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

Will Chinese Investors March with the People's Liberation Army?

Will Chinese Investors March with the People's Liberation Army?

The Chinese government wants its state-run military suppliers to grow their civilian divisions after raising money on capital markets.

'King Kong' China Mobile Running Out of Room for Growth

'King Kong' China Mobile Running Out of Room for Growth

Free Internet services and a weakening Chinese economy raise doubts about growth prospects for the world's biggest mobile-phone carrier

Chinese Consumer Complaints Shame JD.com One Month After IPO Stardom

Chinese Consumer Complaints Shame JD.com One Month After IPO Stardom

This week's big sales promotion soured as state media fielded and repeated consumer complaints about the online shopping site

China Ramping Up Rare Earths Output to Highest Level in 5 Years

China Ramping Up Rare Earths Output to Highest Level in 5 Years

The latest annual rare earths quota affects state-owned mining companies and their American and Australian competitors.

Rich Chinese Immigrants Are Buying Their Way to a Green Card

Rich Chinese Immigrants Are Buying Their Way to a Green Card

Immigration consultants are encouraging these wealthy Chinese to invest in the United States in exchange for that sought-after green card.

Yes, You Can Make Money on China’s Collapsing Infrastructure

Yes, You Can Make Money on China’s Collapsing Infrastructure

Authorities hope to untangle the chaotic web of pipes buried under China’s cities, which is good news for pipe manufacturers

China Pharma Industry Rises to the Occasion as Viagra Patent Expires

China Pharma Industry Rises to the Occasion as Viagra Patent Expires

Pfizer's hard-fought control of the erectile dysfunction drug market in China is about to end, cheering its local rivals

Is China's Rail Freight Reform Heading for a Train Wreck?

Is China's Rail Freight Reform Heading for a Train Wreck?

One year into a market reform campaign for China's state-owned railroad, customer tempers and freight rates are rising

Team China Is Scoring Contracts at Soccer's World Cup, Not Goals

Team China Is Scoring Contracts at Soccer's World Cup, Not Goals

China is supplying stuffed toy versions of the tournament's armadillo mascot and other trinkets.

Alibaba, China Mobile Push for More of World Cloud Computing Market

Alibaba, China Mobile Push for More of World Cloud Computing Market

China Mobile, Alibaba are among the companies expected to benefit from a central government initiative to give China a bigger slice of the cloud computing market