He Huifeng

He Huifeng

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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Coronavirus: only a third of Chinese small businesses open as outbreak disrupts labour and logistics

China’s small businesses are suffering mixed fortunes as they try to restart operations while coronavirus-related delays hamper supply chains.

26 Feb 2020 - 9:34AM

China’s small businesses are suffering mixed fortunes as they try to restart operations while coronavirus-related delays hamper supply chains.

Coronavirus: only a third of Chinese small businesses open as outbreak  disrupts labour and logistics
Coronavirus did not originate in Wuhan seafood market, Chinese scientists say

Analysis of genomic data from 93 samples of the novel coronavirus suggests it was imported from elsewhere.

24 Feb 2020 - 4:57PM

Analysis of genomic data from 93 samples of the novel coronavirus suggests it was imported from elsewhere.

Coronavirus did not originate in Wuhan seafood market, Chinese scientists say
Coronavirus: Wuhan to quarantine all cured patients for 14 days after some test positive again

Discharged patients to spend 14 days in designated centres after cases in which people who had recovered still carried the virus and were able to infect others.

24 Feb 2020 - 7:47AM

Discharged patients to spend 14 days in designated centres after cases in which people who had recovered still carried the virus and were able to infect others.

Coronavirus: Wuhan to quarantine all cured patients for 14 days after some test positive again
Coronavirus: China’s small businesses ‘still losing blood’ despite creative means of retrieving stranded workers

Manufactures in China are desperate to restart production amid the coronavirus outbreak, with some sending buses to neighbouring provinces to collect workers.

23 Feb 2020 - 11:14PM

Manufactures in China are desperate to restart production amid the coronavirus outbreak, with some sending buses to neighbouring provinces to collect workers.

Coronavirus: China’s small businesses ‘still losing blood’ despite creative means of retrieving stranded workers
Japan’s coronavirus support wins praise in China, showing further signs of improving relations

Reports of Japanese goodwill towards China as it struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak have been widely shared online and in state media.

18 Feb 2020 - 1:09PM

Reports of Japanese goodwill towards China as it struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak have been widely shared online and in state media.

Japan’s coronavirus support wins praise in China, showing further signs of improving relations
Coronavirus: China reports work-related infections as factories, offices resume operations amid outbreak

China is attempting to slowly resume economic activities after an extended Lunar New Year holiday, while also controlling the spread of the coronavirus.

18 Feb 2020 - 11:01AM

China is attempting to slowly resume economic activities after an extended Lunar New Year holiday, while also controlling the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: China reports work-related infections as factories, offices resume operations amid outbreak
Coronavirus: dim sum off the menu as Guangzhou bans eating in restaurants

Elderly resident says he can’t recall this happening in his city before, not even during the Cultural Revolution.

13 Feb 2020 - 11:48PM

Elderly resident says he can’t recall this happening in his city before, not even during the Cultural Revolution.

Coronavirus: dim sum off the menu as Guangzhou bans eating in restaurants
Coronavirus: how fast can China revive the economy after outbreak?

Beijing is keen for normal economic activities to resume amid concerns some local coronavirus containment measures are weighing the economy down.

14 Feb 2020 - 10:37AM

Beijing is keen for normal economic activities to resume amid concerns some local coronavirus containment measures are weighing the economy down.

Coronavirus: how fast can China revive the economy after outbreak?
Coronavirus: China’s small firms at risk while outbreak poses challenge to Beijing’s grand economic goals

With no end in sight for containing the coronavirus outbreak, many small firms in China are starting to worry about the outlook for their businesses in 2020.

14 Feb 2020 - 4:39PM

With no end in sight for containing the coronavirus outbreak, many small firms in China are starting to worry about the outlook for their businesses in 2020.

Coronavirus: China’s small firms at risk while outbreak poses challenge to Beijing’s grand economic goals
China scrambles to locate passengers on cruise after at least four diagnosed with coronavirus

Guangdong province has issued an emergency alert for people who sailed on a China-Vietnam cruise after four passengers were confirmed with coronavirus.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:13PM

Guangdong province has issued an emergency alert for people who sailed on a China-Vietnam cruise after four passengers were confirmed with coronavirus.

