Jan 15, 2022 04:00 PM

Weekly Must-Read: Tencent’s Stake Sale in Singapore Gaming Giant Had Nothing to Do With Regulatory Risk, Source Says

The Caixin Must-Read newsletter brings you the best of our coverage over the past week, handpicked by our editors.

# Business #

In Depth: New Zealand Fruit Giant’s Kiwi Battle in China

Zespri Group fights to profit from yellow SunGold variety it developed, alleging it’s being illegally cultivated in its largest market

In Depth: The Uncertain Future of NFTs in China

The market for the blockchain-tracked tokens has seen explosive growth, but lack of regulation raises questions about its long-term future

Tencent’s Stake Sale in Singapore Gaming Giant Had Nothing to Do With Regulatory Risk, Source Says

The Chinese tech giant said Tuesday that its divestment of Sea shares provides it with ‘resources to fund other investments and social initiatives’


Tencent to Hand $16 Billion Stake in to Its Shareholders

# Cover Story #

How the Global Semiconductor Industry Turned Into a Free-for-All

Facing the need for specialized chips for AI and new applications, internet giants, mobile phone providers and automakers are pouring billions into their own integrated circuits

# Finance #

China’s New Payment Standards Could Shake Duopoly of Alipay and WeChat Pay, Industry Insiders Say

Central bank releases technical specifications for interoperability of different systems

China Updates Dozens of Rules for Listed Companies

Amended regulations cover a variety of issues, including company management, shares sales, use of funds and trade suspensions

# Opinio#

Why 2021 Was a Great Year for the Opening-Up of China’s Financial Markets

Expansion of the Bond Connect program and greater inclusion of Chinese government bonds in global indexes have made the country’s markets more connected than ever to the rest of the world

# Economy #

China’s Property Market Set for Gloomy Year After 2021 Ends in a Funk

Some analysts say home sales will fall again this year and more developers will default on their debts

# China #

In Depth: Scenic Yunnan Battles to Protect Its Lakes

The province has demolished hundreds of buildings illegally built on ecologically sensitive land, as it combats local corruption to preserve its environment

# Weekend Long Read #

How Michelin Learned to Savor Chinese Cuisine

The restaurant guide’s latest China edition comes at an opportune moment to capture the country’s hungry consumers

# Gallery #

Gallery: More Omicron Cases Spring Up in China


# Podcast #

Will Printing More Money Boost China’s Birth Rate?

Fertility fund theory sparks heated online debate; fresh graduates flock to public sector and SOE jobs; and Tianjin cancels flights and trains amid growing Omicron caseload


Cover Story: The Challenge of Keeping China From Shrinking

Follow this guide and explore art from East to West, from classical to modern, and from the Renaissance to Impressionism

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