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Plotting a new path
The global COVID-19 pandemic stalled many development projects across the world as restrictions – ranging from social distancing measures to total lockdowns – interrupted work.
25 Nov 2020
Work resumes on Pakistan corridor
It is fair to say that even by the general standards of 2020, it has been a particularly tough year for Pakistan.
18 Nov 2020
Opening a transformed world
“Those who do not make their way to the Great Wall are not true heroes.” President Xi Jinping quoted this Chinese proverb when opening the third edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai last week.
11 Nov 2020
COVID fast-tracks healthcare reform
WeDoctor, headquartered in Hangzhou, was founded by Jerry Jieyuan Liao in 2010.
4 Nov 2020
Green car race in top gear
On 22 September two very different speeches shook up the global energy industry.
28 Oct 2020
Mainland IIoT needs unique approach
Many Hong Kong companies would do well to study Mainland China’s fervent embrace of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology.
21 Oct 2020
Outlook perks up
Businesses in China’s Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area have turned bullish, seeing a positive outlook for exports and expecting a strong drive towards internationalisation of the renminbi.
14 Oct 2020
Didi steppes into vast Russian market
Kazan, the capital city of Russia’s Tatarstan Republic, boasts as its main attraction the grand Kul Sharif Mosque.
7 Oct 2020
Grounds for success
While many businesses around the world struggled to remain viable during the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, one Hong Kong‑headquartered electrical‑appliance manufacturer – G.E.W. International Corporation – managed a 20% year‑on‑year upturn in sales in the market in Mainland China, an achievement it largely ascribes to its investment in live‑stream marketing (main picture).
29 Sept 2020
Social-media marketing speeds ahead
EYB Digital Marketing specialises in helping brands to open up the market in Mainland China and boost sales through digital marketing.
23 Sept 2020
COVID-19 boost for expo
With Mainland China one of the few economies to resume anything like a normal expo programme, the 5th China (Guangzhou) International Cross-border E-commerce & Goods Expo (ICEE) took place at the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center Expo in late July.
16 Sept 2020
Quenching Greater Bay Area’s thirst
Acciona’s corporate slogan – “business as unusual” – could have been designed for times like these, as economies across the globe reel from the global COVID‑19 pandemic.
9 Sept 2020
Sri Lanka maintains Belt and Road momentum
To date, it is fair to say Sri Lanka has weathered the global coronavirus outbreak better than most countries. As of 20 August, it had recorded some 2,902 cases and just 11 deaths.
2 Sept 2020
Mathematical high rise
Hong Kong architects are leveraging technology to scale new heights, with a recent design ranking as the world’s seventh highest building and China’s third tallest, as well as winning a string of accolades.
26 Aug 2020
Lockdown spurs smart-TV demand
Demand for smart televisions and related devices continues to surge across Russia, a development spurred both by a growing preference for online‑sourced news and entertainment as well as the country’s stay‑at‑home‑related COVID-19 containment policies.
19 Aug 2020
Food imports from Russia surge
While the COVID-19 outbreak has seriously restricted bilateral trade between Russia and Mainland China in general, it has – less expectedly – provided a boost for certain sectors.
12 Aug 2020
FTA hailed as success amid COVID-19 challenges
Given the economic, social, scientific and political issues that continue to dominate news agendas it is perhaps no surprise that the six‑month anniversary of the implementation of the Hong Kong Australia Free Trade and Investment Agreement has largely gone unacknowledged.
5 Aug 2020
Debut Greater Bay Area Index points to optimism
Standard Chartered and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) have released the inaugural Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index, the first forward-looking quarterly survey in the market that looks at business sentiment and synergistic effects across cities and industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
24 July 2020
ASEAN becomes Mainland China’s top trading partner
Rapid economic growth and changes in global trade patterns have boosted trade between Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and Mainland China to such an extent that ASEAN is now the mainland’s largest trading partner.
22 July 2020
Tech-focused Russian pizza maker tucks in China pie
When the first Dodo Pizza shop opened in 2011, founder Fyodor Ovchinnikov, an archaeologist by training, was rebounding from his previous business – a bookstore chain that grew from an initial, single bookshop.
15 July 2020
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