Fierce debates have been fought over China’s investments into Africa, are they helping Africa or is China the new colonial power? Financial analyst Sara Hsu puts the arguments pro and con next to each other at her video blog China Rising.
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JD.com reported bad figures, after also Tencent, and according to business analyst Shaun Rein, author of The War for China’s Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order talking to Bloomberg, JD.com is in trouble because of its now obsolete technology, while competition is heating up. More established players like Tencent and Alibaba face less trouble since they can diversify easier over different industries.
Emerging markets have turned around the traditional view on the product lifecycle, as multinational knew them, argues Harry Broadman in his speech on innovation and entrepreneurship. No longer is the US the birth ground of new ideas, who then spread to emerging economy, but innovation from emerging countries conquer the world in its own right.
China entrepreneur Ashley Dudarenok looks back for Ted-X at role models in communist Russia that shaped her worldview. China is the best breeding ground for female entrepreneurs, she argues.
The past World Cup not only gathered a massive audience in China but also marked a switch from classic TV to mobile, says China analyst Andy Mok at CGTN. Content creation has become a major industry in this traditional sport.
Eyes were on Sofia, Bulgaria, last week, as China’s prime minister Li Keqiang tries to improve relations with Eastern Europe. Economist Sara Hsu puts Li’s efforts into perspective as both trade and investments between China and Eastern Europe have been stagnant, compared to other countries in the One-Belt, One-Road initiative, she tells at CGTN. Also: the contagious relations with the EU.
First shots have been fired on tariffs in the trade war between the US and China, but the impact has been limited up to now, tells economist Wang Haiyan to CGTN, as the affected numbers are still relatively small. Escalating the effects can be avoided, but to need a compromise by the end of the summer, she says.
Many foreign companies get it wrong when they try to use WeChat to sell in China. Marketing veteran Ashley Dudarenok, author of Unlocking the World’s Largest E-Market: A Guide to Selling on Chinese Social Media gives the main takeaways for using WeChat for reaching the Chinese consumers.
William Bao Bean, managing director of the Chinaccelerator, the first and longest-running startup accelerator program in China, supported in 2017 160 investments in startups. The blockchain is becoming increasingly a feature larger companies need, and where startups can help, he says in this interview.
The US administration, followed by retaliation from Beijing, is heading for a full-scale trade war. Financial analyst Sara Hsu explains why threatening China is only going to make the fallout worse, not better, as the White House seems to be clueless about how China will react.