Category Archives: Speaker News

China meets growing skepticism in Africa – Howard French

A decade of Chinese investments in Africa is triggering off a larger degree of skepticism, writes author Howard French in the New York Times. Earlier this month he published his latest book China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa.

How contraband is changing North Korea – Paul French

Paul French, author of North Korea: State of Paranoia: A Modern History explains in the Deutsche Welle, North Korea is slowly changing, against the will of its ruling elite. Its citizens know more than ever what is happening in China and South Korea.

Why China is not going to crash – Mario Cavolo

The story of China collapsing has moved into a new edition now growth and especially real estate is no longer growing double-digit. Wrong, says author Mario Cavolo, whose book China: The Big Lie? the Truth of Trillions in a Culture of Cash was just published for North America by Sino Media International’s Long River Press.

What Chinese are coming to Africa? – Howard French

Author Howard French focuses in this latest book China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa on individual Chinese entering Africa. In OZY he explains why: Its not the billionaires, but the relative poor coming to Africa.

Regulating wealth management products – Sara Hsu

China is about to start regulating its financial jungle of wealth management products, one of the causes of its giant shadow banking system. Time to protect the consumers against those risky products, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. An overview of the regulations

Xiaomi picks fight with Apple, Samsung – Ben Cavender

China´s smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched its first tablet and business analyst Ben Cavender sees the company doing well in the 15-35 year bracket of consumers who never used a PC. Apple and Samsung should start to worry, he explains in Bloomberg TV.

What does it take to become a private banker? – Wei Gu

Private bankers are a hot commodity in Asia, although their corporate live can be tough. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu gives aspiring wealth managers a few career advises. Being a good seller is more important than your family connections.

Next, the state has to let the banks go – Sara Hsu

Liberalization of the interest rates is a first important step in financial reforms, but it is not enough, tells financial analyst Sara Hsu in the EastAsiaForum. Next the state needs to let the state banks go.

How to deal with information paternalism in China – Tricia Wang

The outside world calls it censorship, but sociologist Tricia Wang prefers the term “information paternalism”. Chinese teens are finding new ways to express themselves. 88-bar summarizes a speech of Tricia on online identity.

Why Facebook opens a sales office in China – Shaun Rein

Facebook is blocked in China, just like Twitter and Google, but is opening a sales office in China. Chinese companies have to tap into the sales power of Facebook as they go abroad, as their global ambitions grow, explains business analyst Shaun Rein on Bloomberg TV. How do you want to sell in Indonesia or the US if you are not on Facebook?