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If the Philippines wants to reassure Chinese companies about investing in the country, it may need to take tangible steps to mitigate risks for Chinese investors, rather than just providing optimistic rhetoric.
By Global Times | 2024/4/15 23:20:05
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  • GT Voice: Economic impact of escalating Middle East conflict multiplies

    With the Middle East conflict escalating following Iran's attack on Israel early on Sunday, fears are mounting that another series of destructive shockwaves will reverberate through global markets.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/14 22:01:19
  • GT Voice: Complementarity can support economic ties with Germany

    With German Chancellor Olaf Scholz about to embark on his second official visit to China, renewed excitement has been sparked for the potential of enhanced economic and trade collaboration between China and Germany.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/11 22:24:16
  • GT Voice: China able to defend yuan amid 'financial storm' of strong dollar

    If the liquidity squeeze of the US dollar continues amid high interest rates, it may be necessary for global financial markets – particularly, foreign exchange markets – to prepare for another storm caused by a strong dollar.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/10 22:49:03
  • GT Voice: Potential US green trade war against China will harm its own economy, consumption

    While Yellen again explicitly stated that the US doesn't seek to decouple from China, the tough message she conveyed during the visit inevitably raised global concerns over a potential green trade war.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/9 21:58:00
  • GT Voice: China-Russia trade can withstand escalating pressure from the West

    With escalating Western sanctions on Russia, how China-Russia economic and trade cooperation will be affected has become a topic of concern. Against this backdrop, the Russian foreign minister's latest visit to China is being closely watched.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/8 22:05:43
  • GT Voice: China remains vital for German firms despite rising competition

    Some Western media outlets are keen to hype competition faced by Volkswagen in the China market, but this is not the whole story. The German carmaker remains by far a giant in China's car market. Despite fierce competition, China is still a key market for German enterprises.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/7 22:19:31
  • GT Voice: Western quake coverage points to hollowing-out of Taiwan economy

    The 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Taiwan has triggered Western media hype about the vulnerability of global chip supplies, a microcosm of the mounting pressure on the region's chipmaking industry to move out of the island.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/6 21:47:35
  • GT Voice: China remains safe haven amid fears of US rate cut

    The world's gold market is experiencing an unprecedented surge as prices soar to record highs, propelled by increasing bets for US monetary easing and gold's appeal as a safe haven asset. The frenzy in safe haven assets reflects rising uncertainty in the global market and anxiety shared by investors. Such worries should by no means be underestimated.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/1 23:45:14
  • GT Voice: Slow progress in US charging stations endangers climate change targets

    The US government is full of ambitious plans when it comes to developing its own EV industry. Yet, when politicians tout America's economic and technological prowess, they often overlook a crucial factor, that is, the low efficiency of infrastructure construction.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/1 22:13:37
  • GT Voice: India's ultra-rich are growing, a worrying sign of inequality

    In the face of the widening wealth gap, the increased number of Indian billionaires suggests that as more resources and wealth are concentrated in the hands of a few, it is harder for ordinary people to share the dividends of economic development.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/31 23:21:03
  • GT Voice: Scapegoating China won't resolve US economic woes

    Putting all the blame on China for economic problems in the US seems like an easy way for the Biden administration to pass the buck. However, the more that people in the US blame China, the fewer are actually working on a real solution. This is why the growing US tendency to shift blame onto Chinese manufacturing is a concerning sign.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/28 22:01:16
  • GT Voice: Rutte visit is rare chance to improve mutual understanding

    The significance of Mark Rutte's visit should not be solely focused on the chip sector, as it actually presents a unique opportunity for China and the Netherlands to enhance their mutual understanding in terms of potential economic and trade cooperation.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/27 23:52:32
  • Sri Lanka needs cooperation, not conspiracy theories, to resolve debt

    Ahead of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena's visit to China, which began on Monday and continues through Saturday, foreign media outlets have again hyped the so-called "debt trap" theory, but such an outrageous lie is not beneficial for the Sri Lankan economy.

