economics


The end of globalisation? Chinese companies haven’t heard about it

Stephen King, the tousled imagineer whose day job is senior economic adviser to HSBC, swept through Hong Kong this week with a new book and a predictably grabbing message: the West’s 70-year love affair with globalisation and free trade is under threat as “localism” infects the politics of Europe and the United States. Grave New World: The End of Globalisation, the Return of History plays brazenly on two of the 20th century’s most powerful and traumatising novels......

trade


Beijing Hosts APEC Summit

As leaders from member countries gather in Beijing for the APEC summit, China is reportedly taking advantage of the opportunity to promote its plans for a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) as an alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being negotiated by the United States which excludes China. However, Beijing's attempts to include calls for an FTAAP feasibility study (with a target date of 2025) in the communiqué to be distributed to leaders at the end of the session was thwarted by the US, with a US trade representative spokesman announcing that the two countries will b...

Trade Drops for Phase 1 of Canton Fair 2014

Held twice a year in the city of Guangzhou, capital of the Guangdong province, the Canton Fair has been running since 1957 and is considered to be the largest trade fair in China. The Canton Fair (full name being China Import and Export Fair) is organized by China Foreign Trade Center and supported ...

China’s e-Commerce Market Booming

As Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba prepares for its IPO through the New York Stock Exchange, the Dalian Wanda group in China announced on Friday that it would be entering into an e-commerce joint venture with Baidu and Tencent Holdings to be registered in Hong Kong. Wanda will own 70 percent of t...

culture


politics


Beauty Queen Calls for Release of Imprisoned Canadian in China

Anastasia Lin, the reigning Miss World Canada and human rights activist, is calling for the immediate release of a Canadian citizen who was imprisoned and brutalized in China for her spiritual beliefs. At a United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 19, Lin described the case of Sun Qian...