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The WHO’s next attempt at uncovering virus origin
A new science group of the World Health Organization wants to uncover the origin of the Covid pandemic. German virologist Christian Drosten may be among them. The lab theory is not officially the focus of interest – it is more about genetics and intermediate hosts. Nevertheless, those responsible are hoping to gain new insights. Is China opening up to sample collection? continue reading →
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Evergrande continues to miss payment deadlines
Everyone's suspicions are now being confirmed: Evergrande can't service its loans. The real estate group is missing one payment deadline after another. But the International Monetary Fund still believes China can cope with the situation without major consequences for the entire economy. Meanwhile, Evergrande's car division made a surprise announcement. continue reading →
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Personnel 13.10.2021
Peter Rosenberger of the China Construction Bank (CCB) moves up to the board of the Association of Foreign Banks in Germany. The CCB is the third-largest bank in China and the world’s second-largest by market capitalization. Rosenberger is managing director of CCB’s Frankfurt branch. QC Liang joins Brunswick Asia-Pacific from American PR agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies, […] continue reading →
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Flooding in Shanxi
The northern coal province of Shanxi 山西 has been hit by heavy rainfall and flooding. Videos on social media Tuesday showed rivers that had burst far beyond their banks, sweeping away villages. Railway lines and roads were washed out. According to media reports, 15 people died in the floods. According to authorities, 120,000 people had […] continue reading →
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Terracotta Army moves on to Viernheim
On its stop in the Ruhr city of Muehlheim, the Terracotta Army, an exhibition of replicas of ancient Chinese clay soldiers, has attracted 25,000 visitors over the past seven months. The exhibition is now moving on to Viernheim in Hesse. It has been touring Germany since 2002 and regularly sparks interest in Chinese antiquity. fin continue reading →
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Personnel 12.10.2021
Angela Liu has been appointed head of China at UK-based securities firm Barclays Capital. She joins from Deutsche Bank, where she was head of corporate banking for China and Hong Kong. Prior to that, she worked at Morgan Stanley. Belinda Gan joined US investment firm Capital Group on October 1st to head its European and […] continue reading →
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What does Xi mean by “peaceful reunification”?
Taiwan cherishes its de facto independence – even if it refrains from formally declaring it. China's President Xi, meanwhile, is again calling for "peaceful reunification" and garnishes his offer with obvious threats. Their positions differ more than ever before. continue reading →
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Government updates investment blacklist
The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is revising its Foreign Investment Negative List. The ministry is currently seeking public comments and suggestions for the revision of the document. Removals or additions to this blacklist have far-reaching consequences. No foreign or Chinese players are allowed to invest in industries or product classes on the […] continue reading →
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Evergrande: How much risk is Beijing willing to accept in its financial market?
Huachen Automotive was forced into bankruptcy. Bank Huarong, on the other hand, was rescued. HNA has to go through a painful restructuring. And Evergrande? The decisions to rescue or restructure ailing companies expose Beijing's strategy towards financial market risks. The dilemma faced by Chinese planners is strikingly similar to that faced by regulators in Western countries. continue reading →
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