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CVC Capital Partners will acquire a majority stake in Denmark-based Scan Global Logistics (SGL), a transport and logistics services provider, from AEA …

February 3, 2023 a16z crypto Regulatory Team Editor’s note: The a16z crypto Global Regulatory Roundup is a series that highlights …

Q&A: Director Charles Abelmann on ‘English Hustle’ and China’s online language tutoring industry – The China Project Skip to the content Search …

The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has flagged greater support for the further integration of China with the global economy in 2023, in …

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Jean-Charles Decaux, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Eurazeo French listed investor Eurazeo has appointed a new executive board that will see …

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China’s top 10 semiconductor firms – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based …

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has announced the official launch of comprehensive reforms of China’s share issuance registration system, in a …

Belgian sponsor Integra Partners is aiming for a final close for its second fund by year-end, with the vehicle open to further …

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Travel restrictions to Hong Kong lifted, Hisense leads the world, service sector into expansion zone – The China Project Skip to the …

Chinese real estate enterprises have stepped up preparations for the issue of medium-term notes since the start of 2023, with regulators giving …

Turkish ultra-fast grocery delivery company Getir has started a process to raise a new funding round in the first half of this …

January 26, 2023 Eddy Lazzarin Tokens are a powerful new tool in web3, used to represent data across any number …

This week on TikTok: Babies, bills and balloons…oh my! – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has stressed the need for both further reform of China’s capital …

Cenk Bayrakdar, founding partner and managing director at Revo Capital VC investor Revo Capital is getting ready to launch a new fund …

We’ve previously discussed some common issues around pricing and tips for bottom up pricing and packaging, but growth-stage companies often encounter less …

‘Where there’s smoke, there’s fire’ — Phrase of the Week – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

Chinese mortgage borrowers are expected to make repayments in advance and seek more preferable financing conditions on offer after regulators ordered reductions …

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Private equity investor MML Capital has kicked off deployment of its new, lower-mid cap strategy targeting B2B companies serving a range of …

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Weibo reacts to China’s ‘wandering’ balloon over U.S.: ‘Mother Nature works in mysterious ways’ – The China Project Skip to the content …

China’s central state-owned enterprises (SOEs) stepped up research and development (R&D) investment in 2022 ahead of growth …

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Telling the story of ordinary Chinese before it was cool: Graham Peck’s ‘Two Kinds of Time’ – The China Project Skip to …

The Chinese government has continued its release of tax and fee reduction policies since the start of 2023, with the goal of …

European mid-market growth investor Oakley Capital has held a final close for its fifth flagship fund on its hard-cap of EUR 2.85bn, …

February 2, 2023 Daejun Park Formal verification — the process of using mathematical methods to “inspect” a program or smart …

China builds up its space power in Antarctica – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

Chinese fintech company Lufax Holding has unveiled plans to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) in order to tap support …

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Mid-market sponsor Livingbridge has sold Red Box, a UK-based AI voice recording software business, to California-based AI and automation provider Uniphore Technologies.

China drafts new export controls to shore up solar dominance – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

Investors from the US continue to be major players in fund-raising by China’s artificial intelligence (AI) companies, …

German sponsor Capiton has raised a EUR 248m continuation vehicle for two of its Fund V assets, Raith and AEMtec, as a …

Li Wenliang: The man who was wrong to have been right – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

Chinese President Xi Jinping has outlined a slew of key economic policy goals at a study session of the Politburo held on …

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Laura Clayfield, investment manager at Bowmark Capital Mid-market sponsor Bowmark Capital is bolstering its investment team with the hiring of Laura Clayfield …

China is losing Europe’s east to Taiwan – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

Municipal lender Bank of Changsha has announced the official launch of two new virtual employees – Xiao Le (小乐) and Ying Ying …

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Private equity firm Inflexion has agreed to sell UK-based luxury travel business Scott Dunn to Flight Centre, an Australia-listed travel agency, for …

Washington want to completely cut Huawei off from U.S. suppliers – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

China’s top e-commerce giants have reported a surge in the usage of the digital renminbi to complete …

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Toronto-headquartered Brookfield Asset Management has acquired the Private Equity Solutions business of DWS, allowing the firm to expand into PE secondaries.

