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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Suicide Case Raises Tough Questions for WeChat

    In today’s episode: Shenzhen shopkeeper commits suicide after being temporarily banned from the super app; how local governments found themselves on the hook in the banking cleanup campaign; and businesses turn their attention to the rising number of young people embracing the single life

    Aug 31, 2020 19:30 PM

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  • Sunday Long Read: China Creates New Memory Chip Champ, but Will Customers Come?

    China made a major breakthrough in its quest to become more self-reliant in the semiconductor industry when ChangXin's DRAM chips reached the market.

    Aug 30, 2020 17:00 PM

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  • Saturday Long Read: How Chinese Developers Became Entangled in LA Bribery Case

    Huang Wei's Shenzhen New World Group and Yuan Fuer's Shenzhen Hazens allegedly paid millions of dollars to indicted LA Councilman Jose Huizar

    Aug 29, 2020 17:35 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Tiktok CEO Kevin Mayer Resigns

    In today’s episode: Mayer quits after less than three months of heading ByteDance’s app, citing political environment; some adopt bizarre tactics to fight food waste amid nationwide ‘clean plate’ campaign; and Trump’s impending WeChat ban has plunged American businesses operating in China into confusion

    Aug 28, 2020 16:36 PM

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  • Long Read Special: Residents Pay in Government Rush to Demolish Hundreds of Villages by Year End

    Authorities say large numbers of small villages hinder the development of the countryside, but others have decried what they see as low compensation, coercive official tactics and the destruction of rural communities

    Aug 28, 2020 14:05 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Hong Kong Researchers Report First Documented Covid-19 Reinfection

    In today’s episode: Hong Kong study adds evidence to growing number of anecdotal claims of Covid-19 reinfection; China’s rare earth exports sink to their lowest in five years; and U.K. Supreme Court dismisses Huawei’s patent appeals

    Aug 27, 2020 18:58 PM

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  • Long Read Special: China’s Ambitious Plans to Land Rover on Mars Next Year

    In July, China launched its first solo mission to Mars with the Tianwen-1, a combined orbiter, lander and rover. This episode not only discusses how the expedition aims to search for hints of life on the red planet, but reflects on China’s rise as a major player in space exploration

    Aug 27, 2020 16:10 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Ant Group’s Bold IPO Ambitions

    In today’s episode: fintech giant’s dual listing in Shanghai and Hong Kong could raise more than $20 billion; Mengniu drops acquisition deal as Australian treasurer calls takeover ‘contrary to national interests’; and China’s enthusiasm for overseas assets cools amid Covid-19 pandemic and rising geopolitical tensions

    Aug 26, 2020 19:24 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: China’s Trials and Tribulations in Tapping Giant Iron Ore Field in Africa

    In today’s episode: Chinese investors struggle to make the Simandou mining project operational; banking regulator sounds the alarm about nearing the ‘tolerance limit’ for bad small business loans; and online education player Koolearn suffers major losses despite industry hype

    Aug 25, 2020 19:13 PM

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  • The Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Is the U.S. Considering ‘Partial Ban’on Wechat?

    Apple and other companies have been given assurances by the White House that they will continue to be able to offer, and to use, the wildly popular app; a vaccine candidate for African swine fever enters a new stage of trials; and China’s wheat imports have more than doubled in the first seven months of 2020 compared with the same period last year — signaling the possibility of a food shortage due to China’s severe summer flooding

    Aug 25, 2020 17:58 PM

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