    By Hu Weijia | 2024/3/26 22:23:10
  • GT Voice: Battery partnership provides mutual benefits for Chinese, US companies

    At a time when some in Washington persist in protectionist measures, the latest partnership between CATL and Tesla is a refreshing case that exemplifies the mutual benefits stemming from technological and industrial development in both countries.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/26 20:42:57
  • GT Voice: Nascent Indian EV sector has far to go, excluding China won't help

    It is ironic that some Indian elites seem oblivious to the significant gap between the state of the Indian industry and their lofty EV target. Instead of addressing this disparity, they appear obsessed with the idea of excluding China from India's EV supply chain.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/25 23:14:16
  • GT Voice: Additional investment in China crucial for S.Korean chipmakers

    Under the current complicated backdrop of mounting US pressure on South Korea and other countries to isolate China from the global semiconductor supply chain, South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix's latest remarks deserve attention as a window to observe the growing importance of the Chinese market for global semiconductor companies.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/24 21:37:24
  • GT Voice: US criticism of Microsoft shows ignorance of global procedures

    Some US politicians have fallen to new lows by obstructing normal economic exchanges between China and the US, and now they're even going so far as to point a finger at American companies for their lawful operations in China.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/21 23:14:57
  • GT Voice: Aligning with US on cranes will threaten Canada's own interests

    It is not uncommon for Canada to align itself with the US on matters concerning China. However, such political posturing may not only strain economic and trade relations between China and Canada, but also jeopardize Canada's own economic interests.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/20 22:41:19
  • GT Voice: More efforts needed to resolve China-Australia trade disputes

    While the continuous improvement of China-Australia relations has created more opportunities and possibilities for the settlement of trade disputes, accumulated problems in economic and trade areas still require joint efforts from both sides.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/19 23:05:02
  • GT Voice: Objective view of Chinese economy crucial amid rising world uncertainty

    Will the Chinese economy collapse because of the property problem? Western media outlets have appeared very concerned about this issue, which is affecting the world's objective and accurate view of the Chinese economy. Looking at the latest data and recent policies, we can confidently tell all those concerned about China's economy that the real estate sector may pose a problem, but it won't cause a collapse.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/18 22:07:48
  • GT Voice: German cooperation with SE Asia won't replace China's role

    Germany has shown a growing interest in strengthening economic ties with Southeast Asia. It is crucial that this cooperation is based on mutual benefits and win-win outcomes, rather than being driven by political agendas that could lead to a split of supply and industrial chains connected to China.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/17 20:59:01
  • GT Voice: US protectionism against China hurts own domestic EV industry

    At a time when the global electric vehicle (EV) industry is likely to be taken by the protectionism storm, it is encouraging to see someone from the European auto industry to speak out for the necessity of competition for the development of the EV industry.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/14 20:30:07
  • GT Voice: Blaming China 'self-deception' for US industries, not a solution

    US unions appear to be seeking measures to help the American shipbuilding industry and its workers, but they are actually deceiving themselves in targeting China. This only reflects their anxiety over the lack of a solution to boost domestic manufacturing.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/13 23:06:53
  • GT Voice: Risky, short-sighted for Manila to rely on US in SCS energy search

    Regardless of the Philippines' real intentions behind its plans to invite external forces into energy exploration in the South China Sea, the prerequisite is that it cannot harm China's interests.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/12 22:37:28
  • GT Voice: Positive trend requires efforts by both China and Australia

    With China and Australia making significant efforts to repair their relations, the warming-up of bilateral economic and trade ties is expected to lead to the settlement of more trade disputes, which is hard-earned and needs to be cherished by both sides.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/11 0:02:06
  • GT Voice: WSJ's 'China collapse theory' doomed to collapse yet again

    Why shouldn't people trust The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports on China's economy? Because if they do, then they are likely to fall into a cognitive trap that often leads to wrong judgment, missing out on the opportunity to benefit from China's growth dividends.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/7 23:25:29
  • GT Voice: Does China's economy need stronger stimulus to hit growth target?

    Simply measuring China's stimulus for economic growth in terms of the deficit ratio is clearly a misunderstanding of the economy. The ultimate goal of policies is to support a targeted economic transformation and effectively stabilize growth.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/6 23:21:59
  • GT Voice: Politicians' bias against Chinese EVs foretells Tesla's challenges

    The recent slump in Tesla's shares has raised concerns about its challenges, which come from both increasing market competition and American politicians' irresponsible rhetoric about Chinese electric vehicles.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/5 23:09:47
  • GT Voice: Western slander won't put China off its economic stride

    During China's two sessions, much attention is often paid to the country's GDP growth target. However, it is crucial to look beyond the numbers and understand the implications of new policies and measures to address economic challenges.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/4 23:04:59
  • GT Voice: Can Germany escape narrative trap of 'natl security' on TikTok?