PMI back in the black, bad year for Huayi Brothers, airline losses, new energy investment – The China Project Skip to the …

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has made a net injection of 170 billion yuan into the …

Alice Albizzati, Revaia As French growth investor Revaia continues to fundraise for its second fund, the firm is confident of finding opportunities …

Japan and the Netherlands join U.S. chip curbs to China – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

The Hainan province government has issued a new directive that aims to strengthen regulatory scrutiny and risk …

China Power | Society | East Asia As China’s government deepens its push to raise the birthrate, Chinese internet users compare themselves to extracted minerals. Advertisement …

Dominique Gaillard, Armen France-headquartered Armen, an investor in GP stakes, is reviewing investment opportunities in the European market as it continues to …

BYD’s staggering forecast, SOE profits, provincial GDP targets, smartphone sales, Jinko Solar – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has used reverse repos to inject liquidity into the Chinese banking …

China Power The Chinese government has used public discontent as cover for a difficult policy change. Advertisement Protests in China over the …

Li Daiguo and his lullabies – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based …

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has announced the extension of a trio of key monetary policy …

3% GDP growth – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based companySichuan Changhong …

A Chinese electric vehicle is coming to a market near you – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

Real estate investment drops, CATL and NIO team up, and lithium is still golden – The China Project Skip to the content …

China’s COVID-killing machine craze – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based companySichuan …

Bridgepoint has retained Goldman Sachs to oversee its exit from Moneycorp, according to sources familiar with the matter.

First Chinese IPO in the U.S. this year, domestic tourism, electric buses – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

Italian sponsor Clessidra Capital Credit is aiming for a 2023 final close for its first private debt vehicle on EUR 250m, having …

This week on TikTok: The new space race and Blizzard-NetEase fallout – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

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Pan-European sponsor Equistone has sold its majority stake in financial services research and analytics provider Acuity Knowledge Partners to Permira.

On Jiang Zemin and inter-Party struggle, Willy Wo-Lap Lam’s book remains a gold standard – The China Project Skip to the content …

Panels and conversations at IPEM 2023 in Cannes were dominated by sponsors’ and LPs’ need to overcome the tough fundraising and deal-making …

‘A bumping porcelain piggyback scam’ — Phrase of the Week – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

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French sponsor 21 Invest is aiming to complete the remaining EUR 150m of fundraising for its sixth fund by year-end, marketing and …

Activision Blizzard and NetEase’s feud, explained – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

European PE activity continued to fall in Q4, although the decline was less pronounced than in previous quarters, and encouragingly, the volume …

Biden extends visa protection scheme for Hong Kong residents – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

Francesco Fumagalli, managing partner of Koinos Capital Italian PE firm Koinos Capital could start fundraising for a new SME-focused fund in 12-18 …

The Uyghur Tribunal one year on: Has anything changed? – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

Netherlands-based private equity firm Main Capital Partners has sold German procurement technology business Onventis to French growth investor Keensight Capital.

Cash-strapped urban Chinese youth salivate over cheap, filling meals – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

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Is China’s demography China’s destiny? – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based …

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The world’s deadliest earthquake? Look to Shaanxi, 1556 – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

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Sponsors are rethinking new platform deals in German healthcare following stark remarks by health minister Karl Lauterbach pushing to curtail private investment …

How a woman in rural China posing as Russian became a gay icon – The China Project Skip to the content Search …

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Lucie Cawood, head of private equity and financial sponsor’s group at Travers Smith Law firm Travers Smith has promoted partner Lucie Cawood …

China slaps 18-year prison sentence on Macau’s ‘Junket King’ – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

Longi to build the world largest solar manufacturing base – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

Anthony Dubut, managing partner of InnovaFonds French sponsor InnovaFonds expects to reach the first key milestones of its new SME-focused fund by …

Zhang Zipiao paints the subtleties of life – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

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Ahead of a challenging year, LPs are seeking ways to commit to private markets and take advantage of impact, secondaries and co-investment …

Xi’s great pivot and risks in the Chinese market in 2023 | Live with Lizzi Lee – The China Project Skip to …

