Tagged: Beijing

Low-key Beijing 2022 Olympic torch relay kicks off

The Winter Olympics torch relay kicked off in Beijing on Wednesday as China’s capital gears up to host the global sporting event against a backdrop of diplomatic boycotts and the coronavirus pandemic. More than...

Kazakhstan has lessons for the Gulf

Russia’s intervention in Kazakhstan contains a cautionary message for Gulf foreign ministers visiting Beijing this week. The intervention to stabilize the government of Kazakh President Kassym-Johart Tokayev, following mass protests, cemented Russia’s primacy when...

Beijing warns against disorderly construction of data centres

Local governments in China should prevent the “blind and disorderly development” of power-hungry data centres, Beijing said on Wednesday as it seeks to reduce carbon emissions from the country’s technology and communications sector. Reducing...