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Lenovo 5G vote shows depth of sector's integration

Some countries should feel guilty as they block 5G technology provided by Chinese enterprises, such as Lenovo, which last year was caught in a controversy over reportedly backing US chipmaker ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 20:57:38

CPEC can play key role in generating jobs in Pakistan

Approximately 1.2 million jobs could be created indirectly in Pakistan because of agreed projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), media reports have said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/9 20:17:37

Are Apple's sales a barometer of China's economy?

Not long after a widely circulated post claimed that a rise in the sales of men's underwear in Northeast China's Liaoning Province indicated an economic recovery, some people began to ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/8 20:13:39

Rice yields seeds of better China-Philippines ties

While Western media outlets keep a close eye on the dispute between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, the two main protagonists in the story are busy ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/7 20:51:55

India needs more than good policies to drive reform

India's general election later this year puts a big test for the present administration's reform push.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/6 20:48:43

China's tech spending can't flag even if economy slows

As the economy shows more serious signs of slowing, can China find new engines of growth by narrowing its aerospace-technology gap with the US?
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 21:27:02

Industrial ties with Vietnam call for coordination

The trade conflict between China and the US is boosting the economic prospects of Vietnam, as some Chinese enterprises consider plans to get around US tariffs by moving manufacturing to ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/2 20:09:22

Indian media shouldn't distort CPEC facts, goals

It has been widely reported that Pakistan owes $40 billion to China to repay debt and dividends on the latter's investments made under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), raising concerns ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/1 20:00:45

Let's be brief: Underwear sales aren't a rational way to measure China's economic performance

As 2018 draws to close, anyone who's concerned about global growth next year is paying close attention to the Chinese economy. In some cases, that means focusing on men's underwear. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 21:48:39

China's further opening-up can serve as springboard for Indian start-ups to go global

As China prepares for a protracted trade row, some officials and analysts are emphasizing a new round of reform and opening-up to create a new economic growth engine. These new ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 20:43:40

Action's more important than words in China's push for next round of reform

The Chinese government has recently submitted a draft law on foreign investment to the nation's top legislature, but a key issue is whether a lack of enforcement at the local ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/25 20:37:53

Despite their differences, New Delhi can offer useful lessons for Beijing's continuing growth

As India's economy gains momentum, China's growth slows down. Who will win the title of “world's fastest-growing major economy” this year? Some Western observers aim to usher in the New ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 19:53:39

National action needed as Ofo, once a sharing-economy star, battles for survival

As Chinese bicycle-sharing services provider Ofo teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, we think it is necessary to help the company survive.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 19:50:29

Dark hour for stocks in Chinese mainland may herald dawn of opportunity for US investors

The darkest hour for the Chinese stock market may be the best time for investors to ditch US equities and increase their holdings of Chinese stocks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 19:53:53

China will fulfill opening-up promises in trade war with US, will Washington do likewise?

At this year's Central Economic Work Conference, top policymakers will set the tone for the next year's macroeconomic policy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 22:18:40

India's 5G invitation to Huawei may signal sincere turn in bilateral economic ties

Amid concerns in the West about the operations of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the company has been allowed by India to participate in its 5G trials, the Times of India ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/18 21:39:27

Opening-up is irreversible path to China's economic future and technological rise

As China celebrates the 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up, doubts have arisen about how far down the same path the nation is willing to go in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/17 20:58:06

Chinese companies must prepare for worst-case scenario in ongoing trade dispute with US

Some people believe downward pressure on the US economy will give the White House less leeway to carry out a trade war, easing tensions with China, but this is not ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 21:23:00