February 10th – February 16th, 2015

 

China nears complete end to all residency restrictions – MarketWatch

News Analysis: China set to bolster service trade – Xinhua News

China’s Foreign Direct Investment grows fastest in 4 years – Shanghai Daily

China’s urban sprawl raises key question: can it feed its people? – The Guardian 

China’s rich to get even richer this year – CNBC

Market

Great Wall Stall Frustrates Apple Pay in China – Caixin

China has a new taxi app monopolist – and it isn’t Uber  – Fortune 

E-commerce

Jack Ma Says Alibaba At ‘Most Critical Moment’ As China Starts New Investigation – Forbes

Unlocking E-Commerce Payments into and out of China – PaymentWeek

iResearch Forecasts The Trend of Online Shopping Market – iResearch

China Online Shopping Market Reaches Over 10% Penetration – iResearch

China E-commerce Market Rises 21.3% in 2014 -iResearch

Banking

Sneak peek on China bank earnings offers worrying credit cost picture – South China Morning Post

China Inc’s bank-free shopping spree – Financial Times

Watch out: Yuan plunge is possible, warn analysts – MarketWatch

China Firms Replace Banks to Drive Hong Kong Rents: Real Estate – Bloomberg

Tencent-Backed WeBank Begins Trial Operation – The Wall Street Journal

Real Estate

Chinese Real-Estate Firm Looks West—to California – The Wall Street Journal

CHINA’S ELITE BUY BAY AREA PROPERTIES AT RECORD RATE – ABC7NEWS.COM

Real-Estate Firms Tap Chinese Brokers – The Wall Street Journal   –   New York City Is a Favored Spot for Investors From China

The Lure of the Gold Coast – New York Times –  Wealthy Chinese Buyers Head to New York’s Suburbs

Education

US Colleges Seek Economic Diversity in Students From China – New York Times

Cornell, Chinese university create family biz program – ithacajournal

From Wealth to Health: Rich Chinese Seek Spiritual Fulfillment-The Wall Street Journal   –  Executives Spurn M.B.A.s for Philosophy Classes, Shopping Excursions for Buddhist Meditations

Agriculture

Food Labeling for Companies Manufacturing or Distributing Food in China – Food Safety Magazine 

Chinese customs rejected hundreds of ‘substandard’ imported wines in 2014 – Decanter China

AmCham China Members Seek Greater Cooperation with China on Agriculture – China Money Network

US farm firms urge easing of barriers to investment – Ecns.cn

USA signs agreement with China to export apples – Far Eastern Agriculture

Orange crops have taken a bruising recently in US, China – ChinaDaily

Growing U.S. hog herd, flat Chinese demand slams pork prices – Reuters 

 

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