Job hunting in China's slowing economy

Aug 15, 2022
The unemployment rate is high among young Chinese graduates. What does it take a get a job in such a tough economy?
A busy Shanghai job fair in 2018. Since then, unemployment among 16- to 24-year-olds has steadily climbed, reaching 19.9% last month.
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China's economy has slowed, but trade is still booming

Nov 15, 2021
The Biden-Xi summit will not focus on the economy, but China’s has shown both weakness and strength this year.
China isn't "growing at 10%, but they’re still growing faster than everyone else,” an expert says. The nation's share of global trade has expanded as well.
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Chinese industrial workers return to the job.
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How Chinese consumers are coping with tariffs on U.S. goods

Sep 19, 2019
Some Chinese consumers are buying less and others are buying local.
A customer shops for clothing at a mall in Beijing in January 2019.
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Are consumers in China changing their spending habits?

Jan 11, 2019
We asked shoppers in Shanghai if they're feeling the economic slowdown.
Customers look at iPhones on display at an Apple Store on this month in Beijing.
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China and the emerging markets no longer key engine of global growth

Oct 19, 2018
What goes up must come down. In the case of the Chinese economy, what grows like an economic weed inevitably starts to slow down. Today we learned China grew by a mere 6.5 percent the latest quarter. The country’s lowest growth since the Great Recession. You might be tempted to blame that on China’s current […]

China and the emerging markets no longer key engine of global growth

Oct 19, 2018
What goes up must come down. In the case of the Chinese economy, what grows like an economic weed inevitably starts to slow down. Today we learned China grew by a mere 6.5 percent the latest quarter. The country’s lowest growth since the Great Recession. You might be tempted to blame that on China’s current […]

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China's latest buzz term could worry businesses

Oct 19, 2018
"Consumption downgrade" is a popular phrase as Chinese consumers curb spending.
The success of firms selling instant noodles and pickled mustard greens have fueled a perception among Chinese citizens that the country is on a “consumption downgrade.”
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace

China's latest buzz term could worry businesses

Oct 19, 2018
"Consumption downgrade" is a popular phrase as Chinese consumers curb spending.
The success of firms selling instant noodles and pickled mustard greens have fueled a perception among Chinese citizens that the country is on a “consumption downgrade.”
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace

Why China was a tough market for Uber

Aug 1, 2016
After years of losses, Uber is selling its China business to rival Didi Chuxing.
A man walks past an Uber station outside a shopping mall in Beijing on August 1, 2016.
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