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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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
‘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 - 10:16PM

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.

6 Jun 2019 - 3:38AM

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