The Fear Factor

The Chinese Communist Party and China’s private sector have always had a hot-and-cold relationship. But after intense crackdowns on private business in recent years, Beijing is now hoping to woo back its "capitalist class" quickly to help it stave off economic and geopolitical headwinds. That might be tricky: many experts say the current environment represents a step change from previous swings, especially since China’s wealthy have been eyeing the exit and planning their exodus for years.

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Mixed Messages

Among Western countries, Germany has long had a unique relationship with China, both economically and politically. But with cracks emerging in the historically powerful pro-engagement alliance between German politicians and business leaders — and the...

Climate Changers

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The Brothers He

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The $50 Million Question

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Patriot Games

Did Eric Dai expose a Chinese scheme to steal critical military technology? Or did he steal millions of dollars from a Chinese company by exploiting geopolitical tensions? It's not entirely clear, but Dai's saga hits...

Is China Back?

Putting the Chinese economy on the right track will require more than just a reversal of recent policies.

The Last of the Reformers?

Wang Qishan, China's vice president, was once one of Xi Jinping's closest deputies. But with multiple people in Wang's orbit recently imprisoned or investigated, many think the revered champion of economic reforms has been sidelined....

The Semiconductor Madman

When Zhao Weiguo was named CEO of Tsinghua Unigroup, he was just the kind of hard-charging and daring businessman needed to rescue the state-backed company. But with China's big chip ambitions now stalling — and...