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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Are young Chinese falling out of love with marriage?

A recent survey found that large proportion of young, unmarried people did not expect to tie the knot at a later date.

A recent survey found that large proportion of young, unmarried people did not expect to tie the knot at a later date.

Are young Chinese falling out of love with marriage?
17 Oct 2021 - 9:25PM
Korean war epic leads the way as patriotic themes set tone for Chinese movie releases over the National Day holiday

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.

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.

Korean war epic leads the way as patriotic themes set tone for Chinese movie releases over the National Day holiday
2 Oct 2021 - 7:00AM
Chinese students head back to US as Covid-19 entry limits ease

A tepid job market at home and the allure of an American education is prompting many in China to reboot their overseas study plans.

A tepid job market at home and the allure of an American education is prompting many in China to reboot their overseas study plans.

Chinese students head back to US as Covid-19 entry limits ease
28 Sep 2021 - 12:00PM
Covid controls and financial worries take sheen off China’s golden week for millions

Strict lockdowns in some parts of the country and growing economic uncertainty are likely to dampen tourism and spending during the National Day holiday.

Strict lockdowns in some parts of the country and growing economic uncertainty are likely to dampen tourism and spending during the National Day holiday.

Covid controls and financial worries take sheen off China’s golden week for millions
25 Sep 2021 - 3:26PM
In China, Delta means staying closer to home for the holidays

The coronavirus variant upended travel plans over the summer and people are keen to leave the house.

The coronavirus variant upended travel plans over the summer and people are keen to leave the house.

In China, Delta means staying closer to home for the holidays
18 Sep 2021 - 12:23PM
Chinese parents say they will keep pushing children to succeed despite crackdown on private tuition

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.

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.

Chinese parents say they will keep pushing children to succeed despite crackdown on private tuition
21 Sep 2021 - 1:36PM
Chinese parents fear children’s English skills will suffer as schools cut back on language classes and tutors face crackdown

Reforms designed to reduce the burden on pupils have worried parents who fear they will reduce their ability to communicate with the outside world.

Reforms designed to reduce the burden on pupils have worried parents who fear they will reduce their ability to communicate with the outside world.

Chinese parents fear children’s English skills will suffer as schools cut back on language classes and tutors face crackdown
21 Sep 2021 - 1:36PM
Survival of the fittest: sport the new arena for China’s children in tutoring crackdown aftermath

A government shift towards making physical strength and ability a higher priority is putting pressure on children, parents and newly swamped coaches.

A government shift towards making physical strength and ability a higher priority is putting pressure on children, parents and newly swamped coaches.

Survival of the fittest: sport the new arena for China’s children in tutoring crackdown aftermath
21 Sep 2021 - 1:36PM
Dreams die young for China’s private tutors as jobs vanish under sudden crackdown

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.

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.

Dreams die young for China’s private tutors as jobs vanish under sudden crackdown
29 Aug 2021 - 9:22PM
The high price Chinese students pay for university in the US during the Covid-19 pandemic

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.

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.

The high price Chinese students pay for university in the US during the Covid-19 pandemic
21 Aug 2021 - 9:59PM
China passes revised law allowing couples to have up to 3 children

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.

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.

China passes revised law allowing couples to have up to 3 children
20 Aug 2021 - 11:19PM
Beijing city says it will help people who lost jobs as result of China’s crackdown on private tutors to find work

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.

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.

Beijing city says it will help people who lost jobs as result of China’s crackdown on private tutors to find work
17 Aug 2021 - 7:01PM
Traffic shut down, security tight in Beijing ahead of Communist Party centenary

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.

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.

Traffic shut down, security tight in Beijing ahead of Communist Party centenary
2 Jul 2021 - 12:53PM
Explainer | Why China’s Communist Party celebrates anniversary on July 1, earlier than first official meeting

The party held its first national congress in July 1921 but the political confusion of the times left exact day unclear.

The party held its first national congress in July 1921 but the political confusion of the times left exact day unclear.

Why China’s Communist Party celebrates anniversary on July 1, earlier than first official meeting
30 Jun 2021 - 10:00AM
Profile | China’s leaders turn to outspoken ‘true believer’ to help improve country’s image internationally

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’

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’

China’s leaders turn to outspoken ‘true believer’ to help improve country’s image internationally
10 Aug 2021 - 11:39AM
Chinese system is the ‘cat that catches most rats’, says Communist Party ahead of centenary celebrations

A white paper extolling the merits of the political system, which enshrines the CCP’s primacy, says it is a major contributor to humanity.

A white paper extolling the merits of the political system, which enshrines the CCP’s primacy, says it is a major contributor to humanity.

Chinese system is the ‘cat that catches most rats’, says Communist Party ahead of centenary celebrations
25 Jun 2021 - 11:39PM
Profile | Zhang Wenhong is China’s own Dr Fauci: intelligent, humane and protector against Covid-19

Shanghai infectious diseases expert is a household name for leading from the front line and speaking out against excessively harsh lockdown measures.

