Taiwan, which supplies about 60 per cent of the world’s computer chips, has its sights set on substantial semiconductor advancements in the coming years. Photo: Shutterstock
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How Taiwan’s lead in advanced chips threatens to leave China in the dust

3 Dec 2022 - 7:38AM

Semiconductor manufacturing looks to make a big leap forward in the coming three years, but US-led restrictions on exports to mainland China threaten to pose a ‘long-term challenge’.

Taiwan, which supplies about 60 per cent of the world’s computer chips, has its sights set on substantial semiconductor advancements in the coming years. Photo: Shutterstock

How Taiwan’s lead in advanced chips threatens to leave China in the dust

Semiconductor manufacturing looks to make a big leap forward in the coming three years, but US-led restrictions on exports to mainland China threaten to pose a ‘long-term challenge’.

3 Dec 2022 - 7:38AM

As virus battle drags on, China to conduct economic census in 2023

China’s fifth national economic census will take place next year, with the world’s second-largest economy facing a critical time amid its three-year battle with the coronavirus that has taken a toll on the economy.

2 Dec 2022 - 9:00PM

Shared voice clip dispels rumour of Evergrande founder’s suicide

Evergrande is keeping the world’s banks and capital markets on tenterhooks as it grapples with interest payments and billions in debt, all of which are supposed to be worked out in a massive corporate overhaul.

2 Dec 2022 - 9:30PM
China’s fifth national economic census will cover all businesses, organisations and individuals in the industrial and service sectors, ranging from mining, manufacturing, wholesale and retail, finance and real estate, as well as culture, sports and entertainment. Photo: AFP

As virus battle drags on, China to conduct economic census in 2023

China’s fifth national economic census will take place next year, with the world’s second-largest economy facing a critical time amid its three-year battle with the coronavirus that has taken a toll on the economy.

2 Dec 2022 - 9:00PM
China Evergrande Group

Shared voice clip dispels rumour of Evergrande founder’s suicide

Evergrande is keeping the world’s banks and capital markets on tenterhooks as it grapples with interest payments and billions in debt, all of which are supposed to be worked out in a massive corporate overhaul.

Evergrande is keeping the world’s banks and capital markets on tenterhooks as it grapples with interest payments and billions in debt, all of which are supposed to be worked out in a massive corporate overhaul.

2 Dec 2022 - 9:30PM
China's economic recovery

‘Calibrating’ Covid-19 strategy critical to China’s economic recovery: IMF

IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva says China is being held back by Covid-19 lockdowns and challenges in the real estate sector, while it has a leading role to play in preventing fragmentation of the global economy.

IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva says China is being held back by Covid-19 lockdowns and challenges in the real estate sector, while it has a leading role to play in preventing fragmentation of the global economy.

2 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM

US report dispels China’s Belt and Road Initiative ‘debt trap’ narrative

Report shows China held 19.6 per cent of Sri Lanka’s US$37.6 billion external debt at the end of 2021, but downplayed suggestions of a so-called Chinese debt trap around Beijing’s signature Belt and Road Initiative.

2 Dec 2022 - 10:00AM
US report dispels China’s Belt and Road Initiative ‘debt trap’ narrative

As China’s coronavirus controls enter a new phase, what about the economy?

Economists say while China has taken a stride towards reopening, a full economic rebound will be slow and bumpy, with consumption only likely to recover when coronavirus infections start to plummet.

2 Dec 2022 - 8:57AM
As China’s coronavirus controls enter a new phase, what about the economy?

‘Calibrating’ Covid-19 strategy critical to China’s economic recovery: IMF

IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva says China is being held back by Covid-19 lockdowns and challenges in the real estate sector, while it has a leading role to play in preventing fragmentation of the global economy.

2 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM

US report dispels China’s Belt and Road Initiative ‘debt trap’ narrative

Report shows China held 19.6 per cent of Sri Lanka’s US$37.6 billion external debt at the end of 2021, but downplayed suggestions of a so-called Chinese debt trap around Beijing’s signature Belt and Road Initiative.

2 Dec 2022 - 10:00AM

As China’s coronavirus controls enter a new phase, what about the economy?

Economists say while China has taken a stride towards reopening, a full economic rebound will be slow and bumpy, with consumption only likely to recover when coronavirus infections start to plummet.

