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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

In Depth: China Targets Payments Problem to Win Over Foreigners

In Depth: China Targets Payments Problem to Win Over Foreigners

2024年03月19日

Beijing has also added over a dozen more countries to its visa-free list recently, as it tries to clear the hurdles preventing a revival of inbound tourism

In Depth: Behind China’s Struggle to Bring Down Drug-Resistant TB

In Depth: Behind China’s Struggle to Bring Down Drug-Resistant TB

2024年03月14日

Lack of early detection, slow rollout of new drugs and high cost of treatments are among factors frustrating efforts to control the infectious disease

In Depth: Why China’s Efforts to Resolve Hidden Government Debt Could Fall Short

In Depth: Why China’s Efforts to Resolve Hidden Government Debt Could Fall Short

2024年03月13日

At worst, measures could further inflame the problem, promoting more off-the-books borrowing and increasing risks to economic and financial stability in the world’s second-largest economy

Analysis: Mounting Competition in China Comes at a Bad Time for Tesla

Analysis: Mounting Competition in China Comes at a Bad Time for Tesla

2024年03月12日

EV-maker’s sales growth is set to slow as it finds itself in a lull between product launches just as its Chinese rivals are gaining ground

Cover Story: Survival of the Fittest — China’s Captive-Bred Pandas Get New Life in the Wild

Cover Story: Survival of the Fittest — China’s Captive-Bred Pandas Get New Life in the Wild

2024年03月11日

Since 2003, 10 of the 12 captive-bred pandas released in Sichuan after ‘wild training’ have survived in their natural habitat, indicative of both the successes achieved and challenges facing efforts to repopulate the environment with China’s national treasure

In Depth: China’s Property Slump Defies Playbook of the Past

In Depth: China’s Property Slump Defies Playbook of the Past

2024年03月08日

In past downturns, loosened monetary policy and credit support could kick-start a recovery in months, but this one has dragged on for more than two years with no end in sight

In Depth: Hong Kong Embarks on Economic Makeover

In Depth: Hong Kong Embarks on Economic Makeover

2024年03月07日

City scraps property market restrictions as it seeks to move away from real estate to develop more sustainable and high-value sectors

In Depth: China’s ‘Land Commissioner’ Proposes Reforms to the Land System to Aid Development

In Depth: China’s ‘Land Commissioner’ Proposes Reforms to the Land System to Aid Development

2024年03月07日

Economics professor suggests expanding urban access to rural collective land and removing restrictions on cross-provincial land quota transfers

In Depth: How Much Can Policy Lending Help Bolster China’s Economy?

In Depth: How Much Can Policy Lending Help Bolster China’s Economy?

2024年03月06日

The irregularly used program raised eyebrows after issuing a net 350 billion yuan in loans in December, the most since November 2022

In Depth: China’s Efforts to Unlock the Value of Data as an Asset

In Depth: China’s Efforts to Unlock the Value of Data as an Asset

2024年02月29日

As companies and policymakers move to better leverage the value of information, key issues such as how to recognize and price it still need clarification

In Depth: China Overhauls Company Law

In Depth: China Overhauls Company Law

2024年02月28日

Major changes include setting a five-year deadline for investors to make good on capital contributions, while increasing the liability of management for unpaid commitments and harmful practices by shareholders

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