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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China’s credit system stops the sale of over 26 million plane and train tickets

System aims to pressure citizens to avoid bad behaviour, with 13.49 million individuals classified as untrustworthy by the of March.

18 Apr 2019 - 11:29PM

System aims to pressure citizens to avoid bad behaviour, with 13.49 million individuals classified as untrustworthy by the of March.

China’s credit system stops the sale of over 26 million plane and train tickets
China presses on with interest in UK’s high speed rail project with high level meeting in Beijing

HS2 is the largest high speed rail project in Europe, but there are growing concerns in the UK about its cost and economic benefit.

16 Apr 2019 - 9:00PM

HS2 is the largest high speed rail project in Europe, but there are growing concerns in the UK about its cost and economic benefit.

China presses on with interest in UK’s high speed rail project with high level meeting in Beijing
China’s middle class still seeking protection in Hong Kong’s insurance market despite forex crackdown

Premiums collected from mainland Chinese visitors made up 30 per cent of Hong Kong’s annual total for personal insurance in 2018.

12 Apr 2019 - 12:56PM

Premiums collected from mainland Chinese visitors made up 30 per cent of Hong Kong’s annual total for personal insurance in 2018.

China’s middle class still seeking protection in Hong Kong’s insurance market despite forex crackdown
China cuts controversial tax on personal items bought overseas in move to boost consumption

The tax rate on products including computers, foodstuffs, gold and silverware, furniture and medicines will be lowered to 13 per cent from 15 per cent.

9 Apr 2019 - 9:45AM

The tax rate on products including computers, foodstuffs, gold and silverware, furniture and medicines will be lowered to 13 per cent from 15 per cent.

China cuts controversial tax on personal items bought overseas in move to boost consumption
China’s new credit rating system will even monitor people’s utility bill payments

System developed by central bank to help government better control debt likely to be introduced soon, state media says.

8 Apr 2019 - 10:50AM

System developed by central bank to help government better control debt likely to be introduced soon, state media says.

China’s new credit rating system will even monitor people’s utility bill payments
Sleeping Chinese man robbed of US$1,800 as smartphone’s facial recognition system is caught napping

Roommates unlock handset and transfer funds even though victim’s eyes are tight shut.

7 Apr 2019 - 9:50PM

Roommates unlock handset and transfer funds even though victim’s eyes are tight shut.

Sleeping Chinese man robbed of US$1,800 as smartphone’s facial recognition system is caught napping
China refuses to give up ‘developing country’ status at WTO despite US demands

Beijing calls differential treatment a ‘fundamental right’, says it will not cede to Trump’s demands on World Trade Organisation reform.

8 Apr 2019 - 10:38AM

Beijing calls differential treatment a ‘fundamental right’, says it will not cede to Trump’s demands on World Trade Organisation reform.

China refuses to give up ‘developing country’ status at WTO despite US demands
Trade war: Donald Trump to meet Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He as negotiators eye presidential summit

Pair to meet on Thursday with officials said to be discussing when Trump and counterpart Xi Jinping could meet to sign a deal but details of an agreement still to be finalised.

4 Apr 2019 - 11:48PM

Pair to meet on Thursday with officials said to be discussing when Trump and counterpart Xi Jinping could meet to sign a deal but details of an agreement still to be finalised.

Trade war: Donald Trump to meet Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He as negotiators eye presidential summit
China names and shames local governments for mistreating foreign investors

China is trying to attract increased overseas investment with some parties looking elsewhere due to the US-China trade war and increasing costs.

3 Apr 2019 - 11:27PM

China is trying to attract increased overseas investment with some parties looking elsewhere due to the US-China trade war and increasing costs.

China names and shames local governments for mistreating foreign investors
Has Hainan’s free-trade zone lived up to expectations in its first 12 months?

From November to March, it has attracted US$27.6 billion of investment, with contracts signed for a further 285.9 billion yuan US$42.4 billion.

29 Mar 2019 - 9:57PM

From November to March, it has attracted US$27.6 billion of investment, with contracts signed for a further 285.9 billion yuan US$42.4 billion.

Has Hainan’s free-trade zone lived up to expectations in its first 12 months?
Has China’s answer to Davos lost its shine with high-profile absences and a TV blackout?

When Premier Li Keqiang presented the keynote speech, it was surprisingly not streamed live on mainland Chinese television by state media.

