A series of changes in social and economic policies in China shows that growth is still the priority for Beijing, but concerns over local government debt and investor confidence are unlikely to disappear any time soon.
Efforts to defend Beijing’s official narrative have intensified this year, as the country’s post-coronavirus economic recovery slowed amid mounting problems.
The amendment would give police discretion to enforce a vague dress code, undoing progress in China that saw the state recede from people’s daily lives.
By cutting home down payments and lowering mortgage rates, China is pumping more money into an ailing sector crucial to local government revenues and national economic soundness.
Israel’s embrace of ‘balagan’ or chaos has boosted the nation’s tech prowess, but China’s aversion to risks in fields like AI and proposed regulations on reviewing apps are likely to dampen the spirit of innovation.
Despite its role in supporting China’s economic boom, private capital still carries a whiff of notoriety in the country.
There are signs China’s real estate party is coming to an end, and the moment of reckoning is looming large for property developers, homeowners and the government.
Guandan, a card game that began as a regional pastime, has become exceptionally popular among Chinese bureaucrats, and those who want to impress them.
Central policymakers seem to think that Chinese people have money to spend, but do they?
The Chinese government’s official policies recognise the private sector’s role in national development, yet there is still some bias against this part of the economy.
Regulating AI-generated content will be a global challenge, even more so for the Chinese government as it risks stifling innovation by using existing censorship controls.
China’s economic rise has created a sizeable middle class, but it is now bearing the brunt of the nation’s economic changes.
Open and candid exchanges about the national economy have helped authorities pinpoint problems and find quick solutions, but the silencing of prominent financial writer Wu Xiaobo could put a dent in those lively debates.
The black code’s lingering existence is a reminder of the days when China implemented draconian pandemic controls and this situation needs to end for travellers.
The founder of China’s largest online domestic helper agency tells Luohan Academy forum that a shortage of labour in the near future is one of the biggest risks it faces amid the country’s declining birth rate.
It is more important than ever for Alibaba to focus on small businesses and merchants, the group’s chief strategist said on Wednesday, endorsing a strategic business pivot initiated by its founder Jack Ma.
Beijing has rolled out the red carpet for global executives such as Elon Musk and Bill Gates, but China should also consider giving its own entrepreneurs the recognition they deserve.
Shanghai, behind China’s Great Firewall and under capital account controls, is unable to rival Hong Kong as a global financial centre, even though it is embedded deeper within China’s economic machine.
There is broad consensus that the central government must act to counteract anaemic post-pandemic growth, as premiers have done in the past.
The nation’s birth rate is plunging, its debt bubble is threatening to burst, and its allure as the world’s factory is losing its shine.
While China’s latest youth unemployment rate is comparable to global figures, it is particularly concerning given the country’s unique demographic structure.
The fundamental way to improve consumer spending on the mainland is to increase people’s income and lift their confidence.
The Chinese government has finally woken up to demographic reality, but Beijing’s challenge is that boosting fertility will be much harder than punishing people for having more babies.
Jack Ma, the face of Chinese entrepreneurship and founder of Alibaba, has returned to public life as an educator and researcher, accepting professorships at several universities, including in Tel Aviv and Kigali.
Beneath this debate over the name of railway terminals, there lies China’s quest to determine its position in the world.
A bestselling book on how Chinese rulers rewrote their brutal history 3,000 years ago is shedding light on why narratives about the past can help the state build up legitimacy.
Ma, who taught English before entering business, would be the highest-profile addition to HKU’s Business School, as the institution invites entrepreneurs to bring real-world relevance to its academic courses.