From a cash country, where transactions were done by moving plastic bags with money between bank branches, China has turned into a leading force in fintech or financiel technology. Mobile payment are standard. Bitcoins and blockchain technology found in China early adopters. Social media have – more than anywhere in the world – adopted payment systems to facilitate online trade.
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The Rupert Hoogewerf´s Hurun China IT List illustrated over the years where money in generated in China´s economy. IT-tycoons are super wealth creators, says Hoogewerf to the China Daily, not only for themselves, but for many others too.
For long China has been displacing Western companies by cheaper products. But many have failed to see how this displacement has been overtaken by disruptive business models, writes IMD professor Bill Fischer in the Harvard Business Review.
This year the Chinese outnumbered the American billionaires, but by 2020 they will replace the top spots at the global rich list, says China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the People´s Daily. Hoogewerf predicts Jack Ma, founder and CEO of China’s E-commerce giant Alibabagroup will overtake Wang Jianlin, the property tycoon, as the wealthiest person on the Chinese mainland.
Beijing is now having more (US$) billionaires than New York, says Hurun rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf in his latest report, according to AP, despite the fierce drop in stock prices of the last six months. “People will look at China the same way that people looked at Stanford or Silicon Valley in the 1990s.”
Looking back at the demand from our clients at the China Speakers Bureau over the past few years, we see a distinct development into the future, into the year of the ape.
Haier might be the largest white good manufacturer, globally active, but not yet seen as a global brand. The purchase of the appliances section of GE for US$5.4 billion might just change that perception, says James Roy, Associate Principal of the China Market Research Group (CMR) in the International Business Times.
Huawei has replaced Xiaomi as the preferred mobile in China. Is you want to be cool, you buy Apple, if you want a decent local product, you buy Huawei, says business analyst Shaun Rein in Yahoo Finance. Xiaomi is still a good company, but US$45 billion might be a little bit high, he says.
Study hard and make money fast, was what parents told their offspring in the past when they would sent them off to study. Successful tech giant like Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent have created new role models for graduates, tells Shanghai-based VC William Bao Bean in the Technology Review. Aspiration: becoming a VC.