    TikTok is in the spotlight once again, as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was quoted by media outlets as saying that he wants the government to open an account on the Chinese video-sharing app. It is hoped that Western economies can take this as a chance to promote positive interactions with TikTok and foster a fair, transparent and predictable environment for Chinese companies.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/3 22:07:44
  • GT Voice: State secrets law revision not in conflict with opening-up

    China's efforts to improve its laws and regulations to safeguard national security will not be in conflict with its push to promote further opening-up, and an updated legal system could even play a more active role in providing a safer environment for foreign investment.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/29 23:38:34
  • GT Voice: BYD localization push in Europe shows potential for EV synergy

    Despite the growing protectionist climate in Europe, the Chinese and European EV industry chains don't necessarily have to resort to confrontation. There is still potential to further strengthen cooperation.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/28 23:19:07
  • GT Voice: US technology blockades send worrying signal for innovation

    The growing US obsession with technological blockades against China may actually be a manifestation of a lack of confidence in its own development, which is why it has opted to use blockades and sanctions to maintain its technological advantages and hegemony.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/27 23:18:22
  • GT Voice: Chinese battery manufacturing must be based on high standards

    Given the rapid development of vehicles using lithium-ion batteries in China, there is increasing urgency for stricter and higher standards for the country's battery manufacturing sector.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/26 22:44:29
  • GT Voice: Including Chinese, Indian firms in Russia sanctions unreasonable

    At the second anniversary of the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, it is both disheartening and worrying for the global economy to witness the West once more intensifying sanctions against Russia and even extending them to third countries, rather than reflecting on and acknowledging the past mistakes and economic perils associated with the indiscriminate use of sanctions.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/25 22:30:39
  • GT Voice: WTO reform can't be another tool of US trade protectionism

    Even the most optimistic observers have to acknowledge that as the WTO's 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) draws closer, there is still no sign of any concrete breakthrough for the WTO reforms. The MC13 is scheduled to take place next week in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/22 22:58:54
  • GT Voice: Fed uncertainty won't affect expectations for China's policy

    With financial markets once again facing uncertainty about the Fed's rate policy, China is moving at its own pace to provide certainty for market expectations, which not only highlights the flexibility of China's monetary policy, but also reflects its ability to stabilize confidence.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/21 23:27:26
  • GT Voice: EU probe of TikTok needs to steer clear of ideological bias

    It seems that the EU is cementing its leadership as the primary regulator of tech giants, but to truly uphold fair digital competition and safeguard internet users from illegal online content, it needs to eliminate ideological bias in policy decisions concerning Chinese companies like TikTok.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/20 23:01:40
  • GT Voice: EV transition woes show US mistakes in obstructing China

    When the world is grappling with climate change challenges, the possibility of a slower transition to EVs in the US doesn't bode well, as it is a sign of the dilemma for American automakers in promoting EVs.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/19 22:41:49
  • GT Voice: US promises to Pacific islands could be simply 'pie in the sky'

    Despite US concerns about China's growing cooperation with Pacific Island Countries, China's stance and actions of helping those countries achieve social stability and economic development won't be affected by geopolitical interference.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/18 21:27:11
  • GT Voice: Western pressure on VW won't obstruct Xinjiang manufacturing

    Whether or not Volkswagen can withstand the new wave of Western pressure, it won't stop China from strengthening and consolidating Xinjiang's manufacturing edge for the purpose of the region's prosperity and stability.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/17 22:16:48
  • GT Voice: EU can't let US protectionism pose barrier to green tech aims

    While there may be a risk of increased competition between China and the EU in green industry development, this does not obscure the big picture of bilateral green energy cooperation.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/7 23:05:43
  • GT Voice: US 'dumping' mislabeling of China to harm US consumers

    If Chinese-made goods are blocked from entering the US market due to being labeled as the result of “overcapacity” or “dumping,” American consumers will have to spend more money purchasing products with the same quality as Chinese ones.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/7 21:06:09
  • GT Voice: Measures to stabilize market also serve financial openness

