Biz Special


US tariffs upon China are unfair, untenable

US President Donald Trump has since his election campaign been criticizing China for what he said were Beijing’s “unfair trade practices,” and the recent build-up to what could become a China-US trade ...

April 19, 2018, Thursday


The green ambitions of Hainan island grow

UNDER the betel trees of Beireng Village in China’s tropical island of Hainan, Wang Qiuxiang’s coffee stall always does brisk business, even if her menu is more expensive than those of some boutique coffee ...

April 18, 2018, Wednesday


Airbnb set to raise investment in China to cater to domestic travelers

San Francisco-based Airbnb is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a global pioneer in the home-sharing concept....

April 12, 2018, Thursday


Starting business is easier as rules eased

STARTING up a new business in Shanghai is getting easier and more time efficient. A total of 555 businesses have received licenses since the city launched a one-stop service platform on March 31 to cut ...

April 10, 2018, Tuesday


Cutting red tape helps firms boost the bottom line

Shanghai has taken a number of measures to cut red tape and improve its business environment, particularly by cashing in on the efficiency and convenience brought about by the Internet....

April 10, 2018, Tuesday


This is a bank? Yes! Retail finance takes on new appearance

WHEN Zhou Wenxin, 30, and her husband were recently at the K11 Art Mall, she peered through the window of what she assumed was a shop and was surprised to see the Standard Chartered logo. In a setting ...

April 4, 2018, Wednesday


London’s Lord Mayor here to sow seeds

As the UK prepares to carve a new role for itself on the world stage post Brexit, I am reminded of an ancient Chinese proverb: the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago....

March 22, 2018, Thursday


Industrial treatment giants eye Chinese market

WITH Chinese residents’ rising awareness of clean water, global industrial giants are keen to make their mark in the consumer market. Last week, US-based chemicals group Dow unveiled Taptec, a water ...

March 22, 2018, Thursday


Used phone market booms but far from green

THANKS to a fast-growing secondhand market, smartphones are increasingly being re-used but large-scale handset recycling is not happening as the industry struggles to go green. Thrown in the thrash or ...

March 1, 2018, Thursday


Crypto ‘noobs’ learn to cope with wild swing

AFTER researching digital currencies for work last year, personal finance writer J.R. Duren hopped on his own crypto roller coaster. Duren bought US$5 worth of litecoin in November, and eventually purchased ...

February 28, 2018, Wednesday




 

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