Ji Siqi

Ji Siqi

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Ji Siqi joined the Post in 2020 and covers China economy. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School and the University of Hong Kong.

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China coal: Beijing blasts coal index providers as it moves to keep price within ‘reasonable range’

China’s supply of thermal coal has increased by more than 30 per cent since October, according to the state economic planner, but the price remains relatively high.

China’s supply of thermal coal has increased by more than 30 per cent since October, according to the state economic planner, but the price remains relatively high.

China coal: Beijing blasts coal index providers as it moves to keep price within ‘reasonable range’
26 Nov 2021 - 9:30PM
China on high alert for mounting economic headwinds as Li Keqiang meets with local government heads

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Li Keqiang urged local governments to take more action to support small businesses and make them a major economic priority.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Li Keqiang urged local governments to take more action to support small businesses and make them a major economic priority.

China on high alert for mounting economic headwinds as Li Keqiang meets with local government heads
24 Nov 2021 - 10:09AM
US-China phase-one trade deal gets a reality check after nearly two years

Analysts expect high tariffs to persist in China-US trade in the long term, though both sides say progress is being made in meeting the terms of the agreement they signed in January 2020.

Analysts expect high tariffs to persist in China-US trade in the long term, though both sides say progress is being made in meeting the terms of the agreement they signed in January 2020.

US-China phase-one trade deal gets a reality check after nearly two years
21 Nov 2021 - 8:15PM
China’s small businesses are desperate for a lifeline, but tax cuts are ‘just sweeteners’ amid dwindling demand

Supply-chain disruptions, high raw-material costs and a power crisis have had an outsized impact on SMEs that were already struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.

Supply-chain disruptions, high raw-material costs and a power crisis have had an outsized impact on SMEs that were already struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.

China’s small businesses are desperate for a lifeline, but tax cuts are ‘just sweeteners’ amid dwindling demand
19 Nov 2021 - 10:02PM
Friends mourn China’s ‘perfect child’ Zheng Shaoxiong gunned down on Chicago street

The 24-year-old graduate was shot in the chest and died on Tuesday close to his home in the quiet neighbourhood of Hyde Park.

The 24-year-old graduate was shot in the chest and died on Tuesday close to his home in the quiet neighbourhood of Hyde Park.

Friends mourn China’s ‘perfect child’ Zheng Shaoxiong gunned down on Chicago street
12 Nov 2021 - 10:26PM
China trade: surging export prices mask falling volumes, but turning point looms as Christmas orders dry up

China’s exports in October again beat expectations, but surging prices have propped up the value of exports and concealed declining export volumes for some products.

China’s exports in October again beat expectations, but surging prices have propped up the value of exports and concealed declining export volumes for some products.

China trade: surging export prices mask falling volumes, but turning point looms as Christmas orders dry up
10 Nov 2021 - 11:30PM
Explainer | China shipping: from its monopoly on containers, to its critical role in the global supply chain

Behind China’s economic might is the world’s biggest shipping industry, and 2021 has seen it tested like never before.

Behind China’s economic might is the world’s biggest shipping industry, and 2021 has seen it tested like never before.

China shipping: from its monopoly on containers, to its critical role in the global supply chain
12 Nov 2021 - 11:42AM
China’s surging diesel prices ripple across logistics supply chain ahead of Singles’ Day shopping holiday

The rising price of diesel has come at a critical time for China’s logistics industry, ahead of the peak Singles’ Day shopping and delivery season.

The rising price of diesel has come at a critical time for China’s logistics industry, ahead of the peak Singles’ Day shopping and delivery season.

China’s surging diesel prices ripple across logistics supply chain ahead of Singles’ Day shopping holiday
8 Nov 2021 - 5:40PM
China must ease small firms’ tax burden amid ‘downward pressure’ on the economy, says Premier Li Keqiang

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says new tax relief policies are needed to offset the ‘difficulties of market entities’, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says new tax relief policies are needed to offset the ‘difficulties of market entities’, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises.

China must ease small firms’ tax burden amid ‘downward pressure’ on the economy, says Premier Li Keqiang
3 Nov 2021 - 11:26PM
How China’s property crackdown is being felt in a remote city steeped in Communist Party lore

Beijing’s push to reduce excessive borrowing in the property sector and tame house prices is hurting the finances of local governments who depend on land sales for income.

Beijing’s push to reduce excessive borrowing in the property sector and tame house prices is hurting the finances of local governments who depend on land sales for income.

How China’s property crackdown is being felt in a remote city steeped in Communist Party lore
2 Nov 2021 - 11:43AM
Explainer | What is ‘lying flat’, and why are Chinese officials standing up to it?

