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Paul Gillis

US inspection of listed China firms “little and too late” – Paul Gillis

Under new US rules the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the main U.S. audit regulator will start this year to inspect Chinese firms listed at US stock markets in China, Reuters reports. Accounting professor Paul Gillis is not impressed.

Ian Johnson

Beijing government to move: at last? – Ian Johnson

The Beijing municipal government now seems serious about leaving the old city center and move to the suburbs, a very old plan. For the New York Times journalist Ian Johnson dives into the history of the plans. Most reactions are mildly positive.

Ben Cavender

New US internet companies succeed by complying with the government – Ben Cavender

China has seen a wave of new internet companies, actually succeeding. A surprise after Google, Facebook, Twitter saw them locked out. Business analyst Ben Cavender tells in Quartz what the trick is: complying with the Chinese government. Names? Evernote. LinkedIn. Uber.

Paul Gillis

Sequoia: getting US-listed firms back to China – Paul Gillis

A rising number of Chinese companies, listed in the US, are returning home encouraged by rising stock prices. Bloomberg looks at Sequoia Capital China, one of the firm organizing the shift, and accounting professor Paul Gillis gives his take on the trend.

Sara Hsu

Can China offer its graduates enough jobs? – Sara Hsu

China is trying to employ this year 7.5 million graduates, and while getting a job is not as hard as a few years ago, high-profile politicians have encouraged them to start their own companies. Financial analyst Sara Hsu wonders in the Diplomat whether that will work, even with help from the government.

William Bao Bean

Why O2O is working in China – William Bao Bean

Unlike most group buying ventures, O2O (Online to Offline) is working in China, says managing director William Bao Bean of the ChinaAccelerator in TechinAsia. “Group buying just did not make sense economically for most companies.”

Shaun Rein

Japan tourism catching up among Chinese – Shaun Rein

The Fukushima disaster and a flare of nationalism made a dent in Japan´s position as favorite tourist destination for Chinese. But, helped by a slumping currency, Japan is back on the agenda for Chinese tourists, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in Japan Times.

Wei Gu

Sky high stocks do not boost consumption – Wei Gu

Despite a short correction, Shanghai´s shares are still on record heights, writes WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu in Marketplace. But those records in wealth have not boosted consumption, as investors tend to wait and see what the market is doing.

Rupert Hoogewerf

Britain gains most jobs from Chinese investments – Rupert Hoogewerf

First rich Chinese send their children. Then they invest in real estate. And then other investments and jobs for the locals follow. China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf was the first to discover that trend, and his latest Hurun report shows the UK has been in 2015 a key winner of job creation, led by Huawei, he tells Xinhua.

Sara Hsu

How the Renminbi goes global – Sara Hsu

Step by step, China takes its currency global. The latest move, the launch of the China International Payment System (CIPS) this fall, marks another step forward, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.