Tan Dawn Wei, The Straits Times

Tan Dawn Wei, The Straits Times

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10 August 2021
China Perspective: China punishes more than 30 officials for Covid-19 outbreak, prosecutors in Beijing suing Chinese tech giant Tencent
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times, provides an analysis on China punishing 30 officials for failing to curb the new Covid-19 outbreak, China going to war in the next six years to assert territorial control over some regions, and Beijing suing Tencent after failing to adhere to the law on protecting minors on its WeChat application.

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3 August 2021
China Perspective: China hit by another outbreak of Covid-19, Chinese envoy warns Japan
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times, gives an analysis of China's recent and largest Covid-19 outbreak in several months, China's securities regulator calling for talks with its American counterparts after the IPO halt, and a warning to Japan by Chinese envoy Kong Xuanyou.

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27 July 2021
China Perspective: The impact of China’s edtech assault on investors, update on US-China dialogue
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of the effect of China's new set of sweeping regulations on after-school tutoring companies and investors, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi statement before US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's arrival in China, the latest update of typhoon In-Fa.

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13 July 2021
China Perspective: Beijing making the moves to tighten the screws on the country’s tech giants
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of China's new rules targeting companies that hold data of more than 1 million users, the provision of Sinopharm and Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccines to the international Covax programme, and a dispute between China and a US warship from the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.

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6 July 2021
China Perspective: Beijing’s plans to return the CCP to its revolutionary roots, will it backfire?
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of Chinese President Xi Jinping's plans to bring CCP back to its revolutionary roots, the removal of Didi Chuxing on app stores by China’s cyberspace regulator, and questions over the efficiency of Chinese made vaccines jeopardising the soft-power win for Beijing.

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15 June 2021
China Perspective: 15 June 2021
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of the call for a fresh investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic and criticism of China’s human rights record during the G7 Summit, China's new anti-sanction laws, and China's next step in their space exploration front.

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8 June 2021
China Perspective: 08 June 2021
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of Chinese e-commerce site Xiaohongshu, or "Little Red Book's" post relating to the anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Tiananmen Square, Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan's meetings with his Asean and Chinese counterparts in China, and the possibility of China's aviation industry being backwards following their ambitious plans to develop its state-led development model.

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25 May 2021
China Perspective: 25 May 2021
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times, gives us a breakdown on how China and Russia are working towards building a stronger relationship, retaliatory sanctions with Europe, and providing medical aid to Taiwan with BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines.

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18 May 2021
China Perspective: 18 May 2021
The Straits Times, China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei, gives a breakdown on the recent events happening in China from consumer spending behaviours for the month of April, solutions in tackling the steady increase of Covid-19 cases, and success in landing their first spacecraft rover on Mars.

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27 April 2021
China Perspective: 27 April 2021
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of China's booming economy in April, with strong exports and rising business confidence supporting the recovery, the roll out of guidelines by the Chinese authorities to regulate the country’s livestreaming marketing industry, and China's offer to help India with their fight against Covid-19.

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20 April 2021
China Perspective: 20 April 2021
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of US climate envoy John Kerry's visit to Shanghai to seek China’s cooperation ahead of the US President Joe Biden’s climate summit, the EU's plan to reinforce its strategic focus and presence in the Indo-Pacific, and Ant Group's options for its founder Jack Ma to divest his stake in the tech giant and even give up his control.

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13 April 2021
China Perspective: 13 April 2021
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of Alibaba's unconventional response of addressing the fine imposed by China, China's plans to mix different Covid-19 vaccines, and the unresolved issue between H&M and the Chinese nation.

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6 April 2021
China Perspective: 6 April 2021
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of China's plan to ramp up its vaccination efforts, China's expansion of its economic ties to fuel the rise of the petroyuan, and a new partnership between China and Russia.

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30 March 2021
China Perspective: 30 March 2021
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of the Xinjiang cotton boycott, the US's doubts about lifting tariffs on Chinese imports despite Beijing's efforts, and China and Iran's 25-year cooperation agreement to strengthen their long-standing economic and political alliance.

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9 March 2021
China Perspective: 09 March 2021
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of the recent China’s National People’s Congress annual parliament session, the maritime stability in the South China Sea, and the effects of the changes made to Hong Kong’s electoral system by the Chinese officials.

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2 March 2021
China Perspective
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of China's annual meeting of parliament from March 5, a dip in China’s factory activity in the month of February, and what China has achieved with the eradication of poverty in 832 counties.

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16 February 2021
China Perspective: 16 February 2021
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives an analysis of BBC's 'violation' of guidelines for reporting in China, China's unhappiness with a statement by the White House that Beijing withheld some information about the Covid-19 outbreak from World Health Organization investigators, and what China can expect from US President Joe Biden's first event with other leaders from the Group of Seven nations in a virtual meeting.

