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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A recent survey found that large proportion of young, unmarried people did not expect to tie the knot at a later date.
Battle at Lake Changjin, featuring Wolf Warrior star Wu Jing and teen idol Jackson Yee, is tipped to dominate the box office during the week-long holiday.
A tepid job market at home and the allure of an American education is prompting many in China to reboot their overseas study plans.
Strict lockdowns in some parts of the country and growing economic uncertainty are likely to dampen tourism and spending during the National Day holiday.
The coronavirus variant upended travel plans over the summer and people are keen to leave the house.
A ban on weekend classes was supposed to give pupils more leisure time, but many mothers and fathers are more worried about their children falling behind.
Reforms designed to reduce the burden on pupils have worried parents who fear they will reduce their ability to communicate with the outside world.
A government shift towards making physical strength and ability a higher priority is putting pressure on children, parents and newly swamped coaches.
The off-campus tutoring sector, which employed millions under 35, was struggling with the impact of Covid-19. A sudden policy change has left it reeling.
Chinese students keen to get an American education amid geopolitical tension and the spread of Delta must make a big investment – and that’s just the airfare.
Amendment approved by top legislative body also includes support measures to encourage people to have bigger families, but demographer says it may not be enough to reverse trend of fertility decline.
The authorities in the capital said there were tens of thousands of posts ‘available’ for those leaving the sector after it was hit with severe restrictions.
Roads closed and public transport disrupted in parts of the Chinese capital. Celebrations to start with a ceremony but it’s not known what else is planned.
The party held its first national congress in July 1921 but the political confusion of the times left exact day unclear.
Zhang Weiwei, who ‘laughed his head off’ at claims of human rights abuses in Xinjiang, believes the country should speak to foreigners in ‘language they can understand’
A white paper extolling the merits of the political system, which enshrines the CCP’s primacy, says it is a major contributor to humanity.
Shanghai infectious diseases expert is a household name for leading from the front line and speaking out against excessively harsh lockdown measures.
Census figures confirm that the country is greying rapidly and the pool of people paying into pensions is shrinking fast.
Beijing has relaxed its family planning rules, but researchers aren’t optimistic that young Chinese will be convinced to have more children.
Vice-premiers, ministers and economic stars appear at first plenary meeting of group tackling peak emissions and carbon neutrality.
Since its founding 100 years ago, China’s ruling party now has almost 92 million members.
Is there more to China’s offers to jab athletes than simply showing solidarity to a fellow Olympics host?
The Communist Party influences and oversees almost every aspect of life in China, from the government to the army, society and business.
Foundation of economic recovery remains shaky and employment target will not be easy to hit, he warned last month, according to newly released transcript.
Video footage of big cats prowling the streets and tea plantations of Hangzhou viewed more than 4 million times.
Social media users heap scorn on report but school principal says she has trained many students in her secret method.
Travel demand is expected to explode as health officials give their blessing to enjoy the break without fear of the pandemic.
Earth Day’s virtual summit of world leaders could be an opportunity to establish Beijing’s green credentials.
Digital economy accounts for growing share of GDP but the law has not kept pace, and false advertising, unlicensed workers and non-refundable payments are rife.
The American Jobs Plan announced this week moves away from small government, tax-cutting policies.