The Covid wave in China increases consumer interest in health insurance

Chuiyangliu Hospital, pictured in January 2023 in Beijing, has in the past few years finished renovations that have allowed daily patents to increase sixfold to 5,000 per day, according to official estimates. Yin Hun Chau | CNBC BEIJING — Health, sports and wellness top the shopping list for anyone in their late 20s or older … Read more

Medical device stocks tend to outperform the market, and analysts expect these names to see significant gains

Medical device makers, like many manufacturers, have faced challenges over the past year from bloated supply chain costs, staff shortages and a strong dollar affecting sales abroad. But the new year brought a more positive tone from companies in the sector, even as big tech companies and others announced layoffs and sounded the alarm about … Read more

Companies can “hire” a virtual person for $14,000 a year in China

Virtual singer Luo Tianyi performing with world famous pianist Lang Lang in 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. Luo Tianyi was launched in 2012, has nearly 3 million fans, and even performed at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics this year. China Optical Group | Getty Images BEIJING — From customer service … Read more