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’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.

12 Sep 2019 - 10:09PM

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’
Donald Trump tweets China wants a trade deal ‘so badly’, ahead of next round of talks in Washington

US President tweets that Beijing needs an agreement because ‘thousands’ of firms are leaving because of his tariffs.

11 Aug 2019 - 11:21PM

US President tweets that Beijing needs an agreement because ‘thousands’ of firms are leaving because of his tariffs.

Donald Trump tweets China wants a trade deal ‘so badly’, ahead of next round of talks in Washington
Hong Kong police warn North Point violence will not be tolerated

Close-knit Fujianese community in city passes on message to “mainland brothers” said to be on their way for Sunday protest march.

9 Aug 2019 - 11:37PM

Close-knit Fujianese community in city passes on message to “mainland brothers” said to be on their way for Sunday protest march.

Hong Kong police warn North Point violence will not be tolerated
China’s exporters will be forced to downsize, cut jobs, relocate if Trump follows through with tariff threat

Last week US President Donald Trump issued a threat to impose new 10 per cent tariffs on US$300 billion worth of Chinese goods on September 1.

7 Aug 2019 - 5:04PM

Last week US President Donald Trump issued a threat to impose new 10 per cent tariffs on US$300 billion worth of Chinese goods on September 1.

China’s exporters will be forced to downsize, cut jobs, relocate if Trump follows through with tariff threat
China exchange rate drop could continue into 2020 as it tries to offset US tariff impact, analysts say

Beijing’s decision to let yuan fall below key 7.0 level against US dollar that it previously defended means it has decided to let yuan fall to offset impact of new US tariffs.

6 Aug 2019 - 6:49PM

Beijing’s decision to let yuan fall below key 7.0 level against US dollar that it previously defended means it has decided to let yuan fall to offset impact of new US tariffs.

China exchange rate drop could continue into 2020 as it tries to offset US tariff impact, analysts say
Chinese manufacturers returning home from ‘inefficient’ Vietnam despite US trade war tariffs

Rising costs of labour and land in Southeast Asian nation, as well as inability to find ‘efficient’ workers, forcing some firms to reconsider fleeing Donald Trump’s tariffs.

12 Jul 2019 - 10:30PM

Rising costs of labour and land in Southeast Asian nation, as well as inability to find ‘efficient’ workers, forcing some firms to reconsider fleeing Donald Trump’s tariffs.

Chinese manufacturers returning home from ‘inefficient’ Vietnam despite US trade war tariffs
China’s tech sector faces ‘hangover after the party’, with trade war and economic slowdown hitting employment

Baidu, Tencent and JD.com are all downsizing, as analysts point to a sector in decline after years of expanding at an unrealistic pace.

5 Jul 2019 - 10:53PM

Baidu, Tencent and JD.com are all downsizing, as analysts point to a sector in decline after years of expanding at an unrealistic pace.

China’s tech sector faces ‘hangover after the party’, with trade war and economic slowdown hitting employment
Trade war truce does little to boost public confidence in China due to lack of trust in ‘flip-flopping’ Trump

President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump agreed to a truce in the trade war at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday.

4 Jul 2019 - 11:37AM

President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump agreed to a truce in the trade war at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday.

Trade war truce does little to boost public confidence in China due to lack of trust in ‘flip-flopping’ Trump
China’s economic downturn hitting luxury commercial property and yachts in wealthy tech hub Shenzhen

Economic downturn, along with US-China trade war and tech battle, is turning foreign investors away from the Guangdong city.

3 Jul 2019 - 7:56AM

Economic downturn, along with US-China trade war and tech battle, is turning foreign investors away from the Guangdong city.

China’s economic downturn hitting luxury commercial property and yachts in wealthy tech hub Shenzhen
US retail group says extra tariffs on Chinese goods will cost Americans US$18 billion a year

US retail group says new tariffs threatened by Donald Trump will be passed on to consumers and ‘it’s time to re-evaluate’ the strategy.

25 Jun 2019 - 1:15PM

US retail group says new tariffs threatened by Donald Trump will be passed on to consumers and ‘it’s time to re-evaluate’ the strategy.

US retail group says extra tariffs on Chinese goods will cost Americans US$18 billion a year
China still committed to getting rid of ‘big, foreign and weird’ place names

Civil affairs ministry reaffirms plan to eradicate names that ‘violate the core values of socialism, damage national confidence’.

22 Jun 2019 - 11:18PM

Civil affairs ministry reaffirms plan to eradicate names that ‘violate the core values of socialism, damage national confidence’.

China still committed to getting rid of ‘big, foreign and weird’ place names
China’s migrant workers worried by dwindling jobs, low pay, as US trade war impact runs deep

Mood of factory workers underlines outlook from purchasing managers' index and export order as Trump administration tariffs hit orders.

21 Jun 2019 - 11:21PM

Mood of factory workers underlines outlook from purchasing managers' index and export order as Trump administration tariffs hit orders.

China’s migrant workers worried by dwindling jobs, low pay, as US trade war impact runs deep
China’s robot makers are hooked on subsidies, highlighting another red line in US-China trade war

Mentions of ‘Made in China 2025’ may have disappeared, but Beijing and local governments continue to subsidise advanced industries, sparking US outrage.

20 Jun 2019 - 10:34AM

Mentions of ‘Made in China 2025’ may have disappeared, but Beijing and local governments continue to subsidise advanced industries, sparking US outrage.

China’s robot makers are hooked on subsidies, highlighting another red line in US-China trade war
Samsung’s last China smartphone factory closing, raising questions about China’s role in global value chains

Huizhou Samsung Electronics is the South Korean electronics giant’s last smartphone factory in China but signs indicate it will close like facilities in Tianjin and Shenzhen.

15 Jun 2019 - 10:59PM

Huizhou Samsung Electronics is the South Korean electronics giant’s last smartphone factory in China but signs indicate it will close like facilities in Tianjin and Shenzhen.

Samsung’s last China smartphone factory closing, raising questions about China’s role in global value chains
In China’s industrial hinterlands, state subsidies run deep and appetite for reform is low despite US demands

In Deyang, the story of machinery maker Erzhong is a cautionary tale for Beijing of the dangers of social unrest resulting from job losses at state-owned enterprises.

6 Jun 2019 - 1:38PM

In Deyang, the story of machinery maker Erzhong is a cautionary tale for Beijing of the dangers of social unrest resulting from job losses at state-owned enterprises.

In China’s industrial hinterlands, state subsidies run deep and appetite for reform is low despite US demands
China’s middle class growing desperate and anxious about US trade war impact

Fears of trade war impact also appear to be affecting willingness to spend and prompting moves to safeguard wealth in foreign currencies and gold.

29 May 2019 - 12:50PM

Fears of trade war impact also appear to be affecting willingness to spend and prompting moves to safeguard wealth in foreign currencies and gold.

China’s middle class growing desperate and anxious about US trade war impact
US-China trade war manufacturing exodus creating boom times for Chinese logistics companies

The trade war has created an unlikely winner: the cross-border logistics companies facilitating the exodus of Chinese manufacturers.

22 May 2019 - 11:03AM

The trade war has created an unlikely winner: the cross-border logistics companies facilitating the exodus of Chinese manufacturers.

US-China trade war manufacturing exodus creating boom times for Chinese logistics companies
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