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    China GDP grows record 18.3pc in Q1 in virus rebound

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:44pm on April 16, 2021

    China’s economy expanded at a record pace in the first quarter as the country continued its rapid recovery from 2020’s pandemic-fuelled slump, official data showed...

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    Global stocks climb after record China growth

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:38pm on April 16, 2021

    Global stock markets rose on Friday as strong economic data out of China fuelled optimism over the global economic recovery. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index...

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    Asia’s problems must be solved by Asian countries

    Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2021

    A SERIES of recent events involving China, Japan and India allows us to revisit the theme of the growing influence of these three leading Asian...

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    China ramps up vaccination drive with goods

    Associated Press/ UNB . Taiwan | Updated at 01:18pm on April 16, 2021

    China’s success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its...

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    US climate envoy John Kerry starts talks with China

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:42am on April 15, 2021

    United States climate envoy John Kerry met with his Chinese counterparts in Shanghai on Thursday, in the first visit to China by an official from...

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    Oscars to flop in China as Hollywood, politics collide

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:36am on April 14, 2021

    The Oscars are the glitziest night of the year in Hollywood and millions across the globe tune in, but they threaten to be a dud...

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    Biden sends unofficial US delegation to Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 10:20am on April 14, 2021

    President Joe Biden sent an unofficial delegation of former US officials to Taiwan on Wednesday in a signal of support for the democratic island as...

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    How table tennis changed the world

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 01:12am on April 12, 2021

    It was 50 years ago but Zhang Xielin still remembers vividly how a shaggy-haired American table tennis player stepped onto the Chinese team's bus, a...

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    Global toll rises to 29,29,563

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:22am on April 12, 2021

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 29,29,563 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources...

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    Iran’s timely vaccine against US pressure?

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 12, 2021

    WHILE most countries these days are seeking supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to get rid of quarantine restrictions and reopen their economies, Iranian politicians seem to...