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China should unite all forces to counter 'decoupling'

In its COVID-19 prevention and control, China has adopted strict quarantine measures, including adjustments to international civil aviation policies to prevent imported cases. However, regretfully, these moves are misinterpreted by some Western countries as "decoupling" from the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 19:58:22

US tech giants 'bask in' Trump govt's crushing Chinese apps

With a sweeping government ban on Chinese apps, India has presented a "rosy market" for US firms who had lost advantage to compete with Chinese firms in that market. Right after Chinese short-video platform TikTok being banned by New Delhi, YouTube rolled out its TikTok-like app, ready to take over the market share.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 20:31:56

China, EU should dismiss cacophony about BIT talks

During a virtual summit on Monday, the Chinese and EU leaders stated their commitment to speed up the negotiations on the China-EU Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) to achieve the goal of concluding the negotiations within this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 12:51:42

Suga-led Japan would not follow Trump's decoupling strategy

Yoshihide Suga, new president of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, is set to succeed Shinzo Abe as the country's prime minister soon. With COVID-19 containment and economic rebooting as his primary tasks, it is believed that, rather than recklessly following the US' "decoupling China" policy, Suga-led Japan will further enhance Japan's economic and trade ties with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 20:34:53

China's domestic consumption to continue spiraling up in 2020

China has released a series of major indicators of economic performance for August on Tuesday, including consumption and fixed-asset investment. According to the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the retail sales have returned to positive growth last month - the first this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 18:33:24

Inflaming nationalism won't help India's struggling economy

In its latest move of outrageous nationalism against China, an India media outlet published an animation "Modi - The App Hunter," in which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was depicted as a machine-gun shooter slaughtering civilian characters representing popular Chinese apps like WeChat and TikTok.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 15:52:49

Trump's WeChat ban to strangle US businesses in China

Concerns over the Trump administration's proposed WeChat ban, which could go into effect later this month, are growing, as Trump's deadline for the forced sale of TikTok US operations also draws near. Though the fate of TikTok's US assets is unclear, what's certain is that Trump will strangle US businesses in China, if he recklessly moves to ban WeChat.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 21:17:54

China-ASEAN trade growth is shored up by solid foundation

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has secured its position as China's largest trading partner in the first eight months of the year. According to statistics from China Customs, trade between China and ASEAN totaled $416.6 billion during the period, $16 billion more than China's second-largest trading partner the EU.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 18:30:17

Businesses' grievances should arouse reflection in Australia

Raiding Chinese journalists' homes, cancelling academics' visas … the political paranoia about "Chinese influence" is pushing Canberra into hysteria. While Aussie politicians seem determined to indulge their anti-China mindset to escalate tensions, its business community is voicing a louder opposition.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 19:58:55

Expanding China-US market interdependence remains important

China-US tensions are rising due to Washington's continuous escalation of its containment of the world's second largest economy. Since some US politicians have been recklessly banging the drum of the "decoupling" theory, voices in China have emerged arguing that it might be a better choice for China to decouple from the American economy as well to shun the US government' bigotry and coercion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 18:48:40