Rubber groups aim to cut China reliance

Rubber groups aim to cut China reliance

As China cuts down on its purchase of rubber from Vietnam, the latter has witnessed a sharp decline in its rubber market share in China.
Amazon to close Kindle e-bookstore in China

Amazon to close Kindle e-bookstore in China

US tech giant Amazon said Thursday that it will stop operating its Kindle e-bookstore in China from next year, closing the chapter on a massive consumer market.
World Bank slashes China growth forecast over Covid damage

World Bank slashes China growth forecast over Covid damage

The World Bank has sharply slashed its annual growth forecast for China, warning in a report Wednesday that Covid disruptions could further slow recovery in the world's second-largest economy.
US stocks rally again as China premier warns on Covid-hit economy

US stocks rally again as China premier warns on Covid-hit economy

Wall Street stocks rose for a second straight session Thursday on a mixed day for global equities, while China's premier offered an unusually stark warning as the country's zero-Covid strategy bites into growth.
Global effects mar control of inflation

Global effects mar control of inflation

Vietnam’s efforts to rein in inflation at about 4 per cent this year are set to hit a snag due to China’s anti-pandemic policy affecting the Southeast Asian nation’s trade.
Will Vietnam become a big geopolitical beneficiary?

Will Vietnam become a big geopolitical beneficiary?

As long as China continues its current pandemic policy and disruptions such as the Ukraine conflict continues, interest in the China+1 strategy is likely to grow. Kevin Coppel, Asia-Pacific managing director, and Christine Li, Asia-Pacific head of research for Knight Frank in Singapore, explain how Vietnam could well emerge as the greatest beneficiary.
Shanghai lockdown snarls world's busiest port and China supply chains

Shanghai lockdown snarls world's busiest port and China supply chains

Shanghai's grinding coronavirus lockdown is slowly clogging China's supply chains, as delays hit the world's busiest container port where staff are tangled in a morass of Covid controls.
Market orientation tweaked in face of Chinese barriers

Market orientation tweaked in face of Chinese barriers

China has long been Vietnam’s go-to export market for its fruits and vegetables but recent barriers in border trade policies, coupled with lasting infrastructural issues, have left few options for Vietnamese agrifood exporters to boost sales and make use of more official channels as well.
China’s investment in Cambodia rose sharply in 2021

China’s investment in Cambodia rose sharply in 2021

Chinese investment in Cambodia increased remarkably last year, despite the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which reflected Chinese investors’ trust in the country’s business environment.
JA Solar to develop $189-million facility in Vietnam

JA Solar to develop $189-million facility in Vietnam

JA Solar, a solar cell and module manufacturer, has set out to invest $189 million into increasing the supply of high-efficiency products and raw materials in Vietnam.
Authorities in race to clean up Chinese border gate stagnation

Authorities in race to clean up Chinese border gate stagnation

As China continues its zero-COVID strategy, bilateral trade between the economic giant and Vietnam has fallen into near-hibernation, leaving many goods stuck at the border gates for weeks.
China eases power crunch with boost to coal production

China eases power crunch with boost to coal production

China said it has increased daily coal production by over one million tonnes, easing its energy shortage as world leaders gather in Britain for climate talks billed as one of the last chances to avert catastrophic global warming.
China-Laos railway to reduce time transporting goods from Laos to EU

China-Laos railway to reduce time transporting goods from Laos to EU

Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh said on October 6 that the China-Laos Railway will open on December 2 this year as scheduled, according to Vientiane Times.
US, EU pledge joint action on tech issues, semiconductors, China

US, EU pledge joint action on tech issues, semiconductors, China

US and EU officials on Wednesday pledged to join forces to deal with a host of technology and trade issues to secure semiconductor supplies and counter China's dominance.
Implications of China’s application to join the CPTPP

Implications of China’s application to join the CPTPP

China has submitted a formal letter of application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Now, after years of speculation, it is decision time.
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