China Asia Economy

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China’s laggard chips industry rotten with corruption

China’s laggard chips industry rotten with corruption

An anti-corruption storm in that kicked up in mid-July has so far resulted in the...

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Singapore’s woes sound a warning for wider Asia

Singapore’s woes sound a warning for wider Asia

To those betting on a strong Asian rebound from the Covid-19 era, Singapore has...

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China’s Taiwan Strait drills: the new normal

China’s Taiwan Strait drills: the new normal

The following is the first installment of a translated Guancha.cn article. The views...

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How bad will global economy get?

How bad will global economy get?

In the US, there have been two quarters of negative growth. For everyone but those...

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Why Rushdie’s ‘The Satanic Verses’ is still so controversial

Why Rushdie’s ‘The Satanic Verses’ is still so controversial

Author Salman Rushdie is in hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed by...

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Bellwether Singapore buffeted by global headwinds

Bellwether Singapore buffeted by global headwinds

SINGAPORE – Consumer prices in Singapore are at a 13-year high and are projected...

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US points new-gen missile defense radar at China, Russia

US points new-gen missile defense radar at China, Russia

The United States is wrapping up tests of its new Long-Range Discrimination Radar...

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Russia’s threat to Jewish Agency rings Soviet-era alarm bells

Russia’s threat to Jewish Agency rings Soviet-era alarm...

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 sparked a surge of refugees fleeing...

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Post-Widodo political jockeying kicks off in Indonesia

Post-Widodo political jockeying kicks off in Indonesia

JAKARTA – One of Indonesia’s senior-most politicians, black-bearded National Democrat Party...

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US Chip 4 plan hands South Korea a devil’s choice

US Chip 4 plan hands South Korea a devil’s choice

SEOUL – Samsung Electronics heir and de facto leader Lee Jae-yong was today (August...

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Baidu got permits for fully driverless robotaxi services in Chongqing and Wuhan

Baidu got permits for fully driverless robotaxi services...

Baidu announced on 8 August 2022 that it has secured the first permits in China...

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US Fed becoming Asia’s Public Enemy No. 1

US Fed becoming Asia’s Public Enemy No. 1

As Joe Biden revels in a series of legislative victories in Washington, events in...

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Ukraine – the situation (August 10, 2022)

Ukraine – the situation (August 10, 2022)

Overview * The Ukrainian “offensive” in the south has been underway for 18 days...

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Chinese private security firms spreading far and wide in Africa

Chinese private security firms spreading far and wide in...

Chinese private security companies have found a profitable niche market in Africa:...

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Waking up from the Japanese debt dream

Waking up from the Japanese debt dream

Affordability matters for government debt because the burden is eventually passed...

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Worst productivity drop ever means more inflation

Worst productivity drop ever means more inflation

July inflation was “only” 8.5% year-on-year vs. 9.1% year-on-year in June, mainly...