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 migrant workers facing end of an era as the world’s factory winds down amid coronavirus, US-China trade war

China’s 290 million migrant workers have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus having already been under pressure from the US-China trade war.

6 Aug 2020 - 8:19PM

China’s 290 million migrant workers have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus having already been under pressure from the US-China trade war.

China’s migrant workers facing end of an era as the world’s factory winds down amid coronavirus, US-China trade war
US mask and ventilator imports plummet despite soaring coronavirus cases, as China’s PPE engine loses steam

Even as the US reported record daily coronavirus cases, demand for medical supplies from China appears to have fallen in July.

31 Jul 2020 - 12:10AM

Even as the US reported record daily coronavirus cases, demand for medical supplies from China appears to have fallen in July.

US mask and ventilator imports plummet despite soaring coronavirus cases, as China’s PPE engine loses steam
Chinese factory owner embraces cutthroat ‘street vendor economy’ to survive

In China’s manufacturing and export hub of Guangdong province, factories are closing their doors and laying off staff as the pandemic takes a heavy economic toll, so owners must get creative to sell off inventories.

21 Jul 2020 - 1:22PM

In China’s manufacturing and export hub of Guangdong province, factories are closing their doors and laying off staff as the pandemic takes a heavy economic toll, so owners must get creative to sell off inventories.

Chinese factory owner embraces cutthroat ‘street vendor economy’ to survive
China creates Hainan special health care zone to tap growing medical tourism market

As part of its Hainan free-trade port plan, China is rolling out a host of preferential policies to help the island capitalise on the growing medical tourism market.

16 Jul 2020 - 3:53PM

As part of its Hainan free-trade port plan, China is rolling out a host of preferential policies to help the island capitalise on the growing medical tourism market.

China creates Hainan special health care zone to tap growing medical tourism market
5G focus for China’s Guangdong as manufacturing hub pledges to build 20 hi-tech industrial estates by 2022

President Xi Jinping promised unprecedented spending on ‘new infrastructure’, including 5G networks, in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus.

14 Jul 2020 - 11:00PM

President Xi Jinping promised unprecedented spending on ‘new infrastructure’, including 5G networks, in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus.

5G focus for China’s Guangdong as manufacturing hub pledges to build 20 hi-tech industrial estates by 2022
China’s Hainan free-trade port plan off to fast start as duty-free shopping soars in first week

Tourists, the vast majority of whom were Chinese, spent 450 million yuan (US$64 million) on imported goods at Hainan’s four duty-free malls in the first week of July.

14 Jul 2020 - 7:30AM

Tourists, the vast majority of whom were Chinese, spent 450 million yuan (US$64 million) on imported goods at Hainan’s four duty-free malls in the first week of July.

China’s Hainan free-trade port plan off to fast start as duty-free shopping soars in first week
China bets on Hainan duty-free shopping mecca to boost spending at home

Reinvigorating Hainan’s shopping centres and slashing duty-free limits on the island are part of a plan by China to tempt its army of shopping tourists to spend at home.

14 Jul 2020 - 4:38PM

Reinvigorating Hainan’s shopping centres and slashing duty-free limits on the island are part of a plan by China to tempt its army of shopping tourists to spend at home.

China bets on Hainan duty-free shopping mecca to boost spending at home
In China’s manufacturing hub of Dongguan, a sock maker struggles to keep his factory from folding

In China’s manufacturing hub of Dongguan, a sock factory has survived Sars, the global financial crisis and the US-China trade war, but ‘it can’t survive 2020’.

13 Jul 2020 - 10:22PM

In China’s manufacturing hub of Dongguan, a sock factory has survived Sars, the global financial crisis and the US-China trade war, but ‘it can’t survive 2020’.

In China’s manufacturing hub of Dongguan, a sock maker struggles to keep his factory from folding
China’s Hainan free-trade port plan draws approval, and scepticism, as questions linger over implementation

Some investors and locals in Hainan are taking a wait-and-see approach towards a new free-trade port plan, wary Beijing’s promises may not translate into real rewards.

16 Jul 2020 - 2:43PM

Some investors and locals in Hainan are taking a wait-and-see approach towards a new free-trade port plan, wary Beijing’s promises may not translate into real rewards.

China’s Hainan free-trade port plan draws approval, and scepticism, as questions linger over implementation
China’s Greater Bay Area factories struggling as coronavirus takes bite out of 2020 orders

Almost three quarters of manufacturers in China’s Greater Bay Area see a negative impact on their business due to the coronavirus, a new survey shows.

3 Jul 2020 - 12:06PM

Almost three quarters of manufacturers in China’s Greater Bay Area see a negative impact on their business due to the coronavirus, a new survey shows.

