Search and rescue teams in France are still looking for the bodies of Chinese billionaire Lam Kok,...
by Melissa M. Chan | May 29, 2012
As China’s local wine market grows and foreign labels are running vineyards in China, wine from the Gobi desert is aiming at the booming market. The Gobi desert is located in the Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang region. Although the...
by Melissa M. Chan | Mar 13, 2012
As China's local vineyards try to meet growing demand for wine, consumers have their sights on foreign wines from France, Italy, and Spain . Due to this increase in demand for foreign wine, both state-owned firms and private...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 6, 2011
The Guardian's Jonathan Watts goes undercover at an auction in Beijing featuring tiger bone wine, despite the ban on sale of products from endangered animals: I decided to reveal that I was a journalist so I could ask the...
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 8, 2011
Despite the growing demand for foreign wine, China is now one of the top five growers of grapevines in the world. The wine produced in China is sold in mostly the domestic market, and although a majority of the wine may not be...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 26, 2010
Six people have been detained in Changli County, Hebei, "China's Bordeaux", after chemical additives were found in wine. AFP reports: An expose broadcast by state television revealed that wineries were doctoring their beverages...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 6, 2010
In the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson reviews Chinese wines and sees hope for the Chinese wine market: My two previous visits had been in 2002 and 2008 and on the second I had been deeply depressed by the fact that, while the...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 11, 2009
The Wall Street Journal interviews Judy Leissner, president of Grace Vineyard in Shanxi Province, one of China's most successful wineries: Ms. Leissner is optimistic about the future of the wine industry in China despite the...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 26, 2009
Chinese investors are buying up historic French chateaus, renovating one into a destination for wealthy Chinese wedding parties. The most recent purchase is Chateau Richelieu, the Washington Post reports: King Louis XIII's...
From the Archives
Shanghai's New Officials Up in Action - Mark's blog
Nov 28, 2006
The Lonely Struggle of Lee Ching-yu
Aug 18, 2017
Netizen Voices: Rui Chenggang's Patriotism
Jul 14, 2014
Milken Says China's Economy Will Overtake the U.S. This Century - Matthew Benjamin
Aug 05, 2006