Category Archives: Microsoft

Tit for tat: China’s retaliates with blacklisting in trade war – Harry Broadman

By blacklisting Huawei, the US started a new phase in the trade war, and China’s intention to blacklist US companies in retaliation does not really come as a surprise, says former US negotiator Harry Broadman to CNN Business.

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.

The self-driving car: the next disruptive tool – Mark Schaub

No tool has changed life in China more than the smartphone, with 640 million users and counting in less than a decade. But a new device is possibly disrupting – and improving – life even more, writes Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub in the China Law Insight: the self-driving car. He paints the upcoming changes, and the way China’s government is promoting that change.

The war between US and Chinese platforms – Jeffrey Towson

Chinese platforms are going global: Ctrip, Didi, Alibaba, Baidu, UnionPay. Global platforms try to enter China: Airbnbn, Uber, Google, Facebook. Peking University business professor Jeffrey Towson welcomes us to the US-China platform war, and explores on his LinkedIn page the battle field.

Preparing tech startups for success in China – William Bao Bean

Google, Ebay and Amazon are just some of the tech giants who failed in China. With a good preparation that would not have happened, claims William Bao Bean, managing director of the ChinaAccelarator. His organization prepares startups for launches in China, and Chinese firms for going global.

Xi´s US visit: splits for CEO´s – Shaun Rein

Money goes before politics during president Xi Jinping´s week-long visit to the United States. And the many CEO´s of American top firms, who will meet the Chinese leader, face dilemma´s, says business analyst Shaun Rein in Market Place.

Charity not high on China Richs`agenda – Rupert Hoogewerf

Billionaire Bill Gates has tried in vain to engage his Chinese counterparts to spend more on charity. China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf explains in Knowledge CKGSB why China´s wealthy give no priority to philanthropy.

Why mostly foreign firms get fined – Sara Hsu

Mercedes-Benz was the latest who humbly accepted a US$56 million fine for monopolistic behavior. Economic analyst Sara Hsu looks in the Diplomat at China´s anti-monopoly laws, and why mostly foreign companies get fined.

Tax breaks for foreign firms might end – Sara Hsu

The relative economic slowdown forces the Chinese government to have a thorough look at tax breaks for foreign companies, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. The central government looks at tax evasion, and local government are less eager to offer tax breaks.

China keeps 2nd place on Global Hurun Rich list – Rupert Hoogewerf

China has retained a second place on the 2015 Global Rich List, despite the growing number of billionaires. India got bronze, passing the UK and Russia. Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf: “Tech has been leading the way again for new billionaires. It’s all eyes on the new economy,” according to the Independent.