    Aimed at maintaining financial stability, China's regulatory efforts will not change its long-term goal of promoting high-level financial openness, but will further serve the goal instead.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/6 23:48:14
  • GT Voice: US-led IPEF all talk, no real action, doomed to fail

    Almost two years after the Biden administration unveiled its Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), the economic initiative still hasn't generated any real trade deals, a development that may have disappointed the participating countries rather than surprising them, as the IPEF itself is originally a strategic alliance targeting China in the guise of boosting trade ties.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/5 22:45:10
  • GT Voice: Western plan to seize Russian assets a dangerous precedent

    It is no secret that ever since Western governments froze approximately $300 billion of sovereign Russian assets, they have been working on plans to legitimately seize those frozen assets. However, instead of addressing any of the problems in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, confiscation will only set a disastrous precedent in the international financial system.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/5 0:16:53
  • GT Voice: Warning about Chinese EVs underscores anxiety of US

    The US appears to be increasingly inclined to use non-market means to dodge market competition. An addiction to this approach may backfire.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/1 23:20:52
  • GT Voice: New bright spots in economy generate renewed confidence

    IMF's upward revision of its forecast for China's 2024 economic growth is undoubtedly a good sign pointing to the improving confidence and expectations for the Chinese economy among Western public opinion.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/31 22:41:58
  • GT Voice: Vietnam's chip goals call for more cooperation, not geopolitical struggle

    While the US "carrot" of chip assistance dangling in front of Vietnam seems very tempting, if the Southeast Asian nation really wants to develop its semiconductor sector, it needs to first dilute the geopolitical influence on its industrial development as much as possible.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/30 22:05:55
  • GT Voice: China-Germany trade ties need cooperation, not pessimism

    Even though the global economic slowdown and an ideology-based approach to China policy may introduce some volatility into China-Germany trade relations in the short term, there won't be a fundamental change in the momentum of bilateral economic ties.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/29 22:21:00
  • GT Voice: Reviving US manufacturing requires more than subsidies

    The US government is expected to award billions of dollars in subsidies to top semiconductor companies, including Intel and TSMC, in the coming weeks to help build new factories, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Saturday. However, even if the report is true, subsidies can only play a limited role in underpinning a renaissance in US manufacturing.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/28 22:04:01
  • GT Voice: Xinjiang opening-up vital for cooperation with Central Asia

    With deepening ties between China and Central Asia, Xinjiang has emerged as a key driver in the country's western opening-up and cooperation with neighboring countries.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/25 22:41:35
  • GT Voice: Boeing crisis shows danger of US protectionism bubble

    The escalating crisis of Boeing is giving rise to mounting frustration and anger within the aviation industry, as repeated safety problems of the American aviation giant, which highlight its poor quality control, along with regulatory failures and narrow-minded US industrial policies, clearly can't easily be fixed.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/24 23:34:47
  • GT Voice: Despite Blinken's arduous efforts, Africa needs China more

    Despite Washington's emphasis on adjusting its focus on Africa, it seems that US-Africa cooperation may still be a test of whether the US return to Africa can actually yield results or become just more empty talk.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/23 21:40:29
  • GT Voice: Restart of cooperation process positive for China-US farm trade

    The latest advances in China-US agricultural cooperation are revitalizing and enhancing bilateral agricultural trade, bringing relief to the US agricultural sector. This development should be valued by both sides.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/22 21:42:05
  • GT Voice: Chip 'dream' in US proves elusive for Taiwan's TSMC

    There are increasing indications that the US "chip dream" is proving to be a challenging and intricate task, even for the world's largest chipmaker. In light of Washington's predatory practices, it appears that there is limited flexibility. According to The Wall Street Journal on Friday, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) said it expected another delay to its second semiconductor plant in the US state of Arizona.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/21 22:54:16
  • GT Voice: Infrastructure 'risks' just new version of 'China threat' hype

    It is hardly surprising that European politicians have again resorted to employing the "China threat" narrative to pressure Chinese infrastructure investments in Europe. Their motives appear to be purely political, disregarding the substantial economic benefits that stem from China-EU infrastructure collaboration.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/18 22:36:13
  • GT Voice: China's manufacturing strength supports optimism of its firms

