China’s Xi Jinping speaks with Germany’s Angela Merkel in diplomatic push

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, as part of a diplomatic flurry between China and European Union leaders.State broadcaster CCTV reported that in the virtual meeting Xi and Merkel reviewed the development of China-Germany relations in a “friendly atmosphere” and exchanged views on issues relating to the relationship.The engagement between China and Europe follows last week’s meeting between China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and White House…

China’s Xi Jinping speaks with Germany’s Angela Merkel in diplomatic push
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Evergrande crisis weighs on China’s credit growth as financing, lending activities cool

Evergrande crisis weighs on China’s credit growth as financing, lending activities cool
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China’s credit growth slowed in September, as weakness in the property market amid the ...

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China’s power crisis: European firms brace for situation to ‘get worse’, as electricity shortages rattle supply chains

China’s power crisis: European firms brace for situation to ‘get worse’, as electricity shortages rattle supply chains
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A European business group on Wednesday voiced concern about China’s power crisis, saying it ...

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Watsons closes shop in Tsim Sha Tsui after 20 years in latest sign of Hong Kong retail sector’s struggle to survive coronavirus pandemic

Watsons closes shop in Tsim Sha Tsui after 20 years in latest sign of Hong Kong retail sector’s struggle to survive coronavirus pandemic
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Personal health care chain Watsons said it will close its shop in one of ...

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India-China border conflict: Ladakh villagers want to be relocated as they are ‘living in fear’

India-China border conflict: Ladakh villagers want to be relocated as they are ‘living in fear’
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For generations, Gyalson and his family have lived in Chushul in India’s Ladakh region, ...

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Artist behind Tiananmen crackdown memorial at University of Hong Kong seeks diplomatic help to relocate Pillar of Shame overseas

Artist behind Tiananmen crackdown memorial at University of Hong Kong seeks diplomatic help to relocate Pillar of Shame overseas
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A Danish artist who created a sculpture remembering the victims of the Tiananmen Square ...

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Beijing accuses Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of demanding equal ‘state-to-state’ treatment

Beijing accuses Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of demanding equal ‘state-to-state’ treatment
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Beijing has accused Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of reviving the “special state-to-state” theory that ...

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China faces cybersecurity talent shortage amid push to secure data and develop the digital economy

China faces cybersecurity talent shortage amid push to secure data and develop the digital economy
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China is facing a shortage of cybersecurity talent, according to the Ministry of Industry ...

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South Korea debates how to live with Covid-19 and reopen economy

South Korea debates how to live with Covid-19 and reopen economy
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South Korea on Wednesday established a panel to debate a strategy on how to ...

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‘Captain North Korea?’ Soldier in tight blue outfit at military event generates social media buzz

‘Captain North Korea?’ Soldier in tight blue outfit at military event generates social media buzz
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A North Korean soldier clad in a super-tight blue outfit in a state media ...

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G20 to reinforce rules on subsidies in move seen to be aimed at China, backs WTO reforms

G20 to reinforce rules on subsidies in move seen to be aimed at China, backs WTO reforms
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Trade and investment ministers in the Group of 20 (G20) major economies affirmed the ...

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US, Japan, Australia, India holding Malabar joint naval exercise in Bay of Bengal

US, Japan, Australia, India holding Malabar joint naval exercise in Bay of Bengal
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The naval forces of the United States, Japan, Australia and India have started a ...

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Coronavirus: US to reopen land borders in November to fully vaccinated travellers

Coronavirus: US to reopen land borders in November to fully vaccinated travellers
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The United States will open its land borders with Mexico and Canada in early ...

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Singapore’s anti-foreign interference law will ‘substantially narrow’ civic space, rights groups say

Singapore’s anti-foreign interference law will ‘substantially narrow’ civic space, rights groups say
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Eleven prominent international rights groups on Wednesday said Singapore’s “already limited civic space” could ...

