Category Archives: trade

At Davos, Xi Jinping emerged as a global player – Arthur Kroeber

While the jury is still out on what China´s role will be at the post-Brexit Trump era of global trade, president Xi Jinping did emerge as a global player at the World Economic Forum, tells leading economist Arthur Kroeber at Bloomberg.

China is not yet embracing economic liberalism – Victor Shih

President Xi Jinping´s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos has been greeted with enthusiasm by global corporate leaders, confronted with opposite movements from Donald Trump and the Brexit. But political analyst Victor Shih warns it does not mean China is heartily embracing economic liberalism, he tells the LA Times.

Trade balance: not a straight forward win-win – Victor Shih

After the election of Donald Trump as US president and the possible derailment of Sino-US relations, other countries, like Canada, see opportunities in making trade deals. But striking a balance in trade relations is never straight forward, warns political analyst Victor Shih in the Globe&Mail.

Cross border e-commerce of the future – William Bao Bean

China´s consumers have been eager purchasers of foreign products, but getting them at the right price proved to be troublesome. New startups are going to make that choice easier, predicts William Bao Bean, general partner at SOSV and managing director of Chinaccelerator, in TechNode, after closing days of presentations by startups.

How Trump might improve China-US relations – Shaun Rein

Many see president-elect Donald Trump as a disruptive force in international trade, after he decided to cancel the transpacific trade agreement TPP. But for the relations between China and the US, Trump might actually be a blessing in disguise and can deal with China´s protectionism and other issues, argues Shanghai-based business analyst Shaun Rein, author of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia for CNN.

China less interested in poaching US economic power – Arthur Kroeber

While much of the upcoming economic policies of president-elect Donald Trump are still clouded, many expect a golden opportunity for China in the Asia Pacific. But we should not be surprised when China is not that much interested, says economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® in the South China Morning Post.

Rules for cross-border e-commerce no reason for panic – Mark Schaub

The new rules on taxation of cross-border e-commerce have caused fear the government is trying to kill an increasingly lucrative industry. It was inevitable the government would start to regulate – not kill – this booming business, says Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub in Lexology. The timing was a surprise, and unfortunately, regulations are not very clear, he adds.

500 US dollar for a night is nothing for these kids – Rupert Hoogewerf

Rupert Hoogewerf or Hurun gives more details from his China Luxury Tourism market 2016, where he details the spending habits of rich millenniums at CNBC. For those kids, hotel rooms for US$500 are a basic average.

The hit by tax on cross-border e-commerce – Ben Cavender

China has slapped tax on cross-border e-commerce, a trade that went previously under the tax radar. Especially the smaller operations could be hurt, tells retail analyst Ben Cavender the China Daily, while the larger ones can avoid damage.

China has to change its steel policies – Sara Hsu

A dramatic reduction of global steel demand has sent the steel producers into disarray. China, good for half of the production, has upset the rest of the world by financing its export. A better policy would be keeping steel in store, until demand picks up again, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.