Elaine Chan

Focuses on China business and finance
Elaine Chan
Focuses on China business and finance

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Uncertainty over US-China trade deal between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at G20 fuels global recession fears

It is hoped Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump will meet in Japan later this month to at least stop tariffs on a further US$300 billion of Chinese imports.

12 Jun 2019 - 9:09AM

It is hoped Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump will meet in Japan later this month to at least stop tariffs on a further US$300 billion of Chinese imports.

Uncertainty over US-China trade deal between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at G20 fuels global recession fears
China’s foreign exchange reserves rebound in May, gold holdings also rise

Speculation that China could use massive reserves, mostly US dollar-denominated assets, to counter trade war moves by US President Donald Trump.

11 Jun 2019 - 12:10PM

Speculation that China could use massive reserves, mostly US dollar-denominated assets, to counter trade war moves by US President Donald Trump.

China’s foreign exchange reserves rebound in May, gold holdings also rise
Guangdong’s move to ease limits, boost China’s car sales met with scepticism by analysts and residents

Guangzhou’s quota will be increased by 100,000 and Shenzhen’s by 80,000, but move ‘will serve as short-term stimulus’ in efforts to offset US-China trade war.

7 Jun 2019 - 7:30PM

Guangzhou’s quota will be increased by 100,000 and Shenzhen’s by 80,000, but move ‘will serve as short-term stimulus’ in efforts to offset US-China trade war.

Guangdong’s move to ease limits, boost China’s car sales met with scepticism by analysts and residents
China has ‘ability and confidence’ to meet any challenge posed by trade war, Xi Jinping says

Despite slowdown in global growth, China’s economy has achieved steady expansion, president tells Russian media ahead of state visit.

6 Jun 2019 - 2:00PM

Despite slowdown in global growth, China’s economy has achieved steady expansion, president tells Russian media ahead of state visit.

China has ‘ability and confidence’ to meet any challenge posed by trade war, Xi Jinping says
China’s home-grown brands benefiting from resurgence as trade war shifts focus closer to home

The increased demand comes amid Beijing’s drive to shift away from an export-oriented economy to one driven by domestic consumption amid the US-China trade war.

4 Jun 2019 - 7:45PM

The increased demand comes amid Beijing’s drive to shift away from an export-oriented economy to one driven by domestic consumption amid the US-China trade war.

China’s home-grown brands benefiting from resurgence as trade war shifts focus closer to home
Armyworm to bite China’s under pressure food supply within two months as trade war tariffs limit US crop imports

The pest has already attacked crops in 13 provinces and regions in southern China after African swine fever forced China to slaughter millions of pigs.

22 May 2019 - 4:24PM

The pest has already attacked crops in 13 provinces and regions in southern China after African swine fever forced China to slaughter millions of pigs.

Armyworm to bite China’s under pressure food supply within two months as trade war tariffs limit US crop imports
China’s coal capital is dying as local natural resources are exhausted

For more than a century, coal was the centre of life for the residents of Fushun, 50km from the Liaoning provincial capital of Shenyang, earning the city the nickname “capital of coal”.

10 May 2019 - 5:31PM

For more than a century, coal was the centre of life for the residents of Fushun, 50km from the Liaoning provincial capital of Shenyang, earning the city the nickname “capital of coal”.

China’s coal capital is dying as local natural resources are exhausted
China’s rust belt starting to shine with new economy firms, but the prosperous south still leads the way

The services industry in the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang combined is less than a third of the size of Guangdong’s.

10 May 2019 - 4:45PM

The services industry in the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang combined is less than a third of the size of Guangdong’s.

China’s rust belt starting to shine with new economy firms, but the prosperous south still leads the way
China’s exports suffer surprise fall in April amid heightened trade war tensions with United States

Exports dropped by 2.7 per cent in April, countering a 14.2 per cent rise in March and an economic growth rate of 6.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2019

8 May 2019 - 2:00PM

Exports dropped by 2.7 per cent in April, countering a 14.2 per cent rise in March and an economic growth rate of 6.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2019

China’s exports suffer surprise fall in April amid heightened trade war tensions with United States
China’s rust belt cities shrouded in uncertainty as exhausted natural resources shake China’s foundations

As the natural resources that gave rise to heavy industries in China’s northeast run dry, the cities that developed around coal mines are struggling to modernise.

