Jane Li

Jane Li is a reporter covering China’s economy and social trends. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master's degree in journalism. Prior to SCMP, she worked for Bloomberg Businessweek and her stories have featured in MSNBC, Quartz and the Financial Times’ Chinese site.
Jane Li
Jane Li is a reporter covering China’s economy and social trends. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master's degree in journalism. Prior to SCMP, she worked for Bloomberg Businessweek and her stories have featured in MSNBC, Quartz and the Financial Times’ Chinese site.

Latest from Jane Li

Shares of Chinese butchers plunge as reports of African swine fever outbreak spreads in China

The deadly fever that hit northeastern Liaoning province in early August has spread to central China’s Zhengzhou city

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Shares of Chinese butchers plunge as reports of African swine fever outbreak spreads in China

The deadly fever that hit northeastern Liaoning province in early August has spread to central China’s Zhengzhou city

China’s top ‘butcher’ WH Group posts worse-than-expected profit as trade war hurts US business

The company says its US unit will increase exports to countries like Japan and South Korea as the trade war continues

14 Aug 2018 - 10:43PM
China’s top ‘butcher’ WH Group posts worse-than-expected profit as trade war hurts US business

The company says its US unit will increase exports to countries like Japan and South Korea as the trade war continues

Liquor and pickles the new flavours for investors as China’s consumers tighten purse strings
Weakening yuan, possible China slowdown worry Sogo store operator as profit plunges by half

The Sogo Causeway Bay store recorded a 20.1 per cent growth in sales in the first six months of 2018 and a 42.8 per cent increase at the Tsim Sha Tsui branch

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Weakening yuan, possible China slowdown worry Sogo store operator as profit plunges by half

The Sogo Causeway Bay store recorded a 20.1 per cent growth in sales in the first six months of 2018 and a 42.8 per cent increase at the Tsim Sha Tsui branch

Bank of East Asia and China Merchants Port kicked out of benchmark Hang Seng Index

Sino Biopharmaceutical and Shenzhou International Group take their place on the index from September 10

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Bank of East Asia and China Merchants Port kicked out of benchmark Hang Seng Index

Sino Biopharmaceutical and Shenzhou International Group take their place on the index from September 10

Xi Jinping’s favourite baozi shop gets a financial lifeline from Fosun, eyes a stock market listing
Owning a home in the world’s most expensive property market just got tougher as banks raise mortgage rates

New HSBC, Bank of China (HK) and Hang Seng Bank home loan borrowers to pay more from Monday, and further rise expected by the end of August

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Owning a home in the world’s most expensive property market just got tougher as banks raise mortgage rates

New HSBC, Bank of China (HK) and Hang Seng Bank home loan borrowers to pay more from Monday, and further rise expected by the end of August

Prudential’s focus on Asia pays off as region generates higher profit for insurance giant
China retail sales fall in July in blow to government plan to have shoppers offset trade war effects
Heineken eyes China’s premium beer market, signs US$3.1 billion deal with country’s biggest brewer
Chinese dairy giant Yili moves into Pakistan to escape ghost of milk scandals in home market

The country’s milk firms are still struggling in the aftermath of the melamine contamination scandal of 2008 which killed at least six children

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Chinese dairy giant Yili moves into Pakistan to escape ghost of milk scandals in home market

The country’s milk firms are still struggling in the aftermath of the melamine contamination scandal of 2008 which killed at least six children

Samsonite shrugs off short seller attack as it plans to add more stores in Asia-Pacific
How ‘Asura’’s record budget produced an epic box office flop

The flop by China’s most expensive movie is a reminder that cinema patrons in the US$8.2 billion box office market are rapidly changing their tastes, and that Hollywood stardust may be coming off from blockbuster epics.

20 Jul 2018 - 7:55PM
How ‘Asura’’s record budget produced an epic box office flop

The flop by China’s most expensive movie is a reminder that cinema patrons in the US$8.2 billion box office market are rapidly changing their tastes, and that Hollywood stardust may be coming off from blockbuster epics.

Surge in lipsticks sales in China points to influence of internet celebrities – not looming downturn
Surge in China’s top lingerie maker short-lived even with Victoria’s Secret ex-CEO on board
Producers yank China’s most expensive movie from screens after three meagre days at the box office

The epic ‘Asura’, with a production budget of 750 million yuan (US$112 million), reported 49 million yuan (US$7.3 million) in ticket sales during its opening weekend

23 Jul 2018 - 12:46PM
Producers yank China’s most expensive movie from screens after three meagre days at the box office

The epic ‘Asura’, with a production budget of 750 million yuan (US$112 million), reported 49 million yuan (US$7.3 million) in ticket sales during its opening weekend

Downpour fails to douse city’s housing fever as two developers post near-complete sales
China bars access to offshore tech darlings in unexpected move to halt capital flight as markets fall

The temporary exclusion of companies with so-called weighted voting rights (WVRs) could hurt Xiaomi and other tech start-ups

15 Jul 2018 - 12:06PM
China bars access to offshore tech darlings in unexpected move to halt capital flight as markets fall

The temporary exclusion of companies with so-called weighted voting rights (WVRs) could hurt Xiaomi and other tech start-ups

Chinese online travel major Ctrip to assist female executives with pregnancy costs, including freezing of eggs
Macau casinos could get caught in US-China trade war crossfire, say analysts
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