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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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.

17 May 2019 - 10:31AM

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 - 5:35AM

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.

17 May 2019 - 10:31AM

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
US-China trade war ‘still within control’, Beijing says, as trade gap widens due to soaring Chinese exports

Exports grew by 14.2 per cent in March, a big jump from the 20.8 per cent fall in January and February, while exports contracted by 7.6 per cent.

12 Apr 2019 - 11:27PM

Exports grew by 14.2 per cent in March, a big jump from the 20.8 per cent fall in January and February, while exports contracted by 7.6 per cent.

US-China trade war ‘still within control’, Beijing says, as trade gap widens due to soaring Chinese exports
China’s banks defy Beijing by pumping loans into property, despite economic slowdown

About half of new loans issued by China’s big six banks last year went to individual property buyers, despite Beijing’s orders to lend to private companies.

5 Apr 2019 - 10:36PM

About half of new loans issued by China’s big six banks last year went to individual property buyers, despite Beijing’s orders to lend to private companies.

China’s banks defy Beijing by pumping loans into property, despite economic slowdown
China’s manufacturing bounced back in March as Caixin/Markit PMI shows unexpected good news

Caixin/Markit PMI rose to 50.8 in March, the first time in four months that it rose above the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:21PM

Caixin/Markit PMI rose to 50.8 in March, the first time in four months that it rose above the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction.

China’s manufacturing bounced back in March as Caixin/Markit PMI shows unexpected good news
Volkswagen latest to reduce prices in China ahead of VAT cut with sales at record low amid slowdown

Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Lincoln as well as Audi have already cut prices ahead of next week’s value-added tax rate cut for manufacturers.

27 Mar 2019 - 7:30PM

Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Lincoln as well as Audi have already cut prices ahead of next week’s value-added tax rate cut for manufacturers.

Volkswagen latest to reduce prices in China ahead of VAT cut with sales at record low amid slowdown
China declares victory over African swine fever but cover-up claims call success into question

Agriculture ministry declares tentative victory, but industry figures fear many cases are not being reported with journalists ordered not to cover the story.

17 May 2019 - 10:31AM

Agriculture ministry declares tentative victory, but industry figures fear many cases are not being reported with journalists ordered not to cover the story.

China declares victory over African swine fever but cover-up claims call success into question
China’s grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 may win praise for safety but no points for aircraft sales

China’s decision to ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after Ethiopia crash leads way, but decision is of little commercial advantage as Chinese-built C919 is years from service.

14 Mar 2019 - 11:33AM

China’s decision to ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after Ethiopia crash leads way, but decision is of little commercial advantage as Chinese-built C919 is years from service.

China’s grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 may win praise for safety but no points for aircraft sales
China’s decision to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 driven by safety concerns, not US-China trade war: experts say

Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered domestic carriers to temporarily ground the aircraft after fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash.

13 Mar 2019 - 10:48AM

Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered domestic carriers to temporarily ground the aircraft after fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash.

China’s decision to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 driven by safety concerns, not US-China trade war: experts say
Hamburger and stir-fry diplomacy: how China and the United States showed goodwill in trade war talks

Senior Chinese official says delegations from both countries are working around the clock for a deal to scrap extra duties on billions of dollars in imports.

9 Mar 2019 - 11:26PM

Senior Chinese official says delegations from both countries are working around the clock for a deal to scrap extra duties on billions of dollars in imports.

Hamburger and stir-fry diplomacy: how China and the United States showed goodwill in trade war talks
China to make forced technology transfer illegal as Beijing tries to woo back foreign investors

Issue a key demand made by US President Donald Trump as part of the ongoing US-China trade war.

7 Mar 2019 - 10:38AM

Issue a key demand made by US President Donald Trump as part of the ongoing US-China trade war.

China to make forced technology transfer illegal as Beijing tries to woo back foreign investors
China businesses offer mixed reaction to VAT cut as exporters still call for more help amid slowdown

New 13 per cent value-added tax rate announced by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday still higher than in competitors across Asia.

5 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM

New 13 per cent value-added tax rate announced by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday still higher than in competitors across Asia.

China businesses offer mixed reaction to VAT cut as exporters still call for more help amid slowdown
China manufacturing stabilised in February, but ‘too soon to call bottom of current economic cycle’

Results in contrast to official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index, which deteriorated further in February.

1 Mar 2019 - 10:47PM

Results in contrast to official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index, which deteriorated further in February.

China manufacturing stabilised in February, but ‘too soon to call bottom of current economic cycle’
US demands level playing field in China, but can Beijing rein in state subsidies to end trade war?

United States trade representative Robert Lighthizer has been a long-term critic of advantages given to domestic companies that make it difficult for foreign firms.

28 Feb 2019 - 4:52PM

United States trade representative Robert Lighthizer has been a long-term critic of advantages given to domestic companies that make it difficult for foreign firms.

US demands level playing field in China, but can Beijing rein in state subsidies to end trade war?