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Demand for flu vaccine soars in China, prices triple on scalpers’ market

China has seen a soaring demand of the seasonal flu vaccine while hospitals in some cities have reported a limited supply, leaving citizens on waitlists for more than a month to get a shot, while scalpers are reportedly charging triple the original price. Big cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuhan, are under considerable […]

‘Made in Wuhan’ goes into full swing post pandemic

Supplying world demand a new priority Wearing masks, eating separately, having their body temperatures checked, frequently using disinfectant, more than 10,000 employees are working hard in the Lenovo factory, where notices that “epidemic control is our responsibility” are posted all over. The Lenovo factory is located in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei Province, the […]

Xi asks young officials to focus on solving practical problems

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses the opening of a training session for young and middle-aged officials at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee (National Academy of Governance), Oct. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Ju Peng) BEIJING, Oct. […]

Wendy Wu. From China to the West: learn our lessons on containing the coronavirus pandemic

As China’s coronavirus crisis appears to wane and infections elsewhere in the world rise, the message from Beijing is that some countries in the West have been too slow to react and not done enough to contain the pandemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on the weekend that Europe was the new epicentre of […]

017, the year Chairman Xi Jinping will come into his own

Douglas H. Paal says after five years of consolidating power, the Chinese leader will emerge stronger than ever before. For this year at least, Xi Jinping will play the role of global leader, and the world will be better for it A provocateur took over the White House in January amid calls to delegitimise and […]

Australia and China: Do Bitlateral Relations Get Even More Complicated?

Australia and China have a long history of mutually beneficial cooperation. Over the past five years, bilateral trade volume has grown by about fifty percent, and that was before signing the Free Trade Agreement between the countries, which took place in June 2015. Both countries make their respective mutual investments, Australian companies are widely represented […]

The New Silk Roads and the Rise of the ‘Chinese Dream’

by Pepe Escobar Beijing is advancing a Chinese-led globalization that will challenge U.S. hegemony both regionally and globally. Earlier last week, the first Chinese commercial train, with 32 containers, arrived in Tehran after a less than 14-day journey from the massive warehouse of Yiwu in Zhejiang, eastern China, crossing Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. This is a […]

China’s Air Force: from Shield to Sword

Alexander Yermakov RIAC expert The Chinese air force is relatively young, but one of the biggest and strongest in the world. It has been developing extremely rapidly over the last two decades and is now approaching a decisive point which will be vitally important for China’s future potential to project its power far beyond its […]

Apocalypse Fifth Chinese Horse. China’s Strategic Nuclear Forces

Andrey Gubin PhD in Political Science, Director of Scientific Programs of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies at Regional Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies, Assistant Professor at the International Relations Department of Far Eastern Federal University, RIAC Expert China is rightly considered a new center of power in the modern multi-polar world. However, the growth of […]

China’s Bumpy New Normal

Joseph E. Stiglitz SHANGHAI – China’s shift from export-driven growth to a model based on domestic services and household consumption has been much bumpier than some anticipated, with stock-market gyrations and exchange-rate volatility inciting fears about the country’s economic stability. Yet by historical standards, China’s economy is still performing well – at near 7% annual […]