The arrest of HNA founder and group chairman Chen Feng, and CEO Tan Xiangdong, last week was yet another signal indicating a major change in China’s economic relations, based on guanxi or old-style relations between power brokers, says political analyst Victor Shih to Bloomberg.Read More →

The fall down of Evergrande, China’s second largest real estate giant, has rattled global investors. Strategic analyst Sara Hsu expects its fallout will be huge in China, but its effect outside China is only marginal, she tells at NBC.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 →

Former New York Times correspondent Howard French, author of  China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa, discusses at the International Peace Institute how now two million Chinese immigrants and 2,500 Chinese companies build up an over US$200 billion trade between China and Africa.Read More →

China did not comply with the conditions it signed up for when it entered the World Trade Organization (WTO), says former White House advisor Harry Broadman at the NACD Northern California Chapter in a discussion about American business in China. And while US president Joe Biden has taken on China bilaterally, it needs collective action to change the country’s attitude to trade, he adds.Read More →

Typically, China’s economy comes to a standstill during the annual Chinese New Year, but not in 2021, explains business analyst Shaun Rein to CNBCTV. GovermentalCovid-19 restrictions make it tough for migrant workers to return home, and double salaries at the factories might encourage them to continue working during the festival. Other industries like travel and leisure might suffer, though.Read More →