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'Naughty' elephant damages two vehicles in SW China
A wild Asian elephant turned a highway in southwest China's Yunnan province into its playground, damaging a minibus and a sedan Saturday afternoon.




'Naughty' elephant damages two vehicles in SW China
A wild Asian elephant turned a highway in southwest China's Yunnan province into its playground, damaging a minibus and a sedan Saturday afternoon.




'Naughty' elephant damages two vehicles in SW China
A wild Asian elephant turned a highway in southwest China's Yunnan province into its playground, damaging a minibus and a sedan Saturday afternoon.




AIIB loans $250m for Beijing coal-to-gas conversion
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced on Monday a $250 million loan for a natural gas project in Beijing, the bank's first such investment in China, to help cut coal use and improve air quality in the capital area.




AIIB loans $250m for Beijing coal-to-gas conversion
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced on Monday a $250 million loan for a natural gas project in Beijing, the bank's first such investment in China, to help cut coal use and improve air quality in the capital area.




AIIB loans $250m for Beijing coal-to-gas conversion
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced on Monday a $250 million loan for a natural gas project in Beijing, the bank's first such investment in China, to help cut coal use and improve air quality in the capital area.




Algerian boy, 12, wins Shenzhen talent contest
A 12-year-old Algerian boy was crowned winner of the eighth Shenzhen Expats Chinese Talent Competition on Sunday.




Algerian boy, 12, wins Shenzhen talent contest
A 12-year-old Algerian boy was crowned winner of the eighth Shenzhen Expats Chinese Talent Competition on Sunday.




Asia's tallest wooden pagoda destroyed
The 16-story structure was said to be the tallest wooden pagoda in Asia. No casualties were reported in the incident. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.




Asia's tallest wooden pagoda destroyed
The 16-story structure was said to be the tallest wooden pagoda in Asia. No casualties were reported in the incident. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


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Above, Lion Dance during New Year's Eve celebration, Feb 18, 2015, in Chinatown, Philadelphia.
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How might China test the new Joe Biden administration?
As a Biden administration takes the reins in Washington, the stakes have never been higher for the US relationship with China and the rest of Asia. In the second part of a post-US-election series, Washington correspondent Mark Magnier explores how Beijing may test the new US leader and what likely responses might result.As the likelihood of a US-China reset increases despite the distracting drama over President Donald Trump’s White House departure, former intelligence officials and foreign…

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 23:14:31 +0800


China’s military: Xi Jinping tells top brass to ‘transform’ training amid security challenges
President Xi Jinping has called on China’s top military brass to push forward the PLA’s modernisation by making “comprehensive and overall improvements” to training amid growing security challenges at home and abroad.Analysts said it was the latest indication that China’s military focus was shifting to training and command, integrating advanced weapons and equipment, as it seeks to turn the People’s Liberation Army into a modern fighting force.“There have been changes happening in China in…

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:15:05 +0800


Hong Kong civil servants warned loyalty pledge may be tied to promotions
All 180,000 civil servants in Hong Kong have been warned they could jeopardise their chances of promotion if they refuse to pledge allegiance to the city and its mini-constitution.The government was also preparing for all public workers to sign a declaration of loyalty in one round, Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen said on Thursday. His bureau was discussing with the Department of Justice what steps could be taken against employees who declined to take part.“Omitting this…

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:08:15 +0800


Singaporean, expats fined for breaching coronavirus regulations in island outing
Six people, who were part of a 12-person gathering at Singapore’s Lazarus Island in August, were fined S$3,000 (US$2,200) each on Thursday for breaking the Covid-19 group limit of five.They include Singaporean Natalie Joanna Sarkies, 29, who posted photographs of the group gathering on Instagram. The photos were later reposted on various platforms.The five others who were fined are British nationals, all aged between 30 and 32.All six pleaded guilty to one count each of breaching the Covid-19 …

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:00:39 +0800


Joe Biden’s UN pick signals ‘diplomacy is back’, but does this mean a new approach to China?
Joe Biden’s choice of Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the United Nations is the latest signal that he will seek to re-engage with international bodies but while this may herald a change of tone towards China, many observers believe the administration will seek to keep up the pressure over issues such as human rights, Xinjiang and Hong Kong.Thomas-Greenfield, a veteran diplomat, could use the UN as a forum to hold Beijing to account, but the Biden White House is also expected to keep…

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:00:24 +0800


Could Indonesia’s lobster corruption scandal put an end to Prabowo’s presidential dream?
The arrest of Indonesia’s fisheries minister over his suspected role in a corruption case involving lobster larvae could shape up to be a test for both President Joko Widodo, as he embarks on a bold infrastructure plan, and his defence minister Prabowo Subianto.Widodo’s PDI-P is in a coalition that includes the Gerindra party headed by Prabowo, an ultraconservative politician who has long harboured aims for the top job.Edhy Prabowo, Gerindra’s deputy chairman and Indonesia’s current maritime…

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:49:00 +0800


Hong Kong officials withdraw funding requests for 14 top government jobs, saving HK$29 million a year
Fourteen proposed directorate-level jobs costing HK$29 million a year in wages have been dropped for now after the Hong Kong government withdrew the funding requests from the legislature to save public coffers, official records show.Positions with responsibility for railway safety, waste reduction and recycling initiatives, and boosting land supply were among the jobs withdrawn from the agenda ahead of the Legislative Council Finance Committee’s meeting on Friday.The withdrawals mean the next…

