Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.
Orange Wang
Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.

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China’s gig economy losing ability to absorb laid off factory workers

Ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, online food delivery platform Meituan Dianping as well as streaming services like Huya, Douyu and Kuaishou have faced challenges.

13 Feb 2019 - 2:13AM
China’s gig economy losing ability to absorb laid off factory workers

Ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, online food delivery platform Meituan Dianping as well as streaming services like Huya, Douyu and Kuaishou have faced challenges.

China’s wealth gap widens as more than half of its provinces missed growth targets last year

Seventeen of 31 failed to meet their gross domestic product growth rate goals in a year where the national economy expanded its slowest pace in 28 years.

12 Feb 2019 - 11:44AM
China’s wealth gap widens as more than half of its provinces missed growth targets last year

Seventeen of 31 failed to meet their gross domestic product growth rate goals in a year where the national economy expanded its slowest pace in 28 years.

China’s crowded labour market is making life tough for foreign workers and new graduate ‘sea turtles’

Overseas-trained talent known as ‘haigui’ are no longer seen as having an advantage over locally educated employees.

13 Feb 2019 - 1:54PM
China’s crowded labour market is making life tough for foreign workers and new graduate ‘sea turtles’

Overseas-trained talent known as ‘haigui’ are no longer seen as having an advantage over locally educated employees.

‘China’s economy reached new heights’: how the slowdown is being reported by Chinese state media

China’s state-owned media glosses over the economic slowdown.

10 Feb 2019 - 8:57AM
‘China’s economy reached new heights’: how the slowdown is being reported by Chinese state media

China’s state-owned media glosses over the economic slowdown.

China factory outlook darkens due weak domestic demand, but how will Beijing respond?

The Caixin manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) drops to three year low, with sector contraction deepening.

1 Feb 2019 - 10:57PM
China factory outlook darkens due weak domestic demand, but how will Beijing respond?

The Caixin manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) drops to three year low, with sector contraction deepening.

China economy ‘losing momentum’ as first major data of 2019 paints gloomy picture

Chinese manufacturing contracted in January, for the second month in a row, purchasing managers’ index (PMI) data showed.

31 Jan 2019 - 10:47PM
China economy ‘losing momentum’ as first major data of 2019 paints gloomy picture

Chinese manufacturing contracted in January, for the second month in a row, purchasing managers’ index (PMI) data showed.

Chinese finance ministry and central bank on same page on growth after Xi warns of risks to economy

Ministries announce plans for tax cuts, infrastructure spending, more market liquidity and greater lending.

23 Jan 2019 - 8:47PM
Chinese finance ministry and central bank on same page on growth after Xi warns of risks to economy

Ministries announce plans for tax cuts, infrastructure spending, more market liquidity and greater lending.

China revises down 2017 economic growth rate to 6.8 per cent ahead of announcing 2018 GDP figures

Downward revision creates lower comparison base for 2018 growth calculation, but it is unclear if adjustment will have any effect on 2018 growth rate and GDP figures.

18 Jan 2019 - 2:56PM
China revises down 2017 economic growth rate to 6.8 per cent ahead of announcing 2018 GDP figures

Downward revision creates lower comparison base for 2018 growth calculation, but it is unclear if adjustment will have any effect on 2018 growth rate and GDP figures.

How ‘Made in China 2025’ became a lightning rod in ‘war over China’s national destiny’

The industrial modernisation programme aims to make China a dominant player in 10 strategic industries but has been labelled a threat to US economic growth.

18 Jan 2019 - 10:25AM
How ‘Made in China 2025’ became a lightning rod in ‘war over China’s national destiny’

The industrial modernisation programme aims to make China a dominant player in 10 strategic industries but has been labelled a threat to US economic growth.

Trade war sees China’s provinces slash growth forecasts for 2019

From the coastal province of Jiangsu to central Henan, China’s provinces have downgraded their economic growth targets for 2019.

