Category ‘China’

A billionaire’s disappearance rattles Hong Kong

Where now, Xiao? XIAO JIANHUA was not alone among mainland China’s mega-rich in his affinity for a Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong’s financial district. It describes itself as “perfect for a business elite”, among whom Mr Xiao positively ranks. Hurun Report, a rich-list compiler, named him final year as China’s 32nd wealthiest man, with […]

Understanding a spike in China’s birth rate

WHEN China’s supervision scrapped a one-child process in 2015, permitting all couples to have a second child, officials pooh-poohed Western demographers’ fears that a decrease was too little, too late. Rather, a supervision claimed, a new proceed would start to retreat a country’s thespian ageing. On Jan 22nd a National Health and Family Planning Commission […]