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01.27.2015

China Boots Up an Internet Banking Industry

Caixin

Premier Li Keqiang recently launched a new era for banking in China by ceremonially pressing the “confirm” button for a 35,000 yuan loan issued to a Shenzhen truck driver. Li’s gesture on January 4 on behalf of Shenzhen Qianhai WeBank was...

Conversation

01.26.2015

Does Size Matter? (In the U.S. and Chinese Economies, That Is...)

Taisu Zhang

Last week, President Obama’s State of the Union Address touted a U.S. economic recovery.

Sinica Podcast

01.26.2015

Inside the Property Revolution

Jeremy Goldkorn

Luigi Tomba, expert on municipal government in China, fellow at the Australian Centre on China and the World, and author of the book The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China, is this week’s Sinica Podcast guest. Since...

Caixin Media

01.20.2015

Good Times Are Over for Local Governments

Two pieces of recent news have piqued the public’s interest. First, local governments reported their latest debt figures to the Ministry of Finance. The numbers have not been made public, but sources say many officials reported large...

Environment

01.15.2015

China-Latin America Summit ‘A Missed Opportunity’ on Low-Carbon Energy

The first major meeting of Chinese and Latin American leaders agreed closer cooperation on trade, investment, and industry, but is more likely to usher in deals on oil and gas rather than renewable energy, analysts said in response to a...

From ‘Made in China’ to ‘Made in Africa’

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden

A growing number of Chinese companies are looking to outsource production overseas in a bid to lower costs and meet Beijing’s increasingly stringent environmental laws. Ethiopia and South Africa are among the beneficiaries of this new...

Environment

01.09.2015

China’s Polluters Hit with Biggest-Ever Fines

Two days before a new environmental law came into effect, six polluting companies in Jiangsu were ordered by the province’s highest court to pay 160 million yuan ($26 million) in restoration costs for illegally dumping almost 25,000 tons...

Infographics

01.09.2015

Think Renting in Your City is Bad? Try Beijing

David M. Barreda

Compared with the numbers of a few years ago, first and second tier cities in China have an oversupply of stock on the housing market. Additionally, restrictions on multiple-home purchases are easing and “expected to be eased completely,”...

Media

01.08.2015

What Will Happen to Uber in China?

Tea Leaf Nation

Ride-sharing app Uber has expanded around the world at a blistering pace, launching in a new city every one or two days. At first glance, China would appear the ideal fit for the Silicon Valley startup.

Conversation

01.08.2015

What Does Hong Kong’s Post-Protest Report Signal For Relations with Beijing?

David Schlesinger, Joseph Cheng, Denise Y. Ho, Ho-fung Hung, Frank Ching, Louisa Lim, Mark L. Clifford

This week, we saw the release of the official government “Report on the Recent Community and Political Situation in Hong Kong.” It concluded:

Environment

01.07.2015

A Post-Mortem on Jack Ma’s Hunting Trip

chinadialogue

In 2014, just before the U.S. IPO of his company Alibaba, Jack Ma became caught up in a debate sparked by a hunting trip he took to the U.K.. My colleagues and I at chinadialogue had an idea: rise above that debate and look at the facts.

Sinica Podcast

01.06.2015

The Sinica Podcast’s Second Annual Call-In Show

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn

If you’ve been following all of the news and gossip involving China for the last year, join Kaiser and Jeremy as they take call-in questions and talk insider politics on everything from the ongoing anti-corruption campaign to the question...

Other

12.30.2014

A Look Back at 2014

The Editors

It’s hard to believe, but ChinaFile is almost two years old. It’s been an exciting year for us, and, as ever, an eventful year for China. It was a year of muscular leadership from Xi Jinping, who has now been in office just over two years...

Photo Gallery

12.30.2014

Seeing China in 2014

David M. Barreda

In 2014, ChinaFile published great original work in photography. As always, we worked to look beyond stereotypical images of the country to find nuanced representations of the new and ChinaFile contributors’ commentary on it. Still, many...

Caixin Media

12.30.2014

Nephew of Disgraced Official Ling Jihua Involved in Tangled Web of Businesses

The investigations into Ling Jihua, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and his two brothers, Ling Zhengce and Ling Wancheng, have shed light on a powerful family that had a grip on both government...

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