Cover Story: How China’s Housing Market Landed in the Deep Freeze

Even as the nation faces a housing shortage, the government is sticking with tough policies to prevent overheating, resulting in plunging house sales and values

China’s GDP Growth Slows to 4.9%

The country’s economic expansion lost a step in the third quarter after growing 7.9% in the preceding three-month period, as a power crunch, soaring commodity prices and tightening real estate restrictions took a toll

China Clears Foreign Investors to Trade More Onshore Derivatives

CSRC opens commodity futures and options as well as stock index options to overseas buyers starting Nov. 1

U.N. Biodiversity Conference in China Concludes With Pledges for More Funding

Under the Kunming Declaration, more than 100 countries committed to ensuring the implementation of an action plan for setting protection goals for the next decade

President Xi, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Discuss Jointly Boosting Economic Recovery

Leaders spoke over the phone about a host issues such as cross-border and supply chain connectivity, trade and investment, smart cities and climate change

Oct 16, 2021 06:15 PM

Hong Kong Muscles In on Singapore’s China Stock Futures Monopoly

HKEX is launching derivatives contracts that make it easier for international investors to bet on mainland equities

Oct 16, 2021 05:45 PM

China Presses U.S. to End Official Dealings With Taiwan

Defense ministry spokesperson says Washington ‘has stubbornly attempted to make an issue out of Taiwan so as to contain China’

Oct 16, 2021 05:40 PM

Weekly Must-Read: Five Things to Watch in China’s Economy in the Fourth Quarter

The pandemic, struggling property developers, power shortages and the tech regulatory overhaul are among the key issues that investors should keep an eye on

Oct 16, 2021 05:00 PM

Weekend Long Read: PBOC Chief Yi Gang on How China Regulates Big Tech

The central bank governor explains the country’s policy moves for overseeing fintech, monopolies and data protection

Oct 16, 2021 09:40 AM

China to Roll Out New Lending Tools to Support Cutting Emissions

Central bank policies will back clean energy, energy saving and cutting carbon emissions as China moves to fight climate change

Oct 16, 2021 05:50 AM

China Trading Apps Say They Are in Compliance With Data Rules

Tencent-backed Futu and Xiaomi-backed UP Fintech issue statements after People’s Daily article drove their shares down in New York

Oct 16, 2021 05:43 AM

China’s Central Bank Says Evergrande Risks Are Controllable

PBOC official criticizes property giant for ‘blindly’ expanding, sending signal that authorities won’t bail out creditors

Oct 16, 2021 05:37 AM

Tech Insider: Sogou Founder Splits, SAIC Turns Sod on Hydrogen Truck Plant

TSMC announces new chip plant, Midea launches IoT on Huawei platform

Oct 15, 2021 10:16 PM

After String of Scandals, China Tightens Control Over Major Shareholders in Banks, Insurers

New regulations aim to stop big investors using institutions as ATMs to benefit their own businesses

Oct 15, 2021 10:08 PM

China Releases List of 19 Systemically Important Banks

The lenders will have to comply with stricter regulatory requirements as their health is seen as critical to maintaining financial stability

Oct 15, 2021 09:52 PM

State Grid Installing Fast-Charging Stations on Beijing-Shanghai Expressway, Source Says

Electric vehicle service unit said to be building the six stations even as some experts cast doubts over viability of costly scheme

Oct 15, 2021 09:45 PM

To Build Tech Leadership, China Seeks to Give Vocational Education a Leg Up

Vocational colleges must account for 10% of all college enrollments by 2025, new guideline says, to help cultivate a more diverse talent pool

Oct 15, 2021 09:39 PM

Another Senior Executive at China’s Top Potash Producer Under Graft Probe

A total of three current or former officials at state-owned Qinghai Salt Lake have now come under investigation this year

Oct 15, 2021 09:32 PM

Hong Kong Office Rental Market Recovers After Two Years of Decline

A gauge of new rentals minus office space vacated moves into positive territory for the first time since 2019

Oct 15, 2021 09:18 PM
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