Chu Daye
Reporter, Beijing
Chu Daye is a business reporter at the Global Times focusing on general topics, trade, investment and energy.
  • US' trade with China surges 28.7% in 2021, but widening deficit proves tariffs 'a failure'

    Trade between China and the US soared by 28.7 percent year-on-year in US dollar terms in 2021, amounting to a staggering number of $755.6 billion, and US trade deficit with China further widened, Chinese customs data showed on Friday, maintaining strong growth momentum even with additional tariffs in place and bruising political tensions casting shadows on bilateral ties.

    By Shen Weiduo and Chu Daye | 2022/1/14 10:02:14
  • RCEP welcomes rising deals in first week as firms delighted with cost benefits

    Companies across China are thrilled at the tangible benefits created by the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact, believing the boost delivered by the recently implemented mega trade deal is similar to that of WTO accession, with some even announcing plans to shift their market focus to fully tap into the opportunity.

    By Chu Daye | 2022/1/7 16:34:03
  • China unveils brand new, state-of-the-art train to serve Beijing Winter Olympics

    China has unveiled a brand new, state-of-the-art Fuxing bullet train, said to be the world's first intelligent and autonomous high-speed train with a top speed of 350 kilometers per hour and a 5G live broadcast studio on board, to serve the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics.

    By Chu Daye in Chongli | 2022/1/6 20:59:32
  • China's property sector could see partial rebound in H2 after turbulent times in 2021

    China's property sector, which relates to a significant portion of the economy, is likely to see a period of stabilization in 2022, after a turbulent 2021 during which many companies and market segments saw their slowest-ever growth or even declines, industry analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2022/1/5 21:36:15
  • Stakeholders look toward BRI infrastructure as RCEP trade pact set to boost China-ASEAN trade, investment

    As the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) will take effect at the end of this week, as agreed upon, the business community is awaiting the prospect and potential of the landmark regional trade pact, which is widely believed to greatly boost economic development in the region, and foster trade between China and the ASEAN, China's largest trading partner.

    By By Chu Daye and Zhang Dan | 2021/12/29 17:42:34
  • Chinese business groups urge India to stop irregular tax probes, saying move shakes confidence

    Two Chinese chambers of commerce in India urged New Delhi to change its irregular tax probe practice and treat foreign investors equally, actively engender an open, fair, and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese enterprises operating in India, as confidence by a business group that invested $3 billion and created 500,000 local jobs is shaken.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/12/26 13:34:02
  • GT Exclusive: Chinese firm's copper mine project in Afghanistan hasn't started, despite Taliban's push

    A Chinese company's copper mine project in Afghanistan, which has been stalled for years, has not started work as uncertainties and hurdles regarding the country's security and business environment remain, despite rising hope for resuming work on the project signaled by Afghan Taliban officials, Chinese sources told the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Tao Mingyang and Chu Daye | 2021/12/16 21:57:11
  • Voice of America stories on Gwadar 'fake news': Pakistani official, journalist

    The VOA sought to slam China and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project by trying to put in the article concerns on Chinese fishing trawlers and a road that is linked to the Gwadar Port, which is a key project under the CPEC.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/12/9 20:57:28
  • China unveils state-owned logistics giant to improve competitiveness globally

    China on Monday unveiled a new state-owned logistics group that aims to be a global supply chain organizer, as the country moves to bolster supply chain security and stability amid disruptions and uncertainties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/12/6 21:48:39
  • Agreement signed for China-Laos Railway, framework for cross-border transport

    China and Laos on Tuesday signed the first inter-governmental agreement on railway cooperation for the soon-to-launch 1,035-kilometer China-Laos railway, creating a framework for cross-border transportation, China's national railway authority said on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/11/30 20:48:40
  • China-Russia energy cooperation accelerating

    China-Russia energy cooperation is accelerating onto the fast track, with energy accounting for nearly one-third of bilateral trade in the first three quarters of 2021, as leaders from the two countries sent congratulatory letters to a key energy cooperation forum.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/11/29 22:15:18
  • News analysis: CIIE a window to foreign companies into Chinese market

    A visit to the China International Import Expo (CIIE) will leave your heart throbbing.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/11/11 21:08:40
  • Russian traders bullish on vast Chinese market at CIIE

    Russian companies selling alcoholic beverages, packaged goods and dairy products are eyeing the Chinese market with great confidence at the 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE), the world's biggest import fair currently being held in Shanghai, despite the inconveniences posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Chu Daye in Shanghai | 2021/11/9 21:48:39
  • China's huge IC market favored by global industry leaders at CIIE

    Global companies in the integrated circuit (IC) industry have a bigger presence at the 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, where a designated display zone has been set up for ICs for the first time, underscoring growing foreign interests in China's IC market.

    By Chu Daye in Shanghai | 2021/11/8 21:23:39
  • RCEP to boost regional GDP by 0.86% by 2035: report

    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact that creates the world's largest free trade bloc will lift regional GDP by 0.86 percent by 2035, a report by the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation stated on Sunday.

    By Chu Daye in Shanghai | 2021/11/7 14:35:28
  • China's CIIE, world's largest import fair, 'beacon of hope' for battered global economy

    The 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE), which is set to kick off on Thursday in Shanghai, will serve as a beacon of hope for a world economy that is severely battered by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, as it offers an excellent platform for global companies to explore and expand in the Chinese market, participants and analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Chu Daye and Xie Jun | 2021/11/3 21:03:10
  • China's top science award goes to warplane designer, nuclear scientist

    Two Chinese scientists, fighter jet designer Gu Songfen and nuclear energy scientist Wang Dazhong, won China's top science award Wednesday for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.

    By Liu Xuanzun, Leng Shumei and Chu Daye | 2021/11/3 10:43:27
  • Yahoo's exit from Chinese mainland is result of its own business failure: experts

    US web services provider Yahoo has terminated its services to users based in the Chinese mainland starting from Monday, in a move that experts say is driven by its own business failure and has nothing to do with China's business and legal environment.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/11/2 21:58:40
  • Russia's electricity exports to NE China jump amid local shortages

    Russian electricity exports to Northeast China has been increasing sharply in recent weeks and could get a further boost if arrangements were made on prices and supplies, a Chinese energy expert said on Tuesday, noting growing energy cooperation between the two countries, particularly in oil and gas.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/11/2 21:43:39
  • Quarterly data, strong enthusiasm for CIIE highlight US biz's growing reliance on China market

    Newly released quarterly sales data for a number of US companies - from Apple to Starbucks to Coca-Cola - shows an increasing reliance of US corporations on the vast and growing Chinese market. This, together with US' sluggish economic growth in the same quarter, underlined the importance of China-US economic and trade cooperation.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/10/29 22:38:39
  • China 'has fulfilled' WTO obligations

    China should not assume responsibilities outside its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Chinese officials and WTO experts said on Thursday, noting that China acknowledges concerns raised by some of its trading partners and will further open up its economy to the world.

    By Chu Daye and Zhang Hongpei | 2021/10/28 23:03:40
  • Australia's move at WTO on wine tariffs unlikely to succeed

    Australia's push for a WTO probe into China's anti-dumping tariffs on Australian wines may have the ulterior motive of smearing China, but its intention is not going unnoticed and will not succeed, Chinese analysts said.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/10/27 20:13:39
  • More bond defaults likely for Chinese real estate companies but overall situation will be stable

    More Chinese real estate developers are likely to default on their bonds, including bonds denominated in US dollars, by year-end due to the tough market environment, but the overall impact of such defaults will be limited, analysts and industry insiders said on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/10/26 20:33:40
  • News analysis: Farmers may join the coal commodity market to reduce risks

    A recent trip to by the Global Times to East China's Shandong Province to get a glimpse of China's coal supply chain revealed a surprising discovery: there are large numbers of rural households in northern China that still rely on burning coal to pass the winter. Of course, it is understandable given that China is a vastly diverse country with many regions in different development stages. For those rural households that have not shifted to cleaner natural gas or are connected to the central heating system, burning coal is the norm.

    By Chu Daye in Rizhao | 2021/10/22 1:52:26
  • Energy cooperation powers up the Horn of Africa

    Energy cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has enabled Ethiopia, which is rich in renewable energy reserves, to complete power transmission lines connecting Djibouti and Sudan, paving way for regional electricity connectivity in addition to exportation, energy cooperation and common development, Ethiopian Ambassador to China Teshome Toga Chanaka has said.

