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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Xi Jinping and Donald Trump to broaden agenda beyond US-China trade war for meeting at G20 summit in Osaka

Osaka summit intended to pull US-China ties away from brinkmanship that has dragged relations to lowest point in decades.

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Osaka summit intended to pull US-China ties away from brinkmanship that has dragged relations to lowest point in decades.

Xi Jinping and Donald Trump to broaden agenda beyond US-China trade war for meeting at G20 summit in Osaka
No quick fix to overcome lack of trust behind US-China trade war, Singapore minister says

Singapore’s senior minister of state for trade, industry and education, Chee Hong Tat, does not see a short-term solution to the tensions between Beijing and Washington.

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Singapore’s senior minister of state for trade, industry and education, Chee Hong Tat, does not see a short-term solution to the tensions between Beijing and Washington.

No quick fix to overcome lack of trust behind US-China trade war, Singapore minister says
Chinese economic reforms are ‘the only way out’ of US trade war, says veteran government adviser

Li Jiange, who was secretary to former Premier Zhu Rongji, questioned Beijing’s approach to dealing with the trade war with the United States.

18 Jun 2019 - 9:42AM

Li Jiange, who was secretary to former Premier Zhu Rongji, questioned Beijing’s approach to dealing with the trade war with the United States.

Chinese economic reforms are ‘the only way out’ of US trade war, says veteran government adviser
Trade war could cause global recession, Beijing official warns, as US investment growth in China sinks

Sharp decline in US investment growth in China coincided with the escalation in trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

14 Jun 2019 - 1:58PM

Sharp decline in US investment growth in China coincided with the escalation in trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

Trade war could cause global recession, Beijing official warns, as US investment growth in China sinks
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He says ‘external pressure’ can actually help China’s economy

President Xi Jinping’s chief US trade war negotiator Liu He did not specifically reference the rising tensions with the United States during a surprise speech in Shanghai.

18 Jun 2019 - 3:56PM

President Xi Jinping’s chief US trade war negotiator Liu He did not specifically reference the rising tensions with the United States during a surprise speech in Shanghai.

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He says ‘external pressure’ can actually help China’s economy
China relaxes infrastructure project finance rules, but analysts warn it will have limited economic impact

Local governments can now use bond proceeds to boost their ability to support major projects after tax cuts reduced their revenues.

11 Jun 2019 - 7:18PM

Local governments can now use bond proceeds to boost their ability to support major projects after tax cuts reduced their revenues.

China relaxes infrastructure project finance rules, but analysts warn it will have limited economic impact
China ridicules US basis for tariffs, saying ‘real’ trade imbalance is only a third of what Donald Trump claims

Commerce Ministry report shows trade deficit between the world’s two largest economies just 37 per cent of the figure published by the US government.

7 Jun 2019 - 9:25AM

Commerce Ministry report shows trade deficit between the world’s two largest economies just 37 per cent of the figure published by the US government.

China ridicules US basis for tariffs, saying ‘real’ trade imbalance is only a third of what Donald Trump claims
China’s 2019 economic growth forecast cut by IMF as risks and uncertainties of US trade war remain

The International Monetary Fund downgraded its prediction to 6.2 per cent having only raised it to 6.3 per cent two months ago before the recent trade war escalation.

5 Jun 2019 - 8:33PM

The International Monetary Fund downgraded its prediction to 6.2 per cent having only raised it to 6.3 per cent two months ago before the recent trade war escalation.

China’s 2019 economic growth forecast cut by IMF as risks and uncertainties of US trade war remain
China’s manufacturers enjoy stable May after boost in export orders despite US trade war, survey shows

Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index remained unchanged at 50.2 despite trade war escalation.

3 Jun 2019 - 11:10PM

Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index remained unchanged at 50.2 despite trade war escalation.

China’s manufacturers enjoy stable May after boost in export orders despite US trade war, survey shows
China’s debt ratio hits record high as efforts to offset US trade war mean ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch’

China achieved a growth rate of 6.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, but its debt ration rose 5.1 percentage points to 248.83 at the end of March.

30 May 2019 - 11:28PM

China achieved a growth rate of 6.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, but its debt ration rose 5.1 percentage points to 248.83 at the end of March.

China’s debt ratio hits record high as efforts to offset US trade war mean ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch’
China’s industrial profits post biggest drop in nearly three and a half years

April drop led by state-owned industrial firms, whose profits dropped 9.7 per cent, while private-sector industrial profits rose 4.1 per cent.

