Katrina Yu

Katrina Yu

Asia Pacific

US-China trade war: New wave of tariffs take effect

From September, the first tariffs on US cherries will be raised from 50 to 60 percent.

US-China trade war: New wave of tariffs take effect

Middle East

China may give up Iran oil to protect relationship with US

Iran is a key supporter of China's Belt and Road Initiative and Chinese companies have invested billions in Iranian oil fields, but that may not be enough to defy US sanctions.

China may give up Iran oil to protect relationship with US

China

After one-child policy, China pushes women to have more babies

According to Chinese state media, birth rates in China's northeast are the lowest in the world, around a third of Japan's.

After one-child policy, China pushes women to have more babies

North Korea

China's shadow looms large over second Trump-Kim summit

As North Korea's main ally, Beijing is keen on concrete results in upcoming Vietnam meeting, including denuclearisation.

China's shadow looms large over second Trump-Kim summit

Asia Pacific

China: Youth feel brunt of economic slowdown

A record number of new graduates will be looking for work this year, while those who have jobs say they are working longer hours for less pay.

China: Youth feel brunt of economic slowdown

Asia Pacific

China economy: A gloomy start to 2019

Chinese exports have fallen to the lowest point in two years, while imports are also down.

China economy: A gloomy start to 2019

China

Why Crazy Rich Asians was a box-office flop in China

Major international hit tanks in China, underscoring for some the divide between Chinese motherland and Asian diaspora.

Why Crazy Rich Asians was a box-office flop in China

China

Optimism in China after US trade thaw but hard work just starting

With chances of G20 breakthrough always slim, experts say brief truce and restart of negotiations was next best thing.

Optimism in China after US trade thaw but hard work just starting

China

China-US tensions rise ahead of Xi-Trump trade talk

Washington sends mixed messages before high-stakes encounter at G20 summit in Argentina this week.

China-US tensions rise ahead of Xi-Trump trade talk

Women's Rights

When will China implement laws to combat sexual harassment?

China lacks a law that defines sexual harassment but draft legislation is being planned to come into effect by 2020.

When will China implement laws to combat sexual harassment?

World Cup 2018

China and its influence at the World Cup in Russia

China's football team failed to qualify for the World Cup but its presence is being felt in Russia.

China and its influence at the World Cup in Russia

Environment

Red Alert, life inside the Beijing smog

Beijing residents carry on with life as government signals serious anti-pollution efforts in issuing Red Alert for smog.

Red Alert, life inside the Beijing smog