Weekly US-China News-Issue: April 14th, 2015

Policy

China Takes Another Step in Improving Rule of Law – Caixin

China Limits Neighbors’ Visits to Hong Kong After Smuggling Complaints – The New York Times

Market

China’s March exports shrink 15 percent year-on-year in shock fall – Reuters 

China Growth Last Quarter Seen Worst Since Global Recession – Bloomberg

Why Luxury Brands’ China Price Cuts Won’t Hurt Overseas Sales? – JingDaily

Trade Groups Try to Stem New Chinese Bank-Tech Rules – The Wall Street Journal

Economists React: China’s Consumer Prices Rise Slightly in March – The Wall Street Journal

KFC Owner Sows Upscale Seeds In Search Of China Rebirth – Forbes

Hank Paulson: Economic challenges, China — and the birds – USA Today

After U.S. chip block, China’s plan for 100 petaflop supercomputer may get delayed – Computerworld

Internet

‘Great Cannon of China’ turns internet users into weapon of cyberwar – The Guardian 

China Threatens Sina Corp. Over Insufficient Censorship – The Wall Street Journal

Ecommerce/Technology

E-Commerce Firms, Investors Take Note as China’s Shoppers Look Overseas – Caixin

29-Year-Old Zhang Lianglun Tailors Online Mall Beibei For China’s Young Mothers – Forbes

Time Still Not Ripe for Apple Pay to Enter China Market – Caixin

China’s Tencent Hits $200 Billion Market Cap for First Time – NDTV

WOWO Becoming China’s First O2O IPO Following Its Successful Initial Public Offering on NASDAQ – iResearch

Banking

China Moves to Strengthen Control Over Its Policy Banks – The Wall Street Journal

China Merchants Bank Soars Most in 6 Years on Incentive Plan – Bloomberg

Ping An Launches Subsidiary to Handle New Form of Net Investing – Caixin

Alibaba Unit to Set up Internet Bank in June – Mobile World Live

Real Estate/Investment

What’s Behind China Life Insurers Buying Up American Real Estate? – Forbes

A $250,000 Tour With One Aim: Get Chinese to Buy a Home – Bloomberg

Chinese Investors Bet on U.S. Apartment Development – National Real Estate Investor

Feng shui finds more fans in US real estate – ChinaDaily

The questions Chinese real estate buyers ask – Overseas Property Professional

The Reasons Why China Buys U.S. Treasury Bonds – Investopedia 

Agriculture

California Wines Fuel $1.49 Billion in U.S. Wine Exports in 2014 – PRNewswire

Hoping to woo China with white wine – The Press Democrat

Positive outlook for the California dried plum industry – Western Farm Press

As U.S. Grown Cranberries Gain Recognition in China, Seeing “Red” is a Good Thing – PRWEB

China Business Insight

 How to Build a Social Brand in China – Thoughtful China (Video)

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