    By Chu Daye in Qingdao | 2021/10/21 18:28:39
  • COVID-19 cases in Inner Mongolia affect ports, but coal imports from Mongolia set to jump

    New coronavirus cases in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region are likely to affect China's coal imports from its increasingly significant coal supplier Mongolia due to disruptions at some major ports, according to sources on Wednesday, further raising concerns over coal supply in China as officials moved to address shortages and price hikes.

    By Zhang Dan, Tao Mingyang, Yin Yeping and Chu Daye | 2021/10/20 21:10:12
  • China speeds up new-energy cooperation with BRI partners amid push for green development

    China will deepen energy cooperation with partner countries under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the nuclear, new energy and smart energy sectors, as countries rise to climate challenges, Vice Premier Han Zheng said at the second Belt and Road Energy Ministerial Conference held in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province on Monday.

    By Chu Daye in Qingdao | 2021/10/18 20:28:40
  • China to ban core industrial and information data from leaving the country

    Chinese authorities published data security draft regulations on Thursday that would ban the export of what was classified as core data, a step experts hail as a necessary step to ensure national security and normal functioning of society.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/9/30 21:27:16
  • China's manufacturing PMI contracted in September, non-energy sectors post gain: NBS

    China's manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) unexpectedly contracted in September, the lowest point since February 2020 against the backdrop of the COVID-19 epidemic, while the non-manufacturing PMI climbed back to expansion territory with a reading of 53.2.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/9/30 11:14:05
  • Canada has 'less reason' to push out Huawei, but US pressure lingers

    Chinese experts said on Wednesday that Canada has "less reason" to force out Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from its 5G network after the release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, but pressure from the US will complicate things, as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signaled an official decision on the company's participation will come within weeks.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/9/29 21:10:55
  • Global Gateway scheme underscores the effectiveness of China-propsed infrastructure program: analyst

    The Global Gateway scheme, which some observers believe aims to compete with the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is likely inspired by the success of the BRI and will serve to fully demonstrate the effectiveness of Chinese-initiated global infrastructure program, Chinese analysts said on Thursday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/9/16 19:18:39
  • Nord Stream 2 lifts Chinese shares, as firms set to benefit from major pipeline

    The completion of the Nord Stream 2, an undersea natural gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea that will greatly improve Russia's capacity to transport gas to Germany, continued to drive up share prices of some Chinese energy companies on Tuesday, as some analysts said that companies investing in the Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic, one of the largest gas fields in the world, will benefit from the new pipeline.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/9/14 20:38:39
  • China's leading status in AI, quantum sectors is coupled with urgency of self-reliance: experts

    Top officials from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said the country will promote new emerging industry clusters, including the layout of industry chains in cutting-edge sectors such as artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum communication, to ensure the resilience of the industry and supply chains of the world's second-largest economy.

    By Chu Daye and Xiong Xinyi | 2021/9/13 20:38:39
  • China to offer more policies to support financing for SMEs

    More policies are needed to increase financing to China's vast group of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the second half of the year as the Chinese central government emphasizes the stability of SMEs amid economic headwinds, industry insiders said on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/9/7 20:41:25
  • Chinese investments could unlock potential of Russia's Far East, boost trade

    Chinese companies could help quicken the pace of economic development in the Russian Far East, as both China and Russia have laid a solid foundation in policy support and cross-border infrastructure projects in the region, though a faster development in the region needs a little more Russian passion, Chinese experts said on Friday.

    By Chu Daye and Wang Wenwen | 2021/9/3 20:08:36
  • Surging global LNG prices to inflate Chinese costs, but diversified sources offer relief

    Runaway natural gas prices worldwide, driven by peak demand, an economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and US' loose monetary policy, will inflate Chinese natural gas prices, industry experts warned on Sunday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/8/22 21:28:39
  • China may cut rail links with Lithuania in direct blow to Baltic nation's economy: report

    China may cut direct rail links with Lithuania amid escalating diplomatic tension fueled by the small Baltic country's provocation against the Chinese mainland in the Taiwan question, according to a media report. Such a suspension would deal a major blow to Lithuania's economy, experts said on Sunday.

    By Ma Jingjing and Chu Daye | 2021/8/22 20:05:37
  • China railway operator denies suspending trains to Lithuania, though it's an option

    The China State Railway Group Co (China Railway) on Wednesday denied a Baltic media report that the Chinese railway operator suspended freight trains to Lithuania due to "political tension," saying the freight trains are in normal service, after some media in Taiwan island hyped the fake news amid rocky China-Lithuania relations due to Lithuania's provocation of China on the Taiwan question.

    By Chu Daye and Zhang Han | 2021/8/18 22:03:45
  • Fertilizer transit trade from Pakistan's Gwadar Port to Afghanistan undisturbed by war

    Even as battle raged across Afghanistan last week, Pakistan's Gwadar Port, now operated by a Chinese company, continued to ship fertilizers to the landlocked country, the Global Times learned.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/8/16 23:11:14
  • Chinese sportswear brands sailing amid Western governments' crackdown against Xinjiang cotton

    Domestic Chinese sports and fashion brand Li-Ning has posted record second-quarter results, riding on growing consumer support amid non-governmental organization Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)'s crackdown on the Chinese textile industry by halting the use of cotton from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/8/12 21:35:51
  • China-Russian rail bridge to see a test train run soon, to boost bilateral trade

    The Sino-Russian Tongjiang-Nizhneleninskoye railway bridge is largely completed and will soon be ready to open for business, with the first test train expected to cross the border around August 26-28, the Global Times learned on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/8/10 20:03:40
  • China-Pakistan trade relations further deepen as enterprises from two sides establish stronger ties

    The operations of Chinese enterprises in Pakistan remain normal with both sides strengthening protection for Chinese nationals, a source close to the matter who asked to remain anonymous told the Global Times at a forum in Beijing on Thursday, adding that the Pakistani military has been providing protection for local Chinese enterprises including his company, and the Chinese embassy in Pakistan has warned Chinese nationals not to go out unless necessary, according to the source.

    By Chu Daye and Xiong Xinyi | 2021/8/2 17:47:57
  • Extension of CPEC into Afghanistan to boost local exports, journey of peace: analysts

    As officials from China, Pakistan and Afghanistan revealed an inclination to extend the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project into Afghanistan, experts said that such projects could help boost Afghanistan's exports, which is conducive to the country's journey of peace, but the feasibility of the project depends on whether the Afghan government and Taliban forces can reach a consensus on protecting overseas investment.

    By Xie Jun and Chu Daye | 2021/7/13 16:13:39
  • China intensifies antitrust crackdown with latest fines on internet giants

    Several leading Chinese internet companies, including Tencent, Alibaba, ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing, and e-commerce giant Suning, were each fined 500,000 yuan ($77,345) per breach in relation to the anti-monopoly laws on Wednesday, as China steps up its crackdown campaign against monopolistic behaviors that threaten to stifle market vitality.

    By Chu Daye and Chi Jingyi | 2021/7/7 22:31:26
  • Support grows for China-EU business ties amid uncertainty

    Following a period of uncertainty in China-EU ties with intensifying US meddling, there are growing calls from some EU leaders and businesses to pursue a positive relationship with China in the economic and trade areas instead of shutting down cooperation.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/7/6 21:33:39
  • Major steel mills in N. China resume operations with 70% capacity, but demand for iron ore to wane

    Furnaces in all major steel mills in Tangshan, North China's Hebei Province, the world's No.1 steel-producing city that made about 14 percent of China's raw steel in 2020, are firing again, an industry report showed on Monday.

    By Chu Daye and Qi Xijia | 2021/7/5 19:34:08
  • China's push to vaccinate its nationals abroad helps local economies

    China's overseas vaccine program, known as the "spring sprout" program, that aims to ensure its nationals across the globe receive vaccines timely, is also supporting China-assisted projects and Chinese firms' operations abroad, some business representatives told the Global Times.

    By Shen Weiduo and Chu Daye | 2021/7/4 21:03:39
  • Calls rise for Australia to rethink hostile approach to China as losses mount

    Calls for the Australian government to pursue in-depth communication with China based on mutual understanding are rising among business communities and local officials in Australia, as Canberra's hostile approach to bilateral ties with China continues to inflict pain on local businesses.

