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Chip-maker SMIC aims to raise 46.29b yuan via Shanghai listing

CHINA'S Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) will raise 46.29 billion yuan (S$9.1 billion) in a Shanghai share sale, more than double its initial target, pricing its offering...

Mass testing of food workers, disinfection of markets

Just past noon at the Dayanglu Market south-east of Beijing, merchants were tossing vegetables back into giant container trucks and moving meat back into storage freezers ahead of a mid-afternoon...

Next 3 days seen to be crucial as Beijing races to curb new outbreak

BEIJING • China is scrambling to control a new coronavirus outbreak in Beijing that has neared 80 infections in just four days, posing the biggest test of the country's containment strategy since...

Beijing declares key market area 'high risk' amid infection spike

Beijing yesterday declared an area surrounding a wholesale market "high risk" after dozens of new coronavirus cases emerged, sparking fears of a second wave of infections in the capital.

Sinovac says its shot shows good potential

BEIJING • Sinovac Biotech yesterday said its coronavirus vaccine is safe and capable of eliciting an immune response from human trials, suggesting the shot's potential in defending against...

44 new Covid-19 cases linked to Beijing market

China's capital Beijing has declared an area surrounding a massive wholesale market "high risk" after 44 new coronavirus cases emerged, all linked to the market.

BHG Retail Reit cancels Beijing outlet mall deal on Covid-19 impact

THE manager of BHG Retail Real Estate Investment Trust (BHG Retail Reit) has terminated its proposed acquisition of a Beijijng outlet mall due to the "impact of Covid-19 on capital markets and the...

Firms welcome move to reopen travel with China

Businesses and associations welcomed the move to gradually reopen travel with China, although they remain cautious due to sa-fety concerns.

Singapore and China to launch 'fast lane' for essential travel in early June

SINGAPORE and China have agreed to implement a “fast lane” arrangement in early June to enable essential travel for business and official purposes between both countries, the city-state's Ministry of...

SMEs hardest hit by coronavirus outbreak in China

BEIJING - China's small, medium and micro businesses have been hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, the industry minister said on Wednesday (May 20), as entrepreneurs look to Thursday's (May...

China donates 600,000 masks to Singapore

CHINA donated 500,000 surgical masks and 100,000 KN95 masks to Singapore's national stockpile to help the city-state in its efforts to manage Covid-19.