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In Depth: Xiaohongshu’s Push to Make Users Open Their Wallets

In Depth: Xiaohongshu’s Push to Make Users Open Their Wallets

2024年02月21日

The Chinese social media platform, which is mulling a Hong Kong IPO, has been struggling to get its users to buy things on the app

China’s Bond Funds Outshine Equity Peers Amid Stocks Slump

China’s Bond Funds Outshine Equity Peers Amid Stocks Slump

2024年02月20日

Rising popularity of bond funds gives the mutual fund industry a much-needed boost as it grapples with stock market rout

In Depth: Arresting Four-Year Slide of Hong Kong Stocks Hinges on Policy Support

In Depth: Arresting Four-Year Slide of Hong Kong Stocks Hinges on Policy Support

2024年02月16日

The Hang Seng Index could rebound this year, but the extent will partly depend on whether measures by policymakers to reverse the slide can restore investor confidence, say economists and analysts

In Depth: Louboutin’s Famous Red Sole Heels Tread Winding Path to Trademark Protection in China

In Depth: Louboutin’s Famous Red Sole Heels Tread Winding Path to Trademark Protection in China

2024年02月15日

French footwear brand debuted the iconic shoes on the mainland in 2012, two years after kicking off a more than decade-long legal battle to safeguard its intellectual property rights

China’s Software Service Providers Cut Costs, Prices as Investors Pull Back

China’s Software Service Providers Cut Costs, Prices as Investors Pull Back

2024年02月07日

The country’s software as a service unicorns raised $69 million last year, the lowest amount since 2014, after years of investment have yet to create China’s answer to Salesforce

In Depth: Why China’s Aid for Victims of Crime Has Fallen Short

In Depth: Why China’s Aid for Victims of Crime Has Fallen Short

2024年02月01日

Two men convicted in a decades-old fatal poisoning case of seven schoolboys were sentenced to death this month, but the victims’ families were compensated only 49,000 yuan despite demanding 7.6 million yuan

In Depth: Chinese EV Drive Into Thailand Galvanized by Smog and Subsidies

In Depth: Chinese EV Drive Into Thailand Galvanized by Smog and Subsidies

2024年01月31日

Automakers from China will need to take on dominant Japanese rivals and invest heavily in local plants amid steepening rules on industrial handouts

In Depth: China Intensifies Efforts to End Property Crisis

In Depth: China Intensifies Efforts to End Property Crisis

2024年01月30日

Financial and housing regulators have released more measures to ease developers’ liquidity crunch and stepped up pressure on banks to lend more

Arms Smuggling Prosecutions Spark Debate Over What Constitutes a Gun Part

Arms Smuggling Prosecutions Spark Debate Over What Constitutes a Gun Part

2024年01月30日

Hardware merchants facing charges ask if the goods they trade can really be counted as firearm parts and, if so, how they can tell

Cover Story: China’s Three-Year Stock Slump Resists Policy Prescriptions for Rebound

Cover Story: China’s Three-Year Stock Slump Resists Policy Prescriptions for Rebound

2024年01月29日

IPO limits and relaxed real estate policies prove no cure for world’s worst performing stock market

Analysis: Will China’s Relaxed Share Buyback Rules Help or Hinder the Market?

Analysis: Will China’s Relaxed Share Buyback Rules Help or Hinder the Market?

2024年01月24日

The amended regulation is meant to encourage the practice, which in theory is positive for stock prices, but skeptics warn the changes may amplify risks, deter investment, and enable more self-serving repurchases

In Depth: Luxury Brands’ Strategies Diverge Amid Weak Economic Recovery in China

In Depth: Luxury Brands’ Strategies Diverge Amid Weak Economic Recovery in China

2024年01月23日

Swankiest global brands are building bigger in the biggest cities to cater to VIPs, while their more accessible competitors are refocusing further afield and deeper online

China Issues First Licenses for Production, Sale of GM Corn, Soy Seeds

China Issues First Licenses for Production, Sale of GM Corn, Soy Seeds

2024年01月19日

The move paves the way for the commercialization of these crops that could help the country boost output and reduce its dependence on imported food

In Depth: China Financial Regulator Aims for Greater Consistency With New Departments

In Depth: China Financial Regulator Aims for Greater Consistency With New Departments

2024年01月18日

National Financial Regulatory Administration moves responsibilities for authorization and supervision of asset management institutions each under its own roof

In Depth: How XPeng Got Back Into Gear After Stalling in 2022

In Depth: How XPeng Got Back Into Gear After Stalling in 2022

2024年01月16日

Chinese EV startup kicked off a restructuring that ultimately improved the efficiency of its sales network, streamlined supply chain management and concentrated control with the CEO

