Weekly US-China News-Issue: March 17th, 2015

 

Policy

Chinese Premier Vows Tougher Regulation on Air Pollution – The New York Times

China to ‘refresh’ policy on visitors to Hong Kong – Reuters 

Market

China Plans More Action to Spur Growth – The Wall Street Journal

What slowdown? Chinese firms most upbeat in a year – CNBC

Uber enters electric-car market in tie-up with China’s BYD – MarketWatch

Opinion: China’s tourists are leaking money – MarketWatch 

China’s water crisis opens giant market for business -Eco-Business

Individual investors in FTZ will be allowed to invest in overseas stock markets – ShanghaiDaily

Ecommerce/Tech

Wired women: the $3tn women powering China’s tech boom – The Guardian

In an unexpected move, Tencent opens e-store on Alibaba’s Tmall – Tech In Asia

Banking

Mainland China central banker warns over fragmented control in bond market – South China Morning Post

China puts brakes on banks’ rate freedom – Financial Times

Real Estate

Evergrande Slashes Prices on Commercial Property in Bid to Hit Sales Target – Real Estate

Institutional investors expected to put more money in real estate – ShanghaiDaily

Education

Penn Wharton China Center opens in Beijing – The Daily Pennsylvanian 

Guangdong Couple Becomes China’s Latest Online Education Billionaires – Forbes

Agriculture

China Emerging as a Key Market for Agricultural Products – USDA

Organic produce demand increases in Hong Kong -The Oregonian

China Business Insight

How One China Strategist Leapt His Own Great Wall – China Business Review

The Dawn of Chinese Consultancy Companies? – China Business Review

Marketing to Chinese Millennials – Thoughtful China

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