Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.
Zhou Xin
Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.

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US-China trade war weighed on Beijing’s decision not to pursue WTO market economy status, analysts say

China asked the World Trade Organisation to suspend dispute on its market economy status, while the US has postponed a case against China on intellectual property.

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China asked the World Trade Organisation to suspend dispute on its market economy status, while the US has postponed a case against China on intellectual property.

US-China trade war weighed on Beijing’s decision not to pursue WTO market economy status, analysts say
China asks state-owned ‘national champions’ to help ‘stabilise’ economy, boost profits by 9 per cent in 2019

The 97 industrial conglomerates under the State-owned Asset Supervision and Administration Commission have been asked to help offset the US trade war impact.

17 Jun 2019 - 10:17PM

The 97 industrial conglomerates under the State-owned Asset Supervision and Administration Commission have been asked to help offset the US trade war impact.

China asks state-owned ‘national champions’ to help ‘stabilise’ economy, boost profits by 9 per cent in 2019
China quiet on Xi Jinping’s G20 meeting and trade talk demands in face of fiery Donald Trump rhetoric

It is expected the two leaders will meet in Japan at the end of June, but analysts see an increasing caution from China amid low expectations of any potential deal.

13 Jun 2019 - 5:34PM

It is expected the two leaders will meet in Japan at the end of June, but analysts see an increasing caution from China amid low expectations of any potential deal.

China quiet on Xi Jinping’s G20 meeting and trade talk demands in face of fiery Donald Trump rhetoric
Trade war casts shadow over China business prospects for US firms like Apple and Boeing

US firms like Apple and Boeing, as well as Microsoft and Dell, could suffer from Chinese retaliation after Washington placed Huawei on its export ban list.

12 Jun 2019 - 9:07PM

US firms like Apple and Boeing, as well as Microsoft and Dell, could suffer from Chinese retaliation after Washington placed Huawei on its export ban list.

Trade war casts shadow over China business prospects for US firms like Apple and Boeing
Donald Trump’s G20 meeting with Xi Jinping in Osaka could again be a formal dinner, source says

Meeting between the US president and his Chinese counterpart in Osaka at the end of this month could be a repeat of December’s steak dinner in Argentina.

11 Jun 2019 - 3:42PM

Meeting between the US president and his Chinese counterpart in Osaka at the end of this month could be a repeat of December’s steak dinner in Argentina.

Donald Trump’s G20 meeting with Xi Jinping in Osaka could again be a formal dinner, source says
US-China trade war talks collapsed due to ‘culture gap’ in understanding of law, professor says

Professor Chen Zhiwu, director of the Asia Global Institute in Hong Kong, offers fresh perspective to understand how Chinese and American officials failed to reach a deal.

7 Jun 2019 - 2:14PM

Professor Chen Zhiwu, director of the Asia Global Institute in Hong Kong, offers fresh perspective to understand how Chinese and American officials failed to reach a deal.

US-China trade war talks collapsed due to ‘culture gap’ in understanding of law, professor says
China and Russia to close ranks in united front against American pressure following Xi Jinping’s meeting with Vladimir Putin

Moscow and Beijing could be about to upgrade their relationship to something close to an alliance as both try to fend off pressure from the West, sources say

6 Jun 2019 - 1:52PM

Moscow and Beijing could be about to upgrade their relationship to something close to an alliance as both try to fend off pressure from the West, sources say

China and Russia to close ranks in united front against American pressure following Xi Jinping’s meeting with Vladimir Putin
China has a new US trade war weapon, but who and what will be covered, and how will it be enforced?

Beijing has yet to provide details of its ‘entity list’ to punish ‘unreliable’ companies and individuals, but state media speculates it is a response to US treatment of Huawei.

4 Jun 2019 - 3:56PM

Beijing has yet to provide details of its ‘entity list’ to punish ‘unreliable’ companies and individuals, but state media speculates it is a response to US treatment of Huawei.