Premysl Rubes, founder and managing partner of Presto Ventures Czech investor Presto Ventures is taking a significant step up in its strategy …

Bittersweet victories for China’s tennis stars at Melbourne – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

With sponsors looking to bypass challenging debt markets and macroeconomic uncertainty, funds editor Harriet Matthews hosts private equity reporter Rachel Lewis to …

The significance behind China’s population decline | Live with Lizzi Lee – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

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French sponsor Ardian has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Assist Digital, an Italy-based B2B customer experience and CRM technology provider; …

China’s chaotic COVID re-opening – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based companyTrina …

IK Partners has appointed Jefferies to guide its planned exit of Swedish biotech company Mabtech, three sources familiar with the situation said.

The epic songs of the Dong people – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

China hits COVID peak, but Lunar New Year travel may cause a new wave – The China Project Skip to the content …

Listed Switzerland-headquartered asset manager Bellevue has announced the launch of its debut secondaries fund, with a USD 200m target and a first …

Japan’s Prime Minister travels the world cementing alliances with G7 countries, discomfiting China – The China Project Skip to the content Search …

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‘The China Dream’ and the hard truths of doing business in China – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

Accel-KKR is assessing strategic options for Kerridge Commercial Systems, a UK-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider, sources familiar with the situation …

Under-the-radar private Chinese investments are a blind spot for U.S. regulators – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

The volume of outstanding structured deposits in China has seen a sharp decline during the Covid pandemic, following a crack down from …

Mikus Janvars, managing partner at Merito Partners Latvian investment company Merito Partners is aiming for a hard-cap of EUR 50m for its …

Huge solar energy profits, football corruption, Genki Forest arrest – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

China saw its holdings of US debt drop to their lowest level in over 12 years in …

Netherlands-based sponsor Waterland has closed the ninth iteration of its flagship fund on EUR 3.5bn, while also holding a close for its …

Taiwan to allow transnational same-sex marriage – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has green lit the acquisition by JPMorgan Chase of full ownership of its Chinese mutual fund …

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Equistone has agreed to sell its majority stake in Bulgin, a UK manufacturer of environmentally sealed connectors and components, to Infinite Electronics, …

‘COVID free and feeling fantastic in the Year of the Rabbit’ — phrase of the week – The China Project Skip to …

Morgan Stanley’s Chinese fund management vehicle has just garnered approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) …

Spain-headquartered Arcano Asset Management has held a final close for Arcano Secondaries Fund XIV (ASF XIV) on EUR 400m, surpassing its EUR …

Finished Chinese films that we might never get to see – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

The first set of benchmark interest rates announced by China’s financial authorities in 2023 have remained unchanged compared to the previous month.  …

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Finland-headquartered Certior Capital has held a first close for its second emerging managers-focused fund against a EUR 80m target; the fund expects …

Uyghurs condemn Islamic delegation to Xinjiang – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

China’s state-owned media has weighed on the recent meeting between US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Chinese vice-premier Liu He (刘鹤) – …

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Frankfurt-listed sponsor Deutsche Beteiligungs AG is turning its focus to more proprietary deals this year amid the uncertain M&A environment, partner Thilo-Anyas …

2,560 gigawatts, lidar listing in the U.S., black gold – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has signalled efforts to further increase domestic demand and consumption while …

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Beijing reshuffles advisory body ahead of Two Sessions conclave in March – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

One of China’s top economic officials has highlighted the indispensable role of free markets and private entrepreneurs in driving the country’s growth, …

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Pan-European sponsor EQT is aiming for a 2023 close for EQT X on EUR 20bn having raised EUR 15.4bn by year-end 2022, …

From state secret to city staple: China open its first subway – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

One of China’s top economic officials says that complete economic equality will not be achievable despite the …

Supporters of Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election candidate, the KMT’s Han Kuo-yu, pass along a Taiwan flag at a campaign rally in southern …

Euro Group Laminations, an Italian producer of steel components for electric motors, could kickstart an IPO process in the coming weeks, three …

Uganda scraps key railway contract with China – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

Official data from the Chinese government points to 3% growth in national GDP in 2022, with growth …

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Piotr Sławski, partner at Aper Ventures Polish sponsor Aper Ventures could hit the fundraising trail next year as it explores plans for …

Hong Kong sports bodies told to include ‘China’ in names – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

Second and third-tier cities across China continued to see declines in commercial housing prices in the month of December, according to the …

London-based sponsor Montagu has sold healthcare software supplier Maincare to Docaposte, the digital arm of France’s postal service, in an off-market deal.

