Jane Cai

Beijing

Jane Cai

Bureau Chief, Beijing

Jane Cai, CFA, is the Beijing Bureau Chief of the Post. She has been covering China's economic, financial, business and political news since the early 2000s.

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Vaccine diplomacy: China, Indonesia agree to cooperate in fight against Covid-19

Nations will work together on vaccine research, production and distribution, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says after meeting with Indonesian special envoy.

10 Oct 2020 - 10:20PM

Nations will work together on vaccine research, production and distribution, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says after meeting with Indonesian special envoy.

Vaccine diplomacy: China, Indonesia agree to cooperate in fight against Covid-19
China’s golden week holiday: a welcome getaway for some, coronavirus anxiety for others

Roads and public transport will be at capacity as 600 million trips are made across the country over the eight-day break.

1 Oct 2020 - 8:35AM

Roads and public transport will be at capacity as 600 million trips are made across the country over the eight-day break.

China’s golden week holiday: a welcome getaway for some, coronavirus anxiety for others
Do Chinese Covid-19 vaccines work, and which countries will get them?

Four vaccines from China are undergoing human trials, but cost, ‘vaccine nationalism’ and hostilities with the US may complicate their widespread supply.

29 Sep 2020 - 2:58PM

Four vaccines from China are undergoing human trials, but cost, ‘vaccine nationalism’ and hostilities with the US may complicate their widespread supply.

Do Chinese Covid-19 vaccines work, and which countries will get them?
Coronavirus: China can’t reopen while Covid-19 mortality rate remains so high, expert says

’While the pandemic is ongoing, China cannot open to the world completely,’ infectious disease specialist Zhang Wenhong says.

27 Sep 2020 - 10:47PM

’While the pandemic is ongoing, China cannot open to the world completely,’ infectious disease specialist Zhang Wenhong says.

Coronavirus: China can’t reopen while Covid-19 mortality rate remains so high, expert says
If coronavirus unmasked Donald Trump’s hostility to China, could a Joe Biden presidency contain it?

Analysts say a reset in relations would not be easy, but target public health as a potential area of mutual benefit.

17 Oct 2020 - 7:11AM

Analysts say a reset in relations would not be easy, but target public health as a potential area of mutual benefit.

If coronavirus unmasked Donald Trump’s hostility to China, could a Joe Biden presidency contain it?
Coronavirus: in China, the pandemic payoff has been good for pets, with interest in them increasing

During lockdown, cats and dogs became important players online, with the number of live-stream pet shows surging 375 per cent; pet owners also boosted online sales of pet products, according to one report.

19 Sep 2020 - 10:24PM

During lockdown, cats and dogs became important players online, with the number of live-stream pet shows surging 375 per cent; pet owners also boosted online sales of pet products, according to one report.

Coronavirus: in China, the pandemic payoff has been good for pets, with interest in them increasing
Coronavirus: Chinese vaccine ready for use in November, top scientist says

Clinical trials have been progressing smoothly and preparations are being made to go into mass production, CDC’s chief biosafety expert Wu Guizhen says.

16 Sep 2020 - 6:44AM

Clinical trials have been progressing smoothly and preparations are being made to go into mass production, CDC’s chief biosafety expert Wu Guizhen says.

Coronavirus: Chinese vaccine ready for use in November, top scientist says
Chinese academic hits out at Pompeo-backed Xinjiang sterilisation report

Associate professor disputes German researcher’s findings on points from population growth rates to penalties for family planning violations.

15 Sep 2020 - 5:34AM

Associate professor disputes German researcher’s findings on points from population growth rates to penalties for family planning violations.

Chinese academic hits out at Pompeo-backed Xinjiang sterilisation report
Coronavirus: vaccine scandals haunt China’s winter flu shot drive

People in high-risk groups encouraged to get an influenza jab to help ease pressure on the country’s health system.

14 Sep 2020 - 10:54PM

People in high-risk groups encouraged to get an influenza jab to help ease pressure on the country’s health system.

Coronavirus: vaccine scandals haunt China’s winter flu shot drive
Could Donald Trump’s latest overtures to Russia add to pressure on China? Observers aren’t so sure

The US president reportedly wants to meet Vladimir Putin before November’s election to secure a foreign policy win.

