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Vibrant middle class can help China cope with economic impact of US trade tension

Amid uncertainty generated by China-US trade tensions, the Chinese economy needs adjustment to suit the changing situation. Trade conflicts can bring impetus for economic reform, which is always the driving ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 22:58:41

Tibet rail network can help region, nation further to open economy to rest of world

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, one of the nation's least-developed areas, found itself in the spotlight on the Chinese stock markets on Monday, as shares in several companies focusing on ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 22:28:05

China is good at mobilizing all positive forces against US trade protectionism

After China announced plans on August 3 to put additional tariffs of up to 25 percent on US products worth $60 billion, some observers expressed concern that Beijing is nearing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 22:58:39

Western media criticism won't derail China-Pakistan cooperation on economic corridor

Several Western media outlets in recent weeks have published articles suggesting Pakistan runs the risk of falling into a debt trap with the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). However, Pakistan, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 22:23:42

China may need unconventional stimulus measures to cope with effects of trade dispute with US

Wednesday is the 10th anniversary of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which left Chinese people with memories of exciting moments in what turned out to be ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 22:53:42

Next generation of telecoms networks may be front line in China-US trade conflict

Amid an escalating China-US economic conflict, a new study by consultancy Deloitte shows the US is being outspent by China in the race for the development of fifth-generation (5G) wireless ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 23:03:40

Supply-chain management by China crucial to winning trade war with US

US soybean farmers are caught in the crosshairs of an escalating trade conflict as China draws up long-term plans to adjust its own industrial structure and foreign trade.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 22:18:40

China won't make empty promises about financial assistance to Philippines

China won't coax the Philippines by offering empty promises. What is needed is an effective means of communication to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the area of infrastructure.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 22:13:40

Strong sales of US brands including Apple give China bargaining chips in trade row

As Apple shares unexpectedly hit a record high, yielding a market capitalization of almost $1 trillion, the hard-earned achievement sparked some discussion: Why has the California-based company enjoyed remarkable success ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 22:13:40

Beijing should be vigilant against US efforts to disturb cooperation with Pakistan

China and the new Pakistan government need to keep vigilant against a deliberate provocation aimed at undermining economic cooperation regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 22:08:40

US should not engage in power games with massive investment in Indo-Pacific region

Any nation, the US included, is welcome to invest in infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific region, but development programs should be vigilant to mounting strategic confrontation among Indo-Pacific nations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 22:18:39

China won't wage a currency war against the US despite rising tariff tensions

The yuan softened to a fresh 13-month low against the US dollar on Monday. Amid escalating trade friction with the US, negative news could easily result in the yuan's depreciation ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 22:48:39

Manufacturing can help Pakistan's new government realize economic potential, create jobs

The victory of Imran Khan as Pakistan's new prime minister is drawing attention to how the new government will take corrective measures to stop the economy from deteriorating.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 22:03:39

US risks losing agricultural section of Chinese market as result of trade friction

A most likely consequence of a trade war between China and the US is that some agricultural products may lose the Chinese market forever.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 23:38:41

Chinese loans are not responsible for structural problems within Malaysia's economy

After suspending some China-backed projects, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is likely to visit China in August to discuss those projects and try to win deals that he said should ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 22:43:45

Private-sector investors need to play larger role to ensure sufficient capital for CPEC projects

The multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has again made headlines as some people focus on the alleged financial crisis faced by the project. When it comes to infrastructure financing in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 22:48:40

Beijing's economic cooperation with Sri Lanka can link, benefit all countries on B&R route

China's business presence in Sri Lanka has once again attracted public attention as the South Asian country's President Maithripala Sirisena was quoted by media reports as saying that China has ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/23 23:23:41

Boosting middle-class consumers will help China keep growing, defeat US trade pressure

Recent indicators show consumption has become a more powerful engine of China's economic performance. The consumption boom is likely to reduce the country's dependence on external markets, giving Beijing more ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/22 23:48:40