Is China’s consumption story over? Here’s what experts are saying

A woman waits on her bicycle to cross an intersection outside a new shopping mall in Beijing, China, on Sept. 13, 2023. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | Getty Images After a year of uneven and disappointing post-pandemic recovery in 2023, China’s consumer sentiment may finally start to improve this year. Last year, the … Read more

Zhongzhi latest casualty of China’s deepening debt and property crisis

HANGZHOU, CHINA – NOVEMBER 15, 2023 – An aerial photo shows a new property under construction in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China, Nov 15, 2023. CFOTO | Future Publishing | Getty Images Zhongzhi Enterprise Group filed for bankruptcy liquidation late Friday, as the Chinese shadow banking conglomerate is unable to repay its debt amid a … Read more