    By Chu Daye and Xiong Xinyi | 2021/6/28 22:38:39
  • Chinese companies leverage new technology to protect environment under the BRI

    Inside the construction area of the Kompong Dewa Resort in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Chinese builders from the China Eighth Engineering Bureau, a subsidiary of the state-owned construction giant CSCEC, have implemented a green construction concept to the ground.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/6/28 17:11:40
  • China takes Australia issues to WTO

    China on Thursday took railway wheel hub, wind tower, stainless steel sink disputes with Australia to WTO, days after Canberra took a wine dispute to the world trade body, as trade tensions between the two countries are escalating.

    By Chu Daye and Yang Kunyi | 2021/6/24 16:48:39
  • 'Paw' patrol moment could arrive earlier for China than US: expert

    Cost factors could put China one step ahead of the US in the mass commercialization of multi-legged bionic robots, a senior expert in the field told the Global Times on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye in Tianjin | 2021/6/22 22:33:40
  • Crazy soccer fans, booming crayfish sales and a rebounding Hubei economy

    Brisk crayfish sales in June – boosted by nighttime viewing of the European Football Championship matches – have greatly improved the business of crayfish farmers from Central China's Hubei Province, further pushing the province's recovery following a robust first quarter, with a 60 percent annual growth.

    By Zhao Yusha and Chu Daye | 2021/6/18 19:58:39
  • Malta seeks investment opportunities at China-CEEC expo

    In a sign of the growing influence of the China-Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) cooperation mechanism, countries that are not part of the mechanism such as Malta are turning to the platform to promote investment opportunities.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/6/10 19:58:39
  • Cooperation fosters China-CEEC trade

    Cooperation between localities and government departments from China and the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) is a vital driver that whill help boost trade, and it is essential in achieving China's proposal to increase imports from the CEECs by purchasing $170 billion worth of goods within five years, officials and experts said at a forum in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province on Wednesday.

    By Chu Daye in Ningbo | 2021/6/9 20:13:40
  • China-CEEC cooperation forges ahead amid noises

    China on Tuesday kicked off a major trade expo aimed at boosting trade with Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) with widespread participation by heads of state and businesses from the region, shrugging off recent disruptions and noise instigated by the US in Europe that has cast some uncertainty over massive China-Europe economic and trade ties.

    By Chu Daye in Ningbo, Wang Cong and Yu Jincui in Beijing | 2021/6/8 23:13:39
  • China, CEECs ripe for co-development despite sporadic noise

    With more than 2,000 exhibitors and 6,000 buyers expected to attend, the second China-Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) Expo and International Consumer Goods Fair will kick off on Tuesday, against the backdrop of some politicians' instigation of an anti-China roadshow, which experts described as an abortive attempt in the face of a rising trajectory of business and economic ties between China and CEECs.

    By Wang Qi in Beijing and Chu Daye in Ningbo | 2021/6/7 21:23:39
  • Belt and Road projects foster China-CEEC cooperation

    As projects under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) proceed as scheduled despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are becoming a driving force for economic and trade cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC), industry experts and analysts said on Sunday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/6/7 15:03:39
  • Guangzhou beefs up checks on imported seafood amid COVID-19 flare-up

    As one of the largest seafood markets in China intensifies screening of imported products amid a local flare-up of COVID-19 cases, industry sources said on Monday that there may be some disruptions to imports of medium- and high-end products.

    By Chu Daye and Yin Yeping | 2021/5/31 20:08:22
  • Shipping costs soar, containers pile up due to COVID-19 flare-ups in Guangdong

    COVID-19 flare-ups at Yantian Port area in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province have slowed the port's handling capacity to one-seventh of the normal level, even as it started to accept heavy export containers starting from Monday.

    By Zhang Dan and Chu Daye | 2021/5/30 19:05:35
  • Xi, Putin witness key nuclear energy project groundbreaking; cooperation has strategic significance

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin witnessed via video link the groundbreaking ceremony of four advanced nuclear reactors powered by Russia's third-generation nuclear technology in China on Wednesday.

    By Chu Daye and Yang Sheng | 2021/5/19 23:33:39
  • Xi, Putin to witness opening of nuclear energy project

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will witness the groundbreaking ceremony of bilateral nuclear energy cooperation together via a video link on Wednesday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/5/18 23:51:33
  • Regulators in top steel-making cities warn of price abnormalities to curb runaway steel prices

    Commodities futures started showing signs of being tamed on Friday after Chinese exchanges hiked transaction fees earlier in the week, amid rising attention from the Chinese government and market regulators' warning to steel mills.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/5/14 14:58:39
  • Infrastructure giants seize business in ecological civilization buildup in China

    As the COVID-19 pandemic crippled international travel, a growing number of Chinese infrastructure companies are eyeing on projects related to the "Beautiful China" strategy, believing such projects possess huge potential given China's vast domestic market and growing domestic appetite for greenness and sustainability.

    By Chu Daye in Jiaxing | 2021/5/10 19:43:40
  • Visit to Wufang Village near Shanghai gives clues about China's rural revitalization

    Recently I paid a visit to Wufang Village, a tiny village in suburban Shanghai that has gained some fame as a weekend getaway with its beautiful peach orchards, renovated houses, and an influx of young people working and living there.

    By Chu Daye in Shanghai | 2021/5/9 20:45:22
  • Chinese pharma firms mull bypassing India in global supply chain amid raging virus wave

    Some Chinese executives with business ties to India are pondering efforts to cut their reliance on Indian companies by bypassing or replacing them in the global supply chain, after warnings of potential disruptions to various global industries from an economy-crippling pandemic peak in the South Asian country.

    By Chu Daye and Yin Yeping | 2021/4/27 20:53:39
  • Meituan could face serious penalties after antitrust probe: experts

    China's largest online food delivery platform Meituan is under investigation for suspected monopolistic practices, the country's top market regulator said on Monday - making the company the latest internet giant after Alibaba to face such a probe as China further steps up its crackdown on monopolies.

    By Chu Daye and Wang Bozun | 2021/4/26 22:03:40
  • Chinese regulator launches antitrust probe into Meituan, as crackdown on monopolies widens

    China's largest online food delivery platform Meituan is under investigation for suspected monopolistic practices, the country's top market regulator said on Monday – making the company the next internet giant after Alibaba to face such a probe as China further steps up its crackdown on monopolies.

    By Chu Daye and Wang Bozun | 2021/4/26 19:21:38
  • China, South Korea vie for the laurel of becoming top shipyard

    The contest for the laurel of becoming the world's largest shipbuilder between China and South Korea has become more intense, and a South Korean advance in new orders of late serves as a reminder of the need for Chinese shipbuilding companies to ramp up their efforts, and scale up the ladder of value chain in the global shipbuilding business.

    By Chu Daye and Liu Zhongyin | 2021/4/11 16:13:39
  • US-Japan chip alliance won't contain China's rise: analysts

    A US attempt to build an alliance to contain China's rise in the semiconductor sector by seeking to recruit Japan as a partner does not stand a high chance of success anytime soon, given the closely intertwined global supply chain for chips and China's rising role in the crucial field, Chinese observers said on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/4/6 21:08:40
  • ByteDance bank accounts reportedly frozen in India amid exodus of Chinese apps

    The Indian government's reported action against ByteDance, which owns short-video platform TikTok, is reflective of the current situation for Chinese app services providers in the country amid a government crackdown on taxation transparency, Chinese analysts and investors said on Wednesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/3/31 20:13:39
  • Shipping agents keep close eye on Suez Canal jam

    Logistics companies and shipping agents in China, the world's largest goods trading nation, are closely watching the worst shipping jam in years in the Suez Canal after a super-sized containership from the island of Taiwan ran aground in the middle of the vital waterway.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/3/25 21:18:40
  • Grain from Russia may help China diversify imports

    Russia's exports of corn, for which China has skyrocketing demand, may rise in the coming years with the country's huge output potential, warm political relations and logistics advantages, a major Chinese grain importer told the Global Times on Wednesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/3/24 20:03:40
  • China's de-Americanized animal feed 'unlikely' to impact global grain trade

    China's efforts to introduce new content in animal feed that requires fewer corn and soy beans will have no immediate impact on global grain trade, with significant changes only to take place years later, Chinese agricultural analysts said on Friday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/3/19 22:13:39
  • Alaska's China exports hurt by trade war, highlighting lose-lose situation

    Alaska's dwindling exports to China, including seafood and timber, show the need for the US to stop its tariffs war with China, a Chinese expert said on Friday, as the two countries' high-level delegations met in the US state.

