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The Economic Observer is a weekly Chinese-language newspaper founded in April 2001. It is one of the top business publications in China. The main editorial office is based in Beijing, China. Inspired by the Financial Times of Britain, the newspaper is printed on peach-colored paper.

China

Wealth Inequality In China: Measured At Home And At School

After the topic of bulk sanitary napkins went viral online, the broader issue of the gap between ...

China

Clearing Out Disabled: City Gentrification, Chinese-Style

-Analysis- BEIJING — How many disabled people are there in China? The number is 85 million, or 6% of China's total population, according to the statistics of the Chinese Disabled Persons' ...

China

In China, A Post-Pandemic City Model Built On Street Vendors

Chinese officials are realizing that the "soul" of a city is key to strength and prosperity.

China

How China's Free Market Economy Opened The Door To Romance

Traditional ideas about marriage still hold some sway among the Chinese, but more and more, coupl...

China

Carrefour Says Au Revoir To China: Lessons In Global Commerce

As Carrefour gets ready to sell a majority of its operations in China, lessons can be learned fro...

Japan

Naruhito Now: A Closer Portrait of Japan's Next Emperor

-Analysis- TOKYO — On May 1, Crown Prince Naruhito will succeed his father, Emperor Akihito, to become the 126th Japanese emperor. The April 1 announcement of the new imperial era's name, ...

China

On Chinese Youth And The Elusive Hunt For Creativity

China's exam-oriented culture does not foster imagination, which is necessary to create better em...

China

How One-Child Policy Still Weighs On China's Fertility Rate

Three years after the end of the one-child policy, China's fertility rates are now falling. To ha...