Buddhist Promotion Lands Tea Company in Hot Water

A tea company is in hot water after Shenzhen officials deemed its latest marketing campaign to be “borderline” illegal. Hey Tea (喜茶, xǐ chá), a popular national beverage chain, recently partnered with the Jingdezhen China...

Is Getting Rich Still Glorious? Xi Targets Wealth Inequality

A recent high-level Party meeting in Beijing has called for the more equitable distribution of wealth in Chinese society, possibly portending significant changes to the country’s economic and social systems. According to most...

CEOs Feel The Pinch As Regulators Come Down On Big Tech

After decades of a nearly laissez-faire approach to tech regulation—stringent censorship measures aside—Chinese authorities have stepped up their scrutiny of the country’s internet giants. Regulators have cast a wide net...

Family of Regulator Profits in Insurance Firm’s Rise

This year, foreign journalists in China have produced a series of exposés looking at questionable financial dealings of the relatives of China’s political elite. The New York Times’ David Barboza wrote in October...

New Chinese Antimonopoloy Law Threatens Microsoft

A new Chinese antimonopoly law may put another hurdle in front of Microsoft’s hostile-takeover attempt against Yahoo. With this law, China is flexing its power in the global marketplace by joining the U.S. and the European Union...

China to crack down on online drug trading – Interfax

From Interfax: China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), issued an interim regulation on October 8 to restrict Internet based pharmaceutical trading services in China, according to an official statement from SFDA. The requirements will go into effect on December 1, 2005. The Internet based pharmaceutical trading services include e-commerce activities between drug manufacturers, distributors, […]

China bans foreign participation in domestic TV channels

From Xinhua, via People’s Daily Online: The Chinese State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) Tuesday issued a regulation banning any cooperation in channel operation between local TV and radio stations and foreign companies, Wednesday’s Beijing Morning Post reported. The regulation stipulates that all local TV and radio stations should not rent their channels […]



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