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Typhoon Kompasu downgraded to No 3 warning signal after bringing city to standstill, causing 1 death

Typhoon Kompasu downgraded to No 3 warning signal after bringing city to standstill, causing 1 death
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Scientists simulate life on Mars in Israeli desert

Scientists simulate life on Mars in Israeli desert
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Inside a huge crater in Israel’s sun-baked Negev desert, a team wearing spacesuits ventures ...

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‘Key to China’s power future’: cost of solar to match coal power by 2023, scientists say

‘Key to China’s power future’: cost of solar to match coal power by 2023, scientists say
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The costs of solar and coal power will be comparable across China by 2023 ...

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China trade: export growth stronger than expected in September but ‘instabilities, uncertainties’ remain

China trade: export growth stronger than expected in September but ‘instabilities, uncertainties’ remain
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China’s exports rose more than expected in September, data released on Wednesday showed.China’s exports ...

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In US, advice shifts on daily aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

In US, advice shifts on daily aspirin use for preventing heart attacks
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US government expert panel said it no longer recommends a daily dose of aspirin ...

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Myanmar coup: ex-president Win Myint testifies he refused to resign, would ‘rather die’

Myanmar coup: ex-president Win Myint testifies he refused to resign, would ‘rather die’
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Myanmar’s former president Win Myint, who was forced out of office eight months ago ...

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Quirky China: man breaks down over daughter’s maths fail, publisher stung for confusing a bee and a fly, Prada PR disaster

Quirky China: man breaks down over daughter’s maths fail, publisher stung for confusing a bee and a fly, Prada PR disaster
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A Chinese father lay down in the middle of a road begging police to ...

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Global economic recovery ‘really quite unique’, IMF says, amid supply chain disruptions and price increases

Global economic recovery ‘really quite unique’, IMF says, amid supply chain disruptions and price increases
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Worldwide supply chain disruptions are driving price increases and draining momentum out of economies ...

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Can Thailand beat Malaysia and Singapore in the race to lure wealthy foreigners?

Can Thailand beat Malaysia and Singapore in the race to lure wealthy foreigners?
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Thailand wants wealthy foreigners to settle down in the Southeast Asian nation after the ...

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Widely used chemical linked to 100,000 US deaths per year, study shows

Widely used chemical linked to 100,000 US deaths per year, study shows
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Daily exposure to phthalates, a group of chemicals used in everything from plastic containers ...

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Somalia comes out on top in sea border dispute with Kenya

Somalia comes out on top in sea border dispute with Kenya
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The UN’s top court handed Somalia control of most of a potentially oil and ...

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Why Australia’s bumper season of avocados is stressing out farmers

Why Australia’s bumper season of avocados is stressing out farmers
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Australia is swimming in avocados thanks to bumper harvests and months of stay-at-home orders ...

  • Wed, 13 Oct 2021 07:00:24 +0800

US-China coronavirus vaccine diplomacy heats up but can donations sway allegiances?

US-China coronavirus vaccine diplomacy heats up but can donations sway allegiances?
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The United States was largely absent in vaccine diplomacy early this year but entered ...

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Gay marriage possible for Dutch monarch, prime minister says

Gay marriage possible for Dutch monarch, prime minister says
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In the country that first legalised gay marriage, the Dutch crown princess has the ...

  • Wed, 13 Oct 2021 05:52:21 +0800

China wants ‘non-discriminatory’ treatment of Huawei, as survey says 76 per cent of Canadians want the tech company banned from 5G

China wants ‘non-discriminatory’ treatment of Huawei, as survey says 76 per cent of Canadians want the tech company banned from 5G
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China’s foreign ministry has called on Canada to be “non-discriminatory” towards Huawei Technologies Co. ...

  • Wed, 13 Oct 2021 04:18:24 +0800

Slain US woman Gabby Petito was strangled, coroner says

Slain US woman Gabby Petito was strangled, coroner says
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Gabby Petito, the young US woman who vanished on a road trip with her ...

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Queen Elizabeth in public with walking stick for first time in 17 years

Queen Elizabeth in public with walking stick for first time in 17 years
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Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday used a walking stick for the first time at a ...

