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This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: China’s central bank rebukes Evergrande but tries concerns over contagion from its massive debt crisis; prices soar in China for lithium, a key component of batteries for electric vehicles; European businesses ask for clarity in power policy amid shortfalls and rationing; the U.N. Biodiversity Conferen…
 
There is a mural of Confucius in a courtroom of the Minnesota Supreme Court in the U.S. It represents a misinterpretation in the search for likeness between China and the Western world. Read the article by Wang Chang: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-10-02/weekend-long-read-what-a-minnesota-mural-of-confucius-tells-us-about-misinterpretation-10177…
 
The guanxi game has defined China's modern business culture — and no one played it better than Xu Jiayin, the CEO of Evergrande. Now, however, the game seems to have changed on him. Read the article by Katrina Northrop: https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/10/17/game-over/ Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cal…
 
After one compromise too many, the last U.S. social platform to operate under CCP supervision exits the stage with its tail between its legs. Read the article by David Wertime: https://www.protocol.com/why-linkedin-left-china Narrated by Kaiser Kuo See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/pr…
 
A rural county in Hunan Province has made a plan to encourage local women to stay in the area and look for love amongst its many bachelors. But commenters are worried that the authorities could eventually restrict women’s ability to move away. Read the article by Jiayun Feng: https://supchina.com/2021/10/07/hunan-county-implores-local-women-to-stay…
 
On October 16, 1964, "Miss Qiu" exploded atop a 102-meter-tall "dressing table" in Xinjiang. And just like that, China became a nuclear-weapon state. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/10/13/the-story-of-chinas-first-atomic-bomb/ Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Californ…
 
Roughly 40% of China’s high school-age population attends vocational school. They represent the future of the country’s workforce, so why can't they get any respect? Read the article by Wang Zijin: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008544/for-16m-vocational-high-school-students%2C-hope-is-hard-to-come-by Narrated by Sarah Kutulakos. See Privacy Polic…
 
Beijing's strictest-yet crypto ban is the real thing, and 30 companies are quitting the country. Read the article by Zeyi Yang: https://www.protocol.com/china/beijing-crypto-shutdown Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Chinese biotech companies have made enormous progress in recent years, but they still need one thing: the United States. Read the article by Anastasiia Carrier: https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/10/10/biotechs-borders/ Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Food delivery giant Meituan has been fined over half a billion dollars by China’s antitrust regulator; Beijing dangles unprecedented access to its enormous domestic market if it’s allowed to join the CPTPP; concerns over contagion from the Evergrande crisis loom; box office rebounds dramatically over G…
 
Hydropower-rich Yunnan is struggling to balance its longtime role as a source of cheap electricity with aspirations to build up its own manufacturing industry Read the article by Luo Guoping, Chen Xuewan and Wang Jing: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-09-16/in-depth-chinas-climate-goals-leave-one-province-torn-between-past-and-future-101774377.htm…
 
The Chinese and Dutch in Java (now part of Indonesia) co-existed as long as the sugar economy thrived. But once global prices fell, troubles arose, culminating in a conflict that left more than 10,000 Chinese dead. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/10/06/the-1740-batavia-massacre-of-ethnic-chinese-in-java/ Narrated by John…
 
High coal prices continue to hammer businesses in northeast China. Read the article by Yuan Ye: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008645/hammered-by-blackouts%2C-chinas-rust-belt-grinds-down Narrated by Sarah Kutulakos. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
When the Peace Corps pulled out of China early last year, it marked the end of a 27-year program that existed only thanks to the efforts of high-level American and Chinese diplomats. Could the program — with its ideals of U.S.-China cooperation — ever be restored? Read the article by Daniel Schoolenberg: https://supchina.com/2021/09/30/the-inside-s…
 
Alibaba rape allegations are bad enough, but ‘quanjiu’ will block China’s progress as a modern market economy, a professor argues Read the article by Nie Huihua: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-08-10/opinion-why-chinas-forced-drinking-culture-is-worse-than-you-think-101753141.html Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. SPECIAL OFFER To enjoy 7-day complimentary…
 
Understanding the increasing use of jargon can help us better read the current state of Chinese society Read the article by Wei Zhou: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-05-15/weekend-long-read-tracking-the-proliferation-of-jargon-in-chinese-society-101713083.html Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. SPECIAL OFFER To enjoy 7-day complimentary access to caixinglob…
 
Yunnan's French colonial connections lives on in the old train station at Bisezhai. Read the article by Anson Zong-Liscum (安森): https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2021/09/on-the-tracks-of-the-yunnan-vietnam-railway/ Narrated by Sylvia Franke. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#d…
 
