BUSINESS >>Eye on The Economy

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

Broader reforms needed to turn China into an influence in commodity pricing

China formally launched its national-level energy trading center in Shanghai over the weekend, in an effort to gain a greater say in global commodity pricing. However, without sustained reform to ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/28 0:08:39

China will maintain efforts against climate change regardless of Trump’s policies

US President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, and when it comes to combating climate change, many are left wondering if ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/25 0:13:39

China’s industries should learn from Huawei in order to build global standards

China has earned a greater say in the development of global telecom standards, but how far will the rest of the country go?
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/23 23:58:40

China should involve public more to handle concerns over nuclear power plants

Japan’s Fukushima prefecture was struck by a powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake Tuesday morning, renewing concerns over nuclear safety in an area that was devastated by a nuclear accident following a 9.0 ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/22 23:43:39

Chinese investment and technology could help India upgrade its rail network

Sunday’s horrific train accident in India, which killed at least 142 people, has renewed concerns about the poor maintenance of the country’s rail network. India is in urgent need of ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/22 0:13:39

Capital controls should be tightened to curb outflows amid depreciation fears

China should consider stepping up capital controls given that investors are showing enthusiasm for dollar-denominated assets amid growing concerns about further yuan depreciation.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/21 0:33:39

India’s reluctance toward regional integration may leave it left out in China’s rise

India’s strategic suspicions toward China’s rising presence in South Asia may hobble its ambition to be a great power, even though some observers think otherwise. Panos Mourdoukoutas, a US-based analyst, criticized ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/17 23:58:40

Trump should join the China-led AIIB to tap potential in emerging Asian markets

Beijing is likely to adopt an open attitude toward the potential of the US’ joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Although it is forecasted that China and the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/17 0:08:40

China should not focus on TPP failure but drive forward its own import market

It is not necessarily good for China if the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement fails.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/16 0:03:39

Successes of the CPEC serve as a model for potential of China’s Belt and Road initiative

The beginning of cargo trade operations from Pakistan’s Gwadar seaport is a step toward closer ties between China and Pakistan, under which China aims to let the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/14 23:53:39

As Alibaba’s international profile grows, so will hurdles to global expansion

Alibaba’s record-breaking sales of 121 billion yuan ($18 billion) on the annual Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza offered insight into China’s transitioning economy and added further evidence that China’s booming e-commerce ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/14 0:08:39

China would likely take countermeasures against Trump’s hard-line trade policy

China should stand ready to fight back if Donald Trump rolls out measures against China after he is sworn in as US president.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/11 0:08:39

Trump’s victory brings uncertainty to economic policy and Sino-US relations

The biggest risk for China in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory will be the rise of policy uncertainty in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/10 0:33:39