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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by foreign companies in China have featured such a pattern of changing from one slow-growing industry to an unfamiliar one that nonetheless promises rapid growth.
From Food to Cloud Computing? Chinese Companies Change Sectors to Escape Slow Growth

Imagine a restaurant chain suddenly jumping ship to cloud computing technologies, or a fireworks manufacturer venturing into peer-to-peer lending. Those scenarios may come off as bizarre from the onset, but such has become a trend among Chinese companies veering towards rapid growth.

Foreign fast food companies continue to compete in market share in China by building more stores.
Yum China Holdings to Add 600 Fast Food Chains in China Annually

Yum China Holdings Inc. plans to add 600 stores in the country annually. It is reported that it has more than 7,500 outlets in China at the end of last year.

KFC mascot Colonel Sanders remains a popular figure in China.
Yum China Leans on Fried Chicken to Keep Afloat

Yum China Holdings Inc. reported flat same-store sales growth for the full year with an increase of 3 percent at KFC.

Pedestrians walk in front of the People's Bank of China headquarters in Beijing.
China’s 7 Liquidity Tools Causing Volatility, Uncertainty in Money Markets

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is using seven liquidity tools, aside from benchmark rates, to tackle various monetary and economic challenges, which analysts said is causing volatility and uncertainty in the markets.

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Seafood dishes are staples during Chinese New Year festivities.
Seafood E-commerce Firm Gfresh Is on Lookout for Bigger Suppliers

Gfresh, a fast-rising seafood e-commerce firm, is eyeing to secure products from bigger suppliers. This comes as the company continues to see rapid growth on the heels of getting investments and obtaining impressive sales performance during the Chinese New Year.

Employees working at the Tokyo Stock Exchange
China Turns to Japanese Bonds After Dumping US Treasuries

China is now the biggest holder of Japanese bonds after buying 11.2 trillion yen worth of it.

A Sinovel Wind Turbine
China's Sinovel Sued in Italy Due to Substandard Wind Power Equipment

Chinese wind power equipment manufacturer Sinovel Wind Group is seeking more than 43.65 million euros ($46.43 million) in total in compensation from Sinovel for breach of contract.

Investigators check the damaged steel casting workshop owned by state-run Angang Heavy Machinery in the city of Anshan in Liaoning Province.
China’s Zombie Province Reveals Flaws in Country’s Bond Market

Liaoning Province, once an industrial hub fought over by Russia and Japan, is now a place with zombie companies, mired in recession and debt.

A couple kiss as they walk around a shopping mall on Valentine's Day in Beijing.
Getting a Decent Present from Online Retailers Now a Norm This Valentine's Day

Getting a decent present online for Valentine's Day has become a new norm to celebrate the annual event.

Once upon a time, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma dreamed of a China with better healthcare facilities, cheaper medicine, and a generally healthy populace.
China’s Digital Health Sector Stunted by Investment Decline

According to a recent report by Bloomberg, the startups and bigger corporations that form China’s digital health sector are struggling to earn a decent profit from their ventures.

A couple write on a heart-shaped sticker at a shopping mall on Valentine's Day in Beijing.
Chinese Couples Prefer Expensive, High-End Hotels on Valentine's Day

High-end hotels recorded a surge when it comes to the sales of their rooms as Valentine's Day approaches. Chinese couples prefer to spend more this Valentine's Day, making the demand for budget hotels lower.

Chinese yuan
China Implements Stricter Regulations on Nationals’ Foreign Accounts

As part of China’s bid to counter excessive capital outflows, the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) said that it will implement the localized Common Reporting System (CRS) to regulate foreign accounts of Chinese citizens across 101 countries.

Many are fooled by fraudulent P2P Ponzi schemes in China because of the promise of big incomes.
P2P Manager Disappears with $145 Million in Tow, Funds Frozen

Another peer-to-peer manager has disappeared and funds are now inaccessible to investors.

The lobby of WeWork branch in Shanghai, east China.
Co-working Space Operator WeWork Expanding in China

WeWork will open several locations in China including Yunan Lu, East Ocean Center and Huaihai Zhong Lu in Shanghai and Guanghua Lu in Beijing.

A man walks out of a shop displaying a bitcoin sign during the opening ceremony of the first bitcoin retail shop in Hong Kong.
People's Bank of China Warns Bitcoin Exchanges Against Money Laundering, Margin Trading

In a further step to tighten regulation over the digital currency, China's central bank has warned the country's Bitcoin exchanges against money laundering and margin trading.

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