18 Aug 2020 - 6:51AM

The US president reportedly wants to meet Vladimir Putin before November’s election to secure a foreign policy win.

Could Donald Trump’s latest overtures to Russia add to pressure on China? Observers aren’t so sure
Can the US-China relationship ever go back to the pre-Donald Trump days?

Observers are pessimistic about where bilateral ties are headed after this week’s escalation of tensions.

25 Jul 2020 - 3:31AM

Observers are pessimistic about where bilateral ties are headed after this week’s escalation of tensions.

Can the US-China relationship ever go back to the pre-Donald Trump days?
Coronavirus: Guangdong party chief urges Shenzhen officials to help curb spread from Hong Kong

Li Xi tells border officials they have a ‘high political responsibility’ to take a coordinated response to the pandemic.

22 Jul 2020 - 9:01PM

Li Xi tells border officials they have a ‘high political responsibility’ to take a coordinated response to the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Guangdong party chief urges Shenzhen officials to help curb spread from Hong Kong
China’s cinemas reopen as Covid-19 rules are eased – but distancing applies and popcorn is banned

Tourist resorts, libraries and museums are also allowed to reopen, while sports events could resume as emergency response level is lowered.

20 Jul 2020 - 11:09PM

Tourist resorts, libraries and museums are also allowed to reopen, while sports events could resume as emergency response level is lowered.

China’s cinemas reopen as Covid-19 rules are eased – but distancing applies and popcorn is banned
Could Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics be hit by boycott over Xinjiang Muslim camps?

China has been accused of detaining more than a million Uygurs and other minorities in camps and faces increasing international outrage

21 Jul 2020 - 1:26PM

China has been accused of detaining more than a million Uygurs and other minorities in camps and faces increasing international outrage

Could Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics be hit by boycott over Xinjiang Muslim camps?
China zeroes in on coronavirus goal but pandemic divides world, experts say

Chinese epidemiologists give their views on why the mainland approach was successful but would not work in democracies.

13 Jul 2020 - 11:01PM

Chinese epidemiologists give their views on why the mainland approach was successful but would not work in democracies.

China zeroes in on coronavirus goal but pandemic divides world, experts say
Coronavirus: older non-white men with prior illness at much higher risk of Covid-19 death, British study finds

People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are much more likely to have ‘bad outcomes’ from Covid-19 but researchers say it’s not clear why.

11 Jul 2020 - 4:31AM

People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are much more likely to have ‘bad outcomes’ from Covid-19 but researchers say it’s not clear why.

Coronavirus: older non-white men with prior illness at much higher risk of Covid-19 death, British study finds
China’s coronavirus status app shuts many citizens out of society, but there are ways to bridge digital divide

Uneven tech distribution echoes gaps in age, wealth and education and, if not rectified, may lock many out of Chinese public life.

2 Jul 2020 - 10:37PM

Uneven tech distribution echoes gaps in age, wealth and education and, if not rectified, may lock many out of Chinese public life.

China’s coronavirus status app shuts many citizens out of society, but there are ways to bridge digital divide
Coronavirus and floods destroy China’s Dragon Boat Festival holiday plans

Tourism revenues down nearly 70 per cent with only half of last year’s number of trips taken during three-day break.

29 Jun 2020 - 9:36AM

Tourism revenues down nearly 70 per cent with only half of last year’s number of trips taken during three-day break.

Coronavirus and floods destroy China’s Dragon Boat Festival holiday plans
Big data behind rapid response to Beijing market coronavirus cluster

Concerns raised about the use of surveillance technology in the fight against Covid-19 and how it will be used in future.

27 Jun 2020 - 10:37PM

Concerns raised about the use of surveillance technology in the fight against Covid-19 and how it will be used in future.

Big data behind rapid response to Beijing market coronavirus cluster
Wet markets in China: more than a shopping venue, they’re a way of life

With 600 million people in China living on less than US$5 a day, markets such as Xinfadi are a hub for canny shoppers.

16 Jun 2020 - 10:43PM

With 600 million people in China living on less than US$5 a day, markets such as Xinfadi are a hub for canny shoppers.

Wet markets in China: more than a shopping venue, they’re a way of life
Is a US science degree worth the risk for China’s top STEM students?