27 May 2019 - 10:37PM

April drop led by state-owned industrial firms, whose profits dropped 9.7 per cent, while private-sector industrial profits rose 4.1 per cent.

China’s industrial profits post biggest drop in nearly three and a half years
US-China trade war tariffs wreak havoc on Christmas orders with Chinese manufacturers thrown into disarray

Chinese manufacturers would normally be expecting Christmas orders from US clients about now, but trade war uncertainty is forcing them to change plans.

24 May 2019 - 9:31AM

Chinese manufacturers would normally be expecting Christmas orders from US clients about now, but trade war uncertainty is forcing them to change plans.

US-China trade war tariffs wreak havoc on Christmas orders with Chinese manufacturers thrown into disarray
US investment in China in sharp decline, as trade war continues to hamper business

American investment into China grew by 24.3 per cent in the January to April period versus a year ago, down from 71.3 per cent in the first quarter.

16 May 2019 - 9:45PM

American investment into China grew by 24.3 per cent in the January to April period versus a year ago, down from 71.3 per cent in the first quarter.

US investment in China in sharp decline, as trade war continues to hamper business
US-China trade war could push Macau’s growth below 4 per cent this year, IMF warns

The China-US trade war could hit Macau economy already under strain from slower mainland growth and crackdown on big-money betting, IMF says

15 May 2019 - 9:04PM

The China-US trade war could hit Macau economy already under strain from slower mainland growth and crackdown on big-money betting, IMF says

US-China trade war could push Macau’s growth below 4 per cent this year, IMF warns
China’s exporters of Donald Trump wigs and American flags ‘had no idea’ they face higher trade war tariffs

A Chinese producer of socks brandishing the face and hair of US President Donald Trump is set to be hit with a new trade war tariff.

21 May 2019 - 9:54AM

A Chinese producer of socks brandishing the face and hair of US President Donald Trump is set to be hit with a new trade war tariff.

China’s exporters of Donald Trump wigs and American flags ‘had no idea’ they face higher trade war tariffs
China exporters react to Donald Trump’s new trade war tariff plan: ‘This will kill my US market’

Exporters from China woke up to the news that Trump is pressing forward with the ‘nuclear option’ in the long-running trade war.

15 May 2019 - 3:20PM

Exporters from China woke up to the news that Trump is pressing forward with the ‘nuclear option’ in the long-running trade war.

China exporters react to Donald Trump’s new trade war tariff plan: ‘This will kill my US market’
China is a ‘kung fu master’ and can deliver ‘deadly punch’ to US economy in trade war, ex-official says

Wei Jianguo, former vice-minister at the Ministry of Commerce responsible for foreign trade, said China has already prepared for a prolonged trade war.

15 May 2019 - 2:13PM

Wei Jianguo, former vice-minister at the Ministry of Commerce responsible for foreign trade, said China has already prepared for a prolonged trade war.

China is a ‘kung fu master’ and can deliver ‘deadly punch’ to US economy in trade war, ex-official says
China’s economic ‘resilience’ without further stimulus questioned after Donald Trump’s US tariff threats

People’s Daily claimed ‘China’s economic development is resilient enough’ to meet growth target range of 6 to 6.5 per cent for 2019, despite Donald Trump’s latest move.

9 May 2019 - 9:29AM

People’s Daily claimed ‘China’s economic development is resilient enough’ to meet growth target range of 6 to 6.5 per cent for 2019, despite Donald Trump’s latest move.

China’s economic ‘resilience’ without further stimulus questioned after Donald Trump’s US tariff threats
China may expand stimulus in response to potential US trade war tariff hike, analysts say

More tax cuts, incentives for appliance and car purchases, lower borrowing rates among stimulus options for China’s government.

7 May 2019 - 9:27AM

More tax cuts, incentives for appliance and car purchases, lower borrowing rates among stimulus options for China’s government.

China may expand stimulus in response to potential US trade war tariff hike, analysts say
Donald Trump’s ‘Thanos-like’ tariff threat to China adds to ‘risk of global recession’, analysts say

US President Donald Trump compared to the character from the ‘Avengers’ after Sunday’s threat to increase tariffs on Chinese goods from 10 per cent to 25 per cent.

6 May 2019 - 11:28PM

US President Donald Trump compared to the character from the ‘Avengers’ after Sunday’s threat to increase tariffs on Chinese goods from 10 per cent to 25 per cent.

