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Weekly Must-Read: Where to Now for Alibaba in the Post-Jack Ma Era?

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

# Cover Story #

Where to Now for Alibaba in the Post-Jack Ma Era?

With Ma pulling further back from the reins of his e-commerce empire after ceding control of Ant Group, all eyes are watching to see if relations with the government can be patched up

# Finance #

Chinese Property Firms Left in the Dark About Who Can Qualify for Credit Support

The PBOC and the CBIRC reportedly created a list of developers that made the cut, but many companies say they don’t know anything about it

China’s Central Bank Puts to Bed Rumor About List of Quality Developers

Lenders can decide which firms qualify for credit support under a new government plan, a PBOC official says

# Business #

In Depth: Lithium Tops Out

Supply of the key raw material for electric car batteries looks set to catch up with demand, as a flood of investment into mining the metal foreshadows an impending glut

Exclusive: Fosun Lines Up $1.8 Billion Syndicated Credit Line

Debt-laden conglomerate gets banks including ICBC, China Minsheng, Shanghai Pudong and HSBC to pony up funds for high-tech, advanced manufacturing and biomedical sectors

# Tech #

In Depth: China’s NEV Sales Took Off in 2022, but Some Firms Pulled Way Ahead

Top electric-vehicle brand BYD maintained its strong sales growth, but its smaller Chinese competitors including XPeng and Nio were hobbled by Covid curbs

# Economy #

China Posts Second-Slowest Annual Economic Growth in Decades

GDP expanded 3% in 2022, missing the government’s ‘around 5.5%’ target as expected, with expectations muted for a quick recovery amid surging Covid infections and ongoing property crisis

# Charts of the Week #

China’s FDI Growth Slowed but ‘Steady’ in 2022

Investment in manufacturing jumped 46.1%, while foreign spending on high-tech industries rose 28.3%, Commerce Ministry data show


# China #

In Depth: How Beijing’s Health Care System Battled Covid as Cases Peaked

After China scaled back pandemic controls, a surge in severe infections left the hospitals and medical staff reeling

# World #

Collaboration on Pandemics, Climate Change Will Bring China and U.S. Closer, Summers Says

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary was among more than 30 officials and industry leaders who joined Caixin’s luncheon

# Opinion #

Pandemic Reveals Just How Important Medical Reform Is for China

Coordinated development and regulation of health insurance, medical services and pharmaceuticals should be the tent poles of revamping the health care system

# Weekend Long Read #

China Loses Some of Its Brightest Stars

Among those who have died in recent weeks are the father of the country’s rocket program, the engineer who set the nation’s time and a central banker who helped open the financial system

# Gallery #

Gallery: Big Names Join Caixin in Davos


# Podcast #

Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: China’s Covid Surge Spooks Other Countries

Roughly two dozen nations put curbs on travelers from China, Alibaba signs deal with Hangzhou government, and Shenzhen plans cash handouts to boost birthrate

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