Institutes

Japan, South Korea join growing backlash against China’s Confucius Institutes
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A growing backlash against China’s Confucius Institutes, which offer a form of cultural outreach ...

  • Thu, 10 Jun 2021 09:30:00 +0800

Chinese woman claiming to be Manchurian royalty shocks Beijing bus after demanding ‘beggars’ give up their seats for her

Chinese woman claiming to be Manchurian royalty shocks Beijing bus after demanding ‘beggars’ give up their seats for her
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A 63-year-old Beijing woman who claimed to be Manchurian royalty has been detained for ...

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Shun Tak makes a splash in its Singapore property debut, selling a duplex penthouse at Park Nova for a record US$26 million

Shun Tak makes a splash in its Singapore property debut, selling a duplex penthouse at Park Nova for a record US$26 million
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Shun Tak Holdings, one of the flagship companies controlled by the clan that dominates ...

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Across China, AI ‘city brains’ are changing how the government runs

Across China, AI ‘city brains’ are changing how the government runs
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At the Linshu county headquarters in eastern China, a huge screen covering an entire ...

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Hong Kong’s quarantine hotels are almost full, as overseas students vie for rooms in summer rush

Hong Kong’s quarantine hotels are almost full, as overseas students vie for rooms in summer rush
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Droves of overseas students returning to Hong Kong have driven up occupancy rates at ...

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Russian court brands Alexei Navalny’s political organisations ‘extremist’

Russian court brands Alexei Navalny’s political organisations ‘extremist’
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A court in Moscow on Wednesday branded the political organisations of jailed Kremlin critic ...

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Joe Biden and Boris Johnson to sign new ‘Atlantic Charter’ to boost ties and lead coronavirus recovery

Joe Biden and Boris Johnson to sign new ‘Atlantic Charter’ to boost ties and lead coronavirus recovery
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden will on Thursday agree ...

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What Hong Kong can learn from Singapore and Britain on welcoming overseas doctors

What Hong Kong can learn from Singapore and Britain on welcoming overseas doctors
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Following the initial reading of the Medical Registration Amendment Bill in the Legislative Council, ...

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China hurried work on anti-sanctions law ‘after Joe Biden disappointed Beijing by continuing to take a tough stance’

China hurried work on anti-sanctions law ‘after Joe Biden disappointed Beijing by continuing to take a tough stance’
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China speeded up plans for an anti-sanctions law after Joe Biden dashed Beijing’s hopes ...

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Coronavirus: Berlinale film festival opens to public in German capital after long pandemic delay

Coronavirus: Berlinale film festival opens to public in German capital after long pandemic delay
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After months of uncertainty whether it could take place during the coronavirus pandemic, the ...

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US Defence Department winds up China task force, keeping recommendations classified

US Defence Department winds up China task force, keeping recommendations classified
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An advisory body to the US Department of Defence established to make recommendations for ...

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US warns Venezuela and Cuba to turn away Iranian ships believed to be carrying arms

US warns Venezuela and Cuba to turn away Iranian ships believed to be carrying arms
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This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported ...

  • Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:59:13 +0800

United States to donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to countries around the world

United States to donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to countries around the world
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The administration of US President Joe Biden is buying 500 million doses of the ...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle clash with BBC over story about naming of new daughter

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle clash with BBC over story about naming of new daughter
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have clashed with the BBC over the version ...

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Drowned migrants get ‘dignified’ burial in Tunisia cemetery

Drowned migrants get ‘dignified’ burial in Tunisia cemetery
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A cemetery in southern Tunisia for migrants who drowned crossing the Mediterranean in the ...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping tells officials to look to Qinghai as model for governing Tibet and Xinjiang

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells officials to look to Qinghai as model for governing Tibet and Xinjiang
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Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a three-day tour of the northwestern province of Qinghai ...

  • Thu, 10 Jun 2021 01:00:00 +0800

Baywatch star David Hasselhoff joins German coronavirus vaccine appeal

Baywatch star David Hasselhoff joins German coronavirus vaccine appeal
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Former Baywatch television star David Hasselhoff is appearing in a video released by the ...

