What It’s Like Playing Golf in China

Scott Cendrowski
As if the land of 1.4 billion people wasn’t already exerting influence on enough global markets, China is now a big part of golf’s future

Caixin Media


The Yuan’s Internationalization is Just Beginning

The official acceptance of the yuan (or renminbi) into the International Monetary Fund’s elite currency club on October 1 marked a milestone in the Chinese government’s campaign to boost the yuan’s international appeal.Inclusion of the yuan in the...

In China, Close to 8,000 People are Vying for One Government Job

Josh Chin
Wall Street Journal
The job — with more than 7,700 applicants vying for a single position as of Sunday — is head of the reception office at the China Democratic League

Fake Divorce is Path to Riches Buying Hot China Real Estate

Rising property prices have been inspiring desperate measures, as frenzied buyers are seeking to act before further regulatory curbs are imposed

China’s Local Governments Are Getting Into Venture Capital

Lulu Yilun Chen and Edwina Chan
China’s next billion-dollar startup could have backing from an investor with more money than Warren Buffett and a knack for promoting spicy duck-neck delicacies

In Push for G.M.O.s, China Battles Fears of 8-Legged Chickens

Amie Tsang and Cao Li
New York Times
China has ambitions to be a major player in genetically modified food, but first it needs to dispel images of poisoned seeds and contaminated fields

Economists Question China’s Consistent Growth Numbers

Mark Magnier
Wall Street Journal
China says its economy grew 6.7% for the third consecutive quarter

Breakfast Cereal Prices Surge in China Following Appearance on Soap Opera

Huileng Tan
A shrewd product placement on a popular soap opera has propelled a Western breakfast cereal to frenzied popularity in China, sending prices up almost ten times in the gray market

Crown’s Luck Runs Out as China Widens Casino Crackdown

Mike Cherney and Wayne Ma
Wall Street Journal
Foreign companies face inherent risks in attracting high-rollers from China, where gambling is illegal

As China Shifts From Exporter to Importer, Fortunes Change

Owen Guo and Neil Gough
New York Times
Daqing is home to China’s biggest oil field, and the city’s troubles reflect a broader reality for the country: Once a major exporter of oil, China is now one of the world’s biggest net oil importers.

Dalian Wanda’s Hollywood Event Is Itself a Production

Brooks Barnes
New York Times
"Star Wars" music. Ushers in gold evening gowns. The mayor of Los Angeles. Inside Dalian Wanda's Hollywood event...

As Trump Bashed China, He Sought Deals with its Government-Owned Energy Firm State Grid

South China Morning Post
Trump Hotel Collection negotiated with the State Grid Corporation of China to brand and manage a major development in the capital

Red Star Over Hollywood: ‘Dr. Evil’ Says China Wants Movies

Anousha Sakoui and David McLaughlin
Lobbyist questions companies’ motives in U.S. takeovers: ‘You will never see a Chinese villain in the movies’ again

Chinese Billionaire Wang Jianlin Descends on Hollywood

Patrick Brzeski
Hollywood Reporter
Wanda's gala event at LACMA is expected to attract A-list stars and executives, as the company's outspoken chairman announces a major new production incentive in China...

Depth of Field


Over-Protective Mothers, E-cigarettes, Sports Hunting, and More

Ye Ming, Yan Cong & more from Yuanjin Photo
A photojournalist’s job is to capture the unique and the universal—to portray brief moments that tell individual stories, yet are instantly relatable to a wide audience. The delightful task of curating that type of Chinese photojournalism is the...

Escaping China’s Parent Trap

Nisha Gopalan
Think Chinese SOEs' have little incentive to stray beyond China? That's far from the case. Just look at Britain's utilities...

China Rethinks Approach After Surge in Lending to Risky Countries

Christian Shepherd, Lucy Hornby and...
Financial Times
Lower oil price wreaks havoc on debt repayments

Beijing: Facebook & Google Can Come Back to China as long as They “Respect China’s Laws”

Josh Horwitz and Echo Huang Yinyin
Both companies still have business-facing services in China, but consumer-facing services have been blocked for years.

China Returns to Pedal Power

Adam Minter
With roads becoming less navigable by the day, citizens, entrepreneurs and the government are looking for alternatives. The solution: bring back the bike

China’s Internet Child-Safety Policies Could Force Changes at Tech Firms

Eva Dou and Li Yuan
Wall Street Journal
Tech companies doing business in China might have to adjust operations to comply with proposed rules

Xi Jinping Reminds China’s State Companies of Who’s the Boss

Emily Feng
New York Times
In an unusual meeting that ended on Tuesday, President Xi Jinping announced that the Chinese Communist Party had the ultimate say over state companies

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Government Should Kick Land Sale Addiction to Cure Overheated Property Market

Chinese cities have rolled out new measures over the past week to cool a home-buying frenzy that has seen prices skyrocket, marking a new round of tightening since policies were eased two years ago. More than a dozen of China's largest cities,...

Russia May be Hacking Us More, but China is Hacking Us Much Less

Ken Dilanian
NBC News
Chinese hacking has plummeted in the year since China signed an agreement with the Obama administration to curb economic espionage

Henan Province, a Butt of Jokes in China, Gets a Champion in Court

Chris Buckley
New York Times
Henan has a P.R. problem, but Jing Changshui has an answer. He’s suing.

China Intensifies Push to Cut Debt With Multi-Agency Blitz

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

China's Other Muslims

By choosing assimilation, China’s Hui have become one of the world’s most successful Muslim minorities

Tensions Rise Between South Korea and China After Chinese Tourists are Denied Entry to Jeju Island

Echo Huang Yinyin
Following a recent spate of violent crimes conducted by Chinese tourists, some Chinese tourists were barred from entering Jeju

What Happens to China if World Trade Falls?

