July 11, 2022
July 11, 2022

China warns Asean countries to avoid being used as 'chess pieces' by major powers

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi warned on Monday (July 11) during a policy speech in the Indonesian capital that countries should avoid being used as “chess pieces” by major powers in a region at risk of being reshaped by geopolitical factors.

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

China’s oil import from Russia soars to a record level

China’s crude oil imports from Russia soared 55 per cent from a year earlier to a record level in May, displacing Saudi Arabia as the top supplier, as refiners cashed in on discounted supplies amid sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

Covid outbreak: 1.7m locked down in China’s Anhui province

China placed 1.7 million people under lockdown in central Anhui province, where authorities reported nearly 300 new cases yesterday in the latest of a string of outbreaks testing Beijing’s no-tolerance approach to Covid-19.

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

China rejects Nasa claim it will take over the moon

China yesterday rejected as an irresponsible smear a warning from the chief of Nasa that China might “take over” the moon as part of a military programme, saying it has always called for the building of a community of nations in outer space.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Hold talks with the opponents China urges Myanmar junta

China’s foreign minister yesterday called for Myanmar’s junta to hold talks with its opponents during his first visit to the country since the 2021 coup that plunged it into turmoil.

July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Hong Kong has ‘risen from the ashes’

Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and “risen from the ashes”, China’s President Xi Jinping said yesterday, as he arrived in the former British colony to celebrate 25 years since its return to Chinese rule.

July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

China’s factory, services shake off lockdown pain

China’s factory and service sectors snapped three months of activity decline in June, business surveys showed on Thursday, as authorities lifted a strict Covid lockdown in Shanghai, reviving output and consumer spending.

July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Hyping up China threat is completely futile

Beijing yesterday slammed Nato over a “completely futile” warning in which the group said for the first time in a guiding blueprint that China’s power challenges the military alliance. 

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Record floods threaten southern China

Record floods were expected in parts of southern China yesterday as heavy rains pushed water levels in the Pearl River delta to their highest in almost a century.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

China tests missile interception system

China has carried out a land-based missile interception test that “achieved its expected purpose”, the Defence Ministry said, describing it as defensive and not aimed at any country.