How brands are ushering in the Year of the Rabbit – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has announced a slew of key work missions for …

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London-headquartered growth investor Imbiba has held a first close on GBP 70m for its new consumer-focused fund against a GBP 90m target.

China’s BYD to launch luxury electric sedan in India – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

The Chinese central government has issued a new policy directive to step up official support for Chinese small businesses in 2023. The …

Andrea Bertolini, Inflexion London-based GP Inflexion has hired Andrea Bertolini as head of financial services from Cinven, alongside making new appointments into …

TikTok, (she’s) on the clock – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based …

The vice-president of one of China’s big state-owned banks is on track to head one of the …

Liad Meidar, Gatemore Capital Management Amid a sluggish UK small-cap equities market, activist investor Gatemore is moving towards taking larger stakes that …

Could Chinese companies produce revolutionary solid state batteries by 2024? – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

China’s foreign trade levels rose to record high levels in 2022, despite the adverse impacts of a renewed round of Covid lockdowns …

Bregal Sagemount has acquired a minority stake in Enhesa, an environmental, health and safety management compliance provider, marking the third deal from …

A trade slump – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based companyNational Bio …

China saw double-digit growth in loans to the real economy in 2022, as policymakers endeavoured to boost demand for funds amidst a …

Law firm Cleary Gottlieb has hired Ian Shawyer as a partner in its London office, poaching the private equity lawyer from Travers …

This week on TikTok: Firework protests, mural art of Sheep Chen, and China’s soccer woes – The China Project Skip to the …

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has highlighted its use of structured monetary policy tools to guide and channel the extension of …

Bridgepoint has appointed JPMorgan and Jefferies to explore a sale of UK-headquartered software testing company Qualitest, sources familiar with the matter said.

‘A drunkard drinks not for the liquor’ — phrase of the week – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

The latest data from the Chinese central bank points to strong growth in financial inclusion loans to …

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How Chairman Mao shaped the chairman of the board in Chinese companies — Q&A with Christopher Marquis – The China Project Skip …

The central Chinese mega-city of Chongqing has set its GDP growth target high for 2023, following a …

Alistair McKay, KBW KBW, the specialist financial services investment bank wholly owned by Stifel, has promoted Alistair McKay as head of its …

10 most anticipated Chinese movies of 2023 – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

Chinese banks have dramatically stepped up financial support for leading real estate enterprises, following the launch of new measures by regulators towards …

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Switzerland-headquartered private markets investor Partners Group has announced its 2022 results and updated its long-term financial objectives, including an expected USD 17bn …

Islamic State suicide attack at Afghan Foreign Ministry kills five when Chinese delegation was supposed to visit – The China Project Skip …

China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) has just seen the launch of a new payments function which …

EQT Partners is weighing options including a partial sale for Swiss cybersecurity networking and detection business Open Systems, several sources familiar with …

Is the Turkish government going to stand up for Uyghurs, or will economic interests win out? – The China Project Skip to …

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) have jointly issued a directive …

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13 million new energy vehicles – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based …

Regional governments around China have issued a slew of signals to indicate that the country’s long-running crackdown on the country’s Internet giants …

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Frankfurt-listed sponsor Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) has sold its investment in Pmflex, a European manufacturer of pre-wired electrical conduits, to Hager Group, …

Philippines voids joint oil exploration pact with China – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

Efforts by Chinese regulators to force Jack Ma to cede control of digital payments giant Ant Group are set to result in …

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Accession Capital Partners has realized an early partial exit of its investment in data-driven agribusiness Spearhead.