    By Chu Daye and Tu Lei | 2021/3/19 20:23:40
  • S. Korean shoe brand threatens to cut China sales amid cultural spat, dismissed by Chinese netizens

    South Korean skateboard shoe brand Lakai are now believed by Chinese netizens as trying to grab media attention in South Korea by announcing its plans to suspend sales to Chinese market, following a controversy over traditional Korean costumes.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/3/18 20:08:40
  • Uzbekistan eyes Pakistan's Gwadar Port as gateway for seaborne cotton exports

    Uzbekistan, one of the world's leading cotton exporters, sent a high-level delegation earlier this week to the Chinese-invested Gwadar Port in Pakistan to look for logistics opportunities that might help it export its cotton, the Global Times has learned.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/3/17 23:23:39
  • Chilean cherry exporters bullish on Chinese appetite

    Chilean cherry exporters are still betting on the big appetites of Chinese consumers, even as a virus scare ruined what could be a good business year following a bumper harvest, industry insiders said on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/3/16 21:33:39
  • Projection on China's high-income country status draws attention to quality of development, deepening reforms

    A projection by a prominent Chinese economist that China can achieve high-income country status by 2025 has drawn attention to high-quality development, reform and avoiding the dreaded middle-income trap, with Chinese economists emphasizing the necessity of deepening reforms.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/3/10 21:58:40
  • Chinese abroad anticipate China's vaccine program, difficulties remain

    Chinese across the globe have welcomed China's vaccine program, announced by Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday, despite difficulties for this undertaking.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/3/8 20:43:39
  • China's exports to the US may jump about 20% in 2021: expert

    Amid a steady recovery in the domestic economy and strong overseas demand, China posted a year-on-year gain of 60.6 percent in its exports during the first two months of 2021, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said on Sunday.

    By Chu Daye and Xie Jun | 2021/3/7 20:28:39
  • Australia GDP underpinned by China trade, Q4 results better than expected

    Australia posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter GDP growth of 3.1 percent, in part due to its booming iron ore trade with China, Chinese analysts said.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/3/3 21:18:39
  • China looks to push economic, trade ties back to cooperation with US: MOFCOM

    China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on Wednesday that it looks forward to working with its US counterparts to put China-US trade and economic ties back on the track of cooperation. A Chinese expert said this could be one of the first among many comments by Chinese government departments over the relationship with the US.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/2/24 20:05:09
  • UK financial institutions' move toward China sensible: analyst

    UK financial institutions are increasingly pivoting toward China, even as the Johnson government stirs up a series of incidents that have undermined bilateral ties. Chinese analysts call the move a sensible choice that will bring more profit from China's vast and promising market, as well as its sustained growth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Chu Daye and Chen Qingqing | 2021/2/22 21:08:40
  • US LNG exports to China may drop

    Natural disasters along the Texas Gulf Coast in the US that have disrupted many sectors may mean lagging liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchases by China under the phase one trade deal, Chinese experts have warned, citing the deep freeze's ripple effect on the natural gas supply/demand chain and commodity prices.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/2/21 21:33:39
  • Year of Ox Spring Festival signals persisting recovery

    Robust consumption during the Year of the Ox Spring Festival holidays, with crowded cinemas and scenic sites seen across the country amid a stay-put policy introduced to ward off a possible winter spike of COVID-19, again validated strong consumer confidence in the world's second-largest economy, analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Chu Daye and Zhao Yusha | 2021/2/18 0:33:39
  • China can easily replace Australian imports, as shown by recent developments: analyst

    A year after the Morrison government decided to further sour China-Australia ties by calling for a weapons inspector-style investigation into the COVID-19's origins while China was in the midst of containing the novel coronavirus, Chinese ports are beginning to receive hundreds of thousands of tons of coal and shiploads of iron ore from Sierra Leone, a sign that does not bode well for Australia, as it shows how easy China could replace Australia with alternative sources, even for iron ore and coal, a Chinese observer told the Global Times on Saturday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/2/6 16:33:39
  • Australian wine shunned for Spring Festival

    Australian wine, which had a large market presence in China before the Scott Morrison government soured bilateral ties with his anti-China policy, completely missed out on a surge of holiday sales for the upcoming Spring Festival holiday in China due to anti-dumping duties.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/2/4 20:47:48
  • Some Chinese netizens side with Douyin in lawsuit against Tencent over alleged monopoly abuse

    Some Chinese netizens on Wednesday sided with Chinese internet upstart ByteDance, which owns Douyin – China's domestic version of TikTok – in its lawsuit against domestic internet giant Tencent over alleged monopoly abuse.

    By Chu Daye and Qi Xijia | 2021/2/3 21:53:39
  • Chinese infrastructure firms more scared than hurt in 2020, see surging contracts despite COVID-19 hit

    China's major infrastructure companies were more scared than hurt in 2020, with some still achieving double-digit growth in new contract values despite the coronavirus pandemic, which interrupted the movement of people and goods.

    By Xie Jun and Chu Daye | 2021/1/24 22:38:39
  • Chinese experts say Tesla's success in China can't happen again in India due to consumption, infrastructure gaps

    China's automobile experts said that it's impossible for India to copy Tesla's success in China, and the company's moves in India are just a "tiny, experimental program", after two Indian ports were reportedly competing to invite the US electric carmaker to locate its new plant there.

    By Xie Jun and Chu Daye | 2021/1/21 21:53:39
  • China's high-speed rail lines to extend to 70,000 km in 2035

    The Chinese high-speed railway sector will aim to maintain its world-leading status in the new decade via a transformation plan that emphasizes smart and green technologies and high-quality service, leading Chinese railway experts told the Global Times on Wednesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/1/20 20:58:39
  • Brazil ditches US drive to strangle Huawei: report

    The telecommunications sector will see a back-to-square-one moment, in which business considerations regain their rightful position from political considerations, Chinese analysts said on Sunday, after reports that the Brazilian government became the first in the world to backtrack on its opposition to Huawei's 5G bid.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/1/17 22:00:09
  • China completes maglev prototype, fastest land vehicle with peak speed of 620 km/h

    A prototype of a high-temperature superconducting maglev train, dubbed as a "super bullet maglev train" with a maximum speed of 620 kilometers per hour, rolled off the production line on Wednesday in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/1/13 21:22:26
  • Rising steel prices and surging demand in China aren't helping the profits of steel mills

    Rising steel prices and surging demand in China aren't helping the profits of steel mills, which are grappling with surging iron ore prices amid a post-virus economic recovery, Chinese analysts said on Tuesday, noting that the situation is an alarming call for China to strive for a greater say in iron ore prices.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/1/12 21:13:39
  • Chinese, Japanese and South Korean firms unlikely to receive more favorable conditions under incoming Biden administration

    Companies from China, Japan and South Korea are expecting to continue to feel the weight of a trade war initiated by the US against China, while further technology decoupling is also likely during the incoming Joe Biden administration, Chinese analysts said on Monday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/1/12 18:03:40
  • Mandalay-Kyaukphyu railway to create economic benefits for China and Myanmar

    Steady Continued cooperation on regional integration between China and Myanmar gave a sharp contrast to India, which turned a blind eye toward such development trend and let go opportunties, a Chinese analyst said on Monday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/1/11 17:53:39
  • Cooperation in public health to spearhead China's international efforts, rekindling US interest welcomed

    Cooperation in public health will spearhead China's international cooperation in the coming years, Chinese analysts said, as a key white paper put helping countries to fight the COVID-19 virus as a top focus on Sunday.

    By Chu Daye and Zhang Dan | 2021/1/10 22:03:40
  • Beijing has no worries on power curbs amid rare cold wave: analyst

    Beijing, the Chinese capital, shivered under record low temperatures on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, causing power demand to reach a new peak.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/1/7 22:43:40
  • Busy factory floors belie awkward reality for China's home appliance OEMs

    Industry experts familiar with China's home appliance industry believe it is time for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to negotiate with their foreign clients about price hikes, given the recent increase in the costs of raw materials and the yuan appreciation, or they will end up in a wild-goose chase even as overseas orders flow into China.

