Beijing-based reporter covering Chinese economy and finance
Frank Tang joined the SCMP in 2016 after a decade of China economy coverage and government policy analysis.
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After China signed its trade deal with the United States, the People’s Bank of China plans to also focus on improving finance structure and preventing financial risks.
The Financial Stability and Development Committee, under Vice-Premier Liu He, will be upgraded into a de facto governing body as Beijing cracks down on financial risks.
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) stepped up its plan to launch a sovereign digital currency in response to Facebook’s Libra digital currency.
Vice-Premier Liu He has convened a meeting of China’s financial stability committee an unprecedented number of times over the past 40 days.
The 30 billion yuan (US$4.3 billion) initial public offering (IPO) for the Beijing – Shanghai High-Speed Railway line was oversubscribed 126 times.
A trade deal with US may have emboldened China’s central bank to ease monetary policy at home, analysts say.
Former Shaanxi party chief Zhao Zhengyong was implicated in scandal where president’s orders to destroy illegal structures were disobeyed
State Council says it will move to ‘trigger the vigour’ of China’s manufacturing sector and boost small and private enterprises affected by the trade war with the US.
China’s per capita gross domestic product (GDP) is set to exceed US$10,000 in 2019 despite the turbulence caused by the trade war with the United States.
China’s Commerce ministry calls US defence act ‘full of political biases’, saying sanctions are ‘evidence of government intervention in normal corporate operations’.
State sector to focus on developing advanced manufacturing industries next year, aiming to establish China’s state-owned enterprises as world-class enterprises.
State Council announces ‘targeted measures to prevent the risk of mass unemployment’ in China amid its slowing economy and trade war with the United States.
China’s phase one deal with the US was announced last week, but a mainstream view is that the two nations are engaged in a rivalry that ‘won’t be as quick as five to 10 years’.
Last week’s trade war deal with the US means a number of forecasts are upbeat about China’s 2020 growth prospects, though scepticism remains amid an economic slowdown.
Report from e-commerce JD.com paints an upbeat picture for China’s consumer spending, which contributed to more than 60 per cent growth in the first three quarters of 2019.
Beijing-linked think tank says China’s economic fundamentals ‘not that bad’, with only one in eight Chinese companies cutting jobs in 2019 despite trade war with US.
Key policy adviser says hitting national target of doubling gross domestic product in 10 years does not mean every province has to double the size of its economy.
Beijing holds fire on duties of 5 and 10 per cent that were set to take effect at noon on Sunday.
The Central Economic Work Conference, attended by President Xi Jinping, took place under close scrutiny due to the US trade war and the slowing domestic economy.
Former US negotiators say lack of credibility is hampering efforts on both sides.
Government-linked advisers and think tanks have downplayed concerns over economic growth ahead of the Central Economic Work Conference this week.
Business leader warns contingency plans are being made in case violence flares again in troubled city.
Report sponsored by industry ministry recommends that China cuts its corporate income tax rate to 20 per cent to bring it in line with the US.
Economic forum told that structural reforms will be the best way to unlock the country’s economic potential.
Former bank chief Li Ruogu tells Sanya forum China should start making structural economic reforms that would help bring the trade war with the United States to an end.
The Central Economic Work Conference will take place in Beijing later this month with the uncertainty of the trade war with the United States still hanging over China.
US President Donald Trump said it is up to him to decide whether to make a deal with China, adding to a flurry of moves made by the United States in the previous 24 hours.
Central bank governor Yi Gang said in an article that inflation targets of ‘3 or 4 per cent’ were appropriate for developing countries, signalling China’s may be raised in 2020.
China should use its unique institutional advantages, and not the aggressive monetary policy easing seen during the global financial crisis, to address economic slowdown, central bank official says.
The move gives local governments more room to issue debt to fund infrastructure projects that could help prop up China’s slowing economy.
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