Manila accuses Beijing of ‘dangerous manoeuvres’ in South China Sea
Philippines says vessels were damaged and four people injured after Chinese boats caused two collisions
The Philippines has accused China of “dangerous manoeuvres” in the disputed South China Sea that damaged its vessels and left four Filipinos with minor injuries, warning such action had put lives at risk.
The Philippines said Chinese coastguard and maritime militia vessels had caused two collisions, which led to superficial structural damage to the hull of one of its coastguard vessels. The simultaneous use of water cannon by two Chinese vessels against a civilian supply boat shattered the vessel’s windshield and caused minor injuries to at least four personnel onboard, according to a Philippine national taskforce.Continue reading...Read more
China sets ‘ambitious’ 5% growth target and flags risks to economy
Premier Li Qiang vows to tackle property crisis, high local debt and persistent deflationRead more
China sets challenging GDP target in face of regional tensions and ageing population
Economists say 5% target is ambitious, as premier Li Qiang tells annual gathering that global economy and problems at home are presenting hurdles to recovery
China has set its target for GDP growth at 5%, in line with analysts’ expectations for another year of historically modest ambitions for the economy, amid regional tensions and its demographic crisis.
China’s premier, Li Qiang, spoke of the “challenges” facing China’s leaders as he delivered his annual government work report on Tuesday. He cited the global economy and regional tensions as hurdles for China’s recovery, as well as domestic issues such as low consumer demand in a challenging labour market.Continue reading...Read more
America’s economic security doctrine has taken on a darker hue
Washington seeks to defend the rules-based order with unruly, self-interested interventionsRead more
Philippines Coast Guard says ship damaged in collision with Chinese vessel – video
Footage published by the Philippines Coast Guard appears to show a collision between one of its ships and a Chinese Coast Guard vessel on Tuesday morning. The Philippines Coast Guard said it was carrying out a resupply mission in the South China Sea when it 'faced dangerous manoeuvres and blocking' from Chinese vessels that resulted in 'minor structural damage' to one of its vesselsContinue reading...Read more
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Foreign investors are right to see China as a trade more than a long-term bet
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‘We need to go again’: Australian who led MH370 search joins calls for fresh effort to find plane
Peter Foley, the program director for search led by Australian Transport Safety Bureau, says any chance of success needs the government to invest
The man who led Australia’s search for MH370 has urged the Australian government to support any new effort to find the plane, which disappeared 10 years ago on Friday.
On Sunday the Malaysian government said it was in talks with the US marine robotics company Ocean Infinity to discuss a new search. The company says it is willing and able to return to the search and has submitted a proposal to the Malaysian government.Continue reading...Read more
Iron ore’s plunge bodes ill for steel demand — and China’s economy
Oversupply, coupled with the country’s economic slowdown, means the sector is becoming a dangerous one to invest inRead more
Xi to resist market pressure to step up China stimulus efforts
Delegates set for National People’s Congress as Beijing faces geopolitical, demographic and economic hurdlesRead more
China tries to stabilise pig population as pork prices plunge
Beijing acts to tightly monitor herd size as falling prices help add to wider climate of deflationRead more
China ‘national team’ ETF buying reaches $57bn this year, says UBS
Bank has estimated flows based on purchases of 54 Chinese equities ETFsRead more
China Two Sessions: premier Li Qiang will not speak to press in break with tradition
Annual appearances were rare opportunity for foreign media to engage with high-ranking Chinese officials
China’s leading economics official, premier Li Qiang, will not address the press at the country’s major annual political gathering in Beijing, in a break with tradition.
The Two Sessions has started against a backdrop of major economic headwinds, decreasing transparency on government indicators, and growing concern among international business and investors.Continue reading...Read more
China offers AI computing ‘vouchers’ to its underpowered start-ups
Chinese tech giants are hogging scarce cloud resources to develop generative AI models as US restrictions biteRead more
Chinese whisky distilleries give western brands a wee dram of local flavour
Pernod Ricard starts with Scotch blend but aims to create Chinese single malt to grow share in world’s biggest spirits marketRead more
Forensic spray using jellyfish protein could speed up fingerprint detection
Dyes based on the fluorescent proteins are also water-soluble and low-toxicity so could replace solvents
Scientists have developed a forensic spray using a protein found in jellyfish that shows up fingerprints in just 10 seconds.
