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.
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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China set to pick new head for state-owned enterprise regulator amid growing calls for reform

Shake-up at the top of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission comes as US trade war increases pressure to overhaul sector.

20 May 2019 - 6:00AM

Shake-up at the top of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission comes as US trade war increases pressure to overhaul sector.

China set to pick new head for state-owned enterprise regulator amid growing calls for reform
Chinese companies moving to Vietnam keep quiet on trade war to avoid wrath of authorities and staff

Chinese manufacturers are keeping their lips sealed in the domestic trade war debate because of fears of retaliation all sides of local community.

16 May 2019 - 9:45PM

Chinese manufacturers are keeping their lips sealed in the domestic trade war debate because of fears of retaliation all sides of local community.

Chinese companies moving to Vietnam keep quiet on trade war to avoid wrath of authorities and staff
Trade war to hit high-end US fashion brands dependent on specialised Chinese manufacturing

US clothing brands will be hit hard by proposed new US tariffs because of their increasing dependence on China for high-end apparel production.

16 May 2019 - 6:50AM

US clothing brands will be hit hard by proposed new US tariffs because of their increasing dependence on China for high-end apparel production.

Trade war to hit high-end US fashion brands dependent on specialised Chinese manufacturing
As US-China trade war tariffs strike, ships at sea are safe but ‘blackmail’ mood sours at Chinese docks

Chinese exporters bemoan uncertainty amid claims of ‘cut throat’ treatment and ‘blackmail’ caused by new 25 per cent tariff imposed by US President Donald Trump.

11 May 2019 - 4:23AM

Chinese exporters bemoan uncertainty amid claims of ‘cut throat’ treatment and ‘blackmail’ caused by new 25 per cent tariff imposed by US President Donald Trump.

As US-China trade war tariffs strike, ships at sea are safe but ‘blackmail’ mood sours at Chinese docks
Donald Trump is a business ‘killer’ who ‘never plays by the rules’, say Chinese exporters after tariff threat

US$200 billion of Chinese imports into the United States set to be subject to new 25 per cent tariffs from Friday.

8 May 2019 - 9:25AM

US$200 billion of Chinese imports into the United States set to be subject to new 25 per cent tariffs from Friday.

Donald Trump is a business ‘killer’ who ‘never plays by the rules’, say Chinese exporters after tariff threat
‘Is it fake news?’: China censors Trump’s US$200 billion tariff tweets

Mainstream and social media silent on US president’s unexpected reaction to trade talks between China and US moving ‘too slowly’.

6 May 2019 - 6:06PM

Mainstream and social media silent on US president’s unexpected reaction to trade talks between China and US moving ‘too slowly’.

‘Is it fake news?’: China censors Trump’s US$200 billion tariff tweets
China’s Canton Fair sees drop in orders and visitors as US trade war bites

Exporters feel the heat from American tariffs and competition from belt and road exhibitors.

6 May 2019 - 10:05AM

Exporters feel the heat from American tariffs and competition from belt and road exhibitors.

China’s Canton Fair sees drop in orders and visitors as US trade war bites
China’s ‘charming towns’ plan turns into a nightmare for investors, amid legal crackdown

China’s ‘thousand charming towns’ initiative was to dot the countryside with themed villages, like Crayfish Town, Poetry Town, Fairyland Town, and Happy Town.

2 May 2019 - 3:35AM

China’s ‘thousand charming towns’ initiative was to dot the countryside with themed villages, like Crayfish Town, Poetry Town, Fairyland Town, and Happy Town.

China’s ‘charming towns’ plan turns into a nightmare for investors, amid legal crackdown
China’s white-collar workers earned less in first quarter of 2019 despite signs of economic recovery, survey finds

Report by job website Zhaopin.com shows the average monthly salary dropped to 8,050 yuan (US$1,195) from 8,096 yuan in the last quarter of 2018.

30 Apr 2019 - 9:58PM

Report by job website Zhaopin.com shows the average monthly salary dropped to 8,050 yuan (US$1,195) from 8,096 yuan in the last quarter of 2018.

China’s white-collar workers earned less in first quarter of 2019 despite signs of economic recovery, survey finds
China chicken prices jump on supply shortage as consumers swap poultry for pricey pork

China is suffering from a shortage of chickens even as African swine fever kills off the pig supply, causing pork prices to soar.

