The maiden commercial flight by China's first domestically-manufactured large passenger aircraft C919 on Sunday marks its official entry into the civil aviation market, which represents not only a milestone for China's high-end manufacturing, but also ushers in a new era for the cooperation between Chinese manufacturers and foreign companies.
The US move of labeling China for committing "economic coercion" is putting its allies like South Korea in an awkward position when it comes to the latter's normal economic and trade cooperation with China. Their economies could face significant risks if they don't adopt a pragmatic approach to the dilemma.
A double-digit drop in German exports to China has triggered debate and concerns in Europe's biggest economy over whether it has become the victim of "mounting security and trade tensions between Beijing and Washington," the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
Despite the drastic changes in the external environment due to the sharp rise in global geopolitical risks and the growing major power rivalry, Chinese companies are still showing strong interest in overseas investment. This requires not only a focus on execution, but also support from the government as to how to maintain record enthusiasm.
While some in Australia may appear to see China's joining of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as an important bargaining chip at a time when China-Australia economic and trade relations face a critical period of thawing and returning to the right track, what they shouldn't miss is the bigger picture that China's participation in the partnership could be of great significance to the trade and investment treaty's future development.
With the Group of Seven (G7) countries at the Hiroshima summit aligned on a "de-risk, not decouple" approach toward China, some Western media outlets had claimed that Japan appears to be a beneficiary under this new development. However, the problem is what Japan is going to pay for "decoupling" from China.
While some European politicians appear to have hardened their China stance, European companies are busily ramping up investment in China. Such a profound contradiction is a reflection that it is not easy for Europe to “decouple” from the Chinese economy.
The danger of an “Economic NATO” is that it is encouraging countries that maliciously impinge on China's red lines of core interests and tying all member countries to a chariot that is rushing to engage in economic warfare with China.
Despite the seemingly strengthened US-South Korea alliance, the importance of China-South Korea economic cooperation is still irreplaceable for the South Korean economy.
Whether the Western expectations for China's economy are high or low, it won't affect China from continuing to do its own things at its own pace, which, at the current moment is to carefully protect its momentum of returning to a normal growth track.
It is the concept of equality and mutual benefits that unites China and Central Asian countries, which is in stark contrast to the way the US ropes in allies and forms small circles in geopolitical games under the banner of cooperation.
The theory of “China's rise is about to peak” is nothing but a new variation of the tired “China collapse” cliché. It reflects American elites' lack of confidence in dealing with current economic challenges.
Despite the increasing positive signs for the thawing of China-Australia economic and trade relations, whether bilateral trade is really heading toward “a warm spring” is still up to whether Canberra can find a pragmatic point in balancing its economic and political imperatives.
With the global de-dollarization trend gaining momentum, the US trick of raising its debt limit to mitigate its default risk may now be very close to pushing the US treasuries to a dangerous tipping point.
Whether the Italian government will renew its BRI deal with China, which is set to expire early next year, has recently become a new target among Western media outlets. But China-Italy cooperation should not be undermined by such idle reports.
At a time when the US is trying to shift some manufacturing orders to ASEAN and Latin American countries, it should be noted that Chinese exports to those developing countries are also booming.
The EU's needs to speed up its energy transition and China's huge advantages in related industries still represent great potential for China-EU new-energy cooperation, which is also a key area to test the EU's policy stance toward China.
The US has advanced the formation of a Western buyers' club for minerals, with the apparent aim of squeezing China out of key mineral supply chains. Such “decoupling” has come at the expense of the global environment.
As a sovereign country, Malaysia has the right to pursue economic development, and in this process, creating a fair business environment for foreign enterprises and opposing US long-arm jurisdiction will help it to better achieve its own prosperity.
Fears of further bank collapses after the failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank are seemingly haunting the market again as US regional banks at the heart of the liquidity crunch storm continue to struggle to stay afloat. It proves one thing that the Biden administration can hardly find quick fix to crisis incurred by long-time problems.
It is not China or any other country, but the US itself that sets off the inevitable trend of de-dollarization, thanks to its hegemonic behaviors such as unilateral sanctions. What people fight against is not US dollar, but US dollar hegemony.
Green cooperation is also an important lever for deepening China-Europe cooperation, especially under the current situation. Cooperation between the two sides will play a crucial role in enhancing mutual trust.
The US' attempt to force South Korean chipmakers to share the losses American companies suffered in the Chinese market is an apparent act of bullying full of arrogance.
India has accelerated its de-dollarization process in foreign trade. While Washington has been luring India into its containment campaign against China, India's abandoning the US dollar in certain trade is significant.
If India cannot improve the quality of its domestic workforce and create enough jobs, the country's so-called demographic dividend could become a demographic disaster.