They say that the dye spray could make forensic investigations quicker and more effective. It is also water-soluble and has low toxicity. Traditional forensic methods either use toxic powders that can harm DNA evidence or petrochemical solvents that are bad for the environment, the sale of which is increasingly restricted.Continue reading...Read more
Chinese tourism to Australia still in the doldrums after pandemic travel bans
Tourism industry disappointed but hopeful Chinese holidaymakers could return by year’s end – but economists predict a longer wait
In the two weeks either side of lunar new year, Mandy Ho, who manages a hot air balloon company in Melbourne, has many balls in the air.
Most mornings before dawn, when weather permits, her colleagues fly Chinese tourists from the vineyards of the Yarra Valley over Melbourne’s eastern suburbs to parkland on the city’s fringe. Interpreters make sure nothing is lost in translation.Continue reading...Read more
Asio cleared of unlawfully luring Daniel Duggan back to Australia, agency chief Mike Burgess says
Exclusive: Duggan’s legal team continues to fight US request for extradition on charges of arms trafficking and money laundering
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The spy agency Asio says it has been cleared by the intelligence watchdog of allegations of impropriety raised by the Australian citizen Daniel Duggan as he fights extradition to the US.
Duggan, a former US marines pilot accused of training Chinese pilots to land fighter jets on aircraft carriers, had complained to the inspector general of intelligence and security (IGIS) about Asio’s role in securing his return to Australia from China.Continue reading...Read more
Intrigue swirls about possible reshuffles as China’s parliament convenes
Policy blueprint to be set out for year ahead and big personnel changes may be announced
Thousands of delegates are due to arrive in Beijing this weekend for China’s most high-profile political gathering, a closely observed series of meetings that will lay out the government’s policy blueprint for the year ahead.
The event, known as the “two sessions”, begins on Monday as China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC) convenes alongside a separate but parallel meeting of the country’s top political advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.Continue reading...Read more
Liang Yi Museum — where you can touch the exhibits
Its collections range from Ming furniture to Japanese silverware — and visitors can even sit on the chairsRead more
China repatriates hundreds of scam factory workers
Beijing is pushing Myanmar to crack down on scam centres and free victims of human trafficking.Read more
Sweden is joining Nato, but it’s hopelessly unprepared for war | Martin Gelin
After two centuries of peace, and a fire-sale of public infrastructure, the country has never been so vulnerable
The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 came as a rude awakening for Sweden. Across the country people suddenly realised that national security vulnerabilities were everywhere. The entire public transit rail network in Stockholm, for example, is operated by MTR, a Hong Kong-based company with ties to the Chinese Communist party.
In the event of Stockholm being attacked by foreign forces, most of the detail about critical infrastructure and tunnels running under the city centre – home to the Swedish parliament, the prime minister’s residence, the state department, the royal castle – could be shared with enemies.Continue reading...Read more
Inside the brazen Arctic trip supplying Putin’s flagship energy scheme
A former Hollywood financier is navigating sea ice and sanctions to help keep Russia’s LNG hopes aliveRead more
China’s economy suffers blow as factory activity slows
Manufacturing PMI falls for fifth month as Beijing prepares to unveil growth target at annual parliament sessionRead more
Boeing agrees to pay $51m over export violations in China and other countries
Company accused of violations including Chinese employees improperly downloading files relating to Pentagon programs
Boeing said on Thursday it had reached a $51m settlement with the US state department for numerous export violations including Chinese employees in China improperly downloading documents related to US Pentagon programs.