2 Dec 2022 - 8:57AM
China's economic recovery
After setting a modest and flexible growth target for 2022 at “around 5.5 per cent”, calls are growing for an explicit goal next year. Photo: Reuters

What can be expected from China’s economic work conference in December?

China’s annual central economic work conference in mid-December will be closely watched by investors and private businesses.

1 Dec 2022 - 6:08PM

China’s factory activity shrinks as Covid-19 takes ‘toll on the economy’

China’s Caixin/S&P Global manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 49.4 in November, up from 49.2 in October, data released on Thursday showed.

China’s Caixin/S&P Global manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 49.4 in November, up from 49.2 in October, data released on Thursday showed.

1 Dec 2022 - 11:27AM

‘Inevitable’ economic cost of China’s Covid curbs as factory, services cool

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell to 48 in November from 49.2 in October, while the non-manufacturing gauge fell to 46.7 last month, data released on Wednesday showed.

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell to 48 in November from 49.2 in October, while the non-manufacturing gauge fell to 46.7 last month, data released on Wednesday showed.

30 Nov 2022 - 3:24PM

Beijing urged to explain how economic growth is possible amid virus controls

Academics and government advisers say trillions of yuan’s worth of China’s GDP appears to have been lost this year due to Beijing’s disruptive coronavirus-control policy.

Academics and government advisers say trillions of yuan’s worth of China’s GDP appears to have been lost this year due to Beijing’s disruptive coronavirus-control policy.

29 Nov 2022 - 2:43AM
China's economic recovery
After setting a modest and flexible growth target for 2022 at “around 5.5 per cent”, calls are growing for an explicit goal next year. Photo: Reuters

What can be expected from China’s economic work conference in December?

China’s annual central economic work conference in mid-December will be closely watched by investors and private businesses.

1 Dec 2022 - 6:08PM

China’s factory activity shrinks as Covid-19 takes ‘toll on the economy’

China’s Caixin/S&P Global manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 49.4 in November, up from 49.2 in October, data released on Thursday showed.

China’s Caixin/S&P Global manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 49.4 in November, up from 49.2 in October, data released on Thursday showed.

1 Dec 2022 - 11:27AM

‘Inevitable’ economic cost of China’s Covid curbs as factory, services cool

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell to 48 in November from 49.2 in October, while the non-manufacturing gauge fell to 46.7 last month, data released on Wednesday showed.

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell to 48 in November from 49.2 in October, while the non-manufacturing gauge fell to 46.7 last month, data released on Wednesday showed.

30 Nov 2022 - 3:24PM

Beijing urged to explain how economic growth is possible amid virus controls

Academics and government advisers say trillions of yuan’s worth of China’s GDP appears to have been lost this year due to Beijing’s disruptive coronavirus-control policy.

Academics and government advisers say trillions of yuan’s worth of China’s GDP appears to have been lost this year due to Beijing’s disruptive coronavirus-control policy.

29 Nov 2022 - 2:43AM
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Illustration: Craig Stephens

Opinion | Why politicise China’s zero-Covid protests when it’s just Covid fatigue?

The protesters do not represent the majority, who want to protect the vulnerable elderly, even as Beijing hesitates to import mRNA vaccines amid geopolitical heat. The rest of the world should help, not inflame sentiment.

2 Dec 2022 - 3:39AM

The View | China’s economy needs urgent rescue as costs of ‘zero Covid’ mount

The emergence of Omicron has rendered its ‘zero Covid’ strategy uneconomical and unsustainable, and China must reopen its struggling economy. This means preparing its healthcare system for a surge in cases, and easing its monetary policy to boost confidence and consumption.

The emergence of Omicron has rendered its ‘zero Covid’ strategy uneconomical and unsustainable, and China must reopen its struggling economy. This means preparing its healthcare system for a surge in cases, and easing its monetary policy to boost confidence and consumption.

2 Dec 2022 - 4:40PM
China’s economy needs urgent rescue as costs of ‘zero Covid’ mount

Macroscope | Investors must not overread the tea leaves on China’s reopening

Divining Beijing’s intentions is a fool’s errand. Even investors can’t agree on which scenario poses more of a threat to asset prices: imposing more lockdowns or allowing the virus to spread more easily.

Divining Beijing’s intentions is a fool’s errand. Even investors can’t agree on which scenario poses more of a threat to asset prices: imposing more lockdowns or allowing the virus to spread more easily.

1 Dec 2022 - 3:45PM
Investors must not overread the tea leaves on China’s reopening

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