Shanghai infectious diseases expert is a household name for leading from the front line and speaking out against excessively harsh lockdown measures.

Zhang Wenhong is China’s own Dr Fauci: intelligent, humane and protector against Covid-19
10 Aug 2021 - 11:40AM
The age of uncertainty looming for China’s future retirees

Census figures confirm that the country is greying rapidly and the pool of people paying into pensions is shrinking fast.

Census figures confirm that the country is greying rapidly and the pool of people paying into pensions is shrinking fast.

The age of uncertainty looming for China’s future retirees
7 Jun 2021 - 9:05PM
‘Too much pressure’: mixed reaction to China’s new 3-child policy

Beijing has relaxed its family planning rules, but researchers aren’t optimistic that young Chinese will be convinced to have more children.

Beijing has relaxed its family planning rules, but researchers aren’t optimistic that young Chinese will be convinced to have more children.

‘Too much pressure’: mixed reaction to China’s new 3-child policy
7 Jun 2021 - 9:53AM
Beijing’s high-level power brokers start steering China towards Xi’s carbon-neutral goal

Vice-premiers, ministers and economic stars appear at first plenary meeting of group tackling peak emissions and carbon neutrality.

Vice-premiers, ministers and economic stars appear at first plenary meeting of group tackling peak emissions and carbon neutrality.

Beijing’s high-level power brokers start steering China towards Xi’s carbon-neutral goal
1 Jun 2021 - 6:44AM
Explainer | Joining China’s Communist Party: how and why so many people do it, ‘secret’ members and expulsion

Since its founding 100 years ago, China’s ruling party now has almost 92 million members.

Since its founding 100 years ago, China’s ruling party now has almost 92 million members.

Joining China’s Communist Party: how and why so many people do it, ‘secret’ members and expulsion
21 May 2021 - 9:46AM
As Xi offers vaccines to Tokyo Olympics, China hopes to avoid a boycott of Beijing’s 2022 Winter Games

Is there more to China’s offers to jab athletes than simply showing solidarity to a fellow Olympics host?

Is there more to China’s offers to jab athletes than simply showing solidarity to a fellow Olympics host?

As Xi offers vaccines to Tokyo Olympics, China hopes to avoid a boycott of Beijing’s 2022 Winter Games
17 May 2021 - 10:51AM
Explainer | Structure of China’s Communist Party: party cells, decision-making process, concentration of power

The Communist Party influences and oversees almost every aspect of life in China, from the government to the army, society and business.

The Communist Party influences and oversees almost every aspect of life in China, from the government to the army, society and business.

Structure of China’s Communist Party: party cells, decision-making process, concentration of power
20 May 2021 - 9:38AM
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warns of challenges over jobs, private sector, red tape

Foundation of economic recovery remains shaky and employment target will not be easy to hit, he warned last month, according to newly released transcript.

Foundation of economic recovery remains shaky and employment target will not be easy to hit, he warned last month, according to newly released transcript.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warns of challenges over jobs, private sector, red tape
10 May 2021 - 11:13PM
Leopards spotted in east China city after escaping from safari park

Video footage of big cats prowling the streets and tea plantations of Hangzhou viewed more than 4 million times.

Video footage of big cats prowling the streets and tea plantations of Hangzhou viewed more than 4 million times.

Leopards spotted in east China city after escaping from safari park
8 May 2021 - 6:36PM
Mind power turns boiled eggs into chicks in China? You must be yolking

Social media users heap scorn on report but school principal says she has trained many students in her secret method.

Social media users heap scorn on report but school principal says she has trained many students in her secret method.

Mind power turns boiled eggs into chicks in China? You must be yolking
26 Apr 2021 - 4:08PM
China braces for May holiday surge as Covid-19 threat recedes

Travel demand is expected to explode as health officials give their blessing to enjoy the break without fear of the pandemic.

Travel demand is expected to explode as health officials give their blessing to enjoy the break without fear of the pandemic.

China braces for May holiday surge as Covid-19 threat recedes
26 Apr 2021 - 11:39AM
Tracing China’s climate change journey from denial to decarbonisation

Earth Day’s virtual summit of world leaders could be an opportunity to establish Beijing’s green credentials.

Earth Day’s virtual summit of world leaders could be an opportunity to establish Beijing’s green credentials.

Tracing China’s climate change journey from denial to decarbonisation
19 May 2021 - 1:45PM
Chinese public wait for consumer protection to catch up with e-commerce

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.

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.

Chinese public wait for consumer protection to catch up with e-commerce
6 Apr 2021 - 8:00AM
China-US relations: Biden’s jobs plan proves great economies think alike in a crisis

The American Jobs Plan announced this week moves away from small government, tax-cutting policies.

The American Jobs Plan announced this week moves away from small government, tax-cutting policies.

China-US relations: Biden’s jobs plan proves great economies think alike in a crisis
3 Apr 2021 - 4:00PM