China has a new US trade war weapon, but who and what will be covered, and how will it be enforced?
China asks state media to pick battles carefully with long US trade war looming, sources say

Beijing tells officials and state media outlets to refrain from generalising US into one single voice as China prepares for protracted economic and technological rivalry.

29 May 2019 - 11:28PM

Beijing tells officials and state media outlets to refrain from generalising US into one single voice as China prepares for protracted economic and technological rivalry.

China asks state media to pick battles carefully with long US trade war looming, sources say
Was this the moment US-China trade talks fell apart?

Five days before hopes of a deal receded dramatically, a private chat between China’s Liu He and the US’ Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin changed the mood.

29 May 2019 - 8:59AM

Five days before hopes of a deal receded dramatically, a private chat between China’s Liu He and the US’ Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin changed the mood.

Was this the moment US-China trade talks fell apart?
Xi Jinping calls for ‘new Long March’ in dramatic sign that China is preparing for protracted trade war

Xi Jinping told cheering crowds in Jiangxi: ‘We are now embarking on a new Long March, and we must start all over again’.

22 May 2019 - 1:14AM

Xi Jinping told cheering crowds in Jiangxi: ‘We are now embarking on a new Long March, and we must start all over again’.

Xi Jinping calls for ‘new Long March’ in dramatic sign that China is preparing for protracted trade war
Chinese President Xi Jinping sounds Long March rallying call as US trade war tensions rise

Trip to Ganzhou includes stop at major producer of rare earths, minerals essential to some low-carbon technology and left off US tariffs list.

21 May 2019 - 9:48AM

Trip to Ganzhou includes stop at major producer of rare earths, minerals essential to some low-carbon technology and left off US tariffs list.

Chinese President Xi Jinping sounds Long March rallying call as US trade war tensions rise
China tempers US hints that Beijing and Washington are preparing for the ‘last round’ of trade talks

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders suggests meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is closer than ever.

4 May 2019 - 4:26AM

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders suggests meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is closer than ever.

China tempers US hints that Beijing and Washington are preparing for the ‘last round’ of trade talks
China’s white-collar workers earned less in first quarter of 2019 despite signs of economic recovery, survey finds

Report by job website Zhaopin.com shows the average monthly salary dropped to 8,050 yuan (US$1,195) from 8,096 yuan in the last quarter of 2018.

30 Apr 2019 - 9:58PM

Report by job website Zhaopin.com shows the average monthly salary dropped to 8,050 yuan (US$1,195) from 8,096 yuan in the last quarter of 2018.

China’s white-collar workers earned less in first quarter of 2019 despite signs of economic recovery, survey finds
Chinese President Xi Jinping could travel to US to sign trade deal as early as June, source says

US President Donald Trump says White House visit will be ‘soon’ as hopes of ending the US-China trade war increase.

26 Apr 2019 - 11:09PM

US President Donald Trump says White House visit will be ‘soon’ as hopes of ending the US-China trade war increase.

Chinese President Xi Jinping could travel to US to sign trade deal as early as June, source says
China will not devalue yuan, Xi tells world leaders at Belt and Road Forum

Beijing is seeking to resolve growing concerns about its global infrastructure push as 37 world leaders gather at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.

26 Apr 2019 - 11:03AM

Beijing is seeking to resolve growing concerns about its global infrastructure push as 37 world leaders gather at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.

China will not devalue yuan, Xi tells world leaders at Belt and Road Forum
Xi Jinping tells Chinese officials to ‘finish the journey’ and shifts focus back to fight against poverty

China’s president urges officials to redouble efforts to meet next year’s targets for tackling poverty and pollution.

25 Apr 2019 - 6:16PM

China’s president urges officials to redouble efforts to meet next year’s targets for tackling poverty and pollution.

Xi Jinping tells Chinese officials to ‘finish the journey’ and shifts focus back to fight against poverty
Xi Jinping tells American high school students his job is ‘tiring but pleasant’ in goodwill letter

President replies to group who wrote to him in Chinese, asking if he liked music and whether he liked his work. He says ‘the younger generation is the future of Sino-US friendship’.

