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The Weekly Steep Archives

TWS: Aug. 9, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from August 2 – 9, 2021: China Launches Carbon Trading with Chinese Characteristics; Flash Floods Fracture inFrastructure; 5 Down, 5 More To Go: A Run-Down on MofCom’s 14th Five-Year Plan; Cloud Village & Tencent Square Off in China’s Music Streaming Market; and more!

TWS: Aug. 2, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from July 26 – August 2, 2021: Tariffs? Never Heard of Her…; The E-CNY: Coming Soon to a Wallet Near You; ‘Bottoms Up’ For Fund Managers in China’s Debt Markets; There's No Place Like Home for China's Giants Marching Abroad; Chinese Aquaculture Grows Alongside Global Appetite for Fish; and more!

TWS: July 26, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from July 19 – 26, 2021: China’s GDP Slows to Silver to Win the Gold; Lying Flat to Fight the Man; “The Great Decoupling”: A Saga Continued; Weighing the Opportunities & Risks Within China’s Biopharmaceutical Industry; and more!

TWS: July 19, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from July 12 – 19, 2021: Didi’s Dilemma: Regulators Go Daft Over Data; A Lover’s Quarrel with Global Reach; Big Tech Takes to the Hills in Hong Kong?; Why China Has a Love-Hate Relationship with Cryptocurrency; and more!

TWS: July 12, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from July 5 – July 12, 2021: EV Shares Hit the NOS; Xinjiang Ban Calls All Hands On Deck; Da’ Big Tech Slamdown; SAMR Tags CAC Into the Ring; China’s Mobile Gaming Industry: An Interview with Todd Kuhns; and more!

TWS: July 5, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from June 28 – July 5, 2021: Poor Marks for Chinese Tutoring Stocks; Santa’s Gifts Go For A Premium; A Phone Call a Day Keeps the Doctor Away; In Musk We Trust?; Can the Three-Child Policy Fix China’s Future Labor Shortage?; and more!

TWS: June 28, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from June 21 – 28, 2021: HODLERS BEWARE: China's Gunning for You; Didi Gets a Spell of SAMR’s Bad Juju Juice; Oh My! Time To Say 'Buh-Bye, CAI'; China’s Digital Yuan Paves the Way for Global CBDCs; and more!

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!
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