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Is Chasing Deadbeat Debtors “Picking Quarrels”?

Provincial prosecutors in Guizhou have set up a special investigative team to look into the case of a female entrepreneur who, along with members of her legal team, was detained and accused of “picking quarrels and provoking...

Cowed By Regulators, China’s Tech Giants Toe The Line

After Chinese regulators proposed sweeping antitrust regulations and took the unprecedented step of halting the IPO of Alibaba-affiliated Chinese fintech giant Ant Group earlier this month, major tech companies in China are...

Young Chinese Desperate to Be Civil Servants

A desperate civil service applicant in Nanjing, Mr. Wang, forged many CVs to make his own application stand out, stirring up yet another round of retrospection over China’s coveted civil service recruitment. From...

Chinese College Graduates Play It Safe and Lose Out

At The Wall Street Journal, Bob Davis describes how prestige and security are driving fresh graduates towards jobs in government or state-owned enterprises, rather than private companies or entrepreneurship: Over the past...

Chinese Women and Work: The Sky's the Limit

The Economist assesses the lives of career-driven women in China, where state-owned companies offer shorter hours and more time to raise children but less room for advancement than the private sector: Women make up 49% of...

What Sata’s Win in Zambia Means for China

The implications of Zambia’s election of Michael Sata, a fierce critic of Chinese involvement in the country, continue to attract analysis. At The Atlantic, Howard French examines the widespread interpretation of the...

For China’s Women, More Opportunities, More Pitfalls

In the New York Times, Didi Kirsten Tatlow sums up recent gains and losses for China’s women after three decades of economic reforms: Three decades after China embarked on dazzling economic reforms, much has changed for...

Chinese Party Cells Spread – Mure Dickie

From Financial Times: Almost 3m members of China’s ruling Communist party work for private companies, after a four-year drive to tighten ties with the fast-growing sector. The push by the world’s largest political organisation has resulted in 80 per cent more party organisations in non-state enterprises, state media said on Tuesday. In 2002 there were […]

China economy larger than previously stated- Richard McGregor

From the Financial Times: China is poised to announce its economy is significantly larger than the government’s official measure following a national economic census which found a large underestimation of the country’s thriving and largely private services sector. The revision is also expected to show the economy is less reliant on investment and more driven […]



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