Carl Crow’s 400 Million Customers – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based …

The senior-most official for China’s banking system has declared that the country’s crackdown on the financial activities …

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Chinese companies have broke ground on a new oil field in East Africa – The China Project Skip to the content Search …

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has just issued the amended draft versions of several …

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Christian Ramme, head of DACH at Tenzing London-based investor Tenzing is seeking to expand into the German-speaking region with the launching of …

Renewables in the news – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based companyLuckin …

China’s top banking official has reiterated Beijing’s commitment to the provision of greater financial support to privately …

London-based sponsor Inflexion has acquired a non-controlling stake in German contract research organisation Proteros Biostructures, as it continues to deploy its minority …

Jack Ma will no longer pull the strings at Ant – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

China’s top banking regulator has outlined a range of measures to further drive the opening up of …

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Lower mid-market firm NorthEdge has sold a majority stake in Cloud Technology Solutions Group to US-based sponsor Marlin Equity Partners.

Ongoing protest in Henan over fireworks ban – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

China’s top banking regulator has touted ongoing low inflation relative to other major economies as proof of …

Clay Baldo is no stranger to China – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

China’s senior-most banking official has highlighted efforts to expand domestic demand via the use of targeted monetary …

6.5 million EVs sold in China in 2022 – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

China’s finance minister has highlighted efforts to ensure that fiscal policy in 2023 better caters to the needs of the country’s market …

Chinese video-streaming company Leshi gives staff a short work week – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

Storied fintech tycoon Jack Ma is set to relinquish control of payments giant Ant Group in the wake of sustained pressure from …

‘Old Town Girls’: A melancholy neo-noir set in southern China’s rust belt – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

The former party chief for the Shandong province branch of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has been expelled from the Communist …

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Private markets investment firm Hamilton Lane has held a USD 2.1bn final close for its latest dedicated co-investment fund, Hamilton Lane Equity …

Is the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act working? – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

One of China’s big three policy banks has committed to the provision of financial support for the …

Blue Owl Capital, a New York-based alternative asset manager, is keen to resume preparation for an IPO of Dyal Capital Partners in …

Chinese women’s struggle to cope with domestic violence in the U.S. – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

A raft of central China’s province-level governments have held their inaugural economic work meetings for 2023, highlighting efforts to drive growth in …

China Power Tsai’s visit to the base in the central county of Chiayi comes as Taiwan is seeking to boost its defenses …

Dan Rockwood, operating partner and head of brand at VGC Partners Brands specialist growth investor VGC is on the road for a …

‘Out with the old and in with the new’ — phrase of the week – The China Project Skip to the content …

Standard Chartered China has just become the first foreign-invested bank in China to engage in Chinese treasury bond futures trading. On 4 …

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Dusan Duffek, partner at Zero One Hundred Zero One Hundred, a Slovakia-based venture investor targeting startups across central and eastern Europe, is …

A Chinese-run gold mine in Balochistan is making millions, but the locals aren’t getting any of it – The China Project Skip …

Domestic analysts expect the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to continue to maintain comparatively loose monetary policy in 2023, as Beijing continues …

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Carmaker Geely acquires Meizu, one of China’s oldest smartphone brands – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

China’s banking regulator is pushing for commercial lenders to play a greater role in driving consumption growth …

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Equistone has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Dutch providers of traffic and safety management solutions BUKO Infrasupport and BUKO Waakt.

Ecuador and China sign a free-trade agreement – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

The inaugural 2023 work meeting of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has highlighted a slew of …

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Iwona Cymerman, FundingBox.vc Polish deep tech-focused investor FundingBox.vc is planning to raise a second fund, while it continues to focus on network …

Elon Musk is going to have a China problem. Tesla is the No. 2 electric car company in China after BYD. But …

China has just seen the release of the draft version of a new law on financial stability that outlines the creation of …

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2022: The year of sport in China – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

Nanjing-based Huatai Securities has unveiled plans to launch the biggest ever share placement by a Chinese brokerage …

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Global investment manager GLP Capital Partners is bringing in a private equity partner from the London office of Kirkland & Ellis, sources …

The fengshui-inspired mural art of Sheep Chen – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has just issued a new set of regulations governing …

Chinese and Indian border troops clash for the first time since 2020 – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

Companies in China’s trust sector collectively increased their capital by at least 13 billion yuan in 2022, extending a steady decline in …

