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China-Australia relations: is Canberra taking a ‘less combative’ stance with Beijing despite tensions?
China and Australia have had no ministerial-level contact for the past year after a fallout that started over calls for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus and spiralled into a broad trade conflictBut comments from Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggest Canberra could be looking to tread a ‘middle path’ with China that diverges somewhat from the interests of its allies, in particular, the United States
LATE last month, the Biden administration unveiled a US$2 trillion (RM8.28 trillion) infrastructure programme that aims to modernise American infrastructure. The American Jobs Plan has four major spending components over eight to 10 years.
Countries across Asia are trying everything from fertility tours to baby bonuses to spur population growth in an aging world. Not so in Indonesia, where officials are trying to convince people to have fewer children.
A survey found that the Japanese have a negative image of women who are considered "intellectuals" and readily view mathematics as a "masculine" discipline. This cliche exists in Britain too.
SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR (IPS): Covid-19 has set back the uneven progress of recent decades, directly causing more than two million deaths. The slowdown, due to the pandemic and policy responses, has pushed hundreds of millions more into poverty, hunger and worse, also deepening many inequalities.
A turning point for Rafael Yuste, a neuroscientist at New York’s Columbia University, came when his lab discovered it could activate a few neurons in a mouse's visual cortex and make it hallucinate.
WASHINGTON: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (pic) spoke on Monday with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire about the importance of working together toward a solution in the ongoing OECD discussions on international taxation, the Treasury said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen spoke on Monday with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire about the importance of working together toward a solution in the ongoing OECD discussions on international taxation, the Treasury said in a statement.
State media accused H&M and other brands of improperly profiting from China while criticising it.
“APRIL is the cruellest month”, so said the poet T.S. Eliot in his 1920s poem, the Wasteland. The April Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank will be held virtually this year, locked down by the pandemic that is raging into its third wave worldwide.