Oil slips on worries of a China slowdown, jump in OPEC output

Oil prices fell on Monday on worries over China’s economy after a survey showed growth in factory activity slipped sharply in the world’s second-largest oil consumer, with concerns compounded by…

Hong Kong defends privacy law after Big Tech raises concerns

Hong Kong has defended planned changes to privacy laws, brushing off concerns raised by a technology industry body. The new law targets “doxxing” – the malicious act of publishing people’s…

In backlash against foreign brands, Chinese consumers pick local

Aljazeera – He Shuang, a student at a US university stranded in her home city of Chongqing in southwest China during the pandemic, has added more than 300 domestic brands…

Japan to allow 10,000 local fans at Tokyo Olympics

Up to 10,000 fans will be allowed at Tokyo Olympic events, but, organisers warned that the competition could move behind closed doors if coronavirus infections surge. “In light of the…

Asian markets fall for third day after shock US inflation rise

Asian stock markets have fallen for a third day in a row after a shock rise in US inflation. Thursday’s slide in Asia follows on from falls by Wall Street’s…

Zim ratifies bilateral pact with Korean Republic

The Government of Zimbabwe has ratified the bilateral investment promotion and protection agreement with the Republic of Korea. In a statement, the Acting Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade,…

Tokyo tightening virus measures nearly 100 days before Olympics

Aljazeera – Japan’s government has approved tighter coronavirus measures for the capital, weeks after lifting a state of emergency and with just more than 100 days until the postponed Tokyo…

IOC chief Bach calls Beijing 2022 preparations ‘a miracle’

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Thursday hailed the preparation work of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as a “miracle.” “It’s almost a miracle,” said Bach via a…

Flower markets booming in East China with upcoming Spring Festival

Fresh flower markets are booming in Changzhou City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, as people rush to purchase flowers for the upcoming Spring Festival, which falls on February 12 this year.…

Chinese President inspects preparations for 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday inspected the preparation work for the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, visiting staff, athletes and coaches. President Xi visited the…