Weekly US-China News-Issue: May 19th, 2015


China approves $40 billion of rail, subway projects to bolster economy – Reuters 

China retakes spot as biggest holder of U.S. debt – CNN Money

Netflix Said to Be in Early Talks With Chinese Companies – New York Times

Wal-Mart China Seeks Redemption With Alipay Partnership – Forbes

Spilling the beans on China’s booming coffee culture – The Guardian


Wish, a Direct-From-China Shopping App, Lures Bargain Hunters – The Wall Street Journal 

China’s Xiaomi lands in the US, but leaves some things behind – CNET

Baidu, China’s Leading Search Engine, Makes Strategic Investment In Content Recommendation Platform Taboola – Tech Crunch 

China’s JD.com in online pharmacy tie-up with Shanghai Pharma – Reuters 

Yiwugou.com Wins The Best Transformation Enterprise of China E-commerce Award – PRNewswire

Alibaba denies Kering accusations – Ecns.cn


Ready for the World Stage? As China Opens Up, Its Central Bank Remains a Mystery – Bloomberg 

Chinese banks took the four top spots in Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful companies – Quartz 

Tencent Expands Net Bank Experiment to 50,000 Social Media Users – Caixin

China may give go-ahead to opening bank accounts online – Ecns.cn

Real Estate

China’s northeastern region hardest hit by real estate downturn – South China Morning Post

Chinese housing inventories: a threat to growth? – Financial Times

 With China’s Real Estate Market Remaining Murkey, Buyers Continue to Go Abroad  – Jing Daily


China’s Great Academic Leap Forward – Bloomberg

Agriculture/Food and Wine

Young Chinese wine drinkers driving ‘fundamental’ change – Decanter

China’s Wine Industry Explodes, But Not Yet On The World Stage – International Business Times

China’s middle class turns to organics after food safety scares – The Guardian 

China Releases Harshest Food Safety Law in History – China Briefing 

China’s New Dietary Supplement Law Goes into Effect in October. But Will It Solve the Problems? – Nutritional Outlook

Farmers Markets with Chinese Characteristics – Huffington Post

China Business Insight

How China’s Disruptors Will Eat Your Lunch – Forbes

Top Chinese Art Collectors: What ( and Whay) They Buy – Jing Daily

Exclusive Interview: China Guardian President Hu Yanyan on Chinese Collectors and Corporate Changes – Jing Daily


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