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Fixing domestic issues key to China-US competition

We are now facing an unprecedented historic change. The essence of change is the competition between big powers – currently China and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/5 19:58:39

Allianz picks brave moment to double down on UK amid Brexit, growing competition

Allianz has picked a brave moment to expand in the United Kingdom. The German insurer on Friday announced it was spending 820 million pounds ($1 billion) to bulk up its ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 20:03:40

Austerity more of financial interest tool than solution

Harvard University Professor Alberto Alesina has returned to the debate on budget deficits, austerity, and growth. Back in 2010, Alesina told European finance ministers that “many even sharp reductions of ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 19:53:42

Hedge funds see honey in Japan's value traps, but arguing with market forces remains dangerous

Hedge funds see honey in Japan's value traps. Companies from the Land of the Rising Sun dominated pitches at Hong Kong's Sohn Conference on Thursday. They pointed to signs of ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 19:02:40

CPEC can withstand questioning, security concerns

The port city of Gwadar in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan, the centerpiece of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has been in the limelight recently, as a local five-star ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 18:48:39

In dealing with Facebook, FTC should shun pricey settlement in favor of bigger, riskier move

The US Federal Trade Commission may want to play its biggest, yet riskiest, hand. The US regulator is working with Facebook on a pricey settlement after the social network failed ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 15:58:39

B&R Initiative helps China counter US bullying

The world has been witnessing the difficulty in the US to tame a roaring and increasingly destructive force in the White House.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 15:53:39

Fiat-Renault deal leaves lonesome Peugeot in the dust with few potential M&A suitors

Picture Carlos Tavares alone on a dance floor watching Fiat Chrysler Automobiles embrace his love rival Renault. The lonesome Peugeot chief executive has a few fallback options, but those pairings ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 18:36:03

China's UHV development offers lessons for US

China's push for power transmission efficiency and smart energy use ought to provoke questions about what other global energy consumers, including the US, are supposed to do to improve energy ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 18:23:42

Alibaba revisits idea of a Hong Kong market debut, but curiously timed listing could reveal cracks

It could be a tough road back to Hong Kong for Alibaba. Five years after the $400 billion Chinese e-commerce company opted to go public in New York, it is ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 16:08:40

China galvanized to work toward tech independence

Generally speaking, Chinese people belong to an introverted but easy-going tribe long accustomed to the philosophy of win-win relationships and peaceful coexistence – unless they are provoked.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 16:08:40

Car industry second-stringers Renault and Fiat lock arms to compete for a future driven by technology

Less than a year after his untimely death, Sergio Marchionne's dream is coming true. The former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles boss, whose 2015 palimpsest on the need for consolidation shook the ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 22:13:40

Varied solutions needed to quell SME financing woes

So far, 2019 has been a key year for China's economic transition and upgrade. Amid the trade war with the US and the nation's continued push to slash overcapacity, inventories ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 22:08:40

China is galvanized to work toward tech independence

Generally speaking, Chinese people belong to an introverted but easy-going tribe long accustomed to the philosophy of win-win relationships and peaceful coexistence – unless they are provoked.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 21:34:19

China and India can cooperate in Afghanistan

India has found success in deploying geostrategic measures since gaining its independence, which helped it become a great power with geopolitical advantages and remain unaffected by the changes the world ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/27 18:24:35

May steps down, but replacement will face same dilemma as Brexit could claim a third prime minister

Brexit has claimed its second British prime minister. Less than three years after she took over from David Cameron following the country's vote to leave the European Union, Theresa May ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/27 18:20:13

Party leadership helps improve corporate governance

In recent years, some foreign institutions and organizations have cast doubt on the corporate governance of Chinese businesses. They have serious misunderstandings about the role of Party organizations in particular. ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 16:53:22

Qualcomm, T-Mobile and Sprint thrown for a loop under US administration's unpredictable oversight

Qualcomm, T-Mobile US and Sprint have been thrown for a loop lately. And they and their investors have the random nature of oversight in President Donald Trump's administration to thank ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 16:48:39