Category Archives: Speaker News

The bifurcation of China´s property market – Sara Hsu

Some second and third tier cities in China report house buying has come to a standstill, while high-end property markets in first tier cities report a huge influx of buyers from China. Financial analyst Sara Hsu looks in the Diplomat at both opposing trends and how the middle class might get hit.

Food: new frontier for the wealthy – Wei Gu

Investment opportunities are huge in food, as scared consumers flock to salad bars and vegetarian restaurants to find safe food. WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu explores the news developments with Peggy Liu of the Joint US‑China Cooperation on Clean Energy’s (JUCCCE) in Shanghai.

Bitcoin: still going strong – Marc van der Chijs

In China the financial authorities have come close to a ban of the Bitcoin, and the news in general has been negative. But China entrepreneur and Bitcoin enthusiast Marc van de Chijs explains on his weblog why the crypto-currency is likely to keep on shaking the financial markets.

Innovation: China needs it, Israel has it – Mark Schaub

Business between China and Israel is brisk, and that is partly caused by the fact that both economies supplement each other. Where China needs innovation, Israel needs a sizable market to sell its innovations, a market it does not have among its hostile neighbors. Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub just returned from his latest trip to Israel and made this overview.

“China Goes West” by Joel Backaler ready for launch

China´s aspirations to go West is one of the larger stories of 2014 and the author Joel Backaler is getting ready for the launch of his book China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global Mid May. A trailer and a link for pre-ordering the book at Amazon are ready.

Why do China´s CEO´s not go global? – Wei Gu

China´s largest companies might be going global, but their CEO´s stay put in China, unlike their colleagues from other countries, discovered WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu. And that is not good for their careers.

Mini-stimulus, but no crisis mode – Ben Cavender

Unlike previous actions when the central government would splash almost unlimited financial resources to boost the economy, now the announced mini-stimulus show a much more controlled way to push the economy in the right direction, tells business analyst Ben Cavender in the TradingFloor.

A controlled collapse of China´s real estate? – Ben Cavender

A first US$ 600 million default of a real estate company might be the beginning of more, tells business analyst Ben Cavender at Tradingfloor.com. Slower growth might trigger off more default in real estate, and the government will try to control the process, not bail everybody out.

Reforms cast uncertainty over property markets – Wei Gu

Announced reforms in China might have a profound impact on the property markets. Financial liberalization might cause a downturn, but land and hukou reform might have a positive influence. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu discusses with Oliver Barron of NSBO China Research the likely impact.

Xi Jinping: soft or tough? – Zhang Lijia

President Xi Jinping certainly has a good PR guy, jokes author Zhang Lijia, while she is interviewed about China´s powerful leader, in front of the food shop where he showed up a few months ago to buy his own food.