China’s Jan services activity expands at slowest rate in five months – Caixin PMI

BEIJING: Activity in China’s services sector in January expanded at the slowest pace in five months, as a surge in local COVID-19 cases and containment measures hit new business and consumer sentiment while employment fell, a private survey showed on Monday. The Caixin/Markit services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dropped to […]

Eileen Gu and the Chimerican Dream

If you would like to receive China Brief in your inbox every Wednesday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: Olympic freestyle skier Eileen Gu wins gold for China and draws criticism from the United States, the omicron variant spreads in vulnerable Hong Kong , and new polling […]

Winter Olympics: Athletes Complain Of Mistreatment, Poor Living Conditions By Chinese Govt

Despite a glamourous opening of Beijing’s Winter Olympics, China is currently hit with a litany of complaints, effectively gutting promises of “streamlined, safe and most splendid” Games in just two days into the events. Lack of closed-loop and unavailability of hot food has sparked anguish and frustration among participants. To […]

Putin Blames U.S. for Ukraine Crisis

If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here . Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses the United States of inciting the Ukraine crisis , gunfire in Guinea-Bissau sparks coup fears, and the FBI recommends burner phones […]