16 Jan 2019 - 10:59PM
Trade war sees China’s provinces slash growth forecasts for 2019

From the coastal province of Jiangsu to central Henan, China’s provinces have downgraded their economic growth targets for 2019.

China to roll out new consumer spending incentives for cars and home appliances to offset trade war

Overall Chinese retail sales growth decelerated in November to its lowest rate in 15 years, despite record e-commerce spending on Singles’ Day.

10 Jan 2019 - 1:04PM
China to roll out new consumer spending incentives for cars and home appliances to offset trade war

Overall Chinese retail sales growth decelerated in November to its lowest rate in 15 years, despite record e-commerce spending on Singles’ Day.

China prepares for testing 2019 by freeing up US$210 billion in latest move to boost ailing economy

People’s Bank of China to cut required reserve ratio by one percentage point in January.

7 Jan 2019 - 9:51AM
China prepares for testing 2019 by freeing up US$210 billion in latest move to boost ailing economy

People’s Bank of China to cut required reserve ratio by one percentage point in January.

China’s service activities expanded in December despite broader economic slowdown

Growth in the Chinese service sector accelerated to a six-month high in December, according to a private gauge released on Friday.

4 Jan 2019 - 4:16PM
China’s service activities expanded in December despite broader economic slowdown

Growth in the Chinese service sector accelerated to a six-month high in December, according to a private gauge released on Friday.

China makes ‘US$102 billion’ move to aid slowing economy, but will it be effective?

People’s Bank of China changes the definition of a small business to encourage banks to increase lending amid the trade war with the United States.

3 Jan 2019 - 8:49PM
China makes ‘US$102 billion’ move to aid slowing economy, but will it be effective?

People’s Bank of China changes the definition of a small business to encourage banks to increase lending amid the trade war with the United States.

China must quickly ‘quench the immediate thirst’ of a deepening economic slowdown, senior economist Yu Yongding says

Yu Yongding, a senior research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, calls for Beijing to protect the economic growth rate in 2019.

2 Jan 2019 - 10:50PM
China must quickly ‘quench the immediate thirst’ of a deepening economic slowdown, senior economist Yu Yongding says

Yu Yongding, a senior research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, calls for Beijing to protect the economic growth rate in 2019.

How US trade war could leave Chinese private firms at risk of being ‘taxed to death’

A high and rising tax burden is placing additional stress on private sector firms even as the trade war weakens the economy.

28 Dec 2018 - 1:02AM
How US trade war could leave Chinese private firms at risk of being ‘taxed to death’

A high and rising tax burden is placing additional stress on private sector firms even as the trade war weakens the economy.

China’s industrial profits drop for first time in three years due to trade war impact

Figures fall 1.8 per cent in November from a year earlier, according to the National Statistics Bureau.

27 Dec 2018 - 10:35PM
China’s industrial profits drop for first time in three years due to trade war impact

Figures fall 1.8 per cent in November from a year earlier, according to the National Statistics Bureau.

China decides to rely on ‘larger scale’ tax cuts and home market to weather stormy 2019

Annual Central Economic Work Conference sets policy direction for next year.

21 Dec 2018 - 11:25PM
China decides to rely on ‘larger scale’ tax cuts and home market to weather stormy 2019

Annual Central Economic Work Conference sets policy direction for next year.

China’s financial commission denies tax cut rumour during key economic meeting

Online claim said China’s leadership had decided not to cut taxes or fees during the ongoing Central Economic Work Conference.

21 Dec 2018 - 5:52PM
China’s financial commission denies tax cut rumour during key economic meeting

Online claim said China’s leadership had decided not to cut taxes or fees during the ongoing Central Economic Work Conference.

China economy needs new stimulus plan after November data disappoints, economists agree

Industrial production, export growth rate, foreign investment, domestic consumer spending and weak car sales hit as trade war with the United States takes effect.

14 Dec 2018 - 8:20PM
China economy needs new stimulus plan after November data disappoints, economists agree

Industrial production, export growth rate, foreign investment, domestic consumer spending and weak car sales hit as trade war with the United States takes effect.

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