He Huifeng

Guangdong

He Huifeng

Guangdong Correspondant

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist who has reported on China since 2001. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues in mainland China through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.

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China’s ‘two sessions’: wealth inequality poses threat to Beijing’s post-pandemic economic plan

Inequality in China is at risk of constraining consumption as Beijing rolls out its new ‘dual circulation’ economic strategy, which focuses on boosting domestic demand.

Inequality in China is at risk of constraining consumption as Beijing rolls out its new ‘dual circulation’ economic strategy, which focuses on boosting domestic demand.

China’s ‘two sessions’: wealth inequality poses  threat to Beijing’s post-pandemic economic plan
4 Mar 2021 - 2:37PM
Biden push to reduce US dependence on foreign suppliers in key sectors ‘faces many hurdles’

US President Joe Biden has ordered a review of American supply chains for critical products including semiconductors, with China clearly a target, but observers say relocating production will be difficult.

US President Joe Biden has ordered a review of American supply chains for critical products including semiconductors, with China clearly a target, but observers say relocating production will be difficult.

Biden push to reduce US dependence on foreign suppliers in key sectors ‘faces many hurdles’
26 Feb 2021 - 9:35AM
China population: economic powerhouse Guangdong aims to add 1 million residents a year, even as birth rate keeps falling

The population in China’s manufacturing and technology hub officially grew by 6.72 million from 2015-19, and Guangdong authorities are hoping to add about 1 million residents a year through 2035.

The population in China’s manufacturing and technology hub officially grew by 6.72 million from 2015-19, and Guangdong authorities are hoping to add about 1 million residents a year through 2035.

China population: economic powerhouse Guangdong aims to add 1 million residents a year, even as birth rate keeps falling
24 Feb 2021 - 12:30AM
China’s provinces bank on high growth amid export rebound

Hubei and Hainan lead the country with targets of 10 per cent while Xinjiang aims for 5.5 per cent.

Hubei and Hainan lead the country with targets of 10 per cent while Xinjiang aims for 5.5 per cent.

China’s provinces bank on high growth amid export rebound
21 Feb 2021 - 11:04PM
China’s coronavirus fears curb migrant worker travel over Lunar New Year, but small factories to stay shut

Amid fears of a resurgent coronavirus, local authorities in China have stepped up efforts to discourage migrant workers from travelling home to see their families over the Lunar New Year holiday.

Amid fears of a resurgent coronavirus, local authorities in China have stepped up efforts to discourage migrant workers from travelling home to see their families over the Lunar New Year holiday.

China’s coronavirus fears curb migrant worker travel over Lunar New Year, but small factories to stay shut
11 Feb 2021 - 12:09PM
Coronavirus pandemic leaves China’s over-35s with uncertain job prospects

Scores of job ads in China are imposing age limits of 35, leaving many workers nearing middle age feeling insecure about their employment prospects during the pandemic.

Scores of job ads in China are imposing age limits of 35, leaving many workers nearing middle age feeling insecure about their employment prospects during the pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic leaves China’s over-35s with uncertain job prospects
9 Feb 2021 - 11:14AM
US-China relations: Biden rouses optimism among businesses in mainland manufacturing hubs

Chinese firms in manufacturing hubs like Guangdong see improving trade ties under US President Joe Biden after four tumultuous years of Donald Trump.

Chinese firms in manufacturing hubs like Guangdong see improving trade ties under US President Joe Biden after four tumultuous years of Donald Trump.

US-China relations: Biden rouses optimism among businesses in mainland manufacturing hubs
18 Feb 2021 - 11:33AM
China’s hi-tech hub Guangdong sees higher education investments boom in bid to rival Silicon Valley with home-grown talent

China’s Greater Bay Area is seeing billions of yuan allocated to build several new universities and colleges in the next few years amid mounting concerns of technological decoupling with the West.

China’s Greater Bay Area is seeing billions of yuan allocated to build several new universities and colleges in the next few years amid mounting concerns of technological decoupling with the West.

China’s hi-tech hub Guangdong sees higher education investments boom in bid to rival Silicon Valley with home-grown talent
25 Jan 2021 - 8:50AM
Coronavirus in China: lockdowns extended in three Hebei cities after 90 new cases reported

Restrictions to remain until Tuesday in provincial capital Shijiazhuang and Nangong, and until Monday in Langfang.

Restrictions to remain until Tuesday in provincial capital Shijiazhuang and Nangong, and until Monday in Langfang.

Coronavirus in China: lockdowns extended in three Hebei cities after 90 new cases reported
16 Jan 2021 - 11:22PM
China’s rich spent US$54 billion at home on luxury goods last year with coronavirus halting overseas trips

Sales of luxury goods in China soared 48 per cent last year to 346 billion yuan (US$53.5 billion) with overseas travel virtually impossible due to the coronavirus.

