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.


Nowhere To Hide? Big Data, Little Privacy Protection In China

BEIJING — The exhibition was called “Secret,” and opened in the Wuhan Art Museum in April. And what was in the show? The personal information of the 346,000 citizens of the central Chinese city of ...


Another Consequence Of Venezuela Crisis: A Sex Trafficking Boom

The economic collapse has created opportunities for Colombian gangs to exploit Venezuelan women a...


Why The Asian Economy Can't Escape Trump's Bad Choices

TOKYO — Since Japan’s fiscal year starts in April each year, it is in May that the country's major corporations announce their financial statements for 2017. Most top Japanese companies have had ...


A Once Frugal Nation, China Is Getting Run Over By Consumerism

-Analysis- BEIJING — The "invisible poor" has become a new online — and ironic — moniker in China. It describes young people who earn more than 10,000 RMB ($1,570) a month, a considerable ...


Japan v. China: Who Has The Next "Lucky" Generation?

TOKYO — Chinese boys and girls are often referred to as “Little emperor” or “Little princess.” They grow up in surroundings with financial means where six adults are catering to their demands: ...


Drug Cartels Battle Over Mexico’s Top University Campus

Open battles between major drug outfits are behind a series of recent killings at the National Au...


A Virtual Frog Video Game And China's One-Child Mindset

BEIJING — An online game from Japan has become a hopping success in China. Unheard of until recently, Tabikaeru: Travel Frog — developed by the Japanese company Hit-Point — is suddenly all the ...


Japan, When The Signs Of Decline Are Not About Economics

Civic values are ultimately worth more than dollars and yen.