It is the first time the state secrets law has been revised in more than a decade. Photo: Xinhua
National People's Congress (NPC)

China’s top legislators weigh changes to state secrets law

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The latest revisions have not been made public but state media reports point to tighter rules over ‘work secrets of government departments’.

It is the first time the state secrets law has been revised in more than a decade. Photo: Xinhua

China’s top legislators weigh changes to state secrets law

The latest revisions have not been made public but state media reports point to tighter rules over ‘work secrets of government departments’.

55 minutes ago

Chinese investment bank joins growing chorus calling for direct fiscal stimulus

In a recent research report, China International Capital Corporation determined a direct fiscal stimulus is the best course of action for economic growth this year, after several rounds of credit support to businesses have not had the desired effect.

1 hour ago

Chinese floating barrier at South China Sea flashpoint was ‘necessary’, Beijing says

Foreign ministry confirms barrier was set up at disputed Scarborough Shoal to ‘safeguard sovereignty’.

2 hours ago
China International Capital Corporation has recommended direct fiscal stimulus over measures related to business credit relief in a new report. Photo: VCG via Getty Images

Chinese investment bank joins growing chorus calling for direct fiscal stimulus

In a recent research report, China International Capital Corporation determined a direct fiscal stimulus is the best course of action for economic growth this year, after several rounds of credit support to businesses have not had the desired effect.

1 hour ago
South China Sea

Chinese floating barrier at South China Sea flashpoint was ‘necessary’, Beijing says

Foreign ministry confirms barrier was set up at disputed Scarborough Shoal to ‘safeguard sovereignty’.

Foreign ministry confirms barrier was set up at disputed Scarborough Shoal to ‘safeguard sovereignty’.

2 hours ago
Taiwan

KMT deputy chief Andrew Hsia starts mainland China trip with call for dialogue

Hsia says he has no plans to meet mainland officials but is open to the possibility and would express condolences over the death of two mainland fishermen near Quemoy

Hsia says he has no plans to meet mainland officials but is open to the possibility and would express condolences over the death of two mainland fishermen near Quemoy

3 hours ago

Driven by C919 and Airbus, China’s aviation sector opens up for S Korean firms

South Korea’s national trade and investment promotion agency says China is moving aviation parts supply chains from North America and Europe to neighbouring countries.

3 hours ago
Driven by C919 and Airbus, China’s aviation sector opens up for S Korean firms

Beijing sends coastguard ships from Diaoyus to patrol near Quemoy

In a sign Beijing is stepping up pressure on Taipei, fleet carried out vessel checks, fishing boat protection and issued warnings near Kinmen where mainland fishermen died, says China Coast Guard.

3 hours ago
Beijing sends coastguard ships from Diaoyus to patrol near Quemoy

KMT deputy chief Andrew Hsia starts mainland China trip with call for dialogue

Hsia says he has no plans to meet mainland officials but is open to the possibility and would express condolences over the death of two mainland fishermen near Quemoy

3 hours ago

Driven by C919 and Airbus, China’s aviation sector opens up for S Korean firms

South Korea’s national trade and investment promotion agency says China is moving aviation parts supply chains from North America and Europe to neighbouring countries.

3 hours ago

Beijing sends coastguard ships from Diaoyus to patrol near Quemoy

In a sign Beijing is stepping up pressure on Taipei, fleet carried out vessel checks, fishing boat protection and issued warnings near Kinmen where mainland fishermen died, says China Coast Guard.

3 hours ago
China-Africa ties

US borrows from belt and road playbook to challenge China’s influence in Africa

US pledge of a billion dollars to refurbish rail project in Angola will be test of whether Washington can compete with Beijing to build ties and secure resources in Africa, analysts say.

US pledge of a billion dollars to refurbish rail project in Angola will be test of whether Washington can compete with Beijing to build ties and secure resources in Africa, analysts say.

29 Jan 2024 - 6:30PM

Chinese firms agree to raise investment in DRC copper-cobalt mining deal

Sinohydro Corp and China Railway Group will increase input from US$3 billion to US$7 billion as part of the Sicomines joint venture.

Sinohydro Corp and China Railway Group will increase input from US$3 billion to US$7 billion as part of the Sicomines joint venture.

4 Feb 2024 - 8:00PM

China’s ‘stadium diplomacy’ looking for a win at the Africa Cup of Nations

The football tournament being hosted by Ivory Coast features three venues that were built using Chinese money.

The football tournament being hosted by Ivory Coast features three venues that were built using Chinese money.

28 Jan 2024 - 5:00PM
China-Africa ties

US borrows from belt and road playbook to challenge China’s influence in Africa

US pledge of a billion dollars to refurbish rail project in Angola will be test of whether Washington can compete with Beijing to build ties and secure resources in Africa, analysts say.

US pledge of a billion dollars to refurbish rail project in Angola will be test of whether Washington can compete with Beijing to build ties and secure resources in Africa, analysts say.

29 Jan 2024 - 6:30PM

Chinese firms agree to raise investment in DRC copper-cobalt mining deal

Sinohydro Corp and China Railway Group will increase input from US$3 billion to US$7 billion as part of the Sicomines joint venture.

Sinohydro Corp and China Railway Group will increase input from US$3 billion to US$7 billion as part of the Sicomines joint venture.

4 Feb 2024 - 8:00PM

China’s ‘stadium diplomacy’ looking for a win at the Africa Cup of Nations

The football tournament being hosted by Ivory Coast features three venues that were built using Chinese money.

The football tournament being hosted by Ivory Coast features three venues that were built using Chinese money.

28 Jan 2024 - 5:00PM
China | OPINION
Illustration: Craig Stephens

Opinion | As new world war rages, China is bent on peace

The many conflicts around the world could be seen as a new, albeit fragmented, world war in a period marked by political instability, increased military spending and a decline in trust in traditional conflict resolution mechanisms. China does not want to be the global cop, but is committed to peace.

24 Feb 2024 - 9:26AM

Opinion | As trade barriers go up in the West, the rest are ‘reglobalising’

As the Global South pushes for more opening up, trade will emerge profoundly different, more complex and diffused. Chest-beating isolationism can’t change how the world is more interdependent than ever.

As the Global South pushes for more opening up, trade will emerge profoundly different, more complex and diffused. Chest-beating isolationism can’t change how the world is more interdependent than ever.

23 Feb 2024 - 3:30PM
As trade barriers go up in the West, the rest are ‘reglobalising’

My Take | US and China looking for ‘sustainable’ ways to live with each other

A series of meetings between senior officials offer some hopes that the two sides will be able to get relations back on track.

A series of meetings between senior officials offer some hopes that the two sides will be able to get relations back on track.

20 Feb 2024 - 7:20PM
US and China looking for ‘sustainable’ ways to live with each other

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