Sales of luxury goods in China soared 48 per cent last year to 346 billion yuan (US$53.5 billion) with overseas travel virtually impossible due to the coronavirus.

China’s rich spent US$54 billion at home on luxury goods last year with coronavirus halting overseas trips
18 Jan 2021 - 4:38PM
Most China, South Korean executives see Biden improving Washington-Beijing ties, survey shows

More than 57 per cent of executives from China and 51 per cent from South Korea said bilateral relations would improve or greatly improve after Joe Biden takes office next week.

More than 57 per cent of executives from China and 51 per cent from South Korea said bilateral relations would improve or greatly improve after Joe Biden takes office next week.

Most China, South Korean executives see Biden improving Washington-Beijing ties, survey shows
14 Jan 2021 - 9:37AM
China’s factories must be ‘armed with automation’, as coronavirus gives boost to machines in manufacturing

Trade war with US saw many companies relocate outside China, but orders came back last year as Chinese production rapidly rebounded from the coronavirus, and a robotics boom is expected in 2021.

Trade war with US saw many companies relocate outside China, but orders came back last year as Chinese production rapidly rebounded from the coronavirus, and a robotics boom is expected in 2021.

China’s factories must be ‘armed with automation’, as coronavirus gives boost to machines in manufacturing
11 Jan 2021 - 12:25PM
China’s rich face million dollar question: stay and risk losing assets, or face the coronavirus abroad?

Some of China’s wealthy are growing jittery about the threat of government asset seizures, but many are putting emigration on hold because of the coronavirus abroad.

Some of China’s wealthy are growing jittery about the threat of government asset seizures, but many are putting emigration on hold because of the coronavirus abroad.

China’s rich face million dollar question: stay and risk losing assets, or face the coronavirus abroad?
31 Dec 2020 - 11:14PM
Almost half of China’s 1.4 billion people spend less than US$150 a year on leisure activities, survey finds

China’s average annual leisure spending was 5,647 yuan (US$863) this year, according to the results of a joint survey, but 44.4 per cent said they spend less than 1,000 yuan.

China’s average annual leisure spending was 5,647 yuan (US$863) this year, according to the results of a joint survey, but 44.4 per cent said they spend less than 1,000 yuan.

Almost half of China’s 1.4 billion people spend less than US$150 a year on leisure activities, survey finds
29 Dec 2020 - 12:00AM
More Chinese cities ease residency rules to boost local economies
26 Dec 2020 - 10:09PM
Covid-19 in China: people asked to stay home for the holidays as 20 new infections reported

Communist Party and government officials in Beijing ordered not to leave city for duration of New Year and Lunar New Year holidays.

Communist Party and government officials in Beijing ordered not to leave city for duration of New Year and Lunar New Year holidays.

Covid-19 in China: people asked to stay home for the holidays as 20 new infections reported
26 Dec 2020 - 10:39PM
As China’s coronavirus rebound gathers steam, export-oriented manufacturers struggle to find workers

China’s exports have surged over the past six months thanks to strong demand in Western countries, but a tight labour market is proving a headache for many factories.

China’s exports have surged over the past six months thanks to strong demand in Western countries, but a tight labour market is proving a headache for many factories.

As China’s coronavirus rebound gathers steam, export-oriented manufacturers struggle to find workers
25 Dec 2020 - 9:16AM
China’s wealthy and middle-class investors are shying away from risky plays and looking inward after tumultuous 2020

Wealthy and middle-class investors have been the biggest winners in China’s economic boom, but the deteriorating external environment and questions surrounding tech start-ups have made them more risk-averse.

Wealthy and middle-class investors have been the biggest winners in China’s economic boom, but the deteriorating external environment and questions surrounding tech start-ups have made them more risk-averse.

China’s wealthy and middle-class investors are shying away from risky plays and looking inward after tumultuous 2020
22 Dec 2020 - 10:38PM
China’s small exporters see bank accounts frozen amid ‘massive crackdown’ by police across the country

As authorities attempt to combat internet crimes and illegal foreign exchange transactions, traders are being told that they must travel to provinces far away to speak with investigators and unfreeze bank accounts.

As authorities attempt to combat internet crimes and illegal foreign exchange transactions, traders are being told that they must travel to provinces far away to speak with investigators and unfreeze bank accounts.

China’s small exporters see bank accounts frozen amid ‘massive crackdown’ by police across the country
18 Dec 2020 - 11:26PM
China reassures public of ‘balanced’ coal supply for winter as provinces cut back power to factories

Strong winter demand, buoyant industrial activity and import restrictions have caused coal prices to skyrocket in China, but Beijing says there is sufficient supply for winter.

Strong winter demand, buoyant industrial activity and import restrictions have caused coal prices to skyrocket in China, but Beijing says there is sufficient supply for winter.

