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The Weekly Steep Archives

TWS: Sept. 21, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from September 14 - 21, 2020: Copper: Precious Metal or Crystal Ball?; Riding Out the Storm; Take a Seat for the New Normal; Hold Up, Holding Companies; Rotting Apples and Spoiling Trade; The Beijing Bash: US Sanctions Drive Investment to Chinese Semiconductors; and more!

TWS: Sept. 14, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from September 7 – 14, 2020: Homegrown Chinese Education Takes a Leap Forward; My Way or the Cyber Highway; Marching to the Beat of China’s Digital Gong; Indebted to Chinese Lenders; In Pursuit of Profitable Profiteering; Redressing Western Brands’ Successes and Failures in China; and more!

TWS: Sept. 7, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from August 31 – September 7, 2020: Coronavirus Gains or Piracy Pains?; The Perks of an Early Recovery; Walking the Financial Tightrope; The Biggest, but Not the Baddest; Simon Says, 'I'll Let You Know'; Booming Chinese Healthcare; Stimulus + Subsidies = Spending (Who’d a thunk it?); China’s Energy Paradox: Green Energy-Driven Fossil Fuel Investment; and more!

TWS: Aug. 31, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from August 27 - 31, 2020: A Battered PBOC Enters the Race; Seeing Through the Stimulus; Dual Circulation: All Smoke and Mirrors?; Git in Line or Git Gone: China Looks for a Re-Deal; 'Moo-ve Along, Mengniu'; Chinese Demand Taps OBOR to Redraw Global Oil Map; and more!

TWS: Aug. 27, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from August 20 - 27, 2020: Not All Is As It Seems; If You Build It, They Will Come Pt. 2; Over & Back...and Over Again; 'Go Local' Goes Global; On Your Marks for High Marks; Chinese Demand Taps OBOR to Redraw Global Oil Map; and more!

TWS: Aug, 20, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from August 13 - 20, 2020: Trump Ban Could Halt WeChat Pay’s Global Expansion; Breaking Away From the Benjamins; Short Circuiting Trade Deal Shocks No One; The Delinquents Aren’t Alright; Encryption vs. Surveillance: How the NSL Is Changing Hong Kong’s Tech Landscape; and more!

TWS: Aug. 13, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from August 6 – 13, 2020: National Savings Rates Save China From Stimulus; Domestic Globetrotters Score Big for China; 'Just Pennies on the Dollar, Abe'; Dukes Up for a Good Clean Fight; Sorry BB, It's Not Me, It's You; Food Fight or Combo Meal? KFC and McDonald’s Scramble for China; and more!

TWS: Aug. 6, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from July 30 – August 6, 2020: ‘Add Oil’ Finds New Meaning in China; China's Foxtrot with Fantasy; Blasting Off on All Fronts (Almost); Chipping Away at the Status Quo; A Swift Departure from the Conversation; Zigzagging in a Zugzwang; Chinese Trade Lays a Path Forward Without the West; and more!

TWS: July 30, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from July 23-30, 2020: China Dumps T-bills Amid Declining US-China Trade; The Final Notes for Panda Diplomacy?; Dazzling Like a Diamond in the Rough; Bridging Chinese Bond Markets; Insurers, Place Your Bets; The Hunt for Red Capital; Seeking: Pen Sellers & Pink Sheet Traders; AI in China: Open Sourcing and the Players Behind the Curtain; and more!

TWS: July 23, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from July 16-23, 2020: Chinese Imports Rebound with a Vengeance in June; Houston, We Have a Problem; 'What Is, China's EV Industry?'; China and Iran Go A-Courtin'; Extra! Extra! Read All About It! ; China's Spring Cleaning Comes Late; No Hill Too Small for This Ant? ; Closing In on ‘Cloud Nine’: China’s Cloud Computing Market Jets Forward; and more!

TWS: July 16, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from July 9-16, 2020: China Promotes Self-dependency, Strengthens Role in Global Supply Chains; It's All Just Dust in the Wind; Hong Kong Trumps China No Longer; Belay that, China!; It's Gettin' Hot In Here...; Cash Still King in the Middle Kingdom; A Dirty Recovery; China and the Curse of the Skyscraper; and more!

TWS: July 9, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from July 2 - 9, 2020: One Country, 1.5 Systems for Dummies — a Brief Dive into Hong Kong's Fall; Hong Kong Gradually Eclipsed as Primary GDP Driver; Take That, Mom & Dad; Pharma Bro's Worst Nightmare; The Great Tariff Exodus Has Begun; P2P Lending on Life Support After COVID; The Rise of the Renminbi: The Reality of Bilateral Swap Agreements; and more!

TWS: July 2, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from June 25 – July 2, 2020: Holiday ‘Revenge Spending’ Tops Global Expectations; Hong Kong, I’mma let you finish, but…; Last of the Luckin’ Charms; Get the Show On, Get Paid; China Turns to the West to Solve Its 'West' Problem; Chinese Banks Say 'Super Size Me, Please'; 'Big Brother Is Watching You': Goodbye Ingsoc, Hello CAC; Right Place, Right Time: Hong Kong Markets Benefit from US-China Tensions; and more!

TWS: June 25, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from June 18-25, 2020: Nonperforming Loans Calm in Outbreak, Poised to Rise with Stimulus; The EU and China Discuss the US, HK, and the Fate of the World; PBOC Says: 'If You Build It, They Will Come(?)'; Winner Winner, Peking Duck Dinner; Time for Some Good Ol' Fashioned Spring Market Cleaning; When the Liquidity Wells Run Dry, Lenders Turn Shy; China’s Live Streaming E-Commerce Reaches New Heights; and more!

TWS: June 18, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from June 11-18, 2020: China's Recovering Trade Surplus Drives Forex Rebound; Flag on the Play, Beijing Tossed from the Game; AMEX Called Safe at Home; Visa, MC in Scoring Position; The DoC & Huawei Backslide - 'It's Complicated'; Need Cash Fast? The PBOC's Got You Covered; 'Naughty' China Looks to Make 'Nice' List; A Virtual Canton Spring Fair Receives Wintry Reception; Little Lobsters, Big Economics; and more!
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