Economics & Policy

When pigs float

A massive dump of animal carcasses is a harbinger of tightening food and drug regulation in China

Exit the dragons

Beijing consolidates agencies that patrol surrounding waters but leaves more than enough to stir up trouble

Does China need a social safety net?

Economist Michael Pettis debunks the widely accepted idea that China’s lack of a social safety net is restraining...

CPPCC: Who's who of China's elite

Business leaders gather on China's massive political advisory board to tackle the nation's not-so-pressing questions...

Deciphering the NPC

What to watch for – and what might not come up – at this year’s National Party Congress

NPC: What’s in a number?

Outgoing Premier Wen releases GDP and other figures that will define China’s economy in 2013

Not your average Zhou

Why retaining China’s central banker will speed up financial reform

What reform?

The financial experiment in Wenzhou, China’s cradle of private enterprise, is not all it’s cracked up to be

The great rebalancing

Economist Michael Pettis’ eye-opening new book explains how China’s supposed economic virtues helped trigger the...

The next China?

Myanmar is hesitant to take on China’s money and development model – with good reason

Friends in need

Despite rising political tensions, the Sino-US economic relationship remains surprisingly stable

Let them choose

As the one-child policy continues, Chinese worry that “sibling” will become a word that means nothing

Four dishes and one soup

China’s anti-graft push shows a leadership increasingly wary of public discontent

Labor 2.0

China’s next generation of workers must evolve or be left behind

Vicious cycle

Beijing’s iron grip on organized labor ignites more factory strikes

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