Lobbying, a Windfall and a Leader’s Family

In a continuation of the investigation into the business dealings of Premier Wen Jiabao and his family, The New York Times’ David Barboza details the emergence of Ping An Insurance as a leading Chinese financial...

Family of Wen Jiabao Holds Hidden Fortune

A New York Times investigation into business dealings by the family of prime minister Wen Jiabao has prompted the blocking in China of the newspaper’s English and Chinese websites. The article, by David Barboza, uncovers...

The Chinese are Coming, to Buy Bargain US Homes

Some of Chinese new rich have joined the tours to take advantage of good deals on real estate in the dismal economy in the U.S., from AP: Beijing lawyer Ying Guohua is heading to the United States on a shopping trip, looking not...

China Puts Railways At Heart Of Stimulus Plan

From Reuters: China is preparing steps to boost domestic demand, including more spending on railways, to help cushion the impact of the global credit crisis, a senior official said on Saturday. The package of measures will be...

China Eases IPO Exit Rules For Private Capital Funds

From Reuters: China’s two national stock exchanges will make it easier for shareholders to exit their investments after a company lists its shares, addressing a common complaint by foreign private capital funds. Investors...

Taiwan’s Cabinet Eases Curbs on China Investing

From The Wall Street Journal: Taiwan’s cabinet said it will remove restrictions on investments in China by the island’s largest companies and will raise investment ceilings for smaller firms. The moves are in line...

China’s Rubbish Mountain Is Lure to Investors

From The Times: Heaps of household rubbish and clouds of industrial pollution in China could trigger a multi-billion-dollar investment rush that could rival the 2000 technology bubble. Analysts are forecasting a surge of...




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