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

Windows 8 Banned in China -- Bad for Microsoft, Boon for Chinese

Windows 8 Banned in China -- Bad for Microsoft, Boon for Chinese

By refusing to buy computers with the Windows 8 operating system, the Chinese government has cleared a path for domestic software developers.

How to Invest in China's Food Safety Progress

How to Invest in China's Food Safety Progress

It's been six years since a tainted milk tragedy rocked China, and now it looks like the country is coming to grips with its food-safety issues.

Will Mob Violence Stop China's Electronics Exodus to Vietnam?

Will Mob Violence Stop China's Electronics Exodus to Vietnam?

Vietnamese mobs are burning foreign factories at a time when Chinese manufacturers are moving to Vietnam. Now what?

Can Banks Save China's Crumbling Property Market?

Can Banks Save China's Crumbling Property Market?

The central bank has told China's state-owned lenders to speed up mortgage approvals as real estate tailspins.

Big Coal Is Downsizing in China, and Stock Investors Like It

Big Coal Is Downsizing in China, and Stock Investors Like It

Coal mining companies in China, the world's biggest coal producer and consumer, may finally be ready to cut costs in the face of falling prices and rising imports

What Pigs and Cement Tell Us About China's Economic Strategy

What Pigs and Cement Tell Us About China's Economic Strategy

As consumer prices fall, Beijing is intervening to meet its 2014 GDP growth goal and keep deflation at bay.

Countdown to iPhone 6 Sends China's 'Apple Concept' Stocks Soaring

Countdown to iPhone 6 Sends China's 'Apple Concept' Stocks Soaring

Investors have shown strong interest in iPhone component makers and suppliers of 'sapphire glass' screens for all kinds of smartphones.

Bud, Miller and Global Beer Giants Fight It Out for China's Rust Belt

Bud, Miller and Global Beer Giants Fight It Out for China's Rust Belt

InBev's recent takeover of a brewery in northeast China is part of a huge struggle for control of the world's biggest beer market

Will China's Telecoms Dodge a Major Tax Bullet?

Will China's Telecoms Dodge a Major Tax Bullet?

The country's state-run telecom operators will be hit with a tough VAT tax regime starting June 1, but capital expenditures could ease the pain.

Money-Losing Chinese Airlines Aren't Dancing Around the Maypole

Money-Losing Chinese Airlines Aren't Dancing Around the Maypole

Airlines in China just reported weak first-quarter results and are hoping for a boost in travel for the May Day holiday.