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China’s economy in rude health but caution needed

The colossal economic engine of China kept its strong momentum in the first half of 2017, with annualized growth widely projected at 6.8 percent. Entering the second half, we haven’t ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 23:38:40

Future wave of innovation will bring widespread benefits, not loss of employment

China should invest more in innovation, which is increasingly important given that demographic changes in China are resulting in a shrinking labor force. The future of China’s productivity is related ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/4 21:33:39

Europe not out of the woods yet, but signs are good

A couple of years ago, the eurozone – which accounts for about one-sixth of the world economy – appeared to be in serious trouble. Beginning in 2010, an unexpected sovereign ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/4 21:23:39

Global consensus on carbon pricing will be vital

China is stepping up to the plate in terms of global leadership. This has been obvious for some time from the economic perspective, and it’s increasingly the case the country ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 20:13:39

More must be done to allay concerns among foreign investors about A-share market

A key issue with China’s capital market reform is that the country needs to bring more stability to the market, as this will help to attract foreign investment.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 20:03:39

Internet security will require combined global effort

With the likes of WeChat and Alipay becoming household names across the globe, the Chinese economy is increasingly associated with Internet firms. Along with the excitement, however, there are also ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/2 19:53:39

Growing array of cyber attacks makes search for security ever more bewildering

Who’d be in charge of a corporate IT network, with hacks, phishing and now a double dose of so-called ransomware to contend with? Last week’s cyber attack hit targets from ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/2 19:43:39

Sino-US relations still strong, despite trade friction

In a multi-polar world, China and the US are decidedly two of the most powerful countries that underpin the global economy. But while China has continued broad-based efforts to rebalance ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 21:33:40

India can help Chinese IT sector expand overseas

Increasingly, China and India are mentioned together. As the world’s two most populous nations, both are undertaking deep reforms, and are powering world economic growth. Providing some new thoughts on ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 21:48:39

Cruise ships need right strategy for Chinese market

Cruise ships are becoming an ever more popular way to see the world. Mexico, the Bahamas, the Seychelles, even Cuba are seeing these outpourings of tourists as major sources of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 21:58:39

New approach needed for property market bubble

Against a backdrop of strict home purchase restrictions, China’s real estate market appeared to reach a turning point in May. In the first five months of 2017, property investment in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 21:48:39

Measures to curb overseas M&As are overdue

China’s aggressive overseas mergers and acquisitions (M&As) will very likely slow down significantly in the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 19:18:40

MSCI inclusion may only represent a small start but great things could lie ahead

Everything starts out small. It will be the same with China’s role with MSCI, with the US index provider having decided on Wednesday to include A shares in its widely ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 19:13:40

Diplomatic ties with China increasingly attractive

Panama recently established formal diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). A joint communiqué issued by China and Panama recognizes the PRC as the only legitimate government representing ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 23:08:40

Diplomatic ties with Panama a huge boost for B&R

The news that Panama and China had opened diplomatic relations came as no surprise. When the expanded Panama Canal reopened in June 2016, the first ship to go through it ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 22:53:39

Action needed on diminished status of China's agriculture

Having devoted myself to the agriculture industry, there are some things I have learned and that I want to share.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 21:13:40

Asia’s buyouts are priced for unlikely perfection and slowdown could wreak havoc

Nosebleed prices on Asian buyouts leave little room for error. The region is awash with private-equity money. Yet big targets are relatively scarce. Acquisitions, especially in ultra-pricey China, will only ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 21:13:39

How can China maximize digital benefits in new era?

Editor’s Note: Innovative business models matter considerably for an increasingly platform-based global economy, which seems to be particularly the case in China where indigenous digital platforms have risen to global prominence. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 19:18:39