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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Bank of China to Partly Shoulder $1 Billion Loss on Oil Futures

In today’s episode: Lender proposes 20% refund to clients burned by plunging oil prices; bad boy swimmer Sun Yang fights to overturn his eight-year ban from the sport; and Shanghai Disneyland gets ready to reopen its doors

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Ukrainian Center Accused of Trafficking Children Into China

In today’s episode: Ukrainian baby-smuggling case exposes dangers of China’s surrogacy industry; U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly teams up with Shanghai Junshi to develop Covid-19 treatment; and the pandemic throws a wrench in the works of Belt and Road infrastructure projects

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The Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Automaker BYD Swaps Car Production for Face Masks

Plus, ByteDance-owned short-video app TikTok’s downloads soar to over 2 billion, and Australia joins China and the European Union in calling for a new trade dispute system within the WTO

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Why Merchants Are Getting Fed Up With Meituan

In today’s episode: Internet service giant Meituan Dianping is accused of charging its partners hefty commission fees and pressing them to sign exclusive contracts; China, Australia and the EU join forces to support a new global trade dispute resolution system; and how the nation’s tech industries are holding up amid the pandemic

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Chinese New-Energy Car Player Makes Big Bucks With Face Mask Business

In today’s episode: As new-energy car sales slump, BYD strikes gold by producing protective gear during the pandemic; it's tough economic times for private schools; and China’s cinemas experience some real-life horror stories

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Saturday Long Read: A Bitter, $1.4 Billion Lesson on Betting on Commodity Prices

The historic oil price collapse earlier this month not only baffled traders and economists alike, but also served as a rude awakening for 60,000 Chinese investors to the risks of speculating on commodity prices

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Friday Long Read: How Four Conspirators Pulled Off a $240 Million Loan Scam

How exactly did these four crooks cheat their way to millions of dollars? And what was the fallout once authorities caught on to the scam? This special edition investigates

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Experimental Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir Delivers Conflicting Verdicts

In today’s episode: initial results from a U.S. study suggest the drug might be effective, yet results from a Chinese trial point in the other direction; Chinese academics find themselves at the center of a fresh plagiarism scandal; and the latest figures for the nation’s manufacturing sector

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Understanding Why Some Covid-19 Patients Keep Testing Positive

In today’s episode: Medical experts are baffled by cases where patients continue to test positive weeks after recovering; central bank ramps up its fight against money laundering; and Zijin Mining seeks a new golden opportunity after losing Papa New Guinea mine

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Covid-19 Strains China’s P2P Lending Clean-Up

In today’s episode: Virus creates headaches for remaining P2P lenders; domestic luxury goods market shows signs of bouncing back; and ChiNext's plan to switch to a registration-based IPO system

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