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  • Shanghai takes new aim at replacing Hong Kong

    SHANGHAI – On the coastal reaches southeast of Shanghai, China’s ambitions to transform its most populous and affluent city into a global financial hub are beginning to take shape on a ring-shaped city reclaimed from the sea. Beijing is expected to loosen its tight grip…
  • Debate rages over China’s Covid-19 vaccines

    In March, about 180 immunologists and epidemiologists with China National Pharmaceutical Industry Corp (SinoPharm), together with their families, signed up to be the first volunteers to receive jabs as the state-owned drugmaker scrambled to develop a Covid-19 vaccine but needed to ascertain its safety and…
  • 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…