• The man with the most (in)famous business card in the world

    Before he gained notoriety with his visit to New York, idiosyncratic mogul Chen Guangbiao attracted plenty of questions in China.

    By Scott Cendrowski, writer

    FORTUNE -- When you hit the New York media circuit with "Most Influential Person of China" … and "China Moral Leader" … and "China Top Ten Most Honorable Volunteer" among the distinctions listed on your ming pian ("business card" to you and me), you can expect to MORE

    Jan 12, 2014 4:10 PM ET
  • Chinese businesses on the next U.S. ambassador: Max who?

    Companies there are tepid on Sen. Max Baucus, expected to be appointed as ambassador to China, as some have to look his name up on Baidu (and others joke about what his name means in Chinese).

    By Scott Cendrowski, writer

    FORTUNE -- The expected appointment of Max Baucus as the next U.S. ambassador to China is receiving mixed reviews in that country so far.

    "Initially many in the China-watching business and political MORE

    Jan 8, 2014 10:52 AM ET
  • China's quest for a new energy source heads to space

    Seeking a clean energy solution, China visits the moon in search of helium-3

    By Brandon Southward, reporter

    FORTUNE -- No country had successfully completed a soft landing on the moon since the Soviet Union in 1976, which is why eyebrows were raised when China's rover Jade Rabbit landed on the lunar surface this past weekend. While China's motives for space exploration are not clear and the Chinese government is keeping quiet, MORE

    Dec 20, 2013 2:08 PM ET
  • What does Ambassador Locke's resignation say about pollution in China?

    How the smog over Beijing is dampening China's appeal to Westerners.

    By Scott Cendrowski, writer

    FORTUNE -- As Beijing creeps closer to the notoriously noxious winter season for air pollution, Westerners here are tracking executives' moves from the city and asking whether pollution is the culprit. U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke's surprise resignation from his post in Beijing is the latest fodder.

    The official line is that Locke is returning to MORE

    Nov 22, 2013 12:20 PM ET
  • Why New York is (still) the center of the business universe

    Cities like Shanghai and Singapore may be on the rise, but there are two big reasons that NYC remains No. 1 globally.

    By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- At a big business conference recently -- where the rules forbade my quoting participants by name -- I was surprised to hear a famous CEO refer in passing to "New York City, which is still the center of the world." The CEO MORE

    Nov 11, 2013 12:57 PM ET
  • What will it take to fix China's pollution problem?

    China's air quality has reached crisis state. Or has it?

    By Adam Lashinsky, senior editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- I visited China for the first time in nearly 20 years this past summer. Everyone talks about how much has changed, and it's true. There were mule-drawn carriages in the streets of central Beijing the last time I was there. Today, not so much.

    What hasn't changed is the air pollution. In fact, it has MORE

    Nov 1, 2013 12:29 PM ET
    Posted in: , ,
  • The global automakers' final frontier

    To keep up sales growth, car companies need to enter the so-called "beyond BRIC" markets -- which include countries as large as Indonesia and as small as Belize.

    Oct 29, 2013 5:00 AM ET
  • Ford finally finds its place in China

    Just five years ago, Ford was thought to be hopelessly behind in China. But sales so far this year have reached 647,849, an eye-popping 51% higher than a year ago.

    Oct 25, 2013 5:00 AM ET
  • How to make it in China

    Tash Aw's latest novel, Five Star Billionaire, is a revelatory -- and often, rollicking -- tale of unbridled ambition in the rising East.

    By Daniel Roberts, writer-reporter

    FORTUNE -- If the most common trope in fiction in the past 10 years has been the "9/11 novel," we may now be seeing the beginnings of the next wave: stories of success (or at least the hunt for it) in Asia.

    On the heels of MORE

    Sep 4, 2013 9:21 AM ET
  • Don't expect less corruption in China after Bo Xilai trial

    The trial of Bo Xilai reflects a dark reality in China, where businesspeople have to rely heavily on government officials to succeed.

    By Wenguang Huang

    FORTUNE -- Known as the "secret wallet" for several senior Communist leaders, former billionaire businessman Xu Ming used to brag about his special access and protection. However, after the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood led to the spectacular fall of Bo Xilai, a princeling and MORE

    Aug 27, 2013 10:35 AM ET
    Posted in: , ,
Search This Column
View all entries from this: Week, Month
Current Issue
  • Give the gift of Fortune
  • Get the Fortune app
  • Subscribe
Powered by VIP.