The issue of state-owned enterprises has been a key issue discussed during the trade talks between China and the United States. Photo: EPA

China’s SOE reform questioned after Beijing appoints inexperienced official to head assets watchdog

  • Hao Peng will assume the role of chairman at State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (Sasac)
  • State-owned enterprises are an issue at the centre of the US-China trade war, with Washington demanding a level playing field for its businesses in China
Topic |   China economy

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The issue of state-owned enterprises has been a key issue discussed during the trade talks between China and the United States. Photo: EPA
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President Xi Jinping visits China’s rare earths mining base in Jiangxi province on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

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
  • He was accompanied by Vice-Premier Liu He, his most trusted adviser and China’s top trade negotiator in the year-long talks with the United States
Topic |   US-China trade war

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President Xi Jinping visits China’s rare earths mining base in Jiangxi province on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
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