Lying flat, or tang ping in Chinese, means doing the bare minimum to get by, and striving for nothing more than what is absolutely essential for survival, but this ethos poses a threat to President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese dream”.

Lying flat, or tang ping in Chinese, means doing the bare minimum to get by, and striving for nothing more than what is absolutely essential for survival, but this ethos poses a threat to President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese dream”.

What is ‘lying flat’, and why are Chinese officials standing up to it?
24 Oct 2021 - 2:00PM
China ramps up electricity imports from North Korea, Russia, Myanmar in bid to ease power crisis

Imports of electricity from North Korea increased by 62 per cent in September compared with the same period last year with China in the midst of a nationwide power crunch.

Imports of electricity from North Korea increased by 62 per cent in September compared with the same period last year with China in the midst of a nationwide power crunch.

China ramps up electricity imports from North Korea, Russia, Myanmar in bid to ease power crisis
22 Oct 2021 - 10:59PM
Shipping container prices tumble for first time this year as China’s Christmas exporting season slows

The average sale price of a 40-foot container in China has plunged by 22.5 per cent since the end of September, coinciding with a fall in the shipping freight costs to and from the United States.

The average sale price of a 40-foot container in China has plunged by 22.5 per cent since the end of September, coinciding with a fall in the shipping freight costs to and from the United States.

Shipping container prices tumble for first time this year as China’s Christmas exporting season slows
21 Oct 2021 - 6:28AM
How China’s power crunch creates chaos, uncertainty in hardest-hit northeast rust belt

After poor planning by local governments and grid operators, a severe shortage of coal continues to fuel questions about when the rolling blackouts will come to an end.

After poor planning by local governments and grid operators, a severe shortage of coal continues to fuel questions about when the rolling blackouts will come to an end.

How China’s power crunch creates chaos, uncertainty in hardest-hit northeast rust belt
14 Oct 2021 - 11:00PM
Xi Jinping, Kunming COP15 and China’s escalating power crisis
14 Oct 2021 - 7:31PM
China-US shipping rates begin to cool as power crisis forces production cuts, but freight costs still elevated

Sky-high shipping and container prices have been causing major headaches for Chinese exporters, but costs have been easing over the past two weeks.

Sky-high shipping and container prices have been causing major headaches for Chinese exporters, but costs have been easing over the past two weeks.

China-US shipping rates begin to cool as power crisis forces production cuts, but freight costs still elevated
9 Oct 2021 - 5:12AM
Xinjiang exports rattled by coronavirus outbreaks in Central Asia as risks from US sanctions loom

Trucks crossing the border of China’s far west Xinjiang have plummeted over the past 18 months, mirroring a broader decline of exports in regional gross domestic product.

Trucks crossing the border of China’s far west Xinjiang have plummeted over the past 18 months, mirroring a broader decline of exports in regional gross domestic product.

Xinjiang exports rattled by coronavirus outbreaks in Central Asia as risks from US sanctions loom
7 Oct 2021 - 9:40AM
China’s export advantage is being squeezed by soaring sea freight prices and rising raw material costs

Soaring freight prices and high raw material costs are causing importers to question the economic viability of buying from China.

Soaring freight prices and high raw material costs are causing importers to question the economic viability of buying from China.

China’s export advantage is being squeezed by soaring sea freight prices and rising raw material costs
5 Oct 2021 - 10:29PM
China shipping: container shortages leave exporters struggling to meet overseas orders ahead of Christmas shopping rush

Ahead of Christmas, Chinese traders are racing to get their goods to key export markets in the United States and Europe, but container shortages are making that hard.

Ahead of Christmas, Chinese traders are racing to get their goods to key export markets in the United States and Europe, but container shortages are making that hard.

China shipping: container shortages leave exporters struggling to meet overseas orders ahead of Christmas shopping rush
5 Oct 2021 - 9:43AM
China’s energy curbs blunt demand for bauxite after Guinea coup stokes supply fears

A military coup this month in Guinea, a major bauxite producer, stoked fears about supply disruptions for the mineral, a key ingredient in the energy-intensive production of aluminium.

A military coup this month in Guinea, a major bauxite producer, stoked fears about supply disruptions for the mineral, a key ingredient in the energy-intensive production of aluminium.

China’s energy curbs blunt demand for bauxite after Guinea coup stokes supply fears
25 Sep 2021 - 4:56AM
Chinese workers at Samsung’s Ningbo shipyard rally for more coronavirus severance pay

Staff laid off by Samsung Heavy Industries in the Chinese city of Ningbo this week are still negotiating for more compensation from South Korean company.

Staff laid off by Samsung Heavy Industries in the Chinese city of Ningbo this week are still negotiating for more compensation from South Korean company.

