Category Archives: Speaker News

Why water pollution is China´s largest challenge – Sara Hsu

China´s list of environmental problems is mind-boggling, but the water pollution might be the worst, writes urbanization expert Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. For many pollution induced cancer is coming too close, time is running out.

Chinese women discovered adultery, and it is big – James Farrer

Adultery has traditionally been a male thing. But in China – as the socialist country claimed their women were equal to men – women have expanded their equality also into adultery, says professor James Farrer, an eminent scholar on China´s sexuality in the Atlantic.

Tech tit-for-tat likely to hurt US interests – Shaun Rein

China is hitting US tech interests now on an almost daily basis, and this battle is likely to continue in the coming months, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at Bloomberg TV. While the Edward Snowden disclosures might have set off these measures, the indictment of five Chinese for cyber espionage was the trigger.

How should corporate America respond to China´s arrival? – Joel Backaler

Author Joel Backaler of the recently published China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global tells in the Business Monitor how corporate America can react on Chinese companies coming to them.

How China can attract foreigners and innovation – Annette Nijs

Annette Nijs, CEIBS Executive Director Global Initiative, was among the five presenters, was among five experts explaining president Xi Jinping at his visit at CEIBS how China can attract foreigners and innovation to the country.

Hong Kong accountancy gets another blow – Paul Gillis

In yet another blow for the Hong Kong accounting industry, Hong Kong EY lost a case against the regulator SFC concerning mainland company Standard Water. Accounting expert Paul Gillis is amazed no negotiated deal proved to be possible.

Giving Chinese and Africans a voice – Howard French

In the China-Africa debate, the voices of both the Chinese and Africans are often ignored. Former foreign correspondent Howard French wants to change that in this book, China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa, he tells the Huffington Post.

Changed rules for the Renminbi – Arthur Kroeber

The way the central government is ruling its currency, the Renminbi, has changed profoundly over the past months. Economist Arthur Kroeber argues in the Brookings Institute that the rules for the currency have changed profoundly.

Why women drive China´s e-commerce – Wei Gu

China´s women are the driving force in the country´s e-commerce, explains WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu. 75% of the online consumers are already women, and they are good for 90% of the revenue. One of the reasons: women earn better than men.

A third road for China´s economy – Sara Hsu

Financial analyst Sara Hsu reviews for the Diplomat the book by Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and the debate on state socialism and capitalism. For China´s economy there is a third road, she argues.