Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.
Amanda Lee
Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.

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US-China interim trade deal hamstrung by fundamental differences, experts say

Two sides ‘not on the same page’ on issues such as the removal of tariffs, researcher says.

16 Nov 2019 - 11:59PM

Two sides ‘not on the same page’ on issues such as the removal of tariffs, researcher says.

US-China interim trade deal hamstrung by fundamental differences, experts say
China’s economic success given ample plugging in new exhibition, while glancing over problems

China’s transformation from an economic backwater to a global powerhouse is on display at a new exhibition in Beijing – minus a few problematic details.

14 Nov 2019 - 7:00AM

China’s transformation from an economic backwater to a global powerhouse is on display at a new exhibition in Beijing – minus a few problematic details.

China’s economic success given ample plugging in new exhibition, while glancing over problems
Growing ‘suspicion’ in US of doing business with China, ex-US diplomat says

Trade and tech conflict gives US groups long suspicious of China ‘perfect opportunity’ to ‘demonise’ relationship, Mark Brzezinski tells Caixin Summit.

12 Nov 2019 - 8:29PM

Trade and tech conflict gives US groups long suspicious of China ‘perfect opportunity’ to ‘demonise’ relationship, Mark Brzezinski tells Caixin Summit.

Growing ‘suspicion’ in US of doing business with China, ex-US diplomat says
China developers should consider other industries as Beijing unlikely to ease property controls, tycoon says

China’s real estate controls are unlikely to be relaxed in the near future so developers should branch out, says billionaire real estate tycoon Sun Hongbin.

8 Nov 2019 - 8:00AM

China’s real estate controls are unlikely to be relaxed in the near future so developers should branch out, says billionaire real estate tycoon Sun Hongbin.

China developers should consider other industries as Beijing unlikely to ease property controls, tycoon says
China regulatory failure to contain financial excesses putting off some foreign investors

China has taken steps to crack down on shadow banking and peer-to-peer lending in recent years, but lingering structural issues continue to concern foreign investors.

6 Nov 2019 - 9:30PM

China has taken steps to crack down on shadow banking and peer-to-peer lending in recent years, but lingering structural issues continue to concern foreign investors.

China regulatory failure to contain financial excesses putting off some foreign investors
China to pursue shared platforms to upgrade manufacturing sector after shelving ‘Made in China 2025’

The ‘Made in China 2025’ plan to upgrade China’s hi-tech industries drew a barrage of criticism from the United States and European Union.

1 Nov 2019 - 5:30AM

The ‘Made in China 2025’ plan to upgrade China’s hi-tech industries drew a barrage of criticism from the United States and European Union.

China to pursue shared platforms to upgrade manufacturing sector after shelving ‘Made in China 2025’
China upgrading local government financial monitoring system to rein in ‘hidden debt’

China is strengthening a national monitoring system that keeps tabs on some 700,000 local government financing vehicles in a bid to reduce debt.

31 Oct 2019 - 1:02PM

China is strengthening a national monitoring system that keeps tabs on some 700,000 local government financing vehicles in a bid to reduce debt.

China upgrading local government financial monitoring system to rein in ‘hidden debt’
China’s capital outflows widen, but US trade war currency deal could ease pressures

Negotiators are believed to be discussing a currency provision in trade truce deal that may help ease pressure on the yuan and help limit outflows reported by analysts.

29 Oct 2019 - 2:54AM

Negotiators are believed to be discussing a currency provision in trade truce deal that may help ease pressure on the yuan and help limit outflows reported by analysts.

China’s capital outflows widen, but US trade war currency deal could ease pressures
China advances in World Bank’s ease of business rankings after sharp increase in reforms

China has jumped to 31st from 45th in the World Bank’s global ease of doing business rankings, showing ‘eagerness to reform’.

25 Oct 2019 - 9:14AM

China has jumped to 31st from 45th in the World Bank’s global ease of doing business rankings, showing ‘eagerness to reform’.

China advances in World Bank’s ease of business rankings after sharp increase in reforms
China’s new law aimed at equal market treatment draws scepticism from observers

Beijing has passed legislation aimed at levelling the playing field for overseas companies operating in China, but some observers see little practical impact.

25 Oct 2019 - 11:28AM

Beijing has passed legislation aimed at levelling the playing field for overseas companies operating in China, but some observers see little practical impact.

