Poornima Weerasekara
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Rescuers scour for survivors after dozens killed in China quake
by Poornima Weerasekara - September 6, 2022 - 11:43am
Rescuers scoured through rubble for hundreds of missing people in parts of southwestern China on Tuesday after an earthquake killed more than 60, as local weather services warned rain was set to inundate the ar...
China's jobless youth left in the lurch
by Poornima Weerasekara - August 28, 2022 - 11:20am
China's slowing economy has left millions of young people fiercely competing for an ever-slimming raft of jobs and facing an increasingly uncertain future.
China's largest-ever Taiwan military drills draw to a close
by Poornima Weerasekara - August 8, 2022 - 8:01am
China's largest-ever military exercises surrounding Taiwan were drawing to a close on Sunday following a controversial visit last week to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
China set to wrap up largest-ever Taiwan military drills
by Poornima Weerasekara - August 7, 2022 - 1:23pm
China is set Sunday to wrap up its largest-ever military exercises surrounding Taiwan after a controversial visit to the self-ruled island by US leader Nancy Pelosi.
Human cost of China's green energy rush ahead of Winter Olympics
by Poornima Weerasekara - December 22, 2021 - 5:08pm
China is the world's biggest producer of wind turbines and solar panels, and the Winter Olympics is seen as an opportunity to showcase the country's green technologies as they seek global markets.
China's 'vaccine diplomacy': A global charm offensive
by Poornima Weerasekara - December 10, 2020 - 3:01pm
As wealthy countries scramble to buy up the limited supply of big-name coronavirus vaccines, China is stepping in to offer its homegrown jabs to poorer countries.
Cry hard with a vengeance: Chinese woman sends ton of onions to ex
by Poornima Weerasekara - May 21, 2020 - 12:38pm
A jilted Chinese woman has sent an unusual revenge gift to an ex-lover who broke up with her days before Chinese Valentine's Day -- dumping a truckload of onions on his doorstep to bring...
China spotlights military drill amid Hong Kong protests
by Poornima Weerasekara - July 3, 2019 - 3:57pm
An army-linked newspaper in China has run photos of a week-old military drill in Hong Kong, a move analysts described as a warning to Beijing's critics as the city grapples with a wave of anti-government protes...
China warns its citizens of police harassment, crime in US
by Poornima Weerasekara - June 5, 2019 - 10:41am
China on Tuesday issued a pair of travel alerts to its citizens going to the United States, warning them of police harassment and crime as tensions soar between the global powers.
China's island cities: Treasure or trouble for Asia?
by Poornima Weerasekara - April 25, 2019 - 11:45am
A high-rise city the size of central London rising out of the ocean next to Sri Lanka's capital is laying down another marker for China's global infrastructure ambitions whose epic scope is sounding alarm bells in...
'Gangster' Peppa back in China's good graces in Year of the Pig
by Poornima Weerasekara - February 3, 2019 - 11:52am
Roasted as a subversive symbol and chopped from a video streaming website in China, it seemed Peppa Pig, the loveable but imperious British cartoon character, faced a bleak future in the Communist-led country.
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