Chinese economy

What the potential crisis on the Yangtze means for China and the world

As if 2020 has not been sufficiently crisis-laden for the People’s Republic of China, it now faces the potential for major catastrophe due to massive rains.

China pursues economic self-reliance as external risks grow: advisers

China is looking to reduce its reliance on overseas markets and technology for its economic development, government advisers say, as U.S. hostility and a global pandemic increase external risks that could hamper longer-term progress.

Xi speeds up China’s inward economic pivot

President Xi Jinping is accelerating his push for a China that can stand on its own feet as mounting pressure at home and abroad exposes the vulnerability of Beijing’s economic model.

China faces financial ruin: Fresh COVID-19 outbreaks and severe flooding hit hard

CHINA could face serious economic consequences as fresh cases of the coronavirus and severe flooding are likely to delay the country's economic recovery, analysts have claimed.

Don’t believe in China’s economic data: they are fake numbers

Buoyed by a construction boom, China’s economic recovery continued apace in July, new sentiment data suggested.

Floods and the coronavirus create more uncertainty for China as food prices climb

However, for the economy overall, developments such as the temporary re-emergence of the coronavirus will likely mean a more gradual return growth.

China’s quarterly economic growth sinks to 26-year low amid US trade war

China's economic growth plunges to lowest level since 1992. China's growth dropped to its lowest level in nearly three decades, as the world's second largest economy continues to feel the pain from trade tensions with the United States.

Chinese tourism growth slows as overseas travel loses its luster

Domestically, the top 10 cities whose residents spent the most on National Day travel within China spent at least 3,000 yuan, with Shenzhen topping the list at 3,324 yuan, according to Ctrip.

China’s economic slowdown: How bad is it?

"What worries me is that they just don't seem to have gotten the disease under control yet. The pig stock is still falling," says Mr Evans-Pritchard.

China is starting to eat into its emergency reserves of pork

China's pork crisis has gotten so bad that some of its cities are starting to tap into their precious strategic reserves of frozen pig meat. At least...

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How Much U.S. Debt Does China Own?

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Tencent loses $46 billion as Donald Trump’s WeChat ban rocks China markets

The Trump administration’s move to ban U.S. residents from doing business with Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat app rippled through Chinese markets, erasing $46 billion from the Internet giant’s market value.

Trump seeks to clear out China from networks worldwide

The Trump administration has launched a wide-ranging program to isolate and expunge Chinese companies from networks and digital services worldwide, calling the communist-led country a threat to national security.

10 US Companies With Highest Revenue Exposure To China

Relations between the United States and China have worsened over the last few years. The trade tariffs, the novel coronavirus, the Hong Kong security law, the closure of consulates, and China’s expansionist mindset have all contributed to the downturn in the US-China relations.

Zoom will suspend direct sales in mainland China and only sell through partners, amid scrutiny over its ties to the country

Zoom is halting direct sales of its video conferencing products in mainland China and...

HSBC profits hammered by pandemic and soaring US-China tensions

HSBC on Monday said profits for the first half of 2020 plunged by 69 percent...

Trump says TikTok app will be banned in the US over security concerns

US President Donald Trump said he will soon take action to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

Samsung Electronics to halt production at its last computer factory in China

Samsung Electronics Co will halt operations of its last computer factory in China, the South Korean tech giant said on Saturday, the latest manufacturer to shift production from the world’s second-biggest economy.

Trump to Order China’s ByteDance to Sell TikTok in U.S.

President Donald Trump plans to announce a decision ordering China’s ByteDance Ltd. to divest its ownership of the popular U.S.-based music-video app TikTok, according to people familiar with the matter.

Wanda Sells Chicago Property for $270 Million to Reduce Debt

Wanda Hotel Development Co., a Hong Kong-listed subsidiary of Dalian Want Group, said in a filing that it has agreed to sell its 90% stake in Vista Tower for $270 million to Magellan Parcel.

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Money

HSBC ends 20-month wait for China securities JV approval

HSBC's partnership is with the state-backed Qianhai Financial Holdings Co and is majority-owned by the British bank, in contrast with most other Sino-foreign investment banking partnerships where the Chinese partner retains control.

