Economic Ramifications

China Job Confidence Lowest Since 2009 – Survey

Nearly half of households surveyed by the PBOC in the second quarter think employment prospects remain "grim."

2 hours ago

MediaTek Teams Up with US University on Chip Design Centre

Taiwan-based chip maker to team up with Purdue University to create a chip design center in the US midwest.

1 day ago

China Comes Through with $2.3 Billion Loan to Pakistan

A consortium of Chinese lenders has delivered US$2.3 billion to Pakistan's state bank account, shoring up the country's forex reserves…

5 days ago

Rare Statement Suggests Tokyo May Intervene to Support the Yen

Ministry of Finance, the BOJ and the Financial Services Agency express concern over yen weakness in strongest signal so far…

3 weeks ago

Shanghai, Beijing Take More Steps Back Toward Normal Life

Authorities in both Shanghai and Beijing eased restrictions on Sunday, reopening venues, transport systems, while announcing plans for a wind-down…

1 month ago

Shanghai Crawls Closer to Reopening, Beijing to Ease Curbs

After two months of a tortuous Covid-19 lockdown, Shanghai is moving slowly toward a reopening next Wednesday – June 1,…

1 month ago

No Change to US Policy on China-Taiwan, Biden Says

The issue of China-Taiwan loomed over a meeting in Tokyo of leaders of the Quad grouping of the US, Japan,…

1 month ago

China Carbon Market Expansion Delayed – Caijing

China's plan to expand its carbon market to companies in the cement, aluminium and steel sectors could be set back…

1 month ago

China’s Military Logistics System Apes US Transcom – SCMP

China is upgrading its military logistics supply system on the lines of the US military's transport command (Transcom), the South…

2 months ago

China’s Zero-Covid Rules ‘Buy Time’ for 49m Unvaccinated Elderly

Experts say the zero-Covid policy is needed to help boost vaccination rates and develop new treatments as about 49 million…

2 months ago

Export Growth Stalls as Lockdowns Shutter China’s Factories

Export growth slows to near two-year low as lockdowns hit local demand and close factories that make goods for export.

2 months ago

Japan Says It Will Take Time To Cut Use of Russian Oil

The Ukraine crisis has highlighted Japan's partial dependence on Russian energy even as Tokyo has acted swiftly and in tandem…

2 months ago