Jane Li

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

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

23 Oct 2019 - 3:25PM
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

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
14 Aug 2018 - 9:00AM
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

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

13 Aug 2018 - 11:09PM
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

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

10 Aug 2018 - 11:18PM
10 Aug 2018 - 1:57PM
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

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

10 Aug 2018 - 3:18PM
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15 Oct 2018 - 12:19PM
3 Aug 2018 - 10:58PM
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

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

2 Aug 2018 - 4:54PM
31 Jul 2018 - 7:20AM
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.

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
18 Jul 2018 - 11:18PM
17 Jul 2018 - 7:00PM
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

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
14 Jul 2018 - 11:06PM
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

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
12 Jul 2018 - 10:57PM
12 Jul 2018 - 7:03AM
10 Jul 2018 - 7:45AM
With Louis Vuitton bag costing just US$100 more in China, will mainlanders still head to Hong Kong for shopping expeditions?

Tax cut and weakening yuan could affect the way Chinese tourists spend their money in the city, say analysts

Tax cut and weakening yuan could affect the way Chinese tourists spend their money in the city, say analysts

4 Jul 2018 - 11:30PM
Chinese films overtake Hollywood at the box office in the first half

Domestic films account for 60 per cent of the US$2.85b in film ticket sales during the first six months of the year

Domestic films account for 60 per cent of the US$2.85b in film ticket sales during the first six months of the year

3 Jul 2018 - 5:03AM
3 Jul 2018 - 8:57PM
30 Jun 2018 - 8:01AM
15 Jun 2018 - 11:34PM
15 Jun 2018 - 11:24PM
14 Jun 2018 - 8:44PM
Who needs Ronaldo? China’s World Cup hopes rest on the crayfish

They may not have sent a team, but the Chinese have delivered a trainload of crayfish to Russia in a bid to stoke the appetite of football fans and boost overseas demand

They may not have sent a team, but the Chinese have delivered a trainload of crayfish to Russia in a bid to stoke the appetite of football fans and boost overseas demand

14 Jun 2018 - 10:57PM
16 Jan 2019 - 11:56AM