With the Two Sessions now underway in Beijing, The New York Times’ Michael Forsythe...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 18, 2013
The Global Times looks at a new report from Hurun and GroupM Knowledge which shows that, amid an...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 28, 2012
The Wall Street Journal’s James T. Areddy explores the intersection of wealth and power in today’s China: China has been grappling of late with political and social tension over its murky policy-making process and...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 25, 2012
Hurun has released its annual list of China’s richest individuals. Topping the list for the second time in three years is Zong Qinghou, founder and chairman of beverage giant Wahaha Group, who owns a fortune worth $12.6...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 23, 2009
China Daily reports on the release of the annual Hurun “rich list”: Beijing has the largest number of wealthy people in China, according to the report. It said there are 143,000 multimillionaires and 8,800...
by Wu Nan | Nov 10, 2007
Similar to the Fortune list of Chinese entrepreneurs, 2007 fortune list of Chinese authors was just released. According to the list, young Chinese around age 20 are the main readers of the book market as the winner Guo Jingming was born in 1983. Many of his books are about teenagers’ coming-of-age and romantic experiences. His […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 8, 2007
Yang Huiyan, a 26-year-old woman worth $16.2 billion, is China’s richest person, according to the new Forbes list. From USA Today: The China list’s rankings change sharply from year to year, reflecting the rapid evolution of the booming economy, which expanded by 11.9% in the most recent quarter. This year, there were 20 new names […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 10, 2006
The Financial Times reports on the latest “rich list” in China, which for the first time is this year topped by a woman: A female paper recycling entrepreneur worth an estimated $3.4bn has topped the latest list of mainland China’s richest people, marking the first time a woman has been ranked as the wealthiest person. […]
by Mo Ming | Sep 21, 2006
From China Business News (translated by CDT): How did a construction worker in Sichuan province become a Forbes China Billionaire? Bribery. Wang Dejun, who 20 years ago was a plasterer, was listed in 2004 on Forbes magazine’s list of Chinese billionaires with assets worth 1.1 billion yuan. In June this year, he stood trial on […]
by Sophie Beach | Feb 17, 2006
From the Washington Post: The Communist Party officials who run this grimy steel town on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia had big ambitions but little finance. So they called in one of China’s most successful capitalists, Yan Jiehe, and let him handle almost everything. Yan used the same plan he has applied across China’s vast […]
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”