Alfred Romann

Alfred Romann

Hong Kong protests

Why Alibaba chose Hong Kong to list its shares despite protests

Debut of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Hong Kong’s bourse shows faith in territory’s institutions, analysts say.

Why Alibaba chose Hong Kong to list its shares despite protests

Asia Pacific

One country, two fortunes: Hong Kong's youth face bleak future

With sky-high housing prices, stagnant wages, Hong Kong youth face fewer opportunities than mainland Chinese peers.

One country, two fortunes: Hong Kong's youth face bleak future

Poverty & Development

Thirty years on: The rise and decline of the Chinese consumer

After the upheavals of 1989, consumption in China surged, but people are now starting to tighten their belts again.

Thirty years on: The rise and decline of the Chinese consumer

Business & Economy

Crazy cheap cappuccinos: China's Luckin Coffee chain goes public

Luckin Coffee stores have mushroomed across Chinese cities but it's bleeding cash. Can technology save its finances?

Crazy cheap cappuccinos: China's Luckin Coffee chain goes public

Business & Economy

Trading punches: Can China absorb Trump's latest tariff blow?

China's economy is less reliant on exports than it once was, and could boost trade with other countries, experts say.

Trading punches: Can China absorb Trump's latest tariff blow?

China

Who will benefit from China's Belt and Road Initiative?

As President Xi allays debt concerns, analysts say the project's success requires foresight and honesty from all sides.

Who will benefit from China's Belt and Road Initiative?