Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Credit: FeatureChina via AP Images Gummed-up global supply chains may be a headache for consumers and economic policy makers trying to tame inflation. For the world’s shipbuilding industry, they are proving to be a boon — particularly in China. It’s already a bumper year for this globally dominant area of Chinese industry, with newly received ship orders up by more than 200 percent in the first three quarters of this year, according to data from the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry. Such figures are cementing the country’s position as the world’s leading commercial shipbuilder, with a market share of more than 40 percent, based on 2019 data from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Yet China’s shipbuilding prowess is creating concern outside the country, particularly in the U.S., because of the blurred lines between China's civil and military capabilities. Companies such as state-owned China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), the world’s biggest shiSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.