The Xi’an Incident: When Chiang Kai-shek was imprisoned by his own men – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

China is scheduled to launch its first nationwide digital assets exchange to ring in the start of 2023. The China Digital Assets …

Can consumption vouchers rescue China’s economy? – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

China’s top banking regulator has outlined plans to order the suspension of custodian operations by commercial banks that fail to satisfy new …

A trillion yuan for water conservation – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

One of Bank of China’s (BOC) fintech subsidiaries has been included in the inaugural list of “artificial …

Feminists and LGBTQ activists at China’s COVID protests – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

China’s hotels are bullish on 2023 after a dreadful 2022 – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

Far out: Offshore floating wind power is taking off in China – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

Largest ever energy project in a desert – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

Batteries and microchips: a new generation of the Wang family of Wuxi – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

The best music to come out of China in 2022 – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

All limits on passenger flights lifted – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

China’s instant coffee market is red hot – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

Taiwan’s contested vision of its own history – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

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Magic, translation, and revolution: Rebecca Kuang’s ‘Babel’ – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

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Can China win over Lula’s Brazil again? – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

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Viral ibuprofen dance lifts mood in China’s COVID-19 outbreak – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has called for Chinese financial institutions to play a greater role in supporting both …

Gaming is back on in China – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

The combined assets of financial institutions in China posted double-digit growth in the year through Q3 2022, …

The Christmas Eve rape that helped end KMT mainland rule – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

Cai Zebin reappropriates classic masterpieces – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based …

Under threat from China, Taiwan moves to boost military training – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

China opens up its borders – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based …

China Power | Security | East Asia Taiwan’s current 4-month military conscription requirement, put in place in 2017, was widely panned by the public as being …

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Rumors swirl in Kabul over attack on Chinese-operated hotel – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

Made in China 2025 is back, with a new name and a focus on database companies – The China Project Skip to …

COVID decimates Chinese team at World Swimming Championships – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

China sends fighter jets, drones, and ships to Taiwan Strait – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

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The antiviral clothing craze is hot bunk, but companies are still trying to cash in – The China Project Skip to the …

Two thirds of large LPs and public pension funds are citing the denominator effect as a factor that is slowing down the …

A dismal year for Chinese cinema: 8 notable films of 2022 – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

Austrian VC firm Speedinvest has raised EUR 500m for its fourth flagship fund and held a EUR 80m final close for its …

Gold in the sewage: An environmental monitoring SME focused on water lists in Shanghai – The China Project Skip to the content …

The Bolt-ons Digest is a compilation done by Unquote with the main add-on deals announced by PE-backed companies in Europe over the …

Hackers attempt to extort millions from NIO – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

Buyout group Inflexion is weighing a sale of Chambers & Partners, the global provider of legal rankings, four sources familiar with the …

China and Australia signal warmer ties, but can the good vibes last? – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

Venture capital firm Speedinvest has pledged to invest 30% of its capital over the next three years in female and diverse founders, …

How the Chinese Communist Party controls data – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

European sponsor PAI Partners is to acquire food ingredients producer Savory Solutions Group from New York-listed artificial aromas and flavours manufacturer IFF …

A new battery company for XPeng and a bitter taste for ByteDance – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

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IK Investment Partners has agreed to sell Germany-based Quanos, a software developer for smart information, to pan-European sponsor Keensight Capital.

Best China books of 2022 – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based …

Tomas Andriuškevičius of Practica Capital Lithuanian venture capital investor Practica Capital is aiming for a hard cap of EUR 80m for its …

China is all over the 2023 Pentagon Budget – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

Private capital advisory firm Rede Partners has announced the opening of an office in Amsterdam with the aim of bolstering its European …

‘Pandemic: Retreat! Retreat! Retreat!’ — phrase of the week – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has made net injections into the Chinese banking system via reverse …

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An ongoing protest at Chinese-funded projects in Pakistan – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has sounded an official warning against the illegal use …

Spain-headquartered Arcano Asset Management has held a final close for Arcano Impact Private Equity Fund (AIPEF), its first fund-of-funds dedicated to impact …

A trillion yuan incentive: China bolsters its semiconductor sector – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

