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VW to invest $12 billion in electric cars in China

Volkswagen (VW) has become the latest Western car company to invest aggressively in electric vehicles in China, following China’s…

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Will China’s appetite for pork spike inflation in 2018?

China eats and produces about half of the world’s pork, and the number is only expected to…

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Amway: the surprising growth of a cult-like company in China

Multi-level marketing (MLM, 传销 chuánxiāo) or direct selling is a business model where a company relies on its own…

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Singles Day wraps up a $25 billion shopping spree

Singles Day (双十一 shuāng shíyī; “double eleven,” or 11/11), the retail holiday publicized by ecommerce giant Alibaba, again broke…

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Toutiao buys the only Chinese social network big in the U.S.

The New York Times reports (paywall) that Musical.ly, “the only Chinese social-media company to build…

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Can new ‘super regulator’ be superhero for China’s debt? – China’s latest business and technology news

Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan 周小川 last week described (in Chinese) what he sees as the “hidden, complex,…

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Billion-dollar deals fall apart as U.S. and China get pickier – China’s latest business and technology news

Chinese investments abroad in sectors deemed sensitive by host countries or undesirable by China are increasingly running into trouble: A…

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Toutiao tried to buy Reddit – China’s latest business and technology news

Toutiao is a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to personalize streams of news, videos, and other digital content…

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NetEase and pollution – China’s latest business and technology news

Air purifiers Despite the Chinese government’s efforts, air pollution is going to be a fact of life for many Chinese…

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Tencent and the new business of literature IP – China’s latest business and technology news

Internet giant Tencent this week launched a successful initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong for its online literature unit,…

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Can private money revive a zombie steelmaker? – China’s latest business and technology news

The Financial Times reports (paywall) that Dongbei Special Steel, a state-owned enterprise based in the northeast province of Liaoning…

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The end of anything-goes ecommerce? – China’s latest business and technology news

Online shops operated by individual entrepreneurs selling goods through sites like Taobao and social media like Weibo and WeChat…

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Nuclear summer is coming – China’s latest business and technology news

Many countries reevaluated plans for nuclear power after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, but on MacroPolo, Damien Ma…

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‘The world’s biggest-ever wipeout of shareholder wealth’ – China’s latest business and technology news

Bloomberg reports that “ten years after PetroChina peaked on its first day of trading in Shanghai, the state-owned energy producer…

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News ways of making and spending money with your phone – China’s latest business and technology news

Tech in Asia has an article highlighting five innovative ways that Chinese consumers are spending money using their…

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