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

Day Traders Are Still Not Welcome In China

Day Traders Are Still Not Welcome In China

The People's Bank of China has decided day trading by retail investors is simply too risky for the mainland's stock markets.

Chinese Pharma Looks Healthy as Price Controls Ease, Consumers Spend More

Chinese Pharma Looks Healthy as Price Controls Ease, Consumers Spend More

Analysts see the nation's health care sector taking off, as the government eases drug price controls and the population ages.

China Goes Gaga Over Tesla's Musk

China Goes Gaga Over Tesla's Musk

Plans to build Tesla electric cars and charging stations in China help catapult the American billionaire to stardom.

Porn Crackdown Gives Weibo More to Cheer

Porn Crackdown Gives Weibo More to Cheer

China's Weibo messaging service, which went public this week, drives traffic with hot, but not too hot, online discussions.

Is China State Company Reform Real or a Ruse?

Is China State Company Reform Real or a Ruse?

State companies with foreign partners such as GM and Disney are among those on the reform radar in China. How should you play them?

Takeoff for China's Homegrown, On-Board Airliner Wi-Fi

Takeoff for China's Homegrown, On-Board Airliner Wi-Fi

Using only domestic technology, Air China is the country's first carrier to introduce fast Internet on flights between Chinese cities.

Chinese Oil Demand Forecast Slashed

Chinese Oil Demand Forecast Slashed

In a sharp decline from last year's consensus, a Chinese investment bank says refined oil demand will rise only 0.3% this year although gasoline sales will continue to climb.

Where's the Beef? More Than Ever, It's in China

Where's the Beef? More Than Ever, It's in China

China's growing appetite for beef could benefit American meat exporters if the Chinese government lifts a ban on U.S. beef in place since 2003.

China Revives Neglected Plan to Link the Hong Kong and Shanghai Stock Markets

China Revives Neglected Plan to Link the Hong Kong and Shanghai Stock Markets

Regulators say mutual stock market access is coming to China and Hong Kong. They said the same thing in 2007.

Will China Let a State-Owned Oil Tanker Company Sink?

Will China Let a State-Owned Oil Tanker Company Sink?

Despite investor protests, a state-controlled but money-bleeding oil shipper is expected to delist from the Shanghai stock exchange.