China has seen robust growth in loans to small businesses, amidst a push for greater financial inclusion …

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Jörg Rockenhäuser, Permira UK-based private equity firm Permira will appoint current head of DACH Jörg Rockenhäuser as chairman of the region, with …

The best solution in Taiwan is no solution: The case for can-kicking – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

A senior official from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has highlighted key focal points …

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US-headquartered growth equity investor General Atlantic has held a final close for BeyondNetZero, its first climate fund dedicated to the reduction of …

Something old, something new: The 1990 re-opening of Shanghai’s stock exchange – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has set a date for the official launch of reforms to …

Stirling Square Capital Partners is to acquire Italy-based beverage packaging closures group Tapi from Wise Equity, with transaction expected to close early …

Military buildups along disputed border stoke fears of escalation between China and India – The China Project Skip to the content Search …

One of China’s top economic authorities has flagged the launch of new measures in 2023 to improve …

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Swiss asset manager Bellevue Group has hired Steven Kroese, Lars Honegger and Chris Davies from Partners Group with the aim of launching …

57 oil spills in three years – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

China’s small-scale rural financial institutions saw double-digit growth in their collective assets in 2021, according to the latest data from the peak …

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Ledlenser, a German LED flashlight and headlamp specialist backed by Afinum and Invision, is being prepped for sale by Houlihan Lokey, according …

China reports only two COVID deaths as infections strain healthcare system – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

The deputy-mayor of Shanghai has outlined ambitions to transform the city into an international hub for the …

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With 2022 drawing to a close, the Unquote and Mergermarket private equity reporting team shares insights on how the market is shaping …

Beijing’s economic plans for 2023 – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based …

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has released the draft version of new measures that step up …

Barnaba Ravanne, FSI Italian growth investor FSI has a new fund in sight after returning close to EUR 1bn to its limited …

Chinese moviegoers attend ‘Avatar 2’ premiere in full hazmat suits as COVID-19 spreads – The China Project Skip to the content Search …

The Chinese unit of Citigroup is on track to suspend its consumer banking operations. On 15 December …

Laurent-David Charbit, co-head of the private equity regenerative agriculture practice at Tikehau Capital Tikehau Capital has appointed Unilever executive Laurent-David Charbit as …

There’s a run on lemons in China because people think it cures COVID – The China Project Skip to the content Search …

China is steadily expanding its trials for bank accounts that permit the use of both the Chinese yuan and foreign currencies for …

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Against an increasingly complex background, European PE activity slowed markedly in 3Q22 bringing down the average long-term EV/EBITDA multiples of sponsor-backed transactions, …

Coal production at record high – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based …

The Covid pandemic has left stocks in the Chinese banking sector languishing at record lows, according to …

RJD Partners has sold its stake in UK apprenticeship provider Babington to the private equity arm of the Swiss asset manager Unigestion.

This week on TikTok: The future of China’s dialects, balancing China’s education, and China and the Middle East – The China Project …

One of China’s big three policy banks has contributed USD$100 million in funds for the development of small businesses in Cambodia, as …

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Alcentra’s former owner BNY Mellon spent most of this year out in the market, looking for a buyer for the alternative asset …

In the black-and-white documentary ‘Jet Lag,’ pandemic travelogue meets family memoir – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

Xi Jinping recently convened China’s Central Economic Work Meeting from 15 to 16 December in Beijing, outlining key focal points for economic …

Jessica Clavette, Equistone European mid-market GP Equistone has hired three ESF managers in its offices in London, Paris and Munich with the …

Beijing’s global media influence machine — Q&A with Sarah Cook – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

China’s accumulation of US Treasuries has held constant in recent years despite mounting geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington, according to an …

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Irish sponsor Melior Equity Partners is exiting its insurance broker portfolio company BHP Insurance in a sale to Apax and Carlyle-backed PIB …

‘Peachy pandemic escape’ — phrase of the week – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

The Chinese central government has released a new long-term plan for expanding domestic demand that highlights efforts to strengthen the role of …

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Chinese moviegoers attend ‘Avatar 2’ premiere in full hazmat suits as COVID-19 spread – The China Project Skip to the content Search …