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Hong Kong justice minister lobbies for her solicitors to qualify for senior counsel rank, amid concerns over extending the appointments to non-barristers

Hong Kong justice minister lobbies for her solicitors to qualify for senior counsel rank, amid concerns over extending the appointments to non-barristers
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Hong Kong’s justice minister is lobbying for her department’s legal officers to qualify for ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:41:23 +0800

Indonesian McDonald’s outlets closed over Covid-19 fears after being overrun by BTS meal orders

Indonesian McDonald’s outlets closed over Covid-19 fears after being overrun by BTS meal orders
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More than a dozen Indonesian McDonald’s outlets were temporarily closed on Wednesday over virus ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:36:55 +0800

Chinese firms may be able to hit back at foreign partners under new anti-sanctions law

Chinese firms may be able to hit back at foreign partners under new anti-sanctions law
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Tensions between China and the US may worsen with Beijing expected to pass a ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:30:00 +0800

Hong Kong Gay Games needs more support, lawmaker Regina Ip says as event struggles to find venues

Hong Kong Gay Games needs more support, lawmaker Regina Ip says as event struggles to find venues
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A lawmaker has urged the Hong Kong government to throw more support to the ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:16:17 +0800

Delta coronavirus variant has 60 per cent transmission edge over Alpha, UK expert says

Delta coronavirus variant has 60 per cent transmission edge over Alpha, UK expert says
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The Delta coronavirus variant of concern, first identified in India, is believed to be ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:10:35 +0800

Thousands of wild animals were sold at Wuhan markets in months before Covid-19 outbreak, new report finds

Thousands of wild animals were sold at Wuhan markets in months before Covid-19 outbreak, new report finds
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Thousands of wild animals were sold in markets in the Chinese city of Wuhan ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:00:00 +0800

Hong Kong still faces many political, social problems in the future despite national security law safeguards and electoral system overhaul, ex-city leader CY Leung says

Hong Kong still faces many political, social problems in the future despite national security law safeguards and electoral system overhaul, ex-city leader CY Leung says
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Former Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying on Wednesday said the city would still ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 22:44:55 +0800

White House drops Trump orders seeking to ban TikTok, WeChat

White House drops Trump orders seeking to ban TikTok, WeChat
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The White House has dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 22:33:00 +0800

Britain slams Oxford University students for removing ‘colonial’ queen portrait

Britain slams Oxford University students for removing ‘colonial’ queen portrait
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The UK government has criticised graduate students at the University of Oxford who removed ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 22:14:06 +0800

Indonesia inching closer to Beijing, if South China Sea doesn’t ‘blow up’ ties

Indonesia inching closer to Beijing, if South China Sea doesn’t ‘blow up’ ties
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The establishment of a high-level dialogue between Indonesia and China will bring the two ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 22:07:07 +0800

China inflation: surging factory prices seen nearing peak with no ‘lasting strong demand’ for commodities

China inflation: surging factory prices seen nearing peak with no ‘lasting strong demand’ for commodities
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Despite hitting its highest point since the 2008 global financial crisis, the inflation rate ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 22:00:00 +0800

Joe Biden touts ‘tight’ US-Europe ties as he embarks on diplomatic marathon

Joe Biden touts ‘tight’ US-Europe ties as he embarks on diplomatic marathon
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Joe Biden left on the first foreign trip of his presidency on Wednesday, touting ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:36:58 +0800

Hong Kong faces brain drain of highly skilled mainland Chinese arrivals, Baptist University study warns

Hong Kong faces brain drain of highly skilled mainland Chinese arrivals, Baptist University study warns
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New arrivals to Hong Kong from mainland China are increasingly well educated and highly ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:23:51 +0800

Lab leak or nature? Debate heats up on the origins of Covid-19 virus

Lab leak or nature? Debate heats up on the origins of Covid-19 virus
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The virus causing Covid-19 has spread around the globe and killed more than 3.5 ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:00:00 +0800

US-China tech war: American tech bill locks Huawei on Washington’s trade blacklist as the company plays up its cybersecurity credentials

US-China tech war: American tech bill locks Huawei on Washington’s trade blacklist as the company plays up its cybersecurity credentials
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A bill aimed at bolstering America’s technological power to counter China, which was passed ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:00:00 +0800

South China Sea: Philippines’ Duterte, boxer Pacquiao feud over foreign policy

South China Sea: Philippines’ Duterte, boxer Pacquiao feud over foreign policy
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has stoked a feud with boxer Manny Pacquiao by criticising ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:54:28 +0800

China says it supports cultural exchanges with Japan after academics branded ‘traitors’

China says it supports cultural exchanges with Japan after academics branded ‘traitors’
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Beijing on Wednesday said it supported cultural exchanges with Japan, after Chinese academics who ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:16:35 +0800

Hong Kong property manager ordered to do 240 hours of community service for trashing national, regional flags in drunken state

Hong Kong property manager ordered to do 240 hours of community service for trashing national, regional flags in drunken state
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A Hong Kong property manager has been given 240 hours of community service for ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:16:59 +0800

