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China-Malaysia cooperation embarks on a new journey

Mahathir Mohamad, who was elected Prime Minister of Malaysia at the age of 92, has ended his first trip to China after taking office again. 

Behind the rise of quality foreign investment in China

According to the latest data on foreign investment, 35,239 new foreign-invested companies were established in China in the first seven months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 99.1 percent.

China locking down resources and locking up markets in Africa?

One of the themes in Peter Navarro’s book “Death by China” centers on Chinese investment in Africa, which the author argues is an attempt of colonization.

Trade war is no swing game

Just like its ally across the pond swinging between a hard or soft Brexit, the Trump administration seems to also be struggling to decide what kind of trade deals they want with China.

Two methods for China to curb Trump's arrogance

China will not be strangled by US trade bullying and will solve the issue through solidarity and trade diversion; China has many tools to counter US sanctions.

It’s time to boost China and Japan’s widening economic ties

The future is looking bright when it comes to opportunities for cooperation between China and Japan.

On the road to talk

We should recognize China-US talk is part of the process of WTO rule-making. It is now necessary to reexamine WTO rules under which trade is conducted and to judge whether they are still fit for purpose.

Animation: For a nut, life is hard

Tell me, do you want all those fruits, nuts, and veggies to pile up and rot simply because President Trump is killing trade at the expense of the many?

Global investors welcome to board China’s fast train of development

The world's investors and commodity traders would be hard pressed to find a bigger market with more opportunities than what is on offer in China. The country is continuing on its fast track to development, and it welcomes people from around the world to come along for the ride.

How can China keep its momentum of development during trade war?

​This year marks the 8th anniversary of China becoming the world's second-largest economy in 2010, when it took Japan's ranking in the world economy.
 

The United States is becoming Chekhov's "The Man in the Case"

Recently, the United States promulgated the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018".

What is driving foreign investors' confidence in China?

There is no reason for people to doubt China's ability to attract foreign investment because of a trade war.

What can China learn from Japan in dealing with US tariffs?

Last week, Japan’s Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi met with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington for trade talks, which US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to in April. 
 

US-China trade war: Fight between snake and saw

The Trump administration announced on August 7 that it is moving forward with a 25 percent tariff on 16 billion US dollars in Chinese goods, further escalating a trade war with Beijing.

Can the United States be trusted with a knife around its friends?

At a time when the Turkish lira went on a monumental slide downward against the U.S. dollar, US President Donald Trump authorized a doubling of tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum on Friday. 

Crossing America's GDP redline

60 percent of GDP is a red line for the United States: If any country crosses this red line, the United States will attack, regardless of the challenger's ideology or political system, or whether they are friend or foe. 

Why is Trump unlikely to hold back his tariff stick?

I wonder, why is the Trump administration so adamant or wayward in carrying out a trade policy that’s clearly built on exaggerated or downright false information?

Be wary of the American black hole destroying global prosperity

The American move to end Iran's oil exports may lead to global oil price spikes, which in the past had served to usher in recessions. Iran produces around 2.5 million barrels of oil a day, meeting about 3 percent of global demand.

Why China is capable of dealing with reduced US soybean purchase

Soybeans are among the major foodstuffs and edible oils that have fed the Chinese people for centuries. The byproducts of soybeans are often used as livestock feed. 

Behind the US tariffs on 16 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese products

In the face of increasingly vociferous opposition to the imposition of tariffs, might the US government actually do something to comply with the will of the people? 

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