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Want to learn more about China first-hand, from reporters on the ground? In every episode, we take a deep-dive into a specific topic, mixing independent reporting and exclusive interviews to bring you unique insights into an emerging potential superpower. Now, we’re featuring regular updates on the coronavirus pandemic from across the country. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.
 
The South China Morning Post political economy team analyse the latest economic data from China, delve deep into the ongoing US-China trade and tech war, and examine China's changing economic relationship with Europe, Africa and the Indo-Pacific. Hear deep background on Beijing's political machinations and how they affect policy and its global diplomacy.
 
Moneyweb brings you the latest in business and financial news in our new morning podcast: MoneywebNOW with Simon Brown. The show will offer the latest in business, trading and company news to best prepare listeners for the day ahead. It will be live-streamed via the Moneyweb website and mobile app between 06:30 and 06:50.
 
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Eat Drink Asia is an award-winning podcast by the South China Morning Post that deep dives into the forgotten history of some of Asia's most popular dishes that have gone global. Discover the human story behind some of Asia's most loved foods, drinks and condiments with SCMP journalists, as they speak with chefs, restaurateurs and food experts from across the region.
 
Operations Santa Claus 2014(OSC) has been galvanizing the Hong Kong community to embrace the true charitable spirit of Christmas for the past 26 years. Jointly organised by the South China Morning Post and Radio Television Hong Kong, OSC has received a total donation of HK$211 million to 194 charities, sharing the gift of hope and goodwill to those who lack the means to improve their lives.
 
For the past 30 years, Operation Santa Claus has received heartwarming support from hundreds of thousands of supporters. Your help has enabled us to financially support many not-for-profit organisations that serve the less fortunate in Hong Kong. This Christmas, we invite you to join us again to bring hope & joy to those in need. This year, Operation Santa Claus is helping 14 local charities with projects that will improve the quality of life for children, youth, the elderly, and those in ne ...
 
For the past 30 years, Operation Santa Claus has received heartwarming support from hundreds of thousands of supporters. Your help has enabled us to financially support many not-for-profit organisations that serve the less fortunate in Hong Kong. This Christmas, we invite you to join us again to bring hope & joy to those in need. This year, Operation Santa Claus is helping 14 local charities with projects that will improve the quality of life for children, youth, the elderly, and those in ne ...
 
The Innovate for Growth Podcast is a show where Tracy Tsang, Founder and CEO of Internet of Stories, meets world class artists, IP creators, mission driven creative entrepreneurs and thought leaders in growth and innovation to chat about their life journeys, creative processes, and wisdom gained from building ventures out of doing what they love.Our goal is to empower creators and mission driven entrepreneurs to develop in a holistic way, create scalable positive social impact, while enablin ...
 
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A Muslim mob attacked a sports equipment factory in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province on Friday, killing a Sri Lankan man and burning his body publicly over allegations of blasphemy, police said.Armagan Gondal, a police chief in Sialkot district where the killing occurred said that factory workers had accused the victim of desecrating posters bear…
 
A Muslim mob attacked a sports equipment factory in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province on Friday, killing a Sri Lankan man and burning his body publicly over allegations of blasphemy, police said.Armagan Gondal, a police chief in Sialkot district where the killing occurred said that factory workers had accused the victim of desecrating posters bear…
 
The Chinese and Vietnamese militaries will stage their first joint medical drills next week as Beijing continues a drive to woo its Southeast Asian neighbours as its competes for influence with the United States.On Monday, 84 People’s Liberation Army medics will join their counterparts from the Vietnamese People’s Army in the seven-day Peace Rescue…
 
A third of Hongkongers with British National (Overseas) status are considering moving to the United Kingdom, while 6 per cent have applied for a scheme to do so, according to a survey, while new figures on pension withdrawals show an increase in the number of people leaving the city for good.Half of the potential movers in the poll were younger tha…
 
More than 780 shoebox flats put on the market in Hong Kong’s latest batch of subsidised housing units have gone unsold for over a month, even as all the larger flats offered under the scheme were quickly snapped up.The Housing Authority offered up a total of 2, 649 new flats for sale under the Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme (GSH) on Oc…
 
The small city of Manzhouli on the Chinese-Russian border has begun its sixth round of mass testing as the epicentre of China’s latest coronavirus outbreak struggles to get infections under control.The National Health Commission (NHC) on Friday reported 56 new local symptomatic cases in the city, in the northern Inner Mongolia autonomous region, ma…
 
A lawyer for Philippine Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa, who faces multiple court cases, said on Friday he was “confident” the journalist would be allowed to travel to Oslo to collect the award in person.Ressa, co-founder of news website Rappler, and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov were given the award in October for their efforts to “safegu…
 