China’s Greater Bay Area factories struggling as coronavirus takes bite out of 2020 orders
China’s industrial firms’ profits increased in May, first time since coronavirus outbreak

China’s industrial firms’ profits in May increased 6 per cent year on year after a four-month slump. Further observation is needed to see if profit recovery could continue, analysts say.

29 Jun 2020 - 10:05AM

China’s industrial firms’ profits in May increased 6 per cent year on year after a four-month slump. Further observation is needed to see if profit recovery could continue, analysts say.

China’s industrial firms’ profits increased in May, first time since coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus: China’s virtual Canton Fair of ‘little interest’ to foreign buyers, as impact of pandemic lingers

The spring session of the Canton Fair, China’s oldest and largest trade expo, will be held online on Monday, but few exporters are optimistic it will drum up new business.

14 Jun 2020 - 10:48PM

The spring session of the Canton Fair, China’s oldest and largest trade expo, will be held online on Monday, but few exporters are optimistic it will drum up new business.

Coronavirus: China’s virtual Canton Fair of ‘little interest’ to foreign buyers, as impact of pandemic lingers
Hong Kong security law: wealthy Chinese fret about city’s status as safe haven for investment

Beijing’s plan to impose a national security law on Hong Kong has left some wealthy mainland investors fretting about the future of the city and their investments.

10 Jun 2020 - 11:20PM

Beijing’s plan to impose a national security law on Hong Kong has left some wealthy mainland investors fretting about the future of the city and their investments.

Hong Kong security law: wealthy Chinese fret about city’s status as safe haven for investment
China’s exports drop in May as coronavirus pandemic hits overseas demand

China’s exports and imports contracted in May as the coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh heavily on overseas and domestic demand.

8 Jun 2020 - 9:54AM

China’s exports and imports contracted in May as the coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh heavily on overseas and domestic demand.

China’s exports drop in May as coronavirus pandemic hits overseas demand
Coronavirus: China’s cash-strapped companies were struggling to get paid even before the pandemic hit

Faced with a slowing economy, disruptions due to Covid-19 and deepening tensions with the United States, companies in China are having a tougher time than ever getting paid.

2 Jun 2020 - 11:06AM

Faced with a slowing economy, disruptions due to Covid-19 and deepening tensions with the United States, companies in China are having a tougher time than ever getting paid.

Coronavirus: China’s cash-strapped companies were struggling to get paid even before the pandemic hit
Coronavirus: wealthy Chinese families say pandemic has eroded appetite for overseas schooling and investing

Rich Chinese families are rethinking plans to invest or educate their kids abroad, while the cottage industry that supported these activities is struggling amid the coronavirus.

25 May 2020 - 9:54AM

Rich Chinese families are rethinking plans to invest or educate their kids abroad, while the cottage industry that supported these activities is struggling amid the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: wealthy Chinese families say pandemic has eroded appetite for overseas schooling and investing
Coronavirus: China’s ‘cherry freedom’ vanishes as consumers cut discretionary spending

Merchants at China’s largest fruit market say demand has plummeted due to consumer worries and a struggling service sector amid the coronavirus.

19 May 2020 - 7:11AM

Merchants at China’s largest fruit market say demand has plummeted due to consumer worries and a struggling service sector amid the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: China’s ‘cherry freedom’ vanishes as consumers cut discretionary spending
China’s once-resilient tech economy starting to crack under pressure from coronavirus economic carnage

Once immune from economic hardship, China’s internet-fuelled tech sector is starting to reduce costs and cut jobs as the impact of Covid-19 spreads beyond traditional industries.

24 Jul 2020 - 3:38PM

Once immune from economic hardship, China’s internet-fuelled tech sector is starting to reduce costs and cut jobs as the impact of Covid-19 spreads beyond traditional industries.

China’s once-resilient tech economy starting to crack under pressure from coronavirus economic carnage
Class and the coronavirus: as China’s wealthy cut back on life’s luxuries, the nation’s poorest are in a fight for survival

Migrant workers and the residents of rural areas are bearing the brunt of the employment crisis in China caused by Covid-19.

21 May 2020 - 12:03PM

Migrant workers and the residents of rural areas are bearing the brunt of the employment crisis in China caused by Covid-19.

Class and the coronavirus: as China’s wealthy cut back on life’s luxuries, the nation’s poorest are in a fight for survival
Coronavirus: China reports 14 new infections as northeast city returns to partial lockdown

Shulan in Jilin province sees 11 cases linked to local woman, as nationwide total hits double figures for the first time this month.

10 May 2020 - 11:18PM

Shulan in Jilin province sees 11 cases linked to local woman, as nationwide total hits double figures for the first time this month.

