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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

LMC can be used as example for China to handle trans-boundary river disputes

With persistent concerns expressed by India about China’s exploitation of the Yarlung Zangbo River, upstream from the Brahmaputra River in India, officials and scholars should study the possibility of borrowing ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/26 0:23:39

India should join CPEC to ease tensions with Pakistan and boost growth

Such an opportunity could be transient. There is a possibility that the open attitude toward India joining the CPEC will quickly be overwhelmed by opposition voices from Pakistan if New ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/23 0:23:40

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