Jane Cai

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

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Xi Jinping has issued a rallying cry, but what is China on alert for?

Analysts say the prospect of a current account deficit, as well as mounting debt, growing hostility from abroad and a slowing economy could be among the risks top cadres have been told to keep watch for.

23 Jan 2019 - 10:27AM
Xi Jinping has issued a rallying cry, but what is China on alert for?

Analysts say the prospect of a current account deficit, as well as mounting debt, growing hostility from abroad and a slowing economy could be among the risks top cadres have been told to keep watch for.

Is the US right to cry foul about forced technology transfer to do business in China – and what is Beijing’s position?

Foreign firms’ concern about having to share tech secrets is being discussed in US-China trade talks, but Beijing’s draft foreign investment law may not convince those sceptical about its enforcement.

14 Jan 2019 - 2:08PM
Is the US right to cry foul about forced technology transfer to do business in China – and what is Beijing’s position?

Foreign firms’ concern about having to share tech secrets is being discussed in US-China trade talks, but Beijing’s draft foreign investment law may not convince those sceptical about its enforcement.

China tightens cybersecurity rules on domestic financial information providers to protect stock markets

Foreign vendors such as Bloomberg and Reuters have been subject to government regulation on market-sensitive financial data since 2009.

27 Dec 2018 - 7:46PM
China tightens cybersecurity rules on domestic financial information providers to protect stock markets

Foreign vendors such as Bloomberg and Reuters have been subject to government regulation on market-sensitive financial data since 2009.

The long (American) arm of the law: how Huawei CFO’s arrest reopened an old wound in China-US relations

Sabrina Meng Wanzhou and her company are the latest to be encircled by America’s ‘long-arm jurisdiction’. The case has stirred debate in China over how the US enforces its laws against foreign businesses and individuals.

18 Dec 2018 - 4:13PM
The long (American) arm of the law: how Huawei CFO’s arrest reopened an old wound in China-US relations

Sabrina Meng Wanzhou and her company are the latest to be encircled by America’s ‘long-arm jurisdiction’. The case has stirred debate in China over how the US enforces its laws against foreign businesses and individuals.

How China’s economic reformers are using US trade war to push demands for opening up

Pro-reform intellectuals, including people close to Vice-Premier Liu He, are urging policymakers to open up economy further and implement pro-market reforms.

29 Nov 2018 - 11:27PM
How China’s economic reformers are using US trade war to push demands for opening up

Pro-reform intellectuals, including people close to Vice-Premier Liu He, are urging policymakers to open up economy further and implement pro-market reforms.

Trump’s technology export controls will not hold China back – we’ll work harder: science vice-minister Xu Nanping

Xu says US limits on exports will not have desired effect

Northern China’s clean air targets get lost in the smog of the trade war

Wenan county in Hebei province is on the front line of the country’s battle against pollution, with the effects visible in the pall of pollution heading towards Beijing.

15 Nov 2018 - 5:44AM
Northern China’s clean air targets get lost in the smog of the trade war

Wenan county in Hebei province is on the front line of the country’s battle against pollution, with the effects visible in the pall of pollution heading towards Beijing.

How China’s ambitious plan to tax global income faces opposition in US, Hong Kong and even Beijing

Individuals spending over half of each year in mainland could have worldwide income taxed – but groups are seek exemptions and US prevents disclosure of taxable assets.

20 Nov 2018 - 3:17PM
How China’s ambitious plan to tax global income faces opposition in US, Hong Kong and even Beijing

Individuals spending over half of each year in mainland could have worldwide income taxed – but groups are seek exemptions and US prevents disclosure of taxable assets.

Chinese experts ‘filtered’ trade war advice to Beijing policymakers

The experts Beijing has called on for guidance in the trade battle with Washington have largely avoided offending their supervisors, hurting strategic policymaking.

22 Oct 2018 - 12:39PM
Chinese experts ‘filtered’ trade war advice to Beijing policymakers

The experts Beijing has called on for guidance in the trade battle with Washington have largely avoided offending their supervisors, hurting strategic policymaking.

Top China adviser tries to boost battered confidence in economy after weak stocks, financial data

Liu He, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser, says words of comfort to business community

20 Oct 2018 - 2:41AM
Top China adviser tries to boost battered confidence in economy after weak stocks, financial data

Liu He, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser, says words of comfort to business community

China’s middle class spend less as they scrimp and save for their children’s education

Parents prioritise school fees and tutoring costs but forgo other spending that the government is counting on to stabilise economic growth.

16 Oct 2018 - 6:51AM
China’s middle class spend less as they scrimp and save for their children’s education

Parents prioritise school fees and tutoring costs but forgo other spending that the government is counting on to stabilise economic growth.

Trade war: why US and China remain so far apart on intellectual property rights
Why China used foreign sources to make its case as the defender of free trade in its war with the United States
Trade war with US to plant seeds of change in China’s cotton industry – one way or another

In the first of a series of articles on how the trade war affects various sectors in China, we look at how those involved in textile production are caught up in a waiting game.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Trade war with US to plant seeds of change in China’s cotton industry – one way or another

In the first of a series of articles on how the trade war affects various sectors in China, we look at how those involved in textile production are caught up in a waiting game.

Why Donald Trump’s threatened trade war with China could also hurt South Korea, Japan and Taiwan

Chinese exports to America rely on products produced by US allies in Asia – which means they could suffer collateral damage from tariffs

28 Jun 2018 - 11:31AM
Why Donald Trump’s threatened trade war with China could also hurt South Korea, Japan and Taiwan

Chinese exports to America rely on products produced by US allies in Asia – which means they could suffer collateral damage from tariffs

Say goodbye to Huallywood? The star tax probe clouding a Chinese city’s movie-making dreams
Foreign firms may be invited to join ‘Made in China 2025’ scheme, sources say

Beijing could adjust plan to dial down trade tensions with Washington but it won’t budge on goal of becoming a tech superpower.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Foreign firms may be invited to join ‘Made in China 2025’ scheme, sources say

Beijing could adjust plan to dial down trade tensions with Washington but it won’t budge on goal of becoming a tech superpower.

China denies ‘rumour’ it offered to cut trade surplus with US by US$200 billion a year

Foreign ministry says talks in Washington are ‘ongoing and constructive’, while government adviser estimates it would take three to five years to hit the target.

18 May 2018 - 11:39PM
China denies ‘rumour’ it offered to cut trade surplus with US by US$200 billion a year

Foreign ministry says talks in Washington are ‘ongoing and constructive’, while government adviser estimates it would take three to five years to hit the target.

Why Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He has the most difficult job in the US-China trade talks
A minefield to walk through: Vice-Premier Liu He must steer China’s hi-tech industries to greatness, even as a trade war with US looms
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