The US' “decoupling” push against China has seen major semiconductor manufacturing regions roll out their own plans to support their domestic semiconductor industries, which plunges the global supply chain into greater volatility.
The Netherlands' General Intelligence and Security Service's assertion that China is a “threat” shows that the Dutch government is falling into the US' trap. The fact remains that the real threat to the Dutch economy is not China but the US.
With China's green manufacturing showing strong momentum, the Canton Fair has also seen business enthusiasm in green products, which could be a bright spot in future exports helping Chinese manufacturing defy the US' “decoupling” push.
US sanctions on Chinese firms for alleged involvement with Russia lack a legal basis and legitimacy in international law. China-Russia economic cooperation does not target any third party. It also does not tolerate any third party's interference or coercion.
If an investment project that has already been approved by the German government can be repeatedly blocked for political reasons, many would see that as proof indicating the investment atmosphere in the country is worrying.
Western eagerness to emphasize the US stance on Lula's visit to Huawei is, first of all, a disrespect to Brazil's will, reflecting a kind of anxiety over China-Brazil cooperation that is bound to extend to more scientific and technological areas.
Cutting off from Chinese manufacturing will never be a solution to boosting American manufacturing, but another pit politicians are digging for domestic manufacturing.
The focus on the new central bank governor in Japan highlights the severity and complexity of challenges facing the Japanese economy, especially at a time when Japan has been inclined to blindly follow Washington's “decoupling” push.
There have been growing signs that the Taiwan island's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities' attempt to use its semiconductor manufacturing sector as proof of allegiance to win Washington's support is gradually pushing the region's industrial chain to the brink.
There is every reason to worry that the investment climate in the UK is getting worse for Chinese companies. Particularly, Chinese companies that are being targeted by the US could be treated unfairly in the UK.
At a time when the global trade, energy, and manufacturing landscape is shifting, the further development of China-EU cooperation will inevitably require more flexibility and effort from both sides to overcome difficulties and challenges.
From every aspect, China's growth will be the bright spot for the world economy. For businesses around the world that seek win-win cooperation, don't miss out on China just because of geopolitical ramblings in the US.
Japan's attempt to extend its security alliance with the US to the economic and trade field represents a regression in terms of free trade. Japan needs to carefully weigh whether its economy can withstand the consequences of following the US' "decoupling" push from China.
Every hegemonic currency system has its day of collapse. It is not Russia, China, India or any other country, but the US itself that sets off the inevitable trend of the end of the dollar dominance.
Some in the EU might mistakenly see the protection of Lithuania as a show of unity, but it is Lithuania itself that has provoked China's core interests and broken the EU's unity in the first place.
The US House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill on Monday that would direct the Secretary of State to work toward stripping China of its developing country status in international organizations, according to The Hill.
In the face of the US' efforts to expand its political and economic influence on the continent, China only needs to focus on common priorities with partners, such as continuing to pushing ahead with the BRI construction to align with Africa's development strategy.
Brazil will seek Chinese technology and investment to develop a semiconductor industry in the South American country despite US attempts to discourage association with China in this sector, Brazilian president's top foreign policy adviser and former foreign minister Celso Amorim said in a recent interview, according to a Reuters report on Saturday.
With some high-profile EV investment deals, Canada appears to be a direct beneficiary of US “decoupling” push and protectionist policies. But the country's obvious disadvantages could mean such a trend won't last.
How will the Chinese economic recovery and growth affect other developing countries, with a special emphasis on Africa? What sort of cooperation will be required between China and Africa to ensure that the continent reaps the greatest possible benefits from this growth?
The US always claims that it is at a disadvantage and suffers a loss in trade with China, ignoring the fact that it is China's supply of low-cost and high-quality goods that has underpinned an era of high consumption and low inflation for American consumers.
The Modi government has been trying to attract foreign investment from countries like Japan to boost its infrastructure. Yet, to achieve the infrastructure boom like China, India needs more than investment.
China and Russia need to actively strengthen cooperation to further expand and enhance bilateral economic and trade cooperation so as to better translate the advantages of political mutual trust and trade complementarities into practical progress.
Western noise will not change the general trend of growing economic and trade cooperation between China and Brazil, which is the natural result of strong economic complementarity between the two countries.
There is no way for TikTok to play by the rules to address the US politicians' so-called concerns. This is because it is not national security issues, but TikTok's ability to challenge the supremacy of the US internet industry, that is what has really upset Washington.
The West labeling China's normal commercial operations in the key mineral supply chains as seeking control over critical resources actually reflects the malicious attempt to curb China's development from the beginning of the industrial chain.
If we shake off the so-called deflation fears, it is not hard to see that the current moderate inflation rate will allow the government more room to use various tools to boost consumption, with the view of better supporting China's economic recovery.