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2 February 2021
China Perspective: 02 February 2021
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives her analysis of the Chinese government’s plan to “enhance and improve” implementation of the country’s antitrust laws, China’s drop in manufacturing PMI in January despite economic expansion in Q42020, and the significance of The World Health Organisation's visit to the seafood market in Wuhan where Covid-19 was first detected.

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26 January 2021
China Perspective: 26 January 2021
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives an analysis of China's manufacturing hubs reaction to the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, how China managed to be the largest recipient of foreign direct investment in 2020, and some of the key points in President Xi Jinping speech at the recent World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda.

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19 January 2021
China Perspective: 19 January 2020
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei breaks down the latest of how China's economic recovery has amplified a trend of declining growth in productivity, Biden's US$1.9 trillion ‘American Rescue Plan’, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 30 anti-China posts on the Communist Party of China.

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12 January 2021
China Perspective: 12 January 2021
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei breaks down the latest of China's new rules to counter 'unjustified' laws and measures that other countries might apply to its companies and citizens, a possible new threat for China tech, China's 'counter-attack' at the US for lifting restrictions on how its diplomats and officials can interact with Taiwan.

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15 December 2020
China Perspective: 15 December 2020
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei breaks down the latest of the announcement of Joe Biden's nominee for US Trade Representative, Chinese-American trade lawyer Katherine Tai, the effectiveness of China's Sinopharm vaccine, and China’s new sovereign digital currency on the global monetary system.

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8 December 2020
China Perspective: 8 December 2020
Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives an analysis of the new wave of counter-China measures by the Trump administration, the future of China's digital currency, and the effectiveness of Sinovac's  Covid-19 vaccine.

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1 December 2020
China Perspective: 1 December 2020
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei breaks down the latest of China's promise to Brazil, providing them with 6 million doses of CoronaVac, made by the biotech firm Sinovac, China’s spacecraft, the Chang’e 5 that is scheduled to soon make a significant landing on the moon, and more.

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17 November 2020
China Perspective: 17 November 2020
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives an analysis of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, the halting of Ant Group's record-breaking initial public offering by Chinese President Xi Jinping after its founder, Jack Ma, snubbed government leaders, and more.

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10 November 2020
China Perspective: 10 November 2020
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives an analysis of China's reaction to Joe Biden's win in the US Presidential Elections, the possibility of China being a particular target given Trump’s efforts to blame Beijing for the pandemic and sagging economy that sank his re-election prospects, and more.

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4 November 2020
US Elections: Who is China rooting for?
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei shares the current reactions of the Chinese on the US presidential election, who are they are possibly rooting for, and how would a win from either candidates might affect the current relationship between US and China.

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3 November 2020
China Perspective: 03 November 2020
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei breaks down the latest in China's confident front after the conclusion of The Fifth Plenum last week, Shanghai's track to steal the global IPO crown this year, and more.

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27 October 2020
China Perspective: 27 October 2020
On this week's episode of China's Perspective, The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives an analysis of the gathering of China’s top leaders for one of the most important political meetings on the Chinese Communist Party’s calendar - the Fifth Plenum and China's reconsideration in its strategy for the internationalization of the yuan.

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20 October 2020
China Perspective: 20 October 2020
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives an analysis of Beijing's recent warning to Washington that it may detain Americans in China in retaliation for the US prosecuting Chinese scientists, China's positive economic growth, and a new law restricting sensitive exports to protect national security.

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13 October 2020
China Perspective: 13 October 2020
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives an analysis of China's rationale to make Meng-chu go on television to admit his wrongdoings, China supporting Jakarta’s efforts to become the center for vaccine production in Southeast Asia and more.

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6 October 2020
China Perspective: 06 October 2020
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives an analysis of China’s reaction to news of US President Donald Trump testing positive for Covid-19, the possibility of a tough political environment between China and the US accelerating a so-called “tech decoupling, and China’s leaders' finishing touches on the country’s 14th Five-Year Plan, which will cover the 2021 to 2025 period.

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22 September 2020
China Perspective: 22 September 2020
The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei breaks down the latest on a US judge blocking the US government's attempt to ban Chinese messaging and payments app WeChat, China's mission to deter Taipei’s plans to deepen its ties to the US, and more.

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8 September 2020
China Perspective: 08 September 2020
In this week's China Perspective, The Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives an analysis of China's latest boom in its exports for the third successive month in August, a series of unusual back-to-back drills against a backdrop of rising regional tensions, and Chinese authorities' new visa restrictions on foreign journalists working for US news organizations in China.

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1 September 2020
China Perspective: 01 September 2020
In this week's China Perspective, Straits Times China Bureau Chief, Tan Dawn Wei gives an analysis on China's unhappiness with Czech senate speaker Milos Vystrcil's official visit to Taiwan, and the resurgence of tensions between India and China, after the Indian Army says it stopped an advance by Chinese troops along the banks of a lake that straddles both countries.

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2 July 2019
China Perspective: 2 July 2019
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times shares more about the US-China trade war, China's take on the Hong Kong protests and Beijing's new airport.

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