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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

In Depth: Behind the Suicide of Leading Figure in Shady Fundraising Practice

In Depth: Behind the Suicide of Leading Figure in Shady Fundraising Practice

2024年02月28日

Yu Lei made over 1 billion yuan helping state-backed firms issue bonds through ‘structured issuances,’ before losing much of it when his business partners betrayed him

In Depth: China Intensifies Efforts to Curb Risk in Troubled Trust Sector

In Depth: China Intensifies Efforts to Curb Risk in Troubled Trust Sector

2024年02月27日

As well as increasing the focus on risk control and services such as wealth management, new regulations aim to discourage trusts from acting as conduits for shady investments

Cover Story: Chinese Pharma Turns to Global Deals to Cure Capital Crunch

Cover Story: Chinese Pharma Turns to Global Deals to Cure Capital Crunch

2024年02月26日

Sales of drug rights and M&A transactions help offset investment slump

In Depth: Caught Between Beijing and Washington, PE Majors Split China-U.S. Teams

In Depth: Caught Between Beijing and Washington, PE Majors Split China-U.S. Teams

2024年02月22日

Congressional investigation into links with sensitive industries in China prompts investment companies to divide their funds into separate businesses

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