Biography of the Author Olivia Siong

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Olivia Siong

Journalist at CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. Talking Point host Steven Chia learnt that low-carbon transport is not all about the vehicle per se.

    Electric vehicles may be fast and low-maintenance, but are they a real climate solution?

    Talking Point’s Steven Chia spoke to industry players, hitched a ride in a Tesla Model S and pitted an electric car against a petrol car. Here is ...
  2. China's electric vehicle push could pose other issues down the road: Environmentalists | Video
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    China's electric vehicle push could pose other issues down the road: Environmentalists | Video

    By 2030, 40 per cent of vehicles sold in China will be electric. This is in line with China's target to hit a peak in carbon emissions in the same ...
  3. China races to hit target for COVID-19 vaccination | Video
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    China races to hit target for COVID-19 vaccination | Video

    China's vaccination roll-out has been slower than expected as infection rates have been low. To encourage more people to get vaccinated, officials ...
  4. China continues push for renewable energy, but coal consumption set to rise | Video
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    China continues push for renewable energy, but coal consumption set to rise | Video

    China is leading the global push for renewable energy, more than doubling its construction of new wind and solar plants in 2020. However, despite ...
  5. China ready for long-term rivalry with US amid call for cooperation: Analysts | Video
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    China ready for long-term rivalry with US amid call for cooperation: Analysts | Video

    China has concluded its biggest political meetings of the year, with a call for cooperation with the US. But analysts say Beijing is also sending ...
  6. Many Chinese forgoing trips home for Chinese New Year due to COVID-19 | Video
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    Many Chinese forgoing trips home for Chinese New Year due to COVID-19 | Video

    Chinese New Year festivities in China are being disrupted by COVID-19 for the second straight year. With measures put in place to prevent chances ...
  7. Wuhan shakes off image, one year on from world's first COVID-19 lockdown | Video
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    Wuhan shakes off image, one year on from world's first COVID-19 lockdown | Video

    Jan 23, 2020: The day Wuhan entered into the world’s first lockdown due to a mysterious pneumonia-like illness later known as COVID-19 that was ...
  8. Singapore Airlines takes dining in the sky concept to Beijing | Video
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    Singapore Airlines takes dining in the sky concept to Beijing | Video

    Singapore Airlines is bringing its on-board dining experience overseas, starting with Beijing. While it may not bring much revenue, it will help ...
  9. Wuhan woos visitors as tourism operators struggle to stay afloat | Video
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    Wuhan woos visitors as tourism operators struggle to stay afloat | Video

    Wuhan, once the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, has largely bounced back as the world continues grappling with the coronavirus. Chinese ...