EU Commissioner Oettinger Apologizes for China Speech

BBC
In a speech to German business leaders he described Chinese officials as having "hair combed... with black shoe polish" and "slitty-eyed"...

What It’s Like Playing Golf in China

Scott Cendrowski
Fortune
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

China’s Local Governments Are Getting Into Venture Capital

Lulu Yilun Chen and Edwina Chan
Bloomberg
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

Breakfast Cereal Prices Surge in China Following Appearance on Soap Opera

Huileng Tan
CNBC
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

Escaping China’s Parent Trap

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

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

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...

China's Other Muslims

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

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

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

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

Richard Berman
Politico
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
Newsweek
Trump has been stiffing American steel workers on his own construction projects for years

Mixed Messages

Economist
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
Quartz
Unexpectedly, the new hot destination is Morocco

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

Bloomberg
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...

Chinese Tourists Encouraged to Behave Ahead of Mass Vacation

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

China Cities Move to Halt Housing Market Frenzy

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

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

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

Chinese Business’ Complicated Role in Kenyan Corruption

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
One of the many simple, widely-believed narratives about the Chinese in Africa is that Chinese businesses fuel corruption across the continent. Chinese corporate corruption in Africa is well documented, from allegations of paying off corrupt...

Environment

06.16.16

Can Cement Clean Up Its Act?

from chinadialogue
Cement is the most widely used substance on the planet after water. It is also one of the most polluting—producing between 5-8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than twice that attributed to aviation. Cement’s carbon footprint...

Didi Chuxing, China’s Rival to Uber, Scores $7 Billion in New Funding

Juro Osawa
Wall Street Journal
The nation’s biggest ride sharing company succeeds in latest fundraising effort....

Media

05.31.16

Will China’s ‘Taobao Villages’ Spur a Rural Revolution?

from chinadialogue
The province of Shanxi, in northern China, is famous for coal mining, and the industry’s impact is etched across the landscape. But the province’s southern counties, which lie near the Yellow River, are known for a very different commodity—red dates...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Chinese in Africa But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Eric Olander & Cobus van Staden
The Chinese presence in Africa has been so sudden and so all-encompassing that it’s left a lot of people confused. Chinese farmers now compete for space and customers in Lusaka’s open-air markets, Chinese textiles are undercutting Nigerian...

China’s Midea Group Announces Bid for Germany’s Kuka

Kane Wu and Eyk Henning
Wall Street Journal
The offer is one of the largest unsolicited approaches of a foreign company by a Chinese buyer.

Media

04.05.16

Chinese Censors Rush to Make ‘Panama Papers’ Disappear

David Wertime
On April 3, the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit International Committee of Investigative Journalists dropped what struck many as a bombshell: news that a leaked trove of 11.5 million previously secret files from Panama-based law firm Mossack...

Caixin Media

03.11.16

With GE Deal, Haier Fulfills an American Dream

A U.S.$5.4 billion deal for General Electric’s home appliance division is about to propel China’s largest appliance maker, Haier Group, into the long-dreamed-for high-end market in America.The sale, announced in mid-January but now awaiting...

Top Tips from China's Richest Man, Wang Jianlin

Sophia Yan
CNN
His recent book claims to give an inside look into his managerial philosophy and the values that turned his company into a giant conglomerate.

Boeing Lands $10 Billion Order From China Southern Airlines

Bloomberg
Boeing Co. landed a $10 billion order from China Southern Airlines Co.

Can China and Russia Co-operate in Central Asia?

Nyshka Chandran
CNBC
Moscow has traditionally been skeptical of Beijing's expanding influence in an area that it considers its own backyard...

After ‘Star Wars,’ Studios Ready to Battle for 2016 Chinese Film Slots

Patrick Frater
Variety
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be the first Hollywood film to play in China in 2016.

China, U.A.E. Set Up $10 Billion Joint Investment Fund

JEREMY PAGE
Wall Street Journal
Deal to strengthen link between China and Middle East will focus on direct equity investments in both regions.

Abe and Modi Strengthen Ties to Counter China's Rise

Natalie Obiko Pearson
Bloomberg
India and Japan took their biggest steps yet to deepen strategic ties, and it’s mostly thanks to China.

Alibaba Film Chief Grants First Interview: What China Can Do for Hollywood

Patrick Brzeski
Hollywood Reporter
In her first sit-down since becoming Jack Ma's top global film exec, Zhang Wei reveals what China's web giant can offer Tinseltown...