A lawyer for Philippine Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa, who faces multiple court cases, said on Friday he was “confident” the journalist would be allowed to travel to Oslo to collect the award in person.Ressa, co-founder of news website Rappler, and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov were given the award in October for their efforts to “safegu…
 
China’s top diplomat has backed South Korea’s push for the declaration of an end to the 1950-53 Korean war, the Yonhap news agency said on Friday, citing South Korea’s embassy in Beijing.China fought alongside North Korea against the US-led United Nations and South Korea during the confrontation that ended in an unstable armistice rather than a pea…
 
China’s top diplomat has backed South Korea’s push for the declaration of an end to the 1950-53 Korean war, the Yonhap news agency said on Friday, citing South Korea’s embassy in Beijing.China fought alongside North Korea against the US-led United Nations and South Korea during the confrontation that ended in an unstable armistice rather than a pea…
 
Laos is set to open a US$6 billion Chinese-built railway on Friday, with debt concerns balanced against hopes it could boost the reclusive nation’s struggling economy.The 414km (260-mile) segment took five years to construct under China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative.Analysts have acknowledged the potential economic boost, but have quer…
 
Laos is set to open a US$6 billion Chinese-built railway on Friday, with debt concerns balanced against hopes it could boost the reclusive nation’s struggling economy.The 414km (260-mile) segment took five years to construct under China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative.Analysts have acknowledged the potential economic boost, but have quer…
 
Hong Kong has added Singapore and Iceland to its list of high-risk countries after they recorded Omicron Covid-19 variant infections, forcing city residents returning from either nation to undergo 21 days of quarantine beginning next week.Singapore confirmed on Thursday that two people who arrived the day before were infected with the variant, but …
 
China’s aviation regulator expects airlines will resume commercial operations with the Boeing 737 MAX by the beginning of next year at the latest following a ban of almost three years, an official said on FridayThe Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued an airworthiness directive for the 737 MAX, which has been grounded in China since…
 
Actor Alec Baldwin does not believe the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rust was caused by sabotage.In an interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos that aired Thursday, Baldwin said it was “overwhelmingly likely” that the October 21 incident at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico was an acciden…
 
China is accelerating research into vaccines and tests to cope with possible future Omicron variant outbreaks amid global concern about its potential damage.Sino Biological, a Beijing-based company specialising in recombinant protein production, antibody development and the manufacture of test reagents, announced on Thursday it had developed a key …
 
Malaysia’s Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on Friday said the country needed to be prepared for the possibility that the Omicron Covid-19 variant was already in the community, as authorities announced the first imported infection for the mutated form of the virus.The 19-year-old South African national, who underwent quarantine, arrived in Malaysi…
 
Malaysia’s Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on Friday said the country needed to be prepared for the possibility that the Omicron Covid-19 variant was already in the community, as authorities announced the first imported infection for the mutated form of the virus.The 19-year-old South African national, who underwent quarantine, arrived in Malaysi…
 
When the Taliban overran Kabul in mid-August, seizing power for the second time, the years-old mystery over the whereabouts of the movement’s Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada deepened further.Whether the elderly cleric is alive or dead is something many Afghans are uncertain about, and even the most dedicated analysts have doubts about who is r…
 
Senior US and Chinese officials on Thursday offered competing visions of the role that businesses should play in relations between the two powers, with Beijing’s envoy in Washington pointing to economic ties as an “anchor and propeller” in the tense relationship.The US, in turn, amplified concerns about Beijing’s non-market practices and warned Ame…
 
Researchers around the world are trying to work out whether existing Covid-19 vaccines protect us from the latest variant, Omicron.The worst-case scenario is the virus has mutated so much in the crucial parts of its genome that it can escape Covid-19 vaccines designed to protect us from earlier versions of the virus – with devastating consequences …
 
Researchers around the world are trying to work out whether existing Covid-19 vaccines protect us from the latest variant, Omicron.The worst-case scenario is the virus has mutated so much in the crucial parts of its genome that it can escape Covid-19 vaccines designed to protect us from earlier versions of the virus – with devastating consequences …
 
Didi Global said it would commence the process of removing its stock from the New York Stock Exchange for a listing in Hong Kong, as China’s dominant ride-hailing service operator makes an unprecedented exit from the world’s largest capital market five months after Chinese regulators opened a probe into the company.“After careful study, the company…
 
A Hong Kong health code compatible with the version used in mainland China will officially be launched on December 10 as a prerequisite for resuming quarantine-free cross-border travel.The tracking feature of the mainland’s health code app has raised privacy concerns among Hong Kong residents, who fear similar issues with the city’s new system.The …
 
