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China should step up efforts to broaden the scope of investment at home by private firms

It seems strange that the explosive growth of outbound direct investment by Chinese private companies dwarfs the growth of China’s private fixed-assets investment at home. One can’t help but ask: ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/22 23:53:39

China’s surging home prices should be controlled to evade potential economic woes

A media report saying that a Chinese-listed company with a delisting risk warning hopes to turn its losses into gains simply by selling two apartments in Beijing has been widely ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/22 0:13:39

Japan shouldn’t entangle itself in the South China Sea as business circles look to restore ties

It is understandable that the Abe administration wants to strengthen the US-Japan alliance by joining the joint patrol in the South China Sea, but Tokyo needs to consider the pros ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/21 0:23:39

China should reduce production costs for manufacturers as competition with India grows

As China commits itself to developing its service and high-tech sectors, such as the nuclear power industry, the nation certainly will not give up developing its manufacturing sector, which plays ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/20 0:08:39

China is likely to use its foreign exchange reserves for economic restructuring

It seems China is adjusting its strategies for managing the country’s massive foreign exchange reserves as part of Beijing’s efforts to promote economic restructuring. For instance, while China has cut ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/19 0:28:40

The future of the TPP depends on the US’ willingness to work with other members

The future of the TPP depends on not only Washington’s political resolve but also on how much the US is willing to work with other TPP members. The TPP has ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/14 0:38:39

Increased ties with Southeast Asia don’t detract from China’s goals in the CPEC

This does not mean that China should give up on the idea of the CPEC because of the present challenges. However, China may not want to put too much focus ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/13 0:23:39

Alibaba’s presence in ASEAN region will help integrate China, SE Asia markets

However, it is unlikely to be plain sailing for Alibaba in its attempts to win local consumers in ASEAN countries due to challenges such as underdeveloped logistics systems and low ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/12 0:33:39

China, ASEAN production capacity cooperation aids overcapacity cuts, high-tech sectors

It is time to recognize the importance of promoting production capacity cooperation in East Asia and Southeast Asia. However, given the sentiment of economic nationalism, cooperation should, realistically, be implemented ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/9 0:03:39

Asia-Pacific regional order needs to be reconsidered for RCEP negotiations

To ensure smooth running in the RCEP negotiations, people in the Asia-Pacific region may have to reconsider reconstructing the regional order to create a sound atmosphere. In this regard, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/8 0:58:40

Online shopping will be end of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers if they don’t evolve

Some commercial property operators led by Wanda have recognized the risks and are seeking ways to evolve and embrace online to offline (O2O) channels to attract customers into physical stores. ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/7 0:18:39

ASEAN and China need to put aside disputes, promote economic cooperation

Like China, the ASEAN members’ primary strategy is to promote economic development. Therefore, even the Philippines must seek an appropriate balance between triggering a confrontation against Beijing over the South ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/6 1:18:39

G20 leaders need a realistic implementation for summit agreements

Leaders of the world’s 20 major economies are at the annual summit and focused on fleshing out a prescription for the ailing global economy. China has contributed a lot in ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/5 1:08:39

Chinese smartphone makers should avoid price wars to ensure development in India’s market

It is not hard to imagine that India’s market will be rocked by the aggressive moves by Chinese firms to seize more market share, with concerns being expressed that the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/2 0:28:39

Canada’s decision to join the AIIB will help to broaden the bank’s global vision

As the first multilateral development bank initiated by a developing Asian country, the AIIB is in urgent need of support from developed countries who have experience running top international financial ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/1 0:58:39

India needs to stop being suspicious of China for the sake of the Myanmar peace process

It is regrettable to see some Indians are still in a zero-sum mindset and treat China’s increasing influence in Myanmar with suspicion and even hostility. Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/31 0:18:39

India should focus on low-end manufacturing to harness population dividend

India should be realistic in addressing its employment issue and focus more on developing its low-end industries to create more jobs. Such urgency has been raised because there is skepticism ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/30 0:28:39

Efforts are needed to make sure China’s economic statistics are genuinely reliable

Chinese observers have once again turned their attention toward the reliability of China’s economic statistics, following a statement posted on the website of the Communist Party of China (CPC)’s disciplinary ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/29 0:23:39