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Karratha's two entrants at an international student science competition in Beijing have returned with silver medals for their research projects. Alex Lally, 16, from Karratha Senior High School and St Luke's College student Jasper Otway, 15, were named runners-up in their respective categories of zoology ...
Rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing would be a political boon for both sides (“Catholics torn between hope and 'betrayal'”, March 30). However, the Holy See is not just a political entity. It is also the religious authority for over a billion people. Unifying the Catholic Church in the world's most ...

Trade tensions between China and the US have been ramped up after Beijing responded to US plans for putting new taxes on hundreds of Chinese imports. China said it would place 25% trade tariffs on 106 US goods, including soybeans, aircraft and orange juice. The tit-for-tat action comes hours after ...
Port Apartment, China Vanke's co-living space brand, opened its Jingsong location last May in a local residential community six kilometres from Guomao, Beijing's central business district. The facility, converted from retail space, is one of the seven Port Apartment locations that has opened in Beijing, and ...
The Chinese president added that Beijing has pleased with the economic reform policies that African leader has implemented. Mnangagwa's state visit to China runs from April 2 to 6. Mnangagwa, who was sworn in as president in November, has pledged to rebuild Zimbabwe. He also shared that it “was a ...
During the Cold War, the subway stations of Beijing doubled as fallout shelters to protect the city's population from nuclear attack. Many of the stations featured heavy, blast-resistant doors designed to keep people in the underground safe. The doors were cleverly blended into the station walls, allowing ...

Trade tensions between China and the US have been ramped up after Beijing responded to US plans for putting new taxes on hundreds of Chinese imports. China said it would place 25% trade tariffs on 106 US goods, including soybeans, cars and orange juice. The tit-for-tat action comes hours after ...
BEIJING • North Korea's Foreign Minister arrived in Beijing yesterday for talks with his counterpart, just a week after Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un made a groundbreaking trip to the Chinese capital. The visit by Mr Ri Yong Ho was announced by Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, who ...
[BEIJING] Global Times's editor-in-chief Hu Xijin said on Twitter that China will announce retaliatory steps on Wednesday afternoon, after the US administration unveiled a list of Chinese goods that could face additional US tariffs. "According to information I received, China's massive plan in retaliation of US tariffs will be ...
As speculation grows about an imminent deal between the Vatican and Beijing to re-establish relations, Beijing insisted it has made real efforts toward mending ties and was committed to respecting freedom of religious belief. There has been a flurry of diplomatic activity in recent months, leading late last ...
TAIPEI • The Taiwanese government has said that China is stirring up its media to threaten the self-ruled island, after a major state-run newspaper said Beijing should issue an international arrest warrant for Taiwan's Premier for his comments on independence. Taiwan is one of China's most sensitive ...
Beijing is a shiny metropolis, but below the gleaming skyscrapers and busy thoroughfares are desolate amusement parks and abandoned neighborhoods, remnants of a different place, reminders of a recently forgotten past.
BEIJING (AFP) - North Korea's foreign minister arrived in Beijing on Tuesday (April 3) for talks with his counterpart, just a week after Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un made a groundbreaking trip to the Chinese capital. The visit by Ri Yong Ho was announced by Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng ...
The Catholic church and China's atheist Communist party have long been at odds over Beijing's refusal to recognise the pope as head of the church in the country. Now, an agreement that recognises the Vatican's authority but approves Beijing's say in the appointments of bishops may be in the offing.
This time, it's less likely that Beijing will be able to drive a wedge between the US and its European allies – despite the fact that Trump is a hugely unpopular US president on the world stage. Two key questions have emerged. First, is the Communist Party finally ready to negotiate with Washington and ...
Beijing 'planning merger to create shipbuilding giant'. Result would dwarf combined annual revenue of Hyundai, Daewoo and Samsung's shipbuilding units - already the world's top 3 by market value. Sat, Mar 31, 2018 - 5:50 AM ...
Tianjin, a city neighbouring Beijing governed by Party chief Li Hongzhong, who is vocal in extolling the virtues of President Xi Jinping's policies, has backed the development of a campus-style “Unicorn Building”, designed to bring together firms engaged in the sharing economy, big data and deep learning.

