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China Roundup: Why Dalian Wanda’s Wang Jianlin is not the richest man in China

This week, CEO Wang Jianlin missed the opportunity to become the richest man in China when the much awaited Dalian.

by Major Tian | Dec. 24 2014

China Roundup: Baidu invests in Uber and the BYD stock price tumbles

This week, the BYD stock price fell sharply, as did Geely's; Baidu invested in ride-sharing company Uber; and.

by Major Tian | Dec. 18 2014

China Roundup: Xiaomi’s ‘Smart’ Moves; and NDRC’s attempt to tackle pollution

This week, smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi made new moves in the wearable technology space; Tencent signed a deal to boost its.

by Major Tian | Dec. 4 2014

China Roundup: Shanghai Composite Index Touches a High and the Tencent-Alibaba Battle

This week, the Shanghai Composite Index reached a 40-month peak; experts speculated on future PBOC rate cuts, following last.

by Major Tian | Nov. 27 2014

Easing monetary policy won’t save China’s industrial economy

A new CKGSB survey shows that with excessive capacity and rising costs, easing monetary policy won't save China's.

by Major Tian | Nov. 20 2014

China Roundup: Robust Growth in China’s Exports and Imports and Alipay Gets a Makeover

This week, China’s exports and imports data showed robust growth despite forecasts that were less rosy; and Alibaba’s.

by Major Tian | Oct. 17 2014

Should the West be Afraid of China’s State Capitalism?

The popular notion is that state-owned enterprises are very powerful in China. To what extent is that true? Are.

by Major Tian | Oct. 15 2014

Nicholas Lardy on the Five Misconceptions About China

Do state-owned enterprises still hold sway over the Chinese economy? Economist Nicholas Lardy responds to that question, and lists.

by Major Tian | Oct. 14 2014

China Roundup: The race to become the largest economy in the world and the UK Treasury’s RMB Bonds

This week, there was fresh debate over whether China will overtake the US to become the largest economy in the.

by Major Tian | Oct. 10 2014

China Roundup: State of the Economy; MNCs Hit new highs (and lows); and the Alibaba Share Price Fall

This week, China’s factory activity improved a little even as factory employment figures slumped; Adobe announced its intention to.

by Major Tian | Sep. 26 2014

Jack Ma Picked an “Excellent Time” for the Alibaba IPO

The Alibaba IPO, which debuted on the NYSE recently, has broken all sorts of records. What are its prospects going.

by Major Tian | Sep. 25 2014

China Roundup: No Good News Yet for China’s Economy; and the Spectacular Alibaba IPO Roadshow

This week, new worries about China’s economy came to the fore even as Beijing reemphasized its intent to continue.

by Major Tian | Sep. 12 2014

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