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Marius Zaharia
For Marius Zaharia's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Prolonged factory deflation is threatening the survival of smaller Chinese exporters, who are locked in relentless price wars for shrinking business as higher interest rates abroad and rising trade protectionism squeeze demand.
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Feb 5, 2024
China's small exporters threatened amid price wars and low demand
Producer prices have been falling for 15 straight months, crushing profit margins to the point where industrial output and jobs are now at risk.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Oct 14, 2022
Xi faces painful gear shift as China's investment-led growth sputters
The economic model that underpinned China's impressive expansion over the past four decades is now unsustainable and in need of a rethink.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 22, 2020
Leaving Hong Kong: A family makes a wrenching decision
Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers are expected to emigrate as Beijing tightens its grip over its most restive city.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 28, 2019
'Now or never': Hong Kong protesters say they have nothing to lose
Exasperated with the government's unflinching attitude to escalating civil unrest, Jason Tse quit his job in Australia and jumped on a plane to join what he believes is a do-or-die fight for Hong Kong's future.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 18, 2019
'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord': The unlikely anthem of Hong Kong protests
The Christian hymn "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord" has emerged as the unlikely anthem of Hong Kong's protests against an extradition bill that have drawn millions of people onto the streets.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 11, 2018
Mahathir Mohamad's shock election win raises specter of populist economics
Mahathir Mohamad's shock Malaysian election win has raised concerns that his populist promises could undermine economic prospects at an increasingly challenging time for emerging markets, despite hopes elsewhere that he may revive his bold approach to economic management.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 9, 2017
Give us back our troop carriers, Singapore urges Hong Kong
Singapore's defense minister said Monday that nine armored vehicles seized in Hong Kong could not be detained or confiscated, but that he welcomed Hong Kong's pledge that the dispute would be handled in line with the its laws.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 18, 2016
Singapore seeks to turn labor crunch into a robot revolution
Sherine Toh says her best days at work are when none of the 600 or so staffers at Singapore's Tung Lok Restaurants quits, though such days are rare.

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