Air pollution continues to plague many of China's cities, bringing with it serious and costly health ailments. The government has responded with a variety of anti-smog measures, such as a ban on coal-toting trucks in highly polluting areas, restrictions on the number of cars that can be on roads and the shuttering of some factories not meeting environmental standards.
In response to the central government’s recent calls to rein in financial risks, regulators of banks, insurers and the stock market have rolled out measures targeting long-standing issues in this sector
From peer-to-peer (P2P) lending to third-party payment, from blockchain to data-mining, the intersection of finance and technology is drawing in new investments as well as more regulatory oversight in China.
The Chinese government has been going through one of the largest reshuffles in its recent history, as the country strives for greater efficiency in economic, social and environmental management through the reallocation of power.
The Trump administration has been stepping up pressure on China for a more balanced trading relationship, sparking a trade war including protective tariffs by Washington and retaliatory moves from Beijing.
The number of failed businesses in China's once-booming peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry has snowballed over the past few months as a national debt control campaign and a regulatory crackdown have sucked liquidity from the sector.
Shanghai’s new high-tech board will be a testbed for policies to overhaul outdated stock market rules. Changes to the initial public offering system and a relaxation of listing requirements will finally open domestic equity markets to fast-growing companies in emerging and high-tech industries.