Liu Sha

Liu Sha

Journalist, Lianhe Zaobao

Liu Sha is a journalist with Lianhe Zaobao's China Desk. She is responsible for news coverage focusing on equity markets, companies and the economy in Greater China. Prior to joining the China Desk, she worked as a marketing manager in Beijing.

A motorcyclist passes an advertisement for electric vehicle at the Car Valley area in Wuhan, China, on 24 October 2023. (Bloomberg)

EV battery race: Has China won?

Lianhe Zaobao journalist Liu Sha notes that while China currently seems to be ahead of the competition in terms of electric vehicles and batteries, questions of cost, quality and sustainability have to be taken into account in considering how China can maintain its lead in the battery industry.
People in Central, a financial hub in Hong Kong, China, on 3 July 2023. (May James/AFP)

Hong Kong no longer the 'East-meets-West' financial hub of yesteryear

Hong Kong’s stock market has taken a beating recently, with the number of IPOs and trade volumes in a slump. Amid the different factors causing the poor performance, including the economic situation in mainland China, analysts believe that the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s long-running focus on the West and oversight of Southeast Asia needs to be addressed. Lianhe Zaobao journalist Liu Sha finds out more.
A woman stands next to a display at the launch ceremony for VinFast electric car models in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 7 July 2023. (Nhac Nguyen/AFP)

Chinese capital funds hesitant about Southeast Asian investments

Chinese venture capital funds are flocking to Southeast Asia in search of the next Alibaba and ByteDance. However, given the market’s nascent stage, along with the Chinese funds’ preference for Chinese-affiliated enterprises, options are limited. Liu Sha looks into the challenges these Chinese funds face in finding success in Southeast Asia.