Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is a journalist with 30+ years of experience. He's a graduate of the University of Missouri and Western Illinois University. He was a United Press International bureau chief in Detroit, a Deutsche Presse-Agentur foreign correspondent in Prague, and an editor at the Chinese business magazines Caijing and Caixin in Beijing. Chinese business-financial news has been his mainstay since 2006. He is on Twitter at @ej_street.

Recent Articles By The Author

How to Play China Stocks Like the Institutionals Play in Shanghai

How to Play China Stocks Like the Institutionals Play in Shanghai

Major institutional investors have stepped up buying mainland Chinese stocks in recent months. But retail investors who want to play have to use the backdoor. Psst, we have the key.

Playing Shanghai's Stock Market? China's Largest Dairy Shows the Risks

Playing Shanghai's Stock Market? China's Largest Dairy Shows the Risks

Stocks listed on mainland exchanges such as Yili's can behave in mysterious ways.

Chinese Suppliers May Grab Apple Biz From Bankrupt GT Advanced

Chinese Suppliers May Grab Apple Biz From Bankrupt GT Advanced

The U.S. maker of sapphire glass may be on the ropes, but Chinese rivals are investing $335 million in plants to make the glass for Apple products.

UPS and FedEx Just Got a Major Boost in the Chinese Market

UPS and FedEx Just Got a Major Boost in the Chinese Market

By relaxing restrictions on foreign delivery services, the Chinese government wants to make package delivery more efficient through an open market.

Automakers Great Wall, BYD Put Investors in China’s Fast Lane

Automakers Great Wall, BYD Put Investors in China’s Fast Lane

Some major Chinese automakers are accessible to stock traders through Hong Kong listings, giving investors access to the world’s biggest auto market.

Matchmaker Jiayuan Rides Past Baidu on China’s Urbanization Wave

Matchmaker Jiayuan Rides Past Baidu on China’s Urbanization Wave

The online dating service is benefiting from the enormous changes under way in urbanizing, mobile Internet-using China.

How Chinese Investors Play U.S. Property Without Leaving Home

How Chinese Investors Play U.S. Property Without Leaving Home

The Chinese real estate funds are investing in Simon Property Group and Meritage Homes, among other familiar names.

Philips, Sharp, 3M Help Investors Breathe Easy in Smoggy China

Philips, Sharp, 3M Help Investors Breathe Easy in Smoggy China

As demand for home air purifiers rises in polluted China, foreign appliance manufacturers and their investors are making money on consumer angst.

How the World’s Biggest Bank Helps Investors Understand China

How the World’s Biggest Bank Helps Investors Understand China

A first-half financial report tells of ICBC’s higher earnings as well as growth areas backed by the bank, such as the Chinese service sector and automakers in Africa

China Housing and Land Goes Private as Property Market Slumps

China Housing and Land Goes Private as Property Market Slumps

The Chinese developer gave no reason for its decision to delist from Nasdaq, although the country's worsening real estate slump may have played a role.