22 Apr 2019 - 1:00AM

President replies to group who wrote to him in Chinese, asking if he liked music and whether he liked his work. He says ‘the younger generation is the future of Sino-US friendship’.

Xi Jinping tells American high school students his job is ‘tiring but pleasant’ in goodwill letter
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 ‘regrets’ WTO ruling after losing grain import quota case brought by US

Case was filed by the administration of former president Barack Obama in December 2016 before Donald Trump began the ongoing US-China trade war.

19 Apr 2019 - 3:01PM

Case was filed by the administration of former president Barack Obama in December 2016 before Donald Trump began the ongoing US-China trade war.

China ‘regrets’ WTO ruling after losing grain import quota case brought by US
China sees brighter outlook for yuan and foreign investment as US-China trade war deal nears

State Administration of Foreign Exchange offers positive outlook due to domestic growth and move by the US Federal Reserve to halt interest rate increases.

19 Apr 2019 - 11:16AM

State Administration of Foreign Exchange offers positive outlook due to domestic growth and move by the US Federal Reserve to halt interest rate increases.

China sees brighter outlook for yuan and foreign investment as US-China trade war deal 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 must not assume it will overtake US as top superpower, warns former commerce minister

China’s former commerce minister Chen Deming reminds Beijing to stay cool-headed in international affairs.

17 Apr 2019 - 6:52AM

China’s former commerce minister Chen Deming reminds Beijing to stay cool-headed in international affairs.

China must not assume it will overtake US as top superpower, warns former commerce minister
Donald Trump’s four-week time frame to end US-China trade war is an ‘uncertain timetable’, says state media

‘Global Times’ editorial urges ‘patience is probably the most important thing’ after latest talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He.

9 Apr 2019 - 4:21PM

‘Global Times’ editorial urges ‘patience is probably the most important thing’ after latest talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He.

Donald Trump’s four-week time frame to end US-China trade war is an ‘uncertain timetable’, says state media
Chinese cities step up efforts to lure domestic migrants as government plans to relax local restrictions

According to a plan published in 2016, China plans to grant urban permanent residency to 100 million people by 2020.

8 Apr 2019 - 3:57PM

According to a plan published in 2016, China plans to grant urban permanent residency to 100 million people by 2020.

Chinese cities step up efforts to lure domestic migrants as government plans to relax local restrictions
China’s ‘zero tolerance’ attitude means grounding troubled Boeing 737 Max 8 was not an accident

Civil Aviation Administration of China was the first to ground the model of aircraft following the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people on March 10.

18 Mar 2019 - 11:17PM

Civil Aviation Administration of China was the first to ground the model of aircraft following the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people on March 10.

China’s ‘zero tolerance’ attitude means grounding troubled Boeing 737 Max 8 was not an accident
Donald Trump-Xi Jinping meeting to end US-China trade war may be pushed back to June, sources say

Hopes for an April deal appear to be fading, but the two sides could be able to reach agreement by the middle of the year.

18 Mar 2019 - 10:01AM

Hopes for an April deal appear to be fading, but the two sides could be able to reach agreement by the middle of the year.

Donald Trump-Xi Jinping meeting to end US-China trade war may be pushed back to June, sources say
China approves new foreign investment law designed to level domestic playing field for overseas investors

Attempt by Beijing to address key issues raised by US President Donald Trump as part of the US-China trade war including forced technology transfer and market access.

15 Mar 2019 - 4:13PM

Attempt by Beijing to address key issues raised by US President Donald Trump as part of the US-China trade war including forced technology transfer and market access.

China approves new foreign investment law designed to level domestic playing field for overseas investors
China’s new foreign investment law is too vague, says US business group

American Chamber of Commerce in China welcomes legislation ‘in principle’ but says it doesn’t go into enough detail and needs more consultation.

14 Mar 2019 - 11:42AM

American Chamber of Commerce in China welcomes legislation ‘in principle’ but says it doesn’t go into enough detail and needs more consultation.

China’s new foreign investment law is too vague, says US business group
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