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The Weekly Steep Archives

TWS: Jan. 25, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Jan. 18 - 25, 2021: Breaking the Bank for Baijiu; Clear Waters and Blue Skies Ahead for China's Economy; Mr. Xi Finds a New Teacher’s Pet in Edtech; Domestic NEVs Trail Tesla’s Tailwinds; Chinese Telecoms Call for Clarity; Veiled Intentions & Long-Term Mindset: Beijing Rejects Market-Oriented SOE Reform; and more!

TWS: Jan. 18, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Jan. 11 – 18, 2021: A Dash of Reform Brings Home the Bacon; A Toast to 2021 and Beyond; All Magic Comes With a Price; Santa Brings No Coal for a Naughty China in 2020; E-commerce Lends a Hand to Eradicating Rural Poverty in China; and more!

TWS: Jan. 11, 2021

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Dec. 28, 2020 - Jan. 11, 2021: Hungry Bellies and Empty Pockets for SOEs; Mastering the Art of Chinese Growth, vol. 2021; Regulators Strike at the Core of the Digital Gold Rush; Not All’s Gucci Gucci Prada Prada for Luxury Brands; Michael Jordan, Bruce Lee and the Future of Trademarks in China; and more!

TWS: Dec. 28, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Dec. 21 - 28, 2020: A Few Strokes Short of Perfect: da Vin-Xi's Recovery; A Party for the Ages; US Policy Ups Ante for US-Listed Chinese Companies; and more!

TWS: Dec. 21, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Dec. 14 - 21, 2020: Porking Up the Perfect Recovery; Passing the Baton from 2025 to 2050; Cold and Alone, the Dark Secret Behind China’s Transformation; Raking In the Green with Greens; The RCEP: A Big Deal Unlikely to Resolve Sino-Australian Disputes; and more!

TWS: Dec. 14, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Dec. 7 – 14, 2020: Hot Exports in a Chilly November; Faux Meat Goes Above and BEYOND in China; Chinese Theaters Top the Charts in 2020; Say Buh-Bye to Bullion for Now, Beyoncé; Out for Trout and Selfish Over Shellfish; Hainan, an Island Paradise for Foreign Trade and Investment; and more!

TWS: Dec. 7, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from Nov. 30 – Dec. 7, 2020: Wall Street and Washington Take a Break; EUR the Apple of My Eye; They See Me Rollin’, They Droolin’; Cracking the Case on Innovation; Curtain Call As Taiwan Joins the Trade Troupe; What Ant’s IPO Flop Means for China’s Consumer Finance Industry; and more!

TWS: Nov. 30, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from November 23 – 30, 2020: Trade Future Up in the Air in the Land Down Under; 'Beijing Blip' Overshadows a Profitable Singles Day Bash; Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Most Fraudulent of Them All?; Upgrading the “World’s Factory” Through China’s Fourteenth Five-Year Plan; and more!

TWS: Nov. 23, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from November 16 – 23, 2020: Onshore RMB Ventures Further Into Open Waters; Beijing Hits It Out of the Park With the RCEP; Best Friends Make the Worst Enemies; Energy Investors Find Greener Pastures; China's EV Sales Hit the Nitro; Ready Player China: China’s Growing Gaming Market; and more!

TWS: Nov. 16, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from November 16 – 23, 2020: Onshore RMB Ventures Further Into Open Waters; Beijing Hits It Out of the Park With the RCEP; Best Friends Make the Worst Enemies; Energy Investors Find Greener Pastures; China's EV Sales Hit the Nitro; Ready Player China: China’s Growing Gaming Market; and more!

TWS: Nov. 9, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from November 2 – 9, 2020: Keeping a Short Leash on a Big Ant; Squeezing Out Micro-Lenders; China Hums Along With Humdrum PMI; LBX & YXT Go TBTF Over O2O; Blasting Through Paper Tigers; Clear Waters and Blue Skies for China’s Economy in 4Q and Beyond; and more!

TWS: Nov. 2, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from October 26 – November 2, 2020: China’s EV Sales Rise Across the Board; China’s Internet Watchdogs Learn a New Trick; FTA + Investment = Sovereign PAC; Addition by Subtraction: The PBOC’s New Motto; Looking Past Luxury in a Post-Pandemic China; and more!

TWS: Oct. 26, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from October 19 - 26, 2020: China’s GDP Growth Train Keeps Chugging; Of Wine and Friends, Oldest Is Best; Amber Waves of Grain Bring the Gold; All Sunshine and Rainbows for the CNY; Hooked on Healthy Living: China’s Craving for Vitamin Supplements; and more!

TWS: Oct. 19, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from October 12 - 19, 2020: Tourists Avoid the Highway During Golden Week; China's Migratory Workforce Hits the Road Again; It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas; On Wednesdays We Wear Red, White, and Blue; Driving to the Future: Beijing’s Bet on Autonomous Vehicles; and more!

TWS: Oct. 12, 2020

The Weekly Steep China Newsletter brings you the latest China business insights from October 5 - 12, 2020: Chinese Digital Payments Explode; Give Some Fin to the Haiguis, Dude!; A Page Straight Out of Mao’s 'Political Economy' Playbook; Kicking the Debt Can Down the Road; World’s Largest Workforce Invests in Robots; Upgrading the “World’s Factory” Through China’s Fourteenth Five-Year Plan; and more!
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