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Beijing: COVID-19 spike and fast aging population have emerged as the new threat for China to fight the task of stabilising employment next year, media reports said. more
Afghanistan: 7,000 CCNPP projects remains incomplete

Kabul: The Ministry of Finance of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has said seven thousand Citizens’ Charter National Priority Program (CCNPP) projects have remained unfinished ac ...

Sri Lanka’s exports to China, Hong Kong declined: Expert

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s trade with China, including tea shipments, has moved downward in 2020, experts said.

Afghanistan economy in ‘freefall’, threatening to take entire population with it

New York: Afghanistan’s economy is in “free fall”, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told a special meeting on Sunday, warning that if decisive and compassionate actio ...

COVID-19 leads to over 50 million more hungry people in Asia-Pacific

New York: COVID-19 led to rising food insecurity for around 54 million people living in the vast Asia-Pacific region during 2020, according to a joint UN agency report published on Wednes ...

UK spy chief warns against China's digital currency renminbi

Jeremy Fleming, the director of the Government Communications Headquarters, the UK's intelligence, cyber and security agency, has warned against Chinese digital currency renminbi and ...

Investing $1 per person annually could save 7 million lives in low, lower-middle income nations

New York: A new World Health Organization (WHO) report shows that close to seven million deaths could be prevented by 2030, if low and lower-middle income countries were to make an additi ...

Plight of international students pursuing higher education in China

As the world stands facing the threat of yet another COVID-19 variant, termed “Omicron”, which the WHO has announced as a matter of concern1, the future of international stude ...

Layoff: China’s Big Tech mount with Kuaishou, iQiyi said to be joining ByteDance in job cuts

Beijing: Short video giant Kuaishou, rival ByteDance, and Baidu-owned video-streaming platform iQiyi  are trimming their payrolls, marking yet another wave of job cuts in China, medi ...

Difficult to see China as a trusted partner, says Australia PM's special envoy Tony Abbott

Australian Prime Minister's Special Trade Envoy Tony Abbott said China follows weaponsied trade and it is difficult to see Beijing as a trusted partner.