    Despite the uncertainties caused by climate change, geopolitical conflicts and supply chain restructuring that hit the world economy in 2023, the complex and volatile political and economic situation hasn't shaken the bullishness of Chinese companies, largely due to the growth potential of Chinese manufacturing.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/17 23:14:22
  • GT Voice: India's geopolitical game hurts outlook for Nepal's hydropower

    While electricity trade between India and Nepal appears to give the former a commanding advantage against China in Nepal's hydropower sector, there is also growing concern as to whether India's geopolitical game of edging China out could jeopardize Nepal's power projects and energy supply ambitions.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/16 23:47:39
  • GT Voice: Western smears can't undermine confidence in China's economy

    China's National Bureau of Statistics is due to release the country's GDP data for 2023 on Wednesday. While there seems no doubt about whether China's GDP met the government's annual target in 2023, a new wave of Western speculation about China's "grim" economic prospects has unfolded.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/15 23:40:09
  • GT Voice: Myanmar cease-fire conducive to its economic development

    With China's mediation and effort to drive progress, representatives of Myanmar's military and three armed ethnic groups in northern Myanmar held peace talks in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan Province, and reached a formal cease-fire agreement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/15 1:02:43
  • GT Voice: CES offers glimpse of how Chinese tech goes global

    Even as geopolitical tension remains a risk factor that global industry chains can hardly ignore, Chinese tech companies are making a comeback at this week's 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the US, a reminder that Chinese manufacturing's technological innovation will continue to march toward global markets.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/11 23:54:06
  • GT Voice: China-Maldives ties benefit region, no impact on India

    Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu's ongoing state visit to China this week has become the focus of international attention, particularly among the Indian public.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/10 22:03:08
  • GT Voice: Pursuit of Chinese standards key to foreign firms' upgrading

    As China leads in the electric vehicle (EV) field, it has made major steps toward forming its own technological development system, an example of the manufacturing sector's evolution and upgrading. It's also the key to how Chinese manufacturing will manage to break US containment.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/9 22:57:33
  • GT Voice: Cross-Straits economic links indispensable to Taiwan island

    While some forces may want to play up the decreased investment from the island of Taiwan into the Chinese mainland in order to undermine the mainland's economic appeal to the island, it does not change the fact that the mainland's economy continues to be an important support for Taiwan.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/8 21:37:33
  • GT Voice: Boeing's latest crisis mirrors woes of US manufacturing

    As the US aerospace giant Boeing comes back into the spotlight, so does the US manufacturing sector. However, there are many man-made obstacles that stand in the way of a US manufacturing revival.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/7 21:37:14
  • GT Voice: Firms' legal battle against US 'forced labor' slur necessary

    The legal battle between Chinese laser printer manufacturer Ninestar and the US government has further revealed how brazen Washington is in implementing trade bullying by pinning the label of so-called forced labor on China.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/4 22:42:49
  • GT Voice: US hegemony in LNG calls for higher Chinese vigilance

    As natural gas plays an increasingly important role in the global energy transition and global energy trade, the strengthened position the US has taken in the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market has become an urgent reminder that vigilance is needed as to the impact of Washington's growing energy hegemony and potential measures it may take to strengthen or maintain that hegemony.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/3 23:01:18
  • GT Voice: US tax credits alone won't help local carmakers survive

    As the US further tightens the requirements for obtaining tax credits for buying electric vehicles (EVs) in 2024, the policy aimed at protecting the US auto industry is creating a new dilemma for local carmakers: If they have to increase their costs significantly so buyers can qualify for the tax credit, then how can their competitiveness be guaranteed?

