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Independent view of Huawei crucial for European interests

The news that German telecoms carrier Deutsche Telekom's ties with Huawei have seen an attitude reversal reveals the Chinese 5G frontrunner remains in troubled water in Europe despite its technological and product advancements.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 20:07:14

UK economy can't afford rejection of Chinese firms over HK

Having originally said it would give Huawei a "limited role" in the construction of its 5G network, the UK is now looking to phase the Chinese telecoms giant out of its plans entirely, giving rise to concerns that will it choose to turn against more Chinese companies for unknown political reasons.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 21:39:52

India-US trade slump shows decoupling with China impractical

India has seen a drastic slump in trade with the US after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With both countries speeding along the path to higher numbers of infections, bilateral trade - as well as India's fragile economy - may continue to endure grim prospects.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 23:43:27

HSBC investing in China driven by interests, not politics

For commercial institutions, the initial determiner of an investment plan is the growth potential and development prospect of a market or industry which could maximize profits in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 22:26:45

Has Europe been naive about its foreign policy toward China for 40 years?

Certain European politicians and scholars have been repeatedly using the word “naive” to describe Europe's foreign policies toward China, defining China as a “systemic rival” and claiming that the EU's naive era is over. Such a notion also reveals a trace of helplessness, self-pity and even frustration over its ignorance, with the words between the lines reading Europe's judgment on China has been wrong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/5 18:21:31

How EVFTA will impact China-Vietnam industrial chain?

Vietnam's National Assembly recently ratified the European Union Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA). What substantive changes will these two agreements have on both sides? Will some Vietnamese people' plan to get rid of Vietnam's economic dependence on China become a reality?
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 19:13:23

China may further loosen monetary policy to bolster growth

In its first three weeks of open market operations in June, the People's Bank of China (PBC), the country's central bank, has been taking liquidity away from the market. Keeping the benchmark lending rate unchanged, the central bank's monetary "tightening" has upset market expectations of further easing. Investors are concerned that the overall monetary policy in the second half of the year may continue to tighten.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 17:46:42

Indian app ban won't affect Chinese tech

India recently banned 59 Chinese apps, further pushing its economic nationalism. Western media reports said that the move may obstruct China's high-tech development, which is quite far-fetched and absurd. The measure won't cast a shadow on the Chinese high-tech sector, nor bring any serious damage to Chinese firms on the list.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 10:25:36

Economic decoupling possible if India doesn't calm down

Following the recent deadly border clash, India's overheating nationalism against China has spilled over into economic fields. There is a rising risk of a significant economic decoupling between the two nations if India continues to damage bilateral relations or intentionally causes more border conflicts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 16:57:37

Using SWIFT settlements to threaten China will backfire

As bilateral tensions continue to elevate, the US has been taking up various measures to contain China. Russian media recently reported that the US may even roll out extreme financial blockades to hamstring China and Russia, which could mean excluding the two countries from the US dollar denominated international payment network or SWIFT, a drastic move that will bring huge destruction to the international financial system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 20:35:10

India's Chinese app ban will hurt Indian IT workers and escalate tensions

The recent stand-off between China and India has made headlines around the world, especially since it turned ugly and resulted in unfortunate casualties on both sides. Although calm minds from both should have dominated the waves to de-escalate the situation, we saw a very different trend fueled by a segment of the Indian media. A nationalistic hype is being generated by the mainstream media which has the potential to transform into a nationalistic frenzy. Though unfortunate events occurred at the border, the situation must not be turned into an opportunity for warmongers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 18:09:14

Indian nationalism may sink trade with China over 30%

India's recently accelerating nationalism toward China has spilled to economic areas. That, coupled with the fallout of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, could cause bilateral trade to plunge more than 30 percent this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 20:54:17

What factors are holding back economic growth of India?

Major global credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings, S&P Global Ratings and Moody's have all trimmed their sovereign ratings for India to the lowest investment grade. S&P expects the Indian economy to shrink by 5 percent in the current fiscal year. Even as COVID-19 rampages across the country, India has ended its nationwide lockdown, severely troubling its economy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 17:32:30

Canadian exporters should value China market amid pandemic

China has enhanced its inspection and quarantine of imported goods following the latest coronavirus outbreak in Beijing. An investigation at Xinfadi market found that a chopping board for imported salmon tested positive for the virus. With risks surrounding the potential contamination of food emerging, it was reasonable and necessary for China's government to impose stricter inspections to secure the health and safety of the Chinese people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/23 22:35:18

Confrontation with China 'suicide' for Indian economy

India has recently intensified tensions with China following a fatal border clash. There is a campaign to boycott Chinese products and Indian authorities are reportedly mulling higher trade barriers. These are undoubtedly suicide paths for India's economic development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/22 21:39:19

Beijing's new infections uptick won't derail economic recovery

A second wave of COVID-19 infections in Beijing has raised concerns about China's economic growth, which has just started gaining momentum. After the city Tuesday announced an upgrade of its virus prevention and control measures to level II, hundreds of flights to and from Beijing are canceled now.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/18 20:54:26

India should curb 'boycott China' voices after border clash

Following a fatal physical clash between Chinese and Indian border defense troops in the Galwan Valley region, some extreme anti-China groups and individuals in India have been promoting a China "boycott."
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 19:25:30

Deflation, inflation concerns largely unwarranted

China recently revealed its 2.4 percent consumer price index (CPI) and a 3.7 percent decline in its producer price index (PPI) for May, both lower than previous forecasts. Concerns have risen that the CPI in the second half of the year may decline to a range of 1-2 percent, leading to deflation and a prolonged economic recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 21:33:40