A well-known Chinese producer questioned the legality of a recent blacklist of celebrities by an industry association, marking a rare public disagreement with the government’s crackdown on “poorly-behaved” entertainers.Li Xuezheng, who earned his fame by producing the 2017 hit political drama In the Name of the People, said the China Association of…
 
Australia on Friday reported a student with no history of foreign travel had tested positive for the Covid-19 Omicron variant, the country’s first detected case of community transmission.The case, detected in Sydney, comes despite a ban on non-citizens entering the country and restrictions on flights from southern Africa, where the variant was firs…
 
Australia on Friday reported a student with no history of foreign travel had tested positive for the Covid-19 Omicron variant, the country’s first detected case of community transmission.The case, detected in Sydney, comes despite a ban on non-citizens entering the country and restrictions on flights from southern Africa, where the variant was firs…
 
As Hong Kong grapples with runaway inflation and a still-raging pandemic, charities, food banks, NGOs and businesses have entered the fray to help the needy. In the second of a three-part series, Denise Tsang and Fiona Sun look at the raft of well-intentioned efforts.As early as 8am on a Monday, a queue of elderly people have started forming outsid…
 
The killing of at least 65 protesters in Myanmar’s biggest city on March 14 this year was planned and premeditated, and the perpetrators must be brought to justice, a rights watchdog said in a report released on Thursday.Human Rights Watch accused security forces of deliberately encircling and using lethal force against crowds in Yangon’s working c…
 
Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak has sought to introduce fresh evidence in one of the criminal cases linking him to the 1MDB financial scandal, days before an appellate court was to rule on whether to uphold a guilty verdict that sentenced him to a 12-year jail term.The development ahead of the December 8 Court of Appeal ruling has raised quest…
 
Tom Udall, the new US ambassador to New Zealand, said he wants to find areas of common ground with China in a region where tensions often run high.Udall, a former US senator from New Mexico, held his first press conference in his new role on Thursday after presenting his credentials a day earlier.He said the US relationship with China was complex b…
 
India on Thursday confirmed its first cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in two people who travelled abroad, as a top medical expert urged people to get vaccinated.The Health Ministry said the cases involved two men in southern Karnataka state who came from abroad. It did not say which country, or if they were vaccinated. Health official Lav …
 
Russia and a number of Southeast Asian countries on Wednesday kicked off their first ever joint naval exercise along the Strait of Malacca, one of the world’s most important shipping lanes, Indonesia’s navy said.The drills come at a time of growing tensions in the Pacific, particularly around the South China Sea, which Beijing claims almost in its …
 
Travellers have been left scrambling to salvage their Christmas holidays as governments across Asia tighten their entry and quarantine rules following the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant.Hong Kong has been among the first to act. Since Monday it has added at least 16 countries – including Japan, Canada and Australia – to its high-risk …
 
Australian authorities on Wednesday flagged another probable case of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in Sydney as they braced for more infections after at least two international travellers visited several locations in the city while likely infectious.Officials in New South Wales (NSW), home to Sydney, said initial testing “strongly indicates” a man i…
 
Japan and the United States could not stand by if China attacked Taiwan, and Beijing needs to understand this, former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.Tensions over Taiwan have risen as President Xi Jinping seeks to assert China’s sovereignty claims against the democratically ruled island. Taiwan’s government says it wants peace…
 
China is conducting “dramatic economic warfare” against Australia and has tried to “break” the US ally, contributing to increased anxiety about Beijing in the region, the White House’s Indo-Pacific coordinator, Kurt Campbell, said in a speech to a Sydney think tank on Wednesday.US President Joe Biden raised the treatment of Australia, which has bee…
 
The US needs to increase economic engagement in Asia with an “equally substantial alternative” to the 11-country Pacific trade pact Donald Trump exited nearly five years ago, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said.“Over the past decades, the US security presence has brought stability and peace in the region,”’ Heng said at a lecture on…
 
Japan’s crown prince criticised the media on Tuesday for falsities and “terrible things” in its coverage of the engagement of his daughter, former princess Mako, who relinquished her royal status to marry a commoner last month.Mako, 30, postponed her marriage to Kei Komuro, 30, for roughly three years over opposition stemming from a scandal involvi…
 
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s chosen successor on Tuesday announced his withdrawal from the 2022 presidential race, saying it was “not yet my time”.Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, a close aide to the president, entered the contest for the country’s highest office two days before the November 15 deadline, after previously registering for th…
 
Japan on Tuesday confirmed its first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in a man who had arrived in the country from Namibia.The man in his 30s had earlier tested positive for the coronavirus at the airport, chief cabinet secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters.The patient is staying in a medical facility and the government is aware o…
 
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