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Superfans lie low as China cracks down on 'false idols'
by Dan Martin - October 2, 2021 - 11:34am
Fans power China's lucrative idol economy, previously forecast by state media to be worth 140 billion yuan ($21.6 billion) by 2022.
Huawei to unveil new OS, push into software to weather US pressure
by Dan Martin - May 25, 2021 - 6:12pm
Chinese tech giant Huawei on Tuesday said it would launch a long-awaited new operating system for smartphones next week, part of an all-out push into the software industry aimed at weathering US sanctions...
A year after first death in China, coronavirus source still a puzzle
by Dan Martin - January 10, 2021 - 12:06pm
January 11 marks the anniversary of China confirming its first death from COVID-19, a 61-year-old man who was a regular at the now-notorious Wuhan wet market.
China's shoppers splash the cash in world's biggest spending spree
by Dan Martin - November 11, 2020 - 6:22pm
Chinese consumers snapped up everything from food to electronics and beauty products Wednesday as retailers slashed prices for the world's largest online shopping bonanza.
China's Ant Group facing regulatory pressure ahead of record IPO
by Dan Martin - November 3, 2020 - 3:36pm
Ahead of its record-breaking maiden share sale, fintech giant Ant Group is facing growing Chinese pressure over potential risks in its online lending business.
Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking COVID lawsuits
by Dan Martin - September 17, 2020 - 1:55pm
"They say the epidemic was a natural calamity. But these serious outcomes are man-made, and you need to find who's to blame," said Zhong, 67.
China tries to flip the pandemic script, starring a 'reborn' Wuhan
by Dan Martin - September 6, 2020 - 2:13pm
Lost in this retelling, however, is that a wet market in Wuhan is widely believed to be ground zero for the pandemic.
China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak
by Dan Martin - January 11, 2020 - 3:58pm
China on Saturday reported the first death from a virus believed to be from the same family as the SARS pathogen that killed hundreds in China and Hong Kong more than a decade ago.
Smooth succession: Jack Ma eases out of a thriving Alibaba
by Dan Martin - September 8, 2019 - 12:55pm
Jack Ma steps down next week as chairman of Alibaba, but the start-up he built into an online retail behemoth is expected to keep thriving into a new era thanks to a culture of innovation he helped nurture.
Xi pledges to open China's markets wider to an impatient world
by Dan Martin - November 5, 2018 - 3:53pm
President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged to widen access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to Trumpism, as he kicked off an import expo amid foreign accusations that he has backtracked on promises...
Alibaba founder Jack Ma to step down in 2019, pledges 'smooth transition'
by Dan Martin - September 10, 2018 - 11:17am
Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announced on Monday he would step down as leader of the pioneering Chinese e-commerce giant in one year, but insisted that a planned leadership transition would not break the company's...
Memories of China's founding
by Dan Martin - October 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Sixty years ago, 19-year-old Geng Zhifeng looked up in elation as revolutionary leader Mao Zedong stood on the Tiananmen rostrum and proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
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