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Challenges, choices in yuan internationalization

Trade friction with the US poses a challenge for China's financial markets. The markets are concerned over the next steps in wide-ranging reforms amid the yuan's slide and a weak stock performance, among other woes. Amid these issues, a host of influential people gathered at an event hosted by the China Finance 40 Forum, a leading Chinese think tank, over the weekend. The Global Times has extracted comments from the event held in Yichun, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province that might shed some light on the path to a brighter economy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 22:53:39

'Debt colonialism' accusations on B&R ring false

In recent years, there has been an avalanche of negative reports about the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, many of which are focused on the debt implications for countries involved. Some Western and Indian politicians and commentators have begun using the term “debt colonialism” to describe China's lending practices in Africa. However, the debt issue should be viewed objectively, rather than through a political agenda.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 20:03:39

China needs confidence amid economic challenges

It seems China comes to a crossroads every ten years. In 1988, commodity prices surged. Private enterprises experienced an unprecedented challenge in 1998 after the Asian financial crisis led to a depressed market. In 2008, the manufacturing industry in China took a hit from the global financial crisis, and Chinese policymakers adopted stimulus measures to keep the Chinese economy growing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 20:13:43

Debate on China-US trade clash not always logical

The escalating trade war between the US and China has stirred up debate in both countries. With the livelihoods of many ordinary people in both countries at stake, rhetoric in the trade feud needs to be tuned down.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 22:58:40

Sino-US friction won't reach all-out confrontation

Trade friction between China and the US has escalated throughout 2018. After being sworn in as US president, Donald Trump has attempted to arrest the trend of economic globalization, refashion trade cooperation and reverse trade deficits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 23:03:40

Targeted measures necessary for A-share problems amid trade tension

A sustained downward spiral in the shares of companies listed on the Chinese mainland, which has largely bucked the global upswing led by US shares, has intensified worries in China's financial market about the impact of a protracted trade war.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 22:23:40

US must stop politicizing trade, technology issues

One of the excuses used by the US to start the tariff conflict with China is that China violated laws governing intellectual property rights (IPR) and “stole” IP from the West. This false accusation was intended to damage China's image and reputation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 22:18:39

US must stop politicizing trade, technology issues

One of the excuses used by the US to start the tariff conflict with China is that China violated laws governing intellectual property rights (IPR) and “stole” IP from the West. This false accusation was intended to damage China's image and reputation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 22:18:39

US companies can't afford to leave Chinese market

As the trade frictions between China and the US escalate, US companies in China and Chinese companies in the US are all feeling unease. One major concern is that companies will be the ones to absorb the negative impact from the ongoing trade tensions. As the one with fewer cards to play in this game, it is necessary for China to assess the position of US companies and their likelihood of leaving China for the US or other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 20:53:40

China's deleveraging gives leeway for possible easing

The Chinese economy is facing a rough road in the second half of this year. The debt risk needs to be tamed, the pain of structural adjustment will be stronger, and the trade frictions triggered by the US are likely to continue. These have added uncertainties to the future of the Chinese economy. Ensuring the right macroeconomic policy to be adopted is a great challenge for the policymakers
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 19:03:39