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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Investigation Special — Lights Are On but No One’s Working: How Local Governments Are Faking Coronavirus Recovery

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Release Date: 03/05/2020

Caixin China Biz Roundup: Asian Cities Most Vulnerable to Environmental Threats, Report Says show art Caixin China Biz Roundup: Asian Cities Most Vulnerable to Environmental Threats, Report Says

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Study finds that one third of the 100 cities facing the greatest ecological risks are in China; lagging regulation and insufficient domestic production mean patients with rare diseases struggle to access medication; and smartphones lose much of their early 2021 sales momentum

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Why is China Having Fewer Babies? show art Caixin China Biz Roundup: Why is China Having Fewer Babies?

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In today’s episode: although family planning policy was adjusted in 2016, the national birthrate continues to sink; 13 years  after the deadly Wenchuan earthquake struck, what happened to its survivors?; and the central bank calls for calm amid growing concerns over booming commodity prices.

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Safari Park Caught in a ‘Cat-Astrophe’ show art Caixin China Biz Roundup: Safari Park Caught in a ‘Cat-Astrophe’

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In today’s episode: five detained after hiding escape of three leopards from Hangzhou zoo; new census reveals that China’s population has surpassed 1.4 billion; and Taiwan and Singapore ramp up Covid-19 restrictions amid new virus cases.

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: China's Digitial Currency Drive Accelerates show art Caixin China Biz Roundup: China's Digitial Currency Drive Accelerates

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In today’s episode: Alibaba's online grocery service and food delivery units join the digital yuan pilot program; Beijing exports ventilators and medical supplies to India as country battles a surge of coronavirus cases; and two leading edtech companies get busted for false advertising.

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Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: NYSE Rejects Delisting Appeals of Chinese Telecom Titans show art Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: NYSE Rejects Delisting Appeals of Chinese Telecom Titans

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Plus, China purchases a record 1.36 million tons of U.S. corn; Sinopharm vaccine receives approval for emergency use by the World Health Organization; and Xi Jinping says his country will host the 2022 Winter Olympic games just as planned.

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Hot Commodities show art Caixin China Biz Roundup: Hot Commodities

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In today’s episode: booming prices of copper and other raw materials trigger concerns on global inflation; the environment ministry has uncovered a string of ecological abuses; and China’s exports experience higher-than-expected growth in April

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China Stories: Stand-Up Comedians Cheer Up Chinese Audiences show art China Stories: Stand-Up Comedians Cheer Up Chinese Audiences

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Imported Western art form becomes wildly popular in online and live venues as satire and roasting give people something to laugh about  

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: China’s Peer-to-Peer Crackdown Claims New Casualty show art Caixin China Biz Roundup: China’s Peer-to-Peer Crackdown Claims New Casualty

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In today’s episode: peer-to-peer platform linked to Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV is under investigation; Beijing prepares to tighten food labeling rules amid mounting concerns about unhealthy diets; and the EU-China investment agreement hangs in the balance.

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Commodity Prices Surge to Record High   show art Caixin China Biz Roundup: Commodity Prices Surge to Record High

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In today’s episode: demand for raw materials is booming as more major economies contain their Covid crisis; the online feud between a whistleblower and Shanghai-based cancer doctor continues to simmer; and China reports three cases of a coronavirus variant that has been spreading in India.

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Long Read Special:  China’s Long March to Become a Consumer-Driven Economy show art Long Read Special: China’s Long March to Become a Consumer-Driven Economy

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Five-year plan seeks to reduce inequality, boost spending with a focus on driving long-standing urbanization policy

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This special edition focuses on Caixin's investigation into how local firms and officials have been inflating electricity-use statistics to meet ‘back to work’targets. Plus, Hong Kong confirms a pet dog has tested positive for Covid-19, and Qihoo accuses CIA-affiliated hackers of spying on Chinese companies and government for over a decade.

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