    By Chu Daye and Yin Yeping | 2021/1/5 19:38:40
  • China may ask US companies to reveal their military links after NYSE's delisting of telco firms: expert

    Delisting of major Chinese telecom giants by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will have a limited impact on these firms and other companies listed in the US market, and the Chinese government is expected to return in kind to the US for its crackdown on Chinese companies, with possible reciprocal requirement asking US companies doing business in China to reveal their links to the US military, Chinese analysts said on Monday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/1/4 21:48:39
  • China moves on to tackle the 'chips' for agriculture

    An improving domestic seed industry will become a key to addressing many of the agricultural problems China has to face today, analysts said on Wednesday, as China vowed to tackle core bottlenecks in agricultural technologies in its new stage of rural development, vowing to "turn the table" in the seed industry to maintain grain security after a major policy meeting closed in Beijing on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/12/30 23:51:49
  • Reporter's diary: one building that witnesses the transformation of the world's factory

    One six-story-high factory building in Dongguan, a manufacturing powerhouse in South China's Guangdong Province, sees China's industrial transformation firsthand.

    By Chu Daye in Dongguan | 2020/12/29 17:28:40
  • China's successful handling of COVID-19, adequate industrial chains guarantee world supply amid pandemic

    “These car models will be exported to the US, and products on that production line is exporting to Europe,” John Ng, a factory manager of Maisto, a car model manufacture in Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province, told the Global Times from the company's factory.

    By Wang Bozun and Chu Daye in Dongguan | 2020/12/22 15:13:39
  • Chinese fintech giants put brakes on online deposit products as regulators warn of risks

    China's world-leading financial technology (fintech) sector will be on a firmer footing after a certain period of tightening, Chinese analysts said on Sunday, after a fourth major provider of online finance took voluntary actions to curb its offerings over the weekend.

    By Tao Mingyang and Chu Daye | 2020/12/20 21:27:21
  • HK companies eye mainland market amid global trade headwinds in the post-virus world

    Hong Kong-based companies are increasingly looking at the Chinese mainland market amid global trade headwinds in the post-virus world, as China's policy to make the domestic market a mainstay in the coming years.

    By Chu Daye in Dongguan | 2020/12/17 22:42:38
  • 70% of China's pledged $60 billion financial support to Africa is already in use or provisioned

    China's cooperation with African is broadening despite the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, and both sides see an increasing necessity for cooperation in the post-virus era, Chinese and African officials said at a forum on Thursday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/12/10 20:33:40
  • China bans more Australian beef, timber over quality hazards

    China issued more import suspension orders on beef and timber from Australia on Monday after quality hazards were spotted, and bilateral trade is now likely to shrink further. Chinese analysts following China-Australia trade said the new suspensions reflect the authorities' responsible attitude to consumers and may cause Australian exports to China to fall another 1 percent.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/12/8 22:18:40
  • Hog breeders head for more profits

    A golden era of high profits for Chinese hog farmers will last one year or more despite climbing pork production as the country gradually emerges from the influence of African swine fever (ASF), farmers and experts told the Global Times.

    By Xie Jun and Chu Daye | 2020/12/8 20:38:40
  • Ore futures surge on strong demand, Canberra tensions

    The frayed China-Australia relationship is behind a sudden peak in iron ore futures prices in China, and a Chinese commodity trading exchange has vowed to crack down on illegal futures trading, iron ore industry analysts said on Monday.

    By Yin Yeping and Chu Daye | 2020/12/7 20:44:28
  • Green Belt and Road

    A number of renewable energy projects backed by Chinese firms have blazed a trail across countries linked to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), propelling a green transformation as the global community seeks a more sustainable recovery in wake of the economic onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused global energy demand and investment to shrink.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/12/7 19:03:40
  • Australian 'boycott' of Chinese products unlikely to happen: experts

    Australian politician Pauline Hanson has called for Australians to boycott products made by factories in the Chinese mainland, but it probably won't happen as it will be hard for the country to replace Chinese products, experts and Australian residents told the Global Times.

    By Xie Jun and Chu Daye | 2020/12/3 22:45:16
  • Frayed trade ties with China 'to slow' Australia's GDP growth

    Although Australia is expected to report a GDP rebound in the third quarter over the previous quarter, the impact on its economic growth from its severely frayed political and economic ties with China is yet to be felt.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/12/1 18:48:41
  • Demand for Australian coal set to fall in China in 2021

    Australia's coal exporters are likely to miss a windfall from China's recovering coal demand in 2021 and the quantity of Australian coal shipments to China reached the lowest point in history in November, analysts and industrial insiders told the Global Times on Sunday.

    By Yin Yeping, Chu Daye and Tao Mingyang | 2020/12/1 3:20:23
  • SE Asia attracts Chinese VC attention as India loses allure

    More Chinese venture capital (VC) firms and technology companies are shifting focus from the once-valuable Indian market, where uncertainty is rising, to emerging markets in Southeast Asia.

    By Zhang Hongpei and Chu Daye | 2020/11/30 19:28:40
  • Limited impact likely as COVID-19 case halts SK Hynix's Chongqing facility

    Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, the world's No.1 production base for laptops, is expected to see limited damage to its memory chip supply chain after a COVID-19 case caused a plant owned by South Korea's semiconductor giant SK Hynix to temporarily halt production, with emergency testing of over 3,200 people. However, there might be some minor price spikes, analysts pointed out.

    By Zhang Hongpei and Chu Daye | 2020/11/29 21:45:39
  • Hualong One nuclear tech reactor starts generating power, turns China into a strong nuclear power

    China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced its Fuqing-5 nuclear reactor, China's first nuclear power project to use China's Hualong One third-generation nuclear technology, successfully generated power, and was connected to the grid early Friday morning, a milestone in China's transformation from a major nuclear power to a strong nuclear power.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/11/27 20:41:37
  • Chinese smartphones dominate Indian market despite new barriers

    Chinese smartphone brands continue to generate huge revenues in Indian market, which they dominate despite the Indian government's move to set up additional barriers and make cross-border flow of goods even more difficult.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/11/26 19:58:40
  • China, Germany urged to dial up partnership

    Germany and China could accelerate their mutual opening-up process to maintain the sound momentum in bilateral trade and investment relations, Chinese analysts said on Wednesday, as the vital talks for a China-EU bilateral investment treaty (BIT) enter the final phase.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/11/25 20:45:50
  • Canberra risks hurting its housing market with increased scrutiny on China: industry observers

    Australia's real estate sector is expected to experience a continued drop in investment from China as bilateral ties plunge to their worst level in decades, after media reports on Chinese investors pulling out of a $58.5 million Sydney property deal after facing an extraordinarily long review time from Australia's foreign investment review panel.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/11/20 18:33:41
  • APEC expected to react coldly to Trump's presumed unilateralism speech at summit

    As global leaders push for free trade at the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the world couldn't help but wonder what kind of "curtain call" US President Donald Trump will deliver during his reportedly confirmed attendance on Friday, his second and probably last at the vital forum for economic cooperation in the world's most vibrant region for growth.

    By Chu Daye and Ma Jingjing | 2020/11/20 11:26:44
  • Shipping lines call for containers

    The container throughput of eight hub ports in China rose 11.1 percent in October, and throughput involving foreign trade increased 11.9 percent year-on-year, 3.3 percentage points faster than in the previous month, according to the China Ports and Harbors Association (CPHA).

    By Yin Yeping and Chu Daye | 2020/11/19 19:53:40
  • US companies emerge as winners from China's Double 11 online shopping spree

    Despite fraught ties and an ongoing trade war between China and the US, American companies seem to have just reaped a bumper sales harvest during China's November shopping festivals that will cushion their virus-battered balance sheet, initial sales data provided by China's e-commerce giants showed on Wednesday.

    By Tu Lei in Hangzhou and Chu Daye in Beijing | 2020/11/11 19:26:06
  • China-Pakistan friendship nurtured a forest in the desert of Gwadar

    During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, the Chinese port operator at Pakistan's southwest Port of Gwadar focused its attention on forest-planting, and has now successfully completed a friendship forest in a city situated in a desert climate, gifting the city its first ever green park.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/11/9 18:58:40
  • HK companies seek business opportunities in mainland via CIIE

    Hong Kong companies attending the third China International Import Expo (CIIE) are eyeing a new role in the country's dual circulation strategy and seeking a buffer zone from the economic onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, China-US trade war and local social unrest last year.

