China’s vaccine diplomacy gets mixed reaction

News that Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia had all arranged to procure COVID-19 vaccines from either…

Blackstone bets another $1.1bn on Greater Bay Area

Major alternative investments manager Blackstone Group this week increased its Chinese logistics portfolio by one third…

Full Truck Alliance raises $1.7bn as Uber meets Silk Road

Full Truck Alliance, the Chinese ground transport ‘Uber-for-trucks’ online platform, announced earlier today that it has…

Zoom boom makes it a triple whammy for Asia Pacific

A combination of the so-called ‘Zoom Boom’, the ratification of a new region-wide FTA and news…

Alibaba fails to sparkle on Singles Day

Alibaba Singles Day fell far short of its $100bn estimated prize purse as the effects of…

China enjoys $100bn Singles Day Shopping Extravaganza

Today marks China’s 11th annual Singles Day event. It is a celebration not of a sad…

Electric scooter market revs up

The electric scooter can increasingly be seen in towns and cities from Mumbai to Beijing.

Ant IPO suspension gives investors reality check

Ant IPO suspended: The $37bn dual listing of Alibaba Group’s spin-off Ant Group was called off…

Chinese manufacturing rebounds – but is it sustainable?

Output from the Chinese manufacturing industry approached a ten-year high last month as it recovered from…

Innovation and self-reliance keys to China’s new five-year plan

If it manages to sticks to its latest five-year plan, by 2025 China will be technologically…

Biden and Xi send clean energy shares on a roll

US clean energy shares climbed at the end of last week after Democratic presidential candidate Joe…

Ant Group all set for world’s biggest IPO

Jack Ma’s Ant Group was all set to launch the world’s largest ever stock market debut…

Philippines re-energises South China Sea dispute

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the lifting of a six-year-old  ban on oil and gas…

Foreign investors help Chinese shares hit $10 trillion

Chinese shares surged at the start of the week to take their combined value to over…

Renminbi surge flags long-term power shift

Despite dips in February and May, China’s renminbi currency has been generally stable over the past…

EV battery becomes latest weapon in US-China trade war

With the value of the EV battery market projected to reach $133.5bn by 2027, it was…

British Steel’s white knight eyes up Port Talbot

Just over six months after taking over British Steel’s Scunthorpe operations, China’s privately owned Jingye Group…

EVs star at Beijing Auto Show

Crowds in face masks cheered each new car as it was driven on stage at the…

New market opens up for old lithium batteries

By paving the way for the mass rollout of electric vehicles (EVs), lithium batteries may be…

Xi’s carbon neutral pledge signals sunny days for China’s clean energy sector

President X yesterday pledged to make China carbon neutral by 2026

3 new Chinese FTZs created as economy rebounds

Three new pilot Chinese FTZs got the go ahead on Monday, just as the European Central…

New US sanctions push Iran east and south

New US sanctions were today expected to be slapped on more than two dozen people and…

Evergrande lays cards on EV table

Evergrande looking to sell yuan-denominated shares through Shanghai's new Star Market. T

Battle for SE Asia heats up with Tencent Singapore move

China’s largest gaming company and WeChat social media platform operator Tencent Holdings today confirmed that it…