A car takes shape on an EV production line at the NIO Second Advanced Manufacturing Base in Hefei, in east China’s Anhui Province, on February 1, 2024. Photo: Xinhua
Electric & new energy vehicles

Chinese EV maker Nio signs licensing deal with Middle East start-up Forseven

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Deal highlights the increasing influence Chinese companies have on the development of the global EV industry, analyst says.

A car takes shape on an EV production line at the NIO Second Advanced Manufacturing Base in Hefei, in east China’s Anhui Province, on February 1, 2024. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese EV maker Nio signs licensing deal with Middle East start-up Forseven

Deal highlights the increasing influence Chinese companies have on the development of the global EV industry, analyst says.

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Li Auto forecasts first-quarter sales drop, reports record profit

The bearish forecast was revealed after Li Auto reported a record quarterly profit that beat analysts’ expectations.

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You can see through the screen of Lenovo’s first transparent laptop

The 17.3-inch prototype device also has a transparent base that doubles as a virtual keyboard and a drawing tablet.

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A Li Auto assembly line in Jiangsu province’s Changzhou. The carmaker delivered 376,030 premium EVs to mainland Chinese customers in 2023, a jump of 182 per cent year on year. Photo: Xinhua

Li Auto forecasts first-quarter sales drop, reports record profit

The bearish forecast was revealed after Li Auto reported a record quarterly profit that beat analysts’ expectations.

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Artificial intelligence

You can see through the screen of Lenovo’s first transparent laptop

The 17.3-inch prototype device also has a transparent base that doubles as a virtual keyboard and a drawing tablet.

The 17.3-inch prototype device also has a transparent base that doubles as a virtual keyboard and a drawing tablet.

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Honor

China’s Honor bets on AI smartphones to grow global market share

CEO George Zhao said new Honor smartphones will have an ‘intent-based user interface’ that uses AI to anticipate user needs and create a seamless experience.

CEO George Zhao said new Honor smartphones will have an ‘intent-based user interface’ that uses AI to anticipate user needs and create a seamless experience.

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Hong Kong’s biggest banks roll out new cross-border wealth management products

HSBC, Standard Chartered and Hang Seng Bank are rolling out more products tied to the Wealth Management Connect scheme amid a drive by Beijing to boost the Greater Bay Area’s financial markets.

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Hong Kong’s biggest banks roll out new cross-border wealth management products

BYD aspires to take on Ferrari, Lamborghini with a US$233,000 super EV

The Warren Buffett-backed carmaker is accepting bookings for the 1.68 million yuan (US$233,400) supercar with a deposit of 300,000 yuan. Deliveries are expected to start in the summer.

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BYD aspires to take on Ferrari, Lamborghini with a US$233,000 super EV

China’s Honor bets on AI smartphones to grow global market share

CEO George Zhao said new Honor smartphones will have an ‘intent-based user interface’ that uses AI to anticipate user needs and create a seamless experience.

4 hours ago

Hong Kong’s biggest banks roll out new cross-border wealth management products

HSBC, Standard Chartered and Hang Seng Bank are rolling out more products tied to the Wealth Management Connect scheme amid a drive by Beijing to boost the Greater Bay Area’s financial markets.

5 hours ago

BYD aspires to take on Ferrari, Lamborghini with a US$233,000 super EV

The Warren Buffett-backed carmaker is accepting bookings for the 1.68 million yuan (US$233,400) supercar with a deposit of 300,000 yuan. Deliveries are expected to start in the summer.

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The Chinese leadership’s advocacy for measures to support and spur growth in the private sector economy intensified in 2023, but the protection of private firms’ assets and rights remain a concern.

5 Dec 2023 - 7:00AM
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29 Nov 2023 - 8:28PM

Since Xi Jinping took power, national security has taken top priority over Deng Xiaoping’s mantra of keeping a low profile and building the economy. Now US-China relations appear to be warming, Beijing should revive the economy and restore business confidence.

26 Nov 2023 - 7:30PM
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China Business Spotlight

China Business | OPINION
A Dukha herder tends his reindeer in the forest of northern Mongolia. Nomadic herders in Mongolia have suffered as their livelihoods are hit by climate change and development projects that damage the environment, but avenues for redress are often limited. Photo: Byamba Ochir

Opinion | Is the AIIB afraid to hear the true impact of its investments in Asia?

