Shuli Ren, Washington Post

Shuli Ren

Washington Post

Hong Kong

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  • Bloomberg
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  • BloombergQuint
  • Barron's

Recent articles by Shuli:

In Evergrande’s Shadow, a Developer With a Past

After experiencing financial near-death, Kaisa is in relatively better shape — but investors have long memories. → Read More

What Xi Jinping Really Means by Common Prosperity

An essay by China’s president — who appears to feel he’s been misunderstood — lays out what his new socialist campaign is trying to accomplish. → Read More

China’s Warning to Evergrande Was Aimed at Fantasia, Too

The central bank wants to prevent what mainland bond investors call “eloping:” indebted companies refusing to pay up. → Read More

China Won’t Save Evergrande for Many Good Reasons

Many of the country’s debt-laden developers believe they are immortal because Beijing hasn’t proven that it’s serious about reforms. → Read More

When Will China Blink and Stop the Evergrande Meltdown?

No country can deleverage in a deflationary environment. If home prices plummet any more, a bailout may be inevitable. → Read More

Will Evergrande and Others Tell Us More About Private Bonds?

Who are these shell companies issuing $300 million of debt in the Chinese developer crisis? Pull down your masks. → Read More

The Fantasia Chapter of the Evergrande Saga Is a Pandora’s Box

How a small player has begun the nasty denouement of China’s property developer crisis. → Read More

Hunger or Squid? The Game China’s Developers Are Really Playing

Netflix’s cruel new South Korean drama is the real metaphor for what’s happening to China’s real estate developers → Read More

China’s Bureaucrats Have Their Own Crackdown Under Way

For officials, to get rich is inglorious. The country’s corruption watchdog is out with severe force to find and punish violators. → Read More

Evergrande Shows the Risks Lurking in China’s Drive for ‘Common Prosperity’

Founder Hui Ka Yan liked to spread the wealth, but he also spread the debt. → Read More

Your Top Evergrande Questions, Answered

A deep dive into the mechanics of the world's most indebted real estate company. → Read More

Why Did China Even Allow Evergrande to Last This Long?

After short-sellers were discouraged by a 2016 Hong Kong ruling, the developer and its politically astute founder got to roam free and build up huge amounts of debt. → Read More

Are Hong Kong Property Tycoons China’s Next Target?

The territory’s red-hot real estate market has been a driver of social unrest. It’s only a matter of time before Beijing targets the sector under its common prosperity campaign. → Read More

Evergrande Gives China an Impossible Equation to Solve

The developer’s biggest problem is that its working capital is tied to a massive inventory, largely composed of unfinished projects. Empty parking lots, anyone? → Read More

Why Evergrande’s Endgame Will Be Like the Hunger Games

To muscle out a decent recovery rate, Evergrande’s bond holders need to get tough and political — just like investors in its wealth management products. → Read More

Jack Ma's Celebrity Friends Will Cost Him Billions More

China’s crackdown on “fan culture” has put an uncomfortable spotlight on the entrepreneur's glitzy inner circle, and raised questions about access to plum investment opportunities. → Read More

What Does Mubadala See in a South Korean Botox Maker?

China’s young women account for 80% of medical aesthetics market. It may not be long before a People’s Daily editorial calls botox a ‘mental toxin.’  → Read More

Can SEC’s Gary Gensler Offer More Than Tough Talk?

The new chairman has taken a not-so-gentle stance on Bitcoin and U.S.-listed Chinese companies like Alibaba. But does his agency have any real bite? → Read More

Why China Is Bailing Out Huarong But Punishing Others

Is Xi Jinping favoring state-owned enterprises over other prominent companies with just as much debt? Or is something very American going on? → Read More

How Afghanistan Snags China in a $282 Billion Creditor Trap

The danger comes from instability in Pakistan, where Beijing banks has invested heavily. The Chinese still have nightmares about a major miscalculation in Venezuela. → Read More