Category Archives: innovation

Switzerland, China cooperate on innovation – Andy Mok

The Sino Swiss Economic Forum convened this week in Beijing, and celebrated the cooperation between both countries on innovation. Innovation expert and entrepreneur Andy Mok attended the meeting and gives at LinkedIn an overview.

Andy Mok joins China Speakers Bureau

Managing director of Red Pagoda Resources in Beijing Andy Mok has joined the China Speakers Bureau. Andy earned his stripes in both Hong Kong and China as an entrepreneur in private equity and public policy.

Can the iPhone SE succeed in China? – James Roy

Apple tries to take on domestic smartphone competitors in China by launching its cheaper iPhone SE. But the jury is still out on the question whether that is a smart move for the premium brand, says retail analyst James Roy to the VOA.

China moves to become a leading innovator – Shaun Rein

Much or the outside world sees China still as the copy-cat country it was in the past. But those people are missing the boat, warns business analyst Shaun Rein, author of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia, in the Australian Financial Review, as China becomes fast the word´s most successful innovator.

Going cheap not good for Apple´s China market – Shaun Rein

Apple has presented its iPhone SE, a cheaper model of earlier iPhones. For the China market, such a more might not be good, says business analyst Shaun Rein to Reuters. They might be copying earlier mistakes on this competitive market.

A slice of Silicon Valley in Taipei – William Bao Bean

Taipei-based startup accelerator MOX has been taking off, bringing a piece of Silicon Valley and jobs to Taiwan. Chinaccelator Managing Director William Bao Bean explains in the Taipei Times why Taiwan offers a good breeding grounds for mobile only startups.

The next four billion internet users will be mobile only – William Bao Bean

The first billion internet users entered the space using their PC´s. But the last four billion users will be mobile only, says innovation expert William Bao Bean in Tech in Asia, talking about the MOX demo days. To reach those billions, innovation startups also has to be mobile.

Fostering a mobile startup community in Taipei – William Bao Bean

For two months managing director of the China Accelerator William Bao Bean left Shanghai for Taipei, to nurture a new offices and a startup community MOX. In Taipei Times he explains how how this Silicon Valley working style works out here.

China´s defense firms become better, but stay secretive – Wendell Minnick

Getting a Chinese defense company at an exhibition would be awkward, since they were not prepared to give any information, not even to customers, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick at Defense News. At the latest Singapore Airshow they improved, but only slightly.

How can governments stimulate innovation? Get out of the way – William Bao Bean

Everywhere governments are looking for ways to encourage innovations. For super-innovator William Bao Bean the solution is pretty simple: get out of the way. And give visas where possible. Compensating VC for possible losses, like Shanghai wants to do, is certainly the wrong way. Singapore on the other hand does a good job.