Dexter Roberts, Bloomberg

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Past articles by Dexter:

The Company Making Billions Off China’s Worried Parents

TAL Education tutors kids for tests that determine a child’s future on the mainland. → Read More

A Trump-Kim Summit Could Unfreeze Mining Riches on the Korean Border

UN sanctions have hurt minerals businesses where China meets North Korea. → Read More

What Happened to China’s Baby Bump?

Births are again trending down, despite the two-child policy. → Read More

Where ‘Made in China’ Means Flying Cars and Automated Pharmacies

Guangzhou, a major manufacturing hub, is doling out subsidies and free land as it sets out to retool its economy. → Read More

China's Spicy Hotpot Billionaire Is Ready to Take on the World

Zhang Yong, the co-founder and chairman of Haidilao, one of China’s most successful hotpot chains, remembers his first time eating out. As a 19-year-old welder in Jianyang, Sichuan, it was exhilarating to escape the proletarian company cafeteria and dine in an actual restaurant, a rare experience for him at the time. → Read More

This Is China’s Real Economic Problem

A $600 billion stimulus program created corporate zombies and stinted on the private sector. The result: lower productivity. → Read More

This Economic Model Organized Asia for Decades. Now It’s Broken

Automation threatens to block the ascent of Asia’s poor. Civil unrest could follow. → Read More

Try Getting Your Kid Into a Beijing Public School

The competition is cutthroat and the authorities are always tweaking the rules. → Read More

China’s Booming Service Industry Can’t Keep Up With College Grads

The economy isn’t creating enough high-skilled service jobs such as software programmers and financial advisers. → Read More

The Controversial Chinese Economist Uncovering Tough Truths

Gan Li’s statistics on the economy just won’t toe the party line. → Read More

China’s Rural Poor Bear the Brunt of the Nation’s Aging Crisis

“If we can stand the pain, we don’t go to the hospital.” → Read More

Guess Which Huge Asian Country Is Afraid of Capital Flight?

After years of encouraging foreign deals, China gets worried. → Read More

Beijing Wants One Union to Rule Them All

The Chinese government doesn’t want labor groups organizing workers to fight for their rights. → Read More

Party Time in China: The Riddle of Xi

The prospect of the Party Congress in fall 2017 is already roiling politics. → Read More

China’s ‘Supply Side’ Is a Far Cry From Reagan’s

This version favors hands-on state control, not deregulation. → Read More

China’s Factory Workers Head Home

Migrants from the interior return to set up businesses → Read More

This Is How China Preps for the Big Test

Experts want to fix the gaokao, which benefits urban youth more than rural students. → Read More

China Decides Debt Can Be Dangerous

Xi wants growth of 6.5 percent, and that requires more lending. → Read More

The Real Meaning of Xi’s Favored Slogan

Reform and party discipline are dominant themes. → Read More

China Tries to Tackle Its Commodities Crisis

The steel industry suffers from a severe glut—but will resist cuts. → Read More