Coronavirus: Singapore should expect gradual reopening, experts say

Coronavirus: Singapore should expect gradual reopening, experts say
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As Singapore approaches the end of a month-long period of tightened social distancing measures, ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:05:25 +0800

Hong Kong Airlines launches wide restructuring bid, grounds A320 fleet but holds off on job cuts

Hong Kong Airlines launches wide restructuring bid, grounds A320 fleet but holds off on job cuts
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Hong Kong Airlines informed staff on Wednesday it would launch a wide restructuring but ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:31 +0800

Hong Kong Airlines launches wide restructuring bid, grounds A320 fleet but holds off on job cuts

Hong Kong Airlines launches wide restructuring bid, grounds A320 fleet but holds off on job cuts
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Hong Kong Airlines informed staff on Wednesday it would launch a wide restructuring but ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:31 +0800

European businesses express alarm over China’s anti-sanctions law that could turn companies into ‘sacrificial pawns’

European businesses express alarm over China’s anti-sanctions law that could turn companies into ‘sacrificial pawns’
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European companies have expressed alarm about a new Chinese anti-sanctions law, saying they are ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0800

New Chinese semiconductor firms have tripled in 2021 as Beijing and Washington jockey over technological supremacy

New Chinese semiconductor firms have tripled in 2021 as Beijing and Washington jockey over technological supremacy
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The number of newly registered chip-related companies in China more than tripled in the ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0800

European businesses express alarm over China’s anti-sanctions law that could turn companies into ‘sacrificial pawns’

European businesses express alarm over China’s anti-sanctions law that could turn companies into ‘sacrificial pawns’
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European companies have expressed alarm about a new Chinese anti-sanctions law, saying they are ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0800

New Chinese semiconductor firms have tripled in 2021 as Beijing and Washington jockey over technological supremacy

New Chinese semiconductor firms have tripled in 2021 as Beijing and Washington jockey over technological supremacy
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The number of newly registered chip-related companies in China more than tripled in the ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0800

Hong Kong man’s legal fight over late husband’s funeral faces fresh challenge

Hong Kong man’s legal fight over late husband’s funeral faces fresh challenge
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The Department of Justice has made a rare application to the High Court to ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:57:20 +0800

Australian PM Morrison calls for WTO reform to punish ‘economic coercion’, in veiled reference to China trade dispute

Australian PM Morrison calls for WTO reform to punish ‘economic coercion’, in veiled reference to China trade dispute
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for an overhaul of global trade rules ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:13:39 +0800

Coronavirus controls pushing China’s southern container ports to limit, sending freight rates soaring

Coronavirus controls pushing China’s southern container ports  to limit, sending freight rates soaring
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Capacity at major ports in China’s southern manufacturing hub is being pushed to the ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +0800

Calls mount for release of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker family from Australia detention

Calls mount for release of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker family from Australia detention
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The plight of a Sri Lankan Tamil couple and their two young daughters who ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:20:30 +0800

Top Chinese university under fire for using sex to sell school

Top Chinese university under fire for using sex to sell school
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One of the top universities in China is under fire for using women to ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:00:00 +0800

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese government poised to allow local spectators to attend

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese government poised to allow local spectators to attend
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Japan is leaning towards allowing domestic spectators at the Tokyo Olympics despite the Covid-19 ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 15:33:22 +0800

US-China relations: Biden’s trade strike force sees US turn to aggressive ‘industrial policy’ to counter Beijing

US-China relations: Biden’s trade strike force sees US turn to aggressive ‘industrial policy’ to counter Beijing
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US efforts to combat unfair trade practices with a new strike force and provide ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 15:21:22 +0800

Coronavirus: critics ask why Taiwan’s death rate is higher than the global pandemic average

Coronavirus: critics ask why Taiwan’s death rate is higher than the global pandemic average
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Taiwan has reported a rapidly rising death toll in the widening coronavirus outbreak that ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:38:59 +0800

FBI sting reveals plot to smuggle cocaine in bananas to Hong Kong, other crimes globally

FBI sting reveals plot to smuggle cocaine in bananas to Hong Kong, other crimes globally
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One drug trafficker texted another that he had a “job” and a proven way ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:27:47 +0800

Malaysia’s king will meet political leaders as public anger grows over handling of coronavirus pandemic

Malaysia’s king will meet political leaders as public anger grows over handling of coronavirus pandemic
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Malaysia’s king is set to have an audience with political parties beginning on Wednesday, ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:05:56 +0800