10 May 2019 - 4:47PM

As the natural resources that gave rise to heavy industries in China’s northeast run dry, the cities that developed around coal mines are struggling to modernise.

China’s rust belt cities shrouded in uncertainty as exhausted natural resources shake China’s foundations
China’s Northeastern rust belt was once ‘eldest son’, now struggling as runt of the litter

Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang were the birthplace of China’s industrialisation in the 1950s, but now contribute just 6.3 per cent to gross domestic product combined.

10 May 2019 - 4:48PM

Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang were the birthplace of China’s industrialisation in the 1950s, but now contribute just 6.3 per cent to gross domestic product combined.

China’s Northeastern rust belt was once ‘eldest son’, now struggling as runt of the litter
China’s private firms in traditional low-tech sectors struggling without government support

Lack of access to capital at an affordable rate remains primary problem facing small and medium-sized manufacturers.

24 Apr 2019 - 9:47AM

Lack of access to capital at an affordable rate remains primary problem facing small and medium-sized manufacturers.

China’s private firms in traditional low-tech sectors struggling without government support
China’s private tutoring industry is booming despite economic slowdown

Private education spending is registering double-digit growth and has become a recession-proof sector.

25 Mar 2019 - 11:20PM

Private education spending is registering double-digit growth and has become a recession-proof sector.

China’s private tutoring industry is booming despite economic slowdown
China’s decision to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 driven by safety concerns, not US-China trade war: experts say

Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered domestic carriers to temporarily ground the aircraft after fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash.

13 Mar 2019 - 10:48AM

Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered domestic carriers to temporarily ground the aircraft after fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash.

China’s decision to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 driven by safety concerns, not US-China trade war: experts say
China vehicles sales falls for eighth straight month in February, damping hopes of economic upturn

The world’s biggest car market sold 1.48 million vehicles in February, a 13.8 per cent drop, while sales of passenger cars dropped 17.4 per cent to 1.22 million.

11 Mar 2019 - 10:26PM

The world’s biggest car market sold 1.48 million vehicles in February, a 13.8 per cent drop, while sales of passenger cars dropped 17.4 per cent to 1.22 million.

China vehicles sales falls for eighth straight month in February, damping hopes of economic upturn
China spreading ‘positive news’ of strong export rebound in early March after February plunge

Exports in the first nine days of March surged 39.9 per cent after February showed the largest drop in three years, led by a large fall in trade with the United States.

11 Mar 2019 - 7:49PM

Exports in the first nine days of March surged 39.9 per cent after February showed the largest drop in three years, led by a large fall in trade with the United States.

China spreading ‘positive news’ of strong export rebound in early March after February plunge
China growth to slow to 2 per cent over next decade as structural issues take hold, research firm says

Domestic structural issues are a bigger factor in the slowdown than impact from the US-China trade war.

8 Mar 2019 - 10:03AM

Domestic structural issues are a bigger factor in the slowdown than impact from the US-China trade war.

China growth to slow to 2 per cent over next decade as structural issues  take hold, research firm says
China’s ‘two sessions’: an economic watershed or just more of the same?

Future of the economy to be prime topic at meetings of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference over the next two weeks.

5 Mar 2019 - 10:28AM

Future of the economy to be prime topic at meetings of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference over the next two weeks.

China’s ‘two sessions’: an economic watershed or just more of the same?
Hong Kong economy surpassed by neighbour Shenzhen for first time in 2018 as China’s hi-tech hub soars

Hong Kong’s GDP rose to HK$2.85 trillion last year compared to 2.42 trillion yuan or HK$2.87 trillion in Shenzhen.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:20PM

Hong Kong’s GDP rose to HK$2.85 trillion last year compared to 2.42 trillion yuan or HK$2.87 trillion in Shenzhen.

Hong Kong economy surpassed by neighbour Shenzhen for first time in 2018 as China’s hi-tech hub soars
China’s economic policy dilemma increases as boosting growth is eating into local government coffers

Most of the nation’s 31 provinces failed to meet 2018 budget targets after China’s cut in value-added tax last year.