Cover Story: Feed Giant New Hope Navigates Downside of Boom-Bust Cycle

Cover Story: Feed Giant New Hope Navigates Downside of Boom-Bust Cycle

2024年01月15日

China’s No. 3 Hog Breeder is hurting as prices drop after boosting capacity

In Depth: China’s Ambitious Clean Energy Development Raises Questions on Efficiency

In Depth: China’s Ambitious Clean Energy Development Raises Questions on Efficiency

2024年01月12日

New power plants should be built nearer to where the electricity is most needed and the market should determine its price, say experts

In-Depth: Huawei Aims to Pull Ahead of Tesla in Autonomous Driving Race

In-Depth: Huawei Aims to Pull Ahead of Tesla in Autonomous Driving Race

2024年01月10日

Capturing the self-driving car market will require deep pockets and an immense pool of talent, with the competition likely to come down to two corporate giants

Cover Story: Qinghai Has an Ocean of Solar Power, but Nowhere to Store It

Cover Story: Qinghai Has an Ocean of Solar Power, but Nowhere to Store It

2024年01月08日

The far western Chinese province has seen a rush on investment in the green energy source, but a lack of money spent on storage facilities means it has too much power at some times, too little at others

In Depth: China’s Cash-Strapped Local Governments Struggle to Revive Land Sales

In Depth: China’s Cash-Strapped Local Governments Struggle to Revive Land Sales

2024年01月04日

Many cities have recently scrapped price ceilings on residential land sold at auction to try and boost revenue, but analysts are skeptical the move will have much impact

Cover Story: Chinese Carmakers Enter 2024 Fighting Price War, Heightened EV Competition

Cover Story: Chinese Carmakers Enter 2024 Fighting Price War, Heightened EV Competition

2024年01月01日

On track for record 2023 sales, China’s auto industry won’t see profitability follow suit

In Depth: China’s ‘No-Show’ Jobs Market for Disabled Deepens Employment Woes

In Depth: China’s ‘No-Show’ Jobs Market for Disabled Deepens Employment Woes

2023年12月29日

A growing clandestine market where people rent out their proof of disability conversely has made finding real jobs even tougher for those that want them

In Depth: Why China Wants Brokerages to Merge and Why It Won’t Be Easy

In Depth: Why China Wants Brokerages to Merge and Why It Won’t Be Easy

2023年12月28日

Expectations are growing for a wave of M&A after the country’s top leaders vowed to foster ‘first-class’ investment banks, but the industry faces a series of headwinds

In Depth: China’s Cloud Giants Seek Profits Abroad as Domestic Margins Dwindle

In Depth: China’s Cloud Giants Seek Profits Abroad as Domestic Margins Dwindle

2023年12月27日

The likes of Alibaba, Tencent and Huawei have accelerated their global expansion this year, thanks largely to the buzz around AI, encroaching on the territory of U.S. leaders Microsoft and Amazon

Cover Story: China Renews Affordable Housing Push to Ease Crunch

Cover Story: China Renews Affordable Housing Push to Ease Crunch

2023年12月25日

Government plan to promote construction must battle real estate slump

In Depth: Perpetual Bonds Become Lifeline for China’s Capital-Hungry Insurers

In Depth: Perpetual Bonds Become Lifeline for China’s Capital-Hungry Insurers

2023年12月20日

Taikang Life’s issuance has opened the door to a wave of sales by insurers who need to strengthen their balance sheets and comply with new solvency requirements

Cover Story: China May Find Cure for Stagflation by Studying Japan’s Experience

Cover Story: China May Find Cure for Stagflation by Studying Japan’s Experience

2023年12月18日

As Japanese economy rises from slump, China’s woes look familiar

In Depth: What China’s New Capital Rules Mean for Banks

In Depth: What China’s New Capital Rules Mean for Banks

2023年12月14日

The regulations, which were last updated across-the-board in 2012, go into effect on Jan. 1 and bring the country into line with international standards on measuring the risks of banking assets

In Depth: In China, Hydrogen’s Star Rises

In Depth: In China, Hydrogen’s Star Rises

2023年12月13日

As interest in the potentially environmentally friendly energy source grows, experts say cost-effective green versions of the gas are a long way off

In Depth: How the AI Race Has Spread From the Cloud to the Palm of Your Hand

In Depth: How the AI Race Has Spread From the Cloud to the Palm of Your Hand

2023年12月12日

Businesses compete to run edge AI on personal devices rather than data centers, counting on increasing everyday usage as the technology moves closer to users

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