How One City in China is Trying to Avoid a Property Boom and Bust

Christian Shepherd
Financial Times
Chongqing mayor’s star rises thanks to scrutiny of real estate market

China’s Latest Debt Crackdown Just Delays More Serious Action

Anjani Trivedi
Wall Street Journal
China’s dilemma: how to manage a huge debt mound while maintaining loose monetary policy



How Many U.S. Allies Can China Turn?

Zhang Baohui, Richard J. Heydarian & more
Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines since June, visited China this week and signaled his interest in shifting Manila’s allegiance away from Washington toward Beijing. While his predecessor sued China in an international court to contest...



China is Demanding Cleaner Shipping—So Should the Rest of the World

Barbara A. Finamore from chinadialogue
Last year, in response to growing awareness of severe air pollution problems in China’s coastal cities, the Chinese government adopted a ground-breaking program to cut pollution from ships. At its core is a commitment to reduce the sulfur content of...

Duterte’s Fling With China Could Prove Fleeting

Andrew Browne
Wall Street Journal
Beijing will soon discover that Manila’s affections can be fickle

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

Guess What India and China Need to Improve Relations? More Spies

Nicolas Groffman
South China Morning Post
Strange as it may sound, China and India need a basis in espionage to improve their relationship.



Will Chinese Money Transform Pakistan?

from chinadialogue
The development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has spurred debate in all quarters. Some perceive it as a form of neo-colonialism and criticize Pakistan’s government for promoting unethical business practices at the cost of ordinary...

China’s Urbanites Embrace Sacrifice to Ride Property Frenzy

Yawen Chen and Ryan Woo
There are signs mortgages are crimping household spending, in an economy increasingly reliant on domestic consumption

As Tensions Over Taiwan’s National Identity Reignite, Mainland Tourists Avoid the Island

Jessica Meyers
Los Angeles Times
Mainland tourism has dropped 20% since June, weeks after President Tsai took power and declined to endorse the One-China notion

Trump’s Misleading Comparison of the U.S. and Chinese Economies

Ian Talley
Wall Street Journal
Emerging markets run faster than advanced economies because of the rule of diminishing returns

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

Economists Question China’s Consistent Growth Numbers

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

Unlike the West, China and India Embrace Globalization

Bruce Stokes
In contrast with the developed West, globalization and economic integration remain popular in the world’s two largest developing countries—India and China.

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.

Netflix's New, Brilliant China Strategy: Stay Out of the Country

Josh Horwitz
Netflix is saying zaijian to China, before it even got a foot in the door.

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

The Limits of Chinese Isolationism

Alice Su
Can a country doing business all over the world really avoid other peoples' politics?...

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 Courts Philippines Leader Duterte Amid Signs of U.S. Rift

Tom Phillips and Oliver Holmes
The Philippines president is visiting China, but whether his focus is on building relations or his country’s infrastructure remains to be seen

Sinica Podcast


An American’s Seven Months in a Chinese Jail

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
In 2009, Michael Manning was working in Beijing for a state-owned news broadcaster by day, but he spent his nights selling bags of hashish. His position with CCTV was easy and brought him into contact with Chinese celebrities, while his other trade...

China Boosts Regional Ties with Milestone Xi Visit to Dhaka

Arun Devnath
China is expected to sign off on more than $23 billion in loans to Bangladesh to fund a series of large-scale infrastructure projects

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

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

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

Caixin Media


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,...

Why Cambodia is Pinning its Hopes on Chinese President’s Visit

Luke Hunt
South China Morning Post
A country reeling from falling rice prices and foreign investment has its eyes on emergency aid and a boost in trade

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...

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

Pakistan Tensions Loom Over India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue

Nyshka Chandran
Pakistan may not be officially included in this year's round of talks between India and China, but it's certainly high up on the agenda...

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 Struggles to Curb Housing Bubble

Takumi Sasaki
Nikkei Asian Review
Even as Chinese authorities desperately try to cool down an overheated housing market, their efforts are unlikely to halt the rise of speculators greased by low borrowing costs

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

Is Philippine President Duterte Playing the United States and China?

Raissa Robles
South China Morning Post
Is the pivot away from the U.S. and towards China real, or is Manila just trying to play the two superpowers against each other?

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

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...

Chinese Tourists Encouraged to Behave Ahead of Mass Vacation

Alyssa Abkowitz
WSJ: China Real Time Report
Public urination and defacing monuments are no-nos

North Korea and The South China Sea: What’s Next?

Paul Haenle & Gary Roughead from Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Given the increasingly complex security environment in the Asia-Pacific, it is critical for the United States and China to deepen cooperation on promoting regional stability. In this podcast, Paul Haenle and Admiral Gary Roughead, former Chief of...

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

Why the US Presidential Debate Couldn’t Ignore China

Viola Zhou and Kristin Huang
South China Morning Post
Clinton, Trump clash over cybersecurity, terrorism, trade, and nuclear threats

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 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

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

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

China State Steel Merger Taps Old Theme: Bigger is Better

Chuin-Wei Yap
Wall Street Journal
Beijing revives push to consolidate heavy industry