When the Giants Unwind

China and USA: When the Giants Unwind

BEIJING | By Andy Xie via Caixin | The world has depended on Chinese and American stimulus for years, and one implication of their tightening is a slowing global economy in 2014

Changes to Family-Planning in China

Experts wonder if changes to family-planning rules in China are too little, too late

BEIJING|Lan Fang and Li Yan at Caixin| Massive population remains China’s basic national condition, but structural problems of the population are daily becoming increasingly important factors affecting the development of the economy and society. The party just eased the one-child policy, but scholars and members of the public say progress should have been made years ago.

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Santander to Buy Stake in Bank of Shanghai for $647M

MADRID | As part of its strategy to increase its presence in China, the Spanish lender Banco Santander will buy an 8 percent stake in Bank of Shanghai for 470 million euros. The deal includes a cooperation agreement between both entities and makes Santander the second-largest shareholder in BoS.

China Courting Financial Innovation

China: Courting Financial Innovation

BEIJING | By Wang Yong at Caixin | In China, the law on illegal fundraising keeps public deposits from fleeing their arranged marriage with state-owned banks, stifling fresh ideas in finance.

China's biggest jeweler sees gold in the masses

China’s biggest jeweler sees gold in the masses

HONG KONG | By Reuters | The world’s most valuable jewellery retailer Chow Tai Fook, which counts Cartier and Tiffany & Co as competitors, is on a quest to conquer the hearts of China’s future big spenders. Its weapons of choice: Hello Kitty and Winnie the Pooh.