    By Global Times | 2024/1/2 23:06:03
  • GT Voice: Intermediate goods trade to unlock economic potential in 2024

    As we enter 2024, what lies ahead for the Chinese economy and its global trade have become hot topics in the arena of public opinion. In the new year, quick adjustments may provide people with new perspectives on China's foreign trade - the imports and exports of intermediate products.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/1 22:32:31
  • GT Voice: Washington's tariff exclusions can't resolve fundamental trade problems

    A further US extension of China "Section 301" tariff exclusions till May 31, 2024 has been praised by the business community, but there are some disappointments, as the US' moves toward improving bilateral trade are limited.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/28 0:08:11
  • GT Voice: China's economy will rest on quality push, not Western forecasts

    It's almost 2024, and speculating how China's economy will fare next year has become one of the hottest topics among economists and media outlets, which are especially interested in predicting China's GDP growth.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/27 23:23:04
  • GT Voice: LMC security cooperation key to combating financial crimes

    With expanding financial activities between China and its neighboring countries, challenges in the area of financial security are giving rise to the growing need for regional cooperation in combating financial crimes, which is conducive to maintaining regional stability and creating a better environment for regional cooperation.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/26 23:58:24
  • US tariffs, chip restrictions stir concerns; China's abundance of talent sparks optimism for technology progress: Nobel Laureate Thomas Sargent

    Editor's Note: In recent years, the US has displayed an increasing willingness to implement tariffs and chip restrictions. These moves have raised concerns about the potential impact on the global economy and cooperation between China and the US. In an interview with Global Times reporter Wang Yi (GT), US Nobel Prize-winning economist Thomas Sargent (Sargent) expressed his optimism regarding China's economic and technological advancements over the medium and long term, despite the imposition of US tariffs and chip restrictions.

    By Wang Yi | 2023/12/26 20:18:45
  • GT Voice: US alarm about LOGINK shows China's transformational edge

    Given China's important role in global shipping industry and trade chains, the country's advantage in promoting Chinese logistics data platform is unshakeable despite US political pressure.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/25 22:43:59
  • GT Voice: No need to overreact to China's ban on rare-earth technology exports

    China's restriction on the export of some rare-earth technologies has stirred a new wave of conspiracy theories and geopolitical speculation about the global supply chain among Western media outlets. Yet, there is no indication that the rare-earth supply chain is at risk. Does the market really need to over-interpret the situation, just because the West may find it isn't easy to build a supply chain outside China?

    By Global Times | 2023/12/24 22:43:37
  • GT Voice: China's need for food security makes Brazil more competitive

    Brazil takes growing share of global agricultural trade away from US, thanks to the South American country's closer ties with China and China's efforts to diversify import sources for food security.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/21 23:40:55
  • GT Voice: Yiwu Pay underlines China's push for cross-border payment

    With Christmas around the corner, cities in the US and Europe are in festive mode, and shoppers are busy buying last-minute Christmas decorations and gifts. Many of the dazzling Christmas goods on offer have a common origin - Yiwu in East China's Zhejiang Province, the world's largest wholesale market for small commodities.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/20 21:29:40
  • GT Voice: Complex geopolitics real test for Thai Land Bridge project

    Thailand's Land Bridge project could bring new issues into the complex and delicate economic and political situation in the region. This is something that Thai and global investors must take into account.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/19 23:35:13
  • GT Voice: Will US intervention obstruct China's investment in Mexico?

    As Mexico is emerging as a popular destination for Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers to invest in, the question of whether the US will hinder this trend is gaining attention from industry insiders.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/18 21:56:00
  • GT Voice: China-Russia trade ties will never submit to US influence

    China and Russia have signed many agreements for agricultural and gas projects that could be extended for more than a decade, providing an important guarantee of the potential for bilateral cooperation.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/17 20:53:12
  • GT Voice: Mutual needs drive China-Saudi Arabia cooperation

    It is no secrecy that China-Saudi Arabia economic and trade cooperation is deepening at an unusual speed. This is of great significance not only for the two sides to expand their economic development space but also for the peaceful development of the Middle East.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/14 22:17:55
  • GT Voice: Belittling China won't support India's long-term development

    Those who deliberately use India to belittle China will be disappointed because the competition between China and India is not a fight between two boxers in a ring. If they want to think of it that way, then they are advised to first assess the weight of the two players.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/13 23:29:20
  • GT Voice: China's policy precision helps exporters combat protectionism

    Current trade structural challenges don't change China's position as world's largest trading nation. With targeted policy direction and sufficient support, it is believed Chinese enterprises can still expand their global network despite suppression of US.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/12 23:12:15
  • GT Voice: China-Vietnam trade synergy offers high degree of certainty

