China’s President Xi to visit Hong Kong for anniversary | Xi Jinping News

Xi will attend several events including the inauguration of Hong Kong’s next leader on Friday, deputy police chief has said. Hong Kong police have confirmed that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit the city this week for the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule. Xi will attend several official events … Read more

China cuts quarantine for overseas travelers, easing Covid controls

For more than two years, overseas travelers have had to quarantine upon arrival in China because of Covid restrictions. Pictured here at Beijing International Airport on June 18, 2022, are passengers waiting to be taken to quarantine-designated destinations. Leo Ramirez | afp | Getty Images BEIJING — China cut the quarantine period for international travelers … Read more

China Halves Mandatory Quarantine Time For Overseas Travellers

China closed off its international borders at the beginning of the pandemic. (Representational) Beijing: China on Tuesday reduced the length of mandatory quarantine for inbound travellers, in the biggest relaxation of entry restrictions after sticking to a rigid zero-covid policy throughout the pandemic. The new guideline cuts the length of mandatory quarantine for overseas travelers … Read more

China Leader’s Quote On 5 Years Of ‘Zero-Covid’ Policy Removed

For months, cities across China have been placed under full or partial lockdown. Beijing: After a senior Communist Party official said that the “zero-covid” policy would remain in place in Beijing “for the next five years,” Chinese censors removed his speech from the Internet. The misleading quote was made by Beijing’s city party chief, Cai … Read more

The housing market slowdown is showing up in shipping data from China

Spending cutbacks by the consumer already led to a decrease in Chinese manufacturing orders by US importers of 20-30%, as recently reported by CNBC, and more recent data from US shippers shows the housing market slowdown is now showing up in the Asian supply chain date too. “We are seeing the impact and slowdown across … Read more

Biden eyes China with memorandum to combat illegal fishing | Business and Economy

Move with Washington steps up engagement with Asia to counter China’s growing influence. US President Joe Biden on Monday signed a national security memorandum to fight illegal fishing, part of pledged efforts to help countries combat alleged violations by fishing fleets, including those from China. The White House said in a statement that it would … Read more

NATO mulls how to define China: ‘Systemic challenge’ or worse? | NATO News

NATO reassesses China as a concern due to Beijing’s increasing military ambitions and growing economic might abroad. NATO’s first new strategy concept in a decade will cite China as a concern for the first time, but member states remain at odds over how to describe the country with the world’s largest military and Beijing’s relationship … Read more

G7 launches $600bn infrastructure plan to counter China | News

The G7 Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment will help finance infrastructure projects in developing nations. The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations have pledged to raise $600bn in private and public funds over five years to finance infrastructure in developing countries and counter China’s older, multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road project. US President … Read more

Recession, currencies, oil, Russian debt

A man walks past the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), operated by Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX), in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Toru Hanai | Bloomberg via Getty Images SINGAPORE — Shares in the Asia-Pacific traded higher on Monday as investors assess inflation and recession fears. Japan’s Nikkei 225 jumped nearly 1% in … Read more

China’s new aircraft carrier: Never mind the Fujian, these are the ships the US should worry about

Seoul, South Korea CNN — China made a big statement about its naval ambitions with the recent launch of its third and most advanced aircraft carrier. The Fujian – by far China’s biggest, most modern and most powerful aircraft carrier to date – is the 80,000-ton jewel in the crown of a military expansion that … Read more