27 Feb 2019 - 2:30PM

Most of the nation’s 31 provinces failed to meet 2018 budget targets after China’s cut in value-added tax last year.

China’s economic policy dilemma increases as boosting growth is eating into local government coffers
China’s social credit system report shows richest provinces are home to the most dodgy firms

Firms in Jiangsu and Guangdong provinces top the list of new additions to social credit system blacklist in 2018.

25 Feb 2019 - 11:23AM

Firms in Jiangsu and Guangdong provinces top the list of new additions to social credit system blacklist in 2018.

China’s social credit system report shows richest provinces are home to the most dodgy firms
Can China’s emerging cities help counter the economic slowdown and US-China trade war?

Retail sales in lower-tier cities have posted double-digit growth, outstripping larger cities like Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.

19 Feb 2019 - 11:22PM

Retail sales in lower-tier cities have posted double-digit growth, outstripping larger cities like Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.

Can China’s emerging cities help counter the economic slowdown and US-China trade war?
China’s manufacturing shrank again in January, as fears of further economic slowdown mount

Official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 49.5 from 49.4 in December as factory activity in China contracted for a second consecutive month.

31 Jan 2019 - 1:23PM

Official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 49.5 from 49.4 in December as factory activity in China contracted for a second consecutive month.

China’s manufacturing shrank again in January, as fears of further economic slowdown mount
Lenovo’s chairman says worst is over for PC giant and ‘intelligent transformation’ set to reap rewards
‘Made in China 2025’: how new technologies could help Beijing achieve its dream of becoming a semiconductor giant
‘Made in China 2025’: is Beijing’s plan for hi-tech dominance as big a threat as the West thinks it is?

The ‘Made in China 2025’ plan aims to break China’s reliance on foreign technology and pull its hi-tech industries up to Western levels. But it has become a lightning rod for Washington’s ire in its trade war with Beijing. This article – the first in a series on the plan – explains how it became the centre of so much attention.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The ‘Made in China 2025’ plan aims to break China’s reliance on foreign technology and pull its hi-tech industries up to Western levels. But it has become a lightning rod for Washington’s ire in its trade war with Beijing. This article – the first in a series on the plan – explains how it became the centre of so much attention.

‘Made in China 2025’: is Beijing’s plan for hi-tech dominance as big a threat as the West thinks it is?
How does China, the largest commodities buyer, become a price maker? Owning an offshore exchange is a start

China is hoping to have a long-term say in setting commodity prices as it looks to cut the dominance of exchanges in Chicago, London and New York

17 Jul 2018 - 6:05PM

China is hoping to have a long-term say in setting commodity prices as it looks to cut the dominance of exchanges in Chicago, London and New York

How does China, the largest commodities buyer, become a price maker? Owning an offshore exchange is a start
China’s embattled HNA shuts Hong Kong unit as it struggles to repay debt

The closure of HNA Innovation Finance is part of the group’s downsizing effort, which includes a slew of overseas and domestic asset disposals, to slash debt

15 Jun 2018 - 11:24PM

The closure of HNA Innovation Finance is part of the group’s downsizing effort, which includes a slew of overseas and domestic asset disposals, to slash debt

China’s embattled HNA shuts Hong Kong unit as it struggles to repay debt
How to tackle inefficiencies in China’s US$35 trillion logistics industry - big data, AI, robotics

Leading logistics solutions provider GLP says application of cutting edge technology can improve the efficiency of China’s booming logistics industry

31 May 2018 - 10:46PM

Leading logistics solutions provider GLP says application of cutting edge technology can improve the efficiency of China’s booming logistics industry

How to tackle inefficiencies in China’s US$35 trillion logistics industry - big data, AI, robotics
China’s long march for the soul of the nation’s digital future faces an ever-shifting end point

Chinese semiconductor companies are up against a formidable Intel-Microsoft alliance.

26 May 2018 - 8:37AM

Chinese semiconductor companies are up against a formidable Intel-Microsoft alliance.

China’s long march for the soul of the nation’s digital future faces an ever-shifting end point