Tan Dawn Wei, The Straits Times

Tan Dawn Wei, The Straits Times

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24 May 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective
How will the worsening political and regulatory issues in China affect its attractiveness to foreign investors? Will the major Asia economic deal US has announced be effective in raising its economic profile to counter China? Will the UN's human rights chief Michelle Bachelet's visit to China uncover some of its human rights violations?

Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times helps us tackle these questions.

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17 May 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (17 MAY)
How is China's zero-Covid policy is taking a toll on its economy? Will Shanghai's Covid-19 restrictions be lifted any time soon? Are China's recent PLA exercises an indication that it is one step closer to making its move on Taiwan?

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10 May 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (10 MAY)
Despite public disapproval, China's believes their zero Covid policy will help save lives and help China continue to be productive. But with businesses in Shanghai and Beijing not operating as usual, economists are keeping a close eye on its economy. Also, with former security chief John Lee becoming Hong Kong's new chief executive, his leadership will have an impact international affairs and public freedom.

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26 April 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (26 APR)
There are many unanswered questions surrounding China. How serious will the impacts of the potential lockdown of Beijing be? How will their security cooperation pact with The Solomon Islands affect international relations? Lastly, how will China fare in its attempts to help Sri Lanka through their economic crisis? To give us an analysis of those headlines we have on the line Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times.

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19 April 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (19 APR)
From the latest data released by China's National Bureau of Statistics where the country’s economy beat expectations, to the growing defiance in Shanghai due to the lockdown and China's space ambitions, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of all those headlines.

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12 April 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (12 April)
From the latest on Shanghai’s lockdown, to the fourth Chinese billionaire founder-CEO stepping out from his top role and the ripple effect of the country’s zero Covid-19 efforts on its economy, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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5 April 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (05 April)
From Beijing's reaction to the US's latest ‘warning shot’ on Chinese businesses, to China's efforts to mend fences with its neighbours and the fate of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ‘common prosperity’ program, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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29 March 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (29 March)
From China rejecting speculation that it might try to circumvent international sanctions against Russia, to Shanghai going back into lockdown, and the latest updates regarding the China Eastern Boeing 737-800 crash last week, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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22 March 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (22 March)
From China’s ongoing ‘dilemma’ with regards to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, to a spike in Covid-19 cases and the latest on the Evergrande saga, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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15 March 2022
China Perspective: China's strategy on the Russia-Ukraine conflict
From Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announcement to step down from his post next March, to eyes continuing to watch what China would do when it comes to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the country’s latest battle with Covid-19, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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8 March 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (8 March)
Turning our attention to China, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times joins us to discuss how China will play a constructive role in promoting peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's blunt response to US related questions at the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, and China's rationale behind the urgency and need to call out on ASEAN to resist external influence.

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1 March 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (1 March)
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives us an analysis of China's stand on the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the possibility of China diffuse the situation given their ‘best friends’ status, and what to expect from China’s annual parliamentary meetings of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

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22 February 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (22 Feb)
From deciphering China’s stand when it comes to the Russia-Ukraine tension, to their latest spat with Australia and lastly, the possibility of China hosting the World Cup, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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15 February 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (15 Feb)
Eyes are all on China with anticipation as the Russia-Ukraine intensifies, whose side will China take? How will Washington’s new Indo-Pacific strategy affect China and the future of the metaverse there? Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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8 February 2022
Asian Insider, China Perspective (8 Feb)
From reaffirming their ties with Singapore, to putting up a strong front with their new best friend Russia and the possibility of China taking a step towards a US-style pre-emptive strike policy, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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25 January 2022
Asian Insider, China Perspective (25 Jan)
From China’s budding relationship with Russia, US President Joe Biden’s uncertainty on whether China tariffs will be lifted soon and lastly, the US government suspending China-bound flights from the US, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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18 January 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (18 Jan)
It has been a busy week for the country with their National Bureau of Statistics releasing their latest GDP numbers, to Beijing’s first locally transmitted Omicron infection case and lastly Chinese President Xi Jinping calling for improved regulation and governance of China's digital economy. Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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4 January 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (04 Jan)
From China’s latest political win against Taiwan to their decision to scrap subsidies for electric cars and the Covid-19 outbreak situation in Xi’an, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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28 December 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective (28 DEC)
Whether it was government shake-ups, social shifts or a looming dilemma, the significant issues that stood out in China in 2021 are almost guaranteed to remain in the spotlight for 2022. In this special edition of China Perspective, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives us her take on the biggest headlines that came out from China this year.

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13 December 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective (21 DEC)
From China’s central bank cutting their benchmark lending rate to China looking at further improving their anti-monopoly legislation and industry regulation plus their situation with Covid-19 variant Omicron, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

Follow The Straits Times' Asian Insider Podcast channel - co-produced with Money FM 89.3 - like us and rate us:
Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7
Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8
Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h
Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX
Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts
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13 December 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective (14 DEC)
From the US trying to forge a united front against China in our region, to investors’ new habits when investing in China and the latest on Sensetime IPO plans after being placed on US investment blacklist, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

Follow The Straits Times' Asian Insider Podcast channel - co-produced with Money FM 89.3 - like us and rate us:
Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7
Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8
Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h
Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX
Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts
Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg
Asian Insider newsletter.
Asian Insider videos: https://str.sg/JoVb
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7 December 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective (7 December 2021)
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of China Evergrande Group's inability to meet debt repayments, China Securities Regulatory Commission downplaying overseas delisting fear, and Taiwan's emerging military crisis with China.

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30 November 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective (30 NOV)
From the US adding more Chinese companies to its restricted trade list, to China fining a large corporate donor to Taiwanese political election campaigns and their zero-Covid policy, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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23 November 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective (23 NOV)
From the highlights of the ASEAN - China Special Summit to China’s market regulator finding a few of their own tech giants, and the country downgrading its diplomatic ties with Lithuania, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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16 November 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective, Tan Dawn Wei (16 NOV)
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of what to expect from Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden’s virtual summit, the future of China and Japan’s diplomatic ties and a toned down Singles Day affair in China.

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9 November 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective, Tan Dawn Wei (09 NOV)
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of the commencement of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee's sixth plenary session in Beijing, China’s new succession system, and their struggles with controlling the Covid-19 virus.

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26 October 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective, Tan Dawn Wei
From Evergrande’s latest news, to China expanding pilot schemes to tax residential and commercial property in cities and the country being on high alert due to Covid-19, Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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19 October 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective, Tan Dawn Wei
Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of China’s third-quarter GDP numbers, why the Chinese government is finally coming forward to calm markets, China's testing of its hypersonic missile, and more.

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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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