He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.

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Chinese small manufacturers’ rising exports to Africa help offset plunging sales to US amid trade war

Some exporters say a sharp uptick in exports to belt and road countries, particularly in Africa, has helped offset declining demand caused by the US trade war.

7 Dec 2019 - 12:56PM

Some exporters say a sharp uptick in exports to belt and road countries, particularly in Africa, has helped offset declining demand caused by the US trade war.

Chinese small manufacturers’ rising exports to Africa help offset plunging sales to US amid trade war
Chinese tourism to Japan hits record highs, as travellers turn their back on protest-hit Hong Kong, Taiwan

Chinese tourism to Japan is at record highs, as mainland residents avoid protest-racked Hong Kong and restrictions limit travel to Taiwan.

25 Nov 2019 - 10:16AM

Chinese tourism to Japan is at record highs, as mainland residents avoid protest-racked Hong Kong and restrictions limit travel to Taiwan.

Chinese tourism to Japan hits record highs, as travellers turn their back on protest-hit Hong Kong, Taiwan
China’s rising prices, driven by pork crisis, leaving a bad taste in the mouths of Chinese consumers, businesses

Businesses in China are on the verge of closing, while the make-up of the Chinese dinner table is changing, as consumer price index reaches highest level since January 2012.

23 Nov 2019 - 6:30AM

Businesses in China are on the verge of closing, while the make-up of the Chinese dinner table is changing, as consumer price index reaches highest level since January 2012.

China’s rising prices, driven by pork crisis, leaving a bad taste in the mouths of Chinese consumers, businesses
Warm welcome in mainland China for PLA’s Hong Kong clean-up action

Social media users applaud Chinese troops after 50 soldiers help to clear roadblocks set up by protesters.

17 Nov 2019 - 11:54PM

Social media users applaud Chinese troops after 50 soldiers help to clear roadblocks set up by protesters.

Warm welcome in mainland China for PLA’s Hong Kong clean-up action
Chinese tourists’ Antarctica tour problems highlight market warming to off-the-beaten-path travel

A significant number of rich Chinese are eschewing traditional destinations like Europe and the US in favour of off-the-beaten-path travel destinations like Antarctica.

13 Nov 2019 - 2:14PM

A significant number of rich Chinese are eschewing traditional destinations like Europe and the US in favour of off-the-beaten-path travel destinations like Antarctica.

Chinese tourists’ Antarctica tour problems highlight market warming to off-the-beaten-path travel
China’s manufacturers express mixed outlook amid rising optimism of US trade war deal

Views on outlook for smaller Chinese manufacturers varies by industry, but seems to reflect a recent rise in a private industry survey.

7 Nov 2019 - 10:47PM

Views on outlook for smaller Chinese manufacturers varies by industry, but seems to reflect a recent rise in a private industry survey.

China’s manufacturers express mixed outlook amid rising optimism of US trade war deal
Shenzhen growth rate falls sharply in third quarter as US trade war weighs on China’s hi-tech hub

The city’s growth rate slowed to 6.6 per cent in the first nine months from 7.4 per cent in the first half of the year, with Shenzhen under pressure from the US-China trade war.

7 Nov 2019 - 4:44PM

The city’s growth rate slowed to 6.6 per cent in the first nine months from 7.4 per cent in the first half of the year, with Shenzhen under pressure from the US-China trade war.

Shenzhen growth rate falls sharply in third quarter as US trade war weighs on China’s hi-tech hub
China’s consumption downgrade tastes good for fermented tofu makers

Weakening consumer spending comes as economic growth decelerated to its lowest level in nearly three decades at the end of the third quarter.

6 Nov 2019 - 11:42AM

Weakening consumer spending comes as economic growth decelerated to its lowest level in nearly three decades at the end of the third quarter.

China’s consumption downgrade tastes good for fermented tofu makers
China’s Canton Fair suffers third straight decline in export orders as trade war weighs heavily

Exporters at the autumn session of the Canton Fair signed deals worth 207 billion yuan (US$29.4 billion), a drop of 1.9 per cent compared a year earlier.

4 Nov 2019 - 8:56PM

Exporters at the autumn session of the Canton Fair signed deals worth 207 billion yuan (US$29.4 billion), a drop of 1.9 per cent compared a year earlier.

China’s Canton Fair suffers third straight decline in export orders as trade war weighs heavily
China looks to raise an extra US$7.1 billion to support hi-tech manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Industry Investment Fund was set up in 2016 to support ‘Made in China 2025’ plan.

4 Nov 2019 - 10:29AM

Advanced Manufacturing Industry Investment Fund was set up in 2016 to support ‘Made in China 2025’ plan.