17 May 2019 - 10:31AM

China is suffering from a shortage of chickens even as African swine fever kills off the pig supply, causing pork prices to soar.

China chicken prices jump on supply shortage as consumers swap poultry for pricey pork
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge seeks world-class tourist attraction to alleviate Chinese tourist congestion

Bridge authority requesting bids to build tourism development and supporting facilities on eastern artificial island close to Lantau.

26 Apr 2019 - 9:53PM

Bridge authority requesting bids to build tourism development and supporting facilities on eastern artificial island close to Lantau.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge seeks world-class tourist attraction to alleviate Chinese tourist congestion
China’s belt and road plan helping foreign firms and hurting mainland exporters, say Canton Fair exhibitors

There are now a growing number of foreign exhibitors from belt and road countries at the Canton Fair that is currently underway in Guangdong province.

22 Apr 2019 - 9:07PM

There are now a growing number of foreign exhibitors from belt and road countries at the Canton Fair that is currently underway in Guangdong province.

China’s belt and road plan helping foreign firms and hurting mainland exporters, say Canton Fair exhibitors
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 exporters fear heyday is over amid sour mood at Canton Fair as US-China trade war lingers

Small exporters at China’s largest export fair are struggling to survive under trade tariffs on the US$200 billion of Chinese products imported into the United States.

19 Apr 2019 - 11:31PM

Small exporters at China’s largest export fair are struggling to survive under trade tariffs on the US$200 billion of Chinese products imported into the United States.

China’s exporters fear heyday is over amid sour mood at Canton Fair as US-China trade war lingers
China’s mass urbanisation projects mean the end for Guangzhou’s 800-year-old urban villages

In Guangdong province, villages are being torn down to make way for modern office buildings and apartment complexes as part of the ‘Greater Bay Area’ plan.

22 Apr 2019 - 5:00PM

In Guangdong province, villages are being torn down to make way for modern office buildings and apartment complexes as part of the ‘Greater Bay Area’ plan.

China’s mass urbanisation projects mean the end for Guangzhou’s 800-year-old urban villages
No peace for the dead: Chinese city orders demolition of illegal tombs

Move by authorities in Fuzhou comes amid long-running campaign to protect environment from developments of luxury properties, burial sites.

31 Mar 2019 - 11:14PM

Move by authorities in Fuzhou comes amid long-running campaign to protect environment from developments of luxury properties, burial sites.

No peace for the dead: Chinese city orders demolition of illegal tombs
China’s services sector accelerates in March as manufacturing also sees upturn

Official non-manufacturing purchasing managers’ index rises 0.5 points from February to 54.8, as manufacturing gauge returns to positive territory after biggest gain in seven years.

1 Apr 2019 - 9:25AM

Official non-manufacturing purchasing managers’ index rises 0.5 points from February to 54.8, as manufacturing gauge returns to positive territory after biggest gain in seven years.

China’s services sector accelerates in March as manufacturing also sees upturn
Shandong’s pig stocks dropping as deadly African swine fever hits China’s pork supply, drives up prices

Live pig stocks in February fell by 23.2 per cent against the same month last year and 18.8 per cent from July in one of China’s largest pig farming hubs.

17 May 2019 - 10:31AM

Live pig stocks in February fell by 23.2 per cent against the same month last year and 18.8 per cent from July in one of China’s largest pig farming hubs.

Shandong’s pig stocks dropping as deadly African swine fever hits China’s pork supply, drives up prices
Can China count on its SOEs to boost ailing employment amid US-China trade war?

Salary cuts and lay-offs are on the rise in manufacturing and technology-related industries, but China wants to create 11 million new urban jobs this year.

29 Mar 2019 - 4:39PM

Salary cuts and lay-offs are on the rise in manufacturing and technology-related industries, but China wants to create 11 million new urban jobs this year.

Can China count on its SOEs to boost ailing employment amid US-China trade war?
China’s ‘unprecedented and sufficient’ tax cut still does not do enough for small manufacturers, owners say

Owners play down suggestions it could boost domestic business and aid employment to help offset the slowdown in growth caused by the US-China trade war.

20 Mar 2019 - 7:15AM

Owners play down suggestions it could boost domestic business and aid employment to help offset the slowdown in growth caused by the US-China trade war.

China’s ‘unprecedented and sufficient’ tax cut still does not do enough for small manufacturers, owners say
Greater Bay Area creates uncertain future for China’s largest fabric market and its 100,000 employees

Guangzhou’s Zhongda market, the largest clothing and fabric market in China, is being relocated 100km away to Qingyuan to make way for a new hi-tech development centre.

