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How the Chip Shortage Is Forcing Auto Makers to Adapt

The number of semiconductors in a modern car, from the ignition to the braking system, can exceed a thousand. As the global chip shortage drags on, car makers from General Motors to Tesla find themselves forced to adjust production and rethink the entire supply chain. Illustration/Video: Sharon Shi video content 5:30 a.m. Sept. 16, 2021

How Beijing’s Scrutiny Could Affect Tencent's Videogame Empire

China’s Tencent is backing the developers of blockbuster videogames such as “Pokémon Unite” and “League of Legends.” But Beijing’s crackdown on the industry at home, including when minors can play online games, could affect the company’s global videogame empire. Photo composite: Sharon Shi video content 3:30 a.m. Aug. 31, 2021

Upgrading Your Patio? Why It’s More Expensive This Summer

Shipping bottlenecks and commodities costs are helping drive inflation in the U.S. WSJ visits a patio-furniture factory in China to see why refurbishing your backyard could be pricier this year. Photo: Patrick Fok video content 5:30 a.m. July 29, 2021

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Didi’s Rough Ride: Why Beijing Is Looking to Rein In Its Tech Giants

After Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi made its Wall Street debut, Beijing said it plans to tighten rules for homegrown companies looking to raise money overseas. WSJ’s Yoko Kubota takes a Didi ride to explain what the crackdown means for China’s tech titans and investors. Photo illustration: Ang Li video content

5:30 a.m. July 9, 2021
China services-sector gauge falls in June

A private gauge of China's services sector hit its lowest growth rate for 14 months in June due to the uptick in Covid-19 cases which reduced travel demand. The Caixin China services purchasing managers index was at 50.3, down sharply from 55.1 in May, Caixin Media Co. and research firm IHS Markit said Monday.

11:00 p.m. July 4, 2021
China manufacturing activity slows to 3-month low

A private gauge of China's manufacturing activity fell to a three-month low in June, as a recent uptick in Covid-19 cases and supply-chain logjams weighed on output and dampened demand. The Caixin China purchasing managers index dropped to 51.3 in June compared with 52.0 in May, Caixin Media Co. and researcher Markit said Thursday.

10:10 p.m. June 30, 2021
Japan's manufacturing sentiment highest since 2018

TOKYO--Sentiment among Japan's large manufacturers rose to the highest level in two and a half years during the second quarter thanks to a recovering global economy. The main index measuring large manufacturers' sentiment was plus 14 in June, compared with plus five in March, according to the Bank of Japan's quarterly tankan corporate survey released Thursday.

8:50 p.m. June 30, 2021
South Korea's export growth slows in June

South Korea's exports grew at a slower but still robust pace in June as the economy sustained a strong recovery from the pandemic. Outbound shipments rose 39.7% from a year earlier to $54.80 billion, following May's 45.6% surge, which was the fastest pace in more than three decades. The slower growth in June reflected that the boosting effects of a low comparison base in the previous year are fading.

8:49 p.m. June 30, 2021
China's nonmanufacturing growth slows in June

BEIJING--An official measure of growth in China's nonmanufacturing industries eased in June from May as a recent resurgence in Covid-19 cases hindered recovery. The nonmanufacturing purchasing-managers index dropped to 53.5 in June from 55.2 in May, but remained above the 50 mark, which separates expansion from contraction, according to the data released Wednesday by the National Bureau of Statistics.

10:32 p.m. June 29, 2021
China's official manufacturing PMI dips in June

BEIJING--An official gauge of China's factory activity dropped slightly in June, as chip and power supply shortages slowed the expansion of production, official data showed Wednesday. China's official manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 50.9 from 51.0 in May, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

10:31 p.m. June 29, 2021

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