Caixin’s Top 10 Stories of 2017
As the year winds to a close, take a look back with us at Caixin’s 10 most popular posts — spanning scandal, death, sharks, pornography and regulatory crackdowns. So, in other words, just another year.
Chinese Star Fan Bingbing has vowed to take fugitive businessman Guo Wengui to U.S. court after she claims he 'viciously' defamed her. Above, Fan attends the Cannes Film Festival in France on May 26. Photo: IC
Chinese businessman Guo Wengui (L) and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (R).
As of Thursday in China, Apple had yet to comment on a Beijing Cyberspace Administration summons the tech giant was issued two days earlier over its livestreaming apps. Photo: IC
confirmed that eight children going to a school run by RYB Education in a Beijing suburb had jab marks on their bodies. The incident was part of a string of school-related scandals in China recently. In a later police statement, however, a parent mysteriously “admitted” that his child was not given “white pills” in the kindergarten, and what was shown in a viral video was only his child being asked at home to re-enact what panicked parents worried might have happened at school. The police statement did not quell public doubts over the incident, however.
were outraged after a 26-year-old pregnant woman jumped from the fifth floor of a hospital in Shaanxi province after she was allegedly denied a C-section. The woman’s family blamed the hospital’s staff, and the staff blamed the family.
became the first country to outlaw raising funds through virtual currencies that are built on blockchain, a practice known as an initial coin offering (ICO). Soon after, all of the country’s 60 ICO platforms were closed. The central bank responded that the regulatory crackdowns should not deter future research into blockchain.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a press conference on Thursday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: IC
Here, we look at responses from officials, who from Guangzhou to Shanghai began hitting the pause button on new two-wheelers in their cities.
Regulators order halt to virtual currency trading platforms after ban on initial coin offerings. Photo: Visual China.
In August, Ecuadorean coast guards encountered a shocking sight on board a China-flagged ship intercepted within the Galapagos Marine Reserve — a hold filled to the ceiling with shark carcasses.
Despite an early theory that Taiwan vessels transferred endangered cargo to a Chinese refrigerated ship near Ecuador, big data point to Chinese ships of a Nasdaq-listed company.
- 1Cover Story: China Lines Up Yet More Aid for the Property Sector, But Will It Be Enough? (Part 1）
- 2Cover Story: China’s Housing Recovery Will Require Rebooting the Economy (Part 3)
- 3In Depth: U.S. Audit Row Dims Big Accounting’s Prospects in China
- 4China Targets Seniors in Renewed Covid Vaccination Drive
- 5Cover Story: China’s Share Markets Back on the Fundraising Menu for Ailing Developers (Part 2)
- 1Power To The People: Pintec Serves A Booming Consumer Class
- 2Largest hotel group in Europe accepts UnionPay
- 3UnionPay mobile QuickPass debuts in Hong Kong
- 4UnionPay International launches premium catering privilege U Dining Collection
- 5UnionPay International’s U Plan has covered over 1600 stores overseas