China’s new law aimed at equal market treatment draws scepticism from observers
China scholars urge Beijing to sign trade war truce with Donald Trump, but get ready for a prolonged conflict

A group of Chinese scholars expect a trade truce between China and the US to be reached by December 15, but they warn of long-term competition between the two powers.

24 Oct 2019 - 3:45PM

A group of Chinese scholars expect a trade truce between China and the US to be reached by December 15, but they warn of long-term competition between the two powers.

China scholars urge Beijing to sign trade war truce with Donald Trump, but get ready for a prolonged conflict
China doubles value of infrastructure project approvals to stave off economic slowdown amid trade war

China has doubled the value of infrastructure approvals to US$107.8 billion over the past year as it seeks to prop up its slowing economy.

22 Oct 2019 - 2:17PM

China has doubled the value of infrastructure approvals to US$107.8 billion over the past year as it seeks to prop up its slowing economy.

China doubles value of infrastructure project approvals to stave off economic slowdown amid trade war
China renews pledge to open markets, level playing field for foreign firms after US trade war deal progress

China has increased its efforts in recent months to boost foreign investment amid weaker investor confidence caused largely by the trade war with the United States.

17 Oct 2019 - 10:51PM

China has increased its efforts in recent months to boost foreign investment amid weaker investor confidence caused largely by the trade war with the United States.

China renews pledge to open markets, level playing field for foreign firms after US trade war deal progress
China’s 2019 growth rate again cut by IMF as US trade war, Brexit leaves world economy in ‘precarious’ position

Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) predict in their latest report that China’s growth will be 6.1 per cent in 2019 and 5.8 per cent in 2020.

16 Oct 2019 - 11:46AM

Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) predict in their latest report that China’s growth will be 6.1 per cent in 2019 and 5.8 per cent in 2020.

China’s 2019 growth rate again cut by IMF as US trade war, Brexit leaves world economy in ‘precarious’ position
Can Kazakhstan’s China-backed financial hub boost belt and road funding?

New stock exchange in Kazakh capital backed by Shanghai and Nasdaq exchanges and Goldman Sachs – but analysts unconvinced it can tap international investor money.

8 Oct 2019 - 9:55AM

New stock exchange in Kazakh capital backed by Shanghai and Nasdaq exchanges and Goldman Sachs – but analysts unconvinced it can tap international investor money.

Can Kazakhstan’s China-backed financial hub boost belt and road funding?
Joe Biden’s son listed as director at China-backed equity firm, government filings show

Former US vice-president Joe Biden’s son is listed as a director of a state-backed equity fund in China, official government filings show.

24 Oct 2019 - 3:39AM

Former US vice-president Joe Biden’s son is listed as a director of a state-backed equity fund in China, official government filings show.

Joe Biden’s son listed as director at China-backed equity firm, government filings show
China consumers cut back on travel during ‘golden week’ holiday due slowing growth, weaker yuan

Many Chinese consumers are forgoing expensive trips abroad amid a slowdown in the economy and decline in the value of the yuan.

4 Oct 2019 - 10:19AM

Many Chinese consumers are forgoing expensive trips abroad amid a slowdown in the economy and decline in the value of the yuan.

China consumers cut back on travel during ‘golden week’ holiday due slowing growth, weaker yuan
Restricting US capital flows into China could impact global markets, analysts warn

Proposals to restrict US capital flows into China amid an ongoing trade war could impact Chinese firms listed on global stock exchanges, analysts say.

3 Oct 2019 - 9:18AM

Proposals to restrict US capital flows into China amid an ongoing trade war could impact Chinese firms listed on global stock exchanges, analysts say.

Restricting US capital flows into China could impact global markets, analysts warn
China’s industrial profits contract in August as economy battles slow growth amid trade war with US

Profits at China’s large industrial firms fell 2 per cent in August, with a year-to-date decline of 1.7 per cent.

27 Sep 2019 - 8:52PM

Profits at China’s large industrial firms fell 2 per cent in August, with a year-to-date decline of 1.7 per cent.

China’s industrial profits contract in August as economy battles slow growth amid trade war with US
China confirms ‘considerable’ purchases of US soybeans and pork ahead of October’s trade war talks

Resumption in large scale purchases of pork and soybeans aimed at paving the way for talks in October, but China has yet to confirm date for Washington trip.

27 Sep 2019 - 2:24PM

Resumption in large scale purchases of pork and soybeans aimed at paving the way for talks in October, but China has yet to confirm date for Washington trip.

