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Investors bullish on Myanmar
Lying between Yunnan province in Mainland China and the Indian Ocean, resource-rich Myanmar is a key element in the massive Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure project.
30 June 2020
Tracker for Greater Bay Area prospects
Since ancient times rivers and the sea have served as highways, which naturally makes harbouring bays associated with river mouths natural focuses of human activity.
24 June 2020
AI in driver’s seat
The abrupt rewiring of the world’s economy brought by COVID-19 has upended global trade, and the world’s premier exporter, Mainland China, along with the international investment and business hub of Hong Kong, are key players in this rewiring.
17 June 2020
Russian e-commerce rally boon for cross-border trade
When the world thinks of the top emerging markets for domestic e-commerce growth, Russia may not be the first place that comes to mind.
10 June 2020
Live-streaming rescues Guangzhou garment industry
With many traders and manufacturers in Guangdong’s key apparel hub finding themselves with huge amounts of surplus stock and nowhere to export it to amid the COVID-19 lockdown, targeting the domestic market via live video-streaming services has proved a lifeline for many.
3 June 2020
Lockdown workout for film industry
As with most commercial sectors around the world, the past few months have been devastating for the Hong Kong and Mainland China‑based film industry.
27 May 2020
Belt and Road link to Laos on schedule
Despite a brief hiatus occasioned by the COVID-19 outbreak, construction work has resumed on the Mainland China-Laos High Speed Railway, a key element of the Belt and Road initiative, the mainland’s ambitious international infrastructure development and trade facilitation programme.
20 May 2020
Travel curbs eased
Seamless travel between Hong Kong and Mainland China has for a long time been critical in the city's success as a gateway between the mainland and the rest of the world, making it a fulcrum for both the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
13 May 2020
Sri Lankan railway upgrade arrives early
Amid the global disruption to essential supply chains and key infrastructure projects triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, a rare item of good news comes courtesy of Sri Lanka, where one major development programme has managed to come in ahead of schedule.
6 May 2020
Mainland China beckons pet suppliers
With 20% growth forecast for the market in Mainland China, pet product suppliers with overseas original equipment manufacturing (OEM) operations are looking to increase domestic sales under proprietary brands, according to exhibitors at the latest China International Pet Show.
29 April 2020
Tourists trip to tinseltown in Foshan
eeking high-end service cooperation with other cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Foshan aims to become the "Hollywood of Guangdong".
22 April 2020
Foshan leads manufacturing upgrade
Mainland China is upgrading and transforming its manufacturing industry by spearheading development in such fields as 5G telecoms and big data systems, creating opportunities in technology, smart equipment and production services industries.
15 April 2020
Universities take to cyberspace
The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting many sectors across the world, not least education. Travel restrictions mean many students cannot attend overseas universities at present.
8 April 2020
Guangdong is ready for business
Businesses in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan and several other Guangdong cities are said to be gradually resuming operations as fears over the further spread of the COVID-19 outbreak appear to be receding.
1 April 2020
Chocks away on Siem Reap’s Belt and Road airport
In a desperate bid to bolster the country's ailing tourism sector, the Cambodian government has announced that all owners of hotels or guesthouses in the Siem Reap region will be exempt from paying tax until May this year.
25 March 2020
Exporters take stock
The COVID-19 outbreak is apparently on the retreat in Mainland China, and has so far had a relatively restrained impact on Hong Kong and Macao, but the disease and measures to control it have dented confidence among exporters.
18 March 2020
Beat goes on for start-up duo
Two galaxies shine brighter than most in the innovation and technology universe – Israel and China.
11 March 2020
Saudis launch Belt and Road smart city
Saudi Arabia and Mainland China have jointly announced plans to build a US$5.6 billion petrochemical plant in Yanbu Industrial City on the coast of the Red Sea.
4 March 2020
Japan offers fashion promise
The Asia Fashion Fair, held in both Tokyo and Osaka on an annual basis, started life in 2003 as the China Fashion Fair and a showcase for Mainland Chinese companies looking for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) business in Japan.
26 Feb 2020
Belt and Road takes Indonesia closer to electrification goal
Late last year, the first phase of Indonesia's Belt and Road Initiative-backed Jawa 7 thermal electricity plant came online.
19 Feb 2020
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