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Technology curbs on Chinese partners may hurt US firms' competitiveness

US lawmakers are reportedly working on legislation to tighten oversight of technology transfers, a seemingly overprotective move that could undermine the global competitiveness of US companies by excluding Chinese partners ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/31 22:08:39

Regulatory clarity key to ensuring foreign firms' understanding of China's reforms

While the US business community appears more confident about China's further opening-up to foreign investment, it is equally important that the country improves policy enforcement so that foreign companies can ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 20:53:40

Next-generation telecoms network becomes global battleground for China, US

Reports that the US government may build a national fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network to counter the threat from China indicate that the next-generation wireless technology has become a key area ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/29 21:53:39

Endorsement of B&R looms over China visit by UK's May

Ahead of British Prime Minister Theresa May's trip to China this week, disagreements between the two countries over the Belt and Road initiative (B&R) have reportedly cast a shadow over ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/28 19:28:39

Southeast Asia should change outdated attitudes toward investment from China

Some politicians in Southeast Asian nations never tire of playing political games by smearing Chinese investment, a typical manifestation of nationalism that actually represents an irresponsible attitude toward their own ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/25 22:53:40

TPP 11 offers way for smaller Pacific economies to influence global trade rules

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has reportedly been revived, with 11 countries expected to sign an agreement for the new version of the trade pact in Chile on March 8.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 23:38:39

Boosting China's imports from European countries key to emerging logistics network

With improving connectivity between China and Europe under the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, tapping the full potential of European exports to China will be crucial for the new logistics ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 22:48:41

India can't become global economic giant until domestic multinationals flourish

Observers who are interested in comparing the growth prospects of China and India often cite the large pool of MBA talent as one of India's major strengths, but the jobs ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 23:38:40

Chronic disease of overproduction may threaten China's hard-won economic growth

Amid encouraging news about China's economy, which achieved a forecast-beating expansion of 6.9 percent for 2017, there are signs that the economy is still suffering from a chronic disease: overproduction. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 23:28:39

China needs to play hardball as threat of trade war with US looms ever larger

China needs to assume a more active posture as the US government has shifted into a near-attack mode that could ignite a trade war between the world's two largest economies. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 22:31:22

Confiscating foreign-owned assets can be enemy of Chinese investment in India

The amendment of India's 49-year-old Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Act has renewed concerns over the security of Chinese-owned assets and posed an obstacle for the Indian government, which hopes ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 21:58:39

Germany's inclusion of yuan in reserves signals wider global role for currency

Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany's central bank, has decided to include the yuan in its reserves, a move that will not only further boost the internationalization of the currency but also indicate ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/16 20:23:39

China's technology rise can be beneficial to others

China is in talks to sell Germany state-of-the-art technology critical in the production of high-performance jet engines, the South China Morning Post reported, quoting an unidentified senior government scientist. The ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 23:03:40

Closer ties with Washington won't bring US manufacturing investment to India

As US President Donald Trump and some US political elites talk up a vision of Indo-Pacific cooperation, Washington may want to make a gesture to convince New Delhi that the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/14 21:28:40

China becomes economic dynamo propelling growth of Mekong River neighbors

China's pursuit of higher-quality growth has further cemented the nation's position as the dynamo of the global economy and there is sufficient reason to believe its neighboring economies, notably the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 21:36:47

Collapse of Huawei-AT&T smartphone deal set to escalate Sino-US trade tensions

The collapse of Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies Co's planned deal with US carrier AT&T Inc is more of a political issue than a business one, and it will escalate ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 23:13:40

India can't copy China's technology success without understanding its origins

There is much to admire about China's rise as a technology and innovation power to become a rival of the US on many fronts. The admiration could well prompt other ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 0:23:39

Crucial test ahead in squeezing out housing speculators in China

As 2018 will be crucial to China's efforts to tame the country's bubbly real estate market, authorities should be wary of any possible resurgence in speculative buying as curbs are ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 22:48:39