19 Mar 2019 - 12:49PM

Guangzhou’s Zhongda market, the largest clothing and fabric market in China, is being relocated 100km away to Qingyuan to make way for a new hi-tech development centre.

Greater Bay Area creates uncertain future for China’s largest fabric market and its 100,000 employees
China’s wealthy families are turning to long holidays abroad as efforts to emigrate halted

Foreign lifestyle experiences are becoming more popular as citizens seek to escape pollution, food and medicine safety worries and authoritarian government controls.

11 Mar 2019 - 7:27AM

Foreign lifestyle experiences are becoming more popular as citizens seek to escape pollution, food and medicine safety worries and authoritarian government controls.

China’s wealthy families are turning to long holidays abroad as efforts to emigrate halted
Policeman dressed as woman in online romance scam video wins fans in China

Short clip released by police in Guangdong is part of campaign to raise awareness of the problem.

9 Mar 2019 - 10:30PM

Short clip released by police in Guangdong is part of campaign to raise awareness of the problem.

Policeman dressed as woman in online romance scam video wins fans in China
US-China trade war has hit ‘about half’ of businesses in southern China, AmCham survey says

American Chamber of Commerce in South China report contacted 240 firms, with 54 per cent of American companies losing market share to competitors from other countries.

26 Feb 2019 - 12:01PM

American Chamber of Commerce in South China report contacted 240 firms, with 54 per cent of American companies losing market share to competitors from other countries.

US-China trade war has hit ‘about half’ of businesses in southern China, AmCham survey says
China’s factories struggling to find staff as young migrant workers seek ‘freedom’ in services sector

Booming courier business is a popular choice, where food deliverers can earn US$750 to US$1,000 a month with companies including Meituan Dianping.

25 Feb 2019 - 10:09AM

Booming courier business is a popular choice, where food deliverers can earn US$750 to US$1,000 a month with companies including Meituan Dianping.

China’s factories struggling to find staff as young migrant workers seek ‘freedom’ in services sector
Greater Bay Area plan receives mixed reaction in Guangdong province, still work to do for Beijing

Parties who stand to gain voice support for the development plan, while those who see no benefit or fear potential loss express scepticism.

22 Feb 2019 - 2:35PM

Parties who stand to gain voice support for the development plan, while those who see no benefit or fear potential loss express scepticism.

Greater Bay Area plan receives mixed reaction in Guangdong province, still work to do for Beijing
China’s Greater Bay Area push could worsen Guangdong inequality and usher in new ageing crisis

Critics say the provincial government’s focus on the flagship infrastructure project will shift resources away from these minor cities, making it harder to close the wealth gap.

21 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM

Critics say the provincial government’s focus on the flagship infrastructure project will shift resources away from these minor cities, making it harder to close the wealth gap.

China’s Greater Bay Area push could worsen Guangdong inequality and usher in new ageing crisis
China’s State Council reveals details of Greater Bay Area plan to turn Hong Kong and 10 neighbouring cities into economic hub

Years in the making, scheme embodies President Xi Jinping’s ambition to build innovation and finance powerhouse to rival Silicon Valley and Tokyo Bay Area.

19 Feb 2019 - 10:18AM

Years in the making, scheme embodies President Xi Jinping’s ambition to build innovation and finance powerhouse to rival Silicon Valley and Tokyo Bay Area.

China’s State Council reveals details of Greater Bay Area plan to turn Hong Kong and 10 neighbouring cities into economic hub
China’s social credit system shows its teeth, banning millions from taking flights, trains

Annual report shows the businesses and individuals added to trustworthiness blacklist as use of the government system accelerates.

19 Feb 2019 - 10:39AM

Annual report shows the businesses and individuals added to trustworthiness blacklist as use of the government system accelerates.

China’s social credit system shows its teeth, banning millions from taking flights, trains
China’s small businesses forced to cut back on staff just to survive as economic mood sours amid trade war

President Xi Jinping warned in January about a need to pay particular attention to the risks to social stability during the current economic slowdown.

11 Feb 2019 - 1:20PM

President Xi Jinping warned in January about a need to pay particular attention to the risks to social stability during the current economic slowdown.

China’s small businesses forced to cut back on staff just to survive as economic mood sours amid trade war