Zeng Peiyan was vice-premier of China from 2003 to 2008. Photo: Handout

‘Disaster’ if US and China decouple, says former vice-premier Zeng Peiyan

  • Speaking at a conference in Singapore, Zeng says Beijing and Washington need to work hand in hand to develop the digital economy
  • The event also saw Singapore’s former prime minister Goh Chok Tong call for Asian countries to band together as a bulwark against the bitter tariff war
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Zeng Peiyan was vice-premier of China from 2003 to 2008. Photo: Handout
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Workers erect scaffolding at a construction site in Beijing in 2019. China came fourth in a new report’s measure comparing 114 economies across traditional growth drivers such as infrastructure building. Photo: AFP

China, US, India ill-prepared for disruptions to global economy: new report

  • Bloomberg’s New Economy Drivers and Disrupters Report puts the Asian giant at 50th out of 114 economies in terms of preparedness to deal with disruptive forces such as climate change, populism and protectionism
  • New Zealand was most ready to handle these disrupters, while Sweden came top in terms of its track record in traditional drivers of growth
Topic |   China economy

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Workers erect scaffolding at a construction site in Beijing in 2019. China came fourth in a new report’s measure comparing 114 economies across traditional growth drivers such as infrastructure building. Photo: AFP
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