Recommendations for strict rules on Chinese investment in U.S.

Yesterday we noted one of the recommendations in the annual report of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, an…

Sinica Podcast: A conversation with Jane Perlez on Donald Trump’s China trip

This week’s Sinica episode is now live. Hosts Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn talk to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beijing bureau chief of…

Austrian village, but in China

The New York Times has a 360 video (paywall) that shows you around a Chinese village with an almost-too-real Austrian vibe. In…

No one wants to criticize China on the South China Sea anymore

U.S. President Donald Trump used his Twitter megaphone to declare on November 15 that “our great country is respected again in…

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 announcement in…

Why can’t Jack Ma just be a billionaire?

Although the Wall Street Journal reports (paywall) that “Alibaba’s entertainment efforts look like an untalented rich kid trying to make it in…

The great romantic of 20th-century Chinese poetry, Xu Zhimo

This past spring, I traveled to rural Zhejiang Province to participate in a poetry event. At one of the typically boozy banquets, I…

Chinese envoy heads to North Korea after Trump visit

The Global Times reports (in Chinese) that Song Tao 宋涛 — the head of the Communist Party’s  International Liaison Department — will…

‘Honor of Kings’ player dies after gaming and live-streaming all night

Sixth Tone reports that a 20-year-old Chinese gamer recently died after staying up late for months, live-streaming himself playing video games. The…

Sexually suggestive ads to sell duck necks

“This is ridiculously disgusting. I will boycott Juewei from now on.” “Women are supposed to be objectified and consumed by men. Just look at…

U.S. to register Chinese journalists as foreign agents?

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, an advisory body to the U.S. Congress, submitted its annual report on November 15….

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 grow in coming years….

China’s ‘Little Pink’ are not who you think

Early last year, following the victory of Taiwan’s pro-independence opposition leader in its general elections, a wave of mainland Chinese internet users flooded…

Amazon sells cloud unit to meet Chinese cybersecurity regulations

Reuters reports that Sinnet, Amazon’s China partner, will “buy the U.S. firm’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud computing unit in China…

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 customers to sell its…