Now a massive row of Chinese companies, including Alibaba, are preparing for IPO´s, both at home at abroad, insights in China´s financial industry are more important than ever,
The government wants to allow market forces to decide what financial direction the country is taking, and because more than even capital is owned by Chinese citizens, just looking at what the central government in Beijing is doing, is not longer good enough.
Chinese authorities have started to crack down on zombie firms, firms that mostly exist in name. A good sign, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat, but there might be huge differences between provinces, she warns, as the government also wants to avoid job losses.
Already underfunded and facing a fast aging population, healthcare in China is under pressure. Financial analyst Sara Hsu sees some encouraging tests in keeping costs down, but many more reforms are needed to pass the test, she writes in the Diplomat.
China and especially Foxconn has been taking the lead in replacing labor by robots in manufacturing. Especially for the low-income jobs that might be bad news, says financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. Job creating in the right sector is not going fast enough.
Peer-to-peer lending got quite some coverage in China´s media, both as a huge business opportunity, and as an attractive criminal operation ground, says financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. Authorities have tried to crack down on crime, but are also afraid to kill a good business.
The Beijing Auto Show was an exceptional bright spot during an economic slowdown that is worrying many, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.”We can expect China’s auto industry to keep moving.”
A dramatic reduction of global steel demand has sent the steel producers into disarray. China, good for half of the production, has upset the rest of the world by financing its export. A better policy would be keeping steel in store, until demand picks up again, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.
The USTR, the United State Trade Representative, has qualified the Chinese Great Firewall, blocking and filtering internet traffic, as a trade barrier. Analyst Sara Hsu is not that sure, and suggests more research to find this our, in the Diplomat.