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Top Chinese virus expert scorns vaccine hype

China’s top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan has broken his silence and put a damper on state propaganda and drugmakers’ bragging that locally made Covid-19 vaccines will be rolled out soon.  The chorus by state media about how soon Chinese vaccines will be available has failed to…

Why China is ill-prepared if next Covid wave hits

Mainland China is perhaps the only major country in the world where life has, by and large, moved back to normalcy. Expect full houses when you step into upmarket hotels and cinemas in many Chinese cities, and malls and commercial precincts are also teeming with…

China rides a post-Covid consumption boom

Big-spending crowds have returned to malls, precincts and tourist attractions across China a month after Beijing lifted a domestic travel ban introduced in February to limit the spread of Covid-19.  The much-anticipated reopening of domestic travel and tourism has scooped airlines and retailers out of…

China sets railway building spree in high-speed motion

More high-speed rail arteries and feeder lines will connect China’s largest megacities and outlying regions in Beijing’s new drive to more than double the length of China’s high-speed railway network. The network is already the world’s longest and the new aim is to hit the…

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