Compared with other manufacturing powers around the world, such as the US and Germany, and those which are trying to replace China, like India, China's combined advantage in terms of both talent and manufacturing is still incomparable.
During the handling of the SVB failure, the interests of tech start-ups and investors need to be guaranteed. If the interests of any start-up company end up being sacrificed in the crisis' black hole, it will have catastrophic consequences on the market confidence and liquidity.
Washington has an inflation headache, and Beijing has the cure. In light of China's mild inflation this year, if there were improvements in economic & trade relations between China and the US, bilateral cooperation would have the potential to ease domestic inflation pressure in the US.
China's high-tech industries, especially semiconductors, are facing US containment and suppression, and the reorganization of China's Ministry of Science and Technology at this critical juncture may herald an acceleration of the breakthrough in technological innovation.
With the escalating US containment targeting China, the "decoupling" trend in trade between the two countries may be inevitable, but it is still upsetting to really see a substantial decline in bilateral trade, exacerbating negative sentiment over bilateral relations and the world economic recovery.
The Biden administration is nearing completion of new investment restrictions on Chinese tech. Such a politicized move will translate into a huge disadvantage for the US, at a time when China is poised to further open up its market.
The West often comes up with new fancy terms for their obsession with trying to replace China's supply chains. Altasia is the latest example. But talks about replacing China are political rhetoric from arrogant Western forces who think they can reshape the global division of labor at will.
While Western narrative theory claimed that foreign investment is inclined to shun China due to geopolitical risks, it cannot defy the fact that such golden investment opportunities presented by China's economic recovery are scarce in today's bearish global economic environment.
The eagerness the US government has shown in killing Huawei by cutting off Huawei from all American supplies of less advanced tech components is unusual and surprising. It is completely futile in terms of hindering Chinese companies' technological progress.
Phillipa Harrison, managing director of Tourism Australia, is set to spend four days from Tuesday to Friday visiting first-tier Chinese cities including Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai, in a bid to promote the Australian tourism and woo back Chinese tourists, according to a report from the Global Times Chinese version on Tuesday. If anything, this is a microcosm of the global expectation for Chinese tourists.
Some from the West are still trying to play up risks confronting the Chinese economy by finding fault within its real estate sector. Such attempt exposes their ignorance of China's past efforts to deflate bubbles as well as the stabilized trend in the sector.
Recent media reports suggesting that the C919 aircraft, China's first domestically-developed passenger jet, is close to its commercial operation has continued to capture widespread attention. The rapid progress of the C919 exemplifies China's unshakeable resolve and remarkable achievements in pursuing high-end manufacturing despite challenges.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) decision to bring advanced microchip production to the US appears to be facing increasing skepticism these days. The latest example is an article published on Wednesday by The New York Times, which cited 11 anonymous TSMC employees as saying that its US factory could distract from the research and development focus.
US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo on Tuesday warned companies in China and around the world that they will be punished if they keep doing business with Russia in violation of US sanctions, according to a Bloomberg report.
With the Russia-Ukraine conflict set to enter the second year, Western calls for resolve to fight a long war in Ukraine seem to have left the world's emerging-markets increasingly frustrated about the future outlook as their needs for a peaceful development environment have been largely ignored.
The Biden administration is planning to impose new export controls and a fresh round of sanctions on Russia, targeting the latter's defense and energy sectors, financial institutions and several individuals, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.
With the US' protectionist industrial policy, the EU has become increasingly aware of the importance of consolidating its supply chains, but this doesn't mean the EU needs to break these chains with China. EU's cooperation with China should defeat US interference.
It is the problems in the US economy and the changes in bilateral economic and trade relations that have increased the need for China to pursue diversification of its foreign exchange reserves.
At a time when global financial institutions and multinationals are scrambling to figure out how much China's economic recovery can affect their business and how they can benefit from it, badmouthing Shanghai's competitiveness looks nothing but out-of-date.
It is true that after the optimization of anti-COVID-19 response, China's economic recovery has shown signs of picking up steam, bringing a rare sense of comfort to the world economy battered by the pandemic, high inflation, and geopolitical conflict, among other factors.
While the global economy has taken severe hits from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the surging inflation and even the energy crisis, the outlook for the UK economy seems particularly desperate among the world's major economies.
Some Indian and Western media outlets are trying to use economic challenges in Pakistan to slander the CPEC program. Such attempts cannot and will not succeed in slowing or disrupting China-Pakistan ties.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Wed that she still hoped to visit China. As bilateral ties face a new wave of political farce after balloon incident, Washington has the responsibility to calm things down to avoid escalating tensions.
Compared with the optimism that the Canadian economy is expected to benefit from a rapid economic recovery in China, concerns about the future of bilateral trade seem more likely to prevail amid Ottawa's provocative China policy.
