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China needs to keep ODI-related risks under control

China's outbound investment has increased remarkably since 2008. As of the end of 2017, the nation's cumulative outbound direct investment (ODI) exceeded $1.8 trillion in 189 countries and regions, accounting for 5.9 percent of the global total, Ministry of Commerce statistics show.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 21:42:42

Western aid model takes on Chinese characteristics

Australia recently announced plans to set up a A$2 billion ($1.4 billion) infrastructure aid fund for South Pacific nations, which will provide grants and long-term loans to support energy, transport, water and telecommunications projects in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 22:58:15

Demographic dividend cannot guarantee India's rise

Without enough jobs, India's current demographic dividend may instead turn into a burden. People have been talking about India's rise since the end of the Cold War, and the country's economy has indeed grown quickly. India's GDP was $274 billion at the time of the 1991 economic reforms. By the end of 2017, the figure had grown to $2.59 trillion, making India's economy the world's sixth-largest, according to the latest figures from the World Bank. Many people are convinced that India will create a new human development miracle, specifically because India has a young population and a demographic advantage that will continue for more than a decade.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 22:55:48

China, Azerbaijan to embrace closer trade ties under CIIE platform

In recent years, economic ties between China and Azerbaijan have become ever-closer with both trade and investment growing fast. Located in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Azerbaijan also occupies an important geographical position on the route of the Belt and Road initiative (BRI). However, despite growing economic interactions, Chinese people's understanding of Azerbaijan is still limited, which constitutes a barrier to closer communications. It is anticipated that China's reform and opening-up, notably through the China International Import Expo (CIIE) platform, can provide an opportunity for Azerbaijan to boost trade with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 21:58:39

Double 11 shows rising clout of China's consumers

“The biggest shopping day on the planet has started with a bang,” CNN said at 00:52 am Beijing Time on Sunday. In one hour and 47 minutes and 26 seconds, Tmall, the online retail marketplace under Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saw its sales surpass 100 billion yuan ($14.38 billion), setting a new record for the tenth Double 11 shopping festival. Another record worthy of note is that more than 19,000 overseas brands from 75 countries and regions participated in the shopping bonanza, making the Double 11 a shopping carnival for both Chinese consumers and global businesses.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 21:33:39

China's reform experience aids developing economies

This year is the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. When this process started in late 1978, China was one of the poorest countries in the world. From that low starting point, China has achieved an average 9.5 percent annual GDP growth rate. No any other country or region in human history has kept up such a high speed of economic growth for such a long time.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 22:03:39

China-EU financial ties could throw off US hegemony

Sticking to the “America first” policy, the administration of US President Donald Trump has been using its military and financial advantages to create trouble for China and its European allies in trade and even national sovereignty.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 23:28:40

Better funding mix to help clear misreading of China engagement in Africa

The government of Sierra Leone recently announced the cancellation of the China-funded Mamamah International Airport project, citing “uneconomic” construction as the reason. Some Western media took this opportunity to smear China-Africa development cooperation, saying that the Sierra Leone incident set a precedent that may allow more African countries to reexamine their cooperation with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 22:33:40

CIIE to boost confidence in economic globalization

More than 3,000 companies from over 130 countries are exhibiting their products and technologies at the debut China International Import Expo (CIIE) being held in Shanghai. Speaking to an audience of many foreign government leaders, Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed the country's steadfast adherence to reform and opening-up as the only path to high-quality development of China's economy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 22:18:40

More clarity on status of Chinese private firms, SOEs needed

Expressions like “competitive neutrality” and “ownership-neutral” have been frequently mentioned by heads and spokesmen of some government agencies in recent days. The remarks were made in response to overseas skepticism toward China's State-owned enterprises (SOEs). The “neutrality” concept and “equal treatment” for enterprises with different forms of ownership have long been emphasized in government documents. Yet, the survival and development of the private economy has always been considered a challenge. This is mainly because some important theoretical and policy questions haven't been answered and, in practice, there is still a long way to go to achieve “competitive neutrality.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 22:08:41

Opportunity for easing China-US trade row shouldn't be missed

But I would argue that high levels of pessimism often point to the severity of the situation and having low expectations often raises hopes for negotiations. It seems that the G20 meeting later this month might be a valuable window of opportunity to reduce the trade tensions before the end of the year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 22:23:39

Global industry chain integration China's best choice

The Trump administration has struck another blow against China's technology sector as the US Commerce Department on October 29 announced it will restrict Chinese chipmaker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co from buying components, software and technology goods from US companies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 20:38:40

Focus on long-term stock market stability needed

There have been calls from high-level government officials to boost the stock market in recent days and various measures have been taken, but the core issue is not to return to the kind of bull market that was seen in 2014 and early 2015.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 19:43:39

Ties with Japan becoming more complementary

This year is the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up, and it has also been 40 years since the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship was signed. Through joint ventures, technology transfer and employee training, Japanese companies have given some help to their Chinese peers. And China has become one of Japan's main markets, thanks to the development of the Chinese economy and the increase in domestic consumption.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 20:08:41

Will US debt crisis trigger new stock rout, financial turmoil?

Since the 1970s, US government debt as a percentage of GDP has remained at less than 70 percent for roughly 30 years, but in 2009, the ratio of public debt to GDP jumped to 82.4 percent.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 22:38:40

China, Japan must push financial cooperation

Financial cooperation between China and Japan has seen unprecedented changes recently, which is a positive sign amid the current global trend toward unilateralism. It also raises the question about whether the bilateral financial cooperation is being forged by two sides coming to each other's aid in a time of crisis despite old grievances and enmities, or if it is a result of long-term planning and foresight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 20:13:41

CIIE part of nation's long-term process of opening-up

With the China International Import Expo (CIIE) fast approaching, some Western media have expressed skepticism about the fair's role in facilitating China's opening-up. Given their lack of understanding, it is necessary to make some points about the CIIE.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/30 21:53:40

No room for sharp depreciation of yuan in near term

As a result of the rebound of the US Dollar Index, the yuan's value has recorded a rapid depreciation against the dollar this year. Specifically, the central parity rate of the yuan against the dollar reached 6.95 on October 26, down by 10.8 percent from a rate of 6.27 on April 2.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/29 22:18:40