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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Weakening yuan, possible China slowdown worry Sogo store operator as profit plunges by half
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

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

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

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

Owning a home in the world’s most expensive property market just got tougher as banks raise mortgage rates
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

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

Chinese dairy giant Yili moves into Pakistan to escape ghost of milk scandals in home market
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

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.

How ‘Asura’’s record budget produced an epic box office flop
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

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

Producers yank China’s most expensive movie from screens after three meagre days at the box office
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

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

China bars access to offshore tech darlings in unexpected move to halt capital flight as markets fall
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
Tencent-backed health care platform WeDoctor shrugs off bear market concerns, prepares for Hong Kong IPO
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

4 Jul 2018 - 11:30PM

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

With Louis Vuitton bag costing just US$100 more in China, will mainlanders still head to Hong Kong for shopping expeditions?
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

3 Jul 2018 - 5:03AM

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

Chinese films overtake Hollywood at the box office in the first half
Cobalt, lithium and nickel are booming due to China’s insatiable appetite for electric vehicles
China’s firms are scouring the world for mineral ores in pursuit of nation’s electric dream
China’s third largest education provider Puxin surges 25pc on New York debut
Hong Kong’s Swire sells two office towers in Cityplaza development for US$1.9 billion
Shares in Chinese education firms fall in wake of Muddy Waters’ attack on TAL Education
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

14 Jun 2018 - 10:57PM

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

Who needs Ronaldo? China’s World Cup hopes rest on the crayfish
SJM shareholders approve casino mogul Stanley Ho’s retirement as he cedes reins to his heirs