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Can China copy 'iPhone model' with Tesla?

At the beginning of 2020, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Elon Musk received two gifts: Tesla stocks hit record prices and the company gained the ability to raise low-interest-rate funds. Both gifts were "made in China" benefits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 20:29:54

China-US competition in digital era

China-US competition in the internet and digital economy era is entirely different from the US' competition with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 20:17:13

BIT not related to phase one trade deal

The China-EU bilateral investment treaty (BIT) negotiations and the China-US phase one trade deal are unrelated.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 21:34:09

Drawing connections between BIT, phase one trade deal makes no sense

It makes no sense to draw connections between the China-EU bilateral investment treaty (BIT) negotiations and the China-US phase one trade deal.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 22:24:02

What's next after per capita GDP exceeds $10,000?

China's 2019 gross domestic product reached 99.1 trillion yuan ($14.4 trillion), and per capita GDP made a breakthrough, for the first time achieving $10,000. China's per capita GDP is close to the central value of the income range of upper-middle-income countries, and China is a typical middle-income country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 19:28:40

Trade deal must be mutually implemented

The phase one trade deal between China and the US is a mutually beneficial agreement.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 20:13:42

Implementing China-US trade deal should be two-way

If China agrees to specific purchases including semiconductor in the phase one trade deal, it will involve companies like Huawei - whether the US allows suppliers to sell devices to Huawei? If the US does not, how could the specific purchases be reached?
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 0:13:24

Wary consumer wallets present biggest risk to chip titan TSMC

Chip titan TSMC looks immune to trade and supply chain disruptions, but not to consumer wallets.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2020/1/15 19:23:19

Voices

Personal credit is not a 'super police' that can interfere in people's private lives. It's also not for the purpose of selecting social, moral role models. All credit scores should stay in the field of personal financial credit, and should not go beyond that.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 19:18:40

Trade deal needs follow-up mechanism

The signature of the phase one trade deal between China and the US is significant for three reasons.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 18:52:58

VOICES

The global governance system is facing changes, providing China with opportunities. China needs to make a better plan to cope with the rising potential challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 20:18:40

Scientific attitude required to define 6G

It was recently reported that a Japanese company has developed a chip based on “sixth-generation” (6G) technology, which is 40 times faster than 5G technology. The news has attracted widespread attention.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 19:18:40

Blended finance to relieve African debt risk

In the beginning of 2020, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi started his visit to Africa – a tradition maintained for 30 years. The move has underscored an ever-stronger China-Africa friendship over time. Amid widespread protectionism and unilateralism, China is a determined supporter of Africa's development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 20:28:40

Revolutionary SOE reform taking place

Despite China-US trade tensions and some new skepticism about the direction of China's reforms, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are set to change radically. A new large-scale reorganization is about to begin, and it could revolutionize the efficiency of the sector and boost overall national growth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 18:23:40

Yuan set to be strong with or without a trade deal

A prolonged, bitter trade war between China and the US sent the yuan on a roller-coaster ride in 2019. Markets are now breathing a sigh of relief as the Chinese currency had a stable finish in 2019 and continues to gain momentum in 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 13:50:36

Foreign firms that choose China will profit

The year 2020 has begun in economic, political and military turmoil, placing international investors at a crossroads.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 20:03:40

Long-term mechanism key to trade talks

At the beginning of the new year, US President Donald Trump tweeted that a phase one trade deal would be signed at the White House on January 15. He also said he would visit Beijing following its signature, and begin phase two negotiations. It is clear that the world's two largest economies are far from the end of their trade talks, and a global trade pattern has yet to be determined.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 18:33:41

Will China Railway Express boom in 2020?

During the month of December we have celebrated the fifth anniversary of the first cargo train Yiwu-Madrid (China Railway Express). In November of 2014, the Chinese and Spanish Governments both witnessed the longest railway route in the world being born. By then, the company responsible of the initiative, Yixinou, was able to manage one train to one destination. Five years later, we are confident to reach a total number of 500 trains operating to 11 different worldwide destinations departing or arriving in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 18:28:40