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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

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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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  • Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Tragic Events at Ele.me, Pinduoduo Spark Concern Over Labor Practices

    Plus, U.S. adds nine Chinese companies to blacklist; Biden appoints two senior National Security Council officials to Asia-Pacific and China positions; and stronger-than-anticipated demand for personal protective equipment drives the nation’s trade surplus to a record-high level

    Jan 20, 2021 17:43 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Yoozoo CEO Murder Suspect Ran Poison Lab, Tested Toxins on Pets, Sources Say

    In today’s episode: people close to the matter provide sinister insights into the man accused of poisoning gaming studio chief Lin Qi; how short-video platforms may have inadvertently contributed to wildlife trafficking; and with 2.3% GDP growth, China looks like it might be the only major economy to experience an expansion in 2020

    Jan 19, 2021 19:36 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: How Will Biden Shape U.S.-China Relations?

    In today’s episode: exploring the next U.S. administration’s approach to Beijing; Xiaomi has been added to Washington’s notorious "entity list"; and how taxing the nation’s rapidly expanding digital economy has become a major headache for policymakers

    Jan 18, 2021 18:19 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Tech Titans Slammed for ‘Algorithmic Bullying’

    In today’s episode: consumer group accuses internet giants of using data-based algorithms to put consumers at a disadvantage; the nation’s tipple of choice, baijiu, gets a new English name to attract international fans; and the father of China’s lunar mission has called on the country to establish a space station orbiting the moon

    Jan 15, 2021 19:00 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Food Delivery Driver Sets Himself on Fire Over Wage Frustrations

    In today’s episode: Ele.me faces tough questions after driver takes drastic action to protest withheld pay; how safe is your data in the world’s second-largest economy; and autonomous vehicles could soon go for a test spin on China’s highways

    Jan 14, 2021 18:11 PM

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  • Caixin China Biz Roundup: Cosmetics Company Apologises for ‘Victim Shaming’ Advert

    In today’s episode: Purcotton faces backlash on Weibo for ad that seems to make light of sexual harassment; lithium prices surge as domestic NEV sales bounce back; and no imported forms of a key cancer drug will be available on China’s public health insurance

    Jan 13, 2021 19:04 PM

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  • The Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: China Battles its Worst Covid-19 Outbreak in Months

    Plus, a former top financial official is sentenced to death; internal clashes at SMIC have spurred resignations from the executive suite; and social media users debate overtime work culture after Pinduoduo employee dies

    Jan 12, 2021 19:19 PM

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