There is basically no doubt about the prospects that China will continue adopting a prudent monetary policy to promote economic recovery in 2023, but there seems to be uncertainty in the market as to the potential scope of China's maneuver of monetary policy tools, especially after a better-than-expected economic recovery during the just-concluded Spring Festival holidays.
China's willingness to make due efforts to alleviate the debt distress of developing countries does not mean that the IMF or the West can force China to accept Western rules or conditions on debt relief.
US tech giant Apple planned to offer a discount of 700 yuan ($103) for all iPhone 14 Pro models in China starting from Sunday, Chinese media outlets reported, citing an internal document of SUNPIE, an Apple authorized dealer. On some e-commerce platforms like JD.com, price cuts for iPhone 14 Pro could even reach as much as 800 yuan.
Shortly after China witnessed a better-than-expected economic recovery during the just-concluded Spring Festival holidays, top policymakers have moved swiftly to signal that they will ramp up efforts to not only boost growth this year but also ensure high-quality development in the long run.
As China's economy embarks on a rapid recovery, some Western media reports seek to blame China for high global inflation in 2023. But such nonsense won't change the fact that China is making greater contributions to global growth, while the US and its allies are exporting problems.
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will appear before the US Energy and Commerce Committee in March to testify on TikTok's consumer privacy and data security practices. It will be Chew's first appearance before a Congressional committee, said Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the chair of the panel, in a statement on Monday.
Given the huge scale of US-China trade, views are still divided as to the "decoupling" prospects of bilateral trade. Yet, it is undeniable that US-China trade trajectory is showing increasing signs of a deviation from normal trend, which is discouraging and requires attention.
What makes EU officials like Thierry Breton to think that they can 'choke' any Chinese industry at will? We have to make one thing crystal clear: China's development has never and will never rely on charity from any country or region.
The US' appeals against WTO rulings might seem normal, because all members are afforded the right to file appeals. But the move yet again lays bare the danger of the US' shameless hegemonic behaviors to the global free trade system.
While there will be no winners in the US-led technological war against China, it is still essential for China to consider the big picture with regards to how to strengthen cooperation and reduce losses.
With the global demand being hit, China may be one of the few countries that can offer support to the world economic growth in 2023. China provides a huge market for global consumer goods, while Chinese tourists play an important role in boosting overseas travel markets.
Firm support for globalization and multilateralism has always been common ground between China and Europe.
The IMF said in its latest staff report that after decades of increasing global economic integration, the world is facing the risk of fragmentation, which could reduce global economic output by up to 7 percent. And with the addition of technological "decoupling," the loss in output could reach 8 to 12 percent in some countries, it warned.
The degree to which China's economic recovery in 2023 will affect global energy market is now a topic of great concern as almost every media report on oil prices is mentioning the prospect of China's recovering energy demand, such as the Bloomberg report entitled "Oil's Advance Takes Breather as Investors Assess China Reopening" on Monday.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told reporters on Saturday that Australia aims to continue to boost relations with China as it seeks to fully restore trade ties with its largest export market.
As the US and India appear to move toward closer trade ties, it is essential for China to be vigilant as to Washington's plan to accelerate a global realignment of supply chains.
There is no doubt that the idea of boosting North America semiconductor industrial chain is led by the US, which is "America First-driven." Canada and Mexico are nothing but subordinates in the US-dominated supply chain.
US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said the US is in discussions with Japan, the Netherlands and South Korea over restricting semiconductor exports to China, and it needs all parties to agree on a deal, Bloomberg reported on Monday. That sounds more like another round of pressuring.
Despite the Biden administration's efforts to adopt various measures and stimulus policies to promote the domestic production of electric vehicles (EVs) and other green technologies, Washington's political rhetoric of reducing dependence on China seems increasingly at odds with its ambitious industrial goals.
No matter how China adjusts its epidemic prevention and control measures, some in the US always seem to find ways to misinterpret them as posing uncertainty to global supply chains. However, such bias looks increasingly like a cover-up to blur the risk the US economy is about to unleash on the global economy.
About half of the South Korean companies in China said their sales and profits are likely to have decreased in 2022 due to reduced local demand, fierce market competition and the ongoing epidemic, according to a survey released by the Korea Institute for Industrial Economic and Trade on Wednesday, South Korean business news portal Business Korea reported.
Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura is set to visit the US from Thursday to discuss issues such as cutting-edge semiconductor technology cooperation as well as US restrictions on selling advanced chip technology to China, the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday.
While it has become common to see Western media outlets blame Chinese supply chain problems partially for the sluggish stock performance of Tesla and Apple, it may be time for the two US giants to face up to the challenges of a more competitive Chinese market.
The history of friendly exchanges between China and the Philippines shows that China is a good neighbor and partner of the Philippines for economic development. Staying committed to making the cooperation pie bigger is in the best interests of both sides.