Washington has introduced a range of measures to restrict Chinese access to American technology as the two powers vie for dominance.

13 Jun 2020 - 10:45PM

Washington has introduced a range of measures to restrict Chinese access to American technology as the two powers vie for dominance.

Is a US science degree worth the risk for China’s top STEM students?
China’s street vendors can help ease unemployment, but can they fend off the city guardians?

Government says roadside stalls and small shops are ways for ordinary people to make a living in a post-coronavirus economy.

6 Jun 2020 - 10:36PM

Government says roadside stalls and small shops are ways for ordinary people to make a living in a post-coronavirus economy.

China’s street vendors can help ease unemployment, but can they fend off the city guardians?
From keep fit craze to online dating boom: how coronavirus could change Chinese people’s lifestyles

The Covid-19 pandemic could result in a fitness boom as people emerge from lockdown determined to live a fitter and healthier live

31 May 2020 - 11:00PM

The Covid-19 pandemic could result in a fitness boom as people emerge from lockdown determined to live a fitter and healthier live

From keep fit craze to online dating boom: how coronavirus could change Chinese people’s lifestyles
Coronavirus conspiracy leak claims ‘pure fabrication’, Wuhan lab chief says

The Chinese institute did not encounter the pandemic pathogen until December 30 when it was sent a clinical sample, director says.

24 May 2020 - 10:55PM

The Chinese institute did not encounter the pandemic pathogen until December 30 when it was sent a clinical sample, director says.

Coronavirus conspiracy leak claims ‘pure fabrication’, Wuhan lab chief says
Class and the coronavirus: as China’s wealthy cut back on life’s luxuries, the nation’s poorest are in a fight for survival

Migrant workers and the residents of rural areas are bearing the brunt of the employment crisis in China caused by Covid-19.

21 May 2020 - 12:03PM

Migrant workers and the residents of rural areas are bearing the brunt of the employment crisis in China caused by Covid-19.

Class and the coronavirus: as China’s wealthy cut back on life’s luxuries, the nation’s poorest are in a fight for survival
What will China’s Covid-19 new normal look like? Health chiefs paint a cautious picture

Authorities are easing the last of the country’s emergency restrictions but constant monitoring will be here for the longer term, they say.

14 May 2020 - 10:58PM

Authorities are easing the last of the country’s emergency restrictions but constant monitoring will be here for the longer term, they say.

What will China’s Covid-19 new normal look like? Health chiefs paint a cautious picture
China’s coronavirus blues clouds hopes for Labour Day holiday spending spree

The government has extended the annual break to give an extra shot in the arm for the economy after months of lockdowns but with still more uncertainty ahead, the country’s consumers might not be in the mood to splurge.

1 May 2020 - 3:03PM

The government has extended the annual break to give an extra shot in the arm for the economy after months of lockdowns but with still more uncertainty ahead, the country’s consumers might not be in the mood to splurge.

China’s coronavirus blues clouds hopes for Labour Day holiday spending spree
Coronavirus: China is getting back on its feet, but who forgot to tell Beijing?

Strict social distancing and quarantine measures remain in force in the nation’s capital, where fears of a second wave of imported infections remain high.

23 Apr 2020 - 8:00AM

Strict social distancing and quarantine measures remain in force in the nation’s capital, where fears of a second wave of imported infections remain high.

Coronavirus: China is getting back on its feet, but who forgot to tell Beijing?
Coronavirus: How China’s army of food delivery drivers helped keep country going during outbreak

Buying and paying for meals and supplies online was already second nature for many Chinese before the Covid-19 lockdown.

7 Apr 2020 - 10:02PM

Buying and paying for meals and supplies online was already second nature for many Chinese before the Covid-19 lockdown.

Coronavirus: How China’s army of food delivery drivers helped keep country going during outbreak
New Chinese research may point to possible role of children in coronavirus spread

Covid-19 symptoms tend to be milder in kids, according to studies in Zhejiang and Wuhan, with asymptomatic infections ‘not uncommon’. But experts say more investigation is needed.

29 Mar 2020 - 11:36PM

Covid-19 symptoms tend to be milder in kids, according to studies in Zhejiang and Wuhan, with asymptomatic infections ‘not uncommon’. But experts say more investigation is needed.

New Chinese research may point to possible role of children in coronavirus spread