Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Chen Jing notes that as China’s economic and business policies shift and change, foreign companies are finding it difficult to decide whether to stay in China or pull out, given the challenges in meeting new regulations and requirements. But there are others who see opportunities.
Singles’ Day is known as the sales day of the year, but this year the buzz seems to have gone out of it, as people are choosing not to spend as much as before. As the event marks its 15th year, the general vibe is no longer excitement, but fatigue. Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Chen Jing tells us more.
The annual China International Import Expo (CIIE) is back this year as a fully in-person event after three years of the pandemic. However, while the authorities say that the results are looking good, participants may not be saying the same thing. Despite positive attendance numbers, is the CIIE truly effective at expanding global business activities and promoting market openness in China?
Zaobao correspondent Chen Jing recaps this year’s Halloween parade in Shanghai, which saw young people expressing their thoughts on current affairs through their costumes. Will Halloween celebrations be as boisterous next year?
The sudden death of former Chinese Premier Li Keqiang from a heart attack at the age of 68 has prompted an outpouring of shock, as well as tributes in the form of videos about his life and work, as well as quotes. Lianhe Zaobao journalists Chen Jing and Miao Zong-Han look back on Li's career and give a sense of the reactions to his passing.
Zaobao correspondent Chen Jing notes that despite the high likelihood of China’s economy meeting its growth target this year, there is still a chance that the government might take strong measures to stimulate the economy further. However, given that it is late in the year, would any measures implemented achieve their intended effect and which sectors should they be targeted at?
Following the pandemic, pent-up demand for live concerts is driving up ticket prices to astronomical levels. Amid a less than encouraging economy, people are generally cutting down on non-essential spending, but the hope is that concerts will encourage travel and consumption and revitalise the economy. Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Chen Jing takes a closer look at the situation.
The Golden Week holiday in China is usually the peak period for travel and tourism, and tourist revenue. But even with the lifting of travel restrictions following the pandemic, the number of Chinese travellers going overseas is far from what it was before. Where are the Chinese tourists?
Recent economic indicators have signalled that China’s economy is bottoming out, but many still believe that more needs to be done as the effect of government policies are still falling short of expectations. Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Chen Jing speaks with analysts and academics to find out what China needs to do to avoid economic stagnation or even a collapse.