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Sino-Nepalese trade plan will improve economic connectivity, benefit all South Asian nations

The Nepalese government recently announced that China will agree to allow the landlocked Himalayan nation to use some of its seaports. Considering around 98 percent of Nepal's third-country trade runs ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 22:43:39

Beijing must prepare counterattack for Washington's effort to restrain high-tech development

Washington's trade dispute with Beijing doesn't seem to have helped the US stave off its chronic illness of running a trade deficit – at least not yet. The US trade ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 21:33:42

Case of JD.com's Liu offers lesson in complying with foreign laws, protecting investors

Three US law firms have reportedly announced that they are investigating whether China's e-commerce giant JD.com Inc issued misleading statements or failed to disclose information pertinent to investors after its ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 22:28:42

Job-creating small firms in China need support to weather pressure of trade dispute with US

South China's Guangdong Province, one of the nation's leading industrial areas, is having a hard time combating downward pressure in its manufacturing sector. Amid escalating trade friction with the US, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 22:18:40

Malaysia must look within to find barriers to economic development, not blame China

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was quoted by media reports as saying recently that Malaysians might not be able to compete with the Chinese if the latter were allowed into ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 22:23:40

China's investment aims to upgrade emerging economies, not worsen debt problems

Some Western observers claim that China is leveraging debt to gain control of Africa's strategic infrastructure, and they have thus branded the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative a debt-trap strategy. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/2 22:23:40

Beijing, Europe shouldn't engage in 'big power' game in relations with African countries

British Prime Minister Theresa May's trip to Africa has generated vigorous debate, as she said the UK intends to be the continent's largest foreign investor within four years. Some countries ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/30 22:53:41

India can benefit from ongoing Sino-US trade dispute to increase exports to China

With China announcing plans to put tariffs of up to 25 percent on $60 billion of US goods, certain Indian products may become more competitive in the Chinese market. This ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 22:08:42

Complex reshaping of industry chains means Sino-US trade dispute likely to drag on

The US and Mexico have reportedly reached a breakthrough in efforts to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. Some may believe the progress made by the US in advancing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/28 22:13:41

Didi hitch services murders show greater regulatory efforts needed to ensure safety in China

The rape and murder on Friday of a 20-year-old female passenger by a driver for Didi Chuxing's Hitch service, the second such incident in three months, shows the urgent need ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/27 22:23:39

Djibouti free trade zone demonstrates true value of China-proposed B&R initiative

Djibouti, capital of the East African state of the same name, is getting a makeover as a Chinese-built Djibouti free trade zone (FTZ), which will be the largest of its ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 21:33:39

China can learn from India's experience with building a durable stock market

China's stock market has tumbled, ceding its ranking as the world's second-largest. The key Shanghai Composite Index has dropped more than 20 percent since the start of the year. As Chinese ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 22:13:42

Hidden danger of inflation bears close watching amid deepening trade dispute with US

Amid escalating trade friction that is creating market uncertainty, no one should underestimate the inflation pressure faced by the Chinese economy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/22 22:18:40

US luxury brands may fall victim to Chinese consumer sentiment soured by trade conflict

Global luxury brands are investing again in China, chasing cash-rich millennials in second- and third-tier cities despite a slight slowdown in the Chinese economy, Reuters reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 22:33:40

Turkish economic crisis shows value of maintaining a competitive industrial sector

What enlightenment can the Turkish lira crisis offer for China and other emerging economies? Amid global uncertainties, the hollowing out of its industrial sectors makes Turkey vulnerable to external economic ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/20 22:58:40

Development of strategic, emerging industries can be bargaining chips in trade conflict

South China's Guangdong Province recently released a plan aiming to realize 150 billion yuan ($21.8 billion) worth of investments annually in strategic and emerging industries during the 2018-2020 period. Amid ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 21:38:40

Will S.Korea show courage in railway plan with N.Korea in face of US pressure?

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed to start a joint railway project with North Korea by the end of the year. The biggest challenge to the infrastructure project is ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 22:48:43

India must find unique development path to achieve its manufacturing ambitions

Wednesday was a memorable day for India, as it marked the anniversary of the country's independence from the British Empire in 1947. During the subsequent decades, India created an impressive ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 22:33:42