Chinese New Year: Top Chinese Stories


In a bid to mark the start of the Chinese New Year, PTI has put together a list of its top 5 Chinese news stories from the last 12 months.

1)   Countdown of the world’s top 10 ports

As one of the most popular articles from PTI, this story highlights the world’s top 10 busiest ports.

China’s ports occupied a massive seven of the ten places in our list, showing just how exponentially trade is growing in the country.

(Source: Daily Mail)


2)   China envisions Gwadar as Port City

This story reported on Pakistan’s proposal to turn Gwadar into a smart port city, with China keeping a keen eye on the development as part of the Pakistan-China corridor.

(Source: Express Tribune)


3)   China in Multi-Billion Dollar Silk Road Drive

China’s ‘Maritime Silk Road’ plan was enhanced by a recent signing of a strategic co-operation agreement between the Bank of China and China Shipping group.

The US$14 billion agreement would see investment, loans and direct financing secured in order to implement China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative.

(Source: Business Review Australia)


4)   China’s 20/20 Vision for Shipping

China recently unveiled its shipping vision for 2020 by releasing a seven-page document that aims to focus on sharpening technology and innovation within the shipping industry in a bid to increase its competitiveness.

(Source: DNV)


5)   2014 Chinese Port Boom Explained

This piece was much more analytical, taking a closer look at the reasons behind China’s port boom in 2014, which was due to increased foreign trading activities.

(Source: Daily Mail)

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