Category Archives: Shanghai

Slowdown is not hurting outbound tourism – Wei Gu

China is looking at a slowdown of its double digit growth, but that is not going to hurt the outbound tourism, observes Wei Gu, founder of Weini Media in Shanghai, at the opening panel at ILTM talking about trends in Chinese wealth and travel.

China`s aging crisis: guns vs canes – Howard French

The world´s most populous country is facing an unprecedented crisis, as its population ages fast, tells former New York Times Shanghai-bureau chief Howard French to PBS. The fast rising demand for social security, health care and a diminishing work force, will narrow down China´s economic expansion in the near future. The aging crisis not only shows the immense failure of the one-child policy, it will also force the country to become more welcoming to much-needed immigrants.

Consumers still spend on experiences and kids – Shaun Rein

Shanghai Disney opened this week after five years of preparing while China´s growth had been relatively slowing down. But business analyst Shaun Rein does not see this mega operation will be hurt by dropping consumer spending. Chinese still spend on experiences and their kids, he tells AP.

Disney might win in China – James Roy

Chinese did not grow up with Mickey Mouse and Snow White, but American content might still do very well in China, says retail analyst James Roy. Even when the government…

Disneyland will help to stimulate economy – Shaun Rein

Even ahead of its official opening, the Shanghai Disneyland park looks for many the place to be. Costs might be higher, but it will add positively to consumer spending, says business analyst Shaun Rein in Bloomberg. “Every person with a kid or grandkid in China is going to go to Shanghai Disney as long as it’s big enough and good enough.”

US arrest suspect for carbon fiber theft – Wendell Minnick

US judicial authorities have arrested the Chinese national Fuyi “Frank” Sun for trying to steal carbon fiber, used for military and aerospace applications, defense analyst Wendell Minnick writes in Defense News. Sun was caught by an undercover unit of Home Land Security (HSI).

Shanghai should not fund faulty investments – William Bao Bean

Shanghai introduced in January a compensation scheme for investors who lost money on their investments, hoping to trigger more innovations. By doing that China´s second-largest city funds faulty investment deals, tells VC veteran William Bao Bean the BBC.

James Farrer: Pacific Fellow at the Carnegie Council

The Carnegie Council has appointed six Pacific Fellows, among them professor of sociology at the Sophie University in Tokyo James Farrer and author of Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of a Global City.

What to do on cross-border fraud – Mark Schaub

Cross-border fraud in China is on the rise, says Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub in Lexology. And when it happens, you should take action right away. First he paints what could happen.

Why I find clubbing in Shanghai depressing – James Farrer

Sociologist James Farrer, and author of Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of a Global City has been clubbing for decades in Shanghai. But lately, the fun is gone, he tells an NPR reporter while cruising the city.