Fintech News & Trends in Hong Kong and Asia

Xi calls for jointly addressing global challenges at UNGA

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly via video, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 21, 2021. (HUANG JINGWEN / XINHUA) BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday proposed a Global Development Initiative, calling for bolstering confidence and jointly addressing global threats and […]

Quad vs. ASEAN: The Conundrum in Southeast Asia

Quad vs. ASEAN: The Conundrum in Southeast Asia

The Americans have been spearheading the Indo-Pacific policy efforts for a while. This is in view of the Chinese assertion along land and maritime boundary disagreements. Along with this factor, China’s overall challenge to the US’ position as a unipolar hegemon also got the Americans startled. The Trump administration began the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue efforts, keeping […]

Wang calls for countering geopolitical confrontation

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Dialogue Relations in Chongqing, southwest China, June 7, 2021. (HUANG WEI/XINHUA) BEIJING – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday urged maintaining the centrality of ASEAN to jointly counter geopolitical […]

Educators explore new role for tech

Experts call for sharing lessons learned during pandemic with BRI partners Wen Qiufang, a professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University, shares her thoughts on English-language teaching (ELT) in China during the 2021 Global English Education China Assembly in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Friday. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) English-language teachers in China and other countries […]

China underscores support for developing nations

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) meets with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra in Algiers, Algeria, July 19, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA) Underlining Beijing's commitment to support fellow developing nations, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said China will "always bear empathy and share destiny with developing countries". Wang made […]

China, Russia further boost cooperation

In this undated photo, President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet via video link for talks. (PHOTO / XINHUA) Leaders, officials and scholars have hailed the mature, unique partnership between Beijing and Moscow that outperforms traditional alliances, helps each other ensure strategic security at their doorsteps and provides support for multilateralism and peace […]

China urges Western countries to stop political manipulation

China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at a press briefing in Beijing on Aug 11, 2020. (PHOTO / FMPRC.GOV.CN) BEIJING – A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Monday urged certain Western countries to abandon their hypocritical double standards and political manipulation on human rights issues and address their own problems on human rights. Spokesperson Zhao […]

Xi emphasizes South-South cooperation

Some foreign diplomats and representatives from international organizations attend an event celebrating the 5th anniversary of the establishment of the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund and the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development in Beijing on July 8, 2021. (KUANG LINHUA / CHINADAILY.COM.CN) China stands ready to work with developing countries to further unleash the potential […]

Wang Yi: ‘Indo-Pacific strategy’ a comeback of Cold War mentality

This undated file photo shows Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BEIJING – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday that the "Indo-Pacific Strategy," which seeks bloc confrontation and aims to create geopolitical rivalry, is a comeback of Cold War mentality and retrogression of history. Wang […]

Xi, Putin announce extension of China-Russia cooperation treaty

Xi, Putin announce extension of China-Russia cooperation treaty

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement Monday, officially deciding to extend the China-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation. The announcement came during talks between the two heads of state via video link. Hailing the upcoming 20th anniversary of the signing of the treaty, Xi said in […]