    If the reported rail cooperation plan materializes and the two neighboring countries upgrade their rail link, the efficiency of bilateral economic and trade exchanges will be further improved. The railway will become an important driver of economic and trade cooperation, bringing more jobs and promoting local economic development.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/11 22:29:06
  • GT Voice: Wider AIIB review to backfire against Canadian economy

    Canada cannot provide sound evidence to support Pickard's accusation against AIIB. As a result, politicians in Ottawa have had to announce an expansion of their investigation and rely on political statements to continue smearing the AIIB.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/10 21:38:46
  • GT Voice: Broader US chip export ban puts firms in greater dilemma

    Complying with the US government's export ban while doing as much business as possible with Chinese customers will be one of the most challenging issues that US chipmaker Nvidia will face for a considerable amount of time to come, and it may also invite fiercer competition for market share in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/7 21:22:34
  • GT Voice: Reducing trade gap requires joint efforts by China, EU

    Market opening-up is a two-way issue, so efforts from both China and EU are required to address factors that hinder openness and smooth trade.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/6 23:47:53
  • GT Voice: Shanghai's rise as shipping center supports opening-up

    As global trade is facing challenges, it is crucial for Shanghai to establish a strategic direction for the construction of a global shipping center, focusing on improving both hard and soft power.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/5 23:37:14
  • GT Voice: Be wary of malicious attempts to sabotage China-EU summit

    Upcoming China-EU summit is seen as a good opportunity for both sides to deepen mutual understanding and manage differences. The opportunity shouldn't be sabotaged by anti-China forces.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/4 21:02:15
  • GT Voice: Rubio's call for ban against China-US travel misleading

    If more politicians in the US call for imposing a China travel ban, it will undermine China-US relations. This may be exactly what Rubio wants, although it will greatly harm the US economy.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/3 22:54:14
  • GT Voice: US needs pragmatic actions to seize COP28 opportunity

    US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry said on Wednesday that the US will work with China to make the climate negotiations a success at the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is being held in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, Reuters reported.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/1 0:31:30
  • GT Voice: Munger's grasp of China a legacy for Western investors

    Legendary investor Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway's vice chairman and Warren Buffett's right-hand man, died on Tuesday in California, the US, according to a press release from the conglomerate. He was 99.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/30 1:00:19
  • GT Voice: Is China-UK relationship set for new era of cooperation?

    Since UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's appointment of David Cameron as foreign secretary earlier this month, the future of China-UK economic and trade relations has triggered renewed interest and speculation. Yet, instead of discussing the possibility of going back a decade in time, it may be more practical to look forward to and get the environment ready for future economic and trade cooperation.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/29 0:14:34
  • GT Voice: West can't merely seek climate actions from developing world

    As the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Dubai draws closer, Western efforts to exert pressure on others and pass the buck appear to be ramping up.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/28 0:57:40
  • GT Voice: CISCE shows China's support for stable global supply chains

    The first China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE), the world's first supply chain expo at the national level, is set to be held in Beijing from November 28 to December 2. With the theme of "Connecting the World for a Shared Future," the event reflects China's responsibility as a major manufacturing power in maintaining the stability of global industry and supply chains.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/26 22:58:59
  • GT Voice: Bigger global production role to help Xinjiang defy US ban

    It seems that US scrutiny of imports from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is still haunting global industry chains. The development adds to the urgency for China to consolidate and expand Xinjiang's manufacturing presence in global production chains.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 22:55:37
  • GT Voice: India shouldn't let Australia derail cooperation with China

    It was really clumsy and unnecessary for Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Richard Marles to try to strengthen Australia's ties with India by sowing discord between China and India.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/22 22:55:50
  • GT Voice: Continuity in trade links will support China-Argentina ties

    After Javier Milei from the far-right Liberty Advances coalition won Argentina's presidential runoff on Sunday, the direction of Argentina's political and economic future has attracted great attention and triggered hot discussion. Amid the uncertainty, with its economy under severe pressure, it would be unwise for Argentina to alienate China economically.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/21 23:20:32
  • GT Voice: Why is China confident of meeting its carbon pledge?

    China is making every effort to integrate its pursuit of carbon goals further into its economic development amid Western questions about whether the country will meet its 2030 carbon pledge. The latest example of such efforts is the coming reboot of its carbon market.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/20 22:25:53
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