The state department said from 2013 through 2017 three Chinese employees at Boeing facilities in China downloaded technical data involving programs including the F-18, F-15 and F-22 fighter jets, the E-3 airborne warning and control system, the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter and the AGM84E cruise missile.Continue reading...Read more
Boeing to pay $51mn US penalty over arms export violations
Technical data downloaded in China and Russia created national security risks, state department saysRead more
Scientist fed classified information to China, says Canada intelligence report
Report says Xiangguo Qiu secretly worked with Wuhan Institute for Virology and posed a ‘threat to Canada’s economic security’
A leading research scientist at Canada’s highest-security laboratory provided confidential scientific information to Chinese institutions, met secretly with officials and posed “a realistic and credible threat to Canada’s economic security” according to newly released intelligence reports.
The dismissal of Xiangguo Qiu and her husband, Keding Cheng, has been shrouded in mystery ever since the couple were escorted from Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory in 2019 and formally fired two years later.Continue reading...Read more
The tools exist to rescue China’s economy and it’s time to use them
Short-term macro policies and medium-term structural changes are urgently needed to restore confidenceRead more
Joe Biden says Chinese smart cars could pose US security threat
White House concerned about sensitive data ending up in Beijing’s hands as more vehicles hit marketRead more
Hong Kong stock exchange’s profits fall sharply as chief departs
Nicolas Aguzin’s term ends on downbeat note with subdued trading and scant initial public offeringsRead more
Can European carmakers stop China’s electric behemoth BYD?
The company began selling on the continent a little over a year ago and is already making inroadsRead more
US funding delays hurt the Pacific – but there are bigger worries | Terence Wesley-Smith and Gerard Finin
Pacific leaders are increasingly concerned that Washington’s actions in the region conflict with their objectives
A delay by the US in providing crucial funding to Pacific Island nations is fuelling concern in the region – but questions about the competing visions held by the US and regional leaders are even more pressing.
The funding is part of longstanding agreements the US has with three nations in the north Pacific, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Marshall Islands and Palau. The agreements, known as the Compacts of Free Association (Cofa), provide a range of assistance to these nations, including visa-free entry to the US, grant assistance, trust fund contributions, and support for government services including the US postal service. In exchange, the US gets exclusive military access to large parts of the north Pacific.
Terence Wesley-Smith is Professor Emeritus in the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa and former director of the Center
Gerard Finin is former director of the Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center, and is now affiliated with the Georgetown University’s Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific StudiesContinue reading...Read more
Germany and Italy torpedo EU supply chain law
Rules would have made companies liable for alleged human rights abuses by suppliers based in China’s Xinjiang regionRead more
Sequoia China founder Neil Shen took Singapore residency
Companies backed by tech investor’s HongShan group subsequently expanded in city-stateRead more
Embattled China property giant Country Garden faces liquidation petition
Country Garden’s shares fell more than 12% in early trading on Wednesday, amid a continued debt crisis in China’s property sector
Country Garden Holdings has said a liquidation petition has been filed against the property developer for non-payment of a loan worth $205m, adding to the woes for China’s liquidity crisis-hit property sector.
Country Garden said in a regulatory filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange it would “resolutely” oppose the petition, which was filed by a creditor, Ever Credit Limited, a unit of Kingboard Holdings. A court hearing has been set for 17 May.Continue reading...Read more
‘Facing up to history’: relatives of Taiwan’s 2-28 massacre victims demand official reckoning
On the anniversary of the start of the killings, families say they want nation to tackle uncomfortable truths
Lin Li-cai was only two years old when her father was murdered. She knew almost nothing about his death until she was an adult. “There used to be a picture of my father hanging in the living room, but I didn’t even know who it was,” says Lin, now 80.
She has no memory of the events and throughout her childhood his death was mentioned just twice. The first was when her uncle warned her: “Don’t talk about what happened to your father, otherwise the police will come get you.” The second was in elementary school when a teacher saw the date of his death on her file, and told Lin she would have to study and work very hard.Continue reading...Read more
Congress ‘gradually destroying’ US relations with Pacific ally, Marshall Islands president warns
Hilda Heine says US funding delays damage relationship with the Pacific nation as lawmakers say hold-up delivers a ‘gift’ to China
Hilda Heine, the president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, has warned relations with the US are “gradually being destroyed by party politics” as Congress delays approval of crucial funding for the Pacific nation.
