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The Weekly Steep Archives

TWS: June 21, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from June 14 – 21, 2021: High-Flying Chinese Exports Start Their Descent; Short Supply of Youths in the World’s Factory; Tech Goes Lean, Green, and Squeaky Clean; Power to the People! Except for Data, Ofc.; Riding on the AV Bandwagon; Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Business Implications of Hong Kong’s NSL; and more!

TWS: June 7, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from May 31 – June 7, 2021: Investors band against SOE Bonds; Tech Neck & the Tale of TikTok; Flying High to the Economy of Tomorrow; To Tax or Not to Tax? That is the Question; ‘Game On’ for US-CN Tech Race; The Rise of China’s Customer Service Robots; and more!

TWS: May 31, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from May 24 – 31, 2021: Step Up or Fall Down: Retail Takes the Plate; The Nuclear Never Looked So Good; Regs Assign Low Marks to China’s Private Education; Steeling Away with China’s Green Dream; The Race Heats Up for China’s Riches; The Fickle War Against China’s Credit Boom; and more!

TWS: May 24, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from May 17 – 24, 2021: Regs Ravage the Rally & Call In the Bears; Serving Up a Fresh Round of Fines; Open Skies Ahead for Chinese Cloud Giants; Chinese Ports Stay Steady on Course; Crafting a Coffee Culture in China; and more!

TWS: May 17, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from May 10 – 17, 2021: Wa Sai, What Do I Spy with My Little Eyes?; Crashing Parties and Supporting the Party: A Day in the Life of China’s Regulators; What’s in a Name? Just Ask Huawei...; Them Temporary Tech Solutions Are Here to Stay; The Opportunity of a Century; Chinese Unease Over Myanmar’s Vulnerable Rare Earths Supply Chain; and more!

TWS: May 10, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from May 3 – 10, 2021: TBTF? We Don't Do That Here...; Outta There Faster Than a ’Roo in the Outback on a Hot Summer’s Day; Xi to Merkel: "We'll Always Have Duisburg"; Beyond Meats Plants Roots in China; It’s All About That Sweet R&D, Baobei; The Rise of the Renminbi: Hong Kong’s Role as an Offshore RMB Hub; and more!

TWS: May 3, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Apr. 26 – May 3, 2021: TBTF? We Don't Do That Here...; Outta There Faster Than a ’Roo in the Outback on a Hot Summer’s Day; Xi to Merkel: "We'll Always Have Duisburg"; Beyond Meats Plants Roots in China; It’s All About That Sweet R&D, Baobei; The Rise of the Renminbi: Hong Kong’s Role as an Offshore RMB Hub; and more!

TWS: Apr. 26, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Apr. 19 – 26, 2021: 5 Tiers * 3 Lines * 15% Debt Limit = Big Defaults; The Race for Oil Independence Heats Up; And the Gold Goes to…; Three Cheers for China's Giants of Mountainous Proportions; Internet Woes? China Goes Above and Beyond to Connect; A Win for Foreign Businesses in China’s New Foreign Investment Law; and more!

TWS: Apr. 19, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Apr. 12 – 19, 2021: A Lil’ Demand Spike Makes Everything Nice; Deep Demand for Shipping Takes SMEs to the Depths; Getting Gucci With the Digital Yuan in HK; PPI, CPI, ATH, PBOC, and All That Econ Jazz; Domestic Companies Get a Head Start With Political Marketing; Time’s A-tickin’ for the TikTok Deal; and more!

TWS: Apr. 12, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Apr. 5 – 12, 2021: Buckle Up and Enjoy the Ride to EVs; Taking A Slice of Rural Pie for China's Tech Giants; New Antitrust Laws? That's So [Not] Fetch!; Down in the Dumps With a Nasty Case of the RMBs; The King Is Dead, Long Live the King!; The Risk of China’s Stimulus Rollbacks to the Global Economy; and more!

TWS: Apr. 5, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Mar. 29 – Apr. 5, 2021: Fed vs. PBOC: As Different As Night & Day; All You Need Is a Chip and a Chair; Frigid Sino-Arctic Relations Heat Up; Ant Plays a Round of Cat ’n Mouse; The Long March Abroad for China’s Swelling Ranks of Global Giants; and more!

TWS: Mar. 29, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Mar. 22 - 29, 2021: Numbers Too Good To Be True; Should I Stay or Should I Go: The Story of a Dimming Pearl of the Orient; All Good Things Come in Threes; Rare Earths To Get a Whole Lot Rarer; 'Health Silk Road' Gives the BRI a Rebranding; and more!

TWS: Mar. 22, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Mar. 15 - 22, 2021: The PBOC Clears the Field of Weedy Debt Practices; Making It Rain for the Economy; In With the Old and Out With the New; Investors Bulk Up on Home Fitness; Revitalize, Rejuvenate, & Reform: The 2021 Guide to Chinese Farming; China’s Emerging Sporting Frontier: eSports & Online Gaming; and more!

TWS: Mar. 15, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Mar. 8 - 15, 2021: Causation, Correlation, and China; Giving the World a Run for Its Money; Besting the Bezoses: An Expensive US-China Divorce; Winds of Change Are A-Blowin' for China's Energy; China’s Housing Market: A Tale of Economic Progress and Continued Strife; and more!

TWS: Mar. 8, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Mar. 1 – 8, 2021: No Bubbly Allowed for This Bubble; Splitting the Pair – Beijing Doubles Down on Dicey Gambling Havens; Hasta La Vista, Maybe?; Cracking the Global Chip Supply Shortage; Another Step Forward on China’s Long March Towards Improved IP Protections; and more!
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