CHINA

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.

ByteDance hunts for Singapore tech talent in global hiring spree

EVEN amid the headwinds of Covid-19, Chinese tech giant ByteDance, which owns the popular video app TikTok, is on a recruitment blitz. The startup, which is reportedly worth US$75 billion, is...

China's luxury shoppers emerging from quarantine

CHINESE shoppers are slowly returning to the glitzy malls and boutiques where they have been driving growth of the global luxury industry, as the novel coronavirus quarantine measures relax.

China's SMEs struggling to stay afloat despite Beijing's efforts to restart economy

A BUSINESSWOMAN who owns 11 restaurants in Beijing is getting ready to file for bankruptcy, no thanks to the Covid-19 virus that has crippled nearly every sector in China, including the food and...

Could the novel coronavirus trigger a recession?

THE rapid spread of the novel coronavirus is a tough blow for a world economy that seemed on the cusp of a modest revival. The extent of the damage, of course, depends on how soon and how...

Numerous Singapore listcos report disrupted operations in China

and A SLEW of Singapore-listed companies on Monday reported disruptions to their China operations from the mystery virus epidemic that has killed close to a thousand people there.

Coronavirus: It's back to work for China, but life's not back to normal

As the extended Chinese New Year break came to an end, cautious Chinese workers went back to their offices and factories yesterday amid heightened checks at buildings and screenings at subway...

Hundreds of Chinese firms seek billions in loans amid coronavirus outbreak: Sources

BEIJING (REUTERS) - More than 300 Chinese firms, including Meituan Dianping, China's largest food delivery company, and smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp, are seeking bank loans totalling at least 57.4...

Shipping is getting smashed by coronavirus in more ways than one

[LONDON' The shipping industry tends to do badly when Chinese demand disappoints, but the outbreak of the coronavirus has done more than just damage the amount of cargo that needs to be...

Singaporeans who live and work in China remain confident

When Ms M. Seow landed at Beijing's new Daxing airport on Jan 29, she was struck by the silence.