China’s central government has tried to fix the country’s toxic work culture, especially banning the “996” — working from 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week. But China expert Arnold Ma does not believe the workers themselves really want this, he tells Jing Daily.Read More →

China’s authorities have been cracking down on education, tutoring and foreign teachers, scaring foreign firms and teachers. China lawyer Mark Schaub summarizes an earlier webinar under Chatham rules. No reason to panic, he says at his vlog. “It makes completely sense what the government is currently doing. If there is a demand, there will be a way to carry on.”Read More →

China’s booming tech sector was mainly funded by private and sometimes overseas investors. Those days might be over as the state takes over that funding, with ride-hailing company Didi as a prime example, says business analyst Shaun Rein in Pymnts.Read More →

China and the US have continued their warrior diplomacy, also after US president Joe Biden took over from Donald Trump. CFR-scholar Ian Johnson sees both upsides and downsides in the fierce language both countries use to define their relationship, he tells at ShanghaiEyes.Read More →

China’s Xi Jinping is framing his new policies as a new way to diminish the gap between poor and rich in China. While under his predecessors’ new policies were a matter of waiting until they would be replaced by the next slogan, Xi’s slogans like those on the “common prosperity” are here to stay, says political analyst Victor Shih in Asia Times.Read More →