Jonathan Cheng, Wall Street Journal

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Past articles by Jonathan:

China’s Manufacturing Activity Contracts for Second Straight Month

New data adds evidence that growth momentum has weakened as the country’s manufacturing sector is weighed down by soaring raw material costs, a widespread power crisis and a slowdown in the property sector. → Read More

China’s New Home Prices Fall for First Time in Six Years as Rules Bite

Average prices in 70 major cities edged down 0.08% in September from the previous month, the first such month-on-month decline since 2015. → Read More

China Third-Quarter Economic Growth Slows Sharply to 4.9%

China’s economy grew 4.9% in the third quarter from a year earlier, slowing sharply from the previous period, as power shortages and supply-chain problems added to the impact from Beijing’s efforts to rein in the real estate and technology sectors. → Read More

The Tiger Is Making a Tentative Comeback in China’s North

After decades of environmental degradation related to growth, the big cats were functionally extinct. Now the numbers have started to climb. → Read More

China’s Manufacturing Weakens, as Power Cuts Threaten More Damage

The contraction ended an 18-month expansion that powered the country’s recovery from the pandemic. → Read More

In China, Even Jump-Rope is Competitive—So Parents Pay for Lessons

Grade-school students nationwide must pass an annual rope-skipping exam, costing children who can’t easily jump and twirl rope at the same time. → Read More

China’s Economic Recovery Is Looking Gloomier

Growth across a range of Chinese economic indicators pulled back sharply as a new Covid-19 outbreak and tighter government regulations on the property market hit consumer spending and the housing sector. → Read More

China’s Educational Crackdown Hits Apartment Prices in Its Biggest Cities

The market for what had been some of the most desirable apartments in China’s biggest and wealthiest cities has seized up, as Beijing intensifies a campaign to open access to education. → Read More

China’s Exports Strengthen, Despite Covid-19 Disruptions

Exports unexpectedly expanded at a faster clip in August, shrugging off the impact of a global resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic, port congestion and supply bottlenecks. → Read More

Covid-19 Delta Variant Pummels China’s Services Sector

The August reading of official nonmanufacturing purchasing managers index marks first time the measure has dropped into contractionary territory since February 2020. → Read More

China’s Economic Recovery Is Losing Steam

China’s economy slowed more than expected in July as extreme weather and the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus swept across the country. → Read More

China’s Producer Prices Jump Despite Efforts to Cool Commodities Costs

Factory-gate prices rose at an unexpectedly fast clip in July, matching the highest level in more than 12 years as crude oil and coal prices soared—though economists say the price pickup is unlikely to last. → Read More

China’s Attempts to Take the Stress Out of Schooling Sparks Its Own Angst

China’s education overhaul, which aims to ease intense competition, turns life upside-down for anxious parents. → Read More

China’s Export Machine Still Hums Despite Covid-19, Extreme Weather

While export and import growth slowed in July, both were still strong. → Read More

China’s Economic Growth Slows in the Second Quarter

Despite the slower rate, China’s economic rebound continued to show unusual resilience more than a year after the country largely got control of the coronavirus within its borders. → Read More

China’s Economic Growth Moderates as Consumers Stay Cautious

Factory output remained resilient in May, but investment and domestic consumption fell short of expectations despite a boost from a long holiday. → Read More

China’s Economic Recovery Slowed in April

The pace of growth in China’s economic activity slowed in April as retail sales missed expectations, complicating the picture of a steady and balanced recovery in the world’s second-largest economy. → Read More

Chinese Consumers Are Opening Their Wallets Again

The world’s second-largest economy is rebalancing as consumer spending—the weak link so far in its post-coronavirus recovery—picks up steam, a burst of data suggests. → Read More

China’s Economic Recovery From Covid-19 Shows Signs of Slowing

Official gauges of manufacturing and service-sector activity fell short of expectations, hit in part by semiconductor shortages. → Read More

China’s Communist Faithful Flock to ‘Red Sites’ Ahead of Party Centennial

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for a rediscovery of the Communist Party’s history as it prepares to mark the 100th anniversary of its founding. → Read More