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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Xi Jinping tells Chinese officials they must ‘finish the journey’ and shifts focus back to fight against poverty as economy stabilises

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

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

Xi Jinping tells Chinese officials they must ‘finish the journey’ and shifts focus back to fight against poverty as economy stabilises
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
A black Friday in China as exports shrink, stocks plunge and homeowners face new taxes

Overseas shipments down by a fifth in February, stock market loses 4 per cent and lawmakers move a step closer to taxing property owners.

9 Mar 2019 - 9:43AM

Overseas shipments down by a fifth in February, stock market loses 4 per cent and lawmakers move a step closer to taxing property owners.

A black Friday in China as exports shrink, stocks plunge and homeowners face new taxes
Hong Kong diplomats visit China’s Greater Bay Area as Pearl River Delta seeks new image

The trip, organised and financed by the Chinese government, came at a time when the Pearl River Delta is stepping its process of transforming.

7 Mar 2019 - 10:43AM

The trip, organised and financed by the Chinese government, came at a time when the Pearl River Delta is stepping its process of transforming.

Hong Kong diplomats visit China’s Greater Bay Area as Pearl River Delta seeks new image
China’s GDP target range gives government leeway for economic growth ahead of 2019 uncertainties

Premier Li Keqiang tells National People’s Congress on Tuesday that China will aim to achieve an economic growth this year that falls in a range of 6.0 to 6.5 per cent.

7 Mar 2019 - 12:58PM

Premier Li Keqiang tells National People’s Congress on Tuesday that China will aim to achieve an economic growth this year that falls in a range of 6.0 to 6.5 per cent.

China’s GDP target range gives government leeway for economic growth ahead of 2019 uncertainties
China’s GDP growth last year was worth more than Australia’s whole economy

Beijing plays down concerns about a slowdown by highlighting the size and scale of its growth last year.

4 Mar 2019 - 9:08AM

Beijing plays down concerns about a slowdown by highlighting the size and scale of its growth last year.

China’s GDP growth last year was worth more than Australia’s whole economy
China makes Mar-a-Lago summit a priority as US trade war talks continue

While negotiators work towards final agreement, preparations are under way for the next meeting between President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump.

27 Feb 2019 - 12:27PM

While negotiators work towards final agreement, preparations are under way for the next meeting between President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump.

China makes Mar-a-Lago summit a priority as US trade war talks continue
Trump-Kim summit 2019: North Korean leader arrives in Hanoi before two days of meetings

The North Korean leader travelled to Hanoi by limousine after his heavily armoured train pulled into the Vietnamese border station of Dong Dang just after 8am.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:56AM

The North Korean leader travelled to Hanoi by limousine after his heavily armoured train pulled into the Vietnamese border station of Dong Dang just after 8am.

Trump-Kim summit 2019: North Korean leader arrives in Hanoi before two days of meetings
Will the US-China trade war improve access for American firms seeking to tap 1.4 billion people?

Washington feels Beijing has been discriminating against US businesses, limiting investment and trade flows while also imposing restrictive non-tariff barriers.

26 Feb 2019 - 1:38PM

Washington feels Beijing has been discriminating against US businesses, limiting investment and trade flows while also imposing restrictive non-tariff barriers.

Will the US-China trade war improve access for American firms seeking to tap 1.4 billion people?
‘No second choice’: Liu He, China’s man on the front lines of the trade war talks with the United States

China’s English-speaking vice-premier, special envoy and chief trade negotiator is President Xi Jinping’s top economic aide who is respected the world over.

26 Feb 2019 - 1:32AM

China’s English-speaking vice-premier, special envoy and chief trade negotiator is President Xi Jinping’s top economic aide who is respected the world over.

‘No second choice’: Liu He, China’s man on the front lines of the trade war talks with the United States
Chinese and US trade negotiators tussle over enforcement issues during ‘very productive talks’

Discussions on Sunday revolve around the thorny issue of how to enforce a potential trade deal as Donald Trump touts ‘very productive talks’.

25 Feb 2019 - 11:28PM

Discussions on Sunday revolve around the thorny issue of how to enforce a potential trade deal as Donald Trump touts ‘very productive talks’.

Chinese and US trade negotiators tussle over enforcement issues during ‘very productive talks’
China applauds ‘positive’ Donald Trump tweet, hopes for US trade war deal ahead of Washington talks

Opinion piece in official media is seen to be part of Beijing’s efforts to reassure its citizens that the tariff war with the United States will soon be over.

19 Feb 2019 - 9:58AM

Opinion piece in official media is seen to be part of Beijing’s efforts to reassure its citizens that the tariff war with the United States will soon be over.

China applauds ‘positive’ Donald Trump tweet, hopes for US trade war deal ahead of Washington talks
China and US make ‘progress’ in Beijing but trade war talks to continue in Washington next week

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He met US counterparts including Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

16 Feb 2019 - 1:09AM

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He met US counterparts including Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

China and US make ‘progress’ in Beijing but trade war talks to continue in Washington next week
Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet top US delegation on Friday in pursuit of trade war deal

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrive in Beijing as the March 1 truce deadline looms.

13 Feb 2019 - 11:30PM

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrive in Beijing as the March 1 truce deadline looms.

Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet top US delegation on Friday in pursuit of trade war deal
Where? When? How? China and United States at odds over right place and time for next Xi-Trump summit

Beijing is pushing for a meeting in Hainan, a source says, while US new site reports that Washington is keen for talks in Florida.

13 Feb 2019 - 2:21PM

Beijing is pushing for a meeting in Hainan, a source says, while US new site reports that Washington is keen for talks in Florida.

Where? When? How? China and United States at odds over right place and time for next Xi-Trump summit
China joins global central bank gold rush as foreign exchange reserves stabilise

The country’s gold reserves rose slightly to 59.94 million ounces at the end of January from 59.56 million ounces at the end of December 2018.

12 Feb 2019 - 11:39AM

The country’s gold reserves rose slightly to 59.94 million ounces at the end of January from 59.56 million ounces at the end of December 2018.

China joins global central bank gold rush as foreign exchange reserves stabilise
Trade war truce deadline played down by China media on eve of latest round of talks in Beijing

Opinion piece says the March 1 deadline agreed by China’s President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump is a ‘media topic’ set by the American side.

11 Feb 2019 - 3:48PM

Opinion piece says the March 1 deadline agreed by China’s President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump is a ‘media topic’ set by the American side.

Trade war truce deadline played down by China media on eve of latest round of talks in Beijing
China, US ‘less belligerent, more cordial’ as delegation heads to Washington before Liu He

Commerce Vice-Minister Wang Shouwen and Finance Vice-Minister Liao Min are expected to arrive in the US on Monday, Bloomberg reports.

25 Jan 2019 - 11:24PM

Commerce Vice-Minister Wang Shouwen and Finance Vice-Minister Liao Min are expected to arrive in the US on Monday, Bloomberg reports.

China, US ‘less belligerent, more cordial’ as delegation heads to Washington before Liu He