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's School Abuse Scandal Shakes Basic Bonds Of Trust

-Analysis- BEIJING — Two weeks ago, a preschool in Shanghai was exposed for abusing toddlers. One young child was brutally thrown around the floor, while another was forced to eat spicy ...


In Face Of New Rivals, Apple Loses Its Shine In China

Chinese domestic brands like Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are undercutting the American giant, w...


Japan Facing World War II Truth Before Last Witnesses Die

A recent series of documentaries unveil untold chapters of ugly Japanese history.


In Beijing, Sham Marriages To Bypass Government Policies

BEIJING — "Goodbye," Ying told her third husband. "Oh," he responded indifferently. Through their legal, but dishonnest, marriage, Ying earned 40,000 yuan ($6,000). Her "husband" was allowed ...


Who Is To Blame For China's Awful Movies?

-OpEd- BEIJING — Many Chinese films are awful. Who is to blame for this objective fact? An audience typically praises a film when they think it’s good and complain when it isn’t. Yet Feng ...


Ghost Cities, Demographic Lessons From Japan To China

TOKYO — The popular Chinese imagination of Japan has followed along with Japan’s evolution over the past four decades. In the late 1970s, when China started to reform and to open up to the rest of ...


China Speeds Toward A Cashless Economy

BEIJING — Two events this spring, seemingly unrelated, together offer a snapshot of where China has arrived in finance-related technology, commonly referred to as "fintech." On April 17, the Bank ...


Chinese Movie Industry Tries To Kick "Hollywood Dependency"

BEIJING — At the just concluded Beijing International Film Festival, the hottest feature on the bill was the business battle between Chinese and American film industries. The Fate of the Furious, ...