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Chinese investment and technology could help India upgrade its rail network

Sunday’s horrific train accident in India, which killed at least 142 people, has renewed concerns about the poor maintenance of the country’s rail network. India is in urgent need of ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/22 0:13:39

Capital controls should be tightened to curb outflows amid depreciation fears

China should consider stepping up capital controls given that investors are showing enthusiasm for dollar-denominated assets amid growing concerns about further yuan depreciation.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/21 0:33:39

India’s reluctance toward regional integration may leave it left out in China’s rise

India’s strategic suspicions toward China’s rising presence in South Asia may hobble its ambition to be a great power, even though some observers think otherwise. Panos Mourdoukoutas, a US-based analyst, criticized ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/17 23:58:40

Trump should join the China-led AIIB to tap potential in emerging Asian markets

Beijing is likely to adopt an open attitude toward the potential of the US’ joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Although it is forecasted that China and the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/17 0:08:40

China should not focus on TPP failure but drive forward its own import market

It is not necessarily good for China if the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement fails.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/16 0:03:39

Successes of the CPEC serve as a model for potential of China’s Belt and Road initiative

The beginning of cargo trade operations from Pakistan’s Gwadar seaport is a step toward closer ties between China and Pakistan, under which China aims to let the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/14 23:53:39

As Alibaba’s international profile grows, so will hurdles to global expansion

Alibaba’s record-breaking sales of 121 billion yuan ($18 billion) on the annual Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza offered insight into China’s transitioning economy and added further evidence that China’s booming e-commerce ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/14 0:08:39

China would likely take countermeasures against Trump’s hard-line trade policy

China should stand ready to fight back if Donald Trump rolls out measures against China after he is sworn in as US president.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/11 0:08:39

Trump’s victory brings uncertainty to economic policy and Sino-US relations

The biggest risk for China in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory will be the rise of policy uncertainty in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/10 0:33:39

China should continue exchange rate reform despite multimillionaires’ zeal for dollars

There has been a lot of discussion about China’s rising income and wealth inequality, but less attention has been paid to its impact on the yuan’s depreciation. The latest finding ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/8 23:43:40

China displays its maturing arms-export industry at recent Zhuhai air show

Although China is a newcomer to the world’s arms market, the country may soon challenge the dominant status the US holds in the sector.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/7 23:53:39

China’s regional economic integration efforts make the country a key Asia player

While the Philippines and Malaysia engage China to maximize their economic interest, India and other Asian countries should rethink their strategy toward China as well.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/7 0:18:39

Hong Kong should not allow political chaos to damage its economic possibilities

Concerns about Hong Kong’s economic prospects have been reignited after an index tracking the health of the city’s private sector economy posted a sharp decline in October. The data comes ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/4 0:08:39

Delaying tariff concessions to Chinese imports will hurt, not help, Indian economy

It is far from a good time for Indian politicians to celebrate a victory in the battle against the entry of Chinese goods into India. Instead, they need to decide ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/3 0:38:40

Counterfeit notoriety won’t get in way of Alibaba’s journey to global expansion

It seems nothing can prevent the Alibaba empire from expanding further around the globe, not even the controversy of counterfeit products being sold on its platform that compromises its reputation. ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/2 0:03:39

Government intervention could help drive high-tech development and innovation in China

When it comes to replicating Silicon Valley’s success is government intervention to be blamed for holding back China’s ability to innovate?
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/31 23:58:40

An electronic world trade platform would help make ‘Taobao village’ a global phenomenon

The “Taobao village” phenomenon, which mirrors the profound economic and social changes in China’s rural areas caused by the Internet and e-commerce, has sparked innovative thinking in addressing inequality – ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/30 23:28:39

Failure to ratify the TPP will require Washington to rethink its strategy in Asia

The US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement is doomed to fail because of the antipathy of the American public against free trade, ensuring Washington can no longer exert its ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/28 0:08:39