Category Archives: Speaker News

Where is the value in China´s bear market – Wei Gu

After four years of bear markets in China, some investors still see ways to make money. WSJ´s wealth editor and CFA Wei Gu talks to investment director Alan Wang of Value Partners, Asia´s largest hedge fund, about their China strategy.

How Bloomberg started, and killed political reporting in China – Howard French

In a detailed write-up for the Columbia Journalism Review former foreign correspondent Howard French describes how Bloomberg started to engage in political reporting in China, to compete with the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, but killed a successful journalism project, after China´s power-brokers turned up the heat.

Sexual abuse on the agenda is not enough – Zhang Lijia

Author Zhang Lijia and her female class mates were the victim of sexual abuse when she studied in Nanjing, she recalls in the New York Times. Scandals have put sexual abuse on the official agenda, but that might not be enough, she fears.

Cautiously positive about China´s financial reforms – Sara Hsu

Financial analysts Sara Hsu has been predicting doomsday scenario´s for China´s financial stability in the past. But the announced financial reforms have made her carefully optimistic about the direction the country is taking, she writes in the China Brief.

Zeng Fanzhi: best selling Chinese artist today – Rupert Hoogewerf

Zeng Fanzhi, 50, is China´s best selling artist alive today with sales of US$84 million, according to the Hurun Art list 2014, published earlier this month together with Artron. The list offers an objective benchmark of Chinese artists, says its founder Rupert Hoogewerf in 4Hoteliers.com.

Battling illegal fundraising in China – Sara Hsu

China´s financial authorities try to fight illegal fundraising, as one of the features of shadow banking. Financial analyst Sara Hsu give in The Diplomat an overview of this tradition, that has boomed with the country´s economic growth.

Christie´s: catching art interest online and offline – Wei Gu

WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu discusses with the CEO of auction house Christies Steven Murphy in Hong Kong the fast growing interest in real time experience of art, and the growing interest in museum and online auctions.

Pushing back financial repression – Arthur Kroeber

China has promised wide-ranging financial reforms, moving from repression to the market. That is a much-needed change tells economist Arthur Kroeber in the Institutional Investor, to allow household to use their earnings in a more sensible way.

20 Years of Internet: China´s profound transformation – Kaiser Kuo

Twenty years ago the internet in China became available, and no other change has made such an impacts on the Chinese society, says Kaiser Kuo, director international communication at China´s largest search engine Baidu at CNN.

Why a freely convertible Yuan is needed fast – Paul Gillis

Relaxing capital controls is needed fast, argues Beida professor Paul Gillis at his accounting weblog, as he analyses the position of Chukong Holdings Limited. They filed last week for a US IPO, but also use a so-called variable interest entity (VIE) structure, a source of many problems, argues Gillis.