Ralph Jennings lived in Beijing for seven years as a writer, editor, student, teacher and consumer. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Jennings has covered financial markets in Asia since 2008. His news reports often examine markets from a macro-policy angle on behalf of individual traders as well as institutional investors. He currently lives in Taipei, where he covers general and financial news in East Asia and studies for a master's degree. He can be reached on Twitter at @Laowiseass, on LinkedIn at Ralph Jennings or on Google+ at Ralph Jennings.
If China allows the yuan to weaken, as it's doing now, that helps manufacturers maximize profits from exports. But a weaker currency makes the cratering stock market even less attractive.
These pros point out that China is steering its economy away from high-cost factory work and toward more sustainable things like consumption, tech and private investment.
The intervention will cause volatility that ripples into markets from New York to Taipei because the Chinese economy is linked to just about everyone else's.
Hollywood studios will compete best in the lucrative China cinema market by releasing 3-D films and anything with special effects -- two advantages over their Chinese peers.
As its stock market continues to crater, causing massive selloffs in global markets, Beijing seems to be fumbling for a solution to yet another financial meltdown.
Foreign defense contractors might dodge a few bullets to enter China’s military-industrial complex but will eventually find an inroad.
An awkward transition for China’s all-important economy, a possible new round of currency devaluation and lingering issues behind a share price rout in mid-2015 will keep share prices volatile.
The flight of Chinese portfolio managers this year after massive share price losses and amid a criminal crackdown may erode foreign investor confidence.
Farewells to U.S. stock exchanges will help Chinese firms prosper at home but erode investor access to the world’s largest economy.
Chinese authorities will tap green energy firms, particularly the ones at home, and get tougher on companies that aggravate air pollution.
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