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Belt and Road-backed Oman economic zone attracts raft of global investors
The past few months have seen significant developments at Oman's Duqm Special Economic Zone, a venture backed by Mainland China within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.
22 May 2019
US export-levy net widens
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on Monday 13 May issued a notice that formally proposes to establish an additional duty of up to 25% under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 on nearly all remaining imports from Mainland China, which are valued at approximately US$300 billion.
16 May 2019
Hangzhou Brain draws crowds
"Heaven is above, below are Hangzhou and Suzhou” goes the old saying, acknowledging the two Yangtze Delta cities' beauty.
8 May 2019
Energy pioneer takes to Belt and Road
Golden Concorde Group Holdings (GCL), one of Mainland China’s leading new-energy companies and said to be the world's largest maker of silicon materials, is using Hong Kong as a financing platform for its Belt and Road venture in Ethiopia.
2 May 2019
LED makers ramp up market share
The use of metal-organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) technology is lowering costs and accelerating delivery times for Mainland Chinese lighting products, changing the global market landscape, according to Figo Wang, Chief Research Analyst and Research Director at LEDinside, TrendForce Corp.
25 April 2019
Trans-Pacific twins strengthen ties
The global shipping hub of Panama, which links the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic with its canal, has much in common with Hong Kong, President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez pointed out when visiting the city early this month.
17 April 2019
Russian import regime could boost Hong Kong exports
In a move likely to benefit Hong Kong's e-commerce operators, Russian customs authorities are now to receive details of the contents and value of inbound, Mainland China-origin packages, as well as having the statutory right to verify the accuracy of all such information.
10 April 2019
Latin countries take to Belt and Road
The maritime and land silk roads linked East Asia and Europe for millennia – but for more than two centuries there was an alternative route taking spices, silks and other treasures from Asia to Europe – across the Pacific Ocean.
3 April 2019
Animators cross the cultural divide
Animated movies present unique challenges and opportunities for western film-makers wishing to enter the Mainland China market, the world’s largest, and mainland artists seeking to market their products abroad.
27 March 2019
Cultural nuances key to successful e-commerce
Aged just 27, Aaron Winsloe, United Kingdom Managing Director of Myprotein, the world's biggest online sports nutrition brand, was tasked with introducing the company's product range to Mainland China.
20 March 2019
Fast-charging pioneer picks Greater Bay Area
Mobile-phone users hanker for a battery that will charge more quickly than they can empty a latte cup while vehicle makers seek a power pack that can charge as fast as a regular car can fuel up.
13 March 2019
Gateway to Belt and Road
Launched by the Government of Mainland China, the Belt and Road Initiative envisions stronger economic, political, cultural and social ties between Asia and the rest of the world.
6 March 2019
ASEAN fashion market grows rapidly
Despite the lack of four distinct seasons in this tropical part of the world, people in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region are passionate about fashion.
27 Feb 2019
Thriving ASEAN laps up houseware
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has made remarkable progress in the past decade to become an economic powerhouse.
20 Feb 2019
Watch market thrives in ASEAN
A rapidly evolving digital landscape has dramatically changed consumer behaviour, while the smartphone and electronic wearable boom has put pressure on watch usage.
13 Feb 2019
Start-ups on High Road to China
The massive business potential China presents was the standout theme at the Panel Discussion on Start-ups & Entrepreneurship during the Asian Financial Forum 2019.
30 Jan 2019
Vehicle Disrupter Puts Faith in Shanghai
“Customers can have my car any colour they like, as long as it’s black,” car-maker Henry Ford famously instructed his sales team in 1909.
23 Jan 2019
Made in China Moves to Indonesia
As wages in Mainland China have risen, many Hong Kong enterprises with manufacturing facilities there have tried to cut operating costs – one option is to take production lines offshore.
16 Jan 2019
Indian Cinema Looks to China
India’s mainstream, Hindi-language cinema – popularly known as Bollywood – has thrown up several surprises over the past year.
9 Jan 2019
SE Asian Belt and Road Roles in Focus
One of the biggest economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN), Malaysia is a key link in China’s Belt and Road Initiative and has had a long history as a trading hub, with its historic port Melaka earning the title “Venice of the East”.
2 Jan 2019
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