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3 03, 2021

China’s top banking regulator sees surge of bad loans in 2021 as effects of coronavirus bite

By | 2021-03-03T00:00:25+00:00 March 3rd, 2021|Headlines|Comments Off on China’s top banking regulator sees surge of bad loans in 2021 as effects of coronavirus bite

When the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank by asset size, started to auction 657 million yuan (US$101.5 million) of its non-performing assets in six tranches on Monday, it drew strong interest from bad loan dispos...

3 03, 2021

Wary of losing out to China and South Korea, Japan is training new diplomats capable of leading world bodies

By | 2021-03-03T00:00:22+00:00 March 3rd, 2021|Headlines|Comments Off on Wary of losing out to China and South Korea, Japan is training new diplomats capable of leading world bodies

Japan has announced plans to develop a new generation of diplomats and experts with the skills required to head international bodies, amid fears it is losing out to China and South Korea – whose citizens have been considered for top roles in the United...

1 03, 2021

Coronavirus: Tokyo asks China to stop anal swab tests on Japanese citizens

By | 2021-03-01T21:50:49+00:00 March 1st, 2021|Headlines|Comments Off on Coronavirus: Tokyo asks China to stop anal swab tests on Japanese citizens

The Japanese government has requested China not to subject Japanese citizens entering the country to anal Covid-19 tests after receiving complaints of “psychological distress” from some of them, the top government spokesman said Monday.Chief Cabinet Se...

1 03, 2021

These Canadians say they will never return to Hong Kong, amid dual citizenship debate

By | 2021-03-01T21:30:55+00:00 March 1st, 2021|Headlines|Comments Off on These Canadians say they will never return to Hong Kong, amid dual citizenship debate

One dreams of Hong Kong street food, but in a nightmare finds himself cornered by authorities in the city’s airport.A fellow activist mourns a grandmother whose Hong Kong grave she may never visit.And a teenager wonders shyly whether the friend he left...

28 02, 2021

US-China trade deal: Biden’s team seem unlikely to relent on Beijing’s commitments

By | 2021-02-28T13:00:18+00:00 February 28th, 2021|Headlines|Comments Off on US-China trade deal: Biden’s team seem unlikely to relent on Beijing’s commitments

Soon after Joe Biden was elected US president, Beijing began talking up the possibility of renegotiating the so-called phase one trade deal it agreed with Washington last year, but observers say that might be easier said than done.Chinese Foreign Minis...

28 02, 2021

Canada hypocritical to label Xinjiang genocide, Chinese state newspaper says

By | 2021-02-28T11:46:21+00:00 February 28th, 2021|Headlines|Comments Off on Canada hypocritical to label Xinjiang genocide, Chinese state newspaper says

The Chinese Communist Party’s flagship newspaper has hit back at a motion passed by the Canadian parliament last week that said Beijing’s policies in Xinjiang constituted genocide, claiming that the label applied to Canada’s past treatment of its own i...