Does FDI provide spoils, or does it just spoil?

2013-01-28 11:04:27

Since China's strategy of going global began in the late 1990s, its foreign direct investment has increased rapidly, attracting considerable attention from policymakers, academics and the public.

Good set of numbers disproves doubters

2013-01-28 11:00:50

When it comes to the Chinese economy, it seems that there are none so blind as they who will not see. For once again, hard facts last year got the better of those who are forever predicting doom.

Mutually beneficial partnership

2013-01-28 10:57:40

An FTA between China and Switzerland does not come out of the blue. The economic ties between the two are already deep.

Making the right choices

2013-01-28 10:23:50

With imports and exports accounting for nearly half of Chinese economic output last year, trade has become an essential part of its economy and society.

Regulate parallel trading by interception and diversion

2013-01-26 15:49:46

The Individual Visit Scheme has made significant contributions to Hong Kong's economic growth over the years, but has also been exploited by some parallel traders for profit.

Defaulting on workers' pay must stop

2013-01-26 07:36:39

But to solve the problem once and for all, the government has to implement strict rules to prevent construction projects from being sub-contracted without limit.

Alarming emergence of 'online guillotine'

2013-01-26 07:36:39

Two months ago, I wrote a column on micro-blogging in China that now makes me blush. I'm embarrassed to realize how fast the situation has changed and how myopic some of my views were.

Focus on energy efficiency

2013-01-25 14:40:38

There are a number of factors that would exacerbate the heat loss if a similar heating system was introduced in South China.

Still praiseworthy performance

2013-01-24 13:44:27

Slower growth is an indication of China's efforts to make structural adjustments and improve people's livelihoods.

Finding a hotel room in Davos

2013-01-24 13:44:09

For many journalists, the biggest challenge of being in Davos boils down to something a lot more basic - finding a warm bed for the night.

Talk is fine, but how about some changes?

2013-01-21 13:57:25

Each year late in January the World Economic Forum brings together leaders from business, government, academia and the media at its headquarters in Davos, Switzerland, to meet and engage in five days' of lectures and discussions about issues of global importance.

China makes voice heard above din

2013-01-21 13:57:10

China is Africa's largest trading partner, with bilateral trade surging from $10 billion in 2000 to $200 billion in 2012.