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China internet czar tells it like it is during US visit

China's top internet regulator has impressed US officials and technology executives with his candid talk and friendly demeanor during his whirlwind visit to the United States last week. Lu Wei, direct ...More

EJ Insight2014-12-10

Reflections on the Wine & Dine Festival

Hongkongers can take four lessons from the unexpected success of the annual Wine & Dine Festival last weekend, Hong Kong Economic Journal columnist T Y Ko wrote on Tuesday. First, the city's busin ...More

EJ Insight2014-11-04

The right weights for mortgage risks

Ever since hunter-gatherers started to build their own dwellings some 14,000 years ago, homeownership has been a mark of high social and economic status. Today, the United States has built a mammoth f ...More

EJ Insight2014-09-15

Let's not compare Hong Kong and Singapore: they're worlds apart

There's a tendency among some of Hong Kong media, when they feel the urge to lash out at government policies they don't like, to sing paeans to Singapore and put their own city down. They will say tha ...More

EJ Insight2014-08-13

World Cup: It's not all about football

In the World Cup, it's all about the football and a thousand other things. The teams need a place to eat, sleep and play -- and may be cool their heels in comfort and safety. There's also the small ma ...More

EJ Insight2014-06-18

WEEKENDER: 'Through train' arrives amid choppy political waters

The timing of Premier Li Keqiang's surprise announcement Thursday of the so-called "through train" arrangement that allows investors in Hong Kong and Shanghai to buy stocks traded on each other's bour ...More

EJ Insight2014-04-11

Bigger RMB swings give speculators less room to move

The daily trading band of the renminbi's exchange rate was doubled to 2 percent from Monday. The Hong Kong Economic Journal's Investor Diary column examines how this change could affect the market. In ...More

EJ Insight2014-03-17

WEEKENDER: Opportunity lost as Li mislays his nerve

Premier Li Keqiang's {李克強} lackluster press conference at the end of the National People’s Congress plenum Thursday was an apt closure of the annual session. Billed as one of the defining events on th ...More

EJ Insight2014-03-14

Yuan devaluation serves China economic restructuring

The recent decline of the yuan exchange rate against the US dollar is not large, and as I have argued in this column on Feb. 28, the Chinese currency's fundamentals are still pointing to appreciation, ...More

EJ Insight2014-03-14

The power of internet finance

They made their name in e-tailing and games but now Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. (00700.HK) are using their online heft to disrupt the world of investing. Through their money m ...More

EJ Insight2014-03-10

WEEKENDER: Hong Kong issue set to spice up 'two plenums'

Billed as the most important event on China's political calendar each year, the annual "two meetings", namely the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Confe ...More

EJ Insight2014-02-28

A deadlock in Hong Kong property market

Two recent property-related developments in East Kowloon have caught public attention, namely an urban renewal project in Kwun Tong, and a government tender won by a state-backed Chinese developer at ...More

EJ Insight2014-02-27

Japan poised to be another Macau?

Suddenly, the world's casino giants are falling over each in the rush to enter Japan's gaming market. MGM Resorts International, the largest casino operator on the Las Vegas Strip, said it plans to in ...More

EJ Insight2014-02-26

WEEKENDER: Politics, people and the Dongguan sex trade crackdown

China Central Television's (CCTV) investigative report Sunday on the thriving sex industry in the Guangdong city of Dongguan, known as China’s “sex capital,” has set off political fireworks in the com ...More

EJ Insight2014-02-14

Policy guidelines: The inconvenient truth

The housing policy failure of Hong Kong's first post-colonial administration led by Tung Chee-hwa, who had set the annual supply at 85,000 units, has shown that when policymakers insist on certain rig ...More

EJ Insight2014-02-10

WEEKENDER: Xi takes economic helm to steer reform

When the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee announced it was setting up two top-level committees at the end of its third plenum last month, the common view among China watchers was that the o ...More

EJ Insight2013-12-20

WEEKENDER: China air zone exposes dilemma in US pivot

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden capped his two-day trip to Beijing by reaffirming Washington’s commitment to building a candid relationship with China, despite geopolitical tensions triggered by Beijing ...More

EJ Insight2013-12-06

WEEKENDER: Warplanes add to East China Sea tensions

Tension has engulfed the skies over the East China Sea this week after China established on Nov. 23 an air defense identification zone (ADIZ), which covers the disputed Diaoyu islands, or the Senkaku ...More

EJ Insight2013-11-29

WEEKENDER: Doubts about openness loom as Party meeting nears

Two sets of events -- one involving a mainland newspaper and the other two foreign companies -- fueled more speculation this week about the chill blowing through China’s political and economic landsca ...More

EJ Insight2013-10-25

WEEKENDER: Not all quiet for top leaders over long holiday

As the 1.3 billion Chinese people celebrated the "golden week" National Day holidays with a plethora of activities, the Communist Party leadership lost no time in taking big strides on various fronts, ...More

EJ Insight2013-10-04

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