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16 01, 2022

The US$8 billion defence plan that Taiwan hopes will deter mainland China

By | 2022-01-16T14:30:18+00:00 January 16th, 2022|Headlines|Comments Off on The US$8 billion defence plan that Taiwan hopes will deter mainland China

Taiwan will spend close to NT$240 billion (US$8.71 billion) on eight types of weapons to help boost its defences in the face of growing military threats from Beijing.Military observers said the weapons, to be built by the self-ruled island, included mi...

16 01, 2022

Top Chinese law official warns of major threat from external forces

By | 2022-01-16T13:39:05+00:00 January 16th, 2022|Headlines|Comments Off on Top Chinese law official warns of major threat from external forces

A senior official in China’s top law enforcement body singled out pressure from external forces as a major threat to the country on Sunday, saying it complicated the country’s political and legal activities.Wrapping up a two-day annual meeting in Beiji...

15 01, 2022

In his own words, China’s president outlines a vision of digital economy with 5G connectivity and data at its core

By | 2022-01-15T12:15:22+00:00 January 15th, 2022|Headlines|Comments Off on In his own words, China’s president outlines a vision of digital economy with 5G connectivity and data at its core

China’s president has outlined his vision of a digital economy with 5G connectivity as its backbone and nationwide data management at its core, as he channelled the forces of technology to serve socioeconomic development in the world’s second-largest e...

15 01, 2022

China and Iran seek to boost infrastructure and energy links as cooperation agreement comes into force

By | 2022-01-15T12:00:17+00:00 January 15th, 2022|Headlines|Comments Off on China and Iran seek to boost infrastructure and energy links as cooperation agreement comes into force

China and Iran announced plans for cooperation in areas such as energy and infrastructure on Friday as they officially launched a 25-year cooperation agreement.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also told his visiting Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdo...

14 01, 2022

Covid-19 in China: patients express concern after hospitals ordered to close over patient deaths

By | 2022-01-14T07:33:28+00:00 January 14th, 2022|Headlines|Comments Off on Covid-19 in China: patients express concern after hospitals ordered to close over patient deaths

Residents of a Chinese city locked down for three weeks have taken to social media to voice concern after two hospitals were closed because their strict enforcement of virus rules led to patient deaths.Guo Shuzhong, a doctor at Xian International Medic...

14 01, 2022

Taiwan cuts tariffs to keep Honduras on its diplomatic side

By | 2022-01-14T07:12:37+00:00 January 14th, 2022|Headlines|Comments Off on Taiwan cuts tariffs to keep Honduras on its diplomatic side

Taiwan on Friday cut to zero tariffs on 25 goods imported from Honduras under a free-trade agreement, offering an incentive ahead of this month’s inauguration of a new president who had threatened to break off diplomatic ties with Taipei.Honduras is on...