Coronavirus: China reports 14 new infections as northeast city returns to partial lockdown
Coronavirus: Chinese workers in Vietnam cry foul after being fired by Taiwanese firm making shoes for Nike, Adidas

Pou Chen makes footwear for the likes of Nike and Adidas, but says it has suffered from a lack of orders as global value chains strain under the impact from the coronavirus.

8 May 2020 - 11:09PM

Pou Chen makes footwear for the likes of Nike and Adidas, but says it has suffered from a lack of orders as global value chains strain under the impact from the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Chinese workers in Vietnam cry foul after being fired by Taiwanese firm making shoes for Nike, Adidas
China’s pig farmers grapple with soybean price spike as coronavirus hammers global commodity trade

Tighter supply of soybeans is increasing the cost of pig feed for Chinese farmers still recovering from African swine fever.

8 May 2020 - 11:30AM

Tighter supply of soybeans is increasing the cost of pig feed for Chinese farmers still recovering from African swine fever.

China’s pig farmers grapple with soybean price spike as coronavirus hammers global commodity trade
Coronavirus: China’s hi-tech hub Shenzhen suffered record economic contraction in first quarter of 2020

Shenzhen’s economy shrank 6.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 as the coronavirus took its toll on China’s hi-tech hub.

29 Apr 2020 - 10:28PM

Shenzhen’s economy shrank 6.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 as the coronavirus took its toll on China’s hi-tech hub.

Coronavirus: China’s hi-tech hub Shenzhen suffered record economic contraction in first quarter of 2020
Coronavirus: China’s economic woes could be worse than thought as legions of migrant workers return home

Migrant workers are being forced to head back home as rising unemployment figures and closed factories suggest China’s job market is straining in the wake of the coronavirus.

29 Apr 2020 - 11:02AM

Migrant workers are being forced to head back home as rising unemployment figures and closed factories suggest China’s job market is straining in the wake of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: China’s economic woes could be worse than thought as legions of migrant workers return home
Coronavirus: China probes ways to ramp up bank lending to cash-strapped small businesses

Chinese authorities are asking small businesses about their difficulties obtaining loans from banks, as a growing number struggle with cash flow problems.

24 Apr 2020 - 9:20AM

Chinese authorities are asking small businesses about their difficulties obtaining loans from banks, as a growing number struggle with cash flow problems.

Coronavirus: China probes ways to ramp up bank lending to cash-strapped small businesses
Coronavirus: China’s bank loans intended to help small businesses are actually fanning Shenzhen’s property bubble

China has promised help to small and medium-sized businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak, but the loans are in some cases being incorrectly used for real estate investments.

23 Apr 2020 - 1:08PM

China has promised help to small and medium-sized businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak, but the loans are in some cases being incorrectly used for real estate investments.

Coronavirus: China’s bank loans intended to help small businesses are actually fanning Shenzhen’s property bubble
Coronavirus: China’s credit push struggles as banks weigh risks of lending to cash-strapped small businesses

Despite China’s best efforts, banks are reluctant to lend to small businesses struggling with the coronavirus due to a lack of collateral and higher default risks.

21 Apr 2020 - 2:04PM

Despite China’s best efforts, banks are reluctant to lend to small businesses struggling with the coronavirus due to a lack of collateral and higher default risks.

Coronavirus: China’s credit push struggles as banks weigh risks of lending to cash-strapped small businesses
Coronavirus: China’s economy unlikely to be saved by ‘revenge spending’ as worried consumers emerge from lockdowns

China is emerging from two months of coronavirus lockdowns, but with consumers faced with mounting concerns, they are adopting a cautious approach.

15 Apr 2020 - 10:21PM

China is emerging from two months of coronavirus lockdowns, but with consumers faced with mounting concerns, they are adopting a cautious approach.

Coronavirus: China’s economy unlikely to be saved by ‘revenge spending’ as worried consumers emerge from lockdowns
Coronavirus: China reinforces borders as it tries to fend off another wave of infections, especially from Russia

Medical crews sent to northern city to bolster health system overwhelmed with cases among people returning from Russia.

14 Apr 2020 - 12:25AM

Medical crews sent to northern city to bolster health system overwhelmed with cases among people returning from Russia.

Coronavirus: China reinforces borders as it tries to fend off another wave of infections, especially from Russia
No racism behind coronavirus protections, China assures African community

Foreign ministry, Guangzhou mayor and senior police officer say everyone is treated equally after several countries lodge formal protests.

13 Apr 2020 - 10:45PM

Foreign ministry, Guangzhou mayor and senior police officer say everyone is treated equally after several countries lodge formal protests.

No racism behind coronavirus protections, China assures African community