China reassures public of ‘balanced’ coal supply for winter as provinces cut back power to factories
16 Dec 2020 - 10:44PM
Chinese-Venezuelans desperate to extend China stay as authorities tighten rules on visa extensions

Many of the 30,000 Chinese-Venezuelans living in Enping, Guangdong province, face a grim scenario: return to their ‘shattered’ South American home or illegally stay in China.

Many of the 30,000 Chinese-Venezuelans living in Enping, Guangdong province, face a grim scenario: return to their ‘shattered’ South American home or illegally stay in China.

Chinese-Venezuelans desperate to extend China stay as authorities tighten rules on visa extensions
16 Dec 2020 - 2:38PM
Chinese tenants, landlords left dismayed by Danke debacle after US-listed firm fails to pay up, leading to evictions

Danke, run by New York-listed Phoenix Tree Holdings, has been accused of not paying landlords in China, leading to contract cancellations and greater scrutiny of start-ups.

Danke, run by New York-listed Phoenix Tree Holdings, has been accused of not paying landlords in China, leading to contract cancellations and greater scrutiny of start-ups.

Chinese tenants, landlords left dismayed by Danke debacle after US-listed firm fails to pay up, leading to evictions
15 Dec 2020 - 6:00PM
Shenzhen’s population size, key to gauging economic development, remains a matter of debate

Beijing has designated Shenzhen a model socialist city with special powers to make reforms, but the exact size of the city, a key to determining progress, appears to be a mystery.

Beijing has designated Shenzhen a model socialist city with special powers to make reforms, but the exact size of the city, a key to determining progress, appears to be a mystery.

Shenzhen’s population size, key to gauging economic development, remains a matter of debate
26 Nov 2020 - 10:17AM
Don’t assume US-China relations will get better under Joe Biden, government adviser warns

The good old days are over and US hawks are in the ascendant, says academic who briefed President Xi Jinping on foreign policy strategy.

The good old days are over and US hawks are in the ascendant, says academic who briefed President Xi Jinping on foreign policy strategy.

Don’t assume US-China relations will get better under Joe Biden, government adviser warns
22 Nov 2020 - 11:30PM
Foreign investors in China’s Greater Bay Area could benefit from proposal to use Hong Kong laws

Beijing is attempting to maintain Hong Kong’s function as a bridge for global investors into mainland China.

Beijing is attempting to maintain Hong Kong’s function as a bridge for global investors into mainland China.

Foreign investors in China’s Greater Bay Area could benefit from proposal to use Hong Kong laws
22 Nov 2020 - 11:18PM
China central bank officials see bigger global role for yuan as US dollar wanes

Chinese currency offers stability and absolute returns for international investors, forex researcher says.

Chinese currency offers stability and absolute returns for international investors, forex researcher says.

China central bank officials see bigger global role for yuan as US dollar wanes
22 Nov 2020 - 11:18PM
China should be prepared in case relations with US get worse under Joe Biden, government adviser warns

Former party school official Zheng Bijian tells conference Beijing must strengthen its military in case new administration does not lead to thaw.

Former party school official Zheng Bijian tells conference Beijing must strengthen its military in case new administration does not lead to thaw.

China should be prepared in case relations with US get worse under Joe Biden, government adviser warns
21 Nov 2020 - 10:02PM
How China’s factories are pivoting from an export-oriented business model to rely more on domestic sales

Even as exports have seen a resurgence in China amid global outbreaks of coronavirus, manufacturers see the trend as unsustainable.

Even as exports have seen a resurgence in China amid global outbreaks of coronavirus, manufacturers see the trend as unsustainable.

How China’s factories are pivoting from an export-oriented business model to rely more on domestic sales
26 Nov 2020 - 9:45AM
US-China relations: Beijing’s provocation partly to blame for rising tensions, ex-US treasury chief says

There have been a number of actions by China that have ‘contributed to imperilling the relationship’, Larry Summers tells China Development Forum.

There have been a number of actions by China that have ‘contributed to imperilling the relationship’, Larry Summers tells China Development Forum.

US-China relations: Beijing’s provocation partly to blame for rising tensions, ex-US treasury chief says
24 Nov 2020 - 9:58AM
China’s band of daigou shoppers turn to domestic sales after coronavirus halts overseas trips for luxury goods

China’s daigou women are small-time buyers who would traditionally travel abroad on shopping trips for customers, but have been forced to shift to domestic purchases by the coronavirus.

China’s daigou women are small-time buyers who would traditionally travel abroad on shopping trips for customers, but have been forced to shift to domestic purchases by the coronavirus.

China’s band of daigou shoppers turn to domestic sales after coronavirus halts overseas trips for luxury goods
14 Nov 2020 - 8:30AM