Consumer finance companies in China have started to make use of the digital renminbi to issue loans to clients. Su Xiaorui (苏筱芮), …

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Marco Lattuada, Intesa Sanpaolo’s global head of investment banking and structured finance, has stepped down from his role to join French bank …

Retail sales are still going south – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

China’s top banking regulator has flagged the accelerated launch of new legislation to ensure the stability of the Chinese financial system. Guo …

Munich Private Equity Partners (MPEP), a lower mid-market and mid-cap fund-of-funds investor, has held a final close for its fourth fund on …

Francis Fukuyama on the risky path Xi Jinping chose for China – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has issued the draft version of new regulations to …

DACH-based asset manager Golding Capital has closed its buyout co-investment fund on EUR 273m, with the GP to launch fundraising for its …

China tries to mollify Iran after Xi’s deal-making trip to Saudi Arabia – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

The latest round of official data from the Chinese central bank points to contraction in new total social financing (TSF) and renminbi …

In this photo made available by Saudi Press Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, is greeted by Saudi Crown Prince and Prime …

Wise Equity is set to exit its majority investment in Italian manufacturer of high-end bicycle tyres Vittoria to UK-based mid-market private equity …

Have the seeds of dissent been sown in China? – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

One of China’s big state-owned lenders is expanding trials for bank settlement accounts that permit the combined …

China Power | Diplomacy | East Asia Argentina and China’s shaky nuclear collaboration underscores that the creation of truly viable new energy sources is a long-term …

Kester Capital has agreed to sell Vixio Regulatory Intelligence, a UK-based provider of global regulatory intelligence to the payments and gambling markets, …

Mixed reaction for animated adaptation of science-fiction hit ‘The Three-Body Problem’ – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

Digital payments giant Alipay has reportedly become the first payments platform in China to integrate with the processing network for the Chinese …

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Tech sponsor Hg has agreed to sell Transporeon to US-listed industrial technology group Trimble in a deal that values the German transportation …

Chinese actress dons traditional male Qatari clothing, blasted for promoting repressive culture for women – The China Project Skip to the content …

Municipal lender Bank of Nanjing has just completed an issue of 10 billion yuan in finance bonds …

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Michele Mezzarobba, Mircap Partners France-headquartered private equity asset manager Mircap Partners is aiming to hold a first close for its debut co-investment …

The end of China’s national COVID-tracking app – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

A slew of China’s leading A-share banks have made key changes to senior-most executives since the start of 2022. At least 20 …

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William Blair has opened an office in Madrid and added investment banking capabilities to its Zurich office.

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China’s state-owned media says there are still no “breakthrough” developments in the use of the renminbi for the settlement of international oil …

Denis Duverne, Senior advisor at IRIS Capital Venture VC firm IRIS is on the fundraising trail for a fourth, EUR 150m venture …

This week on TikTok: Shifts in China’s zero-COVID policy, the history of Jewish people in China, the future of China’s dialects – …

The Chinese Ministry of Finance (MOF) has announced a new issue of special treasury bonds to support economic growth, with analysts expecting …

Lisa-Marie Fassl, co-founder and CEO and Nina Wöss, managing partner and co-founder at Female Founders Austrian VC firm Female Founders is in …

It’s tough working for the government: China’s education startups after the crackdown – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

European growth technology investor One Peak Partners has closed its third fund on hard cap of USD 1bn, more than double of …

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Tomas Budnik, founder and owner of Thein Thein, a Czech investment group, is looking to raise around EUR 45m across two funds …

‘Profiteering at a time of national crisis’ — phrase of the week – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …

The banking sector of Tibet has seen negligible growth in total assets over the past year, as …

US software investor Thoma Bravo has completed fundraising for its buyout funds totaling more than USD 32.4bn in capital commitments.

Mongolian coal anti-corruption protests draw the attention of Beijing and Moscow – The China Project Skip to the content Search for any …

Dissident Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei poses for a photo in the garden of his country house in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, Tuesday, …

Bicycle manufacturer Pinarello will hit the Italian auction pipeline in a process guided by Houlihan Lokey, a source close to and a …

After the protests, a glimmer of hope — Q&A with Li Yuan – The China Project Skip to the content Search for …