Douglas Bulloch
Despite China’s commitment to rebalancing its economy, exports keep rising, and with them China’s vulnerability to the negative consequences of protectionism.

Chinese Aid is Helping African Economies, but Not in the Places that Need it Most

Bradley Parks et al.
Washington Post
New data shows that Chinese projects are disproportionately sited in the home towns of African leaders

Yuan Buckles After Latest Drop in China’s Foreign-Exchange Reserves

Gregor Stuart Hunter
Wall Street Journal
Chinese currency hits weakest level against dollar since January after reserves fall by more than forecast in September

Uber Slayer: How China’s Didi Beat the Ride-Hailing Superpower

Brad Stone and Lulu Yilun Chen
“We felt like the People’s Liberation Army, with basic rifles, and we were bombed by airplanes and missiles.”

China’s Experiment in Djibouti

François Dubé
China’s role in Africa is changing from resource extractor to long-term strategic partner. Djibouti is a prime example

Road to Stagnation? China Inc Gets a Break From Lenders

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

China’s Rising Threat to the U.S. Movie Industry

Richard Berman
With firms like Dalian Wanda gaining influence in the U.S., would a war movie called South China Sea ever play in one of Wanda’s theaters?

How Donald Trump Ditched U.S. Steel Workers in Favor of China

Kurt Eichenwald
Trump has been stiffing American steel workers on his own construction projects for years

China Marks Milestone With Yuan’s Entry Into IMF Reserve Basket

Ian Talley and Lingling Wei
Wall Street Journal
Move confers a measure of legitimacy after Beijiing’s yearslong effort to internationalize its currency; remains far from countering dollar’s status

Mixed Messages

A missed opportunity to improve the environment for foreign companies in China

589 Million Chinese Tourists Will Spend $72 Billion in Just 7 Days Celebrating “Golden Week”

Echo Huang Yinyin
Unexpectedly, the new hot destination is Morocco

Apple Opening a $45 Million Research Hub in China to Develop Hardware, ‘Advanced’ Tech

Arjun Kharpal
The center will be located in Beijing's version of Silicon Valley, the Zhongguancun Science Park...

China’s Quest to Buy Up Global Supply of Donkeys Halted by African Nations

Katie Forster
Donkey hide is used to make Chinese remedy ejiao, believed to improve blood circulation

Peyton Manning is Looking for the Yao Ming of Football in China

Former quarterback says ‘no-brainer’ for NFL to play in China

China’s Streaming Craze Launches a Billion Shooting Stars

Jacky Wong
Wall Street Journal
The owner of streaming app Inke is China’s newest unicorn thanks to a 19-fold increase in value

How China’s Progress is Killing the Instant Noodle

Adam Minter
Sydney Morning Herald
As China's economy has slowed, so too has its appetite for instant noodles...

Sinica Podcast


Fakes, Pirates, and Shanzhai Culture

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
Fakes, knockoffs, pirate goods, counterfeits: China is notorious as the global manufacturing center of all things ersatz. But in the first decade after the People’s Republic joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, a particular kind of knockoff...

China Cities Move to Halt Housing Market Frenzy

Christian Shepherd
Financial Times
Speculators targeted as 15-month price surge persists

China’s Xiaomi Guns for Apple with Latest Premium Smartphone

The Mi S5 is a luxury phone costing less than half the most expensive iPhone

Long Absent in China, Tipping Makes a Comeback at a Few Trendy Restaurants

Anthony Kuhn
Scan your server's QR code if you like your service...

China’s Risk-Loving Mom & Pop Investors Abandon Local Stock Markets for Bitcoin

Zheping Huang and Joon Ian Wong
China’s two biggest exchanges account for more than 90% of global trading.

Phillippines’ Duterte Wants to ‘Open Alliances’ With Russia, China

Manuel Mogato and Enrico dela Cruz
Duterte turns after reaching "the point of no return" with the U.S...

Relax, China’s Banks Aren’t About to Have a Meltdown

Tom Holland
South China Morning Post
There are reasons to be worried about China’s debt, but the risk of a 2008-style crisis is not one of them.

China to Prosecute Former Top Executives for Alleged Graft

Ben Blanchard
Next on the chopping block: former Sinopec, China Southern execs, Tibet top security official



In China, Organic Food Is Gaining Ground

Wan Li, a young Beijing professional in her late 20s, is at her desk when her cell phone rings. She picks up. “North entrance?” She confirms. “I’ll be right out.” An electric delivery scooter has just pulled up to Wan’s office with her order of...

China Will Resume Imports of U.S. Beef After a Ban Long Seen as Political

Hannah Beech
For an American industry that relies increasingly on global demand, the news is welcome

Sony and Wanda Team Up to Market Films in China

Wayne Ma and Erich Schwartzel
Wall Street Journal
Deal could boost Sony Pictures’ box-office returns, strengthen Dalian Wanda’s movie-business profile

China’s Coal Cap Will Bite

David Fickling
Can the shift to more domestic output be met without blanketing China's cities in smog?...

China Spends More in the World than the World Spends in China

For the first time, Chinese companies have invested more abroad than foreign companies have invested in China

Mystery of China’s ‘Ghost Uber Drivers’

Sherry Fei Ju and Lucy Hornby
Financial Times
An eruption of creepy faces on driver profiles has spooked potential passengers

Alibaba Dethrones Baidu in China’s Digital Advertising Market

Uptin Saiidi
Mobile ads are witnessing quick growth, but not everyone is in for a win this year.

Chinese Central Bank Designates Renminbi Clearing Bank in New York

Gabriel Wildau
Financial Times
First offshore renminbi settlement bank in US fills major gap