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Millions of Small Businesses Still Starved of Credit
Many small businesses in China had no access to the flood of loans meant to stimulate the economy.
4月17日 18:02
Tracing the Source of Tainted Pork
At least 70 people in Guangzhou fell ill after consuming tainted pork from Mengjin county, Henan province. The EO investigates the industry behind the illness.
4月15日 18:44
China's Geely Buys Australian DSI
And it won't be the last--Geely has more firms in its sights.
4月1日 17:13
Commerce Officials Look to Safeguard Private Chinese Firms
Chinese industry regulators are looking into new ways to monitor the impacts of foreign acquisitions of Chinese firms on key industries and the economy.
4月1日 15:47
Spoiled Rabies Vaccine Saga Continues
After thousands of rabies vaccines were discovered to contain an illegal additive rendering them ineffective, many Chinese injected with them feared vulnerability to the disease and adverse health effects.
3月27日 17:26
Chinese Court Accepts First Civil Suit in Milk Scandal
Six months after some 290,000 chidren fell ill and several died due to tainted milk, a local Chinese court will hear the first civil lawsuit filed on behalf of a victim's family.
3月26日 18:47
Starbucks... Tofu?
Beleaguered coffee chain Starbucks is hoping new, locally-inspired products at lower prices will entice Chinese customers to consume despite the economic slowdown.
3月24日 15:09
Industrial Bank Boycotted by State Firms in Shenzhen
State-owned firms in Shenzhen were retaliating against a bank for a lawsuit it won against one of their own.
3月20日 12:12
Dim Hope for Huiyuan Juice Shares
Market analysts are bearish on Huiyuan's share price, which bubbled up for months before a deal with Coca Cola was blocked by Chinese commerce officials on March 18.
3月19日 14:54
Major Chinese Soybean Presser Softens to Foreign Investment
An icon of China's soybean industry tells the EO of how two market shakeups have given foreign investors a strangehold over his trade.
3月19日 14:54
China to Coca-Cola: No Deal
Coca-Cola's attempt to purchase a major Chinese beverage company has been blocked on the grounds that it violates Chinese antitrust law, nixing what would have been the largest foreign acquisition of a Chinese firm in history.
3月18日 16:31
Private Business Sidelined by China's Stimulus
Private businesses in China are struggling to share in the stimulus pie despite that they have been a major driver of economic growth for the past several years.
3月16日 18:01
Senior Chinese Commerce Official Deposed for Graft
A senior official in China's Ministry of Commerce was deposed after being found guilty of demanding companies to foot his personal bills, the EO learned.
3月12日 18:33
Chinese Auto Firm May Use State Funds for Foreign Acquisition
A Chinese auto firm may get a head-start in oversea acquisition with some 10 billion yuan of funding from the Beijing Municipal government, the EO has learned.
3月12日 17:07
China's Exports Slump While Stimulus Boosts Investment
Though China's exports slumped again in February, fixed asset spending soared, signaling a fresh injection of stimulus funds into the economy.
3月11日 19:32
New Tax Rules to Rein in Foreign Firms in China
A new tax law seeks to change the game for foreign firms operating in China and those seeking to evade taxes on Chinese investments by registering off-shore.
3月11日 11:51
China the Next Outsourcing Hub?
A delegation of US outsourcing industry players recently visited Beijing to discuss directly contracting projects to China. Does it indicate a tipping point in the industry that would see India dethroned?
3月5日 13:56
China Mulls State Assets Management Company
China is planning to consolidate some state-owned firms into an asset management company akin to its existing sovereign wealth fund, the China Investment Corporation (CIC).
3月4日 15:49
On The Trail of Counterfeit Drugs in China
An EO investigative report tracks counterfeit drugs from backyard labs and wholesale markets to the counter at the corner pharmacy.
2月27日 18:02
AIG in Talks with Chinese over AIA Sales
A Chinese regulator confirmed that AIG was in talks with Chinese companies over the sale of AIA.
2月26日 19:09


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Reluctant Transparency
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