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Singapore should focus more on Asia-Pacific region amid rising protectionism

Singapore’s economy is expected to further slowdown in the coming months as it battles headwinds, such as the likelihood that US President-elect Donald Trump will exit the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/22 0:28:39

China should speed up tax reform to remain competitive against other markets

China should speed up its own tax reform to reduce operating costs for manufacturers before the country is under pressure from a new round of international competition over tax cuts.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 0:43:39

Politics of Pakistan election won’t significantly affect Chinese efforts in the country

Although the complex political situation in Pakistan has hindered China’s efforts to shore up investment cooperation and push forward the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Beijing’s efforts in the country will ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/20 0:48:39

China-Thai railway project can serve as an example for expanded Asia network

The construction of this initial section is aimed at encouraging China-Thailand cooperation which can play an exemplary role in expediting the build-up of railway networks in Asia. China should make ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 0:33:39

China should consider TPP in order to have greater influence on regional affairs

If China can replace the US in the TPP, Beijing will probably have greater influence than Washington does over regional Asia-Pacific economic affairs. However, China does not want to see ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 23:58:41

Chinese government should stabilize currency to restore confidence in economy

China should consider stepping up capital controls and curbing excessive speculation on the yuan in the foreign exchange market as people rush to buy dollars. The government has the obligation ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 0:38:39

Donald Trump’s challenges to China will impact economic ties and US businesses

Trump’s challenges to China will cause complaints from those countries if their companies suffer losses. Global industrial chains cannot be changed overnight and the president-elect will be seen as a ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/14 0:03:39

EU, China should push more global economic expansion amid protectionism

The global economy will suffer a severe blow if major economies are forced to fight protectionism from the US. If there is a trade war it would likely result in ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 0:13:40

China’s efforts in Nepal can act as a bridge to India if suspicions are set aside

In fact, when it comes to cooperation with other countries, both China and India should refrain from excessive sensitivity.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 0:38:39

Donald Trump’s policies may push Southeast Asian countries closer to China

Will US President-elect Donald Trump’s gripes about globalization turn out to be an opportunity for China to strengthen cooperation with Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam? Let’s wait and see.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 23:58:39

Trump won’t bring manufacturing jobs back to US with investments like SoftBank

US President-elect Donald Trump has said that the promise from Japan’s SoftBank to invest $50 billion in the US that will create 50,000 jobs was “a direct result of his ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 0:13:40

Donald Trump presidency could help speed up China-Mexico cooperative ties

As US President-elect Donald Trump blames Mexico for luring away US jobs and tries to persuade manufacturers from investing in the country, China is seeking to strengthen economic ties with ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/6 23:43:39

Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock connect’s long-term benefits will outshine muted debut

The muted impact of Monday’s Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock connect debut on the markets is no surprise amid uncertainties in overseas markets and expectations of further yuan depreciation.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 23:38:39

China’s theme park developers need to shift focus to original content and IP

China’s theme park industry will risk heading toward a bubble if the investment frenzy in theme parks produces nothing more than copycat knockoffs which lack original quality content, international branding ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/4 23:33:39

China needs to boost innovation to move from ‘world’s factory’ to manufacturing power

China’s reputation as the world’s factory means it may come as a surprise that the country spends almost twice as much on integrated circuits (IC) from overseas than it does ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/2 0:28:39

Beijing and New Delhi should lead global efforts in fights against climate change

China and India should encourage scientific institutions, environmental groups and firms to cooperate on research to develop environmentally friendly techniques that are tailored for both countries.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/1 15:38:39

China would benefit from Trump’s effort to bring manufacturing jobs back to US

US President-elect Donald Trump’s recent statement that he would incentivize Apple Inc to bring back manufacturing jobs to the US from China sounds like an eye-raising slogan that lacks practical ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/30 0:03:39

Arrest of Chinese in online gambling case won’t strain Sino-Philippine relations

A dramatic turning point was seen on Monday when Philippine media reported that the country’s immigration officials confirmed that over 900 Chinese people that had been rounded up by the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/29 0:28:39