Friday, 07 August 2020


News by Country: China

28 July 2020

China

·     China expands sate jobs for graduates as coronavirus hits private sector (Reuters, 26 July 2020) 

·     After the pandemic, China’s workers take another hit from widespread flooding (CLB, 24 July 2020) 

·     China’s economy seen growing 2.2% in 2020, weak demand, U.S. tensions cloud outlook: Reuters poll (Reuters, 24 July 2020)

·     China starts pulling monetary stimulus punches as economy rebounds (SCMP, 24 July 2020) 

·     China warned to prepare for ‘big rise’ in bad loans as risks mount (SCMP, 24 July 2020) 

·     Mixed reactions to China’s plan for 2.5-day weekend to aid virus-hit economy (SCMP, 23 July 2020)

·     China state-owned firms’ first half profits down 38.8% year-on-year ministry (Reuters, 23 July 2020) 

·     China provinces show strong signs of second quarter economic rebound after coronavirus (SCMP, 20 July 2020) 

·     Belt and Road Initiative debt: how big is it and what’s next? (SCMP, 17 July 2020) 

·     China job market improves marginally in June (SCMP, 16 July 2020) 

·     BRI: The infected project of the century (The Daily Guardian, 4 July 2020)

·     China’s economy steadied in June, PMI suggests (SCMP, 30 June 2020)

·     China to buck global economic downturn with 1 per cent growth in 2020: IMF (SCMP, 24 June 2020)

·     China’s promise of loan write-offs for distressed African nations barely dents a much bigger debt crisis (SCMP, 20 June 2020) 

·     China calls on banks to give up US$212 billion in profits to finance cheap business lending (SCMP, 18 June 2020) 

·     Can China maintain construction boom to help virus-hit economy? (SCMP, 18 June 2020) 

·     Foreign investment into China up 4.2 per cent in May to US$9.87 billion (SCMP, 18 June 2020) 

·     China to forgive interest - free loans to Africa due in 2020, Xi Jinping says (SCMP, 18 June 2020) 

·     Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh Covid-19 cluster (AFP, 13 June 2020) 

·     China tolerating weaker yuan to offset US tensions, boost export (SCMP, 9 June 2020) 

·     China: End of the Belt and Road? (Euromoney, 4 June 2020) 

·     China’s factory activity fell back slightly in May (SCMP, 3 June 2020) 

·     China ready for ‘worst case scenario’ by doubling down on economic shift (SCMP, 28 May 2020) 

·     China 2020 GDP forecasts left unchanged as stimulus fails to impress (SCMP, 27 May 2020) 

·     Coronavirus has hit China’s migrant workers harder than Sars and the financial crisis. but worst yet to come (SCMP, 25 May 2020) 

·     China GDP: Beijing abandons 2020 economic growth target, Premier Li Keqiang confirms at NPC (SCMP, 22 May 2020) 

·     Coronavirus threatens China’s Belt and Rod. What happens when it wants half a trillion dollars back? (Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2020) 

·     A trade union in lockdown (China Labour Bulletin, 5 May 2020) 

·     China fails to stop racism against Africans over Covid-19 (The Guardian, 27 April 2020)

·     China’s belt and road plan hits roadblock as virus pinches supply of materials and workers (SCMP, 26 April 2020) 

·     Unemployment rate eases slightly in March to 5.9 percent (CLB, 18 April 2020) 

·     China’s economy shrank for the first time since 1976 in first quarter (SCMP, 17 April 2020) 

·     China confronts major risk of debt crisis on the belt and road due to pandemic (The Diplomat, 16 April 2020) 

·     Coronavirus ends China’s honeymoon in Africa (Politico, 16 April 2020) 

·     Chinese debt relief: fact and fiction (The Diplomat, 15 April 2020) 

·     Taxi driver protests continue despite government relief measures (CLB, 15 April 2020) 

·     Coronavirus runs roughshod over debt-laden belt and road projects (SCMP, 15 April 2020) 

·     China’s Hidden Epidemic: Domestic Violence (The Diplomat, 6 April 2020)

·     China trade union warns against discrimination on cured COVID-19 patients (Shine, 24 March 2020)

·     IFJ urges Chinese authorities to ensure free flow of information (IFJ, 22 March 2020) 

·     Collective protests begin to flare up again as China returns to work (CLB, 20 March 2020)

·     Roughly 5 million people lost their jobs in the first 2 months of 2020 (CNBC, 17 March 2020) 



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