According to the infographic, the average color palate of all Beijing school uniforms (shown above) predominantly feature white which is then often paired with blue (shown below) or black, a tendency that spreads across each of the city's districts. What's more, Beijing public school uniforms overwhelmingly ...
Beijing's two departments in charge of Hong Kong affairs on Saturday threw their full weight behind the Hong Kong government's public rebuke of a liberal academic and key leader of the 2014 Occupy protests who said the city could be an independent state when China becomes “democratic”. The State ...
By the 28th, Beijing was choking on heavy dust mixed with air pollutants that pushed air quality readings to hazardous levels. I created the animation of satellite images above to show just how bad things got. The 'before' image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on March 24th. The 'after' image shows ...
After several days of speculation, it was revealed that Kim Jong-un was indeed in Beijing for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Kim's two-day visit was his first known trip abroad since coming to power in 2011. The Kim-Xi meeting adds to a flurry of diplomatic activity in the region, with plans for ...
Beijing formally offered a fast track for overseas funded Chinese technology behemoths to raise funds on mainland stock exchanges on Friday, after the State Council endorsed the Chinese Depository Receipt (CDR) mechanism at lightning speed. The State Council said qualified innovative companies with ...
The timing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's visit to China, his first foreign trip after assuming power in 2011, is not lost on anyone. After travelling to Beijing this week in an armoured train, he held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and re-emphasised his commitment to the “denuclearisation” of the ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping sought to portray strong ties between the long-time allies despite a recent chill as both countries on Wednesday confirmed Mr. Kim's secret trip to Beijing this week. The visit highlights Beijing and Pyongyang's efforts to better position ...
A top Beijing leader will take charge of China's ambitious Greater Bay Area project, with an aim to foster social and economic integration between Hong Kong, Macau and cities in the Pearl River Delta, it was revealed on Tuesday. Yang Jianping, a deputy director of the central government's liaison office in ...
BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid a surprise visit to China this week, in his first known overseas trip since taking power in late 2011. During a three-day stop in Beijing, Kim met Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior officials, where they discussed bilateral ties and Korean peninsula ...
Beijing's air quality returned to hazardous levels on Wednesday after thick smog and a sandstorm engulfed the Chinese capital. Pedestrians resorted to face masks and scarves to protect their mouths and noses as a cocktail of dust and smaller air pollutants blanketed the city. At 8am, the average PM10 ...
Hong Kong's South China Morning Post said Kim was on the train that left Beijing, citing two anonymous sources. South Korea said it was closely watching events in Beijing, where a foreign ministry spokeswoman deflected a question on whether Kim, his sister or some other senior North Korean was ...
In recent decades, Beijing, the capital city of China, has experienced increasingly frequent persistent haze events (PHEs). Severe PHEs not only lead to a sharp decrease in visibility, causing traffic hazards and economic disruptions, but also induce serious health problems such as respiratory illnesses and ...
The Opposite House in Beijing is making a statement that will be nearly nearly impossible to miss. Skywalker, an installation by Australian artist Lisa Roet in partnership with Asialink Arts, will involve a massive inflatable sculpture of a Skywalker hoolock gibbon suspended from the hotel's striking glass ...
Abuja - The Chinese Deputy Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Lin Jing, has said the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit, scheduled for September in Beijing would strengthen Nigeria-China bilateral relations. Jing, who made the statement on Friday in Abuja at a roundtable on the summit said ...
Before his inauguration, Trump angered Beijing by speaking over the phone to Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen and suggesting he might use the so-called one-China policy as a bargaining chip to advance US interests in trade, currency and strategic issues, such as the disputed South China Sea.
Taipei on Friday unveiled a range of strategies aimed at countering measures recently announced by Beijing to attract Taiwanese companies and individuals to the mainland. After chairing an interministerial meeting that discussed the package, Vice-Premier Shih Jun-ji told a press conference that Beijing's ...
The international atmosphere along this strip, known as Wudaokou and located in the heart of Beijing's university district, has fallen afoul of political sensibilities. At least two bars say they have been told by the local police not to let in more than 10 foreigners at a time until March 22, after the end of the ...
