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

China’s Strong PMI Data Has a Dark Side for State-Owned Banks

China’s Strong PMI Data Has a Dark Side for State-Owned Banks

Orders are up and restocking is under way at China’s factories in part because the government has ordered banks to ease financing

Herbalife Investors Can Look to China for a Break from Bad News

Herbalife Investors Can Look to China for a Break from Bad News

The nutritional supplements company plans to build a third plant in China, where people are getting fatter and business is growing fast

Why KFC, McDonald’s Can Survive Even a Nasty Food Scare in China

Why KFC, McDonald’s Can Survive Even a Nasty Food Scare in China

A pregnant woman who chatted in a Beijing KFC about the latest food safety scare sheds light on why Chinese consumers trust American fast food restaurants

Whirlpool Deal for Indesit Psyching Out Haier, Chinese Appliance Makers

Whirlpool Deal for Indesit Psyching Out Haier, Chinese Appliance Makers

Winning control of the Italian white goods producer will cost Whirlpool nearly $1 billion, but has dealt a psychological blow to Chinese rivals.

Why Dow Chemical Wins, Caterpillar Loses on China’s State Asset Selloff

Why Dow Chemical Wins, Caterpillar Loses on China’s State Asset Selloff

Six conglomerates run by the Chinese government are seeking private stakeholders, which says a lot about the country’s economy and American companies in China.

How to Grab a Piece of China's Backdoor Bailout in Real Estate

How to Grab a Piece of China's Backdoor Bailout in Real Estate

Governments are lifting price controls and discounting land in hopes of reviving the nation’s slumping real estate sector. Here's how to buy a piece of the action.

Abbott, Nestle, Prepare to Profit from China’s Upcoming Baby Boom

Abbott, Nestle, Prepare to Profit from China’s Upcoming Baby Boom

The one-child policy has been relaxed, giving makers of baby formula and incubators more opportunities to make money

China's Sinopec Oil Drops Spinoff Hints as Rumor Mill Churns

China's Sinopec Oil Drops Spinoff Hints as Rumor Mill Churns

The state-owned oil conglomerate's vague announcement about future asset sales set off market speculation but provided little new information.

Learning Curve in China Benefits Kids and Investors

Learning Curve in China Benefits Kids and Investors

Companies that operate core-subject learning centers, online instruction and other education services are favorites among Chinese parents and stock investors alike.

It's Getting Really Quiet at China's Overbuilt Shopping Malls

It's Getting Really Quiet at China's Overbuilt Shopping Malls

Bankruptcies may be looming in a country with too many storefronts and a rising tide of online shopping choices.