Category Archives: miscellaneous

Three questions on Xi Jinping’s economic reforms – Arthur Kroeber

Xi Jinping’s ambitious reform program is answering some of the questions analyst have been asking since the new president took power, writes economist Arthur Kroeber for Brookings. Although his program might not satisfy market fundamentalists.

Entrepreneurs shift focus to investment strategies – Rupert Hoogewerf

China’s entrepreneurs are moving from their core manufacturing to investment strategies, as the country’s economy is shifting, says China Rich List producer Rupert Hoogewerf in ECNS.CN.

North Korea: bad business for China – Michael Justin Lee

Signs are strong that North-Korea is preparing for another rocket launch. And although that is bad news, suggests Michael Justin Lee in the Washington Times, it might help China and the US to get closer to each others. China is not as close with North-Korea as some thing, he says.

Tough decisions for China’s leadership ahead – Sara Hsu

In October China’s leadership has to decide about some tough economic dilemma’s. Financial expert Sara Hsu paints at Triple-Crisis some of the options to avoid a failure of the efforts to shift from an investment-driven to a consumption-driven economy.

Facial masks, another score for L’Oreal – Ben Cavender

The French L’Oreal groups bought China’s leading facial masks group Magic Holdings. A brilliant move, says retail analyst Ben Cavender in the China Daily, in a fast growing market segment.

Why Australia is dropping as a favorite tourist destination – Rupert Hoogewerf

Australia has been dropping on the list of favorite destinations for Chinese tourists, reports the Brisbane Times. China Rich list composer Rupert Hoogewerf explains why other destinations like the France, Singapore, Italy, the UK, the US and Switzerland are today doing better.

Chinese luxury travelers: biggest spenders of the world – Rupert Hoogewerf

What many assumed, has this week been verified by the Hurun China Rich List, founded by Rupert Hoogewerf: Chinese travelers spend more during their trips than tourists of any other country on luxury goods. Negative: they travel less than in the past, write a range of publications.

Best from Britain? Education – Rupert Hoogewerf

Of all the assets Britain can provide top Chinese business people, education has the largest personal appeal, tells China’s Rich list producer Rupert Hoogewerf to The Standard.

What is China doing right? – Jeremy Goldkorn

The indispensable Chinafile asked some of its authors to list what is going right in China, after many obvious stories about what is going wrong. Danwei-founder Jeremy Goldkorn submitted a pretty long list, and this is how it starts.

Writing on China’s seedy past – Paul French

“A chronicler of China’s seedy past,” author Paul French is called in a raving review in The Atlantic. His latest book “Midnight in Peking” became a candidate for the Edgar Award in the “Best Fact Crime” category.