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In Depth: How China’s Pricing Regime Penalizes Innovative Drugmakers

In Depth: How China’s Pricing Regime Penalizes Innovative Drugmakers

2024年06月15日

The country’s system for negotiating drug prices is making it hard for the companies to make money, both at home and abroad

In Depth: Local Governments Ditch Financing Vehicles to Offload Hidden Debt

In Depth: Local Governments Ditch Financing Vehicles to Offload Hidden Debt

2024年06月14日

Southwestern metropolis Chongqing is one of the latest to explore decoupling, hoping the move will lower its debt-to-GDP ratio and open new channels for both LGFVs and the local government to raise more money

In Depth: Chinese Customers Sold on ‘Elixir of Youth’ Despite Expert Warnings

In Depth: Chinese Customers Sold on ‘Elixir of Youth’ Despite Expert Warnings

2024年06月13日

The global popularity of nicotinamide mononucleotide, or NMN, a product with supposed ‘anti-aging’ properties has soared, with China now the biggest source of materials used to make it and the largest customer

Analysis: Dragon Boat Festival Travel Jumps, Spending Muted

Analysis: Dragon Boat Festival Travel Jumps, Spending Muted

2024年06月11日

Some 110 million trips were made on the Chinese mainland during the three-day break, up 14.6% from 2019, while tourism spending increased just 2.6%

In Depth: How a Gangster Weaponized the Local Judicial System to Set a Rival Up for Murder

In Depth: How a Gangster Weaponized the Local Judicial System to Set a Rival Up for Murder

2024年06月07日

Lou He spent about $1.7 million bribing police, prosecutors and judges in a Liaoning province city to get even with a fellow gang leader who ratted him out to the cops

In Depth: Logistics Is Getting Pricy in China, but Reform Will Be a Long Haul

In Depth: Logistics Is Getting Pricy in China, but Reform Will Be a Long Haul

2024年06月07日

Overreliance on trucking combined with a hard-to-reform railway system have left policymakers little room to maneuver

In Depth: Why China’s Tightening Its IPO Regulation

In Depth: Why China’s Tightening Its IPO Regulation

2024年06月05日

New State Council guidelines on capital markets call for higher listing standards and better oversight of IPO sponsors

In Depth: Chinese Lithium Giant’s Chile Headache Telling of Growing Global Resource Protectionism

In Depth: Chinese Lithium Giant’s Chile Headache Telling of Growing Global Resource Protectionism

2024年06月05日

Chile's new deal with local miner SQM will give it greater control over the country’s largest reserve of the key EV battery material, but will likely dilute shareholder Tianqi Lithium's future profits

In Depth: Why Biden’s Tariffs Increases Won’t Cause China Much More Pain

In Depth: Why Biden’s Tariffs Increases Won’t Cause China Much More Pain

2024年05月31日

Similar hikes in the past have already reduced Chinese exports to levels low enough that the new ones won’t have much additional impact

In Depth: Mega Blunder Adds to Li Auto’s Troubles as Huawei Rivalry Hots Up

In Depth: Mega Blunder Adds to Li Auto’s Troubles as Huawei Rivalry Hots Up

2024年05月29日

The model’s distinctive aesthetics proved controversial, with sales amounting to just a fraction of the company’s ambitious target

In Depth: It’s Curtains for China’s Local Financial Asset Exchanges

In Depth: It’s Curtains for China’s Local Financial Asset Exchanges

2024年05月28日

The trading platforms have become too much of a risk to financial stability, with many degenerating into channels for illegal financing

In Depth: China’s Securities Firms Rein In Pay Packets as Pressures Mount

In Depth: China’s Securities Firms Rein In Pay Packets as Pressures Mount

2024年05月21日

The industry is being squeezed by a government campaign to cut excessive remuneration, a bearish stock market and regulatory tightening of IPOs

In Depth: Regulators Turn Blind Eye to Banned Zero Down Payment Property Deals

In Depth: Regulators Turn Blind Eye to Banned Zero Down Payment Property Deals

2024年05月17日

China’s developers are offering incentives to encourage home sales, some of which breach the rules, but in a depressed market regulators are being flexible

In Depth: EV Battery Startups Take the Driver’s Seat in Race for Solid-State

In Depth: EV Battery Startups Take the Driver’s Seat in Race for Solid-State

2024年05月17日

Newcomers have invested billions in ramping up production of the promising technology, while the industry giants are holding back in the face of thorny tech issues

In Depth: EU Wind Power Probe Could Blow Chinese Expansion Plans Off Course

In Depth: EU Wind Power Probe Could Blow Chinese Expansion Plans Off Course

2024年05月16日

Subsidy investigation adds to the hurdles turbine-makers face, including challenges with funding and certification

Cover Story: Will China’s Latest Policy Call-to-Arms Turn the Ailing Property Market Around?