    By Qi Xijia and Chu Daye | 2020/11/4 20:18:40
  • Rejection of Australia barley tariff appeal is welcomed

    China's anti-dumping duties on Australian barley are legitimate, and they have effectively safeguarded the interests of the domestic barley industry, Chinese experts and barley growers said on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/11/3 22:13:41
  • Inspection of Australian lobsters meant to ensure public health

    Moves by Chinese customs to enhance inspection of Australian lobsters represent a normal safety precaution to ensure health of Chinese consumers, analysts said on Monday, after media reports suggested that tons of Australian lobsters were stranded at Chinese airports for inspection.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/11/2 21:23:40
  • China rises to 5G leadership

    China, leading the world in 5G rollout and user base, is still looking for the silver bullet that will allow the new wireless technology to live up to consumer expectations, Chinese telecom analysts said on Sunday — marking the first anniversary of the nation's 5G commercialization.

    By Zhang Hongpei and Chu Daye | 2020/11/1 19:34:10
  • New round of lockdowns in Europe, US dash West's hope of early recovery

    A new round of lockdowns in Europe and parts of the US have dashed hopes in the West of an early recovery this year, Chinese observers said. But they believe China, the country that emerged from the pandemic the strongest, will continue playing the role of stabilizer and backbone to prop up global economic development.

    By Chu Daye and Zhao Yusha | 2020/10/29 22:53:21
  • Highly anticipated 14th 5-Year Plan may focus on 'dual circulation,' tech research independence

    With major changes unfolding around the world and a global economy falling into deep recession due to COVID-19, China's forthcoming 14th Five-Year (2021-25) Plan is expected guide the economy for the years to come and provide the world with an understanding of how the country will achieve its development goals amid worldwide turbulence.

    By Ma Jingjing and Chu Daye | 2020/10/24 16:13:47
  • Telecommunications giant posts 9.9% growth in sales in first three quarters

    Amid ruthless US crackdown, Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei's sales revenue growth in the first three quarters slowed to 9.9 percent year-on-year for the first three quarters of this year, down from a 13.1 percent growth it recorded in the first half year, according to the company's latest financial report released on Friday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/10/23 12:45:18
  • Double-digit gains seen for Double 11 as digital sales soar

    Sales of the Double Eleven (November 11) online shopping festival are expected to post a double-digit increase in China this year, and the growth rate is likely to surpass those of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping promotions in the US, even though China's sales will grow from a much bigger base, a senior Chinese trade expert predicted.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/10/22 19:43:40
  • Strong Q3 GDP results leave ample policy options to ensure whole-year growth of 2-3% despite COVID-19

    The Chinese economy bounced back into positive territory — growing 0.7 percent — in the first three quarters of the year after the country has put COVID-19 epidemic under control, official data showed on Monday, as analysts predicted a further recovery would be sustained in the upcoming fourth quarter to ensure a whole-year GDP growth of 2-3 percent.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/10/19 19:42:29
  • China's retail sales projected to grow 8% in 2021: economist

    China's retail sales shrank 7.2 percent between January and September under the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but economists said that domestic consumers' steady confidence in the nation's stable and bright economic prospects is expected to propel retail sales to 8 percent growth in 2021.

    By Ma Jingjing and Chu Daye | 2020/10/19 19:08:40
  • Virtual trade fair highlights strong economic rebound

    Empty exhibition halls, vacant parking lots and very few people pass by - no hustle and bustle, just data flowing on the display screens, and 26,000 traders and exhibitors displaying and browsing 2.35 million items virtually in the command center in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province. Indeed, this is "ground zero" for the Canton Fair, one of the world's largest trade shows.

    By Chi Jingyi in Guangzhou and Chu Daye in Beijing | 2020/10/15 21:59:52
  • EU tariffs on Chinese aluminum to raise costs for European firms

    An EU decision to impose anti-dumping duties of up to 48 percent on Chinese aluminum extrusion products will have a limited impact on Chinese aluminum exports in general, but it will increase production costs for downstream EU companies, Chinese experts and analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/10/14 19:47:57
  • Exports firing on all cylinders in Q3

    The world's factory hummed “unexpected strongly” in the third quarter as China posted a record 10.2-percent increase in exports amid the spread of COVID-19 globally, with foreign demand warming up and domestic manufacturing activity getting back to normal.

    By Chu Daye and Xie Jun | 2020/10/13 18:48:40
  • Q3 export surge puts China on track to achieve 5% GDP growth amid COVID-19 pandemic: analysts

    The world's factory was humming in the third quarter as China posted a better-than-expected 10.2 percent increase in exports amid the rampant spread of COVID-19 globally, with foreign demand warming up and domestic manufacturing activity getting back to normal, supporting quarterly GDP growth in the medium to high range.

    By Chu Daye and Xie Jun | 2020/10/13 10:00:02
  • Shenzhen ushers in new pilot reforms

    In a highly anticipated move, China's central authorities released detailed measures on Sunday which aim to build Shenzhen, a city neighboring Hong Kong, into a socialist demonstration area in the next five years, underscoring the country's determination of further opening-up amid growing external pressure, as well as its ambition of integrating its reform pioneer deeper into a greater bay area that could rival others like Tokyo and San Francisco.

    By Chen Qingqing, Chi Jingyi and Chu Daye | 2020/10/12 0:23:39
  • S. Korean companies not scaling down business links with China

    South Korean companies are not scaling down transactions with China even as some of them make global supply chain changes after the COVID-19 outbreak, a survey showed over the weekend. Chinese experts said the survey showed that most South Korean firms are betting on the Chinese market for their recovery.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/28 19:28:40
  • Nation demonstrates third-generation nuclear reactor CAP1400

    The research and development work for China's domestic third-generation nuclear reactor project called CAP1400 (Guo He One) has been completed, State Power Investment Corp (SPIC) announced on Monday.

    By Huang Lanlan and Chu Daye | 2020/9/28 18:52:52
  • Exporting TikTok tech to US unlikely

    As ByteDance, parent company of viral short-form video app TikTok, applied to Chinese authorities for a permit for the TikTok deal in the US, Chinese analysts said the chance of approval of the current arrangement is slim over technological, legal and political reasons.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/24 20:18:41
  • WTO gets moral support from G20

    Chinese World Trade Organization (WTO) experts said the world trade body received needed nominal support after the trade and investment ministers of the Group of 20 (G20) countries vowed on Tuesday to support the necessary reform of the WTO.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/23 21:53:40
  • Wary response to India's 'softening' on banning Chinese products

    Chinese netizens and experts expressed caution after India's minister of electronics and information technology said last week there are no proposals to ban all China-linked mobile apps or exclude Chinese companies from 5G contracts for wireless equipment. He made the comments during a question-and-answer session in the Indian parliament.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/22 20:19:57
  • India's loan to Maldives 'politically motivated'

    India's aid to the Maldives comes with geopolitical ulterior motives, a Chinese analyst said on Monday, commenting on India's just announced loan to help the island nation emerge from the post-virus economic crisis.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/21 21:43:40
  • Top Chinese tech players make a splash in Singapore

    As a video clip featuring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hunting down Chinese apps goes viral on Indian social media, many Chinese internet firms are expanding their footprints in Singapore, a global financial hub in Southeast Asia.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/16 22:23:41
  • August economic data show improved outlook for GDP expansion

    China's major economic indicators continued to rebound in August, despite the dual pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic and the summer flooding, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye and Chen Qingqing | 2020/9/15 18:48:40
  • China's investment sharply down in Australia amid rising bilateral tensions

    Australia successfully shut its door to Chinese investment, which has fallen to a fraction of its peak two years ago, Chinese analysts said on Monday in response to a study released on Sunday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/14 21:03:40
  • Plan for Tesla to sell Made-in-China Model 3 to Asia, EU makes sense: analysts

    Chinese automotive analysts said on Friday that Tesla's reported plan to export Made-in-China Model 3 vehicles to Asian and European markets makes perfect sense, as it seems to be part of the US electric car firm's "build-in" China strategy.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/11 23:32:51
  • US stock rout is linked to Trump administration's technology war

