Elaine Chan

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

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China’s social credit system report shows that richest provinces are home to the most dodgy firms
  • Quanjian Group, a maker of herbal medicines, was accused of making false marketing claims about the benefits of a product that a four-year-old cancer patient drank.
22 Feb 2019 - 10:09PM
China’s social credit system report shows that richest provinces are home to the most dodgy firms
  • Quanjian Group, a maker of herbal medicines, was accused of making false marketing claims about the benefits of a product that a four-year-old cancer patient drank.
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
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.

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
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.

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
‘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.

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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.

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 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.

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
It's fun learning languages
26 Mar 1993 - 12:00AM
It's fun learning languages
Arabian nights, Portuguese days
New issue turns into cock and bull story
Crackdown fatal for estate dogs
Toddlers fight for lives after fire
A chance to widen horizon
11 Feb 1993 - 12:00AM
A chance to widen horizon
Textbooks pay males more attention
Shanghai surprise for the vegetarian
Confidence gets boost with award
'A stupid thing to do'
7 Feb 1993 - 12:00AM
'A stupid thing to do'
Recalling poetic past with zheng