Tag: China

China to weigh in on deepening Hong Kong crisis

After weeks of increasingly violent protests, China's top policy body on Hong Kong affairs was set to hold an extremely rare press briefing Monday on the crisis engulfing the financial hub, where dozens of protesters were arrested in weekend clashes with police. What began as...

China-linked railway contruction restarts in Malaysia

Malaysia resumed construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project in Peninsular Malaysia on July 25, with a few changes and some progress made during the realignment exercise, according to Transport Minister Anthony Loke. At the re-launch, after a year-long suspension, the construction of...

Australian universities face probe over China deals

by Andrew BEATTY Australian universities are being investigated over their contracts with Chinese-state run Confucius Institutes, officials said Thursday, amid fresh revelations over the scope of Beijing's control of teaching in the centres. Attorney-General Christian Porter said the government was looking at whether deals between thirteen...

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait, China ‘concerned’

An American warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the US Navy and Taiwanese authorities said Thursday, triggering concern in Beijing. The transit came as China, which views Taiwan as a renegade province, unveiled a defence white paper Wednesday stressing its willingness to use force to...

Ex-Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo: China will “have to extinguish” Hong Kong if it infects the mainland

Ex-Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo shared his thoughts on the tensions between Hong Kong and China at a recent event and said that China will "have to extinguish" Hong Kong if it infects or tries to change the mainland. Mr Yeo, who left politics after...

Infernal affairs: how triads embraced communist China

by Jerome TAYLOR The savage beating of Hong Kong protesters by a mob of triad gangsters has deepened fears about the city's notorious criminal gangs and the use of shadowy hired muscle to defend China's interests. At least 45 people were hospitalised after Sunday's attack when...

China’s answer to Nasdaq set to begin trading

by Dan Martin / Lianchao LAN Trading begins Monday on a new Nasdaq-style technology board in Shanghai that represents one of China's most significant market reforms, and a potential weapon in its growing tech rivalry with the United States. Twenty-five stocks will debut on the Shanghai...

Marvel’s first Chinese superhero Shang-Chi gets China excited

Reporter Justin Kroll from Variety posted tweets about auditioning for roles in Marvel Studio's Shang-Chi, creating excitement in China. He wrote that Marvel Studios is "putting out test offers for a group of men in their 20s" for the role in Shang-Chi, adding that the studio has...

US importers find ways to adapt to, skirt Trump’s tariffs

by Luc OLINGA Big US companies are accelerating efforts to move more of their supply chains from China to neighboring countries in light of Trump administration tariffs. Companies in sectors such as technology, clothing and footwear are exporting more goods from emerging giants including Vietnam and...

‘Hong Kong deserves democracy. But…we do not often get what we deserve’ Lee Kuan Yew in 1992

Singapore — According to now-declassified files in the National Archives in London, how Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew outspokenly criticized the way the United Kingdom handled issues in Hong Kong led Britain to believe that Singapore may have had its own agenda...