29 Mar 2019 - 10:30AM

When Premier Li Keqiang presented the keynote speech, it was surprisingly not streamed live on mainland Chinese television by state media.

Has China’s answer to Davos lost its shine with high-profile absences and a TV blackout?
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang talks up ‘steady’ and ‘positive’ economy, as crunch US-China trade war talks kick off in Beijing

China will reduce the number of industries in which foreign investment is banned before the end of June, Li Keqiang tells the Boao Forum for Asia.

28 Mar 2019 - 5:53PM

China will reduce the number of industries in which foreign investment is banned before the end of June, Li Keqiang tells the Boao Forum for Asia.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang talks up ‘steady’ and ‘positive’ economy, as crunch US-China trade war talks kick off in Beijing
China’s local government debt at ‘boiling point’ as Beijing seeks to boost growth, says renowned academic

Regional authorities have issued US$163.8 billion in debt since the start of 2019, four times that of year-earlier period.

27 Mar 2019 - 11:51AM

Regional authorities have issued US$163.8 billion in debt since the start of 2019, four times that of year-earlier period.

China’s local government debt at ‘boiling point’ as Beijing seeks to boost growth, says renowned academic
China and EU seek common ground on environmentally friendly green bonds

Agreement on standards would be rare deal as relations between the trading partners fray on other fronts.

22 Mar 2019 - 9:58AM

Agreement on standards would be rare deal as relations between the trading partners fray on other fronts.

China and EU seek common ground on environmentally friendly green bonds
China’s middle class stress over debt payments as unemployment hits two-year high

China’s unemployment rate jumped to 5.3 per cent in January and February, while household debt now makes up 52 per cent of gross domestic product.

21 Mar 2019 - 7:00AM

China’s unemployment rate jumped to 5.3 per cent in January and February, while household debt now makes up 52 per cent of gross domestic product.

China’s middle class stress over debt payments as unemployment hits two-year high
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says foreign investment law shows Beijing is serious about opening economy further

Chinese Premier stressed that the law will regulate officials’ behaviour, making sure foreign investors’ rights will be protected.

15 Mar 2019 - 9:00PM

Chinese Premier stressed that the law will regulate officials’ behaviour, making sure foreign investors’ rights will be protected.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says foreign investment law shows Beijing is serious about opening economy further
Is China about to bring shadow banking back out of the darkness to kick start its slowing economy?

Government crack down on debt and risky lending also eliminated legitimate funding channels for smaller private sector businesses.

14 Mar 2019 - 4:19AM

Government crack down on debt and risky lending also eliminated legitimate funding channels for smaller private sector businesses.

Is China about to bring shadow banking back out of the darkness to kick start its slowing economy?
China says state-owned enterprises are ‘independent market players’

State assets oversight agency denies any ‘systematic arrangement for extra subsidies’ for firms controlled by central government.

9 Mar 2019 - 11:24PM

State assets oversight agency denies any ‘systematic arrangement for extra subsidies’ for firms controlled by central government.

China says state-owned enterprises are ‘independent market players’
China set to vote on new law aimed at levelling playing field for foreign investors

Members of the foreign business community say the legislation is being pushed through in response to the trade war with the United States, while Chinese analysts say it reflects China’s desire to improve its economy and legal system.

9 Mar 2019 - 11:54AM

Members of the foreign business community say the legislation is being pushed through in response to the trade war with the United States, while Chinese analysts say it reflects China’s desire to improve its economy and legal system.

China set to vote on new law aimed at levelling playing field for foreign investors
‘An extraordinary man’: China’s tobacco and orange king, entrepreneur Chu Shijian, dies aged 91

An iconic figure, the head of an orange-growing empire called Chu Oranges endured the tough life of an entrepreneur in a rapidly changing China.

7 Mar 2019 - 1:17PM

An iconic figure, the head of an orange-growing empire called Chu Oranges endured the tough life of an entrepreneur in a rapidly changing China.

‘An extraordinary man’: China’s tobacco and orange king, entrepreneur Chu Shijian, dies aged 91
China raises 2019 budget deficit target on promises of tax cuts and infrastructure spending to stem slowdown

Deficit target raised to 2.8 per cent of gross domestic product from 2.6 per cent in 2018, providing more fiscal leeway for government spending.