Cover Story: Will China’s Latest Policy Call-to-Arms Turn the Ailing Property Market Around?

2024年05月13日

The government hopes to end the slump by studying policies to reduce the record vacant housing overhang, earning cheers from foreign investors and buoying share markets

In Depth: Why Chinese PE and VC Firms Are Chasing Middle East Money

In Depth: Why Chinese PE and VC Firms Are Chasing Middle East Money

2024年05月07日

Firms are turning to the region’s sovereign wealth funds as it becomes increasingly difficult to raise capital from their traditional backers in China and the West

In Depth: Chinese Firms Are Working on AI-Powered Androids

In Depth: Chinese Firms Are Working on AI-Powered Androids

2024年05月03日

While the tech is in its infancy, the push to equip robots with machine-learning capabilities is raking in new investment

In Depth: Geely Auto Comeback Gets Into Gear as EV Sales Soar

In Depth: Geely Auto Comeback Gets Into Gear as EV Sales Soar

2024年04月25日

After two years chasing EV-maker BYD, the legacy car manufacturer took the lead in January, selling more than 210,000 vehicles including around 65,000 electric cars

In Depth: China’s Insurers Scale Back High-Yield Investment

In Depth: China’s Insurers Scale Back High-Yield Investment

2024年04月24日

Long-running real estate crisis and increasing risks in local government debt make insurance asset managers more cautious about debt of developers and LGFVs

In Depth: Why China’s Project Whitelists Can’t Cure Real Estate Slump

In Depth: Why China’s Project Whitelists Can’t Cure Real Estate Slump

2024年04月18日

Although the lists are helping many developers secure financing to finish their projects, there may not be enough demand for new homes to soak up the extra supply, bankers warn

In Depth: Fusion Sector Heats Up as China Pursues Next-Gen Nuclear Power

In Depth: Fusion Sector Heats Up as China Pursues Next-Gen Nuclear Power

2024年04月11日

Despite being years or even decades away from commercialization, a push to develop the potentially revolutionary fuel source is stoking investor interest

In Depth: China’s Mammoth Effort to Help Foreigners Spend, Spend, Spend

In Depth: China’s Mammoth Effort to Help Foreigners Spend, Spend, Spend

2024年04月09日

While scanning QR codes is the ubiquitous payment method in China, it’s not available to most foreign visitors, making it a major hassle to even buy a coffee

In Depth: Why China’s Middle Class Is Cutting Back on Private Daycare Centers

In Depth: Why China’s Middle Class Is Cutting Back on Private Daycare Centers

2024年04月04日

Amid the job and income insecurity brought by the lackluster post-pandemic economic recovery, cheaper options are pushing costly private centers out of business

In Depth: Frugality Bites for China’s Cash-Strapped Local Governments

In Depth: Frugality Bites for China’s Cash-Strapped Local Governments

2024年04月03日

With growth in fiscal revenue set to remain sluggish this year, officials are cutting back on general spending and scrapping some investments

In Depth: Luckin Challenger Pushes China’s Coffee Price War Toward Boiling Point

In Depth: Luckin Challenger Pushes China’s Coffee Price War Toward Boiling Point

2024年04月02日

Upstart Cotti is trying to beat the Chinese leader at its own game by adopting a low-price, subsidy-driven strategy to conquer the affordable segment of the market

In Depth: Brands Worry About Growing Sway of China’s Star Livestreamers

In Depth: Brands Worry About Growing Sway of China’s Star Livestreamers

2024年03月29日

Some brands on e-commerce platforms are tapping lower-level influencers with less star power to advocate for fan discounts, while others are making their own content studios

In Depth: China IPO Slowdown Pits Startups Against Investors

In Depth: China IPO Slowdown Pits Startups Against Investors

2024年03月27日

As companies miss listing deadlines, they are increasingly becoming mired in disputes with their early-stage investors who want their money back

In Depth: How a Greying China Is Challenging the Health Care System

In Depth: How a Greying China Is Challenging the Health Care System

2024年03月22日

The country is racing to expand geriatrics care, but can’t keep up with a surging elderly population that would be the world’s fourth-largest nation

In Depth: Local Governments Struggle to Tackle Mountain of Hidden Debt

In Depth: Local Governments Struggle to Tackle Mountain of Hidden Debt

2024年03月20日

Progress has been slow as many authorities experience difficulties in refinancing the borrowings of their financing vehicles and banks worry about potential bad debts

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