China scrambles to locate passengers on cruise after at least four diagnosed with coronavirus
Coronavirus: at least three cases among 4,000 passengers on China-Vietnam cruise, doctor says

Doctor says three coronavirus cases are being treated in hospital with a further two suspected, all had taken same cruise between China and Vietnam in January.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:21PM

Doctor says three coronavirus cases are being treated in hospital with a further two suspected, all had taken same cruise between China and Vietnam in January.

Coronavirus: at least three cases among 4,000 passengers on China-Vietnam cruise, doctor says
Coronavirus could be ‘death blow’ for many of China’s small manufacturers if not under control by April

China’s small and medium-sized manufacturers, already grappling with rising costs and the trade war, are bracing for a downturn due to the coronavirus outbreak.

15 Feb 2020 - 12:47AM

China’s small and medium-sized manufacturers, already grappling with rising costs and the trade war, are bracing for a downturn due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus could be ‘death blow’ for many of China’s small manufacturers if not under control by April
Fear is also infectious: how coronavirus outbreak is unsettling a nation

Deadly epidemic has people across the country heading for the safety of the countryside, or stockpiling supplies and battening down the hatches.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:15PM

Deadly epidemic has people across the country heading for the safety of the countryside, or stockpiling supplies and battening down the hatches.

Fear is also infectious: how coronavirus outbreak is unsettling a nation
Explainer | Why Wuhan is so important to China’s economy and the potential impact of the coronavirus

Wuhan, which has been sealed off to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus virus, acts as a transport and industrial hub for central China.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:31PM

Wuhan, which has been sealed off to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus virus, acts as a transport and industrial hub for central China.

Why Wuhan is so important to China’s economy and the potential impact of the coronavirus
China coronavirus: outbreak wreaks havoc on Lunar New Year travel plans, hitting family reunions

The Wuhan coronavirus has caused many Chinese people to cancel Lunar New Year plans to travel to their hometowns, breaking with a national tradition.

23 Jan 2020 - 4:36PM

The Wuhan coronavirus has caused many Chinese people to cancel Lunar New Year plans to travel to their hometowns, breaking with a national tradition.

China coronavirus: outbreak wreaks havoc on Lunar New Year travel plans, hitting family reunions
China’s middle class frets the ‘good times’ are over amid sliding house prices, stagnant wages

The urban middle class have been among the biggest winners of China’s economic boom, but their confidence has been shaken by sliding house prices and stagnant wages.

17 Feb 2020 - 4:05PM

The urban middle class have been among the biggest winners of China’s economic boom, but their confidence has been shaken by sliding house prices and stagnant wages.

China’s middle class frets the ‘good times’ are over amid sliding house prices, stagnant wages
China’s truck drivers see dead end ahead amid rising costs and new toll system

Long-haul truck drivers are unhappy with China’s new toll system, which has increased costs in an industry already notorious for tough working conditions.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:07PM

Long-haul truck drivers are unhappy with China’s new toll system, which has increased costs in an industry already notorious for tough working conditions.

China’s truck drivers see dead end ahead amid rising costs and new toll system
Former head of China Development Bank expelled from Communist Party, facing prosecution

Hu Huaibang accused of exploiting his position for financial gain and taking bribes directly or through his relatives, anti-corruption watchdog says.

17 Feb 2020 - 5:05PM

Hu Huaibang accused of exploiting his position for financial gain and taking bribes directly or through his relatives, anti-corruption watchdog says.

Former head of China Development Bank expelled from Communist Party, facing prosecution
China reports first death in new pneumonia outbreak

Health authorities in Wuhan say seven people infected with the virus remain in a serious condition.

17 Feb 2020 - 5:02PM

Health authorities in Wuhan say seven people infected with the virus remain in a serious condition.

China reports first death in new pneumonia outbreak
China enlists ex-World Bank economist to help run Guangdong, sparking hopes of Greater Bay Area reform

China appointed a noted reformer as vice-governor of Guangdong, with analysts saying this could mean financial reform is afoot for the Greater Bay Area.

10 Jan 2020 - 7:05AM

China appointed a noted reformer as vice-governor of Guangdong, with analysts saying this could mean financial reform is afoot for the Greater Bay Area.

China enlists ex-World Bank economist to help run Guangdong, sparking hopes of Greater Bay Area reform
China’s pork crisis piques interest in dog and cat meat, as animal activists raise the alarm over illegal slaughter

In China’s dog meat-eating heartland of Guilin, the country’s pork crisis, sparked by African swine fever, has led to rising dog and cat meat sales at market stalls.