Second, the new policy package focuses on economic, cultural and educational realms, laying the foundations for dialogue between Beijing and Taipei on a new economic and cultural union in southern China. Given the mainland's ongoing plans for the Greater Bay Area, Taiwan will be wooed to join this ...
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced Monday its plans to set up a national committee for the standardisation of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The move comes against the backdrop of an increasingly standardised industry. International standardisation ...
BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhua) -- One of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's plays by Lithuania's Oskaras Korsunovas Theatre (OKT) will be staged in Beijing starting Wednesday. The OKT show of "The Seagull" was performed at the Capital Theatre in downtown Beijing Wednesday, which kicked off the ...
During a trip to Beijing for the Belt and Road Forum last year, Duterte's much-softened approach to Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea earned billions of dollars of investment for the country. The two countries signed four agreements, including free infrastructure projects, feasibility studies for ...
Twenty automated bookstores staffed by robots are reportedly expected to open in Beijing later this year, offering a 24-hour-a-day service. China's largest bookselling franchise Xinhua opened the first of the planned stores last month in the southeast district of Tongzhou, according to the Beijinger. Featuring ...
Australia, Canada, DPR Korea, Great Britain, Malaysia, Russia and Ukraine were other nations on the podium this weekend in Beijing. The FINA/CNSG Diving World Series next stop in Fuji (JPN) from March 15-17. All the Series action can be followed live or on demand on FINAtv and detailed news reports ...
China has not yet expressed a desire to participate in a planned meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The milestone summit suits Beijing's interests so the communist state isn't expected to interfere. But if talks hit a rough patch, Trump and Kim may turn to ...
Police are checking various popular student hangouts in Beijing's university district to make sure they have no more than 10 foreigners inside at any one time, as the stability-obsessed authorities ramp up security for China's biggest annual political gathering. Security is usually tight in the capital during ...
The Chinese government needs to wean the debt-laden economy off the belief that Beijing will stage a bailout if problems crop up, says a Tsinghua finance professor. The country has the size and resilience to overcome issues in the financial system, but Beijing is concerned about systemic risks that may ...
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The authorities of the Chinese capital of Beijing announced orange pollution alert for March 12-14 amid deteriorating air quality in the city, Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Monitoring Center (BMEMC) said in a statement. The air quality deterioration is expected to last since ...
Editor's note: This is the conclusion of Janet Landfried's story of a trip on the Zarengold train on the Trans-Siberian Railroad from Moscow to Beijing in September. Traveling with Landfried were Diann Rector of Corona, Barbara Krause of Redlands and Jeff Abuhl of Phoenix. By Janet Landfried. The terrain ...
TAIPEI — Taiwan will face a tough challenge staunching what could be an even bigger brain drain and exodus of investment to the mainland after Beijing's latest offer of economic sweeteners to lure Taiwanese, analysts and lawmakers warned. “More young people who have complained about low pay in ...
Beijing: New Australia Post chief executive Christine Holgate appreciates the door-opening power of heading a large government-owned enterprise when in Beijing, where the state continues to hold significant busines sway. On a flying visit to China last week, a market she established for Australian ...
HONG KONG — Hong Kong residents voted Sunday in by-elections that give opposition supporters the chance to recapture lost ground in a contest measuring voters' appetite for democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. The vote pitted pro-Beijing loyalists against opposition candidates competing ...
Since October, when the Communist Party held its five-yearly congress, banners and signs across Beijing hailed the newly announced Xi Jinping Thought On Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. Officials have been told to study it, perhaps at one of the 10 research institutes that have been ...
Hong Kong pro-Beijing by-election candidates, from left, Tang Ka-piu, Judy Chan and Vincent Cheng Wing-shun attend an election campaign in Hong Kong, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Residents of the semiautonomous Chinese city are set to head to the polls on Sunday in a election in which ...


 

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