Date
20 August 2018

SC Yeung

EJ Insight writer
  • China aims to help local chip makers take on international majors like ARM Holdings. Photo:Bloomberg

    Rewiring China chip makers to take on the world

    - Jan 29, 2014 11:25am
    China may be the heart of global gadget manufacturing but it’s a long way off from being the brains of the operation. Whether it’s PlayStations or iPhones, most of the semiconductors used in made-in-China electronics run...
  • China Mobile needs to open up to a new way of doing things to thrive in the 4G era. Photo: Bloomberg

    Tune in, China Mobile, and think on new 4G wavelength

    - Jan 29, 2014 8:36am
    China Mobile (00941.HK), the nation’s biggest mobile operator by user base, is betting on its 4G rollout to regain share in the high-speed mobile broadband market. Using homegrown TD-LTE technology, the state-owned giant is partnering with Apple...
  • Next challenge for Chinese phone makers: the upgraders’ market

    - Jan 27, 2014 8:58am
    Major domestic smartphone makers have exceeded expectations in deepening their market penetration. But with nine out of 10 people forecast to own at least one smartphone this year, manufacturers would need more than just a low-price advantage...
  • CITIC 21CN deal could be Alibaba’s fund-raising Plan B

    - Jan 24, 2014 9:21am
    Everyone knows that Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China’s biggest e-commerce company, has been eyeing an initial public offering in Hong Kong to raise funds, and also its plans to buy back some stake held by Yahoo...
  • Internet rivals take O2O fight to the streets

    - Jan 23, 2014 8:14am
    China’s internet giants are in a race to build their online-to-offline (O2O) business to encourage customers to use their payment platforms. This is a key step toward a nationwide mobile e-commerce ecosystem. Alibaba Group and Tencent...
  • Shanghai is intensifying efforts to implement financial reforms. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Shanghai FTZ pledges major progress on key reforms

    - Jan 22, 2014 2:23pm
    Shanghai’s newly established free trade zone will help the city fulfill its dream of becoming the country’s premier financial hub by pushing forward major economic reforms and attracting foreign investment. However, its contribution to the nation’s...
  • In view of its huge cash pile

    POLICY WATCH: SOEs urged to invest cash reserves in stock market

    - Jan 22, 2014 2:03pm
    China has urged its state-owned enterprises to improve their funding allocation for equity investment in a bid to increase the return on their investment and dilute risk, a directive apparently aimed at boosting sentiment in the...
  • China will continue to seek 'basic self-sufficiency' in food grain. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Renewed focus on food security

    - Jan 21, 2014 7:01am
    Home to a fifth of the world population, it is no surprise that food security ranks very high on the list of policy priorities for China. Boosting the agriculture output and ensuring a high level of...
  • General People's Bank Of China Images

    POLICY WATCH: Wider funding channels for tech firms

    - Jan 20, 2014 7:02am
    With the technology sector seen playing a crucial role in China’s planned economic transformation, Beijing is seeking to diversify the funding channels for the industry and improve its linkages with financial markets and institutions. As part...
  • Disciplinary agencies will vigorously pursue the investigation of officials suspected of involvement in corruption cases. Photo: Reuters

    POLICY WATCH: Xi seeks to boost power of disciplinary agencies

    - Jan 17, 2014 1:30pm
    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, President Xi Jinping {習近平} has harped on his anti-graft fight in every appropriate occasion, reminding Communist Party and government officials that the campaign is essential for the...
  • Regulators are trying to encourage insurers to invest more in the country's stock market. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Dealing insurers a new stock investment hand

    - Jan 16, 2014 6:34am
    It’s a little shuffle of the insurance sector’s investment deck but one the central government hopes will lift investors’ spirits by channeling more funding into the sluggish stock market. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission is revisiting...
  • Chinese regulators aim to prevent overpriced IPOs to reduce risks for investors. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Tighter oversight on IPO pricing, disclosures

    - Jan 15, 2014 6:27am
    With the initial public offering (IPO) market in China reopening after a break of more than a year, listing candidates are facing tighter scrutiny from regulators over the pricing of the share issues and information disclosures....
  • Government programs aimed at raising the people's living standards will not succeed if the billions of yuan allocated to implement them are not properly used. Photo: Xinhua

    POLICY WATCH: Fiscal audit plays crucial role in reforms

    - Jan 14, 2014 6:58am
    As China pursues its economic reforms, the need to closely monitor the use of public funds cannot be over-emphasized. Government programs aimed at raising the people’s living standards will not succeed if the billions of yuan allocated to...
  • Chinese authorities are faced with regulatory challenges as the mobile gaming market explodes. Photo: Reuters

    POLICY WATCH: Playing the mobile gaming market

    - Jan 10, 2014 5:30pm
    As the mobile gaming market gallops at a furious pace in China, attracting plenty of game developers as well as investors from across the world, authorities are scrambling to get a better handle on the sector. ...
  • The red flag is up on corrupt cadres. President Xi Jinping has the Communist Party system to rely on in making party members toe the line. Photo: Reuters

    POLICY WATCH: Xi takes graft fight to inner circle

    - Jan 10, 2014 6:30am
    President Xi Jinping {習近平} is fighting an uphill battle against corruption, throwing everything in his power into the nascent campaign, sparing no one. If nothing else, he has the Communist Party system, with its established rules and...
  • POLICY WATCH: Targets set to curb worsening air pollution

    - Jan 9, 2014 6:30am
    China is stepping up efforts to curb the worsening air pollution problem, particularly the very visible scourge of smog in several major cities, which resulted from decades of rapid economic growth. The Ministry of Environmental Protection on Tuesday...
  • Microsoft's Xbox One could be available in China as early as mid-2014. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Green FTZ light for foreign game consoles

    - Jan 8, 2014 6:30am
    After a 14-year pause in play, China has finally waved the green flag to let overseas makers of video games and game consoles compete for a share of the vast mainland market — but only if...
  • Of the 2

    POLICY WATCH: Show-and-tell time for A-share firms

    - Jan 7, 2014 6:30am
    It’s all about protecting investors’ interests. From now on, controlling shareholders and executives of companies listed on the mainland must toe a tighter official line on disclosure of company business and insider information. The updated rules...
  • Ensuring food safety has become a top priority of China's top leaders. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Govt steps up food and drug safety campaign

    - Jan 3, 2014 5:53pm
    Local governments across China are undertaking a massive revamp of their food and drug administration systems after the nation’s top leaders gave top priority to the issue. The Shanghai, Anhui, Zhejiang and Heilongjiang governments are in...
  • China will push the corporate bond market to reduce the funding pressure on banks. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Bond market push for corporates

    - Jan 3, 2014 4:37pm
    China will encourage enterprises to look to the bond market for new funding this year, rather than rely on bank borrowings, amid relatively tight liquidity in the banking system. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC),...

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