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The Weekly Steep Archives

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!

TWS: June 11, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from June 4-11, 2020: US Market Volatility Explodes Past China on Outbreak News; SMEs Say 'Baibai China, Hola México'; What's Stoking the Fires of Industry?; PRD Embraces Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics; The Great Chip Race Is Afoot; China's Big Four March On & Out; Changing Tides in China’s Electric Vehicle Policy; and more!

TWS: June 4, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from May 28-June 4, 2020: Chinese Rail Freight Chugs Through COVID Disruptions; Well That Was (Un) Expected; 'Hong Kong, It's Not Me, It's You'; PBOC: 'We're Here to Help'; China Looks South for the Winter; Chinese & US Quants Take Off the Gloves; Dissension in the Ranks; The Rise of the Renminbi: the Role of ‘One Belt, One Road’; and more!

TWS: May 28, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from May 21-28, 2020: Chinese Government Seeks Debt to Boost Public Spending; Beijing Greenlights Increased Spending; Hello Chinese Dream, Meet Coronavirus; Beijing Goes to Bat for SMEs; Me Against the World...with Chinese Characteristics?; Beijing Sends a Message Down Under; China's Capital Winter Catches a Virus; The Complex Reality Behind the US-China Decoupling; and more!

TWS: May 21, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from May 14-21, 2020: The Bell Tolls for Thee, Debt Diplomacy; Jiangsu Takes the Gold; Asset Managers: 'Time to Consider China?'; DoC & Huawei Say Their Final Goodbyes; Caught at a Crossroads; Blockchain Finds a Home in Pearl Delta Trade; China Doubles Down on AI; Dead Wrong: AIA and Ping An’s Life Insurance Duel for China; and more!

TWS: May 14, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from May 7-14, 2020: The Trade Talks Saga Resumes; Alternative Healthcare Finds a Market; Foreign Investment to Calm Domestic Woes; US IPOs: a New Challenger Approaches; Looking Back to Move Forward; China Bets Pay Off for Hedge Funds; The Rise of the Renminbi: the Costs and Benefits of Internationalization; and more!

TWS: May 7, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from May 1-7, 2020: Lagging Global Demand Weighs on China; Supply Chain Strategies; Tightening Export Restrictions; China's Infrastructure Play; Consumer (not) Spending; MNCs Adapt to Shifting Consumer Trends; Graduates Look to Beijing for Employment; Travelers Stay Local, Tighten Wallets; Chinese Investment: the Capital Winter Catches a Virus; and more!
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