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Modi's reforms will help India avoid risk of debt crisis

India's banking system has restructured more than 6 trillion rupees ($92.34 billion) in bad debts over the past three years. The recent $2 billion Punjab (PNB)-Nirav Modi fraud has made it worse.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 22:33:40

Voluntary Trade Zones can be China's answer to global protectionism

During the past 40 years, the concept of free trade areas (FTAs) has been frequently mentioned, and FTAs have become a symbol of globalization. Developed nations in the West have tried to use FTAs as bridges to gain access to resources and the commercial advantages of free trade. Most developing countries have used FTAs to learn about international business operations and make connections with foreign companies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/6 23:08:39

Seizing opportunities can ensure new era of growth for China

The new US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell shared his bullish outlook on the US economy in his first Congressional testimony last week. Though it is not clear how many times he will raise interest rates, recent market turmoil will not stop the pace of US monetary normalization. But there are observers who wonder whether the next crisis is approaching.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 22:28:40

Accountability can help Chinese dairies regain trust

French dairy giant Lactalis recently admitted that some of its milk sources may have been contaminated for more than 10 years, following a milk powder scandal involving the company in December. As soon as the news broke, heated debate developed among Chinese consumers, as most new parents in China prefer imported milk powder to domestic brands.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 23:02:01

Sino-US policy coordination vital for both countries

Liu He, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and director of the General Office of the Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs, is visiting the US this week. Ahead of China's annual meetings of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), known as the “two sessions,” Liu's visit has attracted public attention. Since it is connected with tense bilateral trade relations, this trip is of extraordinary significance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 22:23:40

China should be prepared to avert trade war with US

With the rise of trade protectionism in the US, the possibility of a trade war between China and the US has increased. The US also blocked various Chinese products and capital from entering its market, on the grounds of national security.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/19 9:51:38

Slowing investment obscures larger picture of China's growth

There's long been a controversy over whether Chinese economic growth is over- or understated. The contribution of investment to GDP growth reached a 17-year low in 2017, which is divergent from the strong performance suggested by high-frequency economic data. The gap suggests the possibility of GDP underestimation. Economic data last year exceeded expectations and ended a downward trend that began in 2010. GDP growth rebounded to 6.9 percent in 2017 from 6.7 percent in 2016 driven by investment, consumption and net exports. In particular, the net export contribution reversed from negative 0.7 percent to a gain of 0.6 percent.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 21:53:40

Bay Area can be driving force for B&R development

The Belt and Road (B&R) initiative was created as a Chinese comprehensive national policy for global development. It should be a guiding principle that the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area (GHKMBA) needs to work with, while relying on the GHKMBA as a development model.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 21:18:39

China-Latin American ties prove US criticism wrong

On January 22, the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States was held in Santiago, Chile. The meeting concluded with a series of framework documents to promote long-term cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 23:23:39

Trump has misunderstood reasons for US deficit with China

US President Donald Trump has claimed numerous times that China is taking advantage of the US with unfair trade practices. The Trump administration has also taken a series of protectionist measures that have pushed the two countries to the brink of a trade war.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/18 10:01:32

Gearing up for China's economy in new era

China has made extraordinary progress in a relatively short period of time. As its economy has grown and the base of economic activity has broadened, its reform challenge has become exceedingly complex. Once again, it is important to stress that financial engineering is not a substitute for the heavy lifting of reforms. There are no shortcuts on the road to China's new era.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/16 11:08:38

Market should have more say in yuan rate

Since June 2017, several days after China's central bank announced it would introduce a countercyclical adjustment factor in calculation of the yuan's central parity rate, the Chinese currency reversed a nearly two-year depreciation against the US dollar. There were six main reasons for the yuan's strength.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/15 11:07:00

NEVs can spur China's rise in global value chain

Facing an unprecedented chance to leapfrog other industrialized economies, China is expected to move rapidly and consistently up the manufacturing value chain in the coming years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/14 11:43:07

US growth gains pace, but can China synchronize?

The latest GDP growth and unemployment rates signal a steady recovery of the US economy. The US has gone from a GDP contraction and 10 percent jobless rate in 2009 to an estimated 2.3 percent growth rate and less than 4 percent unemployment last year. This recovery is real and puts the US ahead of other developed countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 22:38:39

US market turmoil shows constraints on growth

Earlier this month, turmoil that had been building for some time, shook US financial markets.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 22:23:41

Africa will disdain responding to West's China smears

Recently, French newspaper Le Monde reported that China had hacked the African Union (AU) headquarters' computer system and downloaded confidential data, but it claimed that because of the aid China has given, AU officials dared not speak out.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 0:03:40

China must reevaluate Central Asian energy supply

The sharp drop of liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments through a key Central Asian pipeline network has put the already-tight domestic LNG supply situation to the test.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 22:23:40

US market tumble ominous for Trump's policies

The US stock market rout has triggered fears that the bull run that followed the 2008-09 financial meltdown will be derailed. Affected by the US tumble, global markets fell, with the Shanghai Composite Index declining more than 1.8 percent on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 22:48:41