New announcements from China’s regulatory authorities have revealed broad plans to rein in Alibaba and Ant Group, as part of a concerted effort to strengthen state supervision of Jack Ma’s business empire. On...
by Joseph Brouwer | Nov 3, 2020
Ant Group’s initial public offering was unexpectedly halted by Chinese regulators on Tuesday, just 48 hours before it was to begin. The suspension of the IPO, expected to give the Alibaba-affiliated company a market cap valued...
by Wendy Qian | Jul 8, 2012
Bloomberg news staff Bonnie Cao reports on the central government interest rate cut and the immediate effects on the real estate market:“All financial institutions must continue to strictly implement a differentiated housing...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 5, 2011
Last week at Caixin Online, Huang Yiping cited tennis star Li Na’s Grand Slam success as a model for reinvigorating financial reform. Now Wu Jinglian, an economist at the Development and Research Center at the State...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 7, 2011
Shanghai Daily interviews American investor Jim Rogers about prospects for the Chinese and global economies: Q: You are bullish about China’s future. Why is that? Do you see any setbacks in the next 10 years? A: … The only...
by Liu Yong | Jul 2, 2009
From Economic Observer Online: With encouragement from the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region is set to take the lead in trialling Islamic financial services in China. If the pilot project...
by Beau Rowland | Oct 9, 2008
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean of the Princeton Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, shares her thoughts on the intersection of democracy and global finance, with interesting nods to China: Lee Hudson Teslik,...
by Wu Nan | Feb 24, 2008
How much did China’s worst snowstorms in five decades cost? According to Bloomberg, $21 billion in direct economic loss and 129 people died: Blizzards, ice and freezing temperatures since January have forced the evacuation...
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 21, 2007
Overseas political commentator Liang Jing wrote this essay recently, thanks to David Kelly for the translation: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s recent intervention in the stock market not only led to much resentment, but also deepened some people’s worries about a financial crisis breaking out. Ye Tan, a woman and talented critic of the Chinese economy, […]
by Eric Kaltman | Apr 15, 2007
From Marketwatch: “Enforcement of rules is always spotty in China, and a new so-called “fatigue system” for online games will be no exception, which is great news for investors in the booming online game industry. The fatigue system designed to wean young Chinese gamers away from heroin-esque, all-night bouts of online multiplayer role-playing action, has […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”