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TWS: Oct. 18, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from October 11 – 18, 2021: It’s All About That $₩€£T Cash Mone¥; Lithuania Smells Something Fishy with Chinese Phones; The 2021 Chronicles: Another Tough Year for Huawei; Amazon’s China Crackdown: A Costly Lesson for Cross-Border E-Commerce Sellers; and more!

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TWS: Oct. 11, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from October 4 – 11, 2021: Grande Times Ahead for Chinese Home Buyers…Maybe?; No Place To Call Home in the Chinese Job Market; “Guys I’m Serious This Time” ← Beijing on Crypto; China’s EV Market: Out With Subsidies, In With the Dual Credit System; and more!

China Business Newsletter

Amazon’s China Crackdown: A Costly Lesson for Cross-Border E-Commerce Sellers

Amazon’s unprecedented crackdown on fake reviews has shuttered thousands of Chinese merchant stores since May 2021, throwing the “made in China, sold on Amazon” model into limbo. In this article, we discuss the impetus behind Amazon’s crackdown and how Chinese merchants will handle the shift.

China Insight Articles

China’s EV Market: Out With Subsidies, In With the Dual Credit System

China’s EV industry is entering its most exciting phase of development yet. The highly competitive market is introducing a variety of innovative products at lower prices than global competitors, providing Chinese companies a foothold abroad. Still, to further bolster domestic competition, Beijing is calling for market consolidation to weed-out weaker firms while strengthening those with the most industry potential.

China Insight Articles

How China Is Using Technology to Solve Its Food Security Concerns

China’s agricultural production is inefficient and, in many ways, outdated. Facing growing issues like urbanization and an aging population, China is staring down at major food security issues. Yet, technology may be the answer as farmers in China begin to work with tech giants to increase farm productivity and crop yields.

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