China looks to raise an extra US$7.1 billion to support hi-tech manufacturing
Hong Kong civil servants who support protests will perish with rioters, People’s Daily warns

Chinese state media warns government employees their careers are at stake as Beijing flags intervention in senior appointments.

4 Nov 2019 - 4:26PM

Chinese state media warns government employees their careers are at stake as Beijing flags intervention in senior appointments.

Hong Kong civil servants who support protests will perish with rioters, People’s Daily warns
China’s subsidies lifting rural villages out of poverty, but is Xi Jinping’s plan sustainable?

In 2015, President Xi Jinping set a deadline of 2020 to eradicate poverty in China, with 850 million Chinese lifted out of extreme poverty in the past 40 years.

3 Nov 2019 - 8:52PM

In 2015, President Xi Jinping set a deadline of 2020 to eradicate poverty in China, with 850 million Chinese lifted out of extreme poverty in the past 40 years.

China’s subsidies lifting rural villages out of poverty, but is Xi Jinping’s plan sustainable?
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to meet Vice-Premier Han Zheng in Beijing for first official sit-down since protests erupted

Sources say she will be briefed on key policies on protest crisis, as well as enactment of national security law.

3 Nov 2019 - 10:56PM

Sources say she will be briefed on key policies on protest crisis, as well as enactment of national security law.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to meet Vice-Premier Han Zheng in Beijing for first official sit-down since protests erupted
WeChat rumour sparks run on rural Chinese bank in fresh sign of financial fragility amid economic slowdown

Yichuan Rural Commercial Bank in Henan province suffered ‘concentrated cash withdrawals’ on Tuesday after a WeChat rumour caused panic after recent failures.

31 Oct 2019 - 8:23AM

Yichuan Rural Commercial Bank in Henan province suffered ‘concentrated cash withdrawals’ on Tuesday after a WeChat rumour caused panic after recent failures.

WeChat rumour sparks run on rural Chinese bank in fresh sign of financial fragility amid economic slowdown
China’s Canton Fair highlights changing nature of nation’s manufacturing industry amid US trade war

The tariff war launched by US President Donald Trump in June 2018 accelerated changes in China’s manufacturing and export industries that were already under way.

25 Oct 2019 - 6:59AM

The tariff war launched by US President Donald Trump in June 2018 accelerated changes in China’s manufacturing and export industries that were already under way.

China’s Canton Fair highlights changing nature of nation’s manufacturing industry amid US trade war
China’s pork shortage puts dog and rabbit meat back on the menu in rural communities

China's pork shortage is driving the comeback of dog meat in rural communities that can no longer afford to pay for the staple meat.

25 Oct 2019 - 11:43AM

China's pork shortage is driving the comeback of dog meat in rural communities that can no longer afford to pay for the staple meat.

China’s pork shortage puts dog and rabbit meat back on the menu in rural communities
China’s car industry slowdown to continue into 2020 as tariff impact piles up, manufacturers lose US orders

Mainland car sales fell for the 15th straight month in September amid the fallout from the trade war with the United States, with recovery predicted to be slow.

17 Oct 2019 - 9:30PM

Mainland car sales fell for the 15th straight month in September amid the fallout from the trade war with the United States, with recovery predicted to be slow.

China’s car industry slowdown to continue into 2020 as tariff impact piles up, manufacturers lose US orders
China’s truck drivers say they are forced to overload vehicles to survive despite fatal road collapse

Authorities in Jiangsu, in eastern China, have launched a crackdown after a flyover collapsed in Wuxi city, but many hauliers say they are forced to cut corners to survive.

14 Oct 2019 - 8:19AM

Authorities in Jiangsu, in eastern China, have launched a crackdown after a flyover collapsed in Wuxi city, but many hauliers say they are forced to cut corners to survive.

China’s truck drivers say they are forced to overload vehicles to survive despite fatal road collapse
Macau submits proposal for ‘offshore yuan Nasdaq’ to Chinese government

Official involved in submitting proposal says he hopes the plan may be approved as a ‘birthday gift’ on 20th anniversary of city’s return to Chinese administration.

15 Oct 2019 - 9:40AM

Official involved in submitting proposal says he hopes the plan may be approved as a ‘birthday gift’ on 20th anniversary of city’s return to Chinese administration.

Macau submits proposal for ‘offshore yuan Nasdaq’ to Chinese government
Can China’s Greater Bay Area offer relief to Hong Kong’s housing woes?

Hong Kong is dealing with rising property prices and lack of affordable housing for over 7 million residents, but questions remain if moving to mainland China can be a viable option.

7 Oct 2019 - 12:38PM

Hong Kong is dealing with rising property prices and lack of affordable housing for over 7 million residents, but questions remain if moving to mainland China can be a viable option.