US lawmakers have not yet passed funding packages agreed in 2023 with the Marshall Islands, Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), in a move some argue is opening the door to China to build its influence in the Pacific region.Continue reading...Read more
Rare copy of Mao’s Little Red Book expected to fetch more than £30,000
Early editions of the book of quotations will be sold at an auction of Cultural Revolution artefacts
The Little Red Book, a talisman of 20th-century Maoism, may have fallen out of favour in China after the Cultural Revolution, but its popularity with collectors shows no sign of abating.
The book, officially entitled Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong, was given its popular name due to the bright red cover of mass-produced editions. A rare prototype version is about to resurface in a sale by a west London auction house of hundreds of artefacts from the Cultural Revolution, where it is expected to fetch more than £30,000.Continue reading...Read more
Vogue China’s Margaret Zhang, youngest person appointed as an editor at magazine group, to step down
Australian Chinese former fashion blogger, whose appointment in 2021 was met with controversy, announces she is leaving the magazine
Three years after becoming the youngest person to hold an editor title at Vogue, Margaret Zhang is leaving her position as editorial director of Vogue China.
The Australian Chinese creative director announced her exit on Instagram on Monday, writing: “As we kick off a transformative Year of the Dragon, I’m excited to announce that I have decided to wrap up with Vogue and jump into the next chapter of my career.”Continue reading...Read more
Tuvalu names Feleti Teo prime minister after pro-Taiwan leader Kausea Natano ousted
Taiwan ambassador says ties remain ‘rock solid’ amid rumours island nation could switch allegiance to Beijing
Lawmakers in Tuvalu have selected Feleti Teo as the Pacific island nation’s new prime minister, weeks after an election that put ties with Taiwan in focus.
Former attorney general Teo secured the support of lawmakers who were elected last month, government secretary Tufoua Panapa told Agence France-Presse on Monday.Continue reading...Read more
In pictures: Celebrating the Lantern Festival
The festival marks the end of Lunar New Year festivities - this year is Year of the Dragon.Read more
Hackers for sale: what we’ve learned from China’s enormous cyber leak
Data from cyber security firm I-Soon offers a rare glimpse in to the inner workings of China’s hacking program
A enormous data leak from a Chinese cybersecurity firm has offered a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Beijing-linked hackers.
Analysts say the leak is a treasure trove of intel into the day-to-day operations of China’s hacking programme, which the FBI says is the biggest of any country. The company, I-Soon, has yet to confirm the leak is genuine and has not responded to a request for comment. As of Friday, the leaked data was removed from the online software repository GitHub, where it had been posted.Continue reading...Read more
Fifteen dead and dozens injured in China flat fire
Officials suggested the blaze started on the building's first floor, where electric bikes were stored.Read more
US veto sends wrong message over Gaza, says China
Beijing suggests blocking calls for an immediate ceasefire gives a “green light to continued slaughter".Read more
Messi defends HK absence as backlash continues
The football superstar has addressed Chinese fans in a video posted on social media platform Weibo.Read more
China cancels Argentina games amid Messi backlash
Chinese officials call off two Argentina friendlies after Lionel Messi failed to turn out for Inter Miami in an exhibition match in Hong Kong.Read more
North Koreans working in China 'exploited like slaves'
An estimated 100,000 North Koreans are posted abroad, where they earn valuable foreign currency.Read more
China anti-fraud app could monitor Tibetans - report
Research groups say an app aimed at stopping scams could be used to monitor Tibetans.Read more
Snowstorms disrupt Lunar New Year travel in China
Freezing weather has come in the middle of the "largest annual human migration".Read more
Tulips in blooming at scenic area in Chongqing
An aerial drone photo taken on Feb. 27, 2024 shows blooming tulips at a scenic area in southwest China's Chongqing.Visitors take photos of blooming tulips at a scenic area in southwest China's Chongqing, Feb. 27, 2024. (Xinhua/Tang Yi)Read more
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