China’s Hedge Fund Elite Live in Their Own Private Village

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This is how China controls its currency

The yuan has become caught up in the trade fight between China and the United States. China's currency has declined around 9% versus the US dollar since...

Entrepreneurs

China’s Rich List is Out, No Prizes for Guessing Who’s Still on Top

The Hurun China Rich List 2019 was released today, October 10, and reveals just how deep the pockets of China’s elite run.
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China’s Entrepreneurs Are Wary of Its Future

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WeChat Blocks Douyin Registration as Social Media App Spat Escalates

Chinese netizens are unable to register to popular short-video app Douyin using WeChat, marking the latest twist in a bitter battle between Douyin parent company Bytedance and WeChat owner Tencent.

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Trade

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China’s foreign direct investment flows

Many commentators are saying that the rest of the world will now seek to reduce its connections to China, but the data tells a different story, Chunlai Chen and Christopher Findlay write.

Reshoring, restructuring, and the future of supply chains

Risks can be hidden in a supply chain, Simchi-Levi said, and aren’t always associated with a particular region. Overall, companies should focus less on location and more on stress tests.

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Shares hit by Trump tariff threat to China

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Economists

What the potential crisis on the Yangtze means for China and the world

As if 2020 has not been sufficiently crisis-laden for the People’s Republic of China, it now faces the potential for major catastrophe due to massive rains.

China is choosing a different approach to stimulus — is the world ready?

Earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook published a letter to Apple investors warning that the greater-than-expected economic deceleration in China would lead to end-of-year revenue...

China is blocking World Bank report that calls for state-owned enterprise reform

China has delayed the publication of a report on its economy, written in conjunction with the World Bank, as it tries to tone down...

China to Davos: Stop freaking out about our economy

China has a message for the Davos crowd: Fear about an economic slowdown is overblown. In a speech at the World Economic Forum, Vice President...

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Trade Relations

US and China face awkward talks as China misses its trade commitments

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Japan reveals 87 projects eligible for ‘China exit’ subsidies

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on Friday unveiled the first group of Japanese companies to subsidize for shifting manufacturing out of China to Southeast Asia or Japan.

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China says US trade probe would violate international rules

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China’s outbound investment plummets

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As if 2020 has not been sufficiently crisis-laden for the People’s Republic of China, it now faces the potential for major catastrophe due to massive rains.

US and China face awkward talks as China misses its trade...

China has been quite restrained in the face of the increasing hostility of the Trump administration, generally confining itself to rhetoric rather than retaliation.

China pursues economic self-reliance as external risks grow: advisers

China is looking to reduce its reliance on overseas markets and technology for its economic development, government advisers say, as U.S. hostility and a global pandemic increase external risks that could hamper longer-term progress.

Xi speeds up China’s inward economic pivot

President Xi Jinping is accelerating his push for a China that can stand on its own feet as mounting pressure at home and abroad exposes the vulnerability of Beijing’s economic model.

China faces financial ruin: Fresh COVID-19 outbreaks and severe flooding hit...

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10 US Companies With Highest Revenue Exposure To China

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Zoom will suspend direct sales in mainland China and only sell...

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HSBC profits hammered by pandemic and soaring US-China tensions

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US President Donald Trump said he will soon take action to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

Samsung Electronics to halt production at its last computer factory in...

Samsung Electronics Co will halt operations of its last computer factory in China, the South Korean tech giant said on Saturday, the latest manufacturer to shift production from the world’s second-biggest economy.

Don’t believe in China’s economic data: they are fake numbers

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Trump to Order China’s ByteDance to Sell TikTok in U.S.

President Donald Trump plans to announce a decision ordering China’s ByteDance Ltd. to divest its ownership of the popular U.S.-based music-video app TikTok, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Alibaba and Jack Ma sued over ‘fake news’ on Indian apps

An Indian court has summoned Alibaba and its founder Jack Ma in a case in which a former employee in India says he was wrongfully fired after objecting to what he saw as censorship and fake news on company apps, documents seen by Reuters showed.

Chinese banks urged to switch away from SWIFT

China should prepare for potential US sanctions by increasing the use of its own financial messaging network for cross-border transactions in the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau, according to a report from the investment banking unit of Bank of China.