China Business & Economy

SEC Charges Underwriter of Fraudulent Chinese Firm

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Brokerage firm Macquarie Capital allegedly cost investors millions of dollars by underwriting the public offering of a fraudulent China-based company, according to charges announced March...

  • Workers manufactures toys for overseas export on December 8, 2014 in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province of China. Most of the dangerous non-food products identified by a European Union agency last year were made in China, a March 23 European Commision press release says.(ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

    Chinese Products in First Place on EU Blacklist

    From flammable toys to poisonous shoes, most of the dangerous nonfood products identified by a European Union agency last year were made in China, a... Read more

  • A Chinese worker paints ceramic Smurfs at a ceramics factory in Fujian Province, China, on Dec. 7, 2014. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    On the Ground Data Confirms China Slowdown

    When looking at China, many people forget that official data is very unreliable, sometimes even made up, so any kind of analysis rests on very... Read more

  • The logo of Fosun International in front of the company's headquarters in Shanghai. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fosun International, China’s Largest Holding Company, Pivots Abroad

    While most bankers were on holiday in late December 2014, a bidding war was wrapping up to acquire Club Méditerranée SA. Better known as Club... Read more

  • British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (L) speaks with Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture general manager Guo Liming in front of a nuclear reactor under construction at a nuclear power plant in Taishan, Guangdong province, on October 17, 2013. The Chinese regime is trying to win several contracts to build nuclear power facilities in other countries. (BOBBY YIP/AFP/Getty Images)

    Made-in-China Nuclear Power Plants Coming to a City Near You

    Two of the largest state-run nuclear power companies in China are expected to merge, which will give the Chinese regime extra power to build and... Read more

  • A person walks in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Yahoo’s China Exit Fits Company Strategy

    Yahoo’s move to pull out of China and close an office with only 300 people doesn’t sound like a big deal. However, it proves the... Read more

  • A Yahoo logo is shown on a screen during a keynote address by Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer at the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Yahoo Leaves China, Shuttering Beijing Office

    With the closing of its Beijing research center, Yahoo Inc. has called it a day in China. The Sunnyvale, California-based Internet giant on Wednesday told... Read more

  • A group of Chinese workers build a house in an alley in Beijing on May 24, 2014. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Housing Crash Continues

    House prices in China can fall fast, especially around the Chinese New Year, just to quickly recover soon after. We saw this in 2011 and... Read more

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, shows the way to guests who attended the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China, Oct. 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Takaki Yajima)

    What Is China’s Infrastructure Bank All About?

    At the end of the day, the issues surrounding the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are about politics, not economics. So let’s first get the... Read more

  • Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma gestures during a speech at the National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei on March 3, 2015. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Amazon and Alibaba Cooperation Highlights Difference Between Two Systems

    Some people view Amazon’s move to open an online shop on Alibaba’s Tmall as a sign of defeat. In fact, while both companies could benefit,... Read more

  • Former Hong Kong legislator Martin Lee waits to give his testimony before Parliament’s foreign affairs committee on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    China’s ‘Clumsy’ Diplomacy Gives Hong Kong Democracy Advocates a Boost: Canadian MP

    OTTAWA—An “insulting” and “heavy-handed” letter from the Chinese embassy gave Hong Kong democracy advocates unexpected publicity at Parliament’s foreign affairs subcommittee Tuesday. The low-profile hearing... Read more

  • Chinese day traders chat as they sit in front of stock tickers on a board at a brokerage firm on January 22, 2015 in Beijing, China. China's economic growth has slowed to its weakest point in years to 7.4 percent. While its growth is still stronger than most world economies, China announced Tuesday a strategy to encourage domestic consumption and investment including retail spending in an effort to boost growth. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    China Expert Explains the Country’s Chronic Problems

    No matter where you look, China is swamped with problems. The economy is a gigantic bubble and political infighting is paralyzing the regime. To some,... Read more

  • Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun speaks during a product launch on May 15, 2014, in Beijing, China. Xiaomi smartphones were found to contain spyware and unliscensed versions of Android. (ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

    New Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE Smartphones Are Sold With Spyware, Say Researchers

    The security risks found in China’s smartphones—particularly those from Xiaomi, the country’s largest smartphone maker—may tie to a deeper problem, according to recent findings from... Read more

  • Stackers and reclaimers move iron ore to rail cars at Rio Tinto's Port Dampier operations in Western Australia's Pilbara region.  (Amy Coopes/AFP/Getty Images)

    Commodities Routed as China Cuts Growth

    As China’s top economic officials announced a slower economic growth forecast, the commodities markets are bracing for another rout in 2015. Last Thursday at the... Read more

  • Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing (R) listens to his son Victor Li Tzar-kuoi during a press conference in Hong Kong, on Jan. 9, 2015. According to democracy activist Edward Chin, Asia's richest man is feeling the pressure from Beijing. (Phillipe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Democracy Activist Calls China’s Communist Party an ‘Evil Empire’

    HONG KONG—When you fight for freedom, sacrifices have to be made. Even well-to-do hedge fund managers like Edward Chin of 2047 HK Monitor are not... Read more

  • A stock investor reacts after watching share prices at a securities firm in Fuyang, China's Anhui province, on Jan. 19, 2015.      (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Chinese Economic Data Can’t Be Trusted

    Questions have been raised about about China’s economic data for years—but it’s not every day that a top Chinese audit official speaks out about the... Read more

  • A man holds a yellow umbrella during tens of thousands of protesters march for the real universal suffrage on Feb. 1, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong’s Future Bleak Under CCP Rule

    HONG KONG—When you fight for freedom, sacrifices have to be made. Even well-to-do hedge fund managers like Edward Chin of 2047 HK Monitor are not... Read more

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