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:36:29 +0800


China’s plan for a research station on the moon gets closer with success of each Chang’e lunar mission
China plans to establish a research base on the moon in the next few years after its Chang’e-5 probe was “in good condition” on its way to retrieve lunar samples, the programme’s chief scientist said.A basic infrastructure network for a future moon base would consist of multiple probes on the surface as well as in the orbit of the moon, according to Wu Weiren, chief designer of the Chinese lunar exploration programme.“The basic facilities will be able to conduct lunar scientific research and…

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:05:08 +0800


Hong Kong professor Cheung Kie-chung found guilty of murdering his wife in 2018
University of Hong Kong professor Cheung Kie-chung has been found guilty of murdering his wife two years ago.A High Court jury of four men and three women on Thursday returned the verdict by a majority vote of 5-2 after less than eight hours of deliberations, following 11 days of gripping testimonies.Cheung did not visibly react to the news, but watched jurors as they filed out of the court.There is only one sentence for murder – mandatory life imprisonment.But Madam Justice Anthea Pang Po-kam…

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 20:48:13 +0800


Privacy in China: the growth of facial recognition technology in the private sector raises concerns about security and identity
Facial recognition technology is commonly used in countries including China in CCTV cameras, which can leverage artificial intelligence to filter through millions of profiles to identify a person. One of the most famous examples of this was when a camera pinpointed a man wanted for financial crimes in a crowd of 50,000 people at a pop concert in China.Use of the technology is creeping into the private sector in China – used to monitor travellers at airports and for sealing mobile phone…

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 20:45:14 +0800
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BRICS Business Council promotes cooperation

Members said awareness about the alliance should be boosted in a period of increased economic and trade volatility.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:56:17 +0000


South African economic growth revised lower

A collapse in household and business income led to a surge in job losses and business closures.

The post South African economic growth revised lower first appeared on The BRICS Post.



Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:06:02 +0000


Ramaphosa unveils economic recovery plan

South Africa had one of the earliest and most severe national lockdowns in the world.

The post Ramaphosa unveils economic recovery plan first appeared on The BRICS Post.



Sat, 17 Oct 2020 16:37:58 +0000


Mine rehabilitation leaves inspiring legacy

Researchers from all over the world come to South Africa to work with these collections at the Iziko Museum.

The post Mine rehabilitation leaves inspiring legacy first appeared on The BRICS Post.



Thu, 08 Oct 2020 17:25:39 +0000


Monetary policy failed to cushion consumers in Q2

Household consumption expenditure accounted for 61.7 per cent of the economy in the second quarter.

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Thu, 01 Oct 2020 07:26:33 +0000


BRICS New Development Bank issues second COVID-19 Response bond

The NDB aims to provide up to US$10 billion in crisis-related assistance.

The post BRICS New Development Bank issues second COVID-19 Response bond first appeared on The BRICS Post.



Wed, 23 Sep 2020 19:03:56 +0000


South Africa moves to Level 1 lockdown

South Africa seems to have passed the peak in the number of cases with the daily Covid-19.

The post South Africa moves to Level 1 lockdown first appeared on The BRICS Post.



Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:55:39 +0000


South African economy has unprecedented collapse in Q2

The OECD said that a sound growth strategy could deliver quick wins in terms of job creation and potential growth.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2020 20:37:04 +0000


South Africa to move to Level 2 lockdown

The move to lockdown level 2 means that restrictions will be eased in several sectors.

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Sun, 16 Aug 2020 20:04:59 +0000


OECD Survey highlights barriers to growth in South Africa

The sharp drop in economic activity adds to long-standing challenges and raises the urgency of structural reforms.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2020 19:37:36 +0000
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Trump Using Last Days to Lock In Policies and Make Biden’s Task More Difficult
At a wide range of departments and agencies, Mr. Trump’s political appointees are going to extraordinary lengths to try to prevent Mr. Biden from rolling back the president’s legacy.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:39:54 +0000


China Launches Moon Mission to Bring Back Lunar Rocks
It has been four decades since lunar samples were brought to Earth, and the Chang’e-5 spacecraft’s bounty could have great scientific value.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:39:45 +0000


China Says It Remains Open to the World, but Wants to Dictate Terms
China’s leader, Xi Jinping, is pursuing a strategy to make the country’s economy more self-sufficient, while making other places more dependent on it than ever.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:39:29 +0000


Pope Calls Uighurs ‘Persecuted,’ Prompting Pushback From China
In a new book, Pope Francis mentioned the crackdown on the Muslim minority group for the first time. Beijing rejected his characterization as “groundless.”

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:39:17 +0000


Chinese Statue of Yang Asha, Goddess of Beauty, Sparks Debate
As China fights to end extreme poverty while also recovering from the economic damage of the coronavirus, the supposed wisdom of building huge statues in poorer areas to grow tourism is coming under harsh scrutiny.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:00:13 +0000


Reports of Hong Kong’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
The democracy movement may be quiet. But it is alive and it will survive.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:50:43 +0000


China Disappeared My Professor. It Can’t Silence His Poetry.
Against overwhelming state violence, poetry might appear to offer little recourse. But for many Uighurs, it’s a powerful form of resistance.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:46:52 +0000


Cooperative Competition Is Possible Between China and the U.S.
A former vice foreign minister of China proposes a way forward for the world’s two leading powers.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:35:58 +0000


Intel and Nvidia Chips Power a Chinese Surveillance System
Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities, raising questions about the tech industry’s responsibility.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:00:13 +0000


What Does China Think U.S.-China Relations Should Look Like?
Why we published an Op-Ed by a Chinese official.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:35:44 +0000
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Below, lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 20, 2015, at the International House of Philadelphia.