Mission Improbable—Jack Ma, China’s Biggest E-Commerce Tycoon, Wants To Be a Media Mogul Too

Economist
Jack Ma, Alibaba’s billionaire boss, wants to be a global media mogul.

Walmart’s Imports From China Displaced 400,000 Jobs, a Study Says

HIROKO TABUCHI
New York Times
“Walmart is one of the major forces pulling imports into the United States.”

Chinese Investment in Africa Falls by 40%

Saibal Dasgupta
Voice of America
China’s Commerce Ministry publicly admitted that Chinese investments to Africa had fallen by 40 percent in the first half of this year.

China Wants to Build a High-Speed Rail Link to a Newly Open Iran

Richard Macauley
Quartz
China Railway has proposed a high-speed rail link that will carry both passengers and cargo between China and Iran.

China and U.S. Say They’ve Made Strides in Trade Talks

Neil Gough
New York Times
The United States and China said that they had made progress on sticking points in trade.

China Seeks to Remove Provincial Barriers to Trade

Sue-Lin Wong
Reuters
China will accelerate reforms to remove internal barriers to both foreign and domestic trade.

Yes, China E-Commerce Is Huge

Andrea Fenn
Quartz
Here’s What Not To Do If You’re A Foreign Company Trying To Get in

Singles Day in China Draws New Suitors: Foreign Sellers

AMIE TSANG and CAO LI
New York Times
“Double 11 is a really big part of my calendar.”

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday: 100m hoppers Splash out on China's Singles' Day

Tom Phillips
Guardian
Last year 27,000 merchants joined and Alibaba’s sites grossed £6.1b.

The China-Russia-Mongolia Trilateral Gains Steam

Bochen Han
Diplomat
The Asian trilateral no one talks about is seeing some interesting new developments.

China Unveils Jetliner in Bid to Compete With Boeing, Airbus

Seattle Times
China is one of the biggest aviation markets but relies on Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

Did a Chinese Mogul Beat a Treasury Dept. Ban on Doing Business in the U.S.?

Massoud Hayoun
Al Jazeera
Records reveal NYC building is owned by company linked to man blacklisted for allegedly funding African dictators.

Ailing Europe Looking for 'Chinese Medicine'

Michael Ivanovitch
CNBC
The Chinese have never seen so many European leaders beating their path to Beijing.

Where Does Britain Draw the Line with Saudi Arabia and China?

Michael White
Guardian
UK economy needs the cash flowing in, but politicians should be wary of throwing out all principle in favour of business.

In the Race for Africa, India and China Aren’t All That Different

Lily Kuo
Quartz
During the third India-Africa Summit, Indian officials are working hard to differentiate their country from China.

India Is Spending Billions to Populate a Remote Area Claimed by China

Natalie Obiko Pearson
Bloomberg
"If China is developing on their side of the territory, we should develop on our side."...

Mark Zuckerberg Courts China With Speech on People and Perseverance

OWEN GUO
New York Times
Mark Zuckerberg knows how to court Chinese users.

China’s Best Obama Impersonator Looks the Part, But Speaks ‘Fake English’

Emily Rauhala
Washington Post
For Xiao Jiguo, a Chinese Obama impersonator, it’s all about the eyebrows.

Xi’s Visit to Britain Highlights Broader Shift in Concerns About China

STEVEN ERLANGER
New York Times
The visit to Britain by Xi Jinping is underscoring how European nations are de-emphasizing human rights and security concerns.

In China, Strong-Arm Tour Guides Are Forcing People to Shop

Julie Makinen
Los Angeles Times
It may sound like a spendthrift’s dream vacation: being “forced to shop.”

Many in the West Fear Chinese ‘Aid’ to Africa. They’re Wrong. Here’s Why.

Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Brad Parks...
Washington Post
Western pundits have a narrative about China’s activities in Africa.

This Nuclear Power Deal With China Is One of the Maddest Ever Struck

Polly Toynbee
Guardian
The grand kowtow continues its humiliating progress today, but beggars can’t be choosers.

Britain 'Sucking up' to China Is a National Humiliation, Says PM's Former Adviser

Patrick Wintour
Guardian
Steve Hilton denounces lavish treatment of President Xi Jinping, saying UK should consider sanctions on China ‘not rolling out red carpet’.

The Real Story Behind China’s Alleged Conquest of African Farmland

Deborah Brautigam
Quartz
“A common perception is that China is supporting Chinese enterprises to acquire land abroad as part of a national food security strategy.”