5 Mar 2019 - 11:30AM

Deficit target raised to 2.8 per cent of gross domestic product from 2.6 per cent in 2018, providing more fiscal leeway for government spending.

China raises 2019 budget deficit target on promises of tax cuts and infrastructure spending to stem slowdown
Chinese firm still keen on US electronics market after avoiding prosecution in LED display patent case

Sansi Electronic Engineering were named in a patent infringement complaint regarding modular LED display panels and components until it was dropped by an rival firm.

5 Mar 2019 - 7:03AM

Sansi Electronic Engineering were named in a patent infringement complaint regarding modular LED display panels and components until it was dropped by an rival firm.

Chinese firm still keen on US electronics market after avoiding prosecution in LED display patent case
China’s securities regulator raises doubts about readiness of new tech board in debut meeting with press
  • Yi Huiman, veteran banker and chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said he had been working with different research and audit departments to stabilise the market

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28 Feb 2019 - 12:14AM
  • Yi Huiman, veteran banker and chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said he had been working with different research and audit departments to stabilise the market

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China’s securities regulator raises doubts about readiness of new tech board in debut meeting with press
China’s bad debts may worsen if growth falters below 6 per cent, warns US rating agency

Moody’s estimates China’s gross domestic product growth will be 6 per cent in 2019.

26 Feb 2019 - 8:47PM

Moody’s estimates China’s gross domestic product growth will be 6 per cent in 2019.

China’s bad debts may worsen if growth falters below 6 per cent, warns US rating agency
China has avoided ‘systemic financial meltdown and financial crisis’, watchdog chief claims

Deputy chairman of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission Wang Zhaoxing says ‘banking industry has returned to its base’.

26 Feb 2019 - 10:42AM

Deputy chairman of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission Wang Zhaoxing says ‘banking industry has returned to its base’.

China has avoided ‘systemic financial meltdown and financial crisis’, watchdog chief claims
Xiaomi-backed online broker that serves Chinese stock traders aims to raise US$150 million in Nasdaq IPO

Xiaomi, one of the world’s largest smartphone makers founded by Chinese entrepreneur Lei Jun, owns 14.1 per cent of up Fintech Holding

23 Feb 2019 - 8:47PM

Xiaomi, one of the world’s largest smartphone makers founded by Chinese entrepreneur Lei Jun, owns 14.1 per cent of up Fintech Holding

Xiaomi-backed online broker that serves Chinese stock traders aims to raise US$150 million in Nasdaq IPO
Few buyers for latest batch of flats at Sino Land project Grand Central as lacklustre start to year for Hong Kong property market continues

Sino Land sells just 15 flats out of 161 at its Grand Central development in Kwun Tong, sources say.

23 Feb 2019 - 11:11PM

Sino Land sells just 15 flats out of 161 at its Grand Central development in Kwun Tong, sources say.

Few buyers for latest batch of flats at Sino Land project Grand Central as lacklustre start to year for Hong Kong property market continues
China should boost ties with Japan, South Korea to counter increasingly hostile US, analysts say
  • China has become too dependent on US, should leverage relationships with Tokyo, Seoul and Southeast Asia to drive regional economic development.
22 Feb 2019 - 10:58PM
  • China has become too dependent on US, should leverage relationships with Tokyo, Seoul and Southeast Asia to drive regional economic development.
China should boost ties with Japan, South Korea to counter increasingly hostile US, analysts say
China’s debt reduction drive becomes trade war casualty as Beijing unleashes bank lending

A record US$477 billion in new loans were granted in January as President Xi Jinping’s deleveraging campaign is put on hold.

20 Feb 2019 - 9:20PM

A record US$477 billion in new loans were granted in January as President Xi Jinping’s deleveraging campaign is put on hold.

China’s debt reduction drive becomes trade war casualty as Beijing unleashes bank lending
Tianjin’s foreign investment and jobs drop amid trade war and industrial shift to new sectors

Closure of Samsung’s huge smartphone factory in December highlights the challenges faced by foreign firms in China’s fast-evolving business environment.

14 Feb 2019 - 3:06PM

Closure of Samsung’s huge smartphone factory in December highlights the challenges faced by foreign firms in China’s fast-evolving business environment.

Tianjin’s foreign investment and jobs drop amid trade war and industrial shift to new sectors