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In Depth: Tesla’s Chinese Rival Hits Accelerator on Smart Driving

In Depth: Tesla’s Chinese Rival Hits Accelerator on Smart Driving

2024年07月17日

BYD chief appears to shift stance on the technology as China’s government throws its weight behind autonomous cars

In Depth: Battle for China’s Deposits Pits Banks Against Regulators

In Depth: Battle for China’s Deposits Pits Banks Against Regulators

2024年07月16日

While lenders want to raise savings rates to attract funds, regulators want to lower them to curtail the amount of idle cash in the financial system and protect banking profits

In Depth: Are AI-Powered Learning Gadgets Ready to Be at the Head of the Class?

In Depth: Are AI-Powered Learning Gadgets Ready to Be at the Head of the Class?

2024年07月11日

The tablets have been a hit with parents in the wake of China’s ban on after-school tutoring, but the devices won’t replace the teacher just yet

In Depth: How China’s Revamped Voluntary Carbon Scheme Could Help Achieve Green Goals

In Depth: How China’s Revamped Voluntary Carbon Scheme Could Help Achieve Green Goals

2024年07月04日

Stricter guidelines and more policy support could buoy relaunched scheme, which was shelved in 2017 due to poor performance

In Depth: China’s Push to Expand Its Carbon Market

In Depth: China’s Push to Expand Its Carbon Market

2024年07月03日

Price of pollution permits surges as policymakers beef up fines for non-compliance and look to end ‘quota hoarding’

Cover Story: School’s Out for China’s Rural Students as Classrooms Close

Cover Story: School’s Out for China’s Rural Students as Classrooms Close

2024年07月01日

A record low birth rate and the shuttering of traditional industries has left thousands of rural schools without any students, forcing a scramble by the government to consolidate the education system

In Depth: Consumers, Entrepreneurs Give Banks’ Retail Lending a Much-Needed Boost

In Depth: Consumers, Entrepreneurs Give Banks’ Retail Lending a Much-Needed Boost

2024年06月27日

Chinese lenders are seeking out new areas for growth as the credit card business slumps and property downturn stunts mortgage demand

In Depth: Rough Market Doomed Syngenta Listing Plans

In Depth: Rough Market Doomed Syngenta Listing Plans

2024年06月20日

Industry downturn means debt-laden ChemChina, which acquired the Swiss firm for $43 billion seven years ago, is unlikely to see the cash windfall it was hoping for

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