    The US stock market's recent rout is in part linked to the Trump administration's escalating technology war with Beijing, a Chinese stock analyst said on Wednesday, after the NASDAQ officially entered correction territory, having lost more than 10 percent in the past three sessions and suffering its worst week since March.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/9 19:48:40
  • Speedy work made on new catalogue encouraging foreign investment: vice minister

    China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) is set to roll out the latest revised catalogue of industries that encourage foreign investment, Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen said at the China International Fair for Investment & Trade on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/9 1:01:24
  • Game over for Indian players as government bans Chinese apps: analysts

    India's mobile gaming companies may lack the ability to fill the void in the domestic market after the Indian government widened its ban on Chinese apps, including the phenomenon PUBG developed by Chinese internet giant Tencent, analysts said.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/7 20:33:40
  • Australian economy faces dim outlook

    Australia, once a model among Western countries in fighting COVID-19 earlier this year, has recorded its first recession in 29 years amid a sudden resurgence of the pandemic. Chinese analysts said Canberra's politicization of its trade and economic ties with China, its largest trading partner, will delay the country's economic recovery.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/2 21:43:40
  • New export controls won't have big impact on BDS services: insider

    China's efforts to better protect some of its most advanced technologies, through the means of a newly updated export control catalogue published on Friday, will not slow down global use of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), an industry insider told the Global Times on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/9/1 20:18:40
  • Chinese partners may begin making Russia's Sputnik V vaccine in November

    The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which provided funding for the Sputnik V vaccine, is in in talks with Chinese partners, producers and distributors and eyeing for production of the Russian vaccine as earlier as in November, the head of the Russian sovereign fund told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Chu Daye and Hu Yuwei | 2020/8/31 19:33:41
  • Canberra's move to veto BRI deal weighs on its recovery amid virus

    A move by Australia's federal government to seek new legislation for its “national interests,” which will give Canberra the power to veto the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) deal reached between the state of Victoria and China, could worsen souring bilateral ties, Chinese experts said Thursday.

    By Wang Bozun and Chu Daye | 2020/8/27 21:38:40
  • China and US chief trade negotiators hold talks, agree to push for phase one deal

    The phone call made on Tuesday by chief trade talk negotiators from China and the US and the ensuing announcements showed that there is still enough will from the two sides to implement the phase one trade deal, despite doubts that the deal might be on shaky ground after the call was not held at a pre-scheduled time, Chinese analysts said on Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/8/25 20:45:35
  • Foreign firms marvel at Shenzhen's rise

    Foreign companies that have witnessed China's reform and opening-up firsthand in Shenzhen, the pioneering city in South China's Guangdong Province, said that their businesses flourished in the Chinese market as Shenzhen underwent tremendous transformation over the past four decades, and they are eager to participate in the city's next chapter as its openness and inclusiveness remain unchanged.

    By Zhang Dan and Chu Daye | 2020/8/24 23:08:41
  • ByteDance to sue US govt over TikTok ban on Monday

    ByteDance, the parent company of short-video platform TikTok, confirmed on Sunday that it will file a lawsuit on Monday (US time) against the Trump administration over its executive order, in the first fight back by a Chinese corporation against US President Donald Trump's clampdown on Chinese social media amid an escalating tech war.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/8/23 21:17:58
  • Apple makes history, Chinese market helps

    Amid a trade war that has seen huge amount of money lost on both sides of the Pacific, and persistent attempts by the Donald Trump administration to decouple with China in the technology sphere, Wall Street placed the laureate of the world's most valuable listed company on Apple Inc, the giant that is most reliant on the Chinese mainland market among the four largest US tech giants.

    By Chu Daye and Ma Jingjing | 2020/8/20 22:06:53
  • New Delhi still welcomes Chinese investment: experts

    Despite some Indians calling for boycotting Chinese products, Chinese businesses investing there are mostly positive, pinning hope on its growing market.

    By Chu Daye and Zhang Hongpei | 2020/8/20 20:38:40
  • Import diversification efforts for iron ore pay off in 1H, trend to continue

    The world's steel mills are back to business, with iron ore prices soaring in August, but Chinese analysts said the market share enjoyed by Australian and Brazilian iron ore may decline in the future, given the trend seen in the first half.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/8/17 22:28:10
  • Tesla broke contract in group buying dispute: lawyers

    Chinese netizens staged a heated debate after US electric carmaker Tesla terminated the contract of a client who took part in a promotional group purchase offered by Pinduoduo, one of China's largest e-commerce platforms known for team purchases.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/8/16 22:43:40
  • China to prioritize safety inspections of ports after Beirut blast

    China's top leader expressed condolences to the victims of the deadly blast in the Lebanese capital Beirut, and the Chinese Foreign Ministry said China is willing to offer help, while Chinese UN peacekeepers in Lebanon stand by for rescue operations in the country.

    By Leng Shumei, Cao Siqi and Chu Daye | 2020/8/5 21:08:40
  • India's checks on re-routed imports to have little impact: expert

    China should watch how far India can go in its reported intention to increase the barriers on imports from Southeast Asian countries to restrict Chinese goods entering the country via re-routing, Chinese experts said Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/8/4 18:48:40
  • TikTok ban extension of US economic, political assaults

    Following a string of acts against Chinese companies ranging from Huawei to those listed on US stock exchanges, the Trump administration is now targeting TikTok, the short-form video app owned by a Beijing-based tech company, saying that they would ban its operations in the US.

    By Xie Jun and Chu Daye | 2020/8/2 20:08:38
  • India's 5G solution 'unlikely' homegrown: analysts

    India's homegrown 5G solution, announced by the country's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, is unlikely to be entirely a domestic effort, Chinese telecom analysts said Monday.

    By Chu Daye and Shen Weiduo | 2020/7/20 21:01:38
  • CPEC construction will not be hindered by COVID-19 pandemic: expert

    The construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will not be decelerated but is instead progressing, a leading Chinese academic on the CPEC told the Global Times after Indian media reported that Chinese personnel working at CPEC projects lodged concerns over virus prevention and control efforts by the Pakistani government.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/7/20 20:48:42
  • Insiders upbeat on Hubei travel market

    Industry insiders are upbeat in the tourism sector in Central China's Hubei Province after the province resumed group travels across the provincial border, a milestone in China's fight to contain the COVID-19 epidemic.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/7/19 21:35:27
  • China very likely to achieve 2-3 percent GDP growth for 2020: economists

    China's economy is likely to grow 2-3 percent in 2020 and above 5 percent growth in the second half, riding on the momentum of a speedy economic rebound that propelled China's second-quarter GDP to return to an expansion of 3.2 percent, Chinese economists said.

    By Li Xuanmin and Chu Daye | 2020/7/16 16:22:35
  • China's GDP up 3.2% in Q2, becomes 1st major economy to return to growth in wake of COVID-19

    China's GDP contracted 1.6 percent for the first time in the first half of a year in nearly three decades, battered by COVID-19 headwinds. But in the second quarter, the economy grew 3.2 percent, reversing from a 6.8-percent contraction in the first quarter, a sign of the resilience deeply rooted in China's economy amid a global freefall when the coronavirus pandemic has plunged most major economies into a near standstill.

    By Li Xuanmin and Chu Daye | 2020/7/16 10:00:53
  • China's GDP likely expanded 2-3% in Q2

    High-frequency data such as industrial power consumption and raw steel production are pointing to a stronger June industrial performance that could result in the Chinese economy returning to positive territory with a growth rate of 2-3 percent in the second quarter, Chinese analysts said Wednesday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/7/15 23:23:40
  • Lockheed Martin faces China's sanctions over Taiwan deal

    China will impose sanctions on US-based arms producer Lockheed Martin, the main contractor of the recertification of its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense missiles of the island of Taiwan.

    By Liu Xuanzun, Chu Daye and Tu Lei | 2020/7/14 21:16:34
  • China-India sea trade rates rise amid India's economic hostility toward China

    Shipping rates from China to India are rising, partly due to global shipping firms' rate hikes and partly due to India's economic hostility toward China, industry insiders told the Global Times.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/7/13 21:33:40
  • Shanghai ranks third in shipping world backed by high-end services: industry index

    For the first time in six years, Shanghai has become one of the world's top three shipping centers, an industry report showed.

