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

Bird Flu Sends China's Drug Stocks Flying

Bird Flu Sends China's Drug Stocks Flying

Stock analysts are recommending investors buy Chinese drug and traditional medicine makers as a deadly strain of bird flu spreads

Identity Swap for Smithfield's New Chinese Boss

Identity Swap for Smithfield's New Chinese Boss

Smithfield Foods' new Chinese owner has changed its corporate name, the first step toward a possible initial public offering.

China Internet Outages Disrupt Baidu, QQ

China Internet Outages Disrupt Baidu, QQ

Web sites with addresses using the .com domain including Baidu were apparently hardest hit. Strictly Chinese Web sites that use addresses with the .com.cn domain were not affected.

Shoppers Helping Steer China Straight

Shoppers Helping Steer China Straight

The latest government statistics suggest China's consumers are doing their part to help the nation's economy kick the exports habit.

Borrowed Dollars Reported to Be Pouring Into China

Borrowed Dollars Reported to Be Pouring Into China

Investors who poured borrowed U.S. dollars into China and falsely claimed the cash as export earnings contributed to a sudden spike in the Chinese government's forex reserves in the second half of 2013, according to an investment bank report.

China Loosens Grip With Game Consoles Ruling

China Loosens Grip With Game Consoles Ruling

Chinese entertainment companies may be the biggest winners now that Beijing authorities have inched toward opening the country's vast consumer market to some video game consoles.