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The China take on digital transformation

Digital transformation is key in the planning of companies, governments and individuals, as the world is changing beyond recognition. But for the world outside China it often remains unclear how the most innovative country is going to influence their digital future. 

Speakers at the China Speakers Bureau can help you to make sense out of this often disruptive change of the world. Here we bring together a group of leading experts on China and how its digital transformation is going to change the world outside China too.

GE-deal upward boost for Haier brand – James Roy

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.

Can Chinese firms compete internationally? – Joel Backaler

Last month premier Li Keqiang visited Europe with the biggest business delegation ever, in an effort to push Chinese companies on the international market. China veteran Joel Backaler was there during the visit and wonders if Chinese firms can successfully enter international markets. From the China Observer.

The corporate reinvention – Bill Fischer

Most companies in trouble restructure, scale down, very few are able to reinvent themselves. But it can be done, writes IMD-professor Bill Fischer in Forbes. Soon a book on the Chinese company Haier, one of the companies who reinvented itself, co-authored by Bill Fischer, will appear.

Why China bought American movie theaters – Shaun Rein

Wanda’s purchase of AMC Theathers raised more than a few eyebrows in the US? Is China buying a backdoor to execute its soft power? Business analyst and author Shaun Rein explains in Foreign Policy what is behind this and other high-profile corporate purchase by Chinese companies.

China innovation fueled by US education – Shaun Rein

China’s universities might be churning out millions of engineers, real innovative enterprises are led by US-educated returnees, writes business analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC. He disagrees with Washington Post columnist Vivek Wadhwa who fears China’s education.