3 Jan 2020 - 10:11PM

In China’s dog meat-eating heartland of Guilin, the country’s pork crisis, sparked by African swine fever, has led to rising dog and cat meat sales at market stalls.

China’s pork crisis piques interest in dog and cat meat, as animal activists raise the alarm over illegal slaughter
Xi Jinping says he ‘sincerely hopes for best’ for Hong Kong in New Year’s Eve message

New Year’s Eve message says city can only thrive if unrest ends and highlights Macau as positive example for ‘one country, two systems’ model.

15 Feb 2020 - 12:53PM

New Year’s Eve message says city can only thrive if unrest ends and highlights Macau as positive example for ‘one country, two systems’ model.

Xi Jinping says he ‘sincerely hopes for best’ for Hong Kong in New Year’s Eve message
Chinese tourists ignore bumpy economy for Lunar New Year travel plans

Top destinations for this year’s Spring Festival holiday are Bangkok, Osaka and Tokyo, as 450 million domestic and overseas trips expected.

15 Feb 2020 - 1:07PM

Top destinations for this year’s Spring Festival holiday are Bangkok, Osaka and Tokyo, as 450 million domestic and overseas trips expected.

Chinese tourists ignore bumpy economy for Lunar New Year travel plans
Hong Kong protests, trade war paint picture of tough times for China’s go-to village for fake oil paintings

The village of Dafen once accounted for about 60 per cent of the global market for fake oil paintings, but the unrest in Hong Kong and the US trade war have sapped interest.

30 Dec 2019 - 11:20AM

The village of Dafen once accounted for about 60 per cent of the global market for fake oil paintings, but the unrest in Hong Kong and the US trade war have sapped interest.

Hong Kong protests, trade war paint picture of tough times for China’s go-to village for fake oil paintings
Chinese banker who embezzled US$108 million handed suspended death sentence

Jiang Xiyun, the former chairman of Hengfeng Bank, also took US$8.6 million in bribes and illegally guaranteed 3.7 billion yuan in credit.

30 Dec 2019 - 11:48AM

Jiang Xiyun, the former chairman of Hengfeng Bank, also took US$8.6 million in bribes and illegally guaranteed 3.7 billion yuan in credit.

Chinese banker who embezzled US$108 million handed suspended death sentence
China’s SOEs set for year of innovation reform in 2020, Sasac says

State sector to focus on developing advanced manufacturing industries next year, aiming to establish China’s state-owned enterprises as world-class enterprises.

30 Dec 2019 - 12:55PM

State sector to focus on developing advanced manufacturing industries next year, aiming to establish China’s state-owned enterprises as world-class enterprises.

China’s SOEs set for year of innovation reform in 2020, Sasac says
Chinese state grid company signs US$1.1bn smart meter contract with Saudi Arabia

Subsidiary of State Grid Corporation of China agrees deal with Saudi Electricity Company that will see 10 million meters installed across kingdom.

22 Dec 2019 - 9:56PM

Subsidiary of State Grid Corporation of China agrees deal with Saudi Electricity Company that will see 10 million meters installed across kingdom.

Chinese state grid company signs US$1.1bn smart meter contract with Saudi Arabia
Guangzhou latest Chinese city to ease restrictions on homebuyers amid sluggish property market

Move applies to ‘elite buyers’ – including high-income professionals and those from Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore – in three districts.

22 Dec 2019 - 9:56PM

Move applies to ‘elite buyers’ – including high-income professionals and those from Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore – in three districts.

Guangzhou latest Chinese city to ease restrictions on homebuyers amid sluggish property market
China’s pork crisis: local banks offer meat to new customers with African swine fever set to continue

The outbreak of African swine fever has sent the price of pork skyrocketing, meaning it is being used as an enticing gimmick for local lenders to attract funds.

19 Dec 2019 - 8:08AM

The outbreak of African swine fever has sent the price of pork skyrocketing, meaning it is being used as an enticing gimmick for local lenders to attract funds.

China’s pork crisis: local banks offer meat to new customers with African swine fever set to continue
Samsung: China smartphone factory closure leaves local community counting the cost

Samsung relocated smartphone production from China to Vietnam and India in response in large part to the US-China trade war.

11 Dec 2019 - 11:14AM

Samsung relocated smartphone production from China to Vietnam and India in response in large part to the US-China trade war.

Samsung: China smartphone factory closure leaves local community counting the cost