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China, Mongolia aim to take ties to new level

China is now Mongolia's largest trading partner and its second-largest source of foreign investment. The two countries recorded bilateral trade of $4.96 billion in 2016, and although the full-year figures ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 21:36:47

China, Mongolia aim to take ties to new level

China is now Mongolia's largest trading partner and its second-largest source of foreign investment. The two countries recorded bilateral trade of $4.96 billion in 2016, and although the full-year figures ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 21:29:06

China should address downward pressure in 2018

In 2017, the Chinese economy rebounded more significantly than expected. There is now general anticipation that growth in 2018 will fall slightly compared with that of 2017, but that it ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 23:13:40

Chinese firms must prepare for US security barriers

Alibaba's digital payments offshoot Ant Financial recently announced it had given up on its planned purchase of US cash transfer company MoneyGram International as the $1.2 billion offer failed to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 0:18:39

Cooperation with Cambodia offers huge potential

Located on the Indochina Peninsula, Cambodia is an important stop on the ancient Maritime Silk Road and a pivot for the construction of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. The ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 22:23:40

EU's MiFID II rules aim to make finance fairer but could make situation worse

Europe's market big bang offers clear pain for a fuzzy gain. The overhaul of financial rules bundled in the European Union's MiFID II directive is designed to make finance fairer ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 22:23:39

Economists need to change old mindsets on inflation

The fact that inflation has remained stubbornly low across the global North has come as a surprise to many economic observers. In September, the always sharp and thoughtful Nouriel Roubini ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/7 23:33:39

Record number of China's domestic IPOs may sound impressive but key problems remain

A shares just smashed another record, with 2017 seeing an unprecedented number of new listings on the two main bourses in the Chinese mainland. But although it may seem like ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 21:18:40

China could soon leapfrog US in innovation

China has achieved much since 1978, when its reform and opening-up began. In terms of headline economic progress, the pace of China's transformation over the past 40 years is unprecedented. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 21:18:39

China must overcome talent gap to fulfill AI ambitions

There is little doubt that the excitement around artificial intelligence (AI) in China will continue in 2018, but it's worth noting that the country's AI sector is facing a somewhat ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 22:23:39

Manchester City could be first European club to capitalize on Chinese soccer

When it comes to Chinese acquisitions in European soccer and vice versa, the score is $3 billion-nil. A string of investments in storied European clubs, from Atletico Madrid to AC ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 22:18:39

China in driving seat toward greener future

The recent announcement that China will ban production of 553 vehicle models that exceed pollution limits as part of the country's efforts to combat air pollution will not have been ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 21:53:40

US struggling to meet energy needs despite plentiful resources of natural gas

The US is great at finding natural gas, but not so good at using it. A boom in production has made the country a net exporter of the fuel. But ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 21:53:39

Humans should move toward taxing robots

Since at least 2013, China's industrial robots have had the highest utilization rate in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 22:18:39

European soccer's spending splurge will intensify, yet be grounded in commercial logic

Soccer fans have found a topic as contentious as refereeing decisions: eye-watering transfer fees. The 222 million euros ($266.7 million) that Paris St Germain paid Barcelona for Brazilian star Neymar ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 22:13:39

New energy ambitions underline China's confidence

China is the world's fastest-growing country in terms of new energy development. It took less than a decade for it to become the world's leading installer of wind and solar ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 20:43:39

Ryan air investors see turbulence, headwinds, storm clouds on the horizon

Ryanair investors are expecting a higher-cost future – but it may be more expensive than they think. More than 2 billion euros ($2.37 billion) has been knocked off the budget ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 20:38:39

CPEC geoeconomic effects bring project into focus

Increasing evidence has brought to light some questions concerning the rise of China's Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) especially in doubt. Not long ago, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 22:13:40