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China’s presence in Djibouti deserves respect for its positive influence in Africa

China’s presence in Djibouti, a strategic location in Africa, has always been seen as a microcosm of China’s engagement with Africa and has drawn close scrutiny from the outside world. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/20 0:38:39

India should join China in promoting regional economic development in Nepal

China and Nepal have moved one major step forward in kickstarting a joint venture to build a long-delayed hydropower project in Nepal that has the potential to enhance regional energy ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/18 23:43:40

India should stop roadblocking and push forward RCEP pact for its economy

India should stop acting selfishly to roadblock the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as it takes part in negotiations of the regional trade deal. The free trade agreement could not ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/18 0:13:39

China’s regulation of mobile platforms isn’t closing the door on foreign apps

China’s new rule that requires app stores to register with the government will prompt store owners to tighten control over the quality of apps and raise their threshold for selecting ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/16 23:48:39

China’s increasing presence in Sri Lanka will benefit all countries in South Asia

Domestic news portal cankaoxiaoxi.com reported over the weekend that Japanese media was saying China’s increasing presence in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port is making Japan and India worried. It is understandable ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/16 0:18:39

Chinese deal with French firm Areva lends credibility to country’s nuclear sector

A potential investment by Chinese nuclear power firms in a spinoff of troubled French nuclear group Areva could help boost the financial capability of the French company and create more ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/12 23:53:39

China should answer call for greater market openness, reciprocity for foreign firms

The perception of unbalanced market access between China and the EU risks fueling protectionist backlash against Chinese overseas investment and creating new sources of friction. Chinese policymakers need to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/12 0:43:39

Trump's push for jobs should not be at the cost of killing jobs in developing countries

The US’ effort to create more jobs at home should not be done at the cost of killing jobs in developing countries such as China and Mexico. Taking back manufacturing ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/11 0:13:39

India should focus on manufacturing industry and Asian supply chain for growth

It would be naïve for India to assume that its economy will boom if it draws closer to the upcoming Trump administration amid a pending trade war between Beijing and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/9 23:58:39

China should deepen car industry ties with Mexico following Ford’s decision

The pullout of US carmaker Ford from a deal with Mexico will trigger a supply chain reshuffle and create a valuable opportunity for Chinese automakers to expand into Mexico. Instead ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/9 0:08:39

Despite difficulties, Alibaba’s efforts against fake goods are good for business

Alibaba’s latest move to sue two vendors for selling fakes on its e-commerce platforms deserves a big applause. The fact that the suit is the e-commerce giant’s first legal action ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/5 23:53:39

Possible US protectionist moves could help grow China’s semiconductor industry

A possible export control and curb on Chinese investment in the US semiconductor sector won’t be a disaster for China, instead it will likely boost China’s semiconductor industry and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/5 0:08:39

China should focus on manufacturing upgrade amid rising competition from India

As US President-elect Donald Trump pledges to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US, China’s competitors seem to be further expanding as an Apple manufacturing partner is working to build ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/4 0:03:40

China’s government needs to mind public confidence to ease pressure on yuan

China’s new rules on cash transactions drew heated discussions over the New Year holiday. While huge crowds gathered on New Year’s Eve to say goodbye to 2016, senior officials at ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/2 23:33:39

China should tackle CPEC disputes by inviting more countries to join and invest

The 6th Joint Cooperation Committee of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held on Thursday in Beijing to discuss various issues, which likely included the introduction of new projects into ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/30 0:23:39

Closer manufacturing ties with China could help boost slowing Vietnam economy

The likely impending failure of the TPP may create business opportunities to interconnect the two countries’ manufacturing sectors. Authorities at all levels and non-government business associations should play a bigger ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/29 0:28:39

China needs to prepare for trade friction with countermeasures, greater domestic demand

China is expected to face increasing trade friction in 2017 and the country should take steps to prepare before its exports suffer a severe blow.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/28 0:18:40

China’s anti-monopoly efforts aim to create an equitable business environment

China will maintain its opening-up and continue to welcome foreign investment, but companies doing business in China must abide by the local laws and regulations. Compared with US and EU ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/27 0:24:09