With Jail Sentences and Corporate Flameouts, China Is Tackling its Debt

Alexandra Stevenson
New York Times
A Shanghai court imprisoned a tycoon who used a mountain of debt to buy the Waldorf Astoria hotel.

Hard-Charging Chinese Energy Tycoon Falls from Xi Government’s Graces

Alexandra Stevenson
New York Times
A mysterious Chinese buyer surprised the financial world last year when it swooped in to buy a $9 billion chunk of Russia’s state oil company.

In China, Shoppers Buy Bad Loans Online with Their Groceries

Bloomberg
Among the sneakers, diapers, and pet food for sale on Taobao, China’s biggest e-commerce platform, is a listing that may take up a little more space in the online shopping basket.

China Intensifies Push to Cut Debt With Multi-Agency Blitz

Bloomberg
IMF has flagged the potential threat from China's growing debt pile; State Council issues guidelines on swapping bad debt to equity...

Road to Stagnation? China Inc Gets a Break From Lenders

Umesh Desai
Reuters
China may be in for a long period of Japan-like stagnation rather than a single event triggering a crisis

China Bondholders Lose Their Beijing-Bailout Confidence

Jasper Moiseiwitsch and Carol Chan
Wall Street Journal
Investors’ long-held assumption that the government would step up for state-run companies is shaken.

IMF Says China Debt Swap, NPL Securitization Could Create More Problems

Huileng Tan
CNBC
The IMF estimates corporate debt in China at 160 percent of GDP.

China’s Fix for Massive Corporate Debt: Sell More Stock

Scott Cendrowski
Fortune
Zhou’s solution to the corporate debt problem is that the Chinese companies need to go out and issue stock.