While international names may hurt domestic park operators in the short run, experts say they will eventually pressure local brands to diversify and improve their services. Read the article by Luo Meihan: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008532/as-universal-beijing-opens%2C-local-theme-parks-feel-the-heat Narrated by Elyse Ribbons. See Privacy Polic…
 
Documents in the Pandora Papers, the offshore leaks released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, help shed light on China's massive offshore presence. Read the article by David Barboza: https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/10/03/chinas-shell-game/ Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cal…
 
Cybersecurity "Common Prosperity" and Internet control were high on the agenda. Partying, not so much. Read the article by Shen Lu: https://www.protocol.com/china/wuzhen-world-internet-conference-policy-signals Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-s…
 
Some lower-tier cities in eastern China are rolling out the red carpet for highly educated young professionals as the central government urges jobseekers to forsake mega cities for smaller urban areas Read the article by Cai Xuejiao: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-07-14/in-depth-relaxed-residency-rules-in-yangtze-delta-aim-to-poach-talent-from-b…
 
While new rules cause upheaval, companies picking up the pieces find a range of opportunities and some promising business models Read the article by Wang Bowen, Fan Qiaojia, Huang Huizhao, Wang Yiran and Denise Jia: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-08-16/cover-story-whats-next-for-chinas-after-school-tutoring-industry-101755589.html Narrated by He…
 
While better treatments and improved sanitation were key to reducing the impact of the disease, it was a campaign of rapid, targeted measures that led to its elimination Read the article by: Ma Danmeng and Wang Xintong: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-09-01/in-depth-how-china-won-its-70-year-battle-with-malaria-101767194.html Narrated by: Heather…
 
Cultural icons are expected to offer a moral role model as their huge fan bases might copy their words or deeds. In an increasingly complex society, we cannot rely on those solutions Read the article by Wei Zhou: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-09-04/weekend-long-read-why-chinese-pop-stars-are-expected-to-be-moral-models-and-fail-101768643.html N…
 
Why are supporters demonstrating outside the courthouse on this high-profile sexual harassment lawsuit? Read the article by Sam Davies, Anita He and Yang Tingting: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2021/09/the-case-that-captured-the-heart-of-chinas-metoo-movement/ Narrated by Sylvia Franke. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
This Week in China’s History looks back to this *other* Opium War possession of Britain, not Hong Kong but the island of Zhoushan. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/09/29/zhoushan-britains-forgotten-and-first-colony-in-china/ Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California …
 
What should be done when values like the free-flow of information conflict with equally important values like the rule of law and the protection of personal and property rights? The legal battle over the diaries Li Rui, a former secretary to Mao Zedong, asks that very question. Read the article by John Pomfret: https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/09/…
 
Many Chinese migrants crossed the border illegally, often to engage in telecom and online fraud. China wants them back Read the article by Qin Jianhang, Yi Yingzi, Zhu Tianyi and Cai Xuejiao: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-09-10/in-depth-chinese-migrants-long-way-back-from-scammer-havens-in-myanmar-101771748.html Narrated by Heather Mowbray. SPE…
 
Electricity cuts create mayhem in Northeast China; the U.S. sets out to ‘rip and replace’ Huawei gear in its networks; and Kuaishou’s business restructuring plans SPECIAL OFFER To enjoy 7-day complimentary access to caixinglobal.com and the English Caixin app visit this link: https://www.caixinglobal.com/institutional-activity/?code=J3XVJC…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou returns to China; Huawei budget smartphone brand Honor recovers market share; Beijing cracks down hard on cryptocurrencies, effectively banning all crypto activity; embattled conglomerate HNA’s chairman and CEO both detained in China; questions emerge over banks with exposure to…
 
New guidelines say the move will improve women’s reproductive health; what’s behind the power cuts?; and certain Alibaba services now use WeChat Pay SPECIAL OFFER To enjoy 7-day complimentary access to caixinglobal.com and the English Caixin app visit this link: https://www.caixinglobal.com/institutional-activity/?code=J3XVJC…
 
The embattled developer has shown itself to be a master at hiding debt, employing methods such as debt disguised as equity and acquisitions that have yet to be paid for. Read the article by Wang Jing, Chen Bo, Yu Ning, Zhu Liangtao, Wang Juanjuan and Zhou Wenmin: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-09-22/in-depth-how-evergrande-hid-its-debt-101776300…
 
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