Elaine Chan

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

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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
Coming soon: IMAX to screen more Chinese films as it looks to maximise box office takings
Chinese animation studio behind Kung Fu Panda 3 dreams of global box office success
Everbright plans Silk Road fund for aviation leasing and related businesses
HNA ditches vanity purchases for Silk Road commodity deals to vie for Beijing’s support 
Singapore Exchange chief says Asia’s tech sector is big enough for more than one exchange to profit
Hong Kong needs more than tax breaks for the aircraft leasing hub to get off the ground

Hong Kong is aiming for an 18 per cent share of an industry that can create 15,340 jobs, add HK$10 billion in tax receipts and contribute HK$430 billion to the city’s economy.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Hong Kong is aiming for an 18 per cent share of an industry that can create 15,340 jobs, add HK$10 billion in tax receipts and contribute HK$430 billion to the city’s economy.

Hong Kong needs more than tax breaks for the aircraft leasing hub to get off the ground
Hong Kong seals first aircraft leasing deal under new tax regime
Beijing hopes next year’s import expo will convince domestic consumers to shop more at home
Two in three Special Olympics athletes in Hong Kong unable to compete because of city’s lack of facilities
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