China confirms ‘considerable’ purchases of US soybeans and pork ahead of October’s trade war talks
US global postal rate deal will have limited impact on Chinese exporters, observers say

The United States will be allowed to set its own rates for international letters and small packages from abroad starting in June 2020.

27 Sep 2019 - 3:18PM

The United States will be allowed to set its own rates for international letters and small packages from abroad starting in June 2020.

US global postal rate deal will have limited impact on Chinese exporters, observers say
China’s troubled banks ‘engaged in blind expansion’ but financial stability remains solid, says central bank chief

People’s Bank of China governor Yi Gang addressed plans for bailing out regional banks after Baoshang Bank, Jinzhou Bank and Hengfeng Bank all ran into difficulties.

25 Sep 2019 - 6:00PM

People’s Bank of China governor Yi Gang addressed plans for bailing out regional banks after Baoshang Bank, Jinzhou Bank and Hengfeng Bank all ran into difficulties.

China’s troubled banks ‘engaged in blind expansion’ but financial stability remains solid, says central bank chief
US exit from global post union could signal the end of cheap Chinese goods for American online shoppers

Last year, the US said it would leave the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and set its own postal rates, claiming that the system is unfairly advantageous to China.

25 Sep 2019 - 12:06PM

Last year, the US said it would leave the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and set its own postal rates, claiming that the system is unfairly advantageous to China.

US exit from global post union could signal the end of cheap Chinese goods for American online shoppers
China in no rush to follow global interest rate cuts, central bank governor says

People’s Bank of China (PBOC) chief Yi Gang says Chinese economic conditions are in a ‘reasonable range’ meaning there is no need for major interest rate cuts.

24 Sep 2019 - 10:39PM

People’s Bank of China (PBOC) chief Yi Gang says Chinese economic conditions are in a ‘reasonable range’ meaning there is no need for major interest rate cuts.

China in no rush to follow global interest rate cuts, central bank governor says
US seeking to ‘colonise’ China’s economy with trade deal, says veteran economic policymaker Li Deshui

Veteran policymaker says US demanded China amend domestic laws and proposed establishment of bilateral office to debate Beijing’s economic policies.

23 Sep 2019 - 9:42AM

Veteran policymaker says US demanded China amend domestic laws and proposed establishment of bilateral office to debate Beijing’s economic policies.

US seeking to ‘colonise’ China’s economy with trade deal, says veteran economic policymaker Li Deshui
China government spending flat in August as tax cuts drain revenue, delay projects

Total government spending fell 0.2 per cent in August compared to a year earlier, the first month this year that spending did not increase.

20 Sep 2019 - 1:30PM

Total government spending fell 0.2 per cent in August compared to a year earlier, the first month this year that spending did not increase.

China government spending flat in August as tax cuts drain revenue, delay projects
China releases Hong Kong-based FedEx pilot on bail after finding airgun pellets in luggage

Ex-US Air Force colonel Todd Hohn is reported to have been detained a week ago at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport before boarding a Cathay Dragon flight.

21 Sep 2019 - 2:23PM

Ex-US Air Force colonel Todd Hohn is reported to have been detained a week ago at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport before boarding a Cathay Dragon flight.

China releases Hong Kong-based FedEx pilot on bail after finding airgun pellets in luggage
China under increasing pressure to maintain ‘stable employment’ environment amid US trade war

China’s official urban jobless rate was 5.2 per cent at the end of August, 0.1 percentage point lower than July, and well below the target of 5.5 per cent.

18 Sep 2019 - 10:40PM

China’s official urban jobless rate was 5.2 per cent at the end of August, 0.1 percentage point lower than July, and well below the target of 5.5 per cent.

China under increasing pressure to maintain ‘stable employment’ environment amid US trade war
London Stock Exchange rejection ‘shows Hong Kong can’t make it alone’

City must align with China’s national interests to make the most of the country’s opportunities, Communist Party mouthpiece says.

17 Sep 2019 - 10:24AM

City must align with China’s national interests to make the most of the country’s opportunities, Communist Party mouthpiece says.

London Stock Exchange rejection ‘shows Hong Kong can’t make it alone’
HSBC chairman Mark Tucker condemns violent protests in Hong Kong

Tucker says the bank remains confident about the city’s future but solution to crisis must be within ‘one country, two systems’.

16 Sep 2019 - 12:41AM

Tucker says the bank remains confident about the city’s future but solution to crisis must be within ‘one country, two systems’.

HSBC chairman Mark Tucker condemns violent protests in Hong Kong