    By Qi Xijia and Chu Daye | 2020/7/12 21:28:40
  • Chinese app service providers in India to shed local jobs quickly

    Chinese app service providers hamstrung by India's ban could begin closing their offices and shedding local jobs in the country in a month's time, an industry insider told the Global Times Thursday.

    By Chu Daye and Zhang Hongpei | 2020/7/9 20:28:41
  • Chinese materials indispensible to Indian Army's armor equipment despite boycott campaign

    It may come as a surprise to many that amid the current fanfare of India's "boycott China" campaign and other animosity toward Chinese goods and companies, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has admitted to the country's parliament that there was "no embargo" on imports of raw materials from China for the manufacturing of protective jackets for the army.

    By Chu Daye and Yin Yeping | 2020/7/8 19:43:40
  • India begins to target Chinese investment, inviting Chinese retaliation

    India is posturing for a complete economic decoupling from China, willing to decapitate its high-tech upstarts as media reports suggested a key technology venture risked facing a cut-off from Chinese capital.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/7/6 19:18:40
  • 50% cut in Chinese FDI poses bleak prospect for Indian economy

    Double blows from the COVID-19 pandemic and hostility of the Indian government may turn 2020 into a turning point for Chinese investment to India, according to a Global Times survey of experts on China-India economic and trade relations.

    By Chu Daye and Ma Jingjing | 2020/6/30 19:43:40
  • China can help India fight desert locust invasion

    China could help India to address a locust plague with its emergency response capacity in pest control, although Chinese experts and industry insiders pointed out that the Indian government should create the right conditions for such disaster relief, citing the "boycott China" movement in the country and intentional delays at Indian customs in recent days.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/6/28 20:03:43
  • Chinese Yuan needs more currency swap programs to achieve internationalization: NDB

    Chinese domestic currency's global footprint could be expanded further provided the implementation of more currency swap programs that allow the New Development Bank (NDB) to issue yuan-denominated loans to economies of the BRICS countries; that is, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the NDB bank's vice president told the Global Times in a recent interview.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/6/26 17:15:34
  • Maharashtra's decision intensifies investors' worries

    India is being “incredible” with one of its most developed states putting on hold business plans with Chinese companies in the wake of the recent border clash, a Chinese expert said.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/6/23 19:48:40
  • As China diversifies imports, time running out for Australia

    Time is running out for Canberra to repair fraught ties with Beijing, which have deteriorated sharply in recent months, as China has diversified its agricultural product imports, allowing four more Russian dairy companies to enter the Chinese market, Chinese experts said on Monday.

    By Wang Bozun and Chu Daye | 2020/6/22 19:48:40
  • China implements more US orders, unrelated to Hawaii meeting

    Chinese experts following the China-US trade deal said on Friday that "large numbers of signed but hitherto unimplemented" purchase contracts are beginning to be executed.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/6/19 20:23:40
  • Frozen seafood imports to sustain losses after coronavirus outbreak in Beijing's Xinfadi market

    Imports of frozen and freezing food will take a heavy hit due to a series of probes launched after a sudden coronavirus outbreak at Beijing's Xinfadi market points to risks in cold chain logistics and consumers choosing to stay away from the food, Chinese expert and industry insiders said on Friday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/6/19 14:13:40
  • Chinese companies pioneer Africa's economic reboot

    From donating personal prevention equipment to training locals in pandemic prevention knowledge, Chinese companies have been helping African countries combat COVID-19 spread while assisting them to revive economies, representatives from the companies told the Global Times.

    By Chu Daye and Wang Bozun | 2020/6/17 21:58:40
  • Giants battle for market share as consumer spending rebounds in 618 shopping festival

    Domestic e-commerce giants are engaged in a pitched battle for the mid-year online shopping spree known as "618 shopping festival," offering unprecedented discounts and rebates and miscellaneous promotions, as China's consumption has recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

    By Xie Jun and Chu Daye | 2020/6/17 21:48:40
  • China's economy is recovering in May, but statistics underline growth difficulty

    China's industrial output, fixed-asset investment and retail sales continued to rebound in May, the second full month after the world's second-largest economy reopened after it largely contained the COVID-19 outbreak.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/6/15 19:28:40
  • Domestic coal glut bad sign for mines Down Under

    A persisting supply glut in China's coal industry in recent weeks is increasing the likelihood that China will restrict Australian coal imports as bilateral ties plunge to their coldest point in decades, Chinese analysts said Thursday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/6/11 20:48:40
  • Australia's 'semi-decoupling' tactics to face China's countermeasures

    Australia's years of effort to constrain investment from China with its “semi-decoupling” tactics have paid off, after a report by KPMG and the University of Sydney showed that China's outbound direct investment (ODI) into Australia fell 62 percent during 2018-19 to $3.4 billion, the lowest level in a decade.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/6/9 21:18:40
  • Chinese standards to remain in proposed extension of Jakarta-Bandung rail: expert

    A top Chinese expert in Asian affairs said that the reported combination of the ongoing Jakarta-Bandung railway and the planned Jakarta-Surabaya railway will likely bring Chinese standards to the extended line.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/6/8 20:53:40
  • Australia tries to blame China

    Australia's claim that China has ignored its request for trade discussions is an attempt to shift the blame for deteriorating China-Australia relations to Beijing, and Canberra is the party that is responsible for distorting bilateral ties, Chinese experts said Monday.

    By Wang Bozun and Chu Daye | 2020/6/8 20:48:40
  • Hainan's star set to rise

    China unveiled on Monday a much-anticipated master plan for the Hainan free trade port, aiming to build the tropical island province into a globally influential, high-level free trade port by the middle of the century.

    By Chu Daye and Chi Jingyi | 2020/6/1 22:28:41
  • Indian students 'no substitute' for Australia

    An Australian effort to make up for losses in its overseas student market from China, its biggest source, with Indian students faces a reality check, Chinese experts said on Monday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/6/1 19:38:40
  • US 'unlikely' to leapfrog in 6G race

    A US leapfrog from 5G to 6G, the futuristic telecommunication technologies, to deny China's lead in 5G is probably just wishful thinking, Chinese industry experts said on Sunday, after a top executive from Huawei Technologies confirmed the company's early-stage investment in 6G by pointing to the use of millimeter waves.

    By Chu Daye and Ma Jingjing | 2020/5/31 19:43:40
  • Facing US tech war, China needs to turn to homegrown innovations

    China should forgo the illusion of obtaining technology from the US, and turn to homegrown innovations, and Chinese companies should prepare for a “tech war” lasting a decade, Chinese experts said Sunday in response to the US' blacklisting 33 Chinese entities on Friday.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/5/24 21:38:40
  • As trucks pack at border, calls rise for easing to support China-Russia trade

    Chinese and Russian transport authorities may allow more freight trucks to pass through border checkpoints under proper epidemic control and prevention measures to relieve a backlog at the border, according to a Russian media report.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/5/21 19:08:40
  • China imposes punitive duties on Aussie barley, more products could be probed

    More Australian products, including seafood and dairy goods, could run into trouble in China after Beijing slapped an 80-percent tariff on Australian barley after a two-year antidumping and countervailing probe, Chinese experts said Tuesday.

    By Chu Daye and Wang Bozun | 2020/5/19 21:13:41
  • China's tourist traffic 'warms up' as destinations open up amid contained COVID-19 situation

    China's tourism sector is "warming up," media reports showed, citing data recorded in the first two days of the May Day holidays, as China cautiously reopened its tourism industry on the first major public holiday period since the COVID-19 outbreak began.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/5/3 17:33:40
  • China's self-employed seek lifeline amid pandemic

    This article is part of a multi-part series Global Times' investigation into the severity of unemployment issues in China in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. It encompasses hyped up and false claims by certain foreign media that social unrest in China might be imminent. This article in particular focuses on the impact of the pandemic on 80 million self-employed business owners and their 200 million workers.

    By Ma Jingjing and Chu Daye | 2020/4/30 0:15:40
  • Chinese state-owned companies building makeshift quarantine hospitals in Maldives

    A number of Chinese companies are allocating their manpower and resources to help the Maldives promptly build temporary quarantine hospitals amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Chinese Ambassador to the Maldives Zhang Lizhong.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/4/27 22:48:40