Brands turn to China’s digital influencers to fuel sales

Gogoboi spent a month wearing outfits matching Pokémon characters. Yao Chen — China’s answer to Angelina Jolie — hangs out with refugees. Papi Jiang swears way too much. Meet China’s key opinion leaders (KOLs). Like America’s YouTube stars, they ... ( read original story ...)

Brisk trade marks launch of China, Hong Kong bond connect scheme

China and Hong Kong launched a long-awaited “Bond Connect” scheme on Monday that links China’s $9-trillion bond market with overseas investors, the latest step in Beijing’s efforts to liberalise and strengthen the country’s capital markets. The ... ( read original story ...)

China’s labour market conundrum

Has China’s labour market reached a point where long years of high growth have led to demand for labour outstripping supply, resulting in a sharp rise in wages? All economic discussion on China, whether on the sustainability of its growth or the ... ( read original story ...)

China’s $9tn bond market opens up to foreign investors

The Bond Connect programme is Beijing's latest attempt to open up its financial markets and attract foreign capital. China's $9 trillion bond market is the third-largest in the world, but only 2% of Chinese bonds are foreign-owned. The launch has been ... ( read original story ...)