Chinese workers at Samsung’s Ningbo shipyard rally for more coronavirus severance pay
17 Sep 2021 - 11:15AM
China’s busiest container-shipping ports in Shanghai, Ningbo begin to reopen after Typhoon Chanthu

Shanghai Port and Ningbo-Zhoushan Port are again handling some containers, but analysts say the brief shutdown has an outsized impact in the current global shipping situation.

Shanghai Port and Ningbo-Zhoushan Port are again handling some containers, but analysts say the brief shutdown has an outsized impact in the current global shipping situation.

China’s busiest container-shipping ports in Shanghai, Ningbo begin to reopen after Typhoon Chanthu
14 Sep 2021 - 10:14PM
China may turn to Australia for bauxite after Guinea coup stokes fears of global supply disruptions, say analysts

China imported more than 47 per cent of its bauxite from Guinea last year, but the military takeover in the West African country may force it to turn to Australia for supply.

China imported more than 47 per cent of its bauxite from Guinea last year, but the military takeover in the West African country may force it to turn to Australia for supply.

China may turn to Australia for bauxite after Guinea coup stokes fears of global supply disruptions, say analysts
9 Sep 2021 - 6:31AM
China anti-corruption probe finds local governments are still ‘fabricating’ economic data

China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) conducted two rounds of inspections over the last two years, covering 19 of the 31 provincial jurisdictions on the mainland and nine departments within the State Council.

China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) conducted two rounds of inspections over the last two years, covering 19 of the 31 provincial jurisdictions on the mainland and nine departments within the State Council.

China anti-corruption probe finds local governments are still ‘fabricating’ economic data
3 Sep 2021 - 10:21PM
China’s shipping-container costs hit all-time highs, and shortage will further push up prices in coming months

Port and terminal closures, coronavirus outbreaks and reduced container availability look to affect the global shipping industry into next year, but industry insiders warn of a looming glut in container supply.

Port and terminal closures, coronavirus outbreaks and reduced container availability look to affect the global shipping industry into next year, but industry insiders warn of a looming glut in container supply.

China’s shipping-container costs hit all-time highs, and shortage will further push up prices in coming months
31 Aug 2021 - 10:59PM
China shipping: container disruptions inevitable at Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, but impact may be ‘marginal’

The average wait time has increased by 2-3 days following closure of key China container terminal, but valuable lessons may have been learned following massive shipping disruptions seen earlier this year.

The average wait time has increased by 2-3 days following closure of key China container terminal, but valuable lessons may have been learned following massive shipping disruptions seen earlier this year.

China shipping: container disruptions inevitable at Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, but impact may be ‘marginal’
19 Aug 2021 - 10:21PM
China travel industry hopes of coronavirus recovery dashed by Delta variant, curtailed summer holidays

China’s tourism industry accounted for 11 per cent of its economy in 2019, but in the first half of 2021, the number of domestic trips and spending both fell by around 40 per cent.

China’s tourism industry accounted for 11 per cent of its economy in 2019, but in the first half of 2021, the number of domestic trips and spending both fell by around 40 per cent.

China travel industry hopes of coronavirus recovery dashed by Delta variant, curtailed summer holidays
19 Aug 2021 - 10:04AM
China coronavirus infection closes shipping terminal at massive Ningbo-Zhoushan Port as container rates soar

Operations are suspended indefinitely at critical terminal servicing North America and Europe, months after the coronavirus did the same to Shenzhen’s busy Yantian port.

Operations are suspended indefinitely at critical terminal servicing North America and Europe, months after the coronavirus did the same to Shenzhen’s busy Yantian port.

China coronavirus infection closes shipping terminal at massive Ningbo-Zhoushan Port as container rates soar
13 Aug 2021 - 10:03AM
Coronavirus amplifies China’s regional economic divide, as some provinces struggle to reset consumption

The pandemic has inflamed economic disparities between provinces in the north and south of China, with data indicating the divergence is closely correlated to consumer spending.

The pandemic has inflamed economic disparities between provinces in the north and south of China, with data indicating the divergence is closely correlated to consumer spending.

Coronavirus amplifies China’s regional economic divide, as some provinces struggle to reset consumption
11 Aug 2021 - 9:00AM
China bucks coronavirus shipping disruptions to record surging port traffic in first half

Cargo and container throughput at China’s major ports grew strongly in the first half of the year, overcoming container shortages and longer dwell times caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cargo and container throughput at China’s major ports grew strongly in the first half of the year, overcoming container shortages and longer dwell times caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

China bucks coronavirus shipping disruptions to record surging port traffic in first half
5 Aug 2021 - 11:04PM