Can China’s Greater Bay Area offer relief to Hong Kong’s housing woes?
China’s free-trade zone on its border with Vietnam is fighting an uphill battle to woo investors amid US trade war

The China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park was opened in April 2012, but remains a remote, muddy wasteland without enough business to fill its largely empty units.

26 Sep 2019 - 12:38PM

The China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park was opened in April 2012, but remains a remote, muddy wasteland without enough business to fill its largely empty units.

China’s free-trade zone on its border with Vietnam is fighting an uphill battle to woo investors amid US trade war
China’s ‘heartbroken’ pig farmers torn apart by pork price spike and African swine fever

African swine fever has already contributed to China losing more than 100 million pigs over the last year, resulting in pork prices rising 46.7 per cent in August.

23 Oct 2019 - 3:18PM

African swine fever has already contributed to China losing more than 100 million pigs over the last year, resulting in pork prices rising 46.7 per cent in August.

China’s ‘heartbroken’ pig farmers torn apart by pork price spike and African swine fever
China’s affluent middle-class growing increasingly anxious as prices rise and yuan drops

Beijing is counting on consumer spending to help bolster economic growth amid the trade war with the United States, but disposal incomes are under threat.

10 Sep 2019 - 12:30PM

Beijing is counting on consumer spending to help bolster economic growth amid the trade war with the United States, but disposal incomes are under threat.

China’s affluent middle-class growing increasingly anxious as prices rise and yuan drops
Shenzhen Communist Party chief bangs the drum for Hong Kong cooperation

Zheng Ke urges youngsters from south of the border to seek out work and business opportunities in his city, but adds they must oppose anti-government protests which have rocked Hong Kong for months.

30 Aug 2019 - 11:39PM

Zheng Ke urges youngsters from south of the border to seek out work and business opportunities in his city, but adds they must oppose anti-government protests which have rocked Hong Kong for months.

Shenzhen Communist Party chief bangs the drum for Hong Kong cooperation
China’s efforts to boost night-time consumer spending to aid economy hit by weak demand

National retail sales growth slowed to 7.6 per cent in July due to rising debt and higher prices, with slowing economy raising concerns over employment and income.

29 Aug 2019 - 11:12PM

National retail sales growth slowed to 7.6 per cent in July due to rising debt and higher prices, with slowing economy raising concerns over employment and income.

China’s efforts to boost night-time consumer spending to aid economy hit by weak demand
Shenzhen is set to be China’s new model city, so why are parents losing sleep over their children’s education?

Beijing plans to turn the home of the likes of Huawei, Tencent and DJI into a model city by 2035, but less than half of the city’s secondary school students are guaranteed a place.

29 Aug 2019 - 3:52PM

Beijing plans to turn the home of the likes of Huawei, Tencent and DJI into a model city by 2035, but less than half of the city’s secondary school students are guaranteed a place.

Shenzhen is set to be China’s new model city, so why are parents losing sleep over their children’s education?
China exporters praying weaker yuan will save them from Donald Trump’s higher trade war tariffs

‘The United States will not stop the trade war until it sinks the Chinese economy,’ said one Chinese exporter who hoped that Beijing’s policies can save his company.

28 Aug 2019 - 7:13AM

‘The United States will not stop the trade war until it sinks the Chinese economy,’ said one Chinese exporter who hoped that Beijing’s policies can save his company.

China exporters praying weaker yuan will save them from Donald Trump’s higher trade war tariffs
Foxconn’s newest China factory faces uncertainty as US trade war and economic slowdown take a toll

Guangzhou facility was supposed to begin operations next month, but a firm linked to Foxconn founder Terry Gou has reportedly been trying to sell the plant.

20 Aug 2019 - 12:08PM

Guangzhou facility was supposed to begin operations next month, but a firm linked to Foxconn founder Terry Gou has reportedly been trying to sell the plant.

Foxconn’s newest China factory faces uncertainty as US trade war and economic slowdown take a toll
Hong Kong airport shutdown could give Shenzhen the edge as top air hub in Greater Bay Area

Chaos at Hong Kong International Airport comes as neighbouring centres press ahead with big plans.

14 Aug 2019 - 9:55AM

Chaos at Hong Kong International Airport comes as neighbouring centres press ahead with big plans.

Hong Kong airport shutdown could give Shenzhen the edge as top air hub in Greater Bay Area
Versace in trouble for tops implying Hong Kong is not part of China, brand ambassador Yang Mi ‘outraged’

Fashion chain apologises and says it has destroyed clothing as brand ambassador Yang Mi says she will end her association with the company.

12 Aug 2019 - 1:48PM

Fashion chain apologises and says it has destroyed clothing as brand ambassador Yang Mi says she will end her association with the company.

Versace in trouble for tops implying Hong Kong is not part of China, brand ambassador Yang Mi ‘outraged’