August 17, 2018
Caixin Newsletter
ECONOMY
China Steps Up Fight Against Yuan Speculators
Central bank bans some lending activities in Shanghai free trade zone to stop investors shorting currency in offshore markets
BUSINESS & TECH
Google Workers Demand Transparency in China Return Plan
Petition writers want more open discussion when technology and ethical issues conflict
BUSINESS & TECH
China Railway Opens First Tender for Wi-Fi Equipment
Third-party suppliers expected to scramble to bid as country plans to introduce wireless on all high-speed trains
FINANCE
This Week's Movers and Shakers
A new product covering the biggest moves in China's financial sector — plus corruption, zombie princes, and showbiz scandals
SOCIETY & CULTURE
Deadly African Swine Fever Spreads to Second Province
Dozens of pigs die in central China, after thousands culled in northeast earlier this month
BUSINESS & TECH
Taiwan Bakery Dropped From Mainland Delivery Platforms After Island Leader's Visit
Pictures of Tsai Ing-wen holding a signed cushion in 85C store in Los Angeles sparks political firestorm online
BUSINESS & TECH
Despite Tariffs, U.S. Soybeans Keep Shipping
Experts predict China will struggle to find adequate supply elsewhere in world
BUSINESS & TECH
Chart: Alibaba Rival JD.com Sees Quarterly Loss Widen
E-commerce giant reports revenue grew 31% in second quarter
BUSINESS & TECH
Startup Admits It Misled Public Over 'China's First Homegrown Browser'
Beijing-based Redcore apologizes for 'overblown' publicity after company was found to have used Google tech
BUSINESS & TECH
Didi Moves Ahead in Self-Driving Auto Race
With test fleets deployed in four Chinese and American cities, ride-hailing giant jockeys for position with Uber, Google, Baidu
ECONOMY
Infrastructure Approvals Jump in July
Beijing authorizes $11 billion in new projects for month, up sharply over June, in bid to prop up growth
FINANCE
China Asks Bad-Debt Managers to Help Address P2P Risks
CBIRC meets with senior AMC officials on cleaning up after hundreds of online lenders collapse leaving billions of dollars of losses
SOCIETY & CULTURE
Officials Fall as Vaccine Scandal Widens
Firings highlight need for reform in industry rife with mismanagement and weak oversight
SOCIETY & CULTURE
China's Baby-Policy Pendulum Could Be Swinging the Other Way
Nanjing academics' proposal to tax people who don't have enough children is called 'nonsense' in viral backlash against direct government involvement
OPINION
Opinion: Beijing's Tenants Need More Legal Protection as Rents Skyrocket
Right to housing should be both the goal and starting point of policies that protect lessees' rights
OPINION
Opinion: Regulatory Shakeup Gives Boost to Climate Change Reform
Creation of Ministry of Ecology and Environment shows Beijing's resolve to clean up environment, provide global leadership
YOUR BRIEFING
Friday Tech Briefing: P2P, Redcore, JD.com
China asset managers to help address P2P risks, China's 'first fully homegrown' browser is actually based on Chrome, JD.com's income declines in Q2
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