Biography of the Author Wei Du

Wei Du

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

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  1. Spaghetti topped with avocado slices being served at Kiss Avocado, a restaurant in Shanghai.

    Avocados hit sweet spot in China, while sucking Chile dry

    Chinese consumers have embraced the craze for the fruit only in recent years, but that is making life ever more difficult in one of its source ...
  2. Firefighters in the Brazilian Amazon basin state of Mato Grosso battle a forest blaze.

    China is hungry for food. The Amazon is left counting the cost

    The face of Brazilian rainforest is changing, and China is responsible for that in no small way, with its newfound love of beef and demand for ...
  3. China bamboo rats main

    Bamboo rats – eco-friendly answer to growing appetites for meat?

    Two vloggers may have found the perfect solution to China’s rising meat consumption – a critter some consider pests, the programme China’s Growing ...
  4. China’s growing middle class has developed a taste for exotic fruits like durian.

    How China’s love of durian is reshaping the Thai countryside

    The king of fruits in this region is a new favourite in China, largely sourced from Thailand. But whether that is a blessing or a curse for the ...
  5. Hong Kong activists face political lockout in November council elections | Video
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    Hong Kong activists face political lockout in November council elections | Video

    In the aftermath of the Umbrella Movement, young activists in Hong Kong took to the polls ... first in the district council elections in 2015, and ...
  6. Hong Kong on brink of recession despite stimulus | Video
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    03:17minutes

    Hong Kong on brink of recession despite stimulus | Video

    The Hong Kong government has announced an extraordinary package of economic relief measures, including tax cuts and additional benefits for ...
  7. Hong Kong faces shortage of doctors | Video
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    Hong Kong faces shortage of doctors | Video

    Hong Kong has been ranked as having the world's most efficient healthcare system - but this comes as a surprise to residents who face either long ...
  8. China-US trade spat calls into question the future of Chinese manufacturing | Video
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    03:48minutes

    China-US trade spat calls into question the future of Chinese manufacturing | Video

    Some worry China will be priced out of the manufacturing game, amid the prospect of more tariffs and higher wages. However, as CNA's Wei Du ...
  9. Hong Kong grapples with problems of food waste | Video
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    Hong Kong grapples with problems of food waste | Video

    In Hong Kong, the Chinese New Year is marked with a splendid fireworks display, a huge parade and a lot of family feasting. However, there is a ...
  10. HK’s low-income residents face dilemma under welfare scheme | Video
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    HK’s low-income residents face dilemma under welfare scheme | Video

    The government in Hong Kong has a problem shared by few others in the world - too much money and resources left idling. So when the administration ...