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E-commerce hidden costs require business upgrade

If anything, I think China’s e-commerce sector is undergoing superficial prosperity by adopting an inefficient and unsustainable business model, which is in urgent need of transition.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 22:13:39

Reform push can optimize China’s economy

Looking forward to 2017, China’s economy will continue to face greater downward pressure. If we unswervingly push for the development of mass entrepreneurship and innovation, and effectively promote and carry ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 23:03:39

Xiaomi mediocre chip shows need for stronger R&D

With domestic phone makers competing fiercely in the premium smartphone battlefield that requires phones to be outfitted with higher-end chips, it would make little sense for Xiaomi to only places ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 0:28:39

Socialist policies can help famine-stricken countries

The underlying cause is global poverty. The facts on this demonstrate dramatically the failure of the Western “Washington Consensus” and show that changes in economic policy away from this model ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 21:48:39

Excessive betrothal gifts need to be reined in

The problem with caili besieging rural families in China should be construed not only socially but also in economic terms for possible solutions to be worked out. Caili, or betrothal gifts, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 22:28:40

China needs to prioritize westward grid expansion

Infrastructure projects in China seem to pop up every day. For renewable energy, China’s western reaches like Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 21:53:39

China’s soccer frenzy shows early signs of fatigue amid high prices, weak finances

Fatigue may be setting in for some Chinese soccer investors. LeEco has just lost the rights to screen top Asian matches. The cash-strapped group, led by hyperactive entrepreneur Jia Yueting, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 21:48:39

China can expect a slow bull market this year

China’s A-share market is likely to embrace a slow bull market this year, propped up by yuan stability, the ready availability of margin loans as well as rising downward pressure ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/1 21:53:39

Misinterpretation of Singapore's economy could mislead China

Amid strained ties between China and Singapore over issues such as the South China Sea and Singapore’s military ties with Taiwan, there are talks about the impending collapse of Singapore’s ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 22:43:39

Economists in denial over ‘irrational’ behaviors

This, then, is the problem with the BoE’s forecasting models. The important things affecting economies take place outside the self-contained limits of economic models. That is why macroeconomic forecasts end ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 22:08:39

The eurozone remains united for political reasons

This said, it is politics and not economics, which has been the eurozone’s driving force. Specifically, lessons from the management of the crisis suggest that what has mattered more is ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 22:38:39

China can’t rely on investment for its economy

A media report claiming China’s fixed-asset investments will exceed 45 trillion yuan ($6.5 trillion) this year has recently gone viral. Some observers are placing the expected 45 trillion yuan in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 23:43:39

Air Products’ Chinese bid for Yingde Gases deserves to fly amid company troubles

Air Products’ bid for Yingde Gases deserves to fly. The US giant has been stuck in a bizarre battle over the Hong Kong-listed company, which it wants to buy for ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 23:38:40

China and India have potential for more cooperation

An article in the Indian daily The Economic Times on February 13 titled “India could be Donald Trump’s next trade war target” mentions that bilateral trade between India and US ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 20:28:39

Mining giants require more financial medicine despite improved performances

Mining’s traumatic downturn is still fresh in the memories of BHP Billiton and Anglo American, despite their improved performances in 2016. Rising commodities prices and aggressive cost-cutting helped both companies ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 20:23:39

Regulator starts taking action as Chinese insurers place too many eggs in one basket

Chinese insurers have developed a taste for equity, and regulators are rightly worried. They are increasingly concentrating their assets on individual company names. The danger is that a single default ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 22:03:39

B&R initiative requires a long-term mindset

As the global tug-of-war heats up, opinions that seem fair often conceal prejudice. In the beginning of 2017, Fitch Ratings, a US credit rating agency, flagged risks on the Belt ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 22:03:39

Is Chinese demand keeping LatAm economies down?

Every country with plentiful mineral resources enjoys a massive windfall when it can export them. Chile and Peru have gained billions of dollars from sending copper to China, allowing for ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 21:48:39