Category Archives: finance

Why Chinese investors invest abroad – Wei Gu

Foreign investors might be looking for their luck in China, Chinese investors increasingly invest abroad, where they often pick up shares from Chinese companies like Baidu, Tencent and China Mobile, firm they know from home and trust, tells WSJ editor Wei Gu.

The potential of micro-finance for the US and China – Michael Justin Lee

Both the US and China should cooperate in setting up microfinance to use the massive pools over underutilized human capital, writes Michael Justin Lee in the China US Focus.

Michael Justin Lee joins China Speakers Bureau

Professor Michael Justin Lee of the University of Maryland has kindly agreed to join the China Speakers Bureau. Michael Lee is a gifted and dynamic speaker with a deep understanding of China. His new book The Chinese Way to Wealth and Prosperity: 8 Timeless Strategies for Achieving Financial Success details how the Chinese people have managed to thrive in every country to which they’ve ever emigrated.

Chinese emigration “a hot potato” – Rupert Hoogewerf

Rich Chinese are massively leaving China, obvious politically “a hot potato”, tells China’s rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf in The Telegraph. Although the effect might not be as devastating as the figures suggest.

China protectionism looms on trade talks – Shaun Rein

China and the US restart very soon their trade talks, traditionally marred by US complaints on how China manipulates its currency. Now, rising protectionism by state-owned companies offer a new stumbling block, says business analyst Shaun Rein at the BBC.

A festival of broken start-up dreams – Marc van der Chijs

Shanghai-based VC Marc van der Chijs has a brilliant idea. Why not use the many failed business ideas and technology of start-ups and create an online market of broken dreams? He has not the time to execute, he writes on his weblog, so he hopes somebody steals his idea.

The strain of divorce on China shares – Wei Gu

Wu Yajun of Longfor properties saw the shares of her company drop because of her divorce, but she is certainly not the first. Financial analyst Wei Gu of Reuters’ Breakingviews looks at divorce as a risk factor for listed companies, or their IPO’s, especially in China.

Rich list no death list – Rupert Hoogewerf

Getting on Hurun’s rich lists, some consider to be dangerous. Rupert Hoogewerf, the composer of the rich lists, denies at the BBC, but admits his list is far from comprehensive.

Old hands take over finance regulators – Wei Gu

While the world was watching new party leader Xi Jinping taking the stage, real changes are taking place at the lower tiers. Reuters’ Breakingviews columnist Wei Gu describes how the old guard is taking over positions at the financial regulators. Experience wins from reform.

Shanghai uses new policies for foreign investments – Mark Schaub

Shanghai has tried to lure headquarters of foreign multinationals for decades, but a recent policy change might just help the city to do this just a bit more effective, explains Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub in IFLR.