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Elk with tyre stuck around neck for half its life is finally free

Elk with tyre stuck around neck for half its life is finally free
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For more than two years, wildlife officers tracked an elk that was spotted with ...

  • Wed, 13 Oct 2021 01:17:23 +0800

France’s last WWII Resistance hero, Hubert Germain, dies aged 101

France’s last WWII Resistance hero, Hubert Germain, dies aged 101
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Hubert Germain, the last of France’s officially designated Heroes of the Resistance, has died ...

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Powerful rural body defends Hong Kong small-house policy in top court, takes aim at ‘busybody’ challenger

Powerful rural body defends Hong Kong small-house policy in top court, takes aim at ‘busybody’ challenger
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Hong Kong’s rural powerhouse, the Heung Yee Kuk, has defended the controversial policy of ...

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China ‘overly optimistic’ on relations with US, Beijing adviser says

China ‘overly optimistic’ on relations with US, Beijing adviser says
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A government adviser in Beijing has cautioned against being too optimistic about signs of ...

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EU pledges US$1.2 billion aid package for Afghanistan as it opens G20 virtual summit

EU pledges US$1.2 billion aid package for Afghanistan as it opens G20 virtual summit
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The Taliban on Tuesday held their first face-to-face talks with a joint US-EU delegation ...

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New Chinese spy drone ‘will make combat scenes in the movies a reality’, state media claims

New Chinese spy drone ‘will make combat scenes in the movies a reality’, state media claims
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Chinese state television has highlighted a new armed spy drone, with one report saying ...

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British chef Elizabeth Haigh’s cookbook pulled by publisher after Singapore author accuses her of plagiarism

British chef Elizabeth Haigh’s cookbook pulled by publisher after Singapore author accuses her of plagiarism
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A British publisher has withdrawn a cookbook written by a celebrity chef from circulation ...

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Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu: why is it so hard to predict and what can Hongkongers do to stay safe when typhoons hit?

Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu: why is it so hard to predict and what can Hongkongers do to stay safe when typhoons hit?
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Harvard moves Chinese language programme from Beijing to Taipei

Harvard moves Chinese language programme from Beijing to Taipei
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Harvard is moving its Chinese language programme from Beijing to Taipei next year, its ...

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Hong Kong’s office rental market shows signs of recovery as more space is taken up than vacated for first time in two years

Hong Kong’s office rental market shows signs of recovery as more space is taken up than vacated for first time in two years
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Hong Kong’s office rental market is showing signs of recovery after being battered by ...

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Almost half of Hong Kong’s BN(O) migrants are still unemployed, struggle with language and workplace culture differences

Almost half of Hong Kong’s BN(O) migrants are still unemployed, struggle with language and workplace culture differences
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Fearful of the loss of personal freedoms and losing trust in the local government, ...

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Air India’s sale is a boost for PM Narendra Modi, but can Tata turn around the airline?

Air India’s sale is a boost for PM Narendra Modi, but can Tata turn around the airline?
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After nearly 70 years in state hands, Air India is flying home to its ...

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Why China’s fiercest Wolf Warrior in Sweden was just fighting the good fight

Why China’s fiercest Wolf Warrior in Sweden was just fighting the good fight
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Gui Congyou, China’s ambassador to Sweden and one of its best-known Wolf Warriors, ended ...

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China’s power crisis prompts Beijing to liberalise electricity pricing

China’s power crisis prompts Beijing to liberalise electricity pricing
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China’s top economic planning agency said on Tuesday it would liberalise pricing in the ...

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China’s Haidou 1 reaches new depths exploring the Pacific Ocean floor

China’s Haidou 1 reaches new depths exploring the Pacific Ocean floor
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An unmanned Chinese submersible has bettered its world record by diving one metre deeper ...

  • Tue, 12 Oct 2021 19:00:21 +0800

Huawei spin-off Honor to launch new smartphones outside China with Google Mobile Services

Huawei spin-off Honor to launch new smartphones outside China with Google Mobile Services
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Honor, previously the budget smartphone unit of Huawei Technologies Co, will soon launch new ...

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