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Alibaba's Future; Dominant Market Player or Dynamic Growth Engine?
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reported second-quarter revenue increase of 3.2-billion U.S. dollars, a 28-percent gain, but it was the lowest rate of revenue growth in more than 3-years, and resulted in the stock falling to its lowest levels since its September 2014 IPO.
China¡¯s Ship Steadies, As Second Quarter Economic Growth Maintains Steady at 7%
The news, coupled with a host of other more positive numbers in exports and imports, disposable income, real estate, infrastructure investment, money growth and industrial output, is a welcome respite from the recent stock market woes and economic lethargy. It will also give Premier Li more traction as he continues the government¡¯s continuing economic reform and restructuring program, aimed at avoiding the ¡°middle income trap¡±.
China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue, An Arm's Length Embrace
Senior Chinese and U.S. officials have wrapped up their two-day high-level Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) talks in Washington to deepen cooperation with regards to strategic and economic issues and further promote people-to-people exchanges. US Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States welcomes China playing "a responsible role in world affairs."
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Unveils Huge Trade Deal with Brazil
Trains, Planes and Automobiles; Premier Li ends the first leg of a four-nation South American tour, showcasing China's new trade and development approach and bringing along $50 billion to fund it.
China Cuts Rates for the Third Time, What Do the Tea Leaves Say?
Over the weekend, China's central bank, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) cut benchmark lending and deposit rates by 25 basis points, reducing the one-year lending and deposit rates to 5.1 percent and 2.25 percent respectively.
What's the Future of China's Online Peer-to-Peer Lending?
As China pushes its economic restructuring, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have taken on new prominence.
AIIB, China's Push for Asia-Pacific Economic Development
The real issue is how China and the US can cooperate well in today's multi-polar world.
China, on Its Way to Innovation
In the government work report this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang mentioned "innovation" 29 times, whereas in the 2014 Report it was mentioned only 3 times. In the 2014 Report, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were mentioned 4 times, while in 2015 SMEs and micro-sized businesses were mentioned a total of 8 times.
What Does a Merger between Taxi-hailing Apps Mean for Market Competition?
The merger between popular taxi-hailing app Kuaidi Dache, backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba, and rival Didi Dache backed by Internet giant Tencent has made many people think about market competition in recent days.
Smartphone Supremacy - Apple Vs. China
This past week has put a spotlight on smartphone brands as they continue to battle for dominance in China and around the world. The big news was Apple's record-breaking 18-billion-dollar quarterly profit figure; driven primarily by growing iPhone sales, which accounted for more than two-thirds of the company's 74.6 billion dollars in revenue.
About the Author
Zhao Yang hosts a China Radio International business flagship program Biz Today. Before that, she has been a financial reporter for CRI's London correspondent bureau. She was actively involved in reporting the financial market in the city of London, and the Chinese economy as well.
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