Despite the perception of multilateral development banks as forces of good with do-no-harm mandates, the evidence shows they do actually cause harm. The AIIB was the first such bank to include an oversight mechanism in its founding documents, but it is nearly impossible for people affected to access it.

17 Feb 2024 - 7:20PM

Opinion | Climate action: how China is accelerating the drive towards a net zero world

Chinese firms dominate green industries from renewable energy to electric vehicles, China’s Belt and Road Initiative promotes green projects and even its e-commerce push brings energy savings.

Chinese firms dominate green industries from renewable energy to electric vehicles, China’s Belt and Road Initiative promotes green projects and even its e-commerce push brings energy savings.

31 Dec 2023 - 7:30PM
Climate action: how China is accelerating the drive towards a net zero world

Opinion | China must rely on rule of law to spur growth in nation’s private sector economy

The Chinese leadership’s advocacy for measures to support and spur growth in the private sector economy intensified in 2023, but the protection of private firms’ assets and rights remain a concern.

The Chinese leadership’s advocacy for measures to support and spur growth in the private sector economy intensified in 2023, but the protection of private firms’ assets and rights remain a concern.

5 Dec 2023 - 7:00AM
China must rely on rule of law to spur growth in nation’s private sector economy

Opinion | 3 steps China must take to remain attractive to investors

Beijing should work to restore the confidence of domestic and global investors to ensure continued economic growth benefits everyone. Focusing less on security, increasing data transparency and minimising uncertainty around government actions would be a good start.

Beijing should work to restore the confidence of domestic and global investors to ensure continued economic growth benefits everyone. Focusing less on security, increasing data transparency and minimising uncertainty around government actions would be a good start.

4 Dec 2023 - 6:00AM
3 steps China must take to remain attractive to investors

Opinion | 4 reasons strategy for US firms to diversify beyond China risks falling short

Foreign firms looking to diversify their supply chains away from China could inadvertently create negative outcomes for the environment and consumers. Simplicity is a virtue in supply chain management, and countries other than China that can provide end-to-end solutions are few and far between.

Foreign firms looking to diversify their supply chains away from China could inadvertently create negative outcomes for the environment and consumers. Simplicity is a virtue in supply chain management, and countries other than China that can provide end-to-end solutions are few and far between.

29 Nov 2023 - 8:28PM
4 reasons strategy for US firms to diversify beyond China risks falling short
Illustration: Craig Stephens

Opinion | US-China thaw means Beijing can focus on development, not security

Since Xi Jinping took power, national security has taken top priority over Deng Xiaoping’s mantra of keeping a low profile and building the economy. Now US-China relations appear to be warming, Beijing should revive the economy and restore business confidence.

26 Nov 2023 - 7:30PM
A view of the financial district of Hong Kong in July 2021. Critics have questioned the city’s future and the resilience of “one country, two systems”. Photo: Reuters

Opinion | Hong Kong’s financial summit spells good fortune for the city

The attendance of top bankers reflects the opportunities on the horizon for Hong Kong and the long-term prospects for economic growth on the mainland.

16 Nov 2023 - 4:37PM
A Dukha herder tends his reindeer in the forest of northern Mongolia. Nomadic herders in Mongolia have suffered as their livelihoods are hit by climate change and development projects that damage the environment, but avenues for redress are often limited. Photo: Byamba Ochir

Opinion | Is the AIIB afraid to hear the true impact of its investments in Asia?

17 Feb 2024 - 7:20PM

Chinese firms dominate green industries from renewable energy to electric vehicles, China’s Belt and Road Initiative promotes green projects and even its e-commerce push brings energy savings.

31 Dec 2023 - 7:30PM

The Chinese leadership’s advocacy for measures to support and spur growth in the private sector economy intensified in 2023, but the protection of private firms’ assets and rights remain a concern.

5 Dec 2023 - 7:00AM
4 Dec 2023 - 6:00AM
29 Nov 2023 - 8:28PM

Since Xi Jinping took power, national security has taken top priority over Deng Xiaoping’s mantra of keeping a low profile and building the economy. Now US-China relations appear to be warming, Beijing should revive the economy and restore business confidence.

26 Nov 2023 - 7:30PM
16 Nov 2023 - 4:37PM