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The China Files is a new series of downloadable news products about Chinese companies that we’ll be releasing every week or so. The first company in the series was SenseTime, the world’s most valuable AI company; the second is Hillhouse Capital, one of the world’s most powerful private equity firms.

To understand any company, you need not just an overview of the company and its revenue, executives and market value, you need a set of interesting and often hard-to-find documents and news stories, preferably organized in chronological order, to tell you about the company’s evolution or development. These are the building blocks of understanding for any analyst, lawyer, executive or journalist.

What we’ve done at The Wire is curate this “China File” archive for you, in an easily accessible PDF format, with hyperlinks to the original source material. 

Inside you’ll find our best open-source research on a company. We include corporate registration documents, public filings, presentations, academic papers, patents, press releases, social media, and court documents. Where relevant, we’ll also insert material from our own archives, documents gathered by reporters at The Wire.  

To give you an idea — our Hillhouse Capital release has extensive records of Hillhouse’s philanthropy in the education sector in China; registration details of their companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Bermuda; and documents about their asset management joint venture with Tencent, GaoTeng Global Asset Management.

Our debut China File on SenseTime contained details of SenseTime’s work with public security bureaus and prisons in China, the full text of their BRI deal with G3 Global in Malaysia, and their strategic partnerships with chip firms like NVIDIA and Mellanox. 

As well as primary sources, we include a sprinkling of news for readers to contextualize our research.

We’d love to know what you think. Who should we profile next? What features should we add? You can reach us at

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