Donald Trump’s ‘Thanos-like’ tariff threat to China adds to ‘risk of global recession’, analysts say
China’s African swine fever outbreak and US trade war combine to create perfect storm for Chinese economy

Beijing placed tariffs on US pork imports, but with African swine fever threatening 200 million pigs, the biggest consumer of pork in the world is now facing a shortage.

6 Jun 2019 - 3:38AM

Beijing placed tariffs on US pork imports, but with African swine fever threatening 200 million pigs, the biggest consumer of pork in the world is now facing a shortage.

China’s African swine fever outbreak and US trade war combine to create perfect storm for Chinese economy
US steps up belt and road offensive saying it offers fairer deals than China’s ‘debt trap’

Video on US State Department website tells countries to ‘be wary’ of risks from Beijing’s infrastructure drive.

3 May 2019 - 5:42AM

Video on US State Department website tells countries to ‘be wary’ of risks from Beijing’s infrastructure drive.

US steps up belt and road offensive saying it offers fairer deals than China’s ‘debt trap’
China arrests 251 for film piracy on eve of new trade talks with US

The arrests help bolster Beijing’s claims it has tightened protection of IP rights, a major issue in the trade war negotiations.

30 Apr 2019 - 4:44AM

The arrests help bolster Beijing’s claims it has tightened protection of IP rights, a major issue in the trade war negotiations.

China arrests 251 for film piracy on eve of new trade talks with US
China’s African swine fever crisis ‘very serious’ with stocks falling and pork prices set to hit all-time high

China has culled 1.02 million pigs since August, with a total of 129 cases discovered, but one report says it could lose 200 million pigs during the epidemic.

6 Jun 2019 - 3:38AM

China has culled 1.02 million pigs since August, with a total of 129 cases discovered, but one report says it could lose 200 million pigs during the epidemic.

China’s African swine fever crisis ‘very serious’ with stocks falling and pork prices set to hit all-time high
China ponders trade-off with congestion and pollution on car purchase incentives to boost economy

Environmental policy may have to play second fiddle to building home markets, while analysts say that ‘front-loading’ car sales may simply be a short-term measure.

22 Apr 2019 - 10:19AM

Environmental policy may have to play second fiddle to building home markets, while analysts say that ‘front-loading’ car sales may simply be a short-term measure.

China ponders trade-off with congestion and pollution on car purchase incentives to boost economy
China leaders vow to reform, not to stimulate, economy as trade deal with US nears

Surprisingly strong growth in first quarter of 2019 brings shift in policy focus, while Beijing’s pledges chime with Washington’s demand for ‘structural reform’.

20 Apr 2019 - 10:44PM

Surprisingly strong growth in first quarter of 2019 brings shift in policy focus, while Beijing’s pledges chime with Washington’s demand for ‘structural reform’.

China leaders vow to reform, not to stimulate, economy as trade deal with US nears
China economy off to strong start in 2019 as stimulus steps offset trade war impact

All major economic indicators released by Beijing on Wednesday point to bottoming out of Chinese economy.

17 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

All major economic indicators released by Beijing on Wednesday point to bottoming out of Chinese economy.

China economy off to strong start in 2019 as stimulus steps offset trade war impact
China’s central bank suggests it will stem flood of money into economy

People’s Bank of China has suggested it will not flood the market with excessive liquidity, in a quarterly monetary policy document.

18 Apr 2019 - 10:09AM

People’s Bank of China has suggested it will not flood the market with excessive liquidity, in a quarterly monetary policy document.

China’s central bank suggests it will stem flood of money into economy
China’s economy dug out by strong excavator and crane sales, as stimulus kicks in

Sales of excavation equipment in China are booming, suggesting that Beijing’s stimulus package is starting to filter into the economy.

15 Apr 2019 - 10:24PM

Sales of excavation equipment in China are booming, suggesting that Beijing’s stimulus package is starting to filter into the economy.

China’s economy dug out by strong excavator and crane sales, as stimulus kicks in
China’s P2P lending market could be decimated this year amid Beijing crackdown

China’s P2P lending market could soon face a second reckoning as Beijing prepares to adopt stricter licensing requirements.

17 Apr 2019 - 4:48PM

China’s P2P lending market could soon face a second reckoning as Beijing prepares to adopt stricter licensing requirements.

China’s P2P lending market could be decimated this year amid Beijing crackdown