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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Criminal Investigation Into Covid Superspreader Stirs Controversy

    In today’s episode: why legal experts are debating a police probe into a salesman who infected 82 people; coronavirus concerns dampen China’s annual Lunar New Year travel rush; and as many as 500 companies linked to conglomerate HNA could be heading for bankruptcy restructuring

    Feb 01, 2021 19:03 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Shanghai’s Lessons for Successfully Containing Covid-19

    In today’s episode: How early response and careful preparation helped Shanghai bring its coronavirus outbreak under control; coffee giant Starbucks may have suffered setbacks in other parts of the world, but sales in China have been as piping hot as its beverages; and the Biden administration is still holding its cards close to its chest on the restrictions Trump imposed on Chinese firms.

    Jan 29, 2021 20:04 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: China Punishes U.S. Returnee for Hiding Covid Symptoms

    In today’s episode: woman faces jail time after she flew from Boston to Beijing without disclosing symptoms or virus exposure; Douyin lands exclusive sponsorship deal for the nation’s biggest TV gala; and hundreds of IPOs are stuck in a logjam as regulatory scrutiny intensifies

    Jan 28, 2021 18:22 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Apparent Suicide Raises Concerns Over Shady Elderly Care Homes

    In today’s episode: speculation is brewing that a 62-year old may have taken his own life after being scammed by his own care home; WeChat, Tiktok and hundreds more Chinese apps have been permanently banned from India; and despite bouncing back from the virus fallout, the world’s second-largest economy is not in a rush to start ditching stimulus policies

    Jan 27, 2021 18:56 PM

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  • The Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Bytedance’s Douyin Launches Digital Payment Platform

    Plus, Hong Kong imposes its first COVID-19 lockdown; Shenzhen will hand out roughly $3.1 million to migrant workers to discourage travel during the upcoming Lunar New Year; and the lethal poisoning of Chinese game studio head

    Jan 26, 2021 19:07 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Exploring the Skepticism Surrounding Chinese Covid Vaccines

    In today’s episode: Top researcher demands greater transparency on Chinese-developed jabs to counter public distrust; a brand new path for foreign investors to trade on Shanghai’s STAR Market; and what President Xi Jinping’s speech at World Economic Forum could tell us about the nation’s policy direction

    Jan 26, 2021 18:45 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: The Challenges of China’s Looming Cashless Era

    In today’s episode: Authorities get tough on stores snubbing cash amid rising concerns that online payments are marginalizing the elderly; Cansino offers 20 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Pakistan; Shanghai CPPCC member offers recommendations for cracking down on the notorious 996 regime

    Jan 25, 2021 20:04 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Stranger Than Fiction – The Chaotic Film Project Surrounding Gaming Studio Chief’s Deadly Poisoning

    In today’s episode: How Yoozoo CEO’s quest to bring a popular sci-fi book series to the big screen led him to work with the prime suspect of his murder; central bank proposes new regulation to counter abuse of market power by dominant fintech players; China falls short of U.S. trade deal target for 2020 as the coronavirus wreaks havoc

    Jan 22, 2021 18:56 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Jack Ma Surfaces After ‘Disappearing’ From Public Eye For Months

    In today’s episode: After speculation that the tech big shot had fallen foul of the law, Ma resurfaced at online event celebrating rural teachers; why Beijing could still face ‘Trumpism’ even without Trump; and Bytedance turns up the heat on WeChat Pay and Alipay by launching its own digital payment service

    Jan 21, 2021 16:40 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Shanghai Politician Calls For State-Sanctioned Premarital Probes

    In today’s episode: why an influential figure is arguing couples should dig through each other’s personal histories before getting hitched; drugmaker’s shenanigans reflect on China’s challenges with cross-border financial fraud; and Volkswagen steps up its rivalry with Tesla by rolling out new electric SUV

    Jan 20, 2021 19:20 PM

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